3.14.2011

I heart Barcelona

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I don't even know where to begin describing the weekend we spent in Barcelona. I've always been in love with the city but now I'm more smitten than ever before. Somehow I always knew that I'll live there one day and I can only hope that that day will come soon. Why Barcelona? It has everything I'm looking for in a hometown: very nice climate (except for this weekend :), international atmosphere, beach, amazing cuisine, closeby mountains, friendly people, beautiful architecture and plenty of cultural programs throughout the year. I have to admit that as soon as we've arrived to our beautiful Hotel Regina I teared up a little. I'm just crazy in love with the city and I was so happy to be there! :) I'm not nearly finished with editing my pictures but here are some of the photos we took on the first day frolicking around in town.

 
I was surprised by the amount of amazing restaurants we've seen over the weekend. Let's not talk about the amount of food we've actually ate :) but all I can say is that I've seen some of the nicest restaurants and eaten some of the tastiest food in Barcelona. The restaurants in Port Olimpic are definitely a must visit if you're in town!

We pretty much spent the first day just walking around and breathing in the smell of sea and blossoming flowers (and as already mentioned, we also ate our weight in paella :))

  Oh what I'd give to live on the beach!!! More pictures coming soon, so stay tuned! 
HAPPY MONDAY luverz!
 
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55 comments:

Mimma said...

Lovely photo!

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Keely said...

Gorgeous photos and fantastic neutral outfit! You look so chic and comfy.

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Ambryo said...

I really love barcelona and also your pic post :)

Joanna Paulsen said...

I love your coat!

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Griffin and Gretchen said...

o wow! now i really wanna visit! glad you had a good weekend :)

.Chymere. said...

You took amazing pictures!! I can't wait to visit!

JenLynn said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend. Glad you had such a good time.

Melanie's Randomness said...

My Mom spent a summer in Barcelona when she was younger and 30+ years later she is STILL talking about it!! It looks beautiful! I love the sand Buddha! =)

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Kristina said...

would SOO love to be in Barca right now!! great pictures!

Kori said...

Great photos! I'm so jealous, I would love to get there one day...the atmosphere looks amazing. I am having a giveaway that ends this Friday to celebrate Spring. Check it out and enter if you haven't already! Kori xoxo

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MG said...

The food looks so yummy and I'm way hungry right now!

travelkate said...

This brings back so many great memories-wonderful photos! I LOVE Barcelona, it is probably the number one city I would pick to live in Europe!

Laura said...

Looks like a fantastic trip! I was lucky to spend 2 days in Barcelona so I understand why you love the city so much!

elizabeth / sophisticated pie said...

Looks like you had an amazing trip! I've never made it to Spain, though I've been dying to go forever!! Can't wait to see the rest of your photos. Happy Monday! xxx

D e g a i n e said...

Your picture are absolutely gorgeous Gabby, best than any I've ever taken of this city. You'll have to give me some tips in May! Great seeing you, your a lovely person! xoxoxo

CessOviedo said...

So pretty pictures, now I'm craving paella ha ha! Have a lovely week Gabby.

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lauren said...

Wow, thanks for giving me a glimpse of beautiful Spain on this chilly Monday morning. Gorgeous photos!
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Nicole Marie said...

i miss barcelona so much! love your jacket btw!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

fun post - heart the boots!

Anait said...

Oh how I miss Barcelona! It really is a perfect city.

Have you been to Madrid? It is a more serious side of Spain, but just as amazing.

Happy Monday!

Marissa said...

I've always wanted to visit Barcelonla - mainly for the food and the architecture. Glad you had such a wonderful time!

Style-Pursuit said...

I'm dying to visit Barcelona! Had some plans last year but unfortunately couldn't make them all happen... Maybe this summer! :o)


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Star-Light said...

your boots are fantastic!


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Chloe Rushworth said...

I've always wanted to visit Barcelona :)

Great coat... I so need a new one like that

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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Love love love this post! Barcelona is very near and dear to my heart. Gorgeous pictures and words.

Anna of IHOD said...

I have heard so much about Barcelona and being Spanish, I am dying to get there one day.
Thank you for the recap and sharing such beautiful photos! <3

ag. said...

Oh these photos are so gorgeous! And so make me wish I could go back to Barcelona right away!

*Simply Colette* said...

Great pics! The food looks so good! Love the boat pic and you in the red ropes.

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PRENA said...

great pictures!! would love to go there myself

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Rinny said...

Your photos are beautiful; the sand Buddha is really impressive - it must have taken him quite awhile to build! And I love your coat :)

Melisande said...

i've always wanted to go to Barcelona and your pictures make me want to even more! love your boots.

Kayla said...

Looks like a great trip. Barcelona is one of my dream cities too!

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Meisha.Style said...

how lovely! i want to visit it some day...

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ah me too Gabby, me too!

Rene Braun said...

Beautiful photos!!!! Traveling is always so good!!!

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Kristal Elise said...

barcelona looks amazing! such beauitful photography and inpsiring x

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His and Hers said...

I absolutely adore Barcelona!! I studied Spanish and studied abroad in Spain for a semester in college. Barcelona was by far my favorite of the Spanish cities I visited. Gorgeous pictures ~ can't wait to see more from your time there!!

Katie said...

I heart your photos and boots! Looks like an amazing city.

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The grilled seafood looks delicious and how cute is the sand buddha?

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Mariel Torres said...

these pictures are so perfect and you look so cute!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Barcelona is on my wish list for places to visit. I am a huge Gaudi and Dali fan. i will get there one day!
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Gregory said...

I love Barcelona, I was there last year and there is a FANTASTIC tapas restaurant that you absolutely need to try. Its called Cal Pep, if you go I also highly recommend being put on their e-mail list because they will send you delicious recipes once or twice a month! Also, your outfit is gorgeous as always!!

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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

gorgeous photos!!! love the outfit too :)

and i just got hungry looking at all that yummy food!

Lydia Marie said...

Looks like a blast! Those food posts are making me hungry too.

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sartoriography said...

Oh, Barcelona! I've been there a few times for a total of three or four weeks and I just adore it. It's not my favorite city in Spain, I'll admit (I'm partial to Valencia and Sevilla), but it's just fantastic. If it's possible, your photos make it seem even better- such wonderful color and angles!! And lucky Barcelona to get to hang out with that outfit. ;)

Mandy said...

Barcelona, loooove it!! Great pictures!

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Styles 'n Cream said...

You are bringing so many fond memmories back to me. I was in Barcelona for the forst time in my life last year and I absolutely fell in love with the city for exactly the same reasons you are in love with it. Gorgeous photos!

While there we ate our weight in paella too - every day all the time :)

mary said...

Hi Gabby! These photos, your hair, boots, and coat, this is my favorite post EVER! Beauty! xox!

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eugenialejos said...

lovely blog! great!

aaez said...

that coat looks so comfy!!!

Collections said...

Gorgeous pictures, I love and miss Barcelona so much.

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Marta said...

Barcelona would always have a special place in my heart. It's an amazing place, amazing...

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