Over half term I spent a few days in Deia, Mallorca with my family to celebrate the birthday of my dearest friend Matthew Williamson (read our conversation on his design inspiration here). It was a gorgeous few days of autumnal sunshine to enjoy good company, good food and of course, great design.
Before the celebrations kicked off we had a lazy day in Deia; perched on the northwest of the Baleriac Isle of Mallorca, it is at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cultural Landscape of the Sierra de Tramuntana. Away from the bustle of more touristy areas, I love drinking in the peachy tones streets of the quaint coastal village - forever inspired by the colours and textures in the historic architecture.
The Deia crew:
If you are visiting Mallorca, there are two places I can highly recommend putting on your wishlist to eat or stay.
Pic Credit: The Belmond La Residencia
The Belmond La Residencia, high in the green Tramuntana Mountains on the edge of Deia is my favourite destination for sundowner drinks with a real boho vibe. Explore the candle-lit terraces, citrus and olive groves, in-house art gallery, poetry walks and one of Europe's largest sculpture gardens - all authentially drawing on the rich literary and art history of the area.
A new discover this trip was the 'luxurious but wild' Hotel Corazon - the location of Matthew's birthday celebrations:
Set between the mountains and the sea, the 15-room hotel, farm, restaurant and art space from Kate Bellm and Edgar Lopez feels like a magical commune. With 50 garden beds filled with seasonal produce, the team use local, regenerative farming techniques to produce some of the best farm-to-plate dishes I've tried (and as a foodie Italian, my standards are high!).
Way too soon it was time to wave goodbye to Deia, taking home new memories with old friends.