Hello, everyone! It’s been a busy week over here in Barcelona, with the exciting news that my washing machine broke (sarcastic hooray) and one of my favorite festivals taking place (an actual hooray!). I’m afraid all my blogging time got eaten up by “Oh my god is my flat going to be underwater when I wake up.” 

BUT I have a new mini-episode of MyBarcelona, as well as a couple of really exciting  announcements to make.

The new episode is about one of my favorite semi-new finds in Barcelona – the Espai Mescladís. It’s a combination of café, art gallery, and social project. Plus, it’s got a lovely terrace bar that’s great for sitting outside in the spring and summer weather.

Come take a visit!

 

 

How to visit the Espai Mescladís:

  • Address: Carrer dels Carders, 35.
  • Closest Metro stop: Jaume I on the yellow line.
  • Cost: The lunch menu starts from €7.60. The ‘menu del día’ costs €12.50.
  • Opening hours: Fall/Winter: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Spring/Summer: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Other nearby attractions: The Picasso MuseumSanta María del Mar church, Aire de Barcelona spa,  Parc de la Ciutadella.

 

And now, onto my announcements.

 

Announcement #1:

Get ready for lots of pictures from this year’s Temps de Flors flower festival in Girona! I went with a rather fantastic new camera on loan from a friend and spent a snap-happy day photographing and filming the gorgeous spring displays. Here’s a little preview:

girona-temps-de-flors-2014

 

 

 

Announcement #2: 

I’m going on a trip to Berlin with Barcelona Travel Bloggers and Air Berlin this week! I was lucky enough to be one of six selected bloggers to go spend a long weekend in the city. Follow our travels with the hashtag #bcnTBberlin!

berlin-east-side-gallery

 

 

 

Annoucement #3: 

I’m in the L.A. Times today!! The travel editor featured one of my snaps from the Feria de Abril in Sevilla. You may recognize the photo, as I’ve used it in a couple posts. I still can’t get over that the Los Angeles Times liked one of my pics! Here’s the page my mum texted me:

los-angeles-times-jessica-bowler

 

 

So, that’s all the exciting news from me for now. I’ll be back soon with more flowery pictures from Girona, plus a few things up my sleeve from Berlin!

OK, compared to all this excitement, I think I can deal with a little problem like a broken washing machine. It’s been a pretty fantastic week.

Besos!
-Jess