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DÉCOR & DESIGN 14 Bathrooms: sleek sanctuary 26 Wallpaper: delicate style 36 Lighting: summer glow 50 Outdoors: chic innovation 78 Bedrooms: classic relaxation 96 Seating: elegant comfort 104 Tableware: gastronomic wow-factor
LIFESTYLE & LEISURE
108 Kitchens: contemporary aesthetics
140 Boating: luminous Sanlorenzo yacht
116 Curtains: soft sophistication
142 Travel: beach bliss… and designer vision
122 Globally Green: latest eco trends
146 A La Carte: fine dining with a touch of style
124 Property Perspective: real estate market report
150 Wine Notes: fine pedigree at Matarromera
126 Property & Design Showcase: dream homes
152 Medical Minutes: visionary breakthroughs
134 First Person: business insights
154 Health & Beauty: bio hemp… and chilled yoga
172 Bulletin of companies, organisations and
136 Exhibitions: premier global showcases
156 Art & Culture: global photographic retrospective
NEWS & EVENTS 162 Festive review of inaugurations, anniversaries and celebrations people in the headlines
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It is hard to get away from food when you live in this part of the world. And why would we want to anyway? The “Mediterranean diet” has an ultra-cool reputation in global culinary circles, hailed as the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle and a cure (or at least a preventative measure) for a multitude of ailments. Furthermore, we are able to enjoy the finest cuisine from many other parts of the world, either dining out in style at a chic beach club or savouring the “menu del día” at a favourite local restaurant. Here on the Costa, we have several Michelin-star restaurants – as well as numerous others that would be deserving of that honour – and one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, has just opened his first Nobu establishment in Spain, in Marbella. Gourmet markets have opened up in Málaga, Fuengirola and Marbella, another is earmarked for Estepona, and the oft-maligned Torremolinos has launched an online gastronomy initiative aimed at moving on from its clichéd image of sangria and fried fish. Even the barbecue-grilled sardine is enjoying its moment in the limelight, with a campaign underway for the “espeto de sardinas” to be granted “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” status by UNESCO. Supermarket shelves are full of “international” products we used to have squeeze into our luggage after a trip back “home”, which means we can bring all these diverse ingredients of a cosmopolitan Mediterranean culinary lifestyle – a melting pot of tastes, flavours and aromas – into our own homes. Be it a relaxed evening meal with the family, a Sunday barbecue with friends, or a more elaborate dinner party for a special anniversary, the home is the centrepiece of our love affair with food. That means choosing the right tableware, so to help in that respect in this issue’s Décor & Design section we feature an eye-catching range of table settings, including planters and vases. In recent years, the kitchen has been transformed from essentially just a functional space for food preparation and storage to a social living area where families and friends can share a meal or light snack together, and ardent amateur chefs can experiment with inventive dishes picked up from recipe books and ubiquitous TV cookery shows. Check out our kitchen section for latest trends and ideas that will help you create a foodie’s heaven in this new focal point of the home. In the meantime, we wish you all plenty of pleasurable feasting at home this summer – whether you are the designated cook or the eager diner.
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We are experts in making your house a beautiful home accommodating for all budgets. Established for more than 30 years working with The elegant Chrono bathroom by Italian bathroom company Edoné comes in a number of different finishes and materials. Edoné is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es).
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The In Wash suspended smart toilet by Roca has a wash function with hot water and a remote control. Roca is available from Proinco in Estepona, Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and various outlets around Mรกlaga (www.proinco.es).
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Above The Allure faucet from Grohe SpaÂŽ is both technically advanced in its performance and aesthetically beautiful in its minimalist design. You can have a flat lever or a tri-spoke option. Grohe is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es), Unique Reforms (www.uniquereforms.com) and Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com). Right The circular cement Novales countertop range by Bathco comes in two different colours: brown (cemento) and cream (terrazzo). Its smooth lines give this range a wonderfully contemporary and stylish look. Bathco is available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).
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The Vero Air bathroom by Duravit is a new take on timeless geometry. The clean lines and rectangular features give this range a sleek and contemporary look. Available from Puya (www.puya.es) in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).
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Above Agata Bath Design’s freestanding MINERALICAST® mineral stone bathtub comes with a matching Alma floor-standing wall sink or an Alma II countertop sink. Resilient and warm to the touch, this range includes an array of designer models that create a truly elegant and contemporary bathroom. Agata bathtubs are highly durable (shock, scratch and stainresistant), which makes them perfect for everyday use and for cleaning. Agata also offers the possibility of creating bespoke bathtub designs. Agata Bath Design is available from Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.agatabathdesign.com). Right This sleek bathroom from Kartell by Laufen contrasts the serenity of the white bathtub and countertop sinks with the warm orange cabinetry. Laufen is available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com) and Proinco in Estepona, Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and various outlets around Málaga (www.proinco.es).
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The iridescent Maze wall-covering from the Amazone2 range by Arte International features a velvet pattern and comes in five different colours. Available from Casasola Muebles near Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com) and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).
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OPPOSITE PAGE The Mediterranean Marks range by Wall & Deco has similarities to Picasso’s artwork in its style. The design looks like a huge painting and is perfect for a statement wall. Wall & Deco is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). THIS PAGE Above Left The Amazzonia range by Inkiostro Bianco features a whimsical design that lures you into the natural wilderness. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). Above Right The Rhodora collection from Osborne & Little’s Enchanted Garden range depicts branches of rhododendron in an informal trellis formation. Osborne & Little is available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es) and Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es). Left By Omexco, the Kami-ito range features strips of paper (the word’s meaning in Japanese) woven into delicate and creative paper weaves. The collection comes in many different colours, both bright and natural. Omexco is available from UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es), Casasola Muebles near Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com) and Magyk in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es).
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walls The Pleats collection by French wallpaper and fabric company Élitis is delicate and perfect for summer. The range comes in various colours and injects a touch of natural design into the room. Élitis is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).
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The TXL floor lamp by Marset shown here at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco was designed by Joan Gaspar. It was created to light up outdoor areas and emit a warm and welcoming glow. Its base is made from slate, which supports a large fibreglass shade. Marset is available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Centro Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂa (www.siestainteriordesign.com), Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es), Magyk in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.magyk.es) and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).
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The JWDA Concrete Lamp designed by Jonas Wagnell for Menu was inspired by traditional oil lamps, bringing together brass and concrete to create an elegant yet raw look that fits into any style of home. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Centro de Negocios Oasis on Marbellaâ€™s Golden Mile (www.plusstore.es).
The unique Pili collection by Arturo Alvarez is made up of a single painted stainless-steel thread which is interwoven, creating a mysterious and whimsical shape that could almost be mistaken for a work of art. Available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es) and Magyk in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.magyk.es)
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This bespoke chandelier from Buster + Punch comes with either 19 or 31 pendants. It is made from solid metal and is designed to perfectly custom-fit your living space. Available from Tecno Clima in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.tecnoclimainstalaciones.com).
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Above The jaw-dropping Venetian-style Drylight chandelier by Masiero is weather resistant and is protected against dust, water and corrosion. A robust chandelier with a delicate appearance. Masiero is available from Casasola Muebles near Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com) and UDesign in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.udesign.es). Below: Designed by XuclĂ & Alemany for Vibia, the Break outdoor floor lamps come in three different models and are suitable for exterior use. The cubic design has a recess from which light emits, and a range of finishes that make it highly adaptable in any environment and able to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. Vibia is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es).
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The Spokes suspension lamp by Italian lighting company Foscarini was inspired by images of antique oriental lanterns and aviaries. The name for the collection was chosen because the design looks like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. The lamp is lightweight, with a soft shape attractively filtering out the light between the spokes. Available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es) and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).
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Above Left The Capodimonte suspension lamp by Karman is a simple, ceramic, cylindrical light with flowers wrapped around its circumference. Its ancient look is what gives it its unique charm. Karman is available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.ilinterior.com), UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es), Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Above Right The Kobe Square Cube table lamp from the It’s about RoMi Citylights collection is simplistic in its design with an industrial look, and is ideal for an office while also being suitable for a living room or bedroom. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Right The cloud-like suspension lamp by Studio Italia Design creates a soft emission of light that resembles an illuminated cloud. Available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.direcolighting.es) and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).
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The Celestial Spikes and Celestial Smooth hanging lamps by Lâ€™Objet are a combination of earthenware and hand-painted, textural details that result in a show-stopping decoration. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).
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Outdoor Summer Livingâ€Ś Make the most of your summer and enjoy the great outdoors! Whether you want a chic, minimalist look for your terrace or a more ethnic style, there is something for everyone. Home & Lifestyle Magazine takes a look at some of the latest collections available on the Coastâ€Ś
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The Ingenua shade by Umbrosa offers an easy solution for a large area. It has an innovative sliding mechanism which gives you the versatility to adapt the sail depending on your needs, and it is resilient to harsh wind conditions. Available from Acoola in the Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.acoola.eu), Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).
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Above The state-of-the-art Stingray parasol by Tuuci rotates 360 degrees around its vertical axis. It is a striking parasol which can be positioned to offer shade at any time of the day. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), and Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). Below Shade sails can be cut to suit your specific outdoor living space and come in a wide range of different colours. Ideal for a terrace, carport or an area in the garden… Available from The Shade Sail Company in Calahonda (www.theshadesailcompany.com).
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This Photo The magical Biossun patio cover can be illuminated at night, and during the day the louvres can be tilted, giving you full control of how much sun enters. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). Above This customised wooden structure by Cape Reed offers an extra outdoor living space, adding value to your home. It is environmentally-friendly and blends into the natural environment of your garden. Cape Reed is situated in Marbella (www.capereed.com).
