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

May-June 2016

Décor & Design 14 Outdoor: durable comfort 58 Lighting: quality appeal 64 Tableware: sunny splashes 68 Domotics: home technology 74 Fabrics: summery hues 80 Living Rooms: elegant airiness

Lifestyle & Leisure

88 Wallpapers: striking patterns

120 Travel: rustic relaxation in Grazalema

92 Bedrooms: soothing innovation

122 Motoring: pop art design for Bentley

98 Floors: cosy minimalism 102 Globally Green: latest eco trends 104 Exhibitions: premier global showcases

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124 A La Carte: fine dining with a touch of style 130 Spanish Deli: gourmet delicacies 136 Wine Notes: pure tradition in Rioja 138 Sport & Fitness: privileged setting in Marbella

News & Events 144 Festive review of inaugurations, anniversaries

and celebrations

148 Bulletin of companies, organisations and

people in the headlines

106 Property & Design Showcase: dream homes

140 Medical Minutes: benefits of coffee and vitamin C

152 The Final Word: specialist expatriate advice

112 First Person: business insights

142 Health & Beauty: importance of good breathing

from leading experts

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MARMOL MARBLE | CERÁMICA TILE | BAÑOS BATHROOMS | COCINAS KITCHENS

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ISSUE 45 MAY & JUNE 2016

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The Berry pouffe by Paola Lenti has a removable upholstery cover, is suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and comes in a variety of contemporary colours. Paola Lenti is available from selected outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.paolalenti.it).

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FROM THE

Some readers might open this issue of Home & Lifestyle Magazine and have a déjà vu moment. “Hang on, didn’t they cover outdoor décor last time.” And indeed they would be right. We did – and we’re not finished yet! As we never grow tired of declaring, one of the most wonderful aspects of life in southern Spain is being able to enjoy exquisite weather most of the year, and some pretty pleasant days even in the midst of winter. That also means making sure our homes are set up all yearround for al fresco entertaining, relaxing on the terrace or lounging around the pool, but especially at this time of the year – the key seasonal gateway into summer. To help with those endeavours, our bumper outdoor feature this issue covers everything from seating, cushions, tables, loungers, sofas and dining sets to barbecues, patio heaters, covered terrace extensions, pergolas and shade sails. In our other highlighted Décor & Design sections, we check out latest trends and styles for quality lighting, summery tableware, flamboyant fabrics, wallpapers with the wow factor, cosy floor coverings, state-of-the-art home technology, soothing bedroom ambiences and revamped living areas. We also look back at one of the international home decoration industry’s premier showcases, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April, and feature a selection of the pacesetting furniture products and furnishing accessories that were on display in Milan. Back home, we enjoy a relaxing getaway in the picturesque mountain surroundings of Grazalema to rejuvenate our mind, body and soul for the home refurbishment work that awaits us this spring. Always immensely pleasurable work, of course! Elsewhere, our roving wine correspondent takes us on a fascinating journey into the venerable past (and distinguished present) of, arguably, Spain’s most internationally familiar wine-growing region, La Rioja; and we visit a burgeoning new gourmet market in Fuengirola. Finally, as summer nears and we strengthen our resolve to be in proper shape and good health for the festive months ahead, we put ourselves in the expert hands of the sport and fitness team at Marbella’s Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa; and receive some alwayswelcome and timely advice from our own medical specialist, on this occasion about the potential benefits of coffee and vitamin C for, respectively, helping MS sufferers and preventing cataracts.

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Luxury weaving raja wallpaper created by Elitis… available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com).

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Trocadero. Dining room, design Pierre Dubois and Aimé Cécil.

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French Art de Vivre

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Living For The

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The new Air collection is a sophisticated and eye-catching range by Belgian outdoor furniture company Manutti. Like all the ranges that Manutti produces, this stunning furniture collection offers an elegant and contemporary design for any outdoor area. Manutti is available from The White House in Urb Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and Siesta Homes in C.C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

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This is set to be a busy year for the outdoor furniture sector, with exciting new collections being launched. Trends are leaning towards using durable but lightweight materials that are made for superlative seating comfort. Outdoor living is a huge part of life on the Costa del Sol, and so is stylish living! Outdoor furniture that looks beautiful and is long-lasting is well worth the investment, so choose carefully and you will reap the benefits for years to come. Wide seats with large cushions are always inviting but make sure your outdoor furniture is the right size for your patio or terrace so that it doesn’t clutter the area. Your furniture should adorn the space, making it an attractive and restful area in which to pass away those lazy, sun-filled days – while also offering practicality and good use of space.

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Relax in style this summertime…

Above This charming lounge set from G&G Italia’s Momentum collection is made out of teak wood, with weaving composed of special outdoor rope that comes in a wide variety of colours. The collection includes a sofa set, dining chair and table. G&G Italia is situated in CC Plaza del Mar in Marbella (www.gg-italia.net). Below The Mbrace range by Dedon is luxuriously casual and eye-catching. The collection was conceived by rising European designer Sebastian Herkner, and its name represents its goal: to give you warm hug as you sit in it. Dedon is available at UDesign (official Costa del Sol distributor) in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) .

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Fulfilling your every dream... If you can dream it... we can build it

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

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Above The Double collection for Roda was designed by Italian architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni. It is an articulated and “total outdoor” seating system including sofas, armchairs, poufs and chairs set out to recreate the feeling of relaxing indoors even though you are outside. The aluminium structure is light and strong whilst the upholstery is soft and multi-layered. The padding is waterproof with a superlative quick-dry material. Available in selected outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.rodaonline.com). Below The “Traveler Europeen” armchair with hood from Roche Bobois comes in a wide range of materials, colours and dimensions. The seat and back can be upholstered in either leather or fabric and the cushions are filled with goose and duck feathers for extra comfort, with a fire-proof, heat-resistant foam in the seat. Designed by Stephen Burks, one of the most highly regarded American industrial designers of his generation, the collection symbolises the transatlantic partnership between the American designer and the French furniture giant Roche Bobois, expressing both the historic and cultural identities of each country. Roche Bobois is situated in Torre Real (www.roche-bobois.com).

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The Ego Paris Hive collection is designed by Fabrice Berrux and is so named as it represents a hive where people can come together and converse in the outdoors. Ego Paris is available from Siesta Homes in Centro Comercial Plaza (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

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Above The Rope outdoor sofa collection is UV and water-resistant. It goes perfectly with the stylish Venice coffee table. Available at UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). Below This white aluminium outdoor lounge collection has a strong modular framework with comfortable taupe cushions that are weatherproof. The sturdy frame and quick-dry foam cushions are easy to clean, making it perfect for outdoor use. Available at Imperial in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).

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Part of a lounge set that offers a sleek contemporary design for your terrace or patio, this innovative sun lounger has an adjustable back for extra personal comfort. Available from Imperial Furniture in the Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).

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The Round collection by outdoor furniture giant Point was designed by Francesc Rifé, and is made up of 20 individual items in total. Francesc Rifé combines the synthetic fabric of Shintotex with natural teak on an aluminium frame. It comes in two tones of grey and the new multi-colour, which is a blend of grey and beige. Point is available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com). MAY � JUNE ���6

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Vivienda Las Palmeras (Sotogrande) · Arquitecto: Valentín de Madariaga · Installer: Moncada Aluminium · Fotografía: Claudio Curia

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

REYNAERS ALUMINIUM info.spain@reynaers.com www.reynaers.es

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Dining Out At Home Al fresco dining is a wonderful way to enjoy the summer – bringing together family and friends in beautiful natural surroundings over a delicious meal – so your outdoor dining table and chairs need to be carefully considered.

Cane-line’s Copenhagen aluminium seating series was created by design team Strand+Hvass and comes in three different styles – lightweight dining chairs which come with arms and without, and low seated rocking chairs. Available from the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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

FOR CONTEMPORARY & MODERN SPANISH LIVING Unique Fires Energy saving & clean instant heat only when you need it

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Above The Menton-Lille aluminium dining set has a fresh and stylish design that is lightweight and easy to stack. With its sea-blue cushions, this dining set offers a cool contemporary look for the summer. Available at De Tropen (www.detropen.es). Free delivery to the Costa del Sol. Below This sleek dining set with an aluminium extendable table that can seat up to 12 diners is available at Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es). The seat cushions are easily removable with Velcro fasteners, and they combine well with the high armrests to offer extremely comfortable seating.

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Above The Faz dining range by Vondom was designed by Ramón Esteve and is characterised by a contemporary angular appearance that reflects light and shade. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Vondom is available at Magyk (www.magyk.es) and Outdoor Concepts (www.outdoorconcepts.es), both situated in San Pedro de Alcántara. Below The monocoque structure of these stackable dining chairs – consisting of the arms, seat and back – is made out of die-cast aluminium, while the legs comprise extruded aluminium and the frame is available in eight attractive colours. The aluminium dining table, with a single slab of porcelain stoneware for the tabletop, comes in three different sizes and colour variations. Available at Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).

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Make sure your table not only accommodates the usual number of diners who are visiting but also offers enough space for various dishes and utensils, thus not cluttering the table. As barbecues and buffets become more popular over the summer months, an ample table will serve you well for such occasions. Seating that is not too heavy, is comfortable and durable, and which aesthetically complements the table it surrounds, is key to the perfect dining set. Above This striking outdoor dining set from G&G Italia, aptly named Timeless, combines teak wood with pearl German satin fibre. G&G Italia is situated in CC Plaza del Mar (www.gg-italia.net). Below These dining chairs from the Canasta range by B&B Italia were designed by internationally renowned designer Patricia Urquiola. The elegant chairs have a geometric woven pattern that has given the Canasta range iconic status, while the table comes with a porcelain stoneware or ceramic top with a steel frame. Available in selected outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.bebitalia.com).

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

IMPERIAL FURNITURE HAVE IT ALL

A wide variety in beds and mattresses. Not only for regular beds but also customized size and design.

We have a wide range in furniture. Modern style or in solid wood, we have it all. Check our web site.

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Outdoor Rug Appeal

Designed by Sandra Figuerola, the Palermo kilim rug by Gan Rugs is 100 per cent new wool and reversible featuring a knitted stool, also by Gan. It is available from Siesta Homes in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

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Above The Twist & Shout rug by Vondom designed by Karim Rashid is extremely soft and UV resistant. The eye-catching design makes this outdoor rug a real talking point. Vondom is available from Magyk (www.magyk.es) and Outdoor Concepts (www.outdoorconcepts.es), both situated in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara. Below The Fia collection by Pappelina comes in 12 attractive and contemporary colours. Pappelina is available from Siesta Homes in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva AndalucĂ­a (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

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Go bold with some brightly-coloured outdoor rugs from Zara Home (www.zarahome.es).

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designer furniture

Sofas - Armchairs - Corner Units - Coffee Tables - Dining Chairs - Dining Tables - Cushions - Sunbeds Outdoor Carpets - Loveseat - Daybeds - Swings

For the latest innovation in outdoor living visit our New Showroom: C.C Plaza del Mar , C/ Camilo Jose Cela SN , 29602 , Marbella Tel: + 34 952 83 54 56 ; Mob: +34 676 73 71 48 - sales@gg-italia.net - www.gg-italia.net


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A Sizzling Summer...

