Posts Written ByCristina Kirkendall

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HELLO! The summer is oficially over, but this doesn´t mean we can´t continue exploring new places. This week I wanted to write about a special place for us, not only because the area is absolutely unique, but because all our leather goods are made in this gorgeous region. This fascinating area is not famous by chance. The true essence of Andalucía can be found in these towns located in the provinces of Málaga and Cádiz.   HOLAHOLA ¡Que el verano se haya oficialmente acabado no es excusa para seguir no conociendo sitios nuevos! Esta semana venimos con algo muy de…

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Hello again! I’m so glad to be back with you and what a better way to start off than to write about one of my favorite things in the world: FOOD. Like it or not autumn is here and so are all its seasonal foods. Today I’ve chosen my TOP 5 ingredients for this season and a few ideas of how to cook them.   Hola de nuevo! Es un placer volver a escribir y más si es para hablar de una de las cosas que más me gusta en el mundo: COMIDA. Nos guste o no el otoño ya está aquí…

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Hello again! This week we’re going to talk about using leather for home decoration.  As we’ve mentioned in other posts, leather is our business and it is contstantly present in our everyday – whether it be at work or at home.  Leather accessories for the home are a classic and they go with everything.   Hola de nuevo! Esta semana venimos con algo muy nuestro, llevamos tan dentro el arte de la piel que sobrepasa las paredes de nuestra fábrica hasta llegar a nuestras casas, y es que la piel en decoración, es y ha sido, una constante que nunca…

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We’re back again!  This week we’re going to talk about an ancient artisan tradition:  glass making in Murano. This craft, which dates back to the VIII century, started in the Veneto región where Venice and the island of Murano are located. Today Murano is still a major center of glass production in Europe.  This artwork, together with its streets full of colorful buildings attract many tourists to the island.   ¡Hola de nuevo a todos! Esta semana venimos con algo artesano de verdad. Este arte nace nada más y nada menos que en el S. VIII en la región de Véneto, donde…

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Hi again everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week.  This Thursday’s post gives some good advices for travelling.  It’s not another typical  post on “essential travel tips” written by someone in love with his home town.  We’ve set up this brief guide based on our  travel experience, especially on the mistakes we’ve made!. ¡Hola de nuevo a todos! Espero que hayáis tenido un buen inicio de semana. Este jueves os traigo un post cuanto menos práctico: una guía de consejos para viajar. Esto no es otro post con los clásicos “essential travel tips” que ha redactado cualquier amante de…

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Summer is here and one piece swimsuits are definitely a must-have. Most important is that there are swimsuits for everybody – you just have to find the one that adapts best to your figure. Small Bust If you have a small bust it’s best to wear swimsuits with light colors on the top as well as those with some type of trimming (this year you can find many with fringe at the top).  An off-the shoulder neckline is very becoming.   El verano está aquí y este año los que mandan en las playas y las piscinas son sin duda…

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  Hello everybody! This time we’ve prepared a playlist of fifteen of our favorite 80s songs although our list could go on and on…..  It was really difficult choosing only fifteen.   ¡Hola de nuevo a todos! Esta semana venimos con más música… el verano está aquí y con él los festivales. Sin duda los hay para todos los gustos pero, como somos de los que piensan que los clásicos nunca mueren, os dejamos una playlist con 15 grandes temas de los ochenta para que “mováis el esqueleto”. As we mentioned in a previous post, music is extremely important in our family…

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Here we are again! Through my different posts I’d like for you to get to know our business, and most important of all, the people that make it possible.  So, today we’re going to talk about one of our family’s favorite hobbies:  FOOD. My father Tony, who has been designing out Bench products for more than twenty five years, is a very passionate cook and he’s really  good at it.  His constant search for perfection in all that he does can also be found in his cooking, which has become very popular in our circle of friends.  There’s a waiting…

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Hello again! This week we’re going to focus on summer, my favourite season:  ideas to pretty up your terrace, porch, patio or favorite corner.  Here are some great ideas so let’s get going! As you’ve probably already noticed, wood pallets are the latest in deco!  Something which has always been discarded is now perfect for our terrace.  So if you enjoy DIY as much as I do, this is a great option. Using pallets has its pros and cons.  On one hand it’s low cost and you can use your imagination to personalize them.  On the other, it can be…

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Hello again everyone! We’ve decided to make our own version of What’s In My Bag.  As leather is our business, we want to show you how many leather articles you can carry in your bag and that never go out of style. It can also give you a clue for a gift you might be looking for. We’ll use our all-road Benchbag, The Talega, to demonstrate how many things it can carry that women need during the day.  To start out with, let’s check out some of the make-up we need to freshen up our look every few hours. ¡Hola a…