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EVENT – Ibiza Spirit Festival

EVENT – Ibiza Spirit Festival

Ibiza’s festival scene shows no sign of letting up. Next round: October 5th at beautiful Atzaró for a day of gorgeousness for the whole family.

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Ibiza is increasingly home to festivals that push the boundaries of their genres. From electronic music festivals such as the Ibiza Music Summit, to World Music celebrations such as the Ibiza Roots Festival. From huge weekend extravaganzas like the famous Ibiza Medieval Festival, to small, local, crowdfunded festivals like Ai Carai. Plus a whole ream of recent art festivals, from surrealist Bloop to Urban in Ibiza, showcasing cutting-edge street art and held in the lavish gardens of the incomparably beautiful Atzaró.

So it’s really no surprise to see another small, local festival, now in its second year, having blossomed quickly into an event that half the island seems to be enthusiastically involved in. The date for your diary ladies and gents, is Sunday October 5, 2014.

Celebrating life

Ibiza Spirit Festival is a holistic event with a fascinating programme that spans dance, Tantra, workshops and talks, Yoga, a chill-out zone, music therapists, birthing woman, oracle readers, special events and a fabulous children’s area. While last year’s resoundingly successful inaugural event was at Casita Verde, this year they’ve grown, expanding into the much larger, stunning surroundings of Atzaró. For the full programme, just check out their website.

The organisers, Jerry and Sabina Brownstein, assisted by local media good guy, David Moss and Café del Mar producer Ingmar Hansch, have declared the day long event ‘a day of inspiration and celebration.’ All are devoted to promoting ‘conscious living’ to improve health, happiness and longevity.

A World transformed

The organisers are collectively focused on providing a day that provides a glimpse into an alternative reality, one in which the participants (that’s you and me) get to envision ‘a World transformed.’

Transformed into what? You may ask. And rightly so. The answer, in short, is a World transformed for the better of all. One that embraces freedom, equality, cooperation, compassion, respect and joy in each other’s lives. This is a World of singing and dancing, to inspire and be inspired by, an inclusive, peaceful World of art, of beauty, of learning and playing.

Well we definitely like the sound of all that!

Ancient Rituals

The event runs from 11am until 8pm and entry is by voluntary donation. You can expect a dramatic closing ceremony from 7.30pm, with accomplished performer Zinnia performing a beautiful sacred dance for Tanit, the ancient Carthaginian Goddess of Ibiza.  She will dance for Tanit as an ancient priestess, asking for blessings of prosperity, joy and protection.

Naturally, Atzaró will be providing delicious food & drinks for the occasion.

The festival is sponsored by Greenheart Transforms and Fundacion por el Futuro, two non-profit organisations dedicated to “envisioning a World transformed”. These charities generously fund positive projects, conferences and events throughout the world. All donations generated from the event will assist these two organisations with their various existing and future projects.

Below is a summary of the programme:


Dance and movement: Essential elements of The Spirit of Ibiza, the festival will bring people together in creative dance, sensual Tantra and soulful musical meditations.

Inspirational talks and workshops: Presented by fascinating people from Ibiza and around the World, who will invite you to explore new ways of finding health & happiness in mind, body and spirit.

Music is the messenger: The festival features wonderful DJs and musicians who will fill the air with healing and uplifting sounds, all day and well into the evening. At sunset everyone is invited to celebrate and dance to the beats of DJ Ohm G’s new “Quantum Collage”.

Yoga classes: At the beautiful Pagoda, you can experience different styles of Yoga presented by the accomplished teachers of Ibiza. This will begin with a spectacular ‘spectrum of Yoga’ exhibition at 12 midday.

Therapy room: You can receive a variety of alternative treatments including different styles of Massage, Reflexology, Reconnective Healing, Reiki, Cranio-Sacral, Crystal Healing and much more.

Ibiza art: Will be on display with several local artists showing their work.

The children’s area: At the entrance to Atzaro you’ll find fun, creative activities going on all day… face painting, puppet shows, Yoga for kids, arts & crafts, storytelling, workshops and more.

There is also a special area dedicated to feminine empowerment called Birthing Woman.


Ibiza Spotlight welcomes this relatively new event onto the Ibiza festival scene. It sounds like a unique opportunity to really meet the alternative, holistic people of Ibiza and get some much needed end of season recuperation (particularly those who have partaken of the Ibiza closing parties, ahem). We’ll be down there trying out some new therapies (mmm, massage…) and enjoying the blissed-out ambience of Atzaró. See you there?


