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MARBELLA BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

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Marbella is a hotbed of talent that has always known how to shine. And the fact is, Marbella and Malaga are in vogue. International companies such as Google and Amazon, as well as major international hotel chains, are betting hard on Malaga and Marbella. This is already a reality, and it encourages us to continue along the same lines of quality and excellence in all sectors, and to keep growing and evolving. We still have a long way to go on a cultural and architectural level, in sporting events, and above all, in promoting and instilling in our children a love and passion for design and for the artistic and cultural environment, to the standard that this cosmopolitan city deserves. It is up to us to make a difference, to cross borders and position the name of MARBELLA in an international context with more precision and relevance, in order to attract the most important personalities. Between us all, and aiming for EXCELLENCE, we will succeed.

Marbella es un semillero de talento que siempre ha sabido destacar. Y es que Marbella y Málaga, están de moda. Las Empresas Internacionales como Google, Amazon y las grandes cadenas hoteleras internacionales están apostando muy fuerte por Málaga y Marbella. Eso es ya un hecho y nos anima a seguir en la linea de la Calidad y la Excelencia en todos los sectores; a seguir creciendo y evolucionando. Nos queda aún, un largo recorrido a nivel cultural y arquitectónico , en eventos deportivos y sobre todo, en fomentar e inculcar a nuestros hijos el amor y la pasión por el ambiente artístico, cultural y el diseño, al nivel que esta ciudad tan cosmopolita se merece. En nuestras manos está: marcar la diferencia, traspasar las fronteras y llevar el nombre de MARBELLA a la esfera internacional con más precisión y relevancia para atraer a las más importantes personalidades. Entre todos y apostando por la EXCELENCIA lo lograremos.

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” John Kennedy.

“El conformismo es el carcelero de la libertad, el enemigo del crecimiento.” John. Kennedy.

This issue features the beautiful Penelope Cruz, Spain’s most international actress, who has managed to become the first Spanish actress nominated for an Oscar, thanks to her professionalism and charisma on the big screen. We hope you like the selection of articles and interviews in this issue: Yves Saint Laurent and his clear commitment to masculine tailoring for the most feminine woman; Maria Felix, a Mexican diva with a big personality, who went against the tide in her time. All this, and much more…

En esta edición contamos con la bellísima Penélope Cruz. La actriz española más internacional, que ha logrado con su profesionalidad y magnetismo en la gran pantalla, ser la primera actriz española candidata a los Oscar. Esperamos que os guste la selección de artículos y entrevistas de esta edición: Yves Saint Laurent y la clara apuesta por la sastrería masculina para la mujer más femenina. Maria Felix, una diva mexicana de gran personalidad que rompió todos los moldes de su época. Todo esto y mucho más...

Hope you enjoy your reading! Best wishes,

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Esta lujosa villa con arte y estilo está inspirada en un estilo colonial y contemporáneo, marcando tendencias de los años veinte y sumergida en sensaciones de estilo Andalusí- Mediterráneo. Villa con arte y estilo, situada en Guadalmina, zona resi dencial de lujo en Marbella. ES

Comparte diferentes estancias en cada uno de sus espacios, tanto interior como exterior. Desde un bonito patio de gran presencia, se accede a la entrada principal que destaca por su personalidad y estilo colonial, la cual da paso a un amplio salón comedor con techos altos, grandes ventanales y una buhardilla abierta que rodea el perímetro del salón, cerrado por una barandilla acristalada que acoge a una gran biblioteca a su alrededor, presentada con baldas de madera que hacen juego con un presuntuoso techo de madera a dos aguas. Esta villa dispone de un cómodo diseño para disfrutar de privacidad en todas las habitaciones, además podrá acce der desde cada habitación a agradables terrazas y diferentes orientaciones para todas las estaciones del año.

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Inspired by a colonial and contemporary style, setting trends of the twenties, and immersed in sensations of an AndalusianMediterranean style. It shares different indoors and outdoors rooms. It has a beautiful entrance with a great personality, which is accessed from a wonderful courtyard of a great presence. This entrance gives way to a large dining room with high ceilings, large windows and an open uper floor that surrounds the living room with a corridor along of the perimeter of the room which is finished with a glass rail, that presents a large library around it, with wooden shelves matching its presumptuous wooden gabled roof that covers the entire room. It has a comfortable design to enjoy privacy in all rooms, also you can choose from each room several beautiful terraces with different orientations to enjoy all year round.


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Villa independiente en Cabopino de reciente construcción lista para entrar a vivir, con vistas al mar y rodeada por el exclusivo Campo de Golf de Cabopino de 18 hoyos.

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Fantástica oportunidad de inversión, con excelente relación precio-metro cuadrado. Disfruta de esta magnífica villa lista para entrar a vivir de 635 m 2 construidos en una parcela de 870 m 2 , con piscina privada de hasta 10 metros de largo, jardín de fácil mantenimiento, y unos 130 m 2 en terrazas con excelentes vistas al mar mediterráneo, y una orientación sur oeste y luminosidad interior natural espectacular.

Fantastic investment opportunity, with an excellent price-square meter ratio. Enjoy this magnificent ready-to-movein villa of 635 m2 built on a plot of 870 m2, with a private pool of up to 10 meters long, an easy-maintenance garden, and about 130 m2 of terraces with excellent views of the Mediterranean Sea, and a south orientation west and spectacular natural interior luminosity.

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THE DIRECTOR Dear readers and friends of Exclusive Life Magazine, Time is running fast and the wonderful summer is just around the corner: joy, happiness and parties will accompany us during such a wonderful time, especially for the people who live near the sea. In this edition we have the pleasure to introduce the wonderful actress Penélope Cruz, one of the greatest, we are very proud to always have people from this category on our covers, wish you all the best as always, and do not forget to be happy

Queridos lectores y amigos de Exclusive Life Magazine, El tiempo corre a gran velocidad y ya nos encontramos con el maravilloso verano a la vuelta de la esquina, la alegría, la felicidad y la fiesta nos acompañaran durante ese tiempo tan maravilloso, sobre todo para los las personas que vivimos junto al mar. En esta edición contamos con la maravillosa actriz Penélope Cruz, una grande entre las grandes, estamos muy orgullosos de poder contar siempre en nuestras portadas con personas de esta categoría. Desearos todo lo mejor como siempre, y no olvidéis ser felices■

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PENELOPE CRUZ A hurricane of sweetness and strength JOSÉ CARLOS GARCÍA Quality cuisine and pride in local produce BABOON RECIPE Raw avocado gazpacho with tomato tartare AT HOME WITH... Carmen Navarrete and Albert Beniflah TOM WRIGHT A genius of total luxury DCL - SANTIAGO DE LA CRUZ COVID 19 INTERVIEW Carlos and Luis Rodriguez SANDON Handmade furnishing concept BLACKSHAW Fully redesigned villa in Marbella SUSANA URBANO Exclusive, and unique environments TEYDE MARBELLA Luxury domotic system ART AS AN INVESTMENT The most expensive works of art

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PENÉLOPE CRUZ A HU RRIC ANE O F S WE E T N E S S A ND S T R E N G T H

Her sweet appearance is enveloped in a halo of confidence, determination and strength, like those hurricanes that begin with a few small raindrops as a prelude to storms capable of changing the world as we know it

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enelope owes her name to a song by Joan Manuel Serrat, one of the favourites of her parents, Eduardo Cruz, a car dealership salesman, and María de la Encarnación Sánchez, owner of a hairdressing salon. The Extremaduran and the Andalusian settled in the town of Alcobendas, Madrid, where the actress was born in 1974, and later her siblings, Monica and Eduardo. ARTISTIC VOCATION The actress always had an artistic vocation. Nine years learning classical ballet at the National Conservatory of Madrid, three years of Spanish ballet with Ángela Garrido, jazz dance courses with Raúl Caballero, and four years of acting at the Cristina Rota School gave her discipline and spirit of achievement. Her first opportunity came with the videoclip La fuerza del destino, by Mecano. Her spontaneity did not go unnoticed, and after her first contact with the cameras, her big break in the cinema came in 1992, with Bigas Luna in the film Jamón, Jamón, where she shared the limelight with the man who would later become her husband, Javier Bardem. With this film she was nominated for the first time as leading actress for the Goya Awards of the Spanish Film Academy. Her career had only just begun. With the role of Luz in Belle Époque, by Fernando Trueba, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1993, an era began in which Penelope worked non-stop. In 1996, the actress filmed El amor perjudica seriamente la salud, and a year later, Abre los ojos. She also saw one of her dreams come true when she worked with Pedro Almodóvar. This was followed by a series of great successes in which her work won the hearts of audiences, critics and colleagues alike, such as La niña de tus ojos, with which she was awarded her first Oscar as leading actress. HOLLYWOOD OSCARS Her first Oscar nomination came with Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver, for which she also won a Goya, and was nominated for an Oscar as leading actress. The second nomination would come a year later, with Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which Penelope won a Goya, and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her third Goya nomination came in 2009, with Nine. Never had a Spanish actress made it so far. International audiences succumbed to her charms when, in 2011, she starred alongside Johnny Depp in one of films of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, which would cross the billion-dollar mark for global box office sales. Protective of her private life, the actress has managed to keep her professional facet separate from her intimacy. She married Javier Bardem in 2010, after a three-year relationship, and she has had two children with the actor, Leo and Luna, who have always been her top priority. Those who know Penelope know that she embodies the best definition of a calm yet passionate woman, who is family-oriented and a loyal friend.■

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Penélope CRUZ Un huracán de dulzura y fuerza

Su aspecto dulce se ve envuelto de un halo de seguridad, firmeza y fuerza, como esos huracanes que comienzan con unas pequeñas gotas de lluvia como prolegómeno de unas tormentas capaces de cambiar el mundo tal y como lo conocemos T E X T: E VA D E L A M O

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enélope debe su nombre a una canción de Joan Manuel Serrat que encantaba a sus padres, Eduardo Cruz, comercial en un concesionario de coches, y María de la Encarnación Sánchez, propietaria de una peluquería. Un extremeño y una andaluza asentados en la localidad madrileña de Alcobendas, donde nacería la actriz en 1974 y posteriormente sus hermanos, Mónica y Eduardo. VOCACIÓN ARTÍSTICA La actriz siempre tuvo vocación artística. Sus nueve años de aprendizaje de ballet clásico en el Conservatorio Nacional de Madrid, tres años de ballet español con Ángela Garrido, cursos de danza jazz con Raúl Caballero y cuatro años de interpretación en la Escuela de Cristina Rota le aportaron disciplina y el espíritu de superación. Su primera oportunidad llegaría de la mano del videoclip La fuerza del destino, de Mecano. Su naturalidad no pasó desapercibida y tras su primer contacto con las cámaras llegaría su gran oportunidad en el cine en 1992, de la mano de Bigas Luna, en la película Jamón, Jamón, donde

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compartiría cartel con quien posteriormente se convertiría en su marido, Javier Bardem. Con esta película sería nominada, por primera vez, a los Premios Goya de la Academia del Cine Español como actriz protagonista.

un Goya y fue candidata a un Oscar como actriz principal. La segunda candidatura llegaría un año más tarde, con Vicky Cristina Barcelona, de Woody Allen, con la que Penélope ganó un Goya y el Oscar a la Mejor Actriz Secundaria.

Su carrera no había hecho más que comenzar. Con el papel de Luz en Belle Époque, de Fernando Trueba, que ganó el Oscar a la mejor película de habla no inglesa en 1993, se abrió una época en la que Penélope no dejaría de trabajar. La actriz rodó en 1996 El amor perjudica seriamente la salud y un año más tarde Abre los ojos. También vería cumplido uno de sus sueños al trabajar con Pedro Almodóvar.

La tercera candidatura a los Goya se produjo en 2009, con Nine. Nunca una actriz española había conseguido llegar tan lejos. El público internacional estaba a sus pies cuando en 2011 protagonizó junto a Johnny Depp una de las películas de la saga de Piratas del Caribe, que superaría los mil millones de dólares en la taquilla mundial.

Le siguieron grandes éxitos en los que su trabajo enamoró a público, crítica y compañeros, como La niña de tus ojos, con la que ganó su primer Óscar como actriz protagonista.

Celosa de su vida personal, la actriz ha conseguido separar su faceta profesional de su intimidad. Se casó con Javier Bardem en 2010, tras tres años de noviazgo, y con el actor ha tenido dos hijos, Leo y Luna, que siempre han sido su prioridad absoluta.

OSCARS DE HOLLYWOOD La primera candidatura a los Oscar llegó con Volver, de Pedro Almodóvar, con la que también ganó

Quienes la conocen saben que Penélope encarna la mejor definición entre mujer tranquila y apasionada, familiar y fiel amiga de sus amigos. ■


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osé Carlos García loves local produce, which he acquires every day at Atarazanas Market, at the fish market, or from his trusted suppliers. The resulting dishes are drawn from traditional Andalusian recipes, with a touch of audacity, which flood with flavour the restaurant that bears his name, located in the Port of Malaga. They are the product of everything he learned in the family business of Café de Paris, together with his culinary experience and what he picks up on his travels. MALAGA IN ITS PUREST STATE The resulting dishes reflect his personality, in a formula that is the perfect combination of loyalty to his roots, the classicism of the family legacy, and “a touch of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The tasting menu presents an array of local flavours, among which the seafood and fish dishes stand out, while sharing the limelight with vegetables, meats or game. An exquisite proposal that can also be enjoyed at home, with the possibility of the chef displaying all his culinary knowledge in the client’s own kitchen. Those who prefer to go to the restaurant or celebrate an event will find warm, comfortable, safe spaces. The different lounges offer privacy in exquisite surroundings, with the added bonus of enjoying a beautiful vertical garden or privileged views of the Port of Malaga, the Cathedral, the Alcazaba or Gibralfaro Castle. OTHER GASTRONOMIC OPTIONS Another way to enjoy José Carlos García’s cuisine is going to Café de París, one of the emblematic restaurants of the city of Malaga’s gastronomy for four decades. With a casual, cosy décor, you can try local dishes with traditional flavours, but adapted to today’s tastes. Cold soups, casseroles and fish, or meat and poultry, in a menu that varies depending on what the market offers each day. What José Carlos García proposes is a gastronomic experience marked by a passion for traditional Andalusian recipes and the quality of local and seasonal products, with that touch of audacity that makes it unique and special. ■

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caza. Una propuesta exquisita que también se puede disfrutar a domicilio, con la posibilidad de que el chef despliegue todo su saber culinario en la propia cocina del cliente. Quienes prefieran acudir al restaurante o celebrar un evento se van a encontrar salas cálidas, confortables y seguras. Los diferentes salones ofrecen privacidad en exquisitos ambientes, con el valor añadido de disfrutar de un precioso jardín vertical o unas privilegiadas vistas al Puerto de Málaga, la Catedral, la Alcazaba o el Castillo de Gibralfaro. OTRAS POSIBILIDADES GASTRONÓMICAS Otra opción para disfrutar de la cocina de José Carlos García es dirigirse al Café de París, un restaurante emblemático de la gastronomía de la capital malagueña desde hace cuatro décadas. Con una decoración desenfadada y acogedora, se pueden degustar platos de la tierra con los sabores de siempre pero adaptados a los gustos de ahora. Sopas frías, guisos y pescados, o bien carnes y aves en un menú que va variando en función de lo que ofrece la lonja y el mercado a diario. Lo que propone José Carlos García es toda una experiencia gastronómica marcada por la pasión por las recetas tradicionales andaluzas y la calidad de los productos locales y de temporada, con ese toque de atrevimiento que la hace única y especial. ■


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DANIELA KOFMAN, creator of Baboon and a true #healthaddict: “Healthy food isn’t a trend anymore, it has become a progressive lifestyle of modern people.” DANIELA KOFMAN, creadora de Baboon y una verdadera #adictaalasalud: “La comida saludable ya no es una tendencia, se ha convertido en un estilo de vida que forma parte de la sociedad moderna”


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Daniela shares one of Baboon’s popular, tasty and light summer dishes - Raw Avocado Gazpacho with tomato tartar. Daniela comparte uno de los platos más populares, sabrosos y veraniegos de Baboon - Gazpacho de aguacate con tartar de tomate.

RAW AVOCADO GAZPACHO WITH TOMATO TARTAR GAZPACHO DE AGUACATE CON TARTAR DE TOMATE

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE:

INGREDIENTES PARA 4 PERSONAS:

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1,5 avocados ½ apple granny smith ¼ zucchini ¼ cucumber ¼ green peper ½ garlic clove Juice of 1 limes 230 ml water 10 ml sherry vinegar 1 tablespoons of olive oil 1 handful of chives 1 handful of coriander Salt and pepper

1,5 aguacate ½ manzana granny smith ¼ calabacin ¼ pepino ¼ pimiento verde ½ diente de ajo Zumo de 1 lima 230 ml de agua 10 ml de vinagre de jerez 1 cucharada sopera de aceite de oliva virgen 1 puñado de cebollino 1 puñado de cilantro Sal y pimienta

Wash the vegetables carefully, cut them into pieces and crush all the ingredients until they are perfectly liquefied. strip through a fine strainer and store in the refrigerator.

