4 summer highlights in Barcelona. That’s a fraction of all the adventures. It is funny how this summer somehow feels like both: so long and so short! Starting off in April when we arrived in Barcelona and since then going and flowing. Technically it is already autumn – and yes, days are getting shorter, nights chillier. But: I am still greeting the sun every morning, embracing the warmth and the slight ocean breeze [ picture me in skirt and barefoot on the terrace ]. Total happiness! While I am really looking forward to Christmas time, it makes me sad to realise this year comes to an end. Well, nothing lasts forever I guess – except for the many experiences, memories and moments I have been collecting a long the way, treasuring in my heart for ever. I am recording 4 summer highlights that spontaneously come to my mind.
Celebrating love, life, friendship and our 30th Birthday, Isabelle’s and mine. On Montjuic in Barcelona, under a sunny blue sky, surrounded by palm trees, live music and the best ever amigos that came to celebrate with us! We could not have wished for more [ okay maybe for more food, but that’s a detail ]. Baraunda played for us – every single song was a hit and one of them a sweet and special surprise: Flurin’s surprise birthday slash love song. Aaaaaaaaaaah! I’ll never forget this night of all nights which definitely made me celebrate away all my “I-am-30” struggles!! Yaaassssss!
I have always loved hosting people. Whereas at home [ I mean in Switzerland ] this normally includes a few hours, a dinner or a brunch. When you are in Barcelona, people come for a weekend or stay even longer. That’s when Gaudi-House turns into a little bed and breakfast! And I love how these days are not about a touristy relay race, but about embracing a slower pace, enjoying the terrace and the company. Breakfasts and aperitivos under the pergola which flow seamlessly into each other, a lot of laughing, talking and more laughing. Days like these!
We’ve spent one week of this summer in Portugal together with 6 friends. In a house with barbecue and pool, very close to the beach and the kite school. Perfecto! Although we [ for once ] were not in desperate need of holidays, it was good to spend some days with lovely friends, exploring a small part of the beautiful Portuguese Atlantic coast.
Beach Days for the win
Palm trees and ocean breeze… beach days for the win!! And à discretion, please! Literally got loads of vitamin sea in 2017! This year for sure broke all the records regarding the number of anual beach days. Sometimes it’s not even about physically going to the beach – but knowing that you could go [ in only 15 minutes by bike ] is enough. Sometimes you just feel like a morning run or a walk by the sea. Cycling to the beach and back home is such a feeling of freedom and excitement – and still somehow unreal. Such a luxury!
With mucho love,