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Agata Wajerczyk: My Vienna


Former stylist Agata Wajerczyk now runs Perfect Selection, a boutique that brings Parisian chic to Vienna. SHOP hears about her favourite city haunts

Paulina Szmydke ,

Where were you born?
Gdansk, Poland.

Where do you live?
Vienna.

What’s best about your neighbourhood?
The Fifth District is really urban and multicultural. I love the Filmcasino, which is right outside my door, and the Naschmarkt around the corner.

If money were no object where would you live?
New York City.

Which is your favourite street in Vienna?
Blutgasse, in the city centre.

Where’s the best place for breakfast or dinner?
I’m more of a lunch eater and like to go to Tenmaya, a Japanese spot on Krugerstrasse.

Where do you go for a drink with friends?
To Loos Bar.

Any recommendations for Austrian dishes to try?Käsekrainer, a really greasy sausage with chunks of cheese inside – but only at 4am.

Which places best sum up Vienna for you?
The Zentralfriedhof, Vienna’s most famous cemetery. Also everything designed by Otto Wagner, such as the Otto Wagner Pavilion on Karlsplatz, the Otto Wagner church on Baumgartnerhöhe and the Stadtbahnbögen, which are archways along the U6 metro line.

Where do you take out-of-town friends?
To the Techno Café on Tuesdays during the summer, or to the Schweizerhaus in the Prater.

What are the best museums in town?
The Albertina, the Leopold and the Museum of Art History.

Which Viennese people do you most admire?
Sigmund Freud, Helmut Lang and the pacifist Waluliso.

Any advice for those visiting your city?
Visit the Bonbonniere Bar on Spiegelgasse.

Can you recommend a good hotel?
The Hotel Orient.

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