Monday, 5 November 2012

how to spend an excellent sunday in barcelona

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Start by being a bit sclumpy-chic (I love my green raincoat which I got for $25 down from $125 and I challenge anyone not to).

Go for breakfast. We went with the Fabrica Moritz, the cooly-revamped 19th century factory of Barcelona's most Catalan beer, but I could have gone for empanadas, or pretty much anything involving coffee too. We bought La Vanguardia, because for the next several weeks they're selling limited edition Catalan classics with the Sunday paper. I read a fascinating weekend magazine article about how the 19th century theatre district in Barcelona was every bit as decadent and mad as Paris or New York's.
Also, breakfast comes with both a coffee and a beer, in case you can't decide...

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Follow the old men for the best Sunday morning walks
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End up at the beach and ride bikes along the seawall. Incidentally, these public bicycles were the topic of my thesis in Urban Studies at UCL a couple of years ago.
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And then be sure to stop by a bakery to buy the seasonal "panellet" pastries, which come in many shapes and flavours.
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But these ones are the best:
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20 comments:

helen at thelovecatsINC said...

beautiful photos!

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ZZ said...

Good to see you back in the eastern Med. The weather looks great. And cool Snoop shirt!

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy!! That is such a perfect day! :D
And I loooove that rain coat! Such a great deal too
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lauren, curious constellation said...

So jealous of pretty much everything you get up to!

Micaela // Drifter and the Gypsy said...

Can I join you on your next Sunday out exploring? I've just gotta get myself a ticket to Barcelona.

Deppa said...

¡Que entretenido! estás muy bella además :)
Me encantaron tus lentes de sol.

Nos vemos!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

UHHHH I love this post so much. When I came home from Barcelona my favorite things were, "moritz, biking, walking around the teeny streets" alllll rolled into this post. Glad to see you having fun :)
PS--you look amazing.

Rubies and Emeralds said...

I don't know which is better...your floral boots or the last picture of "pinyo" which I'm assuming is some sort of pine net confection...YUM!

xoxo
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kallie: I figured these would be Kallie-approved activities when I blogged it. :)

@Rubies and Emeralds: Yep, 'pinyó' just mean pine nut in Catalan. The pine nut panellets are the most traditional and popular and they're delicious!

Laura Go said...

this looks to me like the best perfectest day ever. Beer AND coffee for breaky? They cancel each other out! :) And I love your boots.
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Kezzie said...

I love cycling shots!!!! You look so lovely and breezy! Sounds like my perfect Sunday too (except for the beer part and the coffee...!)- Ummm, floral DMs????????? I love them- totally cute combo with the black flippy skirt and Snoopy tale!x (Thanks for the reassurance re the art shot- you're right, I do need to relax, I look like I'm uncomfortable and feel silly, whereas if I had just gone with it, I probably would have looked fine!)

Annebeth said...

amagad those floral docs are perfection, as are those biking shots! Beautiful shots, beautiful outfit, YUM PASTRY

celia said...

Can't believe there are panellets de maduixa, that sounds so wrong! Sounds like a perfect day out, might have to check out that Moritz breakfast sometime :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Celia: Oh good, I thought it must be a thing and only I thought it was weird. I didn't buy any of those, but did get a couple of llimona ones, which were quite nice...

Ashley said...

Look at how much sun you get! I'm missing the sun by now...haha!! Also, I love old men, especially old men with canes and hats.

In regards to me coming, is the weekend of January 26-27 a pretty decent weekend? Let me know what days are good ;)

Ashley said...

oh, and yes...the yellow dress post. Still love it!!

Renee said...

I love that I now know where most of these places are! Moritz factory was awesome, even if we did get very lost and confused. It was worth it :) Barcelona has some of the best bars I've ever been too- have you been to the Pedro Almodovar themed one? My god.

Monique said...

Gosh, I'm so jealous of all that sunshine. Those pastries look delicious! Coffee and beer eh? Interesting combo of stimulant and depressant, I would be a wreck. Sounds like you two had an awesome time around town, perfect getup too.

Sasha said...

Sooo cute on that bike! Loving the floral boots!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

What's that tilty/topsy-turvy structure behind you in some of these shots? Whatever it is, I like it! I also like your floral combat boots. They're totally bad ass.