TEAM

andrewAndrew Cottrill: Writes about food, drink, life, bullshit, and anything else he wants to get off his mind. For Andy, Berlin is like a huge playground for adults – somewhere you can do what you want without having to turn into a real grown-up. His first Berlin Loves You experience was over a $1 kebab and a 50¢ Sterni.

alisonAllison Krupp: Allison is an American writer with a passion for day drinking, earnest 4 a.m. conversations, and personal reinvention. Find her getting into minor bicycle accidents all over Berlin, on a continual search for interesting people, new music, good coffee, and Weird Things.

brendanBrendan Power: Brendan enjoys writing about cultural events, electronic music parties, and interviewing the artists who perform at them, as well as film and travel. Something of a rarity in Berlin, Brendan is also a DJ. His first Berlin Loves You moment was walking over the Oberbaumbrücke and sensing the history of the city on a visit in 2005. Having just completed a masters in Inter-cultural Conflict Management at a university in east Berlin, his goal is to help people understand each other better.

phillipPhilip Eggersglüß: Philip came to Berlin in January 2007. By May he’d started feeling that Berlin loved him. That’s when he started BERLIN LOVES YOU to spread the Berlin love. Together with many friends, supporters, creatives, entrepreneurs and Berlin lovers, BERLIN LOVES YOU evolved into what it is today. Philip’s first Berlin moment was at Rosenthaler Platz, back in the days when there was a Döner place playing Johnny Cash 24/7. To him, Rosenthaler Platz is the most vibrant place in Berlin uniting all Berlin has to offer!

antonioAntonio Castello: Antonio is a Colombian photographer who recently moved to Berlin after spending three years in NYC capturing the catwalks of New York Fashion Week and NYC’s urban lifestyle. Running @berlinlovesyou’s Instagram, Antonio will photo-document Berlin as he discovers new places and new faces in this multi-faceted city. His first Berlin moment started with a spontaneous plane trip here one November weekend… Berlin gave him the coldest shoulder, but even the icy wind couldn’t stop him from falling in love with the city.

sarahSarah Luisa Santos: Art lover, fashion addict and never ending student, currently living in Berlin and writing about fashion and lifestyle. Formerly Sarah has worked for InStyle Brazil and now seeks new ways to be in style, matching perfectly to Berlin’s edgy, underground fashion scene. From vintage shops to brand new designers, the plan is to always bring what is going on in this creative city.

martinMartin Stokes: Martin hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He digs writing about all manner of things and can quote lines from films like nobody’s business. He moved to Berlin in 2015 and is working assiduously at broadening his repertoire of bad jokes.

victoriaVictoria Linchong: Victoria is a NYC native who writes about theater, film, underground communities, ethnic groups, untold history, and amazing personalities. She has penned biographies of radical Latino writers, written about the beginning of Off-Off Broadway, and blogged her sex life for New York Magazine. She’s also a director, producer, and performer in theater and film. But in Berlin, you can mostly find her taking off her clothes as the campy burlesque artiste Viva Lamore.

ninaNine: A suburban Berliner, is the hidden heart of BLY and has known the city longer than most of us. She loves the rapid and multicultural development of the city, and exploring the more unknown Kieze, looking for new restaurants and crazy things to do, and following the Berlin Startup Scene. Her first Berlin moment was walking along Kurfürstendamm shortly after the wall fell, looking at the famous “Schaukästen”.

tomTom Taylor: Tom is a Welsh musician who writes about music. If you’re looking for him, check the nearest Lidl or Eck Kneipe – he’s more than certainly in one of the two.

kevinKevin Arbinger: Kevin writes about art, music, cultural and subcultural events, bizarre personalities, and the shady cult activities happening in the basement of your apartment building. His first Berlin moment saw him climbing aboard a not-in-service train, an adventure that ended in a siding tunnel somewhere under West-Berlin.