Lavar los vegetales con cuidado, cortarlos en trozos y triturar todos los ingredientes hasta que quede perfectamente licuado. Colar por un colador fino y reservar en la nevera

FOR THE TOMATO TARTAR:

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1,5 tomate ½ pepino 1 puñado de cebollino Aceite de oliva virgen extra Sal y pimienta

Wash the tomatoes and cucumber delicately and cut them into small dices add the fine-cuted chives, olive oil and season with a little lime juice, salt and pepper

Lavar los tomates y el pepino delicadamente y cortar dados de ½ cm. Añadir el cebollino previamente cortado fino, el aceite de oliva y sazonar con un un poco de zumo de lima, sal y pimienta

HOW TO PRESENT IT?

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Serve in a deep plate or bowl, place the tomato and cucumber tartar in the middle, add the gazpacho and decorate with a few coriander leaves.

Servir en un plato hondo o bol, colocar el tartar de tomate y pepino en el centro, verter el gazpacho y decorar con unas hojas de cilantro.

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co-founders of Grupo Mosh, welcome us at Epic Apartments in Marbella, to tell us how they started out and about their future projects

AT HOME WITH... CARMEN NAVARRETE AND ALBERT BENIFLAH

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Grupo Mosh is currently a benchmark company on the Costa del Sol, but how did the idea of creating the group come about? CN: Mosh Fun Kitchen was our first project. In 2016, we opened a restaurant inspired by New York, where you can enjoy a fun dinner and have drinks to the rhythm of the music. The following year, we made another dream come true, opening a restaurant on the beach in Marbella, where clients could have a meal and choose from an extensive menu of cocktails, while enjoying the sun and surrounded by palm trees. In 2018, our big project arrived; an emblematic building on the Golden Mile, which we call the temple of music. The disco isn’t its only appeal, but also its fusion cuisine and its magical open-air terrace. That was the year when we realised we’d become a benchmark corporate group in the sector, and that we had to restructure our business and start operating as a group. After that, just one month before all the alarms went off in Spain due to the pandemic, Motel Particulier was inaugurated, inspired by “La Belle Époque” of Paris. It’s a dinner club with an unparalleled charm. Then Vila Santee. AB: I think Grupo Mosh has evolved spontaneously and naturally. What we’ve done is create experiences which we thought were lacking in our city, Marbella. It’s been five years now since we set up our first business, and what we’ve found is that we’ve created a group, Grupo Mosh. As entrepreneurs, you’ve suffered the consequences of this pandemic first-hand. Now that it seems to be coming to an end, how do you view the current situation of the hospitality industry in Marbella? CN: We try to be as optimistic as possible about the future. Although the tourism and hospitality sectors on the Costa del Sol have been hard hit, we remain optimistic because we have absolute confidence in the prospects of our city. Marbella is unique for its beauty. AB: The hospitality industry in Marbella now is reaching its limit. If we can’t start working in the next few months with a certain degree of normality, many of us will have to close down. It’s true that we were fortunate last season, but this winter has been very hard. We stay positive and hope it will be over soon. Is it easy to combine work with family life? How do you find the perfect balance? CN: As we work together, it’s complicated, and we need help at home so as to be able to attend to our work responsibilities. For the last year, we’ve primarily been striving to form a solid structure that allows us to entrust many of our functions, and to be able to devote ourselves more to the expansion of our group, the creation of new concepts and, of course, to our family. AB: The truth is, it’s not easy, as we’re both perfectionists and obsessed with our work. We have to learn to delegate... we’re working on that. You’ve managed to give each of your premises a unique character. Where do you get your inspiration for the distinctive atmosphere you create in your businesses? CN: We draw inspiration from the wonderful experiences we’ve had travelling around the world. We love decoration.

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AB: What we enjoy most is travelling and drawing inspiration from what’s going on outside Marbella. Each business we’ve created has had a city as a reference. The atmosphere is created by our clients, we simply try to provide all the ingredients so that they always leave happy. You’re tireless workers and entrepreneurs. Can you tell us if you have any new projects in mind? AB: Despite the current situation, we intend to keep persevering, and for this summer of 2021, if all goes well, we’ll be opening a new beach club in Estepona. Your businesses are synonymous with success, so what’s the key to the Mosh phenomenon? CN: The key is never settle for less, always try to make new things happen, and surprise your clients. Along with our partners, we’re constantly trying to come up with new ideas to avoid the businesses becoming stagnant. Could you give us the keys to being the perfect host? AB: Simplicity, friendliness and treating everyone alike, no matter who they are. 4 words to define Grupo Mosh? CN: Original, fun, dynamic and surprising AB: Passion, Good atmosphere, Inspiration, Teamwork.

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F OTO S : J E S Ú S C H A C Ó N / D I R E C C I Ó N D E P R O D U C C I Ó N : A N A PAV Ó N / LO C A L I Z AC I Ó N : E P I C M A R B E L L A M A K E U P A R T I S T: N I C O L A C U D D Y / P E L U Q U E R Í A : F R A N C E S C A , S A L O N E C L E L H A I R T H E R A P Y E S T I L I S TO : E C I O R O S A F O R W O N D E R L A N D L U X E / M O S C H I N O C O U T U R E / D S Q U A R E D / R O B E R TO C AVA L L I

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co-fundadores del Grupo Mosh, nos reciben en los apartamentos Epic en Marbella, para contarnos sus comienzos y proyectos de futuro

El Grupo Mosh, actualmente es un referente en la Costa de Sol pero, ¿Cómo surgió la idea de crear el Grupo Mosh? CN: Mosh Fun Kitchen fue nuestro primer proyecto, en el año 2016 abríamos un restaurante inspirado en Nueva York donde disfrutar de una cena divertida y poder tomar las primeras copas al ritmo de la música. Al año siguiente, hicimos otro sueño realidad, abrir un restaurante en la playa de Marbella donde poder disfrutar del sol, comer y beber una carta extensa de cócteles rodeados de palmeras. En 2018, llega nuestro gran proyecto, un edificio emblemático en la milla de oro, al que denominamos el templo de la música y no solo engancha por la discoteca sino también por su cocina fusión y su terraza mágica completamente abierta. Es en ese año cuando nos damos cuenta que nos habíamos convertido en un grupo de empresas referente en el sector y que debíamos reajustar nuestra estructura empresarial y empezar a operar como grupo. Después de esto, solo un mes antes de que todas las alarmas saltaran en España por la pandemia, abrió Motel Particulier, inspirado en la “belle epoque” de París, es un dinner club con un encanto sin igual. Después Vila Santee AB: Pienso que el grupo Mosh ha ido surgiendo de forma espontánea y natural. Hemos ido creando experiencias que pensábamos que faltaban en nuestra ciudad, Marbella. Han pasado ya cinco años desde que hicimos el primer negocio y nos hemos encontrado con que hemos creado un grupo, grupo Mosh Como empresarios, habéis sufrido en primera persona las consecuencias de esta pandemia que parece que está llegando a su fin, ¿Cómo veis la situación en la que se encuentra actualmente la hostelería en Marbella? CN: Intentamos ser lo más optimistas posibles ante el futuro pero el sector turismo y hostelería en la Costa del Sol se han visto directamente castigados pero si mantenemos el optimismo es porque confiamos plenamente en las posibilidades de nuestra ciudad. Marbella es única por su belleza, AB: La hostelería en Marbella ahora mismo está al límite. Si no podemos empezar a trabajar en los próximos meses más o menos con una cierta normalidad, muchos tendremos que bajar la persiana. Es verdad que la temporada pasada fuimos unos afortunados pero este invierno ha sido muy duro. Somos positivos y esperamos que esto pase

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casa para poder atender las responsabilidades laborales a la vez. Desde hace un año estamos especialmente dedicados en formar una estructura sólida que nos permita confiar muchas de nuestras funciones y poder dedicarnos más en primera persona a la expansión de nuestro grupo, creación de nuevos conceptos y por supuesto, nuestra parcela familiar.

Sois trabajadores y emprendedores incansables, ¿Nos podéis adelantar si tenéis algún nuevo proyecto en mente? AB: pesar de los tiempos que corren no queremos parar y para este veranos 2021 si todo va bien abriremos un nuevo beach club, concretamente en Estepona.

AB: La verdad que no es fácil ya que ambos estamos obsesionados con el trabajo y somos muy perfeccionistas. Tenemos que aprender a delegar, estamos en ello.

Vuestros locales son sinónimo de éxito, pero, ¿Cuál es la clave del fenómeno Mosh? CN: La clave es no conformarse con nada, buscar siempre que pasen cosas nuevas y sorprender a tus clientes. Nuestros socios y nosotros estamos siempre intentando aportar nuevas ideas para que los negocios no se estanquen.

Habéis conseguido que vuestros locales tengan personalidad propia, ¿cómo os inspiráis para crear ese ambiente único que plasmáis en vuestros negocios? CN: Nacen de experiencias maravillosas vividas viajando por el mundo. Nos encanta la decoración. AB: Lo que más nos gusta es viajar e inspirarnos de lo que pasa fuera de Marbella. Cada negocio que hemos creado ha tenido una ciudad como referencia. El ambiente lo crean nuestros clientes, nosotros intentamos poner todos los ingredientes para que siempre se vayan felices

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Dadnos las claves para ser los perfectos anfitriones: AB: La sencillez, la amabilidad y tratar a todos de forma igual, sea quien sea. 4 palabras con las con las que definiríais Grupo Mosh CN: Original, divertido, dinámico y sorprendente AB: Pasión, buen ambiente, inspiración y trabajo en equipo


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here are instances where the works of architects surpass them in fame. The British architect, Tom Wright, is one of them. His name, unfamiliar to many, takes on meaning when it is known that he is the man behind the design of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, one of the most famous and luxurious hotels in the world. Wright designed the hotel in 1993. Its construction began a year later, and it was completed in 1999. From the outset, Wright realised the magnitude of the assignment. Standing 321 metres high, and located in the middle of the Persian Gulf, the hotel is 270 metres from the beach, situated in the sea on an artificial island connected to the mainland by a walkway. BURJ AL ARAB IN DUBAI The interior decoration was carried out by the Chinese designer, Khuan Chew, who conceived a space based on Carrara and Brazilian marble, soft velvet and 22-karat gold leaf. Managed by Jumeirah Group, the building has a facade made of Teflon-coated textile material, and has 202 suites ranging from 169 to 780 square metres. Additionally, the hotel has nine active restaurants, including the Al Mahara, a space located under the sea, where you can observe aquatic species while enjoying an exquisite meal. The Al Muntaha restaurant, which is accessed via a panoramic lift, is located 200 metres above sea level on a cantilever platform, and offers breathtaking views of the city. At night, the hotel changes colour at 15-minute intervals, through a sophisticated lighting system designed to create a curious visual effect which, nevertheless, does not disturb the guests staying there. BAHRAIN WORLD TRADE CENTER Another of the architect’s best-known works is the Bahrain World Trade Center, located in Manama, the capital of Bahrain. Each of the towers is 240 metres high, with 73 stories, and the building is known for integrating wind turbines into its design, which produce enough electricity to cover 15% of the energy consumed by the hotel. The sail-like shape of the towers is designed to act as a wind funnel to direct the air to the point where the wind turbines are located. This creates an S-shaped current that runs perpendicular to the turbines, thus increasing their potential. Tom Wright has joined the list of the most outstanding modern architects. With a passion for excitement and new challenges, and after spending a large part of his professional life as chief architect at Atkins HQ in Epsom, he left the practice in 2013 to set up WKK Architects. Since then, Wright has worked on buildings in Australia, the Middle East, the Far East, Europe and the U.S., with works such as Capital Gate, the Tehran Ribbon of Light, and the Limassol Building in Cyprus.

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ay casos de arquitectos con obras que les superan en fama. El arquitecto británico Tom Wright es uno de ellos. Su nombre, desconocido para muchos, toma sentido cuando se conoce que es quién está detrás del diseño del Burj Al Arab de Dubai, uno de los hoteles más lujosos y famosos del mundo. Wright diseñó el hotel en 1993 y un año más tarde comenzó su construcción, que terminaría en 1999. Desde un primer momento, Wright se dio cuenta de la magnitud del encargo. Con sus 321 metros de altura y situado en pleno Golfo Pérsico, el hotel está situado en el mar, a 270 metros de la playa y sobre una isla artificial que se une a tierra firme a través de una pasarela. BURJ AL ARAB DE DUBAI La decoración interior estuvo a cargo de la diseñadora china Khuan Chew, quien concibió un espacio a base de mármol de Carrara y Brasil, suave terciopelo y láminas de oro de 22 quilates. Gestionado por Jumeirah Group, el edificio tiene una fachada hecha con material textil recubierto de teflón y posee 202 suites de entre 169 y 780 metros cuadrados. Además, el hotel tiene activos nueve restaurantes, incluido el Al Mahara, un espacio situado bajo el mar y donde se pueden observar a las especies acuáticas mientras se disfruta de una exquisita comida. Por su parte, el restaurante Al Muntaha, al que se accede a través de un ascensor panorámico, está situado a 200 metros de altura, sobre una plataforma voladiza y con unas impresionantes vistas de la ciudad.

Por la noche, y a intervalos de 15 minutos, el hotel cambia de color a través de un sofisticado sistema de iluminación diseñado para crear un curioso efecto escénico que, sin embargo, no molesta a los clientes alojados. BAHRAIN WORLD TRADE CENTER Otra de las obras más conocidas del arquitecto es el Bahrain World Trade Center, situado en Manama, la capital de Baréin. Cada una de las torres tiene 240 metros de altura y 73 pisos, y el edificio es conocido por integrar aerogeneradores en su diseño, que producen tanta electricidad como para cubrir el 15% de la energía que consume el hotel. La forma de vela de las torres está diseñada para actuar como un embudo de viento y conducir al aire al punto donde se encuentran los aerogeneradores. Se crea así una corriente en forma de “S” que llega perpendicular a las turbinas, aumentando su potencial. Tom Wright ha pasado a engrosar la lista de los más destacados arquitectos modernos. Amante de las emociones y los nuevos retos, y tras pasar una gran parte de su vida profesional como jefe de arquitectura en Atkins HQ de Epsom, en 2013 abandonó el estudio para crear el WKK Architects. Desde entonces, Wright ha trabajado en edificios de Australia, Oriente Medio, Extremo Oriente, Europa y EE.UU., con obras como el Capital Gate, la Cinta de Luz de Teherán o el edificio Limassol en Chipre.

