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A rare find on the Golden Mile! Designed by one of Marbella´s star architects, situated in one of the most exclusive communities, this recently completed villa is offering the best of modern living just minutes from Marbella center and the beach. Distributed over three levels, offering high qualities throughout, the property comprises spacious living and dining
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La Zagaleta: Modern villa. Magnificent views. Gym, cinema, wine cellar, heated pool. 6 beds, 6 baths. Built 850 m2, plot 4.151 m2. E&V ID: W-01ZWBV. Price: 2.950.000 €. Tel.: 952 85 98 60.
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Beachfront Golden Mile: Apartment with sea views in the prestigious Gran Marbella. 3 beds, 2 baths. Living area 160 m2, terrace 40 m2. E&V ID: W-024D5R. Price: 1.385.000 €. Tel.: 952 86 84 06.
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Beachfront Puerto Banús: Luxury apartment in the most prestigous complex. 2 beds, 2 baths. Living area 254 m2, terrace 79 m2. E&V ID: W-01ZX3W. Price: 2.500.000 €. Tel.: 952 85 98 60.
Marbella Hill Club: Unrivalled sea views, spectacular terraces with private pool! 2 beds, 2 baths. Living area 146 m2, terrace 18 m2. E&V ID: W-02C7KP. Price: 448.000 €. Tel.: 952 86 84 06.
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Built: 892 m²
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contents the trend Cinema 46
Jake Gyllenhaal 48 Music News 50
the pro 140 Enterprise 150 Associations Law 152 The Vibe
Top Reads on Design 52
3D Printing 54
The Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 56
Design Trends 62 Biomimetics 70 Cryptocurrencies 76 The Marbella Design Fair 80 Frank Stephenson 88 Andrea Wazen 90 Jordi Gil Fernández 92 Benalús: Made for Marbella 94 The iDDomus Concept of Design and Development 96
160 Natasha Mass 162 Jordi Gil Fernández
the leisure 164 Hotel: The Barceló Imagine
the gourmet 169 Baltazár 171 Zozoï 172 Food News 174 Juan José Carmona of El Lago 176 Fine White Wine from Terras Gauda
the guide 178 Listings 188 Social Augmented Reality
Roche Bobois 104
189 Pet News
Décor News 112
190 What’s On
The Language of Luxury 114
192 Stars for May
Oliver Bonas 116 Fashion News 124
the spa Coconut Oil 128 Valmont Skincare 130 Intermittent Fasting 134 Health News 136 Allergeneat 138
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esign, in all its many facets, surrounds us, simultaneously serving our inspirational needs and influencing our lives and dreams in inﬁnitesimal ways. Correspondingly, we focus this month’s 19th Birthday issue on a concept which can involve art, architecture, composition, decoration, perspective, structure, and method. We delineate the subject with a feature on Top Design Trends, give it connective form via Biomimetics, and see it evolving in front of our eyes courtesy of 3D Printing. Personalities associated with Design also abound in this publication, such as Frank Stephenson, Teresa Sapey, Sarah Miller, and Borja Borrero, all of whom was fortunate to interview during last month’s Marbella Design Fair. Continuing with the theme, we also present the elegant lines of the new Rolls-Royce 2018 Phantom, funky footwear from international shoe designer, Andrea Wazen, and we report back from Conde Nast’s The Language of Luxury Conference, held recently in Lisbon. Closer to home, we visit Roche Bobois to be astounded by their new Spring/Summer Collection, we learn how iDDomus is establishing a sterling reputation for stylish modern homes tailor-made to client’s requirements, and we discern why new development Benalús will revolutionise living in the heart of Marbella’s Golden Mile. Elsewhere in this anniversary edition, we introduce our new Digital Ambassadors, Jordi Gil Fernández and Natasha Mass, check in to a musical experience at Barcelo’s new Imagine Hotel in Madrid, and we savour sumptuous local cuisine at the newly opened Baltazár Grill at the Hotel Kempinski and at the endearingly refurbished Zozoï in the midst of the Casco Antiguo. Happy Birthday
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he illustrious Marbella Club, in the heart of Marbellaâ€™s Golden Mile, is the latest hotel to have a personalised magazine. This elegant 5 star edition of resort is an iconic landmark for visitors to the Costa del Sol, offering first class service in sublime surroundings. It has shaped the history of Marbella as the first choice for Hollywood film stars, royalty and aristocracy during the 60s and 70s, evolving today into one of the most prestigious addresses in southern Spain, with its unique blend of classical charm and state-of-the-art amenities. Famed for its luxury and sophistication, it offers a full quota of resplendent rooms, memorable dining options, a sumptuous spa with a range of wellness treatments, a kids club, and the Marbella Club Golf Resort.
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WE FOCUS ON THE WONDERS OF DESIGN THIS MONTH, WITH TOP READS ON THIS DIVERSE SUBJECT AND A PARAGON OF HIGH-END ELEGANCE: THE ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM 2018.
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Max and Annie are a couple who love nothing more than joining other couples for game nights. On one occasion, Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks organises a party which features a mysterious assassination, fake killers, and disguised FBI agents. However, when Brooks is kidnapped, the other players are left wondering if this is all really just a game.
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hy, therefore, has Hollywood passed up so often on Gyllenhaal? God knows he has lit up the screen in ﬁlms like Nocturnal Animals (he plays a writer who pens a bloody tail as an allegory of the pain caused by his deceptive ex-wife) or Nightcrawler (in which he is an amateur reporter who records violent events late at night in Los Angeles, selling the footage afterwards to TV stations). He favours raw, tense characters who mask their emotion behind a steely exterior. Gyllenhaal has physically and mentally transformed into a seemingly different species in ﬁlms like Southpaw, in which he plays a world champion ﬁghter who falls on hard times, has all his possessions taken away from him, and enters the ring once again to get his daughter back. He recalls that training for the ﬁlm was tough; he trained as a boxer for ﬁve full months to obtain the muscley yet ﬁbrous physique required for his character. He told bodybuilding.com, “I went into full training-camp mode and I got myself — what I consider in my mind as an actor — in shape to ﬁght. I was literally learning the skills of boxing, which is not only for the body, but also for the mind. You can’t play a boxer and just look like a boxer; you have to believe you can exist in that world.” Of course, physical transformations can be annoying whenever they exist merely to manipulate the Oscar vote. However, many actors have set new standards with transformations that extend to body, mind, and soul. De Niro in Raging Bull is arguably the most memorable of method actors of this calibre, though Christian Bale (The Machinist) and Daniel Day Lewis (My Left Foot) also spring to mind. Perhaps Gyllenhaal is so often ignored by the
Those into cult and indie ﬁlms like Donnie Darko or Nocturnal Animals probably already know that one of a scarce handful of actors who will never sell out is Jake Gyllenhaal. Any ﬁlm starring this now-mature star who made his name in Brokeback Mountain, knows that the latter is actually one of his least impressive ﬁlms. Gyllenhaal, alongside actors the calibre of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer) and Paul Dano (There Will be Blood) are, for this viewer, a guarantee of excellence… a golden seal that merits at least two hours of your precious time. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS
Academy because his roles are usually on the subtle end of the spectrum; most of the action takes place on the interior with his characters and the changes are subtle; expression, body language… a viewer has to be observant to witness his transformations; audiences will rarely see him shout or cry. He’s just not cut out to provoke obvious reactions. Gyllenhaal is arguably best known for his blockbuster ﬁlms, but to really witness what he is capable of doing, we recommend three ﬁlms. The ﬁrst, is Donnie Darko, a teen cult ﬁlm in which he plays a schoolboy suffering from dreadful hallucinations, who travels in time to preserve the lives of those he loves. The ﬁlm is an introduction to the rawest, darkest, most ironic side of his personality. Next up is Nightcrawler, in which he transforms from insecure geek to conﬁdent reporter, losing his sanity for a taste of the American Dream. Finally, and perhaps most spectacularly, is Nocturnal Animals, where he has the fortune of dialoguing with one of Hollywood’s ﬁnest actors, Michael Shannon (the latter plays a dying policeman willing to take the law into his own hands to help Gyllenhaal’s character exact the revenge he deserves). This year, Gyllenhaal fans falsely got their hopes up, thinking the Academy would ﬁnally make up for years of cruel snubs, for his role as Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing who lost both his legs. In the end his portrayal only garnered him a Critics’ Choice nomination… neither the Golden Globes, SAG, BAFTA nor the Oscars honoured his work. Those of us who see him as he is – the inimitable Jake Gyllenhaal – couldn’t care less. It only gives us more reason to think of him as all our own. e
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Elsewhere, Málaga has a few Spanish artists this month (see below) plus there are bound to be lots of tribute acts playing so check your local weekly publications to see what’s going on. All information on this page was correct at the time of writing. May 5: Spanish singer MARÍA ROZALÉN is at Málaga's Palacio de Ferias y Congresos. Ticket info: redentradas.com May 6: The Gibraltar Song Festival takes place at the Tercentenary Sports Hall with acts from Europe and South America. For more details and ticket info: gibraltarsongfestival.com May 8: The 2012 Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner BEN PORTSMOUTH AND THE TAKING CARE OF ELVIS BAND play Málaga's Teatro de Cervantes. The same venue also hosts Spanish singers ANTONIO CORTÉS (May 10) and SÍLVIA PÉREZ CRUZ (June 1). Ticket info for all three: teatrocervantes.es May 17: British classical pianist JAMES RHODES will tinkle the ivory keys at Granada's Palacio de Congresos. Tickets info: FNAC, your local Carrefour or Halcón Viajes shops. Otherwise ticketmaster.es
Málaga's Auditorio Municipal Cortijo de Torres has two gigs this month with Latin pop favourite PABLO ALBORÁN on May 18 and 19. Then on May 25, there's Spanish rock legends FITO Y FITIPALDIS. More Málaga dates. May 25: famed Spanish rock pop giants HOMBRES G play the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos while Argentinian rock pop veterans LA BERISO are at the Sala La Trinchera on the 27th. Ticket info for the above: ticketmaster.es Spain's ﬁrst big festival of the year, Barcelona's Primavera Sound, takes place between May 30 and June 2 with ARCTIC MONKEYS, BJORK, BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, THE NATIONAL, LORDE and NICK CAVE headlining. Full line-up and ticket info: primaverasound.es The annual eardrum agony that is Eurovision, (the competition which many countries still take seriously and attracts one of the continent’s largest annual TV audiences) is in Lisbon, Portugal and features the 2009 winner (ALEXANDER RYBAK of Norway), 2014 runner-up (WAYLON of Holland) and a Swedish reality TV star (BENJAMIN INGROSSO). Britain is represented by SURIE with Storm and Spain's entry is real-life boyfriend and girlfriend ALFRED and AMAIA with Tu Canción. And the popular 2016 X Factor runner-up SAARA AALTO will take time-out supporting STEPS to represent Finland. She faces the music in the ﬁrst semi-ﬁnal while Spain and the UK have been seeded directly to the ﬁnal. Spain's TVE and the BBC (UK) will show both semi-ﬁnals (May 8 and 10) plus the ﬁnal (May 12), all live at 9pm (CET).
A new controversial two-part HBO documentary that aired in the US last month questions if ELVIS committed suicide. His ex-wife PRISCILLA suggests it after reading two letters sent to one of his close friends that surfaced last December which were written six-months before he died in 1977. See for yourself in Elvis Presley: The Searcher which is now available on-line. The ARCTIC MONKEYS release their ﬁrst album in ﬁve-years when Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino lands on May 11. They are in Spain as a headliner at this month's Primavera Sound (see above) and return in July for Madrid's Madcool Festival on July 13. Now here's a different way to promote your new album: last month JARED LETO, the lead singer of American alt-rockers 30 SECONDS TO MARS (also movie star in Blade Runner 2049 and he is The Joker in Suicide Squad), hitchhiked across the US to promote the band's new
album, America. Starting from New York, he made his way to LA and performed acoustic sets during his one-week journey before flying to Spain for the ﬁrst three-dates of the band's European The Monolith tour. Back to Eurovision: Ireland were considering SEX PISTOLS icon JOHN LYDON (a.k.a. ROTTEN) as their entry but decided against it as he "was too much of a risk". Had he been chosen he would have performed with his band PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – it would have been interesting to see how many points they would have bagged. And fellow shocker JUSTIN BIEBER has upset multitudes in the past but the now 24-year-old has stunned even more by renewing his Christian faith and this will reflect in the recording of his forthcoming album on which he will reshape his sound to indicate his commitment to his religion – or so he says – whatever next – the SPICE GIRLS reforming? e
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Since our last publication, the line-up for Marbella’s Starlite festival (during July and August) has grown, for an up-to-date list check out starlitemarbella.com
As mentioned last month, the Glastonbury Festival is on a fallow year but the BBC have stepped in with their The Biggest Weekend (May 25 - 28) featuring loads of artists including ED SHEERAN at four venues in all four British countries. There are too many acts to name so go to bbc.co.uk/events/efj3v2 for the full line-up, times, etc. It will be covered on TV by BBC2 & 4 plus the iplayer and Radio's 1, 2, 3 and 6.
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Marisa Cutillas suggests a few top reads for those who value the importance of design in technology, interiors, and indeed everything that surrounds us in our daily lives. HOW TO BE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL BY ADRIAN SHAUGHNESSY
Adrian Shaughnessy takes a practical look at graphic design, covering topics such as pricing, dealing with difﬁcult clients, and management of the creative process. From interpreting a brief to ideas generation, he espouses the importance of relying on clear, no-nonsense strategies to get the job done. The book includes interviews with 10 of the world’s top designers, including Rudy VanderLans (Emigre), John Warwicker (Tomato), Neville Brody (Research Studios), and Andy Cruz (House Industries). It is especially indicated for young designers seeking to break into the industry.
THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS BY DONALD A. NORMAN This book conveys the notion that when we have trouble with things – whether ﬁguring out whether to pull or push a door or when we can’t work out how to use a smartphone – the problem lies with its design. As noted by author Donald A. Norman, “The appearance of the device must provide the critical clues required for its proper operation – knowledge has to be both in the head and in the world.” The book contains a list of fundamental design principles and conceptual models; its author alleges that good design is essentially an act of communication between the designer and the user, one that should be valued above all other considerations.
THINKING WITH TYPE: A CRITICAL GUIDE FOR DESIGNERS, WRITERS, EDITORS, & STUDENTS BY ELLEN LUPTON Ellen Lupton focuses on typography in all its splendour, from its use in visual communication to pages viewed on a computer screen. The book has been widely adopted in design programmes across the globe since its ﬁrst edition was printed in 2004. In this updated edition, designers will ﬁnd information on everything from kerning to small capitals, punctuation, alignment, and baseline grids. The book is divided into three sections: Letter (which reveals how early typefaces referred to the body), Text (the massing of letters into larger bodies) and Grid (which looks at spatial organisation). It approaches typography as a tool for “doing things with – shaping content, giving language a physical body, enabling the social flow of messages.”
100 THINGS EVERY DESIGNER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE BY SUSAN WEINSCHENK
This super practical book contains one principle per chapter – and there are 100 altogether. It delves into myths in design, font size, memory, information processing, time, culture, and many other factors that should be present when taking pen to paper or working on design software. It presents interesting design principles related to human psychology, enlightening the reader on how people make decisions and what products and services they value.
THE INTERIOR DESIGN REFERENCE & SPECIFICATION BOOK: EVERYTHING INTERIOR DESIGNERS NEED TO KNOW EVERY DAY BY LINDA O’SHEA, CHRIS GRIMLEY, AND MIMI LOVE
A handy reference book which collates all the crucial bits of information that interiorists need to plan and execute projects of differing sizes. Topics covered include natural and artiﬁcial lighting, useful project management tools, the latest designer software, digital presentations, and sustainability guidelines. It includes handy advice on how to deal with clients and how to work with budget constraints.
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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN The origins of 3D printing can be traced back to 1983, when Chuck Hull invented a process called stereolithography. Hull used to work for a company that used UV light to apply thin layers of plastic veneers onto furniture. Frustrated by the amount of time (up to two months) it took to produce plastic designs for prototypes, he developed an idea that involved layering plastic and etching its shape using light, to form three-dimensional objects.
THE POWER OF BELIEF It took Hull endless hours of tinkering and experimentation, but by 1986, he had set up the company, 3D Systems, obtaining $6 million from a Canadian investor and almost instantly playing an important role in the work of car manufacturers, aerospace engineers and medical equipment manufacturers. Hull was flattered to see that companies such as MercedesBenz were using his technology to build prototypes, but the use of 3D printing in medicine was what most fascinated him. At the time, he told his wife that it would probably be three decades before the technology would be used by everyday people and he hit the nail on the head, since most of us had never heard of 3D printers until a few years ago.
WHAT ARE A FEW FASCINATING USES OF 3D PRINTING? 3D printing is currently being used in a vast array of industries; these are just a handful that have cropped up in the past few years: Z PERSONALISED, INVISIBLE TEETH CORRECTORS: If you’ve ever heard of Invisalign, the transparent braces that are bespoke for each patient, then you may already have come across an excellent example of 3D printing as it applies to dental health. Around 220,000 transparent teeth aligners are printed daily, making horrible metal braces which are unsightly and difﬁcult to clean a thing of the past. Z AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT: 3D printing is playing an important role in complex surgery. In aortic valve replacements, it can be difﬁcult for doctors to decide how to proceed. As noted by Dr. Scott Lilly, a US cardiologist specialised in this procedure, “In some cases, the coronary arteries are adjacent to where the valve would be placed. Using 3D modelling we can determine whether or not to protect these blood vessels during deployment, or even whether to proceed with valve replacement at all.” Z GREEN CAR TYRES: Goodyear has been making tyres for over 100 years, but it continues to innovate with products such as the new
From cool home designer items to orthodontics or prosthetic limbs, 3D printing is setting new standards in terms of beauty, style, and functionality. It may be considered ‘futuristic’ but it has actually existed for over 30 years! Marisa Cutillas brings you the history and current applications of this technology, predicted to be worth €26.4 billion by 2023.
Oxygene tyre, the ﬁrst to integrate or last place," noted David Dahl, an live moss into its design, with a view applications engineer at 3d printing to improving air quality. The tyre is factory, Stratasys. 3D printed and is both lightweight and puncture resistant (because it is not ﬁlled with air). Z AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION: Stelia Aerospace in France recently unveiled the ﬁrst printed self-reinforcing fuselage panel, to demonstrate The future is bright for forward thinking individuals the potential of additive wishing to print everything from food to gift items, in manufacturing to develop the comfort of their very home. Recently, 3D Systems cheaper, more sustainable launched the Ekocycle Cube printer in collaboration components. The idea is to with singer Will.i.am (named Chief Creative Ofﬁcer eventually print thousands in January 2018), which was developed for of different parts and ﬁt them everyday use and is priced at less than together, thus reducing the €100. need for lengthy processes such as the placing, ﬁtting and screwing together/welding of parts. Z OLYMPIC SPORTS: Some world class Olympic teams are using 3D technology to personalise equipment and give athletes a boost. The US luge team is just one of many that is employing the technology, in this case to customise sleds, making them as long or wide as each particular athlete. "When you're dealing with fractions of a second on the track, a little change here or there could be the difference between a gold medal
WILL WE ALL HAVE PERSONAL PRINTERS AT HOME?
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ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM VIII WORDS TONY WHITNEY PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ROLLS-ROYCE
The Hon. Charles Rolls and Mr. Henry Royce were an unlikely pair to establish their iconic nameplate back in 1904, but great partnerships have often been based on less plausible collaborations.
olls was a youthful and wealthy aristocrat with marketing flair while Royce was a down-to-earth engineer with a head for business. Always attracted by speed, Rolls was inevitably drawn to the developing ﬁeld of aeronautics – a risky business back in the early part of the 20th century. Sadly, this was to be his undoing and he died in his Wright biplane following structural failure at just 32 years old. Henry Royce forged ahead alone to lay the foundations of what became one of the world’s top luxury brands. Royce was later knighted, not for the cars, but for the legendary Merlin aero engine of WW2. Today, even rivals would agree that no carmaker has quite achieved the mystique of Rolls-Royce. This mystique is about to be reinforced
even more strongly with the announcement of a new series of Phantom flagship models. New models from Rolls-Royce don’t come along too often and once they do, they tend to have very lengthy production lives, which must please buyers who invest considerable sums in the cars and understandably don’t like them to quickly date. The new Phantom VIII (a name that goes back to 1925) looks a lot like its predecessor at ﬁrst glace, but it’s all-new from bumper to elegant bumper. It has wonderfully sweeping lines that can only be termed ‘regal’ as far as opulence goes. Interestingly, it’s a little shorter than the earlier Phantom VII, but still a huge car by any standards. If you want to stand out from the swarms of look-alikes out on the road,
there’s no better way to do it than in a Phantom. To say it has presence is an understatement. Those who do want a lengthier Rolls can order an extended-wheelbase version if they wish. The Phantom is built on an aluminum platform, an increasingly common practice among luxury carmakers. Aluminum is light and structurally efﬁcient and it’s said that the material is easier to repair than steel. The big car is powered by a 6.75-litre V-12 twin-turbo engine based on a BMW design, which is no surprise since Rolls-Royce is part of BMW and has been for years. Rolls used to build its own engines, but with the complexity of current power units, it would be all but impossible for a company as small as Rolls-Royce to develop a powertrain separately.
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As before, the Phantom comes in three versions: saloon, coupé and convertible. It’s unusual for a luxury manufacturer to offer these choices with its flagship model though Mercedes-Benz comes close with its S-Class range. Rolls-Royce continues its interesting practice of having rear doors hinge at the back on the saloon. With the two-door cars, the doors also hinge at the rear. It works very effectively and the car seems easier to get in and out of in any conﬁguration. Despite the size of the Phantoms, they are a lot nimbler and more responsive than a ﬁrst glance suggests. Take one of these aristocratic motor cars out on a winding road and drive it hard and it feels much smaller than it really is. It falls short of being a sports car of course, but it’s no slouch when it comes to performance. As expected, the cars are silky smooth and near silent in operation, especially on motorways. Rolls-Royce goes to great lengths to reﬁne its cars to the highest possible standard and this is one of the features buyers pay large sums of money for. The ride can only be described
as ‘other worldly’ and the occupants feel completely separated from the hustle and bustle of the world outside. Of course, the vehicle is trimmed and ﬁtted out in a manner only Rolls-Royce seems to attain. The cars are more or less hand-built and the slightest flaw detected during assembly means a rigorous process of remediation. Superlative detailing and expensive leathers and fabrics add up to something very special. The company has taken this a step further with several limited edition upgraded cars announced and this includes all three variants. Rolls-Royce has put many decades of experience and craftsmanship into its new Phantom and the fortunate few who will own one probably won’t be getting much change out of half a million euros, especially for the limited edition models. Given the technology and artisanship packed into every model and the fact that it’s probably more technically sophisticated than a small aircraft, this magniﬁ cent car is probably worth the money. e
Z ENGINE: 6.75-litre twin-turbo V-12. Z TRANSMISSION: Eight-speed automatic. Z ACCELERATION: Zero to 100 km/h in 5.3-seconds. Z TOP SPEED: 250 km/h. Z I LIKED: The car’s impressive presence on the road. If ever a car had star quality, this is it. The Phantom handles far better than it ought to, given its huge bulk. Assembly quality and detailing is unsurpassed in the industry. Z I DIDN’T LIKE: This is a very large car and for that reason, many Rolls-Royce buyers prefer the smaller Ghost. It’s not the kind of car you want to be driving around the streets in looking for a parking space. It needs a spot the size of a full size SUV and then some. Z MARKET ALTERNATIVES: Bentley Mulsanne, Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Z WHO DRIVES ONE? People who want to make the ultimate statement possible with a saloon car. Buyers who want the most impressive way of expressing their status and success in life. Z PRICE AND AVAILABILITY: Available now. Estimated price €415.000 euros and up.
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NEW DESIGN TRENDS The world of design is always in motion. No sooner is a new style ďŹ rmly established than those at the forefront of the movement are already working on the next trend. In that sense we, the consumer, are always playing a catch-up game if we attempt to be on-trend, so perhaps the best solution is to take the optimum of everything and create your very own personal style. Here is a selection of the latest tendencies in design. WORDS MICHEL CRUZ
Modern technology is making outlandish forms and structures a thing of the present
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here was a time when design was an issue for professionals in the business, for arty types and for the well-heeled, but for over a quarter of a century now there has been a ‘democratisation of design’ by which the concept of products, decorative items and clothing created as much for form as for function has trickled down society to become a rather universal (consumer) right. The Mini, Fiat 500, Smeg kitchen appliances, Apple computers and designer-labelled clothing are all examples of this, so while the ultimate quality, rarity, price tag and sense of exclusivity of top and medium-level brands still vary, increasingly the disparity style between them is on the wane. Put in different terms: we love design, demand style and follow the latest trends almost slavishly. From Rasputin beards and semi-shaved heads to body-armour tattoos and stud-adorned anatomies that won’t make it through an airport metal detector, we follow fashion like the herd animals we are. There is another way, of course, and that is to regain control of your look and environment by picking the best of today’s, tomorrow’s and even yesterday’s offering to create a personal style that really reflects your personality and tells the world that you are an individual. You’ll be happier if you
dress, decorate and drive this way, and who knows, you might even become a trend leader yourself.
