Author: Chasing Wonders

Spago @ The St. Regis Istanbul

Hello luxury lovers! World-famous Chef Wolfgang Puck‘s iconic restaurant Spago is in Istanbul now! Being located in St. Regis Istanbul‘s terrace, Spago is likely to become our new favorite! We loved their delicious food, friendly staff, amazing view and hearty ambiance. Now it’s your turn to find out and while finding out do check our Instagram for photos and do share your thoughts with us! Bon appetite! Advertisements

Free the Chicken on Valentine’s Day

First of all, a little disclosure: Since last year, our experiences and what we’ve heard from our friends told us one common thing. That is, the food and service of the restaurant is mediocre contrary to what has been expected.  After experiencing two discontent visits, we set our mind on not going to Jamie’s Italian again…Until Zomato invited us to an amazing event.  We want to thank the Zomato and Jamie’s Italian staff and would like to talk about this young and dynamic group of people who repaired the bad reputation and told us about the transformation of the restaurant.

Feeling like home in Rome

Every city has its own beauty. And in every city there is a place that makes you feel like home – happy, peaceful and calm. This city can either be Rome – daring to unravel all of its beauties in a very short time, or Milan – taking more time to discover but definitely worth the while.  Wherever this place may be, the fact stays the same. You walk with a map in hand, you turn a corner and you see “the” cafe, street, shop or a person that takes your breath away.

#JuicoExperience

The chaos of the city, work, school… Like everyone else, we get pretty tired trying to get through the day. Even though we try to be nice to our bodies and try to make healthier choices, it is almost impossible to avoid foods that we don’t even know the ingredients of.  And usually we gravitate towards snack food to spoil ourselves but in the meantime we upset our bodies. We have been feeling very worn out and exhausted lately and although we believe that our bodies can do self-cleaning, we decided to help our bodies, put an end to our current habits and make some changes.   This decision helped us meet Juico. The concept of Juice Cleanse has been gaining a lot of popularity internationally. And two businesswomen, Sedef and Deniz, have carried this trend to Turkey and helped us out in our experience.  We are sharing our 2-day Juico Urban experience for those who share our thoughts and who do not have any idea what cleanse is and are afraid to try.  Take a …

Germany: Christmas Markets, Heidelberg

Footsteps of 2015 can be hard by now. However, like many countries in Europe, Germany was also in the Christmas mood at the beginning of October.  Everyone was thinking about “Isn’t it too soon?”, but hello, Christmas is next week. 🙂 Probably the most joyful thing about Christmas time in Germany is Christmas markets! They start at the end of November every year until couple days before Christmas. They are my favorite! Reason to that is, you can feel the Christmas spirit exactly only in these markets besides being home with the family. Everywhere is full of lights and decorations, there are huge Christmas trees in every corner, little wooden cabins that sell chocolate, glühwein, crepes, sausages and lots of other things… All of these things are common in whole of the Germany in Christmas time, but since I am in Heidelberg, I have analyzed Heidelberger Christmas market a bit more for you.

Aperitivo Case, Milan

The word of “aperitivo” is derived from the Latin word “aperire”, meaning “to open”, and it stands for low alcohol beverages that are consumed before dinner. The history of aperitivo starts with Antonio Benedetto Carpano to produce modern Vermut in 1786 and thinking that it would be a more suitable drink for women then wine. This trend became very popular in Italy in 19th century, spread throughout all Europe at the end of the 19th century and then to America. And got its current shape with “happy hour”, the period of time in which Americans serve free/discounted snacks.