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Maresme Service Directory

Here we have listed some services available in Maresme. Please let us know if you have recommendations for plumbers, painters, relocation agents or any other gerneral service. We also want to hear about any child-related service in the area.

  • Harmony by Pilates, Alella

    Recommended by Jane Mitchell

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    Anne Marie Roche, a Birtish Pilates teacher is based in  Alella and runs & teaches pilates in her own Pilates Studio.
    Calle Riera Fosca, 32, bajos, Alella
    Tel: 606401413 
    Contact Anne Marie by email for more information anmaroche@gmail.com

    Comments:
    "This pilates studio in the centre of Alella offers private and small group classes (max 6 people). Owner and teacher Anne Marie offers professional but fun classes in English and Spanish. Classes are a mixture of floor work and exercises on machines and the small size of groups allows for plenty of individual attention from Anne Marie. After an hour class I always walk out feeling a couple of inches taller!" (JM, Jan 2013)

  • Carlos Selva Hair, Vilassar de Mar

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Unisex Hairdressers located in the heart of this pretty coastal town in Maresme
    C/ Sant Josep, 1 08340 Vilassar de Mar
    937 502 026

    Comments
    "Carlos does excellent cuts and colours and is good value. The staff are super friendly and will even top off your new look with a coat of lipstick and mascara (for men too if necessary!!)" (CF, May 2011)

  • Easisat, Maresme

    Recommended by Laura Bagshaw

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    Easisat has been going for more than ten years operating in Catalunya.  It is now one of the most successful satellite and audio visual companies and their services stretch to the French border and Andorra. They supply Sky, Freesat, Abudabi sports, Aljazeera, Canal digital, Canal +, TNT sat. 
    el: 0034 938 459 874 (Mon to Fri 9-6) Mob: 0034 649 413832 Email: enquiries@easisat.net
    www.easisat.net

    Comments:
    "I cant recommend Easisat highly enough. Customer service is top notch- Paul is so helpful and friendly and truly understands the importance of ensuring I can watch Coronation Street whilst living in Spain!!!!" (LB, Jan 2011)

  • Car garage, el Masnou

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Automocio Sant Miquel S.l.
    Sant Miquel, 10-12, 08320 Masnou,
    Tlf. 935403436

    Comments:
    "This garage offers a great service - pre-ITV and then they take the car to Mataro to do the ITV. They can also deliver your car back to you (you just have to take them back to the garage. Very friendly service" (CF, June 2011)

  • Fanny Estetica, el Masnou

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Beauty salon in el Masnou offering a range of up-to-date treatments including semi permanent nails by gel-OPI
    C/Sant Miquel 50, 08320 El Masnou
    fanny@fannyestetica.com
    Telf. 935552309
    www.fannyestetica.com

    Comments:
    "I had a facial here and it was absolutely amazing. She spent a long time studying my skin and describing what she was doing. It was like a Masterclass. HIghly recommend the salon, and the staff are super friendly. Look out on Quedat, Maresme for her offers" (CF, Nov 2012)

  • Sunshine Table cooking classes, Maresme

    Recommended by Carlos Morales

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    Learn how to cook with confidence and make simple meals in a snap through one to one coaching. Located in Maresme.
    Founder and chef Djanira Cortesão explains
    "My focus is on helping families, as I believe that sitting around the family table – talking, eating, sharing, laughing and crying – is a key part of family life. I grew up eating almost all my meals around the family table, as we shared our food; we shared each other’s lives and aspirations, and supported each other in our burdens and worries"
    www.SunshineTable.com

    Comments:
    "I consulted Djanira because I had recently become vegetarian, was stuck in a rut eating the same meals almost every day and worried about getting a healthy balanced diet. I very much enjoyed working with her; I now have now plenty of new ideas not only about healthy food, but also about a healthier way of life.
    I appreciated how all the suggestions and recipes were totally related to my needs, eating habits and to the nutrition goals I want to achieve. I also valued the diversity of suggestions and learning about new ingredients, products, food and nutritional value, her advice is obviously well supported on a sound knowledge about food and cooking.
    Working with Djanira is easy…and this is highly appreciated, because nutrition is finally a very personal issue and one needs to be comfortable to talk about personal things. Djanira is a good listener, this creates confidence making the work easy and useful"
    (CM, November 2012)

    "I was stuck in a rut with meal preparation and thanks to Djaniras good advice, helpful tips and tasty recipes I have re-discovered the joys of shopping for and preparing quick, tasty meals" (Isabel Marfany, Nov 2012)

