Tuesday, 23 May 2017

....because of the tapas and wine at Perikete....


... Perikete, is tucked in the island between El Born and Barceloneta, is a buzzing tapas bar full of colour and music, tapas and wine. A great place to sit and watch the world pass by while sipping sangria and nibbling on patatas bravas...or croquettes... or jamón, of course...

UN BESO: Perikete, X
Carrer de Llauder, 6, 08003

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

...because of a backstage tour at the Liceu...





...a backstage tour at historical Opera House, Teatre del Liceu.  Behind this beatuiful 1847 facade and theatre lies a modern and cavernous reheasal, costume making, wig making, set building space.  An intriguing visit to discover just how much is actually going on behind the scenes of a modern day opera in this theater.

UN BESO: Gran Teatre del Liceu, X
LA Rambla, 51-59

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

...because of the new Interferencias for men....



... in my favourite little shopping street in El Born, Flassaders, is a new importer of designer Italian wear for men, Interferencias.  Adding style to this little Boho part of Born. Now open!

UN BESO: Interferencias, X
Carrer dels Flassaders, 25

Sunday, 13 November 2016

...because of the dining instution, Casa Calvet....





 ... Casa Calvet, an established Barcelona dining institution serving modern fusion Catalan cuisine, in an Antoni Gaudi designed building. A step though the doors is a step into Barcelona Eixample history. A building designed for a wealthy textile designer, the original ground floor office and accounting spaces have been retained but converted into a restaurant.  Delicious dining in a prestigious and beautiful Barcelona building.

UN BESO: Casa Calvet, X
Calle Casp, 48
Casa Calvet

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

...because of the beautiful Biblioteca Pública Arús....







 ...my idea of historical heaven, a whole library filled with beautifully bound old books. This Public Library was originally in a private residence that was donated to the City by it's owner in 1895. It still functions today providing references for students of history, cultural and society and is a peaceful haven of time gone by.

UN BESO: Bilbiloteca Pública Arús, X
Paseo de Sant Joan, 26

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

....because now I'm Madrid besotted too.....







Grand streets, majestic buildings, El Retiro Park, Prado Museum, bars, tapas, more art, wine and dancing. And only 2.5hours away on the AVE train.  Same country, a very different city.... I'm Madrid besotted too!

UN BESO: a long weekend in Madrid, X