Friday, 22 April 2016

March Madness ~ A Weekend With Rose & Esther


It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday! And by gettin' down I mean renting green bikes and having a picnic. Rose and Esther arrived yesterday. Last night we got Pizza Circus (XXL oh so delicious pizza from Gracia) and some beer. Today we're feeling fresh and I'm so happy that one of my bestest friends from Erasmus is in Barcelona (Rose) along with her super fly cousin (Esther). First stop is El Nacional for some lunchtime coffees and mini beers. I accidentally stumbled across this place one day and fell in love with it - the restaurant itself is insanely gorgeous, the staff are as friendly as you can get and I want their bathrooms in my future Spanish villa. Next, we head to Green Bikes via Placa Reial where you can hire a bike for €10 for 24 hours. We name our bikes and ride happily on over to Parc de la Ciutadella, picking up a picnic on the way. Rose pops some cava and we witness some fancy acrobatics. The day ends with us riding our bicycles tipsily up Passeig de Gracia and much later having a boogie in a gay bar. 


We've decided to take it relatively easy today as quite a dance was had last night. I've brought the gals to Palo Alto per Rose's request. I add a ring to my ever growing collection. We end the night all cuddled up watching Death Becomes Her. Meryl Streep will forever be a babe. 


What better way to spend a Sunday than on a rooftop bar! We're on top of the Novotel hotel and red wine is the beverage of choice. There's some great views of the city and a little photo shoot is had. Like the classy ladies we are we decide on McDonald's for burgers and beers (yes, they serve beer in McDonald's in Spain). From there we take a taxi to Guzzo and a few hours later we end up at an after-party in a leather workshop. More on that some other time. 

Hip hip hooray for Rose and Esther, two great gals. Can't wait to take a trip to England to see them both again! Perks of having international friends, eh?


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