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A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with; a man is what he makes of himself ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

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I begin this editorial with these famous quotes, because I want to highlight the merit of a self-made woman, Rihanna. An incredible lady, multitalented and chameleon-like, the one and only, Rihanna. A strikingly beautiful woman and successful entrepreneur, who has stood out for her huge potential in the professional field and in all her different projects. The success she has achieved is down to hard work, effort and a great deal of dedication... She’s currently the most influential and successful female artist of the 21st century, and has managed to make it to the top at the age of just 33.

the greatest of success in his new project with Otero Group in Marbella, “The Secret”); and Javier Bernaldo (General Manager of Starlite Festival in Marbella), interviewed by our beloved Jacqueline Campos. In this issue, we’ll also get to know Manish Jain, an astute entrepreneur. We also have the pleasure of showing you Marco Reyes’ work at the emblematic Marbella Club Hotel, with a beautiful feature of the exclusive brands, Kiros Jewels and Joao Rolo Couture, as well as Pedro Jaén’s work at La Fábrica de Hielo, with beautiful dresses by Las Noches Ibiza.

As this upcoming year is going to be one of important events and weddings, take note and draw inspiration from one of the most beautiful and romantic wedding ceremonies I’ve had the honour of attending, that of Mr. and Mrs. Phijffer.

The beauty and romanticism of the Cannes Red Carpet and the article “Hollywood Romances” put the finishing touches to this edition, which I hope you’ll be as enthusiastic about as we are.

We’ll take a trip to Lapland, guided by Cris & Kim. I hope our interviews will be of interest to you: John Thomson (General Manager of Nobu Hotel Marbella); Joaquín Torres (one of the most admired architects in Spain, to whom I wish

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LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

D ear readers and friends,

We are starting a new life, a new beginning, we already see joy in abundance, we are free again and, little by little, everything is returning to the way it was before, we have lost the fear that has kept us locked up for so long and we already feel happier. I would like to wish you all the best for this last quarter, which includes Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Happiness and Health for everyone and let’s be careful so that we can be happy with all our loved ones.

Estimados lectores, amigos

Estamos empezando una nueva vida, un nuevo comienzo, ya vemos la alegría a raudales, somos libres de nuevo y, poco a poco, todo vuelve a como éramos antes, hemos perdido el miedo que nos ha tenido encerrados durante tanto tiempo y ya nos sentimos más felices. Os quiero desear todo lo mejor para este último trimestre, donde se incluye Navidad y Fin de Año, Felicidad y Salud para todos y tengamos precaución para que podamos estar bien contentos con todos los nuestros.

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RIHANNA The power of reinvention

The most successful and influential artist of the 21st century has managed, at the age of just 33, to make it to the top. She has just been listed in the Forbes ranking of billionaires, thanks to her beauty company Fenty Beauty

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inger, songwriter, model, actress, dancer, businesswoman, fashion designer and music producer. For an artist like Rihanna, any term is an understatement. Under the titles of “Queen of Fashion” and “Princess of R & B” hides an artist with the superpower of reinventing herself, which has taken her from music to the cosmetic industry, and from there to the business world, turning any product she touches into gold. Robyn Rihanna Fenti was born in Barbados on February 20th, 1988. Daughter of accountant, Monica Braithwaite, and warehouse manager, Ronald Fenty, she grew up in the city of Bridgetown, selling clothes with her father in a street stall. Rihanna did not have a happy childhood. Marked by her father’s alcoholism and crack addiction, she used to mediate in the constant family fights, which caused her severe tension headaches that forced her to undergo countless medical tests. When her parents separated, her personal situation stabilised. In 2004, Rihanna won not only the Miss Combermere high-school beauty pageant, but also the talent show, proving that she was much more than just a pretty face. That same year she managed to get an audition for the group she had formed with two friends with American record producer, Evan Rogers, who was on vacation in Barbados. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS Rogers was captivated by her performance, and arranged a second audition with her, this time with her mother present and without her friends. When she finished singing, it was clear to him that he was in the presence of an impressive voice. He invited her to record a demo in New York, which marked the beginning of a budding career which would be full of successes. After the release of eight albums, Rihanna holds the record of more than 50 million musical productions distributed worldwide, 200 million digital downloads and more than 100 million copies sold. Apart from nearly 200 awards received throughout her career, including nine Grammy Awards, Rihanna has become one of the best-selling artists of all time, and probably the most influential and successful of the 21st century. Yet after the release of her latest album in 2016, Rihanna opted to distance herself from the music industry and focus on business. The artist launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, with the French group LVMH. The goal was to manufacture inclusive makeup products, with 40 shades of foundation for all skin tones. Following its success, the range has been extended to skincare, with Fenty Skin, and fragrances, with Fenty Eau de Parfum. Furthermore, in 2019, Rihanna launched Fenty, a ready-to-wear fashion and accessories brand.■

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HER VAST FORTUNE All her lines of business have achieved astronomical sales figures, to the point that they have positioned Rihanna in the Forbes billionaires list, with a net worth of 1.7 billion dollars. According to the prestigious magazine, the businesswoman is the wealthiest female musician in the world, and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman in entertainment, The bulk of her fortune comes from her company Fenty Beauty, which has earned her 1.4 billion dollars. Another 270 million are attributed to her fashion line, and the rest to her music career, which she may soon recover, because Rihanna has recently commented that she is working on what would be her ninth album. But, in addition, Rihanna has celebrated the release of a new lingerie collection in the third Savage X Fenty fashion show (extravagant and inclusive underwear, which exclaims that anyone can be sexy, regardless of their size, skin colour or imperfections), with which she has dealt the last blow to Victoria’s Secret with her sensuous fashion show. The essence of the Savage X Fenty fashion show is the same that has made the brand a success and Rihanna a multimillionaire. As for her love life, the artist has always tried to protect her privacy, although she has not been able to avoid aspects of her private life being published. When asked about it, the artist and businesswoman prefers to comment with a smile that she is focused on her business. On occasion, the singer has stated that she would like to be a mother, with or without a partner, and for some months now she has been in a relationship with rapper ASAP Rocky, a fact which he himself confirmed last May. “She’s the love of my life”, he said at the time.

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RIHANNA EL P O D E R D E R E I N V E N TA R S E

La artista más influyente y exitosa del siglo XXI, ha conseguido a sus 33 años llegar a lo más alto. Acaba de entrar en la lista de multimillonarios de Forbes gracias a su empresa de belleza, Fenty Beauty

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Cantante, compositora, modelo, actriz, bailarina, empresaria, diseñadora de moda y productora musical. A una artista como Rihanna cualquier calificativo se le queda corto. Bajo los títulos de Reina de la Moda y Princesa del R&B se esconde una artista con el superpoder de reinventarse, lo que le ha llevado de la música al mundo de la belleza, y de ahí al mundo de los negocios, convirtiendo en oro cualquier producto que pase por su mano. Robyn Rihanna Fenty nació el 20 de febrero de 1988 en Barbados. Hija de la contable Monica Braithwaite y del jefe de almacén Ronald Fenty, creció en la ciudad de Bridgetown, vendiendo ropa con su padre en un puesto ambulante.

Rihanna no tuvo una infancia feliz. Marcada por el alcoholismo y la adicción al crack de su padre, solía mediar en las constantes peleas familiares, lo que le provocaba fuertes dolores de cabeza tensionales que le llevaron a someterse a infinidad de pruebas médicas. Cuando sus progenitores se separaron, su situación personal se estabilizó. En 2004, Rihanna ganó el certamen de belleza de Combermere, su instituto de Secundaria, pero también el concurso de talentos, demostrando que era mucho más que una cara bonita. Ese mismo año consiguió que el productor musical estadounidense Evan Rogers, que se encontraba de vacaciones en Barbados, hiciera una audición al grupo que había formado con dos amigas.

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UNA DE LAS ARTISTAS MÁS INFLUYENTES Rogers quedó encantado con su actuación y concertó con ella una segunda audición, pero ya sin sus compañeras y con la presencia de su madre. Cuando terminó de cantar, tuvo claro que se encontraba ante una impresionante voz. Le invitó a grabar una maqueta en Nueva York, que sería el comienzo de una incipiente carrera llena de éxitos. Tras la publicación de ocho álbumes, Rihanna ostenta el récord de más de 50 millones de producciones musicales distribuidas en todo el mundo, 200 millones de descargas digitales y más de 100 millones de copias vendidas. Junto con casi 200 premios recibidos a lo largo de su carrera, entre ellos nueve premios Grammy, Rihanna se ha convertido en una de las artistas más vendidas de todos los tiempos, y probablemente la más influyente y exitosa del siglo XXI. Sin embargo, y tras la publicación de su último disco, en 2016, Rihanna quiso distanciarse de la industria musical y centrarse en los negocios. La artista lanzó Fenty Beauty en 2017 junto al grupo francés LVMH. El objetivo era fabricar productos de maquillaje inclusivo, que con 40 tonos, pudieran llegar a todo tipo de pieles. Tras el éxito obtenido, la gama se ha extendido al cuidado de la piel, con Fenty Skin, y a las fragancias, con Fenty

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Parfum. Además, en 2019 Rihanna lanzó Fenty, una marca de moda y accesorios prêt-à-porter. SU GRAN FORTUNA Todas las líneas de negocio han alcanzado unas cifras de ventas estratosféricas, hasta el punto de que han permitido que Rihanna entrara en la lista de los milmillonarios de Forbes, con un patrimonio estimado en más de 1.700 millones de dólares. Según la prestigiosa revista, la empresaria es la cantante más rica del mundo y la segunda mujer dedicada al entretenimiento con una mayor fortuna, por detrás de la periodista norteamericana Oprah Winfrey. La fortuna conseguida se debe a su empresa Fenty Beauty, que le ha aportado 1.400 millones de dólares. Otros 270 millones se atribuyen a su línea de moda, y el resto a su carrera musical, que podría recuperar en breve, porque Rihanna ya ha comentado que se encuentra trabajando en el que sería su noveno álbum. Pero, además, Rihanna ha vuelto a presentar su colección de lencería en el tercer desfile de Savage X Fenty (lencería extravagante e inclusiva, que grita que cualquier persona puede ser sexy sin importar su talla, su color de piel o imperfecciones), con el que ha asestado el último golpe a Victoria´s Secret con su sugerente

desfile de lencería. La esencia del desfile de Savage X Fenty es la misma que ha conseguido hacer de la firma un éxito y a Rihanna multimillonaria. En cuanto al terreno amoroso, la artista siempre ha intentado blindar su intimidad, aunque no siempre ha conseguido que salieran publicados aspectos de su vida privada. Cuando le preguntan al respecto, la artista y empresaria prefiere comentar, con una sonrisa, que está centrada en sus negocios. En alguna ocasión, la cantante ha declarado que le gustaría ser madre, ya sea con o sin pareja, y desde hace unos meses mantiene una relación con el rapero ASAP Rocky que él mismo confirmó el pasado mayo. “Es el amor de mi vida”, dijo entonces. ■



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hinking about a destination wedding? Then consider having your ceremony in Marbella, a meaningful location for the happy couple and that would doubtlessly be special for family and guests. Incredible beaches, a picturesque mountain backdrop, historical architecture and panoramic views provide the perfect setting to say “I do”. Marbella, in southern Spain, boasts stunning scenery. As this destination has become so popular, there is a wide range of venues to choose from; country estates, including luxurious options, such as Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort, where you will see your fairy-tale wedding turned into a reality, with a memorable celebration in an elegant, classic setting. “While there were challenges in planning the event, we were excited knowing that we were bringing our dearest friends and family to one of our favourite places, for what we hoped would be an experience none of us would ever forget.” says Nol. “With the help of wedding-planner, Carla, from Tucco Weddings, we created a dreamy, meaningful event which will remain in our memories forever.” The décor for the event was inspired by the wedding venue. “We focused on incorporating natural colours, “Something subtle and unexpected can make a huge impact.” says Halyna. Exquisitely decorated by the team from “Unique by Roberto Silvosa”, the beautiful floral arrangements created a bespoke, romantic atmosphere.


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Halyna had her daughter Michelle, who she calls her ‘angel’, as a flower girl, wearing a mini floral crown featuring the colour palette of the day. The bride opted for an ”insanely comfortable” Berta Privée dress, which she spotted at the Bridal Fashion Week. Halyna paired her statement gown with Jimmy Choo crystal pumps. The bride and groom worked closely with Daniela from Papelosophie to design wedding stationary that would reflect and represent their personalities. The reception took place in the Roman amphitheatre area and gardens of Villa Padierna. During the cocktail hour, the guests enjoyed a spectacular performance by a special entertainment company called NuArt: puppeteers on stilt guided live marionettes to serve champagne to the guests; emotional catering during the welcome apéritif, in the form of canapés served in a violin-shaped tray, or in ornate white cages, carried by ladies dressed all in pink. A unique Andalusian masterpiece, which could be seen being created by an artist using a violinist’s long white dress as a canvas, served as a keepsake for the married couple. An amazing itinerant choreography during the meal, performed by ladies from NuArt in extravagant costumes with roses and carrying mirrors, was designed to highlight the importance of the little things in people’s lives. Graceful dancers with white feather fans performed a delightful choreography as a prelude

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to the cutting of the cake, which was created by Natalia from La Vi a Sucre. Having a kid-friendly wedding was a joint decision of the bride and groom. The little ones were supervised by childcare, with tabletop activities and all kinds of fun entertainment. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds hopped in a special getaway car, a 1954 Austin-Healey, to go for a ride before the banquet. The tables were accented with transparent gold-rimmed charger plates and goblets, accompanied by tall taper candles, along with an elegant combination of high and low flower centerpieces. The couple chose to request “Donations in lieu of wedding gifts.” “Making a difference in the world by giving back to the community. Nothing could bring more joy than seeing children happy.” said the newlyweds. The bride and groom decided to donate to two charities: “Aldeas Infantiles SOS Espana”, and “Prinses Máxima Centrum” in the Netherlands. The banquet and dance were traditional, accompanied by a live band, MC, and magician between courses. After the meal was over, the

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newlyweds and their friends headed to the dance floor, and after opening with the first dance, the music and dancing began. DJ Ian Preston later played an extensive repertoire, and the toasts went on until dawn. Special singer were presented to the newlyweds by their close friend. “When they announce you as husband and wife for the first time, it’s totally surreal.” Halyna recalls. “At our wedding, we wanted everyone to enjoy the party and dance!” the newlyweds confess. The guests, who travelled from different countries to Marbella, witnessed the celebration of a bond that will remain in our memory for a long time.” Last but not least: ’’Whether you choose a beach or a mountain-top as your wedding destination, you need the right photographer to capture those dreamy memories. It’s essential first and foremost to have a connection with your photographer, who will be present in such an intimate and unique moment of your life.’’

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THE MARBELLA CLUB INTRODUCES

EL PATIO The beachfront icon unveils magical day-to-night outdoor eatery inspired by the Mediterranean’s culinary kaleidoscope and Cali’s dreamy 50s aesthetic

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exclusivelife. | GASTRONOMY El Patio restaurant is the latest addition to the Marbella Club and the final piece of its newly unveiled Clubhouse – a vibrant social hub that pays homage to the resort’s spontaneous beginnings in the Fifties. Set to become the atmospheric beating heart of the resort, El Patio promises guests a much-desired, laidback rendezvous in its verdant courtyard, celebrating that quintessential holiday feeling of taking a culinary journey through the Mediterranean. Hidden amongst blooming agapanthus, fragrant jasmine and draping vines, El Patio embodies the inimitable welcoming spirit from which the Marbella Club was born. Taking up residence in some of the hotel’s very first motel-style guest rooms from the 1950’s, El Patio is a space buzzing with locals and guests alike that embraces traditional Andalusian indoor-outdoor living. Its central courtyard offers a zestful oasis for rich coffees and delicate smoothies, leisurely lunches and lip-smacking Tardeo cocktails, whilst at night it comes alive under hundreds of twinkling lights. A bustling outdoor kitchen and under-the-stars live music performances make it the perfect space for catching up with friends over a sharing dinner or tempting tipple. El Patio is overseen by Calabrian-born head chef Armando Codispoti. Working alongside former Ottolenghi and Soho House Istanbul chef, Esra Muslu, an offering full of vigour and honesty has been born. Borrowing as much inspiration from Codispoti’s Italian mama’s homemade dishes as from Muslu’s Turkish roots, hearty dishes are packed full of herbs, spices and citrus from the Mediterranean Rivieras and Barbary coastal regions. Seasonal Andalusian produce is sourced from trusted local suppliers, supporting small business dedicated to making first-class ingredients. El Patio gives guests a chance to eat in many different ways. A bountiful breakfast affair includes everything from toasted granola with poached peaches to a twist on the smashed avocado with organic poached eggs and Aleppo chilli, whilst lunch brings watermelon with lime and chilli jam, seasonal salads and hand-tossed pizzas with names like ‘El Boss’ or ‘La Simo’, made in the lion-shaped fire oven. Later in the day, guests can indulge in the Tardeo, a chance to stretch out the afternoon with friends over a sage-infused cocktail pitcher; and finally, the action culminates during dinner with inventive dishes chargrilled by the chef in the open outdoor kitchen, decorated with hanging antique copper pots, Andalusian tiles and dried herbs. Dinner staples include wild sea bass carpaccio, wood roasted whole organic chicken with hay-flamed caramelised onions, and – for the cherry on top - Burnt Basque cheesecake. For an added dose of atmosphere, head-bopping tunes curated by Emma Schenkman revive the sounds of Mediterranean funk, boogie and soul in the most welcoming, sophisticated way. EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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Marc Álvarez, fresh from a six-year stint with the Adrià brothers and the El Barri restaurant group, has dreamt up a bespoke drinks menu inspired by the hotel’s history and setting. Creative and stirring concoctions supervised by resort mixologist Nelson Gallo incorporate citrusy herbs, seasonal fruit and home-made cordials: must-haves include ‘Vertical Garden’, with whisky rye, lime and orange curaçao in made-to-measure glassware; and ‘Zoco’ – an attention-grabbing mix of rum, ras el hanout, mango, orange and lime. Whimsical and location-inspired interiors designed by Marie-Caroline Willms and Johanna Haniel of Spain-based design studio, EMCI, play on California’s retro diner vibe – a source of much inspiration for founder, Prince Alfonso. The space encompasses two indoor areas: a circular bar as a nod to Seville’s Plaza de España; and a conservatory-style salon featuring a botanical-infused design, with fabrics in shades of russet, indigo, saffron and sage, alongside raffia-upholstered walls and natural greenery. Unique touches celebrate the Marbella Club’s storied background: a locally handcrafted fireplace by Seville-based artisans, Exvotos, adorned with merman sculptures, mythical creatures and murals of an enigmatic pine forest pay tribute to the original finca on which the hotel stands; Marbella ceramics specialists Edmond and Inés bring the beauty of the gardens indoors with larger-than-life handcut and painted murals; and framed images of the Marbella Club’s beloved personalities takes guests through decades of dress-up parties, Beach Club revelry and late night flamenco feasts. Launched this spring, the Clubhouse epitomises the best things in life – food, drink, fun, friendship and family – and is a fitting tribute to the hotel’s original Clubhouse that acted as a purposefully low-key hangout for Prince Alfonso and his illus-

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trious friends over 65 years ago. A series of convivial, free-flowing indoor and outdoor spaces, all flanked around a lush central patio, guests will also uncover The Grill, where ‘Gaucho’ Roque Juarez Junior brings to life time-tested recipes; Rudi’s, a decadent winter den for champagne toasts, tapas and rounds of backgammon; Summer Bar for al fresco cocktails; La Bodega, an expansive wine cellar and scene of wine tastings; and an exquisitely designed private dining space. The Garden Pool will re-open this summer with an entirely new menu envisioned by Marbella Club’s resident wellness chef Andrés Ruiz. With a focus on garden-based fare, seasonal produce and local harvests, the new offering follows in the successful footsteps of Chef Andres’ recently-introduced healthy gastro experience, El Olivar. Sitting close by is a new tomato garden with over 60 different ancestral varieties, surrounded by flowers and herbs to be incorporated into the dishes, with an ongoing calendar of events like gazpacho making or tomato tastings spearheaded by gastronomic designer Véronique Gladstone. A new hair spa, beauty salon and barber ensure guests always feel their best, whilst a unique proposition store and several flexible spaces act as the site of art exhibitions and pop-up collaborations throughout the year. This summer, the Clubhouse will display an exclusive exhibition of photographer Stuart Cantor’s ‘Marbella Club Days’ series – a collection of 18 images that capture the relaxed glamour and magical spirit of the hotel; a showcase of the Marbella Club Days father-and-son swim short in collaboration with swimwear brand Orlebar Brown; and an ephemeral 220 sq. m. boutique from legendary French maison, CHANEL, showcasing the Spring/Summer 2021 Ready-toWear and 2020/21 Métiers d’art “Le Château des Dames” collections, as well as the exclusive CHANEL COCO BEACH 2021 collection. ■


