The Rooses

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The Rooses are a wanderlust laden family of four. Chris and Tanja both work passionately for Nectar & Pulse and their two sons, Jonathan and Victor, come along on every journey, be it near or far. The Rooses love contrasts and discovering the world in all its different aspects. They are deeply in love with each other and their adventurous (and often crazy) life.

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Our 24 Hours in Ibiza City

When you go to Ibiza you should definitely plan on visiting the romantic town of Eivissa (Ibiza Town in Castilian), the main city on the island. Dalt Vila, the medieval part of the city, is even honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Hedonistic and historic – Eivissa is a charming town, jam-packed with cafés, beautiful people, exciting nightspots, and trendy shops.

Sa Penya is a fabulous district, situated between the north walls of the old city and the harbour. It’s a labyrinth of cobblestone streets with some of the city’s best offbeat shopping and opportunities to explore. It’s easy to get lost in the little alleys, but that’s part of the fun! You’ll find lots of hippie-inspired clothes and delicious snacks on your way through.

Start with a cup of coffee or lunch at Guillemis and afterwards drop by the Museum of Contemporary Art. Enjoy some super delicious ice cream at Vivi’s Creamery. Go shopping at Kurru Kurru where you’ll find elegant fashions for women. You can find everything for the little ones at Moi&Toi. Mirage Beachwear sells beautiful jumpsuits and boho dresses and at B LONDON Boutique Ibiza discover luxurious items, great fashion, and high-end yoga mats. If you want to take some Ibiza flair back home with you, check out the eclectic home décor at Oliver Decoración. Men will find something at Onna Ibiza where they have unique shirts for him.

Our tip to increase your holiday anticipation before you even enter the plane is to buy some beautiful espadrilles at Alsen Ibiza‘s online shop, some funky embroidered suede boots at Emonk Ibiza online, and some nice swim shorts or bikinis at Frank Mojado.

In the evening, walk up Dalt Vila where you have a great view over the ocean and the city. Stop on the staircases of the colourful S’Escalinata bar on your way up and relax with a refreshing fruit juice or an ice-cold beer. La Mezcaleria also has great cocktails and tapas en route.

When it comes to food, Eivissa offers up a pretty diverse range and you need to watch out because many of them are tourist traps, but if you follow our recommendations, you’ll be smiling and happy while eating the best. Comida Bar San Juan is one of our favourite local spots. It’s a charming and authentic tapas bar where you get more bang for your buck than anywhere else on the pricey island. If you want a more elegant setting, enjoy a classic Spanish dinner at La Brasa seated in a beautiful garden (make a reservation in advance and try their paella!). For fresh and healthy cuisine with traditional Mediterranean and Asiatic touches, head to renowned La Oliva; it’s perfect for people watching or to celebrate a special occasion. For a unique bar experience head to Bar 1805, a spot that serves as an ode to absinthe and all the great minds that have been “inspired” by it. Oh and don’t forget to stop once in a while and kiss your husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend. Spread the love!

If you’ve had enough of the city centre, go visit some of the nearby beach clubs. All of them are close to the city and are inviting spots to relax, eat, drink, and work on your tan. El Chiringuito is great for families – your kids can have fun in the play area while you enjoy some drinks and food on one of the beach beds. Pure luxury! At the Beachhouse you can sip sangria, eat truffle mushroom pizza, and join the fiesta (especially on Sundays). Ushuaia is known for cool day parties, too. Last but not least, Experimental is just perfect to catch the sunset and offers a more laid-back, rustic feel than the rest of the beach clubs. Listen to the DJ’s sunset set until 1am every night while sipping a delicious cocktail.

If you’re looking for a place to stay in and around Eivissa, we can definitely recommend a few fantastic houses like Hotel Mirador, Boutique Hostal Salinas, La Torre del Canonigo, and Pure House Ibiza.

Enjoy your stay on the Balearic island and share your favourite spots with #npibiza! The best photos will be shared on our Instagram account.

