Chapter 1: The beginning of my Ibiza adventure

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Throughout my first week at White-Escapes, I was overwhelmed with new impressions.

I arrived on Thursday, and I met Natalie Chaponnel, the entrepreneur and brains behind White-Escapes at the airport – and the adventure began, starting with the dubious challenge of getting my luggage home to my new abode. Confession: we almost needed to make two trips! Once I was settled in, Natalie took me to the famous Blue Marlin, where the incredible duo Goldfish were playing and I immediately felt like a fish to water myself. Ibiza I love you – I think this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

The following day it was straight to work, tagging along with the White-ettes to get the lay of the land! I noticed immediately that Ibiza is an island that operates on a very social basis. Personally, I was used to having a lot of my communication via email and over the telephone… but it just doesn’t work like that in Ibiza! Everyone is always on the run (or on the beach!), so it’s virtually impossible to be catch clients through email or telephone.

It’s all about meetings, long lunches and social dinners. It may not seem that efficient but it is much more personal, and I think this is reflected in the quality of business relationships – if you can call them that, everyone here seems to be pretty firm friends (and everyone knows everyone). Quality before quantity please! Even more interesting for me, it is refreshing to meet inspiring people every single day – there are so many creative minds in Ibiza and I’m grateful to be able to feel and share their energy.

Why did I come here, you may ask? I am very much interested in different cultures and Ibiza is a mosaic of people from all over the world, from all kinds of different cultures. I think it’s pretty special that these cultures become united here in Ibiza, connected by the famous ‘Ibiza spirit’. My mantra for the summer: Be grateful, be wild and open your mind. You’re free to do what you want to do. You’re free to be who you want to be. Everything is possible; the opportunities are endless.

With love from behind the scenes xx

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Photography by Ana Lui