Last Sunday we headed to Barcelona’s beach, la Barceloneta, with my mom to celebrate half her birthday. In fact we had two presents for her, while on Saturday evening we bought theater tickets for a Tennessee Williams play called “The glass menagerie”, on Sunday the plan was a (yummy) foodie one: to eat for the first time the acclaimed best paella in Barcelona. Not a bad celebration, do you agree?
We are going to divide this Sunday in two posts because the pictures turned out quite different and we would like to share a little bit more photos without overloading you with them in a single post. For this first part we have ready the Lost & Found market adventures.
In order to prepare our stomachs for a big paella lunch we planned to first visit a thrift market that was also taking place in la Barceloneta. It was our first time at a Lost & Found market and although sometimes that type of open air thrift markets overwhelm me a little bit with so many stalls with not very curated items, I was really impressed with the quality of the stalls and the prices of this one.
I believe that most of the stalls had clothes, but there were also a few with home decor objects, music vinyls, geek stuff and even a very hipster-ish hairdresser, drinks and live dj music. I liked that it was so complete, feeling it more like a beach party than a market itself, a place to have fun and score nice stuff at the same time.
The location right next to the beach was beautiful, summery, colorful – I liked all the beach umbrellas to protect from the sun every booth – and was also perfect for Barcelona’s visitors (usually fans of the beach as well) to casually stop by the market. On the downside, the 6th was a really hot day making it a little difficult to walk around during the strong sun hours (sun lotion a must) and was also tricky for some sellers that even with the umbrella, had to wear bathing clothes in order to put up with the heat.
I was tempted to buy a t-shirt, a few dresses, and some home decor items, but finally left empty handed (boo me). I think the fact that I was focused on spending time with my mom for her birthday kept me away from a buying mood. I must then come back to their next edition, right?
Is summer the best season for thrift markets? If we look at Barcelona’s agenda it seems so! Does the same happen in your city? Do you put up well with high temperatures?
Keep tuned for the paella in the next post! I can tell you in advance that its fame is deserved.