Hi everybody !
Today we will tell you our last visit to the fashion capital, the matchless Paris.
It was a ash tour in two busy but amazing days.
We landed in Paris early in the morning so before starting the day, we made the obligatory stop at Au Petit Versailles Du Marais. A typical French pastry found in the Marais district.
Marais is the best district in Paris to discover a lot of vintage shops. If you like to collect vintage "treasures", look for original objects to decorate your home and know the most authentic side of the French capital, you will surely enjoy our second stop; the best markets and vintage shops in the city.
The first market was Marché aux Puces, this market is one of the most famous ea markets in the world; Most people think that it is a single market, but in reality there are 15 markets grouped under this name.
In recent years it has been invaded by the typical souvenir stalls and imitation garments, but if you keep walking a little further from where you start and you dare to enter the narrow streets that surround it you will discover a universe of antique furnitures, posters, plates, pictures and objects of the most varied: from clothes to books or classic toys. For us it continues to be one of the best markets in Paris: it is worth reserving a morning to go through it without hurry and look for some little gem.
After lunch, we address (without leaving the Marais neighbourhood) to two wonderful vintage shops.
Free 'P' Star was the first. This shop is a real tailor of all kinds of vintage items. From 70s dresses to denim vests, to eighties t-shirts, bulging jumpers and a mountain of leather belts and matching handbags from all eras. Finding a unique wardrobe background piece will not be difficult in this Paris boutique.
The second shop was Kilo-Shop. Buying in the second-hand shops Kilo-Shop is something different from the usual, because here the clothes are sold by weight. But the concept is simple: enter, try what you like, weigh the garments when going through the box, pay and go out of the store with a retro look at an unbeatable price. There are clothes, shoes and accessories, all used but in good condition. For us it is a great source of inspiration.
After seven in the afternoon, we allowed ourselves to do some sightseeing and went to visit the Eiffel Tower and stroll along the Seine. We had dinner and went to bed early because the next day we expected a lot of work.
The next day we got up very early and went to Premiere Visión, one of the best-known fashion fairs in Paris. For 3 days, 2 times a year, at Paris-Nord Villepinte, the six major industries supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry (including : Yarns, Fabrics , Leather , Designs , Accessories, Manufacturing) come together in Paris.
The fair consists of 6 pavilions full of suppliers from around the world. This fair is ideal to meet new trends, new suppliers, new materials and a host of new ideas to introduce into the collections.
This was our short but intense trip to Paris. We hope you enjoyed the post and it has helped you to discover a little more about us. See you soon!
Hi everybody !
Today, we want to share with you what we do during our greatest festival; La Mercè.
In September, Barcelona dresses up for the occasion to pay tribute to the Mare de Déu de la
Mercè, patron saint of the city since 1687.
The first festival started in 1871 and since then it has kept on growing. There are so much to see and enjoy these days in the Catalan capital. Activities, concerts, entertainments and theater. A real party atmosphere ll the streets.
Before all the concerts and night-time partying, you mustn't miss the traditional and cultural
festivities throughout the day. You'll be able to get a close-up look at the big "gegants" , run
among the sparks and ames during the "correfoc", see the "enxaneta" touch the sky, or learn
to dance the traditional Catalan folk dance, the "sardana". These activities usually take place in
Plaça Sant Jaume or on Avinguda de la Catedral.
Night falls, it's getting darker and the lights come on. Before dinner, or while you're having it,
you can see some of the projection mapping shows on the façade of City Hall and other important buildings. There are also a number of rework displays. These are usually held on the
public holidays during the festival and we recommend you see them from the beach.
Also there are so many concerts and live music events during the festival that you'll be spoilt for
choice. The Parc del Fòrum has a series of performance stages. It closes the latest of all the festival venues and attracts some of the top bands from around the world. Plaça Reial usually
attracts jazz, soul and funk bands, as well as other styles of music. Plaça de Catalunya, in the city centre, usually stages important concerts with well-known groups from Spain and abroad.
And if you're looking for alternative music, you should visit the BAM stages in the squares near
And the end, when you'll have met new people, discovered new bands and learned a few
words of Catalan, it's time to say goodbye. You can't leave La Mercè without going to see the
Piromusical, the spectacular and colourful water, reworks and light display set to music
centred around the Montjuïc Magic Fountains.
We hope you like it, as you know, you can see more in our website. You also can check the web
www.barcelonaturisme.com, we have obtained all the information from them.
Best Regards and kisses!
We are trying to enjoy the most of summer before it comes to an end so here we live you a few of our favourite places in Costa Brava, the perfect place of a quick getaway from Barcelona.
Located in the south of Costa Brava, Cala Treumal is a small beach under a forest of pines. Located between two grand rock formations and turquoise waters. You can enjoy a bite in the Xiringuito of the same.
This place has been cookin the best fresh fish in Begur since 1978. Famous for cooking on the wood oven spiced up with vegetables, in true Mediterranean style. A true small town restaurant that delivers in quality and taste.
A group of 7 island, the archipelago is one of the most important fauna and flore reserves of the Mediterranean. Located just one mile away from L’Estartit, many activities can be done while visiting the islands from crystal-clear boat rides to snorkeling. It is a great to visit with family or groups.
