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a bit about Cristina
What are you working on?
I’m working on an ad for the US with a very crazy client.
What drives you mad these days?
The new edition of Candy Magazine by Luis Venegas.
What makes you happy?
A normal sunny day in Barcelona and making plans with my friends.
When was the last time you cried?
When I saw the video a newborn sick calf being rescued at the Gaia farm animal sanctuary.
What is playing in your earphones nowadays?
Ok Lou, my colleagues from Canada Editorial introduced me to this band and I’ve been listening to it nonstop for weeks now.
What was the last movie you went to?
“Kiki, love to love” directed by Paco León, a Spanish actor/director. I laughed really hard when I saw it.
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go to do your shopping?
Whenever I feel like buying myself something, the one thing I want are sunglasses. I love the selection they have in Bassol Gallery on Les Lunettes and 19 Doctor Dou street in el Born.
What’s a place in town you feel like only you know about?
Climbing up the Montjuic in a car or a motorbike headed to La Foixarda. I always get lost on the way, but there’s a moment when you cross a bridge and see a little side road to your right, go there and after 5 minutes you’ll find yourself in the middle of a forest in complete silence. I’m always left amazed that I’m still in Barcelona.
It’s raining for days and you’re sick of staying at home – where would you go?
I would surely be craving a paella on the balcony of Barraca in Barceloneta and then drink a few beers in Leo bar.
Where’s your favourite street or neighbourhood to wander in?
Raval rules, I’m crazy for Joaquim Costa and Carretas streets! But the nights on Aldana street in Sant Antoni are unforgettable!
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city but never actually do?
Watching the film sessions in Phenomena. I’m always too lazy climb up to Gracia neighborhood.
Who’s your hero and where would you take them out to eat or drink in your city?
Right now it would be Hari Nef, I think she is giving great talks on how to stay true to yourself. I’d love to bring her to Junaleles on Aldana Street at 6am to dance flamenco in this very spanish environment.
What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?
Go drink vermouth with my friends on one of the balconies in Sant Antoni during the Tapa Antoni festival week.
What’s your go-to café?
I’m more into the fruit juices they make at Flax & Kale and Mother BCN.
If you were given a choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?
I don’t have any plans of becoming a mayor!
What’s the place in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
With the posh and fake people of Tuset street. This whole bar area and all the people who hang out there really make me sick.
You’ve just got the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?
Every celebration always ends up in Bar Olimpia.
What do you love doing the most that is not work, relationship or family related?
Get on a plane.
When you feel like going on a night out, what’s the first place you usually consider going to?
I always get a few drinks at Bitter.