Category Archives: Motherhood

Treatwell & OPI Nail Bar Beauty Baby Shower!

Haya Baby Shower Haya Baby Shower As I am writing this post (two weeks too late), because babygirl Liel has been welcomed to the world:) YES I am officially a mother of two little precious and beautiful girls, and my heart couldn’t be filled with more love than it is right now. But rewind two weeks ago, Treatwell.es and OPI Nail Bar Barcelona decided to celebrate me and babygirl Liel, with a Beauty Baby Shower, filled with sweets, manis, friends and family, I felt loved and spoiled. Haya Baby Shower Haya Baby Shower Haya Baby Shower Haya Baby Shower

For those of you who have experienced pregnancy (and those of you who haven’t) you must know what emocional and sensitive times these are, so when you are surrounded by loved ones, and supportive people it means the world. Which is one of the reasons this pregnancy was so much easier, as well as the fact that I had a toddler to care for, and well my husband travels back and forth from Barcelona to DC for work, so I had zero down time as you can imagine. Which is why when one of my favorite Beauty apps like Treatwell decides to celebrate my baby and me, at O.P.I Nail Bar one of my favorite nail salons in Barcelona, I rejoyce and say YES PLEASE! We had such a fantastic time with the delicious sweets made by the talented Frosting Barcelona, and enjoyed the pampering as you can imagine. I hope you enjoy the photos, and stay tuned for more posts this week, especially the one where I introduce Liel! PS: Follow me on Instagram this weekend so you can view my staycation at the Fairmont Hotel in Barcelona:) Haya Baby Shower Haya Baby Shower Haya Baby ShowerHaya Baby ShowerHaya Baby ShowerHaya Baby ShowerBaby ShowerBaby ShowerHaya Baby ShowerHaya Baby Shower

Summer Florals

Floral Dress Wearing Massimo Dutti dress, Converse, YSL envelope bag, Celine sunglasses, Photography by Charlotte Van Den Berg

This pregnancy I have discovered that almost every Massimo Dutti dress fits my pregnancy curves. I have also realized that as much as I love black with this heat wave and my own hot flashes I need less black, more light colors and of course a little floral magic. I am currently 36 weeks which I am still uncertain if it is 8 months or 9 months, can someone please confirm that even they were still confused about the months in pregnancy no matter how many pregnancies they’ve been through?! It truly boggles my mind:) But as you can imagine by this time I have reached my limit, it is so terrible hot in Barcelona (and all over Europe), that I cannot wait for this baby to make her entrance into the world! I also cannot share too many looks, or pregnancy styles as Id love to, because let’s face it I am so uncomfortable most of the time, but what I can definitely get my hands around and shop non stop for are accessories:)! Like this YSL envelope bag that was love at first site, and my new Celine sunglasses, they have literally become part of me, I wear them on a daily basis and they make any outfit pop! I hope you enjoy this look, and here I share a few of my dress options that are similar to this Massimo Dutti one Im wearing. Besos!YSL envelope bagPregnancy StyleCeline SunglassesFloral Dress

La Sagrada Familia

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Wearing Massimo Dutti cantan, and here is a similar one you can find on Asos.com and in black, Converse, YSL envelope gold bag, similar YSL bags here and here, and Celine sunglasses. Shirel is wearing Monnalisa plise dress and Monnalisa sunglasses, with Converse. Photography by Charlotte Van Den Berg

My pregnancy is nearing the end, and the heat is getting absolutely unbearable! But I have made a pact with myself that I will devote this one month that is left to Shirel fully and completely, because her life is going to change so much and she will learn about new emotions that she han’t experienced before. Such as love and care for her baby sister, yet she will probably feel jealousy, maybe a little fear of losing our love, which makes me so sad but I am here to remind her every minute and moment of how endless our love is for her. So this past week I chose to take her to see La Sagrada Familia because she is so crazy about Disney princess stories, and castles, I thought she would see it as this beautiful castle, and I was right she loved it and was in total awe of it, just as I am every time I see it, it never gets old and I am always as amazed as the first time. I hope you enjoy these looks of ours, as you can see my latest wardrobe is mainly Massimo Dutti dresses, they are so perfect for my pregnancy, they are comfortable, flowy, perfect for this heat and I can maintain a chic pregnancy look. For Shirel of course it goes without saying most of her wardrobe is Monnalisa:) I love it and so does she!

