Tuesday, 13 October 2009


I could've wandered round the Grand Bazaar all day, but the store I most wanted to visit was Abdulla.

About a year ago I bought a cotton hamam towel from Toast to take swimming, as I thought it would be lighter and less bulky than a regular terry toweling bath sheet. I'm a complete convert. Abdulla had a great selection which made it difficult to make a choice. After a considerable amount of time pulling them all from the shelves, I settled on two of these ultra soft cotton bath towels with a grey and white border.

And the icing on the cake? The string bag which they came in once they'd been carefully wrapped in brown paper (looking a little crumpled here after the flight home)...


mieke willems said...

oh that store looks fantastic! and yes, it makes it so prefect wrapped like that! beautiful!!!

read me... said...

Yes, it is a really lovely place and not at all touristy like many of the stores in the Grand Bazaar. The string bags made us so happy!!