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FORCE MAJEURE, THE REBUS SIC STANTIBUS CLAUSE AND ABOVE ALL COMMON SENSE T E X T: S A N T I A G O D E L A C R U Z

Following the approval of Spanish Royal Decree 463/2020, which declared a state of alarm throughout Spain on 13th March 2020, and its subsequent modifications, we have been subjected to an exceptional situation that will last until 9th May 2021. The measures adopted by the Royal Decree, its subsequent modifications and the orders issued under the authorisations granted as a result of the situation caused by COVID-19, have had a decisive impact on many contractual relations in both the public and private spheres, as they have led to the total or partial, continuous or semi-discontinuous paralysis of a large part of the country’s economic activities, with supranational, regional and local variations. Attorneys, court representatives, judges, lawyers of the administration of justice and civil servants of the administration of justice, along with the rest of the legal operators, are contemplating how to solve the situations that have arisen from this surprising health crisis and its economic and legal impact on countless contractual legal relationships. In order to do so, we have no choice but to resort, on the one hand (1) to two legal concepts that are currently the centre of discussion - force majeure and the rebus sic stantibus clause, the exceptional nature of both of which gives rise to many doubts because their configuration is fundamentally jurisprudential and doctrinal and, on the other hand, (2) to that which should always be present in a society that wants to solve its problems without creating greater problems: common sense. Before briefly reviewing both legal concepts, we can simplify by saying that the application of force majeure is applicable in cases of supervening impossibility to fulfil what has been agreed, while when what has been agreed is not impossible, but rather when what has been agreed is possi-

ble but is much more onerous and produces a clear disproportion between the performance of one party and the other, then the rebus sic stantibus clause shall apply. In principle, force majeure only affects obligations to do or deliver a specific thing, not obligations (debts) of a purely pecuniary nature (the courts admit “at best temporary non-performance or delay” as a consequence of the supervening impossibility of fulfilling a pecuniary debt due to force majeure). However, the rebus sic stantibus clause does not distinguish between obligations of one type or another in its possible application, only in the supervening disproportion between the performance of one party and the other. FORCE MAJEURE Article 1105 of the Spanish Civil Code contains a description of unforeseeable circumstances or, in very broad terms, of the concept of force majeure: “Apart from the cases expressly mentioned in the law, and those in which the obligation so declares, no party shall be liable for events which could not have been foreseen, or which, foreseen, were unavoidable.” In these cases - events which could not have been foreseen or which, if foreseen, were unavoidable - the debtor is exempted from liability. COVID 19 is an unforeseeable event, and also seemingly unavoidable, which has disrupted the continuation of normality. But has COVID 19 resulted in a real, supervening impossibility to perform all or part of a given service or contract? This is the question that must be answered. Force majeure can only be invoked when performance of the contractual obligations proves impossible. Jurisprudence considers that all the means available to the debtor to fulfil the contractual commitment must be exhausted, including the performance of the obligation by alternative means. Consequently, it seems complicated to

invoke the supervening impossibility of paying a periodic rent or fee for companies that have the financial resources to meet such compliance during the period covered by the COVID-19 situation, although it seems logical that this would have to be qualified on a case-by-case basis so as to avoid making unfair generalisations. Finally, one thing is obvious. Case law excludes force majeure when the impossibility of fulfilling the agreed performance is caused by the debtor. The debtor who wishes to benefit from exemption from liability due to force majeure must have acted in good faith and must be able to justify that they have tried to adopt all the necessary measures to mitigate the harmful effects derived from such an event. THE REBUS SIC STANTIBUS CLAUSE Roman law did not create or generate the rebus sic stantibus clause, although at a certain stage of its development, the praetor began to grant an exception to the debtor when the creditor demanded the fulfilment of an obligation that was unfair to the latter. However, this was not a rebus sic stantibus clause. It was not until medieval law that the rebus sic stantibus clause was formulated. However, it arose in a non-express manner, when, due to the influence of Christian moral postulates, the requirement of maintaining the contract as long as things (rebus) remained as they were at the time the contract (sic stantibus) came into force. The aspect of “things being as they are” (rebus sic stantibus) is the origin of the possibility of revising contracts when things are no longer as they are. In the French 19th century, the use by the Courts of Justice of the rebus sic stantibus clause for centuries and its influence on the stability of contracts broke down for two reasons. On the one hand, due to the deep mistrust that the revolutionaries had towards the Judiciary - an essential part of the old regime- and, on the other hand, ▶ EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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due to the abuse of the interpretation of the clause in favour of the most influential. This lead to it being excluded from the French Civil Code, consequently meaning that it was not included in all the 19th century civil codes of French influence, and the Spanish Civil Code was no exception. This explains why the rebus sic stantibus clause is not included in the Spanish Civil Code. However, in the 20th century a new event of global significance brought the clause back. In the legal field, the First World War made French jurisprudence work hard and, even without regulation in its Civil Code, it began to recognise the rebus sic stantibus clause in its law of obligations to moderate the impact of the war and its consequences in the disproportionate performance of parties in a very large number of contracts. In Spanish law, once the effects of the country’s own war had been dealt with, Spanish jurisprudence tried give the rebus clause a body of doctrine, listing a series of conditions for the Courts to accept the contractual modification. However, the Spanish Supreme Court was very demanding and cautious in accepting the application of the rebus clause and even considered it a “dangerous clause”, requiring for its application an extraordinary alteration of the circumstances, an exorbitant disproportion between the benefits and the annihilation of the balance of performance (see the Supreme Court Judgements of 25th June 2007, which reproduce the jurisprudential requirements established in the Supreme Court Judgements of 17th May 1957). However, the economic crisis of 2008 transformed Spanish jurisprudence, changing the traditional approach to the figure to give it a modern vision, with a view to standardising its application by the Courts, provided that certain conditions are met: Extraordinary alteration of circumstances, a consequent exorbitant dis-

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proportion between the parties’ performances resulting in a breach of the equivalence of the considerations and that all of this occurs due to the appearance of radically unforeseeable circumstances. As additional requirements to the aforementioned presuppositions, it is necessary that the excess of burdensomeness or onerousness is not attributable to one of the parties, that there has been an act in good faith - and there is no good faith in the unilateral imposition by one of the parties of the modification of the contractual conditions under the rebus sic stantibus clause without initiating a negotiation process and, lastly, that there is no regulation or imputation of the risk derived from extraordinary and unforeseeable events in the contract. The idea that emerges from this new jurisprudential approach is that the application of the rebus clause by the Courts should not be something exceptional, but rather that its consideration should be standardised as it is a mechanism for restoring the balance of performance, accepted by law and based on the principles of good faith and contractual commutativity. There is no doubt that COVID 19, the lockdown, standstill or slowdown of economic activity are all exceptional circumstances that alter the onerousness of contracts and the proportion of the respective performances of the contracting parties. However, this is where common sense - and good faith - must prevail. The rebus clause is not a weapon or an excuse for non-performance of contracts in the form of procedural trickery. COMMON SENSE Gertrude Stein (American author, essayist, poet, playwright and businesswoman, who was born on 3rd February 1874 in Pennsylvania, USA

and died on 27th July 1946 in Neuilly sur Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France) said that “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” This woman, ahead of her time, had already foreseen the pernicious effects of an excess of information and a lack of knowledge, a destructive combination of common sense. And what does common sense dictate? That before flooding the courts with avoidable lawsuits, in the private legal sphere, we as parties should try to renegotiate the terms of contracts that have been affected by the unforeseeable circumstance of COVID 19 in a fair and reasonable manner. That we should make preventive advice work to find the lost contractual balance, understanding that not winning is not necessarily losing. We have all been compiling judgements that have been upheld and some that have been rejected by the different Courts in order to situate ourselves, to prepare ourselves, to do our work better and to be able to advise our clients. Some judgments relating to leases of hotel rents, restaurants, commercial premises, airport shops, others relating to sales contracts, resolutions for non-payments, etc. With them and with the true legal understanding of force majeure in some cases and of the rebus sic stantibus clause in others, we must avoid misuse, but we must also avoid invented excuses, throwing weapons or procedural trickery deprived of good faith. We must apply common sense -and good faith-, we must avoid submitting ourselves to already overcrowded and in some cases collapsed courts, and we must encourage agreements between the parties -in private legal relations- with temporary formulas of reciprocal convenience to alleviate losses and reduce a wave of litigation due to non-payment, contentious contractual resolutions and bankruptcy proceedings.


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Este magnífico y lujoso ático ubicado en el Castillo de San Luis destaca por las características únicas de los jardines, interiores y exteriores con una gran piscina con puente y cascada. EN

Espectacular ático en Torremolinos, en la Playa de La Ca rihuela. Dispone de un gran salón independiente, comedor, 3 dormitorios y 3 baños (baño del dormitorio principal en suite con vestidor), cuenta con 2 terrazas de 50 y 20 m2 , 2 plazas de garaje y un trastero doble.

Spectacular penthouse in Torremolinos, located in La Carihuela Beach. It has a large independent living room, a large dining room, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (a dressing room in the Master Bedroom), it has 2 terraces of 50 and 20m2 each, 2 parking spaces and a double storage room.

Este magnífico y lujoso ático se encuentra ubicado en el mejor edificio de Torremolinos, en el Castillo de San Luis, por encima de la playa de la Carihuela, goza de magníficas vistas al mar. La vivienda consta de 248 m2 de casa, un amplio y luminoso salón abriéndose a una gran terraza frontal con jacuzzi, comedor, que disfruta de unas vistas panorámicas excepcionales al mar.

This magnificent and luxurious penthouse is located in the best building in Torremolinos, above the Carihuela beach. The property has unbeatable seaviews. The Property consists of 248m2, a spacious and bright living room opening into a large front-te rrace with a jacuzzi, a dining room, with exceptional panoramic seaviews.

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This magnificent penthouse is located just 10 minutes from Pablo Picasso International Airport and 15 minutes from the center of Malaga. A few steps from the beach and as well as the center of Torremolinos and train station connecting with the airport, Málaga and Costa del Sol.

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Exclusiva zona residencial perteneciente al distrito Este de la ciudad de Málaga. El chalet con fachada de piedra caliza, tiene 514 metros cuadrados construidos, en parcela de 842 metros cuadrados, repartido en 4 plantas. Cuenta con 6 dormitorios, 5 baños y 1 aseo, 3 salones, orientación Sur, 3 plazas de garaje. ES

Desde su luminoso salón con grandes ventanales orientado al sur se accede al amplio porche solado en un agradable composite de madera que se entremezcla con el frescor de una cuidada pradera de césped y su piscina en dos niveles en gresite azul. En la planta alta se ubican los dormitorios, todos con un amplio tamaño y como pieza estrella el dormitorio principal en suite con un fantástico vestidor forrado en madera y un precioso baño aplacado en mármol travertino con cabina de ducha en lluvia. The villa has a limestone facade, has 514 square meters built, on a 842 square meters plot, distributed over 4 floors. It has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 1 toilet, 3 living rooms, 3 parking spaces. EN

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ow is it that entrepreneurs focused on Marbella luxury decide to opt for Malaga? Carlos Rodríguez - The city of Malaga has experienced a remarkable transformation in recent years, becoming one of the fastest growing, most dynamic, culturally rich, and highly attractive cities to reside in. Based on these factors it was clear that Malaga’s residential market needed an iconic project fulfilling the shortage of high end properties in the city. How has the experience been so far? Luis Rodríguez - Working with an architect like Carlos Lamela, who has designed world-renowned flagship projects, has been an equally gratifying and enriching experience. Sales volume throughout the past year as well as currently has far exceeded our expectations despite the complexity of the pandemic, which ironically has had a very positive effect on high end real estate on the costa del sol, particularly in EPIC MARBELLA AND SB TOWER. We´re also pleased to announce and inaugurate the beginning of construction in SB Tower in Malaga this month. ”Sierra Blanca Tower” along with “EPIC by FENDI” in Marbella are the two most luxurious residential projects currently being developed in Spain and beyond. Two pharaonic megaprojects - quite a feat in the middle of a pandemic! What was your strategy? Carlos Rodríguez - Always remaining faithful to our philosophy as a company of maintaining the very highest quality standard and commitment to producing excellence, highly sought after locations, innovative design, and a very close, personal relationship with our clients. What are the differences between investors in Marbella and Malaga? What’s the buyer profile? Luis Rodríguez - The buyer profile in general is more international than ever, in both projects. Without specifying any in particular, North American, South American, Arabic, European, etc. and a recent growing demand from Spanish clients as well which is a very positive reference point.

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There are more national clients in Sierra Blanca Tower which in turn has encouraged many international buyers, who traditionally invested in Marbella, to make the leap to Malaga, upon seeing the opportunity to be a part of an unprecedented project in luxury and quality. What would you highlight about “Sierra Blanca Tower”? Carlos Rodríguez - The first true luxury project in the city of Malaga. SB Tower will be the tallest building on the western perimeter of the capital, reaching 21 floors and 81 metres maximum height. Malaga’s urban planning for future buildings no longer permits a height aboSierra Blanca Tower

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ve 60 metres, which guarantees the residents of Sierra Blanca Tower fully panoramic views from all levels and viewpoints in each and every apartment. What type of services will “Sierra Blanca Tower” have? Luis Rodríguez - SB Tower residents will enjoy truly world class amenities on the highest level such as three swimming pools; spa jet circuit pool, an indoor climatized pool, and a roof terrace sun deck pool on the 21st floor, having the most breathtaking views of Malaga. SB Tower gym will also enjoy stunning sea views, co-working area, entertainment/games room, as well as first aid assistance, etc. What would you say to a future buyer to make them decide to invest in “Sierra Blanca Tower”? Luis Rodríguez - Simply look at our track record of leading and widely revered developments by Sierra Blanca Estates over the last 36 years which have clearly stood the test of time. Some of which are the original villa estates and mansions in Urb. Marbella Sierra Blanca, Marbella´s most prestigious address. Reserva de Sierra Blanca, an outstanding recent success

of luxury duplex apts in Sierra Blanca; Epic Marbella, currently the leading true luxury project on the Mediterranean coast in association with Fendi Casa. Our concept is to provide extra large premium residences with the highest quality standard incorporating world class amenities and concierge services, all within the confines of the development in Marbella and Malaga alike. Sierra Blanca Estates is positioned as the leading luxury developer on the Costa del Sol. What’s the next project you have in mind, and where? Carlos Rodríguez - Due to incalculable hard work, perseverance and some good fortune, both Epic Marbella and Sierra Blanca Tower projects are under construction whereby sales are progressing at well beyond initial projections allowing us to start advancing new project ventures. Several exciting projects are already in the planning phase, the most immediate ones being launched this summer. We can however reveal two extraordinary villa projects in Sierra Blanca and a fully branded complex of seven villas by Karl Lagerfeld on the Golden Mile, a truly revolutionary concept in Marbella luxury living. ■

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¿Cómo unos empresarios centrados en el lujo marbellí, deciden apostar por Málaga? Carlos Rodríguez - La ciudad de Málaga se ha transformado en los últimos años siendo hoy un referente a nivel nacional e internacional. Debido a esto, identificamos la necesidad en el mercado residencial malagueño de un proyecto icónico y de máxima calidad que también contribuya a su crecimiento como gran ciudad.

lujo que están desarrollándose en España actualmente. Dos mega proyectos faraónicos. ¡Toda una proeza en plena pandemia! ¿Cuál ha sido vuestra estrategia? Carlos Rodríguez - Seguir fieles a nuestros pilares como empresa, que son la apuesta por la máxima calidad en las mejores ubicaciones, el diseño más innovador, y una relación cercana y personal con los clientes.

¿Qué tal la experiencia? Luis Rodríguez - Trabajar con un arquitecto como Carlos Lamena, que ha diseñado proyectos emblemáticos conocidos en todo el mundo, está siendo una gran experiencia. Estamos muy satisfechos con los resultados en ventas a pesar de la complejidad de este año de pandemia, y encantados de empezar este mes con la construcción. “Sierra Blanca Tower” junto con “EPIC by FENDI”, en Marbella, son los dos proyectos residenciales de más

¿Qué diferencias encontráis entre los inversores de Marbella y Málaga?, ¿cuál es el perfil de comprador? Luis Rodríguez - El perfil del comprador en general es más internacional que nunca, tanto en un proyecto como el otro, vemos nacionalidades que no solíamos ver, no destacando una nacionalidad en particular, tenemos clientes norteamericanos, sudamericanos, árabes, europeos, etc y también españoles. En Sierra Blanca Tower hay más clientes nacionales, pero también ha animado a muchos compradores internacionales que

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invertían tradicionalmente en Marbella y Costa del sol, y que ahora dan el salto a Málaga al ver la oportunidad con un proyecto sin precedentes en lujo y calidad.

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¿Qué es lo que más destacaríais de “Sierra Blanca Tower”? Carlos Rodríguez - El primer proyecto de lujo verdadero en la ciudad de Málaga. Va a ser el edificio más alto de todo el litoral oeste de la capital, con 81 metros de altura. El planeamiento de Málaga para futuros proyectos ya no permite más de 60 metros de altura, lo que garantiza a los propietarios de Sierra Blanca Towers unas vistas frontales y panorámicas de todos los apartamentos ¿Con qué tipo de servicios contará “Sierra Blanca Tower”? Luis Rodríguez - Contarán con servicios exclusivos que no se han visto hasta ahora en proyectos de la capital, como tres piscinas diferentes, una en el Spa, una interior climatizada, y otra exterior en la planta 21 con las mejores vistas de Málaga. También contarán con un gimnasio con vistas panorámicas al mar, zona de coworking, ludoteca, enfermería etc.

