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Niki & Joe

April 16th, 2012


I promised you something good, didn’t I? Wonder what I found behind this knackered and tagged door?

I was hoping to stay at Niki & Joe’s beautifully decorated apartment, unfortunately it was fully booked during my trip. How could I still take some of the experience home with me? An email, a phone call and a Vermouth later there I was ready to shoot this little gem. Entering this apartment is a real feast for the eyes, you will not know what to look at first. This British creative duo loves to collect and is not afraid to show it. If you are crazy about vintage, antiques and flea market finds I strongly recommend to stay at their place while visiting Barcelona. Every object on display has a story to tell, making the apartment so unique and fascinating. Most of their furniture and oddities are sourced in England, some are sourced locally in Spain. Their home is as a work in progress, constantly evolving. When I visited they had just finished the plant installation in the bathroom and, a couple of weeks before, they made these really cute lampshade with old maps to complete their boat shaped lamps. They truly have mastered the art making a place your own. Here is the link to their airbnb listing.

And it get’s better! Niki has teamed up with and her friend Lisa to created Antiques and Boutiques, a private city tour and personal shopping service. According to your interests they will share their personal addresses of stylish and charming places in Barcelona. In no time you will know where to eat and shop or where to just sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

A special thank you to Lisa for lending me her bike on my last day in this lovely city. I did not make it to Badelona but I hope to come back very soon!

all pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter

Tea with Tanya

March 29th, 2012


Tanya, a life coach and also a lovely airbnb host, was so kind to have me over for an exquisite Mariage Frere tea and a chat about Barcelona. Then she took me through the bustling streets of el Barrio Gotico to visit the atelier/shop of a befriended Argentinian couple. Pictures are coming soon.

pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter

Waking up at Anna’s

March 28th, 2012


Airbnb a great way to travel on a budget and to meet genuinly kind people.

pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter