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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

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DÉCOR & DESIGN 12 Chairs: statement chic 22 Lounging: elegant comfort 30 Wallpaper: statement textures 38 Smart Homes: cutting-edge experience 44 Lighting: innovative inspiration 52 Tables: timeless character 56 Heating: cosy convenience 60 Rugs: quality ambience 66 Flooring: smooth durability 70 Bathrooms: practical trends 78 Bedrooms: peaceful style

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LIFESTYLE & LEISURE 110 Motoring: Aston Martin “Art of Living” 112 Travel: grand glamour in Paris 114 A La Carte: fine dining with a touch of style

86 Fabrics: eye-catching combinations

118 Wine Notes: upheaval in Rioja region

90 Tableware: festive traditions

122 Gourmet News: culinary snippets around Spain

96 Globally Green: latest eco trends

124 Medical Minutes: visionary breakthroughs

100 Exhibitions: premier global showcases

126 Health & Beauty: exercising with diabetes

102 Property & Design Showcase: dream homes

128 Art & Culture: classical Francis Bacon

NEWS & EVENTS 130 Festive review of inaugurations, anniversaries

and celebrations

140 Bulletin of companies, organisations and people

in the headlines

146 The Final Word: specialist expatriate advice

from leading experts

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MARMOL MARBLE | CERÁMICA TILE | BAÑOS BATHROOMS | COCINAS KITCHENS

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COVER PHOTO The Witch Chair by Italian brand Moroso comes in various colours and is composed of a single wooden shell upholstered with flame-retardant foam with strips of leather sewn over it. Moroso is available from Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Johnny Gates, Mark Rood, Charly Simon, Peter Staes, David Toms

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ARQUITECTURA Y DISEÑO

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FROM THE

EDITOR Photographer David Toms has been a highly valued and respected colleague at Home & Lifestyle Magazine for many years. Above all else, however, he is a cherished friend… sanguine, placid, hugely gifted professionally and with a deep sense of compassion that warms the hearts of people who come into contact with him. When we heard the news of his motorcycle accident we were – like so many other people – utterly dismayed. Now David is in a Toledo specialist hospital undergoing

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programme. When he eventually concludes his treatment there he will almost certainly need ongoing support and convalescence. To that end, a fund has been set up to meet some of his needs, including a specially adapted home. More details are in the News section on P.140. With these troubling thoughts on our minds, it has been difficult to contemplate other notably less important matters such as a refurbishment of the home for autumn – or adding a warm touch to the living areas for winter. However, David – with his positive and practical outlook on life – would truly be the first to say that work must go on. So to this issue… Our customary features on pacesetting décor and design trends include an overview of latest dining room styles and we also have an expanded gourmet section (both especially timely with the festive season coming up) that highlights top local restaurants as well as culinary initiatives and presentations from around Spain. On 4 and 5 November we will be attending the first edition of Home Fair Costa del Sol as a media partner. To be held at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos convention centre in Estepona, the exhibition is mainly aimed at Dutch and Belgian nationals – but all people are warmly welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

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magical sleep comfort Jensen Supreme Continental gives you an utterly enchanting sleep comfort. Part of the secret is hidden in the soft shoulder zone and the additional support for the lower back, which makes sure that the body gets an even and continuous support.

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CHARMING CHAIRS

CHAIR CHIC

This chair by BoConcept has a swivel function and comes in various colours. BoConcept is situated on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.boconcept.es).

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Above During this year’s Orgatec fair in Koln, Republic of Fritz Hansen will pre-launch its new Pair chair, which was designed by Benjamin Hubert and adds an impressive stackable seating range to its timeless design classics. Fritz Hansen is available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.plusstore.es). Below The But chair designed by interior designer Francesc Rifé for Point is fresh and ideal for terraces and gardens. The chair features lacquered aluminium in an ivory white colour and another model with the armrest and seat made of natural teak. Point is available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemaråbella.com).

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CHARMING CHAIRS

The Coco chair by Oasiq is fun and contemporary, made from powder-coated aluminium with teak legs and arms as an option. It comes in four different colours: olive green, anthracite, white and lemon. Available from Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.nezhakanouni.com).

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CHARMING CHAIRS Relax and unwind in this sturdy hammock Egg chair from HKLiving. It has a strong metal frame covered with rattan and is hung on a simple hook. Ideal for a lounge area, bedroom or terrace. HKLiving is available from Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

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CHARMING CHAIRS

STATEMENT CHAIRS The Longwave armchair designed by Diesel for Moroso is retuning a classic. This lounge chair with its high back offers an intimate comfortable seat with a retro feel. Moroso is available from Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

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Above Jazz up a neutral room with a statement chair to achieve a stylish designer look. This room was designed by Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.imperialfurniture.es). Below Left The Mammoth chair by Norr 11 is hand-crafted with a solid oak frame and vintage leather. It is a contemporary winged armchair that offers both comfort and chic design. Available from Siesta Interior Design (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Below Right The striking Story easy armchair by Il Loft has a chromed metal frame and a hugging fabric with a movable seat and back cushions. Available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.ilinterior.com).

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STYLISH LIVING ROOMS

LOUNGE LOVING During the winter months the living room takes greater precedence so why not give it a lift with some new accessories, chairs or a lick of paint? Avoid cluttering your living room with unnecessary items and just place items that work with the room. This will make its overall look more welcoming aesthetically – and help you relax.

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These fresh soft lounge chairs by Verellen are casual and inviting. To give a cosy winter look, accessorise your lounge chairs with blankets and unctuous cushions. Verellen is available from Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.nezhakanouni.com) and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com).

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STYLISH LIVING ROOMS

GRACEFUL GREY Versatile grey is a great colour to choose for a sofa. Cushions, rugs or a painting behind give pops of colour that are easily changeable… depending on your mood. Above This three-seater sofa by Amboan is elegant and understated, with the edging and indented pattern giving it a particularly luxurious look. Amboan is available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.ilinterior.es). Right This oversized grey L-shaped sofa offers ample and very comfortable low seating. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.imperialfurniture.es).

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- SUN PROTECTION SYSTEMS & WINDOW ART DECOR -

Complete window dressing from made-to-measure blinds and shades to functional electric tracks and exclusive curtains.

Official partner of the leading european blinds and fabrics manufactories

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STYLISH LIVING ROOMS

LOUNGE WITH COLOUR Above The Bubble three-seater sofa designed by Sacha Lakic for Roche Bobois is upholstered in Techno 3D or 4D fabric and is entirely padded, and its structure is made from solid wood. The Bubble is fun and eye-catching and perfect for a contemporary living room. Roche Bobois is situated in Torre Real (www.roche-bobois.com). Below The vibrant Teddy sofa by Belgian design company PH Collection is bright and colourful, offering low and ample seating. There is one longer seat section so that the user can put their feet up – for the ultimate in comfort. PH Collection is available from Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www. siestainteriordesign.com).

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FABULOUS WALLS

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he beauty of wallpapers is that they can transform a room with very little effort and can be changed whenever you like. You can go for a statement design that will give the wow-factor or simply choose something that adds a general tone to the room. We have seen many of the big brands bringing out metallic collections in recent years as well as a multitude of different textured wallpapers that give that “touchable” feel. OPPOSITE PAGE The new “Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains” design by De Gournay combines religion, history and mythology from Chinese murals and scrolls. The collection brings old traditions into the contemporary home. De Gournay is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). THIS PAGE Left The Iron Grenade coloured wallpaper from Casamance’s cop-

per range comes in various attractive colours. Casamance is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es) and the Marmorin Design & Property Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com). Centre The Friti Plum collection by Abigail Borg was awarded Best British Pattern 2010 by Elle Decoration at The British Design Awards. The design shows large blooms of Fritillaria growing among delicate blossoms and foliage. Available online from www.abigailborg.com Right The Feuille wallpaper by Farrow & Ball is a large-scale 1800s French jacquard leaf pattern that flows organically, creating an almost forest-like impression, and it comes in seven different colourways. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).

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FABULOUS WALLS

The Équateur collection by French wallpaper and fabric giant Élitis puts a ray of sunshine into your room. The bold horizontal lines in a melange of exotic colours make this collection particularly distinctive. Élitis is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.nezhakanouni.com) and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com).

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Urb. Señorío de Cortés 64- 29680, Estepona, Málaga. Tel: (+34) 654 330 707 Web: www.aludomo.es Email: comercial@aludomo.es

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FABULOUS WALLS

The Julian range from the new OUT SYSTEM™ collection by Wall & Deco offers a different way to decorate important external structural features that strengthen the wall’s surface on which it is applied. It is resistant to knocks, tears, abrasions, rain and UV rays. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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SALES, INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PROJECTS

BEACHFRONT PUERTO BANUS, LOS GRANADOS 1,900,000€ A TOTALLY REINVENTED, REFINED CONTEMPORARY APARTMENT IN A PRIME LOCATION 3 bedrooms all beautifully completed with magnificent en suites, wall mounted TVs, stunning fitted bedroom furniture and ambient lighting, with a bright open plan high gloss white kitchen, fully equipped and ready with the latest appliances, custom built breakfast bar and dining table in sparkling Silestone Stellar Snow, a sophisticated lounge in the latest colour design including sumptuous sofas, with patio doors to the terrace and outstanding views to the garden, pool, beach and Mediterranean sea. Everything you see in this luxurious apartment is brand new and waiting for you. Los Granados has a 24 hour guarded entrance, on-site admin. Office, restaurant, indoor heated pool, gymnasium, steam room, leisure room, garage and store. Direct access to the promenade and beach and just a few minutes’ walk into vibrant Banus marina with delightful shops, restaurants, bars, night clubs and every facility you might require. 70 Centro Comercial Cristamar, Avda. Naciones Unidas, Puerto Banús, 29660 www.halcyon-properties.com | halcyon.realestate@gmail.com | Office: 952 818 540 | Carole: 630 727 690 | Allan: 639 865 779

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FABULOUS WALLS

The new Matrice collection enables Brondi and Rainò to explore the different effects that can be achieved with ceramic surfaces. The range is highlighted by perceptive and tactile qualities, taking concrete as its main inspiration. It is suitable for floors or walls – both indoors and outdoors. Concrete symbolises solid austerity with uncompromisingly modern architectural style (www.ceditceramiche.it).

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- INTERIOR DESIGN -

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

www.whitehousemarbella.com

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SENSATIONAL SPEAKERS

THE ADVANCED HOME

Above The Zeppelin Wireless speaker by Bowers & Wilkins allows you to connect to your favourite devices via Bluetooth, AirPlay or Spotify Connect. The advanced digital processing gives this speaker its exceptional sound and it can decode audio streams, thus improving sound quality – all without you lifting a finger. You can easily connect to your favourite streaming services and apps. Bowers & Wilkins is available from TD Sat & Sound in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.tdsatandsound.com).

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NEW

A new gastronomic concept where you can buy and consume our products from the Club del Gourmet Delight yourself with our best wines, a gran cava or a “perfect serve” from the most prestigious international gins whilst you taste some exquisite hors d’hoeuvres, our select delicatessen or something from our exclusive delicatessen or even our very own cheese cellar. Also you can enjoy any of our two thousand products, prepared and served for you there and then.

A large wine cellar with the best national and international wines. If you need to send a gift to someone with good taste, we can personalize any of our products.

Also enjoy one of our many restaurants

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SENSATIONAL SPEAKERS

Above Leon’s Aaros Series subwoofers provide uncompromising bass with refined, musical tonality… perfectly suited for multi-purpose living rooms or larger home theatres. The compact Detail surround speakers are handcrafted and sonically matched to the front soundstage speakers, offering a full five-channel high-fidelity audio experience in any room. Available from TD Sat & Sound in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.tdsatandsound.com). Below The stylish ISX-80 wireless speaker is designed to look like a picture frame that can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf. But there’s substance behind the style: it is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, allowing you to stream music from DLNA devices, AirPlay, Spotify and Napster (www.yamaha-es.com).

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FIRST PERSON

CREATING EXCEPTIONAL AMBIENCES INTERVIEW WITH ELENA FERNÁNDEZ ORTEGA FROM DIRECO LIGHTING

In your opinion, how important is lighting in the home? The home is where people spend much of their time – it’s their refuge – so it is vital to create an appropriate climate of comfort that allows them to enjoy their everyday lives to the fullest. One of the key elements in creating this comfortable ambience is, without a doubt, lighting. Well-planned and properly incorporated lighting provides the feeling of comfort that is so necessary in carrying out our daily tasks and activities. Several aspects depend on lighting: the feeling generated by a warm, relaxing atmosphere; and the actual size, with the opportunity of transforming a small room into a more airy and spacious area, or a large bedroom into a pleasant and intimate haven. Lighting helps enhance and strengthen colours and the ambience, so using lighting techniques properly can significantly change the final result in each part of the home. In the case of incorrect lighting, you can ruin an attractive décor. And, if you want to achieve an effective and tidy appearance, you need to take great care when choosing the objects that are being lit. The specific needs for each ambience require different lighting arrangements

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and configurations, in order to define the distinctive lighting “types” and “systems” that will be used. When planning lighting projects, three basic premises need to be adhered to: What to light. How to light it. What elements to use. General lighting: this type refers to the main lighting that illuminates the whole area, and which facilitates basic activities in the absence of natural light. It is always located at the highest point and creates uniform lighting that is free from shadows. Specific lighting: this complements the general lighting, and is used to illuminate a special area, where a specific activity is carried out such as, for example, a reading corner or a kitchen table. It is also known as focal lighting. Ambient lighting: generally this is used to set a mood, and is accompanied by both artificial and natural light. It lights up dark areas and creates an atmosphere. In this case the design of the lamp and the colour and intensity of the light emitted are important – the latter shouldn’t be excessive.

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Decorative lighting: this kind of lighting is used to create or highlight a specific part of the room, a painting or the building’s architecture. These are the basic issues to be taken into account when undertaking a lighting study, be it for a home or any other leisure space (restaurant, bar, etc.), work office, hotel… What exclusive brands do you offer? TAL for technical lighting; Studio Italia Design, Foscarini, Flos, Marset, Vibia, Contardi, PuraLuce, Pallucco, Terzani, Viso, Catellani & Smith, Metalarte, B.lux and Arturo Alvarez for decorative lighting; Lithoss, an embedded series of lighting; Systemline, a multi-room audio distribution system; Thinkx, a server for viewing with Knx, Crestrom, Modbus, TCP/IP… etc. What services are offered by Direco, and why should potential clients visit your showroom? We offer expert knowledge, technology, creativity and design to secure our clients’ satisfaction. We make sure we stay abreast of latest trends in lighting and home automation, and have a team of qualified professionals with many years

of experience in the industry, able to offer personalised service and confidence. We have a fast and flexible delivery service for the most demanding clients. Our showroom displays our lighting products, top luxury brand switches and multiroom audio complemented by the many options available through the Knx domotic (home automation) system, thus enabling clients to combine all their home technology. What do you enjoy most about your work? The satisfaction and motivation of completing a well-developed lighting project, and seeing that our clients are satisfied with the work we have done, and feel we have fulfilled their expectations. It’s a very creative and enriching job, but at the same time it brings with it great responsibility. The quest for perfection is constant. Direco Lighting C/ Uranio 29, Pol. Ind. La Ermita, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 821 645 info@direcolighting.es / www.direcolighting.es

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AMAZING LIGHTING

WINTER LIGHTS LIGHTING IS IMPORTANT TO ADD AMBIENCE TO A LIVING SPACE SO CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHAT KIND YOU NEED TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL ATMOSPHERE IN YOUR HOME.

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LIGHTING · DESIGN · DÉCO Marset’s Cala collection creates a warm light with a simple design. It has been inspired by metal café tables and classic painter trestles. The rotary moulded polyethylene shade is enclosed in a zipped Textilene sleeve that filters the light and gives it a texture that is rich in nuances. The Cala comes in suspension, table and floor lamp models. Marset is available from Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.nezhakanouni.com), the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com), the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.plusstore.es), Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es) and Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

C/. Lagasca 62 · San Pedro de Alcántara info@magyk.es · Tel: +34 951 196 449 www.magyk.es

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AMAZING LIGHTING

SENSATIONAL SUSPENSIONS Above Left Rhythm horizontal lights designed by Arik Levy for Vibia feature different dimensions as well as a varying number and size of light sticks. Vibia is available from Direco in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es). Above Right The Nenúfar collection by Serip has the appearance of cascading flowers floating in the air. Serip is available from Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es). Left The Fiorella suspension lamp by Slamp is a showstopper – coming in various sizes and applications. Slamp is available from Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es).

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AMAZING LIGHTING

Above The silverback suspended lamp by Louis Poulsen emits diffused light. The opal diffuser is curved to provide a soft light directed downwards. The metallic semi-transparent rear side of the diffuser emits a halo effect, reflecting light from its surroundings. The silverback lamp is a simple and attractive suspended lamp which suits any style of home. Louis Poulsen is available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.plusstore.es). BelowThe Spokes 2 range by Foscarini was inspired by the spokes of a bicycle wheel, allowing light to filter out between the individual slim and lightweight bars that surround the bulb. Foscarini is available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es).

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LIGHT WORK Working in good light improves your concentration and helps you become more focused. A table light should not take up too much space on the table, offering a gentle but effective light. Top The new Plié collection by Vitale from Fambuena is designed geometrically and made out of one sheet of aluminium. Fambuena is available from Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es). Left The new Airo table lamp by Carpyen is slick in its design, making it perfect for a work desk. Carpyen is available from Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es). Above The Neoz Cooee 2c table lamp, shown here with a copper finish, has a rechargeable battery. Its long, metallic body and cylindrical diffuser offer a wonderfully soft downward light. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).

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AMAZING LIGHTING

HANGING PRETTY

Above The award-winning Sky Planter by Boskke is made out of 100 per cent recycled plastic and holds plants upside down, thus saving floor space. It has a non-drip inverted plant pot and comes with the Slo-Flo internal irrigation system, allowing water to go directly into the plant’s roots with minimal evaporation and dripping. Boskke is available from Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.nezhakanouni.com) and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com). Right Innovative lighting company Plumen and planter specialists Boskke came together to create this eye-catching installation where the plants are suspended while maintaining healthy hydration. Plumen’s lighting illuminates the foliage to give it a magical look. Boskke is available from Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.nezhakanouni.com) and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com), and Plumen is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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Top This mouth-blown glass Somba vase by Germany company Guaxs has a simple and organic shape and comes in shades of grey and indigo. Available from Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.nezhakanouni.com) and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com). Above Left These beautiful glass vases by HK Living come in alluring earthy colours. Easily portable with a small handle at the neck of the vase, they are perfect to dot around the home. HK Living is available from Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Above Right For a truly wintery look, these glass vases look beautifully simplistic with some scant foliage placed inside. Available online from the House Doctor (www.housedoctor.dk).

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

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TABLE ELEGANCE

TANTALISING TABLES DURING THE WINTER MONTHS, THE STANDARD HOUSEHOLD TRADITIONALLY SPENDS MORE TIME IN THE HOME, SO YOUR DINING TABLE TAKES ON EVEN MORE IMPORTANCE.

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The Skorpio Keramik dining table was designed by Paolo Cattelan for Cattelan Italia. This elegant table has a ceramic table-top with a metal base. Cattelan Italia is available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).

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TABLE ELEGANCE

Above A solid wooden table suits any style of home. As the table ages, it gains more character – giving it a timeless look. Available from Loft & Roomers on Marbella’s Golden Mile and on the Mijas Road (www.loftroomers.com). Right The new Turn lightweight dining table by Cane-line was designed by the Danish design duo Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen. It is made of birchwood veneer (Multiplex) and is laminated on both sides – grey on one and white on the other. Cane-line is available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.plusstore.es). OPPOSITE PAGE The Jane dining table, designed by Christophe Delcourt, has a solid oak base with one side of the base in iron and a silver patina finish. The table-top is made from oak veneer on MDF with several different stains available. Available from Roche Bobois in Torre Real (www.roche-bobois.com).

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WINTER FIRES

WINTER WARMERS

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iving in southern Europe we are fortunate to be able to enjoy an al fresco lifestyle for longer periods, but when the weather gets colder a fireplace could be your answer for taking advantage of the outdoors all year around. Above The Ecosmart Mix Fire Bowl has a contemporary design and is made from a lightweight fibre concrete which is extremely durable against the elements. There are drainage holes to prevent water collection. Available from

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Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). OPPOSITE PAGE Above Bronpi’s Olympia bioethanol fireplace is ideal for a conservatory and heats a room of up to 64 square metres. Available from Unique Fires (www.uniquefires.com). Below The Faber Buzz outdoor gas fire is fully portable and perfect for enjoying the outdoors on colder days. It is fitted with the Faber Log Burner®. Available from Unique Fires (www.uniquefires.com).

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FABULOUS FLOORS

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RUGS FOR WINTER

OPPOSITE PAGE This beautiful rug by Guy Laroche has sheen, dimension and a striking design. Available from Marbella Carpets in Marbella (www.marbellacarpets.com). Left The Sable hand-tufted blue area rug has a border made up of thick yarn surrounding a centre comprising soft thin yarn. Available from Yorkshire Linen on Marbella’s Golden Mile and Pol. Ind. Molino de Viento in Mijas (www.yorkshirelinen.es). Top Right The luxurious Eberson cobalt blue rug by Designers Guild is vibrant and lustrous. The rug is hand-woven on a traditional broad loom and sun-dried for added softness. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com), Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com). Bottom Right The Infinity range by Ebru has an eye-catching graphic design which is inspired by modern architecture. Ebru is available from Nezha Kanouni in Pol. Ind. Estepona and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com).

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FABULOUS FLOORS

The Koi Red rug designed by Teresa Sapey was inspired by Vondom’s Adan collection with its diamond-shaped sculpture, as shown here with the heads. Vondom is available from Magyk (www.magyk.es) and Outdoor Concepts (www.outdoorconcepts.es), both situated in San Pedro de Alcántara.

