Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world, each year and especially during summer season the city welcomes a sea of tourists on a daily basis. I am proud to call Barcelona my city, not only because it is such a coveted city, but because I am truly in love with it’s beauty. By beauty I meanall it offers, from it’s architecture, it’s story, the beautiful beaches, mountains (Tibidabo, Montjuic), the weather, it’s restaurants and food, it’s shopping, and especially it’s Hotels that come with amazing rooftops and views of the city! So as you can imagine when I got invited by El Palauet for a staycation in their exclusive hotel, I was SO excited. El Palauet is not your normal hotel that you can stroll into the lobby and have a casual coffee or lunch, it is an exclusive space where you need to be let in after ringing the doorbell, and once you walk in you understand why it is Barcelona’s most unique and beautiful hotel. The building is an art nouveau building with a rooftop spa, El Palauet (original Casa Bonaventura Ferrer) hotel is home to chic centre-city suites with high ceilings, stained glass windows, bright-white furniture, and forty-five original ceilings with ornate moulding designs are listed as historic treasures by the Town Hall of Barcelona. Superb carved-wood doors, mosaic tiles, wrought iron ornamentation, dramatic staircases and the traditional elevator have all been meticulously restored. In an art nouveau building that dates back to 1906, each artistically designed suite also comes with a personal assistant with intimate knowledge of all of Barcelona’s barrios. The experience was just amazing, I have stayed in many hotels in Barcelona and while traveling, but this suite just took my breath away, I truly felt like it wasn’t just a hotel, but I could easily live in this suite, I mean wouldn’t we all want to? If you are planning a trip to Barcelona and are looking for that special experience El Palauet is without a doubt the perfect choice, it’s location is super, as it is right on Paseo de Gracia and Diagonal, not too far from Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Casa Batllo! Let me know if you have any other questions regarding Barcelona, and I can help you plan your trip, until then enjoy these pictures and remember El Palauet is definitely Barcelona’s best kept secret.
It’s that perfect time of the year, not too hot not too cold, and I love the freedom of not having to wear coats, or layers! Which is why I thought this look would be perfect for a casual yet sexy look for a lunch date with my hubby. I found these suede fringe shorts on Lulu’s.com, and had to have them, I love the fringe trend but always have difficulty finding that one garment that is subtle with the fringing, and I thought these shorts had just enough of a fringe touch. I am definitely slowly getting back on track with feeling in tune with my body again, and putting effort in my looks, and of course wearing heels while I carry my baby girl around, which might sound silly to some of you but is truly an amazing feeling, after your body has gone through such new changes both physicially and emotionally! Hope you enjoy this look as much as I do.
These days as you can all see I have been able to get just enough time to sit in front of my laptop, and post a little more than I have in the past few months! And I can’t even put down in words how fantastic it feels, because in a way it means that I am slowly gaining more control of my day to day schedule, and I am figuring out this whole mommy thing with Shirel in little baby steps! Another thing I am still trying to figure out is my style post pregnancy;) And one of my favourite brands Sandro, has been my to go to for their beautiful silk blouses, that fit beautifully on my body and don’t accentuate my not so big yet not yet flat belly. The best thing about this Clarisse blouse is that it’s timeless, meaning I will wear it now, as well as when I am back to my normal body (let’s hope that’s sooner than later). Hope you like it just as much as I do, these photos were taken in beautiful sunny Barcelona at one of my favorite spots, San Telmo which was right around our place!