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ESCAPE TO BARCELONA




            I feel a little bit guilty complaining about the weather when all of my friends back in New York are experiencing the worst winter on record… but after having been in London for nearly three months I’ve become a pansy.  So when I heard that they have something called ‘reading week’ here  (meaning that I had a surprise week off from classes) I jumped at the opportunity to head down to Barcelona and remind myself of what sun felt like.

            Though I’ve spent a decent amount of time in Spain previously, I’d never made it all the way to Barcelona. I’d heard stories from friends who had visited the city telling me that it was amazing and I absolutely had to visit, but it had never jumped out at me for some reason. When I got there I was happy to find that what they had said was true.

            Due in part to its proximity to the ocean, Barcelona feels more like a beachside town than a major Spanish city. And there whole siesta-culture is definitely something I could get on board with… along with their need for a glass or two of sangria to accompany every meal, no matter the time of day.

            Even though it’s one of the warmed places in Europe at the moment, its still not quite optimal tourist season which worked well in our favor. It felt like we had the entire city to ourselves! Barcelona was ours to explore.



One of the highlights of the trip was watching the sun set into the ocean over the vast Barcelona skyline from Gaudi's Park Guell. 



(Because it's never too cold for ice cream, amiright?)


Pumpkin soup and bellinis taken alfresco (!) at Picnic


Sangria should only come in glasses the size of your head!


Dear good people of Barcelone, 
I am sorry that I kept insisting on calling Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia. The Sangria Famiglia. Really, I am... 



From café hopping around town to getting stuck at the top of Park Montjuic, we certainly got into some shenanigans. But what good trip doesn’t have lasting memories to match it?

64 comments:

Beckerman Girls said...

That food looks soooo yummy! And that ice-cream---delicious!! !LOVVVE Fabulous pics babe! Looks like you had the best time!
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Neeny said...

Sounds good and looks like you had a great time! I want ice cream too now haha

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Unknown said...

Ah you're very lucky! I'm glad you had a great time. Your pictures are great by the way!
xo, Lauren-lee
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Jeanne said...

Stunning pictures! And very yummy food! Thanks for sharing! ;)
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Cate // 35mminstyle.com said...

i've been to barcelona for a school trip and I've loved it!
so good to see some lovely pictures of yours. also perfect old style light(:

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Unknown said...

Ahh, this post is making me so so so excited for my upcoming Barcelona trip! how many days were you there?

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Unknown said...

I love your posts especially this one makes me so excited to go on my travels in June! xx

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Natalye said...

great post and lovely pictures!

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Unknown said...

amazing post!
i love barcelona so much and i cant wait to go there again
barcelona always in our hearts ♥

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Jess said...

Very beautiful pictures!

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ATopsyTurvyBlog said...

It looks so beautiful! You're making me crave a holiday...Especially with the rubbish UK weather. Thanks for checking out my blog, Honey xx
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Laura Jones said...

seems like you had a really lovely time! i'd like to go to barcelona one day:-) and all the food looks delicious, i'm hungry now, haha! x

alice said...

Reading weeks are the best aha! Barcelona looks awesome, I really want to go!

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Marlia Fransiska said...

The food looks so tasty
you look beautiful too

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Unknown said...

What a nice getaway, I'm jealous! I'm not sure where Barcelona is on my list of places I'd like to visit but your post and pictures are lovely, definitely had me dreaming :)

Denise said...

Your foof looks delicious!! :)

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awhite said...

Lucky girl! Barcelona looks gorgeous- have a blassssst!

-Ashley
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The Fashion Panda said...

I would love to escape to Barcelona as well ! Looks like a fabulous time !

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Sola ante el espejo said...

Great pics! Kisses.
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Samantha Mariko said...

beautiful photos! the food looks yummy and love that photo of you with the colorful drink :)
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Jointy&Croissanty said...

I have never been there but it's one of my favorite future destinations. Love the mood, architecture, and almost everthing about this city. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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Noszę Co Lubię said...

What a nice pics!

crafty-zone said...

I really like your photos from Barcelona, it's beautiful city (especially I love these photos from Gaudi's Park Guell, these views are breathtaking) :)

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Unknown said...

Perfect pics!! Love Barcelona.
Kisses from Spain.
Xoxo, P.

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Sfizi e Sfarzi Moda said...

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Unknown said...

Amazing!
Have a nice weekend!

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Lenya said...

Amazing pictures, I would so like to escape to this magical place.
xox
Lenya
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alessandra said...

Beautiful pictures! I love Barcelona!
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Unknown said...

Rad! It looks you had an awesome time! :D I should visit, for sure!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment for me, too, by the way. I appreciated it!

- Anna

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Kaasja said...

Very nice post my Dear, love it! <3
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Kelsey&Kenecha said...

Wow what stunning photo! Beautiful cardi xx

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Unknown said...

Hi beautiful,
I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to, I’ll come back for sure.
Would you like to follow each other on GFC and other social media?
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Unknown said...

I know I commented already, but I just wanted to let you know I tagged you in The Versatile Blogger award on my page!
xo, Lauren-lee
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Style Sense Moments said...

Lovely photos, I loved every second when I was there ;) xoxo

Meg Kernaghan said...

Everything about this is beautiful! What an amazing trip! Thank you for sharing :)

Reading week is always the best when you forgot about it haha

Now this is the life!

ThanksToFashion said...

Barcelona is on my bucket list and your post made me even more excited about this beautiful city.
Great pics.

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Zuzana said...

I ADORE ALL YOUR PICS! Those are the type of pics that tels you about the atmosphere more than words. LOVE IT!

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Unknown said...

I have been to Barcelona some months ago and these pictures make me want to back! Your pictures from the sunset in park Gaudi are perfect!

x Karen
http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

Jane said...

This looks super fun and yummy!
xo, Jane
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Rafaela said...

I love your photos!! the food looks so tasty!!

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Isa Machado said...

Amazing pictures, and you look very pretty! ♡

Isa M., Tic Tac Living

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Le sigh...you are killing me with these foodie pics! I love the hot cocoa from The Breakfast Club!

xx

Rachel Ang said...

this post is so tasty! and beautiful! (girls and place!) definitely a place i'll visit in the future!!! xx

Unknown said...

I see you had fun
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maria at inredningsvis said...

AMAZING travel photos:) I wish you a cosy and fun weekend.

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Tusks and Tails said...

That avocado meal looks soooo good!!

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enik said...

such a lovely photos, and now I would love to be there :)

xxx

anna from http://stylelovely.com/mimundonormal/

Alina said...

Interesting article, I can totally relate - live in Düsseldorf, and would love to be out in the sun again!
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