Posts Written ByCristina Kirkendall

benchbags_healthy01

Hello again and Happy New Year! Since Christmas and over-eating go hand in hand, in this post I’d like to unveil some myths about the popular “detox” diets and give some guidelines for healthy living. Although you’re probably familiar with many of the following tips it’s not a bad idea to refresh your memory and start off the New Year on the right foot. Hola de nuevo y feliz año! Como las navidades y los excesos van de la mano, en este post me gustaría desvelar algunos mitos sobre las famosas dietas “detox” y dar algunas pautas para una vida saludable, y aunque…

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Hi everyone! This week we’d like to share a day at our factory in Ubrique with you. The days I spend at our factory just fly by! There are so many things to create and develop surrounded by beautiful leather, hardware, stitching and expert craftsmen. It’s really very interesting and inspiring. Hola a todos! Esta semana quería comprartir contigo un día en nuestra fábrica, en Ubrique (Cádiz). Entre pieles, herrajes y costuras reconozco que las largas jornadas en la fábrica se pasan volando, siempre hay cosas que crear y desarrollar. A day at the factory Yesterday they were in the process of…

benchbags_original-gifts

It’s time to start thinking of gifts for our loved ones. Sometimes I just run out of ideas and I hate buying something under pressure which I normally wouldn’t buy. To help you solve this problem here are a few original gift ideas for a birthday, for Christmas or any important event. Se acerca una época donde hacemos muchos regalos a los que más queremos. A mi me pasa que muchas veces me quedo sin ideas, o que no quiero “regalar algo por regalar”, por eso hoy quiero dejarte estas ideas originales para celebrar un cumpleaños, la navidad o cualquier evento importante. Adventure…

benchbags_denim_

Hi everyone! I really love denim. I’ve always liked it because it never goes out of style and it’s a true lifesaver. Depending on what you wear it with you can make an informal look turn into something more elegant. If you combine it with a quality bag, for example, or with high heels, the result is very stylish. It is a very versatile fabric. Hola a todos! ¡Me encanta la tela vaquera! Siempre me ha gustado porque es algo que nunca pasa de moda y es un auténtico salva vidas, porque dependiendo de con qué lo combines, puede hacer que tu look…

benchbags_DIY (11) - copia

Hello to all! This week we’re going to talk about handcrafts, which I absolutely adore.  I find it a great way to disconnect and at the same time let my creativity wander.  Nowadays we’re so used to buying everything that we don’t stop to think that there are many things we can make ourselves.  So, I’m going to give you some ideas to recycle things you have lying around your house and turn them into a nice gift for someone special (even for yourself). Buenas de nuevo! Esta semana vengo con manualidades, que me encantan, no solo porque me parece…

tan-eyeglass-sunglass-case-front-1 - copia

Hello to everyone! Today is a very special day because it’s the official launch of our new collection. It consists of 12 handmade pieces elaborated with great care. We’ve maintained the essence of our iconic bag, The Talega, by including our emblematic central stitching in all of the pieces. ¡¡¡¡HOLA A TODOS!!!! Hoy es un día muy especial porque os presentamos oficialmente nuestra nueva colección! Se trata de 12 piezas hechas a mano con mucho esmero. Hemos querido conservar la esencia del que es nuestro bolso icono, La Talega, añadiéndole el emblemático pespunte central a todas nuestras nuevas piezas, que aquí os…

benchbags_instagram6

Hello again! Today I’m back with something we spend a lot of more time on than we like to admit:  the social networks. Personally, the one I like best and use the most is Instagram.  So, this is why I want to share with you some of my favourite Instagram accounts – those I always use to find new ideas or those that can cheer up any rainy day. ¡¡¡Hola otra semana más!!! Hoy vengo con algo en lo que invertimos más tiempo del que a muchos nos gustaría reconocer: las redes sociales. Personalmente, la que más uso y la…

benchbags_halloween0

  Hello again everyone! Halloween is here and since I’m a total DIY freak, I find this a perfect opportunity to decorate your house, your food and basically anything you can think of. My family has always celebrated Halloween and I’m sure most of us have lovely childhood memories of getting dressed up in our costumes and going “Trick or Treat”.  Though we’re not children anymore, we can still enjoy this wonderful tradition.  Personally, I’d like to craft something special – if it turns out decently I’ll leave it on our Instagram. In the meantime, I hope some of the following…

FullSizeRender

  SURPRISE! I’m so happy to finally be able to share part of our latest project with you.  We’ve been working on it for the past few months and it will soon be available in our web.  I’m referring to our small leather goods collection! Following the style of our iconic bag, the Talega, most of these articles have our characteristic stitching in their central part as well as other details which combine with our bags. ¡SORPRESA! Estoy muy feliz de por fin poder compartir con vosotros parte de este proyecto en el que llevamos ya un tiempo trabajando y…

benchbags_marsala1

Another week and we’re back again! It’s been a while since I’ve written a post on fashion and I couldn’t think of a better way of coming back than to write about this season’s color. The experts have baptized it MARSALA. This color, halfway between red. brown and purple is the newest wrinkle. Although before reading this post many of you probably hadn’t heard of this name, surely you’ve already spotted something you like in this color. The celebs, of course, haven’t wasted their time and Marsala has been present on every premier red carpet event so far this season.   ¡Aquí estamos otra…