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CONTENTS

home &lifestyle m a g a z i n e JANUARY-FEBRUARY

2017

DÉCOR & DESIGN 12 Bedrooms: elegant comfort 28 Walls: bold statements 36 Kitchens: contemporary style 44 Rugs: sumptuous textures 54 Dining: wow-factor entertaining 62 Living Room: creative ambiences 78 Tableware: natural charm 80 Heating: wintery cosiness 84 Lighting: intriguing reflections

116 Motoring: merging art and machine

88 Bathrooms: functional sophistication

118 Travel: funky Ibiza and glamorous Costa

92 Fabrics: smooth silkiness

122 A La Carte: fine dining with a touch of style

94 Property & Design Showcase: dream homes

124 Wine Notes: Ronda on a roll

100 Property Perspective: real estate market report 102 Globally Green: latest eco trends

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LIFESTYLE & LEISURE

126 Medical Minutes: visionary breakthroughs

104 First Person: business insights

128 Health & Beauty: wrapping up warmly

112 Exhibitions: premier global showcases

130 Art & Culture: beguiling convergences

NEWS & EVENTS 134 Festive review of inaugurations, anniversaries

and celebrations

142 Bulletin of companies, organisations and people

in the headlines

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MARMOL MARBLE | CERÁMICA TILE | BAÑOS BATHROOMS | COCINAS KITCHENS

Avda. José Martín Méndez s/n. 29680 Estepona (Málaga). T. 952 792 112

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The Jungle collection by Pierre Frey… Available from Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com) and UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es).

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In a world where technology is constantly evolving, interior designers are taking advantage of 3D software. For many years Udesign has been at the forefront of this technology offering it as a standard service for our clients. Our in house 3D department works together with the design team to provide our clients a glimpse into the future so they can visualize their fully furnished project before it is even built. After the general layout and space distribution has been finalised, the furniture, colours, fabrics and materials are selected and then implemented into the design. Every detail is brought to life enabling our clients to visualise their future home whilst still having the flexibility to experiment with different ideas along the way, avoiding any potentially costly errors or mistakes, as any changes in the design are made virtually. Udesign PolĂ­gono Industrial San Pedro, C/ PaĂ­ses Bajos 6 San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (Marbella) Tel. (+34) 952 794 117 info@udesign.es www.udesign.es


3D DESIGN “ Visualize your home in detail before it is even built ” Udesign Polígono Industrial San Pedro, C/ Países Bajos 6 San Pedro de Alcántara (Marbella) Tel. (+34) 952 794 117 info@udesign.es www.udesign.es


Casamance fabrics are available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com), Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es) and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com).

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EDITOR Fuengirola doesn’t usually attract much attention when measured against the more glamorous and chic appeal of Marbella. However, in many ways it provides an even more enlightening “classic Costa” microcosm of how 2016 proved to be a pivotal year in the Costa del Sol’s consolidation as one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and coveted residential-tourism destinations – as well as a permanent home for tens of thousands of expatiates from northern climes. We were reminded of this one recent evening, all rugged up in winter woollies because yes, even here in our Mediterranean paradise it does get cold at this time of the year (although we can still enjoy al fresco lunches by the sea most days), and about to check out a new restaurant that had been gaining effusive plaudits on social media. In most other places in Europe, people would either be already in bed or huddled on the sofa in front of a fireplace, sipping glögg or mulled wine, and watching a re-run of an almost invariably dreadful “Christmas movie”, a gleam of nostalgia watering their eyes. Here, in the relative backwoods of Los Boliches, on a Monday night late in December, the streets were full of revellers (okay, maybe not revelling, just other people also heading out for dinner, a soothing after-work drink or an evening toilet break with Jack Russell). Several sumptuous new watering holes and dining establishments had opened for the festive season, while others had refurbished their fatigued façades and sexied up their rather outdated menus. Just like other parts of the Coast – led by the time-honoured capital of luxury, Marbella – Fuengirola is being transformed after the crisis years, only gradually because there’s no place for over-exuberance or over-confidence after what we’ve all been through, but perceptibly. Record Costa del Sol tourism numbers in 2016 have made their mark, the Coast is (arguably) even cooler for visitors than it was pre-crisis, the local real estate market and home decoration and design sectors are enjoying reassuring and ongoing growth… and all of that augurs well for a positive 2017. In the meantime, from all of us here at Home & Lifestyle Magazine, we trust you enjoyed a restful and reflective festive period, and we hope you have a reinvigorating and rousing year ahead.

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The Over bed by Flexteam is made from multi-ply wood with a headboard and base assembled through metal angular joints. The covers are removable and the height of the spring is adjustable. Flexteam is available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva AndalucĂ­a (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

CARLOS LAMAS ARCHITECT FIND HIS WORK AT THE FINEST ADDRESSES: La Zagaleta Los Flamingos Los Monteros Sierra Blanca Marbesa

+34 609 572 275 Boulevard Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Urb. Marbella Real Local 25, Marbella www.essenzaliving.com

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BEDROOM BEAUTY Keep warm this winter with the Grizzly faux fur blanket by Sahco. It feels almost like real fur and perfectly finishes the look of the bed, giving it a truly wintery and cosy feel. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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DECO LIFESTYLE DESIGN SHOP

Centro Comercial Centro Plaza 44-46, Nueva Andalucia, next to the bullring in Puerto BanĂşs Phone +34 952 908 705 | openinghours: Monday - Friday 10.00 -18.00, Saturday 10.00 -14.00 www.siestainteriordesign.com | info@siestainteriordesign.com | facebook: siesta interior design


BEDROOM BEAUTY

KEEPING IT SIMPLE… Using just two or three basic colours in a bedroom keeps the space simple and easy on the eye. Above This uncomplicated teal and grey colour combination gives a sultry look, while the LED purple lights below the bed add an extra pizzazz to the room. Left Keeping your bedroom simplistic and clutter-free offers serenity and restful sleep. This elegant white room with touches of red provides a peaceful and romantic feel. All available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).

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BEDROOM BEAUTY

Jensen Beds have launched a new concept which they simply call their Nordic Line. Now the Nordic bed is no longer heavy and robust but, with this new range it is now a light, elegant eye-catcher using materials inspired by nature and modern fabrics. It has a timeless design that comes with accessories such as legs, headboards and bedside tables. You can choose from headboards with various widths and heights, and create a sense of unity by choosing the same fabric for the headboard as for the bed. The innovative Jensen Nordic Seamless covers the entire frame of the bed with fabric with no obvious seams. To top everything off, the bed is equipped with Jensen’s original zone system and the pocket-onpocket spring system, offering the ultimate in comfort. Available from the Jensen Store in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana in Nueva Andalucía (www.jensenstore.com).

OPPOSITE PAGE Above The new winter bedding collection by Blanc D’Ivoire comes in a range of bold colours. Available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com). Below Left This beautiful bed linen by Catherine Lansfield is elegant and timeless. Available from Yorkshire Linen in Marbella and Pol. Ind. Molino de Viento in Mijas (www.yorkshirelinen.es). Below Right Jane Churchill shows how you can combine patterned fabrics to create a playful look in your bedroom. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es) and The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).

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BEDROOM BEAUTY Above The Central Park collection by JAB Anstoetz comes in a range of different metallic tones that give it a great luxurious feel. Available from Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www. artedellusso.com) and UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es). Below This sophisticated bedding from Ashley Wilde has a striking marble design. Available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella. com) and Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).

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A wide variety in beds and mattresses. Not only for regular beds but also customized size and design.

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BEDROOM STORAGE

STYLISH STORAGE

Top Stylish wooden drawers with metal feet from Amboan. Available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.ilinterior.com). Above The design of this elegant wardrobe can fit into any style of bedroom. Available from Todo Madera in Estepona (www.todomaderaestepona.com). Right This contemporary wardrobe with drawers comes in 42 waterbased lacquer colours. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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The Nuit wardrobe by Riva 1920 is a plywood and hardwood wardrobe with a smooth façade and metal handle that offers modular units for various storage options. It can be customised with clothes racks, shelves and hardwood chests of drawers featuring a traditional dovetail joint. Inside this stylish wardrobe is aromatic cedar with a natural anti-moth agent, and LED lighting is also included. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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BEDROOM STYLISH STORAGE STORAGE

BOX CLEVER Boxed shelves give you the flexibility to be creative with your storage. Above Left By Lassen’s shelving units come in oak and black-stained ash, both with and without doors. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es). Above Right Cane-line’s box wall is manufactured in aluminium and teak and is weatherproof – so it can be used both inside and outside. Cane-line is available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Left Montana’s shelving system comes in 36 basic modules, four depths and 42 different colours, so you can decorate your home using the colours and functions that suit your own personal tastes and requirements. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

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BEACH LIVING AT ITS BEST New Release. Coming Soon... Aria Apartments in Mijas Costa will be released in early 2017.

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SENSATIONAL WALLS

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WALLS OF NATURAL BEAUTY MAKE A STATEMENT WITH BOLD PRINTS OF PLANTS AND FLOWERS TO INJECT SOME LUSH NATURAL BEAUTY INTO YOUR ROOM.

The stunning De Gournay hand-painted “L’Eden” Scenic wallpaper transports us into a whimsical paradise. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).

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SENSATIONAL WALLS

Go for a statement wall with the Noblesse Oblige range by creative wallpaper brand Inkiostro Bianco combining elegance with geometry. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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SENSATIONAL WALLS

The Niveum collection by Wall & Decò’s Wet System range is a real eye-catcher and is waterresistant – so it is suitable for a kitchen or bathroom (as shown here). Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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Left The new Raffia Madagascar range by Élitis adds a sensual, wild and natural feel to a room. Élitis is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), the Marmorin Design Center in Marbella (www.marmorinspain.com) and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Below This delicate wallpaper by Designers Guild livens up a plain neutral room giving it a new lease of life. Designers Guild is available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella. es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com), Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es) and the Marmorin Design Center in Marbella (www.marmorindesigncenter.com).

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Quality fitted kitchens Fitted wardrobes and dressing rooms · Doors Laminated and wooden floors Av. Juan Carlos I nº 52, Local 4. 29680 Estepona Telf/Fax: 952 808 640 · English: 629 020 486 info@decodaninteriores.com

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COOL KITCHENS

KITCHEN COSY… Consider integrating a stunning bioethanol fireplace into your kitchen diner for a cosy welcoming look. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).

