Style tips for organizing your closet

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You may think that to be chic and stylish you need to have large amounts of clothing in your closet. However, today you will see that this habit can become a mistake, a way of making more difficult a typical question that we will always ask ourselves: what should I wear today?

Therefore, make a good selection of useful and quality clothing will be your best option to always be on trend. This is the reason why today we want to show you some tips to have a chic closet.

To do this, we would like to introduce you to a key concept: the capsule wardrobe method. Although it is used by many lifestyle and fashion influencers, it was invented in the 1970s by the dressmaker Susie Faux, owner of the London boutique Wardrobe. It mainly consists of choosing some basic garments that do not go out of style and later improve them a little with others clothes that are a little more trendy.

Advantages of a good organization of your closet:

  • You will have clothes that are really comfortable and make you feel good.
  • You will buy less items but you will invest in their quality. Less is more.
  • Although the number of garments is more limited, it will be much easier to make combinations than before, with so many clothes, maybe you could not imagine. Therefore, your creativity will reach levels that you never suspected before.
  • Without went out of fashion, you can better establish your own personal style.
  • In a world where it is increasingly to carry out sustainable actions, this measure favours the reduction in consumption, which always benefits the environment.

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Tips for organizing your closet .

Analyze what you have.

This is essential. We cannot take a first step if we are not aware of what we have. Sometimes this can be a tough task if we have a pile of clothing but it is the most necessary starting point.

Your lifestyle and personal taste are key aspects. Think about it to make the selection.

It would not be realistic to fill our closet with party dresses, for example, if we do not go to one of them daily, for example. It is very important to be aware that as much as we like a garment, we must adapt the closet to our normal activity. We should choose work clothes and weekend outfits that represent us and with which we feel good. That is why there is no list of clothes that everyone can follow. Your closet will depend on you and how you live your life.

Decide on a color palette that suits you.

We usually dress in a small number of colors. It is part of our style and we almost do it unconsciously. In any case, you have to think about the colour palette you prefer and choose clothes with these tones. They don’t necessarily have to be basics colours such as black, white, gray and beige. Choose some neutrals tones and some complementary ones, but they should be the ones that you really like and with which it is easier for you to combine pieces of colothing.

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Moment of truth: select the main clothes.

Looking at the three previous steps, get those clothes that represent you and that are within the chosen color palette of all you have in your closet. A useful advice at this point is to pick up pieces of timeless fabrics. For example, probably you will not be able to use a too thick sweater in many occasions. If they are also difficult to clean, you will end up getting tired..

Get rid of everything you haven’t choose.

This may be the most painful point of all but it is useless to accumulate clothes that no longer fit you or simply  are no longer adapted to your way of life. Accept it, you’re not going to wear it again. The best option, and the one that we recommend, is to give or sell them to people that you think will use it. And if there are things that are not suitable because they are broken or too old, throw them away.

Create outfits that will save you in your daily routine.

It is very important that you learn to combine what you have. There are very useful tools to help you visualize what you have in the closet. Example of them is ClosetSpace (free) for iOS and Android. This allows you to upload photos of your clothes and then, the software will suggest what to wear depending on weather or season factors. Also, you can receive advice from bloggers, since it allows you to save your looks so that they can advise you later.

Think about what you need to complete your closet.

That fact that we try to reduce purchases does not mean that you cannot get an item that is necessary in your new closet. Sometimes you need connecting elements that help you combine the outfit well or you require an element that is not yet among your belongings. In that case, come on! And think ahead, you don’t have to buy everything all at once.

If you need it, ask an expert.

For many people this can be a great challenge and having expert advice can be reassuring. This way, there are specialists like Vanesa Travieso and her company, PonOrden, who help you with the organization and order of your home that might be able to help. Other option is go to image consultant who surely knows how to make the best use of what you have. Dare yourself!

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The Haute Couture of celebrities

Haute Couture

You may have heard thousands of times how someone praises Haute Couture, those hyper exclusive garments that are only available to the most privileged.

However, do you really know what the concept of Haute Couture refers to?

Maybe you think that any refined garment made by a prestigious designer is part of this type of fashion but nothing could be more untrue. Haute Couture has its own standards that make it the very essence of luxury and exclusivity.

Literally Haute Couture, since the concept is French, refers to the high tailoring of garments.

