Links for le weekend and an Award!


1.Santiago de Compostela- Old Town 2. Beaches on the Rias Biaxas 3. Blue Hydrangeas in my In-law’s backyard 4. Pulpo a Feira- Galician Octopus

It’s our last weekend in Spain before we take off to the states next week! Time really is flying! It has been so great to see old friends, meet their new babies and just chill at the beach and the pool with a good old Spanish gossip magazine. The temperatures have dropped a bit for the weekend (it was scorching this week!) so we’ll be spending some quality time on the terraces in the old town of Santiago enjoying some last tapas, soaking up some pre-Miami rays on the sea, and I’ll be making my way back to the rebajas (week two is always better than week one, don’t you think?). What are your plans for the weekend?

In other good news, I am happy to be nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award! It’s great to be able to share my experiences with all of you out there, and even better to get to know a community of fellow bloggers! There are a few rule to complete for the award…

First: Link back to the page that nominates you : Thanks Anjana over at At the Corner of Happy and Harried for the nomination!

Second: Post the Award image.Voilà! 

Third: Share 7 facts about yourself.

1. I can drive an automatic and a stick (and, I passed my Spanish driving test this week! Hurray!)

2. I love perfume. My favs are Stella and anything by Chanel.

3. I always go to local supermarkets on vacation to get a peek at local flavors in the candy and junk food aisle, such surprising flavors (mango curry potato chips in France were amazing! Rotisserie chicken chips were not.)!

4. Christmas is my favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. My apartment is filled with  plants and flowers. Can’t wait to one day have my own garden!

6. I love cheering or horn honking after a beautiful sunset on Lake Michigan.

7. I’ve read all of Don Quijote…in Spanish!

And finally, Fourth: Nominate 15 other blogs and inform them about it. So this week’s links for le weekend will take you to  some other great bloggers (in no particular order) whose inspiring posts deserve an award too! Be sure to check them out!

I’m not lost, I’m just exploring

The Liberated Traveller

Mickey’s House of Style

Style for Style

My Custard Pie

Teapots and Twine

¡Hola Yessica!

Glamourous Traveller

Weaver Wellness

Terence S. Jones- A  Guy with a Camera

Lou’s Labyrinth

Mila by C.

Katrinka Abroad

A bit of Culture

De Lalin a Pekin

Thanks for reading! Thanks for your comments! And don’t forget to join me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter!

Bon Weekend! Buen Fin De! See you next week!


Style File: Spanish Style Blogs

While France may be the capital of classic style, Spain reigns supreme as the capital to forward thinking, creative, and colorful style. France has it’s basics that are copied from Paris to beyond, but in Spain there is no way to give a list of what to wear to get the Spanish look, instead, a crop of fantastic style blogs has popped up in the last few years, that offer girls in Spain and around the world some ideas on how to make the latest looks their own.  Here are a few of my favorite Spanish style blogs (so many marked by Zara!) that highlight the free, creative, unique yet totally chic style that totally captures Spanish women’s style.

Lovely Pepa: A Galician trendsetter from Vigo, her looks are always happy and approachable. Lovely Pepa is one of the most successful style blogs out there (she’s worked with Louis Vuitton, Tous, and Piaget to name just a few)!

Trendy Taste: A magnetic smile and super friendly blog with looks that are bohemian and trendy.

Fashion Vibe: Based in Barcelona, the looks are sophisticated and fashion forward.

Collage Vintage: This girl has a fantastic mix of chic personal looks and inspiration posts. The mix is spot on.

My Daily Style: Relaxed and unique, the looks are fresh and stylish.

Miss at la Playa: Not an outfit style blog, but the place to go for all things fashion, styling and editorial.

So want to add some Spanish to your wardrobe? Just add color, print, and great accessories, be yourself and have fun!

Any other Spanish bloggers you love?


Ps…if you like what you see Lovely Pepa, Collage Vintage and a few other Spanish bloggers have designed their own lines of shoes available at I want these and these!