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the beach clubs are beginning to open, the nightclubs are returning for the season, the beaches are starting to fill with families and the sun is always shining... the summer season has officially begun and to celebrate we have a packed issue for you to get you in the summer mood! Our cover star Emily Ratajkowski jumped on our screens back in 2013 in Robin Thicke’s music video Blurred Lines before taking on roles in Gone Girl with Ben Affleck and We Are Your Friends alongside Zac Efron. This issue we learn a little more about the proud feminist and where her openness and uninhibited attitude stems from. Plus don’t forget to turn to page 26 to read about one of the most exciting voices to hit Marbella this year, the Voice of Gold, Tony Hadley!

We catch up with all the latest celebrity news in Celebrity Status including Simon Cowell’s cute return to social media, the birth of Jessica Simpson's third child and the tragic death of Love Island star, Mike Thalassitis. On the Radar introduces this month's most exciting music releases with Pink’s new album and Emma Bunton’s return to recording making the cut, plus Eva George is on hand to share with us how blockchain can benefit the music, art, literature and creative industries. Ian Kuah test drives the new McLaren 600LT Spider to its limits on page 96 and Victoria Wood talks Sex Education… how, where and when you should talk to your kids about sex. Plus Jonathan Yeadon turns his attention to his latest hair care heroes and Elissa Goodman discusses the Beauty of Age. Once again Clare Navas is back to discuss the benefits of CBD oil on her journey to promote TLE and shares how CBD can help in the gym by contributing to muscle gain and increasing stamina. Plus her recipe for homemade Chicken Curry with Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and added hemp seeds for a boost of homeostasis is one you don’t want to miss! Our resident fitness expert Aga reminds us of the positive impact exercise has on pregnancy and how training through your pregnancy will help you get back into shape post-partum. And finally, let’s not forget about what’s been happening in Marbella! March marked the start of the events season - were you snapped at any of the events we featured in this month’s issue?  ‘Til next time, Andy Clark

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48 Add CBD to your Life by Clare Navas, founder of TLE

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Who's in, Who's out

This month's hottest parties and events

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Emily Ratajkowski The Naked Truth

30 A Decentralized Art Industry

How Blockchain can benefit the arts

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Treat Yourself

Jonathan's favourite hair and makeovers created by Team Reflections and his latest hair care heroes.

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Statuesque Style Taking minimal to the maximum in the best of ways: head-to-toe white

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TV affecting our behavior and life expectancy.

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McLaren: A Tale of two spiders

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Five Cities, five vegan recipes

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Celebrity Sportlight

EMILY Ratajkowski By Christie Holland

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orn Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski on June 7, 1991 in Westminster, United Kingdom. Emily was born to American parents, Kathleen, a professor and John David Ratajkowski, a painter. Her parents relocated to California when Emily was five and she was raised in Encinitas, California, near San Diego. Her mother was a professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and her father taught art at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas where Emily attended. A keen actor from a young age, Emily started her career as a child theatre actress before being signed as a model for Kohl’s and Nordstrom at the age of 14. Although only 5 foot 7, (short in the modelling world), her modelling career flourished. This led to some appearances on Nickelodean’s iCarly at just 15 where she played the role of Gibby’s girlfriend, Tasha. But it was the 2013 Robin Thicke music video, Blurred Lines that catapulted her into superstardom. It was her modelling she had to thank for this as Thicke had spotted her on the cover of Treats, an artistic erotica magazine which led to her being hired for Blurred Lines. It is believed that Emily’s openness to everything, including nudity and her uninhibited attitude stems from her numerous visits to nude beaches in Europe as a child that left a profound impact on her young mind.

In the same year as Blurred Lines she starred in Maroon 5’s Love Somebody, Esquire Magazine named her ‘Woman of the Year’ and Rolling Stone magazine listed her among its twenty hottest sex symbols. Emily was initially uninterested

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when she was contacted about Thicke’s offer, while the video received controversy and was labelled sexist by some, Emily believed that it did not objectify her or any other woman and it was hearing the female director’s playful vision that convinced her to participate. Talking about the project she said, “Like any art, there’s a million ways to interpret it. All I can say is that when a woman is naked, that’s not immediately antifeminist. I have no apologies for it, and I’m not ashamed at all.”

Wanting attention is genderless. It's human.

Her new found status led to a pivotal role in the film Gone Girl playing Andie, the mistress of Ben Affleck’s character, after Affleck spotted her in Robin Thicke’s video and mentioned her to director, David Fincher. She then appeared as Zac Efron’s love interest in We Are Your Friends and was romanced by Adrian Grenier in the Entourage film. In Darkness saw her take on a darker role playing Mallory, a model suffering from low self-esteem and additional appearances in Cruise, I Feel Pretty and the thriller, Welcome Home, cemented her status as a household name. Ratajowski has also graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, walked the runway for Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week and appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, British Glamour and Marie Claire. She has also starred in ad campaigns for DKNY (one where she walked the streets of New York wearing underwear just with a dog!) and is an ambassador for Kérestase and Paco Rabanne Parfum. On February 23rd 2018 Emily married Sebastian Bear-McClard, a producer and actor. The surprise ceremony took place at City Hall in New York City with just a small group of friends in attendance. Instead of a wedding dress Emily wore a mustard-coloured Zara pantsuit and a wide-brimmed black hat. She later explained to Vanity Fair, “I never loved the idea of white for a wedding because I’m not a pure woman. I’m a woman with a lot of character and experience and life.” News went public with the wedding via Instagram with images of the bride and groom with gold wedding bands. Bear-McClard also had two additional rings reading ‘EM’ and ‘RATA’. The pair finished their unique nuptials off with a honeymoon in the Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah. Protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

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inger and fashion designer Jessica Simpson has given birth to her third child, a girl named, Birdie Mae Johnson. The proud mum shared a photo on Instagram with the caption “3.19.19 10 Pounds 13 Ounces.” The little girl joins Jessica and husband Eric Johnson’s other two children, six year old daughter Maxwell Drew and five year old son Ace Knute. The news of Jessica’s pregnancy was announced back in December when a source revealed the couple were expanding their family and that “several of her closest girlfriends also just had babies and she’s thrilled to join the club and raise all of them together. This was such an amazing surprise and shock but truly feels right and meant to be for the family.” Congratulations to all the Johnsons!

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he celeb world experienced another tragic loss last month, when 26 year old Love Island star was found hanged in a park in London. Friends have revealed the handsome TV star was in a dark place in recent months and had struggled with the death of his 94 year old grandmother who he had moved in with to act as her carer. In addition he was revealed to be dealing with large debts in months leading up to his death after overextending himself with a party lifestyle and attempting to set up a new restaurant, The Skillet, with former professional footballer, Scott Neilson, in the wealthy Essex town of Loughton. After learning of his death, former Love Island co-star Dom Lever slammed Love Island for its lack of support once contestants leave the villa. ”You get a psychological evaluation before and after you go on the show but hands down once your done on the show you don’t get any support unless you’re number one.” Another Love Island alumni hit out at the show in response, Malin Andersson, who lost her daughter earlier this year tweeted, “If I didn’t have a strong head on me that my mum passed down to me, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with this all. But not everyone is like this. PLEASE IF YOU FEEL ALONE, OR SAD, OR STUCK REACH OUT TO SOMEBODY! Nothing when my mum died. Nothing when Sophie died. Change needs to happen.” She also urged the popular show to, ‘wake up’ and that enough was enough. RIP Mike.


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Factor judge Simon Cowell has broken his two year-long social media silence with a picture of his young son Eric. His last post prior to this was back in June 2017. Clearing the cobwebs on his Instagram page, Cowell wrote alongside the image, “Eric reading his new favourite book “Come Find Me” and its illustrated by my friend @terrycrews.” The young boy seems to of softened the once harsh judge’s heart as he revealed, “Eric finds me funny and I find him funny. I’ve laughed more this year than I have done in years. It’s chilled me out,” he said. “We watch movies and then we have these crazy conversations. He reminds me of what I used to be like when I was his age.”

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Chef Gordon Ramsay has revealed he won’t be offering his kids a job any time soon. The 52 year old shares Megan, 21, Matilda, 17 and twins Jack and Holly with wife Tana, who recently announced she is expecting their fifth child. Steering clear of nepotism the star insisted he would not pander to the ‘snowflake generation’ to let his kids progress. “It’s like not employing the kids. I don’t want the staff thinking: F*** it’s Ramsay’s kid, we can’t tell them off,” he explained. “You want to work in this business? You f*** off to another chef, learn something different and come back with something new to improve the business.”

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This event is part of Marbella Music Week at Puente Romano which also includes a concert with The Jacksons on Thursday the 8th of August.

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n Saturday 10th August 2019, The Legendary Tony Hadley – Ex-frontman of Spandau Ballet will be performing all his hits. Tony Hadley, London born and bred thought his future lay in medicine until as a young lad he won a holiday singing competition and decided his vocation was to sing…. The rest is history! Tony went on to front 80s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet, earning himself the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists. The band had numerous charttopping singles and albums all over the world, including the epic “Through the Barricades” and of course the international number one “True” and the unofficial London Olympics theme “Gold”. By the mid-80s they were world-wide superstars however, relationships cracked and the band split in 1990. Following two well documented reunions, which generated the critically acclaimed rockumentary film “Soulboys of the Western World”, Tony has now left the band permanently and returned to his successful solo career, writing, recording and performing. As a solo artist Tony has performed across the world both with his band, swing bands and orchestras. In 2005 he was awarded a Gold Badge from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. 2007 saw him win a new legion of fans when he appeared as Billy Flynn in Chicago on the West End stage. In addition to his music, Tony also presents his own radio programme every Saturday night on Absolute Radio. Tony is a great charity supporter, regularly performing and raising funds. He has trekked across deserts & jungles, competed in Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, where he did very well, and holds an annual golf day, all supporting children’s hospices. He campaigns to fund medical research for sick children and degenerative conditions and focuses his time on helping small personal charities where his name can help make a real difference. In 2015 Tony had the great privilege of being invited to Buckingham Palace to meet The Queen. That year he also did a stint in the jungle on I’m A Celebrity, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

In 2016 he contributed to the soundtrack for the British movie Eddie The Eagle starring Hugh Jackman. 2017 saw Tony, invited by actor Gary Oldman, to perform at the “Celebrating David Bowie” tribute concerts in London & Los Angeles, taking to the stage amongst Sting, Simon Le Bon and others. In 2018 Tony released his highly anticipated solo album ‘Talking To The Moon’.

The concert commences at 9pm with the fabulous Paul Maxwell, The Piano Man, before Tony Hadley takes to the stage at 10pm. This is an evening of talent you don’t want to miss!

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On the Radar PINK

Hurts2B Human

Hurts 2B Human is the follow up album to Pink’s seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, that was released in 2017. Pink made the album announcement on The Ellen Degeneres Show, “I’m shooting a video… with Michael Gracey, the director from The Greatest Showman. I’m really excited about that. He’s amazing.” she revealed.

NORAH JONES

Begin Again

Nine time Grammy winner Norah Jones releases Begin Again this month; a collection of singles that gathers seven eclectic songs than Jones has recorded over the past year with collaborators including Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett. “I felt inspired to record and try different things” explained Jones, add that the idea was to make it “quick and fun and easy and low pressure. It’s a great way to collaborate with other people. Just a day or 3 in the studio and that’s it.” Begin Again presents seven snapshots of creativity from one of the music world’s most versatile and consistently intriguing artists.

EMMA BUNTON –

My Happy Place

Her first album in over a decade, since the release of Life in Mono back in 2006. The track list features eight covers, including duets with Robbie Williams on ‘2 Become 1’ by the Spice Girls, Will Young on ‘ I Only Want To Be With You’ by Dusty Springfield and Emma’s husband, Damage’s Jade Jones on ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’ (made famous by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell). The album also boasts two new songs, “Too Many Teardrops” and “Baby Please Don’t Stop”, and has been described as '60’s inspired smooth pop classics' with writing assistance by Paul Barry and Patrick Mascall. Talking of the album Emma revealed, “The reason I called the album My Happy Place is because my happy place is with my family, with my friends, listening to music and being in the studio. All those things came together on this album,” she continued. “While recording it my kids came to the studio, my friends came down, my mum listened to every song over and over again.”

MARINA

Love + Fear

LOVE + FEAR is the first album Marina Diamandis, formally known as Marina and the Diamonds, has released since taking a four year music hiatus to “rediscover her authentic self” and rename herself MARINA. The Welsh pop star recorded the dual album in London, Sweden and Los Angeles with a handful of producers including Noonie Bao, Sam De Jong, Oscar Görres, Camille Purcell, Justin Parker and Joe Janiak. LOVE + FEAR will feature 16 new songs divided across two eight track collaborations including the early single, “Handmade Heaven”.

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A decentralized

art industry FROM BIG STARS TO UNDERGROUND ARTISTS HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN BENEFIT THE MUSIC, ART, LITERATURE, & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES. Eva George is a Marbella-based Certified Blockchain Consultant and Content Writer with a love for good coffee, yoga, and cool gadgets. For business enquiries visit www.evageorge.global E: contact@evageorge.global

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t’s no secret that for musicians, artists and creative people, it’s not easy to earn a good income... Even for top music artists that we see on TV, by the time their record label takes their cut, expenses are paid and the government takes their tax, artists are left with a surprisingly small percentage of their earnings. Streaming and file sharing sites over the internet have made the situation twice as challenging since their music is now available for a fraction of the price. This has led several artists choosing to keep their work off some of the popular music sites like Spotify and Apple Music.

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Authors are in a the owner could similar position. store information like AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND Whether they write tempo, key, and MUSICIANS COULD JUST SELL the their books through a stem of the track traditional publisher THEIR WORK DIRECTLY AND alongside ownership or they self-publish, rights. The track SECURELY TO FANS? they will usually have could be encoded to pay a substantial percentage of every so that a new record would be made book sale to 3rd parties along the way. I talk every time the song is played, to prevent ‘ripping’ of content. from experience here... Even if creative people were to sell their work directly from their own website, there are still a few 3rd parties needed, each taking a fee for every sale. Wouldn’t it be great if authors, artists and musicians could just sell their work DIRECTLY and securely to fans? This is exactly what Blockchain enables, making it possible for more underground artists to make a living from their work.

What is Blockchain anyway? Blockchain was originally developed as the technology behind Bitcoin cryptocurrency, but is now being trialled and used in many different industries. Although it can be presented in an intimidating way, Blockchain is a really just a highly secure, distributed ledger that can record transactions and store data like digital products such as media, eBooks and documentation. It’s called a distributed ledger because thousands of computers will carry the same information, updated in real-time and continuously. A Blockchain can either be public or private and anything entered onto it is permanent and unchangeable, highly secured by cryptography and consensus.

The time for change is now.

To you and I, Blockchain would just look like another website or app. Creators of music, digital art, photography, books and other works, would host their content on a Blockchain based app or website and buyers would purchase it with cryptocurrency, or fiat currency (normal money). The transaction would be peer-to-peer without the need for any 3rd party because the nature of Blockchain provides trust and transparency, possibly more so than there would be with traditional 3rd parties. What’s cool is that not only the content itself could be stored on the Blockchain, but every detail of it too. For music tracks,

This would also apply to artwork and photography. It could live securely on the Blockchain with every detail recorded and be encoded to stop image theft and unauthorized distribution. A decentralized art industry...now that would be interesting. With the use of smart contacts, Blockchain could also help solve the current issues with complicated royalty payments on all digital music and products. The current infrastructure makes it hard to ensure all stakeholders receive a fair share of royalties. Smart contracts are self-executing computer instructions (code) that would automatically pay royalty payments to those involved such as the record company, artists, writers and producers.

