May 11, 2011

Living the HAT dream

Filed under: Millinery trivia and events,Passejada 2011,Passejada amb Barret — Cristina de Prada @ 9:22 pm


I had a dream. It was a sunny day and I was pleasantly walking down my favorite street in Barcelona with friends. 500 friends. All wearing their hats. For once I was not the odd one out, the weirdo with a hat, if anyone felt out of place it was the occasional bare headed pedestrian looking in surprise at that endless sea of hats.

Only it wasn’t a dream. It really happened.

Last Sunday May 8th close to 500 hat lovers joined forces and shared their love for hats in a festive stroll down Rambla Catalunya in Barcelona. The press were there, TV channels, newspapers, all in awe at the incredible number of people that had showed up.

Even better, we had a police escort that made sure we didn’t have to stop for the incoming traffic. I thought I would never see it, but there it was, the busiest street in Barcelona, Aragó, with it’s traffic stopped to allow us, all 500 of us,  safe crossing. Amazing.

Nina Pawlowsky and I (Cristina de Prada) want to thank everyone that took part in this event and turned it into the success that it was.


I hope to see you all next year, the VIII Passejada amb Barret (Stroll with a hat) will take place on April 15th 2012.

February 14, 2011

VII Passejada amb Barret 2011 – Wear your hat and take a stroll with us!

Filed under: Millinery trivia and events,Passejada 2011,Passejada amb Barret — Cristina de Prada @ 9:34 pm

VII Passejada amb Barret 2011 - Low res

Come to Barcelona and wear your hat!

Next May 8th 2011 (Sunday) at noon we will wear our hats and take a stroll down Barcelona’s emblematic street, Rambla Catalunya. This will be the seventh edition of the “Passejada amb Barret” (Hat Stroll), our version of the Easter Parade that takes place every year on the Sunday after Easter (although this year it will be delayed one week to avoid clashing with any 1st of May events). We will be meeting in Rambla Catalunya / Diagonal (where the sculpture of the giraffe is). This year we will have people coming from far and wide, so why not plan your trip and join us on this wonderful event. It’s the excuse you need to get (or make) a new hat, and visit Barcelona ¡See you!

¡Ponte el sombrero y ven!

El próximo 8 de mayo 2011 (domingo) te esperamos en Barcelona para dar un paseo con sombrero. Celebramos la séptima edición de la “Passejada amb Barret”. El punto de encuentro será Rambla Catalunya esquina con Diagonal (donde la escultura de la jirafa) a las 12 del medio día. El paseo será a lo largo de Rambla Cataluña hasta la Gran Vía. Es la excusa que necesitabas para comprarte (o hacerte) un sombrero nuevo  ¡Nos vemos!

¡Posat el barret i vine!

El proper 8 de maig 2011 (diumenge) t’esperem a Barcelona per fer una passejada amb barret. Celebrem la setena edició de la “Passejada amb Barret”. El punt de trobada serà Rambla Catalunya amb Diagonal (on es trova l’escultura de la girafa) a les 12 del mig dia. La passejada serà al llarg de Rambla Catalunya fins a la Gran Via. És l’excusa que necessitaves per comprar-te (o fer-te) un barret nou.  Ens veiem!
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30 March 2011: The image link from flickr was broken, I’ve updated the link.

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