     

  • Joan Poch maintenance services, Badalona

    Recommended by Zaida Rodrigo Perez

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    Joan Poch is a well established company that was founded in 1989 and has a proven track record spanning across the Barcelona region. They have experience in all types of refurbishment projects for the home and business. They pride ourselves in being a reputable business that will deliver a project on time and to budget. They can provide customer references from Spanish, Catalan and English speaking customers.
    Avda, Marti Pujol, 133 2on 1a , 08912 Badalona,
    Tel.: +34 607 242514 (Español)
    Tel: +34 664 122922 (English)
    www.joanpoch.es

    Comments:
    "For anything to do with house maintenance and decoration - through them, I have refurbished the house and I accessed, plumbers, electricians, landscape gardeners, glass makers, carpenters, painters etc...they are very reliable, all fully insured and trustworthy" (ZRP, Nov 2012)

  • Patisseria Comas, Badalona

    Recommended by Zaida Rodrigo Perez

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    Patisseria and catering service.
    Guifre, 174, Badalona
    Tel. 933872499
    www.pastisseriacomas.com

    Comments:
    "They are professional and thorough and can provide English speaking waiters and cooks" (ZR, Nov 2012)

  • Pedimans beauty salon, Badalona

    Recommended by Zaida Rodrigo Perez

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    Carrer de Prim, 107,  08911 Badalona
    Tel 934 644 902

    Comments:
    "For manicures and pedicures I go to pedimans in Badalona. They do great gel and shellac nails" (ZRP, Nov 2012)

  • Estetica Marina, Alella

    Recommended by Anna Claramunt

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    Located on Alella high street. Look out for offers.
    Marina tel. 637569767
    marinamoliner@hotmail.com
    www.esteticamarina.es

  • Nutritional therapist, Maresme

    Recommended by Zaida Rodrigo Perez

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    Carmen Bautista is a nutritional therapist, trained by Montse Bradford. Monste has been the director of Macrobiotic Institute of London for 20 years, and developed the "Alimentación Energética" Energetic food. She is now living in Barcelona. In Macrobiotica they focus on"the right food gives you good health" in "Alimentación Energética they say "the right food and the appropriate way of cooking brings you health but also vitality, or rather the right energy and therefore emotional harmony". Carmen helps people understand what are the best foodstuffs for you and your family, considering complexion, gender, moment in life, way of life, health problems etc. Carmen also offers workshops on ideas about feeding kids etc giving very easy and practical tips and introducing new products.
    For more information get in touch with Carmen on 636 970 793

    Comments:
    "Last summer a few friends and I took "cursos de cocina energética" with Carmen Bautista. Carmen gained her nutrition qualifications with Montse Bradford and she can organise workshops for the general public, mums, focused on kids etc...." (ZRP, Nov 2012)

  • Man with Van, Maresme

    Recommended by Cliodhna Egan

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    Genis is a man with a van and can do any kind of removal or trip including help with taking furniture from Ikea.
    Speaks Spanish and Catalan.
    Mobile is 669.68.78.16
    Email is nisso27@hotmail.com

  • Pregnancy Yoga, el Masnou

    Recommended by Laura Bagshaw

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    Pregnancy yoga classes three times a week Monday at 930am, Wednesday at 7pm and Thursday at 930am.
    LEssencia, C/Italia 37, 08320 El Masnou
    Tel 935404843
    www.facebook.com/lessencia

  • Hairdresser for kids

    Recommended by Cliodhna Egan

    Hairdresser suitable for all the family in the Eroski shopping complex off the NII.

    Comments:

    "I just brought my toddler for her first haircut and was very impressed with the hairdresser. It is in the small shopping centre which houses Eroski in El Masnou (there is only 1 hairdresser there) and she has a highchair, played a film and had sweets if required. She was also very fast. It cost €10.!" (CE, Dec 2009)

  • Bitxos - English/German Speaking Veterinary Clinic

    Recommended by Theresa Mills

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    A fully-equipped veterinary clinic, with dog parlour and spa zone (for relaxation and treatments) with specialisms in exotic animals and oftalmology. Ultrasound & X-Rays avaialble. Open from 9:30 til 8 Monday to Friday, and Saturday from 9:30 til13:00.
    Carretera de Alella 12, 08328 Alella
    Tel: 935406362 / 622330177
    Virtual Tour: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgLUN_y0QKU

