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A new development scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2018. Perlas del Mar is a prestigious private gated community of only 10 individual deluxe residences designed by highly esteemed architects, Gonzalez and Jacobson. Extremely private and highly exclusive, the complex is situated between the azure Mediterranean Sea and the San Pedro’s brand new pedestrian boulevard. More info: +34 952 635 034 +34 637 797 725


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DÉCOR & DESIGN 14 Outdoors: chic versatility 48 Wallpapers: delicate depictions 54 Fabrics & Curtains: exquisite patterns 64 Bedrooms: elegant comfort 78 Storage: clutter-free spaces 86 Seating: eye-catching shapes 94 Dining & Tableware: stylish entertaining 104 Home Tech: innovative control


106 Lighting: sleek dimensions

144 Motoring: awe-inspiring racing experience

112 Windows: smooth protection

146 Travel: convivial Costa Blanca charm

116 Bathrooms: functional sanctuary 122 Flooring: striking durability 128 Globally Green: latest eco trends 130 Property Perspective: real estate market report 132 Property & Design Showcase: dream homes 138 First Person: business insights 140 Exhibitions: premier global showcases

148 A La Carte: fine dining with a touch of style 154 Wine Notes: real mountain traditions 156 Medical Minutes: visionary breakthroughs

NEWS & EVENTS 162 Festive review of inaugurations, anniversaries

and celebrations

158 Health & Beauty: monitoring common colds

172 Bulletin of companies, organisations and

160 Art & Culture: Guernica milestone in Madrid

people in the headlines

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The 2017 Salone del Mobile in Milan was true to its traditional raison d’être of showcasing cutting-edge tendencies and inventive concepts. This year, however, there was also a significant fine-tuning of its overall direction. The focus was not on any specific colour or individual designer at the 56th edition but rather, noted the organisers, on “increasingly flexible, exacting, almost bespoke products that respond to clients’ specific needs… The desire for personalisation is driving people’s choices more and more, even in the home furnishing field.” This was an admirable recognition of the practical and congruent requirements of end-users – as opposed to the sometimes overly flamboyant and superfluous trends that attract attention and headlines at the world’s premier fairs. The 2017 Salone was essentially, and refreshingly, all about the product: pieces that become representative of everyday home living. This year’s catchphrase in Milan was “Contemporary Elegance” which, according to the Salone, represented a fluctuation between minimalism and functionality, between artisan skills, digital know-how and technological innovation – “sought after for its power to conjure up beautiful emotions and to overcome the barriers of stylistic subdivision. Palpable luxury, not strident, enriched with details that become structural, particular finishes and warm, soft materials.” Back home in southern Spain, with our heads once again full of dazzling new ideas and eager to put them into practice, we are fortunate to have an exceptional and diverse array of home décor and design professionals at our disposal. Many were in Milan in April, staying abreast of global trends – or this year’s focus on “bespoke” style rather than flash new trends – but, most importantly, equipping themselves to offer us products and services that accommodate and adapt to the individual requirements and preferences of our distinctive Mediterranean lifestyles. Straddling spring and summer, this issue showcases some of their most intriguing pieces and styles, from outdoor spaces, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and dining areas to lighting, fabrics, wallpaper, seating, storage, flooring and tableware.

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As we are now coming into the summer months, outdoor furniture is a major focus for those of us living in southern Europe and spending so much of our time enjoying life outside – whether it is socialising with friends and family or simply relaxing on our own enjoying the fantastic weather in this part of the world. Comfort and style are paramount and, with this year’s exciting new collections to whet our taste buds, we are spoilt for choice. Many of the Coast’s designer showrooms are offering the latest collections that some of the world’s most talented designers have created for us.

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We are experts in making your house a beautiful home accommodating for all budgets. Designed by Lorenza Bozzoli and offering maximum flexibility, the new Brixx collection is Dedon’s first fully upholstered modular range. Its simplistic yet elegant design allows you to play around with the layout to suit the space available on your terrace, and it is also suitable for the indoors. Dedon is available from UDesign (official distributor) on the Ronda Road (, Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucía ( and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (

Established for more than 30 years working with a wide range of Spanish and international brands. Turn-key projects. Ctra. Cádiz-Málaga Km 184.5, Marbella. Tel +34 952 77 27 58

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Above The Hamlet lounge chair provides you with protection from the wind or sun thanks to its high backrest. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcåntara ( Below The Nuna modular lounge set has an all-weather fabric with a quick-dry foam – so it can be left outside all year round. It has been made for comfort, with a modular design that enhances its versatility. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (

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Above The high-quality Landscape Alu sofa and chaise longue by Andreu World is designed exclusively for outdoor use. The sofa is made from extruded aluminium available with or without armrests, and the chaise longue has a reclining backrest. All frames are finished in earth brown. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂ­a (, Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara ( and Femont Galvan in Marbella Club ( Below This sofa and chair from De Tropen in white weather-resistant fabric with beige rope and an aluminium frame is sophisticated, lightweight and highly durable. Available from De Tropen with free delivery on the Costa del Sol (

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“I have always felt attracted by the patterns of light and shadows filtering through Mediterranean shutters, as well as by the work of certain architects from the Far East who work with wooden slats and bamboo cane. DNA is an outdoor furniture collection that reinterprets the essence of these horizontal shapes.” José A. Gandia-Blasco

Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía ( and Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (

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outdoor chic The pure clean lines of the Lineal range by Point make this collection timeless. The natural teak frame has wheels for easy manoeuvrability and comes with pastel, weatherresistant cushions. Point is available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcรกntara ( and Casasola Muebles in Torre Real (

These contemporary lounge chairs are stylish yet unassuming and suit any style of terrace or patio. Available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (

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Crahay & Jamaigne Architectes - Fotógrafo: Samuel Defourny

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The sliding door Hi-Finity system from Reynaers Aluminium allows, thanks to its invisible aluminum profiles, truly impressive floor to ceiling glazed surfaces. Perfect harmony between the housing and the environment with a minimalist design that provides light and elegance. See the video


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KICK BACK AND RELAX… Top The Grid lounger by Gloster is part of a versatile seating range that comes in four different coloured fabrics. Gloster is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara ( Above Left The Tandem sun-lounger by Ego Paris is made from lacquered aluminium with a Batyline mesh and Corian or teak deck wood underneath. The Tandem was especially designed to create lounging that can be enjoyed with your family and closest friends. The collection comprises chairs, benches, chaise lounges, tables and stools that can be arranged whichever way you like to suit your living space. Ego Paris is available from Vergola in El Rosario ( Above Right Designed by Danish industrial designer Rikke Frost, the Escape sunbed offers optimum comfort whether you are sitting up or lying down. It features a sleek look with its smooth curves, contemporary-style cushioning and innovative wheel at the front for easy manoeuvrability. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (, BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile ( and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (

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The Faz sun-lounger designed by Ramรณn Esteve for Vondom has an interesting multi-dimensional design that gives it a particularly contemporary look. Vondom is available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcรกntara ( and UDesign on the Ronda Road ( HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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Above and Left Ledge Lounger™ allows you to enjoy the sun’s rays with the cool touch of water as you lounge in luxury. It is contoured for the ideal sunbathing experience. Ledge Lounger™ USA products are as durable as they are comfortable made from a durable UV-resistant material. It is designed to work perfectly within the depth of your tanning ledge, on the deck or even on the beach, so you can relax in water, in style. Available from Thamarai Design ( Below Left The Amanda hammock by Unopiù comprises a net, cushion and wooden frame. Its unique design has given it iconic status, and it has featured in the award-winning film “The Great Beauty”. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (

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Designed by Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen for Cane-line, the Diamond chairs were created for both comfort and resilience. The minimalistic Pure outdoor dining table is made from lightweight fibre concrete on a stainless steel frame. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (

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Above The Pantagruel Picnic has a powder-coated galvanised frame that features a Lazy Susan. Available from Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro ( Below The Lisboa six-seater dining set is contemporary and fresh. The chairs that come with cushions feature teak legs which match the Lourve teak dining table, giving a strong coordinated look. Available online from De Tropen with free delivery on the Costa del Sol (

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Ethimo and designer Patrick Norguet collaborated to produce the Knit Collection, which combines beauty with practicality. The tables and chairs are made from teak or black mahogany with an interlaced weave for the seating area in synthetic roped fabric. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (, UDesign on the Ronda Road ( and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza in Nueva AndalucĂ­a (

The Riva collection is a sturdy range of wooden outdoor furniture made of teak. Available from Casasola Muebles in Torre Real ( HOMEANDLIFESTYLE.ES

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Above Comprising extruded die-cast aluminium, the iconic Forest collection is inspired by nature. This stackable chair is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara ( Below Combining practicality and beauty with great attention to detail, the Knit collection is the result of a collaboration between Ethimo and designer Patrick Norguet. Available from UDesign on the Ronda Road (, Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía ( and Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (

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The Sophie dining chair is made out of plastic with an aluminium leg set. Its elegant, eye-catching shape encases you and offers maximum comfort; while the timeless versatility of its design means it will go with any style of dining table. Available from De Tropen online with free delivery to the Costa del Sol (

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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 / /

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The Gibus Velenda Libre has motors that unroll the awning from the boom via a steel cable fastened to the end of the sail. The masts that support the motor and the pulley are reinforced by stainless steel rods fastened to the foot. An elegant and eye-catching way to provide shade for your terrace... Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (

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outdoor chic These shade sails are made-tomeasure for a patio, carport or garden area, and are extremely versatile as they can be erected and taken down with very little effort – just needing to be secured to a post, wall or tree. They come in an array of colours to fit into any environment. Available from The Shadesail Company in Calahonda ( Photos taken by Gary Edwards (

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Above This shade solution offers a casual beachy feel, ideal for a commercial property or beachside residence. Below The eye-catching Eclipsum is not only a contemporary design statement but also offers a large circular area of shade. Both available from Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (

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For luxury outdoor living, these premium wooden structures take the gazebo to another level, offering an extra living space that is simply stunning in your outdoor area. These ecological structures are bespoke-made and blend perfectly into the natural environment. Available from Cape Reed in Marbella (

