Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Barcelona, Florence, Amsterdam

I miss Ibiza.

Barcelona was great. A really cool place with a good vibe. More insane people. Just when you think you have seen all the quirkiness that life has to offer, there's more. We shopped; ate "the world's most delicious sandwich" (Mark Bittman) - the flauta of rich dark fatty jamon iberico between perfectly crunchy bread, which was so good we went back for more; went to the amazing Parc Guell; ate ridiculously good tapas at Paco Meralgo (a day after Pim) and Ferran Adrian's brother's Inopia, and I finally had a paella that I enjoyed - more than that, swooned over every last grain of rice.

Then a few days in Florence. Mostly to shop. Two pairs at YSL that make me very happy, and plates of pasta and Tuscan bread that possibly make me even happier. Florence is a nightmare though. Never again. The heat (36C), the tourists, the crowds. Not finding Grom. Enough.

Now, Amsterdam. We arrive a day earlier because our flight was cancelled and it is 16C and raining. Nothing to wear, cold. The deep tan looks nuts. The staircases are so steep and tiny. But we are in love. We share a joint in a coffeehouse with boys playing dice games and today in a rasta bar. We eat too much but it is so delicious. Everyone is on bikes. We feel good about this place and feel it is somewhere we could live. Who knows?

Time for the red light district. Be good.


Blogger Deep Kick Girl said...

Yo JB! So good to hear from you. Glad things are progressing nicely. Only two pairs of shoes? Are you ill? A bit worried on that front.

FYI We're in v. serious down-size mode so please DO NOT bring us any souvenirs - not a candle or a magnet or even a toothpick. Just your stories and photos will be just lovely.

Miss you baby sister.

9:30 am  
Blogger eurobrat said...

please, please photograph the shoes...


2:30 pm  
Blogger AlphaChick said...

I miss Ibiza too ... as consolation for missing Groove Armada I got a ticket to this year's Lovebox Yay!

Look forward to seeing you next Friday!!

6:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU be good hahaha
love jevon1

8:37 am  
Blogger The Late Bloomer said...

OMG, YSL shoes -- lucky girl! (I almost said lucky bitch and then restrained myself -- but yeah, seriously!) Wish I could even consider a pair of those...

I'm only guessing how incredible they are because I haven't seen any photos... Hint hint!

1:19 am  

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