    Comments:
    "We had to take Nicholas (our dog) there for an operation and he has never been better. The care was top notch, follow up great, reasonable prices and the clinic is clean and beautiful and, of course, the vets - well, excellent. What says it all is that Nicholas still likes Britta (the vet) even after all that." (TM, March 2010)

  • Lucas Fox, Alella

    Recommended by Jane Mitchell

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    Lucas Fox International Properties offer luxury properties and real estate for sale and rent in some of the best locations in Spain and Portugal. The main office is in Barcelona but their latest Property Lounge has opened in Alella in the Maresme, just outside of Barcelona. They have an impressive portfolio of properties including penthouses, townhouses, villas, mansions, country estates and castles, to suit all tastes. Their international team all speak English.
    www.lucasfox.com

    Comments:
    "We are at the beginning of our search for a house - just seeing what kind of properties are available within our price range. The recent opening of the latest Lucas Fox Property Lounge in Alella is perfect for those wanting a property in the Maresme area. The small but dedicated team there are all friendly, efficient, professional and speak English. I have viewed several properties and have not at any time felt under pressure to buy." (JM, July 2013)  

  • Japanese cooking courses, Maresme

    Recommended by Isabelle van Ingen

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    Yumiko Saito is a Japanese mum of two, and has been living in Maresme since 2005. As well as working as a translator and interpreter with Japanese, Spanish and English and Yumiko also teaches Japanese culture including cooking and Origami. She can organize Japanese cooking demonstrations including Sushi classes in the comfort of your own home or can prepare an evening meal for friends. Contact Yumiko for a quote
    yumikobarcelona@gmail.com
    Tel +34 679 83 50 42

    Comments:
    "I have just attended a great workshop on how to make sushi, organized by Yumiko. I had done similar workshops before, but because of Yumikos Japanese background, she could teach us the real thing, for example how to cook the perfect rice, what vinegar to add ( and why to add vinegar in the first place), but also general Japanese habits. The sushi was of great quality and the workshop very professional yet also relaxed. A perfect balance between learning something new, making the sushi ourselves but also time to enjoy the afternoon with the friends we did the workshop with. I can highly recommend Yumikos workshops (she does other Japanese food as well, very yummy!). It is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with a group of friends and enjoy great food!" (IVI, Nov 2013)

     

  • Personal trainer, yoga instructor & nutritionist

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Anabel Ávila trained as a fitness instructor during her three years in Australia where she also became proficient in English. Based in el Masnou, she can conduct private classes or group courses and can tailor-make sessions to incorporate a mix of fitness, nutrition and relaxation (yoga). 
    Tel 630350701
    www.anabelavila.com

    Comments:
    "Having gone through a fairly stressful time recently a private yoga class was exactly the tonic I needed. Anabel is the embodiment of calm and relaxation, but she works you hard too! So not only are you taking time out for yourself but you also really get to work some of the core muscles us ladies often forget about! " (CF, March 2013)

  • Counselor, Parental Educator & Marte Mao Therapist

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    Anna-Karin Steinholtz is a counselor, parental educator and marte mao therapist. Encouraged by the difficulties she experienced as a parent abroad in a mixed culture family, she created her company De Fuerza Propia (By Own Strength). Certified in the Parental Educational Program “Active Parenting Today™” (Swedish version) she offers parental education that teaches parents and educators how to help children grow from the inside, strengthening and developing self-esteem, self-confidence, courage, responsibility and collaboration capacities. As a Certified Marte Meo Therapist she also offers a interactional psycho pedagogical treatment for parents with children with special needs (ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, social, emotional and/or linguistic difficulties). The treatment is also efficient for adoptive parents in attachment process with the child and for parents experien-cing a specific problem in the relation with their child. De Fuerza Propia represents a well-developed child-perspective and a strong believe in every human beings own capacity and desire to relate, develop and grow. Anna-Karin’s work languages are Swedish, English, Spanish and Catalan and she also offers traditional counseling on individual and family level.
    www.defuerzapropia.com
    678 004 043
    info@defuerzapropia.com

    Comments:
    “Me ha encantado participar al curso piloto y me ha gustado mucho ver como llevaste el curso, Anna. Eres una gran profesional y una gran persona” (padre participante, March 2015)

    “Me gustaría que todo el mundo tuviera la oportunidad de conocer este curso. A través de conocer cosas sobre uno mismo hace que todo se suavice y te sientes más capacitado para afrontar el día al día y poder hacer felices a tus hijos, comprenderlos y que el día de mañana sean unas magníficas personas” (madre participante, March 2015)

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