If I had to choose a favourite song, I would choose Madonna's "La isla bonita".
The first day I heard it I was captivated. The melody at the beginning of the song captures me. Maybe because I have an "island spirit" that makes any island, especially in the Mediterranean, captivate me. I love to see the sea, from the mountain, to be surrounded by water, and to listen to the rhythm of each island.
San Pedro, the beautiful island Madonna sings about, can be any island, anywhere and everywhere, I feel good.
"The Holiday", When I first saw this film, I asked myself, why not? Why not do what the protagonists do? Do I dare? Said and done. I looked for the home exchange website, I made my ad and I had it clear, I wanted to go to the United States, anywhere and surprisingly I started to receive e-mails from people interested in doing the exchange.
People from Las Vegas, California and New York who had amazing houses... Can this be true? I decided on a duplex in Manhattan, a family with two children Audrey and Nate came to my house in Cocentaina and for 15 wonderful days I got to live in the heart of New York.
I have not repeated this unforgettable experience, but every year, I always watch the film again.
Oia, Santorini, I am fascinated by the islands, and the Greek islands have that magic that I find in many islands, but it is Santorini, without a doubt, the one I like the most.
To experience the sunset, in silence, from the top of Oia, on a terrace of any hotel, on the cliff and with a glass of Cava, is an experience I will never forget. Santorini has trapped me for life.
Baked rice, I declare myself a 100% rice cook.
I love rice and whenever I have the chance, I eat rice. I love any kind of paella and rice pudding, but my favourite without a doubt is Arroz al Horno (Baked Rice). I am a fan and I go to restaurants in search of this delicacy. Although I have tried thousands of rice dishes, my mother's and my mother-in-law's are especially good.
At home, with friends, or in a restaurant by the sea, rice is a must.
My neighbour, David, has a Moorish oven and from time to time, we get together to make a spectacular rice dish, never better said "al horno", which is finger-licking good.
Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Interior Designer. Design, architecture, decoration and interior design occupy a large part of my daily life. I dive in networks, I never get tired of surfing and discovering this fascinating universe. I love hotels, and imagining how the interior designers solve with great success the spaces and transform them into special places.
Among them all, I discovered Lázaro Rosa de Violan, an interior designer who seduces me with every creation. In fact, whenever I have the chance, I always stay in one of the hotels he has so successfully designed and visit one of the marvellous restaurants with spectacular interiors with which I feel so identified. I love his unique style, with an exquisite mix of elements that turn any space into a place I wouldn't want to leave.
Happyfriday, my illusion, my dedication, my effort, my everything. It is a dream come true, it is what I love to do, what I know how to do and what I want to do. Where I want to be, surrounded by people and creating beautiful things.
I remember with special affection, the first shootings we did at my house, fun, spontaneous, creative and very very fun.