Living a carefree life in the sun is the dream of many who decide to make Mallorca their home. We meet iconic British designer Matthew Williamson, who now resides here, to talk about his recent eye-popping makeover of Suite 67 at Belmond La Residencia in Deià.
I love the story behind Sabellar: Mallorcan born and bred María Noval-Quilez, now living in Belgium, regularly visits the island to find heritage artisan products to offer in her very successful online shop.
Our cover story features the Palma home of Italian-born architect – Teresa Sapey – with an eclectic and colourful collection of art and creativity that will no doubt inspire you when decorating your own home.
The main thread running through this issue is the laidback Mediterranean lifestyle now being emulated the world over as ever more of us become aware not only of the health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet, but that it can also provide food for the soul. Beginning on page 120 we set out to define the main characteristics of a Mediterranean lifestyle – diet, outdoor living, art and culture, and other major influences. On page 130 our chef, Aoiffe MacHale, prepares some simple mouthwatering dishes for you to try in your kitchen. In ‘Get the Look’ we give you an inspiring sample of handpicked home furnishings and decor from local stores to add an island vibe to your home. Also don’t miss our fabulous collection of villas, fincas, and apartments available for sale around the island.
In the ‘Last Word’ on page 204 we discuss the reasons why Mallorca is now seen as a microcosm that perfectly encapsulates the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
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Enjoy an amazing life on Mallorca!
Helen and the abcMallorca team