Two weeks ago I was writing about the excitement of the Ibiza pre-summer season. And correct me if I’m wrong, but I do believe I may have said I wasn’t ready for it all to start. Fast-forward two weeks and I’m tired. I’ve been out every night. I can’t remember what it’s like to wake up without a hangover. And yet at the same time, I’ve been working in overdrive mode.
And the parties haven’t even started yet! Continue reading
The all-new Experimental Beach Ibiza officially opens its doors onto the beaches of southern Ibiza’s Ses Salinas national reserve on Friday 17 May 2013 kicking off at 6pm with a grand sunset barbecue soirée. Think fab food, live music, cocktails, punches, and artesanal ice cream. And of course, it wouldn’t be an Ibiza party without music and acoustic duo La Di Dah will be revisiting classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Over the last few months of this Ibiza bikini body challenge, I’ve discovered a new side of myself. It’s the side that likes to eat fruit. It’s the side that actually gets a kick out of Facebook gloating about going to the gym. It’s the side that managed to complete a 6-day juice detox. But there’s also a hidden side to me that I haven’t quite been able to shake yet, despite having caught the fitness bug… and that’s the lazy side. Continue reading
Imagine practicing Ibiza yoga to the sound of birds singing, sheep in the fields and with the scent of orange blossom uplifting your practice with a natural feel good ‘aaaah’. Continue reading
It’s easy to forget that the practice of yoga is not formed entirely of elegant twists, poses and shapes. Yes, the postures (asanas) themselves are a core part of the practice, yet most ancient sages and philosophers adhere to ‘pranayama’ – the formal practice of controlling one’s breath as the true heart of the yoga practice. These philosophies see the ‘prana’ as a vital force or energy, which circulates within us. In the Western world we may view this as simply ‘breath’ but it’s hard to describe how much greater this ‘prana’ is than just ‘breath’… Continue reading
Sylvie Bader is a talented and popular teacher and has been teaching yoga on Ibiza for many years with her feet planted firmly in the island’s soil. She teaches Iyengar and restorative yoga with a focus on correct alignment and incredible breath work. Continue reading
Dalt Vila quite literally goes back in time for the annual Eivissa medieval fair, when the old town celebrates its UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site status for three days. Indulge in a vast array of food stalls, ranging from barbequed meats to sweets; shop in the medieval artisan markets for jewellery, hand-woven baskets, clothes and toys, or sample the spices, soaps and more. Live street entertainment reenacts scenes from days gone by, keeping you on your toes as you meander through the crowds!
A day-to-night extravaganza to celebrate the start of summer, the annual Amante Opening Party opening party is a must-do on the Ibiza calendar. The party kicks off with a barbeque and cocktails on the beach from 4.30pm, with very special guest DJs Just Be (Bushwacka!) and Ashely Beedle (X-Press 2) providing the musical entertainmen, alongside local lads Antz, Jon Sa Trinxa, Steve Harris and Iban Mendoza, broadcast live on Ibiza Sonica.
Read more about Amante Beach Club on White Ibiza
Ibiza’s most legendary restaurant and beloved A-list hangout Las Dos Lunas reopens its beautiful big wooden gates on Wednesday May 15, 2013, ready for the new summer season. A new addition to the fabulous, colourful San Rafael restaurant space is a cool new cocktail concept bar called New Moons offering fantastic drinks plus international fusion and tapas cuisine for its younger, jetset clientele, all night long!
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I, for one, am not. I mean sure, I love the IDEA of summer but I haven’t quite managed to wrap up all my winter loose ends. I still have some unfinished box sets to watch. I haven’t read the complete works of William Shakespeare (let alone opened 50 Shades of Grey!), listened to Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Albums of All Time or mastered any dishes from my collection of Jamie Oliver cookbooks. I haven’t redecorated my bedroom, colour-coordinated my wardrobe, alphabetised my bookcase or organised my iTunes library into clever playlists. I’m only half way through my bikini body challenge and I’m so pale I daren’t bare any skin.
Quite frankly, I just haven’t finished hibernating yet! Continue reading