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Ibiza NOW Magazine – new March 2009 articles online

March 9th, 2009

Some excerpts from articles put up on the Ibiza NOW website today:


Storytelling in Ibiza: Part III – Barruguets, Familiars and Follets

In a series of field interviews conducted in the 1990s by anthropologist Kirk Huffman, Ibicenco peasants testified repeatedly that, in their youth, they had sometimes caught glimpses of barruguets and familiars. They lamented that the younger generations couldn’t see them, explaining that, ‘Children today have been taught by their parents and teachers that barruguets don’t exist, so they have never learned to see them. But, they’re there. We know they’re there.’

As the old adage goes, “believing is seeing”. I propose, therefore, that, in approaching our topic, we employ the willing suspension of disbelief. Our understanding of barruguets – and by extension the Ibicenco psyche which spawned them – will benefit from it. The realm of the Ibicenco supernatural was populated by three distinct categories of beings, all of whom were basically imps, feisty and puckish, but ultimately harmless. The more benign varieties of sprites such as dainty fairies and enticing nymphs did not dwell on the island. Our main task, then, is to discover what each of Ibiza’s three spirits was like and, conjointly, to determine what distinguished one type from the others.

Full article is here

ibiza bees

Honey – Food of the gods

It takes some time to get into the one-piece suit with hat, protective netting, rubber boots and gloves. Once in, every last little hole or gap is covered with tape. We look a bit like astronauts ready to board a rocket to the moon. Antonio Jr., who is lending a helping hand today, filled the smoker with the dried leftovers from olive-oil pressings and set it a’smoulder. After about five minutes it is smoking enough for us to get closer to the hives…

The buzzing is intense and concentrated close up and almost otherworldly. Although I’ve been told that even really angry bees can seldom sting through the protective suit my first reflex on my first encounter with several colonies up close and personal is to flat-foot it out of there as quickly as possible.

Countless numbers of the insects are dive-bombing the netting around my face. While the smoke does ‘calm’ the bees somewhat, it is not how you might imagine it. You might think that the bees inhale the smoke and then somehow fall unconscious. However, this is not the case. As soon as the beekeeper approaches the hive and envelops them in smoke they become terribly active, even with increasing amounts of smoke!

Full article is here

Growing Your Own

aubergineObviously there are more permanent solutions. Firstly, it is important to study the microclimate of all areas of your garden. Know where a cold wind is going to require that you grow, or build, wind baffl es. If we are going to get hail, keep plants with big, soft leaves under a roof. Notice where the sun beats down without relief, and provide some shade, and make sure that pots are adequately watered: bury an old bottomless bottle, nozzle down, nearby – and keep it topped up. Even better, grow plants that survive in spite of these hazards. So far few of the native plants seem to be affected.

The other crisis: save money, or make money?
There is no doubt that growing your own vegetables solves a whole tangle of problems. You don’t have to worry about genetically modified food: buy seeds from a seed house that offers a guarantee. When you harvest, you eat: so you know that what you are eating has its full nutritional value, It hasn’t been preserved for months while it sailed across the Atlantic. You don’t have to worry about the plastic lining of packaging leaching into your food. You have enough off-cuts to put in the compost. The boffins have found that a plot of about 50 m2 can feed a family of four all year. Mind you, this demands careful planning and scheduling, but it will probably mean that you don’t have to go to a gym – gardening is good exercise!

Full article is here

Ibiza Nightlife News for March 2009

ibiza nightlife newsBAR DE HECTOR is open from Thursday to Monday from 10pm to 3am. Long drinks cost around 7 euros and beer 4 euros. Just around the corner at Calle des Passadis 14 is another new bar. AK PEPUA is the name of the place and, also of the owner. It’s an interesting melange of club and living room atmosphere. They are turning Japanese for the week of February 1st-7th when they’ll be offering delicious Japanese specialities, both food and drink, Japanese house music and a few small products from the land of the rising sun. Open daily from 9pm to 4am.

The other side of the harbour is a chic place to be, especially at the bar of PACHA’s EL HOTEL. This is a staple of party scene calendars for a few drinks before heading on to PACHA. The cocktail menu is lovely and worth a tour. The professional mixologists are defi nitely worth their weight in gold. EL BAR is open every Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 2am.

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Ibiza NOW Magazine 25th Anniversary

February 25th, 2009

We don’t normally put up the editorials from Ibiza NOW Magazine but as it’s our 25th anniversary this year we’re making an exception. This is the editorial for the March edition which comes out this coming weekend.

Dear Reader,

This year the IbizaNOW celebrates its 25th anniversary – a remarkable achievement for an English language ex-pat magazine. In fact we’re not aware of an older one anywhere else in the world, and certainly not one of equivalent quality.

The roots of the magazine extend so far back into the mists of time that we’re not exactly sure of the exact date of birth in 1984 of this distinguished old lady of a magazine! The earliest records we have consist of copies of Issue Numbers 13 to 16 of what was then called the ‘Ibiza Forecast’.