The term comes up in the Parisian workshops of Charles Frederick Worth, in the middle of 19th century. He became the first artist in Haute Couture as we know today. This dressmaker, who although of English origin developed his entire career in France, was also a pioneer in something important in this sector: presenting his collections with models walking, that is, performing runways in famous spaces in the French capital. Thereafter, the city was increasingly filled up with small shops related to sewing (embroiderers, shoe and glove makers, hatters, etc.).

The Haute Couture “club” is very restrictive and anyone cannot belong to it. In fact, in France, the Haute Couture is included in the law and protected by it

The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture  (Haute Couture Union Chamber) It is the commission that is in charge of regulating and deciding which fashion brands are truly part of Haute Couture.

Haute Couture

What are the requirements?

  • Present a collection of at least fifty original designs to the public every fashion season
  • Clothing must be completely handmade, tailor made and with valuable and original fabrics. The assistance of the sewing machine must be anecdotal and they must have at least twenty staff members full-time (the so-called petites-mains).
  • Have at least two workshop in Paris
  • Outfits must be designed made-to-order for private client this customer, the first buyer, can decide if the garment can be reproduced and ordered by new buyers, or on the contrary, that it remains its own and unique.
  • The dressmaker who begins the work of a garment is the one who must finish it. This covers from the initial sketch to the catwalk.
  • It has to be approved by the Federation.

All of this is especially required to ensure that Paris continues to be the fashion capital of the world.

That is why although sometimes we hear that we are dealing with haute couture garments, in general these will not be part of it. Haute couture garments are usually used on very specific catwalks, exhibitions and only in some cases are they for sale. Either way, it is difficult to establish a real value for such respected garments and for this reason it is often said that they are priceless.

 Who are the members of true Haute Couture?

The list of these members is not permanent but is updated every year. Originally, the main members of the club were some such as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Christian Lacroix or Emilio Pucci.

In addition to Balenciaga, only five other Spanish names have ever been considered throughout their history as members of Haute Couture. These are Paco Rabanne, Pertegaz and Josep Font, Antonio Castillo and Raphaël.

Currently in Spain we have a very important firm that is gaining more and more strength: Yolancris. This has already been tested to belong to the most famous club in Paris, although it is still waiting to pass some filters. Shakira, Lady Gaga or Rosalía are some of the celebrities who have had the honor to wear their designs

The official 2020 list is made up of the following fashion houses:

Other famous fashion brands are allowed to be part of Paris fashion week and present their designs as long as this is not done on the official calendar and, of course, never under the Haute Couture name.

They are called guest members, young and foreign brands that work outside of Paris such as Ralph & Russo, Antonio Grimaldi, Azzaro Couture, Georges Hobeika, Iris Van Herpen, Ulyana Sergeenko, Ronald Van Der Kemp, Zuhair Murad, Julie de Libran, Guo Pei, Aganovich, Aelis, Rahul Mishra, Xuan e Imane Ayissi, Elie Saab, Valentino, Giorgio Armani Privé and Viktor & Rolf.

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Private submarines, the ultimate luxury to live up to

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Submarines are the last expression of ostentation among billionaires, who smile at the most luxurious ports comparing the sizes of their ships.

The great fortunes invest in this type of boats because it offers them adventure and, above all, the privacy that they find almost impossible to obtain elsewhere; but also because it is difficult that you can neglect the value of this type of floating complexes. Most of the owners of this type of boats prefers to buy a conventional superyacht.

Thinking about a private submarine, is unbelievable for most people, could be an extravagance typical of science fiction movies. This niche market was prepared by the Austrian design, engineering and construction company of super yachts Motion Code, which created its exclusive line of Migaloo private submarines, offering maximum luxury, the most advanced technology and great privacy.

But submarines that have swimming pools, cinemas, gyms, VIP cabins and glazed windows to contemplate the depths of the ocean, are an attractive possibility for a few.

The Migaloo M7

It has characteristics that attract the attention of the nautical industry. The cabin is located in the area of ​​the bow of the ship and occupies 3 levels. The superior contemplates an exclusive terrace that unfolds from a retractable roof, which offers a private deck. Looking to the center of the ship, the deck offers a helipad, in addition to a solarium with folding roofs and an unpublished 8-meter long pool, which rises to the surface level when the submarine is submerged. But if this were not enough, the two-level beach club has a covered area, and the walls unfold over the sea, to allow direct access to the ocean.

Apart from the master suite, this submarine has eight VIP cabins for guests and independent parts for a large crew. They include cabins, kitchen, machine room, navigation rooms for the captain, gym for the crew and laundry. It also has movie theaters, spa gym with hot tubs, various living rooms and dining rooms with bar. Due to its powerful lighting system installed in the windows of the ship, you can appreciate the landscape of the depths, having a capacity of descent of up to 240 meters.

