Who does not fall for the idea of eating a piece of crusty bread dipped in the best olive oil with a hint of salt? It’s amazing how simple ingredients can sometimes taste the most. Especially when it comes to regional products like the rewarded Majorcan olive oil AUBOCASSA. I was lucky to be invited to the farm to observe closely the harvest of olives and enjoy an unforgettable picnic in the middle of olive trees fields.
The most aromatic olives they use are grown on the island and processed immediately after harvest, pressed in cold until the best olive oil is obtained. In AUBOCASSA, QUALITY, EXPERIENCE, GOURMET and HIGH QUALITY are written in capital letters!
When Tiffany Blackman, representative of AUBOCASSA, told me about an exquisite picnic with olive oil tasting in the middle of magnificent olive groves, in the heart of Mallorca, I could not resist! I immediately signed up for this excursion and unique experience.
If you consider yourself a “scents’itive” person like me, with a passion for luxury and rare perfumes, you should keep on reading. I have made a discovery you don’t want to miss, believe me! What makes a scent special? In my opinion, an extraordinary fragrance should be unexpected, sensual, unique and soulful. A scent that takes you by surprise, that combines the new with the intimately familiar, and that turnes your inner beauty into an olfactive miracle. That’s a rare catch! Thus, I couldn’t be more pleased to share with you my latest find: HERVÉ GAMBS PARIS 1989, a beautiful collection of the finest nonconformist haute perfumes, created by the exceptional Parisian artist Hervé Gambs. I’ll let you know why his fragrances are the beginning of a scentful love affair.
HERVÉ GAMBS is not a perfumer but a creator that instinctively uses an olfactive material as an Art. Far from standard perfumes, his creations are unique and full of truth. Each one is a discovery of selected raw ingredients from nature, a focus on asperities and unbelievable subtleties, that make their signature beauty. To magnify his compositions, HERVÉ GAMBS slowly but surely extends the maceration process to allow time for all components to melt quietly and sublimate the heart of each perfume, giving it back more depth making it remarkable long-lasting.
It seems to be a dream, eating chocolate without a bad conscience. It’s getting even better: If you eat raw chocolate, you’re doing a big favor to your health. And it’s good for your skin and hair. A real Superfood! This is what CACHAO is claiming, a delicate chocolate manufacture, located right in the heart of Santa Catalina, a hip district in Palma de Mallorca. I was able to have a chat with Tino Wolter, the head pâtissier and food designer of CACHAO. Find out why this delicious vegan and organic chocolate is a godsend.
Raw cacao was already revealed by ancient cultures as the “food of the gods”. The finest premium raw chocolate from CACHAO absolutely deserves this honor, without a doubt! Handcrafted with passion, and made of 100% organic unroasted cacao beans, right here in Mallorca. The different chocolate creations are a real work of art, made by Tino Wolter, the consummate pâtissier, and powered by “bconnected Holistic Food”.
I do my job as a hair stylist and colorist with much love, passion and dedication and I appreciate meeting people who are vibrating that same spirit. Artisans, who work consciously respecting the materials and traditions. When I first met Melissa Rosenbauer and Thomas Bossert, I felt an instant connection to this creative and inspiring couple behind “espanyolet”, an independent maker of superb handcrafted Mediterranean artisan items for the home, like hand painted vintage linen and hand formed ceramics, all made in Mallorca.
It’s with great enthusiasm that I share with you a bit of their extraordinary journey, how they landed in Mallorca and started to work and sell their amazing cloth & clay collection of espanyolet.
I have to admit that until now, practically all my posts were mainly dedicated to the feminine world. So I decided to bring forth a subject that could appeal to both women and men: S-H-O-E-S.
Us women always get pretty excited about our high heels but we love to see our men go in style too, right? Well, in Palma de Mallorca there is a unique space, dedicated to the most authentic masculine footwear: Join me at MONGE’s shop, located in the historic center of Palma; it is a true paradise of good taste offering luxurious handmade shoes “Made in Mallorca”.
I’m a real shoe enthusiast. They’re definitely one of the most crucial accessories to turn a good outfit, into a perfect one. I often choose which shoes I want to wear first, before I get dressed. I believe this accessory reveals a lot about someone’s personality. Sorry if you catch me staring at your shoes, I’m probably delighted by your shoes.
I really love hats, I always have. I wear them a lot, in winter and in summer. I adore that particular touch they add to my style.
When I was a little girl, back in Cologne, Germany, I used to dream of designing my own collection one day. Instead of making hats, I´m styling and coloring hair. Its obvious that the head is my passion. Now I had the chance to visit a great milliner, probably the best one on Mallorca.
If you love wearing hats just like I do, I strongly recommend visiting MARAT ATELIER in Palma de Mallorca and meet the charming Marta Ortega. Listening to her profound voice and talking about such cool hats, will make you feel like you have to own one of those wonderful hats she has created.
Usually I write about beauty and hair topics. Today, however, I turned a bit towards a sustainable lifestyle, an issue that definitely matters to me. I would like to introduce you to a very interesting project of our dear neighbours “Urban Drivestyle”.
Urban Drivestyle, right around the corner of our hair salon, is a extraordinary bike shop and bike rental, where you can buy and rent the best and most beautiful e-bikes, e-mopeds and e-scooter on Mallorca. But now they also developed their own e-bike, the MOKE! The first e-bike “Made in Mallorca”.
We love being hair stylists! Discovering new trends and improving our skills is great fun. When inspiration meets training we are absolutely ecstatic. Like recently when we traveled to Madrid to visit the La Biosthetique Academy.
Come with me, I will show you a wonderful and proud city that never sleeps. Trends, beauty and city impressions right from the Spanish metrópolis!
Bangs or fringes are definitely a cool thing! For many decades to be precise. I’ll show you the most famous style icons ever of a fringe, starting with Julius Caesar, to Louise Brooks in the golden 1920s, Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s to the current hip fashion muse and icon Alexa Chung.
An inspiring journey through the times of fringe hairstyles with a guaranteed Wow Effect!
We were in lovely Paris to discover new Trends in the Beauty and Fashion World.
Our trip to the “International Beauty Stylist Award 2014” barely lasted 53 hours, but that was still enough time to get tons of impressions of this inspiring city. Let me share them with you!
Paris is always a great Idea
The “International Beauty Stylist Award 2014”, hosted by the Société Française de Biosthétique, presented the most innovative hair stylists in the world and awarded the best look. This years grand finals have taken place in the legendary VIP Room.
Apart from the main event there were others worth visiting such as, a champagne reception in the classy La Biosthétique Headquarter right next to the Arc de Triomphe or the wonderful show “French Icons”, staged by the International La Biosthétique Artistic Team at the trendy Yoyo Club at Palais de Tokyo.
Come, I show you my very personal impressions!