A week in the life of a busy Rustic Escapes´ConciergeTracy Ibberson
I love this job! What a busy week I have had. I started by accompanying our Spanish local expert concierge, Eduardo , as he taught Susan to make her own paella on the terrace of our Rustic Escape, Partida de la Mar in Almassera, Valencia. The next day saw me jetting off to Spring Cottage in Amberley, West Sussex, where I concierged our first ´I love Antiques´Escape. We visited all sorts of local antique and vintage shops along with Katie and Ollie, who share our love of ´antiquing´; I bought some fabulous pieces for our new Rustic Escape in Ibiza, a vintage table and benches and a two hundred year old cart for the kitchen garden we are planting. Then it was off to Horsham to accompany Joanna to a cookery demonstration where we learnt to make pastries and tarts and make the most of local fresh, seasonal produce, learning to prepare a delicious leek and potato pie and fresh asparagus and ham. Then, the very next day I caught the early flight back to Valencia in time to enjoy a concert in the local village where they are celebrating their fiestas, which signal the start of the harvest…dates, grapes and oranges. The lovely blue skies of Valencia were a welcome contrast to the grey of Sussex . I love my new job!