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It reaches 40 knots of maximum speed on the waterline and 20 knots once submerged. This makes it the best luxury superyacht with the exclusivity of being submersible. The last and most exclusive way to enjoy the oceans. And all from about 800 million dollars, million up, million down.

The submarine industry is a growing industry, which increasingly offers more products. Nowadays you don’t have to think of them as claustrophobic devices. They have changed a lot since Dutch Cornelius Jacobszoon Drebbel built the first submarine between 1620 and 1624.

Companies like U.S. Submarines, Ocean Submarine and Migaloo Private Submersible Yachts have designed civil toys like the M7 of Migaloo that we have described before, a 225 to 283 length submersible.

The M7 is the most extreme example, and surely the most expensive one you can buy. Nobody knows yet who has been able to buy it but in the ocean there are smaller private submarines that have been produced by manufacturers such as Triton Submarines (a subsidiary of U.S. Submarines), U-Boat Worx and Seamagine Hydrospace, among others. They cost around three million euros and are easier to handle.

But one of the latest copies that has reached the market is the one that Triton Submarines and Aston Martin, the Neptune Project, have jointly devised.

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Both firms, which are luxury firms in both sectors, started this joint venture in 2017. As announced, this submarine must be safe, reliable and offer its passengers 360º visibility.

Technical specifications

It can be submerged to depths of 500 meters with a capacity for two passengers and one pilot. Get a speed of up to 5 knots (9 km/h). They have paid as much attention to the hydrodynamics of the lower part as to the visible surfaces. According to the data that the firm Gaydon revealed , this submarine can be submerged to a depth of 500 meters. Besides  it can reach a speed of five knots, about 9.3 km / h. The mains areas in whic Aston Martin has contributed the most has been in the aesthetic section. The brand admits that the biggest challenge in this project were the interiors. Before installing the doors, they installed all interior elements in an open cabin. For this reason everything inside  must enter through the top hatch and assemble into the hull sphere.

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The most luxurious toy cars

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Photo: Reviewbox.  We may have arrived to this month of the year and we are alreadythinking of Christmas. And it is not surprising because if we want everything to go as planned, it is necessary to start thinking about what you need to have ready for the most important days. One of the main issues to consider is buying gifts. In the case that we have children at home, this theme takes on a special look. Therefore, and also taking advantage of the fact that November is the Black Friday month and you have the perfect opportunity to acquire the first toys, today we want to talk about some that will completely surprise the smallest of the house: the most luxurious toy cars of the market.

Children often tend to mimic the behaviors of their parents or other adults. They enjoy playing to be older and, at the same time, learn to be independent. Toy cars, for example, help them develop in this regard and offer many other benefits. Thanks to them they become familiar with the environment and acquire skills such as the sense of orientation or coordination.

Toy cars have an appearance very similar to those of adults thanks to elements such as mirrors, steering wheel, horn and even lights. Knowing this, perhaps we are afraid of the idea of ​​a child driving as it may seem a somewhat risky and dangerous practice. However, nothing is further from reality. These vehicles are fully adapted to them. Their measurements, weight and height are appropriate for children’s use as well as the materials from which they are made. Of course, the kids are not exempt from using the seat belt, even if they are toy cars.

As for the type of toy cars that we can find in the market, there are currently three types: pedals, push and electric. The latter are the most modern and luxurious and, although they comply with all safety regulations, parents should be a little more attentive while their children use it. This is because they reach higher speed. In any case, there is nothing to worry about, as many of them include a remote control that makes it possible for adults to have absolute control of the car and to be calmer.

If we are thinking of getting a toy car for our children, it is essential to take into account the child’s age, tastes and safety among other key factors. The main thing is that the little  one enjoys, so it is no use being the last model of the market if it does not adapt to the child. It must be easy to use and not pose a complete challenge that cannot be overcome.

That said, for the most exquisite buyers, this time we want to introduce you the most luxurious toy cars on the market:

The Tesla Model S.

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Photo: Coches.com

It is a completely identical replica of this incredible electric car that only some pockets can afford. The cost of the toy oscillates around 500 dollars, and it does not lack any detail to be equal to its older brother. It has the same paint, the same steering wheel, the real lights that light up, horn, a music system compatible with mobiles and players, and if that were not enough, it is possible to customize the license plate. It also has a front trunk to store other toys. The vehicle moves thanks to lithium batteries that are also very similar to those of the original Tesla, with less capacity.