A new transparent ecosystem For the first time ever it would be possible to have complete transparency for all parties involved in creative projects. In the movie industry for example, everyone involved would be able to see how much the film was generating and the smart contracts would automatically pay them! The old-age structures are not enough to keep up with the digital demands of today. The time for change is now. As Nick Mason of Pink Floyd said, “If Blockchain technology is going to be the future, we need to dig in and make it happen.” If you are in the music, film, art or creative industries I invite you to learn more about how Blockchain will affect you over the next decade and explore some of the websites and apps already created. Some of the most notable Blockchain platforms for music artists are; Imusify, Potentiam, EMusic, and Voise. For other creative works there are Blockchain platforms such as CreativeChain, Muzeum, Po.et, and Qravity. One thing is for sure, Blockchain will make it easier for everyone’s natural creative energy to be brought into the world in a more ethical, transparent and secure way. That’s why I am passionate about Blockchain and inspiring you to use it and get involved!

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Did you know that reading enhances your memory; every time you read something new your brain “makes room” to fit it in. So, if you want to keep your memory on top form lie back and pick up one of our favourite fiction choices for April.

The Dating Game by Kiley Roache

Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Experience the ups and downs of college life through this entertaining novel. Think The Social Network with a romantic twist. When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three college freshman developing the next ‘it’ app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose!

It is never too late for revenge. Girl Most Likely tells the story of Krista Larson, the youngest female police chief in the country. She learnt from the best, her father, a former detective. Krista’s normally sleepy town takes a quick turn at her ten year high school reunion. As the reunion begins, so does a triple murder investigation. Whilst uncovering leads Krista and her father never realised they would also discover scandals and secrets from Krista’s own past.

Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parent’s tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Bad boy and superstar, Clay Coolidge and his label want to land Annie and it’s Clay’s job to make it happen. Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie joins the musician’s tour but can she convince her heart that Clay isn’t worth the risk?

White Rose by Kip Wilson This gorgeous novel is based on the remarkable story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II. Sophie was a member of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group who wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens before being arrested for treason and interrogated for information on her collaborators. This account recounts the lives of Sophie and her friends while highlighting their incredible bravery.

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Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies tells us of the life of Ann Atwater, a ferocious civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina who has a decade long battle with her sworn enemy, C.P Ellis, the Exalted Cyclops of Durham’s Ku Klux Klan over the desegregations of schools.

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When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But Joyce refuses to give up. This is an inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds and a reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope and sometimes even a miracle.

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n 2008, I gave away my TV. Living with four friends in a sociable house on Brighton seafront, music, chat, drunken darts and the odd suspicious-smelling rollie on the balcony were proving more popular than whatever shite was costing us 140 quid a year in license fee, so the communal box was just taking up mug space on the furniture. Retiring to my bedroom at the end of the eve, if I turned on my own set, late night ads for Domino's or Cadbury would invariably convince me I was hungry and send me skulking to the kitchen to stare despondently at my perpetually pitiful food cupboard. After a while I started to feel a bit like a prowler in my own home, creeping around in my pants at 2am, staring covetously at my flatmate's bag of ruffles or ginger nut biscuits. Of course, I could have tried to horde my own midnight snacks but those suspicioussmelling rollies coupled with my lack of willpower manifested in me a scoffeverything-immediately-and-then-feelsick approach to rationing treats, so my food shelves generally remained bare. Salvation for my predicament came in the rise of the dodgy online streaming sites which gave me the freedom to ditch the TV and choose what I watched, thus avoiding the slew of

punch-me-now reality TV stars and constant adverts telling me to buy things I didn't want and eat things I didn't need. In the decade since, I've legitimised my operation by having a family, buying a house, smoking far less suspicioussmelling rollies and subscribing to Netflix as opposed to pirating everything. I reckon in ten TV-free years i've avoided somewhere in the region of 85 billion adverts and while without constant reminders I do sometimes forget it's Mother's Day or Christmas or whatever, I think those on the non-receiving end of my thoughtlessness can appreciate i'm happier for it. I'm able to decide on most purchases based on whether I actually need something rather than whether someone better-looking than me told me I needed it and I no longer find myself staring forlornly into food cupboards in the dead of night.... admittedly in part cos I'm now 37 and physically can't keep my eyes open past 11pm. That's not to say I'm immune to the influence of screens on my consumption habits. I tend to put on about half a stone each season of Masterchef and whilst (re)bingeing the excellent Justified,

the bourbon-soaked Kentucky setting had me and my partner hitting pause to scour the net for booze deals - It's the type of show that's even more fun to watch if you drink when the characters do. Yesterday morning saw a delivery of three bottles of whisky..... or two if you asked again this morning. Needless to say, my girlfriend staggered from the house to work with less of a smile on her face than she'd had three episodes and three large glasses in. Having dropped my son at nursery an hour ago, I at least get to work from home, if you can call this work. The fact a whisky hangover makes no discernible difference to the quality of my writing is, I think a damning indictment not on me, but my publishers, who let me get away with this shit each month. Anyway, the point it's taken me this long to reach is that television is proven to affect the way we consume, not just messages, but calories. In short: TV MAKES YOU FAT. That's no revelation in and of itself but a wealth of recent research gives us greater insight into the fallout. TV watching is associated with “sedentary behaviour� (sitting on your


arse), greatly increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other lifeshortening conditions as surplus “fuel” in the form of blood sugars flood the bloodstream. A study published in JAMA which followed more than 50,000 middle age women over six years reported a 23% hike in obesity and 14% in diabetes for every two additional hours of daily TV. Another more recent study showed those same two hours increased the risk of heart disease and early death by 15 and 13 percent respectively. It's not just the sitting. We eat more because ads during shows tell us to and because what else are we going to do with our hands whilst gawking at the screen??... ok, don't go there. A study in the journal Pediatrics showed teens who reported paying the most attention to the TV screen on average weighed a full stone more than those paying least attention (probably on their phones...) Watching television quite literally slows your metabolic rate and what's more, when we view whilst eating, distraction leads to missed satiation cues. We ingest 10% more at meal times if we turn on the

box, with habitual TV diners consuming on average 25% more daily calories than those who like to chat or stare at a wall. Program content itself can further affect consumption habits, with high-energy TV particularly distracting and consequently fattening.

EACH HOUR OF TV WATCHED AFTER THE AGE OF 25 RESULTS IN AN AN APPROX 22 MINUTE REDUCTION IN LIFE EXPECTANCY. Watching TV before bed can significantly disrupt sleep, wreaking havoc on hunger signals and natural biorhythms and leading to weight gain, particularly in young people. A study presented in Pediatric Obesity demonstrated kids allowed a TV in their bedroom were one and a half times as likely to be obese as those who weren't. The latter group's increased life expectancy affords them more years to hate their parents for not letting them have a fucking TV in their room.

At the end of the day, we all need some screen time to unwind but given the proven risks, it's worth being more mindful of what both our eyes and mouths consume. There's a debt to be paid so make sure it's worth your time. If you're still hungering to be convinced, I'll break this down into something bitesize before ending with a signature bit of swearing my mum can tell me off for next time we speak.... A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine used a huge data set and parameters too complex for me to comprehend mid-hangover to ascertain that on average, each hour of TV watched after the age of 25 results in an an approx 22 minute reduction in life expectancy. Adults averaging 6 hours per day can expect to croak a full 4.8 years earlier than those with no TV. Coupled with research indicating each cigarette inhaled knocks 11 minutes off your go-around, smoke 3 ½ ciggies whilst watching an hour of TOWIE and you've in fact wasted TWO hours of your life! If only watching an hour of TOWIE instead knocked 22 minutes off the life of the silly orange c*nts on the screen, I might just get into it. iangreenland.uk

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HOW OLD IS YOUR SMILE?


The effects of age don’t just show on our faces, they show on our teeth too. A smile makeover can wipe years off your teeth, restoring a youthful smile. Does your smile make you look older than you really are? With time, our teeth can darken in colour and become stained. They can also wear down so they appear smaller and we show less and less tooth. Maybe you even have spaces due to past extractions which make you uncomfortable? We can help turn back the hands of time and give you confidence in your smile!

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Head of the Dental Team Specialist in Prosthodontics

Dr. Nina King is “The Smile Designer” on the Costa del Sol. Make an appointment for Digital Smile Design today.

Av. Ramón y Cajal, 7 - 29601 Marbella 0034 951 775 518 - Móvil : 670 770 455 info@oceanclinic.net

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The effects of age don’t just show on our faces, they show on our teeth too. A smile makeover can wipe years off your teeth, restoring a youthful smile. Does your smile make you look older than you really are? With time, our teeth can darken in colour and become stained. They can also wear down so they appear smaller and we show less and less tooth. Maybe you even have spaces due to past extractions which make you uncomfortable? We can help turn back the hands of time and give you confidence in your smile!

porcelain dental veneers

digital smile design

DR. NINA KING

Head of the Dental Team Specialist in Prosthodontics

Dr. Nina King is “The Smile Designer” on the Costa del Sol.

THE DREAM TEAM

Make an appointment for Digital Smile Design today.

Av. Ramón y Cajal, 7 - 29601 Marbella 0034 951 775 518 - Móvil : 670 770 455 info@oceanclinic.net

www.oceandentalmarbella.net

Ocean Clinic is delighted to announce Dr. Felix Paprottka as a new Junior Consultant. Now fully qualified, he will be making exciting new techniques available to patients in Marbella. This month Society met with Dr. Paprottka to learn more about what he has been up to since joining Ocean Clinic and what lies ahead for this talented surgeon. You joined as Dr. Kaye’s resident in 2017, what has changed since then? Since then I have completed my plasticaesthetic surgery residency program and passed all my exams, becoming a fully licensed specialist in Germany and Spain. I have also become a fellow of EBOPRAS after passing the honorable European Board Exam for Plastic Surgery. I have been performing surgery as a Junior Consultant since the end of last year; focusing on facial surgery, breast surgery, liposuction, fat transfer and other aesthetic interventions. Besides that, I have also offered my services in the non-surgical field such as filler, Botox and Dermapen treatments to many satisfied patients. With Ocean Clinic launching new branches in Madrid and Zurich, will you continue to be based in Marbella?  

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Yes I will. Dr. Kaye will be going away more often now, to the new clinics and also to conferences around the world. So I will support him as much as I can here in Marbella, since this clinic is still the most important site for the Ocean Clinic Group. You and Dr. Kaye worked together last year on some pioneering new facelift techniques. What research projects are you working on currently? We’re doing some more research about facial surgery, which will also be published in a medical journal. The first study we did was about achieving optimal ear lobe positioning during facelift surgery and preventing earlobe distortion thereafter. This time we’re going to focus on revision surgery after facelift interventions. So patients who’ve had a facelift before and experienced complications, like earlobe deformity such as the pixie ear or auricular

displacement with a change of the ears’ given anatomic position. Because these complications are on the face they cannot be hidden - other people can see that something is not right and this can be very stigmatising for the affected patient. However, with the techniques we’ve developed we’re showing that we can achieve very good results and it’s giving people hope. I understand you have also been testing the benefits of using radiofrequency technology following surgical procedures?      That’s right. We’re doing two big studies on using radiofrequency after aesthetic surgical interventions. One is to treat post-operative scars after breast augmentations, abdominoplasties and facelifts, in order to make the scars more fine, plain and soft. Scars are always formed like icebergs; you have the lid of


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EVERYBODY WHO HAS HAD SURGERY AT OCEAN CLINIC MARBELLA AND QUALIFIES AS A STUDY PARTICIPANT, WILL RECEIVE THE RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENT FREE OF CHARGE. the scar on top and then the scar tissue underneath. What the radiofrequency is doing with its high energy is first of all improving the visible scar but also shrinking the scar tissue in the deeper layers. We’re also running another study using radiofrequency after liposuction to achieve skin shrinkage. The skin needs to retract after you take away the volume and the radiofrequency can help speed up this process. Everybody who has had surgery at Ocean Clinic Marbella and qualifies as a study participant, will receive the radiofrequency treatment free of charge. So far we’ve had high participation in the study and the results are looking promising. In addition to this, we’re also working on new labiaplasty techniques to improve cosmetic outcomes in the field of female genital surgery, in order to keep as much of the natural shape of the inner labia. This new technique will be published as well quite soon. Ocean Clinic is known for the emphasis it puts on knowledge sharing. Are you participating in any conferences this year?

I am speaking at the Annual Meetings of the European Plastic Surgery Research Council in August and the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery (DGPRÄC) in September. I’m also part of the scientific committee for the Marbella International Plastic Surgery Summer School (MIPSS), coming up in June. I’m going to be assisting most of the live surgeons performing their innovative surgery in Ocean Clinic that will be broadcast into the auditorium. The congress is always getting bigger and bigger so my role is to keep everything running smoothly. It’s very exciting! What can patients expect if they make a consultation with you?        I like to take my time to offer a comprehensive consultation to all of my patients. It’s important to have a sense for what the patient is looking for, and also what the patient is not looking for but needs in order to improve their looks. This is always a quite tricky endeavour, but the patient satisfaction is my reward. In order to achieve the best results, you need to be a perfectionist and have to challenge yourself constantly on a daily basis. All this paired with a human-touch is my signature.

To make an appointment with Dr. Paprottka call Ocean Clinic on +34 951 775 518.

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SEX education Parental Guidance

Victoria Wood is a freelance writer and mother of three based in the south of Spain. Life for her is primarily based around a healthy diet, lifestyle and educating herself and those around her how to live well. Victoria has been a writer for the past twenty years and her work includes an environmental column, journalistic editorials and social media management. She is also a proofreader and editor, and is currently working on her first novel.

IF THEY ARE GIVEN A SIMPLE, YET HONEST AND REALISTIC VERSION OF TRUTHS THAT WILL EMPOWER THEM TO MAKE THEIR OWN, EDUCATED CHOICES, I CAN’T SEE A PROBLEM, CAN YOU?

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hen it comes to “the talk”, the taboo around telling children about sex for the first time is still apparent in this day and age. Life today is far less paternal in comparison to bygone eras where listening to the wireless meant a crackly old local radio show and not tapping into the wifi to gain access to anything and everything happening all over the world. Kids will more than likely hear about and know about sex far sooner than we would imagine (or hope) so it is up

to us as to when and how we tell them about it for ourselves. We want to maintain their innocence yet prepare them for reality. At school they begin to learn about sex in year 6 in International curriculums, just as they are about to head into middle school, when many of their peers will begin to make the change to adulthood. I personally feel that by this time they should already know, and these lessons should be in addition to how their parents have approached the subject. How they go about it is their decision. Sex, in my opinion, should not be such a big deal. It’s the most natural thing in the world for consenting adults and so it ought to be a natural thing to talk about with children, a positive thing. Normal! It is how they were made after all. It shouldn’t turn into an uncomfortable awkward sit down and fumble over your words at an awkward age, but something simple and easy that can pop up anytime and be chatted about. I recommend starting early and candidly. When they do come of age then you’ll be glad to have a close relationship and be able to give advice, be a part of them growing up, and not have to sit in panic as to what they may or may not be getting up to!


