I am switching over to a new web host so if you see broken images, I will be updating those in the next week or so. The recap from our trip is a little long so I’m adding some links here in case you just want to jump over to the detailed photos + list of things I used or the process video itself.
VALENCIA MINI RECAP
For the second part of our trip to Valencia, we went to the Ciudad de Artes y Ciencias since it was within walking distance from the paella class kitchen. We were looking around, but also we realized we needed a restroom.. so we walked around, and as we got closer to the Palau De Les Arts , we saw there were a lot of things happening: a red carpet, people lined up, lots of security, TV crews.. it turned out that in the evening, the Goya Awards were going to be taking place there. I did a quick google search, but we didn’t know anyone who was going to be there, and that’s when you feel old!! We then headed to a department store called El Corte Inglés to look for a nice winter coat for my husband since they had a big sale, unfortunately, everything was picked over. We headed back to the Airbnb.
In the evening, we had plans with a couple of friends; she lives in Valencia, and he’s my husband’s coworker here in Germany. They met while she was still living in Germany, but she had a contract to teach in Valencia the following summer, and he was visiting her for the weekend. We made plans to go to a restaurant a little bit away from where we were staying: Farigola & Menta for Saturday night. In Spain, they tend to eat dinner relatively late compared to Americans. The presentation of the food was very different and impressive; the tartare was served on a skull-shaped dish, and the octopus was brought over on a metal octopus. The food also was delicious and we had a great time!
On Sunday morning, we walked to the beach which was just a few minutes’ walk from where we were staying, and we had breakfast at Boa Beach which had some very healthy options. Since it was Sunday, and not a lot of things are open, we took advantage of the sunshine and we walked to the marina after breakfast. It was really windy out there, but we could still people-watch. Some people taking advantage of the wind and were stand-up paddling, and others were doing a yoga class on the beach.
In the paella class, we were told that it is a Valencian custom to have paella on Sundays with your family. I made reservations at Casa Carmela when we first booked the trip as my mom and I had really enjoyed it back in 2019; they’re only open for a few hours for lunch. When we got there, it was nearly empty since I made reservations for 1pm: right when they opened. Within a half hour, the restaurant was packed! We had the seafood paella, and I must say, the paella from the class was actually better than the one at Casa Carmela. It was still good, but I liked the bit of crunchiness of the one from class.
We didn’t do a whole lot in the evening; we went to a restaurant I don’t even remember the name of, but it wasn’t anything memorable. It was hard to find anything open on Sunday nights.
On Monday, we went to a cafe nearby called Pannes where we had a light breakfast; we packed and checked out of the Airbnb. We took a taxi downtown and dropped our bags off at a place I found on the NannyBag app since our flight wasn’t until later on in the evening. We went to the Central Market where I purchased some cute postcards from A Typical Valencia; all their designs are super cute! I also got some magnets. After exploring the market, we headed outside, and we went to la Plaza de la Virgen. It was a sunny day and people were having gelato, so we looked for a place where we could sit in the sunshine, and perhaps have a gelato. Unfortunately, everyone had the same idea! So we walked a bit more and we did sit outside at a plaza that had some tapas. It also wasn’t memorable, but at least we were able to hang out in the sun. After that, we headed to the airport.
DETAILED SPREAD PHOTOS & LIST OF ITEMS USED/MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO
As per usual, I printed the photos using the Canon Pixma Pro-100 (which has been discontinued) on Costco Kirkland 8.5″x11″ photo paper. I’m using a 10×8 album by Ali Edwards; the pocket pages I use are the ones with the two 4×4 and two 6×4 pockets; and I used one insert with a 6×4 pocket and a 3×4 pocket.
On this spread, I used die cuts from Feed Your Craft; they can now be purchased on the In A Creative Bubble shop – the Unforgettable flag is from the Explore More Elements No. 1, the Good Times die cut and the Time for Adventure tag are from the Explore More Elements No. 2. The Memory card is from Ali Edwards Travel Collection 2020 available as a digital download – main kit or just the journal cards. The dotted card is from the “Be Mine” kit by Paper Person Shop.
This is the details for the small insert. The postcards are from A Typical Valencia, and the journal cards the back of cards from the “Be Mine” kit by Paper Person Shop but the back of the journal cards aren’t for sale. The “roam” tab is from the Ali Edwards Travel Collection 2018 (digital sticker bundle) and was attached using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
The die cuts are all from Feed Your Craft; they can now be purchased on the In A Creative Bubble shop – the Paradise Found is from the Explore More Elements No. 1, the Savor This and Location die cuts are from the Explore More Elements No. 2. The Memory card is from Ali Edwards Travel Collection 2020 available as a digital download – main kit or just the journal cards. The dotted card is from the “Be Mine” kit by Paper Person Shop. The yellow/orange/red card is from the Good Morning printable cards by Paper Person Shop. The Sunday stamp is from the Everyday Explorers Day by Day set which is currently sold out (digital) and I used the Tomato Soup ink pad which is also sold out by Paper Person Shop.
The skinny flags are from the Ali Edwards Travel Collection 2019 main kit (digital). The Sights card is originally from Feed Your Craft but available from In A Creative Bubble – Explore More Cards; the Out and About die cut is from the Explore More Elements No. 1, and the Wander card is from the Pinkfresh Studio x IACB Out and About collection but it is sold out.
The background on the title card is from the Ali Edwards Travel Collection 2020 Main kit (digital or journal cards), the Navy blue alphas are old from Studio Calico. The skinny flags are from the Ali Edwards Travel Collection 2019 main kit (digital). The tags card is from Feed Your Craft but available from In A Creative Bubble – Explore More Cards. The roller date stamp is from 1canoe2 but is discontinued. The ink pad used was Tuxedo Black from Memento.
Other items seen/mentioned in the video:
- Tonic Studios Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, 6-Inch – new version
- Travel Collection Stickers from Ali Edwards (all digital) – digital sticker bundle, Making It Happen chipboard shapes, Take me Away chipboard shapes, chipboard bundle
- PicFrame app
- Mini MISTI stamping platform – new version
- Tombow MONO permanent adhesive
- Tombow MONO sand eraser
- Sharpie S-gel pen in 1.0
- Thickers alignment tool
- Tim Holtz Tonic Haberdashery scissors 5″
I hope you enjoyed it.. see you soon!