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Showing posts with label shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shopping. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cristina Oria new Restaurant and Gourmet Shop



There is a new place in town that everybody is talking about. It is located in Conde de Aranda 6 and opens from 9:00 am to 09:00 PM. Cristina Oria, multitasking woman is the alma mater.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Little IKEA Shop in Madrid


IKEA has done it again! It has reinvented its model! The company has decided to combine the big outskirt warehouse with the traditional intimate downtown little shop. In Madrid the chosen location couldn’t be more typical and central: El Rastro. We all love el Rastro, its bargaining spirit, the special and unique pieces you can find there… How can IKEA, so modern, so Nordic, so clean, combine with it?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Shopping in Madrid for procastinators!




It happens to me every year.... I always do my christmas shopping in the last minute! 

If this rings a bell, here is a list of hotspots for shopping that will for sure make the process easier, take good note of them. I am confident that you will find some nice presents for every budget.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My Little Madrid Sunday Morning Tour!

Last weekend we had an amazing day showing off our favourite places in the city, mainly Barrio de Salamanca to a selective group of 11 french luxury tour- operators. They were all invited by Madrid Destino, together with the Oficina de Turismo Española in Paris, Air Europa and The Leading Hotels of the World wanting to explore and promote Madrid in their travel plans.
The town hall’s Tourism Department contacted therealthing.es a Spanish travel agency that focuses on luxury experiences and the Spanish culture in order to get the best from Madrid. We were very grateful to them, when they contacted us for organizing a “My Little Madrid morning”. In this event, the mission was to show the tour-operators, on a Sunday, the gastro and shopping side of barrio de Salamanca.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bisutería Otero, a Piece of Madrid that Vanishes


Walking around Calle Mayor you get, nowadays, a sad feeling. Many shops are closing because of the expiry of the old law which allowed them to have a low rent. Most of those venues are traditional and popular businesses. One of them is Bisutería Otero. It was opened in 1905 and will definitely close at the end of March.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lalabeyou - Buy or Create your Own Jewelry!



I made a nice discovery while walking the other day through Belen Street, doing some window shopping. At first, I was amazed to see many drawings displayed with original jewelry. I was not sure whether it was a shop or a gallery. A smiley lady inside informed me it was both, and also a jewel atelier: Contemporary Jewelry Galery Lalabeyou!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Shopping for gourmet canned seafood - La Conservera by Frinsa


There is a delicatessen in Madrid that all seafood lovers should definitely visit: La Conservera by Frinsa. It is a great place for tin can shopping, and despite the fact that we sometimes consider canned food less interesting than fresh food, I have to say that the quality of products inside Frinsa’s cans is amazing! a wonderful marine breeze for your next menu!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Il Tavolo Verde, Organic Café and Antique Market


Big glass windows, lovely antic furniture, organic food and a pleasant atmosphere close to the Retiro: I am talking about Il Tavolo Verde, (which in italian stands for the gaming table). The perfect place to go to by yourself for a relaxing lunch or tea time with a book. I sometimes feel that in Madrid, there are not enough places to go to on your own when you find yourself in a quiet mood.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

La Portegna - Elegant Personalized Leather bags



Walking through Salamanca district, a little bench outside a shop made me look through their window. Very elegant leather items were nicely displayed, the name made me think of Argentina: La Portegna. And surprise! it is a Spanish brand 100% made in Spain. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Fashion Designer Teresa Palazuelo - this time for kids



We were invited by Teresa Palazuelo to her Atelier. The occasion was the presentation of her line TPKids, First Communion outfits. I have to say that I liked many things. First, the place: a traditional atelier, with large tables, beautiful fabrics and seamstresses delighted with their diligent work.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

La Central - Much More than a Bookstore


La central de callao My Little Madrid

We are big fans of the fantastic bookstore La Central in Callao! We consider it much more than a bookstore for many reasons. Firstly, they have more than 80 000 book references in several languages and many different sections that avoid the typical collection of best sellers you find elsewhere. It is a library within a 19th century palace. If you feel hungry or want to take a rest, you can also try their great “Bistro” with very tasty food options for breakfast, lunch or tea time. You can even stay for drinks at night in their bar, "el Garito" , where many events and book presentations take place.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

On-line Shopping for Christmas


Christmas is already here, just around the corner. Besides big meals, old friends reunions, work drinks, and many good feelings ... we must prepare an array of gifts of all kinds for every occasion. Thank God internet and online purchasing can assist us! Today I propose some websitse with interesting gifts for anyone: Urbanara, Regalador, Verkami and Muñoz&Krämer.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Pop-up store The Hovse: the place to be and buy!

 

Festive season fever has arrived in Madrid and despite the fact that we still have 24 days until Christmas; I am not enthusiastic about the stressful consumer obsession that abounds this time of year. For this reason, I declare my deepest love to the best Christmas pop-up store in Madrid: #thehovse!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rent a Party Dress - La Mas Mona


Now that the Christmas period is just around the corner and we will be invited to gorgeous parties, we must be the best dressed! We suggest an awesome website: La Mas Mona, which offers the rental of fabulous and super fashion party dresses. The website offers a broad range of dresses for both smart and casual parties: Luisa Beccaria, Valentino Red, Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Cavalli, Dsquared, see by Chloé...

And here's the best part: for our beloved and elegant followers when booking your dress by entering the code: LMM_MYLITTLEMADRID you will get a 20% discount on the rental of all outfits until the end of 2014!

Monday, September 23, 2013

National Geographic store in Madrid - New Menu

national geographic party in madrid

Although the National Geographic Store is in Madrid since 2010, I had never visited it simply because I did not know about its existence. It was a nice surprise to be invited to the renewal presentation party that took place on Thursday. And even more surprising to realize that this huge space has nothing to envy to the London National Geographic Store, it is even better! Specially the restaurant and its new menu.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Close to Nature - El Encinar, Madrid North (Guest Posting)

First I’d like to thank My Little Madrid for giving me the opportunity to write about this part of Madrid, a Madrid just outside the busy and noisy inner city. We’re talking about the northern district, a residential neighbourhood thas is becoming a place for families to find peace and quiet.

When peace and quiet are paramount


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

YellowKorner- Accesible Contemporary Art


The new YELLOWKORNER shop in Madrid
One of the good things about traveling is to discover new concepts never-before-seen in Madrid. In one of my last trips to Paris I discovered a photography shop called YellowKorner and inmediately thought: why don’t we have a shop like this in Madrid?
They read my thoughts. Walking through Salamanca District, I got a nice surprise. Yellow Korner just opened a shop in Madrid! Sigue leyendo, en español más abajo

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Casa Decor 2013 - A Yearly Appointment (we cannot miss)


Another year Casa Decor opens its doors in Madrid!! This time more challenging than ever. Designers need to transform a very 60's circular shaped office building, former british embassy, into residential spaces. Conceived as a diplomatic complex, the building is self-contained with its own system of security, electrical and water systems. And a very difficult layout. A real challenge and an extraordinary outcome! worth the visit!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pop Up Christmas Shopping in Madrid - The Appartment & Madrid in Love

 It’s late for Santa but still in time for the Three Wise Men (los Reyes Magos), which is the real tradition in Spain for Christmas presents.

I have been actively searching the perfect gift and I am ready to recommend two singular Pop-Up Stores: The Apartment (6 December – 6 January) and Madrid in Love.

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