I have watched this street develop over the past few years and I can confidently say it is the most upcoming street in Madrid. All my favourite places are here now: concept stores, decor stores, nail salons, hairdressers, galleries, libraries and some great places for lunch in the area!
The street takes its start at the corner with Calle Fernando VI, where on one corner there is a spectacular building of Palacio Longoria (see the featured image), nowadays home to the Society of Spanish Writers and Editors, which is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau. And just in front of it you have the most instagrammed flower shop of Madrid, Margarita Se Llama Mi Amor (literally: Margarita, is the name of my love).
Once you turn to calle Pelayao, on the left, past the Palacio, there will be a very good hair salon and Madrid’s first blow dry bar, Blow Dry Bar (1). I rarely do anything with my hair but if I do, I go here to Daniele Sigigliano. Italians always are good at this and have a good taste.
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After that, there is  my favourite newly discovered nail salon, Lima Creative Nails (2), with its cozy and trendy interiors. Ask for Almudena, she was great!

Photo credit: limacreativenails.com

Just after Lima, a new shop, Casa González&González (3). It is very original, nothing like I have ever seen before. There are so many curiosities, that makes you ask the owners about what is this or that for, or where does it come from. In general, the shop specialises in unique household items from European brands, all natural and of very hight quality. The website is coming up, I believe.

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Climbing up Pelayo, on the right, there is a very light and welcoming space with a gallery and a shop, Échale Guindas (4). Right now they have a wonderful exposition of an artist, Sally Muir, who does portraits of… dogs. All together these portraits look stunning. I even found my mum’s dog among all of them. Besides the paintings, there are plenty of cool gifts to buy, some funky colliers and hand painted kitchenware.
Photo credit: Sallymuir.com
You can also stop by at another hairdresser place, Con Calma (5), which also is a shop and specializes in niche cosmetics and some rare candles. They even had the ones from the company that recycles wine bottles and makes acandles in the m inspired by Chardonnay, Pino Noir etc. Find out more on their website: concalma.es
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The last but not the least is a decoration store with the various things from Italy and France in romantic style, Studio di Verona (6). I go here to buy naturally scented candles, my favourites are Honey and Lavander and the ones that smell like Church ladan.
Once you are done with discovering the cool stores on Calle Pelayo, I can suggest 4 places within 3 minutes walk that are great for lunch or coffee.


Photo credit: lifestyle.tendencias.com

Dray Martina

Photo credit: www.luzestudio.es

Olivia te cuida

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Lady Madonna

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