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So are you ready for Summer? If you haven’t really haven’t had time to plan for it, but can’t help noticing that it’s getting a lot warmer then you will bae very interested in this month’s issue of SOCIETY. For the fashion conscious woman who hasn’t yet made her mind up about tahis year’s beachwear we have the latest and – we think – best yet collection from Virginia Macari. This woman is such a perfectionist that she and her team spent ages scouting for the best location in which to stage the photoshoot for this collection, eventually finding a secret beach in Lagos, Portugal which offered everything that was needed. We think the results more than justify the amount of care that Virginia and her team took to present her latest creations in their natural habitat! Turn to Page 52 and have a look at the results of all their hard work – we think that you’ll agree that it was worth it.

Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s 2015 ready-to-wear Spanish collection, the Andalusian Tea has been designed to be as good to look at as it is to eat. You can enjoy tea from 4pm to 7pm, but booking at least 24 hours in advance is recommended, as tables have been filling up fast.

Last month we looked at the life and career of Hollywood director, Ridley Scott and we were fascinated to hear that his next project is likely to be a biopic of Mexican drug baron and head of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. Scott was recently spotted scouting for locations in Málaga, so there is a considerable amount of anticipation both locally and internationally. With the popularity of the Netflix series Narcos, this biopic is bound to represent more box office gold for Scott. If you’re not familiar with the exploits of this dodgy character/folk hero (El Chapo, not Ridley Scott!), you can read more about him on Page 82. As the Summer approaches we’re always looking for new experiences, so were very interested to hear about the fun twist that has been applied to afternoon tea by the team at the Sea Grill at Puente Romano.

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Another new experience that you will definitely want to have as the mercury starts to soar is La Sala’s brand new venture, Mahiki Beach, which celebrates its grand opening this month. Named after the Polynesian name for the path to the underworld, this fantastic new venue, which also sports branches in London and Dubai, has found its natural home in Marbella. In fact, it’s difficult to think of anything that screams, “Summer on the Coast!” quite as much as a ‘tiki’ (Polynesian style) chiringuito and cocktail bar. Located on the beachfront near the Fuerte Hotel, Ian Radford promises that this latest string to La Sala’s bow will deliver a unique experience which unites the best of Spanish and Polynesian beach culture. We predict that Mahiki Beach will be a massive success. We also bid a fond farewell to Chuck Berry, who died in March. Probably most kindly described as a flawed character, Berry nonetheless changed the face of popular music with hits like ‘Maybelline’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’. He might have been 90 years old, but he was still recording and performing when he died. Apart from this Bettina visits London and reports on all the best places to find healthy food and Ian Kuah test drives the new Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupé. Enjoy the comparative peace of May, because it will all kick off very soon! ‘Til next time... Andy Clark

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Goodbye to a legend

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Mr Rock N Roll A celebrity death making the lead headline on the news might normally raise a few eyebrows, but when Chuck Berry passed away recently at the age of 90, only the most tone deaf questioned his importance in the development of popular music.

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orn on October the 18th 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri to Henry William Berry, a contractor and deacon of a Baptist chapel and his wife Martha Bell, the principal of a local high school, the young Chuck had a very comfortable, middle class upbringing. The fourth of six children, his musical aptitude was obvious from a young age and his parents were sufficiently well-heeled to ensure that he had the wherewithal to pursue his ambitions. His first public appearance was at school in 1941 but, in 1944, while still a student at Summer High School, he was arrested for armed robbery and stealing a car at gunpoint.

“IT AMAZES ME WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SAY, 'I WANT TO GO OUT AND FIND OUT WHO I AM.' I ALWAYS KNEW WHO I WAS. I WAS GOING TO BE FAMOUS IF IT KILLED ME.�

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After his conviction he was sent to the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, more than a two hour drive away. Chuck even managed to turn this experience to his advantage, forming a singing group that was deemed sufficiently competent to be allowed to perform at various venues beyond the boundaries of the detention centre. Chuck was released on his 21st birthday and, almost a year later, married Themetta Suggs, who was better known by her nickname, Toddy. Following the birth of their daughter, Ingrid on October the 3rd 1950, Chuck knew that he would need to take on any work that he could get to support his family, so he worked at two car assembly plants and became a janitor in the apartment block in which he and Toddy were living. Finding this work a little mundane he decided to train as a beautician and was soon making

enough money to buy a modest but comfortable three-room cottage which is now listed as Chuck Berry House on the US National Register of Historic Places. When extra money was needed for food and nappies, Chuck soon found that he could supplement his beautician's income by playing the guitar with local bands. It wasn't going to make him a millionaire, but it certainly kept the wolf from the door. He had been a keen blues exponent since his youth, copying the style of T-Bone Walker, who was something of a showman and was able to develop this further during his time with Johnnie Johnson's trio. Berry established a strong working relationship with the pianist and brought his uniquely audience-friendly approach to the band's live appearances, showing his ability to nail various genres. Berry quickly became famous for playing a crowd pleasing mixture of rhythm and blues


“ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ACCEPTED ME AND PAID ME, EVEN THOUGH I LOVED THE BIG BANDS... I WENT THAT WAY BECAUSE I WANTED A HOME OF MY OWN. I HAD A FAMILY. I HAD TO RAISE THEM. LET’S DON’T LEAVE OUT THE ECONOMICS. NO WAY.”

and country tunes, having developed an innate sense of where the two merged. In May 1955 he travelled to Chicago and met his idol, Muddy Waters, who suggested that he should speak to Leonard Chess of Chess Records. Chess wasn't especially interested in Berry's R&B credentials since the market was shrinking at the time, but was impressed by him and thought that he could well represent the means to move beyond Chess Records' usual sphere of influence. On May the 21st 1955 Berry recorded a new version of an old song, 'Ida Red' under the name of 'Maybellene' and the rest is history. The song sold more than a million copies, reaching Number One on Billboard's Rhythm & Blues chart and Number Five on its Best Sellers in Stores on September the 10th 1955. Berry later credited the spirit of the time for its success: “It came out at the right time when AfroAmerican music

was spilling over into mainstream pop," he would say later. The following year marked the successful release of 'Roll Over Beethoven' and Berry's growing friendship with Carl Perkins, which was kick-started when the pair toured as two of the 'Top Acts of '56'. Perkins said of Berry, “I knew when I first heard Chuck that he'd been affected by country music. I respected his writing; his records were very, very great.” From 1957 to 1959 the hits started to pour out: Berry's more than a dozen chart successes over this period included such classics as 'Rock and Roll Music', 'Sweet Little Sixteen' and the song for which he would probably always be best known, 'Johnny B. Goode'. By the time the 1960s arrived Berry was one of the hottest musical tickets in America, but another criminal conviction, this one for having sex with a 14 year-old waitress. His marriage to Toddy was ended only by his death, but Berry must have given her cause for no small amount of pain and she was left alone to cope with bringing up Ingrid and their other children, Melody, Aloha and Charles Jr. alone as Chuck served his 18 month sentence from February 1962 to October 1963. By the time Berry was released from prison the musical world had changed utterly, British bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones having discovered his music and successfully released versions that brought his influence to a much wider audience. On top of this The Beach Boys had 'reworked' (others prefer 'plagiarised') 'Sweet Little Sixteen' into 'Surfin' USA' and found themselves with a massive hit.

Switching labels to Mercury, Berry had less recording success in the 1960s but quickly gained a reputation as a riveting live performer, using his trademark duck walk and an improvisatory technique that made many musicians find him difficult to work with. The truth was, you never knew what Chuck Berry was going to do until he had done it – and, usually, neither did he. After returning to Chess Records Berry enjoyed one of his greatest successes. Released in 1972, 'My Ding-a-Ling' was based on an earlier composition, 'My Tambourine' and, mostly due to its call and response chorus, cheeky innuendo and notoriety (Britain's Mary Whitehouse led a noisy but

“I LOVE POETRY. I LOVE RHYMING. DO YOU KNOW, THERE ARE POETS WHO DON'T RHYME? SHAKESPEARE DID NOT RHYME MOST OF THE TIME, AND THAT'S WHY I DO NOT LIKE HIM.” unsuccessful campaign to have the song banned) reached Number One in the UK, US and Canadian charts. For some of the later baby boomers, raised on UK cover versions of 'Rock and Roll Music' and 'Roll Over Beethoven', it represented a first exposure to Chuck Berry that often resulted in young music

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“YOU DON'T JUST GO TO THE STUDIO AND SAY, 'I'M GOING TO WRITE A HIT.' IT BECOMES A HIT WHEN PEOPLE LIKE YOUR COMPOSITIONS.”

“DON’T LET THE SAME DOG BITE YOU TWICE.”

lovers looking for his earlier recordings. He followed this unprecedented success in 1973 with a live recording of 'Reelin' and Rockin'' which became his last Top 40 hit. Not that the world had seen the last of Chuck Berry. He kept up a punishing schedule of live performances throughout his life, although music critics reported that his appearances were, “...increasingly erratic... working with terrible backup bands and turning in sloppy, out-of-tune performances which tarnished his reputation with younger fans and old-timers alike.” For every fan who remembers Berry in his heyday there are an equal number of people who recall his crimes and misdemeanours, which were numerous and continued as he acquired a restaurant, The Southern Air in Wentzville, Missouri. Berry claimed that the video camera that he had installed in the women's toilet was to catch an employee who he suspected of stealing, but he was later forced to settle a

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class action suit with 59 women after a police raid on his home allegedly found videotapes of women (and a minor) using the toilets. After a great deal of legal argy-bargy, Berry managed to escape with nothing more serious than a six-month suspended prison sentence and two years' unsupervised probation for possession of 62 grams of marijuana, which was found during the search. He was also ordered to donate $5,000 to a local hospital. Not long before he died Berry revealed that he would be releasing his first album since 1979's Rock It. Chuck, which features Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid on guitar and harmonica, was dedicated to Themetta, to whom he was married for 68 years at the time of his death, on March the 18th. After a life with Chuck Berry she has surely earned this recognition, even more than he has earned the admiration of his peers.


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The Entertainment Charts

Marbella’s superstar DJs and SOCIETY magazine’s favourite music maestros are here to bring you the hottest and hippest tracks of the month. The Danish duo have selected some banging beats from Pop to RnB and from House to Funk.

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Iggy Azalea - Mo Bounce Cool club track with a nice bounce to it, as promised by the title. This one will definitely get everyone up and going on the dance floor!

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LANY - It Was Love (Chilled) Still one of our favourite bands, consistently making great music. We are thinking this could be one for the ladies out there.

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G4shi - Disrespecful (Hip Hop) Catchy chorus, hard hitting beat and flow is dead on point. An absolute banger and one that will be heard in all the clubs this season.

Kendrick Lamar - DNA (Hip Hop) The lyrical genius is back with an awesome album titled DAMN. Highly recommended for hip-hop heads and this is one of our favourite tracks. Yup, we do love it.

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Lewis Capaldi - Bruises (Indie) Will someone please tell us where this guy came from – he just seemed to arrive out of nowhere? Some of the best vocals we've heard in a long time and we predict that he will be huge!

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Khrebto, Aiaya - After All (Electronic) Clean vocals, relaxing melody and a very nice flow on the drop. Great summer track that we hope to be hearing a lot more of over the next few weeks.

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A Theatrical MASTERPIECE on your plate Prepare yourself to be taken on a journey to a world beyond your wildest dreams. A treat for all five senses and an adventure to the unknown. This month we talk to Director of Gastronomy - Manuel Lopez-Quiñones about his plans for its theatrical experience.

Tell us about your background in artistic gastronomy. After 20 years experience working as a chef, I look back and think of the drive behind my success. I guess, I used to look up to my big brother who is also a chef and I always wanted to aspire to work along side him.

So, in what other scenarios have you developed your art? In terms of Spanish restaurants, I worked with Dani Garcia when he opened his first restaurant Tragabuches in Ronda. Then there was La Broche in Madrid, which boasts 2 Michelin stars and also Arola in Barcelona which has its own style of casual fine dining. I have acquired a wealth of experience from countries from all over the world such as Holland, Norway, Malaysia, Curacao and Singapore. But my culinary skills will always include an Asian twist as I love their cuisine.

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The creativity long with the wellstructured mentality of the management team was a key selling point.

You have experience in Michelin star restaurants and have worked all around the world. Why Marbella now? I always follow projects and professional people to work with, so from the first meeting I had a good feeling for Teatro Marbella. After many years of experience in other countries and cultures, I believe it is the perfect moment and the perfect scenario to put a project together in my homeland. I love Spain, especially Marbella, and my

heart will always be here with my friends and amazing family (I have two beautiful children). We all know Spain offers the best climate in the world and, I am proud to say, an amazing quality of life, both outdoor and indoor, and wonderful people. Plus, the Mediterranean cuisine will always be my favourite.

How will you interpret a theatrical masterpiece into your recipes? Teatro is based on the art, the show, the feelings, the experience and the


cuisine is art itself. In this project I am the Director of Gastronomy, so I will put all my passion, creativity and inspiration into it and have fun all the way. We want to capture the magic of a theatre by interpreting it through our food. For example, I was asked “How do you manage to move an entire play to a plate?” My answer uses these analogies: actors = ingredients, chef = director and flavours = experiences. I think of it as entertainment on your plate. We will strive to continuously surprise and amaze our guests from the first bite. Everything will be accompanied by our fantastic shows

Teatro is based on the art, the show, the feelings, the experience and the cuisine is art itself.

and entertainment, and guests will discover that the activity in the kitchen is synchronized with what is happening on stage in real time. I am confident enough to say to all who are lucky enough to visit Teatro Marbella will leave with some unforgettable memories

You just mentioned that the cuisine is art. What artistic style can we expect?

We will be using only the finest ingredients to create amazing and imaginative culinary delights that you won’t find elsewhere. We believe that when you are in Spain you want to sample Spanish delicacies and we strive to put love and passion into all our dishes whilst applying the most novel and creative trends. But, with regards to the style of food, you can expect to be wowed by the best Spanish products infused with Asian recipes and other lovely ingredients from around the globe.

I will put all my passion, creativity and inspiration into it and have fun all the way.

How much growth do you see for Teatro Marbella in years to come? When you combine the show, the interior, the food and the overall experience of the guests, I can only see a rapid growth for Teatro Marbella. We have such an amazing team who are very experienced in all aspects of presenting theatrical drama in a number of different forms. I believe, and so does the rest of the team, that we will exceed the expectations from our demographic and keep our guests coming back for

more. Of course, I have full confidence in my team as we all have a wealth of experience in gastronomy, but with the show, the music, the amazing artists to come in the season, we will undoubtedly be No.1 in our industry.

