Lifestyle, Looks, Travel

What to do, where to eat, what to wear in Istanbul.

October 19, 2015

Those times when I feel like traveling, getting lost in a city, a place where I know almost no one and hardly speak the language. Ever felt like things are not going well and a getaway would make everything easier? Well, I did….and this short getaway to Istanbul definitely made me feel better toward a few things.

I traveled from Prishtina to Istanbul with AlbTours Kosova and everything went pretty smooth. Their team was super efficient and helped me with everything, I am definitely choosing them for my next traveling trip as well.

I wanted to give you a more detailed overview of my stay in Istanbul: about the hotel, places I’ve eaten at, favorite malls and what I wore during these days.21

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Where I stayed:  Steigenberger Hotel in Maslak

I stayed at Hotel Steigenberger in Maslak and loved it. My favorite part about this hotel was the room, the view, as well as the convenient location. You get the gorgeous Istanbul view from your room and the rooftop as well.

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Even though I have been to Istanbul lots and lots of times, this time was a lot different. I have a friend who lives there and was available to show and take us to the most gorgeous places: cafes, local clothing shops, restaurants, etc, etc.

Where to eat:
The House Café
Lucca
Assk kahve
Little China

Where to shop:
Istinye Park
Kanyon
Zorlu Center
City’s Nisantasi

5 days passed way too fast but I got so much inspiration from the whole trip and from some of the people I got to meet. I had also the chance to attend the Istanbul Fashion Conference and one of the presentations I mostly enjoyed and was beyond happy to attend was by Gordon Richardson, the Creative Director of Topman (Topshop Brand). The presentation was followed by different photographs and videos that gave me so many creative ideas which could be easily applied on some of my blog posts. Will try so many new things soon and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Enjoy,

RITA SARAQI

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