Monica De Tomas: My Secret Madrid


As fashion editors and models alike descend on Madrid’s cultural hotspots this month – from exploring ornate palaces and secret gardens, to enjoying celebrated art galleries and award-winning restaurants – we ask fashion blogger Monica De Tomas of Monimoleskine, who resides in the heart of the city, to reveal her little black book of stylish addresses.  

Located in an exclusive neighbourhood, Loft 39 is one of the top restaurants for Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The atmosphere is chic yet contemporary, and reminds me of New York. It’s perfect for lunch with girlfriends on a shopping day.

Monica wears our silver metallic Izzy jumper, Carrie leather leggings and laser-cut Lupin heels.

If you want to have a drink with a breathtaking view, Hotel Me Santa Ana is your place! You'll enjoy a spectacular skyline of Madrid from the rooftop terrace, whilst sipping cocktails and listening to music.

Museo Thyssen- Bornemisza is one of my favourite museums - it showcases an eclectic assortment of art exhibitions throughout the year. With nearly a thousand works on display, visitors can contemplate the major movements of western art: from the Renaissance and the Romantic period, through to the Pop Art era. The museum also features works not represented in state-owned collections, such as German Expressionist pieces and experimental avant-garde works from the early 20th century.

Ekseption is a multi-brand store which boasts an amazing array of designer labels.

Monica wears our silk Rivers jumper, Carrie leather leggings and laser-cut Lupin heels.

Refurbished in September 2011, Hotel Santo Mauro has a gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, and Turkish bath: all you need for a perfect stay. There’s also a beauty bar, which offers exclusive treatments using Natura Bisse products. For gourmet lovers, their renowned restaurant La Biblioteca specialises in Spanish cuisine, with all ingredients sourced from the local market.

Monica wears our beaded Ray dress.

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