Before checking out of our Airbnb apartment in Seville, we had a few hours to pay this beautiful city one last visit. Hubby suggested we go shopping. I know, right? #BestHusbandEver! After meandering into a few boutiques and not resonating with many of their ‘wares’, I found this Mondrian-hued abstract-style full midi skirt in a cute boutique called ‘Trajano 11’. Aside from the eye-catching colours and shape, I was most impressed by the bilateral pockets! And upon my return to Melbourne, the skirt could work with a turtleneck and tights.
The blue suede espadrilles were the shoe-venirs I was talking about. There were 5 colours to choose from, the buttercup yellow and khaki were divine too, but I already have too many shoes.
Hubby and I took these photos down a side street not far from our hotel. He brought the “big flash”. After a few shots, a lady emerged from a nearby house and I was sure we were in trouble. “I thought it was lightning”, she explained – she was just concerned that a freak storm was coming to ruin her plans for revelry at the Cordoba Feria. “I love your skirt!” She exclaimed.
Auxi got along with us like a house on fire. She invited into her home to join her to celebrate her Saint’s Day, introduced us to her extended family and even let me walk her dog (who’s such sweetie and so low maintenance!). Are all Spanish people this friendly? One of Auxi’s besties, Juan is a hairdresser. After learning that we are also going to the Feria, he decided to restyle my hair, Córdoba style.
Auxi joined in and rummaged through her closet for her designer polka dot Spanish dress. It was a DREAM! Had I just met my Spanish fairy godmother in Cordoba? I expressed my utmost gratitude but declined her kind offer. I already had an iconic Cordoba symbol, the giant red rose placed in my hair. And plus, my new midi skirt wanted in on the Feria fun too!
So with that, we set off into the night. On the way, our new Spanish family decided that Hubby’s name was not Spanish enough, so they declared that, henceforth, he shall be known as Manolo! Having recently seen The Book of Life, we were thrilled with his new moniker (although it took a while for him to remember to respond to people crying out “Manolo! Manolo!” as we dashed around the fairgrounds. Auxi used to be a Flamenco dancing instructor, no wonder she and her daughter Ana let it rip on the dance floor. We were treated to a crash-course in flamenco dancing and danced until my new espadrilles cried “Enough!”
That evening was the best night we had in Cordoba. This is precisely why I always say “everyday is dressing up for“, because you never know just who you’ll meet when you do!
离开塞维利亚前，我们还剩几个小时能去访问这美丽的城市。老公建议去逛街，我只能答应。进了几家精品店，可能我的眼界宽了，看不上任何衣服，我差点放弃了。但从Trajano 11 商店的窗户中我看到了这条颜色鲜艳的圆裙子。除了醒目的颜色和形状外，我爱上了它双边的口袋！回到墨尔本寒冷的气候后，我还能将高领毛衣和连外裤来配这条裙子。