Oct 30, 2014

Alacati


Alacati was one of the places I wanted to visit for a long time because every picture I saw and every story I heard were so positive and provided everything a perfect summer holiday place should include in my book. Picture whitewashed houses, cobbled streets, antique boutique shops, cute cats, lovely restaurants and cafés, beautiful beaches... 

 We spent two nights in a quite popular neighbourhood at a recently opened hotel which was very conveniently located in the village part called Hacimemis. We just loved being invited for tea by kind shop owners, walking around in the warm summer evenings deciding where to have dinner, spending a relaxing day at the beach. We wanted to savor those quiet moments because straight after that we headed to Istanbul, which I will show you in my next post...


When we saw these antique doors, we thought about how original they would look transformed into a table...





Silk top: Rachel Zoe
Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent
Shorts: Maje
Espadrilles: Espadrij l'original




a corner in our room at the Haci Memis Palas


Kum Beach


Beach dress: Zara
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Oct 29, 2014

Sun-gorged berries


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Oct 26, 2014

Sunday's Recipe: Truffled sweet potato fries


This weekend was filled with embracing the cool but sunny fall days, outside with friends and inside cozied up with a hot cup of tea. I bet I am not the only one who craves more comfort foods in the colder seasons, so I hope you'll like this easy recipe. Actually it depends if you like truffle or not. I for one love love love anything with truffle. Yesterday we bought this fresh truffle and paired it with handmade fresh pasta and a good bottle of red (speaking of comfort foods). As fresh truffle needs to be consumed quickly, today we thought of using up the sweet potatoes that we still had on hand. 

And the outcome was decadent and delicious...


Ingredients for two:

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1tbsp truffle oil
1 tbsp olive oil
chopped rosemary
fresh truffle
pepper and fleur de sel to taste
cheese of your choice (optional)



How to:

Preheat your oven to approx. 200 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, toss and coat the sweet potato fries with the oil and spices. You can use lots of other spices like paprika or cumin, especially if you only use truffle oil and not fresh truffle on top. Arrange your fries on a baking sheet and flip them once mid-way after about 10-15 minutes (depends on how thick you cut the fries, just keep an eye on them.)

When the fries are done, you can let them cool a little bit before garnishing with fresh truffle and/or cheese. 

Enjoy!
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Oct 11, 2014

Efes


Efes is a magical place to me. 
I remember how fascinated I was when I first went there with my parents about 15 years ago. Despite the scorching heat and tourist crowd on this hot August day, I was very excited to show my boyfriend the ruins of Ephesus, this ancient Greek city that was built in the 10th century BC. Since we are both very interested in historic places we got our audio guides and made the most of our visit, though it was not as long as we wanted it to be.

 Of course I couldn't resist wearing my white Infinity Dress there and I'm really glad my partner took these pictures for the blog to capture me in front of such a unique backdrop. One of my personal favorite posts ever on the blog, what do you guys think?


The awe-inspiring Library of Celsus


Dress: Tart 
Necklace: H&M



The magnificent theatre with 25'000 seats





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Oct 8, 2014

Golden october



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Oct 4, 2014

Kalkan


One of our favorite discoveries was the town of Kalkan on Turkey’s southwestern coast. During our road trip which started from the Mediterranean heading to the Aegean sea, our plan was to stop along the coast wherever we liked most. After staying a night in Kas we arrived in Kalkan, which is a former fishing village that has still kept a lot of its charm especially in the old town. We loved discovering little shops and a new restaurant each night and wandering the streets was really romantic. It's such a relaxed place compared to some other coast towns that completely mesmerized us and we definitely want to go back there one day. Maybe then we'll get around to go diving, it's supposed to be amazing. 


The little hotel we stayed at and the people who run it made our stay that much more memorable. If you ever end up in the area, look no further than the White House (or the adjacent Courtyard). During our road trip we never reserved a room in advance since we wanted to be spontaneous and this little tipp from our Lonely Planet turned out to be a true gem. 




Beach dress: Zara
Bikini Top: H&M
Bag: vintage
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent
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