Every blog year we have a recap of what had been going on during the last year in our lives, here it’s our 5th year in pictures! If you missed any of the adventures or are a new reader (welcome!) this is the perfect chance to see our whereabouts!
The big spoiler for this next blog-year is that we are changing the looks of our website. We are creating the template ourselves and although we were excited & working hard to have it ready for the blogiversary it will have to wait a couple of weeks (reality crush). We are crossing fingers you love the new looks as much as we do, once it is released. We’ll of course be super annoying with the news here in the blog and social nets, so you’ll probably notice when the new template is in action *wink*. The topics we are separating this post into are precisely the ones in the new template.
So, without further ado, here are our Travels, Outfits, Barcelona outings, and Juno love from the 5th year.
If I have to narrow to only one the adventures during this 5th year I would hands-down choose our New York travel.
It was packed with loots of foodie dates, and only for that it would already be a favorite, but New York also steals my heart in lots of different ways: the architecture, people, art and the wonderful photogenic streets. We bought tickets for a musical called “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” which was one of the highlights, pretty tied with our biking in the city adventure. We ate a Cronut in Central Park and made our dream come true of riding the row boats. The pizza at Juliana’s and the sunset over the Brooklyn bridge afterwards has become my favorite date ever.
I ♥ Soho
A walk from the Village to Chelsea’s High Line
An evening in Times Square
Graffitis in Brooklyn
Pizza date & Manhattan sunset
Cha Cha Matcha
Red, blue and… pink over the Williamsburg bridge
Cronuts, 4 years of deliciousness
Apple bite in Central Park
Bikes in DUMBO
The sneak peek
The Cotswolds was a complete different type of travel: scenery bliss!
The walks were possibly the best part, but also because at the end there was this incredible little old stone-town waiting to be discovered. Bibury was the most impressive as a hot spot, but I would choose Bourton-on-the-water or Stow-on-the-wold as a complete town visit. The scones & pastries at the Bakery on the water appear still in my dreams, yum! Oxford added some (HP) magic to the travel. Although we left things to see in the Cotswolds for that getaway, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Loved the University vibes all around: professors in tweed riding a bike, the multiple bookstores, the dorms and colleges at every corner. I work in the University but wish mine was a beautiful as those!
Tips to travel the Cotswolds using public transport & our film!
Living in a 16th century Manor House (for 4 days!)
Revisiting Churchill’s home at Blenheim Palace
The most beautiful English town
Visiting the real Hogwarts (Harry Potter locations in Oxford)
Walking to the gorgeous Slaughters
Sheep & sunset
I think the biggest change in my outfits are the madness for jumpsuits that has gotten me all over, and also that I’ve started to buy longer skirts and dresses. I used to avoid them because I thought I would look shorter and more rounded in them, but I no longer care, or at least not so much. I have the typical crisis and run to Dani asking for his advice: Do I look like a bowling pin? But it fades sooner than usual! For colors I have a non-stop obession with pink and pastels, although yellow and red are a constant as well.
My favorite accessories continue to be the head scarfs, I can’t get enough of them and bought my current favorite in Madewell during our NY travel (on the left).
Also pins are always on my lapel, and I was super lucky this year by winning a giveaway to increase my collection. Tights are a constant. I haven’t bought any new shoes during this last year as I am in love with my quirky Toy Story and Disney princesses vans. Typo and Japanese inspired t-shirts are something I always fall for, this year I have tried to buy special ones by buying them from local artists/vendors. Also, this year I have become a professional thief by riding Dani’s closet more frequently: his Waldo and Leia t-shirts feel more my own than his!
99% of our Barcelona outings are always food related. Still, we invited my mom to see the Sagrada Familia church for her birthday and visited the Tibidabo fun fair after 8 years. We also paid our yearly visit to Sitges for our favorite film festival event and, for the first time, we took 1 day off from work in the middle of the week to go to the beach as a detox method from stress. For my birthday, Daniel invited me to eat in one of the best restaurants in the world (Celler de Can Roca) and I melted!
Staycation at Sagrada Familia
Festivalet 17 craft fair: Behind the cameras
As of late… snapshots summer edition
As of late… snapshots from September
As of late: snapshots from October
Watching the Shape of Water at Sitges Film Festival 2017
I think I can’t write about Juno without sounding like a complete crazy lady. She is our sun & stars (told ‘ya), our favorite friend. Can’t and won’t picture how life would be if she hadn’t become part of our family.
Those of you that have been reading our blog for a while know well how stubborn she is. Well that is not decreasing with age, quite the contrary, ha! but at the same time she understands us more every year that goes by, knows by heart all our routines and looks very happy when she is able to guess which will be our next move.
Thanks for reading through this very long post! Also, thanks for all your thoughts about blogging and IG from the last post, you’re just the best of the best! We’ll let you know about any news on the template and will continue sharing our adventures in this home, that’s also your home.