Follow me around – Duesseldorf
You’ve probably already read the post about the Steigenberger hotel we stayed at a couple of weeks ago. I told you all about it and how much I loved it, what I didn’t tell you was what I did all weekend and how much fun that was. The original plan was to arrive Saturday because my friend wanted to have a girls’ night out for her bday. But since we spontaneously decided to stay at the Steigenberger on Friday, we had the whole Saturday to stroll around and do some shopping. Walking down the Kö is probably my favorite thing to do in Duesseldorf. Before 1.30pm it is usually not that crowded and you really get to enjoy the scenery with all the beautifully decorated windows of the designer boutiques. I loved the new maje boutique and of course had to go to Chanel to check out my new bag-to-be (my 2017-wishlist is here)…
Also, make sure to check out the smaller streets leading from the other side of the Kö towards the old city centre. It’s a great way to do a “round-trip” and there is an Hermès, Versace and one of my favorite concept stores Apropos. The sales personnel suck but they have many collections from different designers, well-chosen pieces and a beautiful book corner. Also, I love the Closed store and the Uli Knecht boutique in Grabenstrasse. Plus, definitely check out the lovely flower shop Bergine while you’re there. Coffee, cupcakes and ice cream are always a good idea, no matter where you are but if you’re into that stuff, make sure to visit Sugarbird’s café for delicious cupcakes and Giovanni L. for A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ice cream (dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options available!).
Later that day, I went over to my friends’ house and we got ready to go out. She’d decided to take us to Basil’s restaurant. It’s also pretty close to the Kö so if you are downtown, you can also check them out for lunch, finger food and a glass of wine to take a break from shopping. We had dinner that day and it was soooo good. Service is super nice and attentive and usually, the food is solid good but that night, it was perfect. Also, they have someone playing the piano every Saturday night which is so much fun. Be prepared for people to start dancing in the middle of the restaurant 😉
Afterwards, we went for drinks at Sir Walter. They only opened up half a year ago but it’s apparently the place to be when it comes to drinks in Duesseldorf. There’s always a line outside but it’s worth it because the venue is cool, good drinks, good music, nice mixture of people and usually a fun atmosphere. However, it’s not one of those bars where you tell the barkeeper what flavors you like and they customize a drink for you. It’s simply too big. So if you’re looking for a big bar with the “in-crowd”, this is your place. Fast-forward to the next day: we slept in and went out for brunch around noon. The Löffelbar is such a lovely and genuine place to have breakfast or lunch at a later time of the day. Highly recommend!
And that’s the end of my Duesseldorf weekend. I hope you like the little guided tour and enjoy the pictures!