What are you saying? Parents today seem to be far more pressured to act ‘correctly’. We know there is no secret rule book that if we don’t abide by we will be punished for all eternity by the secret book handlers, yet we are all terrified of making the wrong moves. Let’s remind ourselves that we are human, and permitted to try and fail. However, being highly conscious about doing the best by our kids, and having so much access to a vast range of information in the form of tips, advice, dos & don’ts of parenting widespread across the internet does make it hard to know what we believe for ourselves! How about sitting down and having a think about what you would like to pass on to your children. How would you like to have been treated as a kid? What message do you want to give them? It isn’t anyone else’s decision, as much as they are not anyone else’s children. There is no official wrong and right, so we need to get to the base of our own core beliefs when it comes to anything concerning our children and what messages we deliver.

Give them the knowledge Calling genital parts cutesy little names is classic parental avoidance of using adult terminology to explain any situation, we all do it. It just doesn’t feel right to hear infants spouting off the official names, I mean who wants to hear a toddler saying “Mum, can you wipe my vagina please, I just urinated”, or, “Mum, my testicles are experiencing a rather high level of discomfort

in these underpants”? We’ve got to let kids be kids, right? Whether you have given them a noo-noo, cho-cho, winky, willy, ding-dong or whatever you’ve decided to call them, there will come a time when this no longer applies and the real words will take their place. When this does happen it will be good if they also know all the rest of the story (in baby language or otherwise); all they’ll need to do is apply the correct terminology for their age group. This can be a more empowering experience as they are already knowledgeable and aware and not walking blindly into a darkly kept secret world.

My spin on sex-ed I decided long ago, when my first child was only two years old, that I would stick to the age old adage that ‘honesty is the best policy’ and tell the kids like it is. Be real. By utilising this guideline I just simply explained that it takes two to make a baby, a man and a woman. The male has balls and a winky (yes I spoke their language at this point!). Inside the balls are some seeds that can swim, these seeds get released out of the winky when it is inside the noo-noo - it has to go in there for this to work - and the seeds race as fast as they can towards where the lady makes eggs (diagrams were useful here). A seed has to plant itself in an egg to be able to grow into a baby. Grown ups have sex to make babies but also to share a beautiful connection between them which is called making love, and sometimes just for fun as it feels really good. Boom, done.

condom is. Simple, when you are not trying to have babies, or just having sex for fun and you need protection from a. making babies, and b. diseases that can be passed from one to another during sex, you put one of these on the winky (we may be able to use penis by this stage!?) to catch all the seeds (sperm) and stop either of these from happening.

WHO WANTS TO HEAR A TODDLER SAYING “MUM, CAN YOU WIPE MY VAGINA PLEASE, I JUST URINATED” There’ll still be some tricky questions of course, like when your 12 year old daughter (who looks 16) doesn’t realise why a minuscule skirt is not a good idea, or your son aged 15 thinks a bum-fluff moustache makes him look cool. I think these moments call for some maintaining of innocence, we want children to be children, not carry the reality of adulthood around with them at all times, but also we don’t want to over-protect them from life. If they are given a simple, yet honest and realistic version of truths that will empower them to make their own, educated choices, I can’t see a problem, can you?

Once they have the basic knowledge then it is easier as they get older to be able to add to it. Like when you get asked what a

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THE BEAUTY OF Holistic Nutritionist and Lifestyle Cleanse Expert, Elissa Goodman has a mission to educate and encourage healthy mindful living by helping others embrace the concept that we are a product of what we eat and how we treat ourselves. After losing her husband to cancer plus fighting cancer herself, Elissa is passionate about cleansing your body and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

www.elissagoodman.com info@elissagoodman.com

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apologise in advance for the slight rant, but I’m so sick and tired of people blaming the ageing process for their ailments. In fact, I move to wipe the word ‘old’ from the conversation all together. Ok, fine, that might be a little harsh. I understand that with age comes different requirements for our bodies and minds. I just wish we’d stop treating it as this evil entity that’s riding on our back, responsible for all of our problems. It’s total BS on so many levels. Look, if you’re one of those people who has a hard time with ageing, I don’t blame you. It took me quite a while to get to this point. Misery loves company and I know how easy it can be to fall into the trap of complaining. Society really likes to shine a negative light on getting older. It tells us that we are destined for a slow and painful demise where we lose all mental acuity. As a women, it also likes to tell us we lose our worth and our beauty. In my experience, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In both in myself and other women I surround myself with, I see more growth, freedom, selfconfidence, health, vitality and beauty with age than anything else. It constantly blows my mind how much richer and more vibrant life can get.

Here’s the thing you need to know: we have greater influence on the quality and grace with which we age than most people could even imagine. The fact that you’re reading this blog tells me that you’re someone who may have already gotten the hint. Simply put, we have a choice. We can choose to make healthy lifestyle decisions and release societal pressure, freeing us from this notion that getting old means

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getting ugly, tired and sick. Or we can stay stuck in the misery. I like to think of the ageing process as a metamorphosis. At each phase of life we get to experience new bodies, new perspectives and new emotions. It’s truly a gift. I mean, could you imagine having to spend your entire life in the hormonal throws and insecurity that comes with puberty?? No thank you. I have a few key points I’d like to share that I found helpful in learning to adjust my mentality towards ageing.

LISTEN YOU YOUR BODY, AND BE THANKFUL IT’S SPEAKING LOUD ENOUGH FOR YOU TO HEAR Yes, as we get older we do get more sensitive to our lifestyle choices, as I’m sure many of you have come to realise. Yes, that second glass of wine comes with consequences that didn’t exist in your 20s, but is that such a bad thing? What if we began treating this reality with gratitude rather than disdain? What if we actually listened to our bodies and thanked them for being more vocal about their needs? When I started really listening, it became so much easier to actually know what my needs were. Once I started acting accordingly, I found that my body began to serve me better.


Celebrities who have aged well

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Diane Keaton, Helen Mirren, Kim Bassenger and Jane Fonda

MOVE MORE AND MOVE BETTER You don’t have to be running five miles a day in order to stay mobile. In fact, more intense exercise isn’t necessarily better. The goal is to incorporate mobility into your everyday routine. One of the biggest problems I see with clients is that we tend to be in the same position for long periods of time. For most people that means sitting. Challenge yourself to get up and move every hour. If possible, create a work station that alternates between seated and standing position. Look for movement activities that you find enjoyable. Go on a walk and call a friend to catch up. I personally love yoga as my movement practice because it works on strength, flexibility and also awareness. Plus it calms me down after a hectic day.

gratitude into my daily life has been one of the most powerful influencers on my wellness. Imagine, as you move through life, you’re pulling a cart along behind you. In that cart, you carry all the places, people and experiences you’re grateful for. You’ll start to realise that, with age, your cart continues to fill. Once you make this a habit, you can’t help but revel in the process that is life. You start to find all the magic in ageing that makes it something to savour instead of dread. The heaviness of societal expectations and selfjudgement completely dissolve and you’re left with an untethered sense of freedom to fully experience the richness of life.

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY This is a big one. Taking ownership over your health can be easier said than done. It’s a lot more comfortable for people to blame this external idea of ageing than to own up and admit how their choices are affecting them. I’m not saying that if you’re sick it’s your fault. All I’m saying is do your part and, if you don’t, that’s on you. While this may be a leap initially, this is the kind of shift that give people lasting change physically, emotionally, and mentally. For me, cancer was a wake up call to step up and take full responsibility for my body and its healing process. I know that I’m at the wheel when it comes to my lifestyle decisions. This attitude has allowed me to fully release myself from the false expectations that with age comes decline.

PRACTICE GRATITUDE It’s simple, it’s free and it exponentially increases overall happiness. Learning how to incorporate

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L IFE R U O Y O T D B C A DD

Hi my name is Clare Navas and I’m the founder of TLE the mother of two boys and a hemp enthusiast! I am dedicated to changing the perception of the cannabis industry and committed to producing the best organic range of hemp based products that will truly benefit the mind body and soul of my customers. Let’s kick off this month with a fresh mind set to help improve our overall health and wellbeing! The Leaf Elite theleafextracts@gmail.com theleafelite.com

It’s April, Spring is in the air reminding us all that it will soon be time to get the swimwear out, giving us the much needed motivation to go and start that fitness regime that was meant to be started in January (you’re not the only one). So first off we will be discussing how CBD can benefit us when using in conjunction with training. We also have a tasty recipe that we use CBD oil in the mix for extra nutritional properties. Then finally we look at what happened at the Spannabis event, the largest cannabis convention in Europe where we met up with our fellow hemp ambassadors of the industry to discuss the legislation issues that we are currently being faced and how to resolve them.

First let’s look again at what CBD is …. CBD is just one of the 118 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids already exist in your body. Scientists have identified what they call the endocannibinoid system (ECS) that modulates the activity of neurons. (9) Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid found naturally in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, which is also found in cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive. Scientists understanding of how the ECS works and how CBD influences it is still evolving, we are carrying out own R&D as there is so little data collected on this subject area. However, based on recent studies and 2018’s The Essentials of Pain Medicine, Fourth Ed., here are the basics (5). CB1 receptors are found throughout the brain, spinal cord, and other tissues. CB2 receptors are also, but more of them are found in the immune system tissues. CBD binding to CB1 receptors has a greater effect on the central nervous system, and CBD binding to CB2 receptors has a greater effect on reducing inflammation. The primary purpose of the endocannabinoid ECS appears to be maintaining homeostasis, which it does by keeping neurotransmitter levels in check. Consuming CBD could be treated as if it was supplementing or increasing the activity of your body’s existing endocannabinoid system.

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DID YOU KNOW CBD COULD ALSO POSSES THE POTENTIAL TO HELP GAIN MUSCLE AND INCREASE STAMINA?

It’s our core belief that through the use of exercise and diet we can improve well being and state of mind. Many body-builders, lifters, and athletes are turning to CBD to help them with the various sideeffects of working out. But, did you know CBD could also posses the potential to help gain muscle and increase stamina as well?

Benefits of using CBD with exercise Relieve Pain Alternative to Pharmaceutical Pain Killers Reduces Inflammation Settles your Gut Improve Sleep Quality Alternative to Opioids

Cortisol is a hormone that reduces protein synthesis and prevents tissue growth. Cortisol is usually to blame for not seeing the “gains” that you wish for even when doing intense workouts. One thing that you will need to understand is that cortisol levels are decreasing throughout the day, with mornings being at it’s peak and evenings at it’s lowest. Which is why muscle recovery is most effective at night while we’re sleeping. Research has shown that CBD has the potential to decrease cortisol levels resulting in increased muscle building.

BUT HOW? The science behind it is scarce, but pretty incredible and that’s why we are carrying out our own case studies. There are two ways that this happens the first is done indirectly through sleep. According to research on the Endocannabinoid System, CBD binds to CB2 receptors in the limbic and paralimbic regions of the brain, the control center for the Endocannabinoid System that manages sleep and mood. Research suggests that CBD can help achieve REM sleep preventing protein synthesis and allowing muscle to grow at the most opportune moment. Secondly, that CBD can help with muscle growth as it can actually interfere with cortisol secretion.

Stamina also plays a huge part in working out and exercising. As we exercise we experience a natural high, previously it was thought to be endorphins that created this effect. But, recent research suggests that it’s actually the Endocannabinoid System that produces this feeling. Anandamide is a naturally occuring cannabinoid that our bodies produce. CBD can help regulate anandamide through the Endocannabinoid System. Because of these factors it’s possible that CBD can help optimize that sensation giving you a calming and pain-free effect. People have also reported energy-level improvement, and regulatory breathing while working out. CBD can also possess anti-inflammatory properties which helps prevents muscle cramps. Although research is just in it’s infancy, and our own studies wont be complete until next month, we know that CBD is beneficial. The studies that we are carrying out here at Dynamic will be pioneering in the industry. The research that is available suggests that CBD could help boost your routine in many different ways. There are many different products you can try out to find exactly what you’re looking for.

HOW TO USE CBD Tinctures are always a great place to start, but there are also protein powders, and capsules that are little more specific to working out. You can purchase our products online at theleafelite.com or visit us at Dynamic in Marbella where you can book a personal consultation and work out a CBD regime and fitness plan for you. Always choose an organically produced Cannabis tincture from a recognised retailer or distributor.

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Quick Recipe

CHICKEN CURRY WITH CAULIFLOWER & SWEET POTATOES with added CBD for a boost of homeostasis This delicious paleo chicken curry with cauliflower and sweet potatoes is one of my favourite gluten free one pot meals, add half a dropper of CBD for extra goodness! Enjoy! Ingredients 1 tbsp hemp oil plus 2 tsp divided 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs fat trimmed Pinch each of salt and pepper 1 small onion finely diced 3 cloves garlic minced 4 tsp ginger grated 3 tbsp curry powder 1 tbsp cumin 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp cayenne 1 bottle 680 mL tomato passata sauce/ tomato puree 1 medium sweet potato peeled and diced into 1/3-inch cubes 1 can of coconut milk 400 ml can 1 medium head cauliflower cut into small florets (about 6-8 cups) 1 head rainbow chard ribs removed and cut into 3/4 inch (2 cm) pieces and leaves thinly sliced into ribbons 60g frozen shelled edamame (optional) 1 tbsp. hemp seeds Sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste Coriander chopped and some left to garnish if desired as garnish Quinoa (optional) for serving 4 drops TLE 5% Elite CBD Hemp tincture

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Instructions

Preheat a large non-stick pan over medium high heat and add one teaspoon of oil. Season the chicken with a pinch each of salt and pepper and sear on both sides until golden brown, transfer to a plate and set aside. Return the pan to medium heat and add in the additional teaspoon of oil. Add the onion and sauté until it begins to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Add in the garlic, ginger, curry, coriander, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper to taste, and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Next, add in the tomato sauce and the sweet potatoes, cover the pan with a lid and simmer until the sweet potato pieces begin to soften. Then nestle in the chicken thighs. Add the cauliflower, rainbow chard stems and then pour in the coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until the cauliflower and sweet potato softens, and the chicken thighs are cooked. Remove the lid and stir in the frozen edamame and rainbow swiss chard leaves. Taste, and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan with the lid again, until everything wilts down. Add the 4 drops of CBD. Lay on a bed of quinoa, and garnish with crushed pistachios and coriander. 


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TL E the journey continues

Testimon ial

What an amazing turn out for Spannabis 2019, It was even busier than it was last year proof of the ever increasing interest of the cannabis industry. The products were inspiring and the crowds enjoyed the music and soaked up the atmosphere. The gorgeous TLE girl gang hit the crowds promoting our wonderful TLE Elite Organic products. Legislation issues in Spain are still difficult but with our new connections and affirmations for our brand, we will continue to be the best cannabis product on the market in Europe. Supporting our brand strength through our research and continued effort to deliver amazing products that really benefit our customers.

I was suffering from pain and inflammation for sometime and even walking was becoming more difficult. After taking the 5% full spectrum for just 3 days I started to feel improvement in my movement and increased energy.

Inspirational speakers attended the event and motivated me to continue with my R&D for the industry. As Adam Jaques quoted him at the event so will I: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world". - Gandhi Please do not hesitate to contact us on our website theleafelite.com for further enquires

- Lili Ilieva aged 65, Marbella

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Generally everybody knows that being physically active has an important and positive impact on the human body. The list of benefits is very long, but I’m sure the few listed below will be enough to convince you to get started.