GIVING SHAPE TO YOUR HOME – ARCHITECTURE Just a few years ago we – and much of the world, for that matter – experienced a ‘modern’ architectural design trend that has swept all before it to return to straight-lined, white, minimalist modernism. Returned? Yes, there’s nothing new under the sun – well, nothing entirely new – so even the word ‘modern’ should be used with caution when describing anything new, for by its very definition anything new is only strictly speaking ‘modern’ until it is replaced by the inevitable next trend. Unless you define modern as a visual style, that is, in which case an example of ‘modern’ architecture can refer to anything from a 1920s Le Corbusier villa to a 1950s Mies van der
Rohe bungalow, a 1990s office block or a brandnew property in Marbella. Already, we are seeing the latest modern trend of the past few years evolving into something less sterile and squeaky minimalist. White is still the predominant colour – and one with a historic and cultural link to this region – but earthier tones are creeping in and increasingly stone, steel and wood are softening the bright white effect of modern villa and apartment building façades. The brise soleil, first seen in Bauhaus buildings of the 1920s, is making a comeback, usually in the form of vertical wooden slats that deflect the sun’s heat while looking architecturally pleasing. Watch out for a return of the traditional Andalusian patio, though this time with a modern interpretation as it joins the flow of open-plan interiors, as well as a continued trend towards more organic shapes and rounded edges.
The latest home designs are moving away from ‘square white boxes’
Modern architectural design now seeks inspiration from modern classics and includes the use of earthier materials
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There has been a trend away from white/grey minimalism to include more colour and ornate details
DRESSING THE HOME – DÉCOR
With ‘modern’ architecture comes ‘modern’ décor, though this is a trend that arguably moves even faster, so while the stark minimalism of the past few years – with its ‘colour’ palette of white, grey and black – was modern in style, the latest inclinations have been pretty retro in their inspiration. Indeed, we’ve moved away from the somewhat sterile white shoe box environment to the more welcoming and softer-toned interiors of the moment. In terms of design, they feature a clear return to the modernism of the 1960s and 1970s, with large freestanding chrome lamps, designer chairs and cubist furniture units, and more recently the trend has moved even further back in time to find inspiration in the wood, leather and darkshaded metal of the 1940s and 1950s.
Open-plan interiors and a combination of white-toned modernity and wooden floors are in vogue right now
The latest trends also include softer colours, floral details and earthy wood and steel materials
Colour and patterns have made a comeback and bring happiness into the home
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Comfy, funky hippie chic is making a comeback, especially in urban centres
Picture homes and offices with industrial finishes or matt grey walls, metal cabinets, the almost gentle proportions and forms of veined wooden furniture, fabrics in brown, blue and gold hues, the return of carpets laid upon ideally wooden floors, and the inclusion of retro classic design in desk lamps, matt, almost suede leather fauteuils and black-edged window frames. Even more recently the trend has emboldened, adding ever more colour, detail and texture in wallpaper, carpets, soft furnishing and also art to produce a bright explosion of greens, blues, reds, purples, yellows and other shades that bring a room to life. The more eccentric the décor – especially if it includes designer wallpaper with giraffes or balloons – the better you have to be at combining it all, but this kind of eclectic décor, complete with semi-restored 20th century antiques – is just the thing to express yourself with and create a space that is just so you.
Office and apartment high-rise structures are changing too – as in the case of Urbania’s Australis project at Isla Chamartín in Madrid
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Co-working office spaces have really taken off – and in the process have revolutionised office designs around the world
This retro-cosy-urban look that blends rough-edged industrial loft-style elements with fiftiesinspired furniture in metal and wood, accentuating it with bright, pop art details, is also visible in the new office trend that is sweeping the world. The success of co-working spaces has finally given business centres true meaning and it’s busy transforming 21st century workspaces and the way we use them and interact within them.
Increasingly, office décor is not about cramming as many square desks and ubiquitous office chairs into a space, but rather about creating an inspiring working environment complete with ambient lighting, retro modern/ urban industrial décor, natural light, greenery and vertical gardens and, in the case of co-working offices, a gathering point such as a café. The idea is to create an informal, cool setting where you feel at home and
There will always be corporate offices and stand-alone premises for smaller businesses too, but in an era of freelance workers and incubated start-ups the co-working environment taps into a new psyche sometimes referred to as the ‘sharing economy’. Within it, the concept of a shared workspace that is flexible, temporary, and interactive creates a more dynamic environment, and the result is a volte-face in design too.
inspired, so gone is the eye-ache inducing fluorescent strip lighting, the big boxy desk full of drawers and the office chair on wheels of the past few decades. Offices now feature beautiful interiors in their own right, with retro desk lamps, large wooden tables and even tapas-bar stools for those who like being on the move. Indeed, thanks to laptops and smart phones, work has become less sedentary, and the latest decors reflect this.
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When combined with classic elegance, modern design can produce beauties
In spite of the tremendous success of retro modern car design, as seen in the case of the Mini, the Fiat 500, the Nissan Figaro and the Mustang, one can expect the ‘PlayStation-inspired’ styling, as seen in many of the current Toyotas and Hondas, to continue gathering pace as computer-based design grows in complexity and prominence. Look for clean lines to be replaced with complicated, jagged or even cubic ones, with wedges and overlaying ‘flying buttresses’ and F1-style bits and flaps to aid aerodynamics and road holding. There will be some gems to come out of this, especially when blended with retro-modern inspiration (there’s a good reason why 1950s-1970s classic cars are the most hotly desired), and modern plastic, carbon-ﬁbre and Kevlar composites may well replace tensile steel and aluminium altogether, though they still present problems in mass production. Cars are beginning to lose some of their style-driven exclusivity among the younger generations, so functionality will be gaining over looks, especially when self-driving technology takes over and we become mere passengers in our own private 'busses'. Modern design trends are inextricably driven by technology, economic realities, consumer trends and also social forces, and as always they will delight as much as raise eyebrows and produce forgettable faux pas, which is exactly why it is so exciting to look out for them. For the immediate future, let’s enjoy the brighter, happier colours of the new home décor trends, the softer architectural styles reaching us now, the much-improved work environment and cars that are entering a new phase in transport evolution. e
The sky is the limit in future car design – as in the case of this Renault concept car
Computer design leads to increasingly jagged car shapes
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Mother Nature deserves the Pritzker Prize for smart design. Her creations have been reﬁned over billions of years and are often stronger, faster, lighter, less wasteful and more sustainable than anything man can make, which is why we steal her best ideas. From climbing pads inspired by gecko feet to architectural tricks learned from termites, Belinda Beckett delves into the wonders of biomimetics – the science of mimicking nature to solve our own problems.
Japan’s bullet trains are the fastest in the east and west but there was one deafeningly obvious design problem as speeds increased to 320kph – the ear-splitting sonic boom as they shot out of tunnels. Japan is densely urbanised and disgruntled neighbours grew tired of bracing themselves for explosions at all hours of the day and night. Stricter decibel limits were enforced, leaving engineers scratching their heads over how to quieten things down without compromising on speed. Part of the problem was the train’s bulletshaped snub nose which pushed air in front of it rather than slicing through it. Chief engineer Eiji Nakatsu, a keen birdwatcher, hit on the solution. Taking inspiration from the kingﬁsher which dives headﬁrst into water to catch ﬁsh with barely a splash, the train was given a 50-foot steel ‘kingﬁsher beak’. As well as curing tunnel boom, the more aerodynamic design drew 15 per cent less electricity and made the train 10 per cent faster.
THE KINGFISHER AND THE BULLET TRAIN
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Move over Spiderman. In the near future everyone could be a superhero with the ability to scale skyscrapers – and we have gecko feet to thank for the technology. These acrobatic lizards can run up verticals and hang upside down thanks to microscopic bristles on their plump toes which generate adhesion known as the van der Waals Force. The secrets to the gecko’s stickiness have been turned into a variety of gluey solutions including medical adhesives for sealing wounds. But while it allows geckos to defy gravity, it didn’t work for anything much bigger and Spiderman’s job was safe until a pair of Stanford University researchers came up with hand-held ‘gecko pads’ capable of taking
human weight. Covered in ‘hairy’ adhesive tiles the size of postage stamps that spread the load, they allowed co-inventor Elliot Hawkes to scale a glass wall just like Spiderman (minus the red bodysuit). As well as its more obvious uses for soldiers, spies and aspiring superheroes it could have an astronomical impact in space, from how we collect junk in orbit to a way to keep astronauts connected to the mothership on spacewalks without complex harnesses.
The idea of a toy scuttling around the house like a cockroach at speeds of six feet per second won’t appeal to most parents. Colourful Kamigami robots are already in the shops and although disguised in cuter form, it’s true that one of nature’s most reviled creatures was their muse. The 4x4 of the insect world, cockroaches can cross rugged terrain, run up walls, and navigate long grass at high speed, even when missing four of their six legs. Scientists at smart toy robotics ﬁrm Dash reproduced that mobility mechanically by emulating the design of the insect’s chassis and exoskeleton. The majority of robots deal with obstacles by avoiding them—often using sensors to map out the environment and heavy computation to plan a safe path to go around them. The cockroach’s ellipsoidal carapace acts as a guide-rail, tilting it sideways when it touches an object, allowing it to quickly slide through narrow cracks. Today it’s a child’s toy. Tomorrow the technology could become the backbone of searchand-rescue missions and precision agriculture, allowing robots to manoeuvre through rubble or thick vegetation without the need for extra sensors or complex navigation programmes.
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Spider webs may look flimsy but their silken threads are comparably as strong as Kevlar or steel and as elastic as rubber, and bullet proof vests could soon be made from them. However it’s not arachnids that will get weaving but genetically modiﬁed silk worms. Spiders turn territorial and cannibalistic in captivity which makes spider silk hard to produce in quantity. But the technology now exists to inject the proteins that give their thread its resilience into silkworms. Silkworms get along ﬁne together and are already geared up for their own silk production on a massive scale. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories’ super silkworms are spinning a composite called Dragon Silk under a one million dollar contract from the US Army to develop ballistic-resistant body armour. Said to be the strongest thread in the world, it can absorb in excess of 100,000 joules of kinetic energy. As well as explosive situations on and off the ﬁeld of battle, Dragon Silk could be adapted for any application where light weight and high strength is required – parachute lines, artiﬁcial human ligaments, cabling for suspension bridges ... so many aspects of our lives could one day be hanging by a spider thread!
Zimbabwe’s largest commercial centre was built without conventional air-conditioning or heating but it’s never too cold or too hot, thanks to technology borrowed from the local termites. Termite hills remain at near-constant temperature and humidity via cooling vents in the structure which the insects open and close throughout the day. Architect Mike Pearce took note when designing the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Harare which works in a similar way. Outside air drawn in is either warmed or cooled by the building mass depending on which is hotter, the concrete or the air. It is then vented into the building’s floors and ofﬁces before exiting via chimneys at the top. The system uses only 10 per cent of the energy required by buildings of similar size. The happy tenants are thanking the termites too, as the savings have been passed on in reduced rental rates.
In the war against superbugs, sharks are on the frontline and it’s not a fair ﬁght in a way you might never have guessed. Unlike whales which get covered in barnacles and other marine microorganisms, sharks stay squeaky-clean. Florida scientist Dr Tony Brennan stumbled on the answer while developing anti-fouling technology for ships and submarines. Smooth to the naked eye, shark skin is a matrix of diamond-shaped scales with millions of tiny ribs that prevent parasites from taking hold the way they do on smooth surfaces like ship’s hulls. Brennan replicated the pattern on adhesive plastic ﬁlm,
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called it Sharklet and marketed it as a superbug repellent, capable even of outsmarting drug resistant E.coli and MRSA. It can be stuck directly onto bacteria breeding grounds like nursing call buttons, water dispensers and door handles and is already used in hospitals, restaurants, public loos and other high trafﬁc areas. "We think bacteria come across this surface and make an energy-based decision that this is not the right place to form a colony, " says Sharklet Technologies CEO Joe Bagan. “Because it doesn't kill the bacteria, there's also little chance of the microbes evolving resistance to it. Hey, it's worked for sharks for 400 million years.”
SHARKS V. SUPERBUGS
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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
The science behind the iridescent wings of a butterfly could be man’s next line of defence against currency counterfeiting and identity fraud. Some butterflies like the South American blue morpho get their shimmering sapphire colour from optical illusion, not pigment. Tiny lightreflecting prism structures on their wings only make them appear blue; if you were to grind up their wings they would lose their reflective structure and the dust would be brown. Known as structural colouration, Vancouver start-up NanoTech Security has emulated the science to create visual images with nano-optics instead of inks and dyes, making it harder to counterfeit than a hologram. Images can be embossed on plastics, metals, solar cells, fabrics, paper and even pills. The tech passed its first trial in 2014 on delegates’ security badges at a TED conference in Vancouver and is being developed for use on bank notes, IDs and passports.
Nike, Nasa and the armed forces are among the many indebted to the burdock plant and the Swiss engineer who turned its method of seed dispersal into versatile Velcro. In 1941, Georges de Mestral and his dog came home from a walk in the mountains covered in burdock burrs. Curious about their clingy tendency, he slipped a few under a microscope and saw that the seeds had hooks which had become enmeshed with the looped fibres in his clothes. It was one of those eureka moments as he realised all kinds of materials could be bonded together in an equally simple fashion. Velcro – a hybrid of the French velours (loop) and crochet (hook) hit the market in 1959. Today it’s almost impossible to imagine life without this replacement for fiddly buttons, shoe laces and zippers; medical sutures, too – Velcro was used to hold the first artificial heart together. It has even played a role in fighting crime as the loud ripping noise when it’s pulled apart is off-putting to pickpockets.
Harvesting fresh water in the desert is a pretty cool trick that the Namibian fog-basking beetle has down to a fine art. It self-regulates its body temperature by accumulating heat by day and radiating it out at night. When the desert fog rolls in, the beetle climbs to the peak of the dunes where the humidity is most dense to collect condensation in grooves on its back, then performs a ‘handstand’ allowing the water to drain into its mouth. It can drink 40 per cent of its body-mass this way. The tiny insect was a key source of inspiration for the Sahara Forest Project, an eco scheme to reverse desertification by re-cultivating arid regions of the world. Its vast solar-powered greenhouses use saltwater to provide evaporative cooling which condenses into fresh water, and in such quantity there’s enough for the indoor plants and the surrounding vegetation too. A project has already been completed in Qatar and pilot schemes are underway in Jordan and Tunisia. When Julius Caesar arrived in north Africa 2,000 years ago there was more forest than desert but the Namibian fog-basking beetle has adapted to survive. In an extreme environment, there is much to be learned from the creatures that manage to get by in it. e
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MONEY AND THE CRYPTOCURRENCY HYPE You might have heard recent stories about Bitcoin early adopters and the millions they reaped. This socalled 'crypto hype' has created many followers, investors, and more than a few sceptics. I have been looking into this chain for over three years now. I am still an enthusiast and by no means call myself an expert in the matter. I am learning and adapting every day, but so is technology. Life goes on, some technologies catch on, some do not. To understand what this fuss is about, I think we might benefit from looking into the origins of money and how humans traded before its appearance. WORDS ALI PARANDEH ZANDPOUR SHELL MONEY Before money, people exchanged services and goods bartering. I give you a kilo of tomatoes and you give me two loaves of bread. I then exchange a loaf of bread for some milk, and so on. This bartering was fine for its time but, as the economy grew, the method proved difficult and new means were required to allow for trade. That is how money was born, but it was neither dollars, pounds, euros, gold, or even silver. It was simply an object that represented a value. According to A History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day, by
Glyn Davies, by 3,000 BCE, many societies were adopting marine shells to define the unit of value exchange. Shells were mainly used inland, because it was something that people could not easily find or replicate. No one could produce more, but only exchange them. This is also why shells were probably more prevalent than stones for this purpose. Anecdotally, the shells used were often those of a particular sea snail known scientifically as cypraea moneta. You might be thinking, well, that
is not a great method. Anyone can go and pick loads of shells from the sea. You are right. This unit of exchange (we shall call it currency) was unreliable and was eventually replaced by other currencies. Through millennia, currencies have been superseded by one object or another, each time with the aim of making sure that its production is controllable; that no one can obtain more unless they work for it; and that it can be divided into smaller units, thus allowing for transactions between merchants and the population.
In my opinion, money – whether in the form of shells, gold coins, banknotes, or on your credit card – only holds value when it works as a currency for the exchange of goods. This would render the actual shells, the plastic, the paper, the digits in the computer, and even the gold in Fort Knox of little to no value when they are not being used as a medium for currency. Now please allow me to ask: Is your bank really holding gold in its vaults to back the currency that they operate with, which is YOUR money?
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FIAT MONEY Fiat money is currency that a government has declared to be legal tender but is not backed by a physical commodity. The value of fiat money is derived from the relationship between supply and demand, rather than the value of the material that the money is made of. Governments are creating fiat money by printing more money than they have gold in their coffers. But who is benefiting from this difference? What happened to the millions of people who lost their savings in banks? Did the ‘gold’ just vanish? Are you going to bring the metal home to make sure you are protected from the scrupulous banks that are now charging you left and right for holding the ‘gold’ safe on your behalf? According to the book by Glyn Davies, money stopped being used in the British Isles once the Romans left the territory and insecurity and lawlessness took over for the next two hundred years. People started hoarding coins in their homes, then simply reverted to bartering. It was only with the restart of commercial trade with the continent that British inhabitants began using (European) currency again. And it wasn’t until about 640 CE that coins were once again minted in Britain — with a financial benefit for the regency, who charged substantial amounts for the right to mint and for changes in coin designs, among other things. We learn a valuable lesson from this historic example: people can rapidly lose faith in their currency and stop using it.
BITCOIN AND ALTCOINS Bitcoin and altcoins (alternative coins) are digital units of currency that can be used between individuals wanting to exchange goods or services. They are commonly referred to as cryptocurrencies (or just ‘crypto’) and are normally issued in limited numbers, which means that no
one can create more of them and devalue your money. They are based on blockchain technology – which keeps an online ledger of all the transactions that have ever been conducted with the cryptocurrency – providing a data structure that is more secure and that can be copied across all computers running them. Transactions take minutes, if not seconds to complete – similar to credit cards, but safer and more transparent. There is no need for a centralised institution to process anything. They can be purchased with fiat money or with other cryptocurrencies on websites called ‘crypto exchanges’. Storage of crypto can be done through online or physical repositories named – perhaps not very originally – crypto wallets. However, because cryptocurrencies are virtual and do not have a central storage, their balance can be wiped out by a computer crash, by malicious attacks by hackers, or simply if the keys are forgotten, or physical crypto wallets are misplaced. Also, since prices are based on supply and demand, the rate at which a cryptocurrency can be exchanged for another currency can fluctuate widely.
transactions – the banks – that are being scrutinised and questioned by crypto users. I am one of these disgruntled bank customers and recently closed the bank account that I used for over a decade. They simply held my money and charged commissions for it; while utilising it to power their own investments and sharing little to no profits with me. Banks have also proven to be slow in adopting web technology. There is Internet banking now, for sure, but it took them too long to offer decent versions of it, and they were recently charging me to access things like statements, transactions and statistics! And why do you need to wait for money to be transferred? They certainly take the funds away from you the moment you hit ‘enter’. Ever wonder where it goes before it reaches the destination account one or two business days later, when it is only a matter of updating electronic databases? Traditional venture capital funding methods are also being challenged. There is a new trend for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), which allow start-ups to issue their own altcoins to
access crowdfunding. The potential of a business is now decided by thousands of crypto investors, not just by a few venture capitalists (VCs). As we prepare to roll out an altcoin for our software as a service, Urbytus, I realise that I came in too early with some of my previous business ideas and the market was simply not ready at the time. It was probably difficult for many to envisage the potential that such a software could offer. Now it is not a matter of what the potentials are but rather how the big VCs are grabbing up and buying software companies like ours. The scene is rapidly changing in the world of money and cryptocurrencies. I eagerly look forward to new developments in this area in 2018, and to see how the establishment reacts to the crypto hype. After all, even if the bubble bursts, blockchain and cryptocurrencies have already made a permanent dent in the way fiat money and banks control transactions. i www.urbytus.com
THE END OF BANKS AS WE KNOW THEM? In these early days of cryptocurrency, fiat money’s prevalence does not appear to be significantly challenged. Actually, it is the intermediate institutions that hold the money and process
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The Marbella Design Fair celebrated its ﬁrst edition recently, gathering a plethora of architects, designers, and artists to display and discuss their work. The theme of the event was Design for Life, a topic interpreted differently by each speaker at the one-day conference. Marisa Cutillas brings you highlights from a few speeches.
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A JOURNALIST AND HISTORIAN SPECIALISING IN ARCHITECTURE, ZABALBEASCOA IS A CRITIC FOR THE NEWSPAPER EL PAÍS, AND AUTHOR OF VARIOUS BOOKS INCLUDING MINIMALISMS AND THE NEW SPANISH ARCHITECTURE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH DESIGNING A THING FOR LIFE, SHE NOTED, WAS THE ETERNAL CYCLE OF RENEWAL. MODERN DAY HUMAN BEINGS TEND TO BUY MORE THAN THEY NEED, LOSE POSSESSIONS FREQUENTLY AND BUY REPLACEMENTS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. EVEN VALUES AND TRENDS ARE BEING CONSTANTLY RENEWED. HOW CAN DESIGN STAND THE TEST OF TIME?
Zabalbeascoa mentioned the many ways that design is making a positive change to society. Detroit, a city that thrived thanks to its burgeoning car manufacturing history in the late 19th century, almost lost it soul with the advent of the Japanese car industry. The city has totally reinvented itself since, and has voiced its aim to become “the most sustainable city in North America.”
» DESIGN BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER Recently, old railway tracks were converted into public parks in New York, while the new Whitney Museum boasts a large piazza, designed to encourage people to congregate and share ideas about art. A profusion of terraces and outdoor staircases encourage movement and invites people to physically reach new heights since, as architect Renzo Piano alleges, “the destiny of any architect is to ﬁght against gravity. Actually, it is the destiny
of everybody to ﬁght against gravity.”
» DESIGN FOR DEMOCRACY The speaker provided many more examples of the changing face of cities, from St. Louis’ use of urban spaces for the growth of community gardens, right through to the transformation of a garbage dump in Catalunya into a stunning landscape. She noted that architecture can invite human beings (as Rem Koolhaas attempted to do with his CCTV Television Headquarters in China) to ponder ideas such as democracy or inclusion. At other times, people determine the course that design takes. “When youths were asked to identify the two products they couldn’t live without, they said sports shoes, and their mobiles.” Thus, enormous leaps have been made in the design of these two products.
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The speaker revealed speciﬁc
instances that embody what design should be today. She hailed the work of Dutch designer, Daan Roosegaarde, who created a seven-metre air puriﬁer called the ‘Smog-free tower’ in 2015. Not only did the tower clean up pollution, but it also collected tiny carbon particles which Roosegaarde turned into jewellery in order to ﬁnance solar-powered steps that lit up at night time. She mentioned Curro Claret, an industrial designer who is teaching the homeless how to be designers so they can make and survive off the products they create, or Lacaton & Vassal – a French duo known for repurposing neglected structures. When called upon to isolate a set of historical buildings in Paris, they extended the size of the buildings by 30% with external glass structures, spending the same amount of money it would have cost to simply renovate the facades. As Anne Lacaton would tell Zabalbeascoa, “You achieve more if you take care of what you have instead of spurning it. The result is cheaper, more logical, and more civilised.”
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The raw emotion of a Lamborghini is hard to beat
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Flying cars will be holding sway in the near future
Self-driving cars are ‘cute’
» DESIGN MAKES THINGS EASY Sometimes, a big change in design is necessary though the content it represents stays the same; as an example, he cites the London Underground Tube map, designed in 1931 as an answer to commuters’ confusion regarding the different connections. The map made something that had previously been a knotted jumble of lines, intelligible.
