Hola Mis Amigos!

This is my daughter, Erica, posing "on the street where we live".  We have a charming little hotel with great decor, friendly staff and an ideal location in Oviedo.

This is my daughter, Erica, posing “on the street where we live”. We have a charming little hotel with great decor, friendly staff and an ideal location.

Sorry that it’s taken me so long to write. We’ve been living it up since we arrived to Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) – plus, my Wifi only works in the bathroom! In any case, I wanted to update you on this fantastic trip.

There’s not a lot to report about the fashion here, since I haven’t done much shopping yet. Will try to fit some in tomorrow, and we’ll do a little window shopping together. Right now, here are my observations:

The weather is still in the 50s and rainy, so most women are still dressed in coats, boots, and scarves — EVERYONE wears scarves.

Tights – every color, every age.

Skinny pants/jeans – Again, everyone from teenagers to about 60. (And very few women are overweight. It figures — I feel like I’ve walked about 100 miles since I got here!)

Leather jackets – I love the jackets! I’ve also seen a lot of trench coats. (Have you heard that somewhere before?!)

Scarves — I’ll say it again – scarves, scarves, scarves! Great big ones, wrapped 2 or 3 times. Lots of flowered patterns, which is one of the things that I’m taking home.

Big, Hollywood sunglasses — I’ve already found mine.

As I mentioned, I’ll take you on a tour of what some of the shops are displaying tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy some of my sightseeing.

Cathedral in the old section of the city.

Cathedral in the old section of the city.

Oviedo is known for its statues.   Here I am sitting on a bench with a friend.

Oviedo is known for its statues. Here I am sitting on a bench with a friend.

Town of Congas de Onis.  it was a rainy day, and I thought the clouds over the mountains were beautiful.

Town of Congas de Onis. it was a rainy day, and I thought the clouds over the mountains were beautiful.

Fishing village of Llanes, pictured "Los Cubos de la Memoria."  Augustin Ibarolla painted these cement cubes which form the breakwater around the city, depicting the history of the town.  It's hard to get in a photo, but it's really beautiful.

Fishing village of Llanes, pictured “Los Cubos de la Memoria.” Augustin Ibarolla painted these cement cubes which form the breakwater around the city, depicting the history of the town. It’s hard to get in a photo, but it’s really beautiful.

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Close-ups of some of my favorite cubes.

Close-ups of some of my favorite cubes.

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