Thank you Manuel Lopez-Quiñones for telling us all about your gastronomic plans for Teatro Marbella. It certainly sounds like it will a be both a dramatic and artistic dining experience that complements the other forms of performance at this new entertainment venue. teatromarbella.com / teatromarbella @teatromarbellaofficial

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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her The Baltimore Boys fellow Africans, and she is Joel Dicker coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Fresh from the staggering Caesar, a recent arrival success of The Truth about from Virginia, tells her the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling about the Underground Railroad, and they plot their to write his third novel. escape. Matters do not go A chance encounter in as planned - Cora kills a Florida throws him some young white boy who tries inspiration from a surprising to capture her - but they source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally manage to find a station and head north. successful singer and Marcus’s first love. All at once, In Whitehead’s ingenious memories of his childhood conception, the come flooding back, of a Underground Railroad is family torn apart by tragedy not a metaphor - a secret and a once glorious legacy network of tracks and reduced to shame and tunnels has been built ruin. The Baltimore Boys, The beneath the Southern soil. Goldman Gang. That was Cora and Caesar’s first stop what they called Marcus, is South Carolina, where and his cousins Hillel and both find work in a city that Woody. Three brilliant young at first seems like a haven. men with their whole lives But the city’s placid surface ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath masks an insidious scheme designed for its black the weight of lies, jealousy denizens - and Ridgeway, and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the the relentless slave-catcher burdens of his past, but now, sent to find her, arrives he must attempt to banish his in town. Forced to flee demons and tell the real story again, Cora embarks on a harrowing journey, state-byof the Baltimore Boys. state, seeking true freedom. This is a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering meditation on the history we all share.

Twin Peaks – SKY Atlantic It’s here at last! With creators David Lynch and Mark Frost on board for a third season, die-hard fans are already speculating as to what will happen in this very strange town in America’s north-west. When it first aired in 1990 the shockwaves it caused reverberated around the world, but will its comeback receive the same amount of attention? Fingers are being crossed globally, as its many fans await its return and say this simple prayer: “Please let it be even more freaky and weird than it was 25 years ago.” Hopes are high that it will maintain its previously stratospheric standards.

Jonestown – SKY 1 Following the success of the Chips and Tom Hardy imagined and Steven Knight penned BBC1 drama, Taboo, hopes are high that this costume drama will display the same dark edge. Set in 1619, Jonestown follows a disparate – and desperate – group of settlers as they work to build a new world in America. Among the first to arrive are three women who have dreams of a better life than they could ever imagine in Britain and are happy to grasp the challenge of being pioneers. This concept looks like it could well have a few seasons in it, providing it’s handled more effectively than the BBC’s 2015 Australian drama, Banished, which aimed to cover similar ground, albeit on a different continent.

American Gods – Amazon Prime If you’ve been thinking vaguely about subscribing to Amazon’s TV service but haven’t got around to it yet then this is the perfect spur. Neil Gaiman’s fabulously imaginative 2001 novel has been painstakingly brought to life by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, with the co-operation of Gaiman himself. A recently released exconvict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself Wednesday and knows more than perhaps he should about Shadow’s life and past. This basic premise soon unfolds into a strange and troubling story which encompasses many of America’s myths and legends. If it’s anything like as good as the book it could well be one of the TV events of 2017.


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Reality Bites The story so far... Out and About

It’s important to have a healthy lifestyle and to surround yourself with good people that inspire you to be the best you can be, so I love my hiking group! We have climbed to the top of every mountain on the Costa del Sol, swum in the lakes, paddle-surfed from Marbella Port to Nikki Beach, kayaked in the windy rivers in Casares and jumped off cliffs into fresh water pools in Estepona. Every week we women take on a new adventure and push our fitness limits. If you haven’t ventured out to try some of the outdoor activities that we are lucky to have here in Andalucia,

We Love Syria

Talking of empowering women, I want to tell you about accessories designer Rania Kinge. One of her lines is called I Love Syria and is dedicated to the empowerment of the displaced women in Syria. The bracelets and bags, inspired by the love Rania has for her native country, are created by women living in shelters. These designs allow a growing number of women to sustain an income, restore their sense of purpose and it also gives them hope. In these volatile times, I like the idea of fashion with a purpose. www.raniakinge.com or contact Rania at info@raniakinge.com

Fashion Forward

We all had a fantastic day in Sea Grill Puente Romano for the Alta Moda fashion show lunch last month. I met some of the best women of Marbella, many of whom will be attending my event on May the 5th. We have former Miss World Rosanna Davison and L.A. supermodel Roxy Horner flying in to model at the catwalk show. Super talented model and TV star Vogue Williams will also be on the decks playing the best tunes. There will be lots of surprises and a fantastic goody bag for all the guests on the day. I’m looking forward to showing you all my collection. Tables can be booked for the exclusive VM catwalk fashion show lunch through Saeko on +34 639 21 39 56 or Kenza on +34 646 637 187.

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Reality TV star and swimwear entrepreneur, Virginia Macari opens her doors exclusively to offer an insight into her travels and plans for the future.

When you know that all eyes will be on your latest swimwear collection, this is the busiest time of the year. As always, Virginia shows that, while the Coast might be a relaxing place to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle, it’s also a great place to get things done. Just look at what she’s achieved in the past month!

Model of Elegance

When I choose a model to be the face of my swimwear brand I look for elegance, grace and charisma. There is a special way to shoot swimwear and it needs to have class and substance and a luxury, high fashion edge. When my team and I first met Brazilian bombshell Cindy Mello as she stepped off the plane from New York to meet us, we all agreed that she has to be the most beautiful woman we have ever seen. I loved the way she connected with the camera; her aura and natural Amazonian body, doe-eyed features and caramel skin have earned her a super, top secret new contract. Virginia Macari Beachwear Couture is very proud to have such a supermodel as the face and body of the brand.

Girl Power!

I hope you like my new summer collection. This year’s is more daring than my previous designs, but I still keep a classic cut in many pieces in the range. I’m very proud that that the fabrics and finish in each piece are luxurious. It is a modern luxe brand for the goddesses in the world, made to inspire women to be daring and confident. I love to empower women, make them feel comfortable in their bodies and also stand out from the crowd.


Celebrity beautician, reality television star, and Director of Bardou Salon in Puerto Banús Natalie

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Is it possible to suffer from lifestyle envy? This month Natalie has been enjoying everything that life on this beautiful Coast has to offer and, we have to confess, we’re more than a little jealous!

Ladies who lunch!

Next was a visit from my lovely friend and winner of Celebrity Big Brother, Helen Wood. We were meant to be having a weight loss detox, but decided to retox instead. We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Olivia’s La Cala and then lunch at one of my favourite places, La Sala (where they also happen to serve free cava to all ladies that lunch #dangerous!)

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Mothers Day

First up was Mother’s Day which I spent with my beautiful family at Le Cube. I was spoiled rotten by the kids with lots of pressies including two pairs of Louboutins and a Louis Vuitton bag. Looks like my girls have learned just how much I love my shoes and bags!

I also managed to catch up with my lovely friends, Sophie Stanbury from the hit show, Ladies of London and Lily Fortescue from Made in Chelsea for cocktails at Harvey Nicks and a gorgeous dinner at The Chiltern Firehouse. Keep an eye out for me on the next series of Ladies of London because I’ll be making an appearance!

Bardou at Quinessentially

Next I was off to my favourite city: London, as Bardou was invited to attend the Quintessentially Wedding Show at the famous Langham Hotel alongside designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Dior and Giuseppe Zanotti. I’m a huge fashion fan and it was an honour to be asked to attend as the only hair and beauty expert.

Monkeying around!

My good friend Jana Pulk from the Puente Romano Group asked me to attend the opening of their newest lounge, The Monkey Club. It’s an amazing new concept, with an exterior bar/club serving delicious food from Casa Mono and delectable cocktails while music by some of the hottest Parisian DJs is played.

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Happy Easter!

Next was one of my favourite holidays – Easter. Whoever thought of chocolate for breakfast is a genius, even though I’m having to up my gym game now. We took the girls to the exclusive Marbella Club for an Easter Egg Hunt in the morning and then joined friends for a fabulous lunch at Puro Beach. I can honestly say the sushi was some of the best I’ve ever tasted.

Bardou was also asked to do hair and make-up on an exclusive photo-shoot set in Villa Cappuccino. By a random stroke of luck I knew the photographer from back in my modelling days and he convinced me to have a go. I must say I was very happy with the results, although I’m not sure you’ll see me modelling again anytime soon. Think I’ll stick to TV work!

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Sam Owen is a relationships coach, psychologist and author, frequently employed as a relationship expert for TV and major brands. She helps coaching clients globally, with her solution-focused, proactive approach to relationships, dating, anxiety and confidence.

Her latest book is entitled, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People. Follow her on Twitter, @samowencoaching, and visit her website, relationshipscoach.co.uk.

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SEPARATING FACTS FROM FICTION In a 2010 Pew Research Center report we see how the marriage and family landscape has changed over the past half century. The statistics give remarkable insights into how modern day folk in western society view things like marriage, cohabiting, single parenting and satisfaction and can be extrapolated to Western Europe.

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hile the modern family comes in many varieties, these enlightening findings help us to sort through the (mis)perception of modern day choices - and consequences. While in 1960, 72 per cent of American adults were married, in 2008 only 52 per cent were. Part of this change is due to the fact that in 2010, the estimated median age at first marriage for men was 28 and for women it was 26, much higher than 50 years before when, in 1960, it was 22 and 20, respectively. Therefore, the ‘decline’ in marriage rates in 2010 could have little to do with how

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many will go on to marry at least once in their lifetime. Pew Research Center does highlight that roughly 90 per cent of those aged 45 and older married (i.e. were married or had been at least once). Part of the decline is also attributed to the number of people who were divorced or separated at the time of the research: 14 per cent in 2008 compared with just five per cent in 1960. Unsurprisingly for us, the number of children born to unmarried mothers has increased massively from five per cent in 1960 to a whopping 41 per cent in 2008. This has also impacted the number


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of children under the age of 18 years of age living with two married parents which has dropped from 87 per cent in 1960 to 64 per cent in 2008. Also, 64 per cent of US college graduates married compared with 48 per cent of those who never attended college.

THE UNDER-30S GROUP ALSO HAD MORE ACCEPTING VIEWS OF COHABITATION WITHOUT MARRIAGE. Pew Research Center states, “The net result is that a marriage gap and a socioeconomic gap have been growing side by side for the past half century, and each may be feeding off the other. As will be shown…adults on the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder (whether

IN 1960, 68 PER CENT OF ADULTS AGED 2029 WERE MARRIED COMPARED WITH ONLY 26 PER CENT IN 2008

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE DIVORCED OR SEPARATED AT THE TIME OF THE RESEARCH: 14 PER CENT IN 2008 COMPARED WITH JUST FIVE PER CENT IN 1960. per cent in 2008. Many are marrying much later now and, although this doesn’t mean they will never marry, the behaviours of the younger generations are shaping the marital and family landscape. When questioned, 46 per cent of under-30 year-olds were positive about varied family set-ups versus 30 per cent of those aged 30 and older. The under-30s group also had more accepting views of cohabitation without marriage.

From my professional experience, I predict the opinion of the under-30s will quite likely change for many, once they move closer to their 40s, as I do find that it is at that point that most of my dating coaching clients start recognising that marriage is something they want and need to start actively working towards. I think many will agree that we, Generation Y and younger, are mentally ‘growing up’ much later these days; these statistics may reflect a lack of selfawareness and a lack of understanding of the impact being unmarried has on the individuals and any offspring they may bear.

IN 1960, 72 PER CENT OF AMERICAN ADULTS WERE MARRIED, IN 2008 ONLY 52 PER CENT WERE.

measured by income or education) are just as eager as other adults to marry. But they place a higher premium on economic security as a prerequisite for marriage than do those with higher levels of income and education.” In 1960, 68 per cent of adults aged 20-29 were married compared with only 26

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e are increasingly aware of the importance of taking care of ourselves and feeling comfortable in many different aspects, including our private parts. A woman undergoes many changes throughout her lifetime. Pregnancies, labour, hormonal changes and menopause are some factors that can affect intimacy: the vaginal walls may dilate excessively, there may be loss of vaginal lubrication and elasticity, as well as dryness and irritation. All of these

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things affect women’s intimate comfort and decrease their confidence and the quality of their sexual activity. Medical technology is constantly improving to offer us more efficient and less invasive solutions. The latest revolution in the women’s unit has already arrived; it’s the newest generation of lasers, especially designed to treat, in a non-invasive way, the problems that affect women and that could previously only be treated with surgery.


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WHAT IS THE CO2 LASER? WHAT DOES IT DO? CO2 fractional laser technology in gynaecology has given a new boost to the development of treatments for the vaginal mucous membrane. Gynelase can treat vaginal atrophy, vaginal hyperlaxity and involuntary urination upon exertion (of light or moderate degree).

CO2 laser reduction labiaplasty and vaginal remodelling obtain better and safer results than going under the knife. In fact, laser treatment coagulates and leads to less scarring and inflammation, which reduces post-surgery discomfort for the patient. Furthermore, it increases the firmness and elasticity of the membrane, while stimulating the production of collagen.

The CO2 laser is applied directly on the mucous membrane of the vaginal walls, which induces the remodelling and stimulation of the tissue and leads to collagen regeneration in that area. In this way, the membrane becomes thicker and micro-circulation improves, making it function better by providing increased lubrication. Recent studies show that Gynelase is also highly effective in the treatment of a taboo symptom that deeply affects many women during menopause: urinary incontinence. Indeed, by stimulating the vaginal tissues with the emission of CO2 lasers, the affected urogenital structures regain their functionality. This in turn restores urinary control and dramatically improves quality of life, both physically and psychologically.

At the Gynecology Unit at HC Marbella International Hospital, we already have this technology. If you are interested, you can call us at 952 908 628 or contact us through our website www.hcmarbella.com. Make an appointment today for a free consultation so that we can provide you with the information you need and answer your questions with no obligation.

