Tag Archives: Sant Antoni

El Recibidor

20 Jun

While in Sant Antoni the other day to shoot photos for last Tuesday’s blogpost, I decided it was high time to take you to El Recibidor. You see, it has been here for a while now (in fact, one year) and is a fabulous shop to go get your vintage fix.

In a long space that is full of gorgeous pieces from the 50s 60s and 70s, sourced mainly from the UK and Germany, you are bound to find something you “need”. And at a very reasonable price too!

But it’s not only furniture you’ll find at El Recibidor, but fun paraphernalia also…

… as well as a fabulous selection of lampsvases, record holders, perfume bottles and not to miss: superb posters from those wonderful years where quality and style were just that bit more interesting.

Be sure to pop in (El Recibidor is found on Carrer Viladomat 9) and have a wander among the many treasures you’ll find in this fab shop. And if you are in town on Saturday, make sure to go, for they will be celebrating their 1st anniversary with drinks and a contest. The best dressed (in 50s or 60s style) gets to win a selection of vintage goodies. Are you going to miss it?

El Recibidor opens from: Mon – Fri: 4pm – 8.30pm and Sat: 11am – 2pm + 4pm – 8.30pm

*** El Recibidor now also has an online shop! So pull out your credit card and buy those lovely items from the comfort of your (vintage) sofa: www.elrecibidor.com

Café Cometa

18 Jun
Café Cometa Carrer Parlament, 20 Barcelona

Cometa – Carrer Parlament 20

On a sunny corner in the Sant Antoni neighborhood, Café Cometa has been going strong for over 6 months now, so it was high time I showed you this lovely place.

Cometa is a bright space with clean lines, sturdy, simple furniture and lots of plants, as well as touches of colour, among which aqua and red play an important role.

Café Cometa Carrer Parlament, 20 Barcelona

Bench seating

But that is just the (rather lovely) decor. What’s important is what comes out from behind their bar, in the way of yummie pastries, delicious and freshly made juices, the good coffee and their tasty lunch menus

Café Cometa Carrer Parlament, 20 Barcelona

Bar belles

Cometa is obviously a place you must visit when around the Sant Antoni area. Whether you take place at the bar on one of the sensational stools, or have a seat at one of the window tables, or cozy up on the bench beneath the many artful prints, you’re going to enjoy the time you spend here. But hey, don’t take my word for it, check out the rest of the images and find out for yourself the next time you’re in the neighborhood!

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Under renovation

5 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Main entrance

I don’t know about you, but when an interesting building is closed for renovation, I start dreaming of what it might look like, once it reopens…

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