“The Gentleman’s wager”
 article sponsored by Johnnie Walker Blue Label

To the sweet whirling rhythm of a clarinet, we join Jude Law, the British star and Giancarlo Giannini, the famous Italian actor relaxing aboard of a beautiful wooden schooner anchored in a bay in the British Virgin Islands.

Not just any boat. In a schooner built in 1928, by the Blagietto Varazze shipyard in Italy. Unique in the world and unrepeatable.

The English performer asks his friend to sell him the amazing boat but the Italian actor tells Law that it is not for sale. So the Englishman challenges his friend to accept a bet. That he will win the boat with a dance.

Giancarlo, reluctant to sell the ship, but amused by the challenge, accepts. We remember Giancarlo on his role in Casino Royale, a great example of the classic gentleman like his partner in this short film.


The video reminds us that the best things in life are not purchased with money, as they have another kind of value.

Jake Scott directed this short film that takes us to a marvelous seaside location. The message is that we cannot buy stories and good times, we must live them.

About Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Originally Blue Label whiskey was offered only to the British royal family. Composed of 40 whiskies made ​​in distilleries and aged over 50 years. A clearly different whiskey, with hints of wood and spice.


DIAGEO is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands ranging from spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s, Windsor and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Article sponsored by Johnnie Walker, but all thoughts are our own.

Beatriz Peñalver Catwalk at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid Samsung EGO

Forgiveness is the name of the new collection of the Granada based designer Beatriz Peñalver.

Tradition and our roots are what make us what we are. Forgiveness is forgetting, forgiveness is beginning again, forgiveness is a new opportunity.


25 dresses in a collection full of flared silhouettes, draped with fine silk, based on rigid backings, mixed with straight lines.

Oversize patterns resulting in dramatic volumes are the hallmark of the designer.

The colors most highlighted are purple, emerald green, blue, gray, cherry, black, white, gold and silver. Serigraph and prints that tell a story, the exaltation of gypsy women.

Before the caltwalk, Perfidia a short film by Raúl Rosillo was projected, paying tribute to gypsy women.

PERFIDIA from Raúl Rosillo on Vimeo.

Sileä Anti-Aging Facial Treatment

Sileä  Cosmetics arrives on the Spanish beauty market with the objective of providing the most effective and safe results for its customers, combining the latest technology with the expertise of years of experience in skin care by specialists in dermatology, chemistry, pharmacy and cosmetics, focused on the face.

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What does Sileä mean?

It is a Finnish word meaning smooth, soft … just what you get with Sileä  after three steps: clean, apply and protect.

Clean your skin of impurities, apply all the ingredients necessary and protect the skin from environmental damage.

In addition to their main lines (Basic, Soothing, Hydrating, Balancing, Anti-Age and Special Care) which include creams, liposomes, serums, masks, and peels… there are four treatment types: Purifying (Rebalance, Mature Detox, Pure Sensi), Soothing (Sensi Relax, Calm) Moisturizers (Aqua, Hidräplus) and Anti-Age (Regenerate, Age Repair, Ä Plus).

Líneas Sileä

The main ingredients of Sileä Cosmetics are calendula, shea butter, aloe vera, gingko biloba, witch hazel, mint, olive oil, cucumber, pineapple, grape seed, jojoba, honey, licorice root, wheat germ, co-enzyme Q10, green tea, horse chestnut, horsetail and fucus.

We tested the facial treatment Ä Plus with an incredible lifting that clears the effects of the passage of time in just a few minutes, improving firmness and filling wrinkles, while providing light and vitality to the skin.

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Protocol Ä Plus

Duration: 55 minutes

Price: 85 €

1- Cleansing Milk

Function: Nourishes, cleans and repairs (10 minutes)

– Apply with a massage to the neck and face. Remove with warm water

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2- Revitalizing Toner

Function: Activates and energizes (5 minutes)

– Using a piece of cotton apply with symmetrical movements starting from the neckline to the front, along the muscle connection lines.

