Svetlana Copic

Belgrade

Spotter since 2014

My spots (26)

Belgrade Design District – A ghost town's afterlife

"Belgrade Design District" used to be an abandoned shopping mall - now it's an emerging space where established artists and designers showcase their work!

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

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Svetlana

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Utopia – The secret bookstore

"Utopia" is a bookstore in Belgrade that has everything I'm interested in, plus some more! It's a miracle it exists - and I didn't know about it till now!

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

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Svetlana

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Šmizla – Vintage Aladdin’s cave

"Šmizla" is not only one of the first, but also THE vintage shop in Belgrade. Don't go in a hurry: venture into this treasure trove when you have the time.

shopping
Shopping

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Svetlana

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Sava – The last Belgrade perfumer

"Sava" is perhaps the last remaining old artisanal Belgrade perfumer. It's a unique shop where one can smell the city's authentic, fast-fading spirit...

shopping
Shopping

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Svetlana

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Istok – Vietnamese food in Belgrade

"Istok" in Belgrade is a Vietnamese restaurant that I just love. Seriously, their spicy hot citrusy cocktail has become half the reason I keep going back.

restaurants
Restaurants

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Svetlana

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Ispeci Pa Reci – American cookies in Belgrade

"Ispeci Pa Reci" Belgrade is a cookie cafe with a cute story. If you can't decide what to get, my favourites are the triple chocolate cookies & the brownies.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

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Svetlana

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Yugodom – Night at the museum

"Yugodom" an apartment you can rent for your stay in Belgrade where everything is “made in Yugoslavia"- from the furniture, to every little detail...

relaxing
Relaxing

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Svetlana

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Super Donkey – Veggie hedonists welcome

"Super Donkey" is a charming vegetarian cafe which offers a charming space to devour a quick, healthy and tasty lunch in the city centre of Belgrade.

snacks
Snacks

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Svetlana

Copic

About me

About me
I’m a creative director in advertising and a serial creative entrepreneur.

A well-disguised introvert. Yoga freak(ish). A passionate reader. Curious and interested in too many things, mostly design, contemporary art and documentary filmmaking. In my free time, I am dedicated to the fine hobby of discovering amazing underground bands nobody has ever heard of.

My favorite fantasies usually include following the summer across the globe.

Why Belgrade?
Love is an irrational thing and in the case of Belgrade it is truer than ever. It is a city of extremes, absolutely not "normal" in any sense of the word; it is intense and vibrant, crowded and annoying, with too hot summers and too strong winter winds; it smokes too much, talks too loudly, parties too hard and it just can't ever seem to pull itself together and grow up a little, in spite of its ancient old age.

But then, it is so charming, with its two big rivers, magically calm summer Sundays, its mischievous spirit, nonchalance, humorous graffiti, and some spirited people that create great music, art, or simply know how to tell really good jokes.

Maybe I love it because it stays up while most other well-mannered and sensible cities take a nap, or simply because I was born in it. All I know is that whenever I leave, I start missing its edge very soon and thinking - perhaps normal is overrated.

Where can you find me online?
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