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FANTASTIC FLOORS

BARE FLOOR BEAUTY

The Reaction porcelain tile range by Cifre Ceramica comes as plain square tiles as well as with an attractive pattern that is part of the Décor Reaction range. When combined together they complement each other perfectly and look wonderful below a dining table or as shown here, under a bed. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).

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CURTAINS · FABRICS · WALLPAPERS · SOFT FURNISHINGS WALL-TO-WALL CARPETS · UPHOLSTERY · BLINDS & AWNINGS

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FANTASTIC FLOORS

Above Hardwood floors keep your home warm on the cooler winter days. German company Hain Natural Floorings specialise in exclusive oiled rustic floor coverings and parquet floorings. Through a complex and gentle manufacturing process they create a durable natural product. They stress that they do not use any raw materials from illegal sources, and offer a special air-dried oiled finish in different wood types, sorting grades, colours and dimensions. Wooden flooring from Hain and other prestigious companies in Germany and Austria are exclusively available at Korsch Cabinetmakers in Polígono Industrial Elviria (www. korsch-tischlerei.com). Right Quickstep Largo white, varnished, oak-laminate flooring has extra-wide planks which are smooth and environmentally friendly. This flooring offers a chic and contemporary look that is easy to clean. Available from Decodan in Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.es).

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CHIC BATHROOMS

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hen redesigning your bathroom there are many new trends on the market that are both highly attractive and practical. From standalone bathtubs, trough sinks and wet rooms to open shelving and neutral colour palettes… there is a lot to think about. Cement and stone are becoming more prevalent in the contemporary-style bathroom, bringing everything back to na-

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ture. Unfussy faucets and fixtures, good storage systems and clean lines all help to keep the room hygienic and aesthetically appealing. The Monty range by Bath & Co has a sinuous form that is both contemporary and extremely eye-catching. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).

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CHIC BATHROOMS

THAT SINKING FEELING… Above The Villeroy & Boch Artis washbasin with the Legato vanity unit is an elegant combination for any style of bathroom. The vanity unit offers an excellent storage facility with an accessory box and different compartments separated by glass dividers. Villeroy & Boch is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.puya.es). Left The elegant Atrio one-hole basin mixer faucet by Grohe has a swivel tubular spout with a flow control and stop limiter. Grohe is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es) and Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).

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Open to the environment With large dimensions and stylish window design, Technal blurs the visual boundaries between the interior and the exterior. Meanwhile, comfort and home security are guaranteed thanks to high performance locks.

Aluminios del Sur is a member of Aluminier Technal, a network of more than 200 metal builders throughout the Iberian Peninsula approved by Technal, thereby guaranteeing the quality of the manufacturing and installation of its aluminium enclosures. ALUMINIOS DEL SUR (JIBESUR S.L.) Pol. Ind. La Ermita - C/ Plata 39 – 29603 MARBELLA (Målaga) Tel.: 952 82 23 32 - info@aluminiosdelsur.com www.aluminier.es/aluminios-del-sur - www.aluminiosdelsur.com

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CHIC BATHROOMS

The organic shape of the Dune bathtub by Antonio Lupi is seductively simple and elegant. Antonio Lupi is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es).

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Above The Origami range was designed by Kelly Hoppen for Apaiser – its stunning design creating an artistic masterpiece. Apaiser is available at selected outlets across the Costa del Sol (www.apaiser.com). Left The timeless circular In-Out bathtub by Agape is entirely made out of white Exmar, and is available as a freestanding, corner, built-in or niche installation. The taps can be fitted to the wall or floor, or directly onto the edge of the tub, and the size can be adapted to any bathroom. With its great versatility and choice of versions, In-Out can transform any kind of interior space. Available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.puya.es).

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RUSTIC CHIC The Silex Rustica range by Fiora is fully-customisable with an easy-to-clean drain and integrated drain trap. Fiora is available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).

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BEDROOM HEAVEN

PEACEFUL BEDROOMS

The new Jensen Supreme Purple Meadows range is covered in an environment-friendly wool textile that offers an intelligent spring system for a perfect night’s sleep. It has the Jensen Aloy 2.0 pocket system, Innergetic latex and a mattress topper with Cairo Kashmir. Purple Meadows was Jensen’s colour of the year, as it is known to give peace of mind and put you into a restful state. Jensen Beds are situated in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana (www.jensenstore.com).

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Top The Gimme Shelter bed designed by the Diesel creative team for Moroso has a stress-resistant polyurethane foam and polyester fibre on a wooden frame. The Gimme Shelter collection provides an enclosed personal space for an open area, making you feel safe and secure in your bed. Moroso is available from Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva AndalucĂ­a (www.siestainteriordesign.com).. Above This stylish bed from Imperial Furniture has smooth curved lines that make it instantly inviting, while the grey and muted blue creates both a coordinated and a restful look. Imperial Furniture is situated in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.imperialfurniture.es).

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BEDROOM HEAVEN

GUEST ROOM STYLE Impress your visiting family and friends with a guest bedroom that has all the attributes of a hotel – comfortable beds with a coordinated design that is not too personal in its decorative touches. Above For a spare bedroom, consider a theme with a statement wall and bedding to match. The room instantly looks coordinated and well thought through. This bedroom was designed by Loft & Roomers on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.loftroomers.com). Left The Britannia collection by Ian Mankin is a truly luxurious fabric collection that looks stunning as bed linen. Available at selected outlets on the Costa del Sol (www.ianmankin.com).

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BEDROOM ANIMALS Above The Family of Animals collection by George Home is a 100 per cent cotton duvet set with plenty of personality – and a thread count of 180. It has a soft and smooth feel against your skin and is easy to wash and dry. George Home delivers to Spain and is available online at www.george.com Right The Penguins duvet range is made from 100% brushed cotton flannelette. This bed set also includes two matching pillowcases. Available from Yorkshire Linen on Marbella’s Golden Mile and Pol. Ind. Molino de Viento in Mijas (www.yorkshirelinen.es).

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BEDROOM HEAVEN

The bioethanol 900DB Firebox has a glass panel so you can see through the fire from both sides – thus making it ideal for open living areas. The stainless steel firebox can also be powder-coated in black. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).

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

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LUXURIOUS FABRICS

The Elumino Sema range by Création Baumann is a beautiful transparent fabric with wave-like embroidered lines over the sheer voile. LED elements and strip conductors are installed into the fabric to produce eye-catching dimmable dots of light. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es) and The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).

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WINTER FABRICS

Above The Rivoli range by Casamance is a rich fabric inspired by Parisian roofs, theatres and narrow streets. Available from Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www. cortidea.es) and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es). Below French fabric company Lissoy mixes mustard, grey and earthy green to makes a wonderful colour combination for the winter months. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es).

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WARMING THINGS UP FROM THE INSIDE OUT

JACQUELINE ROBERTS TAKES A LOOK AT THE SEASON’S MAIN DÉCOR TRENDS

COLOUR When it comes to revamping your interior spaces this winter, you should be starting with your colour palette. This season’s “neutral” is dominated by shades of grey: think winter mornings – silvery branches, frosty panes and wispy smoke, hues of slate, charcoal and stone. These shades provide the perfect neutral base for darker, richer colours to make their mark – midnight blues and indigo, deep purples and jewel pinks to bring a bit of opulent ambience to a room. Alternatively, chalky whites, lighter blues, soft beiges and wood finishes will combine to brighten and lighten spaces. The Pantone Colour institute has also included a vibrant red, a spicy mustard yellow and the “Bodacious” pinkish purple in its autumn colour palette. TEXTURE Once you’ve decided on colour, it’s time to think about adding texture and pattern. Shaggy rugs, soft cashmere or wool throws, quilts and scatter cushions offer a practical yet stylish addition. Throws folded over sofas or rolled in a traditional basket give a room a visual feeling of warmth. Stools, poufs and beanbags made from faux fur or luxurious velvets provide fun yet décor-savvy additional seating, and wallpapers this season are also doing a lot to bring texture into a room with the use of cork and other organic elements.

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PATTERN This season it’s all about fabulous florals with huge granny-style blossoms filling both the fashion runways and the fashionistas’ homes. We’re also seeing the softer tones of greys, brighter mustards and textured fabrics that add subtle hints to a room. In addition, the floral epidemic has spread to wallpapers with some wonderful prints out there to spice up a room. SHINE Another way to brighten up a wintery room is to use accents with metallic surfaces. A feature wall with a metallic look wallpaper… or embellish with highshine vases, photo frames, mirrors and lighting. Glass is a valuable addition to tie in a room finished with metallic accessories, while accentuating any natural light. WARMTH Keeping warm in the depths of a Spanish winter can be no mean feat, especially if, like me, you live in an old house with no centralised heating system! If you’re lucky enough to be totally remodelling or buying a new property, then underfloor heating is definitely the way forward. If not, open fires add a special ambience to a room and provide a focal point. With some logs piled at the side

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and a gorgeous rug in front, nothing says “winter” more. When not in use, fill your fireplace with candles – choose different styles and lengths to maintain the focal point. If you really can’t bear the thought of staying indoors on chilly winter nights, think about a fire pit for the terrace. Snuggled up under a soft fluffy blanket in front of flickering flames, sipping hot chocolate under a starfilled sky… and winter’s suddenly not so bad after all. Tela Bella Avda. José Martín Méndez 37, Estepona, Tel. (+34) 952 794 883 www.telabella.es

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XMAS DELIGHTS

CHRISTMAS IDEAS FOR YOUR TABLE

Above Left At Christmas the small dishes come out for sweets, fruit and nuts. Go for some interesting Christmassy shapes to really get into the spirit of the festive season. Available online from Affari (www.affari.nu). Above Right For your Christmas table this year combine white and gold to create an elegant and timeless look. Available from Zara Home (www.zarahome.com). Left The Muubs handmade Sitika terracotta vase in off-white has an irregular shape with an interesting leather stitching going vertically up the vase. Its design is ideal for a Christmas decoration. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store situated on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.plusstore.es).

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M AT T R E S S E S • S P R U N G & P O C K E T S P R U N G • M E M O R Y F O A M • B U LT E X Yorkshire Linen and Beds & More MIJAS Avda. Andalucia (close to Parque Myramar) 29650 Mijas Costa. Tel: 952 197 577 Opening Hours: Yorkshire Linen 10 – 7pm; Beds & More 10am – 6.30pm

Yorkshire Linen and Beds & More MARBELLA Edf. Parque Carolina. Bvl. Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Golden Mile. 29602 Marbella. Tel: 952 733 165 Opening Hours: Marbella 10am- 6.30pm both shops

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LIGHTING PROJECTS Specialists in decorative, technical and commercial lighting

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TABLEWARE BEAUTY

TABLEWARE WITH STYLE

Villeroy & Boch’s new Soup Passion collection is a novel and practical way to serve soup. The bowl is placed on a separate oblong plate where you can rest your spoon and lay bread. On top of the soup bowl there is a removable partitioned dish that serves as a lid to cover your soup while you are carrying it – and keep it warm. The partitions in the lid allow you to store garnishes for the soup and there is a groove in the soup bowl to rest chopsticks. Villeroy & Boch is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.puya.es).

