My First Mother’s Day

If who we are and who we become partly depends on whom we love, then becoming a mother ought to be one of the most transformative experiences life has to offer.

Welcoming an unfolding new life into your existence changes you. We hear about it all the time: a mother’s unconditional love, the one that still gives when she is too tired to give. We might even have a slight idea but nothing really prepares you for it. It’s like seeing the ocean for the first time. No matter how much you read about its striking blue, what others recount of its invigorating scent, and how movies depict its waves, nothing will come close to feeling the warm sand between your feet as you plunge into the crystal waters.

There are few moments in life where you can track the exact time your life changes forever and giving birth to our beautiful baby boy will certainly always be one of them.

On February 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm I was fortunate enough to become a mother to a beautiful mini human: Carl. There are few moments in life where you can track the exact time your life changes forever and giving birth to our beautiful baby boy will certainly always be one of them.

They say your first-born grabs your heart and never really lets it go. Grabs, steals, touches, overwhelms… any verb preceded by the heart does not really come close to defining the moment your motherhood materializes as you are handed a trembling bundle of flesh and love.

Will I ever get over the fact that I together with the person I have loved the most intensely and for the longest time created a life, a little human we get to call our own? Maybe. Will I ever be able to explain how it really feels? Never

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Superga Everyday

We cannot be who we are on social media, not completely. No matter how much someone keeps on insisting that they are their true self, deep down we all know that there is always something orchestrated. The light, the angle, the words, something subconsciously has been planned, and more often than not, a caption tries to erase all doubt by insisting that it was “spur of the moment”, and it succeeds at only confirming the contrary. And little by little, the world becomes comfortable with the distorted perspective on reality. Continue reading “Superga Everyday”

Wild Birthday

Birthdays are the days when I guess most of us would remove people from our Facebook friends list, because as the notification of “It’s John Smith’s birthday today. Send him good thoughts!” pops up, we realize we don’t know who John is, we either genuinely forgot, vaguely remember or for whatever reason simply aim to undo the act of adding or accepting him as a friend. Yesterday’s birthday notification on people’s screens had my name on it and I was happy to find out that the awesome friends I care about took the time to write and wish me a great day. And for that I am thankful. Continue reading “Wild Birthday”

Undersharing my Wedding Day

It is kind of surreal how this wonderful event happened: me in his life, he in mine. It has been over a month since we tied the knot and besides these photos below, proof of my wedding doesn’t exist online.It is perhaps the fate of the people that share a lot of photos all the time to have to be more discreet to make up for all the other occasions when they are not. Continue reading “Undersharing my Wedding Day”

Postcards from Barcelona

It has been a while but here we are! It is just incredible how easily days bundle up into weeks and we just find ourselves wanting to share but with no time to spare.  In a nutshell: October has been great and the cherry on top? Our escape to Barcelona! Is it the eternal blue sky, or the delicious ham? Seeing La Sagrada Familia’s change or watching your team play? Maybe the works of Gaudí or the craziness of Dali? It was not our first visit to the Catalonian capital but for some reason it always feels like it. Continue reading “Postcards from Barcelona”

One Year

No we are not twins. We got asked this question a lot this year ….though we do have undistinguishable souls and enjoy the same passion that just one year ago we decided to share on this blog. And just like any defining point in the calendar, you start to reflect on the whats and ifs and hows. We started counting our blessings and setting up resolutions for the year to come. Reminiscing on our first posts we realized that the best part of blogging, besides meeting new people, discovering artists and brands and everything that comes with it, is that we actually get to create something. Every week. We get to create something to inspire others to make something too. We just create to create. We create a lot to learn a bit about ourselves.

To the many or the few that are following and catching up with our blog: Thank You! Your feedback and constant support does make a difference and gives the Create to Create notion a whole lot of sense. And to the many who also wondered why it is called Sunset de Amor, simply put: we love the magic of Sunsets that are never short on beauty, no matter where you are watching them from, and Amor is what we hope every sunset of our lives would be made of.

Last Saturday in Beirut: Launch of Twelve Watch in Lebanon

Here’s the thing about football:  For those involved, no explanation is necessary. For those not involved, no explanation is possible. But let’s give it a try. Last saturday was Champion’s League Final, some sort of Paris-London-Milan-New York Fashion week all combined into one night.  Even though our FC Barcelona was not qualified, there’s always a pleasure in watching a good game. It’s just like window shopping, you know you are not taking anything home but can’t help but stare. Last Saturday, we had the pleasure to discover Twelv2, a series of 32 Swiss made watches, each representing a participating country in the Football World Cup. They come in two sizes and changeable straps. The name clearly says it: “Twelfth man” in a football game—the fans! You get the best of both worlds: A trendy time piece cheering to your favorite team. Chili’s bottomless tortilla chips and frozen margaritas set the perfect tone to literally look at the time while waiting for the game to begin.

Ours is a blurry line between football and fashion. That shiver down your spine when sale has just began, that pump of blood when your team scores, the outrage you feel when you didn’t find those shoes your size, the indignation that strikes you when your team has been disqualified…These emotions date back to our Venezuela days- playing en el patio, interested in chasing a ball, scoring a goal and celebrate it while wearing mom’s heels and playing dress up. It never gets old; there is only room for more.

You can find Twelv2 Watches in Virgin Megastore and selected Jewelry shops. For more info check their Facebook page  or Official website

Selfie Epidemic

There was a time, not so long ago, where you couldn’t see a picture immediately after it was taken. You took it with your Kodak or disposable camera and had to assume and hope that it was a good shot and just move on. Yet somewhere down the line, for better or worse, we became obsessed with capturing the moment even when the moment only involved us. The selfie happened. Not so sure about our feelings towards this trend but certainly satisfied with wearing it!

Tshirt:  Asos

Jeans: Stradivarius

Shades: Zara

Bag: Marc Jacobs

Espadrilles: Asos

Bagdreaming

They say there is no harm in daydreaming, and then bagdreaming shouldn’t be a problem either. Our latest fantasy: Mansur Gavriel. Its clean lines, bright interiors and chic silhouette make it an absolute must have. Established in 2012 by Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel’s warm natural leather bags have become a sensation that is almost sold out everywhere. Getting your hands on a  Mansur Gavriel isn’t easy but that’s the beauty of a dream, once you do, it feels magnificent! We were lucky to find our tote bag on Netaporter.com before it sold out. But here’s some really exciting news: The label is launching e-commerce on its site early this summer! Eventually, dreams will come true!

Photo Source: Gavrielmansour.com

On the Wall

While walking down the streets of Beirut, you always get to see certain messages on the walls. Vandalism? Freedom of Speech? Opinions differ. The thing is you find them in all shapes and forms, some more elegantly painted than others but all nevertheless aiming at something. Intriguing visuals, political convictions, funny remarks, calls for action…Here are few that captured our attention.