Saturday, November 30, 2013

Are You a City Person?

Contrary to many people I become more and more a city person as I grow older. Can’t remember exactly what I was thinking while watching the awakening of Times Square from a hotel room but most probably comparing the life in NYC to Istanbul.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday in Istanbul, Really?

Are we importing only bad habits from US? Now the Black Friday, another temptation to spend money and related to something we even don’t celebrate. Hmmm...Having said that I fell easily into the trap! One cardigan and one shawl!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Little Budgies

Life has a way to rearrange your plans, even for these little budgies...They were thinking to visit Istanbul just for a couple of weeks but unexpectedly became part of family. Findik and Fistik, thanks for bringing fun to our lives and we'll do our best to keep you happy and healthy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Don’t like supermarket shopping but Macrocenter is an exception. Yes, it is expensive but there is no doubt on quality and no alternative to variety. Also congrats to their agency for designing the best insert; macrostyle. I love the branch in Akmerkez most among all in Istanbul. Santa has arrived there too and in one thousand versions…

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dear Sailboats

Did you find your way back home? You seemed so desperate on a misty Istanbul day.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Baby Socks

It's so worth driving to the very far end of Istanbul for this little munchkin.
She guarantees to make your day brighter.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

November Rain

I heard heavy rain to hit Istanbul in a few days.
Nothin’ lasts forever even cold November rain ¯¯

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fashion is for Everyone

If bears are more than bears to you, then you’ll understand. Build-a-Bear please come to Istanbul.

Sacit's charismatic Superman costume

Bunyamin’s cool prince outfit and college look

Minnos' cocktail dress for summer and daily comfort

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BFF Cupcakes

You just need to describe what you have in your mind and cookiestore bakes it for you.
I was skeptic in the beginning but the outcome was perfect; highly recommended among many home made cake makers in Istanbul.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Day Off

Just want to take a day off and enjoy the last few moments of sunshine in Istanbul




Monday, November 18, 2013

Istanbul Skyline

Hope the city can keep the balance between old and new…This is not the iconic skyline but the sun paints it beautifully. This kind of sunset gives you hope for the next day.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Englishmen in Istanbul

Introducing you to Baki Zekai Jr., Sekuri and Baki Zekai (fltr). These wonderful Keel Toys Policemen Bears have easily adapted to life in Istanbul (complete gentlemen compared to their colleagues in Taksim Square) and make us smile every day.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

McGill University

How far is Montreal from Istanbul? It is just a thought in a young girl’s mind, but enough to grab the tissue for the mother…

Friday, November 15, 2013

Galata Tower

Despite all the chaos it causes, I always believed that living in Istanbul is a privilege.
And it must be a great feeling to live cheek to cheek to Galata Tower. Took this one from a friend's terrace.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Escape to Agva

I just learned Agva means ‘between the rivers’ and remembered the photo I took there almost two years ago. Such a perfect destination for short stays; 97 km distance to Istanbul. The road makes you slightly dizzy though because of the back to back bends, caution in case you are carsick.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Find Your Name

May be old news for the rest of the world but 'Share a Coke' campaign just came to Istanbul.
Simple idea but exciting the consumer. Local and personal win every time.

Thanks to Asli Altan for the picture.


Couldn't resist to take the picture of a street florist when walking home yesterday. Every street has one or more of them in Istanbul.

And what a nice composition from Lara Cicek (Bebek). Pleasing and balanced, keeps my living room cosy since seven days.