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MALLORCA & COSTA DEL SOL

ISSUE 10/2012 | € 4.50

DESIGN. FASHION. ART. GOURMET. INTERIORS. PROPERTY.

MALENE BIRGER A CONSUMMATE CREATOR NEON RESURGENCE NEW DIMENSIONS MADRID STYLE FASHION SHOWCASE NAUTICAL CHIC NEW WAVE WINE NOTES BEST ROSADOS STAR CUISINE PRAWN DELICACY GOURMET CORNER SUMPTUOUS SÓLLER ECO INNOVATION GREEN SOPHISTICATION SEA DREAMS MODERN CLASSIC GRAND LUXURY ELEGANT SPLENDOUR


Miami meets mallorca Situated hilltop above the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Med; you’ll find the prestigious new Portals Hills Hotel & Residence. Just minutes from the über chic Puerto Portals, on the paradise island of Mallorca this Miamiinspired boutique condo hotel will be arguably one of the most glamorous and fashionable on the island. Sumptuously appointed residential-style condo-suites plus two incomparable high-end FENDI CASA furnished Penthouses, the condo hotel Portals Hills Hotel & Residence will be the epitome of comfort, elegance and cutting-edge design. The island‘s first Condohotel is scheduled to open late summer 2013.

WWW.PORTALS-HILLS.COM


A Finest Selection Real Estate Development www.finest-selection.com | +34 971 911 254


PURITY & STYLE INSPIRED BY LIFE

Scandinavian Living C/ Llucmajor 38 (same building as Aqua Aquae) | Portixol | 07006 Palma de Mallorca Tel.: 971 274 271 | info@sliving.es | www.sliving.es

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Publisher‘s Note

The only interiors magazine designed for Mallorca and the Costa del Sol

Because No One Reads These Things Anyway…

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Mark McCafferty mark@homecouturemagazine.com EDITORIAL editorial@homecouturemagazine.com

Well, I guess I might be wrong… You see the AM Media team has ended up at a crossroads of opinion over the popularity of our Publisher’s Note. It would seem half of the office regard my retrospective prologue to each issue as a delightful aperitif to the main event inside these covers; while the other miserable 50 per cent believe I could ramble on about my grocery purchases at El Corte Inglés and still none of our readership would be any the wiser about my dietary requirements.

GROUP EDITOR James Bellevue james@homecouturemagazine.com

So, in a bid to restore some faith in humanity to the brow-beaten 50 per cent, we have decided to run a secret competition, hidden in our Publisher’s Note. Quite simply, log in to Facebook, like our page @facebook/homecouturemagazine, post a comment on our wall, and you could be in with a chance to stay at a luxury, urban hotel in Palma de Mallorca for two nights at any time this year.

ART & PRODUCTION Stefan Arens (cobra5 Design) stefan@homecouturemagazine.com

EDITOR Sarah Hughes sarah@homecouturemagazine.com

ADVERTISING Ursula Peer ursula@homecouturemagazine.com Tel. 622 179 017

Now, on to another exciting revelation… We have launched a brand new website – check out our online library @www.homecouturemagazine.com. We have also created a completely interactive issue, available to read on your smart-phone, iPad or PC, where all pages are clickable.

David Edwards david@homecouturemagazine.com Tel. 665 689 907

So, for instance, if this month’s review on Hotel Port Adriano takes your fancy, simply click on the page and wait to be escorted directly to the website to book your room. Alternatively, if you are interested in any of our Objects of Desire, simply click on the image and go directly to the store to buy the product, or find a local dealer to collect it from. It doesn’t stop there – request viewings from our property showcases, reserve tables online or simply read more about any of our blog articles.

Deborah Walker deb@homecouturemagazine.com Tel. 699 56 99 34 CONTRIBUTORS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Sally Beale, Monica Cernich, Jenny Fung, Ana Gil Peña, Charlotte Hanson, Christine Leja, Charlotte Maslen, Andrée Mienkus Ursula Peer,

The best part about our new site is that you can post any of our back issues to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Google plus, so all your friends and friends’ friends can discover the delights of Home+Couture… after all sharing is caring. There is one more topic for perusal – the latest issue! The 10th issue of Home+Couture is one we are particularly proud of. The highlight this issue, for us, is meeting and securing an exclusive interview with the wonderful Malene Birger… a true visionary in the design world. Then there is the resurgence of Neon design (you won’t be able to miss that… ahem), a chic glimpse ahead at summer 2013 trends from the Mercedes Fashion Week in Madrid, a look back at the inspirational Maison & Objet, plus much, much more!

COVER PHOTO Zanotta.it DEPÓSITO LEGAL

MA 2123-2010 CONTACT AM Media SLU Calle Solo 43 Pueblo Español Palma 07014, Mallorca Tel. 971 450 432

So, as always, we hope you enjoy our new instalment of the latest design trends, fashion exclusives and best of luxury living in Spain… and don’t forget to share!

Mark McCafferty Publisher, AM Media

The views and opinions expressed by contributors to Home Couture may not represent the views and opinions of the publishers. AM Media slu takes no responsibility for claims made in advertisements or advertorials in this magazine. No part of Home Couture may be reproduced or copied in any way without the prior written consent of AM Media slu.

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DESIGNER PROFILE

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24 STYLISH LIVING 36 DESIGN BLOG

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STYLISH LIVING

12 IN VOGUE

44 DESIGNER PROFILE

Avant-garde style and cutting-edge trends‌

Malene Birger: the many talents of a consummate creator

18 DESIGN BLOG Latest news and views from our blog

20 BUSINESS NEWS Round-up of launches, presentations and general news

22 STYLISH LIVING Neon: fluorescent resurgence adds new dimension Spanish fashion: Madrid showcase of top designers

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44 SEASONAL LIVING Nautical: new wave of interior design


My kitchen by “My husband had wanted a country style kitchen, I really preferred a modern kitchen. But we agreed on one thing: it had to be a Birgit Müller kitchen. And the Birgit Müller team has found a brilliant compromise for us – we now truly love our open kitchen: we enjoy cooking with friends and indulging with fine wines. We would certainly go back to Birgit Müller for their know how and experience.” – Mrs Anette Darmstädter More references on / weitere Referenzen unter www.birgitmueller.com

Palma de Mallorca . Paseo Mallorca, 4 . Tel. (00 34) 971/ 66 91 88 / Port d’ Andratx . Isaac Peral, 59 . Tel. (00 34) 971/67 46 33 . info@birgitmueller.com . www.birgitmueller.com


Contents

56 SEASONAL LIVING

INCORPORATING

52 BOUTIQUE CHIC Hotel Port Adriano: grand luxury by the sea

54 GOURMET CORNER Wine notes: Spain’s best rosados Chef’s selection: Michelin-star prawn carpaccio Luxury food: the best of Sóller

66 THE GREEN ROOM Eco design takes leaps and bounds in the right direction

66 MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Advance of the dreaded Red Palm Weevil

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VILLA &VIDA

76 IN THE KNOW

Property trends around the world Market update: the era of austerity Currency exchange advice

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78 AREA FOCUS

Sóller: a haven of rustic charm and seaside chic

92 LIVING AT SEA

Sanlorenzo SL94: modern transformation of a classic

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CHIC LIST

The definitive directory of local home and décor services

AREA DIRECTORY

A stunning showcase of island and Costa properties

CUISINE & FASHION

The best restaurants and boutiques in town


In Vogue POLISHED ORDER The Junior Bookcase from Ibride is made from high-pressure laminate with a shiny white finish. Have no fear: these animals are highly domesticated. Ibride.fr

MODERN MEMORIES Collection of assembled wood ElanMoustache trophies designed by Big Game – a decorative item confronting heritage and contemporary lifestyle. Moustache.fr

OBJECTS OF DESIRE

The FRENCH Revolution AVANT-GARDE STYLE AND CUTTING-EDGE TRENDS TO MAKE YOUR HOME THE TALK OF MALLORCA AND THE COSTA DEL SOL It’s that time of the year again when the French show what they can do in the interior design world. After another ground-breaking Maison & Objet exhibition, here are a handful of the new French brands making waves this year…

BRILLIANT RADIANCE The arms of the Vaisseau Céleste Pendant Lamps are slender but robust rods, bearing brilliant halogen bulbs and discreet LEDs. Change the shape of the lamp for varied lighting effects. Madeindesign.com

QUIRKY STYLE Eccentric, exciting and extravagant… Ibride provides a perfect mix of humour and design, and the Diva Lucia Console is the embodiment of these ethics. Ibride.fr

STRIKING IMAGE A beautiful mirror comprised of 140 small circular mirrors – just don’t try to do your make-up in the Sirène Mirror by Tse Tse Madeindesign.com

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CHIC PATTERNS A French invention, panoramic wallpaper has had its ups and downs… Now Domestic are proving that it’s on its way up again with Wholearth Wallpaper. Domestic.fr

since 1 923 Perfect entertainment. Television and audio systems Loewe HomeCinema Set and AirSpeaker.

Loewe Home Cinema Set

TV Loewe Connect

Loewe AirSpeaker

Loewe equipment AudioDesign: Loewe HomeCinema Set. The perfect home cinema system consisting of a MediaVision Blu-ray 3D player, two aluminium Satellite Speakers, the Subwoofer Compact amplifier (200W) and the Loewe Assist Multi Control remote, which can also be used with other TV sets on the market. Loewe AirSpeaker. Two subwoofers, two tweeters and two mid-range speakers. Total power 80W. Compatible with the Apple AirPlay wireless system for listening to music from an iPhone, iPod or iPad.

Loewe Soundbox.

AUDACIOUS COMFORT The iconic Bold Chair is covered with a removable textile coating and can change colour in a few seconds. Moustache.fr

Loewe SoundVision.

All-in-one. The new AudioDesign systems: Loewe SoundBox and SoundVision. Loewe Sound Box. A compact audio system that draws music from all kinds of sources and can be connected to multiple devices. Loewe SoundVision. You have never seen, heard or touched an audio system like this one! The high-resolution 7.5“ touch display can also be controlled from the remote so you can enlarge the image of the song that is playing.

SHOWROOM LOEWE GALLERY Moncades, 2 (near Jaime III) 07012 Palma de Mallorca. Illes Balears T+34 971 724 951. M+ 34 629 609 680 comercial@loewegallerypalma.es www.loewegallerypalma.es Your home entertainment specialist with Loewe, Bose and Sonos by


In Vogue AUSTRALIAN COMFORT These sheepskin bean-bags blend comfort and design to create stylish furniture for the contemporary home. Several sizes are available and they are ideal for lounging arround the house. Auskin.com

FUTURISTIC ACTION Mr Roboto‘s spring-loaded wind up drive lets your mind receive some much-needed exercise… with two ports, LED eyes and mini USB. Imixid.com

OBJECTS OF DESIRE AVANT-GARDE STYLE AND CUTTING-EDGE TRENDS TO MAKE YOUR HOME THE TALK OF MALLORCA AND THE COSTA DEL SOL

HOMELY FUN Entertaining friends at home becomes an authentic designer bar experience with these funky stools and sofa – the perfect lounge ambience for a memorable celebratory night. Inter-mobel.com

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FRESH DIMENSIONS Approaching the cupboard phenomenon in a refreshingly original way, designer Robert van den Herik combines art and functionality with his new-creation “sphere cupboard”. Instead of a straight cupboard, the same rectangular space is given a totally different dimension. Robertvandenherik.com

COMPACT ELEGANCE A handy portable music system that plays music wirelessly from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Mac, or wired from any other smartphone or PC, the Beolit 12 from Bang&Olufsen offers cutting-edge sound performance and an elegant and compact design Digitalcinema.es

PURE CONTENTMENT Happy is a modular, pure, full cushion – uncomplicated, maintenance-free and with the excellent feature of always staying dry. The four available modules are available in white and light-grey. The long corner element can be used as a recamier. Moebelmesserschmidt.com


In Vogue COOL DUDE Made from a soft, white plastic and standing just 7.5 centimetres tall the IMIXID Audiobot Beanie Speaker Dude can accompany you and your iPhone anywhere. The little guy’s face acts as the actual speaker and the figure features two handmade beanies (one visible and the other a “surprise”), a 2,000-milliwatt built-in amp and a rechargeable battery. Imixid.com

VINTAGE CHEER

SWEET SOUNDS

A happy sign of the times… vintage style, made from wood and in an appealing petrol colour.

The BeoPlay A8 from Bang&Olufsen offers wireless streaming of music from your iPhone, iPad or iPod through integrated Apple AirPlay technology. To get the best sound performance no matter where you place the speaker, set the room adaptation switch for superb audio.

Mimarbalear.com

NOVEL STYLE The original style of this 10 by 15-centimetre vase will leave guests intrigued – and maybe a little confused! Mimarbalear.com

BOLD COLOUR Coming in an attractive set of three, these cushions are enhanced by a neon-colour dragon fly print. Mimarbalear.com

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Design Blog

LATEST NEWS

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MAD MEN INSPIRATION

SPORT IN STYLE

SLEEK SHAPES

IMPECCABLE TIMING

PORTABLE TECHNOLOGY

CHIC FOOTWEAR

Danish urban design brand BoConcept has taken inspiration from popular TV series Mad Men in developing its new 2013 collection, in conjunction with special in-store events around the world to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary in September. The collection features design elements from the fifties and sixties era, when the brand was founded.

After five years of research and development of a new engineering approach, the ID Two by Cartier demonstrates the possibilities of revolutionising mechanical watches by utilising technology that consumes 50 per cent less energy and stores 30 per cent more energy than a comparable internal movement, which allows up to 32 days of power reserve.

