The summer season is well underway, and that means parties almost every night – with inaugurations of new and expanded businesses (a really positive sign). Unfortunately there is rarely a night at home!
This issue offers a comprehensive What’s On section for the high season on page 14 and you can catch up with all the latest news on page 34.
We found an ideal beachfront restaurant in the north of the island, with views of one of the most beautiful beaches; you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the Caribbean when you enter Royal Beach at Playa de Muro. It is the perfect place to chill and enjoy excellent cuisine prepared by Chilean chef Claudio Vargas – well known from his days at the restaurant Crazy Chef in Palma’s Santa Catalina area.
We have an insightful interview with philan-thropist Ninon, wife of German real estate tycoon Christian Völkers (page 70), who will again host the ‘event of the summer’ – the Engel & Völkers Polo Cup at the end of July.
Taking the decision to leave very successful careers and establish a small finca hotel in Selva seems to have been the right move for British couple Susan and Alex Terry; read about their experience on page 76.
Our Jet Set Ready fashion shoot on page 82 is going to get you in the mood for shopping; it was shot at the stunning Jumeirah Hotel in Port de Sóller.
Our appetite for local gourmet products never ceases and we discovered Gin Eva – a German and Mallorcan fusion that will make you spin!
The last word goes to Jan Edwards who, like me, is a big believer in supporting all things locally produced; that begs the question, why are more restaurants not offering the best of Mallorcan wines on their lists? Read more on page 156.
Have a fabulous summer!
Helen & the abcMallorca team