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he Madrid-born chef trained at the Cooking Schools of Aranjuez and of Luis Irízar in the Basque Country, is a fan and defender of ingredient-oriented gastronomy, and draws inspiration for his recipes from his international experience. Luque worked in Wales, and has travelled all over the world, representing the highest standard of Spanish cuisine, and collaborating with the most prominent international chefs. He is currently responsible for managing the catering at The Westin Palace, which has three elegant restaurants: La Rotonda, the refined Asia Gallery, considered one of the best Asian restaurants in Madrid, and Green T Sushi Bar. Three unique gastronomic spaces, in addition to the 1912 Museo Bar, where past and present merge in the same setting. DELICACIES AT LA ROTONDA La Rotonda is the hotel’s main restaurant. It offers Spanish and international cuisine for lunch and dinner, beneath a spectacular tinted glass dome that illuminates the elegant table arrangement. In the morning, the international breakfast buffet includes specialities for Chinese, Russian or Arabic guests, as well as dishes prepared with local ingredients. On Sundays, a spectacular culinary event is also offered. It consists of a buffet lunch, which is very popular in Madrid, known as Opera & Lunch, which allows you to enjoy an extensive tasting menu while enjoying a live opera performance. CANTONESE GOURMET CUISINE Asia Gallery is the flagship of the Zen Group. Its Cantonese gourmet cuisine has made it a favourite for politicians, actors and celebrities, attracted by an exquisite, extensive menu, whose specialty is Peking Duck. An opportunity to be captivated by its oriental charm, while the senses are awakened with a tasty and nutritious gastronomic offer, which includes ten varieties of dim sum from southern China and sautéed lobster with Sichuan pepper. The chef ’s exclusive dishes are showcased in each menu, and the experience is further elevated if a private table is reserved in a more intimate setting. Asia Gallery opened its doors in 1997, and soon became one of the most renowned Oriental restaurants in the city. The interior design was created by Ignacio García de Vinuesa, who has used wonderful antiques and Chinese silks to provide a very special ambience. GREEN T SUSHI BAR EXPERIENCE Green T Sushi Bar is a relaxing, cosy sushi bar which offers a menu that fuses Japanese cuisine with Spanish tapas, in an ambience of exquisite design, combining Oriental furniture with some Spanish pieces. For many, going to this restaurant is the highlight of the day. There is nothing better than being awed by the live show-cooking, while enjoying one of the drinks from the extensive cocktail menu.■

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osé Luque es el chef ejecutivo del hotel The Westin Palace Madrid. Con más de 25 años de experiencia, su lema es “cocinando a fuego lento”, lo que se traduce en exquisitos platos esculpidos con mimo, delicadeza y esmero. Este cocinero madrileño, formado en la Escuela de Cocina de Aranjuez y en la de Luis Irízar, en el País Vasco, es amante y defensor de la gastronomía de producto y encuentra inspiración para sus recetas en su experiencia internacional. Luque trabajó en Gales y ha viajado por todo el mundo, representando a la cocina española del más alto nivel y colaborando con los más destacados chefs internacionales. Actualmente es responsable de la gestión del área gastronómica del Westin Palace, que cuenta con tres elegantes restaurantes: La Rotonda, el refinado Asia Gallery, considerado uno de los mejores restaurantes asiáticos de Madrid, y Green T Sushi Bar. Tres espacios gastronómicos únicos a los que se les une 1912 Museo Bar, donde pasado y presente se funden en una misma escena. EXQUISITEZ EN LA ROTONDA La Rotonda es el restaurante principal del hotel. Ofrece cocina española e internacional tanto en el almuerzo como en la cena bajo una espectacular cúpula de vidrio tintado que ilumina la elegante disposición de las mesas. Por la mañana, el desayuno buffet internacional incluye especialidades para clientes chinos, rusos o árabes, y platos elaborados con ingredientes locales. Los domingos, además, ofrece un espectacular evento culinario. Consiste en un almuerzo buffet muy popular en Madrid, conocido como Ópera & Brunch, que permite degustar más de 120 referencias gastronómicas disfrutando al mismo tiempo de una actuación de ópera en directo. ALTA COCINA CANTONESA Asia Gallery, por su parte, es el buque insignia del Grupo Zen. Su alta cocina cantonesa lo convierte en el favorito de políticos, actores y celebrities, atraídos por un exquisito y amplio menú, que tiene en el Pato Pekín su especialidad.

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Una oportunidad para dejarse cautivar por su encanto oriental mientras los sentidos se despiertan con una sabrosa y nutritiva apuesta gastronómica, que incluye diez variedades de dim sum del sur de China y langosta salteada con pimienta de Sichuan. Los exclusivos platos del chef se muestran en cada uno de los menús y elevan la experiencia si se reserva una mesa privada en un entorno más íntimo. Asia Gallery abrió sus puertas en 1997 y muy pronto se convirtió en uno de los restaurantes orientales más reconocidos de la ciudad. El diseño interior corre a cargo de Ignacio García de Vinuesa, que ha usado maravillosas antigüedades y sedas chinas para conformar un ambiente muy especial. EXPERIENCIA GREEN T SUSHI BAR Green T Sushi Bar es un relajante y acogedor sushi bar que ofrece una carta que fusiona la cocina japonesa con las tapas españolas, en un ambiente con un exquisito diseño, que combina muebles orientales con algunas piezas españolas. Para muchas personas, acudir a este restaurante se convierte en el mejor momento del día. Nada mejor que dejarse impresionar por la cocina-teatro en vivo, al tiempo que se disfruta de una de las bebidas del amplio menú de cócteles. ENCUENTROS COMO LOS DE ANTES Además, The Westin Palace Madrid cuenta con 1912 Museo Bar, un lugar de animados encuentros, abierto para la cena, en el que, en su día, Ernest Hemingway y Salvador Dalí disfrutaron de riquísimos cócteles. El mejor ambiente para dejarse inspirar por la exposición de tesoros y curiosidades que reflejan el pasado del hotel, desde las copas de champaña de plata utilizadas por el rey Alfonso XIII para brindar en la gran inauguración, hasta los registros de empleados de 1912, pasando por una colección de fotografías y libros de huéspedes. El bar cuenta con un ambiente estimulante y relajado, y sigue siendo un centro social para locales y huéspedes, que pueden elegir su opción en un menú de cafés, cócteles, bebidas y exquisitos aperitivos. ■


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Powder sugar 25 g Brown sugar 50 g Flour 75 g Hazelnuts grated 75 g Butter 75g

Azúcar en polvo 25 g Azúcar moreno 50 g Harina 75 g Avellanas ralladas 75 g Mantequilla 75 g

Mix all, make a layer of 3 mm and oven by 160ºC 10 minutes.

Mezclar todo muy bien y preparar una capa de 3 mm. Hornear a 160ºC durante 10 minutos.

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Queso crema 500g Vainilla 2 Azúcar 150g Yema de huevo 1 Huevo 1 Nata 200g

Whisk all together, oven by 90ºC one hour Place the base on top of the cake and turn it upside down.

Batir todo junto y hornear a 90ºC durante 1 hora Colocar la base sobre la tarta y darle la vuelta.

Remove the cake ring using a little knife.

Retirar el molde de la tarta con un cuchillito.

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here are people who seem to have been born before their time. Professionals who have a unique vision, decades ahead of what is yet to come. This is the case of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who, with his philosophy of connecting architecture and nature, created designs for homes and buildings that would set the way forward for later generations. Wright was born in Wisconsin (USA), in 1867, into a family of preachers of British descent. He spent much of his childhood and adolescence on a farm, in close contact with nature, which would later condition his approach to architecture. Although he began a degree in engineering at the University of Wisconsin, after two years, he decided to abandon his studies and move to Chicago to learn from the best architects, such as Louis Sullivan. During these years, he designed the Winslow House in River Forest (Illinois). It would be the first of the so-called “prairie houses’’, single-family homes with a strong connection to the environment. With roofs that created deep overhangs on the facades, and huge horizontal windows, the core of these homes was a huge fireplace, around which the rooms were distributed. Wright was ahead of his time because he rejected the concept of perceiving interior rooms as closed spaces detached from the others. He believed rooms should open up, envisioning an interior space that was large and open-plan, with ceilings of different heights, letting light flood in and creating a sense of spaciousness. INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS After travelling to Europe and presenting his work in Berlin, he returned to the U.S. and designed Taliesin, his own home. The architect was most prolific when it came to designing summer houses for wealthy families who wanted to see their homes surrounded by nature, at the lakes of Wisconsin and Michigan, and Northwoods, in Chicago. In his most monumental phase, Wright designed the Larkin Building in Buffalo, with a spectacular dark red brick facade, and Unity Temple, in Oak Park, using reinforced concrete for the first time. Foreshadowing the style that would become fashionable years later, the architect left the electrical wiring exposed, as an integral part of his design. Wright was also an innovator in the construction of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. He developed a new method of earthquake-resistant construction that involved placing the foundations on tilting hydraulic supports, which enabled the building to remain intact after the devastating earthquake of 1923. Hollyhock House, in Los Angeles, built using prefabricated cement blocks designed by the architect himself, or Millard House, for which he created an ornamental block with ethnic figures, were some of his strokes of genius. ■

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AN INTENSE LIFE With Taliesin West, in Phoenix, he achieved total integration of the building in the landscape, while Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania, was built on a huge rock at the top of a waterfall over a small river, in a perception of organic and truly modern architecture, well ahead of its time. Wright’s life was intense in every way. He married three times, had eight children, and wrote books and countless articles, nowadays considered great architectural classics. He also created modern-looking furniture designs, such as the Coonley chair or the Barrel chair. And, most importantly, he designed almost 700 buildings in his 72 years of professional career; some of them very polemical for their time, such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, which was inaugurated amid heated controversies due to its futuristic style. The architect died in 1959. Soon after came the shower of acknowledgements, and on July 7, 2019, UNESCO declared eight of his works a World Heritage Site, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Fallingwater, which, due to its conception of architecture, would be considered the “building of the twentieth century” at the annual convention of architects of the AIA in Philadelphia.

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ay personas que parecen haber nacido en una época equivocada. Profesionales que tienen una visión única, que se adelanta décadas a lo que está por venir. Es el caso del arquitecto Frank Lloyd Wright, que con su filosofía de conectar arquitectura y naturaleza propuso diseños de viviendas y edificios que fueron capaces de marcar el camino a seguir a posteriores generaciones. Wright nació en Wisconsin (EE.UU), en 1867, en el seno de una familiar de pastores con ascendencia británica. Pasó buena parte de su infancia y adolescencia en una granja, en pleno contacto con la naturaleza, lo que más tarde condicionaría su concepción de la arquitectura. Aunque comenzó a estudiar ingeniería en la universidad de Wisconsin, a los dos años decidió abandonar la carrera y trasladarse a Chicago para aprender con los mejores arquitectos, como Louis Sullivan. Durante estos años diseñó la Casa Winslow, en River Forest (Illinois). Sería la primera de las conocidas como “viviendas de la pradera”, casas unifamiliares fuertemente conectadas al entorno. Con cubiertas sobresaliendo de las fachadas y enormes ventanales horizontales, el núcleo de estas viviendas era una enorme chimenea, alrededor de la cual se disponían las habitaciones. Wright se adelantó a su época porque rechazaba el criterio de concebir los espacios interiores como estancias cerradas y aisladas del resto. Para él, las habitaciones debían abrirse, concibiendo un espacio interior con techos a varias alturas, amplio y

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diáfano, que dejara penetrar la luz y aportara una sensación de amplitud. CONSTRUCCIONES INNOVADORAS Tras viajar a Europa y presentar sus trabajos en Berlín, regresó a EE.UU. y diseñó Taliesin, su propia vivienda. Además, el arquitecto fue muy prolífico a la hora de diseñar casas de verano para familias adineradas que querían ver su vivienda en plena naturaleza, junto a los lagos de Wisconsin y Michigan, y en los bosques del norte de Chicago. En su etapa más monumental, Wright construyó la fábrica Larkin, de Búfalo, con una espectacular fachada de ladrillo, y el Unity Templeo de Oak Park, en el que se utilizó por primera vez hormigón armado. Como un adelanto al estilo que se pondría de moda años más tarde, el arquitecto dejó la instalación eléctrica a la vista, como parte integrante de su diseño. El arquitecto fue también un innovador en la construcción del Hotel Imperial de Tokio, en Japón. Desarrolló un nuevo método de construcción resistente a los terremotos que consistía en colocar los cimientos en soportes basculantes hidráulicos, lo que hizo que el edificio permaneciera en pie tras el devastador terremoto de 1923. La casa Barnsdall en los Ángeles, construida mediante bloques de cemento prefabricados diseñados por el propio arquitecto, o la casa Millard, para cuyo diseño creó un bloque con figuras étnicas, fueron algunas de sus genialidades.


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UNA VIDA INTENSA Con la Taliesin West, en Phoenix, se logró la integración absoluta del edificio en el paisaje, mientras que la Fallingwater House, en Pensilvania, fue edificada sobre una enorme roca, encima de una cascada sobre un pequeño río, en una concepción de la arquitectura orgánica y plenamente moderna, muy adelantada a su época. La vida de Wright fue intensa en todos los sentidos. Se casó tres veces, tuvo ocho hijos, y escribió libros y numerosos artículos hoy considerados como grandes clásicos de la arquitectura. También hizo diseños de muebles de aspecto contemporáneo, como la silla Coonley o la silla Barrel. Y, sobre todo, diseñó cerca de 700 edificios en sus 72 años de vida profesional, algunos muy controvertidos para la época, como el Museo Guggenheim de Nueva York, que se inauguró entre una fuerte polémica por su estilo futurista. El arquitecto murió en 1959. Poco tiempo después comenzarían los reconocimientos y el 7 de julio de 2019, la UNESCO declararía Patrimonio de la Humanidad a ocho de sus obras, entre ellas el Museo Guggenheim de Nueva York y Fallingwater, la Casa de la Cascada, que sería considerada, por su forma de entender la arquitectura, como el “edificio del siglo XX” en la convención anual de arquitectos de la AIA en Filadelfia.

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he LOPD (Act 3/2018 of 5 December on Personal Data Protection and Guarantee of Digital Rights) refers to and regulates the use of personal data and of the digital content of deceased persons. Article 3 of the LOPD says that «individuals related to the deceased by way of a family or de facto relationship and their heirs may address the data controller or data processor to request access to the personal data of the deceased and, where appropriate, to rectify or delete them». However, those persons “may not exercise those rights if the deceased person had expressly prohibited it, or if it is prohibited under any legal provision. Any such prohibition would not, however, prevent the heirs from having access to information on the assets of the deceased” These two quotes are sufficient so that we can, at least, begin to think about the legacy of our digital footprint, our website or our blogs, our social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram), our email accounts such as Gmail or Yahoo, our audio or video files stored on cloud hosting services (such as Dropbox), our relationships with providers of online music or audio file services (Spotify or Netflix …) our domains, our devices (PC with hard drives, mobile phones …). But while doing so, if we think a bit further, what about our access codes to our online bank accounts or our cryptocurrency balances? And at this point the LODP and Article 3 might awaken our interest. Suddenly the expression “digital will” starts to make sense to the extent that it could contain the right to access certain digital content of deceased persons managed by information society service providers, and also the right to rectification and deletion and the right that any heir has to be informed about the estate of the deceased and its condition, as well as to carry out any actions necessary in determining and defending it.

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Article 96 of the LOPD regulates the right to a digital will. “1. Access to content managed by information society service providers regarding deceased persons will be governed by the following rules: a) Individuals related to the deceased by way of a family or de facto relationship and their heirs may address the information society service providers in order to have access to that content and give them any instructions they consider appropriate regarding their use, destination and deletion. As an exception, such persons may not have access to the content of the deceased, nor request any modification or elimination, if the deceased person had expressly prohibited it, or if it is prohibited under any legal provision. Any such prohibition would not, however prevent the heirs from having access to data regarding the assets of the deceased. b) The executor of the will and any individual or institution expressly designated by the deceased to act as such may also, following the instructions received, have access to the content in order to fulfil those instructions. c) If the deceased is a minor, those powers may also be exercised by his or her legal representatives or, within the scope of its competences, by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, who may act on its own initiative or at the request of any individual or body corporate with an interest. d) In the case of the death of a disabled person, in addition to the parties indicated in the previous point, those powers may also be exercised by persons who have been designated to perform supporting functions if the powers are understood as being comprised under the support functions provided by the person designated. 2. The persons authorised under the previous sub-section may decide on whether to keep or delete the personal profiles of deceased persons

on social networks or equivalent services, unless the deceased had made any decision on this circumstance, in which case, his or her instructions will apply. The controller of the service who, in accordance with the previous paragraph, is asked to delete the profile must do so without delay. 3. A Royal Decree will establish the requirements and conditions for accrediting the validity and effectiveness of mandates and instructions and, if the case, for having them registered, which could coincide with the provisions of Article 3 of this Act. 4. The provisions set out in this Article in relation to deceased persons in the autonomous regions having their own civil, regional or special legislation will be governed by the rules established by the regions within their scope of application.” The content of Articles 3 and 96 of the LOPD leads us to understand that a digital will is not a digital or online method for a person to dispose of his or her assets once they have died, because in our Civil Code a will has to be executed with certain formalities –normally in the presence of a notary- and for the time being it cannot be carried out digitally or online. We also know that the digital «content» we are referring to does not always consist of «transferrable» assets that can be inherited, and can therefore not be regulated under the scope of Inheritance Law as this only regulates assets and interests that can be inherited. With this, we should be aware that these LOPD regulations not only refer to the instructions that the deceased may have given with regard to the destination of his or her digital content, which would constitute a «digital will» itself (or a digital last will and testament), but they also indicate the list of people with legal standing –and not necessarily the heirs- who, as «interlocutors» could address the information society service


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providers to inform them what is to be done with the digital content of the deceased. Having made these clarifications, a digital will could be understood as the document that could contain all the email accounts, websites, blogs, social networks, passwords, etc. In short, it is a document that can inform of, organise and arrange what is to happen with all the digital information of the testator. This digital will has to be formalised in the presence of a notary, the same as for a normal will – except in the special circumstances provided for in the Civil Code – and in it we will have to explain what to do with all that information and also to whom all those transferrable assets and interests

will be passed after our death, indicating the person or persons entrusted with carrying out those measures and the person or persons -heirs- who are the beneficiaries of our transferrable assets and interests. So, as part of the testament in which we express our last will, it would make sense to also draw up or file with the notary the information and the arrangements for our digital footprint and any transferrable assets and interests. Purely by way of illustration, we could organise, instruct and make arrangements for (1) our equipment (computers, telephones, tablets …); (2) our accounts and passwords (we would include those for banks, credits cards, cryptocurrencies, email

accounts, for example; (3) our social networks with personal content (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram …), hard drives or storage in regular accounts such as Dropbox or Google Drive, for example, or in our own cloud; and (4) our website, domains, licences and possible subscriptions. With this information and our instructions and last will, our executor or, if the case, our heirs, would have our digital inventory and, depending on the case, can close, erase or conserve all or part of our digital footprint, as well as accept and distribute any “digital” assets and interests classified transferrable assets and interests in accordance with our wishes. In short, there’s nothing wrong in adapting our last will and testament to the times.

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EL TESTAMENTO DIGITAL T E X T: S A N T I A G O D E L A C R U Z

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a LOPD (Ley Orgánica 3/2018 de 5 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos Personales y garantía de derechos digitales) se refiere y regula el destino de los datos personales y de los contenidos digitales de las personas fallecidas. La LOPD dice en su artículo 3 que «las personas vinculadas al fallecido por razones familiares o de hecho así como sus herederos podrán dirigirse al responsable o encargado del tratamiento al objeto de solicitar el acceso a los datos personales de aquella y, en su caso, su rectificación o supresión». No obstante, estas personas “no podrán ejercer tales derechos cuando la persona fallecida lo hubiese prohibido expresamente o así lo estableciera una disposición legal. Prohibición que, sin embargo, no podría impedir el acceso de los herederos a aquellos datos de carácter patrimonial del causante” Estas dos menciones son suficientes para que, al menos, podamos empezar a pensar en el legado de nuestro rastro digital, de nuestra web o de nuestros blogs, de nuestras redes sociales (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn o Instagram), de nuestras cuentas de correo electrónico como Gmail o Yahoo, de nuestros Archivos de audio o vídeo alojados en servicios de alojamiento en la nube (como Dropbox), de nuestras relaciones con proveedores de servicios en línea de archivos de música o audio (Spotify o Netflix …) de nuestros dominios, de nuestros dispositivos (ordenador con su disco duro, móviles …). Pero sobre la marcha, a poco que reflexionemos, nos vendrán a la cabeza nuestras claves de acceso a nuestras cuentas en banca online o nuestros saldos en criptomonedas y en este punto la LODP y su artículo 3 puede despertar nuestro interés. Sobre la marcha empieza a tener sentido y contenido la expresión “testamento digital” en la medida en que puede contener el derecho a acceder a determinados contenidos digitales de las personas fallecidas gestionados por prestadores de servicios de la sociedad de la información, también el derecho a su rectificación y supresión y el derecho que tendría todo heredero a conocer el caudal relicto y el estado del mismo, así como a realizar las acciones necesarias para su determinación y defensa. La LOPD en su artículo 96 regula el Derecho al testamento digital. “1. El acceso a contenidos gestionados por prestadores de servicios de la sociedad de la información sobre personas fallecidas se regirá por las siguientes reglas. a) Las personas vinculadas al fallecido por razones familiares o de hecho, así como sus herederos podrán dirigirse a los prestadores de servicios de la sociedad de la información al objeto de acceder a dichos contenidos e impartirles las instrucciones que estimen oportunas sobre su utilización, destino o supresión. Como excepción, las personas mencionadas no podrán acceder a los contenidos del causante, ni

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solicitar su modificación o eliminación, cuando la persona fallecida lo hubiese prohibido expresamente o así lo establezca una ley. Dicha prohibición no afectará al derecho de los herederos a acceder a los contenidos que pudiesen formar parte del caudal relicto. b) El albacea testamentario así como aquella persona o institución a la que el fallecido hubiese designado expresamente para ello también podrá solicitar, con arreglo a las instrucciones recibidas, el acceso a los contenidos con vistas a dar cumplimiento a tales instrucciones. c) En caso de personas fallecidas menores de edad, estas facultades podrán ejercerse también por sus representantes legales o, en el marco de sus competencias, por el Ministerio Fiscal, que podrá actuar de oficio o a instancia de cualquier persona física o jurídica interesada. d) En caso de fallecimiento de personas con discapacidad, estas facultades podrán ejercerse también, además de por quienes señala la letra anterior, por quienes hubiesen sido designados para el ejercicio de funciones de apoyo si tales facultades se entendieran comprendidas en las medidas de apoyo prestadas por el designado. 2. Las personas legitimadas en el apartado anterior podrán decidir acerca del mantenimiento o eliminación de los perfiles personales de personas fallecidas en redes sociales o servicios equivalentes, a menos que el fallecido hubiera decidido acerca de esta circunstancia, en cuyo caso se estará a sus instrucciones. El responsable del servicio al que se le comunique, con arreglo al párrafo anterior, la solicitud de eliminación del perfil, deberá proceder sin dilación a la misma. 3. Mediante real decreto se establecerán los requisitos y condiciones para acreditar la validez y vigencia de los mandatos e instrucciones y, en su caso, el registro de los mismos, que podrá coincidir con el previsto en el artículo 3 de esta ley orgánica. 4. Lo establecido en este artículo en relación con las personas fallecidas en las comunidades autónomas con derecho civil, foral o especial, propio se regirá por lo establecido por estas dentro de su ámbito de aplicación.” Del contenido de los artículos 3 y del 96 de la LOPD, podemos entender que el testamento digital no es un acto de disposición de los bienes de una persona para después de su muerte realizado por vía digital u online puesto que en nuestro Código Civil el testamento ha de ser otorgado con determinadas formalidades -normalmente ante notario- y no se puede hacer, de momento, por vía digital u online. Sepamos también que los «contenidos» digitales a los que nos hemos referido no siempre constituyen bienes «transmisibles» que puedan ser objeto de una sucesión mortis causa, lo que alejaría esta regulación del ámbito del Derecho hereditario

puesto que éste que solo regula aquellos bienes y derechos que lo sean. Así, debemos entender que estos preceptos de la LOPD no solo se refieren a las instrucciones que el causante haya podido dar en relación con el destino de sus contenidos digitales, que sería lo que constituiría propiamente un «testamento digital» (o documento de últimas voluntades digitales), sino que señala también el elenco de legitimados -y no necesariamente herederos- que podrían dirigirse como «interlocutores» a los prestadores de servicios de la sociedad de la información para comunicarles lo que hay que hacer con los contenidos digitales del causante. Hechas estas aclaraciones, el testamento digital se podría entender como el documento que puede contener todas las cuentas de correo, sitios webs, blogs, redes sociales, contraseñas, etc. Es decir, se trata de un documento donde se puede informar, ordenar y prever qué va a suceder con toda la información de carácter digital del testador. Este testamento digital habría de formalizarse ante notario, al igual que el testamento normal -salvo en los supuestos especiales que prevé el propio Código Civil- y en él debiéramos explicar qué hacer con todos esos datos y también a quién han de ir a parar todos esos bienes y derechos transmisibles tras nuestro fallecimiento, indicando la persona o personas encargadas de llevar a cabo estas gestiones y la persona o personas -herederos- beneficiarios de nuestros bienes y derechos transmisibles. Así, tendría sentido poder confeccionar ante notario o depositar ante notario como parte del testamento en el que manifestemos nuestra última voluntad, también la información y la disposición de nuestro rastro digital y de sus bienes y derechos transmisibles. De manera meramente enunciativa se nos podría ocurrir ordenar, instruir y disponer acerca de: (1) nuestros equipos (ordenadores, teléfonos, tabletas …); (2) de nuestras cuentas y contraseñas (incluiríamos las de bancos, tarjetas de crédito, criptomonedas y correos electrónicos, por ejemplo); (3) nuestras redes sociales con contenido personal (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn o Instagram …), discos duros o almacenamiento en cuentas habituales como Dropbox o Google Drive, por ejemplo, o en nuestra propia nube; y (4) de nuestras web, dominios, licencias y eventuales suscripciones. Con esta información y con nuestras instrucciones y voluntad última, nuestro albacea o en su caso nuestros herederos, contarían con nuestro inventario digital y podrían, dependiendo del caso, cerrar, borrar o conservar total o parcialmente nuestra huella digital, además de acepar y repartir, en función de lo que hayamos previsto, aquellos bienes y derechos “digitales” que entren en la calificación de bienes y derechos transmisibles. En definitiva, no está de más adaptar nuestra última voluntad a nuestro tiempo.



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VILLA MERCURY A PRIVATE OASIS IN LOS NARANJOS, ONE OF NUEVA ANDALUCÍA’S MOST EXCLUSIVE AREAS

As modern villas have become more compact, they can’t always assure the same levels of space and privacy as before. Villa Mercury is different and certainly one of the most impressive villas on the coast– a luxurious contemporary home whose ample indoor and outdoor living areas set the tone for the quality of life within a personal oasis, all enjoying spectacular sea views. Working with a development team from Barcelona, he created a home that stands out in many ways from its peers in Marbella. This is evidenced by the avoidance of right angled rooflines in favour of a highly creative modern interpretation of vaulted and sloped ceilings, a feature first applied to such amazing effect by early masters of modern architecture such as Le Corbusier and

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Saarinen. This gives the villa a playful, engaging sense in which each room within the open-flowing layout is not uniform but has its own ambience and look. YOUR OWN PERSONAL DOMAIN Villa Mercury is set within a peaceful, gated cul de sac in Los Naranjos, overlooking but not overlooked. This secure, private home offers everything a family could wish for – indoor and out – including wonderful facilities for entertaining and views of golf courses, countryside and suburbs ranging down towards the sea. Marbella and its beaches are minutes away, but within the villa and the lush greenery that surrounds it there is the peace and privacy of a personal domain. What’s more, the design makes this an easy home to maintain.


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From the spacious, flowing living areas to the terraces and layout of the garden, to the large multicar garage this is a property built upon the vision and perfectionist drive of its creator. A man of the big picture as well as the detail that it is made up of, he focused upon the villa’s creative design before meticulously planning materials and details, and subsequently demanded the best of engineers and suppliers at each stage of construction and installation. It is for this reason that Villa Mercury ‘works’ so well, ‘fits’ so well and displays a harmony that is the function of careful consideration. There is an easy flow to the home the minute you follow stairs flanked by cascading terraced fountains up to the front door and enter a large central hallway – the main distribution point in the villa. Here the eye begins to take in details in a property that is nonetheless devoid of superfluous ornamentation but also far removed from rectangular interpretations of modern architecture. To the right, a large living room looks out over the back pool and its terrace deck, preceded by an informal lounge and connected to a comfortable dining room. THE ULTIMATE FAMILY HOME Thanks to its space, layout and amenities, Villa Mercury is a stylish and impressive residence that is also the ultimate family home – and a property just made for entertaining. Broad stairs lead down from the living room area to an expansive entertainment area that includes a lounge, dining room, restrooms, a bar and also a private cinema with its own bar, popcorn maker and state-of-the-art equipment. As the owner knows what he’s talking about when it comes to technology, expect acoustics and visuals to impress – accompanied by a side-view of the ‘green pool’. Indeed, the villa has two swimming pools and several water features, and this wing connects with a beautifully styled infinity edge pool whose water colours a mesmerising green thanks to specially sourced tiles. From here, you look out past fruit trees and flowering plants to a large tennis court in the blue of Flushing Meadows, beyond which extend the gardens and suburbs of Nueva Andalucía. Follow the lush greenery of the garden on either side around the house and you come to the opposite wing, which overlooks perfect lawns and a stylised fountain towards the main pool. The large family terrace connects with the modern kitchen, and on to the dining room and living spaces on the ground floor, which include a professional office and three bedroom suites. At the far end, steps lead down to the professionally equipped gym, complete with sauna, Turkish bath and showers/changing rooms. From here, a lift takes you down to the garage or up to the bedrooms on the first floor, crowned by the large, luxurious master suite with modern dressing room and bathroom. The views to the sea are impressive from here, and can also be admired from a large wrap-around terrace. They are even more imposing from the top-floor roof terrace, from where a panoramic 360-degree vista can be had that surveys the entire surroundings, taking in mountains, suburbs, golf courses, the sea and of course the private oasis of greenery below. There you will find over 50 types of flowering and fruit trees that provide the family with fresh proExclusive to Engel & Völkers Marbellalow the greenery to the main swimming pool and bar with its kitchen, BBQ, bathrooms and dining room – stepping over Japanese-style flagstones to get there – and you reach the perimeter of the garden. This very private spot is just made for relaxing, entertaining and en-

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joying those wonderful Marbella days, where a long koi pond and the formal fountain pond further along provide the restful sound of water. A Jacuzzi between the pool and the sunbathing deck completes the picture in a garden that so skilfully blends formal landscaping with the ability to cater for a family and their guests. But the ultimate family home goes a step further, offering a small but well-managed organic orchard, vegetable garden and chicken coop making this a very self-sufficient property. Villa Mercury is a very complete property. More than just a stylish modern architectural villa with a very comprehensive set of modern amenities, it is also spacious, practical and functional enough to be a truly comfortable family home that is also perfect for entertaining. The fact that this unique property is also set within a veritable oasis of private greenery is another defining element that makes this 21st century estate stand out among its peers. Exclusive to Engel & Völkers Marbella Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe CN 340 KM 178,2 - CC La Póveda, Local 5 29602 Marbella, Málaga Phone: +34-952.859.860

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VIVIR EN LA COSTA DEL SOL

Bajo con jardín en Nueva Andalucía PUERTO BANÚS Oficina Puerto Banús

235 m2 3 2 Sí / Yes

628.000 €

Ref. Web: 165289

banus@gilmar.es

952 86 68 00

Gilmar en Puerto Banus ofrece en venta este precioso y amplio bajo en Urbanización Alminar, en Nueva Andalucía. La vivienda está situada en una preciosa urbanización cerrada con conserje y el servicio de seguridad las 24h.

Gilmar in Puerto Banus offers for sale this beautiful and spacious ground floor in Urbanización Alminar II, in Nueva Andalucía. The apartment is located in a beautiful, gated community with a concierge and 24-hour security service.

ES Construida en el 2019, dispone de hermosos jardines tropicales y zonas verdes con palmeras por todas sus áreas, una gran piscina-lago con un bonito puente y zona de confort para comer en reunión, una piscina para niños y otra piscina ubicada en una zona para disfrutar de más tranquilidad.

EN Built in 2019, it has beautiful tropical gardens and green areas with palm trees in all its areas, a large pool-lake with a nice bridge and a comfortable area for family reunions or meetings, a children’s pool and another pool located in slightly more private area. It is a beautiful urbanization in Nueva Andalucía near Avenida del Prado with all services and a multitude of international restaurants in the area.

Se distribuye en un amplio salón-comedor con acceso a un gran porche en esquina con jardín con orientación sur y salida directa a una tranquila piscina. Cuenta con luz desde mediodía hasta por la tarde. Cocina moderna abierta al salón con zona de lavadero, 1 dormitorio máster en suite con salida al porche exterior, y dos dormitorios más, uno de ellos con terraza y que comparten un baño común. La vivienda goza de magníficas calidades y decorada con gran gusto. Incluye una plaza de garaje subterráneo y un trastero. Una excelente vivienda privilegiada en su urbanización por su ubicación y características, en pleno Valle del Golf, junto a los más prestigiosos Campos de Golf de Marbella y a tan sólo 5 minutos de Puerto Banús, Marbella.

The apartment is located in a privileged position in the urbanization that is distributed in a spacious living-dining room with access to a large corner porch with a south-facing garden and direct access to a quiet swimming pool with gardens. It has light from noon to afternoon. Modern kitchen open to the living room with laundry area, 1 master bedroom suite with access to the exterior porch, and two more bedrooms, one of them with a terrace and sharing a common bathroom. The house enjoys magnificent qualities and decorated with great taste. It includes an underground garage space and a storage room. An excellent, privileged home in its urbanization due to its location and characteristics, in the heart of the Golf Valley, next to the most prestigious Golf Courses in Marbella and just 5 minutes from Puerto Banús, Marbella.


VIVIR EN LA COSTA DEL SOL

Villa a estrenar en un entorno incomparable ESTEPONA · SOTOGRANDE

4.950.000 €

Oficina Estepona

720 m2 5 7 Sí / Yes Ref. Web: 164005

estepona@gilmar.es

952 80 85 70

Oportunidad de vivir en un entorno incomparable. Rodeado del Parque Nacional Los Alcornocales, los mejores campos de golf del sur de Europa y con una vista majestuosa al Mar Mediterráneo.

Opportunity to live in an incomparable environment. Surrounded by Los Alcornocales National Park, the best golf courses in southern Europe and with a majestic view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Magnífica villa a estrenar, cálida, con luz natural a largo de todo el día, funcional y muy acogedora. Vistas panorámicos desde todas las estancias de la vivienda.

Ideal to live all the year. International School that offers the possibility of giving a quality education to their children. Four of the best golf courses in Europe, the Port of Sotogrande five minutes by car and two airports within walking distance (Gibraltar 35 minutes and Malaga an hour). Riding centers, tenos clubs, a wide range of restaurants will delight those who want to opt for a different quality of life, but with all the services of a big city.

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Ventanales amplios que se abren e integran los espacios interiores al exterior, con suelos que se extienden a las terrazas donde se puede disfrutar del maravilloso clima mediterráneo durante el extenso verano del sur continental. Toda la casa se destaca por el diseño. los materiales utilizados, el aprovechamiento de los espacios interiores y exteriores y la integración en el entorno mágico de una urbanización de referencia, como es la reserva Club de Sotogrande. Ideal para vivir todo el año. A escasa distancia del colegio Internacional, que brinda la posibilidad de dar una educación de calidad a sus hijos. Cuatro de los mejores campos de golf de Europa, el Puerto de Sotogrande a cinco minutos en coche y dos aeropuertos a escasa distancia (Gibraltar 35 minutos y Málaga a 60 minutos).

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Magnificent opportunity, brand new villa. Warm, functional and very cozy. Panoramic views from all rooms of the house. Ideal to live all the year. International School that offers the possibility of giving a quality education to their children. Four of the best golf courses in Europe, the Port of Sotogrande five minutes by car and two airports within walking distance (Gibraltar 35 minutes and Malaga an hour).


WHO? In order to break the rules, you must first master them. Belgian-born artist Isabelle Scheltjens is living proof of this. After having gained international recognition and praise, she is now dubbed “The Queen of Dots” in the contemporary art world. WHAT? Her artworks translate the language of luxury and art into an incredible explosion of energy. Isabelle’s creations are pieces of bold – yet delicate – art for confident owners. Her neo-pointillistic juxtaposition of hand cut layered glass shards gives life to unique portraits that captivate our hearts, intrigue our senses and bewitch the spirit. WHERE? You can find us in Puerto Banús – the perfect location in which to have Isabelle’s artworks redefine expectations in a blizzard of pure creativity and invention. Adding to the Puerto Banús experience, Blizz Art Gallery is now a part of the picture… Another tile in the mosaic. Come visit us at Calle Ribera, Casa N, Local 18, planta baja 29660 Puerto Banús, Marbella… and see for yourself!

Blizz Art Gallery Calle Ribera, PUERTO BANUS, Marbella (by the exit barrier of the port) T +34 951 74 30 06 info@blizzartgallery.com www.blizzartgallery.com


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MARBELLA DESIGN F OCU S O N T H E A RCH I T EC T URE OF T HE ANDALUS I AN VILLAGE

Ten days of Design and Interior Design in Marbella. The largest international exhibition of International Design and Interior Design held in Andalusia. An innovative space, with an exclusive project, in which more than 40 interior designers and design galleries, recognized nationally and internationally, come together to exhibit their latest avant-garde designs, collections and luxury furniture.

The Andalusian Village and its architecture, reconceptualized through the design of Alfonso Castellon, architectural director of MARBELLA DESIGN, will be the visual thread of this edition of the exhibition that, for the second consecutive year, will be held by Art Marbella from November 4 to 14 at the Palacio de Congresos of the city of Malaga. This main axis seeks to evoke an emblematic architecture that has stood the test of time and also links the exhibition with the region. The image of this edition is intended to be a continuity of that of theprevious edition, in which Castellón developed the idea of “The City of Artists” in reference to the Marbella of the “Belle Epoque”.

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mona Garufi, Soledad Ordoñez, Susana Urbano, Welcome Design and Worn Studio have already confirmed their participation in the exhibition. This last month, in addition, some new brands have joined the fair, such as have joined Alter Espacio, Arquigreen, Arte Wallcoverign, Artesanía Castilla La Mancha, Asm Taps, Ayuntamiento de El Ejido, Barpimo, Beal, Bticino, Cosmeralda, Darid, De Hogar, Denzzo, Domonova, Durmi, Guadarte, Hager, Ixia Regal, Kreon, La Fábrica de Hielo, Lamarzocco, Landscapers, MC Pinturas, Miapetra, Miid, Mortex, Musola, Parquet Astorga, Relax, Saga Home Wear, Sea & Touch, Sixty Pro, Tapicería Ruiz, Tarimatec, Tubes Radiatori, Vallsfusta, Vista Alegre, Weitzer and Zennio.

