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The Ibizan 843 ~ 08 Sep 16

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Day by Day…

  • Also see articles on this page and throughout the newspaper. Agenda continues on back page.

Thursday 15th

  • Ibiza Town, 10pm Cinema Paradiso (fb), Trumbo
  • Playa d’en Bossa, Dorado Live, We Are Scientists (New York) @ Santos. 10€ with a beer. From 8pm.
  • San Antonio, Shut up And Dance @ Rio. Features the Outcross Records 10th Anniversary Party with Miguel Campbell, Iain O’Hare and MAM (Miguel and Matt Hughes), with regulars Lisa Chadderton, LIPOUS and Roots and Sanchez.

Friday 16th

  • Ibiza Town, IFCC Gala Dinner at the Royal Plaza Hotel, 42€pp, Reservations:


  • San Antonio/Bay, Chris farley @ Stevie Ds, 10pm see advert
  • Ibiza Town, Beer Festival, Details on Facebook – IX Feria de la Cerveza 2016

Saturday 17th

  • Ibiza Town, Beer Festival, Details on Facebook – IX Feria de la Cerveza 2016

Sunday 18th

  • Ibiza Town, Beer Festival, Details on Facebook – IX Feria de la Cerveza 2016
  • Santa Eulalia, Nimmos Wild Rover, 9 pm onwards: Open mic jam session, all comers invited to come and contribute. If you can play, come and play…
  • Salinas, Melon Bomb @ The Jockey Club. Free from 2.30pm.

Monday 19th

  • San Antonio/Bay, Chris farley @ Stevie Ds, 10pm see advert
  • Es Vive, Steve Smith (Dirty Vegas), live acoustic performance, Sky Bar, Hotel Es Vive from 6pm.

Tuesday 20th

  • San Antonio/Bay, Sean Mackey @ Stevie Ds, 10pm see advert
  • Cala de Bou, Jose Padilla Sunset Sessions on Rooftop Nine, Ibiza Rocks Sol House Hotel 7pm-midnight.

Playing For Change ‘16.

  • Cala Llonga
    • Brian Whetton

Last year’s Playing For Change Day was probably one of the island’s biggest events. The day raised a whopping 8,000€ for the charity, which was the largest amount raised at any of the worldwide events.

We are delighted to inform you that this year Playing for Change will be taking place from mid-day to mid-night on Saturday 24th September, again on and around the beach area of Cala LLonga.

Plans are being finalised to make this year’s Annual Festival even bigger and better. There will be over 30 bands providing virtually non-stop music on 4 stages. We also have 2 food areas, a Children’s Play Area, plus a Hippy Market and much more.

Playing For Change is a day when musicians around the world come together to play for free to raise funds to provide free music education programmes in third world counties, in an attempt to improve the life experience of children through music.

So make a note on your diary, calendar or phone to come over to Cala Llonga and enjoy  a day you’ll not forget. We will bring you more information nearer to the date but if you’d like to learn more see the worldwide site and the local facebook page at



Volunteers Wanted

And a message from the organisers…

“We are still looking for volunteers to help with the Playing For Change Day IBIZA festival on Saturday 24th of September. Please let us know if you are available at any point throughout the day and would like to get involved :-) Send us an email with your contact info to:


Live in San Jordi

  • San Jordi
    • Claire B

Friday September 23 sees 4 bands playing live at the ‘Back to School’ San Jordi Music Festival. The line-up is:

  • Los Brazos (Bilbao)
  • The Kleejoss Band (Zaragoza)
  • Uncle Sal (Ibiza)
  • Blind Seekers (Ibiza)

From 8pm. The festival will be behind the church in the centre of San Jordi.

MacMillan Fundraiser Coffee Morning

  • Cala de Bou

Jackie is holding a coffee morning (though in Ibiza style it is in the afternoon) at the Old Tavern in aid of the MacMillan nurses on Friday September 23rd from 12noon to 4pm.  All welcome for a bit of a social and to raise some funds for this most worthy charity.


  • Santa Eulalia

Teatroespana recommences its programme of films screened in the original English, with Spanish subtitles.

Showing Fri 16th to Sun 19th Sept @19:00h Café Society (2016 PG 12A 1h 36min) In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell

Day Of The Tourist


  • Ibiza’s Day Of The Tourist, Thursday 15th September
  • Tourism Stats are Up, Up, Up; but Can Ibiza Sustain Them?

We all have reason to be thankful to Ibiza’s tourists upon whom every aspect of our economy is reliant.

As with any love affair however, the relationship is not always straightforward.

Ibiza’s relationship with its visitors has gone beyond the early heady days of unabated joy and romance, and moved into a reality of balancing too many kids, not enough income, and the need for regular date nights to remind us we are in love at all. Ibiza’s online relationship status would be ‘it’s complicated’.

However, today Thursday 15th September is nominated as one of our ‘date nights’ on which we celebrate and give thanks to everything the tourists bring to our island.

For many of us, that includes our own introduction and love affair with Ibiza. Such is the island’s special attraction that the Consell have held receptions for tourists of 40 plus, and even one 61 year, successive Ibiza visits. I am sure many Ibiza resident readers will have followed the pattern of an annual holiday becoming, bi-annual, tri-annual extending into a longer lifestyle stay, before ultimately making the commitment.

So on Thursday 15th let us all be forgiving of the question “how long have you lived here” followed up by “do you like it?” On Thursday we must remember our common roots and make extra effort to do whatever is within our power to make those tourists that cross our path have the most enjoyable holiday possible.

A wide-ranging agenda of special activities and events have been arranged throughout the island and so please help spread the word and give the information to as many people as possible.

The issue of Ibiza’s exponential growth in Tourist volume, and more to the point how to handle it, is complex and will not be resolved overnight.

In the meantime perhaps we should face this relationship taking the advice of one of our most famous visitors into account.

“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for”.

Bob Marley

Day Of The Tourist

The day is set aside by the Island’s municipalities to pay homage to the tourists who visit Ibiza. Whether it is your first time here, or you are a regular visitor, Thursday 15th September is a tribute to you. Each town hall organises different activities, which include tastings of typical local products, traditional dances, exhibitions, guided walks and much more.

