Have you checked out Turklyn Pazaar?

Turklyn Pazaar is my new baby. Having my own business is something that I have always wanted. I was just unsure of exactly what business I wanted. After my fathers passing, I felt like it was now or never. I realized how short life was and there was no more room for excuses. I wanted to stay connected to my heritage since my father left. I still wanted to feel like I belonged to the country I grew to love and feel identified by. So off to Istanbul I went… to get inspired and to meet my connections. Now, here in L.A., I design my pieces and have them handcrafted by Turkish artisans in Istanbul. Some pieces are one of a kind, made with real beautiful gemstones cut into unique shapes. While others are hammered out and plated with bright, shiny, Turkish gold that looks great on a summer tan. The bags are vintage and are also one of a kind. They are made from kilim that dates back to over 60 + years with genuine leather. If you have some time, please come by and check out the site. I would love to share with you my creations and my love for Turkey! www.turklynpazaar.com

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Istanbul | Turkey

kilim | Inspiration
kilim | Inspiration

The Salep Bangle
The Salep Bangle

Byzantine Bag
Byzantine Bag

Green Iranian Turquoise
Green Iranian Turquoise

Le Turk
Le Turk

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The journey continues to Cinque Terre | Italy

CInque Terre was by far my most favorite city in Italy. It has 5 small villages within reach. One can walk or take a train to any or all 5 of the villages. My girlfriend and I stayed in Monterosso, it has the most action. The landscape is mountainous filled with luscious greenery and the sea of course is to die for. And don’t get me started about the food… because I won’t be able to stop!

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vernazza | Italy

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Cuz sometimes you have to dance the pasta off with your fellow italians ||

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sweating it out \\

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I’m no ones princess anymore…

May 24th, 2014 was the day my life changed forever. I was woken up at 5:00 am by a stranger to tell me that my favorite person in the world had passed away. No, it couldn’t be. It wasn’t real. It was a bad dream… Still is.
People tell you things will never be the same, and that it does get easier. You try to imagine what that’s like, try to understand what they are explaining to you, but you really don’t. I now truly understand what that feeling is to loose someone you can’t imagine living without. And let me tell you, I don’t like it! Now I am here in his country which use to be my home, which use to be my favorite place in the world. But now it feels like a strange place. A place that I no longer belong in.
He was my beacon, my world, the person I turned to, the person I looked up to. He comforted me, fed me knowledge, helped me when times were tough. He was brilliant, philosophical, a problem solver, he had a huge heart, and put others needs before his… He was and always will be my father. I LOVE YOU BABACIM, YOU WILL LIVE IN ME FOREVER! ❤️❤️❤️

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