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home &lifestyle m a g a z i n e C O NTENTS

March & April 2016

Décor & Design 14 Outdoor: contemporary chic 46 Heating: cosy focal points 52 Lighting: ambient glamour 62 Tableware: spring dining 66 Domotics: future connections 80 Wallpapers: dramatic elegance

Lifestyle & Leisure

92 Bedrooms: stylish relaxation

122 Travel: hotel sophistication in Madrid

96 Kitchens: functional spaces

124 Motoring: luxury global road trip

100 Chairs & Sofas: timeless comfort

126 A La Carte: fine dining with a touch of style

108 Globally Green: latest eco trends

130 Wine Notes: Toro for mature tastes

140 Bulletin of companies, organisations and

112 Exhibitions: premier global showcases

132 Spanish Deli: gourmet delicacies

114 Property & Design Showcase: dream homes

134 Medical Minutes: benefits of walnuts

116 First Person: business insights

136 Health & Beauty: a walk in the park

146 The Final Word: specialist expatriate advice

120 Garden Landscape: pictorial showcase

138 Art & Culture: exhibitions and golf history

70 Fabrics: luxurious looks

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News & Events people in the headlines

144 Festive review of inaugurations, anniversaries

and celebrations from leading experts

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Designers Guild’s Conway plain linen weave has a new colour palette of around 50 colourways. This collection is ideal for smart upholstery as it is extremely durable but also has an inimitably pure linen structure and texture. Designers Guild is available from Tela Bella near the Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com), Cort Idea in Mijas (www.cortidea.es), Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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It is now time to embrace the agreeable onset of spring and that can only mean one thing. Well, to be accurate quite a few – including banishing bulky winter coats to the back of the wardrobe and venturing to the beach more often – but this issue we are focusing on one: preparing our homes for southern Spain’s unparalleled outdoor lifestyle. As Leo Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, “Spring is the time of plans and projects”, although presumably he wasn’t referring to revamping the poolside furniture in his fictional character’s dacha or modernising the barbecue patio area for visiting aristocrats. In our comprehensive Outdoor Trends section this issue we do look at these and many other décor and improvement ideas for creating an invigorating new al fresco ambience at home or simply enhancing the existing setting for chilling out with the family or entertaining friends. From elegant dining furniture and ultra-functional modular sets to protective shadesails, innovative fire pits and hanging loungers, we highlight the many diverse products – and styles, colours, patterns and finishing details – offered by the Costa del Sol’s premier home decoration experts to help you transform your outdoor area into a chic hub of relaxation and pleasure. Elsewhere this issue, we explore other key areas of the home that could also do with a spring makeover: cutting-edge kitchen options, sophisticated ambient lighting, sumptuous fabrics and statement wallpapers – including some of the latter products specifically created to withstand outdoor conditions. Finally, as spring is a time when wellbeing is, arguably, at its most heightened level, some timely advice from our health correspondent: living near green areas can have beneficial effects on easing stress levels and the risk of cardiovascular complications. Not possible for everyone, of course, but nevertheless all the encouragement we need to enjoy a regular walk to the nearest park or forest to savour the delights of another Mediterranean spring.

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Bisazza Dalia Blu mosaic design from the Carlo Dal Bianco collection. Bisazzi tiles are available from Gunni & Trentino in Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com).

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BOUTIQUE TRENDS

The Wonderful Outdoors Why not enjoy your outdoor living space this spring/summer with a contemporary new furniture collection? Many of the latest ranges are extremely lightweight and come in natural or muted colours to integrate perfectly into the natural surroundings. Good-quality outdoor furniture should be highly weather-resistant so it is worth investing in a good brand name to ensure you obtain the most out of your outdoor furnishings.

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The MU range is a versatile modular furniture system accommodating the contemporary home. It is easily adapted to any kinds of spaces or layouts, indoors or outdoors. MU materials and textiles are perfect for outdoor use, while also offering all the comfort that quality indoor sofas provide. This MU system is ideal for chill-out or play areas as well as for large social gatherings or more intimate occasions. Available at UDesign (official Costa del Sol distributor) in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es) and Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com).

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The stunning Welcome modular collection features teak slats that have been curved with steam using an age-old handcraft technique. The cushions have removable covers in 100 per cent Tempotest acrylic fabric. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).

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QUALITY ARTIFICIAL GRASS Environmentally friendly Hassle-free minimal maintenance Green grass for 365 days of the year Feels and looks like well-maintained natural turf

We also offer landscaping, maintenance and house reforms. Water Gardens, Local 2, Estepona, Malaga 29688 Tel: (+34) 952 886 800 | Mob: 607 500 506 Email: jean@artgarden.es | Web: www.artgarden.es

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Kumo means “cloud” in Japanese and this is the name of the new collection by Belgian outdoor furniture company Manutti. This sofa concept comes with two modules and can be used both outdoors and indoors. Manutti is available at Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com) and The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).

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Canasta ’13, designed by Patricia Urquiola. www.bebitalia.com

GUNNI&TRENTINO MARBELLA Bulevar Alfonso von Hohenlohe, 42 - 29602 Marbella T. +34 951 968 771 E - marbella@gth.es - www.gunnitrentino.es

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Above This beautifully elegant cream lounge set is comfortably shaped with an aluminium frame and several accessory options that allow you to fully customise the set. The large cushions also come in carbon, taupe, white and mouse grey. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es). Below The Canasta armchair collection designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia is available in white or bronze. The circular seat has a light foldable canopy to offer shade, its wheel system provides easy manoeuvrability and a waterproof cover is an optional extra. B&B Italia is available at Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com).

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Let’s Get Modular

Above The hexagonal modular Hive collection by French outdoor furniture manufacturer EGO Paris and designer Fabrice Berrux portrays outdoor life as a special time full of conviviality. The collaboration with Missoni Home® fabrics makes this collection all the more impressive (www.furniture-egoparis.com). Below The modular Costes range by Italian brand Ethimo is available in natural or pickled teak wood (www.ethimo.com).

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Dining Out

Above Left The Forest collection in extruded die-cast aluminium was inspired by the forms of nature. The collection also comes with wheeled feet or a revolving base. It is designed for indoor and outdoor use and is available in eight colours. Available at Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). Above Right This cream dining set can be complemented with an L-shaped sofa and coffee table if desired. The smooth lines and lightweight material make this collection particularly attractive and adaptable. Available at Sunso in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana (www.sunsofurniture.net). Below Left This white wooden dining set with blue and white striped cushions is fresh and casual and can be complemented with matching plant pot holders. Available from Loft & Roomers on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.loftroomers.com). Below Right This exquisite dining set is made of old teak wood. The beautiful white wicker weave and teak wood frame comes with a taupe seat cushion for added comfort. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).

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Pol. Industrial Estepona, C/ Marconi 5, Estepona 29680, Málaga | C/ Tecnologia 10, Oficina 1, Jerez de la Frontera 11407, Cádiz Tel. (+34) 951 974 564 / 956 185 661 / 630 553 811 | Email. info@grupocpad.es | Web. www.grupocpad.es

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The design of Cane-line’s new Core teak dining table combines classic with contemporary. The table-top has soft curves whilst the frame is made out of conical pipes in powder-coated aluminium. It is lightweight but also very strong. The teak slats are hand-selected and supplied by WWF/ GFTN certified members in Indonesia. The Less dining chairs have a timeless aluminium frame which is extremely durable and ideal for moving around and stacking. Available from the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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BEDS · SOFAS · CHAIRS · TABLES · LIGHTING · RUGS · ACCESSORIES · PAINTINGS

IMPERIAL FURNITURE HAVE IT ALL

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Spectacular Shade

The Monroe parasol exudes elegance and provides a real wow-factor. Available at UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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Above The sweeping curves of this umbrella are eye-catching. The canopy tailoring offers a luxurious oasis of shade with cutting-edge design. Available at Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). Below You might want to hide from the sun but you will certainly be very noticeable with this flamboyant flower parasol by Fatboy. Available from the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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Photo by: Mark Rood (www.iblueskyphotography.com) Shade sails were first developed in Australia to protect people from the intense harmful ultraviolet rays. Due to their impressive appearance, adding value to the areas they covered, they became increasingly popular and were finally brought over to Spain. They are a cost-effective solution for areas such as swimming pools, playgrounds, car parks and tennis courts where minimal support is required. Available at the Shadesail Company in Calahonda (www.theshadesailcompany.com).

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Photo by: Peter Staes (www.imageguru.es).

Top The Sea Grill restaurant in Hotel Puente Romano installed a pergola to offer diners an al fresco dining experience while being protected from the summer sun – and wind and rain during winter. As the structure is made out of wood it creates an attractive natural ambience. The project was carried out by Cape Reed in Urb. Marbella Real (www.capereed.com). Above Left This bioclimatic patio cover is a stunning way to add shade to your terrace. The design is very versatile and fits into any design of home optimising your outdoor living space. Available at Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). Above Right These thatched structures are environmentally-friendly and blend perfectly within the natural surroundings of your garden. They also add value to your home and provide another living area outside. The project was carried out by Timber Design (www.timberdesign.es).

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Arquitecto: Atelier d’architecture Franck Martinez

An lnfinite View The sliding door Hi-Finity system from Reynaers Aluminium allows, thanks to its invisible aluminum profiles, truly impressive floor to ceiling glazed surfaces. Perfect harmony between the housing and the environment with a minimalist design that provides light and elegance. See the video

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Above Combining sumptuous comfort and elegant craftsmanship, Roberti Rattan’s outdoor furniture helps you create relaxing and attractive spaces in tune with nature. Available at Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com). Below Designed by Daniel Pouzet for Dedon, this innovative Swingrest features an elegant suspension system, 180-degree rotating tabletop and natural-coloured weave, and comes with an optional fabric curtain cover that is ideal for creating shade and enhancing privacy. Available at UDesign (official Costa del Sol distributor) in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com).

