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OCTOBER

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CONTENTS AUTUMN 2010

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Textile Fantasy Cool metallics feature in the top textile and design trends for 2010 and 2011.

OUTDOOR LIVING

Outdoor Style Outdoor living spaces during the cooler months. 24 Fresh Air — A showcase of outdoor living elements. 30 Hot & Sizzling Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest home improvement trends. 38 The Finishing Touch Add dazzle to your pool interior with pebbletec. 18

THE GREEN LIFE

40 Energy Efficient, cost saving solutions for commercial & residential properties 42 High Tech Home

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SPECIAL FEATURE

CUISINE

44 Breast Cancer Awareness 46 Think Pink — Be a part of the battle for the cure.

58 Pumpkin Delight and a Halloween Cocktail

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48 Fashion and Health News 50 Top 5 Skin Care Products in 2010 51 Sarah’s Shoes

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

54 Flat Out in the Fastest 911 Ever

THE GARDEN

56 Autumn Gardens

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QUALITY DINING AND EVENTS Restaurant News

PETS AT HOME

62 How to Choose a Cool Collar for your Dog 62 Adoption Column

TRAVEL AND LEISURE

52 Adventure on our doorstep with TEAMXTREME

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Summer Weekend Break at the Tamisa Hotel

Outdoor Living BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED LIVING AREAS

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EDITOR’S NOTE >

The Autumn months are the best on the coast, where summer — and its carefree mindset — seemingly never ends. It’s in that spirit that we continue our outdoor living theme from the last issue, featuring stylish products and fresh ideas for enjoying the cooler evenings of Southern Spain’s best asset. As the distinction between interiors and exteriors is being blurred, thanks to almost invisible glass architecture, we showcase the best in outdoor furniture, fires, kitchens, BBQs and shading options.

COSTA DEL SOL HOME AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE PUBLISHING DATES

This issue also goes Pink with a special feature on breast cancer awareness, so be a part of the battle for a

Autumn Issue Published 1st September to 3oth November

cure during October. Be sure to add to your diary the Annual Gala Pink Ball at the El Oceano Hotel — an helps in the early diagnosis of breast cancer and supports woman with breast cancer on the Costa del Sol.

Winter Issue Published 1st December to 28th February

Nearly all of us know of someone who has been affected by cancer in one form or another. Within the

Spring Issue Published 1st March to 31st May

evening of fine dining and entertainment to support local charity, Positively Pink. A registered charity that

team of the Home & Lifestyle magazine, friend and colleague, Linda Mairs, was recently diagnosed with cancer. The prognosis is good and she is currently in the UK for medical treatment. The staff at Home &

Summer Issue Published 1st June to 31st August

Lifestyle magazine and advertisers all hope for a full and speedy recovery.

JUNE & JULY 2010 ISSUE COMPETITION WINNERS

As in every issue, we bring you the latest in fabulous furnishings and unique accessories and gadgets along with fun suggestions for Autumn entertaining. We hope these ideas will inspire and energise you

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We look forward to the year ahead and hope you find inspiring and refreshing new ideas in this issue of Costa del Sol HOME & LIFESTYLE Magazine welcomes original article contributions from our advertisers. Articles can be submitted in Word or PDF. Photos should be high-resolution large format JPEG images with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Architectural and interior design clients may remain anonymous. Submit articles to: Tanya Francis, editor@CDShomemagazine.com

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European Expansion Plans

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After a successful year, local property auction house, Direct Auctions are widening their reach to provide an property auction service in Portugal and France, with further plans of expansion into other major European countries in the near future. The growth and expansion of the company over the past years into what is now recognised as one of the first and most successful property auctioneers in Spain, can be attributed to good staff, an energetic marketing strategy including radio and TV coverage and client-focused services. "As a company we will continue to raise the bar in terms of excellent service and professionalism, and our portfolio now includes high-end value properties as well as properties in the middle and lower brackets," stated Managing Director and Auctioneer of Direct Auctions (Marbella West), Warrick Wincup. Their healthy portfolio proves this. Direct Auctions, since September 2009, have sold and completed on over 22 million euros worth of property, and at their most recent auction in July 2010, from 31 properties in their catalogue, 26 were sold and completed. Direct Auctions are currently planning for a London auction to take place in Spring 2011 and are working on a New Franchise Model for the company, which includes full training.

It’s wise to have an alarm inside your house but it’s even wiser to have an alarm fitted outside your house. Giving you time to react before the intruder can. PSI (Protect Security Installations) can protect the perimeter of your property with electronic or infra-red beams backed up with CCTV surveillance. The beams are discreet and can be blended into the exterior of your property from the bottom of your driveway to the top of a perimeter wall. Beams can be positioned so that they are active 24-hours a day without interfering with your own access to the garden or protected area. If and when the perimeter alarm is activated, PSI can install automatic exterior lights, CCTV (in order to follow or monitor any movement) and high decibel sirens to scare and confuse any intruders. For a free and affordable quote, call PSI — Protect Security Installations on (+34) 952 763 326

Free Spanish property legal guide & clinic for expats

Warrick Wincup Managing Director & Auctioneer For more information on Direct Auctions, or to buy or sell property at their upcoming auctions on 16th September and 18th November 2010, please contact: Warrick Wincup, Managing Director & Auctioneer, Direct Auctions - Marbella West Office: (0034) 951 778 108 Mobile: (0034) 677 448 359 email: marbellawest@direct-auctions.com

With over 16 years’ experience in real estate law in Spain, Perez Legal Group invites expats on the Costa del Sol to download its comprehensive FREE legal guide online. The in-depth, easy to understand guide covers a variety of subjects including buying and selling a Spanish property, annual property and income taxes, tax benefits, Spanish wills and inheritance tax. Written and produced by Raquel Pérez, Director of Perez Legal Group, the 56 page guide provides expats with accurate and up-to-date information and best of all – it’s FREE to download via www.perezlegalgroup.es. Alternatively, please contact Perez Legal Group in Elviria, Marbella, to order your hard copy by post, or drop in to the office to collect one. Perez Legal Group provides a wide range of comprehensive services to expats on the Costa del Sol and offers expert, personalised attention and total peace of mind. Every Friday from 1st July, Raquel Pérez will be hosting a FREE legal clinic from 10am – 12 midday, which gives you the perfect opportunity to pop in for an informal chat and get your legal questions answered. For more information, please contact Raquel Pérez. Tel: 952 833 169 Centro Comercial Elviria, Oficina 6, Elviria, 29604 Marbella

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIRS MOOD — Brussels (Belgium) 14 September 2010 - 16 September 2010 www.decosit.com Venue: Brussels Exhibition Centre Exhibiting sectors: Upholstery/decorative fabrics 100% DESIGN LONDON — London (UK) 23 September 2010 - 26 September 2010 www.100percentdesign.co.uk Venue: Earls Court Exhibiting sectors: Design, avant-garde furniture and lighting and decorative accessories HÁBITAT VALENCIA – Valencia (Spain) 28 September 2010 - 02 October 2010 www.feriahabitatvalencia.com Venue: Feria Valencia Exhibiting sectors: Home furniture, decorative lighting, home texiles, interior design, contract and accessories CERSAIE — Bologna (Italy) 28 September 2010 - 02 October 2010 www.cersaie.it Venue: Exhibition Centre Bologna Exhibiting sectors: Ceramic Tiles

SICI - International Integral Kitchen Exhibition Madrid (Spain) 05 October 2010 - 08 October 2010 www.ifema.es/web/ferias/sici/default.html Venue: Ifema Exhibiting sectors: Kitchen furniture

ORGATEC 2010 — Cologne (Germany) 26 October 2010 - 30 October 2010 www.orgatec.de Venue: Exhibition Center in Cologne-Deutz Exhibiting sectors: Office and contract furniture TDW-100% DESIGN TOKYO — Tokyo (Japan) 01 November 2010 - 30 November 2010 www.100percentdesign.jp Venue: Jingu Gaien Aoyama Exhibiting sectors: Contract and design furniture and lighting MEBEL — Moscow (Russian Federation) 01 November 2010 - 30 November 2010 www.meb-expo.ru/en Venue: Krasnaya Presnya Intl. (Expocentre) Crocus Exhibiting sectors: Furniture and decoration

Heiko by Heiko Special Offers for Autumn • Progressive Lenses from € 95 • Progressive lenses for Sunglasses from € 95 • Children frames + lenses from € 30 • Children frames + sun-lenses from € 30

We specialise in: • glasses for computer use • glasses for golf, tennis and water-sports Heiko by Heiko is an Exclusive Eye wear Design from Denmark made by the owner Heiko Stumbeck himself. The design is exclusive simply due to the unique and specific detail crafted into all of the frames. We can also offer you a FREE EYETEST … call us for an appointment. C/Jacinto Benavente Edif. Perla 6 29640 Fuengirola Tel: 952 19 75 65 Fax: 952 47 37 84 hsmalaga@hotmail.com www.heiko-by-heiko.com

Diva – any shape

The diva is an exclusive luxury carpet with a dense, soft surface. An exquisite choice, which adds elegance and softness at the same time. Shape and size are custom made to your wish and needs with a chose of 16 beautiful classic colours. www.egecarpet.com Carpets by EGE are available at Cort Idea, Centro Idea, Mijas. Tel: 952 461 221

INTERLIGHT MOSCOW — Moscow (Russian Federation) 01 November 2010 - 30 November 2010 Venue: Krasnaya Presnya Intl. (Expocentre) Crocus Exhibiting sectors: Lighting

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Tropical oasis in your home Pergola Design is one of the top Spanish companies that specialises in wood and tropical constructions in accordance with the highest European standards. Our architects are constantly researching new technologies in wood constructions and direct partnership with the best wood suppliers allows us to offer the best price on the market. One of the most recent trends that we successfully put into practice is the increase in the land plot area by building a wooden platform with decking of any size required. One of the benefits of this project is that no land registry permission is needed.

Lexus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; by EGE carpets Lexus is a new and exclusive carpet collection from EGE carpets, produced in 100% clean, new wool. With Lexus you are guaranteed a carpet of the finest quality both as to walk comfort and indoor climate. Choose among 4 up-to-date shades in 400 and 500 cm width. www.egecarpet.com Carpets by EGE are available at Cort Idea, Centro Idea, Mijas. Tel: 952 461 221

The Kettal Maia collection â&#x20AC;&#x201D; EGG Like an architecture that is in keeping with its surroundings, the Kettal Maia collection designed by Patricia Urquiola has a natural lightness and elegance. The design of the artisan braiding, the sturdiness of the aluminium frame and the new Porotex and chenille fabric collection create a combination that oozes energy. The collection was hailed as one of the most representative designs of our century by Javier Mariscal at Bombay Sapphire. The Kettal Maia rotating daybed, swing and deck chair are unique pieces that help you make the most of and add style to any outdoor space. www.kettal.com

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HOME DÉCOR > Alhambra teams lush velvets with metallic hues in its Kavana Collection.

Alhambra — citrine and charcoal.

Text ure Fant asy COOL METALLICS FEATURE IN THE TOP TEXTILE AND DESIGN TRENDS FOR ���� & ����

Throw a little (or a lot) of metallic in with any colour, texture, or style, and you have hit upon the biggest trend of 2010/2011 in home decorating. Once considered to be a “luxury” material, metallics have now been transformed to be made available in a myriad of finishes. We will see them in wall and furniture finishes, leathers and vinyls, fabrics, lighting, etc. Metallics are adding a nice bridge to the dull abundance of neutrals by adding a bit of sparkle and luxe.

FUTU-RUSTIC – PARED-BACK MODERN LUXE With the economic crisis came a desire among consumers to be less extravagant, and to seek out durable, high quality products. Products inspired by nature and made of natural

Alhambra uses ice-cream shades of pistachio and lime in its Sandalo Collection.

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fibres fit the bill, but with a newfound lightweight and fragile texture. Materials are soft and cocooning, remaining rustic but taking on new suppleness as innovative technologies develop in that direction. Part and parcel of this trend is a long-term shift towards materials that are deluxe and high quality, while at the same time staying true to eco-friendly principles. Shapes, like materials, are also motivated by nature, taking on organic, seemingly haphazard and flowing forms. Like furnishing fabrics, wallpapers, too, are taking their cue from nature. Textile companies are adopting giant leaf motifs or giving fabrics the texture of wood, or even of animal skins such as snakeskin and elephant hide.


