Santa Rita

27 Apr
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A whole lotta heart

For some time now I have wanted to let you in on a little ‘secret’. It’s one of my favourite shops, and lucky me, it’s just around the corner from the Cute Suite!

Located on Carrer Doctor Dou 11, very close to the MACBA and CCCB, in the leafy residential part of El Raval which I am lucky to call my home.

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Doctor Dou 11

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Personal attention

The shop is owned by two very friendly sisters (who offer knowledgeable and pleasant, personal attention to all their customers) and stocks a great selection of beautiful books, vinyl records, CDs, lamps and all sorts of gadgets.

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Vinyls and books

The decor is beautifully white and bright, and to make it all seem even brighter the back walls and counter have been clad in mirrors. Obviously, this also makes the shop (which isn’t tiny) seem larger.

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Mirror mirror on the wall...

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Lamp by Federico Frangi

The lamps Santa Rita sells, are hand-made by a friend of mine Federico Frangi, from folded pieces of parchment. I love the way they just glow – their light is so subtle and beautiful!

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CDs

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Children's books

Santa Rita has a very good selection of incredibly beautiful children’s books, and also a broad spectrum of books related to design, publicity and creativity.

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'Food' for designers

Propped between the many books, you can also find fun gadgets and games, which are great as gifts.

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Gadgets galore

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Plenty to browse

There is a lot to see, so be prepared to spend quite a while browsing their books and records, or checking out their pretty objects or fun gadgets.

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Lucky owls

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Well windowed

And before you leave, check out the wall next to the window…

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Santa Rita

Santa Rita presides this wall, and below her, a cute table with a collection of icons and lucky charms. Believe or not, I wish them all the luck in the world – with a lovely shop like this one, they well deserve it!

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Lucky charms

2 Responses to “Santa Rita”

  1. Federico April 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Que lindo!

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