For the past year I'd been promising one of my best friend's Nicola that I'd visit her in Barcelona where she was spending her year abroad.
Like most things I do, I left it to the last minute and joined her for her final few days in the city.
After the smoothest of journeys I arrived to a buzzing predrinks at her flat in El Born.
I made a quick outfit change whilst simultaneously catching up on drinking and catching up with Nicola.
We headed out and danced the night away, happy to finally be reunited.
The next morning we pulled our bleary-eyed selves out of bed - Barcelona beach was calling.
With smoothies and suncream in hand we made the short walk to the sandy shores.
Sometimes I just can't stand sunbathing for long. This was one of those times.
Luckily for me it doesn't take long to change colour so after about forty minutes I was ready to move on.
Further up the beach lay one of Nicola's favourite restaurants - Aqua.
With her departure from Barcelona just days away we couldn't help but pop in for lunch.
We shared a few tapas plates, mostly naughty deep-fried dishes, along with a couple of salads.
Their white bait and calamari were so light and delicious.
We strolled back to El Born full to the brim.
We passed a cute sweet shop and various street performers doing their thang.
That evening we were hitting up a pool party at the W Hotel, shaped like a sail, situated at one end of Barcelona beach.
After washing salt from our hair and chucking on something a little more suitable we made our way to the 'Wet Deck'.
It was simply stunning.
We explored the beautifully laid out terrace with G&Ts in hand before nabbing ourselves a cabana.
We lazed around for a while whilst doing some excellent people watching - one of my favourite activities.
When the music picked up pace and the sun had disappeared completely we moved to the dance floor and picked up some strawberry mojitos en route.
It was time to get some beauty sleep.