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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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Les Houbeles: A Mushroom Lover’s Paradise

Published on September 07th, 2016 in Shopping

Foraging for mushrooms is a favorite Czech past time, scratch that, passion. Czechs start learning from a very young age which varieties are safe to pick—in fact a friend of mine reports that her daughter is already learning about mushrooms in nursery school at the ripe old age of 3!

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Jan Petr Obr

Published on August 31th, 2016 in Shopping

Although this wonderful paper shop is located right on Old Town Square, it is a bit hard to find - but trust me, it's well worth the effort. Jan Petr Obr creates fabulous hand-engraved stationery, and the quality is easily comparable to that of legendary US papermakers Crane & Co...

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This Is Prague: A Worthy Addition to Any Bookshelf

Published on August 25th, 2016 in Shopping

In that past I have covered the Baobab bookstore in Prague’s Vršovice district, a tiny off-the-beaten path shop that is the flagship of the Czech publisher of the same name.

While there are just a small number of English-language titles available here, I recently stopped into the shop and was introduced to one of their most recent, most delightful releases, This Is Prague...

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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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Pet Supplies

Published on June 09th, 2016 in Shopping

Ok, I’ll admit it: I love shopping for my dog. Whenever I travel, I always make it a priority to stop in at least one pet shop in the hope of finding him a special little something. If you’re the same way, this is a shop to know about, as they have a wide range of unique pet treats. I love their “penny candy” self-serve bins in the front of the store...

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