Happy Birthday

the blue carpet

cheesecake with strawberry and kiwi sauce
Happy Birthday Gran Via!
shirt, juicy couture; cardigan, banana republic; jeans, true religion; flats, staccato

I wish it was my twenty-first birthday all over again! (I celebrated it in March) But, this weekend I helped Madrid celebrate Gran Via's 100th birthday! It was a complete city-wide holiday. The blue carpet was rolled out over the street on Gran Via for everyone to enjoy and live music was played. They even had an enormous fake birthday cake! The streets were packed and it was a wonderful way for the city to celebrate especially because most people had the day off. At night I did my own celebrating at Bazaar, a cheap and chic restaurant in Madrid's Chueca neighborhood with dinner, dessert, and red wine. Feliz Cumpleanos Gran Via! 


  1. That sounds like so much fun and the cake looks great!
    I love cheesecake...yumm:) Great photos:)
    Have a lovely Monday:)

  2. thank you but its not my birthday!! hehe

  3. you're food loooksss soooo good :)
    seems like you had some fun !

  4. Happy birthday! Have a fab time and buy lots of pretty things, okay? ;)
    Cheesecake! *drool*

  5. omg that cheesecake looks amazingggg lol


  6. Anna Katrina, Gran Via looked like so much fun!

    My husband and I were in Madrid December and oh how I miss jamon iberico and tortilla espanola!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know your thoughts about Chanel nail polish (the colors are divine!)

    I'm your 100th follower and hope you can come back to my blog and follow along too - food, fashion, and travel...I think we'll be great blog buddies. ;)

  7. Hey, thanks for your visit!
    I've browsed your blog and I have to say I'll be returning. Now I really feel like going to a restaurant :D

  8. Aww that looks like so much fun!! I'm dying to visit Spain! :) xx

  9. Hi Anna Katrina! (love your name!)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following yours now.
    Love Madrid. What a place. How fun to be there to celebrate Gran Via's 100th birthday! Lucky girl.

  10. wow. sounds like FUN! that cheesecake looks soo YUMMY. *slurp*


  11. Thanks for visiting my blog Love! Oh, how I adore Spain. I was in Barcelona a few months ago. I could go for some tapas right now ;)

    Somehow I get the feeling I don't have to "wish" you a fab day. You probably already had one!


  12. That Cheesecake looks great I actually had a key lime cheesecake the other day and was not what I expected lol...


  13. Thanks for the comment! That cheesecake looks amazing!

  14. wow... so jealous of all the fun restaurants you get to try in spain!! :)

  15. You're 21? I thought you were like 18. Well it's always good to look younger :)

    SOunds like you had a great time, and you look really pretty.

  16. That sounds awesome!! You look so cute in the picture!! I love cheesecakes and I wish I could just grab it and eat it! xoxoxoxoo

  17. wow! that looks like so much fun... and tasty, too.

    glad to make my way over to your blog. you are adorable, and so is your blog. can't wait to follow along!


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