This entirely embodies my 30th re-29th birthday celebration… let me set the scene. Actually, let me back all the way the hell up. We arrived in Madrid at 9am on May 11th, the eve of my burfday, right on the heels of the E.P.I.C. Curl Power celebration in ATL with Keshia Knight Pulliam. I was tired, hungover, jet-lagged and stiff from that disrespectfully cramped plane seat. Awanda (our host and co-creator of Go Natural Spain) picked us up from MAD airport and delivered us to our flat in the city’s center.
Casa de Walton
(our renovated flat within an art gallery!)
We immediately settled in and hit the streets in search of food. We stumbled upon a quaint cafe very close to the flat and ordered some jamon y potata tortilla. Sinfully delicious!
We then participated in ‘siesta’, or the daily nap… when in Rome 🙂 and before I knew it, it was 6pm. Everything was kicking off at 7.
Let me set the scene-
The Time: 7:30pm
The Date: May 11, 2013
The Place: La Comedia- Madrid, Spain
The hosts with the most, husband/wife team, and founders of ‘Go Natural Spain!’… Awanda and Alvaro! #PowerCouple
We arrived and were greeted with a beautiful banner, Mojitos and cervezas!
Do you see all that hurr?!
by the end of the night, GoNaturalSpain.com’s co-creator, Alvaro, had earned the nickname, ‘Captain Alvaro Sparrows’ because of his shenanigans and an uncanny resemblance to Johnny Depp…or is that Al Pacino…or is that racist? #whatevs #HeSaidItIDidnt
Jessicurl was the official sponsor of the ‘Go Natural Spain!’ event. I came bearing free products and tons of natural hair care info to administer to the curlies of Madrid. Viva la revolución!
Tapas took too long, so the homie Paola (pictured on the left, above) snatched some hotdogs! #WeStealInThis
all black at the white show…
hot potato sunglasses… at some point, everyone in the entire venue had worn them!
Tapas! And they were bomb.
and of course it’s not a party ’til someone jumps on the table…
and….it’s my burfday! Shots shots shots!
peep hubby getting tired already #NonStopParty
The Time: 1:30 am or thereabouts
The Date: May 12, 2013
The Place: Taxi cab confessions…
On our way to the after-after-party, Chris Brown happened and naturally we #TurntUp
Alvaro, really feeling it, rolls down the back window and hangs half his person from it, shouting at passerbys and giving high-fives. Luckily, I was sitting up front and managed to capture the debauchery. Capt. Alvaro of course lost that hat… it blew away in the wind and his only comment was- ‘it belongs to Madrid now’. But like 5 minutes later, like 2 whole blocks later, dude on a bike shows up… hat in hand!
We never stopped by the way… dude just rolled up and since Alvaro was still hanging out the window, he was able to snatch it up, lol. Whole mess. The entire city of Madrid knew us (in my mind) so we were driving extra slow in loads of traffic and everyone on the street was dancing to our music!
Which brings us up to speed with the lead pic–
The Time: 2:15 am or thereabouts
The Date: May 12, 2013
The Place: Some dope ass club- Madrid, Spain.
haha! I’m not crying for real, but seriously tho… I’m 30, y’all.
borrowed some guy’s balloon… he was really checking for it too… he took it right back, lol!
There aren’t any photos ’cause I was laughing hysterically, but Alvaro was missing for like 30 minutes. He returned with a flaming bottle of Moët! Yay! As he exclaimed in a heavy spanish accent, “Merry Christmas, Nikki”, he dropped everything. The bucket. The ice. The bottle…but not his beer, tho. Unfazed, hubby recovered the bottle and popped it of course, while Alvaro held three glasses for the pouring, one of which immediately fell to the floor. #ItsNotAPartyUntil
Kevin Little happened. #TurnDownForWhat
then this happened! #ItsNotAPartyUntil #BootyButtCheeks
and the homie Paolo got us in VIP!
Bey happened #GetMeBodied #ItsNotAPartyUntil
When we left the club the sun greeted us, but we were obviously ready. #SunglassesAndAdvil
And that’s all folks! That was a hell of a start to our Spanish adventures, huh? Thanks Awanda and Captain Alvaro for the E.P.I.C. night! #ThisIs30Dammit
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