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4. Los Enamorados

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14. Urban in Ibiza

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Domus Nova is an international property agency, with offices in London and Ibiza. 22. William Mackinnon

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We hope you enjoy our Ibiza 2018 mix of inspiration, characters and loves. From local favourites and island legends to creative masters drawn to the White Isle

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each year. Plus a selection from our portfolio of epic homes and stunning rental properties.

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78. Magic Ibiza

40. Cut Throat & GVO

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LOVE SHACK LO S E N A M O R A D O S In the picturesque bay of Portinatx, the romantic nine-bedroom boutique hotel, Los Enamorados, sits nestled by the waterside. This beautiful creation of charismatic couple Pierre Traversier and Roze de Witte is a not-so-secret bohemian escape in the north of Ibiza. Their labour of love is a world-class hotel, beach bar, bazaar and eatery that showcases a passion for style and food alike. Pierre is the sort of guy you could develop a man crush on. Effortlessly cool, this laid-back entrepreneur is a former basketball player, looks like a cross between Idris Elba and Danny Glover, with a wicked sense of humour and a giant heart to boot. His enthusiasm for travel is wonderfully apparent in the unique look, feel and culture he and Roze have curated around Los Enamorados. The hotel’s global and local influences are tangible – Italian sheets, Swedish massages, Danish furniture, Ibicencan produce… The list goes on. Pierre and Roze are collectors of the eclectic, of ideas and intriguing design – all of which has translated charmingly into their haven by the sea (and a little bit into Pierre’s 500-pair strong sneaker collection). Like everything on offer at Los Enamorados, the food is exquisite and Pierre is always eager to engage guests in exuberant discussions about the menu, full of insight and shrewd recommendations (try the tuna tacos and miso aubergine – you won’t regret it!). 5

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We caught up with Pierre whilst he and Roze were travelling in Japan to get his thoughts on life and the island.

found over the years. We wanted our guests to feel like they are at home when they come to stay – every room is totally different and has its own personality.

What is your hotel background? Neither of us actually has an official hotel background… We stumbled across this abandoned old hostel, right on the water one day when we were exploring Portinatx, and were immediately drawn to it. It was pretty worn-out, but we couldn’t allow such a lovely building go to ruin. We took it over with the intention of creating a sort of ‘big house’ and this is what it’s evolved into. Over the past 12 years, we’ve travelled extensively and always stay in one country for a month, making sure to visit a minimum of three hotels in that time – from bed and breakfasts to five star hotels. This has given us an extensive range of experiences to draw from, and helps influence how we’ve approached Los Enamorados.

Aside from your lovely space, what is your favourite hotel? There’s an island in Japan called Naoshima which is almost entirely dedicated to modern art museums, sculpture and architecture. It’s an amazing concept! You can stay at Benesse House which is like a combination of an art museum and a hotel and was designed by Tadao Ando.

The interiors are truly unique! Where do your influences come from? We are serious travelers, so the interiors are inspired by many different bits and pieces and looks from all over the world, as well as our crazy brains! Roze has an amazing talent for creating an individual style out of all the experiences we’ve had, and has also built up a fantastic collection of items that she’s

Do you have a favourite item of furniture at Los Enamorados? There’s this one chair that looks like the tail fin of a whale or dolphin. I love that piece because it reminds me of an injured dolphin who once swam into the bay of Portinaxt. We spent two hours trying to save him, but sadly he passed away. I also like the Harp Chair by Danish designer Jørgen Høvelskov. They look a bit like sailboats and work really well in a seaside setting. The only problem is that they’re pretty expensive! What’s your favourite dish from Los Enamorados chef, Alberto Pacheco? Alberto is a seriously creative chef who spent some time travelling the world with me and Roze, so his palette is extremely diverse and quite representative of the interiors.

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If I had to pick a dish, it would either be the Tuna Tacos or the Gambas Tacos.

Photography - Liselore Chevalier, styling - Valerie van der Werff

If you could change one thing about your hotel what would it be? I would love to be able to play live music sometimes. The law in Ibiza can be a bit tricky about things like that. With live entertainment, it’s really about finding the right balance and making sure you are always respectful of your neighbours. If you could change one thing about the island what would it be? Ibiza is known for its music, but I would like to see a little more variety, change the big players out sometimes with some new DJs and artists. Give people a chance to experience alternative genres like reggae or hip-hop. Oh and I’d like to outlaw those huge advertising banners and put up palm trees instead! Thank god there are none of those up in the north of the island. We understand you played basketball – tell us about that… Yes, I played professionally for 27 years. I loved being part of a team; it taught me amazing things about working strongly together with others, which I apply to my family life. Chicago Bulls used to be my favorite team but now I’m a big Golden State Warriors fan. Stephen Curry is the man!

What time do you get up in the morning? What’s a normal day like for you? Between 7.00 am and 7.30 am – the sun is my wakeup-call! Once I’m up, I exercise and stretch for 30 to 40 minutes, then shower, have a breakfast of orange juice and mango, then head to the hotel for the rest of the day. Sometimes I take a boat out to sea from the hotel to watch the sunset and then I go home for dinner. What do you love most about Ibiza? What do you dislike? I love the green and the blue of Ibiza. I don’t really like the overly commercial side of Ibiza – which keeps growing every year. In high season, almost 300 commercial flights land per day. I do understand that people need to make money, but we have to have secret beaches for a reason – which should be for people to investigate for themselves, not listed out in a travel book. Clubs or beach, or both? I’m not really much of a club goer – I’d definitely prefer to go to Las Dalias market. losenamoradosibiza.com

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Villa Moon

VILLA MOON Es Cubells Situated on the south coast of the island in one of the most sought after areas, this breathtaking designer villa is a highly modern reinterpretation of traditional Ibicencan architecture. The fresh minimalist structure showcases massive planes of glass, purist materials and clean edges that harmonise effortlessly with the natural light, surrounding landscape and panoramic views of the Mediterranean. With four bedroom suites, the villa has an open-plan living / dining area which can be entirely opened up to the sheltered outdoor terrace and on to the manicured lawn and pool area. Wonderfully secluded, Es Cubells is a 15-minute drive away from the charming town of San JosĂŠ.

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Minanga

MINANGA San José

This sensational finca comprises a main house with six bedrooms and a separate casita consisting of three double bedrooms; the perfect property for having guests to stay. A large newly built terrace spans the entire length of the house, making the most of the breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding mountains. Situated high in the hills overlooking the sea towards Cala Tarida, it’s easy to explore the stunning walks to the famous view point found on Sa Talia.

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Art

Urban in Ibiza


STREET WISE URBAN IN IBIZA Urban culture is a growing phenomenon. It has become one of the biggest creative movements this century, influencing mainstream music, art and fashion, and creating a platform for those whose work is often as confronting as it is groundbreaking. Even if you think you’ve never paid urban culture much attention you will surely know the name Banksy!

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London may be the undisputed champion of urban culture, but once a year, bang in the middle of the summer season, Ibiza serves up its own slice in the shape of the amazing popup festival Urban in Ibiza (UII). The festival showcases some of the world’s most talented urban artists, musicians and designers. In fact, 2018 is the 10-year anniversary of UII and word on the street is it’s going to be a biggie. Paul ‘Dizzi’ Saunders is the mastermind and curator behind UII, as well as the award-winning London Westbank Gallery. We asked the man in the know to tell us about his journey so far – from London’s underground art scene to hitting a decade of UII and a little sneak peak of what we can expect at this year’s event.

“Urban was one of those things that kind of happened by chance. I’d been living on Ibiza for a few years but immersing myself in the urban art world back in London, going back and forth to shows. I’d started to buy quite a lot of art and selling some of it, buying for people, occasionally curating, trying to get first editions, that kind of thing. This is before Banksy. It wasn’t really a big thing then, it was a small group of people. To an extent you’d see the same people over and over again.

