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GOLDEN MILE Townhouse in Lomas Pueblo, a stroll to the beach. Ref. ES9806

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Fantastically priced! Boasting fantastic sea views and occupying a 2000 m2 plot in the upper part of the most exclusive gated community in Marbella, a majestic villa that offers comfort and luxury living at its best. Built in a classical style with high quality materials and fantastically decorated throughout, this magnificent home comprises an impressive

double height entrance hall with a double staircase, large reception areas, ample terraces with exceptional sea views and spacious main suites. Further features include a bar, bodega, fully fitted gym, steam room, separate staff quarter. 8 beds, 6 baths. Built 1.288 m2, plot 2.001 m2 . E&V ID: W-01LJVZ. Price: 3.750.000 €.

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Unique opportunity! One of the most impressive residences on the Golden Mile, situated close to the famous Marbella Club Hotel and the beach. Set on a large, very private plot of 2.644 m2, this prestigious home with over 794 m2 of living area offers luxurious modern living in the absolutely best location of Marbella. A beautiful scenario of marvelous gardens, with a

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spectacular fountain and a large swimming pool, welcomes you into an oasis of tranquility just meters away from all the amenities. Modern, classic style with large reception rooms, ample bedroom suites and a separate guest house. Sea views from the upper floor. 6 beds, 6 baths. Built 794 m2, plot 2.644 m2. E&V ID: W-028ZG1. Price: 3.100.000 €.

Office Marbella Golden Mile: 952 86 84 06 · www.engelvoelkers.com/MarbellaAndEast


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Marbella has earned itself an international reputation as one of the leading golf destinations in the world. To live within close proximity of such a feature adds an understandable quality of life and value to real estate, ensuring beautiful views, space, exclusivity and of course easy access for lovers of the sport. Diana Morales Properties has an extensive selection of luxury villas and apartments for sale in the most sought after locations in Marbella and surrounding areas. For advice on any of your real estate needs please contact us

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Aloha Golf: Fantastically priced villa, beautiful contemporary style, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the whole Golf Valley towards the sea. Situated in a cul-de-sac providing full privacy and high qualities throughout. 4 beds, 5 baths. Built 496 m², plot 796 m². E&V ID: W-028LE9. Price: 1.650.000 €. Tel.: 952 85 98 60.

Frontline Golf Río Real: Stunning villa overlooking the beautiful golf course and the lake towards the sea. Modern contemporary design with double height ceilings. 4 beds, 4 baths. Built 453 m2, plot 2.938 m2. E&V ID: W-028GFE. Price: 1.845.000 €. Tel.: 952 83 20 40.

El Rosario: Newly built designer villa with breathtaking panoramic sea views offering contemporary style at its best. Highest qualities and all desirable amenities. 5 beds, 5 baths. Built 637 m2, plot 1.411 m2. E&V ID: W-0272ZN. Price: 2.500.000 €. Tel.: 952 83 20 40.

Beachfront Marbesa: A rare opportunity! Modern beachfront villa with beautiful sea views in a small exclusive community with direct beach access. 3 beds, 3 baths. Living area 124 m2, terrace 20 m2. E&V ID: W-026V2K. Price: 895.000 €. Tel.: 952 83 55 80.

Frontline Golf Los Naranjos: Exceptional apartment with golf views and fantastic reception areas. 24h security, 2 pools, sauna, gym, 2 squash courts. 3 beds, 3 baths. Living area 172 m2, terrace 90 m2. E&V ID: W-0269I3. Price: 790.000 €. Tel.: 952 85 98 60.

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Altos de Elviria: Spectacular, large mansion in a contemporary style set on a 12.308 m2 plot and enjoying the most sensational sea and mountain views. Infinity pool, pool house and bar, sauna, cinema, guest apartment. 6 beds, 7 baths. Built 1.133 m2, plot 12.308 m2. E&V ID: W-026WBJ. Price: 6.950.000 €. Tel.: 952 83 55 80.

Sierra Blanca: Opportunity! Set in the highest position in Sierra Blanca, this villa offers the best sea views and absolute privacy. Separate guest apartment. 5 beds, 5 baths. Built 850 m², plot 2.002 m². E&V ID: W-0237P0. Price: 2.950.000 €. Tel.: 952 86 84 06.

Sierra Blanca: Fantastically priced! The best priced villa in classical style with fantastic panoramic sea views in an exclusive gated community. 3 beds, 3 baths. Built 488 m2, plot 1.233 m2. E&V ID: W-01EV21. Price: 2.100.000 €. Tel.: 952 86 84 06.

Cascada de Camoján - Imara: Fantastic sea views! Immaculate penthouse built on one level in one of the most contemporary developments in Marbella. 3 beds, 4 baths. Living area 226 m2, terrace 144 m2. E&V ID: W-021M8H. Price: 1.750.000 €. Tel.: 952 86 84 06.

Marbella Hill Club: Breathtaking sea views! A beautiful small villa, very chic and stylish, designed and decorated by a renowned interior architect in Marbella. 3 beds, 2 baths. Living area 148 m2, terrace 100 m2. E&V ID: W-01HB7X. Price: 795.000 €. Tel.: 952 86 84 06.

Office Puerto Banús: 952 85 98 60 · Office Marbella: 952 86 84 06 www.engelvoelkers.com/MarbellaAndEast


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service marinas of Puerto Banús and its very own relaxing private spas and wellness facilities. Located in a privileged position above the village of Benahavis, renowned for its gastronomic restaurants, this 24/7 guarded development offers security and safety as well as onsite concierge services. In addition, the clubhouse including restaurant, spa, and gym is only a few steps away.

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contents the trend Cinema 42

Adolescent Films 44 Music News 46

Books for Young Adults 48

Virtual Reality Arcades on the Coast 50 The Aston Martin DB11 52

the focus

Career Programmes at the Coast’s International Schools 58 Youth Activities on the Coast 66 Youth Culture Then & Now 72 Top YouTubers 74 DM Property’s Market Report 78

the style A Villa in Paradise by Marbella Estates 86 Washable Rugs by Lorena Canals 94 Fashion by Bimba y Lola 96 Fashion News 104

the spa Pigments 108 Nail Trends 110 New Diet Trends 114

the pro 120 Enterprise 130 Business Profile: ACOOLA 132 Business Profile: ABN AMRO Bank 134 Legalities Concerning Communities 136 Foreigner Comes to Marbella 138 The Vibe

the leisure 148 Youth Travel Trends 156 The Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel

the gourmet 161 Zozoï 163 M10 164 Food News 166 Lorenzo Otterburn of Metro Group 168 Wine: Palacio de Fefiñanes

the guide 170 Listings 181 Pet News 182 What’s On 184 Stars for June 186 From the Mouth of Babes: Summer Camps

Health News 116 The HPV Virus 118

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COVERS THE COAST With In-Room Hotel Copies

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Featuring several unique editions, where the hotels involved have their own personalised front covers and additional pages, currently, more than 20 of the Coast’s most prestigious hotels display the magazine in their rooms. These comprise Marbella Club, Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, Hotel Finca Cortesin Golf & Spa, Villa Padierna Palace, Almenara Hotel, Kempinski Bahía Estepona, Gran Meliá Don Pepe, Hotel Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort, Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar, Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa Reserva del Higuerón, among others.

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w the trend READING MUSIC FILMS GADGETS MOTORING TRENDS

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The Aston Martin DB11

IT’S SUMMER ON THE COAST AND, FINALLY, WE HAVE SOME FREE TIME TO CATCH UP ON THE LATEST CINEMATIC RELEASES, FORTHCOMING LIVE CONCERTS AND BEST-SELLERS. IF YOU FEEL LIKE AN ADRENALIN RUSH, TAKE THE NEW ASTON MARTIN DB11 FOR A TEST DRIVE.

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» DIRECTOR Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) » GENRE Drama/Western » ACTORS Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell

The Beguiled

A wounded Union soldier during the American Civil War is brought back to health by a Confederate girls’ boarding school. However, he starts to become involved with the women in the school, which doesn’t sit well with some of the girls or their domineering headmistress (played to perfection by Nicole Kidman). The story delves into repressed sexuality, envy and vengeance. It is based on the book by same name by Thomas Cullinan and is a remake of the 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood.

» DIRECTOR Aisling Walsh (The Daisy Chain) » ACTORS Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins

Maudie

This is the true story of Maud Lewis, a young Nova Scotia artist who battles juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and manages to become one of Canada’s most beloved painters. It highlights the special friendship built between Maud and Everett, the young man who initially hires her as a maid.

» DIRECTOR Alex Kurtzman (Bodies, Rest & Motion) » ACTORS Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

The Mummy

This horror/action/adventure film starring none other than Tom Cruise is one of the most hotly awaited of the season. It is the story of a beautiful Egyptian mummy which used to belong to a princess whose destiny was cruelly taken from her. A military entourage resolves to take the mummy to London, but it wakes up mid-flight and doles out its vengeance in unimaginable ways.

» DIRECTOR Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) » ACTORS Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

Baywatch

If you were a big fan of David Hasselhoff’s perm and Pamela Anderson’s red swimsuit, you should definitely make your way to the cinema for this comedy, which pays homage to one of the most famous series in American TV history. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson heads a gorgeous team of actors who play lifeguards who compete, fall in love and save a bevy of drowning folk.

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t u o b A d n a r o F s m l i F t Bes Youth is a unique time of our lives in which we are at our creative best… it can also be a trying and difficult phase, however, as we struggle to overcome obstacles (race, gender, economic backgrounds), find our passion, face issues such as bullying and harassment, and survive heartbreak. If you are feeling nostalgic for this special time in your life and you’d like to feel the fire in your belly rage once again, travel back in time with these top films, compiled by Marisa Cutillas REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (NICHOLAS RAY, 1955)

James Dean at his sexiest, Sal Mineo at his most vulnerable, Natalie Wood at her most defiant. This film is a last cry against the excessive parental control and false morality that dominated parenting styles in the 1950s. It is also a timeless tale of the outcast who doesn’t fit in and doesn’t want to, and is forced to pay a terribly high price for his individuality. Dean plays a ‘troublesome’ teen who arrives in a new town, making friends with a disturbed young boy and falling for a girl whose boyfriend is a menacing bully. The film focuses on the fickle nature of justice and on a small group of sentimental teens who become victims of the mob mentality.

GREASE (RANDAL KLEISER, 1978)

This age-old story about nerdy girl and cool dude stirred our emotions, made us sing along and gave rise to the phenomenon that was John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the

late 1970s and 1980s. Despite being a musical, the movie delved into quite a few sticky topics, including peer pressure and teen sexuality. Danny and Sandy were the undoubted stars of the film, but other characters (such as Rizzo and Kenickie) often stole the show, which gave us memorable songs such as Summer Nights and Greased Lightnin’.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB (JOHN HUGHES, 1985)

John Hughes captured a unique time in the lives of adolescents in the 1980s and also made huge stars out of teen actors such as Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez. Set to a magnificent soundtrack (which includes the iconic Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds), it is the story of an ordinary day that proves to be life-changing for an odd group of teens who cross paths during one Saturday detention. Hughes presents adolescence as the last moment in life in which prejudice means nothing,

a time when the most important emotional connections are made, when we still have the courage to decide with our hearts. Without a doubt, this is the ultimate 1980s teen flick, thanks in no small part to stellar performances from its talented young cast.

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (JOHN HUGES, 1986)

Ferris Bueller is the kid every adolescent has dreamed of being – cool, intelligent, creative, rebellious and handsome; one of those guys that can get away with murder without having to worry about the consequences. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it,” he reminds us. The film takes place during just one day in fantastic Ferri’s life. He cuts class with his best friend and his hot looking girlfriend, joins a parade float, sings Danke Schoen to a roaring crowd and discovers ways to get back at authoritative figures such as the school principal and his best friend’s controlling father.

THE SPECTACULAR NOW (JAMES PONSOLDT, 2013)

This film has a special place in my heart and it’s not just because it stars Miles Teller (a modern Robert De Niro if you ask me!); no, the magic of the film is the character played by Teller – Sutter Keely – an extremely charismatic high school senior who doesn’t seem to mind that the future is looming ahead, since he is too busy living in the ‘here and now’. Sutter’s happiness and joie de vivre masks a difficult situation at home – above all, caused by his father, who abandoned Sutter’s family when he was just a boy. His father’s lack of responsibility is the albatross on Sutter’s back; indeed, it stops him from believing in himself, or trusting others, which is what he needs to truly move forward. Everything changes when he meets and falls in love with the school nerd (Aimee, played by Shailene Woodley); she shares important insights with him and inspires him to set goals and look to the future, even though nothing is quite as beautiful as the present moment. e

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¿QUÉ PASA?

The Plaza del Ayuntamiento, La Cala de Mijas, has free concerts every Thursday throughout the summer. For line-up info: costadeldisco.com At Marbella’s Puente Romano Tennis Club this summer: US/UK rockers FOREIGNER (June 11), the Crazy 80s Live Show (July 6) with RIGHT SAID FRED, HEATHER SMALL (M PEOPLE) and BILLY OCEAN; GEORGE BENSON on July 21. Then on August 10, MICHAEL BOLTON. Ticket info: crazymusicproductions.com The Fuengirola Pop Festival kicks-off on June 22 (until June 25) with lots of Spanish bands, plus the US legends the BEACH BOYS on June 24 at the local castle area. Ticket and band info: fuengirolapop.com Next month sees STING (July 17) and the UK jazz and pop singer JAMIE CULLUM (July 26) at the same venue. Ticket info: marenostrumcastlepark.com The ROLLING STONES are playing a one-off gig in Barcelona on September 27. Tickets will be snapped up by now but you can try on rollingstones.com/tickets Also in Barcelona during September is GA GA (September 21 and 22) – these tickets should be easier to get from ticketmaster.es The big one on UK TV this month is Glastonbury and the BBC is covering the festival which runs from the 21th to 25th.

Former teen queen LORDE releases her second album, Melodrama, on June 16. The now 20-year-old New Zealander was recording songs for the album in New York when U2 arrived at the studio and commandeered it. She had to find another studio, then on returning to her hotel she found the band were staying there as well – fortunately her room was not double booked.

Last year the channel showed over 25 hours coverage; this year’s headliners include the FOO FIGHTERS, RADIOHEAD and ED SHEERAN. BANANARAMA were in the news last month when they announced the original three members have settled their 29-year differences and are getting back together to tour the UK in November. But it’s not known if there will be two or three of them at the Gibraltar Calling Festival in September as the returning SIOBHAN FAHEY is now back in LA until later in the year. It was 50 years ago today (June 1 1967) that Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, regarded by many as the greatest album of all time, was released and to mark the occasion a limited edition was launched on May 26 featuring 34 previously unreleased recordings. THE BEATLES home city of Liverpool is also celebrating this month with numerous live events. Another highly respected album, Purple Rain by PRINCE, will be repackaged on June 23 on a variety of formats (including a live DVD) featuring 11 previously unreleased tracks including the much sought after Electric Intercourse. While DAMON ALBARN is whizzing around the world promoting the recently released GORILLAZ album Humanz, his BLUR band mate DAVE ROUNDTREE has moved into politics and was elected as a Labour councillor in Norfolk during last month’s local elections. When asked about the future of the band he said “the music side was on hold”.

MADONNA

The concert scene is finally warming up with lots of stuff going on. There’s bound to be a few last minute arranged gigs so check your local weekly press for details. All the info on this page was correct at the time of writing.

LORDE

JAMIE CULLUM

WORDS RIK FOXX

The annual LED ZEPPELIN reunion rumours have recently surfaced but a message on the official ROBERT PLANT website has pleased fans and reckons it could possibly happen “Any time now…”. If Mr Plant isn’t interested, the current QUEEN front man, ADAM LAMBERT, says he’ll front the band if they want to tour. First of all they would have to pull guitarist JIMMY PAGE away from his four-year feud with his next door “neighbour from hell” ROBBIE WILLIAMS. During this time the former has officially complained to local authorities about building renovations on the latter’s Grade II listed London Mansion. While the former TAKE THAT man likened the legendary axe man’s behaviour to a “mental illness”. It’s usually MADONNA that upsets people but the shoe is on the other foot after Universal Pictures picked up the rights to the script of Blond

Ambition, which is based on her pre-fame life in the early 1980s. An Instagram message said “Why would Universal Studios want to make a movie about me based on a script that is all lies?” It will be interesting to see if she takes legal advice on the matter. And if you didn’t already know, the EAGLES are reportedly suing a Mexican hotel named Hotel California over use of the phrase, which as we all know is the title of their most famous song. The hotel, which has stood since 1950, has been through a number of name changes before reverting back to its original name in 2001. The lawsuit says that the hotel pipes the song plus others by the band through its sound system. The EAGLES legal team say it “actively encourages” guests to believe that the hotel is in some way associated with the band – only in American eh! e

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BOOKS YOUNG ADULTS WILL LOVE

Marisa Cutillas brings you a selection of top reads, all of which highlight the highs and lows of a unique time in life: youth.

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING BY NICOLA YOON

Madeline is a young woman who is literally allergic to everything outside her ultra-sterile home. When she first sets eyes on Olly, however, her whole idea of the world changes and she knows from the start that she won’t be able to stop herself from falling in love with him. Madeline and Olly chat, speak with signs through the window and share their views on life. She begins to understand that she must begin to take risks if her life is to have any meaning at all.

CARAVAL BY STEPHANIE GARBER

Scarlett Dragna has lived all her life on a tiny island, under the iron fist of her tyrannical father. When he announces that he has arranged a marriage for her, she and her sister Tella escape to attend Caraval: a magical once-ayear event in which the audience participates in a lavish show. As soon as she arrives at the event, Tella is kidnapped by Legend, the Machiavellian organiser of Caraval. He decides to build the show around Tella, announcing that the winner will be the first person to find her. Scarlett must find Tella before the five-night game is over, or risk losing her for good.

HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER

Catherine may be one of the most beautiful women in Wonderland, but all she dreams of is being a pastry chef and opening her own little shop. Set to marry the future King, she falls in love with the mysterious ‘Jest’, who helps her navigate through her strange planet, filled with magic, madness and monsters. Meyer’s Wonderland is a fun and more refined version of Lewis Carroll’s and readers will enjoy the many parallels.

CARVE THE MARK BY VERONICA ROTH

This is the first book in a new science fiction duology focussing on a series of characters who inhabit nine different planets. Each planet has its own laws, governing bodies and citizens. On the planet of Thuvhe/Urek, chaos abounds. It is populated by the Shotets (a violent, brutal race), who are in constant conflict with the Thuvhes (who live in peace). Cyra is a Shotet whose brother, Ryzek, is their ruler. Cyra has a special gift: the ability to impart pain on others when she touches them. Her violent fate changes when she meets Akos, a young man from the Thuvhe clan who teaches her to fight her pain using flowers. Cyra and Akos fall in love and she sets out to help him return to his people, safe from the clutches of her evil brother. To what extent will she forego family loyalties in favour of the man she loves?

THE MADDIE DIARIES BY MADDIE ZIEGLER

This book is a must for youths who wish to make a name for themselves in the tough world of dance. It is a fascinating memoir by teen dance prodigy, Maddie Ziegler, perhaps best known for her stellar appearances in reality series, Dance Moms, and for her starring role in all of Sia’s latest videos (Elastic Heart, co-starring Shia Le Beouf, is particularly amazing). Maddie explains the drive and hard work it took to reach the dizzy heights of success in Hollywood, without foregoing the magic and joy of teenage life.

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w THE TREND technology

When it comes to gaming, the word on just about everyone’s lips is VR: Virtual Reality – the ability to immerse oneself in futuristic, natural or otherwise fantastical worlds, enjoying the ‘here and now’ more than we ever thought possible. Málaga is doing its best to stay at the top of the VR game, with a host of arcades opened recently. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS

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ust about everyone we know would love to own their own Oculus Rift headset, which costs around €500 and which could therefore be considered affordable by many gamers. The problem is that in addition to purchasing the headset, it also pays to have installations large enough to make your game truly active, and of course, the games themselves are costly. Therefore, unless you are up to building your very own VR studio at home, you might want to try out the technology at an arcade. One of Málaga’s most popular arcades (closer to Marbella than the other arcades, since it is located at the Plaza Mayor, around 35 minutes from Marbella if you take the toll highway) is Holo VR Zone, an arcade using top technology including HTV Vive and Oculus Rift. Take your pick from a host of experiences and let the action begin! If you are wondering whether to choose a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset, note that

the technology behind both headsets is quite similar. It’s all got to do with the quality of their displays – each eye receives its own 1080 x 1200 resolution display, and there is a 90Hz refresh rate on both headsets, as well as a wide, 110º field of view, causing the virtual world to truly feel as though it has taken over your brain. The downside to these headsets is that they need to be wired up to your computer. Developers are already working on Wi-Fi versions, but for now, you will have to get used to being connected via cable to hardware. The headsets are compatible with hundreds of games, so let’s name some of the coolest. Arcades divide the games by categories – for instance, Action, Exploration, Terror, Multi-Player, Shooting, Sports, Simulators, Survival and One-Player Games. Some of the most popular games include Island 359: a survival game for HTC Vive. Players use weapons,

knives and tools found on a lost island while they fight against hordes of dinosaurs. The aim of the game is to collect the greatest number of dinosaur skins. The island is full of little secrets… discover, and stay alive as long as you can! A highly solicited experience among lovers of the deep blue sea is TheBlu, in which you explore the majesty of the ocean by ‘swimming’ into different habitats, where you will come across some of the most surprising forms of marine life. Cyberpong VR is a great choice if you want to play alongside friends or family. Hit as many digital orbs as you can, by using two different paddles. The game has a 1980s flair, yet boasts a futuristic design and ultra-vivid colours. To take part in the games at Holo VR, you will need to book online in advance. Just pick your date, the type of experience or game you are after (prices range from around €7 for a 10-minute game, to €25 for an

hour’s game). You will be asked to pay 50 per cent of the price when you book, and the rest when you arrive. There are other VR arcades within Málaga itself; all generally boast the same technology and installations; booking is also recommended for these centres. They include VR Arcade (www.vrarcade.es – this arcade is more focused on development and businesses), Virtual Málaga (www.virtualmalaga.com), and The Room VR (www.theroomvr.es). In case you think the price is a bit high for just a few minutes, bear in mind that the headsets become uncomfortable after a while, and that the number of pixels zooming around so close to your eyes can become tiring. VR arcades aim to offer a fun family experience, so bring your kids along and immerse yourselves in worlds more beautiful than you could ever imagine! i www.holovrzone.com

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Onyx

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Decisions, decisions, decisions…

Your Bentley awaits. Which colour will you choose?

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w THE TREND motoring

ASTON MARTIN DB11

Fans of James Bond movies were quick to spot the Aston Martin DB10 that made its debut in the most recent production Spectre and wondered when the sleek coupés would appear in the showrooms. In fact, the eight cars used in the film were the only ones built, other than two show cars, and you’ll never be able to buy one. What you can get is a DB11, which is Aston Martin’s newest product and believed by some to be the key to the company’s future. It was inspired by the Bond car and I suppose we could regard the DB10 as a styling exercise for the new model. WORDS TONY WHITNEY

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ston Martin is a unique company among the world’s luxury carmakers. Not tied to any of the big global vehicle manufacturers, it nonetheless creates some of the most desirable cars on the market and continually updates and improves them. The British manufacturer had humble beginnings, as did so many of its rivals. What became Aston Martin was founded in 1913 and was always involved with sports and racing cars of one kind or another. Numerous competition successes were recorded by the

marque over the years, including victory at Le Mans and the World Sports Car Championship. Wealthy business entrepreneur David (later Sir David) Brown bought the company in 1947 and the DB of his initials lives on today in cars like the DB11. The DB11 follows Aston Martin’s classic 2+2 coupé lines and though it’s totally different from anything that went before, the styling ethos can be tracked back to early DBs of the 1950s and 60s. It’s a sinuous and slippery shape and must be very efficient aerodynamically, which is no bad thing given this car’s performance potential. Power is supplied by a new 5.2-litre V-12 which uses twin turbos to produce an awesome 600-horsepower. Interestingly, this is the first volume production Aston to use turbocharging, so it’s something of a landmark for the automaker. Those six hundred horses create a mightily impressive sports car and it’ll rocket you to 100 km/h in less than four seconds and keep right on going until it reaches a reported top speed of 322 km/h.

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For Aston lovers who see this kind of get-upand-go as a little over the top, there are plans to offer a smaller engine at a later date. As would be expected, the DB11 has exceptional braking capability in addition to a wide roster of electronic stability aids. Inside the car, there’s an opulent ambiance of fine leathers and carpets, thanks to sumptuous natural materials and high levels of craftsmanship. Buyers can choose to customise the interior exactly to their needs with whatever colours they desire. A huge 12-inch display deals with the infotainment end of things and superlative Bang & Olufsen audio systems are available. The luggage compartment will take a couple of golf bags

Z ENGINE: 5.2-litre twin-turbo V-12 producing around 600-horsepower. Z TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters for manual selection. Z ACCELERATION: Zero to 100 km/h in under 4-seconds. Z TOP SPEED: 322 km/h. Z I LIKED: The car embodies exactly what Aston Martin has been doing for years – creating cars of exceptional grace and elegance with impressive performance. Somehow, Aston Martins always manage to look ‘just right’ with no stylistic gimmicks or imbalances. They seem to nail it model after model. Amazing powerplant with awesome horsepower levels and racetrack handling. Z I DIDN’T LIKE: Although the car is very well-balanced, partly thanks to a rear mounted transmission to distribute weight, I’d feel a lot happier with 600-horsepower if the car had all-wheel drive, but that’s never been an Aston priority. Z MARKET ALTERNATIVES: Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz AMG SL65, Porsche Panamera, Ferrari California T, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Maserati Granturismo, Lexus LC500. Z WHO DRIVES ONE? Aston Martin fans from way back who’ve always owned the cars and want the latest and greatest. Buyers who want a sports car with traditional British elegance and quality. Serious sports car enthusiasts who want to exploit the DB11’s amazing performance, perhaps on the occasional track day. Z PRICE AND AVAILABILITY: Available now starting at around 260.000 euros.

or Aston Martin’s beautifully crafted (and costly) fitted luggage. More travel gear can be stowed on the back seat, which is more spacious than that of earlier DBs and can even take a couple of child seats. The 2017 DB11 is the latest in a long line of highly desirable Aston Martin 2+2 automobiles, just about all of which have been regarded as among the very best grand tourers of their time. Prices start at just over 260.000 euros and the cars are available now. What next for Aston Martin? It’s possible that a crossover may be on the horizon, aimed squarely at the Bentley Bentayga. Don’t expect it until 2019 at the earliest, though.

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TOP SCHOOLS CAREER GUIDANCE AT THE COAST’S

We approach Aloha College, Laude San Pedro International College, the Sotogrande International School and Swans International School inviting them to answer important questions on career guidance for pupils.

