Pedro Garcia Nordstrom Road Trip

Earlier this spring, Pedro Garcia brand ambassador Andreas Kurz set off for a tour of Nordstrom stores where he would meet with fans of the made-in-Spain line and help them customize new looks from a special bespoke selection of four styles and five colors. We asked Kurz to take pictures and keep notes from his travels because, hey—it’s the next best thing to tagging along.

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico

One cool thing about how they style their Pedro Garcias at our brand-new Puerto Rico store:
Kurz: They’re very girly here in San Juan; they really love their heels.

Three words to describe the style of the city:
Vibrant, tropical, colorful.

The sky on the day of the event was …
Couldn’t have been nicer, Caribbean-blue skies!

Best meal, bite or beverage in San Juan:
I had a tomato, watermelon, papaya salad with goat cheese and fresh sprouts—accompanied by a great rosé—at the restaurant at my hotel that was so fresh and delicious. The new Bazille restaurant inside the Nordstrom store wasn’t only great—with outdoor seating on the second floor, where I had my favorite risotto with green asparagus and shrimp—there was actually a long line to get in. No wonder: the food and service are fab!

Best thing about your hotel:
The Condado Vanderbilt was just divine. Great location right on the water, tasteful room, and perfect and friendly service with delicious food … all one needs!

 

 

Tampa, Florida

One cool thing you learned about Tampa:
This was my first visit. Don’t ever underestimate places you have never been to!

Three words to describe the style of the city:
Surprising, buzzing, young.

 

 

Best thing about your hotel:
The Renaissance Hotel is actually at the mall, so for late arrivers and early starters it’s unbeatable.

You’ll find your way back to Tampa because …
I’m really curious to figure out why I didn’t have this terrific city on my map before, so I will have to go back and stay for some days!

 

Houston, Texas

One cool thing about how they style their Pedro Garcias in Texas:
Skinny pants go with every kind of heel.

Three phrases to describe the style of the city:
Laid-back chic, colors mixed with black, comfortable high heels.

The sky on the day of the event was …
It went from being totally overcast to windy, from big clouds and rain to short sunny intervals.

Best meal, bite or beverage in Houston:
Uchi: Hands down the best Japanese ever! The entire menu is a hit.

 

Scottsdale, Arizona
One cool thing about how they style their Pedro Garcias in Scottsdale:
They have a pair for every occasion!

Best thing about your hotel:
The FireSky Resort has a really great setup, rather quiet with spacious rooms.

You’ll find your way back to Scottsdale because …
They’ve got a mall in the desert! There are no real high rises around Scottsdale, and I love the clear skies and the mountain views.

Corte Madera, California

One cool thing about how they style their Pedro Garcias in this area:
It’s all about comfort.

One idea to describe the style of the city:
Reeeeaally relaxed stay-at-home mums.

The sky on the day of the event was …
A beautiful blue, very crisp.

You’ll find your way back to Corte Madera because …
The clear air is so refreshing, and so is everyone’s easygoing attitude. They’re close to San Francisco, but the area has a country feel. Lots of wineries, but you feel the ocean is near as well. A great location.

 

Newport Beach, California

One cool thing about how they style their Pedro Garcias at the Fashion Island Nordstrom:
It’s all about sandals!

Best meal, bite or beverage in Newport Beach:
There are a handful of great choices in the mall: Great Maple, Cucina Enoteca, Roy’s and R+D Kitchen. Gulfstream near the Pacific Coast Highway is really good also.

Best thing about your hotel:
I had a great room with an ocean view at the Marriott Hotel and Spa.

You’ll find your way back to Newport because …
Everything: the weather, views, people, food…

All images courtesy Andreas Kurz and Pedro Garcia.

 

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