Monthly Archives: April 2011

A lil Rrrrebate from your TIGER


So this morning I had one of the best surprises I could get on my way home from my morning class in Nuevos Ministerios on Calle Orense.

They’ve just put in a new TIGER store.

Let’s just call this store a major drug. Anything you could imagine is there and for CHEAP!!!!!

For example:

Stacey’s Mission Impossible Made Possible……

For almost 3 years I’ve been searching for a great little basic sewing kit in Spain, but for some UNGODLY reason they are IMPOSSIBLE to find and those that you find at a creepy Chino shop are completely overpriced. I walk in the door of this new TIGER store and what do I find for next to nothing in euros??? 2 different Sewing Kits. BOO-YAH!

And how much did I pay for these 2 amazing kits????? —– 4 EUROS!!!!! TOMA YA! BOO-YAH! 🙂 (now I wanna sew something..anything really!)

I found this store back in early 2009 when they opened their first shop on Calle Alcala, next to Metro Pueblo Nuevo and the minute I walked in I knew it was going to be a long term shopping lover affair.

For all of my American readers, Imagine a dollar store with the style and class in its store design and in its products like the Target stores.

The most expensive product I have ever seen in the shop has been around 25 – 30 euros and it was a clock radio with a retro design. Most products range from 1 euros – 7 euros…..the store sells everything…..arts and crafts supplies, house decorations and kitchen supplies, gardening supplies, games and lil toys for kids, bath supplies, extras for your tool box, bikes, car…they even have ipod/iphone covers for 3 euros, recyclable bags for shopping….even SNACK FOOD!!!!!

It is the clean and organized and CHEAP CHINO….made by the DANISH!!!!! It started 10 years ago in Copenhagen and it’s making its boom across Europe.

Imagine….in 2 years it has gone from 1 store in Madrid to 4 stores!!!!!! And I guarantee you it will grow…and fast!!!!

So go check out the 2 new locations here in the Madrid or visit the original 2.

Locations in Mad-town:

Definitely worth your wild…..and for my British friends…its in the UK too!!!!! 🙂

This store is going to be as important to Spain as IKEA and Primark have become….. Love It!!!!! 🙂

Hair By Tommy (..Not Hilfiger)


Most of my posts have been dedicated to the food aspect in Madrid. But today I’m gonna switch it up and promote an Amazing hairstylist here in Madrid. One of my students recommended him to me. She’s been going to him for years and he even did her hair and makeup for her wedding. So I decided that my birthday party looks (gotta do something a lil special for the bday) would be his test. Needless to say he has passed with flying colors AND I can now never consider going anywhere else to get my hair (or makeup) done.

The best part about his salon is that it’s very small and it’s just him and the girl he has to wash your hair and prep you before you sit in his chair and he works a miracle on your hair. Not only does he know what he’s doing, but he listens to you and he isn’t sneaky and its relatively cheap. I mean, if you want real cheap just go to Marco Aldany the Great Clips of Spain…and you will get what you ask for….crap. But not with Thomas (Tomas).

Check out his contact info and my pics below:

Thomas Moreno (Estilista – Peluquero)

Calle San Bernardino, 5

Metros: Plaza de Espana/Noviciado

Tlf: 915. 599. 750  o  617.170.323

Prices: Style: 10 euros, Makeup 25-30 euros (depending on the session)….more prices to be posted soon, but by my estimations a haircut for a woman would be anywhere from 20-30 euros…depending on what you are going to do. Men’s Cut for sure would run you somewhere around 10-20 euros.


Me and Thomas

The Look Up-Close and Personal

My Do For Friday Night (Dark Eyes, Rose Lips)

So, On Saturday when I came in….I was the last client of the day and I had a MAJOR hangover from the night before….sooooo what did Thomas get me???? A giant Mahou!!!!! The greatest cure for a bad hangover. 🙂

Lets just say that Saturdays look was very creative in every way…fake eyelashes, red lipstick and a kick-ass hairdo that took me back to when women looked this good on a daily basis. (Can I go back in time please???)