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BARCELONA - DAY 4

BARCELONA – DAY 4

barcelona – day 4 is the day i took my mom to tibidabo. in the morning, i came across this grey-glazed champagne ice cream. i took a picture but haven’t tasted it though. it looked interesting! we walked for a while, then took the bus and the funicular all the way...
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DISCOVER C'ETAIT UN RENDEZ VOUS

DISCOVER C’ETAIT UN RENDEZ VOUS

c’etait un rendez vous is a short film that claude lelouch shot in paris in 1976. it was used in 2007 by snow patrol, in an abridged version, as the video for their single open your eyes. since i am not a big fan, i have only seen the video once and completely forgot everything...
DISCOVER FRUDISIAC

DISCOVER FRUDISIAC

discover frudisiac, the newest place in town and future addition to your favourite spot list. frudisiac is related to bucharest modern classic rue de pain. whoever is familiar with the polarizing power of the latter will know that its young sibling will make its own mark very soon. located on a small street in central bucharest,...
PURITO REVIEW & MY FIRST GIVEAWAY

PURITO REVIEW & MY FIRST GIVEAWAY

my love and interest for korean cosmetics is well-documented. i have been keeping my eyes on this super happening industry ever since i visited south korea 2 years ago and discovered an unbelievable wealth of products. so you can understand how i felt when i was contacted for a collaboration with a new website dedicated...
AI WEIWEI IN BARCELONA

AI WEIWEI IN BARCELONA

ai weiwei in barcelona was the only art show i saw during this trip. i admire ai weiwei’s relentless political work and fight. on the table, the retrospective of this tireless militant is a series of chronologically-ordered unknown or iconic items. he uses any type of media in order to get his message across. he collaborated with swiss...
JANUARY FINDS 2015

JANUARY FINDS 2015

january finds 2015 is the first post of its kind. i decided to gather all my favourites and share them with you. here you have the first set! 1. one of my recent discoveries is korean dramas. you can watch them online, usually translated in many languages. they seem to have a standard format: a...
VOGUE UK FEBRUARY 2015

VOGUE UK FEBRUARY 2015

vogue uk february 2015 is the current issue of my favourite magazine. * am i in a bad mood or are most of the current campaigns really weak? pfff… * i like the dolce and gabbana campaign though. inspired by flamenco, it ticks all the boxes: it looks quite natural, the styling, make up and hair...
BARCELONA - DAY 3

BARCELONA – DAY 3

barcelona – day 3 was the first day when the sun shone in barcelona! also, my mother came and my boyfriend went back home. but not before we had lunch at cuines santa caterina on romania’s national day. street art in raval. i visited the barcelona cathedral especially for the geese they keep in the...
CASA BATLLO DESERVES A VISIT

CASA BATLLO DESERVES A VISIT

casa batllo is one of the many building antonio gaudi left behind in his home city of barcelona. it’s beautiful inside and out and a treasure of original solutions. you can visit the house 365 days a year for the full price of 21.5 euro. it has a super central location, on passeig de gracia. i...
LA BOQUERIA OR MERCAT DE SANT JOSEP DE LA BOQUERIA

LA BOQUERIA OR MERCAT DE SANT JOSEP DE LA BOQUERIA

la boqueria is a bcn essential. whether you’re a tourist or a local, your path will sooner or later lead you there. just off la rambla, the colourful market serves as meeting place, grocery shop, breakfast joint or lunch eaterie. don’t get discouraged by the hoards of clueless tourists with cameras! just read between the...
LA XOCOLATERIA BY ORIOL BALAGUER

LA XOCOLATERIA BY ORIOL BALAGUER

la xocolateria is one of the best places to get your sugar fix in el born, in barcelona. sometimes, it just happens that we have sugar cravings. and when we do, it’s be a pity to fix it with a sad artificial chocolate bar or whatever. if you’re gonna sin, at least make it worth...
BARCELONA - DAY 2

BARCELONA – DAY 2

barcelona – day 2 was another gloomy and rainy november day. but i cannot complain: the city is always beautiful and full of cool secrets no matter the weather! as i was saying, my hotel was in raval so i got to walk around the neighbourhood a whole lot. so here’s a picture of it!...
CUINES AT MERCAT SANTA CATERINA

CUINES AT MERCAT SANTA CATERINA

cuines at mercat santa caterina was so good that i had lunch there twice. i recommend it if you are looking to have a great casual meal in barcelona. the market and the restaurant were on my to short do list. i had decided that this trip would be more relaxed. so i just wrote down...