Onlineshop & Customer Service
With a background in fashion and a hands-on mentality, Manuela perfectly handles our Onlineshop in style and attentively takes care of all customer matters (usually while listening to some groovy vintage Latin music or Jazz in our buzzing packing room). Luckily for us, she decided to move back from bella Italia–thanks to a great craving for German bread and pretzels–after living in Florence for 10 years. That’s probably also one of the reasons why she still has a huge fondness for languages, passionately mixes vocabulary on a daily basis and happily teaches German classes. Her heart also beats for everything creative: from aesthetically pleasing (interior) objects to drawing and photography, which has always played a big role in her life since she got hands on her first camera when she was 9 years old – ever since capturing pretty clouds, stunning still lifes, flowers or intriguing shadows (digitally and on film).
Coffee or tea?
Both! Coffee always with milk. During the day I drink a lot of herbal tea (I love verbena). And I'm a big fan of classic German „Kaffee & Kuchen“ in the afternoon.
Which shopping habits do you have?
I tend to get inspired online, but at the end prefer to buy off-line. When I get something new I definitely love to wear it immediately! And by 'new' it doesn't necessarily mean that it has to be new ... often I spot something second-hand or it can also be a hand-me-down from friends or family.
However–fun fact–more than clothes, I actually often buy jewelry. I like to buy a piece of jewelry as a gift or to remember a special moment in life. Almost all pieces of jewelry I own are linked to particular moments, places or beloved people.
A local recommendation?
If you are craving some good Italian food I would recommend “Da Pino” in Charlottenburg. They have all specialties like a real deli in Italy and the taste is just as good as cooked by “la mamma”.