Where to Relax (and What to Eat) in Formentera – New York Times

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This Platja de Migjorn beach shack is sleepy Formentera at its finest. There’s reggae on the stereo and just a few tables, all shaded by a palm-frond awning and army netting that flutters in the breeze. A tiny kitchen turns out hamburgers and chicken skewers, along with cold beers and punchy gin-and-lemon cocktails. Patrons, meanwhile, get a view of the ombré shallows (and the barely clad swimmers enjoying them). Platja de Migjorn, west of Gecko Hotel & Beach Club.

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The mise-en-place for Catalan lobster at 10.7.

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A staircase at 10.7.

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10.7

A white rectangular box perched high above the striped umbrellas on the eastern end of Platja de Migjorn, this beach bar channels Ibiza-style glamour, with prices to match. The ceviche may not be fully authentic Spanish fare, but it’s perfectly citrusy and piquant, and pairs well with icy rosé. After a long lunch and a dip in the sea below, diners often return for sunset cocktails.

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Giorgio Armani’s former personal chef, the dashing Antonio D’Angelo, opened this trendy restaurant, which, with its artful amuse-bouches (e.g. octopus tempura with jalapeño mayo) and graphic, braided-rope furniture by Kettal, wouldn’t feel out of place in Manhattan. Standouts from the menu, which unites Italian and Japanese culinary techniques (D’Angelo is also the executive chef at Nobu Milan), include Wagyu beef wrapped in paper-thin ravioli with caramelized onions, and a succulent, charcoal-smoked bonito with artichoke that arrives billowing steam. Diners can sit ringside at the chef’s table, or choose a perch on the terrace and watch the yachts come and go.

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Decorative surfboards in El Pilar de la Mola.

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Sunbathers at Caló des Mort, in Formentera’s Migjorn area.

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SHOP

Balafia

In an airy space in Sant Francesc Xavier, this 12-year-old boutique stocks elegant, vacation-friendly clothes, accessories and furniture. Parisian textile designer Annie Barbaret and fellow French émigré Pascale Morel source them from small designers all over Europe, as well as from fair-trade enterprises in Rwanda and Bangladesh. Along with embroidered cotton tunics by Corsican label Mare di Latte, you’ll find brightly patterned Wayuu bags, women’s and children’s swimsuits and woven hammam towels. 011-34-659-397-181.

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Instead of the biweekly hippie market at El Pilar de la Mola, which lately offers more key chains and tourist T-shirts than artisanal crafts, visit this boutique in Sant Francesc Xavier. Run by Claudia Rossi Liacho, an Argentine woman who arrived in Formentera in the early 1980s, the shop is draped to the rafters with maximalist tribal cotton and silk textiles and accessories from Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, featuring floral block prints and needlepoint beasts and birds in vibrant pinks, greens and blues. It’s easy to lose hours happily rifling through the intricately embroidered and mirrored suzanis, camel blankets, caftans and colorful pompom bracelets. Avenida de Portossaler 13, Sant Francesc Xavier.


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Fishing for compliments? Curvy Katie Salmon makes waves in Ibiza as she goes TOPLESS during sun-soaked day of … – Daily Mail

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In March 2016 she caused widespread shockwaves when she flashed her breasts at vying cameras during a boozy day at the Cheltenham races.

And Katie Salmon continued to court the limelight as she opted to go topless during a paddleboard expedition in Ibiza on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Love Island alum showed off her enhanced assets wearing nothing but a pair of thong bikini bottoms.

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Giving Orlando Bloom a run for his money! Katie Salmon continued to court the limelight as she opted to go topless during a paddleboard expedition in Ibiza on Tuesday

Giving Orlando Bloom a run for his money! Katie Salmon continued to court the limelight as she opted to go topless during a paddleboard expedition in Ibiza on Tuesday

Giving Orlando Bloom a run for his money! Katie Salmon continued to court the limelight as she opted to go topless during a paddleboard expedition in Ibiza on Tuesday

Showing off her slender midriff, Katie slipped her  curves into a black string bikini, before whipping it off- presumably in an attempt to get an even tan. 