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Medical spas have become more popular in recent years for both men and women; they are a kind of hybrid between the traditional day spa and a medical clinic. Unlike day spas, medical spas are run by a medical doctor, just like in our clinic. At Cirumed Medical Spa we offer treatments ranging from luxury facials to facial thread lifts, Scandinavian sugaring hair removal to botox and filler, facial peels to laser skin resurfacing and plenty of other non-surgical treatments. Our most popular non-surgical treatment is probably CoolSculpting, with over 4000 cycles of experience and the only clinic to dispose of two Zeltiq machines, which halves the treatment time, it’s no wonder we are Spain’s largest coolsculpting practice. The procedure is a clinically proven method that selectively reduces unwanted fat using a patented cooling technology. The CoolSculpting procedure has been cleared by the FDA for cold-assisted lipolysis (breakdown of fat). It works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells without affecting the surrounding tissue, and the treated fat cells are gone for good. This non-invasive fat removal technique only takes a mere hour per applicator, but the busy lifestyle of not only our local Marbella patients but also our out of town patients who are only around for a limited time, leads many of them to opt for combining this procedure with our other non-surgical treatments, to make the most of their time. We have many package deals available for patients who wish to maximize the use of their time. What sets our Medical Spa apart from others is our position in also offering plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery carried out by the “Best Aesthetic Surgeon in Spain” (as awarded by Medical Livewire), our director Dr. Alexander Aslani. All of our surgeons are elected and contracted staff at Spain’s largest private healthcare provider, proving the true skill behind their surgical techniques and experience.Our specialty surgery, which our surgeons are experts in, is the Brazilian Butt lift. Commonly known as a “BBL”, it is the ideal Plastic surgery procedure: it removes unwanted fat from one part of the body and uses it for the shaping of tight, perky, round and feminine buttocks. Brazilian butt lift surgery is capable of achieving very impressive body reshaping without much scarring or use of silicone. Cirumed Clinic Marbella is one of very first and few clinics in Europe specializing in Brazilian butt lift surgery. Our surgeons operate hundreds of cases every year, and they are consistently invited to share their experience with this procedure at scientific surgery panels. The combination of all the relaxing, rejuvenating and enhancing treatments offered at our clinic with the outstanding levels of plastic surgery, creates the perfect environment to set up a Medical Spa, in order for us to offer the widest variety of treatments to suit all patients desires and needs.

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We are once again joined by Reflections’ celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Yeadon, whose A-List clientele includes Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell. Jonathan is loved not only for his mind-blowing colouring skills but his outrageous personality as well.

Myths and Legends Thinking about doing a Cara Delevingne and dyeing your hair icy white blonde? Read on for Jonathan's words of caution before you take the plunge into bleach. Here is everything you need to know, but that no one EVER tells you beforehand.

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his month I want to tackle some of the hair inaccuracies currently floating around the industry. I feel I need to explain what is fact and what is fiction when it comes bleach and the peroxide strengths mixed with it. With the massive demand for ombre and balayage (two effects that I love when done correctly), I have noticed that certain hairdressers have a somewhat cavalier approach to the use of bleach.

Now let me get this out there; bleach is one of my favourite chemicals in the world. I love it even more than perm solution, so that should give you some idea of how strongly I feel about it. Bleach is magical! Why? Because, it can get you into some tricky situations, but it can sure as hell get you out of some as well. You try and lighten a brown that’s turned black on a busy Saturday afternoon without a scoop or two of God's own fairy dust! Sadly I am seeing, among the younger generation of hairdressers, a distinct lack of respect for bleach. As with many things in life, once you lose respect for it, it turns on you. I’ve bleached everything with a pulse, but I have NEVER lost respect for this demonically mischievous product. I wouldn't say I am frightened of it, but it has been known to bring me out in a sweat from time to time.

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“I LOVE GWEN’S HAIR. IT'S SO DRAMATIC. SHE HAS THE PERFECT, MUCH DESIRED, WHITE BLONDE, NO SECONDARY BRASSY TONES. SHE WOULD HAVE NATURALLY, STRONG HAIR, WHICH CAN WITHSTAND THE PROCESS BETTER. WHOEVER DOES HER COLOUR DOESN'T OVERLAP THE BLEACH ON THE ROOTS.”

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In certain cases with balayage or ombre the only way to gain the effect you want is to use a lightener. I use the word ‘lightener’ because it covers a multitude of sins, as bleach and bleaching products come in many forms. However, they all have one thing in common – they must be treated with the utmost respect. NEVER underestimate the damage that can be done with these products.

YOUTUBE HAS A LOT TO ANSWER FOR I was recently watching a YouTube tutorial on balayage by a well known colour house which

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nearly caused me to choke on my rather large glass of wine (you try getting through one of my weeks without it!) They were advocating mixing their bleach with 30 per cent and 40 per cent peroxide. If you stuck with that ethos, it would be a sure fire way to find yourself in the wig department of El Corte Inglés.

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important tip that I have learned and want to pass onto those up-and-coming colourists is, lower the volume, increase the development time and rinse and repeat until you get the desired shade. Oh, condition the crap out of it too.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU DYE 1. Of all the colouring methods, bleach

is potentially the most damaging and therefore should ideally always be done professionally. A skilled colourist will be able to assess the strength of your hair and how it’s going take to the bleach and also help you find the perfect shade for your skin tone. Because, FYI, ashwhite blonde doesn’t work for everyone.

2. Bleach can strip your hair of life, so

taking a few pre-emptive steps could mean the difference between silky, white strands and a damaged mop. To achieve the best results and maintain the integrity of your hair, only apply it to hair that isn't already damaged.

Seriously, if the colour houses are giving out dangerous advice such as this, what hope do the next generation of colourists have? I would actually throw you out of the salon if you started to do that to a client. Honestly, you would need jet black hair like rope before even considering doing that to it and you might get away with it once, but try it again and there isn’t an Olaplex in the world that would save you.

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In today's world everyone wants everything done yesterday and this means colourists are willing to ignore the health of their clients' hair and attempt to lighten pieces on often dark tinted bases in one hit. Unrealistic client expectations need to be eradicated by the stylist straight away. If that same

client with a dark base wanted highlights you would go about it in completely a different way, so why should balayage be any different? What needs to be taken into consideration is what can be achieved today to get the client's desired look, while maintaining the hair's optimum condition. There ain’t no colour in the world worth ending up with tufts of hair for. I would honestly say to my client, give me eight weeks and I can get you to that colour. We would have to do it two to three times with a lower peroxide, but at least you will leave the salon with your hair still attached to your head. You see, believe it or not, repeating the bleach process (leaving three to five days in between) is better for the hair than going at it all in one go. I allow the hair to re-harden or, in layman's terms, get over the shock of being blown apart. Slowly slowly catchee monkey. I've tried every brand out there, some good and some not, but the most

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3. I’d advise doing lots of conditioning masks for two weeks before the actual bleaching to build up the strength of the hair, Look for a mask to protect and repair before you add more fuel to the fire such as the Kérastase Masque Elixir Ultime, €42,00, which relieves dullness by providing deep nourishment directly to the hair fibre, reviving your hair’s natural strength and leaving it with a glossy sheen.

4. How best to protect your new 'do'?

Your hair may be angry at you for bleaching it, so make sure you continue to look after it with treatments. Bleached hair is vulnerable to damage and snapping. Do not brush or pull your hair roughly and be especially gentle when you style. To help prevent breakage, gently de-tangle bleached hair when wet (or dry), starting from the ends and gradually working up to your roots and try to avoid using heat on it. You don't have to end up as another bleach horror story! By learning a little about how it works and what it can and can't do, you'll have hair that turns heads for all the right reasons.

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Swimwear: Virginia Macari Jewellery: Stella & Dot Model: CINDY MELLO Photogrpher: Jayden Fa Assistant: Claire Foster Make-Up: Katie Bishop Hair: Maurice Flynn Special thanks to SaekoHamada


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The inspiration behind the collection? This Irish designer takes her lead from the natural beauty that surrounds her:

I wake up every morning to watch the sun rise and enjoy a morning jog by the Coast, surrounded by beautiful, colourful flowers and the vibrant hues of both the sky and sea. When I see this beauty all around me, I feel like I’m in paradise, and that’s what I want women wearing Virginia Macari Beachwear Couture to feel too.

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While more daring than previous collections, the designer remains loyal to her love of classic cuts and timeless pieces, both of which can transform a woman, making her feel the most beautiful and confident version of herself.

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MOTORING AUTHOR, RACING DRIVER AND PHOTO-JOURNALIST IAN KUAH REPORTS ON THE E-CLASS COUPE

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ince its founding 133 years ago, Mercedes-Benz has led the way with many design cornerstones. One of these is the pillarless coupe, which first saw the light of day on the C114 of 1968. This was the first ‘E-Class’ coupe. That boxy, upright coupe with its stacked headlights and gawky stance is a far cry from the sleek new E-Class Coupe that made its public debut at Detroit in January this year. “The new E-Class Coupe is the vanguard of a new design direction we have been talking about for the last couple of years,” explained Achim-Dietrich Badstübner, who is responsible for the

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exterior design of E-Class models. “We have been slowly removing superfluous styling lines from the flanks of our designs, and the E-Class Coupe has no hard lines at all” To my eyes this is the visually bestbalanced coupe that Mercedes makes right now, and is exactly the right size to fill its design brief. In parenthesis, the C-Class Coupe appears truncated from some angles, while the S-Class Coupe seems to have too much real estate to fill, and so ends up just missing the 360-degree perfection in proportion and detail so glibly exhibited by its saloon sister.

The E-Class coupe is 15mm lower than the saloon. The raised centre of its front valence gives the appearance of a lower, sleeker nose, while providing place for the small air splitter that reduces lift over the front axle. Sleek bodywork usually brings with it packaging compromises, but the new E-Class Coupe makes the most of its 2,783mm wheelbase. While this is 66mm shorter than the saloons, it is still 113mm longer than the outgoing E212 Coupe, with 74mm of this added to the rear compartment for generous leg and knee room.


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Front and rear headroom is increased by 18mm in front and 15mm at the rear, resulting in good headroom for tall people despite the sloping roofline. With more legroom in its rear compartment than big brother S-Class Coupe, this is a real four-seat coupe. If the elegant exterior is stunningly effective in its minimalism use of form and proportions, the cabin draws you in with its plushness. The basic cabin architecture, and the instrument pack is derived from the saloon, but with the styling dial turned up to 11. The unique air vents were inspired by jet engine turbines, and use internal flaps to adjust airflow to avoid disturbing their visual alignment as an interior design

A NICE FINISHING TOUCH IS THE ALUMINIUM DOOR LOCK PINS element. The soft clicks your fingertips feel when you adjust their setting speaks of engineering precision.

A nice finishing touch is the aluminium door lock pins, which Marijan Celig, the head of E-Class Product Management, said he had to fight very hard to justify, both to the bean counters and the production engineers. But it is the attention to detail with minor components like this that makes the E-Class Coupe look and feel really special, whether you choose the basic Avantgarde Line or the more sporting AMG Line. “The use of authentic materials is very important,” said Marijan. “Only the most basic car with cloth upholstery would not have a leather covered dashboard. But since just about every buyer of such a car specifies leather, this is a non-issue and the result is luxurious. However, the optional Nappa leather trim also comes with a better grade of soft leather for the dashboard that takes the whole interior to the next level.” The large expanses of glass mean that the cabin can heat up significantly when the car is parked under the sun. “To minimise heat soak on the seats we use the same sun reflective leather on the coupe as on our convertibles,” explained Marijan.

The spacious and regular shaped boot reaches all the way back under the parcel shelf to swallow 425 litres of luggage. Folding rear seatbacks are an option that further extends the Coupe’s cargo carrying ability.

“THE NEW E-CLASS COUPE IS THE VANGUARD OF A NEW DESIGN DIRECTION WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS,” Carrying the baton as the latest pillarless Mercedes coupe, the new E-Class is naturally not quite as structurally stiff as its four-door sister. To compensate for the loss of the B-pillar, extra reinforcing is placed in the side sills, A-pillars, roof frame, and rear bulkhead, with thicker high strength steel used in various critical areas of the structure. The bonnet, bootlid and front wings are aluminium, and the coupe ends up 25kg heavier

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than the equivalent saloon with the same engine. Ride quality is subjectively quantified in the automobile industry using the two measures of primary and secondary ride. With the latest Air Ride suspension option, the E-Class Coupe is able to pull of a seemingly ‘magical’ balance of ride and handling that is peerless in this class. Uprated by around 15-20 percent for the more driver focused Coupe, Mercedes’ multi-chamber Air Body Control (ABC) suspension, featuring two chamber front

RIDE QUALITY IS SUBJECTIVELY QUANTIFIED IN THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY USING THE TWO MEASURES OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY RIDE. and three chamber rear air suspension units, takes on a sportier persona while hardly compromising ultimate ride comfort, even with the optional AMG Line 20-inch rubber.

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ABC suspension also offers self-levelling and a ride height increase for clearing ramps and rough road surfaces at the touch of a button, while Dynamic Select gives the driver the choice of Comfort, ECO, Sport, Sport+ and Individual settings. When I drove the W213 E-Class saloon last year, its comprehensive cabin sound insulation stood out as a beacon of excellence. The Coupe also sets a very impressive class benchmark in this regard. Where the side mirrors are mounted in the triangle of the front doors on the saloon, styling considerations have placed them on the Coupe’s doors where they do indeed look better. But the downside is the sound of air rushing past, which stands out only because every other extraneous sound in the Coupe has been so well suppressed. The Coupe’s outstanding aerodynamic performance is reflected in its Cd of just 0.25. Ride and handling are affected by wheel and tyre size, and the four-cylinder models come with 17-inch footwear in basic form, with 18 and 19-inch options. The largest size is 20-inch for the AMG Line, which comes with 19s as standard.

Bizarrely however, while I picked up some low speed tyre noise on the E220d 4Matic Coupe shod with the smaller 18-inch wheels shod with Dunlop Sport MAXX tyres, the larger Pirelli P-Zero rubber on the staggered 20-inch wheel combination fitted to the E300 AMG Line was well nigh silent on similar road surfaces. Thanks to EU drive-by noise regulations as well as the search for extra refinement, the latest crop of low profile tyres manage to combine high performance and good comfort with low rolling acoustics. Ultimately however, low tyre noise as perceived by the microphone and occupants ears, is down to how well a given tyre’s inherent characteristics interact with a cars structural resonance, within which the suspension bushing is just one factor. Cruising at 130km/h on a light throttle, I turned off the excellent Burmester audio system in order to seek out any extraneous noises. The four-cylinder diesel powered E220d 4Matic is mechanically near silent at this speed, vindicating the measures the engineers have taken to first of all minimise NVH from the power plant itself, and then quell any remainder using advanced engine bay encapsulation techniques.


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CRUISING AT 130KM/H ON A LIGHT THROTTLE, I TURNED OFF THE EXCELLENT BURMESTER AUDIO SYSTEM IN ORDER TO SEEK OUT ANY EXTRANEOUS NOISES. The latest four-cylinder turbo-diesel (OM654) is a paradigm of refinement. This 1,950cc all-alloy, balancer-shaft equipped motor only becomes more vocal under hard acceleration when it emits a pleasantly subdued sporty growl that does not last for long since the nicespeed automatic has so many close ratios. With 194hp at 3,800rpm and 400Nm of torque on a plateau from 1,600 to 2,800rpm this turbo-diesel motor gives

the 1,735kg E220d 4Matic Coupe decent pace, its 7.4sec 0-100km/h sprint and 242km/h top speed is less than representative of the cars ability to cover ground rapidly. An entry-level E200d and a V6 diesel will be available later, while the only V6powered Coupe at launch is the petrol powered, turbocharged 333hp/480Nm E400 4Matic, which sprints to 100km/h in 5.3 sec, and sits on 18-inch wheels. As Mercedes makes more of its outstanding 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, the advantages in terms of being able to put down all the power all of the time make for more efficient use of the available power and torque. The E300 Coupe is a rather different animal. The turbocharged 16-valve fourcylinder 1,991cc petrol engine produces 245hp at 5,500rpm, underpinned by 370Nm of torque from 1,400 to 4,000rpm. It has a smooth and sporty character that punches hard low down and revs willingly to its redline with a throaty, guttural soundtrack.

