Live music, a relaxed atmosphere, something creative from next door and a food market with a cross-section of cakes from half the world’s kitchens – from 09:00 on Saturday mornings, the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town’s Woodstock district turns into a lively Neighbourgoods Market.
The address “Zürich, Bahnhofstrasse” says everything to anyone who has ever travelled to the Swiss city: it’s “the” street in the city and one of its absolute 1A prime locations. In December 2018, Confiserie Bachmann opened its new flagship store precisely here at No. 89, where Credit Suisse previously welcomed its customers.
Gin-&-tonic drinkers know Fentimans as an up-market brand of tonic. Fentimans’ Gin Bakery in London, a joint venture by the cake baker Pearl & Groove that was also joined by Sophie Faldo, winner of the Great British Bake-Off 2017, opened on 21 September – although only as a pop-up store for just three days.
David Sprüngli opened the Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils on Marktgasse in Zürich in 1836. In 1859, David Sprüngli and his son Rudolf secured a property on Paradeplatz in Zürich, although it was still little frequented, because they hoped the railway station would be built there. This was not to be, however, which gave the Sprüngli family sleepless nights, but vigorous building activity soon started around Paradeplatz. Bahnhofstrasse, which ran alongside, developed into one of the world’s most prestigious shopping streets. Today the Confiserie Sprüngli, with its sales business, associated restaurant, café and bar, occupies a prominent position in this area.
A report by Hans-Herbert Dörfner, an expert with the Senior Experts Service (SES) in the Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation, Bonn, who was seconded by the SES to a vocational college in Cibadak/Sukabumi on the Island of Java (Indonesia) to train indigenous specialist teachers there in the manufacture of European breads and baked products.
Do Confetti Stone, Black Forest Cherry or Romance Rosé please you? One might almost think they are names on a dessert menu, but in this case it’s about something different, namely shoes. High heels with a sweet “outer cladding”, to be precise. Responsible for the sweet footwear – which incidentally are actually wearable, although not edible – is Gunter Müller.
New York City, 10 Columbus Circle: this is the location of one of the 430* branches of Whole Foods Market, an organic supermarket chain for which, according to the Handelsblatt trade journal, Amazon forked out around USD 13.7bn in June 2017. The concept is aimed at eco-conscious residents in big cities, and scores points for a quite unbelievably opulent assortment of organic foods at equally opulent prices, typical for New York.