Summer essentials 2017 by Marion, Communication Officer of Florenz

Summer 2017 is finally here, vacation is coming, and it is high time to introduce you our essentials of the seasons. Let’s begin this series of articles with the answers of Marion our Communication Officer at Florenz.

YOUR SUMMER 2017 PLAYLIST?

Regarding music I have very heterogeneous tastes, you can find below my top 10 songs with some novelties and a lot of classics:

– RGB – The Gift

Assenzio – Fedez

Forever Young – Alphaville

Seaside – The Kooks

San Francisco – Scott McKenzie

The sound of silence – Simon & Garfunkel

Wild world – Cat Stevens

Malibu – Miley Cyrus

– 212 – Azealia Banks

Bad Girls – MIA

YOUR FLORENZ SCARF?

During the summertime I am looking to escape and explore, and currently my dream destination is the Asian continent. So it is quite naturally that I’ve chosen the Bijinga 100% silk scarf to accompany me. I really love its artistic aspect, and its homage to Kitagawa Utamaro’s work. I like to wear it as a turban or a scarf.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOUR VACATION?

It is necessary to know that I am not a very organized person regarding holiday. I do not particularly like the traced routes, I am rather the kind to leave free court with my desires. The timed journeys are not clearly something that I look for, but I admit that before going on holiday I have some small rites, in particular go on Instagram. I try to find typical places there, in Barcelona last summer I had make the discovery of the Bunkers del Carmel which I recommend highly. I also often realize boards on Pinterest where I insert all the photos of the places which I want to discover in the city and the neighborhood.

YOUR ESSENTIALS ACCESSORIES ON HOLIDAYS?

I never go on holidays without my camera to immortalize everything I quickly have thousands of photos to sort out at the end of the holidays, but it does not matter, my camera is still my essential accessory, the first one on my list. I use a reflex (Cannon 1000d) which follows me for years and has already travel a lot!

Regarding fashion, I always bring one (or several) pair of sandals to stride along the streets of the city. A swimsuit to be able to take fully advantage of the beach and the ocean. Sunglasses and good novel.

Regarding beauty, I keep a good sunscreen, and a light mist for strong heat.

YOUR  SUMMER 2017 DESTINATION?

I am going one week to Lisbon in the middle of July, I have never set foot in Portugal, and I am looking forward to discovering this new country! Then, I will return on the wild coasts of my native Brittany for the end of the summer.

YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY  ON HOLIDAYS?

Besides the beach, if there is a thing which I adore on holidays, it is to hunt for antiques. I adore going to flea markets, and try to find the perfect gift for my close friends, something authentic, and often old objects, which are for me real small treasures much more than what can be find in any souvenir shops, which are for me tourist traps. And as I adore the vintage, I always prepare my flea markets schedule before going anywhere for vacation.

YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAIL PARTY IN SUMMER?

Without any hesitation I would say mojitos !

WHAT TO DO IN MADRID WHEN THE WEATHER IS HOT?

When the strong hot season arrives to Madrid I like taking advantage of the fresh air in museums and take advantage of it to rediscover all these beautiful works. I also have a passion for architecture, and I adore to visit cathedrals, church, chapel, … And it is a chance that Madrid possesses a lot, each more beautiful than the last. At the end of evening when the heat gets refreshed, or at least that the sun does not hit any more so hard, I like going have a drink on one of the rooftops of the city and taking advantage of the offered view. But Madrid also possesses full of attractive terraces which spreads of mist to counter the heat and are thus so pleasant. The Atocha station of Madrid is also worth seeing, and to escape a little from the city the time of a weekend in the countryside is also a good way to escape the heat of the city!

images source: mode•arte

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