Barcelona

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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.

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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).

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We meandered down to the beach to take in that unique hippy-chic vibe.

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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!

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We dove into fluffy robes and padded our way around our room in slippers that were a tad too too big.

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A gorgeous open plan space.

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A marshmallow of a bed.

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And the most incredible panoramic views of the curved coast.

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We tore ourselves away from our peach of a room in search of a proper tapas lunch which we found at Pez Vela.

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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.

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Hair brushed and lipstick on we headed to the 1989 for rooftop drinks with one hell of a view.

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The next day we pulled ourselves out of bed early, ready for some exploring.

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I absolutely adore this pretty white number. Another purchase from the Jetset Diaries.

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We grabbed a quick breakfast by the hotel and headed to La Bouqueria market.

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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.

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Self Portrait dress.

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On our last day we grabbed lunch at Gallito which was right underneath our hotel.

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We got our Mexican on.

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Food photography for the win. The fish tacos here are just sublime.

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 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!

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  • Gordon Emmerson

    Take me back to Barcelona! It’s a stunning city!

  • Rebecca McClane

    Obsessed with this post! Amazing

  • Liv’s Larder

    Gorgeous! Will definitely be checking out these places on my next trip. The W is on my wishlist too! X

  • Barcelona is my second favourite city.
    Half tempted to run away for a few months to live here, it’s just perfect x

  • What a beautiful place! Your photos really bring it to life! I’ve been wanting to go to Barcelona for so long!

    xoxo
    http://www.hellohimawari.com/

  • Yes, Barcelona is a wonderful city to visit 🙂 I especially loved to visot the houses of gaudy when I was there #artfreak
    After seeing la boqueria I turned a vegetarian thought haha
    <3 Toni
    antoniaspb.wordpress.com