From Mallorca with Love by Hanna Christensen

To have complete information, you would have to come visit us in Mallorca, because no guide can offer it to you. But since they say that the picture is worth a thousand words, I hope to be able to bring the experience to the maximum through not only texts, but also videos both to plan the trip before, and to remember it after traveling.

 

 

From Mallorca with Love

Majorca Fires


700 people were evacuated from the town of Estellencs in the west of Mallorca as a fierce forest fire raged out of control. Firefighters from all over the island fought the blaze. The fire started 5 days ago near Andraitx and rapidly burned through the pine and oak forest above the town. Over 275 members of fire brigades and emergency services from across the island and also members of the army’s emergency unit, which was deployed to the island from Valencia on Friday afternoon, continued to fight the flames as more soldiers flew in and 70 more arrived.

The fire which started last Friday when a man was burning stubble in the zone of Es Capdellá lost control affecting 1,800 hectares, most of which was either pine forest, or low-lying woodland. Some areas inside the fire area have been left untouched.

It has since then blazed through an area of over 2,000 hectares and is the worst fire on the island since 1999. “The ecological impact of this fire is going to be enormous, agricultural land destroyed, livestock lost and houses gutted.” Bauza praised the efforts of all those involved in fighting the fire but he admitted that there was a sense of frustration because the situation remained “very complicated.” The road between Andraitx and Sant Elm was reopened yesterday but the roads between Estellencs and S’Arraco remained closed for most of yesterday.
Teams of psychologists were also on the scene to help calm those who had been evacuated and others, including farmers, who were worried about losing their homes and their livelihoods as the fire and the panic continued to rage through the west of the island.

According to security forces in Mallorca, the blaze is now under control. Temperatures of around 40 degrees Celsius in the shade combined with high winds making the fire move faster and very difficult to contain. Apparently there has been virtually no rain in the area for at least two months, making conditions very dry.

The Pearl 75 unveiled in Port Portals

Last night saw the unveiling for the first time in Majorca of the Pearl 75 , designed by Bill Dixon with the interior created by Kelly Hoppen. As always a fabulous night in the Port Portals Marina , a popular place for yachting enthusiasts within the luxury of the sought after location boasting good dining and designer shopping.

The Pearl 75 Yacht had many features for the keen yachtsman, a high end ” Boy’s Toy ” of engineering technology with many extra’s, the reception was well met with those invited, enjoying a champagne reception.

The Yacht interior was , in my humble opinion , rather ” griege ” , and lacking a bit of “Wow” factor , usually when “dressing” a home for selling it is key to keep within the realms of neutral therefore not pressing your particular choice of style and colour preference on a prospective buyer encouraging them to add their personality to the home after purchase, but did Kelly play too safe with this project ?? methinks Yes.

All of the colour scheme remained the same throughout the yacht it melded into one colour palette of beige/grey/taupe, I personally loved the carpeting showing texture with the deep pile, good idea with the comings and goings of sailing , the main furniture pieces were basic beige or cream , a good safe choice, but cushions and highlighting decor were kept within the same colour range too!!, even down to the pictures on the wall ( is floral the way to go?? and what about the guy’s !!) , not a bit of daring contrast to be seen, no accent to enhance, to me it looked like a Zara Home’s 2012 meets Yachting 2013 ( I Love Zara by the way -AT home ) and the vases on a bedside table !!! where does my cocktail sit ? If you can afford the Pearl 75 Yacht you have “sanctuary” and proper use of colour would enhance that , you have the option to go to the East whenever you want I assume , so don’t you deserve some excitement in the colour scheme while in the Med, some added style when cruising ?? I think so, I am not suggesting a “wild” scheme but character is also part of life, and a little goes a long way.

The lighting was great , uber cool even fun , the interesting use of windows to add light through the below deck corridor was inventive , the blinds within the glass panes a good and practical idea. The use of space a marvel, I loved the drawer space, and the bathroom’s were as ultra modern as you would expect in a luxury home. All in all a great use of the space on board giving the impression that the 75 foot Yacht was actually much longer.

by Alison Coplen
http://www.superiorinteriores.com/

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PEARL 75

Our latest flagship breaks new ground. Reflecting our owners needs and desires, the Pearl 75 brings together sumptuous space with luxurious styling and outstanding levels of comfort. Add to that the impressive manoeuvrability, a class beating flybridge, a jet ski garage and a hydraulic bathing platform and you have a yacht that will have our competitors reaching for the drawing board.

