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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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Published on April 17th, 2014 in Basics

Where do all the Czechs disappear to on spring and summer weekends when the city seems so empty?

Virtually every Praguer has a country house (whether a modest chata or a more substantial chalupa), where they escape on spring and summer weekends. It was one of the few things under communism that the government was not interested in controlling...

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Not-So-Fashionable Footwear

Published on April 10th, 2014 in Shopping

If you've ever had the pleasure of visiting a Czech home, you are probably familiar with the house slippers, or bačkory, that guests are given by the hosts and expected to wear for the duration of their stay. (A word to the wise: if you plan to make your fabulous new heels the centerpiece of your ensemble while attending a Czech dinner party, reconsider!)...

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A Lifetime Spent Under the Big Top

Published on April 03rd, 2014 in Entertainment

I have long been a fan of Czech circuses—their acrobats, animals, clowns, and campy atmosphere are bound to charm young and old alike. My personal favorite is the one-ring Cirkus Berousek where I once watched a bear ride an actual motorcycle! Imagine my delight when I recently had the chance to chat with Mr. Ladislav Knos...

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Mosaic House

Published on March 20th, 2014 in Hotels

Lodging on a budget has never looked so chic, nor been so luxurious or so conveniently located. Mosaic House, which opened in 2010, offers a new concept in lodging – a fusion of private rooms and hostel-style dormitories all under one roof...

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