Barce-locaJanuary 27, 2010
I have returned! Thank you for the requests for more posts – I have decided to publish every weekend! It’s the only 2010 resolution I am keeping – there are way too many resolutions that can threaten a fabulous lifestyle.
Barcelona was incredible, as always. Get your beautiful backsides to Spain. This time of year is a bit cool – but I can assure you, there is no chance of snow in Barcelona. Need I say more? I hate my ice scraper right now. And worrying about slipping on ice on my way to work. No matter the weather in Barcelona – the culture, art, tapas, parties, shopping and beautiful people remain constant. To recap my holiday, I went to an 80s theme party at a penthouse apartment overlooking Plaza de Palau, saw Franz Ferdinand in Badalona & power shopped on calle Pelai. By power shop I mean 8 stores in 2 hours. This street is packed with affordable fashion that will transform your wardrobe from blah to bueno!!
If you find yourself in this gorgeous international city, have tapas at Cerveceria Catalana on calle Mallorca. It always has a long wait but have a glass of cava & take in the scene. We were able to sit outside on the terrace – in December!
I love love love the Born neighborhood (metro: Jaume 1). While there, have tapas at Set de Born on calle Esparteria and then go to La Fianna on calle del Banys Vells. I say this often, but I could truly move in there. This place is cavernous – it’s located on a narrow winding street and will be difficult to find, but you’ll feel like you were let in on a secret. No cell phone service either – we had to roam the streets to pick up a lost friend! Elevated velvet beds with large pewter trays allow you to perch up high with your date, keeping your drink safe and optimizing your crowd watching (ok… spying). Go there and chill for the night in the dark red Moroccan décor….. but keep in mind that it’s only open until 2:30. No worries, there are plenty of clubs open until 6am. The night before my flight we partied the night away at teeny tiny club Kasbah (calle Vila i Vilà).
It was great to come home but as I told the cab driver on my way to the airport (in horribly broken Spanish), I will return.
Next post….Zoe is back to Boston!