July 2, 2015

Sant Joan and Kinfolk discovery

Last week we had a public holiday on Wednesday for Sant Joan {Saint John's feast day} on June 24th, which marks the summer solstice as well. It is customary on the night of June 23rd to light fireworks and enjoy the shortest night of the year with bonfires at the beach. Truth be told, I wasn't very looking forward to the fireworks this year, seeing how Liam was so little and I was worried he might get scared! In the end we didn't hear much noise from out summer house, so Liam fell asleep pretty early and wasn't woken up at all. I myself didn't take part in any activity involving bonfires or firecrackers, we stayed in with my brother and the hubby watching a movie and by the time we finished everything was over, ha! 

I loved having the chance to allow myself some well deserved rest in the middle of the week, it changes everything! Also, I finally got the chance to fully unwind and get some quality time reading Kinfolk magazine. What an amazing discovery this was!

I had been seeing people raving about Kinfolk magazine for too long already, so when I saw their new issue had just come out, I rushed to get a copy for myself. Oh boy, I wasn't disappointed! In fact, I was ecstatic! Kinfolk is the best magazine I have ever laid my eyes upon. And I do read a lot! It's a lifestyle publication that promotes slow life in a holistic way, that meaning, in each and every aspect of your life. Hence, they talk about work, family, community, decoration, architecture, but also, food, photography and travels, it's just so very complete! This issue is all about essentialism, or how to prioritize by leaving all clutter behind and focusing solely on what really matters. I couldn't recomment the magazine enough, I'm even thiking about buying the older issues if they're available! Kinfolk is a quarterly magazine, and you can read some of their articles on their websiteI realized this all sounded like I was paid to brag about Kinfolk, but God save me, I was not! I simply truly love it :)

We set up the pool for Liam for the first time and he absolutely loved it. He was super cheerful, laughing while splashing around, a heart-melting sight for his mama, papa and grandparents! <3

This coming weekend will be special too, because we're going on a weekend getaway to northern Catalonia {Alt Empordà}: Figueres {Dalí Museum!}, Port de la Selva, Cap de creus and Cadaqués. Make sure to follow me on Snapchat @oliviaschoice because I'll be sharing most of our trip with you guys! I can't wait!!! 


  1. aw.. your son is so cute! :)


  2. What a wonderful Place! The Pics are gorgeous :)

    lots of Hugs

  3. Wow! Amazing photos and place :)


  4. Que bonic el teu nen!!! És un ninu!!!



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