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Above Irregular-shaped dishes are becoming extremely popular, as they add a more casual rustic look to the table setting. Dark plates make food spectacularly pop out of the plate, especially when serving a colourful salad or fruit on the dish. This HKLiving range is available from Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Below The unique characteristics of wooden platters always make them eye-catching on a table. Combined, as shown here, with these small condiment dishes, the overall look is casual and stylish. All available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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TABLEWARE BEAUTY

The Kimara mug range by Arabia is ideal for Christmas, with its bold designs combined with plain serving bowls. Arabia is available online (www.arabia.fi).

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THE ORIGINAL BIOCLIMATIC ROOFING SYSTEM Tailored to your requirements / Innovative and exclusive opening and closing louvre roofing system Sales office Vergola Spain: Urb. El Rosario. Edf. Yellow Car, Local 2, 29604 Marbella Tel: (+34) 952 926 578 / (+34) 902 102 658 / info@vergola.es / www.vergola.es

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By Ali a Bab

The coming of autumn always brings to mind warmth from fireplaces and staying inside from the cold (or wet – or both) and yet it is also a time of renewing the world. Our flowers are more or less done in giving us their beauty, the growth of plants slows, and animals try to get as much harvested for the inclement months so they can survive. We humans do something akin to this as well. Out of our wardrobes come the “winter woollies” and we prepare ourselves for Halloween and various rituals and festivities culminating in Christmas and the New Year. Colours change as well. They become muted and softer as if we are going into some kind of hibernation with vividness. Warm coppers, browns, greys and black seem to come into their own, but why should they. Surely in these bleak months we should look for bright splashes of colour to cheer us up. However, that’s not really what I am writing about this issue. I wanted to explain what this column is all about. So here we go… Sustainable design is “the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability” (Wikipedia). The intention of sustainable design is to make sure there are no negative impacts on the environment, by using skilfully

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thought out, sensitive design. This means using renewable resources, impacting minimally on the environment, and connecting people with the natural environment which surrounds us. Eco-friendly literally means earth-friendly or not harmful to the environment. This usually means products which contribute to green living or practices that help conserve resources such as water and energy. Eco-friendly products also lessen contributions to air, water and land pollution. A renewable resource is any natural resource, such as wood or solar energy, that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time. It can be used, but it can be replaced over time. This is particularly so for materials like timbers. For example, timbers such as pine and Australian hardwoods are replanted in monitored forests, whereas timber from rainforests is not replanted and lost forever. More and more companies are turning their design eye to using what wonders we have on this planet and coming up with some spectacular ideas. From the great idea of a wine shop using bottles as its lighting system to the people who use old planks for their bathroom… both these ideas have taken eco-friendly to a very high level and, in doing so, have created something quite unique.

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AUDI A4 2.5 TDI AVANT *LEATHER *GPS *SUN-ROOF *2004 *140.000KM* 9.800€

NISSAN QASHQAI 2.0 *AUTOMATIC *PANORAMIC-SUN-ROOF *2008* 10.900€

JEEP COMMANDER *V8-LIMITED 326CV. *BEIGE-LEATHER *AUTOMATIC *2007*14.850€

BMW X1 2.0 DxDrive *LEATHER *GPS*PANORAMIC-SUN-ROOF *CAM *ALU-SPORT *2014 *26.900€

AUDI A8 3.0 TDI QUATTRO *GPS *SUN-ROOF *AUTOMATIC *AIRSUSPENSION *2010 *23.980€

MERCEDES ML 350 BLUETEC *AUTOMATIC *SUN-ROOF *GPS *2012 *90.000KM* 45.700€

AUDI A3 2.0 *CABRIO *AUTOMATIC *BEIGE-LEATHER *60.000 KM *MOD.2009 *19.850€

BMW 118 CABRIO *LEATHER *2011 *90.000 KM. *19.600€

VW NEW BEETLE 2.0 *CABRIO *LEATHER *MOD.2008 *90.000KM *12.790€

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BMW X1 1.8 SDRIVE *2014 *AUTOMATIC *LEATHER *60.000KM *SPORT-LINE *24.890€

RANGE ROVER SPORT TDV8 *FULL-OPTIONS *MOD.2010 *38.900€

MERCEDES V250 *MARCO POLO *WESTFALIA *4 BEDS *AUTOMATIC *FULL-OPTIONS *2015* 69.900€

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T: 609 02 86 02 | www.autosdomenech.com All prices include VAT, transfer and 12 months warranty

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FIRST PERSON

CUTTING-EDGE ALUMINIUM WINDOWS FOR THE HOME INTERVIEW WITH JOAQUÍN GARCÍA DELICADO FROM ALUDOMO

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What are the main services offered by Aludomo? We specialise in high-end aluminium enclosures and blinds because we are always seeking the perfect product to meet the needs of our clients, from minor renovations to ultra-luxurious villas. We carry out a meticulous study of the requirements of each client and, in collaboration with leading European manufacturers, create and develop our projects using the best products on the market. How would you define the typical Aludomo client? Our clientele is quite varied, from families wanting to renovate the windows of their apartment to clients with very high spending power who are seeking the best market options to enclose their homes. We are also specialists in resolving such problems as dampness and excessive noise in homes.   How do you update your products and services? We have very close contacts with leading manufacturers in Europe, which enables us to be well informed about all latest innovations and options in the market, and be in a position to offer the most effective solutions to our clients.

What are your main objectives? Our main objective is to offer clients complete satisfaction. Most of our new clients are recommended by our current ones. This always provides us with a great sense of satisfaction, to know that we are doing our work well. In conclusion… We are currently specialising in minimalist aluminium options, with just two centimetres of aluminium in the junction between the runners and the rest of the frame, embedded during the installation; and tilted windows with just six centimetres of aluminium in the whole perimeter. Also… systems that allow up to 1,000 kilograms of glass to be used for the moveable sheet, and the capacity to incorporate domotic (automation) systems. We are the only company on the Coast that provides a quote with every issue resolved, including installing the foundation frames during the process – thus offering maximum guarantees to our clients. Aludomo Urb. Señorio de Cortes 64, Estepona Tel. (+34) 654 330 707 / comercial@aludomo.es www.aludomo.es / www.facebook.com/ALUDOMO-221841044552171/

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FAIRS & EXHIBITIONS

DESIGN SHOWCASE THE MOST RECENT LEG OF THE HOME EXHIBITION ROAD SHOW WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY TWO OF THE WORLD’S PREMIER DÉCOR AND DESIGN EVENTS, MAISON & OBJET IN PARIS AND THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL, SHOWCASING LATEST TRENDS AND CREATIVE INITIATIVES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.

Ilse Crawford - Vitrahas Loft

Le Fils Vert - Wallpepper

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House of Games - Bonbons by Luca Nichetto, Verreum

REINVIGORATING CREATIVITY IN PARIS Maison & Objet’s theme for the September show in Paris, House of Games, was designed to focus on a world of full of signs, shapes, colours and tales, “to reinitiate the creative mind”. Noting that playfulness is fed by the aesthetics of board games, games of chance and games of balance – chessboards, pawns, playing cards, dice, dominos, tarot, etc. – Marie-Jo Malait, editor-in-chief of the Inspirations Book, said, “Anything is reason to have fun.” And the rules of this game? “To bring drama to décor, to bet on joyous and elegant maximalism, to play the card of Strange Beauty. In the luxury of this new decorative art, the colour red trumps all others. Sensuous materials and precious know-how are a winning bet. Games play with rules, times, styles and genres. Dada collages and the juxtaposition of heteroclite elements shuffle the cards of unexpectedness.” Another highlight of this year’s exhibition was Le Fil Vert, an annual event during which Maison & Objet presents its Green Itinerary awards to spotlight exhibiting brands and companies that have developed an eco-friendly approach to design. In 2016, the jury honoured 12 companies with activities in upcycling, waste reduction, local production processes and social initiatives. Every year, Maison & Objet also spotlights “the most outstanding names on the international design and decor scene today”, and the designer honoured at the September show was Britain’s Ilse Crawford, who started her career as a journalist and was the founding editor-in-chief of Elle Decoration UK. After over a decade in magazines, “with a mission to put human needs and desires back at the centre of design”, she founded her multi-disciplinary practice Studioilse in 2001.

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Design Prize Switzerland - Sustainable Impact

DOM Edizioni - Andrea dinner table and chair

Mini Living “Forests” installation by Asif Khan

Another Country Series Four Daybed

DESIGN INNOVATION IN LONDON With a programme this year of 563 projects and events, the London Design Festival consolidated its status as one of the most influential industry events in the world. The 2016 theme was “Design is in the Detail”, and more than 2,000 international businesses exhibited at the five “Design Destinations”: 100% Design, Decorex International, designjunction, Focus/16 and London Design Fair. The inaugural London Design Biennale, in partnership with Jaguar and Somerset House, included installations, artworks, prototypes and designs from 37 countries and territories – “an entertaining and inspiring exploration of the role of design in our collective futures”. Visitors were able to interact with new work by leading architects, designers, scientists, writers and artists in a broad exhibition that included large-scale kinetic sculpture, immersive digital installations, culinary pop ups, performances and VR renderings of the future. “Underlying much of the Biennale,” said the organisers, “are a number of pressing,

Sebastian Cox kitchen by deVOL

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universal issues that designers around the world are seeking to address, among them sustainability, migration and conflict, pollution, technological innovation, water scarcity and social equality.” The seven “Design Districts including a newcomer, the Brixton Design Trail, “a series of events that use the power of design to amplify identity and create a sense of place”. Under the theme of Rebel Rebel, the Trail paid homage to “the enduring influence of one of the world’s design icons, David Bowie, a Brixton local who redefined the boundaries of creativity and identity”. Leading designers, artists and architects at the festival also lent their support to Who’s Casper?, a collaboration between designjunction2016 and British furniture company Modus to raise funds for refugees. Proceeds from the project benefit the charity Movement on the Ground, “which supports refugees at the forefront of the European crisis. Affecting the men, women and children forced from their homes by climate change, poverty and war.”

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DESIGN SHOWCASE

AN AWARD-WINNING MASTERPIECE OF

BEACHFRONT STYLE IN MARBELLA

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This outstanding and award-winning contemporary villa in Marbesa is earmarked to become one of the highest quality bespoke properties on the Marbella seaside. Comprising four bedrooms and four bathrooms, the home features a chic contemporary look, neo-classic roof and exceptional symmetry. The ground floor level includes a living area and open-plan kitchen, with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass front enhancing the stunning sense of space and light. Expansive covered and uncovered terraces are located adjacent for exquisite outdoor living. Upstairs are four bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and spectacular sea views. The property extends over 320 square metres of built area on a 1,400 square metre plot. Carlos Lamas Architect Marbella Real Commercial Centre, Boulevar Principe Alfonso De Hohenlohe, Local 25, Marbella Tel. (+34) 609 572 275 / carlos_lamas365@yahoo.es www.carloslamas.com Photos by: Charly Simon

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DESIGN SHOWCASE

Photos by: Peter Staes

MODERN FAMILY HOME WITH A COSY FEEL

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Christina White had worked on her first project with the same client 12 years ago but on this occasion the commission was for something totally different – less traditional. “This time they wanted to change to a more modern style,” recalls Christina, “but it still had to be cosy and feel like a home, as the client is very family oriented.” This was a challenge for The White House team, “because modern can very easily look cold”, but they were more than equal to the task. The house was quite white, so they decided to “warm it up” with touches of gold, natural wood, sisal, wicker, hemp, plants and wallpapers made out of waterlily, shells and stones. The colours are extremely natural – with sand, stone and plenty of textures – and the fireplace is covered with flexible stone. “It is one thing to have an idea of how you want to do everything,” says Christina, “but without talented people helping you realise these ideas you are nothing. I am lucky to have a wonderful young assistant, Lovisa Johansson, who has helped a lot to fulfil what I envisaged.”

