Roses are red…

Table set at Meeating23
Table set at Meeating23

This past saturday my dear friend Paula Maso invited me to one of the “most girlie days” that we had, quoting her own words. She invited me to this workshop called “Caffè di Fiore” where Pepe Von Strüdel taught us different ways to make an original flower arrangement.

We met at Meeating23, this lovely three floor gallery where you can have any kind of intimate event and they’ll arrange the place just for you. The workshop was going to take place on the third floor and they have arranged the most elegant table for us nine girls. Each one of the assistant were very interesting bloggers and we all were very exited with what we were going to learn.

The first activity was to make a decorative jelly with eatable flowers. There were to types of jelly, transparent tasteless and reddish watermelon. Pepe bought organic flowers that were cultivated without any kind of chemical so they were good to eat and they smell delicious!

For me was very interesting the whole idea of making an eatable flower arrangement, eating flowers is not something that I am accustom to do but  I was not unfamiliar with the concept. I even try some of the flowers to get around of the idea on how the dish was going to taste.

We then moved on to a second arrangement, very small and delicate. We were to use a cup to be our flower vase. To stick the flowers Pepe used styrofoam which soaked up before cutting a piece of each one of us, he then gave us pink little french ranunculus and roses and we started to mold our arrangement.

It was an honor to be at the first edition of “Caffè di fiore”, spring edition. If you want to learn more about the dates of next even, please leave a comment or visit Von Strüdel‘s Flower Shop website. Hope to see you in the next workshop!

Roses are red…

Find a perfect gift for Mother’s day

I’ve been living in Barcelona, Spain for almost four years. I am originally from Venezuela and even though I visit often there has been quite some time that I’ve spent Mother’s day with mom. This year turned out to be different, she has come to visit with dad and I’ve decided to look for that special gift for her.

Browsing to find ideas

Being in the “online all the time” society, I tend to go directly to the online stores to browse. But more than that, I am a fan of social networks. Some of them are the perfect spot to browse for gift ideas! The most popular right now are the ones that are “board like”.

Pinterest is the first one in everybody’s mind because it is incredible how in one place you can type a word or a sentence of what you might look and a hundred of pictures pop up on your screen. For me is stronger than Google, since you can look for the exact page of the item, some of them have attached the price, you can see which are more popular (popular pins) and find items that never thought exists in a million years.

From Pinterest you have some derived. If your mom is more into interior design and you want to look for a unique and cool gift, Fab is your place. From furniture to jewelry you have different styles and tastes, surely you can find a great gift there. And now they have this new cool feature to design your own furniture, so you can take creativity to a next level and have your one of a kind design.

Great stores to look on

After looking what is out there on the net, I decided to go to look on the actual store. Call me old fashion, but I really enjoy the feeling of walking through the store and observing everything to find an item that pops my eye and takes me back to a memory. There is where a find a worth to give gift. One of the stores that I am currently obsess with is Zara Home. It is incredible the variety that you can find: so many collections, each one full of color and styles. Personally I feel that is the interior designer’s paradise.

Another one that I recently found is Muji. The brand, originally from Japan, have a big range of useful but well design items that are great gift for anyone. The look is very minimalist, but what I liked the most about it is the level of detail and great quality. I even got the catalog to look at home and fantasize a little of how great the furniture would look.

Last but not least, if you are more into fun & original details, Tiger is the place to go. Since the day I was introduced to it, I fell completely in love. Items full of color and inventive, they are great to create a gift basket king of present. And the best part are the prices!

With all this, I hope to help you to find the best and most thoughtful present for that special mom.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Find a perfect gift for Mother’s day