Hello there! Monday strikes back and apparently it’s nothing less than blue Monday; I don’t know about you but since I’m already (too) anxiously starting to count down days for the next vacation period and dreaming about the places we might go when the weather gets milder, I may start believing blue Monday exists. In Barcelona I don’t feel like we can seize the beauty of winter: only rain, darker skies and lower temperatures but not anything about the beauty of the snow which somehow would compensate the former. I’m sure those on snowy places are rolling your eyes at my idealized snowy winter wonderland, sorry!
And we are getting to the point of this post, we are trying to do more things around Barcelona so we can share with you the places we love since its seems we won’t be able to show you anything more wintery. This time we went for a Saturday eve in Gracia, one of the most well-known districts in Barcelona that is full of interesting shops and places to eat. Our friends Anna & Albert have recently – & may I add wisely? – moved to this district and with the excuse of paying them a visit (well, in fact we paid our respects to their lovely cat Ranma) we arranged a late lunch date and a walk around the neighborhood.
We went to La Pepita, a tapas bar which is known for its variation of the classic “pepito”, a veal sandwich. Apart from the most famous version, that comes with smashed potatoes, they also offer a range of fish and vegetarian options. The food is good and we also enjoy the decoration of the place, with a modernization of the typical Spanish tapas bar.
Way after 4pm (late lunch in Barcelona is laaate lunch) we walked around Gracia for some window shopping; main shopping streets are Verdi and Torrent de l’Olla, but if you come to Barcelona, make sure to wander around because you will find lovely smaller alleys like Goya and Ramon y Cajal with little jewels like nostàlgic, a photo store, and verdejade.
Have you ever been to Barcelona and visited Gracia? Do you live here and have a favorite spot we can’t miss? Don’t forget to tell us in the comment section. Wish you all a great week ahead, I’m sure blue Monday will be followed by all the colors of the rainbow, so bring it on!
Winter break just ended and classes start tomorrow, but today (Monday) we have a break for Martin Luther King Jr day. A break right after winter break? Crazy, I know, but you wouldn’t believe how much I need it! The last week has been nothing but swimming, sleeping, and eating, and the week before that was a lot and a lot of walking and touring. My next break is spring break, which sounds a little too far to me! Anyways, this was such a great way to spend your Saturday eve :) Window shopping is one of my favorite things to do, since I hate parting with money from my wallet :P I’ve never been to Barcelona before, but my dad has gone for a business trip before and came back with a beautiful postcard, so I’ve wanted to visit ever since! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
I get that feeling of needing a break right near another break :) Your dad’s postcard story is so sweet, thanks for sharing, and I hope you like Barcelona when you come here, that I’m sure you’re going to! I would love to visit your area, I have so many road trips around US planned – daydreaming on! :)
i love the tone of all your photos. it’s so beautifully edited :) you should totally do a post on photography tips! hehe
Aw thank you Annie! so sweet of you! :) I would love to do some tutorials on photography during this year, let’s see if we can figure out something interesting ;)
Your posts always make me miss Spain! I lived in Zaragoza for a semester in high school and spent a bit of time in Barcelona, but of course, not as much as I would have liked. I would love to go back!
Hope you had a great weekend!
Zaragoza! :) That’s quite near Barcelona indeed. How comes you went there instead of Barcelona or Madrid? Did you learn a little Spanish? People in Zaragoza have a funny accent that I find lovely :)
I love these peaks into where you live (or close surrounds), the shops always look so perfect (or maybe you have good shop taste) and the food always delicious! I can almost smell everything from my computer screen, except maybe I’ll skip the dangerous drink :P Damaris, I love love love your outfit and especially your boots – you easily take out the bloggers award for owning the cutest shoes :)
We have a very similar shoe taste (among lots of other common things ;P) :) The furry boots were a Three Kings present from my mom and Dani, and I had been eyeing them (and admiring from the shop’s window) since the beginning of the winter collection – they are from Camper. Big hug!
Oh I look forward to seeing more of Barcelona. I love seeing the streets and the windows and the shops and local eateries. And of course you and Dani, too. ;)
Hahahaha, hope we don’t get much into the way of Barcelona’s view ;) Now seriously, I’m happy to know that these type of posts make sense, thanks Jane! ♥
omg!!! We also took a visit to this nostalgic photo store after you :) what a big coincidence <3
Is a cute little store, isn’t it? Did you enjoy the stroll around Gracia? I’ve seen that you also loved fusta’m, we are also fans and customers (we bought a dinning room console) :)
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