Final Destination

Final DestinationSo after two months of packing and unpacking, soul-searching and moving I have finally reached my final destination – Berlin. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of all sorts of emotions. Some good, some bad, but all part of the process of getting settled in a new country, a new hometown, a new home.

Home is where the heart is they say. Although my heart hasn’t quite arrived yet – I’m sure it’s just stuck in traffic or something – I can already say that I’m loving Berlin. In the past few years I’ve become so used to the hustle and bustle of the big city life in London that I knew I had to move to Berlin. And although Berlin is probably the most colourful and bustling city of them all within the national boundaries of good old Germany, it’s still so different to London.

Final Destination

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What I noticed first were the relatively empty streets. When I walked back home from the tram station last night at around 12am – it was a Friday – I saw exactly one person walking her dog. But even during the day there aren’t nearly as many people on the streets as in London….it’s actually possible to walk around without having to linger behind some huge group of people, who won’t pick up their pace.

The second thing I noticed was the distinct Berlin style. I had heard people talk about it – just like they talk about London style – but it really is something unique; much more unique than the London style. I love the undone, alternative vibe…it lacks even the slightest hint of pretentiousness, it’s cool, laid back, alternative and totally whatever.

Final DestinationThe people are equally laid back, super diverse (loads of people are talking English to each other because they all come from so many different countries) and very friendly. It’s so easy to get talking with random people on the street and I’ve grown super fond of the Berlin dialect – again, there’s not a hint of pretentiousness to be found.

Let me know if you fancy hearing more about Berlin and my adventures here in the big city. This is such an exciting chapter of my life and I’d love to share it with you.

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  • #byLily

    Aah.. so nice to read that you have settled down in Berlin. I can’t wait to read your adventures in your new home town. And I can’t wait to visit you asap and explore Berlin with you and check out their unique styles 😉

    X Lily
    http://www.hashtagbylily.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…yes! Life in Berlin is slowly but steadily coming together…Now I only need to meet new people to do stuff with :D. Anyways, I hope you visit soon. It would be so cool to see your beautiful face again 🙂 xx

  • SalonFurnish

    Awesome post! 🙂

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    I absolutely want to hear more about Berlin!! As someone who has only been to Poland to visit family, I’m always so interested to hear about Europe. I haven’t see any of it, and I’m really curious to learn more how Berlin is like. Especially the street style- I’m about to google it to see, haha!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…I just googled it myself, and I must say that the pictures don’t do the actual street style here in Berlin any justice. When you’re out and about you can really feel it…it’s difficult to describe! Anyway, I’m super excited to put my explorer cap on! There seems to be so much cool stuff going on here and it’s all so cheap!!! Haha.. xx

  • http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk sprinklesofstyle

    I would love to hear more of your adventures and Berlin, it’s really fascinating and I really hope you’re well, happy and enjoying it!!! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Lalya! That’s incredibly sweet of you :-* xx

  • http://www.eyeseeeuphoria.com/ Eye See Euphoria

    Thanks for sharing your feelings and experience. Enjoy.

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the post! xx

  • Beauty Follower

    Must be a great city!
    Have a wonderful new week 🙂

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much! You too 🙂 xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Aw I hope this year to visit Berlin :)) My friend lives there. You have a love of journeys and finally at home :)) You look so beautiful in basics.. Adorable
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Cvetina! That’s incredibly sweet of you! Let me know if you ever find the time to visit Berlin. We could meet up for a coffee 🙂 xx

  • http://shekinahjoy.com/ Shekinah

    Such a lovely post. I enjoyed reading it. Looks like Berlin is such a nice place. I’ve always wanted to live in London, Amsterdam, Germany, or somewhere really far from where I live. Haha! but there’s something that keeps holding me back from moving out. I’m glad that you’ve reached your final destination. I look forward to your next blog post. <3

    x, shekinahjoy.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Shekinah 🙂 Yes, Berlin is indeed a very lovely place. I felt the same way when I was younger…I just wanted to be far far away from home. But things have changed, and now I’m super happy being back in my home country 🙂 xx

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com Lena Chu

    You look lovely Jasmin! And Berlin sounds like a great place, the chill relaxed vibe reminds me a lot of Seattle where I lived for 10 years. I wish you all the best in your future darling! 🙂 xo~ Lena

    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Lena! I really appreciate your kind words 🙂 xx

  • Rosa Mimmino

    Ich war noch nie in Berlin – welch eine Schande!! – aber man sagt ja, Berlin ist im Moment eine der besten Städte für junge Leute. Wünsche dir viel Glück und Erfolg dort!!

