While travelling around with our blogger team for 'Sunny design days' we were happy to have a small van to drive us around, many of the design company's were located outside Barcelona, in Valencia and even one in Madrid. It was our longest Blogtour so far and we enjoyed every minute of it. As said I had never been to Spain before and I really fall in love and am happy I stayed for another week. Beside going to the beach, see here if you missed it Instagrams from Sitges I have been discovering the different area's, hard to choose which was my favourite though.
Tiles, shoes and shopping
I think the best way to discover a city is to walk around and that is exactly what I did! I stayed in the Praktik hotels and walked from one to another as they are both located in the same part of town. Great area's where it is good to walk around, have a coffee, pop into the indoor food markets and go out for dinner. I don't know if you noticed but the streets of Barcelona have really nice tiles and still being busy with my garden I saw so many tiles I had to take lots of picture from them.
Converse Chuck II
I also bought some new shoes but for the time being and walking around for the whole day, I stuck to my all time favourite All Stars which are always comfortable for long walks... I think I have been wearing All Stars ever since I was a kid, and therefor loved to hear Converse is launching a follow up of the 1970 Chuck Taylor All Star, the, Chuck II.
Most fashion stores had sale so I took the opportunity to shop for clothes and sneakers, I visited the New Balance store, and the huge Nike and Puma stores at the Passeig de Gracia and bought a nice GStar coat, one of my favourite Dutch brands but I couldn't get the coat here anymore, I am really happy with it... hopefully it will still fit this fall after eating huge amounts of tapas and Paella almost every day.
pictures © vosgesparis except for the Chuck ll Taylor All Stars pictures