How long have you been connected to Munich and how has the city changed in that time?
I moved from London to Munich a little over six years ago and in that time the city has changed a lot, especially in my neighbourhood, Untergiesing. The area is being gentrified, with old buildings being pulled down and new luxury flats going up, and trendy coffee shops and bars are opening left, right and centre.
Tell us about your role at Glamour.
I’ve been the fashion editor at German Glamour since January; before that I was fashion editor at InStyle Germany. I am in charge of compiling the shopping pages of the magazine – usually about 12 to 15 pages a month.
Which is your favourite part of Munich?
I love the neighbourhood I live in. Untergiesing is just across the river and only two underground stops from the city centre. You can just walk to the riverbank, get your towel out and even go for a swim there. Trendy bars, restaurants and coffee shops have sprung up in this part of town, so everything I want is on my doorstep. I live above a very popular Greek restaurant with an idyllic biergarten.
How would you describe your style?
Pretty relaxed, smart and casual. Give me a good fitted shirt, a pair of comfortable chinos and great pair of trainers or Chelsea boots, and I am happy. I am quite classical, but it has to have a little twist that makes it interesting.
Which items and brands do you have most of in your wardrobe?
Sandro, Scotch & Soda, Gant Rugger, Hudson Shoes, Zara, Mango Men, Asos and H&M. There’s also the odd designer bit from Saint Laurent, Burberry and Prada to upgrade my high-street buys.
What are your grooming essentials?
No fragrance, just Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil to rub into my skin after showering; Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser; Dermalogica Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum; Mr Bear Family Beard Brew to tame my unruly hairs; and Fudge Hair Shaper Original.
Which eateries and restaurants do you adore the most?
Charlie, the best Vietnamese in Munich and just around the corner from me. Wuid, a bar-come-restaurant that’s good for a beer and burger, and is open until 3am and, again in my neighbourhood, Zum Goldenen Kalb – I’m a carnivore and butcher’s son, so this is just heaven for me as it has the best steak in town. Zum Flaucher is the most wonderful biergarten I know, in a setting by the river in a forest, with traditional Bavarian food. Burger & Lobster Bank offers surf-and-turf Bavarian style and is very trendy.
Who are your Munich style pin-ups?
Monaco Franze – Der ewige Stenz was a 1980s Munich-based TV series that was popular all over Germany but especially in Munich. Some of the lead character’s sayings have become part of the German language. The series is on continuous re-run and there is even a statue of the ewige Stenz (‘eternal dandy’) himself at Münchner Freiheit.
Which shops, streets and boutiques are thrilling you now in Munich?
Orag, just opposite the synagogue, is the best haberdashery shop in town. And Distorted People has made-and-designed-in-Munich streetwear.
Which is your favourite view?
From the top of the Frauenkirche at any time – just make sure it’s a clear day. You can see all of Munich and even the Alps.
Tell us about your top walk in the city.
A Sunday walk along the river. It’s so relaxing and calming … you can recharge for the whole week within an hour.
Which cultural centres shouldn’t be missed?
Haus der Kunst art museum and the Ägyptischen Museum.
After dark you like to …
Sit in the rooftop bar of The Flushing Meadows Hotel with a Munich Mule in my hand.
Which is the best day trip outside the city?
Lake Starnberg. You can get there in 35 minutes on the S-Bahn railway from the central station, have a walk around the lake, take a boat trip or just dip your feet in the water at Orange Beach am Undosa. It’s like a mini holiday.