I am sure you will agree that a day that starts off well is one that starts off with Strawberry Milkshakes and Chocolate Sunday’s! 😉 So I bet you could imagine my excitement when we decided to go to the most amazing “All American Diner” right in the heart of Madrid for breakfast. Tony & Mel’s has everything from the black and white tiled floors to the neon lights and duke box and really all that was missing really was Hillary Duff on roller skates. I had to restrain myself from completely filling my phone memory with pics and also from ordering an extra slice of cheesecake to go with my milkshake…OK, fine! I admit it, I failed on both accounts, but still it was super fun at least it meant we had energy for the day’s adventures!
After eating the equivalent of breakfast, lunch and dinner in one sitting, we made our way to El Retiro, a massive park in the center of Madrid, filled with trees (one of which is the oldest in Madrid), beautiful gardens, a lake and impressive moments, such as the one to King Alfonse XII. We walked around, took some pictures and enjoyed the sun. You could see why people refer to it as the lungs of Madrid, it was so great being surrounded by nature whilst being so close to the heart of the city.
After some serious relaxation time, we drove around Plaza de Colon to admire the many monuments built to commemorate the explorer Christopher Columbus and saw Cibeles, the important fountain in front of the Town Hall of Madrid where Real Madrid celebrate their victories. The whole square was simply stunning, with marble sculptures, the fountain and the impressive neo-gothic hall looming above us!
In the morning I wore ripped blue jeans with high top black and white Vans shoes and a street style t-shirt that worked well with the American vibe of the diner and then in the afternoon, because it was really hot I changed into white jean shorts and a grey top with lace detail that I wore with high top converse All Stars. I also wore a light crochet jumper to wear inside when the air-con was on. I took with me some of travel essentials, like my Nikon Camera, I-Phone and of course my Passport, because in Spain you have to have identification on you at all times. I showered my look with my some of my summer essentials including my Pull & Bear triangle purse that was perfect for keeping my euro coins in, my Deluxe Store Bahrain jewel encrusted bangles and last but by no means least, my customised, specially made sterling silver ‘Abi” sunglasses from Epitome, that I loved wearing all summer because they were specially made to my taste and had my initials put on the arm. The perfect touch of bling to make any outfit unique!
High Top Black & White Sneakers – VANS
Ripped Jeans – PRIMARK
Street Style Top – PILAR PRIETO
Customized Sterling Silver Glasses – EPITOME
Triangle Wallet – PULL & BEAR
Jewel Bangles – DELUXE STORE BAHRAIN
White Jean Shorts – H&M
Grey Top with Black Lace – MANGO
High Top Sneakers – CONVERSE
Satchel – QUICKSILVER