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THIS PAGE The Ascot steel oven features onetouch ignition with an electronic oven time control, brass burners, and metal knobs and handles with cast iron enamelled griddles. It comes in stainless steel or eight different colours for the complete body. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com). OPPOSITE PAGE Above The S1 kitchen cabinet range has doors with four square edges and no handle. The system runs on an aluminium bar which can be lacquered. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com). Below This open-plan kitchen has an extended, perpendicular worktop, allowing you to use it as a bar or breakfast bench. Available from Decodan in Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.com).

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CHIC RUGS

RAVISHING RUGS

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Handmade and tufted using 100 per cent New Zealand wool, the Oona carpet by Normann Copenhagen comes in rose, mint and grey. The carpets all have smooth, rounded edges, and the contrasting line is made of pile that is three millimetres shorter than the rest. Normann Copenhagen is available from Siesta Interior Design (www.siestainteriordesign.com).

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Above Left The Curve hand-tufted viscose rug by Sahco has a striking graphic design which gives dimension and texture to the floor space. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). Above Right This beautiful Berber rug by Ebru is hand-knotted using the very best quality sheer wool. Berber is extremely thick and therefore highly durable, making it ideal for rugs. Available from the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com). Left The Phipps Aubergine purple rug by Designers Guild is iridescent and silky to the touch. This handwoven Phipps shaded rug graduates through a gentle ombre from dark charcoal grey to an intense aubergine purple. Designers Guild is available from Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es), Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com) and the Marmorin Design Center in Marbella (www. marmorindesigncenter.com).

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The Valia rug by Guy Laroche has a striking butterfly graphic design that is slightly raised in texture in some areas to give it an interesting dimension. Available from Marbella Carpets on Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe in Marbella (www.marbellacarpets.com).

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Mangas space rugs designed by Patricia Urquiola for Gandia Blasco are warm, multi-faceted and inspired by handwoven jumpers. Available from the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza (www. siestainteriordesign.com) and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).

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This sumptuous handwoven rug by Thibault Van Renne is made out of natural silk and comes in a range of attractive colours. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).

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ARCHITECT STUDIO For over a decade Udesign have colaborated with many of the countries leading architects on highend luxury projects in some of the most prestigious addresses in Europe including La Zagaleta Marbella, Verbier (Switzerland) and most reciently, Eaton Square London. In January 2016 the Udesign architect studio was formed with the intention of creating high-end luxury residential homes that are not only aesthetically stylish and contemporary on the outside, but also ooze sophistication and quality on the inside. This combination of both, the creative and the technical, define us as a very unique and innovative architectual studio as the architects and interior designer work together in the same company. Our design process begins from the inside out, focusing firstly on the interior spaces and their purpose to establish the best possible living environment while carefully considering exterior views, light, spacial planning and functionality. Given that Marbella boasts one of the best climates in Europe, we endeavor to create the feeling of an indoor outdoor living experience, where the terrace is a natural extension of the lounge, creating spaces which uplift the spirit and stimulate the senses.

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TOP TABLESDINING FABULOUS

FINE DINING THE DINING TABLE BRINGS FAMILY AND FRIENDS TOGETHER SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A TABLE THAT IS THE RIGHT SIZE FOR THE ROOM AND CAN ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE WHO COMES TO DINE.

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Treat your guests to a wow-factor table and you will be sure to impress them – not to mention with your cooking as well, of course! This stunning Gordon Deep Wood dining table by Cattelan Italia has a transparent varnished metal base that can also come in white, black or graphite-embossed lacquered steel. The eightcentimetre-thick wooden top has irregular solid wood edges in Canaletto walnut. Available from The Whitehouse in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com).

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TOP TABLES

Top The lightweight Turn dining table from Cane-line is designed by the Danish design duo Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen. The table-top has a core of birchwood veneer and is laminated on both sides – grey on one side and white on the other. Cane-line’s Blend chairs go perfectly with this dining table. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es). Bottom The solid quadrangular base holding the slimline table-top makes the Roger table from Il Loft appear to be almost floating. Leather, steel and wooden elements are combined to make this eye-catching piece of furniture. Available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.ilinterior.com).

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Left The Monza extendable table with supplementary table-tops comes in a variety of colours. Available from BoConcept on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.boconcept.es). Below This dining table with its solid wooden top and grey metallic base is complemented by brushed grey chairs to give the set a coordinated and stylish look. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).

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The Cartesio dining table is as elegant as it is iconic, featuring an original coated metal weightbearing frame consisting of four V-shaped elements. The top comes in wood veneer finish or slatted oak. The slatted oak top is matched with a rust Corten-finished base to give it a metropolitan look. Available from Calligaris on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.calligaris.com).

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SEAMLESS RESIN FLOORING POURED TO PERFECTION

Resinologia exclusively designs and installs luxury, bespoke resin floors that are durable, seamless and comfortable anywhere in the home. For commercial and industrial properties, resin is a safe, hygienic and durable flooring solution. Tel: (+34) 603 536 301 ¡ Email: enquiries@resinologia.com

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LUSCIOUS LIVING ROOMS

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LIVING ROOM

SPLENDOUR WITH ALL OF THE EXCITING NEW FURNITURE RANGES OUT THIS YEAR, WE CAN REALLY BECOME CREATIVE IN OUR LIVING ROOM - WITH A SIGNATURE CHAIR OR SOFA TO MAKE THE ROOM POP.

The iconic Bloom chair by Kenneth Cobonpue welcomes the organic beauty of the garden into the home. The chair is composed of hundreds of fine running stitches that radiate from the centre of the seat, and it has a handmade microfibre stitched over a fibreglass-reinforced top on a steel base. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (www.udesign.es).

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Above Left Il Loft’s Tulip tubular steel armchair has a back rest made from padded strips that frame the seat, forming soft flowing lines. Its sophisticated design makes it a timeless furniture piece. Available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.ilinterior.com). Above Right The Ricciolo chair by Tonin Casa comes in various finishes and colours and is revolutionary in its design. Due to its special patented bending mechanism, the Ricciolo is a chaise longue that can be turned into an armchair. Available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.ilinterior.com), Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza (www.siestainteriordesign.com), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Tela Bella near to the Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es). Left This upholstered chair from the Decadence collection by Prestigious Textiles brings art into the heart of the home with their series of opulent prints. The six Decadence designs are reproduced digitally on sumptuous velvet with sharp details and bold colours. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).

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The distinctive Shadowy chair by Moroso is made with handwoven polyethylene threads traditionally used for fishing nets, together with a coated steel frame. Moroso is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

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THE ORIGINAL BIOCLIMATIC ROOFING SYSTEM Tailored to your requirements / Innovative and exclusive opening and closing louvre roofing system Sales office Vergola Spain: Urb. El Rosario. Edf. Yellow Car, Local 2, 29604 Marbella Tel: (+34) 952 926 578 / (+34) 902 102 658 / info@vergola.es / www.vergola.es

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LUSCIOUS LIVING ROOMS

Above Bold and eye-catching, this peach-coloured sofa by Van Roon is built for comfort with wide seat cushions and seven back cushions. Van Roon is available from The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com). Below This rangy L-shaped sofa oozes comfort and style with matching poufs. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (www.imperialfurniture.es).

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SALES, INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PROJECTS

BEACHFRONT PUERTO BANUS, LOS GRANADOS 1,900,000€ A TOTALLY REINVENTED, REFINED CONTEMPORARY APARTMENT IN A PRIME LOCATION 3 bedrooms all beautifully completed with magnificent en suites, wall mounted TVs, stunning fitted bedroom furniture and ambient lighting, with a bright open plan high gloss white kitchen, fully equipped and ready with the latest appliances, custom built breakfast bar and dining table in sparkling Silestone Stellar Snow, a sophisticated lounge in the latest colour design including sumptuous sofas, with patio doors to the terrace and outstanding views to the garden, pool, beach and Mediterranean sea. Everything you see in this luxurious apartment is brand new and waiting for you. Los Granados has a 24 hour guarded entrance, on-site admin. Office, restaurant, indoor heated pool, gymnasium, steam room, leisure room, garage and store. Direct access to the promenade and beach and just a few minutes’ walk into vibrant Banus marina with delightful shops, restaurants, bars, night clubs and every facility you might require. 70 Centro Comercial Cristamar, Avda. Naciones Unidas, Puerto Banús, 29660 www.halcyon-properties.com | halcyon.realestate@gmail.com | Office: 952 818 540 | Carole: 630 727 690 | Allan: 639 865 779

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The Marrakech collection of jewel-coloured velvet fabrics in a tumbled effect was inspired by the Moroccan city from which this range was named. Today Interiors is available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es) and Tela Bella near to Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).

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FABRIC S, CURTA INS & HOM E INTERIO RS

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Yorkshire Linen and Beds & More MARBELLA Edf. Parque Carolina. Bvl. Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Golden Mile. 29602 Marbella. Tel: 952 773 165 Opening Hours: Marbella 10am - 6.30pm both shops

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The Danny sofa has a distinctive structure featuring a slim body that holds soft cushions which serve as back and armrests. The base of the sofa is raised by its metal legs, and it has one large seat cushion with fully removable covers. Available from Calligaris on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.calligaris.com).

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- INTERIOR DESIGN -

Bespoke, unique, timelessly elegant schemes designed with a personal touch and a lot of love

We speak: English, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Spanish and German Urb. Marbella Real, Local 19, 29602 Marbella (Målaga) Tel: (+34) 952 902 613 ¡ Mob: (+34) 620 055 640 E-mail: christina@whitehousemarbella.com

www.whitehousemarbella.com

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PIFF PAFF POUF POUFS NOT ONLY PROVIDE SOMEWHERE TO REST YOUR FEET BUT ALSO OFFER EXTRA SEATING POSSIBILITIES AS WELL AS DECORATIVE FURNITURE ITEMS THAT CAN COMPLETE THE LOOK OF THE ROOM…

Above Cane-line’s Divine footstool is handmade with a unique fabric that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The cover fabric has been crocheted and comes in several attractive and contemporary colours. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (www.plusstore. es), UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign. es) and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Left These Moroccan poufs are handmade by artisans and are all unique. Each piece of leather that makes up the pouf has been dyed, stitched together and embroidered by hand. The poufs come in three different colours: cognac (as shown here), white and silver. Available from Zoco Home in Centro Idea on the Mijas Road (www.zocohome.com). Opposite Page Pierre Frey’s bold and attractive designs add a touch of playful fun to a room. Available from Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com) and UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es).

