Istanbul, Turkey
Göze, 29
Digital marketer & Blogger
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a bit about Göze

What do you do and why do you do it?

I have always been interested in marketing, fashion, art and cultures. Besides that, I am in love with painting and theatre. I write my life style & fashion blog since 2014 ( I've been co-working with various brands as a blogger, such as Armani, Benetton, Paul Frank, Deichmann etc. Blogs inspire me, gives me such motivation to create and share new things. Now, i do work at Hillside Leisure Group as a digital marketer, running social media on behalf of group brands, Hillside Beach Club & Sports Clubs, Sanda Spa and Cinecity Cinemas. I also run my own personal brand and

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

How deep is your love? - Calvin Harris, You Remain - Kungs, Smooth Operator - Sade, This Love - Maroon 5, Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande, Love - Rosey.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Sex and the City, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Name some spots in Istanbul that are good for a Tinder date.

Karaköy, Bebek Area, Etiler, Cihangir; Lucca, Misk, La Petite Maison.

Who’s your hero and where in Istanbul would you take them out for a serious hang?

First i can show them around Nişantaşı; place can be like a la petisserie lune, than i would take them to Bebek have some lunch at Lucca; than go back to Arnavutköy for cool cocktails Any or Alexandra Cocktail Bar.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Ohh that's a hard and good questions for me :) Especially if you are a fashion blogger you must know every area that kind of trend clothes. I would prefer to go to Nişantaşı Area for shopping. There is cool and expensive shopping stores like a Shopigo. Than i would like to visit Levent Area there a big shopping malls like a Kanyon, Metrocity and Ozdilek. And Taksim area of course. There is Terkes Passage where you can buy cool and cheap clothes.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Ortaköy, Bebek, Arnavutköy.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Shopping, Eating, Dancing, Taking Photo and Exploring..

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Istanbul and where did you get it?

It was in Lucca i guessed. Ofcourse so many places that you can have much extreme but they have a good taste.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Istanbul that you particularly like?

Yes there is at Taksim area some and also Cihangir.. Like a Kulhanbeyi. And the newest one is located at Emirgan. It's name is Pizza Emirgan.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Istanbul? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

The most expensive restaurant is Nusret and Alancha i guessed. Most expensive spa is Sanda SPA, and the hotel is Hotel Les Ottomans.

What restaurant in Istanbul looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Maybe Cooklife Balad and Bebek Mangerie.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Istanbul? Which one do you like?

5 Cocktails And More, Alexandra Cocktail Bar, Efendi Topagaci.

Where would you take your partner in Istanbul if you wanted to really pamper them?

I guessed Lucca would be the nice place.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

There is some special Turkish Mezes. My favorites are: Kısır, Cig Kofte, Mucver, Zeyntinyagli Dolma, Humus.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Istanbul?


What’s the one place you think is underrated in Istanbul?

Cooklife Balad & Bebek Mangerie.

What are the Istanbul spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Must see bosphorus area such a Ortaköy, Kuruçeşme, Arnavutköy, Bebek. Or even Kanlıca, Moda, Kadıköy. Nişantaşı area, Cihangir and Karaköy.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Istanbul. How do you spend it?

In the morning i would go to Bebek Mangerie for breakfast, than Istinye Park some last shopping and than Sanda SPA for relaxing. Even some nice viewed pools can be nice like a Hillside İstinye Park's Pool. or Swiss Hotel Istanbul's Roof Pools. Than eat Launch at House Cafe in Ortaköy. And get some little shopping around there. And for night i would prefer to go to Nişantaşı clubs like a Klein.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

It's London and Shoreditch. Cuz there is a lot of place that you can get inspires. Every location has their own unique style and identity. And of course the art!!!

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