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RIGHT: Swedish company Ecotapeter’s Eco Wood collection plays with the light, shadows and impressions found in nature with patterns depicting leaves, branches and tree trunks. www.eco.se LEFT: Boråstapeter’s Emma range for walls, pictured in sensuous swirls of olive, coffee and eggplant. www.borastapeter.se

interior and exterior design • residential or commercial projects fabrics, curtains and upholstery • furnishing and accessorizing drafting projects and building licenses • project management

Unsurprisingly, colours are earthy and organic, combined with just a hint of glamour. Caramel browns, beiges and terracotta shades take precedence, and these hues become more subtle and sophisticated by using some copper elements or gold nugget elements. Copper is a strong tendency this year and next. Matte and shiny are also blended together – for example, linens and hemp fabrics are overlaid with glimmering velvet or metallic embroidery, for a look that is luxurious without being extravagant.

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TEMPTATION – AN INTIMATE ESCAPE The textile industry is increasingly using computer technologies to rework classic patterns. Damasks are going digital, jacquards stretched and altered. The contemporary and the classic are intermingling. Viewing the home as a sanctuary, consumers are looking for a more intimate experience when it comes to home textiles. Textures and colours this year reflect this sense of intimacy, as well as a certain sensuality. Materials are opulent and high end, ranging from thick velvets to weaves and Shantung silks. Tactile, three-dimensional textiles are also seeing a surge, such as beaded wallcoverings, tribal throws tipped with silver trim and wallpapers bejewelled with Swarovski crystals or covered in thick glitter. Layered textiles are also popular and fabrics trimmed with ribbon and tassels also offer an intimate, boudoir feel. Here, the colour palette is a blend of theatrical and sensual shades that are rich and dark and opulent. Deep berry tones mix with olive, coffee, peacock blue and leafy green. Thrown in the mix are, once again, copper hues – but this time with old-world, traditional textures and vintage finishes. Other metallic hues, such as rose gold and rosy silver, also feature in this theme.

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HYPERNATURE As we realise the importance of living in harmony with nature, fabrics and wallcoverings are also becoming increasingly natural. Textiles made of linen, bamboo and soy are appearing on the scene – but often with a digitalised, technology-enhanced aspect to them. In terms of base materials, organic fabrics are gaining ground, as are honeycomb and waffle weaves. Transparency is also a strong trend which combines sheer fabric with ribbons of shimmering bronze. Hypernature sees shapes and patterns inspired by nature, with curving lines, forms and designs that cocoon and embrace. Colours also imitate it – the washed-out blue of paints found in a watercolour palette, ice-cream shades like turquoise, mint and bubblegum. Alhambra’s Sensations

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HOME DÉCOR > Alhambra Essentials Collection

Rich berry shades and luxe materials are on display in Alhambra’s kavana range.

collection is a delicious blend of such shapes and colours. Iridescence is also a sub-element of the Hypernature trend. From shimmering sheers and reflective materials to sequins, glitter and embellishments – all of these are elements indicative of this trend towards escapism.

INTUITION – PLAYFUL PRIMARY COLOURS It’s unsurprising that consumers are searching for ways to cheer themselves up after the doom and gloom of the last year or two. And where better to invigorate yourself and reGraphic, digitalised patterns and shimmering silver combine several trends at German company AS Creation. www.as-creation.de

<< Holden Decor’s Strike a Pose from the Kalika collection discover happiness than in your own home. Bright, monochrome primary colours are taking to the stage – it’s as if the Memphis Group (a Milan-based collective of young furniture and product designers who dominated the early 1980s design scene with its post-modernist style) is experiencing a comeback. We’re not in the 80s anymore, so primary colours are combined with black and white or natural colours. Red, yellow and blue tones are blended with leaf green, black and purple for strong, striking effects. Contrasting colours, too, are coming to the fore. Think acid greens teamed with strawberry reds, a colour combination that Backhausen has adopted in the damasks and stripes of its Dolce Vita range. Stripes, prints with an ethnic twist and other patterns are certainly gaining popularity. As are graphic geometric prints, which project sheer colour or draw the eye in with their optical illusions. Such prints are also interpreted onto fun, playful wallpapers, like UK Company Holden Decor’s I Love the 80s from its Emporium range and Strike a Pose from the Kalika collection. H&L Local stockists for the Alhambra International range of fine fabrics and other international fabric and wallpaper brand names: CortIdea Centro Idea, Ctra. de Mijas km.3,6, Mijas Tel: 952 461 221 www.cortidea.com Richard Lewis Interiors C. C. Guadalmina IV, Local 19, Crta N340, KM 177 Tel: 952 89 69 01 www.richardlewisinteriors.com << Holden Decor’s I Love the 80s from its Emporium range

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With the credit crunch affecting everyone's pockets, people are expecting even more value for their money. At White Design Company we work within your budget without compromising on quality — whether you’re renting out your property or using it yourself; from one room to a complete ready to live in Home Package.

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Is your new apartment or Villa looking tired and in need of a tonic? Is it taking too long to sell? Nine times out of ten a revamp is just what is needed to attract the buyer’s eye. Fresh paint, carpets and curtains, perhaps new furniture.

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<< Designed for poolside dining and fireplace relaxation, this outdoor oasis is prime for entertaining

PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER FURNITURE. Available at WHITE DESIGN CO.

SITTING COMFORTABLY WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY IN THE GARDEN ON A COOL LATE SUMMER OR AUTUMN EVENING, WITH A WARM FIRE AND DINNER SIZZLING ON THE GRILL, IS PURE PLEASURE. IT IS ALSO THE PRECISE REASON WHY PEOPLE THROUGHOUT SPAIN ARE TURNING THEIR GARDENS AND DECKS INTO INVITING OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES.

As consumer interest in the outdoor room continues to grow, hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers are developing stylish, full featured products to enhance the comfort, convenience and pleasure of entertaining or relaxing outside, no matter the climate or season. Manufacturers now have extensive product lines that can help extend a home’s living space both literally and visually. There are barbecues and fashionable fireplaces in all sizes and styles, from simple to high-tech, and plush (or sleek) patio furniture with fabulous fabrics and accessories to help set any mood. Anyone can easily create an outdoor room. In general, the concept encompasses a grilling and eating area, pulled together with a hearth product, such as a fireplace, firepit or chimenea. Some outdoor rooms are similar to indoor kitchens, with expansive counter space and full food preparation areas complete with sinks and plumbing. It’s even possible to add a dishwasher and a refrigerator to make trips inside to clean up or grab cold drink a distant memory. Other outdoor rooms take the concept further with the addition of pizza ovens, cocktail bars, serene water features, trellises, entertainment centers, patio heaters for warmth, spas and pools. Landscaping, lighting and sculptures are additional elements that can help create a cohesive feeling within an outdoor space. This trend, bringing the inside out, extends the outdoor living season for the family as well as a home’s total living space and offers a spacious outdoor retreat for relaxing and entertaining and the outdoor room allows homeowners to extend their living space without having to build an addition.

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Freestanding or table-top patio heaters

Consumers are now offered sets and separates of dining, deep seating and occasional pieces, built and finished like high-quality indoor furniture but designed and engineered for full-time outdoor exposure with routine maintenance. These days, outdoor furniture can be realistically simple or elegantly stylish. Today’s patio furniture is both durable and attractive, in finishes ranging from cast aluminum to all-weather, synthetic wicker. Comfortable seating options available now are a lifetime away from traditional selections. Cushions are plush and deep with colours, patterns and textures of fabrics that follow indoor trends but are waterproof, fade-resistant and mildew-proof. Accessories such as rugs, pillows, throws, artwork and even curtains are now made specifically for outdoors, making these outdoor living spaces as comfortable and chic as their indoor counterparts. A new trend for designers is to define the outer perimeter or “walls” of an outdoor room. This can be done with a physical structure such as an overhead pavilion, enclosed porch, gazebo, or done only visually with pergolas, columns, landscape hedges, decorative containers

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OUTDOOR LIVING > with plantings, awnings, privacy screens, or vergolas that can protect against the outdoor conditions like wind, rain, and sun, while softening and enhancing the living space.

OUTDOOR PARTY LIGHTS Add extra pizzazz to existing outdoor lighting for special events … such as a patio party. Brighten up any soiree with these stylish options. Their mobility makes them practical all year long.

LIGHTING Outdoor lighting will accentuate any outdoor living area and transform a garden to an extension of a home, allowing an outdoor space to suddenly come alive and be used during all hours of the day and night. Fixtures normally found inside the home are now commonly found outdoors. This includes everything from coordinating table lamps to chandeliers to accent pieces like lit birdbaths, planters and even seating, all durable enough to withstand the elements. These days, technology allows outdoor lighting to be more energy efficient. A new line of affordable LED accent lights for the outdoors provides 40,000 hours of pure, white light for an average of 18 years of consumption. Since they’re consuming less energy, LEDs will actually save money over time. Landscape lighting will allow homeowners to benefit from the safety and security aspects of landscape lighting, and enjoy the beauty of their landscaping investment throughout the entire year. A solar lighting trend to recently emerge is solar stepping stones — a fun way to add some lighting underfoot. Made of a cement composite designed to look like real stone, they charge during the day and glow for hours once it gets dark. Also popular are the flickering LED solar-powered garden lanterns. This outdoor lamp is powered in the day by the sun’s rays and emits light for several hours in the evening, thus requiring no source of electricity. There are numerous solar-powered deck and garden lanterns out there; the fun thing about them is they emulate a candle’s flickering effect.

• Tiki torches. You may be familiar with the bamboo variety, but they’ve come a long way since their island days. Fuel them with citronella oil, propane or natural gas. Try trendy materials such as copper, aluminum or brass. Choose from wall sconce, hanging, tabletop and umbrella-clamp styles. • Paper lanterns. Fasten them on fence posts, from an overhang or set up as table toppers. If your lanterns don’t include a light source, use battery-operated light packs or electrical cords with hanging sockets. Available in nearly every colour, shape or pattern imaginable.

PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER FURNITURE. Available at WHITE DESIGN CO.

• String lights. They’re not just for Christmas trees anymore. Look for spunky red pepper lights to set your backyard chili cook-off aglow or white organza stars for an engagement party. So inspiring, you may even plan a party theme around your favorite bulbs!

WATER FEATURES Adding peace and serenity to outdoor living, water features are a hot item these days, reminding homeowners of various resorts or vacation destinations where they have seen and enjoyed similar structures. Hot tubs, of course, are a huge sell, bringing many outdoors no matter what the season. Those who are energy conscious don’t need to put off that purchase these days, because of new energy star ratings. Spas are merging into environment-friendly territory with insulated covers for maximum heat retention, lowvoltage switchless motors, and eco-conscious chemical conservation. Also, many hot tubs have a therapeutic purpose. There has also been a spike in swim spa sales. These spas offer a wide, deep current that is trapped at the end of the spa so it only flows in one direction — giving users smoother water and a better swimming experience. If you don’t want the hassle, or don’t have the space for a pool, this is the next best thing. Many homeowners are turning to the soothing sounds of the water with koi ponds, enjoying the beauty of fish and aquatic plants. Koi ponds feature

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Above enhance your landscape both day and night: stainless-steel solar lamp can be pushed into the soil; lights with modern accents, such as glass and steel, add flair to any garden.

Floating Tiki Torches for the pool or to add ambience in metal stands. Available from: Pias Chimeneas Nueva Andalucia T: 951 275 693 www.pias-chimeneas.com

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OUTDOOR LIVING > very colourful koi fish that originated in Japan. The ponds can be varied in sizes and shapes. These days pond construction is an art and many turn to experts who specialise in these designing water features. Streams and mini waterfalls can be customised to your exact specifications. Need to hide a noisy road? Artificial Rock features can add beauty to any outdoor project. Constructed with smooth formed concrete and a non slippery lacquer finish, and it looks like real rock.

OUTDOOR KITCHENS One of the biggest trends in outdoor living has been the addition of a working outdoor kitchen. With a grill as a centerpiece, additions like cupboards and drawers, refrigerators, even televisions and sound systems have found there way outside. While some question the expense of purchasing some of these large ticket items, others believe it helps to take more advantage of “free” space outdoors instead of traveling to expensive resorts. Consumers are now offered state-of-the art grills and accessories for every budget, every occasion and every personality and style. Manufacturers are honing in on the individuality and needs of grillers by adding distinctive features, such as attachable sushi bars, portable and customised woks, cast iron griddles and advanced control tools, like a grill-surface temperature indicating when to flip and serve. From Italian stone wood ovens to multi-use stainless, grills, rotisseries and high output ceramic heating pods, these have really been a growing trend. From food warmers and insulated grill covers to grill grates and basting tongs, accessories are a griller’s best friend. Even clean-up accessories have new

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advancements like the steam clean grill brushes. Aside from the grill with stovetop-style burners, griddles, and roasting spits, other accessories now available could include an under-counter fridge, a sink, a dishwasher, storage space for dishes and cooking gear, low counters for prep work, bar-height counters for guests, and a wine refrigerator. (When choosing appliances, be sure they can withstand the weather conditions in the area.)

