We live in a historic time. The challenges we face are unprecedented. Yet there is a re-evaluation going on globally which is going to enrich our lives for, hopefully, a long time to come. There is a new way of looking at luxury: focus on quality of life rather than quantity in life. Less is now more. Our values are shifting. We are all affected. Rich and poor, young and old, ponder the future with uncertainty – some with apprehension and many with hope. But we must rise above the challenges we face and seek ways to adapt to the new reality.
We have identified many positive outcomes relating to the shift in attitude that’s sweeping our society: sustainability of our planet; appreciation of the small pleasures in life; the beauty in simplicity; the true value of time; genuineness in friendships and leadership;
global co-operation, and uniformity in our belief of the need for a new future. The list goes on and on.
We have sought to capture the new definition of luxury in our photo reportage. A person who has dedicated his life to convincing business people that there is an alternative way of doing business, with its core value in sustainability is Neil Croft.
Our children can now enjoy the luxury of an international school which offers all of the extra-curricular activities one might expect in the modern day. Our in conversation this month is with María Pilar González and Rafeal Barea, from the Ágora School in Puerto Portals.
Just to prove that gourmet food does not have to be expensive, we visited Genastar Restaurant in Alcúdia – which offers an amazing five-course lunch or dinner for just €25.
We hope this month’s magazine will inspire you to appreciate the fantastic quality of life we enjoy in Mallorca. We live in paradise and that is surely the ultimate luxury.
Helen & and the abcMallorca team