SuiteLife Instagram Competition Rules


Here is your chance to show off your photography skills, show us Your Home, and win a great prize!

But please remember the following rules apply:

1. These Participation Rules (“Rules”) apply to the Competition. By entering the Competition, participants expressly agree to be bound by the Rules. However, the Competition shall be void where prohibited by law.

2. By entering the Competition, Participants expressly acknowledge that the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Statigram, Instagram or any other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter where a selection of photographs may be published; and releases the aforementioned of any and all claims relating to or arising from the Competition.

3. The Competition is promoted and organised by SuiteLife.

4. Participants need to use the Instagram smartphone application to participate. SuiteLife will moderate entries. Accepted entries will be displayed on SuiteLife’s Facebook page.

5. Before submitting their photographs, Participants must ensure that:

• All entrants must ‘Like’ the SuiteLife Facebook page:

• The Photograph is original – in other words, the work of the Participant is exclusively the work of the author, nobody else has worked on it and he/she is the owner of all the copyright in the Photograph;

• The Photograph has not been published elsewhere and has not won a prize in any photographic competition;

• In the event that any Photograph presents an individual, the participant must have obtained permission from the individual for use in the Competition;

• The Photograph does not contain any element whatsoever that might infringe a third party’s right in any way, for example another work of art;

• The Photograph does not in any way reflect negatively on anyone’s image or reputation;

• The Photograph is not in any way violent or pornographic, and will not, in any way whatsoever harm the dignity or any other rights of any third party;

• And, overall, the Photograph does not to their knowledge contravene current legislation;

• The Photographs must be published on “Instagram” and include the captions: @SuiteLifeBCN and #mySuiteLifehome

6. SuiteLife will moderate the receipt of the photographs and reserves the right not to accept or publish any Photograph from the Competition that does not comply with the above-mentioned conditions and/or the Rules.

7. Submitted Photographs will not be returned to Participants. By submitting the Photographs, Participants grant SuiteLife the non-exclusive right to reproduce, display and more generally use and publish the Photographs online free of charge. This use may include SuiteLife websites, its social network pages including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, You Tube etc. and publication in magazines, catalogues and the like.

8. SuiteLife reserves the right and the participant expressly agrees that SuiteLife may use the name and/or pseudonym of the Winner and/or all photographs at whatever location such visual material may be produced. Use may include the Internet, such as SuiteLife’s website, its social network pages including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, You Tube etc. and all Photograph, publicity, magazines, catalogues or the likes.

9. Employees and families of SuiteLife, agents and photographers connected with the creation or administration of the Competition are not eligible to take part in the Competition. SuiteLife reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all Participants.

10. By entering the Competition, the participant hereby warrants that all personal details submitted by him/her are true, current and complete SuiteLife reserves the right to disqualify any participant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the participant has breached any of these Rules, has cheated or does not meet any of the conditions set out in these Rules.

13. The Competition begins on 9 October 2012 and ends on the 31 October 2012 at 23:59 (GMT). Submissions received after this time and date will not be taken into account.

14. Each participant may submit up to one photograph per day.

15. A jury composed of SuiteLife personnel will select the Winner of the Competition.

16. SuiteLife will notify the Winners by using their Instagram profile name.

17. SuiteLife reserves the right and the participant expressly agrees that SuiteLife may use the name and/or pseudonym of the Winner and/or all photographs at whatever location such visual material may be produced. Use may include the Internet, such as SuiteLife’s website, its social network pages including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, You Tube etc. and all Photograph, publicity, magazines, catalogues or the likes.


SuiteLife’s Barcelona Instagram Competition

SuiteLife’s Barcelona Instagram Competition Begins Today!

SuiteLife is hosting its first Instagram competition and it’s SO easy to Win!

barcelona instagram competition

Theme: My Home in BCN

What to Do in 3 Easy Steps:

1. Snap a CREATIVE photo using the theme “your home in Barcelona” with Instagram, and edit as you please.

2. Hashtag the photo #MySuiteLifeHome and also tag us with @SuiteLifeBCN (very important otherwise we wont see your photo!).

