the arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
— T. Roosevelt
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the giri cafe - engage your senses

The quiet town of Sant Joan in Ibiza seemed deserted during the lunch hours as we made our way from the parking lot to the Giri cafe. Siesta was going on and it was noticeable. Once inside the restaurant however, the atmosphere changed completely. Here were families, couples and friends enjoying their mid-day cava and soaking in the sun on the daybeds in the vegetable garden or enjoying a delicious lunch on the restaurant's patio. This is more than a cafe - it is a place to retreat to. When in Ibiza do make a point to drive up North and enjoy this place. Or stay at the Giri residence for a few days to truly recharge and engage your senses. 

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