Saturday, July 28, 2018

CHASING SUNSETS IN IBIZA


  
This post won’t be me raving about how much I love Ibiza (see what I did there :p); I’ll keep it short and sweet. And I won’t even mention raves…
The beach is one of my happy places, and I just love soaking up the sun. I mean, who doesn’t love a beach holiday?

“Eivissa” may be known as the party island, but its beaches are a surprise to all who visit.
And here are my top 10:

Cala dHort

Come here for gorgeous views of Es Vedrà, the mythical rocky island rising out of the sea. It’s supposedly the third most magnetic place on earth. The soft, golden sands and sensational seafood restaurants draw in locals and tourists alike.


The most turquoise sea you ever did see! Don’t miss out on this highlight of the Balearic Islands. Popular with locals, head to this beautiful beach at dusk – the perfect setting for flirtation and romance.

Cala Mastella

A tiny piece of heaven on earth – so no wonder you only have to book ahead at El Bigotes, the only restaurant around. Go for great lunchtime views and tanning sessions.

Cala Bassa

One of Ibiza’s most celebrated and well-known beach, so if you like a crowd then this is definitely your go-to spot. With sparkling white sands and aqua waters, make sure to stay until sunset.


A beautiful turquoise bay surrounded by pretty little houses makes for the ideal getaway from the party crowds.

Cala Salada

Just next door to Saladeta and a 20-minute ride from San Antoni, Cala Salada remains one of the most visited beaches this side of Ibiza. No surprise there, as the rocky beach with flat, clear water is truly picture perfect. 


Cala Tarida

This is the ideal spot for families, with all the entertainment, games and activities happening here. Expect it to be busy though as you will find there are quite a few hotel resorts nearby. If you are a seafood lover, drop by Cotton beach club.

Platja Comte

I love the views from here: a chain of little islands rising out of its perfectly clear waters. This is where you’ll also find one of my favorite beach bars – Sunset Ashram. Go for incomparable vistas of Balearic sunsets.

Platja Des Jondal

A beautiful little cove that is home to the famous Blue Marlin beach club. Lay back and relax on one of the white beds (no, not sun-loungers); order your cocktail; and enjoy the hills that surround the bay.

Ses Salines

Part of a natural park, this idyllic stretch of sand offers beautiful views of the island countryside as well as a relaxing Ibiza bathing experience – there are no waves there! Make sure to stop at Jockey Club for some good food and music. Try the oysters there – apparently to die for. (I wouldn’t know, as I don’t eat seafood!)

xx

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

FORWARD & FEMININE







Bershka trousers | Missguided top | Primark bralette | Charles & Keith bag |
 Superga sneakers | Zara hat


Keeping things forward and feminine – a wrap front style, long sleeves and plunge neckline. With just the right amount of structure, but modernized with a bralette, hat and my favorite sneakers.
I'm always impressed with Missguided's curation of pieces, and this look is no exception.
Easy and sophisticated!

xx

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

PORTIMAO

As I begin writing this post, it’s clear that the blissful aftermath that the BPM Festival left in its wake has not yet worn off! What an unforgettable experience…
and while it was my first time in Portugal, I was there to let my hair down at the annual BPM festival, rather than acquaint myself with a new country.
Traditionally held on the beaches of Mexico, the BPM Festival moved to the shores of Portimao in southern Portugal this past September. And of course, living in London, I wasn’t complaining about the shorter flight…
I had been planning for this trip since June, and what I mean by planning is outfit planning ;)


Faro is the closest airport to Portimao, which is where I reunited with my best friends, who flew in from Dubai and Switzerland. A 50-minute drive to Portimao with four girls and a rocking playlist, and you’re good to go.

Upon arrival, we barely had time to check into Hotel da Rocha before heading to Blanco Beach for our first party of the weekend. Our very own Überhaus was hosting All Day I Dream at the festival, featuring one of my favorite duo: Bedouin! They kicked off the night with their usual spell of melodies and rhythms!
Our hotel was facing Praia da Rocha where we spent our Saturday morning. We also stumbled upon the cutest pizzeria called Cletonia. Sit on the terrace and ask for Marco – you’ll then understand what I’m talking about.
After sun and food, we needed some rest before we made our way to El Row party, before we found ourselves in an intimate venue called La Villa. The music and vibes here were enough to make it the best party of the weekend. Still, the night wasn’t over yet, and we continued to Centro de Congressos do Arade – yes I know what you must be thinking… PARTY NON STOP!

Sunday was the last day of the festival and also my reason for attending BPM as, you guessed it, Apollonia were closing the festival with a party at Nosoloagua. But first, the girls and I decided that we couldn’t leave Portimao without a tiny bit of sightseeing! The Benagil caves is one of the most well-known attractions in the area, but unfortunately for us, we missed the boat that takes you there. Instead we toured three gorgeous beaches: Praia de Benagil, Carvalho beach and Praia dos Tres Irmaos. No matter how I try to paint a picture, these beaches were truly paradise on earth.

Sight seeing done, direction Nosoloagua for where the sunset mixed with Apollonia grooves made the perfect ending to this festival. 

Monday was all about goodbyes as some of us were staying in Portugal, others were continuing to Ibiza (yes, really!), while I was on my way to Paris to continue the best trip of 2017!

Obrigado Portimoa
Thank you BPM

xx

Location / Portimao, Portugal

Stay / Hotel Da Rocha

Eat / Cletonia Restaurant

Party / All Day I Dream, El Row, Paradise,



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