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PUBLISHER’S LETTER

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Whether your 2018 was one to remember or one to forget, 2019 is another opportunity to get it right and this month we’re on hand to help with everything from how CBD oil can help you lose weight, the secrets of apple cider vinegar and all the blockchain advice you need to revolutionize your finances from our newest columnist, Eva George.

PUBLISHER Andy Clark CREATIVE DIRECTOR Constanza Mtz.

Our cover star this month is Colombian TV Queen, Sofia Vergara. If there was ever an example of never giving up, this starlet is it. Having faced loss, health scares and rejection until her big break in Modern Family, Vergara is now TV’s highest paid actress and deserves all her growing success.

ASSISTANT DESIGNER Jackie McAngus

Two other TV actresses have been hitting headlines and our celebrity news this January. Britain’s Fearne Cotton is hanging her Celebrity Juice boots up after a decade and America’s favourite chat show host Ellen is even contemplating making the 20th series of “The Ellen Show” her last. Plus we find out about Vergara’s Modern Family co-star, Sarah Hyland’s health scares and learn of Chrissy Teigan’s biggest fan and just how far he has gone to show his love.

FEATURES EDITOR Christie Holland

If you want to live it up like the A-listers this Winter then get your ski gear ready and head up to the stunning El Lodge in Sierra Nevada. Turn to page XXX to hear more about this Alpine-style boutique retreat that has been recognised by the Small Leading Hotels of the World (SLH). Our exclusive interview this month is with founder of Real Estate Agency with a difference, 3SA’s, Jimmy Widén. Head to page XXX for find out how they help their customers stay a few steps ahead in the world of work, family, leisure and much more. Congratulations are in order for the talented Dr. Kaye and his team at Ocean Clinic for their recent European expansion with two new offices opening in Zurich, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain, plus Reflections’ Jonathan talks us through the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to hair colours, with particularly attention paid to Miss Willoughby’s recent yellow faux pas. As they say, this is the first chapter in a 365 page blank book… write a good one. ‘Til next time… Andy

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Colombian Queen

Sofia Vergara By Christie Holland

It’s seventh time lucky for Modern Family star Sofia Vergara as she tops the annual list of TV’s highest paid actresses compiled by Forbes Magazine yet again. We say lucky, but luck doesn’t really come into it; it’s been hard work, strength and overcoming of struggles for the Colombian star who has fought cancer, suffered family loss and worked hard to support her son as a single mother whilst carving out her impressive career.

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orn on July 10, 1972 to a Roman Catholic family in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara de Vergara, was a housewife and her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, a cattle farmer. Sofia Margarita Vergara Vergara attended a bilingual Spanish and English school in her home town before going on to study dentistry at college. However she was scouted in her final year and abandoned her studies before the last two semesters for a career in modelling. Alongside her modelling Sofia hosted an array on Columbian TV shows until 1998 when her brother was murdered during a botched kidnapping attempt. To escape the unrest in Colombia Sofia’s family moved to Miami, Florida where she hosted Spanish-language game show, ‘A que no te atreves’ (I Dare You) and began landing small roles in American films and TV shows.

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presented in a mockumentary style with the characters frequently talking to the camera. The escapades of the non-traditional family struck a chord with viewers, and the series was an immediate popular and critical hit. The show won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in each of its first five years and Vergara was nominated for an Emmy Award four times for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy (2010–13).  It has so far won a total of 22 Emmy awards from 75 nominations. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television

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In 1990 at the young age of 18, Sofia married her high school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez. The pair had a son, Manolo, when Sofia turned 20 but the couple sadly separated the following year, leaving Sofia to raise her son alone. In 2000 Sofia was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had to undergo surgery to have her thyroid glands removed. She made a full recovery through radioiodine therapy, but still needs to take medicines to prevent hypothyroidism.

The actress continued to pursue an acting career and landed one of the four principals in the romantic comedy Chasing Papi in 2003 but the acting jobs that followed were small roles that primarily capitalized on her looks. Supporting roles in crime drama Four Brothers and comedy Meet The Browns followed before Vergara took to Broadway in the revival of Chicago in 2009. That was the year things began to change as she joined the cast of Modern Family, as the much younger wife of a man with children near her own age. The American television mockumentary family sitcom premiered on US channel, ABC in September 2009. It follows the lives of Jay Pritchett, his second wife Gloria (played by Vergara), her son, Jay’s two adult children and their families who all live in suburban California. The series is

Series – Musical or Comedy in 2011.  Vergara was the breakout star of the show, and

more film offers followed, such as Machete Kills (2013) and Hot Pursuit (2015). Vergara also proved that she was a savvy businesswoman as she capitalized on her pervading celebrity status to grow Latin World Entertainment, a talentmanagement firm that she cofounded in 1994, into one of the mostpowerful Hispanic media marketing companies in the world.

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It wasn’t just Sofia’s professional life that hit the headlines, in 2010 she started dating producer and politician, Nick Loeb. The pair got engaged in July 2012, but the romance was short lived and they parted ways in May 2014. One year later a legal battle over the future of two frozen embryos that were produced by in vitro fertilization while they were together was splashed across the media. Nick fought to use the frozen embryos despite an agreement stipulating that nothing could be done with them without the consent of both parties. Vergara’s lawyer confirmed that she wanted them to remain ‘frozen indefinitely’ and in 2016 Loeb dropped the case. At the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in DC in July 2014 Sofia met ‘True Blood’ star Joe Manganiello, the duo had a whirlwind romance and got engaged just six months later. They married in Palm Beach, Florida on November 21st, 2015, the same year Sofia was awarded with the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Steering through a lot of hardships to achieve success, Sofia proved that hard work and perseverance pays off in the end, pulling in a whopping $42.5 million over the past year — nearly double the next highest-paid actress on Forbes’ list. Vergara’s riches come not only from her salary on the longrunning ABC comedy, but also from a slew of endorsements such as SharkNinja Coffee and Rooms to Go furniture and if the last year is anything to go by, we can’t see this starlet slowing down any time soon.

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Ride to Nowhere UK rockers, Inglorious introduce their third studio album to the world on January 25th. Described as a much darker, more reflective album than their previous releases, the new songs further hone the Inglorious sound of pulsating rhythms, driving guitars and infectious vocal melodies. “This album is different in many ways. The songs came about very quickly. As with all our songs we start with a riff, and this time having a new guitarist, Drew, added a new and heavier feel to a couple of songs. We wrote the basics mostly together all in one room on acoustic guitars and then I went away and crafted the stories I wanted to tell. For me this album is very personal. I am for the first time writing about a lot of my feelings, relationships and losses….” explained Inglorious’ Nathan James.

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It’s a big year for the Backstreet Boys with their tenth studio album, ‘DNA’, released this month followed by the boys biggest arena tour in 18 years. Over a three month period, the band, who first started out 26 years ago, will be performing at venues in Europe and North America. The new tour comes following the end of Backstreet Boys’ residency in Las Vegas. Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life will come to an end on 27th April 2019. If you are a fan, the pop stars will be in Spain for one date only at Madrid’s Wizink Arena on May 13th 2019. Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

MEGHAN TRAINOR

Twenty four year old superstar, Meghan Trainor is back this month with her third studio album. Originally scheduled for an August 2018 release, Trainor pushed the launch back a whopping five months to include her new music on the album. Meghan announced last summer, “This past year has been one of the most exciting of my entire life. I got engaged to the love of my life, Daryl! I got to hang out with Diddy, DJ Khaled and Fergie on The Four, and I released five new songs that I’m absolutely obsessed with,” she said. “I’m in such an amazing place and I can’t stop writing songs… I’ve decided to move my new album TREAT MYSELF until I get everything out of my head and recorded in the studio. I’ve never been more excited for all of you to hear my new music. Thank you for your continued love and support. ”The album is now set to drop on January 25th, 2019.

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Best known for their breakthrough hit, ‘Last Resort’, the suicideprevention anthem released back in 2000, Papa Roach, the California based rock band, release their new album, ‘Who Do You Trust?’ this month. Bassist Tobin Esperance revealed, “Our goal for our 10th album was to push ourselves further into genres that inspire us most. We have reached the place where we always wanted to be, creating new and exciting music.”

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MIKE POSNER

A Real Good Kid ‘A Real Good Kid’ is a deeply personal album by singer and songwriter, Mike Posner, created over a two year period where Mike moved back home to the house he grew up in to help care for his terminally ill father during his final months. Posner’s third studio album follows 2016’s ‘At Night, Alone’ which featured the track-of-the-summer, ‘I took a Pill in Ibiza’ that amassed more than 3 billion worldwide streams and hit the Top Ten in 85 countries!


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Did you know that most CEO’s of Fortune 500 Companies read an average of four to five books a month! Well you have to start somewhere and the new year always feels like a fresh start. So, why not make one of your New Year’s Resolutions to read more! To help you get started here are our selection of fiction to fill your January featuring bestsellers such as ’The Dreamers’ and brilliant authors including A.G. Howard.

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THE NIGHT OLIVIA FELL On that morning, Abi Knight was startled by the phone call no mother ever wants to receive: her teenage daughter, Olivia, had fallen off a bridge. If that wasn’t bad enough, not only does she find out that she is brain dead, she is also pregnant and must remain on life support to keep the baby alive. Then Abi sees the bruises on Olivia’s wrists… She doesn’t believe it was an accident, so decides to take matters into her own hands.

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THE DREAMERS The Dreamers is a wonderfully mesmerising novel about a whole college town in Southern California that slowly falls apart by a strange illness that locks its inhabitants in a perpetual sleep. Classes get cancelled, while stores run out of supplies. The government interferes and as the illness spreads through the town, those infected are displaying unusual levels of brain activity; more than has ever been recorded…

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STAIN By number one New York Times and International bestselling author of gothic fantasy & paranormal tales, A.G. Howard, Stain is a beautiful fairytale, that reminds us of Hans Christian Anderson’s ’The Princess and the Pea’. Princess Lyra, unable to talk or hear, is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, then kidnapped by a wicked witch who saves her life but steals her memories and raises her in an enchanted forest disguised as a boy known only as, Stain.


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A DOG’S WAY HOME Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos When aspiring medical student Lucas Ray finds a stray puppy it’s love at first sight. But when Bella becomes separated from her owner she sets off on an 400-mile journey across the dangerous Colorado wilderness to return to the safety and security of the place she calls home. Along the way, she meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives. This feel good adventure is sure to warm even the coldest hearts and brighten up everyone’s January blues!

GLASS Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, James McAvoy Glass brings together the narratives of Unbreakable and Split by writer and director, M. Night Shyamalan, with Bruce Willis returning as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass, James McAvoy as his ‘Split’ character, Kevin Wendell Crumb alongside Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.

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SERENITY Starring: Diane Lane, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey The brainchild of Oscar nominee Steven Knight, this sexy thriller tells the story of the mysterious past of a fishing boat captain who says goodbye to his quiet life when his ex-wife tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.

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Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston After being paralyzed in a hang-gliding accident, a billionaire aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker striking up an unusual and unlikely friaendship. Based on the 2011 French film, The Intouchables, this warm comedy is sure to be a 2019 hit.


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pparently 10 years of being mocked by Keith Lemon is enough for Fearne Cotton who has announced she will be leaving Celebrity Juice. After a decade as a panellist on the show alongside I’m a Celebrity & This Morning’s Holly Willoughby, Fearne revealed she will leave Celebrity Juice with “incredible memories” and “miss everyone in front of and behind the cameras.” Cotton announced her exit in a statement to The Sun, saying that it had been a joy to be part of a magnificent show. Fearne’s replacement is yet to be revealed but I’m a Celebrity’s latest runner up, Emily Atack and model Kelly Brook (who previously filled in for Fearne when she was on maternity leave) have had their names bouncing around.

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ould it be time for the Queen of daytime TV, Ellen de Generes, to say goodbye to her namesake talk show?! The reigning queen recently revealed she is reluctant to sign a new contract to propel the tv show into its 20th series. “The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk show host. There’s a tiny, tiny bit of difference,” she explained. While The Ellen Show isn’t going anywhere before 2020, Ellen has been consulting with loved ones, including her brother and fellow comic Vance DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi, on the decision whether to continue the TV hit. Her brother has encouraged her to look beyond the world of daytime TV. “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity. There are other things she could tackle,” he explained. What could be next for Ellen and who do you think will be stealing the TV crown?

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ou may know Modern Family star Sarah Hyland as bubbly, ditzy Haley Dunphy, but what you may not know is that the young beauty has suffered a lifetime of health struggles undergoing at least 16 surgeries. In an honest and public profile for SELF magazine, Hyland revealed she has undergone a second kidney transplant after her body began rejecting the kidney her father donated to her in 2012. The failing kidney left Hyland feeling “very depressed” and questioning her own self-worth. Thankfully, her younger brother, Ian Hyland, matched as a donor and agreed to share one of his kidneys with his sister. “When a family member gives you a second chance at life, and it fails, it almost feels like it’s your fault. It’s not. But it does,” she said. “For a long time, I was contemplating suicide, because I didn’t want to fail my little brother like I failed my dad,” she continued. “I had gone through (my whole life) of always being a burden, of always having to be looked after, having to be cared for.” Hyland received a kidney from her sibling in September 2017, just three days after meeting her current boyfriend Wells Adams. Both the actress and her brother remain healthy. With the support from her family and a new love, Hyland is optimistic about what lies ahead. “I’m stable. I’m thriving,” she said. “I’m super happy with life.”

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ow, we’ve all heard of father’s seeing their daughter as the apple of their eye, and fatherdaughter bonds, but Chrissy Teigan’s dad has taken things a little too far. Ron Teigan Sr. decided to show the world his love for his daughter in the form of a giant tattoo of her face to honour her 33rd birthday! “MY DAD GOT A TATTOO OF ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY,” Teigen wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her dad showing off the tattoo with an identical photo of her taped on his arm directly below. That’s true love!

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With ski-in/ski-out privileges and 5* services such as a spa with an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, kids’ club, restaurants and a buzzing aprèsski scene, El Lodge is the ultimate in mountain luxury. Many of the beautiful rooms boast outdoor Jacuzzis and terraces with stunning mountain views. Complimentary WIFI, cable & satellite TV, in-house DVD players, iPads, music systems, Nespresso machines, minibars, humidifiers and Natura Bissé amenities are just a few of the five star facilities offered in the stunning Nordic inspired bedrooms. The on-site restaurant, The Grill, boasts a relaxed, off-piste vibe combined with enticing cuisine. The decadent breakfast buffet serves an abundance of treats, as

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Parent ing Solut ions 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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We are all here striving along in our own little dimensions, going up and down different paths trying to decide who we are and where we want to be in life. This conscious effort to make the most of it drives us and keeps us sane in a world where we often can’t quite make sense of the gift we have been given. And then comes along the ultimate gift of parenting; just when we are developing and getting to grips with who we are, we have to now do our best to make all the right decisions on someone else’s dependent little behalf! For eighteen years. At least. It’s a big one. managed to deliver three healthy children one after the other (in less than three years I might add), and much of their infancy and toddler moments is now a blur as I was literally up to

my neck in new levels of intensity, but made the most of it, or rather made most of it up as I went along. I now have three wonderful humans to share my life with and I love them dearly. I love having kids. It is brilliant. But it is also seriously, seriously challenging to every stretch of the human capability; morally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and trying ultimately not to lose your banana-y. The bittersweet balance between unconditional love and relinquishing your independence is upon you for all eternity.

