Saturday, 21 March 2015

...because of a glimpse of the solar eclipse...


...through the clouds and the rain, we were granted a few magic moments to see this rare occurance.(And through sheer luck, I managed to get a photo of it!)

UN BESO: the solar eclipse of 2015, X

Thursday, 19 March 2015

...because of my new local, Casa Lolea...













...the vermuteria, cafe and tapas bar is located in Sant Pere Més Alt, by the quaint little Passatge Sert. Open all day, this pretty and chic place is a highlight on the street; serving vermut, wine, their artisinal sangría and tapas all day. (Even better, is that it is close to me and my new favourite place to go.)

UN BESO: Casa Lolea, X
Carrer De Sant Pere Més alt, 49

http://www.casalolea.com/

Monday, 9 March 2015

...because of the new and sumptuous El Nacional...










 







Located down a little laneway off Paseo de Gracia, El Nacional- once a run-down car parking space- has been remodelled as the new glamorous and innovative place to have a coffee, to have a wine or to dine. There are a variety of different zones within the space - 4 restaurants and 4 bars - offering a variety of culinary and drinking options. The industrialist building, which first opened as a Theatre (1870-1900),has also been a fabric factory, a a car dealership and a car parking space, and it now has a new life as a beautiful dining space.

UN BESO: El Nacional, Paseo de Gracia, 24bis, X
http://www.elnacionalbcn.com/ 




Saturday, 21 February 2015

... because a winter Sunday is vermut time...










 ...my new project- a tour of vermut bars.  Senyor Vermut, a bustling bar, bursting at 12h on a Sunday because not only the vermut is good but so are the  patatas bravas and  croquetas. 

UN BESO: Senyour Vermut, Carrer de Provença, 85, X


Monday, 9 February 2015

...because of beautiful lit up BCN LLUM 2015...







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...beautiful Barcelona lit up for the Festes de Santa Eulàlia; one of the two patron Saints of Barcelona.  Even in the midst of cold winter, Barcelona lights up and celebrates. A trail of lights leads you through the Gotic Quarter and delivers glowing statues, light installations and a sparkling city.

UN BESO: BCN LLUM 2015, X

Friday, 6 February 2015

...because Barcelona is in fashion 080...













...Barcelona is always in fashion but once a year 080Barcelona Fashion Week comes to town and next season is on show! This year it was held in the Maritime Museum and it was a spectacular and historic backdrop for the lastest looks.  

UN BESO: 080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2015, X

Friday, 30 January 2015

...because of the organic winebar, Bar Brutal....








...a restored, cozy, old style bar and bodega that full of atmosphere. It is all about organic and biodynamic wine, both Spanish and European. They have wines by the glass and an extensive list of wines to buy by the bottle. They offer tastings and the staff are happy to help you understand the wines. Great for atmosphere and organic wines.

UN BESO: Bar Brutal, Calle Princesa,14 X

http://www.cancisa.cat/