Friday, November 30, 2012


Quickie OOTD: Jacket: F21, Handbag: CHANEL, Leggings: H&M, Shoes & Travel bag: PRADA

And away we go! 

The Hubs and I planned a Barcelona trip to celebrate 4 years of wedded bliss!  And I have to say it was by far the best trip I've ever taken in Europe!  I can't believe I'm saying this but I think I may love Barcelona even more than Paris *GASP* hahahahaha seems blasphemous from someone who claims to be such a francophile!

Everything about Barcelona was amazing.. the people, the food, the energy, the shopping! Everywhere you looked it was food and shopping, food and shopping.. and now if you know ANYTHING about me at this point you will know that those two things are two of my favorite things ever!  And everything was opened so late too (which sort of drive me nuts in Germany because everything closes at like 6!!!)

But first the Duty Free shop hahahahahaha.  I live for Duty Free shops!!!!!!!!  Ok not really but I really really really like them bahahahahaha.

The Queen of England's favorite tea!

Quick meal before catching our flight :) 

Sausage & Potato Soup


Chocolate granola & Yogurt

This was actually quite tasty hahaha.. I can't get use to European yogurt it just tastes different from American yogurt.. but I mixed in the chocolate granola and it was really yummy.

Ok so I admit it I totally bought this because they are in the shape of stars... but but.. they were actually REALLY yummy.. they tasted like FRIES! bahahahaha.  I think the aquarius drink was like a sports drink.. not bad.. definitely better than american sports drinks.

Our Hotel! 

Hotel Lobby

Ok so when we got to the hotel I had to pee and I found the lobby restrooms 


They had Ken & Barbie dolls as the door handles bahahahaha!  So bleepin' awesome!

Barbie with her handbag no less.. my kind of girl hahaha!

I found Hello Kitty in the bathroom!

Our Hotel Room

I love this - this was the control panel right next to the bed that controlled all of the windows, blinds and the lights even the bathroom lights! bahahahah although I don't really know why you would need to control the bathroom lights from the bed.

But to be fair when when we first got there I was playing around with it trying to figure out all the controls while the Hubs was taking a shower and I turned off the bathroom lights and really freaked him out HAHAHAHAHA. Ok so I guess the best use for it is to play a practical prank on someone tehehehe.

The bathroom had dual sided mirrors so you could see yourself standing in the bedroom. 

And then while standing in the bathroom which was pretty awesome because it prevented the Hubs and I from constantly fighting for the mirror because you know he has to do his hair and everything.


OMG the shower was soooooooooooo awesome - see the knobs in the picture??  It had like these 5 or 6 knobs that blasted water out of them when you pushed the button and it was SOOOOOO nice like a water powered massage.  Every day I stood in the shower for like an extra 5 to 10 minutes because it really helped to relax my back muscles.

We only just landed and the Hubs is already tired hahahaha. 

Time to hit the streets!

Las Rambles!

La Boqueria!

It's basically their giant open air market we loved it so much we went there 3 times on our trip haha!

All the yummy Jambon!!  

Unfortunately for me everything we saw the word "Jambon" anywhere, anytime the Hubs would yell out "JAM-BON-IT" with a "J"



All the yummy fresh squeezed juices! 

All of the fruit in Barcelona was soooooooooo fresh and sweet and cheap too!!! 

Cheese's Galore!

So much yummy fruit!



Crazy amount of seafood everywhere!


Nommy fried foods!

Salted fish!

I thought this was too cute!  

An egg store dressed up as a chicken coop! hehehehehe ok. I'm a dork.


I seriously wanted to eat everything!!  

Do you see the little fried quail egg on some of them?! 

Jumbo Chupa Chups!

I find it hard to contain my excitement when I see giant chupa chups HAHAHAHA.

Look at all those pretty mushrooms!

The Hubs found some sweets to bring home..  I have no idea what it is but tastes like soft caramel candy but it has a cake like texture to it! 

We found a tapas bar in the midst of all the fresh raw foods and we sat down for some grub.  I ordered a fish dish and it came with fried artichokes and sweet pepper!  It was delicious!!  I believe the fish was black cod which is my favorite fish ever!


When in Barcelona right?  Heh.. yeah right.. I had a sip but I thought it was just ok.

(Excuse my make-up less shiny face.. I always go make-up free when I fly because it just makes my skin feel awful!)

The tapas bar we were at!

The Hubs ordered the seafood plate! 

So delicious!  

It had black cod, tuna, squid, octopus, razor clams, scallops and shrimp.  The scallop was out of this word delicious and it was all sauteed in a butter garlic sauce.  

More of our trip to come soon! 


  1. I've always wanted to go to Barcelona... I've heard it's amazing there. Already from looking at your pictures I can tell I want to go... Looks like you had a great anniversary trip!

    xo, alison*elle

  2. oh so cute I loved the pics you were so close to me, I was right next to you, in Portugal :)


  3. I was just there a week ago!! lol.

  4. OMG! The photos are amazing and all those yummy foods at the markets look incredible! I can't wait to see more photos of your trip Lisa! :)

    xo - Sheila

  5. This looks like so much fun! I love your blue bag and that soup looks pretty tasty on this cold night.

  6. i totally enjoyed reading this post! it felt like i went on a little trip to barcelona as well, haha! can't wait to read more about your trip! :D

    <3, Mimi

  7. I loved Barcelona!
    Be sure to have lunch at La Rita. They have such a great 3-course lunch deal with wine!

    La Fonda just off Ramblas is good for dinner. Their paella was delicious.

    For both places, go right when they open to avoid waiting in line.

