Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Barcelona: Part Three

What do you mean part three? You're still talking about Barcelona?  Hell yeah!  This post will be pretty photo heavy to avoid the continuation of my travel posts colliding with Christmas.  Part One covered day one of my Spanish experience, Part Two covered day two and Part Three here covers day three and day four, the final day spent in Barcelona.

Our third day in the beautiful city of Barcelona started with an incredibly generous breakfast served at H10 Casanova, including chocolate muffins filled with buttercream icing and classic glazed doughnuts!  After a little time was spent exploring the hotel (and tidying our hotel room), we headed out towards La Rambla.  We were stopped in our tracks by the calls of our favourite cupcake cafe in the area, Deya's Cupcakes.  Chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate icing and red velvet cupcakes followed whilst sat by the window watching people go about their business.  There's something very interesting and comforting about observing others - from behind a wall of glass, that is.  Morning cupcakes isn't something that I do on a daily basis and so understandably, this started day three on a high and not just because of the sugar intake!





Pumped up with white chocolate icing, I was ready to do some serious shopping because after all, we were on a city break and if city breaks guarantee one thing, it's shopping.  My biggest hit was undoubtedly Zara, just as I had intended for it to be.  The ambience of the store was electric and I can surprisingly say that everyone who entered the store was dressed impeccably and for some reason, that was exhilarating to witness.  As part of the competition's prize, I was given some play money to add further sparkle to the experience and I knew immediately that I had to get my mitts on the Wool Khaki Duffle Coat With Fur Hood, which I'll be doing an outfit post on sometime in the near future!  As you can tell from the photo I instagrammed whilst away, I didn't leave things there by also adding an irresistibly adorable Fur Jacket by Zara to my wardrobe!  Prices provided were understandably different at Barcelona's Zara stores than of those in the UK, however I couldn't have anticipated how significantly better they would be, with both of my purchases being 20-35% less expensive than if they were bought in the UK.  Thank goodness they squeezed into my suitcase..

























I mentioned on Twitter that I had discovered the brand Oysho whilst visiting Barcelona for the first time, but I didn't mention that I had fallen head over heels in love with the store and spent over an hour admiring their latest collection, trying on impossibly soft loungewear pieces and generally soaking up the calming atmosphere the store provided.  The music was relaxing, the staff were constantly warm and welcoming and the spectrum of choice was incredible!  The pink fluffy Structured Robe seen in the photo to the right has has been placed firmly at the top of my Christmas wish list, however I've also got my eye on the luxurious navy Mini Cashmere Print Pyjama Set that could easily pass as designer.  I found one million and one items of nightwear and loungewear that had my heart leaping out of my chest, however I had to draw the line somewhere and opted to purchase a small quantity of lingerie, before immediately jotting down the names of my desired items in preparation for writing up my Christmas wish list!  This girl knows what she's doing..


Much more shopping was done whilst walking the entire length of La Rambla, however my attention was captured by the many well presented window displays and eclectic styling choices by both locals and tourists, meaning my camera very rarely emerged from it's case!  Having said that, I was a tourist through and through and so therefore the opportunity to take the occasional flower-infused photo didn't go amiss, nor did the chance to pose in front of the Columbus Monument, close to the ocean.  It was at that point photo requests began filtering our tourist moment, so we made a quick dash for it before total disappointment had sunk in once they had realised I was indeed not whoever they thought I was!
































I wasn't a massive fan of the beach area, for there were many more groups of people there including stag weekends, which isn't surprising considering Barcelona is ranked the seventh best destination with regard to that, however it caused the general atmosphere to become much more rowdy.  After finding a quiet bench out of the way to admire the ocean's horizon and rest our feet for a moment, we walked the length of La Rambla through the delicious aroma of churros, stylish stores and beautiful palm trees once more to return to the comfort of our hotel.. although we didn't stay there long.  On the last evening of any trip, the last thing you want to do is close your eyes and mind to to the beauties of your surrounding area, so after sprucing up (and wrapping plasters around my feet) we wandered out to locate an idyllic restaurant for our final dinner in Barcelona.  We knew that it needed to be refined with a buzzing atmosphere and we were definite on eating like Kings on our final night - and we certainly weren't met with disappointment!


















































I loved the quirky feature wall consisting of lined up empty wine bottles, it's something I've never before seen and it certainly served as an impressive sight from my seat!  Both my mum and I ordered club sandwiches, although due to allergies the crisps were left behind on my plate to fend for themselves (sorry, crisps).  By the time we had finished eating, the time was nearly 11pm and so it made perfect sense to make our way to the illuminated fountains near our hotel to see them in all their glory.  There is something indescribably magical about glowing water by night and it's something I've always appreciated ever since viewing the shining swimming pool at midnight in a villa we stayed at in the South of France many years ago.  I find it hard not to be impressed and perhaps even a little moved.



