Past and future trends find themselves at home in Madrid’s calendar. Here, you can travel back in time in style. This week we welcome Donovan, who will revive the old spirit of the nineteen sixties close to your Flat Sweet Home Malasaña Apartment. He recalls his legendary album Sunshine Superman on the 50th anniversary of its release. This icon of British psychedelia will transport you to a time when it was possible to change the world with a verse.
In Madrid’s calendar, there are always nods to magical, unexpected places. The city heightens any artistic experience, such as the exquisite exhibition by Chema Madoz. This incredible artist has traveled to the depths of Asturias, a lovely mountain landscape loaded with history. Here, Madoz captures their traditions and customs without relying on conventions. His transcendental work creates a unique intimacy with the audience.
Madrid’s sophisticated side makes it a hidden gem waiting to be discovered on every street. It is a gemstone as rare as Bulgari’s, who’s presenting some of its best pieces in the glamorous exhibition Bulgari y Roma at the Museo Thyssen (Paseo del Prado, 8).
This event reviews the iconic brand’s trajectory through 145 spectacular pieces worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Anna Magnani or Baroness Thyssen. And as a backdrop of such treasures, the city of Rome: a source of inspiration for Bulgari. Evidently, classical art has had a significant influence on the design of its most emblematic jewelry, which is apparent in the paintings from the Vatican Museum, from private collections or the Museum of Rome. The exhibition Bulgari y Roma will take us to a world of luxury but accessible from the cozy Flat Sweet Home Prado Apartment nearby.
Far from the jet set represented by Bulgari is ClimaX, a play that reviews existential questions like loneliness or heartbreak with a touch of humor. This comedy, at the teatro Alfil (calle Pez, 10), is a tribute to life and its pleasures, and it’s only a few steps away from your Flat Sweet Home Malasaña.
And speaking of plays, 666 is another plea full of life. This work by the prestigious group Yllana, also on the stage of the teatro Alfil, uses dark humor to depict the last days of a man on death row. Far from being a drama, this comedy will make you cry with laughter with its hilarious display of lust for life.
In the music department, the Murcia band Neuman plays some of the most enigmatic music, and its four records are a tribute to the most elegant and talented sounds in the Spanish rock scene. Enjoy the perfect soundtrack for your visit to Madrid, as Paco Roman’s voice wraps you with lyrics full of illusions and delusions. Watch this band take over with good music Joy Eslava (Calle Arenal, 11) on December 15, a few steps from your bright Flat Sweet Home Calle Mayor Apartment.
If you’re more into shopping, you’ll find the most exclusive and less conventional gifts at the Circulo de Bellas Artes (calle Alcalá, 42) on December 17 and 18. Here, you’ll find the city’s most refined style at the Mercado de Diseño X-mas Fun, where some of the best local designers will show us a glimpse of the fashion of tomorrow. Brands like David Delfin, Moderna de Pueblo, El Chico Llama, Beatnik Shoes, Aventuras literarias, along with another 100 couturiers will take your Christmas shopping cart to the next level.
Furthermore, on Saturday 17, from 11 p.m., the market opens its doors to the best local electronic music with Cora Novoa and other DJs. There can’t be a better finishing touch to a most suggestive weekend. Madrid is getting ready for Christmas by making sure you have the best time from the moment you arrive at your elegant and comfortable Flat Sweet Home.
Find out more about the FLAT SWEET HOME MADRID schedule of shows and events
Bulgari and Roma – until February 26 – Tuesday to Sunday: 10-19 h / Monday: 10-16 h – Museo Thyssen – Paseo del Prado, 8-12€
ClimaX – December 17 nd 30 – 22.30 h – Teatro Alfil – calle Pez, 10 – 16€
666 – December 17 – 20 h – Teatro Alfil – calle Pez, 10 – €26
Neuman – December 15 – 20 h – Joy Eslava – calle Arenal, 11- 16-21€
Mercado de Diseño X-Fun – December 17-18 – 11-20 h / Party: 23-03 h- Círculo de Bellas Artes – calle Alcalá, 42 – 3€ with consumption
The most fashionable neighbourhood in town offers endless options for luxury, gastronomy and nightlife. If style was contagious, just one day in the Salamanca neighbourhood would suddenly make everyone more elegant. Sadly, this is not the case, but if we pay attention we might find we’ve caught some of it symptoms at the end of the day. Continue Reading