Bill Dixon the designer of the Pearl 75, only in his early twenties when he took over leadership of Angus Primrose soon changing the name to Dixon Yacht Design. The Pearl 75 is a testament to Bill’s abilities .

The team that make up Dixon Yacht Design are a highly trained and very experienced group, several of whom have been with Bill for many years.

Today the company, which recently moved its headquarters to more spacious accommodation in Swanwick Marina near Southampton, continues to look forward in every aspect of its business.
http://www.dixonyachtdesign.com

Kelly Hoppen Commenting ahead of the launch in Sept 2012 ,Kelly enthused “My aim with this exciting project was to instil a feeling of sanctuary in the Pearl 75, so it was perfect to use my East meets West philosophy. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Pearl 75 team and I’m thrilled with the results. I’m really looking forward to unveiling the Pearl 75 at the Southampton Boat Show.”

NEWS & EVENTS

Join us for a champagne reception at one of the venues below on our 2013 Mediterranean tour to trial our fantastic new flag ship Pearl 75.
Puerto Portals, Mallorca – 22nd/23rd March
Palma boat show – 1st-5th May
Golfe Juan, South of France – 22nd/23rd August
Monaco – 29th/30th August
Cannes Boat show – 10th–15th September

Palma de Mallorca’s airport expands its shopping area

Mallorca’s international airport, Son Sant Joan, is to undergo a bit of a facelift this year to allow for expansion and improvement of the shopping and dining areas.

€12 million is to be spent on remodeling the retail space beyond the security gates. The work will start in February and will create 6000 square metres of shopping and refreshment space. Passengers traveling though departure lounges A, C & D will be routed through the improved duty-free shopping area on their way to the departure gates.

The airport will be welcoming brands such as Zara, Mango, Desigual and H&M into this shopping area. It is hoped that the improved shopping facilities will result in an increase in revenue from €31 million in 2013 to €52 million in 2017. Current average passenger spending at Mallorca’s airport is €9 which is below the average spend at the other Spanish airports.

The redesign will create 100 jobs and the number of retail shops will increase from 13 to 22. The refurbishment will be completed by October although most of the work should be completed in time for the Easter holidays.

With an increasing international market and record high passenger numbers coming to Mallorca, the Director of Commercial Services of AENA (owner of the airports) has outlined the project as one to boost Son Sant Joan’s reputation and increase efficiency and competitiveness.
http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com

JetXtra.com to offer Alicante and Palma flights from Humberside Airport

FLEDGLING flight operator JetXtra.com will soon be taking off from Humberside Airport. The new company, which has sorted out a naming issue that threatened to escalate into legal action with Jet2, will now offer Alicante and Palma as destinations for summer 2013.

The tie-in with Humberside Airport Travel comes as Humberside Airport confirmed September destinations of Lake Garda in northern Italy and Porto, Portugal’s second city, with Newmarket Holidays.

Paul Litten, commercial director at Kirmington, said: “The airport is delighted someone else is getting behind the Alicante and Palma services operating next year.”

Two Palma flights and an Alicante departure, are joined by Jersey, Bulgaria, Turkey and Tunisia on the flight information boards next summer.

The one-off trips to Italy and Portugal offer “an additional 500 people the chance to go away to somewhere that wasn’t an option before,” said Mr Litten.

Lake Garda joins a cruise link-up to Venice, as well as Naples and Verona in an Italian quartet of single charters, with Madeira, Croatia and the French Riviera also on the list.

Following an end to the dispute over the “Jet” naming, which started with a solicitors’ letter, Liverpool-based JetXtra.com has retained its original title, and is now keen to boost the numbers taking up the seats. Flights from Humberside to the Costa Blanca and Majorca will operate every Tuesday between May 28 and September 24.

JetXtra.com director Daniel Reilly said: “We are delighted to announce that in co-operation with Humberside Airport Travel we are now offering services from Humberside Airport to Alicante and Majorca. Passengers can enjoy a free luggage allowance of 20kg, allocated seating, no card charges and our underlining focus on making fares transparent for them.”

All flights are ATOL protected by JetXtra.com’s parent company; Independent Worldchoice Holidays, which brings more than a decade of travel industry experience to the fore.