SO HOW ON EARTH DO YOU MANAGE THAT AND CONTINUE TO BE THE BEAUTIFUL CALM INDEPENDENT YOU ON A DAILY BASIS? It is new year, it is January, here is a compilation of my favourite go-to parenting tools when the proverbial is starting to hit the fan, when nerves are raw, when all you want to do is hide in the cupboard under the stairs, but you can’t because you live in a penthouse in Marbella and there are no stairs… Happy New Year to all parents, friends of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, people who can’t abide kids but find themselves confronted by some; take this list out of the magazine and place it carefully on your person at all times, just in case.

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assigned a ‘safe word’ or code word: like if you’re into some risqué bedroom activity and the restrictions are getting a little too tight, or you are on the phone to your security system headquarters and they need to know you are ok. If you are not ok, you put your safe word into practice to initiate a rescue or release from said situation. Similarly(!), when parenting and you feel your blood start to boil, your temper is reaching equator type temperatures and pressure is building like a Pringle tub on an airplane. STOP (don’t pop), get your safe word out (please use a different one to any others you may have!). Shout it if you have to, but basically you need to find something that will replace your frustration and anger with a different mental image and feeling. Take my word, for example; Frangipani, an utterly ridiculous word if you ever heard one, but the smell of the flower is divine. Saying it to myself repeatedly (or occasionally mad-woman-in-the-streetstyle out loud) cuts the umbilical cord of parenting madness by interjecting a totally random thought which inspires, for me, a little humour, followed by memories of walking the streets in Sydney on a balmy afternoon and smelling that heady floral aroma. Basically it is a good old fashioned distraction technique, a change the chip mechanism to make you take a step back and prevent personal implosion or a rather embarrassing public overreaction to a child’s behaviour - you just look like you are a bit mad quite frankly, you can’t handle it and are struggling, (even to other parents who totally get it) while the child, well they are just being a child and come across totally normal. Find your safe word, keep it safe, and make sure it takes you to a happy place!

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Now the safe word only gets you out of dodge momentarily, it is a distraction at best, and you still have the actual situation to deal with. However now you are hopefully somewhat calmer, at least diverted a little from your imminent explosion. So let’s move on to dealing with it. The best possible way to deal with a situation with a child, is to tap into their psyche. I don’t mean start acting as they do and have a small fit whilst screaming and flailing all limbs around simultaneously. I mean think how they are thinking; what is going through their tiny minds at this moment causing them to react this way? Step into their little shoes and realise their feelings and the cause of the fray. This may cause you, as

it does me, to glaze over for a while and imagine yourself reacting to an older sibling having yet again poked you in the eye for fun. The main thing is not to react on your own terms and try to realise and rationalise theirs. Find a way to appease them without just plying them with something they want to keep them quiet, that is just appeasing yourself and delivering gratification for ill behaviour; not going to work for anyone in the long run and hasn’t dealt with the situation. It is difficult to do but find a story (make one up) which contains a moral which relates to, and will rationally explain the situation and that it is going to be ok. Listen to both sides of the argument and be an ambassador of calm, rational, story telling - a modern day Aesop, delivering good messages to all children. At worst it placates the child and distracts them with a story. At best it gets across a positive message, shows them that there’s no need to scream and shout or fight, that there are other ways to deal with tricky situations.

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I have found that at some moments neither of the above can resolve a situation and you’re left exhausted having tried everything to comfort and soothe a distressed, unhappy child. One technique that old yogis would be proud of is to sit and just breathe. Take the child aside, away from anything that relates to the cause of the drama and find a quiet space, where not possible; close your eyes. Both of you need to sit and simply breathe. Close your eyes and slowly talk them through the process, maybe create a serene, dream environment to encourage tranquility and then begin a slow pattern of long breaths in and out. Once this has become an established practice they can use it as a tool individually. To just tell them to “use your breathing” is an amazing way for them to take control of and their feelings, temper, emotions and reactions; also acting as a reset button. Sometimes using adult methods of calming and relaxing can be really effective for children.

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Use your words

I first heard this from my Brother-in-law and it caught my attention. One of his kids was worked up and the vocals were getting rather exaggerated in

the volume and pitch department, to the point where words were barely comprehendible. The result was that this escalated and actions started to speak even louder than words; aggression came out in physical form towards the younger sibling. The father stopped the situation with an abrupt word, you could see he commanded respect and authority was present, and asked the elder sibling to “use your words”. The words came out as screechy jumble at which his dad again asked him calmly to “use your words”. Eventually he slowed down enough to relay the situation and what was making him so irate. The father’s point being that no matter what someone does you may not use anything but words to solve it. And no one can understand your words if you’re losing it, so you’ve got to take a moment and let it out in a rational manner.

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OWN IT

When dealing with a sticky situation where a child has done something they shouldn’t have and their wriggling back, forth sideways and anywhere else possible to avoid accepting what they have done; these two little words come in so handy. Own it. Tell the child to do this, use those words. In doing so you’re showing that you know what they did, we all do, especially the child themselves but you’re empowering them by allowing them to take control, to take ownership of the moment, to rise above and take it like a (small) man / woman. It becomes their bad, but they almost feel relieved and in a weird way proud to accept their fate. Often it results in them recognising their traits and coming to terms with their reactions and many times result in children finding it a lot easier to laugh at themselves. Punishment in turn is lessened due to the mature way they have managed the situation. It is so important for them to understand that it is human to make mistakes, they are a regular, normal occurrence and one which we just need to deal with on the spot to eradicate - don’t be embarrassed by it and let it fester and grow unnecessarily.

So there you have my two cents worth of new year (or any time really) solutions for parenting under duress…I hope you find these tools as useful as I have over the years; they have served me well over the past eleven! If that doesn’t work, do your best and always try to smile and laugh whenever possible.

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n a recent trip back to see my dad, a typically tense and emotionally draining day was given respite by the mostly adorable antics of my nearly-3 year old boy. Keeping him up as long as I could before the wheels came off, I read him his nighttime stories and put him down in a makeshift bed. Secretly thanking him for making the visit bearable, I resisted the urge to just crash out myself and sloped back downstairs to find my old man pouring us each a Jack Daniels. We quickly fell into a familiar dynamic borne of nearly two decades of similarly tense and emotionally draining visits. Him moaning about everything under the sun (or lack of it – don't get him started on the fucking weather....), me glassy-eyed, barely needing to nod ascent let alone chime in, knowing fundamentally he'd never change but wondering couldn't he at least buy some better whiskey?? Don't get me wrong, there's definitely shit in the world that needs moaning about (welcome to my monthly column) but I don't think I've ever gone so far as to describe the RSPB as “a bunch of wankers”. They join an extremely long list of wankers in his book.... he's actually got a book too. It's called People, Organisations, Private and Public Companies, Places, Energy Suppliers, Technologies, Animals, Atmospheric Conditions and Everyone and Everything Else I Think Are Wankers.... Let's just say I don't think he sings in the shower and we've never really seen eye to eye.

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A few years back, he sat opposite me and told me the doctor had said he was on the cusp of diabetes and should no longer indulge in his daily bowl of ice-cream. Hand on heart he said despondently "It's my only pleasure left in life"..... to his SON?!? He has another son too; an extremely successful, generous, thoughtful legend of a man... Not covered in hundreds and thousands though is he! Me and my brother are definitely more glass-is-half-full guys, where dad's is eternally half-empty, although since there's only JD to drink in his house, he might actually be winning there.

HYPOCRISY IS SOMETHING I'VE BECOME KEENLY AWARE OF RECENTLY SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE I HAVE A NEARLY-3 YEAR OLD. Anyway, at the risk of using my entire word count to catharti-cuss my father, I'll get to the point. Right after he called people who donate bone marrow to sick orphans wankers he moved onto tailgaters and I nearly spat my drink

out. If ever there was a serial tailgater it was him. Long before The Fast and the Furious made aggressive driving cool, my Mondeo-clad dad fancied himself The Quick and Curmudgeonly. Teenagers will always find a way to be embarrassed by their parents but fuck me did he make it easy as he terrorized the rear bumpers of startled pensioners, school-run mums and everyday commuters alike. I still remember a bloke getting out his van and thumping the driver-side window, while my dad mimed the whole “oooooh, I'm scared” sarcastic shivers. “Not getting out the car though are you dad?” I thought. Now here he was in another tirade, inadvertently calling himself a wanker and I honestly don't think he recognised the hypocrisy. He might as well have been wearing an RSPB tabard. Hypocrisy is something I've become keenly aware of recently specifically because I have a nearly-3 year old. When you spend large portions of the day reminding them to say please and thank you, not to stuff food into their mouths like they've just crawled out of a dessert, not to lob their toys or bite or scream in people's faces, you better be damn sure you're practising what you preach cos they are some observant, calculating little fuckers and they're just itching to copy your bad behaviour.


Newt Gingrich was cheating on his wife while impeaching Bill Clinton on charges of infidelity

We've probably all advocated honesty and integrity then smiled upon realising we've been undercharged on a round

The truth is we're all guilty from time to time of a little ethical duplicity, but that's just social survival in a demanding world...

The whole wonderful process of parenting makes you reflect on those behaviours we often justify in ourselves but prefer not to see in others. And it's not just my dad doing it. A scientific study conducted a decade ago presented a large group of people with two tasks, one “tedious and time-consuming”, the other “easy and brief”. Candidates could choose to assign each task to either themselves or the next person, or allow a computer to randomly assign for them. Eighty-five percent of people chose to take the reigns, gave themselves the easy task and deemed it “fair”, yet almost exactly the same percentage thought it unjust when watching others do the same... Dickheads. Interestingly though, the researches threw a curveball, repeating the experiment whilst requiring the subjects simultaneously memorize a long series of numbers. By effectively hampering cognition, and placing candidates in a distracted, more instinctive state, researches provoked far more impartial results, whereby participants judged their transgressions in line with others. The implication is we are intuitively moral beings, but given time and incentive, we'll generally perform the necessary mental gymnastics to let ourselves off the hook for poor form, provided we don't stray too far from our predetermined moral code. When we do, rather than risk destroying our own perception of ourselves, we tend to create a little ethical wiggle room, totting up all our good behaviour against the bad or convincing ourselves it was minor or justifiable.... When we know we've really fucked up, we blame alcohol. Or, in the case of Newt Gingrich (not a Harry Potter character, but an extremely powerful US politician), who was cheating on his wife while impeaching Bill Clinton on charges of infidelity, we blame patriotism. Citing his serial adultery as a result of all the hard work he was doing for love of country, Gingrich's later campaign-trail assertions that he had since matured (he was 55 at the time of that particular affair so hardly youthful abandon) and found God's forgiveness (Don't drag Him into it!) worried those watching his presidential bid. If hard work for his country had led him to manipulate, lie and shag people other than his wife, was the top job really a good idea? John Lennon, a bloke who liked to lay about in bed banging on about

peace and love had a long history of dishing out domestic and emotional abuse. Ultimately he became a victim of violence himself in a country where large swathes of evangelical “Christians” regularly undermine Jesus' less bedbound message of love and compassion by waving around guns and placards saying things like “Faggots Burn in Hell”. Of course that's America though, so everything including the hypocrisy needs to be armed to the teeth and dialled up to 11. The biggest hypocrite stateside (or at least the one with the most followers) isn't chucking stones in a glass house so much as throwing tantrums in a White one, but his moral failings might be one of the few indicators he's actual human (his hair certainly isn't) The truth is we're all guilty from time to time of a little ethical duplicity, but that's just social survival in a demanding world, so it's important we keep perspective and direct our indignation where it's really deserved. In a time of such political

and social division, it's imperative we seek mutual understanding through accountability of our own failings before we seek to persecute others for theirs. Before reacting, we should try to genuinely assess whether moral transgressions are relatable, understandable and forgivable. We've probably all advocated honesty and integrity then smiled upon realising we've been undercharged on a round so does that make Bono a cunt for spending decades preaching about the plight of poor people while simultaneously avoiding paying MILLIONS in taxes which could have gone towards the provisions of education, welfare and health services??... For that, and a hundred other reasons, yes, yes it does.

Ian Greenland is a writer and photographer whose dad likes U2. www.greenlandphotography.com

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Only Ocean Clinic would celebrate 10 years of success with not one, but two, new locations. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Kai Kaye, Ocean Clinic Marbella is at the forefront of its industry offering a complete range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments and dentistry.

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he new branches have launched in Spain’s capital city, Madrid and Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich. Boardcertified plastic surgeon and associate professor at The University of Zurich, Dr. Richard Fakin will oversee the two new clinics. He specializes in aesthetic surgery and gender reassignment surgery. “Dr. Fakin is a personal friend and skilled colleague who already worked at the Marbella location for four months in 2018. We worked together on the Marbella Plastic Surgery Summer School last year, where Dr. Fakin had several teaching lectures, and also did a surgical charity camp in Africa in 2017. The idea of partnering was based on the growing requests of patients who asked if Ocean Clinic could offer services outside of Marbella. I was looking for an experienced partner and Dr. Fakin was very interested as he wanted to open a clinic in Spain, so after looking at different locations we finally decided on Madrid,” explained Dr. Kai Kaye.

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The new branches have launched in Spain’s capital city, Madrid and Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich.

“Furthermore, there exists the possibility for our patients to be followed up in other locations. They can choose their venue for their check ups, which is interesting for our patients who are not based in Marbella,” adds Dr. Kaye. And this is only the beginning for Ocean Clinic with further plans to grow in 2019 with another major European capital. “We see the Ocean Clinic Group as a future multinational brand of exclusive health and beauty clinics,” finished Dr. Kaye. If that’s not enough, Ocean Clinic Group are also making plans to undertake a new charity campaign and arranging the 2019 edition of the Marbella Plastic Surgery Summer School. MIPSS has developed into an renown international event where Plastic Surgeons from all over the world share their honest experiences, discuss pearls and pitfalls of new techniques and contribute selected presentations within their field of expertise.

"There exists the possibility for our patients to be followed up in other locations. They can choose their venue for their check ups, which is interesting for our patients who are not based in Marbella,”

Dr. Kaye specializes in multimodal facial rejuvenation, autologous fat grafting in composite breast augmentation and total core 360 degree lip abdominoplasty (tummy tuck.) He also developed the PAVEFacelift, a Peeling-Assisted Volume Enhancing Facelift Technique. The partnership with Dr. Fakin not only increases Ocean Clinic’s locations, but also its surgical repertoire due to his expert knowledge in gender reassignment surgery.

Congratulations to Ocean Clinic and we look forward to seeing your continued success in the coming years! www.oceanclinic.net

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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.

