COFFEE, VOGUE, PARIS…

Follow
COFFEE BREAK IN PARIS

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same”. Coco Chanel

I don’t know how these words came to my mind, but she’s actually right. We need to have our own style but be different and not get annoying. Two months ago I was flying home with my boyfriend and there was a French Monsieur sitting next to us. I’m not too much the kind of person to start talking with the neighbour easily but I guess this time I knew that the French Monsieur was wise and full of experience. We chatted almost during the whole flight. It was constructive. The French Monsieur was a journalist and a writer. He told me that we should do what we really like and be different in our actions, approaches and tools. Now you ask me what’s the point with Chanel’s quote? The point is that I love fashion and being fashionable. But the fashion changes every season and the style – never…

COFFEE BREAK

COFFEE, VOGUE, PARIS...

COFFEE, VOGUE, PARIS...

COFFEE, VOGUE, PARIS...

COFFEE, VOGUE, PARIS...

COFFEE, VOGUE, PARIS...

COFFEE, VOGUE, PARIS...

photos by Victor http://www.v2mstyle.book.fr


VISITING MADRID – DAY №4

Follow
It was my last day in Madrid and it was raining the whole day. I had planned to go to El Rastro which is one of THE must-dos in Madrid! Actually it’s an open-air market held every Sunday where you can find everything – new and second-hand products. I was mostly impressed by antique shops with different sculptures, fountains and all kind of interesting disappeared objects.

It’s a real must-do in Madrid and to ensure you I can tell you that even walking there in the rain didn’t scare us as it worth it!

IMG_20160508_131225

 

IMG_20160508_130416

IMG_20160508_130152

IMG_20160508_130523

IMG_20160508_130623

IMG_20160508_130607

IMG_20160508_125946

We decided then to go have some breakfast and also to warm up a bit. I was waiting for this day to have my favourite spanish breakfast with pantumaca and torilla patata. Pantumaca is a toast with potatoes and olive oil and tortilla patata is a kind of a cake with eggs and potatoes. These are THE specialities of spanish cuisine and very very delicious.

pantumaca

pantumaca

tortilla patata

tortilla patata

Another must-do in Madrid, is visiting El Retiro – the Spanish Versailles in my opinion. This is a huge park with lakes, beautiful trees, Crystal Palace, fountains, green gardens, etc. Unfortunately it was raining when I was there, but there are a plenty of activities that you can do – take a boat, do picnics, jogging, playing, walking and having a good time because you can actually relax, meditate and be around the nature…Next time I’m in Madrid, I don’t want a rain so I can benefit from El Retiro as much as possible!

El Retiro

El Retiro

 

El Retiro

El Retiro

IMG_20160508_172203

IMG_20160508_172955

IMG_20160508_173012 IMG_20160508_174352

IMG_20160508_174602

IMG-20160508-WA0046

IMG-20160508-WA0068

Next to El Retiro there is another beautiful place to see – Los Cibeles Place with its charming fountain in front of the city hall. The latter is open to public and moreover, there’s a rooftop with a terrace to have a drink. We had our coffee inside of course but with this beautiful view!

los cibeles

madrid city hall

madrid city hall  

Going back home I was glancing at the magnificient buildings and places, a little bit sad to leave Madrid, but not too much, as we were going to partyyy 🙂

IMG_20160508_180907

IMG_20160508_180943

IMG_20160508_181221

IMG_20160508_181942

IMG_20160508_181955

IMG_20160508_182150

IMG_20160508_182450

IMG_20160508_182549

We finished this last and eventful day in a night bar Star Studio where mixed latino and pop music was playing. It’s a nice place for those who are looking for latino dances and having fun!

Andrea&Nare

Here comes to end my Journey and back to Paris it felt so sad and grey. I was disgusted at the beginning and wanted to go back.

I can tell you if you have a possibility, visit Madrid as it will affect you for sure. If anyone has questions, I’ll be pleased to respond to them.

See you soon!