ALOHA COLLEGE 1 In the secondary section, (age 11 to 18), students begin their career development through their PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) programme. Their tutor helps them to identify areas that they are strong in, and leads a range of discussions to support them in considering careers and courses in which they may be interested. To give students a flavour of entrepreneurship, they participate in an Enterprise Fair in Years 7, 8 and 9. In Year 8, one of our partnership organisations from the UK offers an activity called ‘Chocolate Challenge’, in which students work in teams to design, develop and market a product and then pitch this to the senior leadership team of the school. All students are assessed using psychometric tests at the ages of 11, 14 and 16. These tests not only identify academic potential, but also give teachers, students and parents an insight into areas where they are most likely to be successful as well as how they best learn in class. At the age of 14, students are asked to make their first option choices for IGCSE. After an assembly with Heads of Department and then a parent question and answer session, all students are

counselled by a member of the senior leadership team. In this session, a discussion about future aspirations, both academic and vocational, takes place, and students are guided towards option subjects that best suit them. At the age of 16, a professionally qualified guidance team delivers support to students through a mix of online psychometric profiling (similar to those used for university and graduate recruitment), face-to-face guidance discussions, up-to-date careers information and resources, a careers helpline for ongoing support, skills workshops and career insight events. 2 Our careers department informs students and parents about scholarships or grants available for further education. As some universities also have bursaries available, students are given all the necessary information about them. The same information is given for specialist schemes such as sponsorships for many subjects. 3 One student has been offered vocational training as a teaching assistant in the primary section of the school to work alongside and learn from our fully qualified assistants. 4 Students’ potential in a range of

subjects is identified early on, according to the College’s Gifted and Talented policy. Depending on the area of strength, Heads of Key Stages ensure that teachers challenge students in class. The College’s extended curriculum programme offers a range of activities for students to pursue after the normal school day. 5 Selecting appropriate universities requires careful consideration and research. Current students, as well as those who have left the School, are fully supported by the Head of sixth Form. The School offers a comprehensive programme to guide our students through the process, including the completion of the UCAS (UK) and Common Application (USA) forms. Individual meetings are also held to monitor students’ progress. A variety of activities are on offer during the last two years at Aloha College, including visits by representatives from UK, Spanish and USA universities. Our students attend various university fairs held on the coast as well as travelling to the UK for open days. We additionally offer assistance with personal statements and personal essays in conjunction with the English department who support and facilitate students with

the relevant, appropriate guidance in their written expression. Students are also directed to their teachers for subject specific guidance. Students who are interested in applying to Oxbridge are mentored individually and guided accordingly. The Senior School Library is open from 9am to 5pm during term time and contains a full set of university prospectuses, in addition to other literature about higher education in the UK and abroad. Information about careers and gap years is also available. Computers both in the Library and the Sixth Form Centre allow access to Internet resources. 6 It is very rare for our students not to enter Higher Education after leaving Aloha College. However, there are some students who decide that their academic career has come to an end and for these students, the Head of Key Stage will meet with students and parents to advise them on the correct course of action. 7 The most in-demand university courses are Law, Engineering, Economics, Business and Finance and International Relations. i www.aloha-college.com

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1 HOW DO YOU GUIDE STUDENTS TOWARDS SELECTING THE RIGHT CAREER PATH? TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. 2 HOW DO YOU AID STUDENTS WITH FINDING POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS THEY

MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR?

3 WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU OFFER STUDENTS FOR INTERNSHIPS/PRACTICAL LEARNING? 4 WHAT GUIDANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WITH PARTICULARLY HIGH APTITUDES

IN CERTAIN AREAS (INCLUDING CORE SUBJECTS, SPORTS AND THE ARTS)? 5 HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO UNDERTAKE FURTHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY? 6 WHAT ADVICE/OPPORTUNITIES

DO YOU OFFER STUDENTS WHO DO NOT WISH TO ATTEND A FURTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION BUT WHO ARE PERHAPS INTERESTED IN PURSUING A TRADE? 7 WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST IN-DEMAND UNIVERSITY COURSES THESE DAYS?

LAUDE SAN PEDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE 1 Career guidance starts in Year 9 when we offer students the chance to engage in an online questionnaire and career guidance course, which allows us to start guiding our students towards their best suited option choices. This process is then repeated, in more depth in Year 11, when they choose their A-Level subjects. In Years 12 and 13 we have regular individual meetings with students to discuss their aspirations for the future and to assist them in selecting the most appropriate courses for University. In addition to this, our Head of 6th Form works alongside Tutors of Years 12 and 13 to provide career guidance. Our A-Level and Bachillerato students also attend University Fairs every year, and we host several career guidance talks from various universities, including our partner university, Durham University. 2 We are in contact with their chosen universities and if a possibility exists for a grant, we work with the student to help him/her achieve the criteria for said scholarship. This happened a few years ago with a student who achieved a 100 per cent sports scholarship at the University of Miami. 

3 Laude offers a wide range of opportunities for internships and practical learning through a combination of work experience placements in partner companies, and our own internal programme: the Laude Development Award which allows students to get involved in our school community, as well as the wider Marbella community by completing a set number of hours of work, ranging from academic support to our Primary students to charity work for several local charities. Students are regularly put in contact with local organisations to gain valuable experience in their potential future career paths, and are given opportunities to attend the radio and other media events to gain practical experience in a variety of career paths.  4 Laude has a Teaching & Learning working party whose role is, among others, to focus on gifted and talented students and give them opportunities beyond the normal curriculum. The Laude Gifted and Talented programme focuses on developing the skills and stretching the more able students outside of the classroom in small groups. A recent Teaching and Learning

Day enabled G&T students to be leaders for the day and coach younger students in a variety of different learning tasks. Laude also offers scholarships for particularly talented students, both academically or in the Arts. 5 Our students all go to University after graduating from Year 13 and all of them understand the need and value of further education qualifications to achieve their

career goals. 6 This has not happened so far (as far as I know); all our students have gone on to further education. 7 The most in-demand broad based University courses for Laude students these days are Management, Business and Economics as well as Science courses. i www.laudesanpedro.com

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universities requires excellent preparation, and the earlier we can get students to think about their future, the more likely they are to remain motivated and focussed on their end goals at SIS. Finding the right career path also requires that they plan ahead, and develop their strengths, with specific career goals in mind. Here at SIS I have worked with my colleagues to develop an ongoing, holistic programme which supports their move into the world of work and/or university placement. This process begins in M1 (11 years old) with a number of initial meetings to get the students thinking about their future careers, and then never really stops even after they have left, through the SIS alumni organisation and follow-up references. For our part, we ensure that they are provided with regular academic and career guidance, and in return expect that they think and prepare ahead. As an international school, with an international outlook striving to make changes for good in the world, we recognise that all of our individuals have different career goals, but believe in preparation and planning as the cornerstone for their success. There are two dedicated University and Career Counsellors, including myself and my colleague, who focuses on Spanish applications guidance, and through UNED.

We are also supported in each year group with the Pastoral Teams. 2 HOW DO YOU AID STUDENTS WITH FINDING POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS THEY MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR? I regularly attend the international counsellor conferences in Europe and the United States and have a growing network of contacts in Europe and North America, with links for potential scholarships. With our sports academies programmes we have already developed good relations with coaches in a number of US colleges, and I identify the different merit-based scholarships at various universities when advising SIS Students. 3 WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU OFFER STUDENTS FOR INTERNSHIPS/PRACTICAL LEARNING? On a practical level, we have a work experience programme in M5 (15-16 year olds) and also internship links in the first year of Diploma for a number of careers. I also organise a biennial Career Convention which promotes links with business both locally and further afield, alongside our alumni contacts. 4 WHAT GUIDANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WITH PARTICULARLY HIGH APTITUDES IN CERTAIN AREAS (INCLUDING CORE SUBJECTS, SPORTS AND THE ARTS)? Our support programme includes detailed tracking and monitoring across our secondary students, using CAT4 testing and CI data, alongside identifying

sporting and artistic prowess. This in turn informs our ‘Pathways’ session for students making important choices at the end of M3 (into MYP M4 and M5) and the end of M5 (into DP programme, High School Diploma and/or A levels). In M5 we have a series of one-on-one interviews where students are given specific advice, and this takes into account their academic strengths, allowing both gifted and talented, as with all of our students, structured target setting, through the U&C team. 5 HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO UNDERTAKE FURTHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY? I organise a University Convention at Sotogrande every year, and this allows many other students from schools along the coast to attend. Our students are prepared before they attend the convention with university research sessions, using the likes of Unifrog and BridgeU. We also attend other conventions, such as the Unitour in Málaga and take students to invitations, such as Loyola in Seville this year. We are visited regularly by universities from around the world, and engage students with Skype sessions, and our own alumni who have come back to talk to our students about their universities. Finally, we encourage students to attend University Open Days and publish these through their year based U&C Google Classrooms. 6 WHAT ADVICE/OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU OFFER STUDENTS WHO DO

NOT WISH TO ATTEND A FURTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION BUT WHO ARE PERHAPS INTERESTED IN PURSUING A TRADE?

The majority of our students pursue higher education, however the small percentage of students who choose to go straight into a career can do so with the knowledge that they have had preparation in composing their online job seeker profiles through sites such as Linkedin with me. Also CV development, application letter and career profiling sessions to further their career opportunities are built into the U&C programme. 7 WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST IN-DEMAND UNIVERSITY COURSES THESE DAYS? At SIS the rise of the liberal arts degree course has been quite notable, alongside a much wider distribution of CCC: Career, Course and Country destinations. International Relations, Law and Engineering are particularly popular at the moment, while we always have a constant group of students heading into the Medical/medical related professions. Architecture and Computer Science related courses are also current trends, and we are also tracking a range of Business/Entrepreneurial students applications to some of the top universities in the world. Finally, it would be fair to say that our students successfully follow a wide variety of courses in many different countries every year. i www.sis.ac

* Answered by Mr. Jason Mungles, University and Careers, IB History and TOK

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SWANS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 1 HOW DO YOU GUIDE STUDENTS TOWARDS SELECTING THE RIGHT CAREER PATH? TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. At Swans, we pride ourselves on having a strong system of Pastoral Care throughout the school, which ensures that students have a dedicated support network of tutors and Heads of Year, who disseminate Careers information from the age of 13. There are plenty of opportunities for students and their parents to consult with subject specialists about academic choices and how they can influence careers, at IGCSE and IB Options evenings, as well as at regular parents evenings. We offer a range of activities to facilitate these choices. We have created an annual Careers Day when students have an opportunity to meet and talk with professionals from approximately 40 local businesses. In addition to this, the students all complete an online process called the Careers Investigator, a service designed by the company Futurewise in the UK. In Year 10 (between 14 to 15 years of age) we have a Work Experience programme, which gives students the chance to experience the world of work first hand. Of course, this is complimented by the staff at school that guide students in their option choices at IGCSE and when they join the IB diploma programme.

2 HOW DO YOU AID STUDENTS WITH FINDING POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS THEY MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR? Information is imparted by the Sixth Form staff team, who provide guidance on universities and awards that our students may qualify for. It is very unusual that students from outside the UK are offered scholarships to UK universities, although in 2016, one of our students (who scored 44 points in the IB diploma) was offered a special dispensation to St. Andrews in Scotland. Students who apply to attend college in North America often do so with the intention of seeking a scholarship either for academic excellence or on the basis of their sporting ability. 3 WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU OFFER STUDENTS FOR INTERNSHIPS/PRACTICAL LEARNING? Every year we run our Work Experience Programme. It allows students to get hands on experience in a local business. The programme runs for a week during which we work with up to 50 local businesses in June. It is the best way for students to really understand what it is like to have a job and we find that their experiences provide them with an excellent insight into possible career choices for the future.

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challenging academic set of IGCSE and IB choices for those students who show particular talents, whether they are combining sporting excellence with their current academic subjects, considering a career in Science or Mathematics or show talent in the Arts. Interview coaching for Oxbridge candidates is a common practice, while giving students external opportunities, such as involvement in the European Youth Parliament, extends their skills and gives them a more rounded profile when applying to the world’s best universities. 5 HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO UNDERTAKE FURTHER EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY? We do not really find that we have to motivate our students to continue into Tertiary education. It is part of our philosophy to create a belief that learning is a lifelong commitment. It is very rare that any of our students do not recognise this by the time they reach the age of eighteen. In fact, many of our students are committed to completing Masters Degrees or even Doctorates once they leave us.

6 WHAT ADVICE/ OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU OFFER STUDENTS WHO DO NOT WISH TO ATTEND A FURTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION BUT WHO ARE PERHAPS INTERESTED IN PURSUING A TRADE? We do not offer vocational courses, but we are linked closely to several practically orientated companies that are keen to take on youngsters that show more practical skills. 7 WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST IN-DEMAND UNIVERSITY COURSES THESE DAYS? The biggest demand from our students is still for courses in the UK, followed by students applying to the USA and within Spain, and then universities around Europe, with examples being Germany and Holland. In terms of choices, the Human Sciences still dominate, with maybe 30 per cent of our students opting for some kind of Business or Economics related course for the future. We attempt to match our students’ choices of university to their strengths. Over the last few years, we have sent students to some of the best universities around the world, including Imperial College London to study Human Sciences, the London School of Economics, University College London for Psychology and the Complutense University, Madrid, to study Medicine. i www.swansschoolinternational.es

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couple of decades past, many young secondary students were at a loss regarding which university degree or college diploma to pursue. Little thought was given to career prospects or ROI for the often hefty expenditure required by a tertiary education. Today, however, students are definitely making the future a big part of their choice of career. These are just a few career trends worth thinking of, though the ultimate choice should always be what ignites their passion. Z TECHNOLOGY: Fortune 500 companies ensure that they have a top technological team enabling them to stay competitive, reduce costs and offer better products and services. From IT to computer engineering, ICT will be big, with companies demanding more efficient systems and innovative programmes to help them raise the bar in their respective industries. Z QUALITY WORK EXPERIENCE: A meaningful work experience programme can really help kids choose the right career. Take 14-year-old Tony Hansberry, a secondary school student in Florida who developed a faster, safer way to stitch up patients having a hysterectomy. Tony was completing work experience at the University of Florida when he

suggested that vertical (instead of horizontal) stitches be used – today, gynaecologists around the world have taken his advice. As for Tony – he is now studying biomedical engineering at University. Z STARTUP CREATION: Crowdfunding platforms enable many young dreamers to start their own company and make their first million before they turn 25. YouTube also has plenty to do with kids making it big even in their teen years. A good example is Leanna Archer, CEO of Leanna’s Essentials – a company which sells sulfate- and paraben-free hair and skin products worldwide. It all started when Leanna was eight and she sought to share her grandmother’s recipe for a natural hair pomade. Today, she sells skincare products, hair products and more and her company has been praised by publications as prestigious as Forbes and Success Magazines. The entrepreneur also founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, which helps build schools for impoverished children in Haiti. Starting one’s own business not only helps foot future university bills, it also makes candidates interesting for positions in top companies. Z COMMUNICATION SKILLS: While

star players will still be headhunted by top companies, management training is moving more towards teamwork. Keen future executives should therefore work on improving their communication skills – this includes body language, and working on skills such as empathy and knowing how to listen. Z MOVEMENT: For various decades, the aim of the talented executive has been to land a job at a top company and stay there until retirement. Movement is key to obtaining top management posts at most international companies these days. Prove your mettle by investing a few years in a fascinating project in another country and your chances of standing out will be considerably higher. Z GAP YEARS: Taking a gap year before starting university continues to be popular, since it promotes independence, a vital skill youths will need, especially if they are attending university far from home. It also teaches kids the importance of earning their own money – so that once they are at university, they can consider a part-time job to help finance their expenses. Z CAREER DEMANDS: Currently, the UK’s most in-demand jobs are for engineers, nurses, teachers

and chefs, according to This is Money. The Royal Academy of Engineers has published figures indicating that there is a shortfall of almost 2 million engineers in the UK. Philip Greenish, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, told This is Money: “Engineering accounts for 25 per cent of gross value added for the UK economy and manufactured goods account for some 50 per cent of UK exports.” Software developers are also in demand, with almost 60,000 jobs offered to developers in the UK in just one month. Consultants (in marketing, technology and property) are needed, as are recruitment consultants. Administrators, digital designers and sales executives are also required. Z LANGUAGES: China is the second largest economy in the world and new initiatives such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Belt & Road initiative are bound to increase its influence on the world. During his presidency, Obama signed up for the One Million Strong initiative, which would see one million Americans signed up for Chinese classes. Other important languages which will up your chances of getting hired include German, French and Spanish.

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The summer season is looming, so it is good to know what’s on and where to go for fun and excitement. Fortunately there is a full programme of youth-orientated events, not just during the summer holidays but throughout the year. The Costa del Sol offers a great range of activities ranging from sport, dance and nature to adventure and more 21st century type entertainment. The choice is entirely yours. WORDS MICHEL CRUZ

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YOUTH ORGANISATIONS

Marbella is actually home to a range of youth organisations dedicated to arranging events for teenagers. In addition to Marbella’s very own Youth Delegation, the town hall has also developed the Hay Mucho (There’s a Lot) project, which aims to expose young people to a variety of fun, educational activities that range from art and culture to sport and teamwork. As well as keeping teenagers out of trouble by engaging them in interesting pursuits, the project also tries to instil healthy lifestyles and debunk the so-called ‘cool’ attraction of smoking and drinking. The workshops and events are available in both Marbella and San Pedro Alcántara, but for the time being exclusively in Spanish.

FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

The abundance of beautiful hiking, horse riding and biking trails in the area makes Marbella and its surroundings a perfect place to grab a mountain bike or join a hiking group up to La Concha or the Cruz de Juanar. Go Take A Hike makes it all fun and also safer by bringing groups of people together, for instance traversing the famed Caminito del Rey, a spectacular footpath chiselled 105 metres up along vertical cliffs in Ardales, near the Málaga lakes. Another way to explore nature with a buzz is with the buggies of Marbella Off Road Buggy Tours, which take you into unexplored mountainous terrain just inland from Marbella. It’s a fun, safe way

to see beautiful landscapes you never knew existed and you don’t have to be a rally driver as the buggies are automatic and very well maintained – but you must be over 18 and have a driver’s licence, as well as a sense of adventure. The Festival of Colours, an openair dance party where revellers spray harmless coloured vegetable powder about them, is a fun, popular event where everyone ends up looking like a multicoloured work of art. Those who love animals may also want to visit the village of Castellar, near Sotogrande, which is home to a lovely petting zoo and animal rescue centre, or head into the lakes near Ardales and camp or go fishing.

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The beach is a popular place to gather in the afternoons and early evenings, but many also head off to nearby Tarifa for a bit of ‘California Dreaming’ in Europe’s surf capital. Besides the beachside, hippie-chic party atmosphere it exudes, Tarifa is also a great place to while away a summer’s day while surfing, kite-surfing, windsurfing or simply lazing on the sand. All along the coast, you’ll also find places where you can paddle surf, jet ski, take the Jetboat Marbella or learn to sail, while the Cableski and Wake Board Center in Guadalmina is a good place to practise in a setting complete with a lakeside ‘beach’ club.

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FUN INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Though there are none in Marbella, Málaga is home to a good number of Escape Rooms, where you enter into an action adventure that makes you use your wits and intuition to find your way out. Fighting against the clock, it’s a great way to develop teamwork skills and have a lot of fun. There’s also a new Bedclimb centre in Málaga, an indoor sports climbing complex cum obstacle course that will make you feel like a marine rookie. Take it a step further and you’ll find yourself locked in paintball combat, which you can do in Marbella, San Pedro Alcántara and Estepona, or leave reality behind in the VR Arcade in Málaga, where real paintballs are replaced by a scenario of your own choice.

DANCE AND DRAMA

If you like music, dance and especially acting, then there are drama and musical groups where you can learn to sing and act like the stars. Mad Hatters Film Camp also teaches young people up to 20 years of age how to make their own films, from the technical aspects to the artistic ones. The Moonlight Dance Studios in Marbella and Dance Marbella in Nueva Andalucía focus on teaching classic Latin and ballroom skills, while the Isla Rose Dance Academy In San Pedro focuses more on modern dance and Hip Hop, it’s just a question of choosing the one that suits you best. Or if you prefer a different type of artistic expression, the Club de Hielo ice skating rink in Benalmádena offers a 900 square metre facility within a multi sports complex.

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SPORTS AND FITNESS ACTIVITIES Name the sport, the setting and the age-group, Marbella’s got something to cater to all, from horse riding, golf and martial arts lessons to tennis coaching and football academies run by famous clubs and stars. The Fuentenueva Sports Center in Marbella brings a lot of sports together under one roof, offering paddle tennis, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, solarium, spa and also a gym and spinning room. The Centro Marbella Miraflores has similar facilities, but if it is fitness you’re, after there’s a great choice of venues across the length and breadth of the Costa del Sol. The 02 Centro Wellness near the Paseo Marítimo in Marbella centre is one of the best examples, with first class gym, fitness and wellness facilities. The latter boasts a spectacular indoor swimming pool, waterfalls and amazing views of the Mediterranean. There’s a definite Zen element to the spa here, so it’s the ideal spot if you want to relax and chill out, but other available forms of relaxing activity include yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi. Or if you’re into more active exercise, then head for the gym or the cardiovascular Spinning, Body Pump or even Spanish dance classes. Nearby Impact Gym in Marbella takes it a step further with Cardio Kickboxing, MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing, JKD, Self Defence and Wing Chun, teaching not only martial arts skills but also the accompanying discipline, fitness, suppleness and the underlying philosophy of mental and physical balance and control. Olympic Marbella offers Karate to all ages and levels of fitness and skill. Alternatively, you can also keep it simple and achieve some satisfaction from working with charities such as helping out at the ADANA dog charity near Estepona or simply volunteering for dog walking, but beware, you may just lose your heart to one and come home with a new friend. In an area such as this there is a world of opportunities to have fun and develop at the same time. What’s more, thanks to our climate and outdoor facilities, this applies right across the year, making Marbella a fantastic place to be all year round, but above all in the summer.

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here have always been youths and they have always had a tendency towards sullenness and defiance, but before the onset of the modern, secularised societies of the West, younger people broadly speaking had to adapt to the ruling norms and mores. This began to change significantly in the immediate post-war period, when pop(ular) culture took root in the fertile soil of 1950s American prosperity.

THE ORIGINS OF YOUTH CULTURE Youth culture can first be traced back to the time when American adolescents started driving cars and their ‘pocket money’ was sufficient to allow them to escape the bonds of the parental home for extended periods of time. Before long they started hanging out with each other, creating the specific youth slang, fashions, social behaviours, attitudes and musical preferences that have since become the main tenets of youth culture. In 1950s America this meant jeans, bowling jackets and Brylcreem quiffs for the boys and wide skirts, cardigans and rather more demure hairstyles for the girls. Not surprisingly, the boys were the first to manifest their newfound liberty and identity, not only having greater freedom to dress and behave ‘badly’, but also developing a sub culture that eventually involved the kind of dramatic drag racing scenes

captured in Beach Boys songs and movies like Grease. As kids no longer had to concentrate on contributing to the family finances and had more leisure time on their hands, the focus shifted to romance and rebellion, as exemplified by icons such as James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. The sense of disaffection in the face of privilege that the film portrays has become another central theme of youth culture, as it turns against the very society that nurtures it. This development took another leap in the 1960s, as 1950s rockers evolved into more highly politicised hippies complete with a utopian ideology and world vision of their own. By the late 1960s this had progressed into a mass movement that mobilised opposition to the Vietnam War and President Nixon, and like most things it spread outwards from the USA, finding its expression in the Mods versus Rockers beach battle of Brighton, the resident hippie campers in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark and the student riots that rocked Paris in 1968. By now the phenomenon had gained political momentum and

Bad boy rockers are another part of the youth culture phenomenon

become a real force in society, influencing everything from fashion to television, language and music. Carnaby Street fashion showed how the youthful dissent had become part of the mainstream, emboldened by the likes of the Stones, the Beatles and the Kinks, all of whom were ‘Dedicated Followers of Fashion’.

A REGENERATING PHENOMENON For many, the long-haired, drug-filled, flower power days of the sixties and seventies represent the highpoint of youth culture, but of course such an attitude defies the very concept of a social current that is forever evolving, renewing and reinventing itself with every successive generation. After the initial pioneering work of the Baby Boomers through Generation X and the Millennials to the Centennials, every decade brings a new development of the genre. Sideburns and braided plaits have long since gone, replaced first by the

yuppie generation, then by retroseventies computer hipsters and now a new technocentric culture that has a very cynical relationship with the established order – other than the desire to consume its goodies. Today, youth culture remains connected to ghetto ‘hoods’ that many of its members have little or no personal experience with, and with this and the proliferation of computer games comes a glorification of gangster culture that is a further development of a process started in the 1950s. For all this, the younger generations lack the freedom that earlier teenage rebels enjoyed, having been unable to significantly shape society to their youthful vision in that short spell before they ultimately succumbed and became part of the machine they once raged against. In spite of this continuity between youth culture then and now, today’s youngsters have a stronger voice that is increasingly linked across the globe. This, more than anything, provides hope for a future with a world that is unified by shared humanistic values. e

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PEWDIEPIE

Video Game Commentator Subscribers at date of print: Almost 55 million Video views: Over 15 billion When PewDiePie threatened to quit

YouTube last year because he believed that Google’s video service had been penalising him (causing his popularity to ‘wane’), fans around the world began shaking in their boots. PewDiePie is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) gaming commentators, famed for his enthusiastic way of reviewing games and his ability to make or break newly released titles. Thankfully, the vlogger didn’t bring his threat to fruition, perhaps because upon investigation, YouTube found that the slight waning in his numbers was due to normal rates of unsubscribing and/or the

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YOUTUBERS removal of spammed subscribers. Whatever the reason, PiewDiePie is alive and kicking, with an upload rate of one video a day. In addition to critiquing and commenting while he plays new games, he includes funny videos such as Try Not to Get Angery, in which he comments on videos of extremely annoying individuals without losing his cool, or Try Not to Get Scared Challenge – in which he features some of the most hair-raising scenes from the games he reviews. PewDiePie is super enthusiastic, and his passion for gaming shines through in each and every one of his videos. Who would have though this young Swede (whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg) would have become one of the world’s biggest online celebrities?

DANTDM

Minecraft Commentator Subscribers at date of print: 14.7 million Video views: 9.7 billion DanTDM is loved by adults and young

kids alike, since he focuses all his efforts on playing and commenting on Minecraft. Dan gives kids invaluable hints on how to build exciting structures or defeat the baddies. Like KSI, he has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records Gamer’s Edition, for owning the most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel. Dan is known for uploading vids almost every day.

Even if you aren’t a Minecraft addict, you have to agree that Dan boasts intriguing titles you just have to learn more about. These include The Weirdest Minecraft Village, Buttface Quest and Meeting the Queen Minecraft Witch!

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Fashion and Beauty Vlogger Subscribers at date of print: 11.7 million Video views: 953.5 million I was already subscribed to Zoella’s

channel when I discovered she was one of Internet’s biggest beauty and fashion bloggers. Zoella is a young woman whose charisma and knowledge of all things to do with make-up, perfume and fashion, make her videos a true pleasure to watch. Particularly fascinating are her make-up videos, which give viewers the chance to recreate her entire look. All products are indicated in the information section, and she often recommends affordable ‘dupes’ of high-end products. She also covers more personal events in her life, such as birthday celebrations, outings with her siblings and Christmas gift giving sessions with friends.

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is actually one of the most viewed in the world. This is the brainchild of host, Michael Stevens, who posts short videos

for viewers of just about any age, asking fascinating questions such as Why Don’t We All Have Cancer?, Is All Fair in Love and War? and Is Earth Actually Flat? Videos cover anything and everything to do with science, including physics, chemistry, psychology and mathematics. The videos are relatively short (around 12 minutes on average) so even young kids will have the patience to watch an entire vid.

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Subscribers at date of print: 6.1 million Video views: 1.9 billion Jelly is a hugely popular gamer who

uploads at least two videos a day – mostly gaming videos but sometimes cool vlogs as well. He is particularly interesting to those living on the Coast because he often visits the area – thanks in no small part to his girlfriend, who has close ties to Marbella. One of the most appealing features of his channel is that even if you have never played the games he mentions, it is still super enjoyable and the kid oozes charisma like you wouldn’t believe. My favourite vids include Weirdest Games Ever Made (Jelly’s reactions are even funnier than the games he reviews), Cooking My Baby Alive (a humorous review of the game Who’s Your Daddy) and Reacting to My First Video (which shows how young Jelly actually was when he first started filming himself). e

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2016: MARKET AND TRENDS The period between 2013 and 2016 offered a clear enough picture of economic revival and property sector recovery on the Costa del Sol spurred on by an earlier (and continued) surge in tourist numbers, the stabilisation of the banking sector and the gradual return to growth of the national economy. As this trend solidified, what were once ‘toxic assets’ got snapped up by investment funds, most of the previously unsold properties sold out and before long the machinery of the construction industry started moving again. A new generation of foreign buyers was ready to rekindle the love affair with Marbella, but the landscape had changed since the pre-recession years. Suddenly newly built properties featuring the latest architectural styling and technical amenities were very

much in demand, leaving the market for resale properties to recover but lag behind, with demand for older properties in prime locations with renovation potential also strong. Nonetheless, keen competition for scarce ready-to-build land caused prices to rise fast, particularly in Marbella. It seemed that the region was on track for a classic up-cycle, yet at the end of 2015 we received the first shock to the system when the 2010 PGOU urban plan was annulled by the Supreme Court in Madrid. The ensuing problems surrounding planning status in some parts of Marbella have since taken a little of the steam out of Marbella growth, but demand for the properties and lifestyle of this region is so solid that the focus merely shifted to

Benahavís, Estepona, Mijas and also Ojén – all town halls untethered by planning licence issues and keen to attract investment. The popularity of contemporary villas, apartments and semi-detached villas/townhouses continued, and the excellent returns of early projects combined with rising sales figures have encouraged a growing number of investors and developers to launch new small to medium-sized projects from Manilva in the west to La Cala de Mijas in the east. The banks, meanwhile, are playing their part with greatly improved financing facilities coupled with low interest rates. Combined with the fact that Marbella property prices still represent excellent value for money for buyers from large parts of Europe, the forecast is very positive.