Locations



Dalt VilaDalt Vila, Ibiza, Spanien

Medieval part of the city. A UNESCO World Heritage site.
Sa PenyaTravessia sa Penya, Ibiza, Spanien

A charming labyrinth of cobblestone streets.
Ibiza Museum of Contemporary ArtCarrer Narcís Puget Riquer, Ibiza, Spanien

Modern art museum of Ibiza Town. Beautiful architecture.
Kurru KurruPasseig Joan Carles I, Ibiza, Spanien

Fashion store selling elegant women's clothes.
GuillemisCarrer Enmig, 15, Ibiza, Spanien

Nice spot for coffee, lunch, or just a drink.
Vivi's CreameryCarrer del Mestre Joan Mayans, 6, Ibiza, Spanien

Delicious ice cream.
Moi & ToiCarrer de Josep Verdera, 11, Ibiza, Spanien

Great store for kids' fashion and toys.
Mirage BeachwearCarrer Enmig, 8 - 10, Ibiza, Spanien

For jumpsuits and boho dresses.
B London BoutiqueMarina Botafoch, Ibiza, Spanien

Luxury and high fashion.
Oliver DecoraciónCarrer de Pere Sala, 4, 07800 Eivissa, Spanien

Eclectic home décor.
Onna IbizaCarrer de Josep Verdera, 17, Ibiza, Spanien

Unique men's shirts.
S'escalinataCarrer Portal Nou, 10, Ibiza, Spanien

Nice little colourful bar where you sit on the staircases on big cushions.
La MezcaleriaCarrer la Santa Creu, 3, 07800 Eivissa, Illes Balears, Spanien

Great cocktails and tapas.
Comida Bar San JuanCarrer de Guillem de Montgrí, 8, Ibiza, Spanien

Down to earth, authentic tapas bar with fair prices.
La BrasaCarrer de Pere Sala, 3, Ibiza, Spanien

Upscale classic Spanish restaurant with a beautifully blooming courtyard.
La OlivaCarrer la Santa Creu, 2, Ibiza, Spanien

Renowned restaurant with delicious fresh food and great people watching.
Bar 1805Carrer Santa Llúcia, 7, Ibiza, Spanien

A fantastic bar celebrating the creation of Absinthe.
El ChiringuitoCamí des Cavallet, 26, 07818 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spanien

Beautiful beach club, always worth a visit.
BeachhouseCtra. de Platja d'en Bossa, 2, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spanien

Sip sangria and have delicious truffle mushroom pizza.
UshuaiaPlatja d'en Bossa, 10, 07817 Sant Jordi de ses Salines, Islas Baleares, Spanien

Beach club for an unforgettable day party.
ExperimentalDiseminado Bar Cap Falco, 1T, 07818, Illes Balears, Spanien

Laidback rustic beach club.
Hotel MiradorPlaça d'Espanya, 4, Ibiza, Spanien

Beautiful hotel.
Boutique Hostal SalinasCarrer la Canal-2, 40, 07818 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears, Spanien

Right next to Salinas beach.
La Torre del CanonigoCarrer Major, 8, Ibiza, Spanien

This romantic hotel offers a great view over the city.
Pure House IbizaDiseminado Rafal-s Agustin, 316P, 07817, Illes Balears, Spanien

An intimate but very luxurious finca.
‘Eivissa is one of the most picturesque cities in the Mediterranean.’
  • The view from Dalt Vila.
  • Sit down on the staircases at S’Escalinata and have a refreshing drink!
  • This is the amazing view of Eivissa's harbour.
  • El Bistro - an inviting place for a romantic dinner with your love!
  • Having a huge portion of paella at least once is a must on the Balearic island.
  • Good times at the El Chiringuito Beachclub. We love to hang out there!
  • Sit down in the beautiful garden of La Brasa and enjoy the special Mediterranean flair!

Our thoughts about Ibiza City

What do you love about your destination?

It’s such a great island… it has a very special vibe and atmosphere with local hippies, celebrities, and energetic party people all around.

Which music fits best to your destination?

All kinds of dance and party music, yoga music, and the sound of bongo drums.

