Thursday, February 24, 2011


It's bitterly cold in Warsaw so the city officials set up mini 'fire pits' all over the city where you can stand and warm up. I just wish I had some marshmellows to roast...

heart warmer

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


vday tree

Happy Valentine's Day (1 day late..!)

Poles in America 100 years

valentine commercialism

Valentine's day has only been around in Poland since the 90s. Nearly every restaurant and store was decorated for the occasion and running specials for parties of two.

Polish Modern Design

Chcemy Byc Nowoczesni ( We want to be modern), Muzeum Naradowe Warsaw

Friday, February 11, 2011

cupcake explosion

Cupcakes are very new to Warsaw. In the past year, I hvae seen only 2 cafes that sell them. Of course, they have a Polish twist to them (for the better). Lola's Cupcakes in the Center and in Zloty Tarasy have cupcakes made with sour cherry icing and yogurt raspberry cupcakes with a sweetened cottage cheese icing on top. 
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sweet tooth

The moment I came back to Warsaw, I had to come here first. My sweet tooth had to be satisfied with a new chocolate cake dessert (with layers of cream and soaked in alcohol) at Slodki Slony.

Monday, February 7, 2011

back in action

After many months away in hibernation, the Warsaw Diaries is back. The rainbow lights on Palac Kultury were a friendly welcome back to the city.