Hola, we´re Helios and Lauren. Co-founders of Spanish shoe store, Petit Barcelona.
After meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 2010, we decided to throw caution to the wind, leave our homes on opposite sides of the world and embark on an endless Summer. Being from Barcelona and Brisbane, and not being able to decide where to ´settle´ we wanted to create a life where we could live and work in both countries to be able to see family and friends.
We have just returned to Brisbane, after living and working on the beautiful island, Menorca where our shoes are made. We spent our time with the family Torres, in their studio in Ciutadella, designing shoes, shooting collections and running the business.
Our shoes are shipped from our warehouse in Brisbane domestically and around the world.
Now with two young children in tow, we continue to navigate this transient version of our life - one where we are truely living our own version of a slow yet sometimes hectic life in both cities, with both families, languages, cultures and opportunities.