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Finding Zen in Barcelona.

Last week I left grey cold London for beautiful blue-skied Barcelona. The trip was so last minute, I found out that two of my friends from the final year of uni was over from Asia and making a pit stop in Barcelona. I booked the EasyJet flights and left bright and early Monday morning flew out. I stepped off that plane as light as air, the weather was just so beautiful, a mild 18 degrees. The journey into the city is so easy, just one hop on a bus, I made my way down La Rambla and found my friends in an amazing little art shop both with an arm full of sketchbooks and paints. I joined them and bought a little red journal, that I spent the two days filling with notes, sketches and little photos from my Instax mini.

We went on to get some beautiful seafood tapas and sangria and catch up on everything we have been up to since leaving uni. Darlene has got a studio and Singapore and as amazing creative plans for the next two years, Evonne now is working on her illustration and has plans to be a freelance illustrator. Is there anything better than catching up with friends over beautiful food? We then headed for something sweeter and had the most amazing cakes and doughnuts in this beautiful little chocolate shop.

After wandering around the beautiful streets we popped into the girls Airbnb to drop off the bags and grab something to drink. They were staying in the cutest little Spanish flat with the most perfect tiny little balcony. It had the most perfect little kitchen diner and two perfectly sized rooms. I got major home envy and cannot wait to get my own little place.
I wore a super easy casual outfit, with this fun T-shirt from ASOS, Jeans from River Island, South Beach sunnies and ASOS bag and shoes. We headed down to the beach to catch the sunset, and it was just too perfect for words, I felt just so calm and at peace in the warm evening sun.

http://www.riverisland.com/
This was the first trip I took my Instax mini and I am so happy I did, I love photography I love editing the photos afterwards to show off the locations and views in the best light, but there is something so freeing taking pictures in the moment with no control in how they will turn out. My journal is full of beautiful little snapshots of the trip in filtered and perfect.  On the second day, we headed out to the Museum of Modern Art. I have never felt so calm and inspired. The exhibition of modern portraiture was just stunning, we stood soaking it all in, sketching and just enjoy the peaceful place. It was like an oasis of art, calm and inspiration. It is a MUST for any artists or designers to visit if you go to Barcelona. 

I’m totally in love with the fit of river island jeans, they just seem to fit me so much better than other high st brands  http://www.riverisland.com/

A lot of the outfit was from the ASOS sale but here are some of my new season favourites to recreate the look:


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16 Comments

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    Violette
    February 18, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I’ve never been to Barcelona but it looks beautiful and so much!

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    Rubi
    February 19, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Love your outfit Gigi!! Those tinted sunglasses are super awesome!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

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    Radi
    February 19, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Last minute spontaneous trips like these seem to be so much FUN! Love all these colorful photos.
    Glad you had an awesome time!

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    Dominique
    February 20, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Your trip looks absolutely amazing! I love your little apartment, it’s absolutely adorable. Also, the doughnut store looks insane. Amazing post hun xx

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    VVEEKEND 101
    February 22, 2018 at 10:51 am

    the scenery looks reaaaally nice and i love the ruffles detail on ur tshirt! <3

    VVEEKEND 101

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    Keri
    February 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    These photos are sooo gorgeous!! Love the edits 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

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    Missy May
    February 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Barcelona! A city on my travel wishlist. Looks like you had a great time with your friends. Great shots, you look good and I like your tee.

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    vanessa
    February 23, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Barcelona is always a good idea!!

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    Susanne - Bag at you
    February 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Your photos look amazing!! Love Barcelona and your top is super cute! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

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    Topik
    February 25, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you so much Gigi! You are much kind:)

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    suresh lukhi
    February 26, 2018 at 5:44 am

    hey Gorgeous dear,
    This post important and really good the for me is.keep up and thanks to writer for sharing amazing details…

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    historiaregni
    February 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Gigi, thanks for the article post.Really thank you! Great.

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    June Liu
    March 2, 2018 at 5:58 am

    I like these pictures so much, the colors are great, like you.

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    MAHRYSKA
    March 4, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    loving your top hun!!
    kisses from the sandpit of dubai ❤︎
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    Cris
    March 6, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Love Barcelona and your outfits just perfect. That flat is so Spanish with gorgeous colours. The doughnuts are looking sooo good. Great post. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/snapper-rocks-what-to-wear.html

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    Shopdealman
    March 11, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Very beautiful dress and perfect match with those white sneaker.

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