Ah! I haven't posted in hot minute (sorry Gramma!), but the last month has be filled with so much travel and visitors and adventure and fun that I just didn't get around to it. So, here's a recap of what's been going on over here in España...
My first excursion of the new year (Jan 2nd to be exact) was a little trip to my roomie's family beach house in El Puerto de Santa María. El Puerto is just an hour and a half south of Sevilla, in the beach province of Cádiz. Wow, I didn't realize how much I missed la playa until I stepped off the train and smelled the salty air and saw the ocean blue in all it's glistening glory. Though it wasn't Del Mar (bc honestly we are so spoiled), it was a humbling, beautiful start to my 2015.
The last week of January one of my very best friends, Jules, came to visit me and it was just what the doctor ordered. She spent a whole week here and I can't even begin to tell you how nice it was to talk about frivolous nonsense with a girlfriend from California. It had been way too long since I had a nice, detailed chat about the Kardashians and young Hollywood gossip. We went to Granada for a weekend and since Jules is my princess twin sista from anotha mista, we had quite a day frolicking around a castle, taking a absurd amount of selfies, and being silly.
February is always my favorite month of the year, but of course, I'm birthday biased. I felt so lucky to be surrounded by new friends in Spain and receive so much love from everyone back home! I woke up to a knock at the door and was delivered the biggest, most beautiful bouquet of flowers I've ever seen (gracias padres & Laurita)! I spent the morning getting a mani and eating cake, had lunch (and a glass of rosé) with my sweet friend Noelle, and spent the night out in the city with my españolas.
The next weekend was spent in Córdoba, but it was so gorgeous that it deserves it's own post. So I'll write that later and we can fast-forward a bit...
My Spanish BFF Laura is going to school to be a stylist and her classes are so cool, literally a fashion blogger's dream degree. If she's not in the salon learning how to apply perfectly winged liner or style a dutch braid, she's in class learning about the history of fashion trends and designers. One of her final exams was to style a bride from head to toe, and I got to be the lucky novia! I came to school with Lau and she did my make-up, my hair, put me in a pink dress, gave me a bouquet and presented me as her hippie chic California beach bride.
I can't believe it is already March... Time certainly flies when you are having fun!
Un besito X