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OPPOSITE PAGE The Air dining table by Belgian outdoor furniture company Manutti features a powder-coated stainless-steel base with an Iroko hardwood or ceramic table top. Its sleek and contemporary design combines perfectly with Manutti’s Echo chairs, which come with an armrest and offer maximum comfort with their high, curved, rectangular backrest and a new firm, but supple, seat in a woven rope finish. Also featured here is the adjustable Fuse lounger, stylishly designed and adding a refined look to any patio or terrace. Manutti is available from Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro, Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Above The Tub collection by Point 1920 features eight items of outdoor furniture made from aluminium. The range is lightweight and weather-resistant, and is designed with clean, elegant lines. Available from Casasola Muebles near Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com), Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.ilinterior.com), Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es). Left This stunning dining set by Ethimo is made of teak and gives a terrace or patio a natural look. Ethimo is available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign. com), and UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es).
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Above This charming circular table with its ceramic tiles adds a warm and ethnic look to a terrace or patio. Available online from La Casa Bella on the Costa del Sol (www.lacasabella.es). Right The Pantagruel picnic table from Extremis has a powder-coated or galvanised finish. The table-top and bench come in a number of different materials, and there is a Lazy Susan so you can pass food easily across the table. Available from Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.acoola.eu).
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Above The Vales range by Suns is a timeless lounge set made from aluminium, Fast Dry Foam and SensoTex. Available online from De Tropen (www.detropen.es) with free delivery across the Costa del Sol. Below The contemporary and versatile Nuna lounge is a modular set that can stay outside all year round as it has an all-weather fabric and quick-dry foam for easy maintenance. The set can be reconfigured to suit your own specific seating requirements. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).
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Above The adjustable Barcelona beach chair by Dedon combines contemporary design with traditional qualities, and has a hidden basket to keep your belongings safe while you are sunbathing. Available from UDesign (official distributor) in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.udesign.es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂa (www.siestainteriordesign.com), and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com). Below The Delta aluminium modular lounge set comprises five sections. It is available in white, lava and cream and can also come with all-weather cushions in the colours white, taupe, mouse grey and carbon grey. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).
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outdoor living The Vela modular sofa system by Vondom is rangy and eye-catching. The sofa can be illuminated to make it look like floating work of art at night. Vondom is available from UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es) and Outdoor Concepts (www.outdoorconcepts.es) and Magyk (www.magyk.es), both situated in San Pedro de Alcรกntara
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Above The Kube by Ego Paris is a playful outdoor seating set that is highly versatile as it can be arranged in many different ways and comes in a variety of fun colours. Available from Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.acoola.eu), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), and Vergola in El Rosario (www.vergola.es). Top Right The Yoda easy chair by Kenneth Cobonpue uses the natural tension of outdoor polymer to provide back support in style. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). Right The Kingston woven sunchair by Cane-line, shown here with the On The Move blue side table, has wheels and is weather-resistant. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Centro de Negocios Oasis (www.plusstore.es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).
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Above The Mesh sun lounger by Kettal has a solid teak base and comes in a huge range of fabric colours. Kettal is available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂa (www.siestainteriordesign.com), Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Casasola Muebles near to Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com). Below The Dune outdoor chaise longue is made from acrylic which is UV and water-resistant and mould and stain-proof, as well as being easy to clean. It has a natural, ecological protective coating engineered to be durable and an effective barrier against germs, bacteria, scratches and marks. Available from Acoola in the Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.acoola.eu).
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The stylish and contemporary three-seater Normando sofa with two matching armchairs was designed by José A. GandíaBlasco. The range has a high surround to make you feel enclosed in your own perfect world. Gandia Blasco is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).
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Cosy Atmosphereâ€Ś Enjoy your outdoor living space at night with a fireplace that provides a warm ambience and takes the chill out of the air when temperatures drop.
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3.000 m2 EXPO The bioethanol Lighthouse 150 Fireplace by Ecosmart is the most compact in the range and comes in four different finishes. It is ideal for an entertaining area, inside or outside, and its circular glass surround allows everyone to enjoy the dancing flames within. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.outdoorconcepts.es) and Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.acoola.eu).
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Above The OFYR fireplace and grill offers a new way to cook al fresco. Its unique design, with a cone-shaped fire bowl, has a wide, flat rim that doubles as an effective surface for cooking. Heat is emitted from the centre, allowing you to cook at different temperatures on a single hotplate. OFYR is available online from De Tropen with free delivery service on the Costa del Sol (www.detropen.es) and Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.acoola.eu). Below The Buzz outdoor fire has ceramic logs that actually look like they are wood. It is fully portable and has a contemporary style highlighted by black-painted steel. Available from Unique Fires in Estepona (www.uniquefires.com).
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GARDEN SCULPTURES Above This metal sculpture by Matias di Carlo was created using various processes and types of metal, and new forging and modelling techniques performed at very high temperatures. The artist can make bespoke designs to suit any requirement, creating a metal sculpture that is personal to you and will certainly be a talking point. Matias di Carlos is situated on Ctra. RondaCampillos Km.25 (www.matiasdicarlo.com). Below This Bull & Stein glass sculpture of an apple is made from hand-blown glass. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).
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Above Left These stunning planters by Vondom come in various sizes and colours, with an interesting three-dimensional diamond pattern adding a dynamic look. Available from UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es) and Outdoor Concepts (www.outdoorconcepts.es) and Magyk (www.magyk.es), both situated in San Pedro de Alcántara. Above Right This beautiful Noa vase by Muubs is made from raw teak root with aluminium filling. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Centro de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es). Left These simplistic glass vases from HK Living feature a range of sizes and shapes and go with any style of room. Available from Siesta Interior Design in CC. Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Opposite Page Inspired by Venetian artisans, the L’Objet pour Fortuny dinnerware collection is made from earthenware and metal with handgilded hints of 24-carat gold. L’Objet is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).
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Above Presented last winter by Isabelle De borchgrave and Grint to Serax, these planter bags highlight an innovative way to store plants. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.udesign.es). Below Left This eye-catching oversized plant pot by Serralunga is available in five different colours and can also be illuminated. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂa (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Below Right This suspended planter by Nordal is a great way to display plants if you do not have much table space. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Centro de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es).
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Enjoy your favourite tracks this summer with high-quality speakers to get the most out of your music collection.
Top The Play:3 Sonos speaker is very versatile and can be placed horizontally or vertically, either mounted on a wall or on a stand. It offers a particularly deep bass for a speaker of its small size. You can stream over Wi-Fi so the music is not interrupted when you receive a phone call. Available from TD Sat & Sound in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.tdsatandsound.com). Above Denonâ€™s Heos 1 HS2 Duo Pack is a portable, compact wireless speaker allowing you to listen to your music via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi audio streaming. It is resistant to humidity so you can place the speakers in a damp or steamy room such as a bathroom. It has an advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing) for an optimum sound range with custom EQ sound tailoring for a smooth and natural tonal balance together with a dual channel Class D digital audio amplification. Available from TD Sat & Sound in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.tdsatandsound.com).
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MAJESTIC CONTEMPORARY FRONTLINE GOLF VILLA WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS Price: 3.250.000€ If you are looking for a deluxe frontline golf property for sale in Benahavis with spectacular south facing sea views, this villa has been designed by the world famous architect Carlos Lamas who is known for delivering unique contemporary homes. As expected with a property of this calibre, it has a beautiful private garden, ensuring complete peace and privacy, and an impressive private mosaic finish swimming pool. Benahavis is a beautiful location famed for its high quality properties, majestic villas and private estates, and it is also home to the 6-star Villa Padierna Palace Hotel and a number of world class golf courses including Los Flamingos. The beautiful hillside village of Benahavis is often referred to as the ‘dining room of Andalucia’ due to the plethora of restaurants. The complex is ideally located just a short drive from Marbella, Puerto Banus and Estepona, each boasting beautiful beaches, superb amenities and marinas. Malaga and Gibraltar airports are also conveniently close. The interior of this incredible home will take your breath away. On the ground floor you’ll find a stunning open plan sitting room with double patio doors leading to a generous main terrace, adjacent is a family TV room and study, each overlooking the garden and swimming pool. The state-of-the-art kitchen and formal dining room also have direct terrace access. There is a fantastic master suite and 3 spacious guest rooms with beautiful en-suite bathrooms on the first floor, each enjoying direct access to a terrace and those all-important sea views. Large basement with plenty of facilities. Other features include a lift, electric blinds, and a double garage with automatic doors. Completion is estimated June 2018.
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Above The Carlton swivel armchair was inspired by furniture design from the ‘60s and ‘70s, featuring a retro feel that makes it quite a statement piece. Available from BoConcept on the Mijas Road and Centro de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.boconcept.es). Left The Blazer armchair by Italian furniture company Bonaldo features elegant lines that suit any style of room. The chair is available with a high or low backrest, the base comes in anthracite grey, white, red, brown or green, and the seat is made of foam covered in fabric or leather. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com). Opposite Page The Misfits modular seating system by Moroso comes in many different shapes, making the items appear like sculptures. The varying moulded curves offer softness and the utmost in comfort. Moroso is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).
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seating Designed in 1948 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, the Womb Chair, was set out to be a chair that feels like a basket full of pillows. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es).
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The Avatoon swivel armchair is made from fabric and leather, offering both comfort and style. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).
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Above The Pillopipe sofa designed by Paola Navone for Casamilano has a solid firwooden frame and its back is made out of an elasticised multi-layer of birch wood. The upholstery comes in many different fabrics. Available from Femont Galvan in Marbella (www.femontgalvan.com). Right The Milan sofa by Laskasas has an elegant and unusual shape with its slanting armrests and swooping underbelly. It goes perfectly with the Xangai armchair, and both furniture items come in any type of material, colour and pattern. Available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.ilinterior.com).
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When it comes to achieving a superlative culinary experience, it is just as important to have beautiful tableware as the delectable food you place upon it. Functional tableware that oozes style and sophistication is sure to wow your dinner guests and make your gastronomic creations look even more impressive than they already areâ€Ś The new Colourful Life collection by Villeroy & Boch allows you to emblaze your table with an array of wonderful colours for the summer. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es).