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TANTALISING TABLEWARE

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DELICIOUS TABLEWARE

Above For winter treat yourself to this soup bowl from Villeroy & Boch’s Soup Passion range – and stay warm in style. Available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es). Left The charming handmade Souk range by HK Living is made out of stoneware and includes 12 items in the collection. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). OPPOSITE PAGE This dinnerware set designed by Dols & Martens was inspired by nature using simple materials, earthy colours and uneven forms. Available from the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com).

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HEAVENLY HEAT

NEAT HEAT A FIREPLACE NOT ONLY OFFERS HEATING BUT ALSO CREATES AN AMBIENCE THAT MAKES A ROOM WELCOMING AND COSY. The Ecosmart Igloo fireplace is made entirely of glass and stainless steel, making it extremely adaptable to fit into any style of room. The BK5 burner features an adjustable flame and comes as standard with the Igloo. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).

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Above The Mood outdoor fireplace is a robust Corten steel exterior fireplace that can be both freestanding and builtin. Corten steel is a metal alloy made up of iron and copper, phosphorus, silicon, nickel and chrome. Available from Unique Fires (www.uniquefires.com). Right Designed by interior architect Kees Marcelis, the Buzz fully portable outdoor fireplace uses a propane gas bottle hidden away beneath the fire, or alternatively it can be connected to a fixed natural gas supply. Available from Unique Fires (www.uniquefires.com).

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EXCITING LIGHTING

The Limbo captures an aerialist in action. The delicately hand-woven gossamer wires and the LED candles make this sculptural chandelier simply magical. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).

THE LOVE OF LIGHT DURING THE WINTER MONTHS, LIGHTING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER - CREATING A WARM AND WELCOMING AMBIENCE.

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Above Designed by Andrea Tosetto, Studio Italia Design’s Kelly suspension lamp is laser-cut, creating an intriguing light effect in a simple and timeless design. Available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es) and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcåntara (www.udesign.es). Below The Big Bang suspension lamp has a sculptural design that reflects light in a multitude of directions. Available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.direcolighting.es). HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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EXCITING LIGHTING

BEDROOM LIGHT Marset’s Mercer wall sconce has a simple fabric shade that floats in a transparent blown-glass structure. The light is diffused delicately and elegantly. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Comercial Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com) and the BoConcept Plus Store in Centro Negocios Oasis in Marbella and the Mijas Road (www.plusstore.es).

This Amane table lamp is handmade using high-quality brass. Its many holes diffuse the light in a particularly enchanting way. Available from Zoco Home in Centro Idea on the Mijas Road (www.zocohome.com).

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Costa Del Sol Market Leaders In Real Flame Electric, Gas and Wood Burning Fires

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DELECTABLE BATHROOMS

BATHROOMS WITH STYLE CONTEMPORARY BATHROOMS SHOULD BE NOT ONLY FUNCTIONAL AND SANITARY BUT ALSO WELL-DESIGNED LIKE A SANCTUARY.

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The Simi bathroom range by Bathco combines a teak wood cabinet, washbasin, towel rail and mirror. The bathtub and shower tray are made from stone. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).

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Above The contemporary Fussion collection by Fiora provides excellent storage and easy maintenance, as well as the ultimate in style. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com). Left The exquisite, freestanding and prizewinning Squaro Prestige bathtub by Villeroy & Boch has hand-fitted real-wood veneers. Its design is elegant with individual finishing. Available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es).

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FANTASTIC FABRICS

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OPPOSITE PAGE The Feathers collection by Casamance is a shower of bird of paradise feathers embroidered in blue or coral on cotton satin. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com), Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (www.cortidea.es) and the Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com). THIS PAGE Above Left The elegant Orion fabric from Creation Baumann is a high-quality embroidery made from an opaque linen in an earthy colour tone. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.artedellusso.es), Femont Galvan in Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com) and The White House in Urb. Marbella Real (www.whitehousemarbella.com). Above Right The Sirente range by Romo features two washable wide-width faux silks. This fabric drapes perfectly and is ideal for curtains. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es), Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (www.marmorindesigncenter.com) and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es). Left The Troy shiny fabric used here in the curtains is smooth and durable. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).

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PROPERTY SHOWCASE

NATURALLY MODERN LIVING IN THE MARBELLA HINTERLAND

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The finest aspects of Marbella’s luxury lifestyle are being recreated in an exceptional new development in the neighbouring Ójen municipality. Palo Alto is located just four minutes from La Cañada shopping centre in Marbella, in a tranquil setting surrounded by nature. Officially presented at the end of November by Ójen mayor José Antonio Gómez Sánchez and architect and developer Matías Villarroel, the ultra-select, cutting-edge residential complex is being developed by Round Hill Capital and designed by award-winning architects Villarroel Torrico. A leading global real estate investment company founded in 2002, Round Hill Capital has a proven track record in the acquisition and development of luxury properties. It has invested more than €6 billion in European real estate assets, has developed over 100,000 residential apartments in Europe, and is currently one of the largest landlords in the Netherlands and CEE region. In addition, the company owns and operates Nido Student Living, one of Europe’s fastest growing and leading student housing companies. The name Palo Alto was chosen in honour of the pinsapo tree, a native species in the area that will surround the development, which is located on the outskirts of Ojén and offers panoramic views of the sea and mountains. It will be built on 50 hectares, of which 40 per cent is set aside for green open space. Round Hill Capital stresses that the project is being developed in accordance with the Ójen PGOU (municipal town planning agreement) and it now has a building licence. Construction is due to begin early in the New Year and building work is planned between early 2017 and autumn 2018.

The total investment is projected at €250 million, taking into account land development, infrastructure and construction, and it is expected to generate hundreds of direct and indirect jobs. The first of six phases planned in total for Palo Alto will be made up of 60 apartments of two, three and four bedrooms, and 15 penthouses of three and four bedrooms. In addition, the master plan includes a health club for phase one, comprising a state-of-the-art gym, spa, swimming pool and children’s club. It also includes a business centre with a concierge service, plus 24-hour security. The apartments vary in price from €440,000 to €1 million. Palo Alto has already established itself as an ideal destination for those attracted to the area. Fifty per cent of phase one homes were sold in just four months, with buyers from 16 countries in Europe (with a high proportion from Germany and Belgium), North and South America, and the Middle East. Nearly half of the buyers are aged 50-60, with 40 per cent in the 40-50 age range. The majority either have older children or are “empty-nesters”, and they represent professionals from the business, finance, medical and design sectors. According to Round Hill Capital, in terms of preference, the buyers are mainly purchasing as a second home for holidays or to rent out, with a smaller percentage buying as a first home. For a free brochure visit lp.paloaltomarbella.com or to book a tour call (+34) 900 102 322. www.roundhillcapital.com / www.villarroeltorrico.com

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Wherever in the world you may be, beachside living commands a premium. Yet American equity fund Real Capital Solutions is soon to release Aria – a luxurystandard development of apartments on Mijas Costa with direct access to a stunning stretch of golden sands, and a very reasonable price tag. Today’s house-hunters could be forgiven for overlooking this idyllic location – settled between Fuengirola and Marbella – as there is little availability of new properties. But it is among the most convenient spots on the whole of the Costa del Sol. Not only does it enjoy clean beaches and clear waters with a choice of chiringuitos within walking distance, but it also neighbours the popular leisure area of Río Fuengirola and expansive shopping mall Miramar. Both Marbella, to the west, and Fuengirola, to the east, offer charming old towns with a lovely blend of traditional Spanish life and contemporary cuisine. It is a seven-minute drive from the train station and is immediately connected to the national highway, just 20 minutes from Málaga airport. Another common quandary for Costa del Sol property purchasers is the choice between beach or views. Yet again, Aria provides both. Its elevated position, on the horizon of the Mediterranean, allows owners and residents a privileged vista to tranquil seas with little more traffic than the occasional passing sailing boat. In terms of location, Aria is truly unique. Therefore, it is only right that the architectural team developed a suitably iconic design that set itself apart from the current trend of linear architecture. The inherent curves are featured throughout all of the property façades, communal areas and landscaping. And each of the 39 properties has been designed to maximise views, allowing plenty of Spanish light to flow throughout the lounge, kitchen and master bedrooms. The architectural team intentionally steered away from a more typically contemporary approach, aiming instead to create a welcoming community of three buildings, unified with swimming pools, large central plaza and manicured gardens. Even though this development has not been officially released for sale yet, Real Capital Solutions are already receiving an overwhelming amount of interest in Aria. Therefore, ahead of the 2017 launch date, they are inviting potential buyers to join a priority listing service where savvy investors can secure the best units upon release. If you would like to receive more information about Aria, contact: Real Capital Solutions Tel. (+34) 951 239 866 www.aria-mijas.com

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Heaven 11 – Reaching New Heights Designed by Ark Architects Completed in autumn 2016, this stunning modern villa, located in the hills just 15 minutes from Puerto Banús and Marbella, sets the bar even higher for luxury residences on the Costa del Sol. The property is for sale – fully decorated with bespoke furniture and finishings – exclusively through estate agent Terra Meridiana. Occupying a 5,000 square plot just below the top ridge of the prestigious La Zagaleta estate in Benahavís, Heaven 11 has a built area of over 2,300 square metres on three levels, plus an additional 330 square metres of terraces, and has been designed by Sotogrande-based architectural practice Ark Arquitectos. The entry level features a dramatic hallway, with twin staircases and lift, opening onto a huge living room with uninterrupted views to the sea. Adjacent are a second sitting room, dining room and 55 square metre professional-quality kitchen. There are also two en-suite guest bedrooms on the main floor. Upstairs, the palatial master suite has its own living room, dressing area and elegant bathroom, as well as a private terrace. There are two more double bedrooms on the same level, both with dressing rooms, private bathrooms and terrace access. Downstairs, there is a state-of- the-art entertainment floor, with bar and lounge area, indoor infinity pool, cinema, gym, wine cellar, office, two guest suites and a garage with space to store a sizeable car collection. The extensive gardens are fully landscaped and the terrace by the outdoor pool and jacuzzi has a chill-out and barbecue area, making it the perfect place to spend summer evenings. Within its 2,200 acres (800 hectares) of oak and cork-forested hills, La Zagaleta offers its privileged residents 24-hour security, a choice of two members-only 18-hole golf courses, an equestrian centre and even a heliport. Adam Neale, Terra Meridiana’s director, says, “We are proud to have been chosen to market such an exciting property and have already received numerous enquiries. Heaven 11 marks a new high in contemporary homes on the Costa del Sol and will appeal to those who demand only the very best.” www.terrameridiana.com / www.ark-architects.com

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NEW YEAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MARKET By John Graham

A New Year brings new opportunities for the property market on the Costa del Sol, so what can we expect in 2017? Before looking into the crystal ball to predict the future we first need to look back at 2016 and beyond to understand recent trends and the property market’s starting point for 2017. The years 2015 and 2016 were important for the Costa del Sol property market. You could argue that it turned a corner in terms of sales and prices. Major foreign investors and banks headed to the Costa del Sol to invest in newbuild apartment and luxury villa projects, as well as bank repossession apartment and villa projects. Resale properties sold well and there was a substantial increase in refurbishments, bringing older properties up to modern standards. The golden triangle of Marbella, Benahavís and Estepona benefited the most from major property developments, but Mijas Costa and Málaga also enjoyed a substantial increase in new developments. Year-on-year property sales increased steadily during 2015 and 2016 and, most significantly, property prices bottomed out in almost all prime locations on the Costa del Sol. Prices started to rise in the second half of 2016, so all in all a positive property market. In 2017 new-build luxury apartment and villa projects will continue to grow along the Coast, as will more affordable apartment projects. Architects will be busy designing state-of-the-art modern contemporary luxury properties, which are now in great demand.

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Luxury living on the Costa del Sol will continue to improve as more new homes and refurbished homes will have cutting-edge technology included as standard, which in previous years would have been an extra luxury. There will be floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, under-floor heating, openplan interiors, automation systems and energy-efficient homes with low greenhouse gas emissions using the latest technology. Interior designers will continue to be challenged this year to create spectacular luxury interiors for villas but also to improve luxury interiors for mid-market properties. In 2017 mortgages should continue to be more available and offer historically low interest rates, making it easier for buyers to purchase their dream home on the Costa del Sol. Geopolitics apart, the volume of property sales should continue to grow year on year on the Costa del Sol in 2017, if resale and new properties offer buyers good value for money, good quality and good capital growth. So, my crystal ball predicts another good year for the property market on the Costa del Sol. In future editions, I will be writing about property trends on the Coast and keeping you up to date on the movers and shakers in the industry in 2017. In the meantime, a happy and prosperous New Year to all Home & Lifestyle Magazine readers. John Graham is a senior surveyor and advisor to property investors. Tel. 657 337 477 / (+ 44) 203 2900 983 / gk.ipad@me.com

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First let me congratulate you on surviving another year. Happy New Year everyone! I hope this will be an excellent one for you, and let us all try to do more to save this lovely world we live in. Recycled and eco-friendly products are everywhere; wood especially is a material which we can find all over the place. It just takes a bit of time to go and find what you want. I showed you last issue what could be done with wine bottles in a wine shop. A very good idea and I hope that, whoever drank all the wine, didn’t have a horrible hangover! Have a look at this restaurant in China, The Tang Palace by FCJZ Dezeen. It is very smart, really fun and a great design using bamboo, which is such a versatile wood, used all over the place because it is simply marvellous. It is not really a recycled material here because, due to its profligacy, it is found all over the world. I love gardens and gardening, as well as designing them. Here in the south of Spain, with a bit of work and letting the weather work its magic, now is the time to get into doing all the things in the garden that will ensure it is looking fantastic when spring come round. People have created design work in gardens to great effect. Have a look at what is being used: old tyres, plastic bottles, a piano, a cello, more tyres, an old chest of drawers… there is an infinity of materials. Do try out something different when you get into your garden, and save those many objects which would otherwise be thrown out.

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OF CREATING LUXURY PROPERTIES INTERVIEW WITH IVAN GEORGIEV AND YURI BULICAN FROM BANUS GROUP

When was the Banus Group established and what is the concept behind the company? Banus Group was established in 2011 and since then has continued to grow and start new projects. Our main concept is to have a creative and experienced team, and that’s why we are always looking for talented and dynamic people to join us. We try to be close to our clients and to make them feel safe and comfortable with us. For any project we undertake – turnkey, renovation, interior design or property acquisition – we lead our clients through all the processes, trying to benefit them and helping to avoid problems and complications. Our main objective is to give the best quality and to apply all our professionalism in everything we do. At the present time it’s not enough just to do your job: now it’s very important to follow all the innovations and to know all the modern tendencies. That’s why we never stop studying and improving our professional skills.

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What kind of projects have you been involved in and what were you most proud of? All the projects we have undertaken and have participated in have always been very special for us, because we have dedicated all our imagination and professionalism to them. Every project is a very creative process. The creation of a home cannot be only about building: it’s a synergy of the emotions, expectations, design preferences and unique style of every person. This year we have completed several projects that are really worth being proud of: new brand villas with exclusive designs, and renovations that have given new life to the houses and their owners, as well as fantastic architectural projects that are to be developed next year. Tell us more about the many different services that you offer... Banus Group offers an unparalleled range of services to help you get the house of your dreams. Our great advantage is being able to cover all areas: construction, design, landscaping, legal support and real estate.

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Banus Group uses only modern and reliable construction machinery. Our brigades, made up of highly qualified professionals, are equipped with all the necessary tools. Our company cooperates with many well-known manufacturers of building materials and equipment. This enables us not only to provide high-quality construction but also to offer excellent prices. The interiors of our houses are an authentic reflection of their luxury. Bathroom fittings decorated with gold from leading Italian brands Gentry Home, Labor Legno and Gaia; fireplaces created with the best marble; porcelain from the most famous Italian houses, Petracer’s and Emil Ceramica… every detail is a quality label. Marvellous spa centres, decorated with mosaic from renowned brand Friulmosaic, in accordance with the individual project, and always a modern jacuzzi located in the upper part of the home with exciting sea views… these are our distinctive lines. When it comes to equipping the interiors, every room is an art creation. Luxury houses all over the world have been built in collaboration with the brands Andrea Fanfani (furniture) and Cad’oro (kitchens), and we are proud to be their partners. Our designers use specialised and advanced software and regularly improve their skills and investigate current trends in the field of building design. Why should people come to Banus Group? First of all, because we are really in love with our work and we transmit this sensation to our clients. Everything we do is based on confidence and solid warranties. Banus Group’s experts develop projects of any complexity and a variety of architectural styles. All the calculations have high precision and are carried out in accordance with the requirements of standard technical documents. The layout and design of the buildings are defined by actual trends in architecture and construction. In addition, they take into account urban planning traditions in the specific region of Spain. All these aspects help us to work successfully with the most demanding clients. Banus Group C/ Ramon Gomez de la Serna 22, Local D, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 866 339 / 616 381 860 / 618 779 554 Tel. Russia (+7) 495 9971 444 info@banusgroup.com / www.banusgroup.com

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A GLOBAL STYLING CONCEPT IN SOUTHERN SPAIN INTERVIEW WITH CARLOS LAMAS (ARCHITECT)

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How would you describe your architectural style? I don’t have “one architectural style” because my vision and concepts change from time to time. These changes are partly in response to new clients’ demands but mainly as a result of my personal research around the world into the deeper meanings of lifestyle. After working for 30 years in Marbella, and observing many changes in the kinds of clients, especially when it comes to nationality and age, it is impossible to be in this industry and always follow the same style. You have had a great deal of success on the Costa del Sol… Why do you think your architectural style has been so popular here? Because I follow the waves… interspersed with my own opinions. The market can be a cruel factor, because it is something that is out there and we cannot change it towards our direction. However, we can combine our vision in that direction and offer a product that fulfils both clients’ wishes and mine as an architect. I look for aesthetic harmony. Architectural styles can change, and that is not only my decision. I have had a great deal of success on the Costa del Sol thanks to recognition of my work over the years, and because people can see them as signature designs.

You are also one of the owners of Essenza Living… Tell us more about the concept. What has this year got in store for you and your architectural team? Essenza Living is a dream come true, which I share with Patrick van Dam, my business partner in the real estate sector. It is a selection of properties designed every year under my signature, for sale. Various investors in the real estate Industry, and in other sectors, believe in my designs and Essenza’s standards of quality, and give our company the opportunity to undertake the whole project management until the house is on the market. We have sold every house during the past four years, which is a great success. In 2017 there will be new signature houses along the coast, but we will also add a new generation of luxury villas with prices starting at €10 million. Marbella has unlimited potential to be the best residential tourism city in Europe. Carlos Lamas (Architect) Golden Mile Commercial Centre Marbella Real, Marbella Tel. (+34) 609 572 275 carlos_lamas365@yahoo.es www.carloslamas.com

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HOME FURNISHING WITH A TOUCH OF LOVE INTERVIEW WITH JULIE LAW & STEPHANIE SMITH FROM YORKSHIRE LINEN/BEDS & MORE

What is the basic concept behind Yorkshire Linen/Beds & More? We aim to achieve an easy, relaxed and enjoyable shopping experience at Yorkshire Linen and Beds & More, providing excellent customer service with quality and good value for money. We are always looking out for the latest designs throughout the seasons, and we find it exciting to bring new designs and ideas into the stores. We aim to make the store a one-stop shop for easiness… living spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms. With expert advice to help customers choose, for example, the correct mattress, we feel it’s almost like finding the shoe that fits perfectly. After all, those finishing touches such as curtains, cushions, rugs and throws make your house a home to love. How would you describe your style at Yorkshire Linen/Beds & More? You will find a wide selection of products to choose from in many different styles and designs from both stores: from bang on trend colours and fabrics, nat-

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ural linen, rich earthy textures and shabby chic vintage style bedding to classic, elegant and luxurious crushed velvet with diamante finishing touches. Modern and contemporary – we have it all. What should people look out for when buying bed linen? Quality bedding at affordable prices… Make sure that you have the correct size for your bed for a better fit. Our advice would be, if you love your bed, the feel of soft, luxury sheets which helps you achieve a good night’s sleep is money well spent and a good investment that should last for many years. When buying curtains, what are the various options available? It is important to measure the size of the window correctly, from height to width, to make sure that the curtain fits perfectly. Ready-made curtains and voiles come in different lengths and widths, with the option of eyelets that simply slide onto a pole or curtains with header tape

