Perfect Days

Camilla's Perfect Day in Barcelona ...

I’ve been in and out of Barcelona for the last few years - it’s my second home right now. Ok, so I do have a fair few places in the world in which I instantly feel at home. But righ [...]

Day to Day

Getting Out of Your Fitness Comfort Zone in ...

As an exercise fanatic I was thrilled to find out about the Spartan obstacle race that comes to Barcelona every year. Loving a new challenge, I made Spartan my excuse to get “out of m [...]

Food & Drink

Restaurante Suchart's: A Review ...

As a Barcelona local, I love to find hidden gems off the beaten track, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail. Restaurante Suchart’s, just a hop, skip and a jump from Gr [...]

Out & About

Painting and Wine at Arte Bar Barcelona ...

This blog is just a hobby, I certainly don't make any money from it. So it's always nice to be invited on a food tour or to the odd restaurant now and again. But a painting evening, eve [...]
2011 28/01

It’s Barcelona’s turn at Show Us Your Type

Cocktail Shaker by Stuart Sandler

Cocktail Shaker by Stuart Sandler

I love fonts. What can I say, I’m a bit of a geek. I’m not a designer by any means, but I’m pretty anal. And I imagine you would have to be too if you designed fonts. There’s some great fonts out there – see the beautiful Cocktail Shaker used for the Homage to BCN logo above – and some universally hated ones such as Comic Sans.

I love cities too. I’ve always loved cities. I think I get it from my mother. I have dreams of retiring to the country some day with a dog and some pigs. And an actual human being too would be nice. But will it ever happen? Probably not. I love cities too much.

So thank God I came across the Show Us Your Type website. Because they love fonts and cities too! Read the rest of this article…

2011 26/01

Valerie’s Perfect Day in Barcelona

Buenas Migas website

Buenas Migas, Plaça del Mar, 1

“Firstly my perfect day would have about 36 hours in it. At least! Having had a long and lovely night’s sleep, I would wake up early, and drive or cycle to the beach. Next to the W Hotel at the end of the Barceloneta beach, there is a great place to swim. I would meet up with my swimming buddies and have a long 2km swim. Then, run up the beach and have a well deserved cup of tea at the Buenas Migas (‘good crumbs’ in Spanish). They do great focaccia and cakes. I would chill there for a while, watching the sun over the sea and the hippies doing their morning yoga on the beach. Read the rest of this article…

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…

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