Jamie Oliver’s passion for grilling and dining outside inspired this innovative six-seater grilling dining set, which features an integrated grill as well as an ice bucket in the centre of the table allowing you to cook and dine at the same time. Available from De Tropen with free delivery (www.detropen.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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Above The iconic Weber Original Kettle Premium barbecue comes with a one-touch easy cleaning system, hinged triple-plated grate and built-in thermometer. Weber is available at various outlets along the Coast. Below This sleek stainless steel barbecue is a new revolutionary concept in professional gas barbecues. It is made of superlative materials and finishes with a hand-polished mirror effect. There are five independent stainless steel burners giving out a total power of 20 kW. Its quick and intuitive control panel offers full control at all temperature times, allowing you to be able to cook different types of food at the same time. The steel grates enable you to cook meat and fish quickly. There is also a polished black granite sink to dispose of dishes and utensils whilst cooking. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).

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DECO LIFESTYLE DESIGN SHOP

centro comercial centro plaza 44-46, nueva andalucia, naast de bullring in puerto banus telefoon +34 952 908 705 | openingingstijden: maandag-vrijdag 10.00 -18.00, zaterdag 10.00 -14.00 www.siestainteriordesign.com | info@siestainteriordesign.com | facebook: siesta interior design


OUTDOOR TRENDS

Magical Fire

Above Left Now you can enjoy outdoor living no matter what the weather. The Tube is a portable patio heater that has a beautiful gentle flame, offering a wonderful warm ambience. Its cylindrical glass top enables the flames to be visible from all angles. Available at Unique Fires (www.uniquefires.com). Above Right Candles create a warm and inviting ambience. These models come in various sizes and shapes and the circular candles even float on water. Available from La Casa Bonita in CC La Colonia in San Pedro de Alcántara. Below The Scope fireplace grate is ecofriendly as it burns bioethanol, making it easy to use and maintain due to the absence of carbon residue. It is also safer than a traditional wood-burning fireplace as it does not have flying embers. Available at Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).

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The Outdoor Retreat…

Add a touch of luxury to your outdoor living area with a customised wooden structure. These eye-catching structural designs harmonise perfectly with the natural surroundings. The materials have been harvested and sourced in accordance with ecologically-friendly practices and guidelines. This particular structure (pictured) provides shade at the end of the swimming pool, offering a stylish area to lounge outside by the water’s edge. The project was carried out by Cape Reed in CC Marbelah Pueblo (www.capereed.com).

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Above This stunning pergola installed right next to the pool, with up and down lighting, is a fabulous way to extend your living area to the outdoors. The wooden decking gives the area a warm and inviting feel, making this structure a perfect place for the family to come together in the evening for al fresco meals. Left This strong wooden pergola offers outdoor lounging and dining Balinese-style. Here a simple but elegant net curtain is wrapped around each post; it can be drawn across to add privacy or to give a break from the sun when it is low. Both projects on this page were carried out by Timber Design (www.timberdesign.es).

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This striking modern outdoor living area with its wooden thatched roof serves as a luxurious extension to the main house. Pictured here you can see how the timber can be painted in contemporary white to give a bright and fresh look, and provide this extra living area with an airy feel. The project was carried out by Cape Reed in CC Marbelah Pueblo (www.capereed.com).

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Above The Biossun bioclimatic cover allows the sun’s rays and natural air circulation to be controlled by moving blades in the roof which swivel so you can direct the light and air throughout the day as the sun moves around. If it is raining, the blades can be moved into a flat position by using a remote control to protect you from the rain. Available at Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). Below Shade sails are an elegant and economical way to create shade for a terrace, garden or carport. They come in a variety of colours and are tailor-made to fit your exact space. As they are fixed onto a post or tree, they can be mounted and dismounted easily and, when not in use, they can be cleaned so that they always look sleek and attractive. Available from The Shade Sail Company in Calahonda (www.theshadesailcompany.com).

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Many studies have shown that the quality of light affects people in several different ways. For example, well thought-out lighting in an office has been proved to increase productivity and it is universally accepted that people are attracted to places, such as shops and public facilities, that are beautifully lit. Good quality lighting lifts the mood and attracts people to the space that is being illuminated, so it is vital to have good lighting in the home to make you feel as comfortable as possible in your living space. This Drop Cap pendant set by Plumen is a playful lighting collection. The exposed bulbs are characteristic of Plumen and, with its multi-coloured cables, the suspension lamp will certainly be a talking point in the home. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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The delicate Wireflow suspended lamp designed by Arik Levy for Vibia is a modern take on the traditional chandelier. The cable-like structure gives this lamp a futuristic look that is also very original, with its outline providing both great delicacy and a strong formal presence. Using CREA product configurator software, the design can be modified to adapt to your specific project requirements. Vibia is available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es).

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Hanging Out For Dinner

Above Left The Foscarini Aplomb pendant lamp offers precise lighting. It has a concrete shade which makes the cable taut giving it a formal but very attractive appearance. Foscarini is available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es). Above Right The Nafir collection was designed by Karim Rashid for Axolight. It comes with a white exterior shade with a white or gold interior or a chrome exterior with a white interior. Axolight is available from Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es).

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The Ufo Out suspension lamp by Carpyen has an aluminium cable and a white polyethylene shade. It offers a warm and sophisticated white light and is ideal for outdoor use. Carpyen is available from Magyk in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.magyk.es).

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Above This vivacious floral range by Vista Alegre puts a bit of sunshine onto your table. On a white tablecloth, don’t be afraid of a splash of colour to bring everything to life. Available at Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.puya.es). Below Villeroy & Boch’s Floreanna collection truly embraces the spring and summer with this delicate floral pattern in pastel colours. Available at Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.puya.es). Next page Kim Sooji, a talented artist and intern at Bloomingville, made this beautiful design for their latest spring/summer tableware collection. The exotic plant print gives this pastel-coloured tableware set a splash of eye-catching elegance. Available online from www.bloomingville.com

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Table Floral Elegance We all love flowers on our dining tables so why not extend this to our tableware‌ Floral patterns have returned with gusto in many of the latest design collections, brightening up our homes and adding a more natural feel.

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Above Left This hand-carved burned wooden bowl by Muubs has a rough surface that gives its appearance a unique and natural look. Muubs is famous for its raw approach to designs, which are highly contemporary and Scandinavian in style. Muubs is available from the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es). Above Right The Santorini range by Pomax puts a splash of Mediterranean onto your table. Pomax is available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com). Below This attractive dining set by Zara Home offers elegance and simplicity with a timeless design. Mixing white porcelain with glass and silver is a wonderful way of achieving a sophisticated look for your dining table (www.zarahome.com).

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Your Hi-Tech Home

The Samsung 9500 curved series has a bevelled edge that provides a greater depth to the TV screen and offers high-quality viewing with its nano crystal colour. Samsung is available from Blankenstein Digital Solutions in Fuengirola (www.blanksat.com) and TD Sat & Sound (www.tdsatandsound.com).

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Yamaha’s Restio IOSX-80 offers interior design through music which can be either wall-mounted or placed on a shelf. It offers compatibility with streaming services and Yamaha’s new MusicCast system that can be controlled from one app and provides more ways to enjoy music than ever before. The front panel is made out of a single sheet of expanded steel mesh, thus reducing waste and making it more environmentally friendly. Yamaha is available from Blankenstein Digital Solutions in Fuengirola (www.blanksat.com).

The Bowers & Wilkins T7 portable and wireless Hi-Fi speaker emits superlative sound. It has excellent stability due to its Micro Matrix which braces the cabinet and reduces distortion and vibration. The twin bass radiators give it a solid bass with impact and depth. It is possible to stream audio directly from any Bluetooth-enabled PC, tablet or mobile phone without having to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Its Bluetooth aptX allows you to stream high quality audio files for crystal clear sound. There are no wires and it can be played for 18 hours. Bowers & Wilkins is available from TD Sat & Sound (www.tdsatandsound.com).

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The Play 1 Sonos wireless speaker has two custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers and Trueplay tuning, delivering sound that is true to the music and fills the room. Your music can be controlled by streaming services from a single app (on your smartphone, tablet or computer) and functions via Wi-Fi. Installation is simple and there are options to expand your system if desired. Sonos is available from TD Sat & Sound (www.tdsatandsound.com) and Blankenstein Digital Solutions in Fuengirola (www.blanksat.com).

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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 dÊcor 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.

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Casadeco’s new Crepuscule collection of plain and voile fabrics in delicate pastel colours truly typifies summer. The voile is dyed thread, giving it a natural appearance; and the composition is made of largely acrylic with polyester and linen. Casadeco is available from Siesta Homes in CC Plaza (www.siestainteriordesign.com), Casasola Muebles in Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com) and Tela Bella near to the Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).

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This summer brighten up your rooms with gorgeous fabrics that typify the season. The new collections are so varied that anything goes! From floral or tropical prints to soft pastels and warm hues, we are spoilt for choice…

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Above Right Villa Nova’s versatile Geneva collection is a durable, washable linen union with a soft, brushed finish. It is designed to fit into either a classic or modern interior design and can be used in a wide range of ways from cushions, drapes and blinds to loose covers and a practical choice for upholstery. Villa Nova is available from Cort Idea in their new showroom on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es) and Casasola Muebles in Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com). Above Left The new Origami collection by Saum & Viebahn won a Red Dot Design Award for its design elegance. This high-quality fabric with its honeycomb pattern is a charming and versatile design that would fit into any style of room. Saum & Viebahn is available at Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), The White House in Urb Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and Cort Idea in their new showroom on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es). Left The Emin collection by Romo is a versatile linen and viscose blend. It is durable and perfect for upholstery, and is gentle to the touch and very supple – so drapes beautifully. Romo is available at Casasola Muebles in Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com), Cort Idea in their new showroom on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es) and Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com).

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Above Left The stunning Victoria collection by Casamance offers rich hues of blues and greens. Made of 100 per cent cotton, this beautiful fabric is vibrant in its design but light and airy in texture. Available at UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Casasola Muebles in Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com) and Cort Idea in their new showroom on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es). Above Right The mix of blues and greens in this curtain by Fuggerhaus provides a natural and serene look. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es) and Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es) . Right Choosing dusky blues and greys for your fabrics is a great option for a subtle summery look. The Valyria collection by James Malone is a wonderful melange of contemporary designs. Available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com), Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com).

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Frivolous Florals

Left Floral curtains can look eye-catching and contemporary when the room has block-coloured soft furnishings such as these vibrant cushions. This playful mix creates a true depiction of summer. All are from Jane Churchill, which is available at Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es) and The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com). Right The Mardi Gras collection by Prestigious Textiles is a fun and vibrant range that depicts flowers and nature in all their conviviality. Prestigious Textiles is available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).

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Living Rooms Brighten up your living room this summer. De-clutter and give this much-loved room an open, airy feel. By maximising cleverly on light, and investing in furnishings that will delight the sight and offer superlative comfort, you can turn your living room into something quite spectacular – not only impressing your guests but also making you feel truly at home and relaxed.