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Clear Sparkling Pools… and How To Maintain Them By Mike Gregory from Atlas Pools

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The swimming pool is a way of life here in southern Europe so the health of our swimming pools is of paramount importance. This in turn means that they should be a sparklingly clear blue. Due to dust particles, soil, leaves and sun lotions, algae can accumulate if not controlled properly; therefore good maintenance and an efficient filtration system is extremely important.

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This equipment removes any contaminants that can alter the chemical balance of the water and reduce its clarity and quality. Naturally, apart from the filtration system it is necessary for any organic material floating in the pool to be removed from the pool regularly; and for those who use it to shower before and after swimming. Until recently treatment of the water has been based on the use of chlorine and bromine-based chemicals which dissolve and destroy bacteria and harmful chloramines. However, as they in turn can affect the chemical composition of the water, it is important to maintain a balance between the alkalinity (80-120 ppm) and calcium (200-400 ppm) levels in the pool. Maintaining those levels at a constant is necessary, but in reality many pools are overdosed with chemicals which are introduced into the water and can leave swimmers with eye and skin irritations.

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There are now new water filtration systems that have automated sensors and controls to keep a constant check on the water as and when required, making chemicals a thing of the past as the chlorine-free process applies ionization technology to ensure your water’s cleanliness. Surveys show that children between one and four years of age are most at risk from drowning. Atlas Pools in Estepona are constantly researching and testing available products to prevent this, from pool fencing and covers to preventative alarm systems that make your pool areas as safe and comfortable as possible for everyone. There are several ways to give your existing pool a facelift. Atlas Pools offer expertise in design, construction and the clever use of materials at their disposal to turn your pool into something exceptional. Also available are a large number of accessories that can be installed, from swim jets to the construction of mas-

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Forever Green With Artificial Grass

Artificial grass has become more popular over the years due to its environmentallyfriendly and low-maintenance qualities. Aesthetically, if the artificial grass is of good quality, it will look extremely natural and beautifully green for 365 days of the year. The grass will always have the wellmaintained appearance of natural turf but without the intensive care that a natural lawn requires. Both projects shown here have been carried out by Art Garden based in Estepona (www.artgarden.es).

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Adding A Little Sunshine

Top Left The elegant ultra-slim design of the Hi-Finity sliding door maximises natural light, and can carry the weight of a large glass pane of up to 500 kilograms. Available from Reynaers (www.reynaers.com). Top Right High-quality K Line patio doors have strong frames and slide effortlessly. Available from Aludomo (www.aludomo.es). Below Left This glass electrical roof is a fantastic way to let in natural light, with the added facility of an electric sliding motorised system. Available from Tecno UPVC Windows & Doors (www.tecnoupvc.com). Below Right Glass Curtains are panes of glass that fit together without any intrusive framework, thus providing uninterrupted views to the outside whilst protecting you from the harsher weather elements. Available at Elite Glass Curtains in Pol. Ind. Elviria (www.eliteglasscurtains.com).

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Hotting Up Your Evenings Now spring is upon us and the days are getting longer, we can enjoy more evenings outside – especially if there is a heater or fire pit to keep us warm. These days heaters not only emit heat but, with their contemporary and innovative designs, they can also act as an attractive focal point for a patio or terrace. Here are some of the latest ranges available on the Costa del Sol…

Above Designed by Hiroshi Tsunoda, this unique and striking outdoor fireplace aptly named “Stix” is made up of either brushed stainless steel or black powder coated steel “sticks” that surround a large bioethanol burner. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). Below The elegant Marino gas heater is easily manoeuvred and is perfect for any terrace or patio. Available from Unique Fires (www.uniquefires.com).

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Costa Del Sol Market Leaders In Real Flame Electric, Gas and Wood Burning Fires

FOR CONTEMPORARY & MODERN SPANISH LIVING

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French Art de Vivre

Aqua. Dining table, designed by Fabrice Berrux. Snow. Sideboard, designed by Erwan Péron Celeste. Armchair, designed by Cédric Ragot. European manufacture.

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French Art de Vivre

Aqua. Dining table, designed by Fabrice Berrux. Snow. Sideboard, designed by Erwan Péron Celeste. Armchair, designed by Cédric Ragot. European manufacture.

MARBELLA - C.C. Torre Real, Ctra. Cádiz - Málaga km 185. - Tel. 952 777 858 - marbella@roche-bobois.com. Open from Monday to Friday: 10H – 18H. Saturday: 10H30 – 14H.

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Lighting Up This Spring

Add some glamour to your outdoor area with the Drylight suspension lamp. This stunning chandelier is highly resistent to all types of weather conditions and is also shock-proof. The frame is made out of glass fibre-filled nylon with crystal pendants (www.masierogroup.com).

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Lighting creates the all-important ambience of a living space, whether it is inside or out. Before choosing lighting for indoors, it is advisable to consider the room size, available natural light, the furniture items within that space and the location of your power points so that your light installations are both practical and stylish. To enhance the size of a room, reflect light off walls; and if you want to soften the colours of your walls, perhaps consider directional lighting. Recessed lighting will light up your floors, as opposed to your walls; while suspended lamps in the middle of a room can give off an ambient glow and add a touch of glamour.

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The Discocó lamp provides direct downward illumination that bounces off both sides of the 35 disks that make up the entire shade. The light dances off the chrome-covered sphere at the core where the disks are anchored. Available at the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es), Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com), Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es) and Direco in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es).

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Above The Luisa pendant lamp from Arturo Álvarez is made up of a series of overlapped layers that allow light to softly filter through, adding a warm ambience to the room. The lamp comes in five different colours but, as featured here, beige perfectly complements the furniture below it. Available from Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com), Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es) and Direco in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es). Right The Turciù range by Catellani & Smith is the first series created by Enzo Catellani. The flexible arms of the lamps allow you to twist and mould them any way you want to; and the series is now also available with next-generation LED bulbs. Available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es), Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com). Opposite Page The Galilea floor lamp has a direct and diffuse light with an adjustable arm for maximum versatility. The arm comes in metallic lead, metallic gold and white with a white or beige cotton fabric lampshade. Available at Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es).

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Great care should also be taken when considering outdoor lighting options. In southern Europe we are fortunate to be able to enjoy many evenings outside, and lighting up certain features in the garden such as vegetation, a wall or a water feature can really transform your outdoor space into a beautiful area for whiling away the evenings.

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Opposite page: Bover’s Syra outdoor pendant lamp offers a beautiful soft beam and can be used inside your home or outside. It is ideal for enclosed spaces, terraces and porches which require a warm and welcoming light. Available iat various outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.bover.es). Top The Fil De Fer lamp is made of natural aluminium wire that is illuminated by micro-halogen bulbs, giving it a magical celestial appearance. Catellani & Smith is available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es), Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com). Below The Fragmenta grey wall light by Axolight is made out of cast aluminium and looks extremely effective on an exterior wall, while also providing an attractive option when mounted as an interior installation. The sconce beams an attractive light above and below the lamp. Available from Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es).

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Bespoke villas for you to personalise to your taste and needs AMAZING SEA VIEWS · THREE TYPES OF VILLAS · 24 HOURS SECURITY · PRIVATE SALT WATER SWIMMING POOL

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Spring Tableware As the new spring/summer collections start making an appearance, it is a great time to brighten up your dining tables with some new and contemporary tableware. After all, when you are entertaining guests, you want to make a good impression! Whether you would like to mix-and-match your plates and glassware or keep everything uniform and neutral, freshen up your dining experience with good-quality table items that work for you when you are dining either casually or formally.

Put a splash of Mediterranean colour on your table with Pomax’s new spring/summer tableware collection. Available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).

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Natural Beauty Above The high-quality Villeroy & Boch’s Artesano Original collection is timeless, combining superlative craftsmanship with premium porcelain and robust natural materials incorporating cork, acacia wood and slate. Villeroy & Boch is available at Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.puya.es). Below The new collection by Danish design company Muubs mixes glassware with wooden plates and cutlery. Inspired by nature, each wooden item is unique in its form and made by hand. Featuring a swirly pattern, the glass bowls come in earthy brown and sea blue tones. Available from the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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This new spring stoneware collection from Nordal has a contemporary yet earthy appeal, with its uneven edges and charming depictions of wild flowers. Available at the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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Moving Your Home

Into The Future

Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TV features quantum dot display technology that offers a superlative viewing experience regardless of how light or dark the room is. These days technology gives us the ability to place our TVs anywhere we like, even by a window during the midday sun, thanks to their 1,000 nit brightness and new ultra black technology that significantly minimises light reflection. Available from Blankenstein Digital Solutions in Fuengirola (www.blanksat.com) and TD Sat & Sound (www.tdsatandsound.com).

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Above With its extremely contemporary design, UHD display and unique glass high contrast filter panel, the Loewe Reference TV offers vibrant colours and rich blacks for a truly exceptional picture, ensuring visibly enhanced details and optimum clarity. Below Denon’s DHT-S514 home theatre soundbar speaker system envelops you in rich, high-quality sound that fills the room – and is easy to install and use. The DHT-S514 turns any TV into an exciting home entertainment system, offering deep bass thanks to the wireless subwoofer and clear mids as well as detailed highs from the multidriver high fidelity soundbar. Both products are available from TD Sat & Sound (www.tdsatandsound.com) and Blankenstein Digital Solutions in Fuengirola (www.blanksat.com).

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The PLAY:5 speaker from Sonos uses six state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with six speakers to deliver clear sound. Every detail of the sound, whether it is an instrument or a voice, is emitted with distinct purity and zero audible distortion. Available from TD Sat & Sound (www.tdsatandsound.com) and Blankenstein Digital Solutions in Fuengirola (www.blanksat.com).

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Whether you are thinking of getting Internet TV for the first time, or looking to switch provider, you can trust Cool TV Spain to bring you the best value and highest quality service on the coast. We have TV packages to suit all budgets: Starter Pack - All UK Freeview channels for a cool 17.95€* per month! Plus great value Sport and Movie Packs, and over 1000 Videos and Box Sets on Demand. Check out www.cooltvspain.com for prices and more information. Call: 952 905 000 Email: info@cooltvspain.com If you already have a MAG250 or MAG254 set top box, we can switch it free of charge, or you can purchase the latest MAG254 from us for just 120€*. *All prices include IVA

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Cushions With Cachet Cushions are a great way to liven up a room at minimal expense. Play around with patterns and different coloured cushions for an eclectic look. Cushions can bring a sofa to life and make a room feel instantly more homely.