Over the next couple of years the event became bigger than the website. UII is a large-scale exhibition of artworks from prominent street artists, combined with live painting, interactive art installations and workshops from leading contemporary spray can artists. Add in amazing live musicians and DJs, plus urban designer catwalk shows and I guess we just found a formula that really worked. It became a date in everyone’s diaries and the rest is history.

Then I started to see a bit of an angle (that’s me all over) and started to get people to queue at shows for me. The extra hype meant that I could start creating a bit of a stockpile and add to my collection of first editions. At the same time, I started to notice that Ibiza really offered nothing in terms of urban art. Although the island is so creative and vibrant I felt the art hadn’t really evolved in that way. I couldn’t really get my head around it.

We never really did set up the website as I’d like but since then I’ve moved on to owning the Westbank, and it’s all relevant and connected anyway. In fact, this year we held the first Urban in London event at Westbank, which was a retrospective showcase of all the amazing past shows in Ibiza.

My initial thought was to open a gallery in Ibiza, where I could sell cutting edge, contemporary art – street art of the time, what I was selling well in London and really interested in. Then the financial crash happened, after which it was probably the worst time to think of opening a gallery, so I started to look at selling the art online. The idea was to do a big event to promote the website, invite some cool people and use it as a springboard to launch the online gallery. I’d started to look for a decent venue and bumped into a friend of mine on the plane who was looking at using the hotel Agroturismo Atzaro for another fashion event with Michiko Koshino. I went to visit the space, and we decided all to join forces and merge events. My whole concept was art, fashion and music anyway so it fitted perfectly. A few months in, Michiko backed out for personal reasons but by then the concept was up and running so I decided to take it on myself. I pulled in an up-and-coming fashion designer I’d heard of, and Dan MacMillan, who I knew and was already big in the art and fashion world. So we put the show together around that.

This year it’s the 10-year anniversary of UII, which is amazing because getting to a tenth event was more of a wish, than it seemed a reality, when this all started. Doing ten years of anything, I think, on Ibiza is a feat of its own. So, we’re aiming to do something a little bit special this year. We’ll be bringing all the artwork and fashion out early on in the season and holding a series of pop-up events around the island at the newest and most cutting-edge venues that suit the vibe and ethos of UII. That will run from late May to September. I guess it’s a bit of ‘out with the old and in with the new’. We’re in talks with some of the biggest names on the island, as well as someone really exciting in the UK to hold a major event in London linked with UII, which will be a first of its kind. As always, we’re aiming to lead the way with new concepts for our take on urban culture. As one door closes we’ll be kicking in another in our own inimitable style. Watch this space…” urbaninibiza.com londonwestbank.com


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Casa La Vista

CASA LA VISTA Portinatx

Set within 30 acres of a privately owned fragrant pine forest in the north of the island, and with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and direct access to the beach, Casa la Vista is the ultimate hideaway for those looking for uninterrupted peace. Designed by Blakstad, this six-bedroom home consists of two Ibiza-style houses, the smaller of which is around 800 years old. The interiors channel effortless bohemian style with polished concrete floors, Sabina beams and traditional Ibicencan white-washed walls. As well as a gorgeous Moorish-style courtyard garden, the vast amounts of outside space include a swimming pool, chill-out loungers and a secluded terrace.

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William Mackinnon

HOME A N D AWAY William Mackinnon is an Australian visual artist who has been creating paintings for the last 20 years and has received a number of worldwide accolades for his work. With a career still primarily based on the other side of the world and a fiancĂŠe with an equally demanding travel schedule, Ibiza seems an unlikely place for the artist to pick as a second home.

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Work isn’t Ibiza-based for either of you, so what brings two Australians with hectic travel schedules to the White Isle? I guess it seems a bit crazy. It’s quite a commute from Australia! Actually, a lot of my fiancée’s work is in Europe and she has been coming to the island for years. She is a designer working for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands; it’s a really full-on career and Ibiza is her place to retreat. So, I really came here for love at the beginning. Then I fell in love with the island too. So much so you’ve taken on a little holiday home here… Yes. There’s something very special about being here. It’s where we come back to land, be together and recharge our batteries. A walk and a swim wash away a really busy week or long travels and you can unwind really quickly. It’s the perfect counterbalance to what we do and really important for both of us. Tell us how you met and became a couple? Well that’s a pretty good story. I went to primary school with her and I actually took her out on a pizza date when I was 10. We re-met a couple of years ago; I’m 40 now so there was a pretty long gap in between. I got in touch as I had a residency in Los Angeles and I heard she was there. She wasn’t but it meant we were back in touch. Then she messaged me to check I wasn’t hurt in a bushfire where we used to have a beach house as kids. It all kind of started from there… And now we’re engaged! Does being on the island help with your work as well? It’s a wonderful place to be creative with clear head space and time spent in nature or by the sea. Also, I’m quite an introverted person so exhibitions and openings really take it out of me. Here you can be anonymous if you want and nobody cares about what you do; they just want to know who you are. It’s a bit disarming at first but it’s a really refreshing and open way to get to know people.

Title: The Break Photography: Muchigraphy

What tips would you give to others looking to create a base here and maintain a successful career? Be brave and do it, you won’t regret it. I can’t speak for making money on the island but for us it’s worked really well having our careers away from the island. I guess either way it takes time to find the right balance and it can be confronting and frustrating at times. In the end you’ll have to chill out or leave. So my other advice is stick with it and be prepared for some curve balls. It’s worth it. What else is on for the year? I currently have some of my work in the Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria, and a solo show on at the moment at Jan Murphy Gallery in Queensland, both in Australia. I just got back from the opening. Friends in Australia think I am coming back to a party island, but really it’s all almond blossoms, cosy nights in by the fire and restorative yoga! I turned 40 this year so I’m treating myself to a surf trip in the Maldives and have a solo show in October with the Hugo Michell Gallery in Adelaide, Australia. williammackinnon.com Insta @william_mackinnon 25

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Himmel Mansion


HIMMEL MANSION JesĂşs Sitting atop a peaceful hill, this amazing property has extraordinary views of Ibiza Town, Formentera and the Mediterranean Sea. Though incredibly secluded, it is only a five-minute drive from Ibiza Town and Talamanca Beach. The seven-bedroom villa is set within a haven of mature gardens, exuding colourful North African charm outside and in, with beautiful Moorish-style inlays, tiling and woodwork throughout its many luxurious living spaces. Several private terraces and chill-out areas like the yoga deck, main pool terrace (with a new outdoor sound system) and the lap pool are linked by winding pathways and external staircases. Inside, the main living space offers a wonderful choice of cosy siting areas set around huge traditional fireplaces.

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Ibiza Food Studio


COME DINE WITH ME I B I Z A FO O D S T U D I O

Michelin-starred Boris Buono is the creative genius behind two of Ibiza’s most unique dining experiences, Ibiza Food Studio and La Finca Food Studio. After becoming disillusioned with the controlled structure of the restaurant industry, Boris’s instinct told Photography - David Holderbach

him to to take hospitality closer to the hearts of his clients with a heavier focus on a more intimate, informal and oneon-one dining experience.

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Beginning with dinner for close friends and small gatherings, the seeds of the first Food Studio were sown in his very own apartment in Copenhagen, where friends and strangers alike could connect with each other through the art of dining. Wordof-mouth began to spread and the Food Studio rapidly became popular, developing from a creative vision into a flourishing success and profitable business. When the Food Studio Copenhagen outgrew its location, Boris surrendered; he was already concentrating on a new iteration – Ibiza Food Studio, which launched on the island in 2015. Fast-forward to 2018 and his concept has well and truly landed on the White Isle. We caught up with Boris to find out more…

What’s the best thing about your job? I love cooking. To be able to make a career from my hobby and passion is a true privilege. My other passion is nature. Being able to interpret nature in a language people understand using food is my ultimate passion. I treat hospitality as an art form and the opportunity to give people an experience that activates all the senses is my goal. Smells, tastes, visuals and even the sound as you bite into my food is all part of the experience. But what is all this worth if you don’t share it with somebody? That’s why I left the restaurant business and started inviting guests into my homes. I believe in social dining. The food is only as good as the people you share it with.

