Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Back from Barca!

It's official! Barcelona is one of my favorite cities on the planet. It's a beautiful, vibrant, culturally alive city and I am in love. The Barcelona vacation was picture perfect, with loads of shopping, late night parties, walk on the beach, gallons of Sangria, and cheese. I loved the weather, loved the food, loved the people, and loved the shopping options.
My favorite, though, was the La Roca Village. Just 35 minutes from the city centre and home to over 100 luxury boutiques with exclusive price reductions, the Village is a dream come true for every shopper. We took a bus to the Village, and were instantly floored by the Catalan-style village, with tax-free shopping, restaurants with outdoor dining areas, and children's play areas. The village had pretty much all my favorite brands, from Burberry, to Desigual, and from Versace to Sita Murt. What a delight! Not surprisingly, my friends and I came back with bulging shopping bags, having exhausted all our Euros. My best bud Roseanne and I later sat down to a relaxed lunch at one of the restaurants, and cooled off with Sangria and some awesome tapas.




23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soooooooooooo J... :*

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful photos!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

sounds like fun!! Sangria and shopping - whats not to love:-)

Anna Liesemeyer said...

welcome back!! I am dying to go to spain! My dad is spanish so I would love to taste the culture.
Thanks for sharing the photos!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Shopping, ancient towns and sangria... You must have been in heaven;-)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh my gosh, SO jealous of your trip! I would have come back penniless! Shopping and sangria, what's not to love! XO!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, such gorgeous photographs! It sounds like you had an amazing time, my love!! :)

Berlin said...

Oh, I can tell just how much fun you have had just reading this =)

Thanks for the comment.

There won't be any art post this week as I am busy shooting a video.

Wish you a fabulous week =)
Berlin

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Yeehaw! YOu're back! And looks like you had oodles of fun!! Love the pics!!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh i wish i had a la roca village in my backyard! sounds like you had more than a great time dear!

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Sovina said...

hey..just stopping by to say that u have a great great blog..i will sure be haunting you for more :)

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Cafe Fashionista said...

What gorgeous photographs - it looks like you had an amazing time!! :)

Taj Acosta said...

I've never been there but am really itching to go! Wonderful photos! xoxo

Sydnie said...

Looks like you had fun! I'm dying to visit Barcelona ... it looks amazing!

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Noble Beeyotch said...

Ohhh dreamy! You have got to share some more lovely pics with those of us who haven't had the privilege to visit the place yet!

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Berlin said...

Many many thanks for the comments =)

Have a wonderful day!!

Much love from Malaysia,
Berlin

SabinePsynopsis said...

Love Barcelona too - it's such a photogenic city and there is so much to discover! Never been to La Roca village though; sounds like the perfect shopping collection. xoxo

thesydneygirl said...

wow!!! how awesome! glad you had a nice time! loads of shopping ay? haha ill have to go there one day! x

Couture Carrie said...

I adore Barlelona too!
Sounds like a fun trip!
Thanks for sharing these pics!

xoxox,
CC

Fashion Cappuccino said...

What a gorgeous city!! I wish I live there!! xxoxoxooxo

samsara said...

What fun, Ms. Prati! Barcelona is such a beautiful place. It's been over 10 years since I've been there and your photos are inspiring me to get on a plane. I know it's the slogan of Spain's tourism campaign but:I need Spain.

Johanna Urban said...

Great post! I have been many times in Barcelona, but I don't remember a thing!! I can't have been more then 8 years old when I was there the last time. :( But thank you for sharing, I will defenitley go there again, so I can remember the city!! :D

Johanna, Sweden
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English Rose ♥ said...

Ive always wanted to go!

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling, and for your lovely comment =]



Have a fabulous weekend!

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
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