31 ago. 2013

TODAY I LIKE ... TARTAN

If you read fashion magazines you will have long noticed that tartan is a fashion trend this year: nearly every store is doing their take this autumn! My latest acquisition from Zara is this gorgeous checked soft scarf (17,95€). Believe me: it's suuuper soft!! It's also quite big - and long - so it will come really handy when it gets cold here in Madrid so I can wrap myself up in it as if it were a blanket :) This will be my first autumn in Madrid... They sat it gets really cold here, much more than in Barcelona... Better be prepared for it!!



TODAY I LIKE ... MAD ABOUT THE BOY

Hello!!! I guess most of you read "Bridget Jones Diary" (Helen Fielding) 14 years ago - OMG has it been that long?! I must confess I watched the film first and then I read the book 3 years later. It was one of my first books on English so I had to stop and look up words in the Collins Dictionary all the time... But I liked it! Not my fave book but it was something different. I bought it in Paris while doing the Interrail with my friends the summer before University (sigh!)... Those were really good times ;-)

So back to the book! I was so excited to discover there's a new Bridget book coming soon: "Mad about the boy" will be published on 10 October 2013.

Which are the main differences? Well, the  first one is that there's a  baby in it (the "boy" in the title is probably her son: Helen Fielding revived Bridget for a series of columns in The Independent 7 years ago - the story concluded with her having a baby boy with Daniel Cleaver and inspired a third film which is due to be shot this year). Then there's Social Media: Bridget is no longer writing her diary but a blog, and is using Facebook and Twitter as well! And of course look at her in the cover of the book: she is skinny!! So maybe she is not counting calories any more :)

You can pre order your book in Amazon now. Enjoy your day!!





27 ago. 2013

TODAY I LIKE ... CANDY ARRANGED BY COLOR

I recently found this beautiful photo series  online called "Sugar Series" by Emily Blincoe (@thuglifeforevs). I wanted to share it with you all because it's fascinating to admire isn't it? Actually I think it would look lovely as a print collection at home :) You can buy them here (thesewoods.com). Yummy!!












26 ago. 2013

TODAY I LIKE ... KRISPROLLS FROM SWEDEN

Hello!! What do you usually have your tea/coffee with? I like eating something "solid" with my morning coffee and afternoon tea, but of course I can't have cakes, muffins or chocolate cookies everyday :( So I eat Krispolls instead! Have you ever tried them?



My parents have bought Krisprolls for years. It's a Swedish product - you know I love Sweden! It's a crunchy and delicious toast, fresh and healthy, great to dip in your tea and perfect as a midday snack. You can top it up with almost everything: butter, ham, cream cheese, nutella,... I love its taste and crunchiness. 90 calories for 2 pieces. Enjoy!!!

PS What I love most about this product is that it's soooo satiating! I have just 2 Krisprolls and have enough energy until midday ;-)


24 ago. 2013

TODAY I LIKE ... BEST SUMMER READS 2013

OK so the truth is summer is actually coming to an end so I guess I should have written this post in early June if I really wanted it to be useful... So you could have followed my recommendations and read these books while on holidays!! Anyway, I do believe we should read all year round so today I'm sharing you 2 books I've TRULY enjoyed reading this summer - and I have read half a dozen, so these are really good, they are probably in my top15... Time will say!

First comes a book that hasn't been published in English... Yet. It would be something like "The truth about Harry Quebert's case", by Joël Dicker (I've attached a pic of him because I find him very cute, and he's only 28). 30 years ago, in a beautiful little town in New Hampshire, a 15 year old girl alled Nola goes missing. The book tells her story. If you love crime & mistery books you will love it. It's the book everyone's talking about, go read it before it becomes a world wide bestseller. I bet Hollywood will turn it into a big movie in no time!




My second recommendation is for one of my fave writers ever: Lisa Jewell. I have read all of her books, starting with the unforgettable "Ralph's party". Many people name her a "chick lit" author but the truth is her writing has evolved as she  has grown older - wow, or maybe as I've grown older as well! Mind you, I love chick lit and I jump at anyone who dares critizise these kind of books! But sometimes I like to read something different and Lisa's talent to develop so compelling stories is so big that she has a top-top place in my list of fave authors in the world :) Her latest novel, "The house we grew up in" is just amazing. It's about family, about the past and the present, about forgiveness, about life in general and feelings in particular. You literally can't stop reading. Beautiful.

I hope you will be able to trust me and give these books the opportunity they deserve :) 


TODAY I LIKE ... SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND!


Don't you think this gold iPhone case is absolutely beautiful?!! I'm in love :) In case anyone feels the same, it's available in Harrods Technology (third floor).