I had the amazing opportunity to visit a few different countries in Europe a few months back – Barcelona being one of them. Even though my visit was short, I fell in love with this vibrant city and all that it has to offer. Spain is known to have some of the best food in the world so I did some research to find out where I should eat while there. I came across numerous 5 star reviews on a place called: Tickets. With a reservation waitlist that is as long as 2 months, I knew I had to get in to this Tapas Bar. Long story short – we got a reservation and this place is all that it was hyped up to be and more. It was hands down one of the most memorable stops on the whole vacation and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona. The owner of Tickets, Albert Adria, was interviewed by Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations: Spain

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The Entrance

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Chefs hard at work

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Watermelon “impregnated” with Sangria

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the famous El Bulli “olives”

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The Living Forest

I hope to someday return to Barcelona and when I do – I will definitely be heading back to this place. Have you ever been to Barcelona? If so, what other restaurants do you recommend?

My Review on Trip Advisor

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For my CHRISTMAS manicure, I decided to go with a bold red and include a fun accent color on the ring finger.

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Main Polish: Sephora by O.P.I in And A Cherry On Top

Accent Polish: Nailtini in Millionaire

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 I love the Sephora by O.P.I brand – all the colors are so beautiful and the polish does not chip easily, which is always a plus! Nailtini is a brand I was not familiar with until I received this full size bottle in my November Ipsy Bag. The texture is a little on the rough side because of the confetti in the bottle but I actually love it. The color is so nice and again, this polish is not moving!

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TMZ‘s Santa Snapshot Contest is underway! On Monday, December 24th – visit their website to check out all the photos and to VOTE for which Saint Nick picture should win the $250 prize as well as some great holiday gifts from TMZ.

Here are some of my favorite entries:

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All photographs are property of TMZ.com

The Birkin…

the MUST HAVE bag for every wealthy fashionista. Carrying a price tag of up to $150,000 & also that infamous waitlist the average Joe’s only chance to see this bag is in a magazine.

Esty shop owner of Agabag, Agnieszka Biernacka, has created a fully functional “Lego Birkin” which was her tribute to  the Hermés Birkin bag at a much affordable price tag . For $400 you can choice your own colors and silhouette for your own Birkin-inspired bag made from LEGOS which was created to stand everyday use.  Is $400  still too expensive? Check out her Esty shop – she makes LEGO clutches and jewelry that retail for under $200.

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What do you think about the LEGO Birkin?

Rihanna – Diamonds LIVE on ‘The Voice’ Season Finale

I am IN LOVE with Rihanna and this is the BEST, in my opinion, that she has ever sounded during a live performance. Oh, and I cannot forget to mention that she is rockinn’ that Lanvin jumpsuit!