Quilter Personal Concierge & Lifestyle, Barcelona
Quilter is a Personal Concierge & Lifestyle Management firm based in Barcelona that aims to make your life easier and more pleasant. They offer a personalized and discreet service to remove the tasks that distract you from work, your family or from those things that are really important to you. Services include relocation management, personal concierge, home management and personal assistance.
+34 618 059 530
Balmes 167, 3º-2ª. Barcelona
"Quilter Solutions is a fantastic service for small business where time is money. Using Quilter Solutions to run all of the everyday parts of your business allows you more time to spend with clients and time to pursue that all important new business. Fast, efficient, a tangible benefit to your business"(RS, March 2013)
BCN building and renovations
Building renovations & Installations by British tradesmen in Barcelona and surrounding areas. Private and commercial Building Renovations & Installations Barcelona/Catalunya Plastering, Drywall, Tiling, Flooring, Decking, Bricklaying, Kitchen fitting, Windows and doors, Painting and decorating, Plumbing, Electrics
Stock option storage, Barcelona
C/ Alarcón, 28 - 08930 Sant Adrià del Besós - Barcelona
Tel. 0034 93 4627267
"Stock option are very good. if you take 3 month storage they include transportation ;) they're near Badalona, at La Verneda station L2 " (NF, Nov 2012)
Manuela Garcia Alexander Technique Instructor/Doula 93 539 34 28 www.tecnica-alexander-bcn.com
"I began lessons with Manuela hoping for some relief with neck tension and lower back pain. I am quite thin, yet my body was feeling so heavy. To my surprise the sessions of Alexander technique are totally changing my relationship with my body. The sessions are so relaxing and I am continuously amazed at the amount of tension I hold in different places and how the most minimal adjustments made by Manuela allows the tension to be released and offers such a feeling of lightness. In London she worked in a Waldorf type school as an Alexander Technique Instructor so she has a lot of experience working with children. She is also a birthing doula and works with pregnant women using the technique to adjust to the changes of the physical body during pregnancy. I am recommending her to everyone I know!!!" (BP, April 08)
ANAKENA SHIPPING AGENCY S.L.
Calle Tuset 23 - 25, 2-7 08006 Barcelona
T 93 241 6790
General Manager Juan Marquez (also speaks English) firstname.lastname@example.org
"I have just had a very good experience with an international shipping company, that I wanted to share it with you. After checking with
several companies before taking the plunge, they wound up being the most reasonably priced, on top of providing VERY
VERY GOOD customer service" (Christine, May 08)
Beautiful artesan cakes made to oder by Luisa and Maria
Carrer de les Calandries 17, Barcelona 08034
"They made our wedding, christening and our son´s 1st brithday cake ..they are a mother and daughter company who used to work from home but now have a shop in sarria..they do all different fillings and sponge flovours..
hey are brilliant and so kind" (LW, Oct 2011)
Barcelona Guest is for families who are beginning a new life in Barcelona.
Hiring of domestic staff, commissions and paperwork, taking the car for servicing, collecting children at school, contracting utilities and home services, administration of official documents, organization of parties and meetings, safekeeping of keys and management of the home in client’s absence… etc.
Bank transactions, phone calls, emails, delivery of documents, management of engagements diary, accompaniment in person for various tasks, assessment of purchases, translations, legal assessment… etc.
Hotel reservations, restaurants, reception and accompaniment, coordination of engagements during the stay, problem solving, transfers, delivery of documents, organization of engagements and meetings, search and renting of spaces, timing control… etc.
Revision of the home in case of alarm during client’s absence, control and supervision of maintenance workers, management of domestic help, preparation of the home for the client’s arrival, purchase /prevision of products for the home, collection of mail in client’s absence, safe-keeping of keys… etc.
Full Time Personal Assistance.
Personal assistance all day long, management of diary and engagements, telephone, mailing, assistance and accompaniment for whatever the client needs.
C/Ganduxer nº14, Desp 9
"Christian and Mercé have been helping us here in Barcelona since 2007 when we first contacted them to help us with transportation for a our two sons from school an they have been invaluable ever since. They are extremely reliable, inventive, and have gone to great lengths to help us and those we have put them in touch with over the past four years. I extend my strongest and most sincere recommendation for them" (RK, Jan 2011)
Barcelona Wedding Designers
Wedding planners based in Barcelona whose aim is make sure that every step, every picture, every invitation, every menu and every moment is exactly how you want it. We will be there to help the future married couple choose the best venue, caterer, florists and guide them make the arrangements. They can choose venues in Barcelona or inland Catalunya as well as coastal venues. They speak English.