Making the most of her shapely pins and toned posterior, she teamed it with a pair of low-cut string thong bottoms, accessorising with a pair of oversized shades. 

Strolling along the beach, she ensured she turned heads with her outgoing display, before opting for some watersports fun.  

Making a splash! The 21-year-old Love Island alum showed off her enhanced assets wearing nothing but a pair of thong bikini bottoms

Making a splash! The 21-year-old Love Island alum showed off her enhanced assets wearing nothing but a pair of thong bikini bottoms

Turning heads! She ensured she sent pulses racing in the skimpy ensemble

Turning heads! She ensured she sent pulses racing in the skimpy ensemble

Making a splash! The 21-year-old Love Island alum showed off her enhanced assets wearing nothing but a pair of thong bikini bottoms

Showing off her slender midriff, Katie slipped her curves into a black string bikini, before whipping it off- presumably in an attempt to get an even tan

Showing off her slender midriff, Katie slipped her curves into a black string bikini, before whipping it off- presumably in an attempt to get an even tan

Showing off her slender midriff, Katie slipped her curves into a black string bikini, before whipping it off- presumably in an attempt to get an even tan

Minuscule: Making the most of her shapely pins and toned posterior, she teamed the top with a pair of low-cut string thong bottoms, accessorising with a pair of oversized shades

Minuscule: Making the most of her shapely pins and toned posterior, she teamed the top with a pair of low-cut string thong bottoms, accessorising with a pair of oversized shades

Minuscule: Making the most of her shapely pins and toned posterior, she teamed the top with a pair of low-cut string thong bottoms, accessorising with a pair of oversized shades

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Jumping on a paddleboard, in a move vaguely reminiscent to Orlando Bloom going free of swimwear as he paddled through the sea with Katy Perry last year, she made a show of going topless as she enjoyed the clear waters.

She was joined by pal India Jennings, frolicking in the sea together as they enjoyed the autumnal sunshine in the Mediterranean. 

Last year, Katie rose to notoriety back in March when she flashed her breasts at cameras while standing in a £700-a-head box alongside a bevvy of footballers.

Clad in a racy gown she bared her skin in a move which shocked the public and fellow racegoers.

Katie however defiantly defended her move by penning an impassioned message to her haters on Facebook.

For the likes: Jumping on a paddleboard she made a show of going topless with her pal

For the likes: Jumping on a paddleboard she made a show of going topless with her pal

For the likes: Jumping on a paddleboard she made a show of going topless with her pal

Risky: She opted to go free of swimwear in a move vaguely reminiscent to Orlando Bloom going free of swimwear as he paddled through the sea with Katy Perry last year

Risky: She opted to go free of swimwear in a move vaguely reminiscent to Orlando Bloom going free of swimwear as he paddled through the sea with Katy Perry last year

Risky: She opted to go free of swimwear in a move vaguely reminiscent to Orlando Bloom going free of swimwear as he paddled through the sea with Katy Perry last year

Fun in the sun! She was joined by pal India Jennings, frolicking in the sea together as they enjoyed the autumnal sunshine in the Mediterranean

Fun in the sun! She was joined by pal India Jennings, frolicking in the sea together as they enjoyed the autumnal sunshine in the Mediterranean

Fun in the sun! She was joined by pal India Jennings, frolicking in the sea together as they enjoyed the autumnal sunshine in the Mediterranean

She wrote: ‘I love how people are making out a nipple is the end of the world. We were drunk … being young girls having fun. I apologise if I offended anybody, but really, have you guys not seen a nipple before?’

She then found further fame on Love Island 2016, where she enjoyed a brief flirtation with model Sophie Gradon before coupling with Northern Irish wrestler Adam Maxted.

She impressed Love Island producers with her fiery nature and headline-grabbing antics during her stint on the show.

