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Bombki Away

Bombki Away

Features 20 December 2014 0

Tree not looking right? Check out these Insider favs to add something special this year. Bombkarnia (ul. Emilii Plater 47, bombkarnia.pl) Founded in 2006 by Małgorata Esse, Bombkarnia’s success has been such that their baubles found themselves in the official gift packs given to President Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy.... Read more
Neighborhood Snoop: Wilanów
Head south this December for Warsaw’s top winter attraction, and while you’re there, well… why not explore a little… Composed of 150,000 lights, the Labyrinth of Light is a spectacular Alice In Wonderland-themed installation that has crowds weaving through a maze of illuminated oddities that number a white rabbit... Read more
Get Your Skates On…

Get Your Skates On…

Features 13 December 2014 0

Nothing makes winter feel more special than ice skating. Here our favorite places to lace up your skates this season. National Stadium (Al. Poniatowskiego 1, zimowynarodowy.pl) This is the one everyone is taking about. Find three rinks (two of which are connected by an ‘ice path’), an ‘ice hill’,... Read more
Past, Present, Future…
Warsaw’s sensational Polin Museum has already made an international impact since opening in October. The Insider finds out more about its story… (Text: Paula Rewald | Photos: Ed Wight) Stunning, transformative, enlightening, entertaining – Polin, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which formally opened its permanent exhibition in... Read more
Gifts For Kids

Gifts For Kids

Features 10 December 2014 0

Smyk and Toys “R” Us are unavoidable with an 8-year-old to please, but an interactive monster called Xeno will not be stuffing her stocking! I still believe a thoughtful gift is sourced locally and that the last minute dash and panic buying session is all part of that Christmas... Read more
One Magic Christmas

One Magic Christmas

Features 8 December 2014 0

While they’re yet to replicate the magic of small town Mitteleuropa, Warsaw’s Christmas markets have become an essential ingredient of the expat Xmas… Think of a Christmas market and the scene that’s conjured is pure fairytale: cute wooden stalls dusted with snow and medieval buildings ringing it all. Of... Read more
Once Upon a Christmas

Once Upon a Christmas

Features 4 December 2014 0

Empty shelves and general privation don’t tell the full story of the 80s Polish Christmas… By Stuart Dowell “No we didn’t decorate our trees with toilet paper, are you crazy!” Okay, that myth is well and truly busted. But what was Christmas in People’s Poland like? Many Poles remember... Read more
Return of an Icon

Return of an Icon

Features 3 December 2014 0

This November saw the re-launch of Jaś & Małgosia, a cult bar with its roots in the PRL era. Reinvented as a hip neighborhood haunt, the Insider speaks to owners Arek and Maciek about their project… • We’re not worried that Muranów has an ‘older’ population. With our previous... Read more
Golden Arch-aeology

Golden Arch-aeology

Features 25 November 2014 0

When Ronald McDonald rolled into town he caused pandemonium – now, the city says goodbye to the nation’s first McDonald’s… (By Alex Webber) Poland’s first McDonald’s closed its doors for the last time on September 30th, pulling the curtain on 22 years of business. Launched on June 17th, 1992,... Read more
Top Timepieces

Top Timepieces

Features 22 November 2014 0

Time is man’s invention and here are top six places to buy the best watches in town. Czas Luxusu Nowy Świat 52, czasluxusu.pl Czas Luxusu deal diamonds and pearls, but their true specialty is watches: Rolex, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piquet and more. Hermitage Boutique pl. Piłsudskiego 1, hermitage.pl... Read more