Merry Christmas Everyone. Wishing you peace, love and happiness for 2022.
Sometimes I forget to post about the coolness of Mallorca. There are always so many fun events, amazing restaurants and of course the beaches ….. I could go on and on about Mallorca and I will try to add more MALLORCA to my blog. Cuz it’s one helluva island.
So let’s talk about something going on this weekend – Nit de l’Art in Palma. It’s the island’s most important art event (even though I’m a bit partial to Art Night in Campos) and this year it takes place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of September.
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of this special event in Palma where museums, art galleries and art studios open their doors until midnight for people (thousands attend every year) to wander in and out and see the newest art – paintings, sculptures, installations and more. This year includes a special guest, director Christian Tran will present his film Terres Barceló and after there will be Q & A. So very exciting!
Oh, and did I mention drinks? Bars are open, drinks are flowing and peeps are gathering.
I’m a bit of an artist myself and like to dabble in a bit of creativeness here and there. The art shown on this page is mine and for sale. I will be posting more soon with a link at the top of my home page so keep an eye out. You can send me an email at email@example.com if you want to make an offer on a painting. And go to Nit de l’Art !
Ahhhhh….. still thinking about my lovely time at Hammam Palma yesterday. A massage was definitely in order and it was a darn good one! Even got my face and scalp massaged. Have you ever been to a hammam, or Turkish bath? My first experience with one was a few years ago in Marrakech where I did the whole experience – steam, warm water sloshed over me with a bucket and then the fun begins; you are lathered up with black soap and then the attendant dons a loofah glove and vigorously exfoliates you from head to toe. Your body won’t know what hit it. And then off to a massage with oils. Heaven.
Yesterday was my first time at Hammam Palma. I had been searching for places for Felix and me to get massages. And it is seriously insane out there – either the place has closed for the winter season, closed on the weekends (what?!) or booked for months in advance. It was truly frustrating. Imagine my total glee when my email that was sent the night before was answered when I checked emails in the morning. And their answer was YES! All I had to answer was how long massage we wanted, our names and a phone number and we were booked. No calling and waiting, no giving a credit card. Thank you!
We arrived at 15:00 and were given towels and swim footwear to be worn inside the hammam. They want you to relax and experience the thermal bath and sauna for about an hour before your massage. They offer 15, 30 and 60 minute massages. They also offer the whole experience – black soap, exfoliation and massage if you wanted to be completely pampered. But just remember with the thermal spa you need to add an hour to whatever experience you choose. We scheduled an hour massage and were there two and a half hours.
It was so needed to take away stress and have a place that makes it easy and comfortable to do. I will be back very soon! Maybe I will do the complete experience next time. Stay tuned!
Hammam Palma ~ Calle Costa i Llobera 20, Palma de Mallorca 971.412.860
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you are out tonight in Palma don’t forget to stop by Hogans, Shamrock Fun Place and O’Malleys for a good time.
Maybe you will get a cool hat like we did last year!
Fibonacci, the place for pan y café (bread and coffee), but so much more.
I finally checked out this café (and this time I mean café, not coffee). It was all I had been expecting! Well, minus the fact that I was craving the roast beef sandwich I read about. (They were out of the beef à la roasted) So I ordered a tuna fish sandwich and a café (this time coffee – so confusing!) con leche. You got to choose your choice of bread which was a tough decision, they all looked so yummy.
I wish I would have saved room for dessert. The carrot cake was so tempting, so was the chocolate cake, ohhh don’t forget about the cheesecake and what about the apple pie!? Gosh oh golly, I gotta go back. Next time I might try a scone with a macchiato. Or a chicken salad with mozzarella and mango. And don’t forget to grab a fresh loaf of bread to take home with you. Or their selections of olive oil, vinegar, wine, pesto, more more more para llevar (for takeaway).
I went to the Fibonacci in the Portixol area. But they have two other locations around Palma.
Fibonacci! I will return! Please oh PLEASE have some roast beef left for me! Fibonacci, more than bread and coffee.
Welcome to my TWO HUNDREDTH POST! Amazing, truly amazing. There have been times when I thought about quitting, but I’m still here. I’M STILL HERE! I know I am not a daily blogger, not even usually a weekly blogger but I try to send something out in cyberspace a few times a month. And I would like to say a big THANK YEEEEWWW (with my Okie accent) to all my friends, family and you random stop-byers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for checking in from time to time. I really ‘preciate all of you.
While I have only been blogging for almost THREE (!) years, I have been in Europe/Mallorca for much longer. And when I stop to think about it – Felix and I are going to celebrate TEN years together – I am sometimes in shock at how fast the time flies. So many things have happened to me since meeting Felix, moving to Germany and then Mallorca. I have somewhat conquered German, still trying to conquer Spanish. And I am really hoping to do some amazing things this year. So watch out world!
I decided to post a few (or more than a few) of my favorite pics from these past years. Enjoy!