Barcelona, Spain
Charo, 45
Design Brand Owner
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a bit about Charo

What are you working on?

I own a brand of beautiful things that make life happier. We are a very small team so I do a little bit of everything – design, production, communications… whatever’s necessary.

What drives you mad these days?

The FAST everything culture gets on my nerves. Please make it stop.

What makes you happy?

I’m crazy about my job and all the great people around me.

When was the last time you cried?

I cried while watching the movie “The Danish Girl”. It’s very sad to see what what the transexual community had to go through and still does.

What is playing in your earphones nowadays?

The last thing that was playing in my Mac speakers is the soundtrack of the second season of Transparent, and the Martirio CD celebrating his 25 years on stage.

What was the last movie you went to?

“The Danish Girl”, “Carol” and “What happened, Miss Simone?”

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

Lately I’m into Other Stories, COS and Vialis for shoes, even though I came to realize that I’m less and less into clothes shopping.

What’s a place in town you feel like only you know about?

Costa i Llobera Gardens. How come such a place stays empty? I guess it’s part of its charm.

It’s raining for days and you’re sick of staying at home – where would you go?

I would go anywhere but definitely without an umbrella, mobile phone or anything else and just wander around the streets until I’m soaking wet.

Where’s your favourite street or neighbourhood to wander in?

On Parlament street I can find everything I need on a normal day. The streets of the Gothic quarter are magical. If I want to get lost even more I take a walk on the Montjuic.

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

Look at the sea.

Who’s your hero and where would you take them out to eat or drink in your city?

My heros are normal people, like many of my friends and my sister Carmina. I would take all of them, today, to eat paella in “Kaiku” in Barceloneta, looking at the sea.

What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?

The beach, a parasol, and XXXL pareo for my girlfriends and good food.

What’s your go-to café?

I really like Juice House on Parlament street because they have good everything and the staff is super friendly.

If you were given a choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Poble Sec, my neighborhood, so I could make a few changes.

What’s the place in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

You’ll never find me in a fast food joint.

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

I would go to the “Aire de Barcelona” spa with my sister Carmina, with a bottle of Cava and two glasses.

What do you love doing the most that is not work, relationship or family related?

I like looking for treasures in the “Encantes” market. I prefer going by myself so I can take all the time I need and have breakfast on the upper floor.

When you feel like going on a night out, what’s the first place you usually consider going to?

Betty Ford on Joaquin Costa street. There are always beautiful people there.

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