+34 629 089 204
+34 661 495 221
"After witnessing my sister's pre- wedding headaches and reading several blogsites, I knew I wanted a wedding planner/ coordinator. We shopped around a bit, and decided on Barcelona Wedding Designers based on their promptness and professionality. Adriana and Susana were instrumental in keeping us on the right pace for wedding plans, offered many creative ideas, and were absolutely invaluable on our wedding day. BWD acted as liaisons between the vendors, checked on details, and gave us many options to choose. They gave honest opinions and good advice. After the initial meeting and conversations with BWD, we were busy with life, so we asked BWD to take the reins, and the result exceeded our expectations. They always kept us informed on the progress of plans, but of course involved us when needed. They helped mold several key decisions before, and on the actual wedding day, and helped us with the inevitable last minute crisis. I would recommend wedding planners for all (you just have to know your budget), and would not hestitate to recommend Barcelona Wedding Designers in particular. It was a very happy day for us! Many friends and family remarked that it was the best wedding they have ever attended!!! Thank you BWD!!!" (Manel & Gigi, April 2012)
Barcelona Well Woman Clinic is an integrated health practice, combining both medical and complementary care. They aim to help women achieve optimum health at every life stage with a particular expertise in natural fertility.
C/ del Bruc 38, Barcelona 08010. email@example.com Tel +34 622 720 499 www.bcnwellwoman.com
"I knew I was pregnant because of the terrible migraines I was having. What was supposed to be a positive experience quickly turned into a succession of days off work and an awful quality of life. Uby has reduced me the frequency of my migraines to a level I didn't have before becoming pregnant. She has also brought a tranquility to my life which I'll admit is too stressed. I can highly recommend her calming influence during pregnancy and at any other time when you may need to regain a more healthy life style."!" (AB, Jan 10)
Bitxos - English/German Speaking Veterinary clinic
A fully-equipped vet clinic, with dog parlour and spa zone (for relaxation and treatments) with specialisms in exotic animals and oftalmology.Ultrasound & X-Rays avaialble. Open from 9:30 til 8 monday to friday, Sat from 9:30 til 13:00 t
Carretera de alella 12, 08328 Alella, Tel 93 540 6362 /622330177
Virtual Tour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgLUN_y0QKU
"We had to take Nicholas (our dog) there for an operation and he has never been better. The care was top notch, follow up great, reasonable prices and the clinic is clean and beautiful and, of course, the vets - well, excellent. What says it all is that Nicholas still likes Britta (the vet) even after all that" (TM, March 10)
Boca a Boca cookery classes, Barcelona
Hosted by renowned Australian chef Sophie Ruggles at her central Barcelona home, these personalized cookery classes are for between 4 and 6 people and can be tailor-made depending on taste. Sophie can demonstrate anything from Mediterranean to Gluten free cookery.
Sophie has also written a book 'My Barcelona Kitchen', inspired by the food of her adopted home.
For more information see her website www.sophieruggles.com
``I´ve had a wonderful time! Sophie is an amazing cook, host & teacher. Thank you for opening your beautiful home for our group. I´m sure this won´t be the last time I´ll be here...hope to enjoy many more boca a boca session!´ (Geraldine)
``I bought my wife here to celebrate her 35th birthday and could not be happier with the experience. Great atmosphere and we had a lot of fun cooking and enjoying the food. Greatly appreciated and recommended to all´ (Michael)
``Pues yo soy la amiga de los cumpliaños y creo que ha sido uno de los cumpliaños más originales y especiales que he cumplido. La experiencia increible!!! Recomendable 100% y si no quieres spicy no pasa nada:" (Leticia)
``Cuando me he despertado esta mañana, la verdad no sabia que me esperaba encontrar. El titlulo era `clase de cocina´´. A partir de alli todo podria pasar...viva la sorpresa! Solo espero que todo aquelo que lea estas palabras haya disfrutado tanto como yo! Aqui te sientes cómedo, esta entre amigos, apredes, preguntas, comentas, pruebas...y lo mejor es que comes lo que cocinas. Volveré.´´ (Monica)
British Fish & Chips Delivery, Barcelona
Fish & Chips Barcelona deliver authentic Fish & Chips to your door in Central Barcelona and surrounds.
Delivery for orders over 10€
3€ charge for orders under 50€.
"We ordered Fish & Chips(and mushy peas) for our Royal Wedding street party and all the 'guests' absolutely loved it! Not only did Julia turn up with fifteen bags authentically wrapped of bite sized fish and chips she also managed to source a bottle of Pimms for us.We live in Alella in Maresme and the delivery charge was only 5 euros. I totally recommend it for a different (and good value) take-away" (CF, May 2011)
BRS Relocation Services, Barcelona
Established in 2001 by Beatriz Carro de Prada, BRS provides professional relocation assistance to executives, individuals and families coming to Spain from all over the world
"We are passionate about providing the dedicated staff and efficient processes to make your move to Spain seamless and effortless.
