October 2017

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October 2017

One of the beautiful things about spending the entire month in Istanbul is that there’s so much time, and so much to fill it with. This splendid October was a month of bike rides, early morning runs, open studio visits, coffee dates in the sunshine, and small adventures around the city. Last year, I spent […]

September 2017

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September 2017

September was the last gasp of summer, and I squeezed as much as possible into those fading summer days– including two quick jaunts to the Mediterranean coast and so much art. Best Of The Month I went to Kabak, my annual vacation place in Turkey, for a very quick break. I love¬†going¬†there because it’s so […]

August 2017

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August 2017

It’s frustrating that again I’ve managed to go a whole month without writing any posts. August felt like playing a lot of catch-up, which barely left me time for personal writing. But this month began in Albania and closed out in Turkey, which was exactly where I wanted to be. Let’s hope I have a […]

July 2017

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July 2017

This month has been jam-packed, mostly because I only had three weeks between my US trip and my current Albania trip and had a lot of things to fit in! I feel like summer has absolutely flown by… hopefully it will stay warm into the autumn in Istanbul this year, so I can stretch out […]

June 2017

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June 2017

I’ve gone this whole month without a single blog post. I don’t like to do that, but it’s been another busy month, and I firmly believe in prioritizing my present tense as much as possible. It’s one of those months where I ended up traveling halfway around the world– but, lucky me, it started and […]

May 2017

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May 2017

This month was amazing, mostly because of my travels in Tunisia and the splendid feeling of returning home to Istanbul. I’ve been so overwhelmed with joy recently; it’s a nice contrast to last May, when I felt much more like I was flailing. Best Of The Month The biggest highlight of the month was easily […]

April 2017

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April 2017

April is always one of my favorite months: it’s when spring finally kicks into gear, the tulips blooms, and I have plenty of excuses to celebrate. This month was no exception. Best Of The Month My birthday was this month! It was a big one, and I wanted it to be special. So I planned […]

March 2017

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March 2017

Best of the Month I took a four-day trip to Macedonia with my darling friend Simone. She lives in Germany, but spent the summer of 2015 in Istanbul, when we went on a heart-expanding trip to Cappadocia. We’ve been talking about doing another trip ever since, so I pitched a few suggestions and we landed […]

February 2017

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February 2017

February felt like a reset after overextending myself in January; it was a chance to be grounded and calm and to catch up with many, many friends. Lots of laughter this month got me through the last gasp of dreary winter. Best Of The Month I needed to get out of Istanbul at the beginning […]

January 2017

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January 2017

After a mad bit of travel from the end of September on (during which I was never in Istanbul for more than 10 days at a time), I was desperate to stay in one place for a little while. So this January was spent completely in Istanbul, renewing my love for the city, and making […]