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French fashion house Chanel has a collection of branded sports equipment – sporting luxury in every sense of the word. So when you next go surfing, weight lifting or skiing, or play tennis, remember to pack your Chanel sports accessories. There‘s even a boomerang if you fancy it!

Renewable energies, especially solar power, are all the rage, and now with Kudo’s case you can charge your iPad as you go – using the world’s free resource. You can also charge your smartphone at the same time by plugging it into the Kudocase directly. There’s also a built-in HDMI port facility to enable viewing content on external projectors and TVs. Transform the iPad into a truly portable piece of technology.

British architect Zaha Hadid was commissioned by American art dealer Kenny Schachter to create a sleek 7.5-metre all-black limited edition Z boat. Only 12 boats and four prototypes will be manufactured in France by Shoreteam. The beautiful all-black form and asymmetrical geometric shapes create a stunning illusion hovering on the surface of the sea.

Spanish shoe-maker Pedro García was founded in 1925 in Alicante… For their latest collection of beautifully sculpted shoes the editorial catalogue was shot by Daniel Riera at Sargadelos, a porcelain ceramic factory in Lugo. The silhouette of the shoes looks striking against the industrial factory environment.


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SHINING ART

Icelandic designer/artist Olafur Eliasson developed the Little Sun, a work of art that brings solar-powered light to off-grid areas of the world. The Little Sun features at the Tate Modern in London, where visitors can learn about solar power, the global energy challenge, light and its importance in and for life.

ARTESANAL BEAUTY

This autumn leading British lifestyle brand Barbour will team up with three of the biggest names in fashion: Paul Smith Jeans for a limited collection that celebrates 100 years of John Barbour‘s working garments heritage (shipbuilding, farming, mining and fishing); Alice Temperley for their womenswear collection, and Jack Spade for a capsule collection.

SOFT SENSUALITY

DEEP DIMENSIONS

HYBRID INNOVATION

POP-ART TRIBUTE

Spanish designer Lievore Altherr Molina has developed the nature-inspired Saya chair series for Italian manufacturer Arper. Developed for use in both residential and commercial settings, the seating object is made from oak, finished in teak and natural stain. The Saya silhouette takes on the character of an animal – with four legs and a curved neck.

Samsung’s latest innovative product to challenge Apple is the Galaxy Camera, which can also be used as a phone due to its integrated microphone. This hybrid camera/tablet allows you to connect to the web and, with the Android operating system, run apps, play games and upload images through a Wi-Fi connection.

Amethyst geodes inspired London-based designer Jake Phipps to create this table full of faceted goodness. The Stellar Console Table’s 900 angled mirrors give the piece depth and dimension, running alongside the smooth surfaces and making it actually look like the geodes that provided their inspiration.

Campbell‘s Soup commemorates the 50th anniversary of pop-artist Andy Warhol’s famous artwork by releasing a series of four limited edition soup can labels. The prints have become a symbol of the artist’s career as much as of the pop art movement. “I used to have the same (Campbell’s soup) for lunch every day for 20 years,” Andy Warhol observed back in the sixties.

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Business Bulletin

ROUND-UP of launches, presentations and general news

SCANDINAVIAN LIVING Launch of new flagship store for Kartell

Scandinavian Living, the inspiring and edgy interior design store in Portixol, is now the new partner for Kartell after the closure of the innovative Italian label’s own store in Palma. Scandinavian Living’s spacious showroom, located above the wonderful AquaAque exposition, will be offering Kartell’s wide and varied range starting from October. Sliving.es

ENGEL & VÖLKERS Ongoing growth in premium segment

Engel & Völkers in Spain achieved 11 per cent growth for the first half of 2012, compared with revenues over the same period for the previous year. “This positive result shows that prestigious real estate is increasingly being seen as an alternative asset investment in the mindset of buyers,” noted Marcus von Busse, managing director of E&V’s regional office in Spain. Engelvoelkers.com

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DIGITAL CINEMA New shop-in-shop for Bang & Olufsen Digital Cinema has been selected to install the renowned brand’s second shop-in-shop outlet in Spain. Fifty per cent of the store now carries a shop-in-shop system by B&O. Digital Cinema is a “multidisciplinary and multicultural group” which offers complete systems integration for homes, companies, showrooms, hotels or boats. Digitalcinema.es

FUNDACIÓ LICHTER ALARÓ Promoting imagination among children

An art competition for pre-schoolers will be the first children‘s event hosted by the Fundació Lichter Alaró, with the aim of promoting natural artistic capability at an early stage and strengthening youngsters’ confidence in their creative potential. Entitled “What I Really Like”, the competition is very close to the heart of the artist, who recently celebrated his 95th birthday. Fundaciolichteralaro.com


MALLORCA LANDINGS Cutting-edge urban art from Luis Gispert

When Mallorca Landings opened their gallery in Palma in June 2011, Luis Gaspert supported the initiative with a show of his large-scale photos, sculptures and then latest film “Turbo Burbo”. Now the celebrated artist is presenting a new exhibition at the Palma gallery, based on his recent works and last two project shows, “Dececpión” and “All Oysters, No Pearls”. Mallorcalandings.com

UK CONNECTIONS Airlines expand winter schedules for Balearics

Mallorca and Ibiza will become even closer for travellers to and from the UK this winter, with three leading airlines expanding their direct flight schedules. Monarch is adding a winter service from Manchester to its current flights between Palma and London Gatwick; easyJet has expanded its winter schedule to include the Glasgow-Palma route; and British Airways is extending its twiceweekly flights between London City Airport and Palma and Ibiza to throughout winter.


Design Blog MAISON & OBJET

THE ESSENCE

YES FUTURE BY STUDIO BRAM GEENEN

OF LIFE This year’s Inspirations itinerary at Maison & Objet in Paris focused on the “Essentiel” – minimalist luxury unburdened by superficiality and enhanced by practicality. The theme represented a return to “what’s crystal clear and is the essence of life… re-establishing a bare, serene timelessness… contemplating beauty in its most elementary sobriety”. One of the key stated aims of the exhibition was to reconcile the older, the current and the future. “Discoveries in the techno-sciences are reinvigorating an optimistic vision of the future. Attitudes and styles are maximising the senses and sensations, and giving a highly desirable art of living a vibrant new spirit.

ELEMENTS BY KATRINA NUUTINEN

ELEMENTS BY SEBASTIAN HERKNER

ELEMENTS BY ALEXANDER PELIKAN

ELEMENTS BY IONNA VAUTRIN

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NEON RESURGENCE

We really

should have seen this coming…

IT’S TIME TO ADJUST OUR PERCEPTIONS, THROW AWAY ANY PRECONCEPTIONS AND EMBRACE THIS RATHER FLUORESCENT COMEBACK. THE NEON RESURGENCE IS UPON US AND, MUCH LIKE THE RETURN OF YOUR TEENAGE SON FROM HIS GAP YEAR, IT HAS MATURED SOMEWHAT… AND GAINED A FORM OF LIFE EXPERIENCE. By Mark McCafferty BY MARK MCCAFFERTY

When Neon originally emerged in the

design industry it did so in an abrasive, almost vulgar manner. Painful memories of ‘80s pop culture and chintzy nightclubs spring to mind. Neon was the overpowering, unwanted guest at your dinner party, controlling all conversation and ensuring all the attention was firmly focused in its direction. Neon did not get on well with others; in fact it was a bully, stealing attention from all other aspects of its surroundings and standing out like a sore thumb. However, that was then… Nowadays, Neon is malleable, evolved and able to mix with others. In fact, when implemented in the correct way, Neon colours and furniture can actually add a new dimension to your home while showcasing your penchant for the new and unconventional. However, there are a few golden rules to follow… Firstly, when adding Neon to your existing décor, try to stay with solid colours as opposed to patterns. While an injection of Neon can be exciting and invigorating, remember it can also be domineering and abrasive. Solid chunks of Neon colours allow you to introduce excitement without stealing all attention from the rest of your décor. Try a hot pink, or turquoise, coffee table, or a large neon green vase on top of a neutral-coloured coffee, or side, table.

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dressing room, ensure that the overall tone and colour of the room is something that contrasts well with your small Neon touches. The more Neon you use the less impact it has.

Remember Neon wants to steal the limelight, so don’t place it in an environment where it’s fighting for attention. Tone down the rest of your room to reduce the risk of conflict. Set up the Neon products with items that are easy to outshine – think neutral-coloured sofas (cream, white, grey) with Neon cushions or throws. Or a white, shabby, weathered dining table with Neon pink plates and glasses. It’s the small touches that count – most importantly, a little Neon goes a long, long way. Be sparing with the amount of Neon you use within each room. To avoid creating something representative of Wham!’s

Neon can be used to accent a specific piece, or object, within your room that you feel needs more exposure. Think of the Post-It, and the job it is required to do. You can use Neon in your home to the same effect (please don’t go home and cover your favourite ornament in post-its now). For instance, if you have a particular mono-tone photograph or painting that you would like to accent, try encasing it in a Neon frame. Abiding by the Neon code, as listed above, will ensure that you can enjoy the good parts of Neon design without encountering its failings. Neon colours are most effective when used in contrast with a more neutral undertone, which explains why many believe a small injection of Neon to be the icing on the cake in terms of interior design.

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Photos by: Andrée Mienkus, Christine Leja & Monica Cernich

8 OF OUR FAVOURITE NEON ACCESSORIES

HIGH-VOLTAGE NEONS KEEP GOING STRONG The colour-blocking trend which got a fun, fresh facelift in this summer’s collections keeps going strong into autumn and the collections for spring/summer 2013. While combinations of pop colours with stark white were IT this summer, electric hues with bright turquoises and oranges will make some seriously exciting combinations next year!

Bossa, Jovellanos1, Palma coming soon: bossapalma.com

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JESUS DEL POZO

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MERCEDES BENZ

FASHION Week Spain’s top designers were joined by their gifted up-and-coming colleagues in the 56th edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. Formerly known as Pasarela Cibeles, the twice-yearly show is considered to be the driving force for creativity and design in the Spanish fashion industry, with 41 designers presenting their latest collections on this year’s catwalk at the EGO showroom at Cibelspacio, as well as 20 young designers unveiling their own collections for spring/summer 2013.

DEVOTA & LOMBA

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Stylish Living ÁGATA RUIZ DE LA PRADA EVA SOTO CONDE

ARMAYA ARZUAGA

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Stylish Living FRANCIS MONTESINOS JUANJO OLIVA

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MIGUEL PALACIO

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Stylish Living RUIZGALÁN

MADRID FASHION

Reviewing the week, ifashionnetwork described the collections as running the gamut “from “ruffled peasant styles and whimsical prints to sleek hard-hitting suiting and over-the-top avant-garde creations”. DelPozo, the new name of the company founded by the late Jesús del Pozo, opened this year’s summer programme, followed by other top names including Robert Verino, Victorio&Lucchino, Francis Montesinos, Devota&Lomba, Hannibal Laguna, Amaya Arzuaga, Juanjo Oliva, Miguel Palacio and the ever-flamboyant Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Mercedes‑Benz has owned the naming rights for the event since the February 2012 edition, following the signing of an agreement with the organisers, IFEMA, to promote the international development of the fair while strengthening the German vehicle maker’s links with the world of fashion and new trends, a strategy it has pursued throughout the rest of the world. L’Oréal Paris served as the official hairdresser and make-up artist for the fashion week.

VICTORIO & LUCCHINO

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AROUND THE WORLD: INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FAIRS

MAISON & OBJET

By Monica Cernich

A collector’s paradise in Paris THE TRUE TREASURE HUNT HIDDEN IN A MAP DESIGNED WITH NEON LINES… JUST IN FROM PARIS WHERE WE ATTENDED MAISON & OBJET AND WERE ASTONISHED BY THE RICHNESS OF CONTRAST: UNIQUE ANTIQUE PIECES ARE THE TRUE “OBJET DU DÉSIRE” BUT THEN AGAIN SO ARE THE CONTRASTING NEON TOUCHES IN EXQUISITE MODERN HIGH-TECH, ORGANIC AND/OR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ITEMS – TRUE VITAMINS FOR THE SOUL.

B Connected Owner & Designer Christine Leja

Every morning was a “ready, steady…go” run to stands that had one-of-a-kind pieces which travelled in time to reach the chosen ones. We were among the first 10 lucky and persistent ones to get in and, even so, sometimes we didn’t make it. The hunt was incredible: old deer heads, tables, embroidered upholstered fauteuils, old stepped-on and lived-in carpets… gone, vanished… and by the end of the day, with very little time and a lot of skill, these stands would re-do themselves entirely for yet another treasure hunt. It was a collector’s paradise and we felt the spike in our stomach, like a child excited by the idea of the unknown every morning. Tradition has a whole new approach: when uncertain go back to your roots and learn; and appreciate the true value of hand-work, be it the most ancient Moroccan embroidery that we would hardly recognise as such or the skilled work on a South American tapestry. Using old traditional art that had gone missing in our memories and

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giving it new life: new colours, new applications or simply new meaning… upholstering furniture with rugs used for horse-riding or even making bags out of them. Petit point is certainly one of the highlights of the moment; who would imagine that a wall-hanging could be wrapping you in the winter or defining sculptures? As for trends, well, at bconnected we believe they will only live so long, but we can give you hints: neon colours are dosed as “petit” touches with a lot of class; animal heads are re-created in various ways ranging from papier-mâché to petit point, feathers and/or Tibetan fur; raw, blunt, solid materials in simple designs make a stand on the bio end of deco; upholstery is at its most original point and a must; and, last but not least, Mix & Match, where everything is allowed as long as it comes from the heart… the most traditional lamp with its most witty shade, traditional embroidery in neon colours, high-end techno-design objects on old wooden tables, and Africa in fabrics and recycled materials. It is definitely time for Africa. To provide it all with a colourful and cosy ending we give you the star: carpets, old, new, stripped, washed, made of leather, wool, fur…


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we picked them all for you and we will always give you our best choices. That is why you come to us. You know we will guide you into a unique world, yours, where you are comfortable and happy, where you feel connected and very much alive. We have to say we are succeeding in our mission when, without planning ahead, our CEOs and our visual merchandiser and marketer ended up in the same places choosing the same items without even knowing it! It is with great pleasure that we deliver to you, directly from the fair, the images we took in loco of the selected items that will soon be available at our shops. We hope they please you as much as it pleased us to find them for you.

