Famed for its rhythmic hedonism, laid-back bohemia, and rich heritage, Ibiza is ultimate escapism. With crystal-clear waters and stunning coastal coves and cliffs, the island’s ethereal beaches provide the ultimate paradise to escape to.
Flowers Flowers everywhere…each corner of the white isle is decorated with pink petals. I had lots of pretty floral content from my trip, so decided to give the photos a dedicated post. I matched my outfit to the scattered streets with pastel tones and bold print. Dress: New Look (similar here and here) Continue reading
Towering over the island in peach, ochre and parchment, the dramatic Dalt Vila reflects the colours of the Ibiza’s sunsets. It offers visitors something different depending on the clock, so can be enjoyed at any time depending on your partying/beaching/siesta routine. Rise early, ready for the nuns to open the cathedral at 10am, then stroll down into the daily market to grab prime pickings of fresh fruit. Or, visit in the afternoon sun when the colours are at their brightest and get some sangria to match from L’Escalinata and tapas from Plaza Del Sol. Alternatively, the old streets offer the perfect setting for a late romantic dinner (see La Olivia below), just make sure you book in advance unless you’re eating before 10pm. Stop off at Barocco after for the best gelato the walls offer. Whenever you go, make sure you wear good shoes, so you can get fully lost in its floral back streets in comfort.
When it comes to Instagram-worthy dining/drinking, The Florist at 69 Park Street know how to impress. Tucked in a Grade II listed building, I genuinely thought this was a florist the first few times I walked past! Adorning the walls, the ceilings, the drinks, the plates, and your camera with flowers, this bar/restaurant know how to keep customers snap-happy. Though unlike many concept-dining establishments, The Florist’s quality lives up to the aesthetic experience. The cocktail menu boasts loads of options, using unusual ingredients you wouldn’t have stocked at home. For this reason, I’d choose their slightly pricier cocktails over a run-of-the-mill 2-4-1 option any day. The Apple Vanilla Menthe and Coconut Poppy Mojito are both highly recommended. Drinks start from £7.25. Continue reading
I’ve decided to start a ‘Best in Bristol‘ series to discuss some of my favourite spaces in the city. Bristol is a creative, youthful city, with rich heritage and culture and loads of green and there’s a broad and diverse range of options for eating and drinking. The best of these are independent and we should champion them! Papadeli at 84 Alma Road (tucked round round the corner of Whiteladies Road) is a good place to start, and is probably my favourite spot in the city. The tiny space is stacked to the roof with quality mediterranean produce, and the cafe offers loads of fresh and delicious homemade salads and snacks (think quiches, tortillas…picnic heaven) and some of the most decadent cakes. We like the sharing boards which are a great option for groups, but I would recommend taking a look at their Instagram to see the abundance of treats they offer because one post cannot do justice to their seasonal and changing range. Papadeli cater for weddings and events and have a cookery school upstairs too. Instagram: @papadeli Continue reading