  8. Barcelona is so pretty! I wanna go there!! :D

  9. Your trip looks like so much fun. All the food at this open market looks amazing :D Was it hard communicating (or did you guys know some spanish)? Ahh Barcelona is now on my list of go-to place!!

  10. I Think Barcelona is my favorite city! I am so enamored with it. I can't wait to go back. I know why that panel that controls the lights is next to your bed - so that you can mess with your husband while he's in the bathroom by turning the lights on and off hahahahahah :D

    The Fashionable ESQ

  11. Looks like y'all had so much fun! Beautiful pics Lisa!! Omggg u got me drooling over all the food and y'alls hotel room is sooo nice! Love the double sided mirrors!!

  12. um, wow. what a fabulous hotel! the ken & barbie would probably weird me out though, lol.

  13. Your sheer enthusiasm for things is part of what makes these kind of posts of your my absolute fave! I also adore how the Spanish seem to like to make all of their food portable - I want to eat up everything in those little cones. Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see more!

  14. wowww what an amazng trip! i love the hotel room and the ken and barbie dolls are just too creative!

  15. Hi Lisa! I LOOOOVE your Prada bow flats!! I love anything with bows... They look really comfy like walking on clouds. I had uni at an all you can eat sushi restaurant, but never knew what it looked like. So thanks for snapping that pic! Your travels look so funfilled! I can't wait to take a vacation.

  16. your trip looks AMAZING (sooo much food - my kinda girl!). i've always wanted to go to barcelona - it just seems so cultural, but modern as well. i really want to study abroad in europe next year and am already planning all my of my "side trips" for weekends and whatnot hahaha barcelona is so high up on that list. now, i just have to get in the program :/.....

  17. nice pic !!! Im so hungry now ^^ I love your travel bag by the way !!

    des bisous !

  18. Wonderful places, cool photos!:)
    Delicious foods!:)

  19. nice use of camera
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  20. omg!!!!!! FOOD PORN! ahahaha so my kind of place! I always look for markets full of food wherever i go to travel :p So hungry!
    The hotel and the room looks so cool and i laughed when I saw the pictures of ken and barbie as door handles! Lol how unique.

  21. Barcelona looks amazinggggggggg!!!! The hotel is seriously cool and omg FRESH FRUIT AND JUICES NOMNOMNOM. I seriously feel like I'm living vicariously through you bahaha can't wait to see the rest of the posts!!

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  23. Your hotel looks like it was so awesome. That barbie door handle is hilarious!


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  24. Now i will have to add Barcelona on my wish list! Everything looks so great from food, hotel to sightseeing. Gotta love the restroom door handle. Gosh i want to explore Europe so bad.

  25. Barcelona is amazing!! I loved it there when I went!! I love love all your pictures!! More importantly, what did you buy???
    I'm so jealous that you live in Europe!! I would love to live there one day!!

  26. Oh my gosh I am so envious. I would love to go to Barcelona soon. I have toknock off Japan, Taiwan and London off my list of places to see first.
    Congrats on your 4 year anni!!
    imnotarunner at gmail dot com
    I wish I had your closet and your wardrobe. I live vicariously through your blog. IT'S a barbie's dream closet

  27. Lisa!! OMG all these photos were so much eye candy!! Congrats on your 4 year wedding anniversary. So happy for you, love!!!!

  28. Lisa, you're so living the dream!! Love the Prada bag! <3

  29. seems you have great time in Barcelona!

  30. OMG!! Totally hate you...just kidding. I'm just being jealous dork (lol).

    Congrats on 4 years of wedded bliss and more to come :-)

    Spain is on my list of places to visit in Europe. We are hopping to do 2 weeks in Europe in 2013---England, Paris (FR), and Amsterdam. I will def be hitting you up with some advice since you seem to be the Euro-trip expert.

    ~Jane B.

  31. Amazing! I love seeing your travel posts - they are always so much fun! Your commentary is the best :)

    Also, those giant Chupa Chups...omg!

  32. Amazing all, especially love that hotel room.


  33. wow, i think you had an amazing day in spain!!


  34. Homaygash girl, you're making me waaaannnttt to fly to Spain just for the food!

  35. OMG your trip pictures are AMAZING! you make me want just jet off to Barcelona right now!

  36. I would love to go to the market too! Everything looks so amazing. OMG at the foei gras! I know it is supposed to be huge but I hadn't expected so huge. I feel almost bad that the geese and ducks have such huge liver and suffering but I just can't stop myself from loving to eat it.

    I feel sad seeing the game hares hung up there.

    But oh... I love all the food you shared. The fruits, ham, cheese, mushrooms and fried food. Yummy!

    Oops... It wasn’t the last day yet. The final volume is up. I hope I have not bored my readers with an overload of Thailand posts.

  37. Oh and I am in love with the Ken and Barbie door handle and the futuristic feel of the hotel!

  38. I loooove the hotel. Interior's awesome! :)

  39. The hotel's architecture is so cool! Just out of curiosity, why did you like Barcelona more than Paris? I'm going to Paris over the summer and just visited Barcelona, so I'd really like to know.

  40. Oh! So jelly! Barcelona looks like such a gastrogasm! J lived there a few summers for school and always tells me how much better it is than Paris!

  41. Great post, I love Barcelona !! Enjoy !! :)

  42. ooh - love this post :) all that food!!! uni, foie gras, seafood mmmm....then I saw the bunny. Anyways, looks like you had a fantastic time! The hotel is pretty nice - smart design with the basin and mirrors and the barbie doll handles.

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  44. Happy 4 years! I don't know how I missed this post since I read almost all of them. LOL.

    Barcelona is on my list of places to go too! I love how you guys are taking advantage of visiting Europe while you're on that side of the world! As always, I'm living vicariously through you! xo