The White House used several brands for different areas of the home. Belgian company Sempre supplied a big chunky dining table, as well as the huge baskets, crystal vases and a bucket chair – all found by Christina at the Maison & Objet exhibition in Paris. The funky little mushroom-shaped side tables in the living room and crystal consol table in the hallway came from Cattelan Italia; Elite to Be provided the metal coffee table in front of the fireplace and Catellani & Smith the golden lamp on the stairwell; the wallpapers are from Omexco; and much of the furniture was made by “my wonderful carpenter Paco”. The fabrics came from various sources, including Dedar, Wind, Güell/Les Creations, James Malone and Colefax and Fowler. The White House Urb. Marbella Real, Local 19, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 902 613 / 620 055 640  christina@whitehousemarbella.com www.whitehousemarbella.com

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PROPERTY SHOWCASE

SOPHISTICATED LIVING IN ATALAYA

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Real Capital Solutions launched its outstanding Arboleda villas project this autumn. The residential development is located in Atalaya, a charming community in the heart of the Costa del Sol on the boundary between Marbella and Estepona. This well-established residential area is within walking distance of the beach, is close to several top golf courses, and provides an inherently affable ambience at its local bars, restaurants and leisure centre. The local private school, Colegio Atalaya, is also renowned for high standards of international education. In short, undoubtedly one of the most convenient locations on the Coast. According to Real Capital Solutions, these eagerly anticipated new-build villas “provide a property choice that surpasses any current offering”. Five different villa types have been designed, “to allow a diversity in size, style and use whilst uniting a stunning new development of 18 luxury villas. Cutting edge architecture has been blended with verdant landscaping to provide a build innovation that complements the natural surroundings.” As architect Francisco Robles observes, “Being part of a community whilst retaining individuality – this is what I envisioned for Arboleda.” He also refers to Le Corbusier’s “magnificent play of masses brought together in light” in relation to the large glass façades that act as a central feature throughout all of the property designs. Arboleda is being developed by an American equity firm that “does not accept average and prefers to push the boundaries of excellence”. This is evident in the selection of high-quality materials chosen for the kitchens, flooring (seamless integration inside and out), worktops and swimming pool tiles. “This combination of exhaustive care and delectable elegance results in homes that are a joy to inhabit.” www.arboleda-villas.com

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Everything happens in happiness

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

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


LIFESTYLE OPEN ROAD Visionary designs and state-ofthe-art motoring experiences TRAVEL & GETAWAYS Relaxing, stylish holiday havens in Spain and around Europe GOURMET CUISINE Fine dining, wine notes and delicatessen specialities HEALTH & BEAUTY Cutting-edge wellbeing and personal enhancement ART & CULTURE Music, painting, theatre, films, books and photography

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OPEN ROAD

Beyond Cars…

THE ESSENCE OF ASTON MARTIN

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In line with this ongoing objective of developing a “reputation for discernment and dynamism”, the British luxury brand has forged various partnerships over the past century to create a diverse selection of exclusive luxury products – now brought together in an “Art of Living” curated collection of Aston Martin artisan products and bespoke experiences. According to Aston Martin executive vice president and chief creative officer Marek Reichman, “Aston Martin’s Art of Living distils our spirit and ethos. It is a beautiful mix of design, technology and style to enhance your life. It is deep in our culture; it is in everything we create for our customers.” Featuring cutting-edge technology, iconic design and exceptional craftsmanship, the collection offers “behind-the-scenes access at some of the world’s best events; it is a unique pair of sunglasses, a beautiful watch or an exquisite silk scarf. It is a way of life that captures the very essence of the Aston Martin brand.” One example of Art of Living in practice is the AM37, a 37-foot powerboat created as “the ultimate in maritime refinement” in partnership with Quintessence Yachts. The new boat is described as showcasing the Aston Martin design philosophy, “where luxury meets technical excellence to create a powerful yet understated product”. This year Marma London also launched an innovative new range of Aston Martin eyewear, with detailing inspired by the lines of Aston Martin Racing cars. As managing director of AM Brands Katia Bassi notes: “The Art of Living portfolio of products (is) delivered with the same care and quality that would be expected of a bespoke Aston Martin sports car. This programme provides us with the opportunity to engage with our customers on a new level. We want them to share in the Aston Martin lifestyle.”

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Travel & Getaways

GLAMOROUS PHOTO SHOOT IN LUXURY HOTEL THE PENINSULA PARIS

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Last month Home & Lifestyle Magazine collaborated with the modelling agency Scouting Division on a fashion photo shoot at The Peninsula Paris hotel. Appropriately, for this special presentation, the Peninsula name is synonymous with romance, glamour and style. It is housed in an exquisitely restored 19th century French building that first opened in 1908 as one of Paris’s leading “grands hotels.” After being dormant for two decades, this architectural gem on Avenue Kléber was meticulously restored and reopened as The Peninsula Paris in the heart of the French capital – within walking distance of leading museums, luxury shopping districts and fine dining establishments. In the evening, the rooftop L’Oiseau Blanc restaurant terrace provides 360-degree views of the French capital’s iconic monuments, including the Eiffel Tower. The Peninsula Paris’s rooms and suites feature an accent on classic modernity which, according to the hotel, “adheres to the design tenets of simplicity and chic elegance… showcasing the finest materials and craftsmanship”. The hotel’s eclectic array of restaurant and dining options adds a new culinary dimension to the City of Light. Open daily, six establishments offer the best of French and international cuisine: Le Lobby, LiLi Cantonese, La Terrasse Kléber, Le Bar Kléber, Le Lounge Kléber and the aforementioned L’Oiseau Blanc. The Peninsula Paris is also home to a luxuriously appointed, 1,800 square metre spa and wellness area, allowing guests to refresh and revitalise body and mind, in a streamlined design ambience dotted with plant and mineral notes and exuding a sensation of refinement and luxury. Clothing and accessories from: Danity (danity.fr), Oliver Weber (oliverwebercollection.com), Pyrates Smart Fabric: (pyrates.ch) online and also in Puerto Banús, Marbella, Gomina-concept store, Hédara (hedarabags.com). Photographer: Juanjo Sobrino (juanjosobrino.com). Modelling agency: Scouting Division (scoutingdivision.com). Hotel: The Peninsula Paris (www.paris.peninsula.com).

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a la carte

EXCEPTIONAL DINING IN NATURAL TRANQUILITY AT EL CAMPANARIO GOLF & COUNTRY HOUSE Photos by: Johnny Gates

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Tucked behind the Diana and Atenea commercial centres just west of Benahavís is the charming El Campanario Golf & Country House. This special venue is set in a tranquil setting surrounded by natural vegetation. There is a nine-hole golf course which has had a “foot golf” course built into it, as well as a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and gym – and a wonderful restaurant spearheaded by talented their chef. Home & Lifestyle Magazine was lucky enough to be invited to try out some of their specialities and, of course, we thought it would be nothing but rude to turn the invitation down… On arrival we are greeted by the charismatic maître d’. He tells us how he has worked there for four years and thoroughly enjoys his work – this we could tell! He seemed quite a favourite with the clients and had a good rapport with his colleagues, who also all seemed to be eminently happy in their work. The El Campanario restaurant is truly the ideal venue for any kind of diner or group, whether you are a romantic couple, family or party of friends. The decoration is elegant with its white tablecloths and sophisticated touches but it is also homely and welcoming with numerous tropical references. There are paintings of zebras and Balinese inhabitants, as well as zigzag printed upholstery to give an Amazonian feel. The overall design embraces its natural surroundings with plenty of natural wood, grassy chandeliers over the peripheral tables, and oversized windows to allow you to fully enjoy the natural beauty outside. There is a bar and lounge area with a fireplace where you can enjoy pre and after dinner drinks in a cosy environment. There is also a beautiful patio area for al fresco dining that looks out over the garden and outdoor pool, with a chill-out area to the right. If there is a nip in the air, there are heaters on hand so you can still enjoy the outdoors in comfort. We were treated to a heavenly crab crème brûlée with king prawns and avocado as well as a perfectly flaky pie which was filled with unctuous mushrooms and placed upon thin slices of flavoursome duck. We were then brought a grilled fillet of beef served with serrano ham and cheese croquettes and a muscatel sauce, plus a sea bass fillet with a gratin and rocket sauce served in a cockle and stir-fried cassava sauce. To finish the gastronomic extravaganza, we dived into a plum and apple crumble with a red wine berry coulis. The chef really does show off his talents with his menu, as everything was cooked to absolute perfection and all the dishes were extremely well thought-out. From Tuesday to Saturday there is a lunch menu where you can enjoy two courses plus a glass of wine, beer or soft drink for just €17.95 per person. The restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday for dinner. On Thursday nights there is live music and on Fridays and Saturdays they have a Spanish flamenco guitarist. For Sunday lunch, El Campanario has an outstanding offer where you can choose three courses for just €16.50. El Campanario Golf & Country House Calle Priorato, Estepona Reservations (recommended): (+34) 952 904 233 info@elcampanarioresort.com www.elcampanarioresort.com

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Classic Grill Delicacies WITH A TOUCH OF PIZZAZZ

Journalists tend to be a difficult lot to please. Most normal people invited to a luncheon presentation at a popular restaurant would be joyously salivating all morning and dancing a small jig of delight as they scampered through the establishment’s front door. Journalists – especially those who have managed to entrench themselves as their media’s gastronomy correspondent – are considerably more blasé about these things. There are, however, exceptions. One such was the invitation Home & Lifestyle received to a press lunch at Rancho Grill. The gnashing of teeth and livid looks that accompanied our self-designated head foodie as he hurtled out the office door show just how prized this particular restaurant invitation was, to the extent that someone audaciously suggested a staff raffle be held on this occasion to determine the privileged invitee. The ploy failed dismally, thwarted by the aforementioned correspondent’s rather intimidating and certainly undignified tantrum. But we digress… Rancho Grill’s reputation as a haven of gourmet excellence is well-founded. Owned and run by Belgian husband and wife Ghislain and Vera, whose abiding passion for food and wine is eminently palpable, the restaurant – located on the eastern outskirts of Marbella municipality – ticks all the culinary boxes: enchanting ambience, excellent service, convenient private parking, exquisite cuisine and an (arguably) incomparable selection of Spanish and French wines.

