EVERYDAY LIFE WITH USTA

The summer issue of the USTA Magazine is dedicated to the everyday life. We will take a look at it from philosophical, architectural, cultural and, of course, culinary perspective. We bring you both a dose of reflection, like our material on zero waste, and homey, summer treats. 

White & red

The first WHITE RED Polish Wine Festival will be held from 24 to 25 June. (THE PROGRAM BELOW) The festival has been created on the initiative of wine enthusiasts involved in the reconstruction of the wine culture in Poland: restaurateurs, winemakers, wine importers and distributors. WHITE RED The Polish Wine Festival will be facilitated at Forteca u Kręglickich and is intended to popularize Polish wine by showing that in Poland interesting wine is produced, often more appreciated outside it.

Truffle polenta with asparagus tempura

To say goodbye to the asparagus season, we bring you a delicious vegan recipe idea by Mickey Rotten. Served in tempura on truffle polenta with tarragon vinaigrette –that’s something nice and new. Especially that the we’ve eaten all other versions of asparagus – boiled, fried, in salad, with an omelette –  already dozen times this season. Bon appetit!

Terroir in Warsaw

The next global forum from Terroir Hospitality will take place in Warsaw between May 27- 28th 2018 bringing international chefs including Amanda Cohen (New York), JP McMahon (Ireland) and Mark Best (Sydney) to the Polish capital. Joining the brigade will be notable journalists, culinary tourism experts and sommeliers for a two day exploration and conversation about Poland’s rich culinary diversity.

Kuczyńska for men

Never Trust a Man with No Books – The very first Capsule collection for Men by Ania Kuczynska is inspired by Polish Jazz & New Romantic music.

THE ART OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

Łukasz Karmowski continues the tradition passed down from generation to generation. His grandfather had been a spirit-based tinctures producer and his father used to run a distillery. Łukasz himself for over 15 years has been taking care of the finest quality distillates, carefully monitoring each stage of production. Thanks to his passion and solid knowledge a truly unique vodka was created at the distillery in Radzicz.

Zobacz i powiedz

On February 11 at the Centre of Creativity Targowa 56 opens MUST SEE exhibition. It’s a chance to see the works of Poland’s top 101 young talents discovered during the See&Say portfolio review in 2017. USTA Magazine is media patron of the exhibition.

Different Pressure Levels

In the current issue of the USTA Magazine you can read an interview with Andrzej Bargiel, the first man to ski down the Broad Peak in Karakorum. Few years ago he left everyone behind in the prestigious Elbus Race in extreme class. Last summer he established a new record in the fastest conquest of the five highest peaks of the former USSR. Andrzej tells us about the hardships, the turning points and the reasons why it is worth going alone in the mountains and live there day by day.

OUR EDEN

After months of intense work we can proudly announce that we have opened our own bistro. We serve vegan food, third wave coffee, orange wines and we have a small greenhouse with succulents, and artisanal ceramics – everything we love most gathered in one place. This is our Eden. Come visit us in Saska Kępa!

USTA PERSONAL GROWTH ISSUE

We’ve been waiting impatiently for winter to finally come to an end and for the plants to develop the first sprouts. In our Spring USTA issue we concentrate on the development, the possibility to change and evolve. We firmly believe it is necessary to fully enjoy your life.

We’re blooming!

We have a pleasure to invite you to the fourth edition of the Festival of Flowers, organised by USTA Magazine and Mysia 3 Shopping Centre. We will make sure that our houses, balconies, terraces, gardens, and heads are full of greenery and prepared to welcome the spring.

Meteor w Pałacu

This weekend millions of stones and one meteor are going to land at Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science. It’s time for Warsaw Mineral Expo 2018. The two-day event will gather collectors and amateurs of minerals. There will be 400 stands offering plenty of deals for mineral and jewellery lovers. On this occasion, we would like to bring back our mineral vegetal photo session, inspired by the previous edition of Warsaw Mineral Expo. Photos: Krzysztof Kozanowski, styling: Marysia Przybyszewska.

LIKE A LITTLE COLOURFUL TURTLE

Sometimes you just need talent and some luck to make it big in New York. More often though, you need to work very hard and be ready to make sacrifices, because you know that there are dozens of thousands of other ambitious artists. We discuss big city life, finding balance and the Icelandic spirit with artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, aka Shoppy.

Box no. 9: Doughnuts for the big and the small

Be sweet and bold! Let’s make our own doughnuts instead of queening for them at the patisserie. This time we suggest doughnuts straight from Naples. Graffe are yeast doughnuts that are prepared with potatoes!

SOMETIMES AT THE OFF FESTIVAL

This year OFF Festival will bring you not only fantastic concerts (M.I.A., Charlotte Gainsbourg or Ariel Pink), but also the Literary Café where you will be able to meet with writers, listen to radio plays and discuss literature. We interviewed Sylvia Chutnik – the curator of OFF’s literary corner. 

THE FESTIVAL OF HOLIDAYS

This time we meet at the Mysia 3 Shopping Centre in a festive mood to celebrate holidays. We have invited selected brands from all over Poland whose products guarantee state-of-the-art leisure, inspire, stimulate and take you to the world of amusing activities.

EYE ON PURO

For over two years USTA Magazine has been co-operating with the chain of boutique hotels PURO. Together we have prepared a series of events “Eye on…” which took place in Wrocław, Poznań, and Tricity. We also worked together on a beautiful, designer PURO Planner. PURO is growing rapidly with a new hotel due to be opened this year in Krakow’s Kazimierz and some more events coming, including next event taking place this spring in Poznań.

VEGAN SPRING

We would like to invite to a new series of seasonal vegan parties, which we are going to organise in Warsaw together with Mysia 3 concept store. We will welcome the spring vegan way on March 24.

Baron & vodka

Aleksander Baron – a one-man band, and a well-known and recognised chef. He has been nominated the main chef at the ZONI restaurant, the new restaurant, which is just about to open at the Polish Vodka Museum in the Praga Koneser Centre.

A HOME WITH NO ADDRESS

Witkacy had portrayed many of our ancestors. Actually, he used to run his portrait company from here. Our grandparents had multiple artistic connections, mostly with the Sopot artistic environment. The first logo of the shelter was designed by Józefa Wnukowa, the lecturer at the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts. Musicians, painters, writers, used to visit the shelter. Dolina Pięciu Stawów (Eng. Five Lakes Valley) inspired numerous works of art. The song by Czesław Niemen „Domek bez adresu” (Eng. “A Home with no Address”) is about our hut, say Marycha and Marta Krzeptowska in an interview for USTA Magazine. Their family for many years had been running Pięć Stawów, the highest-situated mountain shelter in Poland.