We have been living in Barcelona for almost seven years now, we absolutely love the city and we consider it our primary home, although a life of a professional athlete is rarely located at only one country for an entire career, for us, it has been quite different for now.

We moved into our first home in Spain a bit more than 4 years ago when we planned on trying for a baby and when I started working from home we knew we needed a separate room for my office and another to be kids room. Plans change, so did ours, we decided to go for another baby and with a house full of kids and pets + home office situation, we needed a bigger home.

Ante who is passionate and quite talented when it comes to interior design and choosing a good real estate to buy at the right time found us a beautiful city home with 360 terraces around the house.



We started working on this new development property back in November and we did it from scratch. Although we knew what we wanted to get out of it, we hired an amazing real estate firm from Barcelona - Helvetic to help us build our dream home, for now, a family of five. As always, deadlines were tight, essentially we planned to move in before Arija was born although we knew it will be hard, we settled for a several weeks later move to get exactly what we want to be done, and done well.


A Helvetic team lead by a fabulous woman (not that I am pushing on the feminist side but it is so much easier to work on this kind of things with a woman, as women are definitely more practical and think about more intelligent details for every day living) who truly listened to all of our wishes and  followed our esthetics.

We went for very high ceilings and built all the furniture to measure (our measure, think 110cm high kitchen island), we wanted a whole lot of storage as we do not like things just laying around the house and we wanted to use all technologies available to build a smart and a very secure home for our family.


As we have in our other properties we made each bedroom into a suite so girls can be as independent as they can as they grow and we also added a small separate guest suite/apartment (not pictured here) for grandparents to have privacy when they come to visit.

Common areas like the kitchen and living rooms are designed in warm earth brown and cream tones, hardwood wooden flooring with touches of marble and several custom built glass drop chandeliers.


Anabela and I like more bright, pop, vivid colors so we both opted out for colorful details like her map of the world wallpaper and my office hot pink deco pillows and peonies wall stickers.

My favorite individual feature in the apartment is most definitely drop glass chandelier in the hallway.



Although I am not much of an outdoorsy type, I absolutely adore spending time on our terrace, I started planting avocados (yet to grow into a mature plant) and peppermint for those Summer cocktails on the terrace.  Also, I added some more herbs like rosemary and lemongrass which can be a great addition to bbq dishes.


A terrace is also a favorite place of our dog Papi who do not be fooled does not use it to run but rather to lie lazily on the sun all day. We built a little patio park with soft rubber flooring for Anabela which she absolutely adores and loves to invite her friends to play.


All in all, I feel like we built our dream home where we feel super calm, safe and comfortable in every way.




Are you a new mom who is currently on the journey of breastfeeding her baby? If yes, you might be quite familiar with the discomfort of wearing those nursing bras, God knows I am! Anabela I breastfed only 4 months and then due to severe Mastitis and not much milk we went for the formula.

This time around, I used nursing probiotics all through the last trimester to prevent heavy boob inflammations which I had while nursing Anabela and it worked just fine. First few weeks until Arija and I caught up with supply and demand part were rough and painful but now we are managing it just fine and I am nursing her on demand. This means she goes wherever I go and I breastfeed her whenever she is hungry, meaning even during conference calls with clients (no video luckily) and on the conferences.

Unlike ordinary bras, these bras have the tendency to adapt to changes that happen to your boobies while pregnant and nursing. 

However, if you are uncomfortable wearing your nursing bras, then you are not wearing the right ones. There are nursing bras that are actually comfortable and offer your nourishing breasts subtle support all day and night long (yes I wear them overnight cause my boobs are super painful when I go braless + leakage (yayks).



When it comes to selecting the best nursing bras, there are endless options to choose from. From sleep maternity bras and pumping bras to everyday nursing bras and bras with molded cups, there’s something for every new mother out there. 

Have a look at some maternity bras that are perfect for your nursing journey:

Sleep Nursing Bra: Sleep nursing bras tend to offer maximum comfort and support to your breasts while you sleep and lounge. These are ultra-soft and stretchable and even ideal for pregnant and nursing women seeking plus size maternity bras. Go for a cotton-blend bra in criss-cross design for added comfort.

Nursing bra for larger breasts: These types of bras offer the comfort and support you need for your large busts. Made from soft seamless fabric, such bras instantly mold to the changing shape of your breasts while offering the maximum bra support. Pick a wire-free bra made from bamboo rayon for the ideal nursing experience.

Sports Nursing Bra: With a sportier look and feel, sports bras are meant to minimize bounce while wicking away moisture from your body. Such bras also reduce chances of breast pain and even prevent sagging. Something that will offer a little more support than usual bras!

T-shirt nursing bra: A t-shirt nursing bra is meant to offer a smooth look under thin fabrics while offering much-needed support and comfort to your boobs. Go for a flexible wire design as it will be less rigid than those standard underwire bras.



Adjustable nursing bra: Some bras are designed to allow new moms easily adjust the bra as their breast
size changes during pregnancy and after. The best part of these bras is that one doesn’t have to actually
open it to feed—simply undo the clip at the base of the bra straps.

Pumping bra: Pumping bras are designed to give all new moms a much-needed break while freeing
their hands for activities like book reading, changing diapers or scrolling through social networking sites.
These bras are generally compatible with every electric breast pump. What’s more? They are usually
designed with closure on the back to let you adjust them as per your cup size. Not to mention, pumping
bras are comfortable to wear.

Wire-free Seamless Nursing Bra: These bras are for those who hate underwires. Tightly knitted under
bands, large cups and side panels of these bras hold your breasts firmly without digging into the skin.

Strapless maternity bra: A staples maternity bra offers you the comfort and support as you wear your
favorite strapless outfits during pregnancy or even after the arrival of your newborn.

There! I did some homework for you so you don't need to in case you are looking for better nursing bras!

         
       
         
       
     

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