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Left The velvet La Belle range from Jab Anstoetz’s Grandezza collection is captivating in its sophistication and glamour. Available from Cort Idea in CC Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com), Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com) and Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com) Top This new “Port Lligat” Mediterranean textile collection was designed by interior designer Serge Castella and was inspired by the Costa Brava landscape. The designs represent elements of the sea such as reeds and seaweed, using fresh colours including turquoise and yellow. Available at Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com). Below According to Creation Baumann designer Sibylle Aeberhard, the stunning Linen & Friends collection is designed to be “light and subtle in appearance, earthy and powdery in colouring, and severe and soft in the combination of materials”. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com).

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Top Mixing up pastel-coloured cushions is a great way to embrace spring. These cushions from various Designers Guild collections brighten up the sofa and give a playful look. Available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Tela Bella near the Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), Cort Idea in CC Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com), Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com) and Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com). Above Clarke & Clarke’s new Alvar collection comes in a wide range of sumptuous colours that are perfect for spring. The rich cotton-like plain velvet is extremely versatile and can be placed anywhere in the home. Clarke & Clarke is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Tela Bella near the Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es) and The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com). Right The striking new designs from Élitis are bold and eye-catching. The collection comes in a number of different vibrant colours, brightening up any room this spring. Élitis is available from UDesign (www.udesign.es) in San Pedro de Alcántara, Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com), Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com) and Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com).

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- SUN PROTECTION SYSTEMS -

Create a feeling of luxury… Comfort and highlight the character and style of any interior with beautifully decorated windows. We can provide you with the best selection of high-end window treatment and sun protection systems available on the market. Leading brands meet modern standards of quality and fashion trends in the window décor art today. Premier high quality decorative window covering ranges from roman shades, pleated systems, venetian blind systems, curtains, horizontal blind systems, Japanese and roller blinds to everything in between. C/ Lagasca 64. 29670 San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella. Mob +34 688 267 101 / info@artedellusso.es / www.artedellusso.es

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Left One of the latest collections by Gancedo is Primary Colours, high-quality fabrics which come in a large array of different colours, tones and textures. The fabric is extremely durable and resistant to daily wear and tear. Gancedo is based in Marbella (www.gancedo.com). Right In true Christian Lacroix style, the new Incroyables et Merveilleuses collection by Richard Powers is bold, bright and eclectic, combining brightly coloured stripes with large floral designs. Christian Lacroix is available at The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com), Roche Bobois in Torre Real (www.rochebobois.com) and Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com).

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- INTERIOR DESIGN -

Bespoke, unique, timelessly elegant schemes designed with a personal touch and a lot of love We speak: English, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Spanish and German Urb. Marbella Real, Local 19, 29602 Marbella (M谩laga) Tel: (+34) 952 902 613 路 Mob: (+34) 620 055 640 路 E-mail: christina@whitehousemarbella.com

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Eye-Catching Curtains

Accentuate the beauty of your room with some of the latest collections in curtains. There are a large variety of options to consider, from linen coverings to lavish silks which can add an instant wow-factor to a room and finish off the overall look of the living space.

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Opposite page Working in collaboration with Romo Black Edition, contemporary impressionist artist Jessica Zoob has portrayed her emotionally-charged paintings on fabrics, wall-coverings and cushions. Here you can see how the curtains and cushions work so well in this neutral-coloured room, providing an explosion of colour. Romo Black Edition is available from Magyk (www.magyk.es) and UDesign (www.udesign.es), both in San Pedro de Alcántara, Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com) and Tela Bella near the Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es). This page Inspired by antique books, this majestic fabric features elements from a classical figurative design. The fragments are woven into silk and cotton and embossed, giving the fabric a three-dimensional appearance. Dedar is available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com), Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com), Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es) and Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com). HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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The Campanella range by Creation Baumann uses a transparent curtain fabric depicting freely-sketched meadow flowers and beetles – for a truly springtime feel. To add a contemporary touch, a graphic design overlays the leaves and blooms. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com).

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With its outstanding design, it is no surprise that the eye-catching Origami range by Saum & Viebahn won the Red Dot Design Award. Available at Cort Idea in CC Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.artedellusso.com).

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Creative Walls The huge variety of colours, patterns, textures and designs available for wallpapers means we are spoilt for choice these days when it comes to designing our walls. Sometimes just wallpapering one wall can add a dramatic effect and create a real focal point for the room. Many wallpapers now are highly durable and can be wiped clean, making them particularly easy to maintain; while some brands even produce wallpapers that can withstand outdoor environments.

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The Kandy Brit Pop collection by ร‰litis is made up of a flowery silk with inks dispersed on a light pink, violet and dark purple background. The collection bridges the gap between floral and funky, merging the two concepts together flawlessly. An ideal collection for springtime. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es).

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When The Walls Have Wings

Above Left This Enchanted Wings design is created using a technique that encases glitter. The dragonflies shimmer against the fresh green background. Available at Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es). Above Right The Bye Bye Dragonfly collection by Inkiostro Bianco is an eye-catching design depicting nature, as is often the case with the Italian wallpaper company. This time the design is of a dragonfly flying free from flora as it is being invaded by modern machinery. Available at UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). Right The delicate Great Ormond Street wallpaper range by Little Greene, showing colourful parrots sitting amongst wild plants, was inspired by some papers discovered at the bottom of a wardrobe in an early-18th century terraced house opposite the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Available from Tela Bella near the Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).

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Catalan Bay - 4 Bedrooms Villa

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Property Description A rare opportunity in Gibraltar’s only village, this fantastic front line semi-detached villa with panoramic sea and Rock views and private access to the village or beach of Catalan Bay, is a real gem. The two east-facing terraces from both levels and a covered third one catching the westward sun, have impressive uninterrupted views in all directions but, surprisingly, still provides privacy. A spacious well-presented ground floor has a working fire for cosy winter evenings and covered balcony for summer al fresco dining and full glass curtains to make a winter conservatory. The very generous main bedroom doubles as an extra sitting room with its two French windows and very large open balcony with the luxury of a dressing room. The frontage has real kerb-appeal and direct road access to the carport and integral garage. On a small prestigious estate of 12 villas, owner-managed with low rates and ground rent, this well presented property is worth viewing.

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Minty Cool The fresh colours featured in this Zingrina Stripe collection by Osborne & Little, with its metallic and cool mint stripes, are perfect for spring.

Available from Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es), Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com) and The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).

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The Craft range by Casamance is an iridescent collection in contemporary shades of deep blue, blood orange and neutral grey, combining traditional weaving with digital printing. Available from Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es) and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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Main Showroom Av. Juan Carlos I Nº 67 Estepona, Málaga Spain Tel & Fax: (+34) 952 92 92 73 www.tiarafurniture.com

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Glittering Tesserae Iridescent mosaic tiles always add the wow-factor to a wall, giving a room a luxurious and opulent feel These tiles are from the Silk Blue collection by Bisazza. Available from Gunni & Trentino in Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com).

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WE ARE SPECIALISTS IN WARDROBES AND DOORS

Calle Monterroso 39, Urb. Nueva Estebbuna, Estepona. Tel: 952 79 33 91. www.todomaderaestepona.com

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These mosaic wall panels were inspired by the Japanese artist Jakuchu which is the name of this collection by Sicis. The eye-catching oriental design resonates opulence and Japanese artistry. Sicis is available at Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.puya.es), Atlas Group in Estepona (www.atlas-group.eu) and Concept Building in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.concept-building.com).

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Sleeping

In Stylish Comfort

Jensen Aqtive II/III is a sophisticated adjustable model that looks like a continental bed when not in use. It has a dual-spring system in the base as well as in the mattress, providing great stability. The head and foot ends are fully adjustable using a wireless remote control that operates two powerful and virtually silent electric motors. The Jensen Aqtive III can give you a massage which stimulates your blood circulation and offers daily relaxation for the legs, back and shoulders. All of the technical mechanisms are hidden under a fabric-covered frame, making this a highly innovative and elegant bed. Available at Jensen Beds in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana 23 (www.jensenstore.es).

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Top The timeless Lugano bed is a customised model in lacquered matt white and with stone grey Frisco fabric and titanium burnished steel feet. Available from BoConcept on the Mijas Road (www.boconcept.es). Below Left This elegant Zanotta Mille Una e Notte four-poster bed with canopy has a demountable wooden frame veneered with natural or wengé-stained oak. The suspension is made out of bent strips of beech wood which are adjustable for firmness. Zanotta is available Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com). Below Right White wardrobes always look contemporary and fit into any kind of room design, while tall and slim wardrobes allow you to maximise on space. Available from Todomadera in Estepona (www.todomaderaestepona.com).

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Slick Kitchens As the kitchen gains more importance than ever before in the home, it is worth investing in one that is practical and suits the needs of the people living within that particular home. When considering a new kitchen it is always best to make the most of the space that you have in order for your new kitchen to be as functional as possible, with optimum storage to keep surfaces as clear as possible. Maximise on workspace areas as well as facilities to ensure the room works perfectly for you, and try to keep to your budget as new kitchens can often run over the initial costings if not planned properly.

Above The Nobilia Lux 819 kitchen range comes in a lacquered, satin grey high gloss. The high-quality lacquer façades with seamless, laser-welded edges look sleek, with handle-less doors giving them a linear and uniform appearance. Available from Reichert Wood in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.reichert-wood.eu). Opposite page above This stunning kitchen was installed in a chic apartment in New York’s Park Avenue. Overlooking the New York skyline, the kitchen has been fitted with Tara faucets by Dornbracht which are elegant in form and made from high-quality materials. Dornbracht is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and Pol. Ind. San Pedro in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.puya.es) and Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com). Opposite page below The Orinoco model demonstrates how open-plan simplistic kitchens can give the wow-factor. The combination of wood and laminate finishing gives this kitchen a contemporary and natural look, accentuated by the bare brick wall. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com). HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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The Linea Plana range by Arredo3 Cucine is a refined series with handle-less doors and a gun-metal finish, giving it a chic and contemporary look. Arredo3 Cucine is available from Decodan Interiores in Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.com).

