When it comes to brand’s I tend to find the ones I love and stick to them, because of their designs, quality and fit, and naturally the same happens with Shirel. As she grows up I have figured out which brands I love dressing her in, for different occasions of course. Monnalisa is one brand I hold dear to my heart, and it all started with my nieces, and watching my mom and their mom dress them in Monnalisa. Their quality is just inarguable, their designs are made with the princess and fairytale inspiration in mind but it always has touches of fun to it. I can honestly say all their pieces that Shirel has been wearing ever since she was a tiny baby (over and over again) still look brand new, I send her with their leggings and shirts to daycare from time to time, and after a wash they still come out looking brand new. For us moms that’s amazing, considering we have to wash their clothes constantly, and I do have cheaper pieces of course from H&M, Zara or C&A, which I also love but I know that I can’t exect them to look brand new after even their first wash (although I must admit C&A kills it on that regard, love their quality/price, but thats for another post). I love Monnalisa’s dresses, especially for special moments such as weddings, birthdays, or just for an evening out, but they also have such beautiful details on every piece from the materials they use, to the buttons, always adorned with a sparkle or pearls, their headbands are one of my obsessions, and Shirel actually leaves them on which is Huge! That is why I am delighted to share with you guys, that I have partnered with Monnalisa Barcelona, and Shirel will be dressed in their collections and we will share with you frequently their amazing designs, and my favorite pieces of their collections of course. Feel free to ask me any questions, email me, or leave your comments anything you would love to know, as I know that dressing our kids can be a bit tricky sometimes, but I would love to help you out with what I can!
Let’s be honest we all daydream of the moment we can get away and get a facial, or a massage, or just get our nails done! But we are all caught up in the day to day routines, work, kids (for those of us who are moms), family, friends, workout, cook, and so many other factors that take up our time. That is why when I received the invitation from Treatwell.es to get pampered I could not say no, I gladly awaited the minute I dropped off Shirel at her aunt and uncle’s place, and me I got to go to Skin Inc with the Treatwell team and Luisa from Una Tal Luisa. The evening started out with fresh vegan treats shipped in from Palma de Mallorca (amazing), with delicious fresh juices, then we each received our personal skin diagnosis by one of the specialists, followed by a session of product recommendations depending on our individual skin needs and issues.
I loved every minute, it was so informative, and eye opening, I learned that I don’t just blush in a cute way, I actually have mild rosacea and a tendency to get blemishes from the sun (it all started during pregnancy, I literally had a dark line above my lip, some would call it a moustache). So I was advised to not drink that much coffee and if I do to make it decaf, because caffeine triggers rosacea even more, of course to protect my skin from the sun always wearing sunblock and not exposing my skin to the sun in high peak hours, to stay hydrated by drinking as much water as possible, and of course treat my skin with the right care and products. Skin Inc’s products feature highly concentrated, pure and active serums and innovative skincare from Japan.
But what I love most about their products is that they contain 0% added scents and parabens, and right away I could feel that on my skin, my skin tenis to get irritante easily if the product is not gentle. So after learning all about their products, like their Pure Revival Peel or Pure UV Protect (my favorite ones), I was treated to their super star treatment which is the Oxy Miracle Peel, to help my skin breathe again, and NO JOKE that was the best thing I have ever done for my skin and I made a pact with myself to go back on a monthly basis and pamper my skin with this heavenly treatment.
Tomorrow is oficially the first day of May which also means it’s Mother’s Day in Spain! YAY! Follow me on Snapchat (HAYATETROV) and Instagram tomorrow, so you can see how I spend the day with Shirel, for a fun day (my iPhone tells me it’s gonna be warm and sunny). But unfortunately today felt nothing like spring, it was rainy and cold, which made me wanna crawl into my bed and browse around Net-A-Porter to see what’s new, and share with you my favorite picks! I fell in love with these two Gucci Bags one pink and one red, these Stella McCartney sunnies, Sophia Webster heeled sandals that come in 3 different colors (nude, metallic, hot pink), and a Michael Kors white knotted top (a must in your closet this spring/summer). I hope you like my picks, and there will be more coming this week!
Photography by Charlotte Van Den Berg
Today is the final day of Barcelona Bridal Week, those of you who follow me on Instagram and Snapchat have seen the shows I attended, the beautiful gowns, the dreamy moments, and have felt the need to get married or re-married in my case! Here are a few pictures from the Galia Lahav backstage moments, it was such an increíble experience for me to attend their show, having a known Israeli name such as Galia Lahav show in Barcelona was just so close to my hear! I loved everything about this collection, the plunging necklines, the gorgeous beading the romantic braids and the fresh faces, all of it was breath taking. I will be sharing more…
It had been almost 7 years since I had visited Israel, since my engagement with Jeff which was back in 2010 I was exclusively visiting him in the US, or waiting for him to come to Barcelona, and then I moved to the US and we were traveling around there, or back to Barcelona once a year to spend time with my family. So as you can imagine this trip was extra special is so many ways, not having been for so many years, not seeing my extended family since my wedding and some of them way longer (keep in mind both my parents have no joke over 50 cousins, and they all have kids, so picture the scenario), this was also Jeff’s first time and Shirel’s too of course, we had two family weddings to attend plus all the dinner parties that come with the celebrations, we went with all the family (my parents, my brothers and their familias), three cities to see, we stayed in Tel Aviv and visited Ashdod (where I am from) and Jerusalem.
All I can say is WHAT A TRIP! There are no words to describe the amazing feeling of going back to your roots and showing your spouse where you come from, and the deeper connection that is created between the two of us cannot be described. Israel is such a vibrant country, the energy around it is so amazing, and especially in Tel Aviv there is a contagious energy, art, culture, beauty, roughness, softness, poetry in every street and every corner, here is a little bit of our trip told through my iPhone photography! I will be posting more from this trip and giving you tips on what to see and where to go. I hope you enjoy it and to those who follow me on Instagram, you probably recognize these photos and those who followed me on SNAPCHAT @GoodGoodGorgeous got to see the whole trip, so please keep following me or start following because there are more destinations coming up for now Im in Barcelona waiting for Bridal Week which starts next week!