The team behind the clandestine cocktails. Thanks!!

Some of the clandestine cocktails hosted in VillaJardines have been a blast. In the past years, on dozens of occasions, people have gathered in VillaJardines to interact with their peers. Under total discretion, four people quietly made things work…

Mónica, Margarita, José and Pepa are the logisticians behind the clandestine cocktails. It is really thanks to them that all cocktails always work like a Swiss clock. José is Chief of Catering Services and Sucreries at Pomme Sucre, our provider of exquisite food. Thanks to all!!

This  four-engine gastronomical human motor of perfect execution makes easy things like:

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VillaJardines as (y)our chill out area

My experience hosting through online platforms like Airbnb has allowed me to accumulate a huge amount of knowledge on the possibilities of a demand-driven digital society. And the specific learnings from the homesharing activity never seem to end.

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3 unique places in Madrid

Every space in the world could be proud of something that makes it distinctive from the rest. Our cultural heritage represents what we were and it can give us clues on what we want to be.

Madrid is a cosmopolitan city in the south of Western Europe. Until the 19th Century it was regarded as an international key player in all aspects. Now London, Paris and Berlin are the European leaders, while Madrid has really become a secondary city. Nevertheless, Madrid remains as a cultural reference and our visiting peers are….. culturally thirsty!

Many people know that Madrid hosts unique art venues like El Prado, Thyssen-Bornemitzsa, Reina Sofia and so many more. Not that many people know that we host hundreds of others around the whole city, and all of them inspire us things on a daily basis. Let us see three of them.

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Clandestine cocktails in VillaJardines

Whenever you put two peers together an incredible energy catalyzes into something unique. Two people with the same values and the same mentality can create brilliant ideas. Twenty five peers together can change the world.

Since it was first built in 1627, extraordinary events happen in VillaJardines all the time. Our clandestine cocktails gather the best members of the best families. While we share dreams, we feel we are a clan with a destiny (in Spanish, clan-destino).

Me with the founding members of the Spanish Dance Digital Nation Estela Alarcón, Ricardo Cue, Cecilia Rodrigo, Carlos Vilan, Carmen Cantero, Esther Jurado, Carmen Rojas, Mercedes Albi, Maria Carrasco...

This is the last clandestine cocktail held in VillaJardines (January 2017). Estela Alarcón, Ricardo Cue, Cecilia Rodrigo, Carlos Vilan, Carmen Cantero, Esther Jurado, Carmen Rojas, Mercedes Albi, Maria Carrasco…are the founding members of the future Spanish Dance Digital Nation

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Carmen Rojas in VillaJardines

Sometimes life is super generous and it allows you to interact with people who have led incredible lives. Please let me introduce you to Carmen Rojas, a dancer who has been caressed by time.

Carmen Rojas has just been interviewed by Spain’s top dance blogger, Mercedes Albi, from Albidanza. Carmen’s name is written in gold characters in the history of Spanish Dance. This is the interview and even if you don’t understand Spanish, you might still enjoy the pictures (look at a very young Kirk Douglas!)

Carmen Rojas and Mercedes Albi. Photo from Albidanceweb, please do not reproduce

Carmen Rojas and Mercedes Albi. Photo from Albidance, please do not reproduce. Picture taken in Villajardines

Who is Carmen Rojas?

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Christmas in Madrid (2016)

This is how Madrid celebrates a new year. All images are from our central beautiful neighborhood and all spots are walking distance from VillaJardines. Everything can been seen during a nice calm walk. In 2016, day or night, Madrid still  remains a safe and charming small cosmopolitan city. Happy 2017 🙂

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VillaJardines becomes Embassy of a Digital Nation

Technology is changing everything. For the first time in our history the inhabitants of planet earth are connected and we have generated a huge interconnected brain that operates 24/7 globally. Now digital nations are being created… in VillaJardines

On December 6th, 2016 the first Transhumanist Digital Nation was funded in Madrid. A group of 50 citizens involved in science and technology decided to test what will be expected to be normal in the 2030s.

The founders of the Transhumanist Digital Nation in what has become its first Embassy, in VillaJardines

The founders of the Transhumanist Digital Nation in what has become its first Embassy, in VillaJardines

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