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with Moroccan floor rugs and cushions, tin tray tables, stools and
hurricane lanterns. Covered with a sand-colored mesh, dappled
shadows are cast over the outdoor courtyard chill-out space by day,
while by night candlelight evokes an exotic atmosphere.
This home is all about outdoor living at its best. And it’s little
wonder. Most of their time here is spent outdoors, so it was important
to have several outdoor sheltered sitting and dining areas to escape
the heat or sit out at night dining under the stars. The Moroccan
riad-inspired roof terrace is the place to end the day as the sun
sets over the hills, land and sea beyond. Just perfect. I
Moroccan rugs, cushions and tray tables make lounging easy (find outdoor ethnic
pieces at Ottoman Empire). BELOW The poolside has the look of an upscale resort.
Alessandra shares her laid-back style secrets
What was your first impression of the island? The
first time we came, we arrived by boat and we loved it.
The beaches are spectacular!
What is your favorite place? That’s difficult to say
because we have so many wonderful spots on the
property, but I guess I would have to say that we enjoy
eating lunch oudoors under the shade of the trees.
What sets Formentera apart from the other
Balearic islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Mallorca?
The fact that it’s so small means you get to know
many of the local summer residents who come here
year after year, and there is a friendly atmosphere.
How many months of the year do you spend here?
We usually stay from May-October. We love it here
and try to stay as long as possible.
What is a typical day for your family on the island?
The lifestyle is ideal. We either go for a swim, go
to the beach or take our boat out sailing. The night
usually finishes either with dinner with friends at our
beach restaurant we own on the island, Chez Gerdi,
or outdoors at home.
CONTACTS Ashton Grove (08) 9286 4577,
ashtongrove.com.au Chez Gerdi Es Pujols chezgerdi.com
Living Edge (08) 6466 7474, livingedge .com.au
Ottoman Empire (08) 9335 3856, ottomanempire.com.au
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