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THIS PAGE The Ecosmart Glow portable fireplace is fuelled by bioethanol and is a modern take on a traditional tealight. It offers 12 hours of burning time and can be placed almost anywhere. Ideal for illuminating an outdoor event or enhancing a room’s ambiente, with no restrictive cables or gas connections. Available from Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcåntara ( OPPOSITE PAGE Above The Buzz patio heater is also a portable fire that comes with artificial logs to give a more natural look. Below Left The innovative Faber Tube patio heater is portable thanks to its built-in wheels. Both outdoor heaters offer 360-degree flame visibility and are available from Unique Fires ( Below Right The Qrater is a campfire dish made of weathering steel, which means it can be kept outside all year round. A small hole in the centre allows water drainage or ashes to go into a smaller dish built into the galvanised steel pedestal. Available from Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (

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Above Left The Trellis Bamboo collection by Little Greene, shown here in copper, is inspired from a late 18th century silk kimono that has a delicate bamboo trellis and leaf design. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona ( Above Right The Koyori range by Omexco is made from Japanese paper cord. The paper is cut into strips on a non-woven backing, and these are slightly twisted and then warp-laid. Omexco is available from Casasola Muebles in Torre Real ( Left The striking Jellyfish collection by Italian wallpaper company Glamora comes in four different colours. The design is eye-catching and perfect for a bathroom. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcåntara ( OPPOSITE PAGE Printed on pure cotton, Osborne & Little’s Flamingo Club collection is colourful and exotic. Flamingos have been especially popular in numerous wallpaper collections this year. Osborne & Little is available from Casasola Muebles in Torre Real ( and Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (


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magnificent walls The Domus II wallcovering is from Inkiostro Bianco’s 20162017 collection. Its dynamic design provides a delicate and elegant effect that depicts summer perfectly. Available from UDesign on the Ronda Road (

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The Foulards collection by Élitis is delicately whimsical, taking inspiration from Asia. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (, Gancedo in Edif. King Edward in Marbella ( and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (

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THIS PAGE The Regent range by JAB Anstoetz is a luxurious collection of fabrics highlighted by a superb sheen and softness adding an opulent look to the room. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara (, Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (, Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and UDesign on the Ronda Road ( OPPOSITE PAGE Above Left The Marbre fabric range from Casadeco is made of 100 per cent polyester, and has a marbled design that comes in three different colours. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona ( and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía ( Above Right The Mariedal Peony outdoor cushion by Designers Guild is printed using a resilient water and stain-resistant canvas. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (, Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (www., UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (, Cort Idea on the Mijas Road ( and Gancedo in Edif. King Edward in Marbella ( Below Left These cushions by Blanc Mariclo offer a fresh Mediterranean feel that is ideal for the summer. Blanc Mariclo is available from MAM Furniture on the Boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara ( Below Right The new Happytex collection by Gancedo is a light-hearted and playful range of fabrics at affordable prices. Gancedo is situated in Edif. King Edward in Marbella (

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Above Left These beautiful Moroccan cushions add a casual look to a chair or sofa for the summertime. Available from Zoco Home in Centro Idea on the Mijas Road ( Above Right The sultry muted tones and geometric prints of this ethnic fabric collection transport you to northern Africa. Available from Gancedo in Edif. King Edward in Marbella ( Left Varying in size and styles, the Marrakech range by Today Interiors is an indulgent collection of coloured velvet fabrics that evoke an enchanting sense of the famous Moroccan city. Today Interiors is available from UDesign on the Ronda Road (, Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Esteona ( and Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (

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The Navajo fabric range by Clarke & Clarke is originally taken from Navajo Indian handwoven blankets which have been reproduced as heavy upholstery weaves made from cotton and linen. Available from Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (, UDesign on the Ronda Road ( and Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (

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Right The Romari satin linen range comes in a wonderful array of pastel colours. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (, Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (, Casasola Muebles in Torre Real (, Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Gancedo in Edif. King Edward in Marbella ( Below Right The Casadeco Earth fabric collection is inspired by natural textures and pigments from the Earth to create this sophisticated range. Casadeco is available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (, Casasola Muebles in Torre Real ( and Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona ( Below Left These laser-cut blinds by Creation Baumann shape the light entering the room into interesting patterns. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (, Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara ( and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (

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The shamelessly floral Couture Rose collection by Designers Guild depicts spring/summer, with its exquisite flowers giving a fresh and vibrant feel to a room. Available from Gancedo in Edif. King Edward in Marbella (, Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂ­a (, Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (, UDesign in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara ( and Cort Idea on the Mijas Road (

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PVC shutters look contemporary and chic, and give you the control to direct light to your exact requirements. Available from Shutters In Spain in Marbella (

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Ashley Wilde’s Entangled Enchantment collection immerses you into a world of soft white snowdrops, blooming pansies and delicate butterflies that swoop with swallows amongst the flowers on a deep navy backdrop that blends into white. With matching white pillowcases, this bed set is topped off with a soft velvet cushion featuring navy piping. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona ( Image credit:

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Above Left This beautiful 400-thread count cotton bed linen by Designers Guild is a crisp, plain white fabric with elegant embroidered detailing in aqua tones on the double-edged Oxford pillowcase which is also present on the duvet cover and flat sheet edge. Available from Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (, Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (, UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara (, Cort Idea on the Mijas Road ( and Gancedo in Edif. King Edward in Marbella ( Above Right The Room 8.68 collection is a new range by Delius that offers 68 colours and features various finishings of opulent jacquards combined with different velvets and glittering plains. Available from Arte del Lusso in San Pedro de Alcántara ( Left This stunning bedroom combining white and blue gives the décor a fresh and modern look. Everything shown here is available from Imperial Furniture in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (

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Established in 1995 in the United Kingdom, King of Cotton is known for dressing some of the most luxurious hotels in the world with the finest bed & bathroom linens. Our main target is to bring the lush linen from big hotels to end users who desire to feel like they are in a luxury 5 star hotel while being at home.

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Above This Jensen mattress topper has a zone system that provides the body with support without creating a clammy feeling. An optimised zone quilt that is tighter in the shoulder and hip area increases the fabric’s elasticity, allowing you to sink even further down into the SoftLine mattress toppers – thus reinforcing Jensen’s philosophy surrounding the Original Zone System®. Available from Jensen Store in Pol. Ind. Nueva Campana ( Right This beautiful Egyptian boutique-quality cotton percale bed linen has a 400-thread count. The duvet covers are plain with an envelope style opening and hand-sewn ties – with a crisp finish and soft to the touch. Both the Oxford edge pillow cases and the flat sheets have a cord embroidery line. Available from King of Cotton in Centro Comercial La Colonia in San Pedro de Alcántara (

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Stunning villa with spectacular views Luxury modern view home situated in a convenient location above Estepona, close to local amenities, schools and nightlife with easy access to Marbella and Gibraltar. Built in 2004, this stunning villa, spread over 7 levels, has 3 bedrooms including a superb master suite, 3 bathrooms, 2 large lounge areas with cathedral ceilings, American style kitchen, an expansive covered terrace perfect for an evening BBQ, a private pool and patios enjoying both shade and sun. Plans are available for a further 2 double bedrooms with bathroom and a basement conversion to a self-contained 2-bedroom apartment.

ÂŁ885,000 Built area: 400m2 Plot area: 4000 m2 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Swimming pool Sea and mountain views Google Location: 36.450211,-5.132418

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French Art de Vivre

Backstage. Velvet and leather bed, designed by Roberto Tapinassi et Maurizio Manzoni. Jalousie. Bookcase, designed by Alexandre Dubreuil. Quadrille. Rocking chair, designed by Alnoor. Wishbone. Rocking chair, designed by Antoine Fritsch et Vivien Durisotti. European manufacture.

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Photo Michel Gibert, used as a reference only. Special thanks: TASCHEN. Project : OTIIMA showroom-house. French : Français.

French Art de Vivre

Backstage. Velvet and leather bed, designed by Roberto Tapinassi et Maurizio Manzoni. Jalousie. Bookcase, designed by Alexandre Dubreuil. Quadrille. Rocking chair, designed by Alnoor. Wishbone. Rocking chair, designed by Antoine Fritsch et Vivien Durisotti. European manufacture.

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Tonin Casa’s Michelangelo double bed is sleek in its design with a great sense of character. It has an ash wooden frame and is available in dark oak, natural oak and Canaletto walnut finishes, with a fanned padded headboard in imitation or real leather and various colours. The edge of the bed is padded and covered in imitation leather. Tonin Casa is available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (, Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Il Interior in San Pedro de Alcántara (

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The elegant Nelson bed was designed by Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia. It has a Canaletto walnut or burned oak frame and fits into any style of room. Cattelan Italia is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and UDesign in San Pedro de Alcรกntara (

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storage ideas

STYLISH storage There are now many options on the market to keep your home clutter-free. Good storage systems should not only be attractive and enhance your home but also cater perfectly to your specific needs.

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Made-to-measure specialists

The Montana shelving system allows you to be as creative as you like with your design, and comes in over 40 different colours. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (

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The Venice Chest merges geometric textures and contemporary lines. It is manufactured in Italy by Tonin Casa and comes in white, beige, black or a champagne-coloured matte lacquer, as well as in Canaletto walnut wood with a matching glass top. Tonin Casa is available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂ­a (, Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Il Interior in San Pedro de AlcĂĄntara (

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Top The Scandinavian-style Adam low television bench has two side drawers and a central compartment with a drop-down door. The handleless drawer fronts are fitted with a push-pull opening mechanism. Available from Calligaris in Centro Negocios Oasis in Marbella ( Above This sleek walk-in wardrobe has a lacquered finish and has been made bespoke to perfectly accomodate the needs of the homeowner. Room designed by MT Interiors by IDDOMUS ( Left Built-in wardrobes are always a great way of keeping rooms as spacious as possible. Consider wardrobe doors that tie-in with the decoration of the room, providing an overall feeling of space. Available from Todo Madera in Estepona (

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Kitchen drawers with plenty of different shaped compartments offer ideal storage and organisation, helping you keep your kitchen surfaces clutter-free. Available from B&D Marbella Home in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella ( and Mercasur in Estepona (

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We have a wide range in furniture. Modern style or in solid wood, we have it all. Check our web site.

Customized sofas in leather or fabric in all kind of colors. Top quality sofas from the best factories.

