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

 

Trench coat

Hello from South Africa!

How’s your weekend going? Around here we are going non-stop while we discover new places and organizing visits around Cape Town, beautiful and fascinating places that I will tell you about very soon.

I imagine that at this stage of the summer, you are still enjoying your holidays with great weather. Over here, it is the opposite end of the seasons, in the middle of winter, though it’s not that cold and we are looking forward to spring.

The look that I will show you today is for those days that start to get chilly, but are still not cold enough for a jacket.

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The trench coat with new material and structure is without doubt one of the trends for this autumn.

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We will see these coats in earth colors, kaki, black and beige. I chose one in a green military tone from STRADIVARIUS that appeared very easy to match and what’s more, to change a bit from the typical colors of the wardrobe standards of beige or black.

 

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Sunglasses from DSQUARED.

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I combined the trench in two ways, one option being more informal, with a tie-die sweater with stripes in beige and white from MANGO.

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And the other option is a fine black sweater from MANGO that adding an accessory like this neckless, gives a more dressed up look.

Sunglasses by VOGUE EYEWEAR.

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Boots with laces by ZARA, from a few years ago, but they are still worn a lot and we will see them again this Autumn-Winter.

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Hope you liked this look. In the next posts, I will tell you about my life in South Africa and show you some beautiful places that I have visited.

HAPPY SUNDAY!

The designer Cristina Piña presents her Spring-Summer 2015 collection

The designer Cristina Piña presents her 10th collection with the essence of a Mediterranean summer.

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Here Comes The Sun” highlights white color, prints and flowers.

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Delicate folk style where short and long dresses with asymmetrical cuts and ruffles are the protagonists.

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Day outfits with versatile fabrics that can also fit at night, thanks to the meticulous baguette pailettes and crystal rhinestones mounted by hand.

Friendly-Madrid-Cristina-Piña-Spring-Summer-2015Materials such as linen, organic cotton and georgette. Prints herbs, orange, peppermint, lavender and flowers like peony, lavender, crape myrtle.

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For more information:

http://shop.cristinapina.es

Chantelle New Collection Autumn-Winter 2014

The French fashion firm returns to its origins with pieces made from fabrics of the moment, craft lace, satin, embroidery reminiscent of corsets centuries old.

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CH-1749-0A-MERCI_Tanga-PS1The new collection is inspired by an urban woman who loves lingerie but does not want to give up comfort; pieces of craftsmanship that ensure a perfect fit and while remaining invisible.

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Cool green for the “Graphique” line, combines legendary blue signature floral motifs with a resolutely modern style.

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The famous geisha grey –caracteristic of the brand, filled with elegance and softness of the “Aurore” line, is also present.

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Bright red and ultra feminine for the “Superbe” series, which offers all the design expertise of Chantelle for women with generous breasts.

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Gold and black for the “Palazzo” line, an ode to “The Thousand and One Nights”, the perfect line for holidays like New Year.

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140 years at the service of women

In the late nineteenth century, the company that later would lead to Chantelle was created. At that time, the feminine silhouette lived daily with corsets trying to crush any hint of feminine curvature.

Chantelle, a name invented by the grandfather of Claude Kretz (creator of the band that catapulted the success the firm) in 1912, resembled one of the names of an American fashion label after the Second World War, Chantal.

After five generations in the hands of the same family, Chantelle continues to create the most sophisticated and cutting edge women’s lingerie.

The new Visionlab store in Madrid

Visionlab has opened their flagship store in Madrid. Calle de Preciados,27.
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The store has the latest technology in eyecare: over 480 square meters on two floors, where visitors receive personalized advice by specialists on both their vision and aesthetics.
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Some of the attendees Martha Casado y Jesús Reyes from Cool Hunting Madrid and Victoria Lorenzo, founder of Friendly Madrid.
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Before buying glasses one must look at the physiognomy of the face, eyes and hair color, nose type and skin tones.
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At the Visionlab Sun Fashion Day 2014, sunglasses of all types were on display: mirrored, sophisticated, transparent, sports lenses with 100% protection grapes, vintage, wood, round shape, cat eye, camouflage. 
 
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There were sunglasses with velvet rims, fluorescent colors (green, orange, fuchsia and yellow), mirrored lenses, retro touches, animal prints and wooden frames.
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Visionlab also sells prescription glasses with a clear urban style. Good for any occasion, either for the office or parties or bright summer colors.
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Anthony Vaccarello, the new celebrity designer

If we could dream for a moment and choose a sexy design to go to a party, without a doubt, we would choose the young designer Anthony Vaccarello http://www.anthonyvaccarello.com

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Born September 4th, 1982 in Brussels, Belgium of Italian descent, he was awarded at the Hyeres Festival in 2006 and then spent two years working at Fendi with Karl Lagerfeld. In 2008 Vaccarello founded his own brand under his own name.

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Vaccarello’s designs are very feminine, emphasizing curves. His dresses are often asymmetric, with rocker style, using leather, metal and colors such as white, black and red.

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And these are our favorites:

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What do you think about these dresses? Would you dare to wear them?