what to pack for barcelona

Packing Guide For A City Break to Barcelona


Barcelona, Spain is the perfect destination for anyone in denial that winter is coming. As the days get shorter and the temperatures get colder in many cities in Northern Europe, Barcelona somehow continues to bask in sunshine and temperatures in the late teens, even in November.

Although making the choice to go to Barcelona is easy, packing for Barcelona can be a challenge thanks to its warm days and cool night. To make things easier for you, I’ve put together a quick and easy guide to help you look cute and stay comfortable on your next city break to Barcelona.  Read more about Packing Guide For A City Break to Barcelona

what to wear in Madrid in Fall

What to Wear in Madrid in Fall

As I packed my bags in anticipation of our move from Ottawa, Canada to Madrid, Spain in October 2015, I was convinced I would be the frumpiest person there. My day-to-day fall style veers more jeans, tees, and cardigans, and I imagined Madrid – and all of Spain – as a sea of voluptuous brunettes wearing bandage dresses and towering over me in stilettos.

I was prepared to stand out – and maybe not in the best way.

what to pack for madrid

On those first few days that I explored the capital, I was shocked to find out that most of the stereotypes I had developed about Spanish women were in fact wrong. The ladies of Madrid (Madrileñas) had a distinct style, one that combined comfort and confidence, and looked both chic and badass.

The ten months that lived in Madrid, I spent my time exploring the city, eating all the food, and taking notes on just how to dress like a Madrileña. Read more about What to Wear in Madrid in Fall