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that hooks onto a ring/pole or track. For windows that don’t have readymade sizes available we offer an alteration service. Blackout curtains that keep out the light and heat are a good option here in Spain due to the hot summer, as they protect inside furniture and fabrics, etc., from fading. Accessories such as tie-backs, hold-backs and coordinating cushions are also available. Single or double poles in different coloured metal or wood are available in various sizes. In conclusion… The staff at Yorkshire Linen and Beds & More are not just a working team but like a big family, and with a mix of nationalities… English, German, Spanish and Russian. Yorkshire Linen / Beds & More Prestige Parque La Carolina, Golden Mile, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 773 165 / 952 773 888 info@yorkshirelinen.es / info@bedsandmore.es www.yorkshirelinen.es / www.bedsandmore.es

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FAIRS & EXHIBITIONS

DESIGN SHOWCASE AT THE HEART OF BUSINESS

INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS IN PARIS

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Maison&Objet Paris has once again upgraded the trade experience for its January show in Paris from 20 to 24 January. The organisers’ ongoing objective is to broaden the fair’s professional audience while continuing to meet exhibitors’ expectations and to that end they are keen for “industry professionals to find a rich and inspiring visitor experience and exhibitors to enjoy the updated layout, which will allow them to reach new markets”. As they note, “With the rise of multichannel marketing, visitors expect an inspiring and tangible experience, one that justifies travelling a long way to attend the fair.” In addition to the Inspirations Forum, which will continue to provide forwardlooking insight into the industry, M&O will now be offering a quick overview of the season’s highlights with a What’s New! exhibit in each of the “Maison” and “Objet” hubs. With the aim of bringing more visibility to retailers, M&O will offer greater integration of fabrics and home textile brands into the “Cosy & Elegant” sectors, and a specific focus on the “Kids” sector, while also working on achieving greater synergy between the halls more specifically targeted to contract professionals, “Actuel” and “Influences”. Furthermore, in a new strategic step in its digital strategy, the organises are launching the Maison&Objet and More (MOM) platform: mom.maison-objet.com. Celebrating emerging talent is a long-standing tradition for Maison&Objet, and this month’s Rising Talent Awards – which “reveal tomorrow’s star lifestyle designers in a curated space” – honour the United Kingdom, with the support of

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Sir John Sorrell, founder of the London Design Festival, London Design Biennale and Saturday Night Club Trust. According to the organisers, “This season the show invited six of the most famous names in the world of design and lifestyle to nominate one of the six talents. From the most promising in Great Britain today, whether British nationality or from abroad, one thing unites them: living and working in the UK. Maison&Objet Paris is committed to promoting excellence, innovation and quality, while nurturing inspirational creatives.” The six internationally acclaimed designers are Sir Paul Smith, Tom Dixon, Ilse Crawford, Nigel Coates, Ross Lovegrove and Jay Osgerby; and the “UK Rising Talents”, Marcin Rusak, John Booth, Giles Miller, Sebastian Cox, Studio SWINE and Zuza Mengham. Finally, every year, Maison&Objet spotlights the most outstanding names on the contemporary international design and décor scene, with a leaning towards the specific focus that characterise each of the two shows: a more product designoriented profile for January and a designer recognised for their work in interior design for September. The person chosen to receive the award has the opportunity to showcase their work in a space entirely designed by and dedicated to them, and in January the “Designer of the Year” is Pierre Charpin. www.maison-objet.com

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TO SAY THAT THE EVE MK II BY BANDIT9 IS UNCONVENTIONAL WOULD BE TO UNDERSTATE ITS STUNNINGLY REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN. CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR M.A.D. GALLERY IT IS – WITH ALMOST JUSTIFIABLE HYPERBOLE – DESCRIBED AS “TAKING THE JOY OF RIDING A MOTORCYCLE TO A LEVEL BEYOND IMAGINATION”. 116

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This custom creation is an evolution of the limited edition EVE and was designed and handcrafted by Bandit9, a Saigon-based workshop known for breaking the mould and building bespoke bikes with a futuristic design. As the company’s “Bandit Chief”, Daryl Villanueva, says, “Riding is a form of meditation for me. I’m at peace when I’m on a motorcycle. My focus is directed toward the road and nothing else. I can’t think of anything else I do that requires my complete attention on the present.” The process starts with the stripping of a 1967 Honda Supersport, followed by a complete facelift. “While everyone tends to go old-school on their custom designs with a few tweaks to make it look current,” adds Villanueva, “we tend to ignore the past and just make leaps forward.” A standout design feature of the EVE MK II (which will be limited to nine pieces) is its handcrafted unibody tank in a sleek bullet shape built from a single piece of hand-polished steel. “While visually appealing, the form also combines the tank, seat and rear cowl into one – not an easy feat. One wrong move and the metal must be scrapped and the process restarted from the beginning.” Adding to the production level of difficulty is the fabrication of the X Cowl. It is a common shape in origami, but executing it in steel requires particularly skilled hands and great patience. Other handcrafted details include a cowhide leather seat worked into the elongated unibody tank, custom exhaust, exposed suspension and electric starter. “We want our bikes to embody (an) optimistic future and to show others that we don’t have to live in this cookie-cutter world where cars all look the same,” says Villanueva. “I actually blame bureaucracy and stringent road rules for killing imagination and possibility. That is why I named the company after outlaws. Because we’re not playing by those rules.” He says that being part of the MB&F M.A.D. Gallery was always the dream. “This isn’t an exaggeration. It actually was a goal that I had set myself when I started Bandit9. I wanted to create something that could stand next to the finest machines out there. And I always said that if the M.A.D. Gallery ever called me, I would know that I am onto something good.”

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When clients Jason Bull and Nick Reid approached Sean Cochrane to transform the Es Vivé deco bar and, eventually, the whole hotel, they all shared the same vision. Quite simply, a fusion of art deco style and Ibizan nightlife to create “a beacon of white and turquoise between Playa D’en Bossa and Ibiza Town”. The £2.5 million makeover of the “funkiest hotel in Ibiza” included the incorporation of subtle features of the 1940s building, one of the few remaining listed structures on the island, and the modern twists of new Ibizan nightlife culture. As they describe it, “The art deco exterior façade is permeated with Ibizan turquoise and white, while the interior exudes a new world from old Ibiza – subtle greys, luxurious soft furnishings and bespoke detailing throughout that provide a sanctuary from the bustling Ibizan nightlife below.” Styled by Bull and Reid and executed by Cochrane (creative director and founder of Cochrane Design), the hotel bar “breathes art deco style with an ageless, elegant tone. The art deco mirroring, barrel chairs and pearlised bar create a fusion of decadence and originality”. The winner of a 5* Award for “Best Hotel Interior Spain” at the Europe Property Awards and named “Best Hotel Under 200 Rooms Europe” at the International Hotel and Property Awards 2016, Es Vivé is one of the few hotels on the island offering spacious outdoor areas. The luxurious beach club-style Sky Bar is reminiscent of the Blue Marlin, offering elevated panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea below for guests and a relaxing hub for island socialites and creatives to enjoy drinks when the sun goes down, with pure white linens, recliners juxtaposed with palms, and a pool DJ’ed by different artists for a truly Ibizan vibe. Photos: Paul Craig www.hotelesvive.com / www.cochranedesign.com

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AT THE DOUBLETREE BY HILTON RESORT

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After an earlier collaboration in Paris, Home & Lifestyle Magazine once again joined the modelling agency Scouting Division for a glamorous fashion photo shoot – this time closer to home at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higuerón. The hotel is one of the Costa del Sol’s premier new hotel resort projects. It was re-branded in 2015 following an agreement between the global hotel chain and Reserve del Higuerón, and the Costa del Sol thus became the first location in Europe, and one of only two worldwide, to have a Hilton Worldwide adultsonly (recommended for guests 16 years and over) resort and spa. The sedately refined Reserva del Higuerón gated residential development is located in Benalmádena municipality, just 10 minutes from Málaga’s international airport. The hotel has been designed to create a “gallery” ambience, with a wide and diverse range of amenities and services. These include the Nagomi Spa, which was named as the second best spa in Spain by luxury travel club Voyage Privé and offers wellness therapies, waterfalls, an indoor pool, a Turkish bath and a sauna, as well as extensive fitness facilities including tennis and pádel tennis courts, sand sports (volleyball, etc.), a gym with high-performance technology and personal trainers, yoga and pilates, and two outdoor pools. Other amenities include a shopping centre, baby massage courses, flower essences management, feng-shui and chi-kung oriental techniques, and a 250 square metre avant-garde art exhibition area. The hotel resort has a total of 177 rooms, including 24 junior suites, while its flagship restaurants are the Al Rolo (for seafood and Mediterranean cuisine) and the Sollo Restaurant by Diego Gallegos, which received a highly coveted first star in the 2016 Michelin Guide. Another enticing haven for guests is the Infinity terrace bar on the top floor, with a panoramic pool, sky chill-out lounge and stunning views over the Bay of Fuengirola. DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higuerón www.hotel.reservadelhigueron.com www.doubletree3.hilton.com Make-up: Maria Jose Castro Clothing and accessories from: Delvina www.delvina.com Beshlie www.beshlie.com Cocoylola www.cocoylola.com Hedara www.hedarabags.com Homies www.homiesmarbella.com Olivier Weber www.oliverwebercollection.com Roberto Sunglasses: www.robertosunglasses.com Slaynetwork www.slaynetwork.co.uk Tankey www.tankey.es Vanity Rosa www.vanitarosa.com

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Glamorous Decorative Makeover AT LA SALA RESTAURANT & BAR Photos by: Pedro Jaén