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PART TWO Fashion shoots: Henrik Bulow

Designer Profile MALENE BIRGER

The Many Talents of a

Consummate Creator UNTIL NOW, MALENE BIRGER IS A NAME THAT HAS PRIMARILY BEEN SYNONYMOUS WITH THE FASHION INDUSTRY. Winning numerous awards, establishing a global brand and becoming a style icon are achievements that are traditionally far beyond the aspirations of the stereotype entrepreneur, but Malene is anything but stereotypical. In an exclusive interview with Home+Couture, she tells us about her personal pursuits in art, her love of interior design and why Mallorca has a special place in her heart. H+C: Congratulations for your first art exhibition here in Palma de Mallorca – it just closed last week (August) and has been a big success. How do you feel? MB: I’m very proud and relieved, and excited. It has been a very positive and inspiring process and I’m very humble and thankful to Toni Esteva, who owns the gallery, and Sabine Wesemann, who stood behind my interiors book “Life and Work - Malene Birger life in pictures”… they both supported me all the way. It’s still early days for me as an artist, and I have so much more to learn. I will keep working hard. To answer you in short: I feel good and happy… art is freedom to me. H+C: As an internationally acclaimed designer it is a very bold move to start from zero as an artist!

“I HAVE HAD A DESPERATE NEED to express myself as an artist for a long, long time. ”

MB: Well, I have more than 25 years in the fashion trade and I have created two brands. I have had a desperate need to express myself as an artist for a long, long time. Now finally I got it out. I believe we can all do what we wish and want to do, if we do it with our heart and with honesty. I took the step, and I will continue. My dream is to be a full-time artist in the years to come. H+C: And yet this is not the only start-from-scratch project from Malene Birger – you are about to launch your interior design business. What can our readers look forward to? MB: Well, I have started BIRGER1962 this year. It’s a very personal company, since it’s me doing the work and my sister Katrine is my partner. We worked together for many years in fashion. I can provide a consulting assistant to customers who find my interior style and designs interesting. I can create universes for people. I don’t have any plans to create a huge company again – I have done that and I’m still a part of By Malene Birger, and responsible for all collections and creative initiatives. Due to the fact that I will be personally involved, I have plans and projects in London, within the hotel business. A lot of exciting things are appearing on the scene... and not to forget still painting, painting, painting…

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“I get inspired from working, AND NOT THE OPPOSITE”

H+C: Your interest in design began at an early age, inspired by your grandmother and your mother… In what ways did they inspire you, and do you remember the first piece you designed?

H+C: In 2010 you relinquished the majority of your responsibilities within By Malene Birger to concentrate on other aspects of your work. Had you always planned to branch out from the fashion industry?

H+C: There are a number of fashion designers who have successfully crossed over into the interior design industry. From an expert’s perspective, what are the core similarities between the two disciplines?

MB: I grew up surrounded by fashion magazines and a sewing machine. I am from a completely normal family, and my mother’s interest in fashion was larger than the budget, so she designed all her clothes herself and stitched them. And so did I from an early age. My sister and I always had the same outfits as my mother, up to the age of 10.

MB: Selling my shares was carefully planned for years and I was supported by my investors. They could see I needed other creative projects in my life – they understood. I was not feeling like a whole person any more, only working in the fashion trade. I needed something different. I needed myself; I was missing inspiration and time to just be me, with me, so to speak. It was a good decision. I have grown; I feel like a better person. I have a better overview and I’m happier and I have a private life today. I’m able to give even more to By Malene Birger now, being distant but still there for all creative meetings with my teams. And I have time for my new adventures and my husband. But you are right: it’s hard-core planning, discipline and focus on what comes next. I get inspired from working, and not the opposite.

MB: A natural eye and a heart for details, coordination and proportions… a mix of textiles and colours. Experience, hard work and, again, very good planning.

The first piece I designed was a red pencil skirt. I cut the fabric directly on the floor… no paper pattern, just imagination. I was 12 years old. My grandmother was in the perfume business, and always smelling of Elnett hairspray and Chanel No 5. Both good-looking women… my grandmother is sadly not with us any more but my mother is still alive and still very creative and my angel.

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H+C: Your beautiful coffee table book “LIFE and WORK - Malene Birger life in pictures...” showcases your flair and talent for interior design. How has your background in fashion design affected the way you approach an interiors project? MB: I design, coordinate and design my homes the same way as I build up my collections. Functionality and beautiful design in one… It’s easier and cheaper to change the pillows than the sofa. Same thing you do with a black suit: you change the shirt or the necklace.


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H+C: “LIFE and WORK - Malene Birger life in pictures” is full of stunning, beautifully individual images… If you had to pick one, which image would you choose to best describe your style of interior design?

H+C: You have received many awards and praise for your work in design over the years including the DANSK “Best Danish Designer Award” in 2009. What part of your life, or work, are you most proud of and why?

MB: I can’t pick one picture, I’m sorry (laughs). I don‘t have one favourite dish either. I like so many things, but the way I group things or pictures is probably one of my recognisable signatures, and also my bed décors.

MB: I’m proud of many things, but so far By Malene Birger is a huge achievement in my life. We came very far very fast. I have always worked very hard. I don‘t believe in compromises. I follow my heart in combination with being a realist. Nobody creates alone, so a prize like Brand of the Year, which we received in 2011, is an important one to achieve, not only for me but for all my creative teams behind the success. I’m proud of them. They are very loyal and trusted. And then my art of course, my very first exhibition, a memory forever and a big thing for me… a personal and private project and I loved it.

H+C: Your By Malene Birger pieces all carry characteristics that identify you as the designer. Are there any signatures apparent in your interior design projects? MB: The detail in the heart… same thing for my interiors. I mix and match, and again functionality and beauty go hand in hand. People used to see the same in my homes as in my collections, and recently somebody told me my art looks like me. I’m so happy about that. It is all my universe and my expressions… that’s it.

Malene Birger has been photographing her Palma flat on her iPhone 4S LENS Jane/FILM Black Keys B+W Hipstamatic

H+C: Have you drawn any inspiration from Danish designers for your interior design projects? If not, which international interior designers have influenced your work? MB: Not from anybody, to be honest. Well, I have always been a big fan of Ralph Lauren, especially in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The general inspiration came from me, all my travelling and from other cultures, and not to forget my life in hotels. That‘s another dream: to design a hotel. I feel at home in hotels, and I decorate my homes as hotels... just with more stuff. I used to decorate my eight square metre room as a child every month. My parents were very patient.

H+C: Do you have any unfulfilled creative dreams? MB: No, my dreams are my goals. I believe they have to be realised and not only dreamt. So the dreams and wishes I have I will realise in the future. That‘s why I’m here, that‘s my life. H+C: Why did you choose to come to Mallorca and live here? MB: Mallorca chose me, I think. I visited a friend and I loved it – that was 10 years ago. I felt at home; I felt relaxed and inspired. I bought my first little flat in 2005 and have been here since. H+C: How would you describe your own home here on Mallorca? MB: My home is my fundament. My husband is here, my studio, my books, movies, pictures… We travel a lot so Mallorca is our base. We live in the

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“THE ENERGY HERE IS OUTSTANDING: busy outside and peaceful inside” centre of Palma, in a historical building with a view to the cathedral. The energy here is outstanding: busy outside and very peaceful inside. I’m surrounded by buildings with Arabian details and influences, whispering the story of the Moors. Palma is a very special and extremely beautiful city with a lot of history. H+C: Mallorca is home to a multitude of creative people including artists, writers, designers and musicians. What is it about Mallorca that you find inspiring?

MB: All the people you just mentioned. The total energy is inspiring... they are all here to live a freer life. The all stepped out of the “box”. Mallorca has so many faces! That‘s inspiring. H+C: Is there any particular place on Mallorca that is special to you? And, if so, why? MB: I could mention several but Formentor at the lighthouse… the view is amazing and I have a very special memory from there. Thank you for the interview Malene. More about Malene: Birger1962.com or Bymalenebirger.com

Photo: Asger Mortensen

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The Green Room

Eco Design

By Charlotte Hanson

DESPITE INCREASING AWARENESS IN ALL THINGS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPED WORLD, SUSTAINABLE OR ECO FURNITURE CAN STILL BE INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO FIND BOTH ON THE ISLANDS AND THE MAINLAND OF SPAIN.

Ask the salespeople working in

any of the typical furniture stores in our towns and cities and you’ll generate little more than a blank look. If you’re lucky, they’ll point you in the direction of an artisanal craft piece or some teak terrace furniture (as long as they haven’t been replaced by cheaper imports from the Far East). But their reticence is understandable; after all, keeping costs down and remaining competitive has to be the priority of all furniture retailers struggling to survive in today’s challenging economy. High costs of production and sustai-

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nable raw materials have deterred many retailers from investing in environmentally friendly stock, while the shrinking economy has done nothing to encourage them to attempt to educate their clientele in an effort to increase demand. So it’s refreshing to see one of the leading retailers in luxury furniture taking leaps in the right direction to bring us not one but four ranges of eco products. Roche Bobois has 240 stores worldwide, of which 26 are located in 21 Spanish towns and cities including Alicante, Barcelona, Denia, Marbella, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia. Branch director

Cécile Peyrard invited Home Couture to her stunning showroom in Marbella to explain the background behind their commitment to selling environmentally friendly eco furniture. The style and sophistication of the Roche Bobois collections are evident as soon as you walk into the showroom. But, far from echoing the safe neutrality of most other furniture retailers in Spain, their elegant showrooms are bright and bold, enticing you in. Pinks, turquoises, lime greens and reds are all unashamedly displayed next to each other, creating an amazing burst of colour that completely assaults your senses.


The Green Room

The concept is to offer pieces with “unique character, inspired by multiple personalities”. The designers of each collection create pieces built to last while minimising impact on the environment. They identify, measure and reduce the environmental impact at each stage of production and adhere to EU social, environmental and health standards: • Raw materials are selected based on their availability and must be entirely recyclable, from non-endangered species and harvested in sustainably managed and certified forests. The number of different materials used in a product is limited to facilitate dismantling and recycling.

The three buildings that make up the Marbella branch all have huge glass windows overlooking an eye-catching view of the Mediterranean. Inside, muted jazz and world music accompanies our tour around the individual pieces of furniture, quirky accessories, contemporary rugs, Gaultier mannequins and abstract sculptures. Among the eclectic mix of styles, subtle signs written in English, Spanish and Russian hint at the clientele and you can only imagine that any products even remotely environmentally friendly are going to stick out like a sore thumb. The first clue that there may be more to Roche Bobois’s values than initially meets the eye is on a bookshelf. Remember those hollow plastic fake books that used to litter the shelves of large furniture stores? Obvi-

ously far too crass for Roche Bobois, who instead present neat bundles of coverless books, tied with string. Look a bit harder, and you’ll notice that the bookshelf upon which they are sitting is entirely ecological. The Legend bookshelf was first launched in 2006. Designed by Christophe Delcourt, it was made of oak and represented Roche Bobois’s first steps in creating an eco furniture collection. A total of 250 bookshelves were manufactured, signed, numbered – and sold out. Such was their popularity that Roche Bobois decided to reproduce them but couldn’t source enough sustainable oak. The chestnut version of Legend was created, and the Roche Bobois unique selling point of limited edition eco furniture collections was born.

• The production techniques used must have minimal impact on the environment and the worker. Particle boards are being replaced with slatted panels which are free from formaldehyde and urea formaldehyde emissions. • Hazardous fumes are controlled, reduced or eliminated to prevent air pollution for the benefit of workers and customers. One hundred per cent water-based glues, varnishes and lacquer finishes are free from solvents and ammonia. The repairable and exclusive Daquacryl durable glossy lacquer has no toxic by-products and increases the life of the furniture. • Transport is kept to a minimum with most raw materials being sourced in Europe. Packaging is recyclable or recoverable. • Roche Bobois is also phasing in ISO Standards 14001 (Environmental Management), 9001 (Quality Control) and 18001 (Management of Heath and Safety in the Workplace) throughout its workshops and factories to reduce the environmental impact of all of its furniture collections. Peyrard agrees that the Spanish have been slow to embrace the concept of eco furniture, but is at pains to point out that they are not alone: it would seem that the English and Irish here in Spain are not rushing to improve their footprint in terms of home décor either. In Marbella, at least, Peyrard welcomes customers from many different corners of the globe and has noticed that those originating from France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Canada are among the most environmentally aware. Of course, cost is a huge consideration for customers looking to buy eco and, although these collections are priced in line with their other ranges, Roche Bobois is a high-end luxury retailer and commands pretty hefty price tags. These limited edition pieces are not going to be adorning most of our living rooms but at least it’s a carbon-friendly step in the right direction.

