Mediterranean blues - Mallorca
I think we all know the quote "the best thing after a good vacation is coming home" and that has always been the case when I think about it, but this year my vacation could have been a little longer, it felt like it wasn't finished yet… it was amazing! We found the ideal sun, sea and beach destination, not far from home but also discovered the authentic character of the inland with its beautiful old villages and a very diverse fauna and flora in nature reserves and in the mountains… Summer was good and I hope yours was too!
I’ll be honest, I was quite skeptical about booking a holiday to Mallorca. In fact, the only reason I agreed to visit Mallorca was that the boys really wanted a different kind of vacation. Not travelling by car to France or Italy this time, but travelling to a Spanish island with amazing beaches, the bluest sea and most of all stunning rocks at the cala´s where you can jump off in the sea , but also after a good friend assured me that there's definitely more to the island than the big "all inclusive resorts". I had only ever heard of Mallorca as a crowdy resort destination and I thought if I was going to Spain, I wanted to feel like I really was in Spain ;-) But it all turned out that my friend was right about this amazing Balearic island and at the end of our stay, I realized that I might just be turning into someone who wants to go back for another holiday on Mallorca and explore more of it.
Mallorca surprised me so much that I thought maybe it could surprise some of you too. So if you’re interested in staying away from Mallorca’s resorts and experiencing the quieter and more beautiful areas of the island It’s pretty easy to visit these more hidden treasures of Mallorca by using public transport (you can get buses around the island) or just like in our case, with a rental car. The car really gave us the opportunity to visit the small fishermans villages but also the amazing cala´s hidden in nature reserves. We spent about half our time on the island just driving around to explore narrow roads, Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range that runs along the northwest coast of Mallorca between Andratx and Cap de Formentor and the beautiful inland which brought us back in time by the Roman influences and the narrow, winding streets in villages that date back to the Arab era. At my instagram highlights and in my feed you can find more images of the places that we've visited.
Coming home means new magazine issues filled with inspiration and trends for this new season and lots of news in my mailbox about the brand new collections of the design brands. Looking forward to admire them all and be inspired for our coming projects while in between I occasionally look back at the images from my camera roll to retain the magical feeling - Elvera -
“Majorca (or Mallorca) is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the Balearic Islands. Mallorca (3640 km2) is known as an easy-to-reach mecca for friends of sunny beaches, amazing landscapes, wonderful mountains and affordable mediterranean food with a coastline of more than 550 km.
Nevertheless, Mallorca can show another face when you leave the coastline and take a look at the inner country. Geographically the island can be divided into three parts. The Serra de Tramuntana rocks extend from south-west to north-east, while the Serra de Llevant stretches along the eastern coast. Between them lies the central plain (Es pla).
With its classy capital of Palma, honey-hued hilltop hideaways, idyllic beach coves and sleepy harbourside villages, it’s not at all difficult to see why this Balearic beauty is such a popular destination for those in search of a little romance and self-indulgence. Other important cities in Mallorca are Calvia, Manacor, Llucmajor, Marratxi, Inca, Felanitx. Pollenca, Alcudia and Soller “ Wikitravel