inspiration & travel

monastery son ru – mallorca

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Son Ru, a 13th Century Monastery set high up in the hillside of the UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana range of Mallorca. A ten minute drive away from the village of Deia, known for its beauty and artistic residents. The property enjoys breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea, while surrounded by millennial olive groves. A thirty minute drive from Palma’s international airport, this unique family owned home, is available for rent throughout the year.

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food & travel

SA FORADADA

Just outside the town of Deià on the northwestern coast of Mallorca, Spain, a rocky peninsula juts out into the Mediterranean.  There, clinging to the edge of tall bluffs, sits the paella restaurant Sa Foradada — named for the peninsula — that Emilio Fernández, 72, opened more than four decades ago.
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Their instruments are simple — grill, cast-iron pans — but their saffron-infused brews are anything but, incorporating squid, cuttlefish, mussels, prawns, clams, crab legs and sea bream, all plucked from the water below. True to Valencian tradition, tables are communal, dishes served family style.

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interior

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Nestled in the picturesque village of Deià in northern Mallorca is ‘Can Anita’, a 1960s house that has been sympathetically restored. Local architectural studio MORE retained many of the original characteristics, preserving the local Mediterranean style. Airy rooms painted in white are filled with furniture made from reclaimed materials: there’s a copper tub in the bathroom, a handcrafted stone sink in the kitchen and pebble flooring in the dining area, which extends into the outdoor space.

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