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Let’s tidy up the wardrobe!
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Let’s tidy up the wardrobe!

A couple of years ago Marie Kondo made a name for herself with a method for tidying up your home and your life. Thanks to her books and a reality show on Netflix, the philosophy of this Japanese guru became known all over the world. Now that it’s time to put away our winter clothes...

7 June, 20216 June, 2021by
Scents of summer
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Scents of summer

There are smells that evoke memories. Aromas that we associate with a home, a person, a stage of life, a particular place, a time. The smell of the salty sea, of tropical suntan oil, of nature, of flowers, of sensual nights… Scents that transport us to summer, to a time of the year when citrus...

24 May, 202120 May, 2021by
Decorate your terraces and balconies to enjoy a living house
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Decorate your terraces and balconies to enjoy a living house

This past year we have discovered that a terrace or a balcony is a real treasure. Whatever size or shape, with the good weather coming, it’s now time to decorate your outdoor spaces and really enjoy them. Casa Viva, the home decoration store on the 2nd floor at illa Carlemany – the center of Andorra...

24 May, 202120 May, 2021by
For a change of scenery, come to Andorra
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For a change of scenery, come to Andorra

Nature is one of Andorra’s great assets and attractions. And while it can be enjoyed in different ways all year round, now, with the arrival of the good weather, the many routes through its incomparable landscapes are particularly enticing.  Andorra has three national parks: the Sorteny Valley, the Comapedrosa Valley, and the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley. These...

17 May, 20213 May, 2021by
And with the pandemic, the tracksuit returns
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And with the pandemic, the tracksuit returns

Inevitably, lockdown and teleworking – which have meant a lot of time spent at home for most of us – have brought us a greater appreciation for the tracksuit. This item of clothing, largely shunned by the big fashion brands, has made a comeback during the pandemic because of our quest for comfort. Designs, functionality...

10 May, 20212 May, 2021by
Dress comfortably and environmentally friendly
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Dress comfortably and environmentally friendly

It’s quite shocking when you look at the uses, customs and artefacts of underwear that have been worn throughout history, especially by women. Often, depending on the morality of the time, they were designed more to highlight and hide parts of the body rather than for hygienic or protective use, and always from the male...

3 May, 20212 May, 2021by
Celebrate Mother’s Day at illa Carlemany!
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Celebrate Mother’s Day at illa Carlemany!

The first Sunday in May is Mother’s Day, and despite the fact that we appreciate and thank our mothers for their efforts all year round, this is a special day and we celebrate it as a public festival in recognition of everything they give us. Which is why at illa Carlemany – the centre of...

29 April, 202118 April, 2021by
Books for Sant Jordi
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Books for Sant Jordi

As Sant Jordi – or St. George’s Day – approaches, booksellers and literary critics publish their lists of recommended titles. They serve as useful guides when it comes to choosing a genre or particuar book for Sant Jordi, whether it’s a gift for someone, or for yourself! From illa Carlemany, on the advice of Llibre Idees,...

19 April, 20219 April, 2021by
Get in shape for summer at illa Carlemany!
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Get in shape for summer at illa Carlemany!

Along with the good weather, comes the rush to shed those extra kilos we’ve put on over winter. Our heads are in our hands when we realise we need a size bigger in clothes or find we can’t fit into our swimming trunks. As we all know, the solution is a healthy diet and, especially...

12 April, 20219 April, 2021by
Which are the best wines?
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Which are the best wines?

Even if the label tells us that a wine is a reserve, organic, or from a particularly renowned vineyard, this still doesn’t guarantee that it will be better than another wine, all things considered. Indeed, there are additional aspects that determine which wines will be better, or more suitable for specific occasions. There are also...

5 April, 20211 April, 2021by