The model also has two manual gears, one that reaches 4.83 km/h and another at 9.66 km/h.

The ideal age to use these toy cars is between 3 and 6 years.

The Ferrari 512 testarossa.

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Photo: loff.it

We are facing the most expensive toy car in the world. There are only three in the world, and that is why its market value is 75,000 pounds. Its exclusivity has made the car almost a collector’s jewel, rather than a toy. The maximum speed reached by the Ferrari is 40km per hour, the maximum at which it is thought that a child can circulate.

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Henes company models

Foto: Xataka

This brand has been dedicated to manufacturing luxury toy cars similar to the original ones. Its Boom line collects high-end electric cars. All of them have suspension systems, brakes, differential steering and four-wheel drive. The internal accessories of the car, such as the dashboard, are completely real. It also has a 7-inch tablet with Android, mp3 stereo connection and even leather seats! These cars reach up to 16km/h although it is possible to reduce it to 8. Whoever wants to get one of them, can do so from 800 euros.

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Best lifestyle Instagram accounts

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Influencers are on everyone’s lips nowadays, they are a reality with a special talent to bring trends and what’s new in the world of fashion, decoration, gastronomy.

Today we want to bring you a little closer to these influencers, recommending some accounts that may be of your interest and guide you towards new trends.

The accounts with more followers are those that show us ideas about healthy food, this season’s latest trends travel etc…

Azulmostaza

This account belongs to Mr. Wonderful’s co-founder, who encourages with her advices and positive energy quotes. This personal IG account shows a more familiar side and her everyday life with photos of her daughters, their outfits, family outings, visits and excursions they make. She also posts her adventures on her blog Blue mustard. This account is perfect to find inspiration for your daily life.

Marta Simonet

A Mallorcan influencer with her  ingenuity and creativity at the service of gastronomic companies and for creating recipes as different as delicious.This account is full of  a lot of very original ideas, modern recipes, gorgeous photos and great gastronomic recommendations that will come in handy when you travel.

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Kayla Itsines

This account is intended for people who cannot skip a day without exercising. Kayla Itsines  is a Australian personal trainer and one of the creators of the Bikini Body Guide, an easy to understand exercise guide, which illustrates each of the movements with photographs. With this guide you can reach your ideal weight in a short time and have a healthy lifestyle.  On instagram, she has achieved a big success with the photos of her clients following this method and recovering their shape, so as a result she has written an ebook with all the information about her method. On her account there are many total makeovers with images and recipes to follow a healthy diet. You can also find workout charts to be done anywhere.

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The glamourai

This account belongs to the stylist Kelly Framel, and shows her daily life  with colorful photos of her journeys and projects. This account is very interesting for those who enjoy the world of fashion and wants to know what it is like to be a fashion stylist.

From my glasses

Rafaela Martínez-Dueñas  is the person behind this account. Here  you can find photos of her everyday life, pastel color pictures full of creativity where she captures small details in a new way.

ValentinaSalezzi

She is a journalism graduate and model from Cordoba. She has a large social media presence where  she combines her two passions: travel and fashion on her posts.

Chufy

The most international of Argentinian figures that managed to become one of the most prominent points of reference for style in the Big Apple. She is an art director, businesswoman and fashion consultant.

Foxdecoblog

It is perfect for those who do not find the right furniture to decorate their home, this account was created to show  inspiring photos as well as some proposals to find them in your country. The main idea of ​​this account is to decorate with simple ideas that help you enjoy your house.
As its author says:
“The content is so that what I show on my blog becomes a reality”

ValuRamallo

A pastry account created by a young sweet food lover “My love for cuisine has developed as long as I can remember. New combinations of flavors feed my curiosity.” comments young Valu. So she tries to transmit her enthusiasm for this passion through social networks. Their recipes are puddings, cakes and Argentinian traditional homemade desserts.

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Angelitalc

Her instagram bio is: Traveling ant  #helpingisgood, Art Lover. A very glamorous profile, that shows  her attendance to events, parties, parades, trips and a lot of fashion.  It also encourages volunteer activities.

Lookconnected

This account is intended for moms. Agustina Ramos Mejía is behind it. She combines her time between fashion and her daughter, talking about trends, types of maternity in the world. She has a section especially devoted to women

If you want to know more about these influencers, do not hesitate to visit their accounts and learn more about their everyday life.