After a reluctant night's sleep, we awoke to the realisation of our last day in Barcelona looming.  We managed to snap ourselves out of it in time to enjoy another muffin and doughnut infused breakfast at the H10 Casanova's breakfast room on the first floor.  With a late check-out time for a very reasonable fee, we left our suitcases at reception and headed out to squeeze one last drop out of the city.  As we made our way to the famous Casa Batllo, we found many people looking up at one point and to our total surprise, as an advertisement to a rather 'cheeky' show taking place in the area, hilariously (although my mum found it less amusing) we found two ladies' legs stretching out from the top of one of the buildings!



We stumbled across Gaudi's intricate redesign, Casa Batllo, much sooner than expected, only to find that the queue would have taken an overwhelming chunk out of our final day.  After soaking up the exterior beauty that Gaudi's 1904 redesign had to offer both with our eyes and through the lens of a camera, we moved on in our search for culture and beauty in the direction of the Gothic Quarter.  The entrance to the endlessly fascinating sector was marked by live music in the form of angelic Cimbalo notes, followed by a Spanish flamenco guitar performance around the corner (both of which gained considerable crowds and quite rightly too)!



The architecture transforms almost immediately upon entrance of the Gothic Quarter and you find yourself resembling the environment to other places that possess an abundance of history, such as Germany's Rothenburg and at times even the city of Belgium's Bruges.  After we had taken a couple of photos outside of the impressive Cathedral located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter (and made the mistake of placing myself next to rather petite people), we made our way inside the awe-inspiring Cathedral that attracted flocks of people by the minute.  Note: no shorts allowed!  

It just so happened that the day we chose to visit, was the first anniversary of my granddad's death, which although saddening, was also particularly moving as he was a very religious man.  Looking up at the high, beautiful ceiling that the Cathedral boasted, I couldn't help but feel as though of all the places to be in the world, this was the perfect place to say a prayer for him.







Whilst exploring the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), we came across a small cafe providing an extensive range of chocolate cakes and treats.  We peered in to find that the clientele was predominantly female which was something we hadn't seen in Barcelona since leaving feminine cosy tearooms back in the UK four days earlier.  For the first time in my life, I experienced the taste of a biscuit ball.  I'll call it a biscuit ball anyway, as I still have no chance of knowing what on Earth this creation was.  If anyone knows anything about this sweet treat, please do let me know?!  Regardless of my lack of information on the tasty snack, whilst it was smothered in chocolate the delicious bundle of biscuit was eagerly devoured and yet can you believe that the state of the dessert in the photo was all I was able to manage!

Biscuit Ball 1 - 0 Gabrielle 



After experiencing much of the wonders of the Gothic Quarter and purchasing a small painting there of La Rambla, we walked back to our hotel with a sense of premature melancholy.  We were pleased to had such a fantastic time in Barcelona, but this always makes going home that little bit more difficult.  Whilst waiting for our transfer we had two hours to kill, during which time we took the lift up to the hotel's eight floor and found a corner seat within their Sky Bar Terrace.  The modern, refreshing design was stylish and yet comfortable featuring a Plunge Pool and reclined seating.  Let's face it, if you're going to end an unforgettable trip, let it be like this..

With love,

Gabrielle x



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  1. These photos are gorgeous!

    Looks like you had an amazing trip :3

    Amy;
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    1. Thanks very much! This trip will never be forgotten, that's for sure!

      Gabrielle x

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  2. I do love reading your posts, Gabrielle, it's always well written and it felt like I'm there enjoying the city with you. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time and again, thank you for sharing pictures and your vacation experience with your readers. Maybe one day I'll have the opportunity to visit Barcelona too, looks like a beautiful place for a vacation. xx

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    1. That's really wonderful to hear, kind words about my writing mean ever so much! Thank you, Shireen! You're more than welcome, it's been a lot of fun writing up these posts on Barcelona - I hope you find yourself in the city sometime very soon! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  3. Looks amazing, Il'd love to go to Barcelona! I'm going to Spain next week but I'm going to a different city! I'm trying to figure out what to take with me because I'm not sure what the weather will be like! The food looks so good in all these photos, especially that biscuit ball. I've never heard of that before...!
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    1. I was always the same until visiting the city and now I'm desperate to be back there once more! I hope you have a fabulous time in Spain and I know what you mean, October weather is difficult to determine in any country! Oh the biscuit ball was incredible.. although quite a challenge to get through! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  4. Haha, I was talking about Florida on my blog for about 3 months after I came back. I miss it loads.

