Casa Decor 2017

Del 10 de mayo al 18 de junio, se ha celebrado en Madrid Casa Decor 2017. En su 25 aniversario, Casa Decor ha logrado reunir a consagrados interioristas junto con nuevas promesas de la decoración.

En el barrio de los Jerónimos, un edificio de viviendas señoriales, en la calle Antonio Maura, 8 ha sido el elegido para acoger este año Casa Decor. Construido en 1900, responde a la típica arquitectura burguesa madrileña de principios del silo XX. Una de las características más reseñables de este inmueble son sus dos fachadas: la principal, hacia la calle de Antonio Maura, y la posterior a Méndez Núñez.

La casa se encuentra en excelente estado de conservación, y se pueden apreciar elementos de la construcción original: suelos de madera, chimeneas de mármol, carpintería de puertas y ventanas, cerrajerías de bronce y latón, etc.

Los 2.800 m2 del edificio están distribuidos en siete plantas: bajo, principal, cuatro pisos y un quinto con buhardillas y una pequeña terraza. Se han creado 68 espacios decorados, de dimensiones reales y acordes con las estancias de una vivienda auténtica.

Los proyectos en esta edición han sido creados por grandes equipos de interioristas de diferentes puntos de la geografía española.

A continuación os muestro algunos de los espacios que más me han gustado.

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Sin duda, el gran protagonista de la temporada es el color azul en toda su gama cromática, el color verde, los motivos botánicos y los elementos vegetales.

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Los tonos dorados, amarillos e incluso el mostaza se revelan como colores complementarios en cojines, tapizados y piezas ornamentales.

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En esta edición también hemos visto techos y paredes con dibujos geométricos creados con molduras, o revestidos con papeles pintados, tela y paneles. Muy presentes también el mármol, los terciopelos y las sedas. El estilo Mid Century se incorpora en mobiliario, accesorios y tonalidades.

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En resumen, una edición ecléctica, con mucho color, toques metalizados (dorado, plata y cobre), superficies recubiertas con diversos materiales y sofisticados proyectos de iluminación.

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Louis Vuitton Foundation

Hello from Paris!

Those who follow us on social networks have seen that we are spending a few days in Paris.

Recently the Louis Vuitton Foundation was inaugurated and we decided to go see for ourselves.

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To buy a ticket (16 euros) you can buy online or at the foundation.

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There is a mini bus that leaves every 15 minutes from near the Champs-Elysées and drops you off at the Foundation (1 euro each way).

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The exhibition we saw was on pop art and music, with works by Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Marina Abramovic among other famous artists. Most impressive though is the building, built by the well known architect Frank Gehry, of Guggenheim fame. Enjoy the views of Paris from the roof deck.

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Inside the Foundation, there is a restaurant, Le Frank and also a book-shop.

Adress: 8, Avenue de Mahatma Gandhi

Bois de Boulogne- 75116- Paris

Schedule: 10h a 20h 

Boulders Beach, Langebaan & Hermanus

Hello!! As I mentioned in the previous post, we’ve been visiting many places around Cape Town during the weekends. Here we tell you about a few of the special places we’ve visited: Boulders Beach, Langebaan and Hermanus.

Boulders Beach is an African penguin colony and is part of Table Mountain National Park.

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Hours: 8 am to 18: 30h

Price: adults R60 and R30 under twelve.

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Langebaan, a small town about 100 km west of Cape Town, is popular with wind sport enthusiasts. There is a beautiful lagoon with regular wind for sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing. The lagoon is also home to 360 species of birds.

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In 1976 the lagoon became a protected area and was subsequently declared a National Park.

We recommend this hotel and restaurant:

http://www.windtown-sa.com

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There are several restaurants and bars around town with decks overlooking the lagoon.

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Hermanus is a small town along the Garden Route, known as the Whale Coast, since in winter and spring it is common to see many whales.

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For accommodation we recommend:

www.hermanusbeachvilla.co.za

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There are many good restaurants in this pretty port town. We liked having breakfast overlooking the ocean at The Burgundy. For dinner we recommend Fisherman’s Cottage, very welcoming and cozy. In the afternoon or after dinner, try the Tapas Bar for a drink, with live music on weekends.

 

Visiting Jordan Wine Estate Stellenbosch

Hi guys! How’s it being ‘back at school’? A few weeks ago I arrived in South Africa and it seems like yesterday, time is flying!

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We’re exploring new places around Cape Town, and on one of our trips out, we visited Stellenbosch and the JORDAN winery.

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A beautiful place where you can stay in a cozy hotel and enjoy breathtaking views across the valley. 

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The winery organizes visits of its cellars and you can do a tastings for a reasonable price, which is waived if you purchase bottles at the shop. 

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We suggest that visit during the morning, from Cape Town it takes approximately 40 minutes depending on traffic, and do a drive around the countryside, do a wine tasting and visit the vineyards. Afterwards, have lunch in one of the restaurants at the winery. Here are our recommendations:

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The Bakery

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We tried The Bakery restaurant which is less formal and has a terrace with impressive views over the lake. The food was very good and reasonably priced.

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The look I chose for the day was a black legging with black v-neck shirt. Sunglass by NorthWeek. Shoes by Polo Ralph Lauren in beige and black. Bag in beige by The Lunch Bag.

If you visit South Africa definitely try to visit this winery, one of our top recommendations for activities around Cape Town.

Have a great week.

Victoria

 

Travel looks

Summer has arrived and with it long holidays weekend escapes.

We propose several easy looks for your travels, accentuating comfort. Adapt your style to local customs and traditions.

Remember if you need outfit advice contact us at friendlymadrid@gmail.com or via the CONTACT section.

 

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