The finest Barcelona men’s clothes, shoes and accessories. In The Outpost you will find the perfect gift for elegant and modern man with a contemporary classic style. The shop is located in the ground floor of a building dated 1942 and signed by Duran I Reynals. Just opposite the Casa de Les Punxes, a landmark art nouveau building from the famous architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch. One of the best places of new trends for the contemporary man (C/ Rosselló 281bis).
LOOP is an international festival for interaction between galleries, artists, distributors, collectors, curators, museum directors and the public. Since its creation in 2003, LOOP has consolidated itself as the international meeting point specialized for moving image art. For all video art lovers!
In the world of chocolate anything is possible thanks to the Pastry Escribà! With over 100 years of experience and a long history, this bakery is always surprising … just have to see their website! What a wonder! Custom cakes, original pastries, candy rings “Candy Glam Rings”, explosives cakes… Also, their windows are always must. We recommend you visit the bakery that is situated at La Rambla, with beautiful modernist decor from 1902, although its operations center is located in the Gran Vía. In the first floor you can find the first pastry showroom for inspiration and to order your personal cake.
The Footing Barcelona website is an interesting initiative created by a couple of young sports enthusiasts. The website proposes jogging routes and offers guided jogging tours of the city. There is also the possibility of discovering some of the districts with a little more personality, and routes requiring different levels of fitness have been planned through the Horta, Gràcia and Poble Sec-Montjuïc districts. For those who would like to combine jogging with a little sightseeing.
The Francisco Godia Foundation is one of the largest private collections in Spain. It was set up in 1999 by Liliana Godia to honour the memory of her father, Francisco Godia, a brilliant businessman, enthusiast and art lover. The Foundation is located at Casa Garriga Nogués built by the architect Enric Sagnier and has approximately 1,500 pieces on display including paintings, sculpture, glasswork and pottery. Among the artists are Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Antoni Tàpies. We definitely recommend it!
An urban and avant-garde space where they make breads, cakes and pastries of all kinds. Santagloria opened its first store in Barcelona in 2011 and soon became a landmark of the city. Perhaps the key is that all their products are of good quality and ecological. They also offer customized workshops (cupcakes decorated and customized cookies…) where they teach all the secrets of their funniest proposals. Do not hesitate and join!
The Vintage fashion has experienced a boom and Barcelona is not far behind. Today we recommend a small antique shop located in the Born, Petits Encants. Antiques objects of all kinds (clocks, tables, frames …) and small curiosities to surprise with a nice gift. If you have old objects in your house and you don’t know what to do, you can also sell them. Do not hesitate and take a look at this lovely second hand shop (C / Sant Pere Basses 24).
You can also visit their Flickr.
And finally came one of the most expected days… Sant Jordi! Every year, on 23rd April, roses and books, romance and read. The legend, which you probably have already heard, is that Saint Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess – and then gave her a red rose. So the tradition is to give books for men and roses for women. Today you will find many stalls at Las Ramblas selling roses and books…
St Jordi’s Day is a good day for telling someone you love him. Also you can tell a lot of funny and sweet things to your friends! If you want to send a message, click here.
Have a nice St Jordi’s Day!
Every Saturday you can learn to cook at La Boqueria market through interactive workshops. A group of experts show you how to buy and store the ingredients for cooking later. They also teach you to organize weekly menus and cooking with all the techniques and ingredients. Thursdays are reserved for world cuisine and Tuesdays for the sweet tooth.
Infusions and ecological teas. Founded at Girona in 2010, alma uses the best available products chosen to make unique flavours. One of its main products is the Ratafia infusion. I recommend you to visit their page where you can also buy them on-line. To taste it slowly with the nose and palate.