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THE IMPACT OF BREXIT Once again, just when it seemed like the Costa del Sol had overcome the Marbella PGOU hurdle and was gearing up for accelerated growth as it moved towards the mid-range of the cycle, a new challenge came our way. Old markets such as the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands were reviving while ‘new’ ones such as Scandinavia, Belgium, France, the Middle East and Morocco were growing at a healthy rate. And then the unexpected happened: the British public voted to leave the European Union by a small margin (51.8%). In our little paradise we feel far removed from the major theatres of politics, yet as the fortunes of the Costa del Sol are closely linked to those of its main markets in Northern Europe, important events there are felt on the ground here. Brexit is a prime example, for though their overall share of sales has dropped, the British remain the largest single market for properties in this region, accounting for roughly 35% in 2016. The market is now highly diversified and no longer dependent upon one single nationality – all the more so as you move up the price ladder – but it cannot be denied that home sales were affected in the second half of the year as many British buyers backed off. Not because they were no longer interested in Marbella property, but because uncertainty makes people want to wait and see how things turn out. That said, 2017 has already seen the British market rebound quite strongly, as the number of enquiries from UK buyers recovered significantly. “The majority of our enquiries continue to come from Scandinavia, with Holland and Belgium also prominent markets. We have also noticed a strong recovery in the Spanish market, a slow revival of Russian buyers, with British enquiries down in 2016 but up again in 2017, and a strong increase in interest among Saudi and Kuwaiti buyers for the Golden Visa scheme,” says Pia Arrieta Morales, Managing Director of DM Properties/ Knight Frank.

PROPERTY TRENDS “The greatest demand is for frontline beach apartments on the Golden Mile, especially Puente Romano, in the price range up to €2.5 million, followed by medium-sized villas of up to €3 million in gated communities within the greater Golden Mile (Cascada de Camojan, Sierra Blanca) and Nueva Andalucía. People want to be close to Marbella town and Puerto Banús, but beachside alternatives such as Guadalmina Baja and San Pedro Alcántara are also increasingly popular,” adds Pia. “Overall, modern style properties remain most in demand, above all modern villas of around 250m2-450m2 built (€800.000 - €2 million) with attractive design features and stylish modern apartments of 100-150m2 (especially up to €600.000) Penthouses remain evergreen, but we’ve noticed a recent surge in the popularity of

ground floor ‘garden’ apartments. Additionally, on-site concierge services are a plus and a south or southwest orientation with sea views is pretty much a must. “Hot up-and-coming areas include the beachside area extending west of Marbella to Estepona and Benahavís areas such as Nueva Atalaya and La Alquería. In these areas there is also a strong growth in requests for plots where people can build contemporary villas. The modern design and interior trend was driven above all by Scandinavian buyers. There are, however, still many buyers who look for good resale properties as they don’t want to wait a year or more before their home is constructed and ready to move into.” “However, people are demanding a high standard of finish and comfort, with good insulation, low cost heating/cooling, solar energy, open plan kitchens, modern bathrooms and a good level of finishing. So in the case of resale properties this sometimes requires some updating. People also enjoy large terraces and being close to amenities and services. The latter, together with attractive, peaceful surroundings and good sea views, defines a good location. The ultimate location remains a top frontline beach address. There is also demand for older properties in top locations that can be renovated, both for investment and personal use.” New development of apartments and semidetached villas next to Marbella Golf Club

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LOOKING AHEAD As we speak, Marbella feels quite buoyant as it prepares itself for another record summer and enjoys an upturn in property sales. Hotels are full, businesses are opening and the dining scene is developing apace, with new Michelin star restaurants turning the centre and Puente Romano’s Plaza Village into a fine-dining cluster of note. Other examples of growth include the opening of the Oasis Business Centre, the announcement of the new W Marbella Resort by investment group Platinum Estates and Marriot International in Las Playas beach, and the Nobu boutique hotel at Puente Romano, a partnership between Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa and Nobu Hospitality, with a shortage of commercial premises for rent in top locations becoming noticeable also. What remains for Marbella, therefore, is to keep upgrading what it offers as a luxury tourism and residential destination. “This includes continuing to invest in roads, facilities and other infrastructure,” says Pia, “but also initiatives such as continually improving the standards of professional training, service culture

and beautification of the area. Marbella could do with moving its industrial estate to another location which would provide the ideal spot for a hi-tech business park. What we need is a vision for the development of Marbella, looking not just a few years ahead but creating a master plan that encompasses growth and sustainability, avoids over-development and in so doing nurtures the Marbella brand and its exclusivity. We need to create a business and investment-friendly environment, and above all the legal foundations that produce clarity, transparency and engender confidence among buyers and investors. If Málaga could achieve what they have done, transforming a somewhat seedy Mediterranean port city into a European centre of culture and leisure with an array of museums and projects such as Muelle Uno, then certainly Marbella can too.” The full, unabridged version of the 2017 DM Properties/Knight Frank Market Report is available on the DM Properties/Knight Frank website. i www.dmproperties.com

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The original skylight feature has been modernised

FROM ECLECTIC EXOTIC TO CONTEMPORARY “The property we encountered when we first came to look was charming but not at all in line with today’s tastes,” says the owner, who adds structural know-how to his wife’s décor skills in what has been a successful partnership for many years now. “Architecturally, the home was adorned with Arabic details and colour patterns that didn’t blend with the plastic window frames and sliding doors. Clearly this was someone’s holiday home, but it just didn’t fit well together and didn’t match today’s more exacting standards.” With the creative eye of one who knows potential when he sees it, he could already envisage what this villa would look like if redesigned, modernised and decorated to a new level. “The flow of the property was already very pleasing, and I saw that this could really be a stunning house if you knew how to make the most of its many fantastic features, so we set to work with great enthusiasm.” For the couple, like I suspect the original creator of the villa, this is not a chore but a creative process they love, and it shows not only in the careful thought and attention that has gone into the structural changes made, but also in the painstakingly sourced materials and decorative features that are far removed from the everyday, standard solutions we see too often on this coast. The result is a very personal home with a bespoke, one-off feel.

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The lounge forms the central part of the living area

A KNOWING TOUCH If you knew the home before it was rebuilt you would be surprised from the moment the gate slides open and you step into the forecourt. For one, the sleek, low-slung white villa that contrasts so nicely with the deep green of the garden is a world away from the orange-toned domes and arches of old. Even the garage house is a study in modern design, but not in the boxy way that many of today’s homes seem to be made from endless squares and rectangles. This home is sleek and modern but also

has a living, organic feel about it that is softer around the edges and more pleasing to the eye. As you walk up to the entrance, a soothing water feature delineates the area and separates it from the lawns that flow on from the pool area. Surrounded by tall pines and clear blue skies, the feeling you get is a blend of Andalucía at its best with a touch of Zen tranquillity and balance. Inside, the ornate Arabic-style detailing has been replaced with clean, clear uncluttered lines, which form the contemporary palette

for a home that offers a blend of today’s and more classical décor elements. “We like modern design but not the impersonal white boxes that often result from it,” says Suzanne, who dresses the homes that Anthony rebuilds. So the fireplace, which protruded too much into the living room, was removed but elegant cornices were added that complement the dimensions of the room and mark its different areas. Throughout the house, new marble and stone floors were laid and the ceilings raised to create a far greater sense of style and comfort.

An elegant new entry into the home has been created with grey and silver-toned design elements

Modern and more classical elements blend in this home

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Though fresh and contemporary, the kitchen has a welcoming country feel

A more masculine look defines this bedroom suite

Feminine elegance in the dressing area

Artwork plays in important role in rounding off an interior

The old sliding doors and windows were replaced with modern quality and in some rooms the configuration was changed to allow for a better flow and improved connectivity with the beautiful terrace and garden. In this way the main lounge, relaxing room and winter room all link with the outdoors area, as do all four of the bedroom suites. Among the latter, painstaking attention to detail means not one is identical to the other in either the bathrooms or bedroom details such as the attractive sliding doors. “We don’t go for standard, mass-produced solutions but take our time to source floor tiles, bathtubs, taps, lighting and bathroom tiles that make a room – and by extension a home – unique,” says the owner. Having collected quality materials from Spain, Italy and the UK in this way, the couple even found the inspiration to make the guest toilet a showpiece fitted with stylish modern tiles and attractive details that make it a true talking point. “We believe that every part of a home should be a joy in which practicality is a given but fun, stylish design adds to your quality of life.” For this reason Anthony and Suzanne don’t follow the trend manual but create homes full of character and individual charm. “How we design and decorate one home is different to another because each property demands its own styles and solutions, and our tastes evolve with time too.” A good example is the kitchen, which like the bathrooms is stylish and uncluttered yet also full of delightful detail for the eye to discover. “It adds to your experience of a room and a home, and creates an ambience for each one. This is a contemporary version of a country kitchen that is semi open-plan but also warm and welcoming, not stark and almost unidentifiable as a kitchen can be in some modern homes. For this reason it’s not just a shiny, minimalist counter but wraps itself around you. For me it’s the kind of place I want to spend time in, cooking, eating and entertaining.” The appliances are top-of-the-range and able to cater for large groups and gourmet dining, and you can just picture platters of delicacies being taken out to the dining area or the welcoming terrace.

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The pool and terrace make up a stylish outdoor lifestyle area

The latter forms a shaded two-sided colonnade flanking a beautifully redesigned swimming pool with subtly shimmering tiles that quite literally add a touch of sparkle to this lovely blue and green setting. The white covered terraces – recessed by the master bedroom to create a private terrace area – have an almost colonial feel as they look out over the pool to the very pretty and soothing Mediterranean herb garden that separates this part of the house from the verdant lawns. You can’t beat a fine lawn, especially if you have children around, but walk to the edge of the main garden and another expansive area spreads out before you. Set just a little below the level of the house, it encompasses a tennis court and little wooden house that would made a wonderful outdoor bar with shaded seating areas. What’s more, it can be reached from the property’s second gate entrance and offers space for parking, so the possibilities are many. Finally, in addition to four bedroom suites, this luxurious one-level home – a villa in the true sense of the word – also boasts a little apartment with independent access that could be used as a granny flat, staff quarters or guest accommodation as it is fitted to the same standards as the main house and also has a pretty little courtyard terrace ringed by fruit plants. The property as a whole has a wonderful distribution flow that allows the various parts to be easily linked while maintaining a sense of intimacy and offering lots of space without ever seeming cavernous. From an exotic ugly duckling in a lovely private spot, this villa has been transformed into a contemporary home with timeless appeal. i www.marbella-estates.com

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MAD ABOUT PIGMENTS Pigments are generally considered ‘the next step up’ for women who seriously like to play with their make-up. Eyeshadow palettes are tried, tested and loved by now and while it is true that we continue to go ga-ga over eyeshadow collections with names like Naked, Caramel Melange or Sweet Peach, those after a more dramatic look are starting to play with pigments. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS WHAT ARE PIGMENTS?

Pigments basically comprise a powdered, rich-coloured form of eyeshadow. As they can be messy, many clients forego them altogether, but if you have the right equipment, it all becomes as easy as any other form of colouring the eye. Pigments come in many forms today, as well, so novices can start with something like Urban Decay’s pressed pigment product (Moondust is the collection to go for), before moving on to big girl/guy stuff, as are MAC’s metallic pigments.

WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED? You will need a short-bristled eyeshadow brush (unless you prefer to use your fingers, which many people do), your bottle of pigments or pressed pigments, glitter glue (we suggest Too Faced’s glitter glue for guaranteed all-day wear), and a setting spray (something like MAC’s Fix Plus or Make Up For Ever’s Mist & Fix Sealer. If you’re on a budget, forget the spray but by no means forego the glitter glue.

PREPPING THE EYE

One reason pigments can fall off is a lack of preparation. Oily lids in particular, and hooded lids, can be particularly prone to pigment loss. Therefore, priming the eye is key. We suggest a blend of normal eye primer (for the parts of the lid that will not hold the pigment) and glitter glue (for any area of the eye the pigment will

be placed on). Before using a primer, make sure the eye area is clean as per your usual beauty routine.

APPLYING THE PIGMENT

There are two ways to do this. One is to use the fingers; just rub your finger over the pressed pigment and apply to the eye in dabbing motions. If your pigment product is powdery and not pressed, then you will need a brush. Dab your brush into the pigment (pressed or powder) then spray your brush slightly with the MAC or MUFE products mentioned above. This will really make the colour ‘pop’ and also set the pigment nicely on your eyelid. Some people use just the glitter glue and don’t bother with the spray, yet for really vivid colour, the spray is a good idea. Prior to even adding the pigment, apply the rest of the colour to your eyelid (your transition shade on the crease and contour shade on the outer corner of your eye). The pigment should be the very last thing you apply to the eye, since you don’t want darker product falling onto the pigment and leading it to lose its shine.

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Try Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow – it is a super metallic, shimmery liquid product that totally bypasses the need for glitter glue, mixing mediums, etc., yet it is super opaque and longlasting. Bronzed Bell is my favourite shade, though there are many to choose from.

WHAT ARE THE HOTTEST PIGMENTED PRODUCTS OUT THERE?

Urban Decay’s Moondust would have to be the hottest seller at the moment, though some reviews indicate that the product can fall out (perhaps the reviewers did not use glitter glue) and others that the colours are not opaque enough. Great dupe products are KIKO Cosmetics pigments, which go on smoothly and last quite a few hours despite their affordable price. MAC has an amazing array of pigments, both pressed and in powder form. For the ultimate metallic look, go for their bronze or golden shades, and in the

summer, be a bit adventurous and try out blue, purple or green.

WHERE TO SHOP?

Sephora and El Corte Inglés are my favourite places to find the hottest products by companies such as Too Faced, Urban Decay or Kat Von D. By the way, if you’re not quite ready to jump to pigment level yet, play around with the richly pigmented palettes by Too Faced. These include their classic Chocolate Bar and Chocolate Bon Bons. Their shades are rich and, best of all, they smell like chocolate! Don’t believe me? Try them out! e

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Why everyone’s talking about the Arques ‘Aesthetic Medicine’ Clinic Arques seems to be the name on nearly everyone’s eye-catching lips in Marbella and surrounding areas when it comes to recommending a leading-edge beauty and anti-ageing clinic. And its reputation resonates way beyond The Golden Triangle. Arques’ advanced treatments for such conditions as obesity, skin ageing, wrinkles, cellulite, varicose veins and other age-related and lifestyle conditions is now attracting patients from over 30 countries.

So the clinic’s ‘Responsible Aesthetic Medicines’ are based on new techniques that fight these influences and wherever possible prevent them from happening. In many cases, the clinic asserts that it can not only prevent the signs of ageing but can even reverse them. The techniques to do so are surprising.

“We offer the world’s most innovative cosmetic techniques plus exquisite modern facilities”

“I feel really proud of our commitment to social responsibility, an approach shared by every member of our team,” he said “We are very gratified to be able to earmark a percentage of our profits to various foundations to help the needy.

So what’s the secret? “We believe that the real revolution is quite simple,” explained the clinic’s principle, Dr Arques “We offer the world’s most innovative cosmetic techniques plus exquisite modern facilities, including a spa environment, a relaxed and harmonious setting and a very professional service. Added to that we source with great care the world’s number one laboratory products and we obtain the most competitive prices to pass on to our patients. We constantly seek the latest tried and tested scientific advances to ensure the quality we offer is always the best you can obtain anywhere in the world.” "Our joint objective then, as it continues to be is to use the latest and most effective aesthetic medicine in a responsible way so that results are totally natural.” “Unfortunately the signs of aging are increasing all around us,” said Dr Arques. “They reflect our current lifestyle: our inadequate diet, lack of exercise and sports practice, lack of oxygen, work and home pressures, pollution, and not least, the sun’s damaging ultra-violet rays.”

Pride in Awards

“Among our other awards, the two most desirable were when we were in competition with an international field and came out top for aesthetic medicine and for responsible innovation in our sector.” For further information about the Arques Medical Clinic or to make an appointment, email: info@arquesclinic.com

+34 662 408 408 C/ Ramón Areces S/N Complejo Marina Banús Bloque 3, local 29 Puerto Banús www.arquesclinic.com · info@arquesclinic.com arquesclinic

Full details of those treatment are on the clinic’s website www.arquesclinic.com/en Doctor is qualified as aesthetic doctor in the U.K., is registered with the GMC and is also an associate member of the Royal College of General Practitioners


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MAGIC METALLICS

These tones make for a shiny yet more subtle look than that given by glitter. Best of all, they go with nearly all the colours in your wardrobe!

With so many parties, both poolside and indoors, you had better ensure your nails are in tiptop condition. Marisa Cutillas brings you just a few looks you can experiment with in the summer:

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Nail Trends TWO TONED NAILS: Thai dye has made a big fashion statement in the past and we continue to find inspiration in two-toned styles. Use two similar coloured polishes and make sure the change between one tone and the next is gradual.

WHITE OR CREAM-COLOURED NAILS: Pardon us if this reminds you of the white-out you used to paint your nails with at school! White, cream and very light shades will be big, and we can’t be more pleased since they definitely show off a tan better than darker tones.

MATTE NAILS: This look was big in the winter but it will continue to be favoured this summer. Opt for bright, bold hues, and by all means put your top coat away for next time.

GLITTER: continues to be the look to go for if you are a bold and fashion forward thinking girl. The key lies in subtlety; use just a few specks of sparle to highlight small areas of the nail.

STRIPES

Add stripey details to the tip or centre of your nails for a more casual look.

NUDES

Purchase a nail polish which is as close as possible to your natural skin tone, for an earthy look.

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ULTIMATE BEACH BODY

Marina is a 21-year-old woman who had a secret she would only share with those closest to her: she was embarrassed about appearing in a bikini, something that caused her anguish considering that life on the Coast seems to revolve around beach and pool parties at the chicest beach clubs. Marina turned to Dr. Alexander Aslani, Founder and Director of Cirumed Clinic in Marbella and Head of the Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Quirónsalud Hospitals in Málaga and Marbella. Dr. Aslani is colloquially referred to as the ‘Butt King’, owing to his specialization in Brazilian butt lifts, though the doctor carries out everything from breast surgery to liposuction on daily basis. Dr. Aslani suggested ‘the beach-body package’ to Marina. This package both augments the breasts with ultra-lite B-Lite implants, and increases the volume in the buttock/hip area via fat grafting/fat transfer. Fat transfer involves obtaining fat from one area (such as the hips, belly or back), cleansing the fat and injecting it back into required areas. Through the doctor’s technique and artistry, volume is inserted as needed for a beautiful, natural effect. Many people assume that a butt lift or augmentation involves the use of an implant but sometimes, just fat transfer will do. When necessary, implants are used alongside fat grafting. Another special part of Marina’s procedure involved the use of B-Lite implants; these implants are so special because they contain a cutting-edge technology which enable them to deliver volume, at a significantly reduced (30 per cent less) weight. Says Marina, “The B-Lite gel has a reduced density… The lighter implant reduces the stress on soft tissues associated with traditional, heavier implants which is a huge advantage when considering the long-term use of implants.” The magical ingredient in the implant is microspheres (tiny hollow spheres which are suspended in the cohesive gel). In addition to implants, Dr. Aslani also used fat grafts, to shape the breasts in a more natural fashion. “Fat grafting enables the creation of a more natural looking cleavage,” says Marina, whose photographs in a fashionable black trikini are testimony to her words. Marina has now the body she always dreamed of. She beams as she tells me of her experience, saying, “It is true… a big change like this can actually be low-drama and take little time to recover from… that was my experience.” What most strikes me about her figure is her tiny waist and beautiful curves, thanks to her rounded hips and D-cup breasts. “The tiny waist was something I never imagined I would have,” Marina says, “It was made possible thanks to liposuction.” Her curvy new body means that Marina has practically had to do away with her old clothing. “I used to dress to hide my waist and back fat,” she concedes, “It feels so good to buy fitting clothing that shows off my new figure, this new combination surgery is an absolute winner for a summer body.” She only has a tiny scar beneath the breast, invisible because of its location and set to fade as the months go by. Marina admits that although most of her friends are flabbergasted by her banging body, “Some friends thought I shouldn’t have to change.” Of course, plastic surgery is ultimately a personal choice and one that should be made with one’s own values and considerations. “I had such a complex about being seen in a bikini or swimsuit,” says Marina. In the hands of a skilled surgeon like Dr. Aslani, there are only positive results to look forward to; this becomes crystal clear after speaking to Marina for a few minutes.

At this point, we should probably let you in on a little secret: Marina is a Patient Aftercare Manager at Cirumed. She gets a little emotional as she tells me that undergoing surgery has made her much more helpful to the Clinic’s patients. “I can give them tips, answer every question, since I’ve been through the process myself.” She can also assure her patients of how vastly her quality of life has improved since her decision to make a change. Her excitement about showing off her best self in the upcoming bikini season is certainly as infectious as it is inspirational.


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Z THE 17 DAY DIET: Dr. Mike Moreno, author of the book The 17 Day Diet, claims that the biggest obstacles to weight loss are plateaus, which occur after around three weeks of dieting. Moreno alleges that the body starts burning less energy when we diet for too long, and it is best to diet for just 17 days. Moreno divides this diet into four phases: the first is meant to trigger rapid weight loss via the elimination of all simple carbs, the second involves alternating high- and lower-cal days to eliminate fat, the third brings healthy starches back to your plate and the fourth involves maintenance. Z THE BODY FAT SOLUTION: This common-sense diet, which you can learn more about on the website www.burnthefatinnercirle.com, is based on the premise that if there are psychological and emotional reasons why you are overeating or eating the wrong foods, you will never lose and keep weight off for good. In addition to providing excellent recipes on healthy foods, the creator, personal trainer Tom Venuto, believes in activities such as visualisation, reaffirmation and mental exercises, to help one identify and remove obstacles to diet success.

Z APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Research has shown that apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss and Type II diabetes. This simple, affordable ingredient, recommended by Oprah’s Dr. Mehmet Oz, involves sipping two tablespoons of dilute apple cider vinegar two times a day (with your main meals) for weight loss of approximately 1.5kg in 12 weeks. Z TEATOXING: Detoxifying with the help of herbal teas can cut down bloating and aid your weight loss efforts, since the process also involves cutting out processed foods, alcohol, gluten and sugar, which is bound to have positive effects. Avoid coffee and take ginger or dandelion tea in the morning with a healthy oatmeal and fruit breakfast. Have a healthy soup or stew with fennel seed ginger tea for lunch. In the afternoon, sip on oolong tea to pick up your energy levels. Avoid carbs at dinner time, opting for fish or chicken and a salad. Finally, enjoy a cup of milk thistle tea to promote healthy liver, gallbladder and kidney functioning. There are specialised products which can aid you in your teatoxing efforts. These include Holland & Barrett’s magnificent Bootea 14-Day

Teatox, which contains a potent blend of ginger, dandelion, burdock, valerian and peppermint. Z VEGANISM: Large-scale studies have shown that the vegan diet is most likely the best for losing and keeping off weight. Veganism is also a responsible way to live, considering the fact that the meat industry is one of the Planet’s biggest pollutants, and that the world demand for meat is much larger than the supply. If you opt for veganism or vegetarianism, try to stick to organic products, which are free of pesticides and heavy metals. Organic foods have

also been found to contain more antioxidants. Z CLEAN EATING: This trend centres on foods which are unprocessed and free of additives, refined sugars and preservatives. The aim is to lighten the body’s toxic load rather than to lose weight per se. Clean eating is part of the larger ‘Clean Living’ movement, which also stresses the need to avoid synthetic skincare, make-up and nail products, which can contain harmful ingredients such as parabens, toluene and even formaldehyde. e

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NEW WEIGHT LOSS TRENDS that May Actually be Worth the Hype

As the bikini season is upon us, we suggest some programs for losing a few kilos to look our bikini/Speedo best. Marisa Cutillas brings you a few of the hottest diet trends.

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TREATING PAIN

WITHOUT DRUGS Over 50 per cent of adults suffer some sort of pain (including neck, back and joint pain), yet doctors are sometimes a little too quick to prescribe opioid medications, which are addictive and can have a host of side-effects. Dr. Mercola (founder of one of the world’s most visited websites) suggests that scientifically proven pain relief options be relied upon more, to reduce the current opioid epidemic. Tried-and-tested methods include acupuncture (often used to treat chronic pain), massage therapy (great for muscle and bone pain, headaches, spinal pain and fibromyalgia), relaxation techniques (including meditation and pranayamic breathing) and exercise (aerobics, flexibility and stretching exercises can help strengthen muscles, therefore providing greater support for the spine and joints). i www.mercola.com

PROTECT YOUR BRAIN

with Blueberries!

New research indicates that blueberries protect the brain from oxidative stress, thus helping keep neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s at bay. In one study, older rats were fed blueberries then given memory tests. They scored as well as younger rats, in contrast to a control group that was not fed the delicious fruit. The secret, is seems, is anthocyanin: a powerful flavonoid that penetrates the striatum (responsible for memory and motor function). A diet rich in blueberries can help lower brain cell loss and fight learning disabilities, memory problems and motor coordination issues. One punnet a day is recommended, so make sure to purchase an organic variety at your local fruit shop.

How Ketones

CAN HELP PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE A study published in the journal Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience has shown that a ketogenic diet (low-carb, high-protein) holds great promise in fighting Alzheimer’s disease. The latter is increasingly being referred to as a ‘Type III’ form of diabetes, spurred on by diets which are too high in unhealthy sugar. In effect, the brain metabolises ketones for energy when access to glucose is low, obtaining all the nourishment it needs without the need for sugar. Doctors are increasingly noting that although Alzheimer’s has multiple causes, the common thread uniting them is metabolic dysfunction. Interestingly, markers of improper metabolic functioning (such as diabetes, high cholesterol and inflammation) are all considered risk factors for Alzheimer’s.

INSOMNIA, DAYTIME SLEEPINESS AND SLEEPWALKING

THE BIGGEST SLEEPRELATED PROBLEMS The Xanit Hospital in Benalmádena recently informed the press that the three biggest problems affecting people in Spain with respect to sleep, are insomnia, daytime sleepiness and sleepwalking. Instead of putting up with these conditions, they say, it is vital to be diagnosed and treated, since those who sleep well tend to have a lower risk of suffering from hypertension, diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases. Symptoms of poor sleep include feeling tired throughout the day, headaches, dry mouth and day sleepiness. For better sleep, try to establish regular hours for going to bed, and avoid drinking or consuming stimulant foods (such as coffee) for at least four hours before sleeping. i www.vithas.es

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very year, more than 500,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and over 250,000 die from the disease. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is now a well-established cause of cervical cancer and, globally, millions are infected with the virus. The majority of these deaths occur in less developed nations and practically all cases are caused by a persistent HPV infection. Available vaccines, which include Cervarix, protect against two viruses: HPV 16 and 18, which are responsible for around 70 per cent of all cervical cancer cases. Currently, in Spain, two doses are administered to female children aged 11 to 12 over a six-month period as part of the national vaccine calendar, though the vaccine is approved for females aged nine and above. It is important to administer the vaccine before children become sexually active. Another vaccine, Gardasil, can also be given to male children, to prevent genital warts and related diseases such as anal cancer. Despite the fact that the World Health Organisation and various

European and American health agencies have recommended the vaccine, however, it continues to be questioned, with some alleging that it has dangerous side-effects and others that it is inefficient.

