Today I dedicate the post to two awesome recent discoveries. A few months ago I had the chance to attend the presentation of the Elephant & Castle watches in Santa Ana restaurant in Madrid, and now both are among my favorites.
It is said that centuries ago, when smartphones hadn’t been invented yet, people used a watch to tell time. Today we can know what time is it just by looking at our phone, not only the time of the place we are, but also the time of anywhere in the world (because we have to set the time in London, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles as if we were international corporations). Wrist watches have become a complement whose aesthetic function exceeds its true value. Luckily, the watches by Spanish label Elephant & Castle meet both perfectly. The mechanism is Swiss and the design is great (I fell in love with the metal model in pink). Oh, and the straps are interchangeable.
The room where the watches were presented the watches could not have been better. The decoration of the restaurant Ana la Santa (Plaza Santa Ana, 14) is lovely. Lots of light, a terrace that looks like a tropical jungle, and furniture that I would want for my house. The space has been designed by Sandra Tarruella, Tomás Tarruella’s sister, who is the mind behind the restaurant along with his group En compañía de lobos (his other restaurant, Bosco de lobos, is also highly recommended, in Hortaleza 63). Tomás is also known for the group he co-founded with his mother Rosa Esteva, Grupo Tragaluz, that has opened some other nice restaurants such as Bar Tomate and Luzi Bombón.
Pics by Ana la Santa, Elephant & Castle and me