Perfect Days

Patricia Caicedo's Perfect Day in Barcelona ...

For me, one of the words that defines Barcelona is beauty. I have been living here for almost 19 years and there is not a day that I don’t surprise myself with beautiful buildings, st [...]

Day to Day

Flotarium: Release Your Inner Floater ...

Have you ever been to the Dead Sea? No, me neither. So this is as close as you're going to get without actually going there. Al least floating-wise. The Flotarium just up from Diagonal [...]

Food & Drink

The Wonderful Wanderbeak Savor Spain Food Tour ...

When someone asks me to meet them on the Ramblas I'm immediately concerned, it's a bit too hectic for my liking. But my fears were soon allayed as we headed into the foyer of Hotel 1898 [...]

Out & About

The 5 Best Rooftop Bars in Barcelona ...

Barcelona is one of the most popular cities to visit in all of Europe – and the world. What many people don’t know is that Barcelona is also the best city in Europe when it comes to [...]
2011 24/01

Chupa Chups (or ‘sucky sucks’ maybe?)

Chupa Chups logo

The Dalí Chupa Chups logo

Headquartered right here in glorious Barcelona and with a logo designed by Dalí himself, Chupa Chups® have been around since 1958.

They were originally from Villamayor in Asturias, Northern Spain where Enric Bernat, son of a Catalan family of confectioners, was working. He took over the company he had been at since the early 50s when investors failed to see the potential of his lollipop idea. Fools. Chupa Chups now sell 4 billion lollipops a year to 150 countries worldwide and turn over 500 million euros! Read the rest of this article…

2011 21/01

Jordi Labanda – Illustrator & fashion designer (and candle designer?)

Jordi Labanda illustration

Jordi Labanda illustration

Not so much a famous Catalan (though raised in Barcelona he was born in Uruguay) but Jordi Labanda certainly seems to be rapidly becoming a Barcelona institution.

His hip and retro looking yet contemporary illustrations adorn everything from clothes and bags to pens and notebooks. He has produced murals for the Sandwich & Friends chain and now has a womenswear store here in Barcelona on Carrer de Rosselló. Read the rest of this article…

2011 20/01

El Born Chiro: Chiropractor, Barcelona

I’ve always thought ‘El Born Chiro’ sounded like a Mexican gunslinger from the days of the Wild West. But Dr. Colin Moore is as far removed from a cold blooded killer as one could get. His chiropractic sanctuary in El Born is the epitome of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of this old ‘wild west’ Barcelona district. Read the rest of this article…

2011 19/01

Sophie’s Perfect Day in Barcelona

JC (Jean-Claude)

JC (aka Jean-Claude, when he’s naughty)

“Well, my perfect day would start by waking up slowly – I’m normally woken up by my cat, JC, (stands for Jean-Claude. Not Jesus Christ) treading on my head (which I don’t really mind). From my bed all I can see is blue sky and lovely verdant tree tops which is very relaxing. I’d then have breakfast sitting on the terrace in the sun. Fortunately I have a big terrace so it’s a great way to start the day. Read the rest of this article…

2011 17/01

Le Cool Barcelona

Le Cool - A Weird and Wonderful Guide to Barcelona

A Weird and Wonderful Guide to Barcelona

So as I mentioned in a previous post, BCN Days was slightly inspired by the interviews each week in the Le Cool London email newsletters. I found out about Le Cool whilst looking for city guides. They produce guide books for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon, London and Madrid. But their weekly email newsletters are available for many more cities – Barcelona, Dublin, Madrid, Lisbon, London, Istanbul, Moscow, Budapest, Paris and Vienna. Read the rest of this article…

2011 07/01

Famous Catalans (and their streets): Enric Granados

Ok, so the other day I was walking up Carrer d’Enric Granados on my way to Non Solo Pizza and I got to wondering who is this Granados dude.

I’ve always been interested in street names and where they come from especially when it’s so obviously someone’s name. Read the rest of this article…

2011 04/01

Joe’s Perfect Day in Barcelona

“The perfect day begins with waking early. I’m lucky enough to live a stone’s throw from the beach (Barceloneta). I leave the house and wander down to the beach, seagulls whirling raucously around above my head. This is a magical time of the day when the city seems to have been reclaimed by wild creatures. Read the rest of this article…

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