In our column Meet a Local we present interesting individuals from different professional fields living in Belgrade. The idea is to get to know some locals and their favorite neighborhoods and venues in the city.

Please introduce yourself to our readers:

My name is Selena Kanacki. I’m the owner of Šapa Kozmetika (Eng. Paw Cosmetics) brand, which was born out of great love for dogs.  My inspiration is my dog Meda (Teddy) and the desire to provide him with natural care, which is very important for a healthy, clean, and happy dog.  I try to select only the best from nature.  Carefully selected ingredients have a beneficial effect and provide the best care and protection. Products are completely natural, safe, and free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, and fragrances.

Has there been a new project lately?

In April, I will present products at the weekend bazaar on the Sava promenade, where you will have the opportunity to come to see and try them. Right now, I am trying to be present on the market and promote Sapa cosmetics to dog owners.

What do you like about Belgrade?

I love this city.  It has a special energy.  Especially in spring when nature is in full bloom.  Everything inspires me. I like to walk around with my dog.

Where do you like to go out?

I like to go out to bars on Cetinjska Street, and restaurants in Beton hala on the Sava riverfront, Also Savamala is still interesting to me, and I love the river clubs in the summer.

Name 3 of your favorite restaurants in the city.

My favorite is Radost Fina Kuhinjica a vegetarian restaurant. I also like pizza and pasta at Pomodoro. And, Sumatovac is an old-school gem that I really enjoy visiting.

Where do you drink coffee?

I drink coffee in Coffee Dream, Kafeterija, and Drinka bar.

Where do you spend your leisure time?

Walking in parks and by the river with a dog, with friends in nature, or on a picnic.

Name your 3 favorite locations in Belgrade and justify your choice.

I love the river and boat rides. Also, restaurants that prepare fish in Zemun.

Kalemegdan Park, exude history and a beautiful view of the city.

Ada Ciganlia, and cycling around the lake.