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A big congratulations to Laura Andrea Orlando for tip about Verdens Mindste Kaffebar! It was a winner!
We had so many fab hints and tips that we sent them off to the best judges we could think of, the true locals at White Line Hotels Edit Avenue Hotel. Laura’s going to get a weekend away at the Avenue and Pollish & Pollish XXS lamp from our partners at Design By Us.
Keep your eyes open for our next contest, and in the meantime, start making your mental notes for you next trip to Copenhagen — you won’t get better tips than these:
Confident, cosmopolitan, and both seamlessly and firmly woven into the local cloth — who better to ask than White Line Hotels edit Hotel Omm where to go for an experience that is deliciously “Barcelona”? Perhaps you? Drop us a line. Tell us which alleyways you slip down when in the Catalonian Capital. Did you find a fab boutique on an evening stroll? Wine so exquisite you had a case shipped home? Or wanted to? Tapas that excited your taste buds and thrilled your eyes? Give us your insider tips and you could be off to Barcelona to enjoy your favorites all over again!
To get your memories jogged, and that little piece the city of Barcelona owns in your heart pounding, here’s how Hotel Omm lives on the edge:
Vinçon is a hyper-stylish design shop created in an incredible former flat on Passeig de Gracia, right by La Pedrera. It is one of the most representative and singular establishments in the city. This prestigious company sells contemporary products for the home. Passeig de Gràcia, 96
La Manual Alpargatera. Classic, handmade espadrilles in all shades. Even Hollywood stars like Michael Douglas und Penélope Cruz wear them. C/ Avinyó, 7
Vila Viniteca. This may be one of the most charming promenades in the city to find the best wines at a great price and one of the largest wine lists in Barcelona. Also have delicatessen products. C/ Agullers 7
Bar Lobo. Lunch, tapas and drinks bar in the Raval close to Las Ramblas. Two floors with views to the street and terrace. A perfect place to stop for a snack after a walk through the neighbourhood or for dinner after the theatre or cinema. Market cooking with fresh produce, breakfasts and teas. Pintor Fortuny, 3
Quimet y Quimet. Many consider this the best tapas bar in the city. Quim is a master of montaditos offering original and bold combinations of high-quality ingredients. It is sure to be an authentic experience, where four generations of Quimets have been serving delicious tapas, good wine, cava and good company. It also has one of the best-stocked wine cellars in the city. Poeta Cabanyes, 25
Granja Viader. Opened in 1870, this is one of the oldest tea rooms in the city. Joan Viader invented the chocolate drink “Cacaolat”, knows as the first mass-produced blended chocolat milk beverage in Spain. Try the traditional sweet accompanied by honey, cuajada, condensed milk or all kind of pastries. The experience acquires another dimension if you take it in slowly. Xuclà, 4
Colmado Quilez. This is one of the most renowned grocer’s in the city. Since 1908 is it an essential stop on any gourmet’s itinerary. The shop stock more than 5,000 listing of national and international sparkling and still wines. The local maintains the feeling of times past. Rambla de Catalunya, 63
Photos (top): Granja Viader, Vila Viniteca (top right), Vicon (bottom right)
Photos (bottom): La Manual Alpargatera, Quimet y Quimet (top right), Bar Lobo (bottom right)
After exploring every nook and cranny of Vienna throughout the last month, we just couldn’t wait to do it again. Set your sights now on a new lover, one that sizzles with an intense fiery demure, full of cultural spiciness that oozes sophistication on the edge. Welcome to LIVING ON THE EDGE #5: BARCELONA.
Even if you, like us, have been there time and time again – it holds well with the likes of New York, Berlin, London and Tokyo as a “have to go & get my fix”. A worldly bolthole that bubbles with delicious localness and prowess.
Sun, surf + mountains cocoon this city that darts between rich Catalonian heritage punctuated by edgy art installations, brash architecture and the good life – this then is put back on the leash with rooted traditions + a healthy ethos of slow living which mingle with regional delicacies that scent each street.
Like the perfect lover – Barcelona has a youthful intensity which is both stunning + captivating, being totally irresistible – mysterious whilst being very familiar – ummm, Catalan born ‘n bred, hola.
White Line Hotels edit Hotel OMM is no stranger to the insider – confident and firmly in the hands of locals, it sets the pace to which others follow. Luxurious in context, fresh in interpretation, the hotel is a modern classic with smoky soft lounge tones and bold extracts.
Favoured by the ever present creative scene, this is not a tourist haven, it is precisely Catalan – richly cosmopolitan and ever so fascinating – guests mingle seamlessly, the place echoes Barcelona’ness.
WIN A WEEKEND IN BARCELONA – drop us a tip of your insider fav hang outs for the city and you could win a fab weekend for two – with or without your lover.
We asked, you answered — What’s your best tip for a spot that’s 100% Vienna, loved by locals, only found by tourists who call “tourism” the “t-word”? These are the spots on the edge of the radar, and this is Living On The Edge: Vienna: The Insider Tips: Report #2!
PHIL is kind of the ultimate hang-out. Bar/Bookshop with with Djs, and they play movies too! Don’t miss that one at Gumpendorferstrasse 10 – 12.
ARENA “Entertainment and confrontation.” And from what you tell us, the ex-slaughter house and is now the best venue in town for parties and concerts. Baumgasse 80.
LOOS Some say that in Vienna there isn’t a bar, there is only one bar … Loos American Bar. Find it at Kärntner Durchgang 10.
GEBRÜDER STITCH is where to stop if you’re always on the hunt for the pair of perfect jeans. Two former marketing guys gave up their jobs and their apartments to make this dream come true — now let them make your dream come true. Gaudenzdorfergürtel 35.
WILD is a Heuriger that’s slightly off the beaten track but always enjoyable day or night. Great food, great service, brilliant atmosphere. Amtstrasse 1-3.
CODED CULTURES is for a limited time only (until next year, at least!). From now until the 2nd of October, experience the city as interface.
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