Tag Archives: El Borne

24 KILATES- SNEAKER HEAVEN IN BARCELONA

22 Aug

Located in the heart of the Born, 24 KILATES outshines the competition with its one of a kind urban collection which will make even the most jaded sneaker freak legs tremble upon stepping foot into this showroom.

With a well curated collection of the most important names of urban street wear- 24 kilates is all about quality not quantity. The owners have made sure to make this a must on your list when looking to bling out your wardrobe.

Thanks to their unique partnership with major brands, 24 Kilates has secured the rights to be the exclusive dealers of limited edition collections presented in Spain- from Nike to New Balance, vintage Reebock and one of a kind Adidas.

With a unique set up  showcasing watches, books, collector items and it’s own DJ Booth, 24 KILATES attracts its fair share of  local celebrities and fashionistas looking to show off their style and deck out their wardrobe.  24 Kilates has the minus touch when it comes to selecting unique merchandise and a varied collection of  candy shaded footwear.
For Hardcore enthuisasts check out their blog for sneak peeks of upcoming collection and sample sales  HERE

24 Kilates Barcelona– C/ Comerc 29

tel +34 93 2688437

Open from 11am-2pm and 4pm-9pm.

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_EAT: Bestiari

9 Mar

Walk into Bestiari on any given night  and you will unexpectedly find a restaurant where diners eat under intimate pools of light focused precisely on each table. More Sarria than Born, this is a restaurant that is free from the usual three  ring circus that characterizes most restaurants in the surrounding streets.  

Photo by: David Naveira

Steps away from the Mercat del Born, Bestiari sits elegantly on the corner of  the neighbourhood’s most important culinary avenue C/Comerc.

With a menu as international as the clientele, Bestiari stands out due to its simple yet chic interior and superb level of service, a rarity in Barcelona bustling restaurant scene.

With a varied menu featuring: foie , octopus carpaccio, rissotos and creative dishes that present a modern take on both meat & fish; Bestiari has quietly become an excellent choice when the need to impress arrises.

The dessert menu,  includes a mouth-watering selection of  citrus based sweets including, an  amaretto infused Tiramisu which is bound to inspire a battle of spoons for the last scoop.

For more on the menu check out  BESTIARI’S website or head directly to the corner of Fusina & Calle Comerc.

BESTIARI- C/ Comerç, 3
08003 Barcelona
932 683 080

Barcelona Hotel_Chic & Basic: The Cure For The Common Hotel

20 Oct

 

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Today I spent the day on a hotel hunt, checking out new places throughout Barcelona and doing some research on a few places which will be posted later this week. One of my favorite finds was CHIC & BASIC a hotel that is housed in a  beautiful old building in EL BORN.

This place opened 5 years ago and is currently in the process of remodeling it´s fantastic bar simply called the “WHITE BAR”

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This place breaks all the rules of what a basic hotel should be, done up in white washed halls over the top furniture and  sexy lighting it is impossible not to relax upon entering this space. The service at the counter was excellent and the place is filled with hipsters. If you are in Barcelona and spending the weekend shopping with friends, this  is the place to ditch you bags and head out for a night on the town .

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In fact while trying to scope out the place without getting thrown out for loitering I witnessed a fashion shoot  taking place in the of the rooms. This is the sort of place where art directors linger in the hallway twittering on their iphone,  and hip young international travelers mingle in the common areas.  This place definitely attracts a younger more stylish crowd so if your idea of  hotel is tea time rather than happy hour you might want to curb your enthusiasm.

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The hallways, resemble space ships, with white lacquered walls, soft lighting and chilled out electronica humming in the background. The rooms are like the title suggests “basic” but the common areas more than make up for it.

Amenities include Gym, reading room, kitchen area,  internet center and a spacious living room with lots of natural light.

This is not the Ritz or the W this is just a place for people who spend their vacation exploring the city and when they finally come back to the room they are greeted with a warm sense of style and a vibe that many a hotel rarely get right.

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For more info on the hotel  click it HERE

Recdi8_An International Design Treasure Chest In El Borne

23 Sep

logoIf  “design” is your drug of choice; then look no further for a supplier.

Design shop treasure chest  recdi8, will satisfy the urge of even the most jaded cool hunter.

This small store located in the painfully cool neighborhood of EL BORNE,  carries the latest and greatest from such great designers as Tom Dixon, and Barcelona’s latest  “IT”  deisgn force MITE MITE (http://www.mitemite.es/),  whose crime fighting bag made headlines around the world. ( **The crime bag can also be found at recdi8)

The store’s playful approach to design is a welcome sight in an area populated with hipper than thou shoe stores and modern tapaterias. 

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 The brainchild  of owners Alex Baeza, Albert Vuidez, Norbert Frei; recdi8 is a shop that makes design readily available to the masses. With over 15 years of design experience, the shop in the Borne is an extension of their  design firm which has been dressing up Barcelona’s slickest spaces to date.  With an eye for global trends and their calibrated eyes every piece in here is worth it’s weight in gold.

If you are searching for limited edition pieces and unique home accessories; head over to recdi8 and get your fix.

Recdi8_Design Shop:  C/Espaseria 7,  El Borne  www.recdi8-shop.com

Recdi8_Showroom:  C/ Flor del Lliri, 4, El borne www.recdi8.com