5 ways to create an Ibiza summer in the UK
The good weather, ability to catch up with friends outdoors and longer days are getting us excited for summer. While we’re not quite ready to book tickets to jet off on a holiday abroad, we can find ways to channel those European summers right here. So we’re bringing you tips on how to create a perfect Ibiza holiday right here in the UK… don’t believe it’s possible? Well keep reading!
Dine al fresco on a Spanish classic
Transport to an Ibiza holiday through taste and smell by whipping up a classic Spanish seafood paella. We love the paella recipe from top chef and co-owner of Ibiza Food Fans, Julián González. His take-away in Ibiza offers delicious restaurant-quality food at great prices so definitely one to bookmark for when you finally escape to Ibiza!
Pick up your widest frying pan, some fresh shellfish from your local fishmonger and make something a little special for dinner in the sunshine. Check out the full recipe here.
Pour a tipple locals would drink
Complete your Ibiza-style meal with the perfect drink! When on holiday we love to sample new and exciting cocktails, however a unique and sophisticated alternative is concocting a Tinto de Verano for your evening of Ibiza cuisine. Tinto de Verano is what you’ll find locals in Ibiza sipping while basking in the sunshine and it’s simple to make - just red wine, soda and a little sugar.
Failing that, you can combine red wine and coca-cola as a great alternative although it can be slightly potent so watch out!
Head to the beach!
Described as a paradise in the UK, Porthcurno beach, located in Cornwall has won several awards and it’s easy to see why. With beautifully fine, soft white sand leading into the clear, turquoise sea surrounded by high cliffs, Porthcurno is an oasis of stunning, natural beauty. On a balmy summer’s day, you could easily mistaken the location for one of Ibiza’s many iconic beaches such as Las Salinas.
For those that don’t want to head that far South West, West Wittering in Chichester is another gorgeous beach with miles and miles of soft white sand for burying your toes.
Snap an exotic pic that could be anywhere but the UK
On a sunny day, the village of Portmeirion looks like a vibrant, colourful version of Ibiza’s Old Town accidentally transported itself to North Wales. With its pastel-coloured villas, classical colonnades and swaying palms overlooking the turquoise estuary, there are so many photogenic spots for capturing a shot of a summer abroad in Ibiza but right here in the UK.
Now, what to wear in that perfect Instagram snap…?
The right shoes for the occasion
Channel those beach parties and vibrant outfits of a trip to Ibiza by choosing the right shoe! ASH have the most gorgeous collection of patterned sandals for summer, from detailed slides to adorned gladiator sandals.
ASH sandals are for those maximalist moments in life and make the perfect sandal to wear this summer as you channel European summer holiday vibes!