Ibiza 2010: A retrospective

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Sunset over Dalt Vila in Ibiza photographed by Ana Lui

As the sun goes down on Ibiza 2010, but before we close up our computers and let the New Year’s Eve festivities commence, why not relive the memories that made 2010 in Ibiza such a fabulous year? Read on for our selection of the year’s highlights from White-Escapes – Ibiza Edition.

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Natasha Collis fine jewellery collections photographed on Salinas by Maria Simon

Best of Fashion & Style: The best news, views and images from Ibiza’s fashion scene
The custom designed fashion runway at Atzaro created a huge buzz amongst Ibiza’s style set last year, particularly when international designer Michiko Koshino launched her new kaftan range – we spoke in-depth with Michiko and stylist Chris Baker before the event. Plus, we went on location to Salinas with fine jewellery designer Natasha Collis, to showcase her stunning handmade collections, Ibiza’s coolest fashionistas spilled the beans on what defines Ibiza style and White’s style blogger Catherine Sanchez talked us through the year’s trends.

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Kylie Minogue at Amante photographed by Eli Zuta

Best of Ibiza Music Interviews: Exclusive interviews with Ibiza’s hottest musical acts in 2010
As always, the year in music in Ibiza was amazing! We caught up with Luciano, the man behind the year’s hottest new club night, Cadenza Vagabundos at Pacha, right before he won the prestigious Best Tech House DJ at the 2010 DJ Awards. We were also lucky enough to interview pop princess Kylie Minogue when she was in town launching her latest album Aphrodite and had a great chat with DJ E.A.S.E. of Nightmares on Wax, as he launched one of the year’s coolest underground parties at Aura.

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Ibiza Beach Polo in Playa D'en Bossa photographed by Eli Zuta

Best of Ibiza Photo Galleries: Our talented snappers were out in force capturing 2010’s magic moments
Here at White-Escapes we’re very lucky to work with a team of Ibiza’s most talented photographers. When they’re not on location shooting the beautiful imagery you see on our web pages, weddings or fashion shoots, they also take the time to visit Ibiza’s hottest events, capturing all the special moments for us to share with the world. Some of this year’s highlights include Rebeka Brown’s Disco Dramah at Amnesia, the insight into a Zenses Ceremony, seeing Ibiza’s well-known faces at El Chiringuito and the fabulous Ibiza Beach Polo.

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Ibiza red prawns photographed by Annie Peel

Best of Food & Drink: Interviews, recipes and the latest gourmet news from Ibiza’s foodie culture
Ibiza is famous for it’s fabulous gastronomy scene and in 2010, we went behind the scenes in some of the island’s best restaurants to meet the head chefs – like long-serving Ignacio Bolaños from Jockey Club and the charismatic Stephane Gasciolli from El Ayoun – and find out what makes them tick! We also met up with cocktail guru Chris Edwards of Aura, plus born and bred Ibicenco wine guru Juanan Martinez while our resident food blogger, chef Mark Watkins taught us exactly what to do with Ibiza red prawns!

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Deliciously Sorted's Serena Cook photographed by Ana Lui

Best of Ibiza Interviews: Up close and personal interviews with some of Ibiza’s famous characters
The white isle is renowned for attracting colourful characters from all corners of the globe, many of whom love Ibiza so much they relocate here permanently to create a new life for themselves. In 2010, we interviewed many of these local identities, including Ilona Pantel of Buddha House, who has a fascinating perspective on Ibiza in the ‘70s, Deliciously Sorted founder Serena Cook, a pioneer for Ibiza’s environmental conservation and Olivia Fleury of El Chiringuito, who has a clear vision of Ibiza’s future.

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Sebastien Carincotte of Ibiza Hot Yoga

Best of Health & Wellness: Spa reviews, wellness retreats and interviews with Ibiza’s wellbeing gurus
In 2010, we joined forces with Ibiza Retreats to launch the island’s first comprehensive calendar of yoga and Pilates classes, plus wellbeing retreats and workshops. Wellbeing blogger Larah Davis taught us about the art of balancing our lifestyles, while we were ‘busy’ reviewing some signature treatments from Ibiza’s best spas. Nikki Porteus, spa manager at Es Vive took the time to talk us through her background and we also interviewed the island’s very best yoga teachers, including Sebastien Carincotte and James Giuseppe.

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Sasha photographed at Ushuaia by Barbara Di Giacinto

Best of Ibiza Podcasts: A variety of DJ mixes recorded by some of the world’s finest artists
No matter where you are in the world, the sounds of Ibiza are completely accessible via our podcast streams. This year we featured mixes from some of the very best DJ talent, not only from Ibiza but also from the entire world. Among our favourites are the Never Say Never DJ mix by Sasha recorded live at Ushuaia and the blissfully relaxing chill out mix recorded exclusively for White by Jose Padilla. And if that’s not enough for you, you can live stream Ibiza Sonica Radio online 24/7.

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A property by Ibiza design experts Blakstad photographed by Ana Lui

Best of House & Garden: Interviews and behind the scenes stories from Ibiza’s house & garden experts
2010 was the year Ibiza’s design experts gave us a rare glimpse behind the scenes of their latest projects, including Clare Bloomer’s gorgeous interior design inspiration at Aura. We sat down for a long chat with father-and-son expert architect duo, Rolph and Rolf Blakstad, second generation Ibiza architect Toni Huerta and local construction expert Toni Guasch of My Home Ibiza plus got the lowdown on interiors and furnishing trends from Magazin and Lotus director Florian Hachfeld.

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La Paloma unplugged event photographed by Noam Ofir

The best of Miss W’s blog: Our resident social butterfly spills the beans on 2010’s best events
For White-Escapes’ elusive social blogger Miss W, 2010 was best spent out and about, gathering gossip, uncovering secrets and stalking celebrities at every available opportunity. We love reading about her ongoing obsession with Luciano, discovering she got star-struck upon meeting Kylie Minogue, uncovering her secret teenage obsession with rock bands when The Prodigy came to town for Ibiza Rocks’ 5th birthday and finding out she had a soft spot for ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ at the La Paloma Unplugged event. And everything in between!

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The view from a luxury Ibiza villa by Dynamic Lives

The best of Hotels & Villas: The latest renovations, villas, hip hotspots and interviews with Ibiza’s hoteliers
In 2010, we saw beautiful renovations to Hotel Ocean Drive, including an all-new rooftop chill out bar; a revamped poolside lounge area at Casa Munich; discovered the all-new upmarket boutique hotel The Giri Residence; tried the fantastic new menu from the legendary Hotel Es Vive; enjoyed the revamped restaurant at Boutique Hostal Salinas and lapped up the luxury of the five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel. We caught up with the very charming Alvar Lipszyc of Hacienda Na Xamena and went inside the luxury villas of Dynamic Lives. When it comes to hotels and villas in Ibiza, we’re spoilt for choice!

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