Istanbul

Mama Shelter, The Sequel

March 18, 2013 • IstanbulLyonMarseilleParisTravel

i’ve blogged about mama shelter before – back when they only had one location, in paris. i really loved the experience of staying there, as it had such a quirky look and cozy feel. so last year i was very happy to learn about their marseille location, which they opened in the spring. marseille has always been a city i’d been intrigued by, and now that it is european capital of culture for 2013, i can’t wait to check it out.


and apparently the small boutique chain is on a roll, because in a couple of weeks time i discovered they not only opened a hotel in instanbul, but they are about to open one in lyon, too. i have had a bad first experience with istanbul, so i sort of needed a reason or extra motivation to ever go there again to give it a proper second chance. a mama shelter might just be it. though i think the lyon one will be first in line – as it’s only a little over an hour’s drive from geneva. i’ve heard lots of good things about lyon’s foodie scene, and now with the perfect hotel in town lyon has definitely secured a top place on my wish list.


Fashion Travels

February 13, 2012 • IstanbulTravel

i was invited by the turkish embassy in brussels to attend istanbul fashion week – and i honestly didn’t know quite what to expect. there weren’t any turkish fashion designers on my radar yet, and i hadn’t been to turkey at all. it turned out to be a few days filled with friendly people, organisational chaos, interesting young creatives, and gooooood coffee. here are my first impressions of my trip last week, and i can’t wait to tell you more about a few cool designers i discovered.

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my name is stephanie duval, and i am a storyteller. this blog is where i share my favorite stories about design, travel, fashion and the nice things in life.

 

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