A Week on La Costa Brava

This past March, I spent an amazing week on La Costa Brava, an area encompassing Barcelona and other coastal cities in eastern Spain. Barcelona and it's people truly prioritize design - from Gaudi's architecture to the boundless museums and galleries, products, and even food presentation - Barcelona is a city full of art and inspiration is everywhere. We escaped the city for two days and headed north to Cadaques, a small fishing village which was home to Salvador Dali, and where his home has been preserved as a museum. Cadaques is quintessential Costa Brava - white washed houses set on a hillside, tiny winding cobble stone streets, and stunning light shining off the ocean - this place could break Instagram. The easternmost point in Spain, Cadaques is also where the Pyrenees mountains begin. We stayed at the impeccably designed Tramuntana Hotel, a boutique hotel with wonderful amenities, comfortable rooms, a perfect location in town and friendly, accommodating owners. Between the surreal rush of visiting the home of Salvador Dali, and the incomparable setting, Cadaques was among the highlights of the whole trip. Back in Barcelona, we continued to enjoy outstanding food, and I snapped design inspiration wherever I found it. My favorite find is pictured here, some artisan chocolate packaging. This font and these colors are my current design obsession - definitely too pretty to eat!