Mel enjoys a Mediterranean day out in Sydney – from a lesson in the art of mosaic, to traditional Turkish flavours.
If you love an art workshop, we’ve found one of the most beautiful and intricate classes out there – making a Turkish lamp at Art Masterclass in Darlinghurst.
These striking lamps use glass chips arranged in stunning designs to create original and unique artworks. You are given a pattern sheet to give you some ideas, but the design you choose is up to you. It’s a slow and methodical process which makes it almost like a meditation.
The whole class goes for about two and a half hours, with Turkish tea and Turkish coffee served as you work.
The end results are absolutely breathtaking, and you get to take them home.
Art Masterclass also do courses in ceramic painting, and there’s a shop where you can buy a range of Turkish goods, and the materials to make more lamps at home.
After class, head down to Surry Hills to sample some brunch classics with a Turkish twist at hole-in-the-wall gem Rustic Pearl x Gypsy Caravan. Dishes range from traditional Turkish dishes like Menemen – scrambled eggs in spicy tomato sauce, to the beautiful collection of savoury bowls with toppings like bay lobster, Turkish slaw and pickles, right through to the mouth-watering sweets.
Take a trip to Istanbul for the day. You don’t even have to leave Sydney!
Rustic Pearl x Gypsy Caravan