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The best luxury safaris

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It is summer holiday season and most of you would already be enjoying them or, at least, thinking about your destination this year. However, if you are one of those who leave planning for the last minute or are interested in adding some more activity to your vacation, pay attention! Today we propose an ideal choice to enjoy this summer:  luxury Safaris.

Why choose a safari?

If there is something that defines safaris, it it’s of course, the possibility of living an extraordinary experience. Thus is a way to enjoy nature that will surely surprise not only you but also your whole family or whomever you decide to share the trip with.

If the safaris are luxurious, better!

As well as hotels or restaurants, there are also luxury safaris that offer many additional possibilities that differentiate them from usual safaris. Certainly, if you book any of them you will be able to discover and approach the habitat of several wild animal species. However, in luxury safaris that’s not all. You can have the same experience in a comfortable way, they offer high-end accommodation and service standards. Additionally, the food that you can taste in them, included in the price, always come from gourmet recipes.

And if this seems interesting to you, it is also necessary to point out that they wont be content with taking you to the typical and crowded sighting areas, which are full of tourists. The areas where you will go with this type of safaris are private places, which will offer you the exclusivity you are looking for.

What is a culture trip without a tour guide? Luxury safaris offer you the best tour guides, trained and knowledgeable people who will inform you about everything you need to know and answer all your questions.

Now that we have convinced you about the wonders of doing a safari, we recommend you some of the most appealing ones. Its routes located in Africa, land of safaris par excellence, will not disappoint you.

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Bisate Lodge, Rwanda

It is a perfect way to see monkeys and silverback gorillas more closely. Along its 27 hectares of forest, there are six private cottages with terraces. From there you can also see the amazing views of the volcanoes Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno. The price is around 900 Euros per person and night.

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Botswana

It located in the Moremi Game Reserve of the Okavango Delta, where you can spot lions, giraffes and leopards and, later, relax in its facilities that consist of 12 pavilions with private pool and outdoor terrace. The price is around 6,000 Euros per person for 9 nights, flights included.

The Highlands, Tanzania

It has eight vaulted suites, with large beds with views, thanks to the huge windows that surround the room. The sighting areas are some of the richest in the African continent. You will not leave without having contact with flamingos, leopards, black rhinos, lions, elephants and golden jackals. The price is around 400 Euros per person and night.

King Lewanika Lodge, Zambia

We can find this safari in the Liuwa Plain National Park, west of Zambia. This is a wilderness  area where it is easy to find blue wildebeests, lions and cheetahs. There are also zebras and endless number of birds. Spending your vacation in one of its six luxury cottages is a perfect choice.

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Matetsi River Lodge, Zimbabwe

It is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, just 40 kilometers from Victoria Falls. The hotel presents nine private suites and a swimming pool with impressive views. After having a fun day watching different animals in the area such as elephants and wildebeests, you have the possibility to continue the fun on a night cruise. Its price, which includes food and two safaris a day, is around 400 Euros per person and night.

Miavana, Madagascar

It is located on the private island of Nosy Ankao, and it goes one step further. Here you can reach its facilities by helicopter. In addition to the land routes, which highlight the search for gold lemurs and black sifakas, it allows you to spend an unforgettable day thanks to another activity:  whale watching, which is one of its great attractions. This is an eight-day tour that you can have for just over 20,000 Euros per person. Flights and helicopter trips are included in the price.

Saruni Rhino, Kenya

As its name implies, this safari is designed to see rhinos. In this case, it is an endangered species that had already disappeared once and now has been  recently reintroduced in this part of Kenya: black rhinos. You can spend 4 nights in one of its only two luxury houses. These are made of stone and the stay has an approximate price of 500 Euros per person and night.

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The most appreciated Spanish interior designers

Spanish decorators

In Spain we can boast of interior design names of international recognition. We would like to talk now about those great Spanish decorators that you must know and who succeed in and out of our country. They are the ones who know how decorate your mansion, the latest trends and create original and custom projects.

Today in social networks, especially in Instagram, decoration has an important role, there you can see and follow the creations of these prestigious Spanish decorators, to be at the forefront of the latest decorative trends.

We would like to pay tribute to these prestigious Spanish decorators that we have in our country.

 

Tomás Alía

The studio is located in the capital, and focuses on industrial design, interior architecture and decoration. This architect from Toledo, has worked with large companies around the world, changing premises from scratch or its decoration. In some of his interviews he has recognized that one of his specialties is designing private spaces. Specially those who are dedicated to a high-end public, although he does not like to be pigeonholed in this sector. This Spanish defines himself as a decorator with a contemporary and cosmopolitan style.

