For those who love, as much as we do, the rural side of the islands, the bucolic dinners in the shadow of an olive tree, the wise evolutions of the Mediterranean cuisine and the variegated flavours of the Middle East. For those who are sanely obsessed by maquis, unusual salads and perfectly made bread, just like us, La Paloma will become the first choice for every dinner on the island.
To us, avoiding the boredom of a long wait in Madrid airport on a mid-spring day means catching a taxi and reaching the city centre. Getting lost in the sunny streets around the Grand Via, receiving the gift of a dazzling truce by the clouds, and sitting at one of Celso Y Manolo’s tables. Ordering beers and sharing tapas, and grasping the sublime energy of the regulars sitting in the chairs and stools near us. Tasty curls of Jamón Ibérico, a salad with Chardonnay and honey vinaigrette, Bocadillos de Caramares, and the best Croquetas de Bacalao ever. We feel a sheer and immediate empathy for the city, for this perfect little restaurant, for the Madrilenians and their way of life.
by Agust Juste and Eva Calduch
We’re Agust and Eva, a couple of graphic designers-partners-friends from Barcelona with our own studio for more than 20 years and not divorcing… yet. We recently launched Behomm, the first home exchange site just for designers and visual artists worlwide. By invitation only, much more secure, it avoids anonymous registrations. We love beauty and travelling. We are passionate home exchangers with the dream of connecting all creatives…
If someone took me here blindfolded, with no geographic references, I would say without any doubt that I am in one of the inland deserts of the United States. To discover that Aire is instead in Spain reminds us that nature is infinite, that its extraordinary beauty repeats itself and that no matter if we are in America or Europe, buildings are wisely built when they blend into nature. Located near Navarra’s Bardenas Reales Natural Park and Biosphere Natural Reserve this is “A bed in a wheat field” (El Paìs).