This is actually an old post. I recovered the draft. We spent at one point a very short weekend in Warsaw. I often go there (since my mother is Polish) so I do not really do touristy things. This post is not about the “must see” and “must do” in the city, as for us these were already seen and done long ago, and we just fly there without the pressure of checking all the boxes. This post is more about what we felt like doing and discovering the summer of 2017 (yes I know…a long time ago…).
A few great spots:
The institution in Polish fashion: Ania Kuczynska
We discovered a Danish jewelry brand in the street of Mokotow Anni Lu
I usually go to Miedzy Nami for lunch or simply to meet my friends. They have a tiny lifestyle shop adjoining, and have recently opened a great bohemian chic b&b.The place has a great terrasse in the summer and generally the atmosphere and the food is full of soul and feels like home, essentially thanks to their charismatic owner Ewa & Beata. The have just opened their new bnb.
Two new places to hang out : Hala Koszyki and Wisła Warszawa
Finally, cross the Wisła to Saska Kępa, you will find there an incredible restaurant, Biała, that will make you travel back to the age of modernism.
Concerning Polish design, the great Maria Jeglinska and her incredible work was being shown at the Design Parade in Hyere (remember this post is from 2017). Just so you know, Maria is a former student of the ECAL and the ESAD Reims. She has been working for the gallery kreo and for Konstantin Grcic, before starting her own practice in 2010. She, since then, has been commissionned for numerous industrial projects especially for the editor Ligne Roset and is part of several research projects such as The Wire and EESTT. Here are a few glimpses of the show: