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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Love is in the air!

This is a post to celebrate love.
Two options for a romantic meal at Bardot, one of my all time favorite or at El Mercader Del Eixample, a new discovery. 
One option for great cocktails at a speakeasy bar : El Paradiso and a wonderful french café perfect for a cozy meal at Madeleine Mon Amour. 
And some gifts options: Yoga sessions at Strala Yoga, Spa treament at The Spa Kitchen, Accessories from Passage or a romantic night at a hotel at the Abac or a weekend escapade at The Consolación Hotel.  
Above picture: Personalised excellent Cava by Cava Mass. Surprise your guests with this special touch. 

  • Bardot, is a cozy restaurant, a french style bistro serving catalan cuisine with a twist. The service is excellent and their wine list is extensive and wonderful. I had gone when it just opened and I am glad to say that it is aging very well like wine. On c/ Enric Granados, 147. Tel: 932 00 22 14

  • El Mercader de L'Eixample just opened a month back in this british style house. It's a small restaurant offering ecological products and KM 0 food. I just discovered it and loved it. They  always have some vegan/vegetarian options in their Catalan cuisine. Their terrace is just so pretty and the interior is cozy with the kitchen à la vista. They also have an interesting small private hall downstairs for 20 people. "We Love to cook, and what we love in the Kitchen, we like our customers to get on their table." On C/Mallorca 239, Tel

    932 72 07 05

  • In the Borne you will pass by a casual sandwich place called the Pastrami Bar. They serve wonderful bites by Rooftop Smokehouse  -a food truck you might have seen in some food markets. In this small space you will see a fridge, and you will see people disappearing behind. Here comes this speak easy bar: El Paradiso. The speakeasy bars were born in The Usa during the prohibition years. El Paradiso is this elegant wooden bar with the most delicious and incredible cocktails, you can also accompany them with  wonderful smokey bites. Perfect for a secret date. C/ Rera Palau, 4
    Toc Toc Toc, who is it?

    Grilled cheese with a citric mocktail.

  • I had discovered them in the Palo Alto Market. It was just a sample of the wonderful  little french corner they have in poble Nou: Madeleine Mon Amour. I loved the salon de Thé, and had madeleine à la Proust among other delicacies. Soak your madeleine in your hot chocolate and be in heaven. Wonderful lunch menu with salads and succulent savory madeleines, nice wines, champagne and cheeses. A chic informal place, worth the trip till poble Nou. “No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me.” Marcel Proust. RAMBLA DEL POBLE NOU 117-119.TEL.: +34 93 162 07 91

  •  Passage offers some funky accessories, wonderful books and unique designs. It's a concept store on Sarria and it's magical. Carrer de l'Abat Samsó, 7. Tel: 936 67 87 24

  • Strala Spain has opened their first school in Barcelona. Founded by the famous Tara Stiles in New York, we can now enjoy these classes here. Make Your Own Yoga is the slogan of this yoga. No mirrors in the classroom, wonderful music, it is just you and time for you. For those  who don't like to be regular at a gym and have a monthly fee it is perfect. You have diverse options, where you could get 10 classes "vales"or pay per month and do as many classes as you wish. Every Monday they also impart classes at the W. " An original gift for relaxing or starting something new. Strala Yoga is the movement system that ignites freedom. Founded by Tara Stiles, Strala Yoga focus on moving over posing, and helping people find their own way into their own bodies, with a calm ease carried through easy and challenging things alike". You will find them on C/ Hercegovina, 19-23 Local 2  +34 93 160 0085

  • Who wouldn't want to get pampered? The Spa Kitchen offers facial treatments as well as massages, make up sessions, manicure, pedicure. It's a small space, chic and welcoming. You can purchase some of their natural products as well. Special Valentine's package: 30 min massage for her & him + manicure + pedicure for her for him at a price of 119 € . Valid from Thursday 11 , Friday 12 , Saturday 13 and Sunday February 14th. You will find them on c/Rosello 180. Tel: 936 816 671. whatsapp: 608 580 263

  • An unique gourmet experience: Gastronomy, Architecture & Design at the Abac Hotel. Welcome champagne with gold bath, 1 night accommodation, Welcome Jacuzzi in room with your bath salts selection and perfumed silk petals of warm fragrances. Gourmet breakfast and access to the Spa. From 140€ pp. Validity: From February 1st to March 16th, 2016.For more information contact +34 932 167 700 or
  • A romantic escapade near Teruel, 3 hours away from Barcelona: Consolación Hotel.  A delicious hotel & restaurant with a gourmet welcome, 2 nights accommodation, 2 gourmet breakfast, light or sound therapy for two & sweets of La Ermita upon departure.  From 153e pp. Validity: From February 1st to March 16th, 2016.For more information contact (+34) 978 85 67 55 

The Lovers, Sculpture by Jordi Diez Fernandez at the Abac Hotel. 

A day with BelleBarcelone

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