Amateurism

BALEARIC ISLAND DISCS: VANESSA RUBIO

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Balearic Island Discs - 10
Name: Vanessa Rubio

"For the past ten years Miss Rubio has been an amazing, positive and caring friend to me and many others - and now she's the wonderful Mama to her and Ru Warner's beautiful boy Milo. Someone who's been alongside me on many a Balearic adventure, she embodies everything I love about the Islands - sunshine and happiness."


Occupation: Stylist

Most useful Spanish phrase: "Mas vino por favor"

All-time favourite party experience in Ibiza: We stayed in a villa near St. Gertrudis in 2007 and had our own week-long party. Leo the Rave/Amateur himself was DJing and a mighty time was had by all.

A friend of ours, Gilbey, had been out there for a week before we arrived and managed to find our villa for our first big day of partying, but he had lost his shoes a few days back in Space and came along looking like the biggest Balearic hobo. He borrowed an oversized glitterball necklace that I had made and was dancing by the pool in the late afternoon sun, just like a glittering hazy shaman. I can't remember what record was playing but it was epic.

Favourite place to chill in the Balearics: Anywhere with my loved ones.

If stranded in the Balearics for the rest of my life I would... Make more babies!

My luxury item would be... A hammock.

The book i'd take would be... The Gruffalo so I could read it to my little boy Milo.

My 8 Balearic Island Discs:

1. Harold Melvin - Wake Up Everybody (Psychmagik Edit) // Download
2. Chris Rea - Josephine // Buy
3. Deniece Williams - Free // Buy
4. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting // Buy
5. Womack & Womack - Conscious Of My Conscience // Buy
6. The Chromatics - In The City // Buy
7. Primal Scream - Higher Than The Sun // Buy
8. The Beatles - Blackbird // Buy