• Skincare Secrets from Spain Discovered

    So, it turns out the rumor is true! The women in Spain are quite beautiful. I don’t mean loads of makeup and over processed hair kind of beauty secrets. But natural! Minimal makeup, long locks with a true sun-kissed ombre AND glowing skin. Youthful, dewey and bright complexions. As someone struggling to keep my skin hydrated and toned from the effects of hard city water in Barcelona, this got me thinking! What do the local women here know that I don’t? What are their skincare secrets? Could it be one magic beauty product or perhaps none at all (since we all know sometimes “less is…

  • Dressing Like a Local in Spain: Your Go-To Guide

    After two years of living in this fantastic city and trying desperately to look less and less like an outsider, I’ve come to several fashion conclusions. There are some definite DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to dressing like a local in Spain. In other words, fitting in like a local versus standing out like a…tourist! Regardless of what time of year you visit Barcelona, these tips will help you to plan accordingly and look the part! We first set foot in our new home city during the last week of August. The DEAD of summer. At the time I just couldn’t be bothered with…