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This Photo Muubs has created this clever hotdog stand, which is perfect for barbecues or when you have guests over. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Centro de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es). Above Right This grey ceramic plate placed on a gold metallic server from Serax adds a luxurious look to a table setting. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es). Below Right The oval Teo serving bowl in powder-pink was inspired by the design and craft traditions of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is made from fine earthenware, with certain items featuring hand-painted antiqued-gold details. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).
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Arredo3â€™s Round kitchen features finishes that are set out to stimulate the senses, using soft colours for visual aesthetic beauty and solid materials for touch. The finishes were inspired by nature, such as rock, sand and mist, and the glossy finishes are in clay, pearl, ochre and petroleum. This kitchen is available from Decodan in Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.com).
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Top This fully equipped kitchen with a lacquered finish is highlighted by an oak veneer table with a rough matte finish. The worktop is made from a solid surface material which is easy to clean and has a fine, contemporary look. All of the kitchens are built in the workshop and made-to-measure. Available from MT Interiors by IDDOMUS in Edif. Casablanca in Marbella (www.mt-interiors.com). Bottom The all-white Gourmet + Habitat range by Inko Cocinas is contemporary, handle-less with great storage, and comes with an adjoining dining/bar area. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).
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Transform your bedroom into a floral paradise with Ted Baker’s audacious Painted Posie bedlinen for Ashley Wilde in soft pink cotton sateen. Large blooms of pink, coral and cream with luscious green foliage really symbolise that summer is here. Ted Baker’s velvet cushion with black piping finishes off the overall look perfectly. Ashley Wilde is available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).
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Above LeftThe Seraya indigo bed linen collection by Designers Guild was inspired by the artisanal technique of tie-dye and digitally printed onto luxurious linen/cotton. Designers Guild is available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es). Above Right This elegant 300-thread Egyptian cotton bed linen from King of Cotton’s Hotel Classic range comes in five different colours (shown here in slate grey). The duvet has a button enclosure, as does the upper Housewife pillowcase, while the Oxford pillowcase below it features a classic edging. King of Cotton is situated in Centro Comercial La Colonia in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.kingofcotton.es). Right The Santinia Throwover bedspread is contemporary yet timeless in its design, is made from pure cotton, and comes in white, ivory and mink. It is machine-washable and can also be tumble-dried on a low heat. Available from King Of Cotton in Centro Comercial La Colonia in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.kingofcotton.es).
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The Denim bedding collection from JAB Anstoetz has an informal look in its sporty blue and is great for summer with an ultra-soft feel. It goes perfectly with JABâ€™s Tobago fabric (as shown here on the back cushions and trunk at the end of the bed). Available from Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com), Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.artedellusso.es) and UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es).
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Above Lissoyâ€™s bed linen is made of pure linen and comes in a wonderful range of contemporary muted colours. Linen lets the skin breathe so you can sleep comfortably. Available at UDesign in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.udesign.es). Right Achieve the ultimate summery look with this bed linen from Ashley Wilde. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).
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Established in 1995 in the United Kingdom, King of Cotton is known for dressing some of the most luxurious hotels in the world with the finest bed & bathroom linens. Our main target is to bring the lush linen from big hotels to end users who desire to feel like they are in a luxury 5 star hotel while being at home.
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The Muse multi-duvet cover features a colourful collection of flowers, twigs and leaves. It is made from 100 per cent cotton satin to give it an attractively soft feel. The striped cotton satin cushions from their Sunrise Gold collection have exotic patterns in black, white, brown, beige, grey, yellow and bright green stripes. Combined with cushions from their Flair Gold collection, depicting delicate palms on a white background, this mix-and-match makes a wonderful bed set. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es).
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Above The Supreme bed by Jensen features the Jensen® Original Zone System with Aloy® 2.0 pocket springs – with its extra soft shoulder zone and built-in support for the lower back. The body relaxes into the spring system, providing perfect shoulder support, while the Innergetic® Latex filling and jersey stretch fabric offers the perfect night’s sleep. You have the option of a SoftLine III or Premium mattress topper. Available from the Jensen Store in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana (www.jensenstore.com). Opposite Page The Squaring Isola bed by Bonaldo is available as a single or double model in different shapes, and is accompanied by a wide range of accessories. The upholstery is fully-removable and comes in fabric, eco-leather or leather. The feet are made from grey-painted anthracite or dark brown-painted wood. Bonaldo is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).
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NEAT BEDROOM STORAGE IDEAS Keep your bedroom stylishly clutter-free….
Above Tonin Casa’s Venice Notte storage units are made of micro-embossed MDF with working doors that include the option of real wood for the walnut version – designed to accentuate their soft-quilted effect. The top and the interior shelves are made from tempered glass. Available from Femont Galvan in Marbella (www.femontgalvan.com), Siesta Interior Design in CC Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), and Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.ilinterior.com). Below This wooden wardrobe with a glass hexagonal shape in the middle is almost floor to ceiling in height and offers maximum storage space. Available from Todo Madera in Estepona (www.todomaderaestepona.com).
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This elegant storage system by Amboan looks minimalistic from the outside, but on opening it up you find drawers and shelves to store many different items. Available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.ilinterior.com).
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Designers Guild’s Majolica fabric collection features a contemporary, digitally-printed, floral pattern with marble effects. Designers Guild is available from from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), and Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es).
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This Photo The Geneva collection by Villa Nova is made from a strong, washable linen which is soft to the touch and features a brushed finish. Available from Femont Galvan in Marbella (www.femontgalvan.com) and Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es). Below Left The Tivoli trimmings by Romo have an innovative two-colour fringe with pom-poms, beads and lip cord that look playful and sophisticated on tie-backs or cushions. Romo is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es), Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Casasola Muebles near Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com) and Femont Galvan in Marbella (www.femontgalvan.com). Below Right This delicate range of fabrics in different shades of beige and gold from Larsen can be easily mixed and matched. Larsen is available from UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es) and Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.ilinterior.com).
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Above High-quality aluminium windows slide seamlessly and, when built large-scale, open up your view so you can fully enjoy the outside and allow natural light to flood into your home. Available from Reynaers on the Costa del Sol (www.reynaers.es) or call (+34) 937 219 559. Right Glass curtains offer the option of being open to the elements or enclosed when the weather is bad, thus providing great versatility and added value to your home. Available from Elite Glass Curtains in Pol. Ind. Elviria (www.eliteglasscurtains.com).
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for Beautiful and Sustainable Homes Interview with Carles Moliner, General Manager Reynaers Aluminium Spain
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Tell us about Reynaers and the products and services you offer… Reynaers Aluminium Spain is the subsidiary of Reynaers Group, one of Europe’s leading providers of architectural aluminium systems for windows and doors, and a long-established and successful global business headquartered in Duffel (Belgium). Over the years, the Reynaers Group has grown steadily, now with sales in more than 70 countries across five continents. Reynaers develops innovative and sustainable aluminium profiles for the building sector, providing solutions for all architecture styles. These profiles are processed by fabricators and façade construction companies into windows, doors, sliding doors, bifold doors, conservatories, facades, curtain wall and skylights. Reynaers Spain’s market includes residential houses, office buildings, hotels, shopping centres, public buildings, schools and hospitals. What are the benefits of aluminium doors and windows? Benefitting from 50 years’ experience designing aluminium window and door systems, Reynaers offers a comprehensive range of windows and doors that are designed to achieve the highest levels of performance and meet the needs of the most discerning homeowners. Reynaers Spain has carefully selected a network
of dealers, named “Installer”, who deliver industry-leading product performance and customer service to property owners seeking a highly functional and stylish finish to their homes. Every dealership is very experienced and agrees to work following the Reynaers’ strict code of conduct. What are the characteristics of Reynaers doors? Our goal is to increase the value of buildings and to enhance the living and working environment of people worldwide. We achieve this together with our partners by providing innovative and sustainable aluminium solutions for the building envelope. Our projects are living proof of the synergies we have created with investors, suppliers, project developers, architects and fabricators all over the world. We want our clients to know that they can count on us, today and in the future. Comfort, security, architectural design and energy-efficiency come first in the development of our products. Modern panoramic windows and sliding patio doors are at the top of people’s wish lists. These kinds of solutions are part of Reynaers’ newest offer, and systems such as Hi-Finity and Slim Line 38 are the answer to that challenge. Architects have fallen in love with floor-to-ceiling glazing and we are witnessing massive demand in this area.
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Architect: Valentín de Madariaga - Installer: Moncada Aluminium
Tell us more about your sliding systems… Our sliding doors can be engineered to the exact requirements and design of new buildings and/or renovation, if you are fitting a living area that covers a lot of floor space or want to connect to the outside in the most spectacular way possible. Sliding doors will bring into your home an abundance of natural light in a contemporary style and with uncompromising performance. There are a number of different sliding systems to choose from, depending on the dimensions of the opening, weight of glass, visible aluminium section, low threshold, security and comfort. The solutions with the highest demand at this moment are our stunning floor-to-ceiling glass door Hi-Finity and the invisible bottom frame rail of our CP 155-LS Zero threshold system. Why should people choose Reynaers? The reason to use Reynaers products is that we provide an extensive range of products that meet and exceed the thermal performance levels, comfort, acoustic insulation, water tightness and burglary proof required by architects and home owners. We work for the excellence and the satisfaction of the client experience, thanks to our products and our great after sales and technical service. Reynaers is suitable for bespoke designs that create unique, highly efficient and beautiful homes using one of today’s most durable and sustainable materials.
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Reynaers Aluminium Spain Tel. 900 26 20 26 email@example.com www.reynaers.es www.hifinity.es
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For a fresh look this summer, Pagunetteâ€™s lemon sheer curtain is perfect to add softness and a touch of colour to a room. Available from Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es).
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Above Left The Reverso system by Création Baumann is fixed to the ceiling and the floor, and is an innovative way to divide a room with a paper-like curtain that filters soft shadows through it. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es) and Femont Galvan in Marbella (www.femontgalvan.com). Above Right Armani Casa teamed up with Rubelli for this beautiful sophisticated fabric. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es). Left This elegant curtain by Casadeco features a marbled design that is ideal for the summer and goes with any style of room. Casadeco is available from Casasola Muebles near Torre Real (www.mueblescasasola.com), Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es) and Siesta Interior Design in CC. Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).
