Neon Boots

Neon Boots is a young and dynamic Spanish shoe company that makes Chelsea-style ankle boots for city folk of all sexes (children included), using an eclectic mix of materials and neon colors to spice up its English prototype. The company was born in 2012 in Valverde del Camino, a locality in the Andalusian province of Huelva.

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The Esparto Advantage

Esparto is a resilient grass with tough narrow leaves that gave its name to the espadrille (via the Catalan espardenya or the southern Spanish esparteña). This reed grows in Spain, North Africa, and many other dry and semi-dry areas of the world. As a material, the esparto grass possesses two indisputable advantages: it is very resilient and highly breathable. The art and know-how of esparto craftsmanship would be in danger of disappearing if it wasn't for people like Alejandro Sevilla, the founder of Espartéame. The company makes and distributes design objects made of esparto to professional decorators, various types of businesses, and regular people who have a connection with the material and want to have it in their home.

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Have you been to Jerez de la Frontera? Me neither, but I’m dying to go there, because of the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre or  the Royal Andalusian School of

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Andalusian Eyes and Ava Gardner

August in Spain is very quiet. This is the time of relaxation, complete switch-off, sea gazing. Bloggers stop blogging. People head to resorts and ancestral villages. Some go north, some go south, to Andalusia. The heat there is dangerous, but not as dangerous as the heat of Andalusian eyes. A glance by a passer-by in Cordoba, Malaga, or Granada hits you like a wave of fire. Andalusian eyes are akin to a natural phenomenon: enticing and threatening, overpowering, yet indifferent. Disconcerting and unforgettable.

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of Granada, Andalusia specializes in special occasions shoes and accessories. Founded in 1967 by Francisco Mena, the company started out producing leather goods for the local market. In late 1980

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This past Friday we had our first snowstorm of the season and, as a result, here we are, 49 km north of central Toronto, with a lot of snow on

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Deep Blue and Yellow

Deep blue and yellow are two mystical colors that Spanish artists use to great effect. Great artists like Francisco de Zurbarán and Joan Miró and fashion designers like Cristóbal Balenciaga and Elio Berhanyer have embraced the combination that many call divine. It is also natural to Spain - wait for dusk and everything around you will be bathed in deep blue and yellow.

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Córdoba

Córdoba (also referred to as Cordova in English) is a fabulously beautiful old town in Andalusia. It is famous for its Moorish architecture, as well as its fine leather industry.

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