FIRE Outdoor fireplaces are also becoming very popular. Prices and styles vary from basic to the most extravagant. The pot-bellied free-standing outdoor chiminea is the least expensive with the most durable being the cast iron or aluminum ones. The fire pit is the newest of the outdoor heating appliances, and are available as for permanent units or portable ones. The fire pit radiates heat in a 360-degree circle, as opposed to the chiminea which projects heat from only one side. The fire pit, due to its circular heat, comes closest in style to the traditional campfire. The outdoor living area has definitely become the vacation destination within the last two years. With the state of the economy and high fuel prices, it looks to continue. Many people with very busy lives can't always get away and by doing permanent outdoor improvements, the homeowner tacks on added value to their property and adds a lot of quality time for the family. After it all, the outdoor living area becomes the perfect spa and pamper place. H&L

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A carport Shade Sail can add value to your property, enhance the overall appearance of your home and provide protection from the elements. Not only are these exciting forms of sun protection which are pleasing to the eye, but they also provide a very high factor of up to 97% UV protection from the sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rays. Our unique designs are appealing and practically perfect for any parking areas around your home or business.

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The Shade Sail Company is committed to providing shade solutions for open spaces. Our friendly, professional and prompt service can design and install shade systems that will enhance your property and protect you from the sun.

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Waterfalls made of boulders make a huge statement, but it can be difficult to quarry and transport the real thing. Cast-concrete rock products are an economic, time-saving alternative. Molded as in nature and made out of a hightech concrete mix and finished with a non slippery lacquer finish, these realistic casts can be used to create waterfalls, grottos, boulders, other rocks, and even stone to enhance poolscapes.

Take advantage of a new automated, Patio Cover where you take control of how much or how little sunlight you want beaming down on you. The Vergola automatic roof system is an excellent way to enhance and protect the exterior of any residential area. The unique interlocking louvre can be automatically closed making Vergola fully rain proof. Vergola roofs are widely used to protect terraces, patios, verandas, balconies, car ports, barbecue areas and swimming pools. Vergola Spain T. (+34) 902 102 658 www.vergola.es PHOTO: ATLAS POOLS

Atlas Pools Mobile: 616 487 788 www.atlaspool.eu

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When planning a landscape design, garden structures such as a pergola or gazebo are wonderful elements to incorporate. These structures not only provide a strong focal point in the landscape, but provide an unbeatable addition to any patio, terrace or garden, while creating a natural oasis of warmth, peace, calm and serenity. Pergola Design, 605 259 307/617 948 129, www.pergoladesign.es

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Artistic, creative, shapely, and elegant. A carport Shade Sail provides protection from the elements. They also provide a very high factor of up to 97% UV protection from the sun's rays — no more fading. The custom made designs are appealing and practically perfect for any parking areas around your home or business. The Shade Sail Company, 952 930 959, www.theshadesailcompany.com

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This new Equipo DRT collection, is ideal for any type of outdoor ambiance. The Outdoor fabrics of DRT have the 100% Tempotest guarantee for 8 years of resistance. These fabrics are available in a big range of colours, in simple and double width. CortIdea T: 952 461 221 www.cortidea.com

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The Boretti Nerone BBQ, for the devotees of cooking with the purest and original barbecue fuel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; charcoal. Beside cooking meat and fish, the Nerone can also bake pizzas and bread, by cooking with a closed lid the warmth is reflected. The sturdy elegant trolley with castors is easily moveable and the side wings fold down. H 130cm W 149cm D 61cm Pias Chimeneas T: 951 275 693 www.pias-chimeneas.com

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Shady days. An alternative to traditional centre post umbrellas, the side post umbrella offers greater shade and space, and is available in beautiful colours to transform you outdoor space into an oasis. White Design Company, 952 494 155, www.whitedesignco.com


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Crafted by some of Asia's best traditional artisans, stone water fountains and stautues will add personality and charisma to your gardens, ponds, pools, terraces, paths, pergolas, gazebos, patios, arboreta, courtyards and balconies. Add a touch of Zen to your outdoor living area. Deco-Home Carretera de Fuengirola to Mijas Village KM4 Telephone: 952 590 210

Hot tubs provide a space to ease sore muscles with warm, bubbling therapy jets. Even if your free time is scarce, all you need is a 15-minute soak to clear your mind and help to enrich your health. In fact, studies have shown that you can reduce chronic pain, relieve sore joints, improve blood circulation, and get a better night’s sleep — simply by sitting in a hot tub! Sunrise Hot tubs are an ideal addition to your outdoor living space. Marbella Pools and Spas, San pedro de Alcantara Telephone: 952 781 939 - www.marbellapools.com

Experience outdoor living in style and comfort with this contemporary, modern, modular range of patio and garden furniture. This high-grade, all-weather furniture 100% recyclable, light fast, UV resistant, colour fast, chemical resistant & fully washable. Cushion covers are washable, weather resistant, stain repellent and mould resistant so you can rest easy knowing that your furniture will be able to resists all weather conditions that might come its way. Combine modules to suit your outdoor space. SPOTON Design 951 279 341 www.spoton.es

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Enclose or divide your property in a natural but efficient way. Cape Reed specialise in fencing and balustrades, creating a natural ambiance that will blend in with your garden and landscaping. Create maximum privacy with fences of up to 3 meters in height or higher. Standard fences start from 149,00 euros per running meter and standard balustrades at 129,oo euros per meter. Cape Reed SL, Mobile: 638 421 464, www.capereed.com


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Whether you want to enclose your pool, fit a partition or shower, or add new railings to your balcony, glass and stainless steel is a wonderful way to individualise your property. Our team can help you with ideas and designs, or make your own designs become a reality. Often regarded in the past as a material reserved for prestigious applications, stainless steel today is a practical, cost competitive and effective solution for many applications. The bright, easily maintained surface of stainless steel provides an attractive and contemporary appearance and has a vast array of uses from frames for your windows and doors to something as small as a light inside your home. You would be amazed at the strength and durability of stainless steel. For instance if you were to have your rejas (window bars) made from stainless steel, they would not corrode and they would also make your property look much more appealing than steel bars covering your windows. Add to this the low maintenance costs. Stainless steel is easy to clean and normally requires only a periodic wash with soap and water to maintain its original finish. Stainless steel comes in many different grades and finishes. Make sure that you use 316 marine grade if you have a beach front home and have concerns over corrosion. You can also have stainless steel in different finishes, for instance matt, which has a sanded finished look, and polished for a more shiny stainless steel finish. Tel/Fax: 952477963 Stainless steel stairways are a very good way to make your property stand out from the crowd when Mobile: 677712742 it comes to selling, and this is not as expensive as you might think. Take a look at the photos showing rdmcsglass@hotmail.com before and after. Choose stainless steel and be completely different to others, all it takes is imaginawww.rdmcsglass.com tion.

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Outdoor kitchens are the newest trend in alfresco living. A patio or poolside food prep area — complete with grill, pizza oven, refrigerator, sink and bar — empowers family and friends to spend more time under the sun and stars. Geared-up grilling islands offer all the features of a fullfledged kitchen and new home builders are actually adding them to their plans.

BUDGET Have a certain sum in mind by deciding what's most important. Do you want the bulk of your money to go into the setting — patio, pavilion, deck — or into equipment? If you're planning to stay in your house for a long time, put your money into the setting and start with modest equipment that can be upgraded over time. If you think you may move, buy the equipment of your dreams in portable form so you can take it with you. Build it in or buy versions on wheels. These days you can even get a portable pizza oven.

RECOGNISING A GOOD LOCATION The outdoor kitchen design should compliment the architecture of the home and the landscape. Use compatible materials and incorporate subtle architectural details. Consider choosing a spot that's neglected and needs the most work — areas that need a lot of attention frequently turn out to be the best location. Of course, it should also be on level ground, not too far from existing utilities, big enough for entertaining, offer privacy and a good exposure. Rather than the center of the garden, go off to one side or pick an area that's tucked away, because

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if the kitchen becomes the focal point, you won't have something to look at when you're there. Building onto an existing deck or terrace is an easy way to tie your kitchen into the rest of your home. Just be sure to keep the grill far enough away from the home to avoid smoke or heat damage. Consider the relationship between the indoor kitchen and outdoor kitchen. How self-sufficient do you want the outdoor kitchen to be? How could they be used together when cooking or entertaining? What is the traffic pattern between them?

ORGANISE THE SPACE Outdoor kitchens are all about entertaining, so bear that in mind when designing the space. Also be sure the spot you choose will accommodate everything you want the kitchen to hold. Apply good kitchen design principles for functional zones of the kitchen. If you are not a kitchen design professional, be sure you partner with one or at least understand good kitchen design principles. Cold areas (refrigeration), hot areas (grills and cooktops), wet areas (sinks) and dry areas (prep counters and storage) must all work together effectively in proper proximity, with each allocated enough space. Because the grill is the heart of any cookout, build your outdoor kitchen around it. Then arrange the items in the kitchen so they're easy to reach when you're cooking. Don't forget hooks for hanging tongs, spatulas, forks and other grilling utensils. If you include a sink, refrigerator and storage cabinet, they should all be close to each other. But they don't have to be arranged in the indoor-kitchen work triangle that ties the stove, refrigerator and sink together. One functional layout to consider is to place a counter opposite the grill, creating a mini-galley or U-shaped kitchen. This setup is not only efficient, but it also

keeps kids and other traffic out of the work area. Barriers that keep children away from the grill are a plus. Plan the entire outdoor entertaining space as part of a single functional plan. Dining areas, lounging areas, cooking areas and pool areas often coexist. Think of these as outdoor rooms and consider the flow of traffic between them as part of the design. Try not to isolate the outdoor cook from the rest of the party. Create opportunities for interaction and conversation within the outdoor kitchen and between the outdoor kitchen and other areas. Even if budget doesn't allow for these features now, proper planning can make them easier to add later.

MATERIALS Select low-maintenance materials designed to withstand the rigours of an outdoor kitchen. High-quality stainless steel provides a sanitary surface, easily cleaned and corrosion-resistant in harsh environments. Natural stone counters work well, but some require sealing on a regular basis. The densest granites, such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;absolute blackâ&#x20AC;? are among the least porous stones but may not be ideal for your design aesthetic. Solid surface or acrylic-based materials are both durable and easy to wipe down. Consider how hot counter materials may get under constant sunlight. Some materials stay naturally cooler than others, and it isn't always a light-versus-dark colour issue. The best way to test is to leave a sample in the sun.

The 4 SeaZen by SB Interieur is a sleek and moveable outdoor kitchen. The innovative design enables you to turn the kitchen into a unique barkitchen with party table or dining table. It also provides you with all 3 options of using either a Wok, spit-roaster or a barbecue grill. Available in Teak, Stainless Steel or Corian. www.sbinterieur.be

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HO O UT MD E OI N OSRP LI RI V AITNI G ON > > Counters and patio/decking material (especially near the grill and other cooking equipment) should be highly resistant to grease stains. Don’t be afraid to mix patio materials.

ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER Although it's tempting to compare outdoor kitchens to the one indoors, there are some key differences. For example, while a grill and counter space for preparing food are essential, a refrigerator and sink aren't. But including them can boost the value of your home by helping your outdoor kitchen qualify as a second kitchen. GRILLS. Grills are common element in an outdoor kitchen, and are an important part of any design. Stainless-steel-clad professional-grade grills stand up to weather and can stand alone or be built into an island. Powered by liquid propane, some models offer a grill range that measures from 80 to 150 cm — that’s a lot of red-hot real estate. Outdoor grills also pack fun features you may not have in your own kitchen, such as multiple burners for side-dish preparation and rotisserie units for slow-cooking meats. PIZZA OVENS. Wood fired pizza ovens are one of the hottest new (old!) trends in outdoor kitchens. Not only can wood-fired ovens be used for pizza, but they can cook anything from magnificent artisan breads to roast chicken, crispy crackling and pork chops, seared scallops, and even an overnight melt-in-the-mouth stew. Manufactured ovens are available from manufacturers like Forno Bravo and Fogazzo. The ovens can also be built in the traditional manner, out of bricks; this is a project suitable for a mason or even an ambitious do-it-yourselfer. SMOKERS. Get serious about authentic barbecue with a built-in smoker. Elegant smoked salmon and homey beef brisket turn out equally well in this low-temperature device.