Dozens of interior designers, designers and artists will exhibit their proposals and creative spaces under the support of the most important brands in the industry. Cosentino, as main sponsor, is now joined by the prestigious firm GM Electric, which has just confirmed its backing for Marbella Design. In the same way Becara stands out together with other sponsoring brands such as Cin Valentine, Cuellar Stone, Floter, Jung, Loewe, Niessen, Parador, Pedro Peña, Ramos y Cobos, Simon y Tapicerías Bardera.

All of them will present their most avant-garde interior design proposals together with other firms and brands such as Ape Grupo, Ascale, Asko, Bathco, Bioresina, Colección Alexandra, Co´tantic, Decorlaton, Ecoclay, Escayolas Saz, Escenium, Espacios Nazaries, Ferromagno, Gordon Imports-Schumacher, Iludec, Inardi, Laufen, Llis Batista, Mobil Fresno, Orac Decor, Parador, Peralta Vidavi Iluminación, Porcelanite Dos, SapienStone, Squash Martin, Simon, Tensados SCS, Toshiba, Treforma, Uecko, Viabizzuno, Villeroy & Boch, Wikwoods and Yeso Artesanal.

Meanwhile, interior designers and studios such as Aalto, Adriana Nicolau, Addictions Design, Alberto Aranda, AS Interioristas, Coccolarvi, Ele Room 62, Estudio Muher, Febrero Studio, Francisco Silvan, Femont Galvan, Graciela Montagnoli, Javier Escobar, Jose Lara, Luis Galliussi, Marisa Gallo, Niessen by Antonio Serrano Agudo, Si-

www.marbelladesignfair.com From 4th to 14th of November 2021 Marbella Trade Fairs, Congresses and Exhibitions Centre Instagram: @marbelladesignfair Facebook: www.facebook.com/marbelladesignfair/

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Ana Barreales

Paloma Gómez Marin

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MARBELLA DESIGN L A I M AG E N DE M ARBELLA DESIGN 2 0 2 1 SE CE N T R ARÁ EN LA ARQ U I TEC TURA DEL P U EBLO ANDALUZ Diez días de Diseño e Interiorismo en Marbella. La mayor exposición internacional de Diseño e Interiorismo Internacional celebrada en España. Un espacio innovador, con un exclusivo proyecto, en el que más de 40 interioristas, y galerías de diseño, reconocidos a nivel nacional e internacional, se dan cita para exponer sus últimos diseños más vanguardistas, colecciones y muebles de lujo

Susana Urbano

AS Interioristas

Soledad Ordoñez

Coccolarvi

Welcome Design

Aalto

Adriana Nicolau

Febrero Studio

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El Pueblo Andaluz y su arquitectura, reconceptualizada a través del diseño de Alfonso Castellón, director arquitectónico de MARBELLA DESIGN, será el hilo visual conductor de esta edición de la exposición que, por segundo año consecutivo, se celebra de la mano de Art Marbella del 4 al 14 de noviembre en el Palacio de Congresos de la ciudad malagueña. Con este eje principal se busca evocar una arquitectura emblemática que ha resistido el paso del tiempo y que, además, une a la exposición con la región. La imagen de esta edición pretende ser una continuidad de la de la edición anterior, en la que Castellón desarrolló la idea de “La ciudad de los Artistas” en referencia a la Marbella de la “Belle Epoque”. Decenas de interioristas, diseñadores y artistas expondrán sus propuestas y espacios creativos bajo el respaldo de las marcas más granadas de la industria. A Cosentino, como esponsor principal, se suma ahora la prestigiosa firma GM Electric que acaba de confirmar así su respaldo a Marbella Design. De la misma forma destaca Becara junto a otras marcas patrocinadoras como Cin Valentine, Cuellar Stone, Floter, Jung, Loewe, Niessen, Parador, Pedro Peña, Ramos y Cobos, Simon y Tapicerías Bardera. Por su parte, ya han confirmado su participación en el evento interioristas y estudios del calado de Aalto, Adriana Nicolau, Addictions Design, Alberto Aranda, AS Interioristas, Coccolarvi, Ele Room 62, Estudio Muher, Febrero Studio, Francisco Silvan, Femont Galvan, Graciela Montagnoli, Javier Escobar, Jose Lara, Luis Galliussi, Marisa Gallo, Niessen by Antonio Serrano Agudo, Simona Garufi, Soledad Ordoñez, Susana Urbano, Welcome Design y Worn Studio. Este último mes, además, se han incorporado marcas como Alter Espacio, Arquigreen, Arte Wallcoverign, Artesanía Castilla La Mancha, Asm Taps, Ayuntamiento de El Ejido, Barpimo, Beal, Bticino, Cosmeralda, Darid, De Hogar, Denzzo, Domonova, Durmi, Guadarte, Hager, Ixia Regal, Kreon, La Fábrica de Hielo, Lamarzocco, Landscapers, MC Pinturas, Miapetra, Miid, Mortex, Musola, Parquet Astorga, Relax, Saga Home Wear, Sea & Touch, Sixty Pro, Tapicería Ruiz, Tarimatec, Tubes Radiatori, Vallsfusta, Vista Alegre, Weitzer y Zennio. Estas se suman a las ya confirmadas Ape Grupo, Ascale, Asko, Bathco, Bioresina, Colección Alexandra, Co´tantic, Decorlaton, Ecoclay, Escayolas Saz, Escenium, Espacios Nazaries, Ferromagno, Gordon Imports-Schumacher, Iludec, Inardi, Laufen, Llis Batista, Mobil Fresno, Orac Decor, Parador, Peralta Vidavi Iluminación, Porcelanite Dos, SapienStone, Squash Martin, Simon, Tensados SCS, Toshiba, Treforma, Uecko, Viabizzuno, Villeroy & Boch, Wikwoods y Yeso Artesanal. www.marbelladesignfair.com Del 4 al 14 de noviembre de 2021 Palacio de Ferias, Congresos y Exposiciones de Marbella Instagram: @marbelladesignfair Facebook: www.facebook.com/marbelladesignfair/

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F ROM A RCHITECTU RAL INNOVATIONS TO CU TTI NG EDG E ENERGY C ON S E R VATI O N AND SU STA INABILITY, V I S TA LAG O RESIDENCES LE ADS THE WAY I N I NNOVATI V E HO M E DE SIGN T E X T : V I V I O N O ’ K E L LY - I M A G E S C O U R T E S Y O F B R I G H T

ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATIONS Although all the 18 villas in this luxury development are different from each other in detailed design, there is a visual unity throughout by the use of certain basic architectural features common to all the buildings. The most outstanding of these, and the most innovative, is the distinctive beams that wrap around the hallway of each villa. (See the image of the façade on the following page) The idea here was to optimize the views and integrate all the living spaces, inside and out. A floor-to-ceiling window, or window wall, in the main living space, sliding back into solid walls and leaving a seamless boundary between inside and out, may have seemed to be the obvious solution, but the same solid walls would have blocked light and views in other areas, thus passing the problem on. The architects solution was to design a glass wall in the hallway, encased in 12x14 centimetre beams, that the windows in the main living area slide behind, ensuring unrestricted views in the lounge while at the same time creating a light-filled hallway with unrestricted views of the sea, and a beautiful vertical design feature on the outside. Another innovative feature is the design of the infinity pools. Looking across these pools from the terrace, one sees the water

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surface as being level with the main terrace floor on all sides. Most ordinary pools have the water surface 20 to 30 cms below the level of the terrace. This means that, to enter the water, one is forced to step down, whilst in Vista Lago pools you simply step into them. The pools are true infinity pools with nothing coming between the view of the pool and the deep blue of the sea beyond. Furthermore, the architects designed steps running into the pools for their entire length or width, depending on each individual villa design. DESIGN FORMULA TO MAXIMISE THE VIEWS The architects created a layout for the living area that would maximise the views – “lounge, terrace, pool, sea” – is a simplified version of the formula that was applied to every villa. This design allows one to fully appreciate everything the plot has to offer, whether standing in the kitchen, sitting at the dining table, relaxing on the sofa or sunbathing on the terrace. The view is ever-present. Every area of the lounge and terrace looks straight out to the sea. ENERGY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY The other main area of innovation is in energy conservation and sustainability. This is less evident on sight alone, but can, nevertheless, be clearly seen in the use of natural materials throughout each Vista Lago villa. All villas will be BREEAM certified, which guarantees a high level of environmental performance and reduction of the impact of each building both during the construction stage and throughout its life cycle. Specifically, it means improved energy efficiency at all levels, including electricity saving through state-of-the-art heat recovery and intelligent control systems, a comprehensive photovoltaic installation, all LED lighting, increased thermal insulation thickness of the building envelope and an indoor ventilation system with both exhaust and intake heat recovery. Water will be saved by a variety of innovative measures, all aimed to avoid modification of the natural water cycle as much as possible. Treatment systems, including drip irrigation for grey water and rainwater, dual-flush toilets, pressurized tap systems, efficient water storage, soil moisture sensors to regulate irrigation cycles and many more measures are all part and parcel of a Vista Lago villa. As far as efficient lighting is concerned, it would probably be sufficient to know that at least 80 percent of the working area in every Vista Lago kitchen, living room, lounge and study benefits from direct sunlight. Light sensors are used in all outdoor lighting, and all indoor installations comply with the highest of official regulatory requirements. Of special visual interest is the solar lighting used in communal spaces throughout the development, illuminating the plants and stones on roundabouts and other areas to create a soft and intimate ambience, lowering its impact on the natural environment.

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All villas will have an intelligent climate control system (and security system) capable of regulation by mobile phone, with water-based underfloor heating in all living spaces except the kitchen, which will have electric underfloor heating. Add to all this the innovations in sustainable materials used in all Vista Lago villas and in land use, protection and creation of natural habitat, strict pollution control with regard to waste and water run-off, and you have a subsequent increase in health and wellbeing in a safe and sustainable environment for now and for the foreseeable future. The villas could be described as “future-proof homes”. For more information on Vista Lago Residences, visit https:// vistalago.es. Set up an appointment to vist the plot, or talk to the Sales team by calling: (+34) 648 981 111 or emailing: info@ by-bright.com ■ Architecture & Interior Design by UDesign, Developed by BRIGHT. Vista Lago Residences: https://vistalago.es Email: info@by-bright.com Tel: (+34) 648 981 111

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DOCA With the new opening of its 3rd Flagship store in Spain, Barcelona, Doca presents new models to create unique kitchens. We present the perfect materials mix such as porcelain, glass and walnut as the main finishes. The central area of this kitchen is designed with its new Derimade Nogal model. A linear model with surprising details that frame the fronts in perfect harmony. In addition, the Glax cabinets with their Smoked Grey glass fronts show through their large storage area. At Doca we continue to show that cooking is an absolute art. Functional, architectural and of high quality: Doca’s new products. As it does every year, the prestigious Muebles Doca presents its new kitchens and wardrobes, but this time it also surprises us with its new home furniture and complements. Doca shows us once again its flexibility in terms of design and products. They are strongly committed to their new concept of integral interior design so that the whole room presents a complete harmony. Let yourself be amazed by their new products by visiting their 3 showrooms in Madrid, Marbella or Barcelona. It will take your breath away ! For more information visit www.doca.es

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Con la nueva apertura de su tercer Showroom en España, New Showroom Barcelona, Doca presenta nuevos modelos para crear cocinas únicas. Presentamos la combinación perfecta entre diferentes materiales como el porcelánico, el cristal y el nogal como protagonista. La zona central de esta cocina está diseñada con su nuevo modelo Derimade Nogal. Un modelo lineal con detalles sorprendentes que enmarcan los frentes en una perfecta armonía. Además las vitrinas Glax con sus frentes en cristal Gris fumé dejan ver a través de su amplia zona de almacenamiento. En Doca seguimos demostrando que la cocina es un arte. Para más información visite www.doca.es

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Funcionales, arquitectónicas y de calidad: las novedades de la firma Doca. La prestigiosa firma Doca nos presenta como todos los años sus novedades en cocinas y armarios, pero esta vez además nos sorprende con su nueva apuesta en mobiliario de hogar y complementos. Doca nos muestra una vez más su flexibilidad en cuanto al diseño y productos. Apuestan fuerte por su nuevo concepto de interiorismo integral para que toda la estancia presente una completa armonía. Déjate deslumbrar por sus novedades visitando sus 3 Showrooms en Madrid, Marbella o Barcelona. ¡No te dejarán indiferente!


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MIRA KORTBAWI AN I N T E R I OR D ESIGN D RIV EN B Y PA SSION

Her aim is to enhance people ‘ s lifestyle by creating interiors where good energy flows “Nowadays, Luxury is about space and time” she says Her philosophy and vision of design reaches a highly spiritual level that makes people feel in harmony and peace in any space she designs www.mk-designers.com EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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Since 2009, she founded MK DESIGNERS in the Heart of Paris. she designs luxury interiors focusing on Light and Harmony Recently, she opened a new office in Marbella Club and started working on the refurbishing of a new residence in frontline of the Golden Mile

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5 tips to have a dream bathroom by Susana Urbano

I T H I N K THAT A GO O D DESIGN IS ESSENTIAL IN T HE BAT HROOMS O F A H OU SE. BATHRO O M S ARE A F UNDAMENTAL AREA WITHIN A HOME S I N CE W E SP END A LOT OF T IME IN T HEM AND T HEY C ONTRIBUTE F UNDAMENTALLY TO OUR WELL- BE I N G

The guest bathrooms or guest toilets are as important as the living room or dining room of your house since most of your guests will use them. Never forget to take maximum care of it. 1.- Study natural light and maximize it. 2.- Complement it with the light you need. In the bathrooms, it is very important to be able to create scenes. Sometimes you will need to have a lot of light for your clean-up or make-up. But other times you will just want to enjoy your Wellness oasis. 3.- Impact on your guest toilet. I believe that there is no better place in the whole house to create a scene than in the guest toilet. They are usually smaller in size than the other bathrooms and can be fulfilled with personality and drama. 4.- Treat your main bathroom as if it were the continuation of your bedroom or even living room, creating a space that you do not want to leave. 5.- Invest in quality. It is essential to surround yourself with good materials and sanitary objects in your bathrooms since they are areas subject to a lot of wear and tear. I hope these tips have been useful to you, if you need a little help, do not hesitate to contact us. In our study, we will be happy to help you. www.susanaurbanointeriors susana@urbanointeriors.com www.susanaurbanointeriors.com/online-shop/

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5 consejos para tener un baño de ensueño por Susana Urbano

Creo que un buen diseño es fundamental en los baños de una casa. Los baños son espacios primordiales dentro de un hogar, ya que pasamos mucho tiempo en ellos y contribuyen de forma fundamental a nuestro bienestar. En una casa tenemos dos tipos de baños, al que acudirán tus invitados y los de uso personal. Los baños o aseos de invitados son tan importantes como el salón o comedor de tu casa, ya que todos tus invitados van a utilizarlo. Nunca olvides cuidarlo al máximo. 1.- Estudia la luz natural y maximízala. 2.- Compleméntala con la luz que necesites. En los baños es muy importante poder crear escenas. Algunas veces necesitaras tener mucha luz por ejemplo para asearte o maquillarte Pero otras veces te apetecerá disfrutar de tu oasis de bienestar. 3.- Impacta en tu aseo de invitados. Personalmente creo que no hay lugar mejor en toda la casa para crear una locura o hacer realidad un sueño que en el aseo de invitados. Suelen ser más pequeños que el resto de los baños y son perfectos para crear una escena impactante llena de personalidad. 4.- Trata a tu baño principal como si fuese la continuación de tu dormitorio o incluso salón, creando un lugar que no quieras abandonar. 5.- Invierte en calidad. Es fundamental rodearte de buenos materiales y objetos sanitarios en tus baños, ya que son zonas sujetas a mucho desgaste. Espero te hayan sido útiles estos consejos, si necesitases un poco de ayuda, no dudes en contactarnos. En nuestro estudio estaremos encantados de ayudarte. ■ www.susanaurbanointeriors susana@urbanointeriors.com www.urbanointeriors.com

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“LIVE YOUR IDENTITY, LIVE YOUR HOME” SPEZIALIZED IN LUXURY RESIDENTIAL HOMES,HOME STAGING AND LUXURY YACHT INTERIORS ESPECIALISTAS EN CLIENTES RESIDENCIALES DE LUJO, HOME STAGING & INTERIORES DE YATES DE LUJO

In the studio we are specialized in helping our clients from the very first moment they start their projects until the last detail. We will optimize the distribution of spaces and will help you with the selection of materials, with the lighting concept or even with the design of your bathroom or kitchen, tailoring furniture pieces that adapt themselves perfectly and graciously to your interior space and reflect your and your families individuality and character. Nuestro estudio está especializado en acompañarle desde el primer momento que comienza su proyecto de contrucción o refoma de su hogar hasta el úlimo detalle. Optimizando la distribución de espacios, ayudándole con la selección de revestimientos o elementos básicos de construcción. Con el concepto de iluminación o incluso diseño de baños, cocinas y muebles a medida, utilizando materiales y textiles con diseños y características especiales que reflejen su personalidad y la de su familia.

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2021 FASHION DRESSES TO THE NINES ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA

The 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival once again became a meeting point between cinema and fashion. During the 11 days of the event, the most stunning outfits could be seen, signed not only by renowned designers, but also by stylists and couturiers hoping to promote themselves by means of the red carpet. Not only the premieres gathered the most impressive models. The film screenings and the more informal press meetings also featured beautiful looks as a prelude to the closing gala of the festival, where not only the actresses dressed in their best, accessorised with the most spectacular jewellery, but also some of the world’s most sought-after fashion and beauty influencers.

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TOP-RATED MODELS The serene elegance of Jodie Foster, dressed in Givenchy in shades of white, was acclaimed by an unconditional audience when she picked up the Palme d’Honneur. Alongside her, beautiful faces such as the American model and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Taylor Hill, wearing a sheer black lace Etro gown featuring cross-back straps.

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But without doubt one of the most spectacular gowns was worn by German influencer Leonie Hanne; a vaporous green tulle dress by Nicole Felicia Couture. Combined with a polished chignon and Pomellato jewellery, its endless tiers of ruffles caused comments of admiration, not only among those present, but also among her nearly four million followers on Instagram, confirming the close, now indissoluble connection between the worlds of fashion and cinema.

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HOLLYWOOD ROMANCES... OF YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER They are couples that have emerged in the heat of the Hollywood spotlights. Stories of romance and heartbreak, of encounters and separations, and what they all have in common is the intensity with which they are lived. A passion typical of those who have made us feel and moved us with fiction on the silver screen

ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT Angelina and Brad met while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith and the chemistry between them was instantaneous. It was the beginning of the relationship that would be nicknamed “Brangelina”, and which was forged with several biological and adopted children. They married in 2014, but separated two years later, breaking their fans’ hearts. BEN AFFLECK AND JENNIFER LOPEZ Seventeen years after starting a sentimental relationship that did not work out, Ben and Jennifer have reunited. What began as mutual support after their respective separations from Ana de Armas and Alex Rodriguez has become a second chance. The romance between the two, known as “Bennifer”, is back on the front pages of the tabloids.

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BLAKE LIVELY AND RYAN REYNOLDS They are one of the most fun and stable couples in Hollywood. They married in 2012, after Blake broke up with Penn Badgley, and Ryan divorced Scarlett Johansson. After a period during which they were just good friends, they got married in secret after less than a year together, and today they have three children. ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND RICHARD BURTON The first time Elizabeth and Richard married, they became the most scandalous couple of the time. With their wedding, they legitimised an adulterous relationship that had been broadcast to the world in the magazines and daily newspapers, almost as it happened. After a tortuous love-hate relationship that lasted ten years, they separated, only to remarry a year later. In this second attempt, the marriage lasted only five months.


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ELSA PATAKY AND CHRIS HEMSWORTH The love story between these two actors merits a Hollywood script. It began with a blind date in 2009, thanks to their drama coach, and although in the beginning Elsa had her doubts, Chris finally convinced her that he was the love of her life. They now have three children and live in Australia, and despite recent rumours of separation, they have denied them. FRANK SINATRA AND AVA GARDNER When they fell in love after being introduced at a party at producer Darryl F. Zanuk’s house, Frank was married. Despite this fact, he became totally enamoured of Ava, to the extent of writing her a daily love letter. After two years of courtship, they became husband and wife, but the marriage was a disaster. Both were hot-tempered and jealous, and the rows were never-ending. GRACE KELLY AND RAINIER OF MONACO Grace Kelly traded the world of Hollywood for the principality of Monaco. She was not in love when they got married, but she saw in Rainier an opportunity to start a family. They were united by their strong religious beliefs, but the Grimaldi palace became a golden cage in which Grace felt like an outsider. The marriage came to a tragic end, with the death of the actress in a car accident.

