Miss. Delicious #95 : W Hotel, Istanbul & La Petite Maison + Celebrating 2nd Steemit Anniversary Competition!

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Dear Steemit Friends:

We have done so much exploring over recent weeks that it was well past the time when we needed to stop, relax and enjoy some good accommodation and good food together. In today's blog we get to chill out together in the beautiful W Istanbul Hotel, of course located in Istanbul, Turkey. Then let's have some lunch and some dinner together, taking some time for relaxation and good food in the hotel and in the city.

As you shall discover, W Istanbul is one of the most unique hotels you will ever see and as a result, I just couldn't stop taking pictures! Every time I went to the lobby or back into my room or to the front of the hotel, I saw new beautiful things I wanted to take note of. To help you, my dear readers, I've tried to put all of my shots of the hotel itself, then the room and then the meals together. But as you will see, many of my snaps today came from different times of the day as I came and went from W Istanbul and discovered new sights to see each time I did!

W Istanbul is part of the W Hotels chain of hotels, first launched in 1998 in New York. There are now 52 different hotels in the chain, aimed at younger travellers who want something a bit different, special and artistic. The W here in Istanbul was the first of the chain to open in Europe - in May 2008. Located in the historic Akaretler Row Houses, an area of Istanbul full of high end homes, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and many more amazing sights. From the outside you could be forgiven for thinking that W Istanbul could be upscale homes in central London with a hint of the Ottoman empire about them. Built in the later 1800s the old row of houses offers a feeling of high-class homeliness to the exterior of the hotel.

The cobbled streets of the 19th century area of Instanbul outside W Hotel

W definitely Love U, W Instanbul Hotel!

But the interior of the hotel... well that is a different story! As soon as you enter the hotel it feels like you are transported into a different reality. This entrance hall truly encompasses everything about W Istanbul's interior. Beautiful lighting, stunning modern design and the real 'wow' factor. With 140 rooms, 3 restaurant and bars and stunning common areas, the hotel is one of the most stylish places I've had the pleasure of staying.

Just look at this entrance hall!

Every single wall and ceiling has been carefully lit, with different shades, designs and beautiful artistic patterns everywhere you look. This was just the concierge desk, complete with hashtag statement lighting and walls covered in geometric metal artwork. Once you'd thought you'd seen it all you'd just see more!

Further into the lobby were these seriously gorgeous seating areas. It was almost impossible to choose a spot to sit to have a coffee while I waited for my room. The area doubled as the hotel's cafe, but the conventional idea of cafe just doesn't apply here! As you can see, every seat, every wall, every piece of ceiling has beautiful moody lighting with the design feeling like a cross between an English garden, an Ottoman style nightclub and an American Jazz hall. With all of those different styles, you'd have thought it would look cluttered and feel a bit messy, but it doesn't! W Istanbul have pulled this one off nicely and I almost forgot to drink my coffee because I kept getting up and wandering around.

A great cup of coffee too!

Even the the bar and cafe area, called W Lounge was full of different funky lights. Greens, blues and pinks, hashtag feature lights everywhere, with modern black marble table tops, the atmosphere was really cool. The design of the lounge is very clever, with many different corners, screens and high backed seats making you feel like you are relaxing alone in your own private seating area. This was very clever because though the hotel can get quite busy, you were always able to find your own private alcove, all in a different style, to find some privacy and time to relax. Some hotels have large open lobbies which feel very hectic when there are a lot of people, but in W Instanbul you feel like you've got your own secret seating spot, away from noise and other people.

Even more examples of the beautiful lighting that is the real winner of this hotel

As you can see I tried out many different hidden seating spots. I felt like a little girl exploring the secrets of a modern mansion and finding my own little hiding places to relax and enjoy. No two areas are quite the same and would you believe that all of these pictures come from the same little lounge area. W Hotel spared no expense on the design of their common areas, making you feel both in awe and comfortably at home, in the same moment!

A few more quick explorations, the bottom right is the small spa area which unfortunately I didn't have time for

You can see the stark contrast between inside and outside the W Istanbul Hotel. Outside and you feel like you could be in a cobbled street somewhere in a boutique area of Paris, and inside you're transported to another world. I loved the contrast and couldn't wait to start exploring what my room had in store for me next! I was ready for more surprises.

Being transported through the neon pink halls to my room!


Each room number was noted in neon lighting set into pillars on the wall!

Where to start with my room. Absolutely gorgeous, artistic design was forefront in making these rooms as special as the rest of the hotel. Being limited by the space of the original building, the room certainly wasn't the largest I had ever been in but what it lacked in size it made up for in design. First, I noticed the huge mirrors on both walls, making the whole space feel much bigger, and of course beautifully framed by more excellent lighting.

Of course the mirror is framed with crazy geometric designed wood and the bed is lit from underneath with gorgeous pink neon lighting.

I did feel very welcome here in W Instanbul, and not just because of the pillow. The staff were excellent and though Turkey is known for its generally friendly service, it isn't always known for efficiency of service. My hotel here had both, with a lovely welcome as well as fast, efficient and attentive service from every member of staff I met. They checked and made the room twice a day to make sure it was completely up to scratch and not wanting for anything.

The bathroom was very spacious with this amazing celebrity style mirror that provided the perfect lighting for any lady doing her make up in the morning. I felt like a super-star with a mirror surrounded by lights.

There were some great examples around the hotel of modern art as well as homages to the Ottoman roots that are prominent around the city. Istanbul is famous for being a real melting pot of cultures, being the 'gateway' to Europe from Africa for centuries. As a result it has been fought over many times and has changed hands frequently. That means that culturally it's one of the most diverse places in the world - a fact that W Istanbul Hotel captures beautifully, showing that Istanbul is proud of its heritage, and excited about its future.