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Just before Christmas, the La Sala Restaurant & Bar underwent a jaw-dropping refurbishment to give customers even more of a wow-factor when they come to visit this popular celebrity haunt. The design work was carried out by the creative FOC Design team, who also designed La Sala’s sister restaurant, OAK Garden & Grill, and La Sala Gibraltar. To celebrate the new look, La Sala Banús threw two VIP parties attended by, among many others, international football referee Mark Clattenburg and Marbella Town Hall luminaries Javier Porcuna and Manuel Osorio. Guests enjoyed free-flowing beverages and La Sala’s signature canapés while being entertained by the Masquerade Duo, Jackie Brown Band, Menzillon Drum Duo and Planeta 80 from Córdoba. The idea behind the refurbishment was to allow for more seating, as well as to refresh La Sala’s overall look, maintaining its contemporary and chic feel with a touch more glamour. FOC Design introduced a smoky and sexy colour palette which was inspired by textured flamingo wallpaper with grey, charcoal and smoky gold colours. Where there has been a particularly noticeable transformation is in the Piano Room, not only because of the extended seating area and a new stage, but also the overall ambience of this exclusive area, now called the Live Lounge. Other decorative touches include glorious chandeliers and new curved booths in camel velvet surrounded by a matte gold chain curtain lit from above. The bigger stage was completed with a nature wall backdrop and fairy lights to frame the talented entertainers who perform at La Sala. Outside there is new teak-coloured decking, retractable pergolas to provide shade from the intense sun and fairy lights wrapped around palm trees to create a charming ambience during the evening. Their large international menu has something to offer everyone at very reasonable prices. All of the dishes have been well thought-out and are beautifully presented on the plate. Reservations: Tel (+34) 952 814 145 reservations@lasalabanus.com www.lasalabanus.com

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WINE NOTES

Ronda is on a Roll By AJ Linn

WHEN PRINCE ALFONSO HOHENLOHE MADE IT KNOWN THAT HE WAS HEADING UP TO THE SIERRA DE RONDA TO MAKE WINE, ALL OF US IN MARBELLA THOUGHT HE HAD LOST HIS MARBLES. IN SPITE OF BEING RECOGNISED AS A VERSATILE BUSINESSMAN WHO HAD TURNED HIS HAND, ADMITTEDLY WITH MIXED RESULTS, TO A NUMBER OF PROJECTS, THIS WAS A NEW ONE. WHAT DID OUR BELOVED AND CHARISMATIC ALFONSO KNOW ABOUT GRAPES AND VINEYARDS AND ALL THAT? The Marbella Club had passed out of his ownership and the assumption was that Alfonso now had enough money to do whatever he wanted. Retirement was not an option, so his thoughts apparently turned to the Cortijo de la Monjas finca that he had owned for many years near Ronda. The property, set in a natural valley among rolling hills, was a delightful place even without vineyards, but his friend, the gentleman oenologist Marqués de Griñon, saw other possibilities. Flying-winemaker Michel Rolland also became involved and 80,000 French vines were planted. The resulting wines from 1992 on were passable, and mainly bought by wine snobs, although the rosado did win a minor award. Matters improved when Juan María Vetas, now with his own bodega, came to Ronda from Bordeaux and took over. But, as tends to happen in any business, Alfonso’s was sold to a multinational company and the distinctive label disappeared. Up in them there hills at between 750 and 1,000 metres altitude, you can expect to find mostly Shiraz/Syrah, Petit-Verdot, Tempranillo and Cabernet-Sauvignon grape varieties, and occasionally the local Romé. At the outset many people thought Ronda wines were overpriced, and restaurants on the Coast refused to list them for that reason. Prices have now come down to a more reasonable level. Celebrated English wine writer John Radford (RIP) once wrote ‘the dream has taken hold’, referring to the Ronda wine industry and its huge potential. Similarly, at a wine conference a few years ago, Jancis Robinson sat with some of the world’s best winemakers, including American Paul Draper and Spain’s enfant terrible Alvaro Palacios, to spread the same message. Wine had been made in the Sierra de Ronda since the beginning of time, and in spite of its artisan nature the activity gave work to people who otherwise would have had to scratch a living from subsistence farming. Unfortunately the phylloxera bug devastated Ronda’s vineyards in the 19th century and the region was put out of the wine business for the foreseeable future. It is now very much back in action, all happening in the last couple of decades. There is a heavy non-Spanish influence in the area, with several producers being of foreign origin. German-born Federico Schatz got his wine to the market before Hohenlohe, and Swiss Conrad-Stauffer, who started in 1991, recently sold his bodega, having finally perfected wines like Soleón, San Lorenzo, Cristina and Niño León. To make wine in Ronda you need to be patient. The Cortijo los Aguilares 800-hectare finca, acquired by José Antonio Itarte, a Basque businessman, in 1999, will take years to become profitable, as he himself admits. But in the meantime ace winemaker Bibi Garcia continues to win international awards for the Pinot Noir. The other wines, such as Tadeo and Pago del Espino, are far above average for the region. Currently only a few hectares are under vines but plans are afoot for expansion and also a white variety to add to the already existing Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah, There are four Cortijo los Aguilares reds and a rosado, all very good indeed. The regular vino tinto (2015) is the wine of the year as they say, made with Tempranillo, Syrah and Merlot. Good value at €11 euros (all prices ex-bodega, though

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you will find these wines at most major outlets, since they are certainly among the best and most representative of the Ronda region.) The rosado is equally good and the same price. The Pago El Espino (2014), a blend of Petit Verdot, Tempranillo and Syrah, is about as typical a Ronda wine as you can get. Not exactly a snip at €19, but very full and flavoursome. The Tadeo 2013 has sold out but the new 2014 vintage is to be released soon. This Pinot Noir is many aficionado’s favourite wine from the bodega; limited production and hand-numbered bottles: €30. Which brings us finally to the star of the bodega, the Pinot Noir (2015), though by the time you read this all will be gone. Bodega owner Jose Antonio Itarte is a lover of great burgundies, so wanted to produce a notable Pinot Noir – and he has succeeded. The winery oenologist, Bibi Garcia, although having worked on two continents, had never made a Pinot Noir until 2004, when the first Aguilares one appeared on the market. It is highly unusual for a Pinot Noir, a difficult grape variety and very delicate to be produced successfully at such a high altitude where the winters can be harsh. But Bibi did it, not once, but three times, which is the number of top awards the wine won in consecutive years at the Mundial de Pinot Noir at Sierre, Switzerland. The Gold Medal was the prize as the top choice out of more than 1,100 wines from 25 countries, blind-tasted by an expert jury.

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Cutting-Edge Help FOR KNEE INJURIES AND POOR VISION Medical Minutes by John Schieszer

“Our findings confirm the safety and feasibility of cartilage grafts engineered from nasal cells to repair damaged knee cartilage, but use of this procedure in everyday clinical practice is still a long way off as it requires rigorous assessment of efficacy in larger groups of patients and the development of manufacturing strategies to ensure cost effectiveness,” said lead author Ivan Martin, professor of tissue engineering at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel in Switzerland. He said that, while this is was a promising advance and might ultimately help patients with osteoarthritis, much larger studies with longer follow-up were required before this technique could be widely available.

USING THE NOSE TO TREAT DAMAGED KNEES Researchers are now reporting they have successfully harvested cartilage cells from patients’ own noses to produce cartilage transplants for treating bum knees in 10 adults. All the patients had cartilage that was damaged by injury. Two years after reconstruction, most recipients reported improvements in pain, knee function and quality of life. They also developed repair tissue in their knees that was similar in composition to native cartilage. Researchers at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland conducted a phase one study in which they extracted a small biopsy specimen (six millimetres in diameter) from the nasal septum under local anaesthetic. The harvested cells were multiplied by exposing them to growth factors for two weeks. The expanded cells were then seeded onto collagen membranes and cultured for two additional weeks, generating a 30 x 40 millimetre cartilage graft. The engineered graft then was cut into the right shape and used to replace damaged cartilage that was surgically removed from the recipient’s knee. The study showed that nine out of 10 recipients (one was excluded because of several independent sports injuries) reported substantial improvements in the use of their knee and in the amount of pain compared to before surgery. No adverse reactions were reported.

IMPROVING LOW LEVEL VISION WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind “read” and recognise faces. It may also help these individuals accomplish everyday tasks with significantly greater ease than using traditional assistive reading devices, according to a new study presented at the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Millions of older adults have low vision. This sight loss impairs a person’s ability to do simple daily tasks. Optical and electronic devices such as handheld magnifiers, tele-microscopic glasses and computer and video magnifiers can help. However, these devices are bulky, cumbersome or not readily portable. Researchers used a device called Orcam My Eye for their study. It clips to glasses, making it hands-free. It features a miniature camera that sees and recognises what the user is viewing, whether text or a face. It then reads what it is seeing to the user via a small bone-conduction earpiece. The user activates the device by simply pointing a finger to the object or text, tapping it or pressing a trigger button. Researchers tested the device on 12 legally blind people, who all had a visual acuity of less than 20/200. Study participants performed a 10-item test simulating activities of daily life, including recognising products and reading a variety of items such as emails, letters, newspapers, book and signs. They earned one point for the successful completion of each item, and a zero for each not completed. The total possible score was 10. The researchers observed the participants doing the tasks without the device, then while wearing it after receiving a 90- to 120-minute training session and finally after wearing the device for one week. They found that, without wearing the device, the participants’ average score was 2.5 out of 10. When they first tried the device, their average score improved to 9.5 out of 10; and after a week of wearing the device the average score of participants improved to 9.8 out of 10. “While there have been many advances in eye care, the options for assistance in completing daily tasks are limited and cumbersome,” said Dr. Elad Moisseiev, with the Tel Aviv Medical Centre in Israel. “This represents a new step in the evolution of assistance devices for people with low vision, giving them hope for improving their functionality, independence and quality of life.”

John Schieszer is an award-winning international journalist and radio and podcast broadcaster of The Medical Minute. He can be reached at medicalminutes@gmail.com.

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PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT & SPA

SIX SENSES INTEGRATED WELLNESS

At Six Senses Spa, we guide you on your path to well-being and provide inspiration to make you feel your best every day, at every age. Start your journey with a wellness screening and enjoy a personalised program designed to your specific needs.

En Six Senses Spa, te guiamos por el camino hacia el bienestar e inspiramos este sentimiento todos los días, a todas las edades. Empieza con un análisis de wellness y disfruta de un programa personalizado diseñado para tus necesidades específicas.

