It’s beginning to feel like Christmas, and we absolutely love it! Last Saturday we attended the first of the (quite- although-never-ever-enough) many craft markets that are held in Barcelona during late November/December: the We Love Cats market; with this name we had to be there, of course, to tell you everything about it.
I think it’s the best sign for our city to see that smaller, middle and larger markets with very beautiful curated illustrators and handmade designers are blooming and grabbing lot of attention from local people of all ages. I specially loved the idea behind this one, as not only it’s a place to showcase talent but also the benefits of the market are donated to a good cause related with cats. This year they are going to help a cat shelter called Universigats which finds new homes for abandoned cats. As there is free entrance they raise the money with the booth’s rate plus other things like selling tote bags with the poster image, which gives attendants a perfect way to help the market’s organization and their cat good cause too.
The market took place at Poble Sec, a neighborhood that is slowly becoming one of the trendiest in the city, mainly for the food scenario. Since we wanted to get to the market early to have better access to every booth we got up quite early and planned a “fancy” date (eating breakfast outside makes me feel extra fancy no matter what place is it, hope I’m not alone on this one) at the Café Cometa, a coffe shop we had our eye on for quite a while for its cute interior design.
Unsurprisingly we heard this year about We love cats market thanks to Luis from rronrron whom was selling there during these two days their nice felt houses, although it is in fact the third edition of this cats (and non-cats) fans delight crafts/handmade/illustration market. During the We love cats we got the chance to see again a few favorite stores like Fauna y Flora but also got to meet new faces and sweet people like Eva Carot, Kishboo or Georgina Armadas (among many many more!), don’t forget to check the links if pretty things are your thing.
How was your weekend? Tell us all about it, we love to virtually catch up with everyone! We also had magnificent food outings and a very dear friend visiting, but that will be Thursday’s story. We are coming again tomorrow with the reveal of the giveaway winner, we are biting our nails with excitement and suspense!