Having lunch in W Secret Garden


W Hotel's newest addition, W Secret Garden is a great place to hang out when the weather is good and you just want to relax. As you can see, it's so secret (and new) that not many people have discovered it yet! But I'm sure that it won't be long before this place is bustling with activity because everything about it was amazing. The food was great, the location just perfect with the beautiful bamboo and plants surrounding it, and the funky bar area for evening drinks!

Look at these crazy massive beanbags!

Got the entire place to myself!

It was very hot so I wanted a fairly light lunch, and I had quite a treat planned for my dinner, so I started with one of W Secret Garden's beautiful smoothies. They offer a range of appetisers, detox smoothies and mocktails with cocktails and other drinks also served, particularly in the evening where this becomes a place to hang out with friends, have some drinks and try some hookah.

Beautifully presented tomato soup with a side of croutons and cheese

Well... you know how I said I wanted a light lunch? Turns out there were too many beautiful looking things on the menu. I also ordered a fresh grilled chicken salad, make your own breakfast burrito with a unique take on hashbrowns...

Oh and the bacon and cheese burger sliders looked too good too...

After feeling well and truly full, I saw another customer who had come out to the garden order some ice cream and I just couldn't resist. It was a very hot day, as you can see, because my ice cream was melting before I'd even had a chance to taste it! But it was exactly what I needed to help me cool down in the heat of the day. I have to say that the food at W Secret Garden was surprisingly good for what is essentially a cafe. The menu was varied and enticing and all o the food extremely tasty and well cooked. For a quick snack, or for a really large meal (whoops), this spot was perfect.

A bit of shopping and then more food at Istinye Park

Istinye Park was first opened in 2007 and offers nearly 300 stores. It is widely regarded as one of the best shopping malls in all of Istanbul and it's easy to see why. It's absolutely massive, beautifully open and airy with all important air conditioning. It also has a Gym, restaurants, a 12 screen cinema and its owners won Shopping Mall developer of the Year in 2008 as well as the mall itself being awarded Europe's Best Shopping Mall the very same year!

The mall itself is 242,000 square metres, which is huge, comprising shops, food, parkign and common areas. It was designed by US architect Tom Kelly and it took 3 years in total to design and build. I distracted myself for the afternoon with a little retail therapy, checking out the many different shops, just resting and relaxing after some busy days of sight-seeing. It was a really lovely way to unwind. But the real reason I had come to Istinye Park was that the world famous restaurant, La Petite Maison, had one of their restaurants right here in Istinye Park. They have six restaurants at the moment in London, Dubai, Istanbul, Miami, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong so I was really excited to be able to visit!

The design of the restaurant is just perfect. With doors that can completely open the front of the restaurant, and the expressionist art of many different French artists, you feel as though you could be in a fine restaurant in France itself. They've done amazing work at decorating the entire place and the atmosphere was both sophisticated and relaxed at the same time - just what you'd expect from a lovely French restaurant.

The bar for some pre-dinner wine or drinks before being seated

The art work here was truly spectacular, with many different representations of art style from around France. I loved the acrylic 3D style shot of Steve McQueen on his motorbike and the fresh flowers must have cost a fortune to maintain. This level of detail is what makes an internationally recognised restaurant like this so special to visit.

The french love their wine so this restaurant can be no exception

As the sun begun to set, I was finally ready for some dinner after such a big lunch. Feeling like I was going to sit outside in a little down in France, I chose the seating out on the terrace for my dinner. Even though this wasn't really dining al fresco, I liked the idea anyway!

Even the drinks were beautiful and I hadn't even ordered food yet! In the top left I had what the menu called a 'Carnivale de France' which was Vanilla Ice Cream, Banana, Walnuts, Milk and Honey. And yes, it was as rich and creamy as it sounds! It was absolutely beautiful, as you'd expect, but not as refreshing as I needed after all of my retail therapy so I also got a 'Home-made Ice Tea which was made with Berry Punch Tea, Orange Juice and Berries - that was absolutely delicious!

Admiring the setting of the French feeling restaurant, right in the heart of Turkey

Cheers!

I was still pretty full from lunch so I opted for some small dishes and a simple main to make sure I could still stand up out of my seat at the end of the meal! To start I had the Chou-fleur Tabblouleh or 'Cauliflower Tabbouleh' which is a Lebanese salad mostly made with fresh herbs, tomatoes, onions and bulgur wheat. With a very current twist La Petite Maison had swapped out the grains for cauliflower instead. Beautifully seasoned, you could taste the freshness of the herbs used - a real delight.

I also ordered the Ratatouille et Feta, which was beautiful. A mix of Mediterranean Vegetables that had been marinated in olive oil, they were cooked down to the most perfect soft but slightly firm texture, and then topped with small pieces of feta cheese. I felt much healthier for these two choices after the slightly less than healthy food choices at lunch and I was amazed at how tasty such simple dishes could be made to taste.

To finish off my starter I had Aubergine Grillee, Mozzarella et Cravettes au Pistou which in English means Grilled Aubergine, Mozzarella, Shrimps and Pesto. Beautifully cooked this felt like a real delicacy. I could have just eaten a couple of these and gone home happy!

Finally, for the main I had the Saumon Confit Au Deu De Bois, a slow cooked salmon fillet with a sweetcorn relish and confit lemon sauce. A classic combination, the lemon and the salmon went so well together. Every mouthful was truly a delight with the salmon being perfectly cooked. Salmon can become a bit dry and flaky but this dish was a complete triumph. So far from France, the chefs here are still able to turn out beautiful French inspired foods that suit the most sophisticated pallets.

