What’s best about your neighbourhood?
Turo Park for its sense of space and nature, although I can’t deny I also love its beautiful little shops.
If money was no object, where would you live?
I wouldn’t change what I have, a city apartment and a house on the coast.
What’s your favourite neighbourhood in your city?
El Borne, which is near the sea and has a laid-back atmosphere unusual in a city. It’s also full of museums and great tapas bars.
Which stores in the city do you like best, and why?
Azul Tierra, an interior design store with unique objects and lots of personality. Also L’Arca del Avia, an old fabric and lace shop in the Gothic quarter that’s very special.
What are your favourite restaurants in the city?
It’s more of a tapas bar: Bar Mut on Carrer Pau Claris. For something more formal it’s Hotel Omm, and for Italian food Isabella’s on Carrer Ganduxer.
Do you have a favourite local café or pub?
The Hotel Omm lounge is the perfect place to meet for coffee because it has a fireplace, comfortable sofas and warm lighting.
Where do you take visiting out-of-town friends?
Around the centre and El Borne. Walking all day is the only way to really discover this city.
What do you think is the best museum in your city?
MACBA, where you can always find beautiful new things.
Which person from your city do you most admire?
I don’t like admiring just one person, but I like the way people from Barcelona are open-minded and cosmopolitan.
Any advice for visitors?
Forget about the guidebooks and just walk all day; explore the great small shops that typify Barcelona.
Can you recommend any good hotels in your city?
Hotel Omm on Carrer de Rosselló and Passeig de Gràcia, Hotel Murmuri on Rambla Catalunya, or Granados 83 on Carrer Enrique Granados. They’re all central, modern and comfortable.
What can’t you live without?
My open space – a garden, a patio, a terrace.