I’ve really had a hard time getting a new post done for the blog, in fact I haven’t been able to do pretty much anything since the horrible events happened in Barcelona. First of all, thanks to everyone who dropped a few words on our social media or called asking how our family was, thanks! When it happened, my family from Madrid was visiting and we were inside the Science Museum, which gave us a safe environment much needed at that time. I also would like to give my condolences to the victims and hurt people from more than 32 different nationalities.
A girl from Barcelona that I follow in Instagram mentioned she felt like being under anaesthesia effect, and it really stroke me how right this description was spot-on also for me. Thus I try to repeat to myself that we should be strong, we should not be afraid, because that’s exactly what they are looking for, and we should love each other more than ever. But it’s hard.
I’ve been struggling to decide if I should change the post or even not post at all, but for the sake of not letting them interfere with our lives, let’s share what I had planned for this Monday and keep going on.
Here it is a very photogenic walking route we did while in New York, from the Village to The High Line. Would you walk the streets with me?
The walk started on our hotel in the Soho, we walked towards the Village, and admired the calm residential streets while wondering if we were going to stumble upon Annie Leivobitz or Sofia Coppola. Just kidding! Sometime ago I read, though, that Annie bought all the apartments from one of these houses (a townhouse is the appropriate word I think, please correct!) in the west village, but that she was selling it like for 20M $ (wowzies!).
Once in Chelsea we headed towards the famous Chelsea Market, that is not like a traditional market but rather a building gathering together some great eating spots, like the Tacos n.1 or the Lobster’s place. We went for a Korean snack at Mokbar, amazing bite! We are planning on having a post with our favorite addresses, so we’ll get into more details about all our food delightful choices in that one.
The High Line
We ended up our quite long walk in the High Line, an old railway converted into a public garden up high, where as a bonus you have views of the streets in the neighborhood. We read that it’s quite popular now, but were lucky to find it not too crowded, it was a very charming experience for us. If you like to admire the streets & buildings this is the place for you, as the greenery is only a complement to this.
Thanks for following along! Our late summer vacations are fast approaching, if you want to keep tuned we are going to share them on our stories on Instagram, we hope to see you there and let us know what do you think about our silly clips! Big hug.
Oh I’ve eaten at Mokbar! Love that photo of you behind the Chelsea Market window :) // I’m so glad and relieved to hear that you’re safe. Take care of yourself! <3
Thank you a lot my dear Audrey!! <3 Oh, Mokbar was amazing! What did you eat? We had not the chance for a whole meal so were only able to try the ho' cake and the spicy edamame.
Me encantan las fotos del barrio, es como estar viendo una secuencia de cine qué no puedes dejar de mirar. Estáis muy guapos. Me gusta muchísimo el restaurante market Chelsea. Es difícil quedarse con una, así qué me quedo con todas
Firstly, big hugs for the horrible-ness that has been going on, my first thought was to see if you guys were alright which actually made me feel a little guilty for not having that same compassion for everyone but then that’s probably a silly thing to dwell on! Secondly, so happy you’re blogging more of your trip, you know your photos are always a huge inspiration. That photo of you behind the Chelsea market sign is perfection and your outfit is super cute oh and Dani is looking super dapper! and of course I love the rail track and the garden – always have a soft spot when nature meets man-made! xoxo
Thanks dearest friend! Don’t feel guilty at all, it’s so human to feel more & being more afraid for someone you actually know. Thanks for the love Fee, big hug back! Dani specially asked me to tell you that your positive comment about his looks made him the day :) boys are also vain, ha!
Such sad news. It seems there are more violence in the world, even though I know the statistics say otherwise. I guess we are all just wired together more, so when such horrible things happens it seems to hit much closer to home.
But on brighter news- I think it is funny that you mention dreaming of bumping into celebs in this post since I spotted a celebrity in Chelsea Market! I don’t know how well known she is in Spain, but my sister pointed out that Molly Shannon was eating at Chelsea Market when we were. She is an American comedian, you can look her up on IMDB to see if she was in any movie you’ve seen.
We also had a moment of super pretentious coffee moment (which people joke about how snooty some of the hipster coffee shops are) and a stand wouldn’t make us an iced latte, and they wouldn’t serve my espresso over ice… or rather I got one lone ice cube in my espresso. T__T Did you get any of those vibes with the NYC coffee shops? Or have this problem in Spain?
Thanks! <3 It definitely rings so much true, we are more connected so when something happens it feels like it's just around the corner. I definitely think this is a good thing in order to be more empathic, right? Oh! Molly Shannon, I know her! how fun you stumbled upon her precisely at the market. About the coffee shops, I was laughing when reading your comment about the ice :) I know how (too) seriously the specialty coffee shops take it, hahahahaha. We were quite lucky though to find good vibes, but we also have this pretentious vibes here in Barcelona so I know what you meant, for instance I don't drink coffee and I've got the stink eye when I asked if they have any other type of drink, as not wanting coffee was not a possibility ;)
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