Well, Easter is almost upon us so I'll be taking a little blogging break with a trip to Spain to visit my parents (we always like to meet up in a different country every time). I haven't been to Madrid for years so it should be pretty nice to investigate the Prado with a more mature mind and explore whichever shops the hipster Madrileños are favouring this time around. It's such a shame the boys from Cup of Couple won't be in town for the weekend; they have rapidly become one of my favourite fashion/design blogs out there - hello!, a cute gay couple who dress well and take amazing photographs and videos?! Living the dream.
I'm a little warier about exploring the restaurants of Madrid, however. It seems it's the worst place in Europe to be a vegetarian now, which so far has been my exprience while trying to book restaurants online. Mother likes to have a schedule before we get there so I've had to book at least one Italian resto (Piu di Prima) to make sure we get to eat something other than tortilla. I'll be back late on Sunday night so I'm guessing blogging will resume circa Tuesday :-)
In other international news, Anastasia & Duck has officially joined Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo! If you're having any difficulty with weibo as an English-speaker, I can highly recommend this helpful blog post. As I joked recently on Twitter, the internet is the new colonialism, so let's start spreading the A&D craziness around the world. If you're a weibo-ite please do follow me - and I'd love some suggestions for cool (English posting?) people to follow!
Speaking of (soon-to-be) international phenomena, I can't finish without mentioning Jak and Jil's Tommy Ton who launched his accessories collaboration with Club Monaco at Harvey Nichols last night. It was quite an intimate gathering which meant it was also a great opportunity to catch up with Luke. We knocked back a couple of glasses of prosecco and still had time to shop the top-floor food hall before getting home to make dinner. Tommy has decorated the Club Monaco space with photographs of his favourite subjects carrying the bags (blogging friend Susie Bubble included) around the fashion capitals of the world. The photography exhibition is definitely a great idea, although I'm not really sure I can see Anna dello Russo hauling a canvas bag for anyone other than Tommy. Apparently the bags have been selling like hot cakes so you should probably move quickly if you want to snag yourself one.
Until next week, hasta luego!