It’s issue No. 16 that gives us the best clue when it refers to its sister publication, the IbizaNOW, being a joint sponsor in the classical concert series at the Teatro Pereyra in 1985. We continue to investigate, but in the meantime would welcome any pictures or stories from that period in time to decorate the articles we plan to run this year celebrating the magazine’s significant anniversary.

What makes us proud is that our office has become something of a large extended family over the years. The majority of the team have been here for a long time and do not see their work as a job, but more as a passion where everybody does their part to create something new every month – and to strive to make it even better.

More than thirty people work in our team, which is quite a lot in a microcosm like Ibiza. When we all meet up nine countries are represented. Yet we all speak the same language – that of Ibiza. Our thoughts turn on the island, the people living here, its history and, most of all, we care about the future of the islands. For a long time Ibiza and Formentera were islands of isolated groups. The Ibicencan and Formenterans on the one side, the newcomers who found a second home here and of course the holidaymakers who come to have a few of the loveliest days of their year here.

For a long, long time, the islanders-by-choice were considered by the locals rather like a group of holidaymakers. This makes sense, as we foreigners brought with us big changes in the traditional culture and way of life on the islands. Some call it progress, which normally happens gradually over the course of years. It is logical that the long-established families on the islands moved closer together, but not without remaining open. Economically, of course, but also personally. Open and friendly.

Naturally tradition is being preserved in large areas on the islands and kept alive. Which is important, because otherwise they, and we, would lose a piece of their identity, character and a large part of their charm. It is both a blessing and sometimes even a bit of a curse at the same time. Visits to the authorities, construction permits – it’s a real ‘dream’, but this is probably true for anybody living in a foreign country. It could be much worse.

We are also proud of the fact that over time the office has built up such a good rapport with people here, including political representatives. Mutual respect, consideration and communication are excellent. It is definitely a co-operation within which more and more productive exchange is possible. Twenty-five years of IbizaNOW, twenty-five years acting as a link between peoples and cultures. It’s been (and remains) a wonderful time.

Many thanks go to you, our readers. Thanks to the team and thanks to our business and advertising partners. You all have made IbizaNOW grow over the years, and for that we cannot thank you enough. Here’s to the next twenty-five!

yours, Thomas Abholte and the IbizaNOW team

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Ibiza NOW Magazine – preview of the March edition

February 22nd, 2009

Ibiza NOW Magazine for March has gone to the printers so here’s a preview of the March edition cover and contents pages.

We have an exclusive interview with Cathyl Smyth (aka Chas Smash) of Madness who now lives here on Ibiza. We’ve put together a month by month guide of Ibiza’s fiestas, a photo guide showing Ibiza in bloom, all about Ibiza’s bees and an interview with Pepa Mari – the head of Ibiza tourism as well as the usual features.

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Ibiza NOW Magazine – February edition

January 26th, 2009

Februarys’ edition of Ibiza NOW magazine went off to the printers on Friday so he’s a sneak preview of the cover and contents:

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Ibiza NOW Magazine – January 2009

December 22nd, 2008

So January’s edition of Ibiza NOW Magazine went to the printers on friday.

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December’s Ibiza NOW contents

November 25th, 2008

The contents pages for Ibiza NOW december edition:
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Ibiza NOW Magazine December edition

November 24th, 2008

December’s Ibiza NOW Magazine goes off to the printers this afternoon so here’s a sneak preview of December’s cover.

We have the usual features plus a reports on the ongoing Cretu saga, winter restaurants guide, a walk and history of Dalt Vila, winter activities, all the christmas fiesta details and since the new James Bond film name-checks Ibiza we’ve done a light-hearted look at the locations on Ibiza should the next Bond film relocate to Ibiza…

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Ibiza NOW November cover

October 24th, 2008

Novembers’ edition of the Ibiza NOW Magazine has been finished and is off to the printers – here’s Novembers front cover.

We interviewed the head of The Hoteliers Association, there’s a report on Ryan Air and winter tourism, Pena Deportiva, – Santa Eulalia’s football team, rural Ibiza restaurants and a report of the early October storms as well as all the usual news, articles and reports about Ibiza and Formentera. Out on 1st Novemember.

If you want a copy delievered to your own door you can subscribe online at www.ishopibiza.com

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October’s Ibiza NOW Magazine cover

September 25th, 2008

We’re off to the cocktail reception for the DJ Awards at Ocean Drive Hotel later to do a bit of schmoozing and then on to Pacha for the ceremony. Should be fun…

October’s cover and contents pages, which will be out on October 1st. If you’d like a copy delievered to your door every month you can subscribe online at our ibiza online shop

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Ibiza NOW Magazine for September

August 23rd, 2008

The Ibiza NOW magazine has now gone to the printers so here is a sneak preview of September’s cover.

We’ve got the usual Ibiza Rocks reports, the state of the club scene, DJ interviews and DC10 lowdown.
There’s also reports on some of the beautiful beaches that the mainstream press ignore and a feature on the large gin palaces that visit Ibiza and Formentera every summer.

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