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Seasonal Living

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Seasonal Living NAUTICAL CHIC

A New Wave of Interior Design LET’S FACE IT, OUR PRECONCEPTIONS OF A NAUTICALLY DECORATED HOUSE CONJURE UP LACKLUSTRE IMAGES OF WALL-MOUNTED MARLINS AND AN ABUNDANCE OF IMPOSSIBLY SMALL PIRATE SHIPS STUFFED INSIDE A HORIZONTAL BOTTLE OF BACARDI. By Mark McCafferty Fortunately the times have changed, and nautically inspired interiors are no longer reserved for the elderly or the amateur interior designer who’s out of ideas – nautical design has become a beachcombing adventure, presented in a rather relaxed blue and white hue. In fact, shabby chic style embellishments have crept into nautical style interiors, in a bid to add some adventure to the nautical theme. Weathered furnishings such as driftwood or frayed rope add to the authenticity of the project, while creating an ambience of discovery and intrigue.

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Seasonal Living

The nautical world has always been one of exploration and wild escapades, so your nautically inspired interior should reflect these qualities. The addition of small items such as pebbles and seashells aids in achieving this voyaging ambience, while keeping the children’s imaginations running wild. While these small touches make a big difference, you have to ensure that the context and surrounding environment of the room is also in keeping with the nautical theme. Colour-wise, navy blue and white has always been the go-to palette for anything with a nautical twist. However, if the traditional is not your bag, try mixing in some turquoise, sky-blues and creams into the mix – the result is something that recreates the colours that remind you of the ocean. Anything along these lines will provide you with that tranquil paradise that we all associate with being by the beach.

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It’s important to recognise that the nautical theme does not just stop with navy and white stripes and the occasional piece of knotted pine. The nautical interior style has finally opened its doors to a wealth of other beach-like qualities in its new revival. Combining traditional nautical colours and objects with more weathered, simple facets that you may associate with the seaside adds to the creation of a more accessible, tranquil environment in your chosen room. Access your emotional response to being by the sea – relaxation, beauty and simplicity are three memories that may spring to mind.

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These are your starting blocks for recreating this ambience within your home. Relaxation means creating spaces that are comfortable, and can be used to unwind and chill out. Beauty is your attention to detail – hand-picking individual shells to decorate your bathroom, or framing weathered artefacts from the beach are what give your décor its character. Simplicity is important too: make sure you don’t over-embellish your home with unnecessary clutter, or clash your weathered beach look with more sophisticated, refined furniture. Of course, for those of us who prefer the more militant nautical design ethic, there is still much scope to achieve this. Designers such as Roche Bobois and Jean Paul Gaultier have combined forces to produce beautiful, nautically inspired furniture. Showcasing the traditional navy blue and white stripes in conjunction with modern lines and shapes has elevated their projects to a truly individual level of design, proving the nautical look doesn’t need to be authentic to be successful – just well executed.

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Boutique Chic

GRAND

LUXURY by the sea

WHEN IT COMES TO LOCATION, THE FIVE-STAR PORT ADRIANO HOTEL TICKS ALL THE MOST DESIRABLE BOXES FOR HOLIDAY-MAKERS, BUSINESS VISITORS – OR LOCAL RESIDENTS SEEKING A ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY IN A SUMPTUOUS ADULTS-ONLY SETTING.

Overlooking the showpiece new Port Adriano commercial centre and leisure marina, just steps away from the beach, the hotel is located close to Santa Ponça’s high street and championship golf courses, and a convenient distance from Palma city and the airport. As to be expected in a hotel of its category, the 69 elegant rooms and suites at Port Adriano – and the expansive lobby and panoramic terrace – are spacious, offer full sea views and have been designed with maximum comfort as a key priority.

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Boutique Chic Just as important, however, are the establishment’s complementary amenities: four meeting rooms, two swimming pools, a café-bar, two restaurants, a fitness centre and a health spa. Dinner at the Restaurant Splendor is served on a majestic terrace, where guests can admire a stunning sunset in a discreet atmosphere – with impeccable service. Menus are changed daily, and include both a la carte and set and tasting menus featuring quality Mediterranean and international cuisine. Excellent breakfast buffets are also served in the Splendor. The atmosphere in the Bistro Marina is more relaxed, with cold dishes served from 11am to 1pm and hot meals from 12 noon to 11pm. Throughout the day, until 1am, the intimate Bar Marina is a popular rendezvous point for guests wanting to enjoy a drink before or after dinner.

Especially designed as a luxury wellness centre, equipped with the most up to date facilities, the P.A. Spa by Natura Bissé comprises a sauna, Turkish bath, sensations shower, fitness room, cold water pool and indoor swimming pool with direct access to the outdoor pool – and spectacular cliff views. The spa’s exotic treatments and beauty treatments have been selected to offer guests a memorable combination of relaxation, health and body care, all overseen by top professionals. Optional services and areas include hydro-massage, solarium and Vichy shower, as well as relaxing and renewal treatments.

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Gourmet Corner

CHEF’S SELECTION

EXQUISITE CARPACCIO This issue we have the pleasure of entering the kitchen of another Michelin-star restaurant – Marbella’s El Lago – where master chef Diego del Rio reveals the secrets of his Marbella white prawn carpaccio with avocado and basil pesto. Inaugurated in summer 2000, the restaurant’s creative Andalucian cuisine, personalised service and picturesque setting at Greenlife Golf earned the team – led frontof-house by manager Paco García and maître‘d María José Aguilar – a Michelin star in 2005.

Restaurant El Lago in Marbella

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PREPARATION

INGREDIENTS 500 gr white prawns 2 avocados 1 lime 120 ml olive oil salt 70 gr basil 50 gr pine nuts 80 gr Parmesan garlic 1 leek I cup dry sherry xanthan gum sunflower oil 500 gr prawn heads 60 gr maltodextrin 120 gr prawn-flavoured oil borage (starflower) chives

• Peel the prawns and save the heads in two parts – remove the innards. • Place four prawns in cling-film, pound and save them in the freezer. • In a saucepan lightly fry the leek and two garlic cloves, then add one part of the prawn heads and grind to release all the juices. Add a glass of dry sherry, reduce and cover with water. Bring to the boil, pulverise the ingredients in a superbag, then continue reducing to concentrate the flavour of the prawns. Add salt to taste and thicken with xanthan gum. • Place the second part of the prawn heads in a vacuum bag with the olive oil, and cook at 65ºC for four hours. • Prepare a pesto with the basil, and grind the mixture with the pine nuts, half a garlic clove, the grated Parmesan and a pinch of salt. Turn the mix into a paste and add the olive oil. • Crush the avocado with the juice of half a lime and salt, and once again add olive oil. • Finally, mix the prawn-flavoured oil with the maltodextrin until it has a sand-like consistency.

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Interview: Diego del Rio

The Man

behind the Chef

Did you cook growing up… and what made you decide to become a chef? I liked to cook from a young age. Initially I saw my future career in clerical work but I soon realised I didn’t like that and opted instead for cooking, always with my parents’ support and encouragement. I thought that cooking, in addition to enabling me to develop my creativity, would also provide me with other things I liked, such as learning about different cultures, travelling… I began with a cooking course – and here I am now. What was the first dish you cooked? I remember preparing desserts with my paternal grandmother, such as chocolate mousse and apple pie. Also, with my maternal grandmother, every Sunday in Pujerra, a town in the Serranía de Ronda area that I consider home, we prepared a superb roast chicken dish with boiled potatoes and alioli (garlic mayonnaise). Are there any particular ingredients that define your cooking? All the finest products of our region… vegetables from the Guadalhorce area, fish from Cádiz, artisanal cheeses from Andalucía, etc. What ingredient can you not do without in the kitchen? Olive oil, virgin extra. What would you say makes El Lago stand out from other haute cuisine restaurants? Working with the best products from the Andalucian pantry and regaining the lost flavours of our traditional gastronomy. We work side by side with local producers to ensure our diners can enjoy the best and freshest products. We are even working on bringing back species that have been disappearing. That is the main hallmark that has made El Lago stand out right from its creation 12 years ago. What haute cuisine trends are on the rise at the moment? A return to origins and choosing products from the surrounding area, environmentally friendly where possible. What is the most important message you give to your team? The importance of doing things with great care and affection, striving for simplicity in enhancing flavours, but not masking them, as well as a constant quest for quality. What is the secret to gaining a Michelin star? And holding on to it? Always work with integrity, perseverance, sacrifice and enthusiasm. The best tip for a home cook? Cook with a lot of love and enthusiasm and things will turn out well. What are your main plans and objectives for 2012? To continue as we are now.

El Lago Greenlife Golf (Marbella) Tel. 952 832 371 Restauranteellago.com


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GOURMET Corner

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ave you ever been lost for words when offered a glass of clarete? If this was a problem, let it be said it is a very Spanish problem, since in most wine-producing countries the stuff is either red, white or rosĂŠ, but in Spain they complicate our lives by introducing that wild card which throws you off balance.

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GOURMET Corner

Spain‘s best

By Ana Gil Peña

ROSADO WINES You may have found

yourself in some bar in a wine region and ordered a glass of local wine – quite correctly not specifying type, since this would remove the shock element – and got what looked like a rosado. If you liked it you might have asked for a second glass of “Rosado”, only to be corrected by the barman pointing out that what you were drinking was not rosado, but clarete. Such an experience is normal in the Navarra and Rioja areas, often in Ribera del Duero, but hardly ever in Cataluña. All “red” wines from the central Valdepeñas region are clarete-colour, although lately they have taken to darkening them and calling them tintos, but I remember importing wine from this region into Britain in the 1960s, and it was hard to convince people that as far as the producers were concerned it was red wine, not rosado. Rosé wines are different depending on the continent where they are made. In the New World they were originally somewhat sweet, and if you remember Mateus Rosé, that ubiquitous Portuguese product that has become a case study in how to market a wine worldwide, it was anything but dry. Perhaps it is no coincidence that it became popular in the US and northern Europe in the middle of the last century, and still survives today converted to a table lamp in many households. Saddam Hussein is reputed to have stockpiled thousands of bottles (along with his Cuban cigar collection). If you still don’t want to take rosé wines seriously, maybe you should have a re-think. In France overall wine consumption is falling while rosé sales have doubled in the last decade. Imports in the US increased 28 per cent in 2009. Supermarket sales in the UK have doubled in five years. The hotter the weather the more rosé gets drunk, since white wines have too much acidity for hot days to reveal much fruit, and while rosés have acidity they also have berry flavours and cassis – and ladies love them. They are also ideal with Asian food. It is legal to make rosé wine in the US by blending white wine with red. In Europe, a true rosé is made in the same way as a white wine, but

using black grapes or a mixture of black and white grapes. The time-honoured method is saignée (bleeding) in which the grapes are not crushed but allowed to slowly release their juice by natural pressure and gravity. However, all four accepted methods of making rosé have one thing in common: when the colour of the wine is judged to be correct, the black grapes’ skins are removed. Rosados can be made from practically any grape if you follow the rules, but the eco-friendly Garnacha tops the list in Navarra, traditionally the great Spanish rosado-producing region that has for so long been overshadowed by Rioja, its big neighbour. I should know. I took the first Navarra wines to England in the 1960s. Cigales and Somontano are also excellent sources of rosados. And don’t forget rosado cavas, less expensive than their white cousins, and if you are serving guests it is almost guaranteed they will enjoy it more because of the better balance between acidity and fruit. Good rosé champagnes with some age can be a real delight. To select 12 of Spain’s best rosado wines out of the thousands made is a thankless task, as many of the truly great rosados will have been omitted for reasons of space. Indeed, in a recent article for sister publication Mallorca Life & Style (now merged into Home+Couture), my review of wines from the Navarra region included many great rosados such as Palacio de Sarda’s Garnacha rosado (€4), the ground-breaking rosado from Pura Garncha (€8) and Ochoa’s Rosado de Lagrima (€7). Clearly there is little point in replicating the same items here. Outstanding rosados from other regions that must not be overlooked are Albet i Noya’s Pinot Noir Merlot Clàssic (€6); La Rosa de Raventós i Blanc (€8); Viña Sastre’s Rosado Joven (€8); Urabain’s Rosado de Lágrima (€3.5); and from a region that makes superb rosados, Somontano, Otto Bestué’s excellent Bestué Rosado (€6.25) and Laus Flor de Merlot (€6).

