Barcelona, Spain
Ariana, 39
CEO at Good2Be Culture Publication
see her Barcelona city guide

a bit about Ariana

What are you working on these days?

On my own company, Good2b, an online journal of contemporary culture that also works as a communication and PR agency with a focus on music, gastronomy and lifestyle. Some of our clients are Brunch Électronik, Piknic Électronik, DGTL Barcelona, Playmoss, SoundEat, Pulitzer Hotel, Regina Hotel or Grupo San Telmo and its amazing restaurants.

What drives you mad these days?

Living in my office. It won’t last long, fortunately. I’m lucky my team is cool as ace.

What makes you happy?

Riding my Pelago bike around the city, listening to my vinyl, having dinner in a nice restaurant, travelling every now and then (more now than then if possible), having breakfast in bed while reading a book… Yes, I’m quite easy :).

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Any playlist you might find around or my disco vynil collection if I’m at home.

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

Lately I’m really into basics. I love having some colour with Lacoste Live pieces and probably Nike sneakers. I like buying shoes at Number BCN and some special clothes when I travel specially, I like visiting concept stores and local designer spaces.

What’s your go-to café in Barcelona?

Probably Granja Petit Bo. It’s close to my place and it’s super cozy.

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

Mine, everything from Passeig Sant Joan/ Diagonal down to Passeig Sant Joan/Ciutadella. Best street in town and it’s getting really cool. I also love Born, which is right on the side.

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

Biking next to the beach all the way to Badalona. I love that trip but I never ride it more that 4 or 5 times a year.

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

I don’t really have heroes, but if I was with my friends -I admire all of them so they could actually be my heroes- I would take them for dinner to La Cuina d’En Garriga.

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

Then it’s time to watch a movie at Phenomena or get into an exhibition at MACBA or CCCB.

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

I felt like that first time I visited Casa Bonay Hotel. Many people go there nowadays, so that feeling is now over. Anyway, I just keep on loving Libertine, its main room.

If tomorrow was your last day in Barcelona before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

A nice paella with a fruity white wine by the beach. And the best company. That is everything.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Eixample Dret, mine, even though some people find it too old fashioned.

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

Las Rambla – the main tourist street in Barcelona that is often packed.

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

With my beloved ones. Probably to a cozy-non pretentious restaurant around Born. Tantarantana or Picnic would work.

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

Riding my bike, sunbathing when it’s spring or summer time or going running around Ciutadella. All of them options make you feel free.

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