Henrik’s world

Red Carpet – Henrik’s World of Glamour

We’re happy to present one of the most voluptuous issues of Henrik’s World of Glamour yet. With top notch openings like John Reed, Sir Savigny and Moxy we have some of Berlin’s most sought after red carpet events on our list. We love the Berlinagenten life.

John Reed 
McFit’s new premium fitness studio series John Reed combines modern funky interior design with live music sets from local and international DJs. We were a little skeptical at first, but their opening party near Gesundbrunnen revealed a location radiating more club potential than some long-established clubs! Even celebs like Wladimir Klitschko and Till Schweiger joined the first booze-fueled workout. We danced through the night in an intense cardio session to beats by Loco Dice. Sport can be very sexy and fun with the right features!

Sir Savigny
Luxury-boutique-hotel Sir Savigny, the latest accelerator in West Berlin’s rise to a global top destination, opened its doors in Berlin with a bang, burgers and an excessive supply of exquisite beverages. The location’s open spaces allowed guests to seamlessly slip from the lush urban garden to the indoor fireplace and of course to its distinctive in-house burger bar The Butcher. The Party got so wild, one of the upstairs showrooms with an in-room bath tub was transformed into a temporary party area by overly enthusiastic guests, who definitely were NOT us. No one can prove the opposite. We got rid of the witnesses.

#madebygoogle Event
For the launch of their brand new Pixel smartphone Google invited a young & hip crowd of tech-lovers, journalists and creative pioneers to an evening filled with exclusive art showcases and live music acts. Thanks to MONOMANGO’s amazing light installations we didn’t need a search engine to find our way through the location’s rough industrial spaces and could rely entirely on our slightly tipsy senses.

Moxy Underground Party (hotel opening)
There are good parties and then there are parties that are completely off the hook. In an eccentric one-of-a-kind experience, Moxy Underground paid a wild hommage to Berlin’s profilic nightlife culture. They transformed a whole level of their newly opened design Hotel near Ostbahnhof into a raging dance floor, complimented by fetish live shows, latex clad people, tattoo artists waiting in the hotel rooms and the constant smell of vinyl and leather in the air. Rough, raw & wild – just the way we like it.

bEAT Party
Berlin Food Week probably is our favourite time of the year. Visionary chefs, gourmets and foodies from all over Europe become pilgrims, coming to showcase and worship the latest culinary trends from around the world. At bEAT Party in Mitte’s industrial Heizkraftwerk, Berlin’s trendiest restaurants and international top DJs teamed up to serve both hot delicacies and pumping beats to a party-hungry crowd.

Berlinagenten is Global Winner at Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016

Following our honouring as Germany’s best Culinary Experience by the Luxury Travel Guide earlier this year, we’re more than thrilled to announce our Gastro-Rallye concept was premiered global winner in the category Culinary Experience of the Year by the LTG award team last Monday (November 7th).

At the award ceremony in London’s Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street, nominees from around the globe competed in 30 categories to discover the best accomodations, restaurants, destinations, wedding specialists & tour companies in the world. The black tie event was moderated by guest judge and Travel Channel host Shane Green and included Sash&Fritz premium vodka from Berlin, which we took to be a good omen for winning the award ceremony.

Bringing his ravishing blue glittering blazer to full bloom, Henrik’s appearance on stage was sure to steal the show. He thanked the award team and announced it wouldn’t have been possible without his amazing team, restaurant partners and guides, but also that he wasn’t completely surprised by winning, since he already received lots of international press coverage and A-celebs signing up for his lifestyle tours in Berlin.

The award also is a recognition for the aspiring Berlin culinary scene, which now officially ranks among the best gourmet destinations in the world. The scene has come a long way and this award confirms Berlin’s fine-dining destinations have come of age. The city is ready for the world’s most demanding foodies, jet-setters and gourmets and we’re sure it will create even more buzz in the years to come. Berlinagenten already plans the launch of the successful Gastro-Rallye concept on a global stage. Stay tuned for more info.

Red Carpet – Henrik’s Speech

Berlinagenten has quite a history. More than 10 years ago Berlinagenten CEO Henrik Tidefjard founded one of the foremost lifestyle tour agencies in Europe. Berlinagenten has been a success story from day one and it’s important to share your values and experiences with the world and help young aspiring founders to find inspiration for the careers that lie in front of them.