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GOURMET Corner

JL FERRER ROSAT

José L Ferrer is one of the best-known references for Mallorcan wine from the classical zone of Binissalem. The family commenced making wine in 1931 and because the Spanish Civil War put developments on hold, and the arrival of mass tourism in the 1960s did not produce an increase in the consumption of local wine, it was a slow start. But by the time the region was officially recognised in 1990 Ferrer was producing a respectable selection of wines using local and classic grape types. Now managed by the third generation, the bodega offers a wide selection of wines across a broad range, and this classic rosado is made with seven varieties of grape. Superb value at around €5. Bodega visits for groups by arrangement:

TIANNA VELOROSE

Antonio Nadal, another traditional Binissalem wine-making dynasty, dating back to 1960 and still in the family, makes a selection of four wines at its 200-year old vineyard at Son Roig. This rosado is made from red Manto Negro grapes and is very light coloured, almost like the Provencal rosés. A happy and exuberant wine for everyday drinking, you can find it at most outlets for around €??. The bodega welcomes visitors for tastings, luncheons and wine buying: bodegasantonionadal.es

vinosferrer.com

RIBAS ROSAT

ACROLLAM ROSAT

Bárbara and Jaume have always wanted to show that Mallorca can produce good wine, and now they make just four varieties in the Pla i LLevant denomination. Made organically and biodynamically, they use different fermentation methods to ensure a perfect final blend. This excellent rosado costs €13, but the production is small at only 14,000 bottles. It can be bought at Isla Catavinos and La Vinoteca in Palma de Mallorca, Dismavi in Manacor and Almacenes Moyá en Artá. Also from the bodega: mesquidamora.com

SCHATZ ROSADO

Schatz‘s forebears made wine in Germany, but Fernando came to Spain looking for somewhere warm to fulfil his dream of making perfect wines in small quantities, and as a result was the first producer of wines in Ronda 20 years ago. Still with only three hectares and now biodynamic as well as organic, Schatz‘s wines have become almost a cult item, and can be found on the best restaurant wine lists. The winner of many awards for the six wines that make up the range, this rosado is quite different from anything you may be used to. Price €15 and available from Islavinos in Palma de Mallorca, islavinos@islavinos.com; and on the Costa del Sol from Pebar, pebar@pebar.es, bodega@f-schatz.com

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Ribas is one of Mallorca‘s oldest wineries, founded in 1711 in Consell, and started selling wine in bulk at the bodega door. In the process of converting to organic agriculture, an interesting feature is that native Mallorca grapes are used in the production, namely Prensal Blanc, Manto negro, Callet and Gargollassa, so you get a bit of Mallorca history when you buy a bottle. This young rosado is made from two of these grapes, with some Merlot added, and is sold at two years. Classified as Vino de Tierra Mallorca, and good value at €7. Available in most wine stores or you can buy direct at: bodeguesribas.com

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Avanthia is a project of Jorge Ordoñez with Bodegas Godeval. Jorge left his native Málaga years ago to become an importer of Spanish wines in the US. Now back home he is fulfilling a lifelong ambition to make wine, and not just any old wine. Avanthia Rosé is interestingly a rosado from the Valdeorras region of Galicia and made from the Mencia grape. Amy Hopkinson is the winemaker, and has produced a desirable rosado that stands out from the pack. Can be bought direct from Jorge Ordoñez at €70 for a case of six: pedidos@jorge-ordonez.es

HITO ROSADO

Hito Rosado is from the C21 bodega in Ribera del Duero (Emilio Moro Group), next door to the famed Cigales (rosado) region. Made from the local Tinto Fino grape (read Tempranillo), it has a good colour and raspberry fruit overtones with the right balance of acid. This 2010 vintage is fair value at around €7. Distributors are Suministros Escalas in Marratxi, correo@sues.es; and Natalia Especialidades in Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga), pedidos@nataliaespecialidades.com

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Rosat Vinsnadal is another Mallorcan wine, this time from the classic Binissalem region of the island and a bodega founded in 1932. Made with the native grape variety Manton negro plus a little Merlot and Cabernet, it is a quality wine with a good structure, perfect acid balance and pure red fruit flavour. Only ever presented for an award once, it got a Tellus gold medal as the best rosado from Baleares. You can buy it for around €8 from the winery at: vinsnadal.com

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VAL ROSADO

Valdelosfrailes Rosado comes from the interesting Matarromera Group, which has rocketed up the charts since it started at the end of the last century but now produces many interesting wines as well as a range of cosmetics made from red grapes. There are seven wineries spread between Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Cigales and Toro. This young rosado from Cigales makes no pretensions of being anything other than a happy drinking wine made from red Tempranillo and white Verdejo grapes. Good value at €3.50. Distributor is Queserias Bagur in Palma and the bodega also has a useful online shop: matarromerashop.com

BARBAROSA

Barbarosa is a fascinating project insofar as the province of Cádiz is the home of sherry and red wines have not been made there for centuries. The owners of the Huerta de Albala bodega had an ambition to bring back great red wines not only to Cádiz but also to Andalucía, and appear to have succeeded. Indeed, of the four wines they make, three are red (Taberner, Taberner I and Barbazul) and this one is rosado, made with Shiraz grapes and matured on lees. Hardly a snip at €14.50, but perfect for that special treat. Available in Mallorca at La Vinoteca Balear, Tel. 971 761 932; on the Costa del Sol at Club del Gourmet at El Corte Inglés and Distribuciones Narbona Solís, info@narbonasolis.com; and also dan@golfyvinos.com

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Cortijo de Los Aguilares is one of the wineries that has been responsible for putting Sierra de Málaga wines in general and Ronda wines in particular on the map. Winemaker extraordinaire Bibi Garcia has twice won top awards for the bodega‘s Pinot Noir wine at the annual International Pinot Noir Competition in Switzerland, beating 2,000 other PNs in blind tastings. This superb rosado is made from a third each Petit Verdot, Merlot and Tempranillo, and it has the body that many rosados often lack. Price around €8. No distributor in Mallorca but Exclusivas Soto in Marbella (exclusivas-soto.com) stock it, and it is available directly from the bodega, cortijolosaguilares.com

PETIT VERDOT

Pago el Vicario Petit Verdot Rosado is a wine for people who may find typical rosados lacking in the oomph factor but, for red winos who would prefer not to be seen drinking anything else, this is their tipple. From the La Mancha region of Spain, better known for its bulk production reds, this wine has been voted for the second year running best Spanish wine by the Wine Writers‘ Association, beating 341 other products. Also best Spanish rosado by the Repsol Guide for three years. Pretty heady at 15º alcohol, the price of around €7 is fair, although at some outlets you can get it for less. Available in most big stores such as El Corte Inglés, Eroski and Alcampo; and in Mallorca at IC Castilla La Mancha CL Licorers, Tel. 971 756 816, and on the Costa del Sol at Perimuz, Tel. 952 240 869.

CHIVITE COLECCION ENATE ROSADO

Enate‘s rosado, from the Somontano wine region, is about as good as it gets. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that impart a characteristic tang to the wine, it is hard to compare it to other rosados. At harvest the leaves and stalks are removed and the grapes are left in tanks to “bleed” out their precious liquid over several days, a method considered superior to normal pressing. This wine has won many awards, and is worth buying at under €8. Available from Rullan Navarro Dos in Palma de Mallorca, rullan-navarro.com; and on the Costa del Sol at Exclusivas Soto, soto@exclusivas-soto.com

Chivite‘s wines, from the Navarra region, continue to be as good as any, and their Coleccion 125 range is a guarantee of quality. This top-of-therange rosado could well be the most expensive of its kind, but it is 2007 vintage – and not many rosados have that much staying power. The grape varieties used are not stated, but the wine is matured on its lees for six months, a process that has to be carefully monitored to avoid unwanted elements getting in, and matured in French oak for 11 months. Fewer than 6,000 bottles are released of each vintage, and the price of €28 reflects the intense level of care that goes into its production. In Mallorca you can find this wine at Cobadis, cobadis.es; and on the Costa del Sol at Pebar, Tel. 952 332 204.

PIRINEOS SELECCION

Bodegas Pirineos, of the Somontano region and owned by sherry firm Barbadillo, makes as reliable a range of red, white and rosado wines as you will find anywhere from one producer. There are three rosados: Pirineos Selección (€6), made from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon; Montesierra (€4.50), Tempranillo and Garnacha; and Alquézar, a very young slightly sparkling wine, known as a “vino de aguja”, like Blanc Pescador (€4.50). All are excellent, and the first-named has been awarded more prizes and higher scores than the others, while the bubbly is hard to better on a hot summer‘s day. Can be found in Mallorca at Ebasa, ebasa.com; and on the Costa del Sol at Vadevinos, vdv-vadevinos.com

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ENATE ROSADO

Enate‘s rosado, from the Somontano wine region, is about as good as it gets. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that impart a characteristic tang to the wine, it is hard to compare it to other rosados. At harvest the leaves and stalks are removed and the grapes are left in tanks to “bleed” out their precious liquid over several days, a method considered superior to normal pressing. This wine has won many awards, and is worth buying at under €8. Available from Rullan Navarro Dos in Palma de Mallorca, rullan-navarro. com; and on the Costa del Sol at Exclusivas Soto, soto@exclusivas-soto.com


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THIS ISSUE WE FOCUS ON THE CUISINE OF SÓLLER – FAMED FOR ITS ORANGE VALLEY, DATING TO THE TIME OF THE MOORS – IN OUR SUMPTUOUS FOURTH LOOK AT SPAIN’S LUXURY FOOD. THESE PRODUCTS ARE SOLD AT: FETASOLLER.COM AND COOPERATIVASOLLER.COM

FRESH TASTES HERBAL PLEASURE Sprinkled with the finest Mediterranean herbs – rosemary, oregano and thyme – this goat’s cheese has the same characteristics as „semi curat“ goat’s cheese. With its special aroma, garnished on a slice of rustic wholemeal bread, sprinkled with olive oil, it becomes a typically tasty Mallorcan morsel. You can also serve with olives, tomato and, of course, a glass of wine. fetasoller.com

Made of untreated fresh and juicy oranges… these sweet fruits are carefully treated to become a full-bodied and tasty jam. Only the sweet tasting oranges are used in order to give the jam a sweet rather than bitter taste. cooperativasoller.com

LEMON DELICACY The Rural Cooperative of Sóller offers a dainty, delicate lemon marmalade made of fresh and untreated lemons, growing in the beautiful and precious orchids of Sóller. Adding orange juice and lemon peel, this marmalade is less sour and bitter. It should not be missed on your breakfast table. cooperativasoller.com

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PURE FLAVOURS

Figs are a deliciously aromatic Mediterranean fruit… The untreated fruits just after harvest are used to make this delicious jam, which tastes good on a breakfast roll as well as in combination with curd and goat’s cheese.

Flor de Sal is the purest virgin salt of all sea salts… Refined with untreated sweet mandarins from Sóller valley, Flor de Sal Mandarina should not be missing from your kitchen.

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INTENSE AROMAS Green olives are harvested from the tree and immediately used to make olive oil with a cold press process… An amazing olive oil with a delightful flavour and intense aroma in a 750 millilitre newly designed can, it is ideal for your home as well as a great present for friends. fetasoller.com

SWEET TEMPTATION

TRADITIONAL RARITY

Made from Mallorca almonds, this velvety ice-cream has an authentic taste, enriched with small pieces of crushed almoand… irresistible for the most demanding palates. fetasoller.com

This unique olive oil is from the Can Det finca, where they still use centuries-old production methods. It represents just a small production line and is rarely found on the island. fetasoller.com

NATURALLY SPICY Based on extra virgin olive oil with additional natural fresh essences of lemons and spicy paprika Salsa Sol Picante is a delicious spice blend to accompany cold and hot food. Ideal to drizzle on bread, tomato or avocado, or to prepare salad dressing. You can also use it to marinate or fry meat, or as an addition to vegetables. fetasoller.com

REFRESHING PANACHE Presented in an elegantly designed bottle, this light Balsam Orange vinegar is flavoured with aromatic orange essences and fine spices for a soft and fruity flavour. Perfect for green salads, Russian potato salad… and creative cuisine with a touch of cava. fetasoller.com

EXCLUSIVE SELECTION Presented in an attractive metallic box, the naturally fresh Angel d’Or Orange Liqueure (31 per cent) is produced from the best orange distillates based on fully ripened, carefully selected oranges. fetasoller.com


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THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Palms down! By Sally Beale

WHEN WE THINK OF A MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND, WE IMAGINE PALM FRONDS RUSTLING IN THE WARM BREEZE, FANNING THE FOREGROUND OF A VISTA OF TURQUOISE SEA BEYOND, A PARADISE INDEED! WELL, OUR VISION IS UNDER A VERY REAL, AND VERY IMMEDIATE, THREAT. RHYNCHOPHORUS FERRUGINEUS, THE RED PALM WEEVIL, IS ADVANCING UPON PALM TREES AND KILLING THEM AT A BARELY CONTROLLABLE RATE ALL ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN, AND HAS NOW BECOME A SERIOUS PROBLEM ON MALLORCA, AFFECTING TREES ALL OVER THE ISLAND.

The adult weevil

is in fact a large, reddish brown beetle, about three centimetres long, with a red, curved back and black spots on its head. Originating in Asia, the beetle has spread with frightening speed across continents and countries, with very little effective control, to arrive in Mallorca in 2006, with devastating results. Primarily the insect attacks palms younger than 12 years, but many older specimens are also affected, and as the female lays up to 200 eggs at the base of the young leaves at the heart of the tree, and in its crown, the emerging grubs feed on the tender shoots and soft tissue of the young leaves, burrowing quickly towards the centre of the tree as they feed, and leaving behind them tunnels and large cavities, which weaken the trunk.

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It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the PALM TREE it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened. Philip Sidney

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The larva pupates inside a cocoon woven of brown palm fibre (the locals call these “croquetas� as they closely resemble the local dish of that name) and then emerges as an adult capable of flying more than 100 metres to infest the next tree, and recommence the cycle. The weevils are capable of four reproductive cycles a year, so diffusion of the problem is exponential. Palms affected often do not display symptoms of infestation until the damage is beyond repair, and in any case between 80 and 90 per cent of those trees affected will not recover, even with treatment. Obviously, the sooner treatment can begin the better the chance of recovery, and this is why it is vital for all of us gardeners to be super vigilant. EARLY SIGNS The first sign of infestation in a palm tree is wilting of the leaves around the outside, quickly followed by drying out and collapsing of those near the crown. Within two weeks, the tree will look asymmetrical, untidy and dry, and very soon after that it may die.