 Angles: She posed up a storm as she let her pal go about the task of navigating their way through the sea

 Angles: She posed up a storm as she let her pal go about the task of navigating their way through the sea

 Angles: She posed up a storm as she let her pal go about the task of navigating their way through the sea

Just chilling: Her pal showed off her toned midriff in an aubergine-coloured cropped top and thong

Just chilling: Her pal showed off her toned midriff in an aubergine-coloured cropped top and thong

Just chilling: Her pal showed off her toned midriff in an aubergine-coloured cropped top and thong

Famously, the glamour model was embroiled in a love triangle after catching the eye of Sophie – who was already coupled up with Welsh hunk Tom Powell 

She was left heartbroken after bravely coming out as bisexual on national television, only for Sophie to dump her and deny she had romantic feelings for her.

Katie and Adam finished in fourth place but their connection never blossomed into romance, with things fizzling out when the cameras stopped rolling. 

Hilarious: They larked around on the board, with her pal poking her posterior with the paddle

Hilarious: They larked around on the board, with her pal poking her posterior with the paddle

Hilarious: They larked around on the board, with her pal poking her posterior with the paddle

A friend in need: She was joined on the paddle board by pal India Jennings, who underwent the difficult task of fastening her bottoms

A friend in need: She was joined on the paddle board by pal India Jennings, who underwent the difficult task of fastening her bottoms

A friend in need: She was joined on the paddle board by pal India Jennings, who underwent the difficult task of fastening her bottoms

Courting the limelight: Last year, Katie rose to notoriety back in March when she flashed her breasts at cameras while standing in a £700-a-head box alongside a bevvy of footballers

Courting the limelight: Last year, Katie rose to notoriety back in March when she flashed her breasts at cameras while standing in a £700-a-head box alongside a bevvy of footballers

Courting the limelight: Last year, Katie rose to notoriety back in March when she flashed her breasts at cameras while standing in a £700-a-head box alongside a bevvy of footballers

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Ibiza Ice relaunched into on-trade with new look – Bar Magazine

Sparkling fruit wine drink Ibiza Ice has been relaunched into the on-trade with a new look, aiming to tap into a burgeoning market for fruit wine in Britain.

Made with all-natural ingredients, Ibiza Ice is a blend of Austrian mountain spring water and fruit wine made from apples and pears, with ABV of 5.5%.

Originally launched in 2009, it was repackaged for relaunch at the start of this year and is now available to the on-trade through suppliers Venus, HT & Co Drinks and HB Clark.

The names of the two variants in the range remain the same: White Isle with lychee, lime and watermelon and Sunset with pomegranate.

With a revamped design, the two variants come in sustainable 330ml aluminium bottles that are 100% recyclable and shatter-proof, with a ring-pull cap.

Ibiza Ice is made 100% with natural ingredients and no artificial preservatives or refined sugar, aiming to set itself apart from sugar-laden and artificially flavoured fruit-infused grape wines. Both contain 62 calories per 100ml.

Richard Horwell, founder of Ibiza Ice, said: “Our mission at Ibiza Ice is to meet demand for an innovative, all-natural, honest alcoholic beverage that fits into a balanced lifestyle as consumers become more conscious about what they are drinking.

“We are shaking up the fruit wine category with the world’s first range of sparkling fruit wine – this is a burgeoning market, which is yet to experience the same premiumisation as other wines.

“Our recyclable aluminium bottles are shatterproof, making a great choice for bars, restaurants and events. What is more, the possibility of drink spiking is significantly reduced as the drinks can be enjoyed straight from the bottle.

“With a naturally lower ABV of 5.5%, we promote socially responsible drinking and hope to introduce to new drinkers to the wine category as well as those who currently enjoy prosecco, fruit wine and fruit ciders.”

Hungry pranksters demand Ibiza holidaymaker brings them a ‘Pizza Hut meat feast with garlic dip’ if he wants his … – Daily Mail

Two Britons working on the party island of Ibiza decided to make the most of finding a fellow countryman’s mobile phone after he lost it at a club – by holding it for ransom in exchange for pizza.

Reiss White and Kelly-Anne Philipp, both seasonal workers on Ibiza, discovered a lost mobile phone in the world’s largest nightclub, Privilege Ibiza.

