Hi, I am Ioana, and I like to travel. Over the years, I have called ‘home’ several cities across Europe including Lisbon, Bilbao, Amsterdam and Milan, until I fell in love in Barcelona, where I am based now. I have a twelve-years background in architecture, and I like to capture nice stories, patterns and colours around me. And to live by the sea.

Inspired by poetry. Plensa / Estellés

“The beginning and the end are the same thing” Estellés writes. “It was a discovery, Plensa says. There were very short and simple poems but at the same time very intense and sensual, about sex, love, death and solitude”, which made Plensa see “an extraordinary poet, one of the best in explaining the relationship between us people and life.”

Mediterranean Charm. Sant Pol de Mar

Sant Pol de Mar is at about 40 minutes by train from Barcelona, on the coast of Maresme. The place has a bit of everything: narrow winding streets, medieval churches, Modernist mansions, places with good food, pine-covered hills and, above all, ten beaches to its name.