We understand that evey client is uniuqe and every family has different requirements, so we listen carefully to your needs and customize our services to achieve your goals in your timeframe.
Our sole focus is on relocation and our experienced multilungual consultants provide an international level of service with a firm grounding in Spanish culture" (Beatriz Carro de Prada, Feb 2011)
Paseo de Gracia 52, atico
Tel: +34 93 203 49 35
Fax: +34 93 240 15 77
Conde de Peñalver 36, 3º D
Tel: +34 91 126 47 52
Fax: +34 91 309 64 70
"Last year, my wife, two children and I decided to move to Barcelona for a year’s “sabbatical” from New York City. As one might imagine, gathering up enough belongings and making the necessary preparations for a year abroad can be daunting challenge. Beatriz not only made this move a huge success, but she also was always ready to help us throughout the year whenever the need arose. Through her firm, we were able to: find housing, have the necessary arrangements made for our smooth move into the apartment, make school visits, take care of needed banking connections and be provided with a very handy guide book to life in Barcelona. And through all of this Beatriz was also available, in person or by phone or through one of her assistants, to answer our every question in a thoughtful, confronting manner. BRS is comprehensive in its knowledge and offering of services in and around Barcelona. I recommend them highly to anyone thinking of relocation to Barcelona or its surrounding neighborhoods," (RM, Feb 2011)
) Travessera de Gracia 141 www.delishop.es
"Great place to get international food and ingredients" (EB, July 07)
Clinica Dental :Diagonal:Dent
Plaza Diagonal Mar Bajos.
Esquina con Josep Pla.
Tel. 93 498 29 06
"We have a great dentist, they are based in Diagonal Mar, very friendly and professional (it’s a family business, the dentist is Anna and her mum Carmen is the dental nurse!!) They have helped us in a couple of emergency situations, and have always gone out of their way. Not to mention given us the odd discount ;) the clinic is brand new and they have great facilities" (KP, Oct 2010)
Clinica Dental :Diagonal:Dent
Plaza Diagonal Mar Bajos.
Esquina con Josep Pla.
Tel. 93 498 29 06
View Denist, Barcelona
Reliable company (English-speaking)which can carry out all your DIY needs from electrical and plumbing to putting up shelves and installing satellite TV
AmpsBcn,686084970 (Paul Cusack) firstname.lastname@example.org www.ampsbcn.com
"We had an emergency electrical situation and Paul came as soon as he could to rectify the situation (especially as he knew I had a baby!). He also came the following Sunday to finish the job. Very efficient and decent rates also" (CF, Jan 08)
Dressmaker - Bianca Klein
Dressmaker who creates and makes her own designs. Can tailor make anything from suits to special occasion outifts.
Pza Francesc Macia 8 6-1
"Bianca designed and made my wedding outfit for my wedding in Barcelona. I wanted something vintage-style and she came up with the ideal dress. Highly recommend her - reasonably priced too" (CF, October 2011)
Elizabeth's - cake-delivery service
Elizabeth's offer a delicious and unique range of hand baked cakes with flavours such as Carrot and Pistachio, Rum Lime and Coconut, Chocolate and ginger: They are great for parties and special occassions (or whenever really!) They are open to requests for any flavours. Centrally located collection points in Sitges and Barcelona
They are currently offering a 10% discount to orders by members of MumAbroad
Contact Liz on 656 365 322.
"We tried Liz' carrot cake last week for the first time, the intention was to have it as the 'adult' cake at my Son Georges 4th birthday party, obviously I had to try it first & once the first bite passed my lips I knew that cake wasn't going ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!! It was DIVINE!!!!!! Seriously it was one of the best I have had, & as carrot cake is my favorite believe me I have had many!!
The one we got was quite a large cake so it lasted well for a few days in the fridge, but I am sure she could do smaller ones if required. All in all Liz' cake was FANTASTIC & I am looking forward to trying more of her range" (EJ, May 08)
English-speaking gnynaecologist, Barcelona
Claudia Petain is German but speaks English & Spanish. Accepts Asistencia Sanitaria, Allianz, Mutua general de catalunya, Axa Winterthur, Sanitas, DKV, HNA, Nectar, Antares, Cigna, Sanitas and also Adeslas at her other clinic in Maria Cristina.
Clinica Sagrada Familia
Segunda planta. Consultorio 2.8
C/ Torras i Pujalt 11-29
Movil: 0034 - 660 533 040
Tel.: 93 566 12 15
Centre Medic Gran Via Carles III, 97
I am working Tuesday in the morning from 10:00 until 14:00 h
"My gynaecologist is Claudia Pedain who I can recommend without any doubt, she is really great!" (IS, November 2012)
The English Drama School, Barcelona
The English drama school offers accessible and affordable drama training to the expat community in Barcelona. Informal and friendly, they plan many social activities away from the theatre as possible.Students are all from all over, such as Australia, Finland, India, Italy, Trinidad, Germany and Spain. Levels range from complete beginner to advanced. To join students need to speak a fluent level of English.