This living room designed by Roche Bobois has floor-to-ceiling windows that instantly make the room look open and bright. The blue large L-shaped sofa with its reclining backseat offers comfort and style, complemented by the large rug to give this minimalist living room a warmer feel. Roche Bobois is situated in Torre Real (www.roche-bobois.com).

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Above Left This white statement armchair with gold leaf prints oozes sophistication. The white depicts simplicity and timelessness whilst the gold leaf pattern gives it a touch of tasteful opulence. Available from Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com). Above Right This baby-pink Favn sofa designed by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen comes in unique designer selections and in three fabric combinations for the shell, seat and back cushions and the small decorative cushions – as well as a single fabric version. Available at Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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Sofa Versatility

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Established for nearly 50 years working with a wide range of Spanish and international brands. We are experts in making your house a beautiful home catering for all budgets.

Above Feydom is an innovative company that specialises in modular sofa systems and has won an award for its Choice sofa range (pictured here). The sections can be rearranged in numerous ways, making the Choice range extremely versatile and adaptable for any size or shape of room. The sofa system can also be converted into a bed, and there are even built-in storage options. Feydom is situated in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana (www.feydom.es). Left The innovative Strips modular sofa, which can also turn into a bed, is produced by Arflex and has a removable quilted cover. Padding is an integral part of the sofa cover and is made out of non-deformable polyurethane foam for maximum comfort. Arflex is available from selected outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.arflex.it).

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This charming little chair is upholstered with a tangible fabric designed by Paola Navone for Rubelli’s Dominique Kieffer collection. The rich multi-coloured mosaic pattern in different shades of pinks and reds is eye-catching and exuberant. Rubelli is available from selected outlets across the Costa del Sol (www.rubelli.com).

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Putting Your Feet Up Pouffes are great space-saving furniture items for when you need an extra seat - and some can also double-up as storage items.Whether you want to make a statement with your pouffe or simply blend it in with your chairs or sofas, there are plenty of designs to choose from.

Above Left The Laika pouffe by Treku can be used as a side table, seat, coffee table or clothes valet. It comes in a number of different sizes and colours (www.treku.com). Above Right The Tide pouffe by Paola Lenti has a hand-woven Rope upholstery cover which is made of water-repellent, stress-resistant expanded polyurethane. Tide pouffes come in various contemporary colours. Paola Lenti is available at selected outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.paolalenti.it). Below The lemon-coloured pouffe by Gancedo features a fresh and summery colour that would go perfectly with white or pastel-coloured soft furnishings. Gancedo is situated in Marbella (www.gancedo.com).

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The striking Return Of The Hunter wallpaper collection by Inkiostro Bianco is sure to catch your eye. The image was taken by Karen Knorr, a photography professor at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey. Inkiostro Bianco is available at UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es).

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Top The innovative Shapes collection by Dune is a monochrome ceramic relief tile. This multi-dimensional tile bounces light, thus giving the wall a particularly interesting look. Available at Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com). Above The Épure Pachira handcrafted wall covering by Élitis is handmade dyed and pasted on non-woven backing. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com).

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Your bedroom is your sanctuary, a place where you rest and recharge your batteries. We all know a busy bedroom is bad for the mind so design, layout, storage and, of course, a good quality bed are key to the perfect night’s sleep‌ The Esna bed is available from Treku (www.treku.es).

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The Pavot range by Designers Guild is a true depiction of summer with its elegant floral expression of delicate country flowers, poppies and cornflowers. The design is digitally printed on a softly textured background on cool, smooth 100 per cent cotton satin. Designers Guild is available at Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), Cort Idea in their new showroom on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Gancedo in Marbella (www.gancedo.com), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).

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Bedroom Innovation

Top The Jensen Prestige Dynamique bed comes with exclusive bed linen from Beaulieu in five different colours, and matching design fabrics for the headboard. An innovative bed, the Dynamique has a wireless remote control to adjust it to your specific requirements. There is a Ventronic® climate control function which removes the heat from the mattress, replacing it with fresh air, and if you want to wake up to your favourite music or massage, this bed can even do that! Available at Jensen Beds in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana (www.jensenstore.es). Above Left The Lugano bed by BoConcept is available in fabric or leather and comes in a choice of headboards. This bed is great for saving space, with built-in storage in the base. BoConcept is situated on the Mijas Road (www.boconcept.es). Above Right Consider tall wardrobes for maximum storage possibilities to keep your bedroom clutter-free. This wardrobe comes with a built-in mirror on the central sliding door. Available at Todomadera in Estepona (www.todomaderaestepona.com).

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Flawless Floors With southern Europe enjoying a warm climate, tiled or stone floors are commonplace – but it can still become cold underfoot. Rugs provide added cosiness, especially beside your bed when you get up first thing in the morning, and they can soften the look of a minimalist room in an instant.

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Opposite Page The Dot Carpet by Hay is made of thousands of hand-rolled felt balls sewn together. It is 100 per cent pure wool and comes in three different sizes: poppy red, big blue and electric green. Hay is available from the Plus Store in the BoConcept showroom on the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es). Above Guy Laroche was a famous French fashion designer who created haute couture clothing for both women and men. Now Marbella Carpets is offering the opportunity to buy his beautiful luxurious rugs. Soft to the touch and long-lasting, Guy Laroche rugs add a touch of opulence to a living space. Available at Marbella Carpets on the Golden Mile (www.marbellacarpets.com). Below The Madison rug by Ruckstuhl represents the glamour and glitter of New York’s Madison Avenue. A fine, gleaming viscose provides this velour carpet with an iridescent surface texture, and it comes in soft natural grey tones with classic highlights. Available from selected outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.ruckstuhl.com).

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Above This laminate wood flooring is highly durable and, with its revolutionary locking system, is protected from water damage thanks to ScratchGuard™ Advanced Finish Protection. This direct-pressure laminate technology ensures that the flooring is perfectly stable, with no bowing or collapsing in the centre. Both available from Decodan Interiores in Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.com). Right Hardwood floors keep your home warm in the winter and pleasant and cool in the summer months. They are durable, ecofriendly and easy to maintain, and if you decide to move house you can take your floor with you! Oak, due to its unique character, is particularly popular as a flooring material as it is strong and aesthetically attractive, and does not creak underfoot – even with under-floor heating. As the floor ages, it gains more character. This project was carried out by Korsch Cabinetmakers in Pol. Ind. Elviria (www.korsch-tischlerei.com).

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The Beauty and Versatility of Glass

There are always people who try to make good use of our wonderful planet’s riches and then there are those who abuse it. Thankfully, more and more are realising that we are the keepers of the world we live in and on, and therefore it is our duty to look after it for both ourselves and future generations. Many people are now making their homes out of alternative materials to concrete and steel, using wood, stone, straw and clay, to name a few. There is a beautiful straw bale, cob and natural edge wood home in County Sligo (Ireland), for example; and another thatched stone roundhouse in Wales. Many examples found on the internet are a great source of human ingenuity. Designers (me included) are incorporating natural earth elements into their designs as they can give so much warmth in – for example – a sleek modern scene. Too much is not good unless you are creating your whole home that way but the use of wood, for example, brings alive a very sleek look. I have had a love of glass for as long as I can remember. It’s incredibly beautiful, hard working and used in so many ways. It’s also a product that comes from something as commonplace as silica, found in sand. It is better than plastic, which seems to be insidiously taking over our planet as it can be recycled many times over. The company featured this issue, Nathan Allan Glass Studio in Canada, uses glass in a variety of ways.

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Nathan Allan Glass Studio has been in the business for 30 years, at the forefront of glass-making. The brainchild of Barry Allan, the company has been producing glass in various aspects for designers and other companies and is constantly evolving its designs and techniques, one of which is free forming. This produces texture-less glass patterns which are 95 per cent clear, allowing ample light transmission while providing privacy. Using new mould materials and combing them with glass options, the company has created 14 glass products over the last five years. It never uses any form of plastic, resin or PVC, thus ensuring the quality and integrity of its products. Nathan Allan’s kiln-formed glass offers light and sun warmth transmission, reducing the need for lighting and heating. The surfaces are sealed, making it a no-maintenance product. There are three main collections covering all requirements and preferences: Classic, Essentials and Josiah J. Working with designers all over the world, Nathan Allan has found a niche market for its products. As glass retains its quality even after many years, it reduces landfill waste and replacements, which are both extremely important aspects to keeping our planet green for as long as we can. www.nathanallan.com HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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DESIGN SHOWCASES AROUND THE WORLD

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1- Abimis presented Atelier, “a kitchen with an haute-couture soul”, in Milan: www.abimis.com. 2- A display by Kartell revolved around 11 micro-environments, each one dedicated to a specific designer - including Philippe Starck: www.kartell.com. 3- The Showtime Collection by Jaime Hayon is celebrating its 10th anniversary: www.bdbarcelona.com. 4- Australian product designer Coco Reynolds made her debut at the Milan show, presenting the Marz range of pendant lights: www.marzshop.com. 5- Luxury Living unveiled a new lifestyle project, an exclusive range of luxury home and executive furniture developed under license granted by Bugatti: www.luxurylivinggroup.com / www.bugatti.com. 6- Kreoo Living Collection’s Kora is an elegant ellipsoidal marble bathtub that evokes the ancient Tibetan bells: www.kreoo.com

Now in its 55th year, the trend-setting Salone Internazionale del Mobile continues to offer cutting-edge insight into the world of furniture and furnishing accessories. Embodying the best of both Italian and international décor and design, this year’s annual fair in Milan once again showcased a diverse range of products displayed by specialist companies from around the globe committed to the organisers’ objective of finding “a balance between tradition and innovation in the name of quality and culture”. On these pages we feature some of the dazzling styles and trends that caught our eye at this year’s exhibition. www.salonemilano.it

UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL HOME, DESIGN, DÉCOR AND ART EXHIBITIONS SCHEDULED FOR MAY-JUNE INCLUDE: CASA DECOR (MADRID)

