I had the pleasure to spend lunch time in the "ArtTe" restaurant in Muntaner street in Barcelona. At the beginning of the restaurant, there is an area exclusevily dedicated to tea. Black tea, Red fruit tea, Earl Grey, any possibility is available! A tea is always a good idea is their saying! #tealovers #josocartte.
Then, there is another area, where they offer shows and concerts at night, perfect place to enjoy dinner! Jazz, photo exposititons, vermut time, opera, soul funk are examples of their monthly offers. The restaurant menu is very complete, gourmet and healthy food served in creative ways. From pasta to Tofu served in Vietnamite style, ArtTe is totally worh it!
After visiting this restaurant, we went to an art gallery nearby, Mayoral,which hosts the Cuixart temporary exhibition. The exhibition features 27 artworks including oil painting, drawings and sculpture. Mélancolie, cretaed by French composer Francis Poulenc is reproduced by a piano player. This piece of art was Cuixart´s source of inspiration.
Cuixart was awarded the First International Prize for Painting at the 5th Sao Paulo Biennial. He exposed his works at MoMA, Guggenheim Museum of New York, Tate Gallery of London among several others! Come by! ;)
I introduce you to the new fashion brand that it is having an outstanding succes in Lisbon.
A portuguese brand cretaed by the combination of Spanish and Mozambique designers and their great entrepeneurship and creativity skills.
All the bags and accesories are unique, handmade by craft artists based in Portugal using the most wonderful African fabrics imported from the continent, putting them together in a very special piece of art.
You can buy this awesome bags at " Feira das Almas" in Lisbon and try all the different kind of bags and patterns. Also you can buy them online at Merkatsu following this link: www.merkatsu.com.
"French Wink is the 1st American platfrom dedicated to support, import and gather French Creative Brands in the US in Art, Craft and Fashion."
I started to take pictures in its stand, i was delighted by the beutiful creations they have brought there, beautiful jumpers and sweaters, socks, pictures, necklaces, bracelet. Also, bags by Maison du Linge, with its lovely design and fabric.
These are versatile and multifacetic shoes. Really confortable indeed and practical! Frist, you choose the kind of shoe you wannt amonf the different styles and shapes, mocasins, bailarinas, Oxford, etc.. Infinite varieties of shoes and way more varieties of heles you can clip and un-clip to your heel. After choosing the model you want from Tanya´s quality shoes, you can buy different heles and make as much combinations as you want having a confortable and unique shoe that looks tailor-made for you!
You won´t get bored of your Tanya Heath´s chaussures, with multiple possibilities for everyday!
For example, this Oxford shoe, with pink heel during the day and Golden heel for the night!
She is a great designer, based in Paris, concretly you can find her boutique at 22 Rue du Dragon, 75006 Paris, from 10h to 19h, or call at +0983804327. Her webpage is: www.tanyaheath.com FB: talontuese and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the well-known striped shirts that you may have seen Jean Paul Gaultier usually wearing. You can find different colours besides the most common one, the navy blue. Also, black, pink or red among others. these shirts fit perfectly with jeans, specially during summer season! Simple to wear, following the french saying, the simpler, the better!
Regarding the food, France is one of the best countries for its quality food! Famous and recognised as top cuisisne around the world, we could try it on the different stand of the exhibition!
Dry-cured duck prosciutto & mesclun salad. Nutmeg bread crumbs. Succulent and intense flavour!
France´s leading cheese company, we could try the Istara, P´tit Basque type of cheese and Brie, my favourite one! There was also an sculpture dedicated to the Brand made with butter. The World Guiness Record title for largest butter sculpture.
One of Paris best bakeries with franchises all over the world, had its stand full of people buying croissants, bread and more french delicatesen!
I met Blanca in Paseo de Gracia, i "fell in love" with the way she put on the brown Shawl she wrapped around her waist. From the italian region of switzerland, and a world traveller she is now in Bcn. Ironically, I had eaten an Italian Canoli before as my brunch at Hotel Praktik Bakery, cool restaurant and quality products in Provença 279. So, two tips here: try to dress a Shawl with a long dress to give the outfit an elegant look and try the canolis at Praktik, you won,t regret! ;)