Of the issue with Jet2, Mr Reilly said: “The situation was eventually resolved after several months of letters back and forth. We explained that we did not have any intention of attempting to confuse the public into believing we were part of Jet2, our brand and logo are purposefully different to theirs for this reason, our website statistics also showed us that nobody had landed at jetXtra.com by mistake having been searching for Jet2.”

http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com

Cap Formentor and Viewpoint Es Colomer

At ten kilometres from the Port of Pollensa, we can find the viewpoint “Es Colomer”, which is an essential stop for all those who may visit the north of the island.

From here, the best pictures of the island can be taken. The viewpoint is frequented by tourists and visitors who are in search of spectacular views of  Cape Formentor. The truth is that you are not going to be disappointed. The beauty of the landscape will leave you speechless…

http://www.teleweb-mallorca.com/en/cap-formentor-and-es-colomer-viewpoint.html

 

Re Born Spa Palma de Mallorca

The Grand opening of the impressive Reborn Spa in the centre of Palma de Mallorca was an exciting evening with  an equally impressive attendance of many Celebrities, hosted by the owner Ilhan Dogan.

Jana Ina Zarella, Tugba Ozay, Guido Maria Kretschmer, Monica Ivancan and Jenny Elvers Ebertzhagen joined in the champagne launch of the Spa.

The historic building has been fitted with all the luxuries you would expect of a top quality spa with attentive staff  and a VIP service available for the client’s added comfort. Among the list of specialised treatments available you will see renowned names for expertise in hair ,  permanent make up and aesthetics.

Situated in C/Contitucion 1. PL.1 07001

971 728455

email info@reborn-spa.com

http://www.reborn-spa.com

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Nikki Beach Mallorca- Opening soon

In 1998, Nikki Beach introduced the world to the ultimate beach club concept bringing together dining, fashion, art, music and entertainment. Quoted by the London Observer as the “Sexiest Place on Earth”, over a decade later, Nikki Beach continues to make its mark in the world’s hottest addresses and trendsetting locales, recently claiming the #1 spot in Travel Channel’s World’s Sexiest Beach Bars. The Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a luxury global lifestyle company: Nikki Beach Lifestyle, launched at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 with a clothing line; Marketing and Public Relations Divisions; Global Sponsorships and Special Events; Nikki Beach Music label; a VIP membership card and concierge program; and a Hotel and Resorts Division.

Nikki Beach lifestyle can now be experienced in twelve cities, in nine different countries with more locations to come in the near future: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; St. Tropez, France; St. Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui, Thailand; Mallorca, Spain; and also at the Cannes Film Festival, France; the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; and this year at the 2012 London Olympics in London. For more information on Nikki Beach, please visit http://www.nikkibeach.com

 

NIKKI BEACH MUSIC
Nikki Beach Music provides you with an opportunity to take home the thrilling, one-of-a-kind experience from all of our exquisite locations throughout the world in our several CD compilations.

Nikki Music started small, but has grown to a magnitude to be compared to many well known record labels throughout the world. Nikki Music, based out of Miami Beach, Florida has been fortunate to have contacts with many known, as well as unknown, DJs, artists and labels around the world. Nikki Music started out as an offspring of the world famous Nikki Beach clubs. Throughout the years Nikki Music has expanded, and is now recognized worldwide. With contacts at all the major labels nationally and internationally, Nikki Music has jumped off the charts as a recognized and respected record label in the music business.

Please visit http://www.nikkibeachlifestyle.com to learn more about the CDs and DVDs available for purchase and download.

 

NIKKI VIP – TELL ONLY YOUR BEST FRIENDS

Known as the “sexiest place on earth,” Nikki Beach is the ultimate destination for the jet-set elite. The Nikki Beach VIP program offers an elevated experience to our discerning clientele. Nikki VIP cardholders receive individualized, privileged service at all of our locations worldwide, as well as invitations to exclusive events. Nikki VIP is offered at three levels of membership which allows the guest to select the membership best suited to their needs. Nikki VIP cards do not expire, enabling the cardholder to a lifetime of enjoyment at Nikki Beach.

Please visit http://www.nikkibeachlifestyle.com to learn more about the exclusive membership privileges afforded VIP cardholders and purchase yours today.

