BALEARIC BEAUTY – ALEXANDRA RENS
A peek behind the scenes of daily life with the stylish Cinema Paradiso Ibiza co-founder and White Ibiza Villas Concierge manager.
She whizzes around the island on a scooter, her long blonde hair flying in the wind as she whizzes between beautiful villa locations, buzzing hotspots, secret local haunts and busy office spaces, meeting and socialising with a culturally diverse melting pot of people on a daily basis. The Ibiza lifestyle suits Alexandra Rens, however it was purely by chance that she found herself living in this Balearic paradise in 2012.
Tired of the grey, rainy climate in Amsterdam, Alexandra and her husband Jochem Rens were searching for a sunny place in Spain where they could set up an outdoor cinema company. “Honestly,” she starts to tell the story of her island connection. “They already had one in Valencia and Barcelona, which is how we ended up here! Then we realised the island was missing something cultural like this, so it fit.”
It was love at first visit however, and Ibiza, it transpired, was the perfect location – not only for the couple’s company, Cinema Paradiso Ibiza, but also for Alexandra’s outgoing personality and open-minded take on life, which saw her also take on a role as concierge manager for White Ibiza Villas.
The seasonal lifestyle also suits Alexandra and Jochem, who share a love of travel and take extended jaunts in the off-season. The last three years have seen them traverse South and Central America, with the vibrant colours and hand-embroidered textures of places like Peru, Guatemala and Ecuador very present in Alexandra’s accessorising.