» DESIGN SHAPES THE FUTURE At other times, design is the best way to predict the future – take the Dymaxion car designed by American inventor Buckminster Fuller during the Great Depression, clearly visionary for its time. Designers often have no idea of the extent to which their work will change how we live. The iPhone, for example, was originally seen as a way to meld Internet with the telephone. “Clearly, the scope of this
invention has reached unheard of proportions. Today, our phone determines the way we meet and relate to people and things, how we travel, and shop…”
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Design is indeed unpredictable, malleable by nature. Thus, some cars offer pure raw emotion (e.g. a Bugatti or Lamborghini), while others provide a soulless experience, simply getting us from A to B. Still others, say Sudjic, manage “to hollow out the middle of things”. He reveals how autonomous cars are designed to look ‘harmless’ and ‘cute’ because, in reality, the level of power they will wield is signiﬁcant. Sudjic cited an abundance of interesting uses of design – Ikea’s staged room set-ups, which make it easy to imagine how spaces in your own home could look; the Apple watch (which he says saved the wristwatch from extinction), or the
futuristic Lockheed Lounge designed by Marc Newson – and sold for a whopping £2.4 million in an auction. Then there is Jeff Koons, whose artistic installations are the product of the work of a vast team, and as perfectly constructed as the interiors of a luxury car. The future of design is fascinating, scary, and unknown, with Elon Musk determined to colonise Mars and flying cars a more imminent reality than we think.
DIRECTOR OF THE LONDON DESIGN MUSEUM DEYAN SUDJIC, ARCHITECT AND DIRECTOR OF THE LONDON DESIGN MUSEUM, IS AN ASTUTE ANALYST OF THE CHANGES THAT ARE TRANSFORMING THE WORLD. HE DELVED INTO THE WAY DESIGN REVEALS OUR THOUGHTS, IDEAS, AND VALUES. FOR INSTANCE, EVERY STATE’S IDEA OF BEING ‘INVISIBLE’ (I.E. THE DESIGN OF CAMOUFLAGE CLOTHING) VARIES FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY. DESIGN, HE NOTES, RELAYS MESSAGES WHICH CAN HIDE A WIDER HISTORY. TAKE THE BENTLEY, “THE QUINTESSENTIAL BRITISH CAR, GERMAN OWNED AND ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY BRAZILIAN AND BELGIAN STYLISTS.”
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Hotel Indigo in Madrid by Teresa Sapey
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ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER DUBBED ‘MADAME PARKING’ BY JEAN NOUVEL, TERESA SAPEY BEGAN HER TALK WITH CHARACTERISTIC WIT, SPEAKING ABOUT A PROJECT THAT CHANGED HER LIFE: THE AVANTEGARDE HOTEL PUERTA AMERICA IN MADRID. THE HOTEL, UNIQUE IN ITS CLASS, BROUGHT TOGETHER 19 OF THE BEST ARCHITECT AND DESIGN STUDIOS IN THE WORLD, EACH OF WHICH WAS ENTRUSTED TO DESIGN ONE FLOOR OR SPACE. “MY SPACE,” SHE SAYS, CHUCKLING, “WAS THE CARPARK… A SPACE WITHOUT A NAME, LIKE A DESIGN WITHOUT IDENTITY, A TITLE WITHOUT A NAME.” HOW TO BROACH SUCH A CHALLENGING PROJECT, WHILE ARCHITECTS THE CALIBRE OF ZAHA HADID, NORMAN FOSTER, OR JEAN NOUVEL WERE CALLED UPON TO DESIGN THE FLOORS ABOVE HER?
Sapey relied on what is undoubtedly the cornerstone of her work: colour. “You can construct a project with colour. Colour isn’t just the superficial; it is form.” She tells the audience the story of a painter who was so poor he couldn’t afford a paintbrush or paint. He used his hair to make a brush, yet, unable to afford paint, he cut his finger “and finally had his first colour: blood red. He put it to the canvas…” Teresa says, “When I designed that carpark I did not know Madonna would choose it for a party. I didn’t know that it would be the chosen backdrop for the world launch of the new BMW Mini Cooper.” The space, she notes, now has a soul, and it is all because of colour.
»» IN SEARCH OF RESPECT In our interview after her talk, Teresa tells me that she originally wanted to be an artist. However, a family friend steered her in the way of architecture; she would gain
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more respect in this profession, he said, and she heeded. Her passion for art is present throughout her work, however. Roy Lichtenstein, she says, “was much more than a painter. He created volume. His works are works of design.” His is a fascinating story: that of a teacher who decided to dedicate himself to art after his daughter compared him to Walt Disney and predicted he would never be able to achieve what Disney had. Ukrainian artist Sonia Delaunay, meanwhile, showed Teresa that “Art is 360º.” It is everywhere. Thus, Teresa does not shy away from designing “the smallest thing” – be it a cushion, which the architect has actually designed to add the necessary splash of colour to a space. Sometimes, colour is the most powerful tool a design can have. “Kandinsky said that colour has a soul, that it reaches our soul and touches us inside.” She shows us the design of the Custo store in Barcelona, one that was tiny, deep, with low ceilings – a true challenge even for the most
tested. The solution was light… the one element that removed any trace of claustrophobia. The store made record sales in Europe upon its opening and would reveal Sapey’s talent at crafting a delicate dance between colour and light.
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Sometimes, fashion instead of art holds sway in her work – as is the case of the VIP Lounge in the Grand Palais in Paris, in which pleated space divisions mimic the collection Pleats Please of the great Issey Miyake. Teresa is a busy woman who travels the world to complete projects and teach master classes in architecture and design. For her, as for Gio Ponti, “the best project is the one that is yet to come.” She predicts that the future of design will involve an extension of the human body itself; “a prosthesis, something that extends from your limbs. Imagine sitting in a chair and charging your mobile on the armrest. Technology is shaping the face of design but always, it is colour that will give it a soul.”
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A moodboard for Santander by Interbrand
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Interbrand relays a client’s vision to its audience, through a range of services which include graphic design, research and analytics, brand intelligence, and much more. He defines his job as akin to that of “an orchestra director,” leading a company whose aim is to help clients adapt to an ever-changing environment. Not only must ad execs listen to what the client wants, but also to consumers, identifying unmet needs to help clients stay one step ahead. Borja recalls the time that the Sydney Opera House (SOH)
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approached his agency, worried about stagnation. In essence, people would stop and pose for a selfie near this famed monument, but never step inside. The SOH had become synonymous with elitism (i.e. the opera) when in fact, it featured performances of all kinds. Interbrand heralded a profound change for the SOH, creating an entirely new symbolism that was present in everything from the logo to the website. Young, vibrant, dynamic… the new look successfully targeted millennials, adding movement and life to one of Australia’s most iconic structures.
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Arguably the most impactful of the work he shows us is the rebranding of Turin football team, Juventus. The difference between Juventus’ old club seal and the new logo, reminiscent of a brand like Fendi or Armani, “transcends the sphere of football and transforms Juventus into a lifestyle.” The logo works beautifully on clothing and merchandise as it takes Juventus to a much wider audience – one that is savvy, fashion-aware and young.
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BORJA BORRERO BRANDING CONSULTANT
THIS ADVERTISING EXEC IS THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF INTERBRAND, HEADING UP THE COMPANY’S DIVISIONS IN EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA, AND LATIN AMERICA. INTERBRAND’S CLIENT LIST INCLUDES MOVISTAR, COCA-COLA, BANCO SANTANDER, RENAULT AND MORE.
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‘Cool’ and ‘hip’ are part of an old way of viewing hotels, says Sarah, “in danger of ubiquitousness, they are words that people don’t trust anymore.” Today, ‘authenticity’ is where it’s at; as in every good story, the “seasons, locations and cultural associations” have to be just right. Says Sarah, “Design needs to have that rich tapestry, that golden thread” that holds all great narratives together.
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Today’s hotels are a fascinating blend of accommodation, art gallery, entertainment venue and more; “anything but a hotel where you only sleep.” Sarah discusses various hotels which stand out for their design, one of the most interesting of which
is undoubtedly an excellent example of great storytelling: The Beaumont Hotel in London. Its founder, debonair restaurateur, Jeremy King, had never owned a hotel before. His idea, says Sarah, “was to create a backstory. He decided that the fictitious founder of this hotel was a man called ‘Jimmy’, a scamp from the depression era who ran the Carlyle in New York and who set up in London, frustrated by American prohibition laws.” Damask leather booths at the grill room, a swish American bar, and monochrome studio portraits of Hollywood legends make for an authentic story whose pages visitors feel like they have jumped into.
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most brilliant narratives ever, of course, is that of the Hotel Puerta America: one in which every floor tells an entirely different story. “It is an excuse to go back 16 different times, since each floor offers a completely different experience to any other. How brilliant is that idea?” In advising her clients on all things to do with branding (everything from design to brand strategy), Sarah knows that the choices made must stand the test of time. “The story doesn’t just need to be told… it must be landed as well.” As stipulated by Laver’s Law (an attempt to compress the complex cycle of fashions and trends into a simple timeline), success is a matter of well-timed vision; one that is neither dated nor so visionary that it fails to connect with people on an emotional level. e
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THIS ENIGMATIC JOURNALIST IS A VERITABLE ICON FOR SEASONED AND BUDDING JOURNALISTS ALIKE. SHE HAS ACHIEVED WHAT MANY OF US DREAM OF, AS THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER MAGAZINE. WITH OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, FASHION, LUXURY, LIFESTYLE, MEDIA, AND TRAVELLING, SHE HAS COME TO A FASCINATING CONCLUSION: GOOD DESIGN IS ALL ABOUT THE EDITING; ABOUT USING NARRATIVE TO CONNECT WITH AN AUDIENCE ON AN INTELLECTUAL AND EMOTIONAL LEVEL. MUCH OF HER WORK CENTRES ON NEW HOTELS, AND SHE CITES MANY TO RELAY HER IDEA OF GOOD DESIGN.
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FRANK STEPHENSON Creator of Legends Frank Stephenson, one of the greatest designers of our times
s a species, we have a special relationship with those who have the ability to create beauty – conjuring it up out of thin air and making the world a better place – be it in the form of music, art, cuisine or design, each one a sensory experience that touches us deeply. Within design, the discipline most frequently spoken of is architecture, or sometimes the graphic arts, but perhaps the one that affects us most in our everyday lives is actually industrial design. The latter may sound a little ominous, evoking images of
To those who love design and beautiful creations, Frank Stephenson is a super-star, so the fact that he featured as one of the key speakers at the recent Marbella Design Fair offered a rare opportunity to meet one of the greatest designers of our generation. WORDS MICHEL CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHY KEVIN HORN
factories and foundries for some, but in reality it is in many ways the essence of pure design – that which shapes so much of the human world around us, from kitchen utensils and furniture to computers, smart phones, televisions, watches and cars. Where the architect is the designer of the home’s exterior, the industrial designer is the architect of much of what is to be found both within the home and surrounding it.
REMAKING AN ICON Every ﬁeld has its stars, people who have excelled and added to our
human collateral, and nowhere more so than in the ﬁeld of industrial and car design. Here, the star of Frank Stephenson shines brightly as that of one of the greatest designers of our era, for not only is he responsible for the creation of entirely new model series such as the BMW X5 and the McLaren P1 – which have become modern icons in their own right – but it is above all his unique ability to recreate legendary icons that has seen him truly leave his peers behind. There are other great car designers of our times, such as
Walter de Silva and Ian Callum, but the way in which Stephenson was able to revive models that are not just timeless classics but also huge commercial successes, is nothing short of alchemy. He did it with the legendary Mini ﬁrst created by Sir Alec Issigonis in the 1950s, only to create a new British design icon that somehow captures the spirit of the original Mini but is nonetheless a contemporary car with a character and charm entirely of its own. What’s more, if we’re honest, the ‘new’ Mini is actually much better than the old one.
The Ferrari F430, a design icon of a different kind
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You can strike gold once, but twice? Stephenson deﬁed gravity when he repeated the process with the Fiat 500, imbibing the essence of Dante Giacosa’s original Cinquecento to create a car that is once again a modern revival of the concept of classic Dolce Vita. Today’s 500 is the original reincarnated in modern form, and so much better for it. Like the Brits (and by way of BMW ownership of Mini, the Germans), the Italians can thank this American designer of Norwegian-Spanish origin – yes, his mother hails from Málaga – for reviving their classic mojo, for both cars are commercial successes that have also made the streets that much more fun. Of course, it’s not just cute retro-modern minis that have come off the drawing table of Frank Stephenson; he has also designed luxurious super cars like the Ferrari
F430 and the already legendary Maserati MC12 Stradale. The man who grew up between Málaga and Casablanca, speaks ﬁve languages fluently and was always drawing, had a choice early on: pursue a career as a professional motocross racer, join the family car dealership, or combine his passions for drawing, design and cars by studying industrial design. He chose the latter, obviously opting to specialise in car design at the Art College Center for Design in California, and was snapped up by the Ford Motor Corporation, sent to its design centre in Cologne, Germany, and cut his teeth on the Ford Escort RS Cosworth project. Here he learned about the compromises that exist between pure design and commercial industrial realities. “Even so, there is never an excuse for poor design, especially as all it takes is more creativity and dedication,” says the designer who has made this his life’s philosophy.
His inspiration comes from many sources, from nature as well as architecture and the unnoticed detail that surrounds us in urban settings – greatly aided of course by his richly varied background and youth. It has led to a great many beautiful creations in what is called the master of all design disciplines, for it combines eyecatching bodywork styling with engineering, interior design, pure industrial design and also corporate branding. “You normally work within the clear design parameters of a car manufacturer, but in the case of McLaren we created them pretty much from scratch, helping to establish the style tradition and DNA of the brand.” A very gracious speaker and indeed star of the recent Marbella Design Fair, Frank Stephenson flowed from English to German and Spanish, impressing with his expertise as well as his amenable manner. After more than 25 years in the car industry working for giant names such as Ford, BMW,
Stephenson helped to create the blueprint for McLaren car designs, as in the MP4-12C
Fiat and McLaren, he has now launched his own design brand, working in collaboration with top international luxury brands and designing beautifully styled watches, sunglasses and other works of top-end industrial design through the FS Ultra and FS Edition labels. Operating from London, one of the master sculptors of form predicts a quantum leap change in car design in the years ahead, brought about by accelerated development in the ﬁelds of technology, new materials and also the trend towards selfdriving cars, which he believes might in time begin to look like schools of ﬁsh darting ever more efﬁciently across our roads. For now, the man inspired by the world around him, who starts the creative process with pencil in hand and still loves the threedimensional truths revealed by scaled clay models, continues very much believing that design is above all a sensory experience – and good design one of the things that makes the world a more beautiful place. e
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and The Artistry of Bespoke Shoe Design
As a young child in Beirut, bespoke shoe designer, Andrea Wazen, already knew that her passion lay in the arts. She was constantly sketching and drawing and, being a twin, was less than pleased when her mother used to dress her and her sister alike. “I was very particular about what I wanted to wear,” she laughs, an ‘obsession’ that would last into her adulthood and propel her into the world of high fashion. Her sister, by the way, is a Chef – another profession that relies strongly on creativity and vision. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ANDREA WAZEN IN ASSOCIATION WITH OUNOUSA AND KAMSYN
ndrea was born in London and raised in Beirut, but her life has seen her return to ‘the city of dreams.’ Her ofﬁcial training took place in Paris, at the highly renowned Istituto Marangoni Italian Fashion School, where her teachers instantly noted that she had a particular talent for shoe design. Says Andrea, “I initially knew I wanted to work in fashion and the choice was between Milan, London, or Paris. I chose the latter because it was a peak moment for designers such as Karl Lagerfeld in Chanel and there are various large companies that interested me in terms of an internship.” The Istituto Marangoni was another source of attraction: “Italians are known for being the best in design so for me, this school, in the middle of
such a lively city such as Paris, was the perfect choice. Also, the fact that it was Italian possibly opened my doors to yet another city.” Soon after her graduation, Andrea felt conﬁdent in her knowledge of drawing, designing, and pattern making. “At this point I felt I had to delve more into how to manage and market a brand and London was the best choice for this.” She notes that although many designers are based in Paris, “their communications ofﬁces are in London. In London I worked for Louboutin, where I was able to hone my skills in social media. Instagram was just starting back them so I learned a lot about how to harness its power to raise brand awareness, target customers, etc.
Her very ﬁrst job was at Rupert Sanderson: “I was lucky because Rupert Sanderson’s entire operations are based in London, so I was able to learn about how various departments work.” Afterwards, she completed her internship at Christian Louboutin. “While at Louboutin I was offered a job at Céline… initially I planned to accept but I eventually decided to stay where I was. It turned out to be a very good choice because the job at Céline focussed on leather and pattern making for leather jackets and fur, while at Louboutin I continued to specialise on footwear, which was my passion.”
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Andrea lived in London for almost two years, learning “two very important things. In Paris, workspaces were more private, compartmentalised. In London everything was open so people were working together much more and sharing vital information. Secondly, I learned all about celebrity endorsements – for instance, how to approach celebrities of interest.” Stylists, it seems, are everything when it comes to landing the right celebrity for a campaign. “I also learned how to manage stock and retail stores. I worked in the retail section so part of my job was to visit boutiques.” In 2013, Andrea took her rich
portfolio of experiences and put it to the best use possible, openinsg her own boutique in Beirut. “In Lebanon, there is a savvy fashion industry, with designers such as Elie Saab or Zuhair Murad, but there was little in terms of my area of focus: shoe couture, a custom-made service in which every client can have shoes made for their needs. For many women, shoes can be painful because of the way their foot is shaped. We get around that through our bespoke service.” Andrea notes that she was inspired by companies like Louboutin, where “clients would send us their shoes after three years to have the soles changed. That level
of service was what I aspired to.” Today, Andrea has an online store as well, since “E-commerce is booming and Instagram is our baby. Around 80 per cent of our sales come from Instagram. Clients consult our social media and often know which shoe they want to buy before stepping into the shop.” The company is aiming to grow its Internet sales organically. Our plan is to launch our collections through pop-up stores in cities like Milan, Paris, and London. By seeing the quality of our shoes and our different designs, clients can then either visit our store or order online.” If you love designer shoes
and want the type of shoe that is completely unique, visit the Andrea Wazen website and view the plethora of booties, platforms, loafers, and thigh highs, each of which is an artwork of its own. Despite being high fashion, the shoes are affordable and there are frequent sales on recent collections. Sensual, vertiginous heels, lush materials, and feminine touches are just a few characteristics of a series of collections to wear proudly for many years. i www.andreawazen.com Article in collaboration with www.ounousa.com www.kamsyn.com
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From Dust to Life with Corazón de Arena
WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF JORDI GIL FERNÁNDEZ
ordi was just 23 when he and his friend, Iñaki began raising funds for the needy. They were both keen ‘dry toolers’, having ‘freed’ (‘climbed’ in layman’s terms) the most difﬁcult ice/rock wall in the world: Graciela, in Huesca. Iñaki sadly passed away during one of his climbs, though Jordi would carry the baton in a plethora of charitable projects that would be the logical vessel for his vertiginous energy levels. “I got into extreme sports because in my teens a teacher took me under his wing and suggested sports like mountain biking and climbing as a way to expend all the energy I had.” Jordi continues to practise just about as many sports as you can imagine: running, skiing, endurance racing (running for over 100km), etc. At one point in his career, he ran a gym in his birthplace (Girona, Catalunya). There, he would meet a soulmate, Jordi Muñoz, then a youth who used to train at Jordi’s gym. Jordi Muñoz, who hails from a line of photographers, was a professional photographer himself. He was also into sports, making him the perfect partner for Jordi Gil. Together, they would photograph and share the plight of needy children, and eventually found
It is funny to read the bad rap that millennials are receiving in the press these days. They are lazy and entitled, say the media, when the statistics point in exactly the opposite direction. Research has shown that millennials are interested in ideals like paying it forward, ﬁnding purpose in life, and dedicating their life to something they are passionate about… values that are very much present in extreme sports athlete and philanthropist, Jordi Gil Fernández.
Corazón de Arena: an organisation that creates schools and provides supplies to children in the poorest villages in Morocco. The duo have made a beautiful documentary about the plight faced by the children, available for viewing on the website www. corazondearena.com. Indeed, they have their own production company, preferring not to work with big media. Jordi’s list of sponsors is impressive, and includes GoPro and FeiyuTech. His love for extreme sport translates well into pictures and videos, while his sponsorship list helps call attention to his passion, Corazón de Arena. “One of the biggest threats faced by children in Morocco is that of being run over,” says Jordi. “Villages are far apart and the nearest school can be 30km away. The children head for the roads to beg for water… yet the road connecting villages is narrow and trucks (piled sky high with packages) swerve when they see another vehicle ahead, running over many children. Kids are so poor they don’t even have shoes. They walk and play over rocks and sharp objects and there are many
accidental amputations, broken nails, missing toes…” Jordi Gil and Jordi Muñoz opened their ﬁrst Corazón de Arena school this year (for 180 children); when they asked the children to draw something for them to to take back home, says Jordi Gil, “The children didn’t even know what a blank piece of paper was. They had never held a pen or a piece of paper.” The experiences of this young duo are astounding. “There is a man in the village of Merzouga in the Sahara Desert, where the school is. He says he is the biggest man in the village, so he takes it upon himself to ﬁnd children who have been lost or run over, and take them to their parents.”
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The dynamic duo have moved to Marbella, “a much more open, international community with people who are interested in changing things.” Here, they are seeking sponsors, visiting schools, and sharing their experiences with one aim: to open more schools in Morocco. Did you know that just €1.000 can keep a school in Morocco for 180 kids open? During our interview, Jordi tells me of the many fascinating people he has met, through his collaboration in programmes such as Step for Life, Help for Heroes, which aid disabled people live their dreams. “People who are disabled may have challenges, but they have amazing talents and stories that deserve to be shared.” Jordi tells me about Pili Egea, for instance, a writer and Art History graduate who recently published her third book. “Her dream was to ride in a Lamborghini so we organised that for her.” Jordi has collaborated with well known celebrities, including Roberto Cavalli (for whom he modelled) and Miley Cyrus (known for her charity work). Part of Corazón de Arena’s purpose is that of educating others in human values, so that those
who are better off can help the children. Thus, the duo gives lectures across Spain focusing on this topic. They also write stories that enable children to understand the plight experienced by children their age in less fortunate parts of the world. Jordi, who is one of magazine’s two brand ambassadors, as part of its digital expansion programme, is seeking collaborations and contributions for those who would like to lend a helping hand. Individuals, meanwhile, can change a child’s life for as little as €5 a month; every bit helps, as the saying goes. Jordi has a following of over 30,000 on Instagram, yet eschews the ‘influencer’ movement and all it represents. “Sadly, that word has become associated with posing. I’m much more interested in meeting people face to face and captivating their interest in Corazón de Arena.” If this is what a millennial looks like, we’re up for some big, positive changes in the upcoming decades.
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Made for Marbella BENALÚS Marbella’s property market is built above all on the unique quality of life this area offers, and Benalús is a luxury new development on the Golden Mile made exactly with that lifestyle in mind. WORDS MICHEL CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BENALÚS
n most property markets a home is above all a place to live. It conveys the status of a good address, as well as style, comfort and wellbeing, but in the ﬁnal analysis is a practical living necessity that needs to be close to schools, work, shops and other amenities. As such, it forms part of a working way of life. A Marbella property, on the other hand, is inextricably linked to lifestyle – and more speciﬁcally the lifestyle offered by this unique part of Europe. Naturally
it also functions as a residence, offering all the cosy wellbeing and luxury of a good home, but here your property is part and parcel of a privileged lifestyle, and as a result the ultimate reflection of it. For this reason many of the best properties on the Costa del Sol are designed and built around a lifestyle concept. The ﬁrst and for many the most important part of this process is location, and it is here that the creators of Benalús kick off
with the very best credentials one could wish for. If location is the golden rule of real estate, then this luxury new development of apartments and penthouses is a jewel indeed, for in Marbella it doesn’t get any better than an address on the Golden Mile. Add sea views and close proximity not just to the beach but also to Puerto Banús, the Golf Valley and downtown Marbella – with its shopping and dining options – and we’re talking about a truly special offering.
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BOUTIQUE LIVING IN MARBELLA “It’s the very reason why Benalús is such a special project for us,” says Sergio Fernández, Project Director of Benalús. “Such a top location deserves a property development that represents the best of what Marbella has to offer, so we have taken our time to create something that we believe can best be described as ‘boutique living’ in Marbella.” Marbella’s planning issues were a hurdle that has been overcome with a new project whose abundance of greenery makes it an exclusive garden development in which three elegant, low-rise buildings are discreetly distributed within the private park-like grounds. “While developing the concept, we had a very clear idea of the target audience for whom we were creating Benalús, and the kind of offering they have been looking for. Although Marbella’s is a market primarily aimed at high-income buyers, we feel it is saturated with villas at a time when many are looking more towards luxurious, low-density residential communities that offer space, comfort, luxury, security, privacy and also optimal convenience and the provision of on-site services.” It is with this thinking in mind that Benalús has been designed to offer a rather more creative range of property options than one would conventionally expect to find in a Marbella development. “We wanted to add to the fantastic credentials of Marbella in terms of its climate, setting, accessibility and facilities, with beautifully positioned modern luxury homes set within the privacy and seclusion of their own parkland. In this way, close to Marbella landmarks of style such as the Marbella Club and Puente Romano, the blend of ingredients and the lifestyle offered simply could not be bettered.”