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Qué le diríais a un futuro comprador para que se decida a invertir en “Sierra Blanca Tower”? Luis Rodríguez - Le enseñaría los proyectos desarrollados en los últimos 36 años por Sierra Blanca, como las villas Urb. Marbella Sierra Blanca, Reserva de Sierra Blanca que fue todo un éxito de ventas y Epic Marbella que es posiblemente el mejor proyecto de lujo del Mediterráneo europeo y que conozca nuestros pisos piloto para que entienda el concepto de vivienda que desarrollamos y que ahora queremos trasladar a Málaga. Sierra Blanca Estates se posiciona como principal promotora de lujo en La Costa del Sol. ¿Cuál es el próximo proyecto que tenéis en mente?, ¿dónde? Carlos Rodríguez - Por suerte estos dos proyectos Epic Marbella y Sierra Blanca Tower están en proceso de construcción y tienen un nivel de ventas muy bueno, lo que nos permite pensar en nuevos proyectos. Tenemos varios en fase de estudio pero los más inmediatos se lanzarán este mismo verano y lo que podemos adelantar es que serán dos villas en sierra blanca y un conjunto de 7 villas en milla de oro y serán algo que el mercado no ha visto hasta ahora. ■

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SANDON breaks into furniture design with an online custom-made furniture concept manufactured exclusively by highly qualified Spanish artisans. The customer has the ability to customize their own piece by selecting, if desired, the choice of fabric and the colour of wood finish to suit to their style. It offers truly unique pieces for those discerning customers who appreciate the value of small details. Totally hand crafted by recognized Spanish craftsmen, who in many cases are continuing a unique and rare skill that is often under threat of being lost in this day and age, each piece made by SANDON is a one-off. SANDON’s key values are quality and individuality. Only with high quality materials can pieces be designed to last, a value that appeals to our growing need for sustainability: buy less, but buy better. SANDON maintains the philosophy of acquiring furniture that adapts to the style of each client and that endures the test of time and trends. With clean and elegant lines, neutral colors with a prominent use of white, SANDON pieces match in perfect harmony with many other objects, elevating the everyday by creating a comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere. SANDON is also a design studio that responds to the needs of its private and professional clients. SANDON´s team will give advice on all aspects of the design process, from the choice of the fabrics, color palettes, decorative styles and personalized furniture pieces to art and antiques - not forgetting larger projects such as the complete design of houses, restaurants, hotels, etc. SANDON belongs to the Norwegian group ANTIMA, whose main company is Antima Homes, based in Marbella, and highly respected within the luxury real estate sector for turnkey projects of some of the most exclusive villas in the world. Business origins date back to 1929, and over four generations have made craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail the fundamental axis of this company’s continuing evolution. All of this contributes to Sandon’s DNA which is naturally reflected in the new SANDON brand. ■ sandon.es

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SANDON NUE VA FIRMA ONL IN E D E MUE B L E S PE R SON A L I Z A B LES CREADOS PO R A RT E SA N OS E SPA Ñ O L E S EL CLIENTE PE RSO NA LIZ A Y COM P ON E S U P ROP IA P IEZ A EL IGIEN D O, S I AS Í LO D E SEA , LA TE LA Y EL COLOR DE M ADER A EN F U N CIÓN DE S U E ST I LO

SANDON irrumpe en el diseño de mobiliario con un concepto de venta online de muebles a medida fabricados exclusivamente por artesanos españoles altamente cualificados. Además, el cliente personaliza y compone su propia pieza eligiendo, si así lo desea, la tela y el color de madera en función de su estilo. SANDON propone piezas verdaderamente singulares para un público conocedor del valor de las pequeñas cosas, por ejemplo, del tacto sutil de un tejido o de la perfección en la manufactura de la madera. Realizadas a medida, trabajadas manualmente, con el tiempo requerido entre cada proceso de su fabricación, y solo en manos de artesanos de diversos puntos de la geografía española, y que en muchos casos continúan labores en peligro de extinción por falta de relevo generacional. La apuesta de SANDON les pone en valor. A partir de materiales de alta calidad, son piezas concebidas para durar, un valor que apela a la sostenibilidad: comprar menos, pero comprar mejor. Al margen de tendencias ni dictados, se recupera, además, la filosofía de adquirir muebles que se adaptan al estilo de cada cliente y que no pasan de moda. De líneas depuradas y elegantes, y colores neutros, con gran protagonismo del blanco, son piezas perfectas para convivir con

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otros objetos en perfecta armonía y elevar el conjunto creando un ambiente confortable y sofisticado. Resultan ideales tanto en apartamentos o viviendas urbanas como en casas de campo, bien minimalistas, bien acogedoras. Estudio de interiorismo Junto con la venta online de muebles a medida, SANDON completa su actividad con un estudio de diseño que responde a las necesidades de sus clientes, privados y profesionales. Su equipo asesora en la elección de tejidos, paletas de colores, estilo decorativo, mobiliario personalizado y también arte y antigüedades, y diseña íntegramente casas, así como restaurantes, hoteles, etc. SANDON pertenece al grupo de origen noruego ANTIMA, cuya principal empresa es Antima Homes, con base en Marbella y con un gran reconocimiento en el sector inmobiliario de lujo, firmando los proyectos llave en mano de las villas más exclusivas del mundo. El origen empresarial se remonta a 1929 y a lo largo de cuatro generaciones han convertido en el eje fundamental el trabajo artesanal, la calidad y la atención al detalle. Todo ello conforma su ADN, así como su estilo de vida, y todo naturalmente está reflejado en su nueva marca SANDON. ■ sandon.es


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celas del Golf in Las Brisas - one of the most sought-after communities in Marbella. It’s just a walking distance from all the amenities and a 5 minutes’ drive from the famous Puerto Banus with all its shops and restaurants. A stunning, contemporary and elegant family villa distributed on 4 floors, making it ideal for various types of families. Moreover, it has a close connection to several golf courses, making it ideal for golf players. Alternatively, it´s also perfect for families who like to be close to the city centre but still enjoy a calm and secure neighbourhood close to nature. In addition, it has its own driveway parking, making it easily accessible at any hour of the day. Villa Aerin is in a secure community within a gated urbanisation that has a communal pool and a tennis court exclusively reserved for the few home owners who share the same communal area. ▶


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HIGH QUALITY DESIGN The open plan kitchen/dining/living space is the gathering point of this family home that opens up to a private terrace with outdoor pool set within a spacious & established garden overlooking Mediterranean nature. The interior is designed using neutral tones and natural materials with accents of bronze. Marble design is used throughout the villa, giving it a contemporary yet timeless aesthetic. With carefully chosen materials and bespoke furniture, this villa is constructed to perfection and is finished with the highest building standards. ■ Get in touch with the Blackshaw team today and they will gladly show you around this beautiful villa so you can experience it yourself. info@blackshawinteriordesign.com or (+34) 951 403 787.

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I have found that in the Costa del Sol, especially in Marbella, we are surrounded by wonderful villas that need change, certain houses have had previous lives and are now relatively outdated. But we are also surrounded by very modern villas that lack character and style. How can we add that interesting touch to a room, providing it with personality and making it exclusive? The first thing I like to observe is what type of room we are in and what surrounds us. The exterior environments and the structures of the houses have a lot of personality and speak for themselves, setting the new beginning and changes of the house. My purpose is to create designs and environments that are able to be enjoyed throughout the day, regardless of the time of day or the weather. Even when we are alone or entertaining guests. Likewise,each of these spaces and even the exteriors of the villas have to be united under a unique concept, sothat both the owners, guest are at ease from the first moment. In the study where we begin our journey, we observe these very significant elements. We then proceed to think about the reasons why our clients want to change their environment and what we as the designers see that needs to be improved. Our first stop is always the lighting. The importance of developing a good lighting concept that allows us to create environments throughout the day. Subsequently the selection of material. It is important to decide which are the appropriate materials for the different rooms in order to be able to convert them into what the clients are looking for. The selection of these materials, the furniture, the textures, and the colors that we choose will define and apply unique personality to each of the rooms. I always recommend creating different areas within a room, to enjoy it the most. Our activity throughout the day is different, so it is very important to adapt the environment to our lifestyle. The formula to achieve interesting, comfortable spaces with a personality that invites you to stay, is to analyze the way of life, needs, and tastes of our clients, combining them with the personality of the house itself. We achieve the exclusivity of them by using quality materials and uniquely combining them with our client’s furniture or with new pieces that suit the tenant or owner of the house completely. ■ www.urbanointeriors.com

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Me he encontrado con que en la Costa de Sol, especialmente en Marbella, estamos rodeados de villas maravillosas que necesitan un cambio, ya que las casas también tienen un periodo de vida y muchas están muy desfasadas. Pero también estamos rodeados de villas muy modernas que carecen de personalidad. ¿Cómo podemos añadir ese toque interesante a una estancia, proveyéndola de personalidad y haciéndola exclusiva? Lo primero que me gusta observar es en qué tipo de estancia nos encontramos y qué nos rodea. El ambiente exterior y la estructura de las casas tienen mucha personalidad y hablan por sí mismos dictándonos la línea a seguir en los interiores. Mi finalidad es crear diseños y ambientes para poder disfrutarlos a lo largo de todo el día, independientemente de la hora del día o el tiempo que haga o si estamos solos o recibiendo visitas. Así mismos cada uno de esos espacios e incluso los exteriores de las villas tienen que estar aunados bajo un concepto único, para que tanto los dueños como las visitas desde el primer momento se encuentren a gusto. En el estudio comenzamos nuestra andadura observado estos elementos tan importantes, procederemos a pensar en la razón de por qué quieren nuestros clientes cambiar un ambiente y qué vemos nosotros que es necesario mejorar.

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Nuestra primera parada es siempre la iluminación. La importancia de desarrollar un buen concepto de iluminación que nos permita crear ambientes a lo largo de todo el día. Posteriormente la selección de materiales. Es muy importante decidir cuales son los materiales adecuados para las diferentes estancias y ponerlos en relación con los gustos y necesidades de nuestros clientes. La selección de esos materiales, del mobiliario, las texturas y colores que elijamos definirán y darán personalidad a cada una de las estancias. Yo recomiendo siempre la creación de diferentes zonas dentro de una estancia, para de verdad disfrutarla. Nuestra actividad a lo largo del día es diferente, con lo que es muy importante adaptar los ambientes a nuestra forma de vivir. La fórmula para conseguir espacios interesantes, cómodos y con personalidad que inviten a quedarse es analizar la forma de vivir, necesidades y gustos de nuestros clientes, combinándolos con la personalidad de la propia casa. La exclusividad la conseguimos haciendo uso de materiales de calidad y combinándolos de forma única con el mobiliario de nuestro cliente o con piezas nuevas que se adaptan al 100% a cada habitante de la casa. ■ www.urbanointeriors.com


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TEYDE MARBELLA LUXURY DOMOTIC SYSTEM FOR EXCLUSIVE VILLAS WHY TEYDE Since we began in 1989 until today, we continue with the same philosophy that has made us become the sector’s home automation benchmark in terms of quality of facilities, operation and quality of systems, showing the most absolute honesty and loyalty to our customers. Through a continuous process of internal improvement, our systems continue to evolve year after year to satisfy each of your needs. For this, we ensure the perfect functioning of our systems by carrying out each of our projects with our own personnel, we do not subcontract. We train our employees with the relevant courses carried out by experts and adapted to our philosophy of taking care of every detail of the installation. OUR PHILOSOPHY Our maximum objective is a satisfied customer, it is to provide the best technological experience with solutions that connect people with the lifestyle they want. This entails creating unique solutions for families, professional environments and guests to enjoy, generating an experience in the use and control of the truly intuitive, completely personalized to the client’s taste. Due to this philosophy of work and honesty, the end customer will always be the greatest beneficiary of our services. We do not

pay commissions to third parties, since this would lead to a detriment in the quality of the equipment and an increase in the price of the project, a situation in which we are not involved, we will never work below the quality standards that we set, we only use materials top quality, with impeccable reliability and response, benchmarks and leaders in its sector. Only in this way can we ensure final customer satisfaction, boast of the quality of our facilities and carry out exclusive projects equipped with the equipment that these projects deserve. OUR MARKETS AND SERVICES Through a continuous analysis of the sector, we anticipate the needs that our clients may require, offering with our services the most complete and advanced offer in integral solutions, satisfying future guests and owners of hotels, residential, luxury villas and the corporate sector. Covering any need you may need such as home automation, lighting, climate control, movie theaters, hidden audio, video distribution, acoustic treatment, ensuring its perfect installation and operation. Because for your luxury home to be just as you imagined it, you need luxury equipment and professionals who know how to work and take care of every detail. ■ EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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POR QUÉ TEYDE Desde que comenzamos en 1989 hasta hoy, continuamos con la misma filosofía que nos ha hecho llegar a ser el referente domótico del sector en cuanto a calidad de instalaciones, funcionamiento y calidad de sistemas, mostrando la más absoluta honradez, lealtad y fidelidad hacia nuestros clientes. A través de un continuo proceso de mejora interna, nuestros sistemas continúan evolucionando año tras año para satisfacer cada una de sus necesidades. Para ello, nos aseguramos del perfecto funcionamiento de nuestros sistemas realizando cada uno de nuestros proyectos con personal propio, no subcontratamos. Formamos a nuestros empleados con los pertinentes cursos realizados por expertos y adecuados a nuestra filosofía de cuidar cada detalle de la instalación. NUESTRA FILOSOFIA Nuestro máximo objetivo es un cliente satisfecho, es brindar lamejor experiencia tecnológica con soluciones que conecten a las personas con el estilo de vida que desea. Esto conlleva crear soluciones únicas para que lo disfruten familias, entornos profesionales y huéspedes, generando una experiencia en el uso y control de la verdaderamente intuitiva, completamente personalizada al gusto del cliente . Por esta filosofía de trabajo y honradez, el cliente final siempre será el mayor beneficiario de nuestros servicios. No pagamos comisiones a terceros, ya que esto conllevaría a un detrimento en la calidad del equipamiento y un incremento en el precio del proyecto, situación de la que no somos participes, nunca trabajaremos por debajo de los estándares de calidad que marcamos, únicamente utilizamos materiales de primera calidad, con una fiabilidad y respuesta impecable, referentes y líderes de su sector. Solamente así podremos asegurar la satisfacción final del cliente, vanagloriarnos de la calidad de nuestras instalaciones y de realizar proyectos exclusivos dotados con el equipamiento que merecen estos proyectos. NUESTROS MERCADOS Y SERVICIOS A través de un continuo análisis del sector nos anticipamos a las necesidades que pudiera requerir nuestros clientes, ofreciendo con nuestros servicios la oferta más completa y avanzada en soluciones integrales ,satisfaciendo a los futuros huéspedes y propietarios de hoteles, residenciales , villas de lujo y del sector corporativo. Cubriendo cualquier necesidad que pueda necesitar cómo domótica, iluminación, control del clima, salas de cine, audio oculto, distribución de video, tratamiento acústico , asegurándonos su perfecta instalación . Porque para que tu hogar de lujo sea tal como lo imaginabas, necesita un equipamiento de lujo y profesionales que sepan trabajar y cuidar cada detalle. ■

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ART AS AN

INVESTMENT Buying art is a safe bet, as these pieces do not fluctuate as much as the stock market, real estate or other types of assets. Hence the reason why more and more people are focusing on art as a form of investment. Millionaires, singers, actors, film directors and sportsmen have come to create significant artistic patrimonies by investing their fortunes in art. One of the most renowned is George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas, who has a collection of some $600 million, with works by Norman Rockwell and Edgar Degas, among others. The singer, Madonna, also has a private collection valued at some $100 million, with paintings by Frida Kahlo, the painter she has admired since she was a child. For his part, the actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has an artistic patrimony of around $260 million, and he has become one of the world’s biggest investors. His collection includes works by Picasso and Oscar Murillo.

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he film director, Sophia Coppola, also has a collection of very valuable paintings and photographs. Former footballer, David Beckham, with a collection valued at around £40 million, loves provocative British art, including works by Banksy. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are also great art lovers, and had a private collection valued at €18 million. After their separation, the actress put up for sale a painting by Winston Churchill that Pitt once acquired for her, and which Christie’s has valued at an estimated price of between 1.7 and 2.8 million euros.

Jackson Pollock’s painting, Number 17A, 1948, was acquired by the multimillionaire art collector, Kenneth C. Griffin, for some $200 million, while Paul Gauguin’s Nafea Faa Ipoipo, created in 1892, was bought by the Swiss collector, Rudolf Staechelin, for $300 million.

THE MOST EXPENSIVE WORKS OF ART Art collectors say that each piece is a unique, exclusive object, which appreciates in value year after year, reaching stratospheric figures. The painting Salvator Mundi, the last work painted by Leonardo Da Vinci around the year 1500, was sold for more than $450 million. Another noteworthy work of art was Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players, which was bought by Qatar’s royal family for $274 million.

Suprematist Composition by Kazimir Malevich, The Grand Snowing Mountains by Cui Ruzhuo, and The Visitor by Marlene Dumas are some other works that have been acquired for exorbitant prices.

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For their part, modern works of art also fetch very high prices. One example is the sculpture Rabbit, by the American, Jeff Koons, which reached a price of more than $91 million, the highest figure ever for a living artist.

FAIRS AND AUCTIONS Fairs play an important role in boosting sales and generating trends. Art Basel, in Basel (Swit-

zerland), the most important event in the contemporary art calendar worldwide, and Frieze, in London (United Kingdom), which brings together almost 200 contemporary art galleries, are both worthy of note. Artissima, in Turin (Italy) has sections dedicated to galleries and emerging artists. And FIAC, in Paris (France), also features exhibitions and conferences. For its part, at TEFAF, in Maastricht (The Netherlands), you can see the best works of the moment. Finally, there is another way to obtain a work of art, and that is to participate in an auction. Prestigious auction houses, such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, dictate the rules of the market. Founded in London in 1744 and 1766 respectively, they usually have between 20 and 40 auctions per month, offering investors and private collectors the opportunity to get their hands on the best works on the market. ■


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Comprar arte es una apuesta segura, ya que las piezas no sufren tantas fluctuaciones como el mercado de valores, los bienes raíces u otras clases de activo. Es por ello que cada vez más personas se centran en las obras de arte como forma de inversión.

