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Jewels of Madrid: the city is also for summertime

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It’s true there’s no beach here. And while we know Madrid isn’t the world’s no. 1 summer destination, with its high temperatures and scarce swimming pools, one thing is certain: you’ll never get bored. There’s always something new to discover, and there are those who take advantage of the summer months to explore the city in a more relaxed way, with no crowds, long lines, or traffic jams. Suddenly, you fall in love with the city all over again, despite the 97° heat. We at UNOde50 want to show you that the city is also for summertime. Don’t believe us? Check out all it has to offer.

 

Jewels of Madrid to enjoy in the summertime

 

OUTDOOR CONCERTS

Music is an essential part of summertime in Madrid. At night, the city fills with outdoor concerts to fight the high heat. Musicians of all kinds gather at a unique venue, the Alfonso XIII Royal Botanical Gardens, for Noches del Botánico. Flamenco, reggae, pop, rock… there’s something for every musical taste.

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SUMMER CINEMA

Setting aside the typical outdoor summer cinemas, another interesting option for cinephiles is the drive-in, a novel plan for hot summer nights in the city. Madrid’s drive-in, Autocine Madrid Race, spans 27,000 m2 with capacity for 300 cars. It has a giant 250 m2 screen with digital projection. The venue also features a new hammock area during the summer months and dining options.

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MUSEUMS

Spending the summer browsing the city’s best museums is an appealing plan. You avoid the heat, the crowds, and the endless lines. You can also check out some museums that are less well-known but equally as interesting as the Prado and the Reina Sofia, such as the Garment Museum, the Museum of Science and Technology, and the Decorative Arts Museum.

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SHOPPING

Another perfect plan for summer is a shopping spree. Skip the lines and find great discounts at many stores. One shopping hotspot is Calle Serrano, also known as the Golden Mile, where shops of all kinds are interspersed with restaurants and cafés. One mandatory stop on Calle Serrano is UNOde50. Why not?!

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Madrid may not have a beach, but it has everything else!

Singles’ Day: Yes, there is a day for singles and we want you to celebrate it with us

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Never heard of Singles’ Day? The day for single men and women that has been celebrated for years on November 11 is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to something special. At UNOde50 we couldn’t let this Valentine’s Day for the single set pass without fanfare, so we prepared a unique surprise for everyone encouraged to celebrate this day with our jewelry. Read on for more details.

The origin of Singles’ Day

Despite its English name, Singles’ Day originated in China more than two decades ago, in 1993. It emerged at several of the country’s universities where students decided to celebrate singledom as a counterpoint to the social pressures that existed and continue to exist toward marriage. They chose this date because it consists of four “ones”: 11-11.

In China, November 11 has become synonymous with going out and celebrating with unattached friends. Huge blind-date parties are also popular.

Este día se ha convertido en la ocasión perfecta para salir a celebrar con amigas y amigos solteros.

November 11 has become synonymous with going out and celebrating with unattached friends.

2011 marked the celebration of the Singles’ Day of the Century, this date consisting of six “ones” rather than four: 11/11/11. Since then, the festivities have become more and more widespread.

In the rest of the world, Singles’ Day has gained popularity, curiously becoming one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. It seems that the power of singles is increasingly formidable.

Celebrate Singles’ Day with a unique gift from UNOde50

Llévate este regalo con todas tus compras online durante Singles' Day.

On November 11 receive this exclusive keychain from our Grains collection with all online purchases.

Because at UNOde50 we want you to celebrate singledom in style, on November 11 shoppers will receive a complimentary gift of this exclusive keychain from our Grains collection with all online purchases. Visit www.unode50.com on 11/11 and get yours with any purchase (no minimum required). On this date, you come first: discover our new collection and enjoy. Happy Singles’ Day!

Dare to look scary good this Halloween with UNOde50

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Halloween is right around the corner and whether the look you’re going for is completely spooky or totally glam, UNOde50 has the perfect handcrafted jewelry to make your Halloween look complete. Here are iconic costume ideas with five must have UNOde50 jewelry pieces to have a fabulous UNOde50 Halloween.

1. WITCH

Witches are an all-time favorite when it comes to this spooky holiday, and we have the perfect spell to have you looking downright witchin’. Flying broom? Check. Magic wand? Check. Classic black hat? Check. Now all that’s left is a touch of Sweet Danger. A limited edition short necklace formed from two rows of leather that interweave 15-micron silver-plated beads that simulate crocodile skin, combined with SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS crystals in green. Add this to your look and you’ll be unstoppable. Now that’s no hocus pocus!

