The simple lifestyle that shaped my sensibilities

 

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci
 

the friendly shallow waters.

the friendly shallow waters.

the little "calas" of Crystal clear water and tucked away fishermen's boats.

the little "calas" of Crystal clear water and tucked away fishermen's boats.

THE HOT SUN RELEASING THE INTOXICATING AROMAS OF PINEY SHRUBS, SPICY HERBS AND SWEET FLOWERS.

THE HOT SUN RELEASING THE INTOXICATING AROMAS OF PINEY SHRUBS, SPICY HERBS AND SWEET FLOWERS.

My happiest moments are invariably connected to the simple pleasures of life: Being able to smell the damp earth after a first rain, or feel a gentle breeze brushing up on my face, or relaxing to the sound of birds singing... It is about being able to taste a vine-ripened juicy tomato still warm from the summer sun... Happiness to me is about appreciating the beauty of this universe, and developing my senses to be truly aware and alive.

my favorite summer sandals: the handmade traditional footwear of the island, so comfortable to the feet.

my favorite summer sandals: the handmade traditional footwear of the island, so comfortable to the feet.

the unforgettable ensaimadas, eaten with a cup of very rich coffee.

the unforgettable ensaimadas, eaten with a cup of very rich coffee.

the large Hand woven baskets, ideal for the farmers markets or a day at the beach.

the large Hand woven baskets, ideal for the farmers markets or a day at the beach.

the famous "pa amb tomaquet", so simple yet so scrumptious.

the famous "pa amb tomaquet", so simple yet so scrumptious.

the pungent local aioli made of virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon. So satisfying on a piece of country bread.

the pungent local aioli made of virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon. So satisfying on a piece of country bread.

ONE OF THE MANY CASUAL CAFES ON THE ISLAND

ONE OF THE MANY CASUAL CAFES ON THE ISLAND