    Love the photos, your trip sounds amazing. I've been having a look at some of your other posts and you're stunning! How tall are you? You look long. And have long hair. And I have youth on your side. I don't know if I love you or hate you ;)

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    1. I don't blame you, I visited Florida a few years ago and still remember it fondly as if it were yesterday! I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos, Corinne and thank you ever so much for your sweet words - you've made my day! To answer your question, I'm 5'9 or possibly a little over that.. oh no, love me, love me!! haha :)

      Gabrielle x

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  5. That is such a nice and lovely place to visit! Have an awesome day.


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    1. It really was! Thanks for stopping by, Kenny!

      Gabrielle x

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  6. HI dear
    NIce pictures, full of details
    And those cupcakes seem so tasty
    xoxo

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    1. Hey, thanks very much! You're right.. the cupcakes were beyond delicious!!

      Gabrielle x

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  7. OMG Gabby, now we can see your pretty face! You must have had all those Barcelona boys chasing you down! ;] I've wanted to go to Barcelona ever since I watched the Cheetah Girls movie in elementary school. Sounds like so much fun. And those legs are hilarious! XD

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    1. Haha this made me laugh Lizz! I can't say that Barcelona boys were chasing me down, but your lovely message makes up for that ;) I'm glad someone else finds those legs funny and I hope you get to visit Barcelona soon girl!!

      Gabrielle x

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  8. I'm so jealous! Once again, the photos turned out beautiful! I really want to visit Barcelona soon :)

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    1. Thanks very much, I'm so glad you enjoyed the post! I'm the exact same.. it's quickly become of my favourite places in Europe!

      Gabrielle x

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  9. Great pictures! I love Zara, glad you got some bargains
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    1. Thanks Harriet! It's nice to know someone else loves getting their paws on bargains ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  10. Oh that pink fluffy robe - I am MELTING it is gorgeous and so snuggly!
    Your photography looks amazing Gabrielle :) xx Lara
    I have been absent from the blogging world for the past weeks as well as holidays and then returning to uni got the better off me. Nice to see you getting back with a roar :D haha I also think it is looks lovely to have a full picture of you on the homepage now :) xx
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    1. You and me both.. I'm hoping it ends up beneath the Christmas tree! ;) That's so kind of you to say Lara, thanks very much - I love sharing my photos on here! I'm glad you think so, I figured it was about time I put a face to the name!!

      Gabrielle x

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  11. Barcelona is a awesome city and your pics too :)
    Great part three!

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more and thank you, that means a lot!

      Gabrielle x

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  12. I totally enjoyed reading part three. That fountain looks so beautiful with its glowing water, I agree...it has quite the magical feel.

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    1. That's wonderful, thanks for letting me know! I'm glad someone knows what I'm harping on about.. glowing water has a definite 'magical' appeal!

      Gabrielle x

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  13. The buildings are beautiful. I love all the detail on older buildings!!
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    1. I know exactly what you mean, they're so interesting and especially so to photograph!

      Gabrielle x

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  14. This is beyond beautiful!
    Kisses from Miami,
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    1. Thanks for your comment, Borka!

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  15. Hello sweet Gabrielle! Thanks for sharing such an amazing post! You are such a good writer and story teller. You are super talented like I mentioned early and enjoy very much reading everything you write. From the food to the fountain, I love everything I saw on your pictures. I am glad you also got to do some shopping (I love Zara!) and that pink fluffy robe.... OMG, I want it for Christmas too:-) Keep having such a wonderful time and can't wait to hear more:-)

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    1. Hey Jeannette! You're more than welcome and oh my gosh how sweet, your heartwarming comments never fail to make me smile! Zara is such an incredible store and the fluffy pink robe seems to be a hit - making me want it even more haha! :) Hope you have a fantastic week ahead, goodness knows you deserve it!!

      Gabrielle x

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  16. Oh wow G! WOW! I want to go to Spain even more now! Another blogger was talking about their trip before I came here and I was already salivating to say the least. It sounds like you had the most amazing time. Shame about the beach though, I'm an Aquarian so water for me is always a must and I hear they have magical waters at that. I loved the risque leg display - though with your mum at hand I can imagine how awkward that would be. I know how much I'd cringe if it were I!