At the Junior Chamber Club (a sub-organization of the Swedish chamber of commerce) in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henrik held a speech in front of JCC members, ambitious founders, interested parties, career experts, company representatives and board members. He advised them to look beyond their framing, to find their own path in a world where so much already seems to have been achieved. To not be envious of someone else’s success but to live and give life to the fullest, so the world can benefit from your energy and you can benefit from the world’s energy.

We hope we managed to inspire some of the thinkers and doers of tomorrow, not so they can follow our footsteps, but so they will leave their own.

Berlin Love – Berlinagenten Image Movie

For the past year we’ve been secretly working on what we believe is one of the most glorious image movies of all time, and we’re both happy and proud to share the result with you today before hopping on the plane to our summer vacation.

Our love for Berlin grows deeper with every day, a love we like to share with our high demanding customers, from world travellers to celebs like Madonna,Tara Reid or Adele. With us you’ll dive into Berlin’s thriving lifestyle scene and experience everything from its edgy underground parties, sexy beach clubs, world famous street art to its high class cuisines and everything beyond.

For more than 10 years we’ve been working both locally and globally as an internationally renowned lifestyle agency, aiming to the create unique, honest, and genuine experiences
for our customers from all over the world. Berlinagenten says THANK YOU for your trust and we’re already looking forward to the next 10 years with you!

Long story short – enjoy the video.

SAS – Three Hours in Berlin

Image movies are a tricky thing. Even with best intentions, they sometimes end up being as enjoyable as a ride on a crowded S-Bahn at 30°C. In a stroke of genius, Swedish airline SAS’ PR agency contacted us to help with the SAS image movie for Berlin. Berlinagenten has been living next to the city’s creative pulse for 15 years now and we know just what puts the enthusiasm on our visitors’ faces: the legendary, one of a kind nightlife.

There are venues in Berlin opened non-stop from Friday night to Monday evening, sometimes longer. Parties on any day of the week, absolutely no curfew, spontaneous open air parties, inexpensive drinks and a surplus of amazing nightlife locations. The fun literally never stops in Berlin. So, what better way to showcase Berlin’s virtues to the world than by conquering its nightlife in an epic 3 hour ride?

Long story short. We set off for an epic with a film team that didn’t know what was coming to them. Doors flew open, smiles were flashed and we got naughty. Here’s the video. Enjoy.

Red Carpet – Henrik’s World of Glamour

The buzz in Berlin never stops. We’re proud to present the latest issue of… Henrik’s World of Glamour!

Colette
West Berlin’s rise on the fine dining radar is unstoppable. Capital’s favorite chef Tim Raue opened the french brasserie Colette near Zoologischer Garten and it’s bound to blow your taste buds to heaven. The fine dining venue is located on the ground floor of a retirement home and funny enough, the opening event’s food mainly consisted of dishes that didn’t require a lot of chewing. We’re sure Colette will please wealthy seniors and culinary connaisseurs alike.

Olaf Heine – Do Not Disturb
Olaf Heine is best known for his impressive star portaits. The close bond the photographer creates with the likes of Rammstein, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dog, Max Herre and countless other stars shows on his unique pictures, a selection of which was on display at his vernissage at Berlin’s first music hotel nHow (rockstars are expected to leave their rooms demolished). The edgy showroom located right at the Spree is the perfect fit for anything artsy and THANKFULLY wasn’t overcrowded. Quality over quantity.

Platoon
Platoon Kunsthalle was one of Berlin’s hottest pop up venues over the last years. Food, art, parties, workshops, discussions, chess boxing, exhibitions – you name it, it’s probably been to Platoon. But all good things come to an end and now Platoon is moving on. After coming to Berlin from Korea a few years back, they’re now making way for Mexico, where Platoon will spend the next couple of years. Their closing party was one for the legends – unfortunately our camera battery gave up the fight after the first hour.

Umami
Umami has opened a new outlet for their delicious Asian treats in West Berlin. The opening event on culinary stronghold Bergmannstraße was studded with celebs and fueled by an astonishing amount of Saigon Mules. The place was bursting at the seams and the influx of guests just wouldn’t stop. Usually the attendance rate for openings in Berlin is between 60% and 80%. Umami managed to achieve a casual 110%. We left shortly before all the air inside was used up.