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Sitting Pretty We spend a lot of time on our sofas so design and comfort is paramount. Consider the shape of your room and the furniture you already have to ensure the perfect fit for your living space. The FAVN™ sofa and Ro™ easy chair and footstool by Fritz Hansen complement each other perfectly. The sweeping curves and delicate pastel colours give this collection its particularly attractive qualities. Available at Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es) and Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com).

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The Hug armchair has been designed with high-quality upholstery for maximum comfort and aesthetic beauty. The design is made to look like its arms are outstretched and ready to offer an embrace. The modular Naviglio sofa is extremely soft and inviting. Available from Gunni & Trentino in the Marbella Club (www.gunnitrentino.com) and Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com).

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Pull Up A Chair

Above The Boston chair has a swivel and tilt function and comes in fabric or leather. Available from BoConcept on the Mijas Road (www.boconcept.es). Below Right This tufted upholstered easy chair from Dolfi has a timeless and sophisticated design that suits any style of home, whether it is contemporary or classic. Available from Luxury Homes Design in Puerto Banús (www.luxuryhomesdesign.com). Below Left This stunning chair covered with Christian Lacroix’s signature butterfly design makes a dramatic statement. Available from Roche Bobois in Torre Real (www.rochebobois.com).

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WE ARE MANUFACTURERS DIRECT KOMMERLING

www.tecnoupvc.com 路 www.tecnoaluminio.com 951 277 567 / 952 805 267

The largest manufacturer & supplier of uPVC window and door systems to homes and businesses across southern Spain working with best brands on the market & offering the latest technology in window and door locking systems. Security blinds, fly screens, glass curtains, awnings & garage doors also available.

Showroom 1. Costa Galera Park Exit Km 148,5 Estepona Showroom 2. Calle Monterroso 57, Exit Km 155 Estepona Workshop: Calle Juan de la Cierva 7. Pol. Ind. Estepona

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The award-winning Choice modular sofa system consists of seven pieces. The different sections can be put together in several different design combinations, to fit any kind of indoor space. The system is designed for everyday use, offering exceptional comfort whilst also saving space with the added benefit of under-seating storage. The simple textile-Velcro connectors hold the different segments together and can be removed easily. Available at Feydom in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana (www.feydom.es).

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Nature & Life Pre-Fab Ecological Homes And Aquariums With Their Own Ecosystem THIS ISSUE WE LOOK AT TWO COMPANIES WHICH HAVE TAKEN ECO-FRIENDLY TO AN EXTREMELY HIGH LEVEL.

Aesthetically Attractive… and Affordable

Green Magic Homes is a way of living in harmony with nature. It is a revolutionary prefabricated modular building system which makes homes in fibre-reinforced composites with smooth surfaces, washable walls, rounded corners, high strength, natural illumination and endless design possibilities. The company’s kits include: doors and windows made of treated pine, oak or fir, galvanised steel screws, elastomer for sealing component flaps together, packing and assembly manual. They are shipped ready to be installed. Some parts of this technology are manufactured in fibre cement board, which are joined to the FRP modules with nylon ties and sealed with elastomer. They also offer custom designs for a small fee in addition to their customary products. The homes are heated using an eco-bio method, therefore not harming the planet. Only three months after launching their commercial operations, they have seven countries signed for distribution: Canada, Brazil, Israel, Chile, the Dominican Republic and Italy. Five additional countries will be included shortly. This is a particularly good and affordable solution for many countries, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. www.greenmagichomes.com

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Have Your Fish ‌ And Eat It Too

If you like fish, - in an aquarium that is, due to their calming and beautiful appea-rance then this company is offering you an excellent option. You can now have your fish and eat what grows on top of the aquarium as well. The Grove Ecosystem is very simple: it’s an intelligent indoor garden which can grow anywhere in a house and uses fish, microbes and plants in concert to produce natural food in a space the size of a small bookshelf. The fish food is the input and the plants are the output, while the microbes make the magic happen in between. This growing technique is called aquaponics and it is already used by greenhouses around the world to meet growing global demand for sustainably grown produce. The result is fresh food and clean tanks. The system grows plants 50 to 75 per cent faster and, double the density, is more productive than normal gardening. It also uses a negligible amount of electricity to power the system. www.grovelabs.io HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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The Beauty and Benefits of Photo: David Toms

Teak Wood

It is quite common with so-called “modern” materials to learn that they have, in fact, been used for centuries. In the case of teak, boat builders have been aware of the material’s valuable qualities for more than 2,000 years although, in a botanical context, it was first formally described by Carl Linneaeus in his 1782 work Supplementum Plantarium. Today it is highly valued for its durability and water resistance, and still used for boat building, as well as exterior construction, veneer, furniture and small wood projects. Consumption of teak does raise some environmental concerns but there has been a growing commitment to sustainable plantation production in seasonally dry tropical areas. It is also completely renewable, unlike plastics and VOCs. Based in Estepona (Agrojardin and C/ Juan Carlos), Tiara Furniture has taken the high ethical road to Indonesia to produce its stunning teak products, admired for their durability and aesthetic beauty. Its durability comes naturally from the mature teak tree, so it is ideal for tables as the wood can easily withstand heavy items as well as extreme weather conditions. This means it also only requires

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low maintenance, and is easy to clean – with stains being treated simply with baking soda and warm water. Teak has a wonderful colour, texture and shape, and every piece is unique with its natural lines of wood. It is true that teak can be rather more expensive than other alternatives for outdoor furniture but – comparing the maintenance and cleaning costs – the price is well worth it. Teak root furniture is an exciting new addition to Tiara’s eye-catching range. The root of a teak tree is typically thrown away, but in this case artisans have preserved it to make a wonderful eco-friendly, statement piece for the living room. Both functional and dramatic, the Teak Root Coffee Table is sure to be a conversation piece. The tree was felled many, many years ago but instead of burning the roots before replanting, as was done previously, it is being used for the production of these unique items. www.tiarafurniture.com

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All of us who work in Cappuccino should be able to explain what lies behind what we do, to define the experience in only one sentence. In the end that’s what matters, for that is the reason why we are all here, and why our customers exist.

Everything happens in happiness

I work in Cappuccino.

CAPPUCCINO MARBELLA · C/ de José Meliá S/N · T. 952 868 790 · (Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe) · www.grupocappuccino.com


FAIRS & EXHIBITIONS

Design Showcases Around the World

WILD THEMES IN PARIS For the first Maison & Objet exhibition of the year, in Paris, the organisers chose the theme “Wild”. According to François Bernard, scenographer for the Inspirations Forum at the show, “The word ‘wild’ evokes the idea of savageness, derived from the Latin Sylvia (forest), which associates with the fascination with, and fear of, the unknown, the limits of our humanity. It suggests the sophistication of natural things and the energy of the untamed, both of which exert a powerful gravitational pull on our imaginations. “Wild is the ultimate otherness. It pulls us out of our comfort zone to challenge our place in the scheme of life. Faced with the indefinite horizons of the

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Anthropocene, we are swept up in nostalgia for our relationship with nature, now broken. The plastic arts, gastronomy, lifestyle, cosmetics and, naturally, the decorative arts are all trying to capture this wildness and taking inspiration from it.” Bernard said the theme encompassed indistinct or raw shapes, as well as colours that ranged from yellow and green, to greenish-blue, khaki, earthy brown, rust, anthracite and burnt. “Textures are important, especially when they reflect the ‘trembling of time’. Streaked effects are also becoming a regular fixture with, for instance, the return of tapestries. Long strands of cotton or wool are taking the place of fur.” www.maison-objet.com

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STATE-OF-THE-ART TRENDS IN VALENCIA In February, for a third consecutive year, Spain’s pacesetting Feria Valencia brought together leading shows belonging to related sectors in one main international event for interior design, architecture and industrial design. “See You In Valencia” incorporated Feria Hábitat Valencia (furniture, lighting and decoration), Cevisama-Espacio Cocina (ceramic tiles, bathroom, kitchen and natural stone), FIMMA (furniture and woodworking machinery) and Maderalia (components for the furniture and woodworking industry); while the overall event also included a comprehensive avantgarde cultural program, both in the Feria Valencia facilities and in the city of Valencia. www.feriavalencia.com

UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL HOME, DESIGN, DÉCOR AND ART EXHIBITIONS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH-APRIL INCLUDE: Maison & Objet in Singapore. 8-11 March. www.maison-objet.com IFFS in Singapore (international Furniture Fair)

10-13 March. www.iffs.com Ideal Home Show in London

18 March-3 April. www.idealhomeshow.co.uk Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan

12-17 April. www.salonemilano.it HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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Reynaers Aluminium has equipped the Las Palmeras private house with Hi-Finity sliding doors. Designed by architect Valentín de Madariaga, Las Palmeras effortlessly combines traditional elements with a sleek, modern aspect. The streetside façade is as solid and intriguing as the Moorish homes of “Al-Andalus”, while the construction and geometry radiate a contemporary serenity and openness similar to the ambience of a 21st century monastery. “Some time ago,” explains Valentín de Madariaga, “an English client of mine at the time introduced me to feng shui, a Chinese art form which I try to apply to the Spanish landscape. For me, feng shui is about the relationship between the environment and sunlight, and the creation of peace and harmony.” The Las Palmeras resident is an avid contemporary art lover. The “backbone” of the residence, which threads together the structure and its various functions, is a long corridor that is used to display the owner’s personal art collection in varying formations. Indirect daylight illuminates the paintings along this corridor, which proceeds from the gymnasium to the dining and living areas, and then extends to the service areas and bedrooms of the parents and children. In total, the residence comprises 1,200 square metres. The various rooms are all oriented toward the covered terraces, which form a connection to the lawn. As Valentín notes, people in this area spend a great deal of their time outside, so the outdoor areas which flank the garden and the shaded galleries could be even more important than the functional interior spaces. A smooth transition from interior to exterior is created, with no less than 18 full glass Hi-Finity sliding doors providing a razor-thin separation between the two. The gymnasium’s sliding doors – which were specifically designed for this project, together with the Grupo Moncada installer – are particularly imposing. Viewed from the outside, the glass acts like mirrors reflecting the surroundings. Framed by the residence’s white profiles, the blurry image of the terraces and the vegetation almost creates a new modern painting: the latest asset in the owner’s collection. Las Palmeras Architect: Valentín de Madariaga Installer: Grupo Moncada – San Roque (Cádiz) Reynaers Aluminium info.spain@reynaers.com www.reynaers.es HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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FIRST PERSON

Creating Cool Spaces… and Protection from the Sun Interview with Tom Ward from The Shade Sail Company

Photos by: Mark Rood (www.iblueskyphotogaphy.com)

What made you decide to start up The Shade Sail Company? We moved to Spain in 2006, having lived in Australia for many years. We saw a need for unconventional shade systems like shade sails, here in Spain. I had some experience with shade sails in Australia, so we did some research and decided to set up The Shade Sail Company on the Costa del Sol, where the climate is virtually the same as in Perth in Australia. At the beginning we were having our sails made in Australia and importing them into Spain. For the

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past six years we have manufactured them here in our workshop on the Costa del Sol, which means we can provide a faster and more reliable service. Tell us more about the services you offer… We have a full design, manufacture and installation package. The Shade Sail Company offers the optional service to maintain your shade sail and structure at the end of summer by dismantling the sails and all rigging. We then clean the sails, rigging and fittings before packing them away in a custom-made

bag and storing them over the winter period. We currently maintain over 200 sails for clients. What are the shade sails actually made of? Shade sails are made from polyethelene, which is a very tough type of plastic and is woven like material with polyester threads. We only use a commercial grade for our sails, unlike some of the DIY type sails that can be very flimsy. To further strengthen our sails we use seat-belt like webbing for the edges.

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Where can shade sails be installed? Shade sails can provide a cost-effective solution for large areas such as swimming pools, playgrounds, car parking areas and tennis courts where minimal support is required. Shade sails can be installed virtually anywhere in residential or commercial situations. In certain circumstances (i.e. community pools or large commercial projects) it may be necessary to obtain local government authority permission prior to installation of shade sail structures.

What are the benefits of having a shade sail? Not only are shade sails versatile and great to look at, but the materials we use have very high UV resistance of up to 97 per cent so there’s little chance of getting sunburn. Also, due to the nature of the material, it creates a cool space under the shade with any breeze able to come through. They can be stand-alone using posts so you can shade space away from your property, unlike awnings, and the materials come in many different colours.

What do you enjoy most about your job? As we work outdoors most of the time, the weather is a big plus for us. We’ve also met many new friends through our work, so I’d definitely say the weather and the people are high on the list, but most importantly the satisfaction we get in transforming a space for our clients and for them to be satisfied and pleased with our work. The Shade Sail Company Finca Naundrup,
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Global Brand Synonymous With Chic Luxury Interview with Cécile Peyrard, Roche Bobois Marbella Manager

Tell us something about the history of Roche Bobois… Roche Bobois was founded in Paris in 1961 by two sets of progressive young brothers with furniture in their blood. Today Roche Bobois is a leading international brand, synonymous the world over with European luxury and the French Art de Vivre. Roche Bobois has 250 showrooms worldwide (100 company-owned). When did Roche Bobois open in Marbella? Roche Bobois opened in Marbella in August 1983, more than 30 years ago.

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How has Roche Bobois evolved since its Marbella inauguration? Roche Bobois now has three buildings extending over a total 1,200 square metres. At the beginning, we had one and over the years we expanded to the current three buildings, which allow us to present a significant part of our collection. In 2007, the Paris central office bought the franchise in Marbella and carried out a major renovation. Our aim is to have an attractive store, well presented with a large choice of furniture and accessories in both our collections, “Les Contemporains” and “Les Nouveaux Classiques”, to showcase the best of our products to customers.

What do you believe are the main reasons for Roche Bobois’s success? Roche Bobois has two new collections each year designed by some of the most talented established designers (Robert Tapinassi and Maurizio Manzoni, Christophe Delcourt, Ora Ito, René Bouchara, Hans Hopfer, Sacha Lakic, Stephen Burks, Cédrid Ragot, Mauro Lipparini). We have a constantly evolving portfolio of products which ensures that both our collections are relevant, on-trend and highly desirable. Roche Bobois works in exclusive partnerships with specialist semi-artisanal workshops in France, Italy and Portugal to manufacture goods of exceptional quality. A high level of customisation (includ-

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ing an extensive choice of materials, dimensions and finishes) is offered to designers and clients. Roche Bobois has its own significant style… how would you describe this style? The strength of Roche Bobois comes from its exclusivity and unique products, collaborations with talented designers and European manufacture. Roche Bobois is not selling furniture; it is selling a concept including all the decoration. French Art de Vivre… a dream. What are the main trends for this season? For the spring-summer collection we have taken

materials – marble, wood and leather – in their raw form and have tried to understand them better. The lines and form are fluid, harmonious and light, while remaining functional. The finishes are inspired by haute couture fashion, with specialist stitching techniques and button quilting. What key services do you offer? We offer customers a 3D design service. We prepare a plan of their house, recommending furniture and all the decoration: wallpaper, curtains, carpets, lamps and accessories. We have our own delivery service, and we install everything in our clients’ homes.

What do you enjoy most about your work? I launched Roche Bobois in 1989, and I stayed a few years in Paris in the export department. I love this brand and I know it very well. For me, Roche Bobois is a passion. It is fantastic to discover new collections and designs. It is always extremely interesting to create all the decoration for our customers’ homes. Roche Bobois C.C. Torre Real, A-7 Km.185, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 777 858 / 687 438 841 c.peyrard@roche-bobois.com www.rochebobois.com HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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GARDEN LANDSCAPE

A Pictorial Showcase of

Enchanting Gardens

Gardeners and garden-lovers are offered a magical tour of some of the world’s most stunning landscapes in Clive Nichols’ voluminous new book. To be published this month (March) by teNeues, “Paradise Found – Gardens of Enchantment” showcases a vivid and dreamy array of verdant settings, from English gardens to nature gardens, in 176 pages of evocative photos, plant portraits, and classic garden stories and quotes.

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A renowned garden and plant photographer, Nichols has received many awards for his work, his photos have appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he also leads a series of popular photography workshops for the Royal Horticultural Society of Britain.
 www.clivenichols.com / www.teneues.com

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Lifestyle TRAVEL & GETAWAYS Relaxing, stylish holiday havens in Spain and around Europe OPEN ROAD Visionary designs and state-ofthe-art motoring experiences GOURMET CUISINE Fine dining, wine notes and delicatessen specialities HEALTH & BEAUTY Cutting-edge wellbeing and personal enhancement ART & CULTURE Music, painting, theatre, films, books and photography NEWS & EVENTS Business bulletin, festive glamour and specialist advice Luxury road trip: www.abercrombiekent.co.uk

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TRAVEL & GETAWAYS

Palatial Hotel In the Sophisticated Heart of Madrid

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Featuring a completely remodelled design, the newlyopened Barceló Emperatriz reinterprets the palace aesthetics of 19th century Madrid in the centre of one of the city’s most elegant neighbourhoods. The hotel was inspired by the life of Eugenia de Montijo, Spain’s last empress, and created to emulate her cosmopolitan, intellectual and visionary life. Located in the centre of the Salamanca neighbourhood, next to Paseo de la Castellana and Calle Serrano, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure trips, and is an excellent starting point for discovering this sophisticated neighbourhood, home to some of the city’s top restaurants and most prestigious boutiques. The Barceló Emperatriz‘s B-Room concept is highlighted by completely fitted and decorated avant-garde furniture that contrasts with such classic details as Capitone armchairs, while guests also have access to cutting-edge technology including a connectivity panel, the Mini Media Hub, which connects the room’s TV with a mobile, tablet or laptop via USB connection or Bluetooth. The Mutis restaurant is decorated with floral motifs to reflect the empress’s love of nature, and offers a select menu that includes haute cuisine as well as daily Barceló Healthy Gourmet dishes that “combine the pleasure of fine dining with healthy eating”. Upstairs, the Sky Terrace has some of the best views over Madrid. www.barcelo.com HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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OPEN ROAD

Luxury Motoring

Around Five Continents

It has been described as “the most luxurious road trip on earth”, a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience for motoring enthusiasts. A joint project between Land Rover and travel partner Abercrombie & Kent, the trip takes in five continents, eight countries and nine luxury hotels. The itinerary has been developed to mark the launch of the Range Rover SVAutobiography, the latest variant of the British manufacturer’s luxury model line, featuring “unique exterior design enhancements, an exquisitely detailed interior and the most powerful engine ever offered in a Range Rover”. According to Mark Cameron, Land Rover experiential marketing director at Jaguar Land Rover, “From Europe to Australia, this trip is all about the epitome of luxury but done so in a Land Rover way – the unexpected, the off-the-beaten-

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track and the once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This itinerary represents the definitive drive adventure, achieved in the definitive vehicle.” Adds Abercrombie & Kent director of business development Simon Lynch, “Our love of adventure, combined with exploration and luxury for over 50 years, gave us the inspiration for this expedition, which is packed full of unforgettable experiences. Our pioneering customers will explore landscapes, see wildlife and meet communities well and truly off the beaten track.” Starting at £100,000 per person based on two travellers, the road trip is fully customisable according to guests’ preferences and is being offered through Abercrombie & Kent’s bespoke boutiques in Harrods London, City of London, Abu Dhabi and Monaco, as well as online at www.abercrombiekent.co.uk

