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A Blustery Day

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A Blustery Day

  Whipping up the seas and sending  dust clouds of sand our way, we retreated inland whilst the Tramuntana winds tormented the coasts of Menorca. Away from the shore, this blustery day became a joy, enlivening and exhilarating, blowing away the sun-weary lethargy that had settled upon us after the particularly humid 35 degrees of the past couple of days. The morning was spent over bocadillos de tortilla in our local village, whilst the kids explored a secret underground shelter dating back to the civil war.  Then we decided to head to the capital. We walked the length of the Port...

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Sant Cristofol Fiesta

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We always feel a little apprehensive before Sunday's Jaleo at the Sant Cristofol fiesta. Partly due to the unpredictability of the stallions riding through the crowds in the packed village streets and square, but also partly because we know that we can't help but be drawn into the heart of the party and will end the day covered in sawdust and pomada. As soon as the band strike up for the infamous samba after the Jaleo has finished, the party atmosphere is all consuming. Every face is turned to the conductor, awaiting his direction and following his rhythmic lead. We...

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Back to Our Roots @Spitalfields

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The return to Spitalfields is a nostalgic one.  The market holds a special draw for us as our beloved Grandad was a wholesale fruit and veg man in Spitalfield's old days and we always feel a closeness to him there. A generation on, our Mum went to Central Foundation Grammar School in Spital Square, she had brains as well as beauty, and remains a source of complete inspiration and wisdom to us. From the outset, we couldn't think of a better place to launch our brand, designed in East London and made in Menorca. It is so important that authenticity...

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Palmaira Espadrilles

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Over the past couple of months we have been working on a really exciting new venture.  It is very much still a work-in-progress ..... so, speaking of which, let's tell you a little about our newest project, Bobo's for Palmaira.We have had the privilege to become acquainted with the talented Llorenc, who has worked for most of his life as a designer in Barcelona. This creative genius has been collecting pieces of fabrics, samples of textiles and cuttings of shimmery leathers over his career and has started to collate them into an amazing Espadrille Collection. Everything is handmade purely by...

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On Location with the Palmaira Girls

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