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    1. I'm pleased to have inspired you to visit Spain that little bit more, Sonia! I really did have a fabulous time in Barcelona and my view on the beaches there may differ from others, so don't allow that to deter you from checking them out! Yeah, a fair amount of cringing was done, however we're so close we ended up laughing about it! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  17. I always end up buying at least one item every time I stop in at a Zara! Spain looks incredible by the way!

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    1. That makes two of us, that store is impossible to walk out from empty-handed!!

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  18. Wonderful Wonderful, I love all of this. Looks like such a great time you had :))) xx

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post - it was undoubtedly one of the best trips ever!

      Gabrielle x

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  19. I really enjoyed your trip diary and your photos! Now I need a biscuit ball....

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    1. What I would do for a biscuit ball smothered in chocolate right now.. and I'm glad you enjoyed this post, Anett!

      Gabrielle x

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  20. Wow, what lovely photos !! I loved reading all your did in your final days in Barcelona! You make me want to travel tomorrow !!! lol So many great memories to hold on to. Glad you had a lovely time !

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    1. Thanks so much Louann, I'm so pleased you've been enjoying my posts on Barcelona and I'm glad they've made you want to travel! Have a lovely week ahead!

      Gabrielle x

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  21. One post after the other and you are making me fall in love with the place..you look adorable :) what better can happen than shopping at such an amazing place :)

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    1. This was a lovely message to receive, I'm so pleased you've fallen in love with the city! Oh thank you, that's cute of you.. and I agree, the shopping there was irresistible!

      Gabrielle x

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  22. I see that you spent amazing time there :) And I have to say that you write your post very well, I'm enjoying every of your post, Gabrielle and I hadn't no idea that prices in Zara in Spain are less than UK. I wish I'll go to Barcelona someday!

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    1. You really are too sweet, thank you so much for your kind words on my writing, it's wonderful to hear such positive feedback! I also hadn't realised this until I visited Barcelona's Zara and compared the Spanish prices to those in the UK!

      Gabrielle x

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  23. Cupcakes, Zara and fuzzy bathrobes, just a few of my favorite things:)

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    1. .. it sounds as though you're a girl after my own heart! ;)

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  24. it's a great city!
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    1. I couldn't agree with you more, have a lovely week ahead!

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  25. I've really enjoyed your Barcelona trip posts Gabrielle! Your first accounts and lovely photos really make me feel like we were there with you. Barcelona has long been on my travel wish list and I think it has moved up after since these posts. It's also fantastic that you were able to take advantage of the better pricing of the Zara store there.

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    1. That's so wonderful to be told, thank a million Rowena! That was exact intention with these travel posts, I'm so pleased you've enjoyed them :) I'm glad to have encouraged you to visit Barcelona and I hope it stays firmly on your travel wish list - it's without a doubt worth a visit!

      Gabrielle x

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  26. Your Barcelona photos are beautiful. I had no idea Barcelona was such a stunning city. Now you have me really wanting to visit.

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    1. Thank you Jessica, I'll admit that it's beauty also took me by surprised!

      Gabrielle x

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  27. gorgeous pictures, yummy cupcake
    thanks for your comment darling
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    1. The cupcakes were out of this world, it's such a pity I can't get my mitts on another anytime soon! You're more than welcome and you too!

      Gabrielle x

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  28. Barcelona looks amazing

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    1. It really is a fabulous place, thanks for stopping by..

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  29. Oh my gosh! All this delicious food!!!! Yummy! :D I love your barcelona pictures :)

    Kisses ♥ Joana
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    1. You sound like me whenever I stumble across a chocolate-themed post! ;) Thank you Joana, that's great to be told!

      Gabrielle x

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  30. Beautiful pics! They're amazing!! I've never been in Barcelona but I wish I could go soon! :)
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    1. Barcelona is definitely worth visiting and taking in the sights, I hope you get the chance to visit soon!

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  31. I love this city.... wonderful pics!!!!
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    1. That makes two of us! Thank you Paola, have a fantastic week ahead!

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more, Melissa!

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  33. That looks and sound so amazing! I know that: looking for something different but ending up at Zara. But who cares, Zara is the best, lol! Great trip!!

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    1. I know what you mean, Zara has some sort of gravitational pull for all of us bloggers! ;)

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  34. Looks like you had an amazing time! And Barcelona shopping is so so great! :D

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    1. I 100% agree with you Reichel, the shopping at La Rambla was incredible and so, so much fun!!

