Last year we visited Seville during holy week as we had heard it was truly something to experience, and we were not disappointed (I wrote about it here)
So naturally I wanted to go back this year. We also like to stay local for the Easter break so we can invite friends around for dinners and enjoy the last months of tolerable temperate before the summer kicks in. So a couple of days in Seville is perfect as its only 2 hours away
The processions are incredible, but actually just to be in Seville (in any southern Spanish city in fact) during holy week is something special. Yes, its much busier than usual but to see the town decorated for the celebrations and the feeling of celebration in the air makes it all worthwhile.
After a lovely morning pottering about the city, we went to one of our favourite cafes Filo for a sugar fix. If sugar isn't you're thing though don't worry, they actually have a super healthy menu. Trust us to behave badly!
Stay tuned for more from holy week in Seville
Whenever the Hubs and I feel like getting away for the weekend, our go to is Seville. It is the perfect weekend escape. Its a city that has it all... incredible architecture, good food, and an in intoxicating atmosphere.
Each time we visit, we find something new to love. A new restaurant, coffee shop or building. Its a city full of discovery.
For Easter weekend we visited Seville for the night to see the Semana Santos celebrations. Although the City is can be so much busier than usual especially during the processions, its still one of my favourite times to visit. The vibe is truly incredible!
After a late night of procession watching, we headed an for an early breakfast
We stopped off at one of our favourite cafes in Seville, cafeteria la campania which goes right back to the 18th century. If you love fresh croissants, have a sweet tooth and or a penchant for an incredible cup of coffee, this is your place.
A little trick for when you are visiting Seville is to get up and out early and youll have the streets to yourself. The Spanish definitely like to do things later in the day, so this way you'll beat the crowds and many of the tourists and get to appreciate the true beauty of Seville.
Have you ever visited Seville?
For Easter this year we hosted a couple of small gatherings at our home, which meant that I was able to create some creative new tablescapes. I love to challenge myself to achieve something new and different and absolutely love the creative process. Its even better when we get to share it with the people we love. This year I chose to year the back terrace for one of the gatherings.
I took some inspiration from some bud vases that I purchased from Petersham nurseries in Convent garden (actual new favourite shop and restaurant) and also some tree branches from the cork trees in our garden.
Whilst in New York last year we visited a restaurant called palma (I wrote about it here) which had hundreds of beautiful blooms in bud vases everywhere, so this was also a source of inspiration.
I wanted to create a fresh, delicate and spring like vibe. I also had the cutest maxi dress from Asos that would work perfectly with the theme (self confessed event dresser over here)
I arranged creamy ranunculus (the delicate layers of their petals made them perfect for my theme) along with their buds, bunny grass (perfect Easter foliage, even in name) and garden roses to bud vases along the table, along with hyacinths, daffodils and Jasmine from the garden. I kept the plates very clean and simple in white and clear glass stemware.
I was pleased that it came out completely different to very pink theme I created last and the pastel theme from the year before
Easter for me is the perfect excuses to pull together a pretty, spring-inspired, tablescape year after year. It is time for me when all I want to do is spend time with people I love, always feels like the perfect reason to pull out all the stops and throw our doors wide open to our family members and friends.
And whats even more perfect about this particular tables cape is that its totally budget friendly. Using items found foraging, and creating a delicate floral arrangement with bud vases really gives you more for your money without compromising on aesthetics
Happy Easter to you all
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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