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curtains The stunning Noel collection from prestigious fabric company Jab Anstoetzâ€™s spring 2017 range has an iridescent sheen and a delicate circular pattern. Available from Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Femont Galvan in Marbella (www.femontgalvan.com), UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es) and Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (www.artedellusso.es).
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FABRIC S, CURTA INS, BLINDS & HOM E INTERIO RS
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Cool Plantation-Style Shutters for the Coast Two new fitting jobs by Shutters in Spain have the same white lacquered interior shutters made of basswood, but the final result could not be more different.
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The first project was finished at the beginning of May 2017. This apartment, in a recently completed development west of Estepona, features a highly contemporary exterior and a light and bright interior. It has terraces facing from east over south to west, and the amount of light entering the home is enormous. It therefore needed window dressing that could withstand the heat and UV-rays, block the light when necessary and, at the same time, diffuse the incoming light to give the rooms a warm, cosy feeling in spring and winter. After viewing the dimensions of the windows leading onto the terraces, Shutters in Spain chose 89-millimetre slats, whereas the windows facing north-east have 63-millimetre slats. All are painted in the brightest white, and are fitted with the Clearview operating mechanism. The biggest shutters are bi-fold, which means you can open them up completely to one or both sides, or just open up a part and keep the rest closed. The triangular shutter high up in the wall “isn’t just a nice feature”, according to the company. “Our client found out that none of the more common types of window dressing was suitable for this window shape, and that was the reason they contacted us. Because wooden shutters can have any shape imaginable, these ones definitely solved the problem.” The second project was completed at the end of May. It is a detached, traditional-style villa in Villahermosa near Cádiz that has just been completely refurbished. It has numerous small and mediumsize windows, and the interior is warm and cosy – with solid wooden floors, off-white paint, beige fabrics and dark furniture. The interior tends to be a bit dark, so a slightly offwhite paint was chosen. In combination with the typical elliptical shape of the slats, it reflects the light into the interior. Forty-eight-millimetre wide (or “small”) slats, a traditional tilt rod and a tieron-tier fitting (which means there are two shutters, one on top of the other) complete the “real plantation shutter feel”. In the kitchen the shutters were fitted onto the tilt and turn windows themselves, so they remain operable. In order to be able to open the terrace doors either half or entirely, Shutters in Spain chose to fit a bifold sliding system that allows for the shutters to open to either side – “the most versatile system to cover larger surfaces”. As the company notes, “No matter what style of property you have, plantation shutters are always a possibility.” Shutters in Spain Tel. (+34) 608 299 309 / 681 055 383 email@example.com www.shuttersinspain.com
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Great Natural Ideas END
TO ENHANCE OUR HOMES
By Ali a Bab
Summer is here, and sprits are brighter after the winter rains and greyness. So what better than to get out and see what brightness we can bring into our homes. How? Easy: get gardens inside – big or small, you can always do it. There are millions of ideas, to suit your pockets and home size. The way to do this is simple: always think that the plants need good sunlight and soil, never too much watering, and adequate shade when necessary. If there is good air circulation that is an advantage. I love seeing all the wonderful ideas which people have to enhance their homes. Of course, there is nothing to stop you being as fanciful as you like. My articles are focused on not destroying our planet from the ravages we have caused, and there are a myriad of possibilities. Here are a few ideas from people around then world… Asiatic influences are always popular, a small area somewhere inside where you can relax and day-dream with or without someone accompanying you.
Think how much space you have and what you want the plants to do: are they for show, to calm, for colour or just because you like them. Think of their size: you can’t plant anything which dwarves a space unless you have a huge space to play around with. Plants grow very well going upwards, so that is another excellent option if space is not at a premium. Do remember that plants are masters at cleaning the atmosphere, and think about what they can do for your home in this respect. Sweet smelling flowers can soothe, while certain plants such as citronella, lemon grass and lavender repel mosquitoes and other nasty insects. I have lavender in large pots outside the bedroom windows and, apart from the perfume, the horrid mosquitoes don’t appear. So you see, Mother Nature looks after us – we need only to know what to do.
Alia Babapulle - Interior and Exterior Designer Tel. (+34) 616 670 975 · firstname.lastname@example.org · www.aliabinteriordesign.com
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“We teach each every child individually” The International Kids Club based in El Campanario is the first tri-linguistic kindergarten of its kind, founded by Elena Gatsenko, who is a professional psychologist. Using modern methods, the objective is to turn kindergarten learning into “fun” instead of “work”. There are all nationalities eating, playing, learning and doing crafts together whilst learning to communicate in different languages. They welcome children from 8 months to 6 years old with complete preparation for school and have approval from all international schools on Costa del Sol. Their children come from Russia, Ukraine, Spain, England, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and China. The children develop their speech, writing, reading, mathematics, logic, theatre, music, drawing, dancing, tennis and world education.
International Kids Club “El Campanario” Urb. El Campanario 3, KM. 168. Estepona, Spain +34 648 493 450 | +34 673 844 832
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FRESH APPROACH IN REAL ESTATE
Commissioning an Expert Broker Who Protects Buyers’ Interests Marco Dalli, who can usually be found buzzing around the Marmorin Design Studio, has lived on the Costa del Sol for more years than he cares to remember. He has seen the property market take twists and turns that would make anyone feel dizzy. As Marco’s name regularly crops up with established brokers and big-name real estate companies here on the Coast, we thought we would catch up with this colourful character to find out what is really going on in the current property market…
Marco notes, “The property market has certainly had an upturn and over the last year or so the Coast has enjoyed a resurgence of interest from avid buyers wanting to purchase their own idyllic haven. Due to this heightened market activity, real estate agents have understandably reacted with enthusiasm. As there are now so many real estate brokers, and so many vendors listing their properties on the market sector database, real estate agents are increasingly having to split their commissions with their competitors which, as it goes without saying, is not something they particularly like. This has led to a tendency for agents to mainly show their own listed properties over any other properties available on the market, which might not necessarily be the most suitable property for that buyer – regardless of whatever else is out on the market at the time. How I work is totally different and, in my opinion, it is the best way to look after the interests of the buyer. I am commissioned to work together closely with the buyer to find the best property investments I can by contacting my large network of established
brokers, taking away from the client all the aggravation and stress. As I don’t list properties, I am totally unbiased and will never have the need to push certain properties onto a client for my own financial gain. I simply find the right property at the best price possible using my broad knowledge of the market and a handpicked selection of properties supplied by my contacts – giving the buyer options that best suit their needs. As I have always got my ear to the ground, this way of working particularly works well for finding bargain investments that are either turn-key or ready for renovation. As many investors are now interested again in buying on the Costa del Sol, I can connect the investor with the vendor who has the latest hot deal, within minutes, offering them a service that only someone who has the right knowledge and contacts can bring to the table. People right now do not seem to be able to comprehend that there are not so many deals out there in today’s market and the good units go very quickly, so the name of the game is speed and accuracy in pinpointing those hidden investments.”
If you would like to find out more about commissioning your own real estate broker, speak to Marco Dalli on Tel. (+34) 611 247 051 or email, email@example.com.
