LFB Blogazine

Love from Berlin

Welcome to Love from Berlin, a Berlin-based blogazine.You will find a new LFB Issue full of engaging articles the first Monday of every month. Stick around for bangin' daily content as well!

Banner Image: Mike Mandel

The Daily Dose

Your Daily Dose of LFB

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  • Berlin Events – 3’Hi x Lit City Trax

    July 20, 2017
    3’Hi x Lit City Trax latest event will be bringing some of the freshest underground talents along with a certified legend and some amazing Berlin...
  • Scotch Egg Club at Bite Club Berlin

    July 13, 2017
    Being part of a global event series that brings to life the tale of Tommy Dewar and his affinity for perfection through pleasure and with...
  • What Pride Means to Me

    June 30, 2017
    To date, I’ve only ever been asked what Pride means to me twice: once when preparing this article, and once on a dreary day back...

On the Beat in Berlin

Your Calendar for Berlin-based Events

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Berlin

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  • Poems and Posies 2

    June 5, 2017
    This time, I brought along my girl Amy, ran into my girl Hannah, and met some really lovely ladies. We had such an incredible time...
  • Taste of Berlin – HOSW, Mitte Berlin

    June 5, 2017
    House of Small Wonder (HOSW) is an incredible little oasis found near Friedrichstrasse in Berlin, and unless you have been living under a rock for...
  • First of May

    May 8, 2017
    “Erster Mai” (The first of May), also known as “Tag der Arbeit” (The day of work/labor day), “Tag der Arbeiterbewegung” (The day of the workers...
  • “Alchemie” at Kulturforum

    May 8, 2017
    Alchemy. The Great Art 6 April-23 July 2017 An exhibition by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles Currently...
  • Berlin Snapshots

    April 3, 2017
    I love creating lifestyle content for LFB issues, but I am also a huge fan of just snapping on the go, without a lick of...

Issue 6

The Social Media Edition

Letter from the Editor

Our first Themed Issue

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Hey there,

It's Rae, your Editor-in-Chief and I am so excited for you guys to dive into this month's issue. With issue 6, we have finally launched themed issues. From now on, each month, we will be bringing you themed content. This month's issue is all about social media but in a way you might not expect:

We are not looking to churn out click-baity listicles about how to create rapid growth for your Twitter or Instagram account. (There are tons of really good resources NOT in the form of click-baity listicles for this information however, which we do think can be very helpful for small businesses and bloggers!) What we are looking to do with this issue is approach the conversation about social media from a wider perspective. If you are curious about how social media has changed the contemporary landscape, how social media has shaped artists and their process, where social media will leave us in 10 years and everything in between, then you are going to love this issue.

And one small side note! Do not fret, we are not doing away with series, in fact we have many more planned! So even if a series does not fit seamlessly with a theme, it will still be featured.

I really hope you guys love this change in format and I am so excited to hear your thoughts!

Yours,

Rae
Editor-in-Chief of LFB Blogazine

Cover Article

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We are a society of sharers. We spend our days posting pictures of our actions and tweeting our opinions, hashtagging the relevant words and geotagging our locations to ensure we get the widest reach possible.

Ten years after Facebook hit the mainstream, social media has gone from being a novelty way of passing time to a part of our daily lives. We’re used to spilling all, and we’re accustomed to being able to peek into the lives of others at will. Platforms have come and gone with varying degrees of influence on popular culture (we all look back on Myspace fondly, but who gives a fuck about Friendster anymore?), and the ones that have endured the longest are the ones that are constantly adapting to suit their users needs. But what happens when we, the users of these mass sharing platforms, start calling for lockdown? How will social networks whose foundations are built on connecting people with large audiences adapt to the rapidly growing global desire to restrict what we share, and who we share with?

Issue 6 - Social Media - Cover Story

Fashion, Beauty + Health

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Columns

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Lifestyle

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Art + Culture

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  • Social Media for Artists

    July 3, 2017
    Instead of hoping for the day that your work gets shown in a gallery on the other side of the earth, you can reach an...
  • Mike Mandel’s “People in Cars”

    July 3, 2017
    Back in April, Hattie Crisell spoke with photographer Mike Mandel for The New York Times Style Magazine about his series of photos taken of complete strangers...
  • Artist of the Moment @itsnotthatwreird

    July 3, 2017
    This month we talked to Carly Berry, @itsnotthatweird, an artist from Florida who makes some awesomely quirky designs which she sells on her etsy store....

Travel

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  • Jane’s Travels – Iguassu Falls

    July 3, 2017
    Straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil, the Iguassu Falls is one of the largest waterfall systems in the world. You can view it from...

Food + Drink

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  • Sunday Brunch Mimosas

    July 3, 2017
    Is a Sunday brunch a Sunday brunch if there is no mimosa to be had? We here at LFB Blogazine are clearly pondering some heavy...

Coming Up

In Next Month's Issue

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Stay tuned for LFB Blogazine's August Issue, all about Supporting Local.

About the Creator

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My goal is to create a young and engaging place for interested and creative minds to come together.

For you long-time readers of LFB, you will already know who I am. For those of you just popping by for the first time, you won’t. Hi there, my name is Rae. I am an ex-pat from the US living in Berlin and I created LFB (Love from Berlin) back in 2012. Back then, LFB was much more of a hobby managed between graduate course work and – once I graduated – work life.

After working in the Start Up Scene in Berlin as a UX/UI designer, I

decided to place more emphasis on blogging and photography, my other passion. At the end of 2015 in December decided to focus on LFB full time while growing my photography business along side it.

Along the way I grew the LFB team, had guest writers, and began working with my friend Vici to really build the brand. Still, for the most part, LFB was a one-woman show. It has been such an incredible ride turning a passion into a career, and now I am in the stages of expanding LFB further, starting with turning LFB into a blogazine.

In addition to expanding LFB, I’m busy dreaming up creative projects, working on my photography business, skateboarding, and spending time with friends and my boyfriend –

for me the most important aspect when it comes to choosing how I spend my time both on and off the clock is to spend it either tangibly creating the ideas I dream up in my head, or spending quality time with the people I care about doing things I love.

I am happiest when I am able to combine both, as ultimately, in every facet of my life – whether it is on LFB or otherwise – my goal is to create a fresh and engaging space for interested and creative minds to come together.

I have a lot of big goals for where I want to go personally and artistically in 2017 and beyond, and I am excited to share these hopes and dreams with the LFB community.