Dec 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Known and loved as Europe’s premier party destination, today, Ibiza manages to cleverly balance its hedonistic club culture with its hippy history, and new modern outlook towards wellness and spirituality. It’s a place that inspires, excites, and evolves, both with its seductive lifestyle offering, and as an unparalleled source of inspiration for resortwear, interiors, kidswear and accessories. As team WGSN City by City Travel release their brand new Ibiza Design Destination report, Editor Emily Cater highlights some of the best the island has to offer, across STAY, EAT & DRINK, SEE, and SHOP.
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This charming Ibiza Town hotel boasts a beautifully decorated, 1940s-style Art Deco exterior and modern interior, with facilities including a pool and spa, as well as a spacious rooftop Prosecco bar boasting panoramic views of the Med. It’s also a recommended spot for lunch or dinner, serving a healthy menu of fresh fish and meat dishes, as well as salads and detox smoothies for the health conscious. It’s stylish, affordable, and ideally located in Ibiza Town, just a short stroll from the local retail, making it one of our top picks for accommodation in Ibiza.
Located on the old market square at the foot of Dalt Vila, be sure not to miss this renowned eclectic vintage store, packed full to the rafters with trend-led styles for men and women including graphic tees, vintage sportswear, printed dresses, denim and swimwear. It’s consistently spot-on for its creative styling and merchandising.
Perhaps one of the more avant-garde clothing stores in the Ibiza Town area, Ruta stocks fashion-forward women’s apparel, footwear and accessories with a rocky twist. Expect slogan-embroidered denim jackets, tasselled dresses, star-print boots and sheer layers, for an edgier take on the usual Ibiza style.
At this eco-conscious store, expect to find a huge array of lifestyle products from various brands, spanning everything from homeware to women’s apparel, accessories, bags, food and textiles, with priority given to small independent brands over big chains. Don’t leave without buying a patterned cushion, woven basket bag or a pot of the famous Sal de Ibiza salt.
If in Ibiza on a Wednesday or a Saturday, don’t miss a visit to the renowned Punta Arabi Hippy Market. At this huge outdoor market, find everything from womenswear to jewellery, accessories, swimwear, kidswear, bags, homeware, beauty and food. It’s well worth dedicating at least two to three hours to explore.
Noted for its magnificent modern 1960s architecture, this former private home and studio of architect Erwin Broner is open for public viewing. Housed inside are many of his original sketches, while the view over the ocean is breathtaking.
Located in the brand new swanky Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Peyotito restaurant overlooks the pool and beach, boasting a relaxed, stylish ambience, delicious mezcal and tequila-infused cocktails, and a menu of modern Mexican flavours. Try the halibut ceviche, or the spicy Tinga de Pollo cups, for a mouthwatering gastronomical experience.
Amante is a luxe restaurant and bar boasting a rural setting overlooking the cove of Sol d’en Serra, just a 10 minute drive from Ibiza Town. Attracting a well-heeled crowd, the restaurant offers a modern Mediterranean menu of healthy, locally sourced ingredients alongside delicious cocktails – perfect for watching the sun go down. Amante won the award for Best Beach Restaurant in island guide White Ibiza three years running, and its outdoor film nights are a local treasure.
If you’re in the mood to party, head to the ultimate Ibiza nightlife venue – Ushuaia – which hosts a string of world-renowned DJs and artists in a VIP setting. It’s also a great place to scout for festival inspiration and juniors/young women’s street style shots.
Subscribers, check out the Ibiza Design Destination report on City by City for more.
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