Hola!! Welcome home to the #wearefigueras world. My name is Delfina Blaquier, and I want to tell you a little bit about us. I’m a mother, a wife, and an adventurer. My nomadic family, travels around the polo circuits, all over the globe. My husband and son, both play polo too. We are all in love with horses and also with the sport.
We have a beautiful lifestyle and feel very blessed about having found my best friend, at a young age. He didn’t only give me 4 children, he teaches me, every day how to be better version of myself. We are a big family and together we travel. As nomads we get to stay in one city/country for at least 4 to 6 weeks. That gives us enough time to learn about the local cultures. Every place we get to live in, stays with us forever in our heart.
I was raised between the city and the farm. My dad was polo player too, and since I was a child I madly fell in love with horses. I connected with them in a very special way. They are my angels.
Years went by, and things changed a little w school, so I was no longer able to spend all the time at the farm as I would have wanted to. But that intensified my connection even more. As soon as I was back in their pastures, I would become part of them. I trusted them, and missed them when I was gone. Coming back home to the city was always heart sinking. Only knowing that my soul belonged there with them.
During my days in school, I became an athlete at age 13 until I was 18. I represented my country, Argentina in numerous championships as a high jumper.
Then went to school to study Landscape design for a while, and fell in love with photography.
Always riding horses, whether my father’s polo ponies at the farm, or I would find my way to being close to them somewhow.
On a warm summer day of December 1997 I met him, Nacho FIGUERAS, at the “polo cathedral”, as they call it, It’s a huge polo stadium in the core of Buenos Aires -oh! yes, you know, southern hemisphere, we’re upside down on seasons and other things too 🙂
We started dating and fell in love in the beginnings of 1998. 2 years later, our first son was born, Hilario; 5 years later Aurora; 5 years later Artemio and 3 years later Alba: therefore WEAREFIGUERAS
Years went by making us older and stronger, letting us grow up as human beings, as parents, as teammates and partners. Nacho and I enjoy spending time w the children and we have a lot of fun together. The kids are getting older and gets better and better. I wouldn’t change myself for anyone in the world. Even the hard times are more intense, but they feel so good when they are over…
Traveling is a huge part of our year calendar (Buenos Aires, Palm Beach, New York, California, France, UK and many more) because of my husband’s profession -I pick up homes in a week, settle for 2 months in another, and a week later be somewhere else for 4 more weeks. Wherever polo take us. It sounds crazy overwhelming, but its actually, quite easy to get used to.
A lot of people ask me how do I do with school, and my answer is: homeschool. I have a tutor follow us on school periods, as my children attend a regular school when we are home, in Argentina. So that way I don’t have to separate my family. After all I chose to be a parent, and we chose to raise them with us. I believe in family, and I don’t want to underestimate the school of life too.
As the children grow older, I felt I needed to work on something for me, I consider myself a creative type of person and had all this ideas of doing something fun. Creating a blog was a lot of fun, and A lot of work. I thought that is was a great idea to put my point of view and share with you things I like doing, seeing, watching, getting or even visiting. There is so much out there, and I thought it was a good idea to do it every where I was.
WeareFigueras for us means Family, it means the togetherness.
Where we place beautiful and meaningful moments in one thought. Its about loving our lives, and sharing things we truly believe in.
I encourage you to use this hashtag every time you feel that you could inspire someone, in our family or a friend, out on a trip, or a journey. Even cooking, with your kids or your partner. Napping with your pet or cuddling with a baby. All this means: WeAreFigueras – Share the love..
From the bottom of my heart, Welcome!!
Delfina Blaquier Figueras