Get Back to where we once belonged…

I’ve returned from Spain and even though we are in the process of re-acclimating, I still have lots of posts to catch up on so you haven’t heard the last from me just yet. Not having been in my house in 5 weeks, I had no food in my home so a grocery store trip…

How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

I love to fly! I love the idea of mid-century Pan Am travel where the stewardesses served up martinis in ups glasses, well done steaks and a pack of cigarettes for dessert. When the Pan Am series aired a few years back they released the stewardesses bags and I have happily scored two of them thanks…

A day in the Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is full of life and a great place to start exploring Barcelona. However, what if you don’t want to get stuck in tourist traps and feeling like you just stepped out of a page of a Rick Steves book. I thought I would do a few posts that take you through the different barrios…

Travel Research

I thought I’d share some of my travel research tips that helped me prepare for our trip to Barcelona. We were here for over a month and I knew that we would need to have plenty of options of things to do so we wouldn’t get stuck in a rhythm in this city that has…

Menu del dia: Del do it!

This will be my 3rd post about the menu del dia within the last month. Sure, we have lunch specials back home in the US, but not like Barcelona. Back home, I often pack my own lunch to take to work so I don’t go out to lunch too often. If I do, it might…

How to get to Tibidabo!!!

One of the top things on my Barcelona list was to get to Tibidabo, or actually, Sagrat Cor, which is the church that sits atop Mount Tibidabo. This post is more of a service announcement to tell you how to get there, as the conflicting information all over the web is so confusing. However, my…

Sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist, please

It’s no secret that my husband and I are cocktail fans. It was here in Barcelona at cocktail bar Boadas, where we were first introduced to the perfect 3 ounce martini and realized that up until that point we were doing it wrong. When we returned to the states, we began an exhaustive search to find smaller…

Barcelona & Cocktails

I am from New Orleans where it’s believed that the cocktail was invented out of the pharmacies. My husband and I have traveled to some amazing cocktail establishments throughout the world to the point that we’ve built our own home bar in our basement this past year. My husband is a very meticulous home bartender, crafting…

The Gegants! (And St. Roch)

In my previous post I mentioned that I have been on a mission to find some of the hidden gems throughout Barcelona. I recently visited the Reial Academia Medicina de Catalunya, which made me feel like I was in a Dario Argento film. My husband is now binge watching Argento films on youtube. We recently stumbled…

Barcelona’s Road Less Traveled

This is our 3rd trip to Barcelona and I’ve been looking for things to see and do other than the big tourist attractions. Whenever I begin my internet search, I head 3 or 4 pages in to the results to begin finding Barcelona’s road less traveled. I believe I found such a place today: The Reial…

Tickets, Barcelona

I don’t quite even know where to begin with this one. I’ve seriously attempted to blog this a few times within the last week since having this meal and it always starts off like an episode of Sex and the City, where Carrie attempts to write her column and struggles for the words. I searched…

When in Rome or Barcelona…

It’s easy to adapt to life in Spain. Yes, we are on an extended vacation so we’ve left behind our work and our biggest concern each day is where are we going to eat and when do we take a walk, but even the locals seems to realize their quality of life is second to…