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.
Between June to September we travel to Barcelona where we work closely with our extended Petit Barcelona family of artisan shoe makers. For the remainder of the year we are based in Brisbane where we operate our online store and flagship boutique in Camp Hill.
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.