He combines the influences and craftsmanship of his homeland with lighting and technology.

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Patricia Urquiola

She was born in Oviedo and studied architecture in Madrid and Milan. In her beginnings between years 90 and 96, she was responsible for the product development office of De Pavoda. This is a chain of exclusive design stores. Later she set up her own interior studio in Milan. Since its foundation she has already carried out more than 200 projects for large firms in the sector. Her contemporary style led by her passion for architecture, that has led her to win important prizes as the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, designer of the decade for the German publications Home and Haüser and the Designer of the year for five popular magazines.

Among her most characteristic works are: Fjord chair, Loom sofa or Antibodi, Besides, great industry experts recognized them.

She exhibited  some of her projects in large museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

Lorenzo Castillo

He is one of the most popular decorators Spain. It has also achieved great success outside our country. He reuses patterns and forms shapes from different periods and combines them, which makes it a very personal and unusual style. His taste for antiques has allowed him to know how to merge them perfectly with classic decoration. His style stands out for combining Arab souvenir pieces with other more avant-garde to get functional and attractive environments.He graduated in History of Art from the University of Madrid and continued his studies at the Antique School also in Madrid. He has also worked in textiles and jewelry. That’s why some of his most famous projects are, the Loewe store in Gran Vía or different spaces of the Room Mate Hotels. Lorenzo says: “the relationship with my clients never ends. After delivering the project, I spend years working, looking for pieces”

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Jaime Hayón

This designer based in London is internationally famous. He is one of the most important contemporary designers nowadays.

He can be classified not only as an interior designer but as an artist, since he has created many pieces.

 

Among his pieces we can find from designs of lamps, furniture, vases, or masks, to decoration and interior design of all kinds of premises. Everything has his personal touch, a mixture between decoration and art. He studied industrial design between his city, at the Instituto Europeo di Design, and Paris, and then formed the well-known design academy Fábrica.

The aesthetic of his creations is timeless, colorful and with a studied risk.

His works and creations have been exhibited at museums, among them the Grongiger Museum of Holland, the German Vistra Museum or the Design Museum of the British capital.

Pascua Ortega

It was considered the number 1 of Spain in 2010. He has created and designed, interiors of hotels and Spanish embassies around the world (Washington, United States, or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). He was in charge of decorating the entire route that the kings of Spain, Felipe and Letizia made through Madrid during their wedding day. His studies began in 1997, in order to give a new style to interior design.

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Among the different projects of his study, we can find  private, commercial, hospitality in general, and, of course, institutional ones. Each of them offers a deco version, all of these Spanish decorators are classic, eccentric, bold, discreet, modern…,loaded with good taste and style.

 

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The personal Real Estate shopper

Personal Real Estate Shopper

Taking the step to choose and decide on a house is not a simple task. Rarely you will be completely sure if the most eye-catching option will be also the best one. The uncertainty due to lack of experience or knowledge of the real estate market when buying or renting a home is a feeling that you have experienced, if you have gone through this process. Indeed you may not have decided to buy or move into a new house for fear of facing this adventure. However, although you have never heard about it there is a magnificent figure. He will solve your life and help you jump in the deep the  personal Real Estate shopper.

The concept of personal shopper not only applies to the world of fashion, but it is possible to transfer it to the Real Estate sector.

These professionals have a longer presence in Anglo-Saxon countries where their services to buyers is more common. Here, in Spain,their participation in the search and purchase of houses has been gaining more and more weight for some years now. If you want to know which companies provide this service we recommend you inform yourself at the Spanish Association of Personal Real Estate Shopper (AEPSI). This association is in charge of grouping the different companies  of the Spanish market that are associated with this entity. Enric Jimenez, the president  and founder of the company Somrie, was one of the first to encourage the presence of these experts in the processes of buying real estate assets.

What exactly does a personal Real Estate shopper do?

Simple: looking for the property of your interest, negotiating the price and sealing the best option. As an expert in the real estate market, they offer personal and exclusive assistance to individuals and investors, speeding up the procedure so you can save time. Also, guaranteeing that the final choice is protected by technical and objetive notions. Thanks to them, buying hastily  out of fear that someone may go ahead, or doing it just because a house looks more beautiful are things of the past.