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The Tufty Time sofa by B&B Italia is highly innovative thanks to its modular qualities, and also offers comfort and practicality with its removable covers. It combines well with B&B Italia’s Husk armchair, which is designed with a stiff body made of Hirek Ž and a soft cushion. B&B Italia is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (

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OPPOSITE PAGE The sumptuous ruby red Sweet armchair by Calligaris has soft curves that offer the utmost comfort. Calligaris is situated in Centro Negocios Oasis on Marbella’s Golden Mile ( THIS PAGE Above Left The Mammoth is a contemporary winged armchair by Norr11 hand-crafted with a solid oak wood frame. It has an iconic design and offers maximum comfort. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía ( Above Right Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, the Fjord chair has a Scandinavian influence based on the inlets of northern coastlines represented in the long cut-away. The Fjord chair is made of injected flame-retardant foam over a steel frame covered in fabric or leather. Moroso is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía ( Left Fritz Hansen’s Choice 2017 combines minimalistic and practical design with the feminine colours of spring. It comes in deep red Merlot and serene pastel Nude. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the Mijas Road (


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sitting pretty The Scoop chair by Rosenthal features an eye-catching and organic shape reminiscent of archetypes of nature. Whether the legs are drawn in or extended, the compact chair moulds itself cosily around you. In this photo the Scoop chairs are accompanied by Rosenthal’s Teufel X wireless porcelain speakers. Rosenthal is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (

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SMALLER SEATING SOLUTIONS Above Dreamcatcher stools are ornately spun from polyethylene and come in various thicknesses, sizes and heights‌ Ideal for extra outdoor seating in a social gathering. Available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcåntara ( Right The sumptuous fabrics for these poufs are from the Modern Palace collection. Available from Gancedo in Edif. King Edward in Marbella (

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delectable dining Designed by Roberto Tapinassi and Maurizio Manzoni, these Ixilon chairs are stained beech with a matte lacquer finish. The seats and back cushions are made from HR foam and upholstered in fabric. They combine particularly well with the Jane dining table, which features a solid oak base. Available from Roche Bobois in Torre Real (

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The Lily chairs combined with the Lille table by Vincent Sheppard are a perfect match for a sophisticated summery look. Vincent Sheppard is available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza in Nueva AndalucĂ­a (

The Stockholm chair has an exquisite Nordic design featuring an ash or beech wood supporting seat and backrest, both padded and covered in fabric. Its distinctively shaped cross-bar and legs join at the back. Available from Calligaris in Centro Negocios Oasis in Marbella (


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TABLEWARE with flare

The new Caffè Club Floral Touch range by Villeroy & Boch features a delicate flower relief and is perfectly suited in shape and size for a variety of coffee specialties. Villeroy & Boch is available from Puya en Pol. Ind. La Ermita (

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Above Moroccan influences in ceramic tableware are often seen in southern Spain and are perfect for Mediterranean dining, giving a casual rustic look to a table setting. Available from Zoco Home in Centro Idea on the Mijas Road ( Left These eye-catching electric blue ceramic bowls with their uneven edges from HK Living are great for summer, adding some playful Mediterranean colour to the table. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂ­a (


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The sophisticated Quatro Tapas Board by Muubs comes in terracotta and black-burned munggur wood. The small terracotta bowls are ideal for serving oils, dips and tapenades, and the squared board looks great when serving brightly-coloured canapés or sushi. Muubs is available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile ( and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (

Go for a truly Mediterranean look with this tableware from Blanc Mariclo. Available from MAM Furniture on the Boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara (

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The new summer vase collection by DĂ´me Deco mixes green, coral and salmon colours to give a natural look to this console. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva AndalucĂ­a (


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Top These stunning white wooden lanterns come in various sizes to suit your varying needs. Available from MAM Furniture in San Pedro de Alcántara ( Above The Lighthouse lantern from Cane-line is contemporary in its design and allows you to enjoy the outdoors with full visibility of the flame – and the flicker of a candlelit evening. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (, UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara ( and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía ( Left These Moroccan lanterns emit light through the intricate metalwork, giving a beautifully warm ambience. Available from La Casa Bella in Cómpeta and online at

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Contemporary Bedroom Showroom Opening May 2nd A new interactive showroom dedicated to the fine art of bedroom design. More than 300 m2 of space that houses everything you could ever need for your bedroom. Be inspired!

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The new Control4Ž solutions include a third-generation high-performance touchscreen that offers video high definition intercom for the entire home. It can control your home’s climate via a wireless thermostat and comprehensive remote control. There is a Control4 App for Apple iPads and iPhones, Android phones and tablets, allowing anyone who lives in the home to have control remotely when they are not there. For more information, contact TD Sat & Sound in Pol. Ind. San Pedro (

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re victims Over 50% of small businesses we s. of cybercrime in the last 12 month Source: Keepers Security SMB

On average it takes nearly 200 days to realise you have been hacked. By the time you realise, it’s way too late. Book your tickets to GIBRALTAR’S 1ST CYBER SECURITY EVENT on June 13th 2017 IT’S ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO USE THE INTERNET.


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THE MIGHT of light

The Ura pendant lamp collection by Arturo Alvarez is handcrafted and has delicate folds inspired by nature. The lamps can be harmoniously combined (as shown here). Arturo Alvarez is available from Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (

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This Photo The Uto lamp by Foscarini can be used both indoors and outdoors. Its versatile design features a silicone rubber chord that can be wrapped around a post or tree to offer light wherever you desire. Foscarini is available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella ( Below Left The silicone Bollard pendant lamp by Menu has a simplistic design – but four lamps in one. It can be suspended from the ceiling, angled as a spotlight, placed casually on a shelf or used to beam light upwards by placing it on its foot. Available from the BoConcept Plus Store on Marbella’s Golden Mile or the Mijas Road ( Below Right The Jazz pendant lamp by Vibia was designed by Diego Fortunato and is ideal for any kind of living area. There are many different finishes to choose from as well as a customised option which Vibia offers through its own software. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (

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OPPOSITE PAGE Designed by Lars Beller Fjetland for Hay, the Cloche table lamp provides directional light, and also comes in matt white or matt black. Hay is available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and in Centro Negocios Oasis, Marbella ( THIS PAGE Above The Pharaoh lampshade by Plumen gently frames and enhances the filament without glare. The shade is mirror-like when it is switched off and, when it is on, the shade takes on a metallic transparency – giving the bulb a silhouette and clearly visible appearance. Plumen is available from UDesign in San Pedro de Alcántara ( Left The Polo light is stable and flexible with a small base so it can be placed anywhere and does not take up much space on a table. It features LED technology, which gives a light beam with exact precision. Marset is available from the BoConcept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and Marbella’s Golden Mile (, Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía (, Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club ( and Direco Lighting in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (


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These beautiful and innovative patio doors are of the highest quality and slide smoothly with very little effort. Large-scale windows are now increasingly popular, as they invite the natural sunlight into the home and maximise your view to the outside world. Available on the Costa del Sol from Reynaers ( or call (+34) 93 721 95 59.


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stylish windows

Glass curtains are connected by folding panels of glass that can be opened and closed with the greatest of ease to offer protection from harsh weather conditions such as wind and rain on your balcony or terrace. When the weather is clement, the glass curtains can be opened and pulled aside, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors, offering the utmost in versatility and adding value to your home. Available from Elite Glass Curtains in Pol. Ind. Elviria (

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BATHROOM beauty Bathrooms have become more than just a functional room. Now they often have a living room feel – with an armchair, chandelier and perhaps even a chaise longue. Make this room your sanctuary where you can enjoy a moment to yourself in bliss.

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The Geberit Monolith sanitary module for washbasins and WCs features an integrated cistern and refined additional functions. Geberit is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (, Proinco in Pol. Ind. Estepona and Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella ( and B&D Marbella Home in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (

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Above The freestanding Aveo bathtub by Villeroy & Boch is made of Quaryl® which is an easy-to-clean material that maintains its high-gloss surface for many years. Villeroy & Boch is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella ( and Proinco in Pol. Ind. Estepona, Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and in various outlets in Málaga ( Right The porcelain Nordic range by Bathco is chic and contemporary with a beautiful deep sink. Bathco is available from Mercasur in Estepona ( and Proinco in Pol. Ind. Estepona, Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and in various outlets in Málaga (

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Kartell by Laufen explores the elements of light, purity and transparency, offering a unique and contemporary look for a bathroom that is truly jaw-dropping. Laufen is available from Mercasur in Estepona ( and Proinco in Pol. Ind. Estepona, Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella and in various outlets in Mรกlaga (

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Left The dynamic Veris range by Grohe is sensually simplistic in its design, with a joystick function. Grohe is available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (, Mercasur in Estepona (, Unique Reforms ( and B&D Marbella Home in Pol. Ind. La Ermita ( Above Inbani’s over-worktop Quadro range features smooth lines, is made of matt CorianŽ and comes with a drain hole and tap holes included. Available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (


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INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN REFURBISHMENT | PROJECT MANAGEMENT | BESPOKE FURNITURE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS These attractive cement floor tiles are from Wow Design’s More Than Floors range. Their Play and Warm collections have been combined to create a serene look that is perfect for summer. Wow Design is available from B&D Marbella Home in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (

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This water-resistant, light-grey, varnished oak flooring has scratch guard technology that provides the ultimate in durability and maintenance. It also comes with the patented Uniclic click system, which makes it quick and easy to install. Available from Decodan Interiores in Estepona (

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Above The striking wooden flooring in this dynamic living room breaks up the futuristic look to give a more welcoming feel to the room. Available from Korsch Cabinetmakers in Pol. Ind. Elviria (www. Left This stunning natural oak flooring adds a warm ambience to a stark white kitchen. Available from Parquet Astorga in Urb. Marbella Real (

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Nature & life By Ali a Bab

A pet hate of mine has been plastics. The profligate use of them in shopping has annoyed me for years but thankfully countries have realised that this usage simply cannot go on as it has been. Researching this use in buildings, I came across other good ways of recycling waste products and I am mentioning just a few of them here. The building and construction sector consumes more than 9.6 million tonnes of plastics, roughly 20 per cent of the total European plastics consumption, thereby making it the second largest plastic application after packaging. Plastic pipes, for instance, command the majority of all new pipe installations, with well over 50 per cent of the annual tonnage. This share is still growing. Although plastics are not always visible in buildings, both the building and construction industries use them in a wide and expanding range of applications, such as piping, window frames and interior design. Apart from being used too much in today’s consumer industry, plastics can also be quite useful, mainly for their insulation properties. They provide insulation from cold and heat, prevent leakages and let households save energy while reducing noise pollution. Here are some rather good ideas for alternative methods: One interesting design comes to us from Norway, where over one million tonnes of paper and cardboard is recycled every year. The wood is created by rolling up paper and solvent-free glue to create something not dissimilar to a log and then chopping it up into usable planks. The wood can then be sealed so it’s waterproof and flameretardant, and used to build anything you would normally build with wood.  Colourful bricks can be made from old plastic bags which are simply everywhere and are notoriously difficult to recycle in any other way. Recycled bags or plastic packaging are placed in a heat mould, and then forced together to form the blocks. They are too lightweight to act as load-bearing walls, but can be used to divide up rooms or outdoor areas. 

