LOS OTROS San Juan
If the fabulously grand and crazy concept store Sluiz is a little too much for you, then head over to Los Otros in San Juan - that gorgeous, idyllic village in the north of Ibiza.
In April 2017 husband & wife superpowers Mirjam and Nicolaas opened the doors to an exquisite concept store that hits the perfect balance of cool and fun, of elegant and easy.
Los Otros feels like a natural extension of their personalities, they simply are cool, fun and easy. Even their three kids are an embodiment of effortless style.
But hey, this is Ibiza. It’s not my fault that I grew up in Düsseldorf, is it?
The store is neither too massive, nor too petit. It is just the right amount of space, offering an eclectic and exclusive selection of clothes, jewellery, books, cosmetics and delightful homeware.
And let's not forget the food!
Freshly prepared in Los Otros' open kitchen and served outside on their large, sunny terrace. Mirjam is the author and chef behind the blog Veggie Very Much and two published cookbooks. No need to say more, just taste for yourself.
The food is so good it should get its very own review (and it will eventually, bare with me) but for now let’s just sum it up as healthy, creative, seasonal and utterly delicious.
But I’m getting distracted, I’m doing the food talking. Back to the store.
Los Otros is a reflection of Mirjam’s effortless taste and style, clearly influenced by her Dutch roots. The meticulously selected range of both mens- and womenswear showcases her sharp eye for fashion, as well as her lighthearted and fun nature.
You’ll find oversized tops and crisp white shirts, sleek hoodies and timeless black pieces that are essential in everyone's wardrobe. Think Margiela meets Chloe meets Giles.
Her ability to skillfully blend the ubercool and understated with bright and colourful Ibiza designers is almost genius.
You've got to try the hand-painted silk kaftans by Glomad Beachwear, for your Ibiza stay you will hardly need anything else. Some cool shades obviously and a little bit of jewellery (which you’ll also find at Los Otros) and you’re ready to go.
My favourite time to enjoy the chilled vibe at Los Otros in San Juan:
On a late and lazy Sunday morning. I love sitting here just by myself, with a cup of coffee and a mouthwatering Sunday treat of Mirjam's homemade cake. Or even better - avocado and egg on rye bread. Ooh, I could have that right now!
The outside terrace provides the perfect spot for people watching when the vibrant market of San Juan is in full swing.
But the story of Los Otros doesn’t end here. The latest venture of this unstoppable couple is the opening of Los Otros in the harbour of Santa Eularia in April 2018. If you check it out before I make my way there, please do let me know.
I have no doubt the store is going to be an innovative and much needed addition to the neighbourhood. Santa Eularia will certainly benefit from a Dutch breeze of style and chic.
When to go:
During the summer months Los Otros in San Juan is open for dinner until late. To book your table please call +34 971 333 468.
How to get there:
As you drive (or walk) through San Juan you will see Los Otros in the last building to your left, right on the corner. It's impossible to miss.