I’m living in Pinterest! (Life in Barrio Italia)

We are renting an apartment in Barrio Italia and I love it!  This area is full of designer offices, trendy restaurants and fashion shops – it feels as if I am living in Pinterest – I just want to take pictures of everything and pin it on a wall!


There are hidden shopping arcades behind every entrance or door – and every arcade reveals a different type of furniture shop or dresses that will match up perfectly with the handbags in the adjacent arcade!


Anything you can dream of is here – freshly baked cupcakes, herb planters, lampshades, vinyls…



In the centre of some arcades you will find welcoming restaurants serving a menu del dia (menu of the day) for lunch, usually consisting of a salad or soup, proper main meal, coffee and a pastry for desert for between $6 and $10 (US).  You can get great value for money if you know where to eat over lunchtime!


On the streetcorner where Ave Italia meets Caupolican , there are various antique shops with all the antiques exhibited on the sidewalk!  It’s very exciting to watch the carpenters polishing shelves and stacking chairs in front of their shops.



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