BARCELONA.

March 31st- April 4th I made my way to Barcelona. Originally, Spain wasn’t on my list of places I was going to see… but all of my friends kept raving about how gorgeous the city was. So, I said to myself, “why not go?”

The city truly is beautiful, I loved hearing people speaking Spanish & English. The hostel that we stayed at was called MEDITERRANEAN YOUTH HOSTEL. I highly recommend this hostel, as it’s a short metro ride to everything. The staff were very helpful and gave us a map of fun things to see/do, and even gave us recommendations of places to eat. The day we got to Barcelona I had to get some beer, paella, and tapas. We went to a place called BCN Birres i Tapes. It was so GOOD & affordable.

This trip I really wanted to relax, and not jam-pack my day with things to do. I wanted to just walk around the city, eat, and have fun. It worked out perfectly!

Here are some great shots I got in Barcelona:

 

It rained a little bit when we were there, but for the most part it was sunny & warm! I would love to go back to Spain and explore more of Barcelona, and actually make my way to Madrid, Valencia, Granada, and Ibiza.

 

 

We went to Granada Familia, Montjuïc Castle, Parc de la Ciutadella, walked along the beach, went to some clubs, and made friends at our hostel. The Gothic Quarter is also super fun to walk around! Barcelona was everything my friends told me it was, and I was not disappointed! My bloodline on my father’s side is Spanish, so it was fun being in a place where my ancestors came from.

Next trip is probably going to be my last trip, sadly. I’ve had so much fun in Europe, it’s been an absolute dream. I’m forever grateful for these memories and trips.

 

xx

Padrecito: EATING IN THE CITY.

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I went to a delicious Mexican restaurant in Cole Valley yesterday, and had to share my experience. I LOVE good Mexican food, and if you do too- you have to try this place!

Location: Cole Valley in San Francisco

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The cocktails were amazing! My boyfriend got Buenos Dias & I got La Dama. You can see what was inside our drinks in the menu down below. Super delicious! I love trying new drinks.

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I decided to get the carnitas tacos, and it was magical. OH MY GOSH. The carnitas were juicy and so flavorful. The habanero slaw and guacamole were out of this world! As I’m typing this post, my mouth is watering.

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There is outdoor seating, seating in the main area, and to the back there is a full bar & more tables. Customer service was good- no complaints. There wasn’t a wait time to get seated Sunday around noon, the server took us as soon as we walked in (which is always so nice when you’re starving!) I highly recommend Padrecito! If you have any food recommendations in the city (bay area in general), let me know! I love trying new places.

xo

 

 

 

brunching at rose’s cafe.

Hi all! I’m back from my trip to LA. It was fun and always such a great time seeing my twin sister. I love spending time with her, even if it’s just watching tv. Since I live so far away from her, we enjoy any time that we have together, and don’t take it for granted. She’s planning a trip to visit me sometime in the beginning of January, so I’m crossing my fingers I’ll see her again very soon.

We’ve been home since Monday, and decided to take Lola Mae to the Golden Gate Park, and get something to eat afterwards. Ever since we have moved to the bay area, we LOVE going to the GG Park. It’s Lola’s absolute favorite. We walked around for an hour or so, then drove to one of my favorite cafes, called Rose’s Cafe. It’s in Cow Hollow/Marina area. The food is always amazing, and it’s pet friendly- they have bistro tables & chairs in the front and on the side of the restaurant. I was so shocked Lola was such a good girl. She’s not used to eating out with me and Dexter. But she sat on my lap the whole time like a good girl! She got rewarded with some bacon.

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I ordered some coffee, and the french toast with glazed apples. (SO GOOD!) Dexter ordered the breakfast pizza that has an egg, and ham on it (a restaurant fav). I gave him half of my french toast, and I got two slices of his pizza. AMAZING. The best of both worlds! CW9HDQcUsAAurXhCW9HDQdU0AAAfpF

If you’re ever in San Francisco, I highly recommend this cute little spot. The food is just so good, and it’s in such a cute area. My twin already requested that we go here when she visits, and I’m so looking forward to it already.

xoxo