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Ibiza holidays

Ibiza winter diaries: December 06 – 12, 2022

Our editor selects the best things to do in Ibiza this week.

Our editor selects the best winter events in Ibiza, taking place from December 06 to 12, 2022, from winter social events and creative workshops to gastronomic events and the very best winter parties, there’s no slowing down on the white isle this month.

Winter Social Coffee Morning at D-Shop

9.30am – Wednesday December 07, 2022

Beyond the arched façade of iconic Santa Gertrudis showroom D Shop is a universe of interior possibilities. Colours, textures, patterns and prints run from wall to wall, ceiling to floor, and everywhere in between, with thousands of interior and exterior fabric samples, stunning vintage and made-to-measure carpets and more on display. Once a month, the D Shop team invite island residents to pop in for a Winter Social, where they can casually peruse the latest collections over coffee and croissants, and the next Coffee Morning takes place tomorrow! It’s a great opportunity to meet owner Kate Tilbury Cooke and tap into her interiors advice and expertise, not to mention find inspiration for your winter home make over.

White Ibiza restaurants guide: NOJA by Cotton

À La Carte & Omakase Menus at Noja by Cotton

7pm – Wednesday December 07, 2022 – Sunday December 11, 2022

Discreetly tucked away in a side street in the heart of Ibiza town, Noja by Cottontakes discerning diners back to the roots of ancient Japanese cuisine, with a Nordic twist. The intimate fine dining restaurant is the first of its kind in Ibiza – a refined and elegant space with a capacity for just 24 diners at any one time, where the highest quality ingredients are prepared on the spot using age-old techniques in a way that is akin to fine art. The beautiful dining destination remains open from Wednesdays to Sundays throughout the winter months and guests can order from the new à la carte menu or opt for the famed Omakase(chef’s choice) option between 7pm and 11pm – reservations are highly recommended.

White Ibiza Restaurants Guide: VIVO Bistrot

VIVO Takeover by Giardino dei Visionari at VIVO Bistrot

12pm – Thursday December 08, 2022

Santa Gertrudis has long been a hub for health-aware foodies but VIVO Bistrot,located on a quaint corner of the busy, pretty village, has raised that reputation one step higher. Consciousness lies at the heart of this stylish eatery, where every element of the dining experience is thoughtfully considered. Likeminded guests will feel at home in the community-focused setting, dining on organic dishes that support local producers and set a new bar for tasty cuisine – the menu fuses Japanese and South American influences with Chinese cooking and Mexican flair. This Saturday, the restaurant hosts a special takeover by globe-trotting spiritual party pioneers Giardino dei Visionari, featuring a DJ set by Etna and poetry by Rebecca Sadr from midday until 5pm – all the more reason to get into the holiday spirit!

Cocktails & DJs at Paradise Lost

9pm – Thursday December 08 to Saturday December 10, 2022

Ibiza’s favourite drinking den – Paradise Lost in the heart of the gypsy quarter of Sa Penya in Ibiza town – opens its big wooden doors from Thursdays to Saturdays this winter and Captain Jimmy’s Winter Grog is back for the festive season! Whether you take a seat on the terrace or get cosy on those snug Chesterfield sofas indoors, get set for a night of fine cocktails, great music and plenty of good banter. On Thursday evening, DJ Dribbler provides the soundtrack, followed by Bekka’s Bosh on Friday with Bekka Rawkins. Then The French Connection with JeanCedric wraps up the weekend with a last soiree that will be well worth sleeping in and missing whatever plans you’d made for Sunday!

White Ibiza Boutique Hotels Guide: The Standard, ibiza

The Heritage Project presents A Tribute to Balearic Beat at Down at The Standard, Ibiza

11.59pm – Friday December 09, 2022

Hot new boutique hotel The Standard, Ibiza has quickly become a go-to hub for discerning music lovers and fun-seekers alike this winter, thanks to its schedule of nightly events that combine impressive soundtracks, fab food and good vibes. This Friday, following Mark Broadbent presents Friends & Family in Jara, descend the subterranean staircase to Down, the hotel’s intimate speakeasy where The Heritage Project presents A Tribute to Balearic Beat. A concept created by Jaime Fiorito as a way to revisit the musical heritage of his father – Alfredo, the father of Balearic Beat – through a new lens, the night is the first in a series of three events. Special guest Willie Graff joins Jaime on the decks, as the duo fuse their extensive musical knowledge and unique take on Balearic style to keep you dancing until the early hours.

