SPOT: His passion for people with striking outfits and effortless grace turned into a full-time occupation and brought him as far as New York, Milan and Paris already, but today we want to know all about Emircan Soksan’s Istanbul favorites.
Best neighborhood to live in Istanbul?
Kalamış on the Asian side, Emirgan on the European side.
Best bar or club?
For a casual night out with friends: Geyik in Cihangir or Alex’in Yeri in Asmalı Mescit, for special occasion Mikla on top of Marmara Pera Hotel. For dancing the night away, the best clubs are Indigo and Gizli Bahçe.
What’s your favorite place when hungover?
Wherever i can have the best homemade burger! Nowadays my favorites are Dün in Moda and Burger Lab in Karaköy.
One of the gallery that always inspires me is Arter in Beyoğlu. A recent favorite is newly opened The Pill in Balat.
Favorite local artist or designer:
Candaş Şişman, who does incredible installations, mapping and video projects, and Refik Anadol, who does a lot of multi-media site-specific art.
Best view point?
Public spot: The campus of Bosphorus University from where you can overlook the northern shores of the Bosphorus. And Topaz Restaurant in Beyoğlu offers insanely beautiful views on the Bosphorus Bridge and Üsküdar over on the Asian side.
What do you miss most about Istanbul when you’re traveling?
The variety of delicious food and the city skyline.
Follow Emircan on Instagram @emircansoksan or check out his blog at www.emircansoksan.net
All images courtesy of Emircan Soksan.