My sister was visiting me from London last weekend and it coincided with a weekend of fun events in Barcelona. A pop up brunch at Espacio 88, the 2nd Eat Street by BCNmes and a weekend of open artist studios in Gracia and Poble Nou. My perfect day begins with a great coffee so the two of us were there, cup in hand by 10:30 a.m. I had a bagel from the guys at Cloud Street Bakery, split down the middle with two fat slices of foie gras, a drizzle of maple syrup and a fried egg, topped with shaggy rocket and some crumbs of briny feta cheese.
Barcelona starts late, even on a weekday some shops only roll up their shutters at 10am so getting there early (yes 10:30 on a saturday is early here) was a brain wave. We lingered at the table. I told Donna – the pop up florist – how much I liked her banana leaf display in Espacio 88 and bought a gorgeous bouquet of peonies (her day job is florist to the Ritz).
This Must Be The Place was playing at some point. It was all kind of perfect.