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SINKS. Consider adding a sink to the outdoor kitchen. It involves bringing plumbing to the area, but it helps with prep and cleanup, and allows all of the action to happen outside. A sand-toned sink blends in better with the outdoors than stark white. But again, the most important thing is to match your fixtures with your existing home décor. When it comes to the faucet, matte finishes like brushed nickel or oil-rubbed bronze can help hide the natural collection of dust and debris that gathers in the outdoors.

At its most basic level, an outdoor kitchen is a place to cook and eat outdoors. It can be located on a screened porch, on a patio or it can be set in a courtyard or out in the garden. If you have not yet considered an outdoor kitchen here are 6 reasons why should consider one right away.

REFRIGERATORS. An outdoor refrigerator allows you to keep beverages for the pool area. Plus, there’s room to cool marinating meat and veggies, keeping them in launch position until the grill is sizzling. Undercounter units are popular for outdoor kitchens. They're out of sight and protected by the counter.

• Cooking indoors in the summer can be a nightmare. Cooking outdoors can save you from the heat and at the same time keep your air conditioning bill down.

PREP SURFACE. Be sure to include enough prep surface in the outdoor kitchen design. What's the fun of an outdoor kitchen if all the work has to be done inside, in the regular kitchen?

• All the mess and garbage is kept outside. Just make sure to have a garbage bin nearby.

Don't forget to include other elements in the overall outdoor space plan. A raised herb garden is a natural compliment to an outdoor kitchen, for example.

• You can enjoy cooking with a grill. Cook barbecue, steaks or other grilled dishes without fear of smoke filling your house. • While having food outdoors you don't have to run indoors to get supplies. Install an outdoor refrigerator and sip chilled beverages! • An outdoor kitchen serves as a great place to entertain guests and hold dinners and luncheons. Install a small fireplace and see how it adds to the magic. • Once installed, an outdoor kitchen will last you a long time. Since the materials used are weather resistant it generally withstands the test of time. You might just have to change the grill occasionally. • An outdoor kitchen can add to the real estate value of your house as well. If you plan to move out in a few years, consider an outdoor kitchen as an investment, not as a cost.

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PHOTO COURTESY OF VERGOLA SPAIN


OUTDOOR LIVING BBQs and Outdoor Kitchens for late Summer and warm Autumn evenings

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OUTDOOR LIVING > It’s always pizza time with your own pizza oven, here built with a kit ordered through Fogazzo Wood Fired Ovens & BBQs

PLAN FOR UTILITIES The location of the outdoor kitchen and the equipment within the kitchen can greatly affect the installation or placement of the necessary water and electrical supply.

EXTEND THE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING SEASON WITH HEATERS, SHADE AND RAIN SHELTER Shade from pergolas and vergolas in both the cooking and dining areas can make a big difference to the homeowner’s enjoyment of the space. Appropriate rain shelter for the outdoor kitchen can help keep the cook dry and comfortable even if the guests migrate indoors. Do not, however put a combustible ceiling or awning above an outdoor grill. Natural gas patio heaters can be used effectively under eaves and pergolas. Radiant heat under the patio and counter tops have been used in outdoor kitchens where money is no object, and portable propane patio heaters are a good solution for more modest budgets. Fireplaces and hearths are perhaps the most attractive option for adding heat to an outdoor entertaining area.

INCORPORATE MUSIC AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT There are many options for high-quality outdoor speaker systems. Incorporate music into your design. Video monitors and televisions can also be successfully incorporated into the outdoor entertaining areas if appropriately sheltered from the elements. In addition to shelter, not all equipment delivers a good picture in bright sunlight conditions. Consider this as part of the process.

PROVIDE AMPLE LIGHTING Providing adequate task lighting in an outdoor kitchen can be quite a challenge, but

Terazza Heaters Even in the early spring or when the evenings are somewhat cooler, we want to enjoy the surroundings of the garden and the outdoor kitchen for us as long as possible.The modern patio heaters allows you to do this. The patio heaters are powered by bottle gas. Get the most out of your garden or terrace with the rest of your outdoor kitchen. Available from: Pias Chimeneas, Nueva Andalucia T: 951 275 693 - M: 617 649 583 www.pias-chimeneas.com

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OUTDOOR LIVING >

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<< The Marciano BBQ Four main burners, three infra-red burners, a fridge with lighting. Nothing can simulate the feeling of a real kitchen better than the Marciano does. This impressive, 1 � meter-long cooking centre provides the outdoor chef with every conceivable tool necessary to prepare comprehensive banquets outside, without missing the party. The Marciano is a treasure that you will want to show off again and again. Bring on the guests! Available from: Pias Chimeneas Nueva Andalucia T: 951 275 693 www.pias-chimeneas.com

OUTFIT YOUR OUTDOOR PANTRY Cooking alfresco is easy with some essential staples on hand: • Olive oil — for sautéing and salads • Balsamic vinegar — for fast salad dressings • Salt/pepper in shakers with tops so humidity or rain doesn’t cause clumping • Dehydrated fruits and nuts — great for snacks, salads, desserts • Just-add-water mixes — soups, pancakes and biscuits • Tortillas in a sealed container — for fast quesadillas or wraps • Powdered sugar — sprinkle on fruit, sweeten drinks, top pancakes

it is necessary to keep the kitchen working after dark. Ambient lighting and lighting for the dining area are also critical to the success of an outdoor living space design. Safety lighting on paths and steps is a must.

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RUBBISH AND MAINTENANCE Be prepared to deal with the inevitability of nature — everything from pollen on counters to spider webs in burners and wildlife visits. In addition to sponging down pre-cooking and scrupulous clean-ups post-meal, you need to take care of the rubbish. Opt for a pull-out can as part of your cabinetry, a free-standing unit, or mount one inside a cabinet door. To help you make the decision for the best outdoor kitchen here are a few tips from the experts: consult a kitchen design expert; consider the relationship between the indoor and outdoor kitchen; select low-maintenance materials for

PHOTO COURTESY LYNX PROFESSIONAL GRILLS

A reflection of your cooking skills featuring a 42-inch grill with ProSear infrared technology, cast brass burners, warming drawer, access doors, double side burner with prep center, storage drawers, Cocktail Pro and outdoor refrigerator and ice machine.

• Garlic powder — for grilled meats and vegetables • Pasta — just toss with olive oil and herbs for a fast lunch • Fresh herbs — grow basil, thyme, oregano, cilantro and mint in tabletop containers

SHOPPING TIP: Keep marshmallows, chocolate bars and Maria biscuits/digestives on hand for impromptu s’mores over the fire. (Heat a marshmallow over an open flame until it begins to brown and melt. Sandwich the chocolate (1.5oz) and hot marshmallow between 2 biscuits. Allow the marshmallow to cool a moment before eating.)


PHOTO: RWK KITCHENS

your outdoor kitchen; choose a design that complements the home; select quality products; and plan with future upgrades or expansions in mind. With a solid plan in place before ground is broken, construction of the outdoor kitchen will go more smoothly and quickly, and the end result will be something to enjoy for years. H&L

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More men than women buy outdoor kitchens, but women like the concept (and the fact they won't be doing the cooking). Outdoor kitchens can be permanent structures or movable. Most are modular – you can add extras such as teppanyaki hotplates. They use Calor gas but can also run off mains gas. Position outdoor kitchens where you do most entertaining, with a good view of the garden and not too close to neighbours. If the site is far from the house, you'll need an outdoor kitchen with fridge, sink and storage. Kitchens are built to withstand winter weather but protective covers are available.

PHOTO COURTESY BBQ ISLAND CO.


O utdoor L I V I N G >

The Finishing Touch ADD DAZZLE TO YOUR POOL INTERIOR WITH PEBBLETEC For the last quarter century, builders and industry suppliers have been working to strengthen and beautify pool plaster by adding aggregates like rock, quartz and graded marble to the matrix that’s applied to cement pools. Plain plaster, once the only choice for homeowners, has been losing share to these products, which manufacturers say are sturdier and stand up to homeowner neglect better than plain plaster. One such product is PebbleTec. PebbleTec offers the all natural pebble rock pool finish, and is ideal for the interior of pools, spas and water features.

THE BASICS Technically, all pool plaster contains aggregates. Plain white plaster, for example, is made by adding crushed marble, commonly known as pool sand or marcite, to Portland cement. Although this aggregate has served pool builders and homeowners pretty well, it doesn’t necessarily stand up to harsh chemical environments like the newer ones do. But how do these alternative aggregates, like PebbleTec work? It’s pretty simple, really. In your newer, modern-day finishes, to achieve a particular look, the ‘cream’ on the top of the surface is removed after it’s been trowelled. This gives you the exposed aggregate. The exposed aggregate in effect hides the cement, which is by far the weakest part of the surface matrix.

WHY PEBBLETEC® The difference between PebbleTec and traditional glass mosaic tile is plain to see but several other systems exist which emulate the opposed aggregate look. The important point though is that none of these use quartz stone as the base material — PebbleTec does. Quartz stone is hard (geologically speaking it is 97% of the way towards being a diamond). This rock, once exposed, offers homeowners a couple of appealing benefits. “People buy PebbleTec for two reasons,” Udo from Atlas Pools explains. “One is the aesthetic value and the other is the longevity and durability. It's virtually bulletproof.”

THE PRODUCT Natural pebble is a pure product, which provides a natural and practical way to produce beautiful swimming pools with economic use of the earth’s natural resources. The mining and extraction methods are licensed and controlled by environmental agencies and the pebble is used in its natural state and only graded and rinsed. There are no manufacturing processes involved in its production and therefore no pollutant by-products or harmful emissions are produced. Originally developed in Australia over 25 years ago, the pebbles are chosen for their natural colour and smoothness. Finely screened and naturally tumbled, these pebbles are mixed with special formulated cement and additives, such as ceramic chip or coloured glass, to create a beautiful finish that is resilient, nonporous, and easily cleaned. The PebbleTec® finish produces a spectrum of iridescent colours as the sunlight changes throughout the day and the shades deepen with the pools depth to give the most natural look possible. It allows for contoured shoreline-like edges, blends waterfalls and boulders naturally with the pool's interior and can be used to create a sloping beach pool entrance rather than traditional steps. There are no corners, no joints and no sharp edges.

TIME FOR A TOUCH UP The surfaces on the market today are worth the investment and give the client an end result with a lasting impression. From glass tile to glass beads to custom-coloured quartz, these finishes provide pool owners with an option to

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make a long-term investment that keeps their pool beautiful. The beauty, versatility and toughness these exposed aggregates deliver do come with a higher price tag than traditional plaster, but as Udo points out, the overall costs of ownership is similar if a homeowner finds him or herself needing to replaster just a few years down the road. On a remodel, when you want to spruce up your outdoor area and the pool is already there, PebbleTec is a nice option to totally transform your pool. Classic materials, with their eternal appeal, timeless beauty and durability, never go out of style. PebbleTec® finishes are available in three sizes of pebble which give three distinct finishes, PebbleTec®, PebbleSheen® and PebbleFina®. Available from Atlas Pools, the only licensed applicator of PebbleTec® finishes on the Costa del Sol.

A large pool with shallow step-in section at one end and adjoining spa at the other creates a great swimming and relaxing retreat for the entire family. Photo of Pebble Tec pool finish in “Black Marble” courtesy Pebble Technology.

SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE BEFORE YOUR BUILD Using advanced 3D technology, Atlas Pools are able to transform an ordinary, flat design into an interactive, photorealistic 3D environment for you to explore! Walk around, fly up in the air, view the swimming pool from any point - any angle! They present designs to you in a way that leaves little to the imagination. The material of any interior and surface created can be changed with just a “click of the mouse”, and visualise the look of your swimming pool throughout the day from the sun shining through the rush of the waterfall to the sparkle of moonlight across the pool. “With this technology at our fingertips", says Udo of Atlas Pools "we can take you into your swimming pool giving you the confidence that your investment is worthwhile".