Bye

 


VISITING MADRID DAY №1

Follow
Hello guys! I’m happy to share my experience of visiting Madrid for the first time. In this post I’ll give you some tips, ideas and addresses that might be useful for you if you’re ever planning on going to Madrid.

So to start with, it was the first time I was taking Transavia and I can say it’s ok if you’re flying in Europe, pretty comfortable for economy class!

FLYING TO Madrid via TransaviaI had this amazing view out of my window (I was staying at my friend’s appartment which was perfectly situated near the metro La Latina).

LA LATINA, MADRIDThe first thing to do was to go and grab some food because I was starving! We went to Mercado San Anton where I tasted tapas. This place was really fantastic as you could walk around, buy some food in the market and eat right there! Well, of course after having done the line as it’s pretty crowded during the meal time (the lunch time is between 14h and 16h, it was a hmmm….how to say, ..interesting lol).

IMG_20160505_232104

IMG_20160505_232125

IMG_20160505_232043

IMG_20160505_231957And the olives are especially tasty as well as their famous olive oil!

IMG_20160505_153117

Now that we have filled out bellies we can go visiting! The Plaza Mayor is a must-do as it’s one of the major squares of Madrid, one of the oldest and attractive. It kinda recalled me Dome Square of Florence and it was as much crowded by the tourists. What makes this square special is that right here during the reign of Felipe 2 there were public executions, crowning ceremonies, bullfights, and inquisition trials.

plaza mayor, MadridYou can walk, take some coffee in one of numerous cafés or take a funny picture with typical spanish dress only for 1 euro as I did.

spanish girl

Just next to Plaza Mayor there is another square – Puerta del Sol which is also attractive thanks to the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree.

The Bear and the Strawberry Tree

But not only! It’s a busy corner of Madrid with a lot of shops with typical spanish staff. Aaaamazing!

puerta del sol

el matadorspanish fan

Madrid

Now we can go shopping! First at El Corte Inglès, then at the Gran Via – Madrid’s main avenue with a lot of boutiques and beautiful buildings.

H&M Madrid

El Corte Inglès, Madrid

IMG_20160505_232649

IMG_20160505_232540~2

IMG_20160505_232451

IMG_20160505_232433

IMG_20160505_232356

After the shopping we were a bit exhausted and we decided to climb up the rooftop to have a coffee at the Gourmet Experience – the delicatessen food floor of the Corte Inglès with spanish shopping galleries.  You have this beautiful view of Madrid and it’s even better if you manage to get a table near the window so as you could have your coffee and enjoy the view!

El Corte Inglès

IMG_20160505_231938

On our way back home we went to the museum of jamon and to one of the churches near the metro La Latina. In the latter it was really nice to walk as it was calm and quiet (no tourists at all, so no noise 🙂 ) and actually it was possible to stay alone with oneself for a little while.

музей хамона

музей хамона

 

IMG_20160505_124420

IMG_20160506_184354

IMG_20160506_184433

IMG_20160506_184858

IMG_20160506_184216

That was all for today! Tired and exhausted we got home to get a rest and energy for the next day.

You can continue reading the next part in my next post.

See you !:)


Loading
Center map
Traffic
Bicycling
Transit

HAPPY EASTER!

Follow
Happy Easter to everybody! Today’s post is for those who are celebrating the Orthodox Easter. I guess it’s a challenge for me to keep this tradition in a foreign country but today we added our touch along with my friend Marina who made these delicious and healthy Easter cakes. I don’t know the recipe but surely I’m going to have them again.

IMG_20160501_104157We stopped by quickly at this nice brasserie called “La Grille Saint Germain” near Jardin de Luxembourg for a take-away coffee and even asked the landlady to heat up our homemade cakes. Well, there is a myth that the parisian waiters are rude but you know what? There are still a lot of kind people out there and we were pleasantly surprised with my friend when she took care of our cakes. So I’m definitely going back there to have some coffee in the corner of one of the most charming streets of Saint Germain des Prés.

IMG_20160501_104213


 

Loading
Center map
Traffic
Bicycling
Transit