Then I let my curiosity for traditional methodologies lead, and inspiring craftsmanship and primitive lost trades took over my interest, but also honest hospitality and the desire to welcome travelers on different unique experiences that they would remember forever.
You also work with brands and hotels to craft retreats and cultural immersions, can you tell us more about this?
Hotels haven’t necessarily grasped the idea of cultural preservation where they operate, as corporations tend to impose their ways and trend driven decisions take over the soul of hosting with honesty. However, some hotel brands want to offer their clients the possibility of diving deeper into Spanish culture so ask me to put retreats together for them. This is a part of my business that is growing.
How do you select your retreat locations/destinations?
I only work with good people who are honest and nice, and in old meaningful places that describe the history of the place. But who also are actively working towards preservation. Heritage house owners, landscape regenerators, regenerative fincas, tradition keepers and such… I am not interested in trendy places that have erased authenticity as I really struggle to accept homogenized design, where you don’t know if you are in Bali, Mexico or Ibiza! Because it all looks the same.
You are now located in Mallorca – what brought you there and why is it special to you?
I grew up coming to Mallorca every summer from Madrid, so my fondest memories are with my parents and siblings sailing here, but also discovering fincas and people with them.Eventually after 14 years abroad, moving back to Spain started to make sense. The perfect mix of history and nature happens here, all while sharing my life with locals but also with a good mix of interesting foreigners…
What is at the forefront of your focus this year, both professionally and personally?
To keep my children healthy and happy. To keep pursuing gently my goal to promote Spanish heritage. And to connect with more heritage stewards.
What are 3 things that you do to nurture yourself and slow down?
Being in nature to ground and connect, Cooking and eating healthy, Being surrounded by family and friends who I feel cared by.
What are your favorite travel essentials?
Cotton pareo or Turkish towel. English Breakfast tea bags. Lavender oil.
Japan, Guatemala, and Argentina.
Inspiring accounts to follow?
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