Rana Babac is a luxury communications consultant and an Istanbul expert. In addition to running her own Istanbul website (www.istanbulitemag.com) and culture project (www.facebook.com/catsofistanbul), Babac currently contributes to various national luxury and lifestyle publications.
Less than a year ago the famed İstiklal Street of Istanbul stood witness to the acts of Turkish republican history’s most violent government terror. Today where millions once united against one tyrant and where some peaceful demonstrators lost t... Go to Article
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
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
Today marks the end of the first Festival Colbert in Istanbul during which twenty-six companies of the prestigious Comité Colbert of France presented their own take on modernity to the public.
Through a cluster of showcase events at the selected bou... Go to Article
Million dollar bras; women who make the goddesses themselves jealous; the most awaited fashion show in the world; glamour, glitter and gossip. In Turkey, especially in the last six to seven years, it has been a New Year’s tradition to watch the Victo... Go to Article
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
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
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
These projects tell a lot about values of a brand as well as bringing the vision of its top-execs to the surface for all to see... I think it is a great project and excellent opportunity for Fendi to show the world why we call it a "luxury" brand.
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