For more information please contact: Atlas Pools Mobile: 616 487 788 679 175 766 www.atlaspool.eu

The Choice is Yours, the Quality is Ours Atlas Pool turns dreams into reality. Building contemporary, formal and free-form pools by providing professional and experienced swimming pool design advice. Our prompt,dependable and knowledgeable team can complete integrated garden makeovers, swimming pool renovation, rock features, landscaping and paving.

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THE GREEN LIFE

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Energy efficient, cost saving solutions for commercial & residential properties PRETASOL ENERGIA SL, A RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIALIST BASED ON THE COSTA DEL SOL, WAS ASKED BY TWO OF ITS CUSTOMERS TO ASSESS AND FIND SUITABLE COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS THAT ENABLED THEM TO REDUCE THEIR MONTHLY OUTGOINGS. DETAILED BELOW ARE THE WAYS IN WHICH PRETASOL USED ITS EXPERTISE TO IMPLEMENT ENERGY AND COST-SAVING SOLUTIONS FOR ITS CLIENTS.

DY 1 LED LIGHTING CASE STU

Pretasol received an email from Mr. Stephen E. who was interested in a solar hot water installation for his villa in the hills behind Estepona.

Photos by Mimi VP

Heritage Resorts, which owns and operates five resorts on the Costa del Sol wanted to reduce the resorts’ energy costs so the Manager, Nicholas Pratt approached Pretasol.

DY 2 SOLAR WATER HEATING CASE STU

Pretasol studied the resorts energy usage and found that biggest savings could be achieved by changing the lighting in the restaurant area. The existing 50W halogen lights were changed for 3W dimmable LED lights achieving an energy saving of over 90%. This is what Nicholas had to say about the company: “I recently discovered Pretasol after looking into energy saving products, and in particular savings on lighting costs. I was amazed to find out the savings I could make which were clearly demonstrated after a quick survey of my premises. In one outlet alone I have been burning one hundred and seventy 50W halogen bulbs which are typically on for 14 hours per day. By changing all of these down to just a 3W bulb, the energy I am going to save in the long run will pay for the cost of the bulbs within 12 months. Also, the life span of the new bulbs is far longer than the previous type I was using meaning that we don’t need to change the bulbs so often. Plus there is a two year guarantee, so I really can’t go wrong! The service provided has been second-to-none with a great deal of after-sales service included which, in this neighbourhood, is definitely a welcome change. Thanks Pretasol! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pretasol as they have delivered a professional service and a high quality product. If you’re interested in saving on energy costs both commercially and at home, then this is the company to talk to.” Nicholas Pratt, Resort Services Manager, Heritage Resorts.

SOLAR FACTS • Germany are pioneers in solar energy with more solar panels per square metre than anyone else in Europe. • From 2006 onwards, every newly built house must use 20% renewable energy. • EU — 20% of all energy must be renewable-sourced by 2020. • EU mandate – giving countries money to make homes and buildings use renewable energy. • LED lighting is another way to make your house more efficient. Even though they can seem more dull than normal lights, they last longer and save you money. • It pays to have efficient white goods and they can also be BE subsidised by the Government.

The company conducted a site survey the next day to ascertain the most suitable solution for Stephen. They realised that a 300-litre system with solar panels on the roof and a water tank inside the home would offer the most efficient and aesthetically-pleasing solution. Within a few days they had prepared all the materials and installed the system and Stephen had a system that was providing all of his hot water needs. Here is what Stephen had to say about Pretasol: “A quick note to thank Pretasol for completing the installation of the solar water heating for our house. It is hard to believe that less than four weeks after the site visit Pretasol have successfully secured the grant, completed the installation and we are now enjoying solar-powered hot water. Following the installation, our metre is already showing readings of a 45% reduction in our electricity bills and we are looking forward to a payback within two years. I would also like to thank you for your time in designing an attractive, cost-effective and high quality solution. Please also pass on our thanks to your installation team who have worked tidily and professionally to complete the installation to a high standard." Mr. Stephen E., Estepona.

If you would like to benefit from the expertise of Pretasol and their team, then please do not hesitate to contact them at info@pretasol.com or call the office on 952 801 959. They will be more than happy to complete a free energy survey to see where you can save on your energy costs.

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THE GREEN LIFE >

high tech home

FROM SOLAR POWER TO THE FLICKER OF FLAMES, ECOFRIENDLY ELECTRONICS TO WASTE BUSTERS, THESE PRODUCTS FOR THE HOME CAN HELP MAKE BETTER USE OF YOUR TIME AND ENERGY.

Waste not

Plug in

It’s free and it’s green. Solio is the world’s most advanced hybrid charger, letting you plug straight into the sun. The most powerful and versatile universal charger of its kind, it combines efficient solar panels and a highcapacity battery to collect and store power for iPods, digital cameras and more. The Magnesium edition features a strong alloy shell. Price €62.50 incl. IVA

Did you know that landfills contain more food waste than diapers, Styrofoam and tires combined? Help reduce landfill trash and greenhouse gas emissions with the NatureMill electric composter. Just lift the lid, add scraps, then empty compost into your garden every two weeks. Using less energy than a nightlight and priced at $299399. An outdoor version takes care of pet droppings, too: "for up to 2 large dogs, or 4 cats, rabbits, hamsters, snakes or other small animals." The Pro Edition is available in cool designer colours. NatureMills ships worldwide, but international shipping is costly. The company is building a global network of dealers. Time to contact them if you import or sell eco/household/kitchen products.

Available from: www.ecohip.org www.solio.com

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Flame on

Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of a fire anywhere with Conmoto HotPot. This small fire hotpot can be carried by its handle to provide soft light and a warm atmosphere, wherever you want: a fireplace in miniature. HOTPOT is available in a range of colours. It's perfect for a wide variety of ambiances and settings, and is great for being used in groups, too. The clean-burning flame and weather-resistant powder-coated steel frame means you can easily set the mood inside or out - the silver and gold versions are only for indoors. H 19 cm, Ø 15cm. www.conmoto.com

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De luxe digital If you are after a digital photo frame that oozes style, features and functionality then there isn't much to whinge about with the Sony DPF-X1000 Digital Photo Frame. It's classy, the image quality is stunning and there are some really innovative features to make life easier. Large, high resolution 10-inch LCD, high capacity 2GB memory, wide range of view modes, auto image touch-up and HD output. Price from â&#x201A;Ź257.00 incl. IVA. www.pixmania.com/es

           

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

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Breast Cancer — the facts, the stats and the fiction

Awareness

DR EMMA PENNERY, CLINICAL DIRECTOR

• Changes in size or shape. • Changes in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling. • Inverted nipple. • A lump or thickening of breast tissue. • Redness or a rash on the skin/around the nipple. • Discharge from one or both nipples. • Constant pain in breast or armpit. • Swelling in armpit/around collarbone.

AND ONE OF THE UK’S LEADING BREAST CANCER CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

THE FACTS • The biggest risk factor, after gender, is increasing age – 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. • More people are being diagnosed with breast cancer but survival rates are improving — probably as a result of improved treatment and earlier detection. • Breast cancer also affects men, but it is rare — around 300 men are diagnosed each year.

THE STATS • Nearly 46,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. That’s one person every 11 minutes. • Just over 12,000 people die from breast cancer in the UK every year. • Breast cancer is the second biggest cause of death from cancer for women in the UK, after lung cancer. • There are an estimated 550,000 people living in the UK today who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer. • In women under the age of 35, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer.

THE FICTION • Five years past diagnosis means I’ve got the ‘all clear’. As well as potentially experiencing long-term side effects of treatment, patients face the uncertainty that their cancer could return at any time – including a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer which can’t be cured, only controlled. • Stress causes breast cancer. Despite numerous studies, no definitive link between stress and breast cancer has been found. • Breast cancer is mainly a hereditary disease. Breast cancer can run in families, but fewer than 10% of cases are as a result of an inherited faulty gene.

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HOW DO I CHECK MY BREASTS? There’s no right or wrong way to check your breasts. Try to get used to looking at and feeling your breasts regularly. Remember to check all parts of your breast, your armpits and up to your collarbone.

WHAT CHANGES SHOULD I LOOK AND FEEL FOR?

The 5 point code Here are five easy steps to being breast aware. Nobody knows your breasts like you do, so you’re the best person to notice and cahnges to them. Being breast aware is easy — just follow these five simple steps.

1. Know what is normal for you 2. Know what to look and feel for 3. Look and feel 4. Report any changes to you GP without delay 5. Attend routine breast screening if you are aged over 50 Information courtesy of www.breastcancercare.org.uk For more information on breast cancer please visit the following websites www.breastcancercare.org.uk www.cancerresearchuk.org and local breast cancer charity www.postivelypink.es


During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, we have our annual Gala Pink Ball on 6th October 2010. Join us for a evening filled with incredible entertainment, fine dining and copious amounts of wine and cava. Party on the ocean front of the famous El Oceano Hotel & Restaurant, Miraflores Playa, until late, while helping Positively Pink raise much needed funds.

annual gala pink ball wednesday 6th october 2010 el oceano beach hotel

THE EVENT

BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN

Guests enjoy a champagne reception and

By supporting the Annual Gala Pink Ball you

unlimited cava, 3-course meal with local wines,

will be helping Positively Pink in our mission to

open bar until 12 midnight, live entertainment

beat breast cancer. Positively Pink is an organi-

especially flown in from overseas — never seen

sation established here on the coast dedicated

on the coast before, and dancing. Fundrais-

to raising money in order to fund the improve-

ing activities include a live auction, raffle and

ment and enhancement of early diagnosis of

Positively Pinks line of merchandise.

breast cancer and to fund a support group for

Guests include affluent individuals, senior

Breast Cancer patients in the Malaga Province

company representatives, trustees, local celeb-

and in particular the Marbella area.

rities and celebrity patrons as well as supporters who have been affected by breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities

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include s cava, l 3 course me ocal w al, unli in m live en e and spirits ited tertain ment and Tickets are now available in the Oceano spa, priced at 95 Euros of which 45 goes to the Positively Pink registered charity. Payment can be made via cash or Visa/MasterCard, tickets given on full payment only.

Association Positively Pink Charity Number: G 92860477 Ctra. de Cadiz N340, KM 199, Miraflores Playa, 29649, Mijas Costa, Malaga, Spain E-mail: spa@oceanohotel.com (0034) 952 587 550 (Hotel) 952 492 037 (Spa)

Positively Pink welcomes sponsorship from local businesses for their live auctions and raffle at the event CDSHOMEMAGAZINE.COM

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THINK PINK

BE A PART OF THE BATTLE FOR THE CURE DURING OCTOBER’S BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.

<< Oakley UK Oakley introduces two new special edition women’s sunglasses: Commit™ is the Sports Performance sunglass and Dangerous® is the latest lifestyle sunglass. Price: £135.00 / €179,00 inc. IVA Donation: £10 donation from each product goes to the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, which supports younger women affected by breast cancer with a guaranteed minimum donation of £20,000 from this promotion. Available from: en-es.oakley.com or www.oakley.co.uk DANGEROUS® BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EDITION

Swarovski Pin >> This is a really special pin, truly lovely. It's a hallmarked rhodium* plated pin with an inset pink Swarovski crystal and comes presented in a black, white or pink heavy card gift box. Makes a very special gift. Box size: 4.7cm x 4.7cm x 3cm high Pin size is: 1.1cm wide x 1.7m high Price: £14.00 Donation: All proceeds go directly to Breast Cancer Care Available from: breastcancercare.org.uk/shop

<< Elemis Limited edition fuchsia pink ‘Sparkling Beauty’ collection for face, neck and bust, containing containing five products from the Elemis range. Price: £50.00 Donation: With this collection, Elemis has pledged a donation of £10,000 to Breast Cancer Care Available from: www.timetospa.co.uk

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Barbara, Minnie and Ribbons >>

Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Collection 2010 represents the 10th anniversary of the international fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Collection. Contemporary, stylish, wearable and iconic, this season’s Collection incorporates the finest men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and unique homewares featuring the signature pink polo player — to represent a good cause. Drawing inspiration from an active lifestyle, the Collection offers women a range of glamorous running jackets, active shorts, hooded jumpers, classic polo’s, trademark hope tees, leggings, drawstring pants, racerback tanks, caps and premium ‘Rachel’ shirts for luxe lounging, cozy weekend wear and sport enthusiasts. Traditionally, the Collection has been specifically designed for women, but this year marks another milestone with the launch of the biggest Pink Pony Collection and the introduction of a new men’s capsule. Classic, sleek, masculine and premium, the men’s range includes transeasonal cotton polo’s and men’s oxford shirts that can be worn from day to night. In addition, Polo Ralph Lauren home offers a chic pink cable knit travel set and deluxe candles with the most alluring aromas. Charity — InternationalPink Pony Grant Recipients Internationally, Pink Pony supports the American Hospital of Paris, the United Kingdom’s Breast Cancer Haven and Cancer Research UK, National Breast Cancer Centre of Australia, Susan G. Komen of Germany, the Japan Cancer Society and the Ligue Genevoise contre le cancer, Geneva, Switzerland.

