Review: Relax
You may know Relax already: in fact, if you’re a coffee aficionado, then that’s probably a given. A cult meeting point amid the concrete and graffiti of Złota, it’s long been viewed as somewhere quite special. Likewise, it’s also been viewed as somewhere quite small. Prayer No. 1: “Couldn’t... Read more
Travel: The Lake Escape
A watery staycation doesn’t have to mean following the herd to the Baltic. This summer, chill down and dip in at one of Poland’s lake retreats… Glendoria You’ve heard of glamping, right? Fusing the raw experience of camping with glam creature comforts, it’s an accessible way for city slickers... Read more
Review: The Long Bar
The Place With the city’s nightlife reaching new, uncharted highs, hotel bars have started looking increasingly redundant: gone, the days when they were the center of expat high jinx and riotous nights of tabletop dancing. Of course, some have fared better than others, but for the most part they’ve... Read more
Towering Green

Towering Green

Features 15 August 2018 0

Inside Warsaw’s tower blocks lies a secret green world that awaits exploration… Text & Photos by Joanna Szpak Ostachowska (for a gallery of Joanna’s work, click here) Grochów, Powiśle, Bielany: all districts heavily pockmarked with towering, concrete blocks. To me, they’ve long brought to mind elderly residents and long,... Read more
Review: The Cool Cat TR
The Place Interior-wise, you’re looking at a hip, edgy venue that offsets all the concrete colors with punches of contemporary art and waterfalls of greenery that tumble over the windows. The overt hipness is reflected by a crowd that’s heavy on tattoos, piercings and odd urban style: you know... Read more
Art Of The Matter: Łazienki
More than just the green lungs of Warsaw, Łazienki is a treasure trove of fine art and sculpture from days of old… BY STUART DOWELL If often feels like Warsaw is a city with chip on its shoulder, always apologising for itself. Like a former stage queen drowning her... Read more
Review: Guru
Haggard old veteran that I am, there’s a few things I miss about the Warsaw of old. Rumors, for one. They used to spread like wildfire, and they’d reach their peak when the word turned to curry: at least, they did if you were the holder of a passport... Read more
Warsaw Uprising: 1944
Transformed, in the words of historian Norman Davies, into a “lawless laboratory of Nazi racial ideology,” wartime Poland was a dark place to be – but Warsaw darker still. Viewed as a melting pot of decadence, a hotbed of dissent, a cradle of European Jewry and a symbol of... Read more
Review: Zoni
The Chef Looks who’s back! Regarded as Poland’s most maverick chef, Aleksander Baron returns to the trenches having traded in the hipster era confines of Solec 44 for Zoni, the banner restaurant of the Koneser complex. Famed for his devotion to local ingredients and little-known techniques, few push boundaries... Read more
Nightlife: Pimm’s O’Clock!
Few things in life feel as quintessentially English as a pitcher of Pimm’s: bringing to mind tittering toffs at Wimbledon and Ascot, the ultimate summer quencher has been dividing the British classes for nearly 200 years. Invented by James Pimm, the owner of a London oyster bar, and made... Read more