copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Hi,  I am a multi-disciplinary designer and have lived in Barcelona for more than nine years. This city has captivated my heart and continues to surprise and delight me, practically on a daily basis. No wonder I am passionate about my surroundings! There is so much beauty, art, shopping, food and action to see, do, experience and above all, enjoy, to keep me going for quite a few years yet…

Apart from my activities as a designer, I also run the Cute Suite, which is a suite of rooms for rent in the delightful neighbourhood called El Raval, in the Old Town (Ciutat Vella) of Barcelona. On these pages, I will share with you the things to do or see in Barcelona that I find inspiring, enjoyable or simply note-worthy.  I hope you enjoy your visit!


22 Responses to “About”

  1. Anne May 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Hola chica. Wat een ontzettend leuk blog. mag ik hem toevoegen op mijn blog Spanjewensen?

    • Lisette van de Graaf May 13, 2011 at 8:20 am #

      ¡Hola Anne! Hartelijk dank voor je compliment. By all means, voeg ‘m toe – jouw blog is ook erg leuk!

  2. Esther June 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Hoi Lisette, ik kwam op je blog via Bloesem en daar kwam ik weer via mijn werk; ik ben een boekje aan het eindredigeren waar dit in voorkomt. Je maakt mooie foto’s! Leuk om ‘mijn’ buurtje zo in beeld te zien.
    Groetjes, Esther

    • Lisette van de Graaf June 6, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

      Hallo Esther, hartelijk dank voor je compliment over mijn foto’s! Fijn dat je mijn beelden over ‘jouw’ buurtje leuk vind… Groetjes, Lisette

  3. Allie July 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    this blog should be printed out and installed on every train in the world

  4. La Botigueta del Raval July 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Has been a pleasure receiving your visit tonight.

    Hope see you soon,

    Sgned. La Botigueta del Raval

    • Lisette van de Graaf July 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

      It was a delight to discover your cute shop! I’ll be round soon to take photos…. Hasta pronto!

  5. Elisabet August 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Hey!!! Lovely blog!!! I’m from Barcelona but living in England. After seeing your beautiful pictures I got a little homesick :_( But happy at the same time you got to show the true beauty of Barcelona so other can appreciate the little details that make this city so unique. The great thing about this city is that wherever you look there is a little thing that catches your attention and you showed it really well on your blog. Is nice to see people from other countries see and feel Barcelona the same way we do.


    • Lisette van de Graaf August 10, 2011 at 8:19 am #

      Thanks very much for your lovely comments! It’s hard not to delight in all the lovely details that are all over the place in BCN – they still catch my eye after 7 years and no doubt will continue to do so for more years to come… xx

  6. jk June 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    i took the same photo of the gaudi tiles when i was in barcelona last year- your blog is making me miss it !! :(

    • Lisette June 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

      They’re lovely, aren’t they? You may have to come back for another visit, he he!

  7. SoundEagle September 2, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Happy September to you and may you enjoy the new season!

    Barcelona and Spain have had the influence of the East and West, Islam and Christianity, Europe and Africa, the junction and influence of many cultures and peoples, the simultaneous fusions and reinterpretations of traditions and practices, the cauldron and wellspring of ideas and innovations . . . .

    May you continue to find inspirations in Spain, where it rains mainly on the plain!

    • Lisette September 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      Thanks very much! Lisette

      • SoundEagle September 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

        You are very welcome! Cheers!

  8. Jacqui Cleijne Fine Artist October 1, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Barcelona is a big top of the list destination and of course I will stay at the Cute Suite :) Your photos Lisette are beautiful and feels like I am on holiday there already, just feeling into them. x Jac, Tassie

    • Lisette October 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks for your lovely comments, dear Jacqui! Of course you will be most welcome at the Cute Suite when you come and visit Barcelona! xx Lisette

  9. thelookes March 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Just discovered your blog and am loving it so far! Come and check us out too, bloggers from Barcelona blogging about all things Made in Spain!

    • Lisette March 27, 2013 at 9:52 am #

      Hi! Thanks for your kind comment! Thanks for the invitation, I will definitely have a wander around your blogposts to check them out!


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