WHAT IS THE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV)? This virus is passed by sexual contact (genital, anal and oral). Penetration is not necessary for contagion to take place; skin-toskin contact is all that is required. There are over 150 different HPV types, of which at least 13 can cause cancer. Other types which are non-cancerous can nevertheless cause genital warts and respiratory papillomatosis, which causes wartlike growths in the upper airways, resulting in airway obstruction or voice changes. The virus sometimes causes no symptoms at all, yet it can persist and cause cancer. The HPV virus is actually the second leading cause of cancer, after tobacco (despite the fact that most types of HPV do not actually cause cancer).

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HPV? The body’s own immunity normally defeats the virus before it creates warts, though when these do appear, they can do so in various areas, depending on the type of HPV involved (warts can be genital, common, plantar or flat). HPV can cause cervical cancer, which shows no signs or symptoms in early stages. Over time, precancerous lesions can grow, so it is vital to have regular pap smear tests to detect precancerous changes in the cervix. Ask your gynecologist about how often you should have these tests (frequency will vary between three and five years depending on your age). Women over the age of 65 can generally stop having the tests done if they have had three normal pap smear tests in a row.

cells. Although the vaccines are currently claimed to have a 70 per cent efficiency rate, scientists are working on achieving 90 per cent protection. The effects of the virus last for 10 years, covering the greatest period of possible exposure to the virus. As is the case with most vaccines, the HPV vaccines have attracted their share of criticism. Proponents note that there are 45 million female children who have been administered the vaccine, and side-effects described are minimal, including fever, nausea and dizziness. There are claims however that link the vaccine with inducing comas or suffering paralysis. As with all vaccines taken voluntarily, it is advisable to undertake some extensive research before administration.

HOW TO PREVENT THE HPV HOW DO THE HPV VACCINES WORK? The vaccines work similarly to others (such as the meningitis-B vaccine). Proteins are taken from the surface of the virus, though none of the inner structure is included. Once injected into the system, the body recognises the virus, subsequently generating antibodies against these proteins. The antibodies attack the virus when coming into contact with it, stopping it from entering

The only way to be 100 per cent sure that one won’t contract the virus is via sexual abstinence. Condoms can significantly reduce the infection rate if worn at all times, though it is vital to remember that HPV is a skin-to-skin infection, so that even with physical protection, contagion is still possible. Having good health and a robust immune system are important factors in avoiding contracting cancer. e

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INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AGENCY LANDS ON THE COAST International Entertainment Agency has set up a new operation in Marbella to serve their clients’ expanding needs. The company feels that Marbella should have the recognition it deserves, as a world class destination for performances by the biggest names in music. The Marbella team specialises in securing choice artists for private parties, corporate events and concert performances in Marbella and throughout Spain. They aim to create exciting year-round live performances in Marbella. i Further information,

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THE ULTIMATE RETREAT WITH FINCA CORTESIN’S PRIVATE VILLAS As one of Europe’s most exquisite hotels, Finca Cortesin gives guests the space to properly unwind. Alongside their 67 suites, the award-winning Spanish hotel also offers private villas within the estate, all designed with the same bright, bold interiors and enjoying south facing views. Andalusian in style and architecture, each luxury villa comprises four en-suite bedrooms, a living room, marble bathrooms and a fully furnished kitchen. The surrounds include a beautiful outdoor terraced area, Mediterranean garden and private plunge pool. Breakfast is included at El Jardin de Lutz and guests are perfectly primed to dip in and out of the hotel’s world-class facilities, which include three swimming pools, a Championship golf course and Thai spa. i Further information, www.fincacortesin.com/suites/private-villa 120 / JUNE 2017 ESSENTIALMAGAZINE.COM

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MARBELLA LUXURY WEEKEND – SEVENTH EDITION The seventh edition of the Marbella Luxury weekend will fill our town with glamour once again, from June 2 to 4. Featuring a concentration of top brands in accessories, jewellery, watches, boats, cars and fashion, in Puerto Banús and Marbella. In addition to all the activities on the Port, Michelin-starred restaurants will be preparing special limited edition menus. i For further information and a full programme of events, www.marbellaluxuryweekend.com

CARE DAY AT DOUBLETREE BY HILTON RESORT & SPA RESERVA DEL HIGUERÓN The third edition of CARE DAY took place recently at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higuerón Hotel. José Navas (General Manager) welcomed around 1,800 people to the event, presenting the latest news and happenings. Novelties include the new Arara Bistro Bar by Diego Gallegos and Akira Restaurant (featuring cuisine with Brazilian, Peruvian and Spanish touches), new works lined up for the padel courts and sports facilities, a new grandstand for presentations and events, new sporting activities (including Sup Pilates in swimming pools), the Mind Company Sport Method to increase productivity, and Institution 59 – aiming to promote exercise and healthy habits in less than 59 minutes a day. i www.reservadelhigueronresort.com

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MARBELLA PLASTIC SURGEONS OPERATE ON AFRICA’S POOREST Ocean Clinic Marbella teamed with two local charitable organisations to carry out life-changing surgery on 25 children and adults in Kenya in April. The clinic sent a team of six medical staff, led by Head Surgeon Dr. Kai Kaye, as part of its on-going mission to 'give back'. Dr. Kaye said: “It is necessary to give back and I have the skills and means to do so. At some point in life you have to put things in perspective and ask yourself if you can plant your own little grassroots to help, even on a small scale. I can change lives in Kenya and have much more impact than I can here in Spain, where nobody lacks basic medical services or care. I call it part of our social responsibility.” The five-day Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Camp, followed a similar mission organised in Lamu, Kenya last year, and a trip to Peru in 2013. This year, the team was able to assess 70 patients with medical conditions ranging from congenital malformations, tumours, burns and scars. i To support the campaign or for

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UNITED NATIONALITIES OF MARBELLA SUMMIT 2017 The United Nationalities of Marbella, organised by Nicole King and televised via RTV Marbella Now, took place for the second year in a row, with the aim of uniting all nationalities living here and giving residents a voice to identify issues in Marbella and search for solutions together. There were three sessions covering different themes: • Young Children and Parents – Education, protecting the planet, bilingualism and cultural identity • Teenagers – Things to do, further education and careers and integration with the Spanish community • Over 70s – Health care, nursing support, isolation, pensions and estate planning Afterwards, attendees enjoyed a networking lunch, to continue discussions and make new contacts. i www.rtvmarbellanow.com

DENTAL DETOX AT OASIS DENTAL CLINIC IN MARBELLA Dental amalgam fillings, also called silver mercury fillings, are nonaesthetic and there has been continued concern that prolonged exposure to mercury vapour released from dental amalgam fillings represents a real risk to patient’s health. Mercury is known to have damaging effects on the kidneys, central nervous system and cardiovascular system. However, cutting amalgam can increase mercury exposure for patients. Hence, safe protocols for dental amalgam removal should be followed to minimise risks. The Oasis Dental Clinic is proud to adopt the latest recommendations to ensure the optimal health of their patients and staff and offer a full consultation and personal advice if you are thinking of replacing your amalgam fillings. i www.oasisdentalmarbella.com

NEW CUDECA FURNITURE CHARITY SHOP OPENS Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice recently inaugurated its new Charity Furniture Shop in Arroyo de la Miel (Benalmádena). Officials from Benalmádena Ayuntamiento who attended the event included Alicia Laddaga, Health Councillor; Irene Díaz, Social Welfare Councillor; Enrique García, Housing Councillor; and Ana Scherman, Trade and Foreign Affairs Councillor. Also present from Cudeca were Joan Hunt, Rafael Olalla, Daniel Beaudet, Maria del Carmen and volunteers. The new store is located on Calle Sierramar next to the existing Cudeca Artesano Shop. It will be the third charity shop in Arroyo and brings the total to 19 for the Hospice Charity throughout the province. On sale will be semi-new furniture and decorative items at bargain prices. g For those wishing to donate good condition furniture

or other items, a collection system has been set up on Tel: 670 211 028. www.cudeca.org

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THE GIBRALTAR WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL TAKES THE ROCK For this year’s Gibraltar World Music Festival, the organisers have decided to go beyond the music and the festival itself to introduce the BRIGHTMED, whose aim is to celebrate the value of living in harmony. BrightMed events will take place from June 6 to 8 and will include The BrightMed International Conference, The BrightMed Film Festival, talks led by Peace Leaders, performances by various artists and musicians, and much more. The theme of this year’s GWMF is UPRISING, which further illustrates the BrightMed concept. As per every edition, GWMF will arrange a Street Party open to the people of Gibraltar, called AFREEKA, at Commonwealth Park and concerts at the St Michael’s cave. Featured artists include Bassekou Kouyate, Yossi Fine and Gili Yalo. g Concert tickets available at 92 Irish Town and on

As the sun set over the Mediterranean recently, 10 special needs children modelled clothes from Martina Babies and Kids and T-shirts of their own design, at El Octógono beach club in Sotogrande. Olivia Alexandra Wang, Natasha Bacarese-Hamilton and Laura de Lathauwer (14) from Sotogrande International School organised a charity dinner called Discover the Differences to increase awareness for children with special needs and dyslexia. Through tickets sales and a silent auction they raised €4.500, which they will divide between CADI (Centro de Atención a la Diversidad Infantil), a non-profit organisation that provides educational and recreational actives for children with special needs, and the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group.

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CHILDREN HELPING OTHERS IN NEED

RADIANT YOGA OFFERS FREE CLASSES AT OPEN DAY Radiant Yoga Marbella, an innovative dedicated yoga studio in Marbella, is entering its fourth year of operation with a host of exciting news and offers starting with an Open Day on Saturday, June 3. At the inspirational Open Day, Radiant’s devotees and newcomers alike can sample an exciting array of yoga styles including Rocket Ashtanga, Yin Yang Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Hot Strala Yoga, free of charge. Guests can breathe in the serene and energising ambience of the recently revamped yoga studio, shop for beautiful yoga clothing and enjoy a selection of healthy and appetising Ayurveda-inspired food and drinks served throughout the day. The Open Day will feature the launch and a reading from spiritual book, The Light, A Book of Knowing, along with a powerful Sound Bath Gong Meditation. The event will also be raising money for the David Toms Support Fund. i Further

information, www.yoga-in-marbella.net

CONSTRUCTION AT PALO ALTO MARBELLA Grupo Avintia, a mid-sized, diversified group has been contracted to construct Palo Alto, Ojén Marbella. Round Hill Capital, development company of the project, formalised the contract with Avintia on April 21. Work is commencing on Phase One now with completion due at the end of 2018 and the first residents are expected to move in shortly afterwards. Palo Alto, designed by prestigious, award-winning architecture studio Villarroel Torrico, is built on 50 hectares and offers a selection of spacious apartments, penthouses and villas in a low-density residential area. i www.paloaltomarbella.com

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GIB CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT 2017 On June 13, Gibraltar will be hosting its first Cyber Security Summit on board the luxurious Sunborn yacht, in association with the Royal Gibraltar Police and attended by a wide range of specialist speakers from the cyber security world. The speakers will come from public and private cyber security organisations as well as government and police representatives along with the National Crime Agency, FBI, GCHQ and Europol. The event is for businesses, as well as individuals who want to avoid serious hacking. The day will consist of presentations, video shows, hack demonstrations, advice, best practice solutions, dark web, exhibition stands from specialist companies, lunch, refreshments, cocktails and entertainment. i www.gibcyber.com

HARD ROCK CAFÉ MARBELLA DONATES €900 TO BIOPARC FUENGIROLA Hard Rock Café Marbella recently signed an agreement with Bioparc Fuengirola to help defend the Planet’s threatened feline species. Hard Rock Marbella has donated €900, to help the park support projects in which it participates throughout the world. The tiger, the largest cat in the world, is sadly very close to extinction. Of the nine subspecies of tigers that existed in the 20th century, three have totally disappeared: the tiger of Bali, the tiger of Java and the Persian tiger. The six remaining subspecies are all in danger of extinction, with the Sumatran tiger facing the most critical situation with only 300 remaining in the wild. Poaching is the main threat. i www.bioparcfuengirola.es

PHYSIOSALUD BRINGS REVOLUTIONARY TAOS 360º THERAPY TO THE COAST If you are looking to broaden your horizons when it comes to massage, it might be time for you to consider TAOS 360° Therapy, now available thanks to Physiosalud. Blending several therapeutic approaches such as Thai massage principles (stretching-based therapy, long considered a medical treatment in Thailand) and Shiatsu points (deep-pressure and acu-point work to stimulate the body’s energy), the massage puts your body through a series of stretches balancing the system by limbering joints and loosening muscles through movement and strategic pressure. g Tel: 606 811 459.

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CRUZCAMPO PRESENTS GLUTEN-FREE BEER AT ABASTOS & VIANDAS Marbella’s newest gourmet market, Abastos & Viandas, recently hosted the presentation of Cruzcampo’s brand new gluten-free beer. The event, organised by Marketing specialists Elena Zedlitz and Felipe Pablo Romero, was attended by the managers of the gourmet market, as well as the activation manager of Heineken España in Eastern Andalucía. The new beer is a godsend for beer lovers who, owing to celiac disease, are often deprived of their favourite delight. Head for the market yourself and sample its refreshing goodness. i www.abastosyviandas.com

MY GUIDE – THE NEW BRAND NAME FOR MY DESTINATION My Guide is the brand new name of the global online guide network previously known as My Destination, with My Guide Marbella replacing the former My Destination Marbella website. The new My Guide brand name and logo reflects the company’s strategy to offer the most insightful online guides, driven by local experts ‘in the know’, and supports the planned introduction of new functionality to enable users to personalise their research and create their own My Guide's when visiting the websites which can be shared with friends and family. Congratulations are also due to the company, currently celebrating 10 years in the business. i www.myguidemarbella.com 126 / JUNE 2017 ESSENTIALMAGAZINE.COM

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NEW TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE UNIT AT THE VITHAS XANIT INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL Vithas Xanit International Hospital in BenalmĂĄdena recently signed an agreement with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Wenzhou, under which two specialists from this venerable institution are to offer acupuncture and traditional Chinese massage at the Vithas Xanit. Over the coming months, the hospital will be expanding the Traditional Chinese Medicine Unit to provide new specialities and services. i www.xanit.es

10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER UK Every year, those with a giving spirit gather together for a lovely dinner, held to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK. This year marks the 10th anniversary for the event, which will be held at Villa Tiberio Restaurant on the Golden Mile in Marbella, on June 11 at 7:30pm, featuring an excellent al fresco dinner and entertainment from London’s West End and from the Coast. g For tickets, contact Villa

Tiberio on Tel: 952 771 799 or send an email to: caroline.randerson@hotmail.co.uk

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CIRUMED WINS RECOMMENDATION AWARD AS INTERNATIONAL COSMETIC SURGERY CLINIC OF THE YEAR At this year’s International Medical Travel Summit, Cirumed Clinic achieved the Recommendation Award as International Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of the Year. Jenny, Cirumed’s Chief Patient Care Coordinator, travelled to Croatia to attend the Gala and receive the trophy. Cirumed was awarded based on their outstanding achievements and experience in offering highly specialised body contouring procedures, especially Brazilian butt lift surgery, to out-of-town patients, mainly from Northern European countries and the UK. Dr. Aslani and his team from Cirumed Clinic specialise in this operation, currently performing over 500 large volume fat grafting procedures every year. The award honoured Cirumed’s achievements in making this surgery available to patients in Europe, delivering maximum quality results and offering top standards in safety. i www.cirumed.es

GASTROMÍA: CHEF TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES Gastromía Benahavís 2017 and Chef Training US have signed an agreement under which the winner of the Joven Valor Gastromía Benahavís Prize will receive a full scholarship in the United States. The scholarship will include a year’s practical training and a three- or fourmonth contract with an employer in the United States. The recent press conference, held to announce the event, was attended by Chefs and critics, including Leonardo Llorente, Ramiro Gago, management from Albert&Simon, etc. i www.escuelahosteleria.es

NEW LOCAL MATCHMAKING SERVICE IN MARBELLA Matchmakers, Livia Taravella and Valentina Sabatino, recently launched I Love 283, a matchmaking service in Marbella, specialising in local and global introductions. The company offers The Human Touch – a personalised, tailored service in which the team gets to know clients well. Say Livia and Valentina, “We meet with them, talk to them, one-on-one, and learn about their personalities and lives during our ‘Enlightenment Session’. We build our clients’ confidence and readiness for a loving partnership with another person. The magical part begins when we attract intuitive matches based on our client specifications and desires. We spread our team locally and globally to attend high caliber events and networking opportunities to find your potential match. Our clients are then introduced to their potential life partners.” i www.ilove273.com

FIRST STROLL WITH A HAT EVENT IN MARBELLA

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Following in the steps of cities like New York and Barcelona, Marbella hosted its first Stroll with a Hat event, a completely free occasion open to the whole family. There was just one condition to join in: all attendees had to wear a hat! The event is a private initiative formulated by milliner Estibalitz Díaz de Durana, who wished to pay homage to ‘the King of all accessories’: the hat! The first edition was a great success and the organiser is already working on next year’s event.

The President of Broward College, J. David Armstrong Jr., and the founder of The American College in Spain (ACS), Melissa Butler, recently signed an agreement establishing ACS as an ‘International Transfer Center of Broward College’, coinciding with the celebration of The II Broward College Word Conference in Marbella. Through this agreement, when students enroll in Marbella, they will automatically be enrolled in Broward College, which will enable them to transfer directly to other universities in the United States after finishing their first two years of studies in Marbella. i www.americancollegespain.com

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ALLOYGATOR OFFERS PROTECTION FOR WHEELS Safeguard the alloy wheels on your car with Alloygator, a patented wheel protection system represented in more than 50 countries and now available in Andalucía. Alloygator fittings provide a cost-effective and proactive solution against kerb damage and can be applied to most wheel and tyre combinations in a range of colours, enhancing the look of your vehicle. For a

quote or fitting, contact Tel: 689 394 965/ tuvapor@mail.com

EXCLUSIVE TASTING EVENT OF THREE MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNES Moët & Chandon recently hosted a tasting event for members of the press, to present three of the company’s most famous vintages at the Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel. These were Moët Impérial (famed for its fruity seductiveness), Grand Vintage 2008 (said to be the perfect embodiment of the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit) and the Rosé Impérial (a beautiful blend of fruitiness and maturity). i www.moet.com ESSENTIALMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2017 / 129

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ACOOLA Didier Dewyn, Owner of shade and outdoor fashion boutique ACOOLA, is ushering in a dynamic new era for his company, previously known as TipTopShade. ‘By Europeans, for Europeans, with a cool Belgian accent’ is the company’s motto, yet even catchier is the phrase coined by Didier’s young son: ACOOLA Matata. Ultimately, this is exactly what ACOOLA offers: welcoming shade and stylish looks that make it easy to enjoy the best of home life without a worry. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY KEVIN HORN

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COOLA’s predecessor company was TipTopShade, a longstanding business on the Coast, famed for its cutting edge awnings and sail shades. Didier, a successful Belgian lawyer and entrepreneur, has made big changes since taking command, which includes rebranding, opening a lavish showroom and offering stunning outdoor furniture to complement the modern shade, awning and parasol solutions the company has always been known for. “Our new brand, ACOOLA, takes our business beyond just shade solutions. We also offer a wide number of heating, lighting and furniture items, to enable clients to purchase a complete look in which every single detail fits together.” The new name does more than suggest an integrated approach to home comfort; it also indicates the hip, trendy inspirations behind the products and services offered by the company. The website termination (.eu instead of .com), meanwhile, highlights the fact that “ACOOLA is

100 per cent European.” The new showroom, conveniently located in the San Pedro polígono, is another novelty – the perfect way to show clients the stunning high-end sail, pergola and furniture solutions from prestigious European and Belgian firms. “Many of our clients are architects and interior designers,” says Didier, adding, “At our showroom, they can physically see inner components of our items and obtain inspiration.” Indeed, nothing beats viewing the furniture and shade products in person; characteristics such as size, texture and style, are always best appreciated by sight. “Previously, in order for clients to see our items in person, the staff would accompany them to establishments such as the Hotel Puente Romano or Ocean Club, which we have created shade solutions for. It is far more convenient for clients to head directly to our showroom.” Didier points out that the showroom is not a shop; although its doors are always open, it is best

to make an appointment first, so that qualified staff are on hand to show the inner workings and operations of all products. On the day of my visit, I fall in love with the practicality and cutting-edge technology behind products such as Markilux/Brustor design awnings, which open and close at the touch of a button, letting in as little or as much sunlight as you like, at the precise angle of your choice. Absolutely stunning are the parasols by Umbrosa – the Eclipse, for instance, rotates at a 360º angle, allowing you to enjoy total or partial shade from the sun with a touch of a hand. My personal favourite is the Icarus – wing-shaped, as its name would suggest, and fitting in perfectly with a modern sun lounger. The furniture by Extremis is just about as contemporary as you can imagine, with products including floating loungers by Mr Blue Sky – now you really can have an excellent sleep on a comfy bed while floating in the pool – and modular pieces that can continuously be moved around to

give your outdoor space a new, fresh feel. The addition of outdoor furniture to the company’s products reflects Didier’s preference for “thinking in concepts; everything should fit in a home. Shade solutions should complement outdoor furniture to a tee.” ACOOLA also offers stunning heating solutions – if you are sporty or you frequently suffer from muscular pain, just try sitting under the delicious infrared heat of the Dome by Heatsail – it serves as a lamp as well as providing warmth, and is just one of many heating solutions offered by ACOOLA. Feel free to contact Didier and the team if it is time to give new life to your outdoor space and above all, to enjoy refreshing shade even in the hottest of months. g Pol. Industrial San Pedro, Esq. Carril Picaza and C/ Luxemburgo, Nave 30, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 661 030 816. www.acoola.eu

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THE JOURNEY TO THE PRESENT The past ten years have witnessed great changes in the banking world, and ABN AMRO has seen its share. Building on historic Dutch trade links, the bank formed out of the 1991 merger between ABN and the Amro Bank, enjoyed a strong presence around the globe, and by the late 1990s had become an assertive international player. Under the leadership of CEO Rijkman Groenink, it launched an ambitious growth programme aimed at expansion through acquisitions and mergers, one of the largest of which was the intended take-over of the Belgian Generale Bank in 1998. The latter, however, opted for Fortis, which together with the RBS and Banco Santander formed a consortium in 2007 to take over ABN AMRO. By now it was the second largest bank in The Netherlands, eighth in Europe and 15th-largest in the world, with operations in 63 countries across the globe and more than 110,000 employees. Earlier discussions about a merger with

Barclays Bank had led to nothing and now it seemed Fortis would acquire ABN AMRO’s operation in the Benelux, along with its private banking arm, while Banco Santander would take over the subsidiaries in Italy and Brazil, and the RBS would inherit ABN AMRO’s vast global network. At roughly $100 billion, it was the largest bank take-over deal in history. The onset of the global financial crisis revealed how sorely overstretched the consortium was, and ended in the RBS being bailed out by the British government and Fortis split into two halves bailed out by the Dutch and Belgian governments respectively. Only Banco Santander came out of it relatively unscathed, and in 2010 the ABN AMRO Bank was reconstituted out of the Dutch assets and private banking division initially acquired by Fortis. Former Dutch finance minister, Gerrit Zalm, was appointed to restructure the now nationalised company and lead it back to health, which he did admirably to emerge with a streamlined, healthy bank that now has 22,000

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employees and assets of over €400 billion. Moreover, in 2016 it posted an underlying net profit of over €2 billion. By the time Zalm handed over the reins to new CEO Kees van Dijkhuizen, the bank had been relisted on the stock exchange through an IPO. Currently, 30% of ABN AMRO’s shares are privately held but it is expected that the government will be progressively reducing its shareholding in the coming years. ABN AMRO is re-established as a solid, solvent and profitable bank with a clear focus on Europe, where it plays a leading role in retail, investment and private banking, and remains a global leader in commercial and merchant banking thanks to its well-established expertise and networks.

REBOOTING IN MARBELLA The Marbella branch, which falls under the private banking division, has been servicing resident and international clients of ABN AMRO for some time now, and meanwhile has evolved from a representation office to a fully licenced bank in Spain. “As

of yet we don’t perform banking operations and open accounts for our clients here,” says the Director of the Marbella branch, Kurt Looyens. “Above all, this is a service branch where we provide a full support role for our private banking clients.” A firm believer that banks also have a community role to play, Kurt has aligned the branch with the DEBRA charity for children who suffer from the butterfly skin disorder. He also believes that the future of banking is about transparency and an interactive partnership with grassroots business in which talent is nurtured – a philosophy that is embodied by the design of the new premises in Marbella. “As an example, we also link young entrepreneurs with investor clients who are in a position to provide not only funding but also invaluable business guidance to startups.” If you would like to see how ABN AMRO works today, why not drop in for a coffee at the brand-new office on the Golden Mile. i www.abnamroprivatebanking.es

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Most residential property on the Coast has been developed forming part of a community or condominium, which is nothing but a series of assets belonging to two or more owners. The percentage each owner has is called a quota, and will normally be found in one’s property deed. WORDS CRISTINA FALKENBERG

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here will also be a deed describing all the individual properties that form the Community, as well as its assets, called ‘common elements’. This important deed is the Escritura de Otorgamiento de la Propiedad Horizontal, and it often contains the Community Statutes too. Any owner has the right to run for President, as well as for any other of the positions in the Community. All owners have the right to attend meetings, even if they are late on their fees. You always have a right to voice your opinion, but you cannot vote if you are late on your fees. Should you not agree to the fees you are being charged, you may challenge the Community in Court. You may deposit all or part of your fees with the Court for as long as the case lasts and you will not be regarded as a debtor, keeping your right to vote. Should you choose to deposit only part of your fees, you will have to pay the rest to the Community. Alternatively, you may deposit your fees at a Notary though the Notary’s affidavit will only let you withdraw them under certain conditions and it’s

a more costly solution. Under no circumstance can the Community ask you to offer them payment before depositing your fees, as the whole point is that you should be able to challenge Community charges without losing your right to vote. Should a property belong to more than one person, one of them will be appointed to represent the other owners at each meeting. Any owner may appoint a representative of their choice. Companies are always represented by their Directors (in Spanish, ‘administradores’), which in turn may appoint someone to attend in their name. Appointments must always be made in writing and they are specific to each meeting. They may contain instructions, such as asking for a piece of text to be read out and eventually included in the Minutes, or deciding on what to vote upon. Owners may specify, in writing, the address where the Community should be communicating with them, though most will accept receiving e-mails. Notifications and callings of

meetings must be in writing and should contain any information required for an owner to make an informed decision. Often President’s reports skim over relevant facts, accounts are not sufficiently detailed and management reports are positive to excess. As an owner, you should always ask yourself if you really feel you are being given all the relevant facts of what is really going on in your Community, or if you somehow sense you might be missing out on something. Any owner has the right to examine Community documents. The Community is no legal person in itself but an entity jointly owned by all those who have one or more properties in the condo. One often hears the excuse that contracts, estimates, invoices and bank statements contain personal data and hence cannot be shown to owners, let alone giving out copies. This is untrue: these documents do not contain protected personal data but data which relating to people, is however used for commercial or professional purposes and is hence unprotected.

