What better place to celebrate a milestone than renting a villa on the beautiful island of Ibiza. A boho dream island full of personality and full of history and stories.
This June 1st was a big one for me, I turned 40! I had been slightly dreading saying that out loud after comfortably sitting at 30 something for what seemed like forever, I felt like my 20’s were over before they began. Everybody says that life begins at 40, there may be some truth to that. I have friends who have hit 40 before me who are now getting to enjoy the life they planned for in their 30’s and friends who had a complete reversal and changed the direction of their lives.
For me, it was a slight pivot in my career and starting this online shop, relocating is also something I have been toying with and after this trip, something I long for. This was my first trip to Ibiza. My impression of it before was from TV scenes of 18-year-olds rolling around the streets after many many fishbowls and I was way too old for that. I was curious though, I love dance classics and had always known about the huge superclubs. I think what swung it for me was the hippie-ness of the island. I love that vibe, walking around with no shoes on, boho markets and sunset drinks.
After scouring Airbnb and all of the internet we found Villa Rock Legends, a beautiful villa set upon a hilltop with an incredible view over the south of Ibiza. As soon as I landed I could feel the London tension release, everybody there seemed so chilled and ready to welcome you to Ibiza. There’s definitely a feeling of utter relaxation combined with crazy partying. I was joined on the holiday by old friends from uni where we all studied interior design.
The first day we drove around the west of the island, the best place for beaches and sunsets. The beaches in Ibiza are stunning. Soft blond sand and clear turquoise water, the water is actually crystal clear. I don’t think I have ever been to a Spanish beach with clear water, but as I was told, this isn’t Spain it’s Ibiza. We visited Cala Salada, Cala Bassa and Cala Compte where we watched the sunset. I absolutely fell in love with the island, it was just what I wanted Ibiza to be but was pleasantly surprised at how unspoilt and clean it was. A jewel in the Med.
Sunset drinks at Sunset Ashram, Cala Compte