BRAD PITT AND JENNIFER ANISTON Brad and Jennifer began their relationship in 1998, and it became one of the most high-profile romances of the time. Their marriage came to an end in 2000, and both remarried; Jennifer to Justin Theroux, and Brad to Angelina Jolie. Their respective divorces have triggered rumours of them getting back together, but although they are close friends, for now, their reconciliation is more wishful thinking on behalf of their fans than a reality. KATHARINE HEPBURN AND SPENCER TRACY They met on the set of Woman of the Year, when they were both established Hollywood actors. They fell in love at first sight. He never left his wife, but the two began a high-profile love affair that lasted three decades. Despite Katharine Hepburn’s rebellious nature, she was so in love that she accepted he would not leave his wife, so they never lived together.

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LAUREN BACALL AND HUMPHREY BOGART At the tender age of 20, Lauren Bacall married Humphrey Bogart, a 45-year-old divorced man she had met backstage two years earlier. Although no one would have bet a cent on their relationship, Lauren remained by his side until the actor’s death from cancer in 1957. RITA HAYWORTH AND ORSON WELLES Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles married in 1943, in an impulsive, almost clandestine fashion, to avoid the wrath of the Hollywood industry, which did not look favourably on their relationship. Reportedly, when Orson Welles saw a photograph of Rita Hayworth, he decided there and then that he would marry her, and he did not rest until he had conquered her. TOM CRUISE AND NICOLE KIDMAN Tom and Nicole became one of the most famous couples in Hollywood, and also one of the most enigmatic. They were married in a small chapel, with Dustin Hoffman as a witness, and during the 11 years of their marriage, they displayed their love on the red carpets around the world. However, Scientology got in their way, and after their divorce, the couple’s two adopted children chose to live with their father.

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AMORES DE HOLLYWOOD… DE AYER, HOY Y SIEMPRE

Son parejas que han surgido al calor de los focos de Hollywood. Historias de amor y desamor, de encuentros y desencuentros, y todas tienen en común la intensidad con las que son vividas. Una pasión propia de quienes nos hicieron sentir y emocionarnos a través de la ficción en la gran pantalla

ANGELINA JOLIE Y BRAD PITT Angelina y Brad se conocieron cuando rodaban Mr. & Mrs. Smith y la chispa entre ellos fue instantánea. Fue el comienzo de una relación conocida como “Brangelina”, que terminó de completarse con varios hijos biológicos y adoptados. Se casaron en 2014 y se separaron dos años después, rompiendo el corazón de sus seguidores. BEN AFFLECK Y JENNIFER LÓPEZ Diecisiete años después de comenzar una relación sentimental que no llegó a buen puerto, Ben y Jennifer se han vuelto a reencontrar. Lo que en principio fue apoyo mutuo tras sus respectivas separaciones con Ana de Armas y Álex Rodríguez se ha transformado en una segunda oportunidad. El romance entre ambos, conocido como “Bennifer”, vuelve a ocupar las portadas de las revistas del corazón. BLAKE LIVELY Y RYAN REYNOLDS Forman una de las parejas más divertidas y estables de Hollywood. Se casaron en 2012, después de que Blake rompiera con Penn Badgley y Ryan se divorciara de Scarlett Johansson. Tras una etapa en la que solo eran buenos amigos, se casaron en secreto en menos de un año y hoy tienen tres hijos juntos. ELIZABETH TAYLOR Y RICHARD BURTON La primera vez que Elizabeth y Richard se casaron se convirtieron en la pareja más escandalosa de la época. Con su boda regularizaron una relación de adulterio que había sido retransmitida al mundo por las revistas y periódicos de la época casi a tiempo real. Tras una relación tortuosa de amor-odio que duró diez años se separaron, para volver a casarse un año más tarde. El matrimonio duró solo cinco meses en este segundo intento.

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TAKE DELIGHT IN AN OPERA PERFORMANCE OR A CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT, ATTEND AN EXQUISITE WINE TASTING ON A SAILING BOAT, ENJOY AN ART FAIR AND, WHY NOT, TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMETHING SPECIAL. WE PROPOSE A FESTIVAL IN AMSTERDAM THAT ILLUMINATES EVERYTHING, A VINTAGE ROLLS-ROYCE EXHIBITION AND A JEWELLERY AUCTION THAT MIGHT ALSO INTEREST YOU. THE BEST PLANS FOR YOU TO ENJOY!

ROLLS-ROYCE EXHIBITION: TRUE LUXURY LOIZAGA TOWER (VIZCAYA) MONDAY TO FRIDAY BY RESERVATION WEEKENDS WITHOUT RESERVATION The Rolls-Royce exhibition allows visitors to enjoy authentic automotive gems and obtain an evocative vision of the evolution in the design of these cars over 100 years of history. From the oldest model, the 1910 Silver Ghost, to a Silver Spur from the 1990s. In total, 45 models, in addition to European and American vehicles which give an overview of the concept of luxury in the twentieth century.


AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL: THE MOST ROMANTIC EVENT FROM DECEMBER 2ND, 2021 TO JANUARY 23RD, 2022 IN AMSTERDAM Are you a photography fan? Then you must not miss the Amsterdam Light Festival. For three weeks, the canals of the beautiful city are illuminated by the hands of the best artists, creating a romantic scene that leaves no one unmoved and turning the city into an authentic open-air museum. The best opportunity to get away with your partner!

OPERA RIGOLETTO AT THE LICEU, A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FROM 28 NOVEMBER TO 19 DECEMBER, IN BARCELONA If seeing Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto is a luxury, seeing it at the Liceu Opera Barcelona is a unique experience. The exuberant production by Monique Wagemakers, with beautiful red Venetian costumes, accentuates the iconography of one of the great classics.

FERIARTE, A DATE AT THE ANTIQUES FAIR FROM NOVEMBER 13TH TO 21ST IN MADRID Feriarte is the only art and antiques fair in Spain, and the perfect space for collectors to take advantage of the business opportunities that the show offers. Those interested will be able to make the best purchases: masterpieces and exceptional objects, whose quality and authenticity are guaranteed by a committee of experts.

SOTHEBY’S JEWELLERY AUCTION OF ICONIC DESIGNS NOVEMBER 10TH, IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND The Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale features iconic designs from the world’s most prestigious jewellery houses, including Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier, among others. The selection also includes precious coloured diamonds, exceptional coloured gemstones, and magnificent jewellery from the early 19th century to the present day.

CONCERT IN THE MAGICAL SETTING OF THE TEATRO REAL DECEMBER 19TH AND JANUARY 2ND, IN MADRID The programme Domingos de Cámara III offers the opportunity to hear the soloists of the resident orchestra of the Teatro Real in Madrid, who will perform a concert on December 19th and January 2nd. A unique occasion to listen to works by Prokofiev, Honegger, Durey, Tailleferre and Puccini, among others, in a unique setting.


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MANISH JAIN A MAN OF VISION

BORN IN JAIPUR, CITY OF KINGS AND GEMSTONES

FOUNDER OF KIROS JEWELS When it comes to jewellery, Mr. Manish Jain is a man of finesse and sublime vision. The founder of Kiros Jewels, established in 2006, had a dream to make jewellery a style statement for today’s empowered and independent woman. With more than twenty-five years of experience in jewellery, diamonds and gemstones, Manish is a reputable gemologist, consultant, jewellery manufacturer and wholesaler, with a network of numerous brands and hundreds of clients around the world. In 2014, Kiros Jewels, with bases in Spain, Hong Kong, India and France, launched a concept-based brand called Kiros Paris. The name Kiros literally means “The King”, which fittingly describes the brand that endows a sense of royalty, power and eminence to its wearer. “We manufacture jewellery for reputable jewellery brands in accordance with their particular requirements. Understanding the working style of the brands, our adroit jewellery designers start working on the theme of the jewellery. We design fine jewellery that expresses a dynamic feminine style.. We also have an exclusive collection of men’s jewellery.” CHAIRMAN OF JITO SPAIN JITO - Jain International Trade Organisation is a worldwide, yet strongly united, organisation of Jain businessmen, industrialists, knowledge workers and professionals that manifests the merit of ethical business practices. It is a global organisation set to achieve socio-economic empowerment, value-based education, community welfare, the practice of compassion, and the spread of global friendship and spiritual enlightenment.

In the future, GM also plans to set up manufacturing units in Spain in order to meet consumer needs. This locally manufactured configuration will facilitate exports of its quality products to different regions of Europe, North America and Latin America, improving exports based in Spain, as well as helping to create opportunities for employment, training, technological contributions and boosting the economy. In the words of Manish Jain, CEO of GMM Electric Europe SA “GM is placing a bet on Spain. Accredited with the mission of developing high-quality products in the most sustainable way, GM not only uses renewable raw materials to reduce the impact on our environment, but also empowers local communities, promoting initiatives in the form of local supply of materials.” GYROCOPTER SPAIN S.A. As a versatile and ambitious entrepreneur, perhaps his most exciting venture so far is the development of the first luxury three-seater ultralight aircraft, called DF3 “Diamond Fly 3”. On meeting the visionary engineer, Quique Sánchez, aeronautical and space designer, Manish decided to invest in this project along with other investors. A new gyrocopter that, for the first time, will accommodate 3 seats, and whose main market is in Spain, India, the United Arab Emirates, among others. The sale of 200 aircraft per year is expected and the first one is expected to be launched in two or three months. Quique Sánchez assures that the materials have been studied to achieve a competitive result in the market and make it attractive to buyers, in addition to taking into account the climatic component for which future improvements are being studied, although the initial model “could even be refuelled at a petrol station.”

CEO OF GM MODULAR GROUP IN EUROPE GM, a leading benchmark company in India and manufacturer of switches and household appliances, has arrived in Spain, bringing with it some of its revolutionary products, such as new generation switches, home automation, LED lighting, fans, Bluetooth devices, and much more, with the aim of offering the optimal design and comfort.

“We have developed a unique, luxurious and multipurpose Autogyro model, capable of offering emergency services, police surveillance, defence, agricultural maintenance, courier services, tourism and luxury transport. In association with the FIDAMC Foundation for research development and application of composite materials of the AIRBUS Group, we are guaranteeing: high quality manufacturing processes, optimal use of the latest technologies and of the best materials in the industry, and the most qualified human team.” says Manish Jain.

Founded in India in 2002, GM has more than 1,300 employees, and is present in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It has its own distribution network of over 30,000 distributors, 55 exclusive showrooms, and 14 of its own showrooms in India. Now everything is set for the deployment of “GM Experience Centers” and distribution warehouses throughout Spain.

A FAMILY MAN A successful man, who knows how to cherish his family. His wife Chanchal actively participates in the jewellery business, while his elder son Sarthak, at only 20 years of age shows strong entrepreneurial skills, learning from his father the key to success in business. ■ EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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MANISH JAIN HOMBRE DE VISIÓN

NACIÓ EN JAIPUR, LA CIUDAD DE LOS REYES Y LAS PIEDRAS PRECIOSAS

FUNDADOR DE KIROS JEWELS El Sr. Manish Jain es un hombre de delicadeza y visión sublime cuando se trata de joyería. El fundador de la empresa Kiros Jewels, establecida en 2006, tenía el sueño de hacer de las joyas una declaración de estilo para las mujeres empoderadas e independientes de hoy. Con más de veinticinco años de experiencia en joyería, diamantes y piedras preciosas, Manish es gemólogo, consultor, fabricante de joyas y mayorista de confianza, con una red de numerosas marcas y cientos de clientes en todo el mundo. En 2014, Kiros Jewels, con bases en España, Hong Kong, India y Francia, lanzó una marca basada en un concepto; Kiros Paris. El nombre Kiros significa literalmente “El Rey”, que describe correctamente la marca que aporta realeza, poder y eminencia a quien la lleve. “Fabricamos joyas para las marcas de joyería de renombre de acuerdo

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con sus requerimientos particulares. Al comprender el estilo de trabajo de las marcas, nuestros hábiles diseñadores de joyas comienzan a trabajar en el tema de la joyería. Diseñamos joyería fina que expresa el estilo femenino dinámico. Además, tenemos una colección exclusiva de bisutería masculina.” PRESIDENTE DE JITO ESPAÑA JITO - La Organización de Comercio Internacional Jainista es una organización mundial, pero fuertemente unida, de empresarios, industriales, trabajadores del conocimiento y profesionales jainistas que refleja la gloria de las prácticas comerciales éticas. Es una organización global establecida para lograr el empoderamiento socioeconómico, la educación basada en valores, el bienestar de la comunidad, la práctica de la compasión, la difusión de la amistad global y la elevación espiritual de los demás.


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CEO DE GM MODULAR GROUP EN EUROPA GM es una empresa líder y de referencia en India, fabricante de interruptores y electrodomésticos, aterriza en España y trae consigo algunos de sus productos revolucionarios como interruptores de nueva generación, domótica, iluminación LED, ventiladores, reproductores Bluetooth y mucho más, con el objetivo de ofrecer el mejor diseño y comodidad. Fundada en 2002 en India, GM cuenta con más de 1.300 empleados, y está presente en Asia, África y Oriente Medio. Tiene su propia red de distribución de más de 30.000 distribuidores, 55 salas de exposición exclusivas y 14 de sus propias salas de exposición en la India. Ahora todo está listo para el despliegue de “GM Experience Centers” y almacenes de distribución por toda la geografía española. En el futuro, GM también planea instalar unidades de fabricación en España para satisfacer las necesidades de los consumidores. Esta configuración de fabricación local ayudará a las exportaciones de sus productos de calidad a diferentes regiones de Europa, Norteamérica y Latinoamérica, mejorando las exportaciones con base en España, contribuyendo también a crear oportunidades de empleo, formación, aportes tecnológicos y dinamización de la economía. En palabras de Manish Jain, CEO de GMM Electric Europe SA “GM apuesta por España. Acreditado con la misión de desarrollar productos de alta calidad de la manera más sostenible. GM no solo utiliza materias primas verdes para reducir el impacto en nuestro medio ambiente, sino que también empodera a las comunidades locales promoviendo iniciativas en forma de suministro local de materiales. “ GYROCOPTER ESPAÑA S.A. Emprendedor versátil y ambicioso, quizá su proyecto más emocionante hasta ahora es el desarrollo del primer aeronave ultraligero de lujo de tres plazas, llamado DF3 “Diamond Fly 3” Al encontrarse con el visionario ingeniero Quique Sánchez, diseñador aeronáutico y espacial, Manish decidió invertir en este proyecto junto a otros inversores. Un nuevo autogiro que, por primera vez, tendrá capacidad para 3 plazas, y cuyo principal mercado está en España, India, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, entre otros. Está prevista la venta de 200 aeronaves por año, y previsiblemente lanzarán la primera de ellas en dos o tres meses. Sánchez asegura que los materiales han sido estudiados para conseguir un resultado competitivo en el mercado y que sea atractivo para los compradores, además de tener en cuenta el componente climático para el que se estudian mejoras futuras, aunque el modelo inicial «podría incluso repostar en una gasolinera». “Hemos desarrollado un modelo de Autogiro único, lujoso y polivalente, capaz de ofrecer servicios de emergencia, vigilancia policial, defensa, mantenimiento agrícola, mensajería, turismo y transporte de lujo. En asociación con la Fundación FIDAMC para el desarrollo de la investigación y aplicación de materiales compuestos. del Grupo AIRBUS, estamos garantizando: procesos de fabricación de alta calidad, uso óptimo de las últimas tecnologías y de los mejores materiales de la industria, y el equipo humano más calificado” nos comenta Manish. HOMBRE DE FAMILIA Un hombre exitoso, que sabe cómo apreciar a su familia. Su esposa Chanchal participa activamente en el negocio de la joyería, mientras que su hijo mayor Sarthak, con solo 20 años de edad, muestra fuertes aptitudes empresariales, aprendiendo de su padre el camino hacia el éxito en los negocios. ■

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With a privileged location on Marbella’s Golden Mile, Mantarraya is the most personal project of chef Roberto Ruiz, the first Mexican chef to achieve a Michelin star in Europe. A journey through the almost 8,000 kilometers of the Pacific coast that results in a culinary delightful cuisine, easy to understand and extremely enjoyable. Its special beverage menu has a careful selection of wines, the best tequilas, an exquisite offer of mezcals and its essential cocktails. A perfect opportunity to get to know very rare and exceptionally delicious recipes outside of Mexico, which uses the most iconic preparations of the chef ’s career in a more casual and festive ambiance that invites hedonism at every corner.


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JOHN THOMSON CEL EB RAT ES 2 0 YEA R S AT T H E P I N N AC L E OF HO S PITA LIT Y IN D US T R Y I N MA R B E L L A

Celebrating his 20th anniversary working in the luxury hospitality industry, we interviewed John Thomson, the current General Manager of Nobu Hotel Marbella, to find out more about the ever-changing industry and all about his many years as an International Operator of Luxury 5-star Resorts throughout Europe.

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he man behind many of Marbella’s phenomenal restaurants is a corporate genius whose professionalism explains the success of the extensive world class restaurants that have been managed and led by him. Raising standards, innovative menus and quality of products is something that John Thomson will ensure is consistent in any of the restaurants he leads. Presently working as General Manager for Nobu Hotel Marbella (80 Suites, plus 4 bed villa & 4 bed deluxe suite) and overseeing the role of MC Hotels Group Corporate Director of F&B. John what is it you love about your current role? It is such an honour and gives me great pleasure working with two inspiring and creative owners; Daniel and Jennica Shamoon who have always had their finger on the pulse and really are innovators and visionaries within the hotel industry. As well as MC Hotels, I also have the honour of working alongside the Nobu Corporate head office and had the pleasure of supporting with the two openings Nobu Ibiza Bay & Nobu Hotel Marbella - which has been a one-off experience. A special thanks to the creative, hardworking team behind me who really helped drive the success of both hotel launches. Tell us about the last 20 years and share with us your wealth of experience Before my extensive and very fulfilling career with MC Hotels, I was the Operations Director at Millennium Hotel Knightsbridge and the Group Operations Director for world renowned Marco Pierre White. The industry has changed immensely over the years and the pandemic showed us a whole new way of dining and eating out. What we did amazingly well at Nobu, we adapted, we got creative, and we made the best out of the situation with the positive attitude that runs through every single one of the creative team.

event in our splendid Salon Andalucía where the money will go to Children’s Trust to help those children with brain damage.

At Exclusive Life we love attending the amazing charity events you put on at Puente Romano Beach Resort, when is the next one? I have always wanted to do my best in supporting charities, especially the charities that the hotel owners are personally involved with. For example, the Queen Sofia of Spain charity for Alzheimer’s, Tripple A, Children’s Trust and World Vision – to name a few. At Puente Romano every year without fail we host at least two galas, a summer one and a Halloween gala. This October, save the date! Halloween Rocky Horror Show, a charity

In our Nobu restaurant we are also hosting a Breast Cancer charity fashion show. This is a fantastic evening loved by many, we raise lots of money and the menu carefully crafted from Executive Chef Eleni Manousou – first female executive chef to work under Nobu Matsuhisa. Chef Eleni was inspired to cook by spending time with her mother and grandmother and has always been inspired by strong females in her life, so raising money to help those suffering with breast cancer, is something close to her heart. It won’t be a night to miss! What effects has the pandemic had on the

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hospitality industry and what has been a key learning from this? Not taking things for granted, family, friends and loved ones who have been in isolation have finally all come together. During the pandemic, it made us all realise that work family and friends are the upmost important things in life. How are you going to celebrate your 20th anniversary? In Nobu restaurant eating the best sushi from Head Sushi Chef, Hideaki Mizushima, Executive Chef Eleni Manousou’s black cod miso and Rodrigo Tartaglia, Mixologist of Nobu Restaurant and Bar’s delicious Roku Martini cocktail. Of course, where better to celebrate.


