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Mama Lama

Mama Lama

Restaurants 19 August 2013 0

Mama Lama is located in old Mokotów, in a street that has a growing number of trendy cafes and hip shops. I took a peek at their FB page, and noted the extensive list of activities (‘mini music’, creative classes, dance/movement) and long opening hours: both ticked the mum... Read more
Sax & The City

Sax & The City

Features 18 August 2013 0

A former member of Spiritualized, exiled Brit and full time sax king Ray Dickaty has played some of the biggest stages out there. The Insider catches up for a natter. Ray Dickaty arrives in Poland for the first time – what happens next… Well, to be honest, I visited... Read more
MOMU.gastrobar

MOMU.gastrobar

Blog 17 August 2013 0

MOMU.gastrobar on Wierzbowa has been getting a lot of hype lately: the concept is creative, with cool tapas-y portions of inventive food, though the result can be hit-and-miss (on our visit, mostly miss). Think of it as a modern, global version of the classic prezkaski bar, with the offer... Read more
For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only

Features 17 August 2013 0

Come Valentine’s hour you’re advised to keep your eyes on your date. Even so, a room with a view goes some way to adding that missing pinch of magic to the evening ahead. By Alex Webber Pure Sky Club  ul. Złota 59 (Skylight Tower), www.pureskyclub.com Clicking through the ground... Read more
Christian’s BakerHouse
So, hybrids have been popping up all around Warsaw as of 2012. And it seems the Polish celebrity chef, Krystian Zalejski, has lusted after one of his own. But his bakery-cum-restaurant-cum-café-cum-wine bar (phew!) is not like the other ones of its kind. It quickly becomes clear that the owner... Read more
Kraken Rum Bar

Kraken Rum Bar

Going Out 16 August 2013 0

Named after one of the ocean’s most feared mythical creatures (the scary squid from Pirates of the Caribbean), the wood-clad Kraken features a wall of cymbals, heavy furniture and some interesting photography. While there’s some decent bottles of rum, there’s perhaps not enough to justify calling it a rum... Read more
My Vinyl Romance

My Vinyl Romance

Features 16 August 2013 0

With Valentine’s on the doorstep, and the crackle of Sinatra in the air, the Insider gets in the mood and snoops around Warsaw’s secret vinyl stores. Vinyl. LP. Long play. 12 inch, 10 inch, 7 inch. It ain’t easy to find them anymore, that’s for sure, even though they... Read more
Bartek Janusz Salon

Bartek Janusz Salon

Leisure 8 August 2013 0

I’d passed this place hundreds of times on my way to work and yet I’d never felt brave enough to walk in. Why? Probably because it seems so darnn snooty that I just never felt fancy enough to stroll in and make a hair appointment. It was all quite... Read more
Colourstrings Music School (Barwy Muzyki)
When mum has a mission you can pretty much guarantee she’ll see it through. This is exactly what Olga Trzebińska has done with her ambitious Colourstrings music school. Poland prides itself on having schools dedicated to musical excellence, but only the most disciplined of students will make it through... Read more
Past & Present Perfect
All too often Warsaw developers get it wrong, building corporate castles lacking grace and maturity. But what happens when they get it right? Warsaw’s skyline is becoming quite something – namely, a macho competition of masculine might: my skyscraper is bigger than yours, that sort of thing. For every... Read more

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