September 9, 2013
So when you’re a child (or a mama) the end of summer is defined by the start of school, which is TODAY! My return to city life and the official kick off to fall is also punctuated by New York Fashion Week – currently in the thick of it. I thought one final end of summer post celebrating my dreamy Ibizian holiday was fitting for today.
Funny how sometimes you can have an interpretation of something that can be completely off the mark. This was certainly the case for me personally when I thought of Ibiza. I had this idea, as many people do, that Ibiza was strictly a party town. Over the past few summers my interpretation has shifted and I now see the absolute beauty Ibiza has to offer with its rocky coastline & wild vegetation – I fell in love with the island so thoroughly that I arranged a 2 week holiday for my family this past August.
It is true that there is a duality to the island – but teeter tottering on the edge of both Ibizian worlds is perfectly juxtaposed for my lifestyle since my husband is a DJ and has to position himself in Ibiza every summer. Dipping our toes into the nightlife might be a necessity but as a family we craved a quiet holiday – discovering the hidden rustic pockets of the island, exploring the beautiful beaches & savoring in the yummy food….everyone was happy!
Our trip was filled with 24-7 togetherness, which is what made the holiday so PERFECT – no distractions, lots of laughter, fun discoveries and incredible meals! We operated on a crazy altered time pattern compared to our normal BKLYN or Amagansett life. Dinners didn’t begin until 11pm….asleep at 2am regularly….and awake at EEEK noon! I suppose we fully embraced and adapted to the Spaniard lifestyle. Insane that banks don’t even open until 11am daily and breakfast is served until 1pm everywhere!
We explored adventurous water activities, boating, hippy markets, drumming circles, go karting, hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, grotto exploration, soaking in the old city’s charm & architecture, and lost ourselves in some insane Ibizan sunsets.