A Walk Down Memory Lane in Barcelona at Azul-Tierra

A walk down memory lane to Azul-Tierra in Barcelona in search of another treasure

A walk down memory Lane

It was one of those moments, and I can still see it in my mind’s eye: moody lighting, rich, warm, worldly scents, flickering candles and eye-catching objects of desire.  I return to that moment often in my mind, it’s the perfect escape. Have you ever visited a place that just sticks with you in a completely sensory way? If you close your eyes you can conjure up the fragrance, the quality of light, the sultry temperature, the whole mood of a place.

Azul Tierra Barcelona on Stylemindchic Lifestyle and  walk down memory lane to this exquisite place

During our first trip to Barcelona in 2006, Scott and I were on one of our meandering city walks. We happened upon an open doorway where over-sized sculptural plants stood guard. A peek inside revealed moody lighting, burning candles, a woodsy-citrus fragrance and magnificent floral arrangements.  As we entered and our eyes adjusted to the dim light, we felt as though we were transported to another place in time. I remember feeling like it was a mood I wanted to bottle and take home with me. After absorbing the ambient beauty and pouring over the wares, we chose a silver salt-cellar to remember the moment.

A walk down memory lane at Azul-Tierra Barcelona and the salt cellar we discovered

 Our salt cellar…the perfect souvenir of our trip.

Front Entrance to Azul Tierra Barcelona on Stylemindchic Lifestyle

Years later, while rummaging through my stack of business cards, I was happy to find that I had picked up one that day. I hadn’t been able to recall the name of the place and had exhausted my best guesses on Google. Finally, I was able to revisit my sensory experience in Barcelona, online, at Azul-Tierra.

Azul Tierra Barcelona Front entrance on Stylemindchic Lifestyle

Fast forward to last summer… Scott and I ended our trip to Portugal and Spain with a few days in Barcelona. We had hoped to revisit Azul-Tierra and bring home another memento. We set out in our rental car, loaded with GPS, but couldn’t find it. Scott refused to give up, which surprised me, and eventually he found it on his mobile with a new address! We again arrived on foot, but at the new location. It was larger,with more of an interior design studio feel, still having the same global, ambient vibe and fragrance.

A walk down memory lane at Azul Tierra in Barcelona on Stylemindchic Lifestyle Blog- new friends

Azul Tierra Barcelona and global details and embellishments

A Walk Down Memory Lane on Stylemindchic at Azul Tierra Barcelona

As we nosed around, I was again seeking a memento of our trip. I was browsing through the candle collection when a gentleman asked if I needed help. I turned and recognized him from the website as the owner and creator of Azul-Tierra, Tony Espuch.  How fun that upon my return, eight years later, I would meet the mastermind of Azul-Tierra as he was offering me a candle!

Heather Lindstrom and Tony Espuch of Azul Tierra Barcelona
Tony Espuch Azul-Tierra Barcelona with Heather Lindstrom Stylemindchic Lifestyle

 

Chandelier at Azul Tierra on a walk down memory lane in Barcelona

Yellow chairs and bright colors at Azul Tierra and a walk down memory lane in Barcelona

Heather Lindstrom of Stylemindchic Lifestyle at Tierra Azul and a walk down memory lane in Barcelona

Tony’s lovely assistant, Maribel, showed me some of the recent projects completed by Tony and his team. They are captivating. He has designed hotels, restaurants, shops and private homes in Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Tunisia. His motivation “…the challenge of creating other worlds.” Tony, you had me at my first step through the doorway in 2006. I felt transported to another world and came back for more.

Enter

Azul-Tierra

Hello gorgeous and the giraffe at Azul Tierra Barcelona

 “Hey there, gorgeous! Wanna hang-out?”

(at least I think that’s what he’s saying)

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For more on our travel to Lisbon, Algarve, Seville, San Sebastian and Barcelona.

 There is something satisfying about reliving a sensory memory.

When was the last time you retraced your steps with a walk down memory lane?

xx,

Heather Orr Lindstrom Signature

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Heather Lindstrom

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16 comments

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Oh Heather, Nel was just talking about how much she wants to go to Barcelona this year. It’s such a great place to visit. Your pictures are fantastic, especially that giraffe fellow hehehe.

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It’s a few years now since I was last in Barcelona but we have just received some gifts from there and it made us think about this wonderful city which we must visit again some time. What a wonderful store! I’ve made a note of it for our next trip over there! So many beautiful items.
Have a lovely Easter!
PS We have the same little herbes de provence pot in our kitchen. Sadly the herbs are coming to an end. I shall have to refill!

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I saw those delicious ‘gifts’ from Barcelona, Miss B. They looked amazing. You would love this place-I’m glad you put it on your list. We do love the herbes here too. They are amazing on grilled chicken…the best! Happy Easter!
xx

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I wish I could fly there right now, not just that amazing store, but to be in Spain and Portugal…. i’ve been daydreaming about that area. You look so chic in your layered whites and that cool hat! O love the quirky paper maiche figures with their jewelry! but not sure about the giraffe. Its a wild touch, but sort of sad… but i still enjoyed the post!

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Is ‘fantastical’ a word? It was an amazing experience, both times we visited. Azul-Tierra is a visual and sensory experience. As for the giraffe and taxidermy, of course, no animal was harmed for the sake of art. It is sad that this beautiful creature passed away but it is being honored in it’s own way. You would find this place fascinating, Anne. Happy Easter!! xx

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What great pics, Heather! Love your hat, btw. Looks like such a fun trip! Enjoy your weekend!

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Ahhhh thanks Katie! I picked that fedora up on the sunny beaches of Algarve, Portugal. It almost seems like a dream to me now. That’s the beauty of travel I guess. Always such an adventure. Happy Easter!!
xx

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You always have the best trips – love the linen and sparkly baubles and wonderful photo of you – you can really rock a hat, lady.

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Thanks Jody!! So happy you are back to blogging lady! I’m off to check out your latest! xx

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Oh Heather this is a walk with such rich memories!! Your trips are amazing and this shop looks so very special. I adore following your trios and now your memories as well!! You look awfully adorable in that Fedora girlfriend! Now why didn’t to decide to become a travel blogger??? Smart lady.
Let’s chat soon.
xoxoJennifer

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Ahhhhh thanks Jen!! As you can see, I’m passionate about our travel adventures. I just can’t help myself. Each trip is so unique and meaningful. I remember we tried on fedoras together in Yountville-so much fun. I ended up getting this one in Portugal.
Happy Easter!! xx

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Nothing like a walk down memory lane and a husband who will do anything to make his wife’s day – you are a lucky girl! Wow – this shop looks amazing – thanks for sharing it with us! xoxo

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Frankly, I was surprised he stuck with the search that long, but he informed me recently that he really wanted to see the place again, too. It was an amazing experience for sure….wanderlust, right?
xx

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YOU are traveler extraordinaire, Heather! DANG! I wish I could globe-trot as such! What elegance and brilliance; I love those multiple chandeliers in that restaurant! Bravo my friend, for going out into the world to explore. Happy Easter! Anita

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We do glob-trot when we get a chance, Anita. I love that word! Thanks and Happy Easter to you, dear Anita! xx

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