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March Ado

About Everything 2016 begun gloriously here at Society HQ and we are easing ourselves into Spring with an unprecedented enthusiasm as we welcome new clients, contributors and cunning ideas to keep you entertained, informed and interested as we compile what’s hot and what’s what – in fashion, music, entertainment, beauty, cars and…Marbella! From where to go and what to do to what to wear and how to keep in shape, we’ve got some fabulous new features for you, combining food, fashion and fitness!

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Of course, when it comes to music voices don’t get much bigger than that of our cover star Adele who, despite her international superstar status, still feels like our girl next-door, albeit a diva-like ‘girlnext-door’. Her latest album ‘25’ is already topping charts worldwide and 2016 will see her embarking on a phenomenal world super-tour.


We’re joined by another glamorous personality who is trading her celebrity footballer’s wife status for girl-next-door simplicity. Kimberley Mills, fiancée of ex-premiership footballer, David Bentley brings us her new Healthstyle column in which she offers her top tips on keeping fit and fashionable in Marbella and how to get the most out of our city.


Fashion is relaxed and boho this season and we have two gorgeous shoots; one from Elle Morgan and the other SiskoAkt. Both fashionistas offer beautifully breezy, beach-friendly collections, which are perfect for blustery beach walks this spring.


Health and wellbeing is still of great importance to us this month and whilst Bettina Campolucci Bordi gives us the lowdown on gluten – Margaret Buchannan shows us how we can do yoga on the lowdown! (in bed, to be precise!) The girls in the office have all been yogaing and training with relentless determination, but I must say that even I was surprised when our own larger than life Commercial Director, Avi Hassidoff, took on Dorian Yates’ challenge to get him into shape. I await the results of this trial with great anticipation!

ACCOUNTS Amanda Petit CONTRIBUTORS Andrea and Dominique Forsstrom, Amy-Rose McDowell, Bettina Campolucci-Bordi, Paul MacFarlane, Dr. Ian Kuah, Elle Morgan, India

We’ve reviewed two very different and contrasting restaurants this month; the first is the relaxed, sporty and fairly funky Urban Bistro in San Pedro and the second is the astoundingly beautiful, Andalusian, gourmet eatery La Parrilla on the Golden Mile.

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Of course we’ve been attending all the hippest parties in town and we’ve rounded up the coolest events in our Who’s In and Who’s Out section and we’ve all the regular news and reviews to put a smile on your face and a swing in your step!

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DY Nutrition

Don’t miss out on the unique and healthy offers at DY Gym’s restaurant! And we also catch up with Society’s very own Avi Hassidoff as he begins his super fantastic fitness journey.


Inside India

FOC Design brings you some Indian inspiration for home.

Adoring Adele

Read all the reasons why we just LOVE our cover superstar Adele!

Read All About It

We have a thrilling trio for you this month



Lost In The Andes


Glamour sisters, Sisko Akt head to Chile for a gorgeous shoot in the mountains

120 To Gluten or Not? If this is the question on your mind then Bettina Campolucci Bordi has the answer! Along with another tasty treat for you to try at home.


Utterly Urban


Wallem Bros

Our favourite DJs have picked out some of their hottest tracks for you to shimmy your way into Spring!


We take a trip down to San Pedro for a marvellous munch at Urban Bistro.

New Zealand Zeal

Life’s a Beach brings you beautiful beaches and fresh fashion.


Wine and dine with D-wine’s tasty duo from down under.

who’s in who’s out Marbella Healthstyle

Introducing our new columnist Kimberly Mills Bentley, sharing all things fit, fun and fantastic to do with the kids, as well as on your nights off on the Costa del Sol.

Namast’ay In Bed


Helping us through these cold mornings is resident yogi Margaret Buchanon, teaching us some energising stretches and positions that can be done from the comfort of your warm, snuggly bed.

As usual, SOCIETY attended the hottest parties and events on the coast. Were you there?

Sun Seeker


Our motoring correspondent, Ian Kuah has been taking advantage of this gorgeous weather in the Mini Cooper S Convertible.


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Celebrity Spotlight

Hello it’s me By Natalie Rose Kern


here’s nothing quite like listening to a song that you don’t know by someone you’ve never met who somehow manages to describe how you felt at a particular moment in your life. This next artist is able to do that time after time. It’s for that reason that she’s currently number one in an astonishing seventeen countries. If you’ve ever had a broken heart, you’re about to remember it now!

It was The Brit Awards 2011. Take That had just left the stage following a decidedly average performance and as the award show’s presenter, James Corden delivered this rousing introduction, we all knew who was coming next. Adele Fever had hit. BIG TIME. Although her first album, 19, (the age she was when she began making it) had been received to critical acclaim and had achieved commercial success that saw her rocketing to


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international superstardom, her second album, 21, was taking the world by storm. The sassy North London girl’s much anticipated follow-up album had exploded, unleashing the singles, Rolling in the Deep and Someone like You on an enraptured public, and 2012 saw Adele taking over radio airplay, sweeping up awards at every music show on the planet…and pretty much soundtracking that year. She picked up six Grammy awards and had truly reached stratospheric heights when she delivered an unforgettable concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Adele was everywhere and it seemed that the bubble would never burst, but the girl-next-door diva had enjoyed her spell in the limelight and wanted a little time out. In a 2012 interview with Vogue, she was asked what she planned to do next, “I don’t know what I’ll do,” she answered. “Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.” And she pretty much did just that. She bowed out of the public eye and settled into quiet family life with remarkable ease and without fuss or fanfare, so much so that over the past few years, we almost forgot what a phenomenal presence and spellbinding megastar she is…Until now! Released at the end of last year, 25, is a collection of emotional, often plaintive songs looking at the ins and outs of relationships with great soul and depth. The album is proving to be an international sales juggernaut, reaching No. 1 on iTunes in 110 countries. In the U.S., 25 sold 3.38 million copies in seven days, beating the ‘N Sync record of 2.42 million album copies sold in a week. Among other feats, 25 is also the fastest album to reach a million copies sold in the U.K., doing so in 10 days. Hello, the first single released from the album, has now become a quotidian fixture in my life and I am reminded of her daily as my partner and I greet each other on the phone, beginning each call to each other with the opening lines of the song. “Hello…it’s me…I was wondering… Ok enough already!” The music video begins with Adele arriving at an abandoned house and trying desperately to get signal, “Hello?” she calls out, “Hello?” before delivering her opening lines and launching into a soulful power ballad that is now so engrained in all of our ears and minds that no one can answer the phone with a ‘Hello?’ without her voice being drawn into mind. She’s definitely back and as good as ever. More than 1.1 million people bought the song as a download in its first week in the United States alone, and tens of millions streamed the audio and watched the video clip.

The big come back Last month’s Grammy Awards marked the biggest appearance for the singer in four years. Despite having broken all sales records and becoming the bestselling album of 2015, with worldwide sales of some 15 million, its late release in the year made it ineligible for Grammy consideration. But that didn’t prevent the show from asking her to perform. After four years out of the public eye, some might ease themselves back into live performances gently – but not Adele. She took to the stage for the prestigious awards, the biggest night of the year in the music industry…and it was a nightmare!

The nightmare “I was so embarrassed,” she told U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in an interview following her performance. “I cried pretty much all day yesterday, I don’t feel like it could go that much worse than the Grammys, though.” Accompanied by just a piano on stage, she sang her new single All I Ask but the performance was marred by technical issues. A microphone fell onto the piano’s strings, and she delivered an uncharacteristically shaky performance, hitting sharp and flat notes. She knew immediately that it was not going well and now concedes that she should have stopped and ask to start again. “Next time I have any sound issues, I am gonna stop. I’ll be like, sorry that’s not working for me. If we have time to do it again, let’s do it; otherwise, bye!,” she told Ellen. And this is what we love about Adele. She’s still learning. She’s still growing. She’s so young and yet she has already rocked the world with her voice, her lyrics, her honesty.

Her honesty. That’s what we really love. That exposed, raw vulnerability that she expresses so beautifully - how she is able to precisely convey sadness, jealousy, bitterness, and triumph with a truth that is so exquisitely human. When she talks, she’s got a superb North London swang and she laughs. Loudly; a hearty, jovial laugh that lights her eyes up as she jokes in a coarse and uproarious fashion. Whether she’s hitting every note on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall or conducting an emotional private interview, there’s a sincerity in her words and face that demands to be met.

London girl Born in North London, England, on May 5, 1988, Adele developed a passion for music at a young age but her transformative moment came when she was 15 and she happened upon a collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald records at a local shop. “There was no musical heritage in our family,” Adele told The Telegraph in a 2008 interview. “Chart music was all I ever knew. So when I listened to the Ettas and the Ellas, it sounds so cheesy, but it was like an awakening. I was like, ‘oh, right, some people have proper longevity and are legends”. I was so inspired that as a 15-year-old I was listening to music that had been made in the ‘40s.” While clearly bright, Adele wasn’t oriented towards traditional classroom settings. Instead, her mother enrolled her in the BRIT School for Performing Arts. While at school, Adele cut a threetrack demo for a class project that was posted on her MySpace page. When executives at XL Recordings heard the tracks, they contacted the singer and, in November 2006, just four months after Adele had graduated school, she signed her first record deal.

Her honesty. That’s what we really love. That exposed, raw vulnerability that she expresses so beautifully - how she is able to precisely convey sadness, jealousy, bitterness, and triumph with a truth that is so exquisitely human.


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Commercial success Her Commercial Success came quickly. Released in 2008, 19 rocketed Adele to fame, resonating with American audiences, much as it had with British music listeners. She cemented her commercial success with an appearance in October 2008 on Saturday Night Live. At the taping of the show, the album was ranked No. 40 on iTunes. Less than 24 hours later, it was No. 1. At the 2009 Grammy awards, Adele took home Best New Artist. In addition, the album earned the singer the distinction of being named the “Sound of 2008” by the BBC. That same year, she earned the Critics’ Choice prize at the BRIT Awards. Released in 2011, her following album, 21 went on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide. “This record is inspired by something that is really normal and everyone’s been through it—just a rubbish relationship,” she said at the ceremony Grammy’s ceremony the following year.


In 2013, Adele won her seventh Grammy (Best Pop Solo Performance) for her hit single “Set Fire to the Rain.” That same year, the singer won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for “Skyfall,” the

“I was so inspired that as a 15-yearold I was listening to music that had been made in the ‘40s.” theme song for the 2013 James Bond film of the same name. Adele made her first efforts to write new songs in 2013. Initially, she said, “I didn’t

think I had it in me to write another record. I didn’t know if I should. Because of how successful ‘21’ was, I thought, ‘Maybe everyone’s happy with that being the last thing from me. Maybe I should bow out on a high.’” Two chart-topping albums, a vast array of awards, international superstardom, 8 Grammys and a Golden Globe… Yes, she could well have retired happy but the music kept coming and she describes it: “My last record was a break-up record, and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make-up record. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. 25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing it. And I’m sorry it took so long but, you know, life happened.” So, her ‘big come back’ was one of the worst performances of her life, but she is not deterred.

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This March she embarks upon an immense world tour, beginning in Belfast and ending in November in Mexico City. Did we doubt her? Not for a moment. She took her dress rehearsal at the Grammy’s and is already wiser and better prepared for this next adventure.

Although she’s a household name around the world, our Adele is still learning and we’re rooting for her every step of the way. She’s only 27 years old and the coming year will see her taking on her most ambitious tour yet.

She’s made us laugh and she’s made us cry (and boy, has she made us cry) and there’s no chance she’s stopping now! It’s another chapter for Adele! She’s just getting started!

Adele scooped up all six Grammys that she was nominated for at the award ceremony in 2012 including song of the year for Rolling In the Deep, which she performed to a standing ovation. She also received Grammys for Best Pop Solo Performance for Someone Like You, Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for 21, and Record of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video for Rolling In the Deep.

Did we doubt her? Not for a moment. She took her dress rehearsal at the Grammy’s and is already wiser and better prepared for this next adventure. 23

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This month we bring you a thrilling trio of adventure, mystery and suspense available at Bookworld to spice up your March and bring a little intrigue and excitement to your lives.


The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy #1) by Joe Hart

Dead Man’s Legacy (The second Petra Minx thriller) by local author, Marion Leigh Sergeant Petra Minx of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is ecstatic when her quirky boss, A.K., orders her to catch the next plane to Nassau to meet the legendary Betty Graceby, a retired Canadian singer and ex-Vegas dancer whose fortune has tripled since the death of her husband, Joe LePinto.

