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Barcelona


Audrey Rogers

www.BeFrassy.net

Barcelona is a city full of charm, and at this time of year, incredibly beautiful weather. Both coastal and cosmopolitan, you could be sunbathing on the beach but then exploring vibrant city life in the next moment, and not many European cities can top that. Here's my mini guide to the Catalan capital: where to stay, eat and explore – and what to pack, of course.

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My travel wardrobe

I tend to create a small capsule collection from my wardrobe: clothes within the same colour scheme that are comfortable and can be dressed up or down. Within this I pack wear-everywhere options: a mini dress, fluid tailoring and a white top. I also throw in a graphic city dress for all my laid-back moments.

I tend to create a small capsule collection from my wardrobe: clothes within the same colour scheme that are comfortable and can be dressed up or down. Within this I pack wear-everywhere options: a mini dress, fluid tailoring and a white top. I also throw in a graphic city dress for all my laid-back moments.

Versatile but chic shoes are vital, too, and these strappy sandals are easy to wear and walk in, and go with everything. Sunglasses are my holiday wardrobe heroes and, as for handbags, I suggest compact smaller styles that can be worn close to the body. I'll also bring a bigger style for when I plan on shopping or shooting, with ample space for my purchases and camera equipment.

The city

Paseo de Gracia is probably Barcelona's most iconic street and definitely my favourite. It's grand, impressive and crammed with all kinds of beautiful things to explore and enjoy. It's also home to Casa Batllo and, of all the Gaudi attractions, this is the one I absolutely wouldn't miss – it's a real Catalan treasure.

Paseo de Gracia is probably Barcelona's most iconic street and definitely my favourite. It's grand, impressive and crammed with all kinds of beautiful things to explore and enjoy. It's also home to Casa Batllo and, of all the Gaudi attractions, this is the one I absolutely wouldn't miss – it's a real Catalan treasure.

I also love stopping at the famous Tenorio for a coffee or three: grab a seat outside or in their entrance for the best people-watching view. It's also a very Instagrammable spot, perfect for a sophisticated cafe holiday snap or ten.


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My travel beauty regime

Travelling is manic and, with Barcelona heating up, I stuck to a simple, fuss-free regime, which makes packing lighter, too. A few waves of mascara, some bronzer and a light SPF moisturiser are my essentials. I always carry a matte lipstick and balm with me, too.

The Fairmont Hotel

Tucked away on the quieter, more charming side of Diagonal, I could easily while away a few days at their gym, two enormous pools, spa and restaurants. The hotel effortlessly fuses modern and traditional décor and the views from my bedroom were breathtaking; the huge window positioned centre of the room showcased the city in all its beauty.

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