The arrival of the SS14 collections in store always has the immediate effect of making us want to jump on the first plane to sunnier climes. With that in mind, Creative Director Alice Stone gives us a virtual tour of her favourite, heaven-on-earth holiday spot Ibiza...
My love affair with Ibiza began last year. Before the launch of Lily and Lionel’s collaboration with Ibiza Rocks, founders Dawn and Andy invited me to stay at the renowned Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, the real-life Club Tropicana: it’s where that classic Wham! video was filmed. With that in mind, I packed a super colourful wardrobe and set off for the ultimate work trip. Days were spent brainstorming ideas for our collaboration by the pool, whilst being regaled with stories from Tony Pikes, founder of the hotel and all-round Ibiza legend. In the evenings, we ventured out to venues like KM5, an absolute favourite of mine, for dinner and a sneaky cocktail or two.
I now go to Ibiza every year to relax and regroup, but I find myself constantly noting down ideas for work. It’s hard not to be inspired in such a beautiful place.
I always stay at Pikes: it’s worth staying there for the breakfast alone. Super fresh everything to get you started for the day (they also do the best nut roast on Sundays, for those vegetarians among you). It’s a wonderful boutique hotel and you will always meet memorable characters!
Eat + Drink
When you’re by the sea, there’s nothing better than fueling up with light, healthy food. Passion Café does the most incredible green smoothies and organic salads. It's also the perfect place to people watch. For dinner, it has to be KM5.
Ibiza is full of secluded beaches just waiting to be discovered. Benniras beach is simply beautiful. So peaceful, it’s therapeutic just to stroll down it.
I always make sure I pop into Mayurka and Revolver, my two favourite boutiques. They stock some of my favourite designers like Isabel Marant, J Brand and Twenty8Twelve.
The beauty of Ibiza is you can go for either work or play and come back feeling equally motivated and refreshed, and infinitely more tanned! The island is supremely beautiful, and I always find myself discovering something new - it’s the destination that keeps on giving.