Once upon a time in St. Petersburg lived a mythical woman – Mari Vanna. She was known for her warm hospitality – everyone was received as a dear guest in her home. Her visitants were treated divine traditional Russian dishes, served on her finest china and linens.
Not a single person left Mari Vanna’s home disappointed and many returned again and again back to this cozy retreat. Those, who were frequent guests in her home, were given a key of their own, thus becoming a part of Mari Vanna’s family.
In present days, Mari Vanna resides hidden on a beautiful block in Manhattan’s Flatiron area. As you step through her doorway, you will find yourself in a different place and era – an archetypal Russian apartment, adorned with old photographs, Matrioshka dolls, dazzling chandeliers, and an elaborate library where you can discover old Russian literature, a violin and a 1924 camera.