Si, Si! I have made it to Barcelona!! Tomorrow I begin my work with MANGO
, and after what’s been a wild weekend, I’m so ready. It’s been over 2 years since I’ve been to Barcelona. Tomorrow night I’ll be at the MANGO runway show…I’m too excited, and honestly, I cannot wait to pick out my look in the morning. Right now, I’m in the middle of taking a nap in our hotel, literally trying to recoop from the past few days. So far, I’ve spent my weekend in just about every little corner of Barcelona. My boyfriend and I have already covered so much ground. We’ve walked the winding roads of El Raval, spent our nights at 2 a.m. dancing down Las Ramblas, and crept into a beautiful tapas joint in the charming Borne district with local friends, practicing my Spanish along the way. Finally I was able to really soak in that real Spanish sun at the la playa, tanning our limbs and glistening our faces. Though I live for the morning cappachino (cafe con leche por favor!), I LOVE LOVE the late nights. The city just comes to life. The golden light restaurants, the tables and chairs of the sidewalks filled with people. We had a whole list of bars we planned to visit. Everything from the local dive, filled with the street rats, punks, and cool kids (El Raval, I love you) to the underground jazz clubs, red velvet cushion and all. By the end of the day, I can’t really feel my legs from all the walking and dancing. I wore my travel essentials: a good sunglass, denim cut-off, black skinnies, and easy brogue…but in a flashing silver metallic that reflected off the sun. Really, it was my boyfriend’s idea to have the ideal “Vicky Christina Barcelona” adventure…mapping out locations from the film. And I can see how Woody Allen did it now…the city really is a beautiful gold when the light hits it, and to me, filled with so much mystery and wonder.
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