Tiger of Sweden
Finally Tiger of Sweden is conquering Berlin! Their new store in Mitte boasts a calm and clean design on 120 sqm, where you’ll find both suits and Denim wear for men. We ate our way through some illegaly tasty Swedish finger food while listening to Hugo Capablanca’s music, who welcomed the Tiger to Berlin in style. Go Tigerrrrrrr!

Berlinagenten Wins the Luxury Travel Award

Grab a bottle of champagne and put your kinkiest party dress on – Berlinagenten won an Oscar! Well… not an actual Oscar. We’re happy to announce we won the Luxury Travel Award for the Culinary Experience of the Year, which honestly is the closest thing to an Oscar you can win without being an actor.

The award winners are selected for their achievements in the travel industry by in-house professionals, international representatives of the hospitality scene and celebrity guest judges. They awarded our Gastro Rallye, a tour where one course is served at each restaurant. The ‘Gastro Rallye’ is an overall experience. While you’re eating and enjoying yourself in 3 or 4 different restaurants, you gain an introduction to the lifestyle of Berlin.

The focus lies on innovation of food and a modern kitchen, service orientation, contemporary interior and cool overall design. We usually avoid Michelin star restaurants as they often are too pretentious, missing the buzz of a cool crowd. That approach was the beginning of Berlinagenten - a story of success. It was never our intention to save the world, but to help high demanding travellers. We feel very honored to receive this award and we want to thank all our customers, partners and guides who have made all this possible.

Berlinagenten for ever!

Red Carpet – Henrik’s World of Glamour

A long time has passed since our last Red Carpet report! It was hard to choose from all the events we attended, but we’ve chosen a little selection of interesting events. Berlinagenten is back, baby!

Fashion Week Berlin

Every winter Berlin turns into one big fat catwalk that every aspiring fashionista, paparazzi and blogger in the city wants to be invited to! We kicked off the week of glamour and fashion at the luxurious Versace Store Opening on Kudamm, sipping on outrageously delicious cocktails as Vogue’s editor in chief Christiane Arp and Germany’s Next Topmodel winner Sara Nuru were constantly chased by a horde of eager paparazzis.

The Porsche Design night at Tausend Bar  wasn’t any less spectacular. Porsche Design turned elegance and precision into an exquisite collection. The athletic touch gives their clothes a distinctive look that was hugely applauded by the audience.

Heading over to Matthias Maus Mbrilliant night at Felix club we found the event was hugely sought after and attracted a crowd of curious onlookers and high nosed fashion snobs alike. The latest trend: when the models enter the catwalk and you’re in the front row, quickly look at your phone and make a point of being too cool to look at the dresses.

The NMGMT Night at Apartment Bar on top of Amano Grand Central was a welcome change to the catwalks – all the movers, shakers, and leading players from the international fashion & beauty scene got their party game going. Less fashion, more dancing! Berlin demands it!

Erika Lust at Berlinale

When Erika Lust invited us to the theatrical screening of her feministic approach to grown-up movies, how could we have said no! Who hasn’t dreamt of watching classy porn with 400 people on the big screen? With crystal-clear images, high production standards and user-committed storylines her project xconfessions.com sure stands out from the rest of the industry. After making it through the few two movies, it sure wasn’t only her project that was standing out. Crazy experience, but if it fits anywhere, it’s in Berlin!

Weyde Club Business Opening

When the world famous Berghain architects design a new techno club in Berlin, the expectations are bound to be high. Located in Schöneweide, Weyde Club’s business opening left us with mixed feelings, though. With electricity cables sticking out of the walls, a somewhat cocky entertainer to greet us and a DJ who didn’t do anything but press play, we found the most enjoyable part of the evening was when we left and were presented with a flashy UBS stick. That is one marvellous stick, though.

 Vaudeville

Vaudeville at Tipi is where the ghost of Berlin’s roaring twenties meets the open minded Berlin of 2016. Producer Sheila Wolf adds new dimensions to classy Burlesque shows by featuring thrilling Boylesque und Queerlesque performances, complimented by outstanding artistic acts and carbaret adventures. The third edition was completely sold out – but the show that Berlinagenten isn’t invited to has yet to be invented. We lived through a night of flowing champagne and perfomances, sometimes wildly funny, sometimes dazzling, sometimes plain sexy. We can’t wait for number four!

