Monday, December 19, 2011

istanbul

We were in Istanbul this weekend, for both business & pleasure... I had a fun, me day on Saturday morning as MT was busy with the more serious stuff.

My day started at the Mavra Design Cafe in Galata... The food was standard but you would like the interior, each peace is stylishly selected and brought together...





I have then visited some of my favorite boutiques on Serdar-ı Ekrem, Building and Atelier 55 are my favorite amongst all. I have tried a beautiful gilet at the Atelier 55, it was one of the few pieces that was not on sale so I decided to wait. I was so excited when I saw the beautiful head pieces by Philip Treacy, they were amazing! Wouldn't they be perfect for a New Year's Eve Party;)















My next stop was the huge vintage/costume store By Retro, so I walked up to the Suriye Pasajı on famous İstiklal street. The store was huge, filled with probably thousands of pieces but I had difficulty to find something (I guess I need something like a Vintage Shopping Guide for Dummies :P )



Well an "Istanbul (window)shopping Experience" would not be complete without Nişantaşı and Kanyon, so I had quick stops at both before returning home to meet MT and get ready for the evening out (huh, well I admit I was a bit tired)



Last but not least, I have to mention about the Çiya experience we had on Sunday. The food was delicious and I have complemented the pleasure with a Kup Griye from Baylan which is just around the corner from Çiya (oh yeah, I have a sweet tooth). Baylan has opened its new location in Bebek, but I liked this old store with the vintage feel more.



And the view form the boat while returning to Eminönü... ♥ Istanbul...







7 comments:

pelin said...

Fistikim ne guzel gezmissin yine :) O ustunde yag eriyen sey nedir? Yaw gece gece nasil canim cekti :P Bu arada ben seni goturcem minnosum Vintage shoppinge :) Ama o fotograftaki yeri biliyorum, o tur yerlerde ben de bulamiyorum :( kokouyor oralar :| Ha, bir de o headpieceler icin yapilacaklar; 1. Eminonu'ne bir sefer daha 2. Cicekleri al 2. taclari al. 3. istemedigin kadar tug kurdele hepsi orda 4. iki dakikada birlestir ;) yilbasinda da bana fotograf gonder. yok burada yayinla :D

Esra said...

retro çok tozlu ve pis..ne güzel gezmişsin, benim yaşadığım kent değil sanki..ama ben tükettim İstanbul'u, arkama bakmayacağım.
sen de gel gidelim US'e..

Fashionista said...

Pelinim, katmerdi o tatlı, sanırım Antep yoresinin, içi ballı fıstık ezmesi üzeri de kaymak. Bak anlatırken bile canım çekti :P Evet ya By Retro kokuyordu gerçekten, ece sukan vintage hiç de boyle değildi ama orası da sanırım el değiştirdi ya da kapandı. Ya evet ya headpiece olayına el atayım ben... Seninkiler çok da güzel olmuştu...

Esra, İstanbul hiç tükenir mi, biz tükeniriz ama o tükenmez, ya da davulun sesi uzaktan bana oyle geliyor :P
öpüyorum ikizini de...

pelin said...

A evet evet hatta gerdek gecesi sabah yenen bir tatli, tam yerinde zamaninda yemistik :P Hadi gelin bekliyorum ;)

Cigdem said...

Merhaba Pelin, su fotografı cok begendiğim icin kullandım musadenle :)

http://chicthem.blogspot.com/2011/12/soru-sormak-ya-da-soramamak.html
senin icin problemse lutfen bildir kaldırayım.

tesekkurler

Fashionista said...

Cigdem merhaba, tabiki kullanabilirsin...Özlem

Cigdem said...

:)) Pelin yazdigimi simdi farkettim!! Nasil bir dalmissam artik..
Tesekkurler..