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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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A Stay at the Iconic Hotel Ještěd

Published on August 18th, 2016 in Hotels

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic Hotel Ještěd and TV tower, a pilgrimage to Liberec seemed essential as an overnight stay in this spacecraft-like accommodation has been on my to-do list for years.

The futuristic building was commissioned by Radio Communication Authority in Prague and was designed by award-winning architect Karel Hubáček. It opened in 1973 and recently underwent an extensive restoration which, thankfully, left its retro glory intact...

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Papelote

Published on August 04th, 2016 in Shopping

Papelote was started in 2010 by three young Czech designers. They offer a wonderfully original collection of paper and paper related products, ranging from journals to book covers to creatively designed pencil holders, almost all of which are locally made. I love to pop in to their off-the-beaten-track flagship store...

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Must-Try Czech Summer Beverages

Published on July 28th, 2016 in Dining & Drinking

Beer is hands down the preferred thirst quencher of Czechs, who consume the most beer per capita in the world, not just during the steamy days of summer but year round. But what about those like me who don't do beer or who are teetotalers in general? These are a few of the unique beverages that I recommend you try should you happen to find yourself visiting during the warmer months...

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This blog post was submitted to me by one of my most loyal ARTEL fans, Laurie Kauffman, an American who is so enchanted with Prague and the Czech Republic that she typically visits with her husband once year.

During her most recent trip to Prague this summer Laurie ventured to Jablonec nad Nisou, a town in North Bohemia known for its wealth of costume jewelry...

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