Leigh studied languages at Oxford University and worked as a volunteer in Indonesia, which then led to her successful career as a financial and legal translator in Canada. Now living and working in Marbella, Marion shares her love for the beautiful Costa del Sol and expresses it in a way which I’m sure we can all relate to:

The complaints Betty has been filing against her rowdy and to sit and think unpleasant grandson Ken have “Where better ve on the en finally caught the attention of the than a quiet claEurope with of southern edge ening to the authorities. As the action moves list views of Africa, from the Bahamas to Las Vegas lls, absorbing and the bird ca ht?” a se and on to the Great Lakes of lig e th d an the warmth North America, Petra develops a deep affection for Betty and : her simple fact-finding mission GENRE tional becomes much more personal. Interna ture Adven She uncovers a viper’s nest of Thriller hatred, greed, treachery and lust and comes to understand that LePinto’s influence is as pervasive in death as it was in life. The dead man’s legacy is a weighty one. About the author Before publishing her first book, The Politician’s Daughters, in 2011, Birmingham-born Marion

Joe Hart brings you the fascinating story of a mysterious worldwide epidemic which reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical scientists and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation has grown up with a population of fewer than a thousand woman. Captivity is the only life Zoey has ever know, but she is Zoey and some of the determined to leave before surviving young woman she is subjected to the next are housed in a scientific round of tests, which no other research compound, woman has yet to return from. tested on by scientists However, escaping her heavily dedicated to determine armed prisoners has shown to the cause. For two be no easy task and even if decades she has been she is successful, Zoey has no a test subject, locked idea what she will encounter away and isolated from on the other side… Winning her her family, told to believe freedom will take brutality she that the virus has wiped never imagined she possessed out the rest of the world’s but Zoey is ready for war. population…

The Obsession, by Nora Roberts “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” Author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Liar, Nora Roberts tells the tale of Naomi Bowes, a woman who lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods… In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous, but no matter how close she gets to happiness, she cannot outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.


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Now living under the name Naomi Carson, a successful photographer, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she has ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the new friends she has made in the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up, one man in particular, Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel herself becoming weak and although she has secretly craved everything her new life has to offer, the sins of her father become an obsession and, as she has learned time and time again, her past is never more than a nightmare away

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Moderat - Reminder (Electronic) Moderat are back with an awesome single from their upcoming album. This is a great track to cruise in the car to.

The 1975 - The Sound (80s Pop) The band has gone from black and white darker songs to a more pink and happy 80s vibe. Some people won’t like it and some people will. It’s good pop music.

Destructo - 4 Real (Deep House/ Hip Hop) Lovely deep sounds with a bit of rap. Nice combination of two genres.

Netsky, Digital Farm Animals Work it Out (Drum n’ bass) Great upbeat song about making a relationship work even if it might fail. Netsky always brings the goods when it comes to drum ‘n bass.

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Majid Jordan - Something About You (RNB) The man behind Drake’s huge hit ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home” is on fire lately. We recommend checking out his music but this specific track stands out the most for us.

marbellahealthstyle Kimberley Mills Bentley Fitness · Body · Lifestyle · Health · Soul · Style · Mind & the true beauty of Marbella Welcome to my new column, here I will be trying to find new ways to keep fit, stay healthy and have fun in the place I now call home. I will be featuring everything from health, lifestyle, new fitness trends and an insight to my new life here on the coast.

I am a mummy to three very energetic kids, Devon Bow, 6, and twins Dylan and Dolton, 2, and partner of 16 years to ex-footballer David Bentley. We moved to Marbella two years ago to try and build a healthier lifestyle than the one we had back in the UK. The twins were only 4 weeks old when we moved over and, like most new mums,

I had zero energy and found myself getting tired and lethargic really easily. After a few months, I decided I had to make some lifestyle changes as I was frustrated at feeling so ill all the time. I have never been one to slog it out in the gym but I needed some motivation so I



Forget the stereotype! This place is one of the most beautiful, vibrant, exciting, fun, cultured ( yes, cultured! ) places in the world! The Spanish way of life is so admirable to me. On a Sunday you will see cafés, restaurants, parks and beaches filled with families from all generations just enjoying each other’s company. The Spanish fiestas are so eye-opening to how “family” and “celebration of life“ plays such a huge role to them. Marbella is full of wonderful places to go and things to do. It’s not just a millionaires playground if you look beyond the glitz and the glam there is a true, authentic, real world that I am blessed to call home! Please just don’t call it “Marbs!”




I’ve noticed quite a few organic health stores popping up around here. One of my favourite things to buy from my local organic store is coconut oil. It has so many health benefits, which include aiding weight loss, helping fight heart disease and it’s great for your skin. I love to mix mine with coffee and sea salt and use it before I shower, leaving my skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated! Give it a go!

Golf i ng Around

I have been bitten by the golfing bug! I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on the driving range recently honing my swing! I’m about to have my first golf lesson next week coached by a world famous golfer, now residing in Marbella! Stay posted to find out who it is!


decided to get out and about and find new ways to get fit and healthy and really start enjoying life! I was so surprised at just how much is out there to do and enjoy along this beautiful coastline. I will be showing you some of my favourite ways to keep fit, have fun with the kids, places I love to go and an insight into why I truly love living here.

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Like they say, no one ever wrote a song about a small butt! It seems everyone nowadays is wanting to get a big toned butt! This No P is one area I have always a in, struggled with, so this No G a in! month I have really been focusing on doing exercises to help in this area. I have been using resistance bands everywhere; at home, on the beach, in the garden! They are cheap as chips to buy and can be picked up at most sport shops. You tie the band in a loop, place it around your ankles and do small side steps. Repeat this 10-15 times, then do the same step but raising your leg back and repeat this 10-15 times. Lastly, I do jumping squats. Jump into a squat and back up again 10-15 times. Repeat this routine 3 times and you will definitely start to feel the burn!

Tip: To step up the workout add some ankle weights.



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Kids Play

One fun way I like to get out and about in the sunshine is to grab my skates, head down to San Pedro beach and have a skate along the new promenade. My daughter loves it and it’s a really fun way to keep fit together!

So the weather has been a little unpredictable recently and with three kids at home, my house and my mind can go a little crazy. I find the best thing to do is get them out and about and Costa Jump is the perfect place to take them. It is an indoor trampoline park where they can go wild and have fun! I even end up joining in and after jumping around for an hour with my daughter I feel like I’ve done a full workout!


Healthy Recipe

I’m really starting to try and make some healthier food choices as I suffer from IBS. This is one of my favourite snacks: sweet potato skins filled with onion, chives and ham. It tastes fab and cuts out all those extra calories you would get from using a regular white potato… one to try at home!


La Heredia

We live in a beautiful little village called La Heredia and I am totally in love with it! We were lucky enough to find our home almost immediately. It was only the third house we looked at and we knew instantly that it was exactly where we wanted to be. It’s only five minutes away from San Pedro and is a beautiful little place, with colourful townhouses, a gorgeous little square with a butchers, Dutch café and a traditional Spanish restaurant, perfect for a Sunday roast with the family!

Mummy’s night off Like every parent, sometimes you just need a night out with your mates to let your hair down and have some fun. My partner has been involved in La Sala from the start and it’s still one of my favourite places to go, to start (and finish) the night. They have fab food, great staff, live music and the atmosphere is always buzzing.



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Finding Balance In Your Life

Some days you want to go to the gym and eat a healthy meal and other days you might want to relax in the sun, eat a pizza, put on your dancing shoes and have a cocktail! It’s all about balance. Find ways to make you happy on the inside and it will start to show on the outside! Life is for living! Follow @marbellahealthstyle instagram for daily updates & tips


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COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY Using the latest machine from the Bowel Cancer Research Centre America: The Dotolo The Dotolo uses a slight pressure bar to cleanse the whole colon for the purpose of cleansing the body of toxins, parasites, unfriendly bacteria and worms, mucous, gas.. etc.



Floatation Therapy is a luxurious way to soothe and heal the body from the constant stress of life’s daily pressure. It will help you with: Stress relief, muscular pain, depression, chronic pain, high blood pressure, migraine, anxiety, insomnia..etc

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URINARY INCONTINENCE Urinary incontinence is defined as any involuntary loss of urine that causes a social or hygiene problem. It occurs in healthy people as well as in association with other diseases and has many causes. It is fairly common and it is calculated that between 30-40% of middle aged women have some type of incontinence and this percentage increases with age. The majority of people, encouraged through the media and advertising, use pads as a method of controlling their incontinence. However, this has a high cost both economically and ecologically due to the massive use of cellulose. It is very important to differentiate between the types of incontinence and to make an accurate diagnosis as the treatments are very different. Dr. JosĂŠ Manuel FernĂĄndez Montero Head of Urology Unit HC Marbella Hospital International

The types are defined as follows:





.Stress incontinence (SI): this is the involuntary loss of urine associated with physical effort that causes an increase in abdominal pressure (such as coughing, laughing, running or walking). .Urge incontinence (Overactive Bladder): occurs when the bladder muscle starts to contract and expel urine ahead of time, even if the bladder is still not full. These contractions can cause a sudden, intense desire to pass urine, causing the involuntary loss of urine. The main symptoms of this are: the need to urinate frequently and the need to pass urine during the night. This type of incontinence is also very frequent in patients with prostate symptoms.

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.Mixed urinary incontinence: it is calculated that 30% of women with incontinence suffer from both types previously mentioned.

.Continuous Incontinence: the involuntary and continuous leakage of urine. This can be due to a vesico-vaginal fistula (a tract between the bladder and the vagina) that usually appears after gynaecological surgery, such as a hysterectomy.


.Other types of incontinence: there are other types of incontinence but they are not the focus of this article.



Instead we will be focusing on the two most frequent types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence and urge incontinence and concentrating principally on treatment that aims to improve the patient’s quality of life. Treatment should always be tailored to the individual. Whilst using one or two pads a day does not create a problem for some people, for others even a few drops (for example when exercising at the gym) can be a traumatic event.


Perform these exercises in a quiet, private place to help your concentration. If you perform the exercises whist sitting, the seat must be solid and the soles of your feet must be planted firmly on the floor, keeping your knees turned outwards slightly.

With respect to Urinary Stress Incontinence, the emphasis is on prevention through the strengthening of the pelvic muscles. Kegel exercises (please see the attached table) and the use of Chinese balls (found in pharmacies) are highly recommended for avoiding future stress incontinence. Kegel exercises and the use of Chinese balls can also reverse incontinence in patients whose incontinence is still mild.

When we talk about incontinence following moderate or minimum effort (coughing, laughing, walking, lifting something heavy) that requires the use of protective measures such as pads, then the definitive treatment is surgical. It is a simple operation, through which a sling is positioned under the urethra, and this serves as anchorage for all the muscles of the pelvic floor. It is performed under epidural anaesthetic and the patient is in hospital for less than 24 hours. They also achieve dryness immediately. By contrast, treatment for incontinence due to a hyperactive bladder is very different to that for stress incontinence and there are different levels of treatment for this condition.



. Micturition Diary: a record detailing your dietary routine, the amount and times of fluids taken, the time and quantity of normal daily micturition.


. Pharmacological treatment: new drugs are available which have been demonstrated to be highly effective, with fewer side effects and which can be administered both orally and through skin patches. There is a group of patients who do not respond to these drugs, and for

these people we can offer intravesical Botox injections (these are given on an outpatient basis, with or without sedation, via cystoscopy in about 15 minutes) or percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation. In summary, it is obvious that correctly diagnosing the type of incontinence is critical in formulating the appropriate, personal treatment plan for the patient, and therefore improving the patient’s quality of life.


. Bladder re-education: there is no correct or incorrect frequency, you need to establish your own timetable. If you need to pass urine before the desired time, try to wait, even though it might only be for a short time.


. Dietary changes

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Local yogi and spiritual guru, Margaret Buchanan, joins us once again this month with some energising and beneficial yoga practices to help you out of bed in the morning! Do you long to be one of those people who practice yoga every morning, setting the tone for a healthy, active yet serene day, but you keep finding yourself reaching over and hitting the snooze button instead of jumping out of bed and onto your yoga mat? I must admit, as much as I love yoga, I love my bed in the mornings even more.

IN BED So here is a compromise that works for me. Sometimes staying in bed feels like the nicest thing in the world, especially on mornings when you just can’t face leaving the snugness of your duvet… So why not start your day with a little Duvet Yoga!

* Pranayama

lying down, bend your knees and move your heels towards your pelvis. Press the soles of your feet together and let your knees relax open to the sides.

1. Box Breathing

Using the image of a square, with four equal sides, you breathe according to the following:

Benefits: Promotes proper energy flow in your pelvic area. Stimulates your abdominal organs and sexual organs Helps relieve stress and depression. Helps with PMS and symptoms associated with menopause.

