🎤 7 questions with Blanca Ostos Suau from Shib​​umi

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do: My name is Blanca and I am from Soller. I created @____shibumi , jewellery pieces using shiny beads, freshwater pearls, glass beads and gemstones. I also love to use upcycled beads, which I find at second hand markets around the island.

I love to bead as meditation, putting my whole presence on each piece & giving it the love it deserves. Instagram account worth following: Some of my friends that have started their own personal brand. They design and create products with care and love:

  • @figa.bag - handmade linen bags with mediterranean flora drawings & jewelry.

  • @pec__a - handmade trousers made by Aina, an extraordinary sewer.

Favorite place to swim: In Mallorca it is so difficult to choose, as all beaches are really beautiful, but if i had to choose, i would say rock beaches between Soller and Port des Canonge. The Tramuntana coast is my fav.

A place worth eating at: Can Madó is a family runned restaurant located at Port des Canonge. Cati and Marga (mother and daughter) with the whole staff will make you feel like home, while enjoying their special paellas. Seabreeze and sea views are a big plus!

Who is making a product we should know about: POAL is a mallorquin brand made by two cousins. They design and sew bucket hats with recycled clothes, each one more beautiful than the next one!

Best month of the year in Mallorca: Every month is unique on the island. Winter is amazing for hiking on the mountains and going to “olivars”, typical mallorquin houses, for setting a fire, and be with friends. But my absolute fav is April & May, when everything is vivid green and the rays of sunshine keeps you warm. What is one other secret/great tip about Mallorca that you'd like to share with our readers?: Take good care of the island, and don’t share virgin/secret spots if you find them, to help keep them with its own magic.