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Considering the establishment’s name, it would be easy to perceive it as a steakhouse or “mere” grill restaurant. As Vera stresses, however, it is so much more. Meat is indisputably its star speciality – from chateaubriand to oven-baked roast of lamb – but the extensive, high-end menu truly caters for all tastes. A group of 10 diners could quite easily each savour a distinctive dish, created to accommodate their diverse array of preferences by a multi-national kitchen team. The chef’s recommendations for starters, for example, include steamed green asparagus with marinated pumpkin and quail eggs, and scallops sautéed with mushrooms and potato puree, while other favourites are salmon sashimi with ginger, soya sauce and wasabi emulsion, and beef carpaccio with rocket salad and parmesan – complemented by several different salads. For the mains, tender pork loin with tarragon-flavoured pear, a Surf & Turf combination of beef fillet and king prawns, magret of duck, chicken tikka marsala, two textures of cod, and a hot pot of rabbit cooked using a recipe lovingly preserved from Vera’s grandmother. Not to mention the star of the show: Rancho Grill’s signature Béarnaise sauce, freshly prepared to order for each client. And then the desserts… including dark Belgian chocolate fondue with seasonal fruit, and Belgian white and black chocolate duo. As we mentioned before, Rancho Grill is especially famous for its bodega. Sommelier Alfonso is on hand

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to offer authoritative advice on 350 different wines ranging from moderately priced to absolute top-of-the-range, including champagne from Ghislain’s private cuvée and two local Spanish wines he personally blended with a professional enologist. “We don’t just buy wine and put our label on it,” says Vera. “We create it together with the bodega.” The restaurant ambience is also an enticing lure for discerning diners. In addition to a spacious outdoor terrace (enclosed during the colder months), Rancho Grill features its own special private areas: a wine corner for private parties and tastings, up to a maximum of eight people; a gin bar, where the sommelier weaves his cocktail magic; a chic Captain’s Corner for six guests; and the Tiffany Room, which can cater for celebrations of up to 30 people and features on its walls the restaurant’s endearing dog-themed paintings. On Saturday evenings, the restaurant has live music – soft, non-intrusive sounds for those enjoying a romantic dinner or even later fancying a dance. Bookings are also now open for New Year’s Eve, which this year has one significant change: instead of a la carte, Vera and her team have prepared a reduced a la carte menu including Rancho Grill’s most popular dishes, and the option of a wine package by Alfonso – plus live music by Eric and Sofia, traditional Spanish “cotillón” (festive adornments and objects), grapes as midnight strikes, and a decoration with the wow-factor created by Vera herself. Ghislain and Vera also have also have another restaurant, Grill del Puerto, which offers diners the same menu and culinary philosophy in one of Marbella’s most exceptional settings – frontline Puerto Banús (next to Picasso restaurant). El Rancho Grill: Urb. Caribe Playa, N340 exit 194 Las Chapas, Marbella Open every day non-stop till late Tel. (+34) 952 831 922 alfonso@banusgrill.com / www.grillelrancho.com Also on Facebook Grill del Puerto: frontline Puerto Banús, Marbella Open every day non-stop till late. From15 November closed on Tuesdays and open on Wednesdays from 5pm. Tel. (+34) 952 831 922 / 661 309 768 sefer@banusgrill.com / www.grillelrancho.com Also on Facebook

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Denomination Upheaval IN RIOJA REGION By AJ Linn

Any lover of Spanish wine who has not been living in a cave for the last year will know that extraordinary things are happening in the Rioja region. It is all about the way a wine bottle’s back label is not permitted to specify the exact area of the region the grapes used to make the wine come from. One of the top bodegas, Artadi, decided it wants nothing more to do with Rioja and “resigned”. From one day to the next its products could no longer claim to be from Spain’s flagship region and became classified instead as “vino de mesa” (“table wine”). Of the three main geographical zones, Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja, and Rioja Alavesa, the latter has always been considered the best; and, while the great Riojas are made here, it is alleged, perhaps rather unfairly, that in the other areas they make “supermarket” wines that are sold for a few euros. Such is the vagueness of the DO rules that the 600 bodegas in the denomination can buy grapes anywhere for unlimited blending, so that the winery’s actual location is no guide to where the grapes were grown. Not so different actually from Champagne, where 80 per cent of the big houses have no vineyards and buy grapes from small farmers all over the region. Clearly the blue-chip wineries want it to be known they only use the Alavesa grapes but, since a “supermarket” wine currently has the same back label as a €200 one, it seems unfair they should not be allowed to make single-vineyard wines and emphasise the importance of terroir. A big bust-up will not help Rioja’s image, so let’s hope the rule-makers agree with the owner of Murrieta, Vicente Cebrian: “Rioja needs changing but not breaking up.” INTERNATIONAL TASTING IN LA RIOJA A colleague who just got back from the Cata de la Estacion recounted to me the huge interest in the event. The “Station Tasting” is a now annual gathering of wine critics and writers from all over the world that home in on the urban centre of Haro, capital of La Rioja, where the oldest-established, and some of the best, wineries are situated. These include López Heredia, CVNE, Rioja Alta, Bilbaínas, Muga, Roda and, most importantly for this article, Gómez Cruzado. This bodega is possibly the smallest and least-known of the “Station district”, but with some of the best wines. Its history is interesting. It was started in 1886 by a direct descendent of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma II, Mexican Angel Gómez de Arteche. It changed hands in 1916 when it was bought by the Gómez Cruzado brothers, and from then until the end of the last century it continued to develop slowly but commendably. A group of investors bought it in 1990 and in 2003 it was sold to the present owners, another Mexican family, which probably

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explains why the wines are some of the best-selling Riojas in the old Aztec kingdom. In a very smart move, and to follow the new trend of Rioja in producing wines of a less classical style, the owners brought in as directors rising star winemaker David González and his partner Juan Antonio Leza. The results have been little short of sensational and, apart from revamping the original range of wines, the two trendsetters have introduced some “modern” Riojas, making Gomez Cruzado the most forward-looking winery in Haro, and in the top 10 for all Rioja. The Crianza (around €11) is a classic Tempranillo with a touch of Garnacha, and the Reserva (€17) preserves its classic style but with a very satisfying modern touch. The limited-production Honorable (10,000 bottles: €24) is one of the oldest and most recognisable labels from the bodega, but the recently launched Pancrudo 2011 (€32) is a revelation. It is a “terroir-based” wine with only 2,000 bottles made, using the currently fashionable Garnacha grape, and matured in what the bodega quaintly calls “egg-shaped concrete vats”, but which are in fact small qvevri, the clay pots that are used traditionally in Georgia to make and mature wine and which are catching on in many winemaking countries (now on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – a local bodega in Ronda has just started using them). To complete the range of “new” wines, there is Cerro Las Cuevas (€38) and a fabulous white, Montes Obarenes (€42), apart from the regular white, Blanco 2013 (€10), also matured in the “concrete eggs”. In a blind tasting in Marbella, no taster identified any of the wines as being from the Gómez Cruzado stable, but all were unanimous in pronouncing them “excellent, far above the average for even top Riojas…” Uniquely perhaps, here we have a classic winery with a pedigree that equals any other of the established Bodegas de la Estación but that, possibly owing to the Mexican connection, has not had the exposure in Spain its wines deserve. Until, that is, some mastermind hit on the idea of bringing in two young and modernising oenologists who have succeeded in turning everything on its head and achieving the place for Gómez Cruzado that its wines deserve.

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Gourmet News

BEST PAELLAS AND RICE RECIPES IN MÁLAGA

Food journalist and writer Fernando Sánchez-Gómez’s latest book, “Best Paellas and Rice Recipes in Málaga”, was unveiled to the press during a special presentation at the 1870 restaurant in San Pedro de Alcántara, presided over by culinary critic Enrique Bellver and Home & Lifestyle’s wine columnist Andrew J Linn – and followed by a wine tasting by Rioja bodega Baigorri. The book features more than 200 different ways to cook rice, mixed with food products from the rich and varied local pantry (meat, fish and seafood; fresh fruits and vegetables; dried fruits and legumes), cooked with extra virgin olive oil and paired with wines produced in Málaga and its nearby mountain ranges. The recipes are classified by chapters according to their preparation: moist, extra moist, paellas, risottos, sushis. This authoritative tome is also a food guide to Málaga and its province, providing information on restaurants where the rice dishes can be savoured, as well as many other eating establishments. As was noted at the presentation, “If there is a good rice dish on the menu, you will find the recipe here, directly from the chef who made it famous for you to try at home.” On sale at www.amazon.com.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PRIORDEI OLIVE OIL The latest Iber Oleum Guide has named Priordei as one of the finest “virgin extra” olive oils produced in Spain in 2015-16. Launched in 2010 in Margalef de Montsant (southern Cataluña), Priordei produces award-winning artisanal oils with several different aromatic flavours. www.priordei.com

CHAMPAGNE HISTORY ON DISPLAY IN MADRID In 1729, Ruinart was established as the world’s first champagne house. Now, nearly three centuries later, an exhibition is being held in Madrid from 8 to 12 November (Ruinart House 1729) to showcase its venerable history. Visitors will be able to learn about the secrets of its chardonnay grape and famous Blanc de Blancs, as well as other cuvées including Ruinart Rosé, Dom Ruinart 2004 and Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002. www.ruinart.com

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SINGLE MALT TRIBUTE TO ARDBERG’S RESILIENT SPIRIT Ardberg was on the verge of being closed down in the 1980s and 1990s before it was saved by the LVMH group’s The Glenmorangie Company, which bought the distillery in 1997. Now, as a tribute to those dedicated to its consolidation over the past two decades, Ardberg has released a limited edition Twenty One single malt. www.ardberg.com

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Two of the finest Belgian cuisine and Grill restaurants on the coast! Perfect for wine lovers with an extensive wine selection and a dedicated sommelier… Specialising in Charcoal Grill • Stonegrill • Chateaubriand served on its own table Grill

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Exquisite New Culinary Experience AT EL CORTE INGLÉS Photos: Gary Edwards El Corte Inglés has launched a new multi-area gastronomy concept which they have aptly named the Gourmet Experience. There are already similar initiatives in Madrid (Goya, Castellana, Callao and Ayala), Alicante, Sevilla and Málaga. You can now not only buy the exquisite products from the Gourmet Club in El Corte Inglés but also have the products prepared and served to you there and then in the store. In addition, there are some wonderful restaurants to choose from including Piccolo by Tumbarello, Tse yang Dimsum, The Txoko and Le Bistroman. At Piccolo by Tumbarello you can enjoy an informal Italian dining experience with authentic Mediterranean dishes such as pizzas, calzones, arancini, delicate pastas, lasagne and salads, topped off with one of their indulgent pastries (if you have room!) and an aromatic coffee. You can enjoy a wide range of Asian cuisine at Tse yang Dimsum from Chinese and Vietnamese to Thai and Indonesian. All dishes offer well-defined flavours, are prepared in front of you and can be enjoyed in the restaurant or taken away. At The Txoko you will find there is an exciting gastronomic synergy between haute cuisine and sensory experiences, where you can taste exclusive dishes from recipes created by prestigious chefs. Le Bristroman offers a casual and quintessential French bistro experience. There is a perfect combination between comfort and charm, with a large tasting bar and bench-style tables, a blackboard with dishes of the day, and a case full of oysters, champagnes and wines – all providing a typical bistro ambience. One other interesting feature is a sushi bar offering the best in raw ingredients and a world-standard Sushiman. The Gourmet Experience, El Corte Inglés Puerto Banús. Open 362 days a year. Monday-Thursday from 10am-11.30pm. On Fridays, Saturdays and eve of bank holidays opening times are 10am-12.30am. When the shop is open on Sunday: 10am-11.30pm; and when the shop is closed, noon-8pm. www.gourmetexperience.es