I hope you've enjoyed a relaxing time with me in my blog today. Time to unwind, enjoy my accommodation, and eat a variety of really really good food. Sometimes, you need a break. You can see too much too quickly and your brain just can't process it all. By the end of my trip to Turkey I was beginning to take some of the sights I was seeing for granted because I had already seen similar things around the country. But this can also be due to spending too much time on the road. It was lovely today to just sit in one place, enjoy some good food, relax in a comfy bed, and recharge my batteries.

I hope you've enjoyed this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. Just looking back on the beautiful meals has made me so hungry again already. I can't wait to take you on some future explorations around the world, tasting different foods from different places. If you've enjoyed my blog today, please comment below and tell me which food you most wished you could have tried! Also, make sure you like the post and follow me for even more blogs about food, travel, life and love in the future. Until next time Steemit Friends!


从卡帕多西亚飞往伊斯坦布尔的途中,窗外的风景不断吸引着我的目光,视野和色调不断变换,飞过金黄色的岩石山峰,跨过蔚蓝色的海面,来到了遍布着密密麻麻红顶屋的伊斯坦布尔,飞机临近地面,愈发看得清,这些小巧而精致的白墙红顶,好像一块块豆腐块,排列整齐,很有层次感,天空上看下去还以为是乐高积木玩具,充满了童趣。从飞机上俯瞰的伊斯坦布尔似乎与想象的严谨气氛很不一样,这些绚丽的红色似乎给原本宗教色彩浓重的城市,增添了不少鲜活的个性和旺盛的生命力。伊斯塔布尔是一座处处留有惊喜的城市,让我不断探索到了全新的词汇,来描述这座城市的性格。除了传统,宗教,我也发掘到了这座城市时尚,摩登,年轻活力的一面,这一次我选择入住的酒店,就是这座城市绚丽多姿,活力四射的最佳代言。

伊斯坦布尔的W酒店,不同于之前在泰国苏梅岛带大家探索的那种前卫明朗的风格,这家酒店的装修风格以红色和金色的色调为主,似乎成为了这座城市里独具特色和风格的那一抹色彩。酒店坐落在伊斯坦布尔的心脏,属于贝西克塔斯区腹地,紧邻于1875年苏丹阿布度艾锡统治时期建立的akaretler历史建筑中心。周围遍布了各类咖啡厅,餐馆还有画廊,是当地各色时尚潮流艺术的聚集地,只需要15分钟的步行路程就可以到达充满奢饰品和当地精品名品的Nisantasi购物区,可以说如果你想要去接近这座城市所有的年轻活力,这里是最理想的住所。下车看见最醒目的就是这个金灿灿的W logo,铬制的巨大字母W引领我来到了酒店门口,入口处金属质感的装饰墙,站在旁边照相分分钟都是时尚大片的感觉呢。很难想象W酒店就深藏在这排1870年代的奥斯曼风格建筑里面,欧式复古的建筑立面换装上潮流前卫的装饰幕墙,古今结合的恰到好处,一种与众不同的气息扑面而来。白天这里是街拍的圣地,晚上当这两大排建筑群华灯初上,更是迷人的没话说。

走进酒店,也能立刻感受到当地人对于时尚独道的见解,与传统酒店的设计风格不一样,整个伊斯坦布尔的W酒店像是一个充满情调和情怀的酒吧,光线微醺,黑色的背景墙营造出神秘浪漫的感觉。其中我最喜欢的就是这条星光灿烂的通道,好像是走进了科幻片里外星人的宇宙飞船,暗调的走廊实际上是一个时尚T型台的设计,由玻璃和水晶材质的建筑材料构建,白天自然光透进走廊,晚上打出炫目的金色光线,走廊两旁的镜面玻璃幕墙,装有带格纹图案的镜子,并且定时平行翻转,让光线不断变幻,放任这条走廊如钻石一般闪烁,绽放出耀眼光芒。同时也让你能够看见酒店全景视角中的自己,走过时尚通道的整个过程,仿佛是光和影的视觉游戏。其实光和影也是奥斯曼建筑的两个最重要的元素,目的就是能够立刻吸引你的注意。在走廊的尽头依稀看得见酒店的标志W,展现出独特的文化概念,据说选用W作为酒店的标识,是因为每一位初次到来的客人,都忍不住发出“WOW!”的感叹,所以W的名字就由此而来。走廊另一个方向的尽头,便是通往酒店大堂的接待区,那里更是一种优雅伴着奢华的气质,到处点缀着水晶,和酒店建筑外立面内外呼应的金色交叉木棍,上面还搭配了蓝紫色渐变的#号,颇有新意,叫人过目不忘。酒店的室内装潢设计更是融入了东西方风格,既感性又性感,展现了伊斯坦布尔这世界上唯一一座横跨欧亚大陆的城市,无限的独特光芒和风采。

相比起其他城市的W酒店,这家酒店显得小巧精致,别具一格,里面的服务人员更是西装革履,穿行在这装潢精致华丽的大堂,好像自己误入了好莱坞片场,似乎酒店挑选服务生的要求不低呀,外貌,气质和身高,一样也不能缺,言谈举止也是温文尔雅,对客人极有礼貌,态度很好,大堂一侧就是著名的W酒廊,每座城市的W酒店似乎都以酒店酒廊最出名,每到周末,当地的时尚界名流,翘楚新贵常常出没于此,更是独领风骚的潮人聚集地,所以很多当地人就算不住酒店也会来酒店里的酒吧坐一坐,会朋友谈生意。这里的酒廊仿佛是一个奥斯曼艺术珍宝与现代定制家居并存的异想世界,蓝紫色渐变的异形沙发极具设计感,更吸引眼球的是酒廊里金铜质地的半开放式鸟笼座位,似乎在暗示着这里是一个给都市人自由空间,释放自我的酒吧,让精神紧绷的人舒心畅饮,挥洒一整周的压力,心灵得以解脱和释怀。酒廊吧台有一种井上添花的设计感觉,不仅供应鲜榨果汁,手调鸡尾酒更是喝出了新意,让人尝过之后赞不绝口。酒店的设施也很完备,包含现代化的健身中心,临街的大玻璃健身房,在运动的同时观察这座城市的日与夜。

