May 21, 2014
Preppy in the Park

Preppy in the Park

May 21, 2014







I adore skirts, they are so feminine and flirty. I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it, the navy bow on the side adds a perfect finishing touch while making it less casual and more chic. I'm wearing it with a basic white top since I felt the skirt needs to stand out.

The photos were taken at El Retiro park, one of my favorite places in Madrid. It was a gorgeous day. I can't wait for the summer to have this weather permanently!

Have a great day and thanks for your comments,
Cristina xo
May 12, 2014
Photo Diary: Aranjuez Palace & Gardens

Photo Diary: Aranjuez Palace & Gardens

May 12, 2014





































Aranjuez is a magical and majestic place. It is a real pleasure to walk through its huge and beautiful gardens during the spring which make you believe you have gone back in time to the 18th century.

Its Royal Palace was commisioned by Philip II and designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera, who also designed El Escorial. It was completed during the reign of Ferdinand VI by the mid-18th century.

Inspired by the palace gardens, Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo wrote the Concierto de Aranjuez. Listen to it if you get the chance, it's magnificent! The music attempts to take the listener through sounds of nature in and around the gardens during the period in which it was written.

The last two photos are my favorite rooms from the Palace. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take pictures inside, so those photos are not mine. However, I thought it was essential to share with you their extraordinary beauty.

The town of Aranjuez is located 42km south of Madrid. Next time you are there make sure you take a tour around it. It's definitely worth it.

Have a lovely week everyone. Thanks for reading : )
Cristina xo