• The Best Spanish Cocktails to Drink This Summer

    One of the first things we noticed about living in Barcelona was how free-flowing and acceptable alcohol is at any time of the day! Breakfast beers, siesta cocktails and happy hour glasses clinging are acceptable (as well as expected) here! Since bars and restaurants have been shut down thanks to COVID-19 for the last 10 weeks, people here are anxious to indulge once again in their favorite tapas and cocktails alfresco! Maybe it’s because we’ve been stuck indoors for so long or haven’t dined out in what seems like FOR-ever. But one thing is for sure! We plan to go ALL out this…

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    Hair Care Secrets from Spain Discovered

    If there is one thing about my beauty regimen that I’ve been trying to understand since moving to Spain it’s the secret to hair care! I can’t quite figure out if it’s the hard city water in Barcelona or the fact that I’m about to turn 40 next year, but my hair has been such a problem lately. Maybe I started noticing it more after observing how luscious, thick and simply gorgeous Spanish women’s hair is! What’s the deal? Their locks appear healthy and unphased by the harmful effects of city water, over-processing, or the environment. What do local Spanish women of all…

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    An Introduction to Barcelona Language (And It’s Not Spanish)

    One of the biggest misconceptions about Barcelona is that Spanish is the primary language. But contrary to popular assumptions, there are several other languages spoken in this country other than Spanish depending on what region you come from. Like many things, we didn’t find this out until after relocating here! Different Languages of Spain In northern Basque region where Bilbao and San Sebastian are, the language is called…Basque. In our home city of Barcelona the first language is Catalan. Cata-who?! Yes Catalan, which comes from the region of Spain known as Catalunya including Barcelona, Girona and stretching as far south as Tarragona. This…

  • 4 Different Spanish Potato Dishes

    If you plan to visit Barcelona or even to live here (lucky you!), three things you’re guaranteed to fall in love with are the weather, the architecture and of course THE FOOD!  It only took my husband and I a matter of days to dive into Spanish tapas and what we found was a ton of Spanish potato dishes! Our favorite quickly became patatas bravas,  Think deep fried potato wedges served with both a sweet aioli and spicy salsa. And after two years of eating our way through the streets of Barcelona, we realize every restaurant has their own variation – which keeps…

  • Living in Spain: 5 Things You’ll Fall in Love With!

    The first time Tony and I visited Europe was to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary.  We took a twelve-night cruise and immediately fell in love with this part of the world – Venice, Athens, Santorini, Dubrovnik.  Our days were spent slurping gelato, strolling cobblestone streets and sitting in quiet churches admiring the centuries-old architecture. It was a dream… Can you tell this was “pre-children”?! (Cue the sound of a record player coming to a screeching halt!) We look back on that trip and recognize it was the first stepping-stone to getting us where we are today – living and breathing life in…