Niche Tourism in Romania

By Rupert Wolfe Murray Our understanding of tourism is out of date. Most people still think of tourism as a mass operation, when the workers down tools, board trains and head for resorts on the beach.   ...

Visiting Neighbours: Kiev

  By Julia Leescu “Those baristas are looking at me like I did not catch up with reality.”  “Well, you left Ukraine exactly 16 years ago”–says my mom, finishing her Grand Blueberry Latte, looking ...

Law in a Glass Of Wine… Shall we have a drink?

  By Andreea Micu (right), Partner and Ramona Bădescu (left), Associate–Stoica & Associates           The history of wine goes back thousands of years, when it was considered a sacred ...

Calea Victoriei – Once Again the Place to Be

By Alan Clark One of the things I love about Bucharest, is the choice of outdoor events during the Summer months. It's often hard to choose which event to support, and since summer came early this year, the ...

Children’s Education Planning

By James Lawson This Is a key subject and one that’s often the source of heavy debate. Where do we want our children to be educated? Where are the best schools and teachers? What type of education do we want...

Artist of the Month: Irina Neacșu

Irina Neacșu’s latest project was presented at the Botanical Garden of the Bucharest University, between the 17thof May and the 10th of June–the botanical illustration exhibition named “Life of Bulbs” and it wa...

Ode to the Feminine Spirit

OZB spoke with fashion designer Adrian Oianu who is in love with and in awe of the traditional Romanian costumes and is recreating them in his craft. By Anda Ene   Adrian Oianu, you are a well k...

Letting the Light Through. Hand Painted Porcelain

Wagner Arte started in 2005 when artist Ana Wagner released to the public her hand painted porcelain cups and teapots for the first time, in a little shop on Carol I Boulevard. Her sister Irina Wagner was by he...

AIL- Bespoke Bags

OZB met designer Anca Irina Lefter in her office on Luigi Cazzavilan St, a creative space hosting several other creative people – an architecture office, a tattoo artist, a designer and a Romanian brands only s...

Life on The Open Sea

By Liviu Bugu It all started with a childhood dream. I was 13-14 years old and I would skip school and go down to Constanța’s Tomis Harbor. I really enjoyed seeing the boats and the yachts there. They made m...