Jacket - Zemełka Pirowska, Shirt – Courtesy of Uniqlo, Floral bag – Courtesy of Catherine Membre, Jeans – Courtesy of Levi’s Curve ID, Boots – H&M; Thank you Macku for the photos!

Someone once asked me, What would you wear on the day of the Apocalypse? to which I believe I replied…just t-shirt and jeans. Erhm, in light of this ‘outfit’, I’m just going to clarify that I do not know more than you know about the world coming to an end or not. I’m innocent, I promise!

I do think my stay in Warsaw is nearing its expiry date though, seeing that I’ve been shuffling the same corner of my wardrobe for the past few days – the same corner being the very pile of what I have on here – jeans, t-shirt and a tote bag. Actually, I feel sorry for the the beautiful liberty fabric and silk lining of the Vehla tote, it’s almost unfair to be walking alongside borderline pyjamawear. This is the second instalment of Uniqlooks for this month, but as far as real life goes, this is second degree laziness and, in essence, a giving-up of digging at all the wardrobes available in the house. My father purchased a large padlock and I’m meant to know why. They say leave the party when it’s still full but this seems to be the case of the party is over and you’re picking up and eating the fingerfood from the floor. Hopefully next time I’m in Warsaw for a stretch of 11 weeks, it will be of my own choosing.

Laser-cut leather dress

Patrizia Pepe store in Promenada, Warsaw; Photos of moi thanks to mama.

I will pounce at opportunities like these, because when else can I be a blogger of the 21st century (front-line infantry of the Cranky-Frankly-Speakings) and say this is not my cup of tea? Patrizia Pepe Firenze is probably a cup of tea for the successful working dame who certainly has not done time in East London. I, on the contrary, am a bum living in Hackney who wears horn-rimmed glasses, and hey, I liked Avatar when it was Pocahontas – yeah that’s how hipster I am. No, who am I kidding, I’m so mainstream that I let Facebook make life decisions. I actually think that the collection I witnessed and documented happened to be a limbo collection – that space-filler that’s either 2% too much or 2% too little and comes between solid seasons. Now they have lovely pieces like this dress (albeit see-through, but surely we all have beautiful speedbumps) or this snakeskin pull-string bucket bag… You must’ve thought I truly sold myself this time, but know this, nothing can buy the crankster a hot review.

Thank you Massimiliano at Claudia Wuensch for organizing this visit! (whip)

Ceramics by Gosia Guzy

Hey all, I know Easter is all about chocolates, eggs, bunnies and other generally cute things like kitten butts and lamb nose boogers but

By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
1 Corinthians 6:14 (NIV)

Yay, happy resurrection day!

House punch, Pea soup, beef chop with mushrooms and beetroot side; Meringue dessert

Red – Mum’s Simple, Pants – Zara, Shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo (via ebay), Bracelets – Courtesy of Kelly Mellu, Bag – Lithuanian Market

Let’s skip the beating-around-the-bush thing I normally do in this blurb and get straight to the point, I love this place and would gladly get on a plane for a lunch here. The Gesseler brothers’ U Kucharzy (At the Cooks’) restaurant in Warsaw is perhaps my favourite in town, although yes, I don’t qualify to say things like ‘best in town‘ because the loser that I am don’t actually know all the things in town… But get this, at lunchtime during weekdays a traditional Polish three-course meal is £5, everyday a different menu. There’s an open kitchen, the atmosphere is wartime cafe-esque, and the waiter serves you at your own table from the food trolly. The house punch tastes like fruit from the tree growing in the back yard, and the staff are wonderful with a cherry on top. There’s an equally amazing London branch just around the corner from South Kensington, my little Poland corner when I miss Warsaw.

Gessler ‘U Kucharzy’ Warsaw Ossolińskich 7, Warsaw

Gessler at Daquise London 20 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 2LT

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Sofitel Hotel Wrocław; Wrocław Old Town; Ddaddy’s restaurant sushi

Well, stuck in a parkinglot-like traffic jam towards West Poland to the city of Wrocław, is where I’ve been. For about the first 3 hours the car travel-song has been ‘Daddy daddy let’s go back home~♪’ chiming from the backseat, responded with ‘Shut your trap and sleep; we’re going to see the end of this trip~♫’ from the front. My mother and father make an awesome duo. Apparently April is when bears wake from hibernation and the country switch on the roadworks mode. In simple words, it took 3 hours to drive 120km (75mi)… I die. (Or is this not how you’re meant to use ‘I die’, Rachel Zoe?) Wrocław is beautiful, perhaps more beautiful than Warsaw in terms of architecture, but one should not forget that Warsaw was flattened during WWII and then rebuilt under communist regime! (One should stop speaking like a dumbass!) The most delightful of all was how nice the people were, especially in the markets. None of those in-your-face sales stalking and burdensome faux kindness… in fact, my brother was so pleased he overcharged himself for a simple hairbrush and paid the man £12.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter weekend.