What I bought in 2011

Porträt Maria Hill

Maria Hill, Head of Sustainability, ECE Project management

“My friends recently gave me a bag with the logo “Shopping Queen”, so of course trying to pick out my “buy of the year” was pretty hard for someone like me! Nevertheless, I remain impressed with the new induction hob I have in the new kitchen I bought last year. It makes cooking much faster, saving me not only energy and money, but time too – which leaves me more time to shop!”
Porträt Patrick Kiss

Patrick Kiss, Head of Investor & Public Relations, Deutsche EuroShop

“In 2011 I indulged my body and spirit. One thing I bought was a new bike (and also a helmet, to set a good example to my kids), and the other thing was that I discovered a new asset class: art. I started with 3D constructions by the US pop artist James Rizzi, who sadly passed away at the end of 2011.”
Porträt Claus-Matthias Böge

Claus-Matthias Böge, Executive Board Spokesman, Deutsche EuroShop

“In 2011 I needed to overhaul my wardrobe. It’s good when clothes last, but there comes a time when you’ve just had enough of them. I enjoyed shopping for new ones!”
Porträt Olaf G. Borkers

Olaf Borkers, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche EuroShop

“We made more use of our terrace by getting a Weber gas grill. It’s incredible what it can do. We are using it morning, noon and night, when the weather’s good. The best thing about it is how easy it is to clean and the space where you can put your glass of beer or wine.”
Porträt Dr. Stephanie Dutzke-Wittneben

Dr Stephanie Dutzke-Wittneben, Sustainability Team, ECE Projektmanagement

“Just in time for the start of winter and the breakdown of our central heating, we bought a Danish wood-burning stove for our home. It produces plenty of heat, is a practical example of sustainability and ensures that the house is lovely and warm.”
Porträt Kirsten Kaiser

Kirsten Kaiser, Head of Accounting, Deutsche EuroShop

“My new Stevens trekking bike is perfect for cycling around town with its fantastic features. Every day in the summer, its lightweight aluminium frame and high-quality Shimano gears transport me safely between home and work.”
Porträt Nicolas Lissner

Nicolas Lissner, Manager Investor & Public Relations, Deutsche EuroShop

“I’d worked my way though all the varieties of muesli that the supermarket stocked and wanted something new for breakfast: at mymuesli.de I can create my own customised muesli exactly as I like it online and two days later, it arrives in the post. The only thing missing is collection stations in our centers!”
Porträt Birgit Schäfer

Birgit Schäfer, Secretary to the Executive Board, Deutsche EuroShop

“My car lacked a navigation system and I decided this year that it needed one. My new Garmin nüvi is small and handy, wonderfully easy to operate and has made getting to where I want to go reliable and relaxing. A good, useful buy!”
Porträt Dr. Martina Kühne

Dr Martina Kühne, Senior Researcher, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

“Leaving aside a few gadgets, the thing I bought in 2011 that gave me the most pleasure was my bike. It may not be from Chanel, Gucci or Hermès and doesn’t have Swarovski crystals on its handlebars – no joke, since bikes became a status object, things like that exist. But it’s a no-frills bike and that’s what I like about it.”
Porträt Rolf Bürkl

Rolf Bürkl, Senior Research Consultant Business & Technology, GfK Marktforschung

“My buy was a Scott mountain bike. My aim is to add more variety to my endurance training, because just running gets pretty boring. Cycling is better for your bones and muscles too, which at my age (50) is becoming more and more important.”
Porträt Wolfgang Gruschwitz

Wolfgang Gruschwitz, Managing Director, Gruschwitz GmbH, General Director of OOO NICK Project

“As I like to swim and try to avoid queues wherever possible, I bought an SWM swimming pool card. The prepaid system saves me 17% and I also get bonus points via my M- card, enabling me to swim as many lengths as I want from 7.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 365 days a year :-) Enjoyment doesn’t have to be expensive!”
Porträt Kristin Köhler

Kristin Köhler, Research Associate, Communication Management in Politics and Science, University of Leipzig

“Stamps – from the Vatican City, Stockholm and London – for postcards to my great-grandmother. She is 94 and used to love travelling, but has unfortunately had to give up that pleasure in recent years for health reasons. As a result, she really enjoys receiving images and good wishes from her great-granddaughter from afar.”

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