A Photo Tour of Hamburg's Isemarkt

This is a guest post by my friend Elodie who runs the wonderful lifestyle and floral blog Madame Love. She always has amazing floral posts on her blog, and I asked her if she would share a bit about where she gets her flowers and inspiration. - xo Kiana My name is Elodie and my blog is called Madame Love. I am French and I live in Hamburg, in the North of Germany - close to the Baltic sea.

I met Kiana online and wrote an article a couple of months ago about her beautiful flower blog. I was very happy when she asked me if I wanted to talk about my local market here in Hamburg where I usually buy my flowers for my bouquets.

The market I go to is called the Isemarkt, and is one of the oldest and longest in Europe, with over 100 stands. It is situated under a subway bridge, and can take place all year long, as it is protected from the rain. I love going there because they always have locally grown and seasonal flowers.

I hope these few pictures give you a taste of my adoptive neighbourhood and make you want to travel to that part of the world. Hamburg is a lot less touristy than the capital city Berlin, but it is a beautiful city that has a lot to offer. If you would like to read more about flowers in Hamburg, you can check out the flower guide I wrote for the online magazine sisterMAG.

I wish you a great day and thank you Kiana for having me on your blog!

Elodie

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Isemarkt by Elodie / madame-love.com

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Photography by Elodie

R.I.P. Naked Bouquet

You may have noticed that Naked Bouquet is redirecting to tulipina.com. I started my blog in January as Naked Bouquet because a) I thought that it was catchy and b) I wanted something separate from Tulipina - my floral design business website. There are a couple of reasons why I decided to drop Naked Bouquet, and move the blog to Tulipina. Sadly, the word "naked" is still too naughty to be allowed through many Internet content filters, and this was blocking a certain number of readers from accessing the site. I myself experienced this on a plane recently when I purchased the in-flight wi-fi to work on some blog posts, and found that I couldn't access Naked Bouquet because it was a blocked site (in the 'adult' category). I also couldn't use the hashtag #nakedbouquet on Instagram - again, clearly too naughty. The other reason was that maintaining two web sites was becoming challenging for me, and was a bit confusing to people (especially given that the names were unrelated).

So, I've decided to simplify. Tulipina will be the one place for both regular blog content and information about my floral design business. The site you see now is a bit of an intermediary step, and I am working on a site redesign that will be launching soon.

Thank you for joining me on this journey!

xo, Kiana