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hile I understand that new beginnings are much needed and I welcome them in my life, the “New Year, New You” campaign doesn’t sit very well with me. The emotional stages of a point in time ending and newness on the horizon can run the gamut of exciting to depressing. For me, it’s about embracing the reality that I’m still going to be me this New Year and learning to love myself more. I want to make room for new opportunities, intimate relationships, and all the good things that come along, but I prefer realistic resolutions over a new me. I want to embrace myself, flaws and all, and take baby step resolutions, because that’s where lasting change comes from. This isn’t a definitive guide for the New Year, it’s my wellness bible for 2019. Aim for checking off the list each day, if you muck it up, try again another day. You won’t be perfect, life will get busy and this is where the realistic part comes in. These are realistic resolutions – I’m not asking too much of you and you shouldn’t either. Can you commit to giving each of these four resolutions a good shot?

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INCORPORATE SUPERFOODS DAILY Can I make it any easier for you? Each day all you have to do is incorporate a superfood (and there is a pretty loose definition to the word, so you’re in luck):

noun: superfood a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

Superfoods are rich in nutrients that are beneficial and necessary to your physical and mental wellbeing. I can go on forever with this list, but I’ve named a few of my top ones to get you started. Fresh raw green leafy vegetables contain high doses of chlorophyll, easily digestible proteins, enzymes and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. These particular vegetables act as mini-transfusions for the blood, a health tonic for the brain and immune system and a cleanser of the kidneys. Try any of the following: rocket, spinach, dandelion greens, kale, watercress, parsley, lettuce, endive, chicory, broccoli sprouts and mustard sprouts. Barley Juice Extract Powder has 11x more calcium than cows milk, 5x more iron than spinach and 7x more Vitamin C and bioflavonoids than orange juice and significant amounts of Vitamin B12.

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Spirulina is one of the highest known protein sources on Earth and contains 70% complete protein, towering over steak which consists of only 25% protein once cooked. Goji Berries have 500x more vitamin C per ounce than oranges and actually more than any other fruit and are high in antioxidants. Raw cacao beans contain possibly the world’s most concentrated source of antioxidants found in any food. They also extremely high in magnesium which has been found to be the most common deficient major mineral even following a balanced diet. Young coconuts are one of the highest sources of electrolytes in nature. Electrolytes are ionized salts in our cells, that transport energy throughout the body. Coconut oil’s saturated fat is of the medium-chain fatty acid variety, which are digested more easily and utilized differently by the body than other saturated fats (such as butter, meat and eggs). Seaweeds are one of nature’s true wonder foods! They are one of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet and also the most abundant source of minerals in the plant kingdom as they have access to all the nutrients in the ocean.


Get moving How much of your day is spent sitting on your tush? I know you’re working hard, your mind is going, but your body needs the same workout your brain is getting all day. Don’t deprive it of a little action. Here are my favorite ways to get going, take your cue from these and make it work for you • Take a Burn 60 class. These 45-60 minute workouts will have you moving all over the place and the trainers adjust your workout to your personal fitness level. Classes with pumping music and motivating females really get me going and make the “get moving” part of your resolution easy to commit to. • Dance Fit Studio. Shouldn’t even be allowed to be called a workout, because it’s so high energy and fun. Here, we call it our “Happy Hour” and trust me, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to leave your dance workout in a funk. Post dance workout, I’m more motivated to order the kale salad over the burger every single time. Wherever you are, find a dance studio and try one of there classes to mix up your exercise • Take a hike. There really are no words for what a walk in the wilderness does for me. A walk up Fryman Canyon (a little less scenery than Runyon) and my stress melts away, I feel grounded, and actually take a minute to absorb the beauty around me – something not so easy to do when running around in our day-to-day. • Don’t have time for any of the above….take a walk around your neighborhood, walk your dog, walk on your lunch break, walk while you’re waiting on your kid to wrap up practice, get up every hour at the office and do squats at your desk….just do something to move your body every single day.

TAKE YOUR “TIME-OUTS...” ...to Reflect, Meditate, Find Stillness This one should be number one. If I didn’t already get this far into it, I would move this around and put it right under eating your superfoods. I have found that 99% of my clients simply don’t take their timeouts. Funny, that I have to put successful, middle-age men and women in time out, but I do! You HAVE to take daily time outs. The world takes a lot out of you.

My favorite ways to take a time out: • Use my Calm.com app for a 5 or 10 minute meditation in the middle of a hectic day • Take a yoga class. Yoga is a mindful practice that helps me focus on my breathing and be in the moment. • Do a guided breathwork exercise, like this http://marc.ucla.edu/mindful-meditations • Take a 20 minute nap, admittedly, not the easiest thing to do during the workday, but when I can find time to put my feet up mid-afternoon and close my eyes for 20-30 minutes, I feel amazing. • Journaling and gratitude exercises, starting and ending your day with a gratitude exercise does wonders for mindfulness. Each day, I wake up and write out 5-10 things in my life I’m grateful for. Each night, I write out the things throughout the day that were high points or low points. This practice keeps me centered and mindful of my blessings, while allowing me to let go of the unnecessary and negatives.

Taking a time out: • Can speed up the recovery of disease and plays a large role in prevention of cancer and disease • Works to balance your feel good hormones (serotonin and dopamine) and helps prevent depression • Decreases risk of heart attack and stroke • Boosts memory and brain function • Lowers cortisol, which in turn lowers your cravings for sugar and simple carbs • Reduces flare ups of adult acne and other skin conditions • Promotes a healthy libido • Clears the mind, encourages positivity, and improves decision making skills

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Take action OFTEN WE ARE CAUGHT IN A MENTAL TRAP OF SEEING ENORMOUSLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AND THINKING THEY ARE WHERE THEY ARE BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOME SPECIAL GIFT. YET A CLOSER LOOK SHOWS THAT THE GREATEST GIFT THAT EXTRAORDINARILY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE HAVE OVER THE AVERAGE PERSON IS THEIR ABILITY TO GET THEMSELVES TO TAKE ACTION. - Tony Robbins We cannot grow unless we act. What are you doing to take action in your life? • Sign up for a yoga studio or meditation class • Buy a journal and start journaling • Commit to my gratitude challenge • Sign up for a weekend wellness retreat • Volunteer in a community program that promotes health and mental well-being • Familiarize yourself with your local farmer’s market and purveyors • Take a plant-based cooking course or commit to Meatless Monday or Weekday Vegetarian

These sound easy, but it takes courage and commitment to act and add newness into your routine. This is when self-growth develops and self-love increases ten fold. Trust me, you’ll feel a lot better and be a lot more interesting to have a conversation with at a dinner party when you’ve tried cryotherapy, cupping, yoga, meditation, journaling, sweat lodging, and energy healing! I mean, can you imagine how these experiences will add to your life? There is a magical dynamic quality about action, have the courage to act on your ideas, for in so doing you will be well on your way to thriving in life.

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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 January 2019 with a fresh mind set to help improve our overall health and wellbeing! The Leaf Elite theleafextracts@gmail.com theleafelite.com

This month I will be talking about how CBD can help promote weight loss, the differences between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum, and to identify which one would suit you. We will also address the worrying problems that are currently facing the industry such as fake CBD and the infinite overhaul which will take place not only in Spain but the whole of Europe and the UK. Then concluding with the TLE journey so far and what’s been happening behind the scenes.

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HEALTHY BREAKFAST CHOICE GREEK YOGHURT WITH HEMP SEEDS AND GOJI BERRIES

Ingredients:

AS AN APPETITE SUPPRESSANT (Yes its true … it can help you lose weight)

CBD Could Boost Your Metabolism

So lets explain … Cannabinoids such as CBD work on the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which has been said to be one of the most crucial physiological systems in the human body. The ECS organizes and mediates multiple important functions, including mood, sleep, and appetite. The two best-known cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2, and it is now believed that the ECS is vital in preserving homeostasis, a generalized term used to describe keeping the body in balance.

There are two types of fat in our bodies: white adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue. While babies have brown fat, it usually disappears as they get older, our bodies are almost entirely comprised of white fat. (This is a shame, because brown fat helps you burn calories)!

A 2012 study published in Psychopharmacology tested the impact of three cannabinoids – CBD, CBN, and CBG – on the appetite of rats. The researchers found that only CBN increased the appetite of the rats, while CBG and CBD both decreased it.

Some simple ideas to get hemp into your breakfast…

Start the day with this amazingly easy breakfast served with hemp seeds. This recipe takes literally a couple of minutes to make and will fill you up until lunch time.

CBD

CBD is capable of stimulating the appetite in people in need of nutrition (such as cancer patients on chemotherapy), while at the same time suppressing the appetite of those who need to lose weight. Why is this you may ask? Its because the active compound helps keep the body in balance.

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A study published in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry back in 2016, showed that CBD played a major role in the ‘fat browning’ process. Brown fat is a specialized deposit of fat that can produce heat and increase energy expenditure. The study involved researching the effects of CBD on immature fat cells known as preadipocytes. Overall, they concluded that cannabidiol helps with: The stimulation of proteins and fat genes that encourage the oxidation and breakdown of fat. Increasing the activity level and number of mitochondria in the body’s cells, which helps burn more calories. Reducing the expression of proteins involved in the generation of fat cells (a process known as lipogenesis).

200g of Full Fat Organic Greek Yoghurt (or vegan alter native) 2 tbsp of Organic hemp seeds ½ tsp of hemp protein powder 8 blueberries 8 raspberries 4 strawberries 2 tbsp of goji berries 8 cracked almonds drizzle of organic honey Preparation: Pour the yoghurt into 2 bowls. Divide the fruit evenly then break the almonds over the yoghurt, sprinkle over the hemp seeds, protein powder and goji berries and drizzle with a little honey. Enjoy! Number of Servings: 2

Other studies in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Canada and the UK have replicated these findings, leading some researchers to conclude that there is "a correlation between cannabis use and reduction in the BMI," said Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, a Washington-based physician and cannabis researcher. " So by introducing CBD and hemp derived food products into your daily routine you can assist with weight loss and certainly promote a healthier lifestyle. However, consuming CBD alone is not going to make a huge impact unless combined with other beneficial choices such as exercise and diet.


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What's the Difference between CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum CBD?

Understanding the Benefits of the Many Cannabinoids

When CBD is referred to as full spectrum or whole plant CBD, it means that the CBD contains all other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant including CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to name a few of the 118. And yes, along with these cannabinoids, Full Spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but in very low concentrations (up to 0.2%), which is completely legal and does not have the psychoactive stimulation! CBD Isolate, on the other hand, is simply purified CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids. So why is this important, and why would someone choose one over the other?

As shown in the chart above, each cannabinoid offers different benefits for a wide variety of ailments. Notably, CBD offers most of the benefits of each cannabinoid combined. While there is no debate that CBD offers the most benefits compared to any single cannabinoid, many wonder if CBD alone is more effective for treating ailments than all the cannabinoids combined.

So Which is More Effective? It was previously believed that CBD in its isolated form was more potent and concentrated than full spectrum CBD; however, in 2015, the theory was questioned by a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem. In the study, researchers administered full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate to two different groups of mice. When comparing the data of the two groups, the results proved that the group administered with full spectrum CBD were provided with higher levels of relief. Furthermore, the

study demonstrated that full spectrum CBD continued to provide relief as the dose increased, while CBD Isolate did not provide the same effect when there was an increase in dosage. While full spectrum CBD has ultimately proven to be more effective than CBD Isolate and can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of ailments, it does not discredit the effectiveness of CBD Isolate. For example, you may not necessarily need all of the components of Full Spectrum CBD, or you may not

legally be allowed to use even the trace amounts of THC due to work related issues. As researchers continue to study the cannabis plant, we will learn more and more about these amazing cannabinoids and what they can do for us. Please feel free to contact us at TLE to provide us with any information you discover whilst taking any hemp based products as any research is vital for the growth and development of the industry.

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TLE THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…

MODELING SHOOT IN BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

LEGISLATION ISSUES Currently in Spain there is a fundamental problem with the standards regarding cannabis processing. This is due to the fact that the laboratories have not been given AEMPS approval and unlike the UK, Denmark and Holland, France and Spain do not classify the cannabis plant as a food supplement and therefore it cannot be sold as one.

We were lucky enough to have been given permission to use one of my closest friend’s villa for a modelling shoot with Cammie Andrews. The shoot was a huge success and we have got some amazing shots to use in our up and coming advertising campaign. Please feel free to watch videos of the shoot that are available on our Instagram page @theleaftlc

It has lead to an underlying problem for CBD and hemp producers in Spain which currently cannot be resolved. TLE therefore are having to bottle its hemp products in another location in Europe to abide with this current legislation. We need to put regulations in place to help hemp producers and their businesses so they can contribute to the sustainability of the environment and the economy. Due to theses grey areas unfortunately some brands have slipped under the radar … out of 14 CBD brands being sold on the market 12 did not even contain CBD. This has caused an uproar in the cannabis industry as people like ourselves are putting our names and brands on the line to promote cannabis as a trustworthy industry and cannot have selfish greedy companies out to make money tarnishing something we truly believe in.

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VISITING LONDON Being born and raised in London it is never far from my heart so when I met up with Nathaniel from the British Hemp Association I knew something very special was about to happen. They are currently working very hard using viable and organic farming methods and lobbying to improve legalisation. We are also super excited to be collaborating with the team to help expand our product range and create some fantastic healthy hemp food products. So watch this space!!

Ensuring quality control from seed to bottle

Testimonial LOUISE CARPENTER, 37 from London Photo by Chris Navas from Danza Invisible

TLE … LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL Whilst visiting London to expand my ever growing network of business relationships, I met the most amazing network of working women that are behind me in the promotion of hemp for health. We will be revealing all next month in the February edition so watch this space.

I’ve been using elite TLE 5% tincture for the past 3 months and it’s been a fantastic sleep aid. I used to get up continuously throughout the night and now I sleep soundly for 8 hours.

So that’s it for this month, we wish you all a happy healthy January please feel free to contact us at TLE ….