Inhale to a count of four. Pause to a count of four. Exhale to a count of four. Pause to a count of four. Repeat five times.

2. Energising Three Step Inhalation

This amazingly relaxing and yet energising Pranayama is a perfect start to the morning, helping you exhale the old, stale air and inhale more prana, or energy, for the day: Inhale to your belly. Pause slightly. Inhale further to your chest. Pause slightly. Inhale all the way up to your collarbones, filling the lungs up entirely. Pause for a moment. Exhale slowly, like a plunger, feeling all the stale air leave your body, leaving room for fresh, energising air. Repeat five times.

* Asana

1. Full-Body Stretch

This is the typical morning stretch that you probably do naturally when you wake up. Bring your arms overhead reaching from fingertips to pointed toes. Elongate


It’s so tantalisingly simple that it’s easy to overlook...that’s right, do your morning yoga routine. In. Bed. Here is my morning yoga routine There are two types of yoga: Asana (poses) and Pranayama (breathing practice):

3. Wind Removing Pose

and engage the entire body with a slight forward tilt in the pelvis and an arch in the lower back. Benefits: Activates the muscles in your body. Makes room for vital organs. Increases overall oxygen intake from expansion of ribcage.

2. Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Goddess Pose)

This pose is great for stretching your inner thighs and groin muscles. It helps to put pillows under your knees for support. While

Get your digestion going in the morning with this posture. Raise your right knee to your chest (avoiding the ribcage). Clasp your fingers around your right knee and gently pull in to your right shoulder. Repeat on the left side. Then, bring both knees to the chest and give yourself a big morning hug. Benefits: Improves hip flexibility. Activates the abdomen, thighs, and hips. Prevents flatulence. Strengthens the biceps, triceps, and muscles of the forearm. Massages the ascending, descending, and transverse colon. There are so many others positions that can be practised in the morning while in the comfort and warmth of your bed.


By the time you have spent 15 or 20 minutes breathing and stretching you will feel more energised and alert, happier and calmer. You never know, you may even find you make it to your yoga mat afterwards as well. My other favourite place to practice yoga is the Beach What better place to breathe and move, meditate and stretch. Get in touch with nature and enjoy the beauty of this wonderful part of the world where we are lucky enough to live. There are many advantages to practising yoga on the beach. Being out in nature is a wonderful way to be happy in the present moment - something many of us struggle with. Feeling the soft breeze and warm sunshine on our skin, smelling the salty sea air and feeling the soft sand under our feet are sensations that are pleasant and conducive to pleasure, relaxation and serenity. On the beach you don’t need to imagine them, they are right there in front of you, making meditation easy and joyful. Balancing postures are more challenging on the sand, which brings a whole new dimension to your practice, whether you are a seasoned yoga practitioner or a complete beginner. The sand is a soft moveable surface but if you fall over it doesn’t matter, you’re not going to hurt

yourself and this will take away any fear, which is half the battle with balancing postures. The class is more likely to be a mixed level class. Many people come to my beach class never having tried yoga before, but they are encouraged by the holiday vibe to have a go. This results in an easy going joyous energy where every one is welcome and there is no competition or expectations. You are simply encouraged to breath, move, relax and tune into yourself. My beach classes move slowly and continuously, guided with deep breath and easygoing movement from the hips. It is not about reaching a goal or a perfect pose, but more about enjoying the journey. It’s about creating an experience and enjoying the whole process, rather than struggling through discomfort and strain to achieve a picture perfect posture. When we practice in a mindful stressfree way we create longevity, injuries are much less likely and we are able to move with freedom and ease for the rest of our life, rather than suffering from repetitive strain injuries or wear and tear on our joints, tendons and ligaments.

Come to the beach and join the journey!

Margaret’s beach classes will begin in mid-March Every Tuesday and Friday morning - from 9.30 -10.30am - on the beach outside The Boadwalk Restaurant on the Paseo Marítimo. Classes are 10€ per class, which includes a coffee or tea at the Boardwalk. These wonderful classes are suitable for all abilities, including beginners. If you can move and breathe, you can join!





Avi’s DY Challenge

BEGINS! By Natalie Rose Kern

Avi Hassidoff takes on the mighty Dorian Yates’ challenge to turn his life around DY Gym, Marbella’s first Supergym, has been training, toning, building and improving the fitness of residents of Marbella from all walks of life. From gym bunnies and body builders to businessmen and fashionable socialites, it seems that this gym is the hottest spot to work out and hang out, so we thought we’d have to try it out for ourselves. Whilst the girls in the office are chocka-block with yoga and pilate classes after work, it seemed that our heavyset, commercial director, Avi Hassidoff wasn’t doing all that much to keep fit. Preferring television sets to treadmills, sausage rolls to sushi and wine to water, Avi was the ideal candidate for this mission. It seemed that if anyone was going to take on the Dorian Yates challenge, we should make it a good one. If Dorian Yates and DY Gym could get Avi into shape, then they could probably do it for anyone. Both Dorian and Avi were up for the challenge. This was bound to be

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.One hour of personal training with Ivan Dimitrov three times a week.

Exercise every day. Whether taking a brisk walk around the block, opting for the stairs instead of the elevator or leaving the car at home some days, the aim is to introduce exercise into his daily routine.


Diet overhaul. Cut out processed foods, fried and fatty foods, sugar and of course alcohol. Dorian’s meal plan consists of lean proteins from chicken or fish, an abundance of green and leafy vegetables and a daily dose of complex carbohydrates in the form of wholegrain, brown rice, oats and porridge.


Water. Water. Water. Avi has been encouraged to drink up to five litres of water a day; this is for rehydration, flushing out toxins and replenishing and cleansing the body.



Not just any water. Kangen water. Since reports confirmed that cancer could neither grow nor survive in an oxygenated environment, there has been a growing movement around the world to trade regular tap water for alkaline water. At DY Gym all fresh produce, fruit and vegetables are washed with Kangen water, which is not only alkaline water, but all of the chemicals found in regular tap water have been removed. (+34 686 946 915.


Smoking – cut down, cut down, cut down…and eventually – stop!

I head up to DY Gym to oversee Avi’s first training session. Both Dorian and Ivan are eager to get started and ease Avi into his initial session with a fifteen minute cardio workout on the cross-trainer followed by a combination of free weights and machines. “Go slowly,” Dorian explains, “it’s not a rush or a race, the objective is to lose weight

entertaining and, as we sat discussing the upcoming trial over lunch, Avi took the last bite of his burger with a wistful look in his eye and stated, “I’m going to do this”. I must admit to feeling that a great transformation was afoot. The first session at the gym began with a weighing/measuring and complete fitness and health analysis. Avi was weighed and had his waist, biceps, triceps, calves and thighs measured and his blood pressure taken. The results were not great. A sluggish daily routine, coupled with a fondness for junk food and a significant nicotine habit had taken their toll on Avi’s health and fitness. “It’ll be a challenge,” Dorian exclaimed, “but nothing we can’t remedy. It’s all about change. Avi wants to change how he looks and feels. With a few simple lifestyle changes he’ll be feeling better in no time and that will spur him on to continue.”

slowly and steadily by building muscle and we’ll gently increase his cardio each session so that we aren’t putting any unnecessary strain on his heart or any other part of his body. People often say that they want to ‘tone’ and I ask what they mean by that – really, what they want to do is lose weight and build muscle and this is the most efficient manner in which to do it. By building muscle slowly you are speeding up your body’s metabolism so you will automatically begin to lose weight, rather than ‘bulking up’” Ivan takes Avi through a range of exercises and he sweats, strains and pants…but soon it is all over and Avi flashes me a triumphant smile as he wipes the sweat from his brow. “How do you feel?” I ask him, and he grins fiendishly as he exclaims, “Amazing. I feel f***ing amazing!” “That’s after only one session,” Dorian tells him, “just wait and see how you’ll feel in a few weeks. You’re gonna look and feel like a new man!” The twelve week challenge has begun. Avi is now determined to turn his life around and Dorian has every faith that they will achieve this objective. I can’t wait to see his progress… Watch this space! Trainer: Ivan Dimitrov. Tel: 627 12 34 28 FB: Ivan DYGym Marbella

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HOTto TROT By Natalie Rose Kern

The most anticipated hair and beauty salon to arrive on the coast opens its stylish doors this month and we can’t wait to get groomed, pampered and preened - and receive the full Bardou service that promises to have us looking and feeling a million dollars!

The Hair Affair! Badou’s talented hair stylists are waiting to welcome you, whether you’re after an express blow-dry or a complete makeover. From cuts and colour to highlights, lowlights, treatments and extensions, the talented team at Bardou promises Hollywood hair whatever your length or style and if you simply fancy a pick-me-up – then look no further than a Bardou blowdry! Why not book an appointment today with world-famous celebrity stylist, Adee Phelan. 951 518 680

Bardou Take-Away! Bardou will also be selling its own unique hair and beauty products, including repairing shampoos and conditioners, vapours for smoothness, mists for texture, sprays for styling, and rollers and brushes for your every need! Now you too can create gorgeous hair at home with the right tools. Delivering shape, support, shine, volume and versatility, this collection will fuel creativity and empower clients to recreate their look at home.



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Face Facts When it comes to the face, Bardou has the most advanced technology in Spain! The exclusive salon is delighted to have THE ONLY Crystal Clear Comcit facial machine in the country. Using cutting-edge technology and combining microdermabrasion and oxygen therapy, with derma rolling, the Crystal Clear Comcit is the newest and most sought-after treatment on the beauty scene. Bardou’s co-owner, expert beautician and reality television star Natalie Richardson has been professionally trained at the highest level by the formidable Tracy Giles and is the absolute Beauty Queen of Marbella when it comes to your face. Not only is she a talented permanent make-up artist able to touch you up, transform and beautify you, but her crystal clear facials will leave you looking and feeling years younger – with a smooth, glowing appearance and a radiant complexion, you’ll discover beauty that is more than skin deep!

Make Me Up! The Bardou concept focuses entirely on the finish and it doesn’t just stop at hair. Bardou’s skilled stylists also specialise in makeup, so you can receive a full beauty overhaul in one express appointment. Bardou offers full styling packages to suit any occasion and you can relax knowing you’re in the capable hands of Bardou’s expertly trained team, whilst enjoying a complimentary drink of your choice. Choose between the Bardou Express makeup for a speedy style transformation or the Bardou Signature package, for a bespoke full face makeover, depending on your time and beauty needs.

Facials from 100€!

Here Comes the Sun Bardou will be Spain’s Fake Bake flagship store! Fake Bake, the sunless tanning solution offers the very best tanning results for a smooth, natural healthy glow all year round!

Pamper me! Of course Bardou also offers all the beauty treatments you could wish for from manicures and pedicures to waxing, threading and eyelash extensions, with an expert team on hand and sumptuous surroundings in which to unwind and relax - Book your appointment for your Bardou pampering today!

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This month we would like to introduce our new columnist - Reflections’ very own Essex born-andbred Paul MacFarlane, who has over 25 years of experience in the hair industry. Known for his creative colouring, mind-blowing extensions work and bespoke bridal creations, he will be sharing his hair wisdom with you in every issue.


Out with

THE OLD As we are celebrating Mothers’ Day this month, I thought I would tie this into my column - but with a twist. Instead of focussing on Yummy Mummies, I am going to put the spotlight on GLAM-MAS. Gone are the days of the blue rinse brigade, you can (and should) have fabulous style at sixty and beyond. I am going to show you how to reverse time instead of speeding it up with these antiageing pointers as I take you through modern and fashionable looks for older women.

Dame Judy Dench

Keep it fresh

When I was a kid, I was surrounded by aunties, grannies and other family members who all wore the same beige outfits which complimented their short, blue/purple rinsed hair. They all went to the same salon and, without fail, had their weekly set and blow dry. The world of hairdressing has come a long way since then. I cannot even remember the last time I did a perm. Nowadays, it’s rare to find a salon that caters only for ladies of a certain age. Everyone from teenies to mature clients are all under one roof. Perms have been replaced by moisturising treatments,


the blue rinse has vanished in favour of more natural hues and the over-sixties are enjoying the same hair styles as the younger generation, only we tailor the cut to suit them.

her ‘do and gets it right every time. Why? Because she has a bloody good stylist who she listens to.

