With a grain of his own unique contrariness, he readily emphasizes that in case of Category 5 hurricane, he would remain sitting in his living room, eating peanuts and contemplating nature’s frenzy. Meet Rodrigo Larios, architect, artist and master in living.



They travelled thousands of kilometres, visited 33 cities and over 170 cafes. They drank hectolitres of coffee and ate tones of cake, but above all, they met wonderful people and learned their inspiring stories. Coffee Spots Polska guide describes all Polish independent cafes with speciality coffee and tells the story of the third wave coffee in Poland. It is also a compendium of knowledge of coffee provenance, roasting and brewing. USTA is media patron of the book.


Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw hosts the first solo exhibition of Alicja Biala in Warsaw. The exhibition titled „Polska” is an extensive presentation of photo-collages from the „Polish Cut-Outs” cycle. This series was initially created as visual illustrations to the poems of Marcin Świetlicki „Polska, wiązanka pieśni patriotycznych” („Poland, a Series of Patriotic Songs”) to finally turn into a performance„Polska bez obrazy”. („Poland no Offence”).


Unconventional, determined, decided and independent – a man that chooses his own destiny. This is the ode to the masculine freedom created by Chanel in the new fragrance for men – Bleu de Chanel.


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.


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.


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.



We have a pleasure to invite you to the second edition of Crops – The Festival of the Countryside. Last year’s event in Warsaw had a fantastic turnout and this is why we decided to organise the Festival again. There will be delicious products straight from the field, unique handicraft, natural cosmetics as well as discussions about modern farming methods. 


Open air, low-key concerts, stargazing, and little feasts all await you at the extraordinary Breaths Festival (Pl. Tchnienia). The Festival takes place in an ancient Orthodox church in Baligród in the Jabłonka River Valley, in late August, early September. USTA Magazine is media patron on the event!

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.

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.



For the first time USTA Magazine invites you to the “Eye on…” event in Krakow. Another episode of our series of events organised together with PURO hotels will take place on September 22. Come and join us!


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. 


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. 


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!


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.