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+ Going Grapey

+ Going Grapey

I found grapes, a green plant, one lemon, a clove of garlic, and some bacon bits. Add it to some pasta and one’s got a miracle. It’s a light hearted dish for an easy evening with a glass of something tangy and crisp.
+ Istanbul from Above

+ Istanbul from Above

Leaving the morning fog, we spend the day above the streets of Istanbul from rooftop terraces of restaurants and bars. Yeni Raki, glasses of wine, Turkish coffee. A Bossa nova DJ and conversation on the whimsical nature of “gabe-style” moving. Toss the keys in and walk out? I say drain the glass, walk out into...
+ A Sailing Culture

+ A Sailing Culture

Like the water, Istanbul never seems to end, stretching to the horizon. Here, Europe meets Asia and the sailboats skim across the glimmering Bosphorus Strait. Architecture of the city – centuries old, perhaps as old as the 7th century BCE – build up on top of each other, ultimately peaking with the gold tipped minarets...
+ Little Miss Sailor

+ Little Miss Sailor

This young one shot out of nowhere, dashing up onto the docks, intent on swinging her legs out over the water. Stripy shirt, a dark cardy, cuffed shorts, and red sneakers – she’s doesn’t even have to TRY sporting the look. With such a pervasive sailing culture, I suspect she even knows her way around...
+ Eurasian Lifestyle

+ Eurasian Lifestyle

There is perhaps nothing so sublime as a glass of wine at sunset by the water in the company of a dear friend. Would you disagree? We enter the garden at the luxurious THEHOUSE CAFÉ in Ortaköy and sit at the water’s edge. My former desire for Turkish coffee fades to that for a glass...
+ Eşarplar of Istanbul

+ Eşarplar of Istanbul

Even within structures of very specific dress regulations, these Turkish ladies in Istanbul express themselves in style with the patterning of their eşarplar.
Bavarians in the East

Bavarians in the East

Cow-print and whale-print!: We’ve located the Germans in Istanbul. I’ve been flown into the city to meet with the Öcher Safari team adventuring overland by car from Germany to Jordan in the Allgäu-Orient Rallye. Here’s a sneak peak but stay in touch with Mercedes-Benz for the full film-photo-written coverage in a couple of weeks to...
+ The Journeymen Style

+ The Journeymen Style

It’s a 7am flight. I queue up and wonder: What ever happened to the Golden Age of Travel? There was glory then in the journey itself, a celebrated experience answered by passengers with sartorial expressions. Airport halls, rail stations, and boat docks were the catwalks of the time. Journeymen understood that luggage, attire, comfort, and...
+ New Additions

+ New Additions

GabrielDesigns has made a couple of new addition to life. 1: Nikon D300s 2: Nikkor 85mm Dropping the professionalism briefly, I’m doing a DANCE suckaaaaaaz!!!
+ VOIX: Coeur Noir

+ VOIX: Coeur Noir

“A printer’s blood is black as ink” claims Konstantin with a devilish grin. I’m instantly captured by the poetry laced through macabre words. Meet Konstantin Grab and Alex Kasavin – the pitch black attired duo of letterpress and specialty printery COEUR NOIR and secret romantics at heart. A walk through their workshop is a step...
+ Haberdashers

+ Haberdashers

Haberdasher (noun) \ˈha-bə(r)-ˌda-shər\ – a dealer in men’s clothing and accessories Over a year ago, I chanced across a posting on Trashness of a Drakes paired with an Ascot Chang. I’ve been on the hunt since for a paisley piece. Though the chase is still on, the search along with random doses of migratory plane...
+ VOIX: Workhorse Printmakers

+ VOIX: Workhorse Printmakers

Jason at Reserve Supply Company suggested I pop up the road to investigate his friends at WORKHORSE PRINTMAKERS. Taking his good natured advice, I make the trek on sidewalks that have rarely seen soles, and surprise!, John and Jennifer turn out to be ex-New Yorkers. And when ex-New Yorkers meet, they contagiously reminisce about their...