They were able to make contact with the owner, Adam Fleming from Birmingham, and agreed to return the phone the following day, if he brought them a meal from Pizza Hut.

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair, and that the phone would ‘lose a button’ if he went to a cheaper takeaway.

When Mr Fleming tried to barter – offering onion rings instead – they sent a photo of the phone dangling precariously over a toilet to show they meant business.

However, the tale had a happy ending, with the pranksters returning the phone and Mr Fleming gratefully handing over a pizza as thanks for them finding and giving it back. 

Now back on home soil, Mr Fleming has commended the pair for their creativity and admits he was just glad it didn’t get into the hands of thieves.

Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, said: ‘We were at Privilege and Kelly-Anne found the phone when it started ringing.

Reiss White, pictured left and right with Kelly-Anne Philipp, found the phone in a nightclub on the Spanish party island of Ibiza and demanded pizza in exchange for its safe return

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

‘She answered it and it was the guy’s friend so we got his number and was texting the guy on that phone.

‘She kept the lost phone safe while we carried on partying and we agreed to meet the guy after his boat party.

‘After a while, we thought ‘let’s have a bit of fun here’. We were heading to a takeaway anyway because it was that time of the night, around 3am, so we told him to pick us up a pizza.’

The original ransom text read: ‘So you have two options: At the minute your phone is in one piece.

‘If you want you want [sic] it to stay that way you will have to make your way to Pizza Hut where you will order a meat feast pizza – not a slice, the whole pizza – with garlic dip and BBQ dip and 18 chicken rocks!

‘You will bring it to a location that I will send you at 21.30. You will then have 15 minutes to bring to the location.

‘If for any reason you are one minute late the phone will be sold to a looky kooky [sic] man for a score.

‘If you think you can cut corners and save money by going to Kebab Star, little miss Samsung will be losing a button.

‘Threats’: The pranksters demanded a pizza and fried chicken in exchange for the phone, and threatened to drop it into a toilet

‘I suggest you comply with the rules if you want to see your sh***y little d*** pics again. I will now send you pictures to show you that this is not a joke.’

The duo then mocked up an image of the phone tied to a chair while the two of them and a pal held a knife to it, covering their faces with makeshift masks and hats.

Mr White said: ‘In the end, he asked us to give him the pin for his card in his phone. We told him we were only joking but he did it anyway.

‘He was laughing as well and I think he just appreciated that we’d not just stolen the phone.

‘He bought us a 14inch Meat Feast pizza and came to meet us with a friend.

‘Once he’d got his phone I think he went back to the hotel and we didn’t see him again.

‘I’m certain he saw the funny side because he was laughing as he approached us and he was just happy it had been returned. It was just a bit of banter.

‘We always enjoy a mess-about on nights out.’

As the young men returned home, they discovered they lived just 20 minutes away from each other in Birmingham.

Mr Fleming, a business development manager, has admitted the two friends were ‘really funny and nice about it’ and claims after seeing his mobile was safe, he wanted to ‘give them credit for their creativity’.

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Mr Fleming, 26, said: ‘It was a bit weird at first. When the messages started to come in I thought it was a bit odd and it didn’t look good but I was laughing the whole time.

‘I had come to terms with losing my phone but when I saw my phone being held for ransom I wanted to give them credit for their creativity.

‘I told them I would get them a pizza for getting my phone back to me. It is a good job I’ve got a good sense of humour.

‘There was a bit of worry at first because you can’t be too careful but we were just laughing and thinking, ‘this has to be a joke.’

‘They asked for a picture to finish the story and I said you can do whatever you want with it [the picture] as long as I get my phone back. I really needed it.’

Mr Fleming claims he was just thankful to have his phone back in his hands as priceless holiday snaps were saved on it. He believes buying takeaway for the brazen bunch was a small price to pay for the safe return of his Samsung.

He said: ‘They are life savers, I have all of my holiday pictures on there. It would have been a bit s**t to lose it.

‘They were really funny and nice about it. I couldn’t really complain. I was lucky it got into their hands and not a**eholes.’