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2. VAMPIRE

Sexy and dangerous all wrapped in one makes for one deadly showstopper. As a vampire out on the town, the original handmade wide bracelet composed of much-elongated silver-plated metal pieces mounted on a leather lace is enough to make someone say Ouch!!! without using your fangs.

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3.QUEEN

We’ve had a mad king, it’s time for a mad queen. Paired with your most regal look, our limited edition, handcrafted silver plated short necklace resembling a choker and with three rounds at different heights gives you the right amount of Madness without the commoners seeking to overthrow you.

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4.PRINCESS

Don’t pack your gown away just yet! If being a mad queen isn’t your thing then you can always be the Belle of the ball. If you’re spending Halloween at the ball single, fear not, our bracelet made from irregular beads to simulate crocodile skin, with 15-micron silver-plating and SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS crystals in grey is all The Beast you’ll need to pair with your beauty.

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5.CLEOPATRA

If there is ever a time to do your makeup in a heavy black cat-eye, rock that cropped black wig, and dress from head-to-toe in jewelry, this is that time. Risen from the dead and the new fierce pharaoh of Halloween, it is only right to have Anubis by your right hand. Our silver-plated knuckle ring with triangular smoke-toned Swarovski crystal is more than enough to protect you in the afterworld.

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UNOde50 supports Rett Syndrome on World Rare Disease Day

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 At UNOde50 we’re committed to Rett syndrome, and this month we present our latest awareness initiative. On the occasion of World Rare Disease Day, celebrated February 28, we’re throwing more support than ever behind the Asociación Mi Princesa Rett, a national organization working to raise awareness of the disorder and promote its research.

Since 2013, we have collaborated in the design and sale of a collection of awareness bracelets to raise funds for Rett. This year, we’re launching a new bracelet design along with a special initiative at all of our stores in Spain to promote greater awareness.

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What is RETT syndrome?

Rett syndrome is a severe neurological disorder that mainly affects girls. It is a genetic mutation that appears between the ages of 12 and 18 months preventing sufferers from maintaining control of their bodies. Their progressive deterioration—the cognitive and motor impairment—is such that they suffer from multiple disabilities.

There are an estimated 3,000 cases in Spain. To date there is no cure, though progress is being made in palliative treatments resulting from research on the disorder.

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“Look at them: they can not talk or walk, but with their eyes they have taught us to live. Helping is not an obligation, it’s a privilege.” The dancer, Sara Baras, is one of the celebrities who has joined the fight against this disease, along with Dani Rovira, Eva Gonzalez, Paco León, Gabino Diego, and Raphael. Like them, you too can help.

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Join Mi Princesa Rett

The Spanish association, Mi Princesa Rett, organizes different initiatives to help you get involved. Join or make a donation today.  For more information, visit their website: http://miprincesarett.es/home.html

You can also stop by our stores to discover UNOde50’s new Rett bracelet. All proceeds go toward Rett syndrome research.

 

 

20th Anniversary: a party that will go down in history

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The actress Lindsay Lohan, the race car driver Fonsi Nieto, the journalist Ana García-Siñeriz, the actor Fernando Andina and the illustrator Brianda Fitz-James Stuart were just some of the VIP guests who did not want to miss the UNOde50 anniversary party. After all, a 20th anniversary truly deserves to be celebrated in style and with great company.
 

The red carpet was one of the best moments of the night:


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The location was also a highlight of the evening: the incredible Palacio de Saldaña in the heart of Madrid’s Salamanca neighbourhood was transformed into an artistic jungle to create living history, the history of UNOde50. Works of art, antique furnishings and tropical plants surrounded the guests as they discovered the special “20th Anniversary” collection on live models.

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And the best part of the event was the party in the palace gardens. The DJ’s Cristina Tosio and Katy Sáinz from Crush DJ were in charge of spinning the tunes. The catering, crafted by Samantha de España, was incredible. And the guests were living it up every minute, including the press from Paris, Milan, London and New York, bloggers from both Spain and abroad, business leaders and celebrities who were sure not to miss the most spectacular event ever hosted by UNOde50.

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