Ibiza Town

  • Thursday, 15
  • Open day for Ibiza town’s main museums and heritage sites: MACE (Museum of Contemporary Art of Ibiza), Puget Museum, Casa Broner, Centro de Interpretación Madina Yabisa (Museum of Islamic Ibiza), Sant Pere and Sant Jaume Bastions, Archeological Museum Puig des Molins and Phoenician-Punic necropolis
  • Sampling of Ibizan produce at symbolic price (full collection for the benefit of Spanish Red Cross) Time: from 10am to 1pm Place: Mercat Nou
  • Sampling of Ibizan produce (free) Time: from 6.30pm to 10.30pm Place: Mercat Vell
  • Vernissage Exhibition “Extraños en el Paraíso” (Strangers in Paradise) of local artists (ART-SANIA) Time: from 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8 pm. Until 17th September at the Craft Centre Sa Pedrera
  • Friday, 16
  • Sunrise In Kayak with visit to the Posidonia meadowsTime: from 6.50am to 9.30am (approx.) at Ses Figueretes beach Capacity: 20 people*
  • Ibicenco Folkdance Exhibition (folk group Colla Sa Bodega) Time: from 7pm at the Sant Pere Bastion
  • Saturday, 17
  • Dramatised Tour Of Dalt Vila Time: 8pm – Meeting point: Mercat Vell (access ramp Portal de ses Taules) Capacity: 50 people*
  • Sunday, 18
  • Dramatised Tour Of Phoenician-Punic Necropolis Puig Des Molins Time: 11am – Meeting point: Archeological Museum (Via Romana, 31) Capacity: 40 people*
  • Information and *booking required at the Tourist Office

Tel. 971 399 232


San José

  • Thursday, 15
  • Guided excursion for tourists staying in hotels in Sant Josep (registration is necessary) through the more emblematic points of the municipality: Es Vedrà, defence towers, villages, Ses Salines Natural Park. Time: 4pm to 8pm Place: Registered pick-up in the hotels
  • Exhibition Of Carts And Traditional Crafts Time: 6pm
  • Reception And Welcome with Sant Josep’s Mayor and Tourism Counsellor, Sampling Of Ibizan Produce, Presents Bag Delivery, Exhibition Project “Podenco” in collaboration with PIArtIbiza Time: 8pm at Church Square in Sant Josep
  • Vernissage Exhibition “Sant Josep: más allá del tiempo”(Sant Josep, beyond time), photographs from Xescu Prats Time: from Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am to 1.30pm and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Until 9th October – at Can Jeroni Cultural Centre
  • Piano Concert with Gustavo Varela, “Tributo a Ludovico Einaudi” (Ludovico Einaudi Tribute) Time: 9.15pm at Can Jeroni Cultural Centre
  • Buses Departure back to the hotels Time: 10.45pm Place: Can Vildu Parking
  • Friday, 16
  • Vernissage Exhibition “Is-lados” from Gloria Ruiz Mansilla Time: Wednesday to Sunday 8pm to 11pm until 2nd October at Can Curt Cultural Centre, Sant Agustí des Vedrà
  • Exhibition Project “Podenco” Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm and 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Can Jeroni Cultural Centre
  • Video Projection: “Sant Josep: imágenes para recordar” (Sant Josep, images to remember) Time: 8pm at Can Jeroni Cultural Centre – The video will be projected on September 16, 17 and 18 while the cultural centre is open
  • Saturday, 17
  • Choir Concert “De la música tradicional de les Illes Balears al musical….un gran viaje!” (From traditional music of the Balearic Islands to the Musical … a great journey!) Verge del Carme de Cala Ratjada Choir (Mallorca): Bàrbara Femenies, soprano · Maria Antònia Gomis, conducting and piano/organ Time: 8.45pm at the Church of Sant Josep
  • Sunday, 18
  • Organ Concert “El esplendor del Barroco alemán” (The Splendor of German’s Baroque) Angelo Comotto (Italy)
  • Time: 8.45pm at the Church of Sant Josep

For more information from the Culture Department

Tel. 971 801 598


Santa Eulàlia

  • Thursday, 15
  • Open day for Ethnology Museum of Ibiza Time: 10am to 2pm and 5.30 to 8pm
  • Guided excursion trough the Riverside Route and visit to Sala Barrau and Can Planetes (River Interpretation Centre)* Time: from 10am to 1pm (approx.) – Meeting point: Santa Eulària’s Town Hall
  • Ibicenco Folkdance Exhibition, Sampling Of Ibizan Produce And Orchestra. Time: 9.30pm at Santa Eulària’s Town Hall Square, Es Canar beach, Cala Llonga beach

For more information from the Tourist Office

Tel. 971 990 728


San Antonio

  • Thursday, 15
  • Seaside Guide Tour through the Sant Antoni north coast*. Departures in the morning and in the afternoon
  • Ibicenco Folkdance Exhibition And Sampling Of Ibizan Produce Time: 7.30pm at the Passeig de ses Fonts (next to the Tourist Office)
  • Traditional Handcraft Exhibition Time: 10am to 1pm at Es Molí d’en Simó

Information and *booking at the Tourist Office

Tel. 971 343 363


San Juan

  • Thursday, 15
  • Circular Walk to Santuario des Culleram with visit to the cave. 10.30am – Meeting point: Cala de San Vicente beach
  • Ibicenco Folkdance Exhibition And Sampling Of Ibizan Produce. Live Music Time: 5pm Place: Cala de Sant Vicent esplanade

For more information from the Tourist Office

Tel 971 333 075


ibizan-844_page_04Tourists Up 11%! Airport Up 12.7%! Occupancy Up 6.5%! Is Ibiza Full Up?

Nick Gibbs

In the years I have been writing articles on Ibiza tourist statistics I cannot yet remember one with figures going down. On a day to day level we all notice this increase in visitors in the traffic on our streets and flesh on our beaches.

With this seemingly never ending upward trends in Ibiza Tourist statistics, we ask whether the market should be allowed to dictate when the island has reached its finite achievable numbers, or whether the Government should step in to control Ibiza’s visitors at a sustainable level.

Here we bring you 3 key statistical returns – Ibiza Tourist Numbers, Airport Passengers, and Hotel Occupancy

Please let us know your thoughts, put up and shut up, or fed up we’re full up?…


Ibiza Airport has Record 1.4 Million passengers in August

  • A total of 5,332,497 passengers have transited through Ibiza airport during the first eight months of the year

Ibiza airport’ August traveller tally came in at 1,390,009 passengers, 6.9% more than during the same month last year.

Spain heads the list with the United Kingdom second with some 368,497 travellers representing an increase of 5.3%. In third place is Italy with 216,234 passengers, 0.6% more than in August 2015.

Aircraft movements carried out last month totalled 12,992, an increase of 4.1%.

Passengers in the eight months to date show a substantial increase of 12.7% over the same period in 2015, equating to 5,332,497 passengers.

August Hotel Occupancy reached 95.4% in the Pitiusas

  • Throughout the season it has been 88.6%, 6.5% higher than that recorded last year

Speaking of the figures, Juanjo Riera, president of the Pitiuses Hotel Federation said yesterday that they had actually predicted even higher at 97% – a figure he felt the islands could handle.

According to Riera it was the last few days of the month between Sunday 28 and Wednesday 31 August that dropped the overall occupancy level in certain parts of the islands.