They will remove the tree and dispose of it if it is too badly affected to treat, or advise on treatment if not. Since May 2010 government legislation states that no unauthorised pruning of palms is

The preferred food of the Red Palm Weevil is the beautiful, perfectly symmetrical and grandiose Phoenix canariensis, a great garden favourite here in Mallorca, but if there is no immediate source of this it will move on to attack the true date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, and it has been observed locally that it will even eat and destroy Washingtonia filifera, its taller cousin, and, alarmingly, some species of Agave, including Agave attenuata. It is vital that all garden owners be alert for signs of the problem. In Mallorca, the Conselleria de Agricultura y Pesca requires that it be informed immediately if the plague is spotted.

allowed on the island, and all pruners must apply for a certificate from the Conselleria in order to lawfully prune palms. This is to help the department control the spread of the problem and be aware of which trees are infested and under treatment. Once an affected tree is diagnosed, it must be removed and destroyed the same day if its disease is too far advanced to treat. This means cutting down the tree if it cannot be saved, or cutting to at least one and a half metres below the last visible larval tunnel if treatment is considered worthwhile, in order to be sure no insects remain inside the trunk. The affected fronds, leaves and trunk must then be cut up into pieces no larger than 50 centimetres in length, and taken in a sealed truck to TIRME in Palma, where they can be disposed of and burnt free of charge. The truck must be sealed in order to prevent adult insects flying away and infecting trees along the route. Palm owners may burn their own detritus, or shred it, but the shredder used must be small enough to destroy all larvae, or else the cycle will start up again. The best solution in case of doubt is to contact a professional garden service, or the Conselleria, and ask their advice. PREVENTATIVE CONTROL Prevention is clearly better than cure, and in the case of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus the only sure ways are fumigating or trunk injec-

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tions. The treatment must be done monthly without fail, and unfortunately is not cheap. Treatment must be done by a professional gardener, though this is much less expensive than waiting until the tree is damaged and must be removed permanently or saved with very cost intensive surgery. Palm owners can either inject the trees themselves on a monthly basis or fumigate their own trees, applying the products with a fine nozzled spray into the tender heart of the tree, also repeating every month. For professional advice contact our partner The Garden Company or other professional gardeners in your area. Failure to treat palm trees now incurs an enormous fine, so be informed, and be aware! As well as insecticide, the weevils can be controlled by pheromone lures or pitfall traps, but for most of us fumigating and trunk injections are the easiest and most practical way to go, albeit contrary to principles of environmental cohabitation and ecological gardening… A difficult choice to make for conscientious gardeners who are increasingly aware of the devastating effects of poison on our soil. Above: a healthy palm tree‘s bark Below: an infected palm tree with permanent hollow needle for trunk injections

Recently I attended an evening devoted to the control of this plague at the Andratx town hall, and was impressed how many

people were there to learn more. Representatives from ABEJA, the Asociación Balear de Empreses de Jardinería, had organised talks by scientists, who explained the problem to us, followed by other talks from members of the Conselleria de Agricultura y Pesca, and from professional gardeners and garden centre owners who made suggestions on pest control. It was gratifying to see how much everyone cares about the lovely trees that grace our island. I left with the feeling that it is incumbent upon all of us to be vigilant, and do our best to protect and preserve our trees, the lungs of the earth, though my reluctance to use strong chemicals in my own garden has left me unsure of how to achieve this goal. What choice should we make? Food for thought...

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Sóller & Port de Sóller A haven of bucolic charm and seaside chic THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY MIGHT HAVE SPENT LESS TIME ON SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN MALLORCA THIS YEAR BUT THERE WAS ONE VISIT THE YOUNGEST MEMBERS WERE NOT GOING TO MISS.

On a sun-drenched August day Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and their two daughters Leonor and Sofia boarded the famous wooden tourist train in Palma’s Plaza de España for the 27-kilometre journey through the picturesque Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range to Sóller – accompanied by bemused tourists and a bevy of press photographers on hand to capture the moment for posterity. The Sóller municipality offers tourists and residents an idyllic blend of tradition and modernity. Located three kilometres inland from the port, in a rolling valley lush with lemon and orange groves and quaint hamlets, Sóller village is home to stately mansions with grand façades and elegant architec-

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Area Focus ture, many dating to the 16th century. The focus of town life is the Plaça Constitució, surrounded by cafés and verdant plane trees. The aforementioned historic tram passes through the plaza on its way to and from the main station, which has been restored to incorporate a Picasso and Joan Miró museum. The Sant Bartomeu church is flanked by the town hall and Banco de Sóller, a 1912 Modernista building designed by Catalan architect Joan Rubió i Bellver, a follower of Antoni Gaudí. The original building dates from before 1236, and the current main interior structure is now largely baroque (1688–1733), with the bell-tower blending in with its neo-gothic design. The old street plan is of Islamic origin. Located on the outskirts of the town, the Jardí Botanic (botanical garden) is laid out with native plants of the Balearics and Mediterranean islands, while the Modernista mansion in the garden houses the Museum of Balearic Natural Sciences.

Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel & Spa

The Andratx-Pollença highway runs through the valley and Sóller is conveniently linked to Palma by a highway and toll tunnel, as well as the “Orange Express” tramline to the port. Nestling in a sheltered bay, originally inhabited during the Stone Age and later becoming famous as a major citrus fruit trading centre and hub of cultural exchange, the port bustles with tourist activity during the day before taking on a more relaxing mode in the evenings as visitors and residents enjoy the excellent range of cafés, bars and restaurants stretching along the promenade of Sóller’s two main beaches, Platja den Repic and Platja des Través. One of the most impressive – and recent – modern bridges to Sóller’s venerable past is the spectacular Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel & Spa. Inaugurated in spring, the hotel looms above the rugged coastline, offering guests breath-taking views from its five-star deluxe suites.

10 reasons to buy in Sóller • Exceptional mountain and seaside setting • Historic train to Palma… and tramline to port • Sweeping citrus and olive groves • Picturesque valley hamlets • UNESCO World Heritage site Sierra de Tramuntana • Picasso and Joan Miro museum • Historical architecture • Verdant botanical gardens • Modern infrastructure and amenities • Properties holding their value

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Property Showcase PUIGPUNYENT

Impressive Country Residence close to Palma

This 200-year old grand manor house and estate on a substantial plot of 117,000 square metres is currently undergoing a complete and major refurbishment. The developers have extensive experience in residential work, creating grand houses in the UK, Ireland, Mallorca and the US. This imposing house is only a 15-minute drive through beautiful scenery to Palma. Situated in a picturesque and traditional Mallorcan village, it enjoys breath-taking views of the Tramuntana mountains. After entering the gates the house is approached along an impressive driveway, giving a panoramic view of the property. Beyond the entrance hallway is a spectacular central courtyard entirely covered by an ancient vine.

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Property Showcase

Four wings provide enormous potential for varied and spacious accommodation, with up to nine bedrooms. The substantial grounds give a multitude of opportunities to create a unique residence in this outstanding location. Refurbishment is well underway, including plans for both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The property is offered for sale at any stage as the work progresses, or indeed completed to a full specification (price on application). This is truly one of the finest country residences in Mallorca.

More Information: Michael Perkins Finest Properties Tel. 971 130 831 Michaelperkins-finestproperties.com Ref: F1001 Price On Application

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TOWNHOUSE IN SANTANYI COMPLETELY RENOVATED

Plot size 380 m2, Constructed area 250 m2, , Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 3 Price 980.000,- â‚Ź

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Villa in Cala Santanyi with great sea views Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3, Constructed area 350 m2 Price on request. Ref. 1239

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Townhouse in Es Llombards – completely renovated Bedr. 3, Bathr. 2, constr. area 231 m2 Price on request. Ref. 1201

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In the Know

PROPERTY TRENDS AIRPORTS OF THE FUTURE A design created as prefabricated, mass-produced islands situated in the Thames Estuary has won first prize in an international competition to find the airports of the future. Two hundred student submissions were received for the Fentress Global Challenge. Organised by Fentress Architects, the competition showcased imagined possibilities in airport design, with participants encouraged to integrate concepts of urbanisation; globalisation; innovations in materials, technologies, aesthetics, flexibility, security and adaptability; and traveller experience from “curbside to airside”. The winning entry from London South Bank University student Oliver Andrew, “LDN Delta Airport”, was designed to “ease the overcrowding of the surrounding airports as there are no cars, runways or check-in desks… (it) is served solely via public transportation. Flight information is connected through passengers‘ cell phones, providing the departure time and assigned gate. The airport supports vertical takeoff with hypersonic jets capable of flying at the edge of space, lifting off from purposebuilt landing pads, and uses the tidal currents to run on total sustainable power.” The second-placed entry from Martin Sztyk, “Los Angeles”, was self-sustaining through the use of algae grown in nearby farms as a renewable resource. Third place went to Alexander Nevarez’s design for “Pocket Airports”, which used existing infrastructure within a city for the airport. More information: fentressarchitects.com

RESORT IN THE TOP LEAGUE Plans are underway to develop the first tourism complex built under the Real Madrid trademark. The reigning Spanish La Liga champions have named Ras Al Khaimah’s Marjan Island as the United Arab Emirates site for a branded theme park valued at US$1 billion. The 50-hectare “Real Madrid Resort Island” will feature a theme park, stadium and museum dedicated to the football club, as well as residential and luxury hotel facilities. It is scheduled to be open in January 2015.

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IN BRIEF

The first luxury apartment building fully-furnished and decorated by Hermès has been unveiled at The Marq on Paterson Hill in Singapore. La Table Hermès creative director Yves Taralon and Michelle Cheong, creative director of the SC Global design team, spearheaded the project, which features a combination of Hermès furniture, furnishing fabrics, wallpapers, carpets, tableware, made-to-order leather upholstered items and artworks. • The British Embassy has warned potential buyers of property in Spain “to avoid cutting corners when purchasing a home or holiday apartment”. Notes embassy property adviser Alex Brown, “You should exercise extreme caution if an estate agent, promoter or lawyer urges you to cut corners to save money or time… There is a wealth of information on the Embassy’s UKinSpain website (ukinspain.fco.gov.uk). We strongly urge people to check the advice in full, make sure they use fully qualified, reputable advisers throughout the purchase process, and avoid any kind of ‘dodgy deal’ that could end up costing huge amounts of heartache and hard-earned money later on.” • Chinese architecture firm Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) is planning to build the world’s tallest building in just 90 days. It took more than five years to build the current tallest building, the 828-metre “Burj Khalifa” in Dubai, and BSB is confident it can take the title by constructing the 838-metre “Sky City” in just three months. The building will have 220 stories, cover one million square metres of floor space, and be serviced by 104 elevators.

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FROM LONDON… TO BERLIN With the international spotlight on the Olympics and Paralympics this summer, London’s residential property market was described as “one of the most dynamic in the world”. According to Engel & Völkers, highend real estate in the UK capital continues to be regarded as a save haven for secure investment, while low interest rates, a “growing fear of inflation” and uncertainty about the future of the euro, as well as the Olympic Games, all bolstered this trend during the first six months of 2012. “We are registering a growth in demand for prestigious homes in all desirable locations,” notes Alix McAlinden, managing director of Engel & Völkers in Chelsea. “The shortage of properties on the market means that we are seeing price rise in some cases of up to 10 per cent over the same period in the previous year.” Around 60 per cent of buyers are foreign nationals looking to invest their money outside the Eurozone, including Greek nationals in 2010 and 2011, followed by wealthy Spanish and Italian buyers. The level of demand from Russian, Kazakh, Chinese and Middle Eastern clients is also reportedly on the rise. Meanwhile, the most expensive residential locations in Germany have also risen significantly in value between 2010 and 2011, especially in Berlin and Hamburg and Munich, and on Lake Starnberg. A comprehensive survey of the most exclusive residential addresses in Germany, published by Engel & Völkers, found that record price highs had also been recorded in holiday regions on the northern and Baltic Sea coasts and in the Alpine region. “On Lake Starnberg, at prime addresses in the lakeside town of Berg, rare lakeside plots are already reaching prices per square metre of up to €25,000 in exceptional cases. The dynamic of the price trend in these locations has become reminiscent of the development witnessed on the island of Sylt. In Kampen, the most sought-after part of Sylt, unaltered prices of as much as €35,000 per square metre mark the highest end of the market.”


In the Know By Charlotte Hanson

PROPERTY MARKET Update

AUSTERITY Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy won’t be winning any popularity competitions this year. Less than 12 months into his term of office, he has been accused by those who voted for him of procrastinating and prevaricating, hopelessly burying his head in the sand. But actions speak louder than words and his austerity reforms have certainly got them talking. Rajoy wanted his austerity measures, valued at €65 billion, to move the country forward by increasing revenue and cutting expenditure, and to represent “a milestone in the modernisation” of Spain. But a poll published in El País newspaper claimed that a staggering 80 per cent of Spaniards have little or no confidence in Rajoy. Instead they have taken to the streets: in Madrid, firemen protested alongside policemen and civil guards while miners marched down from Asturias to demonstrate their anger and desperation; students in Pamplona called for a general strike; and civil servants nationwide dressed in mourning. But what does it all mean to those looking to buy or sell a property?

