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Celebrating and supporting Deià artists – it starts in our office art gallery

From the very beginning, Charles Marlow has supported the Deià artists who do so much…

Returning to Palma at Easter and giving thanks

David Holzer gives thanks that he arrived back in Palma in time to celebrate Easter,…

Celebrating the soul of Deià’s La Resi with Louise Davis, author of a new book about the hotel

Louise Davis, author of Hideaway Hotel: Secrets of a Mediterranean Celebrity Retreat, worked at Belmond…

William Graves on receiving the MBE, Mallorca’s British community and the island’s remarkable literary heritage

In the 2021 UK New Years Honours List, William Graves, son of Robert, received an…

Using your time wisely with online courses offered by Mallorca-based teachers

If you’re feeling now’s the time to develop healthier habits and exercise your creativity, here…

Sympathising with Hilaria Baldwin on not being born Mallorcan

The bizarre story of Hilaria Baldwin, who claimed to have been born in Mallorca and…

Molts d’anys – a short story for the holidays

“Polly! Can I join you?” The older lady raised her sunglasses. “Of course Carmen” Sliding…

Walking and hiking routes around Deia in Mallorca

Staying consciously active during the festive season in Mallorca

The festive season in Mallorca stretches from Christmas Eve to the arrival of the Kings…

The perfect recipe for a vegan Christmas in Mallorca

In the past few years, we’ve become wonderfully spoilt for choice when it comes to…

Mallorca Christmas gift ideas for lovers of Deià and the island

It’s Christmas month at Charles Marlow Mallorca and we’re getting things started by sharing our…

How the pandemic is affecting Mallorca interior design trends

The pandemic is affecting our island in many obvious ways. One that’s less obvious is…

Private air travel to Mallorca, environmentalism and the future of tourism – a conversation with Clive Jackson of Victor

Since COVID-19 arrived, private air travel to Mallorca has increased considerably, including jets chartered by…

Mallorca Solutions and applying for Spanish residency

If you want to start the process of becoming a Spanish resident or renewing your…

Travel poster art enterprise Stick No Bills soars to new heights after choosing Mallorca as headquarters for expansion across Europe

David Holzer asks co-founder Meg Gage Williams, what she thinks is the secret to Stick…

Creating the sound of Palma at Palma Music Studios

Fredrik Thomander has a vision. The Swedish singer/songwriter/producer with an impressive track record is one…

An emotional return to Belmond La Residencia

David Holzer has lunch at Belmond La Residencia, the much-loved bohemian luxury hotel in the…

Reconnecting with Palma after a foreign lockdown

David Holzer shares his observations of life in Palma de Mallorca on returning to his…

Conscious Mallorca walks with Sarah Elfvin: discovering the island while reconnecting to our inner selves

Yoga master Sarah Elfvin’s conscious Mallorca walks introduce groups to the lesser-known and breathtakingly beautiful…

The Laureate movie based on the ménage à trois between Robert Graves, Laura Riding and Nancy Nicholson near to release

The Laureate tells the story of the remarkable relationship between Graves, Riding and Nicholson until…

Dreaming of Deià with artist Frances Baxter

After forty or so years spent in Deià, Frances Baxter moved back to her birthplace…

Art under lockdown: how Deià artists responded to the arrival of the pandemic

Whatever happens with Mallorca tourism in the months to come, the COVID-19 pandemic has already…

Mallorca tourism post COVID-19 – considering the future with industry expert Luis del Olmo

The Mallorca tourism industry is desperate to get back on its feet again. But will…

Sharing the secrets of planning a magical Mallorca destination wedding – from luxury to low-key

Many people who planned a Mallorca wedding in 2020 have had theirs postponed to 2021.…

Every cloud has a green lining – 100% organic veggie box delivery during lockdown by Circle Carbon nurtures Mallorcans

Throughout lockdown, Bunyola-based Circle Carbon has been delivering care boxes of lush and often gigantic…

