Hola, Barcelona!

I'm finally getting around to posting our pics from Barcelona! We hosted a surprise party for my parents 25th anniversary on Friday so I was pretty busy, but it went off without a hitch and was a huge success! Their actual anniversary is today - happy anniversary mom and dad! Love you guys! Okay, back to Barcelona - what an amazing city!! We spent our first two days at the beach at the W Barcelona and it was by far one of the coolest hotels I've ever stayed at. We relaxed at the hotel until that evening, and then headed to the Primavera Sound music festival to see Arcade Fire. Such an awesome festival - unfortunately, I got my phone stolen! Not a big deal, I just lost a few pictures I had from that day.

The next day we got massages and spent some time at the spa at the W, which was wonderful. It was raining, so we headed over to the Barcelona casino for a bit before heading to dinner at Barraca. Some of the best paella I've ever had - and the burrata salad was to die for. The wine wasn't too shabby either!securedownload-33On Saturday, we headed downtown to the Le Meridien, where we spent the rest of our trip. As much as I loved the W, it was a little secluded so I'm glad we got the best of both worlds. Our hotel was conveniently located right off of La Rambla, so we spent Saturday just wandering around the city. We made our way over to La Boqueria, which is an amazing outdoor market. Check out all of the amazing colors!! DSCN0268The fresh fruit juices were so good and only 1 euro! DSCN0272 DSCN0276 DSCN0278 DSCN0279 DSCN0281After the market, we found the Barcelona Cathedral. It was so beautiful! DSCN0329DSCN0312DSCN0317DSCN0314DSCN0316I loved this courtyard in the middle of the church - so calming and peaceful!DSCN0296DSCN0301DSCN0293One of the coolest things we did was take an elevator to the roof of the cathedral - talk about a view!!DSCN0321DSCN0322DSCN0324One of the best things about Barcelona is wandering around the streets and alleys - it's the perfect city to get lost in. DSCN0285 DSCN0286 DSCN0290 DSCN0331Saturday night we had the most incredible dinner at Cinc Sentits, which means 5 senses. 12 courses and wine pairings later, we rolled ourselves home. Wow - it really did utilize all 5 senses and was a true experience. Seriously some of the best food we've ever had. If you're in Barcelona, I highly recommend making a reservation. It's pricey, but you won't be disappointed! The attention to detail on every dish was amazing - we even had this adorable welcome on our table when we arrived. securedownload-32Tomorrow, I'll post all about Gaudi and the amazing architecture in Barcelona - some of my favorite pics from the entire trip!

xo Court