INCREASE IN IVA / VAT The rise in IVA, the Impuesto Sobre el Valor Añadido or value added tax, was implemented on 1 September. It has been the most widely reported of all the austerity measures announced, predominantly because rises in IVA affect the largest proportion of the population in Spain. Nearly every product or service in Spain is subject to IVA and there are three different rates which everyone has to pay: Super Reduced Rate (4%)… The lowest rate applies only to the most basic of items such as bread, eggs, cheese, milk, fruit, vegetables, books (apart from school materials, which rise to 21%), newspapers and medicines. The rate of IVA for these products will remain at 4%. Reduced Rate (increasing from 8% to 10%)… This middle rate applies to most food items (except the most basic as above), contact lenses, spectacles, performances, sport and leisure, hotels and restaurants (except those deemed to be super luxury) and public transport.

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Standard Rate (increasing from 18% to 21%)… The standard rate applies to most products that you buy including alcohol, tobacco, cars, CDs, DVDs, electronics, appliances, furniture and so on. Importantly, the purchase of a new property direct from developer is subject to the Reduced Rate of IVA. In August 2011, then Prime Minster José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero introduced a temporary measure slashing IVA on new properties to four per cent in an attempt to revitalise the flagging real estate market and shift some of the huge stock of empty, new properties clogging up the coastal tourist areas in particular. During their election campaign, Rajoy’s party (Partido Popular) pledged to extend this measure for an extra 12 months. The special rate is only applicable in limited circumstances when a property is being sold directly by the developer, for the first time. It does not apply to reposses-


In the Know sions, even if the properties have been seized from the developer as they have, in effect, already been subject to one transfer of ownership to the bank. It has been confirmed that this special measure will be terminated at the end of the year and IVA on new property purchases will be increased to the new higher rate of Reduced Rate IVA at 10 per cent. This has serious implications for the property market in Spain and will cause many prospective purchasers to re-evaluate the timing of their transaction. Should they buy now and take advantage of the lower rate of tax, or wait until next year when it is predicted that prices will have fallen even further? For example, the purchaser of a new €1 million property will need to decide whether to buy now and save €60,000 in IVA, or wait until 2013 and see if the value has dropped by more than this amount. But this is not the only reform they need to consider!

Purchasers of resale and bank-repossessed properties not subject to IVA have to pay ITP, or Impuesto de Transmisiones Patrimoniales, which is set by the autonomous regional government where the property is located and banded depending on the purchase price as follows: Andalucía:

8% on first € 400,000 9% on subsequent € 400,001 to € 700,000 10% on remainder over € 700,001

Mallorca:

7% on first €300,000 8% on subsequent € 300,001 to € 500,000 9% on subsequent € 500,001 to € 700,000 10% on remainder over € 700,001

As the autonomous regions are under just as much pressure as the national government to reduce their deficits, it is likely that these percentages will also increase although no announcements have been made to that effect. Abolition of income tax relief for purchase of a primary residence…

At the moment, many property owners qualify for 15 per cent income tax relief on mortgage payments up to €9,040 made annually on their primary residence. This means that it’s possible to save up to €1,356 per year as a single person or €2,712 as a couple. Those purchasing a primary residence in 2012 may, therefore, save additional amounts if they are able to secure a mortgage and benefit from this tax relief before it is abolished in 2013. Another factor to consider in the question of whether to buy now or wait for future price decreases! Of course, there are many more questions to ask before deciding when and if to make a property purchase. We’d all rather have a crystal ball with the answers but in its absence economists advise that a price drop of between 10% and 20% will equate to the tax advantages of buying a new property from a developer in 2012. Some real estate agents argue that the reforms will do nothing to boost or hinder property sales, believing instead that Spain must first address its horrendous unemployment figures and improve public confidence in the country and its finances. Agents selling primarily to foreigners in tourist areas may disagree, especially in the coastal towns where gluts of new properties are still patiently awaiting their new owners.

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A day in the life of... MALLORCA LIFE & STYLE RECOMMEND MONEYCORP, LEADING CURRENCY EXCHANGE SPECIALISTS TO ALL OUR READERS. MONEYCORP SERVE BOTH PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES. THEY ARE FSA AUTHORISED AND REGULATED AND OFFER SAFE, SECURE CURRENCY TRANSFERS, SO THAT YOUR MONEY ARRIVES WHERE IT SHOULD DO, WHEN IT SHOULD DO. Despite trading billions in currencies each year, Moneycorp still understand the value of the personal touch and aim to place their customers at the heart of everything they do. We bring you a glimpse into an average working day for John Goldie, senior dealer with Moneycorp’s private client division, and Clarisse Musselwhite, Moneycorp’s account manager based in Mallorca.

CLARISSE

I am normally up by 6.45am and ready for work between 8.30am and 9.00am. I travel all over Mallorca by car, and the length and structure of my day is determined by my appointment schedule. I am based in Alaro. It is a beautiful village and gives me easy access to anywhere on the island. I plan my schedule carefully but at the same time need to be flexible, should any of my customers have an urgent requirement. Fortunately I work with a great team, both on the Spanish mainland and in our London office. I usually start the day by checking my emails and reading Moneycorp’s market update, which is available to anyone through our main website. The update is no substitute for the expertise of a qualified currency dealer, like John, but is very useful for simply helping my customers to keep in touch with general developments that influence the rate. Moneycorp believe in transparency and we like to keep our customers informed. Mornings are always busy for me and a light breakfast is my normal routine. Fortunately, many businesses in Mallorca follow the traditional siesta hours, which means that I do get the chance to stop for lunch. This is not always relaxation time, however, as it is not uncommon to conduct business over lunch in Mallorca. I am usually back in front of my computer by late afternoon and I spend as long as is required checking emails, returning phone calls and liaising with colleagues. I usually finish around 7pm but my phone is always on. To relax after work, I am fortunate in living where I do. Mallorca is a great place for outdoor activities. We have lovely walks, beautiful beaches, good restaurants and a fabulous climate.

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JOHN

I live in Chiswick, West London, and it only takes around 25 minutes to travel to the Moneycorp office in central London. This means that I can set my alarm for 6.15am and still arrive at 7.30am. If the tubes are particularly congested, however, I have been known to complete the final leg of my journey, from Earls Court, on a “Boris Bike”. Admittedly, cycling is not an activity I would normally choose to wear a suit for. On the tube, I normally read City AM, the free London financial paper. In my job, it is very important to be up to date on any news items or global developments which might influence rate movements. At Moneycorp, we offer highly competitive rates of exchange and have to be alert to economic data and significant technical levels for the major currency pairs. Each morning my team have a short market update where we monitor recent trends and target levels. I have a large database of customers who I keep in regular contact with. My job is to guide them through the process of trading their money at a favourable time. As a normal, working person, I completely respect that saving money is important to my customers. I regularly liaise with our overseas offices to keep abreast of any local issues which may affect this. For example, the repatriation service we offer in Mallorca represents a fantastic way to save money on Spanish bank charges if you are repatriating property sale proceeds. When based at our Knightsbridge office, visiting the Harvey Nicholls sandwich hall was always a favourite Friday lunchtime treat, but I now spend more time at our Victoria office, where lunch is a quick sandwich from the local food market and then back to my desk to be available for customers For further information about calling in. Moneycorp’s services, or how I usually finish work around 5.30pm UK time, but to register with them, consometimes can be on duty till 10pm. Our opening tact mallorca@moneycorp. hours are designed for customer convenience com, call Mallorca in Spain as we speak to people across the world, in all on (+34) 902 887 243 or visit different time zones. moneycorp.com/spain. Please To relax after work, I enjoy sport and play in a remember to tell Moneycorp Sunday football league side, when I am not spenthat you saw this article in ding time with my wife, friends and family. Home+Couture.


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Living at Sea SANLORENZO SL94

Modern transformation of a classic SANLORENZO HAS CONSISTENTLY MAINTAINED A TRADITIONAL FEEL TO ITS TOP LINES OVER THE YEARS. THE NEW SL94 CONTINUES THAT TREND – BALANCING ELEGANCE, VOLUME BALANCE AND PROPER RATIO BETWEEN SOLID BODY AND OPENINGS – BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE SHIPYARD HAS HARMONIOUSLY CONDENSED THE NEW STYLING ELEMENTS INTRODUCED IN THE MULTI-AWARD-WINNING SL104.

This ongoing evolution has inspired the inclusion of large windows and rectangular potholes to boost the natural light, a contemporary profile and modern interior design (including separate formal dining area and saloon), and a flybridge on the upper deck (with an optional hard-top) that is larger than on most similar-sized boats and thus allows for an additional social area, while also being kept tender-free with the addition of a large stern garage. The 28.60-metre SL94 can host up to eight guests in luxury style (master suite, VIP and two twin cabins), and includes large crew quarters for four. Two engine options are available: a pair of 1,415kW (1,890 HP) Caterpillar C32 Acerts generating a top speed of 27 knots and cruising speed of 25 knots; or twin 1,630kW (2,100 HP) MTU 16V 2000M92s for 29 and 26 knots, respectively.

SIGNIFICANT INNOVATIONS The contemporary exterior lines are inflected on the larger SL104 composition elements, thanks to soft touches on the sheer line, the windows and the shape of the transom and flybridge. The most distinctive elements are rectangular portholes, wide windows at the main deck and powerful uprights supporting the aft part of the flybridge. These can be painted in the same colour as the optional hard-top, which covers part of the flybridge (the other version has a radar arch and softtop). The flybridge is largely customisable with furniture and decoration, and the glassed, transparent hand-rail, finished with a teak top, provides an unlimited view of the surrounding panorama.

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One of the most significant technical innovations is the configuration of the stern, with the transom hiding a roomy garage. A 15-foot (4.50-metre) tender can be placed by beam, utilising a moving system that allows a tender of that large size to be fitted while, at the same time, maintaining the two side stairways from the swimming platform (which moves up and down to facilitate easy access for guests and water toys) to the main deck. This solution maximises the interior volumes without moving the engine room forward. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski and the in-house team and enriched by a wide choice of materials, the interior decoration features naturally and tri-dimensionally treated veneers, bulkheads in whitened and planned oak, wooden furniture treated with a “fabric” effect and panels painted with metallic shade. The large salon on the main deck has enhanced lighting thanks to its wide windows and is totally separated from the dining room by a staircase leading to the lower deck, ensuring more intimate relaxation in the living area, as well as an ample space behind double doors for guests to dine in privacy. The galley is in front and sided by the crew mess, with the crew quarters on the lower

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deck, in front, joined by a stairway beside the mess. Overall, the lower deck has a classical layout: an open-space owner’s cabin (including shower cabin and vanity desk on the starboard side and more privacy dedicated to the toilet) at mid-ship; VIP cabin in front; and two twin-bed guest cabins in the middle. With its deference to Sanlorenzo’s venerable history and its commitment to cutting-edge contemporary design, the new semi-custom SL94 superbly bridges the gap between the Ameglia shipyard’s SL88 and SL104.


Property Showcase SON VIDA

Luxury Mansion with Superb Sea Views

This exceptional south-facing mansion is distributed over three well-appointed levels. The ground floor includes a large entrance hall with high ceilings, spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, office, large kitchen and guest toilet. The master bedroom, with dressing area and en-suite bathroom, is located on the first floor, together with three other bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. On the basement level there is an indoor pool, sauna and gym area, several utility rooms, a laundry room and bathroom, and a garage with space for two cars. There is also a separate apartment for staff, with a bedroom and bathroom. Top-quality features include marble floors, reversible air-conditioning with heat pump, high ceilings with visible wooden beams in the bedrooms, large panoramic windows, wooden windows and double-glazing. Beautiful open and covered terraces provide panoramic views over the bay of Palma, while outdoors the property includes a swimming pool with sun terrace, attractive garden with mature trees, barbecue area – and lots of privacy!

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AREA DIRECTORY Welcome to the Villa & Vida area directory, where we showcase the island’s most eligible properties in an easy to digest format. We are well aware that the majority of property hunting is done on the internet these days, quite simply because the online search method is much easier and more efficient in terms of finding a property that ticks all the boxes. Therefore, our area guide has been created based on this internet model. Within our directory, you can search for your dream property by area in ascending price order. We are confident you will find what you are looking for right here, so grab a coffee and happy hunting!

POLLENÇA

SÓLLER ARTA INCA PALMA SURROUNDINGS SON VIDA

ANDRATX CALVIÀ

PALMA

LLUCMAJOR

ADVERTISE WITH US! To advertise a property within our Area Directory please get in touch at +34 971 450 432 or email us at info@villayvida.com (Please bear in mind we do not advertise the same property more than once, so any duplications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. Get in touch now to avoid disappointment).

