Around the Bowl

Soups of the world – Recipes from around the globe & some creations of my own

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Shoes III – The Clearance Sales

Another shoes post, to take a break from soup once in a while! In Spain they call them “the third sales” they are the last sales of the season and as I wear a very small shoe size I’m usually very lucky and find those special items left at a ridiculous low price. At this point of the season, in general I’ve  already bought anything I needed/wanted, so if I’m buying something more, it has to be useful in the transition or next season.

This year I found these three little treasures; the pink animal print ballerinas are from Bimba y Lola, one of my favourites Spanish firms for shoes and bags. The all time classic blue and brown loafers are from Massimo Dutti and the super elegant and also timeless grey bow ballerinas were found in my recent trip to Warsaw! They are all genuine leather (and the grey ballerinas are hand-made and limited edition!), which I really appreciate and it’s almost a sine qua non condition for me when it comes to shoes and bags. I was raised in Argentina, where there is a long tradition in leather manufacture and very good design in shoes and bags, so I could call it a cultural matter…

I can’t wait for autumn to be here to start eating soups and wearing these beauties!

Have a great week!

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Shoes II – the Sales

Hello shoe lovers! To continue with the shoes saga, I introduce you my sales victims!

Couldn’t be happier with them. As usual, the flat sandals are a model from Minelli I already have but in a different colour and material. Actually, they were a gift from my mother, we found them on a trip to Biarritz! I can’t get enough of these shoes… The gorgeous ballerinas are from Battu shoes, a wonderful e-shop. All their shoes are absolutely hand made in Spain with a terrific design and quality materials.

Have a great weekend!

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Shoes and I (Soup will be back next week)

Dear foodies of the world, a quick post just to tell you I’m off for a few days. I’m heading to San Sebastian to a friend’s wedding and will be visiting French Pays Basque as well; so I might be bringing some great recipes ideas back and maybe, if we’re lucky, a good restaurant/s review.

I don’t know if I ever told you before, but besides trying and cooking food from around the world, shoes are another passion of mine since I can recall. I have many, but, in my defence, I use them all! Here’s a selection of the spring/summer’14 acquisitions, some of them can be bought online, you can find the links below just in case you’re interested.  As you can see, when I like a design, I usually buy it in different colours, I do the same with clothes, I find it so practical! Is anyone out there doing the same or am I just a bit nuts?


The flats are from here but they’re no longer on sale (I bought them at early spring, I think they have some left at the outlet)

The black and brown sandals are from a french label I love (great quality/price ratio) I buy them when I go to France, they’re not available in Spain, as far as I know.

Finally the pale blue sandals are from a lovely Barcelona brand I recently discover