Personal shopper vs agent

There is a really interesting point that we need to talk about so that you understand what we mean by personal Real Estate shopper. He is not just a real estate agent. The latter has the role of mediating between buyer and seller. However, the personal shopper is a professional who works solely to meet the needs of the buyer. His main mission is to protect his client and find the house that really fits his needs and desires. In this way clearing all the doubts that we mentioned before.

Likewise, caring about the client’s wishes, the possibilities to choose house are much greater, since unlike the agent, the personal Real Estate shopper  not only has the offer that a specific agency has in its portfolio.

 

Why does the personal Real Estate shopper figure appear?

As we already commented, it is strange not having lots of doubts before accepting to buy a house. And even when we choose to rent.  Price, benefits, hidden defects location are some of the issues that come to mind before accepting a property. Not to mention the great amount of paperwork that you must face. The personal Real Estate shopper is able to facilitate your purchase and offer solutions. It is estimated,  that you can save between 5% and 20% of the initial price.

 

Is hiring a personal shopper very expensive?

Obviously, we can consider it a figure more connected to the luxury real estate market. Although  many people considered  it dispensable, it shouldn’t be  this way. We cannot consider the hiring of a personal Real Estate shopper as an expense. Why? Because the final result of the operation can mean a considerable savings. That’s why paying his fees does not constitute too much.

 

Prices may vary depending on each client’s demands. In order to offer more options of customization you will not be able to know the price of his services until you meet the professional beforehand. Only after interviewing you and knowing your conditions and needs, they will be able to set a budget.

 

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The 5 best places to celebrate the night of San Juan

San Juan Night

One of the most magical nights of the year. Enjoying bonfires on the beach, swimming in the sea, pyrotechnic shows, traditions and superstitions, music … It is a tradition that lives with special intensity throughout Spain, the San Juan Night. It is a special night that that take place on 23 June that welcomes the summer in a big way.

Depends on how it is celebrated, the protagonist can be fire, water, the religion or the tradition of each locality. However all have a common goal: to give up the bad and attract good luck.

Do you want to know what are the best places to celebrate the San Juan night in Spain?

What is the origin of the festival of San Juan?

 The celebration of the summer solstice is as old as the appearance of humanity.

Our ancestors, aware that the days were getting shorter, always lit fires to give strength to a sun that made them afraid that they would not come out again. The Celts celebrated the Alban Heruin, the Berbers, the Ansara, the Aztecs oriented their constructions so that the sun affected them on this date, the Hindu shamans read the future in the flames, the ancient Greeks crossed the Door of the Men.

When Christianity arrived, the San Juan Night became a religious festival based on sacred texts. The texts say that John the Baptist was born on June 24 and that his father, Zacarias, had a bonfire ¡lit to announce the arrival of his son.

As we can see, one way or another, sun worship and the cult of fire have always been part of our history.  In the times we live, you are the protagonist of the most magical and spiritual night of the year, so read on and choose where you will celebrate the next San Juan.

10 destinations to enjoy the San Juan Night:

A Noite Meiga in Orzán Beach, La Coruña, Galicia

 Undoubtedly, the celebration of San Xoan in the Coruña beach of Orzán is one of the festivals of San Juan that you should not miss. This celebration is full of old traditions and especially remembering meigas and witches. The flames of the bonfires of San Juan burn to welcome the summer. It is a magical night where we free the evil spirits. Our tradition says that the Night of San Juan opens the door to the beyond (the world of Alén) where the typical cachelos and sardines roast in the shelter of the fire.

The night of the júas in Málaga

In Málaga, the tradition is to write a wish on a piece of paper and throw it into the fire. Always with good company, food and drink. A wonderful city and very fun to squeeze the shortest night of the year to the maximum between concerts, “espetos”, fireworks and the burning of the júas. The júas are enormous rag dolls that, like a wimp, satirize the popular characters of the moment and end up being burned by flames. The most popular beaches are “La Malagueta” and “La Misericordia”. On the other hand it is important to take a bath at midnight to preserve your beauty.

Festes de Sant Joan in Ciutadella, Menorca

In Ciutadella on the island of Menorca the day of San Juan coincides with its patron. This is why the celebration is so special. In addition to the bonfires of San Juan and the pyrotechnics, the real protagonists are the horses, which take the center of the city. The “caixers”, riders, are in charge of making them jump among all the neighbors as a symbol of power and nobility. If you go, you can not leave without stopping to try the “pomada”. This is a typical drink based on Menorcan gin with lemonade. If you did not know where to go or what to do in the Night of San Juan in Spain, now you have a plan!

