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Jeremy gave me one of my very first comments on this blog and i’ll always be very thankful for that! 😉 Not to metion that FromBarcelona is one of my favourite blogs and is on my daily must read list!! Jeremy recently published a collection of short stories about Barcelona and the book is now available  on Amazon US & UK. I can’t wait to read it and will definately put it on my Xmas shopping list for my Barcelona aficionada friends!! Check out Amazon’s description below! Well Done Jeremy!


One Unique City, Ten Revealing Stories… A contemporary collection of short stories inspired by Barcelona, its history, its legends and its people including: First Impressions: Exploring the metro, Las Ramblas and the labyrinthine alleys of the Barrio Gotico you go in search of an elusive Spanish beauty in a white dress and meet a gruff book seller who introduces you to the legend behind the city. Senyor Jordi i el Drac: In this quirky retelling of the classic story of Saint George, an old knight and his squire battle a bat-winged beast, saving a village and a princess, on their way from to the kingdom of Barcelona where their friend, Don Quixote, awaits. A Book for A Rose: Meet Johnny – a long term American expat who wonders if it will be the first Sant Jordi the sun doesn’t shine – and Elena – the Spanish beauty who breaks his heart, giving him something more valuable than romance in the process. CSI Barcelona: The death of an English man has Dr. Josep Caldet searching for the killer. His investigation uncovers a hidden underworld that lurks beneath the beautiful city as he discovers the price some are willing to pay to live in Barcelona. Running the Gauntlet: A motley crew of locals and expats decide to take back Barcelona’s streets from the pickpockets and thieves. They grab a drink or two along the way, in some of the city’s most famous bars, before the night ends with a bang. The Crypt of Colonia GĂźell: Barcelona’s most famous architect, Antoni GaudĂ­, is being crushed by his designs for La Sagrada Familia until his benefactor, Eusebio GĂźell, offers him a commission that challenges their friendship. Barcelona Gothic: Based on true events, Urquinaona 4 is a mysterious building located in the famed L’Eixample district of the city where its newest tenant, Alex, soon discovers that the cheap rent and great room comes at a terrifying price. …From Barcelona offers a fresh and unique literary perspective on this popular Catalan city, while fulfilling the interested visitor’s desire for information about places to go and things to see. Described as “City-Lit” by the author, the goal of this book is to entertain, inform and inspire you to live and breathe your own Barcelona adventure.

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Love this new video of the Plastiscines!!!

 

I wanna dance with somebody, dance with somebody….. And If i was in Barcelona I’d definately Rock it out for Mando Diao tomorrow night!!!

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Christmas is fast approaching and i found just the perfect gift for those lil ones in your family!!!
The new addition to Muji’s ______-in-a-Bag series of wooden toys is Barcelona.
It includes a little wooden Mies Barcelona Pavilion, along with the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera apartments by Gaudi!

Gotta love it!!

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No wonder that the city of colours, the city of magnificiant buildings, art, design, cultures, Gaudi… has touched the world of fashion as well. The most pioneer ambassador of Barcelona in the fashion industry is undoubtedly Custo Barcelona. Well they are a bit out there… but fact is that their celebrity clientele including Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts surely don’t mind!

“Started by brothers Custo and David Dalmau in 1981, Custo Barcelona was born on a motorcycle trip across America. Inspired by the lax attitude of southern California, the pair returned to their native Barcelona and started a business crafting T-shirts for men and women with screen-prints and illustrations. Now the brand extends to everything from suits to swimwear, and it’s still the colors and prints that keep bringing customers back. The look is bold, bright, and psychedelic, and has a particularly high appeal in international markets—they account for almost 85 percent of all company sales.” Source

Enjoy some of my favouritesfrom their latest collection (Spring/Summer 2010):

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