Istancool International Festival of Culture in Istanbul, Turkey

Istancool: another Turkish delight

As if a waterfront city that straddles two continents and brings together historic architecture, exotic dining and sensual spas needed more enticements, Istanbul has recently…

We ask the questions: Nanette Lepore Q&A

Fashion designer Nanette Lepore is known for her opulent fabrics and flirty, feminine silhouettes. At the tender age of nine, this dedicated fashionista was already outfitting her neighbours…

Hotel of the week: A’jia Hotel

Last night, Mrs Smith dreamed of spices and sultans, of honeyed pastries and perfumed harems, of hammams, baklava and Byzantine domes. In obedience to her…