酒店的粉色荧光灯走廊指引我找到自己的房间,酒店拥有140间客房,由土耳其知名设计师Mahmut Anlar设计,他在细节处,使用了各种具有奥斯曼帝国独特文化的历史元素以及图案,希望借此让这家酒店更具有内涵也更加独一无二。推开房间的门,仿佛像是打开了一只多层首饰盒,总能不断发现很多惊喜和精湛的细节,房间以红色色调为主,新颖的融合了土耳其风情和当代的特色,让我眼前一亮,独特的照明设计,马尔马拉大理石还有藏匿着奥斯曼花纹的标志性W床铺,随机响起的音乐让人非常放松,没错,设计、时尚、音乐的确是这个品牌的撩客法宝。房间的室外空间,设有花园,露台,和凉亭。在我最直观的印象里,房间奢华的现代装饰似乎折射出这座城市的古老灵魂,洗手间的热带雨林淋浴让人身心彻底放松,Bliss品牌的洗浴用品用起来非常舒适。

午饭时间,我来到了酒店的露台酒吧餐厅,享受日光和美食,这间音乐酒吧在日间播放舒缓的音乐,夜间则摇身一变,开启动感十足的音乐派对,House Music极具感染力看,成为了这座城市标志性夜生活的名牌。虽然午餐简单点了罗宋汤,鸡肉沙拉,还有香到流油的迷你牛肉汉堡,却不得不说味道超级赞,不仅食材新鲜,经过优质厨师用心的创意设计,结合当地精选菜肴美食的特色,食物变得既美观又美味,鲜香入口,一刻也停不下来啦。最后还有香喷喷的甜品封顶,真的是一顿超级满足的午餐,也让我对于这家酒店的食物留下了极好的印象。

晚餐我选择在Istinye Park购物中心旁边的La Petite Maison餐厅吃饭,这是一家结合了法餐,意大利和地中海美食的创意餐厅,在很多欧洲的国家都有分店,不过这还是我第一次尝试这家餐厅。最初看到这家餐厅,就被它独特的装修所吸引,餐厅里随心所欲盛放的鲜花和绿色植物,装点出舒心轻松也十分温馨的气氛。墙壁上挂满了各种有趣的抽象艺术漫画,颜色缤纷,给人特别愉悦的心情。餐厅面积很大,在用餐高峰期,一层二层都能坐满,所以在周末的时候,可不要忘记提前预约哟。餐厅的食物,用料精细,制作精良,厨师独道的灵感仿佛赋予了食物以灵魂,每一道菜都无可挑剔,摆盘也很优雅,就算是最简单的食材,也可以烹饪的如此出色,凸显出餐厅厨师精湛的厨艺,牛排鲜嫩可口,吃起来津津有味,烤三文鱼更是让我吃到惊呼,简直不像是这个世间的美食,味道非常让人难忘。今天的伊斯坦布尔W酒店之旅,还有都市美食分享就要告于段落了,之后还有更多有趣的旅行故事想要分享给大家。


Anniversary Dance Competition!


August is a very special month because since 2016, it's been my opportunity to celebrate my second "birthday". That's right, it's been two full years since I first started on Steemit and what a journey it has been. With two years gone by, I can only be thankful to you guys and the rest of the wonderful Steemit community for being there with me through thick and thin. I would like to thank all the friends and followers who continue to support me, without which, I wouldn't be where I am today!

In the years to come, I will continue to invest all my passion and enthusiasm into the platform, sharing all my experiences, joys and happiness, growing along side you all, along side Steemit.

To celebrate, I'd like to hold a small competition -- for those who really enjoy music and dance, this will be right down your alley!

For this dance contest, I've chosen "Dura" by Daddy Yankee which is a very popular song in Asia but originating from Puerto Rico. The first time I heard this song, I couldn't help but dance along to it. It has very simple moves and should be a lot of fun for you guys.

Here are the rules :

  • You don't need to be a dancer to participate and you don't need to copy my moves if you don't want to. Just move to the rhythm of the music!
  • The video only needs to be 10 to 15 seconds long.
  • Domestic friends can use the Douyin app to find the song and record directly, maybe you can also check out other examples there for inspiration.
  • Upload your video to Dlive and link it in the comments below to enter!

First Prize 🥇30SBD

Second prize 🥈 20SBD

Third Prize 🥉10SBD

I'll be judging all of the entries based on how much I enjoyed the video so make sure to have a lot of fun! I'll announce the winners in my post next Sunday! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your entries!


8月份是我在Steemit上的生日月,时间一晃之间已经2年了,对这个平台的感情也越来越深啦,就是那种一眼万年的感觉💘💘哈哈。在这里,我要认真的感谢曾经和现在一直在支持我的朋友们,没有你们的支持和鼓励,也不会有今天的我。

在接下来的日子,我会继续投入百分之两百💪🏻💪🏻的激情和热情,把更多的快乐分享给大家。也希望每一位朋友都能够在Steemit上,以文会友,收获创作的喜悦,实现自己的梦想,一起来期待Steemit更美好的明天吧!

在2周岁的纪念日,我想举办个小比赛,希望喜欢音乐舞蹈的小伙伴们不要害羞,不要犹豫,赶快来参加吧!

