About Sarah Perkins

Sarah Perkins

Sarah Perkins is an Australian who has lived in both Melbourne and Sydney until she left last year for Barcelona. After many years of travelling the world for work and for pleasure, she is enjoying sitting still in beautiful Barcelona, trying to learn castellano, while creating events and tours and sharing her passion and infatuation for the city in her blog 'Barcelona Besotted'.

Latest Posts by Sarah Perkins

Barcelona’s Fiesta de Gracia, a Colorful Tradition

September 9, 2014 by  

The Fiesta de Gracia - every August, the neighbourhood of Gracia holds its own Festival.  The residents decorate the streets and the plazas with colourful and original designs.  Every night is a party with bars and bands in the streets and it is easy to lose yourself (and your way) exploring the fun and festivaties that are on offer! It is a wonderful and colourful tradition and worth a visit.

Barcelona Foodie Alert

May 12, 2014 by  



A Barcelona Winter Sky…

March 11, 2014 by  


No filter anywhere. Barcelona winter sky.

Barcelona 080 Fashion Week For Style & Design

February 5, 2014 by  


This year, the event took over Barcelona on the campus of The Cultural Centre Born in Born from January 27-31, 2014.

080 Barcelona Fashion Week was born in July 2007 in order to give visibility to independent designers and become a benchmark of design and fashion forward internationally. It is much more than a fashion show.

In the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2014 had 34 parades of designers and brands. It also highlighted the return of Sita Murt, which after a stage parading in the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid return to the Catalan catwalk.

Brands participants in 080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2014 included  Aldomartins, Boboli, Condor, Custo Barcelona, Desigual, Scorpio, Mango, Naulover, Punto Blanco, Slazenger, TCN, Torras and Yerse. A new feature also returned this year Txell Miras and parade for the first time in 080 designers Isabel Toledo and Manuel Lebor Gabala Cruzcastillo, which will add to Albéniz, Brain & Beast (winner of the 080 Barcelona Fashion Award last edition), Celia Vela, Georgina Vendrell, Josep Abril, Justicia Ruano, Krizia Robustella, Manuel Bolaño, Martinez Lierah, Miriam Ponsa, Natalie Capell, Oscarleon, Selim de Somavilla, Ssic & Paul and Zazo & Brull.


 Fashion Week in Barcelona is a few days of fun, fashion and fiestas, whilst seeing what we will be seeing next Winter in the stores.  Mark your calendar for next year.

Sushi Cooking Class With a Spanish Twist…

November 25, 2013 by  


Down in the depths of Barrio Gotic, not too far from Ramblas, hidden behind the graffiti door, is where one can learn the art of making sushi, tempura and other Japanese delicacies… from a Catalan with a passion. Jordi hosts cooking nights where he cooks and teaches and we watch- and cook (optional)- and eat (some of the best sushi I have ever eaten!). Fun and delicious…  what more can one ask for from a class!

Purple & Orange Fall Skies Outside Barcelona

November 20, 2013 by  


La Mercé, Barcelona’s Festival That Dates Back To 1871

October 1, 2013 by  


La Mercé, the annual festival dating back from 1871 celebrates Barcelona culture, old and new.  The city streets and seas are filled with traditional festivities and modern tastes. 
Barcelona is a buzz!!! 

When Spanish Yellow Jacaranda Trees Drop Their Flowers For Summer

July 22, 2013 by  


Follow the yellow brick road to OZ?!! (If only it was that easy!) When the yellow jacaranda trees drop their flowers for summer.

UN BESO: the yellow brick roads of Barcelona, X

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