The last time I visited Barcelona was in the winter. Summer is an entirely different kettle of fish.
It oozes the same beauty, history and irresistible European chaos… but with a little added charm.
As soon as we arrived at our home for the weekend we ditched our bags and headed straight to the pool, keen to totally immerse ourselves (in a few cocktails).
We meandered down to the beach to take in that unique hippy-chic vibe.
The W Barcelona has been on my hit list for some time so, it’s safe to say that I was more than a little excited to finally check into our hotel!
We dove into fluffy robes and padded our way around our room in slippers that were a tad too too big.
A gorgeous open plan space.
A marshmallow of a bed.
And the most incredible panoramic views of the curved coast.
We tore ourselves away from our peach of a room in search of a proper tapas lunch which we found at Pez Vela.
We nibbled on some of the best calimari I’ve ever had, and very Spanish croquets.
Before heading back to get ready for drinks and supper at Nino Viejo.
Hair brushed and lipstick on we headed to the 1989 for rooftop drinks with one hell of a view.
The next day we pulled ourselves out of bed early, ready for some exploring.
I absolutely adore this pretty white number. Another purchase from the Jetset Diaries.
We grabbed a quick breakfast by the hotel and headed to La Bouqueria market.
La Boqueria is food and drink heaven. A place where you can buy all the groceries your heart desires and more bustling tapas stalls than you can shake a stick at.
On our last day we grabbed lunch at Gallito which was right underneath our hotel.
We got our Mexican on.
Food photography for the win. The fish tacos here are just sublime.
If you want to plan your own little jaunt to Barcelona, get in early with the EasyJet bookings, it makes a big difference on price. If you’re coming from further afield try Vueling . I seriously recommend checking out the W , the service is impeccable and the beach restaurant scene is just unbelievably good.
For me the planning/anticipation is often my favourite part of a trip!