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      News — Birthday in Barcelona

      Together we can do more!

      Together we can do more!

      At Straws ’n Berries we love to work together with other local startups or small companies. In this way we can also give you something extra for the perfect picnic for your birthday, bachelorette party or girls night. But who are the companies we work with? We would love to tell you more about them.

       

      Born Rosé

      Born Rosé is a company that makes delicious rosé. They think that the world of wine should be more laid-back and fun. That’s why they created a different and new brand in El Born, Barcelona. The brand Born Rosé is inspired by the international movement of the rosé of the French Provence, the West coast of the United States, Scandinavian countries and the United Kingdom. The rosé of Born Rosé is a reflection and inspiration of the Barcelona lifestyle. The city is light and has an open character. That’s why the rosé is fresh, light and easy to drink and perfect to add to your picnic in the sun!

                 

       

      Casa de Pastel

      Casa de Pastel makes beautiful cakes and sweets in our studio in Poble Nou. The company was founded by a Dutchy, Lauren who learnt her skills at a pastry school in London and loves nothing more than creating extravagant and funky cakes.
      The cakes she makes are for all kinds of events such as birthdays, baby showers, kids’ parties and weddings. You can customize your cake via the cake shop, and she will create the cake that you wished for. In this way you can make your picnic party in Barcelona even more special. It’s also possible to follow one of her physical workshops or grow as a baker though the online pastry school.

             

       

      La femme floral

      How could you better celebrate spring than with flowers? At La femme floral you can find very pretty flower bouquets. They really give you that extra glam to your picnic.  La Femme floral makes all kinds of different flower bouquets. In this way there will always be something that you love!
      Frida moved to Barcelona over 10 years ago and in 2020 made her dream her job! By opening her own shop in the heart of El Born, she always makes bouquets that perfectly match our picnics.

              

      Where to stay during your trip to BARCELONA

      Where to stay during your trip to BARCELONA

      As we all know, Barcelona is a beautiful city and has something for everyone. With over 1.6 million inhabitants, Barcelona is one of the biggest cities in Europe. The capital of Catalonia is filled with different neighbourhoods, which all offer their different and unique characteristics. This city has something for everyone and for every kind of trip. Coming for a romantic trip to Barcelona? Or coming with all your besties for a hen party in Barcelona? This city has it all for you. Whether you are looking for a stay in a hip neighbourhood as El Born, a more elegant neighbourhood as Eixample or an upcoming and cool neighbourhood as Poblenou, or something else, let’s just dive right into where you should stay during your time in Barcelona.

       

      Barceloneta

      Barceloneta definitely has two different sides, which both have their own charms. In the dark and narrow streets of the old fishermen’s quarter, you can still have the feeling of a small village. You can hear the old ladies yell to each other from their balconies and see the old men sitting next to their doorsteps with each other. As you can imagine this gives quite a romantic atmosphere, so this is a pretty perfect area to stay during a romantic trip in Barcelona. However, not far from this village-like-feeling part of Barceloneta, you find the cosmopolitan and tourism-driven part with bars and cafés blasting loud music day and night. As you can imagine here, this part of Barceloneta is definitely amazing to stay during your hen party in Barcelona. The beach is obviously the biggest attraction in Barceloneta, but there is more! The aquarium, which is the biggest one in Europe, is great for families. Another cool thing to do in Barceloneta is take the Cable Car to the mountain Montjuïc. The Cable Car stands in Barceloneta and cannot be missed.

       

      El Born

      In the 13th and 14th century when Barcelona started growing due to the trade of the fishermen, El Born was the first extension of the city. The narrow web of streets scattered around the old church of Santa Maria del Mar are also a part of El Born. Hidden down backstreets, some of the coolest spots of the city are located. Here you can find trendy coffee shops, hipster barbers and hip concept stores. All of the above are interspersed with small art galleries and boutique shops. In the middle of all this you can find Passeig del Born, another lively spot. Passeig del Born is lined with different sorts of bars, ideal for a nice cocktail, beer or vermouth.

      However, Born is not just about its nightlife. In Carrer de Montcada you can find one of the three Picasso Museums, a museum totally devoted to the work of Pablo Picasso. So, El Born is actually just a great place to stay during any trip to Barcelona, whether you are celebrating your hen party in Barcelona or having a romantic trip to Barcelona.

       

      Eixample

      One of the biggest and maybe even the most known district of Barcelona is Eixample. This neighbourhood is located in the city centre and offers a lot. Its elegant, upmarket and very luxurious. Here you can find all the designer stores, luxurious hotels and fine-dining restaurants.

