Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Shopping 12 September 2013 0

At last, the famous LV monogrammed bags, wallets, suitcases and shoes have made their way to Poland. If you’ve been around Al. Jerozolimskie over the past month, you would have noticed that the upscale, ultra elegant Vitkac department store has become home to the Louis Vuitton shop (the huge... Read more
Pies czy Suka

Pies czy Suka

Going Out 11 September 2013 0

Monochrome gun metal grey colors are offset by a fashionable crowd attired in red shoes, pink trousers and blue headphones. This clean, concrete space is speckled with plaster moldings of reindeer heads, and excels on the cocktail front. Order from an iPad menu, before settling back for cocktails made... Read more
Lewanowicz Café & Boutique
I don’t wear a whole lot of jewelry, but I love tinkering about with baubles and other shiny things. I’ve got a few really beloved pieces which I rotate from event to event, but I’m constantly in search of that rare new set of earrings or charm necklace. The new... Read more
Designer Secret

Designer Secret

Shopping 5 September 2013 0

Warsaw’s rebirth is complete. A city once regarded as dark, drab and dowdy has come to be recognized as one of the most thrilling cities in Europe. That’s something reflected in her architecture, attitude, restaurants and bars. It’s also mirrored by her growing taste in fashion. A city that... Read more
Traffic Cafe

Traffic Cafe

Restaurants 29 August 2013 0

The cafe on top of the Traffic bookstore in the center of Warsaw is many things to me. It is a classroom (where I meet my Polish tutor), an office (free wi-fi and plenty of space), a meeting place and, most importantly, a place to relax and let time... Read more
Retro Day Spa

Retro Day Spa

Leisure 28 August 2013 0

Every time December rolls around I encounter the same problem: what to get my best friend for Christmas. What makes it all the more impossible is that her birthday is right around the corner, too. So whatever I get her really has to be a double whammy. Triple whammy,... Read more
MiTo

MiTo

Restaurants 27 August 2013 0

Speak the words ‘art café’ and I think of Kraków. Specifically, I think of the Kazimierz district and its dark, shadowy haunts – you know the sort, cobwebs in the corner and chipped, wobbly tables. Crowded around them, student girls in stripy leggings, and pseudo intellectuals with second hand... 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
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