Tell us what brought you to Ibiza? The people and the nature. The nature is just mindblowing and the air is clean with no big polluting industries. I found the best audience I could ever imagine here. People from all over the world. From the hippie to the hipster to the billionaire. What’s the one ingredient you can’t live without? That’s difficult. I’ll have to say salt. I can’t live without taste. But aside from that, lemon and olive oil are two essentials in my kitchen. Ibiza is the perfect place to find all these ingredients. What’s the secret to cooking a perfect steak? An open fire. That just gives the best taste. For the home cook, I would say use a thermometer. Then you’ll always be able to hit the right temperature. I always cook my steak medium rare… Around 50 degrees is ideal. What do you always avoid ordering on a menu? I eat everything. So, if I see something I don’t like, I probably don’t even enter the restaurant. What tricks do you use for perfect scrambled eggs? Ah, scrambled eggs come in so many versions for so many different uses. In the morning I love the eggs lightly beaten and then fried on a hot pan. But I also love doing them in a bain-marie so you get that extremely fluffy consistency.

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What is your go-to meal when you’re low on time? Pasta. Done any way but with that as the base ingredient. What would your last meal be? Oysters and caviar. I want to leave with fireworks! What is the best recent food trend? Food has become something that’s started following trends like the fashion industry. I don’t like that because you lose what it is that’s really important. I applaud everyone who cooks with their own unique style – good or bad. I really support people getting lots more interested in what they eat. What dish gets the most likes on your Instagram / other social media accounts? I once posted a picture of a newly slaughtered goat. That got 250 comments and reached 36,000 people. It’s the reality of what happens in most cooking environments, but people didn’t like it and it affected my business quite a lot in a negative way. I do like the premise of social media but I don’t like the fact that it doesn’t really depict reality for most people. There’s a lot of “Look how great I’m doing,” or “See what wonderful food I can make.” Often what you see is a just a finished product. My work and my world are not like that and I do feel we need to start showing the difficult things as well, if they represent the truth.

What is a good, simple piece of advice for pairing wine and food? There are two ways of pairing food and wine. Complementary and congruent. A complementary pairing creates balance by contrasting tastes and flavours. A congruent pairing creates balance by amplifying shared flavour compounds. What is your secret Ibiza restaurant recommendation? Es Ventall in San Antonio. The chef there, José Miguel, has a great take on the classic dish, Cocina Ibicenca. Reart in Ibiza Town is also fantastic. The owner, David, is a good friend and a true master. Easiest meal to impress someone? Open some oysters and a tin of caviar. So you can impress me if you’re ever serving my last meal! Night club or long lunch? Both... a very long lunch ending in a club. What are you listening to at the moment? I listen to a lot of Be Svendsen. Also my good friends are in a music duo called Lulu Rouge – I always have their songs playing in the kitchen. ibzfoodstudio.com

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Villa Amatista

VILLA AMATISTA San José Set in private gardens and with views to the countryside, this recently refurbished, lateral five-bedroom villa with a guest house is a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life. Arranged around a terrace, infinity pool and lawn, the transition between the villa’s internal and external living spaces is effortless. The interiors interplay exposed stone walls, natural wooden finishes and contemporary finishes. Villa Amatista is located in a sought after area of San José and is only available for longer-term stays (minimum of 30 days).

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Margherita Chiarva


T H E A LC H E M I S T MARGHERITA CHIARVA

With leaps and bounds in digital photography, there is something comfortably refreshing about the dream-like quality of Margherita Chiarva’s photography-based art. Growing up between Milan and Ibiza, the Italian photographer developed her unique style by accident at a very young age. The more we see of Margherita’s work, the more we are drawn into the individual pieces and the souls of the subjects she almost reveals.

We know you have a close connection with Ibiza. Do you still have a home or a creative studio on the island? I do. Ibiza is my second home, a beautiful shelter from the world and a very special place to me. What are the things about Ibiza that most inspire you and your work? The energy, the sea, the freedom.  Your work blurs the lines between photography and art. How did you develop your signature style? I started taking photos when I was very young and didn’t know I had a mild myopia, so all my photos were out of focus. In the following years, I subconsciously kept that style and it became my signature. Through my photography I investigate feelings and memories, without the sharp lines of digital photography. They are blurred, ephemeral and with mild colors.   What is your creative process and do you ever stop discovering new techniques? I see my photography as craftsmanship. I only shoot analogue and develop and manipulate my films with chemicals. I play with light and alchemy. We understand you sometimes work creatively with artist Grillo Demo. Tell us more about your collaboration. Grillo and I met many years ago through a common friend and we became good friends. I strongly admire his work and passion for his art. One day we collaborated for a magazine editorial and it came out so beautifully we decided to keep on working together. I would go to his home studio in Ibiza once or twice a week and we would paint and take photos and listen to Cuban music for days and nights. As a result, we have a beautiful project we’ll reveal one day, when it is the right moment. 

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Where can we go to see and buy your work on Ibiza? In Ibiza, I don’t have a gallery at the moment but you can see my works on my website. What are your plans for 2018, on Ibiza and beyond? I’ve already completed a new project in Milan and went to Argentina in March for an art residency. I have an exhibition in Palermo in June during Manifesta, the roving European Biennial of Contemporary Art. margheritachiarva.com 35

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Casa Kaya


CASA KAYA Cala Moli

Perched high above the Mediterranean, this five-bedroom villa is the ultimate hilltop escape with stunning panoramic views. Nestled inconspicuously amongst a blanket of pines and dramatic rock formations, the architecture encourages a relaxed, open-plan approach to space – blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living beautifully. Designed with the idea to bring as much of the environment and nature indoors, the warm, organic interiors echo the natural materials of their locale, whilst an expanse of swimming pool and decking area constantly beckons towards the horizon.

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Lifestyle

Cut Throat & Good Vibes Only

RAZOR SHARP CUT THROAT & GOOD VIBES ONLY

Hang out with the boys, fix up, look sharp. That’s the mantra of the ultra-cool barbershops Cut Throat in Amsterdam and Good Vibes Only in Ibiza, and they definitely deliver on all counts. How did a couple of likely lads like James ‘Jimmy’ Reichwein and Russell ‘Rusty’ Hearsey, who come from opposite sides of the world, manage and atmosphere, while delivering the essential service for a modern, metro man?

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Cut Throat & Good Vibes Only


What do you remember about going to the barber as a kid? Jimmy: I remember going to the barber for the first time at about the age of seven. My mum would take me because my dad was bald, and I can remember always saying what I wanted but always getting the same haircut as my brother’s. Rusty: I was never lucky enough to go to the barbershop as a kid – my dad cut my hair! As a father of five, he was probably too tight to pay for it… Or just wanted to ruin my early street cred. Ha-ha! When did you first start cutting hair? Jimmy: The first haircut I did was actually on my dad. He was bald on the top parts of his head and would try clipper it himself. I remember sitting in the back seat of the car one day and seeing all the bits he missed so I offered to fix it. Rusty: I first started cutting hair at 16-years-old, fresh off the press from school. What are the trends you’re noticing for men’s grooming these days? Rusty: The biggest change, and in my opinion the best, is the fact that men are taking pride in how they look and enjoying that time for themselves. It’s a pamper session and can mean having a good old chinwag with the lads in the barbershop or just taking one hour to relax and reflect on life (a rare commodity these days). If we can provide this experience for even one fella, job done!