INNOVATIVE PROPERTY CONCEPTS It is the innovative range of apartment options that is one of the stand-out features of Benalús, where the 27 properties set within three, four-
storey buildings enjoy a south-west and southeast orientation that ensures the spacious terraces linked to luxurious open-plan indoor living areas benefit from a combination of sun and shade both during the morning and later in the day. Buyers have a wider range of options than usual, including a 170m2, three-bedroom apartment on the first floor, a three-floor, threebedroom, 370m2 penthouse with private pool and rooftop chill-out zone, and a two-bedroom, 200m2 ground floor apartment with private pool and also a 55m2 space with natural light that is at basement level. Normally that would be it, but Benalús provides two more choices: a top-of-the-range three-storey sky villa with four bedrooms, a whole list of luxury amenities and a total area of 785m2. Perhaps even more unique is the duplex ground-floor apartment with private pool and garden, four bedrooms and no less than 460m2 of space, as well as the 55m2 lower level space with direct access to the garage. The properties all come with a storage room and two parking spaces standard, but the top-range penthouse has parking for four cars and double the storage.
BOUTIQUE AMENITIES Endowed with views across the landscaped gardens, La Concha and the sea, Benalús also
offers 24-hour gated security and an advanced system of volumetric sensors and panic buttons. In keeping with the architectural styling, topend materials and brands are fitted, including Bulthaup kitchens, Villeroy & Boch bathrooms, and modern home installation systems controlling among other things lighting, security and the energy-efficient Altherma hot water, air conditioning and under floor heating by Daikin. The penthouses also feature a private hydraulic lift that connects the three levels of the property, while the tasteful gardens surround resort-standard facilities with a large swimming pool and deck, a relaxed chill-out area and a spa with heated indoor pool, gym, changing rooms with showers and wellness amenities. Together, these communal and landscaped areas make up 5,700m2 of Benalús’s total of 9,326m2, with an additional 7,000m2 of private parkland created where residents can enjoy leisure facilities in spacious green surroundings. “We believe Benalús brings a new kind of luxury property concept to Marbella that more than ever is designed in keeping with the lifestyle that makes it so desirable. In other words, Benalús allows you to enjoy that way of life in the very best style.” i www.benalus.com
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IDDOMUS CONCEPT OF DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Construction is once more resurgent, but in an age where many have once again returned to ‘business as usual’, some are leading the way with innovative technologies, nurtured designs and a focus on sustainable living that puts them at the forefront of development. WORDS MICHEL CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHY KEVIN HORN AND GARY EDWARDS
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DDomus is a creator of quality homes in terms of the architectural design, technology, construction standards and the many details that go into making properties that carry the brand stand out. Best known for modern villas with an innovative and environmental slant, they are also adept at building in other styles and renovating houses that maintain their original charm while being brought up to the comfort levels of a 21st century home. The company combines the different elements involved in building a private villa under one roof, from design and engineering to construction, lighting, electronics, landscaping and also interior design. “We manage all the elements in-house,” says founder and managing director Gert Cleymans, “and in Suzy Paesmans we have a great designer who adds the finishing touch and creates the home’s interior once it has
been completed and the garden landscaped.” Never seduced to begin building on a large scale, iDDomus is a modern made-tomeasure building and development company that works to the brief of its clients while always providing added value through the technological innovations it brings to projects and the carefully considered design that runs from architectural styling right through engineering systems and building techniques to the final dressing of the finished home. “We love design and consider it a privilege to be able to work in such a creative field, so rather than using off-the-shelf options, we consider all the different elements of a project so that we can apply them like ingredients to produce something that is visually pleasing and practical but also authentic and unique to its owners. They are the ultimate creators of their own home, and we are the medium through which that is achieved.”
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A REPUTATION FOR INNOVATION The house style tends towards sleek white homes with intimate living spaces that flow into one another, providing separate yet also connected, open-plan interiors full of natural light and also welcoming ambient lighting. Crisp tones remain the main colour palette, but they are joined by natural materials such as wood, stone and steel, with a choice of marble, stone and wooden floors indoors, and architectural elements that merge aesthetic and functional roles. “We are always looking for new technologies and building techniques which allow us to produce homes that are more comfortable, stylish, practical, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, cheaper to run and ultimately a pleasure to live in,” says Gert. Apart from making the most of a new flow of technical creativity, the designers at iDDomus aid the process by studying the specific conditions of each plot carefully before positioning the home. “We look at factors such as sunlight, wind and drainage to give the house the optimal orientation that offers great views while maintaining comfortable temperature levels, protection from wind and flooding, and also creates a pleasant, private living environment.” While not all clients opt for it, Gert’s favourite villa is one that blends contemporary architectural styling with natural materials and uniquely eclectic elements sourced from around the world. “You could call it the ideal iDDomus villa.” Flexible though the company is, the last thing he wishes to create is what he calls an ‘aquarium’, which might look good at first sight but in which people end up feeling as though in a goldfish bowl. “Apart from anything else, such homes are furnaces in summer, and very expensive to keep cool,” says the developer who has built a reputation for innovation in a market that tends to follow rather than lead.
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BUILD OR RENOVATE iDDomus is on the cusp of many exciting new ventures, such as the expansion of its offices on the Golden Mile, where a showroom will be created that gives the feel of a home with the iDDomus brand. It will also showcase the many different material options and technical innovations that the company offers clients who wish to build a new villa or renovate an older or existing home. For the latter, there is a novel Smart House system available that upgrades the wiring of a house and enables domotic functions without the need for rewiring and at a much lower cost than a standard renovation. It is the kind of innovation typical of iDDomus, a construction and development company that is always looking for new ways to improve build, design, price/quality and also the environmental credentials of the modern villas it creates. With a steady order book and projects being built and renovated across the Costa del Sol, iDDomus defies the â€˜skin-deepâ€™ modern tendency of much new-build construction on the coast to offer buyers the benefits of the latest in style, engineering and comfort. i www.iddomus.com
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ROCHE BOBOIS A Celebration of Style
Voyage Immobile: Perfect for informal, comfortable and sociable yet stylish lounge areas
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Famous for its advanced design, Roche Bobois’ newly launched Spring and Summer collection is a delight for the eyes in a dazzling celebration of form, function and style. WORDS MICHEL CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ROCHE BOBOIS
he style and indeed status of Roche Bobois among luxury furniture brands is evident in the refined modernism of its Marbella store – on the A7 coastal road by Torre Real. Here you will find a selection of different ambiances in each of the three showrooms – ranging from modern/contemporary to retro sixties-inspired décor and those that offer today’s comfort and style but find their inspiration in the sophistication of the forties and fifties. They represent three main design streams that flow throughout a home, from entrance and living rooms, dining areas and bedrooms to offices, entertainment areas and also outdoor living. Roche Bobois offers a series of collections created by its own in-house designers and in collaboration with some of the most famous names in the world of design. And by design I mean not just furniture and industrial design, but also architecture, fashion and even perfumery.
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It has always been a brand that celebrates purity of style and the pursuit of creativity, but in doing so applies it to comfort, practicality and quality of manufacture. “A Roche Bobois piece, whether it is a sofa, bed, chair, cupboard, table, wall unit, lamp or decorative item, encompasses the best in design and quality, and it is made in Europe,” says Cécile Peyrard, who manages the brand’s flagship store in southern Spain. “It is the kind of blend of elegance and style with a touch of joyous tones and detailing that our clients expect from Roche Bobois, and in addition to foreign residents we also have a growing number of Spanish clients from across
Andalucía.” As well as furniture and decorative pieces, Cécile offers soft furnishings, carpets, curtains and a broad range of materials and ﬁnishes to create diverse ambiances. “The beauty of Roche Bobois’ collections is that they aren’t regimented. While there is a clear sense of recognition, the range of options and styles running parallel to one another make the brand a pleasure to work with, suiting many different types of homes, settings, lifestyles and personal tastes both when you decorate your entire home with Roche Bobois or mix it with other brands and eclectic elements.” She knows whereof she speaks, as the Marbella establishment also offers interior design services.
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DRESSING A HOME Cécile’s team has dressed widely diverse homes in Marbella, from large mansions and villas to expansive penthouses and compact apartments. “It’s the variation and personality of each project that makes it so interesting and creative. We’re encouraged to give each home a unique expression of style, and with the furniture, art and decorative options at our disposal, we’re able to create wonderful results in a great many different decorative genres and applications.” The above can range from classically-inspired elegance to sleek but welcoming contemporary interiors, as well as fun and fashionable styles that are a celebration of colour, texture, patterns and the sheer exuberance of beautiful forms. “One looks great in a luxury villa or penthouse while another is perfect for a smaller yet superbly stylish pied-à-terre, where we can add a sense of frivolity and fun with pop art elements that fill your little getaway with charm that is in excellent taste.” Among the most popular sofas chosen by her clients are those of the Préface and Itinéraire ranges, with ingenious modularity that allows you to adjust backrests for optimal comfort and style. Classically inspired yet sleek and sophisticated are Nota Bene and Eden, available in a variety of tones and materials, while Profile offers refined elegance combined with comfort. An evergreen classic is the Voyage Immobile range of comfortable modular sofas that are just made for conservatories, outdoor lounges and also chill-out and entertainment areas. Highly sociable in natural and joyous in their design, they form the original inspiration for the Mah Jong range by none other than Kenzo Takada, who based the patterned design on his personal collection of kimonos.
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A re-launch of the Marc Berthier classic, available in 4 colours
Roche Bobois is no stranger to such high-level collaborations, having also worked with the likes of Jean-Paul Gaultier and including the Maison Lacroix collection of famous couturier Christian Lacroix in its latest offering. Elegant and chic, it includes tables, cabinets, screens and also sensually styled sofas and fauteuils that will appeal to those with a heightened sense of design, while Roche Bobois is also excited to relaunch a modern classic – the iconic Ozoo set by architect Marc Berthier, whose creations have transcended the realms of furniture to be considered references of modern design. Available in ﬁve colours, it is as fresh and contemporary now as it was when ﬁrst penned in 1968. The new collection in general is noted for its fluid forms in what is a celebration of style and comfort. Colour is back too, replacing the white, grey and black palette of a few years ago, and the designers of Roche Bobois have put it to good use, alternating sophisticated yet evocative tones in Nouveau Classique collections such as the gorgeous Vision sofas with a joyous explosion of creativity and vibrant hues in their retro-modern summer series. The same trend also sees a clever mix of materials, such as in the marble and metal Ivresse tables and the delightful interplay of light and colour in the metal and glass luminaire screens, whose toned photographic panes bring playful shades into the home.
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The main part of the showroom is dedicated to sleek contemporary décor with that unmistakable avant-garde touch so characteristic of Roche Bobois, featuring the latest in modern styles, materials and also comfortable practicality in sofas, designer chairs, wall units, sumptuously luxurious beds and decorative elements that range from tables and lamps to cabinets, carpets and artwork. When choreographed by Cécile and her interior design team, it transforms a home into the pinnacle of good taste in a 21st century residence. “We create a wide
range of effects and ambiances, whether you are looking for a sleek modern home or wish to surround yourself with evocatively styled pieces.” The beauty is that rather than following trends, Roche Bobois furniture is designed to be timeless and therefore transits beautifully from one fashion epoch to another with pieces that are stand-alone appealing in style and finish. “This is why we often suggest adding an element of eclectic mixing to what is normally a prevailing style preference of the client,”
says Cécile. “If they prefer the elegance of a Nouveau Classique interior – of which we are seeing a comeback – this could mean the inclusion of artwork or individual pieces that stand out and bring life to a home; in a predominantly modern, minimalist décor we would apply a similar breaking of the mould, using dashes of colour in artwork, eclectic one-off decorative pieces and also playful retro-sixties or pop art design elements. In this way, your home is not only marked by a particular era but is also unique in a way that expresses your own personal style.” e
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Lisbon, Portugal was this year’s chosen location for the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference ‘The Language of Luxury’, which took place on April 18 and 19. Over 500 decision makers and inﬂuencers from the luxury industry attended. This is the fourth conference of thist type, the inaugural even was held in Florence in 2015 and subsequently in Seoul and Muscat.
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ondé Nast International publishes many of the worlds’ prestigious upmarket magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Condé Nast Traveller and Architectural Digest. Its titles are often not the highest in circulation or readership, but it is the quality environment that attracts the global luxury brands. A welcome reception took place on Tuesday, April 17 at the Palacio de Xabregas, a privately owned palace built in the 16th century. The two day conference was held both in the Pátio da Galé and Sala do Risco, a venue constructed in the 18th century on the site of a royal palace, offering conference partners and attendees a true flavour of the city of Lisbon. A glamorous party was also held at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz on Wednesday 18th of April. As the conference took place in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, it was only ﬁtting that after JONATHAN NEWHOUSE, Condé Nast International Chairman and Chief Executive delivered his opening remarks, ANTÓNIO COSTA, the Prime Minister of
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the Portuguese Republic welcomed delegates and attendees. Portugal Fashion, an international project set up to promote Portuguese fashion in partnership with the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs and ATP – Textile and Apparel Association of Portugal – was also one of the co-lead partners along with Place Vendome Qatar. The links between Portugal and Portuguese speaking countries (or Lusophone link) such as Brazil and Uruguay were also discussed by CARLOS JEREISSATI, CEO of Igautemi, the Brazilian shopping centre creators, Brazilian jeweller ARA VARTANIAN, and ALEXANDRE BIRMAN, luxury shoe designer and Chief Executive of the Arezzo Group, the largest shoe retailer in Brazil. Young luxury brand entrepreneurs and futurists explored how luxury is being redeﬁned by a new generation and geography of customers. These included fashion innovators such as: Z ALEXANDRE ARNAULT, one of fashion’s youngest chief executives. At only 25 years old, Arnault is the son of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
Chairman Bernard Arnault and the CEO of luxury luggage brand Rimowa, which is renowned among the celebrity jet-set. He also appears to have been extremely influential in propelling LVMH’s digital strategy forward. Z PAULA AMORIM, the owner and Chairman of the Amorim luxury Group and the eldest daughter of the billionaire Américo Amorim. Paula is best known for Fashion Clinic, a chain of luxury clothing and accessory stores. She is also an administrator of Tom Ford International. Z ALFREDO OROBIO talked about his own brand AWAYTOMARS, a collaborative network for design talent with the objectives of promoting cocreation. It now comprises more than ten thousand registered designers from 90 countries, making it the biggest fashion collective in the world. Z Futurist SOPHIE HACKFORD provided a valuable insight into the ‘Future Language of Luxury’, while FEDERICO MARCHETTI the founder of the fashion brand YOOX and Chief Executive of YOOX NET-A-PORTER group, and STEFAN SIEGEL, the founder and CEO
of Not Just a Label, discussed global sales platforms, virtual showrooms, and online communities and perspectives. Z An excellent and thoughtprovoking keynote speech on brand building was given by MARK SHAPIRO, Co-President of the WME IME group of companies which is a force of innovation across entertainment, sports and fashion. Similarly, MICHELE NORSA, a member of the board of directors for Italian luxury menswear designer Ermenegildo Zegna and Vice Chairman of the Biagiotti fashion, and CLAUS-DIETRICH LAHRS, Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta, talked about their experiences in heading leading luxury brands and forecasting their future strategies. Z This year, celebrity guests included HILARY SWANK, actress, producer and double Oscar winner, who enthused about the philosophy and passion behind her new Luxury Leisure apparel range Mission Statement, and MARISA BERENSON, former cover model and actress who is now the founder and president of Marisa Berenson Beauty.
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E C N E R E F N CO Z SIMONA CATTANEO, the Chief Marketing Ofﬁcer of Coty Luxury, also discussed the speciﬁcs of marketing luxury beauty brands. Z International Vogue Editor SUZY MENKES, once again hosted and curated the event. Suzy, a larger than life ﬁgure, with a signature bouffant hairstyle, has established herself as the world’s preeminent fashion critic over the last 30 years. Suzy and her team of International Vogue Editors interviewed an array of top designers, creative directors and business innovators throughout the two day conference including: Z MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI, the ﬁrst female Artistic Director of the iconic French fashion house Christian Dior. Z CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, the controversial French shoe designer who is famous for his vertiginous high heeled shoes with red lacquered soles. Z SABINE GETTY, the Swiss born, English jewellery designer and socialite who is married to Joseph Getty, the grandson of Sir John Paul Getty. Z Italian fashion Designer GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, who creates exquisite and feminine haute couture and ready to wear collections.
Z PHILIPP PLEIN, the German fashion designer and founder of the Phillip Plein International Group. Phillip is known as a fashion rebel and makes “creations for people who chose the extraordinary things in life.” Z HERVÉ PIERRE, the former Creative Director of Carolina Herrera, who is responsible for designing exclusive pieces for many of America’s ﬁrst ladies. Z ADRIAN CHENG, Founder of K11, who has set up an investment fund attracting emerging brands to China. Z SIMONE ROCHA, Irish designer and daughter of John Rocha, whose collections are inspired by strong women, rebellious but at the same time romantic and feminine. Z FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA, Creative Director of Lacoste, the French clothing and accessories brand. Z JOHNNY COCA, Creative Director of the British brand Mulberry, which is known internationally for its luxury leather goods. Z UCHE PÉZARD, CEO of the Luxe Corp. Group, a strategic management company specialising in the Luxury sector.
Z VANIA LELES, Founder of VanLeles Diamonds, a former model and modern day jeweller born in West Africa but raised in Portugal. Z MARTA MARQUES and PAULO ALMEIDA, Portuguese founders of Marques’Almeida accessories. Z GABRIELA HEARST, the Uruguayan ready-to-wear and accessories designer who specialises in luxury sustainable pieces. The 2018 Condé Nast International Luxury conference ‘The Language of Luxury’ was deemed a huge success with attendees and conference partners once again enjoying the opportunity to network and assimilate among their peers. Its devotees will avidly await next year’s conference, which will be held in South Africa, the speciﬁc luxury theme has yet to be decided. e
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MAD ABOUT THE SUMMER OLIVER BONAS’ SPRING/SUMMER 2018
Pastel colours, light fabrics and vintage cuts mark Oliver Bonas’ fresh new collection. Feast your eyes on these outfits and accessories and make sure to take at least one piece home.
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n THE SPA beauty It’s a star ingredient in raw food desserts these days, as well as a powerful ally against ageing, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. It’s called coconut oil, and despite technically being a saturated fat, it is rich in highly healthful medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), hailed for their ability to convert into energy instead of transforming into fat deposits. Coconut oil is high in lauric acid, which converts into monolaurin when eaten or rubbed onto skin. Monolaurin is capable of killing viruses carrying a lipid coating – including ﬂu, HIV, and dangerous protozoa. Coconut oil ﬁghts cravings, aids in digestion and offers excellent support for pregnant and nursing women. It also has a host of hidden beauty uses you may not be aware of! Marisa Cutillas entices you with a few ways you can incorporate this life-saving component into your regular beauty routine. Z COCONUT OIL AS AN EXFOLIANT Forget about buying commercial exfoliants that may contain a host of chemicals and preservatives. Just grab a dollop of coconut oil and add a tablespoon or two of coarse sea salt for an effective exfoliant that will leave skin baby smooth after your shower. Z COCONUT OIL FOR LUSH LOCKS If you have very dry or curly hair, in addition to cleansing and conditioning your hair, add a bit of shine by massaging a teaspoonful of coconut oil into your mane while wet, then brush or style hair. Top brands marketed at wavy, curly, and kinky hair nearly all contain coconut and other deeply penetrating oils such as argan or jojoba.
Z MOISTURISING LIPS Coconut oil is moisturising but nongreasy; apply a small amount to lips to keep them soft and kisseable all day. Take note: coconut oil is similar to extra-virgin olive oil in that it it can be used any time you need a bit of moisture. It works wonderfully as a hand or body moisturiser, adding a lovely shine to legs and arms in the summer (brush skin over afterwards with a tiny bit of glitter for a special event). It can also be used to shave legs; use in the bath or shower and enjoy a smooth, clean shave. Z MAKEUP REMOVAL AND BRUSH CLEANSING Don’t waste money on cleansing gels; just use a tiny scoop of coconut oil, rubbing it between your hands until
it melts and applying to your face in circular motions. Wash off with warm water and see how soft your complexion looks and feels. Coconut oil is also a popular ingredient in makeup brush cleaners. Buy a small jar of coconut oil for this purpose, wetting the brush and swirling around the oil. Rinse both the jar and the brush afterwards with warm water. The oil will protect the bristles yet remove grime efﬁciently. Z COCONUT OIL AS A HIGHLIGHTER If you want a skin-toned highlighter, few do the job as well as natural oil. Dab a tiny bit onto your Cupid’s bow above the lip, as well as above cheekbones. Z FRESH BREATH Oil pulling is an interesting practice that involves gargling for around 20
minutes with a spoonful of coconut oil, to clear up germs in the mouth, whiten teeth, and enjoy fresher breath. Z ITCH RELIEF Bug bites and itchy, dry skin can be soothed by rubbing a small amount of coconut oil onto the affected area. Z OPT FOR THE BEST Beware of reﬁned coconut oils which you can ﬁnd at most supermarkets (some can be hydrogenated, which removes many of this powerful oil’s beneﬁts). Opt for unreﬁned oil that is cold-pressed or centrifuged. The more coconut oil is heated, the more its powerful beneﬁts are lost, so opt for oils bought at health shops such as Holland & Barrett, or similar. e
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Beauty buffs may recall an article we published a few years back on Swiss highend beauty brand, Valmont, famed for products that feel good and contain active ingredients that turn back the hands of time and encourage smooth, elastic skin. In this article, Marisa Cutillas brings you their latest line of masques, catered to each skin type.
PRIME RENEWING PACK A powerful masque whose aim is to exercise a long-term anti-ageing effect. It contains an exclusive cocktail of triple DNA, RNA and peptides that rebalance the epidermis while clarifying and smoothing skin. Ideal for skin needing more radiance and vitality. Leave on skin for three to ﬁve minutes daily or as required.
MASQUE MAJESTUEUX VOTRE VISAGE A masque specially catered to older or dry skin; it contains a complex essence of DNA, RNA, and other symbiotic ingredients that provide skin with the nutrition it needs. Massage onto skin for one or two minutes and leave on for ﬁve minutes. i www.cosmeticosvalmont.com/es/
CLARIFYING PACK Luminosity is what this baby is all about. Think of a 10-minute ‘beauty flash’, which can be quickly applied before your next party or photo session. It is rich in active ingredients that eliminate dead cells, leaving skin with a lovely sheen. The product mattiﬁes and clears skin and can be used by all skin types.
PURIFYING PACK If clogged pores and oily skin is your bugbear, this is the Wonder Woman of masques. It puriﬁes and cleanses skin deepsly, removing impurities and creating greater balance. Contains active ingredients like clay and kaolin, which purify skin, as well as titanium dioxide, which guarantees greater luminosity. The masque also relaxes and soothes irritated skin. Leave on for 20 minutes and remove with warm water.
MOISTURIZING WITH A MASK This is a great all-rounder for all types of skin, but especially those that lack vitality and elasticity. It is a deep hydrator that works to counter the effects of environmental stress. Apply it once a month, leaving a thick layer on your face for around 15 minutes and removing with a cleanser. Ingredients include musk rose extract and shea butter, which lend skin softness and plumpness.
