Barcelona has the world’s coolest neighborhood!

As you may all know by now, we cannot be prouder of our city; its architecture, the character of the people, its history and culture… Every little detail inspires us to create our perfumes and have also been a source of inspiration to design our flagship store. And apparently, we are not the only ones to love it because l’Eixample (our neighborhood!), because, more concretely the beautiful Esquerra de l’Eixmple, has been chosen the best neighborhood by prestigious international magazine, Time Out. Eixample is Catalan for "expansion” and this sprawling neighborhood, on a strict grid pattern, falls into two distinct sections: The luxurious and touristy Dreta de l'Eixample, and the more down-to-earth, residential area, Esquerra de l'Eixample. The ranking 'The 40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world' launched a query that answered more tan 38,0000 neighbors. They answered questions related with what they loved about their cities and on a second step, Time Out editors did the final selection based on a main criteria: “places that represent the soul of the city”. L'Esquerra de l'Eixample is a neighbor full of local businesses that beats to the rhythm of Barcelona’s locals. A neighbor where the buildings have beautiful interior gardens. A neighbour full of places and corners worth discovering; it’s the creative lung of the “Fàbrica Lehmann”, the urban garden of “l’Espai Germanetes”, the famous market “Mercat del Ninot”, the Park Joan Miró, the house Golferichs, the historic building of the Universitat de Barcelona and its beautiful gardens, the charming Street of Enric Granados, among many other buildings, streets and initiatives that you cannot miss on your next visit to Barcelona and that you will find just a 10 minutes-walk from our boutique! In addition, during Barcelona's strict lockdown, the courtyards of Esquerra's apartment blocks became focal points for the city's energy -- as in the pop-up Hidrogel Sessions, in which residents dressed up in costumes and organized mass dance parties from their balconies. And Ada Parellada, from renowned restaurant Semproniana, cooked for health professionals. Beautiful actions that talk a lot about Catalan’s character and our sense of community, a factor that has been really relevant in the decision of the jury. Amongst the top list of the coolest neighbors, we also find: Downtown in Los Angeles, Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong, Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York, Yarraville in Melbourne, Wedding in Berlin or Marrickville, in Sydney.

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