Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!

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For Everyone Out There…..I Wanted To Wish You All…

Or For Some of You….

No Matter How You Think About It Today Is About…

Like Everyday Should Be Buuuut Since They Commercialize It, We’ll Go With It!

So Just Know That…

And Not Only That But…

So Make Sure That Today You…

And Always Remember That…

🙂

Love,

La Guiri

~Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball~

~To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Oscar Wilde~

~You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha~

Pinta En Copas

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One random day I was walking around the area in Madrid called Malasana, which just happens to be right next to my casa (now my old casa) here in Mad-town…when I saw a wonderful little shop where you could paint and decorate your own pottery (cups, mugs, plates, vases, piggy banks, bowls, etc…) and the moment I saw it I knew I had to go check this place out!

You walk in and it’s full of little wooden tables and chairs with shelves of white pottery ready to be decorated. In the back there is room for a group to come and spend the day together painting. There is also a little table with a kettle and a coffee pot which is there for you to enjoy a cup of tea or a cup of coffee for free while listening to music and painting a gift for yourself or for someone you care about.

I decided to surprise my friend as a little Saturday afternoon activity. Something off the beaten path of the traditional meal and a movie kind of day date. We chose to paint a coffee mug each.

The way it works is you choose one of the pieces of pottery…each style is marked with the price and that is the price you pay. Nothing extra. Our coffee mugs were 14 euros each…which I find extremely reasonable and affordable for what you are going to do.

So you basically come in, choose what you want to decorate, decorate it (maybe have a coffee or tea), and when you are finished you pay for your piece and then you leave it there to be picked up 2 or 3 days later. It has to be put through the oven and glossed so it looks truly FABULOUS!!!! 😉

The best part about this place is that friends can come, couples and families too. It’s a place for everyone really and even if you aren’t very artistic. I love painting so for me this was a GREAT afternoon. My friend isn’t the artistic one….but he still had a great time and I think he appreciated that I found something new and interesting for us to do in HIS city.

My fav part was that I had a mini fan club of a group of 3 little Spanish ninos who loved my mug and were asking me questions about it in Spanish…haha! Yup, I felt like a painting superstar. Ya know, it happens….:-)

Here is the info:

Pinta En Copas

Calle de Velarde, 3

Madrid, Spain (Metro: Tribunal, Bilbao)

+34 914 45 33 43

Timetable:

Tuesday-Sunday: 11 :00 – 14:00h and 17:00-22:00h

Friday and Saturdays they’re open until 23:00h

*Children older than 8 years old are permitted.
**You don’t need to make a reservation—unless you are going to be a group of 5 people or more!!!!
***CREDIT CARDS are NOT accepted!!!! (So bring enough cash!)
Check out some of my pics!

The Beginning….

The pieces my little fan club (aka the 3 lil ninos) were making next to our table…

La Guiri working hard on her coffee mug…

La Guiri caught by surprise…Haha!!! 😉

R.I.P. Whitney

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I’m still in shock…considering how young she was. And yes, she had a very horrible addiction with drugs….but this woman could SING and that is what she did. And for most young girls and women of my generation and for the next generations to come, Whitney is the one to be and the one to beat. And as much as people will wanna talk….Whitney’s voice was the voice of my youth and I will forever respect her for her contributions to the music industry.


Get Ready….

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Get ready…

La Guiri is prepping for some great blog posts coming this weekend!!!!!! Are you ready???? Keep an eye out…La Guiri has found some cool places to check out in Madrizzzzzz!!!! 😉

  • La Guiri’s Fav Indian in Lavapies
  • English Comedy in Madrid
  • Valentine’s Day Ideas for those of us in Madrid (and on a budget–hay crisis!)
So Get Ready….Cause Here I Come! 😉

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