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SANTANYÍ


Stylish Contemporary Villa in Puerto Andratx

Substantial Penthouse in Santa Ponsa

€695,000

3

3

317m

A3004

Elegant Villa with sea views in Costa d'en Blanes €3,250,000 5

4

576m

2.300m

V3068

Exceptional Country Estate in Son Font

€3,750,000

5

5

607m

4.000m

F3004

€1,300,000

4

3

286m

1.072m

V3059

Large Villa wonderful sea views in Porto Cristo €2,490,000

5

6

700m

1.250m

V7001

Impressive Country Residence in Llucmajor

€2,400,000

5

5

500m

52.000m

tel: +34 971 130831 info@michaelperkins-finestproperties.com

www.michaelperkins-finestproperties.com

F7002


AREA: SOUTHWEST & PALMA Santa Ponsa

1

1

A0311

45 m2

6 m2

€ 142.000

A0480

2

1

€290.000

80 m2

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

Palma

1

55 m2

81 m2

€ 398.000

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

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1

58 m2

6 m2

€ 250.000

Nova Santa Ponsa

2

2

69 m2

A0475

51 m2

€ 299.000

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256 A0447

1

1

A0485

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

Illetas

Illetas

Sol de Mallorca

5

2

V3064

156 m2

250 m2

€ 535.000

Michael Perkins Finest Properties www.michaelperkins-finestproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 130 831


AREA: SOUTHWEST & PALMA Illetas

3

A0402

3

104 m2

32 m2

€575.000

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

Puerto Andratx

2

2

3

2

30323

€ 875.000

130 m2

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

A3018

135 m2

Santa Ponsa

€ 895.000

Calvia

5

V0456

3

824 m2

218 m2

€ 900.000

Michael Perkins Finest Properties www.michaelperkins-finestproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 130 831

Beaumount Properties www.beaumountproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 697 256

Palma

Puerto Andratx

4

80324

3

230 m2

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

€ 1.260.000

70298

m2

1300 m2

€ 1.500.000

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

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AREA: SOUTH-WEST & PALMA Genova

4

80301

3

330 m2

1030 m2

€ 1.500.000

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

Cala Vinyes

5

4

1450 m2

4

5

V3041

787 m2

2108 m2

€ 5.300.000

Michael Perkins Finest Properties www.michaelperkins-finestproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 130 831

V3061

500 m2

Sol de Mallorca

€ 1.750.000

Sol de Mallorca

4

3

V3047

519 m2

1539 m2

€ 1.900.000

Michael Perkins Finest Properties www.michaelperkins-finestproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 130 831

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Santa Ponsa Bay

Santa Ponsa

6

5

362 m2

V3075

1500 m2

€ 1.975.000

Michael Perkins Finest Properties www.michaelperkins-finestproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 130 831

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4

4

V-9191

335 m2

1100 m2

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

€ 1.950.000


AREA: SOUTH-WEST & PALMA Cas Catala

5

5

V3056

450 m2

€2.200.000

1340 m2

Son Vida

4

20367

4

380 m2

€ 3.000.000

2403 m2

Michael Perkins Finest Properties www.michaelperkins-finestproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 130 831

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

Puerto Andratx, Monport

Puerto Andratx

5

6

585 m2

V-4812

€5.900.000

1876 m2

5

4

30107

500 m2

8400 m2

Price on request

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

5

841 m2

€ 8.900.000

1566 m2

Michael Perkins Finest Properties www.michaelperkins-finestproperties.com | Tel: +34 971 130 831

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

Santa Maria

5

V3077

Costa d‘en Blanes

4

4

286 m2

60402

1200 m2

Price on request

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

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AREA: PALMA & SOUTH-EAST Arenal - Apartment

007

Advertise here! Call 971 450 432 Email info@villayvida.com

3

2

€ 175.000

104 m2

Dressler & Partner www.bauenmallorca.eu | Tel: +34 971 125 375

Cala Santanyí

3

2

W-00CMIX

308 m2

711 m2

€ 790.000

Engel & Völkers Süd-Ost S.L. www.engelvoelkers.com/southeast | Tel: +34 971 64 21 01

Llucmajor

4

170 m2

1130 m2

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

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5

W-00D7Q2

5

666 m2

20.918 m2

€ 1.399.995

Engel & Völkers Süd-Ost S.L. www.engelvoelkers.com/southeast | Tel: +34 971 64 21 01

F-1088

2

Calonge

€ 595.000

Cala d‘Or

8+3

W-0136C6

10+2

730 m2

1850 m2

Price on request

Engel & Völkers Süd-Ost S.L. www.engelvoelkers.com/southeast | Tel: +34 971 64 21 01


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AREA: SOUTH-EAST Cala Llombards

4

2

1209

150 m2

400 m2

€ 375.000

Jerome Ledin Inmobiliaria www.jl-immobilien.de | Tel: +34 971 65 35 57

Cala Llombards

3

2

700 m2

€690.000

Jerome Ledin Inmobiliaria www.jl-immobilien.de | Tel: +34 971 65 35 57

Cás Concos/San Salvador

4

4

493 m2

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

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2

165 m2

231 m2

€ 399.000

Porto Cristo

3

5

V-9112

493 m2

744 m2

€ 2.950.000

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

F-8889

25859 m2

3

1201

Jerome Ledin Inmobiliaria www.jl-immobilien.de | Tel: +34 971 65 35 57 1174

180 m2

Con Negre

€4.200.000

Son Macià (4-star country hotel)

15

900 m2

57000 m2

G-1225

€ 4.300.000

Finest Selection Mallorca Hotelbroker www.mallorca-hotelbroker.com | Tel. +34 971 911 254


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REF: 70104 Andratx - 4-5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms - 3.600.000 EUR

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AREA: SOUTH-EAST Porto Cristo

3

3

Casa Blanca A0

156 m2

114 m2

€ 545.400

Son Alegre www.son-alegre.de | Tel: +34 971 81 51 98

Porto Cristo

3

3

Las Torres II A0

219 m2

95 m2

€ 688.200

Son Alegre www.son-alegre.de | Tel: +34 971 81 51 98

Porto Cristo

7

7

Cubo II

446 m2

310 m2

Son Alegre www.son-alegre.de | Tel: +34 971 81 51 98

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€1.900.000


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AREA: SOUTH-EAST & NORTH Santanyi

6

90450

7

516 m2

1.395 m2

€4.500.000

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

Arta

1

810 m2

27.000 m2

€3.850.000

500 m2

F-7777

1.800.000 m2

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

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2

387 m2

1.120 m2

€ 1.950.000

Ses Salines

3

4

F-4455

900 m2

2.5151 m2

€ 4.400.000

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

Mallorca Gold www.mallorcagold.com | Tel: +34 971 790 701

Pollenca

3

V-2322

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

90451

1

Bonaire-Alcudia

€4.700.000

Formentor

6

5

V-9979

784 m2

4.400 m2

Finest Selection Real Estate www.finest-selection.com | Tel: +34 971 911 254

€ 9.000.000


SALES - PROPERTY SEARCH - RENTALS

PUIGPUÑENT (V0432)

260.000 €

ILLETAS (A0402)

575.000 €

In the picturesque and very cosmopolitan mountain village of Puigpuñent lies this charming, rustic townhouse. Built on 2 floors with a living-area of 75m2, living area of 75m2 with a fireplace, WC, neat kitchen and small garage downstairs. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom and a wonderful 25m2 terrace with breathtaking country views.

Superb location, private entrance and the most stunning sea- and beach views, this is a truly attractive, tip-top property! Built on 2 floors, 104m2 living-area with a large 32m2, partially glassed in terrace, 2 living-rooms, beautiful kitchen, bathroom and storage downstairs. Upstairs there are 3 lovely bedrooms, 2 with sea-views and 2 bathrooms, parking.

NOVA SANTA PONSA (V0467)

PALMA NOVA (V0359)

1.490.000 €

749.000 €

This beautiful, spacious family villa was built in 2001 and is located in a quiet residential area, on a plot of 1.200m2. The living-area area is approx. 250m2 and there are 2 terraces of 200m2. The villa comprises of 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and enjoys a lush garden with play-areas, pool, garage and storage. The center of Santa Ponsa and Port Adriano are only a few minutes by car.

Opportunity! Large family villa in quiet residential area, only 4 min. walk to beach, all on one level. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, super living-area with fireplace, excellent for anyone with a disability. Lovely garden. Downstairs there are 2 fully equipped studios and a 1 bedroom apartment with private entrance! Total living-area 306m2, plot 945m2.

SANTA PONSA (V0471)

PUERTO PORTALS (V0474)

1.695.000 €

Magnificent spacious family villa with amazing widespread sea- and country views, on the border of Santa Ponsa/Costa de la Calma. This great villa has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms with a living-area of 476m2 and the large, beautiful plot is on 2.020m2. The garden is immaculate, mainly lawned and there is a great pool-area and several large terraces, all with brilliant views!

1.680.000 €

Exceptional villa with outstanding see views in prestigious Costa den Blanes! Within walking-distance to famous Puerto Portals marina, very private plot of 1.100m2, living-area of 248m2 on two floors, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lovely heated pool, surrounding area with WC, BBQ and sunbathing-space, fruit orchard, outhouse.The villa needs a bit of modernizing, could be 2 separate apartments. A must see!


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BATHROOMS AQUAQUAE C/ Llucmajor, 38 Portixol, Palma Tel. 971 420 600 aquaquae.com ALOU BARCELO FONTANERIA C/ De Na Ravandella Santanyí Tel. 971 641 675 aloubarcelo.com AUBAPOOL C/ Marroig, 6A Llucmajor Tel. 971 662 629 aubapool.es CALIZAS MALLORCA Gran Via Asima, 7 Palma de Mallorca Tel. 971 432 210 calizasmallorca.com CAN CABOT Camp de S‘ Oca, 13 Soller Tel. 971 630 796 cancabot.com DUCHA FRESCA C/ Ca‘n Cavalleria, 17 Palma de Mallorca Tel. 971 712 210 duchafresca.net ALMACENES FEMENIAS Pol. Son Castello Tel. 971 430 484 femenias.com KERA GRES 16 de Juliol, 28 Palma de Mallorca Tel. 971 434 240 keragres.es MACODOR Crta. Calonge-Cala d‘Or Cala d‘Or Tel. 971 658 210 macodor.com PORCELANOSA Gran Via Asima, 21 Palma de Mallorca Tel. 971 430 667 porcelanosagrupo.com

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INTERIOR DESIGN AMBIENCE HOME DESIGN Crta. Ronda San Pedro d Alcántara Tel. 952 788 691 ambiencehomedesign.com ARENAY HOME Pol. Ind. San Pedro San Pedro Alcántara Tel. 952 780 886 arenay-home.com BO CONCEPT Crta. Mijas-Fuengirola Km. 3.5 Tel. 951 242 092 boconcept.es CASASOLA Ctra. Cádiz-Málaga Km. 184.5 Marbella Tel. 952 772 758, 952 772 762 mueblescasasola.com CLIVE CHRISTIAN Marbella Club Tel. 952 808 402 DECORHAUS Crta. Mijas-Fuengirola Km. 3.5 Tel. 902 200 107 decorhaus.es DESIGN BY PENANC Tel. 619 34 20 43 penanc.com DESIGN CONCEPT C/ Cinc, 3 .P.I. La Ermita Marbella Tel. 952 828 657 designconcept-marbella.com

DM INTERIORS C/ CInc, 3, Pl. La Ermita Sotogrande Tel. 952 828 657 dminteriors.es DESIGN STUDIO Ctra Ronda, La Cancela de la Quinta, Edificio 3, Local 3.2 B San Pedro de Alcántara

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MIKKU Urb. La Cancelo San Pedro Alcántara Tel. 952 853 063 mikku.es MISENDEMEURE Marbella Tel. 952 857 396 misendemeure.com

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FLAMANT HOME INTERIORS Marbella Club Tel. 952 771 038

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G L DISENO Edif España en la Mano CN-340 Km. 189 Las Chapas Marbella Tel. 952 830 483

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EL OLIVO Hotel La Residencia, Son Canals Deià Tel. 971 639 011

MIDORI (BLAU PORTOPETRO) Carrer des Far 16 Porto Petro, Santany Tel. 971 648 282

AGAPONTO Camino del Faro 2 Puerto de Sóller Tel. 971 633 860

EL PATIO Ctra. d‘es Port Andratx Tel. 971 671 703

MISA BRASERIA Can Maçanet 1 Palma Tel. 971 595 301 misabraseria.com

SIKI, ROBATA GRILL & SUSHI BAR Gran Via Puig des Castellet 1 Santa Ponça Tel. 971 693 893

PEPE PINTOS COCINERO San Francisco de Sales 18 Rotonda Conservatorio Palma Tel. 971 750 234

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DESIGUAL Carrer de Sant Miquel 12 Palma Tel. 971 716 201

MARC CAIN Can Veri 5 Palma Tel. 971 722 383

ARISTOCRAZY Plaza Mercat 10 Tel. 971 721 924 aristoocrazy.com

EL CORTE INGLÉS Avda. de Jaime III, 15 Avenida Alejandro Rossello 12-16 Palma Tel. 971 770 177

MUNPER LUXURY LEATHER GOODS Palma-Alcúdia Km. 30 Inca Tel. 971 881 000

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IN-SIGHT Local 28 Puerto Portals (Plus: Port Adriano) Tel. 971 676 701 KIDAMA BOUTIQUES Plaza Juan Carlos I, 7-1 Palma Local 86 Puerto Portals Calle Pelaires 19 (outlet) Palma Tel. 971 720 584

TOUS JEWELLERS Paseo de Born 6 Palma Tel. 971 715 259

NAUTICA STORE Avda. Jaime III, 16 Palma Tel. 971 713 324 PILUCA OSABA Avda. Jaime 111, 3 Palma Tel. 971 715 227 PINKO Calle de San Nicolás Palma Tel. 971 723 839

KLING C/ Consititución 3 Palma Old Town Tel. 971 723 436

RELOJERIA ALEMANA Avda. Jaime III, 26 Palma Tel. 971 716 712

LITTLE INDIA C/ Brossa 6 Palma Old Town Tel. 971 721 520

RIALTO LIVING PALMA C/ Sant Feliu 3C Palma Tel. 971 713 331

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Home Couture Issue 10 Autumn 2012  

Welcome to Home+Couture's first digital edition! This issue is fully interactive, which means that if you like the look of an In Vogue item,...