“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of this day – the birth of Santa?” (Bart Simpson)

HellO, WOrld!

Are you struggling for ideas this Christmas for those loved ones? Have you already bought them hundreds of pairs of socks or woolly knitted jumpersr? You fight right now for a parking place at your favorite mall, or you drive like crazy between shops, trying to find the perfect present for your love/family/cat/kid/neighbour/boss? Do you think that Santa is overrated? So do I! But I still love him!

Well, relax! It’s the annual Christmas Panic Week. The inevitable moment in December when everything moves from a laid-back “We’ll get it done” to a full-on “Holy Crap, we’ve done nothing! Nothing!!”
But all this craziness will be over in few days. And next year, if you want to avoid the Christmas panic, make yourself a present, and go in holiday.
In Teherife, for example. Where you will discover one of the most spectacular places in the world, the little village of Masca. And Los Gigantes. There are 20 degrees right now, and nobody get’s crazy about snow, Christmas trees, sarmale, cozonaci or salata de boeuf. And even so, everything looks magic there, don’t you think?
Because Masca is one of the most beautiful places I ever seen, placed in a wonderful valey near to Santiago del Teide, where you can get driving on a spectacular road thtrough the mountains of Teno. It’s a very small village, with only 100 inhabitants, but you will discover there an entire world, a magic one. My advice is to get there at the end of the day, wehen the number of tourists is smaller, and also, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the valey of Masca. Have a sit at one one of the terraces – I recommend you Casa Fidel – they have an excellent house wine and also a delicious Lemon Cake, and relax.
This is real magic. Even if you won’t see Santa’s reindeers on the sky.


The project Friday is in LOVE with O. it’s realized with the special support of Molecule F, and it’s a tribute to Romanian designers. 

Photography:  Valentin Denis
Hair Style: Robert Both Studio  

Outfit: Murmur TakeAway TShirt available on Molecule-F, Topman short, Nike trainers, Oakley sunglasses

HellO, WOrld!

Am intrat in Saptamana Nebuna! Stiu ca toti va  luptati zilele astea sa gasiti cele mai frumoase cadouri de Craciun pentru cei dragi. Ati cumparat deja o multime de sosetute si pulovere cu modele care mai de care mai haioase si va luptati chiar acum pentru un loc de parcare la Mall-ul preferat. Ca sa nu mai spun de traficul infernal si de drumurile pe care aveti de le facut intre magazine, sperand sa gasiti cele mai spectaculoase cadouri. E o nebunie! Si stiu ca deja credeti ca Mos Craciun este supraevaluat. Si la fel cred si eu! Dar cu toate astea, il iubesc!

Well, eu zic sa va relaxati! Am intrat in ultima saptamana inainte de Craciun, cand totul se transforma intr-un delir. Cand, de la starea de zen in care eram, trecem brusc la o panica uriasa in  care ne dam seama ca nu am cumparat niciun sfert din cadourile programate, nu am facut sau cumparat bradul si casa arata ca dupa un bombardament. Insa peste cateva zile, toata aceasta goana isterica se va termina. Insa, daca anul viitor va doriti sa evitati nebunia, plecati in vacanta.

In Tenerife, va recomand eu. Unde o sa descoperiti unul din cele mai spectaculoase locuri de pe planeta, satul Masca. Si Los Gigantes. Si unde acum sunt peste 20 de grade, si nimeni nu este inebunit dupa zapada, brazi de Craciun, sarmale, cozonaci si salata de boeuf. Si chiar si asa, locul arata MAGIC!

Asta pentru ca Masca este un satuc linistit, amplasat intr-o vale superba din apropiere de Santiago del Teide, unde puteti ajunge urmand un drum extrem de spectaculos prin muntii Teno. Este o localitate cu doar 100 de locuitori si nenumarate pisici, dar unde ve-ti descoperi o intreaga lume desprinsa din alte timpuri. Sfatul meu este sa ajungeti aici spre finalul zilei, cand cohortele de turisti dispar, si  sa va bucurati de un apus de soare senzational. Luati loc la una din terasele locului – eu va recomand Casa Fidel – au un vin de casa excelent si o delicioasa tarta cu lamaie, si relaxati-va.

O sa descoperiti aici adevarata magie. Chiar daca pe cer nu se vede niciun ren al lui Mos Craciun.