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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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Mushrooming in Prague at Stromovka Park

Published on November 01st, 2012 in Entertainment

Mushroom hunting and fine design have both been defining aspects of Czech culture for centuries – and on Sunday, November 4th in Stromovka Park, these two traditions will come together in a new way, as a local forest becomes a ‘mushroom-art’ gallery...

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Sneak-A-Peek Oddity: The Paternoster

Published on October 25th, 2012 in Sights

A “paternoster” is a dying breed of elevators that consists of a chain of open compartments that moves slowly up and down in a loop without stopping, so that passengers simply hop on or off as required. The name Paternoster...

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Top 5 Cafés for Coffee Lovers

Published on October 18th, 2012 in Dining & Drinking

Locally-roasted, single-origin beans prepared by highly skilled baristas—have we departed for Vienna, Rome or Seattle? Not at all. Right here in Prague it’s increasingly possible to enjoy a gourmet cup. I’ve selected five must-visit cafes for caf-fiends, all of them ideal for brunch and light meals...

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Four Seasons Hotel Spa

Published on October 11th, 2012 in Services

This place is a real hidden gem. The pedicurist, Monika, is rumored to be among the best in town, and her English is as exceptional as the service she provides. The wet pedicure here is as close to an American pedicure experience as I have found in Prague...

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A Bespoke Shoemaker in Prague

Published on October 04th, 2012 in Shopping

When shopping in Prague, I’m always on the lookout for luxury goods that showcase artistry and originality. Made-to-measure footwear certainly fits the bill. But you won’t be able to purchase a pair of Salon Lawart bespoke Oxfords or brogue derbies at shopping malls in Prague. Owner Erik Lawart is a cobbler...

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