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22.08.2012

 

GoSee KIEZ : this time the GREY Art Buying Team share their six pack diary for a week of fun in Düsseldorf and catch them at the UPdate 12 in October

Grey Art Buying in Düsseldorf – a whole lot of professional experience. 100 years of production experience in total – all concentrated in one spot.

Anne Bornefeld, Doris Becker and Swenja Zeh supervise all classic clients of the German Grey Networks. Clara Kühn, Steffi Göbel and Vera Tröger are in charge of the even faster brochure unit. Apprentice Marina Scheibel is a great help too.

To cope with the small and bigger problems of many productions, you have to enjoy the job, have a great team, creativity … and of course a relaxed Rhineland mind set.

Here’s their six pack diary for one week of fun in Düsseldorf...

Monday

You can spend a very nice lunch break with the loveliest Italian in Düsseldorf; Carmello at Laguna Blu. He serves little hot Piadini, strong espresso and of course massive sundaes. Great! Roßstrasse 73.

Because the week is only just beginning, we can recommend Mutt’s. Just around the corner from Grey, you can relax there with a couple of beers. They have nibbles, such as warm Nachos with extra cheese and Jalpenos, as well.

Tuesday

When we are craving some culture, we like to go to Ehrenhof. It is an ensemble of buildings from the 1920s, with a beautiful atrium, right next to the Rhine with a view of the Oberkasseler Bridge.

Amongst other things, the NRW-Forum is located there as well. It hosts many exhibitions with themes ranging from photography, media, fashion, communication, architecture or lifestyle. You can admire Peter Lindbergh and
Mario Testino or get some background info at the Polaroid exhibition. Grey is generous enough to pay for any employee interested in participating in the exhibition tour.

Everyone knows that culture makes you thirsty. Hence you should visit the Tonhallen-Terrasse, which is only five minutes away, to reflect on everything you’ve seen and heard while refreshing yourself with a cool drink.

Since our beloved city beach ‘Monkey’s Island’ closed its doors, sunny spots that overlook the Rhine at sunset are pretty rare.

However, the Tonhallen Terrasse offers a great alternative. On the roof of the ex-planetarium, which is now a listed concert hall, you can relax on sun loungers and enjoy the splendid view over the skyline from the Rathausufer to Oberkassel and up to Lörrick, while sipping another cold one – Altbier of course.

But don’t worry, you can choose plenty of other drinks from their extensive menu, they also have a catering station that offers cleverly made, yummy little Pinchos (small tapas-style slices of white bread with topping. Especially good and very Renish: with potato salad and rissole) at the price of 2,50 EUR each. Chill out level 10 out of 10.

Wednesday

The ‘Ratinger’ is the place to be on a Wednesday. Düsseldorf locals have reclaimed this street in the old town for themselves. After 9pm, no cars can get through. Everyone is standing on the street with their beers, cataching up with all the latest news and gossip from the glamorous working world. This happens in any weather or season. And if you’re still not tired afterwards, you can end the night at the Kreuzherreneck.

The Kreuzherreneck, commonly known as ‘Bobboy’ is an artist’s pub in the heart of Düsseldorf’s old town. Nothing has changed there since the ‘50s and it’s a great place for fuss free partying. It’s just a proper boozer with rock music. Don’t forget to have a look at the windows, designed by university professor Günter Grothe, before you drink your first liquorice schnapps.

Thursday

The Liq Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day. A small and well-hidden cocktail bar in the heart of Pempelfort. From the outside, all you can see is a small, black, stylish front with fluorescent strips and a neon sign that spells LiQ. If you didn’t know any better, you would never expect a hip and charming little cocktail bar on the inside. Once you go in, you are immersed in cosy, modern darkness interrupted by neon lights á la New York. The supersized Pop Art mouth with light effects is a nod to the late ‘80s. We’d quite like that in our office.

The waiters are all dressed in 1920s style and not only are they good looking, they are usually incredibly charming and helpful. Even if the pronunciation of Whiskey Sour may be slightly slurred after your third drink.

The snug and cosy size creates a great atmosphere, but be warned, you may not always be able to get a seat. We recommend the raised sofa corner in the back. Very agency friendly. Opening times: Monday – Sunday 17:00 – 03:00


Friday

Refined dining and a chilled wine is the perfect antidote to a long week. Les Halles is the best place to head for a self-prescribed remedy. Inside and outside. A former flea market café, it is one of the most beautiful locations in Düsseldorf today. With large rooms, chandeliers, comfy sofas and a huge aquarium. It is also an ideal spot for dinner for two on the weekend.

The weekend is filled with legendary club nights. You can burn off all those unwanted calories from 11pm onwards. Les Halles also serves as a popular shooting location.


Saturday

The flea market at Aachener Platz is a safe bet for a Saturday. The large-scale market, which regularly takes place on Saturdays, is a popular attraction in Düsseldorf. You can find old treasure here come winter or summer, along with fresh fruit and veg, as well as flowers. Cafe Sperrmüll is a tempting place to visit for a coffee with friends and offers a programme of ‘weird’ live music.

After the flea market a visit to iconic ice-cream parlour Unbehaun is a ‘MUST’. This tiny parlour has been around for over 100 years and they have a wide selection of ices to tickle your taste buds. The ice-cream is made traditionally with milk and is free of artificial flavouring and preservatives. Some adore it, others don’t understand the hype – but they all agree: you have to have tried it.


Sunday

Sundays are there for lying in of course. We like to have breakfast at Cafe Hüftgold. The homemade cakes can be enjoyed al fresco on sunny Sundays, plus the café with the unique interiors also offers a fine lunch menu. The cosy atmosphere offers a perfect start to a lazy Sunday followed by some TV detective series solving on the sofa.

And you could always have a quick chat about the week ahead.

And what have they planned for October? You can meet the Grey Art Buying Team at the UPdate 12 in the Ritz Carlton Berlin. We can’t wait!

GoSee KIEZ : Grey Artbuying Team

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