Parents weekend – Barcelona

2 weeks already passed since we were in Barcelona for a long weekend sans bebe. It was so good to be back to one of our favourite cities and just reconnect with my husband. Every parent needs a break every now and then and this was ours. Imagine us just being able to savour our food and wine while out for dinner, not having to worry that we need to be back home in time to put a little someone to bed. But the thing I am most proud of is that I managed to read a book in those 4 days ( Still Alice, I recommend it especially if you haven’t seen the movie, like me). To have the time to read in the plane or before bed because you know you can sleep the next day…a whole book, guys!

Having a child changes so much the dynamic of a couple. Good times and not so good times are on everyones agendas and sometimes a weekend away can be exactly what you need to recharge those batteries. I won’t mention how much I missed Luca, especially the last day, so I think 4 days is the max for me.

And now let me tell you where we ate, because let’s face it, what would a city break be without good food?! I don’t wanna know, really…

Cerveceria Catalana – a wine/tapas bar. One of our favourites, we return there every time we have the opportunity

L’estevet – a bit more old school but so good and so typical Catalan. Love it!

Arroseria Xativa– for fish and paella, very good.

El Quim de la Boqueria – a recommendation that we picked up from the book Where chefs eat. It is in the local market on Ramblas street. Very small and crowded but so worth the wait.

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When in Barcelona

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing great!

If you follow my Instagram page you have seen that last week I’ve been to the fabulous city of Barcelona. We planned this trip long time ago and it turned out to be the perfect getaway. It was amazing to spend a few days with Andreea and Traian, to wander around the city, eat some Spanish food and drink lots and lots of Sangria. Btw, Andreea is a foodie, so if you ever find yourself in need of restaurants recommendations is definitely worth asking her.

Whenever I am on holiday I am full of energy, I love dressing up even more than I normally do, I wear more or less make-up, depending on the weather and the time of day, I accessorise more and I try a different hairstyle everyday. I also get inspired by the local culture and that reflects in what I’m wearing. Because Barcelona was warm and sunny, all my outfits were so summery and carefree and when Andreea and I did a bit of shopping, I managed to put together a great boho summer outfit. The top I purchased has a great design, I’m in love with it’s details and most important for me it doesn’t look cheap and worn out. I cannot get enough of this blouse, which I chose to wear with a pair of wide leg trousers but just imagine wearing it with some skinny jeans and a pair of sandals. Perfection!!!

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I am wearing: all Mango: trousers, blouse, earrings.

Camel Blazer

In one of my shopping marathons in Barcelona, I’ve found this amazing camel blazer on sale. It was a 75% off and it was the last one. I wouldn’t even had spotted it if this women before hand’t tried it on. She did not get it because of the size, but I did. It is my bargain find from the catalan city. I like to wear blazers for work but not only. I think they make you look smart when you have to be formal, but also paired with something informal, like sneakers, or a sweatshirt they can look edgy and cool. And now with the sunny days back, we can get out the jackets and blazers. This is one of my favourite early Spring outfits.

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I am wearing: Zara blazer, jeans, scarf and sweatshirt, Asos ankle boots (old but similar here and here), Furla bag (old but I similar this one).