Location: Son Vida

Roast butternut squash salad recipe

Closely related to the pumpkin, the sweet and earthy flavours of the butternut squash are the epitome of autumn.

Beautiful Outdoor Spaces by Stephen Woodhams

Expert gardener Stephen Woodhams explains the key to turning any outdoor space into an oasis of calm where his clients can relax.

Fig and goat’s cheese tart

Cheat with store-bought puff pastry and your guests will never know how quick and easy this Fig and Goat’s Cheese Tart was to prepare.

Celebrating summer with friends

Helen Cummins’ annual ‘Summer Party’ in Son Vida is celebrated in style with great music, cocktails and delicious food to a stunning backdrop of Palma bay.

Son Vida cocktail party

Residents of Son Vida gathered at Helen Cummins house for an evening of cocktails and delicious food with music by A. Alvarez.

A celebration of abcMallorca’s Slow Luxury

abcMallorca’s new premium magazine Slow Luxury was celebrated at Helen Cummins home in Son Vida. See the full photo gallery and video here!

Homemade lemonade

6 lemons 250g sugar 1 litre water This is just one of several methods for making lemonade. I like it because it gets the most out of the lemon. You can also…

Grilled peach salad

This is one of my favourite Mediterranean summer salads. You’ll find beautiful ripe juicy peaches at the market, crumble the feta cheese and add the best jamón serrano you can find with a handful of rucula mixed with mint leaves and sprinkle with caramelised walnuts for a delightful salad that is sure to impress your friends.

Traditional Easter Lamb Recipe

Lamb is the traditional meat served for Easter Sunday lunch. Follow this traditional Mallorcan recipe and wow your family!

Luxury real estate with Mallorca Gold

For those seeking exclusive villas in the exquisitely beautiful region of southwest Mallorca, Mallorca Gold might hold the answer. Find out more.

A magnificent villa for sale in Son Vida

The Spanish past president, Adolfo Suarez’s magnificent home on the hilltop of Son Vida is for sale now! Contact Engel and Völkers to arrange a view.

Luxury villa with amazing views in Son Vida

An infinity pool, a spa and views of Palma Bay are just some of the attractions of this luxury mansion for sale in Son Vida, the Beverly Hills of Palma.

A divine trinity in sought-after Son Vida

A collaboration between Palma-based Jorge Bibiloni Studio and Rambla 9 Arquitectura has resulted in this stylishly understated high-end property.

Celebrating Christmas with friends

Christmas is the perfect time of year to get together and celebrate our friendship while creating new warm memories to last the whole year through.

Luxury villa with natural flow

An understated coordination of interior design and architectural form takes this luxury villa to impressive heights.

Whole grilled fish

I used dorado for this but many other fish would work well like this. Ask your fishmonger to scale and gut the fish. Pat the fish dry with kitchen towel. Carefully score…

Whole grilled corn

Place whole corn into some foil, Places little knobs of cold butter around and under the corn. Zest some lime over the top, a few chile flakes, some coriander leaves and salt…

Marinated Chicken skewers

Makes 12 3 chicken breasts cut into cubes 150g plain, natural yogurt Juice of 1 lemon 3 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar Small handful of parsley…

Homemade barbecue sauce

2 cups of passata 1 tablespoon of tomato puree 1/2 cup of treacle/molasses 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup of water 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 2 teaspoon of smoked…

Asian slaw with fresh mango

Serves 4 Ingredients: Half a head of red cabbage 4 large carrots 1 cucumber 1 lime small handful fresh coriander 1 ripe mango 100g toasted unsalted peanuts roughly chopped Toasted sesame oil…

The Perfect Burger

The most important thing is to use good quality meat. A lot of people like to mix different cuts of beef so it’s always worth talking to your butcher and asking what…

Watermelon smoothie

Just get a super fresh watermelon. Roughly chop to fit into a blender jug and blend until smooth. Pass through a sieve to give a nice smooth juice and add maybe 2…

Angel food cake

Full of lemony sweetness, this recipe for Angel Food Cake is made sublime with whipped kefir, pistachios and strawberries.

Summer recipes for the perfect barbecue

Nothing says summer has arrived like the smell of barbecue wafting on the warm breeze. Check out these recipes and tips for hosting the perfect barbecue.

Chilled cucumber soup

A classic summer staple, this Chilled Cucumber Soup recipe is wonderfully refreshing for long, hot Mediterranean days in the sun.

Seared chicken with Romesco sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 4 fresh corn on the cob 1 small onion chopped 1 cup of milk 2 cup of water 3 large tomato 2 red peppers cut in…

Tomato and mozzarella salad

Juicy Mediterranean tomatoes are the star of this crowd-pleasing salad packed with vibrant colour, flavour and nutrients.

Cod with cauliflower puree

Healthy and sophisticated, cod with cauliflower puree is easy to master and great to have in your Mediterranean recipe repertoire.

Victoria McManaman: A Woman of Substance

Frank Leavers talks to the multi-talented Mrs Victoria McManaman about her work, her husband, Steve McManaman, and her enthusiasm for new projects.

McMananman family Mallorca

Steven and Victoria McManaman’s Mallorcan life

Victoria Mcmanaman, wife of footballer Steven McManaman and mother of three, talks WAGS, kids, family life and the joy of spending time in Son Vida.

Luxury Mediterranean home in Son Vida

With views of Palma bay, Bellver castle and La Seu, this cutting-edge villa by Engel & Völkers will make you fall in love with Palma all over again.

Footballer Steve McManaman

Hugh Ash talks to ex-Real Madrid star Steve McManaman about life after football, his hopes, regrets and passions.

The Art of Design

Bathing Suit & Hat from Exclusive Necklace, Ring & Bracelet from Nicolás Joyeros Bikini from Twin-Set Bracelet & Ring from Nicolás Joyeros Bikini from Exclusive Earrings, Necklace, Watch& Ring from Nicolás Joyeros…

Carlos Moya – a tennis champion

Carlos Moya tells Hugh Ash of the loves of his life – playing tennis, courting beautiful girls and Mallorca.

Detox Diet

A great way to lose some weight and give your body a well earned rest is to do a Detox Diet. Here are some tips to help make your detox successful.

Get a Great Body!

Get a great body by following this easy Exercise Workout Program and get your body into the best shape ever this year. It’s as easy as buying a DVD and getting started. Enjoy getting fit & healthy in 2013….. You can do it!

How to lose 3 kilos in 5 days!

The Diet starts today! Its the January and its time to pay the price for all the good food and drink I’ve consumed over the past few weeks….. Check in here to see how I’m doing with losing 3 kilos 🙂

Lifestyle Detox

Lifestyle Detox Program in Mallorca – find out how luxury lifestyle editor, Helen Cummins, got on when she participated in this detox program….

Feel the Fear and do it Anyhow

Whether for leisure or work, we all have things we would love to do but fear holds us back. Helen Cummins gives you some insights from her experiences on how to overcome your anxiety and move on with achieving your dream.

Make your Mojito

Watching a barman prepare a mojito is an experience tinged with frustration: you can’t wait for your cocktail but he seems to take forever to make it. So why are we so willing to wait for this light and refreshing drink made from rum, mint, lime, water and ice?

Helen Cummins renovates her Son Vida home

Helen Cummins renovates her Son Vida home

How do you turn a large luxury property into a confortable and relaxing family home? Jan Edwards talks to Helen Cummins about how she achieved this… eventually.