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THE FIRST WORD In Hollywood, relationships and marriages end at the drop of a hat, but some celebrity couples have proven that fame and “forever” are not mutually exclusive, with the news of Melanie Griffiths & Antonio Banderas separation and the media speculation that surrounded Beyoncé & Jay Z (although we now know it was a hoax to sell more concert tickets!) we decided that within this edition of Sunsearch Magazine we would honour celebrity marriages that have stood the test of time. We hope you enjoy reading this issue. Yours, Stan

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10 Luxurious Getaways - The Mysterious Island of Ibiza 22 Celebrity Power Couples - Marriages that have Stood the Test of Time 31 BEAUTY Luxury Skincare - The Legendary Creme de la Mer 49 FASHION

141 HORSES & HISTORY All the Queens Horses 152 MOTORS Bugatti’s - “Black Bess” Mazzanti Evantra, the New Kid on the Block 170 feature: Flawless Italian Design, Chopi Chopi 178 feature: The Private Plane Phenomenon

Style News - 2014/2015 Trends Gentleman Zone - Shades of Grey

187 FINE DINING The Top 10 Luxury Restaurants in the World

77 LIVING

Gourmet News

78 feature: Discover the Marvels of the Arctic Circle

Traditional Christmas Treats

Travel News Winter Wonderland - Suggestions for Winter Holidays 106 feature: Cameron Diaz - The All American Girl

235 ART Susan Hiller - Video Artist Cut Outs by Henri Matisse

Time is Money - Are Vintage Watches a Safe Investment?

244 Book Reviews

feature: The Tragic Story of Victoria Secrets

246 Film Reviews

132 feature: The One & Only Luxury Hotel and Spa

248 Horoscopes

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Weekend Breaks and Getaways


La Isla Blanca

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or many, Ibiza (Eivissa) means endless partying in Mediterranean macro clubs. Every summer the place is mobbed by the young and beautiful international party-set, all searching for the ultimate in hedonistic fun-in-the-sun. The innovative music scene in Ibiza has been so influential that its trademark genre of chilled-out dance music has come to be known as ‘Balearic House’, and the place has made superstars out of previously anonymous DJs who have now been catapulted to celebrity status. What began as small bars and underground clubs have spawned whole empires with international club nights such as Manumission and Pacha now global brand names. Although the island’s huge tourist industry is geared unashamedly towards the 18-30 holidaymakers, Ibiza does in fact have a lot to offer families and the less nocturnally minded visitor. 

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biza is by far the most diverse and beautiful of all the Baleric Islands. From the white sandy beaches and cyrstal blue waters to the world renowned superclubs sprinkled around the island, Ibiza really has it all. The Greeks called Ibiza and Formentera the Islas Pitiusas (Islands of Pine Trees), and about half the island (especially the comparatively unspoilt northeast) remains covered by these thick woods. Alongside hardy pines, the most common crops are olives, figs and almonds and, away from the main resorts and towns, the island has a gentle rural charm. In 1956 the island boasted 12 cars and in the 1960s the first hippies from mainland Europe began to discover its idyllic beaches. With a mixed World Heritage Site because of Ibiza City’s architecture and the island’s rich sea life, Ibiza soon latched on to the money-spinner of bulk tourism. Today the resident populace of 117,700 watches on as millions, more than four million passengers annually pass through its airport to visit The White Island each year.

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Dalt Vila The capital is located in the Municipality of Eivissa. Its fortification, declared a World Heritage Site, is full of narrow streets and monuments such as the Castle and the Cathedral. Its construction was ordered by Philip II of Spain, giving Eivissa a strategic role in his defence policy for the Mediterranean. The fortification’s aim was to stop the Berber pirates’ invasions and plunders. Once inside the fortification, there are several monuments you can visit: the Cathedral, which is the Diocesan Museum’s; Santo Domingo’s Church; San Ciriaco’s Chapel, the City Council’s whose cloister is used as a venue for many sort of exhibitions, concerts, and cultural events throughout the year; and finally, the Archaelogical Museum, where you can find an impressive collection of pieces that belonged to the island ancient inhabitants, from Prehistory to the Islamic Middle Ages. Other interesting places outside the fortification are the necropolis Puig des Molins, which was used as a cemetery for more than one thousand years, nowadays having 3,500 underground tombs, and the ancient irrigation systems, known as “Portals de Feixa”, declared “Site of Cultural Interest” by the Island Government.