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t may have been 11 years since his arrival on the coast but it didn’t take Dr. Aslani long to make his mark in Marbella obtaining the highly coveted post of Head of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at Quirón Hospitals in both Malaga and Marbella. This in itself is a significant achievement as he was the first non-Spanish Plastic Surgeon to be hired for the post. In addition, during this time he has successfully built his

clinic, Cirumed, into one of the world’s most recognizable names in its field. With the goal of offering cutting edge surgical and non-surgical treatments to a beauty savvy clientele, Dr. Aslani and his wife, Jeannine have worked hard to consolidate Cirumed’s reputation for specialist surgery. In every success story there is a shining star and in this clinic’s case it has to be body contouring – a procedure (or set of procedures) undertaken in one day, sometimes involving liposuction, fat transfer, breast augmentation and a Brazilian Butt Lift all in one. Dr. Aslani is well known in UK celebrity circles for these procedures, and has recently worked his magic on reality star, Chloe Sims. His patients now come from far and wide, including countries such as Scandinavia and the USA. Jeannine has also made a name for herself with CoolSculpting: a nonsurgical ‘fat freezing’ method that produces similar results to liposuction and can be used on practically any area of the body in which stubborn fat is present (including the belly, back, thighs, and even the double chin). CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved method for fat freezing; there are only a handful of machines in the South of Spain and interestingly, four of them are at Cirumed. “We were the first clinic to have two of our own machines, but CoolSculpting has been such a success that we have had to purchase another Cryolipolyses machine,” states Dr. Aslani. Jeannine is also in charge of all non-surgical procedures, including Fraxel and Fractora laser, Botox, fillers, and a bevy of additional treatments. With Cirumed’s growing success the husband and wife duo opened their

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own operating unit in 2016. Dr. Aslani notes: “Our patient volume from overseas reached 80 per cent of our surgeries so we decided the next step was to build our own surgical center.” Measuring 1,300m2, the unit boasts two


operating rooms, six suites, and two cutting edge Laminar Flow Systems (which keeps contamination down during surgery). The operating theatres have special equipment which allow Dr. Aslani to perform his body contouring work with ease. Dr. Aslani notes that “around 80 per cent of our patients come from abroad so we built our own surgical unit to cater fully to their needs.” Currently, the Clinic is working on expanding even further. Another popular offering at Cirumed is the ‘complete circuit’, which meets all the needs of patients travelling to Marbella for the body contouring experience. Jeannine has perfected the circuit for these patients, taking care of all their needs from large to small.” Performing such regular surgeries, Dr Aslani has built a strong reputation in the cosmetic medical world which has led to multiple requests to speak at conferences around the globe, including Russia and the USA, where he has performed operations before groups of surgeons. “The great thing about travel is that you meet a lot

of doctors who know you perform specific procedures frequently and they are keen on learning your techniques,” explained Dr. Aslani. His reputation has earned him various accolades; in 2016, he was deemed Best Aesthetic Surgeon by Medical and Corporate Livewire – a prestigious award he attributes to the “word of mouth reviews from our patients.” In addition to travelling, Dr. Aslani hosts his own conferences at Cirumed yearly. “We invite eminent plastic surgeons from all the over the world to perform live surgeries for other doctors and we also hold talks and presentations.”

When asked the secret to his success, Dr. Aslani, answered in one word – JEANNINE.

“CIRUMED WOULD NEVER BE WHAT IT IS WITHOUT HER. SHE HOLDS THE CLINIC TOGETHER, SINCE I AM IN SURGERY ALL DAY. SHE IS IN CHARGE OF EVERYTHING FROM SEEING HER OWN PATIENTS TO HIRING STAFF AND ENSURING PATIENTS ARE HAPPY. SHE IS LIKE THE MOTHER OF THE COMPANY, AND HAS GROWN INTO A VERY BIG COMPANY INDEED. WE STARTED OUT WITH A TEAM OF THREE AND NOW WE ARE 42. OUR TEAM MAY BE LARGER BUT WE STILL VERY MUCH HAVE A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE AT WORK,” he explained.

Many of the team have been with the Clinic since day one, and each and every staff member is totally devoted to the health and wellbeing of their patients. Dr. Aslani and Jeannine have created something truly special; a place their clients can feel comfortable, well cared for and that feels like home.

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echnically speaking I have just nicked that name. Anyone who worked in the 80’s in the fashion industry will know what I am talking about. Colour Me Beautiful was a company that everybody's mum, sister, auntie or cousin worked for at some point. New recruits would be sent off on a three day training course and once completed they would return home a ‘colour analyst.’ Within days all the neighbours, friends, basically any acquaintance would be MADE to have a colour assessment to personally prescribe the said clients colouring type. Your Colour Me Beautiful consultant would spend hours upon hours holding up swatches of colour against your face to pinpoint your very best hues and determine which season you were, Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. At the end of the session you would be

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given your own selection of swatches to take with you on any future shopping trips for clothes, makeup and even hair colour. The companies motto was ‘We can literally transform lives.’ I think that may be going a little far but believe it or not it did actually work and is still relevant to this very day. We all know the colours that suit us - bring out the colour of our eyes, or brighten our skin. BUT, sometimes we just THINK we do! You can easily get stuck in a rut with your colours, especially when it comes to your hair. As a hairdresser, I pick up clues from your head or you face which help me gauge what hues would look best on you. A client may come in and tell me they hate their plain mousy brown, yet to me it is anything but. I can see threads of different hues running

through it, such as copper. This helps point me in the direction we could go with colour if we wanted to. How many times have you had your colour done and found you’ve had to plaster on the makeup to stop you looking like an extra from the walking dead? This is when a mistake has been made in the consultation with your hair stylist or you need to get a new hairdresser, as they should have steered you away from any colours which drain you. If something drags you down, then the colour is wearing you. It should be the other way around. A classic example is the yellow blonde, which no amount of toners or silver shampoos are going to shift. The only way to tone down those brassy hues is to go darker, and you know what? I promise you will be pleasantly surprised


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at just how much more alive you look by going darker. To all you wannabe Kim Kardashians, there is a reason why we can’t get your black base up to that in vogue platinum blonde. It’s because it won’t suit you. When changing your hair colour, please bear in mind that it has to suit your skin tone or it will drain you and make you look like a crack whore. Now on the subject of silver, on the right skin tones it can look fabulous. However, on the wrong ones, it will simply wash you out and make you look quite sad. Just because it’s all over Instagram, it doesn't mean it’s going to suit you. This mantra will get you a lot further in life, ‘looks fab on her, looks a cow on me.’

If you get it right you can apply the power of colour to clothes as well as hair. You with me? If someone has a warm skin tone like me, they shouldn’t wear black, (yes the Reflections uniform does me no favours at TO ALL YOU all.) My test WANNABE KIM is, can you KARDASHIANS, wear black or should THERE IS A you wear REASON WHY chocolate WE CAN’T GET brown? If I think brown on YOUR BLACK a client then I know where BASE UP TO to go with their THAT IN VOGUE hair colour.

PLATINUM BLONDE. IT’S BECAUSE IT WON’T SUIT YOU.

As I have been doing this since God was a boy, I now get a feeling about clients and their colours. A client will sit down for a consultation and I will think, nah too cold. It’s also important to be able to see the depth, as it might be the right depth but simply the wrong tone for the client. This comes from 100 years of slogging in a salon and not something that can be taught overnight. Now I couldn't finish this article without talking about Britain's current golden

girl Ms. Holly Willoughby. I do absolutely adore her, but would someone please please PLEASE pass her team our salons contact details, as someone needs to get their hands on that sunflower blonde, like yesterday. Looking at Holly on my screen every night in the jungle, I was reminded of a friends reply when discussing the best way to correct a mutual friends hair tone. Her reply... put a hat on it. Don’t get me wrong I love Holly, I love her style and I used to love her hair. What she currently has is a classic example of a totally incorrect blonde for that particular skin tone. Check back to when she used to have highlights, bleach and tint, a combo which was much softer and flattering on her cool skin tone. My guess is that some wise guy got fed up with putting a zillion foils on her head and stuck on a tint instead. MISTAKE! To remove Holly’s brassy tones and lighten the hair it needs bleach, but this requires a lot more time and patience and a hell of a lot more foil. It seems I am constantly being reminded that there seems to be a general aversion to using foil in this industry nowadays. If it’s Holly that is struggling with time and not the hair stylist, (a full head of highlights takes at least 90 mins,) then she really needs to have a rethink because love, your current full head tint does nothing for you.

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Real Estate agency 3SA stands out from the crowd. What’s different? Not only do they sell homes, they help their customers stay a few steps ahead in the world of work, career, family, leisure… pretty much every aspect of life. This month SOCIETY MARBELLA talks exclusively to founder, Jimmy Widén on his success, his inspiration and why we all need 3SA in our lives.

Hi Jimmy, thanks for taking the time to speak with us today, I want to talk about your current business, 3SA Estate, but before we do, can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Thank you. Sure. I´m 34 years old and come from the media business in Sweden, where I´ve been working in TV my whole life. You say working in TV. Are you in front of the camera? No, nowadays I’m only in front of the camera with the “Broker TV Movies Marbella” maybe you've seen them on YouTube? During all my years working in Sweden I was behind the camera, responsible for big companies marketing campaigns such as H&M, Volvo, IKEA etc. as well as lots of start-ups. Where were you born? In a town just outside Stockholm City. How did you end up in Marbella? I was here on holiday for the first time when I was 4 years old and I told my dad that I wanted to live in Marbella when I “got old”. So I decided early. I was working in real estate on the side in Sweden and after some good business there I bought my first apartment in Marbella as a holiday home.

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“Our focus is to meet every customers expectations. Our aim however, is to surpass them.” - Jimmy Widén After spending more time here I saw a huge potential for the future of permanent living in Marbella thanks to the digitalisation. So, I decided I needed to move here myself and start companies.

It comes back to the potential of the digitalisation, but also my network of business people from the Nordics. We try to focus on the customers needs only, and not on our own listings.

What makes 3SA’s marketing so unique? We produce communication on the receivers demands and try to find the clients interest in a lifestyle change. People stress too much today and life in Marbella We produce can make you happier communication and give you more quality to many buyers on the receivers compared home countries.

What did you do before 3SA Estate? The last thing I did in Sweden was starting up a production company within moving pictures. TV commercials, TV programs, Web-TV series etc. What do you do in your spare time in Marbella? Lots of things. I've been playing tennis my whole life so I love to play at the Puente Romano tennis club, but I also play a lot of paddle at Real Paddle Club.

demands and try to find the clients interest in a lifestyle change.

So 3SA Estate is unique real estate agency based here on the coast, emphasis on ‘unique’! Please tell us about it… What was your inspiration behind this business?

And why did you feel Marbella was missing a concept like this? I didn't see what Marbella missed in real estate. I only cared about what 3SA could add. Tell us about your team. My team right now is growing slowly with quality. I didn't see any point in recruiting


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people fast. I want the right people with a certain drive. First in was Borja Zuloaga from Spain. He is 37 years old and has been working in real estate in Marbella for 12 years. So he has the same local knowledge about real estate in Marbella as I have about marketing and TV. On top of that we have Ilona Haraldsson who is the company's PA and marketing assistant. She is 20 years old and from Sweden and does a great job with everything I can't.

When our clients invest here, through us, we help them to get into the society. How did you create the team you have today? I see it as creating a good football team to build a great company. You need the right people in the right positions. You say that 3SA is not about selling a home, it’s about helping customers find the lifestyle they desire? Can you expand on this? What else do you assist with other than the purchase of a home? Yes. Stress and demands of “stuff” will take over peoples lives in the future I'm afraid, so what we try to fulfil is to help our clients to focus more on getting time back and a happier life. We work with our clients during the whole process from finding their home, to filling up their fridge more or less. I like to put people together and help a certain knowledge to find another, so when our clients invest here, through us, we help them to get into the society. What is your favourite thing about living in Marbella? It's the opportunity you have to be at really nice beaches the same day as you are skiing in Sierra Nevada. You can eat a lot of good food for a

reasonable price, and you have the sun and the temperature all year around. Do you have any hidden gems you could recommend to our readers? The area of “Istan” for sure. It is like walking into the fairytale “The Land Before Time”, if you remember that one. What is your favourite restaurant? I have many, but if I have to choose only one I would say El Ancla in San Pedro. What would you say to someone looking to move to the coast? Do it ASAP and start enjoy life for real. Tell us what happens when someone visits 3SA to buy a home? What is your process? We go straight to title deed ;) No.. haha… we have a special system but I don't want to tell anyone except our clients about it.

If we didn’t love the concept enough already can you tell us one last special secret about 3SA? I can tell you what 3SA means and then you can think about who you would like to work with after that. It means three steps ahead. Nice to meet you!

How do you see the progression of 3SA? Do you have plans to expand? Yes I have. But more with extended business areas, rather than more offices. Jimmy Widén CEO / Real Estate Broker www.3saestate.com

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ALTOS REALES, MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE | Ref: MPV3987

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Build Size: 555 m2

Bedrooms: 5

Plot Size : 2,600 m2

Bathrooms: 5

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Three bedroom immaculately presented duplex penthouse with private rooftop terrace and private swimming pool. This rare and unique property boasts fantastic sea views with a modern and perfectly presented interior. The apartment has direct elevator access, an underground car parking space as well as a large storage room. The grounds are perfectly manicured with a large swimming pool and sun terrace. Viewing essential

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

Ref: R3219409 Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Build Size: 143 m2

Terrace Size: 296 m2 Price: 745,000â‚Ź


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Townhouse El Paraiso

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Great location, close to all amenities, golf courses and beach. 3 bedrooms recently renovated townhouse in El Paraiso area, between Estepona and Marbella. The property comprises an entrance hall, open plan living area with a recently renovated kitchen, living room with fireplace, guest toilet, covered terrace and a more than 100 square meters private garden. On the second level, 3 good size bedrooms, the master with an en suite bathroom and private terrace; and another complete bathroom to share between the other 2 bedrooms. The property also has a private garage with electric door and private drive for two cars behind gates.

Ref: R3162991 Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Build Size: 170 m2

Terrace Size: 129 m2 Price: 325,000â‚Ź


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Our in-depth motoring review

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THE DARK SIDE WE DISCOVER WHAT THE BLACK GTS TRIM DOES FOR THE PANAMERA

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IN PORSCHE 911 SPEAK, THE GTS LABEL DEFINES A VARIANT THAT WALKS THE FINE LINE BETWEEN THE EVERYDAY USEABLE COMFORT OF THE CARRERA S, AND THE MUCH HARDER EDGE OF ITS TRACK BIASED GT3 AND RS COUNTERPARTS.

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n the case of the Panamera however, the GTS moniker is applied to a more focused variant that holds the middle ground between the 4S and the autobahn storming Turbo. The extra 20hp and 15Nm that the original GTS made over the 4S came from tweaks to its air intake, camshafts, and exhaust system

This means a black background to the headlight lenses, black rear light reflector strip between blacked out taillights, and a black lower valance insert. The 20-inch alloy wheels are also painted black, although alternatives such as black wheels with a polished outer rim, as well as silver wheels are available too.

The original GTS was the best drivers’ car in the Panamera range, and we were eager to find out if Porsche had been able to work the same magic on their latest model. Importantly for those who need a bit more load carrying capability, there is also a GTS version of the Sport Turismo.

The dashboard with its big 12.3-inch infotainment touch screen is not just modern but also downright good looking with intuitive control buttons on the centre console. Small details matter in a car of this class and we like the fact that the volume control for the audio system is a practical knurled roller knob rather than one of those silly digital controls that is so hard to work accurately on the move.

So how do you tell a Panamera GTS from its siblings? As with the Carrera, Boxster and Cayman GTS variants the black visual accents from the Sport Design package are the order of the day.