The bane of my life is seeing a beautiful mature woman not making the most of her hair. If you have the same ‘do you had 10 years ago, it’s time for a new look. You’re not wearing the same clothes — why have the same hair? If you are stuck in a rut (and it happens to the best of us), the answer can be as simple as going to a different stylist, because truthfully you shouldn’t be stuck in a style rut with a good hairdresser. Think about Helen Mirren, she always chops and changes

When it comes to long hair the rules have changed and you don’t need to chop off your tresses once you hit 60. I never hear the phrase anymore, ‘I am too old for that, I need to keep it short.’ However, uber-long hair is a tough look for a mature women - think about all the women you have seen trotting around Marbella who look 16 from the back, but then they scare the crap out of you when you get to the front as you see they are actually nearing retirement age. Uh huh, you know what I am talking about.

The long and the short of it

THE Golden Age

The other issue with long hair on over-sixties is the condition. It’s more important than ever as we age. When the hair is too long and in bad condition it can look a little, shall we say witchy. If any of this applies to you, may I suggest that you think about losing a little length and invest in a great cut that has been customised to bring out your best features. A universally flattering length is to the collarbone. A cut that grazes the collar and has face-framing layers also draws attention away from an ageing neck. If your hair is fine, a bob or blunt cut is the best style as it gives the illusion of more volume rather than wispy layers Bangs can camouflage forehead lines (the “Bangtox” effect). See what I did there? If you are feeling a little more daring then why not try a pixie cut? If it’s good enough for Dame Judi Dench (that women is the epitome of glamour) then it is certainly good enough for you. Dame Judi has a modern defined cut, which helps to lift features and elongates the neckline.

A silver lining

Hair colour is one of the most effective anti-ageing tools we have - except when it isn’t! Take your dye job too far and you can add years to your appearance. I see many mature clients dyeing their hair the same shade they were in their youth. Remember everything changes as you age and this includes your skin tone, so what once suited you, may not anymore. If you choose a colour that is too dark you’ll end up looking like a member of The Addams Family or too blonde and you’ll feel like Dolly Parton (I still love you though, Dolly). Warmer, softer tones tend to be more

Helen Mirren

complimentary and highlights/lowlights break up and balance the look which is more flattering than an all over colour. If you want to stay grey, then it needs to look supple and shiny. As the hair loses its colour and turns grey, it also tends to look much less glossy. Lacklustre locks tend to make your skin appear drawn, whereas shiny hair helps to accentuate its radiance. Try to use a hair mask twice a week, such as the Redken Frizz Dismiss Masque €22,13 which provides intense nourishment to sensitized, unruly hair. As grey hair tends to be more wirey, the Nanokeratin System €220 can also help combat this by creating an enduring blowdry that lasts up to 12 weeks.

Once you hit the menopause you may start to lose hair. What’s the best way to deal with thinning hair? Getting the right haircut for your face shape and hair type is always important, especially when you’re trying to make the hair look as thick as possible. I am also loving the Kérastase Paris Densifique Density Activator €56,00 which is a daily at-home programme designed significantly to improve hair density. Hair extensions are also a great option as they can be used not only to increase length but volume as well. I use Gold Fever Hair Extensions on many of my mature clients to bulk out the sides, thereby creating a fuller look.

All products and treatments are available from: Reflections Hair Nails& Skincare Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucia, Marbella + 34 902 325 324 / + 34 952 906 524


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LOVE, PASSION AND ART MEET AT TIMELESS GALLERY We attended a beautifully artistic soirée at the Timeless Gallery in Puerto Banús.

We munched on glorious amuse bouches and sipped wine as we mingled and admired the fascinating artwork.

We adored the works by the masters of sculpture, Rieke van der Stoep, Frans Van Straaten, Peter Mandl and Eric Goede.

We marveled over the amazing talent of Rieke van der Stoep because of her tender and feminine way of interpreting primeval strength, purity and human nature.

We were blown away by the colour contrasts of the Ukrainian painter Taras Loboda and everyone wanted to know who the beautiful lady is who appears in most of his canvases. If you haven’t seen them – don’t miss out!

We discussed our tastes in art and exchanged contacts with other likeminded Marbellís, to the sounds of an amazing Jazz Band, and we’re thrilled that Timeless is fast becoming a prominent art hub on the Costa del Sol.





PRETTY, PREENED AND PERFECT AT PISANO We attended the newly reopened Pisano clinic in Marbella for drinks, canapés and a guided tour of the slick new surroundings.

We sipped on glasses of cava and munched on yummy cheese and ham platters and a selection of tasty treats.

We chatted to the expert surgeon, Dr Nestor Pisano and learnt all about the many practices that he will perform at the clinic.

We were amazed with the images of the results of the hair transplant procedures as well as the plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments that are on offer.

We are eager to pop back for consultations and might be plumping for a spot of botox to rejuvenate our complexions!





SUPER SPEEDY ANNIVERSARY We were delighted to attend the anniversary dinner of the Porsche Owners Club Andalucia, which took place at Smallworld Cafe.

We were enthralled with the turnout of beautiful Porsche cars that were gleaming outside in the winter sunshine.

We loved meeting all the members of the club, whose passion for both their vehicles and Andalucia was evident.

We’d like to thank Smallworld for the organisation of such a superb event - great food, super service and smiles all round - a winning afternoon for all!





AN ART A-FAIR TO REMEMBER! We attended the annual art fair in Benahavís village, which was fantastically organised by Mrs. Betty Fooks.

A round of applause goes to the prize winning artists and their amazing sponsors at Fischer Immo Car Gallery, who have been working hard to promote young upcoming talents!

We toasted the outstanding talents on display and each winner was selected by the jury, which was made up of a select group of well-respected individuals from the art world. The coveted awards were presented by Mr. Walter Fischer.

The residents of Benahavís want to thank everyone involved for a brilliant evening and we look forward seeing all of you art lovers again next year!






BIG BUSINESS We joined the cream of Marbella’s real estate companies for another successful networking event at Small World Cafe.

We were introduced to just about every name in the industry, eager to let us in on all of their new and exciting projects! We enjoyed a great night meeting lots of new and interesting people whilst catching up with old friends and familiar faces.

We nibbled tasty canapés that were on offer throughout the evening, including Small World’s quesadillas and polenta fries, along with refreshing beers and delicious wines.

We look forward to their next brilliant networking event, which will be the 10th March and will continue to take place on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of every month!





SPONSORS CLAIM THE SPOILS AT LA QUINTA We made our way to the beautiful course of La Quinta where all 88 players enjoyed a fun and fantastic day of golf, followed by delicious food and refreshing beers at La Sala.

Congratulations to Oliver Medina for winning the individual prize with a whopping 40 points and to the winning team, Jackson Grundy, who achieved an outstanding 89 points.

A special thanks from La Sala Golf to all of their amazing sponsors; Jackson Grundy, Hiscox, Currencies Direct and a big thank you to sponsor Golfriends for supplying the team with superb prizes and brilliant polo shirts!

Next up! We can’t wait for the Sala Super League’s upcoming golf trip to Seville, which will take place on the 7th and 8th of March at Real Club de Golf Seville. For more information about the event, please contact Lindsey at La Sala: +34 693 507 628.



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SUN SEEKER Motoring author, racing driver and photo-journalist Ian Kuah reports on the MINI COOPER S CONVERTIBLE

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From an aesthetic point of view, the more bulbous nose is a better aesthetic match for the convertible shape than the hatchback, and the car looks very nicely proportioned roof up or down.


will never forget the R57 Mini Convertible launch in Austria in early 2009. Temperatures were hovering around zero degrees C and it was snowing, but so long as we kept moving the white stuff largely stayed out of the cabin, and the effective heater kept us snug. Mini did the right thing this time round, bringing us to sunny Los Angeles in early February. With blue skies and temperatures in the low 30s, California is a Mecca for roadsters and convertibles, and the new F57 Mini Convertible felt right at home here. Starved of funding for adequate maintenance and repairs, California’s roads are not notes for their smoothness and consistency. So if you are testing for suspension compliance and chassis stiffness, this is as good a place as any. As before the canvas roof is triple layer for good acoustic and climatic insulation. “We did a lot of work on the roof to improve its profile and reduce noise at speed,” said body engineer, Marcus Soosten. The new roof takes 18 seconds to fully cycle and can be operated on the fly at up to



30km/h. In actual fact it takes 15 seconds to operate the roof, plus three seconds for the side glass to open or close. The front section can also be opened like a sunroof at any speed. A cool option is the Mini Yours soft top with integrated woven graphic of a Union jack flag emblazoned across its surface, underlining its proud British heritage. The core of this third generation MINI Convertible’s structure is similar to the outgoing model in terms of floorpan and inner structure. As with the hatch, the new longer and taller nose accommodates the improved pedestrian crash safety regulations, but the outer panels and inner steel structures of the doors are carried over. “Side impact

performance is fine, so no changes were required here,” Marcus explained. From an aesthetic point of view, the more bulbous nose is a better aesthetic match for the convertible shape than the hatchback, and the car looks very nicely proportioned roof up or down. At the rear, a significant visual improvement comes from the replacement of the previous fixed rollover hoops by a pair of BMW Convertible style pyrotechnically activated protection bars triggered by sensors. The car now looks far more elegant for having an uninterrupted line in al fresco mode. As before the optional wind deflector can be placed behind the front seats for maximum comfort when you are travelling two up.

The new car is about 80mm longer, around half of this being in the wheelbase, which is shared with the latest generation hatch. Apart from extra legroom for rear seat passengers, this also adds 25% or 45 litres to the volume of the boot, which is now 215 litres with the roof up and 160 litres with it retracted. Even in the latter state, you have a deep and regular shaped cargo space able swallow a pair of medium-sized hard suitcases placed flat one on top of the other, or a brace of squashy bags. The load through feature is carried over, and with the rear seats folded flat affords a generous cargo platform. Space up front is good. You never feel cramped, and the longer wheelbase means that rear seat occupants benefit as well. However, the side panel mouldings



by the back seats have to avoid the hood folding mechanism, and push you towards the centre. This means rear seat passengers can find their shoulders rubbing if they are more than average sized. Drop into the driver’s seat and close the door and you will find an even better level of quality in the revised cabin. Everything looks and feels well made and tightly screwed together. The seats of the Cooper S model we tested support you nicely in all directions and remain comfortable after a couple of hours behind the wheel. The steering wheel moves up and down as well as fore and aft, which gives you a good chance of finding the right driving position. In my case, when I ran out of upward travel for the steering column, I simply ratcheted the seat down a few notches to achieve the right angular relationship. You can have a fairly simple cabin in a new Mini, or you can go the whole hog with the on-board options and end up with BMW levels of high-end sophistication. Our test cars had the


flagship sat-nav system with BMW iDrive style controller behind the gearshift level. It also had the top Harman Kardon audio system, which produces nice sounds. New cars always hope to be lighter than their predecessors, but because of its slightly larger physical size and extra safety gear the latest Mini Convertible tips the scales around 20kg heavier than before. That said, weight savings have been made in some areas such as the optional LED headlamps, which are lighter, brighter, and consume less power. Thankfully the more powerful and more torque rich TwinPower Turbo motors make up for the extra weight. BMW say that most buyers at this level will go for the threecylinder 136hp 1.5 litre Cooper or the fourcylinder 2.0 litre 192hp Cooper S, with the base 102hp 1.2 litre Mini One not expected to make up a significant percentage of orders. With 180Nm of torque at 1,400rpm, the manual only One Convertible takes a leisurely 10.6 sec to reach 100km/h and tops out at 190km/h. Economy is its strong suit though, and it sips fuel at a gentle rate of between 5.0 and 5.2 L/100km. With a lustier 220Nm of torque (230Nm on

The new car is about 80mm longer, around half of this being in the wheelbase, which is shared with the latest generation hatch. overboost) on tap at 1,250rpm, the Cooper slashes the 0-100km/h time to 8.8 sec as a manual and 8.7 sec in Steptronic form. Top speeds are 208 and 206km/h respectively. As is sometimes the case, the more powerful engine with its fatter torque curve does not require so much prodding in normal driving and so its fuel consumption is actually superior, showing a claimed 5.1 to 4.9 L/100km, and correspondingly lower emissions. The Cooper S version that we tested delivers 280Nm (300Nm on overboost) of torque between 1,250 and 4,000rpm, giving a 7.2 sec (7.1 sec auto) sprint to 100km/h and Vmax numbers of 230 and 228km/h respectively. With its higher internal friction, the four-cylinder motor drinks 6.1 to 6.0 litres of unleaded. Mini showed us the forthcoming JCW version with a full fat 231hp and 320Nm. This will give it a 6.6 sec 0-100km/h capability, or 6.5 sec with the Sport automatic gearbox.

