A Day as a Gift - 2012

A Day as a Gift – December 19th, 2012
Tohum Autism Foundation’s “A Day as a Gift” took place at Yenikoy Sait Halim Pasha Mansion with several remarkable activities and seminars.
“A Day as a Gift” shopping fair held at Yenikoy Sait Halim Pasha Mansion with participation of Turkey’s and world’s most eligible brands, A wide variety of gifts related to decoration, jewelery, books, clothing and accessories were put out on sale with fair prices cut out for everyone. 
Shopping fair offered top brands such as Arzu Kaprol Home, Assouline, Aveda, B Bangle, Bambibo, Batya Kebudi, Big Bubble Bags, BNG, by h, Cashmere House, Cordonnet, Decocenter, El infinity, Fenix, Fey, Godiva, Gökhan Ülseven, Haremlique, İsda body&soulworks , Kütahya Porselen,  La  Pudree, La Deese, La Simla, Layla Dekorasyon, Masa Terzisi, Misela, Molton Brown, Pretty Ballerinas, R&B Living, Raya Organik, Riviera Maison, Sega Kuyumculuk, Sevan Bıçakçı, Sırma Home, Sırr, Tasteable Fashion by Kukileta, Triwa, unique by A.V., USLA, Siren Ertan ISTANBUL for Zela  and Zeynep Erol, between 10:30am and 10.00pm. Attentions were on the new year baskets prepared by Tohum Autism Foundation with the contributions of 2013 collections and special designs of famous brands such as Yastık by Rıfat Özbek, Sevan Bıçakçı, Godiva and Luxuria. 
The talk held by journalist-writer Ayşe Arman with Tohum Autism Foundation Founding President Mine Narin and Autism Foundation Founding Vice President Aylin Sezgin “A day as a Gift” stuck with the Shopping Fair guests as an interesting activity.                                                                                                                   
Sarika Rodrik’s gallery, a compilation of the photos taken at the charming Peru trip,  “İnkaların Kayıp Şehri” was highly admired by the guests. Coctail event for the exhibition held in the evening hosted many prestigious names from high-society, entertainment and business circles. Revenue from sales has been donated to Tohum Autism Foundation.
A handmade necklace comprising of 18.30 carat colored stone and a 0.65 carat round cut diamond by Karun Mücevherat has been gifted to a lucky guest who bought one of the special Tohum Autism Foundation new year baskets, 
This year, “A Day as a Gift” Shopping Fair has been more colorful than ever thanks to seminars held by various specialists on personal improvement, health, aesthetics, history and art.
Some interviews held were: “Bedenimiz ve Enerji Bedenlerimiz” by Sintia Mazon  , “Anne, ben sanatçı oldum!” by SPOT Projects Artists Cengiz Çekil, Leyla Gediz ve Ali Taptık, “Ayurveda ve Detoks” by Dr. Buğra Öktem, Prof.  “Modern Zamanda Anne - Baba Olmak" by Dr. Yankı Yazgan;  Kapalıçarşı by Serdar Gülgün; “Güzelliğin Algılanmasında Farklı Yaklaşımlar” by Dr. Serdar Eren and Osmanlı Padişahlarının Bilinmeyenleri by Prof. Dr. Nurhan Atasoy.   
City center Taksim’s newly opened elegant Martı İstanbul Hotel Istanbul’s prestigious chef with two Michelin Stars, famous Masterchef Frédéric Médigue conquered many hearts with delicious world class treats.