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Tell us about Cut Throat and Good Vibes Only… Jimmy: Cut Throat started in 2013. We didn’t just want a barbershop; we wanted to create a hub for guys to hang out in. We started out as a barber and coffee shop, but for the last two years, at our new premises, have operated with a full cocktail bar and restaurant. Rusty: Jimmy and I have been talking about doing something together for years, so I guess it was a natural progression for us. The idea for Good Vibes Only was actually born in Amsterdam at Cut Throat. It was Amsterdam Dance Event 2016 and I ended up cutting Ushuaïa owner Yann Pissenem’s hair. He loved the experience and we hit it off. Before I knew it, we were talking about doing something together in Ibiza. (That’s the very short story!) How big are your teams? Jimmy: At Cut Throat we’ve got 10 barbers and 10 kitchen / bar staff. Rusty: At Good Vibes Only we’ve got three barbers for now but we have bigger plans in place for this season… What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen in your years in barbershops? Jimmy: In Amsterdam we’ve had a couple of tourists pull a whitey on us and ask us to call an ambulance. They thought they were dying, but they’d just been a little overzealous with the Amsterdam weed!

Rusty: Jeez, big question! There is always something that is happening in our barbershops, always a great story to be told. From our customers to our staff, every day is brilliant. You create your own vibe and like attracts like. I can honestly say that it feels like I have never done a day’s work in 24 years of this job. It’s like being at the pub just without the beer. Oh hang on, we have a bar… Do you feel like you’re sometimes a shrink? Or do clients come in and fall asleep? Rusty: Some guys zone out and chill, but I would say 90% definitely want to let rip and have a good yarn. The barbershop is a bit like a speakeasy; whatever gets said in here never leaves these four walls (if only the walls could talk!) How about the actual shaves and trims at your shop? Rusty: Hands down we are the best in Europe, if not the world, at shaving and beard trims. Our system is second to none and is by far the most relaxing experience you will have in a barber chair. We use traditional Italian products and a beautiful selection of tonics and aftershaves to bring you round after we have used the best blades on the market to clean your face. You’ve got to be handy with your steel! What’s your favourite part of the job? Rusty: By far the best part of the job is making people feel good in their appearance and seeing the transformation, but alongside this come friendships and business opportunities. Every day brings something new. Can you give us a good secret location for a date in Amsterdam and Ibiza?  Jimmy: Well to be honest, Cut Throat can be a bit of a Tinder hub sometimes (ha-ha). Seriously though, Mad Fox is a cool new club in Amsterdam and Izakaya is an awesome restaurant in both Amsterdam and Ibiza. Rusty: In Amsterdam, there’s a great cocktail bar called Hiding in Plain Sight. In Ibiza… I couldn’t say – it’s a secret place! But I do love Es Vedrà in the winter. Club or long lunch? Jimmy: I’m getting older and I love going for a long lunch these days. But a day session with the boys once in a while is always awesome. Rusty: Long lunch for myself. I would say a nice beach somewhere, possibly my own picnic and a bottle of wine and some nice female company. Easily pleased, me. goodvibesonly.es Insta @good_vibes_only_ibiza Insta @rusty_boy_gvo cutthroatbarber.nl Insta @cutthroatamsterdam Insta @jimythetulip 43

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Palacio Salomon

PALACIO SALOMON Cala D’hort Offering eight double bedrooms and endless space for entertaining, Palacio Salomon is an exquisite example of a classic open-plan structure that has been elevated by a modern architectural approach and contemporary finishes. Alluding wonderfully to the organic nature of a rustic finca, the Moorish courtyard at the front of the house draws everything towards the centre of the house, where beautiful arches look onto a large swimming pool and out onto breathtaking views of Es Vedrà and the Mediterranean Sea.

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# D O M U S LOV E S M U S I C

Richy Ahmed Hailing from South Shields in the north of England, Richy Ahmed is a DJ and producer whose Ibiza presence is undeniable. Last season he held down his well-known residency at DC10’s Paradise whilst also becoming one of the seven all-night guests to take over the Space Terrace for elrow. Now having launched his own record label, Four Thirty Two, he continues to reinvent and roll with the times in this fastpaced industry. What’s your favourite part of coming back to Ibiza? I much prefer the start of the summer if I’m honest. I look forward to seeing old friends; people are fresh and happy… They ain’t tainted like they are in September! I spend so much time there, I really just love being back in my home away from home. Tell us about your favourite after-party. The after-parties I’ll never forget are back from when I was young and didn’t DJ, I was just there for the music – on holiday and that. If I had to choose one I would have to pick the Cocoon afters back in the days when it would kick right off with Ricardo Villalobos and Mathew Jonson. That was my favourite time for music in Ibiza. We would go to these parties hoping someone in our group knew Sven Vath and would wait outside for like two to three hours, and when you got in, it was like having a golden ticket. It was something else, honest! What can we look forward to this summer? Is there any new talent we should be following? Well firstly, I would like to shout out to brilliant new talents Senzala and Jansons – two hot people on my label, Four Thirty Two. As for me, I’ve planned my Ibiza summer already. Playing a lot of really good parties again this year – Paradise, elrow and Circoloco, and you’ll be hearing about some upcoming Four Thirty Two parties as well…


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Patrice Bäumel

Blond:ish is the Canadian-born DJ / producer duo of Anstascia D’Elene Corniere and Vivie-ann Bakos, whose smooth, sunny tech-house tracks can be introspective, sentimental and slightly trippy. They now have a residency at WooMooN, the Ibiza-born concept party that combines day and night with music and art nestled in the mountains of San José.

Internationally renowned DJ and producer, Patrice Bäumel currently lives in Amsterdam, and is fast becoming one the hottest faces on the Ibiza DJ circuit. His Afterlife-released single, Glutes, was voted one of the biggest tracks of 2017 – a year to remember and a sign of things to come…

From left to right: Photography - Jamie Burke, Phantomography, Ramona Deckers

What’s your guilty pleasure when on the island ? Most classic Spanish restaurants on the island serve patatas bravas with aioli – it’s so good! We definitely can’t eat that before a night out though or we’d scare off the vampires with our garlic breath. What are your favourite parties to play? WooMooN and Circoloco are the two standout parties we love to play in Ibiza. They both have such different vibes but we relate to both of them musically. It’s nice to explore different sides of our musical performances and personalities. And of course we like a good villa party on the island. One without rules and limits where we can be free to express ourselves. We understand that you are very interested in holistic therapy, meditation and wellbeing. Do you come back for this out of season, and is there anything you particularly enjoy? Yes, by far the Ibiza Tantra Festival in October. We both had very different experiences there, covering many workshops in tantric breathing and massage, intimacy, and healing through sexuality. After four days of that, we went to BEACHOUSE to see Guy Gerber. Everyone around us could see and feel this halo around us. We were just buzzing, full of energy and qi. If you were mayor for the day what would change about Ibiza?   No more plastic! If all of the clubs, stores and restaurants on the island joined forces to completely eliminate plastic it could spread far and wide as Ibiza has such a strong global influence. We believe that positive intentions through music will be a catalyst for the tipping point. Luckily, Oceanic Global have come up with a system that we are working with to implement in our communities and the parties we play at.

What do you enjoy most about coming back to Ibiza? Playing to happy people who are in the mood for a holiday and all kinds of shenanigans. What are your guilty pleasures when you’re on the island? A plate of fresh seafood and grilled vegetables – they always taste so much better in Ibiza than back home. Any standout performances or places you love to play? Afterlife and Solomun +1 have been my favourite shows to play so far, but Ibiza rarely disappoints. We understand that you are very interested in Cryptocurrency. Any particular version and why? I am interested in the potential it has to completely retire our current banking system. Bitcoin is the one player we should all rally behind. Blockchain technology as a whole has widespread disruption potential to make this world a place that is a little bit fairer to everyone, from royalty payments for artists to prevention of corruption, counterfeiting or election fraud. It’s going to change the world. What are your plans for the summer? I will be on the island more than ever, playing at some of the most cherished venues like DC10, Ushuaïa and WooMooN, as well as returning to Afterlife.

