The Bloomer Guide

Hello, and welcome to Bloomer!

As foreigners who have lived all over Turkey and decided to make Istanbul our home, we’ve always looked for reliable and current information and stories in English to help us streamline day-to-day living.  We’re passionate about making things easier for our community and saw an opportunity.

The idea behind Bloomer is that it is a fun, accessible and portable guide to share life hacks. We talk to local experts who share their tips to help save you time, money and effort, so that you can focus more on the things that matter to you.. Think of us as a community of trusted girlfriends helping you discover insider information and  giving you the support you need to navigate the city like a pro.

We are always adding new content here and on our Instagram feed, so visit often and if you there is something you want to read about, get in touch with us!

🎵 Music sampled from ‘Happy’ performed by John Butler Trio and written by Pharrell Williams


Bloomer Magazine is now available through a PWA (Progressive Web App).


We know…what the heck is a Progressive Web App?

A progressive web app (PWA) provides an app-like experience through your mobile phone’s browser with the same convenience and flexibility of a native application that you would download from Apple App Store or Google Play.


Adding To A PWA to your Home screen

On Android

  1. In Chrome, go to

  2. Tap the menu icon (the three lines in the top right or bottom) and tap “Add to”

  3. Select “App Screen”

  4. The Bloomer icon will appear on your home screen


On iOS

  1. Go to

  2. Tap the share menu icon (box with an arrow up), scroll down and tap “Add to Homescreen”

  3. Agree to the Bloomer shortcut

  4. The Bloomer icon will appear on your home screen

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