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BODY AND BOOTY TRANSFORMATION FOR
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Welcoming a range of well-known faces, Cirumed’s latest guest has been Sallie Axl, most recognised for her appearance on Big Brother in 2013. After having a baby and not feeling comfortable with her body, Sallie found Cirumed clinic through careful research and chose to undergo her body transformation surgery. Cirumed was highly recommended and gave her the conﬁdence that she would achieve great results under the team’s elite care, giving her the body she dreamed of and that extra boost of conﬁdence. As with any surgery, there is an abundance of clinics to choose from, but thanks to Dr. Aslani’s specialisation and commendable reviews, Sallie knew that Marbella was where she needed to be to score her dream body. To further her conﬁdence in the decision, Sallie also knew that Dr. Aslani is well-known in the UK for body contouring and his very popular bikini makeover package. Dr. Aslani has been in the game for over a decade and was one of the ﬁrst few to offer buttock augmentation procedures which undoubtedly has helped him become a leader in his ﬁeld. Dr. Aslani performs around three to four buttock augmentation surgeries daily, demonstrating not only the high demand for this procedure, but also his credibility. He is regularly invited to be a guest speaker at conferences world-wide, and showcase his abilities for teaching purposes. Dr. Aslani is also hosting his 6th annual Live Surgery course which has an audience and participation from globally recognised surgeons. Sallie was welcomed to Cirumed by the friendly team who showed her the impressive facilities including the new expansion. The Clinic now has two operating theatres, ﬁve patient suites, two recovery suites and the Cirumed Lounge where families or friends of patients can enjoy fresh coffee and cake, or feed their hungry tummies while waiting. In the new space, Cirumed Clinic have proudly installed top-of-the-range equipment including a Laminar Flow System that allows air to move at the same speed and in the same direction with no or minimal cross-over of airstreams. It also has special operating tables ideal for the combination surgeries which allows patients to be ‘flipped’ with ease during surgery. This is efﬁcient when
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performing combination surgeries which can work on areas such as breasts, abdomen, back, and buttocks simultaneously. Sallie praised Dr. Aslani for his thorough consultation carried out online before her arrival in Marbella, allowing her to experience the reassurance of a face-toface consultation from the comfort of her own home in the UK. Sallie also showed her appreciation that Dr. Aslani took an interest in her wishes and said, “Many people like the conservative look, but there are people out there who don’t want a conservative look. I know what I want and Dr. Aslani gave that to me”. With the help from Serene Cosmetic, Sallie didn’t have to worry about flights, accommodation, food or transport and could focus on preparing for the surgery. “Having a surgery abroad is quite scary anyway but I’ve been made to feel so at ease by Serene Cosmetic.” Cirumed Clinic realised that Sallie would be away from her baby for the duration of her stay and did all they could to make her feel at home, with the procedure carried out swiftly and avoiding any potential complications in order to get Sallie back home to her baby. The team is proud that they were able to make Sallie feel comfortable, and more so that they were able to give her the body she wanted. “I had a really boy-ish square-shaped body before, but now I’m so pleased with my ﬁgure I love it!” Cirumed takes special care throughout the whole patient experience starting from their ﬁrst consultation right up to the months long after the patient is enjoying the results of the surgery and, complemented by Serene Cosmetic, Cirumed Clinic really do offer the whole package.
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HOW CAN INTERMITTENT FASTING ? h t l a e H r u Boost Yo WHAT BENEFITS DOES INTERMITTENT FASTING WIELD? Fasting has been found to normalise a hormone called ghrelin, erstwhile known as the ‘hunger hormone’; the latter increases appetite and weight gain, so levels should be kept low. Fasting is a great way to do this, since studies show that ghrelin spontaneously decreases after around two hours without food consumption. Ride the wave if you are feeling peckish; it will pass. Intermittent fasting allows you to escape from the glucoseinsulin battle, which occurs when you pick on carb-rich foods all day, essentially shunting large amounts of glucose into the bloodstream. The pancreas reacts by producing insulin, eventually
resulting in insulin resistance. The result is a compromised immune system, accelerated ageing, and an increased likelihood of chronic illness. Fasting stimulates the production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which is essential for brain function, vitality, cell division, DNA repair, bone tissue, muscle mass, and metabolism. High-sugar diets and eating consistently suppresses HGH production, while fasting and avoiding simple carbs boost it. Fasting has additionally been found to fight inflammation and reduce free radical damage, which is great news for your skin. It has important heart benefits as well, since it lowers specific risks factors by increasing good HDL
Intermittent fasting is a powerful approach to health that is fast gaining ground among some of the health industry’s biggest gurus (think Dr. Mercola, Dr. Oz, and Dr. Axe). It helps you lose weight and wields a host of additional benefits, but unlike traditional fasting, it doesn’t require you to go hungry or drink soup or juice all day. So far, scientific studies have shown that ditching the old ‘three meals a day’ approach can boost your health in many ways. Like the Paleo Diet, intermittent fasting is inspired by our ancient ancestors, who, unlike us, did not have a fridge full of food all day and who therefore limited feeding to specific hours of the day. The regimen isn’t for everyone (pregnant, hypoglycemic or diabetic persons should abstain), but those who get the green light from their doctors might find it useful for weight loss and vitality. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS
HOW DOES INTERMITTENT FASTING WORK? Consume your meals between 12pm and 6pm - that is all it takes. The only other requirement is to shun high-carb foods (which can lead to insulin insensitivity, Type 2 diabetes, and premature skin ageing). Embrace embrace a Mediterranean-style diet that comprises lean protein sources, green vegetables, nuts, whey protein, and healthy fats (extra-virgin is a classic but do embrace coconut oil and even, suggests Dr. Mercola, butter).
cholesterol and reducing bad LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Finally, studies have also shown that intermittent fasting enhances cognitive function and protects against changes in memory and learning.
OTHER FASTING OPTIONS If the specific time frame mentioned does not work for you, there are other types of intermittent fasting. You can choose instead to fast on alternate days, limit your eating to eight hours per day, or try the 5:2 diet, which involves eating normally for five days a week and restricting your intake to between 500 and
600 calories per day twice a week. Another popular option is The Warrior Diet, in which you eat only fruits and veggies at daytime and one large meal at night. When it comes to intermittent fasting, the key is to choose a method you can follow on a regular basis, without your diet interfering with your daily enjoyment of life or ability to socialise. Soon, it won’t feel like fasting at all and best of all, it will help you shed unwanted weight. e
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REDUCE SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS SEEKING TO SLIM DOWN If you’re the type of parents who lets kids play on their iPad or smartphone so long as they have done their homework earlier in the day, think twice about continuing in this direction. Researchers have found that using digital devices at bedtime can lead to sleep and nutritional problems in children, including having a higher Body Mass Index (BMI). Meanwhile, kids who watch TV or play video games before going to bed enjoy half an hour less of sleep than those who don’t. Finally, those who use their phone or computer to excess average a full hour less of sleep.
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BEHAVIOUR ON PUBERTY If you’ve got a pouty teen on your hands, think twice before chalking it down to hormones. A new study published in the journal Current Biology has found that changes in social behavior at this time of life are not triggered by puberty. Researchers note that puberty and adolescence are two distinct processes. That is, adolescence is a broader concept. It encompasses puberty but also includes important mental, social, and emotional changes that should be taken seriously. To prove their hypothesis, researchers delayed the arrival of puberty in a group of hamsters, only to ﬁnd that the transition ‘adolescent behaviours’ (which involves changes from play ﬁghting to social dominance) occurred at the same time as another group whose puberty had not been altered. As noted by the study’s lead author, “These ﬁndings are also important for adolescent mental health – understanding the underlying mechanisms responsible for adolescent development will provide insight into why so many mental health disorders arise during this time in life.”
ALCOHOL USE DISORDER IS THE BIGGEST RISK FACTOR FOR DEMENTIA
The most vital, preventable risk for all types of dementia, especially early onset dementia, is having an alcohol disorder, according to research published recently in The Lancet Public Health Journal. The study, based on observance of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France, found that of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia, around 57% were linked to heavy drinking (i.e. consuming around ﬁve drinks for men and three for women daily). Alcohol use disorders are also associated with other risk factors for dementia, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. The ﬁndings are a strong indicator of the importance of getting help early when addiction or abuse is suspected.
JUNK FOOD AND ENERGY DRINKS MAY PUT TEENS AT RISK A recent study on taurine, caffeine and energy drinks has found that a high consumption of taurine (a popular ingredient in energy drinks) can have adverse effects on learning and memory, and might also trigger increased alcohol consumption in females. In another study, junk food has been found to be harmful to the teen brain because, at this time of life, key neurotransmitter systems in the brain (which are responsible for reward signalling) are still developing. In essence, unlimited or frequent access to poor quality snacks and foods can negatively affect decision making, boost reward seeking behaviour, and lead to poor eating habits during adulthood.
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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.”
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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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Health services are increasingly becoming more technologically based these days, with apps like Allergeneat exercising a vital preventive role in preserving our health and wellbeing. The app, which was downloaded over 2,000 times during its ﬁrst month on the market, creates a speciﬁc proﬁle for each user, who can identify the substances they are allergic to. Next, all they need to do is scan the barcode of any food product on the shelf of a supermarket and obtain information regarding potentially harmful ingredients. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS
ALLERGENEAT Preventing the Consumption of Allergenic Foods
he app, created by Quim Sánchez and José María Falcón, detects the 14 foods which must be declared by manufacturers, according to law. Sánchez stated: “In Spain, there are 12 million people with allergies and food intolerances and numbers are continuing to grow.” Sánchez’ own life partner had various intolerances, so the talented telecommunications engineer dreamed up a way to be of help. “My partner and I found that we were wasting considerable time shopping because we had to read the ingredients list of each and every product carefully. A simple barcode reader makes the whole process quicker and simpler.” Allergeneat’s database contains some 100,000 items at the moment, though every month, around 9,000 new products are added. This makes it the hottest app to own, since competitors contain only a third of these products. “The algorithm we use enables us to process information through three different ﬁlters in 0.1 seconds, which lends the app a close-to 100% success rate. Users do not have the ability to modify data; what’s more,
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you don’t need 3G, 4G or WiFi to use the app.” The app is completely free and can be obtained on Google Play and App Store.
WHICH ALLERGENS NEED TO BE DECLARED BY LAW? European Law deems the following items to be under the duty of obligatory declaration: Z Cereals with gluten, including wheat, rye, oats, barley or varieties and derived products, (except for a small list of items which includes glucose syrups made from wheat, including dextrose). Z Crustaceans and products made with these animals. Z Eggs. Z Fish (except a small list which includes ﬁsh gelatin, used in vitamins or carotenoid solutions). Z Peanuts. Z Soy (except for a small list which includes totally reﬁned soy oil and sesame seed oil). Z Milk and its derivatives (including lactose). Z Nuts (including walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamia, and more. Z Celery and derived products.
Z Mustard and derived products. Z Sesame grains. Z Sulphur dioxide and sulphites in speciﬁc concentrations. Z Lupins (called altramuces in Spain). Z Moluscs.
WHAT IS CAUSING THE RISE IN ALLERGIES? Grab your EpiPen and scan everything… across the globe, allergy rates are rising, with the reasons still a subject of heated debate. Most allergies are caused by a small number of culprits, including nuts, soy, wheat, ﬁsh and shellﬁsh, and eggs. Current theories explaining the phenomenon include: Z THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS: Some scientists argue that our obsession with cleanliness is wreaking havoc on our immune system, causing the body to identify speciﬁc foods as invading germs. Add to this our ever increasing dependency on antibiotics and anti-acid medication (which alters our digestive tract) and we could have a recipe for disaster. Z CLIMATE CHANGE: Rising temperatures are linked to respiratory problems and allergies;
as the spring season grows longer, many of us become victims to the effect of pollen for many more months of the year. Sadly, the debate on the effect of human activities on global warming continues to be a subject of debate. Z GENE EXPRESSION: Studies on changes in gene function in relation to environmental influences are showing how and why allergies and other immune diseases exist. These changes, called ‘epigenetic mutation’ affect adults as well as their children and future generations. It all begins in the womb: for instance, babies with allergic mothers are born with less T cells, which makes them more likely to develop food allergies and atopic dermatitis in their ﬁrst year of life.
ALLERGY TESTING If you suspect your child may be allergic, ask their pediatrician about having an allergy test; many possible allergies can be tested in one session, and you will also be given useful advice about vital lifestyle changes and tech tools that can help minimise the effects of allergies. i www.allergeneat.com
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TAYLOR WIMPEY LAUNCHES FOUR NEW PROMOTIONS British founded promoter, Taylor Wimpey España, is proud to announce that it has launched four new projects: Kiruna Residencial on the Costa Blanca, Acquamarina in Mallorca, Royal Banús in Puerto Banús, and Le Caprice in Benahavís. As noted by Sales and Marketing Director, Marc Pritchard, one of the prime considerations for buyers is location. “We spend considerable time within our strategy on looking for the right land on which to build high quality homes, surrounded by services future residents need.” i www.taylorwimpeyspain.com
BUTTERFLY CHILDREN EVENT GIVES WINGS TO PEOPLE WITH BUTTERFLY SKIN On June 2 and 3, Aloha Golf Club will host the 16th annual Butterfly Children Golf and Gala event, in order to help improve the lives of people with the rare condition known as ‘butterfly skin’. On June 2, passionate golfers can play the Stableford modality at Aloha golf course. Those who wish to take part in this friendly competition can do so by reserving their place at a special price of €80 before May 19 on www.butterflychildrengolf.org after which the price will increase to €85. On June 3, the Butterfly Children Gala will begin at 8pm on the Aloha Golf Club terrace where guests will enjoy a sumptuous meal accompanied by live music from Mr. Maph, Simone Lisa and their band. Throughout the evening there will plenty of opportunities to win prizes donated by many of the prestigious companies that line the Costa del Sol. Those who wish to attend the dinner can reserve at a special price of €60 for bookings made on www.butterflychildrenball.org before May 19, after which the price will increase to €65. g Further information, Tel: 952 816 434.
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NEOLIFE ANTI-AGEING CLINIC OPENS IN MARBELLA NEOLIFE Medical Group (which founded its pioneering anti-ageing clinic in Madrid in 2013) is proud to have opened a new centre in Marbella. Age Management Medicine is what itâ€™s all about at the Clinic. NEOLIFE offers preventive, proactive, predictive, and personalised treatments in an attempt to halt an important cause of disease: ageing. It aims to prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and more. There are specialised programmes targeted at different needs, including regenerative medicine with stem cells, solutions for sleeping, and hormonal issues. i www.neolifeclinic.com
FIRST HAIR TRANSPLANT TECHNICIAN TRAINING ACADEMY IN MARBELLA With the boom of hair transplantation surgery, jobs for technicians in Spain now abound. However, appropriate training is key. Dr. Panno, a renowned hair transplant specialist, is opening a new academy specialising in the field. His avant-garde clinic, which is recognised for its long history in hair transplantation, will be training technicians intensively. The new Dr. Panno Hair Transplant Clinic will be offering its first Technician Course in Hair Transplantation starting on June 1. Backed up by extensive experience and skills and boasting over 17 years of exclusive experience, Dr. Panno has an impressive knowledge base. The course will feature online modules and will also take place in a clinical setting. g Further information, Tel: 952 586 286. email@example.com ESSENTIALMAGAZINE.COM MAY 2018 / 141
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TROCADERO MARBELLA RUGBY CLUB RECEIVES DEFIBRILLATOR The Real Club de Golf Guadalmina and B+Safe have donated a defibrillator to the Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club, to protect players and members of the public who may have heart issues. Founded in 1959, the Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club boasts over 30 years in rugby training. Ignacio Cuvillo, head of the Real Club de Golf de Guadalmina, noted that “The machine offers cutting edge cardio protection, its quality being maintained by telecontrol and tele assistance technology that guarantees the best response in an emergency situation.” i www.b+safe.es
COSTA DEL SOL BEACH POLO CUP AT THE KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHÍA On May 19 and 20, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía will be hosting an exciting polo tournament at Playa Padron, Estepona. Featuring glamour and exciting polo matches, the event will see four international polo teams competing for the first Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup 2018. Matches will be played from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday May 19 and from 12pm to 2pm on Sunday May 20. Entrance is free, and food and drinks can be purchased next to the polo arena and at El Paseo Del Mar, the new restaurant complex at Kempinski Hotel Bahía. There will also be a VIP marquee with ticketed entry, entertainment, fabulous food and Champagne. VIP packages are available for those who wish to join in the full event of Gala Dinner, Polo Chic Lunch and VIP marquee entrance. i www.kempinski.com
LIONS GOLF WORLD CUP & EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 Lions from 17 countries and as far as China came to Spain to celebrate the Lions Golf World Cup & European Championship 2018 which was hosted by the Lions Club and Tourist Board of Mijas. The 72 participants enjoyed perfect sunny conditions and golf on two excellent golf courses: Los Lagos and Los Olivos. The Tamisa Golf Hotel was taken over by the international Lions to guarantee new friendships. One of the targets of the event was to generate donations for the Lions Clubs International fund, to eradicate the measles virus which causes blindness in children and can even lead to death. An impressive €48.549 was raised for the cause. i www.lionsgolf.info
LIVE SURGERY COURSE 2018 AT CIRUMED On May 24 and 25, Cirumed Clinic will be hosting an international live surgery event with a prestigious group of world renowned surgeons. All those taking part are virtual stars in the plastic surgery scene, including Cirumed founder Dr. Alexander Aslani, who will be joined by Drs. Daniel Del Vecchio (New York), Alfredo Hoyos (Bogota), Dr. 'Miami' Michael Salzhauer (Miami), Iván Mañero (Barcelona) and Francisco Gómez-Bravo (Madrid). i The clinic is looking for
candidates, so if you or anyone you know is interested in having composite breast augmentation surgery, contact the clinic on www.cirumed.es
OVER 60S SHINE IN WALKING FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Four Teams of Over 60s from Spain And Gibraltar relived their youth at the recent Walking Football Tournament, a five-a-side Walking Football tournament which took place at the San Pedro Football Stadium. All four teams comprised players over the age of 60 playing football tournaments again in their 60s and 70s. Walking Football Spain fielded two teams, WFS Marbella sponsored by Bodyworks Health Clinic and WFS San Pedro sponsored by Fluent Finance Abroad. Walking Football Gibraltar also brought two teams and so each team played two matches of 30 minutes duration. The oldest player on the pitch for Walking Football Spain was the goalkeeper for WFS Marbella, Ronald Waugh, who is aged 74 and lives in Benalmádena. WFS Marbella won their first match 2-0 and drew their second game 0-0. Terry Taylor, aged 64, scored both goals for Marbella. i Further information, www.walkingfootballspain.com 142 / MAY 2018 ESSENTIALMAGAZINE.COM
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SNOWBIRDING EUROPE: NEW WINTER RENTAL VENTURE ON THE COAST Snowbirding Europe offers beautiful properties in splendid surroundings for short term tenants, or ‘Snowbirds’ – retirees from northern European countries, who want to exchange the cold winter months back home for the warmth of sunny Andalusia and enjoy a hassle-free winter income. Snowbirding Europe is the one-stop shop for those who want to spend a few affordable months away to relax and enjoy their retirement, and for property owners who want consistent, reliable rental income during the off-peak season. i Further Information, www.snowbirdingeurope.com
JUST AD SUGAR LAUNCHES ON THE COAST Just AD Sugar is a full-service agency that designs bespoke marketing plans. From initial brand creation through to establishing an online presence and ongoing marketing, their team of experts creates plans to suit each client’s needs and budget. The original team behind the creation of the La Sala Group marketing have expanded their agency to include award-winning Google experts and a full design team. With an ever-increasing global client base, their campaigns can be seen throughout Europe and America. i www.justadsugar.com
VAN GOGH ALIVE –THE EXPERIENCE IN SEVILLE The exhibition Van Gogh Alive in the Pabellón de la Navegación in Seville has received over 60,000 visitors and such is the demand that the display has been extended by over a month. You now have until June 3 to catch the exhibition, which features van Gogh’s most famed works within a multimedia setting. i www.vangogh.es
SUGAR ROOM FASHION SHOWROOM OPENS ON THE COAST Sugar Room is a brand new fashion showroom featuring clothing by a young group of designers who have been working for over 10 years in the industry. The team may be young but their designs have captured the attention of celebrities in the U.S., including Katy Perry. Feel free to visit to ﬁnd a perfect outﬁt for your next event. Not only will you turn heads but also wear something completely unique. g Avda.
del Mar, Local 8 (next to Buddha Bar), Marbella. Tel: 633 831 677.
UNITED NATIONS MARBELLA SUMMIT 2018 The third annual United Nationalities of Marbella Summit once again attracted emblematic members of Marbella’s community, including the British, Danish, and Belgian consuls, the Tourism Councillor and Foreign Residents' department representatives, the Presidents of LUKS Marbella and Nashdom, Russian associations of Spain, The Belgium Business Community Club of Spain, CIT Marbella, and Costa Women. This year’s event focused on how local businesses can step up and accept their responsibility to residents’ needs. i www.marbellanowtv.com
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SPENCE CLARKE & CO. CHARITY GOLF DAY Spence Clarke & Co’s annual Charity Golf Day will be held this year on Sunday, May 20, at El Paraíso Golf Club in Benavista to raise funds for the Marbella Alzheimer’s Association. The event will comprise a great day’s golf as well as fabulous raffle prizes and auction items, featuring the charismatic Giles Brown as auctioneer. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic Southern Indian themed lunch, whipped up by Paul the Chef. g To support or take part in the event, Tel: 952 834 642.
DM Properties/Knight Frank is proud to announce the publication of the new 2018 edition of Highlights Magazine, showcasing the properties and lifestyle of Marbella and its surroundings. As noted by Pia Arrieta and Diana Morales, “Highlights is a reflection of DM Properties, a wellrespected name in quality Marbella real estate, which blends 40 years of market experience with the global reach and brand recognition of Knight Frank.” In addition to featuring interesting properties, Highlights offers information about the real estate market, lifestyle, and trends. i www.dmproperties.com
TM GROUP PRESENTS RESIDENCIAL MIRADORES DEL SOL
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TM Real Estate Group recently launched its new project, Residencial Miradores del Sol in Estepona. Dignitaries and members of the media gathered to view the show apartment, one of 49 two- and three-bedroom semi-detached homes with ample terraces and beautiful green area, pool, etc. The project has been designed by prestigious Malagueño architects, González and Jacobson. i www.tmgrupoinmobiliario.com
The sports club of the Reserva del Higuerón Resort recently hosted a padel event featuring exhibitions by leading ex-pros of the sport, including Gastón Malacalza, Marcelo Pérez, Fran Iglesias, and Hernan Flores. All players have dominated different eras of the professional circuit since the 1990s, including the Argentinean Circuit (APP) and the Padel Pro Tour (PPT), whose name was changed to the World Padel Tour (WPT) in 2013. i www.reservadelhigueronresort.com
20TH ANNIVERSARY FOR CYR-ABOGADOS.ES CYR Abogados has achieved a landmark recently, having celebrated its 20th anniversary. The ﬁrm provides a wide variety of services including ﬁnca administration, accountancy, company accountancy, setting up of new businesses, helping with buying/selling and more. The company’s goal is to offer clients the very best service, so they can invest their time in business or with family, or simply enjoy life on the Coast. They additionally help people moving to Marbella to buy and register companies, also providing legal advice. i www.cyr-abogados.es
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Beat the bite this summer with a special garden treatment that is completely safe yet efﬁcient. Fog Off pest control services provides your garden with its very own four-week no-fly zone, so you can enjoy your pool and garden area peacefully. Fog Off uses a solution that sticks to the underside of the foliage, creating protection and inhibiting reproduction, thus reducing future population. Not only that – it is 100 per cent biodegradable so leaves no active residues. The company also treats standing water, drains, and downspout areas to clear these of dormant larvae and adult mosquitoes. i www.fogoffspain.com
The ophthalmology department of the Quirónsalud Hospital in Marbella now boasts a brand new retina surgery unit, featuring cutting edge technology and various treatments for retinal pathologies, which affect around 5.3 per cent of people aged over 50 and which are the top cause of blindness in developed countries. The unit offers OCT-angiography, which is the very latest means of diagnosing retinal problems at early stages. i www.quironsalud.es
VITHAS XANIT ALLERGY CONFERENCE The Vithas Xanit International Hospital in Benalmádena recently held a free conference on allergies in children. According to studies, one in every ﬁve children aged 13 to 14 suffers from spring allergies, a condition which can also affect children as young as three. The conference covered issues such as symptoms and treatments, revealing the way climate change has intensiﬁed allergies in the population as a whole. i www.vithas.es
CAPOEIRA NA BEIRA DO MAR EVENT IN MARBELLA The 11th annual Capoeira Na Beira Do Mar (Capoeira on the Beach) took place recently in Marbella. The event, organised by the Escuela de Capoeira de Marbella (founded by Professor Paraﬁna) featured presentations by renowned capoeira whizzes such as Professors Dumbo and Professor Magrela, and brought together capoeira practitioners from other parts of Spain. The get-together included courses (on acrobatics, Brazilian folklore, manufacture of capoeira instruments) and much more. g If you or your kids would like to learn more about this fascinating art,
contact Professor Paraﬁna on Tel: 600 617 627.
ART GAUCÍN OPENS ARTISTS’ STUDIOS TO THE PUBLIC FROM MAY 25 TO JUNE 3 Now well into its second decade, the Art Gaucín Open Studios Weekends event will once again give art lovers the opportunity to visit artists in their studios, learn more about their work and techniques, and see and buy their paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and ceramics. The event will take place over two long weekends: Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27, and Friday June 1 to Sunday June 3. Featuring new work by Art Gaucín’s member artists as well as guest artists, Javier Machimbarrena and Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel. i www.artgaucin.com
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If you have a project and you think you’ve found the right team, you might perhaps want to consider setting up an association. If correctly formed, it should offer a useful decision-making structure and grow into a well run organisation capable of actually achieving its goals. WORDS CRISTINA FALKENBERG
reating an association is quick and easy, managing it correctly does require some time and effort, though. Associations are corporate entities, i.e. a gathering of physical or legal persons, with an aim to achieve a common purpose. Such purpose may be of general interest to society as a whole, or of interest only to its members. The association is a legal entity in itself, and as such will have assets and liabilities, and be subject to paying tax. In contrast with companies, associations are always not-for-proﬁt organisations. They do not issue shares and have no owners, hence they are open to as many members as their rules would allow. The fact they are not-for-proﬁt doesn’t mean they cannot do business. They can, yet any net earnings must be put towards achieving their statutory purpose. As it has no owners, when an association dissolves it enters liquidation, terminating business and paying off any remaining debts. Once done, any remaining assets will not be distributed among its members but will be donated, as foreseen in the statutes, normally to associations with a similar purpose.