没错噢,就是我这次视频里跳的Dura,一首听了之后浑身上下充满活力的歌曲,配上简单的肢体动作,以最直接的方式把快乐传递!话不多说,赶快来加入这股Steemit全民热舞风潮吧!

活动要求:

欢迎零基础的小伙伴们也来参加,动作可以更加简单,不需要模仿我的动作,只要是合节拍的move就可以啦!
时间长度只需10到15秒就好噢!
国内的朋友们可以通过抖音找到这首歌曲Dura-Daddy Yankee并进行录制哟!在抖音上也有很多这首歌曲的热舞视频,也许会给你小小的灵感哟!
推荐Dlive视频直播平台,通过录制视频或者直播的方式进行分享!
发贴之后可以在文章底下留言,或者私信通知我哟!
活动奖励:

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三等奖🥉10SBD

😍😍要知道,在前不久SBD的价格曾经达到10多美金1个呢,未来的潜在价值也不容小视哟,还在犹豫什么,💰💰金灿灿的SBD和美好未来等你来拿🤟🏻

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生日快乐!🎂🎂(因为是2岁所以来2块~ )旅游博客小分队中有你这样的榜样挺幸运~ 刚加入不久就得到你的点赞支持 一直很感谢喔 祝你继续闪耀下去~ ✨ =)

谢谢你的喜欢和支持哟,也很开心你能够在steemit玩的开心,期待接下来继续欣赏你的旅游美照和故事^^

嗯~ o( ̄▽ ̄)o 开心最重要~ 玩得可high了 哈哈 会继续写下去的 🤝

对的,加油噢,看好你哟^^

Greetings, beautiful young lady SWEETSSSJ

Pretty cool your trip to Istanbul

In all the trips you make, I see your pictures and I notice that you are a very chic girl:D

I really enjoyed the video you recorded, the photos you put in your hotel and the chic restaurants you visited. I found the hotel room wonderful. That mirror in front made me think it was window hahaha.

Thanks for another lovely posting and good night!!

Someday I want to have this opportunity to make these trips too.

Bye!!

hey julisavio, thank you so much as usual, your tenacity is honestly very very amazing! If you enjoyed the video, I hope you consider taking part in the dance competition! :)

If there was a contest of the worst dancer in the world, I would win hehehe!!!

小姐姐,先要恭喜你在这都两年了。我代表 @mrspointm来参加了,哈哈,不要嫌弃我的舞姿,我的dlive视频一直上传不了,所以选择了dtube。

https://steemit.com/dtube/@mrpointp/9ox6qm0c

很棒,看得出来你很有天分耶^^

Congratulations on your two years on steemit! You have made this platform better by modeling extremely high quality content and by your kindness to others. You also show the importance of engaging with your audience. I can't wait to see what the next two years bring!

thanks hanshotfirst! You've been very instrumental in helping me along the way, and I'm glad we're going to be sharing this community for years to come!

甜心妹妹生快:)
再过一年就可以上幼儿园啦,里边有好多很帅很帅的小哥哥

哇,这么说起来好期待呀,我猜将来我们肯定是一个幼儿园小班的吧,所以很帅的小哥哥就是O哥嘛^^

哇哇,甜心轉眼間也長大成人兩歲了,哈哈哈~~ 時光飛逝,還這麼會跳舞了,哭~~~ :D

期待未來繼續帶我的眼睛去世界各地旅行吧~~

哇哇,谢谢滴溜哥的大力支持,终于赶上你的脚步也2岁啦,其实好期待看你热舞耶,怎么办^^

带你的眼睛环游世界,这个好有新意呢!

哎,Steem age是我唯一確定你趕不上的數字,哈哈!

期待我熱舞,你這是..... 想看笑話吧~~ 不然這樣吧,O哥跳的話,我就...... 考慮一下,哈哈~~ 考慮之後也不一定跳~~

眼睛環遊啊,這不過是抄襲你是我的眼的歌詞啊~~ 咦?這麼說好像在說我是..... XD

哈哈哈,呼叫O哥 @oflyhigh,这里有位刘美女要秀热舞啦,又有些害羞,就等你来邀请美女共舞一下啦^^

Hi @sweetsssj you look really sweet like your name. Thanks for sharing fantastic tour at Istanbul. I am very surprised about information you write down about hotel I bet you even people working in hotel don't know that much about hotel. I appreciate your research about that. I can already see you have such a great fun out there.
The dish I quite like is grilled aubergine that is my favourite it will be even more ummmm on such a lovely place.
I found you today on steemit because I am new on steemit but can't stop myself to follow such a sweet girl and like such a lovely blog.
Excited about contest too such fun way to win prizes looking forward to create dance clip to grab this prize.
Thanks a lot for such a great blog keep it up.

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Great choice zeeshannaqvi, aubergine is actually very frequently used in Chinese cooking, so it was very interesting to taste it prepared in a different style to what i'm used to.

Hopefully see your entry for the dance soon :)

I am feeling a bit embarrassed about making a video on dance lol never did such thing before. is there any way can send video just to you but not on dtube :)

@sweetsssj I see different style was it more tasty than usual style? Yes I know it is used a lot in Chinese food. Here in UK whenever I go for takeaway food or go to Chinese restaurant I always choose one dish like that.

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Wow! These pictures are amazing. What kind of camera do you use please?

This place is really beautiful, just as you are arrayed in beauty. You are really a stunning lady.

I always look forward to your posts as much as i enjoy seeing your adorable outfits. You know how to dress so simple, yet classy. Your feet shone with the walk of grace and oh boy! You are really beautiful.

I would love to make you my #WomanCrushWednesday. I will make a post about you, appreciate you and tell people what i think of you. That's what it is about but only if it is okay by you?

hi olawalium, so kind of you! You can of course make a post about me, I wouldn't ever object to that!

