i love this website!!you will love it too

Thank you İnnes!

Let Emel be your guide

  • Last night I was happy to attend a book party for the kind of book I normally don’t like: a guide! But this was boring old Fodor’s or Lonely Planet. Instead these books were prepared by an artist and a true insider of two cities. Published by Jotun and entitled Emel loves Istanbul and Emel love Paris, I’m more than a little envious. Why? Because Emel Kurhan has proven again that no genre or idea is bad or irrelevant if approached with inspiration and style, something she has in an unlimited supply. These guides are really clever, and beautifully executed. Using her own snap shots and immaculately hand-written post-it notes, this artist and true insider has re-invented the guidebook for people like me who don’t want use guidebooks and would normally much prefer to just stumble around or find someone who looks smarter than me to show them around in order to avoid being stuck on a generic tour.
    If you’re in Istanbul, Emel’s doing a book signing tomorrow night, September 13, beginning at around 7 pm at Midnight Express in Nişantaşı as part of Istanbul’s Fashion’s Night Out. Don’t miss it. Istanbul loves Emel.


New shops in İstanbul

New shops in İstanbul where you can find my books
İstanbul modern /museum shop
Karınca Tünel and Kanyon 
Midnight express:Bebek and Nişantaşi

Karaca Arboretum

İf you ever pass by Yalova,you have to go to the Karaca Arboretum
a beatiful and peaceful spot
it's on Yalova-Termal highway 5 km away from the city center

Kumpir is having fun in the countryside


My Books are now available at Delicatessen

Mim Kemal Öke Cad. 19, İstanbul
T:0212 225 0604



Hello my friends
here's a list of the shops where you can purchase my 2 guides
the price is 40 TL and the money will go to different dog shelters

-Robinson bookstore :İstiklal Caddesi no195A Beyoğlu
and also at Salt Galata and Salt Beyoğlu

-Patika Bookstore:
Abdi İpekçi Caddesi,Milli Reasürans pasajı,43/57 G blok Teşvikiye

-Lastik pabuç:Camekan sokak no4 Galata Kuledibi

-Ruj:Tayyareci Suphi sokak no 1 Arnavutkoy

and soon...
-Midnight express:Nişantaşı and Bebek
-Blender:Nişantaşı and İstinye
-Delicatessen Nişantaşı


My books are finally out!!!

For the moment you can find my two city guides 
''Emel loves Paris'' and ''Emel loves İstanbul'' at Patika bookstore
more shops to come next week....

The 2 Guides are for sale together
the price for 2 books is 40TL
the money will be donated to different animal shelters 
they come with a ribbon(each has a different color)
only 2000 books has been printed and has been numbered by myself:)

Patika Bookstore
Abdi İpekçi Caddesi no 43-57 Milli Reasurans pasaji




Here's my new video(shot for my new books) made by the most creative video artist
Kaan Karacehennem and his fabulous crew Franz,Pinar and Murat!!
Thank you all for this lovely video



my İstanbul-Paris books are almost ready!


Cocktail time

My favorite cocktail İsfahan(rose petals,lychee,raspberry,vodka)at Müzedechanga



Delicious food in Syria/2010

Houmous with minced sudjuk
Fattayer with spinach(pastries)
Eggplant salad
Kremtum(not so good,kremtum:Garlic cream is more a Alep speciality)
Plate of baklavas!!
Turkish coffee(ahwa wasat=meaning with a little sugar)