Tag Archives: Eixample

BAR_celona: LEXINGTON

6 May

With a following of 30-something creative types; Lexington Bar-Cafe has become the place to stop in for an after work drink, or a quick bite with friends. With an interior  that would make Don Draper proud, the bar boasts some great vintage furniture which give Lexington it’s hip MAD MEN feel.

On any given evening the music plays softly as portfolios, macbooks, and cocktails share table space in a bar which enjoys an endless parade of locals who,  like well dressed moths,  flock to a fabulous flame.

Serving both a lunch and a dinner Menu, Lexington is well-known for their burgers and club sandwiches with a great small dining room hidden in the back of the cafe. The space is a perfect option when celebrating a birthday or gathering a large group of friends.

The Price: $10-$30

The Vibe: Retro cool, relaxed atmosphere

The Scene: Neighborhood Locals, Creative Directors, Graphic Designers, Musicians, Bloggers , Social Media Directors & anyone with a smart phone.

 

 

C/ Muntaner, 108
08036 Barcelona
934 513 267
Metro: Provença

 

*Photos by: Jordi Carrasco

Feed Your Inner Child at Cup&Cake Barcelona

4 Sep

Opened earlier this year Cup & Cake Barcelona, offers grownups the opportunity to regress back into childhood in a brightly lit temple of saccharine on Enric Granados (This street, a favorite among locals, thankfully never tends to be feature in any Barcelona guidebook).

Taking its cue from the now infamous Magnolia Bakery in New York City, Barcelona now has it’s very own cupcake shoppe in trendy Eixample neighborhood (think 8-year-old girls with Tous purses and Burberry sweaters). The friendly staff  will give you the rundown on the treats and recommend which one is the right one for you.

With a fantastic location free of junkies and prostitutes Cup & Cake is a great way to spend a sat morning strolling  up the Eixample in order to get a first hand look at how the other half-lives. Cupcakes, coffees and croissants are the order of the day and  if the 34-year-old little girl in front of you grabs the last one,  don’t throw a tantrum, Cup & Cake keeps them coming.

 
 

CUP &CAKE 
Enric Granados, 145 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 932002872
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

 

MUJI and WHOTELLS Team Up For A Barcelona Love Affair Inspired By The Sea.

6 Nov

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_Aerial View Of La Barceloneta

            MUJI and  WHOTELLS (not to be confused with THE W HOTEL) have teamed up and the collaboration has been inspired by the sea. The result is a simple holiday flat for those who want the comfort of staying somewhere that feels more like you have the keys to a friend’s pad rather than staying in a corporate chain.

They offer three properties around Barcelona however, keep in mind that depending on which neighborhood  you choose to stay at it, it will have a dramatic impact on your perception of Barcelona. These apart-hotels have buildings in 3 areas: The Barceloneta, The Raval & The Eixample but, like three children its hard to say which one you like best

Having furnished all of their apartments with the simplistic modern touch of  MUJI ( one of my favorite stores) the Barceloneta property is a laid back loft done up in simple blues.whotells bcneta

The edgier brother is the property in Raval home to vintage shops, cool pubs and the skateboarders at the MACBA.raval

While the Eixample property is the personification of  the uncluttered urban attitude with a definite point of view.eixamp

Check it out for yourself.  WHOTELLS and MUJI: a match made in heaven.