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Sérgio GÓMEZ ESTEFAN DIRECTOR OF MARKETING PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT & NOBU HOTEL MARBELLA

Sergio Gómez Estefan´s career spans over 15 years mainly across Spain and LATAM, with strong background in Marketing and Hospitality. Having previously held positions of high strategic level and responsibility as Director of Marketing and Consultant. Sergio has been the Director of Marketing for Nobu Hotel Marbella and Puente Romano Beach Resort since the end of 2019. What does working at Nobu mean to you? More than a brand, Nobu is for me a philosophy. Nobu Hotel Marbella means a change in the way we work in hospitality and connect with guests. It´s a new approach based on trust, care, and passion. You know you’ve arrived at Nobu the moment you step foot through our doors, because we want you to feel at home (Irasshaimase!). Nobu is a powerful brand with a strong family culture. We have a great team that take care of each detail, making sure each guest lives a unique experience. Of course, gastronomy is ever-present

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at Nobu – one of its biggest pillars – and that’s why we always say: “dine with us, stay with us”. What is one of your biggest achievements working at Nobu Marbella? Nobu Matsuhisa is a great example of passion and perseverance. A story that teaches us the importance of learning from difficulties when it comes to achieving success. This takes me back to the moment we reopened our doors after lockdown (due to COVID19) last year. As mentioned previously, Nobu is all about paying attention to each detail, and this is what we did. We wanted to go the extra mile: we took all possible measures to ensure our guests continued to have fun whilst still staying safe, while collecting memorable moments inside and outside our hotel. We asked our guests to trust us, and so they did. Thanks to this trust from our guests and the commitment of the whole team, the reopening was possible. Expectations were exceeded.


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Alvaro SÁNCHEZ DIRECTOR OF SALES PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT & NOBU HOTEL MARBELLA

Born and raised in Granada, dedicated and innovative executive with 12 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. Experienced in business development, client relationship management and strategic planning. Father of two boys and a golf lover. Alvaro joined the group in 2017 with the mission of launching and positing Nobu Hotel Marbella in the market as the new destination for the most discerning clientele. What does working at Nobu mean to you? We are the first luxury hotel group that is based around a restaurant. In the other luxury hotel companies, the rooms come first, and the restaurant is an addition. We are different. Our restaurant is the heart and soul of who we are. As relaxed and unpretentious as it is arousing and spontaneous, the atmosphere is high-energy with a distinct air of celebrity. The dining concept is centered on its signature dishes and cocktails. Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global lu-

xury hospitality brands. The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image, and hospitality, offers the complete spectrum of hotel and restaurant management for unique projects around the world. What is one of your fondest memories working at Nobu Marbella? Nobu is one of the premier luxury lifestyle brands in the world and is owned by Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. Sense of belonging, there is a big community of fans around the world that supports Nobu as a brand. Back in May 2019, it was very exciting to have the opportunity to meet them all at the Sake Ceremony, which is a special Japanese tradition that marks down the official opening of the Nobu Hotel. This tradition consists on after filling a barrel of sake with a branded Nobu special sake, the Co-founders break the top barrel with wooden mallets. Next, to that, the sake is served to toast with all people part of the ceremony as a sign of good luck.

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Grace Roome has been working for MC Hotels for over 4 years and moved from London to Marbella last summer 2020. Grace’s experience within the luxury hospitality industry, includes launching new hotels, restaurants and bars, to marketing well established hotels to small boutiques. She plays an integral role in public relations, influencer and talent programs and brand collaborations. She is a lover all things health and fitness related and regularly organises and host health & fitness retreats for both hotels. What does working at Nobu mean to you? Working for a brand and company that makes you feel welcome, a part of a family and feel at home (Irasshaimase!) is very important to me. It is for this reason why I love working at Nobu Marbella. From the forward thinking, dynamic team who are not only creative, but they do everything with passion. Whether guests are dining or staying with us you can not help but fall in love with the food, service, and energy of the brand.

What is one of your fondest memories working at Nobu Marbella? When the pandemic hit and the usual style of dining changed, we had to adapt. The hospitality industry was the hardest hit and for us not seeing the restaurant buzzing and full was devastating. We achieved success and were able to ensure our loyal customers could still enjoy Nobu cuisine at home, we launched Nobu To Go and also did a cook along series with celebrity Eugenia Osborn, Chef Eleni and the executive corporate chef Herve Courtot. It showed us that we could survive and thrive even in the most difficult of situations. Since then, we have gone on to partner with other likeminded luxury brands from fashion, charities, drinks and even beauty brands. Roku Gin, we created an exclusive pairing menu and every October host a Breast Cancer Awareness fashion show. Getting creative and inspired is behind everything we do at Nobu Marbella, and this makes me feel proud to be a part of. EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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FINNISH LAPLAND C O NTRASTS A RE A KEY E LE ME NT OF F INNISH LAPLAND’ S APPE A L . YOU CA N EXP ERI ENCE NOT F OUR, BUT E IGHT DISTINC T SE ASO N S I N LA P LAND. FRO M THE WARM SUMME RS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN TO T H E ICY WI NTER DAYS, W HE N THE SUN RE F USE S TO RISE ABOVE TH E H O R IZO N, A ND THE NI GHTS ARE LIT UP BY THE MAGICAL AUROR A BO REALI S; A SIGHT NOT TO BE MISSE D T E X TO : C R I S T I N A D E L E Y VA , C R I S & K I M T R AV E L D E S I G N E R S

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LAPONIA FINLANDESA LO S CO NTRA STES SO N U N FAC TOR C LAVE E N E L ATRAC TIVO DE L A L AP O N I A FI NLA NDESA. EN LAPONIA SE PUE DE N E XPE RIME NTAR NO CUAT RO, S I NO O CHO ESTACIO NE S DISTINTAS. DE SDE LOS C ÁLIDOS VE R A N OS LLE N O S DE LU Z A TO DAS H ORAS HASTA LOS GÉ LIDOS DÍAS DE IN V I E R N O E N LO S Q U E EL SO L SE NIE GA A SALIR DE L HORIZONTE Y LAS NOCH E S E S TÁ N I LU M INA DA S P O R LA MÁGICA AURORA BORE AL , UN E SPE CTÁCU LO Q U E NO SE DE BE N PE RDE R. T E X TO : C R I S T I N A D E L E Y VA , C R I S & K I M T R AV E L D E S I G N E R S

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La honradez y la entrega son dos de los valores que definen a Javier Bernaldo de Quirós, Director General de Starlite Catalana Occidente, el festival que ha revolucionado el panorama musical del país. Resalta que su gran oportunidad ha sido trabajar estrechamente con sus fundadores, Sandra García-Sanjuán e Ignacio Maluquer a los que atribuye una capacidad creativa única. Con una inquietud profesional desbordante, este licenciado en Psicología y experto en la creación de formatos integrales para el desarrollo de eventos y conceptos musicales y gastronómicos, afirma que mientras el sentimiento de pertenencia esté vivo tiene la intención de seguir unido a la marca que ha dado tanta vida a esta ciudad. Para algunas personas Starlite es un espacio de conciertos musicales pero para otras es, sobre todo, un lugar de copas. ¿Usted cómo definiría Starlite Festival y cuál es el concepto que han querido desarrollar? Starlite Catalana Occidente es una experiencia de ocio 360. Que además esta diseñada para todos los públicos. Es el único lugar de ocio donde puedes encontrar abuelos, padres e hijos haciendo suya la experiencia y sintiéndola satisfactoria y adecuada para todos ellos. Todo el mundo tiene cabida en Starlite y por cabida se debe entender “lugar para disfrutar” Disfrutar de la música de los conciertos por supuesto, pero además disfrutar de gastronomía, de espectáculos de baile y de DJ`s, de ocio social, de moda y mucho más, pero siempre, desde el prisma de la excelencia y del cuidado por el detalle. Hay que tener en cuenta que todo esto ocurre en mitad de una cantera en la montaña y, sin embargo, los visitantes acuden con sus mejores galas. De hecho, el festival Starlite Catalana Occidente es algo que tienes que vivirlo.

No puedes dejar que te lo cuenten o intentar adivinar por lo que ves en redes o medios. La mayoría de la gente piensa que Starlite se acaba en el festival que se celebra en el veranoen Marbella pero realmente hay otras actividades. ¿Puede explicarnos cómo es el mundo completo de Starlite y que otras actividades desarrolla el grupo de empresas de la marca? Por supuesto que hay más. Hay mucho más. Aunque hay que decir que un festival como Starlite Catalana Occidente precisa del esfuerzo y el trabajo de un equipo humano de más de 30 personas durante todo el año. Pero en respuesta a la pregunta, Starlite, en la actualidad, tiene tres grandes áreas; El área digamos musical, compuesta por el desarrollo de festivales. Propios y en algunos otros llevando a cabo tareas especificas como la contratación artística o el asesoramiento funcional. Giras y gestión de talento. Esta también Starlite Shop, proyecto de moda que dirige Fernando Maudo y, por último, Starlite Films, productora cinematográfica que dirige Paola García-Sanjuán. Por supuesto, todos ellos liderados por Sandra Garcia-Sanjuán. A esto hay que añadir en breve, Starlite Hotels. Una gestora hotelera con la que da inicio también nuestra actividad en el sector con hoteles de temática musical. Hay muchos ciudadanos de Marbella que están preocupados porque Starlite se vaya de Marbella. ¿Qué nos puede decir al respecto? El festival y la ciudad de Marbella han estado ligados el uno al otro desde el principio, hace ya 10 años. De hecho, las relaciones institucionales entre el Ayuntamiento de Marbella y Starlite son cada vez más estrechas. Este

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trabajo de cooperación entre ambos, se ha visto reflejado este año cuando anunciamos junto con la alcaldesa de Marbella, María Ángeles Muñoz, la concesión de uso de la cantera de Nagüelles hasta el año 2027. Nosotros somos muy conscientes de la importancia de la localidad de Marbella en la conceptualización de nuestro festival y, por lo tanto, no tenemos ninguna intención de disolver esta fórmula que tan buena es para ambos. Ahora bien, somos una empresa dinámica. Con muchísima proactividad y ganas de crecer. Por lo tanto, en nuestro objetivo a medio y largo plazo está diversificarnos, expandirnos y crecer en todas las líneas y áreas de negocio que desarrollamos. ¿Cómo puede definir las relaciones con el Ayuntamiento de Marbella y las demás administraciones públicas? ¿Cree que reciben un apoyo adecuado a la aportación de Starlite a Marbella y a la Costa del Sol? Como he dicho, las relaciones con el ayuntamiento son cada vez mas estrechas. Sentimos, el respeto y el apoyo desde la alcaldesa hasta el último de sus colaboradores. Y con respecto al esto de las instituciones, de igual modo, también sentimos que comprenden el peso específico que nuestro festival tiene en el mapa turístico de la Costa del Sol. Es más, estos dos años de pandemia en los que hemos decidido afrontar la situación no parando la actividad como el resto de nuestros colegas, ha servido para reforzar esa relación. Pero también he de decir, que el apoyo y el respeto institucional, siendo fundamentales no son siempre suficientes. Debemos decir que un festival de estas características supone un esfuerzo económico “faraónico” que desde el principio

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han afrontado desde la soledad nuestros lideres, Sandra García-Sanjuan e Ignacio Maluquer. Cualquier festival de estas dimensiones y con un peso específico tan alto en la localidad de realización, cuenta con apoyos económicos de primer nivel. Y en este sentido, todavía tenemos mucho margen de mejora que, en definitiva, servirá para que el festival a su vez sea más ambicioso y, por lo tanto, la repercusión de Marbella, Costa del Sol y Andalucía sea también mayor. ¿Qué nos puede contar de su experiencia durante los cerca de cinco años de gestión directiva? ¿Qué le ha aportado a nivel profesional y personal? Cualquier directivo en el mundo dirá, que las experiencias profesionales son las que te forman como líder. Por lo tanto, todas ellas, hasta las menos positivas siempre te aportan algo. Con respecto a Starlite, a mí me ha aportado muchas cosas. Tenga en cuenta que llevo desarrollando mi actividad en el sector turístico desde hace mas de 20 años. Pero nunca lo había enfocado profesionalmente desde el prisma de la industria musical. En ese sentido, nos hemos enriquecido mutuamente. Yo he aprendido las normas del juego del show business y Starlite ha ganado en procesos y estrategias de gestión que no siempre son tan comunes en esta industria. Esto me ha permitido “construir” un know how que complementa lo mejor de ambos background y eso nos hace terriblemente competitivos en el sector. Pero hay mucho más. Starlite me ha dado la oportunidad de trabajar con gente magnífica con unas capacidades creativas y un espíritu de trabajo inagotable. Debo resaltar, en este sentido, que la gran oportunidad para mí ha sido poder trabajar

codo con codo con Sandra e Ignacio. Son unas personas con una capacidad creativa a nivel empresarial para mí, única en el mundo. Además, no tienen límite. Lo que visualizan lo persiguen hasta que lo hacen realidad. Por lo tanto, el poder participar en primera persona de este entorno es un privilegio que me aporta no solo motivación sino un crecimiento personal increíble. ¿Por qué apostó por Starlite? ¿Influyó que usted resida en Marbella desde hace muchos años? Residir en Marbella desde hace muchos años es una forma de decirlo (risas). Mire, yo llegue a Marbella con mis padres en el año 1984. Me he criado aquí, me he casado aquí, he desarrollado el grueso de mi carrera profesional en hoteles de Marbella Guadalpín, Guadalmina, Los Monteros. Me considero de aquí. Y sí, claro que influyo. Siempre he tenido un sentimiento de “deuda” con esta ciudad que me ha dado todo y me ha formado como persona. Así que cuando surgió la oportunidad de participar en un proyecto tan relevante dentro de la ciudad fue uno de los motivos que me terminó de convencer. ¿Cuáles ha sido los mayores retos a los que se ha tenido que enfrentar? Varios. Es una pregunta difícil de sintetizar. Si tengo que hacerlo, diría que por un lado la cierta “anarquía” empresarial del show business. Es un sector con mucha carga emocional a nivel de toma de decisiones y esto, en ocasiones, no es fácil de gestionar. Por lo tanto, el mayor reto ha sido desarrollar un patrón de gestión que comprenda y contenga estas “reglas” no escritas que son tan necesarias para esta practica empresarial. Aplicar procesos más allá de la norma y los estándares.


exclusivelife. | INTERVIEW ¿Cómo ha ido asimilando la evolución de su ascenso y la responsabilidad que ha supuesto ser director general de un festival tan ambicioso? Realmente ha sido muy fácil. Y le diré por qué. En primer lugar, porque me he encontrado con un equipo humano increíble. Esto suena a tópico, pero es que es la verdad. Sin ellos, no hubiera podido hacer ni la mitad de lo que he hecho. Siempre me han seguido y me han apoyado no dejándome caer en los momentos más difíciles. Pero, también, por Sandra e Ignacio. Mire, yo soy una persona de empuje. Es decir, no me rindo y no me paro. Y eso no siempre es fácil de gestionar y, en ocasiones, puede hacer muy difícil el día a día conmigo. Y es en esos momentos en los que siempre ambos me han apoyado. Han aceptado mi estado y me han ayudado y apoyado como si de uno mas de la familia se tratase y eso créame, no tiene precio. Realmente, ¿qué le ha quitado el sueño durante todo este tiempo? Jajaja. Muchas cosas. Pero como a casi todos los directivos en estos tiempos, los problemas que nos ha ocasionado el Covid-19. Realmente ha complicado muchísimo todo. Más si cabe, cuando en nuestro sector todo se paró y nosotros decidimos continuar. Sin ayudas, sin apoyos, sin conocimientos ni estrategias a medio plazo. Ha sido muy complicado. De mayor a menor grado de dificultad, ¿montaje, artistas, personal, público, administraciones públicas, accionistas? No se puede parcelar la dificultad en un evento de estas características. Todo esta relacionado entre sí. Y es más una carrera de relevos. Al final hay una intención y una propuesta al consumidor. La propuesta de valor y la expectativa de valor vienen marcadas por la cadena de conformidad del todo. No sabría o no querría, mejor dicho, contestar sectorialmente a esta pregunta ya que los considero el grueso de fichas con las que compongo el tablero de juego. Cuenta con un equipo detrás que colabora con usted a la hora de dirigir el festival tanto en su celebración como el resto del año. ¿Cómo es el día a día en las diferentes épocas del año? Como he dicho, creemos en el trabajo en equipo. Así que el día a día básicamente consiste en avanzar y analizar en cada una de las áreas los presupuestos y objetivos establecidos. Por un lado, con la parte de contratación artística y sus posteriores estrategias de comunicación y ventas y, por otro lado, con la parte de ejecución y costes. Además de la parte más jurídica o institucional en la que se asientan las bases de toda la planificación. ¿Qué cree que ha aportado usted al fenómeno Starlite? Sobre todo orden, entendido como mecánica de gestión empresarial. Estrategia y planificación en las tomas de decisión y la analítica constructiva a la postre de las mismas para obtener un mayor

crecimiento global de la actividad y, por último, procedimiento y metodología de excelencia y calidad en la práctica ejecutiva. ¿Cuáles son sus aspiraciones profesionales? ¿Por qué Starlite y no otro proyecto? Mis aspiraciones, sobre todo, son las de dejar huella en cada proyecto que afronto. No me basta con el hecho de hacer mi trabajo. Aunque sea de forma óptima. Necesito saber que mi esfuerzo ha servido para que el proyecto sea mejor. Más eficiente, más eficaz y, por lo tanto, más un valor de referencia. Pienso que el auténtico valor de un profesional está en la honradez del esfuerzo con el que se entrega. Saber que das la mejor versión de ti es siempre sinónimo de excelencia. Mis aspiraciones son las de seguir construyendo y mejorando aquellas acciones que mi carrera profesional me ponga delante. Me gustaría mirar atrás dentro de unos años y saber que tal proyecto o tal cambio general a nivel empresarial dentro del sector del turismo, el ocio o la restauración son mejores debido a mi participación. En este sentido, he tenido mucha suerte. No solo con Starlite sino con

el resto de proyectos en los que he podido participar y hoy son referentes en su segmento. ¿Tiene previsto dar algún giro en su vida profesional a medio o largo plazo? ¿Cómo ve su horizonte profesional? Bueno, por el momento tenemos grandes perspectivas en el medio y en el largo plazo dentro del grupo Starlite. Como digo, afrontamos nuevos festivales, una gestora hotelera y alguna cosa más que aún no puedo desvelar y que realmente me apasiona poder dirigir y ayudar en su liderazgo a Sandra e Ignacio. Pero por supuesto, tengo ambiciones y aspiraciones como cualquier persona. Pero de momento permanecen aparcadas. Mientras el sentimiento de pertenencia esté vivo y me sienta útil e integrado, no tengo la intención de realizar grandes cambios. Aunque he de decir, que en los últimos tiempos son muchos y muy buenos los proyectos que me están invitando a participar y esto es algo que me resulta muy gratificante ya que me da fuerzas y, sobre todo, el convencimiento de que mi labor como gestor del área musical de Starlite va por el buen camino. EXCLUSIVE LIFE MAGAZINE |

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BY THE PSYCHOLOGIST CRISTINA URETA Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, understand, express and manage your emotions. Do you know that you can train it? It will improve your mental health, social development and you will achieve greater work success. Here are five keys to start your training: SELF-KNOWLEDGE Recognize what you feel at all times, and evaluate your own inner being before making decisions. EMOTIONAL SELF-REGULATION To stay calm in complex situations. EMPATHY “Put yourself in other’s shoes.” SOCIAL SKILLS In order to enjoy your relationships, practice assertive communication, and learn to receive and give affection. MOTIVATION IN THE FACE OF DIFFICULTIES See them as challenges that will allow you to achieve your goals.

5 TIPS DE INTELIGENCIA EMOCIONAL POR LA PSICÓLOGA CRISTINA URETA La inteligencia emocional es la capacidad de percibir, comprender, expresar y gestionar tus emociones. ¿Sabes que puedes entrenarla? Mejorará tu salud mental, desarrollo social y alcanzarás mayor éxito laboral. Aquí tienes cinco claves para iniciar tu entrenamiento: AUTOCONOCIMIENTO Reconoce qué sientes en cada momento, y evalúa tus propios estados internos antes de tomar decisiones. AUTORREGULACIÓN EMOCIONAL Para mantener la calma en situaciones complejas. EMPATÍA “Ponerte en sus zapatos”. HABILIDADES SOCIALES Para poder disfrutar de tus relaciones, practica la comunicación asertiva, y aprende a recibir y dar afecto. Motivación frente a las dificultades Verlas como retos que te permitirán alcanzar tus logros.

