After the busy high season, autumn promises to be a bit calmer; we are pleased to send the kids back to school, and there is once again a sense of normality!
The restaurant scene on Mallorca is more exciting than ever. We visited the newly opened Neni restaurant at the Bikini Island & Mountain hotel, offering an eclectic mix of creative dishes and an ultra-cool dining experience overlooking the luminous Port de Sóller.
Our lifestyle shoot, set in the prestigious Son Mayol vineyard, celebrates the arrival of autumn with a delightful picnic among the vines. Check out the recipes on my website www.helencummins.com and hopefully you will be inspired to eat alfresco in a wonderful location on Mallorca – there are loads of amazing spots.
Our exclusive interview with the Obamas’ man on Mallorca – James Costos – was an eye opener, as he took us on tour of his favourite places around the island. Costos is the reason Michelle Obama is now a regular visitor to the island – read his story on page 68.
Art and artisan is the theme running through this edition – we meet acclaimed Mallorcan-born artist Amparo Sard on page 86 and give you a selection of the top art galleries on the island on page 92. We also visit another exciting new opening, the Oma Project on page 74 who curate a wonderful collection of artisanal crafts and fashion from around the island and beyond.
Cultural activities are high on the agenda in autumn – so don’t miss Palma’s biggest night out on the 22nd of September for the Nit de l’Art. And if you are looking for ideas of what you can do and see on Mallorca over autumn, check out our Top 10 things to do on page 80.
Should hidden places, those that only the locals know about, remain a secret? Or is it ok that abcMallorca gives readers an insider’s guide to Mallorca? Read the Last Word on page 156 and let us know your opinion.
Have a wonderful autumn!
Helen and the abcMallorca team