There is always something going on in the Spanish capital, whether it’s the SUMMA Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid Fashion Week or just the urge to discover beautiful things.

Madrid is perfect for a culture-rich long weekend or city break, with great food and a lively nightlife. And autumn may be the best time to visit the city, as the temperature softens and you can enjoy time outside. Read more

This lifestyle and beauty store also has a restaurant where you can enjoy light meals for lunch after shopping their collection for home and interior goods or fashion accessories. This place is a journey with many discoveries.

This is a great place for a relaxed lunch, and although you cannot sit outside, the interior is beautiful and almost reminds you of a cottage. The food is divine and perfect for a quick but very tasty lunch break.

A perfect place to enjoy breakfast or brunch. Sitting in between palm trees and lush plants, it feels like relaxing in a cosy jungle. You should order their signature brunch with delicious Jamón and fresh made smoothies.

The former nobleman’s home is filled with elegance and comfortable textures and colours. A great mix of classical design and modern art pieces and a pretty courtyard restaurant.

A classic and if you are into an opulent interior design which goes back in time, this is for you, perfectly situated in between the Museo Arqueologico Nacional and the Museo Nacional del Prado.

If you like ancient art in a cosy atmosphere, this is the place to stay. Lots of dark woods and Brazilian stone make this hotel chic and elegant. A morning swim is great under the blue sky.

This is almost a Garden Eden, a green jewel besides Serrano, a grand boulevard with all the flagship stores. Sit in this lush, ancient garden and read your favourite book or listen to your music and spend some hours daydreaming.

Time just for yourself and your beauty ritual. Visit this hidden, cosy beauty salon and have all the treatments a well groomed Spanish lady takes care of at least one a week. Mónica Roldán has the latest beauty tips on hand and will your make-up glow for every occasion.

One of the most famous parks in Madrid is El Parque del Buen Retiro, or simply El Retiro. Originally a royal ‘hangout’, it was the stage for garden plays and concerts. Today you can rent a rowboat by the hour or just hang out in the beautiful Palacio de Cristal.

You will find the essence of Loewe at its best when shopping at their main flagship store. The second floor feels almost like being in a private apartment with art and books in between the collection and their changing room is divine.

The best cakes and patisserie in town are packaged beautifully in turquoise boxes which make a great present or souvenir to bring back home. Also a great place for a quick espresso, this cosy Patisserie on Fernando VI , No 2 is worth visiting, also because of the interior.

Whether it is swimwear, pyjamas or lingerie, this shop gets you into the mood. Very intimate and at the same time with a bohemian spirit, this rather small boutique carries art books, fine jewellery, slippers and some sportswear to make your life complete.