19 May-26 June. www.casadecor.es MAISON & OBJET (AMERICAS)

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Meandering Majesty in Mijas

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Located in a verdant setting in the Mijas hills, this sprawling villa has been designed in the context of a winding river. Architect Marion Regitko organised the house in one meandering form made of natural stone, creating three volumes with an open space interwoven between them hence its name: El Meandro. Sitting on top of the hill, the first volume contains the main living, dining and kitchen area, in an open plan with spectacular sea and mountain views. The living space extends into the exterior, blending into the deck and swimming pool area and south-west garden. A large, over-sailing roof connects the inside and outside, and protects the interior from the summer sun. The second volume’s shape (containing the swimming pool) connects to the third volume, situated further down the hill and pushed into the landscape. This volume comprises three guest rooms with en suite bathrooms, a guest living room and service functions – with private views to the sea. The open spaces in between the three volumes and the hill are more protected and enclosed. They include an exterior lounge area, parking, entrance with lift, private patio for guests and roof garden. Marion Regitko Architects C/ Ingenio San José 33, Oficina 4, Antequera Tel. 618 13 22 07 info@marion-regitko.com www.marion-regitko.com Property File Project: El Meandro Location: Mijas, Málaga Date: Finished in 2015 Architect: Marion Regitko Area: 685m2 Photographer: Fernando Alda HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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With its exclusive setting on a plot set back from the road and concealed from outside view, this impressive mansion is ideal for those seeking an exceptional level of peace and privacy. Presented by Residencias Lujosas Vitalux, and extending over 641,98 square metres of south-facing built area, the five-bedroom villa offers an outstanding quality of life with its sophisticated architectural Italian design, state-of-theart technical fittings and first-class interior appointments The various living areas feature high ceilings, a private bar and numerous luxury features throughout, while the superbly designed bedrooms include superior bathrooms. The fitness gym and spa area, with whirlpools and sauna facilities, allows residents to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own home, while outdoors the 2,980 square metre property provides stunning panoramas across a landscaped garden with its own lake and striking surroundings. Other top features and amenities include fully-fitted kitchen, marble and wooden floors, alarm system, doubleglazing, two open fireplaces, under-floor heating, Bang & Olufsen music system and staff accommodation. Built in 2012, the home also offers garage space for three cars plus outdoor parking, and 400 square metres of terraces. Residencias Lujosas Vitalux S.L. (Doris Kavcic) Tel. (+34) 630 565 473 info@vitalux.es www.vitalux.es Price: â‚Ź4,900,000 (furniture negotiable) HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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This exceptional private villa sits atop the Duquesa hillside in Manilva at the western end of the Costa del Sol. Comprising more than 800 square metres of built area on several floors, the south-east facing property extends over a 3,000 square metre plot. Its focal point is the extensive, manicured garden and pool area with its uninterrupted and breathtaking sea and golf views. This architectural masterpiece’s many unique facilities include two swimming pools connected by a cascade, a built-in jacuzzi, a tailor-made sauna, a cinema room, a bodega and an impressive drive leading up to the house. The current layout of the property comprises four bedrooms, all en-suite, including one that is part of an independent annexe (guesthouse). Many other rooms currently used as workshops and storage could easily be converted into additional bedrooms. This extremely versatile property has great potential to be transformed into a successful B&B or boutique hotel. It offers all the key facilities for any type of vacation break, or for luxury year-round family living, with under-floor heating, double-glazing, various fireplaces, air-conditioning and safety installations. The spacious living and garden areas have everything required for active social activities, entertainment and holiday living. The location is ideal, situated next to La Duquesa golf course, in the middle of “Golfers Paradise”, with neighbouring courses including the worldrenowned Finca Cortesin and Valderrama. It is also wedged between many popular coastal and inland destinations such as the prestigious Sotogrande, popular Marbella and cultural Ronda. There are sandy beaches at your fingertips, dotted with modern and authentic “chiringuitos” and gourmet restaurants along the coast – on either side of the vibrant La Duquesa marina. Primrose Real Estate Tel. (+34) 661 193 789 info@primrose-realestate.com www.primrose-realestate.com Price: on request HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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A Real Capital Injection for the Southern Spanish Economy Interview with Taylor Cox, Partner, Real Capital Solutions Spain

You are an American equity fund... Why Spain? Since 1984, Real Capital Solutions has analysed, acquired and added value to real estate in America – through the ups and downturns! Spain’s economy post-2007 had some affinity with these situations. We monitored the market movements for some time and there did not appear to be a corporation in place who were willing to help accelerate change by taking charge of the bankrupt developments and transforming them into profitable real estate. We

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had a clear vision of the success that could be cultivated in the years to come if the right foundations were put into place. How does the Spanish property industry compare to that of America? Every real estate project is extremely complex wherever in the world you are. Within America, there are different rules governed by the different states. Just as we have done in each of these states,

we knew that we would need to create a unified team of local and international experts who could help us to understand local legislation whilst retaining first-class quality in southern Spain. Tell us about your achievements over the past three years… Our initial forays into the Spanish property market proved highly successful, with the transformation of previously redundant buildings. We undertook

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complete renovation works and pricing restructures to convert bankrupt stock into â‚Ź50,000,000 worth of property sales in just 24 months. We have since funded a new-build development of golf apartments and we are now promoting fully upgraded properties in an exclusive Elviria location. We understand that quality is a key factor of your property developments. How do you guarantee this? Real Capital Solutions applies an exhaustive due diligence and quality control procedure to all of our works. In terms of our renovation projects, we actively seek out developments where we know that there is potential to add value. We are extremely experienced in transforming neglected projects into something very appealing, suitable for the current market of buyers.

Of course, new-build developments are somewhat more straightforward in terms of the concept and construction works, as we are in complete control of every detail and decision from the beginning. This year is expected to be an important one for the Spanish economic recovery. What do you have planned? Yes, property transactions continue to rise across Spain. And strategic investment in the coming two years is sure to propel the country from a status of recovery to that of significant growth. Over the last six months we have purchased four stunning plots of land across the Costa del Sol and we look forward to launching luxury apartments and villas for sale from summer 2016.

What will the future bring for Real Capital Solutions Spain? We certainly have enough to keep ourselves busy for the years to come. Already we are committed to completing four new-build developments plus sales at The Retreat, Elviria but we are always looking to expand our business network in terms of partnerships, acquisition and commercialisation across the Costa del Sol, the Canary Islands, Mallorca and Ibiza. We have an appetite for â‚Ź100,000,000 more in acquisitions, so we welcome any opportunity that is brought to our attention. Real Capital Solutions Tel. (+34) 951 239 866 www.RCSspain.com/2016 www.retreatsantamariavillage.com HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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Creating Exceptional Contemporary Garden Settings Interview with Jean Louis and Jeannette de Buck, Artgarden

What services do you offer at Artgarden? Delivery and installation of artificial lawn and technical decking, garden landscaping, and all kinds of reforms and refurbishing inside and outside the home. What is it you love most about your job? We see and feel every garden and every house as if we are working in our own home. We love to keep to our budgets so that our clients only pay what was budgeted. We take pride in taking care of all the work in a way that, when we finish the job, our clients don’t have to clean up or move furniture. Everything we do is aimed at having happy clients, as this is the best way to keep us loving our job. We love gardens and we are always searching for new materials and plants to achieve better results with less upkeep and minimal demand on water. Finally we are extremely proud that our company is already 25 years old! What has been your most unusual project to date? Last year we were asked to create a 3,000 square metre garden that required very low maintenance with a greenhouse for vegetables and an attractive

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organic vegetable area – all with a modern look to fit in with the outstanding contemporary villa. The result was fantastic! We laid 1,500 square metres of artificial lawn with a little forest of olive, lemon and orange trees with an extended area of hanging rosemary and lavender. There were organic vegetables grown in raised gardens surrounded by all kinds of fruit trees, a huge Mediterranean forest to protect the soil from falling down the slope, palm trees and a large variety of Phormium plants. What have been the main trends in gardening and landscaping in recent years? Many garden owners are tired of depending on gardeners to take care of their property when they are not in Spain, and also of having to pay huge water bills. Water in Spain, especially on the Costa del Sol, is very expensive. Water companies punish high water consumption with increasing prices. In some larger gardens, owners pay up to €3.84 per cubic metre of water. Artificial lawns, decking and the use of Mediterranean plants that are drought-resistant and adapted to the poor soils in our area reduce the water bill by as much as 20 per cent.

On the other hand, modern garden design has to capture the spirit of modern architecture. Minimalistic gardens, big areas of the same plants grouped together, the use of building materials for pads and terraces that reflect the materials used in the house, modern decking and finally, artificial lawns are becoming more and more popular in recent years. Owners of small gardens are able to use their garden as an extension of their terrace, without the need for a gardener or having to do lots of work during their free time. What are the benefits of artificial grass? Throughout my lifetime plants have always been a great part of my life. When I was a child, I could spend hours with my grandmother kneeling in her rock garden taking out weeds or splitting plants to replant them a few metres away. Walking with my dogs in nature, observing the plants I see along the way, makes me calm and happy. You can imagine I was not particularly ecstatic the day my husband came up with the idea of selling artificial grass! In fact, it was the only time in our trajectory working together that we were really disappointed. A few weeks later,

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the first 1,200 metre square garden we completed convinced me 100 per cent that artifical grass was extremely important. This family had a very active and large dog who was running around in the garden all day. It was impossible to have a nice natural lawn growing in that garden. My husband convinced them to build beautiful borders with Tosco stones to separate grass areas from planting areas and to blend the look of artificial lawn with the very traditional Andalucian style of the villa. I planted beautiful tropical palm trees and colourful plants around the whole garden. Today, 10 years and three dogs later, the artificial lawn still looks green and attractive. The tropical palm trees have become huge and the water bills they have saved over 10 years are just amazing. What are the important issues for someone to know when they are planning an artificial lawn for their garden? After 10 years and hundreds of installed artificial lawn gardens and terraces, in my opinion it is crucial to place huge importance on the preparation of the underground area and the installation of your artificial grass.

Many companies try to make money by offering artificial lawn installations, but watch out for the details. To prepare the underground area, you need to take out all the existing plants and the upper part of the soil. You have to make sure that nothing will grow under the artificial lawn. You need to bring at least six centimetres of good-quality river sand to allow the water to drain away perfectly, and it will look much better if your artificial lawn level is the same as your terrace or pool. This sand area needs to be compacted, well-levelled and covered with good quality anti-weed materials. Existing automatic water irrigation needs to be adapted and all water or light tubes have to be taken away from the artificial lawn area. This all costs money, and if your quote is cheap, you know what you can expect. Not doing proper work in the preparation of the underground area will lead to bad installation of the artificial lawn. Installation is easy if you are used to it. If you spend money on a high-quality artificial lawn, please make an effort with the installation. You can choose between many different artificial lawn samples, according to your preferences. We always recommend buying medium to high quality -

that means looking for a minimum yarn height of 35 millimetres with some kind of memory effect, and minimum total yarn weight of 2.600 gr/m2. If the artificial lawn is produced in Europe, you have the guarantee that you will not install metres of poisonous materials in your garden; and if it is from Asia, you need to ask for European certifications to prove it was made correctly. If somebody tells you their artificial lawn is the best in the world, or the only one with certain qualities, you shouldn’t believe them. All artificial lawns have the same yarn and backing, and all factories have to pay the same price for this yarn and backing. In the end, when you choose a company to do your artificial lawn installation, our best recommendation is that you check out other installations they have completed and ask for recommendations from other clients. Artgarden Calle La Moraleja, Local 2, Estepona jean@artgarden.es www.artgarden.es Facebook: Artgarden Marbella HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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Exclusive Constructions Inspired by Nature Interview with John Neal, Cape Reed

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The Cape Reed group of companies was set up in South Africa in 1992, and is now well established in Spain. Tell us about some of your most recent work here, for example, on the commercial front… We completed a new beachfront restaurant for the luxurious El Oceano Beach Hotel, which is now one of the summer’s hottest venues. The Cape Reed design team drew its inspiration from the character and history of the ancient Phoenicians – a nation that traversed the Mediterranean many centuries ago with timber and other products. The inspiration and enjoyment we have for our work is all about creating a lifestyle for people who are looking for an environment which will bring them back to nature. We are heavily involved in the global green movement, working with sustainable materials from sustainable resources. All our constructions

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are ecologically friendly – it is bringing nature back to man and this is our inspiration. We have a very close relationship with nature. We work with sustainable materials and wherever we build we value nature to such a level that our designs incorporate the natural environment. For example, if you have a tree in your garden which is an inherent part of the property, we have the skills and ability to incorporate the tree into the construction. We work with nature, not against it. We respect nature.

policies and values while recognising, encouraging and rewarding a culture where each member of the team works towards a common goal. We also offer a 15-year international guarantee. This has been made possible not only because we have carefully studied the climate and have perfected the construction technique, but also because we have been doing this for a much longer period and, from our experience and living proof, we know we can stand by our word.