      This elegant neighbourhood is also the home of some of Gaudi’s most famous works, Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and La Sagrada Familia. Passeig de Gracia is the heart of Eixample and this is also the shopping street for all the luxurious and expensive lovers. You can find all international designer stores you can wish for here.

      When it comes to upmarket restaurants, Eixample is also definitely where you should be looking. One of my personal favourites, which I would absolutely recommend is Can Framis Café Bistrot, near the Arc the Triomph. Their great asparagus and black truffle risotto are definitely worth the try. So, as you probably start to realise, Eixample is surely one of the neighbourhoods you should go to. Coming for a luxurious romantic getaway to Barcelona? This is your neighbourhood!

       

      Gotic Quarter

      The Gotic Quarter, which covers everything from Via Laietana to La Rambla, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, partly surrounded by the old city walls and filled with ancient Roman remnants and medieval buildings; it’s also home to Barcelona Cathedral. Gotic is certainly a neighbourhood of contrasts. You are very likely to find an old building next to a modern house or store, this mix of old and new makes people from all over the world want to stay in Gotic.

      The narrow and winding streets of Gotic almost makes it some sort of labyrinth, which could make that it will take you a little while before you get to know the way here. However, getting lost in all of Gotic’s beautiful small streets is way more fun than going to your destination right away. One of the most important places in Gotic is the Barcelona Cathedral, right in the middle of this district. The cathedral has a gorgeous courtyard with plants, and you’d never guess it, gooses.

      The most famous boulevard of Barcelona which we’ve probably all have heard of before, is Las Ramblas, but one tip, watch all of your belongings when you are walking here! Pickpockets also love Las Ramblas. Besides this, Las Ramblas is absolutely worth a stroll. When on Las Ramblas, don’t forget to stop by La Boqueria. This indoor market has all the Spanish delicatessens you can ever wish for and is 100% a place you should have been during your stay in Barcelona.

       

      Gracia
      Elegant Gracia is known for its 19th-century boulevards, pedestrian lanes lined with indie boutiques, galleries, and arthouse cinemas. Cool Catalan bistros and wine bars surround the landmark clock tower at Plaça de la Vila de Gracia. Antoni Gaudi’s artistic architecture marks the area, from neo-Moorish mansion Casa Vicens to the fantastical, mosaic-covered estate at Parc Güell, on a hillside above the city.The area is perfect for those who want something a little bit different, those who perhaps have been to Barcelona before and want a different touristic experience. Although really, because central Barcelona is so easily accessible from Gracia it is suitable for everyone. One of the best features of Gracia is that there are not so many tourists, so you feel like you've discovered something a bit new and diverse. Shopping is also good in Gracia, where new, arty boutiques stand next to traditional Spanish stores. So after this, it is easy to say Gracia would be a great neighbourhood for any trip to Barcelona, but especially for the ones who want to sit a different part of Barcelona.

       

      Poblenou

      The neighbourhood Poblenou is actually a former factory district, before the industrial revolution Poblenou used to be wasteland and swamp area. The textile industry caused an enormous influx of new inhabitants, the factory workers. The living conditions were shockingly bad which resulted in all sorts of protest and a revolution. People became homeless and drug problems started to arise with loads of young people. Eventually, the Olympic Games turned out to be the big turnaround for all of these problems. Empty factories were demolished or converted to accommodate cultural and sports centres and lofts for artists. A modern metro line provided a fast connection to the centre and the Rambla del Poblenou received a facelift. This gave Poblenou the boost it deserved. Nowadays, Poblenou has slowly been growing into one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city, popular with hipsters and start-ups. While the lower part of the neighbourhood, close to the sea, has remained quite traditional, it’s the upper region near the colourful Torre Glòries that has changed the most. Here, old warehouses have been transformed into creative offices and co-working spaces, modern galleries, craft beer breweries and concept stores. If you love Instagrammable space, quality coffee, brunch places and vintage markets, you’ll love Poblenou. So, for your hen party in Barcelona, or a friends’ trip to Barcelona, the hip places in Poblenou, in combination with the beach, will be the perfect place for you!

       

      Poble sec

      Between Avenue de Parallel and the mountain Montjuïc, the safe and residential neighbourhood named Poble Sec is located. Our biggest recommendation here is Carrer de Blai. On Carrer de Blai you can find bar after bar offering pintxos. This is how it works; you enter one of the bars, order the pintxos of your preference and afterwards you pay for the little sticks that come with your pintxos. Pintxos are small one bites, typically served on bread. Definitely worth a try as well! This food experience is absolutely one you should try when in you’re visiting Barcelona!

