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Halloween, Yes, But Let’s Talk Kokua

by Becky on October 31, 2012

in Uncategorized

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Costumes aside for a moment, can we talk about feet? And about the grave importance for girlfolk of having access to shoes that make our feet (and our eyes, and our mood) happy? Handmade here in Barcelona(!), Kokua shoes just make the Eleven O’Clock girls want to sing.

Move over, Dorothy. Your ruby slippers are so last century.

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Who needs a costume when you can dress up for real??

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Five Ways To See Barcelona

by Becky on October 17, 2012

in Travel

We decided there are several perfectly adequate ways to see the world go by.  This baby: grand, isn’t it? That is, grand in a very . . . compact sort of way.

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Or, for style, this takes it, don’t you think?

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Or maybe you want to take it slow?

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Or you’re in the mood to relax while you take in the sights.

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If the world looks better with a little speed (and accompanied by various . . . accoutrements), then this might work? Photo, courtesy of Goose, by the way.

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We’re conducting a survey. Vote for your favorite mode of sightseeing. We’ll decide by lottery who gets the chair.

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Beauty Before Cool in Raval

by Becky on October 16, 2012

in Fun, Travel

The graffiti artists in Barcelona’a Raval district know what to do with a little paint, it’s true.  A stroll through the area makes that obvious.  But paint is nothing to fresh faces and blue eyes, both hallmarks of the Eleven O’Clock Girls.  Notice, if you will, how the girl I call my Zinnia (below) looks so alive she could be real!  Seems like she could step right out of the painting, doesn’t it?–like she’s three dimensional!  (Wink wink.)

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And notice the girl in the (quasi) meditative pose.  The graffiti sunburst:  nice.  But the girl:  a burst of juicy sunshine.  Listen, graffiti guys.  What you really need in order to highlight your handiwork consistently is some Eleven O’Clock embellishment.  Then you’re ready for prime time.

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