As such legal entities, ordinary member’s liabilities are limited to the assets (present and future) the association could have. The one exception is board members. They have an unlimited personal liability for misconduct or negligence when acting in the name of the association, both before third parties and ordinary members. Also board-members of noninscribed associations are personally, jointly and severally liable for the association’s debts.
CREATING AN ASSOCIATION All you need to create an association is three founding members signing a simple document expressing their will to establish the entity, giving it a name, approving the statutes and appointing its provisional representatives. This document is signed by all and dated, followed by copies of the personal identity document of each founding member. Should they be a legal person, they’ll require a certiﬁcate of their board agreement to create an association. Valid proxies for founding members acting via representatives will have to be provided too. The statutes should show the name, address and intended
duration of the association, be it for an indeﬁnite amount of time, up to a speciﬁc date or until a certain objective has been achieved. The board should have power to change address say within a certain area (without having to alter the statutes). You’ll need to specify the main geographical area where the association will be operating; if anywhere in Spain, you should inscribe your association in the National Registry (a €37,75 fee applies); should it be mostly anywhere in Andalusia, you’d be recording it at the Andalusian Registry (free of charge and with ofﬁces in all provinces). The statutes must describe clearly the purpose, objectives and activities of your association. Generic statements are not accepted. Your description will establish the association’s legal capacity, above which it will not be able to act (unless the statutes are altered). You will want set out admission requirements, as well as member’s rights and obligations, penalties, membership suspension and in the last instance, exclusion. Remember, an association is basically a democratic organisation. Although members who are often late with their
fees will be deprived of their right to vote, the clause excluding them from meetings or suppressing their right of voice is null and void. All members participate in the General Assembly, which approves management and accounts and elects the board by simple majority. Agreements to sell assets, remunerate the board members, alter statutes or dissolve the association, all require an absolute majority. Any other decisions may be taken by the board, in charge of executing the assembly’s agreements. Statutes regulate the election of its members, the duration of their mandate, and the rules and procedures governing their meetings, agreements and voting. All associations must keep an updated record of their members, as well as minutes of their general and board meetings. Statutes must lay out how the association is administered and will describe existing initial assets (if any) as well as the planned sources of income. Accounting books include inventory, a balance sheet and a proﬁt and loss account, as well as any other as required by law. Any member may access any of the association’s documents via a request to the board. e
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On 18 April 2018, Hormitech held an event to celebrate the completion of works at the first villa built in Marbella using the Hormitech construction system. More than one hundred architects, real-estate industry professionals and clients interested in purchasing the villa were in attendance. Its inauguration was reflected in the press and they too wanted to take the opportunity to discover the quality of the finishes and benefits of modular concrete-based construction first hand. Live music was played to set the mood for the evening and catering provided to give the event a special taste. The villa is located in the luxurious Guadalmina Alta development, close to Real Club de Golf de Guadalmina, idea for lovers of this sport. Guadalmina is an attractive residential area, surrounded by a lush landscape. The true heart of Guadalmina is its vast golf course, which covers the entire area right down to the beach.
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usic is one of life’s greatest pleasures, with studies showing it has the ability to calm stress, lead us into a particular mood, and exercise a cathartic effect on pent-up feelings. The innovative Barceló Hotel Group has tapped into the human penchant for sound with the brand new Barceló Imagine Hotel, in one of Madrid’s most popular residential areas: Chamartín, as well connected to the city’s transport system as it is to the main tourist sites. ‘Experiential Experimentation’ is what it’s all about; in the lobby, adults with a child’s heart can tap dance away on the reconstruction of the piano ‘floor’ that Tom Hanks played with great panache in hit film, Big. This is only the beginning of an experience that seeks to unite art, music, and comfort.
#MADABOUT MUSIC Barceló Imagine is marketed at holidaymakers and business travellers alike. It celebrates the importance of Madrid to the music industry, highlighting some of
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its best known contributions to a plethora of genres – including pop, flamenco, rock and ‘movida madrileña’ music. This was, after all, the era that gave rise to everyone from pop sensation Alaska, to Oscar winning film director, Pedro Almodóvar. Music abounds throughout the Hotel’s spaces, including the exterior pool, the restaurant (fittingly called Eat & Roll), and the lobby bar, Studio 32 (which pays homage to the nucleus of disco music). The Hotel boasts 146 rooms, all of which are designed around a particular musical theme. We love the rooms with sketches of famous jazz singers, photographs of Grammy awardwinning musicians, or minimalist sketches of musical instruments. Spaces are also jazzed up with framed quotes by musicians such as Herbie Hancock, who famously pronounced, “Jazz is about being in the moment.” Backing the musical vibe is the modern, magical décor with features such as star-shaped lanterns, vertical gardens, fairy
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lights and solid materials such as marble married to painted aged wood, aged-effect wall paint, wood effects, and artistic wallpaper. Materials, fabrics, and décor varies from one wall to another, which makes for quite a feast for the eyes of those who appreciate fine design. Entertainment is the name of the game; those wishing to make the most of a business conference can head to the Sky Lounge in the evening to enjoy musical nights and live DJ-spun music, as well as a plethora of special events. A stay at the Barceló Imagine involves more than entertainment; it is the perfect opportunity to lay back and while away your cares. Busy execs can head for the sauna or enjoy a massage after completing an energetic workout at the state-of-the-art fitness studio.
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EL PASEO DEL MAR
BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO THE KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHÍA The great Audrey Hepburn once noted that people and things alike “have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed,” an idea that very much sums up the recent restyling of what is a veritable icon on the Coast, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía in Estepona. The new look, dreamed up in collaboration with the visionary Zsidai Group (who manage a selection of hotels and dining venues, including Jamie’s Italian Budapest and Jamie’s Italian Vienna), proffers a new appeal for the international traveller. Openness, communication and a fresh dynamism abound in the new spaces. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE KEMPINKSI HOTEL BAHÍA
he lobby design by architects Akos Bara reveals a complete break with the past. The central reception area has been toned an inviting blue, and the reception desk, once at one end of the hall, is now more centrally located. Breezy exotic palms grace the front of the desk while the carpets bear cool blue imagery of world maps, a nod to the joy of travel and discovery. The concierge desk, ensconced beneath a vertiginous dome which invites natural light to percolate through open circular lamps, is graced with a soaring library with aged books that transport the mind to a setting one might find in a J.K. Rowling novel. There are little nooks where you can enjoy a cocktail or chat, even if you aren’t a hotel guest. Take the Moroccan inspired lounge by the new Black Rose The Bar, which turns the lobby into a hub of social interaction, adding a splash of life to what was once an elegant, yet more stately ambience. Black Rose The Bar is one of the three spaces that make up El Paseo Del Mar, which also comprises two new dining venues: the poolside Baltazár
Bar & Grill, and Spiler Beach Club on the seafront, tempting diners with woodfired artisan pizza, Argentinean grilled steaks, salads and burgers – perfect after a day out on the beach. We recently sampled the food at Baltazár Bar & Grill, whose design exudes modernity, charm, and a cosy family feel. Warm wooden furniture is married to emerald hued columns, while rows of ceiling lamps are livened up with designer lighting features for an eclectic, upbeat look. There is a sizeable open kitchen where the Chefs vibrantly chop and sautée away and the furniture is comfortable, with leather booths and wooden tables and chairs forming an exotic haven that overlooks the aquamarine pool and the sea. At the entrance to the restaurant is a wall installation of an elephant with wings, which seemingly guards over an impressive bodega with select wines from all over the world. Baltazár Bar & Grill is, as its name would suggest, a brasserie. An ideal setting for a hearty dinner with family, business associates, or friends, it serves a wide array of international
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dishes, including burgers, salads, steaks, and fish and seafood. My dining companions and I shared various starters, including a roasted pumpkin salad with goats cheese, lentils, and toasted seeds, creamy burrata with heirloom tomatoes, crispy capers and rocket, and a hearty tiger prawn pil pil with garlic and chili – classics that definitely hit the spot. Another starter saw Chef, Santiago Guerrero, take a tried-and-tested Peruvian favourite (ceviche) and add his personal touch, with a dish comprising sliced fillets of seabass served with avocado, lime, and spring onion. We accompanied the fish with a refreshing Finca La Colina Sauvignon Blanc, elegant yet expressive on the palate with a delightful fruitiness. The hotel also offers an impressive range of refreshing cocktails. Baltazár Bar & Grill boasts its own Josper Grill and Tandoor oven and, as a lover of traditional Indian cooking methods, I couldn’t resist the seabass, cooked Tandoor style for just four minutes. One dining companion chose the aged ribeye steak, also cooked in the Tandoor, which despite being a
completely smoke-free way of cooking bears a texture and flavour similar to that produced by a grill. Others at our table chose a variety of burgers, including the Baltazár Burger, a towering feast layered with aged cheddar and crispy pancetta. One companion with a big appetite went for the surf & turf, featuring a 250gr Galician beef fillet and half a grilled lobster – a real treat that couldn’t be more fitting when dining with a view to the Mediterranean. A meal at a beautiful brasserie such as this wouldn’t be the same without a traditional dessert, so we enjoyed three: a piping hot chocolate volcano, cheesecake, and of course, a lemon meringue pie, all of which were sinful yet necessary. El Paseo del Mar is already rearing up to be an ‘it’ social site in the spring/ summer season, with its swish new bar and dining venues. Baltazár was definitely an inviting, comfy venue with a wide range of dishes that hit the spot. We look forward to our upcoming experience at Spiler Beachclub, listening to the waves crash while we enjoy fresh bounties from the sea.
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Zozoï, a perennial Marbella favourite, has just been revamped – with new décor and an exciting menu – offering the best of timeless classics alongside new inspiration. WORDS MICHEL CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHY KEVIN HORN
ozoï is a true landmark in Marbella’s Old Town, and a restaurant this well-established and popular doesn’t have to change much to keep a loyal following, but when you’re passionate about your business that’s what you do all the same. So expect the same ingredients that made this a classic favourite in the ﬁrst place – service, ambience and consistently great food – but with a fresh new twist. One of the unique features of Zozoï is that it is a restaurant with three distinct dining areas: the front terrace, which makes you feel very much part of the Old Town ambience, the cosy inside dining room, and the patio. The terrace is very popular in summer, dining indoors is just the thing in winter – with the new Art Deco inspired surrounds adding a stylish touch – and the patio is a private oasis in the heart of Marbella. Warm and comfortable in winter, while cool and stylish in summer, it retains the unique spirit of Zozoï with a contemporary design that mixes urban and rustic elements to great effect. The menu, too, has been reinvigorated, still building on FrenchBelgian classic cuisine complemented by Italian and Asian dishes to offer the kind of options people want. Though certainly capable of it, Chef Maxime
Lenoir believes Zozoï is not the place for experimental Nouvelle Cuisine, but rather a restaurant where quality and creativity come together. “What our customers want, above all, is to enjoy delicious food in a comfortable, stylish and also sociable environment, so we’re free of pretentiousness focusing instead on offering the ﬁnest, freshest ingredients, Cordon Bleu cooking skills, originality and service.”
MODERN INSPIRATION BUILT ON CLASSIC SKILLS This approach shows in the classic yet innovative menu, the beautiful presentation and the taste sensations waiting to be experienced. Many of the starters are generous, so they’re also perfectly suited for those looking for a light meal, and there is also an exciting cocktail menu with some delightfully tempting creations you don’t come across elsewhere. The main menu reflects the same sense of creativity, and this is matched by the wine list, which features above all a selection of Spanish and French options. On a fresh April evening we chose a bottle of Château du Cauze Saint-Émilion Grand Cru to enjoy with a selection of beautifully presented and prepared starter dishes. These consisted of fresh, delicious beef carpaccio, delicately textured and
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flavoursome scallops with a beurre blanc sauce, crying tiger salad – so called because it is a tad spicy – and a duck foie gras served with a warm brioche and kumquat chutney that similarly exceeds ones expectations. A real experience was the spring roll ﬁlled with chopped cabbage, onions, soya beans, pork, lime, palm sugar and citronelle. You take this savoury delicacy, add some mint leaves, pour a little sauce in and wrap it in a fresh lettuce leaf, then eat it with your hands, not knife and fork – delicious. Maxime bases his cuisine on a combination of skills, creativity and fresh, ﬁne quality ingredients. The chutney served with the foie gras is therefore seasonal, so you can expect freshness in everything from the meat and the vegetables to the salads and the ﬁsh. A ﬁne example of this was the bread-cooked sea bream with vegetables and a soft beurre blanc sauce – a simple dish where the mastery of cooking and the quality of the ingredients are particularly evident. The same is true of the Galician beef entrecôte served with Belgian fries, the red organic chicken curry and the wild black cod, which was one of the suggestions of the day. Another main course option is pizza, of which Zozoï has a special menu. Initially we thought them specially
aimed at children, but these are grownup pizzas, prepared to perfection by actual Italians. Besides the more familiar versions one can also choose more adventurous pizzas like triplechilli or the Alaska, whose mozzarella, king crab, garlic and parsley topping we tried and thoroughly approved of. The main part of the evening was chaperoned by a bottle of Luzón Crianza 2013, a 12-month selection from Jumilla that added an earthier note to the proceedings. Working from the age of 15, Chef Maxime Lenoir came to Spain to teach French cooking at the Cordon Bleu institute in Madrid, but after a year the need to stand in a busy kitchen and be creative won out, and he found his way to Marbella, where he has helped make Zozoï special. This applies not just to the savoury dishes, but equally to a range of desserts that in our case included a creamy smooth cheesecake, a perfectly unctuous chocolate fondant and a pop-corn Popup on salted caramel ice cream. If you want a romantic dinner or a lively family evening, and you enjoy good quality innovative cooking in a stylish but also welcoming environment with great service, where you are looked after by Maxime, Céline and the Zozoï team, then don’t miss out on this newly revamped Marbella classic.
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FLAVOURS OF SPAIN at La Reserva Club de Sotogrande
L’Olive Restaurant at La Reserva Club de Sotogrande recently held the Sabores de España (Flavours of Spain) event, featuring culinary creations by four chefs from Burgos, Sevilla, and Cádiz. The event comprised a welcome cocktail followed by live music and a tasting of delicious food containing ingredients from each region. L’Olive is famed for its constantly changing menu, which offers ﬁne Andalusian and European cuisine and a plethora of seasonal specialties. i www.lareservaclubsotogrande.com
TWO CHIVITE WINES
Deemed Best Rosés
The jury of the Spanish Association of Journalists and Wine Writers recently stated that the wines Chivite Coleccion Rosado and Chivite Las Fincas Rosado are the best wines in Spain in the Rosé category. Chivite Colección Rosado boasts an intense aroma, and a fruity flavour with toasty, smoky touches. Chivite Las Fincas Rosado, meanwhile, is fruity and floral all at once, boasting a wonderful equilibrium which has been described as ‘lively’ and ‘present’. i www.grupochivite.com
CHARITY DINING at the Villa Padierna Palace
Two restaurants at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel (La Loggia and Club de Mar) will be offering diners special menus costing only €25, with €1 from every menu sold going to charity Ayuda en Acción’s poverty eradication project. The menus, designed by talented Chef Cristobal Gómez, will only be offered until May 6 so don’t wait too long to book your table. i www.villapadierna.es
KALEIDO AND COAST Opens in Puerto Marina
Kaleido, an iconic nightclub ﬁrst launched in the early 1990s by Antonio Banderas, has been extensively refurbished, with different moods now running throughout the venue. The club will serve tapas and drinks all day, with the brand new bar offering a wide array of spectacular cocktails. An interesting addition to the venue is Coast, a stylish and contemporary restaurant offering modern international cuisine in fashionable surroundings. The menu includes Japanese favourites such as sushi and black cod, Mediterranean mezze, Spanish dishes, a little Italian, American, and English too. Gluten-free diners and kids are also catered for. i www.metrogrupo.com 172 / MAY 2018 ESSENTIALMAGAZINE.COM
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AND THE ART OF MINDFUL COOKING Juan José Carmona had a big run ahead of him when he took the baton from Diego del Río at El Lago Restaurant in Elviria. When the restaurant received its ﬁrst Michelin star in 2000, it was the ﬁrst in Marbella to have done so since the 1980s, thanks to the hard work of del Río, El Lago’s Director, Paco García, and the rest of the committed team. Over the past decade or so, the restaurant has become known for slow, zero-kilometre food that celebrates the unique produce and meat in the different rural areas that make up the province of Málaga. WORDS MARISA CUTILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY KEVIN HORN
hen del Río set off to pursue new dreams, he did so calmly, testimony to his excellent relationship with the management. The restaurant’s choice to replace him was logical and visionary at once, Juan José Carmona, a young chef who had honed his craft under Spain’s best: Dani García at Tragabuches in Ronda, and later Andoni Aduriz at Mugaritz in Gipuzkoa – a restaurant that has made it to the Top 10 of Restaurant Magazine’s famous list consistently since 2006. Says Carmona, “It was actually Dani García who spoke to Jesús Camarero (of La Cónsula), an intermediary who made my stay at Mugaritz possible.” After a six-month stint at Mugaritz, Juan José returned to Tragabuches, but soon after, Mugaritz’ Head Chef recommended him to ﬁll a post at the prestigious Guggenheim Museum’s Michelin-starred Nerua restaurant. “I was fortunate enough to work with Josean Alija. My experiences at Mugaritz and Nerua taught me how to work methodically and in a coordinated manner.” After this enviable experience, Juan José honed his craft at the Marbella Club and
Puente Romano Hotels, where, he says, “I learned the methodology of high-volume luxury hotels.” In 2006, Juan José founded his family restaurant: Girol, one of Fuengirola’s ﬁnest. Sadly, the demise of his mother, the bond that held all crucial components of the restaurant together, led the Chef to pursue new paths and today, he is proudly retaining El Lago’s highly coveted Michelin star. Here, he is free to dream up new recipes which hark back to Andalusian tradition. He is a chef who doesn’t like resting on his laurels; change is key but also the natural result of his musings and experimentation in the ktichen. Chefs are an interesting lot; most are a little nervous and pressed for time. Their job demands a delicate balance of different skills, including budgeting, sourcing ingredients, and of course, heading a busy kitchen. Juan José is different; he exudes an enviable calm and a clear mindfulness. Somehow, he is fully attentive to the present moment, not worrying about all the things he has yet to do. He is generous with his time,
despite the long hours ahead, and tranquil in demeanour. As soon as he brings out his latest menu, however, it is clear that his is a gifted mind, quick to envision new combinations but patient and careful in his technique. The prominence of vegetables in his cuisine is evident in creations such as the vegetable ceviche (featuring ecological produce and a citric sauce comprising lime, ginger, cilantro and avocado) or the pistachio and almond soup with a vegetable emulsion. Fish and meat dishes also shine, in the form of delights such as the salmonete ﬁllets with roast celeriac and salmonete liver paté, or the carrillada de presa iberíca with ham noodles. Juan José is equally passionate about desserts, whipping up treats like a creamy mango and white chocolate confection, as heavenly as it is refreshing. Juan José is a chef whose menus very much reflect the bounties of the season and his passion for local produce. “Our ﬁsh and seafood are sourced from the Alborán sea and the pork and beef from Cádiz,” he says. El Lago is also known for its baby goat from Ronda, or the Payoyo cheese
from the Grazalema mountain range. Diners can sample delights of this calibre in one of two tasting menus: The Gourmet or The Classic (the former boasts a slightly greater number of dishes). Everything at El Lago is made from scratch, including the bread. Since Juan José’s arrival, diners enjoy a lovely olive oil testing experience, tucking into different varieties, one of which (called 2000) hails from a ﬁnca that Paco García’s family used to own. In addition to cooking, Juan José keeps busy with his young family (he is a father of three). He loves cycling – a sport that helps keep him mentally and physically ﬁt – qualities which are vital for a busy chef. As our interview comes to a close, he surprises me one more time by telling me that at home, he is also the cook. “Many of the dishes I prepare at El Lago were invented at home for my family,” he smiles, content ‘in the here and now’ from the ﬁrst to the last seconds of this memorable interview. g Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. La Cumbres s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 832 371. www.restauranteellago.com
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b THE GOURMET wine Unsurprisingly, much has been written about Rías Baixas for, according to the latest ofﬁcial ﬁgures, in 2017 exports alone amounted to just under 8 million bottles – with this representing just 27% of annual sales.
TERRAS GAUDA WORDS CARLOS READ PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF TERRAS GAUDA
and the Glories of O Rosal
hings have therefore moved apace in the last 40 or so years, for historically this is an area replete with a veritable myriad of individual growers (even today there are still some 5,330 ofﬁcially registered) who though making wine primarily for their own consumption, often sold a proportion to friends, family and acquaintances – such that until the mid-1980s, it was still the norm to drink unlabelled bottles
of Albariño even in the best Galician restaurants and such was its popularity that, when ordering more, the subsequent bottles were clearly of quite different provenance. Ofﬁcial regulation only started in 1980 with the creation of a Denominación Especíﬁca Albariño at a time when the production heartland was the Salnés Valley, north and north west of Pontevedra and where even today only Albariño is grown. This
This white variety is often confused with Albariño as their leaves are very similar (though the radial nerve centres of the former are red) and both produce small bunches of thick-skinned grapes with a high proportion of pips. Both varieties are low yield but Caíño Blanco, though less compact in its bunches, has a thicker skin and larger pips so takes longer to ripen – thus yielding even less juice – is particularly susceptible
was replaced, however, in 1988 by the Rías Baixas DO which recognised a further four sub-zones where other varieties were also present. One of these, and arguably the most interesting, is O Rosal, immediately south of Vigo and running for some distance from the Atlantic coast along the north bank of the Miño river towards Tui; although this area is relatively small within the general framework of the
to mildew, and produces denser less aromatic wines of excellent mouth-feel, more pronounced acidity and minerality. Grown also in northern Portugal, in Vinho Verde country, where it’s sometimes known as Alvarinhão; in 2008 Spain – between O Rosal and Monterrei – boasted just 58 hectares and Portugal just seven.
DO (there are currently 13 wineries – out of the DO’s 184 – together with 225 growers, farming 547 hectares). It is not only warmer here but the soil is quite different: alluvial and predominantly consisting of schist/ decomposed slate as opposed to the hallmark granite of the Salnés Valley); but of equal importance is the fact that a clutch of other grape varieties are grown here, most notably Caíño Blanco and Loureiro.
Also known as Loureira, (laurel), this white variety, also found in Vinho Verde country, is light-skinned and produces wines of low acidity and alcohol, little substance, but exuberant, springy floral characteristics and pronounced notes of orange and acacia blossom. It is therefore of little use on its own – like Torrontés it’s also prone to premature oxidation – but, utilised in blends, adds irresistible zest, energy, and tang.
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Tellingly, given therefore the quite distinct nature of this sub region’s wines, some believe that the true ‘grandfather’ of Albariño was Santiago Ruiz. Now sadly dead for some years – his family were already locally renowned back in the 1860s – their wines “recomendados por los médicos para enfermos y convalecientes” (“recommended for the ill”) – and it was only on retirement, in his seventies, after selling agricultural machinery and on the other marine insurance policies – that he got round to building a modern winery, equipped with innovative (for the time) stainless steel, inaugurated around 1984 in order to make public the individuality of the region. Here, speciﬁcally in San Miguel de Tabagón, he launched a quite delicious and very subtle minerally imbued floral white made primarily from Albariño but incorporating all four of the other typical local varieties. The majority Albariño, with small proportions of Loureiro, Treixadura and Caíño Blanco, with its most charming and utterly distinctive label (a hand drawn map from 1965 with directions for his eldest daughter Isabel´s wedding). It is still made under the supervision of his youngest daughter Rosa – albeit at their newer winery in neighbouring Tomiño and under the auspices of Bodegas Lan of Rioja. It is hard to track down (always, for some reason, available in the Duty Free shop at Bilbao airport!) and is now, very recently, complemented by a pure old-vine 100% Albariño from the family’s oldest vineyards, appropriately enough labelled as Rosa Ruiz Albariño.
