“Coa Goa” (what comes around, goes around) are bags made of old sails. They are unique and sold all over the world, mostly to Denmark, Sweden, Norway and England. Weeks pass until a sail changes into a bag with leather shoulder trap, vegetable tanned and treated with bee wax. At the moment there is a production of 5 style of bags; all-rounder, daily, mess bag, weekender, together. Two more models are planned, as well as baskets for washing, candle bags and zero-waste-bags for shopping of fruits and vegetables. Recently, the German producer, Ursula Piber received the sail of the old-timer “Agnets Sailing Boat”, a very special treasure. Normally the sowing is done in Portugal, but this sail will be sewed in her workshop in Palma. The color and the structure of the sail are very special. The cords on the edges are sewed by hand. If you give in a sail you, you get a free bag. A small amount of each sold bag is donated to the “Save the Med Foundation”. Tel: 610 217210, www.coagoa.com, www.piberstyling.net, Instagram: coagoabags.
Ursula Piber also offers wardrobe rental for films, commercials or photo shoots, personal workspace facilities and stylists, and spacious offices for short productions in ideal locations. www.piberstyling.net
Looking for a luxury private butler? Since beginning of this year Daniel Rudolf lives on the island and started his own business with Xclusive Mallorca. You can rent him for 550€ a day, as a butler, driver of your limousine or taking care of your exclusive finca while absent. He appears in a “normal” outfit, in his career only 2 clients asked him to wear a suit and tie. One was a Russian oligarch and a businessman from Taipeh in Taiwan. He asked Daniel to do the inventory for his humidors. Daniel checked hundreds of cigars for small damages and estimated their value. He was supposed to stay 2 weeks, he needed 5 months. 5441 cigars were left over in the value of 186.754€. Daniel is extremely correct, today he may be called a lifestyle manager. Other jobs were to hire and train house staff, depending on the family, with 20 or more employees. He had to control the household after cleaning, to take care of the cars, look after children, plan holidays, restaurant visits, shopping lists - the organisation for the whole family. Daniel is a learned chef and passed with a diploma in the British Butler Institute of London, gained special knowledge in courses about wine and cigars and is able to drive armoured limousines. He visited with and for his clients 44 countries, like private islands in the Fiji republic. He was in Dubai, Bahamas and the luxury island St. Barth. There, in Nikki Beach, the minimum turnover per table is 52.000€.
His last family in New York showed their confidence by giving him the black American Express card, one of the most exclusive credit cards of the world. The limit was 400.000€. Per day he could take 10.000€ cash from the ATM for the daily shopping. After all his travelling and seeing the world he fell in love with Mallorca and plans to live here for ever. www.xclusivemallorca.com
The weekly markets are open again and one of the reliable events on the island. Family Galmes sells ornamental plants, herbs and seedlings, grown in green houses of 9000 m2 in Manacor, 1 km behind the Rafa Nadal Acedemy. Over 90% of the plants sold by Pedro and his son Andreu come from his own plantations. Gardeners, who grow their plants themselves have become seldom. Most of the garden centres are dealers, selling expensive. Pedro and son offer herbs of the island, advising you about their preferred habitat, how much water and fertiliser they need.
Now in spring they offer basilica (albahaca), coriander, thyme, lavender, rosemary, mint or tomatoes, pepper and other summer vegetables. You find Pedro in Alaro on Saturdays, in S’Alqueria Blanca on Tuesdays, in Calonge on Thursdays, Port de Alcudia on Fridays. Andreu comes to Manacor on Mondays and Saturdays, Porto Cristo on Tuesdays, Coll d’en Rabassa on Wednesdays and Ses Salines on Thursdays.
The 1898 Drinks Boutique of the company Tunel in Marratxi is a place of good drops selling wine up to 1300€, always open for you. They offer approx. 5000 different products like wine, cava, champagne and a lot of alcohol from all countries. They have 2 different kinds of customers - the one that know what they want and the ones who need advice and recommendations. If you look for an exciting whisky, they recommend for example “Caol Ila”, a Scottish, 12 years old malt whisky from the island Islay for 45€. The specific mixture of salt aroma from the sea and peat smoke will convince. If you like gin, they find the “Guadalquivir” of the company Puerto de Indias for 17€ worth to try. Taste of elderflower, peach and orange, fruity but classical. As a base for Limoncello or others, they sell a 75% pure alcohol - 1 l for 58€. C/Teixidors 17, Marratxi (Poligono), Tel: 971 229713, www.tunel.com
A 6 second video of the 13 year old Mallorquin boy Miquel Montero became famous and was used via twitter by IKEA for an advertisement for their köttbullar. It shows the boy in the kitchen of his home, a frying pan on the fire with very good smelling meatballs. The boy talked in a Spanish TV show about the delicious meatballs cooked by his mother “Hostia, pilotes! Oh, que son de bones! M’encanten”, freely translated: Damn great, meatballs! Oh, they are so delicious! I love them!” Miquel was a little annoyed and thought IKEA could have asked him before. @ostiapilotes