3. Follow us on Instagram @SuiteLifeBCN and like our facebook page at Feel free to share your photos on social media with your friends too!

That’s it! Sit back and relax! On Wednesday October 31st we will choose a winner. Make sure to checkout the official rules.

What’s the Prize?!

The prize for our one lucky winner is a 50 € gift certificate for the coolest home-ware store in all of Barcelona, Vincon! (

SuiteLife Instagram Competition

So get snapping Instagramers!! Looking forward to seeing your photographs!!





barcelona concert guide october

Hey there! I am back with fresh update on the hottest live concerts in Barcelona for the rest of October! You know I was pretty straightforward in my previous concert guide posts so I will just present you my selection and cross my fingers that you like it!



Just a day away – tomorrow, you will be able to see one of the most noted Spanish bands – Extremoduro! The guys have been around for more than 20 years and they are quite famous among most of the Spaniards! I guess the name originates from the municipality they come from (yeah, it is EXTRAMADURA!). Check out their music and if you feel in the right mood go to Parc del Forum!


An artist I just found while researching this article. And I was completely blown away by the young and talented Maria Coma. The contemporary piano player incorporates some indie elements into her fresh music, sang in Catalan. If you want to experience some local music, then this is the concert in Barcelona for you this October! Check out the official video for her song Tots els colors (all the colours if I am correct). She’s playing in La Pedrera on the 10th of October and the tickets are only 5 euros!


Looking for a typical brit-rock concert in Barcelona? I’ve got something for you, up my sleeve! Maximo park are energetic, crazy and ready to have fun! If you want to burn up some calories, put on your worn sneakers and head to Razzmatazz on 13th of October and dance as you have never danced before! Tickets are only 12 euros!


For all those who enjoy a more electronically-influenced style of music, I’ve set my eyes on the German producer Ellen Allien who will play on 19th of October in Nitsa Club!


Our final live concert stop in Barcelona ends up with KEANE – probably one of the most bands playing here in October. They will be promoting their new album “Strangeland”! Obviously the tickets are a bit more expensive (30 euros) but in my opinion the price is justified!…ahh and they play in Razzmatazz


I hope you liked my selection and you will hear from me soon for another series of “live concerts in Barcelona”!










As another month ends, bringing us closer to autumn, there is no reason to despair!! There are still loads of events to keep you busy in Barcelona! Here we have just a small selection of some of the Barcelona events happening this October.



21st September – 21st October

Various locations around Barcelona, free – €20


International Festival of Comedy BarcelonaWith September having so much to offer in Barcelona with Le Merce being the highlight, some of us (and I am one of those!) may have missed the fact that Barcelona is also hosting the 5th annual International Festival of Comedy! This is the first multilingual comedy festival in the world and showcases acts from all around Europe and the rest of the world. The shows are performed in 8 different languages, so there really will be something for everyone in Barcelona. You can watch comedy in Catalan, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, German, French and English.





CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and others

Barcelona Design Week


Barcelona Design Week is an international festival organised by BCD Barcelona Design Centre. Created 6 years ago, it focuses on all things design and innovation related and is a great opportunity for all those interested to go to talks, workshops and there is even an Open Doors day where you can visit some of the top design studios in Barcelona!



TICKETS: €50-€130


Leonard Cohen Palau Sant Jordi


Renowned Canadian poet, writer and singer-songwriter; Leonard Cohen comes to Barcelona as part of his “Old Ideas” World Tour. This is a great opportunity to see one of the finest and most celebrated artists of years gone. His music usually talks of sexuality, religion and personal relationships. Still going strong, he is often described as having the same musical influence on generations as Bob Dylan! He has been inaugurated into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and also the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame!!

