Rana Babac is a luxury communications consultant and an Istanbul expert. In addition to running her own Istanbul website (www.istanbulitemag.com) and social responsibility project (www.catsofistanbul.org), Babac currently contributes to various national luxury and lifestyle publications.
What would you do if you were hopelessly in love with horses and craving for a fluffy souffle on a rainy winter's day in Istanbul? I found the answer in visiting one of the cosiest cafes in town that is currently hositng an equestian paintings exhibi... Go to Story
Founded in 1924, the Damiani brand excelled in Italian and International markets, becoming an ambassador of Italian style and a synonym of excellence and the best Italian jewelry tradition. Creativity, design and entrepreneurship are the key elements... Go to Story
Over the years we have witnessed hospitality industry putting in more effort to incorporate environmentally friendly practices to their daily operations. In wake of the Earth month, it was Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts turn to make a statement and th... Go to Story
Less than a year ago the famed İstiklal Street of Istanbul stood witness to the acts of Turkish republican historyís most violent government terror. Today where millions once united against one tyrant and where some peaceful demonstrators lost t... Go to Article
Moscow's first-ever ice terrace with a bar has opened at the Reka Moscow restaurant in the heart of Russia's capital. Almost twenty tons of pure Siberian ice was used for the creation of the 120 square meter area whic... Go to Story
This month, the Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center in Istanbul hosts a very special exhibition by Yaşam Şaşmazer called Metanoia, a psychological term that refers to the process of reforming the psyche for self-healing during... Go to Article
A century later horses still have their place at the Grand Palais and the Saut Hermès pays them homage every year with panache.
From 12 to 14 April the Grand Palais - again - became an equestrian arena to host the fourth edition of the Saut H... Go to Story
Young Syrian photographer Khaled Akil was born in Aleppo. He graduated from Beirut Arab University, department of Law and Political Sciences. As a Syrian citizen, Akil experienced all contrasts and contradictions of the Arab world and the Mid... Go to Story
Held at modern and sophisticated Centro de Congressos do Arade in Algarva - Portugal's celebrity get away destination often nick named as "Europe’s best kept secret", 'Carnival of Luxury' will be attracting visitors and... Go to Story
Istanbul Modern, the city's first modern art museum, sits over the deep-blue waters of the mythical Bosphorus and hosts many of the country's premier art exhibitions and events. Located within a revamped former government customs warehouse and just m... Go to Article
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