POSTCARD FROM IBIZA
Interior Designer | Passionate Volunteer for TEV UK
YOUR FAVOURITE DESTINATION?
Ibiza is not only a destination; it is a lifestyle for me. It is so wild and natural; its energy radiates peace and happiness.
TELL US ABOUT THE STAY? WHERE AND HOW WAS IT?
Ibiza was a love at first sight, and it never ceased to amaze me from the very first moment I stepped my foot. Every year I keep on discovering something new on the island. It can be a hidden fisherman’s shack or a picturesque new beach or a tiny bar where locals hang out. I love Ibiza for many different reasons. As a Londoner, it is very easily accessible. In a way, it is like going to Bodrum from Istanbul. But what I like the most is its relaxed and easy-going lifestyle.
Ibiza is also a foodie’s delight with its variety of restaurants and local produce. There are amazing trekking routes to explore. I don’t think I need to mention the clubbing scene which the island is very much known for. However, it is also a family holiday destination with its luxury villa rental opportunities with lot of facilities for kids. The best month to visit Ibiza is either June or September as it gets crazy crowded after mid-July. In August we don’t leave our house, or we tend to stay very local.
ANY GREAT FINDS FROM THAT LAND?
I never leave Ibiza without taking away packs of Iberico ham and its local green olives with anchovies.
Baked strawberries with black pepper corn is also special to Ibiza.
YOUR PLAYLIST OR FAVORITE SONG ON REPEAT?
Took a pill in Ibiza to show Avici I was cool;))
Explore narrow cobbled streets of historic old town, Dalt Vila
Organise a guided Trekking to Atlantis
Sunset drinks in Ashram or at Es raco d’en Xic, Cala Conta
Day trip to sister island Formentera
Visit Las Dalias hippie market preferably late afternoons
Stroll around Santa Gertrudis for shopping
I can go on forever with my recommendations but if you fall in love like me, you will keep on coming and exploring yourself!
GREAT FOOD? WHERE?
My favourites, for best fish and paella: Es Torrent and Es Xarcu.
Simple local tapas: EL Zaguan- very basic!
Coolest spot to be: Jondal
Pizza - Macao
Local Authentic food- La Paloma
WHAT DID YOU PACK?
Anything boho chic. If you want to make an impression, you can only do it with your style not with your luxury branded wardrobe! Less is more…
WOULD YOU GO BACK? WHY?
When my kids are all off to college, I am planning to be based in Ibiza. Can’t wait!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEXT DESTINATION AND DREAM DESTINATION OR JUST DREAMS:)
Mexico City and Careyes is our winter holiday destination. I set my eyes on Careyes 15 years ago and it seems my dreams will finally come true!