I’m Aga. Physical activity has always been an important part of my life since I was 6 years old. Sport and my interest in nutrition led me to discover how to live a healthy life and maintain a fit body without having to obsess about it too much. I’m an ISSA (International Sport Science Association in USA) licensed Fitness Coach & a ISAF (Institute of Health and Physical Activity in Spain) Fitness Personal Trainer and a certified pre and post-partum Fitness Coach by Oh! Baby Fitness. I decided to focus on future mums and those who have just become mums. I know that many women would like to stay physically active during their pregnancy but are unsure what type of exercise would be suitable and safe for themselves and their baby and many mums want to regain their figure after giving birth but have no time to go to the gym. So I created FitMama to hopefully assist you in your transformation into a sexy & happy FIT MUM. I want to show you that to get there and then keep it up doesn’t have to be only strict diets or hard workouts at the gym. It can be a lifestyle change, one that you can hang onto and once you get there you’ll never want to leave!

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1. Lose Weight One of the main advantages of exercise for many is losing excess weight and preventing weight gain. This is not only important for your appearance and mental attitude but also because obesity can lead to numerous health disorders such as: cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes type 2 and depression as well as many others. You may be surprised to hear that being physically active also helps to prevent further development of arthritis and can even prevent the development of some types of cancer!

2. Increases Muscle Strength and Resistance While exercising you are enabling more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to all the body tissues. Thanks to this your cardiovascular system works more effectively and when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy and strength to fulfill your daily tasks.

3. Better Sleep & a Positive Effect on your Sex Life This is because exercise puts you in a good mood thanks to endorphins, the ‘happy’ hormone that your brain produces while you exercise. If you exercise regularly you will soon notice that your self-esteem increases, you will find yourself feeling more confident, sexier and as a result enriching your social life by meeting new people.

BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE HELPS TO PREVENT FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF ARTHRITIS AND CAN EVEN PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOME TYPES OF CANCER!


In a normal low risk pregnancy exercising is very beneficial for both the mother and the baby and that´s what I would like to talk a little bit more about in this article. I am a professional pre and post-partum fitness trainer. The reason I specialized in this sector is quite simple. Years back, before I got pregnant myself, I noticed that many mums-to-be, as well as young mothers, seemed to stop exercising when they became pregnant. I started asking around and found out that future mums were afraid to exercise during their pregnancy, thinking it may hurt their baby! Then I got pregnant with my first baby and was advised by a gym trainer that I should stop working out and swap weights for yoga or stretching exercises. What?! I just knew I had to do something about it. So I decided to take the matter into my own hands and got my Pre & Post-Partum Certification in Fitness Training. While relaxing and “opening” (stretching) exercises are very helpful and should become part of your routine during pregnancy, it is important to remind mums that labour and delivery are athletic events, and strong muscles are crucial to help you get through them as smoothly as possible.

EXERCISING IS VERY BENEFICIAL FOR BOTH THE MOTHER AND THE BABY

If you have not trained before getting pregnant, it is a good time to start working on your physical background and strengthen your muscles little by little. Then later in your pregnancy, or during delivery and after your baby is born you will realize how important it is to have strong legs, arms, abs. You will avoid many discomforts that pregnant women often suffer and you will have a much easier delivery than women who have never trained. However, don’t forget, it is imperative that you ask your doctor for approval before doing any physical activity.

What about the post-partum period? If you worked out during your pregnancy you will recover much faster. Even in the case of c-sections, as strong leg muscles are extremely important for the first few weeks after the birth when you are instructed to avoid using your abdominal muscles. From a psychological point of view. You have now become a mum. Your baby means the world to you. I know this feeling! You feel like you want to spend 24 hours a day just carrying your baby. But you should also think about yourself! Some of you will probably say, “my baby is my everything now”. Well, it is for sure, but also there is a lot of truth in the saying “happy wife – happy life”. I am now a mother of two so believe me I know what I am saying. We look in the mirror and we don’t always like our new look. We may hate not being able to fit into our jeans from before we were pregnant. This can make you feel a bit overwhelmed. Lack of sleep, the thunder of hormones… suddenly you think nobody understands. Remember what I said before? Exercise releases happy hormones and puts you in a good mood thanks to those endorphins. There is nothing wrong with having some time to dedicate to you and your body. Plus, it is a very important part of the post-partum period. If you don’t want to leave your baby, find a place where you can exercise and take your baby with you. I can bet any money it will change your life for the better and make you all happy: your partner, your baby and what’s most important it will make YOU feel happy!

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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 mindblowing colouring skills but his outrageous personality as well.

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Going for gold

This month Jonathan picks out his favourite hair and makeovers created by Team Reflections. He also shares his latest hair care heroes, whether you have curly, straight, coloured, or dehydrated hair, there's something for you.

Going for Gold OFTEN, PEOPLE WITH BLONDE HAIR HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN COLOUR OR CARE, WHICH IS WHY KÉRASTASE DECIDED TO CREATE A COLLECTION THAT MARRIED THE TWO.

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You know me, it takes a lot to get me excited about new hair products. I mean, been there, done it, got the t-shirt! However, Kerastase have just released their first haircare range for blondes, aptly named The Blond Absolu and it’s left me speechless, (well for all of 30 seconds, but that’s probably a record.) Blond Absolu IS life changing and how often to you hear those words coming out of my mouth? Providing deep ultraviolet care for lightened or highlighted hair, the range hydrates sensitized hair, protects from oxidation, whilst instantly neutralizing brassiness and boosting colour luminosity. Often, people with blonde hair have to choose between colour or care, which is why Kérastase decided to create a collection that married the two. With the exquisite packaging I was sold as soon as it come out of the box. Add in the face that what’s inside is as good as the packaging promises, well, it makes me wish firstly, that I had hair and secondly that I was blonde just so I could use it. How gorgeous would the collection look on my bathroom shelf? Clients are currently raving about the Absolu Bain Lumière,

€23.50 which is a lightweight shampoo designed for blonde, highlighted or grey hair. Using skincare hero hyaluronic acid to keep hair hydrated, the shampoo illuminates blonde tones to create radiant shine. I would recommend that caution be exercised and a little common sense when using the Blond Absolu range. You may think that your hair is looking yellow all over, but most times this isn’t the case. If you apply, for example, the Masque Ultra Voilet €42.50 to areas that are not quite as yellow, but are still porous, a slight blue cast may appear. If this does happen to you, then it’s your own bloody fault as I did warn you. Always follow the instructions. Our Lauren slept in the mask last week and the next day her hair was, how should I put it, a little smoky. Basically leave it on too long and you will look like you have had a blue rinse. We are now also stocking the Olaplex shampoo and conditioner. If your hair is delicate, damaged or over processed and hanging on by a thread, then this is for you. It is simply fabulous for dehydrated and dry hair. I adore Olaplex's No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo which works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds and


Image courtrsy of Kerastase BLOND ABSOLU

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WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE, SHE SPEAKS ENGLISH, SPANISH AND CZECH FLUENTLY AND UNDERSTANDS RUSSIAN, MAKING HER AN ASSET TO OUR TEAM. She’s nailed it

restore them whilst cleansing and nourishing each strand.

way. For those poor sods with fine oily hair, this is not for you my dears.

If you tend to be more on the oily side, then be careful, as it is a very rich product. I am not saying don’t use it, maybe opt for every other time and keep in mind that a little goes a long

If you invest in Kerestase and Olaplex you will have covered all your hairdressing needs and basically should have award winning catwalk hair.

Stars of the Show

Paul’s client has been a variety of colours in the past, so Paul has gradually (SEE THE WORD GRADUALLY) been changing her colour from heavily highlighted with bleach to soft golden beige and caramel blondes. Paul finished off the transformation by sharpening his clients look, taking the style from a long layer to a lob, a cut which is very of the moment.

Once again Lottie, who was determined that she wasn’t having anymore hair extensions, lasted for all of 60 seconds before begging Lauren to work her wizardry again. Using 140 pre-balayage, Great Length extensions in three different colours, I think the photos speak for themselves. Pre extensions, Laurin balayaged Lottie’s natural hair and of course used good old Olaplex. By the way this would be the same Lottie who always tells anyone who will listen, that she will never colour hair. Well she now has the ends of her hair bleached within an inch of their life! Total hair envy wouldn’t you agree?

Dali, our supremely talented nail technician, I would like to welcome home after your sabbatical, (cause we all know that our staff love a sabbatical to try and find themselves.) They soon realize that the emerald city isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and with three clicks of their ruby slippers they are home to Reflections where they should be. As many of our clients know, Dali is a very competent nail technician who covers every aspect of professional nail care with a sunny disposition. With over 20 years experience, she speaks English, Spanish and Czech fluently and understands Russian, making her an asset to our team. Loyal clients are returning in droves to Dali because they know that her work is so much more than just a job to her. She treats every client as an individual, spending the time to get to know them, before creating nails that not only look aesthetically pleasing but also work with the clients lifestyle and needs. Should any problems occur, Dali always asks clients to come back and she will work on the issue until she finds a solution. She loves her job and that shows throughout her work. Ta-Ra

All products and treatments are available at: Reflections Hair and Nails. Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía + 34 952 906 524 reflectionsmarbella.com

Love Jonathan

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Chic Happens

Style WHETHER YOU’RE HEADING FOR THE BEACH, A CLUB OR A LUNCH DATE THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT AN ALLWHITE ENSEMBLE THAT KEEPS THINGS SIMPLE, YET CHIC. TAKING MINIMAL TO THE MAXIMUM IN THE BEST OF WAYS, HEAD-TO-TOE WHITE IS A SIMULTANEOUSLY UNDERSTATED AND BOLD STYLE WHICH CAN SUIT ALMOST ANY OCCASION. TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THIS MONTH’S FASHION FEATURE AND OPT FOR A FRESH AND FASHIONABLE WHITE-ONWHITE LOOK THIS SUMMER.

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ANTIMA PRESENTS: Front line golf villa with stunning views of Las Brisas Golf and La Concha mountain. Located on a cul-de-sac, this secure property enjoys perfect privacy and tranquility. The home consists of beautifully designed, well-executed spaces that are as suitable for evening entertaining as they are for a day of cozy family activities. For more information: solvilla.no | +34 627 813 545 www.villachristina.es

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ANTIMA PRESENTS: Elegant elevated ground floor apartment in Puente Romano. With its privileged south facing orientation, this property enjoys fantastic garden and sea views. Private access from the terrace leads onto the manicured landscape of the complex and from there onto the Golden Mile beach. Exquisite interior design, top quality materials and high tech installations. For more information: solvilla.no | +34 627 813 545 www.puenteromano12.es

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CANCELADA NUEVA ANDALUCÍA - Andalusian - VillaCortijo in Central Style Position Villa - 4- Bed 4 Bed - 3-Bath 4 Bath - Built - Built 368629 m2m2 - Plot - Plot 4.240 1145 m2 -m2 VM08353 - VM11496 -PRICE: - PRICE: €1.795.000 €1.699.000 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA – Modern architecture villa - Ref: VM11118 - Beds: 5 - Baths: 3 - Built: 400 m2 - Plot: 840 m2 - PRICE: 1.695.000€

NUEVA NUEVAANDALUCÍA ANDALUCÍA- -Villa Fully in Equipped Central Position Villa in- Golf VM11632 Area - VM11628 44Bed Bed– -3 bath 4 Bath – Built - Built 197 629 m2m2 - PRICE - Plot €1212 695.000 m2 PRICE: €1.695.000 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA – Fantastic family Villa - Ref: VM11632 Beds: 4 - Baths: 3 - Built: 197 m2 - Plot: 429 m2 - PRICE: 695.000€

NUEVA ANDALUCÍA South-West Facing Views Villa - -VM11565 LA ALQUERIA - Large- Villa With Beautiful VM08943 45Bed 286 m2 – Plot 1217m2 987 m2 - PRICE PRICE €1.750.000 € 1.550.000 Bed–-34bath Bath –- Built 458 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA – Second line Los Naranjos Golf - Ref: VM11485 Beds: 4 - Baths: 2+1 - Built: 183 m2 - Plot: 844 m2 - PRICE: 695.000€

Apartment bySierra the Beach GOLDEN - 24 Hour Security in Blanca- -VM11525 VM11471 LAS BEACHSIDE CHAPAS MILE – - Spacious Ground Floor Beach Apartment - Ref: VM11525 bath––Built Built 158m2 -PRICE PRICE116m 330.000 Bed 2 bath 225 €€795.000 2 - PRICE: 322.500€ Beds:32Bed 3 ––-2.5 Baths: 2+1 -m2-Built:

NUEVA Spectacular Views -views VM11582 NUEVAANDALUCÍA ANDALUCÍA-–- Penthouse Spacious Duplex Central Position - VM11536 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA Penthouse with spectacular - Ref: VM11582 2Beds: Position - PRICE € 398.000 3Bed Bed––232bath bath Built 150 m2 € 395.000 - ––Central Baths: 2 - -PRICE Built: 98m2 - PRICE: 389.000€


CANCELADA NUEVA ANDALUCÍA - Andalusian - Villa Cortijo in Central StylePosition Villa - 4 Bed - 4 Bed - 3 Bath - 4 Bath - Built - Built 368 m2 629 -m2 Plot- 4.240 Plot 1145 m2 - VM08353 m2 - VM11496 -PRICE: - PRICE: €1.795.000 €1.699.000 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA - Stunning villa with sea views - Ref: VM11496 - Beds: 4 - Baths: 4+1 - Built: 629m2 - Plot: 1.145m2 - PRICE: 1.699.000€

NUEVA NUEVA ANDALUCÍA ANDALUCÍA - Villa - Fully in Central Equipped Position Villa in - VM11632 Golf Area - VM11628 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA - South-West Facing Villa - VM11565 LA ALQUERIA - Large Villa With Beautiful Views - VM08943 4 Bed 4 Bed – 3 -bath 4 Bath – Built - Built 197629 m2 m2 - PRICE - Plot€ 1212 695.000 m2 PRICE: €1.695.000 4 Bed – 3- bath – Built m2 - -PRICE 1.550.000 5 Bed 4 Bath - Built286 458m2 m2– –Plot Plot987 1217m2 PRICE€€1.750.000 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA – Contemporary Andalusian style villa - Ref: VM11628 GOLDEN MILE – Luxury, spacious apartment - Ref: VM11471 Beds: 4 – Baths:4+1 – Built: 629m2 – Plot: 1.212m2 - PRICE: 1.695.000€ Beds: 2 – Baths: 2+1 – Built: 225 m2 – Interior: 148 m2 – PRICE: 795.000€

BEACHSIDE - Spacious Apartment by Beach - VM11525 ANDALUCÍA - -Penthouse Views - walk VM11582 GOLDEN MILE - 24- Hour Security in the Sierra Blanca - VM11471 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA -Luminous SpaciousSpectacular Duplex Central Position - from VM11536 NUEVA ANDALUCÍA Luxury Modern Apartment - Ref: VM9554 NUEVA NUEVA ANDALUCÍA Apartment 12 mins Puerto Banús 3 Bed – Built 2158 PRICE €122m 330.000 Bed – 2–11536 bath –- Beds: Central Position -PRICE PRICE 2 Bed – -2 bath 225 m2 795.000 3 Bed 3 bath – Built m23--Built: €€395.000 2 - PRICE: 575.000€ 2 Ref: 2398.000 Beds: 2– 2.5 Baths: - -Built: VM 3 -150 Baths: 150m - Exterior: 142m2 - PRICE: 349.000€


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The first floor comprises of a double bedroom master suite with dressing room and private terrace and a second bedroom, also ensuite. The lower floor has a two car garage and a basement area of 150m2 which could be used as a cinema, gym, bodega or kids games room. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac and entered through a pedestrian gate, there is a secure garage entrance and private gated off street parking ensuring privacy, security and the ultimate in luxury living.

