when you think of majorca one thing comes to mind … the beach … majestic limestone cliffs plunge into the translucent sapphire and turquoise hued waters of the mediterranean, golden sands so fine it’s like they have been sieved. an enviable setting – but, the majorcan summer is about much more than it’s beaches. majorca has perfected the art of coastal living with majorcan food (including the freshest seafood), wine (vineyards are rarely more than an hour away) and natural attractions (ditto) at the centre of the whole experience. join us as we explore this blue water oasis and the inspiration behind our scarf ‘blue med moment’
where we stayed – predi son jaumell country hotel – located on a traditional majorcan possessió (country estate) dating back to the 17th century which has been completely renovated and refurbished, creating an authentic haven of rest and relaxation in the heart of the island’s countryside. the hotel boasts 24 suites, each decorated in its own unique style, with stunning views of the majorcan landscape and the medieval castle of capdepera. stylish and luxurious … we didn’t want to leave the hotel, let alone the spectacular grounds which were an adventure in themselves.
where we ate – es guix – an ideal place to raise an appetite for lunch, where the silence is only broken by the songs of the birds this splendidly isolated local restaurant, in a converted hunting lodge along a rough private road has a renowned menu of mountain dishes and its own, bracingly cold spring-water swimming pool and unique landscape, it attracts foodies and families alike from all over the island. NB – don’t forget to take your swimming costume!
where to shop – rialto living – a lifestyle concept including interior design, fashion, art, gifts and a café. designed with the well-travelled fashion and design interested customer in mind this in an inspiring environment where you could waste away hours finding trinkets and travelled treasures in this 800-square metre 15th century building.
what to explore – hire a boat – the beaches in majorca range from long white sandy beaches to isolated rocky coves. take a yacht and set sail to explore the amazing coastline and many idyllic beaches that are only accessible by boat.
other adventures – the ‘catedral’ – palma’s vast cathedral is the city’s major architectural landmark. aside from its sheer scale and undoubted beauty, its stunning interior features, designed by antoni gaudí and renowned contemporary artist miquel barceló, make this unlike any cathedral elsewhere in the world.
the result of our inspiration – ‘blue med moment’ – our beautiful cashmere-blend scarf has captured the essence of this great natural mediterranean destination in an idyllic image on a luxurious textile.
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