We started the test drive from our hotel in downtown LA with the top down, and first impressions were of a smooth and refined car whose size and power allows it to deftly duck and dive through the urban scrum with the agility of a flyweight boxer. The ride quality is good for a car of this size, absorbing uneven bits of tarmac with a level of absorption and control that the first generation Mini Convertible of 2004 could only hint at. Yes, Mini has made big progress in spring and damper rates on what is basically an evolution of that original platform, but Runflat tyres have also come an awful long way in the intervening years. So has the Steptronic automatic gearbox mated to the gutsy engine. The first generation Mini automatic of a decade ago was frankly awful, but now the paddle shift equipped transmission works seamlessly and rapidly. It is still no rapid fire BMW M3 DCT, but then the Mini Convertible is not that kind of car. The Cooper S slightly belies its hot badge by being an eminently smooth and civilised car


when you are cruising along as we found out dropping down from Mulholland onto the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway. We did not wave as we passed Cher’s private pile in Malibu, but the up market levels of comfort and refinement exuded by this latest al fresco Mini were never in question. Flick the lever at the base of the gear selector to Mid mode and you will experience an awakening of the systems controlling throttle and transmission responses. Shift speeds pick up, the car feeling a bit more lively all round. Sport mode is the Holy Grail for the keen driver, and with this ‘red alert’ mode engaged, the Mini comes into its own on the canyon roads, up for enthusiastic cornering and squirting between the bends with a rush of smooth torque. If you look at the icon of the car on the bog centre dash display you will see the cartoon symbols of a rocket and a go kart superimposed on the outline of the car, while the message beside it reads “Let’s motor hard!” Those nice engineers at Mini clearly have a keen sense of humour!



One of the pluses of the original R50 New Mini from 2001 was the soundtrack engineered into its motor without a sound symposer in sight. When you dipped deeply into the throttle the resulting induction roar had overtones of the old BMC A-Series motor in its twin carburettor form. That same engaging induction noise is present on this latest Mini Cooper S, even if the muffling effect of turbocharging has removed it from centre stage.


The softer suspension settings that go with the less rigid open bodyshell gives the Convertible a suppler ride than its three-door hatchback sister. The counterpoint is less precision when pushing hard in the twisty bits. There is a perception of more understeer going into bends, a steering that is less positive as you come off the straight ahead, and the feeling that the car is carrying more weight, which is actually the case. With the roof up, body rigidity noticeably picks up a degree and tightens up the handling a bit too. The triple layer roof very effectively removes the outside world, and cruising along with the cold air-condition doing its work, you could well be in the Mini hatch.


We also had the chance to drive the sixspeed manual version, and while the shift is slick and precise and the pedals perfectly aligned for heel and toe downshifts, this transmission also highlighted the presence of part throttle turbo lag, which the torque converter of the Steptronic version quite effectively masks in normal driving. In the end, despite its high 11:1 compression ratio, a relatively small capacity motor is not going to be the sharpest tool in the box in off-boost throttle response. Thus, while I would normally rate a manual as the transmission of choice for a ‘fun’ car, I found that the mature and more refined character of this latest Cooper S Convertible is in many ways better suited to the smooth self-shifter.

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IEnter roundabout keeping to right hand side lane. Stay in lane until exit is reached. Indicate and exit roundabout.

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t is fair to say that Indian culture has had an immeasurable effect on the Western world for centuries. Today it is common practise to take a yoga or Pilates class, learn meditation, use alternative Ayurvedic medicine or go for a classic curry. We are also familiar with the Bollywood film industry, which churns out hundreds of movies a year, many of which have made it into the mainstream. But what is it about Indian culture that is so alluring that its influences can be seen, heard, tasted and felt thousands of miles away? Indian culture is even more prevalent than first meets the eye and it’s not just the bright colours, spicy foods and dance-heavy movies that have affected and shaped areas such as art, fashion and interior design. And, it is important at this stage to try to understand why.

Beginning with Bollywood movies (1913 - present day), these films address issues such as social injustice, abuse and racism whilst also honouring the beauty of life by demonstrating some of the most artistically and technically creative choreography of all time. Following India’s independence, there is a period regarded by film historians as the “Golden Age” of Hindi cinema during the late 1940s to the 1960s. A huge amount of critically acclaimed films were produced during this “Golden Age,” which have no doubt shaped the industry we know today, and it’s now the biggest film industry in the world. The Indian music and dance scene also seeped into modern Western pop-culture, most notably in the 60s and 70s during the hippie heyday.



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The sitar became popular in the US thanks to artists like Ravi Shankar and was soon adopted by artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.

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More recently artists such as M.I.A. have sampled Indian songs. Also known as Mathangi “Maya� Arulpragasam, M.I.A. is well known for integrating imagery of political violence into her music videos and cover art. Her politically inspired lyrics and art have been the subject of controversy over recent years but parallels can be drawn between her message and the decorative and creative way she delivers it, to those of the messages in Bollywood films. Subjects such as poverty, revolution, gender and sexual stereotypes, ethnic conflict and war had not been quite so frankly expressed before, but there is no denying that the slick way in which she delivers these complex subjects is an example of very stylish execution. Bollywood movies tend to stick to a formula involving a love story, some dancing, some humour, some dancing, a tragedy, followed by more dancing. The tragedy is then usually resolved followed by some much needed celebratory dancing. It is frivolous, colourful, unashamedly dramatic and divinely decadent. Brits tend to pride themselves on understated glamour, a sort of showing off without a need to show off, but what the East has taught us is that being outrageous without judgement is possible and not something we should be fearful of. Indian culture also shows us that things don’t have to be simply functional, that taking pride in a craft and indulging in the decorative elements of an object is not unnecessary, but rather celebrates the object and instantly raises it up to a higher aesthetic value.



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Way back in 19th century colonial India our ancestors began the discovery of the extraordinary beauty in decorative Indian objects and architecture. The Great Exhibition of 1851, which took place in Hyde Park, was an international exhibition - a platform upon which countries from around the world could showcase their achievements. For Britain, it was also a chance to display items of beauty brought from the east. Initially attracted to India through the trade of spices and other exotic goods, the Victorians fell head over heels for the ornate style that Indians had been familiar with for hundreds of years. Architects drew inspiration from the elaborate domes and spires, bringing the ideas back to Britain - the most famous example available to us today is the stunning Brighton Royal Pavilion. Designers were influenced by themes such as flowering plant designs, which had been dominant in India since the 17th century. These beautiful patterns and motifs created with simple tools became very popular with British manufacturers who were able to mass produce fabrics and wallpapers using their modern machinery. This allowed people to introduce exotic design elements that were affordable into their homes. One of the most famous designs that has many variations and yet has remained the same, is the design known as paisley. Originally Persian, the design has been adapted and interpreted but ultimately remains identifiable.



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Many versions of ancient Indian patterns and designs are still just as popular today and thanks to the amount of fabric and wallpaper manufacturers we can continue to enjoy and celebrate these beautiful ancient designs for years to come. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent once said “Trends pass by, style is eternal; fashion is futile, style is not¨, and this has never been more true than when applied to the ways in which we continue to reinterpret centuries old hand designed artefacts that originated in ancient India.


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An ornate tear-drop shape, the motif is said to be a bent cedar tree representing strength and resistance, but also modesty. Returning once again to the 60s, this design also made an appearance on the fashion and music scene with the Beatles regularly wearing paisley shirts in public appearances and Fender guitars making a Pink Paisley version of their Telecaster guitar by sticking paisley wallpaper onto the guitar bodies.

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Our resident food and nutrition expert, Bettina Campolucci Bordi, brings us the lowdown on gluten. Is it really that bad for us or simply a passing fad?

TO GLUTEN or Not to Gluten?

This is the question on everyone’s mind. Is it just the latest health trend? Or is there actual substance to the claims that gluten is just no good. For many people, avoiding gluten has become a cultural choice, as well as a dietary one. So, lets get to the bottom of this.

What is gluten? One of the most heavily consumed proteins on earth is created when two molecules, glutenin and gliadin come into contact and form a bond. When bakers knead dough, that bond creates an elastic membrane, which is what gives bread its chewy texture and permits chefs to toss, twirl and shape their dough. Gluten also traps carbon dioxide, which, as it ferments, adds volume to baked goods.

What is celiac decease? Celiac disease is an immune disorder in which people cannot tolerate gluten because it damages the inner lining of their small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrients. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and occasionally in some products such as soy, dressings, vinegar and more.The immune system is the body’s natural defence system and normally protects the body from infection. But when a person has celiac disease, gluten causes the immune system to react in a way that can cause intestinal inflammation irritation or swelling and long-lasting damage.

What is gluten intolerance? Identifying gluten intolerance may be more challenging if you don’t have celiac disease because you may not have the characteristic digestive ailments. Instead, those with less serious gluten intolerance are more likely to feel non-digestive symptoms of celiac disease. Examples include headaches, fogginess and pain or numbness. Furthermore, the effects of gluten on the body in non-celiac gluten intolerance take longer to appear.



What has Happened? The most obvious question is also the most difficult to answer: How could gluten, present in a staple food that has sustained humanity for thousands of years, have suddenly become so threatening? There are many theories but no clear answer. Some researchers argue that wheat genes have become toxic. Researcher, Davis, has said that bread today is nothing like the bread found on tables just fifty years ago: “What’s changed is that wheat’s adverse effects on human health have been amplified manyfold. The version of ‘wheat’ we consume today is a product of genetic research. You and I cannot, to any degree, obtain the forms of wheat that were grown fifty years ago, let alone one hundred, one thousand, or ten thousand years ago. We have to restrict other carbohydrates beyond wheat, but wheat still stands apart as the worst of the worst.’’ According to the New York Times, “As many as forty percent of us can’t properly process gluten, and the remaining sixty percent could be in harm’s way.”


Nobody can say for sure why the rise in celiac disease has been so rapid. The modern diet may be to blame, or stress levels and lifestyle. There is also growing evidence, in animal studies and in humans, that our micro biome, the many bacterial species inhabiting our gut, can have a significant impact on a range of diseases. Regardless of whether you are giving up wheat as a lifestyle choice, dietary requirement, or maybe just following a trend, there is plenty of choice. In most places there is at least an awareness compared to even just a few years ago! Sales of glutenfree products are estimated to exceed fifteen billion dollars by 2016, twice the amount of five years earlier. So, for people like me that have a gluten intolerance, there is hope that I will still be able to have a pizza or pasta occasionally!

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Cheese Cake I made this recipe especially for Finnberry, a Finnish company that sells amazing Scandinavian wild berry powders. I have become totally smitten with their products and find myself using them on all sorts of things. I just love the sweet, sour tangy taste of lingon berries! This recipe is also especially nice with a side of sunshine!

Ingredients: Bottom layer

Cheese Cake

1/2 cup of almonds

1 cup of soaked cashews (2-6 hours)

1 tbs of cacao nibs

1/2 cup of water or nut milk for creamier consistency (you might need to add more to get it going)

1 tbs of agave syrup pinch of vanilla

2 tbs of Lingonberry powder (Finnberry) 2 tbs of agave syrup

tiny pinch of himalayan salt

1 vanilla pod scraped Rasberries for garnish and some more Lingonberry powder!

Method: Blend all until a crunchy “biscuit base” consistency and slightly sticky. In small cupcake moulds or in the smallest size cake mould (10-15 cm) press the base until firm and you have a “Cheese cake base”. In a blender mix all the “cake” ingredients except the raspberries, save those for garnish. When you have a smooth consistency, you’re done! You might need to add extra liquid to get it going. Fill your mould or moulds and put in the freezer until set and firm. This shouldn’t take more than an hour considering it is a small sized cake. For a bigger cake, double the recipe. Take out of the mould, garnish with berries and enjoy!




