Once upon a time in Mallorca 

Once upon a time in Mallorca 

Mallorca continues to provide me with ample reason to absolutely love it. My love for this amazing place just never ceases to continually grow. As any good thing does - it just gets better and better with time. Winter in particular is my favorite time of year here. I love the temperature, its perfect for [...]

Mallorca Film Fest and a Jet Leg Cocktail

Mallorca Film Fest and a Jet Leg Cocktail

Palma ambiance, classy venues, and an international film fest. Yes upon arrival back in Mallorca and learning about the 4th annual film fest, I was totally stoked to attend. You know the times your eyes are bigger then your stomach. Well little did I know there also happen to be those times your excited eagerness [...]

C’an Joan de S’Aigo, Palma’s historical ice cream parlor.

C’an Joan de S’Aigo, Palma’s historical ice cream parlor.

History, Coffee, Ice Cream, and your typical Spanish pastries. Sounds pretty darn delightful doesn't it? Well, it was - and you probably should have been there. Being Saturday afternoon after a busy week of being awesome. My energy was lagging a tad(even though it comes naturally, it still can take it out of a person) [...]

Palma Indulginces at the San Juan Gastromarket

Palma Indulginces at the San Juan Gastromarket

Gastromarkets. These concepts are a rave around the globe at the moment, popping up all over the show. For darn good reason too. Here in Palma de Mallorca, it is just the same. The art of food is a massive focal point for foodies - gastronomy is the craze. Enjoying a meal however, does always [...]

Spontaneously, I woke up back in Spain.

Spontaneously, I woke up back in Spain.

As per usual Petrena style, I made the spontaneous decision to return to Spain for a bit. My other home. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. It seems I just can't stay away for that long, it drags me back. Well, in all honesty it doesn't take much dragging. Hello Palma!!    Holy man, first of all, [...]

Tantalizing my taste buds with market perfection;)

Tantalizing my taste buds with market perfection;)

It was one of those days where I had a craving for some fresh food and Spanish market ambiance. After gathering the troops and getting a meeting point sorted, I was off to Mercat de l'Olivar, to indulge in some fresh seafood, and in addition to that of course, some very tasty Vino. I love [...]

Snow in Mallorca?? Oh heck yes! And I was all over it;)

Once in a blue moon in Mallorca you get those rare moments where the mountains get a nice little blanket of snow.  It's a big excitement here, even causing roads to be shut this past weekend as there was far too many people trying to get to it.  For some this is their first real [...]

Feeling Festive?? No is not an option;)

Feeling Festive?? No is not an option;)

   Once again, the beginning of January in Palma means one brilliant thing..... It's time for the two week long Sant Sebastian fesitivites!! Basically to commemorate the life of a Roman officer who used his position to protect Christians many moons ago. He was found out and was whipped to death for it. Yet saved [...]

Catch ups, wine, and Nintendo. Just your typical ladies night;)

Catch ups, wine, and Nintendo.  Just your typical ladies night;)

  It's always great when your close friends come back from being away,  it just gives me another good reason to go out and enjoy all that incredible Palma has to offer(as if I need a reason).  So as you know Lleana's return only meant one thing, time for a catch up! Ok well two things, there [...]

Palma? No. Palmazing!:)

Palma? No. Palmazing!:)

I just love this time of year in Palma, it's incredible. A large portion of the city is adorned with lights, and there is a winter chill in the air so everyone can wear some extra layers of style:) Not gonna lie, I love dressing up in winter! Just one of life's many pleasures. That and the mulled [...]