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Cala de Sant Vicent Sant Vicent used to be the most isolated area in the island, to the extent that its villagers had to go to the capital by sea if they wanted to avoid several days of journey. However, it has become an excellent tourist resort to spend family holidays There are many little trips you can make such as Es Culleram cave Not far from here the visitor will find the tiny village of Sant Vicent and its pretty church, which construction started in 1827, although it was not founded until 1838. The main reason for this delay was the lack of resources, since the area had very few inhabitants. The church has a rectangular floor and is completely unadorned. It consists of the main altar, six secondary chapels, and a small belfry. Its main feature is that the porch is not in front of the temple, as in other chapels, but on the left, in the Western part of the nave. 16

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Santi Agusti des Vedra Sant Agustí is one of the best preserved villages in the island. Nothing seems to alter its simple and beautiful architecture, composed of a parish house, located at the back of the church, a stone tower, and the casas payesas (traditional houses) situated around the main square. If you walk up the hill you will be able to contemplate the surrounding fields, very popular because of their grapevines, which produce a home-made fruity red wine of excellent quality. There are many unspoilt beaches in the vicinity, such as Platges de Comte and Cala Bassa. The church, small and unadorned, was blessed in 1806 and shows a peculiarity: it is the only one facing the West instead of the South. The reason was that two different families demanded the church to be erected in their land. Finally, the problem was fairly solved and the church was built between both lands, facing both landowners’ homes.


Es Vedra The mythical island of Es Vedrá. Could this be the tip of Atlantis? Or the home of Homer’s sirens who lured sailors to their deaths with their bewitching melodies? Standing at almost 400 metres high, this uninhabited rock island made of limestone is situated 2km off the west coast of Ibiza, in the Cala d’Hort area. Shrouded in myths and legend, Es Vedra is said to be the  third most magnetic spot on the planet  (after the north-pole and Bermuda Triangle). Some geologists claim this is not the case, yet there is no denying the way  navigational instruments tend to go haywire in the vicinity of Es Vedra, and it is almost impossible to get a direct compass reading. Even homing pigeons get confused whilst flying over the island, often completely losing their sense of direction. Popular myths surrounding Es Vedra include that it was the  home of the sirens and sea-nymphs who tried to lure Ulysses from his ship in Homer’s Odyssey, and also the birth place and holy island of the Phoenician goddess, Tanit. It is further said that part of Es Vedra was used to build the Pyramids in Egypt, as the limestone rock is claimed to hold a maximum concentration of energy, similar to that of the Pyramids, Stonehenge and Easter Island and, certainly, many people become conscious of a mysterious force that surrounds the area, making it a favourite place for meditation and other spiritual practices. But perhaps one of the best known myths surrounding Es Vedra is that it is, in fact, the tip of the sunken civilisation of Atlantis. The natural cave of Atlantis, in the bay directly opposite Es Vedra, can be visited by the more persistent of visitors…its precise location is a closely-guarded Ibiza secret and to reach it involves quite a challenging trek. There are no signposts and no maps to Atlantis, but those who do manage it are rewarded by its peaceful and spiritually inspiring ambiance, and beautiful art left by previous visitors, including an image of the god Shiva, proclaimed protector of the cave temple.


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Pontos S & Miros Date Ladies For him a stylish, modern sports watch, powered by an automatic calibre, renowned for it’s patented inner-rotating bezel. For her a perfectlly proportioned time piece, gracefully adorned with 60 diamonds

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Power Couples With dramtic split of the power couple Melanie Griffiths and Antonio Banderas sadly divorcing, it got us thinking here at Sunsearch Magazine that far too often we hear of the fast and fleeting world of love in celeb-land so we thought it would be really nice to mention some of the longest celebrity marriages. These stars have proven that not all celebrity marriages last for a short time and family is something to greatly appreciate.

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Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward Fifty years, for any marriage is an extraordinary feat - but a Hollywood marriage? Why, it’s an eternity! Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward were famously dubbed the golden couple of Hollywood, and a better description could not be given blissfully happy, wonderfully grounded and a charmingly lovely great love story by any standard... It was in January of 2008 that the steadfast couple celebrated their ‘golden’ 50th wedding anniversary. Still as happy as ever, Newman was set to direct a stage production at the Westport Country Playhouse, Of Mice and Men, however, quite unfortunately had to withdraw in June of that year due to ‘health reasons’. It was tragically announced that Paul had been diagnosed with lung cancer. The hearts of fans the world over went out to this beautiful couple as the future looked bleak. The suffering did not last long Paul sadly passed away on September 26th, 2008 at the age of 83 but this loving couple show that amid the glitz and glamour love does conquers all..


Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks have been married since 1988 making their love story 26 years old! With a marriage which has lasted over two decades, they’re thought of by many people as the perfect celebrity couple in the world. Rita and Tom have two sons, Truman and Chester. Love is still in bloom for this couple and it’s obvious to everyone! Rita Wilson told Piers Morgan in the interview, that Tom had said to her that she never has to change anything about herself in order to be with him. Who said romance was dead!

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn first met when Goldie was 21 and Kurt was 16 before reconnecting on the set of Swing Shift in 1983. Even though not officially married, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together for more than 31 years and they are still going strong. Goldie’s daughter Kate Hudson considers Kurt Russell as her dad; even though he isn’t her biological father, he has often accompanied Kate to premiers and supported her work. They also have a 26-year-old son, Wyatt.


David and Iman Bowie Models and rock stars don’t always seem to be a perfect relationship combination but David Bowie and Iman have laid this rumour to rest. The English rock musician and Somalian supermodel got married in 1992. A beautiful couple, who when asked about what their secret, Iman said “that she still fancies David, he is a curious person and he always makes her laugh like no one else does”.

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson In 1980, Samuel L. Jackson married LaTanya Richardson  who was a famous sports channel producer and a wonderful actress. They welcomed a beautiful baby girl Zoe in 1982 who is a successful freelance film and TV producer. Despite numerous rough patches in the relationship over the years, their love has endured even till now. Jackson has always adored LaTanya’s great love of life, an amazing sense of humour and a great love of people around her.

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Denzel and Pauletta Washington Denzel married Pauletta, whom he met on the set of the film “Wilma,” on June 25, 1983. The couple have 4 wonderful children together: daughter Katia, son John David, and twins Olivia and Malcolm. Pauletta and Denzel renewed their wedding vows in South Africa, in 1995. The ceremony was officiated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Despite the numerous divorce rumours, Pauletta and Denzel Washington are still together and they still look happy after many years of marriage.

Bono and Ali Hewson Ali Hewson & Bono have been married for over 32 years. Ali, admits that being married to her husband has not always been easy, but their shared memories keep their relationship strong. Bono and Ali  have been married since 1982 and they have two beautiful daughters, Jordan and Memphis Eve, and two handsome sons, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and John Abraham. In an interview in 2012, Bono remarked that “Ali’s still the sweetest thing 30 years on”

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are one of celeb-land’s longest standing couples. Ozzy met Sharon when she was 18 and he was still married to his first wife. He married Sharon on 4 July 1982 and he said that he did it deliberately on Independence Day so that he could never forget his anniversary. Although the couple nearly split a few times in their early years together due to Ozzy’s drug and alcohol abuse and physical violence, they have one of the most enduring relationships in Hollywood. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have three children – Aimee, Kelly and Jack.


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Make Up

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That’s right! Calvin has a new makeup line (not his first, but his first in a while), and it’s available now. Officially, “the ck one color vision of beauty begins with revealing your authentic, real beauty and never hiding it.” The company says it’s about self-exploration, and not dramatic transformations. Their mantra: “look real, define yourself, add intensity.” They call it a simplified approach to beauty that embraces individualism with boundarypushing edginess, and the line, they say, is designed for all ages, cultures and genders.

3-IN-1 FACE MAKEUP SPF 8 Distinctive oil-free liquid with serum, primer and makeup in one weightless formula. Triple-treated pigment technology mimics skin. Skin perfecting all-day coverage lasting up to 11 hours. Available in 8 shades.

MOUSSE CONCEALER “Luminous, long-wearing & lighter than air”. Microfine pressed powder blends like fluid formulas and hides imperfections without creasing. Dual-sided applicator creates versatile effects. Available in 8 shades


AIRLIGHT PRESSED POWDER SPF 15 Absolute flawlessness. air-whipped concealer delivers a natural, seamless finish that fully hides blemishes and imperfections, lasting up to 9 hours. Available 6 shades.

CREAM + POWDER BLUSH DUO Contour and color. gloss cream and microfine powder create versatile effects with a luminous, lighter-than-air finish. Available 6 shades.

