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BEBEK
Midnight Express Jewelry
Cevdet Pa?a Cd. Gemekcik Sk. Bebek Palas Apt. No:1
Midnight Express' jewelry only off-shoot! Sigh - the sparkly modern baubles blinded our eyes. An exquisite selection of modern/avant garde fine jewelry by Turkish, European and Middle-Eastern designers.

Simple Life Home
Beautiful and comfortable home collection from the lovely Sebnem Berker. High quality and modern hamam towels, robes, and fragrant soaps and bath products adorn Sebnem's store. You may not want to leave after you walk in, we felt right at home!


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WHERE TO SHOP

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GRAND BAZAAR

Abdulla

Traditional & trendy bath products to recreate life in a hammam.

Near the Bedestan area.  Halicilar Cad. No. 62, Kapalicarsi || +90-212-527-36-84 || www.abdulla.com

 

Sivasli Yazmacisi

Truly experience the bazaar by visiting legendary Bazaar vendor - Murat.  Stay for a cup of apple tea, and sweet talk him into showing you his secret collection of vintage ikats - silk & velvet (all hidden behind the counter).

Near Gate 14.  Yaglikcilar, No. 57, Kapalicarsi. || +90-212-526-77-48

 

Mavi Kose

Amazing collection of vintage byzantine jewels, visit the owner Mr. Diran and hear his stories about this amazing family collection of byzantine treasures.

In the "Blue Corner".  K.Carsi, Inciciler Sok, No. 10-12 || +90-212-519-06-86

 

Zaida

We fell in love with their collection of chic ikat loafers.  Imagine Charlotte Olympia loafers, but with ikat fabric.

Iskender Bogazi Abdurrahman, Bekir Han No. 4, Kapalicarsi || +90-212-528-00-39

 

 

 

OFF THE BEATEN PATH STORES

 

Armaggan Art & Design Gallery

The ultimate in luxurious turkish craftsmanship - admire their jewelry, art & home collection.

Telefon Faks. Abdi ?pek?i Caddesi, Bostan Sokak, No:8 34367 Ni?anta??

 

Haremlique

The most luxurious home & bath products.

?air Nedim Bey Caddesi No:11 Akaretler Be?ikta? ?stanbul

 

Luna Park

Super hip design & souvenir store in Galata 
?ahkulu Mahallesi, Laleli ?e?me Sokak, 17/B, Galata, 34420 Beyo?lu ||
+90-212-245-9414

Atelier 55

Off the beaten path concept store with well-known & local turkish designers

Serdar-I, Ekrem Sk. Seraskerci Cikmazi, No. 55, Galata || +90-212-245-32-55


Midnight Express Jewelry
Midnight Express' jewelry only off-shoot! Sigh - the sparkly modern baubles blinded our eyes. An exquisite selection of modern/avant garde fine jewelry by Turkish, European and Middle-Eastern designers.
Cevdet Pa?a Cd. Gemekcik Sk. Bebek Palas Apt. No:1


Simple Life Home
Beautiful and comfortable home collection from the lovely Sebnem Berker. High quality and modern hamam towels, robes, and fragrant soaps and bath products adorn Sebnem's store. You may not want to leave after you walk in, we felt right at home!

 

 

WHERE TO EAT

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TRADITIONAL CUISINE

 

Hamdi

This restaurant serves some of the best kebabs in town. Stop here before you start your day in the Grand Bazaar.

www.hamdi.com.tr

 

Karakoy Lokantasi

Old School Turkish Food & a rediscovered hot-spot for locals .

www.istanbuleats.com/2009/04/karakoy-lokantasi-a-dockside-winner

 

Kanaat

The dec?r may be simple, but the food is an attention-stealer anyways.

Slemani Pak Cad. 25, Uskudar || 216 533 3791 || Take the ferry to Uskudar from Besiktas or Eminonu

 

 

TRENDY CUISINE

 

Munferit 

The trendy hot-spot for the fashion crowd in Istanbul that serves amazing nouveau Turkish food in Galata.

www.munferit.com.tr

 

Maya

New trendy restaurant next to Karakoy Lokantasi.

www.lokantamaya.com

 

Chilai

Chilai is a year-old fancy spot with a beautiful view, located in Bebek.

www.chilai.com.tr

 

Karakol

Don?t just goggle at Topkapi, dine in this ottoman sultan?s residence just like the royals did.

Topkapi Palace, Guard Post next to Saint Irene || 514 9494 || Book in advance || www.karakolrestaurant.com

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

Hotel Empress Zoe

This charmingly rustic hotel is a cozy, shabby-chic hideaway that is also quite affordable.

Akbiyik Cad. 4/1, Sultanahmet || 518 2504 || Emzoe.com

 

Pera Palace Hotel

The perfect mix of classic, comfort and history brings to mind nostalgia for yesteryears. Bonus: a spectacular view.

Me?rutiyet Caddesi 90-100, Pera || +90 212 377 4000 || perapalace.com

 

Sumahan-on-the-Water

On the Asia side of Istanbul, this old liquor distillery-turned-hotel is hardly past its prime. The old building, embellished with contemporary furnishings, may be located across the water but, not to worry, the hotel has its own ferry to transport guests to and from the Turkish side of Istanbul.
Kulel? Caddesi 51, ?engelk?y ||  +90 216 422 8000 ||
sumahan.com

 

 

 

WHAT TO DO

 

Yerebatan Sarnici

This ancient cistern is the largest of hundreds that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.  Make sure to check out the huge Medusa heads and prepare to be wowed.

Yerebatan Cad  || Yerebatan.com

 

Chora Museum

The Chora Museum is actually an old Byzantine church that is home to frescos and mosaics that are unparalleled in Turkey, and some would say, the world.
Chora Church, Ey?p, Kariye Cami Sokak 26 || 0212 631 9241

 

Walking tours

Istanbul is known for being a city of brilliant beauty. Don?t miss out! Go on one of the many stunning walks around the city and explore it firsthand.

WalksInIstanbul.com

 

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