HOLLYWOOD star Minnie Driver and everyone’s favourite landlady Barbara Windsor have teamed up with Cancer Research UK to produce two unique rubber ducks to raise money for and awareness of breast cancer. Minnie’s duck, ‘Henrietta’, is designed in pink, the traditional colour for breast cancer awareness, and emblazoned with blue wording to show how breast cancer affects all women – whether daughters, grandmas, wives or girlfriends. Barbara Windsor’s duck, ‘Flora’, echoes the traditional rubber duck in a vibrant yellow, with the positive colour and flower motif representing the hope for breast cancer patients due to improvements in survival rates over recent years. Almost two thirds of women diagnosed today now survive beyond 20 years. The Pearl duck (striped) is designed by Dame Judi Dench. Price: Individual ducks £4.99 each. Keyring versions £2.99 each. Pack of all three miniature ducks £5.99. Donation: All profits raised from this purchase will help support Breast Cancer Awareness Available from: www.shoptobeatcancer.org. uk The ducks also include information for women about how to be breast aware.

<< Breast Cancer Care Bag For Life Price: £5.00 Donation: All proceeds go to Breast Cancer Care Available from: breastcancercare.org.uk/shop

The UK online shop will be launched in Autumn — ralphlauren.co.uk

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Zara's on-line shop now open Popular high-street fashion chain Zara has started its on-line shopping service throughout Spain, the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Portugal. All clothing, accessories and household goods will be at the same prices on the internet as in the highstreet stores, and payment can be made by credit card – Visa, Mastercard and American Express; by debit card, such as Visa Electron, or by PayPal. The goods are then sent to the shopper's choice of store, where they will need to pick it up between three and five days after delivery, or can opt for home delivery at a cost of 3.95 euros and with a three-day wait. Express delivery costs 5.95 euros and the goods will be received within less than 48 hours. A specially-designed 'environmentally-friendly packaging' will be used, which is not only 'greener', but also protects the goods better. Exchanges and refunds follow the same pattern as in the stores, with a 30-day cooling-off period. www.zara.com customer service T 900 814 900

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First men’s collection for Atelier Swarovski designed by Stephen Webster Atelier Swarovski unveils its first ever men’s collection designed by Stephen Webster, champion of edgy, Rock n’ Roll jewellery and Creative Director of Garrard. Defined by Gothic glamour and aptly named ‘Once Bitten’, the collection features the Divine Rock Swarovski crystal with the dynamic fracture across its facet, gripped by fierce gun metal claw settings and set into pendants, rings, tie pins and bracelets. The Vampire theme is integral to the collection, with bones to secure cuff links in place, bat motifs and colours of Red Magma, Jet, Montana and Crystal Silver Shade. All net proceedings from sales of the Divine Charity bracelet will be donated by Atelier Swarovski to the Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation. “An intense, passionate but still masculine collection for men, 'Once Bitten' is an example of how men’s jewellery has evolved from the basic and obvious themes considered acceptable in order to appeal to men’s taste. Provocative and challenging, these are accessories to be noticed and commented on. It’s no longer just about the watch for men.” www.atelierswarovski.com • www.stephenwebster.com

The Gastric mind Band®, as seen on TV, is a revolutionary hypnotherapy technique which has been developed to transform peoples’ eating habits and encourage weight loss without going through invasive gastric band surgery or extreme crash dieting. Due to the overwhelming success of the ground breaking concept, September saw the worldwide book launch of Shirrans’ Solution The Gastric mind Band®, which has been written and produced by Marion and Martin Shirran on the Costa del Sol. The two leading therapists will appear on Good Morning America, ABC News and the biggest English language TV stations in the USA, as well as prime time shows in the UK on the BBC and across Ireland and London. Destined to be the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, this eagerly awaited book has generated an overwhelming amount of interest by the international media and public. Since The Gastric mind Band® concept first appeared in the world media in 2007, Marion and Martin have been inundated with enquiries for more information and, as a result, two years ago decided to write this book to make detailed information accessible to people in their own homes. The content of the book is based on the Gastric mind Band® therapy which was developed and tested by Marion and Martin in Spain over a two year period. Although the book alone cannot guarantee instant results without one-to-one treatment, it provides a wealth of self-help. The idea of using the subconscious, rather than invasive gastric band surgery, provides individuals with a safe, non-surgical and cost-effective approach to weight loss. Shirrans’ Solution The Gastric mind Band® provides readers with an insight into Gastric mind Band therapy as well as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy to help transform the way in which they think about food. This book and its underlying revolutionary concept will teach the reader how to harness the power of the subconscious mind to create a better approach to food and how to have a level of motivation and control around food they’ve only ever dreamed of. The book also explains the conspiracy surrounding diet and permanent weight loss. Without a doubt, this is a “must read” book for anyone who has tried endless diets and weight loss programmes without seeing long-lasting results. Shirrans’ Solution: The Gastric mind Band® is now available to purchase online via www. gmband.com and www.amazon.co.uk and is priced at around £12.50. For more information please contact Marion & Martin Shirran on (0034) 951 311 591 or visit www.gmband.com

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Outerwear Autumn Trends 2010 UNDERSTATED CHIC A strict palette of navy, black, camel, grey and white determines the look on this seasons catwalks. Effortless and unfussy, minimalist pieces in deluxe fabrics combine to elegant effect. Accessories are kept to a minimum. Simple pared down chic is the key Autumn/ Winter trend.

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A favourite wardrobe staple, the camel coat was evident in every style possible from floor length to trench coat. The shades varied from the lightest buff to the darkest cinder toffee tones. Cosy and comfortable Capes were a surprise addition to most collections. Real and fake fur in shaggy cuts and shrug styles abound. Animal stripes and winter whites were joined by light rose and antique pink Camel Flare Coat £75 shades creating a softer look! Tan Stud Court Shoe £40 Reflecting current affairs, the military influwww.next.co.uk ence has been evident in Dior's bomer jacket and pencil skirt combos and Burberry's aviator jackets, with designers Donna Karan and Prada introducing military influenced pieces into their latest collections. The prevailing colour theme appears to be red this season with all the top houses exploring it in their collections. Shoes are seductive, adventurous and ladylike. From platform stilettos to grown up kitten heels and knee high sock boots with tractor tyre soles. Gloves are elbow length ( leave them long or scrunch down your forearm). Handbags are classic smart styles in beautiful natural tone leather. Slimline belts are a must this season.

Brown Aviator Jacket £75 Lace Skirt £35 Heeled Lace-Up Ankle Boots £60 Chunky Socks (3 pack) £10 www.next.co.uk

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of research this product hit the shelves late January 2010. L'Oréal Youth Code, uses revolutionary technology to reverse skin's age by targeting the genes which causes skin to age and thin rather than the skin cells which other creams and lotions target. Researchers have discovered that we carry specific youth genes that create proteins to keep skin looking young and wrinkle-free. These proteins fail because of many factors including the environment, sun exposure, poor diet and stress. L'Oreal Youth Code contains Biolysate, which speeds up the recovery time of our youth genes, making sure they stay plumped up and our skin remains wrinkle-free. Best used as soon as wrinkles begin to appear on your face. £14.99

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LANCÔME RÉNERGIE LÎFT VOLUMETRY — Hyped as "The Built-In Facelift" Lancome Renergie Lift Volumetry contains a new ingredient called GF-Volumetry complex, which is said to boost the productivity of the cell communicators to help tighten the skin. Lancome Renergie Lift Volumetry contains a collection of ingredients including linseed oil and a yeast extract which boost the production of cell communicators which sends the ingredients to tighten skin where it is needed. The ingredients work in 2 ways they tighten skin where it's saggy and plump it where it's hollow.

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VASELINE SHEER INFUSION — Vaseline Sheer Infusion, which launched in January 2010, is unlike other body lotions that sit on your skin unabsorbed, this baby goes deeper as it gets drawn into all the layers of your skin. It works in the same way as a positive ion is attracted by a negative ion. Vaseline Sheer Infusion contains Glycerol Quat, which is the positive charge to react with the negative charge which is our skin. The Glycerol Quat releases moisturising ingredients that are drawn down into the layers of the skin. Here it merges with other ingredients to form Stratys-3, which makes the moisturizers work even harder. It works on all skin types and comes in 3 different scents: Vitamin burst, Botanical blend and Mineral renewal. £4.99

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REVITOL CELLULITE SOLUTION — There’s been a lot of buzz in the media about caffeine’s ability to reduce the appearance of dimples caused by cellulite, as well as the positive effects Retinol creams can have on your cellulite dimples. It turns out that Revitol Cellulite Solution all natural ingredients contains both Caffeine and

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Retinol A as active ingredients. Revitol contains caffeine from coffee extract as well as green tea extract, which works to improve blood circulation to the area most affected by cellulite. Increased blood flow helps to open the metabolic pathways in the area and boost healthier looking skin. Retinol A, Shea Butter and Horsetail Extract firm, tone and moisturise the skin. The end result is smoother looking skin and a reduced sign of cellulite dimples. Best used before cellulite starts to appear but helps after the cellulite has become visible. 30.37

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BOOTS NO� PROTECT & PERFECT BEAUTY SERUM — Boots No 7 Anti wrinkle cream caused a massive stir worldwide after a TV documentary in 2007 tested out claims made by a wide range of anti-aging products (including very expensive ones), and No7's Protect and Perfect Serum came out on top. Extensive studies have also shown that, unlike other similar products on the market, No 7 Intense Beauty Serum is really as good as they say in terms of eradicating wrinkles caused by Sun damage. No 7 Intense Beauty Serum contains peptides, retinyl palmitate and white lupin extract, according to the manufacturers. It works by stimulating the production of fibrillin-1, a protein that promotes skin elasticity. The cream works by tightening the skin around the eyes and the mouth and not only prevented wrinkles from forming but it also reduces wrinkles and crows feet by a visible margin. H&L £19

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Sarah’s Shoes BEAUTIFUL LADIES

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Greenhouse Clothing Spain combines value with individuality For most of my life — “like most women”, my husband would say — I have been attracted to good quality, stylish and colourful ladies shoes; often paying “over the odds” for a truly attractive and fashionable pair. It was therefore natural, like following a dream, to pursue my love of shoes once I had identified a range of ladies leather summer shoes and sandals (at sensible prices) which had not been previously introduced to the Costa del Sol. Sarah’s Shoes are a beautiful range of summer shoes, handmade in leather with stunning detail — they are designed to make your feet look fabulous. You will look elegant and feminine in our range of Sarah’s heels, kittens and flats. Sarah’s Shoes are made in leather or suede and adorned with attractive embellishments, including shells, beads and sparkling stones. But that’s not all… Sarah’s Shoes are easy to walk in, stunning to wear, always admired, striking and suitable for both daytime and evening wear. Sarah’s Shoes combine value with individuality. New styles all season and with many colours available, Sarah’s Shoes are inexpensive. As my husband says “that’s good, isn’t it!” Sarah’s Accessories continue the Greenhouse theme in combining value with quality, style and individuality. Sarah’s Belts are luxurious and affordable. They beautifully compliment Sarah’s Shoes with striking colours in blue, purple, green, red, white and black. The leather belts are affordable, without compromising on style and quality, and

are ideal as a harmonious match to a pair of Sarah’s Shoes; Or, to add lustre and energy or update and brighten one of your older outfits. Sarah’s Belts are offered in coloured leather, diamante and sparkling stones. Sarah’s Belts will add brightness and colour to a night out with friends and sparkle to a leisurely drink; and also add style and fashion to one of your trusted, favourite outfits — changing the look without breaking the bank. You will find the Sarah’s range at Greenhouse Clothing Spain and you can buy online, at local events (where we support all major charity fairs up and down the coast) and at reputable bars where you can relax, take some refreshment and shop leisurely at a time to suit you. Or why not have the shop brought to you? We can bring our range of Greenhouse Spain products to you, for you and your family and friends to view, try and buy in the privacy of your own home. We will even give you a gift for allowing us into your home! So, why wait for the shops to open? Let the shops come to you! Shoes, swimwear, divine jewelry and accessories are just some of the many glamorous items that will delight you.

