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.

Eat & drink in Madrid: our selection

NAKEIMA

C/ Meléndez Valdés, 54.
Telephone number : 620 70 93 99.
One of the hottest restaurants in Madrid. Open at 9pm, no reservations so go early and don’t be surprised if there are already people waiting.
The space is modern with open kitchen, a bar with stools for 10-12 people, the menu is on a blackboard.
The food is Asian fuision cuisine from quality Iberia nigiri, garlic shrimp, dim sum, yakitori and spring rolls all delicious and inexpensive.
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SAPOREM
C/ Ventura de la Vega, 5
Tel. for booking: 914 20 44 74
This new tapas bar and restaurant located in Barrio de las Letras has a cozy decor and a remarkable covered terrace with live music.
We recommend the leek cocotte with Edam and Parmesan cheese, salmon tartare with broccoli and mild or spicy steak tartar.
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FONTY
C/ Castelló, 12
Telephone number: 917526586
High-end French pastries have just landed in the Salamanca district.
Modern, sophisticated and homely coffee with its own bakery and shop. All products are made on site and are of high quality.
We recommend the lemon cream tart with Italian meringue and strudel with vanilla cream.
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LE CABRERA COCKTAIL & GASTROBAR
C/ Bárbara de Braganza, 2
Tel. for booking: 913199457
A tapas bar on the top floor and cocktail lounge on the lower floor.
The perfect place for an afterwork drink or after dinner near the lovely Plaza Salesas. The price of a cocktail is around 12 euros. Le Cabrera has a relaxed after work atmosphere.
Try some of the best cocktails in Madrid including the mango mojito.
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