Classes take place in the evenings and are taught weekly at a Medieval theatre in the heart of Barcelona. They teach workshops on improvisation and script work.
"Thanks to you I was able to do something I always wanted to but never had the guts to actually do it. Full of emotion, complicity, laughter! A truly remarkable experience.I am looking forward for the next term" (BL, Sep 2012)
"it was a very positive experience for me to be part of the English drama school, it gave me the opportunity to try something i wished to try for many years and one of my dreams came true. i would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity, for the brilliant organization and enthusiasm. i am looking forward to continue to be part of the project" (Kamila Vlckova)
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the work put in for Playing with Fire, it was a triumph! I really enjoyed myself and am so grateful to you for letting me have the chance to play Amy" (Imogen Senter)
"The English Drama School has been like my home since I stepped into Nostromo for the first time, I'll always be grateful to you and all the group (beautiful people all of them, which is quite remarkable) for all I've lived and for the opportunity to try what it's like to be an actor. It was fun being Simon and getting to say all those funny lines to a receptive audience. I'm very much willing to collaborate with you in the future if you should need anything from me, and needless to say, I'll be there to watch your next productions! Thank you again." (Aleix Vallejo)
English speaking architect
Blanca Durban, 646 264 138 email@example.com
Estate Agent - Modus Vivendi
"Renting an appartment in Spain is not easy. Home owners here can be very capricious and work by their own rules. As a foreigner you can only hope for an honest, trustworthy agency to guide you through the proces of renting an apartment. Modus Vivendi has been this kind of agency for me. Christina and her team were well aware of my time limit for finding an apartment, and only showed me properties that measured up to my expectations. From our first contact until the closing of the deal, Modus Vivendi kept me informed every step along the way. Thanks to Modus Vivendi I'm now enjoying my lovely apartment in beautiful Eixample!" Katrien Van Esser, Jan 08
Fast phone and internet installation
Fido's Playground, Barcelona
Fido's Playground offers pet sitting while you are away from home. They also offer to be your pet's personal assistant organizing their regular needs and requirements.
Carrer Compte Borrell, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
"I’ve been using Susie’s services for two years now and am incredibly happy. I tried catteries and another company who came to visit JC (my ginger tom) at home and he always looked a bit dishevelled and was grumpy when I came home. Whenever Susie looks after him however he always looks incredibly healthy and happy as if he hasn’t missed me at all! She always stays at least an hour with him, plays with him, brushes him and even gives him reiki! I know I can rely on Susie to do exactly as she says she will. Due to her great understanding of animals and ability to relate to them she is the perfect person for the job and it’s comforting to know that she’s doing this work because of her love for animals, and you can see this. I never have any problem with trust at all, in fact my house keys live with her full time! Her prices are very economical and I always have 100% peace of mind when I leave JC in her hands" (SB, Feb 2012)
"My husband and I are very grateful to have found Susie Hunt of Fidos Playground to take care of both our dog and our cat for the last two years. Because we travel frequently, sometimes for an extended number of days, it feels good to know our pets are being well taken care of so we don't have to worry. I would recommend Susie to anyone who is looking for dependable and knowledgeable pet sitting" ( Diana and Nader Mahmoud on behalf of Charlie their dog and Rascal their cat)
"Susie has been walking my dog Dido for just over a year now, and I am glad to write this reference for her.My dog Dido is a very big girl and she has a very strong mind, so trusting just anyone to walk her is not possible. Dido was abandoned as a young dog, and had problems getting adopted because of her size and "boisterous" nature, I have put a lot of work into her training and behavior, and still do.
Susie's calm demeanor and obvious knowledge about dog behavior made the decision to have her walk Dido very easy. Susie is also constantly providing feedback on how Dido is doing, which is much appreciated, as it allows me to adjust my own work with my dog.
Susie has had a key to my apartment from day one, and that has actually come in very handy when I locked myself out of the apartment... Twice!I would like to summarize my experience thus: Maximum confidence, Minimum fuss - just the way I (and Dido) like it" (Andreas Fjellner on behalf of Dido, Feb 2012)
Marie Claire Ghali 696519465 www.ghaliflowers.com
"Marie Claire is a professional, creative florist and will create something really special for you.