Surprisingly perhaps given it is considered the boom area of Ibiza, it was actually the Ibiza Town sector that includes Playa D’en Bossa that let the numbers down with a rate of  93.72% in the last fortnight, when in the same period of 2015 it was 95.77%.

Riera considers that as well as being the most expensive area, it is also the current attraction for the younger crowd, many of whom may have been returning to studies towards the end of the month.

That was not the case in Sant Antoni and its bay, also a younger hotspot, where occupancy was 95.19%, 0.5% higher than in 2015.

Juanjo Riera believes that Ibiza must concentrate on its infrastructure to avoid a feeling amongst visitors that the island is reaching saturation point.

By way of example he stated improvements to the Ibiza to Santa Eulalia road, drainage and through its problems bad odours in Ibiza Town, and the interconnection of desalination plants as all being important improvements for Ibiza to withstand the increasing tourist numbers.


British Make Up a Quarter of Ibiza’s 1.6 Million July Tourists

  • Tourist Count – Balearic Statistics Institute—Year to July Tourism Up 11%

Figures released by Ibestat, the Balearic statistics institute, show Ibiza tourist numbers to be up by 11% in the year to the end of July compared to the same period in 2015.

Of the 1,647,000 visitors, only the Spanish show a decrease in numbers down by 3.4%, but still comprising the second largest nationality.

At 455,000 tourist visitors the UK is up 8.4% and represents the biggest national group by far. Aside from Spain the UK brings more than double the number of tourist to the next biggest nationalities of Italy at 204,000 and Germany with 190,000.

Though still a very small overall percentage, the Scandinavian market has shown the biggest increase up 58%, with France also showing a marked increase up 28% to 88,000.

Ryanair Edinburgh Service from March

  • Tickets are now on sale for the new route which will commence March 26th 2017 on a twice weekly schedule.

A quick search on the Ryanair website gave availability from 80€ at the outset, increasing to a maximum shown of 210€ in July and August.

The flights are Wednesday and Sunday, though when we searched the booking system would only accept Wednesday UK departures.

Beach Closed in San An Bay due to Sewage Spill

On Friday 9th September, environmental officers from San José town hall took the decision to temporarily close the beach of Caló d’en Serral following a sewage spill.

Local businesses raised the alarm at 8.30am stating that a river of excrement was traversing the beach. By the time the officers attended at 11:30am it is understood the sewage had reached the sea.

San José town hall stated that the overflow discharge was due to a power failure at Port Des Torrent pumping station.

They said that the problem has been fixed but that the beach would remain closed for at least 24 hours before further testing is conducted.

The diario de Ibiza reported that those reporting the problem were amazed it took so long for the authorities to react.

They said “the beach has been busy with people swimming and bathing since 8:30, and all while the beach is full of crap.”

Caló d’en Serral is one of the many small stretches of sand in the Bay of San Antonio. Approx 75m in total length it is the next beach east of Pinet Playa.


“Rest in Peace Grandfather” Las Dalias founder Juan Mari Juan dies age 89.

Juan Mari Juan, founder of Las Dalias, died on Friday afternoon, the 9th of September, in hospital Can Misses at 89 years old.

In a statement issued by Las Dalias they paid tribute to their founder who was born in Sant Carles in 1927. “A farmer and carpenter who put all his efforts in the implementation of a roadhouse in 1954, when tourists started to arrive in Ibiza. Today, thanks to his efforts and vision, Las Dalias has become internationally known.”

In a coincidentally timed but fitting tribute to his work, shortly before his death it was announced that the Tourism Award for 2016 had been made by the Balearic Government to Las Dalias in recognition of his extensive work and experience in promoting tourism in Ibiza.

The funeral of Señor Mari Juan was held at 1pm Monday 12th September with a Mass at 6pm at the church of Sant Carles de Peralta.

On Monday, during the Night Market, artisans, musicians, employees and friends gathered to pay tribute to “the father of Las Dalias and grandfather of us all. Rest in peace grandfather”



Amanda Zips it Up

Hey Zipsters! Welcome to another instalment of Amanda Zips It Up.

So, we’re back in office for the start of a late summer, early winter.

If you are anything like me (and let’s face it, you probably are) then you have a hard time getting up in the morning. Your alarm clock goes off and you hit the snooze button so hard that you make it cry. That’s right, your hatred for getting up is so great you’ve somehow managed to make an inanimate object cry.

You know what would make an alarm clock better? If instead of waking you up with a vile alarm, it woke you up with a red hot orgasm.

Meet The little rooster.

Good day sunshine, indeed!

Waking up on time is the worst and having an orgasm instead of grumpily turning off your alarm would be pure bliss. Well some deviant sex genius agrees, and as such has created an alarm clock that wakes you up with a knee-shaking orgasm. It’s called the Little Rooster, and while it may look like a high-tech spatula, it’s actually a brilliant sex toy, so hold onto your labia.

The Little Rooster

This isn’t just a vibrator, it’s an alarm clock FOR YOUR PANTS.

The device has 27 ultra-quiet levels of intensity (plus three more monster-loud ones for your deep sleepers).

Google it, and on that bombshell, I’ll leave with this week’s round of of fashion and lifestyle.

Hair & braids to Gigi & Tommy – enjoy this week’s Amanda Zips It Up. Xx

Read Amanda’s fashion blog


Braids & Beach Curls

  • Holly Shilloto

For my first hair blog. I began brain storming and realised I have A LOT to talk about when it comes to all things hair related.

The first things that spring to mind when I think of ‘Ibiza hair’ are glittery roots, plaits, big bouncy long locks and this goddam Mr Whippy hair cut that just won’t die. Some of these are positive, some of them not so much.

I have to admit, I am a fan of the braiding trend that has swept the island, from the Kardashian mimic Dutch braids to the weird and wonderful patterned cane rows. Such a simple and easy way to keep your hair off your face and neck in the (sometimes unbearably) hot weather, whilst looking pretty slick at the same time.

The glittery roots, however, is not something I am digging. To me it looks like bad dandruff! I’m all for a bit of glitter, sure, whack it all over your head and even all over your body, but secluded just at the roots just doesn’t make sense to me.

Big bouncy beautiful locks are definitely a big trend out here, I would say this is the style I get asked to give my clients more than any other. Whether it’s the Ocean Beach style or slightly more loose boho vibe, I think it’s a great way to feel feminine and show off luscious locks – as long as you can bare a sweaty neck!

And last but not least there is the ‘Mr Whippy’ or the ‘Paintbrush’ trend on men that seems to be sticking around like the worst smell in the world. Shaving the sides off and leaving the top is not something (in my opinion) that the average Joe can pull off, the tiny tufty pointless pony tail looks ridiculous. As does the highly quaffed back over done top with a bald underside. Get rid. Maybe I am just being old fashioned, if I had produced such a cut in my trades test when qualifying I would have failed, mashing two haircuts together can be an awesome creation, but in this case, I think not.

