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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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A Café Break with Books, Toys, and Play

Published on March 05th, 2015 in Shopping

As a long-term expat I thought I'd pretty much seen everything. But Prague is an entirely new city when you become a parent. You are constantly in need of a potty break or pit-stop in the unlikeliest of places. And if that place happens to be tourist central, a.k.a. Wenceslas Square, good luck! I have previously written about...

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The Nail Shop

Published on February 19th, 2015 in Services

The Nail Shop is a favourite of mine. If you’re looking for a little TLC for your nails before hitting the town for the night, a stop here might be just what the doctor ordered. Iva is my go-to gal, and her English is exceptional (she worked in a Wisconsin salon for two years)...

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The Many Hats of Masopust

Published on February 16th, 2015 in Entertainment

From now until early March, Masopust season is in full swing in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic. For the uninitiated, this is the Czech Mardi Gras, a time of feasting and revelry that traditionally led up to Ash Wednesday and Lenten fasting.

These days it's a great excuse to eat, drink, and admire some truly crazy hats...

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Heart-Shaped Gingerbread Perfect for Valentine's Day

Published on February 12th, 2015 in Shopping

Czech gingerbread (perník) hails from the town of Pardubice where the art of gingerbread making began around 1515. The tradition is so strong that the EU has made "Pardubice gingerbread" a protected food. Anything labeled as such must adhere to the strict production methods that originated in this charming town...

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