WORDS | Jane Charilaou  PHOTOS | Ibiza Spirit Festival

Ibiza Downton Abbey style! Joanne Froggatt lets her hair down as she parties with stars at Ibiza Rocks

Ibiza Downton Abbey style! Joanne Froggatt lets her hair down as she parties with stars at Ibiza Rocks

  • By Katy Forrester The Mirror UK

The actress, who plays Anna Bates in the BBC period drama, certainly let her hair down on the White Isle

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Actress Joanne Froggatt proved she’s nothing like her character in Downton Abbey by partying it up in Ibiza.

The blonde star, who plays Anna Bates in the BBC period drama, let her hair down at Ibiza Rocks watching British band The Kooks with the likes of Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones, her director husband Ian Byrne and TV presenter Laura Whitmore.

Joanne and the stars were in full party mode as they celebrated the end of the summer season on the White Isle and continued their vodka-fuelled night at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes with the band and um, Lee Ryan from Blue. Random.

 

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Joannna Froggatt and Azim Majid

The actress, 34, was dancing the night away after admitting she once had an awkward encounter with a NAKED fan.

She told the Metro newspaper: “I had a very enthusiastic fan when I was in the gym changing room.

“She had her leg up on the table, and I was trying to look away when she said, ‘Are you in Downton?’

“She was having a very confident conversation with me while drying herself…everywhere. That was a little awkward. But all power to her for being so confident in herself.”

 

Sky Powers/WENN.comNatalie Dormer and Anthony Byrne watch on at Ibiza Rocks with The Kooks
Natalie Dormer and Anthony Byrne watch on at Ibiza Rocks with The Kooks

If Joanne is cringed out by a bit of nakedness, God only knows how she dealt with being in Ibiza.

Meanwhile, it wasn’t the first time this summer Irish beauty Laura has been out to Ibiza.

However, having been named the face of London Fashion Week this month, she might have to skip the closing parties.

But we hear there will be plenty of famous faces ready to have a drink on her behalf – maybe George Clooney will even join in after his wedding now he’s about to join the Downton Abbey cast for a Christmas special, or, maybe not. Whatevs.

Felder Felder raise a toast to Ibiza with their SS15 catwalk collection at London Fashion Week

Felder Felder raise a toast to Ibiza with their SS15 catwalk collection at London Fashion Week

Yearning for next summer already? Felder Felder raise a toast to Ibiza with their SS15 catwalk collection at London Fashion Week

  • Twin design duo Felder Felder showcased their SS15 collection yesterday
  • Inspired by the sixties it featured many cowboy boots and heavy fringing
  • The front row included Laura Whitmore and Millie Mackintosh

By BIANCA LONDON FOR MAILONLINE

As Ibiza host their closing parties this weekend, hot young design duo Felder Felder are already raising a glass to next season.

The German sister design act unveiled a bohemian inspired range of fun, easy partywear that wouldn’t look out of place on Pacha’s dancefloor come next summer.

Taking iconic German model Veruschka von Lehndorff as their muse, the unapologetically Bohemian aesthetic was updated for SS15 with a graceful edge via enviable kaftans, romantic kimono shawls and soft silk blouses.

Felder Felder gave a nod to the Ibiza party trend in their SS15 collection

Felder Felder gave a nod to the Ibiza party trend in their SS15 collection

‘Our woman is distinctive,’ Daniela and Annette said ahead of the show. ‘She has a vintage treasure trove wardrobe and those effortless enviable beach pieces, that transit, through midnight, to dawn.’ And the Felder Felder woman sure caught the attention of front rowers Nina Nesbitt, Mary Charteris and Laura Whitmore thanks to her insouciant rock style.

Turquoise hot pants, print drop hem shift dresses and metallic cowboy boots conveyed the urban hippy woman beloved by the fun-loving designers.

Strong energetic prints in aqua (tipped to be a hot colour for SS15) and Sicilian lemon adorned shorts, maxis and kimonos.

The collection featured a lot of bold turquoise which is tipped to be THE colour for SS15

The collection featured a lot of bold turquoise which is tipped to be THE colour for SS15

The catwalk featured many cow boy boots and fringed items giving a nod to a western vibe

The twins say that they have always been attracted to the powerful message of peace inspiring a sixties hippie theme in their clothing
 The catwalk featured many cow boy boots and fringed items giving a nod to a western vibe

Inspired by the freedom of the Sixties, the show closed with a nod to Peace One Day, an organisation that aligns with the designers’ hope for peace ethos; oh so hippy.