So onto something a little more positive. One of the benefits I have found out here for my own hair is the mega heat doubled with the sea water/air. In England, I have limp, wispy hair with the echo of a wave that undoubtedly drops and leaves me with flat lifeless hair after a matter of hours. Out here, I can jump in the sea with freshly washed hair and surface with textured, curly almost dreadlock like mermaid hair. IF ONLY a manufactured product could recreate the same effect, in my ten years of hair dressing, so far, I have not found a salt spray that compares to the natural thing. My advice? Get yourself in the ocean as much as possible when on holiday and take advantage of its amazing natural styling potential.

This leads me neatly on to a little hair advice, it’s important to look after when spending time in the sun even if it is only a week. Both the sun and the salty air can really dry hair out, especially if it’s coloured. I would recommend getting a nice spray in sun lotion such as  Kiko’s solar hair repair serum and investing in a good conditioning treatment, or smothering it in coconut oil and leaving it overnight. Coconut oil is such a great product in the kitchen and in the beauty world.

Fifty Shades

The literary and cinematic phenomenon responsible for catapulting into the stratosphere Google searches for the term “BDSM” has returned in full force.

Following Fifty Shades of Grey’s mammoth $571 million taking at the box office last year, making it the fastest-selling 18 certificate film of all time, the franchise returns to screens with Fifty Shades Darker; the first of two sequels filmed back-to-back, under the guidance of director James Foley.

Returning to the works of author E.L. James, Darker continues the misadventures of college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), caught up in the covert sexual shenanigans of hunky business tycoon Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), a man described both as a romantic hero and an abusive creep – depending on who you’re talking to.

Of course, Fifty Shades of Grey abruptly ended with Anastasia leaving Christian after realising the pair are simply incompatible, though it’s a separation unlikely to last; the sequel picking up with Christian’s attempts to entice Ana back into his life, which she accepts under a new arrangement of her choosing.

However, their temporary bliss is interrupted by the return of shadowy figures from Christian’s past; promising plenty of steamy drama, with the final film in the trilogy Fifty Shades Freed pitched for a 2018 release.

Fifty Shades Darker hits UK cinemas 10 February 2017.

I can’t wait! X


Are we in anticipation of New York Fashion Week’s September kickoff?  I’m excited about Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger’s upcoming collaboration.

For their autumn fashion presentation, Hadid and Hilfiger have planned an extravagant fashion experience, rather than a mere catwalk show, for those who attend.

Gigi Hadid, who stepped in alongside Hilfiger as brand ambassador, is the perfect choice to represent the youthful collection, which features footwear, accessories, and fragrances, as well as, Hadid’s go-to clothing of choice: athleisure wear.  This is going to be exciting.

Dressing Up For Pool Parties.

  • Sophia V.

So many pool parties are happening at the moment. But what does one wear, say if they want to look good, but also have a dip in the pool? This article will detail fashion items that are glamorous enough to party in, but also casual enough to wear of a daytime.

Swimwear. First up, the basics. There are so many stunning costumes, bikinis and two pieces available in stores and online. Some are so pretty that they don’t even need anything adding to make it stand it. Victoria Secret bikinis, although a little expensive, are fine examples, especially the colourful sets. Some are there bikinis are bright, summery colours and definitely wouldn’t go unnoticed. River Island has some stunning stuff. They have a holiday section. Fringe bikini tops, lace bikini tops, costumes with plunging necklines, in a variety of different colours are only some of what’s on offer. My favourite shopping sites are also Asos and Missguided.

A cover up. Maybe you don’t feel comfortable walking around half naked at a packed pool of people. Worry not, as there are many fashionable and stunning cover ups, which can also add the glam factor to swimwear, or again, just give you the extra confidence. Kimono’s are perfect. There are so many different styles, and colours. They can also be floor length, or waist length, (maxi kimono.) They’re also easy to slip in and out of when you fancy having a swim, from sunbathing.

Playsuits are another option, and again easy to get in and out of swiftly. There are dress and shorts style playsuits.

Kaftan’s, a little similar to kimono’s are great, especially plain white ones which show off your suntan.

T-shirt maxi dress. These are super comfortable, and casual. They’re probably best worn with some accessories: bangles, dangly earrings or rings to glam them up a tad.

Lastly, footwear is of utmost importance when attending a pool party. This is the part where you should put it a little extra time in choosing what to wear. If you decide to wear flat flipflops for the comfort, get fancy ones with diamantes on, gems, studs etc. Silver and gold flipflops stand out already, and look glamorous. However don’t shy away from wearing bright colours, especially if your swimwear is plain black or white.

Heeled sandals or wedges. These can change almost any outfit from casual to fancy in a second. Not only do they create the illusion of longer legs, but wearing heels just looks like you’ve put in more of an effort.

A hat. Hats can also look glamorous providing you choose the right one. My favourite are the floppy straw hats, but in black. They go with almost anything. They come in many different colours and designs, whether decorated with flowers, ribbons, patterns. Caps can also bling up an outfit, but usually if they’re the cool leather type, studded ones that someone like Rhianna would wear, although I think they look too casual.

Makeup. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a full face of makeup in the blistering heat, at least add some mascara, and brush some gold bronzer over your cheeks. Lip-gloss and lip-balm will keep your lips moist too.

So, if you’re going to the beach, and a pool party afterwards, or the other way around, stock up on the above and you can go from daywear to eveningwear in a matter of seconds.

For more of Sophia’s articles and tips check out her blog:



Elle Macpherson has made me jealous

This right here, is the difference between the new Elle Macpherson Body brand of lingerie and Elle Macpherson Intimates, with which she parted company two years ago. At 52, Macpherson is not just here to look good in knickers; she is the brains of the operation.

After 25 years of experience in lingerie, Macpherson now has “skin in the game”, Elle Macpherson Body is a 50-50 venture, into which she has put equal investment with Australian entrepreneur Simon de Winter.

She clearly picked up a lot about knickers. The new bras are designed both to look good, and to look good under clothes. This sounds obvious, but it’s not: most pretty lingerie ruins the line of a silk blouse or a cotton T-shirt, while most T-shirt bras are hideous. The colours of Elle Macpherson Body are so lovely, colours of pistachio, teal and ginger.

The touches of the garments look like they give a smooth line.

Each piece seems to be designed to be seen from every angle.

Bra straps are angled so that they start close together on the back strap and fan outward towards your shoulder, which makes your waist look narrower and your shoulders broader and more athletic.

We all know, with underwear, it’s all about thinking: if you don’t have a great body, how do you make a body look great?”

I can’t wait to try this out! Gym time!