Reference VM11641 Built 448m2 Plot 1,013m2 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3

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Contact Villa Marketing for a viewing T. 952 810 695, villamarketing.com

Reference VM11565 Built 286m2 Plot 987m2 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3+1

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SIERRA BLANCA, MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE Ref: MPV4061 Stunning family villa, located next to the famous urbanization of Sierra Blanca. The accommodation is well distributed including a separate house. Surrounded with impeccably landscaped garden with heated outdoor pool and gazebo with BBQ. Enjoys beautiful sea views.

Beds: 6

Baths: 6

Built: 580 m2

Plot: 3.104 m2

PRICE: 3.950.000 €

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ALTOS REALES, MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE Ref: MPV4050 Beautiful Villa located within the private gated community Altos Reales, with only one entrance which is controlled on a 24-hour basis. Consisting of two floors and solarium, enjoys panoramic sea views from the upper floors. The gardens are beautifully kept and maintained, and the pool area is very sunny and yet secluded for total privacy. Beds: 3

Baths: 3

Built: 350 m2

Plot: 857 m2

PRICE: 1.850.000â‚Ź

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SIERRA BLANCA, MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE – Stunning Family Villa Ref: MPV4048 Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Built: 1.201 m2 Plot: 3.759 m2 PRICE: 5.500.000€

ARCO IRIS, MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE – Family Townhouse Ref: MPT4064 Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Built: 320 m2 Terrace: 40m2 PRICE: 510.000€

SAN PEDRO PLAYA, MARBELLA – Renovated Beachside Modern Villa Ref: MPV4000 Beds: 8 Baths: 8 Built: 550m2 Plot: 1500m2 PRICE: 2.200.000€

MARBELLA COUNTRY CLUB, NUEVA ANDALUCÍA – Beautiful Family Villa Ref: MPV4058 Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Built: 465m2 Plot: 997m2 PRICE: 1.595.000€

GUADALMINA ALTA, MARBELLA – Luxury Villa close to Golf Ref: MPV3728 Beds: 6 Baths: 6 Built: 933m2 Plot: 2.526m2 PRICE: 3.250.000€

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PARCELAS DEL GOLF, NUEVA ANDALUCÍA – Beautiful Villa in Gated Community Ref: MPV3115 Beds: 6 Baths: 6 Built: 473 m2 Plot: 1.022 m2 PRICE: 1.850.000€

ALCAZABA, PUERTO BANUS – Stunning Beachside Penthouse Ref: MPA4029 Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Built: 280m2 Terrace: 100m2 PRICE: 1.190.000€

NUEVA ANDALUCÍA – Fully Refurbished Classic Style Villa Ref: MPV4036 Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Built: 367m2 Plot: 1.268m2 PRICE: 1.395.000

IMARA, MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE – Stunning Ground Floor Apartment Ref: MPA4018 Beds: 3 Baths: 4 Built: 207 m2 Terrace: 100 m2 PRICE: 1.350.000€

ISTÁN, MARBELLA – Charming Semi-Detached Villa Ref: MPV3998 PRICE: 465.000€ Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Built: 150m2 Plot: 709m2

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Edificio La Rotonda, Avd.Manolete Nueva Andalucía (opposite La Sala)

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Middle Floor Apartment Nueva Andalucía

Nicely located apartment in Magna Marbella. Front row building (Ed. Goya), south to west facing, spectacular views to the Coast and the Mediterranean. Entrance hallway, living and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, master bedroom en suite and one guest bedroom with bathroom. Direct access to the terrace. Parking space and storage.   Close to all amenities and Puerto Banus in the middle of the Golf Valley.  Gated and 24 hrs security. Ref: R3374800 | Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2 | Build Size: 111 m2 | Terrace Size: 30m2 | Price: 495,000 €


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This beautifully presented 5 bedroom villa is in a fantastic central location on the New Golden Mile, Estepona with only a 10 minute drive to Puerto Banus and Estepona centre and has an excellent bus service in both directions. The bright and spacious villa is set on one of two plots with a private pool, beautiful gardens and a fantastic amount of parking, garages and storage. The house is distributed over 2 levels with a practical layout. This property is a unique opportunity with 2 separate plots. Plot 1: Incorporating house, pool, garden, garage, parking and courtyard. Plot 2:  Large mature manicured garden, parking, garages and storage or building plot. This villa is situated in a very private cul-de-sac within the urbanization of El Pilar, a quiet well communicated neighbourhood within short distance to public transport, shops, gym, beach, golf, banks, cafes and restaurants. Ref: R3368401 | Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 5 | Build Size: 300 m2 | Garden Size: 1600m2 | Price: 885,000 €


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Edificio La Rotonda, Avd.Manolete Nueva AndalucĂ­a (opposite La Sala)

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This beautifully villa is surrounded by stunning mountain, country and partial sea views, only a few minutes drive from the picturesque village of Mijas, the beach is only 10 minutes away and Malaga and Marbella 20 minutes. Large terraces on all levels provide excellent space for BBQ's and alfresco dinning. The villa also features a separate guest apartment staff quarters consisting of an open plan lounge and kitchen area, bathroom and bedroom. The garden and pool area is child friendly with a combination of sunbathing and shaded areas. Additional features include air conditioning, double glazing, oak doors throughout, high quality fixtures and fittings, car port and parking for an additional car. This villa is immaculately presented and viewing is highly recommended. Ref: R2433539 | Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 4 | Build Size: 408 m2 | Plot Size: 850m2 | Price: 524,995 â‚Ź


Edificio La Rotonda, Avd.Manolete Nueva Andalucía (opposite La Sala)

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New top quality, contemporary villa, built to the highest standards and specs. Located in the residential golf valley near the famous golf courses Los Naranjos and Las Brisas. South to southeast facing with views to the mountains and golf. Close to all amenities, the beach and Puerto Banus. Spacious living/dining area, open plan fully fitted kitchen. Direct access to the open and covered terraces and the infinity pool. Master bedroom suite and two guest bedrooms suite. Direct access to the roof terrace with Jacuzzi. Cinema room, storage and a garage for 3 cars. Special Features: Elevator to all floors, Sonos/Bose sound system, Domotica, A/C with heating and under floor heating and cooling (Daikin), Technal windows, Bandalux sun blinds, Krion, Flos & Delta lightning, Vimar switches, kitchen Santos with Gaggenau appliances, floors Travertin natural stone. Ref: R2952212 | Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 5 | Build Size: 597 m2 | Plot Size: 1,392m2 | Price: 2,900,000 €


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Our in-depth motoring review

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A TALE

OF TWO SPIDERS MOTORING AUTHOR, RACING DRIVER AND PHOTO-JOURNALIST IAN KUAH REPORTS ON THE

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COMPROMISE IMPLIES SOMETHING T H AT I S N OT A S GOOD AS IT COULD BE. IN ENGINEERING, COMPROMISE IS T H E R E S U LT O F A J O B N OT D O N E TO T H E B E S T O F ONE’S ABILITIES. COMPROMISE IS A CONDITION ALIEN TO M C L A R E N W H E R E E V E R YO N E S E E K S TO

C O N T I N U A L LY RAISE THE BAR. While working towards besting their rivals comes naturally, the real challenge at McLaren is an internal one. Here, some of the best talent in the industry is given the environment and resources to continually push the envelope, and lateral thinking is encouraged. This is an environment where such fresh thinking created the air ducts around the headlamps and down the flanks of the McLaren 720S, and where the active aero on the street legal Senna creates more downforce than on some GT3 racecars. Today, we are at the Arizona Motorsports Park testing the new McLaren 600LT Spider to its limits. AMP is right next to Luke Air Force Base, home of the USAF’s 56th Fighter Wing, so an added bonus is the continuous air display from the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35 Lightning II aircraft that train here. Exiting a slow bend on one lap I glanced in my rear view mirror I saw the side profile of an F-35 about to alight on the nearby runway. Together with the McLaren 600LT Spider I was driving, this was a most impressive display of man’s best engineering and aerodynamic achievements in action. The McLaren 600LT Spider was a car that had to happen. Given the sales success of the pretty 570S Spider on which it is based, the even greater appeal of an open version of McLaren’s best value Sport Series model is obvious.

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The two-section hardtop raises or lowers at the touch of a button in 15 seconds at speeds up to 40km/h. The powered vertical glass


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With the 600LT already 96kg lighter than the 570S at 1,274kg (dry), the Spider tips the scales at just 1,297kg, an increase of just 23kg. This is far less than any rival, most of whom see increases of between 50 and 80kg over their fixed head versions. You feel some scuttle shake over bumps in all the McLaren’s rivals, and these cars also weigh more than their fixed head counterparts since they require extra metal to bolster their structural stiffness, which is still diminished compared to the McLaren. Thanks to its carbon-fibre central tub the McLaren Spider makes zero compromise in structural stiffness terms. The torsional twist number is exactly the same as on the Coupe, which gives it an immediate handling and grip advantage over all comers on both road and track.

From the first corner at AMP it was clear that the 600LT Spider turns in, grips and goes no differently from the Coupe we tested at the Hungaroring last September. A modest increase in boost pressure within the ECU remap and lower back-pressure from the new top exit exhaust system sees the output of the 570S M838TE motor rise from 570hp and 600Nm of torque to 600hp at 7,500rpm, with 620Nm of torque from 5,500 to 6,500rpm.

And this is even more critical given the sticky trackday Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tyres on the 600LT that feed significantly more load into the structure in hard cornering.

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The performance numbers are spectacular with the 0-100km/h sprint over in 2.9 sec, 200km/h passed in 8.4 sec, and top speed pegged at 324km/h with the roof up, and 9km/h less with it down. Having the exhaust pipes blow the spent gases upwards just behind your head brings a quite different and more adrenalin fuelling reaction. Fire up the engine and the bark of the twin rear deck mounted exhaust outlets sends the opening war cry of the flat-plane crank V8 straight to your eardrums. On the move the rush of air past your head, and the louder and more concentrated engine and exhaust soundtrack change the game from merely loud to louder and more intoxicating. If you are running in the more aggressive powertrain modes at night, changes are you will even witness the tongues of orange flames shooting from the exhausts in your mirror during a downshift. If you are in a tunnel the walls will light up momentarily! On the road the track focused 600LT Spider is never going to be as comfortable as the 720S Spider whose active suspension offers a broader envelope of comfort and sporty behaviour. It is also not as absorbent as the 570S Spider, whose nonactive settings strike a remarkably good overall balance between ride comfort and tautness. One of its best features is the electrically powered vertical rear glass, which can be lowered in stages at the touch of a button. Acting as a wind deflector when the top is down it can be opened with the roof up

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for ventilation as well as a draft-free ‘window’ to the engine and exhaust soundtrack. Fast country roads are where the 600LT Spider really shines, the go where you point it accuracy of its steering, lack of roll and incredible grip making short work of corners of all stripes. Then the 600 horses punch you out of corners with real resolve and shrink the straights in between.


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McLAREN 720S SPIDER I M A G I N E T H AT YO U A L R E A DY M A K E T H E F A S T E S T, M O S T F U T U R I S T I C L O O K I N G A N D DY N A M I C A L LY EXCELLENT SUPERCAR THIS SIDE OF HALF A M I L L I O N E U RO S . W H AT C A N YO U D O TO M A K E IT EVEN BETTER? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE -

. . . G I V E I T A F O L D I N G RO O F “The only way to develop a Spider with no loss of dynamics compared to the Coupe is to create both versions in parallel,” explained Andrew Kay, Chief

Engineer for the 720S Spider project. “We factored this in from day one, only putting Spider development on hold temporarily while we launched the Coupe in 2017.” Adaptation of the 720S Coupe’s Monocage II carbon-fibre tub to open duties was comprehensive enough for it to be named Monocage II-S. Major bespoke features of this new tub are the carbon-fibre rollover protection system (ROPS) that saves 6.8kg over the steel components used in the 650S Spider, and the storage compartment for the folding roof. Being at the highest point of the car’s structure, the lighter components help to lower the centre of gravity and the dynamic roll couple. As part of the primary and secondary safety brief, they were also designed to enhance over-the shoulder visibility and provide the anchor points for the seatbelts and folding roof system.

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With the loss of the Ford GT40 style doors that ease ingress and egress to the Coupe by taking big bites out of the roof panel, McLaren had to re-jig the hinge mechanism of the dihedral doors to suit the Spider. The new one-piece folding roof is much neater than the older style twopiece system used on the 570S and 600LT Spiders. It is also much faster in operation, taking a scant 11 seconds to go from closed to open and vice versa. Apart from saving six whole seconds, the new roof can be operated at speeds up to 50km/h as opposed to the 40km/h of the older two-piece system. A worthwhile cost option is the electronically actuated crystal glass roof panel that effectively blocks 95% of sunlight and ultra-violet light to keep the interior cool while the car is parked or running under the hot sun. This panel goes transparent at the touch of a button, flooding the cabin with light on a dull day. Meanwhile, the smart air-conditioning system adjusts to open and closed cabin environments, while the electrically adjustable rear windscreen can be raised or lowered to act as a tuneable wind deflector. Rearward visibility is always an issue in a mid-engine supercar, and the greenhouse of the 720S Coupe was outstanding in the way it opened up a superior over-the-shoulder view than any of its competitors. The Spider version maximises both rear and over-shoulder visibility by using glazed rear three quarter panels and glass sections in the flying buttresses that normally create tunnel vision to the rear. The practical effectiveness of these

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features is immediately apparent when you glance in the rear view mirror and are surprised by the impressive view aft. While there is no escaping the extra weight added by the folding roof mechanism and reinforced structure that makes the Spider 49kg heavier than its Coupe sister, it still shows a 38kg saving over the 650S Spider. That said, raising the class bar is always the ultimate arbiter of progress, and the greater use of structural carbon-fibre makes the 1,232kg (dry weight) 720S Spider the lightest car in its class. It shades the second-lightest-in-class Ferrari 488 Spider by a whopping 88kg, while besting it hands down for structural stiffness. Paper numbers are one thing, but against the stopwatch the extra 38kg borne by the 720S Spider - equivalent to about half a passenger - hardly impacts its prodigious performance.

WHEN ALL THE NUMBERS ARE CRUNCHED THE F L AG S H I P M C L A R E N SPIDER IS ONE OF A HANDFUL OF CURRENT P R O D U C T I O N C A R S T H AT CAN EXCEED 200MPH W I T H I T S RO O F D OW N . T H E E X AC T N U M B E R I S 325KM/H, OR A MORE IMPRESSIVE SOUNDING 202MPH, WHICH SOUNDS PRETTY INSANE FOR AL FRESCO DRIVING. THE 212MPH (341KM/H) VMAX WITH THE ROOF U P M AT C H E S T H E C O U P E E X A C T LY, A N D W I L L U N Q U E S T I O N A B LY F E E L A L OT L E S S D R A M AT I C .


