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Beautiful, exciting, cultural and stylish Madrid through the eyes of a Londoner. Read all about Betsy's life in the capital, which has been her home for the past 6 years...and will be for many more to come. More Info

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Londoner in Madrid

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XpresArte – Paint and have fun

April 28, 2017 by Betsy

Unleash the painter in you Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Van Gogh? Or Klimt? Does Monet rock your boat? Or is it Kandinsky who ticks all your… Read more…

Categories: Events, Trends

La Tasquería de Javi Estévez – Offally good

April 24, 2017 by Betsy

Let’s er…shake things up a bit. Happy Monday foodies, hope you are all enjoying the April sunshine and are full of beans. Speaking of beans…what food can’t you stand? I… Read more…

Categories: Eat

Free Ben&Jerry’s Ice Cream – Tues 4th April in Madrid

April 3, 2017 by Betsy

#FreeConeDay – Free Ice Cream! Ice ice baby…thanks Ben & Jerry’s Throughout the course of a year, there are many “International Day of + insert food item”, perhaps more than… Read more…

Categories: Eat, Events

10 Cool places in Madrid to check out this Spring – Part 2(6 to 10)

March 22, 2017 by Betsy

Happy penultimate March mid-week folks! Last  Wednesday you lucky lovely people could read about the first 5 Madrid places I am digging these days…Today let’s continue with Places 6 to… Read more…

Categories: Drink, Eat, Trends

10 Cool places in Madrid to check out this Spring – Part 1(1 to 5)

March 14, 2017 by Betsy

Happy mid-week AND mid-March folks! 2017 is well underway. That means that fun times lie ahead, i.e. longer, sunny days and the long weekends – puenteriffic. More time for terrazas,… Read more…

Categories: Drink, Eat, Trends

Let’s talk FOOD TRUCKS. II Expo Food Trucks Nuevos Ministerios

February 28, 2017 by Betsy

Vroom vroom, nom nom    KICKS OFF TODAY (Tues 28th Feb) UNTIL SUNDAY 5th March       Madrid’s love for food trucks and street food markets with food trucks… Read more…

Categories: Drink, Eat, Events

Sucre Salón de Té – Beautiful tea salon near the Retiro/Prado/Atocha

February 16, 2017 by Betsy

#Tealightful A haven for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or spending the day there…   Tea is good for the soul  Let’s face it folks. As good as the coffee in… Read more…

Categories: Eat

Special Valentine’s Rodizio – why not! Vila Brasil is your place.

January 23, 2017 by Betsy

February 14th #ohno Valentines Day is fast approaching. Or as they call it here in Spain “The El Corte Inglés Day” – wish we were as witty as them…. In… Read more…

Categories: Drink, Events

Food Events galore this fortnight in Madrid

January 19, 2017 by Betsy

Seriously folks. There is a whole lot of food goodness from now until the end of the month!  Sometimes in Madrid there is TOO MUCH choice. No wait, that’s not… Read more…

Categories: Eat, Events

6 Best of Madrid’s food/drink/rooftop scene 2016

January 2, 2017 by Betsy

What a good gastro year Madrid had in 2016    #gomadrid #woooo…          #hoo.   These days there are many top notch places and up-and-coming foodie areas… Read more…

Categories: Drink, Eat, Trends