The Vintage California Bag heads to Barcelona, Spain

Well, I’ve been filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies for our trip to Barcelona, Spain. Last time I looked around I had the following items stuffed into me…Antibacterial hand wash, MAC lipstick and lipgloss, Clinique eyeliner, Chanel foundation and powder, bobby pins, ipod, cell phone, passport, business cards, Orbit cinnamint gum (I love the smell of this stuff!), feminine products, Tylenol, other random medications (I think I saw some Xanax… Kym, my owner, always take this when she travels on a plane), nail polish, Gas-x (gotta have this. you know how awful airplane food is.

Yuck), Beano (to try and avoid having to take Gas-X, US currency and Euros, credit cards…Well, I think there is more, but aren’t you getting bored reading all this?

We fly out of LAX through Paris (love the Charles de Gaulle airport by the way.Probably my absolute favorite) to Barcelona. The flight is the usual boring uneventful experience. The plane is crowded, which certainly shows people are still spending money to travel.

We arrive at our hotel, which is the amazing Hotel Arts. It’s a Ritz Carlton property. I can’tbegin to explain how awesome this place is..It’s a modern high end hotel located right on the Mediterranean Sea. Our room has the most gorgeous view of the ocean from high in the sky…The spa is 5 star. The food to die for. The location could’t be better. You walk right out of the hotel onto the main paths along the ocean. There are restaurants, clubs, people riding bikes, jogging, boating, etc.

The trip consisted of LOTS of partying at the CLUBS!! This place is crazy!..I haven’t been anywhere, yet, that can match the nightlife in Barcelona.

We would get to the first club around 12midnight and leave around 7am…We danced, had drinks, met new people all night long… The great thing about Barcelona is that even the Tapas Bars are open throughout the night. The city really comes to life after dark.

When we would finally wake up around 12noon. We would eat a nice healthy salad or tapas and head to the gym. After everyone was feeling up to speed again, it was off to see the sights. Barcelona iscity mixed with old world architecture and new modern architecture..It’s cool to see how the two blend together so easily. A fun place to check out is Las Ramblas, a well known boulevard in Barcelona,filled with cafes, markets, shops, museums, and very interesting human art statues and street performers.

Happy Travels,

The Vintage Cali Bag