Yaaaaaay!. Watch out for the post on Wednesday and thank you for granting the permission.

So beautiful!!! I need to add that to my bucket list! Thanks for bringing us along on your travels. I thoroughly enjoyed the article and the Dlive video. Now, about the dance... let me get back to you. I will have to look for the music! Have a wonderful day, take care.

thanks dear! I hope you enter! :)

祝甜妹Steem两周岁快乐,一路看你的快乐旅行很有意思!酒店很漂亮呢 😊 跳舞比赛奖金好诱人,身为舞痴的我都想试试了!

谢谢你喔,每次看你环游世界之旅也是相当丰富和精彩呀,steemit一路有你相伴非常开心💗嘻嘻,那就不要犹豫啦,期待你的参与呀^^

I am a little late and caught this just now.
Interesting review - what is not mentioned (for the budget-minded traveler) is that currently Turkey is very inexpensive due to the low standing of the lira. From a European view, one receives almost twice the shopping value for the € (based on my country Austria), which makes Turkey by far the most inexpensive travel destination for us.
The opulence displayed in your hotel I can see, but am not surprised: my city Vienna, Austria has a large Turkish community and I am familiar with their taste by visiting stores in those communities.
As an aside: have you visited, or will you visit Vienna - the "most livable city in the world" according to the Mercer Report? It would be interesting to read your point of view.
Cheers
Otto

Happy 2nd Anniversary @sweetsssj ! Here is my dura dance below, hope you will like it ~

https://steemit.com/dlive/@ukchong/73ac5216-a3c3-11e8-91ca-0242ac110003

哇!兩週年快樂!每次看你的文章總是百看不厭,兩年來一直堅持著圖文都是高品質的寫作,是我們最好的榜樣。謝謝你的用心,也謝謝一直以來的照顧。from @catwomanteresa meow
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谢谢猫女哟,很开心认识你,也希望你在steemit玩得开心噢^^

@sweetssj Hello :)
Congrats again on your two year anniversary! Here's the link to my Dura dance:
https://dlive.io/video/splendorhub/f8895a05-a321-11e8-9882-0242ac110003
It was fun, great contest :D

投稿啦!两周年生日快乐!祝越来越好哦~
https://dlive.io/video/odillegogh/f40f5969-a299-11e8-9a47-0242ac110003

谢谢哟,跳得很棒,也希望你在steemit玩的开心噢^^

Ok @sweetsssj I finally got my dance contest video posted. haha I may have gone a bit overboard. haha
https://steemit.com/dlive/@mrchef111/a0ecb010-a27e-11e8-a74a-0242ac110003

Another fantastic trip, thanks!

my pleasure markvance thanks for dropping by and checking it out :)

Congratulations! @sweetssj

You demonstrate how to succeed on @Steemit.

Your posts are always so long.

Yes, and they seem to get longer too.. maybe i'll spread them out some more. Thanks for the tip!

I love looking at ur posts.

Hey sweetsssj.....Hi wanted to offer you a partnership for a business on the blockchain to buy in taobao for non-Chinese, with a virtual address in China and that...tell me something...all the best

My idea is to create a token for that...I can do that.

Hi @sweetsssj, here is a link to my video.

https://steemit.com/sweetsssj/@mightyblueberry/pigslo31

It is meant as a spoof and a bit of fun rather than a real entry. I intended the post to be a declined payout but that failed. I also intended to upload to DLive, which was another fail. It is on DTube instead, so at least I have something.

I would like to add whatever my post earns to the first place prize money for your competition.

Oh yes, congratulations on 2 amazing years on this platform. You have earned my respect with your high quality content.

wow mightyblueberry thank you! This looks like so much fun haha! I think it compliments your style very well haha :)

I am so happy you like my video. Just my way of celebrating your success on this platform. I may not be a dancer but I have some skills at being silly.

Turkey is a very beautiful country
I love Turkey a lot and I do my best

So beautiful, and yes, I love Turkey too!

wow, I love the color of your lovely dress, you look so elegant and very beautiful. what a nice place to relax and chill with friends, enjoying some good accommodation and good food together. what a cool adventure you have @sweetsssj,

the place is beautiful, the W Istanbul Hotel, in Istanbul Turkey is so amazing,
the food you present are all amazing, it looks so tasty and I've imagined the taste of it.

I love the way you dance, ^_^

what a cool contest competition on the 2nd anniversary in steemit. what a cool journey.

but then, too bad I can't join the contest, I'm not a good dancer, huhuhu :-< i just only love watching people dance gracefully.

good luck to all contestant who will join in the said event competition by sweetsssj.

have fun guys.

P.s

@mrblu

Don't be afraid mrblu, try the dance!

Hello, I'm new here, heard its an interesting platform, looking at your post just confirmed it.

The cabanas at the W Istanbul are splendid. Next time you go, try to reserve a spot, and maybe enjoy your Salmon Confit Au Deu De Bois in a cozy spot.

Steem on!

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My home country!! The hotel and the food look incredible. Hope your time over there was wonderful :)

It was a truly wonderful experience and I'm very envious that you get to live there permanently!

@sweetsssj the hotels in Istanbul are full of luxuries, their vestibules look very beautiful and their rooms are ideal for a well-deserved rest, their streets transpired transports in time. the dishes look very delicious, you enjoy your drinks.
How much Beauty. What a beautiful walk you have invited us today. many people to include us in your trip
Thank you very much for supporting my work
I wish you a prosperous week
PDWhat a good view you took of the plane, excellent video

thank you jlufer, Istanbul is full of surprises, you would think W hotel should belong in a modern city and not somewhere so historically anchored as Istanbul but that's part of the draw of Istanbul, it's diversity!

It seems to me that your life is good.

Thanks yasu!

aww thanks musaa !