Hungry pranksters demand Ibiza holidaymaker brings them a ‘Pizza Hut meat feast with garlic dip’ if he wants his … – Daily Mail

Two Britons working on the party island of Ibiza decided to make the most of finding a fellow countryman’s mobile phone after he lost it at a club – by holding it for ransom in exchange for pizza.

Reiss White and Kelly-Anne Philipp, both seasonal workers on Ibiza, discovered a lost mobile phone in the world’s largest nightclub, Privilege Ibiza.

They were able to make contact with the owner, Adam Fleming from Birmingham, and agreed to return the phone the following day, if he brought them a meal from Pizza Hut.

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair, and that the phone would ‘lose a button’ if he went to a cheaper takeaway.

When Mr Fleming tried to barter – offering onion rings instead – they sent a photo of the phone dangling precariously over a toilet to show they meant business.

However, the tale had a happy ending, with the pranksters returning the phone and Mr Fleming gratefully handing over a pizza as thanks for them finding and giving it back. 

Now back on home soil, Mr Fleming has commended the pair for their creativity and admits he was just glad it didn’t get into the hands of thieves.

Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, said: ‘We were at Privilege and Kelly-Anne found the phone when it started ringing.

Reiss White, pictured left and right with Kelly-Anne Philipp, found the phone in a nightclub on the Spanish party island of Ibiza and demanded pizza in exchange for its safe return

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

‘She answered it and it was the guy’s friend so we got his number and was texting the guy on that phone.

‘She kept the lost phone safe while we carried on partying and we agreed to meet the guy after his boat party.

‘After a while, we thought ‘let’s have a bit of fun here’. We were heading to a takeaway anyway because it was that time of the night, around 3am, so we told him to pick us up a pizza.’

The original ransom text read: ‘So you have two options: At the minute your phone is in one piece.

‘If you want you want [sic] it to stay that way you will have to make your way to Pizza Hut where you will order a meat feast pizza – not a slice, the whole pizza – with garlic dip and BBQ dip and 18 chicken rocks!

‘You will bring it to a location that I will send you at 21.30. You will then have 15 minutes to bring to the location.

‘If for any reason you are one minute late the phone will be sold to a looky kooky [sic] man for a score.

‘If you think you can cut corners and save money by going to Kebab Star, little miss Samsung will be losing a button.

‘Threats’: The pranksters demanded a pizza and fried chicken in exchange for the phone, and threatened to drop it into a toilet

‘I suggest you comply with the rules if you want to see your sh***y little d*** pics again. I will now send you pictures to show you that this is not a joke.’

The duo then mocked up an image of the phone tied to a chair while the two of them and a pal held a knife to it, covering their faces with makeshift masks and hats.

Mr White said: ‘In the end, he asked us to give him the pin for his card in his phone. We told him we were only joking but he did it anyway.

‘He was laughing as well and I think he just appreciated that we’d not just stolen the phone.

‘He bought us a 14inch Meat Feast pizza and came to meet us with a friend.

‘Once he’d got his phone I think he went back to the hotel and we didn’t see him again.

‘I’m certain he saw the funny side because he was laughing as he approached us and he was just happy it had been returned. It was just a bit of banter.

‘We always enjoy a mess-about on nights out.’

As the young men returned home, they discovered they lived just 20 minutes away from each other in Birmingham.

Mr Fleming, a business development manager, has admitted the two friends were ‘really funny and nice about it’ and claims after seeing his mobile was safe, he wanted to ‘give them credit for their creativity’.

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Mr Fleming, 26, said: ‘It was a bit weird at first. When the messages started to come in I thought it was a bit odd and it didn’t look good but I was laughing the whole time.

‘I had come to terms with losing my phone but when I saw my phone being held for ransom I wanted to give them credit for their creativity.

‘I told them I would get them a pizza for getting my phone back to me. It is a good job I’ve got a good sense of humour.

‘There was a bit of worry at first because you can’t be too careful but we were just laughing and thinking, ‘this has to be a joke.’

‘They asked for a picture to finish the story and I said you can do whatever you want with it [the picture] as long as I get my phone back. I really needed it.’

