How do you feel as you step off the plane onto the tarmac?
Right now… tired! As a working mum who travels on the weekend, living in Ibiza is not practical because the connections aren’t direct. But it does feel like home, and I feel safe here. Ibiza is good for me, it helps me grow – there’s just something about the whole place.
Who do you spend most of your time with when you’re here?
Mostly my boyfriend and my son. But a lot of people from all over the world come to visit, which is nice, because I get to see people I may not see otherwise. When DJs come in who I’m friends with I’ll always try and have dinner with them too.
Best Ibiza memory?
I liked living in Dalt Vila. I rented a beautiful apartment and spent two years living there. And now I also have the memories of being here with my family.
Does Ibiza feel like work or holiday to you?
It doesn’t feel like a holiday, especially not now I’m a mother! I don’t have time to go to the beach, spend time in the car, in traffic… it can feel stressful. You have to learn that you can’t get too many things done in one day here. It takes a lot of focus and patience and time if you want to do things. When I think about taking holidays, I like to leave Europe.
Favourite part of the island?
I like the San Jose area, and the southwest. I had never really spent much time there before, but the more I go, I like the feeling there. I prefer it to the north.
Ultimate Ibiza track?
The song I would most like to hear in Ibiza is David Morales’ Needin’ You. I didn’t experience it in Ibiza at the time it came out, but for me, this is really Ibiza. You see it in the video and I wish I could get that feeling. The parties aren’t like that anymore and the music isn’t like this anymore. I want to get that real, dance music feeling – not the stylish hyped thing, but that more joyous sound. Those songs are missing today, those moments when everyone knows the song – you don’t have to know anything about music, you don’t have to be cool, you don’t have to be VIP, you just know it’s a cool track. That’s why I want to go to Glitterbox, to experience that music.
How do you feel when you’ve got to start packing to leave?
This year I will feel sad, definitely, because I am moving back to Vienna. I’ll always come back, and I think you shouldn’t be attached to things or places, but I will be sad to leave.