T T E R LY RBAN BISTRO Reviewed By Eleanor McKenzie Photos by Julia Roder


he opening of the fabulous and long awaited boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara has paved the way for the establishment of a new “Food Quarter” on the beach side of the town. Only a matter of yards from the wonderful wavy bridge you’ll find a strip of restaurants, each with something so different to offer that it really doesn’t matter that they are sitting side by side. It has certainly added a new vibrancy to the usually quiet beachside residential area that for so long had a limited choice of places to eat and drink. Residents and guests either had to cross the N340 (before the tunnel and boulevard were completed) and head into the main part of the town, or walk down to the paseo maritímo. There are many lovely places there, but most of them are better suited to light evenings and sunny weather; they are less appealing in the dark days of winter. Plus, none of them has a pool table. And the pool table is one of the main attractions that draws people to this rather funky, and yes, ‘urbane’ restaurant. Sunday afternoons seems to be especially


popular with groups of lads of all ages, enjoying a game and watching football at the same time. Meanwhile, if wives and girlfriends have been brought along, they can enjoy a drink in the soft-seated lounge area that surrounds the pool table. It has to be said that one of Urban’s great advantages is that it can be both bar and restaurant. You can come here just for a drink and feel comfortable, unlike those restaurants that would prefer it if you didn’t put a foot through the door unless you’re going to eat. You can choose to order a drink and a bar-style snack – I’ll get to the food in a moment – or you can sit down in the dining area and have a meal. There is a feeling of sufficient separation between the different functions that Urban wants to cater for to make each customer feel that they’ve come to the right place. Urban’s other great strength is its friendly staff who are attentive without being in your face all the time, and as most of them are young, the whole place has the energy of youth. This youthfulness is reflected in a menu that, whilst not being intentionally age specific, has an array of dishes that may appeal more to a younger clientele

looking for some ‘informal’ food to eat. Actually, the key here is the informality, so whatever age you are, if you’re looking for something satisfying, uncomplicated and nicely presented but without all the frills of a more formal restaurant, then, if you’re in San Pedro, Urban is the perfect choice.


I’d suggest that if you’re simply looking for a snack to accompany a couple of glasses of wine then the appetizers on the menu would tick the box nicely. There’s an excellent choice, including quesadillas, which have been a long time favourite of mine. Another favourite is Chicken Satay and yummy Tempura Prawns, which make for some very tasty morsels with a nice bottle of white. Crispy Camembert with a cranberry dip is a must for the cheese lover and if you’re as devoted to Gambas Pil-Pil as one member of my family is, then it’s a relief to see that this Spanish staple is on the menu. I will admit that my eyes tend to glaze over when I see the word ‘Salad’ on a menu. However, on our visit to Urban I decided to be brave and try the Thai Beef Salad. This turned out to be a very tasty combo of beef sirloin strips with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, spring onions, cucumber, carrots, mint and a delicious homemade Thai dressing. It’s a testament to the chef that I enjoyed the lettuce, which has never been one of my favourite bits of greenery. And, if you are a salad fan then you can go retro with Prawn Cocktail (OK, I confess to loving this) a Goat’s Cheese salad with lots of yummy bacon and crouton crunchy bits. There is also a Chicken Caesar salad and a Caprese, which is mozzarella with vine tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and honey dressing. At around the 10€ mark, the salads are excellent value, and indeed, the menu is well-priced all round with no item more than 20€, and it’s only the steaks that get close to this price point, everything else is less than 12€. Even the mighty beef burgers! The reputation of Urban’s beef burgers had preceded our visit since a friendly teenager had assured me they were “awesome” and “the best ever!” Although the Society office is body conscious, an awesome beef burger cannot be ignored. And really, it was very good. From a snack perspective, the sandwich is always something handy to order, so we tried the Club Sandwich. Succulent sliced chicken with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise served with fries. Those fries are good and we’d already had another helping with the beef burger. The menu also includes an excellent Pad Thai and Thai Green curry - one of the best things about going out with a crowd is that you can order what you like and then sample everyone else’s dish. At least, that’s my view! No meal in my opinion is complete without something sweet to finish it off and there was a big show of hands for the sumptuous Cheesecake. Tiramisu, Crème Brulée and Apple Tart were also on offer. Overall, it’s

a shortish menu that has a wide enough variety to please most people, and I haven’t even mentioned the wraps and the Chilli con Carne! Urban is a great place to drop into for a light snack or something more substantial, and it’s a great venue for meeting mates for a drink and a game of pool after work. It’s a destination you can make your local, and you may save yourself a lot of cooking at the same time. Urban Bistro Bar. Tel. 951 51 81 05 Av. Mediterráneo. Ed. Los Arqueros Beach, 6.



Our expert wine connoisseur, Julio from D-wine joins us once again with a mouthwatering kiwi combination of Pinot Noir and eco-friendly lamb.


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New Zealand wine is distinctive and known for its purity, vibrancy and intensity. Besides producing the zestiest Sauvignon Blanc that is already famous worldwide, New Zealand’s signature red grape is the Pinot Noir. The cooler southern islands of New Zealand are one of the few places beyond the sacred home of Burgundy where this grape really performs well. Among the best Kiwi wine sub-regions producing the Pinot Noir today are: Marlborough, Waipara, Martinborough, Nelson and top of them all, the world’s most southerly wine producing region – central Otago. These are all a source of rich Pinots with soaring blackberry fruit and spice, kept fresh by a good lick of acidity, and gloriously perfumed, silky and complex.


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Rack of Lamb from New Zealand

New Zealand lamb is grass-fed throughout its life and tends to have a more pronounced natural flavour. It is slaughtered at a younger age than in some other lamb-producing regions, so despite the lack of grain feeding and the lesser amount of marbling, it is still top of the range and rightly famed for its flavour, its succulence and its nutrition value. Tender, fresh New Zealand lamb is a seasonal product available from January to June.




Kiwi Pinot Noir at D-Wine Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir. Central Otago Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir. Nelson Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir. Waipara Valley Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir. Marlborough Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir. Central Otago

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Pinot Noir is a classic match for lamb. At D-Wine the New Zealand Rack of Lamb is presented with a honey mustard glaze and accompanied with green pea and mint puree and pomegranate sauce, resulting in a glorious concoction of flavours. For the perfect pairing we suggest a sweetly scented, smooth and fruity Kiwi Pinot Noir with raspberry tones and layers of red fruits followed by blackberry black cherry, some spicy notes and a hint of mint at the finish. It’s a real treat for wine lovers and a not-tobe-missed experience that combines a rich texture with everlasting pleasure.




Many Pleasures


La Parrilla Reviewed By Eleanor McKenzie Photos by Julia Roder


here’s a brand new place on Bulevar Alfonso von Hohenlohe (more or less opposite the Marbella Club) called Restaurante La Parrilla. There has been a restaurant on this spot for 26 years, but this latest incarnation surpasses anything that has gone before and I can reveal what a fabulous surprise awaits the diner who stops and walks through the door. It’s 2016 and the owner is bringing Marbella a restaurant that serves classic Spanish cuisine in a very 21st century style. What is more, La Parrilla offers a completely casual and modern dining experience that fits with the times. Take a look at the restaurant’s new website: for an impression of the interior design and the quality of the food and wine. As the restaurant’s home page announces, the mission of La Parrilla is to offer “Meat and fish from the grill with good wines and excellent service.” The understated simplicity of that statement captures the owner’s drive to provide food that is filled with class and quality and which doesn’t require a lot of loud shouting about because it speaks for itself in a quietly authoritative manner. Only fresh food is prepared and served


at the restaurant, plus all the white fish is sourced from the best Spanish waters and it is all marinated before cooking. This attention to detail is and the search for top quality suppliers ensures an exceptional eating experience, as the Society team discovered.

Wise wine choices

Before I start to describe the food and relive the moments of heaven that will undoubtedly set me off salivating again, let me tell you a little about the excellent wine choices at La Parrilla. The restaurant has made its wine list a cornerstone of its offering and the wine cellar is constantly updated by experts. The choice ranges over hundreds of Denominación de Origen and the sommeliers here are delighted to help you find a wine that suits your taste preferences. With help we chose a bright and refreshing Albariño. This is a white wine that hails from the Rías Baixas region of Galicia in the northwest of Spain. It’s a distinctly Spanish white that is fast finding fans among white wine drinkers. If you’re more familiar with Spanish Rueda and Verdejo, then do try the sophisticated fruitiness of an Albariño, especially if you’re eating fish.


out of fashion in the 80s, it was almost impossible to find it on a menu, but it seems to be making a comeback and I’ve spotted it on a small selection of classy restaurant menus around Marbella.

Divine desserts

Amazing appetisers

The Society team love appetisers, partly because we love large selections of small platters so that we can all share. The appetiser menu at La Parrilla is extensive and it took some quite extensive debate to come to a final decision about what to order. In the end we decided on Crujentes con Panceta, because a little bacon always brings a heartwarming aroma with it. Some ‘famous’ Patatas Bravas accompanied these, and perhaps they do indeed deserve celebrity status. Then we launched into the fish. The marinated boquerones from Málaga and the cod fish salad were the epitome of freshness and certainly couldn’t have been very long out of

the sea. We also enjoyed the salmon marinated in dill – very Scandinavian and modern – and our photographer Julia swore that the earth moved when she ate the grilled baby cuttlefish. So, that’s definitely a dish to try! The wood oven roasted red pepper salad finished with olive oil, salt and spring onion was a wonderful accompaniment to the fish and for me, and all mussel lovers, the small wild mussels from Cataluña cooked in cherry wine, olive oil and garlic made me want to return for more… and more. Of course, we had to have some meat as well and the Confit of Crunchy Suckling Pig with apple puree and a reduction of balsamic vinegar syrup won over the “Irresistible Steak Tartar,” but I shall come back for that one. I have long been a fan of this dish, and after it went

We were feeling pleasantly full and reluctant to leave the tastes of the wonderful appetisers behind, but it would not be a complete food review if there were no ‘postres’. We plumped (and by this time I’m definitely feeling plumper) for the Warm Apple Pie in Pastry. As you may know, the British, Irish and Americans have an exceptional fondness for apple pie, so we’re pretty hard to please. So, the fact that this was a success with me says a lot for the quality of the dessert and the pastry chef. The rest of the Society team were impressed with it as well, so top marks for the warm apple pie. We also ordered a dessert that I personally haven’t seen anywhere else; a Spanish French Toast with Raspberry Sauce. Well, who doesn’t love French toast and with the fresh raspberry sauce, it was extremely comforting on a wet and windy day. Other temptations included sorbets made with vodka and a Crème Brûlée that I have no doubt would have been perfection if I had still had anywhere left to fit it in. Still, it is best to leave some things for another time!

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HEALTHOUSE Urbanización Boladilla Baja, Esetepona 29689 Tel. 951 082 090

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MARBELLA CHIROPRACTIC Location: Urbanizacion Guadalmina Alta, Centro Comercial 4, Local 8, San Pedro de Alcantara. Tel. 952 880 398

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ANTHONYS DIAMONDS Location: Avenida Ramon y Cajal 40 Tel. 952 588 795

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NELI G’S Location: Complejo Los Palmeras de Benavista El Paraiso, Estepona, Tel. 952 928 576,

HARO Location: Urb El Pilar, Estepona, Tel. 952 883 122,

PAN Y MERMELADA Location: Urb. Marbella Real16, Avda. Bulevar Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Marbella Tel. 952 86 63 23,

MARBELLA 4X4 LUXURY CAR HIRE Tel. +44(0)7850 515143 +34 671 152 493

PASSION CAFÉ Location: Calle Marqués del Duero, 68, Marbella, Tel. 952 78 03 44, SMALL WORLD CAFÉ Location: C.C. Le Village Tel. 952 771 046 TERRA SANA Location: Calle Las Malvas, Edificio On-Line, Local 8-9 Tel. 952 90 62 05

Car dealerships & Rentals CAR GALLERY Location: Calle Pablo Ruiz Picasso s/n, Edif. Ferroman, San Pedro de Alcantara Tel. 952 799 260, C. DE SALAMANCA Location: Ctra.N 340, Km.171, San Pedro de Alcantara, Tel. 952 78 52 50 ELEGANCE (AUDI) SAFA C/ Juan de la Cierva 7, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 10 97 EUROPCAR Tel. 902105055,


MALAGA CAR Tel. 952 17 62 25, RACING LEGENDS Location: Urb. Nueva Andalucia Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana, nave 86, 29660 Marbella Tel. 637 93 79 59

Delis DELISH Location: Calle Las Malvas 12. 29660 Nueva Andalucía Tel. 952 907 627 / 609 500 340 / 610 733 050 KOBE Location: Plaza Las Orquideas 6 y 7, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 951 398 618 / 628 330 396 / 665 119 263 DELICIAS DE LA HUERTA Location: C.Comercial Odeon, Local 1, Nueva Andalucia, Tel. 952 816 796, 628 330 396

Drink Suppliers CUVEE CARBON Tel: 666 669 653,, BEERS WINES AND SPIRITS Calle Manuel Franco Cubeiro 28 Nave 4 Poligono Industrial El Pinillo Torremelinos, Tel:+34 952 373 233 D-WINE Location: Calle Norte 2, Marbella, (Take exit for Cortijo Blanco, immediately after the San Pedro) Tel. 952 81 44 46,