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The Benefits of Meditation ... AND BOTOX

Medical Minutes by John Schieszer

KEEPING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS IN CHECK Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, according to researchers at Michigan State University in the United States. Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, psychology researchers recorded the brain activity of people looking at disturbing pictures immediately after meditating for the first time. These participants were able to tame their negative emotions just as well as participants who were naturally mindful. “Our findings not only demonstrate that meditation improves emotional health, but that people can acquire these benefits regardless of their ‘natural’ ability to be mindful,” said lead study investigator Yanli Lin, a Michigan State University graduate student. “It just takes some practice.” Mindfulness, a moment-by-moment awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings and sensations, has gained worldwide popularity as a way to promote health and wellbeing. But what if someone isn’t naturally mindful? Can they become so simply by trying to make mindfulness a “state of mind”? Researchers assessed 68 participants for mindfulness using a scientifically validated survey. The participants were then randomly assigned to engage in an 18-minute audio-guided meditation or listen to a presentation of how to learn a new language, before viewing negative pictures (such as a bloody corpse) while their brain activity was recorded. The participants who meditated had varying levels of natural mindfulness and showed similar levels of “emotion regulatory” brain activity as people with high levels of natural mindfulness. In addition, some of the participants were instructed to look at the gruesome photos “mindfully” (be in a mindful state of mind) while others received no such instruction. Interestingly, the people who viewed the photos “mindfully” showed no better ability to keep their negative emotions in check. This suggests that for non-meditators the emotional benefits of mindfulness might be better achieved through meditation rather than forcing a state of mindfulness, according to the researchers. BOTOX FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE VERSUS IMPLANTED ELECTRODES A new study by American researchers at Duke University in Durham in North Carolina is suggesting that it is a bit of toss up when comparing Botox to sacral neuromodulation (use of an implanted electrode for bladder control) in controlling episodes of refractory urgency urinary incontinence in women. Urgency urinary incontinence is a sudden need to void resulting in uncontrollable urine loss. This disruptive condition is common and increases with age. Women with refractory (not responsive to treatment) urgency urinary incontinence are treated with onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and sacral neuromodulation. This type of neurostimulation involves the implantation of a small electrode tip near the sacral nerve, which controls voiding function in the lower spine. The implanted device stimulates the nerve to act as a sort of pacemaker for the bladder. Researchers at nine medical centres randomly assigned 192 women with refractory urgency urinary incontinence to an injection of Botox and 189 women to sacral neuromodulation. The mean age of the women was 63. The researchers found that the Botox group had a statistically significant greater reduction in six-month average number of episodes of urgency incontinence per day compared to the sacral neuromodulation group (-3.9 compared with -3.3 episodes per day).

Women treated in the Botox group showed greater improvement in an overactive bladder questionnaire for symptom bother, treatment satisfaction and treatment endorsement compared to the sacral neuromodulation group. However, there was no significant difference for quality of life or for measures of treatment preference, convenience or adverse effects. The Botox group had an increase in the risk of urinary tract infections and need for self-catheterisations compared to the sacral neuromodulation group.

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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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?

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Exercising with Diabetes

It is commonly known that diabetes is a huge problem in the UK and worldwide. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1, which is caused by a failure of the pancreas to produce insulin (no one quite knows why); and Type 2, which is common in older people. Lifestyle changes are especially important in people with Type 2 diabetes. One such lifestyle intervention involves becoming more physically active – but for someone with diabetes and previously unused to exercising this can be quite daunting. Of course, being physically active results in many benefits such as lowered blood pressure, lowered stress, an improved immune system, increased muscle strength and reduced cardio-vascular risk. However, for people with diabetes and poor insulin control, exercise (combined with medication and diet) is key to keeping blood glucose levels down. There are many ways that exercise helps to lower blood glucose but most important is something known as “insulin sensitivity”. With exercise the cells in the body become more sensitive to insulin, making them more effective at burning glucose as energy rather than storing it as fat. This leads to an improvement in blood glucose levels that can last 12 to 72 hours after exercise and which has long-term benefits in people who are regularly active. There are, however, concerns, particularly with Type I diabetes or younger people, that exercise can lead to a dangerous drop in blood glucose levels. Although this is generally not the case for most people there are a few tips that are worth considering if new to an exercise programme.

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1. Always check glucose levels before beginning a reasonable bout of exercise (walking for more than 40 minutes, for example). Generally if blood glucose is less than 100 mg/dL / 4 mmol/l before exercise, you should eat at least one carbohydrate before the workout: e.g. banana. 2. Always keep some quick sources of sugar handy in case you need it while exercising. This can be glucose tablets, glucose gel, hard candy (not sugar-free), fruit juice, raisins or a regular soft drink. Guidelines tell us that you don’t need to do excessive amounts of exercise to get long-term blood glucose control. A moderately paced walk of 30 to 45 minutes five times a week should be sufficient, or a shorter bout of exercise if of higher intensity. Ideally, aerobic exercises should be performed regularly as stronger muscles can contribute to improvements in blood glucose control. If you have diabetes and feel uncomfortable about beginning an exercise programme, why not get started with the help of a physiotherapist? Rachel Garrod PhD MSc is a physiotherapy lecturer and stop smoking counsellor Tel. (+34) 652 281 122 rachelgarrod1@gmail.com www.healthholidaysmarbella.healthblogs.org Guest blogger: www.marbellaazul.com

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Art & Culture

Francis Bacon AND THE CLASSICS AT GUGGENHEIM BILBAO

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The exhibition “Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez” will remain on show at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao until 8 January. Organised in collaboration with Grimaldi Forum Monaco and comprising almost 80 works, the show includes some of the most important but least exhibited paintings by the British artist born in Ireland, alongside works of classic masters from French and Spanish culture who had a significant influence on his career. Announcing the exhibition, the organisers said, “Bacon created a new universe of images conceived via literature, film, art and his own life, using a totally unique language, reflecting human vulnerability with utter rawness. Bacon’s nudes tend to feature isolated figures in everyday poses which the painter transformed by twisting their bodies into almost animal-like shapes, thus reinventing the portrait. Transgressive in both his life and his art, Bacon broke down many barriers that were deeply entrenched at the time, placing human beings in front of a mirror in which we could see ourselves in a raw, violent way.”

After his initial contact with Picasso’s oeuvre in the 1920s and 1930s, Bacon’s inspiration from Spanish culture is considered to be most obvious in his obsession with the portrait of Pope Innocent X painted by Velázquez in 1650. “Curiously, Francis Bacon never saw this Velázquez painting, which hangs at the Doria Pamphilj Gallery in Rome, in person; when he had the chance to lay eyes on it during his visit to the Italian capital in 1954, he preferred instead to retain the reproductions in his memory instead of seeing the original painting.” In addition to Velázquez, he was also fascinated by other classic Spanish painters such as Zurbarán, El Greco and Goya, “whose paintings he fervently admired at Madrid’s Museo del Prado, a museum he asked to visit alone just a few years before his death after seeing the Velázquez retrospective held there in 1990”. Francis Bacon died on a brief visit to Madrid in 1992. He never had a permanent home in Spain but he was known to have made extended trips to Málaga and visits to Sevilla, Utrera and Madrid. www.guggenheim-bilbao.es

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EVENTS

McEnroe Headlines Tennis Show at Puente Romano His finest (and less salubrious) moments on a court might now be well behind him but John McEnroe remains a major drawcard among tennis fans around the world. The American was the main star playing in the Senior Masters Cup at Puente Romano Tennis Club, joined by Yannick Noah (from France), Mats Wilander (Sweden), Albert Costa (Spain), Sébastien Grosjean (France) and Younes Al Aynaoui (Morocco). McEnroe made it to the final, played on the newly baptised Manolo Santana Central Court, where he was beaten 3-6, 6-3, 12-10 by Costa, watched by 2,600 spectators. Later, Noah and his band performed for 400 guests in the VIP lounge.

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Glittering Showcase of Global Luxury Hospitality Leading figures from the world of luxury hospitality and lifestyle gathered in the sumptuous setting of the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in October for the fourth annual Seven Stars gala awards ceremony and dinner. After a cocktail reception that featured a ribbon cutting ceremony for the “International Hospitality Hall of Fame”, by Princess Bhargavi Kumari Mewar and Frank M Pfaller (president-founder of the hall and honorary chairman of the awards), guests moved to the amphitheatre to begin the presentations, preceded by a performance by Arina Domski. The awards included the exclusive Signum Virtutis seal of excellence, which this year honoured such legendary properties as Byblos St Tropez, The Peninsula Paris, Castadiva Resort & Spa, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and Tschuggen Bergoase. Home & Lifestyle Magazine was a media sponsor of the gala evening. Photos: Mark Rood www.sevenstaraward.com / www.tihhf.com

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Opening of Chic Champagne and VIP Room AT TANGO PRIVÉE Tango Restaurante invited a select group of guests to the inauguration of its upstairs VIP area and champagne bar. Enterprising owner Luciano has designed the bar in a contemporary and minimalist style, giving this area a stunningly dynamic feel. Every Wednesday from 7 o’clock there will be an after-work evening with live music, a tasting menu and special prices for drinks; and a DJ will be playing from that night onwards until Saturday – making it the perfect venue for a party or special event. www.tangoprivee.com. Photos: Johnny Gates.