MASCARA Customize lash looks with a unique twist brush applicator. Select definition or volume with a twist of the cap in this all-in-one mascara. Available 5 shades.

SKIN ILLUMINATOR Radiant & refreshing, this ultra comfortable gel formula smooths on easily for a subtle pearlescent finish with an instant healthy glow. Available 3 shades.

SOFT DEFINING LIP PENCIL Cashmere-smooth pencil adds subtle, even, natural-looking definition to lips for extremely long lasting vivid color. Available 8 shades

BROW PENCIL + GEL DUO Precise. polished. long-wearing. This two-in-one applicator comes with an angled pencil for precise filling and defining, and a soft-hold gel and brush for a completely clean look. Available 4 shades.

EYELINER MARKER High-impact. graphic precision. easy to apply felt tip marker creates flawless lines in smudge proof color that looks freshly applied all day. Available 4 shades.

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Luxury Skincare Brand The Legendary Creme de la Mer

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alf a century ago, aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in a laboratory accident. Neither medicine nor science offered the benefits Huber desperately sought, so he began a personal quest to transform the look of his skin. After twelve years and 6,000 experiments, he perfected the precious, nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of Crème de la Mer’s profound powers of transformation. Crème de la Mer’s amazing formula is sourced from highly active ingredients like nutrient-rich algae, protective antioxidant extracts and semi- precious stones.

The Collection The Moisturisers Moisturizing Cream Born from the sea, the legendary Crème de la Mer has the power to transform the look of skin. The appearance of firmness is improved, the look of lines, wrinkles and pores become less visible, skin looks virtually ageless. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of Creme de la Mer’s profound powers of transformation, skin is immersed in moisture, sensitivities soothed, radiance restored.

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The Oil Absorbing Lotion Crème de la Mer is also available in a lotion formulation that contains the original Miracle Broth™ and its extraordinary benefits, but is tailored to the needs of different skin types. The Oil Absorbing Lotion is oil-free and leaves a soft matte finish that inhibits oily breakthrough.


The Serums

The Lifting Intensifier The Lifting Intensifier trains skin to sustain a smooth, resilient, more lifted appearance. Key to this targeted treatment is Azurite, a crystal formed in sea beds that helps promote the collagen and elastin network where support is needed most. As The Lifting Intensifier permeates the skin, this mesh- like matrix physically upholds the skin from within. Over time, The Lifting Intensifier trains skin to sustain a smooth, resilient, more lifted appearance.

Lifting Contour Serum Inspired by the renewing powers of the sea, Crème de la Mer brings 50 years of innovation and craftsmanship to a potent new sculpting serum that elevates the appearance of contours to help define a new look for your face. A more refined looking silhouette emerges as a more lifted look comes into new focus.

At the heart of The Lifting Intensifier is a rare blue algae that flourishes in pristine waters fed by ancient glacial waters and underground springs. Its exceptional lifting energies come to life as it journeys through a meticulous biofermentation process, boosting its efficacy far beyond anything previously imagined. A network of proteins within the Blue Algae Lift Ferment stimulates skin’s own internal building blocks while other proteins help prevent their premature breakdown. Skin’s ability to renew itself is greatly enhanced.

This sculpting serum, elevates the appearance of contours and helps define a new look for your face. The new seaborn Lifting Ferment helps to provide a new look to skin’s dimension and definition. Precious, cell-renewing Miracle Broth™ helps to firm skin’s appearance. A more refined looking silhouette emerges as a more lifted look comes into new focus.

The Concéntrate

A youthful smoothness and bounce are tremendously restored.

A saviour of skin, the Concentrate complements skin’s natural renewal process with the restorative power of the sea. Designed to soothe the appearance of irritation and redness caused by cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, and laser treatments, it is infused with a dose of highly concentrated Miracle Broth™, the heart of Crème de la Mer’s profound powers of transformation. Skin appears calmer and more soothed.

The Radiant Serum The Radiant Serum illuminates the complexion immediately on contact, awakening a brilliant new clarity. Targeted skin tone correctors help dissolve the look of discolouration. Water borne anti-oxidants help skin remain looking even and bright. Crème de la Mer’s Radiant Waters™ smooth away dull surface cells that can obscure light. Pores are purified and refined. Exclusive marine extracts firm and plump skin’s appearance, breathing life into the complexion

The Sun The Reparative Sun Face Lotion This luxurious, deeply hydrating sun lotion harnesses the power of the sea to help protect the skin from the sun. It absorbs quickly and offers skin broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and powerful anti-aging benefits to help repair the appearance of existing damage and prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles. Sea-born actives and the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, help rejuvenate, rehydrate and soothe. Skin looks youthfully radiant.

