Sunday 24 August 2014

Brilliant Barcelona

It already seems like a long time ago (I've started my new adventure in the big smoke since- more on that later!), but this time last week I was exploring all that brilliant Barcelona has to offer with my very favourite person. Me and Dave had such an amazing time and seeing as Barcelona was as beautiful as it was brilliant I thought I'd share some of my holiday snaps with you... 

We stayed in a lovely hotel called the Gran Ronda which had the best little balcony overlooking a quaint Spanish street. The breakfasts were great, we had free wifi (#winning) and it was about 20 minutes from Las Ramblas which is essentially the big tourist strip. Even though we were just 20 minutes from central Barcelona, we walked soooo many miles everyday as we didn't want to miss anything and there were endless windy little sidestreets, markets, art, statues and parks to explore. One of my favourite things about Barcelona was actually the architecture as every building, be it only a bank, was so huge and impressive. A lot of the buildings were designed by Gaudi so had amazing colourful abstract details and I couldn't get over how stunning his cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, looked even though it won't be fully finished for a good few years. We also acted like big kids at the zoo and poor Dave got dragged to Sephora three times because I couldn't get enough of it- haul to follow of course! It was an action packed few days but we did make time to soak up the sun on the beautiful (if not rather naked) beach and head out for tapas dinners and jugs of sangria each evening as well as displays of the Font Magica. Overall I'd highly recommend an escape to Barcelona because you get the best of both a city and beach break. There's so much to simply walk and see that you don't need to take a lot of spending money and you'll find everything is slightly cheaper than it is in the UK too. I would suggest taking a good pair of comfy walking shoes though as my sandals ended up killing my poor little feet and pre book anything you want to do like the zoo or Sangrada Familia online to avoid queuing. Any time you save, you can spend in Sephora afterall...

So that was my delightful summer holiday -lookbook to follow tomorrow- but now I'm getting into the swing of my brand new London job as Social Media Coordinator for Feel Unique! I've absolutely loved it so far and we're going to be doing lots of really exciting new things, especially with bloggers, so make sure you're following the Feel Unique Twitter and Instagram so you don't miss out. This also means I'll be leaving Chelmsford at the end of September and moving back home for a bit before moving in with Dave after Christmas in London. Such exciting stuff!

Where did you go on your summer holidays this year? 


  1. Great photos ! And congratz with the new job !! xx

  2. Looks like you had a great time, lovely photos!

  3. Monokini in my favorite city (so far) will always be one of my fondest memories! x

  4. I've always wanted to visit Barcelona, and this post has made me desperate! Will be nagging my boyfriend from now until next summer! Congratulations on your new job - best of luck :)

    lillies and lipbalm

  5. I've always wanted to go to Barcelona! Your photos are making me want to go even more!
    Congratulations on the new job Meg! I've been a bit out of the loop for a while with finishing my degree so i had no idea you'll be working with Feel Unique now! Wow - good luck - I wish you all the best :) xx

  6. I went to Barcelona this summer too! I went backpacking through Europe :) I have actually wrote about it on my blog if you fancied having a read :)



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