Catalunya is filled with rich wine regions with Origin Appellation, Costa Brava’s own is “L’Emporda”. Mas Oller is an estate in the region that combines sea and mountain with a mix of rich soils which give the wine a fresh air. You can visit the winery to learn about wine making process and see everything from the vines to the ageing. Book a visit at masoller.es
EXPLORE DALI’S SURREALISM
Platja Portlligat, Cadaqués, Girona
Probably one of the most popular places to visit in Costa Brava, in Figueres. Dali’s Museum located in the artists hometown. The incredible Teatro Museo shows you the transition, work and inspiration for his work and also special objects such as jewellery and furniture.
Spain’s most famous gastronomic dish known worldwide is most likely paella. If you have never tried it you are missing out on a religious experience. Originally from Valencia, but eaten in the whole country with variations on the ingredients, the paella is a dish that brings people together and it is meant to be shared. Here are our four favourite places in town when we crave paella.
Plaça del Sol, 13 Gràcia
Located in a popular square in the middle of Gracia neighborhood for classic rice dishes that won’t come and go with time. One of their specialties is Arroz a la milanesa with ingredients from the mountain.
Argenteria, 37 Born-Ribera
A classic place from Barcelona perfect for special occasions, located in hip neighborhood Born. Everyday they have a different rice as a specialty. If it is your first time there have the Paella Parellada, trust us.
Cera, 49 El Raval
Raval is an ever changing neighborhood filled with diversity from its people to the shops and restaurants. However Can Lluís is the typical spanish tapa place in the midst of it all. It’s paella is one of the best in town, although it is not in the menu you have to personally ask the waiter for it or find it in the daily menu.
Passeig Marítim, 1 La Barceloneta
Barraca is located in front of the beach so you can enjoy your meal with a great view of the mediterranean sea.
They are known for their vast varieties of paella that are sure to be loved by everyone (even vegetarians). Their specialties are the Octopus Paella, Duck Paella perfect to impress your taste buds. Barraca is a beautifully decorated space with a philosophy of sourcing ingredients that are harvested close to the city.
We have made a selection of many restaurants where you can eat a good paella!
Images : Time OUT / Barcelona.
The splendid days of summer in the city are best spent with friends and cold drinks to beat the heat. That is why we love to go to terrazas and have a good time, in today’s post we will recommend you five terraces in the city that are Lupo approved.
1. Terraza de les Indianes
This terrace is part of famous restaurant 1881, located atop the Catalan History Museum. With a great view to the city’s port and Montjuïc it is a great place to enjoy a live DJ set and a great sunset.
Address: Plaça de Pau Vila, 08039 Barcelona
One Barcelona’s most famous terraces, located in Montjuïc it is not only known for its great view of the city but for its delicious food. Go enjoy the view and the tapas.
Address: Ctra. de Miramar, 38, 08038 Barcelona
3. Hotel Casa Fuster
Our friends at Casa Fuster have an incredible terrace with views to the splendid Passeig de Gracia. Drink a nice gin tonic while you’re there.
Address:Passeig de Gràcia, 132, 08008 Barcelona
Mirablau is located in Tibidabo. A famous and well known restaurant, club and lounge. You can go for a romantic date or go dancing with friends. The view will not disappoint.
Address:Plaça del Doctor Andreu, s/n, 08035 Barcelona
5. El Sueño de Picasso - The Serras
It bears the name because it is located in what once was Pablo Picasso’s first studio. Perfect to catch a drink or a Michelin star dinner. If you are not impressed yet it was named among the 25 best terraces in the world by the Travellers Awards.
Address: Passeig de Colom, 9, 08002 Barcelona
Hi everybody! This time we will talk about cinema. In summer, several spaces in Barcelona are
transformed into cool theaters. The city oers dierent places to watch outdoor movies. The
summer nights in Barcelona are perfect for making plans out on the street.
We believe that this option will love you. Below we show you a selection of movies:
1) CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Castell de Montjuïc , Sants - Montjuïc, Wednesday 11th july 2018, 20:45h, 6€
2) ESTIU 1993
Platja de Sant Sebastià , Ciutat Vella , Thursday 12th july 2018, 21:00h, FREE PASS
3) REBELDE SIN CAUSA
Plaça Sant Just , Ciutat Vella, Wednesday 18th july 2018, 21:30h, FREE PASS
4) TRES ANUNCIOS EN LAS AFUERAS
L'Illa Diagonal , Les Corts, Thursday 19th july 2018, 21:00h, 3,50 €
5) WONDER WOMAN
Canòdrom , Sant Andreu, Friday 20th july 2018, 22:00h, FREE PASS
6) LA TUMBA DE LAS LUCIÉRNAGAS
Castell de Montjuïc , Sants - Montjuïc, Wednesday 25th july 2018 , 20:45h, 6 €
7) EL HILO INVISIBLE
Castell de Montjuïc , Sants - Montjuïc , Friday 27th july 2018 , 20:45h, 6 €
CosmoCaixa , Sant Gervasi - La Bonanova Thursday 2nd August 2018 , 22:00h, 6 €
We have made a small selection of movies, but there are many more movies to see in Barcelona. We have extracted all the information from the blog Time OUT/Barcelona.
We hope you enjoyed this post. As you know, you can see more in our website.
Best Regards and kisses! See you soon!