SIX SENSES BIENESTAR INTEGRAL información y precios · information & price lists: reservations-marbella-spa@sixsenses.com Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa · Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n · 29602 Marbella · Málaga · Spain · T (+34) 952 820 900 · puenteromano.com


HEALTH & BEAUTY

Be Careful

NOT TO OVER-EXPOSE YOURSELF THIS WINTER By Rachel Garrod

As winter approaches and the temperature drops, people – particularly the elderly and those with a pre-existing heart or lung disease – are advised to wrap up warmly and avoid the cold as much as possible. Medics around the world have long recognised an increased mortality rate that is associated with a drop in the temperature. Researchers speculate that, in the case of coronary events at least, the colder temperature causes changes in the circulation such as increased viscosity of the blood and arterial narrowing. This increases the work of the heart to the extent that when a person comes from a warm room to a cooler outdoor environment the subsequent rise in cardiac workload and oxygen consumption could trigger an acute coronary syndrome. However, as we live in the glorious Mediterranean climate of southern Spain shouldn’t we worry more about hot weather episodes than cold ones? Perhaps not. Findings reported in The Lancet last year indicate that cold weather causes 20 times as many deaths as hot weather. Interestingly, the research showed that it is moderate changes in weather rather than extreme cold or hot spells that lead to the increased deaths. And even more pertinent to us is work from Adrien Barnett and colleagues showing that

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an increase in coronary events was markedly greater when the temperature dropped in countries with warmer temperatures than in colder ones. This might be because indoor heating is less effective in warmer climes and that dress attire is less appropriate when people are used to the warmth. Women, especially those above age 60, were more at risk than men. As a possible explanation for this gender difference, the researchers cite another study showing that women in warmer climes were less likely to wear trousers in winter than those from colder ones. So, let’s not be complacent living in this wonderful climate of the Costa del Sol and remember that, as the temperature drops with the advent of winter, we too need to take appropriate measures. Now where did I put my jeans? Rachel Garrod PhD MSc is a physiotherapy lecturer and stop smoking counsellor Tel. (+34) 652 281 122 rachelgarrod1@gmail.com www.healthholidaysmarbella.healthblogs.org Guest blogger: www.marbellaazul.comm

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Art & Culture

Coming Together IN FUENGIROLA

A vibrant exhibition by José María Córdoba will remain on show at the Patio-Top Garden Furniture centre in Fuengirola until 28 February. Titled “Confluencias” (“Coming Together”), the collection reflects the artist’s beguilingly eclectic style, a convergence of diverse references to classicism, cubism and pop. His personal tribute to the history of art includes medium and large-format oil paintings, mixed-technique drawings and graphic works, covering new technologies, metaphors inspired by nature and poetry. The Patio centre is located in Calle Real on the Fuengirola-Mijas road: www.patio-topgarden.es

Sony World Photography Awards CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Ellie Victoria Gale (UK)

José María Perez (Argentina)

The first set of images from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards have been revealed. The judges for the 10th anniversary edition have also been named, including experts from across the photographic industry who will come together to uncover and celebrate the best images shot in 2016 in the various categories: Professional, Open, Youth, National Award and Student Focus. Zelda Cheatle, chair of the professional competition, says they will be looking

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Satvik Bhatt (India)

for “originality of thought and execution, clarity of vision – a clear concept that translates well into pictures on the wall or on the screen.” The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 20 April, and all winning and shortlisted images will be exhibited as part of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards display at Somerset House in London from 21 April 21 to 7 May.

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Professional Trends

Bringing Hollywood Flair TO THE SERVICED OFFICE BUSINESS

The co-working phenomenon has a glamorous new protagonist on the Costa del Sol. The first of 50 Our//Space co-working spaces is scheduled to open on Marbella’s Golden Mile in January, followed by Dubai, Miami, Birmingham and New York. Our//Space has teamed up with Hollywood production designer Carlos Barbosa “to create inspirational interiors which will make going to work a pleasure and foster connections between people and nature”. Barbosa was Emmy-nominated for his work as production designer on the global TV hit “24”, has also been production designer on other TV shows including “Lost”, “CSI”, “Magic City”, “Aquarius” and the latest upcoming mini-series for Netflix titled “Godless”, and has worked as an architect with a high-end commercial and residential portfolio in Los Angeles, Miami, Jamaica and New Orleans. Collaborating with global-branded architects Todd Erlandson and March Studios (L’Oreal, HBO, Adidas, Sassoon, Ridley Scott, VICE and Disney among others) they looked at “how much our physical, mental and even spiritual wellbeing relies on our relationship to the natural world”. The co-working space incorporates natural elements including water features and vertical gardens, “in a sophisticated and subtle manner, using natural colours, materials and lighting to create spaces which feel welcoming, inclusive, warm, and inspiring”.

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According to Our//Space, “In order to be successful and sustainable, we must reconnect to ourselves and remain true to our biology, rooted in nature. Our//Space has created an environment that doesn’t feel like it is only about work, but one which considers, and is mindful of, all aspects of our life. A holistic environment that promotes the balancing of the self through activities for the body (health + fitness), for the mind (intellect + work) and for the spirit (emotional + spiritual). Our//Space belongs to all of us. The collective identity is greater than the corporate identity. Every person, space and interaction matters. This humanistic approach creates real harmony and balance, making us feel complete, inspired and energised to be our best selves.” Adds CEO Kevan Halliwell, “This is the serviced office 3.0. We know that running a successful business is so much more than simply having an office space. Millennials are driving a massive shift in the way we work, wanting a place where they can feel inspired and access a network of like-minded professionals and options to relax, enjoy and learn in their workplace.” With its high-design work environments, cutting-edge technology and lifestylesavvy services and amenities, the new initiative is set to offer a different kind of office space and one the team hopes will create “the perfect place for creativity, productivity and inspiration”. A first month free promotion is available: www.ourspace.work

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EVENTS

Launch Party For Nezha Kanouni in Marmorin Design Center Interior designer Nezha Kanouni hosted a glamorous party to celebrate the opening of her new Marbella showroom within the 720 square metre Marmorin Design Center situated opposite the Marbella Club on the Golden Mile. Guests came in their droves to support Nezha, and they were treated to wine, cava and finger food while mingling among themselves to the sounds of upbeat music played by the DJ. The Marmorin Design Center is a hub for selected experts within the field of design. The overall concept is primarily to find unique property investments for renovation or refurbishment and offer a bespoke interior design service for existing homeowners. www.marmorindesigncenter.com / www.nezhakanouni.com Photos by: Johnny Gates

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Glamorous Twenties Party at Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa The Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa threw a lavish twenties-style Christmas party in the Salon Andalucía, where guests were treated to live music and a delectable four-course meal. The room was decorated in true twenties style with large feathers placed in the centre of each table to highlight the evening’s Gran Gatsby theme. Once the meal was over, guests hit the dance floor in their twenties-style cocktail dresses and suits, and danced late into the night. www.puenteromano.com Photos courtesy of X Magazine

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Elegant Showcase of Sleek Yachting Power in Puerto Banús Ventura Yachts unveiled two stunning Italian models during a special presentation for clients and other guests in Puerto Banús. The event was held to promote the main brands the Marbella yacht broker’ represents: Ferretti and Pershing. On display was a Ferretti 650, described as “combining a modern, elegant style with sleek lines and a well-designed layout to offer great space and comfort together with plenty of natural light in the interior”; and the Pershing 62, “which matches its stunning design with blistering performance, but not comprising on comfort and stability”. Also on display was a “Seabob” water toy. www.venturayachts.com

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Launch of Successful Home Fair Exhibition The inaugural Home Fair took place in the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos in Estepona at the beginning of November. Although the event was primarily aimed at the Belgian and Dutch community, it was open to everyone and attracted many different nationalities over the two-day extravaganza. Visitors could wander around and chat to exhibitors, and attend informative seminars being held at various intervals. Drinks and culinary delights were offered at the bar/restaurant – an area that became a popular meeting point for both exhibitors and visitors to get to know each other. The general feeling among exhibitors was extremely positive, and due to the success of this first event the organisers are already planning to hold another similar one. Details to be confirmed. www.woonbeurscostadelsol.com Photos: Mark Rood

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news PARQUET ASTORGA

Impeccable Options for Floors Parquet Astorga’s main goal is to offer clients the best possible outcome, no matter what type of project they have in mind. They use the finest raw materials to ensure each project is impeccably finished: parquet, solid and synthetic wood flooring, sports courts, carpets, kitchen and bathroom tiles – for use indoors or outdoors. They have a range of exotic woods and innovative, revolutionary materials that, thanks to their properties and performance, offer versatile and highly functional results. As they explain, “We use cutting-edge technology, such as no-dust machinery, to ensure that your floor is installed whilst reducing inconvenience to a minimum. A project that starts well, ends well. Count on us.” The head office is located on the Costa del Sol but they serve customers throughout Spain. C/ Salitre 28, Málaga Tel. (+34) 952 072 200 / 952 391 518 astorga@parquetastorga.com www.parquetastorga.com

PRINCIPLE ASSURANCE

Rebranded as Regency Assurance to Consolidate Global Position International insurance and finance company Principle Assurance changed its name in December to Regency Assurance, as part of an ongoing strategy to compete within an increasingly competitive global market. As part of the rebranding process, Regency Assurance will be promoted under a new corporate identity with a new logo and website. Principle, now Regency, already operates in over 120 countries throughout the world, and the rebrand follows the acquisition of Regency Square by Principle Assurance earlier in the year. The organisation is recognised for its “global reach and ability to deliver worldwide insurance solutions that provide clients with the peace of mind afforded from coverage that reflects their environment no matter where they are in the world”. Part of Regency’s success is due to the company’s core values, “of which the most important is a customer-focused philosophy that has resulted in consistently high customer service satisfaction ratings of 98 per cent”. Former Principle Assurance customers will also benefit from becoming a client of Re-

gency, by gaining access to two new websites: the Regency Assurance Group site and a dedicated expatriate health insurance site, Regency for Expats, allowing instant access to price checks and tables of policy benefits. According to head of global distribution Stephen Douglas, “These are exciting times for Regency Assurance. Over the past few years we have been at the vanguard of international health insurance provision and wealth management. We operate in 120 countries (but) it is our vision to expand our reach beyond our current client base to offer tailored insurance and finance products and services for an increasingly sophisticated global community. Our strategy is to recruit only the very best international staff and to implement state-of-theart tried and tested systems throughout our worldwide operations. “This can only be a positive step for our customers who rely on us to provide safe and secure investments and high-quality low-cost expat private health plans.” www.regencyassurance.com

