Last Thursday I had the chance to assist to the opening to a new store with a very interesting concept. It’s name is wa’kü, and even though there is no meaning to the world on Collins English Dictionary, it concept is fresh, inclusive and very original.
Being a gallery as well as a store, the interior design is focused towards displaying all it products like a pieces of art, to learn to appreciate the fabric of the clothing, the color of the paintings & the reflection of the light in the jewelry.
From clothes from Sister Jane, with a distinctive and fun design, to pieces from Raul Del Sol‘s exhibition “Entomology”, the place is filled with a very good vibe. For the opening party, the hosts had jägermeister’s shots, the poisson for happines & music by Inma Gomes to set the mood.
I personally invite you to visit this store, they are at the Raval, the center of design and cultural movement in the heart of Barcelona at Carrer de la Lluna 2, or visit their Facebook Page and have a preview with their cool pics.
I’ve been living in Barcelona, Spain for almost four years. I am originally from Venezuela and even though I visit often there has been quite some time that I’ve spent Mother’s day with mom. This year turned out to be different, she has come to visit with dad and I’ve decided to look for that special gift for her.
Browsing to find ideas
Being in the “online all the time” society, I tend to go directly to the online stores to browse. But more than that, I am a fan of social networks. Some of them are the perfect spot to browse for gift ideas! The most popular right now are the ones that are “board like”.
Pinterest is the first one in everybody’s mind because it is incredible how in one place you can type a word or a sentence of what you might look and a hundred of pictures pop up on your screen. For me is stronger than Google, since you can look for the exact page of the item, some of them have attached the price, you can see which are more popular (popular pins) and find items that never thought exists in a million years.
From Pinterest you have some derived. If your mom is more into interior design and you want to look for a unique and cool gift, Fab is your place. From furniture to jewelry you have different styles and tastes, surely you can find a great gift there. And now they have this new cool feature to design your own furniture, so you can take creativity to a next level and have your one of a kind design.
Great stores to look on
After looking what is out there on the net, I decided to go to look on the actual store. Call me old fashion, but I really enjoy the feeling of walking through the store and observing everything to find an item that pops my eye and takes me back to a memory. There is where a find a worth to give gift. One of the stores that I am currently obsess with is Zara Home. It is incredible the variety that you can find: so many collections, each one full of color and styles. Personally I feel that is the interior designer’s paradise.
Another one that I recently found is Muji. The brand, originally from Japan, have a big range of useful but well design items that are great gift for anyone. The look is very minimalist, but what I liked the most about it is the level of detail and great quality. I even got the catalog to look at home and fantasize a little of how great the furniture would look.
Last but not least, if you are more into fun & original details, Tiger is the place to go. Since the day I was introduced to it, I fell completely in love. Items full of color and inventive, they are great to create a gift basket king of present. And the best part are the prices!
With all this, I hope to help you to find the best and most thoughtful present for that special mom.
One of the streets that I frequently walk by in Barcelona is Passeig de Gracia. Since I work in one of the building I love to walk over and take pictures of my favorites showcases.
Recently a new designer store opened and it caught my eye immediately: Max&Co boutique. For those like me that don’t know who they are, they are a retail project from the Max Mara Fashion Group. It was launched on 1986, they have dedicated to real fashion-conscious woman eager to put together a personal style with their clothing, accessories and why not?… Ideas.
There is a sweet feeling about the showcase, might be the pastel color, the soft fabrics of the clothing or just the lighting that makes me want to enter and buy every item of the store. The official opening party took place past April 12th where they invited the renown names in Barcelona’s fashion spotlight.
Even though the temptation was not bearable, I decided better to browse their web to find more about the Sprint collection and look for more unique pieces. One of the first thing that I looked for was this pair of floral print trousers and shirt that I saw in the showcase. The silk floral fabric is perfect for spring time, fresh and loose.
I also notice another items that caught my eye. A soft blue dress that I find perfect for a Sunday garden lunch, with printed silk ballerinas and eye-popping yellow maxi-bag.
If you want to enjoy more of the pieces that I liked the most I invite you to visit my Pintrest board: Spring Colors Max&Co