Food & Drink

ibizan-844_page_08Mariposa Sundays

  • Nick Gibbs

The Roast is Back!

Those on Ibiza’s East Coast may again sleep well, safe in the knowledge that the Mariposa Sunday Roast is back on the menu for the late summer and autumn season, and thereby balance is restored to the universe.

One of the very best traditional Sunday lunches you will find in Ibiza, and served at what is without doubt one of the friendliest places to eat. View isn’t too shabby either J

Here is our review lunch from last Autumn. I don’t think you’ll mind if you have read it before. I have, but reading it again has made me yearn for my next Sunday on the Pueblo Esparagos—Viva Cala Llonga

Sunday Lunch ~ It’s All Gravy

  • Beef, Pork or Chicken 10.50€, Lamb 11.50€
  • Range of homemade puddings 4.50€ to 5.50€,

Each to their own, but I’m not a fan of Sunday Roasts in the baking heat of the Summer. I know lots love it but for me Roast Dinners come on the agenda at the same time as the Christmas ads on TV, i.e. September. This was my first eating out post summer and so really looking forward to it.

Everybody had plenty of meat, the portion control used being my favourite measure of ‘just a bit too much’. Way too much is wasteful and if deliciousness dictates may demand overeating. Too little means you are probably somewhere with ‘bistro’, ‘gastro’ or God forbid ’fusion’ in the name that will have me muttering complaint when presented with the bill. This was in the Goldilocks ‘just right zone’. The chicken came both light and dark, the pork with some special crackling. Mint, apple, horseradish, whatever my chosen meat in the Sunday sauce trinity, I want lots of it and do not enjoy having to ask waiting staff for three more thimbles of a restaurant’s efforts at epicurean economy, so the broad dishes with copious supplies of each were a welcome sight. Home made Yorkshire, we are ticking all the boxes, and then of course it comes, the gravy.  Sitting in such a brilliant setting in the brilliant sunshine, it would have been impossible not to pour that so very British brown embellishment without realising that it certainly is, “it is all gravy.”

Even the vegetables were gravy, metaphorically speaking. I can’t think it is often I specifically seek out the name of a veg supplier. So tasty, so very tasty. We all know that one thing the BBC will never be telling relatives at home is that their food tastes better than ours. The British supermarket force grown, perfectly formed abominations on the memories of our allotment owning grandparents do not come close to even our most standard supermarket fruit and veg. But these were that bit more. Remarkable even by Ibizan standards. Funny how visitors remark at how our children are really good at eating their vegetables. Yes, that would be because they can taste them. Our son clicked on the extra specialness of these with no less than 3 return for Broccoli and Cauliflower, whilst dad used his rusty silver service for no one but himself in ensuring no carrot was left behind.

As we were enjoying the afternoon you couldn’t help but notice the succession of puddings pass by to other less patient patrons. Apple Pie created with an outlook of ‘now that’s an apple pie’. Syrup Sponge Pudding smothered in creamy custard that had been created with an outlook of ‘now that’s a childhood memory’.

There were others but I only had eyes for these little beauties and was wrangling over my inevitable infidelity as choosing either over the other seemed wrong at a spiritual level, when I discovered that demons were afoot. No pie! No pud!

In hindsight of course I was an idiot. You don’t keep watching these be served assuming there will be one left. Why would there be any left, look at them? And so your humble reviewer who has some modest claim to eat professionally, revealed himself as a rank amateur.

Cheese was suggested. I like cheese. But still salivating over my sweet cravings it felt, well, it wasn’t pie and it wasn’t pud. Was the day to end on a low?

But then there were angels. Sweet, well savoury, cheesy angels. What we got was not the afterthought of something served to the tortured souls of pie and pud deprivation.

The platter of Stilton, Brie and Red Leicester flown in by our winged guardians was enough to provide tasty nibbling for a long time to come. OK, this cheese feast needed one thing, an essential missing ingredient. Guess what it is yet? But lo and behold before I could get to order the essential glass of port, one was served to me – they include it with cheese and biscuits as standard. In my book that’s a real nice touch – classy.

Whoops, still one thing missing. No butter. As if projected by angels on high, or Joe behind the bar who understandably didn’t want to miss any of his Crystal Palace holding their own at Anfield, the butter came from nowhere  and required the instinctive catch of a long retired slip. Then again why should that come as a surprise, Mariposa, where the Butter Flies.




View From The Pew

Joy in Heaven

  • Dr Peter Pimentel

Jesus told a story: “What woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:8-10)

The story has the ring of truth and fits the Jewish and Aramaic culture of the 1st Century.  The Greek word translated as “silver coin” is Greek silver coin, the drachma, which had the same value roughly as the Roman silver coin, the denarius – the value of a day’s wage for a labourer.  In the background, but not referred to in the text, is probably the custom of the woman’s headdress, which was her dearest possession and nest egg. As ten drachma comprise a modest decoration, the woman was extremely poor. By sweeping her dark residence she finds the jingling coin on the hard rocky floor again and rejoices, inviting her friends and neighbours to share her joy.

This is a surprising picture of God who searches for the lost soul.  Don’t be put off by the word “repent” in the story: “Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”  The English word “repent” is unfortunate.  The Collins English Dictionary has the definition:  “to feel remorse (for); be contrite (about); show penitence.”  In the Hebrew and Aramaic languages that Jesus spoke the word he would have used is pronounced shuv in Hebrew and tuv in Aramaic and both words simply mean “to turn” or “to return”.  That’s all.  No feelings whatsoever are necessary.  The story is about being lost and being found by God.  The meaning of the story is surely that God searches diligently for the lost individual.  The other nine coins are safe.  And when we are found we turn or return to God.  When that happens God is joyful and happy!  The angels of the face of God reflect that joy into us.

  • Church service this Sunday is 30am in the Church at Sant Rafel. 
  • The English-Speaking Church on Ibiza & Formentera. See website for locations & information. Tel 971 343383



It’s Good to Talk

  • Kate Stillman

Dear Ibiza Sun

I am a 47 year old male who basically and embarrassingly is maybe a sex addict, I don’t really know what an addict is but I do know that I have sex with lots of different and regular ladies probably 5 out of 7 nights. I am single and have no desire to get married but I do wonder if my behaviour is ok and normal.

You’re opinion would be much appreciated

Thank you

Possible SA


Dear Possible SA

Thank you for your e-mail which I found interesting for several reasons, and thus I have a few questions which you may like to ask yourself. You say you maybe a sex addict, I wonder why this is a question you do not seem to be able to answer for yourself? For me addictive behaviour can be characterised when the behaviour or desire to carry out certain behaviours starts to control you rather then you control it. For me it is not about frequency or amount but about the relationship you have with that behaviour.

