Beautiful, talented and with a wardrobe-to-die-for, it would seem fashion blogger Barbora Ondrakov of Vogue Hause fame has the fashion world at her fingertips. The 19-year-old’s blog was voted one of the top 10 fashion blogs in the Czech Republic and her collaborations with H&M, Lindex, Romwe and Calzedonia are proof of her sartorial success. Although now studying in Germany, Barbora remains a true Czech at heart, making frequent trips to Prague whenever possible. Naturally, we enlisted the Czech native to be our tour guide to the best bites and sites in the area.
Three local boutiques to shop at?
Barbora: I rarely shop in Prague but when I do, it’s at Luxury Bags Prague, a store selling pre-owned and vintage designer pieces at affordable prices, Klára Nademlýnská, who makes gorgeous elegant pieces for women and Jakud Polanka, this really cool place to go to if you’re looking for evening wear and casual everyday wear.
Sartorial advice to tourists looking to blend in with the Prague scene?
Barbora: Wear whatever you want! We won’t judge you!
It’s Christmas time. What’s the one MUST DO Christmas activity for first timers in the city?
Barbora: Definitely visit the Christmas Market at the Old Town Square. This is one of the most beautiful markets in the Europe, so get a Trdelnik and just enjoy the atmosphere.
Best spots to party at?
Barbora: Duplex, 9Cloud and BarboM1
Your favourite spot to chill at?
Barbora: Náplavka. It’s a riverside with an incredible and also romantic view!
Where would you take your friends for brunch and what would you order there?
Barbora: I love having brunches with my friends and I also have a lot of favourite spots to eat at. My favourite would be probably Cafe Savoy. I would go for scrambled eggs with cheese, orange juice and a fruit salad!
What’s the best way a traveller can make friends with the locals? Are they friendly?
Barbora: Yes, we are friendly! I think you can make a friend quickly, just start a conversation and people will talk to you!
A tourist trap to avoid?
Barbora: I would recommend you to discover the sights on you own, not with a guide. Usually the tours are crowded and you don’t have much time to discover all the sights! Also avoid the Old Town Square at every hour (12.00, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, etc.) because it’s really crowded there thanks to the Orloj Clock (Prague Astronomical Clock)
Share with us an insider secret of the city
Barbora: There are 17 bridges over the river Vltava in Prague. They are not that faraway, so it is walkable to see them all! If you start walking in the late afternoon, you will then see the sunset as you arrive at the last ones, which is a really nice view!
Sum up Prague in one sentence
Barbora: To me, Prague is one of the most beautiful, historical and charming cities in the world!
Photo: Barbora Ondrakova