An October In Istanbul
The October issue of British Vogue invites us to escape to Istanbul for the weekend, and we did just that. This month, we had a busy week in our factory (stay tuned for a brand new collection that will be unveiled soon) in Istanbul: a city of rich cultural heritage, exciting art scene, a place where craftsmanship is celebrated (and hence the reason where all of our products are made by hand). We had a day of ‘playing tourist’, that first started with a visit to the rich historical sites of Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Basilica.
Then, we made our way to the picturesque hotel that used to be an Ottoman palace, Ciragan Kempinski, and ended up going to an exhibition of Joan Miro. The evening finished at a family-owned seafood restaurant with freshly caught fish and organic food. This is what Istanbul is about: it has a way of surprising, delighting, and keeping you present with its varied colours, tastes and smells.