This year I was sure that my Halloween costume would be Harley Quinn. I even bought the blue and pink hair pigments, the baseball bat and the wig. The only problem was that the wig was a online-late-night-half-asleep purchase and when it arrived it was…well yes…wait for it…TERRIBLE.
So not to feel discouraged I opted for my favorite movie ever: Black Swan. I love getting inspired in pop culture for my costumes. For the ones that have followed this blog since the beginning you know how much I love this movie (my 25th birthday party was Black Swan themed…thank you very much). I tried to replicate the makeup of the poster and I am writing this post with blood-red eyes since the black gel I used for the eyes was irritating AF and that came in really handy to complete the look.
Hope you guys have a wonderful Halloween ❤ 🙂
Two years ago, I was arriving at Barajas Airport in Madrid utterly scared and also excited to start a new life. Jimmy and I didn’t know what to expect since this was our first time in Madrid. We left behind so many things and felt heart-broken for many reasons.
I remember being scared to come here just for the reason that eventually I would have to leave again. But here we are two years later blending in this lovely city. I didn’t look back: I just said good-by to my family and left. No farewell parties, no calls, no social media “I-am-leaving” posts. We just took our things, our hopes and dreams and left for a better life.
So how can I manage to resume our two years here without making this a tremendous long post? With a list, obviously. 🙂
- Two years, two different apartments. Our first one sans elevator and the second one with a lovely terrace.
- I have two of my old friends from school here in Madrid, but in these past two years I have made incredible new ones. I am so grateful for that.
- We have built a solid video reel with all the things we have filmed since we got here.
- In two years we have changed from one music producer to another (It didn’t actually work out for us, but still keep in touch because they are good friends). Now Jimmy and I haven’t stopped making music because we found our music flow together and we are loving it. I hope to share some new music soon.
- Talking about music, I wrote a song for the SRF Eurovision Switzerland Song Contest and we made it to the final 6 from 400 people! It was an amazing experience!
- I traveled to Paris, Pisa, Zürich (two times) and Thessalonica (3 times). I also made a fast trip to Miami with my parents. These two years have been busaaay!
- Nina moved in with us last year and I was the happiest person on earth to have my little monster here.
- I finished the first draft of my book. It is still a work in progress but I am trying to squeeze the time to actually polish it.
- I work every single day to get what I want, I feel I have made such a big progress but there is still so much to do.
- Finally, I am still learning new things every day. Madrid, you still haven’t seen the best of me. 😉
I am having an awful time writing this post with one hand. Yes, you read correctly, one hand. My other hand (and arm) is wrapped up like a burrito-croissant making me look like a war survivor.
There I was in Greece, all Summer and glory in my second day climbing up a (very old ladder) reaching for some stuff up in the attic, and bam!!…two floors down and a broken arm. All my fabulous Summer plans flushed dramatically down the toilet. I don’t want to bore you with all the ER disasters and the excruciating pain that came after, the only thing I have to say is that I would never wish this pain upon anyone.
That being said, I am now 50% less productive; can’t work out, can’t write, no cooking or cleaning. I am trying to stay positive and look at the bright side (not hitting my head) and be productive trying to polish the songs we are recording for 12/20 since singing is the one thing I still can do with one arm.
Bare with me for the next couple of months since I won’t be able to post as much but will try to still keep you guys updated.
Big kiss to all of you ❤
PS: please be safe and climb ladders very carefully, the ER doctor told me that 40% of broken bones that he sees are because of stairs and ladders.
Tarata-tan… My birthday was this past Sunday! You guys know my excitement when it comes to my b-day (I don’t know if the excitement is going to last till I am 50) but meanwhile, I still get all bubbly and happy on June 5th.
My sister is staying with us so she and Jimmy made sure I had a wonderful time. We had pre-party drinks at home with friends (with two cakes y’all) and then went dancing.
This year is going to be my last 20’s year so……… I am going to make the best of it!
My petit pois is in Madrid!
Our usual pose: me smooching Jimmy
Gifts from Jimmy, Stefi, Ivan, Maria Teresa and Juan
My cute succulent from Laura and Alejandro 🙂
My gree tea, gluten-free, lactose-free cake brought by my lovely friends Maria Teresa and Juan 🙂 Isn’t this the prettiest cake you have ever seen?
I wanted to make a different kind of travel post so after stalking people on YouTube I got the (brilliant) idea to try to do a travel vlog for this trip.
I have to confess I was kind of skeptical about this whole vlog thing but it was actually fun and I got to capture tons of footage for you guys.
So here it is! Hope you like it 🙂
As you can see, the banner of this blog got upgraded darling! Oh yeah.
I always imagined a creative and fun logo but never found the right person to explain my ideas. Until I met Jimmy’s friend Alejandro Palma. He is the most talented graphic designer I have ever met and also an incredible person. Not to mention his also talented and sweet girlfriend Laura with whom I enjoy spending time with when she comes to visit.
I sat down with Alejandro and explained what I wanted. He got the idea right away and I am in love with the new logo and banner. I told him I wanted a clean and fun logo and most of all it had to have something to do with lemons. (Don’t you love the cute little drops in the L ?)
If you ever find yourself needing a kick-ass logo for your own you can contact Alejandro: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here some of his work:
I remember how small she was when she was born: she used to hold my finger with her whole hand.
I remember how she looked at me the first time I took her in my arms; fragile and sweet .
I am blessed not only to have a beautiful sister but also to have a best friend.
She’s got my back and I am here to catch her every time she falls.
I am so proud of this little girl who has turned into a classy, gorgeous and intelligent lady.
Happy birthday Stefi, may you have a wonderful day filled with love and joy!
I love you! ❤