For the past year and a half I’ve lived right on the cusp of Madrid’s Malasaña neighborhood. And, well, let’s just say I’ve become pretty obsessed with it. When I studied abroad 3 years ago, my host family lived pretty far outside of Madrid’s center, but I made frequent visits to this area of the city. Malasaña was close enough to the center to be
So, I attended Cádiz Carnaval last weekend and to put it short- IT WAS FREAKIN AWESOME. There will be a more detailed post covering my experience coming soon. For now, as there is one more weekend of Cádiz Carnaval craziness coming up, I thought I would share my insights on just how to dress…. Since apparently, I, myself, didn’t know beforehand. I searched and searched
Packing for a weekend trip isn’t easy. You may only be going away for a few days, but most of us girls like to play the “what if” game while packing. “What if it rains?” “What if it’s super hot?” “What if I happen to run into Ryan Gosling and we really hit it off and he wants to reenact the boat scene
When I studied abroad in Madrid 3 years ago, I had a really hard time finding things from Spain to bring home. Sure there were lots of Spanish brands and tacky souvenir shops lining the center, but I’m talking about things that were actually ‘Made in Spain.’ Something other than the same old souvenir shot glasses or printed T-shirts. I wanted something special to remember
It’s no secret that spring weather can be extremely unpredictable. Stubborn spring temperatures don’t hesitate to change without giving a moment’s notice. The weather here in Madrid consists of brisk damp mornings, hot dry afternoons and cool windy nights. The hottest temperatures of the day don’t even hit until around 5PM. To say the least- a bit all over the place. At first I found
These past few weeks I’ve been in the middle of, how can I put it, an early life crisis. I’ve been thinking and thinking and well thinking some more about what I will do when I return home in just 3 short months. Previously, I had hoped that taking a year to travel would help me to figure out who I am and what I’d
When traveling abroad, the single most important accessory, that you must carry with you at all times, and always remember to keep safe is … drum roll please…. your passport. Needless to say, without your passport, you can’t get very far. Most country’s passports are dull colors that easily blend in with other belongings. And, there’s no worse feeling than those few life prolonging seconds,
This is the story of a little black dress that I recently purchased at Pull and Bear in Madrid. I slid on the simple skater dress and instantly fell in love. The 20€ price tag caught my eye and I knew this would be the newest addition to my closet. –There’s a limit to the things you can bring along when you’re always on the move.