This train station holds many memories for me, specifically going back to 1993 when we moved from Barcelona to Antwerp, and we traveled with the train to Paris and from Paris to Antwerp. I will never forget my mom took me and my brothers to Zara and bought us all new outfits so we could be well dressed on the train, see my mom would always shop new outfits for us whenever we would travel anywhere, and that has stuck with me into my adulthood. And so here I am again at the same spot wearing an all Zara outfit, and yet so much has changed. I find it so amazing, and I don’t take it for granted because I am used to moving countries and cities ever since I am a little girl, some would say I am a Nomad and I would say probably so, and I love it. The thrill that comes with discovering new places, meeting new people, feeling out of place seeing things from another perspective, taking yourself out of your comfort zone, that is what life is about (to me). If you or anyone you know is planning a trip to Barcelona and would like to experience the city with my private tour, feel free to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org and I will personalize the tour with your likes and interests, so you can get the best out of this spectacular city! I will show you all the hidden gems that us locals know about, take you to try out the best tapas, cavas, get the best shopping experience and anything your heart desires! Besos and hope you enjoy this look as much as I do!
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…