Secondly you say you have no desire to get married, which of course is your choice, but I wonder why you feel the need to verbalise it? Is that for yourself or do you feel some kind of social pressure to conform in some way? You ask if your behaviour is normal and OK, I hear your desire for an endorsement from me or others that your behaviour is normal and OK, I am not able to give that to you or anyone else. If it feels normal for you and the others involved are fully aware of the situation and in agreement then does my or anyone else’s opinion matter? I would like to ask you if maybe it does matter because it matters to you, in which case you have choices about how you would like to live in the future.

You have raised some issues that are often swept under the carpet and for that I am very grateful, maybe mulling over some of the questions above might give you some idea of how you would like to proceed in the future.

Thank you and warm regards


 At Night

ibizan-844_page_11Carl Cox Final Vinyl

  • Carl Cox, Music Is Revolution – The Final Chapter, Closing Party – 20 September

The time has finally come…Next Tuesday 20th September Carl Cox brings his Music is Revolution night to Space Ibiza for the final ever time, bringing what he promises will be “an explosive and triumphant end to a record 15 year residency at the iconic Ibiza club.”

Carl had already confirmed he’ll he playing a mammoth 10 hour set to close his residency, but now he’s also confirmed the set will be played using both vinyl and digital – the old with the new.

Carl: “At the start of my residency, of course I only played vinyl but now everything is digital and has been for some years. I wanted to take things back and pay homage to all those years at Space spinning records. I want to show respect to those older tunes, dig out some of my old vinyl and play them alongside new tunes. A lot of the crowd probably won’t have even heard them before, so it’s a way of showing the music is still relevant. I thought it was a fitting way to say goodbye.”

“I also want people to know I can still DJ with vinyl and make the house rock! This music has been my life and I want to share it one last time at Space.”

And what about the final track he’ll play? “I do have a pile of records for the closing records, but what’s going to happen is as soon as they say ‘this is going to be the last record, Carl’, it isn’t going to be the last record as they are going to want another record and another record. It could be the defining track but it might not be. But whatever I play, they are all going to be tear jerkers.”

Carl’s final season has proved to be his most popular yet, with every single night selling out – a record attendance, which continues with the closing party, which is already sold out. It’s going to be a momentous night, with clubbers witnessing a bit of Ibiza history as Carl says good bye to 15 years at Space. But for those not lucky enough to get hold of ticket, BE-AT.TV will be there live streaming the whole night, ensuring Carl’s fans across the world can tune in for this historic finale.

The full line up .

  • Discoteca:
  • Carl Cox (All Night Long)
  • Covered Terrace:
  • DJ Sneak
  • Nic Fanciulli
  • tINI
  • Sunset Terrace – Ibiza Sonica
  • Popof b2b Julian Jeweil
  • Igor Marijuan & Cris 44
  • Karlos Sense & Valentin Huedo
  • After Midnight
  • DJ Callum
  • Andy Baxter
  • Ken Fan
  • Premier Etage —Clara Da Costa
  • Clara Da Costa
  • Alex Arnout
  • El Salon
  • Eoin Smyth
  • Harry Luderman
  • Paul Skinback
  • Aphotek

Get Funkyz

  • Privilege, San Rafael
  • Saturday, 17th September

Free Entrance – voluntary donations

With the essence, sound and aesthetics of soul & funk clubs, cornerstones of authentic legendary dance floors, the second edition of Get Funkyz comes to Ibiza´s clubbing scene. Quality music and big classics will be transforming Privilege into an authentic funky club.

In collaboration with the Spanish Red Cross, the second edition of Get Funkyz is entrance free and has a charitable purpose as all the donations raised on the night will go to the “AHORA+QUE NUNCA program in charge of various actions set to further alleviate the consequences of the current economic crisis.

Funds are used in projects such as food distribution, child support Kits (hygiene and food) , Family Support Kits (household hygiene, personal hygiene and school supplies ) , economic coverage of basic needs , Mobile units of social emergency, Housing mediation.

A décor fit for the occasion, live performances and quality music will take over the Main Room at Privilege Ibiza on Saturday, September 17th. And to make this second edition truly special, Get Funkyz bring you some of the most iconic DJs in the scene including Jose Rives, Steve Altman and Bob Masters.

KUMHARAS, It’s not just for sunsets

There are some great events at Kumharas this year. Of course they have one of Ibiza’s best sunset vantage points 7 nights a week, with a line up of top name DJs worthy of such a stunning setting, but we’ve seen much more on offer too.

Their weekly Indian Sundays are a diversion well worth a look. With free entry and sessions held in both Spanish and English, they invite you to spend  a day inspired by India to forget the noise and pace of the city.

Workshops include yoga and Tai Chi  – and whether or not you are feeling spiritually inclined, everybody will love their fantastic Indian buffet lunch.

A very welcome change of pace and we’ll be bringing a full report soon.


Judgement and Eden

 “Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!”

Alex, A Clockwork Orange

  • Eden, San Antonio
  • Nick Gibbs

Funny how this one turned out. What started as a review of the seemingly immortal Judgement developed into something of a spiritual experience.

Judge Jules is now in his 16th consecutive year in San Antonio, and in the fickle club world that is as good as immortal. The Judge won’t budge? Well aside from a change of night, and a well read sidestep of the debacle Gatecrasher year which found him over the road in Es Paradis, it seems he really won’t.

The night got off to a great—classic—San An start. Such a shame that those who dismiss the town without knowing it do not get to see this side of San An that we have come to love so much.

We started with a post-sunset dinner at the waterfront’s new street food/taco joint Palapa. Perfect for a night out it is all about the flavour and you come away without any loss of your desire for the dancefloor. Almost as good as the food is the street cabaret of normal lives passing in front of you on the paseo. As good as anything the Port has to offer, and if I’m honest it is often much more entertaining.

The social circle was then extended by a visit to San An’s pre party bar of choice for grown ups, Plastik. Always a warm welcome and good people, faces you know and the type of place that those you don’t know when you walk in, you do by the time you leave.

All very civilised, very cool, even chic with a healthy portion of freak here and there. A million miles from the ‘reputation’ that keeps some people away.

What time did we go around to Eden? I really can’t remember. Pre at Plastik always seems to dull the senses to some extent, but I’m guessing it would have been around 1am.

Oh my days the senses were soon snapped back into sharp focus.

Son of 8

Most super clubs have damn good sounds systems nowadays. For people that grew up on sound systems where it was all about stacking as many bins as the amps could handle,  which in turn was based on how much power the generators could provide, and all that in a building with the acoustics of an abandoned warehouse or country barn (because that’s what it was) pretty well any venue will sound high fidelity by comparison.

It may sometimes seem like a game of one-upmanship as  clubs list their tech-spec of sound systems where visual design seems to have developed alongside audio capabilities to a level where a certain type of bloke (it’s probably mainly blokes isn’t it?) will go weak at the knees when looking at them before they have even heard a tone.