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Cana Bella


CANA BELLA Es Cubells From the sun-drenched terrace and outdoor spaces to the stunning infinity pool with uninterrupted views over the countryside to the sea, you won’t need to leave this stylish five-bedroom villa for a dose of summer. The interiors at Cana Bella pair white walls and floors with neutral tones and a measured collection of photography which create relaxing spaces to retreat to. Renowned for its exclusivity, Cana Bella is situated between Cala Jondal and Es Torrent. Cala Jondal is one of the more up-market beaches on the island which offers a fabulous selection of beach restaurants as well as smaller chiringuitos which are favoured by the locals.

Photography - Alistair Edwards

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Seth Troxler

M E LO D I E S & MEMORIES SETH TROXLER


For most, Ibiza remains the epicenter of global dance music – the jewel in the crown for the superstar DJs who serve up epic nights across the island every summer. We’re spoilt for choice, but no matter who is on or off the scene, we always have time for Seth Troxler. We love the guy! It’s hard to imagine DC10 without him, where for the last eight years he has delivered his own unique style and deep understanding of the history of electronic music at, what is for many of us, a mecca on the island.

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Clearly, Seth is a master of his craft but it’s his general vibe that takes our passion for him to new heights. Take a look at anything he does and Seth never comes across as too serious and is always up for a laugh. Seemingly unaffected by the circus of fame, he keeps that unguarded, down-to-earth connection with his crowd as he blows the roof off time and time again. He plays what he loves and we in turn love whatever he plays.

Is it right that 2018 marks the eighth anniversary of your arrival in Ibiza? Yeah, it’s been eight years. I first started coming to Ibiza regularly when DC10 re-opened. I had met Antonio and Andrea (DC10’s owners) in Rome while the club was closed and they told me about it and asked if I wanted to be a resident there. I didn’t have any idea what the club stood for, or even really that much about Ibiza, as it’s not as much of a holiday destination for Americans as it is for Europeans. Even so, I said, “why not?!” Eight years later, here we are. ​​​​​​​​

Photography - Marilyn Clark

Was a life in Ibiza ever on your agenda when you were younger? I think my mom told me when I first started coming to Ibiza that she had read about it in Vogue in the 80s and always thought it was a cool place to go. She said she thought about it when I was first born, so maybe I was always destined to come here! We weren’t the richest of people growing up, so coming to Ibiza for a holiday from Detroit wasn’t really on the cards. It actually wasn’t until the reopening of DC10 that I even was able to experience what the island was all about. Outside of that, my only knowledge was from magazines and stories from friends. DJs don’t just play the European summer. You seem to always be on the move catching summer seasons globally. Do you ever get time out?  Time off is a funny thing… Is it work if you’re doing what you love? Maybe there is no time off when following your passions in life. At some points I do have proper days off – sometimes I take them, sometimes I don’t. It really depends on how you describe the idea of ‘off’ though. I personally don’t like to be ‘off’, as I love what I do so much. Where do you like to go out when you’re not DJ-ing on the island? My favourite place to go out is ‘Club Troxler’. The headline DJ is my couch and the resident DJ is my girlfriend, Luiza, playing

music. I guess I don’t really go out so much. Ibiza for me is seeing friends and enjoying food. I spend most of my life in clubs, so when I’m home I like to really chill and be a local Ibiza resident. Do you have a favourite beach? Well I don’t like the sand so beaches are kind of out for me, but I do like looking at the water so I would say Sa Caleta is my favourite as you can look at the water from the restaurant while eating amazing food! You travel extensively. Where is home for you? Through all my travels, home is Ibiza. This one is for my home crew! Tell us about Melodies & Memories. Do you still go record shopping and if so, where do you go? I love record shopping; record culture is such a big part of my life. Melodies & Memories is a record store I worked in for years back in Michigan so being in a record store is like being in a second home. Whenever I’m in Amsterdam, I go to Rush Hour. In Ibiza there are a few small local shops that are pretty cool. I’m trying to explore them a little bit more. There’s also Phonica Records in London, and Gramaphone Records in Chicago... I try and hit all the greatest record stores around the world whenever I have the chance. What does 2018 hold for Seth Troxler? 2018 is the year of new beginnings for me, where I really start to explore some new frontiers across everything that I do. I’ve got several new projects dropping this year which I’ve been working on for a long time, so we’ll have to wait and see what those surprises bring.  If you can change one thing about Ibiza what would it be? And what would you preserve on the island forever? If I could change one thing about Ibiza it would be to make it cheaper so that everyone could enjoy it. I think it’s changing quite a lot into a class society and system and that’s not the real spirit of Ibiza. And that’s also the thing I never want to change – the spirit of the people who come here and the idea of the island. In Ibiza, there’s a special love and celebration of life that I think is very significant and unique. Outside of electronic music, what are you listening to now? I listen to my girlfriend DJ (without turntables and a mixer). She plays a lot of Brazilian music in our home.  53

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Apartment Romana

APARTMENT ROMANA Ibiza Town Comprising three large bedrooms and a large roof terrace, this contemporary penthouse duplex has been designed with a raw, minimalist approach to material and space. Throughout the home, polished concrete floors teamed with builtin planters channel a zen atmosphere, and an organic look and feel. With views overlooking Dalt Vila, the modern flagstone terrace includes a shaded dining area as well as a sun deck with a plunge pool and outdoor shower. Located in the heart of Ibiza Town, Apartment Romana is conveniently situated close to the vibrant atmosphere of the city centre.

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Jon Sa Trinxa


BALEARIC BOSS JON SA TRINXA

At school, Jon Sa Trinxa was told his obsession with music would have a detrimental effect on his future. Well what did they know?! We sat down for a chat with the man – the legend – whose spiritual home on the island has set the scene for some of the best parties on Ibiza over the years.

What are your biggest musical influences? For a music lover like myself, it’s pretty hard to answer a question like that! I am constantly looking for music of no particular genre – timeless music that captures my imagination. If I like it, I will play it. A few months ago, I went through a Moondog phase but in the past week I have been listening to Happy Talk from South Pacific on repeat!

Where is your favourite place to play? There’s only one answer for that. Sa Trinxa, my home.

How do you listen to music when you’re at home? I gave away all my CDs and have my records stored in the garage and in London. Nowadays Bandcamp, YouTube and Juno Records are my main sources of inspiration and entertainment.

Is there anyone you would really like to work with but haven’t yet? I was at the Space Mountain festival in Granada last year, and Youth, the bassist from Killing Joke, offered to open his studio up to me. He’s a great producer – so I’m definitely keeping it in mind.

Photography - Anne Menke

What do you think is the future of music on the island? Haha… I am the last person to answer that question! Electronic dance music has dominated the music scene for some time, but it’s not my kind of music. Discerning music lovers are always going to seek out variety and true quality in their listening but as for the future of music on the island, who knows! You must have seen some parties in your time… Are there any that stand out? Every day at Sa Trinxa stands out, because the people who come down to the beach make it special. But, back in the day, I used to play at Manumission every weekend and I warmed up for every big DJ of the time, from Sasha to David Guetta. Great parties!

Who is the greatest artist you have worked with and why? When I was a photographer, I worked with mime artist Lindsay Kemp, who taught David Bowie and Kate Bush mime and dance… A truly inspirational, eccentric character.

Late night or long lunch? Definitely a long lunch. Do you have anywhere you go for space and nature in Ibiza? Ibiza is full of hidden treasures if you are prepared to park the car and walk a little. For the size of the island, it has an incredible variety of beaches; big and small, rocky and sandy. The best thing to do is get out and explore for yourself.

