September 24, 2013

FIGUERES | A photo diary

September 24, 2013
My trip to this historic north-Catalonian city was beyond relaxing. After sitting on a train for 8 hours straight, I arrived late in the afternoon to the train station to find my friends' car waiting for me, then we drove to the villa {which was way more distanced from downtown than we expected, we even got lost and ended up in France at some point} for what seemed like hours; and upon driving through the gate, I was pleasantly surprised and instantly transported into a rural fantasy coloured in green and brown. My amazement continued when I entered the house - it was a clear example of 'never judge a book by its cover' -, unlike its facade, the rooms had an essence of the glamour of the Ritz, and I instantly knew it was going to be a wonderful week . . .

. . . having croissants and tea under the sun for breakfast, followed by leisurely walks along the gardens or the city and a few hours reading Hemingway by the fire {because, yes, it was quite cold the first days of our stay}. Not to mention the little 'spa' we were provided with, where I spent endless amounts of time pampering myself with rose scented baths or under the rainshower that was placed on a natural rock; and later have a lovely dinner under the shining stars . . .

Besides visiting the charming town center, it's museums, and taking some pictures there - , I spent most of the time at the villa; so you can imagine how blissful everything was. A much needed depart from the fast paced living back at home.

I was wearing : Zara basic t-shirt, Mango tuxedo jeans, Bimba & Lola bag, Casio watch and no label shoes.

What do you think? I have to say this place was even more enchanting than I thought and the few friends I made over there were extremely kind; so if you ever visit north-Catalonia, I highly recommend you to walk around Figueres. 

Have a lovely day!

15 comments :

  1. lovely photos, it looks beautiful there x

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  2. Gorgeous! Looks peaceful and I am most certain you had a ton of fun visiting!


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  3. So gorgeous photos and your outfit is very stylish!

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  4. What an amazingly-cool place! Love what you wore.

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  5. Thanks! And I did - so sad I'm back to the grind now. X

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  6. Thank you, Kate. It was incredibly cool; maybe it's the fact that Dalí was born there! X

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  7. Love the photos. You look stunning as usual Amy.

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  8. Leith Mahoney-Maver25 September 2013 at 19:57

    Hi there! I just wanted to stop by and say you are obviously a very talented writer, photographer, and fashionista! So young and already so pulled together! I've added your blog to my blog roll in the hopes that my humble readership will be introduced to your talent. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading more from you in the future!
    Cheers - Leith
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  9. great pics, I love them!

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  10. You are always so nice, Alex. Thank you! X.

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  11. You are so incredibly sweet! Thank you so, so much for your kind words. You have no idea how much this means to me, really. I hope you keep enjoying my writing.


    P.S. - I love your blog! X

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  12. I love the documentation of your vacation, the words and the photos make this appear a very desirable spot (which from what you wrote, must be very true) You must be really cultured and well rounded from all this traveling! Glad you enjoyed your trip, continuously love your blog and writing :)


    Sienna
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  13. Probably.... Gosh, I'd love to visit!

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  14. Sienna, thank you so much for your sweet comment! Things like this make me smile so much and it gives me motivation to keep doing this. Thanks again! X

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I read and appreciate all of your comments, thank you for taking the time to write some nice words. ♥