TERRAS GAUDA This, meantime, is the real dynamo of O Rosal and the brainchild of saxophone-playing José María Fonseca: a high powered economist born in O(u)rense specialising in viticulture, who launched this project given his ‘alma de bodeguero’ and who simply says that, “I wanted to recover ever-disappearing native grape varieties that were slipping away and make Albariño that would be consistently good rather than as in the past being excellent in some vintages, bad in others, and with nobody really being able to explain why.” Appointed Section Head of INEM (la Formación Profesional del Instituto Nacional de Emprego) Pontevedra in 1980, until 1985 a major part of his brief was to impart technical, viticultural and oenological advice and very
speciﬁc courses and seminars to the many growers who would ultimately form part of the Rías Baixas DO – a fundamental part of which involved the planting of many new vineyards. Continuously enthused and enthusing, this led him, in 1989, discarding his ofﬁcial mantle, to step out into private enterprise and together with a number of active local growers who already controlled some 60 hectares of vineyards, spearhead the launch of a new collaborative enterprise that released some 30,000 bottles of its ﬁrst two wines in 1990. Today, with the original growers still representing and owning around 30% of Terras Gauda, approximately 160 hectares are now farmed, accounting for some 41 different parcels planted on varying soils (mainly schist and clay), with diverse orientations and at heights of between 50 and 150 metres above sea level in a gently undulating landscape flanked by pine and eucalyptus forests whose inhabitants include signiﬁcant numbers of wild horses. Small and long-haired, these charming animals are very fond of grapes and pay frequent, random visits to the vineyards when they are hungry. Specialised technical help was and is still continuously sought from and provided by the most impressive Misión Biológica de Galicia (MBG) – the leading light of which is Carmen Martínez – who not only helped in the clonal selection of the enterprise’s deﬁnitive Albariño, but isolated the best of their naturally occurring four wild yeasts and patented it as far back as 2008. Winemaker Emilio Rodríguez Canas, who entered the picture in 1999, has also played a major part in vineyard management and the honing and deﬁning of their styles ever since. Terras Gauda sell their wines in no fewer than 58 export markets – primarily in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Germany and Holland – though this represents just 21% of their sales. Domestically/nationally they are a household name, not least because, in addition to their most accomplished O Rosal whites, over the years, they have gradually and wisely extended their tentacles to include a clutch of other impeccably managed estates producing high quality individualistic red wines from well beyond their home territory: in El Bierzo, Ribera del Duero and – just clinched – Rioja. e
PIEDRA DEL MAR/TRISQUEL 2017 (12.5%)
The winery’s rarely seen entry-level style – made purely for a very few nearest and dearest distributors – is a pure Albariño grown at minimal height, from quick maturing vineyards. Semi golden in hue with attractive green flashes, this is surprisingly full flavoured with opulent mouth feel and predominantly citrus and lime notes. Ripe yet refreshing, and ever so long. Production. 44,000 bottles
ABADÍA DE SAN CAMPIO 2017 (12.5%)
Also pure Albariño, but from higher, slow ripening vineyards this is paler in hue. Lighter in body also, but with a wonderfully tingly character brimming with citrusy zest. Ever so simple but resoundingly refreshing with fantastic energy and mineral zip. Production 330,000 bottles
TERRAS GAUDA 2017 (12.5%)
70% Albariño, 20% Caíño Blanco and 10% Loureiro This – the winery’s standard bearer – is a major step up and serious food wine that tends to improve for at least two or three years after release. Big, tangy, solid, rounded and substantial, there are many cleverly integrated things going on here – primarily understated and fused elements of citrus fruits, peach, pineapple, orange blossom, white flowers, baked apple, mint, minerals, a suggestion of mountain herbs and a trace of fresh pine. Crisp, with great structure, and pronounced acidity that augurs well for short-term cellaring. Production 1.1 million bottles
LA MAR 2015 (12.5%)
100% Caíño Blanco bottled in June 2016 Yellow-tinged gold, this is serious and awesome with a core flavour of sour tingly grapefruit and understated bitter-sweet pineapple, honey and a little citrus too, with accompanying hints of petrol and resin. Improves spectacularly with aeration, it is made primarily from 12 hectares planted by Emilio 15 years ago on sparse soils that yield around 4,000 kilos per hectare. First vintage 2009; as Emilio gradually replaces the winery’s Loureiro with more Caíño Blanco, there will hopefully be more of this in the future and its relative proportion in the Terras Gauda blend (above) will also increase. Production 16,000 bottles
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la Marina 2, Marbella. Tel: 952 900 968
THE ORGANIC CAFÉ
Open from 9am Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 11am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 818 861
ORIGEN Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Gregorio Marañón s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 900 968
Open daily from 9am to 10pm. Esquina C/ Martínez Catena and Paseo Marítimo Fuengirola. Tel: 951 255 563
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. C/ Ramón Areces, esq. Marina Banús, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 908 024
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. C/ Virgen del Pilar, 6, Marbella. Tel: 952 779 297
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Plaza de Los Naranjos, Puerto Sotogrande. Tel: 956 790 212
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
HARD ROCK CAFÉ
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
BUENOS AIRES SOUTH 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
HACIENDA PATAGONICA Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ de la Acera de
ALBERT & SIMON
Open daily from 12pm to midnight. Ctra. De Ronda, km 45, C.C. Monte Halcones, Local 9-10, Benahavís. Tel: 951 275 109
Open Monday to Saturday from 1pm to 11pm. C/ Calderón Estébanez 19, Marbella. Tel: 952 774 578
Open daily for lunch and dinner. El Corte Inglés, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990
Open daily from 1pm to 8pm except Mondays. C/ Velázquez 1, Marbella. Tel: 630 441 834
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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
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the Puente Romano Hotel on the Golden Mile. Tel: 952 820 900
RED PEPPER Open daily for both lunch and dinner. Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 812 148
Open daily for both lunch and dinner. Pueblo Viejo Cancelada. Between San Pedro & Estepona. Tel: 952 886 307
Open daily for lunch and dinner. At the Gran Meliá Don Pepe, Avda. José Meliá s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 300
EL CARNICERO 2
Open every day for lunch and dinner. Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 176, Marbella. Tel: 952 867 599
Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Odeon, Locales 9-10, C/ Las Yedras, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 003 434
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
EL GAUCHO DE BANÚS
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Avda. Duque de Ahumada, Paseo Marítimo, Marbella. Tel: 952 008 822
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Muelle Benabola 9-11, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 812 167
Open daily for lunch and dinner except Tuesday. C.C. El Zoco, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas Costa. Tel: 607 680 999
EL GAUCHO Open daily for dinner from 7.30pm. Galerías Paniagua. Sotogrande. Tel: 956 795 528
EL RANCHO DEL PUERTO
Open for lunch and dinner every day. Muelle Benabola 4, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 816 252
Open daily from 1pm to 11pm. Paseo Marítimo Rey de España 4, Local 2-4, Fuengirola. Tel: 951 903 807
Open from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm daily. At Reserva del Higuerón. Avda. del Higuerón 48, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 661 174
GRILL DEL PUERTO
Open for lunch and dinner every day. Muelle Ribera 47H, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 811 686
Open every night except Tuesday for dinner. CN340, km 194, next to Camping Cabopino, Marbella. Tel: 951 310 004
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Puerto Cabopino. Tel: 952 836 886 Open daily except Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and 6:30pm to 11pm. C/ Moncayo 23, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 665 502
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
OLD TOWN GRILL
Open Monday to Saturday for dinner and Sunday for lunch. C/ San Lázaro, 3, Pza. Victoria, Marbella. Tel: 952 867 306
Open daily for dinner. 57, Duquesa de Arcos (Sabinillas seafront). Tel: 952 897 358
Open for dinner from Monday to Saturday from 8.00pm. Calle del Pilar 3, Benahavís. Tel: 952 856 026
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
Open daily for both lunch and dinner. Casa No.7, P. Banús. Tel: 952 812 090
Open for events only. C/ Rota 9, Mijas Costa, La Cala de Mijas. Tel: 952 587 539
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
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Ctra. Cádiz, exit Las Chapas. Tel: 952 831 922
Open daily for dinner. CN 340, km. 166, Estepona. Tel: 952 888 353
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BABOO LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT 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
BAHIA BEACH Open daily for lunch and dinner. CN340, km 146.5, Casares. Tel: 951 704 884
BARBQ ARTESANAL BURGERS Open every day for lunch and dinner. C/ Jacinto Benavente 5, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 656
BECKITTS Open Monday to Sunday for dinner. C/ Camilo José Cela 4, Marbella. Tel: 952 868 898
Tel: 951 339 309
Avda. Las Cumbres s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 832 371
Open every day from 6pm except Sundays. C/ Ancha, 8, Marbella. Tel: 952 900 450
EL OCEANO BEACH HOTEL & RESTAURANT
CELIMA Open every day for lunch and dinner. Hotel Hermitage, Ctra. de Casares, Casares. Tel: 952 895 639.
CERRADO DEL ÁGUILA
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
Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Urb. Cerrado del Águila, Camino del Acevedo, s/n, Mijas Costa. Tel: 951 773 521
CLARO! RESTAURANT & BEACH CLUB
Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner. C/ El Pilar s/n, Benahavís. Tel: 681 294 442
Open every day from 10am to 11pm. C.C. Laguna Village, Estepona. Tel: 952 800 873
At the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900
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
Open every day for lunch and dinner. Ctra. de Algar, km. 3, Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz. Tel: 956 704 131
Open daily for dinner. Hotel Los Monteros, Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 187. Tel: 952 771 700
CAFÉ DE RONDA
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 lunch and dinner. Muelle de Honor, Puerto Banús. Tel: 951 778 797
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
Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, local 24-25, Estepona. Tel: 951 217 871
Open Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. C.C. Azalea, Edif. A, CN340, km 173, Nueva Andalucía.
EL GRAN GASTBY EL JARDÍN DE LUTZ Open every night for dinner from 7:30pm. At Hotel Finca Cortesin, Casares. Tel: 952 937 800
EL JINETE Open daily for dinner except for Friday. Ctra. La Cala Golf, km 45, La Cala de Mijas. Tel: 952 119 170
Open daily for lunch and dinner. CN 340, km 199, Marbella. 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 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
FINCA BESAYA Open daily for lunch and dinner. Urb. Rio Verde Alto, s/n. Tel: 952 861 382
FINCA EL FORJADOR Open daily for lunch from 1-4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Ctra. de Casares, km. 10. Tel: 952 895 120
FONDA RESTAURANTE EL POSTILLÓN Open Tuesday to Sunday from 7:30pm to 11pm. Ctra. de Mijas, km. 1, A-387, Alhaurín El Grande. Tel: 951 254 520
Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner. Urb. Elviria Hills.
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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 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
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
KAVA Open nightly for dinner. Plaza de Los Naranjos, Old Town, Marbella. Tel: 952 824 108
Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner from 7pm. Closed Monday. Local 1A. Puerto de Cabopino. Tel: 952 837 483
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
HILLS CAFE Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Closed on Monday. 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 Open every day for lunch. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 822 211
IL MARE Open every evening for dinner. Playa del Rodeo, Marbella. Tel: 951 319 372
JOFFREY’S Open everyday evening for dinner from 5.30 pm.
Tel: 956 615 998
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 VERANDA LOBBY BAR Open every day for lunch and dinner. At the Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona. CN 340, km 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 809 500
Open everyday lunch and dinner. Golf Hotel Guadalmina, Marbella. Tel: 952 882 211
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
LA TERRAZA Open daily for dinner. La Cala Resort, La Cala de Mijas, Mijas. Tel: 952 669 000
LA TIENDA Open nightly for dinner except Mondays. C/ La Tienda 1, Urb. La Virginia, Marbella. Tel: 626 273 882
LA PLAGE DE CASANIS
Open for dinner Thursday to Monday from 7pm. Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona. CN 340, km. 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 809 500
Open Monday to Wednesday 10am – 7.30pm and Thursday to Sunday 10am –10pm. Urb. Coto Chico 4D, Marbella. Tel: 952 837 862
LA CANTINA DEL GOLF
Open for breakfast and lunch until 8pm. Closed Sunday. Flamingo Golf Club, Cancelada, Benahavís. Tel: 951 318 815
Open nightly for dinner. Plaza Santo Cristo 6, Marbella. Tel: 952 901 040
Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner. Hotel Villa Padierna, Urb: Flamingos s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 889 150
Open nightly for dinner except Sunday. C/ Cruz 5, Plaza Puente de Ronda. Old Town Marbella. Tel: 952 775 412
LA GRANADA DIVINO Open daily for lunch and dinner except Tuesday. C/ de las Piedras, Gaucín. Tel: 951 709 075
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, Torre-guadiaro, Cádiz.
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. Tel: 952 762 000
LOS BANDIDOS Open every night for dinner. Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 815 915
LOS NARANJOS RESTAURANT Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Urb. Los Naranjos de Marbella. Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 816 105
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MACAAO BEACH Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Jose Echegaray, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 113 618
Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe 30, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 760
Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. C/ Calderón de la Barca, s/n. Tel: 952 929 578
Open nightly for dinner. At the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 951 607 018
Open daily for breakfast and dinner. At the Hotel Amàre Marbella. Avda. Severo Ochoa 8, Marbella. Tel: 800 843 493
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. C.C. Benavista, Estepona. Tel: 952 928 576
Open for lunch and dinner every day except for Sunday. Bulevar de San Pedro, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 951 702 168
Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Marbella Club Hotel. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n. Tel: 952 822 211
MESSINA Open for dinner Monday to Saturday. Avda. Severo Ochoa, 12, Marbella. Tel: 952 864 895
OCHO Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. C/ Moncayo 12, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 460 232 / 648 502 822
Open daily for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 199. Urb. Riviera Golf. Tel: 952 931 941
Open for lunch and dinner every day. C.C. La Colonia, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 781 583
PUENTE ROMANO BEACH CLUB
Open from Monday to Saturday for dinner from 8pm ‘til late. Monte Paraíso Golf, Marbella. Tel: 951 217 272
Open daily for lunch. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900
Open daily from 11am to 7pm. C.C. Laguna Village, Local R3, Estepona. Tel: 952 800 015
MOMO MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE Open nightly for dinner, except Sunday. Avda. Bulevar
del Higuerón, Málaga. Tel: 951 385 622
Open every day for lunch and dinner except Sunday. C/ Granada, 44, Málaga. Tel: 952 227 486
Dinner and afterwards dance to music by resident DJ. Thursday to Saturday. Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900
SAVOR 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
MIRAFLORES GOLF RESTAURANT
Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm to midnight. C/ Tetuán 7, Marbella. Tel: 952 771 560
Tel: 952 441 414
PUROBEACH RESTAURANTE ROYAL Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the Hotel Torrequebrada, Benalmádena Costa.
SEA GRILL At the Puente Romano Beach Club. Open daily for lunch and dinner. CN340, km 187, Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900
SHANTI-SOM – AMRITA 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
TANINO Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. CN 340, km 168, Benamara, Estepona. Tel: 952 883 259
TANINO SAN PEDRO Open daily from 12pm onwards for lunch and dinner. Avda. del Mediterráneo, Blq. 3, Local 6, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 604 848
TERRA SANA 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
THE ENGLISH GARDEN
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 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
SOLEO MARBELLA BEACH CLUB RESTAURANT Open daily from 11am to 8pm. Avda. Duque de Ahumada s/n, Marbella. Tel: 951 562 887
THE MEETING ROOM
Open 9am to 11pm every day except Sundays. Avda. Ricardo Soriano 1, Local 1 (Edif. Portillo), Marbella. Tel: 952 772 577
Open nightly for dinner except Sundays. Urb. Reserva
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Open every evening from 6:30 pm-11 pm. Plaza General Chinchilla 1, Plaza de los Naranjos, Marbella. Tel: 952 924 613.
THE PLAYWRIGHT Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Manzana, Locales 8-11, Pueblo Los Arcos, Elviria. Tel: 952 830 868
TIKITANO 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
TROCADERO BEACH Open daily for lunch and dinner. Playa de la Carolina, Marbella. Tel: 610 704 144
Truffles is open daily from 6:30pm to 10:30pm nightly. The kitchen is open daily from 12pm ‘til late. C.C. Pinares de Elviria, Local 18, Marbella. Tel: 951 569 173
VENTA GARCÍA Open daily for lunch and dinner every day except Monday. Ctra. de Casares km 7, Casares. Tel: 952 894 191
VILLA PADIERNA CLUB DE MAR Open daily for lunch from 1pm to 6pm. CN 340, km 166, Marbella. Tel: 647 791 515
ZEST Open Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and for cocktail
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ZOZOI Open Wednesday to Monday for dinner. Closed Tuesday. Plaza Altamirano 1, Marbella. Tel: 952 858 868
italian AL DENTE
Open every night for dinner. Urb. Doña Lola, Local 21-22, Calahonda, Mijas Costa. Tel: 952 934 667
LOMBARDO’S Open daily from 7pm. Galerías Paniagua, Sotogrande, Cádiz. Tel: 956 795 924
MADE IN SARDINIA Open every night for dinner. C.C. Cristamar, Avda. Julio Iglesias, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 906 608
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
Open every day for dinner. Closed on Mondays. Urb. Jardines del Puerto, local 12, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 906 181
METRO Open every day for lunch and dinner. Puerto Marina, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 446 460
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Centro Com. Guadalmina Alta, Guadalmina 4, local 2, lower floor, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel: 952 896 508
AMORE E FANTASÍA
Open every day for lunch and dinner from 7pm onwards. Muelle Benabola, Casa 5A, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 813 464
Open daily for lunch and dinner. At the Caleta Hotel. Catalan Bay, Gibraltar. Tel: +350 200 76501
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8-11pm. The San Roque Club, Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 127, San Roque, Cádiz. Tel: 956 613 030
ARETUSA Open daily for dinner. Front line P. Banús. Tel: 952 812 898
Open every day except Sunday for lunch and dinner. At El Corte Inglés Food Hall, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990
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
RISTORANTE SAN MARTINO
Open every evening for dinner. C/ Ortiz de Molinillo 14, Marbella. Tel: 951 712 227
Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Pinares de Elviria s/n, Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 952 832 702
ROSMARINO DELLA PIAZZA
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe 11, Marbella. Tel: 952 900 380
Open every day from 12pm ‘til midnight for lunch and dinner. C.C. Pinogolf de Don Carlos 34, Elviria. Tel: 952 850 148
O MAMMA MIA
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 Marítimo, Marbella. Tel: 952 903 318/19. Da Bruno Mijas Costa: Ctra. de Mijas, km. 3.6, Mijas. Tel: 952 460 724
Open everyday for lunch and dinner. Muelle Ribera, casa G-H, local 43, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 816 453
Open nightly for dinner. Ctra. Mijas – Fuengirola, km. 14, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 485 996
DAYTONA RESTAURANT – MOTOR PASSION
Open daily from 12pm to 12am. Avda. Julio Iglesias, Puerto Banús. Tel: 951 569 194
DON GIOVANI Open every night for dinner from 7:30pm. At Hotel Finca Cortesin, Casares. Tel: 952 937 800
FRASCATI Open daily for lunch and dinner. Plaza de Los Naranjos s/n, Sotogrande. Tel: 952 790 392
GOLD RESTAURANT Open every day from 10am to 12 am. Complejo Benabola 13, Beach Side, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 929 055
Open from Monday to Saturday for dinner at the Puente Romano Hotel on the Golden Mile. Tel: 952 771 798
TARTUFO Open every day for lunch from 1pm to 3:30pm and for dinner from 6:30pm ‘til late. C/ Tetuán 9, Marbella. Tel: 951 087 323
Open Monday to Saturday for dinner. Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 178, Marbella. Tel: 952 771 799
RESTAURANTE BAR CARMEN Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, CN 340, km 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 806 739
ASIAN FUSION BING Open 12.30pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm to 12am daily. Fuengirola, Paseo Marítimo, L-42C. Tel: 952 470 218
LA FIORENTINA Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. El Pilar, Local 11 (opposite the Crown Plaza Hotel), Estepona. Tel: 952 885 765
LA PAPPARDELLA DI ESTEPONA
ASIATICO ZEN Open every day for lunch and dinner except Tuesday lunch. C/ Lirios s/n, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 817 691
LA PAPPARDELLA SUL MARE
DRAGÓN DE ORO
Open every day for lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, Estepona. Tel: 952 807 354
Open every day from 12.30-4pm and 7pm until midnight. Closed Monday lunchtime. Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 141, Urb. Hacienda Guadalupe, Manilva. Tel: 952 890 956
Open daily from 7pm to 11pm. At the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa. Avenida Zurita, s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Ribera s/n (above disco Seven), Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 811 592
MECA Open every day for lunch and dinner. C.C. Pino Golf, Don Carlos, Local 1, Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 952 830 365 / 658 646 829
NOBU Open nightly for dinner. At the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 778 686
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Ctra. Istan km 1, Marbella. Tel: 952 906 674
GENJI SUSHI BAR Open from 1:30pm-4pm and 8pm to 11pm. C/ Ramón Gomez de la Serna, 4, Edificio Balmoral. Marbella. Tel:
TOP THAI 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
TSE YANG DIMSUM CLUB Open daily for lunch and dinner except Sundays. At El Corte Inglés Food Hall, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990
WAGAMAMA 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
Open from 7pm to 11pm, Wednesday to Sunday. At the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa. Avenida Zurita, s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800
Open from 11am-4pm and 7.30-11pm every day except Mondays. Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande, Cádiz. Tel: 956 790 370
RESTAURANTE LA MARINA
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
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
SAKURA Open every day for lunch and dinner. Avda. José Banús, 5, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 817 536
SANTOKU Open daily for dinner. At the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel. CN 340, km 166, Marbella. Tel: 952 889 180
LA TORRE Open daily for lunch and dinner. Muelle de Honor, Club de Mar, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 811 561
MARISQUERÍA LA PESQUERA Open daily for lunch and dinner. Plaza de la Victoria, Old Town, Marbella. Tel: 952 765 170
Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Costa del Sol, upper level. CN 340, km. 166 (Estepona). Tel: 952 888 710
RESTAURANTE EL BOTE
Closed until March 15. Open for dinner from Monday to Saturday. Centro Comercial Marbellamar. Tel: 952 770 550
Open daily for lunch and dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, CN 340, km 159, Estepona. Tel: 952 808 165
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Paseo Marítimo, 5, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 078
Open for lunch from Monday to Friday and for dinner from Monday to Saturday. C/ Ramón Gómez de la Serna, 5, Marbella. Tel: 952 863 193
Open every day for lunch and dinner from 1pm to midnight. Puerto Deportivo de Estepona. Tel: 952 802 144
Duque s/n. Edif. Gaviotas IV, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 813 675s
Open every day for lunch and dinner. Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 660 084
Open seven days a week for dinner. H. Puente Romano, Ctra. de Cádiz, km. 177, Marbella. Tel: 952 777 893
Open every evening for dinner. At Hotel Don Carlos. Avda. Zurita s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800
TA-KUMI Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Gregorio Marañón 4, Marbella. Tel: 952 770 839
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. Avda. Manolete 20, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 816 549
Open from 1-4.30pm and 7.30 -11pm. Closed on Sunday afternoons and Mondays. Urb. La Alcaidesa, La Linea de la Concepción. Tel: 956 582 700
At Plaza Village at the Hotel Puente Romano. Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Tel: 952 818 392
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Avda. Playas del
Open daily for lunch and dinner except Sunday.
Open daily for lunch and dinner except Wednesday. CN 340, km. 151, Arena Beach. Tel: 952 796 320
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18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 956 785 014
Tel: 952 939 595
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 595 970. www.alhauringolf.com
SAN ROQUE CLUB
CLUB DE TENIS DON CARLOS
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 956 613 030
Open daily for lunch and dinner. C/ Ramón Areces s/n, in front of El Corte Inglés, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 817 448
SANTA CLARA GOLF
Hotel Don Carlos, Avda. Zurita, CN340, km 192. Marbella. Tel: 952 768 800
27 holes, Par 72. Tel: 956 582 027. www.sotogrande.com
18 holes. Tel: 952 850 111
CLUB INTERNACIONAL DE TENNIS
SANTA MARIA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Ctra. Cádiz, km 173. Marbella. Tel: 952 813 341
ALOHA GOLF CLUB
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 831 036
Open daily from 9.30am to 6pm. Playa La Fontanilla, Marbella. Tel: 952 821 450
18 holes. Tel: 952 907 085. www.clubdegolfaloha.com
SOTOGRANDE CLUB DE GOLF
Benahavís. Tel: 617 647 223
18 holes. Tel: 956 785 012
CLUB NUEVA ALCÁNTARA
LA TABERNA DEL ALABARDERO
San Pedro Alcántara. Tel: 952 788 315
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
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 882 812. www.atalaya-golf.com
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 956 791 200. www.valderrama.com
HOFSAESS TENNIS ACADEMY
MESÓN EL ADOBE
CERRADO DEL ÁGUILA
Open daily for lunch and dinner except Tuesdays. Avda. La Fontanilla, Edif. Balmoral, Bajo 3, Marbella. Tel. 600 003 144
At El Corte Inglés Food Hall, Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990
LA MORAGA BISTRÓ
18 holes, Par 70. Tel: 952 850 282
Monte Elviria (next to German School). Tel: 952 835 812
LEW HOADS TENNIS CLUB
BASILICA VEGA DEL MAR
Ctra. de Mijas, Km 3,5. Mijas. Tel: 952 474 858
18 holes, Par 71. Tel: 951 703 355
San Pedro Alcántara. Tel: 952 781 360
MANOLO SANTANA RACQUETS CLUB
CLUB DE GOLF LA CAÑADA
Ctra. de Istán, Km 2. Marbella. Tel: 952 778 580
18 holes, Par 71. Tel: 956 794 100
MARBELLA HILL TENNIS CLUB
EL PARAISO CLUB DE GOLF
Parque Arroyo de la Represa. Marbella. Tel: 952 862 926
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. CN340, km 178, Marbella. Tel: 952 827 880
18 holes, Par 71. Tel: 952 883 835
Avda. El Fuerte, Marbella. Tel: 659 677 539
Plaza de Toros. Estepona.
