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Saturday pop-up

11 Jun

Last Saturday Carolina Blue (remember this lovely shop?) hosted a delightful pop-up flower market,  named “Field of Dreams”, which was organised by the lovely Carolina Carrasco + Marianne Krauss of The Treasures.

Saturday in Barcelona: flower market at Carolina Blue

Flower crowns

During the morning hours gorgeous flower crowns were made, and pretty flowers and plants in lovely pots or (hanging) bundles were displayed and sold.

And in the afternoon and evening, great tunes were played by Rhys and his band, while visitors enjoyed a glass (or two) of bubbly fruit cocktail, and a couple of  little boys twirled away on their impromptu dance floor to the delight of their mothers and other onlookers. It was a truly charming event, the likes of which I hope will repeat itself across Barcelona often!

Saturday in Barcelona: flower market at Carolina Blue

Great players


Hello Spring!

20 Mar
Barcelona Cute Suite Spring blooms

Plaça de Lluis Millet

Hello Spring! You are always a welcome arrival! Longer days, rising temperatures, flowers blooming everywhere… Even Barcelona’s buildings are flowering in your honor, showing off various decorative techniques, such as the sgraffito in its two-tone glory (above), and an interior version which has been painted over in just one colour (below).

Barcelona Cute Suite Spring blooms

Carrer Alzina

Barcelona Cute Suite Spring blooms

La Rambla

Some buildings boast colourful mosaics (above) with floral motives, while other, more humble ones, apply a cast iron flower to a simple door (below).

Barcelona Cute Suite Spring blooms

Carrer Pou de l’Estanc

Barcelona Cute Suite Spring blooms

Carrer Aragò

Wrought iron, here in a delicate example on the windows of Fundaciò Tàpies (above), and the bas-relief technique (below) applied to a single bud in a crown of leaves. All these gorgeous flowers are a tribute to the season that starts today: Hello Spring!

Barcelona Cute Suite Spring blooms

Carrer Calella

For more examples of floral beauties on Barcelona’s buildings, check this post from 2011.

Petal power – [eliurpí]’s new collections

26 Feb
Eli Urpi SS13 collection

Petal power

You may remember Eli Urpí from my visit last year to her home, where she makes incredibly beautiful hats and headdresses… Well this young designer has created a new collection of hats for this Spring/Summer season and added a small collection of clothes to go with them! Please allow me to present: *drumroll* Petal power – [eliurpí]’s new collections!

The head pieces that [eliurpí] creates continue to be handcrafted in her home studio, while the garments are made in small ateliers in the Barcelona metropolitan area.

Eli Urpi SS13 collection

It’s a flower thing

Both collections have a profusion of floral elements in common, resulting in a range of clothes and head pieces which complement each other perfectly and create a charming, delicate and romantic style that is so characteristic of [eliurpí].


Be sure to check out the [eliurpí] website for a full overview of the collections and the Facebook page for the latest news from this sweet designer. You’ll find a list of stockiest on the website, but if you are abroad (as many of you, dear readers, are) then you can shop for these delightful items in the online boutique. Happy shopping! It’s pretty chilly right now, but before you know it, Spring will be here and you’ll want to work your petal power!

Photos by N.Umpiérrez for Eli Urpí.

No water needed

29 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Flower house – Carrer de l’Or

These days we’ve been hit by a heatwave in Barcelona (and many parts of Europe, in fact) and it is quite a task to keep my plants and flowers from wilting. But by watering them often they seem to be holding up OK. No water needed for these flowers! You can see why…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Far East flower – Carrer Lleona

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Where flowers (and hemp) rule

22 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

On the glass ceiling

Last week I showed you images of the Hemp Museum Gallery and promised to show you details of the palace it is housed in, the Palau Mornau. Well here they are, in a slideshow after the page break, images from the palace where flowers (and hemp) rule

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BCN Handmade – Adore

9 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Alexandra Nodes

As I told you yesterday, today I have a new BCN Handmade for you, and I am really happy about it, because it’s taken a while to organise this one. Today I am introducing you to the very lovely Alexandra Nodes, who makes the most scrumptious handmade, natural beauty products, which smell unbelievably yummie. Here goes: BCN Handmade – Adore

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23 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Blossom on Montjuïc

Spring arrived this week, and after a couple of days of blustery wind and lots of (much needed) rain, the weekend is here, so what better, than to go out and enjoy the blossoms and blooms, as well as budding leaves in nature? In Barcelona, nature is a little scarce, but we are lucky to have many parks to enjoy a bit of greenery. A great place to get closer to nature, is Montjuïc, so here we go – let’s enjoy Spring!

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Bloomin’ beautiful!

25 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Diputació

There’s a building on Carrer Diputació number 235, which appears to be practically overgrown with flowers. It’s really quite something, so I just had to share it with you.

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Stone roses (and other flowers)

21 Dec copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Marqués de Campo Sagrado

Happy Winter solstice! From today on, the days are getting longer again, hurray! To celebrate, I got you bunch of flowers (roses and other kinds too). Hope you like them! (You don’t mind they’re made of stone, right?) Enjoy!

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Flower power

22 Jun Copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
Copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Ramalleres

Hi! How is the week treating you so far?After the architecture of the past days, I thought I would treat you to some floral beauties today. (How does that sound?) You’d be surprised at the amount of flowers that grace Barcelona’s streets at this time of year!

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