aubergine

On this cloudy and drizzly day in Ibiza - Aubergine offered the perfect refuge for a coffee and a health kick of a juice (which I seriously needed). Aubergine is part of the Atzaro group; which does interiors, experiences and food so well. Aubergine is a farm to table restaurant with a cute shop in a serene setting.

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire
— Jennifer Lee
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interior inspiration

A bit of exploring today at this lovely place called Tanis in Ibiza. The shop is owned by Tatjana Berger-Sandhofer and Nick Lording; an absolutely lovely couple.

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ibiza

Ibiza; for most this is a “love at first sight” type of place. For me it took time; time to appreciate the landscape, time to identify the unique energy generated here, time to understand that there is a rhythm here like no other and time to make life long friends. Now, almost 15 years after my first visit, I still discover new wonders and am as besotted with the place as ever.

It feels a little bit like coming home every time I visit. Maybe it’s the “island life” vibe, maybe it’s the flow of life or maybe the frequency and intensity of each visit.

This is a place where contracts are woven together; where you and everyone else can be completely themselves or completely reinvent themselves.

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mikasa

Mikasa is located on the edge of Marina Botafoch, right by the yachts, a little down from the cruise and cargo terminal and across the water from Dalt Villa - the view is magnificent, the energy is ever-present and the terrace is secluded enough to remind you of the serenity that Ibiza always offers. Mikasa; my home for the week.

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Woman

On Mother’s Day - a poem by Maya Angelou. Phenomenal Woman.

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
— Maya Angelou
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