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M. DOMENECH NISSAN QASQHAI 2.0 *AUTOMATIC *PANORAMIC-SUN-ROOF *MOD.2009 *12.890€

MERCEDES C 220 CDI BE AVANTGARDE *AUTOMATIC *2011 *20.890€

AUDI A8 3.0 TDI QUATTRO *BEIGELEATHER *SUN-ROOF *AUTOMATIC *BOSE-SISTEM *2010 *25.900€

BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC 6.0 560CV. *FULL-OPT. *BEIGE-LEATHER *PARK-CAM *2008 *95.890€

MERCEDES ML 350CDI BLUE-EFFICIENCE *AMG-SPORT *FULL-OPT *GPS *PARK-CAM *2012 *45.890€

MERCEDES E 220 CDI BLUEEFFICIENCE *FULL-OPTIONS *AUTOMATIC *2014 *47.900 €

BMW X6 4.0 D Xdrive *FULL-OPTIONS *09/2015 *14.000KM *99.890€

MINI COOPER EXCLUSIVE *MOD.2007 *BROWM-LEATHER *11.890€

AUDI A3 2.0 TDI CABRIO *S-LINE *AUTOMATIC *LEATHER *FULL-OPTION *2009 *21.890€

MERCEDES E 220 CDI *MOD.2015 *AMG-PAKET *AUTOMATIC *FULL-OPTIONS *42.900€

CADILLAC CTS 3.6 358 CV. *GPS *FULL-OPTIONS *AUTOMATIC *BEIGE-LEATHER *2004 *12.790€

BMW 330 D 240 CV. CABRIO *AUTOMATIC *BROWN-LEATHER *MOD.2008 *22.7900€

BMW X5 3.5 D 286 CV. SPORT-PAKET *FULL-OPTIONS *AUTOMATIC *LEATHER *MOD.2010 *32.980€

RANGE ROVER SPORT 3.6 TDV8 272CV. *FULL-OPTIONS *AUTOMATIC *2008 *90.000km.*31.790€

THE BEETLE 2.0 TFSI 200 CV. SPORT *2013 *AUTOMATIC-DSG *ALU-18 *54.000KM *20.890€

WV GOLF 1.6 TDI 105CV *06/2010 *11.870€

CARS FOR RENT

PEUGEOT 206 CABRIO SMALL-CARS 19€ / DAY

RENAULT MEGANE CABRIO CONVERTIBLE-CARS 29€ / DAY

Ctra. de Benahavís Km 0,1 (Guadalmina, close to Repsol-Supercor), Marbella

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LAND ROVER FREELANCER DIESEL-SUV-CARS 49€ / DAY

AUDI A6 2.7 TDI AVANT FAMILY-CARS 59€ / DAY

www.autosdomenech.com All prices include VAT, transfer and 12 months warranty

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a la carte

the Beach House Chic Dining by the Sea

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In preparing for our eagerly awaited day at the Beach House restaurant in Marbella we learned that during the summer season they open every morning for breakfast at 8.30 am and serve drinks in the lounge area until 1 am. It was going to be a long day, and night! As it was still winter (with shorter opening hours) we arrived around 11 am, to be greeted by a well-turned out and highly efficient member of the beach staff, and were shown to a beautiful luxury bed with superthick mattress, pillows and parasols. There was great attention to detail, including hand-made hardwood tables. Luxury and comfort personified… Asked if we would like a champagne breakfast, we enthusiastically concurred and asked for it to be brought to the bed. It was served almost in hotel fashion on large bamboo trays – creating a whole new dimension to “breakfast in bed”. The food was delicious with excellent quality ingredients. We relaxed, read, went for a stroll and dipped our toes into the water. It must be one of the best stretches of sand on the Costa del Sol – even during this time of the year, pristine with not a stone in sight. Just a pity the water was still a little too cold for a swim, for the less hardy. No matter, we spent the early afternoon relaxing some more, listening to stylish live music being played in the main restaurant by Felix, relaxed covers with a Caribbean feel. Propped up in the chiringuito (beach lounge) in big comfy sofas, a chilled-out, rustic area with a Polynesian ambience, in contrast to the main dining area in the restaurant. We enjoyed a light snack from the beach and bar menu: Brunotti Superfood salad and mixed sushi – healthy, refreshing and extremely tasty. After a brief siesta, we met some friends in the bar and took a late table reservation in the restaurant for dinner. Incredible how by night you could be in an entirely different establishment: romantic, formal and minimalist with attractive lighting. Another superb singer, La Negra Mayte, was entertaining us; again not intrusive at all, with sophisticated covers. As we had already eaten breakfast and lunch we suggested savouring some tapas as a starter for all to share. The waitress liaised with the kitchen team, who put together a wonderful array of dishes including gambas pil pil (spicy prawns), croquettes, squid and pata negra ham. We were unaware that the Beach House offered traditional chiringuito fare such as this – simply exceptional. For the mains we opted for their more typical modern European-style dishes, including wild turbot with king prawns. Oh yes, did we mention the sunset was incredible? And the superb wine list – clearly one of their passions. Urb. Coto de los Dolores, Elviria, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 839 458 info@thebeachhousemarbella.com www.thebeachhousemarbella.com Opening Hours Summer Season (1 March to 31 October) Breakfast: Every day 8.30-12.30 (from 1 April) Lunch: Every day 12.30-18.00 Dinner: Monday to Saturday 19.00-22.30 Beach Lounge/Drinks: Every day 8.30-01.00

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T-Bone Grill A Divinely Diverse Dining Experience

The name of this elegant restaurant in Marbella could be somewhat misconstrued. It is true that the establishment – located in Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel on the Golden Mile – offers diners a succulent T-Bone steak. However, in addition to Basquestyle grilled meats, the T-Bone Grill menu also includes a wide and varied range of starters, salads, vegetables, kebabs and desserts. The “star” dishes are grilled beef chop, steak tartar with Belon oysters and cod in breadcrumbs – while the highlight is roasted meat cooked using the Gorrotxategi family’s renowned techniques. Matías Gorrotxategi, who trained in haute cuisine with top chefs of the calibre of Juan Mari Arzak and Didier Oudill, is widely considered to be the best “parrillero” (grill chef) in Spain, and his son Iñaki is at the helm of the T-Bone Grill in Marbella. Earlier this year, Home & Lifestyle Magazine was invited to an exclusive press luncheon which showcased the restaurant’s diversity. So much so that some of those present were disappointed not to be served a T-bone steak! But only for a while… Any disappointment was soon quelled when the dishes (and carefully selected local wines) started to flow out from the kitchen in the hands of highly professional and amicable staff: grilled oysters, pickled winter vegetables, verdina beans in a green sauce with clams, veal shank and Darcis desserts and chocolates. Tel. (+34) 952 770 300 / www.melia.com

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WINE NOTES

The Best of Toro… for Mature Tastes By AJ Linn

Any wine aficionado arriving in the Toro region a couple of decades ago could probably have exchanged their car for a large vineyard. Marbella pioneer the Marqués de Salamanca did so some time earlier, when an old lorry got him what was then a vineyard-covered hillside in front of where the Marbella Club now stands. The peasants in both areas were literally scratching a living, and making wine was mere subsistence farming. Indeed back in those days many houses had a large flask propped up by the entrance, signifying wine was sold there. Bulk wine of course: no-one had got around to bottling it then, and the only customers were local people who thought no more of buying a five-litre garrafa of wine than buying a loaf of bread. Vineyards in the Toro region now sell for the same price as the best in Ribera del Duero – if you can find any for sale. The area sits on the banks of the Duero river, between Rueda (the white wine-growing denomination) and Los Arribes, and is about 40 kilometres from the Portuguese border. The climate is harsh, even more brutal than the boil-in-summer-freeze-in-winter temperatures of the Duero, and because of the intensely cold winter months the grapes apparently grow a thicker skin than in other areas, giving a deep red colour and high tannin levels to the wine. Indeed, this is what characterises Toro wines – strength and staying power. The main grape is Tinta de Toro, a local form of Tempranillo, and Malvasia white is also permitted, while Cabernet Sauvignon is not. Wines currently made in the region are down from the previous 16º alcohol to 14º or 15º. This is not a wine for careless quaffing. You need to plan the occasion, lay on substantial food, and make sure you have nothing to do later that afternoon. You also need to open the bottle well in advance, and many of the better Toro wines actually taste better the day following, so great is their desire to take in air slowly and develop gradually after opening. Before Toro became an officially-recognised wine region (DO) in 1987, much of the product went to Ribera del Duero to be blended but, when winemakers from other areas such as Alejandro Fernández of Tinto Pesquera and Eguren of Rioja moved in at the beginning of the decade, other big names from Rueda, Navarra, Rioja and Ribera bought vineyards in Toro. There are now some 60

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established bodegas in the zone, and the dirt-poor peasant who did not sell his vineyard to one of the incomers now sells the grapes he grows to the wineries at several times the price he got previously. The Eguren family sold their Numanthia Termes bodega to French luxury goods group LVMC in 2008, joining a portfolio that includes Chateau d’Yquem, Krug, Dom Pérignon and Moët & Chandon. There is considerable discussion as to whether the incomers paid too much for their vineyards, and whether the investment has been justified. Toro wines are now world-famous, and command, in the main, high prices. There will always be people who prefer Toro over other regions, but it is not a wine for all tastes due to its intensity and strength. One distinct advantage though is that you can safely lay it down for the next 10 to 15 years and it will only get better. AN AUSTRIAN CONNECTION The latest arrivals have usually been individual investors looking for small vineyards where they can make excellent wine in limited quantities. One of these, Martin Maria Krachler, comes from the wine-growing region south of Vienna, and his forebears have always been vintners. Martin María is an agricultural economist and wine technologist who has worked internationally, and he and his Spanish wife, Cristina, started some years ago to search for a region in Spain that could fulfil their ambitions of making an unusually high-quality wine. Finally they homed in on the small Valmartin winery in Argujillo, which had the right soil, a favourable micro climate, high altitude that ensured slow maturing and higher acidic content, and old vines with low production of between 1,300 and 2,500 kilograms/hectare. They also got an old subterranean bodega built into the rock. The couple’s first vintage was the 2012. There are two fine wines, perfect examples of the very best of the Toro region, and very well priced. The Tinto Roble 2013 costs €7.50, and the Crianza 2012 €9.50, ex-bodega. Both are made with 100 per cent Tinta de Toro. www.bodegasvalmartin.com