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The GTS look consists of black leather seats with Alcantara centres, Alcantara headlining, and Alcantara

steering wheel rim. A good option to tick the box for is red seatbelts, red stitching for the seats, centre console and dashboard, as well as red GTS lettering in the headrests as this delivers a splash of colour to the otherwise monochromatic trim. The carbon-fibre package provides inserts for the doors, centre-console, and doorsill panel inserts, and adds further perceived value to this high quality cabin. A new feature introduced for the first time on a Panamera and available as an option on all models is the Head-Up Display (HUD). This allows you to have up to six functions projected onto an area perceived as being 2.3 metres in front of the driver on the road ahead. The deep growl of a bent crank V8 has been a Panamera GTS hallmark from day one and nothing has changed in this respect. But recent emissions and


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fuel economy demands have resulted in downsizing, and the Panamera 4S is now powered by a twin-turbo V6. Because V8 power is such a vital part of the GTS hallmark Porsche had to come up with an alternative. The solution was to install a detuned version of the 4.0 litre engine from the Turbo. The engine hardware right down to the turbochargers between the cylinder heads is identical, with the wick turned down via ECU mapping. The reduction in boost pressure from 1.5 bar to just 0.8 bar gives the GTS motor a significant amount of headroom, and the engineers use some of this to ensure the car is able to maintain its full performance irrespective of altitude. This means that every single one of the 460 horses will be present and accounted for when you are charging Alpine passes in summer. It also means that the Turbo cooling system is over specified for the GTS engine output, so race track stints or flat out autobahn driving in high ambient temperatures will never be an issue. The new big numbers are 460hp from 6,000-6,500rpm, with a healthy 457 lb ft (620Nm) of torque between 1,800

and 4,500rpm. With traction off the line helped by the all-wheel-drive system 100km/h comes up in 4.1 sec, with 160km/h passed in 9.6 sec, and 200km/h in 15.4 sec. Top speed is 292km/h. As with the other engine variants in the current Panamera range there is also a GTS Sport Turismo, so you can have a spacious load carrier with no compromise in driving enjoyment. Tipping the scales at 1,995kg the 30kg heavier and marginally less slippery GTS Sport Turismo (saloon Cd 0.31, ST 0.33) has an identical 0-100km/h time, but takes 0.1 and 0.2 sec longer to get to 160km/h and 200km/h respectively, and is 3.0km/h down in top speed. The new Panamera 4S, GTS and Turbo all use the same ZF eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, with the clutch sized according to power and torque. In line with the power and torque it has to handle the GTS clutch occupies the middle ground, with the 550hp Turbo spec motor mated to the beefiest clutch, and the smallest unit absorbing the output of the 3.0 litre bi-turbo V6. The clutch will thus be the Achilles Heel for aftermarket tuners who want to uprate the GTS motor to Turbo output levels or more.

To sharpen up handling in line with the GTS philosophy of sporting comfort the three-chamber air suspension and anti-roll bars receive recalibrated settings aimed at improving driver engagement without unduly compromising ride quality. The core of this bespoke GTS set-up sees the Normal ride height reduced by 10mm compared to the Turbo. Importantly the bump stops are shortened by the same amount so that wheel travel is not compromised. For ground clearance reasons the minimum safe dynamic ride height in Sport+ mode is unchanged over the Turbo. To put this in perspective, while the ride height of the Turbo drops by 28mm and 20mm front and rear respectively when Sport+ is engaged, since the GTS starts off 10mm lower in Normal mode, it only goes down 18mm in front and 10mm at the rear when Sport+ is engaged. Beyond these hardware upgrades the other changes are electronic control applications. For instance the standard fit PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) is set up to offer greater damper force resistance at any given point in its curve. Delivering a more sporting ride with no change

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in the overall ride characteristics, this philosophy achieves comfort through improved body control. As on other Panamera models active rear steering is an option and noticeably helps this big, heavy car rotate into slow bends with a greater feeling of agility, while aiding stability at high speed. Beyond the lower ride height and more sporting damper characteristics the handling balance of the GTS has been fine-tuned using uprated anti-roll bars and a remapped PTM application. As with the Turbo the anti-roll bars are hollow to save weight. The GTS specific front bar is increased in diameter from 21.5mm to 24.0mm, with no change to its internal diameter. The revised rear bar maintains the 26.5mm outer diameter of the Turbo bar, pairing this with a smaller internal diameter to increase its gauge and hence stiffness. The aim of these anti-roll bar changes is to reduce understeer and improve turn-in.

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Importantly, the suspension of all Porsche cars is set up so that in maximum effort cornering the bump stops of both front and rear axles are reached at the same time as calculated by wheel travel. This arrangement avoids handling issues caused by one axle hitting the bump stops before the other, and ensures that the car has a linear characteristic velocity for user friendly limit handling.

Our comprehensive test route to the Bahrain International Circuit took in town and highway driving where the Normal suspension setting displayed a high level of ride comfort despite the big 9.5J and 11.0J x 20-inch wheels shod with 275/40ZR20 and 315/35ZR20 Michelins. While 21-inch wheels are a factory option the 20s look big enough and are less vulnerable to road imperfections.

With less torque being fed to each wheel by the detuned V8 motor the PTM mapping has been recalibrated to send a bit more power to the rear in Sport and Sport+ modes. This greater rearward power bias makes the GTS feel even more sporting.

The calibration of the three-chamber air suspension has been carried out to perfection to produce a supple secondary ride with good low speed bump absorption. The tightened up damping curve means that Normal is now a good all-round setting for road use below the level where we would select Sport for aggressively attacking a twisty road.

While the lower ride height and centre of gravity reduce the roll angle, as well as linear and diagonal weight transfer, improve aerodynamic stability and reduce drag. The GTS also inherits the larger active three-piece rear wing from the Turbo to counter lift over the rear axle at speed.

Taking a big, heavy saloon around a racetrack definitely falls into one of those fish out of the water scenarios, but the Panamera GTS took to the very technical F1 corners of the Bahrain International Circuit very well.


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This 5.4 km long track with nine right and six left corners is the second fixture of each Formula One season. Amongst these 15 corners are two very technical slow bends that are tough in an F1 car whose huge aerodynamic downforce is out of the equation at these low speeds. They are also tough on a big, heavy road car that tips the scales at three times the weight of an F1 racecar. In both cases you need to be smooth with steering inputs, accurate with your lines, and restrained with the throttle. As you approach the final turn-in point under trail braking your speed needs to be right down before you steer into the tight left hander, still gently trail braking to keep some weight on the front tyres and help rotate the tail. Carrying too much speed into this tight 90-degree left-hander will result in understeer, and if you miss the apex here you will run wide and screw up your exit line, which in turn will affect your terminal speed at the end of the subsequent straight. With Sport+ duly engaged, the slow Turn 1 going into Turn 2 sequence is the trickiest and most technical part of this track for a road car with little or no downforce. Keeping your speed in check and not being greedy with the throttle is the secret here, and you have to make full use of

the Panamera’s precision and 4WD traction before unleashing all the horses towards Turn 3. The rest of the track is fast and flowing and you can get a good rhythm going, being patient in the two long medium speed bends where you have to hold the car on the edge with constant throttle to avoid understeer or oversteer. The other tricky section is the approach to Turn 10, the second slow bend where you have to brake hard, initially in a straight line away from this slow, distorted U-shaped left-hander, and then curving to the left. As you approach the final turn-in point under trailing braking, just before you downshift to second and turn into the tight left hander, your speed right down and still trail braking to rotate the tail. Carrying too much speed into this tight 90-degree left-hander will result in understeer, and if you miss the apex here you will run wide and screw up your exit line, which in turn will affect your terminal speed at the end of the subsequent straight. What was most apparent on track is just how agile and responsive the Panamera GTS is in an environment where luxury saloons are normally way

out of their depth. If anything, the long straights of this Hermann Tilke designed Formula 1 fixture showed up its relative lack of power to gobble up the long straights. That said while power is something the Turbo and especially the Turbo S E-Hybrid make up for, they are less able to deploy it on track thanks to their more comfort oriented chassis settings. Just for the record, my lap time in the Panamera GTS was 2:35 minutes. Compare that to the 1:27.96 minute lap posted by Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari SF71H and you can see the huge difference between a fast sports saloon and a current 900hp+ F1 racecar weighing about a third as much, with massive downforce and slick tyres! With a growling V8 soundtrack, sporting chassis, and distinctive GTS design elements the new Panamera GTS is a true spiritual successor to the original. Offering a Sport Turismo version only adds to its versatility and appeal, and the new GTS should further increase the 15% of Panamera sales earned by its engaging predecessor.

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taking

We attended...

the grand opening of Breathe’s “ urban garden” with their incredible chill out zones and cascading water features.

We enjoyed... this hugely well attended event with free flowing Taittinger Champagne and a delicious special menu.

Congratulations and a big thanks to... Aguilene and her team for inviting us to share in their latest exciting expansion.

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5 star event at

Kempinski

We were invited to...

the excellent Christmas market organised by the Kempinski Hotel Bahía in Estepona.

We were joined by...

over 600 guests from all corners of the globe who attended this two day extravaganza.

Highlights included...

a two meter high gingerbread house mage from over 60 kilos of dough! A visit from Santa and the switching on of the Xmas lights.

Visitors enjoyed...

live music from the choir Andaluz and the children’s choir from colegio San José de Estepona along with talented soloists from Sotogrande International School.

Congratulations and a big thanks to... Justine Haughey and her team for inviting us to share this superb event.

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Festive We attended... the Ferrari Owners Club of Andalucia’s annual get together.

We followed... the 20 plus Ferraris from Café Yanx to Puerto Banus where the cars did laps of the harbour in convoy.

We rounded off the event... at La Sala Puerto Banús with a traditional Christmas lunch and copious amounts of alcohol (not for the drivers obviously).

Congratulations and a big thanks to... the Ferrari owners club founded in 1997 by local celebrity Mr Tony Dali for creating a very festive sea of red.

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MUSICAL Extravaganza

We attended...

the Posidonia Palace Musical Dance and Dinner Show which brought together six talented dancers, two DJs, a well-known singer and an aerial performance.

We marveled at...

the fantastic acts including ten carefully staged dance numbers; Alex Forriols who rose to fame as a finalist in the hit show La Voz (The Voice) and jaw-dropping aerial performances. Organisers have designed the show to be “about pure joy and togetherness, breaking down barriers through the international language of music and dance.

Congratulations to...

Sibon de la Flor from Creative Dance Style and the whole Posidonia team who organise such dazzling events!

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ucco

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Tucco Weddings & Unique Affairs We attended :

a gathering of the coast’s elite wedding vendors at Villa Padierna as a thank you from Carla Miraglia of Tucco for their support over the 2018 wedding season.

We enjoyed:

a modern fusion of Andalucian canapes and free-flowing drinks. For those with a sweet tooth, “Godiva” were on hand with their amazing assortment of the finest chocolate delicacies.

We were moved by:

Carla’s emotional speech about the importance of supporting local businesses. Guests left this annual event with big smiles on their faces and a gift of an elegant personalised laser cut Christmas ornament.

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LA NOCHE LATINA We attended...

“La Noche Latina Vol.8” at Marbella’s first members club, Kitch.

We danced to...

singer Yailin Beltran’s Cuban tracks and fabulous live entertainment by international artists Victor & Cristina.

We enjoyed...

the Bachata workshop followed by a night of fantastic dancing, Kitch’s fine cuisine and incredible cocktails in the stunning setting.

Congratulations and big thanks to... Kitch for hosting another fabulous event!

Book your table for dinner now: 659 09 12 44 | contact@kitch.es | www.kitch.es

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SOTOGRANDE

Finale

We enjoyed...

the grande Season finale of the La Sala Golf league played at the prestigious La Reserva course in Sotogrande.

We tucked into...

mince pies and seasonal beverages on the course followed by a superb Xmas dinner at La Sala.

Congratulations to...

the overall team winners “the Eagles” and winner of the singles competition Luke Woods Jr.

Thanks to...

Sala Golf's sponsors, Jackson Grundy! For more information about the tournament or to join next year please contact Lindsay Medina on +34 603507628 or lindsey@salagroupholdings.com

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COSTA CUISINE 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 people will spend hours scouring the best places to stay and eat. Here are some insider tips.

An Apple A day..

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have always loved cooking. I can still remember my first children's cookbook and my many first failed attempts at making pancakes at the tender age of seven. I grew up in Sweden from the age of eleven and spent many summers by my Norwegian grandmothers side. She was a feisty, energetic lady full of life and wisdom. An absolutely brilliant gardener with tons of berries and garden produce to pick from and an incredible cook. I remember one particular summer where we had copious amounts of apples in our garden. My grandmother, being who she is, was adamant that we make something of our generous harvest. A world war two survivor preserving and pickling had etched itself into her backbone of how to make the most out of food. That year we made apple compote, jam, cordial and even apple cider vinegar. We jarred, pickled and strained our way through our bountiful harvest. My grandmother's approach

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to food has had a huge impact on the way I view food today and is almost the backbone of my approach to cooking and using ingredients. I always try and source as locally as possible. If there is anything edible close by I am always up for foraging and discovering what grows around me. I am also an avid believer of using every part of an ingredient, be that an apple or anything that enters my kitchen doors. As many now know, Scandinavians have a longstanding tradition with home pickling pretty much everything. That tradition, and love, is something that I have carried with me into my own cooking journey. This is where my love affair with apple cider vinegar comes in. I love using it for various recipes. The sweet yet acidic taste can enhance a dressing, cut through a heavy flavour and works wonders in gluten free and vegan baking. Apple cider is made from apple juice and water. The filtering process removes the “mother” and any sediment leaving it clear. So the only

The sweet yet acidic taste can enhance a dressing, cut through a heavy flavour and works wonders in gluten free and vegan baking.


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difference between filtered and unfiltered is one being clear and the other one not. I have to be honest I love using both. My criteria is buying a product that is as local as possible and fermented in a natural process. The humble apple cider will be forever connected to my Scandinavian childhood and etched in my memories. Perhaps that is one of the reasons I cherish it so much and incorporate it into my cooking.

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The humble apple cider will be forever connected to my Scandinavian childhood and etched in my memories.

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hether we are parents or not the health of the next generation is something we are all concerned with. Healthy eating is something that is thankfully becoming a mainstream necessity and it is paramount that children are educated on nutrition. It is still, however, somewhat of an issue that children are becoming obese and are uninformed, even unconcerned, about how to eat well, exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. When the children are in school the decision of what they eat is ultimately out of the hands of the parents and so it is a definite disappointment when you hear them complain that the food is not good or there were zero vegetables

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or fruit present in their meal. Wouldn’t it be great to have the kids come home raving about what a great and healthy lunch they had? Well, perhaps that isn't such a pipe dream, here in the Malaga area, now that a local business has branched out into catering for schools… Sana Catering Marbella have been running a successful private catering business here on the Costa Del Sol for the past ten years. Director, Toni Foran - mother of two, felt that the local schools could benefit from their experience in catering for large parties, providing healthy, nutritious and locally sourced food.