Another idea rests on the assumption that animal blood counts as a waste product. This is a potentially offensive idea but, while carnivores are still munching away, they’re wasting loads of animal blood, especially in societies without industrialised food production systems. As it turns out, blood is one of the strongest bio-adhesives out there, as it contains high levels of protein. British architecture student Jack Munro proposed using freeze-dried blood (which comes as a powder), mixed with sand to form a paste and then be cast as bricks. This could be especially useful in remote communities, where blood from animal slaughter is plentiful but strong construction materials are thin on the ground. It is a good alternative to use a waste product as such. Somewhat different is the concept of producing a consumer product specifically so it can later be used as a building material. Many companies today make bottles in cuboid or other tesselative shapes, so they are easier to transport. Thanks to Heineken in the 1960s… Alfred Henry Heineken, owner of the brewery, visited a Caribbean island and was dismayed at both the lack of shelter and the number of discarded Heineken bottles scattered everywhere. He wondered what he could do about this. The company thought of a new brick-shaped design for the bottle, in which the bottleneck slots into the base of the next bottle, forming an interlocking line.  Some rather nice wall or floor tiles can be made by combining recycled granulated cork with whole wine corks. This is a pretty useful idea, considering the world apparently consumes around 31.7 billion bottles of wine a year. Another excellent way of using a discarded product after having enjoyed its original contents!

Alia Babapulle - Interior and Exterior Designer Tel. (+34) 616 670 975 · ·

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If you have been driving along the coast recently – around Málaga, Benalmádena, Mijas Costa, Elviria, Marbella, Benahavís, Estepona, San Roque and Sotogrande – you will probably have noticed that everywhere you look there are new developments of contemporary design apartments and villas but very few traditional Andalucian style buildings. It looks like a home design revolution is well underway on the Costa del Sol, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Modern design homes are being built all over the world and the Costa del Sol has now joined the club. For decades, apartments and villas on the Costa del Sol have been designed and built according to traditional Andalucian design. Today developers and architects are designing and building modern or minimalistic design homes with contemporary interiors for the 21st century, people are queuing up to buy and even off-plan sales are booming. The real state industry in Spain is highly competitive, especially along the coasts, and developers and architects on the Costa del Sol are doing an excellent job attracting home buyers from around the world by offering the latest in 21st century luxury living. You would be wrong to think that these homes are only for the rich and famous: developers are offering new contemporary homes at affordable prices to suit all budgets.

Architects and interior designers create breathtaking designs, space and openness, floor-to-ceiling windows, double-height ceilings, open-plan interiors and solarium roofs. Contemporary design homes don’t just look fantastic – they are also functional. They are built with the latest eco-friendly materials, excellent energy performance ratings and  comfortable living areas, and  most are offering smart phone synchronicity. Simple elegance, clean chic design, contemporary furnishings and beautiful landscaping… let’s face it, even if you prefer more traditional Andalucian architecture you cannot deny how stunning contemporary homes can be. Contemporary architecture is the architecture of the 21st century, from post-modernism to high-tech. When you think of top contemporary architects of the 20th and 21st centuries, leading figures such as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and Santiago Calatrava, just to mention a few, come to mind. However, you might be surprised to know that the Costa del Sol has some of the best contemporary architects, interior designers and developers in Spain, if not Europe, and they are changing the look of homes on the Coast.

John Graham is a senior surveyor and property investment advisor. Tel. 657 337 477 / (+ 44) 203 2900 983 /

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The state-of-the-art Palo Alto residential complex is being developed in a magnificent natural setting in Ójen municipality, only a few minutes from Marbella. The developers, Round Hill Capital, and award-winning architects Villarroel Torrico are working with Gunni & Trentino on several key aspects of the ultra-select project. This includes advice and collaboration on the choice of all materials needed for indoor and outdoor flooring and coating: i.e. bathroom tiling and flooring, kitchen tiling and flooring, countertops, etc., for the whole residence. Gunni & Trentino is able to highlight the advantages of high-quality materials and prestigious international design brands, while offering customisation options for kitchens, bathroom finishes and floors for each house sold. These options comprise a standard basic proposal, already of high quality, as well as a selection of several upgrades and extras. Packages for high-end design furniture for living rooms, bedrooms and outdoor spaces are available from €20,000. The interesting extras Gunni & Trentino can offer span from an outdoor kitchen, a jacuzzi for the terraces, an individual swimming pool ( for the apartments that allow it), a heated tower hanger to a SensoWash® toilet. 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. Building work is planned between 2017 and autumn 2018, and the total investment is projected at €250 million, taking into account land development, infrastructure and construction. 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 or to book a tour call (+34) 900 102 322. /

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UNIQUE SENSE OF GRANDEUR AND MEDITERRANEAN SPLENDOUR Impressive project of two partner villas on Marbella’s most prestigious hillside

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There are few more stunning locations in Marbella. Situated in one of the municipality’s most ultra-select hillside settings, these exceptional villas offer magnificent south-facing panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea. They are just a five-minute drive from the city centre and three minutes to a heliport ( for private use only), nestled in verdant surroundings with abundant vegetation on an extensive 6,334 square metre plot providing absolute privacy. A true touch of paradise, the properties are highlighted by refined quality standards throughout and a variety of elegantly designed features including high ceilings, limestone flooring and custom cherry cabinetry. The exquisite design of the open-plan and light-flooded interiors leaves nothing to be desired. This is amply reflected in the capacious living rooms with their fireplaces, and the office/libraries, as well as the fully-fitted kitchens and each villa’s five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Other first-class features of the homes include under-floor heating, air-conditioning, double-glazing, alarm, dressing room, entertainment room, store rooms, laundry, wine cellar, service apartment, safe, sauna, gym and pool.

There are some differences in layout, qualities and decoration styles between the two villas, and each property has its own title deed. They can be purchased separately or now – as a rare opportunity – both together. PROPERTY FILE Building year: 2004/2005 Plot: Villa A, 3,184 m2; Villa B, 3,150 m2 Built area: Villa A, 1,024.51 m2 + 377.87 m2 terrace(s); Villa B 994.51 m2 + 343.38 m2 terrace(s) Bedrooms: 5 in each villa Bathrooms: 5 + 1 toilet in each villa Garage: 5+ cars Price: available on application - ID number 18560. Residencias Lujosas Vitalux S.L. (Doris Kavcic) Tel. (+34) 630 565 473 / /


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Located in one of Marbella’s most highly desirable neighbourhoods, this magnificent villa ticks all the boxes when it comes to chic contemporary living. 136 MAY & JUNE 2017

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The five-bedroom home enjoys an unrivalled setting close to Puerto Banús beach, with its plethora of restaurants, nightlife, shopping, boutiques and famous marina, while also offering the peace and privacy of a quiet street location. It is just a few minutes walk from the prime amenities at Central Plaza, with excellent medical facilities, schools and transport connections in the local vicinity – and sublime panoramic views over the sea towards northern Africa. Extending over 465 square metres of generous built area, on a 1,010 square metre plot, the property features ample outdoor terraces (180 square metres) and gardens. As befitting a luxury villa of this category in Puerto Banús, the architect has used only the best quality materials. The interior design comprises five bedrooms and bathrooms (with the potential to create a further two-bedroom guest apartment); a spacious, elegant, open-plan living room with direct access

to a terrace overlooking a private infinity pool; and basement space and parking for four cars, which is especially important during the summer months. Other top amenities include private climate control, air-conditioning, central heating, double-glazing, electric blinds, domotics (home automation), entry phone, alarm system, utility room, lift, fitted wardrobes and gym. In short… the ideal property and investment for a holiday let or to accommodate visiting family and friends. Construction is due to be completed in early 2018, and the villa is currently available for sale off-plan for €2750,000. Elite Estates Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 859 309


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of original beauty

Interview with Ivonne Galvan & Geoffrey Femont from Femont Galvan Designers

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How did Femont Galvan come about? After studying in Milan and London, and full of enthusiasm and boundless energy to create and explore, we were keen to develop a project space where the prime objective was to offer designs of great creative quality. Since its birth, the company’s main objective has been to create unique and tailor-made spaces, meticulously taking care of each and every detail. This creative quality is complemented by the use of excellent raw materials and a team that executes ideas with great care and attention – and, above all, affection. At that time, the Costa del Sol provided us with an opportunity to grow together with the area; Marbella was a cosmopolitan city in full development flow. Tell us about your showroom in the Marbella Club Hotel… Femont Galvan Designers is an atelier studio set up to create customised projects. We believe that each client is unique and therefore we tailor-design a space to meet their needs and desires. In addition to being a laboratory of ideas, Femont Galvan Designers is also a showroom where people can discover their own ideas – being able to buy both small and large articles. It is a space where design lives and breathes. Why do you think people choose Femont Galvan for their interior design needs? We believe that we offer a special concept that sets us apart from the rest. Our customers look for a special touch and excellent treatment, and Femont Galvan Designers offers great care and dedication in the details that really make a difference. You work with a lot of amazing brands… How do you select them? The basis of Femont Galvan Designers’ philosophy is to create spaces that are manufactured using high-quality raw materials, taking immense care with the whole process: from obtaining the materials to the development stage and point of manufacture. In accordance with these principles, most of the brands we work with include a handcrafted process. Brands which follow ancestral traditions can transform family businesses into their own form of design language and legacy. We share a passion for the beauty of creating unique pieces; a passion for the beauty of something created with care and dedication. For Femont Galvan Designers, it is extremely important that each of the brands we choose speaks a unique language for each project, one committed to quality. Where do you see the future for Femont Galvan? Each project is a unique experience, so we are constantly researching and looking for new materials and finishing techniques. Femont Galvan Designers is a company that grows with each project. Our aim is to be able to continue carrying out projects at an international level, offering excellent quality and exceptional service, adapting to the needs of our time, and applying technology that allows our customers to enjoy spaces that are well thought out and more personalised. We are working towards building our own developments, with the same levels of high-end luxury and quality that we offer our clients now – expanding our team without ever wavering in our firm commitment to each individual client. Femont Galvan Designers Urb. Marbella Club, Bulevar Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Marbella Tel. (+34) 951 194 753 /