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Spanish DELI

Gourmet Experiences AROUND SPAIN

FUSION CUISINE IN MADRID Now celebrating its 14th anniversary, Madrid Fusión focused on new creative culinary paths, a return to our origins, American avant-garde and a homage to the “sweet-toothed revolution” in Spain. In all, more than 400 companies and institutions and nearly 300 restaurants took part in the gastro-festival, whose 2016 theme was “Cómete Madrid” (“roughly translated as “Eat Up Madrid”). The annual event has become a global showpiece of sensory experiences with food, wine and other alcoholic beverages, gastronomic culture (cuisine in photography, literature, music, art, theatre and film), gourmet delicatessens, local markets and cookery schools. www.madridfusion.net

EXOTIC MARMALADES… AND ANTI-AGEING CREAM La Chinata’s latest range of marmalades offers a tantalising taste of blended flavours. Comprising 55 per cent fruit in all combinations, the marmalades include orange with chocolate, strawberry with rose pepper, apricot with lime, pear with spices and apple with cinnamon. The company has also released a facial cream including the anti-oxidant ingredient lycopene, which is said to be anti-ageing, have a beneficial effect in cancer prevention and provide protection from macular degeneration. www.lachinata.es

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UPCOMING MAJOR CULINARY EVENTS IN SPAIN: • SALÓN DE GOURMETS IN MADRID. 4-7 April. www.gourmets.net • MÁLAGA GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL. 29 April-5 May. www.malagastronomyfestival.com

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

The Potential Health Benefits

of Walnuts

Medical Minutes by John Schieszer

Adding a handful of walnuts to your diet on a regular basis may help improve your cholesterol levels, according to American researchers. Investigators at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are now reporting weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Mediterranean diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. However, adding walnuts, which are high in polyunsaturated fats, may have a significant impact on cholesterol levels. Overweight and obese adult women were enrolled in a one-year behavioural weight loss program and randomly assigned to one of three diets consisting of: low-fat and high-carbohydrate; lowcarbohydrate and high-fat; or a walnut-rich, high-fat and low-carbohydrate diet. The findings showed that all three dietary plans promoted similar weight loss. Women lost the most weight with a low-fat diet, but that strategy did not result in the most benefit for lipid levels. The walnut-rich diet had the most impact on cholesterol levels by decreasing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or so-called bad cholesterol, and increasing beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL). The high-fat, low-carb group, which consumed monounsaturated fats, did not experience the same beneficial effects as the walnut-rich diet, which featured polyunsaturated fatty acids. At six months, the average weight loss was almost eight per cent among all groups. “This weight loss may not put these women at their ideal weight, but it made a significant reduction in their risk of cardiovascular and other diseases,” said principal investigator Cheryl Rock, PhD, from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Combating Migraines in a New Way

American researchers have discovered a new avenue for combating migraine headaches. They have identified a marker in the blood for episodic migraine, which is defined as having less than 15 headaches per month. Researchers in Baltimore (Maryland) conducted a study with 52 women with episodic migraine and 36 women who did not have any headaches. All the women underwent a neurologic exam and had their body mass index (BMI) measured and gave blood samples. Women with migraine had an average of 5.6 headache days per month. The blood samples were tested for a group of lipids that participate in energy homeostasis and regulate inflammation in the brain. The investigators found that the total levels of the lipids called ceramides were decreased in women with episodic migraine as compared to those women without any headache disorders. Women with migraines had approximately 6,000 nanograms per millilitre of total ceramides in their blood, compared to women without headaches who had about 10,500 nanograms per millilitre. Every standard deviation increase in total ceramide levels was associated with over a 92 per cent lower risk of having a migraine. “While more research is needed to confirm these initial findings, the possibility of discovering a new biomarker for migraine is exciting,” said study investigator B. Lee Peterlin, who is with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

John Schieszer is an award-winning international journalist and radio and podcast broadcaster of The Medical Minute. He can be reached at medicalminutes@gmail.com.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Take a Walk Through the Park Why Living Near Natural Areas Can Be Good For Your Health

By Rachel Garrod

It is intuitive that living near green spaces or having access to parks and forests should make us feel better, and there is much research to suggest that positive benefits are physical as well as mental. Studies show that people who live near green spaces have lower levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) compared with those living in mainly urban areas. There seem to be positive benefits for cardiovascular health and even a lower risk of death after a stroke if living near green areas. Although having better access to green areas is conducive to increased physical activity such as cycling and walking, it appears that the benefits of being near green spaces are to some extent independent of the amount of physical activity undertaken. A new study has raised the intriguing concept of “brain fatigue” as a potential explanation for these benefits. Until recently researchers were only able to measure brainwave activity in the lab. However, researchers from Edinburgh came up with the idea of using a novel portable machine that measures brainwaves during activity. Wearing unobtrusive electrodes hidden beneath an ordinary cap, the participants were asked to walk a route that consisted of three distinct areas. The walkers passed through an older historic shopping district in Edinburgh with

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only light traffic, they then walked through a park area and they finally ended the half hour walk by strolling through a busy commercial district with large volumes of traffic and plenty of concrete buildings. The measurements taken during the walk allowed the researchers to determine that when walking through the park area the brainwave patterns showed a more “contemplative” mood compared with the higher “arousal” and “frustration” associated with the urban areas. This change in brainwave pattern may be the link between reduced stress and the presence of green areas, with the brain “regenerating” itself during the walk in the park. If that all sounds a bit too “Dr Who”, well don’t worry: just take a stroll through one of the many stunning park areas here in Marbella and meditate on what a joy it is to live within an area of such natural beauty. Rachel Garrod PhD MSc is a physiotherapy lecturer and stop smoking counsellor Tel. (+34) 652 281 122 rachelgarrod1@gmail.com www.healthholidaysmarbella.healthblogs.org Guest blogger: www.marbellaazul.com

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ART & CULTURE

Debut Solo Exhibition by David Hulston

Born in 1952, David Hulston began drawing and painting as a child. His family were too poor to buy drawing books so his early artistic efforts were on the reverse side of wallpaper. He also recalls a new pencil being as rare a treat as the tin bath on Sundays! At 11 years of age, David began practising judo, a martial art in which he excelled – achieving a
2nd Dan nine years later. However, this promising career was ended by “an over-relaxed attitude to a machine tool which unhappily devoured his right index finger”. After a period working in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) on Cosworth engines and cryogenic and vacuum technology, David moved to Spain in 1997 and began to paint seriously.
 His first solo exhibition – held in February at the Gallery Art Club, located in the offices of the Swedish magazine Svenska Magasinet – was the result of those efforts. The artist is single with one adult son (Morgan) and lives in Los Pacos, Fuengirola. www.svenskamagasinet.nu / www.galleryartclub.com

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Historical Golf Moments on Show at Olympic Museum

With golf returning to the Olympic Games in Brazil this year after a 112-year absence, golf enthusiasts have been able to enjoy a fascinating pictorial trip down memory lane. The “Swing!” exhibition at the Olympic Museum gallery in Lausanne in January was held in conjunction with the International Golf Federation. Golf was played in the 1900 and 1904 Olympics but only 22 US golfers competed in the inaugural event in Paris, and the next Games were limited to Canadian and US men (77 in total). This year, the event will feature a wide

cross-section of countries, with the world’s top players qualifying through their respective men’s and women’s world rankings. The IGF was founded in 1958 “to encourage the international development of the game and to employ golf as a vehicle to foster friendship and sportsmanship”. It is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the official international federation for golf, and comprises 133 federations from 127 countries. Photos courtesy of the IGF: www.igfgolf.org HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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news Cape Reed Group

CONTEMPORARY MEDITERRANEAN Look for Timber Structures

The Cape Reed group of companies has introduced a new white wash finish to its timber constructions. According to the company, “Historically, these timber constructions were painted with a dark brown or black varnish which creates a rather rustic look. However, questions were asked about whether a Cape Reed structure could also fit into a modern contemporary theme.” This inspired the designers at Cape Reed to develop a white wash paint application for these timber structures that provides a modern contemporary

look to outdoor entertainment structures (such as chiringuitos and pergolas) and which also resembles a typical Mediterranean look. An excellent example of this can be found at the Sea Grill restaurant (Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella), where the thatch roofs in combination with the clean white wash timbers create an idyllic scene. This “new look” also comes with Cape Reed’s customary 15-year product guarantee. Tel. (+34) 951 775 495 / 638 421 464 / www.capereed.com

Magix FM Marbella

New Radio Station on the Costa Airwaves A radio station for dance music lovers has been launched on the Costa del Sol, featuring top DJs from around the world and covering an area from Estepona to La Cala de Mijas. According to Magix FM, the primary target market is Marbella and listeners aged from 20 to 50. As founder Michiel van Dommelen explains, “We have worked hard to create relationships with the DJs we believe in; we want to promote their talents and for our listener’s pleasure.” These include Nicky Romero, Paul Oakenfold, Aly & Fila, Ultra Music Festival, Spinnin’ Records, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Mark Brown, Tiesto, John Digweed, Adam Beyer, Nicole Moudaber, Mark Knight and Sander van Doorn. www.magixfm-marbella.es

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Cafeteria y Panaderia La Heredia

EASTER CELEBRATIONS FROM BREAKFAST TO LUNCH

Spain2brain Marketing

Creating Ideas for Exclusive Property Projects

Cafeteria y Panaderia La Heredia on the Ronda road is organising a special event for Easter. On Sunday 27 March there will be an Easter breakfast and Easter lunch, with both offering two different menus to choose from. There is limited space so reservations are necessary. Urb. La Heredia, Crta. De Ronda Km. 43, San Pedro de Alcántara Tel. (+34) 952 927 081