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The 720S Spider’s intergalactic pace is provided by the same M840T twin turbo flat plane crank V8 that powers the Coupe. Making 720hp at 7,250rpm, and 770Nm of torque at 5,500rpm, it blasts both 720S variants to 100km/h in the same 2.9 sec, with 200km/h and 300km/h coming up in just 7.9 sec (Coupe 7.8 sec) and 22.4 sec (Coupe 21.4 sec) respectively, and the quartermile post pipped at just 10.4 sec (Coupe 10.3 sec). Its power and torque are delivered in a linear fashion that can play nice and civilised when you are not in a hurry, and loud and bombastic at the other extreme when you drop the hammer. The other McLaren technology that has come on in leaps and bounds is

their active suspension, which is a quite different animal from any other system on the planet. The latest version of this in-house developed system that underpins the 720S family feels much more transparent to the driver than the MP412C iteration, which sometimes left you guessing what the suspension was going to do next. On Arizona highways as well as urban and country roads, this active suspension impressed with its supple secondary ride in Comfort mode, while its iron fisted body control in Sport mode made short work of challenging twisty roads. Its ability to avert body roll in bends and level the wheels over undulations seems supernatural at

times, almost to the point of making you feel invincible. The 720S is capable of astounding pace across country with little noticeable effort, which makes it a civilised supercar able to tuck long distances under its belt without stressing out its occupants. Perhaps ironically then the Spider’s abilities as a long distance cruiser turn out to be superior to the Coupe’s in terms of cabin refinement. This is because the smaller cabin volume behind the seats in the Spider, and the tray into which the roof folds has changed the resonance characteristics of the structure in a way that significantly reduces the road noise reaching the cabin.

WHILE THE MCLAREN 720S COUPE DELIVERS A BIG WIN, THE 720S SPIDER DELIVERS A WIN, WIN. IT IS S I M P LY T H E F A S T E S T, M O S T F U T U R I S T I C L O O K I N G , DY N A M I C A L LY E X C E L L E N T, A N D C O M P L E T E SUPERC AR THIS SIDE OF HALF A MILLION EUROS

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Spring Fashion Show at Sea Grill We attended...

the beautiful Sea Grill Restaurant at the Puente Romano Hotel on International Women’s Day.

We admired...

Elisabetta Franchi’s 2019 Spring / Summer Collection now selling at her store in Puerto Banus.

Special thanks to...

Nobu Marbella for donating prizes for this fundraiser which benefitted animal adoption and to Bardou Salon for styling the glamorous models.

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BBQ with a VIEW We attended… The all new The View Bar and Terrace to witness the new product of international successful, Marbella based company EAZYBBQ: The natural Disposal BBQ.

We marveled at… This revolutionary new twist on the instant bbq. This most simple natural and healthy product is also 100% ecological and it doesn’t need additives, so it preserves the full flavour of the food. Simply light the box at the bottom and in 20 minutes you have perfect embers and are ready to cook all of your favourite bbq foods.

Congratulations and a big thanks to… Both The View Bar with its top class cocktail and drinks menu backed up by head chef Eric Bardo and his contemporary cuisine and of course to EAZYBBQ for revolutionising the way we cook outdoors! eazybbq.com theviewbarmarbella.com

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PROMOTING EQUALITY We attended… Casa Club Las Brisas for a presentation by head of design at womenswear brand Gisela, Yolanda Ferrer, who spoke about her career path and personal life. Also present were the mayoress of Marbella Angeles Muñoz and the delegate for social rights, equality and diversity, Isabel Cintado.

Special thanks to… REM for their continued hard workadvocating gender equality and further promoting equal rights for men and women. For further information please contact redemprendedorasmarbella.com

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CALCULATING INFINITY We attended…. Wadström Tönnheim Gallery for the Spanish debut of the Greek born, Berlin based artist, Konstantino Dregos’ exhibition, ‘Calculating Infinity.’

We enjoyed… Konstantinos’ paintings and drawings offering us an insight into the art works and mind of this established artist.

A big thanks and congratulations to… Wadström Tönnheim Gallery for hosting such a remarkable event and Konstantino for sharing with us his incredible works. Visit "Calculating Infinity" exhibition until the 25th of May www.wadstromtonnheim.se

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BYNOK SHARES NEW STRATEGY We attended… Teatro Goya Cinema in Puerto Banús where over 600 professionals from the real estate sector eagerly anticipated Bynok CEO Armando Gomez sharing the company’s new business strategy which is set to revolutionise the real estate market.

We heard how… Their new brand “B8 Architecture” will be launched in the very near future and will completely change how this sector has worked previously on the Costa del Sol.

We were further amazed at… The statement that Bynok intends to invest a whopping 550 million euros between now and 2020 in a variety of new projects including potential new markets such as Egypt, Dubai and South Africa . Bynok currently has 71 ongoing projects in its ever burgeoning property portfolio! Congratulations and keep up the good work.

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A VIEW TO SUCCESS We attended...... Los Naranjos Golf Club for the Ladies Open Golf competition held on International Women’s Day.

We were impressed with... A record attendance of 64 ladies who took part in a stableford better-ball competition.

Congratulations to… The winning team Ann Ulfsdotter and her partner Susanne Folkebo who scored an impressive 48 points!

A huge thanks to… The View Marbella and La Sala Group for sponsoring this great event and to all the ladies who took part.

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KITCH HOST RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL We attended… The 7th edition of the international Russian Film Festival at the magnificent Kitch Club at Casa Russia.

We applauded… The many actors and honorable guests who turned up in great numbers for this red carpet event.

Congratulations to… All the prize winners but especially to the winner of “ best film” which was unanimously awarded to the film “No strangers “ directed by Vera Glagoleva and received on her behalf by her producer Natalia Ivanova. Book your table for dinner now: 659 09 12 44 contact@kitch.es, kitch.es

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A Classic Evening at The Kempinski Hotel Bahía We attended... Kempinski Hotel Bahía Arts Series 2019 for an evening of classical Music performed by the internationally acclaimed soprano Teresa Karcher accompanied on the piano by Nicole Panizza.

A big thanks to... Kempinski general manager Axel Bethke for his ongoing commitment to hosting cultural and art events so rarely seen in Marbella and Shane O’Shea of Project Music for bring such incredible artists to the coast.

We listened to... Habanera and Seguidilla from Carmen, La soirée dans Grenade by Debussy, and Siete Caniones populares Españoles by Manuel de Falla.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY NOBU! We attended… the one year anniversary of the world famous Nobu Hotel Marbella, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. ™ (SLH)

We sampled… a delicious array of their contemporary cuisine representing the flavours of renowned chef Nobu San; from Tataki Salmon with Sesame and Jalapeño Jelly to Waguy Beef and Scallop with mashed Edamame and Wasabi!

We mingled with… a fantastic turn out of Marbella’s elite socialites.

Congratulations to… Team Nobu on an awesome first year and here’s to many more!

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Sticks and Stones By Ian Greenland

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efore complex speech developed, when we were still communicating with grunts, looks and a fair bit of pointing, the social dynamic mostly revolved around the necessities of survival. Ever vulnerable to pressing hunger, exposure and various things with pointy teeth and claws, early man had no access to fire or electricity, let alone a Netflick, so entertainment took the form of picking fleas from each other, chasing mammoths off cliffs and the odd game of hide and seek. For untold millennia, things continued this way, the demands of the environment on our primitive brains and fragile bodies dictating an existence on the ragged edge of survival, a desperate scramble up the evolutionary ladder as it swayed violently above the precipice of extinction..... ….and then one day, for no particular reason, one caveman put his balls in the mouth of another caveman as he slept and it made the other cave-folk laugh. When that second man rose early in the morning and recognised himself in a freshly etched cave-painting of the very first tea-bagging, a lightbulb moment for humanity occurred. Waking the tribe with excited gestures and guttural shouts, he grabbed the biggest rock he could find and theatrically proceeded to smash the perpetrators head in. RIGHT in. Amid a gaggle of gasps, tears and a few awkward chuckles, the grinning man then pulled aside his loincloth, rested his balls on what was left of his friend's face and daubed a primitive selfie on the cave wall in blood.

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It was the birth of banter as we know it today. The Oxford Dictionary has the definition of banter as “The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks” but the word's been railroaded in recent years by any number of people, both famous and not, who've taken things a little too far. The term itself entered common parlance through London street slang in the late 17th Century, but became something of a lightning rod for “laddishness” in the mid 1990s. Building on an identified British folk culture of public ribaldry, mischief, sarcasm and outright facetiousness, shows such as Men Behaving Badly and magazines like loaded put a friendly arm around the word whilst sticking a crudely drawn spunking dick on its back. Dedicated to “the pursuit of sex, drink, football and less serious matters”, loaded was hugely successful despite content that today we'd publicly decry as sexist, misogynist and homophobic. It was a safe haven where blokes perhaps threatened by growing feminism or just the conformist demands of growing up could share their fascination with boobs,

booze and Eric Cantona behind a wall of purported irony. Spawning several grubby imitators with legions of fans and detractors, the magazine is seen as an instrumental stepping stone in the formation of lad culture and with it, modern conceptions of banter.

“Banter emerges as this relentless gloss of irony over everything,” says Bethan Benwell, author and language and linguistics lecturer. “The constant excusing of sexist or homophobic sentiments with this wink that says you don’t really mean it.”


The preferred, Oxford version has all parties on an assumed level pegging, deepening their social bond through the interplay of goodnatured jostling. Even taken to more savage extremes, reciprocal banter can build trust through continual testing and reasserting of boundaries. Banter can even be understood to take on a healthy physical form. Well, perhaps not healthy, but Jackass was a particularly high watermark in the sub-genre of nut-kicking, eyebrow-shaving, snake-throwing male bonding. Everyone fucks each other over equally. Everyone laughs... and bleeds and cries a bit. There's no obvious victim, except maybe the snake. Though less snake-based, I deeply love the British sense of humour. I love a bit of mickey-taking. I love banter. The PR problem comes with its appropriation by dickheads as a bulletproof vest against criticism. Most of us have probably gone too far with a joke once or twice, but in an age where we're finally more vocal about the subjugation of various groups by a predominantly white, middle class, dick-swinging majority, banter's been weaponized as a hollow form of defence for bullying and mistreatment. Borrowing the words of loaded's own tagline, it's a cynical excuse readily available “For men who should know better.” Where banter once denoted mutual participation, now you can be its wholly unwilling recipient. A terrified schoolboy having his glasses torn off his head and thrown out the school bus window “got bantered” while a teenage girl's nude photos stolen and

circulated on social media was #Bantzed. The term has been used in defence of a swathe of violent assaults and murders, the vast majority of course committed by men. Use of the word has even been banned in some workplaces and classrooms where it belies a culture of bad behaviour or abuse. Undoubtedly that's the kind of thing that annoys the shit out of the people who like to chant “political correctness gone mad” but then they rarely tend to be the victims of systemic social injustice so it's no surprise they don't quite get it, even if they really “should know better.”

not to try to adapt in treating others with the respect we ourselves expect. More than ever we need to retain our famously British sense of humour, but it deserves to be directed somewhere other than the already disenfranchised. Responsibility for upping our banter game ultimately lies within, so check yourself and how you wield your words. It shouldn't be a disabled person's job to defend inclusivity or a black person's to cite and explain racism. No woman should shoulder the emotional burden of having to teach men how not to harass them.

Most women could recount myriad times they were the butt of sexist jokes but bit their tongue or even laughed along rather than “create a scene” or offend whichever alpha plonker just took a verbal shit in the room, but in light of #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, growing LGBTQ awareness, etc.... hiding places are shrinking for those riding roughshod over others while using banter as their shield. Frustrating as it is may be that social media is awash with mock-outrage and knee-jerk oversensitivity, that doesn't negate the need for genuinely diverse awareness and it shouldn't be used as an excuse by those who are properly taking the piss to sidestep responsibility.

Toxic banter's last defence that the people calling out genuine abuse can't “take a joke” is as feeble as those who refuse to change with the times because they don't see what's wrong with pinching an arse or calling someone a “poof” or “coloured”. Fine, fuck off back to that tea-bagging cave and let the rest of the world progress you thick bastard..... just bants mate ;-)

Ian Greenland regularly “gets it wrong” but he's learning. iangreenland.uk

Yes, it's difficult to “get it right” 100% of the time in this ever-changing multicultural, multifaith, multigendered, “snowflake” generation (I just had to check if LGBTQ was still the correct term to use as of writing..), but that's no reason

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he answer to the question might lie in what part of England you find yourself on April 1st. If you find yourself in France, Italy or the Netherlands you are, of course, a fish (Poisson d’Avril, Pesce d‘aprille, or April vis respectively) but in England you might also be a noodle, gob, or noddy. In Spain and many Spanish speaking countries you would have to wait until late December for the Dia de los Santos Inocentes, but Menorca still celebrates on April 1st on account of its British heritage (Dia d’enganyar – “Fooling Day”.) Whilst nowhere is the day a public holiday, it has its official afficionadoes. In 1957 the normally staid BBC broadcast a Panorama film showing Swiss farmers picking freshly grown spaghetti in what they called the Swiss spaghetti harvest. It was then flooded with requests on how to purchase a spaghetti plant, forcing them to retract on April 2nd! In the midst of the turmoil surrounding Brexit, when it was mooted that the British were about to replace European passports with traditional blue British ones, a European announcement on April 1st declared that “all EU passports are to become dark blue”! A further Brexit hoax caught the BBC following a report in “The Observer”, reporting that an Italian firm based in Gibraltar called “Scherzo Primavera” (“Spring Joke” – and even then the penny did not drop!) was creating official Brexit and Remain emojis, called “Brexit bulldog” and “Starry blue”, which would enable people to give their social-media profiles a “brand identity”. The Conservative European Research Group and the Remain group representing pro-Europe MPs, promptly issued a joint statement declaring “Brexit is far too serious a matter for foolish jokes”, perhaps not realising how ridiculous Parliament itself was becoming in the course of its debates on the subject, and

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mirroring the desperate lack of good humour which characterised its dealings on the subject. We find references to April Fools’ Day in France in 1508, Flanders in 1539, the Netherlands in 1572, with the first British reference to “Fooles Holy Day” in 1686 in John Aubrey’s diary. Certainly in 1698 many people were tricked on April 1st in going to the Tower of London “to see the lions washed”. And in 1769 the London Public Advertiser claimed that the day dated from the mistake made by Noah who, on April 1st, sent out a dove from the ark on a fruitless errand! In many areas “fruitless errands” are the order of the day. In Scotland, for example, the day was once known as “Huntigowk Day” (“gowk” being a cuckoo or foolish person) or


“Là na Gocaireachd” (gowking day) in Gaelic. The idea was to give someone a sealed letter for delivery containing the message:

“DINNA LAUGH, DINNA SMILE. HUNT THE GOWK ANOTHER MILE” The recipient then explains to the bearer that he needs the advice of another friend, reseals the envelope, and sends the victim on to the next recipient. This

is repeated until the gowk realises what is going on. A similar exercise took place in Ireland, although the idea may well have originated in Flanders in 1539 in a poem by Eduard de Dene recounting the exploits of a prankster nobleman. How the day originated is a matter for conjecture. We can probably dismiss Noah and his dove as being a prime cause! In the middle ages, however, in many parts of Europe New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25th, Lady Day, with a holiday that ended on April 1st. In 1564, by the Edict of Rousillon, France officially adopted January 1st as New Year. The “with it” people who began to observe this new date began to make fun of those who clung to the old style, dubbing them fools. This explanation is somewhat unlikely as reference to the day in France dates back to 1508. The Dutch, similarly somewhat erroneously, claim the day as their invention following the defeat of Alvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, known as the “Grand Duke of Alba” in Spain and the “Iron Duke” in the Netherlands, at the Battle of Brielle in 1572. This was the occasion for a great historical pun in a country not noted for its wit. “Op 1 april verloor Alva zijn bril”. The word “bril” (so similar to Brielle, no?!) is Dutch for “spectacles”. So, “On April 1st Alba lost his glasses”… Hilarious, but rather stretching a point to claim it as the origin for April Fool’s Day, which had already been mentioned in 1539 in neighbouring Flanders.

