Barcelona, Spain
Millie, 28
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What do you do and why do you do it?

Above all, I am a musician and I do it because music is everything to me. My goal is to be able to wake up everyday and just play instruments and sing for a living.

What TV show is a must watch?

I am a bit of a nerd and watch true crime investigations such as 20/20 on abc, netflix documentaries and STRANGER THINGS.

What’s the best karaoke song of all times?

Marvin gaye- let´s stay together.

Which movie have you watched more than 3 times?

I am not into movies as much as music but I have seen "Don't Breathe" more than five times in two months!

Have you ever cried while reading a book? Which one?

Probably, nothing wrong with a good cry!

Are you a planned or a spontaneous shopper? What’s your go-to store in Barcelona?

I am not a planned shopper at all, I am super spontaneous with this sort of thing, which isn't always a good thing. My go to shop has to be the "Texas thrift shop" at 152 Calle floridablanca or FTC on Carrer Notariat.

What’s the one place in Barcelona that you’re sure only you truly appreciate?

I actually really like the outskirts of the city, where the areas aren´t so affected by tourism. I love the rawness, the graffiti, the concrete jungle and the cheaper looking areas. A lot of urban character.

What’s your dream job?

My dream job is basically to make music and also be a spokesperson for charities and make a difference, as I think there is so much the world needs help with today.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I love London for its music scene, the nightlife and the shopping but its cold!! You can't beat Barcelona for a vacay it has everything and more!

Where do you go in Barcelona if you have two hours to kill?

I will either go to the skateparks at Marbella or down to the W hotel along the seafront or you´ll find me eating brunch somewhere.

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

Go and be a tourist in my own city, I have always integrated with the locals since I moved here and I would love to go and do a full day of Gaudi buildings, museums, visit the Sagrada familia , Park Guell and Montserrat.

Who’s your hero and where would you take them out for a bite or a drink in Barcelona?

my heroes are my parents and I would treat them to a fancy drink at the Majestic hotel rooftop bar on Passeig de Gracia.

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

the gothic quarter, its dark, mysterious and has a lot of history and secrets or Poble nou because of how cool it is, without even trying.

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

I won't be caught dead in Opium. Never again. Sorry

Where do you and your drinking buddies meet for a casual night out in Barcelona?

One of our favourite spots to go drinking now is nevermind for cheap beers and a cool grunge, skater vibe and Kino at macba, the hub for skating and art in Barcelona or 33/45 in joaquin costa

Where would you go in Barcelona to celebrate the best news EVER!?

If i was feeling fancy then I would head to Boca chica - Boca grande, the decor is insane, the bathrooms have a Photo Booth in them and the drinks are served to perfection.

It’s a Saturday night and the mood is right - where do you go in Barcelona to party?

Checkpoint parties are super fun, Kommuna 2, red 58 and Atipico is my favourite place in the world

It’s your last day in Barcelona - how do you spend your time?

I would grab my friends and go for a picnic to the bunkers, you can't beat that feeling of good conversation, cold beer and stunning views.

What’s the one place a first-time visitor in Barcelona can’t miss?

A good smoothie at brunch and cake and to visit the bunkers!

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