Author: Soledad Bescós

Soledad Bescós

Mallorca-born with Aragon roots and living in Mallorca, after a while spent in Boston, USA. A Harvard graduate in Business Administration and Economics, Soledad is really passionate about interviewing fascinating people with different backgrounds and talents. She writes interior design articles for YO DONA magazine (El Mundo) but always about houses touched with the soul of the owners.

James Costos – Obama’s man on Mallorca

James Costos, Barack Obama’s man in Spain, has spent summer on Mallorca for more than 15 years. He showed us some of his favourite places on the island.

Diandra Douglas at home on Mallorca

Diandra first wife of actor Michael Douglas welcomes us to their house in Mallorca, which is currently for sale, for a rare interview about her life now.

Joan Valent: The minimalist maestro

Joan Valent is an award-winning Mallorcan composer who has settled back on his beloved island with his Mexican wife, Mariana Salinas.

Island gems by Jouells

Jouells is the new company for hand-made jewellery that reinvents the typical Mallorcan ‘botón de oro y plata’ to offer unique one-of-a-kind pieces.

Cristina Macaya – Socialite of Mallorca

Cristina Macaya is the most important socialite on Mallorca. Her large home Es Canyar has welcomed guests such as Bill Clinton and Michael Douglas.

Matthew Williamson moves to Mallorca

The British designer and favourite of influential It-girls like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller talks about his move to Deià and finding new inspiration.

Beauty with a purpose

The 21-year-old Maria Elisa Tulián, won Miss World Spain 2017. If elected internationally, she will concentrate on raising funds for social causes.

Fabrizio Plessi

Has achieved the seemingly impossible, exhibiting in six museums in six months. Soledad Bescós tells the story.

Alma Lopez: A Jewel Worn by the Crown

The ‘Jewel Fan’ is La Morenita’s most emblematic piece. We finds out about this highly coveted accessory created by Alma López – which is a favourite of Queen Sofia of Spain.

Simoneta Gómez-Acebo y Borbón

She is the communications manager for Cartier, Spain, and has spent her holidays on Mallorca since she was a child.

The Mallorcan future of Formula 1

At the age of 12, he is among the best racers of the world in his category. In two years, he will make his debut in Formula 3.

Paco Arango: Filmmaker and Philanthropist

Paco Arango is giving 100% of the profits from his latest films to charity. The multi-talented director of ‘The Healer’ shares his journey so far.

Successful blogger Fiona Ferrer

The visionary ‘it girl’ is one of the most influential people in Spain when it comes to online business or social networks. Fiona Ferrer is a successful author, blogger, presenter and lots more besides….

Úrsula Mascaró of Pretty Ballerinas

Celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss and Princess Letizia wear her Pretty Ballerinas shoes. Soledad Bescós meets Úrsula Mascaró.

Angel Schlesser Fashion Designer

Spanish fashion designer Ángel Schlesser, known for him minimalism, elegance & functional designs for the professional, sophisticated women.

Artists Yannick & Ben Jakober

Meet Yannick & Ben Jakober an artistic power duo with an outstanding collection dedicated to the conservation and restoration of national heritage works of art.

Mallorcan film director Toni Bestard

Meet Mallorcan film director Toni Bestard talking about his movie El Perfecto Desconocido which is set in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains

Jesper Nielsen on Mallorca

The man who made the Danish jewellery company Pandora a billion dollar company has a home on Mallorca. Jesper Nielsen tells us about his love for the island and his favourite restaurants….

Room mate Hotels founder Kike Sarasola

You cannot fail to admire the energy of Kike Sarasola, a visionary hotelier currently reinvigorating the hotel industry. Meet the man himself in our exclusive interview.

Katherine Hamnett – Iconic Green Designer

She invented stonewashing, distressed denim, stretch denim and garment dyeing. From her house in Fornalutx, fashion’s enfant terrible tells Soledad Bescós that it’s been 27 years since she made headlines by arriving at Downing Street in a protest T-shirt.

Nadja Swarovski

This beautiful heiress owns a house in Mallorca and has taken the family brand to new heights establishing it as the success it is today. Princesses, actresses and pop stars all long to flaunt its crystal creations.

Eco-friendly Fashion with Style

The environmentally friendly ‘cool-hunter’, Raquel Arañon – originally from Avila and now living in Mallorca – challenges her students’ creativity by promoting the hip fashion trend of using recycled materials. Soledad Bescós finds out more.

The Brandy Club

“He who aspires to be a hero, must drink brandy,” said the 18th century writer Dr Samuel Johnson. For those who aspire to be a brandy connoisseur, there’s a special club based here in Mallorca – as Soledad Bescós explains.