WE WANT TO INSPIRE REAL, MEANINGFUL, POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WAY OUR CHILDREN ACCESS, CONSUME AND UNDERSTAND FOOD. “In our experience of catering for children we understand that they can be picky eaters, we have learned


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a lot about the likes and dislikes of food across all age groups and backgrounds. It is so important for us as a catering business to keep pushing ourselves to come up with new, fresh, attractive looking dishes that children will want to eat whilst remaining healthy and nutritious” says Toni. The whole team agreed that what children eat in their early stages of development and into young adulthood shapes brain development, metabolism and overall health. Seeing that urgency towards this was lacking in schools in the area they set about creating ‘Sana Catering - Schools’ dedicated to offering a varied daily menu to suit all, including a daily vegetarian option and salad bar as standard. They hope to raise the bar in school dinners and steer away from children being fed heavy, fried foods and more towards fruits, vegetables and assisting in them achieving the necessary vitamins and minerals required per day. Their passion for food, extensive network of suppliers and existing infrastructure was already in place enabling the operation to begin immediately with Svenska Skolan (Swedish School), Marbella who employed them as their in-house catering service last year. This was such a success that this September Aloha College followed suit and the children, and parents, are comforted in the knowledge that they are receiving a heathy, balanced, tasty meal each day. “We believe that nutritional intake is vital for children to be functional in their learning at an optimal level. We also understand that healthy eating patterns built during childhood serve as a foundation for life.” says Executive Chef, David Farber, “we also know that it is difficult to find food to suit all kids’ tastes, so we aim to please”. Another important factor of the Sana Catering ethos is that they have

THE OPERATION BEGAN IMMEDIATELY WITH SVENSKA SKOLAN (SWEDISH SCHOOL) (...) ALOHA COLLEGE FOLLOWED SUIT. a strong sense of community and resources surrounding them, having built up long term relationships with local suppliers their food is reliably fresh and delivered daily, which means their standards are high, plus they support the local businesses helping to grow local economy. Everything provided to the schools is made from scratch and full recipes and nutritional breakdowns are available on request, they always aim to keep nutrition high and salt and sugar is kept as a minimum opting instead for locally grown herbs and spices for flavour and seasoning. They are also highly aware of varying needs, intolerances and allergies and have had years of experience in catering for all dietary requirements. On this note they aim to provide a gluten-free meal for all children as standard each day so that, firstly, those who are intolerant will not feel singled out by having to opt for the alternative to the main meal, and also because a gluten free diet does actually offer a variety of benefits such as promoting digestive health, increasing energy levels and improving cholesterol levels. Such a diet has also been shown to help with behavioural patterns in autistic children. They also have strict policies on recycling and waste being fiercely environmentally conscious. “Cooking is a vital life skill. Knowing how to cook from scratch empowers people to appreciate the value of food, to understand what they are putting in their bodies and, therefore,

to nourish themselves with fresh, nutritious food. We want to inspire real, meaningful, positive change in the way our children access, consume and understand food. We hope to invite classes of children to the main kitchen at the school or our central kitchen where they could work with our chefs to see first hand the process from start to finish. How food is made from natural ingredients, the process of preparing and cooking food, to the finished plate. We believe it would be beneficial for them to learn about this process in a fun and innovative way”, says David. They have also proposed ideas to the schools such as ‘International Day’ whereby the children and teachers decorate the food hall and wear themed dress inspired by different countries. Sana Catering would provide food native to the different nations in question. Another fun and innovative way for children to be inspired by food whilst learning. It is clear from this that catering for schools for Sana Catering isn't just about business, it is about food and nutrition, the health of the children, education, the environment, supporting local businesses and community, and providing a service to local people that they can be proud of.

sanacateringmarbella.com @sanacateringschools

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ith Winter weather comes the need for winter cuisine, and nothing says warm and comforting like succulent, aged steaks. From the team behind Magna Café and El Gran Gatsby, Vovem, on Marbella’s Paseo Maritimo is renowned as one of the finest steakhouses in Marbella. However, don’t be fooled, it’s not only for meat lovers, as they also offer a large selection of fresh fish including Grilled Cod Pil Pil Style, Fresh Lobster with French Fries and Catalonian Seafood and Fish Stew. We have previously dined at the sister eatery in Nueva Andalucía so were excited to try the newest Vovem location beautifully enhanced by wonderful sea views and a bustling location on Marbella’s promenade. Their menu has recently been updated with a whole host of new dishes. We started our gastronomic journey with one of the latest arrivals; Quails Egg cooked at a low-temperature with Celeriac Puree and "Salpicon”, a harmonious medley of flavours that truly exceeded our expectations. We followed this with one of Vovem’s most popular starters (and one of the chef’s suggestions); Avocado Cannelloni stuffed with Seafood and quickly realised why it is such a popular choice. However, our last option took home first place. The Wagyu Beef Carpaccio

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with Salty Vanilla Ice Cream, Olive Oil Caviar and Parmesan Cheese was as decadent as it sounds; what felt like a starter, main course and dessert all rolled together blissfully into one, divine mouthful. Moving onto our main courses; one from the land and one from the sea. Commencing with the latter, the Grilled Loin of Tuna – so fresh we wondered if the chefs had caught it themselves! The fish was cooked to perfection and accompanied by some simple but delicious sautéed mushrooms. Moving onto the land (although it didn’t last long,) we devoured the 60 days aged Premium Simmental Ribeye Steak. Vovem prides itself on ensuring all their beef is professionally cooked with care and respect, flavoured with the aroma of the oak embers. Plus they boast the appropriate refrigeration facilities for all their meat so it can be properly matured, guaranteeing it is always prepared at its finest moment. Well what can we say about this; if Carlsberg made steak. Enough said. We rounded things off with the Creamy Chocolate Brownie with Mascarpone Cheese, `Pistachio and Crunch Coffee Pieces and the Brazilian Voyage; Caipirinha with Lemon Mousse, Sorbet and Vanilla Jelly. Like yin and yang; both deliciously divine and remarkably contrasting… luckily, we got to enjoy both! If you have more of a savoury

NEXT MONTH THE WARM AND COSY VENUE WILL PLAY HOST TO A GOURMET MEAT & WINE FESTIVAL ON THE 11TH, 12TH & 13TH OF FEBRUARY tooth their Premium Cheeseboard Assortment of Seven Cheeses was served on the table adjacent to us and let’s say, if I had even an ounce of room left I would of asked them if I could have a taste! Every weekend from 8.30pm the venue hosts an array of live singers for guests to enjoy and next month the warm and cosy venue will play host to a Gourmet Meat & Wine Festival on the 11th, 12th & 13th of February. A comprehensive programme featuring talks, workshops and presentation from internationally recognised personalities in the gastronomy sector, such as expert butchers, sommeliers, mixologists and bakers, will take place daily from 10am – 5pm offering attendees the opportunity to learn and to feast! Some names include; Enzo Díaz Villanueva (Chef at Vovem, Nueva Andalucia), Quique Alcaide (Chef at Vovem, Paseo Maritimo), Antonio Rodríguez (Pastry Chef at Los Monteros, Marbella) and Martins Vanags (Chef at Magna Café, Marbella.) The activities and gourmet lunch is priced at 75€

per day or to attend the whole three days festival including all activities, degustations and one gourmet meal per day is only 205€. If you have a passion for food, whether its cooking or simply eating, this is an event that needs to make its way into your diary… it’s definitely in ours!

Vovem Paseo Marítimo Marbella vovemasador.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

RING IN 2019... ...with a smarter approach to drinking

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anuary is a cringe month for many people. At best, the photos everyone was taking cruelly show you at your worst rather than the way you remember looking when you left home to have a good time.

Memories linger in January, of the party over the holidays where you told someone what you really thought of them in words you can’t soften or take back; the roadside pullover by police who discovered your mate had indeed had more than the legal limit; the boor who groped half the women and the woman with the neighing whiney voice who told you the same story three times. January is a good month to take time to reflect on how we drink and what role we’d like to have alcohol play in our lives, because these are things that change. We get older, we want to do more sports, we and our friends and family move on so that comfortable routines shift, we’re suddenly more aware of our health or we simply want to live a healthier lifestyle.

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Recently, I celebrated the wedding anniversary of a couple with a group of their friends and, when I sent a message of thanks the next day I received a sad note back. “I was so ashamed at how much wine we drank…” said the woman, who had recently given her husband a copy of my wine book because wine is his hot new interest. He was carried away ordering expensive wines, and more bottles than we really needed. As anniversary presents go, this maybe wasn’t a winner. Her message gave me pause. Ashamed? It’s a powerful word. It sums up perfectly what we feel when alcohol gets in the way: instead of being a source of shared pleasure, it’s suddenly the demon culprit for things gone wrong. Let’s do better in 2019. Here are a few tips or starting points. Don’t promise to drink only celery juice in future. Just make a date with yourself to think about your drinking.


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The totally confusing health pros and cons

all individuals… While moderate alcohol use may offer some health benefits, heavy drinking — including binge drinking — has no health benefits.”

If there is an area where people are confused, this is it. Every government has recommendations for moderate drinking, and they vary. The evidence to back each of these up also varies. Research is contradictory, except on one point, which the renowned Mayo Clinic in the US puts neatly. “If it seems confusing, that’s because the evidence about the possible health benefits of alcohol isn’t certain. Any potential benefits of alcohol are relatively small and may not apply to

Cure your last hangover

Ask yourself how much you drink Ask yourself how much you drink and how often. Be honest. There are at least three good reasons to drink moderately: to avoid making a fool of yourself, stay in good health, and be in a position to actually enjoy your drink. A good way to get a clearer picture is to drink no alcohol for at least two days a week for two weeks, then track exactly what you drink for the other five. Plan ahead and don’t allow yourself any excuses.

Sports are not designed to purge your head and body of excess, so forget the self-punishment routine of sweating it out. Forget about pumping your system with caffeine. There is little evidence either of these works. Opt for water, water and more water, and a day or two off alcohol, plus 10 minutes of asking yourself how to avoid a hangover in the first place.

Take control of the amount you consume Make daytime drinking a rare exception. It’s just too, too easy to have that day stretch to evening and later. Decide how much you’re going to drink in an evening, in advance of a party, a dinner, or just even sitting around at home. Keep track and stick to your goal. The UK’s most recent guidelines are considered extreme by continental Europeans, but then the UK has a major problem with heavy drinking. When you’re out, don’t let waiters or friends refill your glass if there is still wine in it; put your hand over the glass when they come around and signal when you’re ready for more. Driving? Don’t drink alcohol at all. The second glass is so much harder to turn down than the first one.

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ot many venues can say they hold over 5500 premier label wines under their roof; well D-Wine Restaurant can do just that. This restaurant, bodega and lounge in one aims to provide customers with the freshest and highest quality local produce cooked to perfection on every visit and endless wine choices to accompany the exciting menu. Well, they certainly achieved their goals on our visit. D-Wine opened its doors to share the owners passion for wine and food and their desire to offer clients the opportunity to enjoy drinking the finest wines at the peak of their perfection. The restaurant boasts a ‘wine by the glass’ system with over 30 excellent wines available with a variety of grapes, price points and vintages meaning you can try a little bit of everything. Another unique touch is that all the wines in the bodega are sold at the same price in the shop and in the restaurant, so here you have no excuse not to try that bottle you have been dreaming of!

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We started with Artichokes Barigoule comprising of carrots, shallots and parsley in a white wine sauce. This was to-die-for. All the vegetables are locally grown which I am sure contributes to their vibrant flavours plus its brilliant to hear of restaurants keeping things local. While this might not be a dish you would initially opt for, being a vegetarian option, we urge you to give it a try. Trust us, you will not be disappointed. Next up was scallops with spinach purée, garlic cream and mushroom pisto. Did you know scallops are known


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as the ‘candy of the sea’ due to their unique sweet and rich flavour? The flavours of the spinach and mushrooms blended harmoniously with the sweetness of the scallops making this an all-round delicious starter. Our final choice was the grilled octopus with an incredible sweet-potato-ginger puree, (we have now decided that sweet potato and ginger should always be combined!) plus sundried tomatoes and finished off with a roasted pepper mayonnaise. While we enjoyed a little break before our main courses were served we took a moment to appreciate the stunning restaurant and superlative service. We really can’t emphasize enough the standards at D-Wine; it is the crème de la crème of dining in Marbella. The details are extraordinary, even down to the temperature of the outside terrace, which is equipped with advanced heating and cooling technology to ensure you can enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine, cosy and comfortable, even during the winter months. Black cod with a hoisin-ginger glaze and crisp Thai style stir fried vegetables was the first of our main courses. If you have read my previous reviews you will

know I am a Black Cod super fan, and this definitely held its own. We followed this with a tender, juicy shoulder of Wagyu beef which was impressively only 26€, a remarkable price for the quality of meat. But the star of the evening was the homemade pasta with grilled beef fillet, porcini mushroom & brandy cream sauce. Every element was as delicious as the next and complemented each other perfectly; the only disappointment was that I had to share it with my colleagues! It’s not only a large collection of vino, D-Wine excels with. The fine dining eatery also boasts a large array of specialist meat cuts including Brazilian Picanha, Butchers Hanger Steak, Côte de Boeuf, Black Angus “Denver Steak” and Black Angus Short Ribs. With the largest selection of wine in Andalucía it would only be appropriate to have a meat to accompany each and every one! d-winecollection.com

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he first time I lived in Spain I was 21. I was neck deep in a rather pointless Media Studies degree at Sussex University involving lots of high-minded theoretical musings but little practical experience. The less pointless component of my course, a joint BA in Spanish meant I had the option to spend my third year studying the more pointless half at a partner university "en EspaĂąa" (In Spain). Eager to discover what the Andalusians made of the hegemonic signifiers present in your average episode of Ground Force, I'd applied to do just this two years prior and been provisionally accepted by the University of Seville. Whilst the sunshine, siestas and lomo beckoned, I was aware of the very happy life I would be leaving behind in Brighton. Although I'd already clocked the media degree was pretty much a waste of my time (or maybe vice versa) and hadn't yet spared much thought for the looming years of student debt, I had developed great friendships and a genuine pride for my quirky, hedonistic, expensive new home of Brighton from two years of clubbing, pubbing and very occasional lectures. These generally came from my dad when I'd ask to borrow more money. I'd long since stopped attending the university ones - they were mercifully briefer, but the words the speakers used were too long for a hangover whereas my dad kept most of his expletives to a manageable four letters. Besides, uni lectures never came with a begrudging hundred quid at the end and in those halcyon days in Brighton a oner could get you three pints, a newspaper and two thirds of a Kit Kat so it wasn't to be sniffed at. Incidentally, there was (and

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By Ian Greenland still is) plenty knocking about specifically to be sniffed at, but not on my budget. During that first spell in Sussex we partied like it was 1999 - it was in fact late 2001 – mid 2003 but who the hell can keep up right? Although Media Studies took a back seat to socialising, I never could shake my curiosity about the approach of an Andalusian native to the nascent, ideologically skewed shifts in narrative in Animal Hospital, so my resolve to live abroad remained. What happened just a few months before I left Brighton nearly derailed my plans altogether, though ultimately my destiny remained with Spain. Midway through my second year in Brighton, I'd met a beautiful, funny, clever girl in a scriptwriting class. We sat together in seminars and doodled on each other's pads. She let me copy her lecture notes. I let her let me. She wrote a deeply poignant short film dealing with childhood abandonment and loss of innocence which was immediately produced by an established film-maker... I stretched a single wank joke to breaking point in a script about a man wot married himself.... nobody produced it.

