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Reykjavik District

Reykjavik District

Shopping 12 October 2013 0

Once you walk through the somewhat shabby main gate, veer to the left and walk up the staircase to enter the Reykjavik District. Reykjavik presents a very sophisticated collection of high-end suits and shirts designed by upcoming designer Olly Lindal. Olly and his wife opened the shop after moving... Read more
The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid

Features 10 October 2013 0

Reduced to ashes and dust by the end of the war, the story of Warsaw’s Old Town could easily have been portrayed as one of tragedy. Instead, it is the reverse: the remarkable tale of an indomitable city that never gave up…  “I have seen many cities destroyed, but nowhere... Read more
Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/4
If Mokotowska represents the heartbeat of the Polish fashion scene, then Pl. Trzech Krzyży is more Warsaw’s wider, global conscience. From the offset, though, there’s something different about Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/4, something that separates it from the other world class boutiques that line the ‘square’. Found in a... Read more
Brasserie Warszawska

Brasserie Warszawska

Blog 8 October 2013 0

ul. Górnośląska 24, tel. 22 628 923, brasseriewarszawska.pl Unless you’re caught in one of the annual trade union street ‘disputes’, Warsaw’s diplomatic district has the still, silent air of a sleepy little snoozefest – it’s an area of quiet parks and solemn statues, art nouveau architecture and tinted-out cars. While all... Read more
Insider’s top 5 at MoMA
Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art doesn’t sound like the most promising way to spend an afternoon, yet it’s positively brilliant in its total peculiarities. And it’s free! See for yourself at Panska 3. Pan Guma by Pawel Althamer The swaying rubber form of Mr Guma – a deceased Praga... Read more
Atelier Amaro

Atelier Amaro

Blog 4 October 2013 0

I don’t like pigeons. They’re evil: a grubby begging bird that wallows in muck. I don’t exaggerate when I say I find them physically repulsive: the rat-like eyes, manky feathers and decomposing talons. Looking at them turns my tummy. So the thought of one of these blighters actually being... Read more
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Features 3 October 2013 0

Built less than 100 years ago as Poland’s first garden city, the very concept of Podkowa Leśna was seen as futuristic at the time. Today, hidden in a wooded valley, it represents a secret sanctuary from the big city bedlam… Set about 30 kilometers south west of Warsaw, the... Read more
Bar Studio
Created from the ashes of Chłodna 25, a cult café and cultural powerhouse closed due to its “disruptive” activities, Bar Studio is somewhat a continuation of the endeavor and somewhat not. Undoubtedly, the interiors are much more polished, located in the couloirs of the Palace of Culture and Science. The ascetic,... Read more
The Legends of Old Town
Warsaw’s historic center is wrapped in legend and lore; from the wistful and sad to silly and absurd, we examine the best. The Mermaid Warsaw’s iconic mermaid (syrenka) has been displayed on the city’s coat of arms since 1390, and her story varies according to the source. The most... Read more
Cukier Lukier

Cukier Lukier

Restaurants 30 September 2013 0

The way to every little girl’s (and the odd boy’s) heart is a pink candy stripe interior with a sugar-coated bouquet laden with lollipops. Think Alice in Wonderland, step through the looking glass and imagine your child has just drank the growing potion; in Cukier Lukier all the furnishings... Read more

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