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Prague: ARTĚL Style

Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...

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Own a Piece of Czech Design History

Published on September 19th, 2016 in Shopping

The Hotel Praha in Dejvice, a Prague neighborhood known for its historic diplomatic residences, was built in 1981 to serve the Communist party and VIP delegations from abroad. It was considered the ultimate in high-end accommodation for the time. The building's legacy, however, lies not in its political associations but its architectural grandeur.

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8 Great Places to Get a Burger in Prague

Published on September 10th, 2016 in Dining & Drinking

I once heard someone say that wherever they travel they like to sample that country’s burger as some sort of indicator of local taste preference. I would say that those served here in Prague indicate a taste for towering burgers served on glossy brioche buns that occasionally come with oddball toppings (cucumber, anyone?).

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Les Houbeles: A Mushroom Lover’s Paradise

Published on September 07th, 2016 in Shopping

Foraging for mushrooms is a favorite Czech past time, scratch that, passion. Czechs start learning from a very young age which varieties are safe to pick—in fact a friend of mine reports that her daughter is already learning about mushrooms in nursery school at the ripe old age of 3!

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Jan Petr Obr

Published on August 31th, 2016 in Shopping

Although this wonderful paper shop is located right on Old Town Square, it is a bit hard to find - but trust me, it's well worth the effort. Jan Petr Obr creates fabulous hand-engraved stationery, and the quality is easily comparable to that of legendary US papermakers Crane & Co...

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