AT A TIME WHEN MY PARTY WAYS WERE SPIRALLING OUT OF CONTROL, MY STUDIES AN AFTERTHOUGHT AND MY PATH UNCERTAIN, CURIOUSLY CINNAMON WAS MY ANCHOR A PORT IN A STORM


As the Summer wound on, things developed. Come September, I found myself several months into a deeply committed relationship I hadn't ever seen coming. Despite my love for Brighton, my friends and my new infatuation, by this point I was simply insatiable to discover how exactly a man called Jose approached the analytical paradigm of semiotic markers, analogy, allegory, metonymy and designation in an omnibus episode of Hollyoaks, so despite serious question marks over the viability of a long-distance relationship, I packed my bags and easyJut my way out of England.... ….My misgivings proved founded. Amid the turbulence of a new city, new culture, new university (same old pointless course), I missed my friends, I missed my home and I missed my newfound love like a dagger in the balls. We might only have found one another five months earlier but every morning since, I'd woken thinking of them, only to dive headlong into their embrace. The romance with the girl from the scriptwriting course had quickly fizzled out when she realised I was basically one long wank joke but of that brief union something beautiful was born. She introduced me to a breakfast cereal and we just clicked. At a time when my

party ways were spiralling out of control, my studies an afterthought and my path uncertain, Curiously Cinnamon was my anchor - a port in a storm. When my tummy was empty, they “completed” me. I didn't care that they used to be called Cinnamon Grahams or how many other people had woken up to them before me. When we were together, everything else just fell away. They were home. Now here I was; a stranger in Seville - a place nobody had even heard of Ground Force, Animal Hospital or Hollyoaks and you literally could not buy Curiously Cinnamon anywhere. The first two weeks were the worst. The stomach cramps as I trudged from shop to shop, trying in vain to get a hit. The pedestrians awkwardly crossing the road as I held my empty bowl out to them... Of course in time I adjusted, but it was an ugly transition - picture a protracted version of the “cold turkey” scene from Trainspotting but where you can actually understand what's being said since the cast of supporting characters are just Spanish and not from Scotland. Eventually though, I thrived in Spain, replacing my homegrown Curiously Cinnamon cravings with far more readily available local vices like cheap beer, cheap fags and gambling. I learned to fully embrace the new culture I found myself in and I'm clearly a better person for it, but according to a 2018 report by expat food supplier British Corner Shop, not everyone has my incredible willpower and ability to adapt.

It seems homesick expats in Spain are importing British favourites in their droves, with Warburtons Crumpets heading up a top 10 list populated by McVities Ginger Nuts, Bisto Gravy Granules, Paxo Stuffing Mix and three flavours of Robinson's squash. At 9 is Rubicon Lychee Juice Drink whilst worryingly, numbers 5 and 6 on the list are two types of Aptamil Baby Formula - I mean, there's not outgrowing your vices and there's not outgrowing your vices.... Some 15 years later, as I write this piece, memories of that stolen summer of cinnamon flood back like a bittersweet dream. A fleeting love carried away on the wings of a bright white plane with garish orange lettering. In 2004, my course complete, I'd returned to England, never to reconcile with the crunchy cereal which had for a spell come to define me. Maybe I was a different man, forever altered by my experiences abroad. For whatever reason I'd moved onto toast of a morn... quite probably cos the milk in Spain's shit. That doesn't mean I didn't look on that recent list with some trepidation. Though subconsciously as curious as the very object of my old desire, nobody likes to see their ex in someone else's good graces, so when I realised they didn't rank, relief swept over me like cool milk on wholegrain, swiftly to be replaced with just one burning question..... who the actual FUCK is importing Lychee juice drink??! Ian Greenland is a writer, wedding photographer and far less of a degenerate than he may have painted himself here..... bookings available at www.greenlandphotography.com

IT SEEMS HOMESICK EXPATS IN SPAIN ARE IMPORTING BRITISH FAVOURITES IN THEIR DROVES, WITH WARBURTONS CRUMPETS HEADING UP A TOP 10 LIST

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BLOCKCHAIN: Eva George is a Marbellabased Certified Blockchain Consultant and Content Writer with a love for good coffee, yoga, and cool gadgets. For business enquiries visit www.evageorge.global

Revolutionizing our finances

IN 2018 WE WATCHED THE PRICE OF BITCOIN AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES LIKE ETHEREUM AND LITECOIN RISE TO HIT ALL-TIME HIGHS, BEFORE TUMBLING DOWN QUICKER THAN SEVERAL MPS DURING BREXIT. WHILST THE FUTURE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY IS VOLATILE, MORE CAN BE SAID FOR THE TECHNOLOGY IT’S BUILT ON.

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any of us are familiar with Blockchain as the tech behind Bitcoin, but as some of the largest financial institutions around the world are discovering, Blockchain’s uses go way beyond cryptocurrencies.

of those commissions to be sent or received automatically and securely, after the pre-agreed conditions have been met. Consensus allows everyone on the network to have a copy of the transactions reconciled in real-time. That means, if a ‘bad actor’ tried to make fraudulent transactions it would show up like a sore thumb and not be verified.

Before we look at how Blockchain could affect our finances, here are some important points to remember about the technology:

‘BYTE SIZE’ BLOCKCHAIN BASICS o A Blockchain is a distributed ledger, secured by cryptography and consensus, providing a single source of truth and synchronicity across a wide network o Once a transaction is entered onto a Blockchain, it is immutable (cannot be edited or deleted) o Blockchains can be either public or permissioned. Public Blockchains are available for everyone, permissioned Blockchains are viewable for selected people only o Smart contracts run on the Blockchain and are self executing pieces of code (computer instructions) that can automatically make secure payments once specified conditions have been met o Blockchain technology cuts out the ‘middle man’ by providing high-level security peer to peer networks. o Consensus is what creates the trust required for Blockchain to work without the middle man. The Western world has evolved rapidly with money over the past decade, but there is still room for improvement. We have plastic cards, apps, and instant online payment services for smaller amounts, but bank transfers and crossborder payments could still be faster and all digital payments in general could be more secure. That’s where Blockchain is taking center stage in the Finance industry and is predicted to have the same level of impact as the internet had on the world.

SAY ADIOS TO UNNECESSARY 3RD PARTIES Many current business models could completely disappear over the next decade. Even major payment networks such as Visa and Mastercard are at risk, since there will be no middle man required to make the transactions anymore. Does that mean banks will disappear? No, banking is one of the first industries to adopt Blockchain and they will be utilizing the technology alongside existing systems to better serve their customers. Top banks such as J.P. Morgan, Santander, HSBC and IBM have already started exploring and developing with Blockchain. Luckily, just like the internet, everyone can and will enjoy the benefits of Blockchain without having to know the exact details of how it works. To us, the end-users, Blockchain will just look like another app, website, or device. The technology will be built-in and working its magic, allowing us to do more, faster. Let’s look at this in more detail... Imagine you want to transfer money abroad. Currently, certain cross-border payments can take up to 10 days to clear and make as many as 7-10 stop off points at banks along the way, each taking their fee. With Blockchain, it’s peer to peer, almost instant, more secure and cost-effective.

THE POWER OF SMART CONTRACTS Let’s say you own a company that pays commissions to your sales team and affiliates, or you receive commissions on sales. Smart contracts on the Blockchain could allow the payment

Since the consensus mechanism provides trust and significantly reduces the risk of fraud, things like insurance payouts, or sales refunds could also be triggered through smart contracts on the Blockchain. This would dramatically reduce the time and costs of traditional payment processing, while increasing transparency for all parties involved. This transparency may also lead to other benefits. In trade finance, for example, companies involved in buying and selling good internationally can use a permissioned Blockchain to track in real-time when the goods have been shipped and review all the steps it took to arrive. When received and confirmed, payment is automatically issued via smart contract. If conditions were not met, the smart contract does not issue payment.

CREDIT RATINGS AND FINANCIAL HISTORY Credit management is another financial area to be impacted by Blockchain. The Blockchain itself could serve as a live record of customer information and behaviour, containing ID, contact details, 3rd party credit ratings and other useful data. This would provide real-time clarity, transparency and more accuracy on each customer’s credit history, while maintaining a high level of security.

WHERE ELSE CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE BLOCKCHAIN AND SMART CONTRACTS? Finance isn’t the only industry to benefit from Blockchain technology. Real estate, medical, and food production, are some of the other industries that will see the most interesting use cases. Check out next month’s edition of Society Marbella where we cover the potential impacts of Blockchain on the Real Estate market.

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Banks & Financial Services TOURBILLON LIMITED Suite G2 The Eliott Hotel 2 Governor’s Parade. Gibraltar T. +350 200 66660 info@tourbillon-limited.com tourbillon-limited.com ABBEYGATE Tel. 902 87 77 28, abbeygateinsure.com BANCA MARCH Location: Camino de Camoján, 0, Marbella, Tel. 952 76 48 10, bancamarch.es BANCO POPULAR Location: Av Ricardo Soriano, 36, Marbella, Tel. 952 76 57 05, bancopopular.es CURRENCIES DIRECT Location: C. Orquidea, Local 6, Nueva Andalucia, Tel. 952 90 65 81, currenciesdirect.com FIDUCIARY Tel. 956 79 69 11, fiduciarywealth.eu

FLUENT FINANCE Location: Tales de Miletos 11, Edif. Banana Beach, Blq. C3, Marbella, Tel. 952 92 64 81, fluentfinanceabroad.com GLOBAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT Tel. 952 768 376, gwm-ltd.com HOLA CREDITO Location: CC Negocios Puerta de Banús (opposite Iceland). Tel. 951 319 538 holacredito.com HiFX Tel. 951 20 39 86, hifx.co.uk IBEX Location: CC. Benavista, Local 3, Estepona, Tel. 952 88 71 25, ibexinsure.com JYTSKE BANK Location: 76, Main Street, Gibraltar +350 20072782, jyskebank.com LLOYDS BANK Tel. 902 02 43 65, lloydsbankinternational.es

BAR SIX Avd. del Prado, Aloha T. +34 951 319 436 AQWA MIST Location: Beneath La Sala Tel. 951 506 248, aqwamistbanus.com ITAPU Location: Calle Revuelta 18, Cancelada, Estepona, Tel. 952 88 79 04 NEWS CAFÉ Location: Lugar Muelle de Ribera, Tel. 952 81 21 31 OLD JOY’S PUB Location: Frontline Puerto Banus, Tel. 952 81 42 83, oldjoyspub.com SINATRA BAR Location: The Marina, Puerto Banus, sinatrabar.com

MONEYCORP Tel. 952 587 657, moneycorp.com/spain

SEVEN Location: Avenida Muelle de Ribera, Puerto Banús, Tel. 672 70 20 85, sevenpuertobanus.es

NORDEA BANK Tel. 952 816 925 nordeaprivatebanking.com

LA SUITE Location: Hotel Puente RomanoTel. 630 962 852 suiteclubs.com

SANTANDER Lugar Muelle de Ribera, 3-4, Puerto Banus,Tel. 952 81 76 45, bancosantander.es

THE LIVING ROOM Location : Avda. Del Prado, Urb. Aloha Gardens bloque 1, Tel. 619 06 11 47

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The Beauty Sp t Where Beauty Begins... Manicure & Pedicure · CND Shellac · Acrylic nails · Waxing & Threading Selection of Luxury MONU Facials +34 675 01 63 51 thebeautyspotmarbella@gmail.com Avd de la Isla Verde,Urb Benamara Dos Hermanos. Edf Costa Del Sol Group, Estepona THE PLAYWRIGHT Location: C. Manzana, Local 18, Pueblo Los Arcos, Elviria, Tel. 952 86 88 98, theplaywrightmarbella.com THE STUDIO Location: Avda. Del Prado, Urb. Aloha Gardens bloque 1, Tel. 951 31 97 42 TIBU Location: Plaza Antonio Banderas, Puerto Banus, Tel. 952 81 09 18, tibubanus.com

Beach Clubs PURO BEACH Carretera de Cádiz, km 159, Estepona T. +34 952 800 015, purobeach.com FINCA CORTESIN Tel. 952 93 78 00, info@hotelcortesin.com fincacortesin.com NIKKI BEACH Location: Hotel Don Carlos Tel. 952 836 239, nikkibeach.com PLAZA BEACH Reservations: Tel. 677 64 47 37 info@ultimapromotions.com plazabeachbanus.com SALA BY THE SEA Location: Urb. Villa Marina, Nueva Andalucia, Tel. 952 81 38 82, salabeach.com

Beauty & Health SALON LA VIDA Urb. Aloha Pueblo, Local 23, Nueva Andalucia. T: 952 92 91 06/680 238 480, hairdressermarbella.com BARDOU Location: Playas del Duque, Puerto Banús. thebardou.com MEGAWHITE T. +34 671 404 393 contact@anettabeauty4u.com ARIA MEDICAL GROUP Location: Centro Peninsula 8, Camojan Tel. 951 276 748 / 671 639 353 ariamedicalgroup.com BODYWORKS Tel. 952 883 151, thebodyworksclinic.com BOUTEE HAIR AND BEAUTY Location: Avenida del Prado, Plaza de Aloha, Nueva Andalucia, Tel. 952 816 031 CENTRO CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE Location: Centro Comercial Casablanca, Office 3, Crta de Cadiz Tel. 952 900 626, acupuncture-marbella.com CIRUMED CLINIC MARBELLA Location: Edif. Panorama, Planta baja, Local 2 Ctra. De Cadiz, km 184 Tel: 952 775 34 cirumed.es alexanderaslani.com/alexander-aslani.es

CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE Tel. 952 883 151 / 693 939 188 5element-acupuncture.com CLINICA DENTAL SORIANO Location: Edificio Marbelsun, Calle Calvario 8, pl. 6, arpt. 11, Marbella, Tel. 951 317 021, cdsoriano.com CORTIJO CARE MARBELLA Location: C/ Joaquin Turina, Cortijo Blanco, San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella. Tel. 952 780 18, c ortijocare.com COSMOCLINIC AND ISABELLE’S Location: Carretera de Cadiz N340, Urb. Marbella Real, Local 1. Tel. 952 815 944 COSTA COSMETICA BEAUTY Location: C/Marqués del Duero 68, San Pedro de Alcántara Tel. 952 703 304 CRYSTAL HEALING ENERGY CENTRE Location: No.35 A7 Centro Comercial Costasol - (166km). Bel-Air Estepona. Tel: 697 972 032 thecrystalenergyhealingcentre.com DENTAL CARE: C.C. Laguna Village, A-7, km.159, Estepona Tel. 952 936 552 / 615 071 563 dentalcaremarbella.com DYNAMIC TRAINING CENTRE MARBELLA Tel. 952 775 021 dynamicmarbella.com EL OCEANO BEACH HOTEL RESTAURANT & SPA Urb Miraflores Playa, Crta. A7 km.199, Marbella. Tel. 952 587 550, oceanohotel.com


