Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ballerinas in Barcelona

We returned from Barcelona a few days ago and I can't stop telling everyone how amazing the trip was. We saw plenty of sights (Gaudi rocks!) as well as eating and drinking very very well. 

Naturally we took lots of pictures (on our new camera) and I will share them with you here over the course of the next few days.  

Otherwise we spent the majority of our trip in the Old City, wandering through the labyrinth of narrow streets. We didn't once lose our way, thanks to doing this on day 1 and the fact that both of us have a pretty decent sense of direction. 

Amongst the many beautiful stores we stumbled upon, Subur (on C/de Boqueria) was by far my favourite:

Wall-to-wall of leather ballet flats: 


In every size and colour:


Glitter, suede, patent and printed:


I would have been happy to leave with mere pictures but it didn't take darling S much to convince me that I just HAD to get a pair: 


Less expensive than Repettos, I am thrilled to add this baby blue pair to my ballet flat collection.  




Now I just need the measly amount of snow from the weekend to clear completely so they can come out to play again.

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    1. I felt like a kid in a candy store!

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  2. Oh my God, that's amazing! I'm VERY lucky I didn't see this place when I was in Barcelona, I would have spent my whole vacation budget!

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    1. The fun part was that I hadn't heard of the store before and we stumbled upon it while wandering around!

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  3. Funny. I'm actually in the midst of planning a potential trip to Barcelona this year! I'd love to know...do you speak Spanish or did you get by on English? I'm having a bit of anxiety about the language barrier (my Spanish is terrible!).

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    1. Oooh how exciting Jillian!

      My understanding of Spanish is limited to menus and greetings. In any case, Catalan (not Spanish) is the main language in Barcelona but you will be able to get by absolutely fine speaking English! (I was more anxious in Paris if that's any indication)

      Happy planning and let me know if need any other info!

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