Sunday, May 28, 2006


Brunch and Browsing

We enjoyed a leisurely Sunday brunch (orange brioche French toast, mmm!) at Marquet on lower Fifth Avenue with Anastasia’s former employer, literary agent Olga Wieser, near Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park – once the haunt of former literary resident Henry James, as well as film director Stanley Kubrick, who used to play chess in the park.

Moseying uptown to pack our bags, we stopped in at ABC Carpets, the Chelsea flea market emporium of bohemian chic home furnishings. After admiring the Suzani-upholstered chaise longues, (and deciding we could make our own back in Istanbul!) we met Halil Erdem, the Fenerbahce taraftar from Thracian Luleburguaz married to an American, and his carpet-selling Turkish colleagues Volkan and Aydin, from Kas.

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