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ENN CARE Location: Marbella Golf and Country Club, Ctra de Cádiz, N-340 Km 188, 29604, Marbella Tel. 663 048 477 enncare.com HC MARBELLA Tel.952 908 628 marbellahighcare.com HEALTHOUSE Urbanización Boladilla Baja, Esetepona 29689 Tel. 951 082 090 healthhouse-naturhouse.com LOOK YOUR BEST Location: Calle Ramon Areces, Marina Banús, Edificio III Local 3, Puerto Banús Tel. 951 134 990 lookyourbest.es LONG LIFE CLINIC Tel. 952 77 07 14, team@longlifeclinic.com MARBELLA’S COSMETIC DENTAL CLINIC Location: Plaza las Orquideas 2, Exit 173,5 Casino, Nueva Andalucia, Tel. 952 907 173, marbelladentalart.com MARBELLA CHIROPRACTIC Location: Urbanizacion Guadalmina Alta, Centro Comercial 4, Local 8, San Pedro de Alcantara. Tel. 952 880 398 marbellachiropractic.com MARBELLA VEIN CLINIC Location: Camojan Business Centre, Office 12 Tel. 952 867 003 marbellavein.com MARION DIAS Tel. 711 771 972 info@hypno-therapeutiques.co.uk hypno-therapeutiques.co.uk MARK DENTAL CLINIC Location: C. C Benavista, Puerto Banus and Fuengirola Tel. 951 272 267 / 952 810 408 / 952 917 164 markdentalclinic.com OCEAN CLINIC Location: Av. Ramon y Cajal 7, Marbella Tel. 951 775 518 oceanclinic.net Q MAX LASER TREATMENTS @ THE WELLNESS STUDIO Los Naranjos Golf Club Plaza Cibeles, Nueva Andalucia. Contact Sara Tel: 628936396 REFLECTIONS HAIR AND NAILS Centro Plaza Nueva Andalucía Tel. 952 906 524, reflectionsmarbella.com PURE SKIN BEAUTY ROOM @The Wellness Studio Los Naranjos Golf Club Plaza Cibeles, Contact Sofia Tel: 661 279 575 pureskin.es RAFAEL BUENO PELUQUEROS CELEBRITY HAIR STYLIST Tel.: 952 107 196 info@rafaelbuenopeluqueros.com rafaelbuenopeluqueros.com SINERGIA PILATES Avda. de Espana 62, Estepona Sinergiapilates.es THAI MITICA Calderon de la Barca, 48, Nueva Andalucia + 34 951 279 250 thaimitica@my.com

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BANG & OLUFSEN Location: Puerto Banús Main entrance. Tel: 95 281 72 50. Bang-olufsen.com ELLE MORGAN BOUTIQUE Location: Unit 31 Laguna Village (next to Purobeach) Tel. 647 869 831 FASHION VILLA Location: Paseo de Suiza, Elviria, Tel. 952 85 05 01

THE NAIL PLACE Location: Av Manolete, Tel. 952 818 636 thenailplacemarbella.com

FEYDOM MUEBLES Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana, Nave, Nueva Andalucia, 15, 29660. Tel. 951 51 87 87, feydom.es

TITANIUM CLINIC Location: CC Marbella Mar,2. Local 8 CN 340, Km179 Tel. 952 901 442 / 615 350 476 titaniumclinic.com

HOT OFF THE PRESS Location: Calahonda Commercial Centre Unit 7, Calahonda Tel. 952 930 392 hotpgreen.com

VILLAR-ARAGON CLINIC Plaza Joaquin Gomez Aguera 4, Marbella Tel. 952 823 155 clinicavillararagon.com

MARBELLA CARPETS Location: Edif. Casablanca, Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe Tel. 952 773 765 marbellacarpets.com

WOOD HAIRDRESSING Location: C.C Le Village, Ctra de Istan Tel. 952 771 791 wood-hairdressing.com

GIBRALTAR & SOTOGRANDE APHRODITE BEAUTY Location: 26/27 Ocean Village, Gibraltar Tel. +350 20062422 STEPHANIE’S BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS Tel: +350 54012896 / +350 54015841, stephaniesbb@outlook.com

SUSANS SKIN CARE Location: Specialist Medical Clinic 1st Floor ICC, Gibraltar Tel.+350 20049999  susanskincaregibraltar.com

Boutiques & Stores BOUDOIR BOUTIQUE Locaton: Cl Las Violetas nº4-5, Marbella. Tel. 952 813 068, info@boudoir.es, boudoir.es DE LA FUENTE Calle Sierra Blanca 1, Marbella. Tel: 952 90 20 80 LOFT & ROOMERS Oasis Business Center, Ctra. De Cádiz KM 183. Tel: 952 77 21 39, loftroomers.com NIMROD MESSEG Calle Aluminio 6, Marbella. Tel: 952 85 74 39, nimrodmesseg.com TIMELESS GALLERY Avda. José Banus s/n Edf. Málaga ll, Local 24. Tel: 670 256 275, timelessgalleryart.com UNIQUE FIRES Tel: 951 27 74 43, uniquefires.com ANTONIO SEIJO Location: Avenida Ramón Y Cajal 7, Marbella Tel. 952 900 140, antonioseijo.com ANTHONYS DIAMONDS Location: Avenida Ramon y Cajal 40 Tel. 952 588 795 anthonys-diamonds.com

TWIST BOUTIQUE Location: Centro Comercial La Colonia, San Pedro de Alcantara, twistboutique.es YORKSHIRE LINEN Location: Avenida de Andalucia (Av Carmen Saenz De Tejada), Nave 11. Tel. 952 197 577, yorkshirelinen.es

Cafés D’ALICIA Location: Centro Commercial El Pilar (opposite the Crowne Plaza Hotel) Estepona Tel. 952 823 761 DEZENTRAL Location: Calle las Malvas Ed. Online 19 -20, Marbella Tel. 952 81 86 48 NELI G’S Location: Complejo Los Palmeras de Benavista El Paraiso, Estepona, Tel. 952 928 576, neligs.com PAN Y MERMELADA Location: Urb. Marbella Real16, Avda. Bulevar Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Marbella Tel. 952 86 63 23, panymermelada.com PASSION CAFÉ Location: Calle Marqués del Duero, 68, Marbella, Tel. 952 78 03 44, passioncafe.eu/es SMALL WORLD CAFÉ Location: C.C. Le Village Tel. 952 771 046 smallworldcafe.com

Car dealerships & Rentals CAR GALLERY Location: Calle Pablo Ruiz Picasso s/n, Edif. Ferroman, San Pedro de Alcantara Tel. 952 799 260, F1cargallery.com C. DE SALAMANCA Location: Ctra.N 340, Km.171, San Pedro de Alcantara, Tel. 952 78 52 50


La Discret Restaurant, Grill & Garden is a lovely Spanish Hacienda recently renovated with Taste, Style and Elegance. Our chef Herman Stephan has designed an exquisite menu with French influences. A list of the most iconic cocktails will provide you with another “excuse” to extend you dinner with us!

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EUROPCAR Tel. 902105055, europcar.com

PEDRO SANCHEZ RIDING Location: Ctra. de Ronda Tel. 952 788 189

HARO Location: Urb El Pilar, Estepona, Tel. 952 883 122, haro-rentacar.com.

SALON VARIETES THEATRE Location: C/ Emanicipacion, s/n Fuengirola Tel. 952 474 542 salonvarietestheatre.com

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

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

Drink Suppliers BEERS WINES AND SPIRITS Calle Manuel Franco Cubeiro 28 Nave 4 Poligono Industrial El Pinillo Torremelinos, Tel:+34 952 373 233 bwsdrinksdistribution.com 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

Entertainment CINE TEATRO GOYA Carrer de Av. Julio Iglesias, Marbella. T.951 196 665 / 951 196 666, cinesteatrogoya.com COSTA JUMP Poligono Industrial, fase 2, Calle Carril de Picaza, San Pedro de Alcantara (ITV & Parque 3 Jardines) Tel: 952 787 018, costajump.com AVENTURA AMAZONIA Location: Avda. Valeriano Rodriguez Tel. 952 835 505, aventura-amazonia.com ESTUDIO61 Location: Calle Notario Luis Oliver 9, Tel. 672 296 074 estudio61.com HOUSES OF ART GALLERY Marbella Club Hotel Blv. Pr. Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Marbella, Tel. 952857196

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FINCA CORTESIN GOLF CLUB Location: Carretera de Casares s/n, Casares Tel. 952 937 883 fincacortesin.com FLAMINGOS GOLF CLUB Location: Ctra de Cadiz KM 166 Tel. 952 889 157 flamingosgolf.com

SELWO Autovia Costa del Sol, KM 162,500, Estepona, Tel. 902 19 04 82, selwo.es

LA CALA GOLF RESORT Location: Urb. La Cala Golf, Mijas Costa Tel. 952 669 000 lacala.com

TEAM4YOU Location: Puerto Banus Tel. 619 987 093 team4you.es

LA QUINTA GOLF ACADEMY Location: Urb. La Quinta Golf, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 902 204 208 laquintagolf.com

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

LOS NARANJOS GOLF CLUB Location: Plaza Cibeles, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 952 815 206 losnaranjos.com

Event Venues CORTIJO DEL MARQUES Location: Albolote (Granada). Tel. 958 340 077, cortijodelmarques.com LE PAPILLON Location: Urbanización Marbesa (Exit Camping Marbella Playa) Carretera de Cádiz Km. 193 Marbella T: 952 834 113; restaurantepapillon.com

MARBELLA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Location: Ctra de Cadiz, N-340 KM 188 Tel. 952 830 500 marbellagolf.com MONTE PARAISO Location: C/ Camino de Camojan s/n, Sierra Blanca Tel. 952 822 781 monteparaisogolf.com SAN ROQUE CLUB CN 340, Km 127, 11360 San Roque, Cádiz, Tel. 956 61 30 30, sanroqueclub.com

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

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

THE COURTYARD MARBELLA Location: Carretera Ojen 2.8Km, enquiries@thecourtyardmarbella.com, thecourtyardmarbella.com

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

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

SANTANA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Location: Ctra la Cala – Entrerrios, Mijas Costa Tel. 902 517 700, santanagolf.com

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

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

MARBELLA POLO CLUB info@marbellapoloclub.com, Tel. 639 30 85 55, marbellapoloclub.com

EL CHAPARRAL GOLF CLUB Location: Urbanizacion El Chaparral, N-340 KM 203, Mijas Costa Tel. 952 587 773, golfelchaparral.com

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

EL PARAISO GOLF CLUB CN 340, km 167, Estepona 296880 Tel. 952 883 835 elparaisogolfclub.com

VALDERRAMA GOLF CLUB Location: Avenida de los Cortijos, San Roque Tel. 956 791 200, valderrama.com

Gyms and Tennis Clubs DYNAMIC TRAINING CENTRE Location: Ctra de Istan, Centro Comercial Le Village Tel. 952 775 021, dynamicmarbella.com GLOW WELLNESS & FITNESS Location: Avenida Playas del Duque, Edificio Sevilla, Puerto Banus Tel. 952 908 507 glowplayasdelduque.com NCT Location: Urb. Monte Paraiso Golf Tel. 952 866 843 nctmarbella.com MGM Gym Location: Avenida de Manolete 10, Nueva Andalucia Tel. 952 817 219 mgm.com.es TITAN ACADEMY Location: Gaudi N. 11/13, Estepona, Málaga, 29680 Tel. 951 518 057 ; 608 337 171 titanacademy.eu


INDIA EXOTICA Location: Calle Fragua 43, Marbella Tel. 952 778 500 indiaexotica.com JENSEN BEDS Location: Poligno Nueva Campana 23, Nueva Andalucia, tel. 952 90 88 55, jensen-beds.com MESSEG DESIGN Location: C/Aluminio 6, Poligono Industrial La Hermita Tel. 952 857 439 messegdesign.com LA CASA BLANCA Location: La Colonia, Exit San Pedro, next to McDonalds, Tel. 952 78 91 98 LOFT & ROOMERS Location: Oasis Business Center, Ctra. De Cadiz km 183, Golden Mile, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 21 39 MARBELLA CARPETS Location: Edificio Casablanca, Golden Mile, Tel. 952 77 37 65, marbellacarpets.com MOBILE & DISEÑO Location: A7 – Km. 189, 5, Marbella, Tel. 952 83 76 01, mobiledis.com

Pets ADANA Location: Camino Padre Cura, Urb. Huerta Nueva, 14 Tel. 952 113 467 adana.es CLÍNICA VETERINARIA ZARPAS Y BIGOTES Location: Urb. Marbella Real, 13. Tel. 952 857 863/ 659 069 000, zarpasybigotes.com FAMA Location: Camino de Campanallas Tel. 620 354 885 famaspain.com MOBILE VET Location: Calle Santa Lucia, 23, San Pedro de Alcantara, Tel. 952 78 07 33, mobile-vet.com

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FOC DESIGN Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banus, Local 18, Puerto Banus, Tel +34 952 817 129 info@wearefoc.com, focdesign.es

SPECSAVERS Location: Avd. Ricardo Soriano, 12, Tel. 952 863 332, specsavers.es

TRIPLE A Location: Ojen Road, up from La Cañada Tel. 952 771 586, aaahelps. com

Photographers & Artists JULIA RODER Tel: 678 521 108, julia@juliaroder.com, juliaroder.com

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EZ HOME SOLUTIONS Location: Poligono Industrial Norte C/ Carril De Picaza, 23, San Pedro De Alcantara, Marbella, 29670 Tel. 952 799 344, info@e-z-home-solutions.com e-z-home-solutions.com

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SECRETZA Edificio Casablanca, Golden Mile, Marbella +34 952 764 595, sekretza.es

NALIPEMI Tel. 660 676 322 nalipemi@gmail.com

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ROCHE BOBOIS Location: Centro Comercial Torre Real, Marbella, Tel. 952 77 78 58, roche-bobois.com

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Avda. del Prado, Aloha Marbella Tel: 951 31 94 36

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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

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

Real Estate Offices CROWN ESTETS Hotel Puente Romano. T: 952 765 620 crownmarbella.com MARBELLA FOR SALE Edificio Marina Banús, Calle Francisco Villalón, Bl.4, Local 8, Puerto Banus. T: 952 90 73 86, marbellaforsale.com ENGEL & VÖLKERS MARBELLA Blvd. Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, La Poveda, local 5 (CN 340, Km 178.2), 29602 Marbella, Málaga Teléfono: 952 86 84 06, marbella-ev.com DIANA MORALES Av. Cánovas del Castillo, 4, 29601 Marbella, Tel. +34 952 765 138, DMproperties.com

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

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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.


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

BECKITT’S Location: Calle Camilo José Cela, Nº 4 Tel. 952 868 898, beckittsmarbella.com GARUM Location: Paseo Maritimo Tel. 952 858 858, garummarbella.com Great for drinks, snacks and a la carte dining. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

OLIVIA’S LA CALA Location:Calle Torreon La Cala de Mijas Tel. 952 494 935, oliviaslacala.com

PAELLA’S Y MÁS Location: Calle Jacinto Benavente 33, Entrance Ricardo Soriano 40, 29601 Marbella, Tel. 952 82 25 11, restaurantepaellasymas.com

Useful websites

Japanese

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

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

TAI PAN Location: Puente Romano Tel. 952 777 893, taipan-restaurante.com MARBELLA

International

PACO JIMENEZ CULINARY ART Location: Plaza de los Naranjos, 11 (Orange Square, 11) Marbella Centre Tel. 952 77 36 10 / 627 625 952

Italian

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

MIJAS COSTA

NUEVA KASKADA Location: Urb. La Montua, Calle Chorreadero, Marbella Tel. 952 864 478, nuevakaskada.com

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

Oriental

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

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.

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

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

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International

EAST OF MARBELLA International

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

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