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Helped by the close ratios of its 9G-Tronic automatic, the 6.4 sec 0-100km/h sprint is rapid for a 1,685kg car powered by a 1,991cc engine, and is actually quicker than the old V6-powered C209 CLK320. Top speed is 250km/h. Ironically, the petrol four is a more vocal engine than its heavy oil-burning counterpart, a fact that you can take two ways. If you are after cabin refinement, then the E220d is the quieter of the two, but if you are after a sportier, high-revving motor then the E300 should be your choice. The one downside of the petrol engine is its partnership with rear-wheel-drive only. Marijan explained that market research clearly defined the models with which 4Matic is offered, and the E300 is not one of them. However, thanks to its staggered 20-inch wheels and sticky Pirellis, my rear-driven E300 test car stuck to dry tarmac like a limpet. From a keen drivers’ point of view its is just powerful enough to allow throttle steering in slow and medium speed bends, while the very precise medium-weighted electro-mechanical power steering helps make the car feel pointy and agile.

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In the end however, while the E-Class Coupe is clearly sportier than the saloon, you will not find deep joy in driving any of the four-cylinder models in this manner. Their handling competence should not be mistaken for the sporting talent that will be the province of the E43 AMG 4Matic Coupe with its greater punch, inspirational V6 soundtrack, and tuned chassis due later this year. As has been highlighted recently, car manufacturers official average fuel consumption figures and owners real world results are two quite different

THANKS TO ITS STAGGERED 20-INCH WHEELS AND STICKY PIRELLIS, MY REARDRIVEN E300 TEST CAR STUCK TO DRY TARMAC LIKE A LIMPET. things. In the mixed and rapid driving on the launch event I saw a best of 6.3 L/100km (claimed 4.0 L/100km) from the E220d, and 10.1 L/100km (claimed 6.4 L/100km) from the E300.

On the bizarre front, the entry-level 184hp/300Nm E200 petrol model comes with a six-speed manual gearbox in the German market, with the 9G-Tronic auto as a cost option. This market peculiarity presents a really basic car at an attractive price for customers on a very tight budget who simply must have the car. While this oddball model will make up barely 1% of sales, Mercedes considers it worthwhile offering it only because a saloon version already exists to make up the numbers. We were told that more variants like the E300d and the V6 diesel will be added as production is ramped up. At the other end of the scale, there will be no Hybrid version of the E-Class Coupe. “There is simply no demand from our Coupe customers,” said Marijan. The new E-Class Coupe goes on sale in Europe and the UK simultaneously on 18th March. Other markets like the US, Australia and Asia will have to wait a little longer for these Bremen-built beauties simply because of shipping times.


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The Legend of

El Chapo By Eleanor McKenzie

In the first of a series on the powerful drug cartels of Colombia and Mexico, we look at the man of the moment – El Chapo -- head of the Sinaloa cartel and subject of Ridley Scott’s latest film to be shot in Málaga.

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s Ridley Scott prepares to film the story of Mexican drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ (that’s Shorty in English), the leader of the infamous Sinaloa cartel has been making the news himself – yet again! In January 2017, Joaquin Guzmán Loera, more popularly known as ‘El Chapo’ was escorted off a plane in New York state to face the American criminal justice system, even though the Mexican government had previously claimed that this ‘most wanted’ man would first serve a prison sentence in his home country. Mind you, as the New York Times reported, El Chapo has “twice slipped out of Mexican jails and into criminal legend” during the decades long quest to prosecute this leader of one of the world’s biggest narcotics trafficking operations, which may partly explain the Mexican government’s capitulation. The about-face by the Mexican government may be laid at El Chapo’s feet; if he hadn’t tunnelled out of Mexico’s highest security prison in 2015, they may have considered keeping him, especially in view of the current President Trump’s rather aggressive statements about Mexico, building a wall and all the ‘bad hombres’ that he’s so convinced only come from down Mexico way. The effort to recapture El Chapo after his 2015 escape was one of Mexico’s most exhaustive manhunts and it is understandable that they didn’t want to go through a similar one again. Certainly, his capture and extradition is quite a coup for both the Mexicans and Americans, because El Chapo is so much more than a plain old drugs trafficker.

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EL CHAPO ENJOYED MORE OF A KIND OF ROBIN HOOD STATUS, A FOLK HERO OF THE PEOPLE. The drug cartel business is a multibilliondollar industry and this farm boy turned billionaire who, like his Colombian equivalent, Pablo Escobar, has a flair for drama, became a symbol of the breakdown of the rule of law in Mexico, the poster boy for America’s obsession with the narcotics trade and a reminder to both the American and Mexican governments of their failure to control the flow of drugs into the U.S. and beyond. But in the region ruled by the Sinaloa cartel, El Chapo enjoyed more of a kind of Robin Hood status – a folk hero of the people.

From Farm Boy to Folk Hero

El Chapo and his gang may have left a trail of blood across Mexico, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a hero to the masses. In Sinaloa he is fondly remembered by some for handing out money to the poor and covering restaurant bills, amongst other gifts of largesse. And, his daring escapes only enhanced people’s view of him as a romantic outlaw rather than as a murderous criminal. It’s a form of celebrity status that he shares with Pablo Escobar of Colombia’s Medellín cartel. Anyone who has followed Escobar’s

story, or watched the recent TV drama series “Narcos” that so engrossingly charted the rise and fall of Escobar will recognise the similarities between the two. Both men repeatedly outwitted officials in ways that seemed to come straight out of a novel. As they say, the truth is often stranger than fiction. Take, El Chapo’s first prison escape in 2001. On this occasion he was reputedly hidden in a laundry cart and simply wheeled out. While on the run, he managed to evade arrest by hiding in secret passages under bathtubs or by simply mysteriously slipping into the shadows moments before a federal raid. As one journalist has said, the public fascination with El Chapo increased because “you could never really count him out.” Like many a fictional daredevil and folk hero who is on the wrong side of the law but you just can’t help but admire them, El Chapo


perfected his Houdini-like escape hatches, trap doors and underground tunnels. He left nothing to chance: he sent his ‘engineers’ to Germany for training and on their return he sent them to his numerous homes and hideouts to build secret exits into wardrobes, bathrooms and refrigerators. This is fitting behaviour for the man who pioneered the tunnel system of transporting thousands of tons of drugs into the USA. No wall was going to keep him out! And no prison could keep him in, as the governor of Altiplano high security prison discovered, even with 24hour security surveillance in his cell.

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El Chapo’s last great escape, and frankly he deserves kudos for an imagination that Hollywood scriptwriters and thriller writers would love to have, not to mention a technical skill to pull it off that is almost unbelievable. But, it did indeed happen.

FROM THIS EXIT HE DESCENDED INTO A MILELONG TUNNEL EQUIPPED WITH A MOTORCYCLE ON RAILS AND ZOOMED OFF TO FREEDOM.

Just before 9pm on the evening of July 11th 2015, he stepped into his cell’s en suite shower and passed through a small hole in the floor, positioned in the surveillance camera’s only blind spot. From this exit he descended into a mile-long tunnel equipped with a motorcycle on rails and zoomed off to freedom. Steve McQueen would have been proud. While on the run, he celebrated his freedom by hanging out with Hollywood celebrities, including Sean Penn who wanted to discuss making a film of El Chapo’s life. One imagines he’s had many such offers. However, he couldn’t be allowed to roam around, brazenly enjoying the glittering company of actors and after a manhunt that involved 2,500 people he was captured crawling out of a sewer in the town of Los Mochis in early 2016. In the end his fascination with the subterranean was his downfall. Experts believe that now he is incarcerated in the USA, his chances of making another impressive break out are much reduced, but it’s early days and with this man you just never know. From a political perspective, it is worth noting that Mexico handed El Chapo over on the last day of the Obama presidency rather than on the first day of Trump’s. Some say that this is

a clear message from Mexico to the new President that they don’t welcome his comments about Mexicans. One security expert in Mexico City said:”By not waiting to send him to Trump after his inauguration, it is a subtle statement saying, ‘We could do this for you, too, in the future, if we have a good relationship.’” And, he added, “If not, there won’t be any other powerful narco traffickers extradited.” It remains to be seen whether they can keep El Chapo in the USA, or whether he’ll turn up somewhere the other side of Niagara Falls, lounging by a pool in Belair or back in Culiacán at Sinaloa HQ. Whatever your views on his business, you can’t deny that he has the cojones to pull any one of these off.

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WANTED Teeth!

n February 10th, 1792, the following advertisement appeared in a London newspaper: “Wanted – Several Human Front Teeth. To prevent unnecessary applications, those only are wanted that are sent from the Continent. Apply to Mr. Woffendale, Dentist, No. 21, Dover Street, Piccadilly”. The point about continental teeth was that they were far healthier than British teeth. People who could afford such teeth tended also to be addicted to sugar, which had a deleterious effect on tooth enamel. In an effort to remedy

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this all sorts of acidic concoctions were applied, which further wore away the enamel. Tooth decay was rampant, which led to black teeth (from which Elizabeth 1st suffered) and stinking breath. Society ladies hid behind fans, which came into fashion, and everybody sitting for a portrait kept the mouth firmly shut. Today, of course, the Americans have a similarly poor view of British gnashers. In 1783 a New York dentist was offering two guineas for a sound tooth, whilst two years earlier Paul Jullion of Gerrard Street in London was offering a similar amount.

At the time a set of such dentures, made out of human teeth and ivory would have cost about £100. A coachman’s wage at the time was £8 per year. The poorer classes could, of course, sell their teeth, but the number of such donors was limited and, in any case, as we have seen, British teeth were generally not totally desirable! But the practice of making false teeth by jewellers, chemists, wigmakers and blacksmiths, quite apart from barbers and dentists, had been in vogue since the sixth century BC. The Etruscans were past-masters at the art,


IN 1819 THE AMERICAN LEVI SPEAR PARMLY (THE INVENTOR OF FLOSS) REPORTED THAT HE HAD “IN HIS POSSESSION THOUSANDS OF TEETH EXTRACTED FROM BODIES OF ALL AGES THAT HAVE FALLEN IN BATTLE”. and the way in which they secured teeth made from ivory or bone to the nearest sound teeth with hoops made from gold was far superior to many later practitioners. This gold bridgework not only looked impressive, but was stout enough to enable the wearer to eat as normal. Such cannot be said of the British nineteenth century variety. Equally it has to be said, of course, that notwithstanding the American view of British false teeth, George Washington’s dentures were made of wood, which greatly impaired his enjoyment of a good steak! Some animal teeth were shaped to fit the human mouth. Hippopotamus teeth, for example, could be bought between two shillings (10p) to twenty five shillings to the pound, depending upon the quality, to be cut and moulded. As with human teeth, the tooth was boiled, the base filed down and then fitted with a pin to be embedded in an ivory prosthesis. The problem, however, with such teeth was that owing to a lack of enamel, tooth decay invariably and quickly set in. Ashley Cooper, a prominent surgeon in nineteenth century London, solved

his problem of cadavers on which to practise by employing a band of “resurrection men”. He offset part of his expenses by selling teeth to dentists. Indeed, his nephew Bransby Cooper reported: “The graves were not always disturbed to obtain possession of the entire body, for the teeth alone at this time offered sufficient remuneration for the trouble and risk incurred in such undertakings. Every dentist in London would at this time purchase teeth from these men”. The advantage to the resurrectionist was that however decayed and rotting the corpse may be upon being dug up, the teeth were often useable. The poor had little with which to rot their teeth.But at this time there was also a very fecund source of supply. “Only let there be a battle and there will be no want of teeth; I’ll draw them as fast as the men are knocked down” wrote one scavenger. During the Peninsular War (1808-1814 AD) there were so many teeth that they were shipped back to England and the States by the barrel load. In 1819 the American Levi Spear Parmly (the inventor of floss) reported that he had “in his possession thousands of teeth extracted from bodies of all ages that have fallen in battle”. Such supplies increased dramatically during the Crimean War (1854-1856 AD), whilst in the 1860s the armies of the American Civil War proved a rich source of supply. Perhaps the greatest and most famous of all, however, was the battle fought on the 18th June, 1815, on the field of Waterloo. It is too romantic to suggest that such teeth were drawn on the battlefield itself, although many indeed may have been by the looters who

invariably appeared after a battle. But corpses, numbering some fifty thousand, were carted off the field and buried in mass graves, after being deprived of their front teeth by dentists on hand for the purpose. One such dentist, Claudius Ash, hit on a marketing ploy which ensured a ready sale: “Waterloo Teeth”. The good condition of young soldiers’ teeth made them highly desirable. Such teeth were shaped and sorted so that both upper and lower sets matched. Few molars were removed from corpses as they were tricky to extract, and far more bothersome to shape and fix. The 1832 Anatomy Act tightened up the regulations regarding spare parts from corpses, but by the middle of the nineteenth century the use of human teeth in dentures was already in decline. Not that this was in any way due to a dearth of supply! It was simply that other products were coming on the market. Claudius Ash, of Waterloo Teeth fame, developed porcelain teeth, which are still with us today, whilst a pink vulcanite, produced by Charles and Nelson Goodyear (of motorcar tyre fame) from India rubber, was a relatively cheap substitute for ivory. This was in the 1840s, and was, in fact, the last major advance in prosthetic dentistry until well into the twentieth century when acrylic replaced vulcanite and fluoride made an appearance in toothpaste. The first qualification in dentistry in the United Kingdom was introduced in 1858, followed in 1878 by the first legislation governing the practice, with a register of dentists following a year later.

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By Danielle Jade Firth

Romantic Retreat

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ith Spring already here and Summer just around the corner, now is a good time to start booking those super fun and unforgettable holidays I know that we all live on the Costa del Sol and, let's be real, it is the go-to holiday destination for the majority of Brits but, since we're fortunate enough to live here and home does NOT count as a holiday, despite our perfect beaches and irresistible tapas, maybe now is the time to cast our nets a little wider? So, bearing that in mind, are you a couple with kids? Or perhaps young lovers looking for somewhere romantic? Or maybe you´re an elderly couple looking for somewhere peaceful to relax? Are you planning the perfect girls' getaway holiday? Or how about a cheeky lads' trip?

