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Sense Appeal – Toronto Canada

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Sense Appeal Coffee Roasters

(1) 416 203 0023
6 Spadina Ave,
Toronto, Canada

www.senseappeal.ca

OPEN HOURS:
7:30  – 18:00      Mon – Fri
9:00  – 17:00      Sat – Sun
Bar far the best coffee we found in Toronto – happily complimented with amazing pastries and a perfect baklava.  The croissants are perfect due to obvious top-notch baking skills combined with high-end (mostly organic) ingredients.  A winning combination every time.
Delicious daily planed lunch menus round out a lovely location.  These tasty lunches sell out early in the afternoon – so don’t dawdle!
Note that the the entrance is not obvious as you go through the lobby of an office building.  Keep an eye out for the window display.
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Type Books – Toronto, Canada

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Type Books

(1) 416 487 8973
883 Queen Street West
Toronto, Canada

www.typebooks.ca

OPEN HOURS:
10:00  –  18:00  Monday -Saturday
11:00  –  18:00  Sunday

This lovely little bookstore has a great selection, with a specialty on international design magazines.

What really stands out is there amazing window installations of paper.  Type also hosts a basement gallery with word and letter based art-pieces.

 

They have a second location on Spadina, which we did not visit.

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Yerebatan Sarnici – Istanbul, Turkey

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Yerebatan Sarnici

90 212 522 1259
Alemdar Mh., Şeftali Sk No:6,
Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

www.yerebatan.com

OPEN HOURS:
9:00 – 17:30 Daily

Built by Constantine and enlarged to its present form by Justinian, Yerebatan Sarnici is the largest of several hundred ancient underground cisterns.   Created to irrigate the gardens of Constantinople and the Byzantine Palaces, it has the capacity to store 100,000 tons (23,965,000) gallons of water

The different styles of the columns suggests them to have been recycled from the ruins of older buildings brought to Constantinople from various parts of the empire.

Yerebatan Sarnici was forgotten for centuries.  It was re-discovered in 1545 by Petrus Gyllius, a french topographer, sent to Constantinople by King Francis I with a mission to find ancient manuscripts.

It is fun to note that this forest of columns and brick vaults was featured in the Bond film “From Russia With Love.

The entrance is next to the Tourism Police station and is fairly nondescript.  We recomend you bring your own music and headphones.  The site is fantastic, but the tourist chatter that reverberates down the halls can take away the magic.

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Spice Bazaar – Istanbul, Turkey

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Mısır Çarşısı

90 212 513 6597
Rüstem Paşa Mahallesi,
34116, Istanbul, Turkey

www.misircarsisi.org

OPEN HOURS:
8:00 – 19:30 Daily

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Tucked behind the Yeni Mosque – adjacent to the Flower Market – one can discover the destination for plants, seeds, spices and birds  You find yourself in one of the oldest covered bazaars in Istanbul; known as the Egyptian or Spice Bazaar.  It was founded by the mother of Sultan Murat III, with the intention of creating some monetary assistance for the Yeni (New) Mosque during its construction and to help in it’s upkeep.

The Egyptian bazaar is well known for it’s natural medicines, spices, custom flower essences and traditional Turkish sweets. This was by far our favorite bazaar in Istanbul.  Filled with beautiful stores; some very old and some very new all overflowing with ceramics, textiles, chess sets, beans & baubles.

A good tip for purchasing spices is to ask for vacuum packing. Most of the shops offer this service and you are sure to keep your powders dry and full of flavour on your journeys.

A special spot was the Cennet Turkish Paradise 48.  There you can peruse lovely jewelry and embroidered textiles

Friendly note: Unless you really need to kill the curiosity or have need for cheap asian imports, don’t bother shopping to the Grand Bazaar.

 

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Yunhong Chopsticks – New York, NY

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Yunhong Chopsticks

(1) 212 566 8828
50 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013

www.happychopsticks.com

OPEN HOURS:
10:30 am – 9:00pm  Daily

In the Heart of New York City’s China Town, one might not be surprised to find a Chopstick’s boutique. This is for good reason, as Yunhong Chopsticks is filled with over 200 different styles of the ancient utensil. Yunhong Chopsticks is a well known Chinese franchise, and this is the first outlet in the US.

The chopsticks are crafted from materials as wide spread as ebony, silver, bamboo, ox horn,  Stainless steel, bone, mahogany, mother of pearl, and even plastic! The very special chopsticks can be purchase as single pairs, while others come in special gift boxes.  There are many lines that include special editions such as hand-painted representations of the Chinese calendar or inscribed with Chinese poetry.  Of course the boutique also carries small bowls and chopsticks stands.

If you are in the neighborhood, Yunhong makes a great quick stop to marvel at the myriad of colors, styles and designs available.

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