Hours later, she’s here.
I’m on the veranda, enjoying raki and meze, when she breezes into the sunlight wearing this flowing, colorful caftan.
She instantly engages us. I settle in, unnoticed by the press and political notables who came to hear her speak, some not for the first time.
This tiny hotel sits right on Bosphorus Strait, a 19 century distillery renovated into a twenty room enclave.
A secret to most, I thought.
She spoke eloquently (mostly French and Turkish). Her topic centered on the greatest pirate ever, a woman, Hsi Kai, who commanded 50,000 pirates in the early 1800s (U.S. only had 5,000). Hsi Kai eventually agreed to a truce with the entire world all at once (because they just couldn’t beat her).
She felt to me like Hsi Kai on this day, beautiful, bold, and wise. I think you will know why when you put it on.
(No. 3713). Soft cotton fabric with multi-color floral and fauna print. French seams. Sweetheart neckline. Contrast piping around neckline and armholes. Removable self-fabric belt.
Size: One size fits most.
Length is 54" from neckline to hem.Color: Multi Print.
Care Instructions: Machine Washable.
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