‘We have always been strongly attracted to the powerful message of peace, represented through eras like the Sixties,’ said Annette. ‘It’s a feeling we continually tap into, especially at times of unrest, like now.’

The beauty look, masterminded by Michaela Alleyson, Creative Director at Lord & Berry, was fresh, fun and wearable – just like the clothes.

‘It’s a celebration of colour that completely translates to an everyday face’, she said backstage.

Taking inspiration from the rock ‘n’ roll boho vibe of the collection, Michaela created a subtly highlighted face using Lord & Berry Luminizer Stick that screamed ‘my days are spent roaming and writhing in the sun’.

 

Celebrity fans: Laura Whitmore (left) and Donna Air (right) were spotted enjoying the show

Celebrity fans: Laura Whitmore (left) and Donna Air (right) were spotted enjoying the show

Selfie expression: Left to right - Rosie Fortescue, Millie Mackintosh and Roxie Nafousi couldn't resist a frow photo opportunity

Selfie expression: Left to right – Rosie Fortescue, Millie Mackintosh and Roxie Nafousi couldn’t resist a frow photo opportunity

 

Eyes, which were the main event – sexy, smouldering but fresh with the addition of an accent colour under the eye – were a nod to the key colour palette within the collection; one to watch come next season.

Hair was coiffed to perfection by Armin Morbach, Global Ambassador for Schwarzkopf, who created a young, fresh take of the iconic Brigitte Bardot look. Hair was gently curled from the middle partings to create loose waves and frame the face by resting it in front of the shoulders.

‘Our girl is the one who moves between martinis downtown and rose on the sand dunes with consummate ease, said the siblings.

‘She’s a charismatic woman who is at ease with herself and the world. Age doesn’t matter. A Felder Felder woman is young at heart and she is a little wild too.’

Felder Felder show was supported by SkinDesign London, a sister partnership working in the beauty world, packed with active serums and cremes, akin to the sister fashion partnership.

Felder Felder is made up the sister design duo Daniela and Annette Felder

Felder Felder is made up the sister design duo Daniela and Annette Felder

The collection took inspiration from the peace and love of the sixties 

The collection took inspiration from the peace and love of the sixties

Freddie Rocks Ibiza

Freddie Rocks Ibiza

We nipped down to check out the daytime shenanigans in honour of the late, great Freddie Mercury’s birthday down at legendary Ibiza hotel, Pikes.

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Ever more impressive hotel parties seem to be springing up everywhere in Ibiza recently. But the original, iconic island party hotel has to be Pikes. These days home to Ibiza Rocks House, but with an illustrious history of outrageous rock-star parties too numerous to mention.

I first heard of Pikes Hotel back in the early eighties, whilst still a wide-eyed teenager. I remember seeing the video for Wham’s Club Tropicana, filmed at Pikes, with my mouth open in awe. The beautiful people, the pool, the glamour!

So it was an absolute delight to finally rock up to Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes yesterday to celebrate the birthday of another of this Ibiza hotel’s legendary clients, the late, great, truly inimitable (despite everyone’s best attempts) Freddie Mercury.

Stunning setting

Nestled beautifully into the mountains around San Antonio, Freddie loved Pikes Hotel. He held some pretty unforgettable (according to the lucky ones who attended) parties at Pikes. He had his favourite suite which now bears his name and Tony Pike, the hotel’s famous proprietor, sure knew how to throw a party. He’s not lost his touch, ladies and gents.

The party started at 1pm, and by the time we arrived around 3pm, the pool was buzzing with mustachioed ladies, mustachioed men and hell, I even saw a dog with a moustache (it was made of stone, but still…). “No moustache, no entry,” insisted the receptionist firmly, armed with a big black body-paint crayon and a mischievous glint in her eye.

Cocktails, music and sunshine

Bravofox (aka Jamie Porteous) was blasting out super-smiley electro-pop with a tasty Balearic twist and some nifty live vocals floating in and out, providing the ideal backdrop to the daytime Freddie frolicks. Cocktails abounded and the vibe was funky and friendly.

Characteristically starving when we arrived, we ordered some tapas by the pool. Mmm! Patatas Bravas (but made with sweet potato and with sweet chilli sauce and ‘salsa brava’), Tortilla (Spanish omelette) with spinach and honey plus nachos with melted cheese served with guacamole, yogurt dip and a tomato and chilli sauce.

