Spring has officially sprung and we are in the mood for sunshine and sand. As we continue to bring you our warm weather line from around Morocco and the Mediterranean, you'll be hearing a lot in the coming weeks about the Balearic islands of Mallorca and Menorca.
Situated a short ferry ride from Valencia or Barcelona off the eastern coast of Spain, the islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza have long been a favorite tourist destination for all night partiers or beach resort aficionados. But there is so much more to these proud and elegant islands than discos and broad walks. With their own language, unique history and traditional crafts, they are ripe for cultural discovery and a great source for CultureBaby goodies!
First, we are very proud to present our new collection of avarcas or traditional Menorcan sandals...available in a variety of colors and styles for tiny toes from newborns to age seven by the master cobblers at established design house S'Avam. Each model is designed with baby's comfort and stage of development in mind. Our tiniest avarcas use soft suede and velcro closures. Our toddler models use the more traditional leather but still integrate a buckle closure for extra security. Finally, our kids gecko model is a fun and authentic reinterpretation of the classic avarca.
CultureBaby Managing Partner and Founder Natalia will be traveling to the Balearics next week to visit S'Avam and to learn more about how these beautiful shoes with a long history are made. Though they are new to CultureBaby, they are anything but new to the island...the first pair is thought to have been made around 200BC.
So stay tuned for more and in the meantime, check out Natalia's recent interview on Elizabeth Street where she talks more about Mallorca as one of her favorite travel destinations. Join us on Twitter, FB or Instagram to follow her trip. Benviguts...as they say in Palma...Welcome !