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Why not let us organize a ‘Ladies Night’ for you and your friends - we can arrange, jewellery, ladies gifts, swimwear, lingerie and of course Sarah’s Shoes and Accessories. Great for ladies events - ladies golf days, gifts for birthdays, weddings and a girls night in. Please email or telephone Sarah for more information.

Contact: Sarah Hawes on 952 933 619 or 671 384 961 or email: sarah@green-houseclothingspain.com

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THE COSTA DEL SOL IS ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST DESIRABLE LOCATIONS FOR A HOME, APPEALING TO RESIDENTIAL TOURISTS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS ALIKE. NOT ONLY IS THERE A SUPERB CHOICE OF PROPERTIES, BUT THE LIFESTYLE IS SECOND TO NONE. One of the greatest advantages of life here is the superb climate and the amazing diversity of the natural environment — from beaches, to mountains, to forests to rover valleys. The coast is surrounded by some of Andalucía’s most stunning scenery. For most it’s just a great view, or maybe at the weekend a place to enjoy a walk. Yet, for a growing number of residents and visitors to Andalucía, the great outdoors is becoming one huge adventure park. “We’re so lucky living here in Andalucía; we have some of the finest natural parks and adventure locations right on our doorstep” confirms Babak Alimoradian, founder and director of Team Xtreme, the adventure activities company that is causing quite a stir on the coast. “More than ever, adventure activities are capturing the imagination and attention of people who want to disconnect from the stress of daily life and reconnect with nature. But they also want excitement, so ‘adrenalinrush’ activities are getting more and more popular”, explains Babak. Team Xtreme offers over 30 adventure activities from skydiving to trekking. Despite the high octane name of the business, most of the activities are actually suited to a wide age and fitness range. “Team Xtreme designs activities to suit the abilities and requirements of our clients. We cater for both private groups wanting to share a fun day out, as well as corporate clients that want to offer incentives and team building events. So we can for example, offer a guided trek or a 4x4 jeep tour through a natural park, giving truly privileged access to many interesting areas, but at the same time, it is not too physically demanding, but very pleasurable. Then of course, for those that want more excitement there are options like helicopter rides across the coast; race days on high speed private race tracks; and of course for a true adrenalin-rush there are activities like skydiving” – Babak is passionate when he speaks about the variety of Team Xtreme adventures on offer. Activities are available all year round, but can vary to suit the seasons. For example there is a superb range of winter sport adventures offered in the Sierra Nevada area, including ice climbing, snow-

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“Adventure activities are ideally suited to corporate clients too” confirms Babak. “They make great incentives and also they offer the perfect environment in which to strengthen teams. People share common objectives, feel an outstanding team spirit and work together to overcome challenges; the feedback has been superb. We also work with professional motivational coaches that can combine our outdoor activities with training and other learning exercises for the perfect corporate package — we call it The Ultimate Performance Event.” Team Xtreme is an example of the new breed of adventure company; focusing on exceptional quality, safety, professional trainers and guides, and also a flexibility to meet every client’s needs. Babak continues, “We have a bespoke service for group tours and corporate events. Our team will design and tailor a solution to meet the client’s objectives, whether that is the best adventure holiday; or a highly targeted corporate team event over one or more days. Full details are available on the Team Xtreme website www.teamxtreme.es . In addition, if you are interested in ‘all things adventure’, why not visit their blog at www.teamxtremeblog.es and you can read, comment and share and be part of the online community there. H&L

Team Xtreme – Marbella Office Calle Miramar 12 Tel: 952 902 070 (Mon - Fri: 08.00 - 14.00) or mobile: 676 022 237 Email: info@teamxtreme.es shoeing and of course boarding and skiing. Having some of the best coastline in Europe means that there are also some great water sports, with a choice of adventures on the Costa del Sol and the Costa del la Luz, including learning or improving your kite surfing skills, taking a jet ski out or sailing. “Our adventure activities are not just a great way to relax and get a break from routine, but also to stay fit and or to get to know more of Andalucía. Take our hot air balloon experience; it is a magical day, spent near Ronda, so you float over some of the best scenery in Spain and see the magnificent town of Ronda from a new perspective. Our trekking, paint balling, canyoning, climbing and caving adventures are all really close by and let us discover a whole new world right on our doorstep, whilst at the same time having a unique and sociable experience” explains Babak. If you are a 'petrolhead', then there are plenty of options for you with Team Xtreme, including Go Karting and high speed car experiences. The adventure company gives you unrivalled access to Ronda’s exclusive, private race track for the drive of your life, with a Ferrari, Lamborghini or even a Formula Three race car! The private, exclusive Ronda race track is amongst the most stunning race circuits in the world. Hidden within an oak forest and protected by a mountain range, it is a motorsports enthusiast’s dream come true.

Web: www.teamxtreme.es

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The future top GT model marking the absolute climax in the 911 range is the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built in the history of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart. With power up by 90 hp and weight down by 70 kilograms or 154 lb in comparison with the 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.21 kilos or 4.9 lb per horsepower, by far the best power/weight ratio in its class. Obviously, these are the ideal ingredients for an ultra-high-performance sports car with supreme agility, truly blistering performance on the road, and of course exemplary Porsche Intelligent Performance. For despite this extra power and performance, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions versus the 911 GT2 are down by approximately 5 per cent to 11.9 ltr/100 km (equal to 23.7 mpg imp) and 284 g/km. The 3.6 litre six-cylinder boxer engine boosted by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry exclusive to Porsche in its combination with a gasoline engine drives the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Developed especially for the 911 GT2 RS, sports tyres measuring 325/30 ZR 19 convert this massive power into equally massive performance and acceleration on the road: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 300 km/h in 28.9 seconds. Top speed is 330 km/h. Equally supreme stopping power on this ultra-high-performance sports car comes from PCCB composite ceramic brakes. Appropriate longitudinal and crosswise dynamics are ensured by the sporting RS set-up of the springs, PASM

Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management, anti-roll bars, as well as the dynamic engine mounts and PSM Porsche Stability Management. In its looks the new 911 GT2 RS stands out clearly from the 911 GT2 above all through the lavish use of carbon-fibre-reinforced (CFR) components in mattblack surface finish, even wider wheels and flared wheel arches at the front, new 911 GT2 light-alloy wheels with central locking, as well as ”GT2 RS“ model designations on the doors and rear lid. The upgraded front spoiler lip and the rear spoiler lip made of CFR and now 10 millimetres or almost 0.4 inches higher, again in surface carbon finish, ensure the right aerodynamic precision as well as extra down force. The interior also exudes the flair of sporting performance in virtually every detail, featuring lightweight bucket seats made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic in carbon surface finish and lightweight door panels with door opening straps. The basic interior colour is black, contrasting attractively with features such as the seat centre sections and the roof lining as well as segments on the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and hand brake lever are both finished in red alcantara. Limited to just 500 units, the 911 GT2 RS will be available in Europe from September 2010. The Euro base price is 199,500.- Euro. Including VAT and national specifications/equipment the new 911 GT2 RS will retail in Germany at a price of 237,578 Euro.

PROTECT YOUR CAR FROM THE ELEMENTS WITH A SHADE SAIL

An architecturally designed shade sail can be an elegant alternative to a garage or carport when trying to reduce the sun’s harsh effect on paintwork and interiors. The Shade Sail Company can manufacture innovative free standing sail shade sail for carports. Often used in outside entertaining areas, shade sails are becoming increasingly regarded as a graceful modern extension to the home. This shade sail (shown above) uses a Hyperbolic twist style commercial grade shade sail which was attached to the walls of the main house and to posts behind the main gate. The choice of colours is endless. These shade sail are built to withstand the wind and rain and UV ray resistant materials provide superb protection from the damaging rays of the sun. The Shade Sail Company, 952 930 959, www.theshadesailcompany.com CDSHOMEMAGAZINE.COM

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Autumn Gardens

Practical gardeners, authors and speakers living in Spain for 25 years. With the temperatures dropping and the chance of Autumn rains to re-green parched areas of gardens it’s a delight to again have friends around for an alfresco lunch and work in the garden at normal hours. Our Summer routine of sunrise until 10.30 to get things done before it’s unbearably hot can now be dropped until next June. Thinking of alfresco eating this summer we have made much use of a solar cooker we constructed from an Alsol kit. It’s been especially useful for casserole dishes that can simmer slowly for two or three hours while one gets on with gardening and will continue to work throughout the Autumn and even on sunny Winter days beyond. For Autumn there are plenty of things to get on with between September to November, which are outlined below. (Fuller lists can be found in the calendar chapters of each of our books.)

THE FLOWER GARDEN Autumn gardens can be a delight. Some plants such as gazanias that shut up shop during the hottest weeks come back into flower and Autumn flowering plants come into all their glory. Also trees such as bird of paradise, orchid tree, cotton rose in full flower are not to be missed, and of course by the end of Autumn one will have enjoyed the Autumn colours of drying deciduous leaves. Plant tables in Your Garden in Spain – From planning to planting includes English, Spanish and Botanical names and indicate flowering times, etc. If you don’t have spring and summer bulb displays, now is the time to plant for next year. Our favourites for Spanish gardens are clivias, freesias, Dutch and Spanish irises and anemones for the Spring and lilies, tulbagia (normally purchased as a plant), cannas, mirabiles San Diego de noche and montbretias for the Summer. Your Apartment terraces and balconies may have been scorching during July and August even with blinds and awnings down but now is the time to plant up for Autumn and Winter colours. Apartment Gardening Mediterranean Style is full of practical ideas.

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Enriching the soil having cleared finished summer crops and then making sowings and plantings of vegetables for eating during the upcoming months. • Autumn — lettuces, swiss chard and carrots. • Christmas — new potatoes, brussels sprouts, red lettuces and rocket. • Winter — beetroot, carots, parsnips and cabbages. • Early Spring — onions, garlic, peas and broad beans. If you grew pumpkins during the summer they will probably be harvested in September just in time for Halloween. There are many uses for pumpkins at this time. Our uses for a Halloween dinner with friends • Pumpkin lanterns of various sizes and designs. • Pumpkin soup. • Pumpkin bread. • Roast pumpkin as one of the vegetables. • Vegetables served in a hollowed out pumpkin basket. • Pumpkin flans If you have never grown vegetables in Spain before invest in a copy of Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain if living in a villa or Apartment Gardening Mediterranean Style which covers vegetable growing in containers for apartment owners. Autumn is the easiest time to start and the first tasks are as follows. For gardens: Decide whether to grow in a raised bed because of shallow soil or in a veggie bed or rows between fruit trees if having good soil. Improve the soil. It’s best to add

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Harvests can include grapes, persimmons, apples, walnuts, late raspberries, early mandarins, satsumas, mangos, chirimoyas and pomegranates. As the heat goes out of the sun an electric dryer is useful as it can operate all night in a bathroom or utility room with an open window. It’s an Autumn delight to shower in the morning to the smell of drying mandarins or raspberries. Now is also a good time to plant up some extra deciduous fruit trees. We would delay the planting of new citrus and other evergreen trees until the spring especially in frosty areas. Scan through our book Growing Healthy Fruit in Spain before making your final choices. Over seventy fruits are covered. Some for the coastal plain and others for the inland mountain areas.

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KEEPING ON TOP OF COMMON PROBLEMS With gardens now enjoyable to relax in don’t forget that cooler and damper weather brings snails and mildew spores out so start again to use an eco friendly snail bait such as Neudorff’s Ferramol and dust plants that show signs of mildew with yellow sulphur powder.

TIDYING THE GARDEN Last but by no means the least important tidy up the garden cutting back flowered growth to stimulate a Christmas flowering but remember that the big annual cutback is best done in Spain in January rather than October/November in the UK.

CLODAGH AND DICK HANDSCOMBE’S BOOK

© Clodagh and Dick Handscombe www.gardeninginspain.com September 2010.

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Pumpkin Delight Packed with vitamins and minerals, pumpkins add more than taste and colour to your cuisine. Pumpkins are a sure thing when it comes to Halloween décor, but the vibrant orange shells also house tasty fare on the inside. Fat free, 49 calories per cup, and loaded with vitamins and minerals — what’s not to love? Pumpkins are packed with beta carotene, an important antioxidant. Researchers say a diet rich in beta carotene foods may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and protect against heart disease. But the benefits go beyond health. Pumpkins are versatile, and they blend well with many different herbs and spices for both sweet and savoury dishes.