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A Fresh New Tailor-Made Concept in Real Estate in BenahavĂs
The BenahavĂs area has woken its sleepy head and is getting itself a makeover. With more licences being released in this highly-desirable part of the Coast, buyers and investors alike have seized the moment to snap-up their piece of paradise, building homes of jaw-dropping aesthetic beauty. 128 JULY & AUGUST 2017
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In the centre of this hive of activity has been Atlas Signature Homes, together in collaboration with Atlas Group. The union of these two market leaders formed naturally as Atlas Signature Homes had the buyer contacts and real estate foresight, whilst Atlas Group had their expertise in high quality contemporary construction. Working with Maiz y Diaz Arquitectos, whose eclectic style was unanimously voted as the ideal architect for this kind of project, they combine light, water and innovative technology, fusing traditional design with modern. The plots are situated just below the town of Benahavís in the area of Capanes and vary in terrain, altitude and views. THE CONCEPT Picture this… you choose a plot of land that suits your requirements (whether it is a hillside spot with panoramic coastal views or a flat terrain safe for your little ones to play freely) and then you have your home built to meet your every desire and requirement specifically for you! It is beyond most people’s wildest dreams to have a home that is exclusively tailored for you and your family’s needs, let alone having the opportunity to live in one of the most upcoming areas surrounded by such lush, natural beauty and just
minutes away from the beach. Thanks to the exciting partnership between Atlas Group and Atlas Signature Homes, this option is now very much available for any budding investor or buyer. FLEXIBILE OPTIONS Although there are similar concepts available along the Coast, what is so interesting about Atlas’ offering is their flexibility. Atlas work with a wide range of high-end international brands, but unlike other developers, they realise that not everyone can always afford the premium materials, fittings and fixtures; therefore they offer a number of different alternatives to give your home that high-quality, polished feel at a budget that you can realistically afford. Atlas Signature Homes & Atlas Group Centro Comercial Atenea 1 & 17, Ctra. N340 Km. 168, Estepona Tel. (+34) 951 350 068 email@example.com www.atlasbenahavis.com
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The Perfect Blend of
Magnificence and Exclusivity CONTEMPORARY VILLA FOR SALE IN NUEVA ANDALUCÍA 130 JULY & AUGUST 2017
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This modern detached villa, situated in the exclusive Atalaya de Rio Verde area, is just a 10-minute walk to Puerto Banús and is in the heart of Nueva Andalucía – home to a huge number of good quality restaurants and bars. The main lounge offers superb views out to the Mediterranean Sea and La Concha mountain, and is spacious and airy with large-scale windows to fully enjoy the natural beauty of its outdoor surroundings. This family home has seven bedrooms in total, with five en suite bathrooms and six additional toilets. Its magnificent kitchen is equipped with an island hob and an adjoining dining table for casual dining. Next to the kitchen you will find a large dining room area which also enjoys views to the outdoors. One other charming feature to this home is an integral twobedroom apartment with its own kitchen, bathroom and separate entrance, ideal for guests when they come to visit. There is a large heated infinity swimming pool (which is chlorine-free) and a fully equipped gym. The whole house has central heating and air-conditioning and there is also under-floor heating and highspeed fibre optic Wi-Fi. Plot: 3,184 m2 Build: 1,176 m2 Terraces: 500 m2 Price: Reduced to €5,950,000 To view this property call (+34) 611 247 05 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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for Atalaya de Río Verde
This exceptional property is located in one of Marbella’s most coveted areas, Atalaya de Río Verde, close to golf courses, other sports and leisure amenities, and Centro Comercial Plaza. To the north it borders the urbanisation’s access road, to the south are parks and gardens, and on either side, neighbouring plots. A single-family home, it sits on a rectangular-shaped plot (approximately 41.2 by 21.30 metres), sloping around one metre from west to east. Entry is via a magnificent walkway over a pond, with featured lighting. The villa is built on three levels (basement and first and second floors), extends over 1,000 square metres (plus porches and terraces) and comprises four bedrooms – the main one with an en suite bathroom. The spacious, state-of-the-art kitchen is highlighted by a central island and topof-the-range domestic appliances. The property’s open-plan design enables the
living and dining areas to be merged with the kitchen, creating different ambiences that are connected to the outdoor areas (pool, terraces, pergolas, etc.) by large windows. The home is equipped with the latest amenities, including air-conditioning, solar energy and under-floor heating. In short, all the facilities and features needed to enjoy a wonderful contemporary Mediterranean lifestyle in Marbella. CPAD Group Pol. Industrial Estepona, C/ Marconi 5, Estepona C/ Tecnología 10, Oficina 1, Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz Tel. (+34) 951 974 564 / 956 185 661 / 630 553 811 email@example.com / www.grupocpad.es
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Eye-Catching Family Villa in La Mairena
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ER Arquitectos and OMAR Constructora are two well-established and highly regarded companies in the world of architecture and construction. Their philosophy as a team, under the Bespoke Living mantle, is based on hard work right from the start, liaising closely with all those involved in the construction process in order to familiarise themselves with the project throughout its duration, and thus be able to minimise costs and maximise quality for clients. The single-family home project featured here was created with the objective of respecting, as much as possible, the plot’s topographical conditions. To that end, their strategy was focused on creating a support platform for the home that would also minimise earth movement and preserve the existing trees. Hundredyear-old trees that had survived a multitude of difficulties over the years, including fires and droughts… The home was conceived as a gentle and subtle rectangular prism located in a dominant position on the plot, with a glass-oriented floor plan that enhances the landscape and surrounding land. Its clean, open geometric lines reflect the designers’ desire to avoid the area’s customary and predominant concept of building hefty structures. The result is a home that has been devised as a space that opens
out to its surroundings and also brings them into every corner of the indoor areas. That is, a geometrical element that defines space based on the principal qualities of its volume without being hampered by visual limitations other than those determined by the land itself. The home acquires its own personality through a perimeter room that links the functional focus of the indoor areas with the creation of outdoor living spaces. This aspect also had a significant influence in encouraging the architects to ultimately design the home as a single-storey structure, in spite of problems caused by the plot’s existing topography. The villa has a marked horizontal character, which makes it stand out from other typical buildings in the surrounding area, while ensuring its complete integration into the landscape. Bespoke Living Urb. Marbella Real, local 8. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Marbella www.erarquitectos.com / www.omarsl.com
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A PASSIONATE COMMITMENT
to Construction Interview with RÃºben Otero from Otero Group
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Otero group is a family business… what were its beginnings and how it did it come to Marbella? Otero Group was founded in 1955 by my grandfather, Antonio Otero, who built homes for families in towns around La Coruña. During my father’s era we also worked on a lot of public works, especially in Galicia; and when I joined the company we began to develop residential projects. Before the crisis we were developing and building in Galicia and on the Costa Blanca. When the crisis hit, I decided to move to Marbella, knowing that here on the Costa del Sol we would come out of the crisis earlier, and also keen to seek clients with greater spending power so we could create some really spectacular designs. Now, both my family and I are very happy in Marbella, and we plan to stay here for good. In fact, we are focusing all the group’s activities here. Tell us more about the services you offer… We offer our clients – both private individuals and developers – a single point of contact and responsibility for the whole construction network, from looking for land, designs and licence administration to, of course, the final construction. We are architects, builders and developers. What makes us stand out from other companies offering similar services is that we are the only company on the Costa del Sol with construction in our DNA. I’m passionate about construction, and our work is always completed to an impeccable level. We also offer remodelling and renovation services. What kind of projects do you carry out? Mainly villas. We have specialised in single-family villas with a contemporary design and sale prices under €1 million. At the moment we have 40 projects on the go on the Costa del Sol, most of them already sold. Thanks to the fact that we are builders, and we have a major proportion of our services outsourced to the La Coruña offices, we can offer prices that are well below those of our competition.
We are also involved with apartment projects, both the design and the construction, for our real estate developer clients. When it comes to renovations, we do everything, from an apartment to a complete villa refurbishment. Take us through the standard procedures when undertaking a project… First of all, the most important thing for us is to know our client and analyse their requirements, whether they are a developer or a private individual. Once we understand each other and know what they need, our team of architects presents a completely free design proposal and our building department provides a closedprice quote. This means that, right from the first minute, our clients know how much their whole project is going to cost, and we guarantee by contract that this price will not be higher. While the work is being carried out, our team is in constant contact with the client, sending photos of the project’s progress, as all our clients are outside Spain. In conclusion… Otero can offer prices up to 20 per cent below those of our competitors because our staff includes architects as well as the construction team. Furthermore, our large number of projects and our decentralised structure in Galicia enable us to operate with very tight overall costs, which is reflected in our prices. Without a doubt, Otero is the only company on the Costa del Sol that really focuses on construction, unlike others that tend to be just intermediaries or project managers. Otero Group Blvd. Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Urb. Carolina Park 36B, Marbella Tel. 688 222 777 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.otero.com
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DESIGN showcase Casa Décor Celebrates Anniversary Milestone
Over the past 25 years Casa Décor has showcased latest decoration and design trends at 50 venues of impressive architectural and cultural significance, including embassies, schools, mansions and factories. This year, the exhibition returned to its origins in 1992, taking over a majestic residential building dating to 1900, in Madrid capital’s most exclusive and luxurious area: the Los Jerónimos suburb. Located at Antonio Maura 8, the building was classified as the most expensive, per square metre, in Madrid in 2015. A “nugget of gold”, in the words of the experts… The 25th anniversary edition of Casa Décor included speeches and round-table discussions involving leading figures in the world of interior decoration, as well as the presence of top brands and companies such as Villeroy & Boch and Gancedo. Designer Erico Navazo created a wellness project for Villeroy & Boch (pictured
above), transforming a bathroom into an intimate, comfortable and sophisticated oasis with an ocean theme. He used Artis washbasins made from TitanCream, bathroom fittings lacquered in black, rhombus-shaped ceramic wall cladding, and a free-standing Squaro Edge bath manufactured with exclusive Quaryl material. www.villeroy-boch.es Founded in 1945, textiles specialists Gancedo have been involved in and supported each edition of Casa Décor in Madrid, and most of the editions held in Barcelona. Earlier this year Gancedo presented a new brand, “happytex”, featuring modern, moderately priced fabrics that are easy to combine. For Gancedo, the trend-setting fabric in 2017 is velvet, showcased in their “Ethnic and Artic” collection – and on display at Manuel Espejo’s restaurant area at Casa Décor. www.casadecor.es / www.gancedo.com
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This year, Home & Lifestyle Magazine have joined up with Crazy Music Productions, who are holding four concerts over the summer at the Hotel Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa. Already we have been treated to a fantastic performance by Foreigner and, just recently, Crazy 80s with the likes of Billy Ocean, Heather Small from M People, Right Said Fred and Paul Maxwel; and now we have George Benson and Michael Bolton to look forward to.
We are giving away two front-of-stage gold tickets with a separate VIP entrance and pre-show drinks reception for George Benson (21 July) and Michael Bolton (10 August). Gold tickets are normally valued at €309 each, so this is a fantastic prize. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning two gold tickets to either George Benson or Michael Bolton is email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and state your full name and contact phone number with: a) Where you picked up your copy of Home & Lifestyle Magazine and b) Which concert out of the two you would be interested in going to. EASY! Closing date for entries: George Benson – 17 July; Michael Bolton – 3 August. The winner will be informed the day after the closing date. Disclaimer: A concert cancellation is not the responsibility of Home & Lifestyle Magazine (Media Fly SLU). No family members of people employed by Home & Lifestyle Magazine (Media Fly SLU) may apply. If the selected winner is unable, for whatever reason to attend, the tickets cannot be passed onto another party. Home & Lifestyle Magazine will offer the prize to another competition entrant.
