[ 18 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
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As one of the top 10 destinations in Europe, Barcelona is definitely many people’s favorite city. After almost two months of living in this beautiful place I´ve come to discover the many reasons that make this city so special. The impressive architecture, the delicious tapas, and the fascinating neighborhoods, all make it a really fun place to be at. I was tempted to just hang out, talking to locals, drinking sangria and eating tapas all the time. And don´t get me wrong, that would have been wonderful! But if you …

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[ 15 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
Runners Pedrera

Barcelona is a great city for sports, especially for running and because of this the city organizes a variety of different running events in the city. These events attract runners from all over Spain and some even from all over the world. Below we have summed up some of the most popular running events in the springtime. Maybe you want to join one of the events yourself or just be there to cheer for the runners.
Barcelona half marathon
This half marathon is the second largest running event in Barcelona and this …

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[ 11 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]
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In Barcelona you will always have a lot of different things to experience, but during the last month of the year the entire city is in holiday spirits. Everywhere you look, you will see beautiful Christmas lights and other decorations, but this is not all you will see. Barcelona also offers a variety of special events in December which will definitely get you into the holiday mood.
Fira de Santa Llúcia
This is a Christmas market at the foot of the cathedral and it has returned every year for more than 200 …

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[ 27 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]
Short life coffee

As the Barcelona winter arrives, how about a nice and warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate during these cold days? We have been searching the city for some of the most interesting cafés in Barcelona and found some we think are worth visiting when you are here.
Bar Velódromo

This is a classic bar and restaurant with amazing opening hours. There are only 3 hours during the night, between 03:00 and 06:00, when it is closed. This place is really popular for its Spanish breakfast, but you should go there …

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[ 20 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]
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Do you love shopping? Then you should be in Barcelona on the 28th of November. This evening you will find a true spending extravaganza on the main shopping street of Barcelona. The 4th annual Shopping Night Barcelona 2013 is the kick off for the Christmas rush, but it is also to promote Barcelona´s exclusive Passeig de Gràcia.
This evening over 100 stores, hotels and restaurants on Passeig de Gràcia and surrounding streets extend their opening hours. The event begins at 8 o´clock in the evening and the closing time is at …

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[ 8 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]
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When you think of Barcelona, you will probably only think about the large busy city, but just outside this magnificent city lays the Parc de Collserola. This is a magnificent park spread out over 8.000 hectares. Approximately 50% of the Catalan population lives within a 10 kilometre radius of the park. In 2010 the Serra de Collserola was finally named as an official natural park of Spain and since then the official name is “Parc Natural de la Serra Collserola”. There are magnificent views of Barcelona, because of the mountains. …

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[ 22 Oct 2013 | No Comment ]
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Barcelona is one of the biggest tourist cities in Europe where you can find numerous hotels. It is very hard to find a place to stay which suits your values and makes your stay in the city unforgettable. To help you search for hotels which offer something special, I did some research and eventually made a top 5 of unique hotels in Barcelona.
1.       Casa Camper
“The green hotel”
Casa Camper is a boutique hotel located near the Ramblas and prioritizes sustainability. The hotel is committed to the environment; they have water management …

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[ 15 Oct 2013 | No Comment ]
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Last Saturday my colleague and I were invited to go paragliding and it was fantastic! The experience takes place outside Barcelona so we left the city around 9.15 in the morning. After a one hour drive we arrived at the meeting point to meet up with the instructors and a group of our clients who were going to do the paraglide with us. When everyone was ready, we jumped into the car and drove up the mountain.
We had to wait a couple of hours due to low clouds, but the …

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[ 4 Sep 2013 | No Comment ]
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Horta-Guinardó is located in the north west of Barcelona, is a big and residential district which is relatively unknown by tourists. By means of this blog, I want to change this, because there are many wonderful places which are off the beaten track in this huge district, especially attractive spots for peace and quiet in the open air. A beautiful valley is located in the middle of the area, so you have access to great points of natural attractions between the hills and the mountains.
There are 2 very special parks located …

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[ 26 Aug 2013 | No Comment ]
Lifestyle barcelona photo contest

Do you enjoy winning great prizes and taking pictures? If yes, we invite you to join Lifestyle´s Facebook Photo Contest! We all love Barcelona a lot, but which part of the city stole your heart? We ask you to send us a picture of your favorite place in Barcelona with description and you will get a chance to win a great package for two people to discover the city of Barcelona in an unique way. Each participant will get 10% discount on five Lifestyle activities, so everybody is a winner!

