Hola Welcome!! My name is Delfina Blaquier. It has been a while since I started flirting with the idea of having a place to write and share all of what I’m passionate about.
My husband is a polo player. I feel very blessed having found my best friend, and have married him at young age. He didn’t only gave me 4 children, he makes me feel like I’m the best mother I can be.
I was raised in between the city and the farm. My dad was polo player too, and since I was a child I was madly in love with horses. I just felt a special connection with them, I just knew. And I still do.
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 liked to. But it 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 days would go by without me spending time where my soul belonged.
During my days in school, I became an athlete at age 13 until I was 18. Represented Argentina in numerous countries and championships as a high jumper. Studied Landscape design for a while and fell in love with photography. Became an amateur potterer at a local studio in buenos aires, somehow always with my hands on the soil. But, always riding horses, whether polo ponies at the farm, or wherever we were. I kept always my connection with horses.
On a warm summer day of December 1997 I met him, Nacho FIGUERAS, at the “polo cathedral”, they call it, It’s a huge polo stadium in the core of Buenos Aires -and oh! yes, you know, southern hemisphere, we’re upside down on seasons – and other things too 🙂
So, 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: thus WEAREFIGUERAS
In the middle of all this we grew up, as human beings, as parents, as teammates and partners. We both 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.
As the children grew older I felt I needed to work on something, I consider myself a creative type of person and had all this ideas of doing something fun, and creating a blog was very tempting. I could do it anywhere I was, and my family would be part of it too!
So, here is what: WeareFigueras for us means Family. Its the togetherness. Its way to put beautiful and meaningful moments in one thought. Its about loving to live, and sharing things we truly love and believe in, with my family and friends.
I encourage you to use this # every time you feel that you could inspire someone, in our family or a friend, out on a trip, or a journey. Cooking, with your kids or for 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