The first business trip I took many moon's ago was to Istanbul. I found a beautiful city full of contrast and color. In between the research into the fashion industry that I was doing, I managed to squeeze in some site seeing. The Blue Mosque is fascinating and spectacularly perched above the Bosphorus, the spice market offers a sensory overload and there is no better place to learn how to haggle than the Grand Bazaar -- all of this alongside exciting modern design. Mmmm might be time to put it on my list of places that need to be revisited. . .
Below top to bottom -- Blue Mosque (via Wallpaper me) . . . Spice Market (via Wikipedia) . . . The drool worthy home of fashion designer Rifat Ozbek on Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula (via Home Interior Design Themes) . . .