Prague, Czechia
Michaela, 35
Creative Industries Manager
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a bit about Michaela

What are you working on these days?

Giving all of my love and inspiration to my baby boy Barnabas and his father Ondrej. Planning my own creative business.

What drives you mad these days?

Anti-immigration mood. Brexit. Our (Czech) president and his stupid comments. Fear is coming from unknown places.

What makes you happy?

Light roasted coffee / pancakes with salty caramel / yoga classes / fresh fruity dry white wine / picnics in parks / FIP radio / sunny weather / my son’s innocent smile.

When was the last time you cried?

A few days ago while our baby boy was baptised. It took place in the little baroque church in the Southern Bohemia called Lomec. Such a magic moment and place.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

I always do and think about more things than one. The same goes with the music – I do not repeat one artist but change the music I listen to quite often, according to my mood. The easiest way is to listen to the French online radio FIP! Almost like they know my mood and play for me.. Guts, Eric Truffaz, GoGo Penguin or Robert Glasper could be heard more often these days.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

‘Danish Girl’ was unexpectedly very good movie to watch. Fargo (TV series) is also great for free evenings.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

Several design or fashion markets in Prague (LeMarket, Prague Fashion Market…) / design shops (BackYard, Jakoby, ….) / COS.

What’s your go-to café in Prague?

Misto, cafe behind the corner with the best barista in town.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

Veverkova street – close to the Letna Park. Many interesting spots could be found here: original bookshop (Page Five), bistro with home made food (Bistro 8), shop with LPs (Garage store), store selling sneakers (Sneaker Barber), vintage clothes (Recycle with love), current Czech fashion designer Kristyna Javurkova’s showroom (Jakoby) or Helena Darbujanova’s shop with perfect goods for your interior.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Prague but never actually do?

Jogging in the nature reserve Divoka Šárka or along the Vltava riverbank.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

To see an exhibition (Rudolfinum, National Gallery – Veletržní palác, House of Photography). There are always some great exhibitions on display.

What’s that place in Prague you feel like only you know about?

Vojanovy sady. The calmest park in Prague hidden right in the middle of the most popular touristic area. I love little pond with benches where I relax and read my book

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Praha 7 – very promising quarter with active citizens and communities, with interesting cultural spots. Have you heard about neighborly celebrations called Different City Experience taking place as part of the European Mobility Week? Local organizers put together the program in their neighborhood. It happens all over Prague and other Czech town. And guess where the best neighborhood festivities are? Praha 7!

What’s the spot in Prague you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Krymska street – a top party place in Prague.

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