An interior journey to the heart of Mallorca with Carmen Ruiz de Huidobro from Españolita.
Dawn rises in Campanet, a small town in the northwest of Mallorca. Carmen welcomes us to her home, a centennial temple of peace that breathes history in each of its walls. Its simple sobriety, which has remained almost intact since its origins, leaves the prominence to a traditional architecture. A house as authentic as the person who inhabits it.
Carmen's life has as much action as the movies she works on. Over the years she has worked as an art director assistant and set designer in large film and television productions. A nomadic life that has made him move between imposing scenarios and dream locations. Her latest adventure seems like the beginning of a new movie, that of her life, and that is that Carmen has exchanged the extravagance of Los Angeles for the calm of Mallorca. She has settled on the island for a few months with her husband and two children. A return to his roots, those from which he has never separated, thanks to his project Españolita, an intimate vision of Spanish culture in the form of a journey. His particular proposal to understand our way of life.
"Mallorca is tradition, culture and history"
"... the silver olive trees, the smell of carob and fig trees, the green of the pines, the turquoise blue of the caves and coves ..."
With it we have traveled the island and we have known its most authentic version, a Mallorca made with our hands that smells of the countryside and tradition.
Arquinesia it is a sanctuary of perfume. A magical space in an old Mallorcan house takes us through a labyrinth to explore the island through its different aromas. The love for the Balearic Islands led its creators to start this journey. In its different authentic and natural fragrances we find characteristic notes from different areas of the islands.
James is a textile craftsman. Find and recover old fabrics to give them a new life in the form of clothing. The result is relaxed and exquisite unique pieces, a perfect combination to experience the island. The different textures and techniques that coexist in their garments tell us part of their history.
In a small Gallery in Deià we meet Dora. A ceramist who works with clay creating unique pieces. A process that begins and ends in your hands and that reflects the balance of nature. His work is a harmony of contrasts with the sole objective of transforming the earth into an object of beauty.
We continue in Deià and on the top floor of a small antique shop, Stefania Borras, creative director of Datura. She grew up surrounded by Mediterranean beauty and after a consolidated career in the fashion industry she went to New York to create Datura. A brand that promotes slow fashion through a strictly controlled manufacturing process, in which materials and processes matter. In Mallorca, where he has returned to settle we know his latest collection, Terra has been made entirely by hand on the island with fabrics woven and dyed on old looms.
CA NA TONETA
In Caimari we meet the Solivellas sisters, owners of Ca Na Toneta, a restaurant that, like them, runs away from ornaments. His sincere proposal has become one of the most interesting on the island. Their cuisine follows the rhythm of the seasons and their attachment to the land in which they have grown is present in each of their dishes.
IS RACÓ D'ARTÀ (WELLBEING RETREAT)
THEY ARE BRULL (JESUIT MONASTERY OF THE XVIII CENTURY RECONVERTED INTO A HOTEL)
CAN ALOMAR (THE CALM IN THE HEART OF PALMA)
FINCA SON GENER (SMALL RURAL HOTEL IN ARTÀ)
EAT & DRINK
THE FORNET OF THE SOCA (TRADITIONAL OVEN)
LLUIS PÉREZ (HIGH PASTRY STORE IN THE CENTER OF PALMA)
LA MIRONA (EXCELLENT PRODUCTS IN A COZY ENVIRONMENT)
WINERIES RIBAS (MALLORQUIN WINE IN A SEÑORIAL HOUSE OF THE XVIII CENTURY)
GORDIOLA (THE MOST EMBLEMATIC MALLORQUIN BLOWN CRYSTAL)
FISHBOWL (DECORATION AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH STRONG TRADITIONAL INFLUENCE)
BAAZAR (THE BEST INTERNATIONAL SELECTION OF TABLEWARE AND ACCESSORIES)
MIRADORES DEL ARCHIDUQUE LUIS SALVADOR (HIKING WITH THE BEST VIEWS OF THE ISLAND)