Sant Joan in Tarragona, Catalonia

In Tarragona on June 23 is celebrated in each neighborhood with dinners, parties and firecrackers until dawn. In Catalonia, the bonfires of San Juan are lit with the “flame of Canigó”. This is  a fire that lights up on the top of the mythical mountain of Canigó, in the Pyrenees. Neither you can miss the human castles that the castellers of Tarragona raise during the day or the rain of fire under which the Diables dance for the Night of San Juan.

Burning of Monuments in Alicante

In Alicante the day of San Juan is very similar to the “Fallas” . Although, with better weather, very close to the beach and with a lot of fun. They install the “monuments” with the bonfires in the street so that tourists can enjoy of this tradition. It’s a unique experience. There, fire and the Mediterranean go hand in hand with the pyrotechnic show that is launched from the hill of Mount Benacantil.

We hope you enjoy this wonderful night anywhere in Spain

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Spanish decoration events and fairs

Decoration fairs

Decoration is our passion. That’s why once more this will be a post full of references to this world of interior design at home. On this occasion this post is addressed to those who still do not have very clear what style to apply at home. Also to those who are considering to change their furniture and ornaments. How to find inspiration? At the best home decor events and decoration fairs of our country!

On the other hand, we also want to indicate the best chances for professionals in the sector to meet other colleagues and build useful relationships.

Decoration fairs are a perfect place to get a first-hand look at trends. You will know the newest on furniture market  and decoration in general. That’s why we recommend you keep an eye on the following dates:

 

Casa Decor (Madrid)

We cannot start this article without mention this exhibition in Madrid. It is the great event par excellence in Spanish interior design and many editions endorse its importance. More than 25 years celebrating an event where decorative art have a main role. It has designs that go from  traditional works to the most avant-garde ones.

To the prestige of the event we must add the personality of the venues that host its editions. Examples of them are the Núñez de Balboa building or the Francisco de Rojas building. The last two exhibitions have taken place in these two places.

Visitors can live an incredible experience surrounded by the most special proposals of many professionals in the sector. For them, the interior designers and architecture and decoration studios, is a perfect place to show their work. Also, it is an opportunity to meet other colleagues and companies. More than 40,000 people attend the event and although it’s too late to attend this year’s edition, it took place last February, keep an eye out to know when the next one will take place, it’s worth it!

Intergift (Madrid).

If instead of decorating your home you are thinking of how to make the best decorative gifts for a friend or family, we recommend you to go to Intergif, the Lifestyle and gift fair in Spain and Portugal. It takes place twice a year, so if you missed the winter edition, do not hesitate to visit them in September. At the exhibition you will find differents interior design and furniture projects. In addition, you will find national and international brands. They reserve the “Handmade” for craft-focused makers.

Decoration fairs

Habitat (Valencia).

This is the light and furniture fair in Valencia that over 50 editions later, is considered an international showcase of the Spanish sector. In this case, the fair is exclusively reserved to the professionals. It is a decoration event that acts as an access point to markets of great importance, from Eastern Europe to Asia. The next edition will take place on September 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, 2019.

Expohogar (Barcelona).

The venue: Fira Barcelona – Montjuic held this biannual Catalan event. In addition to the exhibition they organize activities, workshops and informative lectures which are carried out by experts specialized in interior design, window dressing, retail, marketing, social networks, crafts, design or demonstrations of floral art and gift packaging. The new edition of Expohogar will be from September 27th to 30th.

Fira Hogar (Alicante).

This is the furniture, furnishing and home decoration fair. There you will find all kinds of decorative proposals ranging from furniture and interior design to lighting and exteriors. This is for all types of audiences. There you can find everything, from ideas for decorating your home based on new trends to  offers of different types of products.

 SurMueble (Sevilla).

Unlike the previous decoration fairs, SurMueble does not stand out for being very long-lived. This only taked place twice. However, in its short history it has already reached more than 10,000 people visiting this event where the Andalusian furniture industry meets. Its headquarters, the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Seville (FIBES) brings together many professionals from the furniture sector during its celebration.

These are some of the decoration events of our country. However, if we expand our horizons a little, we will soon discover that the meetings and decoration fairs are still on the agenda. From the Furniture Fair in Milan to Expoambientes in Mexico City, through the 48HDeco International Fair, in the French city of Lille (one of the most important in Europe). As you can see, the list of options is wide. If you are interested in decoration, you have no excuse! Plan the trip and visit one of them.

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