Archive for the ‘Turkey’ Category

NEW SPOT: 4 FLOORS ISTANBUL

February 24, 2011

3 reasons to stay here:

  1. If you’re looking for a home away from home in Istanbul.
  2. If you want to experience Turkish design amongst pieces of Marc Newson or Marcel Wanders.
  3. If you’re in for a magnificent view of the city.

Check out: www.4floorsistanbul.com

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NEW SPOT: THE HOUSE CAFE TURKEY

February 15, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like the work of Turkish design agency Autoban.
  2. If you’re in for an organic salad.
  3. Or just a simple cup of coffee.

Check out: www.thehousecafe.com (several locations in Istanbul  and Ankara)

NEW SPOT: THE HOUSE HOTEL ISTANBUL

February 4, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like the work of Turkish design company Autoban.
  2. If you want to stay in the area called Nisantasi.
  3. If you want to have breakfast on the rooftop.

From 135 euro per night. Check out: www.thehousehotel.com

NEW SPOT: MED-INN BODRUM

October 9, 2010


3 reasons to stay here:

  1. Because it’s one of Doutzen Kroes her favorite places to stay.
  2. Because of the bohemian atmosphere.
  3. Because of the spacious suite you’ll get.

From 120 euro per night. Check out: www.med-inn.com

TRIED & TESTED: FUGA FINE TIMES BODRUM

August 22, 2010

UNFORTUNATELY THIS HOTSPOT HAS CLOSED HIS DOORS (there will be a brand new boutique resort coming in 2012)

Most striking feature:

I hate going to the same place twice. Why? Well there’s so much more to discover in the world. But in 2008 I went to Fuga Fine Times in Gümbet, near Bodrum and I’m so terrible in love with that place that I would love to go again. It’s all inclusive like you’ve never seen. The exterior is beautiful: most of it is white or beige. It’s like the Supperclub on holiday. Lounge the day away, that idea. The food is superb. You don’t have to be afraid that’s it not well cooked or that the fruit is washed in dirty water. At night there’s a dj spinning down stairs by the sea. Not loud, but perfect for a cocktail and a conversation. And the price: 550 euro included 7 night stay and a flight. Perfect for couples or friends.

Check out: www.fuga.com.tr

NEW SPOT: FISHMARKET ISTANBUL

July 22, 2010

3 reasons why you should visit a fishmarket:

  1. Because this is the most beautiful fish market in the world.
  2. You will go ‘oh’ and ‘ah’ by the design – the smell you will take for granted.
  3. And you will get a lot of inspiration by the simple light wires – a good way to present your goodies.

Located in Besiktas. Check out: http://gadarchitecture.com

Photos from Designboom

TRIED & TESTED: SUPPERCLUB

May 3, 2010


Most striking feature:

Lounge. In a world where everyone uses the word ‘lounge’ to promote their beds and the lazy way of going out, there was a first. And that one goes to the Supperclub. Started in Amsterdam, where I visit some After Fashion Week party’s, followed by Singapore, Istanbul, San Fransisco and the recently opened one in London. Nowhere in the world are the beds so large, is the service so extremely good and the entertainment so, uhm, bizarre. Like the man with the didgeridoo I saw in 2004 on the Supperclub Cruise.

Check out: www.supperclub.com