26 September 2014

Wandering around Paris

Wandering around Paris


The other trip I did this summer was to Paris. I must say that, even though it is a wonderful city that I've always loved, we didn't come back as happy as we did with Sicily. It was also another kind of trip, we went on our own and we wanted to do things and a bit of sightseeing.

We stayed at a small but beautiful studio we found on AirBnb by the Canal Saint Martin, and I must say that the night atmosphere by the canal was great! We discovered some great restaurants: an indian called Marcel and a bistro called Le Marine where we ate a delicious steak tartar. I had already been to most of the touristy places in the French capital on previous ocasions, we anyway repeated a few places like Notre Dame and the Louvre, and visited some other we hadn't seen like the Versailles palace, the Sainte Chapelle and Shakespeare & Co, the bookshop in "Before sunset" by Richard Linklater. We also did some geek sightseeing, went window-shopping in le Marais and went to a magnificent fashion exhibition from The 50s in which I could appreciate from a very close distance brilliant creations from Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Balenciaga and Balmain.

22 September 2014

La Sicilia è bellissima

La Sicilia è bellissima


Finally I could chatch up with all the pictures of my summer. Today it's about the week I spent in Sicily in August with the best hosts ever: Antonio and Giulianna, their respective and their group of friends that treated us more than great. We wanted to relax a little bit so we had a good balance between beach and sightseeing. We had never been to Sicily before, nor the south of Italy, but we were pleasantly surprised by how similar Italians are to us Spanish, not to talk how cheap everything was and how delicious the food was!

We spent the whole week in Catania and moved mostly around the coast up north of the city which were vulcano rock beaches created by the Etna, we visited the castle in Aci Castello and had the best granita of Catania in Acitrezza. One evenning we went to Taormina to have pizza for dinner, it was, for me, the most beautiful place we visited! Even though we couldn't visit the greek theater because there was a concert that day. We also went to the south of the island to visit Noto and swim at Cala Mosche at the Vendicari Nature Reserve. The last night we went to the Etna to observe the stars and see Catania from the height. We did love and enjoy the island so much we're already planning to go again next year, is somebody renting us a house?

21 August 2014

Beach house

Beach house


Even though while you're reading this I am in Sicily (hopefully swimming in the sea, eating delicious pasta or having a siesta), here you have another post with pics from Portugal! We rented a little house through Airbnb which had a very original design but was a bit old and needed to be taken care of, a bit like everything in Portugal. Luckily the weather finally changed and it was nicer the last days so I could wear some more summer-ish clothes, more aproppiate for Hawaii maybe but, why not? In the end fashion is what allows us to create our fantasies without having to travel so far.

18 August 2014

Moledo do Minho

Moledo do Minho


After so many days without updating the blog I don't really know how to start posts anymore! This weekend I've been to a village in the north of Portugal called Moledo do Minho, right by the mouth of the river Minho. I had never been to Portugal before so it's been an interesting experience, my favorite moment were the sunsets in the Atlantic! Although I've been to the Mediterranean during my whole life, also to the Pacific when I went to Mexico, I had never been able to touch the waters of the Atlantic ocean, and neither this time since it was excessively windy (notice my hair in the pics?), it was cold and the water, as I heard, was frozen too.

I actually spent the whole weekend wondering how anybody can call that "beach" and how do they want to go to such a cold place in summer, what I did know is that I am used to a maybe too good weather all year round, and how much I like it!

04 August 2014

Summer days

Summer days


How are your summer holidays going? I, for the first time in many years, am enjoying them to the most and that's precisely because I've passed all my exams, I don't have any more in September and I am finally going to start my last course in Fashion Design and my final project, the time I've been looking forward for years!

After finishing the exams I wanted to take everything easy, I went a few days to the Costa Brava and visited a few villages I love just like Cadaqués (and the Salvador Dalí house) or Tossa de Mar, I was working in some personal projects, such as the dress I wore to a wedding near Madrid and I've been walking around the capital of the country with a must visit to the Agent Provocateur shop (when in Barcelona!?) to which I walked in saying "I'm not going to buy anything" and you'll see what I got! That's all summarized in my last Instagram pics, sorry if you've already seen them, if not, why aren't you following me yet??