Escapes, inspirations and more with Basak Barlas

1.What was your latest or most special escape?

We traveled to Alba,Italy in May and it was magical. 

2. What was the purpose of your travels?

We were there to celebrate my best friends’ 10th year wedding anniversary.

3. Who did you travel with?

My husband and our closest friends.

4. What places did you visit during this escape?

We visited vinyards and castles and it was like out of a  movie. 

5. What is an anecdote or unforgettable memory from this trip?

We all rented a 70s style vintage cars and traveled the town all day.

6. Favorite restaurant(s) or culinary experiences?

Our favorite restaurant was Mark Lanteri and I highly recommend their hand rolled ink pasta with calamari and artichokes.

7. Any hidden gems you could whisper to us?

Wine tasting and truffle hunting activities is a must!

8. What not to miss?

Everytime I watch “Under the Tuscan Sun”, it automatically takes me to Italy, best feel good movie ever.

9. What’s one of your favorite travel films or books?

Love listening to italian songs on spotify. 

10. What does escape mean to you?

Definitely recharge and regeneration.

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