Cecconis Restaurant

 When Soho House launches a new project, you can be sure it’s going to be good. Especially if it includes hand-made pasta and a selection of Italy’s tastiest temptations. With an open kitchen, marble floor, wood oven and an outside terrace, newly opened restaurant Cecconi’s is the perfect addition to Berlin’s Soho House. It’s located right next to The Store on ground level – you can go from shopping to coffee to culinary treats in split seconds. A-celebs from all over the world are regulars at Soho House, so be ready for some potential star-spotting.

Hotel Zoe

Amano’s latest addition to the Capitols flourishing hotel scene makes for a cozy getaway location in the heart of Berlin. The opening event revealed a chiq boutique hotel, also home to the world famous Gin&Tonic Bar. Apart from the mind blowing view on Berlin’s skyline form the roof terrace, Hotel Zoe creates a luxurious and stylish ambience with dark contrasts and warm lightning. It’s both eye-candy and feel-good oasis without feeling pretentious. The opening event proved that the re-opening of Gin&Tonic Bar in Hotel Zoe was a splendid idea. We’ll definitely be back soon!

Henrik’s World of Glamour

When there’s glamour, the next Berlinagent isn’t far.

Henrik’s B-day Bash

When Henrik invites his closest friends and partners to his birthday party, don’t expect less than 100 colourfully clothed people. Two seperate doormen guarded the separee in Mitte’s new trendy Sharlie Cheen Bar, the designated location for the festivities. What happened behind the curtains was nothing the public would have digested without asking funny questions like “is that guy wearing penisses as shoes” or  “did I just see Gloria Viagra spanking Henrik with a steel whip?”. The answers to those questions are rather simple: Yes. And Yes. Somewhere between a stack of champagne bottles and a borat bikini, we celebrated Henrik’s big birthday bash until the early morning. Long live Berlinagenten!

Sash & Fritz

Germany’s next premium vodka is here! The vodka-lovers from Sash & Fritz have now claimed that title, and rightfully so. The brand has been on the market since August and is already selling world wide. Takers from around the globe are eager to get a taste of the new German high-end product – mindfully created in months of trial and error, until the perfect taste had finally been found. We imagine this was a pretty entertaining job! We’ve been to the exclusive tasting at The Grand Restaurant Berlin and what can we say – it was delicious. After “tasting” 3 or 4 shots and the perfectly justitied serving of caviar, we were more than convinced this product will take over the vodka world in no time. If you can get your hands on one the rare bottles by chance – don’t hesitate!

Madonna’s Secret Berlin Party

Madonna is known to be a real Berlin lover. Whenever she’s in the Capitol of cool, she stays as long as possible and gets her party game on. Since the gods were on our side, we were hanging at Soho House at just the moment that Madonna decided to come in and throw a big fat party. In the blink of an eye a DJ booth was positioned at one end of the room and 50 trendy looking people walked in, giving the whole scenery the feeling of a MTV music video within minutes. Golden jackets, Geyshas, 80s dresses, teddy bear costumes – you got it, count us in. We danced with Madonna, Rita Ora and Hillary Swank until 5 in the morning. Got to love Berlin. Unfortunately Madonna’s security guards are stricter than Berghain – we weren’t allowed to take any pictures…

11 Years Weekend

Fore more than a decade now, the House of Weekend has been majestically sitting above Berlin’s roof tops, offering the undisputed best view over the city. Their 11-year jubilee saw all the hipsters, fashionistas and party goers unite on the 15th floor – they even opened a brand new floor that night, dedicated to friends, partners and everyone who got their hands on one of the sought-after golden VIP wrist bands. The club has become more stylish over the years, and it was no miracle that more than a couple of champagne bottles were spotted in the new VIP area (unusual for a techno club!). DJ legend Tiefschwarz made sure the crowd wouldn’t stop dancing until the place closed down, just like in the old days. Thanks Weekend, we’ll be back!

Hustla Ball

When you hustle and bustle through a room filled with leather costumes, naked upper bodies and occasionally see easily identifiable body parts swinging to the beat, you’re right in the middle of Berlin’s gay party scene. With the start of the Venus Erotic Convention, the traditional Hustla Ball takes place at KitKat Club. Actors, directors and VIPs from the homosexual porn scene all come to Berlin to get one of the wildest and most permissive parties of the year going. Naturally we were right in the middle of it. We even shook… hands with this year’s best actor – Logan Moore.

