Barcelona Wrap-Up


And we’ve finally made it to the wrap-up of odd and ends of eating and tromping through Barcelona.  It’s been quite the week, right? Because Primavera Sound ran from 6 pm to 6 am, we spent those days sleeping in as long as possible, waking up for lunch (and sometimes running to get lunch before […]

Primavera Sound 2013


So there was this day back in January or February–whenever the full line-up for Primavera Sound was announced–when I emailed G and said something to the effect of, “holy shit we should go to Primavera Sound!” The partial line-up read thusly: Jesus & Mary Chain, Postal Service, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Wu Tang […]

Day Trip to Montserrat


I’m going to do this post a little differently than normal. See, we went to this magical place called Montserrat while we were in Barcelona. I knew very little going into the day–I knew that we had to take a train an hour or so outside of town. I knew that it was a monastery […]

Day Trip to Figueres


One of the cool things about staying for over a week in Barcelona is that there are plenty of fun day trips to take out of the city. While we’d hoped to spend a day lazing on the beach, the unseasonably cool weather (long sleeves during the day, for example, and coats at night) meant […]

Barcelona Part 2


Nothing is more quintessential Barcelona than a day full of Gaudi’s architecture and good food and wine, right?  Although G previously visited both Casa Milà and Sagrada Família, he was more than game to go again with me, so off we went! Originally built as a home for Roser Segimon and Pere Milà, Casa Milà evolved into apartments […]

Barcelona Part 1


Barcelona! I have this dream of one day showing up in a foreign country and being alert and ready to tackle the day–you know, take note of the architecture, the smells, people watch. Instead I generally collapse in a heap in a taxi and pray I make it to the hotel so I can nap. […]

Cooking the Magazines: Cantaloupe Risotto

cantaloupe risotto

Oh hey there! It’s been… um … a month? I guess I should post some big ol’ thing about why I’ve been gone but, really, no one wants to hear all that. There was stuff. And it happened. And now it’s August somehow! Oh, I did score a new cat! Or a new cat scored […]