Ayurveda meets Bollywood
The new Indian Cultural Center offers much from the land of delights: Trained instructors lead Bollywood dancing, astrology, music, yoga, ayurveda and meditation. A new vegetarian restaurant and cooking classes offers light at the end of Turkey's narrow international food passage. Drop in - a warm, near intoxicating experience awaits. ICC, Istiklal Cad. No.88, Rumeli Han C Blok, Kat.1, Taksim / (0212) 252 77 19 indian cultural center | hint kulturu merkezi
Eco-chic gives back
Oeuf's Knitwear's elegant pieces are hand-knit in Bolivia, where the work helps the knitters and their families and allows children to attend school. The entire collection is made of 100% Alpaca, a breathable fiber with an insulating nature. Sold at Treehouse, a one-of-a-kind shop selling deluxe world-friendly imports. It's worth a trip. / Göktürk Belediye Caddesi / Kemerburgaz (0212) 322 61 90
Homegrown charcuterie expands
Turkey's first specialty gourmet market opened its fourth shop in Astoria shopping center earlier this year. Sample anything from the wine cellar or charcuterie, or take a tour of cheeses and other goods from around the world. Shops are also located in Etiler and Kozyatagi