A Week in Mallorca

21 Aug

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Following a whirlwind two months in New York City, I headed to the Spanish island of Mallorca for a week-long family getaway. We stayed in Deía, a quaint village located about 30 minutes from the capital of Palma. After being immersed in the constant hubbub of Manhattan, it felt surreal to stroll through quiet cobblestone streets, breathing in the crisp mountain air and admiring beautiful details we so often overlook during our daily lives. I had nothing on my agenda other than hiking, swimming, and reading the chapter books I had neglected all summer.

Despite its small size, Mallorca is a pretty miraculous place from an agricultural perspective. The island produces almost all of its food stuffs locally, fruits and vegetables flourishing in the mild Mediterranean climate. While farm-to-table eating has recently become popular in the United States, it is not a trend in Mallorca, but a way of life. Every day, I drank pulpy orange juice from nearby groves, enjoyed freshly-caught fish dressed with lemon juice and Mallorcan olive oil, and snacked on succulent figs and roasted Marcona almonds picked from trees on our hotel’s property. Not only was the vacation incredibly relaxing, but I left the island inspired by its elegantly simple cuisine. The olive oil, sea salt, and orange marmalade I brought home are all I need to create delicious meals centered around summer’s bountiful produce. I hope you all enjoy a few snapshots from my trip!

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Freshly squeezed orange juice and zingy orange marmalade.

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We hiked three hours from Deía to the nearby town of Sóller.

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Beach at the Port of Sóller.

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6 Responses to “A Week in Mallorca”

  1. PaigeBrown August 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    It sounds like a truly incredible trip to a beautiful island! These photos are truly incredible!

    • letslivelavida September 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

      Thank you, Paige! Yes I wish I could be there now!

  2. MaitoMike August 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    I’ve never heard of this island! Thank you for sharing. The architecture looks rustic and the seafood… it’s looks so fresh! Just about lunch time for me here, but I wish I was having what you had.

    • letslivelavida September 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      Thank you so much, Mike! Mallorca is one of my favorite places in the world. So serene and beautiful, great food, and a lot of stimulation for an island destination.

  3. Dipti August 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Beautiful pics! Want.to.go 🙂

  4. Arielle December 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    Oh wow your pictures are so incredibly beautiful! Mallorca seems such like a charming and gorgeous island ❤

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