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Shirel in Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney dress

Sponsored by AlexandAlexa.comPhotography by Charlotte Van Den Berg

There are many a days where I wish I could borrow some of Shirel’s clothes (Is it ok to say I’m jealous of my toddler’s wardrobe?)…and this is one of them!! I really think I need this Stella McCartney dress in an adult size 🙂 I always knew I would enjoy dressing my daughter…I guess I just didn’t realize how much fun it would be!! One of the questions I always get asked is where I shop for Shirel’s wardrobe or what my favorite brands are, and AlexandAlexa.com is my to go to online shop for Shirel. I can find my favorite brands on there, and the best selection in one place! So you can imagine how excited I was about working with them, and styling Shirel with their pieces:) This is the first look (stay tuned for many more, and follow me on Instagram to see previews of the looks & behind the scenes of the shoots Shirel is really fun:), which is this beautiful Stella McCartney  dress, style with gold converse and a cool IKKS leather jacket, you can find a similar jacket by GUESS. This dress is absolutely stunning, for a casual look like this one, or for a special occasion like a wedding, styled with pretty ballerina shoes! One thing that made me SO happy, is that when Shirel dropped her ice cream on it I wiped it right away with a wet wipe, and there isn’t a stain in sight! So you can imagine my happiness:) BTW I apologize for the photo overload, but I just couldn’t choose, I love all of them!

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Baby Makes Four

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YES I am pregnant, and have been for a while, I am now 24 weeks, for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you are more than aware:) I took a BIG social media and digital break the first few months of my pregnancy because I wasn’t feeling inspired, and honestly I wasn’t feeling great nor did I have the energy. I decided to focus on myself, Shirel and my hubby and just enjoy the little things and the calm that comes with disconnecting from the digital world for a bit. I know this is the time to share pregnancy style, and health tips, and everything that goes with pregnancy, and I will share bits of it and as much as I feel inspired to but I will also take it easy and enjoy our family of three before the arrival of our new beautiful baby. To catch you up on things, we are currently back in Barcelona, where I will be staying and delivering our new baby (I did the same with Shirel), and while Im here you can follow me on my Instagram to see my every day doings, and to get glimpses of this beautiful city. 2C8A9244

It has been a little more tricky traveling while pregnant with a toddler, and trying to get her into a routine, but we are slowly getting there. For the past month she has been on and off sick, from one virus to another, as you can imagine. And now we have finally taken her off of her dispares, her nightly milk bottle, and the next step will be for her to finally sleep all night in her bed without wanting to crawl into bed with us. As much as I am going through my changes, Shirel has so much to deal with, between DC and Barcelona, her daddy traveling back and forth, her mommy being pregnant and telling her all about her baby sister coming soon! I can’t even imagine, but I know this will only make her tougher, though some days my heart aches for her and I just want to keep babying her. If anyone has any insights, or advice feel free to share it with me, I will be more than happy to take it all in. 2C8A9239There truly are endless thoughts, experiences, doubts and fears, I would love to put into words, but it feels so overwhelming at times that my brain literally cannot put an order into them. Maybe hormones are to blame? I know our life as a family isn’t the conventional way, we live between two continents, with a toddler and now we are adding another one to the mix. But honestly I wouldn’t want it any other way, I guess I myself am a Nomad from the age of four, add to that that I am a Gemini, who needs constant change and challenge, I thrive on it all. Therefore I would love for my children to have that easy and adaptable personality, travel lightly, be curious, want to experience new places and cultures, not just settle to one way or one norm. We all are so different, and this right now works for our family, and I can’t wait to see how we make it work as a family of four, I consider us very privileged and lucky to be able to lead such a life, and I cannot complain at all but after all I am human and whatever my challenges are might seem a stupidity to others, but I live my life and see it from my spectrum. With this said, I will be posting more about life in Barcelona, travel, about Shirel and me and my pregnancy, and if there is anything in particular you guys would like to see feel free to let me know right here, or on my Instagram! Besos