PASTA Y BASTA

Restaurant Re-Opening in Nueva Andalucía Authentic Italian restaurant Pasta y Basta, situated at the top of the hill in La Campana in Nueva Andalucía, reopened its doors in December with a small party for local guests and friends of the owners, Michael Christian and husband and wife Andy and Patricia Cavaciuti. Chef Cedric Locquet has a long and commendable reputation on the Coast, offering top-quality ingredients in a creative and tantalising way at excellent prices, with the pasta all homemade using their own pasta machine. For starters you can expect to see on their menu dishes such as beef carpaccio, minestrone soup, bruschetta, salads and melon with Parma ham; and for main courses, a wide variety of pasta dishes as well as risottos and Ossobuco, for example. If there is room for anything more, treat yourself to one of their homemade desserts. Open every evening Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday). Avenida Miguel de Cervantes 20, Nueva Andalucía (La Campana). Reservations: (+34) 676 049 059 Find out more about what is going on at Pasta y Basta on their Facebook page: pastaybastamarbella

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ZOCO HOME

Specialising in Ethnic Décor with a Scandinavian Twist Zoco Home has become one of the major decoration brands and key names in ethnic decoration globally. Collections are inspired by the team’s travels around the world and bring together traditional craftsmanship, bohemian style interior design and organic materials. Vintage pieces, handmade objects and custom-made treasures are sold in store and online, and can be seen in many interior design projects from soulful restaurants to charming hotels.  Zoco Home combines colours and traditional crafts – ethnic design with Scandinavian simplicity. The collections represent everything from the flavours of Moroccan villages to beach houses in Ibiza, while not forgetting the company’s Scandinavian roots. “There’s a story in everything.” Zoco Home Concept Store Centro Idea, Carretera de Mijas, 3.6km Open Monday-Friday 10am-7pm; Saturday 10am-3pm Tel (+34) 635 546 360  / info@zocohome.com  / www.zocohome.com

RESINOLOGÍA

Resin Flooring For A New And Contemporary Look Resinología has now arrived in Spain, creating a luxurious blank canvas for your home with a durable yet comfortable floor. The company’s lounge resins are warm underfoot and can be used with or without under-floor heating. This chic and contemporary flooring system will keep your home cool during the summer, warm in the winter and stylish all year round. You can unify your home’s exterior space with the interior by extending your flooring system outside to the garden, terrace and pool areas with a slip-resistant resin surface. By using a slightly courser aggregate compared with the internal slip-resistant systems, a safe, durable and attractive floor can transform your outdoor space into an outdoor living area. Tel. (+34) 603 536 301 / enquiries@resinologia.com / www.resinologia.com

I GO SHOP 4 YOU

Bespoke Retail Experience with a Personal Consultant The I Go Shop 4 You experience is a day of shopping with a personal retail consultant. The day starts and ends right at the client’s front door. In between, they are driven to a designated shopping mall where they have a full consultation, light lunch and plenty of shopping, with top tips, fashion advice and style hints. So what qualifies Deborah Matthews from I Go Shop 4 You as a personal retail consultant? “I started my working life many, many years ago in a Greekowned hairdressing salon very close to London. I adored trends and fashion, and working in the hairdressing industry enabled me to indulge my love of mixing the everyday with the unusual and coming up with something innovative, emotive and stylish. “As I grew up my interest blossomed. I moved from hairdressing to more sales and people-orientated roles working for Harvey Nichols in London, British Telecom and Nestle in York. In the last five years I have spent time in America, Germany, England and Spain gathering information and knowledge within the fashion and retail industry, and I have been giving professional style, fashion and all-round advice to both ladies and gentlemen.

“I have what is known as ‘an eye’ and I am at my happiest and working best when a client gives me some pointers as to their requirements... then I soar. Thirty-five years after my passion started I took my love and my dream and made it into a successful and innovative business. I Go Shop 4 You... so you don’t have to.” Tel. (+34) 608 495 667 / deborah@igoshop4you.com www.igoshop4you.com

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New Academy Concept in Milano The Golf Company will be building and installing the next Philippe Allain’s Stadium academy in the Barlassina Country Club in Milano. Philippe Allain started collaborating with The Golf Company when he established his first academy in El Campanario Golf & Country House on the Costa del Sol. He implemented the exclusive The Stadium programme for children and has enjoyed great success since then. The Stadium is a complete short game practice area that doubles as a multipurpose skill zone. The design enables elite players to have effective practice, while the next generation of golfers who are new to the game can learn and excel with a fun and creative approach to golf. According to The Golf Company, “A team of experts developed comprehensive protocols in order to systematically acquire the different physiological, mental, bio-mechanical and technical competences.” Among them: Christian Marquardt (neuro-scientist and inventor of the SAM PuttLab) and Loic Gambardela (a movement optimisation expert and TPI board member). The company has received other requests to install The Stadium in golf clubs and golf academies in Switzerland, Morocco, Torino and London. www.thegolfcompany.es

THE ART CLUB

Welcoming Atmosphere for Artists in San Pedro The Art Club in San Pedro de Alcántara raised €1,500 for charity when it opened its doors to the community in December with an evening of cheese, wine and light entertainment. Members released their own artwork for sale in aid of Fundación Cudeca and La Campana Food Bank. “We are proud to be able to give something back to the community each year,” said founding club member Susan Seed, “but it also gives us a good excuse to invite family, friends and neighbours to join us and enjoy all that we’ve achieved.” According to Susan, “The Art Club was set up to provide the opportunity for painters and artists to practise and enhance their skills in a friendly atmosphere. We very much operate with an open-door policy and welcome complete novices as well as more accomplished artists.” It is a non-profit organisation with a variety of workshops running continually, including monthly “paint and sip” evenings plus weekly life-drawing classes. Tel. (+34) 666 598 126 / www.theartclub.es

HEART4HOMES

Healthy Lifestyles with The Home Whisperer Toon Roijers discovered his spiritual gifts after 20 years working in real estate in the Netherlands. His numerous trips, courses and meetings helped him to understand and develop these gifts and now – a holistic broker known as “The Home Whisperer” – Toon helps people to raise their awareness of healthy living. “Buying a house is not the same as finding a home,” he says. “A property is so much more than just walls and a roof. It has energies that can attract or in fact upset you. I help people choose the right house in which they can also really feel at home.” Using a divining rod, he can demonstrate the course of life energy (Chi) running through a property. Not only can he feel it, he says, but he can even neutralise it. “My approach is to match people and the property.” During his years as a realtor in the Netherlands, Toon could often not understand why one property would sell quickly and another not, but now he feels he knows the answer. “A property may appear to be beautiful, but if the energy radiated by the house isn’t conducive to the occupant(s) it can considerably disrupt the happiness of the inhabitants. It may sound a little strange but a property and a person can take over each other’s energies, weaken them but also strengthen them. Energies are everywhere and, subconsciously, they affect our well-being.” Tel. (+34) 617 778 227 / (+31) 653 996 617 / info@heart4homes.net / www.heart4homes.net

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Rental Service for Heating Outdoor Concepts are offering a new service renting outdoor heating from top brands Tungsten Smart-Heat, Portable of Bromic and Sunwood. The San Pedro de Alcántara company also offers in its showroom a wide range of highquality and durable products, “designed to provide outdoor comfort, convenience, design and a unique lifestyle”. It notes that the outdoor environment is a place to relax, entertain, dine, and recharge… all year round. “With us, you can create the perfect outdoor atmosphere and extend the full enjoyment and use of your exterior spaces.” Urb. Nueva Alcántara, Edif. Los Almendros, San Pedro de Alcántara (Marbella) Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10.30am-2pm & 3pm-6.30pm Tel. (+34) 952 787 881 / 695 575 535 / info@outdoorconcepts.es / www.outdoorconcepts.es

PUENTE ROMANO

Cutting-Edge Padel Trainer Project

Decorative and Fine Arts Society Lecture Programmes COSTA DEL SOL DFAS • The Ashcan School and American Realism Artists: lecturer Trish Passes, Salon Varietes Theatre, Fuengirola, Monday 9 January 4.30pm (visitors welcome €10). • Photography in Paris – Atget, ManRay and Brassai: lecturer Tricha Passes, The Danish Club, Mijas, Tuesday 10 January 10.30am (visitors welcome €10). • The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces – Religious Architecture of the World: lecturer Jon Cannon, Salon Varietes Theatre, Fuengirola, Monday 13 February 4.30pm (visitors welcome €10). • A Fairytale of Barcelona – an inspirational journey through the city’s past, present and future: lecturer Rafael Anderson, The Danish Club, Mijas, Tuesday 14 February 10.30am (visitors welcome €10). www.costadelsoldfas.com BENAHAVÍS DFAS • The Conquistadors – Adventures in the New World: lecturer Helen Sijsling, Benahavís Town Hall, Tuesday 24 January 6.30pm (café/ bar available). www.benahavisdfas.com

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Presented at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa at the end of last year, Padel Trainer is an online and offline international platform targeting four main areas: players and coaches, clubs, investors and sponsors. Their goal is “to cover any possible need that the world of padel requires”. They have an offline presence in Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, with an average of 30 clinics per calendar year, reaching over 4.500 customers, and their projections are to target two new countries every year. “Our online courses assure a high exposure, using top social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter… and our training base in Marbella turns into the ideal set up for your private events.” As for tuition, they stress that “learning and improving is a must in the world of padel. No matter if you started playing recently, want to become a pro or you are a club manager, we can coach or teach you in order to achieve your goals.” www.padeltrainer.com / www.puenteromano.com

Q&A COUNSELLING

Encouraging Positive Steps Quirien Schreurs was interested in healthcare and people from an early age, and after studying in the Netherlands (as a nurse) and Australia (social worker) he finished his psychology masters in Spain. “Then I decided to take the plunge and follow my dreams and start my own business: Q&A Counselling.” So what is counselling? According to Quirien, it is “a conversation or a series of conversations between counsellor and client. Counselling focuses on specific problems such as fear of failure, burnout, stress, work-related challenges, dealing with grief and not handling life in a functional way. To encourage you to take positive steps to resolve these issues.” He combines his knowledge of the body, mind and social aspects to provide a personalised approach to a person’s problem. “As counsellor I will help you to find the answers to your questions. I help you take back control of your own life, and live a happier, more stress-free, and more confident life.” Tel. (+31) 634 440 538 / (+34) 654 963 106 / www.qacounseling.com

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