Mr Fleming claims he was just thankful to have his phone back in his hands as priceless holiday snaps were saved on it. He believes buying takeaway for the brazen bunch was a small price to pay for the safe return of his Samsung.

He said: ‘They are life savers, I have all of my holiday pictures on there. It would have been a bit s**t to lose it.

‘They were really funny and nice about it. I couldn’t really complain. I was lucky it got into their hands and not a**eholes.’

Hungry pranksters demand Ibiza holidaymaker brings them a ‘Pizza Hut meat feast with garlic dip’ if he wants his … – Daily Mail

Two Britons working on the party island of Ibiza decided to make the most of finding a fellow countryman’s mobile phone after he lost it at a club – by holding it for ransom in exchange for pizza.

Reiss White and Kelly-Anne Philipp, both seasonal workers on Ibiza, discovered a lost mobile phone in the world’s largest nightclub, Privilege Ibiza.

They were able to make contact with the owner, Adam Fleming from Birmingham, and agreed to return the phone the following day, if he brought them a meal from Pizza Hut.

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

Happy ending: Finder Reiss White returns the phone to Adam Fleming in exchange for pizza 

The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair, and that the phone would ‘lose a button’ if he went to a cheaper takeaway.

When Mr Fleming tried to barter – offering onion rings instead – they sent a photo of the phone dangling precariously over a toilet to show they meant business.

However, the tale had a happy ending, with the pranksters returning the phone and Mr Fleming gratefully handing over a pizza as thanks for them finding and giving it back. 

Now back on home soil, Mr Fleming has commended the pair for their creativity and admits he was just glad it didn’t get into the hands of thieves.

Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, said: ‘We were at Privilege and Kelly-Anne found the phone when it started ringing.

Reiss White, pictured left and right with Kelly-Anne Philipp, found the phone in a nightclub on the Spanish party island of Ibiza and demanded pizza in exchange for its safe return

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

Jokers: The pair even included a series of warnings, including a funny snap of the mobile phone tied to a chair

‘She answered it and it was the guy’s friend so we got his number and was texting the guy on that phone.

‘She kept the lost phone safe while we carried on partying and we agreed to meet the guy after his boat party.

‘After a while, we thought ‘let’s have a bit of fun here’. We were heading to a takeaway anyway because it was that time of the night, around 3am, so we told him to pick us up a pizza.’

The original ransom text read: ‘So you have two options: At the minute your phone is in one piece.

‘If you want you want [sic] it to stay that way you will have to make your way to Pizza Hut where you will order a meat feast pizza – not a slice, the whole pizza – with garlic dip and BBQ dip and 18 chicken rocks!

‘You will bring it to a location that I will send you at 21.30. You will then have 15 minutes to bring to the location.

‘If for any reason you are one minute late the phone will be sold to a looky kooky [sic] man for a score.

‘If you think you can cut corners and save money by going to Kebab Star, little miss Samsung will be losing a button.

‘Threats’: The pranksters demanded a pizza and fried chicken in exchange for the phone, and threatened to drop it into a toilet

‘I suggest you comply with the rules if you want to see your sh***y little d*** pics again. I will now send you pictures to show you that this is not a joke.’

The duo then mocked up an image of the phone tied to a chair while the two of them and a pal held a knife to it, covering their faces with makeshift masks and hats.

Mr White said: ‘In the end, he asked us to give him the pin for his card in his phone. We told him we were only joking but he did it anyway.

‘He was laughing as well and I think he just appreciated that we’d not just stolen the phone.

‘He bought us a 14inch Meat Feast pizza and came to meet us with a friend.

‘Once he’d got his phone I think he went back to the hotel and we didn’t see him again.

‘I’m certain he saw the funny side because he was laughing as he approached us and he was just happy it had been returned. It was just a bit of banter.

‘We always enjoy a mess-about on nights out.’

As the young men returned home, they discovered they lived just 20 minutes away from each other in Birmingham.

Mr Fleming, a business development manager, has admitted the two friends were ‘really funny and nice about it’ and claims after seeing his mobile was safe, he wanted to ‘give them credit for their creativity’.