3- Peeling (Mechanical & Enzyme Peeling)

Function: Rejuvenates and tightens the face (10 minutes)

– Mix equal parts and spread all over the face, leaving it on for 10 minutes. Next, with wet hands in tonic, massaging lightly. You can also perform the Jacquet-Leroy technique with special emphasis on the most flacid areas.

4- Control B Eye Serum

Function: Repair (5 minutes)

– Start from the tear duct area applying small pressure following the orbicular bone.

5- Hyaluronic Serum

Function: Hydrate and fill (5 minutes)

– Applied to the skin by massaging with light pressure to promote absorption.

6- Ä Plus Mask

Function: Tone and reduce wrinkles (15 minutes)

– The Ä Plus Mask is prepared by mixing both phases and applying from the neck to the forehead, avoiding the eye area and lips. Leave on for 10-12 minutes and then remove with a few wipes and warm water (do not gesticulate or speak while you have the mask on for a better effect).

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7- Calming + Multivitamin Serum + Balance Tonic

Function: Relaxes and nourishes the skin (5 minutes)

– Both serums are mixed in equal parts and a slight massage is done by pressure at the end of treatment (in the driest skin, can be replaced by multi-vitamin serum hyaluronic).

You can see the spas and beauty centers that sell Sileä products and treatments in Spain at www.sileacosmetics.es

Optica Roma and Vogue Fashion´s Night Out Madrid

We start this new section with a video by Optica Roma (O´Donnell,11 Street) and Vogue Eyewear from Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.

See photos from the previous day at Optica Roma selecting sunglasses for the event next day.


Choosing Vogue Eyewear sunglasses 


After the Vogue professional make up session


At Vogue Fashion´s Night Out

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At VFNO14 with Vogue Eyewear sunglasses


Try image consulting the next time you are in Madrid, contact via the blog or at friendlymadrid@gmail.com

We hope you enjoy the video! Leave a comment, we’d love to know your opinion.

Thank you!!

Zamanda Pairing & Gastronomy

María Carmen and Félix Cabezudo are the owners of Zamanda Pairing & Gastronomy, a space designed to revolutionize the concept of gourmet food in Madrid.
Located at 14 Felix Boix Street, in the district of Chamartin, Zamanda is a gourmet boutique that sells unique products from around the world, offering an alternative to traditional shops and promoting the marriage of food and drink.
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When introducing a new product, María Carmen and Félix focus primarily on its uniqueness and try to offer excellent price/quality.
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Black Truffle Butter
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The offering is constantly being updated with over 500 products, of which 120 are wines and spirits. You can find products from gourmet bread (from two euros) to the most exclusive caviar (up to three thousand euros a kilo). Not only selling products that are hard to find in any other shop in the city, María Carmen and Félix also advise customers to help them find the perfect gift or just something to enjoy at home.
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Along with the wide range of foods, Zamanda offers a selection of wines, spirits, beer and cocktail accessories. Their slogan is differentiation and quality. The customer can taste special brands of beer, brandy, gin, whisky or wine many of them also they recommend how to pairing.
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Contact Details:

Zamanda Maridaje & Gastronomía

C/ Felix Boix, 14

28036 Madrid

Phone number: 91 084 29 52





From Monday to Friday 10:00 -20:00 horas
Saturday 10:00 -14:00 horas


Zamanda Maridaje & Gastronomía:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zamandamaridajeygastronomia

Twitter: @zamandamaridaje

Instagram: zamandamaridajeygastronomía



Dress Coke, the new Coca-Cola contest for young talent

Coca-Cola is committed to awarding spanish talent in a contest called Fashion Design Dress Coke aimed at young designers. The new image of the sales network Coca-Cola Iberian Partners will be chosen among the proposals received.

The contest Dress Coke was introduced at the SAMSUNG EGO event that has took place during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.


Phases of the competition

As of September 23,  young designers who want to participate must present their designs of a complete set of men’s and a women’s clothing, for both winter and summer. Contestants can sign up and see the requirements and contest rules on the contest website: www.dresscoke.com.