Healing Through Hummus: How much-loved Palma restaurant Simply Delicious is helping Mallorca’s hospital heroes stay healthy

Every Wednesday and Friday, for as long as is necessary, Ronen Levy of Santa Catalina…

How Deià is doing #2: Sebastian Pasch of Sebastian’s restaurant

While the crisis lasts, we’re sharing the stories of some of the people of Deià…

How Deià is doing #1 – a regular update from the village

We know how much you love Deià and appreciate that you’d like to keep up…

Joining a Mallorca boat club – all the freedom of the ocean at a lot less cost

Joining a Mallorca boat club is the perfect way for people who live on the…

Mallorca 312 – preparing for this supremely tough island cycle event

UPDATE: Mallorca 312 has now been canceled and postponed for 2021.  The 8,000 places available…

Café society in Mallorca – our recommendations in Deià, Soller and Palma

I once asked Tomás Graves where I could find the real Mallorca. He told me…

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s day in Mallorca

We’re fast approaching Valentine’s Day, February 14th, when couples are allowed to indulge in schmaltz…

Music legend Didier Malherbe remembers summer 1968 in Deià

Didier Malherbe is a legendary French musician. Inspired by Charlie Parker, he began his career…

goetica ethical travel search – helping to grow good travel karma from Mallorca

Recently launched goetica is the first ever full service ethical travel search online platform. It’s…

Regenerative culture and the future of Mallorca – in conversation with Daniel Wahl and Charlie Hill

Daniel Wahl is the author of Designing Regenerative Cultures. He’s an expert in catalysing transformative…

The Mallorca yoga scene: waiting for you with open arms

In recent years, the Mallorca yoga scene has evolved to the point where you could…

New Year’s Resolutions and the Mallorca lifestyle: helping yourself and giving back

Look at any list of the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for at least the…

Christmas Remixed: A story for New Year

The party that night was to be at the Hudsons. Jenny Hudson stood in front…

Shooting At The Moon: The Collected Lyrics Of Kevin Ayers

Kevin Ayers lived in Deià on and off throughout his life and is very much…

Swimming all year round in Mallorca: an insider’s guide

If you’re the wild swimming type, swimming all year round in Mallorca’s not difficult. You…

Talking to Death in Deià author David Coubrough

Patrick Hill, one of the partners in Charles Marlow, was the person who alerted me…

Terrace view from Son Canals, Deia

Spotlight #11: Son Canals, Deià, modern Mallorca living with a traditional twist minutes from Deià centre

Every month we bring to your attention a tiny part of the wonderful West Coast…

Talking trail running in Mallorca with barefoot runner Rebecca Lewis

Trail running in Mallorca, in the Tramuntana mountains in which Deià sits is not for…

Around The Devil’s Horn with Soller-based writer Anna Nicholas

I’ve just finished reading my friend Anna Nicholas’s new Mallorca-set novel The Devil’s Horn. I…

Spotlight #10: the Alconasser area – your secluded West Coast Mallorca hideaway

Every month we bring to your attention a tiny part of the wonderful West Coast…

Deia 19 Festival de las artes: celebrating a success story and looking forward to the future

Deia 19, which took place between 11 and 13 October brought the village together to…

Burning garden waste – the law, your garden and helping protect the environment

October may well be the most poetic month in Deià. Summer is coming to an…

Counting down to Deia 19 Festival De Las Artes

Deia 19 Arts Festival, happening between 11 and 13 October celebrates a new generation of…

Salvarvidas en el Mediterraneo: Deià music event helping to save lives in the Mediterranean

Salvarvidas en el Mediterraneo will take place at Deià amphitheatre at 19hrs on Saturday 5…

Anticipating Deia 19 Festival de Las Artes

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that it’s about time Deia had…

The diverse fruits of Mallorca creativity – from Deià art to the island’s first children’s environmental festival

It seems to me that the cultural aspect of Mallorca life is getting richer, with…

