Warsaw can be a real paradise for shopaholics. :) We have numerous shopping malls with almost everything for everyone, including the craft supplies of course. And if you are a fashion freak, visit Modo [Łopuszańska 22, 02-220 Warszawa, Poland] with over 350 boutiques!
In Warsaw, you can find both - the known, famous brands, as well as things mage by less known designers (often even more beautiful and unique).
And as far as crafts supplies are concerned, I love doing shopping in a small boutique - Pasmanteria [Włościańska 35, 01-710 Warszawa, Poland] u Zapolskiej, located in the ATRIUM REDUTA shopping mall.
Great shops for buying craft supplies include Pasmanteria [Włościańska 35, 01-710 Warszawa, Poland] u Zapolskiej, Tinta [Rysia 5, 00-006 Warszawa, Poland] and Storm [Mazowiecka 3/5, Warszawa, Poland] which are shops for artists, Pasmanteria Motki Dwa [Wąwozowa 6, 02-796 Warszawa, Poland] and Po kokardki - 20 Rembielińska str.
There are many place where you can sell your items and buy some lovely, hand-made stuff. For example, some shopping malls organize hand-made fairs on the chosen weekends. Or there are seasonal events like the one organized regularly on the Warsaw Barbican (before Christmas, Easter or Jarmark Zygmuntowski -fair organized between the end of April and the beginning of June). There are also events like the CRAFT WAWA which is a meeting, or rather a rally for the craftoholics, scrabookers, and art lovers, where they can chat, exchange ideas and inspirations, learn, busy & sell their items.
You can chose from the variety of cuisines in here. If you want to eat more fancy and delicious meal, visit the Warszawa Wschodnia by Mateusz Gessler [Mińska 25, 01-999 Warszawa, Poland] SOHO FACTORY on 25 Mińska str.
For Polish cuisine lovers, especially if you love dumplings, there are places like Pierogalnia na Bednarskiej [Bednarska 28/30, Warszawa, Poland], Zapiecek [Świętojańska 13, Warszawa, Poland] restaurants - spread all over the city. For more food inspirations, one can visit this web site.
For something sweet, check out Smaki Warszawy [Żurawia 47/49, Warszawa, Poland], Lukullus [Chmielna 32, 00-020 Warszawa, Poland] bakeries and you can find the best 'homemade' ice-cream at 9 Bohaterów Warszawy str.
Great spots to grab a drink include Bolek [Niepodległości 211, 02-086 Warszawa, Poland], Kufle i Kapsle [Nowogrodzka 25, 00-511 Warszawa, Poland] and Cuda na Kiju [Nowy Świat 6/12, Warszawa, Poland].
The best places to craft are at events like CRAFT WAWA or Las Rąk or places where you can come for workshops or rent rooms for crafting like Splot Artystyczny [Śniadeckich 17, 00-654 Warszawa, Poland], 3 pokoje z kuchnią (3 ROOMS WITH THE KITCHEN) and Centrum Artystyczne Sztukarnia [Odolańska 60, 02-562 Warszawa, Poland] (60 Odolańska str.)
There are also some craft groups on Facebook or in local culture centers.
If you visit the events mentioned above , or the places I wrote about (like local culture centers) - you'll get the chance to meet other craft freaks like you. :)
For something a little quirky, check out the Museum of Life under Communism [Głucha 3A, 03-807 Warszawa, Poland], Warsaw Photoplistikon, Enigma Room [Puławska 33/7, 02-508 Warszawa, Poland] - a room full of riddles and The University of Warsaw [Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Warszawa] Library garden.
Polish folk art and accessories (e.g. from Cepielia stores) and the traditional souvenires with the Mermaid or the Palace of Culture and Science.
First thing you should know is that Warsaw is the capital of Poland. Visiting Warsaw, one should definitely see the Old Town with its sculpture of The Warsaw Mermaid, or the Łazienki Park - Warsaw's biggest public park, established in the 17th century. And of course, you shouldn't miss the Warsaw's most recognizable monument - The Palace of Culture and Science [plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland]. If it's summer, another place worth visiting is the Multimedialny Park Fontann [skwer I Dywizji Pancernej, 00-221 Warszawa] where water, light and music create a magic spectacle. If you like science, a great place to visit is the Copernicus Science Centre [Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, Warszawa]. And if you are a history fan, this place is for you - The Warsaw Rising Museum.
For inspiration, head to the Museum of Modern Art [01-124, Pańska 3, Warszawa, Poland], the Łazienki Park [01-999], Palace of Culture and Science [plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland], the Multimedialny Park Fontann [skwer I Dywizji Pancernej, 00-221 Warszawa], Modo [Łopuszańska 22, 02-220 Warszawa, Poland] shopping center, The Old Town [rynek Starego Miasta, Warszawa, Poland] and Nowy Świat str.
Other fun attractions include the Warszawa ZOO [Poland], Copernicus Science Centre [Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, Warszawa] and The National Museum in Warsaw [Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa, Poland].
Perfect spots for taking photos include The Warsaw Mermaid and Sigismund's Column in The Old Town [rynek Starego Miasta, Warszawa, Poland], Vistula River, the top floor of the Palace of Culture and Science [plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland] and the zoo [Poland].