Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

This Week’s Places To Be - Photo Diary - Travel & Cake



We’ve been to Travel & Cake a few weeks back actually with some friends, to try out their 
cakes of course and we weren’t disappointed. They have quite a few cakes to choose from and some 
vegetarian choices for food if , of course, you’re hungry.  The place is really nice inside, but it’s quite crowded
 and hence loud as well, so next time, when the weather gets a bit warmer we’ll try to enjoy some other cakes on their terrace.




Friday, January 29, 2016

Inspiration


Tea for me and coffee for my boyfriend :)

photos found on: http://delta-breezes.tumblr.com/

This Week’s Places to Be - Photo Diary - OBBIO FOOD


Hi,
This is a place that I'm really grateful for. I found out about it right when it  opened and then a friend actually took 
me there for lunch.
Now it has become the organic supermarket we buy our food from!
What's really great about it is that it has a restaurant, that serves delicious organic and fresh food, where you can 
choose from variety of things, majority vegan food, and sweets as well.
It's a pleasant place and it also has a small and cute terrace where you can enjoy your lunch.
The second greatest thing about it, is that it is really close to the yoga studio I usually go to, so I can enjoy a nice 
and healthy meal between classes :)
Cheers



Monday, January 25, 2016

almost summer in January




I took to opportunity after a long time, now that the weather is warm again, to do 
some yoga outside, at the beach. It’s a great place to practice, one of my favourite places actually, 
where I really feel that I can connect with nature.  Then we played around in the sand, next to the 
water, taking photos. I even managed to get my clothes wet by getting to close to the water. In case
you were wondering, I got my leggings and top from Rohnish, don't you find them adorable?










Sunday, January 24, 2016

One other great thing about Barcelona!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

New yoga wear!!

Hi Guys,
I've just added these lovely yoga gear pieces (that I got from Rohnisch) to my yoga wardrobe!
Can't wait to try them out ! Will let you know when I got some more pics taken.
Cheers,

Sunday, January 17, 2016

This Week’s Places to Be - Photo Diary - Ugot



This morning we went to a place really close to us, as we have seen it quite a lot of times without 
entering. It’s a cute place with a lot of light, decorated in a vintage style. They have a great variety of 
foods with vegetarian options, but we decided to go straight to the cakes. We weren’t disappointed, 
our cheesecakes were absolutely delicious. 
The place is perfect for a Sunday brunch, or for any other day in fact. They play music from the 60s 
but you can’t really hear it from the people chitchatting. Ah.. and they went vintage all the way since 
their cups and saucers are exactly as if they were from my grandmother's Sunday set. 
Wish you a great week, and here are some pictures from  the place.
Cheers from Barcelona !







Thursday, January 7, 2016

Alan Watts




As yesterday was the anniversary of 101 years from the birth of the Alan Watts I had an idea to make a post and 
express my admiration and gratitude I have towards him and his teachings.
If you have never heard about him, you'll be amazed by his speeches and writings. 
Just do a search on google or youtube !
I'll leave you here some quotes and short highlight videos so you can make yourself an idea.

I strongly recommend to get to know some of his teachings, since it works for me just great, it always gives me 
a boost of confidence, love and acceptance. It always takes me out of my mental blockage and helps me see 
the big picture :)







Wikipedia says: 
Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.

Watts gained a large following in the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a volunteer programmer at KPFA, a Pacifica Radio station in Berkeley. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. In Psychotherapy East and West (1961), Watts proposed that Buddhism could be thought of as a form of psychotherapy and not a religion. He considered "Nature, Man, and Woman" (1958) to be, "from a literary point of view - the best book I have ever written."[citation needed] He also explored human consciousness, in the essay "The New Alchemy" (1958), and in the book The Joyous Cosmology (1962).

Towards the end of his life, he divided his time between a houseboat in Sausalito and a cabin on Mount Tamalpais. Many of his books are now available in digital format and many of his recorded talks and lectures are available on the Internet. According to the critic Erik Davis, his "writings and recorded talks still shimmer with a profound and galvanizing lucidity."

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

This Week’s Places To Be - Photo Diary - Salterio


Barcelona seems less crowded this time of the year, now that the holidays are almost over,
so we decided to go to this small a tiny oriental restaurant - teahouse, called Salterio.
It’s a really, really small place by the way, and very, very cozy. Think of an oriental style cafe in the
gothic center of the city and you’ll get the feeling I’m on about. The place is almost entirely lit by
candlelight, has all kinds of teapots everywhere you look, the wall is made of stones, the roof has an
old wooden structure etc. I could go on forever.
Last time we took a peak inside it was so full we could’t get in, this time was no different either, but
we managed to find a place near the entrance to enjoy a cup of tea, while loads of people from all
around the world were trying their luck to get in as well.
The menu is quite diverse, has many different flavours and kinds of tea and vegetarian options for
snacks as well. We opted for a Yogi tea with vegetal milk and some sweet sardo made of apples,
walnuts, sesame and thin bread. 
The staff was really nice, there was quiet and good music playing, and I’ve heard someone say they
even have a band play live music sometimes, but I wonder how they make them fit in though.