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fairs & exhibitions

DESIGN showcase Contemporary Elegance in Milan

Dedicated to quality and innovation, the 56th edition of Salone del Mobile concluded last month after six days showcasing trend-setting Italian and international creativity and manufacturing interpretation. Centred on the overall theme of “Contemporary Elegance”, the 2017 fair also featured a common thread of luxury: “a synonym for precious and theatrical, well-measured exclusivity: the quality of elegance”. Five events were held concurrently at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre in Rho: Salone Internazionale del Mobile, International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Euroluce, Workplace3.0 and SaloneSatellite. One of the key objectives, noted Salone president Claudio Luti, was to provide designers and planners with the opportunity of finding a mixture of creativity and the industrial capacity to interpret and represent it. “In order to preserve and grow our position of leadership, we need to channel our commitment into fostering the ideas and the projects as well as the passion that shines through from the work, the products and the events. We can no longer think in terms of the Salone as just a trade fair, although it clearly needs to retain its commercial function, but the market is asking us and obliging us to keep our sights firmly fixed on creating experiential events that muster emotions and help people dream, leaving the memory of a moment, an object, a meeting or even a business indelibly etched on their minds.” More than 2,000 exhibitors overall, 34 per cent of them from countries outside Italy, displayed their products and services at the fair; and 343,602 people attended from 165 countries. The next edition of the Salone, together with the biennial Bathroom, Kitchen and FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) exhibitions, will be held from 17 to 22 April 2018.

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WIN 2 GOLD TICKETS TO THE FOREIGNER OR CRAZY 80S CONCERT! This year, Home & Lifestyle Magazine have joined up with Crazy Music Productions who are holding four concerts over the summer at the Hotel Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa. In 2016, this dynamic production team brought us internationally-acclaimed artists Seal and Simply Red! This year’s line-up is set to be even more exciting with Foreigner, Crazy 80s Live (including Billy Ocean, Heather Small from M People, Right Said Fred and Paul Maxwel), George Benson and Michael Bolton!

We are giving away two front-of-stage gold tickets with a separate VIP entrance and pre-show drinks reception for Foreigner, which is being held on 11th June and the Crazy 80s Live concert held on 6th July. Gold tickets are normally worth 309 Euros each, so this is a fantastic prize! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning two gold tickets to either Foreigner or Crazy 80s Live is to email and state your full name and contact phone number with a) where you picked up your copy of Home & Lifestyle Magazine and b) which concert out of the two you would be interested in going to! EASY! Closing date for entries: Foreigner - 5th June 2017. Crazy 80s Live - 30th June 2017. The winner will be informed the day after the closing date. Disclaimer: A concert cancellation is not the responsibility of Home & Lifestyle Magazine (Media Fly SLU). No family members employed by Home & Lifestyle Magazine (Media Fly SLU) may apply.


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Dream Car

FROM FITTIPALDI AND PININFARINA It had been a long-time dream of racing champion Emerson Fittipaldi. “I have tried for years to explain to others what it truly feels like to be behind the steering wheel of a championship race car. There is adrenaline and elation all rolled into an awe-inspiring inner fulfilment that leaves you craving for more.” Twice a winner of both the Formula One world championship (1972 and 1974) and the Indianapolis 500 (1989 and 1993), the 70-year-old Brazilian unveiled his dream track car, the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina, at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The ultra-light, all carbon fibre supercar fulfils Fittipaldi’s dream to produce a car “with fierce track-racing capabilities, for drivers of all skill levels”, fusing his own vision, an iconic design by Pininfarina and race-bred German engineering from HWA AG. “The EF7 is an exciting car that embodies Pininfarina’s DNA in terms of style and innovation, Emerson’s championship race experience and HWA AG’s flawless engineering skills,” said Pininfarina chairman Paolo Pininfarina. “Our collective team was able to turn a dream into a driving machine.” Added Hans Werner Aufrecht, founder and chairman of the supervisory board of HWA AG, “In realising the dream of a champion, the result is a car that combines racing technology and breathtaking design with drivability and the highest safety requirements.” Featuring a sleek design underscored by an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio, the supercar’s design theme – that of a shark, inspired by Emerson – finds aerodynamic expression in the vehicle’s flowing, aggressive lines: “assertive yet incredibly beautiful and pure; and a balance between emotion and efficiency typical of Pininfarina’s design work”. The EF7’s “exceptional yet forgiving” handling and performance will be achieved through a powerful V8 naturally aspirated engine, integrated gearbox, suspension and braking system developed by HWA AG, and ultralightweight, all carbon fibre chassis construction with an exceptionally low centre of gravity. The EF7 will have a limited production, with every owner having the opportunity to benefit from personal coaching by Emerson Fittipaldi. Supercar fans and video game enthusiasts will also be able to experience the EF7 in the virtual world, as it will be exclusively available in the upcoming PlayStation4 video game, Gran Turismo Sport.

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SAAB 93 1.8 CABRIO *LEATHER *2004 *7.890€

AUDI A4 2.5 TDI AVANT *LEATHER *GPS *SUN-ROOF *2004 *140.000KM* 9.800€







BMW X3 2.0 D X-Drive *AUTOMATIC *LEATHER *MOD.2010 *20.900€

BMW 120 D *AUTOMATIC *SUN-ROOF *GPS *ALU-18 SPORT *2008 *14.900€


CORVETTE C5 *1999 *115.000 KM. *PERFECT CONDITIONS *344 CV. *17.900€




AUDI A4 2.0 TDI 143 CV. AVANT *AUTOMATIC *2010 *16.750€


MERCEDES SL 500 *1997 *HARD-TOP *PERFECT CONDITION *130.000 KM. *18.900€

MAZDA MX5 1.8 ROADSTER *1995 *7.900€

AUDI A3 2.0 *CABRIO *AUTOMATIC *BEIGE-LEATHER *60.000 KM *MOD.2009 *19.850€

In front of La Cañada (next to McDonald’s), Marbella. Exit 185 from Puerto Banús & Exit 182 from Fuengirola.

T: 609 02 86 02 | All prices include VAT, transfer and 12 months warranty

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Travel & Getaways

Discovering the Convivial Charms OF COSTA BLANCA

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Home & Lifestyle Magazine was invited by owners Filip and Shah to enjoy a wonderfully pleasant stay at The Riad Azure Hotel. This modest but charming two-bedroom establishment is situated in the attractive town of San Miguel de Salinas, near Torrevieja and five kilometres from La Zenia beach on the Costa Blanca. Delightfully warm and friendly, Filip and Shah pay great attention to detail – they simply could not do enough for us. The décor primarily features a Moroccan theme, which provides a chilled-out casual feel to the hotel. The bedroom we were given was light, airy and peaceful, and came with a welcome folder that included in-depth information about interesting places to visit in the area, a comprehensive mini-bar, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV (with UK channels), WI-FI and a large, comfortable double bed. The Riad Azure breakfast was more like a banquet with croissants, breads, hams, cheese, yoghurt with muesli, strawberries, freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee and an array of teas. The Riad Azure also provides other services such as a multiskilled local beautician/masseuse who visits the hotel and offers fantastic prices to the guests. Filip and Shah organised an evening to try out a Locked In escape room – a new concept in adventure games where you are locked into rooms with other people and together you have to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape all three rooms within an hour. The rooms are dimly lit with screams booming over the speakers to create a truly sinister ambience! It was a great experience and highly recommended. San Miguel de Salinas is half an hour away from Orihuela, a large municipality spanning 365 square kilometres which is home to many museums and religious buildings. The area can be divided into three different sections: the historical city; its surrounding countryside and the La Pedrera Reservoir; and the coastal area, Orihuela Costa. Notable places to visit are the casino with its stunning tiled patio; the Teatro Circo for its excellent concerts; the Rio Segura which runs through the city and is great for walks; and the Pinar de Bonanza nature park where you can enjoy a picnic and go hiking. If the town appeals to you more, there are boutiques, tapas bars and a market every Tuesday and Saturday. Just 20 minutes from the hotel is Torrevieja, famous for its large salt lakes and an area that has been hailed as having one of the healthiest climates in the world. It is a popular destination for holidaymakers from other countries as well as Spaniards, with many people from northern Spain setting up home there. The beaches and coastline in this area are simply stunning, with fascinating coves, powder-like sand and clear blue waters. The Riad Azure C/. Benicàssim, San Miguel de Salinas, Alicante/Alacant Tel. (+34) 966 723 247 Locked In C/. Ruiz Caracena, San Miguel De Salinas Open Monday to Thursday from 11am until 10pm and Friday to Sunday from 11am until late (bar hours may differ). Tel. (+34) 681 680 718


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Situated between El Rosario and Elviria, Bono Beach enjoys one of the most beautiful beach settings on the Coast, with its shallow waters and pure sand with hardly any stones. The beach club itself offers a tranquil ambience with chill-out music – ideal for families or those who simply want to relax in the sun. During the summer months it is extremely difficult to park near any of the beach clubs but thankfully Bono Beach offers a valet service, which takes away the stress of trying to find a parking space. Bono Beach extends over three different areas… Out on the sand there is a chillout area with Fatboy beanbags – a great place to chat with friends and lounge on the beach. If you want to sunbathe more luxuriously, the Balinese beds are a must. They can accommodate up to three people and have curtains to provide more privacy or protection from the sun. You also receive waiter service, a fruit platter,

a bottle of house wine and towels, all for €70, while the standard sunbeds, which also receive waiter service, are just €10. Inside Bono Beach the décor is inspired by the Greek island of Mykonos and provides a sense of serenity with aqua blue hues. There is a spacious air-conditioned indoor dining area as well as an ample outdoor area protected from the sun by newly-erected shade sails* that create an elegant and effective shade solution for those dining al fresco by the sea. Their long, well-shaded bar offers a wide range of beverages including cocktails, all made using fresh ingredients. The kitchen is open from midday until 10.30pm every day and offers a fusion menu. Argentinean chef Agustin is a specialist in combining flavours and textures, especially when it comes to oriental cuisine. However, the menu is extremely diverse and you can find the likes of sushi, Bitterballen, seafood,