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INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried chickpeas (garbanzo) 1 cup small dried white beans (Fabes, Judion, Fava, etc.) 2 quarts plus 3 cups water 1/2 cup olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1/4 cup diced ham 1 tbs. sweet paprika 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced Pinch of saffron, steeped in 1/4 cup hot chicken stock or water 12 almonds 1 slice bread, cut in half 2 garlic cloves 2 tbs. sherry vinegar 1 + 1/2 cups peeled and coarsely chopped pumpkin or butternut squash 3 pears, peeled, halved, cored and cut into chunks 1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 5 cm lengths Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste >>


< HOME ENTERTAINING DIRECTIONS Pick over the chickpeas and white beans, and discard any misshapen beans and stones. Rinse the chickpeas and beans and drain. Place in a bowl, add water to cover generously and let soak overnight, then drain. In a saucepan over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the chickpeas and beans and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the chickpeas and beans are tender, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a sauté pan over medium heat, warm 2 tbs. of the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in the ham and paprika, mixing well, and then mix in the tomatoes. Cook for 10 minutes to blend the flavors. Add the saffron and stock to the pan, mix well and set aside. In another sauté pan over medium heat, warm the remaining 6 tbs. olive oil. Add the almonds, bread and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the almonds, bread and garlic to a mortar or a small food processor. Grind with a pestle or process to a paste. Add the vinegar, mixing well. Set aside. After the chickpeas and white beans have cooked for 1 hour, add the pumpkin and pears and simmer for 10 minutes. Finally, stir in the tomato-onion mixture, the green beans and the bread mixture, and simmer until the green beans and pumpkin are tender and the flavours are blended, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into warmed bowls and serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.

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Signature drinks are a fun part of any special gettogether, but Halloween is the rare occasion where you also get to add an element of creepy to your creative concoctions! While Halloween is typically thought of as primarily orange and black holiday, there are a few other colours that also work well for spooky signature drinks, including dark purple, "hazardous material" neon green, and – of course – blood red. Here’s a recipes for a delicious blood-red cocktail that is sure to please your favourite (friends dressed up as) vampires … and other “unusual” guests! INGREDIENTS

• Pumpkins grow nearly all over the world. • Pumpkins range in colour from white to sage green, to deep green and dark orange. • Pumpkins are a member of the squash family. • Pumpkins are a fruit. • Pumpkins are 90 percent water. • The Spanish used pumpkin seeds for food. • Spain is one of the main producers in Europe of the gourd and pumpkin species.

1 1/2 oz Finlandia Vodka 1 1/2 oz Korbel Champagne 3/4 oz Chambord Red sugar for rimming PREPARATION Rim the glass with red sugar (use food colouring). Pour vodka and half of the Chambord in a martini glass. Top with Champagne. Pour the remaining Chambord over the back of a spoon to make it float.

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ADVERTISE ON SPECTRUM FM! • Spectrum FM 105.5FM is the largest English speaking music radio station in southern Spain with a frequency that stretches from Gibraltar right through to Costa Blanca - you can even hear us in Ceuta! • The radio station has heritage and has gained a fantastic reputation over the 14 years it has been broadcasting servicing the English speaking community in terms of offering local and international news in their own language as well as playing classic hits that we all love and know • Our target listenership is 35 years plus, so we aim at an older and more affluent listenership • Spectrum FM heavily promotes itself through concerts, high profile sporting events and print media which in turn benefits our advertisers • As well as local advertisers, Spectrum FM also has many international advertisers thanks to its huge broadcasting area and established name • Spectrum FM’s prices are very competitive and cheaper than you think! Call us today on 952 907 122 or email advertising@spectrumfm.net Spectrum FM Weekends

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HOTEL AND CATERING SCHOOL IN MALAGA La Consula is a cooking school which produces exceptional chefs, including the holders of many of Spain's Michelin stars. At its restaurant, Fiesta, you can enjoy fantastic lunches cooked and served by the students. It is set in a fabulous building built in 1856 by the then Prussian consul, and is where Ernest Hemingway celebrated his 60th birthday. La Consula, Finca La Consula, Malaga +34 952 436026 www.laconsula.com

With the 2010 summer season drawing to a close, the crème de la crème of the Costa del Sol will be out in force, ready to say a fond farewell to yet another glorious summer season at the ever glamorous Nikki Beach Marbella. Taking place on Sunday 3 October, guests will dance their way through the day to the cool, summer beats mixed by Nikki Beach’s resident and guest DJs. Starting from 2pm, closing party guests will be treated to the hottest Nikki-style entertainment that comes as standard as this stunning beach club. Gorgeous dancers, emblematic white tepees, live musicians and entertainment, a blazing red dress code, plus a few finale surprises, this year’s closing party is set to be as hot as ever. End the summer in style with a lavish feast of Nikki Beach creative cuisine. Reserve your special luxury platters at 150 euros per person including champagne. Entrance tickets are 50 euros. The doors will close at 6pm, with absolutely no entry allowed after this time. Nikki will then show their appreciation to faithful followers with an open bar towards the end of the night. Nikki’s signature white décor will be transformed with splashes of crimson and filled with a river of guests dressed head to toe in sexy red as over 1,500 people descend on the hip beach club for the thrilling finale to Nikki’s 2010 season. This will be the very last Amazing Sunday of the year, so make sure you arrive early to avoid disappointment. In September, Marbella’s hip crowd can continue to enjoy Nikki Beach’s succulent globally inspired cuisine from 11am-8pm. NIKKI BEACH MARBELLA Playa Hotel Don Carlos Carretera de Cádiz Km. 192, 29600 Marbella Reservas: Tel: + 34 952 836 239 www.nikkibeach.com

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How to Choose a Cool Collar for your Dog PLAIN LEATHER OR NYLON USED TO BE THE ONLY CHOICES, BUT NOW THERE ARE LITERALLY SCORES OF DIFFERENT STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM. HERE'S HOW THE PICK THE PERFECT ONE FOR YOUR POOCH.

Using a tape measure, determine your dog's neck size, then add 5 to 8 cm. You don't want the collar to be loose enough to come off over her head and you definitely don't want it to be too tight, which can cause choking and skin irritation. Different manufacturers label their small, mediums and large differently, but the neck measurement should be on the product tag. If your dog is a puppy and still growing, an adjustable collar is a must, and you should check the fit often. There are collars for every conceivable size of dog from teacup to super gigantor. You'll need a smaller lightweight collar for a little guy and a heavy-duty wide one for the big lugs. Most pet stores are more than happy to see nonhuman shoppers, so if at all possible, take your dog with you to the store to try the collar on. You should be able to fit two fingers flat between the collar and her neck for the best fit. For training, it is recommended to us a "Martingale" collar. They're nylon collars with a loop that basically acts as a choke chain. They're much gentler on the dog's neck when you correct them. Pinch collars with the sharp metal prongs? pass …

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RETIREMENT HOME WANTED URGENTLY Denzil is a German Shepherd mix about 12+ years old, found tied up in an abandoned Cortijo on the Costa del Sol, unable to walk and was dragging himself across the floor. His Spanish owners had left him there to die as they did not want to take him to the vets. After a difficult rescue and three days at the vets he can now get up and walk again. He has a condition called 'Hip Dysplasia' which is common in German Shepherds, and will need to be on joint supplements for the rest of his life, such as Cod Liver Oil Tablets. He desperately needs a loving home to spend his twilight years. He does not need much walking, is good with other dogs, not food aggressive, loves cuddles, is good in a car and is happy to live outside.

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Ella is between one and two years of age. This lovely little female dog was found cowering underneath a car by a woman who brought her to the shelter. We discovered she was pregnant and was very close to having her pups. She is an adorable little dog who is being fostered during the birth and for some weeks with the pups. She would fit in with any kind caring situation — very affectionate but is afraid of walking on the lead— loves being carried. Like all our rescue dogs she's a star and looking for a permanent home.

Georgous is a four year old female Siamese. She is sterilized, and is a very loving and affectionate cat. She has already lived with us for a year. She was left at the shelter because her family had to go back to their home country and they couldn’t take her with them. She urgently needs a family that will love her. She spends all her time in an enclosed space and she badly needs to run, be happy and have space.

For more information please contact: P.A.D. SHELTER (charity number is Reg provincial No.3775) Carretera Cerro del Aguila Km1, Mijas Costa, 29649, Malaga. Kennels: 952 469 254 • Cattery & Fax: 952 468 054 • Open: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. info@padcatsanddogs.org • www.padcatsanddogs.org


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We currently have over 170 dogs at the shelter, there must be one that would suit your needs — why don't you come up for a visit? We are open daily from 10am until 13.30 including weekends and holidays. ADANA, Estepona Telephone 952 11 34 67 www.adana.es

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Promoting Positive People on the Costa

Samantha Mairs (right) presenting the cheque for 2,800 euros to the Alzheimer Association

BY DAVID JEFFERS MAIRS You may recall my mentioning in previous editions, that On Sunday the 16th of May I had leaped from an airplane, in aid of Alzheimers Research, on my first ever sponsored sky dive — the final sum raised was a fabulous total of 2,800 euros. My daughter Samantha presented the cheque, on my behalf, to the Alzheimer Association. The jump was filmed and has been uploaded to youtube. If you go to www.youtube.com and search for — David Mairs jumps for Alzheimers Research — you’ll see the jump. Many thanks once again to all involved in the fund raising with a special thank you to Roger and Rosemary for the biggest single donation.

Positively Pink Positively Pink is an organisation established here on the coast dedicated to raising money in order to fund the improvement and enhancement of early diagnosis of breast cancer and to fund a support group for Breast Cancer patients in the Malaga Province and in particular the Marbella area. The charity was founded by John and Lorraine Palmer, the owners of the beautiful Oceano Hotel, and Lorraine knows all too well the anguish and worry of breast cancer. My wife Linda, who has been diagnosed with cancer, has had first hand experience of the help and genuine concern shown by this remarkable lady. Both Linda and I can’t thank her enough for all that has been done to help through this very difficult period. The Positively Pink charity has produced a DVD, available free, which is uplifting and features local woman who have been treated for breast cancer. They tell there individual stories, including their dark days, but through positive thinking they offer encouragement and support. Their courage and strength of character is an inspiration to us all. Breast cancer has no respect for age and young woman can develop this condition as well as older woman, so it’s highly recommended that all women should have a regular scan, regardless of age. Positively Pink provides an invaluable service and needs your help to keep this service in place. All donations go to Positively Pink and El Oceano Beach Hotel absorbs all admin fees, if you would like to make a donation or help with a fund raising event, please don’t hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email: spa@oceanohotel.com

A word from Linda

The Wow Factor 2010 is here THE WOW FACTOR IS NOW IN ITS THIRD YEAR AND WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER. ENTRIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE GIBRALTAR AND THE COSTA DEL SOL HEATS. GIBRALTAR Saturday 9th October - Venue to be announced. Auditions from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The 20 selected will perform at 8 p.m. and 10 semi-finalists will be chosen. Contestants Entry Fee £10. Public admission to watch auditions £5 - this ticket will last all day and also for entry to the evening show. COSTA DEL SOL Saturday 16th October — The Moonlight Bar in Sunset Beach Club Auditions from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The 20 selected will perform at 8 p.m. and 10 semi-finalists will be chosen. Contestants Entry Fee 10 euros. Public admission to watch auditions 5 euros - this ticket will last all day and also for entry to the evening show. SEMI-FINAL Saturday 23rd October at 8 p.m. — The Moonlight Bar in Sunset Beach Club. Limited admission, book your seats NOW!

THE WOW FACTOR FINAL 2010 — venue and date to be confirmed. As mentioned above by my husband David, I’m currently back in the UK getting treatment for cancer. First of all I too would personally like to thank Lorraine from Positively Pink for everything she has done for me, words are not enough. The prognosis is good though folks and if all goes to plan I should be back to my fighting weight in a few months. Thanks to all my friends and family for their support, also to Tanya, our editor, to our readers and to all our advertisers, for all the good wishes that have been sent to me, I hope you will continue to support the magazine until I return. When I’m sure once again I’ll be chasing you all up and down the coast. I know you’ll miss me and my order pad, but not to fear… I’ll be back. Linda xx

You can contact David Jeffers Mairs at costadelsolvoice@hotmail.com or visit www.costadelsolvoice.com

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