We heard about The Nutcracker (Cascanueces in Spanish) that would be showcased by Hillsong Madrid in the week we were looking for a home here in Madrid.
For those of you that don´t know me or are new to this blog, we recently moved from Gran Canaria (one of the 7 islands of the Canary Islands) to Madrid. So on Sunday the 17th of December 2017 we headed to the centre because we live approximately 45 min by train / 30 min by car fom the centre of Madrid.
I wanted to go a bit earlier to have a walk in Retiro Park before the show started but when we left the parking, where we parked our car, we walked past a hotel with the most festive entrance and a door man and it immediately reminded me of Harrods. Not that I´m British but I love London and have been there quite a few times (too little in my opinion). Ok so to get back to my story, when we looked in, through the huge doors, we could see a massive Christmas tree in the centre of the foyer of the hotel and I knew right there and then that it was where I wanted to be.
I nugged at Humberto (aka hubby) to go ask the very nicely dressed doorman if the hotel (which is called Hotel Wellington) was open to the public for a coffee or a glass of wine. And it was!
We walked through the foyer past the beautiful big Christmas tree down a few steps to a beautifully decorated “salon” with groups of chairs and sofas around polished wooden coffee tables. And chandeliers. I love chanderliers. Everywhere I go I can´t help but stare at them. The day we build our own home I want a big chandelier in my bathroom right above my bath tub where I can stare at it while soaking in my tub…
Hubby and I each ordered a glass of rosé from a wine farm in Provence, France and Luca ordered a hot chocolate (of course!). The smartly dressed waiter brought us a few bowls of snacks which Luca loved and perhaps we did too 😉
After we finished we headed to the show at Hillsong Madrid and was astounded at the talent of the performers. It was so much better than we expected! Seriously, those performers can really sing!!
This was our first many Sunday winter evenings here in Madrid and we just loved it! I really love soaking up these memories and posting them here on this blog… something to look back at many years from now…
Before I go I have to apologize for being so quiet these days. Life has really thrown me a few curve balls in the last year but I´m hoping that I´m now ready to be back on track even if it is just for one post per week. If you don´t follow me yet on Instagram, I would love if you would because that is where I post nearly every day (sometimes even twice a day) and you will be able to see what I´m up to when I´m not writing a post on this blog.
I always aim to provide you guys with content that will give you ideas or inspire you to make the best of your surroundings no matter where you are. Something that I have learned (the hard way) living as an expat in a foreign country.
Now in case you´re wondering where I got that gorgeous red sweater from let me just go ahead and tell you! It´s from Primark and it cost less than 15€!! My favourite part by far are the sleeves, they just make it look so much more pricey than it really is! And the knee high boots? Well I got them from there too for only 25€. The jeggings are from M&S and probably my favourite ones ever! M&S just know how to make jeans. They are comfy, fit well and good quality. A bit more pricey than H&M for example but definitely worth it in my opinion. I put a similar outfit together for you guys, just scroll down to the bottom to shop this look. All you need are three items of clothing: a pair of dark blue skinny jeans or jeggings, a cute red sweater and knee high boots.
Leave a comment below to say what & where your favourite place is for an “apperitivo”. Hotel Wellington is definitely now on my favourites list.
Happy week guys & Merry Merry Christmas to each one of you!