The closing of the contest is 9 November, when a jury will evaluate the candidates and elect five finalists, which will be reported in late November.

These five finalists will be given an allocation of 2,200 euros for the preparation of their proposals, which must be completed and sent to the organization before 4 January.

The finalists will be rewarded with the opportunity to develop their own designs in an event specially organized for this purpose and to participate in the communication campaign as an event finalist.

The jury of Leonor Perez Pita, director of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, designer Miguel Palacio and representatives of Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, will evaluate the five finalists’ proposals during the first half of January. Various criteria will be considered such as functionality, elegance and professionalism, as well a uniform that reflects the corporate concept of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and that their employees feel comfortable with and proud to wear.

In the words of Marta Bofill, Communications Manager of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, “the final decision will take into consideration the the responsible use of materials and sustainable fibers as well as traditional production methods”.

The winner will be announced during the month of February.

In addition, the finalist design will be the new uniform for over 1,000 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners sales people, the Coke Dress winner will receive a cash prize of  10,000 € and tuition for a course on design and fashion, worth 6,000 €.


About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the business world’s largest beverage company, refreshing its customers with more than 500 brands of carbonated and still beverages. Led by Coca-Cola, the most valued brand in the world, the portfolio of our company includes estimated at 15 billion dollars among them are Coca-Cola Light, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitamin water, Powerade brand Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, The Coca-Cola Company is the leading supplier of carbonated drinks, coffee and juices ready to drink. Through increased beverage distribution system in the world, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the company’s beverages at a rate of 1.800 million items served daily. With a strong commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that help reduce environmental impact, supporting a form of healthy, active living and creating a safe working environment for our partners, in addition to boosting economic development communities where they work. Together with their bottling partners, they are among the 10 leading private companies in the world with over 700,000 members.

About Coca-Cola Iberian Partners

Coca-Cola Partners Iberian is the bottler of Coca-Cola for Spain, Portugal and Andorra. The company manufactures and sells 24 brands of drinks and 69 products of The Coca-Cola Company, with a total of over 3,300 million liters. Coca-Cola Iberian Partners collaborates with many sporting, cultural and social events, for a total of about 20,000 events annually. It is constituted as a strategy to meet the needs of its nearly 400,000 customers, maintaining its commitment to society and the environment.

For more information: www.cocacolaiberianpartners.com



Bathing suits designer Dolores Cortés presented her collection for next summer at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid.


Inspired by Japanese culture, Tokyo, the manga universe and the samurai, Dolores Cortés showed off her swimsuits, bikinis and trikinis in pastel colors, like origami figures or pieces of black and red armor. The result is a modern and refined collection that integrates Japanese aesthetics in western culture.










Another year featuring exclusive pieces of jewelry from El Mito de Gea and striking yellow wedges by SixtySeven.

Accessories influenced by the art of origami. A mix of materials with combinations of gold plated metal and multi-colored motifs.


All the models wore ankle boots with high wedges and gold iridescent laminate design.


In the front row were many familiar faces, such as actresses Andrea Guasch, Ana Rujas, Alicia Sanz, Angela Cremonte, Eva Almaya, Lucía Ramos o Andrea Dueso with host Cristina Pedroche and Natalia Alvarez.


Roberto Torreta catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

Spring / Summer 2015 Roberto Torretta Collection is full of fresh air and new silhouettes that blend with a strong sense of craft.

Proportions are essential in this collection, and movement takes a leading role thanks to asymmetric and triangular cuts. The semi ruffles, and volume in the short dresses, tops and skirts, are the true novelty of this season. This trend is deployed to other garments apart at the seams of jackets, short and long sleeves, combined with extra-large pants.


In the selection of cotton fabrics Roberto Torretta combines pink crepe with blue silk, transparent embroidery to diffuse the figure. Floral motifs are also used as well as large blurred squares in black, mid gray, black and white digital prints and natural motifs.

For evening proposes fluid and stylized clothing, flared dresses.



We could not miss the material that makes the hallmark of Roberto Torretta: leather. This time the designer presented styles with volume and highlights palid tone.