I think it fair to say that Eden’s system is by general consensus one of Ibiza’s premier league installs. Void is the brand in sound as Channel is in perfume as Zonda is in supercars. Whether they are the best may be open to debate in audio geek circles but they are without question the most aspirational.

Entering Eden in our chatting cluster of friends, and friends of friends, I might normally have taken little notice of whoever was playing on arrival but tonight it really did hit me, BANG, I demand your attention.

I have heard many different DJ’s playing many different styles of music at Eden but without hesitation or reservation – in my opinion – nobody has got the Eden system sounding as spot on, as sweet and tight, as the incumbent booth holders Son of 8.

Now to try and explain just how good would require long and flowery adjectives and monstrous metaphors — I would be running a risk of it sounding all a bit over the top whilst simultaneously failing to convey just how good it was.

However, when sitting at my desk with my keyboard in front of me, it occurred that somebody had already written a perfect description. In Anthony Burgess’ A clockwork Orange, his near future view of urban dysfunction holds music as high above all other  worldly pursuits — a sole artistic redemption in the otherwise .entirely destructive and anti social protagonist Alex.

Burgess creates a prophetically accurate technology of quadrophonic sound and music stored as data cartridges to convey a level of audio quality that sends Alex into a trance like state of euphoria when listening to his favourite Beethoven.

Alex describes his musical experience thus;

“Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!”

And yes, I guess that is just about perfect. Son of 8’s music at Eden was beyond sound. This is as much about ’feel’ as it is ’hear’.

Ok you could go to any heavy metal gig and feel the vibrations of bass but this was so different. It is as if the music travels through you, as if your spine is a conductor.

I once had the rather interesting experience of attending a Tantric love camp in San Miguel.

To give a reader’s digest description, the art of Tantric sex is all about channelling energy through your body to achieve stronger and more intense orgasms.

I can’t help feeling much more could have been achieved much more quickly and with much more universal success by just dumping us in Eden for a day or two. Though how Son of 8 would have felt playing to a bunch of naked hippies writhing around the place I don’t know.

Having given such bliss, bliss and heaven to my own ookos (ears), I contacted Son of 8 to talk audio . I asked their view of the Eden setup, and how they made the most of it.

“We always wanted to have our own stint on Judgement. Putting our own stamp on the residency was always the aim of the game, and we feel as though our style has diversified the line-up.

“Using the Void sound system has been a lot of fun. To use a system of such quality has only strengthened our sets throughout the season. We tend to go back to basics, making sure all of the gain levels don’t bounce over 0, if they bounce in the red, you aren’t going to get the cleanest sound. We also tend to get out onto the dancefloor and listen to the levels from there. Checking the volume from another point of view can be very beneficial, it’s certainly a good idea to get out there and hear what’s going on.”

So what I guess they are saying is that it is not rocket science. I have purposefully not made any real reference to their musical style—which anyway is not one you can easily pigeon hole into dance music’s genres and sub genres. I really don’t think it was what they were playing that was the difference—the point is that they were doing it very well—masters at their trade.

A bit unfair not to cover their set more so at least here is a link to their social media—you can follow it up from there.


Of course there is a flip side to the quality I heard that night—they have set a benchmark below which anything else will leave me feeling a bit ‘cheated’.


DJ No Name

My opinion of how good the sound was in the hands of Son of 8 was already made while they were playing. However, it just so happened that the next DJ to take control of the decks gave the best possible reinforcement of the point you could hope for—albeit in a horribly opposite direction.

I am not going to name her as it would seem unfair — because frankly it could have been any one of 50 DJs I have seen over the past few years. I hope readers will trust me when I say I do not pre-judge. This is even to the extent I refuse to dismiss Paris Hilton as a bad DJ on the grounds I have never heard her play and so I am not in a position to do so.

That said, the statistical improbability of so many newly emerging DJ’s being ‘pin-up pretty’ does raise a question mark.

To put it bluntly, we went from audio Nirvana to a bunch of monkeys bashing dustbin lids within 5 minutes. The ‘feeling’ of the noise went from tantric orgasm to dental extraction. Not only this, but she was seemingly determined to butcher as many classic anthems as possible within her allotted time.

Again I am not a luddite campaigning for vinyl as the only true medium, but the ease of access that technology has given to budding DJ’s is akin to the advent of the AK47. A fantastic invention that gave access to hugely more people at very low cost and zero training. Despite all that, it is also responsible for the murder of millions. I feel kind of the same way about the advent of digital DJ tools/automation. Making things better and easier sometimes comes with a price.

I could go further to say that she had the cheesiest and most self-obsessed graphics I have ever seen but I might start to sound a bit bitchy.  They were though, all ‘love me I’m …… ‘, well I won’t say who.

All of this is of course  in my humble opinion and I am the first to admit this may well count for very little.

I cannot write this article fairly without acknowledging that she had far more people up on the dancefloor and so if that is the measure of a DJ, I am talking rubbish.

Judge Jules

At last, time to shut up with all the critique, and enjoy the music in the safe hands of the Judge.  The dustbin lid bashing monkeys were put to bed for the night and we returned to his slick and tight set—but with a much more eclectic range than I was expecting.

If you are going to go out there who better than the brothers—and Boom Boom Boom, everybody say wayo had the party bouncing.

We had some clever stuff along the way in the next two hours—a cheeky Café del Mar vs Last Night a DJ Saved my Life came out of nowhere, and a classic of all classic anthems Rozalla’s Everybody’s Free was given the respectful treatment it deserves. Sorry but it is a real bugbear, if you mess with the big ones you have to do it well.

After another unexpected diversion to an extended play with Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay (I definitely didn’t see that being in Jules’ box), he ended the night with another huge tune in Delerium’s Silence.

5am and we had a quick chat as he handed over to Futuristic Polar Bears (possibly mates of Dustin Lid Monkeys). Turns out he is then off straight to the airport for a 7am flight to Manchester where he is playing all day  at the City’s LGTB festival.

I mean it’s not like anyone is trying to make him budge, but if anyone tried I wouldn’t rate their chances.

Read our interview with Judge Jules here


Hear For Yourself

You have a couple of weeks left to hear the Eden sound in all its glory this season. The closing party is on September 29th. See the full Eden Line Up here.


There are two more Judgements, 16th September and the 23rd September. For those wanting the full spiritual experience the good news is that Son of 8 are on the bill for both. Go get converted.



The Tech…

In 2013 Eden had a complete top to bottom refurbishment. New owner Rinco Soesman had already gained a clubland reputation for his ‘no compromises’ sound system in his Amsterdam based venues. Eden was seen as an opportunity to push what can be achieved further still, in his words “The goal was to create one of the most sonically and visually impressive environments on the planet”.

