Eating out, Personal, Travel

Memories from Paris

I can’t remember when was the first time I learned about Paris. Maybe it was in a movie. Probably in history class. Doesn’t matter, I’ve always wanted to go. Ever since I saw my first nouvelle vague film I’ve wanted to pretend I’m a careless Godard girl in a cute dress. Or channel my inner Julia Child and speak terrible french while I’m stuffing my face with macarons or some buttery food. And fulfilling my lifetime dream of a getting lost in front of impressionist art in the museum d’Orsay. Also, Disney Land. Yes, for the first time in my 26 years of age, I had never ridden a crazy teacup until a few months ago. Thanks to the fact that I was laid off which was really a blessing in disguise, I got to do all that.

This is mostly pictures of my (brief) trip to Paris this past May and also an attempt to make more space on my phone. But seriously, Paris was a dream. I had carb-a-cide breakfasts every day, I went to my favorites movie locations, and I got to see my favorite works of art. Oh, and croissants, plenty of buttery, flaky and delicate croissants. Are you ready for the boring ride?

I mean come the fuck ON.

 

 

Even the small ones were delicious.

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Barcelona, Cocktails, Eating out, Tapas

Fizzy Holiday Cocktails and Tapas at Casa Lolea

I have a daytime drinking policy: it’s only okay at brunch and when having aperitifs with tapas. And vermuth. And best friend crisis. And boy problems. Well, those are several policies, but who’s counting?Also, another one if to kickstart the holiday season after a very fat Thanksgiving weekend. So, why not with a few fizzy cocktails and tapas at one of my most beloved neighborhood restaurants: Casa Lolea. This ain’t your run of the mill sangría and tapas place in Barcelona, which might sound like a distasteful tourist trap. It isn’t one of those. It’s an antic sangría factory from Zaragoza that opened its doors in Barcelona about a year ago. Their concept: straight up traditional sangrías, and some with a nice twist.

And so it began: fizzy cocktails and delightful tapas on a Sunday afternoon.

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