The shoe collection, designed by Joaquim Ferrer exclusively for Roberto Torretta. Handmade leather shoes painted in terra-cotta tones and cocoa; heels with metallic appearance with crystals on velvet.


GLASSES Federópticos Roberto Torretta

SHOES Joaquim Ferrer Roberto Torretta

Bisutex and Madrid Joya

Organised by IFEMA, Bisutex and Madrid Joya, jewelry, fashion accessories and watches, will be held from 10 to 14 September at Feria de Madrid.

Around of 800 companies from 17 countries are participating in this fair with Portugal as special guest country.

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Intergift, Bisutex ,MadridJoya, MOMAD and catwalk Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid; five events that make Madrid Fair the largest global showcase of trends and a strategic meeting point for international collections of next season.

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Handbags and accessories by MAMBO Madrid

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New collections of jewelery and fashion for next autumn-winter. Inside Bisutex there are Archi Spaces, which concentrates the companies interested in promoting their brand; Minis is the greenhouse for young designers, Minis Glam, a distinct area where the most experienced companies share the most creative proposals in fashion, jewelery and accessories.

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New jewelery collection by designer Candela de Reina

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Original bracelets and pendants from Alma Me Gusta y Me Gusta

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Madrid Joya

Located in Hall 10, around which are the large companies and brands with custom presentation stands.

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Daniel Espinosa with his jewelry collection

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Salvatore Plata, another stand at Madrid Joya that you should not miss it

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Energizing uplifting diet

Vacations are a necessary break for the mind and body. Some people take this time to exercise, sleep and eat better because during their workday they just don’t have time.
After changing their schedule, sleep rhythm and eating habits during the holidays, vacationers are succeptible to post-holiday syndrome, which include symptoms of insomnia, irritability, apathy, anxiety, constipation appear. 
Maintaining a proper diet for the holidays that provides a source of vitamin C and antioxidants and energizers (fruits and vegetables) including food containing tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays an extremely important role in the body that affects (tryptophan is found inchocolate, eggs, milk, chickpeas, dates ..), a source of fiber (whole foods, bread, cereals, vegetables, fruits …), and an infusion of Omega 3, which is anti-inflammatory and whose function is to reduce high blood cholesterol by excesses in diet (oily fish, nuts …)
If diet symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and depression continue, you should consult with a primary care physician or nutritionist.
Example of a diet by HEDONAI:
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• Milk (best soy, almond or oat) with coffee or tea.
• 2 slices of bread or cereal that would bring fiber.
• Protein in the form of deli turkey, chicken, ham or eggs.
• Fruits rich in vitamin C: orange, kiwi, papaya, pineapple (diuretic).
• low-fat yogurt
• 3 to 5 nuts, uncooked almonds (containing Omega 3)
• First course:
o  Vegetables all versions. Cooked, grilled or salads 5 times a week.
o  1 day accompanied by vegetables (green pepper, onion and carrot)
o  1 day also with pasta or rice or salad vegetables
• Main course:
o  Red meat: beef, (max 2 times a week.)
o  Turkey or chicken rabbit, whitefish, blue … etc.
o  Herbal tea or digestive
• Fruit and yogurt
• If you have a lot of anxiety 1oz of black chocolate (75% purity at least) as a source of tryptophan
• First course: It would be appropriate for 15 days, take a cleansing broth (made from leeks, onions and celery)
• Main course: eggs, fish or chicken grilled and accompanied by vegetables (green peppers, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms)
• Relaxing Herbal Tea
About Hedonai
Hedonai was born in 2004, from a small Galician company founded in 1995, anticipating the demands of the sector, introduced in Spain Laser Hair Removal. Hedonai currently has 40 centers and presence in 26 Spanish cities and in Lisbon (Portugal). More than 180,000 people have relied on Hedonai for aesthetic solutions through effective and customized to each client Laser Hair Removal, Aesthetic Medicine, Dietetics and other cosmetic treatments treatments, all non-surgical.