X-Mas Party Adlon

You can’t say no when one of the most prestigious Hotels in Berlin invites you to their Christmas party! Surrounded by VIP guests from the hospitality industry, we found ourselves in the middle of a winter wonder land. After designing our own cookies with sugar colors and enjoying a remarkable quantity and quality of mulled wine, the Christmas mood quickly kicked in. Next to chocolate fountains and crèpes, even star chef Tim Raue’s restaurant Sra Bua was lined up to serve some tasty Asian delicacies. Can’t say it any different: we were pampered! Merry Christmas!

Red Carpet – Henriks World Unplugged

We’re famous, we’re famous! Finally we’ve joined ranks with Hanno Kofler, Will Smith and the Power Rangers. Yes, you guessed correctly. We were on Pay TV! (for autograph cards please contact the office).

The renowned programme Spiegel TV Wissen shot an episode dedicated to Berlin’s flourishing clubbing scene. Guess whom they chose to be their star for the night? That’s right. Our one and only Henrik DiCaprio, Emperor of red carpets and Defier of booze curfews.

Film crews are’t the most popular guests in the clubbing scene. Few people apart from us enjoy seeing their faces on YouTube looking totally hammered, and understandably so – most people just don’t have the face for it. But give Henrik 5 minutes and a cell phone and club doors swing open faster than a Primark door on Summer Sale. The film crew couldn’t believe their luck.

And it wouldn’t run out, either: our nightlife tour set new standards. There was everything from enjoying the sunset with drinks and laughs high above Berlin’s rooftops to dressing up as sexy dancers in an edgy Burlesque wonderworld called Prinzipal Kreuzberg. We got some scandalous looks from the Burlesque dancers when we took the film team into the dressing room, but who cares! Before completely dancing our socks off at the Pearl, we served a refreshment that made the film crew drool over their equipment. Currywurst and champagne – the style of West Berlin.

By now both guests and film crew had realized what we do is far from your usual pub crawl. We took both guests and camera team to a world they hadn’t even dreamt of before. Berlin’s nightlife, 100% unplugged. Check out the full video here.

Barca Avenue Night

You don’t win the Champions League in Berlin every day, but if you do, you better get ready for the craziest night of your life. And there’s no better club to pop champagne bottles in than in our second living room, the trendy Avenue club! We always get in, no matter the party, hence we feel obliged to present to you this rare exclusive footage of the night of the champions. With guests like Shakira, Dirk Nowitzki and of course the whole Barca crew the atmosphere was completely off the hook. But see for yourself!

5 Years Volt

Food porn! Food porn, everyone! Restaurant Volt has been a real heavy weight on Berlin’s culinary radar for quite some time now, so the invitation for their 5th anniversary almost made us wet our pants with excitement. A premium selection of Berlin’s finest chefs served an immensely satisfying range of tasty snacks, cheese and how else could it be – booze. Champagne upon arrival? Why not, it’s 1pm already! Another one? Yessir! We were especially impressed with Christoph Hauser from Herz&Niere, who served tartar of duck heart with wild cherries, marjoram and mustard seeds. So good. Hungry yet? Have a look at the pictures and you’ll wish you were a Berlinagent yourself.

Thaos Lindner’s Euphoria

“Euphoria. Suspense. Extasy. Excitement. Frenzy. Fever. Excess. Fire. Ember. Courage.” Let me think… uhm, yep, this must refer to us. Why else would an other worldly creature wearing close to nothing but a reflecting mask pick us from all the audience and give us a card with these words on it? The Trust Bar in Mitte set a dark yet atmospheric mood for the extraordinaire launch event for Thaos Lindner‘s latest collection “Euphoria” – definitely one of the hottest fashion week events. The models took a remarkable liking to us, handing us not one but four of the much coveted cards of wisdom as they went down the catwalk. The envious fashionistas sitting next to us wouldn’t get over it – why did Berlinagenten get all the attention? After less than an hour the strangely satisfying show was over and we got a little tipsy, before taking the trip back to reality.

Amerano Fashion Summer Night

Flashy club nights with hot chicks and overpriced booze are your favourite thing? Welcome to the First Upper West Club. Once a sleazy afterhour bar, the club has been completely remade and with flashy 360° surround LEDs now looks like a wet partying dream. Amerano, known for making awesome-but-pricy tailor-made suits, was the perfect candidate to hold their fashion week party at Upper West Club. Since Berlinagenten won’t be forced into roles, we came their looking casual cool as usual, opposed to the fancy-schmancys who nervously eyed us from the corner. What can we say? We rocked it.