Lunching by the pool

The nachos came in a very generous portion, the tortilla was served with soft, fresh, warm bread and the sweet potato chips were divine. And what’s more my bill, including a glass of white wine and a beer came to just €30.50. When you consider that some other Ibiza party hotels present you with a bill like this just for the drinks, we were very pleasantly surprised.

Kids ran around happily (and noisily) splashing around their own private pool and bouncing around gleefully on some impressive looking bouncy castles. And yes, even the kids were proudly sporting Freddie ‘tashes.

Before we knew it, 4 hours had flashed by and my moustache had begun to melt into a shapeless streaky black blob as we entered lustily into the spirit of the party.  We joined the crowd in enthusiastically belting out raucous renditions of pop classics such as Madonna’s Vogue, Tears for Fears’ 1980’s monster hit Shout and all the while observing the queue at the door growing longer by the minute.

We literally dragged ourselves away around 7.30pm, by which time, it has to be said, the party was just getting going with the full evening’s line-up yet to come (sob!). And we left only because we had our very own Spotlight closing soireé at We Love… to excitedly head off to – more about that from our clubbing team soon!

Daytime party comeback

It seems that daytime parties are back, ladies and gents. Perhaps not in the clubs as before, but increasingly at gorgeous hotels such as Pikes, UshuaïaHard Rock Hotel,Aguas de IbizaDestino Pacha and others. Not to mention the expansion of the island’s rocking, ever-more-popular boat parties.  Anyone who came to Ibiza years ago, when daytime partying was one of the defining characteristics of the island’s music scene, will no doubt be delighted to see the reemergence of that most iconic of Ibiza pastimes: dancing to fantastic music, surrounded by incredible beauty, in the gorgeous Balearic sunshine.

Many say that’s one of the (many) things that made them fall in love with Ibiza. Carefree days of dancing in the sunshine with smiling people from all over the world. Freddie Rocks Ibiza delivered exactly that, and it was very nice to see parties such as this one that cater really well for the kiddies too. Nice.

It was good to be there in the beautiful Ibiza countryside, dear reader, and feel those sunshine party vibes. A fab, family day out with just a touch of glamour, we say happy birthday Freddie and high five Pikes!

Source : Ibiza Spotlight

Skrillex Speaks on Jack U with Diplo, the Burning Man festival Rumors, New Music and Ellie Goulding

Skrillex Speaks on Jack U with Diplo, the Burning Man festival Rumors, New Music and Ellie Goulding

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West Coast electronic dance music producer, DJ, and singer-songwriter, Skrillex, stopped by Sway in the Morning and opened up on a whole array of topics.

From starring as the lead singer in a successful band, From First to Last, to going solo and releasing his Recess album, Skrillex talks about it all. He even put to rest those rumors of being booed off-stage from the iconic Burning Man Festival.

Elaborating about his relationship with Diplo, he explains his Jack U duo, plus why him and Ellie Goulding split.

The Recess album is now in-stores. Watch Skrillex above.

Duke Dumont drops summer vibes with a scorching DJ mix from Ibiza

Duke Dumont drops summer vibes with a scorching DJ mix from Ibiza

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Ibiza’s summer season may be simmering down over the next month, but this past Monday at Café Mambo UK producer and chart-topping crossover Duke Dumont rocked the house with his Blasé Boys Club in tow. To celebrate the successful release of his most recent single Won’t Look Back, Dumont has now shared the live recording from his DJ set.

Listen to 44 minutes’ worth of ear-stroking house music below, with tracks from Wankelmut, Jonas Rathsman and Duke himself, who sprinkles in such infectious singles like the recent I Got U, as well as the track that gained him acclaim early on in his career, The Giver. Given the location, it’s only fitting that certified Ibiza smashes Walking with Elephants and Pushing On by Ten Walls and Oliver $ & Jimi Jules, respectively, were also included.

In addition to the shared set, Dumont also announced a competition in which fans can win a trip for two to Ibiza (flights and hotel covered) as well as VIP entry to the Blasé Boys Club closing party at Sankeys on September 22. For more information, head over to Dumont’s official website.

Dumont certainly won’t be looking back anytime soon: in the coming months, he’ll be finishing up the Blasé Boys Club residency at Sankeys before undertaking a slew of UK dates through October, including a sold-out show at Manchester’s Warehouse Project. From there, he’ll proceed to Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Australia (for the blockbuster Stereosonic tour) before returning to the UK upon the year’s end. Check out Duke Dumont’s Café Mambo Ibiza mix below.

