Turkish Coffee Reading @5280

“I was at Vukadin-Hoitt’s four-month-old gallery, Silvana Mondo, for a Turkish coffee reading ceremony. Vukadin-Hoitt has been reading the bottoms of cups professionally since 2012, but as she says, “I am a natural intuitive and have been, in some form or another, channeling, reading, or guiding since my teens.” Her […]

A Fortunate Pairing

“Inside Silvana Mondo, Silvana Vukadin-Hoitt’s Tennyson Street art and antiques gallery, a low table surrounded by five cushioned stools that are barely higher than the floor itself awaits a group of guests, the tabletop set with a spread of dates, almonds, Turkish delight, a bottle of Bosnian sljivovic plum […]

A peek inside Silvana Mondo Gallery on Tennyson Street

Look inside the Silvana Mondo Gallery…..

Find your tribe at Silvana Mondo ⭐️ First Friday SALE.

Posted by Silvana Mondo on Wednesday, January 4, 2017



@silvanamondogallery 5-6:30 Turkish (Bosnian, Greek, Armenian) Coffee time. My treat. #behere #now #tennysonstreet #highlands #Culture #TurkishCoffee #BosnianCoffee #Coffee #delight

Posted by Silvana Mondo on Thursday, October 6, 2016






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Woman from Grbavica

A memory. I am in Sarajevo, w Justin Kennedy to interview and film for a short we had been planning around our trip to Bosnia. I came to see people close to me and also to bear witness. The war had ended the year before. I had messages to […]

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Refugee Stories: Snapshots and Heirlooms

My grandmother had little patience for anything that reminded her of the war or of her origins. A small grey heirloom box that she gave me contained two things: a notebook in precise handwriting of botanical tags used for making her tinctures, salves and teas and a handful of […]

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Suada’s Slippers









with @JustinKennedy

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Message in a Cup


One of the things that I have learned to do in my lifetime is read the symbols and pictures that appear at the bottom of little white cups that are used for drinking Turkish coffee . It is a form of entertainment popular in the Balkans and also all over […]

By |June 30th, 2015||Comments Off on Message in a Cup

The Kitty & The Wolf

I am running down the hallway of the annex,  running toward the glass doors that will lead me out to the side of the colossal, white hotel.  Beneath my feet, the scarlet colored carpet is a stream of soft sounds.  Emerging from the doors, I fly down marble steps […]

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