What other key principles influence Cape Reed’s work ethic? Our basic principles are to construct eco-friendly custom-made constructions of the highest quality for the residential and commercial markets. We always act honestly and in line with our beliefs,

What is your current place in the market? We are the world leaders in our industry. First and foremost we are represented in all of the leading economies. We have offices in many countries across the globe. In Cape Town we set up our first office, which is where the expertise, materials and

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craftsmanship are based, making it our logistical office. We have a regional office in Dubai for the Middle East, and in Europe our regional office is in Spain with satellite offices in Provence (France) and the Algarve (Portugal). The most recent addition to the list was a regional office in Miami for the Americas. What is your vision for the company? We are committed to be the world’s best in our industry. We want to create a unique lifestyle for people who are committed to exclusive living in a natural way, using safari or island-style structures made from sustainable materials. We want to keep pursuing ecologically friendly ways to create beautiful structures that will last for many years to come. as well as to continue to meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations through our professionalism and skills.

Obviously, a major part of that in Marbella is modern architecture… We want to show people that our products are just as applicable in a modern hi-tech environment as they are in a traditional environment because our products, as well as our construction techniques, are keeping up with modern technology. We are providing clients with the choice to have the timber of their constructions colour-washed – many chiringuitos (beach restaurants) along the Costa have a classic dark brown look but our timbers can now be colourcoded, giving them a fresh and modern appearance. So how do you see the future of modern architecture? Marbella is a trend-setting area for modern architecture for the whole of Spain and even Europe. Marbella is one of the so called sought-after addresses

for second-home buyers, as Marbella creates a lifestyle that home buyers have always dreamed about, particularly coming from central or northern Europe. With the incredible climate we have in Marbella, outdoor living is becoming more of an area that must be enjoyed and should complement not only your home but also your aspired lifestyle. Marbella can certainly make your dreams come true and can make you feel who you really are. What does the home represent to you? The home represents to me a place where I can be who I really am. Cape Reed Tel. Spain (+34) 951 775 495 www.capereed.com HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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HOTEL TAMBOR DEL LLANO

Back to Nature in Grazalema

Home & Lifestyle Magazine was recently invited to spend a weekend In the newly-opened Hotel Tambor del Llano in one of Andalucía’s most well-preserved natural areas, on the outskirts of the beautiful whitewashed town of Grazalema (just west of Ronda).

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Tambor del Llano is situated in the stunning Sierra de Grazalema nature park and offers a truly special holiday experience away from the hustle and bustle of the coast, allowing you to relax in the hotel’s beautiful surroundings. The hotel itself is a one-time barn converted into 10 good-sized bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and views out to the natural park. The decoration is basic but contemporary. In the dining area, there are oversized lamps that hang over tables made of recycled wood, giving the space an industrial urban look that respects the natural environment. The large windows that open out to a terrace fill the open space with natural sunlight, allowing you to fully appreciate the woodland beyond. Owner Carmen Bueno Sánchez is a fountain of local knowledge and goes above and beyond the call of duty for her clients, helping them in any way she can to maximise their experience at Tambor del Llano. As she explains, “The barn was renovated last year by architect Daniel Camargo Casali and we opened the doors of the hotel a few months ago. The whole purpose of the hotel is to offer tranquillity to our visitors, ensuring the utmost respect for our natural surroundings. The 32-hectare Biosphere Reserve, which is a wild bird special protection area, has a cork-oak forest where wild flowers and mushrooms grow and where our horses, sheep and other animals roam free. To really appreciate our stunning environment, we offer hiking and horse riding treks as well as bird watching, photography, botanical, yoga and natural food cookery classes to name but a few of the activities on offer here. All of the courses help you to disconnect, relax and learn more about nature. As we are in an area that is free of light contamination, it is a perfect place for stargazing. Our natural environment gives us something to enjoy no matter whether it’s day or night!” On the day of our departure, Carmen booked us into Bodega Cuesta La Viña, a vineyard approximately half an hour away from the hotel that looks out over the breathtaking Embalse de Zahara-el Gastor lake, to learn more about the local wines. On arrival we were met by Jacinto, whose passion for wine production was clearly evident from the offset. While showing us around the vineyard he told us he had planted by hand every single vine himself. Maintaining their good health is a daily job but one that gives him great satisfaction. All of their wines are organic and come from Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano and Pinot Noir grapes. After trying some of their truly delectable wines, we were invited to sit outside to take in the stunning views while being treated to a large array of tapas that were all sourced locally. Hotel Tambor del Llano is just two hours from the coast and is a perfect weekend retreat to wind down and get back to nature. The town of Grazalema is rich in culture and natural beauty and, if you are a foodie, the local cheeses and meats washed down with some of the wonderful local wines will make your trip to this enchanting area wonderfully complete. El Tambor del Llano is offering détox courses held by Salud Integral (Overall Health) professionals – a group of medical specialists from different fields of expertise. The next course will be from 1 to 3 July and it will be a special weekend just for women.

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Hotel Tambor del Llano Alto de Los Alamillos, Cañada Grande, Grazalema Tel. (+34) 674 484 885 info@tambordelllano.es / www.tambordelllano.es Bodega Cuesta la Viña Antigua Ctra. Ronda-Sevilla, Pk. 21.6 A-2300 Montecorto, Ronda Tel. (+34) 629 589 336 bodegacuestalavina@gmail.com / Facebook: bodegacuestalavina

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Pop Art Makeover for Bentley Continental

For many, Sir Peter Blake is best known for co-designing the sleeve for The Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Now in his 80s, the “godfather of British pop art” has collaborated with Bentley Motors on another innovative project in aid of charity. Bentley commissioned Blake to develop a one-of-a-kind Continental GT V8 S Convertible, and the vehicle will be auctioned by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 24 June, with the proceeds going to Care2Save Charitable Trust, which provides palliative and hospice care around the world. One of the most striking features of his bold vision is a St James Red heart motif hand painted onto a Continental Yellow bonnet, intended to be a symbol in keeping with the compassionate work of hospices. The use of collage throughout the exterior of the car demonstrates bright but clearly defined colour, while the cabin is also an expression of individuality, with each seat trimmed in different hide colour. The artist’s signature is incorporated onto the fascia panel and embroidered on all four seat headrests, and the design also includes a personalised playlist from his favourite music selection. The car’s unique features have been delivered through Bentley’s specialist bespoke division, Mulliner.

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castillo de monda AN ENCHANTING CULINARY EXPERIENCE Photos: Peter Staes

If the walls of Monda’s venerable castle could talk, they would have some intriguing tales with which to regale modern-day visitors. Archaeologists and historians remain divided on the exact location, but there is strong evidence that the famous “Battle of Munda” – where Julius Caesar himself led his troops against the Roman republican forces – was held in the hills and on the plans of current-day Monda. That was in 45 BC. Today, life in Monda (a half-hour drive from the coast, in the folds of the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range) is considerably more bucolic, and the castle is now a hotel rather than a fortress, with its walls enclosing a serene setting of cosy rooms, relaxing terraces with breathtaking views over the countryside… and a restaurant serving sumptuous gourmet cuisine. After passing through various different guises in recent years, the Castillo de Monda has now been taken over by three Dutch entrepreneurs – two of whom have previously run a restaurant in Coin – and it was re-opened in March after a major revamp that adds a more contemporary ambience while preserving the castle’s traditional charm. The restaurant is spacious (seating 80 people) and bathed in natural light, with a newly-refurbished décor featuring large plants as room dividers, high ceilings, arches and contemporary touches such as Thonet-designed elm wood chairs.

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Both the dress code and the atmosphere are casual, encouraging diners to feel at home. The restaurant terrace is surrounded by glass and well protected against harsher weather elements. The chef and his team use sustainable local products whenever possible, and change the menu according to seasonal ingredients and new culinary trends and tastes. The menu is both innovative and reasonably priced. During our visit in April, we were able to enjoy an aperitif on one of the terraces overlooking the town below, with a mild sun and gentle breeze setting a pleasant late afternoon scene. For our meal we savoured a succulent risotto with fresh peas, black truffle and crispy sage; steak tartar with toast and foam of Ras El Hanout; albacore tuna (white meat tuna) with oyster mayonnaise and wasabi: prawns on toast with avocado cream; and truffle chocolate pie with a gel of grapefruit, sorbet of oranges and crunchy sugared hazelnuts. Later we adjourned once more to the terrace for coffee and liqueurs, admiring the last remnants of the setting sun as it enveloped the mountains in a picturesque blanket of multi-coloured shades. Hotel-Restaurant Castillo de Monda Calle de la Villeta, 6. 29110 Monda Tel. (+34) 952 459 836 / info@castillodemonda.com www.castillodemonda.com / Facebook: hotelcastillodemonda

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Diverse Delicacies at Dizzy Heights CAFETERÍA & PANADERÍA LA HEREDIA Photos: Mark Rood

When Dutch-born Yvonne Van Kleef opened Cafetería & Panadería La Heredia 10 years ago, she never realised how much of a hit it was going to be with locals of all nationalities. Nestled in the corner of the charming La Heredia urbanisation, this popular bakery and café offers indoor and al fresco dining on a wonderful terrace with shaded areas for those want to avoid the sun. When you enter Cafetería & Panadería La Heredia you are immediately struck by a cornucopia of different delights. First of all there is the bakery, where they produce a wide range of different Dutch breads including the increasingly popular Spelt, as well as tantalising cakes and pastries. Their bread is so famous that people from all over the Coast order it in advance and in bulk. Their delicatessen offers a mouth-watering array of homemade, pre-prepared specialities such as salads, noodles, vegetables, quiches, soups, pastas and much more – including typical Dutch dishes such as bami and hutspot. All meals can either be consumed in the café or taken home in microwaveable containers. If you are into cold meats, you will find various fine cuts imported from Holland, sliced and vacuumpacked onsite; and if you are a cheese lover, then you must visit their Dutch cheese counter! The menu offers toasties, hamburgers and an allday breakfast for just under eight euros, so there is something for everyone, as well as catering for special diets such as gluten-free and low-salt options. For drinks they offer good quality coffee, and teas, smoothies, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. If you are holding an event or dinner party, Cafetería & Panadería La Heredia also provide catering services so you can sit back and enjoy your party while they do all of the hard work. The design of Cafetería & Panadería La Heredia is contemporary and extremely inviting. An interesting décor feature is their wine cellar. Actually built around original mountain rock, it is a true talking point. Cafetería & Panadería La Heredia Ctra. de Ronda Km. 43 (A397), Urb. La Heredia, Benahavís Tel. (+34) 952 927 081 panaderialaheredia@gmail.com www.panaderialaheredia.com Facebook page: Cafeteria y Panaderia La Heredia Open every day from 9am until 5pm