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illonarios, cantantes, actores, directores de cine y deportistas han llegado a crear importantes patrimonios artísticos al invertir sus fortunas en arte. Uno de los más destacados es George Lucas, el creador de las sagas de Star Wars e Indiana Jones, que tiene una colección de unos 600 millones de dólares, con obras de Norman Rockwell y Edgar Degas, entre otros. También la cantante Madonna posee una colección privada, valorada en unos 100 millones de dólares, con cuadros de Frida Kahlo, la pintora que admira desde que era pequeña. Por su parte, el actor Leonardo DiCaprio tiene un patrimonio artístico que ronda los 260 millones de dólares y se ha convertido en uno de los mayores inversores a nivel mundial. En sus colecciones se pueden ver obras de Picasso y Oscar Murillo. La directora de cine Sophia Coppola también tiene pinturas y fotografías muy valoradas, y al ex futbolista David Beckham, con una colección valorada en unos 40 millones de libras, le encanta el arte provocador británico, con obras de Banksy. Brad Pitt y Angelina Jolie también son unos grandes amantes del arte y tenían una colección privada valorada en 18 millones de euros. Tras su separación la actriz ha puesto a la venta un cuadro de Winston Churchill que en su día adquirió Pitt para ella y que la casa Christie´s lo ha valorado en un precio estimado de entre 1,7 y 2,8 millones de euros. OBRAS MÁS CARAS Los coleccionistas de arte aseguran que las obras son un objeto único y exclusivo, que se revaloriza año tras año alcanzando cifras estratosféricas. El cuadro Salvator Mundi, la última obra que pintó Leonardo Da Vinci en torno a 1500, se vendió por más de 450 millones de dólares. Destaca también la obra Los jugadores de cartas, de Paul Cezanne, que fue comprada por la familia real de Qatar por 274 millones de dólares.

El cuadro N. 17º, 1948, de Jackson Pollock fue adquirido por el multimillonario coleccionista de arte Kenneth C. Griffin por unos 200 millones de dólares, mientras que Nafea faa ipoipo, de Paul Gauguin y elaborado en 1892, lo compró el coleccionista suizo Rudolf Staechelin por 300 millones de dólares. Por su parte, las obras de arte moderno también alcanzan altísimos precios. Un ejemplo es la escultura Rabbit, del norteamericano Jeff Koons, que alcanzó un precio de más de 91 millones de dólares, la cifra más alta alcanzada con un artista vivo. Composición suprematista de Kazimir Malévich, The Grand Snowing Mountains de Cui Ruzhuo, y The Visitor de Marlene Dumas son algunas otras obras que han sido adquiridas por precios desorbitados. FERIAS Y SUBASTAS Las ferias juegan un destacado papel como dinamizadoras de las ventas y generadoras de tendencias. Destaca la Art Basel, en Basilea (Suiza), el evento más destacado del calendario del arte contemporáneo mundial, y Frieze, en Londres (Reino Unido), en el que se dan cita casi 200 galerías de arte contemporáneo. Artissima, en Turín (Italia) tiene secciones dedicadas a galerías y artistas emergentes. Y FIAC, en París (Francia), se completa con exposiciones y conferencias. Por su parte, en TEFAF, en Maastricht (Países Bajos), se pueden ver las mejores obras del momento. Finalmente, hay otra manera de hacerse con una obra de arte y es participar en una subasta. Prestigiosas casas de subastas como Sotheby’s y Christie’s son las que dictan las reglas del mercado. Fundadas en Londres en el año 1744 y 1766, respectivamente, suelen tener entre 20 y 40 subas mensuales, ofreciendo a inversionistas y coleccionistas privados la oportunidad de hacerse con las mejores obras del mercado.

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WINE T E X T: PA S C U A L G O N Z Á L E Z

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exclusivelife. | WINE We are currently seeing how people are becoming more and more interested in wine and how this interest is prompting changes in the way it is made, in an attempt to adapt the product to consumers’ demands. My name is Pascual González. I am a sommelier and director of the Decopaencopa Wine Club and I am here to tell you about 4 new trends in the world of wine and about my personal project. ORGANIC AND NATURAL WINES Organic and natural wines are based on organic agriculture, which means that the wines are cultivated in an environmentally friendly way and without using any chemical products, trying to recover the native ecosystem by controlling pests biologically and, above all, placing value on the terroir, which when all is said and done, is where the wine originates. LOCAL OR REGIONAL WINES Giving value to regional products and the distinctive nature of each region, is something consumers find very appealing. Tradition, local grape varieties, as well as knowing the origin of these wines, arouses great interest. It is more than likely that someone who is strongly attached to their native land will ask for wines from that region. WINES WITH MORE FRUIT AND LESS OAK The days of “Parkerized” wines are long gone. This was the name used to define the style that the prestigious wine critic Robert Parker preferred: strong, concentrated wines with intense aromas and a pronounced taste of new oak in the wine. Now, as consumers’ tastes evolve, we are moving towards wines that are easier to drink and place less emphasis on extraction and oak. Wines of terroir and varietal character. SMALL PRODUCTIONS By nature, our brain tends to be quite exquisite, and when we see written on the bottle or we hear the sommelier say that the wine he or she is recommending is “limited production” or one of “only 900 bottles”, then we find it quite fascinating. These words awaken a psychological feeling of pleasure in us because we think they are synonymous with quality. In the great majority of small productions such a statement is true, since the smaller the production, the greater the care and attention paid to the production process. PERSONAL PROJECT The Decopaencopa Club that I run with my brother Daniel Gonzalez, is very much focused on everything I have mentioned above. Let me just explain a little about the Club. We started Decopaencopa with the dream of sharing wines from all over our country. Our goal is to encourage people to venture into this universe and discover all that wine has to offer. Hence the idea of creating a monthly selection of wines based on the knowledge and criteria of our team of sommeliers. We seek out wines that fill each bottle with honest and passionate work, wines that allow you to enjoy them to your heart’s content (gastronomic wines), wines that provide you with new experiences and, above all, wines of different styles so that we can help you to discover the diversity that both small, less well-known wineries and those with more established reputations can offer us. You can find more information on our website clubdecopaencopa.com Pascual González Marcos Sumiller y WSET3 EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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En la actualidad, se ve un creciente interés en el vino y que está sugiriendo cambios a la hora de elaborarlos, para intentar adaptarlos a las exigencias que demandan los consumidores. Mi nombre es Pascual González, sumiller y director del Club de Vinos Decopaencopa y os voy a contar 4 nuevas tendencias del vino y os hablaré también de mi proyecto personal. VINOS ECOLÓGICOS Y NATURALES. Los vinos ecológicos y naturales están basados en una agricultura ecológica, es decir, cultivar la viña respetando el medio ambiente no usando productos químicos, tratar de recuperar el ecosistema autóctono controlando biológicamente las plagas y, sobre todo, dar valor al terruño que, en definitiva, es el origen del vino. VINOS LOCALES O DE LA REGIÓN Dar valor al producto regional y la singularidad que puede aportar la zona, es un buen atractivo para el consumidor. Tradición, variedades de uvas locales, así como conocer el origen de estos vinos, despierta un gran interés. Una persona que

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tenga un arraigo sólido por su tierra se inclina a pedir los vinos de la zona. VINOS MÁS FRUTALES Y CON MENOS APORTES DE MADERA Detrás quedaron los vinos “Parkerizados”. Se llamaban así para definir el estilo preferido del prestigioso crítico de vino Robert Parker: vinos con mucha potencia, alta concentración aromática y vinos maderizados. Ahora, la evolución de los gustos del mercado va hacia vinos más fáciles de beber y con menos acento en la extracción y el roble. Vinos de terroir y carácter varietal. PEQUEÑAS PRODUCCIONES Nuestro cerebro por naturaleza es bastante exquisito, y nos fascinan ver en una botella o que nos diga el sumiller cuando nos recomienda el vino “producción limitada” o “sólo 900 botellas”. Esto nos genera un placer psíquico ya que pensamos que es sinónimo de calidad. En la gran mayoría de pequeñas producciones esta afirmación se cumple, ya que una elaboración de menor cantidad permite un mayor cuidado y atención del proceso productivo.


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PROYECTO PERSONAL El club Decopaencopa, del cual soy director junto con mi hermano Daniel González, pone en valor todo lo citado anteriormente, y a continuación os explicaré un poco del Club. Empieza con la ilusión de poder compartir vinos de cualquier rincón de nuestro país. El objetivo es poder motivar a las personas a adentrarse en este mundo y descubrir todo lo que el vino puede ofrecer. De esta manera, surge la idea de crear una selección mensual de vinos fundamentada en el conocimiento y criterio de nuestro equipo de sumilleres. Buscamos vinos que contengan un trabajo honrado y apasionado detrás de cada botella, vinos que te permitan disfrutar lo máximo posible (vinos gastronómicos), que te aporten nuevas experiencias y, sobre todo, de estilos diferentes con el fin de dar a conocer la diversidad que nos pueden aportar tanto las pequeñas bodegas menos conocidas como aquellas con mayor reputación. Podrás encontrar más información en nuestra web clubdecopaencopa.com Pascual González Marcos Sumiller y WSET3

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T HE TRA NS G RES SION OF HAUT E COUT UR E

When it comes to describing the fashion designer, Yves Saint-Laurent, any adjective would fall short. His creative genius, transgressive at many times in his life, made him a man ahead of his time, elevating him to a position reserved only for the biggest names in fashion.

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Born in Oran (Algeria), he was the eldest son of Charles Mathieu, a successful lawyer, and Lucienne Andrée Saint-Laurent, an elegant woman who immediately understood that her son was destined to be an important figure in the world of fashion. Constantly teased at school, she encouraged him to enroll in a dressmaking training centre in Paris, and he moved there when he was only 17 years old, ready to learn everything about the world of fashion. AMBITIOUS AND SENSITIVE His designs soon impressed Michel de Brunhoff, the director of Vogue, and led him to win his first awards, which would open the door to work under Christian Dior, making him his natural heir. He achieved great success with his first collection at Dior, but in 1960, he had to put his career on hold when he was forced to do military service. The harshness of the army caused him to fall into his first major depression. He was admitted to a military psychiatric hospital, and when he was discharged, he found that the house of Dior had replaced him. Yves Saint-Laurent sued the firm, and with the compensation received, he started his own couture house, with the constant

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support of Pierre Bergé, the business partner who would eventually become his life partner. CREATOR OF THE WOMEN’S TUXEDO In 1962, he presented the first collection under his name, and four years later he launched the women’s tuxedo, which has become a fashion icon today. The couturier was the forerunner of numerous garments, such as the sahariana, shorts, transparent blouses and open-back dresses, which led him to success after success. Yves-Saint Laurent was the first designer to break the rules of haute couture. With the idea of making fashion accessible to everyone, he began to create his own prêt-à-porter collections. At the same time that he was reaping professional success, he was undergoing personal crises and addictions, which caused him to fall ill, be admitted and recover cyclically, without ever achieving emotional stability. For long periods of time, the couturier would disappear, taking refuge in his villa in Marrakech, only to reappear stronger than before. ■

FASHION ICON Throughout his career, many artists and public figures fell in love with his creations. The actress, Elizabeth Taylor, wore one of his designs at her wedding to Richard Burton, and his clients included Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren, Catherine Deneuve and Farah Diba. In 1983, the Metropolitan Museum in New York dedicated an exhibition to him, and by the end of the 1980s, his company had more than 10,000 people working in 200 countries, and a turnover of more than €360 million a year. The Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, which opened to the public in 2004, brings together the most important models from all the French couturier’s collections, along with his drawings and sketches. The Foundation houses some 5,000 outfits and more than 15,000 accessories, as well as rooms for exhibitions and press material, videos and interviews. Similarly, the designer’s legacy is also on display at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, located in the fabulous Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, the city that so inspired the French couturier. And additionally, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris, inaugurated in 2017, where its 450 m2 presents dresses, accessories, sketches, photos and videos of his career. He retired in January 2002. Six years later, he died in Paris, at the age of 71, after being ill for several months. The fashion designer, who never stopped taking risks in his creations, took his rightful place among the best designers of the 20th century. Years later, women all over the world are faithful followers of a style whose hallmark changed the fashion world forever.

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YVES SAINT LAURENT L A TR A N S GRE SIÓN DE LA ALTA CO ST U R A T E X T: E VA D E L A M O

A la hora de describir al diseñador de moda Yves Saint-Laurent cualquier adjetivo se queda muy corto. Su genio creador, transgresor en muchos momentos de su vida, le convirtió en un adelantado a su tiempo, encumbrándole a ese puesto solo reservado a los grandes de la moda. Nacido en Orán (Argelia), fue el primogénito de Charles Mathieu, abogado de éxito, y Lucienne Andrée Saint-Laurent, una elegante mujer que enseguida comprendió que su hijo había nacido para ser alguien importante en el mundo de la moda. Víctima de burlas constantes en el colegio, le animó a matricularse en un centro de aprendizaje y confección de París. A esta ciudad se mudó, cuando solo contaba con 17 años, dispuesto a aprenderlo todo del mundo de la moda. AMBICIOSO Y SENSIBLE Sus diseños pronto impresionaron a Michel de Brunhoff, director de Vogue, y le permitieron ganar sus primeros premios, lo que le abrió la puerta a trabajar a las órdenes de Christian Dior, convirtiéndole en su heredero natural. Con su primera colección en Dior obtuvo un gran éxito pero en 1960 tuvo que paralizar su carrera al verse obligado a cumplir el servicio militar. La dureza del ejército hizo que cayera en su primera gran depresión. Estuvo ingresado en un hospital psiquiátrico militar y, cuando le dieron el alta, comprobó que la casa Dior le había sustituido. Yves Saint-Laurent demandó a la firma, y con el dinero recibido por la indemnización puso en marcha su propia casa de costura, siempre apoyado por Pierre Bergé, el socio con el que tiempo se convertiría en su pareja.

