POSTCARDS FROM IBIZA
AMELIA MATHER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THE UPSIDE
Our Resort ’21 Collection is inspired by our Creative Director, Amelia Mather’s deep love of Ibiza. The sun kissed, Spanish Island she has visited almost every year for the past 20, provides non-stop inspiration with its vibrant colour palette and 70’s vibe.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IBIZA?
Ibiza is the Island that keeps on giving and I never stop discovering incredible stores, people and places on the Island.
ONE THING YOU MUST DO?
Beach as priority with a walk or swim to begin, followed by the cuisine and immersion in the local culture. I love to research and read everything I can about a place, so I can always maximise my time away and experience something new.
WHAT IS THE RESTAURANT OR BAR YOU NEED TO VISIT?
Last year we had a very special super low key lunch at a secret local spot called El Bigotes on the picturesque Calla Mastella. They only have 2 sittings at lunch, and have been doing so for over 40 years. The first is local fish and salad and the second the famous fish soup with rice. They also have a house wine and coffee laced with brandy and spices…It’s on a little private cove and certainly off the beaten path…what more could you want.
BEST PROPERTY OR HOTEL TO STAY IN?
I’ve stayed all over the Island, but two hotels I love are:
Virginia Nieto’s Villa up in Santa Eularia. She’s a wonderful interior designer and I love her vibrant Spanish aesthetic. It’s the perfect Villa to rent with a group of friends.
Navilla in the Old Town is quaint and family run with incredible views across the rooftops looking out over the marina.
BEST PLACES TO SHOP AND WHAT SPECIAL LOCAL THINGS TO TAKE HOME?
Wednesday Hippy market at Punta Arabi! It’s so colourful and crazy busy with live music, you can experience a taste of the old Ibiza from the 60’s & 70’s. A great place to pick up local tie-dye everything!
THREE THINGS TO ALWAYS TAKE IN YOUR SUITCASE?
Music, Bikinis and an active set; crop & shorts or tights for a little yoga sequence or stretch.
WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL BEAUTY BAG ESSENTIALS?
When travelling I start with the Luna Bronze gradual tan moisturiser then move to Ren Moroccan rose body oil as I get some sun. I can’t live without Malin & Goetz lip gloss and I always pack Hydrolytes!
PERFECT TRAVEL OUTFIT?
Bikini, colourful spin shorts and an oversized beach shirt. I love embroidery and hand-made textiles in general, so I always pack a few of my handicraft bags that I’ve collected over the years. Greek sandals and lots of colourful petite jewels to finish it off.