All posts tagged: Barcelona

7 travel destinations for design lovers

  1. Barcelona One name: Gaudí. His work is admired by architects around the world as being one of the most unique and distinctive architectural styles. His work has greatly influenced the face of Barcelona architecture and you will see stunning examples of Gaudí’s work all around the city centre. 2. New York One area: the meat packing district. Design-forward restaurants, bars, clothing boutiques, galleries, and artists’ residences in a neighborhood formerly known for its meat warehouses. 3. Berlin One place: The Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design collects art pieces, items, documents and literature which relate to the Bauhaus School (1919–1933), one of the most influential schools of architecture, design, and art of the 20th century. 4. Paris One sight: the futuristic skyscraper business district known as La Défense.  Plans have been approved for the Hermitage Towers — a project designed by British architect Norman Foster. When finished, these twin towers will be the tallest skyscrapers in Europe. 5. Marrakech One garden:  Jardin Marjorelle. The garden is named after its creator, Jacques Majorelle, a French born artist …

Those little things

When we travel we love doing this that we think locals would do. We know we are tourists, don’t get me wrong. We have no problem with that word. We’re not travellers, though we wish we were! We have a lovely life to escape from and go back to. We spend days daydreaming about leaving to new destinations, but then we really enjoy being at home. It’s just that we love mingling with the locals and pretending that we live in the places we visit. In the end, travelling is fantasizing, no? Here’s a list of those little things that we love doing while travelling to fool ourselves and pretend we actually are locals:

A special weekend in Barcelona

It’s been five years since we visited Barcelona the last time. Too long! Lately we’ve been thinking about its avantgard atmosphere, the sea breeze, the cool shops and museums and the incredibly beautiful architecture. Wouldn’t it be a great destination for a Winter getaway? We could escape to milder temperatures, light sunshine and the sea… oh, the sea!

10 rooms with a view

Now that the weather is cold and we spend most of our leisure time at home looking how it rains outside, we’ve been daydreaming about more appealing views. This is a selection of the best room views around the world. A girl can dream, right? 1. Hotel salto chico: a lodge located right at the heart of the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park in central Patagonia. This lodge is places right on the banks of the Salto Chico waterfall. It affords an excellent view of the unique Paine Massif and two of the three impressive torres, or towers, which give the park its name.

TWO DAYS IN BARCELONA

Two Summers ago we made an impulsive decision (I rarely do this kind of things… I’m a control freak) and took a last minute trip to Barcelona. It was August so imagine the heat and humidity… but we had a wonderful time. This city is great!