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Mia Naprta
Mia Naprta

My surname is supposedly Czech. I was born in Yugoslavia, a country that no longer exists. More specifically, I’m from Lika, a beautiful but scarcely populated part of Croatia, yet to be discovered by tourists who regularly descend upon the Adriatic coast and the islands.

I spent most of my adult life in the UK. I studied English and Journalism in Oxford, before moving to London. Over the next 17 years I worked my way up from an “office angel” to a food and drink market analyst, specialising in sugar and chocolate confectionery. Some of my friends would say that I was “getting paid to eat chocolate and write about it”!

After years of busy lives and grey skies, my partner and I decided to slow down and warm our bones somewhere sunnier. We explored Portugal, Italy and the south of Spain, before Palma won us over in 2015.

Although my career has been mostly about markets and numbers, I have always been writing – from personal blogs and opinion pieces for trade publications in the UK to travel articles for a Croatian lifestyle magazine and several monthly columns for The Islander Magazine since January 2021. Right now I am really looking forward to this additional challenge of writing for Mallorca Bulletin!

E-mail mia.naprta@gmail.com - Instagram: @mianaprta

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Why I love Palma

Having moved here from London in 2015, I felt that Palma offers everything I left behind – architecture, culture, social life, gastronomy and more – sprinkled with better weather and friendlier people.

Mia Naprta 23/02/2024 10:30

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Ritzi Lounge Bar in Puerto Portals

By midnight it was nearly as full as on any given summer night, just more comfortable and with more space to dance.

Mia Naprta 23/02/2024 10:28

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: UMI Coffee & More in Palma

Delicious and affordable menu del dia, coffee, smoothie & more.

Mia Naprta 21/02/2024 11:57

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Ramen Otaku in Palma

Scrumptious ramen made from scratch right in the centre of Palma.

Mia Naprta 14/02/2024 17:12

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Top 5 terraces in the sun

As January has treated us to some uncharacteristically warm days, most of us have enjoyed a drink on a sunny terrace.

Mia Naprta 09/02/2024 12:34

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Tentación in Paguera

Excellent food, exceptional service, stunning views and pet friendly.

Mia Naprta 08/02/2024 12:41

Lifestyle

"You got to fight for your right" to remain open!

Rob Kirby together with his wife and business partner Amber, just won a longstanding court case, at the highest possible instance in the Balearic Courts, after a year of appeals and mounting legal fees.

Mia Naprta 02/02/2024 10:21

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Sa Goleta in Palma

I stumbled upon this place by chance. It was lunchtime, I was getting hungry and so I spontaneously walked in to see what I could have.

Mia Naprta 30/01/2024 12:20

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Clandestino Cocktail Club

The bar has a cosy ambiance complemented by good music, contributing to its warm and welcoming vibe.

Mia Naprta 25/01/2024 15:34

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Door 13 in Palma

There is a different live band on every night, playing anything from swing to flamenco.

Mia Naprta 12/01/2024 09:31

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Santosha in Palma

Santosha's menu is focused on fresh, creative, and internationally influenced cuisine.

Mia Naprta 08/01/2024 10:04

Christmas 2023

Christmas Cocktail Hour: El Neo Tapas & Cocktails – Palma

The atmosphere of the bar complemented the innovative food and drink perfectly.

Mia Naprta 22/12/2023 11:56

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Sakana - Palmanova

I would say definitely give it a go if you love either sushi or South East Asian cuisine in general!

Mia Naprta 15/12/2023 08:55

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: BEATNIK Restaurant & Bar - Palma

Beatnik’s creative cocktail menu is a tribute to both traditional mixology and contemporary flavour innovation.

Mia Naprta 14/12/2023 11:40

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: St-Germain Spritz

St-Germain is a “premium French liqueur known for its delicate and floral flavour profile..."

Mia Naprta 10/12/2023 21:25