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CREADOR DEL ESMOQUIN FEMENINO En 1962 presentó la primera colección con su nombre y cuatro años más tarde lanzó el esmoquin femenino, convertido hoy en un icono de la moda. El modisto fue el precursor de numerosas prendas, como la sahariana, los shorts, las blusas transparentes o los vestidos de espalda descubierta, lo que hizo enlazar éxito tras éxito. Yves-Saint Laurent fue el primer diseñador en transgredir las reglas de la alta costura. Bajo la idea de hacer asequible la moda a todos los públicos, comenzó a crear sus propias colecciones prêt-à-porter. Al mismo tiempo que cosechaba éxitos, encadenaba crisis personales y adicciones, que le hacían enfermar, ingresar y recuperarse cíclicamente, sin llegar a conseguir la estabilidad emocional. Durante largas temporadas, el modisto desaparecía, refugiándose en su villa de Marrakech, para después reaparecer con más fuerza. ICONO DE LA MODA A lo largo de su carrera, numerosas artistas y personajes de la vida pública cayeron rendidas a sus creaciones. La actriz Elizabeth Taylor lució uno de sus modelos en su boda con Richard Burton, y entre sus clientas se encontraban Marlene Dietrich, Sofía Loren, Catherine Denueve o Farah Diba. En 1983, el Metropolitan Museum de Nueva York le dedicó una exposición, y a finales de los 80, su

compañía ya contaba con más de 10.000 personas trabajando en 200 países y facturando más de 360 millones de euros anuales. La Fundación de Yves Saint Laurent, abierta al público en 2004, recoge los modelos más importantes de todas las colecciones del modisto francés, junto a sus dibujos y bocetos. La Fundación alberga unos 5.000 trajes y más de 15.000 accesorios, además de salas para exposiciones y material de prensa, vídeos y entrevistas. De igual manera, el legado del diseñador también se muestra en el Museo Yves Saint Laurent, situado en el fabuloso Jardín Majorelle de Marrakech, la ciudad que tanto inspiró al modisto francés. Y también en el Museo Yves Saint Laurent de París, inaugurado en 2017. En sus 450 m2 se muestran vestidos, accesorios, bocetos de trabajo, fotos y vídeos de su trayectoria. Su retirada tuvo lugar en enero de 2002. Seis años más tarde, moría en Paris, a los 71 años, tras varios meses enfermo. El diseñador de moda, que nunca dejó de arriesgar en sus creaciones, pasó a ocupar un puesto merecido entre los mejores diseñadores del siglo XX. Años después, mujeres de todo el mundo son fieles seguidoras de un estilo cuya impronta hizo cambiar para siempre el mundo de la moda. ■ EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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Nice Italian atmosphere in Puerto Banús, in front of Corte Inglés. Our kitchen specialised in fresh homemade pasta elaborated every day, typical homemade dishes, pinsa romana, meat and fish. Our strong point is the fresh black truffle, available throughout the year at our establishment. All our products are imported directly from "Bella Italia". Our products are also available to our clients. Enjoy a typical Italian lunch. Open from Monday to Saturday from 1pm. Visit our instagram : Casamiabanus


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A MASCULINE LOOK WITH AN EXTRA TOUCH OF FEMININITY FEW ITEMS OF CLOTHING ARE MORE FEMININE THAN A SUIT WITH A MASCULINE AIR. IT IS A PERFECT LOOK FOR THE OFFICE, AND ALSO AN ELEGANT PIECE FOR THE MOST SPECIAL OCCASIONS. A GARMENT THAT BOOSTS THE CONFIDENCE OF THE WOMAN WHO WEARS IT T E X T: E VA D E L A M O

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In different versions, fabrics and widths, the masculine suit is occupying more and more space in the female wardrobe, as a sign of strength and presence, but without sacrificing the glamour that characterises women with their own personality. This spring’s fashion does not renounce the masculine style capable of enhancing a woman’s most feminine side. They are designs for confident women, with an air of rebelliousness and, above all, a lot of style. Angel Schlesser opts for soft fabrics, jackets with plunging necklines adorned with necklaces of architectural structure, blouses with puffed sleeves and lightweight trench coats, while Isabel Sanchís proposes large lapels, sheen and a mix of shades. Brain & Beast makes a bold statement with asymmetric cut jackets, and trousers with bows as belts. Juan Carlos Pajares presents a woman with a very masculine look, in oversized jackets and vests. For his part, Marcos Luengo opts for blouses with wide sleeves, and corsets which, as a counterpoint, enhance the figure. Maine softens the masculine air of the suit with sheen, belts and feather trimmings. Dominnico opts for huge 80s shoulder pads and pastel shades. Pertegaz lets himself be carried away by ruffles, polka dots and an Andalusian style, proposing a femininity that never goes out of fashion. Finally, Devota & Lomba and Maison Mesa opt for a sober combination of colours and the always elegant black, combined with masculine hats that do not go unnoticed thanks to their size. The suit is an essential style for women. If you know how to combine it with shoes and accessories, the masculine air tends to enhance femininity even more. It is the art of being what it is not. The combination that speaks of an independent, selfconfident woman.

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LOOK MASCULINO CON UN EXTRA DE FEMINIDAD POCAS PRENDAS DE VESTIR HAY MÁS FEMENINAS QUE UN TRAJE DE CHAQUETA DE AIRES MASCULINOS. ES UN LOOK PERFECTO DE OFICINA Y TAMBIÉN UNA PIEZA ELEGANTE PARA LAS OCASIONES MÁS ESPECIALES. UNAS PRENDAS QUE OFRECEN UN EXTRA DE CONFIANZA A LA MUJER QUE LAS LLEVA T E X T: E VA D E L A M O

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En diferentes versiones, tejidos y anchos, el traje de vestir masculino ocupa cada vez más espacio en el armario femenino, como signo de fortaleza y presencia, pero sin renunciar al glamour que caracteriza a las mujeres con personalidad propia. La moda de esta primavera no renuncia al estilo masculino capaz de potenciar el lado más femenino de la mujer. Son modelos para quienes pisan fuerte, con un aire de rebeldía y, sobre todo, muchísimo estilo. Angel Schlesser apuesta por los tejidos suaves, con chaquetas con pronunciados escotes adornadas con collares de estructura arquitectónica, blusas de mangas abullonadas y gabardinas ligeras, mientras que Isabel Sanchís propone grandes solapas, brillos y mezcla de tonalidades. Brain & Beast se atreve con chaquetas de cortes asimétricos y pantalones con lazadas a modo de cinturón, y Juan Carlos Pajares presenta a una mujer con un look de aires muy masculinos, y chaquetas y chalecos oversize. Por su parte, Marcos Luengo se decanta. por blusas de mangas anchas y corsés que, como contrapunto, realzan la figura. Maine suaviza el aire masculino del traje de chaqueta con brillos, cinturones y adornos de plumas. Dominnico opta por enormes hombreras ochenteras y tonalidades de color pastel. Y Pertegaz se deja de llevar por los volantes, los lunares y el aire andaluz, proponiendo una feminidad que nunca pasa de moda. Por último, Devota & Lomba y Maison Mesa apuestan por una combinación sobria de colores y el siempre elegante negro, combinado con sombreros de corte masculino que no pasan desapercibidos por sus volúmenes. El traje de chaqueta es un estilo imprescindible para la mujer. Si se sabe combinar con zapatos y complementos, el aire masculino tiende a potenciar aún más la feminidad. Es el arte de ser lo que no es. La combinación que habla de una mujer independiente y segura de sí misma.

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Jesús Chacón, a self-taught photographer, began his professional career in the late nineties. Before focusing on artistic photography, he worked in almost all areas of the world of photography (portrait, fashion, advertising, architecture, interior design...). He has worked for international firms, such as Red Bull, Dior or Hermès. His photographs have been published in different media and magazines, such as El Mundo, El País, Traveller, Elle or Mondo Sonoro. He has had ex-

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hibitions in numerous galleries and international fairs, such as the LA Art Show (Los Angeles), Reveal International Contemporary Art Fair (New York), Art Toronto, JustMad (Madrid) or Art Marbella. His work has earned him different awards, including 1st Prize in the 5th edition of the Jalón Ángel International Photography Award and 1st Prize in the International Tour Film Festival of Rome 2015, and it forms part of both public and private collections.


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Jesús Chacón has established himself as a reference within his field, thanks to his highly original artistic projects, and the use of light and staging in his images, in order to bring to life his peculiar way of telling stories. His work, while based on solid technical experience, is constantly seeking the way to create new projects with that innocent perspective, where the image becomes the place of light and of the moment, a reflection of the enthusiasm that we cannot lose.

----------------------------------------------Jesús Chacón, fotógrafo de formación autodidacta inicia su trayectoria profesional a finales de los noventa. Antes de centrar su labor en la fotografía artística ha transitado por casi todos los ámbitos del mundo fotográfico (retrato, moda, publicidad, arquitectura, interiorismo, …). Ha trabajado para firmas internacionales como Red Bull, Dior o Hermès. Sus fotografías se han publicado en diferentes medios y revistas como El Mundo, El

País, Traveller, Elle o Mondo Sonoro. Ha expuesto en numerosas galerías y ferias internacionales como LA Art Show (Los Angeles), Reveal Internacional Contemporary Art Fair (New York), Art Toronto, JustMad (Madrid) o Art Marbella. Su obra ha merecido distintos galardones, entre otros, el 1º Premio del V Premio Internacional de Fotografía Jalón Ángel, el Primer premio del International Tour Film Festival de Roma 2015 y es parte de colecciones públicas y privadas. Jesús Chacón se ha confirmado como referente dentro de su campo por sus proyectos artísticos de gran originalidad, el tratamiento de la luz en sus imágenes y la puesta en escena que organiza para hacer realidad su peculiar forma de contar historias. Su obra busca constantemente –partiendo de una sólida experiencia técnica– crear nuevos proyectos con esa mirada inocente donde la imagen se convierte en el lugar de la luz y del instante, reflejo de la ilusión que no podemos perder. ■

Representado por EsArte Gallery “Marbella”, Eldevenir “Torrox” y Rofa Projects, Washington www.jesuschacon.com / Email: info@jesuschacon.com / Tlf: +(34) 609 65 75 06 Instagram y Facebook: @jesuschaconphotography

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TAMARA COMOLLI REDEFINES THE RULES OF WEARING FINE JEWELRY BAREFOOT LUXURY Since establishing her eponymous brand 28 years ago, designer Tamara Comolli has been reinterpreting the rules of wearing fine jewelry. Her versatile and playful yet feminine designs allow every woman to express herself in a natural and casual way. The popular MIKADO collection embodies this unique philosophy like no other. More than 30 different acorn-shaped gemstones in vibrant colors have become the favorite of numerous women around the world convincing with their individual combinability. Wearing a Diamond pendant on a casual leather strap, styling multiple necklaces as a trendy layering look, or letting a special piece of jewelry make a statement - the versatile collections leave room for the wearer’s own creativity. “As a beach girl with a nature-loving spirit, I wanted to create extraordinary jewelry that could not only be put on for special occasions but could be worn in a relaxed way throughout the day or even at the beach. Women who wear my jewelry should be able to experience our credo ‘Barefoot Luxury’ full of joy and nonchalance. I love to mix and match our collections and play around with them to create new and exciting looks every time. After all, jewelry should always be surprising and fun!”, says Tamara Comolli.

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This naturalness and joy of life is also reflected in the newest brand campaign shot on the beaches of Tulum and Malibu, where the popular face of the brand Carolyn Murphy and new model Zippora ‘Zippy’ Seven present the newest TAMARA COMOLLI design highlights charming with a twinkle in their eyes. WATER AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION The German-born designer has embodied her beach girl spirit since childhood. Growing up in Spain, Gibraltar, France and Germany, Tamara Comolli has always felt magically drawn to the element of water. It therefore comes as no surprise, that the water drop has become the hallmark of the brand adorning each of her designs in solid 18-carat gold. “I still draw my strength and inspiration from spending time out by the ocean or lake. Whether it is scuba diving or taking my dogs for a walk on the beach… You always find me near water.” It is not only the love of water that distinguishes the TAMARA COMOLLI brand, but also its endless passion for rare and color-intensive gemstones. The latter is particularly evident in Tamara Comolli’s popular Color Stories, enchanting and harmonious color compositions that create true gemstone symphonies. To ensure that only flawless precious sto-

nes are used in the collections, each stone is carefully selected by hand in the company’s own atelier at Lake Tegernsee. Especially more elaborate designs such as the MIKADO Flamenco bracelet with its 51 acorn-shaped gemstones require many years of expertise in sourcing the raw materials. Always on the lookout for treasures of nature, Tamara Comolli also celebrates special “one-offs” such as Paraiba Tourmalines or Aquamarines in unique pieces, the so-called COLLECTIBLES. SPIRIT LOCATION” MARBELLA The designer chooses the locations of her boutiques, her so-called “spirit locations”, based on personal memories and experiences that she associates with the respective place. Representing the brand ethos of ‘Barefoot Luxury’ like no other, the Marbella boutique invites you on an exotic journey discovering sunshine, happiness, and sparkling gems – by the beach! Flowing shapes, bright colored gemstones and breathtaking silhouettes make up the ultimate “Marbella Look” allowing for that glamorous resort feeling all year long…■ Boutique Address TAMARA COMOLLI Fine Jewelry, Avenida Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, at Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella.


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THE PERFECT MARBELLA LOOK

GYPSY CANDY SUN PENDANT

INDIA SNAKEWOOD BRACELET

BOUTON BRACELET

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TAMARA COMOLLI REDEFINE LAS REGLAS DE LA JOYERÍA FINA BAREFOOT LUXURY Desde que estableció la marca que lleva su nombre hace 28 años, la diseñadora Tamara Comolli ha reinterpretado las reglas de la joyería fina. Sus diseños versátiles, divertidos y femeninos permiten que cualquier mujer se exprese de una manera natural e informal. La popular colección MIKADO es el más claro ejemplo de esta filosofía. Sus más de 30 piedras preciosas en forma de bellota, que se han convertido en las favoritas de muchas mujeres de todo el mundo, destacan por sus colores vibrantes y las múltiples posibilidades de combinarlas. Un colgante de Diamantes con una correa de cuero informal, collares superpuestos en un moderno estilo a capas o una pieza especial como única protagonista: la versatilidad de las colecciones deja espacio para que cada mujer exprese su propia creatividad. «Crecí junto al mar y soy una gran amante de la naturaleza, así que quería crear joyas extraordinarias no solo para ocasiones especiales, sino que se pudieran llevar tranquilamente durante todo el día, ¡incluso en la playa! Al llevarlas, las mujeres deberían sentir nuestra filosofía del Barefoot Luxury, es decir, un concepto de lujo alegre y despreocupado. Me encanta mezclar y combinar nuestras colecciones para crear looks fascinantes. ¡Después de todo, las joyas deberían ser siempre sorprendentes y divertidas!», dice Tamara Comolli.

Esta naturalidad y alegría de vivir se refleja también en la campaña más reciente, filmada en las playas de Tulum y Malibú y protagonizada por Carolyn Murphy y Zippora ‘Zippy’ Seven, en la que se presentan los nuevos, encantadores y brillantes diseños de TAMARA COMOLLI. EL AGUA COMO FUENTE DE INSPIRACIÓN Tamara Comolli, de origen alemán, creció junto al mar en España, Gibraltar, Francia y Alemania. Desde su infancia, siempre se ha sentido mágicamente unida al agua. Por tanto, no es de extrañar que la gota de agua, que adorna cada uno de sus diseños en oro macizo de 18K, se haya convertido en el sello distintivo de la marca. «Pasar tiempo junto al océano o un lago sigue siendo mi fuente de fuerza e inspiración. Siempre estoy cerca del agua, ya sea buceando o sacando a mis perros a pasear por la playa». La marca TAMARA COMOLLI no se distingue solo por su amor por el agua, sino también por su pasión por las gemas raras y de colores intensos. Esto último es particularmente evidente en las populares Color Stories de Tamara Comolli, composiciones de colores encantadoras y armoniosas que crean verdaderas sinfonías de piedras preciosas. Para garantizar que solo se utilicen gemas impecables, se seleccionan cuidadosamente una a

una a mano en el propio taller de la empresa junto al lago Tegernsee. Especialmente los diseños más elaborados, como el brazalete MIKADO Flamenco con 51 piedras preciosas en forma de bellota, requieren muchos años de experiencia en la obtención de las materias primas. Tamara Comolli siempre busca tesoros de la naturaleza y también apuesta por gemas poco frecuentes, como las Turmalinas Paraiba o las Aguamarinas, en piezas únicas denominadas COLLECTIBLES. «SPIRIT LOCATION»: MARBELLA La diseñadora elige las ubicaciones de sus boutiques, a las que llama «Spirit Locations», basándose en recuerdos y experiencias personales que asocia con esos lugares. La boutique de Marbella representa a la perfección el espíritu del «Barefoot Luxury» e invita a un viaje exótico para descubrir el sol, la felicidad y las gemas resplandecientes, por supuesto, ¡junto a la playa! Formas fluidas, piedras preciosas de colores brillantes y siluetas deslumbrantes completan el «look marbellí» definitivo, que transmite la sensación de glamour de las vacaciones durante todo el año. ■ Dirección TAMARA COMOLLI Fine Jewelry, Avenida Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, en el Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. Marbella. EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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THE IDEAL DIET IT IS VOX POPULI THAT MEDITERRANEAN DIET IS THE BEST DIET IN THE WORLD. VALIDATED BY THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, THIS IS A TRUE STATEMENT Of all the studies that support the benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet, the Spanish PREDIMED (“PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea”) study is the macro-trial that science worldwide considers the most important piece of evidence. We launched it in several centers, starting with a collaboration between the University of Navarra and the Navarra Regional Health Service in 2003. Thanks to the generosity of 7447 volunteer participants, we obtained the best scientific evidence of the benefits of this diet for health (and also for the palate). This is what we explain in the book entitled “PREDIMED: DATE EL GUSTO DE COMER SANO” (EUNSA, 2015). We developed a simple 14-item questionnaire with “yes” or “no” answers that was the basis for the intervention by trained nutritionists. A score of 8 or lower indicated poor dietary adherence, while a score of 9 or higher was a good sign. A mammoth task in changing this score in thousands of people, enabled us to show that the better the score, the better the consequences after 5 years: lower levels of risk factors for chronic disease, less obesity and lower risks of developing strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, arrhythmias or breast cancer. Even closer to our own actual lives, it has already been shown in other studies that obese people are very weakened against COVID19. Compared to people of normal weight, they have a 46% higher risk of becoming infected, a 113% higher risk of being hospitalized, and a 48% higher mortality rate. The good news is that a good compliance to the Mediterranean diet substantially reduces the risk of becoming infected by the coronavirus. Yes, you read that correctly. These are data that are pending publication and that I had the honor of announcing for the first time at the reception of the “Dr. Carles Martí Henneberg” Scientific Career Award, which the Danone Insti-

tute was kind enough to grant me in March 2021. In the SUN (“Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra”) follow-up study, with more than 9000 participants who had been assessed since 1999 with repeated measurements of their diet and other factors), it has been proven that the better the compliance to the Mediterranean Diet, the lower the risk of becoming infected with covid-19. This is consistent with the latest (2021) US News ranking again placing the Mediterranean diet in first place, as in previous years. It is rated as “the easiest diet to follow” and “the best among plant-based foods”. This top place is the culmination of a historical record of virtues that the best studies have demonstrated, time after time, from the reduction of premature mortality to protection against depression, diabetes, fatty degeneration of the liver, frailty in the elderly or cognitive impairment. But how is it possible for a single dietary pattern to have so many favorable effects? Simple. The traditional Mediterranean diet is able to cover all our nutritional needs. On the one hand, through a high consumption of virgin olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts fish and many salads, it ensures all the body’s requirements, such as protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, or minerals. On the other hand, because of the reductions in red/processed meats, whole-fat diary and butter, commercial bakery and sodas, it lacks the vast majority of harmful ingredients, such as trans fats, refined flours, excess of ultra-processed foods or sugars. Such properties reveal that nothing but health benefits can be expected from it -a state so longed for and valued, especially in these times-. In addition, the Mediterranean diet shows us that eating healthy is not torture, but full of succulence. Undoubtedly, it is the best option.