Specialising in exclusive property marketing and providing clients with a personalised and dedicated service in Marbella and elsewhere on the Costa del Sol, spain2brain S.L. offers clients photography and modern web and graphic design. After years of work experience in Germany and Spain the founders, Bettina Lewitzke and Michael Brik, have a sound business knowledge and distinctive abilities in marketing, sales and business management. “We are multilingual and focus on customer needs and requirements to provide high-quality service. We can help you in any creative project through breathtaking ideas, innovation and a professional workflow.” Bettina (+34) 619 700 345, Michael (+34) 727 731 555 info@spain2brain www.spain2brain.com

Paves Joyeros

Cutting-Edge Timepiece Gifts for Father’s Day

Spain celebrates Father’s Day (Día del Padre) on 19 March, and Paves Jewellers have the ideal gifts for those looking for something special this year. The XCOR Valjoux watch is from the Luminox range, which was launched in 1989 (Lumi is Latin for light and Nox is Latin for night). This stunning model highlights Luminox’s commitment to creating cutting-edge luminescence and readability in its line of high-performance sports watches. Meanwhile, the P1-3 (Orange) from SevenFriday is inspired by Kuka, an advanced German manufacturer of robotic industrial machines used in high-tech automation plants. Orange is the signature colour of the Kuka

robots – hence the use of this vibrant hue on the P1-3 (Orange) watch case and dial. A relatively new Swiss watch brand (launched in December 2012), SevenFriday places a key emphasis on design that draws inspiration from industrial elements. www.paves.es

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news Bromley Estates Marbella

Launch of New Apartments at Benalmádena Resort

UKonlinedoctor.com Service Bromley Estates Marbella is the exclusive promoter for the newly launched Benalmádena Golf Homes resort, the company’s fourth collaboration with Spanish property giant Neinor Homes. The lifestyle and golf resort was officially launched on the market for sale at the end of January, and the show flats are now open to the public for viewings. “The Benalmádena Golf Homes resort offers investors access to prime residential, holiday or rental properties at very reasonable prices,” says Bromley Estates Marbella managing director Hayley Bromley. “We expect an extremely fast sell out of this development due to the price point, location, quality and superb amenities: golf, tennis and paddle tennis courts are literally a few steps from the front door and the beach, marina and thriving town centre are a couple of minutes away by car. There are no comparable properties in the Benalmádena area.” Tel. (+34) 952 939 460 info@benalmadenagolfhomes.com www.bromleyestatesmarbella.com

Access to GMC Doctors for Expats in Spain A new medical service will be available from the end of March using online video technology to provide English-speaking patients in Spain with online consultations and diagnoses from experienced UK doctors. According to UKonlinedoctor.com, it will be possible to book real-time live video consultations using a smartphone, laptop, tablet or PC at a pre-arranged time for a monthly subscription fee of £4.99 and £24.99 per 15-minute consultation. The UKonlinedoctor.com service is also available in the UK, and will be launched throughout Spain within the next 12 months, followed by Dubai and Singapore. “Our expat service is designed to give British patients peace of mind by enabling them to speak directly to a UK doctor, fully registered, appraised and regularly revalidated by the General Medical Council,” explained founder and head GP Dr Raj Kohli. “We can also issue and fulfil prescriptions for Britishbranded medication which can be delivered direct to the patient’s door, and if a referral is necessary this can be arranged via our partners in Spain.” info@ukonlinedoctor.com / www.ukonlinedoctor.com

Spanish Open

European Tour Action Returns to the “Costa del Golf” Over the past four decades the Costa del Sol has been a major focal point of golf on the European continent. No other area has such a high concentration of golf courses and the Coast’s leading clubs have welcomed a veritable who’s who of global stars competing in major European Tour events and other international tournaments. However, then the crisis hit, tournament sponsors became wary, the Junta de Andalucía (regional government) re-focused its promotional activities away from directly organising golf tournaments… and the annual calendar became threadbare. Actually empty. The last European Tour event held on the Costa del Sol was the NH Collection Open at La Reserva de Sotogrande in April 2014, a relatively minor tournament (in spite of the host club’s pedigree) co-sanctioned with the European Challenge Tour. Now there has finally been some good news to cheer up the local golf industry and fans. Valderrama – Spain’s most famous golf course – will be hosting the Open de España from 14 to 17 April. The Open de España is one of the Tour’s most venerable championships, dating to 1912, and this year’s €2 million edition will have a celebrated new co-host, the Sergio Garcia Foundation.

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Cultural Agenda Exhibitions, Concerts, Lectures and Book Launches along the Costa del Sol Warhol Exhibition at Guggenheim

Spanish premiere of Pollock Mural

LEGENDARY MURAL BY JACKSON POLLOCK Considered by many experts to be the most important painting in US modern art, Jackson Pollock’s Mural will be on show at Museo Picasso Málaga from 1 April to 11 September. This is the first time, “and perhaps the last” according to then museum, that the mural (which measures six metres wide by almost 2.5 metres high) will be shown in Spain. The artwork is the largest painted by Pollock, and represented a turning point in his career, entailing an evolution from figurative painting to abstract expressionism. www.museopicassomalaga.org

SHADOWS BY ANDY WARHOL The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is exhibiting Shadows (1977-78) by Andy Warhol until 2 October, 102 large-format, silk-screened panels that reflect some of the artist’s explorations with abstraction.” Far from replicas,” explain the organisers, “each Shadow corresponds to a form that reveals its space with precision and selfawareness, directing the spectator’s gaze to light, the central subject of the series. By focusing on the shadow to devise light as sparks of colour, Warhol returns to the quintessential problem of art: perception. As he asserted, ‘When I look at things, I always see the space they occupy. I always want the space to reappear, to make a comeback, because it’s lost space when there’s something in it.’” www.guggenheim-bilbao.org

COSTA DEL SOL DFAS Three lectures organised by the Costa del Sol Decorative and Fine Arts Society are scheduled for March and April. • Leipzig: Architecture, Art and Music – JS Bach, Mendelssohn and Wagner: Monday 14 March at 4.30 pm, Salon Varietes (Fuengirola), lecturer Dennis Moriaty. • Granada – a Story of the Opposite Hill (a walk through Islamic Granada in the 15th century): Tuesday 15 March at 10.30, Danish Club, Urb. Haza del Algarrobo, Mijas-Fuengirola Road, lecturer Rafael Anderson. • The Woven Art and Symbolism of the Nomadic Tribes of Iran and Afghanistan: Monday 11 April at 4.30 pm, Salon Varietes (Fuengirola), lecturer Brian Macdonald. Visitors are welcome (€10) www.costadelsoldfas.com

BENAHAVÍS DFAS The Benahavís Decorative and Fine Arts Society is organising two lectures in March and April. • In the Footsteps of Van Gogh: Tuesday 22 March at 6.30pm, Benahavís Town Hall, lecturer Peter Webb. • When Brian Clicked – Fab Photos from the Swing Sixties: Tuesday 26 April at 6.30pm, Benahavís Town Hall, lecturer Brian Stater. Doors open at 5.30 pm – café/bar available. www.benahavisdfas.com/events

NEW NOVEL FROM MARION LEIGH Costa del Sol-based thriller writer Marion Leigh launched her latest novel, Dead Man’s Legacy, in February at Bookworld Puerto Banús. A sequel to The Politician’s Daughter, the book takes the reader on “a fast-paced tour of the Bahamas, Las Vegas and the Great Lakes of North America in an exhilarating tale of money, greed, treachery and lust”. Dead Man’s Legacy is available in paperback from Bookworld, Amazon, The Book Depository and other outlets, as well as in e-book format. www.marionleigh.com HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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Events

Exquisite Roche Bobois Cocktail Presentation Public relations guru Theresa Bernabe organised a lavish cocktail party for Roche Bobois to present their penthouse suite at the Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous array of drinks and canapés at the exclusive event, and had the opportunity of perusing the elegant décor around the suite and enjoying the panoramic views from the luxurious terrace. www.rochebobois.com / www.meliahotelsinternational.com

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Mortgages in Spain The Minimum Interest Rate Charged Article supplied by Arcos & Lamers

Here we briefly and simply explain the main issues concerning the minimum interest rate charge on a mortgage in Spain – the so-called “cláusula suelo”. Related to the mortgage loan and the property purchase by mortgage, this contractual clause stipulates a minimum amount payable to the bank, even though the ordinary interest rate that has been agreed with the financial institution is now lower or is decreasing. This clause only benefits the bank. The lower the interest rate, the less a client should have to pay, but in establishing this clause the banks ensure a minimum charge. In other words, it does not allow the debtor to benefit from a fall in the index. It is also possible that the bank includes a “cláusula techo” (roof clause), which limits the maximum interest rate a debtor would have to pay the bank if the index rose considerably. However, banks tend to set this above the usual market value, so this “roof clause” does not become effective – and is in fact exorbitant. Although the application of these clauses may be in accordance with the law, in most cases they are unfair due to lack of transparency, or not reporting their presence and their consequences. The “cláusula suelo” applies to mortgages of variable interest rate (in Spain the Euribor is often used as a reference), which represent most of the mortgage loans made in Spain.

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To find out if your mortgage in Spain contains the “cláusula suelo”, you should check the mortgage loan deed and determine if any of the following expressions appear in it: • “límite mínimo del tipo de interés del (…) %” • “límites a la variedad del tipo de interés” • “tipo de interés remunerado aplicable” • “tipo aplicable de interés ordinario” • “tipo de interés nominal” • “en ningún caso el tipo nominal anual podrá ser inferior al (…) %” Our company carries out a preliminary study of your Spanish mortgage and, if your legal case is highly feasible, we can help you remove any “cláusula suelo” from your Spanish mortgage loan, enabling you to benefit from a lower interest rate and receive a refund of amounts over-charged. Arcos & Lamers Asociados Avda. Ricardo Soriano, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 775 010 www.arcos-lamersasociados.com

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