ibiza: not just a restaurant on Modern Family.

11 May

Yes, I went to Ibiza, the holy grail of house music, and lived to tell about it. Here´s the details:

  • Eivissa. Ibiza, or ¨Eivissa¨ in the island´s native Catalán, is in the Mediterranean Sea in the chain of islands known as the Balearic Islands. Its neighbors are the small island of Formentera, and Mallorca and Menorca. People flock there every summer for the island´s world renowned discotecas. (J. Lo´s latest song gives a shot-out to the place, further legitimizing it´s reputation, clearly). Beyond the nightlife, the island is beautiful: black sand beaches, a hilly landscape, and a Roman fortress with impeccable views of the city.
  • Lodging. I went with two of my friends from high school who were visiting and we stayed at the Hotel Jabeque for 15 euros per person, per night. We had a view of the Mediterranean Sea from the room itself, chatty neighbors from Wales, and a friendly concierge. No wifi, so I was resigned to the hotel computers which took me an embarrassingly long amount of time to figure out how to get the ¨@¨ symbol to work.
  • House. Again, house music isn´t everyone´s cup of tea. That´s a bad analogy because I love house music and I don´t like tea. So, house music might not be to you what a grande drip/no room/two splendas/teaspoon of non-fat milk from Starbucks is to me, but if you´re an addict in any fashion Ibiza truly is where it´s at. We went in the off season (things really pick up in the true summer months) so fewer clubs were open. We went to Pacha on both Friday and Saturday nights. While Saturday was a little less exciting – there was what appeared to be a drag show dominating the main stage for most of the time – Friday night was unreal. DJ Pablo Kopanos and electric guitar player Manuel Moore worked together to produce beats that literally bumped through your chest. The crowd was largely European tourists – everyone was there because they ¨had¨ to make it to Pacha, with good reason. All in all, I´d say Friday night at Pacha gives seeing Girl Talk perform at Razzmatazz in Barcelona a run for its money in terms of my most favorite club experience to date.
DJ Pablo Kopanos and Manuel Moore
eee bee thaa
coffee + ibiza= down
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8 Responses to “ibiza: not just a restaurant on Modern Family.”

  1. Angela May 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    I am so insanely jealous of you. Going to Ibiza is for sure a life goal

  2. gillian May 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    not to quote The Hangover or anything, but “you, of all people, would LOVE IT!!!” haha wish you had been there, you would really love it there 🙂

    i’d LOVE to hear engagement details sometime – so happy for you!

    • Angela May 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

      hahah quote away – one week until the second one comes out!!!

      i’ll have some free time at the beginning of June and will write you a long e-mail of my life lol

      • gillian May 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

        Hahah YES. Although I am more excited about Zoolander 2 in 2012. I am holding you to that e-mail!!! xo

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