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A Day as a Gift - 2012

Organized by Tohum Autism Foundation, the “A Day as a Gift” shopping fair took place on Wednesday, December 19 at Yeniköy Sait Halim Paşa Mansion with interesting events and seminars. Many different gifts, from decoration to jewelry, from books to clothing and accessories, were offered for sale at different price options suitable for every budget, at the “A Day as a Gift” most distinguished brands of Turkey and the world. With the participation of the most distinguished brands of Turkey and the world like Arzu Kaprol Home, Assouline, Aveda, B Bangle, Bambibo, Batya Kebudi, Big Bubble Bags, BNG, by h, Cashmere House, Cordonnet, Decocenter, El infinity, Fenix, Fey, Godiva, Gökhan Ülseven, Haremlique, İsda body&soulworks , Kütahya Porselen, La Pudree, La Deese, La Simla, Layla Dekorasyon, Masa Terzisi, Misela, Molton Brown, Pretty Ballerinas, R&B Living, Raya Organik, Riviera Maison, Sega Kuyumculuk, Sevan Bıçakçı, Sırma Home, Sırr, Tasteable Fashion by Kukileta, Triwa, unique by A.V., USLA, Siren Ertan ISTANBUL for Zela and Zeynep Erol, the shopping fair,continues between 10:30 and 22:00, in addition to the 2013 collections and special designs of famous brands, the Christmas baskets specially prepared by the volunteers of Tohum Autism Foundation with the support of many brands such as Yastık by Rıfat Özbek, Sevan Bıçakçı, Godiva and Luxuria attracted great attention. The interview they held with journalist-writer Ayşe Arman and Tohum Autism Foundation Founding President Mine Narin and Tohum Autism Foundation Founding Vice President Aylin Sezgin was remembered as an interesting event of the “A Day as a Gift” Shopping Fair. Sarika Rodrik’s exhibition titled “The Lost City of the Incas”, in which she compiled the photographs she took during her fascinating trip to Peru, received thumbs up from the visitors. Distinguished names from the society, art and business world attended the exhibition cocktail held in the evening. The proceeds of the photographs sold were donated to the Tohum Autism Foundation. Among the surprises of the “A Day as a Gift” Shopping Fair, a handmade necklace designed with 18.30-carat colored stones and 0.65-carat round-cut diamonds belonging to Karun Jewellery, was given to a lucky guest who bought one of the Tohum Autism Foundation’s special Christmas baskets. This year, ” A Day as a Gift” Shopping Fair was much more colorful with seminars to be held, and beside shopping for the first time, by Turkey’s most important experts in the fields of personal development, health, aesthetics, history and art. Sintia Mazon “Our Body and Energy Bodies” from SPOT Projects Artists; Cengiz Çekil, Leyla Gediz and Ali Taptık “Mom, I became an artist!”, Dr. Buğra Öktem; “Ayurveda and Detox”, Prof. Dr. Yankı Yazgan “Being a Parent in Modern Times” Serdar Gülgün; Grand Bazaar, Dr. Serdar Eren, “Different Approaches in the Perception of Beauty” and Prof. Dr. Nurhan Atasoy did interviews on the unknowns of the Ottoman Sultans. The treats carefully chosen by the famous Head Chef Frédéric Médigue, who is responsible for the cuisine of the new and stylish hotel Martı Istanbul, opened in Taksim, the heart of the city, in recent months, and who has crowned his two restaurants in Switzerland and France with the Michelin Star, left unforgettable tastes on the palate.