Talking About: Car Boot Sale

October 12, 2015

London is a wonderful place with hidden treasures in every corner. Some are free, some costs £5 and some… lets not get into that. I love to wonder around London when I have the time to do so during the weekends, and in this case we ended up taking part at the Car Booth Sale in Kings Cross. We had to pay a small fee to enter but, it was totally worth it.

Places like these always hide wonders, as any flee market would do, but this time, the exhibitors are curated, so they are all pretty amazing and to top that, most of the displays were on or around antique vehicles, having the owners dressed up in coordinating outfits with the fashion of the time.

Some displays are more “out there” than others, but they are all wonderful!

So if you come across a flea market or a car booth sale don’t hesitate to swing by, as it is a great place to find inspiration, some lovely food from the trucks to enjoy the last days of “warm” days.

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The Look: Michael Kors Bag; Zara shorts and blouse; Boots from Aldo; H&M Blazer; Jewellery from Swarovski.

We were invited one night to dine at Gu7, one of the three a la carte restaurants in the hotel. The difference was that only this night they were offering a new menu, all based around Lobster. The ambience of the restaurant is lovely; the windowed wall is removed bringing a summer breeze in, blending …

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After such a crazy month, fashion month is coming to an end in Paris. I want to introduce you to my first designer review! On the first Wednesday of every month I will talk about brands and designers I’m very passionate about. Therefore with no further delay, I would like to start with Chanel. Chanel …

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Talking About: A week in Rhodes

October 5, 2015

Thinking of Greece the only word that comes to mind is Paradise. Crystal clear water, amazing weather and an island full of possibilities.

Rhodes is a Greek island, very close to Turkey, so the temperatures even at the end of September are amazing, 30 degrees and fully sunny days! There is nothing that can stop you from having the best time of your life!

On this occasion, I had the chance to stay in the Ixian Grand Suites, having a private pool in our suite really make this trip a bit unbelievable, scratch that, it was amazing! The location of the hotel is ideal, only 20 min from the airport and 10 min from Rhodes. The hotel has a “private” beach, and as we have been dreaming of a proper break, our main plan was to rest. So we didn’t do much apart from sunbathing, reading and swimming, either in the sea or in the pool.

Rhodes is a lovely place, where the old town and the new town crosses each other, reminding everyone of the great ancient Greek civilization. Just to walk by the harbour where once the Colossus of Rhodes stood gives you and idea of the amazing accomplishments of this civilization. The old town is huge, and very easy to get lost in, if you are like me that I just like to walk around, not knowing what I will find in the next corner. There are many restaurants, mostly attracting tourists, but as a good traveller, I tend to stay away from this places, as they are normally overprized and not the best quality. The trick is to eat where the locals eat. Greek food is simple, and don’t take simple as lacking flavour, I mean that when the flavours are there, you don’t need to complicate the dish. This is what happens with Greek food. It’s all about the seasoning, and showcasing flavours, like Tzatziki, that tangy fresh flavour that enlightens any dish.

For one of the days, we rented a car and drove down the east coast to Lindos, a small archaeological site that sets on the coast of Rhodes. When you are approaching, the first sight you get of the acropolis is breath taken. To access the sight you need to pay, luckily the day we visit the entrance was free, so no idea how much it is, but whatever you have to pay, it is totally worth it. The view from the top gives you a great idea of why, so many years ago, the greeks set their acropolis here. Lindos village its charming, with its white walls, narrow paths and little shops, where the flow is dictated by which direction are the donkeys walking.

On our drive back to the hotel, we stopped in Tsampika Beach, one of the few sand beaches in Rhodes. We ate late lunch; an amazing chicken Gyros with fries and Tzatziki in one of the tavernas, and it kills me not to remember the name, as the owner was so nice to us! Anyway, the beach is lovely, wide, with plenty of sun beds for everyone but most important for me, is the sand. Coming from a country where each and every single beach has white sand, it’s difficult to cope with the whole pebbles situation.

It is incredible how quick a week passes by when you are having fun. Luckily, Greece has many more paradise places to visit, so for the moment I will just tick Rhodes from my list and start saving for my next trip!

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I’ve always loved animals. But above all I love dogs. This furry friends that are always there for you, over joyed when they see you, never questioning, just trusting you unconditionally. My lovely little friend is called Bonny. She is a Patterdale Terrier, but don’t be fooled by her puppy face, she has been in …

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On my first post I roughly explained why I was starting Talking About: Lifestyle. Now that you’ve seen a bit of what the blog is all about, I want to share the journey that brought me here. As I mentioned before, I’m Colombian, actually half-Colombian, half-Spanish. I started studying Fashion Design in one of the …

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Now that the “summer” is gone, and the very cold nights are freezing my bones, what’s better than a home-made tomato soup! This recipe is so easy and tasty that is crazy! All you’ll need are 5 tomatoes per person and only 1 onion! That’s it! Start by washing the tomatoes, remove the vine and …

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Me and my boyfriend have been dreaming of some well deserve beach holidays, but due to our busy schedules it was delayed until now! So finally we are off to Rhodes for a whole week. Obviously, there has been a lot of planing, bookings and anticipation. Nowadays it is so easy to travel, as thank …

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Tinkilove showcased their SS16 at the Fashion Finest catwalk at the Grand Connaught Rooms on Sunday at LFW. The proposal by designer Maria-Katharina Richterds was strong, completely made with recycling garments to produce a conscious capsule collection. We saw bold use of colours, allusive to the colours of the Chakras, and mixing fabrics and patters, …

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This season I had the opportunity to assist to The House of Ccuoco fashion show at the Fashion Scout venue on behalf of Worlds No. 1 Model. And here is a copy of the piece I wrote for them! This weekend, The House of Ccuoco brought to London their SS16 collection, taking place at the …

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