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How about Paris - romantic walks, stunning restaurants, evenings for two, unforgettable moments to cherish forever? You will find romance everywhere you go in Paris; it's in the colours, the food, but also on the streets. You'll discover the Parisian love of jazz, which will lift your spirits, making you feel carefree and, most importantly, in love.

Family Fun

Parents seeking rest and rejuvenation could do no better than jetting off to Fiji, that gorgeous green archipelago floating in the South Pacific. At Fiji Islands Resort, for example, a dedicated nanny is allotted to every child on arrival and will guarantee your little ones are entertained. You are then left free to recharge your

Paris attracts lovebirds from all over the world, all year round. Walks, shopping, evenings for two, naughty nights, even unusual marriage proposals. Do I need to say more?

parental batteries with beach lounging and spa treatments galore. Fijians are an incredibly child-friendly people so you can be sure that your little darlings will be pampered throughout their visit every bit as much - if not substantially more - than their hard-working, holidaying parents.


Social Seniors

By the time you reach your sixties, you've probably travelled a fair bit, ticked off a few bucket list holidays, experienced genuine luxury and generally have a good sense of what kind of travel makes you happy. You probably prefer to avoid the trappings so loved by honeymooners and will prefer a more sophisticated, authentic approach. So how about Greece? Even in the seemingly least promising areas of Greece you will find a connection to the past. All around the country and the islands are ancient sites of various historical periods, from the remains of ancient Greek temples to Byzantine monasteries and Neoclassical mansions. Of course, the warm hospitality is one the main reasons to come to Greece. Feel free to mingle with the locals, have long chats with them or stop them at the street to ask for directions. They love it! Apart from the locals, you will also enjoy high quality of services in the hotels and resorts. Not to mention the fact that it is one of the safest places in the world to visit.

Girls' Getaway

When you´re in the mood for a girls trip, there´s nothing quite like a fun-filled getaway to...Miami! To make sure you and your gal pals know what to do and where to go, take a look at our guide below and plan a trip that´s sure to exceed your every need.

the pack. For something smaller and low-key, opt for a boutique hotel like The Betsy, which boasts the rooftop Betsy Wellness and Garden Spa or, for a spot that’s a tad more luxurious, SoFi’s casualchic Sense Beach House is a good choice.

In Miami there are hundreds of fabulous hotels to choose from but, for a girls' getaway, there are a few that stand out from

Bonding with the Boys

A guys' trip away is like a rite of passage to adulthood and the ultimate bonding experience. Did you know that a recent study even showed that 'bromances' are good for your health because they supposedly increase the oxytocin (the love hormone) in the brain, thus making you happy? Business trips with colleagues don’t count - plan a holiday with your real friends. Why not make some memories in Las Vegas? Known as as the entertainment capital of the world, Vegas is perfect for any group of lads out for a good time. And don´t forget - what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

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Out in the open at La Terrasse We attended…

The launch of La Terrasse by La Suite, the new open air venue in the centre of the Puente Romano. This relaxing space located next to La Suite Club, promises guests a laid back ambience and guest DJs from Paris and London.

We enjoyed..

The entertainment with live performances and great tunes from DJ Paquito and DJ Alvaro. We also enjoyed sampling snacks from the new and innovative La Terrasse menu. It’s the perfect place to hang out before heading into La Suite Club, as we did, where we enjoyed dancing to the sounds of Ibiza by DJs Crush. La Terrasse will stay opene every Friday and Saturday from 9pm till late.

Congratulations and big thanks to…

The team at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa for creating such a fantastic new place for chilled summer evenings and for making sure that every guest at the launch party had a wonderful time.

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First Anniversary at La Suite Club We attended…

The first anniversary celebrations for La Suite Club, undoubtedly one of the trendiest and most sophisticated nightclubs on the Costa del Sol and situated in one of the most enviable beachside locations.

We enjoyed..

The musical duo DJ Lunnas. These two DJs, Isabel and Maria have been performing around Spain and when they caught the eye of one of Ibiza’s most famous DJs, Sebastian Gamboa, their career took off. The fashionable crowd at La Suite Club were very enthusiastic and danced non-stop into the early hours. La Suite is open from midnight until 6 am every weekend, and from Tuesday to Saturday in summer.

Congratulations and big thanks to..

The team at La Suite Club for hosting such a brilliant party and showing that this really is one of the best clubs on the coast.

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The Season Starts at La Plaza We attended…

The annual springtime celebration at La Plaza, part of the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa.

We loved..

The cocktails served on arrival and the fantastic music set played by DJ Scott Larok from the UK, who flew in for that occasion.

We stayed up late..

And danced into the early hours as the party moved from La Plaza to La Suite Club where DJs Nilo and Edu spun the decks accompanied by percussion performers and a host of fashionable artists.

A big thanks to..

The team at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa for organising such a fantastic party to welcome the start of the spring/summer season.

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The Boardwalk raises funds for local orphanages We attended…

The wonderful masquerade ball event at The Boardwalk on Marbella’s beachfront to raise funds for local orphanages, a truly worthy cause. The restaurant was filled with guests who all enthusiastically participated in the fundraiser and had a fantastic time.

We applauded..

The announcement that the event had raised enough money to give the children 280 days of fun outings.

We enjoyed..

The delicious food and drinks provided by The Boardwalk – as always the kitchen here excelled itself.

Congratulations & big thanks to..

Kara and all the team at The Boardwalk for being such excellent hosts. We’re looking forward to your next event – Royal Ascot Ladies Day in June.

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Another Open House Success We attended…

The latest open house event hosted by Antima and Nordica at Villa Rosewood. This team has become the coast’s experts at showcasing their beautifully designed and furnished villas and as usual it was well attended.

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The stunning 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom villa that exceeded all our expectations. It is truly a work of elegance, beauty and sophistication. Located in the popular Los Naranjos area of Nueva Andalucia, the villa also boasts spectacular views of the sea.

We enjoyed…

The hospitality provided by the Antima and Nordica team, which consisted of elegant canapés and a selection of refreshing libations.

Congratulations to…

Antima and Nordica for continuing to impress with not just the star quality of the villas that they bring to the property market, but also their untiring dedication to making sure that all the guests at their events have a wonderful time.

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Happy Anniversary at Joys Live We attended… The fabulous party celebrating Joys Live fourth anniversary at this well-known nightspot in Puerto Banús.

We kicked back… And enjoyed the amazing

evening of entertainment from the Joys Live team who really know how to keep an atmosphere in full-on party mode for hours on end. The introduction of the new Joys Live band added a new dimension to the night and a rocking good time was had by all.

We can’t wait for… The coming season at Joys Live, which promises some brilliant acts and after parties. The full line up is available at joyslive. com

AThebigJoysthank you to… Live team who are always so professional and who make sure that Joys Live continues to be a top entertainment hub on the Costa del Sol.

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enahavís continues to be one of the most desired locations on the Costa del Sol and Villa Eden - Los Arqueros, promises to be one of its most distinguished residences in the popular Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club urbanisation. The villa is located at 137 Calle del Monte in Los Arqueros Golf and thanks to its elevated position, it has masterful views over the Seve Ballesteros-design 18-hole golf course sweeping down over the hillside to the Mediterranean Sea. The project, led by Ian Cooper Estates S.L., is the design work of architect Juan Antonio Serrano of Serrano Font. For him, this project is steeped in modern architecture, but he says that every aspect of the design reflects the position of the plot, the surrounding environment and the requirements of the client. The villa’s sweeping roof is reminiscent of the work of the late Zaha Hadid and Serrano said “her work is part of the design journey because her shapes are always inspirational, as well as embodying a sense of movement and flexibility.” He explained that Villa Eden has been entirely conceived as “a sympathetic reaction to the plot.” The basic orientation and spectacular views provided a perfect foundation for something extraordinary and the geometrical perspective that is

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employed means that it has a northern boundary wall providing protection and privacy whilst the entire interior of the villa faces the spectacular views. Serrano compares it to a castle with its watchtower, which chimes with the impressive proportions of the home.

Built area: 833m2 Plot area: 1154m2 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Price: POA Infinity pool, Gym / Spa, Indoor pool, Cinema area, Staff quarters...

The seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom house has been designed to create a fluid space in which all the areas, the library, living room, dining room and kitchen interconnect within the surrounding folds of glass. Furthermore, the open plan layout and double height lounge gives a real sense of space and light while reinforcing the indooroutdoor effect.

changing rooms, spa and indoor pool. The garden, with its infinity pool, has been landscaped to allow courtyards that bring light into the basement. The top floor is given over to a magnificent master bedroom and en suite bathroom with a footbridge to a library, all of which are oriented to the views

The basement is a massive space under the garden and has a variety of uses, such as play area, cinema,

The materials used are predominantly concrete, glass and metal. Concrete is the classic material of the 20th

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century and glass, with its transparency, is the antithesis to concrete. Juan Serrano believes that they perfectly complement each other and together with the use of steel, ensure a durability and design that maximizes the high tech and modern.

LOCAL LIFESTYLE Residents will be able to enjoy the amenities of Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, which provides a more than a challenging course. Other great

facilities, such as the tennis, padel and squash courts, a gym, a driving range, pro shop, restaurant / bar and stunning members lounge are all on site. Plus there are many more leisure activities available in the surrounding area. BenahavĂ­s village is a cradle of refined cuisine and many Marbella residents visit its numerous restaurants. The charming town of San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara is also close by and apart from a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars, also has shops, post office, boutiques and a stunning

boulevard with contemporary bridge that links the town to its beautiful promenade that is also lined with fabulous restaurants and beach bars. Villa EdĂŠn is a beautiful solution for the landscape in terms of its architecture inside and out and offers a residence for the discerning buyer searching for a home that expresses modernity in its every aspect.

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Semi-Detatched House, exclusive area of Marbella, La Mairena.

Semi-Detatched House, Elviria

The house is spread over 4 floors. Entering through the main floor where there is a spacious hall with a guest toilet, this hall gives access to a large living room with fireplace and dining room, both share a terrace with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of Marbella. At this level there is also a large kitchen. One floor down there are four large bedrooms, two with en suite bathroom and a third bathroom with spa bath for the other two bedrooms. There is also a large garden with a barbecue area. Following to a lower floor is a large garage for up to 4 cars, on this same level there is a very large storage room and a laundry room. It is worth visiting this property because of its size, its incredible panoramic views and high quality finishes.

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Build Size: 497 m2

Bedrooms: 5

Plot Size: 200 m2

Bathrooms: 5

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A superb, recently constructed villa in Mijas. This beautifully villa is part of a well-established urbanization and is surrounded by stunning mountain, country and partial sea views. The entrance to the villa features vaulted ceilings and a gallery that offers views over the large kitchen and dining areas. Fully fitted kitchen with hard wood surfaces leads on to a large dining area that is ideal for entertaining. Alternatively large terraces on all levels provide excellent space for BBQ’s and alfresco dinning. Two double bedrooms with fitted oak wardrobes and a family bathroom complete the ground level. The upper level has a master bedroom that comes complete with its own bathroom, dressing room and private terrace featuring breathtaking views of the mountains and pool area. The lower level has an additional lounge area, gym/cinema room along with further bedrooms, bathroom and utility rooms. This villa is immaculately presented and viewing is highly recommended.

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Build Size: 408 m2

Bedrooms: 5

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Bathrooms: 4

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Ground Floor Apartment, Sierra Blanca

Ground Floor Apartment Sierra Blanca

Spacious luxury groundfloor apartment. South facing and private. Close to Marbella center, Puerto Banus and the beach. Living and dining area with fireplace and high ceilings, open plan fully fitted modern kitchen. Master bedroom en suite and walk in wardrobe, 2 guest bedrooms en suite, separate guest toilet. All with direct access to the terrace and a small private garden. Nicely maintained gardens and community pool. Gated community with 24hrs security.

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Build Size: 200 m2

Bedrooms: 3

Terrace: 53 m2

Bathrooms: 3

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Detatched Villa, Marbella Hill Club

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Detached Villa Marbella

Excellent quality villa located in the gated community of Marbella Hill Club. South to west facing with beautiful sea- and mountain views. Only a few minutes to Marbella and Puerto Banus. Nice spacious living area with direct access to the covered and closed terrace, fully fitted kitchen, dining area, master bedroom suite and 3 guest bedrooms suite. Stairs lead to the lower part with the private pool and mature gardens.

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Build Size: 285 m2

Bedrooms: 4

Plot Size: 1,160 m2

Bathrooms: 4

Price: 1,350,000â‚Ź


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FM CONSULTING takes MARBELLA to DUBAI

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hilst Dubai is a popular holiday destination, there are many residents of this seaside city who love to holiday, or reside for a part of the year, in Spain and who are always keen to see the real estate that is on offer in Marbella. With this in mind, FM Consulting Realty Group S.L had pleasure of attending the 13th edition of The International Property Show in Dubai that took place in the World Trade Center on 2-4 April 2017 as an exhibitor and as representatives of Marbella. This is an eminent real estate show that is renowned for exhibiting the best local and international property deals. The show is the only one of its kind that allows direct real estate deals, thanks to the authorisation given by Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) since its launch. All the exhibiting companies have the right to receive down payments or full payments for the properties they sell. The show differs from many others in that it focuses on innovative and creative ways of promoting real estate, and by allowing the investors to use the opportunities provided by the show to add real value to both visitors and investors.

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The International Property Show was first organised in 2001, and has since grown to become Middle East’s foremost property marketplace to meet and to do business with top-tier investors and property professionals from across the globe. The fair included a great number of exhibitors, investors, developers, brokers, officials and experts related

developers, brokers, consultants, and investors from all over the world. It offers the perfect platform for key real estate investors, developers, regional and international investment promotion authorities, architects, designers and other real estate professionals to drive growth in real estate investment and development across emerging markets globally. The show is held in conjunction with the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.

to the government authorities and tourism sector, property and real estate. There were attendees from worldwide destinations like Europe, Asia Pacific, North Africa, Middle East and South East Asia. In 2017, the show had over 100 exhibitors from 40 countries, representing the cream of the international

The organisers are always seeking to improve and expand the event and this year they were delighted to announce that the 13th edition of the international show had attracted more international participants than ever and that it was able to present an opportunity for all stake holders in real estate with an even better platform to display their wares. It was an ideal opportunity for FM Consulting to present Marbella as a leading light in luxury real estate.


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Shades by Design

ACOOLA rebrand brings more top quality shade solutions to Marbella and beyond.

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here are over 300 days of sunshine on the Costa del Sol and whilst every visitor and resident loves this climate, there is always a need to get out of its direct rays and enjoy it from the comfort of shade. ACOOLA, (formerly TipTopShade) based in San Pedro de Alcántara, has been designing innovative and luxury shade solutions for almost 10 years and it is the goto place when you want top quality shades delivered by a company that understands and values design.