She has many years of experience creating floral expressions for corporate, weddings and personal occasions" (PT, Nov 07)
Flower delivery - Flores Navarro
The biggest place in town - open 24/7 365 days a year firstname.lastname@example.org www.floristerianavarro.com
Fruit delivery - Mercat de la Concepción
"I call her (Angeleta) once a week, tell her what I want & she delivers it at home. Great quality and never puts in horrible stuff just because I wasn’t there to chose it" (EB) Angeleta 934572739
Fruit delivery - Disfruta y Verdura
"They deliver you a box of fruit & veg weekly. I’ve never used it because I use a lady at the market but I know the people who set it up and they say it’s great and quality really good" (EB) www.disfrutaverdura.com
Gala Placidia Tours, Barcelona & Vic
Fun, relaxing and casual walks where guides can introduce you to the authentic Catalan culture. Included are tips fo your stay in Barcelona on what to eat, shop and see. Also catered for foreigners already living in the city to find out more abour their local area. Also do tours in Vic.
The tours are organized and run by Susanna and Sarah Soler Trainer, Spanish/American sisters with wide international experience. They have been sharing their personal knowledge of Barcelona and Vic with many visitors throughout the years. Native language English, fluent in Spanish, Catalan and French.
"Last April I booked a tour with Sarah Soler from Placidia tours. I had 3 girlfriends over from the UK who had been a few times before and I did not want to take themon my "own personal " tour of Barcelona again.We had an absolute fabulous time. Sarah felt like an old friend and her relaxed way of chatting and showing us the sites without it feeling like a tour was just perfect.We walked at a relaxed pace, no rushing, and she showed us places where in the past I had just walked by , never realizing they were there. Sarah has a wealth of information and lots of fun facts. She totally understood what we wanted . Unusual shops, tucked away bars, excellent restaurants mixed with historic places and plenty of interesting information. After the tour we told her that my friends husbands were coming over on a guy trip in June and booked her for them as well. This tour too was a great success. The men only had 1 afternoon in Barcelona and being UK farmers they were interested in the markets, food and drink. Again Sarah understood totally what was needed and adapted the tour to their needs. They too loved it! I can, have and will highly recommend Gala Placidia tours and I myself would be quite happy to go on it again even though I live here!" (AS, Sep 2012)
Hairdressers - Le Petit Salon
Véronique has her own salon above an art gallery called Base Elements in the Barrio Gotico.
Veronique is French and was trained with Tony and Guy in the UK. She still works with them as a freelance instructor so she is very much in touch with new elements in the hairdressing world.
Véronique speaks French, English and Spanish. Most of the expats go to her as she understands what we like and most importantly, she listens to you.
Baixada de Viladecols 2, local 2, 699 643 462
Hairdressers - Cruz
He is by far the most talented stylist I have ever seen. He is an artist with amazing skills. I had a cut and highlights done, but he doesn’t do highlights in the traditional manner. He painted them on so that there were no stripes but just these beautiful touches of light. It looked so natural. He studied my face and my hair for a very long time before he decided on what would be best for me. It was the best experience I have ever had and I am very picky about these things.Haircuts for women are 47 euros. Haircuts with highlights 130 euros (Brooke Philips)
Dessange Paris c/Balmes 44-46, 93 215 00 21
Handyman - Barcelona
Polish handyman - speaks Spanish but no english. Tel 672894776.
"We did a big extension to our house about 2years ago, which he worked on - painting ,plastering, damp control, putting partitions in, new flooring, light fittings, gardening etc and we have him come back now and again to do odd bits too. really realiable and hard working, can turn his hand to most things. he charges about 10-15 euros per hour depending on the size of the job. no job too big or small" (LW, Sep 2012)
so if you think he might be able to help with things, please call him on 672894776.
Handyman Barcelona- Julio Rodriguez
Handyman who works throughout the province of Barcelona
"Reliable and trust worthy Handyman in Barcelona. Free estimates" (AS, Aug 2011)
Helen Vass - cakemaker, Barcelona
Highly regarded Barcelona cake-maker for all occasions
"She is the teacher of my cupcake and cookies course in Casa Elisalde. Helen Vass is just great with making cakes and home backing. She is Scottish and can make any cake you like and the best decorations. She even recently won an award at the Barcelona Gastronomia Activa cake competition as best presentation" (EL, October 2011)
Home Services - Casa de Teodora
Contact Noemi Alvarez-Solis Casa de Teodora Sant Màrcus 24 bis Entlo.2ª 08022 Barcelona 93-417-5925/645399845 email@example.com
"They are two women (journalist and a lawyer) who have set up this business. You can tell them what you are looking for..someone who cooks..cleans whatever and they will find it for you. In addition, if you want, they will give the person training (which you pay for) if they clean well but don't know how to cook or visa-versa. All the people they have are legal..have been screened and given psychological tests by them…en fin. They charge a set fee to do this and have a 6 months period if the person doesn´t work out to send another one" (Susanna, Dec 07)
Home Services - Madre Encarnación
Nun opposite Clinica Teknon who takes immigrants and introduces them to people looking for help at home, cleaning etc.
