Dining and Entertainment When in Turkey on Honeymoon

Dining and Entertainment when in Turkey

Turkish cuisine consists of the finest and most renowned delicacies in the world. The weather guarantees a steady supply of fresh produce, and this, mixed with the locals’ love of coffee and a good time, give the cuisine its distinctive edge.

Traditional Turkish Delights

Just about everyone is familiar with Turkey’s renowned kebabs, but there are other foods waiting to entice you as well. Available in almost every restaurant is meze, a range of small bite sized appetizers that combine cheeses, fruits and stuffed vegetables. The perfect accompaniment to this is the local alcoholic drink called Raki. It is a spirit flavored with anise, and is clear in appearance. Much is made of mealtime in Turkey, and you will be delighted to find local specialties as well as familiar favorites when it’s time to dine.

Calling All Shoppers

Shoppers in Turkey will enjoy a wide range of merchandise to tempt every pocketbook. Leather goods, jewelry, copper and ceramic goods as well as the traditional carpets and kilims are everywhere. Many shopping venues have flexible hours, and in the summer months stay open late, so that tourists can shop in the cooler climes of the evening. Remember to haggle when you visit the local open air stalls or souvenir shops. Turkish vendors will expect you to negotiate a bit for the price, and will actually be disappointed if you pay the asking price right away!

Turkish Nightlife

Turkish nightlife is quite low-key. Local citizens are content to enjoy a traditional meal at home with the family or dine out at a restaurant. If you are looking to dance the night away, you would be best advised to explore what the large resorts have to offer. The coastal villages consider a walk along the shore, and window shopping, their version of nightlife, so if you are looking for something wilder, you will have to seek it out at the restaurants, shops and bars of the bigger resorts.

What Else to Do when You Visit Turkey

Aquatic pursuits such as canoeing, jet skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing are offered near the top tourist spots and resorts. If you prefer to explore beneath the sea, Turkey has excellent waters for snorkeling and diving for both the expert and the beginner. Trekking the mountains and countryside have become popular ways to see the sites and there is a plethora of historic sites, museums and art galleries scattered across the country to explore.

Believing in Your Art and Yourself

You became an artist because you have a gift to share. Innately, you know that to be true whether anyone else does or not. Look around the room and see your work. Can you remember the reasons that you made the various pieces that are right in front of your eyes? Each person’s reason is different for why they create. Some do it when they are happy. Others create when they are sad. For some people, it is a combination of both.

We are each born with emotions and those feelings have to go somewhere. For an artist, they go onto a canvas to be seen and processed by others. So, think about your craft. Is it not unbelievable? How many other people do you know in your family or close group of friends that are that aligned with their own creative journey and hitching their natural-born talents to it?

Artists are dreamers and imagineers with all of life to paint. They put into pictures what other people can only put into words. You have a gift. Do not ever minimize it, apologize for it, or compromise it to please someone else. It is there to be cultivated and appreciated, not only by you, but also by others who connect with your inner dreams and feel the emotions wielded at them through the mediums you choose because they suit you best.

If you have decided to stop creating new work, there may be more to your decision than you are aware. Many artists become stymied because of fear of how others will respond to their art. If you have encountered that dilemma, let me assure you that most people are in awe when they come in contact with someone who has an artistic gift. At the moment that they see your art, if people do not buy it, that does not mean that they do not admire it. It could mean that they simply do not have the means to make a purchase at that time. Just keep doing what you are doing and eventually, you will find your niche.

Even if you hold a different job, but work on your art part-time, do not entertain the thought of giving up on your talent. If you have not received the recognition you thought you would gain by this time, do not let the delays dissuade you. If you put that canvas down too soon, you will never know if that was the path you were supposed to go on from the beginning. Give yourself time. Improve your skills. Reach out to others who could help you with a viable way to market your work. If you approach your craft with a positive attitude, you could come in contact with more people than you ever imagined and make that dream of yours come true.

Tips to Purchase Great Art and Discover New Artists

The world of painting, drawing and sculpting has many followers but those who live or holiday in the Hamptons have a great art fair to look forward to each year. Art fairs per se are popular events but this one attracts the rich and famous alike.

In 2009 this event attracted many thousands of visitors from all over the country, with the emphasis on those who holiday in the vicinity. Of course, these events also generate sales which are what the general idea is, but the amount of sales broke all records. Even after event sales topped the millions and artists and buyers alike benefited greatly from the event.

Of course, the famous always come to the Hamptons for the summer months, but having this form of ‘entertainment’ means that many become experts at choosing up and coming artists before they have made it into the big time. This lucrative event puts aspiring artists and patrons in the same exciting venue but in a relaxed and museum like atmosphere.

In 2009 the space made available from the previous year expanded by about thirty per cent, such was the demand. But in 2010 the space is to be made yet bigger.

The Lift area is where individual artists have their own booths to showcase their own particular pieces. This gives each individual artist the opportunity to meet and greet patrons and really communicate his ideas to the general public. Patrons too like the idea of being able to chat to the artist direct before deciding on which piece to purchase. Commissions have also come out of this kind of event which is great for the artist because they get to sell more or their work, and great for the patron because they know that their piece will be absolutely unique.

It is not only paintings that are on offer at this kind of event either. Sculptures and photography, as well as works on paper and world class glass pieces all gathered in one place means that the purchaser has a world of pieces to choose from. The more affluent collector will be able to buy up several pieces from a particular artist at the same time which may not be possible at other events.

One other great aspect to this event is also that artists from all over the world gather here giving the attendees ample chance to choose what they will from diverse talents. This is probably not available in this scope anywhere else in America today. Indeed, over the weekend that this event takes place, the population reaches more than three hundred thousand people which demonstrate some idea of how popular the event is becoming.

This event is run by many professionals who have done their best to bring the talent from around the world to this one weekend event. They also back the artists and attendees alike by bringing together like minded people to benefit from each other. Staging this kind of event is not easy, but it is obvious that the event will carry on for years to come.