Today’s stylish look – aren’t eyepatches in this season?

…is definitely not today! I’ve spent the day half-blindly touring the city’s various hospitals to find an optician to see me on a Sunday due to a severe eye infection.

Turns out the main eye care center is at the Hospital Casa de Maternitat (House of Maternity). Silly me for assuming that meant it was for pregnant women!

But not all days are like today. In fact, I’ve had some rather lovely days in Barcelona. Over at Rob’s excellent site Homage to Barcelona, I’ve written a guest post about my perfect day in this great city. Here’s a preview…

“Of all the most beautiful, perfect days I’ve ever had in my life, I think it’s safe to say that a fair number of them have happened in the incredible city of Barcelona. On its best days, Barcelona is like a dream and you keep thinking “I can’t believe this is actually happening to me.”

So what are the ingredients for having such a perfect day? Well, I don’t know what they are for you, but here’s my idea of a perfect day in my favorite city.


The perfect Barcelona day is beautifully warm, and somewhere between April  and September, as long as it’s hot enough to gently warm your skin up as soon as you step into the sun.  After having a relaxed lie-in, I’d stroll down to the corner and visit my favorite café, the gorgeous Café Marti, (c/ Consell de Cent, 369) to indulge in a café con leche and perhaps one of their delicious whole-wheat croissants over a newspaper. Mmm…a gentle start to the day.”

You can go to the rest of the piece here to find out what happens next. Hope you enjoy it!