Monday, January 17, 2011

The Trapa Trip

Howdy, sweeties!

Last Saturday, the hubz invited me for a chocolate buying trip at Trapa somewhere in Palencia, Spain. So I put on my long knitted dress/ vest, pair of purple tights for color:

 knitted vest/ dress- Pull & Bear, tights- Zara

a pair of colorful floral earrings because the weather felt like spring:

 earrings- local store

a pair of studded booties ( my first!) and a gray bag:

bag- Zara, studded booties- local store

Et voila, ready to go! :)

Little did I know that I was a bit under dressed for a very cold day. The temperature stayed between 5 to 6 C all day and it was foggy and cloudy even on the way back home!  Have you tried traveling at night where there´s almost zero visibility on the road because of the fog? It was scary! Good thing by time we´re halfway home, the fog had already lifted. What a relief. Nevertheless, we had fun the whole day. ;)

We also visited the Monasterio de San Isidro de Dueñas which was on the other side of the factory. Trapa chocolates were first made inside this monastery more than a century ago by the Trappist monks. So yeah, that´s where the chocolate got it´s name, from the monks who first made them. Then they sold the rights to a Spanish company but the ingredients are still based from the old recipe.

So if you happen to pass by Palencia in one of your road trips on the way to Salamanca or Portugal, you´ll know where to stop by to buy authentic Spanish chocolates on this side of Spain. You won´t miss the store/factory because you´ll smell the chocolate from a few kilometers away. ;)

So dahlings, where have you been last weekend? ;)

Wanting to know,



Dredd said...

I love the whole outfit but maybe I would pair it with a knee high boots ;).

Che, we always experience zero visibility couple of times/year. And speaking of weekends, our is quite lazy since our weather really sucks and if I remember it right our temperature last weekend was -7C and on top of that, really dark and gloomy w/c was perfect for movie marathon ;))

Susu Paris Chic said...

Your color accents are just what the outfit needed.

My weekend was spent shopping and having coffee with a dear friend... in Paris, where else!

janettaylor said...

Purple is my fave color!


Reese Milania said...

WOW, I adore this outfit....and hey I'm borrowing those booties.

Faboulista said...

i love the purple tights and top underneath the dress. this whole look has been stytled to perfection.

MarchMusings said...

Isn't that sweet of your hubby? What better than a chocolate buying trip to make the weekend? And your outfit is just right with the purple accents and the new booties.

jess said...

I love the tights.

Mayet said...

love those earrings!!

Sunday was spent with the girls and visit Erin's ninang;)

Sherin said...

I love the knitted vest! It looks so cosy.

Sounds like a really cold day though, but also looks fun. Chocolate buying is my favourite thing to do.

L1L2 said...

the black knit is so fun... could go with anything! and your bag is equally desirable:)

QueenDesi said...

love black and purple go together!!
and it even looks much better when you mix with that leather jacket!
love your bag too :)


in Love&Light
Queen D

Jing said...

Ate Che!I must say you are sooooo fashionista na talaga! you look so sophisticated na and the layering is so bagay sa imu!keep it up.I esp. like this knitted dress.tapos black pa!perfect!
your bag and boots are also love,ate che.mwah:D

Yvette said...

love your zara bag!