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Marble and Light
LITHOS CREATES A LUMINOUS BACKDROP FOR SANLORENZO
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Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo sought out a diverse range of cutting-edge design options for its high-range SL86 yacht. The mega-yacht’s interior was designed by Marty Lowe in a version tailored to the US market, and was inspired by marble traditions from Carrara, where the shipyard is located. Lowe used large marble slabs to decorate the interiors and external lounge area, focusing on the lightness and luminosity of the spaces. Wide windows, an open staircase, light colours and carefully studied lighting were brought together to offer an ample, welcoming space which ensures guests’ maximum comfort. The designer’s keyword is “light”, which is why the Le Pietre Luminose collection by Lithos Design Primes was chosen to decorate the living space, creating a luminous “backstage” area behind the dining space, which becomes the focal point of the open space. The Le Pietre Luminose collection Rigel is one of eight models of back-lit modular three-dimensional stone coverings, “where light drives the design and the design directs the light into fascinating luminous and ornamental effects”. The collection was put together after thorough research into illumination techniques applied to the translucent properties of marble. “With Le Pietre Luminose, walls spring to life. Light enchants and enhances every facet of the design… and reveals every difference in the slope, in the thickness and in the cut of the stone, highlighting the multiplicity of the worked surfaces. Light penetrates and passes through the natural element, revealing its most sensual and intimate soul.” As a result, the marble is fully revealed and showcases the harmony of its inner layers. www.sanlorenzoyacht.com / www.martylowe.com / www.lithosdesign.com Photos: Jim Raycroft
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Travel & Getaways
“Fresh & Wild” Summer Launched AT ESTRELLA DEL MAR IN MARBELLA
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Vincci Hotels invited guests to a lavish opening party in June to mark the beginning of a new summer season at the Beach Club Estrella del Mar. The hotel club’s “Fresh & Wild” theme is inspired by the area’s water-based and natural attractions. It offers sun-blessed days on Marbella’s Golden Beach, with an infinity pool, Easy Sun hammocks (a comfortable and exclusive tanning service), “Wild Art” exhibitions and cocktails as the sun sets in the evening. Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar is a five-star establishment located eight kilometres east of Marbella’s town centre in the Elviria-Las Chapas area, a popular destination for holidaymakers and near one of the Costa del Sol’s finest beaches Built in a modern Mediterranean style with Arab influences, it comprises 137 rooms and suites, all imbued with Vincci Hotels’ trademark style and elegance. www.vinccihoteles.com
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Chic Designer Style FOR ROOM MATE GERARD IN BARCELONA
When interior decorator Jaime Beriestain was commissioned to design the Room Mate Gerard interior areas, he had a clear vision. He wanted to create a “masculine, comfortable and informal” hotel with a sense of “mischievousness and seduction”. He was keen to break traditional design rules and create a fun-filled, charismatic, urban and contemporary establishment aimed at a public seeking new experiences, and to that end he opted to use “rough materials”: concrete, terrazzo and wood. A sophisticated lighting system also helped him break the mould. Dimly lit spaces combined with subtly dark areas served to create a refined and cosy ambience, reinforced with a palette of Tinta black throughout the hotel. The 66-room Room Mate Gerard is located in the heart of Barcelona, next to Plaça Catalunya and the city’s historic Gothic quarter, home to the Palau de la Música (a symbol of modernism), ancient medieval buildings, countless restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine, and artisanal shops. www.room-matehotels.com
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Nobu Culinary Magic COMES TO MARBELLA... AT PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT & SPA
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TOP THAI RESTAURANT Centro Plaza 64, Av. Manolete 1 29660 Nueva Andalucía, Reservations: 951 319 778
Celebrated chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, who owns 35 restaurants around the world, has now opened his 36th in the prestigious Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa in Marbella. It has the honour of being the first Nobu restaurant in Spain, and joins the resort’s already huge and impressive portfolio of restaurants, including the Michelin two-star Dani García establishment. Nobu is renowned for fusing Japanese cuisine with Peruvian influences, and Nobu in Marbella offers such signature classics as Black Cod Miso, Tiradito and Yellowtail Jalapeño, while also including dishes that have intriguingly taken their inspiration from Marbella itself. Nobu is also famous for its innovative cocktails made by expert mixologists, who weave their magic on the terrace – further enhancing the vibrant ambience of the resort’s Plaza Village gastronomic hub. Interior designer Jean-Pierre Martel, together with Studio PCH, designed the restaurant to create a contemporary, natural feel and look with wooden floors, ceilings, walls, tables and chairs highlighted by the white accents of seat cushions, tableware and napkins. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, an open kitchen and soft lighting to provide a welcoming ambience. This is not the only Nobu project planned for Marbella. They are also in the throes of developing a new boutique hotel that will offer a select number of luxurious suites and a holistic approach for distinguished guests, as well as priority bookings for the Nobu restaurant, Natura Bisse amenities and a private swimming pool. If Nobu hotel guests prefer to dine privately in their room or by the private pool, there will also be a 24-hour room/pool service in which dishes from the restaurant are brought to them. As Trevor Horwell, chief executive of Nobu Hospitality, explains, “Nobu Hotel Marbella will drive an experience balancing fun and luxury to create an enthralling destination in keeping with the interests and needs of our global Nobu customer.” The Nobu dining room is open from 7pm to 1am every night, and the Nobu Lounge offers a bar menu from 7.30pm and serves cocktails accompanied by music from live DJs until 4am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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It’s All About Grapes By AJ Linn
Anyone going into the wine business over the last 20 years could be classified as either crazy or knowing something nobody else knew. With consumption dropping like a stone in practically all wine-producing countries, and regulation becoming stricter when it should be getting easier, can the profits from selling wine really be as tempting as that? French internal consumption, for example, dropped 20 per cent during the 1990s, making export markets a matter of life and death. Italy, Spain and Portugal are all in the same boat. Could this be put down to over-regulation? Any winemaker wishing to use Cabernet Sauvignon in the Rhone, or Riesling in the Loire, or Chardonnay in Bordeaux, would see their wines immediately declassified and only be permitted to be sold as “French table wine”. Mad of course, but those are the rules. Winemakers in one of the world’s newest production areas, Texas, do not enjoy the usual fairly relaxed controls typical of the USA. After Napa, Texas is the fastest-growing wine tourism destination in the US, and Texan wines get better every year. However, the legislators want to stick theirs oars in, and are planning to pass a law obliging growers to use 100 per cent Texas-sourced grapes. Currently the amount has to be 75 per cent, as in most states. One winery owner recently observed, “We should not reduce the ways winemakers have to make better wines.” As a guide to where the state’s wine industry could be heading, its premium boutique winery, William Chris Vineyards, produces a Mourvèdre that took a gold at the 2014 Concours International de Lyon in France. As has been pointed out in this column on previous occasions, over-regulation does little for wineries, and in Spain particularly the 70-odd quasi-governmental regulating bodies are little more than jobs for the boys. Most of them dictate to producers what grapes can be used, and in some areas they even insist on approving every new wine before it can be put on the market. These Consejo Reguladores are responsible for promoting their regions, but few do it in anything but an amateur and cost-ineffective manner. So it really does follow that making wine is not just a matter of leaning on the vineyard gate and watching the grapes grow. To have form is a must, and if that form is related to the administrative jungle of winemaking rules and regulations, so much the better. FINE PEDIGREE FOR CM MORO FLAGSHIP Carlos Mora, scion of a Rioja winemaking family going back for centuries, did not decide to go into the business until the beginning of the century. His professional career was outstanding, and in a short time after university he qualified as an agricultural engineer with a diploma in business administration, and doctorate in oenology and viticulture, as well as a diploma in economics and a master in communications
technology. For seven years he worked in the ministry of agriculture and he was later deputy secretary general in the Spanish federation of industries’ food and beverage section. Among many other official positions before starting his first winery, Carlos was a member of the Airbus intergovernmental committee. Most wine drinkers will instantly recognise the Matarromera brand, a Ribera del Duero label that has established itself among the top names in little more than a decade. It is logical that with Carlos’s background he was not going to be satisfied with just one bodega or even one region. He progressively acquired six other wineries, among them Valdelosfrailes in Valladolid, Rento, located in an old Jesuit convent, Emina Medina in Rueda, and Cyan in Toro. The creation of the Emina Wine Interpretation Centre in Valbuena de Duero led to the establishment of a wine museum and wine tourism complex that catapulted Emina to premier reference status in the region. In more recent years Moro founded Abrobiotec, a company dedicated to biotechnology applied to the food industry, and Esdor Cosmetics, engaged in the development and production of natural products. There is also Matarromera USA Inc. and Sinalcohol SL He is part of the Gastronomy Academy in Valladolid and the Wine Guild of the Ribera del Duero, and is a member of the Social Council of the University of Valladolid. In 2013 he was appointed vice president of the Wine Technology Platform, an association aimed at promoting and developing the wine sector, and also president of the Wine Route in Rueda. However, it his latest adventure into the Rioja region that has been the cherry on the cake for Carlos Moro. The flagship wine from his new San Vicente de la Sonsierra bodega, CM Moro 2015, has one of the best pedigrees of any wine, made by a great winemaker and businessman in Spain’s major region. Of limited production from a 20-hectare vineyard, it will continue to improve in the bottle for many years. Matarromera’s Ribera del Duero wines start with the excellent Club 2013 at around €18, and the Tinto Reservas 2010, 2012 and 2013 are around €30+. There is still some of the superb Tinto Gran Reserva 2010 left at a justifiable price of €72, and there are is a delicious barrel-fermented Verdejo 2015 at €25. The new CM Moro 2015 Rioja is good value at €17. www.bodegacarlosmoro.com
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
Detecting Sleep Problems AND THE BENEFITS OF FIBRE
Medical Minutes by John Schieszer
WEARABLE PATCH MAY HELP DETECT SLEEP APNEA New treatments for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea may soon make it much easier to combat this problem. Scientists have now come up with a disposable diagnostic patch that effectively detects obstructive sleep apnea across all severity levels. The device is called SomnaPatch and it weighs less than one ounce (28 grams) and records nasal pressure, blood oxygen saturation, pulse rate, respiratory effort, sleep time and body position. The team developing this product reports that the patch is highly accurate and could help those individuals who are unwilling or unable to go to a sleep lab to get diagnosed. “Our study provided clinical validation of a new wearable device for diagnosing sleep apnea,” said principal investigator Maria Merchant, PhD, CEO of Somnarus Incorporated in the United States. “It was most surprising to us how well this inexpensive miniature device performed in comparison with in-lab sleep studies.” Simultaneous polysomnography and patch recordings from 174 subjects were included in their analysis. An additional home usability study found that 38 out of 39 users were successful in activating the diagnostic patch and collecting at least four hours of sleep data while relying only on the instructions included with the device. “Most home sleep diagnostic devices are difficult for patients to use and are disruptive to patient’s sleep,” said Merchant. “Our study showed that this wearable home sleep monitor is very comfortable, easy to use and does not negatively affect sleep.” DIETARY FIBRE MAY PACK A HOST OF HIDDEN HEALTH BENEFITS Consumption of dietary fibre from breads/cereals and fruits may independently influence the likelihood of ageing successfully over 10 years, according to researchers
in Australia. It has been known for decades that a high-fibre diet provides important gastrointestinal benefits. Now, it appears it does much more than that. Scientists at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research explored the relationship between carbohydrate intake and healthy ageing in more than 1,600 adults aged 50 years and older. They found that out of all the factors they examined, which included a person’s total carbohydrate intake, total fibre intake, glycemic index, glycemic load and sugar intake, it was the fibre that made the biggest difference to what the researchers termed “successful ageing”. Successful ageing was defined as including an absence of disability, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment, respiratory symptoms and chronic diseases including cancer, coronary artery disease and stroke. Study investigator Bamini Gopinath, PhD, who is with The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, said these findings were very important and pointed to a simple way to improve quality of life in older adults. “Out of all the variables that we looked at, fibre intake, which is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest, had the strongest influence,” said Gopinath. “We found that those who had the highest intake of fibre or total fibre actually had an almost 80 per cent greater likelihood of living a long and healthy life over a 10year follow-up. That is, they were less likely to suffer from hypertension, diabetes, dementia, depression and functional disability.” This study backs up similar recent findings by the researchers that highlighted the importance of a healthful diet and healthy ageing. In a previously published study, Westmead Institute researchers found that adults who closely adhered to recommended national dietary guidelines reached old age with an absence of chronic diseases and disability, and had good functional and mental health status.
