The Garage Blume + Brummell Kitchen
Up your cool factor and visit this studio off the beaten-track. Devour Sunday brunch next door at a hidden courtyard haven.
START: The Garage by Veronica Blume, Carrer de Magalhães, 2, 08004 Barcelona.
FINISH: Brummell Kitchen, Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 174, 08004 Barcelona.
METRO: Poble Sec.
THE WORKOUT: 9.30am Saturday Hatha Vinyasa with Elise. Adventure into the unknown. On a quiet street in the heart of the city lies The Garage by Veronica Blume (Veronica being the founder and ex-model who set up the sttudio). Walk inside this formed 1940s garage and find this oasis of calm - all white-washed walls, exposed brick and leafy green plants in a light, airy and bright space. It’s got the whole “urban retreat” vibe nailed. This weekend vinyasa class fuses static and dynamic sequences together in a flow of standing poses, twists, forward folds, inversions and back-bends. Elise has her teachings based in Ashtanga yoga and Sivananda roots which makes her classes strong and physical but balanced with some introspection. Work up a real sweat and fire up your muscles, so when you get to Savasana sleep time you can truly switch-off. The easiest (and nicest) way to transfer from hectic work-week into peaceful weekend we say.
FYI: The studio also hosts regular acro-yoga, partner and special workshops which look pretty fun too.
THE FOOD: This hidden oasis in the heart of the city is your next stop on this double shot trail. Next door to the Garage, Brummell Kitchen serves up homemade, healthy brunch food in a cute courtyard setting. Homemade weekend brunch is an epic buffet spread. Find your way between French daily baked pastries, a selection of eggs on demand, delicious local sausages, natural juices and smoothies, specialty coffee and bowls laden with fruit, granola and yogurt. Since its the weekend, cocktails, beers and wine are also on the menu. As is a wide offering on the menu of sweet pancakes, Arepas tortillas and beans and Huevos Rancheros. The sheer beauty here is that the courtyard is such a dream, the place makes a great base for whiling away Saturday afternoon chilling and doing whatever - reading, snoozing, you get what we mean :)
THE PRICE: A drop-in class is €15. First-timers can pay €20 and get three classes to use in seven days. Brummell Kitchen Weekend brunch spread: Sweet Pancakes €7, Yoghurt with granola €4.5, Acai bowl €9.5, Huevos Rancheros €11, Eggs Benedict €12, Arepas €12, Enchiladas mexicana €11. Juices range €4.7-5.5, Cocktails €5-9. Coffee: Flat white €1.8 (bargain!), Espresso €1.4, Tea €2.5.
BEST FOR: For cool yoga points, discovering an urban oasis off the beaten track and weekend brunch vibes.
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