Chic Shops, Delish Fish, Chilled Beaches: Here's How To Do Ibiza Like A Local

Chic Shops, Delish Fish, Chilled Beaches: Here's How To Do Ibiza Like A Local
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Super cool and born and bred Ibiza islanders, Jana Sacha Haveman and Laura Castro, the talented fashion duo behind De La Vali share their insider tips... 

Meet De La Vali, the fashion brand created in Ibiza that has us Googling cheap flights to the Balearic Isle. Founded by the design duo, Jana Sacha Haveman and Laura Castro, who were both born and bred on the white island, its laid back silhouettes, all swooshing sheer dresses and wide-sleeve jump-suits not to mention boho-esque prints featuring bird and feathers have us dreaming of Ibizan summer nights. Its celebrity fans are just as cool, think Kate Moss, Adwoa Aboah, Lily Donaldson, Charlotte Tilbury, Clara Paget and Alice Dellal. And now thanks to Browns Fashion, you can also get your hands on the brand with the launch of an exclusive capsule collection. Featuring eight pieces we're adding the ruffled slip dress and white silk playsuit to our holiday wardrobe shopping list stat! To celebrate we quizzed the duo about how to do Ibiza less like a Pacha first timer and more like a local. Read on for Jana Sacha and Laura's secret haunts plus scroll down to shop the capsule collection now...

Jana Sacha Haveman and Laura Castro

The place to eat fish: The Fish Shack Talamanca

J.S. This is the best place to get lovely fresh fish. It has a real authentic local feeling.

L.C. I have been going here since I was a child and it still hasn't changed one bit! Great location right on top of the rocks by the sea.

The place to shop: Le Studio

J.S A wonderful little shop in town that is like a dressing up box – it’s full of fun, colourful clothes and the first ever shop to stock De La Vali.

L.C. A lovely shop run by friends, they wanted to recreate the iconic Paula’s from the 80’s. They started with one small boutique in the port of Ibiza and now they have a second one in Dalt Villa.

The place to hang-out and eat: La Bodega

J.S. The perfect place to eat after an evening mosey around town. Authentic Spanish food and a lovely ambience, right in the heart of town. I love the eccentric decoration, it’s like an antique shop.

L.C. I actually discovered this spot on its opening night. I just happened to walk past and was instantly drawn in. It’s changed a little over the years but still has its magic touch.

The beach to chill out on: Benirras

J.S. We pretty much grew up on this beach. When I'm feeling adventurous I get a pedalo with friends and we pedal to the big free standing rock in the middle and jump from it! It’s quite scary but also really fun!

L.C. I prefer going to this beach during the week as on Sundays it’s extremely busy – a lot of people go to watch the hippies play bongos at sunset. Even though it’s busy, it is an amazing experience!

The day trip: Formentera

J.S. Formentera has the most incredible sea, the water is crystal clear! I love going to Beso beach restaurant because it’s always really fun in there. The waiters are really upbeat - I’ve even seen them dancing on the tables!L.C. A boat is always the best way to spend the day, especially in the summer when there’s no escaping the heat! If you’re up for adventure head in to bushes of Espalmador and go find the mud baths.

Formentera

The bar to party in: Magick Bar

J.S. Even though it’s is in Playa d’en Bossa (an area that we don’t often go to) this bar is a great hang out. Good music and cocktails and the best ceviche and tartar.

L.C. We call Magick Bar the oasis of Playa d’en Bossa. The food is delicious and it’s nice because it’s close to town but also on the beach.

The place for a romantic dinner: Macau

J.S. My favourite restaurant in my favourite village of Santa Gertrudis. It’s the village closest to my home so I spend all my time there. It’s really pretty and in the centre of the island, so it’s easy to move around.

L.C. Santa Gertrudis had loads of great restaurants so it’s a great place to go to for food. It’s nice to put on a pretty dress and go for an elegant dinner at Macau – the best Italian food on the island.

The market to mooch around: Hippodrome

J.S. Ibiza’s secret treasure chest! Even though it’s a complete hit and miss, Laura and I have found the most amazing pieces in this market. The best time to go is off season as it’s just too hot in the summer.

L.C. A visit to the Hippodrome is our favourite way to start a Saturday. It’s a great little market on Ibiza’s horse racing track. There is always a really interesting mix of people from musicians to artists - everyone gets together and it’s always full of good vibes.

The best place for brunch: La Paloma

J.S. This is a lovely place for breakfast. Laura and I like to go there, have a juice and work under the trees.

L.C. I prefer going there in the morning cause it’s especially pretty in the early glow. Nice healthy food, too!

The place to watch the sunset: Punta Galera

J.S. It’s an incredible beach with massive flat rocks right by the sea side. I love going there to see the sun set.

L.C. As a child I once stayed the night there. We brought sleeping bags and candles and watched the meteor shower.

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DE LA VALI At Browns Fashion

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DE LA VALI

DE LA VALI At Browns Fashion

£425.

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DE LA VALI At Browns Fashion

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