I probably shouldn’t start off any post with a picture of me after spending twelve hours in transit, but here it is. Thankfully for all of us, it isn’t a close-up.
But let’s rewind a day to my final packing preparations. I selected two outfits for each day of travel – one casual and one evening. I expected the weather to be quite mild, so most of the clothing was lightweight and quite easy to condense. I ended up with almost forty articles of clothes and seven pairs of shoes…
Although I absolutely love how easy the eBags stuff makes packing, my favorite organization item is my clo-sette Travel Jewelry Case.
I have one – in white – which I completely filled for the trip… And now I think I might just have to add a second one. Part because it is such a wonderful case and part because I hope to continue to add to my jewelry collection!
Fast-forward a day and we arrive in Barcelona, Spain. We checked into the Hotel Arts Barcelona, which is just lovely. I am a fan of any place that hands you a cool towel and chilled glass of water after a long flight… AND allows you to check into a hotel at 8am!
But the loveliest part of the hotel was their jaw-dropping floral displays, which changed each day that we were there (to be fair, it was only two). I have never liked flowers (I have banned Mr. A from ever giving them to me), but these were just stunning.
A close second in the jaw-dropping department was the breakfast buffet.
Amazingly, we did manage to escape from the confines of the hotel to explore the city. We walked for hours, exploring the typical tourist areas along with small corners of the city.
And, of course, we sampled tapas and sangria! It was a great start to our vacation…
… but it just got better! See you tomorrow as my journey – and photo dump – continues!!