If you are musically inspired, then this has to be an event  not to miss in Barcelona or in your lifetime!!




Nova Mar Bella and Llevant beaches

7TH OCTOBER, 9amGarmin Barcelona Triathlon

For those of you not familiar with triathlon, this is another epic Barcelona sporting event where people push themselves to the limits of physical endurance!! They swim, bike and run; as if one of those on its own wasn’t enough!!! There are three categories: Supersprint, Sprint and Olympic. The beauty of triathlon is that anyone can be a triathlete despite any physical conditions! So  not why not get out there and line the beaches to show your support to these Superhumans!! Check out the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon website for more details and to download the course route.





19th – 21st OCTOBER, €6- €30

This year sees the second edition of this new festival. Celebrating all things gastronomic and cinematic, it features some of the best Spanish and Catalan chefs, such as the infamous Roca brothers (Joan and Jordi), Raymond Blanc, Elena Arzak, Sergi Arola and Víctor Rodrigo amongst others. You will have the chance to watch some some chef demonstrations by these top guys and also to do a workshop yourself. The festival will also be showcasing some top gastronomic cinema with films such as Mugaritz BSO, the Spanish premiere of Mistura and Noma at Boiling Point; based on what is considered by many foodie experts as the best restaurant in the world! Reasonably priced, get yourself down to a chef demonstration and share the food love!











Have a great October everyone and let us know which events you enjoyed and which ones you didn’t!!


Marie Obileye





Sitges Film Festival 2012 has arrived! The definitive Line-up is complete, tickets are on sale and the city is ready… are YOU prepared for this incredible art event? The theme for this years’ event is “The End of the World”! Nothing more obvious, no? Given the world we are in right now, inspiration for this theme is all around us: end of the Mayan’s calendar (!), world economic crisis, numerous apocalyptic movies and books, etc…

Since 1967, Sitges Film Festival brings to this lovely town near Barcelona a very special selection of fantasy and horror movies. Traditional and very well-known, not only in Europe, but across the whole world, the festival brings to Catalunya very important directors and actors, cinephiles and curious. To give you an idea, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch and Eli Roth are just a few of the names!

Overall Line-up and some “Can’t miss” movies!

The festival tries every year to show the different ways of presenting horror! For this year, the emphasis is on the found footage (like The Blair Witch Project, remember?). That’s why you can’t miss Area 407 and The Bay.


Also interesting is that every edition special attention is given to catalan’s productions, that’s why the opening movie now is El Cuerpo, a catalan movie that is promising a lot!

They haven’t forgotten the Asian productions either, as a cinema lover you must know that our friends from the east love to make sc-fi films, so you can expect a loooot of classics from Asia as well as many other hot-new things! Keep an eye out for The Weight and Doomsday Book.

Of course you will find maaaaany Hollywood films as well! And it’s not bad, because they usually do a very good selection of it. Two films that people are talking about is The Looper, which is closing the festival, and Tim Burton’s new production Frankenweenie. Also mentionable is Seven Psycopaths, a thriller that was a big hit at The Canadian Festival and now comes to Europe.


Practical infos!

When? 4th – 14th October!

How much is it? 8.50for most of the movies. But for Shorts, retrospectives and tributes you pay less.

Want to buy? Click here and be happy!

Where is it? In Sitges, come on, you got this far not knowing that? Just kidding! Look, there are 6 venues where you can enjoy the festival, all very close to each other, so don’t worry. The most recognised ones are the Auditori and Cine Prado! The first is the biggest in the Mediterranean (1384 seats!) and the second is a charming old style theater! Check the others here

How to get there? Train is the best option! Check here


You can also download the Programme, unfortunately it’s in catalan, but it’s still very useful!


WOW!! I almost forgot about the “Zombie Walk”! On the 12th from 12h00 till 19h00 you can have a free make-up and at 20h00 the “Walk” begins! Don’t miss it!


See you there!