Festive Films

It’s that time of the year when nostalgia sets in and certain films bring you back in time in the best of ways. Here are our Top 10 Holiday films presented with a twist – think scenes with robes, PJs, beds and all things ILINKA Collection related…

A Christmas Story A Christmas Story
Miracle on 34th Street Miracle on 34th Street
Bing Crosby's White Christmas Bing Crosby's White Christmas
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It's a Wonderful Life It's a Wonderful Life
How the Grinch Stole Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Mickey's Christmas Carol Mickey's Christmas Carol
Home Alone Home Alone
Home Alone Home Alone
The Family Man The Family Man
The Holiday The Holiday

Wish List

What to wish for this holiday season?! There are a few things we are in love with and for those who need last minute gift ideas this may be the answer. We’ve been longtime members of Not Another Bill [a monthly gifting service that collaborates with cool designers and brands to create one-of-a-kind products sent directly to your doorstep] and love the idea of their holiday hampers full of goodies! J.Crew flannel PJs are the best. Anything from Madeline Weinrib we adore, especially these gorgeous ikat lacquer boxes. A few goodies from L’Objet, Celine, Diptyque, Joshua Sanders and of course ILINKA Collection. Books of the moment. And we did not forget the men with classic embroidered nautical flag initial ties from NAVIO. Behold, the ILINKA Collection 2014 Holiday Wish List:

 

Anya Hindmarch Letter Stickers Anya Hindmarch Letter Stickers
J.Crew Flannel PJs J.Crew Flannel PJs
Madeline Weinrib Ikat Lacquer Box Madeline Weinrib Ikat Lacquer Box
The Best of Flair The Best of Flair
L'Objet Lapis Vase L'Objet Lapis Vase
Valentino: At the Emperor's Table Valentino: At the Emperor's Table
A Frame for Life by Isle Crawford A Frame for Life by Isle Crawford
Celine Spring 2015 Necklace Celine Spring 2015 Necklace
Not Another Bill Holiday Hamper Not Another Bill Holiday Hamper
ILINKA Collection Beach Towels ILINKA Collection Beach Towels
Diptyque Paysage Photophore Diptyque Paysage Photophore
Dempsey & Carroll Summer Collection Dempsey & Carroll Summer Collection
Joshua Sanders Slip-On Sneakers Joshua Sanders Slip-On Sneakers
NAVIO bespoke ties NAVIO bespoke ties

Wrap it Up

Finding the perfect holiday gift is challenging enough, but then deciding what to wrap it in is equally as important. At ILINKA Collection we know its all in the details and offer beautiful gift boxes specially made in Spain for our products (see below!). The question we came across is what to wrap our other gifts in this holiday season?!  On a mission, we discovered our latest paper obsession – Norman’s Printery – who have an amazing selection of wrapping paper options from beach scenes to galaxy print. Mr. Boddington’s Studio and Paper & Cloth Design Studio offer festive prints on wrapping paper that are playful and add a pop of colour. Papermash, Meri Meri and Paperchase all have some cool additions for your wrapping design too…

ILINKA Collection Wrap
Kelly Wearstler - similar paper at Norman's Printery Kelly Wearstler - similar paper at Norman's Printery
Papermash Luggage Gift Tags Papermash Luggage Gift Tags
Ace Hotel Gift Wrap Ace Hotel Gift Wrap
Norman's Printery Gold Dot Paper Norman's Printery Gold Dot Paper
Ferme A Papier Card Ferme A Papier Card
Paperchase Pom Pom Gift Tags Paperchase Pom Pom Gift Tags
Mr. Boddington's Studio Wrapping Paper Mr. Boddington's Studio Wrapping Paper
Petra Boase Neon Mix Gift Tags Petra Boase Neon Mix Gift Tags
Paper & Cloth Design Studio Paper Paper & Cloth Design Studio Paper
Meri Meri Alphabet Stickers Meri Meri Alphabet Stickers
Meri Meri Be Jolly Match Box Meri Meri Be Jolly Match Box
Kate Spade Gift Boxes Kate Spade Gift Boxes
Lanvin Holiday Card Set - netaporter.com Lanvin Holiday Card Set - netaporter.com
Meri Meri Harlequin + Stripe Envelope Gift Bags Meri Meri Harlequin + Stripe Envelope Gift Bags
DIY Writing Gift Wrapping Paper DIY Writing Gift Wrapping Paper
Crane & Co. Palm Tree Card Crane & Co. Palm Tree Card
Day Drifter Digital Ombre Gift Tags - etsy.com Day Drifter Digital Ombre Gift Tags - etsy.com
Norman's Printery Beach Paper Norman's Printery Beach Paper
Marble Ribbon by NatalieAsIs - etsy.com Marble Ribbon by NatalieAsIs - etsy.com
Gift Wrapping for Littles Gift Wrapping for Littles

Hazz House, by Erin Bonnier

I knocked on the door that read ‘Asli Tunca’, and was led through a dark entry hallway opening into the most enchanting space one couldn’t have imagined existed from the modest cobblestone street. Beautifully lit by a long wall of glass doors leading to a secret garden hidden inside the concrete walls – we had reached an oasis in the heart of Istanbul.

Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate rested on a bespoke mirrored table as the charming Belgian painter and sculptor, Carl Vercauteren, greeted us with champagne in vintage Belgian crystal glasses I’m forever trying to locate to this day.  While admiring each beautifully curated detail, I glanced up to see Asli glide elegantly down the grandest of staircases in a flowing white to-the-floor dress, gracefully smoking a cigarette like a 1940s star destined for the screen – It was a scene straight from the pages of Vogue.

5 years have passed since that first meeting and I have grown to know Asli and Carl well, seeing their home and showroom continue to develop into something even more interesting and mesmerising than the transformation before.  Their latest evolution is Hazz – a boutique hotel in the centre of Istanbul’s liveliest quarter, with such a fitting name considering ‘Hazz’ is Turkish for ‘enchantment’.  Yes, their truly one-of-a-kind [for lack of a better word] 19th century mansion is now open to the public with 4 completely unique rooms; where every detail has been thoughtfully analysed, designed and created by the dream design duo themselves.

During a visit to Hazz you may stumble upon a private dinner among close friends in the main reception room, followed by late night dancing to French techno that you are more than welcome to join; meet a famous fashion designer smoking in the secret garden; or wake in the morning to find Carl and the cats sipping Turkish coffee and eating the most divine homemade Turkish treats.  Always expect the unexpected. This is why Hazz is beyond extraordinary and special; and to me, will always be the ultimate home away from home.

For more information and to make a reservation visit hazzistanbul.com.

Carl in Hazz's Main Reception Room Carl in Hazz's Main Reception Room
Hazz Staircase Hazz Staircase
Portrait in Reception Room Portrait in Reception Room
Hazz Reception Room Hazz Reception Room
The Bed in Constantin The Bed in Constantin
A Room with a View A Room with a View
A Room with a View A Room with a View
Beautifully curated shelves in A Room with a View Beautifully curated shelves in A Room with a View
Bed in A Room with a View Bed in A Room with a View
Bathroom in The Terrace Bathroom in The Terrace
View from The Terrace View from The Terrace
Hammam Shower in The Divan Hammam Shower in The Divan
Erin in Asli's Vintage Coat in The Divan Erin in Asli's Vintage Coat in The Divan
The Divan The Divan

Tablescape Heaven

Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2015 show was divine in every possible way. Obviously the clothes were beautiful, but what really got us were the decadent, gorgeous tablescapes placed throughout the Salzburg themed backdrop [think Sound of Music meets Chanel]. It’s our ultimate inspiration for our holiday table this year. We have ILINKA Collection hand-stitched white linen tablecloths on standby!

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It’s Official

Thursday, November 20th ILINKA Collection took over the Presidential suite at The Beaumont Hotel in London to launch our new [very cool] brand and Spring/Summer 2015 collections.  The amazing response [thanks InStyle and Vogue for the instagram love!] is beyond exciting and we are so happy to share images from the launch with you.  The ILINKA Collection studio is now officially open for business…

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ILINKA Collection Monogrammed Beach Towels ILINKA Collection Monogrammed Beach Towels
ILINKA Collection Beach Towels ILINKA Collection Beach Towels
Hand-embroidered Tablecloth Hand-embroidered Tablecloth
Ilinka Lukic Ilinka Lukic
ILINKA Collection Colour Trimmed Towels ILINKA Collection Colour Trimmed Towels
ILINKA Collection Bath ILINKA Collection Bath
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ILINKA Collection Spring/Summer 2015 Bedding Collections and Breton Table Linens ILINKA Collection Spring/Summer 2015 Bedding Collections and Breton Table Linens
ILINKA Collection Bedding ILINKA Collection Bedding
Bespoke Monograms by ILINKA Collection Bespoke Monograms by ILINKA Collection
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ILINKA Collection hand-painted linen gift bags ILINKA Collection hand-painted linen gift bags