It felt so good to be back in Barcelona! The last time I went there was in 2011 which was also my first time. Julian and I were in a long distance relationship so we used to meet every month or so in a different city and Barcelona was actually the first one (except for our respective hometowns).
Five years later, it was like a new discovery. I planned in advance a few bars and restaurants I wanted to try thanks to my fellow blogger Nouhad from choisistonresto.com. 😉
It was about lunchtime, the weather was nice so I wanted to try Ocaña because I knew they had a pretty terrace on Plaça Reial. Unfortunately, it wasn’t opening until 5 pm (see opening hours here). I still have to improve my planning skills on that! :p We took advantage of the place with no one around and the perfect décor with these mint green chairs to get these beautiful images. <3 By the time, we went quite hungry and fortunately, I had another good address in mind so we went to Casa Lolea where we had organic sangrias and good tapas, mainly salads, and cheese for me! The venue is super cute and the staff was super nice!
As a vegetarian, the Spanish dishes selection is quite narrowed since it’s all about Serano ham and seafood. I kind of miss my Croquetas and I wasn’t able to find veggie ones. If someone knows where to eat vegetarian croquetas in Barcelona (or in Spain), please leave a comment! 😉
I really believe in coincidences and I love relating these happy accidents to my current mood. With absolutely no intention to do shopping (maybe a tiny bit deep inside me) at least not in big fast fashion shops (weird for a fashion blogger…), a pretty shop caught my attention while walking on La Rambla. What invited me to enter the Friday’s Project boutique was the words “organic cotton” on a sign.
Lately, I’ve been paying more attention to sustainable fashion and that’s why I’ve created a new tab called fair fashion where I introduce you to brands with a conscious attitude towards work labour or the planet using eco-friendly materials or recycled fabrics. I also show you how to re-work the staples of your wardrobe.
After talking with the seller from Friday’s Project, I learned that the Spanish company was answering to some of the ethical criteria like producing in Europe and using natural and recycled fabrics.
Since the begging of the autumn season, I realized I first bought less and also I haven’t shopped any sweaters. I was looking for a warm but not too thick jumper for the cool and sunny days like that day in Barcelona. I literally feel for this wine pink pullover (no black or gray were on my radar!) made of wool, silk, and recycled polyamide, and made in Spain. It was perfectly matching the hues of my outfit that day so I decided to wear it straight away.
Which is your favourite place/bar/restaurant in Barcelona?
What do you think about ethical brands like Friday’s project?
Thank you for stopping by, it’s always such a pleasure to read your comments!
Friday’s Project sweater (not available anymore but more sweaters on this page)
Old pair of Jeans
Old shirt and coat
Chloé Drew bag
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Photos: Julian Calo