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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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Hamleys: Toy Paradise in Prague

Published on November 12th, 2016 in Shopping

This spring a 4,500-sq-meter branch of the oldest toy store in the world (est. 1760 in London and supplying British royals with toys ever since) opened on Na Přikopě street in Prague. It is considered the largest toy store in Central Europe, the second largest on the entire Continent.

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A Vintage Czech Whisky with a Great Backstory

Published on November 06th, 2016 in Shopping

The Czech Republic has never been known for quality spirits, though fans of Becherovka and slivovice will surely disagree. But the country actually produces an award-winning whisky which, when it debuted a number of years ago, was a pleasant surprise to many.

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Prague Gets Two New Regular Weekend Markets

Published on October 20th, 2016 in Shopping

Prague's seasonally held design markets are a lot of fun and typically take place in cool historic spaces (see my post about one here); they really give visitors a great chance to get a feel local designers with plenty of local eats, great coffee, and stuff for kids to do.

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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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