Belgian national and ACOOLA owner Didier Dewyn explained, “Championing high quality affordable design products is a cause which is close to my heart. So rebranding TipTopShade as ACOOLA an outdoor solutions specialist offering predominantly understated Belgian brands was the logical step. It is our aim to offer residential and commercial clients the opportunity to have some fun with their outside space, without breaking the bank.”

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COMMERCIAL CLIENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SOME FUN WITH THEIR OUTSIDE SPACE

Retaining its motto “Design, Inspire and Desire”, the rebrand has seen the company relocate to a brand new private showroom located in San Pedro’s Poligono where clients can experience exciting new outdoor decorations, furnishings, lighting/ heating and shade solutions. The official launch of the private showroom will take place on the 25th May 2017, when members of the Belgium & Dutch

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Business Club will be invited to take a tour of the showroom over drinks and canapés. The timing has been planned to mark the company’s 10th anniversary of trading in Marbella. The company, formerly led by Jos Van Os and currently Didier Dewyn, provides its clients with an unparalleled service. Every installation is done by a team of skilled professionals and they are supervised from start to finish by Didier. This attention to detail is a part of the overall philosophy of the company and its founders. As they point out, “We did not become an official partner of the most renowned European shade brands by coincidence; we were carefully selected and we’re continuously screened. We also follow stringent quality control programmes as well as educational ones. At ACOOLA, we take our partners, clients and our business very seriously.” ACOOLA counts high profile names such as Ocean Club, Nikki Beach and


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the Puente Romano Hotel as clients, and it is their aim to offer private and commercial customers access to high end, yet accessible, outdoor products that will add a touch of style to any space. ACOOLA’s specialist services include 3D renderings, budget planning, scheduling and installation, focusing on quality Belgium design and innovation. What is also interesting is that residential and commercial customers can also look forward to a programme of regular talks and seminars from experts within related fields and product launches in their new private showroom. ACOOLA knows that time is valuable and always puts its clients needs first. Didier and Jos have a simple formula for ensuring that when you choose ACOOLA to redesign shaded areas of your home that it will be an easy and enjoyable experience: • We make an appointment and visit your home to listen to your needs • We model a 3D design and propose an action plan, budget & timing • When you accept our offer, just sit back and relax: we will take care of everything! Over the past 10 years Jos and Didier have worked with many private and business owners, architects and interior designers to create out of the box shade solutions. You can see the range of places from Málaga to Gibraltar where they have installations on the website acoola.eu, but when you visit the new showroom in San Pedro you will be able to see them all. ACOOLA’s commercial projects span hotels, beach clubs, restaurants, bars and discos. Names included Sisu

Beach Hotel, Small World Café, Puro Beach, Hoteles Globales and many more of the Costa del Sol’s best-known establishments. It also undertakes public projects in schools, sports clubs, promenades and parking areas. Aloha College is one of its public project clients, as is Clinica Montebello, which has covered a large external courtyard with sail shades. The team has, of course, undertaken many residential installations, and visitors to the showroom will be able to view the end results. A villa in Atalaya with an automatic shade sail installation over the pool and surrounding area, has maximised the owners use of their outdoor space thanks to the comforting shade. Some owners prefer manually operated shade sails, whilst others opt for exclusive awning designs. ACOOLA is frequently asked to provide fixed shade solutions for carports and terraces. And, the sun is not the only thing that ACOOLA’s shades can block; the team can also install windblockers and outdoor screens that cover windows.

The variety of designs alongside the quality of the products means that with ACOOLA you can always be sure that you are getting the best shade solutions, whether you are the owner of a private residence or a large beach club. Regardless of the size of the project, the ACOOLA team will always give you their very best work. And, you will always receive a warm welcome at their new showrooms from Didier and the team: “Clients who visit our new showroom will be invited to join us for a drink, relax and take a look around at the wonderful possibilities that can transform their outside space. Our multilingual team will be on-hand to explain technical details and we will offer the services of an in-house interior / exterior designer.” It sounds like an offer that shouldn’t be refused. acoola.eu

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FINDING YOUR MARBLES By Amy-Rose McDowell Interior Designer at Foc Design

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arble has been used for centuries, both for its hardwearing, practical use in building and as a decorative material, well known for its versatility. Formed from crystallised minerals it comes in a huge range of colours, often with patterns or ‘veins’ which contribute to its allure. What sets marble apart from other building or decorative materials is its flexibility in terms of use. There are

“THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF TYPES OF MARBLE, ALL OFFERING DIFFERENT PROPERTIES, STYLES AND COLOURS”

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hundreds of types of marble, all offering different properties, styles and colours and knowing a little about the stone allows the user to determine which type is appropriate for any intended use. The Taj Mahal in India is clad in some of the finest white marble the planet has to offer. Built between 1632 and 1653 as a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal, third wife of Mughal

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ANNA BY RABLABS emperor Shah Jahan, this impressive wonder is clad with tonnes of Makrana marble which appears to change colour depending on the time of day. Brought from Makrana, Rajasthan, this translucent white marble has a high percentage of calcium meaning that water absorption is the lowest among all types of marble quarried in India, containing 98 per cent calcium carbonate and a meagre two per cent of impurities. It is strong, hard, and maintains its

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shine and brilliant white colour. Twentyeight other precious and semi-precious stones were inlaid into the marble, including jasper from Punjab, jade from China, turquoise from Tibet, lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, sapphires from Sri Lanka and carnelian from Arabia. It’s fair to say that the emperor would always have chosen a superior canvas upon which to lay these exotic jewels. But the virtues of marble exceed its use as a building material. Being

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high in calcium carbonate, it is very effective at neutralising acids. High purity marble is crushed and processed and used to make products such as Alka-Seltzer. In this form it also serves as an additive to neutralise acid in soil, streams and in the chemical industry. Marble with an exceptionally white colour serves as a pigment, brightener and filler in paint and paper to name a few. So why the aesthetic obsession with a material that is easy to come by, affordable and with an endless list of All available at FOC Design.


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“MARBLE OFFERS US AN INCREDIBLE RANGE OF COLOURS FROM NATURE'S PALETTE”

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uses? It’s true that we’re often sold on a product as soon as we hear the word 'practical' but, rather than just opting for stainless steel or polished concrete, marble offers us an incredible range of colours from nature's palette too. It’s hard wearing, it keeps its colour, you don’t have to sand and repaint it once a year and the choice of colours and patterns means that no two pieces will be the same – and it won’t break the bank either. Obviously if you clad your entire house in it, in the style of the Taj Mahal, you may need to stretch the

budget, but generally marble can be sourced at a reasonable price and, given its longevity, you can also consider it an investment. Where marble was once considered

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dated, its application has changed from covering an entire floor and kitchen surface to just one surface on a kitchen island, for example. Mixing marble with concrete or wood and other natural materials also brings the look straight into the 21st cntury. The key, it would seem, is moderation. It can even be used in tile form as a feature wall and not just in a bathroom - it would be stunning anywhere. If changing surfaces or walls is not feasible try adding marble accessories. Almost any home accessory is available in marble or marble-look thanks to the style being so popular again. Mix it with warm metals, light DANIELA TASCA YORK

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he perfect plate of grilled fish on the Costa del Sol can only be improved by adding the right glass of Spanish wine on the side. Now that the summer is here our palates - and stomachs – tend to favour the lightness of fish, especially with the aroma of all those delicious sardine barbecues being prepared on beaches along the Coast. However, some diners still appear to be a little confused about which wines to drink with fish. Get it right and your enjoyment can only be enhanced. Get it wrong and you have quite possibly ruined a perfectly good dinner. The rule of thumb for pairing wine with food is that white wine goes with fish and red wine with meat. That’s not the case anymore. While white wine is still often the best choice with simple, grilled or broiled white fish, light to medium red wines are frequently a good complement to grilled meaty or oily fishes.

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D-Wine Advice The basic guideline is to match the texture of the fish with the body of the wine. Lean and delicate white fish (Sea Bass, Sole, Cod, Halibut, Monkfish, Red Snapper, Hake and Trout) goes well with light to medium bodied, zesty and refreshing whites such as Albarinho, Godello, Treixadura, Verdejo and unoaked Viura to balance the delicate fish flavour. Heavier, meatier seafood dishes, like grilled Salmon, Swordfish and Tuna hold up well with light to medium red wine such as Mencia, Garnacha, Brancellao, Pinot Noir & Unoaked Tempranillo.

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A MAKEOVER FOR NUEVA ANDALUCIA

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an & Mermelada on the Marbella’s Golden Mile is one of the coast’s best-loved destinations for breakfast, brunch, lunch and much more. For some years, the restaurant has been offering an American themed menu, including fabulous freshly baked cakes, that is loved by both local residents and holiday visitors. Now, it has opened a new branch in Nueva Andalucia.

Michael Trezise, owner of Pan & Mermelada said: “We wanted to bring the Pan & Mermelada experience to Puerto Banús and Nueva Andalucía, so last year we secured a second venue next to the H10 Hotel and casino.” This is certainly a vibrant spot for the new venture that has for some time been a go-to area for residents and visitors searching for eateries offering everything from morning coffee to a late evening dinner. It is also within an easy walking distance of the very popular Saturday market and the Pan & Mermelada is an excellent choice for some postshopping relaxation.

A stylish makeover

The new Pan & Mermelada has undergone a thorough refurbishment of both the interior and the exterior

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terrace, “to give it the same feel as the restaurant on the Golden Mile,” Michael Trezise explained. Visitors will discover a stunning Butterfly and Bird wall inside that brings a feeling of the liveliness of the natural world indoors and Michael hopes that it will make his customers “feel more

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at home.” Parents will be delighted to know that there is also a dedicated Kids Corner where young ones can be seated to enjoy arts and crafts while their parents and friends enjoy the café’s delicious menu, which you can peruse at before visiting at panymermelada.com.

Free Parking and WifI

Anyone with concerns about parking in this area need not fear as there is ample free parking space available in the vicinity. Similarly, those who like to read their papers online over breakfast and coffee or have a lunch meeting with laptops, can avail themselves of the free WiFi that you can connect to via social media or by filling out a short form at the restaurant.

Rewards for Loyalty

Pan & Mermelada has also introduced a Loyalty App for its customers’ convenience. The app is called Pan & Mermelada Rewards and customers can download it from either the Apple App Store or Google Play. Customers can gain loyalty points by using the app at either the Nueva Andalucia or Golden Mile locations and these points can then be redeemed against free food or drinks. And that’s not all, the app can also be used to book a table, study the menu or connect to Pan & Mermelada’s social media channels.

Saturday Live Music!

Finally, Saturdays at Pan & Mermelada on the Golden Mile just got a lot livelier thanks to the introduction of live music sets from 11.30am. Plans are afoot to introduce this entertainment

at the Nueva Andalucia branch as well in the near future. We don’t doubt that the success the restaurant has enjoyed on the Golden Mile will be replicated in Nueva Andalucia, as Pan & Mermelada brings its cheerful service and delicious menu to a whole new audience.

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fter a period spent in the wilderness it seems that afternoon tea is making something of a comeback, with swanky London establishments such as Fortnum & Mason, The Ritz and Claridge’s all reporting massively increased bookings for their fivestar afternoon experiences. Given the frantic pace of our lives it seems astonishing, but the evidence is clear to anyone who wants to book tea and scones and F&M. A six-month wait, anyone?

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We love afternoon tea, so were delighted when we were invited to sample the new experience offered at Sea Grill, Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa. It certainly proves that this sublimely refined ritual can be enjoyed

in Marbella as easily as in London and in such beautiful surroundings too. Andrew Martin’s fabulous interiors help to make this an outing to remember, as does the sumptuous beachside setting.


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with olive oil and mini bocadillos with beef and rocket. Although we all love a cup of tea, we enjoyed the glass of local cava that formed part of this very enjoyable Spanish take on afternoon tea. There is something faintly sinful about enjoying an afternoon treat at a time when we are usually hard at work in the office, but we can see why the tea ritual is making a comeback. It acts as a lovely memory of a bygone age when time was not at such a premium and relaxation was possible.

THE WHOLE PROJECT HAS BEEN HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY DOLCE & GABBANA’S 2015 COLLECTION.

Served from 4pm until 7pm, Puente Romano’s take on afternoon tea arrives in two versions: Traditional and Andalusian. However, the clever twist is that the whole project has been heavily influenced by Dolce & Gabbana’s 2015 ready-to-wear Spanish collection.

filled with delicious rose blossom water butter and elegantly displayed on a three-tier cake stand, accompanied by expertly hand-decorated delicate rose shaped cookie-pops.

What we especially enjoyed was that every element clearly reflected aspects of Andalusian cluture along with this famous fashion collection, which caused a sensation when it was premiered on the catwalk in Milan. Just think of the term ‘matador’ and its evocation of fine tailoring, fabulous flamenco flair and a bold red rose and deep black colour palate.

We absolutely loved the castanet macaroons, made with almond flour and filled with an almond cream, which is very much a traditional Andalusian flavour and made us smile with delight. Another touch of genius was provided by the sombrero hat mini cordobés, made with chocolate and decorated with edible flowers and the orange blossom water Piononas pastries were so lovely it seemed a shame to ruin them by eating them all. Yes, we did actually eat them all.

The Andalusian Afternoon Tea’s delicious array of delicacies includes shoe-shaped vanilla sponge cupcakes created from the spirit of flamenco,

Of course, no afternoon tea would be complete without a savoury component and this role was beautifully filled by the jamón and organic tomato montaditos

If you are feeling overworked and stressed, make your way to the Sea Grill at Hotel Puente Romano, enjoy this stylish take on tea and – relax. Puenteromano.com Andalusian Afternoon Tea: €35 per person (Booking 24 hours beforehand is recommended). Traditional Afternoon Tea: €30 per person Both available at Sea Grill, with its stunning views along the Marbella coastline from 4 to 7pm

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Mahiki Dubai

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London brand Mahiki has joined forces with Sala Group and ventured beyond city nightclubs and onto Marbella’s beach. By Eleanor McKenzie

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ahiki is the Polynesian name for the Path to the Underworld, which is a fitting name for the ritzy nightclub of this name in London’s Mayfair that regularly attracts young royals as well as a host of celebrity faces. But, now Mahiki is opening in Marbella as a relaxed and fun beach venue, so it will be more of a path to the sun, sand and a sensational vibe. Mahiki Beach by Sala is the latest venue opened by the Sala Group and its Chairman Ian Radford told SOCIETY that it is the result of many months of discussions between La Sala and the owners of Mahiki. Ian Radford and the directors at Mahiki London have been mutual friends for some years and the prospect of expanding the Mahiki brand in a new format suited to life in the sun proved to be a concept of mutual interest. The launch couldn’t have happened at a better time, as Marbella is fast attracting international brands to its leisure and dining scene, the opening of a Nobu restaurant being just one example, and like Mahiki, it is another celebrity haunt. The concept will be something entirely new to the Mahiki group, which has until now specialised in city-based clubs before, and the Sala Group will add its successful business model to it, bringing to Marbella a beach club style that has never been seen before in the form of the tiki-style “chiringuito” and cocktail bar, with a food menu typical of a Spanish “chiringuito” and entertainment that promises to be truly theatrical.

