10.06.2011

siesta and sweets.

hola chickadees! i am excited to share with you my two favorite things from my trip to spain:: Siesta and Sweets! during our trip to Barcelona and Madrid we did a lot of walking...which justified my afternoon naps and sweet fix. i ate a whole lotta croissants, churros and chocolate, cakes and ice cream. i even visited mcdonalds to try the spanish version of soft serve (it's on a waffle cone with a kit kat!. three times. judged. i know. but it was soooo good.

one of my favorite sweet shops was Antigua Patileria del Pozo in madrid. the pastry shop with decor from the 1830's sold tasty little cakes at a super affordable price (so you can try a few!).

spaniards are all about the siesta. who wouldn't be?! after my sweet fix i indulged in an hour nap. if only i could get the siesta started in the states... 

xo, 
jillian 

42 comments:

  1. Looks like so much (delicious) fun! And I am with you, all for a siesta in the US!

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  2. Yum! It all looks so good!

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  3. The McDonald's across the world amuse me... I had some weirrrrrrrd eats in Norway/Denmark and can only imagine what the others serve! I think its more real food over there though? no? or is it franken-foodie? hehe I totally dont remember!

    glad you had fun lovey!!!!

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  4. Agreed...siestas are where it's at. Can you believe I've never had a cheero!

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  5. Oh my goodness. This is my heaven! I'm so glad you went first and found all the great places for me to try ;)

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  6. I am all for a siesta over here.. I could always use a nap around 3pm!

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  7. I want that giant lollipop!

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  8. yum yum yum!
    Spain is just so perfect!
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  9. YUM, churros and chocolate! Siesta and sweets are the best! :)

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  10. Yum! I'd love some sweets right now. And I'm with you on getting siestas started in the States! Where do I sign the petition??

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  11. I really wish the siesta thing would catch on here. I could use a daily afternoon nap!

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  12. Two of my favorite things! Sleeping and sweets. I am loving all these photos- and that giant lollipop is awesome!

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  13. I had a dream about donuts this morning and now after seeing this, I want them even more! You must have been in heaven - I would have!

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  14. Deeelish!!! Yes, let's get the siesta party started! I don't know of snyone who would object ;) So happy to see what an amazing time you guys had!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  15. oh my word, all those sweet treats look so delicious... you've just started up a craving!

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  16. pretty much everything looks amazing!

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  17. jillian, you two look like you had a blaaaast! loving all the photos!

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  18. Is that a giant chupa chup lollipop?!? If so, I want!!!

    & I think I have that same shirt as you in the last picture, the maroon short sleeve t. Is it from Target? If so, I have like 5 of those in different colors - they are so comfortable :)

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  19. When I was in Salamanca last summer, we HAD to take a siesta because it was over 110 degrees every afternoon. Most people leave the city for the month of July because of that, but there is no acceptable place to be 110 degree heat other than in bed with the a/c on high!

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  20. Sounds like tons of fun! Haha afternoon naps and lots of sweets while walking around a city that has gorgeous architecture and tons of culture sounds like an amazing way to spend the day! :)

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  23. Isn't the siesta the best? I too wish that we could figure out a way to get that started in the states. I love that their focus is more on family/relationships than work. America is backwards for sure. :

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  24. Oh my YUM! Loving all your pics, Jillian. So glad you two had the best time! Hope to see you soon!

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  25. i'm drooling over those little cakes!!
    xo TJ

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  26. siestas were totally the best part of the day - hello nap time! looks like SO much fun!

    xo

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  27. You look so giddy with those sweets! I've got to go there!

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  28. ohhh how i am jealous!

    i finally got over my chocolate boycott from boston and have been enjoying some desserts!

    i think you made some wise choices! and i am very jealous of your siestas. my favorite past time!

    xo,whit

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  29. ive never seen a churro like that and now i have to have one. yummy!

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  30. Oh, God. I want all of those. Especially, like, 10 of those churros.

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  31. I have a sugar high just looking at all that deliciousness!

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  32. such a fun and colorful post sweetie!! i think i have a toothache now! ;)

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  33. You've kicked my sweet tooth into high gear! And a state-side siesta sounds amazing!

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  34. I seriously want one of those giant ChuppaChups.

    Andrea x

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  35. I AM instantly deleting this post...my husband is JUST LOOKING for a another excuse to take a nap!! LOL

    much love,
    corey

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  36. Um, yummy! Definitely sounds like my kind of trip! So glad to hear that you had a good time :)

    Hope you have a fabulous Friday my dear!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  37. Barcelona and Madrid are so lovely! The sweets and pastries look so yummy.

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  38. Oh my gosh I love all of these pictures! I want to travel the world just so I can try all the food!

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  39. yummy... deliciosa. :)

    as i write this, im chomping into a brownie, holding up my americano, and saying "here! here!' to this yummy post. love your spain pics!

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  40. YUM! so glad you had fun j!!!!!! xoxo

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  41. I love eating with abandon on vacation! All those sweets sound so tempting. And I agree, on my visit to Spain I was very into the concept of siesta! Those spanish folks really know about quality of life.

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