Barcelona, Spain
Adriana, 32
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a bit about Adriana

What are you working on these days?

I’m a photographer and I’m working for different clients now, photos, a video, an exhibition…

What drives you mad these days?

How everything goes really fast and realizing how I waste my time sometimes.

What makes you happy?

Working, my friends, my cat and waking up and seeing it’s sunny.

When was the last time you cried?

I don’t remember so it must be a long time ago…

What’s your latest musical obsession?

I go by bicycle everywhere so I don’t use the earphones very much… but right now in the studio we’re listening to Lester Young.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

Last week we went to see Kiki, a spanish movie. I didn’t like Spanish movies in the past and this one was not an en exception, but a friend made the music so it was nice to hear him in the cinema… the music is the best part of the movie!!

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

I’m dress very basically, I buy the same clothes twice so I dress mostly the same. When something is ruined I go and buy exactly the same model again (if I find it). I mostly go to American Apparel or Topshop.

What’s your go-to café in Barcelona?

I usually go to the bar I have across the street from my studio. It’s not a very good cafe but they are nice and we have known each other for many years.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

I love my street, Via Layetana. It’s a big street that divides the Born and the Gòtic neighbourhood.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Barcelona but never actually do?

Hahahaha a lot of things… I used to walk a lot and get lost in the city to take pictures some years ago. Since I have the studio I have lost this custom that I’d love to recover.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

My mom and dad are my heroes, and usually they are the ones who take me out to drink and eat in the city! We used to go to many places but Can Cisa and Cañota are the ones we go to when we are together.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

I would get a car (I don’t drive so I would get also someone who drives) and I would go to Cadaqués. It’s a little village in l’Empordà, next to France, only two hours away from Barcelona. I try to go every time I can. Or every time I remember.

What’s that place in Barcelona you feel like only you know about?

My mother lives in Collserola, in the middle of the mountain that hosts the Tibidabo park. There are a lot of nooks from where you see the whole city and you’re all alone.

What’s the spot in Barcelona you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Never say never!

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

I would go with my friend and assistant Carles to eat some tacos to Taco Alto! If I receive the news at the afternoon I would ring all my friends and invite them to Can Cisa to eat oysters and drink wine!

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

I love to go out and discover new places to eat/drink. I also love laying in the sofá reading a book. And sleeping. I really love sleeping.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

We always go to Bitter. We’re people of customs. They make some of the best cocktails in town.

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