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 - Instagram: @mianaprta

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Superfood Garden - Palmanova

Since I first went there a couple of months ago, it has become my weekly “go to” place - alone, with friends or work colleagues.

Mia Naprta 21/03/2023 10:47

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: SiSo Beach – Palmanova

...a spacious trendy terrace in the Son Maties corner of Palmanova.

Mia Naprta 17/03/2023 12:14

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Duke in Santa Catalina

This week we try a popular spot in the heart of trendy Santa Catalina neighbourhood.

Mia Naprta 06/03/2023 15:11

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Nova del Mar, Port Calanova

Aside from the regular drinks menu, they often have a “cocktail of the week".

Mia Naprta 03/03/2023 13:07

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: No11 in Puerto Andratx

This week we had delicious tapas, pinxos and cocktails in a picturesque port.

Mia Naprta 27/02/2023 16:03

Food and drink

Eating Out in Mallorca: Modi in Santa Catalina

This place was truly special and I will definitely be back!

Mia Naprta 09/02/2023 13:24

Food and drink

Eating Out in Mallorca: La Vieja, Palma

La Vieja has an urban feel, with some spectacular graffiti...

Mia Naprta 06/02/2023 22:34

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Brassclub, Passeig de Mallorca

We noted a flyer for live jazz on Sundays, so we decided that we would be back soon to try some more cocktails and enjoy the music.

Mia Naprta 06/02/2023 13:06

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Brutal, Santa Catalina

Overall, I loved the place, the vibe (Marvin Gay and alike played in the background), and the tapas!

Mia Naprta 17/01/2023 19:53

Food and drink

Eating Out in Mallorca: SABA @ Kimpton Aysla, Santa Ponsa

The octopus was melt-in-your-mouth soft and went really well with the greens, altogether seasoned with spicy lime.

Mia Naprta 17/01/2023 14:00

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Aromata, Jaume lll

At 32 euros for three courses, Aromata was at the top end of the price range for this kind of a meal.

Mia Naprta 08/01/2023 10:00

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Morokko, Jaume lll

Bloody Mary was apparently invented a hundred years ago by a French bartender named Fernand Petiotin at the New York Bar in Paris.

Mia Naprta 07/01/2023 18:13

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Eating Out in Mallorca: Spot Mallorca, Santa Catalina

“I don't want places that are fashionable or that become fashionable. I just want people to like them!"

Mia Naprta 02/01/2023 19:54

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Izizi Nunnak, Portixol

As Paula passed over each drink with a quick flash of a gas lighter, I asked why this is done and she told me that it gets rid of the excess air bubbles.

Mia Naprta 02/01/2023 18:53

Food and drink

Eating Out in Mallorca: Bacan, Jaume III

Bacan is a family business that sprung to life in the middle of COVID.

Mia Naprta 02/01/2023 15:40

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Iroko, Palmanova

Iroko “draws inspiration from the tropical forests of Japan” and “features an extensive list of cocktails made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients”.

Mia Naprta 28/12/2022 11:05