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.