Entertainment CINE TEATRO GOYA Carrer de Av. Julio Iglesias, Marbella. T.951 196 665 / 951 196 666, COSTA JUMP Poligono Industrial, fase 2, Calle Carril de Picaza, San Pedro de Alcantara (ITV & Parque 3 Jardines) Tel: 952 787 018, AVENTURA AMAZONIA Location: Avda. Valeriano Rodriguez Tel. 952 835 505, ESTUDIO61 Location: Calle Notario Luis Oliver 9, Tel. 672 296 074


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FUNDACION PICASSO Location: Plaza de la Merced, 15, Málaga Tel. 951 926 060

LE PAPILLON Location: Urbanización Marbesa (Exit Camping Marbella Playa) Carretera de Cádiz Km. 193 Marbella T: 952 834 113;

HOUSES OF ART GALLERY Marbella Club Hotel Blv. Pr. Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Marbella, Tel. 952857196

SALA BEACH Location: Urb. Marina Villa (beachside) Tel. 952 813 882

MARBELLA POLO CLUB, Tel. 639 30 85 55,

THE COURTYARD MARBELLA Location: Carretera Ojen 2.8Km,,

PALACIO DE CONGRESOS MARBELLA Location: Calle Jose Melia 2 Tel. 952 828 244, PEDRO SANCHEZ RIDING Location: Ctra. de Ronda Tel. 952 788 189 SALON VARIETES THEATRE Location: C/ Emanicipacion, s/n Fuengirola Tel. 952 474 542 SELWO Autovia Costa del Sol, KM 162,500, Estepona, Tel. 902 19 04 82,

VILLA DEL MAR: Loation: Marbella Club Hotel, Av. Alfonso de Hohenlohe Tel. 952 822 211

Golf Courses

TEAM4YOU Location: Puerto Banus Tel. 619 987 093

ALOHA GOLF CLUB Location: Apdo. 141, Urb. Aloha Golf, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 952 812 388

TIMELESS GALLERY Location: Avda. Jose Banús S/N, Edificio Málaga II, Marbella. T +34 670 25 62 75 W

ATALAYA GOLF CLUB Location: Avda. de las Golondrinas, Estepona Tel. 952 882 812

Event Venues CORTIJO DEL MARQUES Location: Albolote (Granada). Tel. 958 340 077,

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TIKITANO Location: Urb. Guadalmansa, Ctra de Cadiz 340 – KM 164 Estepona. Tel. 952 798 449,

CALANOVA GOLF CLUB Location: Urb. Calanova Golf Club Tel. 951 170 194 EL CHAPARRAL GOLF CLUB Location: Urbanizacion El Chaparral, N-340 KM 203, Mijas Costa Tel. 952 587 773,

EL PARAISO GOLF CLUB CN 340, km 167, Estepona 296880 Tel. 952 883 835 FINCA CORTESIN GOLF CLUB Location: Carretera de Casares s/n, Casares Tel. 952 937 883 FLAMINGOS GOLF CLUB Location: Ctra de Cadiz KM 166 Tel. 952 889 157 LAURO GOLF 27 Location: Carretera de Málaga a Coin A-404, Alhaurin de la Torre Tel. 952 412 767 LA CALA GOLF RESORT Location: Urb. La Cala Golf, Mijas Costa Tel. 952 669 000 LA QUINTA GOLF ACADEMY Location: Urb. La Quinta Golf, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 902 204 208 LOS NARANJOS GOLF CLUB Location: Plaza Cibeles, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 952 815 206 MARBELLA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Location: Ctra de Cadiz, N-340 KM 188 Tel. 952 830 500 MONTE PARAISO Location: C/ Camino de Camojan s/n, Sierra Blanca Tel. 952 822 781 SAN ROQUE CLUB CN 340, Km 127, 11360 San Roque, Cádiz, Tel. 956 61 30 30,

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SANTA MARIA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Location: Urb. Elviria, Ctra. Cadiz-Málaga, KM 192, Elviria Tel. 952 831 036,

TITAN ACADEMY Location: Gaudi N. 11/13, Estepona, Málaga, 29680 Tel. 951 518 057 ; 608 337 171

REAL CLUB DE GOLF GUADALMINA Urb. Guadalmina Alta, A-7, Km.170, San Pedro de Alcántara, Tel. 952 88 33 75,

Interior Design Houses

SANTANA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Location: Ctra la Cala – Entrerrios, Mijas Costa Tel. 902 517 700, VALDERRAMA GOLF CLUB Location: Avenida de los Cortijos, San Roque Tel. 956 791 200,

Gyms and Tennis Clubs DY GYM Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía DYNAMIC TRAINING CENTRE Location: Ctra de Istan, Centro Comercial Le Village Tel. 952 775 021, GLOW WELLNESS & FITNESS

Location: Avenida Playas del Duque, Edificio Sevilla, Puerto Banus Tel. 952 908 507 NCT Location: Urb. Monte Paraiso Golf Tel. 952 866 843 MGM Gym Location: Avenida de Manolete 10, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 952 817 219

ELIGRASS T. 951 498 732, SECRETZA Edificio Casablanca, Golden Mile, Marbella +34 952 764 595, STOREY DESIGN Aloha Garden, Local 1-2, Avenida del Prado s/n, Nueva Andalucía T. +34 672 216 848 ; + 34 951 279 258,

G VEGA CERAMIC Location: Polígono La Campana Nva Andalucía Tel. 952 816 848 INDIA EXOTICA Location: Calle Fragua 43, Marbella Tel. 952 778 500 JENSEN BEDS Location: Poligno Nueva Campana 23, Nueva Andalucia, tel. 952 90 88 55, MESSEG DESIGN Location: C/Aluminio 6, Poligono Industrial La Hermita Tel. 952 857 439 LA CASA BLANCA Location: La Colonia, Exit San Pedro, next to McDonalds, Tel. 952 78 91 98

COCINAS PLUS Location: La Cala de Mijas Showroom, Bulevar de La Cala, Local 1, Mijas-Costa, Tel. 952 58 77 59,

LOFT & ROOMERS Location: Oasis Business Center, Ctra. De Cadiz km 183, Golden Mile, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 21 39

DESIGN SPACE Location: Avda. De Salamanca, Urb. Nueva Andalucia, Edif El Mirador, local 6, San Pedro de Alcantara, Tel. 952 799 440,

MARBELLA CARPETS Location: Edificio Casablanca, Golden Mile, Tel. 952 77 37 65,

EZ HOME SOLUTIONS Location: Poligono Industrial Norte C/ Carril De Picaza, 23, San Pedro De Alcantara, Marbella, 29670 Tel. 952 799 344, FOC DESIGN Av. Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, 16 Nueva Andalucía T. 952 817 129

MOBILE & DISEÑO Location: A7 – Km. 189, 5, Marbella, Tel. 952 83 76 01, ROCHE BOBOIS Location: Centro Comercial Torre Real, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 78 58, NALIPEMI Tel. 660 676 322

Selected Fruits & Vegetables Pata Negra Ham International Cheese Organic Food Coffee & Tea Dips and Foie gras Oil and Vinegar Confectionery and Bakery Cantabrian Anchovies Special Albacore Tuna Fish Canned Vegetables Nuts Homemade Jams


Luxury Flights WORLD AVIATION Tel. 618 226 332 world

OWEN FARRELL Tel: 670 664 341, (+35) 387 268 28 32 NANI & ANTONIO PEREZ, Tel. 615 31 44 46




SOL WEDDING Tel: 678 486 069;

ÓPTICA MARBELLA Location: Avda. Ricardo Soriano 21, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 46 24

Property Developers

SPECSAVERS Location: Avd. Ricardo Soriano, 12, Tel. 952 863 332, OPTIPRIX C.C La Canada, 30, Marbella, Tel. 952 82 03 56

Pets ADANA Location: Camino Padre Cura, Urb. Huerta Nueva, 14 Tel. 952 113 467 CLÍNICA VETERINARIA ZARPAS Y BIGOTES Location: Urb. Marbella Real, 13. Tel. 952 857 863/ 659 069 000, FAMA Location: Camino de Campanallas Tel. 620 354 885 MOBILE VET Location: Calle Santa Lucia, 23, San Pedro de Alcantara, Tel. 952 78 07 33, POINTER VETERINARY CLINIC Location: Nueva Andalucía and & Estepona Tel. 952 906 626 / 952 804 165, TRIPLE A Location: Ojen Road, up from La Cañada Tel. 952 771 586 aaahelps. com

Photographers & Artists JULIA RODER Tel: 678 521 108, julia@juliaroder. com, FRENCH KISS Centro Comercial Cristamar, Puerto Banus, T. +34 657 106 780, +34 652 310 222, ANNA GAZDA Tel: 633 654 476; IMAGE GURU Tel. 662 434 400,, JEREMY STANDLEY Tel: 607 717 565; JB FORT

FOC DESIGN Av. Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, 16 Nueva Andalucía T. 952 817 129 QUAY PROPERTY GROUP Location: Mellior Vasari La Alzambra Local 3-1, Puerto Banus Tel. 951 319 728 PROPANA GROUP Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banus, Local 18 Propanaestates. com

Radio BEACHGROOVES 97.1 Tel. +34 616 353 623,, SPECTRUM 90.4 FM Location: Centro Comercial Diana Blq 3 Local 27 y 28, Urb. Nueva Atalaya, Estepona, Tel. 952 90 50 00, TALK RADIO 91.9FM Tel. 952 799 953,

Real Estate Offices MARBELLA FOR SALE Edificio Marina Banús, Calle Francisco Villalón, Bl.4, Local 8, Puerto Banus. T: 952 90 73 86, SPACE MARBELLA Plaza de las Orquídeas 3, Nueva Andalucia. Tel: 951 052 766 / Marbella Old Town, Calle Africa 2. Tel: 951 203 716, DIANA MORALES Av. Cánovas del Castillo, 4, 29601 Marbella, Tel. +34 952 765 138, ESPANA-HOLIDAYS Marbella Office; Espana Holiday, c/c Nuevo Rosario, Local 3, urb. El Rosario, 29604, Marbella. Tel. 951 310 462 ; 666 040 590 Nueva Andalucia Office; New Era Sales Espana SL. Centro Plaza, Local 1, Avd. Manolete 1,Nueva Andalucia. T. 952 908 856 ; 674 061 675, FINE & COUNTRY Location: Marbella Club Hotel Boulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Marbella Tel: +34 952 764010,


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JACKSON GRUNDY Ed. La Rotonda, Av. Manolete Nva. Andalucía & Centro Plaza Nva. Andalucía T: +34 952 90 75 21

Restaurants SOTOGRANDE

PASSION CAFE Centro Comercial La Colonia, San Pedro de Alcantara. Tel: 952 781 583,

MP DUNNE Centro Expo 11-12 (Opp. Marbella Club Hotel), Tel. +34 952 866 072,

Trocodero Sotogrande Paseo del Parque s/n, 11310 San Roque, Cádiz. Tel. 678 456 047,

MR. BURGER Avenida Luis Braille no 20 San Pedro de Alcántara Tel. 952 785 257

NEVADO REALTY Calle Camilo Jose Cela 18, Marbella, Tel. +34 952 825 517,


URBAN BISTRO Av. Mediterraneo, ed. Los Arqueros Beach, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel. 951 518 105

QUESTATES Calle Francisco Villalon 13, Marina Banus 4, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Tel. +34 952 819 174, PRIME PROPERTY MARBELLA Tel. 951 082 367 PROPANA GROUP Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banus, Local 18

FINCA CORTESIN EL JARDIN Location: Carretera de Casares S/N Tel. 952 937 800, BENAHAVIS Indian MASALA Location: C. Com, El Pilar, Local 2 Tel. 900 525 801, International

RHONE PROPERTY Avda. Ricardo Soriano 63, +34 952 766 288

HEAVEN BEACH BAR Location: Playa de Guadalmansa km. 164, Estepona, Tel. 659, 220 570,

THE REAL ESTATE GALLERY Avda. Pablo Ruiz Picasso, San Pedro de Alcantara, Tel. 952 799 393,

TANINO Location: Calle Pino Real, 5 Saladillo Benamara, Benahavis Tel. 952 883 259,

WASA INMOBILIARA Centro Comercial Plaza 65-66, Nueva Andalucia, Marbella, Tel. +34 952 818 000,


WILLIAMS INTERNATIONAL, Tel. 662 528 363/ 951 120 274

International ALBERT Y SIMON Urbanización Nueva Alcántara Edificio Mirador, Bloque 4-B San Pedro Marbella Tel: 952 78 37 14,



Spanish EL RINCON DE LA SALA Location: Calle Marques del Duero, San Pedro Tel. 951 506 249 El Rincon de La Sala takes the irrevocable values of La Sala, including terraces and prime location, then overlays a more Spanish style of cuisine and atmosphere. ALABARDERO BEACH CLUB Urb. Castiglione s/n San Pedro de Alcantara T. 952 780 552 PUERTO BANÚS American HARD ROCK CAFÉ Location: Calle Ramón Areces Esquina Marina Banús Tel. 952 908 024, JACKS AMERICAN BRASSERIE Location; Calle Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús. Marbella. Tel: 952 813 625,

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Italian CARPACCIO Location: Muelle Ribera, Casa M Local 20, Tel. 952 813 357, PIZZERIA PICASSO Location: C/ Muelle Ribera Local 48 / 49 Tel. 952 813 669

LA SALA BANUS Location: Calle Belmonte Tel. 952 814 145 La Sala offers eight individually styled settings to suit whatever mood you are in – for breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon drinks with friends, evening cocktails or private business meetings.


