Found in Translation

Found in Translation

Features 6 February 2014 0

With Valentine’s Day in the air, the Insider picked through its movie library for slushy film scenes that could be easily duplicated to a Warsaw background. The results were a shocker… Lost in Translation This quintessential 21st century love story explores themes of solitude, melancholy and culture shock to... Read more
Buyer Straits

Buyer Straits

Features 20 January 2014 0

Whether it’s browsing the privately run fashion emporiums of Mokotowska, or dipping into the treasure and trash of Bazar na Kole, Warsaw offers an invigorating alternative to the humdrum of the mall. Buy one, get one flea “There are two things you need to remember,” explains Marcin, “first, the... Read more
The Eye Full Tower

The Eye Full Tower

Features 15 January 2014 0

Lauded as the symbol of new Warsaw, the Złota tower has polarized opinion with its unusual design. The Insider goes through the keyhole to see if it lives up to the hype. BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Much ink has been spilled as to the merits... Read more
From the Streets

From the Streets

Features 9 January 2014 0

Breaking the stereotype, NeSpoon is not your typical ‘street artist’. Married, and a dedicated mother, she only works in daylight hours, is active in her community and has travelled all over the world to place her art. WI: So go on, where did it all begin… NS: I am... Read more
Best of Warsaw – Drinks Awards
We revealed the results of our food awards yesterday, so today, it’s the turn of nightlife! And what a glorious year it’s been, with the winners amply demonstrating the diversity to be found in the Polish capital. Without further ado, the winners are thus – and keep your eyes... Read more
Best of Warsaw – Food Awards
Promoted as ‘a night to remember’ our 10th Annual Best of Warsaw Food & Drink Awards was just that – unless you were one of many who took the hospitality a step too far and ended up with minor amnesia. A resounding success, we’d like to take the opportunity... Read more
Warsaw Pub Crawl #1

Warsaw Pub Crawl #1

Features 16 November 2013 0

Warsaw is increasingly choked with bars, yet devising a pub crawl remains a big ask: too many routes are mined and booby trapped by the big beer vendors and their chemical stock. Bypass them entirely by following the Insider’s weaving path… Pub crawls are a tough business. In the... Read more
She’s a Rainbow

She’s a Rainbow

Features 8 November 2013 0

Tri-city artist Julita Wójcik is a familiar name in the Polish art world, though few of her works have created such a stir as her rainbow installation on Warsaw’s pl. Zbawiciela. Meant to symbolize ‘tolerance, diversity and openness’, it’s been targeted by arsonists four times. The Insider talks to... Read more
Completely Bunkers

Completely Bunkers

Features 7 November 2013 0

All is not what it seems – in a slow corner of Wielkopolska, secret Cold War preparations for Armageddon have come to light after lying hidden and forgotten beneath a quiet suburban house… Text & Photos: Ed Wight For six decades it remained hidden, a secret known only to... Read more
A New Look at Wilanów Palace
Regardless of the youthish, yachtie feel of New Wilanów (Ralph Lauren, Porsche, job in finance sector: mandatory), the area will always be synonymous with one thing and one thing alone: its palace. Affirming that Wilanów has always been the haunt of choice for the rich and even richer is... Read more