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THE LAUNCH COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED AT A BETTER TIME, AS MARBELLA IS FAST ATTRACTING INTERNATIONAL BRANDS TO ITS LEISURE AND DINING SCENE

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What is Tiki style?

Tiki, according to Polynesian legend, was the first man and the name is also given to various Polynesian gods. Traditional carvings found around the Pacific islands depict these gods or tikis, and these carvings, along with other Polynesian designs are the foundation of the tiki bar style. Tiki culture originated in the USA during the 20th century and is a term used to describe Polynesian-style restaurants and clubs. The style was inspired by traditional Polynesian culture and mythology and the first venue to use it was Don the Beachcomber in 1934, a Hollywood restaurant decked out with flaming torches, rattan furniture, flower leis and brightly coloured fabrics. The Polynesian theme was quickly adopted by Victor Bergeron of Trader Vic’s, a chain that started in California, but soon became well known around the globe. As anyone who has visited Trader Vic’s

will remember, the tiki style is centered around bamboo, wooden masks and carvings, thatched surfaces, lava stones, hula girls, and other Southern Pacific accoutrements.

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The new venue will create a South Pacific paradise on Marbella’s beach front, next to the Fuerte Hotel. However, as Ian Radford explained, it will have a Spanish twist and suggested that it will be more “Spanish chiringuito meets Tiki bar.” He is keen to emphasise that the beach club will be unpretentious and have a more “feet in the sand” vibe, reflecting the more laid back style that Costa del Sol residents once enjoyed at the now departed Sonora Beach with the comfort and informality of some of the coast’s most famous beach restaurants that have stood the test of time.

THE NEW VENUE WILL CREATE A SOUTH PACIFIC PARADISE ON MARBELLA’S BEACH FRONT, NEXT TO THE FUERTE HOTEL


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AT MAHIKI BEACH BY SALA, THE COCKTAILS WILL BE CREATED TO SUIT EVERY TASTE

At the heart of the tiki theme are the cocktails. The Mai Tai (rum, orange Curacao, syrup and lime juice) is considered by many to be the quintessential one and the emphasis at any tiki bar is typically on rum-based cocktails with tropical fruit ingredients, which have been going through a revival in recent years. However, at Mahiki Beach by Sala, the cocktails will be created to suit every taste, whether it is rum, gin, tequila or whiskey. There will certainly be a selection of Tahitiinspired cocktails including a Pina Colada served in a frozen pineapple and a Coconut Bomb in a real coconut.

Guests can also expect an exciting live fire show every night at sundown from Thursday to Sunday. Plus, if you are a lady, then you should definitely make sure you visit on a Sunday, which is Ladies Day, when you can have a selected plate and drinks including Cava and the daily special Cocktail for four hours between 12-4pm, and all for only 45€. It sounds like it may be best to plan ahead with this one and make sure you’re not working on Monday.

If you want to go all out, order the Treasure Chest, which is quite literally a treasure chest filled with a fruity champagne concoction accompanied by dry ice and sparklers.

Wright who will be DJing, premiership footballers and Craig David, who will not be performing at the party, but who will take to the stage at AqwaMist for the after party. He will, however, be performing at Mahiki Beach in July, so we can look forward to that.

Alongside the tiki bar and the beach loungers there will also be an oasis area surrounded by lush greenery where guests can take time to cool off out the afternoon heat. Plus some rather quirky and cool details, such as a cloakroom designed as a confessions booth and don’t be surprised if you are greeted at the entrance by a talking cockatoo. It will also have an ‘espeto’ boat manned by a skilled ‘espetero’. An espeto (stick) of sardines is one of the delights of summer in Marbella and the smell wafting across the beach is a strong stimulant to the digestive juices. Paellas, fresh fish and other dishes traditionally associated with the Mediterranean cuisine as well as a selection of La Sala’s Signature dishes and Mahiki’s tropical grill menu will also feature, and all will be prepared fresh by Sala’s excellent chefs.

The launch party is on Friday 26th May and will be attended by a raft of celebrities, including Mark

The opening of Mahiki Beach by Sala is a big boost for Marbella and for Sala Group’s prominent place in its social scene. They aim to make Mahiki Marbella a beach restaurant and lounge that is all about delivering a fun

atmosphere and adding creative details to every drink, dance and dish that is served. We can’t wait to be there!

IT WILL BE MORE SPANISH CHIRINGUITO MEETS TIKI BAR”... UNPRETENTIOUS... “FEET IN THE SAND” VIBE

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LONDON has been my second home for a long time. In recent years it has also become the foodie capital of Europe and is bursting with places to eat, food markets and trends that pop up on a daily basis. On that note there are tons of pop-ups to choose from!

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ondon is always in flux and therefore you have to catch your moments and savour them because you never know what tomorrow’s going to bring - or sometimes even what’s going to happen within the next hour. It’s a great place for just being present in the moment and people watching and, if you are lucky enough to catch the sun, it is hands down one of the greatest and most fun cities in the world. Having said that I think my best tip for anyone visiting London is to go with the flow, enjoy the high pulse of one of the world’s greatest cities and find those hidden gems that make it so special. If you’re in London on a weekend a food market is a must. Here are two that take an effort to get to but are worth it as they are still relatively small and very authentic.

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Broadway Market Broadway Market is a shopping street nestled in the heart of Hackney, East London. Established on an old drovers’ route into the city, Broadway Market has been home to market traders since the 1890s, and provides a unique kaleidoscope of tastes and cultures. The stalls vary from amazing home brewed coffee (try the Vietnamese coffee) to artisan cakes (gluten free donuts!) to amazing juices, raw cakes and much more. If you fancy a healthy breakfast pop into TIOSK.

Chatsworth Road Market In its 1930s heyday Chatsworth Road Market is reported to have had up to 200 stalls, running four to five days a week, extending along the full length of the street. The number of stalls and market days decreased slowly in post-war years until the market eventually closed around 1990. After many years of campaigning by local residents and traders, the market returned in 2010 and has been running weekly since June 2011. If you arrive early enough there are some amazing sun traps!


Something sweet and guilt free The number of ‘free from’ places has grown 300 per cent over the past three years. Whether you have an allergy or have chosen a plant based lifestyle, London now caters for all. Yorica is an ice cream place based in Soho where everyone’s invited to indulge without worry. All recipes and ingredients are free from wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs and nuts and are all entirely vegan, certified and traced from crop to cone. This is a great place to indulge in a treat without the guilt.

THE NUMBER OF ‘FREE FROM’ PLACES HAS GROWN 300 PER CENT OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS. WHETHER YOU HAVE AN ALLERGY OR HAVE CHOSEN A PLANT BASED LIFESTYLE, LONDON NOW CATERS FOR ALL.

The Farmacy Now summer is kicking in we’re all jumping on the band wagon of clean eating, but where should you go to get your prescription of healthy, tasty food? Farmacy of course. This new, plant-based restaurant has just opened in Notting Hill, serving up vegan and vegetarian dishes, free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals and no - they aren’t serving meals made of air. I had the Mexican Bowl, Green Bowl, cocktails (Espresso Martini) and dessert - the Banoffee Pie which was super rich and lovely and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Cutting no corners Farmacy also shakes up a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from its Alchemy Bar, using ingredients known for their medicinal benefits, including flaxseed oil, cayenne pepper and even cannabis oil to give you a good, positive boost. For a healthy, guilt free dinner, Farmacy is just what the doctor ordered.

Best Health Stores Every time I go to London I spend most of my time in two stores: Planet Organic, a chain of stores spread out throughout the city and Wholefoods Market, also found in several locations throughout London. Anything that is hip, new or trendy will be stocked in these stores. Yes, it does all come with a fairly hefty price tag, so choose wisely.

London, being what it is, can never be described as cheap but, if you choose to use public transport and don’t over consume, chances are that you will experience some amazing food and culture. It never ceases to surprise me how much variety there is. It truly has become a food mecca.

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DENTAL CARE: C.C. Laguna Village, A-7, km.159, Estepona Tel. 952 936 552 / 615 071 563 dentalcaremarbella.com DYNAMIC TRAINING CENTRE MARBELLA Tel. 952 775 021 dynamicmarbella.com EL OCEANO BEACH HOTEL RESTAURANT & SPA Urb Miraflores Playa, Crta. A7 km.199, Marbella. Tel. 952 587 550, oceanohotel. com ENN CARE Location: Marbella Golf and Country Club, Ctra de Cádiz, N-340 Km 188, 29604, Marbella Tel. 663 048 477 enncare.com HC MARBELLA Tel.952 908 628 marbellahighcare.com HEALTHOUSE Urbanización Boladilla Baja, Esetepona 29689 Tel. 951 082 090 healthhouse-naturhouse.com LOOK YOUR BEST Location: Calle Ramon Areces, Marina Banús, Edificio III Local 3, Puerto Banús Tel. 951 134 990 lookyourbest.es LONG LIFE CLINIC Tel. 952 77 07 14, team@longlifeclinic.com MARBELLA’S COSMETIC DENTAL CLINIC Location: Plaza las Orquideas 2, Exit 173,5 Casino, Nueva Andalucia, Tel. 952 907 173, marbelladentalart.com MARBELLA CHIROPRACTIC Location: Urbanizacion Guadalmina Alta, Centro Comercial 4, Local 8, San Pedro de Alcantara. Tel. 952 880 398 marbellachiropractic.com MARBELLA VEIN CLINIC Location: Camojan Business Centre, Office 12 Tel. 952 867 003 marbellavein.com

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Boutiques & Stores BOUDOIR BOUTIQUE Locaton: Cl Las Violetas nº4-5, Marbella. Tel. 952 813 068, info@boudoir.es, boudoir.es DE LA FUENTE Calle Sierra Blanca 1, Marbella. Tel: 952 90 20 80 LOFT & ROOMERS Oasis Business Center, Ctra. De Cádiz KM 183. Tel: 952 77 21 39, loftroomers.com NIMROD MESSEG Calle Aluminio 6, Marbella. Tel: 952 85 74 39, nimrodmesseg.com TIMELESS Avda. José Banus s/n Edf. Málaga ll, Local 24. Tel: 670 256 275, timelessgalleryart.com UNIQUE FIRES Tel: 951 27 74 43, uniquefires.com AMIRA BOUTIQUE Location: CC Laguna Village, Local 19, Estepona, amiraboutique.lv@gmail.com ANTONIO SEIJO Location: Avenida Ramón Y Cajal 7, Marbella Tel. 952 900 140, antonioseijo.com ANTHONYS DIAMONDS Location: Avenida Ramon y Cajal 40 Tel. 952 588 795 anthonys-diamonds.com BANG & OLUFSEN Location: Puerto Banús Main entrance. Tel: 95 281 72 50. Bang-olufsen.com ELLE MORGAN BOUTIQUE Location: Unit 31 Laguna Village (next to Purobeach) Tel. 647 869 831 FASHION VILLA Location: Paseo de Suiza, Elviria, Tel. 952 85 05 01 FEYDOM MUEBLES Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana, Nave, Nueva Andalucia, 15, 29660. Tel. 951 51 87 87, feydom.es GLAMOUR HUNTER + 951 194 789 Glamourhunter.net valeriana@glamourhunter.net GUNNELS Location: Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía Tel. 952 78 56 02 gunnelhome.com HOT OFF THE PRESS Location: Calahonda Commercial Centre Unit 7, Calahonda Tel. 952 930 392 hotpgreen.com

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CINE TEATRO GOYA Carrer de Av. Julio Iglesias, Marbella. T.951 196 665 / 951 196 666, cinesteatrogoya.com

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COSTA JUMP Poligono Industrial, fase 2, Calle Carril de Picaza, San Pedro de Alcantara (ITV & Parque 3 Jardines) Tel: 952 787 018, costajump.com

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Camping Marbella Playa) Carretera de Cádiz Km. 193 Marbella T: 952 834 113; restaurantepapillon.com

PALACIO DE CONGRESOS MARBELLA Location: Calle Jose Melia 2 Tel. 952 828 244, marbellacongresos.com

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

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SALON VARIETES THEATRE Location: C/ Emanicipacion, s/n Fuengirola Tel. 952 474 542 salonvarietestheatre.com SELWO Autovia Costa del Sol, KM 162,500, Estepona, Tel. 902 19 04 82, selwo.es TEAM4YOU Location: Puerto Banus Tel. 619 987 093 team4you.es TIMELESS GALLERY Location: Avda. Jose Banús S/N, Edificio Málaga II, Marbella. T +34 670 25 62 75 W timelessgallerygroup.com

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TIKITANO Location: Urb. Guadalmansa, Ctra de Cadiz 340 – KM 164 Estepona. Tel. 952 798 449, tikitano.com VILLA DEL MAR: Loation: Marbella Club Hotel, Av. Alfonso de Hohenlohe Tel. 952 822 211 marbellaclub.com

Golf Courses ALOHA GOLF CLUB Location: Apdo. 141, Urb. Aloha Golf, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 952 812 388 clubdegolfaloha.com ATALAYA GOLF CLUB Location: Avda. de las Golondrinas, Estepona Tel. 952 882 812 atalaya-park.es CALANOVA GOLF CLUB Location: Urb. Calanova Golf Club Tel. 951 170 194 calanovagolfclub.com

EL CHAPARRAL GOLF CLUB Location: Urbanizacion El Chaparral, N-340 KM 203, Mijas Costa Tel. 952 587 773, golfelchaparral.com EL PARAISO GOLF CLUB CN 340, km 167, Estepona 296880 Tel. 952 883 835 elparaisogolfclub.com FINCA CORTESIN GOLF CLUB Location: Carretera de Casares s/n, Casares Tel. 952 937 883 fincacortesin.com FLAMINGOS GOLF CLUB Location: Ctra de Cadiz KM 166 Tel. 952 889 157 flamingosgolf.com LAURO GOLF 27 Location: Carretera de Málaga a Coin A-404, Alhaurin de la Torre Tel. 952 412 767 laurogolf.com LA CALA GOLF RESORT Location: Urb. La Cala Golf, Mijas Costa Tel. 952 669 000 lacala.com LA QUINTA GOLF ACADEMY Location: Urb. La Quinta Golf, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 902 204 208 laquintagolf.com LOS NARANJOS GOLF CLUB Location: Plaza Cibeles, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 952 815 206 losnaranjos.com MARBELLA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Location: Ctra de Cadiz, N-340 KM 188 Tel. 952 830 500 marbellagolf.com


