Caelum cafe: a heaven in the heart of Barcelona

Cafe Caelum in Barcelona

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dessert table in Caelum Cafe

Cafe Caelum in BarcelonaCafe Caelum in Barcelona This beautiful cafe in the heart of the Gothic town is a jewel in disguised, it is by far my  favorite place in Barcelona. This is a place where I enjoyed great  conversations with special girlfriends and also with my mother. I mostly love the decor; the structure is just perfect, an original Jewish bath, combine with wood floors and white furniture. The dessert tables are dressed with french style table cloths in off white color and the vintage cake stands are all different, just perfect. The downstairs is completely medieval, all stone walls with no windows. The entire place is lit with iron candelabras making an atmosphere so cozy that for the first time in my life I love to go to the downstairs section of a place; for the winter time this is the perfect place to go relax and enjoy a fancy afternoon with an special friend. I have to say that the food is equally amazing, you have a great variety of teas, wine, champagne and small salty goodies and an unbelievable range of sweets typical Spanish, you can also get the same goodies at their store section where you can find a very complete menu of cookies made by monks and nuns from around Spain; you can also find a range of elixirs in many sizes. This is heaven as its name says it, Caelum means heaven in Latin, and I hope to be back here soon.

Photos via: my Iphone 4G

RUM mag new interiors I love.

Everything about this space is perfect, the windows, the cement floors, the vintage chairs and the openness of the floor plan. It is a nice combination of industrial and vintage. I would not mind having a place like this, specially for those windows, aren’t they just amazing?

RUM magazine interiors

This bedroom is from a beautiful house in some place in Denmark. The bedspread is from Africa and the little side table adds a touch of Moroccan flair to the mix. The blanket by the fireplace with the geometric figures is a well known brand from Sweden called KLIPPAN. I love this room, specially that beautiful beige bedspread brought from Africa, God, I am going to go to Africa just for that reason!

Everything is beautifully quaint, elegant yet artistic and bold. It is spacious and light, which gives a bright and airy feel to the room. But how you use the space using your interior is the important thing; selecting the perfect furnishings to compliment the space is what makes a place unique and well thought over. Having a big window is a stunning asset to any room, but some people might worry it might not be safe. To protect their home, people install double-glazing to their windows, buy home insurance or draw the curtains when they go out, to prevent others looking inside After all, if you care about your home, it seems sensible to protect it.

RUM magazine interiors

White floors anyone?, I can’t get enough of these white floors, amazing for brightening a space and making it sooo neat! I love the combination of styles in this space;  African, French bistro, vintage, Nordic! all of them! great!!!!

RUM magazine interiors

This room above and the one below are very modern Nordic styles with mix in chairs raging from Ikea to Eames. When you mix good affordable Ikea with nice expensive Eames the results are quite impressive. Not every little single object in your home must cost a fortune to make it look hip and stylish.

RUM magazine interiors

I love white floors, (like you didn’t already know) but if I can get white wood ceilings even better. Check out this two simply perfect white rooms using a mix of old and new. I can spot a nice orange vintage fiberglass Eames combined with a very simple shelving unit in the back, perfect you see! Adding inexpensive elements to your room is not such a bad idea after all.

RUM magazine interiorsPhotos via: RUM

Hostal Empuries-a nordic experience in the mediterranean

I  went on the perfect getaway vacation before the start of high season this summer and stayed here for a night. I was amazed, exited and inspired with the spaces, the Nordic decoration, with that beach look, the old tile floors, the walls’ muted color, the vintage furniture and the chessboard floors. This Hostal (more a fancy boutique hotel to be fair) end up being the best place I’ve been so far in Spain,  it’s only an hour away from Barcelona, it makes you feel like you are back in time – in a dreamy land far far away. Its style is amazing and the architecture fits organically with the natural environment which surrounds it. Hostal Empuries was built in the 1900 to lodge the archaeologists working in the Roman-Greek ruins found here. If you take a small walk along the Hostal’s coastline you will run into; ruins, coves and the pine trees. This place is magical. I came back here last weekend and took these photos to share with you. So far one of my favorite things about Spain.

Hostal Empuries-Costa Brava, Spain

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Vintage Glamour in Uruguay

Cynthia and Federico are the founders of a clothing line in Argentina called Kosiuko. They originally wanted to open a hotel. But after working the place they fall in love and decided to keep it, and what they have done with that space is incredible; a little vintage, shabby chic, rustic, french and nordic style all combine in one place. This is more than eye candy this is a Feast for your eyes! Enjoy!

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This is an example in how two great continents meet. This article is about a cottage in Uruguay by Argentinians Cynthia and Federico, it was published in a Swedish website that collects work from 16 magazines called I am amazed  by Swedish people and the gift to find the best spaces that there are out there. Another of my late crushes is another great Scandinavian mag called RUM, this one danish, that I actually wrote about in my return from Denmark this past August.

Photos via: Jean-Marc Wullschleger / living agency (all photos)

Time oh so fragile…

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These amazing ceramic clocks from Maria Kristofersson a swedish artist that I found out about in a collective artist gallery shop in Stockholm. Can’t get over the little white bird, a very surreal version of the coo coo clock we are all so used to see. Love it!
Definitely original and a must to include in my boutique.

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