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
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.
Adriana was a guest in Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena.
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