Guest Post: Arriving In Barcelona

This is a guest post written by Grit & Glamour. Grit & Glamour flew to Barcelona on behalf of Pretty Shiny Sparkly to cover the international photo shoot hosted by MNG by MANGO for jcpenney. Here’s what she experienced! Let’s try not to be jealous! โ€” Kristina

Vahni: After touching down in Barcelona, feeling quite haggard after a six-hour overnight flight (on which I barely slept), I looked for the “STYLE COALITION” sign and learned I was the first to connect with our transportation crew. After exchanging some money, I grabbed the tiniest “grande” latte I’d ever seen, and waited for the other bloggers to arrive.

Eventually they did arrive, and there we wereโ€”bleary and virtually makeup-less fashion bloggers, not in cute clothes, but our comfy leggings and flats, meeting for the first time. The only comfort I could take was that we were all in the same boat.

Vahni: Driving through Barcelona to our hotel felt surreal. I kept thinking, I’m in SPAIN! I’ve always wanted to see Spain, but truthfully, I’ve never really thought I would. Seeing street signs in Spanish and amazing architecture along the way jolted me awake, and after a short drive, we arrived at Granados 83, our loft-like hotel.


Vahni: We had a few hours in which to relax (sleep!) before departing for a tour of MANGO headquarters. We piled into a bus, and off we went!

Vahni: On the bus, left-to-right: First row: Sydne, Diana and Wendy; second row: Gala, the Lichtensteins (they won the trip to Barcelona that was part of the MNG by MANGO mission); third row: Karen, Jessica and Lilliana; in the back: me!

Here’s a short video I shot while on the way to MANGO headquarters. You can see a bit of Barcelona…the neighborhoods near our hotel.

Grit & Glamour


This mission, including the trip to Barcelona, was sponsored by MNG by Mango and jcpenney and produced by Style Coalition.

Stay tuned for more reports from Vahni’s trip to Barcelona for the international leg of my mission with MNG by MANGO! Thanks again, Vahni! Be sure to check out Grit & Glamour for her fun (we’ll call ’em “unofficial”) posts–like some great after-hours Barcelona pics! โ€” Kristina

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  • This looks like it was a fun trip, can’t wait to see the posts that will follow on both blogs. Best of both worlds ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!

  • Double the fun with blog posts! Can’t wait to get a sneak peek at some more of the trip. I’m a huge fan of Mango so it’s great to see an initiative with them.

  • Awww, love seeing Vahni over here! Looks like so much fun and I can’t wait to see these “after hours” photos you’ve promised! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Like Bell said, I can’t wait for next part! Vahni of Grit and Glamour and you have so much in common, it’s only right to have hit it off so well. She did a great job covering the experience and I can’t wait to know more.

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  • What an amazing experience! I can’t wait for the other posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • How exciting!! I hope you have a blast!

  • The Bags piled in the back of the truck say’s it all. LOVE!

  • Cool recap! I went to Barcelona for the first time this spring and had a blast, so it’s nice to read about someone else’s experience. Can’t wait to read about the rest of your adventure.

  • Vahni, I LOVE this so much, a great little diary of your Spain experience. Anxiously looking forward to viewing more of the Barcelona chronicles. *Kristina, I may have mentioned before but adore the little hanger icon supporting the outlined boxes… are the cutest.

  • Impossible to not be jealous! I’ve always wanted to go to barcelona!

  • Love, love, love it, and WANT MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.Besossssssssssss
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  • Vahni was the perfect choice to cover this in your place. What an amazing time!