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Prankster: Mr White, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, found out he only lived 20 minutes away from Mr Fleming back home in Britain

Mr Fleming, 26, said: ‘It was a bit weird at first. When the messages started to come in I thought it was a bit odd and it didn’t look good but I was laughing the whole time.

‘I had come to terms with losing my phone but when I saw my phone being held for ransom I wanted to give them credit for their creativity.

‘I told them I would get them a pizza for getting my phone back to me. It is a good job I’ve got a good sense of humour.

‘There was a bit of worry at first because you can’t be too careful but we were just laughing and thinking, ‘this has to be a joke.’

‘They asked for a picture to finish the story and I said you can do whatever you want with it [the picture] as long as I get my phone back. I really needed it.’

Mr Fleming claims he was just thankful to have his phone back in his hands as priceless holiday snaps were saved on it. He believes buying takeaway for the brazen bunch was a small price to pay for the safe return of his Samsung.

He said: ‘They are life savers, I have all of my holiday pictures on there. It would have been a bit s**t to lose it.

‘They were really funny and nice about it. I couldn’t really complain. I was lucky it got into their hands and not a**eholes.’

Watch: Conor McGregor’s Entire Interview With Caroline Pearce In Glasgow Has Been Released – Pundit Arena

Last month, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor sat down with Caroline Pearce in front of a packed house at the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow for his first really in-depth interview post-MayMac.

Reports from various MMA media outlets have since revealed many of the most significant quotes from the interview, but on Friday the event’s promoters released McGregor’s entire hour-long chat with Pearce to YouTube.

On August 26th, McGregor made his professional boxing debut against the 49-0 former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Junior. The Irishman predictably succumbed to a stoppage defeat, but not before entering a far more competitive showing than had been forecast by most knowledgeable observers and lasting into the tenth round. This fight, which resulted in the biggest payday of McGregor’s combat sports career, was obviously a major talking point during the interview.

Most noteworthy within this context was the fact that McGregor kept returning to the topic of referee Robert Byrd and his handling of the contest throughout the conversation.

“Even when Robert Byrd came into the changing room to give me the rules, I was looking to engage and he wouldn’t even look at me,” said McGregor. “He was like, ‘Who’s your head coach?’”

“The first thing he said was, ‘Look, I’m not here to wrestle and grapple with you guys.’ I just kept my mouth quiet because the fight was 20 minutes away. Out he walks. I just went over to John [Kavanagh] and was like, ‘Why is he after saying [that]? Why is he even talking like that? I’m here as a boxer tonight.’

“I’m after giving this rule-set so much respect and so much time to study these rules and learn these rules. And straight off the bat he is giving me that kind of energy. And then he did fucking wrestle and grapple me. Anytime we got tied up he grabbed me by the head and… he threw me half way across the ring in that ninth round.”

“All these things start playing on my mind and I start watching [the fight] back under a different lens and start thinking I got the hard end of the stick,” added ‘The Notorious’ one.

Interestingly, many in the boxing community were also critical of Byrd, but they argued that he had been too lenient towards McGregor and allowed the MMA star to get away with frequent rabbit punches.

McGregor also chatted with Pearce about his future options, his time in Ibiza after the Mayweather fight and more, all while enjoying some vitamin C-packed vodka and orange juice.

You can watch ‘An Evening with Conor McGregor’ below…

Meet the expat entrepreneurs mixing business with pleasure in Ibiza – The Times

The summer may be over, but for a growing number of Britons on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, the party certainly isn’t. A steady stream of families is deciding to stay on for the long term, attracted by the promise of a laid-back lifestyle that has you wafting between yoga classes and sunset barbecues and raising your children free-range in fincas, while setting up your own creative business.

Louise Maxwell at home
Louise Maxwell at home

The fashion stylist Gemma Sheppard says she took a “calculated risk” when she moved her family from Nottinghamshire to Ibiza. They loved spending the summers there, but three years ago her downtime was interrupted by an urgent call to dress the celebrities for a judge’s house on The X Factor. She sourced outfits in the island’s shops,…