Take-away, Home Delivery and Reservations

T. 952 906 748

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MONTE PARAISO Location: C/ Camino de Camojan s/n, Sierra Blanca Tel. 952 822 781 monteparaisogolf.com SAN ROQUE CLUB CN 340, Km 127, 11360 San Roque, Cádiz, Tel. 956 61 30 30, sanroqueclub.com

MGM Gym Location: Avenida de Manolete 10, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 952 817 219 mgm.com.es

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

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

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

Interior Design Houses

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

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NCT Location: Urb. Monte Paraiso Golf Tel. 952 866 843 nctmarbella.com

ELIGRASS T. 951 498 732, eligrass.com SECRETZA Edificio Casablanca, Golden Mile, Marbella +34 952 764 595, sekretza.es

Gyms and Tennis Clubs

STOREY DESIGN Aloha Garden, Local 1-2, Avenida del Prado s/n, Nueva Andalucía T. +34 672 216 848 ; + 34 951 279 258, marbella@storeyinterior.com storeyinterior.com

DYNAMIC TRAINING CENTRE Location: Ctra de Istan, Centro Comercial Le Village Tel. 952 775 021, dynamicmarbella.com

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

GLOW WELLNESS & FITNESS Location: Avenida Playas del Duque, Edificio Sevilla, Puerto Banus Tel. 952 908 507 glowplayasdelduque.com

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

EZ HOME SOLUTIONS Location: Poligono Industrial Norte C/ Carril De Picaza, 23, San Pedro De Alcantara, Marbella, 29670 Tel. 952 799 344, info@e-z-home-solutions.com e-z-home-solutions.com FOC DESIGN Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banus, Local 18, Puerto Banus, Tel +34 952 817 129 info@wearefoc.com, focdesign.es G VEGA CERAMIC Location: Polígono La Campana Nva Andalucía Tel. 952 816 848 gvega.com INDIA EXOTICA Location: Calle Fragua 43, Marbella Tel. 952 778 500 indiaexotica.com JENSEN BEDS Location: Poligno Nueva Campana 23, Nueva Andalucia, tel. 952 90 88 55, jensen-beds.com MESSEG DESIGN Location: C/Aluminio 6, Poligono Industrial La Hermita Tel. 952 857 439 messegdesign.com LA CASA BLANCA Location: La Colonia, Exit San Pedro, next to McDonalds, Tel. 952 78 91 98 LOFT & ROOMERS Location: Oasis Business Center, Ctra. De Cadiz km 183, Golden Mile, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 21 39


COCINA MEDITERRANEA & LOUNGE DANCE BAR

Reservations : 951 77 87 97

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MARBELLA CARPETS Location: Edificio Casablanca, Golden Mile, Tel. 952 77 37 65, marbellacarpets.com MOBILE & DISEÑO Location: A7 – Km. 189, 5, Marbella, Tel. 952 83 76 01, mobiledis.com ROCHE BOBOIS Location: Centro Comercial Torre Real, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 78 58, roche-bobois.com NALIPEMI Tel. 660 676 322 nalipemi@gmail.com

Opticians ÓPTICA MARBELLA Location: Avda. Ricardo Soriano 21, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 46 24 SPECSAVERS Location: Avd. Ricardo Soriano, 12, Tel. 952 863 332, specsavers.es 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 adana.es CLÍNICA VETERINARIA ZARPAS Y BIGOTES Location: Urb. Marbella Real, 13. Tel. 952 857 863/ 659 069 000, zarpasybigotes.com FAMA Location: Camino de Campanallas Tel. 620 354 885 famaspain.com MOBILE VET Location: Calle Santa Lucia, 23, San Pedro de Alcantara, Tel. 952 78 07 33, mobile-vet.com POINTER VETERINARY CLINIC Location: Nueva Andalucía and & Estepona Tel. 952 906 626 / 952 804 165, pointerclinic.com 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, juliaroder.com ANNA GAZDA Tel: 633 654 476; limelight.pl

IMAGE GURU Tel. 662 434 400, peter@imageguru.es, imageguru.es JEREMY STANDLEY Tel: 607 717 565; jeremystandley.com JB FORT jbfort.com OWEN FARRELL Tel: 670 664 341, (+35) 387 268 28 32 owenfarellphotography.com NANI & ANTONIO PEREZ nanideperez.com, Tel. 615 31 44 46 REYNARD PRODUCTIONS Tel. 673 505 838, info@reynardproductions.com SAVE THE ROBOTS FILMS Tel. 600 625 520 SOL WEDDING Tel: 678 486 069; solwedding.com

Property Developers FOC DESIGN info@wearefoc.com T. 952 817 129 focdesign.es QUAY PROPERTY GROUP Location: Mellior Vasari La Alzambra Local 3-1, Puerto Banus Tel. 951 319 728 quaypropertygroup.com

HUGE COLLECTION OF QUALITY WINES UNBEATABLE PRICES FREE HOME DELIVERY PROFESSIONAL SOMMELIER ADVICE FREE PAIRING ADVICE FOR YOUR DINNER PARTY ALSO MANY TOP SPIRITS & LIQUERS Hours: 10:00-20:00 Mon-Sun Telephone: +34 952 339 309

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CENTRO COMERCIAL AZALEA (ON THE N340 BETWEEN PUERTO BANUS & SAN PEDRO. LOOK OUT FOR THE BLIMP!)


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DIANA MORALES Av. Cánovas del Castillo, 4, 29601 Marbella, Tel. +34 952 765 138, DMproperties.com

PROPANA GROUP Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banus, Local 18 Propanaestates.com

Radio BEACHGROOVES 97.1 Tel. +34 616 353 623, info@beachgrooves. com, beachgrooves.com SPECTRUM 90.4 FM Location: Centro Comercial Diana Blq 3 Local 27 y 28, Urb. Nueva Atalaya, Estepona, Tel. 952 90 50 00, spectrumfm.net

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, espana-holiday.com

TALK RADIO 91.9FM Tel. 952 799 953, talkradioeurope.com

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

Real Estate Offices

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

MARBELLA FOR SALE Edificio Marina Banús, Calle Francisco Villalón, Bl.4, Local 8, Puerto Banus. T: 952 90 73 86, marbellaforsale.com

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

SPACE MARBELLA Plaza de las Orquídeas 3, Nueva Andalucia. Tel: 951 052 766 / Marbella Old Town, Calle Africa 2. Tel: 951 203 716, spacemarbella.com

QUESTATES Calle Francisco Villalon 13, Marina Banus 4, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Tel. +34 952 819 174, questates.com PRIME PROPERTY MARBELLA Tel. 951 082 367 primepropertymarbella.com

RHONE PROPERTY Avda. Ricardo Soriano 63, +34 952 766 288 Rhoneproperty.es THE REAL ESTATE GALLERY Avda. Pablo Ruiz Picasso, San Pedro de Alcantara, Tel. 952 799 393, Therealestategallery.com WASA INMOBILIARA Centro Comercial Plaza 65-66, Nueva Andalucia, Marbella, Tel. +34 952 818 000, Wasa.es

Restaurants SOTOGRANDE Trocodero Sotogrande Paseo del Parque s/n, 11310 San Roque, Cádiz. Tel. 678 456 047, trocaderosotogrande.com CASARES FINCA CORTESIN EL JARDIN Location: Carretera de Casares S/N Tel. 952 937 800, info@hotelcortesin.com fincacortesin.com BENAHAVIS Indian MASALA Location: C. Com, El Pilar, Local 2 Tel. 900 525 801, masalamarbella.com

Best Rices & Fideua in Marbella Reservations

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

ALABARDERO BEACH CLUB Urb. Castiglione s/n San Pedro de Alcantara T. 952 780 552 grupolezama.es/portal/alabardero-beach-club

TANINO Location: Calle Pino Real, 5 Saladillo Benamara, Benahavis Tel. 952 883 259, tanino.es SAN PEDRO International ALBERT Y SIMON Urbanización Nueva Alcántara Edificio Mirador, Bloque 4-B San Pedro Marbella Tel: 952 78 37 14, albertysimon.com PASSION CAFE Centro Comercial La Colonia, San Pedro de Alcantara. Tel: 952 781 583, passioncafe.eu MR. BURGER Avenida Luis Braille no 20 San Pedro de Alcántara Tel. 952 785 257 mrgourmetburger.com URBAN BISTRO Av. Mediterraneo, ed. Los Arqueros Beach, San Pedro de Alcántara. Tel. 951 518 105

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PUERTO BANÚS American HARD ROCK CAFÉ Location: Calle Ramón Areces Esquina Marina Banús Tel. 952 908 024, hardrock.com JACKS AMERICAN BRASSERIE Location; Calle Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús. Marbella. Tel: 952 813 625, metrogrupo.com

MISTER NOODLES Avda. Manolete 14, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 951 40 00 08, misternoodles.com AMBROSIA Urb. La Alzambra Crta. Nac. 340, Km. 175 Puerto Banús T. +34 685 201 206 info@ambrosiamercadogourmet.es ambrosiamercadogourmet.es EL GRAN GATSBY Location: Puerto Banus elgrangatsby.com 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

Italian

INFUSCHIA Location: Plaza Antonio Banderas, (Within the club Tibu Banus), Puerto Banus. Tel. 952 815 325, tibubanus.com/infuschia

CARPACCIO Location: Muelle Ribera, Casa M Local 20, Tel. 952 813 357, carpacciobanus.com

JOHN SCOTTS Location: Muelle Ribiera Casa F, Local 24, Marbella, T. 644 954 872, johnscotts.se

PIZZERIA PICASSO Location: C/ Muelle Ribera Local 48 / 49 Tel. 952 813 669 pizzeriapicasso.com

LA SALA BANUS Location: Calle Belmonte Tel. 952 814 145 lasalabanus.com 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.

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OLD JOY´S PUB Location: C/Muelle Ribera, Lc. 58-59 Puerto Banús, Marbella Tel. 952 84 283 OCEAN CLUB Location: Avda. Lola Flores Tel. 952 908 137 oceanclub.es SALA BY THE SEA Location: Urb. Marina Villa (beachside) Tel. 952 813 882 salabeachbanus.com 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 info@santemarbella.com santemarbella.com Oriental TOP THAI Centro Plaza, Av Manolete, 1, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 951-31-97-78, topthai.es FETOUN C/ Francisco J. Villalón, Edificio Cristamar, Puerto Banús T. +34 610 742 202 nooramezze.com NAGA THAI Location: C.C. Cristamar Tel. 952 815 319 naga.es 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 thaigallery-restaurante.com NUEVA ANDALUCIA French LE DISCRET Location: Av. del Prado. Urb. Los Naranjos Country Club, lediscret. com Indian CURRY LEAVES Avda. del Prado, Centro Comercial Aloha Local 1d Nueva Andalucia, +34 951 319 669, Curryleavesmarbella.com MASALA Avda. del Prado, Nueva Andalucía, Masalamarbella.es

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 D-WINE Location: Calle Norte 2, Marbella, (Take exit for Cortijo Blanco, immediately after the San Pedro) Tel. 952 81 44 46, d-wine.es THE FRESH FOOD CAFÉ Location: Urb. Los Naranjos de Marbella Tel. 952 907 364 thefreshfoodcafe.es Fresh food, simple ingredients, always freshly prepared to order. MAGNA CAFÉ Location: Magna Marbella Golf Tel. 952 929 587, magnacafe.com Exquisite cuisine in stunning surroundings. Bar and large terrace with breathtaking views. STARZ MARBELLA Location: Centro Comercial Plaza, Local 60-62 Nueva Andalucía,Marbella. Tel. 952 81 63 13, starzmarbella.com YANX CAFÉ Location: Centro Plaza Tel. 952 818 861 cafeyanx.com A prized location and lively atmosphere make this a great choice all-round. Oriental ASIATICO ZEN Location: Calle Lirios s/n T el. 952 817 691 SENSATIONS DELI & SUSHI Location: Av. Manolete, 20, Tel. 952 814 964 sensationsdeliandsushi.com 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, laparrillagourmet.com


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SUTTON Urb. Marbellamar, Milla de Oro, Marbella T. +34 952 770 760, suttonmarbella.com MC CAFÉ Location: Marbella Club Hotel Tel. 952 822 211, marbellaclub.com Creative and affordable fine dining open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. SMALL WORLD CAFÉ Location: C.C. Le Village Tel. 952 771 046, smallworldcafe.com SUTTON Location: Urb. MarbellaMar, Milla de Oro, Tel. 952 770 760 suttonmarbella.com VILLA TIBERIO Location: Marbella Mar Tel. 952 771 799 villatiberio.com Highly popular restaurant set within stylish surroundings; al fresco at it’s best. Indian MASALA MARBELLA Location: Ctra. Cadiz Km.179 (opposite Marbella Club) Tel. 952 857 670, masalamarbella.com

TAJ MAHAL Location: C/ Jazmines 17 Local 1 Tel. 952 814 719, tajmahalmarbella.com Exotic Indian cuisine, perfect for intimate dining and takeaway. Italian CIBO Bulevard Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, 11, 29600 Marbella, Málaga Tel. 952 90 03 80 cibomarbella.com Mexican ZAPATA TEX-MEX Location: Golden Mile. Carretera de Cádiz Km. 178,5 Marbella. Tel.: +34 952 86 72 83 zapatatexmex.com Oriental SUKHOTHAI Location: Marbella Mar Tel. 952 770 550 sukhothai-restaurante.com Fabulous Thai cuisine with intimate surroundings and cosmopolitan décor.

TAI PAN Location: Puente Romano Tel. 952 777 893, taipan-restaurante.com MARBELLA International BECKITT’S Location: Calle Camilo José Cela, Nº 4 Tel. 952 868 898, beckittsmarbella.com GARUM Location: Paseo Maritimo Tel. 952 858 858, garummarbella.com 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, nuevakaskada.com 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

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Coast’s best beaches. Open daily for lunch and dinner. NIKKI BEACH Location: Hotel Don Carlos Tel. 952 836 239 nikkibeach.com 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, oliviaslacala.com

Useful websites CABIFY Download the app! - cabifyl.com CONFLICT INTERNATIONAL +44 (0)20 7917 2939, conflictinternational.com EXPLORE MARBELLA A comprehensive business directory with real reviews and daily deals. exploremarbella.com LÍNEA DIRECTA Insurance for your car, motorcycle, and home. lineadirecta.com PROPERTY PAINTERS Tel. 606 788 630, propertypainters@hotmail.com propertypainters.es REYNARD PRODUCTIONS Tel. 673 505 838, info@reynardproductions.com SAVE THE ROBOTS FILMS Tel. 600 625 520

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