Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur

Shopping 29 January 2014 0

Anybody who knows their lingerie knows that Agent Provocateur is the good stuff. It is among the best of the bunch, the Jaguar of frilly underpinnings, its cachet recognized all over the world. So it did come as a bit of a surprise to see a flagship boutique in... Read more
Polonez

Polonez

Going OutRestaurants 25 January 2014 0

As a self-confessed creature of habit, my January’s have something of a repetitive look: without fail they begin with a croaked yawn, a splash of Alka Seltzer and the steely intention to never drink again. As a rule such promises last about a week, sometimes even longer, before ending,... 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
Square 5

Square 5

Restaurants 11 January 2014 0

Square 5 comes as a pleasant surprise amidst the desert that is Pl. Bankowy. The intimate interiors are already visible from the street, through their floor to ceiling windows. The first thing I notice as I walk by, however, is their extensive menu, scrawled on a blackboard spanning three... Read more
Between us Bed & Breakfast
The name Between Us translates as Między Nami in Polish, and is a reference to the ground floor café that opened 19 years ago – the first cafe-restaurant-gallery to offer an alternative scene to the leftovers of communism. The café is still going strong, and the owners have also... Read more
Red Poppy

Red Poppy

Shopping 13 December 2013 0

Tucked away on a small street in the shadow of Stefan Kuryłowicz’s Focus Building, Red Poppy launched their new shop in January of this year. Being the first hand-printing design studio in Poland, they focus primarily on making one-of-a-kind wallpapers as well as curtains, lampshades, and cushions. Justyna Medoń... Read more
Niezłe Ziółko Cafe and Deli
After a dramatic period of openings and closings on Krucza the past few years, it seems that the street is slowly holding fast as a culinary mainstay. All within a few blocks, one can enjoy a decent cocktail, good pizza, peruse a meat lovers menu, be part of the... Read more
Przychodnia

Przychodnia

Restaurants 6 November 2013 0

Shot therapy? Step in, for that’s what’s on offer in Warsaw’s strangest launch for quite some time. While theme bars are the rage in Asia (Hitler and toilets figure highly among other inappropriate motifs), in Poland they’ve never really taken off – and that’s fine with me. I like... Read more
Muu Muu

Muu Muu

Restaurants 25 October 2013 0

***CLOSED*** A life-size cow with a menu chained around its neck stands outside as if to say: “turn back now, vegetarians.”  Looking sparky, fun and engaging the décor is composed of light woods and soft touches, not to mention blackboard slogans such as ‘Eat Meat’ and ‘Love Bacon’. The... Read more
Ministerstwo Kawy
Just the chicest little cafe you may see for a while: pristine white tiles and Edwardian-style furnishings combined with a pretty funky contemporary lamp, and simple tables, chairs and comfy chaises. Warm and welcoming, it’s a rarity in that it’s neither too commercial nor too hipster – in spite... Read more