      Gabrielle x

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  35. Love reading these posts, very detailed.
    Barcelona is stunning, I have only spent a day in Barcelona but after reading this post, I am hoping to pay another visit, as a day was not long enough.
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    1. That's brilliant to hear, thanks for letting me know Kelly! At least you experienced one day of Barcelona.. at least! I hope you find yourself there again sometime soon! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  36. Love to see all the shots from your BArcelona moments!
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    1. I find taking photos of new places to be the most exciting of all! :)

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  37. I am not tired of your Barcelona pics !! Love them, they make me want to go there :)

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    1. Ah, that's sweet of you to say! I'm so pleased you've enjoyed my Barcelona posts!

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  38. Barcelona looks lovely and these pictures are gorgeous! :)

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    1. I'm glad I've shown Barcelona in a positive light and that you've enjoyed the photo diary!!

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  40. Seems like you had a really good time!
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    1. I really did have a fantastic time! Have a lovely week!

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  41. So many lovely pictures and they have so much to convey! Thanks a lot for sharing these with us. Good times :)
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  42. I love Barcellona and all of your pics made me remember how much I miss it.
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    1. I'm sorry for making you miss Barcelona more - it really is a lovely place!!

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  43. I've loved reading all your posts! Seems like such an amazing hoilday. I always love going shopping when I'm on holiday. Great photos!

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    1. That's great to hear, I'm so glad you've enjoyed my account of Barcelona! That makes two of us, shopping is an appeal wherever I may go! ;)

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  44. Beautiful pictures!
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    1. Thanks very much Isabel, have a wonderful week ahead..

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  45. Are you making us all jealous? ;) Everything looks so pretty and the food looks really delicious, wish I was there too! ;)

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    1. I sincerely hope so! ;) .. just kidding! The food was fantastic - I also wish I was there once more, Melissa!

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  46. WOW I have never been to Barcelona but I have to after these pictures!

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    1. I hope you keep Barcelona on your travel wish list as it is certainly worth a visit! :)

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  47. Those cupcakes look so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The chocolate cupcake covered with white chocolate icing was the most delicious out of the two.. mmm...

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    1. I'm glad to have come across another Oysho fan, the store is like a little piece of heaven!!

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  50. Thanks for sharing your experience and discoveries of Barcelona.

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  51. Wow...Barcelona is beautiful. Great images! :)

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    1. Thank you, I had my camera glued to me most of the time! ;) Barcelona is one hell of a beautiful place, for sure!

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  53. Cupcakes and Zara... Doesn't get any better than that! :) Lovely pics! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah, a girl after my own heart! Zara is where it's at .. and even more so if you've got a cupcake in your hand! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  54. Wow! This looks great… I’m loving the places and photos!
    Kisses from Miami,
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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this post Borka, hope you've had a relaxing weekend!

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  55. great post!! nice pics!! I want to go yo barcelona too :D

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    1. Haha that makes two of us.. let's catch a flight to Barcelona! ;)

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  56. Gabrielle you are so beautiful girl! Love the pics with you, you are gorgeous! I love the pic with chips too, I'm addicted to chips, but I don't eat often, because is not healthy :D:D:D Like I said before Barcelona is amazing place!
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    1. Cvetina you are far, far too kind (and have put a huge smile on my face)! :) I know where you're coming from, I tend to eat healthily as well - although that flies out the window on special occasions and/or travelling! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  57. Gabrielle, the biscuit ball looks heavenly!! Is it good??? And my god, those shots!! Beautiful shots babe!! It's high time I pay Barca a visit!!! Seriously!!! Your pics are tempting me to!!!!! Oh so badly!

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    1. The biscuit ball tastes utterly delicious, although it is a messy process haha! Thank you so much, I'm so pleased you like the photos - I hope you visit Barcelona at some point, it will inevitably make you feel happier than you already are! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  58. Really nice, Beautiful Place and great Pics

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    1. Thanks very much Jeannette, have a lovely week ahead!

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  59. I swear at some point i'm going to learn to check out your posts AFTER i've eaten. You've made me hungry now. Lol! Great pictures and I loved following your trip to Barcelona. I'm now googling Oysho. How cosy does that pyjama set look. Beautiful pictures as always :)
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    1. Haha this made me laugh - I do find that I tend to post a lot of food/chocolate on my blog.. and I'm afraid my next post is no exception! ;) I'm so pleased you enjoyed my account of Barcelona and let me know what you think of Oysho!