 

NIKKI BEACH MALLORCA SOFT OPENING
Date: Friday 15th June
Time: 11am
NIKKI BEACH MALLORCA opens for its first sizzling summer. Come and join us for lunch, dinner, cocktails or chilling out and experience the ultimate beach club experience. Sample our creative globally-inspired cuisine, refreshing signature cocktails and world-class entertainment while enjoying the magical view over the lapping waves of the glistening Mediterranean. Opening Hours 11am – 8pm

For reservations or more information please email: info.mallorca@nikkibeach.com

 

 

AMAZING SUNDAY
Date: Every Sunday from 17th June
Time: 1pm
Join the hip, sexy and elite at the best beach party in Mallorca. Enjoy our legendary all day Sunday revelry with early afternoon resident and guest DJs playing the best dance beats and house music together along with Nikki Beach Signature Entertainment, Energy Dancers and Live Performances and champagne spraying! Don’t miss this amazing, mesmerizing beach party for the time of your life. We promise you, you’ll never want to leave. Starting at 1pm

For reservations or more information please email: info.mallorca@nikkibeach.com

 

MOJITO PARTY
Date: Saturday 23rd June
Time: 1pm
Enjoy our world famous signature cocktail party! Nikki Beach Signature Entertainment with Energy Dancers, magnificent live sax music, electric violin together with Nikki Beach Resident DJ playing the best dance beats around, along with champagne spraying and a time to savour our splendid unbeatable mojitos! Starting at 1pm!

For reservations or more information please email: info.mallorca@nikkibeach.com

 

SAN JUAN

Date: Saturday 23rd June
Time: 10pm
The Noche de San Juan is believed to be a magical and mystical night in Spain. On this day, the sun bows to the Earth twice and during this magical Midsummer’s Eve, the divinations focus on love, letting go, and celebrating life to the full!… Let’s celebrate this special time together at Nikki Beach with blazing bonfires, dynamic fire shows, guest and celebrity DJs and Energy Dancers. Starting at 10 pm.

For reservations or more information please email: info.mallorca@nikkibeach.com

 

http://www.nikkibeach.com

 

 

Lifestyle Cycling

Hey there cycling friends!

We’ve had a sensational start to the season! As the first and only Eddy Merckx Test Center on the island of Mallorca we are thrilled with the huge interest in the Eddy Merckx road bike models EMX1, EMX3 and EMX5. Thanks for the many compliments we have received for our top of the line cycle station in the Hotel Iberostar Cupido/Playa de Palma. Did you know that now we are capable of setting your bike up with an SRM PowerMeter and PowerControl bike computer for your individual training? Come in and let us advise you as to how these tools can help you train more efficiently. Don’t pass up this opportunity to test the same tools that the pros use.

Bike Rental – Book now and save!
Under the motto, “History meets future” we are offering a price-saving chance for you to test an original EddyMerckx bike. If you book before may 15th, your rental will only cost you from 99.- EUR per week. This offer applies for all bookings between 10.6 and 1.09.2012. It’s easy to book online at http://www.lifestyle-cycling.net.

Become a fan and win an Eddy Merckx EMX-1 Road bike

WIN A BIKE FROM EDDY – We are giving away a brand new EddyMerckx EMX1 and loads of other great prizes. Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/LifestyleCycling, click on: Like Us” and answer the question. With a little luck the bike can be yours! Good luck!

Online Shop now open!


Looking for a new bike? You can buy one online at http://www.eddymerckxshop.com. Our shop is now on line. We offer you attractive offers from EddyMerckx road bikes, both new and used. A visit to the shop is well worth your while! Other offers in the Online-Shop include original SRM PowerMeters and PowerControl-bike computers.

Currently, our special offer is the EddyMerckx EMX-1 with Ultegra Compact and Fulcrum 5 for the sensational price of 1750.- EUR delivered directly to your home. This offer is valid as long as supplies last, so don’t wait too long before ordering your dream bike through us.

Join LIFESTYLE CYCLING at the top Sportive Events in Europe
We offer you our slipstream and expertise so you can enjoy unforgettable moments at top European Sportive events including the “Skoda Velothon Berlin”, the “Vattenfall Cyclassics” in Hamburg and the “Eddy Merckx Classic” in Salzburg. Book your place on the LIFESTYLE CYCLING Team now. Details about these events can be found here. Book quickly, there are only 15 places available for each event!
We would be thrilled to see you, whether in Mallorca at the Eddy Merckx Test Center, on Facebook or as our guest in Berlin, Hamburg or Salzburg.