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TOP THAI RESTAURANT Centro Plaza 64, Av. Manolete 1 29660 Nueva Andalucía, Reservations: 951 319 778 TOP THAI BEACH C.C. Laguna Village, A-7 km 159, 29680 Estepona. Reservations: 952 80 66 61

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ribs and steaks, salads, nachos and pasta dishes… the list goes on! To begin our own gastronomic experience, we were treated to the Bono Mixed Sashimi with salmon, sea bass, prawn and scallop (which was all sublimely fresh and expertly cut), together with a crispy chicken salad with spinach and mango. Manager Fernando told us that this salad was his favourite, and we could see why as the chicken was marinated perfectly and the mango and spinach were fresh and tasty with a light drizzle of dressing. For our main course, we tried the lobster linguine and the Nasi Goreng – an Indonesian fried rice dish that comes with chicken and king prawns and several interesting accompaniments. And finally, to finish off we were offered their chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce and crème fresh, which was homemade and hugely indulgent! Every Thursday Bono Beach holds a barbecue night with a special menu and live music. Another night not to miss is San Juan (23 June), when there will be a fixed menu with live music and, obviously, a huge bonfire. Note that it is highly recommended to reserve a sunbed or table as much as one week in advance as they do get very booked up, especially on the weekends. Conveniently, they offer many ways to reserve whether it is via their Facebook page, website, El Tenedor, Tripadvisor or simply by telephone. Urb. Costabella, Playa de Arenal, Elviria (Marbella) Tel. (+34) 952 839 236 Facebook page: bonobeachmarbella * The shade sails were installed by The Shade Sail Company: Tel. (+34) 952 930 959;

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High Tea

High Tea in a Luxurious Setting PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT & SPA

Home & Lifestyle Magazine was invited by the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa to enjoy a high tea in the luxurious setting of the Sea Grill restaurant. The high tea is available to everyone for just â‚Ź35, which includes a champagne reception, pot of tea of your choice, fresh forest fruit and sandwiches, as well as delicious chocolates, cakes and biscuits baked by their own on-site baker. Inspiration for the high tea was drawn from Andalucian influences, with the main cake at the top of the tray designed in the shape of a flamenco shoe and the chocolate biscuits shaped like a CordobĂŠs hat. The high tea will be available all year round except in July and August. Reservations are necessary 24 hours in advance. Tel. (+34) 952 820 900

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Gourmet Cooking DUCK DELICACY AT CASTILLO DE MONDA Photos by Peter Staes. Text by Jaap Schaafsma from Hotel-Restaurant Castillo de Monda

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RECIPE: DUCK BREAST WITH BEETROOT, PARSNIP PUREE AND GRAPEFRUIT (2 PERSONS) FOR THE BEETROOT: 1 large beetroot • Pre-heat the oven to 200C. • Carefully wash the beetroot under cold running water and pat dry with kitchen paper. Cut away the leaves making sure you leave at least 2.5 centimetres of​ the stalk, preferably a little more. • Place the beets in a large, roomy roasting tin, sprinkle with the olive oil, and roll the beetroot in the oil to make sure they are well covered. Sprinkle with sea salt and thyme. • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the beetroots are soft but not shrunken. • Remove the tin from the oven, then leave the beets to cool. • Once cooled, rub the skin away with a piece of kitchen paper; it should come away easily. I also like to wear a pair of rubber gloves when I do this to stop my hands from turning red. Cut away the root and stalks and then use as desired. FOR THE PARSNIP PUREE: 1.5kg parsnips 1 litre milk 2 bay leaves Salt and white pepper • Put the milk in a pan and start to heat. Once the milk is hot add the peeled parsnip and bay leaves to boil. • When the parsnips are cooked, transfer them and half of the milk to a kitchen blender and pulse a few times. • Season with sea salt and freshly ground white pepper, then add extra virgin olive oil and pulse once more. Leave to rest in a warm space.

FOR THE GRAPEFRUIT: 1 grapefruit • Peel the grapefruit and break up in wedges. • Peel the skin off the wedges. Put aside for serving. FOR THE DUCK BREAST: 1 large duck breast • Pre-heat the oven to 160C. • Score the skin of the duck breast with a sharp knife and season with salt. • Place the breast skin-side down in a cold non-stick frying pan over a mediumhigh heat. As the fat is released, tilt the pan towards you and use a spoon to remove the liquid. • Sear the duck breast for approximately six minutes then turn it over and continue to fry for four minutes • Turn the duck breast on its sides to evenly sear the meat on all surfaces then remove it from the pan. If the meat is not fully cooked at this point, finish it in the oven at 160C for two minutes. • Allow the duck breast to rest for 10 minutes before serving SERVE: Serve with the peeled segments of grapefruit. See photo for an example of serving this dish, or make your own one.


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Mountain Traditions … AND THE REAL THING

By AJ Linn

There are as many myths about wine tasting as there are about Father Christmas. Many stand up though: if you give expert tasters the same wine twice in a blind tasting competition, it will almost always get different scores. Try blindfolding someone and offering them a glass of red wine and a glass of white. Usually they will not be able to tell which is which. Even skilled tasters fall for this one. Another, slightly harder to prove is that a wine tastes different depending on which hand is holding the glass. So where does all this cant about “I only like red wine” or “I can’t drink white wine with cheese” come from? It is interesting that the first wines to be exported from Spain were overwhelmingly white. The shipping ports for northern Europe and South America, the main markets, were in Andalucía, and white was the colour of nearly all wine produced in the region. We are more than familiar with the statement that Shakespeare put into Falstaff ’s mouth about, “If I had a thousand sons… I would teach them… to forswear thin potations and to addict themselves to sack.” This was back in the 16th century, and practically all wine shipped then was referred to as “sack”. It was naturally sweet and transported in wooden butts, although it was not until the first English travellers began to roam around Spain, later writing books about their experiences, that the possibility of there being other types of wine even began to be considered. The Rev Townsend was a vicar from Pewsey, in England’s Wiltshire, who would have gone almost completely unnoticed in the annals of history were it not for his literary references to Málaga wines. Anyone familiar with 18th century English travellers in Spain, such as George Borrow, Henry Swinburne and Richard Ford, will find frequent references to local wine, something which seems to have been ignored by Spanish historians. Around the same period another famous traveller, French writer Teofilo Gautier, went on record as hating Málaga’s gazpacho (“only fit for dogs”) but he did enjoy the local wine. You did need courage to travel around Spain in those days. The risk of robbery was constant, and “accidents” on the road were common. The food was execrable, and beds had to be shared with fleas and cockroaches – and sometimes fellow travellers. But by the end of the 18th century there were no fewer than 14 foreign-owned wine shippers in Málaga, then Spain’s second-largest wine region. The star product, known predominately as Mountain, had taken over from sack and was very

popular in England and South America. Unfortunately nothing lasts forever, and successive infestations of mildew, and finally the deadly phylloxera, ruined the once-profitable business. Vineyards were abandoned and thousands of agricultural workers became unemployed. At one stroke the region’s principal industry ceased to exist. SENSATIONAL TRANSFORMATION When the first expats arrived on the Coast the only local wine worth bothering with was the sweet stuff, hard to digest in any quantity and not congenial to accompanying food. The subsequent transformation over a few decades has been nothing but sensational. Today every class of wine is made in Andalucía, from smooth Chardonnays to excellent red Crianzas and Reservas. Even the historic Mountain Wine has been reborn, thanks to a few nostalgic and competent local winemakers, not an easy task when the first step was identifying vineyards with vines old enough to have a direct lineage to the original. Well-known local winemaker Victoria Ordoñez has taken 10 years to produce what she claims to be the nearest replica to the original, with her Voladeros. No producer has a monopoly of the Mountain Wine designation, although the controlling body, Málaga’s Consejo Regulador, maintains it is “a dry wine made from the Pedro Ximénez grape, no less than 15º alcohol”. If you scratch around you can discover all sorts of interesting products in this category, but my accolade goes to a family-run bodega north of Málaga, which has shown itself to be more capable than most of using local grapes to produce wines that can be put up against the best of any other region. Cortijo La Fuente, in Mollina, has developed from a sweet wine-producing bodega to one that now has an amazing selection of dry, but fruity, whites, and young and aged red wines, several of which have been awarded prizes. Starting with the Don Pepe dry, an authentic Mountain Wine at the incredible price of €6.90, compared with others on the market costing four times that and, working through the excellent selection of Muscatels and Pedro Ximénezs to the most expensive of the two barrel-aged reds, there is nothing that costs more than €9. Indeed, there are few other producers in the Málaga area offering such a wide variety of local wines at such acceptable prices.

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Smart Help for Memory Loss … AND SIMPLE TESTS FOR DEPRESSION Medical Minutes by John Schieszer

SMARTPHONES FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS A small study is showing that it may be possible to help a person maintain memory in a whole new way. Using a Google calendar application, researchers were able to maintain prospective memory (the ability to remember to do things in the future) in a patient with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The patient is a retired teacher who had reported memory difficulties 12 months prior to the study. These difficulties referred to trouble remembering names and groceries she wanted to purchase, as well as frequently losing her papers and keys. According to the patient and her husband, the main difficulties that she encountered were related to prospective memory, such as forgetting medical appointments or taking her medication. To help her with her symptoms, Mohamad El Haj, a psychologist and assistant professor at the University of Lille, proposed using Google Calendar, a time-management and scheduling calendar. The patient accepted, as she was already comfortable using her smartphone. She also declared that she preferred the application as it offers more discrete assistance than a paper-based calendar. With the patient and her husband, the researchers defined several prospective omissions in the patient, such as forgetting her weekly medical appointment, forgetting her weekly bridge game in the community club and forgetting to go to weekly mass at the church. These omissions were targeted by sending automatic alerts, prompted by Google Calendar, at different times before each event. The study, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, is the first to suggest positive effects of smartphone applications on everyday life prospective memory in Alzheimer’s disease. By demonstrating the positive effect of Google Calendar on prospective memory in this patient, it is hoped this study will pave the way for exploring the potential of smartphone-integrated memory aids in Alzheimer’s disease.

