Here’s to an insane Christmas party, in the most incredible city – Barcelona.
We’ve had yet another incredibly successful year in growing our business at Iconic Offices – not only in square footage but also in numbers, with the crew nearly doubling in size since this time last year. Everyone at Iconic are extremely passionate about the company and love what we do, hard work is the name of the game but we all thrive on it. And fortunately for us, one of the many great things about working for this company is that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. As a big thank you from the bosses, Iconic Offices CEO (Joe McGinley) and CCO (Althaea Federlein) were incredibly generous and took all 42 of us away to beautiful Barcelona to finish out the year in style – and boy did we!
Barcelona Here We Come!
Not only were we fortunate enough to be whisked away but we also had every single little thing organised for us, and we mean e-ver-y-thing! All we had to do was show up to our HQ with enthusiasm and passport in hand (check and check!). Off to the airport we went and three hours later we arrived to the busy streets of Barcelona. Next stop was the amazingly stylish Soho House so we quickly popped the heels, lippy, suits and ties on and off we went!
Next Stop: OPIUM
One of the best (and most dangerous) things about Barcelona is their nightclubs. Us Irish think we party hard but good God, the Spanish party even harder! With majority of nightclubs closing approx 7am, it was either go big, or go home – and as you can imagine, we weren’t too keen on the latter.
There was only one nightclub for it – OPIUM.
Day Two – Cava, Cheese & More Cava
After the incredible night at OPIUM where we literally danced our socks off, it was the following morning and there were some very sore heads amongst us (to say the least). However, it didn’t take too much convincing when we heard we were being brought on a walking tour around the city to a number of hidden little tapas bars to try some authentic Spanish cuisine and of course, wine. Now you might say walking tour? At this time of year? But the sun was out, the air was crisp and it was lovely and mild. We couldn’t have asked for a better hangover cure!
And it wasn’t long before we were all on our merry way to get ready for round two, but first we had organised to get a group photo. We were going for dignified professionals…
After a lot of messing in front of the camera we headed to one of the most stylish spots in town, Bocagrande. Here we were treated to never ending canapes and all the gin. We held our Iconic Awards where Iconicers won prizes for some of the little quirks that make our team amazing (if we do say so ourselves).
The crew who travel together, stay together – here’s to next year!
All in all, it was a trip that none of us will ever forget. We all feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an amazing team and part of such an exciting company. A huge thank you to Joe & Althaea from all of the team, and a special shout out to our events wiz Roisin Moloney for organising every detail alongside her wingman Robert Moloney #dreamteam