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Thai Gallery Ornate interiors and tantalising scents await as your luxurious prelude to dinner at Puente Romano’s Thai Gallery. Effortlessly combining authentic recipes with adventurous twists, our Thai Gallery is no ordinary Thai restaurant. Modern interiors flooded with light set the scene for cutting-edge cuisine, delicately prepared with edible origami. From the start to the end of your exotic fine dining experience, each course is designed to enchant the senses. Hotel Puente Romano, Av. Principe Alfonso Hohenlohe, s/n, 29600 Marbella Tel: +34 952 81 83 92 · www.thaigallerymarbella.com


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In response to the negative impact that the health crisis has caused in the tourism sector, the Decree-Law 14/2021 of July 6 approved in the BOJA of July 12 pursues the economic revitalization of the sector by facilitating the modernization of establishments, the increase in category and the adaptation of its facilities to the requirements arising from the health crisis. The Decree-Law has 3 objectives: 1º.- To renew and modernize the tourist accommodation plant to improve its competitiveness. 2º.- Facilitate the adaptation to higher categories. 3º.- To support and encourage an essential sector for the economy of the Autonomous Community. As indicated in the explanatory memorandum, the objective scope of application of the measure are the tourist accommodation establishments legally built on urban land and that require extension or reform works for its renovation and modernization. So that in general, the rule allows to increase up to 15 percent of the buildability and occupancy in

the plots where there is a tourist establishment, and can reach 20 percent to encourage actions of requalification that allow establishments to adapt to higher categories. In the event that the increase in buildability implies an increase in the objective use of more than 10%, it will be necessary to modify the applicable urban planning instrument. In short, this new regulation of the Governing Council of the Junta de Andalucía can be an important aid for the improvement of the hotel plant in our Community. It is aimed at facilitating the Government’s objective of providing the hotel business sector with an instrument to help the renovation of the hotel plant and its requalification. It also helps hotels to raise their category in the classification of tourist establishments and their competitiveness by allowing more space for customers to enjoy or to increase the services offered to them. We hope that the local councils responsible for granting planning permission and, where appropriate, planning modifications will follow the same line established by the Junta de Andalucía and that this can be put into practice in an effective way in everyday life. It should also be noted that the projects that take advantage of these measures are subject, in any case, to planning permission and a report from the Ministry of Tourism.

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uilt on a 6,000 m2 site, formerly occupied by the Palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli, it is located within the Art Triangle, home to the great writers of the Golden Age. For many, the most bohemian and chic neighbourhood in Madrid. The Belgian entrepreneur, Georges Marquet, developer and first owner of the hotel, awarded the project to the Monnoyer Studio and the architect Leon Eduard Ferrés i Puig, winner of the tender to adapt the project to the trapezoidal shape of the site. The first stone was laid on March 9, 1911, and construction was completed on September 20, 1912, setting new records for promptness. AN AVANT-GARDE HOTEL The site was acquired for 1.5 million pesetas, and the total investment amounted to 15 million pesetas. It opened with 800 rooms, and was the first hotel in Spain and the second in the world with a bathroom in each of its rooms. Plumbers were brought in from England, marking the birth of this profession in Madrid. Furthermore, it was the first hotel to install telephones in all its rooms, and the first building constructed using reinforced concrete, in the style of the Parisian buildings of the Belle Époque. In 1914, Madrid City Council granted the building an award for the best construction in the city, and in 1998, it was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in the Monument Category by the Community of Madrid.

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE WESTIN PALACE HOTEL • The first guest stayed in room 141, on September 21, 1912, and paid 7.5 pesetas, the equivalent of 5 euro cents today. • From the beginning of the century, it began to receive illustrious guests, such as Igor Strawinsky, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Marie Curie, and the double agent Margaret Gertrude Zelle (Matahari). • After World War I came the Roaring 20’s, and with them, the famous early evening dances under the dome. • During the Spanish Civil War it became a military hospital, where the glass dome played a significant role, as the abundant natural light allowed surgical operations to be performed even when there was a lack of electricity. • In the 1940s, Salvador Dalí painted a sketch on the wall of his suite; it was a real shame that the chambermaid erased it. • The great economic boom of the 50’s brought great Hollywood artists, such as Hemingway, Orson Welles, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth or Ava Gardner to stay at the hotel. • In the 1960s, it began to receive international clients, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and the Italian magnate Giovanni Agnelli. • In 1972, one floor of the hotel became the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. • In 2001, it hosted a summit with 40 Heads of State, where Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev met. • In 2004, on the occasion of the wedding of The Prince and Princess of Asturias, it was one of the hotels chosen to host illustrious guests from all over the world.

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A MICROCOSM OF SPANISH LIFE From the outset, it was designed to become not only a hotel, but a hub of Madrid’s social life; a meeting place to get together, do business, or have parties and banquets. Josép Pla, renowned writer and journalist of the mid-twentieth century, defined the lobby of the Palace as “the microcosm of Spanish life”. Its most remarkable feature is the spectacular stained glass Art Nouveau dome in the lobby, the focal point of the hotel. Designed by Mauméjean, it is decorated with geometric motifs of floral and arabesque designs. Three Flemish tapestries from the 17th century decorate the so-called noble area, as well as a unique, solid bronze Art Deco lamp in the shape of a palm tree, which hung under the dome until 1997, and now presides over the entrance. ROOMS AND SUITES The hotel is currently fully restored and boasts 470 rooms, 50 of which are suites, all equipped with the signature “Westin Heavenly Bed”. Decorated and furnished in a classic, timeless style, they retain the original mahogany wood doors. The Royal Suite boasts balconies with breathtaking views. The interior design, by the London-based studio, Areen Hospitality, adds a touch of contemporary elegance.

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JOAQUÍN TORRES A-CE RO ARC H I T E C T B Y A NA PAVÓN

How would you define, in one sentence, the project that is being presented today; The Secret? A “high-end” development, where personalisation, quality and commitment to excellence go hand in hand. How is Estudio A-Cero going to hallmark these 34 villas of 1,000 m2, so that any client can immediately identify your signature? Our architecture is easily distinguished by its formal strength... The sculptural value of our works is in our DNA. What would you highlight about the new development in Marbella, THE SECRET? Without any doubt, the CEO of the company that’s carrying out this project... He’s an intrepid developer, with a desire to do things right and not just to make money, which is fantastic. Tell us how the idea for this project came about, and how the liaison between Otero Group and your studio, A-Cero, was formed. Well, like everything in life, it was a matter of coincidences and non coincidences… Rubén and I have similar backgrounds; we both started out in Madrid, and we’ve both oriented our companies towards the luxury sector. Meeting each other came about due to a series of events that were inevitably drawing us together. In the Marbella area, Otero Group is the best option for acquiring a luxury property, and in this sense, we make the perfect match. What kind of client profile are you targeting? A client with high purchasing power, but also with an elevated level of sophistication; lovers of excellence, art and culture.

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T H E SEC RE T - VI L L A SAI L BY JOAQU Í N TOR R E S

It’s my understanding that you’re going to be personally in charge of carrying out the project for the most exclusive villa in this complex. What can you tell us about it? Well, as with every project, my approach is to treat it as if it were for me. The magnificent plot of more than 5,000 m2 serves as a guide, and it’s the plot that determines everything; the views, the orientation, the topography… All these conditioning factors ultimately result in a villa that calls for the possession of its habitat. It’s an insane location, and the architecture must be adapted to integrate into the hillside. What services and communal areas will the complex have, and what will make this project unique in Marbella? It’s unique because of its golf, the sports and leisure club, the location, the security, the accesses, the orientation, the views... All of this and more make this complex a great opportunity to acquire the best homes on the Costa del Sol. What would you highlight about Casa Nido, one of the most im-

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pressive villas in Marbella with the unmistakable Joaquin Torres hallmark? How was it conceived? Casa Nido is already over 10 years old, and it was a very interesting project for very special clients... All our houses in The Secret boast the same standards as Casa Nido. It’s common knowledge that it’s for sale for over 20 million euros. What I mean is that “The Secret” is not only a project of great houses, of homes, but also a fantastic investment opportunity. After all the projects you’ve carried out on the Costa del Sol, and now this new project with Otero Group, how would you outline the evolution in terms of architectural design (new demands of the current market in Marbella)? Marbella is undeniably a market with huge potential for luxury residential architecture, true luxury. There’s great demand for designer luxury housing. It’s senseless, from my point of view, to create designs nowadays with architectural styles from centuries ago. The target is the international market, and it’s a question of astuteness to know how to make the most of the enormous potential of the site by framing the business in the high-end luxury market.


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Might we soon have an A-CERO architecture studio here in Marbella? Well, we carry out projects all over the world. We travel for the project, for the client, for the project management... But nowadays, our work can be done from anywhere. If it were for projects, we’d have offices in more than 30 countries in the world, and in every province of Spain. Anyway, in the case of the Costa del Sol, I don’t rule it out, because we have several projects apart from The Secret, and other important ones on the horizon, so it could be realistic to open an office, and even a showroom in Marbella, given the upscale profile of clients. Who are your role models in architecture? Right now, my main role model is Rafael Llamazares, my partner, my friend. At the present time, he’s the person who contributes the most to me, but without a doubt, the great masters of the modern movement will always be present in A-cero’s work. You’re often referred to as the architect of the celebrities, because you’ve designed houses for many famous people on the national and international scene. Has it been easy to deal with the celebrities’ egos? Dealing with egos is very difficult, but it’s even more difficult to deal

with one’s own ego. Taking this into account, it’s reasonable to have to deal with the ego, in this case, of a famous, rich and successful client... But this happens to me as a businessman in architecture, and it also happens in other fields of life. Do you consider your architecture functional? Good architecture is neither good nor architecture if it’s not functional. I consider myself to be a good professional and I’m proud of my work, at least of the vast majority of it. So yes, obviously, apart from the recognisable and renowned design of A-cero, our architecture is functional. Which materials do you prefer when it comes to building? Without a doubt, the best course of action is to use materials that age well and that are fitting to their surroundings. I’m a fan of concrete and natural materials, such as stone or wood... What do you consider your star project? Unquestionably, my children. It’s the one I dedicate the most time, effort and love to.

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¿Cómo definiría en una frase el proyecto que se está presentando hoy, The Secret? Promoción “de altura “donde la personalización la calidad y la apuesta por la excelencia van de la mano. ¿Qué seña de identidad le va a ofrecer el Estudio A-Cero a estas 34 villas de 1000m2 construidos para que cualquier cliente identifique rápidamente su Firma? Nuestra arquitectura es muy identificable por la potencia formal… el valor escultórico de nuestra obra está en nuestro adn. ¿Qué destacaría de la nueva promoción en Marbella, THE SECRET? Destacaría sin ningún tipo de dudas al CEO de la empresa que saca este producto adelante… Es un promotor valiente y con ganas de hacer las cosas muy bien, y no solo el hecho de ganar dinero, y eso es fantástico. Cuéntenos cómo surgió la idea de este proyecto y cómo nace el enlace entre Otero y su estudio, A-Cero Pues como todo en la vida son causalidades y no casualidades… Rubén y yo tenemos trayectorias similares ambos empezamos en Madrid y ambos hemos ido dirigiendo nuestras empresas al ámbito del lujo. Y encontrarnos ha sido la consecuencia de hechos que nos iba uniendo irremediablemente. En la zona del Marbella las mejores opciones para adquirir una vivienda de lujo es Otero Group y nosotros encajamos en ese engranaje como anillo al dedo ¿A qué perfil de clientes va dirigido? A un cliente con alto poder adquisitivo, pero también con un nivel cultural alto. Amantes de la excelencia, del arte y la cultura. Tengo entendido que se va a encargar personalmente de llevar a cabo el proyecto de la Villa más exclusiva en este complejo ¿Puede adelantarnos algo sobre esta villa? Bueno como cada trabajo lo planteo como si fuera a ser para mi. La magnífica parcela de más de 5000 m2 te va guiando y es la parcela la que lo determina todo (las vistas, la orientación, la topografía …. ) y todos esos condicionantes te hacen

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llegar al resultado de una villa que pide a gritos tomar posesión de su hábitat… Es una locura de emplazamiento y la arquitectura debe acoplarse y quedar integrada en esta ladera . ¿Qué servicios y zonas comunes tendrá este complejo,, que hará que este proyecto sea único en Marbella? Es único por su golf , su club deportivo de ocio, su ubicación, su seguridad, sus accesos , su orientación , sus vistas …. Todas estas cosas y mas, hacen de este complejo una gran oportunidad para conseguir las mejores casas de toda la costa del sol . ¿Qué destacaría de Casa NIDO, una de las villas más impresionantes de Marbella, con el inconfundible sello de Joaquin Torres ¿Cómo la concibió? Casa nido ya tiene más de 10 años y fue un proyecto muy interesante para unos clientes muy especiales… todas nuestras casas de “The secret “ están al nivel de “casa Nido” todo el mundo sabe que se vende por más de 20 millones. Con esto quiero decir que “The Secret” no es solo un proyectos con grandes casas… con hogares, si no también una magnífica oportunidad de inversión. Con todos los proyectos que ha llevado a cabo en la Costa del Sol y este nuevo proyecto con el Grupo Otero... ¿qué destacaría de la evolución en cuanto al diseño arquitectónico (nuevas demandas del mercado actual en Marbella)? No cabe duda de que Marbella es un mercado con un grandísimo potencial para la arquitectura residencial de lujo, de verdadero lujo. Hay mucha demanda de vivienda de lujo de diseño. No tiene sentido (desde mi punto de vista), diseñar actualmente con estilos arquitectónicos de hace siglos… El mercado internacional es el objetivo y es de una gran inteligencia saber aprovechar el gran potencial del solar enmarcando el negocio en el mercado de lujo de primer nivel. ¿Podremos contar próximamente con un estudio de arquitectura A-CERO aquí en Marbella? Bueno, nosotros realizamos proyectos en cualquier parte del mundo. Nos desplazamos para el proyecto, para el cliente, para la dirección de obra… Pero hoy en día el trabajo se puede desempeñar desde cualquier otro punto diferente.

Si fuera por los proyectos, tendríamos oficinas en más de 30 países en el mundo, y en cada provincia de España. De todas formas, en este caso de la Costa del Sol no lo descarto, porque tenemos varios proyectos y otros importantes que se avecinan a parte de The Secret, así que pudiera ser razonable abrir oficina e incluso showroom en Marbella, dado también el alto nivel de cliente. ¿Cuáles o quiénes son sus referentes en la arquitectura? Ahora mismo, mi gran referencia es Rafael Llamazares, mi socio, mi amigo. Es hoy por hoy quien mas me aporta, pero obviamente, sin duda, los grandes maestros del movimiento moderno siempre estarán presentes en la obra de A-cero. Siempre se le nombra como el arquitecto de los famosos, porque efectivamente les ha diseñado la casa a muchos famosos del panorama nacional e internacional.... ¿ha sido fácil lidiar con ego de los famosos? Lidiar con egos es muy difícil, es más difícil lidiar con el ego de uno mismo. Teniendo en cuenta esto, es razonable el tener que gestionar con el ego de un cliente, en este caso, famoso, se supone que rico, triunfador… Pero esto me ocurre a mí como empresario de la Arquitectura y ocurre en otros campos mas de la vida. ¿Considera su arquitectura funcional? La buena arquitectura no es, ni buena, ni arquitectura, si no es funcional. Y yo me tengo por un buen profesional y estoy orgulloso de mi obra, diría al menos de casi toda. Así que sí, evidentemente a parte del diseño reconocible y reconocido de A-cero, nuestra arquitectura funciona. ¿Por qué materiales se decanta a la hora de construir? Sin duda, lo óptimo es el uso de materiales que tengan un buen envejecer y que se adapten bien al entorno. El hormigón me entusiasma y materiales naturales como la piedra o la madera… ¿Cuál cree que es su proyecto estrella? Sin ninguna duda, mis hijos. Es el que más esfuerzo, tiempo y amor dedico…


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Robert Redford THE ETERNAL HEART-THROB IN SEARCH OF HIS DESTINY There are people who go out and encounter their destiny, and others whose destiny catches up with them when they least expect it, as in the case of Robert Redford, the eternal Hollywood heart-throb. In order to understand his story, we must go back to his birth in Santa Monica, in 1936. The son of Charles Robert, a milkman of Irish origin who later worked as an accountant in an oil company, and Martha, a housewife, Robert grew up in West Los Angeles, in a neighbourhood that moulded his rebellious character. T E X T: E VA D E L A M O

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hanks to his skills as a baseball player, he was able to attend the University of Colorado with a scholarship to study the arts, but after his first year he decided to drop out and travel around Europe. He lived in Florence and Paris before settling in Malaga, in a modest house by the sea. When the bohemian lifestyle lost its appeal, he thought he could make a living as a set designer, and enrolled at the Pratt Institute in New York. One of his professors insisted that he try his luck as an actor, and that is how he ended up enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. PROTECTIVE OF HIS PRIVATE LIFE After filming All the President’s Men with Dustin Hoffman came one of the greatest successes of his career: Out of Africa, with Meryl Streep. No one seemed to suspect that his relationship with his wife was not at its best. They separated in 1985, after 27 years of marriage, and he began a long-term relationship with the Brazilian actress, Sonia Braga. Redford, despite a long list of romances with beautiful women, such as designer Kathy O’Rear, model Nathalie Naud, or actress Debra Winger, was always very protective of his private life. Rather than going to Hollywood parties, Redford preferred to find peace in contact with nature, which earned him a reputation as an unsociable character. Despite this fact, the contracts kept flooding in, but Redford decided to turn his professional career around, and made his directorial debut with the film Ordinary People, which won him an Oscar. Other successes would follow, such as A River Runs Through It with Brad Pitt, and The Horse Whisperer. Committed to the film world, he created Sundance Institute, which became a production company committed to promoting independent artists. A lifetime dedicated to The Seventh Art earned him the National Medal of Arts, awarded by the president of the United States, in addition to receiving France’s prestigious Knight of the Legion of Honour. RECENT YEARS OF SERENITY After a relationship of almost 13 years, Robert Redford married the German painter, Sibylle Szaggars, who is twenty years his junior. They live in Santa Fe (New Mexico). And although Redford had announced his retirement from the world of cinema, in 2019 he made his last appearance participating in the film Avengers: Endgame. The death of his son James in 2020, after a battle with cancer, has marred the quiet life he leads with his wife. In his latest appearances, he has been looking remarkably older, with tousled hair and deep wrinkles furrowing his face. And yet his eyes are brighter than ever, which would suggest that Redford has finally managed to master the destiny that the cinema, his talent, and his imposing physique have marked throughout his life. ■

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UNSTABLE TIMES The early death of his mother had sent him into a deep depression, which he tried to drown with drink. However, the woman who would become his first wife appeared in his life; Lola van Wagenen, who practised the Mormon religion and got him out of the downward spiral of destruction. After their wedding, they moved to a cabin in Utah, where they had four children: Shauna, Amy, James, and Scott, who died two months after his birth, plunging Redford into such profound sadness that it ultimately caused the couple to separate. Just when everything seemed to be falling apart, his professional life began to promise him a bright future. After the debut on Broadway of the comedy Barefoot in the Park, which was later adapted to the big screen with great success, the whole world took notice of the blonde heart-throb and began to idolise him. Then came the classic Hollywood films, such as The Candidate, The Way We Were and The Sting, in which he starred alongside Paul Newman. With this film, Redford received his first Oscar nomination.


