24 Apr 2013 - 1:31 pm

As the daughter to an artist mother, New York designer Monika Chiang spent her youth traveling the world.  Years later, reflecting her multicultural background, she sought to encapsulate her own personal on-the-go elegance in a signature clothing line.  In the spirit of this lifestyle inspired collection, Monika Chiang invites you to explore Berlin.


iversified and dynamic, the culture collision ignited by the locals? creative passion is evidenced in its underground music clubs, provocative galleries, and trendy boutiques in neighborhoods like Mitte.  Whether you?re at any of its internationally renowned heritage sites, seeking cultural enlightenment in its museums, or merely taking a stroll through the tree and graffiti-lined cobblestone streets, you will quickly find that Berlin is home to Europe?s everlasting creative spirit.  TravelDose scouted the trendiest places to eat, drink, stay, and see in the energetic city in the months to come. We are pleased to announce that one lucky reader will win a trip to the German capital, complete with a guest and full Monika Chiang wardrobe valued at $3,000 (plus $500 spending cash).  Explore Berlin and enter to win here.

Where To Stay:

With the help of Mr & Mrs Smith, the TravelDose team scouted the Schlosshotel im Grunewald, in Western Berlin for a taste of the old world elegance nestled in this bustling city of new ideas.


Where to Eat:

3 Minutes Sur Mer’s bright and spacious interiors provide the perfect setting for fine French cuisine.


Katz Orange takes up the bottom two floors of a 19th century former brewery – and is a regular choice for cultural icons like Lou Reed.


Where to Drink:

Named after a little known cocktail, the tiny Buck and Breck bar is an intimate, old speakeasy styled joint serving up Berlin’s finest cocktails.


Mitte’s tiny Kingsize bar will treat you to well made drinks and great ambiance.


Prince Charles once was home to an indoor pool – now it’s one of Berlin’s most chic underground clubs.


What to Do:

Beelitz-Heilstätten: urban exploration at it’s finest in this immense abandoned hospital complex.


Stop into Circle Culture for fine art from emerging subcultures.


One of Berlin’s oldest buildings, the Reichstag Building is home to Germany’s Parliament.


Enter to Win a Trip For Two:

One lucky winner will get the chance to visit Berlin thanks to Mr & Mrs Smith and New York brand Monika Chiang, whose on-the-go style is perfect to take on Berlin’s infamous bar scene, historic landmarks, and never ending creative culture. Enter for your chance to indulge in a weekend complete with a stay in the gorgeous Schlosshotel, a Monika Chiang wardrobe valued at $3,000, plus $500 in spending cash.  Be sure to check out all our style tips for the big trip on Monika Chiang’s branded page.

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