Ibiza is one of our favourite places so we love to see what the DL blogger babes get up to when they are over there! Here at Dancing Leopard, we thrive on individual style mixed with vibrant, cool locations around the world.
Dressed head to toe in our new summer threads, we couldn't wait for Boho blogger babe Jessica-Anne, a resident of the island, to show us her favourite hang out spots in and around Ibiza.
First, we wanted to get to know her a little more.
3 quick fire questions for you J.anne!
Heels or flats?
Trainers all the WAY! I am much more of a groover when I am in flat shoes, I barely ever wear heels unless I am forced to! I don't' think my poor feet can take more than a couple of hours in heels!
Quote you live by?
SO difficult, I have so many written in my notes for different emotions, however, this is close to my heart;
Believe in all the things inside you. All the moons, all the suns, all the winds and all the fires. They all move when you move, everything unfolds and shifts with the rise of your chest. - How beautiful is that!
Fave Thing About Ibiza?
It has to be that free spirited hippy vibe you get when you escape the madness and sit in solitude on a secret little beach listening to the sounds of the sea and waves! I really wish I had got to experience Ibiza in its prime in the 60's when the artists, writers and bohemians became a 'flower - power' revolution! How epic it must have been to be apart of that!
So here it is, Jessica's hotspots in and around Ibiza!
El Chiringuito - Cala Gracientta
A hidden treasure situated in a picturesque cove of the Cala Gracioneta crystal blue waters, away from the hustle and bustle of San Antonio's west end! You can escape here when you need a minute to breathe, reboot and eat some seriously yummy food! The lentil salad is delicious as was the octopus and the fresh, smoothie cava sangria is to die for! The interior is rustic yet comfortable and charming, surrounded by gorgeous, burnt orange rocks and quaint wooden doors of old fishing shacks.The paella has been said to be the best on the island, caught fresh from the ocean. The sunsets here are idyllic too! You can sit back relax, unwind with a freshly made cocktail and listen to waves crash against the rocks (doesn't get much better does it!) Many guests also like to take their drinks down to the water as the sun is going down!
Jess Wears Genie Jumpsuit in Royal Star
Locals Only - Ibiza Town
Being vegetarian and super conscious about the environment, Locals Only has the type of ethos I support with great passion. They only use local organic produce, limit the use of paper, recycle all the silverware and only use recycled wood to make the furniture! They even have a carving of a world map on the wall out of recycled wood! How awesome is that?! The customer service is exquisite too. When I wasn't sure what cocktail to have the lovely waiter asked me if I trusted him (to which I nodded apprehensively) to which he returned which specially made cocktail! The menu has so many appealing options, I (for once) felt spoiled for choice! So I decided to order a few things to really sample the food! The avocado on organic bread was delish, a sweet potato salad, with a huge portion of fresh gnocchi! Safe to say I felt like I was going to pop after all of the wonderful food!
Jess Wears Samba Dress in White Tropical
Holy Snniz this looks delicious!
Dalt Villa - Ibiza Old Town
A must see for anyone visiting the island! Make sure you wear sensible shoes as the cobbled, winding, narrow paths along with the hike up to the top of Dalt villa can be a tough one on a hot day but boy is it worth it! Dalt Villa looks down on Ibiza town (Dalt Villa actually means 'upper town') and when you reach the top the views are breath taking. However on the way up there, don't forget to take in every single detail. Such as the wooden heavy doors, the magnificent walls that once kept intruders out of the town and the rows the tiles with hand prints of celebrity such as Penelope Cruz's! All this walking can get your appetite going so make a pit stop at S'Escalinata where there is fresh juices and yummy snacks to keep you refuelled!
Beautiful Views from the top of Dalt Vila....Don't miss it!
Genie Jumpsuit and bare feet....perfectly Ibiza
Born - Ibiza Old Town
Born is people watching perfection! A chilled, relaxed atmosphere set in the square of the old town where you can sit back with a specialty coffee or a yummy smoothie and watch for hours as people go about their day. At night time it turns into a gorgeous romantic spot serving wine and cheeses. This square in general is a beautiful spot at night, performers will go around the bars showcasing their best skills whilst the people clap and cheer them on! Magical!
Jess wears Mimi Top in Navy Ditzy
You gotta try this place!
WooMoon - Cova Santa
I will try to put this place in to 5 words - Weird, Wonderful, Enchanting, Quirky, Vibrant.
This place is pure magic! You feel like you have been transported into another world at times. Located in the hills of San Jose lies the Cova Santa party WooMoon! An open air party that sort of feels like a festival with stalls of organic healthy acia, vegan curries, body painting and gorgeous boho babe clothing! The people here are super cool too, each has their individual style going on, anything goes here so go all out! Everyone at this party seems a little kinder and gentler than the 'outside' world. Happy smiles are all around me and its hard for it not to become infectious here. You are surrounded by love and friendliness and it oozes out of everyone. The performers of WooMoon pop out of nowhere and you will watch in awe of them. The music matches the ambience of WooMoon perfectly. Artists play instruments to electronic beats whilst everyone in the crowd lovingly sings along. As the night draws closer, the beats get heavier and the energy becomes higher and the people partying at WooMoon are here for the night! Around midnight the nightclub opens and the crowd slowly start to disperse into the night...If you want to get in touch with your free spirit then WooMoon will not disappoint, go with an open mind and bags of energy!
Woomoon got me like wooooo!!!!!
Jess Wears Samba Dress in White Tropical
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