Having already installed Void in Holland, the partnership was already established, and Void’s mighty Incubus flagship system was the outcome – but customised in gold for that extra dash of pizazz.

Void now showcase the Eden sound as a case study in the very best of what can be achieved. For those of us without the technical depth in sound engineering to understand the functions of the various components we can at least be wowed by it both looking and sounding superb. But for those who love the tech, the system spec is the core Custom Gold Incubus Sound System, Air Motions, Tri Motions, Airtens, Stasys X V2 Low Frequency Enclosures and a plethora of various Venu series speakers as fills throughout the club.

An example of how this quality is reflected is in Eden’s seamless soundfield. In a lesser install the separate and/or more distant speakers will have a slight, but noticeable time lag. Position yourself between two sound zones and it is an offensive clash. No chance of that in Eden wherever you roam.

Whether or not you have personally heard Eden’s system, if you are in any way connected to the current clubbing world you will know of Void’s stellar reputation as the masters of sound. Rog Mogale is the founder and chief designer at Void Acoustics. Here is what he had to say.

“Eden asked us for the best sound system in Ibiza. I believe we have delivered the best system in the world. I have always wanted to create an aural experience where the human body was the limiting factor; Eden’s non compromise approach has allowed me to accomplish that and more”




Jezza’s Sports Report

So sorry, Sports Fans, gonna be short and sweet this week as “´er indoors!” and I have just got back from our R and R trip to Extremadura, western Spain and Portugal and were unfortunate to both pick up the dreaded lurgy! So, confined to my sick bed with aches and pains but, ever the rookie journo, will just bring you up to date with last w/end’s sports news.

Commiserations seem to be the name of the game for this week as in

  • Boxing

Kell Brook lost out to Golovkin at the O2 arena in a world middleweight fight.

  • Cycling

Chris Froome lost out to Colombian Quintana at the Vuelta de España in his bid to become the first man to win the TdF and the Vuelta in the same season as he came second;

  • Tennis

Andy Murray was surprisingly beaten at the US Open in the Quarters by Nishikori, with a big surprise in the Final as Stan Wawrinka beat World No 1 Djokovic to claim his 3rd Major. But congrats to Andy’s brother Jamie who, with partner Brazilian Soares, won the Men’s Doubles Final.

  • Golf

to Englishman Paul Casey who came second in not just one but two PGA tournaments over the last week.

  • Cricket

to Eoin Morgan and his England team as they were annihilated by 9 wickets by a rejuvenated Pakistan team in the T20, the final match of their tour.

  • Football

to Jose Mourinho who lost his first Manchester derby as his nemesis Guardiola and his City team won 2-1 at OT to remain at the top of the Premier League being the only team left with a 100% record. Elsewhere, Chelsea, in 2nd, drew 2-2 in Swansea with a Costa brace, Everton, now in 3rd, smacked Sunderland with a Lukaku hat-trick, Tottenham in 4th won 4-0 at Stoke, Arsenal beat Southampton 2-1, Bournemouth got back on the winning trail with a 1-0 home win over West Brom, Burnley drew 1-1 at home to Hull, Liverpool won 4-1 against champions Leicester at Anfield, Crystal Palace recorded a much needed win by 2-1 at Middlesbro’, and finally West Ham continued their miserable form with yet another loss at home, this time by 4-2 despite going 2-0 up.

  • Rugby Union

and only 3 teams left in the Premiership now with 100% records, Saracens after they beat Exeter 34-13, Bath after their 58-5 win over Newcastle and Wasps, who won 34-22 at Leicester.


That’s it for this week, more medication needed to fight off this affliction, until next week…………Jezza

British Powerboat Racing

Ibizan reader Richard Carlton kindly sent this image of his Cowes Classic winning boat suitably emblazoned with his Ibizan connection and sponsored by Marc’s restaurant in Jesus.

Probably as well this is going on a black and white page, as the murky grey/green of British coastal waters will not be apparent, however Richard tells us there is a good possibility of arranging a power boat race in Ibiza in September 2017.

Of the Cowes Classic held on 4th September this year, Richard told us that they won in rough conditions over a 91km course averaging 122km’s an hour (76mph, 66 knots) but reaching a maximum speed of an incredible 149kmh (92mph, 80 knots).

To give an idea of exactly how fast that is, at their average speed, Richard’s powerboat would take under an hour to circumnavigate the entire of Ibiza.




Beer Festival

  • Ibiza Town
  • Claire B

The Beer Festival in Ibiza Town is on next weekend from Friday September 16 to Sunday 18. There will be more than 150 beers from Ibiza, Spain and around the world, plus food and a children’s area. This year there’ll also be a stand selling Isleña Hoptails (cocktails made with Isleña beer) if you want to try something different. Now in its 9th year, it’s a highly organised affair. You purchase ‘Birris’, tokens that you exchange for the beer. There’s a printed menu that lists and describes all the beers available and where they are from, how many Birris each one costs and which stand you get it from. You can work your way around the world’s beers and/or sample something different you’ve never tried before. If you like beer, you’ll be in beer heaven, but note that it’s almost exclusively bottled beers. Each night there are also DJs (well it is Ibiza) and this year there’s a great roster: Friday night is Jordi Cardona, Saturday is La Movida DJs Petit and Vasquez and Sunday is Javi Box. So once the hips have been oiled with a couple of choice cervezas you’ll be ready to dance the night away. It’s held in the Recinta Ferial from 7pm, just outside Ibiza Town on the road to San Antonio. Entrance is 3€, but that includes two ‘Birris’ that can be redeemed at any of the bars. And a word of advice – by Sunday evening some of the popular beers can run out!

More info on Facebook – IX Feria de la Cerveza 2016

GAA all Ireland final Mayo v Dublin

  • Donnegans, Cala de Bou

Dublin and Mayo are preparing to face off in the 2016 All-Ireland Football Championship final on September 18 at Croke Park – and it’s time to know how you can watch the match.

Mayo reached the final with their 2-13 to 0-14 win over Tipperary in the semi-final – whilst defending champions Dublin have got to this stage with a 0-22 to 2-14 victory over Kerry in the previous round.

Donnegans in San Antonio Bay guarantee to show all GAA televised games, with the TV coverage of the final starting at 3.30pm local time, and the match 4.30pm.

Donnegan’s Sweet 16 Birthday Bash

  • Cala De Bou

Wednesday 21st September San An Bay will be bouncing at the party hearty bar of choice with the voices of some of our favourite local talent.

The fun starts at 3pm and there will be live music throughout the day with Roberto, Nell Shakespeare and Paddy Slater, plus entertainment by their Magician and plenty of Donnegan’s style party pintxos ~ expect Irish Stew, & Menu Tasters, Cup Cakes, Baby Guinness & much more.