See: Palma

My recent trip to Palma provided so much eye-candy, I didn’t know where to look first. Colors and sensations, sumptuous foods, stores full of gorgeous locally made leather goods. The shoes! My case was stuffed on the way back. It’s a shopping paradise.

Palma Walking

Palma is such a city of culture, heritage and style. Beautiful little streets, crowded and pulsing with street performers, tourists and stylish locals. Spanish women are never knowingly underdressed, always with matching jewellery and little touches that make an outfit special. I loved seeing the little stores full of white Confirmation dresses, and the mini sailor suits for boys.

The cafe culture rocked, and with the best coffee I’ve tasted in a long time, I had to sample as many cups of java as I could. There were delicious pastries, fruits, seafood and crusty bread. Tapas! Despite all the gourmand delights, it’s pretty easy to stay healthy in Mallorca with so much fresh fruit around.Fruit PalmaHorse and Cart

The atmosphere was a mixture of modern and funky, with graffiti and cool art, and traditional with a reverence for lovely old buildings and churches.Staircase Palma

Go inside the cathedral and see the votive candles. Light one yourself. Buy some Spanish style with fans and cute clothes and jewellery from the local markets, like this scarf/jacket I bought in the town square. (After trying on every colour!)

Palma is so traditional, even the traffic hub is a group of horse and carriages waiting to transport delighted visitors round the cobbled streets.

I enjoyed Palma so much, I wanted to take up residence in one of the balcony apartments, overlooking the action. Palma has a place in my heart.

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Photographs by Dear Velvet