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Style Moment | Casa de Madrid

Style Moment | Casa de Madrid

"To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." Bill Bryson (Born 1951) American author
COOL HOTELS | Madrid | Casa de Madrid

COOL HOTELS | Madrid | Casa de Madrid

It's like staying in the home of a well-traveled, aristocratic aunt.  Casa de Madrid is located in a landmark 18th century building across from Madrid's Royal Opera House.  Massive ornate doors lead to a diminutive elevator, and up to the apartment of Marta Medina: art historian, architect, curator, designer, and…
COOL HOTELS | Barcelona | Casa Camper

COOL HOTELS | Barcelona | Casa Camper

You've got to love a hotel where you get two rooms for the price of one: a bedroom with en suite bathroom, and a lounge across the hall...with a hammock. Casa Camper is a boutique hotel (there's also one in Berlin) owned by Spanish hipster footwear manufacturer, Camper.  It is…
Eye on Design | Seville | The Alcázar

Eye on Design | Seville | The Alcázar

Yes, it's the same palace I snuck into - but I had only been able to see the gardens at that time.  The next day I went back to the Royal Alcázar of Seville to see the glorious arched, tiled, filigreed, crenulated, vibrantly colorful interior. I am putting this post…