Monasterio de Valbuena


At 672 kilometres from Barcelona, three hours by bullet train and two and a half hours by car from Madrid, there is a place called Monasterio de Valbuena. A place located near Valladolid in the center of the country, famous for its thermal waters, five-star hotel and spa featuring natural treatments.

It was July and we arrived with just enough time, invited by Clarins and T Magazine to create a small feature in their Spain edition for September. With my stomach in a knot, two suitcases full of clothes and being my own stylist, I had one of the longest and most rewarding days of my life.

Wake up to the sound of nothing

12:30 –
Sink into the sun and water


in this look –
La Perla swimsuit, Céline
Audrey sunglasses

Of course, it was also one of those days when after posing for 8 hours for an alien camera, fixing wardrobe malfunctions and realising I do sabotage myself in the most ridiculous way every time someone interviews me in person, I stop and think how grateful I am for this to be my job. Next act, I’m falling almost-dead into the bed without even saying good-night to my partner. The champagne we were sent to the room and the hot bathtub did all the work.

It’s been already 3 months since our visit, and while I haven’t been able to share any of this with you because the magazine had to go out to the public first, I still have some pretty vivid memories from that weekend: the smell of the Clarins treatments, the wine tingling my tongue, the sun burning the skin at the pool, that matcha dessert I ordered six times during our stay and part of that feeling of absolute unconcern which lately I can not find anywhere.

20:00 –
Ready for dinner while
watching the sunset


in this look –
PINKO maxi dress, PROF
shoes sandals, Cult Gaia
Ark bamboo bag, Amber

Adriana was a guest in Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena.
No compensation was received in exchange for this post.

All opinions & creative content are my own.


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  1. WOW, se me antojó un buen una experiencia así, me dio cosa la última línea donde mencionaste lo de la despreocupación absoluta, yo también me siento así a veces 🙁 jaja!
    Me encantan las fotos (as usual), la narrativa, las notitas a mano y ya sabes que vi la revista y aunque me gustó el feature, creo que esta historia se lleva las palmas porque lo que narras lo dices de manera muy auténtica.
    Congrats y que sigan viniendo cosas padres!