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Our trip to Turkey didn’t start off great.  Our flight was cancelled and we ended up spending our first night in Newark, NJ (not exactly my idea of a great vacation!).  Long story short, we arrived to Istanbul three days behind schedule (and without my husband’s bag) and had to cancel our travels to Cappadocia and Turkbuku.  This meant forging relaxation on the beach and charted gulets (insert sad face).  We decided to stay put in Istanbul and make the best of it!  We continued to have a great time despite a boating accident AND a separate trip to the emergency room!  I can highly recommend the American Hospital … we were in and out in 1 HOUR for less then $150 and a goody bag with our x-rays :-)
I immediately fell in love with Istanbul … the food, the people, the culture and the history!  I was also, of course,  on the hunt for special jewelry.  I conquered the bazaar on my own and stumbled upon some great pieces.  I always try and find people who I really connect with to purchase jewelry from and was not disappointed this time.  I found two men who made pieces for me while I was in Istanbul and wanted to introduce you to one.
Tayyar’s shop was in a corner that was very difficult to find.  There was a young man standing outside who caught my attention because he reminded me of my brother.  I went in to check out the lovely pieces, but was more struck by what nice people they were.  Tayyar is a WHIZ on e-mail and has already created more pieces for me that I am about to feature on the website.  Stay tuned!

Our trip to Turkey didn’t start off great.  Our flight was cancelled and we ended up spending our first night in Newark, NJ (not exactly my idea of a great vacation!).  Long story short, we arrived to Istanbul three days behind schedule (and without my husband’s bag) and had to cancel our travels to Cappadocia and Turkbuku.  This meant forging relaxation on the beach and charted gulets (insert sad face).  We decided to stay put in Istanbul and make the best of it!  We continued to have a great time despite a boating accident AND a separate trip to the emergency room!  I can highly recommend the American Hospital … we were in and out in 1 HOUR for less then $150 and a goody bag with our x-rays :-)

I immediately fell in love with Istanbul … the food, the people, the culture and the history!  I was also, of course,  on the hunt for special jewelry.  I conquered the bazaar on my own and stumbled upon some great pieces.  I always try and find people who I really connect with to purchase jewelry from and was not disappointed this time.  I found two men who made pieces for me while I was in Istanbul and wanted to introduce you to one.

Tayyar’s shop was in a corner that was very difficult to find.  There was a young man standing outside who caught my attention because he reminded me of my brother.  I went in to check out the lovely pieces, but was more struck by what nice people they were.  Tayyar is a WHIZ on e-mail and has already created more pieces for me that I am about to feature on the website.  Stay tuned!

We LOVE our new product in from Turkey!  We met a great friend there who worked to design some pieces for us and the best part, he made little Trunkation logos that are on the necklaces and bracelets!

These items are not even on the website yet, so if you are interested please just e-mail! 

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Visit us tomorrow (Thursday) at the New York Junior League’s annual Golden Tree!  Please visit the NYJL website for additional information!

Visit us tomorrow (Thursday) at the New York Junior League’s annual Golden Tree!  Please visit the NYJL website for additional information!

Hope you can join us tomorrow night in Greenwich!

Hope you can join us tomorrow night in Greenwich!

This little baby was born just before we arrived at the Branson Foundation in the Atlas Mountains.  They named her Heidi in my honor :-) 

Our trip to Kasbah Tamadot was one to remember forever, but one of our favorite parts was the wonderful foundation and the incredible staff.  We cannot wait to go back soon! 

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One of our favorite finds … a vintage lapis necklace from Morocco!

One of our favorite finds … a vintage lapis necklace from Morocco!

Just back from Turkey!  We found the most amazing jewelry and cannot wait to share with you all!  Turkey is such a special place and the people are so lovely … look forward to going back very soon!

Just back from Turkey!  We found the most amazing jewelry and cannot wait to share with you all!  Turkey is such a special place and the people are so lovely … look forward to going back very soon!

Venturing through the Marrakech souks with our super cool guide, Moustafa!

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