We had a blast at SOLstreet pop-up market last week

We had a blast at SOLstreet pop-up market last week

Last Saturday we had a blast wile making new friends at SOLstreet pop-up market. Katherine from katherine-laurel.com did a great job covering the event and made a fantastic blog post about it. Read more...
May 26, 2017 — Derya Aguday Merakos
Oya, a secret language for the women of Anatolia

Oya, a secret language for the women of Anatolia

Anatolia’s thousand and one species of plants and gaily colored flowers are reborn in the imagination and inner eye of its women. The history of the decorative edging known in Europe as "Turkish lace" is thought to date back as far as the 8th century B.C. to the Phrygians of Anatolia. Read more...
March 05, 2017 — Derya Aguday Merakos
How to care for your Turkish towels

How to care for your Turkish towels

The definitive guide to caring for your Turkish towel. Read on...
February 04, 2017 — Derya Aguday Merakos
Baths and bathing culture in Turkey: The hammam

Baths and bathing culture in Turkey: The hammam

Although today we think of bathing as a private activity, the public bath, or hammam, was a vital social institution in any Middle Eastern city for centuries before the advent of modern plumbing. Hammams played a central role in promoting hygiene and public health, but they also served as meeting places where people could relax and socialize. Read more...
February 03, 2017 — Derya Aguday Merakos