Month: May 2014

Our vacation is coming to an end too soon.  We left Istanbul three days
ago and I already miss it.  I wish I could live traveling constantly,
not only for the pleasure of experiencing and getting to know all the
beautiful things in the world but, because it’s
a lot easier to blog about your experiences than having to come up with
new and unique posts every day.  Every blogger can relate to those
periods of dry spells when you sit in front of the computer with no idea
what to post about.  But reality calls and after
almost a month it’s time to go back home to our duties and routine. 
For now I stroll around this gorgeous and beautiful City one more time
registering every corner with my iPhone.  Enjoy!

All pictures taken by me.

beacon hill interior design

This beautiful brownstone designed by Nina Farmer is located in the chic
and classic neighborhood of Beacon Hill in Boston.  Surprisingly I came
across this house while at a cafe in Istanbul, where it is law for
every cafe to have a reading section.  It was featured in House Beautiful Turkey.  The decor
throughout is refined and eclectic with a few masculine furniture
pieces.  My favorite area is the entryway which Nina converted into the
dining room.  The walls and ceiling are painted in one uniform grey
color, the ceiling itself is a magnificent work of
art with a center skyline with a sputnik chandelier.  The brownstone
seems to be very roomy due to the size of the kitchen that fits a big
island and a spacious work area.  Enjoy!

interior design in beacon hill

white marble bathroom

seagrass wall paper

Beymen Department Store in Istanbul is like the synthesis of Barney’s in New York.  Although they don’t carry everything online, their stores carry all the exclusive and kind of hip brands that you can ever think of.  The Beymen located in the newly opened Zorlu Center also offers a gorgeous Cafe/Restaurant, Morini that is beautiful decorated with blue and white tiles, black and white mosaic floors, mirrored bar shelves and fresh and beautiful flowers.  Istanbul Interior Design is influenced by the City’s unique location, between Europe and Asia, whilst being more European in design.  It takes its beautiful and unique style from its rich past of grandeur and splendor.  Everywhere you go you may find cozy and chic cafes decorated in different styles but always stylish.  Since I never feel ashamed to take pictures, regardless of where I am, I took some pictures of Morini Cafe.  It’s better to do something even when it’s not too cool than regretting not doing it later.

All photos by me

  A Classic Mont Blanc Watch
Today is my husband’s birthday and I’m happy we get to spend it with his parents and our little one, who is not really a little one anymore.  My hubby is a very humble person with one of the most admirable qualities I can only hope I had, patience.  Everyone who gets to know him falls in-love with his enthusiastic personality and kindness.  He will never let you know he already knows about the interesting fact you are telling him, instead he would make you feel incredibly important and smart.  I consider myself incredibly lucky to have him in my life simply because he is the best human being I’ve ever met, and since today is his birthday I’m posting the material things he has always admired and I hope one day be able to gift him.  He prefers everything that looks vintage and simple.  

It is also a tradition of my husband to thank his parents, especially his mother on this day.  A big congratulations to my mother in-law for having raising such a great person.

Almost anything john varvatos

One of his favorite places is the Hamptons.  If we ever are in a position to buy a piece of land there all the lots are taken then we’ll end up in North Fork but, it’s ok.  Probably by then its as chic as the Hamptons itself.

BMW 507

When we first started dating he had a huge leather sofa, in which I kept kind of slipping off and for aesthetics reasons I got rid of it as soon as possible.  Whenever we move again we’ll get his forever “keep remembering me” leather sofa but, this time we’ll meet in between and we’ll be getting something stylish as this if not a chesterfield sofa. 

New York has 5th, Zurich has Bahnhofstrasse, and Istanbul has its Nisantasi neighborhood, a very fashionable area with an impressive number of Designer Stores, hip restaurants, cafes and exclusive hotels.  Among the many designers shops, most of them second outposts in the City, is Chanel, Prada, Lanvin and Christian Louboutin.  Walking around the neighborhood today I came across the new La Petite Maison that had just opened up one week ago.  The French Mediterranean restaurant which originated in Nice, France is now owned by a London Company.  It has other locations in London, Dubai, and now in Istanbul.  The quaint restaurant with an outdoor terrace is located in The Park Hyatt where the interior design is the beautiful work of the Architecture Interior firm Sagrada and lighting designer Thierry Dreyfus.  We had a great lunch at the outdoor terrace which has an aura of “jardin a la Francaise” where I took a few pictures until you visit Istanbul one day. 🙂 Enjoy!

Photos by me.  Bellow images from Google Images