There are limits of course, such as the database with all the personal details of the owners. This said, ownership of each property is publicly available information always; just as is the list of debtors which must be made known with each calling of a General Meeting. Any owner may ask for one or more points to be included on the Agenda. This must be done by asking the President in writing before the Calling is sent out. If e-mail is the way in which the Community communicates with an owner, the Community may not demand the Owner writes to them in any other particular form. Points not included on the Agenda may not be voted upon, but may be debated under ‘any other business’. At meetings you are free to abstain from voting, though abstentions will count as going along with the majority. If you didn’t attend — present or represented – or, having attended, you chose to reserve your vote (technically called ‘salvar el voto’) you may cast your vote by writing to the Community Secretary in the 30 calendar days after having received the Minutes. e

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FOREIGNER PLAYS THE PUENTE ROMANO TENNIS CLUB ON JUNE 11

I Want to Know What Love Is, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Juke Box Hero, Hot Blooded and Feels Like the First Time are songs that make up the soundtrack of our lives, especially those of us who have grown up in the 1980s. Foreigner, who has brought memorable songs to radios and jukeboxes across the globe, will be lighting Marbella up with a magnificent concert on June 11, at the Puente Romano Beach Resort’s famous Tennis Club, the backdrop for many top international concerts over the years.

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he concert is part of Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary 2017 Tour, which will see them perform across Europe. The tour will start with a unique orchestral event in Lucerne, Switzerland on May 20-21, featuring the 21st Century Orchestra. After that, the band will be bringing their unforgettable anthems to various European countries. Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the best rock bands of all time, boasting 10 multi-platinum albums and no less than 16 Top 30 hits. Their total album sales amount to €75 million, and just two years ago, the band celebrated a milestone when six of their iconic anthems received gold and platinum digital certification by the Recording Industry Association of America,

signifying 500,0000 and 1,000,000 downloads of Foreigner songs, respectively. The band recently released a new 10”, four-track EP entitled The Flame Still Burns, featuring the songs The Flame Still Burns, Feels Like the First Time, Long, Long Way from Home and Juke Box Hero. The heart and soul of Foreigner is undoubtedly lead guitarist Mick Jones, a true visionary famed for his indelible guitar hooks, stylistic songwriting and multilayered talent. Joining him will be lead vocalist, Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist, Jeff Pilson and multiinstrumentalist, Tom Gimbel. In the year 2013, Mick Jones was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition to creating hits for Foreigner, Jones has also

written songs such as Bad Love with Eric Clapton and Dreamer with Ozzy Osbourne, and produced many albums for other famed artists, including Billy Joel’s Storm Front and Van Halen’s 5150. In 2015, Foreigner showed that its components still know how to give a knockout show, when the band joined Kid Rock on a tour, wowing the audience at numerous amphitheaters across the United States. They also gave a one-off gig at The Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Centre, to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. In the same year, they partnered with Ford’s Drive For UR School campaign, in which Ford donated funds to the promotion of successful highschool choirs, allowing winners the chance to join

Foreigner on stage. In May, 2016, Foreigner released a double album entitled The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, which covered the band’s four-decadeslong history. The album surprised fans with new songs, as well as treasured hits. There are various seating options for those wishing to attend this month’s concert at the Puente Romano Tennis Club, with prices ranging from €35 to €275 per ticket. Relive some of the most treasured memories of your life in this oneof-a-kind concert, a true marriage of iconic songs and unequalled musical talent. Don’t forget – the show starts at 9pm! i For tickets, www.crazymusicproductions.com

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GLAMOUR, MUSICAL STARS AND LOTS OF EXCITEMENT AT OCEAN CLUB’S WHITE & SILVER OPENING PARTY

Ocean Club Marbella opened its 10th season with its traditional White & Silver Opening Party, which is one of Marbella’s most anticipated events in the agenda of music and luxury lovers. The party welcomed international stars like Music Has No Limits, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga and a huge surprise: British R&B singer, Craig David. More than 1,600 guests attended, many of whom changed their travel plans to be there. The reason was quite simple: Ocean Club Marbella’s opening night has become a must-go event for many who enjoy in its exclusive setting, frontline on the Mediterranean. A spectacular show of light, fire and water was the stage for acrobatics and dancing at a party that lasted from 7pm to 2am. i www.oceanclub.es

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ANTIMA AND NORDICA OPEN HOUSE VILLA ROSEWOOD

Antima and Nordica Invest recently invited clients, friends and members of the media to the Open House of Villa Rosewood, a stunning luxury home overlooking Los Naranjos Golf, with five bedrooms and beautifully crafted furniture. Guests marvelled at the design while enjoying a lovely cocktail party. i www.antima.no www.nordicasalesandrentalsmarbella.com

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ASCARI 15TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE GRAN MELIÁ RESORT DON PEPE

The Gran Meliá Don Pepe was the perfect location for the celebration of Ascari’s 15th anniversary. The race resort allows speed lovers to enjoy a fast day out on the track – the longest one in Spain – and live life on the edge. Congratulations to Klass Zwart and the Acari team are in order!   i www.ascari.net

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LA MERIDIANA SUITES LAUNCH AT SALÓN ANDALUCÍA

Engel & Völkers recently presented brand new luxury apartments, La Meridiana Suites, at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa’s Salón Andalucía. La Meridiana Suites is designed and fitted to the standard of a luxury spa resort. The vision is to offer a complete lifestyle that starts with the location and properties, and continues with a state-of-the-art spa and sport facilities, a private 9,000m2 park reserved for the exclusive use of residents and a bespoke, on-site, concierge and property management service for a hassle-free living experience.  i www.engelvoelkers.com

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C. DE SALAMANCA CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF FERRARI

C. de Salamanca/Ferrari Marbella recently invited Ferrari owners and clients to the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, celebrated at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa. Guests marvelled at the spectacular line-up of 57 Ferraris whose owners came from all over Spain to attend the event. C. de Salamanca also presented the impressive new Ferrari 812 Superfast at their San Pedro installation.  i www.cdesalamanca.com

“The Ferrari is a dream – people dream of owning this special vehicle and for most, it will remain a dream… apart from those lucky few” – Enzo Ferrari

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INAUGURATION OF NEW HASTENS STORE IN MIJAS COSTA

Luxury Swedish bed firm, Hästens, recently celebrated the opening of its third space in Andalucía, in Mijas Costa. Located on Avenida de España in an elegant period building, visit the store to try different beds or take your pick from a wide range of accessories, all made with 100 per cent natural materials and created by Swedish craftsmen and women. i www.hastens.com

“Sleep is the best meditation” – Dalai Lama

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Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Bulevar PrĂ­ncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602, Marbella, MĂĄlaga, Spain Telephone (+34) 952 822 211 marbellaclub.com


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YOUNG NOMADS Seeing the world before they’re 30 is a rite of passage for today’s tech savvy younger generation who will account for one in four of the world’s international travellers by 2020. But unlike their parents and grandparents, working on their resumes is more important than a tan, as Belinda Beckett discovers.

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hey’d rather learn Spanish than bask on a beach in Benidorm and zip-wiring through the Costa Rican rainforests is more their style than a city sightseeing tour. They want designer youth hostels with en suite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi and you’re more likely to find them hopping on a budget flight than thumbing a lift by a dusty roadside... although they’re not averse to kipping for free on a stranger’s couch for the ‘local experience’. ‘Have smart phone, will travel’ is the motto of the socially networked 18-to-30 generation, ‘app-ier’ travellers than their parents and grandparents who couldn’t simply ‘Skype away’ their homesickness. They are travelling more often, staying away longer and spending more than their elders and represent nearly a quarter of the world’s international tourists – a huge market force. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) predicts that over 300 million international trips will be taken by youth travellers in 2020. “Young people today are growing up in a world where travel is easier and relatively cheaper than for previous generations and they are taking full advantage of this to travel the globe in search of

new experiences,” says David Chapman, Director General of the World Youth Student and Education Travel Confederation (WYSE). But forget sun, sea and sangria; these young nomads refuse to be ‘packaged’. They travel to broaden their minds, enhance their CVs, immerse themselves in new cultures, feast on local cuisine and hang out with other nationalities. One of the reasons destinations love youth travellers and are bending over backwards to cater for them, says Chapman, is that “Older people tend to stay in internationally-owned hotels, so the profits are exported. Young people stay in locally-owned accommodation, so their money tends to stay in the destination.” According to The Power of Youth Travel, a joint UNWTO/WYSE study of 34,000 young travellers from 137 countries, the top four motives for travel are exploring other cultures, increasing knowledge, experiencing everyday life and interacting with local people. Fewer than half now travel ‘purely on holiday’; 22% go abroad to learn a language, 15% to gain work experience and 15% to study. Among youngsters from Australia and New Zealand, ‘OE’ (Overseas Experience) is regarded as a CV must-

have for landing a place at uni or first job. “It’s fascinating to note how young people now see travel as an integral part of their future, ” says Chapman. “More than ever, they want to enrich themselves with cultural experiences, to meet local people and to improve their employability when they return home. Young people are integrating with overseas communities on a scale not seen before, and the industry is becoming far broader than ever before.” Youth power is already reshaping the tourist landscape with hip urban youth hostels sporting edgy designer décor, en suite bathrooms and social agendas to cater for the new tribe of ‘flashpackers’ – backpackers with lap tops and smart phones who don’t want to renounce all the comforts of home. Indeed, there are signs that their youthful wanderlust is becoming an addiction. When asked in the WYSE survey what they gained from it, 90% of young travellers answered: ‘A thirst for more travel’. And if travel is their drug, the Internet is their dealer, offering an infinite variety of fixes – student travel, summer jobs, voluntourism, couch surfing... and ways to do it without needing to tap Mum and Dad.

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Thailand is a top choice for 83 per cent of young travellers

Walking the Great Wall of China is on the wish list

THE CALL OF LONG HAUL The destinations young people choose to travel to are changing. They’re spending less time in major gateway cities and more exploring remote destinations. And the traditional sightseeing tour is becoming as passé as the seaside postcard. Young people don’t just want to look at local landmarks – they want to jump right in there and experience the destination. In a worldwide poll of its customers by 18-35 travel specialist Contiki, bathing in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon was voted top travel aspiration for 2017. Walking the Great Wall of China, taking a road trip down Route 66 and kissing at the top of the Eiffel Tower were among the top ten. Europe is still the most popular youth travel destination and England the favourite country, followed by the US and Australia/New Zealand.

But by the time they’ve got a couple of trips under their belt, youngsters are ready to strike out for the exotic – Asia in particular, over the last decade, with Thailand the top choice and Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Indonesia not far behind. Cost is a factor for 90% of these digital nomads and the Internet is awash with price comparison portals which can do the math for them. Price of Travel’s handy Backpacker Index lists a 2017 global hotlist of 136 cities based on the cost of five basic items: a hostel dorm bed, three budget meals, three beers, two trips on public transport and one entry to a cultural attraction. Pokhara in Nepal (for trekking in the Annapurna Mountains and Kathmandu) comes out cheapest at $17.78, followed by Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Chiang Mai in Thailand and Cairo in Egypt – all

under $20. Among the many young online experts offering detailed trip-planning advice is ‘Nomadic Matt’ Kepnes, author of the New York Times best-seller How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. Over one million people a month follow his advice on how to ‘travel better cheaper longer’ in the over-70 destinations he has personally visited so far. The 35-year-old Bostonian who coins in $500,000 a year from his online empire dates his success back to his own first solo overseas trip to Costa Rica, as a 21-year-old: “It opened me up to the possibilities of the world and changed my life,” he says. “I experienced other cultures, got lost in a jungle, saw conservation projects in action and met people from around the world. From that moment on, I was hooked on travel.”

Bathing in Iceland’s geothermal Blue Lagoon is 2017’s young dream

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STUDY AND STAY Remember student exchanges? Then you’ll know that spending a week in the home of your French pen pal in Paris, then having them back to stay with you, had its downsides... Today kids barely into double figures have the opportunity to combine long-haul travel with learning a language or clocking up a community service record for their CV – independently or in a group, staying in hotels or with host families. What teen wouldn’t give their Xbox for the chance to learn Spanish in Costa Rica, with

time off for white water rafting and zip-lining through the jungle canopy? Travelforteens. com organises adventure learning trips for 13-to-18-year-olds in various sizes of groups, ranging from French and cookery lessons in Paris to volunteering on a wildlife reserve in Alaska with glacier hiking and husky ‘mushing’. Emphasis is on local in terms of accommodation and cuisine and destinations cover six continents. While not cheap, the group travel element helps to keep costs down.

For families with less cash to flash, the EU’s grant-funded Erasmus programme has been a boon, offering university students a grant to work or study in one of 37 European countries for a year as part of their degree, with free time to travel. They can also rent, sublet, offer and swap accommodation internationally free of charge through networks like CasaSwap and Erasmusinn. Over three million students have taken part since 1987 but Brexit could curtail this opportunity for 15,000 British students.

Zip lining and Spanish lessons – the best of both worlds

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THE COUCHSURFING CRAZE

PAY YOUR WAY Counting sea turtles in the Seychelles, caring for orphans in Cambodia... young people have latched onto voluntourism as a great way to see new places and give something back. There are over 3,000 volunteer youth projects in 150 countries, although the frequent criticism of such trips is that flights and extras can be costly. If you’re strapped for cash and not beneath a spot of unskilled labour, there are a wealth of online introduction agencies offering to put you in touch with locals hosts who will provide free bed and board in return for a bit of cleaning or gardening. ‘Travel around a country for very low cost, practice a language with native speakers, or learn new skills and meet new people’ are among the membership advantages claimed by workaway.com which offers ‘jobs’ (around five hours work a day) in 130 countries through 8,000 hosts. Current options include building a farm in the Galapagos or an off-grid home in the Kalahari, teaching English in Cordoba and helping

to run an animal shelter in Andalucía. Job seekers pay a two-year subscription to register a profile, enabling them to contact hosts on site where filters help match candidates to posts. Everyone is encouraged to write a review to provide feedback for others. For travellers wanting to earn real income, Work & Travel USA allows students from other countries to take on paid work experience in America with free time to travel afterwards. The main provisos of the State scheme are that they must be studying for a degree or other recognised post-secondary qualification, and have a reasonable command of English. Similar schemes are now also offered in Australia, Canada, Greece, Spain, France and Great Britain. Jobs – au paring, hotel work, sales, helping out at summer camps, ski resorts and national parks – are arranged in advance and onthe-job training is given if needed. Although most students spend an average of $3,200 per trip, 40% is covered by their pay.

Would you sleep on a stranger’s sofa if it didn’t cost you a céntimo? Plenty of young people do and they’re driving the trend for couchsurfing. Hailed as the youth version of Airbnb, complimentary toiletries might be in short supply but nothing rivals this universal hospitality exchange network for a first-hand taste of the local culture with ‘natives’. Couchsurfing.org, credited with starting the phenomenon in 2004, has nine million members across thousands of cities and 86 per cent of subscribers to this gift economy are aged 18 to 34. Marketed under the slogan, ‘You have friends all over the world, you just haven’t met them yet’, the service connects members to a global community of citizens willing to share their homes and hometowns for no higher price than friendship, and the hope of the favour being returned at some future date. Members can browse couches and profiles under location, age, gender, interests and languages to find people of the right fit. Hosts are not allowed to charge guests but both are encouraged to spend time together and ‘share something’ (cooking a meal, taking the host out to dinner, taking the guest to a local fiesta). They can also start or join Couch Crashes to hook up with other members of this fast-growing new global community. Members are vetted and both guests and hosts receive public feedback, so worried parents can sleep soundly in the knowledge that their offspring will be doing the same.

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NOT THEIR FATHER’S YOUTH HOSTEL If youth hostels conjure up rickety bunk beds and unsavoury dormitories reeking of hikers’ socks, then U Hostels Madrid will change your mind. Guests at this refurbished 19th Century palacio can enjoy pristine white linen, snazzy décor, roof terrace views and their own cinema, all at backpackers’ prices. Billed as the capital’s first luxury youth hostel, the dorms look like hotel suites and boast custom-made bunk beds and lockers. Girls-only rooms come with extra-large mirrors, hairdryers and make-up tables; private rooms have balconies and en suite bathrooms and a Spanish breakfast costs from €1- €3. London-based Generator Hostels, voted Best Global Youth Accommodation Provider in 2015 and 2016, typifies the budget luxury trend. In 20 years it has grown from one London property to 12 in cities across Europe, while a new opening in Miami this summer will spearhead its conquest of America. Generator Copenhagen occupies a Philippe Starck development; Generator Dublin has a Ladies Jacuzzi Suite for 10 from €156 a night; while guests at Generator Madrid, opening this summer off bustling Gran Vía, can kick back on a rooftop chill terrace with Happy Hour cocktails. Free and fast Wi-Fi, power showers, a 24-hour

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concierge and sleek spaces to eat, drink and socialise are standard in Generator hostels – mod cons that youth hostellers of old could only dream of. It’s a savvy marketing move, encouraging guests to spend more on-site. “The goal is to keep people out of their rooms and in public spaces where they can have a drink and meet others,” says Rebecca Mason, one of Generator Barcelona’s designers. “When you walk into a hotel lobby where you can see people hanging out and enjoying themselves, it makes you feel as if you’ve arrived at a destination rather than just another place of accommodation.” The rapid growth in hostel supply over the past decade is transforming sections of major cities into ‘youth hubs’, typified by the backpacker heavens of Kings Cross, Sydney and Khaosan Road, Bangkok, whose streets are lined with Internet cafés and hip social hangouts as well as cheap stays and cheaper eateries. Barcelona’s buzzing Gràcia district is another, with its own outré Generator hostel showcasing high tables made from recycled elevator parts and a mezzanine lounge bar festooned with lanterns inspired by the barrio’s Festa Major. Dorm beds start from €11 a night. The penthouse suite with terrace, priced from €130 a night, is also a snip as it sleeps six! e

YOUTH TRAVEL BY NUMBERS ZZ 88% travel overseas between one and three times a year. ZZ 30% travel solo. ZZ 76% say friends’ recommendations are a main factor, and what’s on sale, and social media comes far ahead of travelagent advice. ZZ Most popular Apps used when travelling are Facebook (94%), Instagram, Trip Advisor, WhatsApp and, far behind at 14%, Twitter. ZZ Experiencing a new culture (86%) and eating local foods (69%) motivate 18-to-24year-old travellers ahead of partying (44%) and shopping (28%). Source: Topdeck Travel, group travel specialist for 18-30 somethings.

ZZ The average youth traveller spends $2,600 per trip; the average international tourist spends $950. ZZ Youth trips average 50 days longer than the norm, driven by study/work abroad programmes. ZZ The age demographic of people identifying themselves as youth travellers has broadened from 24 to 30+ years, due to longer study time-frames and the older age for marriage. Source: The Power of Youth Travel report.

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AMÀRE MARBELLA An Authentic Love for the Sea

Amàre beach hotel may be ensconced in the very centre of Marbella, close to the Old Town and the Alameda Park, yet it is seemingly worlds away. Obsessed with its love for the sea, the Hotel appears to float upon the bejewelled Mediterranean, its vertiginous windows welcoming in floods of sunlight and steering the eye towards the tranquil azure of the water. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF AMÀRE MARBELLA

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màre is the first hotel in the Fuerte Group to form part of the Amàre brand, designed for those wishing to truly relax in a seaside haven which is exclusively catered to adults. Here, life centres around the Amàre Club, comprising three different zones. Amàre Beach is a fusion cuisine restaurant offering scrumptious dishes and sunbathing by the sea, as well as DJ sessions, a thatched bed for massages on the beach and live entertainment on summer nights (including flamenco, Cuban nights and flamenco). Amàre Pool, just a stone’s throw from the beach, boasts an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Balinese bed area, with a ‘pushbutton service’, so you can order food and drinks from the comfort of your sunbed. Finally there is Amàre Lounge: a Mediterranean leisure and dining area which is perfect for fashion events, concerts, soul tributes, and so much more. A particularly great spot for a meal is Mare Nostrum restaurant, serving

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hearty breakfast and dinner buffets inside, on the terrace or on the quaint balcony. Freshly squeezed orange juice, Nespresso coffee and world cuisine with a Mediterranean base are just a few goodies to be enjoyed. The restaurant perfectly symbolises the Fuerte Group’s love for the sea, since its interiors are graced with curvy furniture and features which hark back to the inimitable shapes formed by waves. The jewel in the Amàre’s crown is undoubtedly the Belvue Rooftop Bar, featuring an infinity-style balustrade overlooking the sea. The view from way up here is simply breathtaking, comprising the old fisherman’s port, the La Concha mountain range and Marbella’s Old Town. Another irresistible feature is the Spa by Germaine de Capuccini, featuring world-class beauty and skin care treatments and local-inspired experiences such as the Andalusian Aromas massage, lasting for almost an hour and featuring southern scents such as lavender, olive and

citrus. Global anti-age ON meanwhile, is a revolutionary treatment which fights ageing with epigenol, a powerful ingredient extracted form the marigold flower. Before your treatment, soak your cares away at the hydrotherapy pool, steam rooms or Scottish showers. The spa boasts seven treatment cabins, one of which is a double cabin for couples to enjoy a treatment together. The staff is as friendly as they are skilled, the Director informing me that earlier, a group of friends had the time of their lives, sipping on Cava and tucking into strawberries from within the comfort of the hydrotherapy pool. There are indeed many surprising features at this hotel, including stunning vertical gardens, gorgeous design touches (such as the glittering elephant posing just outside Amàre Club, and The One Lounge: a kind-of VIP club adjacent to the reception, where those staying at Oh Là Là The One rooms can tuck into snacks throughout the day while gazing

out at the sea, avail of a computer with Internet access, print their documents or read Spanish and international press. Also offered to these clients are special services and amenities, as well as a 6pm ‘late checkout’ service and a daily hydrotherapy circuit per person at The Spa. There are more room types to choose from: Oh Là Là, Make It Happen, Dolce Vita, My Way and I Was Here. All boast a clean, crisp, modern design which combines style and comfort to perfection. Then there are the special touches that make all the difference: the smell of spicy apple as soon as you enter the Hotel, the gorgeous lighting features in the bar area, the proliferation of glass and light, which pull your body, mind and spirit to the very heart of the Amàre: the sea. The Amàre Hotel has managed a rare feat indeed, combining modernity in design and an über trendy vibe, with the warm, cosy feel that invites you to dream this is your home by the sea.

g Avda. Severo Ochoa 8, Marbella. Tel: 900 828 232. www.amarehotels.com

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DISCOVER WHY BELGIAN DINING HAVENS, ZOZOÏ AND M10, ARE ALL THE RAGE, GET TO KNOW THE FASCINATING LORENZO OTTERBURN, EXECUTIVE CHEF OF THE METRO GROUP OF RESTAURANTS, AND SAMPLE EXEMPLARY WHITE WINE FROM ALBARIÑO.

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AT THE PLAZA VILLAGE IN THE HOTEL PUENTE ROMANO

Puente Romano Hotel, Blv. Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, Marbella. www.thaigallerymarbella.com

Tel: 952 818 392

TAI PAN chinese cuisine polynesian bar

Serving Marbella in a Select Atmosphere for Decades. Tel: 952 777 893 / 952 775 500 Puente Romano, Fase 2, Marbella. Open Daily for Dinner from 8:00 www.taipanmarbella.com

SUKHOTHAI Exquisite Royal Thai Cuisine

Tel: 952 770 550 Open Mon-Sat. C.C. Marbellamar, L-3A. Marbella. www.sukhothaimarbella.com

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As a food writer, I am often asked one simple question: What is Marbella’s best restaurant? Starting from the premise that experiences are subjective, one restaurant that consistently makes it to my small recommendation list, is Zozoï. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY KEVIN HORN

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here are many reasons why – take the ambience. Zozoï is almost an unexpected treasure in a quaint plaza in the cobblestoned Old Town. There is a romantic terrace filled with delicate lighting in the evening, and a cosy indoor terrace where warm colours and foliage combine to make you feel at home. The service is definitely worthy of mention. Waiter, Ali, who attended our table upon my last visit – is a gem. Friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable on all dishes and wines we enjoyed. Of course the primary reason why Zozoï always makes it to the top of my list – is the food. Heading the kitchens is visionary Belgian Chef Maxime Lenoir, who has travelled the world (including the Caribbean) in search of flavour. Maxime first came to Spain to work as a Professor at prestigious cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu in Madrid. His cuisine is French-based, with Oriental and world touches. It is as respectful of its produce, technique and methodology as it is visionary, catering for savvy clients who are used to dining at establishments that shape the industry. Maxime cooks ‘from the heart’, but also using the very best (and that

often means costly) produce available. Maxime and Manager of Zozoï, Celine Debonnet, look to quality rather than budget when it comes to selecting produce, often opting for smaller, pricier producers if the quality is superior. Thus, Max’s ribeye steak (obtained from steers) hails from a small producer in Galicia. “The producer told me that nobody else would buy this meat,” says the Chef, “and the deal was sold at that very instant – ‘I want it!’ I told him.” My recent visit to Zozoï in the company of work colleagues was perfect from start to finish. We sat at a beautiful table in the indoor terrace, which embraced us in its inimitable ambience. As an aperitif, the hummus hit the spot, and we were delighted when Ali brought out a basket of homemade focaccia, topped with colourful herbs and spices (I opted for the scarlet hued tomato and herb variety). Each and every dish we sampled was moreish, staring off with the homemade chicken liver paté, served within a glass jar, whose open lid was filled with caramelised onion. The jar sat on a wooden chopping board, which contained an array of eyecatching items such as tiny glasses of

port wine, warm toasty focaccia and a side salad. The hamashi carpaccio instantly transported us to Japan with the beauty and perfectionism of its presentation, and the freshness of its flavour. Paper fine slices of this delicate fish were topped with tiny diced beetroot and yuzu-yellow fish roe. Also inspired on the Orient was the red tuna ceviche, served with crisp sweet potatoes and a sesame oil/soy sauce that dazzled the tastebuds. Presented beneath a slate of toast bearing the appearance of sea coral, it pleased the eyes as much as the stomach. The mains were equally impressive – a super tender veal chop marinated in maple syrup, served with Kenya beans and a Dauphinoise gratin – bearing a texture and taste that are incomparable. The caramelised pork spare ribs (served with a basket of Belgian fries), meanwhile, fell of the bone – this classic is one that we predict will never go out of style. Finally, the cod marinated with sweet Miso and served with candied onion and mashed potatoes, was wonderfully tender, breaking naturally into plump slices on the fork. The fish went perfectly with the House White (a fruity Viña Sanzo

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Rueda) and the meat dishes with a fragrant Arrocal Passión Ribera Del Duero. Then came the dessert. Maxime feels that dessert “is far more important than many Chefs give it credit for… when a good meal is followed by an exquisite dessert, you have met your aim.” We sinfully tucked into a gooey chocolate-orange ganache; an airy chocolate fondant; and Maxime’s creative invention – a brandy glass filled with pop-corn and praline-flavoured ice-cream, toffee, and slabs of caramelised popcorn on top – the stuff a dreamer’s wildest fantasies are made of. Finally there was the ‘Anti-Depressant’ (catered to those who wish to be transported to a state of happiness through sugar): it contains “everything you need to lift your mood,” says Max – served in the “typical icecream bucket you see stars tuck into in the movies, when they break up with a partner,” it is filled with unexpected earthly delights – chocolate ice-cream, whipped cream, homemade peanut butter, salty chocolate cookies, dazzling pop rocks… and, I stopped analysing this creation. I just enjoyed it, the way the Zozoï experience is meant to be lived: fully, completely, with passion.

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TASTE A trip to the taste of Italian cuisine

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REST PL AY TASTE & LIVE

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BAR GRILL M10 A fresh new choice in Estepona’s marina You may have noticed the sleek new eateries bringing Marbella right up-to-date with the latest culinary trends. Now the Estepona marina has a fine contemporary restaurant of its own.

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s you stroll along the waterfront of the Estepona marina, Bar Grill M10 immediately catches the eye with its clean modern look. However, rather than an über-minimalist white box, this particular eatery offers a more informal, organic look that adds a distinctly urban, trendy feel to the port. It is a philosophy that is central to M10, where the stylishly laid-back and inviting décor serves to support the ambience and underline a menu that is designed around people who wish to lunch, dine or socialise informally, but in a pleasant, contemporary environment. During the summer months, the terrace overlooking the yachts in the harbour will be the main draw, but the interior of M10 is also very welcoming and at once modern and cosy. Grey floors, retro-trendy design chairs and tables made from recycled scaffolding wood

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create an ambience with a pleasant urban, industrial hint that will sit well with locals and visitors alike. In so doing M10 raises the bar in this part of the coast, and indeed, the centrally located bar and serving area (also designed with scaffolding wood) is the kind of feature that adds character and a sense of uniqueness.