Till then all the best, Your LIFESTYLE CYCLING Team

http://www.lifestyle-cycling.net

McQueen Luxury Toys Extreme Beach Day

 

McQueen Luxury Toys Extreme Beach Day

Sunday 6th May @ Port Adriano Beach from 12:00h-18:00h

Spread the word and join us all from midday on Port Adriano beach to SEE & TRY our extreme McQueen Luxury Toys….

Promising you an afternoon to remember…. Are you extreme enough to try these toys!?

This is a Sunday not to be missed!

For more information please contact Johanna at Globo Events: jlane@globobalear.com / +34 636 599 321

 
http://www.mcqueenibiza.com
http://www.globo-events.com
http://www.globobalear.com

Radio One Mallorca Launch Party at the Sunset Club

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WELCOME TO RADIO ONE MALLORCA
Radio One Mallorca is here! Mallorca’s hottest radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day with the hottest tunes, all of the classics and live programs from your favourite presenters. Quality radio from the company that brings you the Pirates Adventure, Pirates Reloaded and Come Fly with Me shows.

We are delighted to announce we now have an official frequency, 105.6fm! So not only can you listen online and on your mobiles, but you can hear us through your radios wherever you are…24/7…Islandwide!

Want to listen on the go? Not a problem! We are part of the TuneIn Radio network so if you have an iPhone, Blackberry or Android based smartphone you can download the TuneIn Radio app and listen wherever you are!

http://radioonemallorca.com/

 

Radio One Mallorca on 105.6fm

 

Radio One Mallorca who are part of the Globo Balear Entertainment Group which own Pirates Adventure, Pirates Reloaded and Come Fly With Me are delighted to announce they now have an official island wide radio frequency, 105.6fm! So not only can you listen online and through your mobiles, in a few weeks time you’ll be hearing them on your radios wherever you are in Mallorca…24/7.
It has been a culmination of a lot of hard work from the whole team at Globo Balear who pride themselves on the quality of entertainment that their shows have provided in Mallorca for the last 26 years. The radio station will be no different and it will have exactly the same philosophy.
Priding itself on diversity and pure entertainment Radio OneMallorca has a show to suit everyone. The flagship Breakfast show with Richie Prior & Ayesha Wood is off and running from 8am-11am every week day morning with all the news from Mallorca & the UK. Including the weather, newspaper front pages, sport, top TV, On This Day in History, Birthdays, What’s Ons, Showbiz, Fascinating fact of the Day and much more alongside loads of great music.
Throughout the rest of the day music and entertainment will be provided by well known DJ’s Des Mitchell, Vicky Locklin, Adam West, Colin Sales, Little Liam Hadley, Steve Welch, Spencer James, Paul Breen Turner, Rad Damon, Ela Black, Aron Garner & Mark Rowley. Plus many local DJ’s will be given an opportunity to play their music.
Charity will be a big part of the stations plans. Globo Balear already supports many Mallorca based charities and has an ongoing association with the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London. The annual Pirates Charity Premiere has now raised over half a million Euros.
The Station will have the media back up from its partners the Majorca Daily Bulletin who will be providing the news bulletins, the What’s ons and all the local news. With the BBC & Sky providing World and International news.
Sport and Showbiz will be part of the programming and past celebrity interviews have included Tom Felton & Rupert Grint from Harry Potter, Sir Geoff Hurst, Linford Christie, Steve McManaman, Shane Richie, Steve McFadden, Sue Cleaver, Pauline Quirke, Sally Lindsay, Jonathon Davies, Kyran Bracken, Geoff Shreeves, Graham Souness, Jamie Redknapp, Lee Dixon, Mark Lawrenson, Charlie Nicholas, Danny Baker, Nigel Benn, to name just a few!

 

Radio OneMallorca is also available online at http://www.radioonemallorca.com through the Tunein Radio App and Facebook. The studio can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter at radioonem, email studio@radioonemallorca.com and text 670 704 311.
There a lots of ways for everyone to get involved with Radio OneMallorca, so whether you’re listening to great music, looking to win prizes, advertise or even to just contribute your fascinating fact of the day please contact Richie Prior rprior@globobalear.com / +34 971 130 411

 

 

http://www.radioonemallorca.com/