Weaving Workshop at La Torre Ibiza

4pm – Saturday December 10, 2022

This Saturday afternoon, in collaboration with Ibi Eco ActivitiesLa Torre Ibizahosts a special weaving workshop where you can learn to create jewellery, keychains and more with locally grown esparto grass – a wicker-like fibre used in many traditional Ibicencan products such as espadrilles and baskets. You’ll also find out more about the ancient origins of esparto weaving, and discover the different techniques used over the years. The cost of the workshop is 25€ per person, including all materials and a drink, and you’ll go home with your own handmade souvenir of the occasion. Afterwards, stick around for sunset and dinner as DJs spin a Balearic soundtrack and the kitchen serves up creative cuisine with a view. Call +34 971 342 271 to book your place.

Ethereal Ibiza Winter Edition at Las Dalias & Akasha

12pm – Sunday December 11, 2022

This Sunday sees beloved local event Ethereal Ibiza take over Las Dalias garden by day and the hip new Akasha club space by night, bringing together a range of artists, performers, DJs, musicians and exhibitions from midday until the very early hours. Live acts include Paul Powell and Medusa Odyssey, and the event features performances by Guy Williams, Iban Mendoza, Abel Pons, Maricha, Aigua and Fell Reis, plus visual art shows and more. Entry to the garden and Christmas Market is free between midday and 7pm and afterwards, tickets for Akasha are 20€ on the door or 15€ for island residents. A must-do winter event.

White Ibiza Restaurants Guide: Casa Lhasa

Sunday Roast at Casa Lhasa

1.30pm – Sunday December 11, 2022

A unique natural wine bar and innovative restaurant in the heart of the tiny village of San Lorenzo, Casa Lhasa is run by a passionate and curious team who care deeply about the connection between people and provenance. This combination makes it the perfect place to host a family-style Sunday Roast every week throughout winter, attracting the who’s who of the Ibiza winter community as well as visiting foodies and wine lovers. From 1.30pm until late, the kitchen serves up a hearty roast dinner that’s guaranteed to evoke nostalgia – think succulent meats, mindful veggie options, crispy spuds, piles of greens and lashings of gravy, all served with a smile. By day, the garden is kissed by the sun and in the evening, the interior is toasty and warm. Cassady, Ben and the Casa Lhasa crew will be on hand to pour natural wines and other liquid goodness, while Carl Faure provides the soundtrack. Call or message +34 646 484 546 for reservations.

The Art of Festive Tablescapes at Agora at Six Senses Ibiza

2pm – Sunday December 11, 2022

‘Tis the season to be entertaining, which means getting out the good china, polishing the silverware and glistening the glassware. Setting a beautiful table for the holidays involves a lot more than a pretty tablecloth and a few tealights as renowned British designer Tina Vaia will teach you at this Sunday’s The Art of Festive Tablescapes workshop at sustainable fashion centre Agora at Six Senses Ibiza. A ceramic artist (her works are available at Agora) with a background in fashion and architecture, Tina specialises in transforming the most basic of tabletops into emotive and beautiful settings your guests will never forget. From 2pm until 6pm, draw on her expertise and knowledge and learn the secrets of laying the perfect celebration table just in time for the festive season. Afterwards, finish with a sunset cocktail overlooking the the bay of Cala Xarraca and toast to your creative success!

Tasting Colours with Boris Buono at Overall

7.30pm – Monday December 12, 2022

Next Monday night sees vanguard Santa Gertrudis restaurant Overall host the second of its three-part Tasting Colours event in collaboration with creative and experiential events curators, ColourFeel. A multi-sensorial experience that incorporates a seven-course tasting dinner by special guest chef Boris Buono (Ibiza Food Studio) paired with seven bespoke drink creations by Overall’s incredible mixologists, the evening is inspired by the power of seven colours and promises to be an unforgettable culinary experience. With just 20 seats available, early reservations are essential.