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com – NEUER POST

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Ohja…definitiv, denn Berlin ist auch voll von jungen, offenen Leuten. Allerdings ist hier Konservatismus fehl am Platz…ich finde es zwar sehr erfrischend, muss mich aber noch dran gewöhnen 😉 xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    Yes, please do share more about Berlin! It’s one of those cool countries I wish to be born in if ever I was born again in a different time haha, but no joke and I do like what you said about the people there and the lack of pretentiousness – how splendid 🙂 I hope you’ll love Berlin as you love London! xo 🙂

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      London will always occupy a special place in my heart! BUT it’s super refreshing to be surrounded by such a relaxed vibe here in Berlin. In London I always felt like I had to try harder and harder…there’s absolutely no need for that here 🙂 xx

  • http://www.laurajaneatelier.com Laura Jane Atelier

    Your sweater looks so warm and cozy

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Laura! The sweater is such a lifesaver during the winter months 🙂 xx

  • http://myclosetlife.com/ Kaley

    I’ve not been to Berlin, but have heard wonderful things – best of luck to you! You look beautiful in these photos!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Kaley! That’s incredibly sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • Lima Ché

    So so beautiful! Really love your style! You are fantastic!New post on my blog <3

    http://www.limaswardrobe.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Lima! That’s incredibly sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • http://www.ledesociale.com/ LeDeSociale

    Hope Berlin is treating you well. Love that city and the hints of old meets new. If you enjoy coffee , head up and look for father carpenter. A new hip coffee joint which I would like to try myself once in Berlin again.

    xx
    Giana.LDS
    http://www.ledesociale.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Giana! That’s incredibly sweet of you. I haven’t had the chance to put my explorer cap on just yet, but I can’t wait to check out Father Carpenter. Thanks for the tip 🙂 xx

      Jasmin xx
      http://www.whatdefinesus.com

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    You look beautiful, first of all! I do have to say I loved berlin when I visited for Fashion Week! Everyone I met was so nice and the city is so lovely with so much culture. The best part: the streets are so wide and there isn’t a big crowd of people ever! definitely can’t wait to visit again! And I would love to hear more about your Berlin adventures 🙂 x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Bibi! That’s incredibly sweet of you. Yes, Berlin is indeed a special city…I can’t wait to get to know a few more people and paint the town red 😉 xx

  • Nicole

    Such lovely photos!! Your sweater is so cute! 🙂

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Nicole 🙂 xx

  • http://notjessfashion.com/ Jessica

    These items look so comfortable and they fit you so well too. You look lovely.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Jessica! That’s incredibly sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • Leniliz Ornellas

    Hiiii. I live in Antwerpen, and i would like
    Visit. I like your fhotos. Xxxxx
    http://Www.mulhersuperfashion.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Leniliz 🙂 xx

  • http://trendgalore.blogspot.com/ Hana

    I’m sure moving to Berlin was a rather big change for you, but I’m sure you’ll adapt very quickly.

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      It was indeed! Thank you Hana 🙂 xx

  • http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/ melody

    cute
    nice post swthrt, you have a very lovely blog
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Melody! That’s incredibly sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    I’m definitely interested in hearing more about Berlin and this new chapter in your life. Have a lovely weekend!:)

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks lovely! I hope you had a great weekend. Now the only thing left to do is meet people to explore the city with 😀 xx

      • Ivana Džidić

        yes and I’m looking forward to reading about your Berlin adventures. I remember my first cousin saying she regrets not settling for Berlin…she ended up living in another city in Germany (can’t remember which one at the moment) but she did say that Berlin has a special vibe.

        • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

          She’s right! Berlin does indeed have a very special vibe 🙂 xx