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Can Almaria


CAN ALMARIA San Rafael An exclusive six-bedroom country estate, Can Almaria is situated in the quiet and picturesque countryside in San Rafael. Enveloping several buildings, two swimming pools, a tennis court and a large orange grove, there is a vast amount of space to be enjoyed by many, whether a family or a large group of friends. The interiors have been styled to showcase the characteristics of traditional Ibicencan interiors through the use of white-washed walls, tiled flooring and wooden furnishings. Outside, the sprawling courtyard and barbecue area lead onto meticulously maintained grounds which are home to a selection of citrus trees and fragrant lavender plants.

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Interior design

Eginstill


ROOM FOR LIFE EGINSTILL

As the old saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s certainly true for Amsterdam-based, master kitchen designers and builders Eginstill, taking the concept of a custom kitchen to a whole new level. Eginstill believes that every kitchen is as unique as you are; they create truly astounding spaces that are not only ultra-cool but express your values, views and life-philosophy. Maybe

Photography - Jasper Faber

a bold statement, but one with which we are sure you will agree Eginstill definitely delivers. We caught up with founder, Frans Pahlplatz, to learn more.

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Eginstill

How long has Eginstill been around? We’ve been around since 2007. Back then I had my own small workshop and did all the designing, woodwork and installations myself. We started out small as I guess does everyone. How did you get into kitchens? Actually, by coincidence I worked in the restaurant and bar business for quite a while. I always enjoyed starting up new businesses and especially felt drawn to the design side of every new project. I spent a few years working in several places around the world. One of the best was my summer in Ibiza in 2001 working in El Ayoun, which was a legendary restaurant in San Rafael but is sadly no longer around. I ended up working in the mountains in France where I met the love of my life and we then moved back home to Amsterdam. I became fed up with working at night so I started to help out a friend in his woodworking workshop. The smell of the timber, the physical element combined with the design and details struck me and I realised that was what I wanted to do. So why kitchens? In my eyes, the kitchen is the most important place in the house – the heart in a way. It has to be a logistically perfect setting, because ultimately it is a working space. Trying to hit the right combination of functionality, aesthetic and materials is what I love the most about designing kitchens.

What we always arrive to comes from a mix of the clients’ wishes, the location and my experience. What defines Eginstill kitchens? Functionality, personality and honest materials. We always explore new materials and details – no concessions or boundaries. What does the future hold for the company? Who knows?! There’s the world to conquer in a way. We can go anywhere, shipping is easy and I still love traveling and meeting new people. The smell of good food, new places, new materials… We’re working on something new and more accessible, but that’s for the long term. For now, we will continue to push boundaries and make incredible, unique items. What trends are you seeing now in the kitchen sector? I guess more and more people are starting to realise it’s the most important place in the house so people tend to move from the standard brands to more personal solutions like the ones we can offer. Gas cooking is on its way out, and induction cookers with incorporated extraction are going to be the new standard. Easy cleaning, more efficient and we lose the everannoying hood.


Are there any projects in Ibiza currently that you can talk about? We finished a super nice kitchen in a house near Benirrás last summer. There’s nothing concrete right now for 2018, although we have some exciting conversations happening. Watch this space! Are there different rules that apply for an Amsterdam house as opposed to one in Ibiza? There are no standard rules. Every object and client is unique and we take a fully custom approach to every project.

Photography - Jasper Faber

Any architects that you would care to mention who you love? In Amsterdam we love to work with Nicemakers, RA. Studio and Framework Studio. They’re all local, up-and-coming studios. On Ibiza we have worked with Ibiza Interiors. What do you love most about Ibiza? It’s difficult to put in to words, for me it’s pure feeling. The moment I get off the plane and set my feet on the ground, I’m tremendously happy. When I think of Ibiza I think of the amazing views and different colours you can see overlooking the campo from the terrace of a stunning house. 

Are you a stick or carrot kind of boss? I’m not the type of person that rules with an iron fist, so more the carrot kind of boss… I’d like to think my team would say the same thing – ha-ha! I know they don’t see me as ‘the boss’, we all work together on creating something amazing; I need them as much as they need me. We work together, eat together, and grow together. It’s working well so far. What’s your favourite food? Do you have a secret eatery and a guilty pleasure in Amsterdam and Ibiza? Oooh… Difficult to say but grilled chicken I guess. I still love the kebab at La Paloma but that’s not much of a secret anymore. I had a super nice dinner experience recently at Ibiza Food Studio in the old part of the city. In Amsterdam, a guilty pleasure for me is definitely chicken kebab at Donny’s. What music are you listening to now?    As we speak I’m listening to Avalon. Roxy Music is a pretty guilty pleasure as well! Long night or long lunch? It definitely used to be a long night for sure. It still is once in a while, but then I like to go all the way so a long night which continues on to a long lunch is perfect. eginstill.com

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Can Caterina

CAN CATERINA Santa Gertrudis Designed by Urban Village and inspired by Ibicencan architecture, this epic five-bedroom finca is situated in a private estate and offers breathtaking interiors, vast volumes and luxurious finishes. The Scandi style is accentuated with Eames-inspired seating and mod wicker furnishings, while the unpolished wood accents reflect the lush forested and floral surroundings. Offering a private mountain walkway, large garden-set pool and open-air cinema, this home is the perfect place to stay while on the island; there is even a trampoline and zip wire for the kids!

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Food & drink

# D O M U S LOV E S FO O D

Bring it on Ibiza Delivers Ibiza is pretty much a giant smorgasbord in the middle of the Mediterranean. Good food and drink are celebrated, and as much a part of the culture as music is. Between the worldrenowned restaurants, hidden beach bars, food festivals and supper clubs, it would probably take months, years perhaps, to sample everything on offer. Despite that all, there is a lot to be said for having a fully stocked kitchen, should you want to cook a big family lunch or throw a lavish dinner party. Ibiza Delivers can make all of that possible and more. These guys provide a level of service to the highest degree, seven days a week. You can book an order up to three months in advance, and have it delivered to your door the day you set foot on the island. From caviar to cauliflower, wheatgrass to whisky, their inventory is awash with an unbelievable range of produce, kitchen supplies and even toiletries. If you’re on a boat – no matter – they offer both an onshore provisioning service in one of their refrigerated trucks and an offshore provisioning service using their Hunton 1005 RIB. They also provide the island’s only luxury water taxi service, and can drop guests off for lunch or cocktails at a beach club or restaurant and whisk them away again in style. Thrill seekers can even do a spot of waterskiing or donuting… There’s a reason the Ibiza Delivers logo is a pair of wings – they are like the guardian angels of the island and will go above and beyond to sort you out and make sure your time on the island is a cut above, in the easiest way possible. ibizadelivers.com


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Eat, stay, love

Natural selections

Amorevore Food and Arts Festival

Raíces de Ibiza

Food matters. It brings community together. It sustains life. It is at the heart of our relationship with our planet, our family and ourselves. On Ibiza, where the fruits of life are celebrated so profoundly, we couldn’t think of a better place for a next-level food festival. Amorevore is a new family-friendly food and arts festival taking place in Ibiza this October. This gathering for the ‘epicurious’ has food culture and artistic expression at its heart. Pronounced Am-ore-e-vore, the word has been coined by the festival founders, meaning someone who only eats food made with love.

Every Sunday of the year, in the charming village of San Juan, the main square and surrounding streets come to life with a vibrant street market. Local artisans selling everything from handmade crafts to organic products and colourful fabrics set up alongside live musicians who perform throughout the day from around 10am to 4pm.

Just like most things on the White Isle, Amorevore transcends the norm. Local artisan producers will be celebrated in the marketplace, there will be delectable morsels to devour, hands-on activities and expert chefs to learn from… But there will also be juicy solution-based discussion around critical food issues, experiential feasting and parties with a purpose. Their aim is to immerse people in a multi-sensory journey of foodie pleasure and also to provide a platform for interactive teaching and learning on crucial issues facing local communities and the rest of the planet using a solution-based approach. Having already pledged to make the event a plastic-free zone, they’re off to a good start! Amorevore runs from 26 to 28 October and will no doubt become a highly regarded fixture in Ibiza for years to come.

