The Liebster Award

My dear Gina surprised me last week nominating Café Society XXI for the Liebster Award. That made my day! Check out her lovely blog Classy Ever After for fashion and lifestyle inspiration.

The Liebster award is given by a blogger to up and coming blogger who have less than 200 followers.  Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Here is what to do...You must post 11 facts about yourself, then answer the questions the nominator made for you. Next, you create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate.  Then you choose 11 blogs to nominate, and be sure to  link them to your post.   Finally, go to their page and tell them.  No tags back allowed!

11 Facts about me
1. I graduated from Law School, however I never worked on the legal field
2. I would like to become a professional –and inspiring- writer
3. When I was 13 years old, circa 1991, I taped the entire movie Dirty Dancing, so that I could listen to the cassettes and perform Baby’s part alone in my room
4. One of my dearest dreams is to have a healthy and happy family on my own
5. I’d do pretty much whatever Penelope Cruz and Gwyneth Paltrow say.
6. Faith is really important to me. I grew up Catholic. I don’t go to Church as much as I should, but I feel God’s presence and protection every day.
7. 30s rock! I never felt and looked better in my life. 30s are the new 20s. I don’t feel bad about getting older.
8. My favorite dish in the world is my mum’s tortilla de patata. I love Spanish cuisine in general
9. Four years ago, I got rid of 30lbs. How did my life change after that? Well, I finally allowed myself to enjoy one of the greatest pleasures in the world: Eating! It’s all about finding balance
10. Dreams do come true –I’ve seen it! Believe in yourself!
11. I firmly believe in Karma. Always try to do the right thing, be kind…

11 Questions Gina asked me
1. If you could describe your personal style using only 3 words, what would they be? Classic, functional and feminine.
2.  If you could purchase the designer handbag of your dreams (money is no object in this scenario), which one would you buy and what color? Chanel 2.55 in black
3. What inspired you to start your very own fashion/lifestyle blog? My passion for writing, being able to express my feelings/emotions and document my inspirations –especially during such a pivotal year in my life –details to come!
4. Is there a cause that is near and dear to your heart, and, if so, what is it?  For example, mine is animal / pet rescue. Domestic violence. It breaks my heart when I hear news about women trapped in violent relationships.
5. What is your dream vacation spot? My family country house in Asturias, Spain
6. Is there a garment, or an accessory that you just can't stop buying even though you know you don't need any more of them?  Feel free to list more than one! Foulards and t-shirts. If they catch my attention, I just can’t pass up.
7. What are the most important qualities you look for in a close friend or significant other? My heart melts with kindness –it’s definitely what I like the most about a person (especially a significant other).
Honesty, sense of humor, respect/politeness and generosity are also much needed on any kind of human relationship.
8. Would you describe yourself as more trendy or primarily timeless while incorporating the trends you love most into your wardrobe? I usually gravitate more towards classic and timeless pieces, but I am also open to new trends, as long as they go well with my style, taste and body shape.
9. If you had one wish, anything at all, what would it be? I wish there were no illnesses in the world
10.  What is your favorite season for creating outfits?  What season do you find to be most challenging? Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, as I love layering. Winter may be the most challenging – I just focus on being warm.
11.  What honest advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting a blog? Be yourself and have fun with it.

11 Questions for my wonderful nominees:

1. Do you like to seduce or being seduced?
2. Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston?
3. Tell us three things you would do if you win the lottery (Like $10 millions)
4. Do you have any beauty secret you want to share?
5. What motivated you to create your own blog?
6. If you could have a super power, which one would that be?
7. What's the sweetest memory of your childhood?
8. What aspect of your personality do you like the most?
9. What physical attribution(s) do you like the most about yourself?
10. If you had a magic wand and have to change anything about human nature, what would you change?
11. Is there any other place in the world where you would rather be right now?

My Wonderful Nominees:

I look forward to getting to know my nominees better. What an awesome way of spreading blogging love, don't you think?

Have a great week!


  1. I loved reading your answers! Yay! And by the way, I think you are on your way to realizing your dream of being a writer. Your writing rocks!!
    XO, Gina

  2. Wow! Thank you so much for the award! It means so much! I'm a relatively new follower, so it's really great to get to know you a little better!

    Oh my word, I taped Dirty Dancing too and would watch it after my family went to sleep. I rehearsed all Baby's dance moves in my garden. Such a great film! I also believe in karma ... big time. My gran always used to say that "the wheel turns" and I am a firm believer in that!

    I'll let you know when I have posted!

  3. Thank you dough for the lively comment anchor nominating me- can you believe I only saw dirty dancing last year! I love fall- I find it hard to dress for summer because I feel the cold all the time I always look a little out if balebce when I wear a cardigan.

  4. Thank you so much for the award. You are such an interesting person -- loved reading your answers.

  5. Dear Elsa, thank you! Coming from you I am more than honoured. I read you every day and love your blog. You are always interesting. Being new to this nominee...shall I do the same as you yourself did on your blog?
    love Caroline

  6. I didn't know you went to law school...that's awesome.

    p.s. the 30s do rock, don't they? :)

  7. Just popping by again to let you know I have accepted my award:)

  8. I never knew you went to law school! Fun - congrats on this award!

  9. Congrats on your award!! Whoohooo! And thanks so much for nominating me! I'm smiling ear to ear. :)

    I agree with you on the 30s... they rawk.

    I've got to say fall is my favorite season for the same reason... layers, layers, layers! :)

  10. Ok just a last question...less than 200 followers. Does it mean it has to be a blogger blog to be nominated? I mean on some wordpress blogs you don´t see how many followers they have...
    Love C.


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