the armchair traveller
ROMY KOWALEWSKI SHARES HER BARCELONA SECRETS
Passionate re-inventor and 2787 Perfumes founder Romy Kowalewski shares her insider secrets of Barcelona
Where should we stay?
My little secret romantic getaway is Hotel Neri in the heart of the Gothic Area but if you’re looking for something a little more vibrant the Hotel W with its spectacular views of the Mediterranean is where you’ll will want to be
Where’s the best place to get a cocktail or two?
How about the buzziest restaurant table?
For some of the finest Mediterranean Cuisine surrounded by a hip crowd, funky music and a beach view, head to Bestial
Where to go for best Esqueixada?
La Barceloneta in the old fishermen’s district
What’s the one shop you couldn’t be without?
De la Crème, the best handmade ice-cream in Barcelona
Where can we find the coolest local artists work?
Head to the Galeria Senda for some local contemporary work by some of Barcelona’s hippest artists such as Yago Hortal
Is a hip label on the streets right now?
Check out Berta Cabestany or Vagary Kalon for some very unique designs
Your perfect Barcelona day?
I’d start with a workout session at the Metropolitan Gym Iradier in the beautiful Sarrià neighbourhood. Then I’d head down to Raval to enjoy a fresh smoothie and healthy brunch at Flex & Kale. From there I love to get lost in the small streets of the historic centre of Gótico and Born, do some shopping in the local shops and finish off the day with friends enjoying dinner and the sunset by the beach
Best trip out of town?
The beautiful Costa Brava. Escape the city and enjoy some fresh seafood and drinks. A must see is the beautiful little town called Cadaqués, where Dali found his inspiration for many of his works
Don’t leave without seeing?
The beautiful Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Park Güell and of course the Beach
Something we must take home?
One of our perfumes handcrafted in Barcelona. Well why wouldn’t you?