Legendary Sex Beatles reform for Deia 19 Festival de las Artes

They brought the spirit of punk to Mallorca, and stories of the havoc the Sex…

Taxis in Mallorca: how not to get hot under the collar

Although I’ve lived in Mallorca for many years, I’ve never known exactly how taxi fares…

Deià Delights #2: making music in Deià

If you’d been wandering through the Clot in Deià earlier this week, you’d have heard…

Ibiza in 33.5 hours – having it large like grown ups while searching for the island’s secret

My last journey to Ibiza ended up being a lost weekend. No regrets. But, this…

Port de Soller – a night out where Mediterranean chic and seaside Mallorca meet

Just down from Sabarca, the smart restaurant in Port de Soller where we dined at…

Meet the locals: Cipriano, Belmond La Residencia’s expert on donkeys

One of the things I like the most about Deià’s Belmond La Residencia is the…

Mallorca Morning Musings: is the Mediterranean a man or a woman?

The beach I call mine is not much to look at. It’s next to the…

Entertainment and insight: Mallorca summer holiday reading recommendations

I’m not the kind of person who reads guidebooks. My holiday modus operandi is to…

Keeping cool in Mallorca: a stay insider’s guide

There’s hot and there’s hot–hot. Right now, in Mallorca, it’s hot–hot-hot. So much so that…

Searching for the perfect cerveza in Mallorca

Whether it’s sipping a fine vintage, inhaling a cheeky little nouveau number or quaffing deliciously…

Talking Mallorca outdoor living style and practicalities with Mashamba

Mallorca outdoor living at home is all about comfort. But it’s also about extending interior…

Deia Delights #1: Lunch at Cala Deia

Welcome to the first of a series of occasional posts celebrating the joys of life…

Singer-songwriter Galen Ayers – a girl on a swing

Early on in my conversation with Galen Ayers, I mention that I’ve written about many…

Unleash your creativity with David Holzer at Peopletree, Alaro

Are you searching for a creative path to call your own? Have you found your creativity…

Supermarket shopping in Mallorca – an unexpected adventure

Whenever I have visitors from overseas, I’m always surprised when they ask to be taken…

Taking a walkshop with BreathinDeia founder Julie Morel

Julie Morel of BreathinDeia actually said ‘workshop’ but I misheard her. We agreed, though, that…

Secret Palma – your local’s guide

I’ve started seeing guides to Palma in the international media. It always happens at this…

A yoga retreat in Deia: finding the perfect location

A dramatic yet tranquil location that opens the mind and challenges the body as much…

A refreshingly different view of Deia from our mystery guest celebrity blogger

I think that pretentious guy who writes this blog is running out of ways to…

The season at Belmond La Residencia – celebrating Deià’s art, music and the Mediterranean good life

When Belmond La Residencia, the gorgeous hotel across from the Charles Marlow offices in Deià,…

Meet the people of Deia #1: Marc Reynes of Equip Deia

Marc of Equip Deia is one of the people who helps Charles Marlow rental clients…

Velvet Cabaret at Tito’s in Palma kicks off Wild Weekend on Mallorca – win free tickets

When the Velvet Cabaret burlesque show comes to Tito’s International Mallorca Club on Thursday 11…

Spotlight #9: The Cala Deia area – still utterly magical after all these years

Every month we bring to your attention a tiny part of the wonderful West Coast…

Is this Deia’s finest ever April Fool?

OK, we must confess that this perfect prank played on our Andreas in the Charles…

Listening to the sun: a Deia playlist

Every memorable holiday has a soundtrack. Particular pieces of music evoke special places. When I…

A treat for Kevin Ayers aficionados courtesy of Brad Elterman

While exchanging emails with the great rock and roll photographer Brad Elterman, we discovered he’d…

Vengeance of The White Goddess?