"She has a large hall with all the immigrants sitting there. You can either call her and ask what you are looking for, she goes into the hall calls out the job offer and gives your telephone number to those who put their hand up. Or you can actually go there and directly interview the people who put their hands up right there on the go" (EB, Dec 08)
Homeopath - Rosa Mas Prunés
Based in Barcelona & Montseny Rosa Mas Prunés comes highly recommended. Her practice also has a collection of pratictioners specialising in lots of things like accupunture
Calle Dr santponç 80 bxos, Barcelona 08030 - 93 346 8201
or Germana Assumpta 1, 1r , Arbucies (Monteny)17401 - 972 860779 93www.centrenaturisaintegral.com
"Personally I have not had much luck with the CAP health system. It seems every time your child is sick, they prescribe antibiotics, nevermind if the problem is infact a virus....and in my opinion antibiotics should be a last result for children, as they can really damage their natural immune system. However, I have recently had both my children visit a homeopath (Rosa Mas Prunés). She is very reasonably priced, and works miracles. Luc my oldest was hospitilised last year with chronic stomach pains, and traditional medicine/scans etc was drawing blanks. A friend recommended Rosa (as she cured her sons Asthma) who just looked in his eyes (Iriolodgy) & cured him with homepathic medicine. Amazing - he is a different child, and he loves going to the doctors (no horrible examinations/injections), and is more than happy to take the medicine. He has even refused chocolate on several occassions, as this helps him too! My other son Nico, had really horrible & dry itchy skin on his stomach & back. So I took him to see her, and without knowing what was wrong, she looked in his eyes...and described the problem, and his character etc perfectly. She described him homeopathic medicine, which he loves taking - just like his brother, and there has been a huge improvement in his skin over the last week. Seeing the improvement our kids have shown, has made even my husband - a natural medicine cynic, become a convert" (CD, May 08)
Barbara de Swaan 616490061 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Lee - Cake Delivery Service, Barcelona
Jennifer can bake a whole range of delicious treats including brownies, cookies & mufins. Everything is homemade and produced in single batches in her own kitchen. She buys high quality dark chocolate bars and cuts up the chips herself. Delivers in Barcelona. Example prices: a frozen pie crust costs 3 euros, a dozen medium sized chocolate chip cookies costs 7 euros and a basket of baked goods could range from 15~30 euros.
email@example.com Tel 685 478 966 www.yojeno.tumblr.com
"On top of whipping up delicious baked goods and being gentle, respectful and FUN with kids, Jennifer is responsible, punctual, thorough, bubbly and has a great laugh! After more than 8 years in Barcelona I didn't think I actually missed carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting or a decent brownie... Jennifer proved me completely wrong!
Jennifer has also taught classes at Collage for the past year and I couldn't be happier with her dedication and work with the kids. I have only received positive feedback about her, and her wide-range of experience matched with her positive, high energy makes for a perfect combination " (Collage Barcelona, Jan 2011)
Kelley Interior Design, Barcelona
Donna Kelley began her interior design business in Barcelona in 1990. Over these years she has formed a team of excellent professionals who can take on any type of design, decoration or renovation project.
Kelley Interior Design finds solutions for all types of decoration problems.
T. 606962210 DONNA@KELLEY-ART-DESIGN.COM
"Donna helped me convert my house into a home. In just a few hours she had given me tons of ideas that were easy to achieve and made a huge difference. I highly recommend Donna to anyone looking to revamp their living or work space. She's creative, professional and lovely to be with!" (DJ, Feb2012)
“Donna is an excellent design advisor, extremely professional and creative. She thinks outside the box, but comes up with practical solutions to difficult interior design problems. She stays in or below budget and delivers on time. She dedicates 100% to any project. It is pleasure to work with her and I highly recommend for any design project”
(Susan Feitoza, Oct 2011)
“Working with Donna is always professional, creative, personal and timely. I've always had a great experience with her and nothing is left hanging. She pays attention to details and is very resourceful. I would not hesitate to hire her again”
(Connie Dines Oct 200)
Ester Centeno 932106390/691419438 firstname.lastname@example.org
La Fundación Europea de Medicina Tradicional China, Barcelona
The European Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a privately founded international institution created in 1989. Its main objectives are the promotion, teaching, research and defense of the practice of Chinese medicine in Spain, Europe and the rest of the world.
The Foundation has the support of important and prestigious medical institutions in China. Initially, it was created by Chinese and Spanish institution. It has partnerships and joined other prestigious international institutions around the world, working towards the same goal: recognition, development, internationalization and standardization of Chinese medicine.