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Robert Redford EL ETERNO GALÁN EN BUSCA DE SU DESTINO Hay personas que salen al encuentro de su destino y otras a las que el destino les alcanza cuando menos lo esperaban, como le sucedió a Robert Redford, el eterno galán de Hollywood. Para conocer su historia hay que remontarse a su nacimiento en Santa Mónica, en 1936. Hijo de Charles Robert, un lechero de origen irlandés que después ejerció su carrera como contable en una empresa petrolífera, y Martha, ama de casa, Robert creció en la zona oeste de Los Ángeles, en un barrio que marcó su carácter rebelde. T E X T: E VA D E L A M O

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racias a sus habilidades como jugador de béisbol pudo acceder a la Universidad de Colorado con una beca para estudiar Artes, pero tras el primer año decidió abandonar sus estudios para recorrer Europa. Vivió en Florencia y París antes de instalarse en Málaga, en una modesta casa al lado del mar. Cuando la vida bohemia dejó de parecerle atractiva pensó que podría ganarse la vida como escenógrafo y se matriculó en el Pratt Institute de Nueva York. Uno de sus profesores le insistió a que probara suerte como actor, por lo que acabó matriculándose en la Academia de Arte Dramático de Nueva York. CELOSO DE SU INTIMIDAD Tras rodar Todos los hombres del presidente, junto a Dustin Hoffman, llegó una de los de los grandes éxitos de su carrera: Memorias de África, con Meryl Streep. Nadie parecía sospechar que su relación con su esposa no atravesaba su mejor momento. En 1985 se separó de ella, tras 27 años de matrimonio, y comenzó una larga relación con la actriz brasileña Sonia Braga. Redford, pese a haber mantenido una larga lista de romances con bellísimas mujeres, como la diseñadora Katt O’Rear, la modelo Nathalie Naud o la actriz Debra Winger, siempre fue muy celoso de su intimidad. Lejos de ir a fiestas de Hollywood, Redford prefería descansar en la naturaleza, lo que hizo que le dio fama de un carácter huraño. Pese a ello, no dejaban de lloverle contratos, pero Redford decide dar un giro a su carrera profesional y comienza su etapa como director de cine. Su película Ordinary People le valió un Oscar. Después llegarían otros éxitos, como El río de la vida, con Brad Pitt y El hombre que susurraba a los caballos. Comprometido con el mundo del celuloide creó la fundación Sundance, convertida en una productora con capacidad de impulsar a directores independientes. Toda una vida dedicada al séptimo arte que le valió la Medalla Nacional de las Artes, otorgada por EE.UU., y la insignia de caballero de la Orden de la Legión de Honor, concedida por Francia. ÚLTIMOS AÑOS DE TRANQUILIDAD Tras casi 13 años de noviazgo, Robert Redford se casó con la pintora alemana Sibylle Szaggars, veinte años más joven. Ambos viven en Santa Fe (Nuevo México). Y aunque Redford anunció su retirada del mundo del cine, en 2019 se puso delante de los focos por última vez para participar en la película Vengadores Endgame. La muerte de su hijo James en 2020, víctima de un cáncer, ha empañado la vida tranquila que lleva junto a su mujer. En sus últimas apariciones se le ha visto más envejecido, con el pelo alborotado y un sinfín de arrugas surcando su rostro. Y sin embargo, con los ojos más brillantes que nunca, lo que hace pensar que por fin Redford ha logrado dominar ese destino que el cine, su talento y su imponente físico han marcado de manera determinante toda su vida. ■

TIEMPOS INESTABLES La temprana muerte de su madre le había llevado a una profunda depresión, que intentaba ahogar con la bebida. Sin embargo, apareció en vida la que se convertiría en su primera esposa, Lola van Wagenen, que procesaba la religión mormona y le hizo salir de esa espiral de destrucción. Tras su boda se instaló con él en una cabaña en Utah, donde tuvieron cuatro hijos: Shauna, Amy, James y Scott, que falleció a los dos meses de nacer, sumiendo a Redford en una espiral de tristeza que le conduciría a la separación. Cuando todo parecía desmoronarse, su vida profesional comenzó a prometerle un futuro brillante. Tras presentar en Broadway la comedia Descalzos en el parque, que luego sería llevada a la gran pantalla con gran éxito, el mundo entero descubría al galán rubio y comenzaba a idolatrarlo. Comenzaron a sucederse las grandes películas de Hollywood, como El candidato, Tal como éramos y El Golpe, que protagonizó junto a Paul Newman. Con este film, Redford recibió su primera nominación a los Oscar.

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THE LUXURY RETAIL SECTOR IS BACK WITH A BOOM! 2020 WAS A YEAR SHALL WE SAY ON MUTE. SOCIETY AS A WHOLE WAS ON A STANDSTILL, THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS, HOSPITALITY SECTOR, TRANSPORTATION (AVIATION), TOURISM AND RESTORATION ALL SUFFERED GREATLY THE YEAR ON PAUSE ¨LOCK DOWN¨THE SOLE SECTOR THAT TENDS TO ALWAYS PREVAIL EVEN IN TIMES OF CRISIS IS THE LUXURY SECTOR THEIR ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE A NICHE MARKET EVEN IN THE MOST DIRE TIMES THE LUXURY FIELD MANAGES TO REMAIN A FLOAT 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

Studies predicted that annual fashion industry profits would plummet around 93% from 2019 to 2020. But, despite this perilous message, the industry ended strong, with a global apparel market worth of $1.5 trillion (up from around $1.4 billion in 2019). The Fashion industry managed to bounce back with a boom with a shift in consumer interest towards all things Sustainable. All the major Brands pret a porter and Couture started adapting their branding and marketing campaigns to changing their manufacturing process to be more green, reducing their carbon footprint, recycling, upcyclying and repurposing. Most brands displayed grit, innovation, and a will to not only survive, but to adapt to the changes in society and have managed to thrive in doing so! Locally in our Marbella community in March 2021 we had the great pleasure in launching the new retail project at the Puente Romano Resort with the following international brands. PUENTE ROMANO RETAIL PROJECT Temperly: Designed by Alice Temperly from London, the brand encompasses etherial feminine designs, light and flowy with delicate embroidery and sequenced models evocative of the English countryside elegance. Noches Ibiza: Founded in the old town of Ibiza center 15 years ago the Designers Eric and Jaques

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have this year enthusiastically expanded internationally and opened two locations at the puente romano resort, one corner at El Chiringuito on the beach side and one shop location under the retail arcade area of the resort. Noches Ibiza´s designs are all hand made in India with intricate, vibrant, colourful and eye catching embellished models. The designers desire is that women who wear Noches Ibiza feel like Radiant Stars, Glowing and Sparkling.

fine lining trimmed colourful oversized poolside pullovers to my favourite the bombers jackets decorated with the famed american fotographer Slim Aarons photography all elaborated on the finest Egyptian cotton Giza cotton.

100 CAPRI: The epitomy of the finest italian linen the ultimate expression of Amalfitano Chic. Founded by Antonino Aiello 22 years ago his focus was on timeless resort wear elegance, tailored shirts in lightweight fabrics and pastel colours, the emphasis being on the cuts and fine tailoring of the designs made in with the most exquisite linen fabric.

Joining one of my favorite Multibrand Boutiques L’inde de Palais run by Simona Ghandolfi (it includes Italian brand Amen and the newly launched mother daughter duo Italian/Ibiza brand Native Glam).

Orlebar Brown: Founded by the Photographer Adam Brown in 2007, the English are famed for thier fine male tailoring thus comes the success of Orlebar Brown, The pioneers of poolside style incorporating art/photography into their tailored pieces. Specialised in mens made to measure swimmer. Baindoux: The Slogan is ¨we believe in marrying absolute individuality with conscious collective living ¨ Founded in 2019 the brand evokes the best of St. Tropez, the Hamptons and St. Barts style mixing bespoke fine details with a range of designs from the Jackie O classic inspired fitted jackets,

MARBELLA CLUB Within the enchanting patio of the gardens of the marbella club we had the Opening of the first Ever Chanel Pop Up in Spain.

Chanel Pop Up: Following the Great progress the Luxury scene of Marbella has been undergoing, This Summer we had the Great Pleasure of Opening the First Ever Ephemeral Chanel boutique Pop up at the Marbella Club. A long waited collaboration that was finally confirmed this past June. The boutique showcases the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-wear and 2020/21 Métiers d’art “Le Château des Dames” collections as well as the exclusive CHANEL COCO BEACH 2021 collection. Amen (L´inde de Palais): Conceived in 2003, within Jato Group’s reality, the Italian brand attracts a most cosmopolitan clientele, among which celebrities and socialites stand out.


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“The collection’s concepts are that each piece is imagined and realized as an event in itself, in turn a precious jewel, a glamourous epiphany, a catalyst element.” Alberta Ferreti Venice Biennale: I was delighted to be invited to attend the enchanting Alberta Ferreti Show in Venice during the Venice Biennale. “Italy’s quiet achiever,” as Alberta Ferretti was once called, Who exhibited her first show in 1981 she founded Aeffe, a fashion production and distribution concern, with her brother; its success helped establish the Made in Italy movement. Roaming through the streets of Venice as in a dream. Magic glass, transforming into fantastical shapes under the skillful mastery of glass blowers. The poetry of threads weaving into unique and precious textile stories. The gleaming water swirling into new motifs with every passing gondola. The winged Lion, keeping watch, under the starry night. With the most talented @albertaferretti Alberta Ferretti is the first fashion designer to receive the Women In Cinema Award by the President of @labiennale Alberto Barbera. “ She perfectly embodies the ideals of the Women in Cinema Award, emphasizing the importance of women, their creativity and talent in every collection and gown” For the creation of blown glass jewels, Alberta Ferretti has established a dialogue of craftsmanship and creativity with the artist #MassimilianoSchiavon who shaped iridescent and malleable glass in infinite ways, giving life to precious flames, sinuous tongues, foliages and Venetian beads.

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MILAN FASHION WEEK: Prêt-à-porter Sept 2021.Spring/summer 2022 Emporio Armani: (The more youthful brand of the Armani house). I had the great opportunity to attend the Emporio Armani Show in Celebration of 40 years of the label, the show presented a light and fluid collection for women and men featuring an array of chiffon dresses, jumpsuits, light blazers and pyjama-like suits in etherial cuts and fabrics ending with vibrant colours. Native Glame: The dynamic Italian mother daughter duo Ludovica and Danila launched this summer thier first capsule collection. Based in Milan, inspired by the nature and magic energy of Ibiza were thier workshop amd fabrics are worked with local artisans, and currently expanding to Barcelona and Marbella, this young brand has an exciting future ahead of them. Thier collections define the women of the new era. For revolutionary women: Courageous, independent with outgoing personalities. Women who radiate light. “ Somos caftanes de gasa, plumas, sedas y cortes hipnóticos. Somos salvajes, guerreras, admiradoras de la belleza, del arte y de la feminidad. Somos atrevidas y glamurosas.” In Marbella they have a small collection of thier leather designs in the boutique L’inde de le palais (marbella club) and the 10th of October we will be hosting a fashion show lunch debut for them at The Seagrill (Puenteromano). PARIS FASHION WEEK: Prêt-à-porter Sept-Oct 2021 Marcos Villafruela shows his collection at Paris Fashion Week 2021. Last Friday, Maros was the only Spaniard selected along with some thirty young international talents to present his collection in a joint fashion show in the city of lights! Marcos is “in love” with the city, were he fulfilled one of his dreams to present his collection in the legendary Galerie Bourbon, in the Marceau salon, where he showed his new collection, ‘Kokoro’. His name is inspired by a Japanese novel that talks about the union of body, mind and spirit. A proposal in which “300% has been left in each of the pieces”, bathed in only two colors, indigo purple and pink, and made with subtle transparencies in natural silk organza and satin. Marcos Villafruela is a true ambassador of Spanish fashion, dedicated, professional, with an eye for the most refined and with contagious positive energy, he will undoubtedly succeed in his fast growing career, this presentation in Paris was a small step to the great success that he will have!

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Mr Armani, with his closest collaborators, Silvana Armani and Leo Dell’Orco at the Emporio Armani SS22 men’s and women’s fashion show for the 40th anniversary of the brand


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Joaquín Torres, Rubén Otero, Nuria Rodríguez Cubero, José Antonio Mena y Lionel

OTERO GROUP ENTRUSTS THE A-CERO ARCHITECTURE STUDIO WITH ITS NEW LUXURY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IN MARBELLA ‘ THE SECRET’: A COMPLEX OF 34 LUXURY VILLAS IN EL REAL DE LA QUINTA VALUED AT MORE THAN €100M THE RENOWNED ARCHITECT JOAQUÍN TORRES WILL CARRY OUT THE PROJECT OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE VILLA, WHICH WILL OCCUPY THE THREE BEST PLOTS OF THE LAND AND WILL BE FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE WITH THIS EXCLUSIVE PROJECT, OTERO GROUP IS SECURING ITSELF WITHIN LUXURY RESIDENTIALS WITH HOMES WORTH MORE THAN €4M

A luxurious and a sustainable lifestyle seem like the key factors that will define the next moves in the Real Estate sector. Fortunately, it seems that both of these factors can be found in Marbella, where Otero Group has just announced its new development “The Secret”: a complex made up of thirty-four luxury villas, whose prices range between two and seven million euros. The renowned architect Joaquín Torres will carry out the project of the most exclusive villa, which will occupy the three best plots of the land and will

be fully customizable. In total, the project has an investment of €105M (million euros). The project was announced at Los Naranjos Golf Club, with guests such as the Malaga Tourism Delegate, Nuria Rodríguez Cubero; the Mayor of Benahavís, Juan Antonio Mena; Rubén Otero, CEO of Otero Group (promoter of the project) and Joaquín Torres, founding partner of the Madrid studio A-CERO. More than 250 guests attended the event under strict supervision and safety measures, as required by the current health situation.

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WORLD VISION GALA THE 9TH EDITION OF WORLD VISION GALA TOOK PLACE AT PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT LAST MONTH ENGEL & VÖLKERS MARBELLA DONA 9 TONELADAS DE COMIDA In aid of the world´s largest international children´s charity on the 12th of August 2021 Puente Romano Beach Resort organized a charity gala at Sea Grill with a special dinner cater by the executive chef of the resort, Thomas Stork, that includes an exceptional pairing with wines. World Vision is a humanitarian organisation that helps children, families, and their communities reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and achieve sustainable development.

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Puente Romano Beach Resort and Nobu Hotel Marbella have specifically chosen to support the world’s largest children’s charity as it continues to fill millions of children with hope in the world’s harshest places. This year all proceeds from the Gala will go towards the economic empowerment of the children across Uganda. The charity event of the summer welcomed various artists such as Trevis, Gypsies or Mr. Maph. We enjoyed a memorable evening.


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ENGEL & VÖLKERS MARBELLA CELEBRATES ITS LEGENDARY WHITE PARTY AS EVERY YEAR, ENGEL & VÖLKERS MARBELLA CELEBRATES ITS WHITE PARTY GATHERING THE TEAMS OF ITS 5 OFFICES IN MARBELLA. THE EVENT TOOK PLACE LAST THURSDAY, 30TH OF SEPTEMBER AND THE VENUE CHOSEN FOR THIS SPECIAL OCCASION WAS THE FAMOUS RESTAURANT EL CHIRINGUITO DE PUENTE ROMANO. THE EVENING STARTED WITH A WELCOME DRINK, FOLLOWED BY A WONDERFUL DINNER, TOPPED OFF BY A SPEECH FROM THEIR CEO, SMADAR KAHANA. This year more than ever, there was cause for celebration. After a year of uncertainty caused by the pandemic and months of hard confinement, where nothing seemed to augur well for what was to come, 2021 has been the best year ever for Engel & Völkers Marbella. Smadar Kahana thanked the entire team for their commitment and effort during those moments to get where we are today “nothing would have been possible without you, a winning team!” A year 2021 in which more homes have been sold than there are days in the year and where strategic decisions have been taken that have favoured these results, such as the opening in April of the fifth Engel & Völkers Marbella office, located in Guadalmina. In just 4 months this office has managed to position itself together with the other 4 offices in the top 10 of Engel &

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Völkers in the Peninsula & Canary Islands. Part of this success has also been the New Developments department, which has managed to sell 90% of the available units of its exclusive developments, La Fuente & Benalús, in less than a year since its launch. Smadar Kahana announces to the team “new exclusive developments are coming soon and we hope to be able to announce them even before the end of this year 2021”. The event was also the stage to present the new project that Engel & Völkers Marbella is embarking on from January 2022. In the words of Smadar Kahana “we want to close the circle and offer an unparalleled service to our clients with the standard of quality that characterises us”. Little more can we say about this new project that will be launched in January 2022 and we are certainly looking forward to hearing more about it!


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Este año más que nunca, hubo motivos para la celebración. Después de un año de incertidumbre causado por la pandemia y meses de duro confinamiento, donde nada parecía augurar lo que venía, el año 2021 ha sido el mejor de la historia para Engel & Völkers Marbella. Smadar Kahana agradeció a todo el equipo su empeño y esfuerzo durante esos momentos para llegar donde estamos hoy “nada hubiera sido posible sin vosotros, un equipo ganador!” Un año 2021 en el que se han vendido más casas que días tiene el año y donde se han tomado decisiones estratégicas que han favorecido estos resultados, como la apertura en el mes de Abril de la quinta oficina de Engel & Völkers Marbella, sita en Guadalmina. Oficina que apenas en 4 meses ha logrado posicionarse junto con las otras 4 oficinas en el top 10 de Engel & Völkers

en la Península y Canarias. Parte de este éxito ha sido también el departamento de Obra Nueva que ha logrado vender en menos de un año desde su lanzamiento el 90% de las unidades disponibles de sus promociones en exclusiva, La Fuente & Benalús. Smadar Kahana anuncia al equipo “promociones de obra nueva en exclusiva están por llegar y esperamos poder comunicarlo antes incluso del final de este año 2021” El evento ha sido también el escenario para presentar el nuevo proyecto en el que Engel & Völkers Marbella se embarca a partir de Enero 2022. En palabras de Smadar Kahana “queremos cerrar el círculo y ofrecer un servicio sin parangón a nuestros clientes con el estándar de calidad que nos caracteriza”. Poco más podemos adelantar de este nuevo proyecto que se lanzará en Enero de 2022 y por el que estamos sin duda expectantes de saber más!

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LUXURY AND FUNCTIONALITY

LUJO Y FUNCIONALIDAD BY GILMAR REAL ESTATE DE LA MANO DE GILMAR REAL ESTATE

The real estate company presents two new developments to enjoy the quality of life on the Costa del Sol. There are many ways to live life in this privileged area of the Mediterranean. GILMAR Real Estate, with more than 37 years of experience on the Costa del Sol, has once again demonstrated that it knows the tastes of those who are looking for a home or the best investment. It has done so by introducing two developments aimed at clients with different needs and budgets. GILMAR’s professionals invited agents from other real estate agencies so that they could learn in detail

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the characteristics and advantages of the two very different developments: - Mirador de Cabopino: in the most exclusive and privileged setting in Marbella East. Four exclusive and personalised villas with timeless architecture, surrounded by pine forests and wild dune beaches. A luxury. - Scenic: luxury, quality and innovation in a set of high-rise homes with the best views of Estepona, Gibraltar and the African coast. A great success associated with the prestige of GILMAR Real Estate and the potential of these two exclusive developments.


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La inmobiliaria presenta en sociedad dos promociones de obra nueva para disfrutar de la calidad de vida de la Costa del Sol. Hay muchas formas de vivir la vida en esta zona privilegiada del Mediterráneo. La inmobiliaria GILMAR Real Estate, con más de 37 años de experiencia en la Costa del Sol, ha vuelto a demostrar que sabe cuáles son los gustos de los que buscan un hogar o la mejor inversión para rentabilizar su dinero. Y lo ha hecho abriendo las puertas de dos promociones orientadas a clientes con necesidades y presupuestos distintos. Los profesionales de GILMAR invitaron a agentes de otras inmobiliarias para que pudieran conocer con detalle las características y ventajas de dos promociones bien distintas: - Mirador de Cabopino: en el entorno más exclusivo y privilegiado de Marbella Este. Cuatro villas exclusivas y personalizadas con una arquitectura atemporal, rodeadas de pinares y playas de dunas salvajes. Un lujo. - Scenic: lujo, calidad e innovación en un conjunto de viviendas en altura con las mejores vistas de Estepona, Gibraltar y la costa africana. Todo un éxito de convocatoria asociado al prestigio de GILMAR Real Estate y al potencial de estas dos promociones exclusivas.

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