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WE KISS, WE EAT, WE TALK
EVENTS

The Festival of Body vol.5

This is the fifth time that we organise the Festival of Body. We bring it to you at this time of the year when we all need special treatment. Let us give ourselves a little bit of pleasure! On November 30at the Mysia 3 Shopping Centre, you will be able to choose from sensual fragrances, quality cosmetics, delicate fabrics, sustainable clothes, beautiful jewellery, and, last, but not least, gorge on delicacies, warm up with tasty drinks and face some physical challenges that will get your muscles going. (more…)
31.10.2019
PEOPLE, PLACES

Unicorns and Escargots

  The first Charlotte opened in Zbawiciela Square 10 years ago and immediately won the hearts of the people of Warsaw. The concept of a French bistro that serves bread, sandwiches, cakes, coffee, and wine, in elegant atmosphere and yet in good prices, turned out a great success. Soon, another bistros started opening in Krakow, Wroclaw, and the second location in Warsaw. Today, the third Charlotte bistro in Warsaw opens its doors near the Charles de Gaulle roundabout. We have checked for you what the new Charlotte Bouillon is about, what’s new is in the menu and on the walls. We are discussing this successful gastronomy concept with co-founder Justyna Kosmala. (more…)
12.10.2019
PLACES

The First Bourbon Bar in Warsaw

AURA bar is the first bourbon bar opened in Warsaw. It was born out of love for people and discussions over quality spirits, and obviously, love for American whiskey. The bar is located in the 19th century tenement house of Jochwet Taubenhouse in 27 Hoża Street. The two owners, who are privately friends, both have a solid experience in the gastronomy business, from bartender to owner. (more…)
20.09.2019
EVENTS

Eye on Wrocław vol. 4

A few moments in bed with Yoko and John, an hour of Japanese delight for body and palate,a relaxation in the garden with an installation full of sounds and smells, a one-day art gallery and a site specific installation - this is the programme we are coming back with to Wrocław. One year after the last edition, on September 7, we invite you to Eye on Wrocław to show you, in a whole new way, the finest phenomena, brands and people of Wrocław. (more…)
19.08.2019
PEOPLE, PLACES

Hope, Passion, and Bauhaus

  Do you remember Je Sus restaurant in Poznań, in Toczaka street, which used to serve wonderful, original, plant-based cuisine? We have good news. Je Sus comes back in a new and feminine version as Nadzieja (Eng. Hope). Ewelina Gracz is in charge of the kitchen and Agnieszka Owsiany designed the beautiful, minimalistic interior. We paid a visit to Nadzieja and we met both ladies to learn how this inspiring place was brought to life. (more…)
09.08.2019
PEOPLE, EVENTS

USTA Magazine – The Classic

The autumn issue of the USTA Magazine is already out. Let’s take a look what awaits you inside. Here is some sneak peak. The autumn season puts us in a nostalgic mood. Another summer has passed, the leaves are turning red, conkers and acorns are torpedoing the streets, and we are trying to keep poker faces up against the incoming chills and the looming winter in our beautiful country. At this time of the year, it is good to turn to proven methods of lifting oneself up. The classic forms and flavours. The quality, the elegance, the simplicity. The durability and the chance to rely on the tradition seem especially encouraging in the autumn/winter season. This is why we devoted a lot of attention to Vienna. We paid a visit to the Jarosinski & Vaugoin manufacture, which survived two centuries in the same place in the very heart of the city. We visited cafés and retro bars but we also ventured to discover the new, modern face of the Austrian
07.10.2019
EVENTS

Beware of Jolly Dogs

One of the most popular contemporary Polish cartoonists, author of funny pictures, the favourite of celebrities, famous for his dark humour – Bolesław Chromry has so far been recognised for his graphic novels and other related forms. We love his “Pokrzywy” (ENG. “Nettles”) or “Elementarz Polski dla Polaka i Polki z Polski”, (ENG. “ABC for a Polish Man and a Polish Woman from Poland”). We are happy to announce that Damian Siemień, who is also co-operating now with USTA, has debuted as a writer.   His prose “Pozwólcie pieskom przyjść do mnie” (ENG.“Let the Little Dogs Come to Me”) tells the story of a meeting of three little dogs. Gizmo, Punio and Nikotynka unfortunately have no idea that their owners come from three different worlds. Unaware of the consequences of their carefree actions, the three jolly dogs lead to meetings that should never have happened.  The cute story turns into a bloodcurdling criminal intrigue. It is also a portrait of the generation of the big-city thirty-year-olds – both rich and poor, eccentric and
18.09.2019
PEOPLE, PLACES

TAKING A NEW TURN

Hashtag #vanlife still rules in the social media, especially in the sunny-Californian version. Who would imagine, however, setting on a journey to the distant Japan in a campervan and with three kids?! It turns out this can be a perfect vacation for a family of 5. Here is the proof - the travel journal. (more…)
19.08.2019
PEOPLE, PLACES

Wabi Sabi in Poznań’s Jeżyce

A truly remarkable place has opened recently in Poznań. Happa to mame cafe in the district of Jeżyce is wonderfully spacious yet minimalistic. They serve traditional Japanese sweets – all the daifuku, dango and dorayaki are hand-made and home-made. They are accompanied by matcha-based drinks. It would be hard no find another place so thoroughly Japanese in Poland. (more…)
31.07.2019
RECIPES

Yeast Cake with Ginger Pudding and Plums

  Making a good yeast cake is quite a challenge. It requires time, patience and technique. However, the effect is worth it – here is a beautifully grown, fresh cake in the autumn version with plums, ginger pudding and butter crumble. (more…)
01.10.2019
PLACES

Slowlife in the Izery Mountains

If you dream about going to the mountains, it is worth considering a less-visited part of the Sudety Mountains. Stay away from the crowded Zakopane or popular Bieszczady. Instead, discover the far less touristic Izery Mountains. It is there that Łukasz Witkowski and Piotr Lichniak created KWIECI – a boutique guesthouse. They decided to change their lives by transforming an over 100-year old school into a low-key guesthouse. They preserved some of the original elements of the building, added a little bit of modern design and a lot of their love and enthusiasm.   (more…)
11.09.2019
PEOPLE, PLACES

A Quest for the Best Pizza

The best pizza in the world! Where on earth!? We travelled in search for it to Naples. We've found it 40 km from the city centre in a tiny village Caiazzo. Each day, crowds are lining in front of Pepe in Grani, dreaming of a slice of margherita or pepperoni. We were lucky enough not only to taste it but also to talk to Pepe Franco, the founder of this place. (more…)
12.08.2019
PLACES

Coffee and Vintage Shopping

  Lekarska is a charming narrow street hidden in the very centre of Warsaw. It is here that the famous villa Rechowicz is located – ancient house of a family of set designers, authors of exhibition pavilions, decorative fabrics and paintings. It is also here that the online platform selling vintage items opened their café. The office of the company occupies the upper floors of this pre-war villa. On the ground floor and in the garden there is a café serving excellent specialty coffee. You can take a sit and have your coffee in this stylish interior, and then buy all of the surrounding furniture, lamps, and bric-a-brac, even the mugs you will drink your chemex or flat white from. (more…)
25.07.2019