From amongst the stalls you’ll find the always-smiling faces of Cristina and Roger and an array of mouth-watering healthy treats. Cristina and Roger describe the ethos of their company, Raíces de Ibiza, as living according to their values to promote sustainable living and harmony with the land. As well as creating their own food, they also offer a range of services including workshops, retreats and private dinners. Roger and Cristina use their backgrounds as professional chefs to bring techniques such as germination, fermentation and dehydration into their creatively made vegan, gluten-free food. The result is not only tasty but beautiful to look at – the perfect Ibicencan pick ‘n’ mix to snack on while you wander the market or a delightful bounty to take home. raicesdeibiza.com

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Can Mimosa


CAN MIMOSA Es Cubells Set in tropical gardens and encompassing a main house, a cabana and a chill-out area, this contemporary six-bedroom finca comes with its own outdoor cinema, gym, ping-pong and football table. The swimming pool has been tiled in a piercing Yves Klein blue which brings out the vibrant colours of its green surrounds and is a most inviting sanctuary from the heat of the day. Encompassing some truly beautiful interior design, there’s no shortage of space or entertainment for the entire family, or the kid in all of us.

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Studio Hank


ENGAGEMENT BY DESIGN STUDIO HANK Amsterdam-based Studio Hank is a young practice driven by a fresh group of creative designers who excel in the hotel and hospitality industry. At the helm of ‘Hank’ is interior designer Maureen Mak van Waay who gives her clients a wealth of experience with a variety of projects to her name.

How did you get into interior design?   I sort of grew up with it. I started working as an interior designer when I was about 24. My mother had an interior design business, where I worked for six years before she sold it. After that, I decided to start my own company under the name Studio Hank.

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Do you have a particular favourite designer or anyone who is a major influence? I actually look a lot at fashion designers, like Tom Ford and Alex Perry to draw inspiration. Alex Perry makes really wonderful dresses which I love. In fact, I’m trying to get my own wedding dress from him but they are almost always sold out! For interiors I guess it’s a bit obvious but probably Marcel Wanders and Philippe Starck.

You’re getting married. Who is the lucky man? His name is Micha. We are doing the official part in Holland at my parents’ house in May this year. They live near Amsterdam and have a beautiful house with a garden. Of course we then have a party planned for the end of the summer in Ibiza! What’s the attraction of Ibiza? Well it’s small and sweet and I really like the styling in lots of places. Tapas or Sushi? Sushi definitely! Essential items for Ibiza? Easy bikinis, sarongs and flip-flops.

You design lamps and other interior furniture… Can you tell us more about that? I just recently created my own line of furniture for the first time, using steel piping as a base material. It was a challenge to create something beautiful from such a simple, raw material, but so rewarding once we got to the finished product.

Where do you shop for essential Ibiza items? I hate shopping in hot weather so either in Amsterdam or online.

Do you intend to do more of this? Yes, we already made a new line with different designs in other colours, such as white and gold. The first designs were just black.

What’s your favourite eatery in Amsterdam? Well I live in Jordaan and there’s this great deli just around the corner called JWO Lekkernijen. They do the best sandwiches and pre-prepared food (which is ideal for me because I’m a bit of a lazy chef!)

What’s your favourite hotel in Holland? My favourite hotel in Holland at the moment is the Pulitzer Amsterdam. I love sitting in the garden there in summertime or at the bar in wintertime.

King’s Day or Gay Pride? I love both but let’s say Gay Pride because I love to dress up!

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Villa Calo den Real

VILLA CALO DEN REAL Cala Vadella


Villa Calo den Real was formed as a part of a complex in 1974 with the initial philosophy aiming to create a community of friends and family with Andre Jacqmain being assigned as the architect. Offering spaces that demonstrate minimalism and cubism alike, the interiors are simple yet considered and give the new owners flexibility to add a personal stamp whilst in keeping with the original architectural elements. Renowned for his inventiveness, Andre Jacqmain has focused on working around the light which resulted in the front of the house opening out to a large terrace facing the extensive sea views and sunsets.

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My Island Retreats


RET R E AT YOURSELF MY ISLAND RETREATS By Erin Knowles

People come to Ibiza to lose themselves or to find themselves. When I first came to the island I was definitely in the losing myself camp – fresh out of university on an internship with MTV,

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putting on parties at venues like the old quarry and Space. I’d never danced outside before and it felt like the only place in the world to be.

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My Island Retreats celebrities – all sorts. People never ask what you do here. For years I had longed to move away from my business acting as a lifestyle fixer for a global client base and step into my dream of hosting wellbeing retreats on Ibiza. Being here gave me the courage to do that. Ibiza has always attracted those who wish to retreat. The island holds a kind of glamorous fascination, and on my retreats we have a mixture of intrigued first-timers, those who have partied here and want to see the ‘other side’ and wellbeing regulars who love the island. The thing that many have in common, whether resident or visitor, is that they are seekers and they come to Ibiza to find the answers to their mystical wonderings. The wild beauty of Ibiza really calls out to those who need to escape the city. The lush pine forests that blanket the land, the little stone walls, the stunning beaches framed by fishermen’s huts, the gnarled olive trees, the sunrises and sunsets, the vast endless blue of the sky. You can go hiking with local guides, like Toby from Walking Ibiza, and learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the island. You can paddleboard or kayak or rock climb year-round. It’s the perfect backdrop for healing work. The climate is stunning with the odd rainy week over winter; with the right venue you can holiday here year-round.

When I was 28, my Saturn Return hit me, smashing me into smithereens. It came with illness, re-evaluation, an end to life as it was before and a new beginning. It went on for years, like pulling off a very sticky plaster. The thing I wasn’t expecting was that the Ibiza I knew would shapeshift and change alongside me. Of course this ‘new’, other side to Ibiza had always been there, I’d just had my eyes closed until then. When I eventually moved to the island permanently, it allowed me to be more me-like. Here, there’s so much space. That’s the thing you notice when you move here from the city, that you aren’t contained in the same way. You spend more time outside in open space and the sky above you is endless and it opens up your creativity. Ibiza is known as the island of transformation. With all that space and without the frenetic urban buzz, you are confronted by yourself in your full glory. The people give you space,too. The local community is made up of artists, hippies, healers, dealers, musicians, bohemian business-men, retired

Some of the best wellbeing practitioners and teachers in the world have set up home on the island so the talent offering is world-class. I work with yoga teacher Suzanne Faith who has a following globally, so we get guests travelling from far and wide to practice with her. Kim Lewis is our resident masseuse; she’s a veteran who has been practising for over 30 years. She sees her work as a meditation and never times her treatments. Super-coach Chris Connors works with global business leaders who have flown in to seek his counsel. There’s someone practising everything here, from energetic healing to Watsu sea massage to psychosynthesis counselling. Ibiza is well and truly on the wellbeing map. When I think back to the things about Ibiza that filled me with wonder in my MTV days, they are actually still the same. The dazzling people I meet, the intense blue of the sky, the unlikely things I find myself doing here, the barefoot elegance, and the sense of being part of something exciting and endless – just the healthy version. After leaving a fast-paced life in London, Erin Knowles founded My Island Retreats, collaborating with leaders in the field of wellbeing and spirituality, curating retreats for busy people who need to escape their day-to-day lives for a magical wellbeing experience. myislandretreats.com Insta @myislandretreats

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We’d stay at Casa Datscha, a wonderfully 80s-style villa owned by an artist and set above San Antonio with views of the bay. The first and last time I’ve ever been in an entourage was in Ibiza. Days and nights went on forever in one big starry blur, the residue of the night bleached away by the morning sun. It was only ever somewhere for me to lose myself back then – it was like everyone I’d ever met or needed to meet was there on the dancefloor at DC10.