OLD JOY´S PUB Location: C/Muelle Ribera, Lc. 58-59 Puerto Banús, Marbella Tel. 952 84 283

MISTER NOODLES Avda. Manolete 14, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 951 40 00 08,

OCEAN CLUB Location: Avda. Lola Flores Tel. 952 908 137

SANDWICH BAR Centro Romano Local 2, Avenida Manolete 20, Nueva Andalucia. T: 951 899 854, AMBROSIA Urb. La Alzambra Crta. Nac. 340, Km. 175 Puerto Banús T. +34 685 201 206 EL GRAN GATSBY Location: Puerto Banus A vanguard concept of the Mediterranean kitchen in the best spot of Puerto Banús, offering you an author’s kitchen with magnificent views over the Mediterranean sea INFUSCHIA Location: Plaza Antonio Banderas, (Within the club Tibu Banus), Puerto Banus. Tel. 952 815 325, JOHN SCOTTS Location: Muelle Ribiera Casa F, Local 24, Marbella, T. 644 954 872,

SALA BY THE SEA Location: Urb. Marina Villa (beachside) Tel. 952 813 882 Luxurious Balinese setting with an al fresco restaurant serving an appetising selection of dishes ranging from fresh seafood platters to Thai fusion cuisine, sushi, creative salads and lighter dishes. SANTÉ Centro Comercial Puerta de Banús, Local 22, Puerto Banús T. +34 951 196 777 Oriental TOP THAI Centro Plaza, Av Manolete, 1, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 951-31-97-78, FETOUN C/ Francisco J. Villalón, Edificio Cristamar, Puerto Banús T. +34 610 742 202

NAGA THAI Location: C.C. Cristamar Tel. 952 815 319 Wide range of exquisite and exotic dishes enjoyed in stylish surroundings. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Takeaway and full catering service also available. THAI GALLERY Location: Puerta de Banus Tel. 952 818 392 NUEVA ANDALUCIA French LE DISCRET Location: Av. del Prado. Urb. Los Naranjos Country Club, Indian CURRY LEAVES Avda. del Prado, Centro Comercial Aloha Local 1d Nueva Andalucia, +34 951 319 669, MASALA Avda. del Prado, Nueva Andalucía, BOLLYWOOD RESTAURANT Location: Urb. Fuente Aloha Tel. 952 906 748 Exotic blend of fantastic fragrant food, with an ambiance inspired by rich culture, all topped off with excellent service. International

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

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VILLA TIBERIO Location: Marbella Mar Tel. 952 771 799 Highly popular restaurant set within stylish surroundings; al fresco at it’s best.

THE FRESH FOOD CAFÉ Location: Urb. Los Naranjos de Marbella Tel. 952 907 364 Fresh food, simple ingredients, always freshly prepared to order.


ALBERT´S BAR & GRILL CABOPINO Location: Puerto Cabopino, Edf. B, Lc. B5 Tel. 952 836 886

MASALA MARBELLA Location: Ctra. Cadiz Km.179 (opposite Marbella Club) Tel. 952 857 670,

LA DESPENSA DE ALANDA Location: Carretera de Cadiz Km 192, Elviria. Tel. 952 768 150

MAGNA CAFÉ Location: Magna Marbella Golf Tel. 952 929 587, Exquisite cuisine in stunning surroundings. Bar and large terrace with breathtaking views.

TAJ MAHAL Location: C/ Jazmines 17 Local 1 Tel. 952 814 719, Exotic Indian cuisine, perfect for intimate dining and takeaway.

STARZ Location: Centro Comercial Plaza, K3, Nueva Andalucía,Marbella. Tel. 952 81 63 13,

CIBO Bulevard Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, 11, 29600 Marbella, Málaga Tel. 952 90 03 80

THE BEACH HOUSE Location: frontline beach Elviria Tel. 952 839 458 Idyllic location by the sea with stunning sunsets over one of the Coast’s best beaches. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

YANX CAFÉ Location: Centro Plaza Tel. 952 818 861 A prized location and lively atmosphere make this a great choice all-round. Italian REGINA’S Location: Near Andalucia Plaza Tel. 952 814 529 Elegant surroundings with high-quality Italian dishes ranging from traditional to creative.


Mexican ZAPATA TEX-MEX Location: Golden Mile. Carretera de Cádiz Km. 178,5 Marbella. Tel.: +34 952 86 72 83 Oriental


SUKHOTHAI Location: Marbella Mar Tel. 952 770 550 Fabulous Thai cuisine with intimate surroundings and cosmopolitan décor.

ASIATICO ZEN Location: Calle Lirios s/n T el. 952 817 691

TAI PAN Location: Puente Romano Tel. 952 777 893,

SENSATIONS DELI & SUSHI Location: Av. Manolete, 20, Tel. 952 814 964 Innovative and tantalising sushi creations at competitive prices. TUK TUK Location: Urb. Aloha Gardens Tel. 951 279 188 GOLDEN MILE International LA PARRILLA GOURMET Bulevar Alfonso von Hohenlohe (In front of Marbella Club Hotel), Marbella. Tel. 952 827 880, SUTTON Urb. Marbellamar, Milla de Oro, Marbella T. +34 952 770 760, MC CAFÉ Location: Marbella Club Hotel Tel. 952 822 211 Creative and affordable fine dining open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. SMALL WORLD CAFÉ Location: C.C. Le Village Tel. 952 771 046, SUTTON Location: Urb. MarbellaMar, Milla de Oro, Tel. 952 770 760


EAST OF MARBELLA International

D-WINE Location: Calle Norte 2, Marbella, (Take exit for Cortijo Blanco, immediately after the San Pedro) Tel. 952 81 44 46,

MARBELLA International BECKITT’S Location: Calle Camilo José Cela, Nº 4 Tel. 952 868 898, GARUM Location: Paseo Maritimo Tel. 952 858 858, Great for drinks, snacks and a la carte dining. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. NUEVA KASKADA Location: Urb. La Montua, Calle Chorreadero, Marbella Tel. 952 864 478, Open everyday from 7pm, enjoy fresh cuisine on their vast terrace. PACO JIMENEZ CULINARY ART Location: Plaza de los Naranjos, 11 (Orange Square, 11) Marbella Centre Tel. 952 77 36 10 / 627 625 952 PAELLA’S Y MÁS Location: Calle Jacinto Benavente 33, Entrance Ricardo Soriano 40, 29601 Marbella, Tel. 952 82 25 11, Japanese TAHINI Location: Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe, Tel. 952 902 936

NIKKI BEACH Location: Hotel Don Carlos Tel. 952 836 239 Nikki’s signature ‘global’ cuisine served in luxurious beach club surroundings either on he palm-shaded al fresco terrace, or from on the oversized beach beds. MIJAS COSTA International EL OCEANO BEACH HOTEL & RESTAURANT Location: Miraflores. Tel. 952 587 637 El Oceano is an oasis of laid-back luxury, privately owned and operated, where guest comfort and satisfaction is paramount. The three restaurants serve up flawless food and the views are breathtaking. OLIVIA’S LA CALA Location:Calle Torreon La Cala de Mijas Tel. 952 494 935

Useful websites CONFLICT INTERNATIONAL +44 (0)20 7917 2939, EXPLORE MARBELLA A comprehensive business directory with real reviews and daily deals. LÍNEA DIRECTA Insurance for your car, motorcycle, and home. PROPERTY PAINTERS Tel. 606 788 630, REYNARD PRODUCTIONS Tel. 673 505 838,

Welcome to the Marbella Club Kid’s Club Memories to last a lifetime

Come and join us as we open the doors to our Kids Club, a place where

all the ingredients have been carefully chosen to form a playful and dynamic space that invites to explore, discover and experience. There will be something for everyone to enjoy and to be inspired by. Our programme has been specially designed to help develop and nurture special talents, teach essential life skills and offer a truly extraordinary childhood experience.

Open 365 days of the year from 10am to 6pm and intended for children aged 4-14, the Kid´s Club has something to suit the personality and interests of every child.

Be ready to roll up your sleeves and get creative in the Garage Kitchen or let your imagination run wild in the arts and craft studio.

We are delighted to announce a unique

opportunity to become a member of our Kid’s Club. We are now offering a limited number of memberships for families here in the Marbella area and also for those who are not based here but who visit Marbella on a regular basis.

Sport lovers will burn off excess energy with the extensive range of action-packed sports and seaside activities on offer, including sea kayaking and paddle surf.

If you wish to receive further information about our Memberships please contact Marta Arrese /

Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602, Marbella, Málaga, Spain (34) 952 822 211 Fax (34) 952 82 88 84


Your One Stop

Equestrian shop Zafiro Equestrian is situated in the heart of Mijas Costa at the lovely La Ventilla Stables. We are proud to be able to offer you every equestrian item that is available on the market; horse tack, potions and lotions, supplements, yard equipment and even your jumping poles! Should we not have it, we can order it; indeed, we will make it our mission to supply it to you. We cater for everyone’s needs: to do that we provide a delivery service and we also bring our shop to you, to your yard or your events. It’s a wardrobe for your horse, brought to your very door step. We aim to be the best value for money, whilst still maintaining quality and keeping your safety in mind at all times. Come visit Zafiro Equestrian - we’ll put the kettle on! Tel. 664 035 949

An Equestrians Dream all in one shop with a dash of quality and an added smile Zafiro Equestrian +34 664 03 59 49 Diseminado Atalaya, 144, 29649 Mijas





Ocean Clinic are overwhelmed to have received an award for Excellent Customer Service following the overflow of positive feedback they have had from their customers. The accolade was awarded by healthcare website and it is based on patient ratings and comments made over the year about a clinic’s service and overall experience. Clients were asked to rate the clinic based on how well they were looked after, how quickly they were contacted and seen and how happy they were with the treatment. Chief surgeon and Society’s favourite doctor, Dr. Kai Kaye, who opened the private clinic in Marbella town in 2008, thanks his hard working staff and loyal patients for supporting the clinic and allowing them to receive such an honour. He told us: “We pride ourselves on the service we offer to our customers, from their initial contact with the clinic right through to their treatment and aftercare. Not only do we have one of the very best clinical teams on the Costa del Sol, we also have state-of-the-art medical facilities and luxury patient bedrooms, to ensure clients are as well cared for as possible. This award is proof that our


investment in our clinic and people is paying off.” Congratulations to Ocean Clinic Marbella – you deserve this award for all of your hard work and dedication over the past eight years!

“We pride ourselves on the service we offer to our customers, from their initial contact with the clinic right through to their treatment and aftercare...”

The Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is thrilled to present guests with an all-encompassing wellness experience based on Mediterranean principles in a luxurious resort setting. Our programmes are results-oriented and designed to deliver an exceptional fusion of modern innovation with ancient healing methods.

Guests can choose between 2, 4, 7 or 14-day programmes which include a selection of medical services, spa treatments, workshops, healthy cuisine, activities,holistic, therapeutic and thalassotherapy sessions.

TO HELP YOU STAY ON TRACK, WE ARE OFFERING A 6-DAY PROMOTION* Three 50-minute treatments of your choice | Three Personal Training Sessions Six Thalasso Pool Sessions | Six Kid’s Club access for 2 hours per day | Six Access to Wellness Activities courtesy of Marbella Club Promotion subject to availability. All activities and treatments must be reserved 48 hrs. in advance.

If you wish to receive further information about our Wellness Programmes please contact our dedicated wellness team: Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602, Marbella, Málaga, Spain (34) 952 822 211 Fax (34) 952 82 88 84

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Society Marbella March 2016  

Society Marbella is the most avidly read monthly magazine on the Costa del Sol. It is not just read as a lifestyle magazine: it is used as a...

Society Marbella March 2016  

Society Marbella is the most avidly read monthly magazine on the Costa del Sol. It is not just read as a lifestyle magazine: it is used as a...