You're always having so much fun and lots of tasty food! Nice :)

a summary of the meaning of extraordinary life, hopefully your day is fun.

thank you scottadskin, very fun and looking forward to seeing all the dancing entries too! :)

thank you too, I'm also happy to join you.

Hi @sweetsssj I'm a bot, and wanted you to know that I've upvoted and re-steemed your post to help you with your promotion efforts! -Expy

This was a really good post and video. I have to visit one day. Steemit Logo 2.png

thanks c4rest, you won't regret it! :)

dance competition seems very interesting, very happy if I can participate ... !!!

Another perfect destination in Turkey. I loved your outfit by the way, you look like a fashion star. Your sandals especially. Hope you had a great time but I dont think you had enough time to see every place in Istanbul, its a big city like a country and lots of cool places it has.

I love how you take notice of these little things! You're right, I was told that you could spend several years in Istanbul to see it all, but obviously that won't be possible. Certainly I will make future visits though!

Yes do it please cause you take a good documentation when you go somewhere. But one suggestion, because you collect pretty alot material in your visits, you better not put them all in one post. Cause high quality photos, videos and nicely written long texts are make a problem to load the page. Steemit is not so browser friendly website yet so to make the content too much makes the issue doubled. To solve this you can use more than one post to tell about your expreinces by using 'Part 1','Part 2' maybe. Thats it for now my lady.

Greetings happy to see you again in steemit, presenting for all of us the Hotel W Istanbul, in Turkey, one is amazed by so many luxuries, I loved the cafeteria booths or waiting room of the hotel, like I congratulate you on the dresses that you used, very elegant so we are the Venezuelans of coquetisimas.

thank you so much dear exqueila, I managed to find some really nice outfits while in Turkey, I always feel like dressing to compliment the culture is best!

As usually great content, nice description and most amazing colorful pictures! Happy 2nd anniversary!

You got a 44.49% upvote from @postpromoter courtesy of @sweetsssj!

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Looks amazing. Always wanted to go to Istanbul. Looks as though your having a wonderful time. Thankyou for sharing.

It's such a fascinating city with such a rich history, definitely worth a visit!

Just wondering, do you have a boyfriends @sweetsssj , or you're traveling alone:-) ?

Not really interested in a relationship at this moment! I have many guy friends though!

The pics ate really looking beautiful , I wish I could visits this hotel ever in my life , definitely good hotel to read and re energise yourself ,

hopefully it's a look into what the W hotels are like around the world!

甜心小姐姐的文章永远都这么高质量~就好像跟着你旅行了好多地方✈️ steemit两周年快乐❤️

谢谢小美女哟,能给你带来这样多的快乐,我的辛苦码字就值得啦!
对啦,记得你唱歌很好听,这次要不要参加音乐舞蹈短视频比赛的活动^^

我属于四肢不协调类型,O(∩_∩)O~ 等会我用抖音试一下 嘻嘻

太好咯,期待你的参与噢^^

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Congrats Sweet on your second anniversary here! Look forward to more great travel post from you!

aww thank you so much dear, it's going to be fantastic times ahead, and I very much appreciate you being part of it!

Wow , you produced so much content , i better up my game , this is super impressive & giving me goals to up the game .

hey jaytv! Thanks so much, and good luck to your future endeavours here!

祝贺甜姐2周年纪念快乐 :D

谢谢你的祝福哟,也希望你的Steemit之路越来越好^^

Wow! I am always impressed with the places you visit. I had now idea Istanbul was this awesome. That hotel is insanely cool! Very sparkly! Nice dance moves you got too by the way. haha. Oh by the way before I forgot I really like those brown shoes that you were wearing, in the Limit's Off pictures. I tend to notice shoes. haha :) Looks like you had an amazing time! :)

will mrchef attempt the dance off :)??

mmmmm well I just might. I use to have some decent dance moves, but not any more. lol Maybe I will give it a shot. haha

I did make a dance video. lol I can't dance very well. haha will post in the next day or two. haha

most beautifull
Please more this post .

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its beautiful..all clicks are amazing

nice pic's..and stay happy always..have a nice day

Thanks a lot, this is very informative. There are humans in this platform pretending to provide information and click on-baiting customers. But this put up honestly packs a punch with all this information. well played sir.

Wow, that hotel..it doesn't seem like one anymore, lol. Now I know how is to live like a princess, haha. Everything it's so shiny, I believe that it could easily be used in other ways, like recording a movie or becoming a museum one day, who knows?
And I love your contest, it must be so fun, haha. ♥️

💕👍 I love how you put together more photos of your awesome stay in Istanbul Turkey, I truly wish to visit there some day @sweetsssj ! With that grand and awesome entry way , What a beautiful and luxurious place to stay, relax and unwind , not to mention all that delicious food !Mmmmm! Thanks for sharing , loved your video as always! Congrats On your 2 years on Steemit! For me it was on July 13/ 2016 , Wow ! I may try to enter your contest, not sure yet! lol! upped and resteemed to both accounts!💕✌👍
💏 ❤ Also another anniversary I just Celebrated today was my boyfriend and I 13th anniversary dinner, We had an awesome BBQ of Juicy Rib Eye Steaks with my 2 sons, it was delicious and a great day to spend with family! Heres my post link I just put up if you get a chance to check it out @momskitchen , thank you!💏
https://steemit.com/food/@momskitchen/perfectly-grilled-rib-eye-steak-13th-anniversary-dinner-party

such a beautifull place I LOVE IT ...

