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… and this is the first time i’ve ever said that! But tomorrow is my Birthday (i know Happy Birthday to me! :)) and what better way to celebrate than trying a new sport out. Ok, i did try it before, but that is a whole different story, which ended up with a lost snowboard, the rescue team “rescuing” me and turned out to be the mot expensive vacation  ever…  and afterall i did not spend more than 10 minutes on the board, Anyway BF says i have the “ideal body” for snowboarding so he invested in snowboarding gear (birthday and xmas present) and i invest in trying not to break myself! Wish me luck! I’ll be in the Alps….

P.s: check out my skiing near Barcelona roundup!

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Baking anything good?

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Lately i’ve been mad about Mad Men, the US series about Madison Avenue advertising executives set in the ’60s and i spotted the gorgeous sofa/bed that Betty is lying on while at the psychologist…. Well turns out it is a famous piece of furniture called the Barcelona day bed!

My other addiction lately…. Chocolate! Hmm so comforting to buckle up under a blanket and open up one of those Santa chocs!  🙂

But look at that! Someone crafted the Barcelona day bed entirely out of chocolate!

Created by Leandro Erlich and Guido Mogni it’s a piece of art to die for!

“Walking closer, one realized that the couch was made of chocolate, each pleat, button, and stitch lovingly rendered with a thick coating that looked (and felt) eerily like leather. As the maid brandished serving utensils and sliced into the couch, she revealed the glorious truth: a moist, buttery layer cake with hints of cream, coffee, and liquor buried inside. The pillow was even softer, fashioned from an airy angel food cake spiked with vanilla. Viewers had difficulty deciding whether to stare or eat, but quickly settled on the latter.”

Oh how i wish i could rip that button off with my teeth!

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For me December = lots of sweets! Have you heard of PapaBubble? They are a fantastic store making the dreams of thousands come true with personalized handmade caramelos! Si si!!! Their first store opened in Barcelona in 2004, and since than they conquered Tokio, Amsterdam, New York, Seaul, Lisbon and Taipei. I love the way their store look, their creativity and this is one of those great and unique Christmas gift ideas for someone special! 🙂 Yummyyyy

I love all things dodgy and messy and artistic and unique, qualities that are normally not part of the de luxe life. Nevertheless i do like to treat myself and “my significant other” to some luxury every once in a while.

I found THIS great, chic and inspiring article on Forbes traveller about the supposingly coolest places in Barcelona. Restaurants, bistros, tapas, shopping, chocolate, hotels, museums….

hmmmm as for me, I can’t wait to splurge in Espai Sucre (an all-dessert incredibly chic restaurant)

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Vanilla cream with coffee, black cardamom and banana

Check it out and tell me… what is your favourite over the top indulgence in BCN? Any cool terrace bars, restaurants, beach joints or penthouse spots?


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