One of the most appealing things for me about Robert Graves, the English author and…

Spotlight #8: Ca l’Abat – exclusive for very good reasons

If there’s a more exclusive location on the West Coast of Mallorca than Ca l’Abat,…

Pa amb oli world championships – Tomás Graves is a judge, Pa Amb Oli Band plays

Earlier this week, Tomás Graves was among the judges of the first ever Pa amb…

Charles Marlow Concierge – making sure you have the time of your life in Deia

Once you’ve rented a beautiful property through Charles Marlow, you want to make absolutely sure…

Learning to love brown Mallorquin Dracula furniture

If you’ve ever wandered into Hostal Villaverde, the hotel in Deià up by the church,…

Goats and gardeners – Alexander of Mashamba takes a (lovable?) Tramuntana pest by the horns

Alexander of Mashamba Garden and Terrace Design has been pondering sure fire ways to keep…

View in S'Empeltada area, Deia

Spotlight #7: the S’Empeltada area – Deia’s modern community neighbourhood

The S’Empeltada area is a new community neighbourhood of sea-facing, stylish and contemporary homes on the…

Dog-friendly Mallorca – 5 ways to live well with your dog on the island

For many of us, our faithful canine companion is one of the reasons we love…

A splendid end to 2018 and a sunny outlook for 2019 – reviewing the property markets in Mallorca and Ibiza

After an excellent end to 2018, Charlie Hill, Partner and Head of Sales at Charles…

The Charles Marlow team share their Mallorca 2019 wish list

No matter how long you’ve lived on the island or how many times you’ve visited,…

The Firebird’s Silent Song – a story for a new year

As ever, coming out of the dream I’d been having most nights of that year…

Yohohohoga – Christmas presents for yogis in Mallorca

When Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon, decided to create the perfect pair of yoga pants…

A Mallorca Christmas – words of gardening wisdom, traditions, and holiday decoration ideas from Mashamba

As anyone who’s enjoyed winter in Mallorca knows, the weather can vary enormously. Some days…

Start your Deia Christmas celebrations early with Charles Marlow

Charles Marlow is celebrating another great year and the coming of the Deia Christmas holiday…

Dramatic Mallorca Christmas tradition inspires us to make some charitable suggestions

This is the fifth year that Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol by the Isla Theatre…

How to make sure you secure your dream Deia holiday rental for 2019

One of the best things about winter is knowing you’ve got summer sorted. You may…

Spotlight #6: High Deià – an abundance of sunshine and magic

Every month we bring to your attention a tiny part of the wonderful West Coast…

Your own Mallorca swimming pool – asking the experts

Having the perfect Mallorca swimming pool for your home is all part of living the…

The rise of Kundalini Yoga in Mallorca – your opportunity to discover something special

Kundalini Yoga is the fastest growing form of yoga on the planet right now. As…

Wurlitzer jukeboxes, Bob Dylan and Deià – can you join the dots?

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that uncovering strange literary connections…

Spotlight #5: Biniaraix – the essence of mountain Mallorca

Every month we bring to your attention a tiny part of the wonderful West Coast…

Your Mallorca garden: a time to plant

Planting season is here and it’s time we spoke to Alexander of upmarket Mallorca garden…

Yoga in Mallorca – welcome to yoga island

One of the great things for me about the cooler mornings and evenings of autumn…

A rare chance to see legendary singer-songwriter Donovan pay tribute to Robert Graves in Deià

On 27 October, legendary singer-songwriter Donovan will be giving an intimate performance for just 50…

Matthew Williamson and Osborne & Little launch sensational new Deya Collection of wallpapers and fabrics

Many fine artists have found inspiration in Deya and the surrounding landscape. But, as far…

How one couple found their Deia dream home and artistic inspiration – an interview with Paul and Kristi

For American couple Paul and Kristi, finding out about the existence of Deia was a…

Spotlight #4: Fornalutx – stepping out of time

Every month we bring to your attention a tiny part of the wonderful West Coast…

Mallorca in winter

Recharging in the Mallorca January calms

The warm, sunny and still days of the Mallorca January calms offer the perfect opportunity…

Deia artist David Templeton at The Resi

Deia artist David Templeton has an exhibition at The Resi opening Saturday 25 July. The…

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