Author archives: Esther Levy

The Golden Costa Brava Alàbriga Hotel Home Suites

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The Alàbriga Hotel Home Suites opened right on time for us to begin the Summer 2017 celebrity style. Close from home, Barcelona, yet closer to heaven or at least to the sun  (like its Phoenician origin and ¨difficult to remember name¨ –Alàbriga) Alàbriga is also the name of the building that was located in the 60s in the same idyllic cliff in S’agaró, w[...]

David Bowie is ... the king of reinvention

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“David Bowie Is” Art, is Design, Is Music, is Theater ... and is in Barcelona. ¨David Bowie is¨ explores the creative processes of David Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades. The V&A curated exhibition shows original costumes, handwritten lyrics, fashion, photog[...]

Beach times by Weegee from New York to Barcelona

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Feel the New York convulsion of the 30s and 40s, the society the nightlife seen by the best eyes in the city. Weegee the famous freelance graphic reporter who turned crime into spectacle. The images clearly show that Weegee was always alert, he carried in his car a radio tuned to the frequency of the police and always arrived first to the crime s[...]

Witty Rooftops at the Wittmore Hotel

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Sunny Sunday. Everyone's at the beach and you want to treat yourself to an exclusive Brunch in the hottest, sorry coolest, place in Barcelona. ... away from the crowds. So after visiting Weegee's exhibition at the new Fundacio Foto Colectania and walking through the polished up  streets of Borne, we decided to treat ourselves to a nice Hotel Brunch. We[...]

Joaquin Cortes the Universal Gypsy shines in his Esencia

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Joaquin Cortes got under everyone’s skin last night at his premiere in Barcelona, the chosen city to begin his tour ¨Esencia¨ (Essence) The ¨Universal Gypsy¨ surely knows how to design a show, from beginning to end- passion, skin, sweat and lots of clapping in between. He demands most of the applauses …¨Come on, I’m not a machine¨ he claimed and recla[...]

La Barra Carles Abellan new happening seafood tapas bar in Barcelona

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Haven't tried it yet ... but can't wait . The ingredients smell , look and, without a doubt, will taste great . Sea-food, see-kitchen (through several high resolution screens) while enjoy the  decor by Lazaro Rosa Violan by the famous beach of La Barceloneta. It's a sure score! ...if not...Why would Michelin star, Carlos Abellan, add his name on[...]

Warhol's factory in Barcelona

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Warhol's factory is recreated in Barcelona for the LOOP festival, presenting a fun recompilation of the pop artist's relationship with music ...even more extensive than is generally believed thanks to Javier Panera. Under the title ¨Silver Songs¨ over 200 works are collected in different media, from  covers, photographs to video clips: one for The Ca[...]

Frederic Amat exhibit at La Pedrera

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If you would like to skip lines pay only 4 euros and enter one of Barcelona's highlights in Modernist architecture and, for the same price, enjoy an exhibition of one of the leading figures in the contemporary Catalan art scene, your wish is granted- until July 16th, 2017 at Gaudi's masterpiece La Pedrera. Now viewing a contemporary reinterpretation o[...]

Haute Bachelorette sans etiquette

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It started with an Haute Bridal show that made us all want to get married again and again and we ended in a White Hummer Limousine celebrating a Bachelorette. Why not? ... The challenge was too loose the etiquette and have lots of fun and the ingredients worked wonders. 10 beautiful craaaazy talented women Tiaras Confetti Party Spray Foam Fluo[...]

Angel Sanchez and his angels in Barcelona Bridal Week

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Bridal week 2018, in Barcelona had a few surprises awaiting for me. Besides the  Pronovias show, like every year, a magical family event, I felt privileged to host Angel Sanchez, the star of this years Bridal shows. Angel and  I became friends during my years as a Correspondent for Marie Claire in New York, as a matter of fact I introduced hime to his life p[...]