Monthly Archives: April 2013

B. will be returning back home today, with a quick stop in NJ before reaching denver  this evening.  i’m staying in madrid for a little while longer. my mother arrives today and we will be enjoying some family time together and taking a few quick trips around spain.

have a safe trip B. i’ll be missing you.
{ok, there is a chance i might never return home…}


B. is such a generous man! This 52 series has been so good to us! I took the time to stop, breath, take a look at him, the love of my life and reflect who his is!

This week, after I made many mistakes that led to us missing a flight to Barcelona, B. was able to forgive me! I need to desperately work on forgiveness! If we had missed a flight because of him, believe me, it would probable become a serious issue e a big fight!

I try to appreciate those with talents I don’t have! And his talent for forgiveness is remarkable! He showed me why what happened was great! Better than what we had planned! We took a bunch of day trips around Madrid! Spent time with my family, he got to see a Real Madrid game he was dying to see! In the end it was amazing! We had an incredible time!

I also realize I need to leg go! Learn to let go of plans! Unexpected things are the best!

I’m so thankful everyday to wake up besides him! B. is such an admirable man! It’s such a relief to me to have a relationship with someone I look up to everyday! Someone who has the biggest heart in the world!

I love you B.!





while B. was in spain, during his first visit in 2002/2003, he took a day trip to toledo. he loved it. he used to tell me stories about how amazing the cathedral in toledo is, he was so impressed by it, and said not even notre dame is as beautiful. also, he mentioned about all the sword stores they have there. i can’t wait to see it!

i plan on spending some time in toledo, visiting the gorgeous cathedral.

have you ever been?

Screen shot 2013-01-25 at 1.45.57 PM{toledo}

Beautiful photograph of the cityscape of Toledo, Spain. Cathedral in the background, by AmadoBeachDesigns for sale here.

here is another special edition of etsy finds {paris, france}:

Screen shot 2013-03-02 at 8.03.52 PMdiaper bag by ikabags

Screen shot 2013-03-02 at 8.14.36 PMgold twisted band by lunaticart

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fox print by galeria anais

Screen shot 2013-03-02 at 8.20.26 PMantique french egg basket by petite details

Screen shot 2013-03-02 at 8.21.58 PMfrench vintage afghan blanket by Anne-Laure Levy

Screen shot 2013-03-02 at 8.23.19 PMfrench bintage bayard alarm clock by le chevalde bois

Screen shot 2013-03-02 at 8.24.54 PMhandmade map envelope by petite fabric

after missing our flight we are returning to MADRID for some very well deserved loving family time with my adorable cousins!

we might be hitting Escorial today, Granada and B. might actually make it to his Real Madrid game!

fingers crossed!

I’m working on preparing a nice post and guide of Madrid and might be even hand painting a map myself!!!!

stay tunned!



{saying goodbye to our cute apartment in Paris and our lovely tiny street}



we missed our flight…. entirely my fault! 😦

we will not be making it to Barcelona and are returning to Madrid for some good times with family!!!

we are heading to barcelona this evening. during this spain trip, i’d like to get to know a few different spots. our original plan was to rent a car in madrid, drive to valencia, spend a few days there, drive up the coast, stopping by the most beautiful mediterranean beaches and spend a few days in barcelona before returning to madrid.

however, our stay in paris changed everything. we will be spending a few days in barcelona and will try to return to madrid just in time so B. can catch a real madrid vs. atletico de madrid game. he is a huge futebol fan and one of his dreams is to be able to see an european soccer match while we are here. i hope it works well.

Screen shot 2013-01-25 at 4.13.00 PM{barcelona}

Sagrada Familia in Barecelona, Catalonia, Spain, by BCameronPhoto for sale here.

do you guys have any tips and secret spots you love in barcelona? i’d love to know!

it was one of the most difficult places for me to research.

speaking about paris…

before-midnight-photos-trailer-julie-delpy-ethan-hawke-photoshave you seen the beautifully romantic films before sunrise and before sunset? director Richard Linklater has now made a third film in the series, Before Midnight and the trailer is already available here!

when i first read about before midnight here, i couldn’t contain my excitement. both before sunrise and sunset were such important movies for me. and i just love julie delpy. her two days in paris is one of my favorite movies of all time!

the movie will be release exactly one month from today. i can’t wait to see it. it will be so nice to return home, after seeing paris for the first time and go to the movies to see before midnight…

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