The photo contest will …

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[ 21 Aug 2013 | No Comment ]
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Remember we were telling about the Yoga and Pole for Your Body and Soul camp? It took place last week and I was lucky to be a part of that wonderful event. The 7 day program included classes in the morning and afternoon, followed by various fun activities in the evening. I joined the ladies for the first and last day. Please, allow me to share the experience with you.
The first day started with the introduction of our teachers and the program of the week. Crystal (bottom right) is the owner/founder …

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[ 9 Aug 2013 | No Comment ]
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It is almost time for the biggest event of the year: Festa Major de Gracia! This big festival is held from 15th to 21st August and the neighborhood will turn into a wonderful fairy tale world. Locals  compete in street decorations and they take this very seriously, you will experience an explosion of creativity! Besides the street decoration there are also many parties, live music concerts, human towers, parades and fireworks, Festa Major de Gracia really worth´s a visit!

Because it is almost time for this spectacular festival, I wanted to …

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[ 18 Jul 2013 | No Comment ]
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Vintage is coming back to fashion! Barcelona is known as one of the best shopping cities in Europe, this also counts when it comes down to vintage shopping. Let me help you to find the best vintage shops in Barcelona!
Déjà vu
Carrer Consell de Cent 159
Website 
The vintage shop Déjà Vu keeps surprising you, when just when you think you have seen everything, there is another surprise! It is a vintage shop with not only clothes and accessories, but also much furniture. This shop has a warm cozy atmosphere; it really looks …

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[ 3 Jul 2013 | No Comment ]
Apps

In this blog, I am going to show you the best apps you can use while you are visiting the city of Barcelona. I have tried all the apps myself and I have given them a rating from 1 to 5, where 1 is the lowest rating and 5 is the highest rating. It is possible to download the apps right away, you just have to click on the pictures, these will direct you to the download website.
 
1.       Barcelona city guide Trip Advisor
With this app you can find the best …

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[ 28 Jun 2013 | Comments Off ]
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Last week, I decided to take the day off to go out and discover the city like a real local.  My goal was to find beautiful, hidden places in the city of Barcelona which are not shown in the average tourist guides. My trip went to the wonderful district, Nou Barris,  is located in the northeast of Barcelona. It is a wonderful district with a peaceful atmosphere which is not to be compared with the city centre of Barcelona. The most obvious thing about this district is that there are …

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[ 18 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]
Water Fun Day Lifestyle Barcelona

What were you doing last Saturday? We had so much fun on the Water Fun Day this weekend with the whole Lifestyle staff! We enjoyed the sun and lots of amusing water activities. In this blog, I am going to tell you about our experiences that day.
We met very early in the morning in front of the Hardrock Café near plaza de Catalunya. It was a hot and sunny day in Barcelona. Some of us were on time and others weren’t, so we waited and waited till everybody was arrived. …

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[ 18 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
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As one of the top 10 destinations in Europe, Barcelona is definitely many people’s favorite city. After almost two months of living in this beautiful place I´ve come to discover the many reasons that make this city so special. The impressive architecture, the delicious tapas, and the fascinating neighborhoods, all make it a really fun place to be at. I was tempted to just hang out, talking to locals, drinking sangria and eating tapas all the time. And don´t get me wrong, that would have been wonderful! But if you …

