Monday, 22 September 2014

Places // Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer hotel barcelona
denim jumpsuit-c/o Oasap
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer Hotel Barcelona is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed! Sometime ago and while I was in the middle of an experiment crisis in the lab, I received an email from the lovely staff of the hotel kindly inviting me to pay them a visit and blog about my experience. It's not something that happens everyday, so I jumped in the opportunity and booked tickets for me and Stoyka without further ado!
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
We arrived at the hotel late at night after taking a direct flight from Edinburgh airport and checked in with much anticipation as to what we would see! In the entrance we were welcomed by the very friendly staff and were quickly offered a much appreciated  glass of cold water-best treat ever on a hot, sticky, summer night. 
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
The hotel is located in the centre of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona and is basically a unique historical building that has been restored with much attention to the detail. The interior design is minimalistic and is composed by natural elements such as wood and rocks. 
vertical garden
Mercer hotel barcelona
A superior room was offered to us with view to the vertical garden! The bed was so comfy I could not resist but snap a typical blogger's picture.
Mercer hotel barcelonaWhat striked both Stoyka and I though, was this plate of local sweet bites that was left on the table with a welcoming note on behalf of the staff.
Mercer hotel barcelona
Highlight of our day!
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
After tasting every single sweet, it was time for a hot shower to relax before having a look around the hotel. 
Mercer hotel barcelona
We laid out our stuff and got on the task of beautifying ourselves.
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
Half an hour later and we were on our toes and with our cameras on action.
Mercer hotel barcelona
The bar on the ground floor had a large selection of alcohol, as a part of the services.
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
Quite excited and pleased with our tour around the place, we headed to the roof garden to have a look at the spectacular view of the city!
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
Here the decoration was au natural and it made us feel extremely relaxed and calm-exactly what we needed after a long day of travelling.
 Mercer hotel barcelona
A staff member with a huge smile on his face brought us some local Catalonian champagne and we were left to enjoy ourselves under the starry sky....
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
Mercer hotel barcelona
wine on the rooftop
Mercer hotel barcelona
 scottish bloggers travelling abroad
...until the early morning hours. It is then that Stoyka and I both realised there is nothing better in life than spending your night with a close friend while counting stars and drinking champagne. 

More about Barcelona and our Mercer Hotel experience tomorrow..

Love,
Anastasia

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Travelling // Postcards from Corfu

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The Achilleion, palace of Sissy
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With my most favourite person in the entire world :)
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This snap practically summarises our summer holidays!
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No one can resist to a good moussaka dish!
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Interior of Sissy's palace
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Dad casually dressed and deep in thoughts as per usual...
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....in the meantime me and my sister were taking selfies in every given opportunity
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You can never have too many hats in this family!
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Coffee lovers
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The ever gorgeous Emily, who is not only beauty but brains as well. Her ability to speak four different languages made me feel, at least stupid!
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Best handmade flip flops ever :)
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Imabari beach bar
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Mum and dad artlessly posing for yet another picture in front of the castle
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Mum is a natural poser, can you tell?
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I spent last afternoon sorting out my last pictures from my summer holidays in Corfu. I wanted to post them on the blog as this is my personal kind of diary and also a way to be in touch with my family and friends. 
Corfu offered me the best memories and I feel so blessed to have a great family and something that makes me saying goodbye so hard.

Until next time Corfu!

Love,
Anastasia

P.S: Tomorrow I am flying to Barcelona so stay tuned for a new adventure. More posts will come soon!

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