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Magic Ibiza

M AG I C IBIZA By Tara Nash


It seems the end of the world is something that fascinates every generation, reflected by the artists of their time: The Rolling Stones busted out Gimme Shelter in the 60s, Elvis Costello lamented that he was Waiting for the End of the World in ’77, REM kept the sentiment with It’s the End of the World in the 80s, and Prince used the apocalyptic prophecies of Y2K as an excuse to party like it was 1999. Where else on the planet do we celebrate with such carpe diem defiance? The beautiful White Isle – Ibiza – of course! Back in the 16th century, French astrologer and physician Nostradamus predicted that when Armageddon wipes out most life on Earth, the unusual wind patterns over Ibiza will ensure that it is the only remaining life-supporting environment! Not a very jolly thought, but true or not, there’s no doubt Ibiza has something special in its energy. Mention Ibiza and most people’s first thoughts are of hedonistic parties, superstar DJs, jaw-dropping villas and world class clubs. Those of you who truly know Ibiza however will know that there is so much more to this mystical island. Dating all the way back to 654BC, when Phoenician settlers founded a port on the island, Ibiza has a rich history. The name Ibiza is derived from the Phoenician word meaning ‘dedicated to Bes’. Bes is an ancient Egyptian god who was popular with the Phoenicians; he is the protector of the living and the dead, symbolising the good things in life – music, dance and sexual pleasure… It seems we certainly weren’t the first ones to pick up on the good energy of the island! Ibiza has always been an international hub, attracting visitors, traders and invaders due to the most important mineral in history – salt. The Ibicencos have tolerated centuries of foreigners making home here and today, they still fiercely protect their land, by passing farms and other properties down through family generations. The fabulous old fort in Ibiza old town stands proud as the island’s protector with its thick walls and multiple watch towers, now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mystics say that it is not you who chooses Ibiza, it is Ibiza that chooses you. Like a magnet, the energy of the place attracts all types of people and those who find the energy too much will be catapulted off the island in one way or another. Who are these chosen people? These low-key, cool creatives? They are simply a motley crew of forward thinking, experimental, experiential beings who have found a true connection with Ibiza – whether for the day or for the stay. There are theories suggesting that Christopher Columbus was actually born in Ibiza. According to historians, his mother tongue was undeniably Catalan and some of the words in his writings are exclusive to Ibicenco

vocabulary. In fact, the famous egg statue in San Antonio is said to be symbolic of the egg cracking story, in which Columbus got an egg to stand on its tip whilst hustling for funding for his route to the West Indies. Then there is Es Vedrà. This stunning uninhabited crystal rock standing approximately two miles off the south-western side of the island is an icon of Ibiza and reputedly has such a powerful magnetic field that it renders compasses useless and sets homing pigeons off-course. It is said to be the third strongest magnetic point on the planet after the North and South Poles. Ancient Greek mythology surrounding Es Vedrà also suggests that it was the home of sirens and sea-nymphs who tried to lure Odysseus from his ship in Homer’s Odyssey. And some say it is also the tip of the sunken city of Atlantis and birth place of the goddess Tanit. The myths and legends surrounding Es Vedrà are manifold, but what I know for sure is that taking a drive to the edge of the island to marvel at the view at this high vibrational view point will undoubtedly melt away any worries and city stress. For a more tangible ‘energy’, the more adventurous explorer can seek out Tanit’s cave, Cova d’es Cuieram, in the northern part of the island, located in a remote wooded area on a hill in San Vicente. Tanit is the mother goddess of sexuality, fertility and death. Ritual dances still take place there to worship her spirit. Hence the energy of the island in the north is more feminine: it is more tranquil, calm and soft and this is echoed in the rustic earthy nature of the area. In contrast, the south is characterised by a more masculine energy of being busy, thrusting and hustling so it’s no coincidence this is where most of the super clubs are located. A different kind of spiritual dance event can be found in DC10, but you will most likely leave more enlivened than enlightened. Mother Nature has certainly blessed Ibiza; this small island boasts over 80 beaches to choose from. You can hike the cliffs, taking in the stunning scenery of undulating wooded hills and the changing blues in the sea and sky. A short boat ride will transport you to the island of Formentera, where the turquoise ocean and white sands will make you think you have arrived in the Caribbean. Ibiza’s rich, red fertile soil in the campo provides delicious organic produce and many restaurants serve farm-to-table ingredients, naturally seasoned with their famous salt. The variety of food genres will leave any food aficionados spoilt for choice. This is Ibiza. It offers such a diverse amount of choice for all types of people, for all ages and stages of life. There really is very little that this breathtakingly beautiful, magical island, with a deep-seated history and a strong culture fails to offer. 79

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Portland Road W11 £10,500,000 / EPC=D Stylish, contemporary and unique, this three-storey house was commissioned by Spink Property and built by Seth Stein Architects. Hidden behind private gates, the dramatic five-bedroom home is mainly arranged around two internal courtyards that allow light to permeate the vast floor plate. Huge internal volumes and corridors of glass that overlook the private terraces create a series of connected yet distinct spaces. Detail in the structure is exacting – from the cantilevered staircase to the domed ceilings in the bedroom, the invigorating architecture is punctuated by the considered use of natural materials and neutral tones in the design.


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White Island Classics

SAIL AWAY WHITE ISLAND CLASSICS

Following the success of its opening year in 2017, White Island Classics (WIC) returns bigger and better in 2018, sponsored by Domus Nova Ibiza and Lift Foils. We are excited to be standing alongside the local community in support of this action-packed maritime event. Hosted at Marina Botofoch from 26 to 29 April, WIC brings some of the world’s most beautiful yachts to the waters of Ibiza and Formentera for a characteristically relaxed regatta, honouring the values at the heart of classic sailing with friends and family. Firmly on Ibiza’s social calendar, the four-day event marks the start of the season – a perfect way to transition from the quieter months into the whirlwind of summer. As its name would suggest, WIC is a race for the classics. It’s a chance to see antique craftsmanship in action; a fleet of heritage vessels fully at work, just as they would have been 40, 50, even 80 years ago. Back for a second year, the 1938 William Fife sloop, Madrigal, will take to the seas for another cruise and a chance to snag the win. For non-competitors who want to get really close to the action, taste the salt and feel the wind through their hair, WIC’s beautiful 19-metre cutter, Kahurangi, is available to charter so you can be out at sea alongside the

competing yachts. Launched in New Zealand in 1952, Kahurangi is a hands-on sailing boat that will allow you to experience traditional sailing, under the guidance of an experienced crew. The event truly embodies the spirit of the island, offering something for everyone, both on and off the water. For crew members, race days are peppered with a series of crew breakfasts, lunches, and happy hours. On the Friday, Regatta Village opens up at Marina Botofoch for sailors and landlubbers alike to get a piece of the action. The Domus Nova Ibiza tent has a fully-stocked bar and there is also a kids’ crèche and a café garden with live music to keep the vibe rocking until late. On Saturday, spectators can charter a boat and join in on the big picnic lunch on Es Palmador in the midst of an epic day of sailing. The final ‘Classics Day’ on Sunday, is open to the public, with stunning vintage cars on display from Ibiza Car Club and an exhibition of traditional crafts and local produce as well as food from Ibiza Food Studio’s Boris Buono. In the spirit of celebration and revelry, following the prize giving ceremony, Domus Nova Ibiza will host a closing party in the main tent, making a real splash in true Ibiza fashion! whiteislandclassics.com


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We hope you enjoy our Ibiza 2018 mix of inspiration, characters and loves. From local favourites and island legends to creative masters draw...

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We hope you enjoy our Ibiza 2018 mix of inspiration, characters and loves. From local favourites and island legends to creative masters draw...

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