SIMPLE BLOOD TESTS FOR DEPRESSION TREATMENTS It now may be possible to determine which medication is more likely to help a person overcome depression, according to American researchers. “Currently, our selection of depression medications is not any more superior than flipping a coin, and yet that is what we do. Now, we have a biological explanation to guide treatment of depression,” said study investigator Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, who is with the Southwestern Medical Center’s Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care in Dallas (Texas). Dr. Trivedi and his colleagues conducted a study in which they demonstrated that measuring a patient’s C-reactive protein (CRP) levels through a simple fingerprick blood test could help doctors prescribe a medication that is more likely to work. Utilising this test in clinical visits could lead to a significant boost in the success rate of depressed patients who commonly struggle to find effective treatments, according to the researchers. Up to a third of depressed patients don’t improve during their first medication, and about 40 per cent of people who start taking anti-depressants stop taking them within three months. “Giving up hope is really a central symptom of the disease. However, if treatment selection is tied to a blood test and improves outcomes, patients are more likely to continue the treatment and achieve the benefit,” said Dr. Trivedi. The new research measured remission rates of more than 100 depressed patients prescribed either escitalopram alone or escitalopram plus bupropion. Researchers found a strong correlation between CRP levels and which drug regimen improved their symptoms. Dr. Trivedi identified CRP as a potential marker for depression treatments because it has been an effective measure of inflammation for other disorders such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

John Schieszer is an award-winning national journalist and radio and podcast broadcaster of The Medical Minute. He can be reached at

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and Pulmonary Fitness

I’ve read a couple of articles this past month that have piqued my interest. The first concerns proof of something that I am sure many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other breathing problems already know. However, sometimes it’s just as important to raise awareness of things that, although apparently obvious, may not be well known. Johnston ( from Canada) and colleagues decided to investigate whether the common cold was associated with an increased risk of exacerbation (a severe chest infection) in people with COPD. As well as looking at the risk of an exacerbation they measured whether rhinovirus (a virus that commonly causes colds) was present or not. Having a cold was strongly associated with the risk of an exacerbation in patients with COPD, but interestingly the risk remained high even if rhinovirus was not detected. The study was carried out by means of symptom reporting cards, daily diaries where patients reported on levels of breathlessness, temperature, sore throat, cough and change in phlegm. The benefit of daily symptom reporting is that you and your health professional can see at a glance if you are running the risk of an exacerbation (and possibly a hospitalisation). If you have breathing problems, daily recording of your symptoms may help you identify when prompt action is

By Rachel Garrod

needed, and encourage your health professional to recognise the importance of common colds (with or without virus detection) in the worsening of COPD. Monitoring helps you stay on top of your condition, and that in turn helps improve outcomes. The other study concerns the long-term cardiovascular limitations associated with pulmonary embolism (PE). Pulmonary emboli are blood clots in the lung, often caused by a clot in the leg that has travelled to the lungs. In the study 100 patients who had successfully been treated for and recovered from a PE were followed up a year later. Almost half of these scored less than 80 per cent of what would be expected for their age and gender on a fitness test that measured peak oxygen uptake. Being male, overweight, a smoker or younger age seemed to increase your risk of lower fitness one year after treatment. The authors suggested that these patients could benefit from a cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation approach with a focus on improving fitness, as there is no evidence to suggest the lack of fitness is irreversible. So, if you don’t feel yourself one year after a PE, why not approach your doctor or physiotherapist about some additional exercise training?

Rachel Garrod PhD MSc is a physiotherapy lecturer and stop smoking counsellor Tel. (+34) 652 281 122 · · · Guest blogger:

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Art & Culture


The 80th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s most famous painting is being celebrated with an exhibition of 150 of the Málaga-born artists’ works from around the world. Titled “Piedad y Terror en Picasso: El Camino a Guernica”, the exhibition will remain on show at Madrid’s Reina Sofia Museum until 4 September. Meanwhile, the Picasso Málaga Museum has announced that it is “ushering in a new era by showing its collection in a completely fresh manner – in terms of both the content and the presentation”. Over the next three years the museum

will be showing 166 works, some of them rarely shown in public before – which, in conjunction with the 233 works from the permanent exhibition, “will narrate the most important episodes in Picasso’s artistic career and provide insights into the themes, techniques and styles that made him the great artist of the 20th century”. On 20 May, coinciding with Málaga’s “Noche en Blanco” cultural evening, the museum gallery will be open free of charge, inviting visitors to view the Picasso works on show as well as the temporary exhibition “Bacon, Freud and the School of London”

Bilbao’s Guggenheim COMMEMORATES TWO DECADES The iconic Guggenheim contemporary art museum in Bilbao is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry, the building radically transformed the northern Spanish city’s cultural and tourist image. Gehry employed advanced software used in the aerospace industry in its construction, which extends over 24,000 square metres and comprises 33,000 reflective titanium panels interconnected with stone and glass shapes. The interior is designed around a spacious, light-filled atrium with views of Bilbao’s estuary and surrounding hills.

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Mark Shaw Moments ON SHOW IN LONDON

Opening after London Fashion Week earlier this year, the “Mark Shaw: A Moment in Time” exhibition is running until August at the Aston Martin brand experience centre in London’s Dover Street. Best known for his portraits of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, Shaw’s images of celebrities including Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel, and iconic fashion images celebrating creations from Dior, Balmain and Givenchy, were featured in the pages of LIFE magazine, top fashion magazines of the day and other publications. He died in 1969 at the age of 47, and most of his work was put into storage and remained unseen for over 40 years.


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DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FOR HOME & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE We were delighted to celebrate two Home & Lifestyle Magazine milestones this spring. The March-April issue was our 50th, and it also marked our ninth anniversary. The perfect reason, therefore, to invite clients, colleagues and associates to an exclusive party in the idyllic setting of El Campanario Resort, where they were able to catch up with old friends and make new networking contacts. Guests savoured sumptuous hot and cold canapés, as well as cupcakes courtesy of Gastrogems (Tel. +34 697 365 436), enjoyed live music by Georgina Morris and presentations on a large screen provided by TD Sat & Sound – and plenty of balloons to add a colourful celebratory touch. Photos by: Johnny Gates

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INAUGURATION OF NEW ITALIAN FURNITURE BRAND CALLIGARIS IN MARBELLA International furniture brand Calligaris celebrated the opening of its Marbella showroom, in Centro Negocios Oasis on Marbella’s prestigious Golden Mile, with a cocktail party attended by many of Marbella’s movers and shakers. Guests enjoyed canapés and an array of beverages while perusing the diverse furniture displays. Photos: Johnny Gates.

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HOME FAIR EXHIBITION IN TORREMOLINOS The second edition of the Home Fair took place in the Palacio de Congresos Torremolinos at the beginning of April, showcasing many companies based on the Costa del Sol from the worlds of home decoration, construction, law, finance, real estate and much more. The event was organised by Yves Sirejacob and his team, and they are already planning the third edition, this time in the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella over the last weekend of October.

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Everything happens in happiness

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coming this summer, the first hotel cappuccino in palma de mallorca Cappuccino Marbella. C/ de José Meliá S/N · T. 952 868 790 (Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe)


GRAND OPENING OF LA TÉRRASSE AT PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT & SPA La Térrasse, the new open-air venue situated in the middle of Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa by La Suite, held its launch party over the Easter weekend with a rapturous audience of Marbella guests who enjoyed delectable canapés and free-flowing wine, cava and beer while being treated to music by DJ Paquito and DJ Alvaro as well as a number of other live acts. This opening party was one of a trilogy of events held by the Marbella five-star hotel over at Easter, together with the opening season party and La Suite’s first anniversary party. Photos by: Johnny Gates (

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Exciting Summer News for Clients Banus Group is preparing for the 2017 high season with new promotions and new offers for customers. All the team is looking forward to summer “with positive energy and new ideas”. The group is starting five “significant” construction projects, including two turn-key projects that are expected to be completed this year. “We are sure that there is no other offer on the Costa del Sol market with the same characteristics, like five-star location, absolute perfection in every detail and solid quality – and all this for a very reasonable price.” As for the real estate sector, Banus Group is focusing on short and long-term rentals. “Our philosophy is to provide an individual and very personalised treat for every customer, so we pay a lot of attention to every little wish and guarantee that everything will be organised in the best way. We know that our customers are busy and hard-working people, and are placing in our hands the most important things in their lives – their home, family time, safety and comfort – so we do our best to give them the finest service and to be worthy of their confidence.” Banus Group has exclusive and unique properties for sale and rent, catering for those looking for a Spanish home or still seeking accommodation for summer. Calle Ramón Gómez de la Serna, 22, Marbella Tel. (+34) 952 866 339 / 616 381 860 /


Celebrity Exhibition by Rita Martorell

An exhibition by Catalan artist Rita Martorell will remain on show at the ultra-exclusive La Zagaleta residential estate until 23 May. Rita started to paint portraits 20 years ago, first in Barcelona, later of famous people from throughout Spain and Europe, and most recently of leading members of Marbella high-society. This latest exhibition includes a portrait of Enrique Pérez Flores, real estate entrepreneur, banker and founder and honorary president of La Zagaleta. His son Ignacio was among the official guests attending the exhibition launch in the La Zagaleta clubhouse, together with former Euro parliamentarian Jorge Hernández Mollar, Benahavís mayor José Antonio Mena and Fernando Francés, director of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga.