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Glamorous Inauguration of BOCONCEPT AND PLUS STORE Showroom in Marbella International Danish designers and manufacturers BoConcept opened their new showroom on Marbella’s glamorous Golden Mile with a lively cocktail reception on the patio at the rear of their spacious venue. Guests were able to mingle among themselves and peruse the showroom while being treated to wine, beer and cava as well as typical Danish hotdogs and kransekage. Several years ago owner Jan Petersen diversified the already well-established BoConcept showroom situated on the Mijas Road to include the Plus Store, offering several other Scandinavian designers who perfectly complement the BoConcept brand. Now Marbellí fans of Scandinavian design can also enjoy them on their own doorstep! www.boconcept.es www.plusstore.es

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“Rendezvous with Spanish Fashion” Presentation at Roche Bobois Roche Bobois hosted a special charity event at its Marbella showroom, “Rendezvous with Spanish Fashion”, to raise funds for the OAfrica organisation, which looks after vulnerable children and their families in Ghana. The global furniture and design company collaborated with 10 top Spanish designers to “dress” its iconic Mah Jong sofa, with the pieces auctioned online by Wardhouse and the winners to be announced at a ceremony in Madrid on 3 November. The Marbella event was hosted by showroom manager Cecile Peyrard and Roche Bobois CEO Gilles Bonan, accompanied by designer Xevi Fernández. www.roche-bobois.com / www.oafrica.org / www.subastaswardhouse.com

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Inauguration of BEDS & MORE Showroom in Marbella Owners Julie Law and Stephanie Smith were delighted to welcome guests to the inauguration of their expanded showroom in Marbella, now including Beds & More in the downstairs area. Soon to celebrate the ninth anniversary of their Mijas store, Yorkshire Linen – who specialise in luxury bed linen, bath linen and soft furnishings – opened the Marbella “Prestige” outlet in March this year. www.yorkshirelinen.es

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New Luxury IL INTERIOR Showroom in San Pedro de Alcántara Miroslava Atanasova, owner of Il Interior, opened her superb new showroom in the up-and-coming area close to the San Pedro de Alcántara boulevard, where guests were welcomed with an array of drinks and canapés, as well as a quartet of violinists. Il Interior work with the most coveted designers, craftsmen and designer brands in Europe. www.ilinterior.com Photos by: Johnny Gates

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Ecological Construction Conference at Bobadilla Hotel The Barceló La Bobadilla luxury hotel in Loja (Granada province) was the venue for a special conference – for builders, developers, architects and hotel managers – aimed at highlighting ecological innovations in building construction and public spaces. www.barcelolabobadilla.com

Party Celebrations at To Dally Club in Marbella Seventy guests enjoyed mouth-watering appetisers, fine wines and live music at the soft opening of Belgian restaurant, music bar and terrace lounge To Dally Club in Nueva Andalucía, hosted by Monique van Moergestel and her partner Christiaan Hoste.

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news DAVID TOMS SUPPORT FUND

Vital Fundraising Appeal for MARBELLA Photographer As many people are now aware, Home & Lifestyle Magazine’s long-time and much-loved photographer David Toms is beginning his road to recovery in a specialist hospital in Toledo after suffering a traffic accident this past summer. Once he leaves the hospital, it is thought that he could require extensive treatment at home and, to help finance his rehabilitation and long-term goals, friends on the Costa del Sol have launched a special support fund. The fund organisers note, “David Toms is more than just a highly talented photographer, but is a person who has touched many people’s lives, from the brides whose special moments he captured to his clients, colleagues and a wide circle of friends here on the Costa del Sol and abroad. Everyone is rallying around in support of the person who added colour and humanity to their lives.“ David’s daughter recounted on Facebook something her father said while she was visiting him: “Sometimes it’s hard to see the reality of life, until we take a step back or something takes it away... and at the same time, the people that really love you for who you are come shining through. I would like to say thank you for all the support, wishes and generous donations. Sometimes you’ve got to fall down to stand back up straight.” There is still a lot of hope that next year David will be able to resume some kind of independent life again, especially as there have already been promising signs in his recuperation, but nobody knows at this stage – which is why the fund has been set up to cater for any eventuality. For those who would like to contribute to the David Toms Spinal Injury Support Fund, visit www. gofundme.com/2s7mrahs or you can transfer/make a deposit to the specially set up bank account: ES75 0049 1930 7827 1001 4589.

TERRAL MARKET

Cutting-Edge Design Trends Showcased in Málaga The Málaga Design Festival brought together 30 different projects from the worlds of art, fashion, new technology, furniture, decoration and illustration at the La Térmica cultural centre at the end of October. The three-day event also included several food trucks offering a wide range of cuisine, and different styles of live music. The aim of the initiative was to familiarise members of the general public, as well as industry professionals and distributors, with latest trends in emerging Spanish design. These included a diverse array of items highlighted by outstanding creativity and practicality, including rucksacks and bags with a touch of wood, 3D videos, state-of-the-art collages, and ties and bow ties. The event was officially supported by Málaga City Council and the Diputación Provincial (provincial parliament). www.terralmarket.es

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news SABAR ART

Exceptional Exhibition at Villa Padierna

The Villa Padierna Hotel was host to a unique exhibition of classical paintings, being shown for the first time outside Madrid. The two owners of these valuable works of art philanthropically offered free viewing to Costa del Sol residents and visitors, who otherwise would not have had the opportunity of viewing them. The works included a good selection of art by Russian artists. Although the exhibition has finished the paintings can be seen by appointment, currently at Casa Club in San Pedro de Alcántara. Enquiries: (+34) 607 901 652

Decorative and Fine Arts Society • COSTA DEL SOL DFAS Three lectures are being held by the Costa del Sol Decorative & Fine Arts Society in November and December… “Magnificent Mosaics – Windows into the Colourful Roman World”: Salón Varietes theatre in Fuengirola, Monday 14 November at 4.30pm – lecturer Christopher Bradley (visitors welcome, €10). “The Spanish Indiana Jones in Northern Africa, 19001948”: Tuesday 15 November – lecturer Manuel Parodi. “L.S. Lowry – A Visionary Artist”: Salón Varietes theatre in Fuengirola, Monday 12 December at 4.30pm – lecturer Michael Howard (visitors welcome, €10). www.costadelsoldfas.com • BENAHAVÍS DFAS A lecture by Benahavís Decorative & Fine Arts Society titled “The Tragic Beauty of Ice – Scott and Shackleton in the Antarctic” will capture the wonderful world of Antarctica as it was revealed for the first time in photog-

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raphy, film and painting. Both photographers and painters were involved in the Antarctic explorations led by Captain Scott and Edward Shackleton. The lecture is being held by Peter Warwick on Tuesday 29 November, at 6.30pm at the Benahavís Town Hall (doors open at 5.30pm, café/bar available). www.benahavisdfas.com

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news TRATAMIENTOS & SERVICES ANDALUCÍA

Preparing Your Home For Winter

T&S Andalucía is an English-speaking treatment and maintenance company with many years of experience within its field. Owner Victor Ciudad and his team can clean and repair any kind of surface, whether it is made from natural stone, tiles, brick or marble – making it look like new and instantly giving your home a facelift. T&S Andalucía can prepare your home for the winter months by applying a protective treatment on the terrace or patio so that it is resistant to harsh weather conditions, and thus maintains its aesthetic beauty all year round. Tel. (+34) 662 936 537 / tserviciosandalucia@gmail.com Facebook: Tratamientos y Servicios Andalucia

PRINCIPLE ASSURANCE

Avoid Taking the Spanish Health System for Granted If you are an expat living or working in Spain, one of the big questions is: do you have peace of mind when it comes to your healthcare options? As Principle Assurance notes, the Spanish health system can be confusing, “and has often been the subject of inaccurate or conflicting information”. So what exactly are your rights and coverage? “Well, that all depends,” says global distribution manager Steven Douglas. “There are so many variables that there isn’t a quick, simple answer to that question. First of all the European Health Insurance Card has quite limited cover, and is not designed for either expat workers or residents. Your residency status also affects what you may, or may not, be entitled to. I would advise any foreigner living or working in Spain to examine their coverage and their options before any medical help is needed.” There are many issues that need to be taken into account… What about language barriers? You may have travel insurance, but these policies are designed for short stays and only cover medical emergencies. What about Brexit? So what are the options? Specialist international health insurance policies can often be advantageous as opposed to local policies, notes

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Principle Assurance, as many of the benefits within these policies have been tailored specifically to suit expatriates’ specific needs. Globally mobile citizens often require an international plan to cover them in a number of different countries. An international long-term licensed insurance company operating in 120 countries, Principle Assurance offer tailored plans for expats, competitive policies, evacuation services and 24-hour claim services.

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TIPTOP SHADE

Launching the Fully Convertible Aluminium Pergola

Brustor, the leading European brand for state-of-the-art bioclimatic aluminium pergolas, just added an innovative model to its range: the B-600 convertible pergola. The new model’s roof louvers (panels) rotate in a 150-degree position, allowing easy sun and wind channeling that can also move partly or completely to the side for that wide open convertible look and feel. When fully open, the compressed louvers only occupy 13 per cent of the total roof surface, which is another unique design feature in aluminium pergolas. These pergolas invite the sun all year round and allow maximum light and warmth into the house when desired. Optional extras are dimmable LED-RGB lighting, an integrated design heater and elegant electric side wind and privacy screens. As Brustor’s official dealer for the Costa del Sol, TipTopShade can integrate the popular glass curtains. As a premiere for Spain, TipTopShade will demonstrate the B-600 with a full-option showcase at the Home Fair on 4 and 5 November in the Palacio de Congresos, Estepona. For enquiries, documentation and free entrance tickets contact: Tel. (+34) 661 030 816 / info@tiptopshade.com / www.tiptopshade.com

CUDECA HOSPICE

Special Concert Project to Raise Funds In October A Project performed a series of concerts along the coast from Benalmádena to Marbella, with several diverse shows including cellist Jacob, the Tims and Collegium Musicum choirs, counter-tenor Kangmin Justin Kim and French new music group Les Temps Modernes. During this concert feast, a total of €553 was raised for Cudeca Hospice, whose medical teams treat more than 1,100 people each year suffering from cancer or other advanced non-curable illnesses. www.cudeca-eventos.org

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Specialist Advice

Cancellation

OF YOUR PROPERTY MORTGAGE IN SPAIN Article supplied by Spanish legal and fiscal advisors Arcos & Lamers

This issue we would like to inform you about the steps that need to be carried out to formally cancel a mortgage loan which has already been paid in full. Make sure the bank signs the title deed that cancels the mortgage in Spain. After the settlement of the debt with your bank, there is no reason to keep a charge over your property, which could somehow damage your interests in the future – such as in the event that you decide to sell the property. Note that the economic cancellation of the loan does not mean an automatic cancellation of the mortgage on your house in Spain, and therefore does not imply the removal of the mortgage at the Spanish Land Registry where your property is registered. To cancel the mortgage at the Land Registry the following steps are required: 1. You will need to contact the bank providing the loan so that, through their agents, they attend a Notary Public in order to grant the Cancellation of Mortgage Deed. 2. Once the deed has been granted, you submit the same document to the corresponding Liquidation Tax Office, as exempt from payment of stamp duty, within 30 days of its issuance.

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3. Following the liquidation, you present the deed to the corresponding Land Registry for the removal of the charge, so that the mortgage is cancelled. The aforementioned procedure does not correspond to the bank, but needs to be carried out by you in order to ensure your Spanish property is free of charges. The expenses arising in connection with the cancellation are also covered by you. If you would like us to proceed with the necessary steps for the cancellation of your mortgage in Spain, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will contact your bank and prepare the granting of the Cancellation of Mortgage Deed, making sure that the mortgage is finally cancelled at the Land Registry where your property is registered. Arcos & Lamers Asociados Avda. Ricardo Soriano, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 775 010 www.arcos-lamersasociados.com

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Home & Lifestyle Magazine issue 48, November & December 2016.

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