Starting 2018, at full speed?

Train to New Year - The cat, you and us

Happy 2018!

We are officially starting the year today with a brand new photoshoot at one of our fav locations in Barcelona, tuut! According to our book there’s nothing better than to wish you new adventures and travels, and the train definitely conveys all of that, right?

Our New Year’s eve is always very (VERY) low key, not fancy parties until late at night for us, we spend it with my mom at home. She likes to cook that night and thus I am happy gal, ha! In Spain the tradition is to eat 12 grapes at the 12 last clock strokes of the year. At 23:30 we start to peel our 12 grapes (both skin and seeds). If you don’t eat all of them before the year starts it means bad luck, so not a chance we will let the seeds interfere with it *wink* There are also lots of other superstitions, like you must put the right foot before you while eating them or that you should wear your underwear in red color. Does it sound too crazy? We only believe in the power of the 12 grapes though.

How did your New Year’s eve look like? Is the tradition also so superstitious like here?

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I always find this precise moment of the year to be challenging, my head tells me I should start making plans (the famous resolutions) for all the months ahead, the hard thing is that I have like a need of being precise about what I will exactly do, create or explore. This is transformed in a lot of pressure, and then I hide away of it as an automatic response.

I used to be a freaking planner and I’ve realized that lately I’m leaving things more to last-minute, but it’s not something I enjoy really. I like having a travel to organize, something that will give me a boost of energy for the not-that-entretaining things in daily endeavours.

Hence, conclusion, I should give up procrastinating and start thinking about what would be cool to do with this 2018. What’s more crazy is that we previously had plans for 2018 that have finally been postponed (reality check) to 2019, so we do have plans for Spring 2019 but nothing in the horizon until then. Suggestions very much welcomed!

Train to New Year - The cat, you and us
Train to New Year - The cat, you and us
Train to New Year - The cat, you and us

Happy 2018!

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Train to New Year - The cat, you and us
Train to New Year - The cat, you and us
Train to New Year - The cat, you and us

Scarf from a store in Kichijioji (Japan), Dress from Zara and long necklace by Fauna y Flora

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Let’s do this 2018, you guys! With your loved ones, health (I sound as an old lady, but it’s so so important) and a little bit of magic.

Rock on!

10 Comments / 4 

  1. Nieves - 4th January 2018

    Estáis guapísimos! Las fotos tienen una luz sensacional. Es un sitio ideal para felicitar el nuevo año. A ver si es preludio de bonitos viajes!!!

  2. Louise - 4th January 2018

    Let’s make it a great 2018! I love the grapes tradition, it sounds so weird to me but I lately I hear more and more people are peeling their grapes. In Holland we…don’t? But it sounds wayyy better somehow! You guys look super cute, as always! Love the location :)

  3. Vane Ruh - 6th January 2018

    Damaris, deseo que tengan un año maravilloso. Esta navidad extrañé tu linda postal, pero en 2018, no se me pasa. Les mando un abrazo muy fuerte. Ojalá 2018 los traiga a México, saludos.

    • We reply...

      Gracias Vane! Lo mismo para vosotros! ♥ Un abrazo grande desde Barcelona para desearos muchas cosas buenas para este nuevo año.

  4. Autumnal - 6th January 2018

    What a beautiful place! Happy New Year to all of you!
    I spent mine with my friends at home, there’s nothing better :)

    • We reply...

      Thanks Mary! Big love & magic for this new year :) I am very happy to be following each other steps on IG as well, hugs!

  5. Jennifer - 7th January 2018

    The states are a large mixing bowl of traditions. I do none of them XD It is funny because the grapes tradition is KINDOF an American tradition. A lot of South American immigrants do that- and I know that is because of Spain colonizing South America. So it comes full circle to you ^__~ In the Southern United States a lot of people eat Hoppin Johns because eating black eyed peas is suppose to be good luck. I just stick with drinking Champagne on New Years Eve.

    • We reply...

      Of course! I didn’t think about all the people with South America origin bringing that tradition too, thanks for mentioning! It’s always so great reading your comments because I learn lots of things, like the Hoppin Johns :) big hug!

  6. Fiona - 10th January 2018

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Your dress is incredible, actually the whole photoshoot is so sweet! I’m sure your plans will all be created in their right time and your year will be amazing!!!

    • We reply...

      Thank you Fee!!! Hope the New Year is giving you lots of smiles! oh! and have you been able to read my Direct Message on Instagram? thanks for the lovely postcard! :)

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