Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hoover & Floyd

Hoover & Floyd, München

This is going to be an image heavy post, but you'll enjoy it.  I've had a post about Hoover & Floyd in the backlog for some time now.

Hoover & Floyd, Glockenbach, München

Hoover and Floyd, Munich, Germany

This is a great little (and I mean little) cafe in the Glockenbachviertel, but it feels more like an Oma's cozy, Alpine-chic-funky living room. The main room has a large dining room table and there is a smaller room off to the side, complete with gold brocade wall paper and a couple of two top tables.

My first vist was a zillion years ago for a friends birthday party who rented it out for a small geschlossene gesellschaft (private party) birthday celebration. I remember sitting around the table enjoying glass after glass of Prosecco and eating really good, freshly grilled paninis that were served heaping on artisinal-Italian looking platters. Excellent.

Years later when my husband and I were looking for somewhere to host a brunch after our Standesamt (civil wedding) ceremony, I remembered this place. It would be perfect. We met with the owner, a warm, slightly offbeat lady who put together a really nice lunch for us. Paninis, coconut pumpkin soup, goat cheese, honey and red pepper canapes. It was lovely.

Hoover and Floyd, Glockenbach, Munich Hoover und Floyd, Glockenbach, München
Hoover & Floyd, Glockenbach, München

If you're ever looking for a place to host a small, private celebration or just want a quiet afternoon coffee or cocktail, I can't recommend this place enough.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Christmas Loot - Antonetty

Wallet From Antonetty in Munich
This  Christmas Mr. Wahlmünchnerin (or should I say Wahlmünchner) gave me a fantastic gift. It was wonderful for many reasons. It was something I've been wanting for awhile, but had forgotten about. Since it was a gift, it took all the agony out of the style/color decision making, and most of all it adds to my Münchner street cred. I'm talking about my new Antonetty wallet of course!

As I wrote in the Design*Sponge Munich City Guide:

Owning one of Antonetty’s hip, colorful leather wallets or bags makes a clear statement: I am a local, and one who knows what’s cool in town. Part of the appeal of this leather work studio is that it started years ago on a corner of the Glockenbach and sold its wares directly out of the workshop, which is on full display through the plate glass windows of the storefront. You can see the designers and craftswomen creating the items as you walk by. Not only can you order a wallet or purse with custom colors for the leather and zippers, Caroline Antonetty and her team also make jackets, belts and other accessories to order.

Little known fact (at least to me, anyway) According to my husband, the woman who runs it is Canadian.

More info and pix hier, hier and hier (under Shops > Accessories).