Source : In The Mix

SPACE IBIZA ANNOUNCE CLOSING PARTY

SPACE IBIZA ANNOUNCE CLOSING PARTY

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SPACE IBIZA ANNOUNCE CLOSING PARTY

 

Space Ibiza is getting ready for its Closing Fiesta.

It’s got to that time of the year where the Ibiza season is slowly drawing to a close, but with that comes the promise of some epic closing parties.

While Space Ibiza is holding back the line-up for now, on October 5 the Space Closing Fiesta will be a celebration of twenty-five years of the iconic club.

For the closing party, six areas will be opened up including the outdoor zone which goes by the name of the Ultra Ibiza Arena.

To buy tickets click here —–>>>> http://shop.spaceibiza.com/space-closing-fiesta-en-2-3.html <<<——————-

By Patrick Swift (MixMag)

Max Fish, Space Ibiza, Ludlow Hotel and More Open in Time for Fashion Week

Max Fish, Space Ibiza, Ludlow Hotel and More Open in Time for Fashion Week

The Catwalk Leads to the Lounge

Max Fish, Space Ibiza, Ludlow Hotel and More Open in Time for Fashion Week

By BEN DETRICK

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Max Fish has returned to the Lower East Side, this time in the former Gallery Bar.CreditIsak Tiner for The New York Times
 

New York night life is frequently maligned as sluggish and homogenized in comparison with its reckless past, but each September offers an opportunity for redemption. As usual, New York Fashion Week’s homecoming of debutantes and jet-setters coincides with a panoply of new options for depravity, each jostling for the fickle affections of the cool-kid aristocracy.

With many night-life heavyweights sitting this season out, the new crop of bars, lounges and discothèques is unlikely to shift the flattened landscape. Still, the resurrection of the once-shuttered mainstays Max Fish and Don Hill’s (now called the Hills NYC) offers a hint of optimism. What was lost can, sometimes, be reclaimed.

Here are some notable openings seeking to bask in Fashion Week’s reflective glow.

Most Suffocating Velvet Rope?

The Leonora

Claiming the mantle of New York’s toughest door is prestigious currency, and the Leonora, a lounge in the barrens of Chelsea, aims to seize the title via membership cards and quasi-social-club rhetoric.

“It gives the doorman a good reason not to let people in,” said Noel Ashman, part of an ownership hydra that includes Michael Strahan and Patrick McMullan, whose celebrity photography adorns the walls.

The smallish room is burgundy and brick, ringed with banquettes and an antebellum bar from Kentucky. After hosting parties for Julia Stiles, the Leonora hopes a Fashion Week soiree for a modeling agency will keep the buzzy cachet. “Nelson Mandela’s son was here the other day,” said Liam McMullan, a D.J. there.

525 West 29th Street, 212-594-6000, theleonoranyc.com.

Return of the Dive Bar

Max Fish

A year ago, the closing of Max Fish was rhapsodized as the expiration date for the grimy Lower East Side. But welcome to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York, where the fabled bar has reclaimed its old turf (albeit a couple of blocks south) and the familiar snarl of art kids, musicians and goony skaters. “After endless searching for the right space, it felt right,” said Ulli Rimkus, the owner.

The new version, which opened in August in the former Gallery Bar, is a low-frills rectangle with concrete floors and bathrooms that are already lashed by graffiti. The cherished portrait of a disfigured Julio Iglesias is back on the wall, Budweiser remains cheap and the endangered species of the downtown dive has clawed out of hibernation. DKNY and Frank 151 host a party there on Sunday.

120 Orchard Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets), 212-529-3959, maxfish.com.

Balearic Waves on the Hudson

Space Ibiza

Brooklyn dragged the dance scene across the East River, but the owners of Space Ibiza are wagering that Manhattan’s clubland can be saved with an assist from overseas. “I miss the days of getting lost in cool, cavernous venues,” said Antonio Piacquadio, one of the owners who is bringing the popular Ibiza club here.

The huge space, scheduled to open next month after substantial delays, has room for over 1,000 guests on its dance floor, elevated bottle service areas and a lounge built from a shipping container. Opening Ceremony (with Spike Jonze) and Jeremy Scott have fashion parties there this week.

