Where do you live?
In Barcelona, in the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood. It is a quiet area in the north of the city. I like it because it has a big market, nice boutiques and some beautiful coffee places.
If money was no object, where would you live?
I would love to live in London or Los Angeles. I adore these two cities. I like also exotic destinations and discovering new cultures.
Which are your favourite Barcelona stores?
The Lydia Delgado store on Minerva, of course! I also love Heritage on Carrer dels Banys Nous, one of the best vintage boutiques you could find, with lots of accessories and jewellery. I also like The Outpost on Carrer del Rosselló, a store for men with nice brands.
And your favourite restaurants?
Quite close to my house there is a Japanese restaurant called Big Fish, on Comercial. It is cosy, the sushi is good and the salads are very tasty. Another restaurant I always recommend is Dos Palillos on Carrer d’Elisabets, close to MACBA, where you can taste Asian tapas – amazing!
Can you recommend any local dishes to try?
Sopa de galets y carn d’olla, a traditional Christmas dish which consists of a pasta soup served with potato stew, chickpeas and chicken.
Where do you take out-of-town friends?
Usually to the El Born and El Gòtic neighbourhoods.
Do you have a favourite local bar?
I go sometimes to Gimlet on Santaló. It’s a cocktail bar with a cinematographic environment and very good drinks.
How do you like to travel around Barcelona?
I usually walk everywhere. I have had three bicycles but all three have been stolen! I take the bus or the underground, but never the car.
Which are your favourite Barcelona monuments and museums?
In Barcelona there are wonderful buildings everywhere. Walking along Passeig de Gràcia, you can discover little gems if you look up to the top of the buildings. I love the Museu Picasso on Montcada, one of the oldest and most magic streets in Barcelona.
Where do you run away to relax?
I practice yoga and meditation at the Dharmakaya centre, a very nice, quiet space located on Carrer de Calaf in front of the Galvany market, close to my house.
What can’t you live without?
I couldn’t live without travelling and now that I am used to having a fireplace and a terrace, I couldn’t live without them either.