Some island dates for your diary

WELCOME SPACE: For food lovers and art lovers.

FEBRUARY has arrived and now we have woken up, we can prepare ourselves for the season ahead

HELLO February! It’s as if a fog is lifting from the island, we’ve slept through January, and now we’re waking up slowly and preparing for the season ahead. I’ve been out and about. 

Recently I went to see a new place called Santosha in Palma. I kept hearing about them, so when my friend and colleague Aimee celebrated her birthday a week or so ago, we met up there with about a dozen of her friends and had a menu del dia. Santosha is just off Bon Aire close to Jaime III. 

I was seriously impressed with the venue, the care taken by the owners and staff there, and of course, the food. I found out that Santosha café-restaurant is the fruit of years of planning for the owners. They care deeply about slow food, family, community and the planet, and this care is behind everything they do. Most of the food they serve comes from local organic producers. 

Their menus will change according to what fresh fruit and vegetables are in season. Any animal products they serve come from animals who have enjoyed a good life and been treated humanely. Their coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate and other ingredients that cannot be grown locally are all sourced from small companies who treat their employees with the same respect with which they endeavour to treat theirs. 

What they hope to create is, above all, a positive and welcoming space for food lovers and art lovers, for readers and day-dreamers, for coffee addicts and yogis, for worn-out parents and lovely loners and everything in between.  

I’m definitely returning soon! You can see more about them on

Someone who has a big heart is Renee who will soon be celebrating her birthday. She doesn’t want presents though, she’s decided instead to raise money for animals on the island. 

You can make her wish come true by attending Bar Leos (opposite The House of Katmandu in Magaluf) on February 6 from 5pm until late. The theme of the party is Blue, so I guess you should wear something blue, or maybe go as a smurf! The singer Angel Flukes will be performing, there will be a tombola, a quiz, a raffle and karaoke, so plenty to keep you entertained. The money raised will be going to pay for the castration of street cats and to help other animals as well. Well done Renee, and the best of luck! 

Also, the first meeting of The Supper Club for 2016 will be on Thursday February 18 at 7pm. If you want to attend then send me an email to And finally, P.S! The AGM for Europeos Por Espana will happen on Thursday February 4 at 6.30pm for 7pm at the OD Hotel in Portals. Please be punctual. You can visit to see more info about Mallorca. 

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