637 West 50th Street 212-247-2447, spaceibizany.com.

New Fashion Flophouse

Ludlow Hotel

Sean McPherson, whose dominion includes the Marlton hotel and Waverly Inn, burrows deeper downtown with the 184-room Ludlow. “The Lower East Side has a rich tradition of accepting newcomers,” he said. “It still feels like old New York City.”

The convivial lobby bar has caterpillar-segmented sofas, bronze chandeliers and a limestone fireplace that makes anyone look erudite. Its restaurant, Dirty French, is hosting Fashion Week dinners for Details magazine and Guest of a Guest.

180 Ludlow Street (between Houston and Stanton Streets), 212-432-1818,ludlowhotel.com.

Rock Club Revival

The Hills NYC

Don Hill died in 2011, and his namesake rock club has been lurking undisturbed on a Spring Street corner since. It feels almost cryogenically intact, with the same spray-painted art, scrawled memorial tags and plastered photos of Kate Moss.

“Why would you want to change anything?” said Alma Ayala, a friend of Mr. Hill’s who is orchestrating the reboot. “Nothing like this exists.” Rechristened as the Hills NYC, it will open with a Fashion Week party for Interview magazine, though it will not be fully open until November.

314 Spring Street (at Greenwich Street), 212-334-3645, thehillsnyc.com.

Midtown Glamour

Park Hyatt New York

Ninety stories tall and devastatingly thin, the new Park Hyatt is an icicle of anonymity staked across from Carnegie Hall. The lower 25 floors are devoted to a hotel and ancillary amenities: pool, restaurant, event space with 30-foot ceilings. Tones are muted, via a frosty color palette of gray, marble and pastels, and the grave solemnity of luxury. The Back Room, a 90-person bar with stacks of cubic art conjuring the feel of fragrance counters, serves cocktails by Julie Reiner of Pegu Club.

For Fashion Week, the hotel is hosting a lounge for The Daily Front Row and a Veronica Beard presentation.

153 West 57th Street, 646-774-1234, newyork.park.hyatt.com.

Coming Attractions

Later in September, Jon Neidich (Acme) and Jim Kearns (NoMad hotel) are opening the Happiest Hour, a midcentury-style bar in the split-level West Village space formerly occupied by Kingswood. … On the Lower East Side, Happy Ending, which hosted sweaty indie parties in the mid-2000s, will reopen as a restaurant by Oliver Stumm (Café Select) and Max Levai (Marlborough Chelsea gallery). Travis Bass, an orchestrator of foggy, red-hued, Chinatown pop-up parties, will oversee its basement lounge.

 Source : The New York Times

Samir Nasri takes break to Ibiza with girlfriend Anara Atanes

Samir Nasri takes break to Ibiza with girlfriend Anara Atanes

Samir Nasri continues to enjoy his time away from France fold by taking break to Ibiza with girlfriend Anara Atanes

  • The Frenchman retired from international football after being left out of Didier Deschamps’ 2014 World Cup squad
  • Girlfriend Anara Atanes reacted angrily to Deschamps’ decision
  • Samir Nasri’s Man City take on his former side Arsenal next Saturday 

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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is making use of his early international retirement from the France national team by taking a break with his girlfriend Anara Atanes in Ibiza.

The 27-year-old decided to rule himself out of the possibility of being selected by Les Bleus manager Didier Deschamps after he was controversially left out of France’s 2014 World Cup squad.

Nasri’s girlfriend publicly blasted Deschamps back in May for omitting Nasri from the squad by writing on Twitter: ‘F*** france and f*** Deschamps! What a s*** manager!

Short vacation: Nasri poses with girlfriend Atanes and Carla Dona Garcia (far right) during trip to Ibiza

Short vacation: Nasri poses with girlfriend Atanes and Carla Dona Garcia (far right) during trip to Ibiza

‘Incase you didn’t read my tweet properly…. I’ll repeat myself….. f*** FRANCE!!!!! And f*** Deschamps!

‘Let’s just get this straight! I’m not mad I get my bf for two months…. I just think there’s a level of respect to be had!’

His omission from the France squad came following a season in which Nasri helped Manchester City win the Premier League and Capital One Cup.

Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping Nasri returns from his holiday fully refreshed ahead of Manchester City’s clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on September 13.

Can’t Tell Me Nothing Feat. Alex Gremer (Kanye West Remix)

Can’t Tell Me Nothing Feat. Alex Gremer (Kanye West Remix)

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