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[ 12 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
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Spring and summer in Barcelona scream for picnics! The beautiful days keep on coming in Barcelona. At the moment, you can enjoy the right amount of sun with a light breeze, which all adds up to the perfect picnic weather. Barcelona is full of perfect and peaceful spots. Barcelona has beautiful, fun and child-friendly parks that are waiting for you to get a plate out and play a game while enjoying the company of family or friends. In this post we share some of the nicest spots in this city …

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[ 20 May 2014 | No Comment ]
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As summer is just around the corner, the outdoor festival season is about to kick off as well.
Barcelona is famous for its outdoor music festivals and these events attract thousands of visits each year from all over the world. Like Barcelona, the festivals are one of a kind and offer a great variety of music genres to its crowd.
We have handpicked for you our 4 favourite outdoor festivals in Barcelona.
Sonar
Sonar is the annual International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art which is organized each year in Barcelona during …

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[ 6 May 2014 | No Comment ]
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We are always seeking to do exciting activities and enjoy being out and about. Now that the weather is getting better and better, it was great to receive an invitation for a Fam Trip to Sitges. It was a fun day out and it was a great way to spend the weekend, the Lifestyle way. During this trip, we got to be inspired and try out some fun activities that can be also interesting for you!
The day started already at 9 am, with a departure from Plaza Catalunya towards Sitges …

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[ 10 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments ]
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Imagine, 300 different kinds of beers being served from brewers from all over the world. This is a fantasy world come true for many of you. This year the third edition of the Barcelona Beer Festival is being organized! This is the annual meeting point for craft beer lovers. With cervesa, being the word that many of Spain’s tourists know, this event would be worth making a trip if you want to combine your passion for a high quality crafted beer and this great city!
The aim of the organisation of …

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[ 28 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
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Spain must be the country with the greatest passion for music and dance. You do not need much to have a good time as long as the music is awesome!
Enjoy another side of Barcelona and visit one of the many great live music venues. Whether you are into jazz, rock or techno, this city can entertain everyone! Lifestyle Barcelona has hand-picked for you the 5 best hotspots to enjoy live music in Barcelona.
Harlem Jazz Club
Over the last years, Barcelona has become the capital of jazz music. Discover the world of …

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[ 21 Feb 2014 | One Comment ]
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This is a call for all of the fans of painting, photography, sculpture and art in general.
Barcelona is mainly known for its weather, beaches, tapas, shopping and its fiestas. What many people do not know if that this city also has an interesting art scene which offers a great variety in modern and contemporary art. Lifestyle Barcelona has picked out the most remarkable art exhibitions at museums and galleries which are open for public at the moment. Whether you are an arty fanatic or you simply want to enrich your …

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[ 14 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
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Carnival season is right around the corner and many of you might immediately think of the colorful festivity in Rio de Janeiro. However, there is no need to travel that far away because carnival can also be found in Barcelona. If there is something the Catalans are known for is their great passion for fiestas and having a good time. It is a period of letting loose of all the daily routines, being totally care free and dancing till you drop. During this time of celebration, people dress up and …

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[ 6 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
Valentines-Day

 

Valentines Day is coming up soon! For some this is a lovely day together, for others a period full of stress. What should I get? What can we do? We have some ideas for you. We offer a range of activities that can adapt to anyone.
Start your day relaxing together and end the night on fire with a hot tango experience. A great day guaranteed!
In case you are big fans of wine, here is your chance to spoil each other by creating your own cava in the beautiful Penedés area.
If …

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[ 23 Jan 2014 | One Comment ]
Travel with the FC Barcelona Players with LifestyleDMC

Last weekend I had the pleasure of escorting one of the nicest couples on their dream trip to Travel with the FC Barcelona Players the away game at Levante (Valencia). Ryan Bradley Yuen and his girlfriend Clarissa Ying contacted us before Christmas to have a meeting to discuss our travel with the players experience.
To any pure footballing fan this experience is a once In a lifetime opportunity, but to a lifelong, die hard Barca fan like Ryan this was a dream come true. Ryan who is from Singapore has been a …