New beauty products winter 2015-16

Agua Refrescante Rose de Vigne de Caudalie

Nueva agua refrescante Rose de Vigne que se presenta en cofre con crema para manos y uñas Rose de Vigne (30ml), gel de ducha Rose de Vigne (50ml) y agua refrescante Rose de Vigne (50ml).

Una fragancia deliciosa y fresca de rosa con notas aciduladas de ruibarbo.

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A-DERMA AVOINE RHEALBA

Crema ultra-reparadora anti-marcas para pieles alteradas después de intervenciones dermatológicas superficiales y alteraciones de la epidermis que pueden dejar marcas cutáneas (cara y cuerpo).

Gracias a su activo patentado el CICAHYALUMIDE, acelera la reparación de la piel. La textura, invisible y no pegajosa, de fácil aplicación, deja la piel suave e hidratada.

Consejos de utilización: Aplicar 1 a 2 veces al día, localmente o sobre una zona extensa.

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Wet n Wild amplía su colección de sombras de ojos, con tres nuevos colores para este invierno: Suede, azul intenso; Unchained, gris perla; y Cheeky, rosa.

La fórmula de estas sombras de ojos incorpora tecnología de silicona y densidad de perla que le aporta una pigmentación duradera. La textura es ligera, lo que evita que se cuartee el color y permite, además, difuminar el tono según quieras un look sutil o más marcado.

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Un lápiz con doble función, en uno de sus extremos tiene un pequeño cepillo con suaves cerdas y en el otro lado, un perfilador con color para corregir el trazo y si es necesario cubrir pequeñas calvas. Se presenta en dos tonos: Blonde Moments (marrón claro) y Brunettes Do It Better (marrón oscuro).

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Un lápiz elaborado a partir de ceras de abejas, para los pelos rebeldes de las cejas. Contiene aceite de ricino para hidratar y evitar la obstrucción de los folículos; y cera de carnauba que aporta brillo. Esta fórmula en stick consigue definir y fijar la forma perfecta de las cejas y el efecto dura todo el día.

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Wet n Wild Cherry Picking

Este labial en color marsala ha sido diseñado para que permanezca hasta cuatro horas. Su formulación incorpora microesferas hilaurónicas que se adhieren a los labios para que el color perdure intacto. De acabado semimate, se desliza con facilidad y aporta hidratación gracias a extractos de plantas marinas, con coenzima Q10, vitamina A y vitamina E.

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Montes de Galicia restaurant in Madrid

Opened in 1997 by Jose Espasandín, the restaurant Montes de Galicia in Calle Azcona, 41, has recently been renewed and the decoration brings together into one space cuisine and cocktails. The restaurant also offers an extensive menu of snacks and wine in the bar area.

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Commanding the kitchen is chef Josevi Mendez (who has worked in restaurants such as Rita Sibarita and Granvía Uno, and alongside chefs as Ramon Freixá), providing a creative touch to dishes without losing their Galician roots.

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The decoration, by interior design studio Denys & Von Arend, bears in mind the spirit of Galicia, with a modern twist. Tradition is expressed through decorative elements like white and blue ceramic tiles, a landscaped courtyard, large shelves and thoughtful lighting.

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The space and the food transport you to the north of Spain, market products and traditional Galician recipes made with cutting-edge techniques.
 
We recommend first snacking at the bar, trying the homemade pie of sardines with tomato and lemon and octopus (pulpo a feira) with Picual extra virgin olive oil.

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Antonio (the maître) of the restaurant) recommended an excellent Rioja called El Puntido.
Now in winter there’s nothing better than a Galician soup, followed by fillet of beef with roast potatoes, candied cherry tomatoes with herb butter or wheat beer tempura tacos of hake.

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For dessert try the Galician cheese pie and crepe with cream, two homemade desserts that impress.
 
The quality of the food to say the least is very good and the service attentive, while the impeccable décor transports you to the north of Spain. Good value for money.

MONTES DE GALICIA

C/ Azcona, 46. 28028 Madrid

Schedule

Bar area from 8 to 01:00 Kitchen 13:30 to 16:00 and 20:30 to 00:00. Closed Monday night

Reservations

913552786 y 913614933 / http://losmontesdegalicia.com

Price

35 Euros

 

The Green Shelters

A few days ago we discovered The Green Shelters, a new concept of mind and body detox experience to reconnect yourself and to improve physical and mental well-being.