MIGUEL ÁNGEL MARTÍNEZ-GONZÁLEZ, MD, MPH, PhD Full Professor and Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA. Group Coordinator, CIBER-OBN, Spanish National Institute of Health (ISCIII) AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS • 2008: Award to the best published article in Epidemiology (Spanish Society of Epidemiology) • 2009: Award to the best published article in Epidemiology (EJE group) • 2013: Award to the best Spanish investigator in nutrition by Spanish Academy of Nutrition • 2013: The Nutrition & Santé Medical Award for Weight Management • 2013: The Grace Goldsmith Nutrition Award by the American College of Nutrition • 2016: Rankin-Skatrud Memorial Lecture University of Wisconsin

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De entre todos los estudios que apoyan los beneficios de la dieta mediterránea tradicional, el macro-ensayo español PREDIMED (PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea) es el que la ciencia mundial considera más importante. Lo pusimos en marcha en diversos centros, empezando por la colaboración de la Universidad de Navarra con el Servicio Navarro de Salud, en 2003. Gracias a la generosidad de 7447 participantes voluntarios obtuvimos la mejor evidencia científica de las bondades de esta dieta para la salud (y también para el paladar). Así lo explicamos en el libro “PREDIMED: DATE EL GUSTO DE COMER SANO” (EUNSA, 2015). Elaboramos un sencillo cuestionario de 14 puntos con respuestas de tipo «sí» o «no» que fue la base para la intervención a cargo de nutricionistas entrenadas. Una puntuación de 8 o inferior indicaba un bajo seguimiento de la dieta, mientras que una de 9 o más era un buen signo. Tras una gigantesca tarea que logró cambiar esta puntuación en miles de personas, pudimos demostrar que a mejor puntuación, mejores consecuencias al cabo de 5 años: menores niveles de factores de riesgo de enfermedad, menor obesidad y riesgos más bajo de desarrollar infartos, diabetes, arritmias o cáncer de mama.

Martí Henneberg», que el Instituto Danone tuvo a bien concederme en marzo de 2021. En el estudio SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra, con más de 9000 participantes que han sido valorados desde 1999 con medidas repetidas de su dieta y otros factores), se ha comprobado que, cuanto mejor se ha seguido la Dieta Mediterránea, menor es el riesgo de infectarse de covid.

Más cercano todavía a nuestras vidas es que ya se ha demostrado en otros estudios que las personas obesas están muy debilitadas frente a la COVID19. Comparadas con personas con peso normal, tienen un riesgo un 46% más alto de contagiarse, un 113% más de ser hospitalizados, y un 48% más de mortalidad.

Esto es coherente con que el último ranking (2021) de US News vuelve a posicionar a la dieta mediterránea en primer lugar, como en años previos. Está calificada como «la más fácil de seguir» y «la mejor entre las que promueven alimentos de origen vegetal». Se trata del colofón de un registro histórico de virtudes que los mejores estudios han demostrado, una vez tras otra, desde la reducción de la mortalidad prematura hasta la protección frente a depresión, diabetes, degeneración grasa del hígado, fragilidad en los mayores o deterioro cognitivo. Pero, ¿cómo es posible que un solo patrón alimentario tenga tantos efectos favorables? Sencillo. Es capaz de cubrir todas las necesidades nutricionales de la persona. Por un lado, debido al alto consumo de aceite de oliva virgen, frutas, verduras, frutos secos, pescado y legumbres asegura todos los requerimientos del organismo, como proteína, fibra, grasas saludables, vitaminas, o minerales. Por otro, debido a la reducción de carnes rojas/procesadas, lácteos enteros y bebidas azucaradas carece de la mayoría de ingredientes nocivos, como grasas trans, harinas refinadas, exceso de ultraprocesados o azúcares.

La buena noticia es que seguir bien la dieta mediterránea reduce sustancialmente el riesgo de infectarse por el coronavirus. Sí, han leído bien. Son datos que están pendientes de publicación y que tuve el honor de anunciar por primera vez en la recepción del Premio a la Trayectoria Científica «Dr. Carles

Semejantes propiedades desvelan que, de ella, no pueden esperarse sino beneficios para la salud –un estado tan añorado y valorado, sobre todo en estos tiempos–. Además, la dieta mediterránea nos demuestra que comer sano no es ninguna tortura, sino que está lleno de suculencia. Sin duda, es la mejor opción.

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Dr Miguel Ángel Martínez-González receives the XXI Century Medicine National Award, in the category of Preventive Medicine. Recogida del Premio Nacional de Medicina Siglo XXI por parte del Dr. Miguel Ángel MartínezGonzález, en la categoría de Medicina Preventiva

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A PET WILL GIVE TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS MANY OF US HAVE PETS IN OUR LIVES AND MANY MORE EACH DAY WILL WELCOME A NEW PET IN THEIR HOUSE, IN THEIR FAMILY. PETS ARE A WONDERFUL GIFT TO ALL OF US. THEY TRULY MIRROR US EVERY DAY. IF WE WANT TO SEE IT, TO FEEL IT, THEY GIVE US THE BEST GIFT EVER: TRUE LOVE. Here are a few unique benefits of sharing your life with a pet.

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hey are good to play with. They love action. Running, jumping, fetching things. The outdoors. They make you move so there are very good for your physical health. Go for that extra walk now. They love it! Pets teach us every single day about happiness. They are always happy to see us, to be with us. When we arrive home after a long day. Always. We humans can learn a lot about that. Sit with them. See how they act and react and feel their love. Not only for children but also for adults it is very good to learn taking very good care of a pet. It helps us to be a much more caring person now and for the rest of our life.

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One important word: unconditional love. When you give love to your pet it will reward you with unconditional love. Every day. Heart warming LOVE!

Social contacts. When you walk your pet you will get people talking to you. Those who have a pet and even those who do not have a pet. Your pet will give you the pleasure of meeting other people. And guess what… most of them give you a big smile. Pet people are loving people. I believe that pets help us to be more understaning life in general, in being kind. More compassionate. When touching a pet… it gives you immediate good warm feelings. So keep on loving pets… they are so warm and kind to us… let us be very kind and loving for them, with them. Have a wonderful pet-time in your life!


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MASCOTAS Y NIÑOS SIETE MARAVILLOSOS

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QUE UNA MASCOTA BRINDARÁ A NIÑOS Y ADULTOS MUCHOS DE NOSOTROS TENEMOS MASCOTAS EN NUESTRAS VIDAS Y MUCHOS MÁS CADA DÍA RECIBIRÁN UNA NUEVA MASCOTA EN SU CASA, EN SU FAMILIA. LAS MASCOTAS SON UN REGALO MARAVILLOSO PARA TODOS NOSOTROS. REALMENTE SON NUESTRO ESPEJO TODOS LOS DÍAS. SI QUEREMOS VERLO, SENTIRLO, NOS DAN EL MEJOR REGALO DE TODOS: EL AMOR VERDADERO. A continuación, presentamos algunos beneficios únicos de compartir su vida con una mascota.

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Es bueno jugar con ellos. Les encanta la acción. Correr, saltar, buscar cosas. Al aire libre. Te hacen moverte por lo que son muy buenos para tu salud física. Ve a dar ese paseo extra ahora. ¡Les encanta!

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Contactos sociales. Cuando pasees a tu mascota, la gente te hablará. Los que tienen mascota e incluso los que no tienen mascota. Tu mascota te dará el placer de conocer a otras personas. Y adivinen qué ... la mayoría de ellos te dejarán con una gran sonrisa. Los amantes de las mascotas son personas cariñosas. Creo que las mascotas nos ayudan a entender mejor la vida en general, a ser amables. Más compasivo. Cuando acaricias a una mascota… te produce una cálida sensación inmediatamente. Así que sigue queriendo a las mascotas ... son tan cálidas y amables con nosotros ... seamos muy amables y cariñosos por ellas, con ellas. ¡Que pases un maravilloso tiempo con las mascotas en tu vida!

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mperial town and capital of the South, Marrakech doesn’t look like any other city in the world. Its perfumes intertwine with the wind, surrounding and inviting the travelers to get lost among its cobblestone streets. It is a great handicraft centre, with green palm trees and ochre colored walls that turn a beautiful pink at sunset, granting its name to this fascinating city. Here, life still maintains a medieval character, where modernity and tradition cohabit and a vast spectrum of people can be seen, people who will ignite the curiosity and fascination of the visitors. Accompanied by a private guide, Nuba travelers will discover the city’s most emblematic and interesting monuments, such as the Saadian Tombs from the end of the XVIth century, the Bahia Palace, the exterior of the compounds of the Koutoubia Mosque, whose minaret is Marrakech’s emblem, or the walls of the ancient Medine, with its more than 25 access gates, 9 of which date to the Almoravid dynasty. Travelers will have the time to discover Marrakech at their own pace too; Nuba’s suggestion for this time is to get on a buggy to get to the Menara Gardens. But when mentioning gardens, the Majorelle Gardens are an indispensable visit, designed by the famous painter, to whom they owe their name, during the 20s. This charming botanical garden, open to the public since 1947, is composed of five great categories of plants from different parts of the world such as America, Africa, India or Mesopotamia. There, the visitors will have the opportunity to admire the taste and the elegance of a true botanical piece of art that, in the future, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent would perpetuate. After a route along the Hivernage residential area, with its modern and landscaped avenues, and through Gueliz’s French neighbourhood, full of prestigious restaurants, the travelers will have the chance to discover freely the heart of Jemaa el Fna Square. The scent of incense and spices fills the air, and there is no need to open your eyes to realize that the vibrant Marrakech Souk unfolds in front of us, bustling and full of life. From the moment the sun begins to set, well into midnight, they will have the opportunity to attend a true living theater play, where musicians, acrobats, snake charmers, sword swallowers and fortune tellers gather around, staging a unique show that has gained Marrakech worldwide fame.

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And for those who seek the best luxury getaway with the greatest privacy, Nuba suggests discovering the Royal Mansour Marrakech, an exclusive oasis formed by 53 Riads, adorned with exquisite and unique Moroccan decorations, with stunning views of the Atlas Mountain Range or the Medine. An exceptional spa can also be found there, and among its countless treatments, it offers the world’s best hammam experience; without forgetting about the hotel’s restaurants, led by the 3 Michelin Star chef Yannick Alléno. Candle-lit dinners prepared by a private chef, all types of celebrations, personal training sessions or private routes through the majestic landscapes of the Atlas Mountain Range, are only a few of the intimate and non crowded experiences that Nuba travelers will have the chance to enjoy in this idyllic place. ■

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illa imperial y capital del Sur, la ciudad de Marrakech no se parece a ninguna otra. Sus perfumes se entremezclan en el aire, envolviendo e invitando a los viajeros a perderse entre sus empedradas callejuelas. Un gran centro artesanal, con verdes palmeras y murallas ocres que, a la luz del atardecer, se vuelven rosas, otorgando su nombre a esta fascinante ciudad. Aquí, la vida aún conserva un carácter medieval, donde la modernidad y las tradiciones cohabitan, y donde puede contemplarse una galería de personajes, que despertarán la curiosidad y la fascinación de los visitantes. Acompañados por un guía privado, los viajeros Nuba descubrirán los monumentos y rincones más emblemáticos e interesantes de la ciudad, tales como las Tumbas de la época Saadi de finales del siglo XVI, el Palacio Bahía, los recintos exteriores de la Mezquita Koutoubia, cuyo minarete es el emblema de Marrakech, o las murallas de la medina antigua, con sus más de 25 puertas de acceso, datando 9 de ellas de la dinastía Almorávide. Dispondrán, además, de tiempo libre para descubrir Marrakech a su ritmo; Nuba propone para este momento, subir a una calesa para llegar hasta los jardines de La Menara. Aunque si hablamos de vergeles, los Jardines Majorelle son una visita indispensable, creados por el famoso pintor francés del que toman su nombre en los años 20. Este coqueto jardín botánico, abierto al público desde el año 1947, se articula en cinco grandes categorías de plantas, procedentes de diferentes lugares del mundo como América, África, India o Mesopotamia. Allí, los visitantes tendrán la oportunidad de admirar el gusto y la elegancia de una verdadera obra de arte botánica que, en el futuro, perpetuarían Pierre Bergé e Yves Saint Laurent.

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Tras un recorrido por el residencial barrio de Hivernage, con sus modernas y ajardinadas avenidas, y por el barrio francés Gueliz, repleto de prestigiosos restaurantes, los viajeros podrán seguir descubriendo, en libertad, el corazón de la Plaza Jemaa el Fna. El olor a incienso y especias flota en el aire, y es que el animado zoco de Marrakech se despliega bullicioso y lleno de vida. Desde que el sol empieza a ponerse, hasta bien entrada la noche, asistirán a un verdadero teatro viviente, donde se reúnen músicos y acróbatas, encantadores de serpientes, tragasables y adivinadores que con sus espectáculos han hecho mundialmente famosa la ciudad. Y para los que busquen la mejor escapada de lujo con la mayor privacidad, Nuba propone descubrir el Royal Mansour Marrakech, un oasis exclusivo compuesto por 53 Riads decorados con exquisita marroquinería, desde los que deleitarse con espectaculares vistas a las montañas del Atlas o a la Medina, y que cuenta, además, con un excepcional spa que, entre sus innumerables tratamientos, ofrece una de las mejores experiencias de hammam del mundo. Todo ello, sin olvidar los tres restaurantes del hotel, liderados por el chef de 3 estrellas Michelin, Yannick Alléno. Cenas a la luz de las velas preparadas por un chef privado, celebraciones, sesiones de entrenamiento personal o realizar rutas privadas por el majestuoso paisaje de las montañas del Atlas, son solo algunas de las experiencias íntimas y sin multitudes que los viajeros Nuba tendrán la oportunidad de disfrutar en este idílico lugar. ■

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“Don’t feel bad if someone rejects you. People usually reject things they can’t afford” “No te sientas mal si alguien te rechaza. La gente normalmente rechaza lo costoso porque no puede pagarlo”

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María Félix THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD Her full name was María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña, though she was known as María Félix, and was also nicknamed “La Doña” or “María Bonita”. Beautiful and seductive, the actress was the best exponent of Mexican cinema, and one of the greatest celluloid divas in the world. T E X T: E VA D E L A M O

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María was window-shopping in Mexico City, the director Fernando Palacios was captivated by her beauty, and asked her if she would like to make movies. The film world fell at her feet. Her success would come with Doña Bárbara, which earned her the nickname “La Doña”. With this role, her reputation began to grow as an arrogant, resilient, dominant and temperamental woman.

CINEMA AND ROMANCES In order to escape from the impositions of her family, at the age of 17 she married Enrique Álvarez Alatorre, a Max Factor salesman, with whom she had her only son, Enrique. Their marriage lasted just a few years. One day, while

María went on to marry the singer-songwriter, Agustín Lara, who composed the song “María Bonita” for her, and later, Jorge Negrete. She also had affairs with the painter, Diego Rivera, and the bullfighter, Luis Miguel Dominguín. King Faruk of Egypt allegedly offered her Nefertiti’s crown in exchange for one night of love.

élix was born in 1914 in Alamos, in the Mexican state of Sonora. Daughter of Bernardo, a descendant of Yaqui Indians, and Josefina, of Spanish origin, María did not get along well with her sisters. They were blonde and refined, whereas María was a brunette, a thrill-seeker, a great horsewoman, and passionate about everything she did.

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Her career consisted of 47 films shot in Mexico, Spain, Italy and France. She never accepted supporting roles, and always set her own salary higher than that of the male actors who starred alongside her in the films. Going to Hollywood never figured in her plans. “They only offer me Indian roles, and I only play queens,” she stated.