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The all-new renovated Tango Restaurante in Puerto Banús

Tango Restaurante launches Tango Privée Champagne Bar & VIP Room on its first floor - a luxurious dining room and Moët & Chandon themed bar with amazing panoramic views, suitable for private parties or events. A special menu for groups and golfers is available. Revamped à la carte menu with new dishes and the best imported Argentinean meat, as always. Live Tango Show every Thursday! | Open every evening from 7.00pm Tel: (+34) 951 899 557 | Web: www.tangorestaurante.com | Facebook: tangorestaurantebanus

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pasta y basta A TRUE TASTE OF ITALY Photos: David Toms

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The newly opened Pasta y Basta, in the heart of the quaint village of La Campana in Nueva Andalucía (Marbella), has already got the locals into a frenzy for its authentic Italian cooking and contemporary décor. Owned by the charming Michael Christian and wife and husband team Patricia and Andy Cavaciuti, this restaurant is quite unassuming from the outside but when you enter you realise it has something special to offer. The owners have put their own touches to the décor, which are sure to put a smile on your face. For example, there is the front of a car (Italian brand Fiat, of course) mounted above the open kitchen at the far end of the restaurant, which shows that Andy’s love of cars does not just stop outside on the road but also transcends into his restaurant! Other quirky design features include a pasta-making machine at the restaurant entrance while, in the men’s bathroom, the floor is made up of hundreds of Heineken bottle tops and in the ladies’, pennies line the floor. For those who prefer to dine al fresco, there is an outdoor area where you can soak up the buzzy street ambience on a large raised terrace. Young chef Cedric Locquet has worked in several prestigious establishments along the coast and has now brought his culinary flair to La Campana. He has put together an uncomplicated menu, with each dish packing a punch in terms of taste and creativity. When you meet Cedric you can tell he is extremely excited about this new challenge and he truly wants to impress diners with his gastronomic talents. To kick-off your dining experience at Pasta y Basta, there are some wonderful starters to tantalise the taste buds, such as beef carpaccio (which has already become a big hit with the clientele), minestrone soup, bruschetta, salads and melon with Parma ham – so there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. As to be expected, all the pasta is homemade and cooked to perfection. A variety of pasta dishes on the menu are all indulgent, hearty and served beautifully on the plate. We were treated to the prawn and clam pappardelle, which we would highly recommend. There are no pizzas on offer, but if pasta is not your preference there are some fantastic alternative dishes such as risottos (the mushroom and truffle is a must try) and Ossobuco, for example. If desserts are your weakness, the zingy lemon tart and their unusual take on a tiramisu are popular with diners. There is a good selection of wines on the menu at very reasonable prices, as well as beers and soft drinks and even cocktails if you so desire. In May Pasta y Basta is open every evening except for Mondays, and in June they are open every evening. Pasta y Basta Avda. Miguel de Cervantes 20, Nueva Andalucía (La Campana) Reservations: Tel. (+34) 676 049 059. Find out more about what is going at Pasta y Basta on their Facebook page: pastaybastamarbella

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Gourmet Delicacies at New Fuengirola Market

In recent years Fuengirola has enhanced its reputation as one of the Costa del Sol’s centrepieces of culinary excellence and diversity. From a burgeoning array of tapas establishments to high-end restaurants offering Spanish and international gastronomy, the town’s eateries cater for all tastes and budgets. The town council even promotes an annual “erotic tapas” competition that might displease some steadfast connoisseurs of haute cuisine (and which can

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sometimes be slightly daft and chintzy) but has proved to be increasingly popular among fun-loving foodies and tourists. Now, locals and visitors have an eye-catching new attraction that raises the gastronomic bar even higher. Located in the heart of the town, opposite the post office (Correos), the La Galería Gastromercado is the creation of four childhood friends from Fuengirola, Juan de Dios García, Alvaro Castñeira and architects Pedro and Carmen Martin.

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Work began in May last year on a vacant plot in the town centre, and earlier this year the space was transformed into an innovative gourmet market with a commercial area under a large glass dome (overhead blinds for sun protection will be incorporated for summer), an indoor patio with a verdant vertical garden, and a connecting corridor to a second street access – thus effectively creating an attractive new pedestrian mall in the town. The market comprises 13 different outlets run by leading culinary professionals: a cafeteria-cake shop, specialist beer bar, wine bar and cocktail bar; and nine of-

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fering a diverse range of cuisine including Italian (pizzas and pastas), croquettes, prime meat, gourmet, seafood, muffins, salmorejo (a creamy cold soup), traditional Spanish and sushi. Another treat for visitors to the market is an exquisite selection of extra virgin olive produced at the family-run mill O-Med, based in Granada (www.omedoil.com). Open all year, Sundays to Thursdays 12 noon to midnight and Fridays and Saturdays 12 noon to 1 am. www.mercadolagaleria.com

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C/. José Echegaray s/n. San Pedro de Alcántara Tel: 952 113 618 www.macaaobeachclubmarbella.com macaaobeachclubmarbella

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Salón de Gourmets

SHOWCASE OF AVANT-GARDE CULINARY PRODUCTS IN MADRID

Premium Costa del Sol food and beverage producers were once again out in force at the latest Salón de Gourmets trade fair in Madrid. Fifty companies from the Coast presented their culinary wares at the annual show, many of them attending as part of the “Sabor a Málaga” promotional campaign overseen by the Diputación Provincial (provincial parliament) – showcasing a diverse range of products including olive oil, wine, artisanal cheeses and traditional sweets.

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In all nearly 1,500 exhibitors attended the fair – which was founded in 1987 – displaying 35,000 products from throughout Spain as well as 16 other countries from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North and South America. The featured products covered the whole gastronomic spectrum, from smoked cold cuts, salted fish, foie-gras, preserves and spices to liqueurs, cavas and beers – plus kitchenware. www.gourmets.net

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WINE NOTES

Tradition Pure and Simple By AJ Linn

Rioja is the most famous name in Spanish wine, but no-one seems quite sure when it was first applied. A fair guess would be when the wine started being consumed outside the region. Up until then it would have been referred to merely as “tinto”, and those who drank it would have had no idea that there were other regions of Spain making different wines. Oddly, some people still think Rioja translates simply as “red wine”, but the name comes from the River Oja that runs through the region (Río Oja, geddit?); nothing to do with “rojo” or “tinto”. It is important for reasons that will be explained to understand that La Rioja consists of three distinctive areas. The best is recognised to be the smaller Rioja Alavesa in the north and part of the Basque Country. Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja are the other two. The problem has always been that the total area is vast and, since winemakers blend grapes from all over to make any particular wine, the label on the bottle gives little clue as to what area the grapes come from. Although the controlling body (Consejo Regulador) is taking steps to enable bodegas to make single vineyard wines, as is permitted in other denominations, the still unintroduced new measures have been described as too little too late, and some Alavesa bodegas are voting with their feet. The headline casualty has been the prestigious Bodegas Artadi, whose respected wines are now classified as “vinos de mesa” (table wine), although prices will not be affected. Wine has been made in the region since at least 873. In 1860 the Alava regional government asked French oenologist Jean Pineau to come down from Bordeaux and show the local farmers how to make decent wine. The year Pineau left Spain, 1868, was the year the Marqués de Riscal inaugurated his new winery in Elciego. Twelve years later the Marqués de Murrieta bought the Finca Ygay, where he produced the wines that won gold medals at the Paris Expos of 1878 and 1889. It is said that the development of Rioja wines owes a lot to two marquises and an insect. The insect was the phylloxera bug that destroyed the Bordeaux region, and as a result sent wine buyers scurrying south to Spain to buy the produce. Initially the French merchants were content to pay good prices for the local wines, but it was not long before they realised that the sensible option was to buy vineyards and set about making their own. MORE DISTINGUISHED VARIETIES Phylloxera arrived in Spain three decades after it had devastated France, but being ready for it enabled a 10-year replanting programme to get the wineries back in production relatively quickly. Initially though the market was dominated by large bodegas buying grapes anywhere they could, and producing undistinguished wines that nevertheless found a ready export market. Not until the 1990s was greater attention paid to quality, and smaller wineries making more distinguished varieties came to the drinking public’s notice. There is no wine region in the world that is free of class distinction. Usually this is based on simple seniority and the oldest are the top-rankers, but in Rioja a divergence in the way wine is made has divided bodegas into two categories: traditional and modern. Classic traditional Riojas need no defining, and words like silky, elegant and tasteful are apt, while the modern versions have a concentrated potent taste, deeper tones and often more alcohol. French oak is used for ageing wine, instead of the more traditional American, and the term “alta expression” has come to describe the wines that make up the trend. The reason for this schism, if it can be described as such, has been laid at the feet of controversial wine critic Robert Parker, who tended to favour the heavier, more up-front, modern style (though he would later deny it). But while there are about a

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dozen bodegas that are responsible for some excellent “modern” Riojas the traditional style has lost no market share. Wineries whose history goes back more than a century are surprisingly common in La Rioja, and the 125year old La Rioja Alta Bodega (www.riojaalta.com) is still owned by the five original founding families. The American oak maturing barrels are made in the bodega’s in-house cooperage, something of a rarity these days. Even the bottle labels look as if they have remained unchanged for decades. La Rioja Alta’s five classic red wines are all Tempranillo-based with added Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. The premium Gran Reserva 890 (2004 vintage currently available) has been six years in oak, and costs around €90. The Gran Reserva 904 (2005 vintage) is €30, Viña Ardanza 2007 €19, Viña Arana Reserva €14 and Viña Alberdi €11. If you have based your Rioja-centred enjoyment on supermarket brands, here you have a simply spectacular opportunity in terms of value-for-money and a reminder of what classic Rioja wine is all about.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

A Day of…

Tennis and Fitness at Hotel Puente Romano

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It’s 10am Thursday morning, and here we are at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa’s prestigious tennis courts. On these clay courts, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, Boris Becker and many other renowned professionals have left their footprints. And today you wouldn’t be surprised to run into another famous player, as many come here to practise for major tournaments. The centre court can seat 2,500 people and it is also used for international concerts. None other than Liza Minnelli, Dionne Warwick and Lionel Richie have performed here in an intimate setting – and a concert by Seal is scheduled for this summer (18 July). Offering a wide range of sports in a privileged location, the club was founded by Björn Borg in 1979. There are eight well-maintained clay and two hard courts, four paddle courts, beautiful surroundings, a gym, personal trainers, a relaxation room, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam bath, and locker rooms with bathrobes, towels and flip-flops… I am now in one of the most exclusive tennis clubs in all of Europe! Feeling a bit nervous, as I haven’t played for more than a year, I enter court number five where Isaac is waiting for me with a towel, a bottle of water and a candy bar in case I need some sugar during the practice session. He immediately calms me down and says I should have fun, just relax and play. The weather is gorgeous – as it nearly always is in Marbella – so I am looking forward to finding out what remains of my tennis skills.