MARBELLA PLAYA TENIS
PAELLAS Y MÁS
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 937 605. www.esteponagolf.com
MUSEO CORTIJO MIRAFLORES Marbella. Tel: 952 902 714
CN340, km 189, Marbella. Tel: 657 619 630
FINCA CORTESÍN GOLF CLUB
MUSEO DE BELLA ARTES
MIRAFLORES TENNIS CLUB
18 holes, Par 72, Tel: 952 937 883. www.golfcortesin.es
C/ San Agustin 8. Málaga. Tel: 952 218 382
Urb. Miraflores, Km 199. Calahonda. Tel: 952 932 006
MUSEO DEL GRABADO
PUENTE ROMANO TENNIS CLUB
FLAMINGOS GOLF CLUB
Hospital Bazán. Marbella. Tel: 952 825 035
Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900
18 holes, Par. Tel: 952 889 157. www.flamingos-golf.com
MUSEO DE LA VILLA
ROYAL TENNIS CLUB MARBELLA
Plaza de la Libertad 2. Mijas. Tel: 952 590 380
GOLF RÍO REAL
El Rosario, Marbella. Tel: 952 837 651
AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL MIJAS
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 756 733
Urb. Coral Beach. Marbella. Tel: 952 857 923
SPORT CLUB RESERVA DEL HIGUERÓN
Plaza de la Libertad 2. Mijas. Tel: 952 590 380
MUSEUM OF MÁLAGA WINES
AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL TORREMOLINOS
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 442 742
Carrera 39. Ojén. Tel: 952 881 453
Plaza de España, Recinto Ferial. Tel: 952 379 521
AUDITORIO PARQUE DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN
36 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 883 375
MUSEUM OF MINIATURES CARROMATO DE MAX
Avda. del Higueron, Benalmádena. Tel: 952 565 761
Marbella. Tel: 952 825 035
LA CALA GOLF RESORT
El Compas. Mijas. Tel: 952 489 500
CENTRO CULTURAL EL INGENIO
PABLO RUIZ PICASSO FOUNDATION
Garcia Morato, s/n. San Pedro. Tel: 952 786 968
54 holes, Pars 71, 72 and 73. Tel: 952 669 033. www.lacala.com
CINESA LA CAÑADA
LA DAMA DE NOCHE
PICASSO MUSEUM MÁLAGA
La Cañada. Marbella. Tel: 902 333 231
9 holes, Par 70. Tel: 952 818 150
CINES TEATRO GOYA
LA DUQUESA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Palacio de Buenavista, C/ San Agustín 8. Málaga. Tel: 952 127 611
Avda. Julio Iglesias, Puerto Banús. Tel: 951 196 665
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 890 425
ROMAN PUBLIC BATHS
LA QUINTA GOLF
Guadalmina Baja. Tel: 952 781 36
C.C. Miramar, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 198 605
27 holes, Par 72.Tel: 952 762 390. www.laquintagolf.com
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
*cinemas & theatres
Plaza de la Merced 15. Málaga. Tel: 952 060 215
Avda. Camilo José Cela, s/n. Fuengirola. Tel: 952 800 056
LA RESERVA SOTOGRANDE 18 holes. Tel: 956 695 209
C.C. El Zoco. Tel: 952 932 175
LA ZAGALETA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
EL CORTE INGLÉS
Mijas. Tel: 952 663 738
18 holes. Members only. Tel: 952 695 209
Puerto Banús. Tel: 952 909 990
PALACIO DE LA PAZ
LAURO GOLF 18 HOLES
Recinto Ferial. Fuengirola. Tel: 952 589 349
Alhaurín de la Torre. Tel: 952 412 767
Tel: 952 467 843
LOS ARQUEROS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Calle Córdoba 9, Málaga. Tel: 952 213 412
18 holes, Par 71. Tel: 952 784 600
C/ Málaga 82–84. Tel: 952 800 537
LOS NARANJOS GOLF CLUB
Ramos Marín, 199, Málaga. Tel: 952 224 109
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 815 206
Pza. los Chinorros. Tel: 952 474 384
TEATRO CIUDAD DE MARBELLA
MARBELLA CLUB GOLF RESORT
Plaza Ramón Martínez, Marbella. Tel: 952 903 159
18 holes, Par 73. Tel: 952 113 239
Jac. Benavente, 14. Tel: 952 772 898
MARBELLA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
TEATRO SALON VARIETES
18 holes. Tel: 952 830 500
C/ Jazmines. Tel: 952 810 887
Emancipación 30. Fuengirola. Tel: 952 474 542
36 holes, Par 70. Tel: 952 476 843
Pizarro, 41. Tel: 952 780 39
Veracruz. Estepona. Tel: 952 800 056
18 holes, Par 71. Tel: 952 931 960
MONTE MAYOR GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Plaza Mayor. Tel: 902 220 922
18 holes. Tel: 952 113 088
PARADOR MÁLAGA DEL GOLF
Urb. Riviera del Sol, Mijas-Costa. Tel: 952 934 477
18 holes. Tel: 952 381 255
BEL AIR TENNIS AND PADDEL CLUB
REAL CLUB DE GOLF LAS BRISAS
Urb. Bel-Air, Estepona. Tel: 952 883 221
18 holes, Par 71. Tel: 956 791 0400. www.alcaidesa.com
18 holes, Par 72. Tel: 952 810 875
CLUB DEL SOL
REAL CLUB DE GOLF SOTOGRANDE
Tennis/paddle classes. Calahonda.
AZTEC COUNTRY CLUB
*tourist offices Benahavís Tel: 952 855 500 Benalmádena Tel: 952 442 494 Estepona 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
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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WORDS MARBELLA STUDENT, JOFFREY KING
HERALDING THE RISE OF
SOCIAL AR A
smartphone is like a best buddy… it keeps us entertained when waiting for transport or between activities… tech is always something to celebrate as far as I’m concerned and in what is a bit of Catch-22 upside-down and insideout, it is coming to the rescue by forcing us into the Great Outdoors (or at least to our friend’s homes) thanks to Social AR.
WHAT IS SOCIAL AR?
The term is short for Social Augmented Reality. It is a breakthrough in terms of the mass adoption of AR, since it contains mechanisms of social interaction and serves as a trigger for shared moments of entertainment. Social AR is still in its early stages but there are already a few fun apps you can try your hand at. Spilly World is a trio of new apps which are aimed at teens in
particular. The ﬁrst, ZoomBoom, uses AI to give your videos a Hollywood look, through zooms in a wide range of fun styles, from the 1970s Hong Kong Kung Fu inspired ‘crash zoom’ right through to your very own techno party zoom. It’s a fun way for you and your buddies to make themed videos and share them with others on your Friends list. The bad news for Samsung users is that it is currently only available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. Fame Face is another fun app that allows you and your friends to ‘interview’ your favourite star in a video. You or your friend’s face is replaced by your celebrity of choice – think everyone from Kanye West to Cristiano Ronaldo – you can put ridiculous words into their mouths and dazzle your friends with your amazing voice impersonations. This app is yet to hit the stands so stay
Our parents are constantly on our case about the amount of time we spend on computers but this time, dear friends, the stats are on their side. Apparently, most of us spend less than half an hour a day on outdoor sport (I’m deﬁnitely the exception as I run and mountain bike, but do admit to knowing many people at school who prefer to connect up with friends while playing online games). There is no doubt that tech is addictive. I can’t imagine what peeps used to do a couple of decades ago when they were alone in a coffee shop. What did they look at? The wall? The menu? Each other? The awkwardness is just too much.
tuned for further information. Holo is an app that can theoretically be played at home but it requires a lot of creativity, so it is an ideal reason for groups of friends to visit a park or other open space in which they can be loud and have fun. This is an app I have used many times with friends. It allows you to bring real and ﬁctional characters into your virtual world – for instance, lions, tigers, and other wild animals. In your video, you can interact with the artiﬁcial characters and even create a short story. At the moment, my friends and I are using it to make micro ﬁlms which we have already used to present a project at school. The app is available for both Android and iOS, which is another cool feature, since not everyone in high school owns an iPhone. Finally, we use WallaMe – some of us to impress our ‘crush’. This
app basically allows you to leave secret messages for someone special. All they have to do to ﬁnd it, is download the app. When using the app, you can take a picture of a nearby landmark they can easily ﬁnd, adding a personal message and even your own or other pictures to your secret spot of choice. You can either make your message public or private, leaving messages for your entire group of friends. My friends and I have been meeting on Saturdays to play around with our favourite socially inspired AR apps and the good news is that this is just the start of something very special. Who knows the extent to which AR will be helping us meet, share information, or have a great time together? If possible, I’d like it to be somewhere where we can breathe fresh, clean air and forego our favourite gaming chair for a change. e
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS June 3 VAN GOGH – SEVILLE
The exhibition Van Gogh Alive in the Pabellón de la Navegación in Seville has received over 60,000 visitors and features van Gogh’s most famed works within a multimedia setting. www.vangogh.es
Until June 12 ART – SAN PEDRO
Swish hair salon Roger & Brothers will be hosting an exhibition of works by painter, Luis Bujalance. A graduate in Fine Arts at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (1993), Luis Bujalance transmits an expressionism filled with intellectual touches, based on the impulses of his own personality and according to his states of mind – this is what stamps his work with that absolute existential authenticity and captivating strength. At Urb La Cancelada de la Quinta, C/ Aguamarina Local 3-2, San Pedro.
Until June 16 ART – MARBELLA
The Amàre Hotel in Marbella presents an exhibit by local photographer, Jesús Chacón, known for his avant garde projects, use of light, and staging. Further information, www.amarehotels.com
Until September 16 WARHOL – MÁLAGA
The Museo Picasso de Málaga will be
hosting Warhol. Mechanical Art: an exhibition which examines the complex oeuvre of the artist from Pittsburgh, (1928-1987), highlighting the transmutations in his body of work during the consecutive creative phases of his career. www.musepicassomalaga.org
NEW AND REGULAR EVENTS
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 holds a series of interesting group sessions on dream analysis, astrological life cycles and more.
For information on precise times and locations, Tel: 626 189 765. email@example.com
entry price), from 11:30am to 2pm. Tickets cost €8 for adults. Children enter for free. www.museopicassomalaga.org
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday JIVE – MIRAFLORES, ESTEPONA AND LA DUQUESA
FLAMENCO – MIJAS
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
Every Wednesday ART – MÁLAGA
The Museo Picasso de Málaga offers free guided tours in English (included in the
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
Friday May 4
Saturday May 5
Niña Pastori will be singing tunes from her new work Desde la Azotea. At 10 pm at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga. For tickets, www.viagogo.es
Rozalén is one of Spain’s hottest young singer/composers. This month she will be playing at the Málaga Palacio de Ferias y Congresos. For tickets, www.elcorteingles.es
NIÑA PASTORI – MÁLAGA
ROZALÉN – MÁLAGA
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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
Every First Sunday of the month OPEN DAY – MIJAS
PAD animal shelter, Cerros del Águila, welcomes visitors from 12pm-3pm. Further information, Tel: 952 486 084.
Saturday May 5 EDM – MÁLAGA
Europa FM and Brian Cross will be hosting the dance party of a lifetime at the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena. Tickets can be purchased on www.elcorteingles.es
Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6 DIXIE BAND MUSIC – FUENGIROLA
cast that includes Fabián Lara as the Duke of Mantua and Damián del Castillo as Rigoletto. www.teatrocervantes.com
Sunday May 6 SONG FESTIVAL – GIBRALTAR
Saturday May 19 to Sunday May 20 POLO – KEMPINSKI
The Gibraltar Song Festival will be taking place at Tercentenary Sports Hall, featuring acts from Europe and South America. www.gibraltarsongfestival.com
Tuesday May 8 THE KING IS BACK – MÁLAGA
The Teatro Cervantes in Málaga will be hosting an excellent Elvis Presley tribute act protagonised by Ben Portsmouth as Elvis. The show, entitled The King is Back, starts at 8:30pm. www.teatrocervantes.com
Saturday May 13 PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE – MÁLAGA
The Pink Tones will be playing Pink Floyd hits at Sala París 15. The show starts at 9pm. www.paris15.es
Wednesday May 16 SCANDINAVIAN NIGHT – MIJAS
The Teatro Las Lagunas in Mijas will be hosting Noche Escandinava III, featuring Tarja Turunen and other artists. For tickets, www.elcorteingles.es
Friday May 18 and Sunday May 20 RIGOLETTO – MÁLAGA
On Saturday at 9pm and Sunday at 7pm, the Teatro Cervantes will be presenting Verdi’s Rigoletto, featuring a talented
The Kempinski Hotel Bahía will be hosting an exciting polo tournament at Playa Padron, Estepona, with four international polo teams competing for the first Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup 2018. Matches will be played from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday, May 19 and from 12pm to 2pm on Sunday May 20. Entrance is free. www.kempinski.com
Sunday May 20 GOLF – BENAVISTA
Spence Clarke & Co’s annual Charity Golf Day will be held this year on Sunday, May 20, at El Paraíso Golf Club in Benavista to raise funds for the Marbella Alzheimer’s Association. The event will feature a great day’s golf as well as fabulous raffle prizes and auction items. Further information, Tel: 952 834 642.
CUDECA WALKATHON – BENALMÁDENA
The 16th edition of the Cudeca Walkathon will kick off from the Benalmádena hospice at 10:30am (for the 10km walk) and 12pm (for the 2km walk). www.cudeca.org
Friday May 25 to Sunday June 3 ART GAUCÍN – GAUCÍN
event will once again give art lovers the opportunity to visit artists in their studios, learn more about their work and techniques, and see and buy their paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and ceramics. www.artgaucin.com
Saturday June 2 GOLF – LA CALA
Cancer care hospice, Cudeca, will be hosting the 25th Cudeca Golf Cup at La Cala Resort, an event which raised over €10.000 last year. The event kicks off at 9am. Further information, www.cudeca.org
Saturday June 2 to Sunday June 3 DEBRA GOLF WEEKEND – MARBELLA
On June 2 and 3, Aloha Golf Club will host the 16th annual Butterfly Children Golf and Gala event in order to help improve the lives of people with the rare condition known as ‘butterfly skin’. Featuring golf and a sumptuous meal. For tickets, Tel: 952 816 434. email@example.com
Sunday June 3 CHARITY GALA – MARBELLA
The 11th fundraising Gala Dinner in aid of Children with Cancer UK will take place at Ristorante Villa Tiberio in Marbella, with al fresco dining, live music and entertainment. Tickets: €75 with €25 going to the charity. For information, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art Gaucín Open Studios Weekends
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The Salón Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola presents The Dixie Jump Band, featuring a line-up of multi-talented musicians playing an array of different instruments including the tuba, guitar, harmonica, saxophone, banjo, trumpet, and more.
Show starts at 7:30pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday. www.salonvarietestheatre.com
Thursday May 17
Saturday June 2
British pianist James Rhodes will be performing at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada. For tickets, www.ticketmaster.es
Central FM presents their 2018 Golf Tournament, featuring a Texas Scramble. Including buggy, lunch, and more. For every ticket sold, €5 will go to the Children’s Home in Málaga. Tel: 952 595 800. www.alhauringolfcourse.com
JAMES RHODES – GRANADA
GOLF – ALHAURÍN
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Russell Grant’s Monthly Horoscope May 2018
TAURUS (April 21st – May 21st) Take this opportunity to show off your creative work. The New Moon on the 15th will attract an appreciative audience. If you’ve been longing for a career in the arts, this is the time to make your move. Submit your portfolio to a gallery, manager or publisher. You’ll quickly find representation. Don’t be surprised when you feel compelled to change your look after taking a big risk. Updating your hairstyle, revamping your wardrobe or undergoing a cosmetic procedure will cause people to take you more seriously. On the 29th, the Full Moon will prompt you to make a merger official or break things off with an oppressive partner. Give careful thought to your financial situation. If it will be improved by a romantic or business alliance, go for it. If you’ve been dealing with someone who has been draining your resources, head for greener pastures. A legal professional will give you excellent advice; take it.
If you’ve been longing for a career in the arts, this is the time to make your move. Submit your portfolio to a gallery, manager or publisher. You’ll quickly find representation
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ARIES [21 MAR - 20 APR]
Accepting a new job is a strong possibility at the middle of May. The New Moon on the 15th will give you a chance to gain hands-on experience. Accept a temporary assignment. You will make such a success of this venture that you will be offered a full-time position. There will be plenty of growth opportunity at this company. This greatly appeals to your desire for a leadership role. You’re tired of taking orders from people who are less talented and capable. On the 29th, you might be coming home from a long trip. Visiting a friend who lives far away will open your eyes to different ways of living. If you’ve found a particular routine oppressive, take this opportunity to change. Don’t defend your choices to narrow-minded relatives. Seeking other people’s approval is always a losing proposition. It’s better to obey the call of your own heart. It knows what is best for you.
GEMINI [22 MAY - 21 JUN]
After a frenzied period of partying, you’ll be able to rest and relax in the middle of May. The days surrounding the 15th urge you to take time off work and recharge your batteries. Obey the call of the New Moon and stay away from social media. Solitary activities like reading, writing and even a little contemplative meditation will be therapeutic. They will also give you a renewed appreciation for sensual pleasures. Treat yourself to a gourmet meal, a collection of music by your favourite artist, or a film festival. The Full Moon on the 29th marks an exciting turning point in a relationship. Getting engaged or married is a strong possibility. If you’re in a committed partnership, your amour will have exciting news. You might be going on an overseas trip together. This holiday will feel like a second honeymoon. Exploring a cosmopolitan city will bring out the best in you both.
CANCER [22 JUN - 23 JUL]
Joining a political organisation or professional club will be lots more fun than expected. On the 15th, you’ll be inspired to work with a group that shares your beliefs or ambitions. Many members of this team will delight and inspire you. After feeling like an oddball, it will be a real relief to find your tribe. Are you in the market for love? You will meet someone special who is a prominent participant. Let them pursue you; it will be good for your ego. A big job will come to a successful conclusion on the 29th, filling you with pride. The profits from this work will bring long term financial stability. Instead of raising your standard of living, maintain the status quo. Put your extra earnings into a savings, retirement or college fund. Having a financial cushion will leave you free to pursue the relationships and work you want.
LEO [24 JUL - 23 AUG]
You’ll be able to make fresh inroads in your career, thanks to the New Moon on the 15th. It’s a good time to take a job involving art, luxury goods or cosmetics. Your warmth and humour will attract loyal clients who trust your judgement. If you’re not looking for work, you might be invited to take the helm of a cultural organisation. You’ll be a great fit for this position. Use your extensive social connections to raise money for this institution. Thanks to your influence, more people in your community will be able to participate in programs designed for their enjoyment. The Full Moon on the 29th causes you to reveal a crush or make a serious romantic
commitment. If you already have a partner, take this opportunity to do something special for your amour. A gift that reflects their taste will be greatly appreciated. If you’re not sure what to buy, ask their best friend for suggestions.
VIRGO [24 AUG - 23 SEPT]
May invites you to go after a cherished dream. Earning an advanced degree, living abroad and publishing a book are among the possibilities. You’ll get a green light near the 15th, when the New Moon beckons you into unfamiliar territory. Don’t be afraid to leave familiar surroundings for an intimidating environment. Being surrounded by accomplished people will force you to work harder than ever before. That’s definitely a good thing. You’re tired of resting on your laurels; it has dulled your intellect and made you complacent. The Full Moon on the 29th will find you wrapping up a household matter. Relocating to a different area, finding care for an elderly relative or tending to a youngster’s needs will give you a sense of accomplishment. Once this matter is concluded, you’ll have more time for yourself. Take this opportunity to enjoy the people and activities that fill you with happiness.
LIBRA [24 SEPT - 23 OCT]
Moving in with your significant other, getting engaged or exchanging wedding vows are among the possibilities this month. On the 15th, the New Moon will urge you to merge with someone who has earned your trust. If you’re not interested in romance, you might form a business partnership or collective. Pooling resources will allow you to devote more time to the work you love best. Creating things that are useful and beautiful will renew your zest for living during the middle of May. The Full Moon on the 29th could find you commanding the spotlight. Promoting a good cause, passing on your knowledge to others or posting an article will draw favourable publicity. Your fan base is growing. It’s gratifying to know people are eager to hear from you. So many of us are drowning in a sea of negativity. Your ability to deliver an uplifting message is getting an enthusiastic response. Keep up the good work.
SCORPIO [24 OCT - 22 NOV]
It’s time to turn a fresh page in a relationship. The New Moon on the 15th will cause you to see your business or romantic partner in an entirely different light. Maybe you weren’t aware of the full extent of their abilities. Perhaps you took their help for granted. Whatever the reason for this oversight, it will be corrected towards the middle of the month. If you are single, you’ll meet someone special, possibly at a sporting event or professional conference. Playing hard to get with an admirer will pay off handsomely. You’re dealing with a person who loves the thrill of the chase. On the 29th, the Full Moon will put a little extra cash your way. Use this money to launch an extensive home repair project. If you don’t own your place, take this opportunity to buy one. You could find a lovely property in an offbeat neighbourhood.
SAGITTARIUS (23 NOV - 21 DEC)
Hiring an assistant or additional staff is strongly advised on or around the 15th. That’s when a New Moon will put helpful people in your path. Getting upbeat, enthusiastic individuals to join the team will take a lot of
work from your shoulders. This change in responsibility will allow you to focus on the big picture. Improving products and services or expanding into new territory will increase your bottom line. If you’ve been looking for work, you’ll be offered a steady position. Having a regular income will allow you to pay off debts and put money into savings. On the 29th, the Full Moon will prompt you to put the finishing touches on a personal project. Promoting this venture will drive lots of business to your door. People are charmed by your friendly, all-inclusive attitude. Your work will bring people from all walks of life together. In this era of have and have nots, that’s quite refreshing.
CAPRICORN [22 DEC - 20 JAN]
If you’ve been yearning for romance, you’ll find it near the 15th. That’s when the New Moon puts an interesting person or opportunity in your path. A gifted artist will seek your company. You’ll admire their impeccable taste while they’ll praise your impressive accomplishments. This will be a match made in heaven. Do you already have a partner? Your amour will give you a beautiful token of their affection. Instead of fretting over how much this item cost, accept it with a happy and grateful heart. The Full Moon on the 29th marks the end of a period of seclusion. Leave the darkness and step into the spotlight. Recently, you’ve been gathering your energy together for a bold project. Launching a business or showcasing your creative work will earn you fame and acclaim during the final days of May. You’ll have to spend money to make it, so prepare to dip into savings.
AQUARIUS [21 JAN - 19 FEB]
Spending time with your nearest and dearest is important at mid-May. You’re not especially sentimental, but you do need the support of family. The New Moon on the 15th gives you a chance to connect with people who love you unconditionally. If you’re estranged from your relatives, focus on creating a support network consisting of friends, neighbours and colleagues. Even a lone wolf like you can benefit from joining a tribe. On the 29th, the Full Moon will prompt you to wrap up a group project. You’ll be singled out for your extraordinary contributions. Don’t be surprised when you are named most valuable player. If you’ve been trying to move forward with a personal plan, ask an influential friend for a letter of recommendation. One word from this bigwig shall cause doors to fly open. An organisation that previously turned you away will suddenly welcome you into the fold.
PISCES [20 FEB - 20 MAR]
The New Moon on the 15th is ideal for planting seeds for renewed health. Starting a fitness regime will pay off handsomely. Investing in a gym membership, joining an exercise class or hiring a trainer will keep you focused on your goals. Being able to socialise while getting physical activity will make this routine a labour of love. Your hard work will pay off towards the end of the month. If you’re not satisfied with a medical diagnosis, get a second opinion. An attention-getting Full Moon on the 29th will result in a promotion or high-profile job offer. Playing a greater part in a non-profit organisation or charitable venture will give you a wonderful opportunity to make a living through philanthropy. Getting paid to make the world a better place will be a dream come true. This position will involve lots of overseas travel. If you need childcare or a pet sitter, start looking for the ideal candidate. ESSENTIALMAGAZINE.COM MAY 2018 / 193
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