Ian and I spent last weekend in Malaga and had THE most wonderful time. Neither of us had been before, other than to the airport, but we both have a huge amount of affection for Spain and wanted to visit somewhere new. We’d been incredibly busy in the preceeding few weeks, so the only research we did was about the weather. The daytime temperature in Malaga in November is around 20°C, warm and sunny. Everything else came as the most lovely surprise.
We just took carry-on luggage so I packed carefully. I wanted to take something other than the very summer clothes I’d taken to Nerja in August, or Lanzarote in October so decided upon winter styles suitable for the temperature. It was important too that they looked good with my black suede strappy flats, the only shoes I took. In the end, I packed three dresses and a denim jacket.
I travelled in this jumpsuit, ideal because it doesn’t crease. It is also smart enough for lunch and practical enough for sightseeing. I love the quirky print and the muted colours. (At the time of writing, this musical note jumpsuit is hugely reduced from £48 to £28.80. It fits true to size and to give you an idea of length, I’m 5 ft 9).
Central Malaga In November
Malaga is a small city and a lot of it is pedestrianised. The architecture reminded me very much of that in Nerja. This didn’t surprise me because the two are less than an hour away by road. There are cafes and tapas bars aplenty and the vibe is laid back and relaxed. Malaga is relaxed and unpretentious. We were surprised by its quaint charm amd authenticity. There are orange trees on every corner and many of the buildings are rendered in pretty colours and have contrasting balconies.
There is a Roman amphitheatre which was only uncovered in 1951.
We had an al-fresco tapas lunch in the main square, the Plaza de la Constitucion. This is a view of it from our hotel room.
And this is a view of our hotel from the Tapas bar on the Plaza.
It was so lovely to sit in the warmth and enjoy the hustle bustle of a busy Saturday afternoon.
Malaga Cathedral is absolutely beautiful and is open to visitors, even during Mass. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from Plaza de la Constistucion
Malaga in November is a place of excitement. The Christmas decorations were up and it looked spectacular enough during the day. At night, they looked simply incredible. I’m going to put some nightime pictures in a subsequent post along with a dress that sums up my personality.
My flat strappy shoes are from Marks and Spencer and I bought them in red as well as in the black. They’re suede leather and are very comfortable because they have the Insolia padded footbed. My jumpsuit was a gift from Joanie, a smallish vintage-inspired brand. Thank you for supporting the brands that support What Lizzy Loves. And thank you to Ian for taking these photographs but mostly for taking me away to a beautiful city.
I’m jealous 😉 A colleague is just back from there and she told me how great it was an now your post …. so unfair hahahaha
Seriously … great post, very nice look and superb shoes … even flat hehe 😉
Hi Elizabeth. Andalusia is such a great part of Spain and Malaga is one of many lovely cities you can visit there. It’s great that the weather turned out so well for you guys. That must have been an additional bonus of your short break. I often travel very light as well for weekend breaks and I know from experience that with a bit of clever thinking and packing you can get several great outfits in one little suitcase. I love the jumpsuit and your shoes and am sure the rest will be just as stylish. Love, Lieske
You look so happy and relaxed, and no one deserves that more than you! I’m looking forward to the next post with Christmas lights and what I am sure will be a lovely frock! Clever girl for buying those shoes in two colours; I love those.
The architecture is so pretty and the inside of that cathedral is absolutely breathtaking. xxx
Loved reading your post Lizzy. I was in Malaga in October this year and it was every bit as wonderful as you described. Glad you and Ian had a wonderful time. Good choice in outfits too. 😊
Oh thank you Tracy. It’s such a beautiful town isn’t it? I really would love to go back. The 48 hours we soent there was wonderful but we became absorbed in the atmosphere and didn’t want to leave! xxx
Fab place for a break!! I love the jumpsuit and those shoes. I struggle with heels these days and those are great.
Thank you so much Emerald. Yes, the shoes are stylish enough to negate the need for heels and they’re so comfy too. And thank you, the jumpsuit is fab isn’t it! xxx
Sounds like a wonderful trip! I’ve only briefly visited Malaga during a cruise, so would love to return for a longer stay! The festive decorations looked great. xxx
Oh it was absolutely wonderful Emma, a beautiful city. I’d love to go back for a longer stay too- we had less than 48 hours. The decorations were absolutely stunning xxxxx
Where did you stay? Would you recommend it?
Hi Julie, we stayed at the Hotel Larios in the very centre. It was fabulous and I highly recommend it! xxx