       

      We really hoped that we were able to give you some insight into all of the neighbourhoods of Barcelona, and that you are now sure where to stay during you hen party in Barcelona or your romantic trip to Barcelona! We also hope to see you when you come to visit <3

       

       

      It's cocktail 'o clock!

      It's cocktail 'o clock!

      At Straws 'n Berries we love working with other (small) companies in and around Barcelona. Are you celebrating your birthday, a bachelor party or simply a girls' night? We would like to introduce you to a new company we work with; The Corsican Bartender, who host the nicest cocktail workshop in Barcelona!

      The Corsican Bartender comes to you on location, for example at your home, but can also hosts the cocktail workshop at the Straws 'n Berries office. During this two-hour cocktail workshop you will learn how to make three different cocktails, which you can also choose yourself. The bartender will show the group how the chosen cocktails are put together and afterwards you can even make them yourself, how cool! He will also tell you all sorts of things about the cocktails during the cocktail workshop, such as fun facts. During the cocktail workshop, you can enjoy the food from the food platter we will set up for the group. After the three cocktails, there will be time for a special shot and there will be a prize to win. But we'll keep that a secret for a little while longer ;)

      This cocktail workshop in Barcelona is not only fun to do yourself, but also to give as a gift or to surprise someone with! Are you as enthusiastic as we are? Then book The Corsican Bartender for an amazing cocktail workshop in Barcelona and have a super fun evening!!

      How to celebrate your birthday in Barcelona

      How to celebrate your birthday in Barcelona

       

      Would you like to celebrate your birthday in beautiful Barcelona? And would you like to do this in a special way, with nice extras and fun activities? But yes, Barcelona has so much to offer that we can imagine that you don't really know what to do and especially where to do it. That's why we have listed a number of fun activities and services to give you a little more inspiration.

       

      Escape room

      An escape room is an activity you do in a team, where you’ll get a limited amount of time, to solve a mystery. The perfect activity of course for your birthday in Barcelona, or as a teambuilding activity at a bachelorette in Barcelona! You can solve this mystery using puzzles and riddles. The door of the area will be locked and then it's a race against time to escape from the area as quickly as possible. To escape from that area, you will be given various clues, which will help you step by step towards the final key or code. The time you’ll get for solving the mystery is usually an hour but can also be longer.

       Getting out of an escape room is a big challenge, because it requires you to think carefully and work in a team. How nice is it to do an escape room as a bachelor party in Barcelona and then combine it with a picnic at Straws'n Berries? Or if you celebrate your birthday in Barcelona?

      Here you’ll find the best rated escape rooms in the city, so success is guaranteed!

                                                                                       

      Bar hopping 

      Go bar hopping!Check out our previous blog post for the best cocktail bars.

       

      Birthday picnic

      The best and maybe even the most original way to celebrate your birthday in Barcelona, is to do that with a picnic. You can book this picnic at Straws ‘n Berries. We listen to all your wishes! Whether you’re a vegetarian, eat gluten free, want your picnic in you fave colours or want to celebrate it on a special location, everything is possible! We make sure that everything is ready when you come to your birthday picnic and the only thing you have to do is to enjoy. Because of covid it’s, sadly, not allowed to meet up with more than 10 people. But, we can unsure you that we despite that make a party out of it!

       

      Luxury boat trip 

      Cruiser Co Barcelona is a new company in Barcelona. At Cruiser Co you can rent a luxury boat, with a skipper, that will show you the beautiful coast of Barcelona. The water of the Mediterranean Sea is super blue, so looks attractive to swim in, which is possible of course. How cool is it to see the sun go down and the horizon turn orange while sailing?! A super experience and a very good way to celebrate your birthday in Barcelona. Check out their Instagram for more information 

       

      High tea picnic at strawsnberries

      Do you want to enjoy a real English high tea with some of your best friends, in the form of a picnic? Then think about a high tea picnic party in Barcelona! We'll take care of the real English tea, scones with clotted cream, sandwiches, cakes and even cava if you like! And all this at one of the most beautiful locations in Barcelona. Think of the beach, or in a quieter place like the Turó park. But you could also book it if you want to surprise your best friend for her birthday, how fun is that?!

       

      Sweets

      Of course, your birthday isn't complete without a cake. Did you know that we work together with Casa de Pastel? She turns cakes into a real work of art, which makes it almost a shame to eat the cake. Not in the mood for a cake? The cakepops and brownies are not to be missed. Check out the Instagram of Casa de Pastel for the most beautiful cakes. (At your own risk, because you want everything)