John Schieszer is an award-winning national journalist and radio and podcast broadcaster of The Medical Minute. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
Bio Hemp Days in Tarifa
Radiant Yoga Marbella CELEBRATES FOURTH ANNIVERSARY Devotees and newcomers alike were able to sample an innovative array of yoga styles during an open day at Radiant Yoga Marbella to celebrate the studio’s fourth anniversary. One hundred and fifty people attended the event, which also raised money (over €500) for the David Toms Support Fund – in aid of the Costa del Sol-based photographer who is recovering from a serious motorcycle accident. Located in the heart of Marbella, the studio has just undergone an elegant refurbishment, with a new area featuring Indian and Balinese furniture, Buddha figures and a contemporary chill-out zone and tea lounge. Owned and managed by multilingual yoga teachers (English, Spanish, Swedish, French, German and Russian are spoken), Radiant Yoga Marbella offers a programme of varied yoga classes at all levels. www.yoga-in-marbella.net
Canna Patio in Tarifa is highlighting latest trends for “farm to table eating” with a series of Bio Hemp Days throughout summer. The first was held in June, coinciding with the restaurant’s inauguration of an additional store selling hemp clothes and linens, a tattoo parlour, and a pharmacy “where people with ailments such as old injuries that ache, wounds that won’t heal, eczema or arthritis can buy creams, oils and ointments”. The other two days scheduled at the restaurant, which uses organic locally produced ingredients and infuses select dishes with hemp and CBD oil, are the last Thursdays of July, August and September. Paco Pozo, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and owner of the Canna Patio, suffered a surfing accident at 25 that snapped his L5 vertebrae and pushed his shoulder blade through his chest. He was in hospital for six months and, because of his aversion to pharmaceutical drugs, he began to experiment with CBD oils and creams to alleviate pain and aid his healing process. “This stuff is a miracle,” says Paco. “It alleviates pain and reduces inflammation. The CBD crystals boost the immune system. And best of all, it’s clean. Totally organic.” “Hemp is the future,” adds his partner Kevin, an ex-owner of Tarifa’s now defunct Bienstar Beach Bar. “Now that the world is shifting away from petroleum-based products, hemp is becoming popular again. In Tudor England it was used to make ropes for ships, clothing, baskets, all sorts. It’s versatile and durable. People are realising hemp is the way forward.”
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Art & Culture
Captivating Images FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has been named as the Sony World Photography Awards’ 2017 Photographer of the Year. Judges chair Zelda Cheatle said of Buyckx’s photographs (titled “Whiteout”), “I have chosen a series of landscapes so that we may return to the essence of looking at photography. Landscape is often overlooked but it is central to our existence. These are beautiful pictures made by a serious photographer, and they are to be enjoyed. I hope this award will inspire many more photographers to take pictures that do not simply encompass the terrible aspects of life in these troubled times but also capture some of the joys and loveliness in each and every environment.” Celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2017, this year’s Sony Awards received over 227,000 entries from 183 countries, competing in four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. Sixteen-year-old student Katelyn Wang from Los Angeles (California) received the Youth Photographer of the Year title (open to those aged 12-19); while Michelle Daiana Gentile (21, from the Escuela de Fotografía Motivarte) won the Student Photographer of the Year title with a series called “Only Hope”. The winners in the Professional categories were: Architecture: Dongni (China) Conceptual: Sabine Cattaneo (Switzerland) Contemporary Issues: Tasneem Alsultan (Saudi Arabia) Current Affairs & News: Alessio Romenzi (Italy) Daily Life: Sandra Hoyn (Germany) Landscape: Frederik Buyckx (Belgium) Natural World: Will Burrard-Lucas (United Kingdom) Portraiture: George Mayer (Russian Federation) Still Life: Henry Agudelo (Columbia) Sport: Yuan Peng (China) The 10 open category winners were: Architecture – Tim Cornbill (UK); Culture – Jianguo Gong (China); Enhanced – Lise Johansson (Denmark); Motion – Camilo Diaz (Colombia); Nature – Hiroshi Tanita (Japan); Portraits – Alexander Vinogradov (Russia); Still Life – Sergey Dibtsev (Russia); Street Photography – Constantinos Sofikitis (Greece); Travel – Ralph Gräf (Germany); Wildlife – Alessandra Meniconzi (Switzerland)
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CUTTING-EDGE INTERACTIVE BEDROOM SHOWROOM INAUGURATED BY UDESIGN Dedicated to the fine art of interior design, UDesign’s new 300 square metre bedroom showroom in San Pedro de Alcántara was officially opened in June. It offers a huge selection of bedroom items including stone-washed linens and high-grade cottons, 22 different styles of bedside tables and large sheets together with a number of major wallpaper brands and exclusive materials new to Spain. There are nine complete bedroom areas in the showroom (Ethnic, Natural, Glamorous, Cosmopolitan, Elegant, Colonial, Shabby Chic, Minimal and Contemporary) and also a “Testing Space” where clients can select from any style to create their own desired look. www.udesign.es. Photos by: Johnny Gates
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OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF REBRANDED ACOOLA’S STUNNING NEW SHOWROOM Leading European shade solutions provider TipTopShade has undergone a dramatic transformation, rebranding as Acoola to become “an ultra-cool one-stop-solution for innovative outdoor solutions”. The company has also relocated to a new showroom in San Pedro’s industrial estate, where clients can view an extensive and diverse range of outdoor decorations, furnishings, lighting/heating and shade solutions. Separate official inaugurations of the private showroom were held in May and June for the Dutch and English-speaking communities, respectively. www.acoola.eu
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CELEBRITY LAUNCH OF WALKING FOOTBALL IN MARBELLA Ex-professional footballer Adam Virgo helped to launch Walking Football in Marbella in June, when he played with Walking Football Spain at their regular Thursday morning game in Elviria. Walking Football is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with almost 1,000 clubs in the UK alone. It is mainly played by people over 40, although all ages are welcome. It has now been launched in Marbella by Adam Chandler at Walking Football Spain. Adam Virgo played for Brighton and Celtic and is now a football commentator on BT Sport, Channel 5 and TalkSport Radio. www.walkingfootballspain.com
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Official Interior Designers for Palo Alto Marbella Oozing luxury and class, Gunni & Trentino’s interiors are one step above the rest. Official interior designers for Palo Alto Marbella, Gunni & Trentino are providing the kitchens, bathrooms, interior and exterior floorings for all apartments and penthouses in the complex. They are described as “sleek, elegant and with extremely high-quality finishes… the kitchens are to die for, the bathrooms feature top range applications and the flooring feels simply heavenly”. To give clients the opportunity of experiencing this for themselves, Gunni & Trentino are opening a showroom in Marbella Real on the Golden Mile to feature a kitchen just like those they will install in Palo Alto, plus upgrade options. Furthermore, there will be high-end bathroom appliances on display and a range of flooring options to touch, feel and experience. Opening hours: 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday by appointment only. Palo Alto: Freephone (+34) 900 102 322 firstname.lastname@example.org
TODO EN ONE
Fulfilling Dreams of Worry-Free Travel
Todo En One (or “All in One” in Spanglish) was created to help people realise their dreams of worry-free travel in just the one spot. As the company explains it, “Whether you are thinking of your next travel destination, a luxury home or a perfect dinner date aboard a tailored decorated private jet to Paris, just think Todo En One. Our team of concierges will turn anything your heart desires into a reality. Todo En One is like having your best friend, a three-star Michelin chef and the world’s greatest seven-star hospitality planner all come together at once to plan your dream vacation.” Tel. (+34) 661 598 275 email@example.com Website: www.todoenone.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat: @todoenonegs
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SKYTTE & O’CONNOR
Stunning New Furniture and Art Studio in Benahavís
Danish-born international artist Tanja Skytte and artisan furniture crafts expert Gary O’Connor have established a new studio, Skytte & O’Connor, in Benahavís village, where they will be showing their latest works throughout the summer. The studio exhibits many of Tanja Skytte’s latest textured and abstract paintings. She has exhibited her works in New York, Cannes and Italy, and will also be displaying them locally at the Málaga Art Fair in July. Skytte & O’Connor furniture designs are a sharp contrast to modern design uniformity and manufacture pieces, being made only once and as limited edition designs. They offer a selection of designs and custom-made pieces to client’s specifications, and a choice of wood and finish. La Aldea, Local 3, Benahavís Tel. (+34) 638 059 939 / 603 648 908 Info@skytteoconnor.com www.skytteoconnor.com / www.tanjaskytte.com
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news MISS MIYAGI
Breathing Creations for the Home
It is not easy to describe the feeling when leaving the Miss Miyagi universe. As soon as people “return to normality”, they tend to miss the tiny, precious green living organisms: real micro-paradises, ensconced in their glass living spaces. Imagine then, a small Japanese garden, a mini English countryside setting or a micro tropical jungle evolving in complete independence in a hermetically sealed glass vase, and creating a micro-climate where water, soil, air and temperature find the perfect equilibrium to foster life.
