- What’s On
This excellent little antiques shop is on Zafer Sokağı, the narrow, calmer street running parallel to Valikonağı Caddesi. The owner, Berna Bayındır, has an excellent eye and her shop is always full of interesting furniture and affordable, well chosen objets d’art. You can find everything from elegant mirrors to 19th-century chandeliers, to mother-of-pearl-inlaid furniture, to French fin-de-siecle porcelain and interesting drawings.
Dolmabahçe and Nişantaşi A fairytale waterside palace, shopping heaven for label queens and the Linden Pavilion, a rural Baroque pearl in Arcadia
Beşiktaş and Ortaköy A trio of founding fathers, mettlesome football fans, polemic in the park, Yildiz Palace, and Ortaköy, the grand finale