I visited Istanbul a few times now. Never thought I will make my products there, I end up doing even my 2nd production for the sake of good organic linen. I would wakeup everyday at the house hotel in Nişantaşı, head to the studio. The area has a New York younger vibe but definitly felt old with history I can understand. I wouldn’t move there, but I would always dream of a beautiful apartment with a terrace and a glorious turkish breakfast. Moving to middle east is due to happen, god only knows when.
For the love of coffee, and because I miss Egypt so much. I loved Galata and Balat a lot. Coffee at Mandabtmaz and art all around, coffee at Cumbali Kahve and vintage all around.