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An Insider’s Guide to Barcelona: Birchbox City Guides

Our subscribers received adorable postcards in their June boxes illustrating the four cities that Birchbox calls home: New York, Paris, London, and Barcelona. But since we could only fit so much information on each card, we decided to provide even more insider intel on our blog—straight from Birchbox staffers around the world. Get your passport ready and check back each week for a new installment of Birchbox City Guides.



Contemporary design nuts will love of-the-moment bakeries Turris (various locations) and Crustö (Mercat de la libertat, 80-81), while the more traditional-minded should make a beeline for Forn Mistral (Avinguda de Mistral, 20) to find the city’s flakiest croissants, and Baluard (38-40 baixos, Barceloneta) for whole-grain, spelt, and dried-fruit varieties. No visit to Barcelona is complete without some serious tapas time, and you’ll find the best options in the old fishermen’s waterfront neighborhood of Barceloneta—in particular, Jai-Ca (Carrer Ginebra) and La Cova Fumada (Carrer Baluard, 56; order the bombas). For a slightly more upscale destination, try El Vaso de Oro (Calle de Balboa) and their filet of beef tapas accompanied by a caña (draft beer).

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5 Healthy Food Changes That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Diet

By now you probably know that we really, really love food (see here, here, and here) BUT as much as a love delicious grub, that doesn’t mean we’re not big health nerds too. This month, in honor of our Women’s Health partnership, we enlisted nutritionist and author Tanya Zuckerbrot to give us five diet upgrades. Before you get nervous, rest assured these have more to do with what you should be eating than what you can’t. We promise we’ll never ask you to give up chocolate!


One of our other favorite ways to be healthy is by cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Find out how to incorporate more of these into your diet here

Losing Sleep Causes You To Eat More: You’ve Got Male


Once a week, Birchbox’s resident Yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.

Sitting at my desk this morning, rubbing my eyes and clutching my coffee mug, I read that recent studies show that losing sleep can actually make you fat. (Cue music indicating impeding doom!)

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