After one hour of training with Isaac, having seen every grain of gravel, I am completely worn out – but extremely satisfied. I’ve had a great lesson and I’m feeling less guilty now, enjoying coffee and a light lunch on the terrace. My colleague has joined me after her session with a personal trainer at the gym. We share our experiences, both sporting red faces from all the hard work. Like me, she hasn’t been doing workouts for quite a long time, but the personal trainer provided invaluable support. The club’s gym has sophisticated fitness and cardio training machines and, of course, personalised programs that can be adapted to your needs. They also offer Tai Chi, Pilates, yoga and spinning classes. Every Wednesday and Sunday there is a mix-in, where they start with 30 minutes of theory and practice and then play matches for one and a half hours. This is great for meeting new people and playing at different levels. I have enjoyed my day at this club so much that I will definitely come back to try the mix-in.   Puente Romano Tennis & Fitness Tel. (+34) 952 826 103 Open every day from 8am to 10pm ctenis@puenteromano.com www.puenteromanotennis.com Summer camp in July and August HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Exciting Revelations About

Coffee And Vitamin C

By John Schieszer

PREVENTING CATARACTS THROUGH DIET AND LIFESTYLE A diet rich in vitamin C could cut the risk of cataract progression by one-third, suggests a newly published study in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The research is also the first to show that diet and lifestyle may play a greater role than genetics in cataract development and severity. Cataracts occur naturally with age and cloud the eye’s lens, turning it opaque. Despite the advent of modern cataract removal surgery, cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness globally. Researchers at King’s College London looked at whether certain nutrients from food or supplements could help prevent cataract progression. They also tried to find out how much environmental factors such as diet mattered versus genetics. The team examined data from more than 1,000 pairs of female twins from the United Kingdom. Participants answered a food questionnaire to track the intake of vitamin C and other nutrients, including vitamins A, B, D, E, copper, manganese and zinc. To measure the progression of cataracts, digital imaging was used to check the opacity of their lenses at around age 60. They performed a followup measurement on 324 pairs of the twins about 10 years later. During the baseline measurement, diets rich in vitamin C were associated with a 20 per cent risk reduction for cataract. After 10 years, researchers found that women who reported consuming more vitamin C-rich foods had a 33 per cent risk reduction of cataract progression. Genetic factors accounted for 35 per cent of the difference in cataract progression; and environmental factors, such as diet, accounted for 65 per cent. How vitamin C inhibits cataract progression may have to do with its strength as an antioxidant. The fluid inside the eye is normally high in vitamin C, which helps prevent oxidation that clouds the lens. More vitamin C in the diet may

increase the amount present in the fluid around the lens, providing extra protection. Researchers noted that the findings only pertain to consuming the nutrient through food and not vitamin supplements. “The most important finding was that vitamin C intake from food seemed to protect against cataract progression,” said study author Dr. Christopher Hammond, who is a professor of ophthalmology at King’s College London (UK). “While we cannot totally avoid developing cataracts, we may be able to delay their onset and keep them from worsening significantly by eating a diet rich in vitamin C.” POSSIBLE HELP FOR MS SUFFERERS Heavy daily coffee drinking (more than 30 fluid ounces – or around one litre) may help reduce your risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new Swedish study. Caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant, has neuroprotective properties and can suppress the production of chemicals involved in the inflammatory response, which may explain the new findings. The researchers looked at two representative population studies. One was in Sweden and was comprised of 1,620 adults with MS and a comparison group of 2,788. The second study was an American one that included 1,159 people with MS and 1,172 healthy people. The researchers found that the risk of MS was consistently higher among those drinking fewer cups of coffee every day in both studies, even after taking account of potentially important influential factors such as smoking and weight. In the Swedish study, coffee consumption was associated with 28-30 per cent reduced risk of MS among heavy coffee drinkers. Similar results were found in the US study, with a 26-31 per cent lower risk among heavy coffee drinkers compared with those who never drank coffee. The higher the quantity of coffee drunk, the lower the risk of MS, the results showed.

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

How Are You Breathing Today? By Rachel Garrod

Breathing is essential of course. But not all breathing is good – sometimes it’s downright dysfunctional! Specifically, dysfunctional breathing is when people breathe more than their body requires. They may use the upper part of the chest rather than the diaphragm or take intermittent gulping breathes. Dysfunctional breathing can even arise from an over reliance on the mouth for respiration. Most people will suffer a bout of over breathing at some time or other, sometimes breathing twice as much as is required. Periods of stress or anxiety commonly cause a brief attack of over breathing. However, for some people this type of breathing can become persistent and occurs most of the time. Often they’re not even aware the’re doing it and the condition is then known as Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome. Sufferers may say they feel very breathless or that the chest feels tight or wheezy (symptoms that can easily be mistaken for or exaggerated in asthma). They can feel quite dizzy and as though their heart is racing. Often people tell us that they are “worried they aren’t getting enough oxygen”. But it isn’t the oxygen that causes the problems – over breathing lowers the carbon dioxide (CO2) in our blood and that’s what leads to these scary symptoms. Far from being a waste product of breathing, CO2 plays a number of important physiological roles in our bodies. The gas influences many enzyme reactions and

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controls the constriction or relaxation of blood vessels and airways. It acts to help speed up the release of oxygen from red blood cells into muscle and even plays a part in muscle contraction itself. Pretty important stuff! CO2 levels are controlled by breathing. Breathe more than needed, by taking deeper or faster breaths, and CO2 levels in the blood fall. Hold your breath and CO2 levels rise again. Sometimes a person’s breathing can be quite regular but then a yawn, sigh or coughing bout brings on symptoms, as CO2 is reduced. Talking too quickly without pausing for breath lowers the blood CO2 and that’s why people sometimes tell us they feel worse when chatting on the phone. Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome is a condition that mimics many others so investigations are needed to rule out other possible causes but once a diagnosis is made, specialised physiotherapy can help. 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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BETTER BREATHING FOR LIFE Respiratory Physiotherapist (UK and Spanish registered)

Rachel Garrod Ph.D. MCSP

Have you got a lung problem? Want help to become more active? Need better breathing and asthma control? Effective support to stop smoking? Difficulty managing chronic cough?

Specialised physiotherapy support for all people with lung problems. Tel: +34 652 281 122 Email: rachelgarrod1@gmail.com

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Events

Grand Opening Party for Arte del Lusso Arte del Lusso owners Svetlana Dimitrova and her partner Alex Sukhotin hosted an elegant cocktail party with a DJ to inaugurate their new showroom situated at the bottom of Calle Lagasca close to the boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara. Arte del Lusso is a luxury window treatment and sun protection system company offering blinds, shades, skylights, curtains and much more. Guests perused the showroom while enjoying delicious canapés supplied by Tango Restaurante in Puerto Banús and were given a gift bag. The party was organised by events company Ariana Events & Communications. Tel. (+34) 952 001 485 / www.artedellusso.es

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Star Cuisine Showcased at Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa

Marbella’s dual Michelin-star chef Dani García welcomed the crème de la crème of Spanish and international cuisine to the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa when he hosted the exclusive “A Cuatro Manos” gastronomic event for a second year. The glittering celebrations began with a “Tribute to Joël Robuchon” attended by 18 chefs from Spain, the United States, Germany and France – with a total 71 Michelin stars between them, including Ferran Adrià and Joan Roca. www.puenteromano.com

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Cutting-Edge Premiere with Genesis Technologies

Photos: Francisco Vázquez

TD Sat & Sound invited Home & Lifestyle Magazine to a hi-tech event for the opening of Genesis Technologies South Europe’s new headquarters in San Pedro de Alcántara. Guests were able to wander around and observe the exciting new technology on display, while enjoying a wide variety of canapés and drinks. They were also treated to the European premiere viewing of the Stealth Acoustics giant outdoor TV, which was situated outside the showroom and has a two and a half metre outdoor LED motorised television screen valued at €150,000. www.genesis-tech.eu / www.tdsatandsound.com

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news SPANISH GOLF OPEN

Top European Tour Action at Valderrama

Europe’s number one course was in typically devilish form as players battled for supremacy in the Open de España in April. Few players managed to card underpar rounds over four demanding days of competition at the Sotogrande course, and the winning total – by 27-year-old Andrew Johnston from England – was one-over. Not since the 2013 US Open had a European Tour event been won with an over-par tally. It was Johnston’s debut victory on the main tour (he won

twice on the 2014 Challenge Tour) and it came after a roller-coaster final day, with several players challenging for victory. In the end, he secured a one-stroke victory over runner-up Dutchman Joost Luiten, while tournament host Sergio García carded a closing 67 to finish third another stroke back. Among the spectators on the final day was Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale (pictured above left).

CPAD

TURNING YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

BELMON FULL SERVICE HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON

Expansion for San Pedro hair salon Grupo CPad are constructors and architects based in Estepona. Their professional team carry out both renovations and new-builds, and they are extremely conscious about working as tightly as possible to deadlines. CPad also offer an interior design and landscaping service and sell raw materials such as limestone and quartz, as well as cut and treated stone made to measure. “When clients come to visit us,” says Grupo CPad owner David Navarro, “they can see first-hand our materials as we have everything in our showroom down to finishes, lighting, glass, ceramics, audio, domotics and much more.” CPAD Group Pol. Industrial Estepona, C/ Marconi 5, Estepona C/ Tecnologia 10, Oficina 1, Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz Tel. (+34) 951 974 564 / 956 185 661 / 630 553 811 info@grupocpad.es / www.grupocpad.es

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The popular Belmon Salon in San Pedro de Alcántara moved its premises to a prime new location at the start of May. The expanded salon will be set up with three treatment rooms where, in addition to the current professional hairstyling services (cutting, colouring, hair extensions and Keratine treatments). They will offer a nail stylist, semi/permanent make-up and eyelash extensions, massage therapist, beautician, spray tan and medical pedicure, as well as top products such as Moroccan Oil, Revlon and Tigi. After the summer they will also have a vertical sun cabin. In addition to hair and beauty services, the salon sells handbags, necklaces and bracelets in a relaxed setting where clients can enjoy coffee, tea, wine, champagne or soft drinks. Calle Marqués del Duero 68, San Pedro de Alcántara Tel. (+34) 952 781 904 / 634 423 895 www.belmonsalon.com / Facebook: Belmon-Salon Open Monday-Friday 10am-7pm and Saturday 10am-2pm

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CONSTRUSPAIN MÁLAGA

Photo: Peter Staes

Quality Building Services on THE COSTA DEL SOL

MARBELLA CARPETS

Golden Mile Showroom Re-Opens with Guy Laroche Exclusivity The key business principle for construction company Construspain S.L. Málaga is to provide quality, safety and comfort in all its buildings. Comprising a team of highly qualified technicians and professionals with proven experience, in recent years the company has undertaken major projects in Málaga, Marbella and other Costa del Sol municipalities – both semi-detached complexes and individual villas. Construspain aims to reflect a customer’s style and needs, developing a specific business philosophy for each project, with construction quality and customer service being the main concern. Services are customised, adapting to clients’ needs with flexibility, speed and a long-term commitment, while always respecting and fulfilling all agreements. Avda. del Mediterráneo 4, Edif. Corona, local 10. San Pedro de Alcántara Tel. (+34) 952 927 699 / info@construspain.com / www.construspain.com

