June 26, 2014
Google Android Lawn

Google Android Lawn

June 26, 2014


Someone once told me that the best place to work in the world was Google and after visiting their HQ in Mountain View, CA I had no doubt that this was true. The statues are based on the code names for versions of Google's Android mobile operating system, which are named after desserts. Imagine how cool would it be to ride one of those cute colorful bikes around your workplace everyday?

Apart from this, Google employees get many other perks. Give employees enough reasons to stick around and you'll likely see productivity go up. Why would you want to head home when everything you need is at work? Free haircuts, fully equiped gyms, table tennis, billiards or foosball are among their benefits.

Would you like to work for a company like this? What's your dream job?
Let me know on the comments below.

Cristina xo 


June 23, 2014
Macarons in Madrid

Macarons in Madrid

June 23, 2014


I'm going to be a busy bee for the next few days. Which means I won't be working on the blog as much as I'd like to or won't have time to relax and indulge in little pleasures such as coffee with macarons.

The good news is that the summer holidays are coming soon and I have tons of projects in mind for the blog, so stay tunned!

By the way, if you are looking for macarons in Madrid, Moulin Chocolat (Alcalá, 77) is the place to go. They are the best I've had in Spain so far. They have all the flavors you can imagine and you can also chose the presentation whether you want them in long boxes -like in the photo above- or square ones.

Have a great week and thanks for reading,
Cristina xo
June 16, 2014
Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

June 16, 2014









Hearst Castle is my favorite place in California and one of my favorite places in the world. It's how I've always imagined paradise to be like. Resting on a hilltop of California's Santa Lucia Mountains, Hearst Castle commands a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and San Simeon Bay. It is half-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles (about a 4h drive from either city). Casa Grande features 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools, walkways surrounded by beautiful flowers and the world's largest private zoo. Most rooms are furnished with an impressive collection of Spanish and Italian antiques and art. The outdoor pool is called the Neptune Pool and the indoor one is the Roman Pool. I could hardly keep myself from jumping in the pool during the tour!

Most of the buildings were designed by San Francisco architect Julia Morgan for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. The Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California in 1957. Since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours.

If you are in California, visit the castle if you get the chance, I assure you it's totally worth it.
Have a great Monday and thanks for reading,
Cristina xo