Model, stylist, owner of one of Turkey?s most well known vintage shops, and Vogue Turkey?s Editor-at-Large to boot, Ece Sukan?s resume reads nothing short of impressive. This fashion plate let?s us in to her enviable life and answers a few of our burning questions. Model, stylist, owner of one of Turkey?s most well known vintage shops, and Vogue Turkey?s Editor-at-Large to boot, Ece Sukan?s resume reads nothing short of impressive. This...Read More
Istanbul based sisters Deniz and Pinar Yegin turned their shared passion for illustration, design and handicraft into Rumisu, a product line of ethically manufactured design goods that give back to their community. Rumisu works with the United Nations Development Programme and create jobs and promotes sustainable economic growth for the women of the Mardin region in Istanbul. Istanbul based sisters Deniz and Pinar Yegin turned their shared passion for illustration,...Read More
Check out I Love Souk, Kuwait's version of the famed Parisian concept store Colette, owned and curated by Sheikh Majid Al-Sabah. I Love Souk is part of the Al Sabah Art & Design Gallery. Located outside of the Al Corniche club this treasure trove of a shop is filled with an assortment of cool and kitschy design items, vintage clothes, maharaja?s jewels and unique must- have objects. I Love Souk is also the only licensed dealer of American Apparel clothing and Lomography cameras in Kuwait.
Her?ey A?ktan means ?Everything from Love? in Turkish; this is the actual concept behind the boutique and jewelry line started by two Turkish sisters, Eser and Bahar Basarilli. Her?ey A?ktan means ?Everything from Love? in Turkish; this is the actual concept behind the boutique and jewelry line started by two Turkish sisters, Eser and Bahar Basarilli. With a colorful shop located directly across the street...Read More
Misela designer Serra Turker finds inspiration in both her home town Istanbul and her adopted city New York, making her colorful handbag and home accessories collections a reflection of her travels between the two cities. Misela designer Serra Turker finds inspiration in both her home town Istanbul and her adopted city New York, making her colorful handbag and home accessories collections a reflection of her travels between the two cities....Read More
MISELA?s timeless clutches and evening bags could make for great art pieces, being more objects of desire than accessories. Istanbul-born founder and Creative Director, Serra Turker, splits her time between Istanbul and New York, which is reflected in her designs. Even though all of her hand bags and home accessories have the rich textures and colors associated with the look of Istanbul?s grand bazaar , the entire collection is actually...Read More
G?ne? Mutlu is the mastermind of exotic-chic bag line, Mehry Mu. Inspired by the textiles around her at Istanbul markets, specifically the vibrant Ikat prints, she set out to reinvent these patterns into beautifully wearable pieces. Her aesthetic is nothing short of global, with her inspirations spanning from Turkey and ancient Eastern design to breezy Italian glamour and the influence of the Orient. She shares with L-atitude how her travels,...Read More
From the labyrinthine bazaars to the chic shores of the Bosphorus, this mega city situated on two continents is a dizzying whirl of colors, patterns, spices, and scents. Multilayered with intertwining cultures, expect fun, fashion and intrigue with a thriving art scene, great Mediterranean fare and architectural wonders from Istanbul. From the labyrinthine bazaars to the chic shores of the Bosphorus, this mega city situated on two continents is a...Read More
The temperature is heating up, my clothes are loosening up, and the sun is shining strong and long. Here is a round up of great Turkish beaches, they make for a spectacular summer destination.
First up is the Butterfly Valley; it really is a valley of butterflies! There are 80 different species in the area, the most popular being the exotic ?Tiger Butterfly?. I prefer this preserve when I want pristine tranquility; it instantly refreshes with vibrant, clean air, the sea, and lush green foliage. Both unique and extraordinary in the Mediterranean Region, it lies in the foothills of Baba Mountain and can only be reached by sea. One of natures finest treasures with free yoga, meditation and art classes available to all.
My second paradise to recommend is ?l? Deniz selected ?The Most Beautiful Beach of the World? in 2006. ?l? Deniz is a picturesque resort area, especially the main hillside town of Belcek?z, which has crystal clear water, and a long shingle beach curving away from the town promenade to a calm blue lagoon. In the same area as the Butterfly Valley (Mu?la- Fethiye) you can definitely swing a double header. Best of all, ?l? Deniz is the white-hot center of paragliding so while sunbathing, watch colorful parachutes in the sky or be adventurous and try parachuting your self.
The last retreat is my personal favorite where I go every summer, called ?e?me. Surrounded by the waters of the Aegean Sea, it lies 45 minutes west of Izmir in Turkey. Sea, nightlife and events make ?e?me irresistible for an amazing holiday. Il?ca and Ala?at? are ?must see? places in ?e?me. With its proximity to the city, it is a quick escape to paradise. Aside from gorgeous turquoise sea, many chic delicious restaurants, fun nightlife, fashion events and beach clubs, it is the highlight of my summer. If you want a social and active holiday, ?e?me is the beach for you.
For more information and beach locations visit: http://www.turkeytourism.com