The Polish celebration of “Prima Aprilis” (Latin!) is considerably more complex than the practice of tying a paper fish to a person’s back without being noticed, which is how the day got its name in French speaking countries. These countries may be said to treat victims with a certain degree of care. Unlike countries which cheerfully perpetrate pranks and hoaxes with no warning, leaving readers to draw their own conclusions, when a false story is circulated by a French language newspaper, a subtle reference to a fish is given to indicate to the sharp eyed that the story is indeed a joke. In some cases this rather spoils the effect, but at the same time it can avoid a true item of news being taken as a hoax as when on April 1st, 1946, warnings about an earthquake in the Aleutian islands were ignored. The subsequent tsunami killed 165 people in Hawaii and Alaska.

Historically in Poland the day is a centuries old tradition, and taken very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that when in 1683 King Jan Sobieski signed the Anti-Ottoman Holy Alliance with the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and Venice on April 1st, the document was backdated to March 31st. The Poles avoid serious activities on this day, and often perpetrate very sophisticated hoaxes. However, as in many parts of the world, the “day” ends at mid-day. Jokes after that hour are considered inappropriate, and the country is able to get back to normality.

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Last year was a huge year for my family and I; my now husband and I got married in July, we moved house, and embarked on an adventure of a lifetime; a year travelling the world with our children. Nothing was booked except the first flight out of Spain. This is where I will be sharing some of the highlights with you and bringing new and interesting places in the world to your attention from a different perspective to that of your regular travel guide.

Victoria Wood is a freelance writer and mother of three based in the south of Spain. Life for her is primarily based around a healthy diet, lifestyle and educating herself and those around her how to live well. Victoria has been a writer for the past twenty years and her work includes an environmental column, journalistic editorials and social media management. She is also a proofreader and editor, and is currently working on her first novel.

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ur next port of call was Arugam Bay on the East coast of Sri Lanka. We landed here offseason (October) and so it was a sleepier version of the coastal resort/ town having been vacated by the masses of Australians and Europeans who flock here for the consistent surf, great weather and beautiful beaches. Plus, it’s pretty easy on the wallet and there is a range of all cuisines here to suit everyone.

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Arugam Bay, or “A Bay” as it has been predictably coined by the Aussies, delivers a simple lifestyle, or holiday destination, with its long strip of bars, restaurants, and shops lining the street parallel to the beach. Here you can find just about everything you’ll need if you’re here for the short term. For fresh foods you’d want to head to the local market at Pottuvil which is a five minute tuk-tuk ride north. The markets here are bursting with local life and you will be a novelty, just make sure you don’t get charged novelty prices!

IT WAS A LIFE MOMENT THAT WILL STICK FOREVER. SURFING WITH ELEPHANTS!

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The whole area is predominantly Muslim and so you’ll hear plenty of prayer as they salute Allah the requisite five times per day. The local dress is head to toe for ladies (even at the beach, and in the water), many opting for Burkas, others in colourful full length Sri Lankan style saris, the men wear shirts and lungis (sarongs), which they tuck up to make shorts when they are on the beach or riding a motorbike. The local kids are super friendly but they don’t have much so they’ll sometimes ask for a pencil or other simple things which seem insignificant to us but would make their day. They are not pushy, rude, nor are they begging, they’re just asking. If you’re in Arugam Bay for the surf there are different points to head for which accommodate all levels. For kids and real beginners there is Baby Point which sits to the far right of the main beach. For a little more action you can continue on to walk around the head to Main Point where the waves are considerably bigger. And if you’re really keen there are more off the beaten track points which the locals can direct you to. We rented our own tuk-tuk which is the preferred method of transport here, great fun for zipping around in, and supereconomical too. We ventured out to Peanut Farm many times, taking a ten minute tuk-tuk ride from Arugam Bay and then tackling some sandy tracks and gentle off-roading to arrive at this place which looks as though a festival happened here once leaving a bar, some big lounging swings, and some random unfinished structures. However, the beach is where the magic happens, fine sands and warm seas mean it is comfortable for all but bring your own shade - and the waves are not so big that you can’t enjoy a swim. One of the most incredible experiences here for us was that, on occasion, two of which we were

lucky enough to encounter, the odd wild Prior to this moment we were all surfing elephant will take a walk down to the and swimming and marvelling at the fact beach to munch on the coastal plants. that we were doing so in the company The locals wave their arms at you and of one of these majestic creatures. It urge you to stand in the water when was a life moment that will stick forever. an elephant comes close to the beach Surfing with elephants! On the ride home as they’re unlikely to we saw another lone charge at anyone semi- THE LOCALS WAVE elephant having a snack submerged. And they THEIR ARMS AT YOU AND near the side of the do charge, we saw one road accompanied by URGE YOU TO STAND IN woman who reacted a huge herd of water like a deer in headlights THE WATER WHEN AN buffalo living up to their when a young bull ELEPHANT COMES CLOSE name wallowing in a began steaming deep puddle of water TO THE BEACH AS THEY’RE by a rice field. Peacocks towards her, trumpeting UNLIKELY TO CHARGE away. She just stood pepper the landscape there totally frozen in as do monkeys, monitor AT ANYONE SEMIshock until thankfully lizards and a lot of very SUBMERGED. her instincts kicked in unhealthy looking, yet and she started to run towards the water. friendly, stray dogs. There are no seagulls She made it just in time so the elephant here, only chatty crows. turned and headed back to her yellow surfboard to toss it around a bit, semiAs it is outside peak time the shops and playful, semi-peturbed! Apparently restaurants have begun to shut down elephants are unnerved by bright for the season and move on to the next yellow. Having been given this piece of seasonal location down south. Visitors information by the bar owner we swiftly revert to a slow trickle of backpackers, left the beach as both the boys were families and national travellers or city folk wearing bright yellow shorts! popping in for a welcome break.

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The pace is pretty slow and relaxed, but there is always something going on somewhere. The local food is somewhat basic in some restaurants but you can find some more upmarket, varied meals in the higher end places. There are also decent wood-fired pizzas here, burgers, and other western food if you’re in need of a fix. There are hotels and places on the waterfront which have swimming pools which you can pay to use for the day. Some will include lunch and throw in a whole coconut to drink, all for about five euros each. Other than this we just beach, bar and restaurant hopped and tried out as much of the local delights as possible. We rented a house for the month so we also had our own kitchen and an amazing Sri Lankan lady who made us home-cooked food every day for lunch or dinner and cleaned everything all for $5 per day. This was such a help to her and her family so we were super happy to have her with us each day, plus her cooking was incredible! Accommodation is easy to find but book ahead if you’re going during peak season. To get there you need to either take the train or bus or you can take a taxi all the way from Colombo airport but it is around an 8-10 hour drive. I recommend the train! We loved it in ‘A Bay’ and would definitely visit again, personally I preferred the peaceful sleepy version of the town, but if you want action and lots of young surfers crowding the bars and restaurants and beaches, head there in their summer season which finishes around the end of September.

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Bettina, our resident healthy travel foodie, will give us tips on hidden gems in places across the globe. Food has become such a big part of travel that peole will spend hours scouring the best places to stay and eat. Here are some insider tips.

marbella Marbella is very well known as a summer destination where many hen-do's and stag nights take place. It is also a place where you can exercise and walk along the beach for miles. A growing yoga community offers a good stretch and with that an increasing number of plant friendly places which are making way for a new type of healthy traveler. My favourite breakfast and lunch place will forever be Dezentral. A cool space that serves the best coffee along with very vegan friendly breakfast and lunch alternatives. Portion sizes are generous and you get value for money. A newbie in town is Hustle and Flow think yummy smoothie bowls, amazing waffles and strong coffee. If you are going for something that is vegan and raw I would suggest Gioa that is run by a couple who are very passionate about ingredients and food. Beautifully presented, very tasty and a must visit. One of my favourite breakfasts of all time in Spain is ‘pan con tomate’, bread with tomatoes and I have cheekishly made my own version of it with the addition of avocado.

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Cities and Vegan places to visit

What makes a city cool? A certain threshold of restaurants and bars with exposed brick walls? Hipsters per capita? I’d like to think the answer is a bit more profound. Here’s a theory: the coolness of a city is largely determined by the vibrancy of its creativity, and in my humble opinion the amount of vegan friendly places to be found considering that is the new cool factor. Artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and youth make a place culturally dynamic, and the more innovative, free thinking, boundary pushing individuals hanging around, the better. It seems to me that with plant based living being on trend it has created hubs of coolness in many cities, which bring me to question what type of traveler are you? One that is easy going and likes to stumble across places or are you a meticulous planner? I have to say that I am a balance of both. Although I love to stumble across amazing areas and discover hidden gems. I am also an avid planner and love to do some research and digging before venturing out on a trip. I would like to share five cities that are close to my heart and although very different they share a passion for food and have recently become very plant friendly. Let’s start with what was my hometown for nearly twelve years - Marbella.

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Method Place all the tomato ingredients into a blender and blitz until everything is well combined, then set aside. Pop the bread into a toaster and crisp up.  Place the toast on a plate and add a layer of tomato topping, sliced avocado and any of the serving options. I love topping my toast with rocket or watercress and basil and a sprinkling of seeds, hemp hearts or sprouts for added flavour and nutrition.  Make sure you get good-quality tomatoes for this dish, you will taste the difference! The tomato topping can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


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Next on the list is Bali, my spirit home and somewhere I have been running health retreats for the last three years. Bali is somewhat of a plant heaven. With access to incredible produce and an influx of tourism in the last ten years, Bali has become somewhat of a food destination. It also has a cluster of very well-known chefs that have escaped the hustle and bustle for a quieter life outside of the limelight. One of those chefs is Will Goldfarb, now known as one of the best pastry chefs in the world, after being featured on Netflix and with a newly published book. I stumbled across Room

for Dessert last year. It’s a place that only serves desserts and cocktails - a killer combination with plant friendly options. After our first visit we were hooked and kept coming back. Another great place to visit is Locavore. Run by passionate chefs who give back to the community by making everything from scratch, farming and sourcing local produce. Give yourself at least three hours for the tasting menu and book well in advance. Inspired by my travels here I created my own version of a very traditional Balinese dish… Black rice pudding.

BLACK RICE PUDDING WITH CARAMELIZED BANANAS Serves 4 95 g (31/2 oz / 1/2 cup) black rice 250 ml (81/2 oz / 1 cup) water 250 ml (81/2 oz / 1 cup) coconut milk 1 vanilla pod (bean) 3 tablespoons coconut sugar

copenhagen My birth place and also one of the biggest food cities in the world. Housing the number one restaurant for a few years running along with a massive passion for sustainability, produce and seasonally. All these very close to my heart. Copenhagen has become one of the go to cities in terms of experiencing food. Maybe it’s a Scandinavian thing but when they put their mind to it they like doing things exceptionally well. One of those people who likes to do things exceptionally well is Mette Dahlgard, Headache at Gemyse. The restaurant reflects the changing of the seasons, which is especially apparent in the urban gardens that surround Gemyse. Organic produce is the focus of the restaurant. Presenting dishes that inspire and surprise. For a more dressed down experience and the best brunch in town head to Acacia - 100 percent organic, gluten free and plant based. This is a must visit when in town. Make sure you come hungry so that you can order at least a few of the amazing brunch dishes. If you spend your youth in Scandinavia, like I did, you will know that waffles are a summer staple. This is my version.

2 bananas 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup To serve  Dollop of coconut yoghurt, shopbought or home-made Toasted coconut flakes Black sesame seeds Edible flowers (optional) 

Method Start by boiling the rice in a medium pan with the water until all the liquid has completely evaporated. This should not take more than 20–30 minutes.  Add the coconut milk, vanilla pod and coconut sugar to the rice and let everything simmer for another 20 minutes until you have a beautiful, creamy rice pudding-like consistency.  While the pudding is simmering, slice the bananas horizontally and fry in a medium pan with the coconut oil. You want the bananas to turn slightly brown. Once cooked, cover them with the maple syrup and black sesame seeds.  Once the rice pudding is done, ladle into bowls, top with the caramelized banana, a dollop of coconut yoghurt, sprinkles of toasted coconut flakes and edible flowers, if using.  Tip: This pudding is great made in advance and lasts for at least 3 days or more in the fridge. 

BUCKWHEAT WAFFLES Makes 4 Waffles serves 2  60 ml (2 oz / 1/4 cup) melted coconut oil, plus 1 tablespoon for cooking  375 ml (13 oz / 11/2 cups) almond milk, shop-bought or home-made 200 g (7 oz / 11/3 cups) buckwheat flour  3 tablespoons cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 vanilla pod (bean), scraped or 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla pod Pinch of Salt  To serve  230 g (8 oz / 1 cup) coconut yoghurt, shop-bought or home-made 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon maple syrup plus extra for drizzling 1/2 vanilla pod (bean), scraped or 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla pod Handful of fresh fruit Micro herbs and edible flowers (optional) 

Method Start by heating the coconut oil in a pan on medium heat with the almond milk.  Place all the remaining waffle ingredients, including the melted coconut oil and almond milk, into a bow l and mix well.  Heat up the waffle iron and dab or brush with coconut oil. I use the small waffle iron where the waffles come out looking like a four-leaf clover. Ladle some of the batter mixture into the iron and cook until super crispy.  While the waffles are cooking, pimp up the coconut yoghurt with lemon zest, maple syrup and the vanilla, stirring to combine.  Once the waffles have been cooked, serve with a dollop of the coconut yoghurt, fruits, micro herbs and edible flowers, if using, and drizzle with maple syrup. 

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berlin An old favourite of mine: The city of Berlin. Effortlessly cool, great value for money and a never ending supply of hipster plant friendly places to visit. It was difficult to just choose two places but if I had to go with my absolute favourites it would be Cookies and Cream for fine dining without the fine dining prices. Housed in an old nightclub in the back alley of Behrenstrasse it serves up amazing plant based fair. It will be difficult to find at first but if you click on their website and follow the directions you will reach heaven. I can highly recommend giving their tasting menu a go. If you are after something more relaxed head to Neni located in a superimposed rooftop floor on top of the 25hours Bikini Berlin. It offers an Israeli Oriental cuisine and a fabulous view of City West and the Zoological Garden. The ambience on the 10th floor is uncomplicated with a young feel to it. You take your seat in a kind of greenhouse at wooden tables on colourful chairs and eat your way through towers of small plates. Inspired by the huge cultural mix of Berlin and one of the best Turkish breakfasts I have ever had I present to you a plant based version of Shakshuka.