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The offering at this bar/grill is well balanced, for it is not just the décor that offers a stylish 21st century feel. The menu is perfectly in sync with it and though the owner is Belgian – hailing from a nation with a great gastronomic reputation in own right – the range of options is handpicked from choice Mediterranean, Asian, American and classic French/ Belgian dishes. As a result, this is a menu that will appeal to many, offering a great range of daytime

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tapas and raciones that are also an ideal accompaniment when meeting up for a drink – or alternatively you can also enjoy a languid lunch or dinner in a relaxed setting. On the night of our visit, we sampled both the meat and fish options, washing them down with a refreshing glass of Gilda Verdejo 2016 from Rueda, the crisp dry white house wine. As the servings are by no means limited, we selected a racion-sized starter. For those not familiar with this Spanish term, it is a larger sized tapa somewhere between a conventional tapa snack and a full-sized dish. In other words, ideal for snacking, a light lunch or as an accompaniment when you meet up with friends for a drink. We chose a classic – scampi with delicious, slightly spicy but also refreshing homemade guacamole, and homeprepared Angus beef croquettes.

The quality of the ingredients tells, and the lightly battered prawns with tartare sauce are a true find that is of course also very well matched with a cool glass of Belgian Leffe Blonde bier. Quality is a central theme at M10, especially in such main courses as the tuna tartare and the Wagyu beef and hamburgers. The latter come with a choice of sauces and accompaniments, but here the prime meat is the star, its succulent taste derived in large part from the marbled cuts that at M10 you sizzle to perfection on a hot stone at the table. Our meal was concluded with a classic Coupe de Dame Blanche and a delicious pineapple carpaccio with homemade vanilla ice cream. With its avant-garde ambience and menu, Bar Grill M10 is a fine example of the trendy new eateries we can now enjoy on the coast, and a great addition to Estepona port.

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THE MÁLAGA GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL

Celebrates its Fourth Edition One of Andalucía’s most important culinary fairs, the Málaga Gastronomy Festival, recently celebrated its fourth edition, which this year included participation by professionals from Argentina. The event featured gastronomic film showings, photographic exhibitions, debates, showcooking events, tastings, workshops and lots of cooking. Visitors flocked to try out the wares at Marina Street Food, which featured dishes made with home-grown products. Many top chefs from Málaga and beyond took part in the Festival, including Mauricio Giovanini, Diego Gallegos, Dani García and Andoni Luis Aduriz. i www.malagastronomyfestival.com

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OPENS IN THE OLD TOWN OF MARBELLA

L’OLIVE

L’Olive, the sophisticated restaurant situated within the elegant La Reserva Club de Sotogrande, recently invited clients and members of the press to a lively show cooking event, featuring preparations by L’Olive’s Head Chef, Cristina Gutiérrez, and talente Chef Jaime Pérez, who has honed his craft under the watchful eye of Ferran Adrià, Carlos Abellán and Pedro Subijana. The event comprised an excellent meal featuring tuna tataki with green curry, deboned lamb Marrakesh-style, passion fruit royale with mint crush, and more. L’Olive is open from 8am for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with free Wi-Fi throughout. A private dining room with seating for 12 guests is also available. g Tel: 956 785 252. lareserva.restaurante@sotogrande.com

Macaao Beach is one of the Coast’s most happening beaches and it’s easy to see why. Famed for blending top quality Spanish produce with light French sauces, the restaurant has taken beach dining to a whole new level. This year, the décor has been revamped and there is a distinctly Polynesian feel to the venue, which now boasts Tiki statues and Caribbean parasols, as well as a trendy boutique, where you will find swimwear and other summery products selected by Gina B. This season, you can look forward to dishes like the baby squid (usually served grilled in Spain), jazzed up in Macaao’s kitchens with a filling of red prawns from Huelva and a fresh basil sauce. More temptations include Macaao Beach’s famous black cod with mustard, turbot risotto (with asparagus and truffle sauce) and clams (in a white wine, garlic, celery and light cream sauce), and the iconic carabineros (red King prawns) a la plancha. i www.macaaobeachclubmarbella.com

© Sophie Triay

Guy and the talented team of the Casanis group have a brand new baby to entice tapas lovers: La Tapa by Casanis, ensconced in the heart of the old Town. Chill out on the beautiful terrace and enjoy a wide array of tapas and drinks. A great new place to relax and savour! g Plaza Santo Cristo 6, Marbella. Tel: 952 901 040. Open from daily except Saturday from 5pm to 2am.

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SUMMER OPENING PARTY AT

STUDIO 68

During the winter, the owners of Studio 68, located in the Aloha area, completely reformed the premises. The bistro bar now boasts a brand new look and improved kitchen. To celebrate the fresh start, a fun summer party was held, featuring live music, DJ, canapés and drinks. Studio 68 opens daily from 12pm. i www.studio68.es

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Executive Chef of Metro Group

LORENZO OTTERBURN Life is a Highway Metro Group, owners of a plethora of restaurants on the Coast (including Bono Beach, Cibo and Jacks Smokehouse, to name just a few) scored quite a coup when talented Chef, Lorenzo Otterburn, first joined their team in 2004. Lorenzo, who has worked alongside some of the UK’s greatest, including Gordon Ramsay, Shaun Hill and Franco Taruschio, may only be in his 40s but he has already achieved more than many of us will do in a lifetime. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY KEVIN HORN

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orenzo has worked as private chef for The Rolling Stone’s Ronnie Wood, cut porcini mushrooms from the Welsh Black Hills using Franco Taruschio’s mushroom knife and manned the kitchens at Matthias Kühn's private island, Tagomago, in Ibiza. He has whipped up cuisine that pleases for the world’s top models, celebrities and politicians but he couldn’t be more pleased about exactly where he is right now – heading up a growing restaurant group and launching new restaurants for his company. He is also a proud dad to four children, two of whom live in the UK while the other two call Ibiza home. This implies movement for Lorenzo, though his upbeat, energetic personality suggests he wouldn’t have it any other way. “Most Chefs start out in the kitchen then learn about Management, but I did it the other way around,” he says. “I obtained a degree in Hotel Management and worked front of the house first, soon realising that what I most enjoyed, was being in the kitchen.” Soon after beginning life as a Chef, Lorenzo became Head Chef of a provincial restaurant in Shropshire. Later, he took over the kitchens at 16th-century country house hotel, The Albright Hussey (a stunning

manor boasting its own moat), where he earned the establishment three AA rosettes. Lorenzo then began working with some of the country’s top Chefs, one of the most memorable being Franco Taruschio, who owned The Walnut Tree for over 30 years. Lorenzo emotionally recalls the time Franco took him to pick wild mushrooms for the first time… “lifting the porcini from beneath the earth, flicking the soil off with Franco’s knife…” Lorenzo has also honed his craft alongside Shaun Hill, “the first Chef in the UK to achieve two Michelin stars at a hotel (Gidleigh Park).” Lorenzo speaks passionately about Hill’s ethos: “He used to have a one-Michelin star in Ludlow called The Merchant House, with 16 seats. Diners used to have to book four months in advance and Shaun worked all on his own. On weekends he hired a porter and that was it.” Another important influence in Lorenzo’s career was Gordon Ramsay. Lorenzo recalls one particularly inspirational night. “I had finished my shift at 12am and Gordon was prepping for an event the next day. I had a quick coffee and was back in the kitchen at 1am, working with Gordon until 8am in the morning.

We experimented with a few recipes, one of which made it into one of his books. It was a great night because at the time, Gordon was really in the kitchen all the time; he wasn’t a television celebrity. It was amazing to talk all night while we worked – it is a rare privilege as normally, in a busy kitchen, the Chef gives out orders and the team works to a very strict routine.” Lorenzo then took up a post as Executive Chef at Brunning & Price, Britain’s biggest independently run gourmet pub food company. In 2000, after visiting his mum on the Coast, Lorenzo fell instantly in love with Marbella and never bought his plane ticket back home. He has worked both as a Chef and in a consultancy capacity, opening iconic restaurants such as Aretusa and Caruso. He also launched the Liquid Lounge, a modern and at the time visionary restaurant in Puerto Banús. After working with the Metro group from 2003 - 2008, he opened his own restaurant, La Casita de la Heredia, catering to Swedish, English and other international diners. A big highlight in his career was working as an Executive Chef at a private house on Matthias Kühn’s private island, Tagomago, and at one

of Ibiza's most exclusive chiringuitos, which was number one on the Pachá Ibiza list. One of the loveliest families he recalls, is that of Ronnie and Sally Wood. “The job was challenging, as everyone wanted different meals at different times,” he laughs, valuing the friendship that was forged. He recalls having cooked the Wood's Christmas family lunch in London. He also worked alongside Sally for her company, Sweet Theatre, and received an invitation from Ronnie and the family to see the Stones live in Las Vegas. “It was in Vegas that I first came across a magnificent smokehouse – the owners allowed me to work with them for a few days.” A few years later, he would reconnect with Metro Group, and launch Jacks Smokehouse – featuring tender meat barbecued to perfection, ‘burned ends’ and all, as tradition demands. Lorenzo has had a rich, challenging career and life and it is refreshing to hear him say, “Life is as hard as you make it… you do as much as you can do and work smart, managing your time well.” He is at a great point in life in which stability and promise unite. “I wake up every day happy to be here. I love my job and my life.” i www.metrogroup.com

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PALACIO DE

FEFIÑANES

WORDS CARLOS READ PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PALACIO DE FEFIÑANES

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Palacio de Fefiñanes is a veritable institution, for not only was it the first winery to bottle Albariño way back in 1928, but it is a remnant of one of Spain’s oldest marquisates.

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he Marquesado de Figueroa was granted by Carlos II in 1675 and Juan Gil – or to give him his full title – Juan Gil de Araujo y González de Careaga – is the 14th Marquis of the lineage, which takes its name from the charming Torre de Figueroa, near Betanzos, which is of medieval origin and Juan’s main residence. Needless to say, military figures loom large in the family’s rich history and many of Juan’s forebears occupied important posts not just in Galicia – where their historic responsibilities included raising taxes and troops and later politics – but throughout the Spanish Empire in places such as Naples, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Flanders, Germany and Russia. Many fought in far away wars not least against Napoleon, but the family archive reveals a wealth of academics and politicians too.

The Pazo de Fefiñanes with its imposing renaissance Palace majestically dominates the main square of Cambados, and in its present form the latter dates back to 1583, for the original building was much older (possibly Romanesque) and it was in that year that its reconstruction was at last finished by the first Viscount of Fefiñanes. Even then wine production was already important, though it was only in 1928 that the family decided they should make it a formal business, duly registered the brand and were the first ever bottlers of Albariño; for official denomination would not start until around fifty years later, meanwhile Galician aficionados would feast on the glorious seasonal fish and shellfish in eateries that bought whatever they could from a myriad of producers none of whom bothered with labels.

Today Rías Baixas (DO since 1988) is of course a big business with an important bureaucracy, which some time ago split the areas under vines into five quite diverse growing zones; but the key to Fefiñanes’ quality and success is the fact that the wines of the Salnés Valley (made entirely from Albariño unlike some of the interesting variants down south that often include Caíño Blanco and Loureiro) – with its frequent fogs, mild, damp climate but generally warm dry summers, granitic soils that impart pronounced minerality and its proximity to the sea contributing saline and other elements – result in vintages of spectacular delicacy and finesse: its vines trained on high trellises to keep the grapes ventilated and away from the often soggy ground.

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Fefiñanes of course has also moved with the times and so while modern wine facilities were custom built to fit into its ancient granite cloisters when Juan took over in the late 1990s, though in the huge adjacent lot at the rear – often used for big weddings – there are magnificent centenary vines, its quality fruit comes primarily from a historical repertoire of some 66 mainly local family growers whose vineyards vary in age from eight to 80, with an average of over 40 but some well over a hundred. The soils tend to be sandy but with elements of limestone and clay and have naturally high acidity from the preponderance of decomposed granite. They are usually shallow over an underlying impermeable layer of either rock or clay – and with the vineyards at heights not much above sea-level, some very close to the ría (or fiord), frosts are extremely rare.

WHAT ABOUT JUAN? Despite the awesome burden of history, Juan is descended directly from Francisco Javier de Losada y Pardo de Figueroa, who was simultaneously the 8th Marquis of Figueroa and the ninth Viscount of Fefiñanes. He is a charming diplomat,

urbane yachtsman and horseman, who is pragmatic, affable, direct but softly spoken: to the extent that in 2012 he was unanimously voted in as President of the Rías Baixas DO to travel domestically and worldwide exalting the glories of his region in a quiet, dignified, but passionate manner. Son of a Galician father and Basque mother, he was brought up and studied primarily in Madrid where he would meet his lovely wife María Victoria – daughter of an important notary in Madrid – with whom he has three children.

Driven, however, by the morriña innate in all Galicians, he unsurprisingly wound up going home to take over the reins of the famous family wine business in the late 1990s – firmly convinced that he would be a fine ambassador capable of maintaining the quality of its already excellent and much lauded wines, keeping them in the limelight, and juggling the practical complexities and challenges of a relatively small business in an ever-growing but very particular region and an increasingly competitive world. This is precisely what he has done and continues to do. e

THE WINES ALBARIÑO DE FEFIÑANES 2016 (13.5%)

The winery’s most popular, flagship wine; the grapes are harvested the fourth week of September, with the wine cold fermented in stainless steel for two weeks but not bottled until late February, so rested. Lustrous, green-flecked lemon water ice in hue; very fine with expressive but understated notes of apple, peach, and zesty citrus elements; crisp and refreshing with excellent acidity, verve, backbone and length – all of which augur well for this vintage to improve significantly in the bottle (drink ideally by summer 2018). Total production 135,000 bottles and 2,000 Magnums, this is a most versatile aperitif. Perfect too with all manner of fish, shellfish, and mild to medium intensity cheeses; but also suited to most oriental dishes as well as tuna or steak tartare.

ALBARIÑO DE FEFIÑANES 1583 2015 (12.5%)

First produced in 1995, this limited production classic is made from specially selected grapes growing on low altitude thin sandy loam soils that lie over granite, and is named to celebrate the year in which restoration of the Palace was completed. The grapes were harvested 17.09.15; the wine started its fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel but finished in French barrique to later spend four months in barrique followed by a limited time in tank. Pale, sheeny lemon ice water in hue; ripe, but with understated notes of citrus, melon and white peach and a subtle suggestion of herbs shored up by a harmonious twist of oak, which provides the wine’s backbone. Should continue to unravel until late 2018. Total production 12,265 bottles and 400 magnums; do not over-chill and partner with goose barnacles (percebes), sashimi, rice with lobster, or baked fish.

ALBARIÑO DE FEFIÑANES III AÑO 2013 (12.5%)

First produced in 2002, this wine comprises a single tank from the best three or four plots under the winery’s control and is made only in exceptional vintages. The grapes were harvested during the last week of September; the wine was cold fermented in stainless steel and afterwards spent 27 months in tank, six months of which on its lees, to be bottled in late February 2016. Lustrous pale straw in hue, with ripe, candied fruits primarily of apple compote and pear together with elements of linden blossom and camomile. Round, densely textured and gentle, although still fresh, it is almost unctuous and has the backbone and verve to ensure spectacular development in the bottle – sit on perhaps until the summer of 2018. Total production was 6,062 bottles, and it’s best partnered with all manner of fish and shellfish, tuna or steak tartare, or indeed sushi.

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. . THE GUIDE listings

the guide

PRICE GUIDE per head for a three-course meal with wine

*restaurants

under €25

€25 – €40

LISTINGS PET NEWS WHAT’S ON STARS FAMILY FUN

€40 – €60

€60 plus

HACIENDA PATAGONICA

american

Open 10am until midnight every day. Plaza Antonio Banderas 17/29, Puerto Banús. Tel: 951 136 333

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

YANX

ORIGEN

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. C/ Ramón Areces, esq. Marina Banús, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 908 024

Open from 9am Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 11am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 818 861

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Gregorio Marañón s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 900 968

JACKS Open seven days a week from noon till late. Puerto Marina, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 563 673

JACKS SMOKEHOUSE Open seven days a week from noon till late. Puerto Banús, Tel: 952 813 625

MR. GOURMET BURGER Open from 6pm ‘til late every evening. Avda. Luis Braile 20, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 785 257

ROUTE 66

argentinean

BUENOS AIRES SOUTH Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. C/ Virgen del Pilar, 6, Marbella. Tel: 952 779 297

EL BANCO Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to midnight. Urb. Aloha Pueblo, Local 35, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 907 570

GAUCHOS Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village. CN 340, km 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 897 744

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ de la Acera de la Marina 2, Marbella. Tel: 952 900 968

RUTA 40 Open from 9am to 12 midnight daily. C.C. El Zoco, Sitio de Calahonda. Tel: 951 133 737

belgian EL COTO

Open daily for both lunch and dinner. Ctra. de Ronda (El Madroñal), San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 786 688

MYTILUS

Open daily from 2pm to 11pm. Avda. del Prado, first floor, above Conrad’s Restaurant. Tel: 952 818 133

french

CASA MONO Open Monday to Saturday from 1pm to 11pm. C/ Calderón Estébanez 19, Marbella. Tel: 952 774 578

LE BISTROMAN Open daily for lunch and dinner. El Corte Inglés, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990

VALDERRAMA RESTAURANT Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner only and on Sunday for Buffet Lunch. Apartado 1, Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 132.2 Sotogrande, Cádiz. Tel: 956 791 200

gluten-free

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Plaza de Los Naranjos, Puerto Sotogrande. Tel: 956 790 212

CELICIOSO

TO DALLY

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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At the Puente Romano Hotel on the Golden Mile. Tel: 952 820 900

greek

RED PEPPER Open daily for both lunch and dinner. Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 812 148

grills

EL GAUCHO DE BANÚS

JAIPUR PURPLE

ALBERT & SIMON

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Muelle Benabola 9-11, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 812 167

Open daily for dinner. CN 340, km. 166, Estepona. Tel: 952 888 353

EL RANCHO DEL PUERTO

MASSALA

Open for lunch and dinner every day. Muelle Benabola 4, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 816 252

Open daily for dinner. 57, Duquesa de Arcos (Sabinillas seafront). Tel: 952 897 358

Open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday and for dinner only on Saturday. Closed Sundays. Urb. Nueva Alcántara, Edif. Mirador, Bloque 4-B, Marbella. Tel: 952 783 714

GRILL DEL PUERTO

MUMTAZ

Open for lunch and dinner every day. Muelle Ribera 47H, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 811 686

Open daily for both lunch and dinner. Casa No.7, P. Banús. Tel: 952 812 090

ASADOR CRIOLLO GRILL

MARBELLA CLUB GRILL

Open nightly for dinner. CN340-A7, km. 166, Cancelada, El Saladillo. Tel: 952 784 463

Open every night for dinner. Marbella Club Hotel. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 822 211

international

ALBERTS Open daily for lunch and dinner. Puerto Cabopino. Tel: 952 836 886

AMANHAVIS Open for dinner from Monday to Saturday from 8.00pm. Calle del Pilar 3, Benahavís. Tel: 952 856 026

11&11 RESTOBAR

AMIGOS Open for dinner from Monday to Saturday. C/ Málaga 3, Benahavis. Tel: 952 855 175

Open Monday to Saturday for dinner and Sunday for lunch. C/ San Lázaro, 3, Pza. Victoria, Marbella. Tel: 952 867 306

Open Monday to Thursday from 7pm ‘til late, on Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 4pm and from 7pm ‘til late and on Sunday from 10am ‘til late. Dársena de Levante, Local 39, Estepona Port. Tel: 951 703 060

Open Monday to Thursday from 11am to 2am and on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 3am. Urb. La Carolina, Marbella. Tel: 951 134 083

RESTAURANTE RANCHO

ACINIPO

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Ctra. Cádiz, exit Las Chapas. Tel: 952 831 922

EL CARNICERO

VOVEM

Open daily for lunch and dinner except Tuesday. C.C. El Zoco, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas Costa. Tel: 607 680 999

Open daily for both lunch and dinner. Pueblo Viejo Cancelada. Between San Pedro & Estepona. Tel: 952 886 307

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Odeon, Locales 9-10, C/ Las Yedras, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 003 434

ASADOR GUADALMINA Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Urb. Guadalmina Alta, C.C. Guadalmina, Local 3, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 883 003

CABAÑA NAGÜELES

EL CARNICERO 2 Open every day for lunch and dinner. Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 176, Marbella. Tel: 952 867 599

EL GAUCHO Open daily for dinner from 7.30pm. Galerías Paniagua. Sotogrande. Tel: 956 795 528

OLD TOWN GRILL

AIDAN’S BAR & GRILL

ARENAL BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT Open daily from 11am until late. Urb. Playa del Arenal, Avda. Cervantes s/n, El Rosario, Marbella. Tel: 951 507 426

AROMA Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Moncayo 23, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 665 502

AVANTO

indian

Open Thursday to Tuesday for dinner from 5:30pm. Closed Wednesdays. C/ 4/5 Montemayor, Cancelada (opposite the Farmacia). Tel: 952 887 828

JAIPUR PALACE

AL ROLO

BABOO LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT

Open every night except Tuesday for dinner. CN340, km 194, next to Camping Cabopino, Marbella. Tel: 951 310 004

Open from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm daily. At Reserva del Higuerón. Avda. del Higuerón 48, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 661 174

Open every day for lunch and dinner, closing Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 8pm. Ctra. Arroyo de la Miel, s/n, Benalmádena. Tel: 902 102 675

Open for events only. C/ Rota 9, Mijas Costa, La Cala de Mijas. Tel: 952 587 539

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BAHIA BEACH

Tel: 952 786 156

Tel: 956 704 131

EL JINETE

Open daily for lunch and dinner. CN340, km 146.5, Casares. Tel: 951 704 884

CAFÉ DE RONDA

D.O.M

Open daily for breakfast and lunch until 7pm. Avda. Ramón Gómez de la Serna 23, Marbella. Tel: 952 862 149

Open nightly for dinner. At the Hotel Meliá Marbella Banús. C/ Mario Vargas Llosa s/n, Puerto Banús. Tel: 912 764 747

Open daily for dinner except for Friday. Ctra. La Cala Golf, km 45, La Cala de Mijas. Tel: 952 119 170

CAFETERÍA KE

DON LEONE

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande, s/n. Tel: 956 790 333

Open every night for dinner. Puerto Banús, Marbella. Tel: 952 811 716

CAMURÍ

Open Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. C.C. Azalea, Edif. A, CN340, km 173, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 951 339 309

BARBQ ARTESANAL BURGERS Open every day for lunch and dinner. C/ Jacinto Benavente 5, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 656

BEACH HOUSE Open daily for lunch and dinner. Urb. Coto de los Doles, Carril del Relojero, Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 952 839 458

BECKITTS Open Monday to Sunday for dinner. C/ Camilo José Cela 4, Marbella. Tel: 952 868 898

BIBO Open every day for lunch and dinner except Sunday afternoon and all of Monday. At the Hotel Puente Romano. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 951 607 011

BLACK AND WHITE MARBELLA Open daily for lunch and dinner. Muelle Benabola, under the Torre de Banús, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 815 607

BONO BEACH Open from 1pm to 7pm in the Spring. Urb. Costabella, Playa del Arenal, Avda. de Cervantes s/n, Elviria. Tel: 952 839 236

BRUNINGS Kitchen continuously open Monday to Friday from 1pm to 11pm. Saturday – dinner only. Closed Sunday. Las Palmeras 19, San Pedro de Alcántara.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, local 24-25, Estepona. Tel: 951 217 871

CASANIS Open every day from 6pm except Sundays. C/ Ancha, 8, Marbella. Tel: 952 900 450

CELIMA Open every day for lunch and dinner. Hotel Hermitage, Ctra. de Casares, Casares. Tel: 952 895 639.

CERRADO DEL ÁGUILA Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Urb. Cerrado del Águila, Camino del Acevedo, s/n, Mijas Costa. Tel: 951 773 521

C’EST LA VIE

D-WINE

EL BOLERO Open every night for dinner from 8-11pm. The San Roque Club, CN 340, km. 127, Cádiz. Tel: 956 613 030

EL CAMPANARIO Open every day for lunch. Open for dinner on Friday and Saturday. CN 340, km. 168, Estepona. Tel: 952 880 126

EL CASTILLO Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner. C/ El Pilar s/n, Benahavís. Tel: 681 294 442

EL LAGO Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner. Urb. Elviria Hills. Avda. Las Cumbres s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 832 371

EL MIRADOR Open for breakfast every day. At the Kempinski Hotel Bahía Resort. CN 340, km. 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 809 500

EL OCEANO BEACH HOTEL RESTAURANT & SPA Open daily for lunch and dinner. CN 340, km 199, Miraflores Playa, Mijas Costa. Tel: 952 587 550

EL OLIVO Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for lunch. At Marbella Golf & Country Club. CN 340, km. 188, Marbella. Tel: 952 830 500

EL RESTAURANTE DEL CASINO Open every day for dinner from 8pm-4am. Hotel Andalucía Plaza s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 814 000

FABIOLA

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Paseo Las Palmeras, 15, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 783 394

EL CORZO Open daily for dinner. Hotel Los Monteros, Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 187. Tel: 952 771 700

Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and on Sundays for lunch. Cortijo Los Canos, Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, CN-340, km. 132, Sotogrande, Cádiz. Tel: 956 695 114 / 619 694 484

CORTIJO FAIN

EL GRAN GASTBY

FINCA BESAYA

Open every day for lunch and dinner. Ctra. de Algar, km. 3, Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Muelle de Honor, Puerto Banús. Tel: 951 778 797

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Urb. Rio Verde Alto, s/n. Tel: 952 861 382

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FINCA EL FORJADOR Open daily for lunch from 1-4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Ctra. de Casares, km. 10. Tel: 952 895 120

Open every day for lunch. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 822 211

IL MARE

FONDA RESTAURANTE EL POSTILLÓN

Open every evening for dinner. Playa del Rodeo, Marbella. Tel: 951 319 372

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 7:30pm to 11pm. Ctra. de Mijas, km. 1, A-387, Alhaurín El Grande. Tel: 951 254 520

JOFFREY’S

GALERIA SAN PEDRO Open from 11am until midnight. Closed Sundays. Avda Las Palmeras 15, San Pedro Alcántara. Tel: 952 780 927

GD GOURMET DELI MARBELLA

Open everyday evening for dinner from 5.30 pm. CN340 km 200, La Cala de Mijas Costa. Tel: 674 636 321

KARMA Open every day from 10am until late. C/ Las Violetas 7, Conjunto Andalucía Garden Club, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 815 736

Monday to Saturday. Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona CN 340, km 159, Playa El Padrón, Estepona. Tel: 952 809 500

LA CANTINA DEL GOLF Open for breakfast and lunch until 8pm. Closed Sunday. Flamingo Golf Club, Cancelada, Benahavís. Tel: 951 318 815

LA FAMIEKE

LA GRANADA DIVINO

LA VERANDA LOBBY BAR

Open daily for lunch and dinner except Tuesday. C/ de las Piedras, Gaucín. Tel: 951 709 075

Open every day for lunch and dinner. At the Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona. CN 340, km 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 809 500

HERMOSA

C.C. Laguna Village, local R1, Estepona. Tel: 952 800 873

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Hotel Villa Padierna & Flamingos Golf Club, Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 166 (Cancelada exit), Benahavís. Tel: 952 889 150

LA BIZNAGA

LA TERRAZA

Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and on Sunday for lunch only. Ctra. Ronda, km. 46, Urb. Las Medranas, local 4, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 951 275 750

Open everyday lunch and dinner. Golf Hotel Guadalmina, Marbella. Tel: 952 882 211

Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner from 7pm. Closed Monday. Local 1A. Puerto de Cabopino. Tel: 952 837 483

HILLS CAFE Open every day for breakfast and lunch, except Monday. Dinner by reservation is possible on Friday and Saturday. Tel: 952 856 171

HORIZON STEAKHOUSE Open daily for lunch and dinner. Avda. Antonio Machado s/n, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 560 094

HOTEL MARBELLA CLUB BUFFET

LA BRISA

LA VERANDAH Open week days for dinner at 7:30pm and weekends for lunch and dinner, closed Tuesdays. Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 136. Playa Guadiaro, Torreguadiaro, Cádiz. Tel: 956 615 998

KAVA LAGUNA BEACH RESTAURANTE

LA VERANDA Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner. Hotel Villa Padierna, Urb: Flamingos s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 889 150

Open Monday to Saturday for dinner from 7pm. Closed Sunday. Calle Cruz, Plaza Puente Ronda, Marbella. Tel: 952 775 412

Open 9:30am to 9pm from Monday to Friday and Saturday from 12am to 6pm. Closed Sundays. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe 7, Marbella. Tel: 952 774 049

Open nightly for dinner. Plaza de Los Naranjos, Old Town, Marbella. Tel: 952 824 108

Thursday to Sunday 10am –10pm. Urb. Coto Chico 4D, Marbella. Tel: 952 837 862

LA LOGGIA

LA TERRAZA Open daily for dinner. La Cala Resort, La Cala de Mijas, Mijas. Tel: 952 669 000

Open for dinner Thursday to Monday from 7pm. Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona. CN 340, km. 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 809 500

LA TIENDA

LA CABAÑA DEL MAR

LA PLAGE DE CASANIS

Open every day for lunch and for dinner from

Open Monday to Wednesday 10am – 7.30pm and

Open nightly for dinner except Mondays. C/ La Tienda 1, Urb. La Virginia, Marbella. Tel: 626 273 882

LIMA Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm to 12am and for lunch on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Plaza Practicante Manuel Cantos 2, Marbella. Tel: 952 866 630

LES CUBES Open daily for lunch and dinner. Urb. Oasis Club, CN340, km. 183, Marbella. Tel: 952 868 396

L’OLIVE Open daily from 8am-6pm. At La Reserva Club. Avda. de la Reserva s/n, Sotogrande. Tel: 956 785 252

LOS ARCOS Open every night for dinner. Hotel Meliá La Quinta, Urb. La Quinta Golf s/n, Marbella.