Marbella Carpets’ spectacular contemporary collection of handmade carpets is now on display at their re-opened showroom on the Golden Mile. This premier Costa del Sol carpet and rug shop has exclusivity in Spain for the Guy Laroche carpet gallery, and offers high-end products in natural materials including wool, silk and leather combined with Swarovski crystals. Belgium owner Jeff Meurs provides clients with the experience, knowledge and guarantees of more than 40 years’ experience in the world of oriental carpets. In addition to creating personalised styles that complement the existing décor of a client’s home, Marbella Carpets also offer cleaning and repair services and advice on how to maintain each individual piece. “After all,” they note, “they’re not just carpets, they’re works of art.” Edif. Casablanca, Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe Tel. (+34) 952 773 765 info@marbellacarpets.com / www.marbellacarpets.com

MERCASUR

Top Award for Laufen Collection

The innovative Val SaphirKeramik collection designed by Konstantin Grcic for Laufen has been honoured with a gold award – the highest level of the iF Design Awards. Munich designer Grcic explores the potential of the SaphirKeramik material by means of fine geometric lines, narrowly defined radii and tactile surfaces. The Val bathroom range is available on the Costa del Sol from Mercasur. Avda. José Martín Méndez, Pol. Ind. Estepona Tel. (+34) 952 792 112 info@mercasurestepona.com / www.mercasurestepona.com

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news LIBERTY BROKERS

New Stars of the Marketing Show

The “stars” of Liberty Seguros’ new press advertising campaign for 2016 are the actual brokers and agents themselves, in line with the company’s belief that its intermediaries (another name for agents and brokers) should be strongly featured in marketing campaigns because they are at the core of the business. A specially created microsite was designed for the intermediaries to access, where they were able to vote for the “real look and feel” of a true insurance intermediary, and the person they thought could represent the look of a real intermediary from a selection of photographic models. The results were conclusive: the winning choice was a smart but casual look.

As intermediaries experience director Iván Ortego noted, “We value the amazing support that all our agents and brokers give to Liberty Seguros and, of course, to all our valued customers. What a better way to get them involved in our business strategy for 2016?” Liberty Seguros currently has over 300 expat intermediaries in Spain, providing professional customers’ advice on any insurance matter, including car, home, life, marine, leisure and pet, as well as business and commercial covers. Tel. (+34) 902 255 258 or visit www.libertyexpatriates.es for the name of the nearest Liberty Seguros broker.

SALON SPAIN

MAJOR Supercar Event at Ascari Racing Complex

OP DE BEECK

Generous Charity Initiative by Staff An exclusive motoring “gala” will be held in May at the Ascari circuit near Ronda, offering high-end vehicles for sale and viewing to a private group of clients, collectors, buyers, owners and enthusiasts. Salon Spain (28-29 May) is being organised by the INCA company, which focuses on the top tier of the sector, with brands such as Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Scotty, Viper and Bentley. Owners and potential buyers will have the opportunity of checking out a selection of currently available categories offered on the market, with the possibility of buying, selling and driving them at the circuit. Also available will be motorbikes, as well as other “unusual and valuable vehicles”, and the organisers are considering the possibility of including jets and boats. An official press presentation for the event was held in April at the YustoGiner art gallery in Marbella, presided over by organiser Hein Arts, Ascari general manager Melchor Durán, professional driver and event ambassador Álvaro Fontes and the art gallery’s head of communications, Marta Urrea. Tel. (+34) 603 207 688 (Hein Arts) / www.salonspain.com

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Employees at Op de Beeck & Worth insurance brokers in Marbella have raised €9,000 for their three chosen charities, Debra España, Mary’s Meals and Asociacion Crece, with the cheque officially presented at the company’s Marbella office in March. Over the last 10 years, Op de Beeck & Worth has been actively involved in local, national and international fund-raising, and since 2015 the company has donated €1 from each policy sale or renewal to the fund. “We are delighted to be involved with such important local and international charities,” said director Danni Worth. “Debra España raises money for vital research into the debilitating genetic fragile skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa, Mary’s Meals plays a vital role in providing food to starving children throughout the world, and Asociacion Crece de Marbella helps children with behavioural, emotional and learning difficulties. “Op de Beeck & Worth as a company is passionate about social responsibility, and I personally take every opportunity – time permitting – to raise money to help those less fortunate than us, in our local community and farther afield.” Tel. (+34) 952 882 273 info@opedebeeck-worth.com / www.opdebeeck-worth.com

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SPRING THEMES

Vibrant Art Show at Cerrado del Águila

ANDALUCÍA LAB An exhibition by six local artists on the theme of “Spring” and organised by Art Gallery Costa del Sol will remain on show until 20 May at the Cerrado del Águila golf clubhouse. The artists are: Monica Lucena, Carla Marisa Missa, Anneli Gilan, María José Díaz, Carmen Trella Vida and Leonardo Fernández. Tel. 630 983 058 / www.artgallerycostadelsol.com

ALARMA UNIVERSAL

Three Decades of Security System Solutions Alarma Universal is celebrating 30 years on the Costa del Sol as “the most innovative security system experts in the area”. The Fuengirolabased company began in 1983, was taken over by Peter Nissen in 1986, and took off with the introduction of his unique “Security Triangle” system to Spain. In 2014 Nissen received an award in the presence of representatives from the Spanish government, senior police officers and his peers, after José Manuel López Fernández from the Spanish Security Industry Society (FES) nominated Alarma Universal to receive the award based on the company’s ethics of discretion, seriousness and honesty. The premise behind the “Security Triangle” is that an alarm system will only be completely effective if it has three vital elements: detection from the security system, verification from a 24-hour control centre, and reaction from the security guard. It is the reaction part of the service that is unique to Alarma Universal, as they have their own team of security guards. “It would not have been possible to achieve this important milestone without our team of dedicated professionals,” said Christina Nissen, Peter’s daughter and director of Alarma Universal. “We continue to look forward and are constantly updating our systems to include the latest technological developments, to ensure that we respond to our customers’ needs and can provide the most effective security systems for homes and businesses on the Costa del Sol.” Avda. Torreblanca 1, Edif. Trébol, Fuengirola Tel. (+34) 952 461 037 info@alarmauniversal.com / www.alarmauniversal.com

Training Courses for Professionals Andalucía Lab has announced it will be running 126 training courses in 2016 to help 1,800 professionals. These free training courses, open to all, focus on the four key themes of online marketing, marketing for tourism, social media and entrepreneurs. A pioneering centre for innovation in tourism and business, the centre is run by the tourism and sports ministry of the Junta de Andalucía (regional government). Its training sessions are delivered in Spanish and focus on key topics such as website analytics, apps, SEO, marketing planning, online reputation management and selling online. Andalucía Lab also offers office space within its co-working area, with a lockable cupboard and access to the centre’s facilities including high speed Wi-Fi, printer, photocopier, meeting rooms, training and a conference room, as well as access to business experts. www.andalucialab.org

Great Omar

Decorative and Fine Arts Society COSTA DEL SOL DFAS The lecture “Lost on the Titanic – The Making of the Great Omar Binding” will be held at the Salon Varietes in Fuengirola on 9 May at 4.30 pm. Lecturer: Dominic Riley (visitors €10). www.costadelsoldfas.com BENAHAVÍS DFAS On 24 May the lecture “But – Is It Art” will be held at 6.30pm at Benahavís Town Hall. Lecturer: Lynne Gibson (doors open at 5.30 pm – café/bar available). www.benahavisdfas.com

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SPECIALIST ADVICE

New Regulations for the

Holiday Rental Market Article supplied by Spanish legal and fiscal advisors, Arcos & Lamers

Due to the increasing number of new ways to travel, the Junta de Andalucía (regional government) has decided to regulate properties that offer a tourist accommodation service, in order to establish minimum guarantees of quality and safety for users. This new regulation involves those properties that are rented as a whole and which are rented out for rooms, not including those rented for more than two months, holidays without profit, properties in rural areas and real estate formed by three or more homes. The Junta has established a series of requirements to be met: • The property should have an occupational licence. • The rooms should have direct ventilation to an outside system or courtyard, and a darkening windows system. • They should be furnished and equipped. • They should be provided with a heating and cooling system. • They must have a first aid kit. • Tourist information for the area must be provided. • Complaints and claims forms should be available for customers in a visible place inside the house. • The house should be cleaned at the entrance and exit for customers. • General bedding and furnishings for the house should be supplied.

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• A phone number must be available for any enquiry the tenants might have. • Users should be provided with information and tools for the operation of appliances. • Users must be informed of internal rules. The regulations also state that at the time of arrival documentation should be given to the users, at least containing the following: the name of the person or operator of the property; the alphanumeric code entered with the Tourism Registry of Andalucía; the number of people who will occupy the property, entry and departure; the total price of the room; and a contact phone number. Registrations are made at the Registro de Turismo de Andalucia (Tourism Registry of Andalucía), and the deadline to register the property is the beginning of May. It should include the cadastral references and the corresponding Licence of First Occupation. As for sanctions for non-compliance, these are divided into minor, serious and very serious, which can amount to fines of up to €150,000 for the most serious offences. Arcos & Lamers Asociados Avda. Ricardo Soriano, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 775 010 www.arcos-lamersasociados.com

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SPECIALIST ADVICE

Buying a House or Apartment in Spain Article supplied by global expat network Angloinfo

Spanish real estate is a complex area, so before you get in contact with local realtors or real estate agents get to grips with what’s involved in purchasing property in Spain. There are many ways to search for properties to buy in Spain: estate agents, property magazines and ‘’home hunters”. In more popular or urban areas estate agents offer an English-speaking service. The whole process of buying any type of property or land in Spain is strictly regulated. Professional advice should be sought with regard to your personal situation when buying a property. It’s important to carefully consider the location and type of property, depending on whether it will be a main residence, second home, holiday home to be let out on occasion or a property to be let as an investment for the future.

Make a list of the important elements – the purchase price, the overall size and number of rooms, whether a sotano (cellar), garage, garden, terrace or balcony is essential – as it will keep the estate agent or home hunter on the right track to finding the ideal property. The type of property and its condition is also an important consideration. There are certain types of properties that will not be acceptable for mortgage finance. The property should be classed as “habitable”, meaning structurally sound and having the basic utilities of electricity, mains water and sewerage system, all conforming to the current regulations. All properties that are registered on the Registro de la Propiedad (Land Registry) can be mortgaged. (This subject will be covered in the May-June edition.)

More information about buying property in Spain, property jargon that will be helpful and other essential information can be found at: www.angloinfo.com/costadelsol

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Home & Lifestyle Magazine, edición 45  

Home & Lifestyle Magazine, edición 45. Mayo/Junio 2016

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