C/ Gran Vía de Carlos III , 64-66 local
Tel: 93 490 13 26
Teresa Moliner, es madre de dos niñas y actualmente trabaja de dependienta en una tienda de alimentación. Desde hace años venía sufriendo fuertes dolores de espalda provocados por una antigua contractura muscular que no se curó por completo y que le había llevado al extremo de no poder llevar un ritmo de vida normal. Eran muchas las noches en las que el dolor llegaba incluso a despertarla, haciéndole casi imposible realizar tareas tan sencillas como levantar a su hija en brazos. Su situación laboral fue empeorando a causa de su enfermedad y en el último año se vio obligada a coger la baja hasta cuatro veces a causa del intenso dolor de espalda que sentía. Con el paso de los días su situación le llegó a impedir realizar determinadas tareas del hogar y en muchas ocasiones tuvo incluso que pedir ayuda a sus familiares y amigos.
En su trabajo no era menos y para no faltar tanto y poder aguantar la jornada laboral, Teresa tomaba muchos analgésicos, antiinflamatorios además de protectores del estómago (…). Su desesperación le llevó a buscar una solución en los mejores traumatólogos, masajistas y fisioterapeutas de su ciudad pero solo le aliviaban unos días y el dolor volvía en cuanto dejaba la medicación.
Fue por casualidad y gracias a un conocido de su trabajo, que le hablaron de la medicina china y de los profesionales de las Clínicas Guang An Men. Movida por su desesperación acudió, no sin escepticismo, a la visita informativa que ofrecen, de carácter gratuito, para explicar su caso y ver si se podía tratar con medicina china y cómo. Su vida dio un paulatino giro de 180 grados. Fue realizando sesiones periódicas de acupuntura y fue experimentando los efectos reguladores de la medicina china. Un día se llegó a sorprender al verse cogiendo a su niña del suelo, que se había caído, con un movimiento rápido, cosa que hacía meses era impensable. Y esta vez se le volvieron a caer las lágrimas pero no de dolor, sino de felicidad. Desde entonces Teresa es feliz, no tiene dolores por las noches, tiene una sonrisa en su expresión y todo gracias a la acupuntura que le eliminó el dolor y la inflamación, a unos masajes de Tuina que le realizaron para recuperar el equilibrio en la columna y a la fitoterapia que tomó para fortalecer sus ligamentos, tendones y musculatura en general. Ahora Teresa ya conoce el valor de la salud.
(Mireia Massip Sales, MTC)
International House 932684511 email@example.com
Spanish language courses (and French) for all levels full or part-time. They also do TEFL teacher training and translation/interpreting courses
Look Out! Theatre Company, Barcelona
Established in Barcelona since 2000, the Look Out! Theatre company offers interactive theatre to students of all ages
"Brilliant! The children really enjoyed it, as did the teachers. The characters were funny, well dressed and very active. Script good, funny and entertaining" (HB, The English School, June 2011)
Man with Van & handyman, Barcelona
Julian Thorne helps with house removals and is also a carpenter and can do most repairs and jobs around the house.
Tel 626 274 907 and email on firstname.lastname@example.org
"very reasonable and lots of experience in Barcelona" (DI, May 2011)
Mrs Q design studio, Barcelona
Mrs.Q Design Studio offers a range of specialised services from branding to graphic design, web design, ceramics, photography and bespoke invitations.
The director is Aisling Quigley, who is the Art Director of Barcelona Metropolitan magazine and website.
Tel +34 699 260 938
"We used Aisling for our company stationery and promotional material and we were very pleased with her work. She was extremely quick and efficient in delivering what we asked for and a pleasure to deal with. Aisling quickly understood what we wanted and made suggestions in line with our requirements. I would highly recommend using her, we will definitely work with her again" (Karen Anderson, Director Kfleur)
Multilingual doctor - Dr. Marc Lorenzelli
English, french, Spanish and Italian speaking doctor specializing in General Medecine, sports medicine and ostheopathy, diet and nutrition.
Dr. Marc Lorenzelli, Rbla. de Catalunya, 124 4° 3a 08008 Barcelona, TeL 93 218 4915 email@example.com
Music - Jinx Jazz Band
Trad Jazz band who can make that special event extra special with their own brand of Dixieland jazz . They can also provide singers if needs be.