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Tel: 952 762 000

Village, Playa El Padrón, Estepona. Tel: 952 800 015

LOS BANDIDOS

RESTAURANTE ROYAL

Open every night for dinner. Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 815 915

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the Hotel Torrequebrada, Benalmádena Costa. Tel: 952 441 414

LOS NARANJOS RESTAURANT Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Urb. Los Naranjos de Marbella. Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 816 105

ROJO

M10

SAVOR

Open Monday to Saturday from 5pm and Sunday from 10am. Frontline of Estepona Puerto Deportivo. Tel: 952 636 430

Open 1pm to 3:30pm and 7:30pm to 11:30pm daily except Sunday evenings and Monday. Avda. Andalucía 6, Local 4, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 951 531 777

MACAAO BEACH Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Jose Echegaray, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 113 618

Open every day for lunch and dinner except Sunday. C/ Granada, 44, Málaga. Tel: 952 227 486

SEA GRILL

Open every evening from 6:30 pm-11 pm. Plaza General Chinchilla 1, Plaza de los Naranjos, Marbella. Tel: 952 924 613.

Marítimo, Marbella. Tel: 952 903 318/19. Da Bruno Mijas Costa: Ctra. de Mijas, km. 3.6, Mijas. Tel: 952 460 724

THE PLAYWRIGHT

DA PAOLO

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Manzana, Locales 8-11, Pueblo Los Arcos, Elviria. Tel: 952 830 868

Open everyday for lunch and dinner. Muelle Ribera, casa G-H, local 43, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 816 453

TIKITANO

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Plaza de Los Naranjos s/n, Sotogrande. Tel: 952 790 392

Open every day for lunch and dinner. Urb. Guadalmansa, CN340, km 164, Estepona. Tel: 952 798 449

TROCADERO ARENA Open every day for lunch and dinner. Torre Real Beach, Marbella. Tel: 952 865 579

FRASCATI GOLD RESTAURANT Open every day from 10am to 12 am. Complejo Benabola 13, Beach Side, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 929 055

IL TARTUFO

At the Puente Romano Beach Club. Open daily for lunch and dinner. CN340, km 187, Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900

TROCADERO BEACH

SHANTI-SOM – AMRITA

UNI

Open daily for breakfast and dinner. At the Hotel Amàre Marbella. Avda. Severo Ochoa 8, Marbella. Tel: 800 843 493

Open Monday to Thursday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Friday and Saturday from 1.30pm to 4.30 pm and 8pm to 10.30pm. Ctra. de Ojén, km 22, A355, Marbella-Monda. Tel: 952 864 455

Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner. At the Puente Romano Hotel on the Golden Mile. Tel: 952 820 900

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. El Pilar, Local 11 (opposite the Crown Plaza Hotel), Estepona. Tel: 952 885 765

VENTA GARCÍA

LA PAPPARDELLA DI ESTEPONA

MC CAFÉ

SKINA

Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Marbella Club Hotel. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n. Tel: 952 822 211

Open every day for lunch and dinner from 1pm to midnight. Puerto Deportivo de Estepona. Tel: 952 802 144

VILLA PADIERNA CLUB DE MAR

LA PAPPARDELLA SUL MARE

MESSINA

Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Friday and Saturday for dinner only. Closed Sunday and Monday. C/ Aduar 12, Old Town, Marbella. Tel: 952 765 277

Open daily for lunch and dinner every day except Monday. Ctra. de Casares km 7, Casares. Tel: 952 894 191 Open daily for lunch from 1pm to 6pm. CN 340, km 166, Marbella. Tel: 647 791 515

Open every day for lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, Estepona. Tel: 952 807 354

Open for dinner Monday to Saturday. Avda. Severo Ochoa, 12, Marbella. Tel: 952 864 895

SOLEO MARBELLA BEACH CLUB RESTAURANT

ZEST

LA TRATTORIA

MIRAFLORES GOLF RESTAURANT

Open daily from 11am to 8pm. Avda. Duque de Ahumada s/n, Marbella. Tel: 951 562 887

Open Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and for cocktail hour from 4:30pm to 8pm. Centro Plaza, Marbella. Tel: 951 319 151

Open daily from 7pm to 11pm. At the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa. Avenida Zurita, s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800

SOLLO

ZOZOI

LEONARDO DA VINCI

Open nightly for dinner except Sundays. Urb. Reserva del Higuerón, Málaga. Tel: 951 385 622

Open Wednesday to Monday for dinner. Closed Tuesday. Plaza Altamirano 1, Marbella. Tel: 952 858 868

Open every night for dinner. Urb. Doña Lola, Local 21-22, Calahonda, Mijas Costa. Tel: 952 934 667

MAGNA CAFÉ Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. C/ Calderón de la Barca, s/n. Tel: 952 929 578

MARE NOSTRUM

Open daily for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 199. Urb. Riviera Golf. Tel: 952 931 941

MOJO Open from Monday to Saturday for dinner from 8pm ‘til late. Monte Paraíso Golf, Marbella. Tel: 951 217 272

MOMO MARBELLA Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm to midnight. C/ Tetuán 7, Marbella. Tel: 952 771 560

NELI Gs Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. C.C. Benavista, Estepona. Tel: 952 928 576

NŌMŌ BRASSERIE Open for lunch and dinner every day except for Sunday. Bulevar de San Pedro, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 951 702 168

OCEAN CLUB Open daily for lunch and snacks. Avda. Lola Flores, s/n, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 908 137

OCHO Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. C/ Moncayo 12, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 460 232 / 648 502 822

ORANGE BEACH CLUB Open daily from 10am to 8pm. At the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa. Avda. Zurita s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800

PASSION CAFÉ Open for lunch and dinner every day. C.C. La Colonia, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 781 583

PUENTE ROMANO BEACH CLUB Open daily for lunch. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900

PURO BEACH Open daily 11am-8pm, in May, 11am-9pm in June, 11am-10pm in July and August, 11am-9pm in September and 11am-7pm in October. At Laguna

SUAVE Open every day for lunch and dinner. Paseo Maritimo Rey de España 93, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 866 627

SUITE

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Playa de la Carolina, Marbella. Tel: 610 704 144

italian AL DENTE

Open from Monday to Saturday for dinner from 6:30pm. C/ Tetuán 9, Marbella. Tel: 951 087 323

LA FIORENTINA

LOMBARDO’S Open daily from 7pm. Galerías Paniagua, Sotogrande, Cádiz. Tel: 956 795 924

Open every day for dinner. Closed on Mondays. Urb. Jardines del Puerto, local 12, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 906 181

MADE IN SARDINIA

AMORE E FANTASÍA

METRO

Open nightly for dinner. Urb. Marbellamar 93, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 760

Open every day for lunch and dinner from 7pm onwards. Muelle Benabola, Casa 5A, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 813 464

Open every day for lunch and dinner. Puerto Marina, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 446 460

TANINO

ARAGONA

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. CN 340, km 168, Benamara, Estepona. Tel: 952 883 259

Open every day for dinner. Avda. del Mar 3, Marbella. Tel: 951 134 322

Open daily for lunch and dinner. At the Caleta Hotel. Catalan Bay, Gibraltar. Tel: +350 200 76501

TERRA SANA

ARETUSA

Open Monday to Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nueva Andalucía next to the Casino. Tel: 952 906 205. Marina Banús, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 817 977. C.C. Laguna Village, Estepona. Tel: 951 901 050. C.C. Parque Miramar, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 663 937. Puerto Marina, Benalmádena. Tel: 951 915 069

Open daily for dinner. Front line P. Banús. Tel: 952 812 898

THE ENGLISH GARDEN

Dinner and afterwards dance to music by resident DJ. Thursday to Saturday. Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900

SUTTON

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 11pm and Sunday from 1.30 to 9.30pm. Closed Mondays. Avda. España 16, Urb. Buenavista, Sitio de Calahonda. Tel: 952 930 252

THE LAUNDERETTE Open daily 10am to midnight. Avda. Julio Iglesias s/n, Puerto Banús. Tel: 951 319 292

THE MEETING ROOM Open 9am to 11pm every day except Sundays. Avda. Ricardo Soriano 1, Local 1 (Edif. Portillo), Marbella. Tel: 952 772 577

THE ORANGE TREE

Open every night for dinner. C.C. Cristamar, Avda. Julio Iglesias, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 906 608

NUNOS O MAMMA MIA Open every day except Sunday for lunch and dinner. At El Corte Inglés Food Hall, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990

CARPACCIO

PIZZERIA PICASSO

Open every day for lunch and dinner. Frontline Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 813 357

Open daily from 12 noon. Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 813 669

CASA TUA

PORTOFINO LAGUNA VILLAGE

Open every evening for dinner. C/ Ortiz de Molinillo 14, Marbella. Tel: 951 712 227

Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, Estepona. Tel: 952 808 035

CIBO

RISTORANTE SAN MARTINO

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe 11, Marbella. Tel: 952 900 380

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Pinares de Elviria s/n, Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 952 832 702

DA BRUNO

Open every day from 12pm ‘til midnight for lunch and dinner. C.C. Pinogolf de Don Carlos 34, Elviria. Tel: 952 850 148

Open all day. Da Bruno Cabopino: CN-340 Km. 194,7. Tel: 952 831 918. Da Bruno a Casa: Marbella Mar, Local 1, Marbella. Tel: 952 857 521 – closed on Sunday. Da Bruno A San Pedro: Avda. del Mar, local 1E, San Pedro. Tel: 952 786 860 – closed on Monday. Da Bruno Sul Mare: Edif. Skol, Paseo

ROSMARINO DELLA PIAZZA

SERAFINA Open from Monday to Saturday for dinner at the Puente Romano Hotel on the Golden Mile. Tel: 952 771 798

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VALPARAÍSO Open nightly for dinner. Ctra. Mijas – Fuengirola, km. 14, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 485 996

VILLA TIBERIO Open Monday to Saturday for dinner. Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 178, Marbella. Tel: 952 771 799

mediterranean

RESTAURANTE BAR CARMEN Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, CN 340, km 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 806 739

oriental ASIA FOOD

Cádiz, km. 141, Urb. Hacienda Guadalupe, Manilva. Tel: 952 890 956

GENJI SUSHI BAR Open from 1:30pm-4pm and 8pm to 11pm. C/ Ramón Gomez de la Serna, 4, Edificio Balmoral. Marbella. Tel: 951 530 955

GOLDEN WOK Open every day for lunch and dinner. Urb. Marbellamar, Marbella. Tel: 952 866 840

KABUKI RAW Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner. At Finca Cortesín Hotel. Ctra. Casares s/n, Casares. Tel: 952 937 800

KAIDEN SUSHI

Open from 7pm to 11pm, Wednesday to Sunday. At the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa. Avenida Zurita, s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800

OSAKA Open every day 13:30-16:00 & 19:30-24:00. CN 340, km. 166 (Benavista). C.C. Costa del Sol. Tel: 952 885 751

PAPAYA Open daily for dinner. C.C. Pinares de Elviria 18, Marbella. Tel: 952 831 994

SAKURA Open every day for lunch and dinner. Avda. Jardines del Puerto, L.5, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 817 536

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Centro Com. Guadalmina Alta, Guadalmina 4, local 2, lower floor, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 896 508

SANTOKU

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Centro Comercial, Pinares de Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 952 850 060

ASIAN FUSION BING

KAMA KURA

SAPPORO

Open 12.30pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm to 12am daily. Fuengirola, Paseo Marítimo, L-42C. Tel: 952 470 218

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8-11pm. The San Roque Club, Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 127, San Roque, Cádiz. Tel: 956 613 030

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Costa del Sol, upper level. CN 340, km. 166 (Estepona). Tel: 952 888 710

MAKITAKE

SUKHO THAI

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Ribera s/n (above disco Seven), Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 811 592

Open for dinner from Monday to Saturday. Centro Comercial Marbellamar. Tel: 952 770 550

ASIATICO ZEN Open every day for lunch and dinner except Tuesday lunch. C/ Lirios s/n, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 817 691

BAMBOO Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Ctra. Istan km 1, Marbella. Tel: 952 906 674

DRAGÓN DE ORO Open every day from 12.30-4pm and 7pm until midnight. Closed Monday lunchtime. Ctra. de

MECA

Open daily for dinner. At the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel. CN 340, km 166, Marbella. Tel: 952 889 180

SUSHI DES ARTISTES (HIDEYOSHI WAGYU)

dinner from Monday to Saturday. C/ Ramón Gómez de la Serna, 5, Marbella. Tel: 952 863 193

TAI PAN Open seven days a week for dinner. H. Puente Romano, Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 177, Marbella. Tel: 952 777 893

TA-KUMI Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Gregorio Marañón 4, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 839

TEPPANYAKI SAMURAI Open daily for lunch and dinner. Avda. Manolete 20, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 816 549

THAI GALLERY At Plaza Village at the Hotel Puente Romano. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 818 392

THAI STYLE Open daily for lunch and dinner. Avda. Playas del Duque s/n. Edif. Gaviotas IV, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 813 675

THAPA THAI Open every day for lunch and dinner. Urb. Puerto Deportivo 13, Edif. Poniente, Estepona. Tel: 951 318 445

TOP THAI

Open every day for lunch and dinner. C.C. Pino Golf, Don Carlos, Local 1, Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 952 830 365 / 658 646 829

Open every day for lunch and dinner. CN 340, km 178.5, Marbella. Easy parking. Tel: 952 857 403

SUSHI KATSURA

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Centro Plaza, 64, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 951 319 778. Also at C.C. Laguna Village, Local 11-13, Estepona. Tel: 952 806 661

OMBÚ

Open for lunch from Monday to Friday and for

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Open daily for lunch and dinner except Sundays. At El Corte Inglés Food Hall, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Muelle de Honor, Club de Mar, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 811 561

Alcaidesa, La Linea de la Concepción. Tel: 956 582 700

MARISQUERÍA LA PESQUERA

LA COCINA

WAGAMAMA

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Plaza de la Victoria, Old Town, Marbella. Tel: 952 765 170

Open daily for lunch and dinner except Wednesday. CN 340, km. 151, Arena Beach. Tel: 952 796 320

Open daily for lunch and dinner. 19 Ocean Village promenade, Gibraltar. Tel: +350 200 44182

WASABI Open daily from 1.30 pm for lunch and dinner. C.C. Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 908 577

scandinavian ALOHA RESTAURANT

Open every evening for dinner from 6pm to 11.30pm. Avda. del Prado s/n, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 811 285

SKANDIES Open Tuesday to Sunday from 7pm to 11pm. Closed Mondays. Avda. Antonio Belón, 26 (behind the lighthouse), Marbella. Tel: 952 776 323

seafood

RESTAURANTE EL BOTE Open every day for lunch and dinner. Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 660 084

PALAPA Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, CN 340, km 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 808 165

SANTIAGO Open daily for lunch and dinner. Paseo Marítimo, 5, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 078

spanish BAHÍA

Open every evening for dinner. At Hotel Don Carlos. Avda. Zurita s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800

LA MÁQUINA

PAELLAS Y MÁS Open daily from 10:30am to 11pm. C/ Jacinto Benavente 33, Marbella. Tel: 952 822 511

VILA DO GROVE Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. C/ Las Malvas, Edif. On Line, Local 2, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 813 415

Open daily for lunch and dinner except Sunday. At El Corte Inglés Food Hall, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990

*cinemas & theatres

LA MORAGA BISTRÓ

Plaza de la Libertad 2. Mijas. Tel: 952 590 380

Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Ramón Areces s/n, in front of El Corte Inglés, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 817 448

AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL TORREMOLINOS

LA RED

Marbella. Tel: 952 825 035

Open daily from 9.30am to 6pm. Playa La Fontanilla, Marbella. Tel: 952 821 450

CENTRO CULTURAL EL INGENIO

LA TABERNA DEL ALABARDERO

La Cañada. Marbella. Tel: 902 333 231

CINES TEATRO GOYA

AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL MIJAS

Plaza de España, Recinto Ferial. Tel: 952 379 521

AUDITORIO PARQUE DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN Garcia Morato, s/n. San Pedro. Tel: 952 786 968

CINESA LA CAÑADA

EL BARLOVENTO

CASA DE LA ERA

Open from 11am-4pm and 7.30-11pm every day except Mondays. Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande, Cádiz. Tel: 956 790 370

Open only for lunch – call for times. Ctra. de Ojén, km 0.5, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 625

Open everyday for lunch and dinner except Monday. San Pedro Playa, Urb. Castiglone. Tel: 952 785 138. Also at Ctra. de Ronda, km. 167, San Pedro. Tel: 952 786 265

CASA FERNANDO

MESÓN EL ADOBE

MULTICINES ALFIL

RESTAURANTE LA MARINA

Open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Avda. del Mediterráneo s/n, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 853 344

Open daily for lunch and dinner except Tuesdays. Avda. La Fontanilla, Edif. Balmoral, Bajo 3, Marbella. Tel. 600 003 144

Avda. Camilo José Cela, s/n. Fuengirola. Tel: 952 800 056

HACIENDA

MI TABERNA

Mijas. Tel: 952 663 738

Open from 1-4.30pm and 7.30 -11pm. Closed on Sunday afternoons and Mondays. Urb. La

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. CN340, km 178, Marbella. Tel: 952 827 880

PALACIO DE LA PAZ

Open every day from 1-4.30pm and 8pm until midnight. Paseo Marítimo s/n, La Atunara, La Linea de la Concepción, Campo de Gibraltar. Tel: 956 171 531

LA TORRE

Avda. Julio Iglesias, Puerto Banús. Tel: 951 196 665

CINESUR C.C. Miramar, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 198 605

MULTICINES MEDITERRÁNEO Recinto Ferial. Fuengirola. Tel: 952 589 349

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TEATRO ALAMEDA

Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 817 074

DYNAMIC TRAINING CENTRE

Urb. Parcelas del Golf, Aloha Gardens, N. Andalucía. Tel: 952 818 357

José Meliá s/n. Marbella. Tel: 952 770 300

Calle Córdoba 9, Málaga. Tel: 952 213 412

TEATRO CERVANTES

C.C. Le Village, Marbella. Tel: 952 775 021

QI SPORT

CN340, Km179. Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900

Ramos Marín, 199, Málaga. Tel: 952 224 109

FITNESS CENTRE NEW STYLE

Urb. La Alzambra, Marbella. Tel: 952 907 090

HOTEL TRITON

TEATRO CIUDAD DE MARBELLA

Amapolas, s/n Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 817 916

SATURNIA REGNA

Plaza Ramón Martínez, Marbella. Tel: 952 903 159

FUERTE GYM

Marbella Tel: 952 761 475, Elviria. Tel: 952 834 835

Avda. Antonio Machado, 29. Benalmádena Costa. Tel: 952 443 240

TEATRO SALON VARIETES

Avda. El Fuerte, Marbella. Tel: 952 861 624

SEVEN STARS SCHOOL

KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHÍA ESTEPONA

Emancipación 30. Fuengirola. Tel: 952 474 542

GIMNASIO ESTADIO

CN340, Km159. Estepona. Tel: 952 809 500

VERACRUZ CINES Veracruz. Estepona. Tel: 952 800 056

Trav. Huerta de los Cristales, Marbella. Tel: 952 828 217

Tai Chi & yoga. Pasaje Estrecho, Estepona. Tel: 952 923 055

SPORT CLUB RESERVA DEL HIGUERÓN

La Cala de Mijas Tel: 952 669 000

YELMO CINEPLEX

HAPPY DIVER’S CLUB

Avda. del Higueron, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 565 761

LOS MONTEROS SPA & GOLF RESORT 5*GL

Plaza Mayor. Tel: 902 220 922

Atalaya Park Hotel, Marbella. Tel: 609 571 920

SPORTCLUB ROUTE 66

CN340, km 187, Marbella. Tel: 952 771 700

*gyms & sports clubs

HOTEL PUENTE ROMANO

Ctra. Mijas, 1.5km. Fuengirola. Tel: 952 461 648

MARBELLA CLUB HOTEL

CN340, Km77,5. Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900

SPORTING CLUB ATALAYA PARK HOTEL

CN340, Km 180. Marbella. Tel: 952 822 211

ALHAMAR GYM

KRAV MAGA SELF-DEFENCE CENTRE

CN340, Km 168,5. Estepona. Tel: 952 888 212

HOTEL VILLA PADIERNA

C.C. Alhamar, CN-340 km 197. Tel: 952 934 684

At Hotel Pyr, Puerto Banús. Tel: 655 689 455

TICKET-TO-RIDE

ATENAS

MANOLO SANTANA RACQUETS CLUB

Cristamar, Pto. Banús. Tel: 952 905 082

CN340, Km 166, Exit Cancelada. Benahavís. Tel: 952 889 150

Barquilla 1. Marbella. Tel: 952 776 240

Ctra. de Istán, Km 2. Marbella. Tel: 952 778 580

VITALITY STUDIO

VINCCI SELECCIÓN ESTRELLA DEL MAR

AZTEC COUNTRY CLUB

MARBELLA GUN & COUNTRY CLUB

C.C. Le Village, Marbella. Tel: 952 902 362

CN340, km 190.5, Marbella. Tel: 951 053 970

Urb. Riviera del Sol, Mijas-Costa. Tel: 952 934 477

Monda. Tel: 952 112 161

CENTRO DEPORTIVO EL FUERTE

MARBELLA SPORT Km 171.5. San Pedro Alcántara. Tel: 952 788 315

*hotels

ALANDA CLUB MARBELLA

Av. El Fuerte s/n. Marbella. Tel: 952 861 624

CENTRO DE YOGA Y SALUD INTEGRAL

MULTI SPORT

DON CARLOS RESORT, LEISURE & SPA

ALMENARA GOLF HOTEL & SPA

Ramón y Cajal 21. Marbella. Tel: 952 773 804

Avda. Picasso 27. San Pedro. Tel: 952 782 801

CN340, Km 192. Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800

Avda. Almenara s/n. Sotogrande. Tel: 956 582 000

CERRADO DEL ÁGUILA

NEW CONCEPT TRAINING

FINCA CORTESIN HOTEL, GOLF & SPA

AMANHAVÍS HOTEL & RESTAURANT

Mijas Costa, Málaga. Tel: 951 773 523

Monte Paraíso Country Club, Camino de Camoján s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 866 843

Crtra. Casares, Casares. Tel: 952 937 800

C/ Pilar 3. Benahavís. Tel: 952 856 026

GRAN HOTEL GVADALPÍN PUERTO BANÚS

ATALAYA PARK HOTEL

Tennis /paddle classes. Calahonda. Tel: 952 939 595

02 CENTRO WELLNESS

CN340, Km 168,5. Estepona. Tel: 952 889 000

Plaza del Mar. Marbella. Tel: 952 900 420

Arroyo El Rodeo, Nueva Andalucía, Marbella. Tel: 952 899 700

DY GYM MARBELLA

P-E SPORTS CLUB

GRAN MELIÁ DON PEPE

Benabola. Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 815 000

CLUB DEL SOL

HOTEL PUENTE ROMANO

LA CALA RESORT

CN340 Km 192. Marbella. Tel: 952 902 537

BENABOLA APART HOTEL

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BLUE BAY BANÚS HOTEL

Plaza de España, s/n. Ronda. Tel: 952 877 500

BULL-FIGHTING MUSEUM

FUENGIROLA

CN340, Km173. N. Andalucía. Tel: 952 811 517

SENTIDOS HOTEL

Plaza de Toros. Estepona.