Miss Miyagi biospheres are starting to gain increasing popularity in Spanish homes. They are available in an extensive range of sizes and models, and require very little maintenance. Unlike other plants, they only need two or three waterings a year and a light prune, depending on the species chosen. All the Miss Miyagi pieces are completely handmade. Sales outlet: Ibermaison, Golden Mile, Marbella Tel (+34) 686 474 745 / www.missmiyagi.com Facebook and Instagram: @mmbreathingcreations
Elegant Boutique Project in Puerto Banús
Spanish Bodegas Showcase Top Wine Selections in Málaga
ER Arquitectos and Omar Constructora completed a stunning project in Puerto Banús – collaborating with the prestigious Jacob Cohen textile brand – for clients they had worked with on a previous occasion. The project was the culmination of a correspondence initiative with Italian studio Area17 from Florence. This elegant shop was carried out with meticulous attention to the smallest detail, highlighted by finishes and lighting of the utmost quality. The shop was able to be inaugurated two weeks before its initial planned opening – and thus take advantage of the high season – thanks to excellent collaboration among those involved and efficient completion of the work by the building company. www.erarquitectos.com / www.omarsl.com (Photos: Mark Rood www.iblueskyphotography.com)
More than 100 Spanish and international bodegas presented 420 different wines at the second edition of the Salón SolWines trade fair in Málaga. This year, in addition to the whites and rosés exhibited at the fair in 2016, the event included a special new category for “peculiar” wines. One wine in this section attracting special attention was a Fondillón recuperated by MG Wines after 10 years (100 per cent Monastrell, or Mourvèdre) and distributed by Picking Málaga – with just 120 bottles available in Málaga. Held once again at the El Pórtico de Velázquez restaurant, the event was co-sponsored by the provincial government (Diputación) and Sabor a Málaga (Tastes of Málaga) promotional body. According to SolWines honorary president and leading local food and wine critic Enrique Bellver, “White and rosé wines are becoming the most thriving in the sector, gaining increasing popularity among the general public. The Costa del Sol, their third market in Spain, is the ideal place to hold an event dedicated exclusively to the promotion of this type of wine.” www.solwines.es / www.saboramalaga.es
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Dutch Celebrations at Puente Romano Resort The 14th edition of the Herring Party was held at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa in June. Members, partners and other invited guests enjoyed an evening full of entertainment and were pampered with 1,300 fresh herrings, eels, oysters and many other delights. This year, there were two winners of the Golden Herring, awarded to people who have done something remarkable for the Dutch community in Marbella: Joyce van Ombergen and Bert Riemslag. A special thank you to Wim Lamers from Arcos & Lamers Asociados and Eduard Megens from Megens Real Estate for inviting us to yet another spectacular and unforgettable event, organised by the Marbella Dutch Business Club. www.arcos-lamersasociados.com / www.megens.es www.marbelladutchbusinessclub.nl
ELITE ESTATES MARBELLA
Specialists in New Developments and Luxury Properties
STRATA INVESTMENT Aguilene Benicio worked in marketing and events for some of Marbella’s most prestigious venues when she decided to found Elite Estates Marbella in 2004. In addition to her “day job”, she had been helping people find property for sale and luxury villa rentals in Marbella and, without realising it, had entered the industry and built a network of contacts, so starting a real estate agency was a natural progression. As the name suggests, Elite Estates Marbella specialises in luxury properties in Marbella including the Sierra Blanca, Golden Mile, Puerto Banús and San Pedro Playa areas, and between them they speak English, Spanish and Russian. “Our experienced team of real estate agents can provide quality properties and investment opportunities which are often not available in the Marbella open market,” says Aguilene, “but with our extensive local knowledge, personal contacts and market experience we can help find exactly what you’re looking for. “We’ve built relationships with reputable and trustworthy construction companies, architects, mortgage brokers, banks and lawyers on the Costa del Sol so that we can help you if you decide to reform, update, extend or buy a plot of land to build your own bespoke property in Marbella.” If you want to sell a property, Elite Estates has an extensive database of keen and high-profile buyers that are looking for luxury real estate in Marbella. They also provide a wide range of high-quality real estate rentals in Marbella and the surrounding areas, including luxury villas, penthouses, golf and beachfront properties. Tel. (+34) 952 859 309 / email@example.com www.eliteestatesmarbella.com
Expert Services for Costa Property Developers Real estate development is a complex, multi-faceted business process, encompassing activities that range from the purchase of land to the sale of the finished property to others. Strata is a company ideally positioned to coordinate all these activities, offering specialised services to property developers who want to build either for investment or private purposes on the Costa del Sol. “Building in Spain can be a challenge,” notes Strata, “especially when you are not familiar with the local laws and regulations, culture, language, etc. We are ready to help you eliminate these barriers. We offer you all the services that form the complete chain of a turnkey project, or just the selection that you decide on.” Their services include: initial advice, feasibility studies, financial assessment, land acquisition, architectural design, cost analyses, contracting, construction, project management, marketing and sales. Avda. Ricardo Soriano 70, Marbella Tel. (+34) 951 551 122 firstname.lastname@example.org / www.stratainvestment.com
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Payment of IBI REAL ESTATE TAX IN SPAIN Article supplied by Welex Do you want to sell or purchase a property in Spain? If so, who needs to pay the Spanish IBI real estate tax that same year? This matter is regulated in the Law for Local Tax Offices, which establishes that, for the purposes of this tax in Spain, rural and urban properties shall be considered to be in accordance with the definition that is given in the Property Cadastre or Land Registry regulations. If the same property is located in different municipalities, it is understood that it belongs to each one of those municipalities – with the corresponding size of the surface it occupies being taken into account. Whenever there is a transfer or conveyance of a property in Spain that entails changing ownership, the Spanish property remains subject to the payment of the total sum of the tax, under a subsidiary liability regime, in the terms set out in the Spanish General Tax Law. When selling a property, the IBI (or Spanish real estate tax) must be paid by whoever was the owner on 1 January that same year in which the conveyance took place. The purchaser will pay the year after that. At the time of signing the public purchase deed in Spain, the authorising notary public will request information on any possible outstanding Spanish real estate tax debt corresponding to the property that is being sold. They will provide advice about the period in which the interested party is obliged to pay the tax, as well as the liabilities that the party could incur if they do not pay.
If you’ve just upped sticks, sold your home and moved to Spain, you are in good company. According to Regency for Expats, “You’ll be joining the ranks of millions of globally mobile people who have chosen to expand their horizons and are now enjoying the thrills and spills of life overseas.” The latest Office for National Statistics report (2015) put the number of people born in the UK and currently living in other EU countries at 1.2 million, of which an estimated 300,000 have set up home in Spain. “There are also millions of likeminded individuals from the remaining 27 EU nations who have ventured overseas, with a large proportion also dropping anchor in Spain.” Senior underwriter at Regency for Expats, Jonathan Wright, passes on some tops tips provided by customers that can help you get the best out of your expat experience in Spain.
The Spanish Supreme Court set out in a June 2016 court ruling that, unless otherwise agreed, the seller who is paying the Spanish real estate tax may pass on the portion from the date of the sale to the purchaser, whether the property being sold is a plot, a house or premises. Welex Lawyers & Accountants Avda. Ricardo Soriano 12, Edif. Marqués de Salamanca 1º-3, Marbella · Tel. (+34) 952 775 521 · email@example.com · www.welex.es
• EMBRACE MAÑANA For the sake of your own sanity you must learn to accept and embrace “mañana”. There is no such thing as “quickly” popping in to the bank or the town hall or visiting the doctor (see solution below) – everything takes time. This applies doubly in August – nothing will get done! If you can mentally prepare yourself for a seemingly unnecessarily complicated and long-winded process your happiness rating will increase instantly. • LOSE YOUR RESERVE… ADMIT YOU’RE HAPPY The next step is to forget your natural reserve or stiff upper lip. You live in Spain now so just admit that you’re having a ball. Ninety-two per cent of expats polled by InterNations.org claimed to be happy with their new life in Spain, which is incredible when compared to the global average of just 15 per cent. • JUMP THE QUEUE TO SEE A DOCTOR The Spanish health care system is one of the best in world but you still have to wait for appointments and treatment. Yet, private medical insurance is the norm amongst expats looking for speedy treatment by doctors who speak their language. There is also the pesky problem of Brexit: no one knows how this will pan out for Brits living in the EU. Regency for Expats’ international health insurance covers everything from cancer treatment to hostage negotiation and mugging. • LOOK AFTER YOUR FINANCES – LIFE INSURANCE No one wants to think about it but… the death benefit from a life insurance policy can ensure your family is financially secure after your death. Twenty-four-hour practical assistance relieves them from making uncomfortable decisions and managing your interment or repatriating your body. Unlike other life insurance, Regency’s cover includes geographical extension, so your policy will be valid even if you die in another country. • LEARN THE LINGO The more you can say in Spanish the further you can go and the better you can integrate. Even faltering Spanish is appreciated by your Spanish hosts, although they might answer in English. Persevere and it will open up a completely new and exciting world. We could go on, but you should be outside enjoying your Costa del Sol lifestyle… not reading about it. www.regencyforexpats.com
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