As I have already advanced a couple of times before we had a blogger meetup with Mei from Ice Pandora this August waiting for us. For those that don’t know her, she is a lovely crafter from the Netherlands (can you remember the colorful & fun crochet banner she made for our blog 1st anniversary? it was ace!) and she shares not only her creations, but also her recipes & eating experiences (she is a foodie!) and daily adventures at Ice Pandora.
When she sent an email telling us that she was coming to Barcelona we knew that of course had to seize the chance to meet and luckily she was in for our proposal with a local flavour to spend the day: we were going to have breakfast at one of our favorites cafes, Café Cometa, and then visit Gracia neighborhood, that she still had to discover.
In fact our Gracia outing was not a random idea, during this week there is a holiday where neighbors dress the streets according to a theme which we like to visit it each year. One of the most amazing conditions to create the decorations is that they have to prioritize the use of recycled materials. Each street participating in the contest (there is also a prize behind for the best street) spends the whole year gathering materials to create the decorations and thinks about creative ways to construct them. This year thanks to the streets decorations we were able to visit Paris, Japan, an airport, a funfair, the playmobil medieval castle and walk through Vivaldi’s four seasons, not bad for a single morning, right? *wink*
I was able to confirm that I have a lack of social skills whatsoever – introvert guilty, ha! But we laughed, had fun and Mei was the sweetest (and hope she could cope with my forgetful silly head, oh good… this image really sums up my feelings, anyone else with me?)
Do you have meetup experiences to share? How was it like?
OHHH <33 It's so lovely! Meeting favorite bloggers in real life is my favorite action :) The street fest looks awesome as well. And this cafe is saved into my list for the next trip to BCN.
It’s so cool how the online world can create something in the offline world like this, a beautiful friendship :’) This holiday/contest is so cool! I love how spirited everyone is, and they’ve created some very convincing replicas! I hope you all had a grand time, and I’m looking forward to seeing some more about it over at Mei’s blog ;) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
Aww you guys – how cute are you! Mei’s creations are amazing and also those street scenes and their clever use of recycled materials *gasp* the bubblewrap is so clever. Both your outfits are super cute and only made better by matching strawberries!!!!
Hearts all around this one! :D such a lovely gift from Mei too! How sweet!!
Damaris!! Once again, it was such a blessing to meet with you guys c:
and to be ‘strawberry girls’ together ^_^ Xx
That is the cutest cafe! Love all the art on the walls. And it’s so great to meet up with fellow bloggers – you two are darling!
What an amazing tradition! I love that so many of the decorations use recycled materials. And also so happy to hear you met Mei in person. Those brooches are adorable!
so lovely! looks like you girls had so much fun – i love the little crochet too, how sweet :)
Awww! It looks like the three of you had a lot of fun! The food looks delish!
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