Tel: 952 467 843

GOLF HOTEL GUADALMINA

MUSEO CORTIJO MIRAFLORES

ESTEPONA

Guadalmina Baja. Marbella. Tel: 952 882 211

CN340, Km185, Urb. Golf Rio Real s/n. Marbella. Tel: 952 765 732

Marbella. Tel: 952 902 714

C/ Málaga 82–84. Tel: 952 800 537

GRAN HOTEL BENAHAVIS

SUNSET BEACH CLUB

MUSEO DE BELLA ARTES

FUENGIROLA

Huerta de Rufino, Benahavís. Tel: 902 504 862

C/ San Agustin 8. Málaga. Tel: 952 218 382

Pza. los Chinorros. Tel: 952 474 384

H10 ANDALUCÍA PLAZA

Avda. del Sol, 5. Benalmádena Costa. Tel: 952 579 400

MUSEO DEL GRABADO

MARBELLA

CN340 Km 174. Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 812 000

TAMISA GOLF HOTEL

Hospital Bazán. Marbella. Tel: 952 825 035

Jac. Benavente, 14. Tel: 952 772 898

HM GRAN HOTEL COSTA DEL SOL

MUSEO DE LA VILLA

NUEVA ANDALUCÍA

La Cala de Mijas, Mijas Costa. Tel: 952 587 710

Camino Viejo de Coín. Km 3.3. Mijas Golf. Tel: 952 585 988

Plaza de la Libertad 2. Mijas. Tel: 952 590 380

C/ Jazmines. Tel: 952 810 887

HOTEL AMÀRE MARBELLA BEACH CLUB

TRH EL PARAÍSO

MUSEO RALLI

SAN PEDRO

Avda. Severo Ochoa, 8, Marbella. Tel: 952 768 400

CN340, km 167, Estepona. Tel: 952 883 000

Urb. Coral Beach. Marbella. Tel: 952 857 923

Pizarro, 41. Tel: 952 780 39

MUSEUM OF MÁLAGA WINES

*tennis clubs

HOTEL FUERTE ESTEPONA Avda. Vaquero Playa. Ctra A-7, Km 150, Estepona. Tel: 952 808 020

HOTEL DIANA PARK

Carrera 39. Ojén. Tel: 952 881 453

CN 340, km 168.5, Estepona. Tel: 952 887 659

HOTEL FUERTE MARBELLA

HOTEL PYR MARBELLA

MUSEUM OF MINIATURES CARROMATO DE MAX

C/ El Fuerte s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 861 500

El Compas. Mijas. Tel: 952 489 500

BEL AIR TENNIS AND PADDEL CLUB

HOTEL IPV BEATRIZ PALACE & SPA

Avda. Rotary International, s/n, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 817 353

PABLO RUIZ PICASSO FOUNDATION

Urb. Bel-Air, Estepona. Tel: 952 883 221

CN340, Km 207. Fuengirola. Tel: 952 922 000

NH SAN PEDRO

Plaza de la Merced 15. Málaga. Tel: 952 060 215

CLUB DEL SOL

HOTEL MELIÁ MARBELLA

PICASSO MUSEUM MÁLAGA

Tennis/paddle classes. Calahonda. Tel: 952 939 595

CN340, Km 175. Pto. Banús. Tel: 952 810 500

C/ Jerez 1, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 853 040

CLUB DE TENIS DON CARLOS

HOTEL PLAYA BONITA

SISU BOUTIQUE HOTEL PUERTO BANÚS

Palacio de Buenavista, C/ San Agustín 8. Málaga. Tel: 952 127 611

CN340, Km 217. Benalmádena Costa. Tel: 952 442 840

CN 340, km 173, Puerto Banús, Tel: 952 906 105

ROMAN PUBLIC BATHS

*museums

Guadalmina Baja. Tel: 952 781 360

CLUB INTERNACIONAL DE TENNIS

NH MARBELLA

San Pedro Alcántara. Tel: 952 781 360

*post offices

Ctra. Cádiz, km 173. Marbella. Tel: 952 813 341

CALAHONDA

Benahavís. Tel: 617 647 223

C/ Conde Rudi, s/n. CN340, Km 178. Marbella. Tel: 952 763 200

BONSAI MUSEUM

C.C. El Zoco. Tel: 952 932 175

CLUB NUEVA ALCÁNTARA

Parque Arroyo de la Represa. Marbella. Tel: 952 862 926

EL CORTE INGLÉS

San Pedro Alcántara. Tel: 952 788 315

Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990

HOFSAESS TENNIS ACADEMY

HOTEL PRINCESS PLAYA Paseo Marítimo. Marbella. Tel: 952 820 944

PARADOR DE RONDA

BASILICA VEGA DEL MAR

AZTEC COUNTRY CLUB

Urb. Riviera del Sol, Mijas-Costa. Tel: 952 934 477

Hotel Don Carlos, Avda. Zurita, CN340, km 192. Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800

CLUB MADROÑAL

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Monte Elviria (next to German School). Tel: 952 835 812

SPORT CLUB RESERVA DEL HIGUERÓN

Tel: 952 802 002 Fuengirola Tel: 952 467 625 Gibraltar Tourist Board Tel: 956 774 950 Marbella Tel: 952 822 818 Málaga Tel: 952 213 445 / 952 216 061 Mijas Tel: 952 485 900 Ronda Tel: 952 871 272 San Pedro Tel: 952 785 252 Tarifa Tel: 956 680 993 Torremolinos Tel: 952 381 578

Avda. del Higueron, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 565 761

*train

LEW HOADS TENNIS CLUB Ctra. de Mijas, Km 3,5. Mijas. Tel: 952 474 858

MANOLO SANTANA RACQUETS CLUB Ctra. de Istán, Km 2. Marbella. Tel: 952 778 580

MARBELLA HILL TENNIS CLUB Avda. El Fuerte, Marbella. Tel: 659 677 539

MARBELLA PLAYA TENIS CN340, km 189, Marbella. Tel: 657 619 630

MIRAFLORES TENNIS CLUB Urb. Miraflores, Km 199. Calahonda. Tel: 952 932 006

PUENTE ROMANO TENNIS CLUB Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900

ROYAL TENNIS CLUB MARBELLA El Rosario, Marbella. Tel: 952 837 651

*tourist offices Benahavís Tel: 952 855 500 Benalmádena Tel: 952 442 494 Estepona

Customer assistance T: 952 128 267 General Info T: 902 240 202 Reservations T: 902 240 202 Ave T: 952 128 079

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N U F R E M SUM s t e P h t i w

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Marisa Cutillas suggests that you splurge on these cute treats and accessories for your four-pawed friends this season.

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FELT DOG CARRIER BY CLOUD 7: Enjoy your pet travels in plush style with this cosy carrier, available at Amara.

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DOGGY SUNMIST BY PETKIN: Spray on SP15 protection for your dog. Available on Amazon.

CONTACTS: AMARA www.amara.com AMAZON www.amazon.co.uk DOTCOMGIFTSHOP www.dotcomgiftshop.com

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS Until June 2 ART – MARBELLA

The Clínica Buchinger Wilhelmi presents Somos de Colores, an exhibition of colourful modernist paintings by Toto Zumpano, an Argentinean painter and architect who has exhibited his work in Spain, Brazil and Switzerland. www.buchinger-wilhelmi.es

Until June 15 ART – ESTEPONA

El Campanario Golf & Country House will be hosting a joint exhibition by artists Sandra Winkelmann and Dana Nowak. www.elcampanarioresort.com

Until June 28 ART – MARBELLA

Magpie International art gallery presents the exhibition The Journey of the Soul by Gabrielle Ange. Stunning paintings of sunsets and the sea in bright red, orange and blue hues give warmth to Ange’s beautiful paintings. www.magpie.international

Until June 30 ART – MÁLAGA

One of Spain’s most acclaimed photographers, Isabel Coixet, is currently exhibiting her photographs of well-known faces at La Térmica. Available for viewing Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 9pm. www.latermicamalaga.com

ART – MÁLAGA

Daniel Rubio Sierra will be exhibiting Puppies, featuring highly realistic paintings of dogs, at ANTINOO Fine Art. Callejones del Perchel 4, Local 3, Málaga. www.antinoofineart.com

Until August 31 ART – BENAHAVÍS

Benezra Gallery presents Summer Art – an exhibition featuring various international artists, including Nina Nolte, Dom Pattinson and GrAzie. www.benezragallery.com

ART – FUENGIROLA

Patio Top Garden Furniture presents the exhibition Luces En el Mar (Lights in the Sea) by Victor Tristante, an artist who seeks to unleash the emotions of his spectators, through his emotive paintings. www.patio-topgarden.es

Until September 1 ART – CALAHONDA

Marlou Smits and Meta Walters present a joint exhibition of their contemporary portraits at Restaurante FederiKa. At Hotel Ona Campanario. Avda. España 22, Sitio de Calahonda. www.federicodanna.com/restaurantefederika

Until September 17 ART – MÁLAGA

The Museo Picasso Málaga presents the exhibition Bacon, Freud and The School of London, featuring works by famous

artists from The School of London – a small group of painters in the 1950s who shared the same artistic concerns and were connected by ties of friendship and mutual admiration, who explored the appearance and vulnerability of the human body, with the city of London as their surrounding context. www.museopicassomalaga.org

poor communication with loved ones or financial stress, at her weekly group meetings, which start at 7:30pm. For information on locations, info@advancedpersonaltherapy.com

NEW AND REGULAR EVENTS

Learn to dance with Colin and the team from Jive Spain at Miraflores Restaurant on Tuesday, El Campanario on Wednesday and El Goleto at Duquesa on Friday. For precise times, colin@jivespain.com

Weekly on different days WALKING FOOTBALL – MARBELLA

Weekly sessions of Walking Football (non-contact walking football) for men and women of all ages to keep fit and meet new friends. Further information, www.walkingfootballspain.com

Monthly on different days AMERICAN CLUB – MARBELLA

The American Club Costa del Sol Chapter meets monthly for excursions, sports and social events. Tel: 952 772 789. www.americanclubcostadelsol.com

AMIGOS DE LA CULTURA – COSTA DEL SOL

The members of this cultural group meet at different times and places for lunches, lectures, concerts, ballet, theatre, opera, etc. Further information, Tel: 669 445 809.

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE – MARBELLA

Integral Psychotherapist Gabriella Kortsch helps you with everything from relationship breakdowns to depression,

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday JIVE – MIRAFLORES, ESTEPONA AND LA DUQUESA

Every Tuesday and Friday PAINTING CLASSES – MARBELLA

Talented artist Ricardo Alario will be teaching budding painters the secrets of his craft from 10am to 1pm (first group) and 5pm to 8pm (second group). For further information, Tel: 952 859 671. www.ricardoalario.com

PILATES AND YOGA – BENAHAVÍS

The Benahavís Country Club is ready and set to help you achieve a state of greater health, fitness and wellness, with yoga classes every Tuesday at 10am and Pilates on Fridays at 10am. Non-members are welcome and the classes cost just €10. Bookings are advised to guarantee your place. Tel: 952 856 171. wellness@benahavishills.com

Wednesday June 21

ART – SOTOGRANDE This year DFAS de la Frontera is taking its end of season arts and crafts event to another level, with a fabulous salsa themed fiesta of art, music and dance. There will be interactive demonstrations of pottery and dance and over 25 artists and artisans will be exhibiting their work. The event will take place at La Cabaña de Sotogrande. Artist’s stalls will be open from 11am to 2:30pm. For further information, www.nadfas-delafrontera.org

Until June 30

ART- FUENGIROLA Roger Cummiskey presents the exhibition Sabor de España, at Arte y Cocina restaurant. C/ Miguel de Cervantes 15, Fuengirola. Tel: 666 782 642.

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Every Wednesday ART – MÁLAGA

The Museo Picasso de Málaga offers free guided tours in English (included in the entry price), from 11:30am to 2pm. Tickets cost €8 for adults. Children enter for free. www.museopicassomalaga.org

FLAMENCO – MIJAS

Every Wednesday at 12pm, a dazzling flamenco show takes place at the Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo. www.mijas.es

Every first Wednesday of the month CULTURE AND COCKTAIL – MARBELLA The Association of Art and Culture Marbella holds a monthly cocktail at Magna Café at Magna Marbella Golf, from 8pm-10pm. Tel: 627 833 262. www.artandculturemarbella.com

Every Thursday NETWORKING – MARBELLA

The Marbella Business Group holds its weekly breakfast meeting, which features presentations, discussions and introductions of new members. At 8am at the Hotel Senator in Marbella. To become a member, www.marbellabusinessgroup.com

Every last Friday of the Month COFFEE MORNING – ESTEPONA

ADANA animal rescue charity coffee morning at Plaza Manilva (outside Longman’s Bookshop) 11am – 2pm. Kennels open 10am – 5pm Monday – Friday and 10am – 2pm Saturday, Sunday

and holidays. Further information, Tel: 952 800 975. www.adana.es

BUSINESS LUNCH – MARBELLA

Marbella Business Institute holds an invitation-only lunch club for local and visiting business people, active and retired. To apply, visit www.marbellabusinessinternational.org

Every Saturday MARKETS – PUERTO BANÚS

Head for the Puerto Banús bullring every Saturday for a fun street market featuring everything from clothing to music, accessories and home ware. Starts at 9am and ends at 2pm. www.marbella.es

Saturday June 3 CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT – ESTEPONA

Have fun while supporting a good cause at Spence Clarke’s ninth annual Charity Golf Tournament, held at El Paraíso Golf Club, in support of motor neurone disease. Featuring a great day’s golf plus a raffle and auction, and an authentic Southern Indian lunch, which can also be enjoyed by non-players. For further information, www.spenceclarke.com

CHARITY CAR RUN – MARBELLA

PAD animal shelter, Cerros del Águila, welcomes visitors from 12pm-3pm. Further information, Tel: 952 486 084.

The Porsche Owners Club, Ferrari Owners Club and Rotary Club will be hosting a fun car run to raise funds for cancer hospice, Cudeca. Registration and coffee will take place at Sportwagen, Marbella, (situated in the Poligono, La Campana) and the end of the run and lunch will take place at Las Brisas Golf Club at about 2pm. For further information, Tel: 677 600 638.

Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4 ART GAUCÍN – GAUCÍN

Monday June 5 to Sunday June 11 FERIA – MAREBLLA

Every First Sunday of the month OPEN DAY – MIJAS

The village of Gaucín will light up with colour at Art Gaucín: an event which opens up the studios of local artists to art lovers from near and far. For a list of artists and their respective addresses, www.artgaucin.com

Friday June 2 to Saturday June 10 CONCERT – MARBELLA

Singer, Gio Box, will be performing covers of popular songs at Joy’s Live. Further information, www.gio-box.com

The Marbella fair will once again be taking over our city, with rides, casetas and endless rounds of rebujito. Also featuring flamenco, fashion and music. For a precise programme of events, www.marbella.es

Thursday June 8 FUNDRAISING GALA – MARBELLA

Businessman, philanthropist and owner of the Marbella International University Center, Dr. Nissim Levy, and his spouse Rina will be the gracious hosts of the first Marbella Gala in aid of the children in need at the Sheba Medical Center (Israel), to take place at the lavish gardens of the MIUC. Featuring a cocktail reception, gala dinner, auction, dance and live performers. www.miuc.org

Thursday June 8 to Friday June 9 CLASSICAL MUSIC – MÁLAGA

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga will be playing Mahler’s Symphony No 3 at the Teatro Cervantes. Featuring mezzosoprano, María José Montiel, and the Málaga Opera Chorus. The show starts at 9pm. For tickets, www.teatrocervantes.com

Sunday June 11 ROCKPOPCUDECA – MÁLAGA

Sunday June 11

FOREIGNER – MARBELLA Legendary rock band, Foreigner, will be playing their best tracks at the Club de Tenis of the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, at 9pm. For tickets, www.crazymusicproductions.com

La Cochera Cabaret in Málaga will be hosting a fundraising 80s festival and concert in aid of Cudeca. Organised by Laura Ríos, it will feature the groups Kassia, Pop FM and Z. The concert will start at 8pm. For tickets, www.ticketea.com

PARTIES – OCEAN CLUB

Ocean Club will be hosting various fun events, including a #Champagne party on June 4, the #OceanClub is Timeless event on June 18, another Champagne party on June 25 and the #Trueno X OC on June 30. Further information, www.oceanclub.es

Friday June 16 BLOOMSDAY 2017 – FUENGIROLA

For the seventh year in a row, James Joyce fans (Roger Cummiskey and friends) are planning a reading, swim or paddle off the beach on Bloomsday this year from 8am to 10:30pm, at the beach in Fuengirola. What makes the event a little different is that the readers are encouraged to read their pieces in their own language. For further information, Tel: 952 592 652.

Saturday June 17 ARBORETUM SUMMER NIGHT PARTY – MARBELLA

Arboretum Marbella presents the Summer Night Party, from 8pm to 12pm at the Arboretum. Entrance is free; bring a book to give away. The party will feature live music, ‘poets in the trees’, food, crafts, eco produce and microstories beneath the carob tree. www.fundacionarboretum.org

Thursday June 22 to Sunday June 25 POP FESTIVAL – FUENGIROLA

Enjoy a lively pop music festival featuring a host of acts, including The Beach Boys, who will be performing on June 24. www.fuengirolapop.com

Thursday June 22 to Monday June 26 BODY BOOTCAMP – MONDA

Shanti-Som wellness retreat will be holding a transformational body boot camp, combining yoga with breathing and meditation. www.shantisom.com

Friday June 23 BEACH PARTY – BONO BEACH

Today is San Juan and beaches all across the Coast will be hosting moragas (bonfire parties) on the beach. Bono Beach will be hosting one of the biggest parties, with live music and spectacular entertainers. Tel: 952 839 236.

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Russell Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monthly Horoscope June 2017

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) People will be very receptive to your ideas at the beginning of the month. Take this opportunity to go for a job interview, ask for a date or submit creative work for review. The Full Moon on the 9th will put a great deal of strain on a close relationship. You may decide to part from an impractical person who often fails to keep their promises. During the second half of June, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to follow a difficult and demanding set of rules to get ahead. Going

against the grain will only end up in you missing out on an opportunity. On the 24th, the New Moon will attract an exciting moneymaking opportunity. Getting paid to solve problems and increase productivity will be the answer to a prayer. The end of the month will tempt you to indulge your sensual side. Play for time and postpone making any expensive purchases. It will be better to conserve your resources to cover a surprise expense.

People will be very receptive to your ideas at the beginning of the month. Take this opportunity to go for a job interview, ask for a date or submit creative work for review

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ARIES [21 MAR - 20 APR]

Doing work around the house will be a good way to spend your time at the start of June. Repairing or replacing appliances, upgrading plumbing systems and checking out faulty wiring. The Full Moon on the 9th will bring a disappointing result with a legal or official matter. Resist the temptation to hide away from the world. You’ll get over things more quickly by surrounding yourself with supportive friends and relatives. Avoid getting into an argument with an expert in the middle of the month or you’ll alienate a potential ally. On the 24th, the New Moon will give you a chance to promote a brilliant idea and win support from someone who can make all the difference to your plans. As the month draws to a close, you’ll have to reach a consensus with a partner. Trying to talk logic to a business associate or a loving partner will be an exercise in futility.

TAURUS [21 APR - 21 MAY]

You’ll be getting lots of admiring glances at the beginning of June, when your natural charisma will be powerfully accentuated. On the 9th, the Full Moon will bring about an unexpected challenge to your finances. You’ll have to dip into savings or go into debt to put things right. No matter how strongly you object, you will be expected to satisfy this obligation. If you need an additional source of income, you’ll find it during the second half of the month. The New Moon on the 24th will prompt you to take a class, learn a skill or begin a writing project. This venture will give you lots of intellectual stimulation and improve your outlook. As July approaches, you’ll be forced to stick with a dull routine, despite your desire to branch out. Instead of neglecting your responsibilities, make extra efforts to fulfil them. Proving your reliability will pave the way for opportunity. You’re being put to the test.

CANCER [22 JUN - 23 JUL]

It’s the power of your personality that will win over sceptics and attract admirers at the beginning of June. Be more assertive than usual and don’t take no for an answer; this is your chance to get your agenda met. On the 9th, you could experience some physical problems. Get a medical consultation for a nagging ache or pain. Working behind the scenes towards the middle of the month will be instructive. Team up with an unconventional leader who is more interested in innovation than tradition. The New Moon on the 24th is ideal for starting a job or assuming another role. Your ideas will be well received by your colleagues. Word of your talent will spread, making you a hot commodity in both your personal and professional lives. If you’ve ever wanted to start your own business, this will be the perfect time to take the plunge. Integrate your name into the title and logo; it’s the key to your success.

LEO [24 JUL - 23 AUG]

Your ideas will be well-received at the beginning of June making this a great time to give a presentation or make a proposal. Money will be tight, so be prepared to work with a limited budget. The Full Moon on the 9th will force you to reconsider a romantic relationship. You may decide your partner is more trouble than they are worth. The middle of the month will find you busy with a creative project and so there won’t be much time for social pursuits. On the 24th, the New Moon will give you a welcome chance to rest, relax and recharge your batteries. Head for a tranquil place by the water where you can hear yourself

think. As the month winds down, you may decide to leave an oppressive job. Don’t jeopardise your health for the sake of money. You could find a better job at a government agency, university or hospital.

VIRGO [24 AUG - 23 SEP]

The start of June will be stimulating on the home as well as the work fronts. Your love life could suffer while you’re busy running between your place and the office. It’s important to give professional matters your full attention; doing a great job will result in a pay rise, promotion or both. On the 9th, the Full Moon could cause a smouldering family argument to erupt. You’ll have to have a talk with your amour about treating your relatives in a more respectful manner. Alternatively, you might have to defend your romantic partner from a hyper critical family member. You’ll have to spread yourself thinly at the middle of the month, when your boss will need you to review some very detailed documents. The New Moon on the 24th will bring welcome relief from your labours. Take this opportunity to attend a barbecue or garden party. You’re sure to have some highly entertaining conversations at this get together.

LIBRA [24 SEP - 23 OCT]

The opening days of June will be very romantic. If you’re single, you could fall head over heels in love with little or no warning. Are you in a relationship? Your partner will get surprising news that prompts a string of celebrations. The Full Moon on the 9th could bring some disappointing tidings about a job; your work may not be as well received as expected. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and make a fresh start around the middle of the month. Working with a partner will fill the gaps of your knowledge and teach you valuable skills. On the 24th, the New Moon will bring an exciting opportunity to climb the ladder of success. Take a job in one of the caring professions. Getting paid to improve other people’s lives will be very satisfying. As June turns to July, you’ll have to postpone work to deal with domestic responsibilities. Finding care for a relative could command the lion’s share of your attention.

SCORPIO [24 OCT - 22 NOV]

You’ll have a chance to create long term financial security at the start of June. Be willing to accept a job with plenty of growth opportunity. The salary might be small at first, but it will steadily grow over time. On the 9th, the Full Moon will force you to fight for money that is owed to you. Don’t let a charming individual cheat you out of a payment that is rightfully yours. At the middle of the month, you might have to put some expenses on a credit card until your finances begin to improve. The New Moon on the 24th will attract an exciting opportunity to expand your horizons through travel, writing or studying. Towards the end of the month, you will exchange tense words with someone who thinks they know more than you. You’re tired of having your expertise brushed aside. Assert your authority.

SAGITTARIUS [23 NOV - 21 DEC]

Friendship could turn to romance at the beginning of the month. If you’re already in a relationship, your partner will encourage you to take a life enhancing decision. Follow their advice. The Full Moon on the 9th will force you to take a stand against your

family. Don’t let your relatives pressurise you into an arrangement that doesn’t suit you. The middle of the month warns against being too hard on a romantic partner or business associate. Instead of demanding perfection, take mistakes with a grain of salt. On the 24th, the New Moon will bring a handsome windfall. Use the money from a legal settlement, insurance refund or inheritance for a down payment on a home. Paying off a mortgage is another possibility. Having a secure domestic life will allow you to take risks in other areas. As June turns to July, you’ll have to make difficult financial choices. Watch your back and protect your interests.

CAPRICORN [22 DEC - 20 JAN]

A creative project will bring you lots of satisfaction in the early days of June. This is a great time to redecorate a drab room, begin work on a book or take up a new interest. On the 9th, an embarrassing secret will come to light. Instead of denying the truth, own up to it. This will allow you to repair some broken relationships and make a fresh start. As incredible as it seems, there is a silver lining to this cloud. You will be doing battle with a bureaucratic agency during the middle of the month. No matter how many facts and figures you produce, it is unlikely that you will make any headway. Turn to your best friend or romantic partner for comfort on the 24th, when the New Moon will give extra support to close relationships. As July approaches, you will have difficulty convincing someone to follow your plan. Try not to take their decision personally.

AQUARIUS [21 JAN - 19 FEB]

You will make a splash on social media at the beginning of the month. This is a great time to promote a product, post a dating profile or launch a blog. The Full Moon on the 9th will force you to back out of a social engagement. There simply won’t be the funds to go on an expensive outing. An educational opportunity will fall into your lap in the middle of the month. Take full advantage of it. On the 24th, the New Moon will help you make headway with a health regime. Following a better diet, taking daily exercise and getting more sleep will make you look and feel much better. As June draws to a close, you’ll be torn between a romantic relationship and a friendship. Someone who feels threatened by your partner will try to sabotage your personal life. The sooner you put some distance between you and this troublemaker, the better.

PISCES [20 FEB - 20 MAR]

A grant, loan or gift will allow you to make a cherished dream come true at the beginning of June. Don’t question your luck, embrace it. To give thanks to the Universe, make a donation to your favourite charity. This will keep the good karma flowing. On the 9th, the Full Moon will put you at the centre of a controversy. You might have to take the blame for someone else’s mistake or issue an apology for a wrong move. Swallow your pride and be as gracious as possible. A humble attitude will help you maintain your reputation. The strain will ease on the 24th, when the New Moon invites you to take a vacation. Choose a location that has fascinated you since childhood. Exploring historical and cultural places of interest will be especially fun. If you’re single, you’ll meet someone special on this trip. Are you in a relationship? You and your amour will benefit from time away from home. ESSENTIALMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2017 / 185

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. THE GUIDE family

WORDS JOFFREY KING

SUMMER

CAMPS on t he Coast A

couple of years ago, Dad and Mum had the rather brilliant idea of heading to Florida for the summer. I wasn’t so keen at first; after all, isn’t Florida like the world’s largest home for the retired? No offence to those above 65 but I preferred to stay back home, chilling with my friends at a beach club and competing in online GTA challenges (not meaning to brag, but I hold a record for online car theft that is yet to be beaten). Imagine my surprise when Dad secretly enrolled me in a Dude Ranch Camp. I almost had a heart attack, figuring I would have to wear pointy boots and perform barn dances all day. Boy was I wrong! The camp was awesome, with Western-themed cabins, 500 acres of land, a huge lake and 65 horses at the stables. We did riding, tennis, sailing and at one point took a day trip to a theme park in Orlando, flexing off my newly developing abs. This year, I had prepared my cowboy hat and boots for a repeat performance, only to be given the sad news: we were staying home this year! Just like Dad to get me interested in non-techy activities, dangling the carrot before me, only to pull it away viciously (just kidding, Dad is cool). My own school, like practically all schools here, is offering a summer camp. I went one year when I was a kid and activities included canoeing,

hiking, and swimming. If you are a secondary student like me, ask at school about what is on offer, though if you feel like meeting new people or taking part in new activities, these are some of the camps I found after conducting extensive research on the matter.

Z THE OFFICIAL FC BARCELONA FOOTBALL CAMP IN MARBELLA

This camp is catered for kids aged six to 13 and it runs from the end of June to the end of August. Located at the Holiday World complex in the Benalmádena area, it is a day camp which includes sports (football, tennis, padel, basketball, handball, volleyball, etc), water games, obstacle courses and dancing. You can book by week, by month or even for the entire summer if your parents are working and they need to dump you somewhere. The Holiday World complex has an amazing pool area with water beds, slides, bridges, etc., so this camp is great for younger tots. i www.holidayworld.es

I’m a Manchester man myself, but acknowledge that Messi is pretty much Godlike and do enjoy watching Barcelona play. If football is everything to you, this football camp looks pretty amazing. There are two camps taking place this year – one from July 24 to 28, and the other from July 31 to August 4. This camp invites you to train using FC Barcelona’s world-renowned training methods, through an official partnership with the team. The camp will take place at the Marbella Football Center. i www.fcbsoccercamps.com Another interesting looking intensive football camp is taking place from July 3 to 22 at the Marbella Football Center, featuring highly qualified bilingual trainers, football from 10:30am to 1:30pm daily, specific training for goalies, and training in values as well as football skills. i www.futbolmarbella.com

Z FUNKY FOREST

Z SELWO AVENTURA

This centre for kids aged three to nine also offers day summer camps every year, featuring cooking, music, sports, painting and recycling. Kids enjoy a hearty breakfast and finish with a healthy lunch. I wanted to go to this one but am sadly too old. i www.funkyforest.es

If you love being around exotic animals (other than the gorgeous babes slathered in oil at the beach), and you are five to 17, Selwo Aventura is offering a summer camp in July and August, lasting one week, or as many weeks as you would like to book. Including food, activities from morning to late afternoon,

Z CAMPUS HOLIDAY WORLD AT HOLIDAY WORLD

environmental workshops, adventure activities, trekking, feeding of the giraffes, sports games at the pool, and much more. i www.selwo.es

Z STEMXION MINECRAFT AND ROBOTICS CAMPS As of going to print, Stemxion had not yet published their dates for this year, but they never fail, so consult their website a little closer to the summer. They offer events at their installations in Málaga but also at El Corte Inglés in Mijas and Marbella. Courses take place throughout July and are aimed at different groups (kids aged five to seven, seven to 10, 10 to 13 and 13 to 15). The courses combine educational robotics, LEGO construction and Minecraft. i www.stemxion.com

Z RESERVA DEL HIGUERÓN If you live near the Fuengirola/ Benalmádena area and you love tennis or padel, this is an ideal club. You can book by the week or stay the whole summer. The camp offers tennis, padel, swimming and a delicious lunch if desired (kids can also be picked up before lunch). For kids aged approximately four to 14. i www.reservadelhigueronresort.com

g Joffrey is a secondary student at a British school on the Coast

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