SUCCESSFUL FILMOGRAPHY During her career, she starred in films that gained acclaim thanks to her very presence, such as The Kneeling Goddess (1947), Maclovia (1948), Messalina (1951), Naked Passion (1952), The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1958) and La Valentina (1965). With all of them, she gradually became the archenemy of the morality of those times. Her career consisted of 47 films shot in Mexico, Spain, Italy and France. She never accepted supporting roles, and always set her own salary higher than that of the male actors who starred alongside her in the films. Going to Hollywood never figured in her plans. “They only offer me Indian roles, and I only play queens,” she stated. FAILED MARRIAGES When Jorge Negrete died in 1953, María was filming La Belle Otero in France. She returned for his funeral wearing black pants, which caused quite a scandal at the time. Her fourth marriage was to the Romanian-born French banker, Alexan

der Berger, to whom she was married for 18 years. Berger died of lung cancer in 1974. Her last partner was the Russian-French painter, Antoine Tzapoff, about whom the actress commented: “I don’t know if he’s the man who’s most loved me, but he’s who has loved me better”. AHEAD OF HER TIME María Félix’s charm made her a symbol of glamour. Designers such as Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga made exclusive designs for her. “She’s so beautiful it hurts,” commented the novelist, Jean Cocteau. Maria Felix died in her sleep on April 8, 2002, on her 88th birthday. Her son had died of a heart attack years earlier, and her fortune was inherited by her 28-year-old personal assistant, Luis Martínez de Anda. The actress’ siblings hired private investigators, and although the body was exhumed due to suspicions that she had been poisoned, it was concluded that she had died of natural causes. ■

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maría felix LA MUJER MÁS BELLA DEL MUNDO Aunque su auténtico nombre era María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña, todos la conocían como María Félix, aunque también la apodaban “La Doña” o “María Bonita”. Bellísima y seductora, la actriz fue el máximo exponente del cine mexicano y una de las grandes divas del celuloide mundial. T E X T: E VA D E L A M O

“I’m an extremely antisocial woman, I prefer having the attention of one brilliant man than of a horde of imbeciles.” “Soy una mujer extremadamente antisocial, prefiero tener la atención de un solo hombre brillante que la de una horda de imbéciles”.

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“Flowers! I hate flowers! They last for a day and you have to be grateful for them for the rest of your life.” “¡Flores! ¡Odio las flores! Duran un día y hay que agradecerlas toda la vida”.

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élix nació en 1914 en Álamos, en el estado mexicano de Sonora. Hija de Bernardo, descendiente de indios yaquis, y de Josefina, de origen español, María no se llevaba bien con sus hermanas. Ellas eran rubias y refinadas, mientras que María era morena y amante de las emociones fuertes, gran amazona y apasionada en todo lo que hacía.

Su carrera se compone de 47 películas rodadas entre México, España, Italia y Francia. Nunca aceptó papeles secundarios y ella misma se puso siempre su propio sueldo, superior al de los actores masculinos que participaban con ella en los filmes. Entre sus intenciones nunca estuvo ir a Hollywood. “Me ofrecen papeles de india y yo solo encarno reinas”, afirmaba.

CINE Y ROMANCES Para huir de las imposiciones familiares contrajo matrimonio a los 17 años con Enrique Álvarez Alatorre, un vendedor de Max Factor con quien tuvo a su único hijo, Enrique. Su matrimonio apenas duró unos años.

MATRIMONIOS FALLIDOS Cuando murió Jorge Negrete, en 1953, María estaba rodando en Francia La Bella Otero. Regresó para su funeral enfundada en unos pantalones negros, todo un escándalo para la época.

Un día, mientras María estaba mirando escaparates en Ciudad de México, el director Fernando Palacios quedó prendado de su belleza y la preguntó si quería hacer cine. El mundo del celuloide cayó rendido a sus pies. Su éxito llegó con Doña Bárbara, que le valió su apodo de “La Doña”. Con este papel empezó a crecer su fama de mujer altanera, dura, dominante y temperamental. María llegaría a casarse con Jorge Negrete y con el compositor Agustín Lara, quien compondría para ella la canción “María Bonita. También tuvo romances con el pintor Diego Rivera o el torero Luis Miguel Dominguín, y dicen que el rey Faruk de Egipto le ofreció la corona de Nefertiti por una noche de amor. FILMOGRAFÍA DE ÉXITO En su carrera protagonizó películas que obtuvieron gran fama por su sola presencia, como La diosa arrodillada (1947), Maclovia (1948), Mesalina (1951), La pasión desnuda (1952), La cucaracha (1958) y La Valentina (1965). Con todas ellas se fue convirtiendo poco a poco en la enemiga número uno de la moral de la época.

Su cuarto matrimonio fue con el banquero francés de origen rumano Alexander Berger, con quien permaneció casada 18 años. Berger falleció en 1974 como consecuencia de un cáncer de pulmón. Su última pareja sentimental fue el pintor ruso-francés Antoine Tzapoff, de quien la actriz comentó: “No sé si es el hombre que más me ha querido, pero es el que me ha querido mejor”. Una adelantada a su época El atractivo de María Félix la convirtió en un símbolo de glamour. Diseñadores como Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent o Balenciaga hicieron diseños exclusivos para ella. “Es tan hermosa que hace daño”, comentaba el novelista Jean Cocteau. María Felix murió mientras dormía, el 8 de abril de 2002, día de su 88 cumpleaños. Su hijo había fallecido de un infarto años antes y su fortuna la heredó su joven asistente personal, de 28 años, Luis Martínez de Anda. Los hermanos de la actriz contrataron a investigadores privados y aunque el cadáver llegó a exhumarse ante las sospechas de que había sido envenenada, el resultado concluyó que había muerto de forma natural. ■

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In pursuit

of magic For those who gravitate to Ibiza, Bali and Costa Rica, Tulum is on the same vibration route and during covid times a hotspot as restrictions in the the Yucatan area are very lenient! T E X T: @ r e f i n e d b y k e n z a | k e n z a e y z @ y a h o o . c o m

TULUM HISTORY: Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Great Mayan Civilization; located on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula in southern Mexico, it was an important Mesoamerican centre which displayed both Maya and Toltec influence. Tulum was a major trading and religious centre between the 11th and 16th centuries CE. First settled in the 6th century CE, Tulum prospered, under the Mayapán influence as an important centre of trading. The Mayans constructed temples and pyramids. They created a style of writing with hieroglyphics and were knowledgeable in astrology and mathematics. This clever society produced beautiful works of art and became highly advanced traders. Not only did the Mayans create stunning art pieces, but they also cultivated vanilla, chocolate, pineapples, chili peppers and papayas. Protected by the jungle of Quintana Roo, the site survived the general Maya collapse and was largely left untouched by the Spanish. The ceremonial complex of Tulum, built on a 12 metre high limestone cliff, was surrounded on three sides by fortification walls, while the fourth side faces the Caribbean Sea. The name Tulum is a colonial one and means ¨wall¨. The original local name may have been Zama meaning ‘dawn’ in reference to the site’s position facing east across the sea. It is one of the only fortified Mayan sites in the world and one of one of the best-preserved Mayan sites in all of Central America.

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HOLISTIC MYSTICAL OFFERS: Temazkal ceremonies with shaman – in almost all the popular hotels Ecstatic Moonlight Dance Ceremonies - Papaya Project Hotel Star Gazing Guided Mediation - Papaya Project, Delek or Sanara. Kap Meditation - Sanara Hotel, Delek Hotel, Holisitka Kundali Yoga - Nomade, Delek, Sanara, Holistika Cenotes: are the natural swimming sinkholes. Maya Blue, Naharon, Temple of Doom, Vacaha, Grand Cenote, Nohoch Kiin, Jardin de Edan, Cenote Suytun, Cenote Labnaha FAVOURITE HOTSPOTS: Azulik - sunset above the jungle with views over the sea. Saikuk - exquisite Moroccan cuisine and music. Delek - beach activities, fruit ceremonies, astrological lectures, breathe work and kundalini yoga. Vagalum - Boho Parties are by far the best party scene. It - big headliner dj´s and the Ibiza locals hang out. Treehouse - Open air kitchen. The setting is plastic free, organic and made by local artisans. The food is exquisite, highly recommended. Hotel Panamera - open kitchen with Mexican cuisine, great atmosphere with upbeat dj sets. Ahau Raw Love - the best acai bowls, juices and raw vegan cakes. Gitano Beach - best on Sunday´s, live music and DJ´sets. Diamante K Playa Paraiso – Managed to preserve the old Mayan aesthetics with beach entrance and sculptures spread out around. Rosa Negra for Commercial Fun Vibe - very good Mexican food and after dinner, the music picks up and the whole place becomes party. Batey: live music, classic remedies and reggae tunes with freshly sugar cane juice and the best mojitos. SHOPPING: On the main road in town you can find all the souvenirs, handcrafts, textiles, woven bags and beautiful wooden artefacts. Tulum is definitely a special place, it has a wide range of offers for those who are looking for the party vibe and the wellness holistic seekers to those who simply want to take a break and enjoy culture. ■

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GROUP EXHIBITION: FIGURATION IN TIMES OF TRANSITION EXPOSICIÓN COLECTIVA: LA FIGURACIÓN EN ÉPOCA DE TRANSICIÓN CRISTOBAL QUINTERO, MIGUEL GÓMEZ LOSADA, MIGUEL NÚÑEZ, ALBA CORTÉS, ANA S. VALERRABANOS Y JAIME SANCORLO Es.Arte Gallery, presents the new exhibition Hunger Earth: Figuration in times of transition, the third edition of the annual group exhibition that the gallery has been holding since 2018 with a social objective: The fight for awareness. The proposal, result of a previous call, is committed to linking plastic art to the message and includes the participation of six artists, whose work will bring us closer to current thinking. On this occasion, and given the quality of the proposals, the exhibition Tierra de hambre will be divided into two stages, the first, with the subtitle Figuration in times of transition, which opens on 15 April from 19:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs, and Abstraction in times of transition, date to be confirmed. The exhibition curated by Patricia Bueno and Marifé Núñezfeatures works by the artists: Cristobal Quintero, Miguel Gómez Losada, Miguel Núñez, Alba Cortés, Ana S. Valerrabanos and Jaime Sancorlo.

Es.Arte Gallery, inauguró la exposición Tierra de Hambre: La figuración en tiempos de transición, la tercera edición de la colectiva anual que desde 2018 lleva a cabo la galería con un objetivo social: La lucha por la concienciación. (Tierra de Hambre y Be woman & Smile). La propuesta, resultado de una convocatoria previa, apuesta por vincular la plástica al mensaje y cuenta con la participación de seis artistas, con cuya obra se llevará a cabo un acercamiento al pensamiento actual. En esta ocasión, y dada la calidad de las propuestas, la exposición Tierra de hambre se dividirá en dos etapas, la primera de ellas, con subtitulo La figuración en tiempos de transición, que se inaugura el 15 de abril, y La abstracción en tiempos de transición, pendiente de definir fecha. La muestra comisariada por Patricia Bueno y Marifé Núñezcuenta con las obras de los artistas: Cristobal Quintero, Miguel Gómez Losada, Miguel Núñez, Alba Cortés, Ana S. Valerrabanos y Jaime Sancorlo.

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THE SPLENDOUR OF BODEGA SOVILLA AND PALMERAS PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT An exclusive open house event took place this month, breaking new grounds and raising the standards of property development in Marbella. A striking new gem of a Villa tucked in the heart of Golf Valley opened its doors to welcome many VIP’s and socialites - including Exclusive Life. Hosted by Sovilla and Palmeras Property Development, this grand villa has 4 bedrooms and 4 en-suite bathrooms distributed across 3 floors. Its unique style allows for many exciting features

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such as a hidden Spa, a gym, and an entertainment / bar area. Along with its distinct features, this property includes a stunning outdoor lounge area with a BBQ and a sparkling pool. The interior design done by OMEO Design makes it a one-of-a-kind villa that is suitable for any homeowner that enjoys the luxurious side of life. It was the highlight of the day in Marbella, and it has changed the game for property developments on the Costa del Sol.


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SIERRA BLANCA ESTATES CHOOSES THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL IN MADRID TO PRESENT MARBELLA AND MALAGA PROJECTS Redefining true luxury through landmark projects couldn’t have a better setting. Epic Marbella and Sierra Blanca Tower are presented as the two most exclusive projects currently being developed on the European Mediterranean coast. On March 10, Sierra Blanca Estates held a lunch presentation at the “Four Seasons Madrid” to introduce the two main residential projects being developed in Marbella, Epic Marbella furnished by FENDI CASA, and in Malaga, Torre Sierra Blanca. Ambassadors from countries such as Mexico, India, Qatar, Turkey, Czech Republic, Malta, Azerbaijan, Belgium and Norway, and leading entrepreneurs such as Miguel Abelló, Miguel García Baquero, Ramón Calderón or Enrique Cerezo, among others, were in attendance. Pedro Rodríguez, founder of Sierra Blanca Estates, gave a moving speech in which he encouraged the real estate sector to move forward despite the effects of the pandemic. On the other hand, his son Carlos Rodríguez, CEO of the company, was in charge of presenting Epic Marbella furnished

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by Fendi casa, who described that this project has become “a dream come true” and of which he highlighted its main virtues such as the intricate quality standard, great dimensions of the homes and unrivalled world class amenities. The presentation ceremony took place at the new Four Seasons hotel in Madrid, whose creator, Carlos Lamela, attended as a guest and architect of both The Four Season Madrid and Sierra Blanca Tower. This project inspired by the city´s omnipresent evolution, is the project that Malaga deserves. Likewise, Michele Galli, Ceo of The One Atelier, attended as a representative of Fendi Casa, who has designed phases 2 and 3 of the Epic Marbella project furnished by Fendi Casa. In short, the event was a huge success for Sierra Blanca Estates, fully complying with all the security measures for COVID, very effectively highlighted in an intimate and elegant setting, the main objectives of their projects: to redefine the concept of true luxury in Marbella and Malaga´s most sought after locations.


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SIERRA BLANCA ESTATES ELIGE EL HOTEL FOUR SEASONS EN MADRID PARA PRESENTAR SUS PROYECTOS EN MARBELLA Y MÁLAGA El pasado 10 de marzo Sierra Blanca Estates celebró un evento de presentación de los dos proyectos residenciales que está desarrollando en Marbella, Epic Marbella furnished by Fendi Casa, y en Málaga, Sierra Blanca Tower. Al evento pudieron asistir embajadores de países como México, India, Qatar, Turquía, República Checa, Malta, Azerbaiyán, Bélgica y Noruega, e importantes empresarios como Miguel Abelló, Miguel García Baquero, Ramón Calderón o Enrique Cerezo, entre otros. Pedro Rodríguez, fundador de Sierra Blanca Estates, pronunció un discurso emocionante en el que animó al sector inmobiliario a salir adelante pese a los efectos de la pandemia. Por otro lado, su hijo Carlos Rodríguez, CEO de la empresa, se encargó de presentar Epic Marbella furnished by Fendi casa, quien explicó que este proyecto se ha convertido en “un sueño hecho realidad” y del que

destacó sus principales virtudes como la amplitud de las viviendas y las zonas comunes a la altura de un hotel 5 estrellas. El acto de presentación tuvo lugar en el nuevo hotel Four Seasons de Madrid, cuyo autor, Carlos Lamela, asistió como invitado y arquitecto de Sierra Blanca Tower. Este proyecto inspirado en la luz y en el mar, es el proyecto que Málaga se merece. Asimismo, asistió Michele Galli, Ceo de The One Atelier, como representante de Fendi Casa, quien ha diseñado las fases 2 y 3 del proyecto marbellí Epic Marbella furnished by Fendi Casa. En definitiva, el evento fue todo un éxito para Sierra Blanca Estates quien, cumpliendo con todas las medidas de seguridad por COVID, supo transmitir de manera cercana y elegante el objetivo de sus proyectos: redefinir el concepto de verdadero lujo en la Costa del Sol.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY AT OWNERS CLUB / EN OWNERS CLUB On the 8th of March the Owners Club have celebrated their female members with a beautiful Champagne Afternoon Tea at their botanical outdoor venue, Les Jardins. DJ Malik entertained the vibes, and gift bags were sponsored by Virginia Macari. El pasado día 8 de marzo Owners club celebró el día internacional de la mujer en Les Jardins, las socias del club fuerón recibida con una copa de champagne a su llegada y continuaron la velada con la ceremonia del te, disfrutando entre los jardines subtropicales de Puente Romano con Dj Malik en cabina. El día terminó con una bolsa de regalo incluyendo una mascarilla diseñada por Virginia Macari a todas las invitadas. Photo: Marco Diar.

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