The Green Shelters is the result of John Arance’s vision. Born in Spain and living part of his life in Paris, after developing his career in the fashion industry as head of Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Lanvin’s accessories collection, in  2014 he decided to change his life and to create his dream retreat.

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The practice of disciplines such as yoga and meditation plays a fundamental role in The Green Shelters experience. Both are effective in managing stress, improving well-being and facilitating energy recovery. The retreat also includes courses such as pilates, personal training, tai chi…

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During retreats there are also workshops on cooking, art and themed evenings with conferences.

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Each attendee can personalize his or her day with a selection of activities according to personal preferences.

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The overall objective is to take care of yourself, and to lead a full and healthy life that brings into balance body and spirit.

If you want to attend one of the next retreats being organized, check out the following website for more information: thegreenshelters.com

 

La Jefa, new restaurant in Madrid

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Last weekend we went to La Jefa, a new restaurant located in Calle Recoletos,14 Madrid.

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Open all day with different plates such as stir fry, traditional cuisine or tapas.

Weekends you can try their brunch from 11h to 16h for 19,90 euros:

  • CESTA DE PAN
    selección de panes artesanos de masa madre
  • CESTA DE BOLLERÍA
    elegir dos piezas entre: croissant, napolitana, cronut y caracol de pasas

Primero a elegir

  • YOGUR ECOLÓGICO
    con muesli y fruta fresca de temporada
  • DIM SUM
    de langostinos y apio al vapor
  • DOS HUEVOS COMO QUIERAS
    fritos, revueltos, escalfados, en tortilla o pasados
  • CACHAPA
    tortita de maíz dulce con mermelada de frutos rojos y queso fresco
  • TABLA DE JAMÓN Y QUESO
    jamón ibérico y selección de quesos

Segundo a elegir

  • CHAPATA
    con roast beef, canónigos y salsa de mostaza picante
  • AREPITAS DE POLLO
    con huevo frito de codorniz
  • HAMBURGUESA DE VACA
    con cebolla caramelizada, pak choy y queso idiazábal
  • SANDWICH ATLÁNTICO
    pan de algas y atún fresco a la plancha con mayo-japo
  • QUESADILLA DE POLLO MECHADO
    con ceviche de aguacate y tomate confitado
  • MOLLETE PREÑAO
    con huevos pericos y salchicha cocida

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A large room with cozy and stylish decor. Just opened a few months ago so not yet crowded however here is the phone number and mail to reserve just in case:

+34 916 217 674

reservas@lajefamadrid.com

Have you visited this restaurant? Love to know your opinion.

All the best,

Victoria

 

 

 

Back in Madrid

Happy 2016 to everyone, I hope you’ve started the year very well!!

Now I’m back in Madrid after starting the year in Paris. It’s great to be back in Spain with family and friends. Spending the last six months in South Africa was an incredible experience and I have only good memories of my time in Cape Town. Although I didn’t know at the beginning what it would be like to live there, Cape Town is a wonderful, cosmopolitan city and a great place to live. In addition to traveling to beautiful places and meeting amazing people, I had the opportunity to work at Condé Nast. 

Just landed in Madrid now I am discovering new places that I highly recommend. I will tell you more about them in future posts and in social networks @FriendlyMadrid 

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Yesterday I was having breakfast in a new café, Fonty.

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A couple of years ago the owners opened their first cafe in Calle Castelló,12 and recently opened another in Calle Juan Bravo, 41.
The decor is cozy and modern.

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I highly recommend their cakes, my favorite is the classic butter croissant and intense crisp tart with lemon cream and Italian meringue. Spectacular.

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For a winter day, I choose this look:

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Caramel coat at Bimba y Lola.
Jacket Best Mountain.
Black suede fringed skirt ZARA.
Booties with studs on the heel ZARA.
Blue sunglasses Calvin Klein.
Bag Elizabeth and James at Net a Porter.
Tomorrow I’ll show you a new restaurant for brunch, very cool.