Sunday, April 26, 2009
Top 3 favorite places in Barça?
1. MI SA KO: Misako is a store that sells bags. And though the prices go up a bit each year (inflation I suppose), because they are not leather bags they are still VERY affordable. Last August I paid €28 euro's for this fabulous baby.
I always go to the store on what I think is Carrer Pi. So if you're not snobby about bags having to be designer, genuine leather or just plain expensive, be sure to pay them a visit when you're in town.
2. BAR LOBO: Ultra ultra ultra trendy restaurant/bar in the Raval district. Thankfully the food lives up to all the flashiness. One of my best friends said: "Best food ever outside of my mother's cooking." My friend in indonesian, this girl knows her food. Unfortunately they don't have their own website, just a page on the Grupo Tragaluz site, but Google them for more info, they're on what seems like every single Barcelona Hotspot list. They're situated on Carrer Pinto Fortuny close to the Ramblas. But be careful in the Ramblas/Raval area at night!
3. HOTEL AMISTER: I stayed at this hotel the first time I went to Barcelona in 2006 and just fell in love. Design interior, friendly staff, great value for money! They are situated on Av. Roma on the corner with Carrer Viladomat. It's a bit out the busy tourist area's like the Ramblas and Placa Real and about 15mins walk to the Passeig de Gracia.
For tapas, can't go to Barcelona and not have tapas, I prefer Barceloneta to the Ramblas/ Pl. Real area (not so good food and 'tourist' prices). Check out the many restaurants and bars on the Pg. Joan de Borbó. But steer clear of "El Rey de la Gamba" Brrrrr I get chills just thinking about the dirty glasses, cuttlery and finger nails of our waiter. Needless to say, we did not stay for a meal!
But anyway, Weeheeee! Barça baby yeah!! :-p
Friday, April 24, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I think the yellow look in the second photo is really cute. Personal tastes aside though, I think she should be applauded for trying something different and wearing it because she likes it. There are enough cookie cutter lookalikes out there. And for every woman who says this look is a "hot mess", I hope there is a young girl who is inspired to explore her own aesthetic and actually wear what she thinks is beautiful and what makes her feel beautiful. Go team Solange!
Furthermore, these looks put the fun back in make up. It's a refreshing change. I've seen enough smokey-eye variations to last me a lifetime anyway. And, I would wear this look. Yes, for a night out, I would. But instead of across the bridge of my nose, I'd wear it on my temples, kinda like Kat von D's star tattoo.
Friday, April 17, 2009
This is the lovely Chloé Tamaris in red (2104 04) and I am in love! The leather accents had me at hello and I'm loving the red, really fresh for the summer! The Chloé Tamaris comes in three other colors: black, brown and grey. Check out them out on the Chloé website and then borrow them from BagBorrowSteal for only $19 a week, before comitting to the hefty $290 price tag. :-) Available at Sunglasses.co.uk.
Oh Chloé Tamaris, you will be mine... sooooonnn...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I've been trying really hard to not buy this LV Stephen Sprouse leopard print shawl. The only problem is: I also love LV. (different story for another day.... ) Let's just say I'm finding the combination of the two very hard to resist. So uhhhm yeah... moving on. I love animal prints and I want to show you some of my favorite pieces.
I'll start with shawls and scarves, because as you can see I really don't need another animal print shawl, LV or otherwise... and yet my heart aches... but anyway.
Then there are belts...
They are both high gloss patent and I think I've worn each of them once. They are that special to me... oh and the heels are killer high. Great for going out to dinner, definitly not for clubbing. Besides I'd have to kill anyone who steps on them. :)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Meanwhile check me out in my leathers . I've had this skirt for years and it's never let me down.