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BAKED SHAKSHUKA WITH BUTTER BEANS Serves 2 80 ml (21/2 oz / 2/3 cup) olive oil 1/2 red onion chopped 1/2 red (bell) pepper, chopped 1/2 aubergine (eggplant), chopped 1 x 400 g (4 oz) tin of tomatoes 230 g (8 oz) tinned butter beans (lima beans), drained 4 sun dried tomatoes, chopped 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika Pinch of cayenne pepper Pink Himalayan salt and black pepper, to taste  To serve (optional) Handful of chopped parsley A few endive leaves, to garnish 

Method In a medium pan, heat the oil and fry the onion, pepper and aubergine with a tiny pinch of salt for 10–15 minutes. It is important you use a good amount of oil here to get it going and to make sure that the veggies soften properly.  Then add the tomatoes, beans, sun dried tomatoes and all the spices and seasoning, give it a good stir and leave on a medium heat, covered, for 10 minutes.  Check on the mixture when the time is up, give it a stir and leave for another 10 minutes.  By now the shakshuka should be done, the liquid should have mostly cooked and turned sticky and there should be a smoky gorgeous mixture in your pan.  Serve immediately from the pan with a good sprinkle of chopped parsley, avocado slices, homemade bread for dipping and if you have some pumpkin seed pesto, get that in too, along with some plant yoghurt and lemon wedges to squeeze over.  This is such a comforting dish that can also be made in bigger quantities and reheated. It’s a weekend brunch kind of meal, but also super when you’re coming home from work and are in need of something substantial. I sometimes add some sliced avocado to mine, for extra creaminess, which I’m sure will come as no surprise! 


Last but not least is my new found love. The city I am currently having a rendezvous with. A city I can’t stop thinking about and food I can’t stop dreaming about. Tokyo, the pulsating heart of the East. What surprised me the most about Tokyo was the eclectic mixture of old and new. Even though they are light years ahead in terms of technology there are things that stay the same and that shift very slowly. Planning an event in Tokyo can take up to two years. The city is filled with shrines and things are done in a certain manner. This it seems will not change for a while. Like everywhere else, plant based is just becoming trendy and from not being able to find gluten free or plant based options just a few years ago, there are now more and more choices popping up. On my first night of arrival I was taken to Kitaohji restaurant where they serve the traditional Kaiseki - meaning seasonal Japanese fair and most often at least seven dishes. This is the only place they serve a fully plant based version and 100 percent authentically Japanese. It was very good and almost too pretty to eat. Another great find was Adaptation, a cafe where you can create your own salad and where they had plenty of gluten free desert options. I noticed after a few days of eating Japanese food that I craved some fresh vegetables like a big salad and this place certainly hits the spot, also very good value for money. Inspired by the many thing I tried here is a great aubergine recipe that can be eaten as a side or a full dish.

MISO & TAMARI MARINATED AUBERGINES 2 aubergines -sliced Olive oil - for cooking Marinade   1/4 cup tamari soy   1 tsp. of maple syrup   1/2 grated garlic clove   1 tsp. of miso paste (light colour)   1 tbs. of olive oil   Sesame seeds black/white does not make a difference Method Slice your aubergines length ways; dap with olive oil and add a sprinkle of salt (tiny bit). If you have a griddle pan use that to griddle your aubergine slices, if not use a normal pan, or slice and cook in the oven until nice and soft. In a small bowl add all your marinade ingredients and mix well.  Arrange your cooked or griddled aubergines on a plate and drizzle your marinade on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  This dish can be premade or served straight away as a warm side dish. This is one of those that just gets better and better the more you let it marinate.

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elebrating the opening of their fifth outlet, Delicias Gourmet Group are top of their game in the gourmet food market in Andalucia.The group recently opened the doors to their new store in Las Chapas, Elviria in style. The inauguration of their latest establishment was a lavish affair with guests invited to indulge in a delectable selection of their finest delicacies. The afternoon was accompanied by live music from saxophonist Dario Domenech and an exhibition by artist Nauni, who created a graffiti-style mural inspired by Iberian produce. The location of the new store in the Pinogolf Shopping Centre boasts a 170m2 shop floor elegantly lined with exclusive products such as Godiva Chocolates, Chinchilla wines from Ronda, and gastronomic creations by Salduna Catering. Not to mention their extensive selection of imported and national fruit from top suppliers, the best selection of fresh and cured meats, cheeses and take away food - everything required for an all-round gourmet experience. ”The opening of this new establishment

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"THIS STORE IS THE CONSOLIDATION OF A DREAM AND THE GREAT EFFORT OF THESE PAST TEN YEARS"

You can find the best produce around is a milestone in the growth of the to make anything from a simple picnic group”, says Gabriel Moncada, head lunch to a lavish banquet. From the of Delicious Gourmet Group. “This inauguration is part moment you walk of a developing in the door you THE DELICIAS GROUP will be welcomed project which OUTLETS ARE A FOODIE’S by the sumptuous began in 2009. It is array of goods; the consolidation PARADISE. YOU CAN FIND of a dream and the Champagne, THE BEST PRODUCE great effort of these Beluga caviar, white truffles, acorn fed past ten years” he AROUND TO MAKE Ibérico, states. ANYTHING FROM A SIMPLE Jamòn Japanese Kobe PICNIC LUNCH TO A The Delicias Group beef, and a vast array of the finest outlets are a LAVISH BANQUET. foodie’s paradise. cheeses and select


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fresh goods. Word of advice, do not go in there hungry! As well as the Elviria branch the Delicias Group consists of their Delicias de la Huerta store in Nueva Andalucia, which boasts an extensive selection of top quality fresh fruits and vegetables and luxury savoury produce. Kobe World Meats, also in Nueva Andalucia (separate location), offer the best cuts of prime meats from around the world. They also stock select wines and a gourmet cheese selection and offer their clients personalised in store service. Delicias Urban Gourmet, in the heart of the old town Marbella, offer a carefully selected range of exclusive gourmet produce and delicatessen. They have also developed the concept of Delicias Gourmet Resorts - gastronomic spaces located in the finest residential and hotel complexes on the Costa del Sol, such as the infamous Urbanisation La Zagaleta. At these exclusive locations you will find a careful selection of unique products a gastronomic window representative of the four establishments adhering to the group. These specialised stores and outlets are a fantastic option when entertaining guests, or for special occasions when you want to splash out and create your own fine-dining experience at home. Their fresh produce is a great

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place to head for your daily groceries as their range and quality is excellent. Stock up your fridge, your wine cellar, your fruit bowl, and the pantry all in one swoop. The Delicias Group stores are also the place to go if you need to find that special gift for a foodie friend or relative; an impressive bottle of red wine, to go with a helping of French cheese and some luxurious crackers? There is no better gift than food! At SOCIETY we recommend Delicias Gourmet Group for all your culinary needs as they are leaders in their field reaching epicurean standards when it comes to the quality, selection and service they offer. They have proven their standing on the Costa Del Sol as outstanding curators of gourmet produce. deliciasgourmetgroup.com

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Ellen Wallace is longtime international news journalist and the author of the popular book Vineglorious! Switzerland's Wondrous World of Wines. She writes regularly about European wines and travel and splits her time between La Costa del Sol and the Swiss Alps. Ellen’s blog: ellenwine.com

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BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE, YOUNG PEOPLE LEADING BUSY URBAN LIVES AND OUR CAPRICIOUS NATURES - SPAIN’S RIOJA REGION IS DIVERSIFYING. I WAS RECENTLY INVITED TO SAMPLE NEW AND OLD RED WINES THAT DEMONSTRATE THIS. THE RESULT WAS CHEERING, A GOOD MIX OF WINES.

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o make sense of what’s happening, you have to think of Rioja during the past 80 or so years, producing wines with such similarity in style and such an impact in the English-speaking world that if you said Spanish wine, people would nod and think oh yes, big and hearty reds from Rioja. The UK is the biggest consumer of Rioja, followed by Germany, then the US. After the “Rioja Summit” in Switzerland we had dinner with Rioja white wines. The ones I had worked well with the food and were pleasing, if not exciting. Expect to see more of them, although they account for only 10% of Spanish grapes produced. Tempranillo Blanco is a recently discovered natural grape mutation, which was approved for winemaking only in 2008, but 700 hectares have already been planted. Old vine Viura grapes are also becoming popular.

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The changes went into effect 1 January 2019 but they won’t all show right away. Start getting familiar now with the new labels, though, as some of them will be on shelves later this year. Here’s what is not changing: those big red traditional wines are still being made, blends of the Tempranillo grape with Garnacha Tinta, Graciano, and sometimes Mazuelo or Maturana Tinta

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grapes, with Gran Reservas aged for years. Tempranillo remains the master, with 80% of grapes grown in the region. American oak was and still is famously used instead of the more subtle French oak. Tempranillo benefits from time to mature, so oak-aging will continue to be important. Here’s what is changing: the new rules give wine producers far more flexibility than in the past. Wineries may now add label information to identify a single high quality vineyard. The growing zone and the village, or pueblo can be mentioned. For wineries concentrating on making fine terroir wines, this is a huge and positive change. The regulations for these Viñedos Singulares are strict, and include minimum ages for the vineyards, quality controls and hand harvesting.

There’s a critical reason they need this flexibility, which is climate change. “Rioja is hurting”, we were told, with higher temperatures affecting not only the grapes but natural cellars where wines mature in oak or begin to age in bottles.


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A GRID TO MAKE SENSE OF THE CHANGES There are name changes, with young wines now called Generico. The four levels of aging as of 2019 are Generico, Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva. Rioja Baja, one of the regions within Rioja, has been renamed Rioja Oriental, meaning eastern. Importantly for the bulk of wine from Rioja, bottling times are changing for the Reservas and Gran Reservas. Reservas: 36 months total with 12 months minimum in oak and at least 6 months in bottles; in the past there was no bottle time requirement. Gran Reservas: 5 years, 24 in oak, 24 in bottles, which reduces the amount of time in bottle.

A WINE EDUCATOR IN MINNESOTA, JASON KALLSEN, OFFERS A HANDY WAY OF VIEWING THIS:

La Guardia, Bodega in Rioja And regarding where it came from, it can be: l Generico (anywhere in Rioja, blended) l Vinos de Zona (wine of a zone, i.e., “Rioja Alta,” “Rioja Alavesa,” or “Rioja Oriental”) l Vinos de Municipio (wine of a municipality, i.e., “Rioja Municipio Logroño” … there are 145 of them!) l Viñedo Singulares (wine of a single vineyard) The 14 wines at the Rioja Summit don’t yet have these new labels, of course, but they gave us some strong clues about what we can expect.

Four levels of Rioja aging, on top of four zone classifications … and two more site-related classifications: Vinos de Zona, and Vinos de Municipio, resulting in a grid of sixteen possibilities.

MODERN VERSUS TRADITIONAL RIOJA DEFINED

In terms of aging, a Rioja can be: Generico, Crianza, Reserva, or Gran Reserva.

We began with a flight of four modern wines, with “modern” described as often more extracted, which means the juice is

left to macerate (think of gently stewing) longer with the skins which give it colour and aromas. These tend to be single grape wines rather than blends, from single vine parcels rather than grapes from several areas, grapes that are more mature, more use of French oak. Traditional Riojas, by contrast, tend to use American oak, no extraction, blends of grapes, very long maturing of the wine. La Rioja Alta is one of the great wineries of Rioja; we tasted two of its classics a 2009 and 2005. As long as they keep making such distinguished wines, there is no chance of the traditional Rioja style disappearing. But these are not everyday, easy wines, and there is plenty of room for newer styles. Whether the lighter, younger wines will hold up well under new rules and the problems caused by climate change remains to be seen. But at least Rioja’s wineries are being given more room to experiment and learn what will work best in this tough new world.

A longer version of this article, with the Rioja Summit wines described, was published online on ellenwine.com.

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JULIA RODER Tel: 678 521 108, julia@juliaroder.com, juliaroder.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 PROPANA GROUP Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banus, Local 18 Propanaestates.com

THE BEST WINE RESTAURANT IN MARBELLA

MP DUNNE Centro Expo 11-12 (Opp. Marbella Club Hotel), Tel. +34 952 866 072, mpdunne.com PRIME PROPERTY MARBELLA Tel. 951 082 367 primepropertymarbella.com

Come for the food S tay for the wine AWARD WINNING WINE LIST OF OVER

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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 L’Olive de La Reserva La Reserva Golf Club, Avda. La Reserva, s/n +34 956 785 252 sotogrande@sotogrande.com sotogrande.com

+34 952 814 446 www.d-wine.es LUNCH & DINNER Centro Comercial Azalea Nueva Andalucía, Marbella dwine_marbella


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

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

NUEVA ANDALUCIA

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

CURRY LEAVES Avda. del Prado, Centro Comercial Aloha Local 1d Nueva Andalucia, +34 951 319 669, Curryleavesmarbella.com

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

MASALA Avda. del Prado, Nueva Andalucía, Masalamarbella.es

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

Spanish

Oriental

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

TOP THAI Centro Plaza, Av Manolete, 1, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 951-31-97-78, topthai.es

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

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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

Indian

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.


Tel: 952 92 95 78 · Reservations@magnacafe.com

Calderón de la Barca s/n, Nueva Andalucía, Marbella

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TUK TUK Location: Urb. Aloha Gardens Tel. 951 279 188

BECKITT’S Location: Calle Camilo José Cela, Nº 4 Tel. 952 868 898, beckittsmarbella.com

palm-shaded al fresco terrace, or from on the oversized beach beds.

GOLDEN MILE

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.

MIJAS COSTA

International 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 VILLA TIBERIO Location: Marbella Mar Tel. 952 771 799 villatiberio.com 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

NUEVA KASKADA Location: Urb. La Montua, Calle Chorreadero, Marbella Tel. 952 864 478, nuevakaskada.com PACO JIMENEZ CULINARY ART Location: Plaza de los Naranjos, 11 (Orange Square, 11) Marbella Centre Tel. 952 77 36 10 / 627 625 952 PAELLA’S Y MÁS Location: Calle Jacinto Benavente 33, Entrance Ricardo Soriano 40, 29601 Marbella, Tel. 952 82 25 11, restaurantepaellasymas.com

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

Japanese

CABIFY Download the app! - cabifyl.com

TAHINI Location: Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe, Tel. 952 902 936

CONFLICT INTERNATIONAL +44 (0)20 7917 2939, conflictinternational.com

EAST OF MARBELLA International

GRASSify Tel. 694 442 331, marbella@grassify.es, grassify.es

ALBERT´S BAR & GRILL CABOPINO Location: Puerto Cabopino, Edf. B, Lc. B5 Tel. 952 836 886 LA DESPENSA DE ALANDA Location: Carretera de Cadiz Km 192, Elviria. Tel. 952 768 150 restaurante@alandaclubmarbella.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

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

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THE BEACH HOUSE Location: frontline beach Elviria Tel. 952 839 458 thebeachhousemarbella.com Idyllic location by the sea with stunning sunsets over one of the 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

MEDIA OVEN whatsup@mediaoven..es 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


VOVEM PASEO MARÍTIMO Avda. Duque de Ahumada nº 9. Marbella Reservas: 952 00 88 22

VOVEM NUEVA ANDALUCÍA C/ Yedras S/N. Marbella Reservas: 952 00 34 34

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