Where were you born?
Where do you live?
Most of the time in Madrid because I work there, but my parents live in Sant Cugat del Vallès, a nice village located north of Barcelona, close to the city.
What’s best about your neighbourhood?
I spent my first years in the Gràcia neighbourhood, where my grandmother still lives. I love walking up and down Gran de Gràcia, Gracià’s main street, because it reminds me of all the times I walked through that street in my childhood with my mother and my sister, on our way to visit our grandma or to ballet classes.
Which is your favourite area of Barcelona?
El Born, one of the most fashionable neighbourhoods in the city.
If money was no object, where would you live?
I would love to spend some time in London and New York.
Which is your favourite Barcelona store?
The worst part of globalisation is that you find the same stores and brands in most cities and it is getting quite difficult to discover original boutiques. In Barcelona I love going to El Corte Inglés, to a specific branch close to Las Ramblas, where there are very nice brands. Vinçon on Passeig de Gràcia is full of curiosities. It is also really great losing yourself all the way up from Portal del Ángel to El Born. All that stretch is packed with cosy, interesting stores.
Who is your favourite Catalonian designer?
I love María Escoté.
Which are your favourite restaurants in the city?
I truly recommend Mamarosa Beach near Plaça de la Rosa Dels Vents close to W Hotel. It was my favourite restaurant last summer to enjoy dinner and drinks with friends.
Can you recommend any local dishes to try?
Calçots (green onions) drive me crazy, I love them!
Do you have a favourite local pub?
CDLC on Passeig Marítim 32 – perfect for a drink all year, but better during the summer!
Where do you take out-of-town friends?
To Camp Nou to watch Barcelona’s football club playing.
Where are the best views of Barcelona to be found?
The views from Tibidabo mountain are incredible and a must-see, but if you can't make it to the top, the Arrabassada viewpoint is also amazing.
How do you like to travel around the city?
I always walk everywhere. Distances are not a problem and you can always take the bus if you feel tired.
Any advice for visitors?
Visit the magic fountain at Montjuïc, one of the most romantic places in Barcelona.
Can you recommend any good hotels?
I would suggest Omm Hotel on Rosselló. The location is perfect and when you are in the room you can really relax and disconnect from everything. The spa is also nice.
Where do you like to take a break?
Sant Cugat del Vallès is good because you are close to Barcelona but far enough away to leave the stress of the city behind. If it is summer, a getaway to Sitges is the best option.
What can’t you live without?
I couldn't live without music!
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