BEAUTIFUL FLAT IN BARCELONA

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Back in London from my trip to Barcelona. This magical city holds a lot of beautiful memories for me, as I studied part of my Degree over there, and is where I met some of my best friends. The main reason for this time's visit was the birth of my friend Pilar's baby, Otto, a gorgeous baby that stole my heart... 
 
Pilar, lives with her partner Natxi and Otto, in a beautiful flat, very close to Plaza Cataluña, just in the centre of the city. With the upcoming arrival of baby Otto, they decided to make some changes in the rooms and decoration. With a flat as grandiose as this one, it is easy to get immersed in the decorating tasks. They both have a very good taste, and have kept the decor neutral to make the most of the modernists tiles, high ceelings, tall windows and features to speak for themselves.
They have focussed on graphic pieces of art (the top print is one of mine), black and white photography, added some vintage pieces such as the leather chesterfield and chair, combined with more modern pieces of furniture.

Otto's room
Otto's room is a delight, plenty of natural light, white walls, his soon favourite soft toys, and many cushions!! Pilar and Natxi, plan to finish the flat soon – I hope to show the final result at some point – but for the time being I leave you with some snaps of interesting corners and details. Barcelona has got the most amazing architecture and interiors, another location for me to consider, Gran Canaria, the East Sussex coast, Barcelona...
Photos by me

HELLO 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Hello to all and welcome 2016. After a month spent back home, I am now back in London, working and trying to adapt to the current cold weather, a difficult task since I left behind 30c and my dear family. We normally have some Winter months back in the island, but this year has been very unusually warm, specially in the South of Gran Canaria, where I live.
I wanted to start this year's blog post with some photos I randomly took of Maspalomas, and the near by areas. I live very near of the coast, so this is where I spend most of my time, while staying over there. I will show photos of the capital, and North of the island in my next post. 

Some of these houses were built in the 60s when the tourist boom started in this part of the island. I love the simplicity of the square designs, the use of brick, wood and the palms and cactus. They are very different to what you will find in other areas of Gran Canaria, which tend to be more of colonial style. I still dream with owning one of them...
Photos by me

Christmas in London

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hola, I am writing from a sunny and rather warm Gran Canaria, Spain, where I came to spend Christmas with my family. As usual, it always takes me a few days to settle back here, specially in Winter, as life and weather are so different, and because while in here, I work less hours and enjoy the nature and outdoors much more than back in the big smoke.

Before leaving London I went into town to enjoy the Christmas decorations, shop's displays, buy some decorations and presents and simply walk through the city, as it is looking at its best! I leave you with some Christmas postcards from my beloved London.