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Librerías de mi vida: Madrid

New releases, second-hand books to be recycled and re-read, rare and unique books, illustrated books, Latin American books, French books, poetry books, book related stuff, these nice bookshops have everything… and for different circumstances, right now, these are the bookshops of my life (Part I).

Filomena, en fotos

Filomena, la borrasca que generó la nevada más grande en por lo menos 50 años en Madrid, en dos días de fotografías: sábado y domingo. Como dice la canción: yesterday was dramatic, today is okay. …

MANZANARES EL REAL Y LA PEDRIZA

At the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama, on the shore of the Santillana reservoir and surrounded by the Regional Park of the Upper Basin of the Manzanares River (part of the Biosphere Reserve), lies …

SAN ISIDRO EN EL RETIRO

Las celebraciones de San Isidro, patrón de Madrid, son un recordatorio de que ¡ya estamos casi en la mitad del año! Y de alguna manera dan comienzo al ambiente de fiesta, caluroso y musical que caracteriza …

MERCADO DE MOTORES

  In the lovely Museo del Ferrocarril, the second weekend of every month a nice, diverse bunch of farmers, bakers, artisans, food trucks, vintage clothes, furniture and object sellers, musicians, and cool invites, come together for …

It’s Rooftop Time: Madrid

If there’s one thing people from Madrid are really proud of is the city’s sky. That shade of blue is absolutely unforgettable, it’s deep and intense and shinny and it’s always there, even during winter time …

MADRID’S PARQUE DEL OESTE

    If you’ve been to Madrid or have been investigated about this wonderful city, probably El Retiro Park is already in your bucket list, and of course you should visit that dreamy place, but …

ARCO 2018: A FEW ARTWORKS

  The end of February in Madrid is devoted to art. The city holds ARCO, it’s most famous contemporary art fair and city fills up with many alternative art encounters from Urvanity (this year held at the …

LAS FIESTAS DE LA PALOMA EN MADRID

  Every summer Madrid celebrates a great deal of street summer parties, being the Fiesta de la Virgen de La Paloma the biggest and the most famous. It has all the ingredients of every great …

LA ROSALEDA DEL PARQUE DEL OESTE

In our Unconventional Musts Madrid minimap one of the featured spots is the Parque del Oeste. Carola, editor of the minimap says about it: “This lovely park is usually overlooked by people who often choose …

MADRID BY SUSIE LOMOVITZ

    When I was looking for photographs for the Madrid Bookstores With A Charm minimap I couldn’t help to think of my good friend Susana who besides being an amazing yoga teacher, designer, baby …

Bookstores With A Charm : Madrid

Four hundred years ago Miguel de Cervantes died leaving his very well known Character “Don Quixote” as a legacy for the future times. That very same year, 1616, Shakespeare passed away leaving a full compendium …

THE BUEN RETIRO PARK

  If you’re traveling to Madrid sometime soon to enjoy these early spring days, we for sure can recommend a couple of unconventional things to do, but there’s also a very conventional, even cliché one, …

JustMAD @ COAM

  This last week Madrid was all about art because while the biggest Spanish art fair, ARCO was in town there were a lot of alternative proposals. JustMAD was one of them and this year it was …

NYT’S EUROPE FAVORITE STREETS

The New York Times contributors in 12 different cities describe their favorite streets (and one river!) in 12 iconic European cities: Paris, Lisbon, London, San Sebastián, Madrid, Bern, Milan, Istanbul, Oslo, Vienna and Prague. All …

ILLUSTRATOR: VICTORIA FERNÁNDEZ

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela in a Mexican-Spanish family. Currently based in Madrid where she works as independent illustrator /animator /set designer/ piñata maker.  Victoria is also one of the Illustrators and also one …