31 October 2012

Wednesday's Tops

Hello fellow creatures, happy creepy Halloween to all. Today is not my best day I'm afraid; I woke up late, I was slightly late to work, I have a headache and I don't feel like doing anything fun - or anything at all.

So I'm posting a wishlist for this week's Weekly Tops and sharing the nice things I've laid my eyes on.

 
1.  Ernest Hemingway - The Collected Stories from Everyman's Library

This is the finest edition I have yet seen. It has everything in it; the cover and the paper quality is dreamy and it's Hemingway. No explanation needed.

2. Classic Sheffield by Daniel Wellington

I have so many doubts about this watch because I cannot decide between this and the Classic St. Andrews. I have a feeling that the brown band will go better with my skin and my general closet but the black is always the new black and it's a classic in every way. I'll go with the rose gold with black and silver with brown. maybe I'll buy both and prove that I cannot possibly make a choice between two perfect watches.

3. Duffle Coats

These remind me of my childhood coats and I love them to bits. They are casual yet chic and not sloppy but comfortable. I don't like being too fancy on a regular day - I feel self conscious and I feel like I'm trying too hard; because I am rarely fancy enough to pull off a fancy outfit. I am much better off in casual and cozy clothes. This Burberry one I particularly love; but unless any of you decide to give me a late birthday present, it's off my table.

4. Leather Oxfords/Brogues for autumn

My feet are not the easiest to find the perfect shoes for. I am broad-footed, I have high arches and my shoe size is something between 5 - 5.5 (38-39) which makes it not so much fun to shop for shoes. I also cannot wear very flat shoes due to my arches since they start to ache instantly. So I need the perfect leather shoes for rainy yet not freezing days of autumn and I hope to find them soon. Sigh. This pair is from Dorothy Perkins and nowhere near being comfortable enough for me. But they are pretty.

5. A one-way ticket to London or Oxford

Okay, this is not exactly an item. But I miss London more than I miss home in most occasions and I am actually hurting when I see the photos of my most beloved city. It's been almost a year since I last stepped foot in London and the more I write about it, the more I miss it, so I will stop. Could someone nice enough offer me a job there, pretty please?


What do you wish for nowadays? 


xx

27 October 2012

Moscow Scenes: Soviet Spirit

When I was in Moscow, I ran into a very rare thing and it charmed and moved me in many ways. A group of old Communists who still carry the Soviet sprit in their hearts were walking to the Red Square to visit Lenin's mausoleum. I took photos and later had a few words with them. You may wonder how we managed to talk when they can't speak neither English nor Turkish and I can't speak Russian to save my life. I wish I could tell you how but we managed. They were the sweetest people and it's a memory to last a lifetime.

Hope you enjoy.

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And afterwards, we went to Home Sweet Home Cafe and had the best lemon pie in the world. Lovely place and the staff knows English - which means a corner of heaven in Moscow.

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Aaaaand I am finally done with photos of Russia. I will be back to my regular randomness and hopefully start taking photos again because I was being lazy knowing I still had plenty of photos to share. I'm off to do some shopping. Have a lovely weekend.

PS: Some might notice the change of banner and side links. This was because Blogger decided to kill my old ones and put ugly black signs instead. I have no idea what happened but I replaced them with new ones. Hope you like! x

24 October 2012

Moscow Scenes (3) and a Birthday

I am officially 24 today, oops! The weather is beautifully rainy, I have lovely gifts from lovely people and lots of birthday messages that make me grin like Joker.

Continuing with the Moscow photos and hoping today will be a nice memory for me. October 24th for the 24th birthday rocks.

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This place was behind a museum and it sells old books as well as the vintage Soviet illustrations and campaign posters and advertisements. Divine.

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Perlove Tea House is a must-see. The story of Moscow tea originated right from this special tea house located in Myasnitskaya street. It has been selling tea for 120 years and its probably my favorite tea house ever. It was forbidden to take photos inside but the authentic  Chinese decoration and a fantastic selection of chinas are waiting for you. Don't miss it. 

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Have a lovely week! xx

14 October 2012

Moscow Scenes - 2

Happy Sunday everyone. I'm happy since I slept well and was able to wake up at 9 am and complete editing the rest of Moscow photos. Last night we went to a symphony orchestra concert  and Guy Braunstein was absolutely wonderful - what a sweet man. (The saturday night concerts are about to become a tradition so I'll try to take some photos next time.) Anyways, continuing with more Moscow photos, hope you enjoy.

Have a great day and try not to think that it's Monday tomorrow.

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