It’s pretty hard to not fall in love with Barcelona. The beautiful architecture everywhere, the sunny weather, the beach and palm trees mixed with the hustling and bustling of a city and of course the iconic Sagrada Família & Park Güell. I think we can all agree it’s pretty amazing! I’ve been here once a couple of years ago, but another visit was definitely long overdue which is why I was more than happy to attend a weekend with Anna de Codorníu in Barcelona and Madrid. Three days filled with sun, beautiful cities, delicious cava and a little fashion week in between – it didn’t take too much time to convince me to join in on all that fun. We kicked off the weekend with a visit and tasting at Codorniu’s Cavas, which isn’t too far from the center of Barcelona. This vineyard is pretty much the prettiest I’ve seen so far – it kinda screams “princess summer residence” (and we all know about my not-so-secret wishes to become a princess one day).
Anna de Codorníu
The label of Anna de Codorníu might look familiar to you, and that’s because Belgium is one of the three biggest markets for this iconic cava brand. Yes – if there’s one thing us Belgians know how to do well, it’s eating fries and drinking bubbles! The Codorníu name and brand has been around since 1551, making it Spain’s oldest winery. Anna was the last one to carry the family name, and together with her husband she laid the foundations for the current beautiful winery.
I was feeling the sunny and romantic vibes of the environment, so I figured this lace top was a pretty perfect fit for that. Paired with my buckle boots to give it a little bit of edge (and stay comfy at the same time), and borrowed Elien’s Céline sunnies to finish it all. The jacket wasn’t even necessary, in fact I was kind of bummed to be wearing pants when we were soaking up the sun during lunch time – it was so hot that it already kind of felt like summer! Although I have to admit I was glad to be wearing them when we got a little tour in the cellars since it’s a lot colder down there. We had good fun though, especially during a ride on the train that took us through the old part.
Outfit details: Stradivarius top – J Brand denim – Sacha boots – Levi’s jacket – (borrowed) Céline sunglasses
You can find four different types of Anna de Codorníu cava in stores: the Anna Blanc de Blancs Brut Reserva (the vivacious one with citrus notes), Anna Brut Rosé (the pink, sweeter one), Dulce Anna (the one with notes of spring fruit and white flowers) and the Organic Brut (the balanced, creamy one) – and honestly it’s quite hard to pick a favorite, so why not try them all and decide for yourself? You can easily get them at Delhaize, and I for one can’t wait to pop a bottle of bubbles during the first BBQ of the season this year!