On Monday we all went shopping, first to Marks & Spencer and then to a small boutique called Eskil. Binnaz and Ergun wanted to get gifts for the girls of all ages, from Nana to Mina. Department stores are mostly alike all over the world for layout and display. Marks & Spencer differed mainly on the brand, style, and of course, the location. Situated on the famous Bagdad Avenue among hundreds of other shops of all kinds, it stood for fashion and its quality. Inside, a couple of young men helped us with the size conversion from the UK to US measurements. Since the elevator was under service they also took us to the third floor on the employee elevators. It was a big help.
A few streets down was Eskil, a much smaller boutique, offering women’s and girls’ clothing inspired by village aesthetics and materials. The outfits reflected the creative design and unique materials. After purchasing enough clothing for the girls we ended up at a nearby Italian restaurant, Rosario. At Rosario Jan and I split a mushroom risotto, Binnaz and Ergun split a tagliatelle and we all enjoyed the Caprese salad for the table.