Friday, August 15, 2008

On Our Radar: (Vicky Cristina) Barcelona

We haven't returned to Barcelona since college when we went to see the Olympics. While we had a fantastic time seeing track, volleyball, water polo, and much more, we saw very little of the city. We chalk it up to an Olympic experience as opposed to a Barcelona vacation. What we do remember is the late (late!) dinners and nights out, the long afternoon siestas, and the red wine and tapas. We've always longed to go back for more of the gorgeous Catalan city.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona, the new movie by Woody Allen, opens today starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, and Rebecca Hall, and promises to light our interest in Spain once again. Vicky and Cristina are two Americans spending their summer in Barcelona who meet and follow Javier Bardem (who can blame them?) to his home. Penelope Cruz, whose roll in Volver inspired us to take Spanish language classes, is Bardem's ex-wife and crazy, sometime lover. We're hoping Vicky Christina Barcelona proves to be as good on screen as it does in the trailer.

When we make it back to Barcelona, we'd like to stay at the boutique Casa Camper Hotel in the stylish Raval neighborhood close to great shopping and the contemporary art museum. Started by the hipster, Spanish shoe company, Camper, the eco-friendly, non-smoking hotel offers amenities like a 24-hour healthy self service snack bar, the rooms come equipped with separate lounging areas with hammocks, and free bike rentals (one of our fave ways to explore European cities).

Check back for our review of Vicky Cristina Barcelona.


Ellie said...

Jet Set girls need to proofread!

I understand no one is perfect, but geeze!!

Reread your entry and see how many mistakes that need to be corrected.

It's all about making it look professional, girls!

Love the blog.

The Jet Set Girls said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Ellie. There's no excuse for sloppiness, but we'll offer them up anyway: Hope has had her hands full with not one, but two sick pups and Annie moved and only got her internet connected today--after 3 weeks of no regular access. We'll be back on the ball soon. Hope you keep reading!

20somethingirl said...

I saw the movie on Sat night and LOVED it! It def brought me back to my 1 wk in Barcelona in 2006 except I was living out of my backpack and in hostels instead of fancy villas.

jb said...

Hey can anyone tell me what kind of jeans Scarlett Johansson, is wearing in this movie it's driving me crazy please.

I thought they where Hudson but now i'm not sure. They look so good i want to get a pair.


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