666912687 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jinxjazzband.com
Nuria Freixas - Spanish Teacher, Barcelona
Spanish teacher based in Barcelona who comes highly recommended
tel: 93 332 60 65
"Nuria is a great teacher who really can help. Having been in Barcelona for a year I was looking for a way to continue to learn Spanish but also wanted to find ways to speak more Spanish. Nuria’s lessons have really helped me. She took the time to find out what level I was at and where I needed help. Her lessons are always interesting and relevant and I continually feel as though I’m making progress. She also encouraged me to go beyond my comfort level and enroll in a series of local cooking classes, which have proven to be a fantastic experience. Thanks for everything Nuria!" (WD, March 2012)
Painter - Eduardo Lanzi
Argentinian painter set up in Barcelona for years & has a team of Argentineans working with him.696896610
"You have to be patient with him but he does a good job" (EB, Dec 07)
Robert Martens 667403969
Party catering - Mosquito Tapas, Barcelona
Mosquito tapas is run by an Englishman, Jazz, who learned his cooking skills travelling around South East Asia. As well as a very succesful restaurant in el Born, Mosquito also caters for parties, whether they be small dinner parties or some pica pica for larger get togethers
Mosquito Tapas Exóticas
c/Carders, 46, Barcelona 08003
93 268 7569/629182947 (Jazz)
"I organized catering through Jazz for a party in the Costa Brava and the food was simply scrumptious. We were given a 6 course meal which included a range of Sushi, dim sum, grilled fish and delicious desserts. All the guests were blown away by the food - I highly recommend Mosqiuto for a real taste experience!" (CF, April 2011)
Party Organizer - Mariana
"she is in touch with lots of the night clubs in Barcelona and gets good deals to arrange parties" (EB) Mariana 607242066
Personal shopper and shopping tours
Walk around, shop and enjoy Barcelona's vibrant shopping districts and discover its unique boutiques, local designers, antiques, vintage stores and ateliers as well as local food and wine produce. For info on customised tours or guided shopping tours contact email@example.com
Sergi Mussons, mobile 666 419 457. He is in Sant Cugat but he also comes down to Barcelona.
Luis Gonzalez Morell 626552827
Arnaud de Bodard 937851500 Agsfirstname.lastname@example.org
Psychologist and Psychotherapist - Roya Massarrat
Roya is a member of “Colegio oficial de psicologos de Cataluña” and member of the Catalan association of family therapists.
Roya offers treatment for the likes of stress, adjustment difficulties, intercultural communication issues, depression, alcohol problems, sexual disorders, psychosomatic disorders, phobias and anxiety, compulsive behavior, grieving processes for death or divorce, sleeping disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, personal coaching as well as couple therapy and family therapy
"At the time we decided to get some help from a professional, we realized that Mrs. Roya could guide us to find solutions to resolve our communication problems. She applies method with sincerity, patience, charm, and good examples and explanations, what made us empathize with each other with respect and understanding. She was totally helpful to us, and nowadays we learned a lot to confront new challenges in our couple life" (October 2012)
"Since my father passed away I've been following therapy with Roya. I never had therapy before, but Roya easily made me feel comfortable and confident with her. Roya was really helpful for me to be able to analyze and understand myself. I can only strongly recommend her, I am sure she will open your view and help you to grow." (Nov 2012)
Paul Duval 938459874/649413832 email@example.com
Storage company, Barcelona
Stoage company in Barcelona. Website in English
"Blue Space are very good, I used their storage near the airport" (DC, Nov 2012)
Shopping tours - Antiques & Boutiques
Tailor-made tours and personal shopping for residents of or visitors to Barcelona. Lisa and Niki both have background in vintage fashion and have a indepth knowledge of Barcelona and its hidden gems.
"We really enjoyed the tour - it was perfectly pitched for both us and the girls - we would never have found all the wonderful places you took us to and as a result Barcelona made a really lasting impression on the girls. They also loved the Gaudi houses and the Miro museum although they found the cable car ride a bit terrifying!" (CM, Jan 2010)
Click here to read an interview with Lisa & Niki
Think Sweet Cakes
Designs and creates beautiful cakes, cupcakes, sweets and biscuits to order for special occasions, children`s birthday parties etc
Passatge de Llívia, 46, Local, 08041 Barcelona, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Sonia (the owner) is absolutely amazing and I recommend her whole-heartedly! She does made-to-order cakes. She's Catalan but speaks English too" (AB, Oct 2011)
Ingrafia offers written communication: translation, DTP, proofreading, copywriting, and much more. Competitive rates starting at 0,045 euros/word for English into Spanish.
Comte de Salvatierra, 5-15, Desp. 109 08006 Barcelona Tel. +34 617837593 www.ingrafia.com
"We are very pleased with Ingrafia's translations and also with the brochures they've created for us. They are fast, very reliable and the quality of their work is excellent.
We strongly recommend them" (LV, Feb 09)
Tailor Service Barcelona
I always wanted to give the address of a tailor service in Barcelona called: "Taylor & Co" and it can be found in Gran Via II and Diagonal Mar Shopping Center.