Thursday, September 16, 2010

nunca te olvidaré España

pictures: 1.midday pick-me-up (sangria & olivas), 2. market in Madrid, 3. tapas, 4. J. Simpson Dany, 5. paella, 6. Shakira on the beach, 7. in Barcelona, wearing my go to Erin Wasson for RVCA tank, 8. Park Gruell, 9. La Sagrada Familia, 10. more tapas and Sangria, 11. wax museum bar in Barcelona--night before our flight back  :(

With all the craziness of NYFW wrapping up, I almost forgot to include Spain in my European adventures post. Almost. It was by far my favorite place out of the three countries I visited. The food was obviously out of this world, the architecture unbelievable, the people were so friendly, and-- did I mention the food was incredible? I would go back just to enjoy a half liter of sangria in a heartbeat!

We started in Madrid--which was nice, but the place that really stole my heart was Barcelona--again! This was my second time there, and returning back to this magical place just reaffirmed what I already learned so many years ago--Barcelona is sick! Besides the constant badgering to buy "hashish, marijuana, coke" off the local businessmen, or the unceasing thought that your belongings would be carried off by some hoodlum at any moment, whether on their beautiful beach, or at at a decent restaurant, Barcelona still has so many pluses. I can definitely see myself living there one day (fingers crossed)!

Interestingly enough on our first day in Barcelona, after a few Absinthe cocktails, I swear I see a vision in gold, a petite shimmering goddess, with immaculate gold dreadlocks--umm OMG it's Shakira (I think). So maybe I'm hallucinating and the absinthe is kicking in, that's what my boyfriend is telling me anyways. Out we walk to the shore, lo and behold I am not crazy, Shakira is in fact here, and tapping her newest music video right on the beach! Performing like the true and talented artist that she is, nary an awkward moment of silence, as she gyrates and belly dances in front of 100 rubberneckers and manages to make it all look so effortless.



26 comments:

  1. God, I just love Spain. Super yummy food, beautiful architecture and such nice people. Looks like an amazing time.

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  2. ahhh those shoes are amazaing! I've always wanted to go here - in fact I'm very jealous of all the places you went especially New York x

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  3. Love the photo diary. The food looks amazing and the scenary is breathtaking. I've always admired the Jessica simpson platforms.

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  4. Love those Jessica Simpson shoes, I'm always amazed that her brand makes such great shoes but they really are always fantastic!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.blogspot.com/

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  5. The ultimate romantic place ever and the food, omg, the food! Great pics!

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  6. girrrrl, this post really made me want to sip some good sangria & eat all that tasty food! ps- lookin gorgeous in the shots.besos!

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  7. Great shoes! You've got a very nice blog. I hope you will become a follower of my blog too?
    xoxo

    http://theonlyfashionprincess.blogspot.com

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  8. Yay! More trip pictures! I always enjoy seeing travel pics:) Oh my gosh, you saw Shakira?? That's awesome!! Btw, I love how you always look so effortlessly chic even when traveling:) Thanks again for ur comment on my blog! Hopefully, I'll be able to knit a headband just like Whitney's one day lol I also have an award for you on my blog:) Hope ure having a good weekend!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful blog....love your shoes!!

    Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!
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  10. this is exactly the kind of blog we adored..it is very similar to ours!
    food and fashion is our passion and we're happy we share this interest
    lovely blog!compliment

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  11. lovely post !

    so cool wedges!

    kiss dear

    www.thebeautifulandthehard.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm loving this post! I plan to get to Spain next year.

    And by the way, photo #5 is making me SO hungry. Yum. :)

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  13. Photo No. 3 is my fave, I love that shoes, wooot wooot! I would love to go to Barcelona soon, one of my top countries to visit. I heard it too that food there are all tasty and wine are amazing... ahhhh I'm dreaming already!

    And thanks for the lil note you gave me, it sure warms my heart.. This is why I love blogging, near or far, I feel we all belong to each other :D

    See you around xoxo

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  14. Great photos lovely, I loved Barca!!! Also the food market in St. Josefs - it was amazing!!!

    Those shoes are insane -love!!!
    x.o.x.o

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  15. très jolies photos, mais comment faire pour obtenir ces chaussures (photo 4) lorsque l'on habite en France

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