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Innovative Update of Aluminium Shutters After last year’s successful introduction of the all-new real wood interior and exterior shutter ranges to the Spanish market, it became clear to ShuttersinSpain that the aluminium plantation shutter range was too limited. “High time for an update or, better still, why not replace it altogether?” The company is now pleased to present a complete new take on a classical theme: aluminium exterior shutters but with the class and refinement of their wooden counterparts. As they noted, “No more cheap-looking, ugly, ill-fitted shutters, which spoil the outside of an otherwise beautiful property, but stylish, practical and safe pieces of art.” Tel. (+34) 681 055 383 /


Design Services with the Wow Factor in Marbella Elisabet Asgeirsdottir, an Interior Architect from Iceland, has launched a new firm in Marbella, EA Interiors, providing top services in interior architecture and design. Elisabet previously had a successful career at larger firms, before fulfilling her goal of setting up her own business. She believes it is important to allow her personality to come through in a way that enables her to capture clients’ wishes and needs. ‘’In the design world your creativity is the limit. If you add a well-captured concept and a good technical knowledge and understanding of materials, the rest shapes its own reality for the final result. That is truly fascinating and gives you the wow factor your clients want to achieve.’’  EA Interiors’ services include technical CAD layouts and conceptual presentations with a selection of materials for the designs of kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, lighting and decoration from the beginning to the final stage of the project.  In addition to interior architecture and design, the company offers refurbishments, project management, residential and commercial projects, and bespoke furniture. Tel. (+34) 672 206 834 / /


ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TV on RTV Marbella Marbella Now is a weekly English-language TV show on RTV Marbella with a new show broadcasted each Friday at 6pm. The show is repeated up to 12 times during the week and is available via streaming and online through their website. The focus of the programme is to help promote a community spirit between the 127 nationalities that call Marbella their home. It offers a rare opportunity to learn about and from each other as well as to increase empathy among those who are different but have so much in common. The programme unveils news and information about charities, associations, organisations and businesses operating on the Coast and offers an insight into the property market, events, restaurants and culture hotspots, as well as advice on the legal and administrative ramifications of living abroad. Presenter Nicole King states, “We love Marbella and if you do too and want to know more about living here, socialising or making new business opportunities, please tune in every Friday. Marbella Now is a great way to network without leaving your sofa and can open many doors to social and business opportunities, from Marbella to the world.”


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No Substitute for Passion Getting what you want from your job and your life often takes mental toughness, especially – notes Doris Kavcic – when you live on the Costa del Sol and work in the real estate business. She founded Residencias Lujosas Vitalux, S.L. in 2009, “with a lot of passion and joy”, and in all has 19 years of experience in the real estate business. “When you take this decision, the chances that you will succeed are always there, thanks to the tenacity and stamina of working hard in pursuit of a goal, despite obstacles or setbacks. While talent and knowhow are very important in each business for getting ahead, grit is actually the biggest predictor of how successful you will ultimately be.” This is the reason why, in 2011, Doris began studying (by distance learning) to become a “mental coach”. Primarily for her own development, she says, “but also to lead the company in the best possible way”. Psychology is, in fact, her second passion. “The purchase of a property has so much to do with emotions, you cannot be well prepared enough.” Residencias Lujosas Vitalux, S.L. / Doris Kavcic Tel. (+34) 630 565 473 /


Harmonious Holistic Treatments in Elviria The owner of a top dental practice in Elviria (Marbella) has opened an aesthetics clinic next door in order to provide a more comprehensive service to clients. Dr. Karl Wehmeyer, who has been working in Marbella as a dentist at Clínica Dental Dr. Wehmeyer since 1999, opened Clínica Estética Contur in January. Much of Dr Wehmeyer’s work is dedicated to the field of aesthetic dentistry, and in this context his vision is “to make the patient’s smile appear fresh, healthy and vital through the harmonious balance of healthy teeth combined with a beautiful shape and colour”. He opened the new clinic “because a beautiful smile also needs a beautiful frame”. He will continue to dedicate his time to the dental practice while his daughter manages Clínica Estética Contur’s highly professional team of experienced specialists. The philosophy of Clínica Estética Contur is described as being “that of a beauty clinic in which the patient feels safe and well looked after. The aim of the clinic is to work in harmony with the patient, to help them create a personal, natural beauty that emphasises their personality while at the same time preserving their characteristic identity. “All the treatment methods that are offered are non-surgical and are of the latest technological standard. With the help of gentle and low-risk processes, the specialists succeed in achieving a rapid and good result. Further advantages in comparison to surgical procedures are the usually lower costs and shorter downtimes. As a rule, the normal course of the day can be resumed

immediately after the treatment.” In addition to the facial region and body lifting, other areas of treatment include permanent hair depilation, varicose veins, venous diseases, age spots, scars and other pigment disorders. In all cases, the most recent laser technology is used. The team at Estética Contur rely on the IPL Quantum Laser from Lumenis, “one of the most innovative devices currently on the market”. Tel. (+34) 951 556 677

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Inaugural Hotel Art Exhibition by Maiju Tirri

Finnish Artist Maiju Tirri launched Sunborn Gibraltar’s first on-board art exhibition, which will remain on view until 31 August. Currently residing and working in southern Spain, Maiju has had several solo and group exhibitions around Europe and has works in various public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East and the US. “I’m honoured to be chosen as the first artist to display my art collection in this series of Sunborn Gibraltar ‘Go Culture’ events,” said the artist. “It is a brilliant opportunity to bring world-class art to visitors on-board Sunborn and add value to their experience in the beautiful Sunborn Superyacht hotel. “Today’s travellers and business travellers are busy with limited time to visit galleries and cultural events, so it’s a great idea to bring art to Sunborn hotel where visitors are relaxed and can appreciate art with more ample time. The average person spends 17 seconds looking at an art piece in a museum. To understand art it requires time to check every detail and the story behind the painting. When you observe art with concentration and time this gives you an opportunity to see what might not be clear at a first glance”. Maiju Tirri:

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Luxury Lounging In and Around the Pool

Thamarai Design is one of the most experienced landscape, swimming pool and pond design companies on the Costa del Sol, with over 17 years of experience internationally in the field. According to the company, “Each project is designed with close attention to detail, and managed and implemented with great care to create seamless, well-executed and beautifully finished projects.”

Thamarai Design is also the exclusive distributor in Spain and Portugal of Ledge Loungers – in-water luxury furniture that offers the ultimate pool lounging experience. Tel. (+34) 602 632 660 (Helga Cascos) / /


Launch of Life Insurance with Special Worldwide Benefits Regency for Expats has launched a new life insurance product “specifically developed to protect globally mobile individuals and employees throughout the world”. The insurance is being underwritten by Regency Assurance (Regency for Expats’ parent company) and is available from 1 May. According to Regency, “The policy is particularly notable for the inclusion of some extremely desirable benefits which are not currently available under other insurers’ policies without restriction. Regency is considered to be at the forefront of international insurance provision specialising in policies designed specifically for expats throughout the world… Unlike the majority of life insurance policies which include restrictions, Regency’s life insurance policy will guarantee the insured complete geographical transferability, which means that the policy will follow the insured from country to country.” Additional benefits available to the beneficiary in the event of the death of the insured person include upfront payments, 24-hour international assistance, mortal remains repatriation, child chaperone services and bereavement counselling. Said Regency for Expats business development manager Kayla Hall, “As a leading global insurance provider, our aim is to offer our customers products that are especially beneficial for the expatriate community, where global mobility is a key element in their need for cross-border financial solutions.” /

Cyber Threat Awareness Event On-Board the Sunborn Gibraltar

Gibraltar’s first ever cyber security event will be held on 13 June. The day will comprise demonstrations and speeches from some of the world’s most respected cyber security experts, who will offer advice and solutions. The day will also tackle subjects such as social media exploits, data protection, general online risks to businesses, identity fraud and reputation damage, to name just a few. Event organiser Justin Manners notes, “The event is for anyone who uses the internet. It’s so important to know how to protect yourself from cyber crime, as once you have been hacked the effects can be devastating.” Tel. (+34) 602 821 849 /

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Rebranded Company Expands to Capture Luxury Outdoor Market Leading European shade solutions provider TipTopShade has been rebranded as ACOOLA “to become an ultra-cool one-stop-solution for innovative outdoor solutions”. As part of this transformation, the company retains its motto, “Design, Inspire and Desire”, but relocates to a new private showroom in San Pedro’s Polígono (industrial estate), “where clients can experience exciting new outdoor decorations, furnishings, lighting/heating and shade solutions”. The official launch of the private showroom is scheduled to take place on 25 May, when Yves SireJacob, the honorary consul of Belgium for Málaga province will deliver the opening speech – also marking the company’s 10th anniversary of trading in Marbella. ACOOLA counts high-profile names such as Ocean Club, Nikki Beach and the Puente Romano Hotel as clients. Its aim is “to offer private and commercial customers access to high-end, yet accessible, outdoor products that will add a touch of style to any space”. ACOOLA’s specialist services include 3D renderings, budget planning, scheduling and installation, focusing on quality Belgium design and innovation. Residential and commercial customers can also look forward to a programme of regular talks and seminars from experts within related fields, as well as product launches in the new private showroom. Belgian national and ACOOLA owner Didier Dewyn explained, “Championing high-quality affordable design products is a cause which is close to my

heart. So rebranding TipTopShade as ACOOLA, an outdoor solutions specialist offering pre-dominantly understated Belgian brands, was the logical step. It is our aim to offer residential and commercial clients the opportunity to have some fun with their outside space, without breaking the bank. “Clients who visit our new showroom will be invited to join us for a drink, relax and take a look around at the wonderful possibilities that can transform their outside space. Our multilingual team will be on-hand to explain technical details and we will offer the services of an in-house interior/exterior designer.” Tel. (+34) 661 030 816 / /


Early Summer Celebrations… with a Jungle Theme


Change the Energy of Your Life

Over the past 12 years Redline Company has always aimed to be a leader rather than a follower, playing a key role for companies requiring the top-class services of an external marketing department. To that end, the Redline team decided to make an early summer start this year, opening their doors to celebrate the official launch of their new jungle-branded headquarters, and inviting guests to “grab their sunnies and get into the vibe” with sangria, cava, cold beers and freshly-prepared canapés.

Toon Roijers gave a presentation at the Andalucía Lab in April about changing the energy of our homes in order to change the energy of our lives. According to Toon, “There is a relationship between people and spaces, and you can be influenced by the energy of a space and/or the space can be influenced by your presence. When you feel depressed, stressed or irritated, or there is just a feeling of tension, sometimes the solution can be quite simple… letting fresh air in, cleaning or adding fresh flowers.” If the problem is more serious and, for example, related to radiation, underground water or vortex, or if your property has been for sale for a considerable time, Toon might be able to help by rebalancing the Chi of the house. Tel. (+34) 617 778 227 /

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Home & Lifestyle Magazine edición 51. Mayo/Junio 2017.

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Home & Lifestyle Magazine edición 51. Mayo/Junio 2017.