Cooking is always sweet with you @sweetsssj. I like how you beautifully coin your ingredients into a delucious meal. And how you make us feel the breeze of other areas around the world when you travel. Thanks always and have a beautiful week dear

congratulation for completing 2 successful years,all the best for many more upcoming brighter years :D

Congrats on your second anniversary on steemit! 🎈🎉 Love the hotel ❤️

好诱人的奖励,对于我这样的新手非常有吸引力,可惜天生肢体僵硬,不好参加,哎!!!

哈哈,其实也不用高难度的动作啦,简单的动作合节奏就好噢,传递快乐最重要嘛:)

祝甜姐steemit两周年快乐!很感谢你的旅行分享,真的很涨见识

谢谢你的祝贺啦,非常开心你喜欢我的旅行分享噢^^

Brother's great post, good luck always

Such long posts, even sharing posts with so much labor like this deserves respect. :)

welcome back to friend!~

Not bad post,
Congrats

Whoa!! Look at that gold ‘W’ !!! Congratulations on your 2 years @sweetsssj :) mine is in a couple weeks

You are exceptional from other steemians and dlivers.
You create the best and dlive feel proud for you.

好长的文章,长见识了

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哈哈,总是忍不住写很多^^

因为看了你的文章后,
我也想试试看我自己能不能写出像你的这般长度,或者接近的文章,
确实是向你学习的。

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加油,相信只要有足够的兴趣在,都会达到自己的目标^^

无论将来如何,
起码你的文章启发了我,
朝着更完整内容写文章。

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Congratulations @sweetsssj!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following categories:

  • Comments - Ranked 10 with 92 comments
  • Pending payout - Ranked 4 with $ 310,7

@sweetsssj Happy II Anniversary !!! Two years already ?! Wow.
I must say this hotel is stunning, I cans see how it would be difficult to stop taking pictures. Food photos don't disappoint, lucky girl! Thank you for sharing. :D

Dance contest sounds like a great of fun :D !!!!

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好棒的旅行,好美的酒店!

谢谢你哟,希望你喜欢^^

How do I get connected to you.I neeed to learn a lot o things from you.

What's the deadline of this Anniversary Dance Competition🤔

before this coming Sunday!

i love it so good<3

Pretty cool post.

Nature is so amazing

Really you looking rock and stay happy

So glad to be sharing my anniversary with you @sweetsssj ! I had a lovely Steak dinner BBQ at home with my family,Not sure if you seen my earlier comment, I know how busy you are, you can view my post at @momskitchen if you get a chance , it was delicious , the steaks were a anniversary gift as we could never afford it ! Mmmm! 😋✌💕

I love Istanbul and I love your post @sweetsssj.

漂亮小姐姐!so scute !

谢谢夸奖^^

Hello Sweetsssj,
Your profile name is same as you look i.e. sweet.

I read your bolg it really shows your hard work and the way in which you tell about the hotel menas in a very detail you give about hotel really appreciate.

I really enjoy photo and video that you put in the blog and it also shows that you really enjoyed trip to Istanbul.
The in which you are holding glass of some shakes it too much preety.
The photos and videos is really attractive , can i knwo which camera do you use to click the picture.

How impressive the beauty of the place and adorned with your pretty face @sweetsssj make your post one of the best and really very appropriate for you to celebrate your second anniversary on this platform, you are photogenic and you dance well it is a pleasure to greet you again and be fans of your successful publications and if you can take a look at my blog kisses.

Amazing and beautiful pics as always. i am also living in China. Most beautiful country

oo wao i like it ..!!!

Hello dear @sweetsssj, many congratulations on your second anniversary in this beautiful platform and I hope there are many more. Allow me to tell you that as an admirer of you I always see your post as they are excellent and very complete. Since I started in Steemit I saw how they set you as an example to follow for everyone who starts on the platform, this is how a publication must be made, well detailed and with all its photographs and video included. Well, I hope you keep celebrating and that all your wishes are fulfilled in Steemit. A big hug from Venezuela.

That yellow dress looks good.

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Hi Sweet, congratulations on your 2nd Steem anniversary. I am giving you my newly created quality content award. Your post is amazing as usual and you added a really cool dance contest to celebrate this very important month for you. I have shared your post on my newly created Facebook page 'Best of Steem by Spectrum Economics'.

I have also included a very brief summary of your post on the page. I am trying to draw attention to some of Steem’s best content as a way of encouraging new people to join the platform. I have found that your posts nearly always get people excited.

wow amazing post long write and good foto

Your post had been curated by me, of the @buildawhale team, and mentioned here:

https://steemit.com/curation/@buildawhale/buildawhale-curation-digest-08-15-18

Your travel tours, photos and vlogs are always amazing. Thank you for sharing these amazing places with us.

I like a lot of your videos, they fill me with a lot of inspiration.
I like how you dance, reminds me of a Chinese friend I had in Colombia and also liked to dance a lot.

Great place !!!

Beautiful places we have there

steemit两周年快乐,祝你开心

祝小甜甜steemit两周年快乐!旅行游记非常精采!

谢谢你的祝福啦^^

好美 我也想去

确实推荐噢!

Wow Congratulations @sweetsssj, for your high achievement in your 2nd year. I am far from where you are. Hey cool 2nd year Anniversary dance! Maybe next year I can dance like that. Today is my 1st year Anniversary. Come and celebrate with me. I tried to look for you on steem chat but the site is down, is there other way we can contact? You can write to my blog. Let's collaborate and do something great together. Thanks. https://steemit.com/steemit/@rosatravels/celebrating-my-1st-year-anniversary-on-steemit-6c8f89fe3de77

哇,你来这里已经两年了,生日快乐,每一篇文章的图片都非常好看,颜色让人赏心悦目。

希望大家都来参加Sandia的跳舞比赛!哈哈哈,怕他们忘了,我来周末之前提醒中文区的小伙伴也一起参加 :D


谢谢你噢Joy,好贴心^^