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 East

Spending two weeks in Ibiza gives you enough time to discover different parts of the island. Today we’ll explore the North and East parts of the island, with stop at various NECTAR & PULSE finds on the way. We start with a delicious brunch at one of our favourite cafés called Paloma. This garden café/restaurant offers homemade organic delicacies at their best. It’s located in San Lorenzo, a little village right in the middle of the island.

Next we follow a recommendation from the locals. They told us about a very traditional fish restaurant in a small hidden bay, so that’s our next stop. And what a nice surprise it turns out to be!

It’s truly an experience to visit El Bigotes. An absolute legend. Here you’ll eat the best “Bullit de Peix con Arroz”, cooked for hours in a huge pot over an open fire by one of the family members who run the restaurant. At around 2pm they serve the fish stew with rice – it’s the only meal on the menu so choosing is easy 🙂 . You definitely need to make a reservation in advance because it’s a very popular spot, with locals and travellers alike (0034 650 797633). Our son Jonathan loves it!

After this delicious meal it’s time for a swim so we head to S’Aigua Blanca, known for the colourful parasols, the nudist area, and the healthy mud masks. On our way back we stop at the Ibiza Salt shop and at Ses Escoles. Ses Escoles is a beautiful restaurant with a small integrated shop where we buy some bottles of Ibizkus, a delicious rosé wine. In the evening we head up North to Cala Benirras where they often give bongo and guitar concerts that lend the whole beach area a unique charm.

Dinner is at Aubergine. This fantastic restaurant is run by Ibiza born and bred Yolanda Torres and Victor Guasch of Atzaró. Those two share a passion for healthy eating and laid-back dining and they’re a delight to meet. Aubergine is so much more than ‘just’ a restaurant, it’s an experience! We love their farm-to-table concept, the tasteful interiors, and the relaxed vibe. Their kids play area is great as well if you’re travelling with little ones.

Enjoy Ibiza! It’s such a cool place (and not just for party animals).
The Rooses


Paloma CaféBalàfia de Dalt, 07812 Sant Llorenç de Balàfia, Illes Balears, Spanien

A lovely, bohemian place to have a lavish brunch.
El BigotesEl Bigotes, Ibiza, Cala Mastella, Spanien

A small, hidden restaurant serving only one dish: fish stew. It's so worth a visit for the location, the food, and the unique atmosphere!
S'Aigua BlancaPM-810, Illes Balears, Spanien

One of our all-time favourite beaches on the island. It's perfect for a relaxed beach day with the kids playing in the soft, white sand.
Sal de IbizaPM-810, 07849 Santa Eulària des Riu, Illes Balears, Spanien

Only salt from the nature reserve "Parc natural de ses Salines d'Eivissa" is used in the exquisite products at this store.
Ses EscolesC-733, 07849 Santa Eulària des Riu, Islas Baleares, Spanien

A former school building transformed into a fabulous restaurant.
Cala BenirrasCala Benirrás, Sant Joan de Labritja, Spanien

A picturesque bay where they sometimes have live music in the evenings.
AuberginePM-804, 07815 Sant Joan de Labritja, Illes Balears, Spanien

We love the Aubergine for its farm-to-table concept. The delicious Mediterranean menu is prepared with only organic ingredients.
‘Sun, sea, colours and a hippie vibe wherever you go.’
We love to see him grow.
Ibiza is also called the white island.
  • No clouds in sight.
  • Colourful organic food at La Paloma.
  • Beautiful garden café.
  • Find little hippie stores.
  • The best fish stew is at El Bigotes.
  • Get a mud mask for smooth skin at S'aigua Blanca.
  • Little shop at Ses Escoles.
  • Beautiful interiors at Ses Escoles.
  • Handsome husband

Our thoughts about Ibiza East

What do you love about your destination?

The sun, the sea, the vibe, the beautiful people, and the organic eateries.

Which music fits best to your destination?

Good mood music with some beat.

What‘s a "must do" in your destination?

Skinny dipping under the full moon on one of the beaches.

Beautiful S'Aigua Blanca.
Take a break from the beach with a nap under the stone coves.
Totally relaxed.
Stopping at a field near Santa Gertrudia.
Family get together in the shade of La Paloma café.
Dad and son having a laugh...
... and a swim.
Hippie vibes wherever you go.

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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