Barcelona, I love You

I was recently watching Vicky Cristina Barcelona, after we finally rented it on Netflix, and  though the movie was good, what really stuck with me afterwards, was the backdrop. That city. The city, though only displayed here and there throughout the Woody Allen movie; not as picturesque as a tribute to oh, say, New York City, was still enough to peak my memories and make me long for the spanish city. Our trip to Barcelona, London and Madrid was only about 5 months ago, but I am still instantly transported back. Days filled strolling the Las Ramblas, lunching on mussels in the La Boqueria, and nights drinking Sangria, and people watching. Colorful rows of Curry in Brick Lane, shopping at my favorite store, JOY, and graffiti strewn walls filled with inspiration everywhere you looked.

There’s nothing like that moment, coming home from the airport, when suddenly the city skyline becomes visible. The city is a reality, only a mere distance away, and you’re home.  But as good as it feels to come home, the rush of taking off to a new destination is exhilarating. No wonder, I keep doing it.

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Colorful Curry Row at Brick LaneColorful Curry Row at Brick Lane
DSC_0764Graffiti Break after buying my new favorite bag at Joy, The Store. W/ Gap shirt, Joe Fresh cargo Jeans, Sparkly loafers
Notting Hill Finding another Bee in Notting Hill
Fish N ChipsFish N Chips
Smoked Salmon w/ cucumber sandwich in Notting Hill Smoked Salmon w/ cucumber sandwich in Notting Hill

Sangria and People Watching on the Las RamblasSangria and People Watching on the Las Ramblas

Inspiration everywhere you look

Inspiration everywhere you look

Bar Centrale at La Boqueria

Bar Centrale at La Boqueria

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the Most Amazing Mussels I've ever had

the Most Amazing Mussels I’ve ever had

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Sacred Familia

IMG_0143Coffee Break

Street Inspiration

Street Inspiration

Night Walker

Night Walker. 

It took an hour walking through the interwoven streets of Barcelona to find this bar/lounge. but we had to go... The name says it all.

It took an hour walking through the interwoven streets of Barcelona to find this bar/lounge. but we had to go… The name says it all.

A stop for some tomato salad at pint of beer at Museo De Jamon

A stop for some tomato salad at pint of beer at Museo De Jamon

Our fanciest, and best meal at Luxury Bread, in the chic streets of MadridOur fanciest, and best meal at Luxury Bread, in the chic streets of Madrid

Dessert that melts in your mouth

Dessert that melts in your mouth

Night Cap at Dry Bar in our hotel, Gran Melia Felix Night Cap at Dry Bar in our hotel, Gran Melia Felix

A few Nightcaps later.....

A few Nightcaps later…..

IMG_0106Until the next trip……

 

 

 

 

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