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Ali Martin in Barcelona Kitchen

Day In The Life

A photo journal of my day yesterday here in Barcelona. ♡ 7:45am: Buenos días from Barcelona. ♡ Getting a late start to the day today, after not sleeping so well this week.  Our lil’ babe has been setting records lately with how many times he wakes me up during the...

Baking linzer cookies for our neighbors

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Warm greetings from Barcelona! ♡ I have to admit that I had really (really) been hoping to write this month’s update cozied up in front of a fireplace back in Kansas, where we had planned to spend the month of December home with our families.  But, like so many of you,...

Ladies gardening with The Wash Project

A Very Special Project

I have a very special project that I’ve so been looking forward to sharing with you. ♡ Many of you may know that my husband, Barclay, and I also work behind the scenes (him = full time, me = chipping in on nights and weekends) helping to run a...

Ali Martin Pregnant In Barcelona

Hey, Bebé!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve looked forward to finally having this news to share. We’re pregnant, you guys! ♡♡♡ Those of you who have been following our story for awhile know that it has been a long road for Barclay and I as we...

El Gotico Barcelona

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Hey, friends. ♡ How are you doing today?  Hangin’ in there?  Finding a moment when you need it to recharge? I realize that the last update I posted here was back in March, just a few weeks into what ended up being a very-long and very-strict period of quarantine...

Day In The Life

Buenos días from Barcelona, friends! I’ve been getting so many emails, comments and messages these past few weeks from many of you, kindly been checking in on us with the situation here in Spain.  (Thank you. ♡)   So today I thought I would pop in today with a little...

Barclay and Ali Martin

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Hey friends ♡ I hope that this finds you well and warm today, wherever life may have you this January.  We have been snuggled up inside here in Barcelona this past week, while Storm Gloria has slowly been making its way across the country.  And while the weather outside...

Ali’s Guide To Istanbul

All of my best travel tips for where to eat, stay and visit in Istanbul, Turkey. Is Istanbul on your travel bucket list yet?  If not — ohhh friends — it needs to be. ♡ We booked our trip there this past fall on a whim, thanks to some...

Blogger Ali Martin | Mexico City Street Food

Ali’s Guide To Mexico City

All of my best tips for where to eat, visit and stay in Mexico City (CDMX). Everyone has their favorite places in the world to visit, and Mexico City is hands-down one of mine. I absolutely love this city. ♡♡♡ I love its eclectic, colorful, friendly vibe.  I love its...

Day In The Life

A photo journal of my day yesterday here in Barcelona. ♡  (This post includes affiliate links.) 6:45am: Too early!  Try as I may, I’ve never succeeded in turning into a natural morning person… 6:55am: …but this definitely helps. ♡  Iced pour-over, my absolute fave. 7:00am: Still at it with my early (online) Spanish...

Day In The Life

Hey friends! ♡ I thought I would try something new today and move my little “Day In The Life” series from Instagram over to the blog for a change.  I always love a good peek into someone else’s everyday life.  So for anyone interested, here’s a little snapshot — ha,...

Amalfi Coast Travel Guide

Ali’s Guide To The Amalfi Coast

A quick recap of our five days on the Amalfi Coast, including all of our best travel tips for where to eat, stay and visit. Somebody pinch me — how is this our life right now?! ♡ A few weeks ago, Barclay and I realized that we had one free weekend...