Lovely Ibiza, we miss you!
We consider this island one of our happy places.
One should always have colourful and fruity cocktails while on holiday!
The whole playground is a sandpit - how amazing is that?!
Sharing is caring.
Take a break with a typical Spanish snack and maybe a siesta afterwards.

Take a vacation into Our life

What’s your background?

We are a family of four currently based in Berlin but we love to go on adventures near and far. Tanja (with both Swedish and Austrian roots) started Nectar & Pulse in 2010. Chris (originally from Hamburg) and Tanja met in 2011, fell in love, got married, and became parents to their beloved kids, Jonathan and Victor. Chris worked for BMW and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering but switched over to working at Nectar & Pulse in 2015. We are soulmates with a shared love for family, business, travel, transformation, fashion, music, exceptional hotels and wonderful places made with love. From luxury trips to getting up close and personal with nature and locals, we love it all. Come along and follow us! ☺ We love to show you the world from our perspective.

What is the best moment of the day?

Oh so many, but mostly the tiny little moments in between, when we realise we’re living the life we always dreamed of.

What inspires you?

People of all kinds. Smart people, happy people, passionate people, funny people, successful people, small people (=kids ☺ ), old and wise people, people who dare to be pioneers and do something really well or love to do it.

Travelling. Nature. Sex. Urbanity. Fashion. Photography. Music. Films.

Each other. Love.

How would a good friend describe you?

Soulmates who just HAD to meet! Make babies, business and life together. ☺

Your lifestyle in 5 words?

Love. Family. Business. Wanderlust. Nectar&Pulse.

Which books, newspapers or magazines do you read?

Books by: Haruki Murakami, Susan Sontag, Amelie Nothomb, Martin Suter, Thomas Bernhard, António Lobo Antunes, Benedict Wells.

Books about: Entrepreneurs, business stories, photography, brands, design. Biographies.

Magazines: brandeins, Zeit magazine, sz-Magazine, Vogue, Stern, Monocle, Interview, i-D, 032, Travel Almanac, the gentlewomen, Another Man, Harvard Business Manager, Business Punk, New York Times Mag, Kinfolk, Cereal, Vanity Fair, AD, The Weekender, Numéro, apartamento, Suitcase, Elle Traveller.

Newspapers: Zeit, FAZ, SZ, New York Times.

Online: Zeit, Spiegel, Monocle, Refinery29, Huffington Post, New York Times, Guardian, Twitter, Harvard Business, Süddeutsche,..

Blogs: Mit Vergnügen, A Cup of Jo, Little Years, Journelles, Man Repeller, bleubird, Mother Mag, Romy and the bunnies, Lillies and León, Primer & Lacquer, This is Jane Wayne, Daily Dose, ohhhhmhhhh...

Which films blow your mind?

Films: City of God, most by Quentin Tarantino, Lost in Translation, Magnolia, Before Sunset, Schmetterling und Taucherglocke, Woody Allen Films, Ziemlich beste Freunde, Nowhere Boy, Peaceful Warrior, Margarete Steiff, Into the Wild, Interstellar, Darjeeling Limited, Blow, Das Leben der Anderen, Victoria, Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot, Gegen die Wand, die Verurteilten, Der Pate, Forrest Gump, Grand Budapest Hotel, Garden State, Wie ein einziger Tag, Amelie, Her, Babel, Herr der Ringe, 12 years a slave, Wall Street, Die Kinder des Monsieur Mathieu, Entdeckung der Unendlichkeit, Twice Born,...

Series: True Detective, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Love, Chef's Table, Homeland, Die Brücke, Narcos, Mad Men, Suits, Last Chance U, The Affair,...

Person you’d like to sit next to in an airplane?

Each other.

What are your favourite destinations around the globe?

Sweden, Iceland, California, Austria, Walchensee, Japan, Lago Maggiore, Italy, New York, Maldives, Berlin, Hamburg,...wherever loved ones are.

Your life philosophy?

You only live once — make it a grand journey. Taste the NECTAR. Feel the PULSE.

Suitcase, Backpack or Weekender?

All three. Tanja: Suitcase. Chris: Weekender. Boys: Backpack. ☺

Travelling is…

broaden our horizons.

Life is…

a fulfilling journey.

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