      Gabrielle x

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  61. Oooh now I want to go back there !! Your trip must be so amazing, and you're too pretty
    But I'm so sad I wasn't in the Oysho shop, no I regret because on their online shop they don't have all the products :(

    I just followed you on Instagram dear ♥♥

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    1. .. off we go to Barcelona! haha :) The trip was fantastic and I feel almost sad looking over photos of the trip as I want to be back there! That's really sweet of you Catherine, thank you! It's a pity their online site doesn't have all that they stock in store.. although thankfully the fluffy robe I've been admiring is on the website! Phew! That's great, I've followed you on Instagram as well! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  62. Cool post and nice pics!! The cupcakes seems really yummy!! kisses!!

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  63. What an awesome post!! I want a cupcake!!
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    Annie
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    1. Thanks a million Annie, I wish I could send you one of those cupcakes right now (and one for me, as well)!!

      Gabrielle x

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  64. they are really pretty! i wish i can go there for a holiday

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    1. I hope you find yourself in Barcelona at some point in the near future then in that case!!

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  65. More stunning pictures - makes me want to travel again.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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    1. Travelling can bring such inspiration in the most unexpected of ways, I'm glad you've enjoyed my photography, Lizzie!

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  66. Woww, Barcelona looks absolutely incredible! Would love to go someday. Great pictures x

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    1. I hope you visit the city at some point, it's so beautiful and great fun to take photos of!

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  67. oooh all these photos look absolutely glorious - the weather looks beautiful, the food looks so yummy and don't get m started about the muffins hahahaa - gorgeous!!!! :D

    Layla xx

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    1. The weather was unexpectedly brilliant and it only started to rain as we boarded our flight home! Haha I'm pleased someone else can appreciate a decent muffin! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  68. Seems like you had a very wonderful day there. I love the foods, I love the views. Wished I could be right there as well now, but I still have so many things to here in Jakarta :"(
    Have a great days there anyways!

    crunchy cheese me

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    1. I spent four days there in total and loved every minute of my stay in the city! Oh that's a pity, but there's always plenty of time to travel in the future, Eva! :)

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  69. Ahh! I literally felt like I was in Barcelona while reading your post. The fact that Zara is cheaper than the UK is a very useful tip for myself! Note to self: shop at Zara in Barcelona when I'm in Europe! Lovely photos!! Makes me want to visit like right now!

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    1. That is the nicest compliment you could have given me about my account of Barcelona, thank you Katherine! I had a feeling they'd have a greater selection at the Zara there, but I hadn't anticipated the lower prices - glad you found the tip useful! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  70. Looks like you had a great time! Barcelona definitely belongs to m favorites! :)
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    1. Ah, it's a favourite of mine now that I've visited! Thanks for stopping by!

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  71. A arquitetura dos lugares é maravilhosa!
    Beijos!

    Sociedade do Esmalte

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  72. Hi Gabrielle, looks like you had an amazing time - the ladies' legs photo is brilliant!

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  73. So sad to have reached the end of your Barcelona travel posts! You'll have to tell me your secret to staying such a skinny minny, because all of that food looked so decadent and yummy. What a great location to end up to think about your grandfather as well, that was quite touching as I lost my grandfather a little less than a year ago. I am so glad you had a great trip. What gorgeous (and fun) architect there, especially those legs!
    Hope you have a great week!
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    1. I'm glad to know you were enjoying the Barcelona posts though Amanda! :) Haha that's really sweet of you to say, as a general rule I tend to eat quite healthily and I do a lot of exercise! I'm sorry to hear that you lost your grandfather recently as well, I hope you find yourself in an equally wonderful place to remember him when it's the one year anniversary of his passing as well :) Thank you, I hope you're having a wonderful week too!!

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  74. Oh wow, I'm so jealous of your trip! I was on hols in Spain over the summer, and we went on a day trip to Barcelona.. Only to find out that there was some religious festival on and every single shop was closed. I didn't buy as much as a pen haha :(

    I'd love if you could check out my blog, I'm just getting started and I'd love to make a few blogging friends! :)

    sosmink.blogspot.ie

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    1. That's such a pity to have arrived on a day when everything was closed! On the Sunday as we were leaving, we experienced the same situation.. I hope you have the chance to visit Barcelona again sometime soon (and on a day when no religious festival is taking place!) :) I'll make my way over to your blog now!

      Gabrielle x

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