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.

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.


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.


Żonglerka (eng. Juggler) is a newly opened bistro bar in Krakow’s Salwator district. It is located in a cosy, angular space of a former grocery store. When Julia and Szymon were opening the bistro, they had good wine, good coffee, and slow Saturday breakfast in their minds. They also wanted to revive the social and cultural life of their quarter and do something for their neighbours.

Concrete and absolute

End of September. Still intense sunlight is reflected from the Gulf of Angelica. We are staying in Nice to visit the Chanel flower plantations and chat with the brand’s nose, Oliver Polge.

Harnaś is only one

Highly sophisticated, unique flavours of fusion cuisine, highlander’s hospitality, and a view behind the window that is breathtaking. Get to know the hotel Harnaś in Bukowina Tatrzańska.

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.


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.

Ołowska’s Amoresque

A new exhibition of Paulina Ołowska “Amoreski: Intelektualny Koktajl Erotyki Kobiecej” (Amoresque: an Intellectual Cocktail of Women Erotica”) opens on January 26 in Warsaw.


What makes a good cocktail bar? Serving a good drink is not enough today. The atmosphere, the interior design, the concept and the approach towards the product count as well. We tested a dozen or so Warsaw cocktail bars and we chose five, which stand out from the crowd. Let’s have a drink!


This year we want to make sure that our loved ones are granted a privilege every day. We share small rituals and objects that make everyday life more enjoyable. Such gifts are the best!

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.


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!


January 20 the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse has died at the age of 91. He was the pope of modern gastronomy and one of the founders of the nouvelle cuisine. The gastronomy contest he created ‘Bocuse dOr’ is still regarded as one of the most prestigious cooking competition in the world.

Merry Christmas!

We wish our readers, co-workers and friends a wonderful Christmas and an excellent, tasty and intriguing 2018!