We just had one of the best days ever. My man rebooked his trip to Zürich and will be staying two more nights in Stockholm before he is away a longer time again. We took the advantage to leave Leon at home and have the best of days with our oldest. It's amazing what a little wonderful creature he is. I'm like passionately in love and I truly find his company best in the world. Happy Easter to you all!
(Picture dedicated to my Dear L & little C who we both miss so much.)
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On the picture, I'm wearing this big and airy cashmere shawl in light blue and match it with a light blue cable knitted sweater.
My mother is wearing another favourite that I have as well (both in black and grey), baby cashmere sweater which is lighter, thinner and just melts on your body.
Post a newly taken picture of you - This one is from Gran Hotel La Florida, three days ago, enjoying the view, the food and the complexion from the lushy hills around Barcelona.
What was the best part with the wknd? - To see how much my little sister grew and developed from her education, the clear goals in her life and this move to BCN. Second best, to be able to have long, fascinating conversations with her and my mother which I haven't been able to during the last year, or since I got two children.
What did you last eat - After my Pilates today at this place, I meet up my man and had a heavy smoothie and a muffin at Blueberry in NK. I've had some sweets after that since my new found, very sweet friend a couple of blocks from our house and her daughter invited us to participate in the cute easter tradition which is; walk around the neighbourhood and give a little paintings from the kids and be given sweets in return. All dressed as small witches or chickens.
Which four countries have the best food? - I love Asian food (Thai and Chinese), but of course the French or let's say South of France food with a lot of earth picked vegetables, herbs, fresh meat and olive oil. I'm also fond of the italian food and classic Swedish "husmanskost". I normally love and have a very intense relationship with cuisine (at the moment I almost lost my appetite because it's not one single calm moment in my life), so peruvian have to be added. Lissie took us to one of the best restaurants in town and I had one of the best three course menus ever there.
Which countries food to you think less of? - I'm not fond of Spanish to be honest. Tapas, Pinche, Paella is a no go in my world.
Best city for food? - Marrakech was a superb surprise, I also liked Sydney and Miami. Barbados was also a really cool place to botanise in awesome restaurants with well renames around the big top chefs.
What will you eat for dinner tonight? - Well, I just got a very nice wine, so maybe a medium warm potato salad with dill/vinegar/olive-oil/agave dressing, topped with fresh celery, spring onion, carrots, sugar snaps and a nice piece of meat to it.
If you could chose one desert for the rest of your life? - I'm not the biggest fan of deserts, I rather lay in front of a film with some nice chocolate or sweets and just relax. But a nicely prepared Gino would always work. It's fresh, sweet and have white chocolate, fruits and coconut.
What do you miss at this precise moment? - Two things. A working help for our house and my sister.(it's so chaotic and crazy to be home with both children and have a big house).
Favourite toast? - Not super fond of toast, but if i would make one warm myself in a toast maker I would make it like my parents did when I was small. Bread, butter, mustard, ketchup, cheese, ham and a slice of pineapple.
What sort of music did you listen to latest? - Some random tracks from all of our Hotel Costes.
Best restaurant experience latest? - In Zürich: Bindella or Coco's, in Stockholm: Operakällaren and in Barcelona: No doubts the same answer as my sister since we experienced it together. This small, fusion of peruvan/chinese cousine. It was a pure, gastronomic paradise both in the knowledge of the passionate owner of this exciting fusion and the way it was presented. We also had the absolute best cocktails ever, a strong, completely full with flavours - Pisco Sour.
(bag: Chloé from Gillblads.se, cashmere sweater: Alexander McQueen & shades: Prada)
Some places in your life will remain magical forever. This city is for sure one of those. I feel like Barcelona has such a laid back, easy going but yet fun and eccentric atmosphere. Everyone is seeking some form of pleasure wether it's in food, environment, cultural or in other people. For many reasons, it's not at all a fashion city like Paris, Milano, London, New York, Rome, but with the sun so close to the heart and the water next to it - who could even start focusing on that? I truly think it's the natures surrounding who made it much more mañana, a place to just be and let yourself be free.
Even so, Barcelona is offering a wide span of marvellous hotels, bars and restaurant and I always take great pleasure in exploring my favourites over and over and trying out some new ones while being here.
Ohh, I just can't wait to go back and get butterflies in my belly when I realise I will do so in less then two weeks.
Four years ago, Barcelona was my secret playground. The place I went to feel free, wild and to indulge everything life have to offer as often as I could.
This time I went with my mother to visit my little sister and we eat at, what I would say is some of the best restaurants in town. I had memories flushing by my eyes at most places. The craziness of life in a quick speeded lifestyle, so far from where I am in life right now.
It became more clear then ever, why I decided so passionately to document my life with all of these pictures. To never forget. To capture life's all exciting changes.