The Gradual Face & Body Tan The Gradual Tan Face and Body absorbs quickly for an even, perfectly natural-looking glow with no streaks for a yearround radiance.

The SPF 50 Designed for daily protection against potentially damaging light, this powerful, lightweight fluid formula helps to prevent the appearance of future discolouration while keeping skin comfortable, hydrated and soothed.


The Legendary Creme de la Mer The Eye Treatments The Eye Balm Intense The new Marine De-Puff Ferment™, The Lifting Ferment™ and a potent concentration of The Miracle Broth™ - the seaborne elixir known for its renewing energies - penetrate deep within the skin’s surface for a remarkable change, while the unique balm texture offers the utmost in comfort.The appearance of puffiness, irritation and other signs of fatigue begin to fade as the eye area is renewed-creating a look of life and youthfulness. Crème de la Mer’s proprietary silver-tipped applicator cools skin on contact to help stimulate mircocirculation. Strengthened against future damage, the eye area emerges looking transformed-infused with a look of vibrancy, life and youth.

The Eye Concentrate This concentrated, ultraluxe eye treatment quenches and conditions impressionable skin. The Eye Concentrate significantly reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, lines and wrinkles, encouraging the eye area to look healthy, luminous and feel supple as never before. The Eye Concentrate is infused with three unique forms of Miracle Broth™ the original, a concentrated form and a new, encapsulated form designed to optimise continuous release to the skin. Known for its renewing properties, the Miracle Broth™ infuses skin with the revitalising ingredients it needs to focus on renewal. The Eye Concentrate works in tandem with a speciallyengineered, silver-tipped applicator which helps cool the skin, immediately facilitating micro-circulation. Rich in hematite, a naturally magnetic mineral known for its energies, with continuous use, The Eye Concentrate works over time to dramatically dissolve the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. The eye area appears healthy, more vital. Improving visible clarity and discolouration, an exclusive marine ferment penetrates the skin with a powerful wave of activity. 38

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The appearance of discolouration and unevenness is dramatically diminished. Skin that looks tarnished and dull regains a look of healthy radiance and brightness as it is brought back to its most luminous centre. Improving visible tone, The Eye Concentrate utilises a wealth of precious marine and plant ingredients to help skin reinforce its natural support system. Skin that has lost its elasticity and suppleness is gently visibly smoothed and toned, vastly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A wealth of anti-oxidants helps skin to defend the eye area against future damages. 


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Make Up

Confidential

COLLECTION PLUMES PRÉCIEUSES DE CHANEL

Inspired by the luminous feathers and sparkling diamonds of Gabrielle Chanel’s original fine jewelry collection, the Holiday 2014 colour range from the Chanel Makeup Studio illuminates the complexion with softness and grace. Silver and gold shades flutter against fiery reds and shimmering peach tones for dramatic holiday beauty.

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HOLIDAY 2014 COLLECTION

ROUGE ALLURE VELVET INTENSE LONG-WEAR LIP COLOUR Elevating matte to a new elegance, this next-generation, non-drying matte lipstick glides on lips with intensely rich, longwearing colour and a sumptuously soft, velvet matte finish.

LES 5 OMBRES DE CHANEL EYESHADOW PALETTE A dazzling, limited-edition palette of antique gold, luminous silver, rich greys and black adorns eyes with sophisticated elegance.

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LONG-LASTING EYELINER

Classic and trend-defining shades in an exclusive formula that strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers high-shine colour. Applies evenly without streaking.

Waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner delivers long-lasting definition with a twist of the wrist: Colour winds up when you need it, winds down when you don’t. Gentle, soft, silicone-enriched formula delivers smooth, even lining. A built-in sharpener at the opposite end detaches for quick refreshes.


The secret of the most beautiful women on earth can now be yours. The prestigious cosmetics company MASSUMEH arrives in El Corte Inglés of Puerto Banús, in Marbella. The best kept secret of the most beautiful women in the world has been revealed to the rest of us mere mortals. It’s called Massumeh, a leader in the cosmetics world.

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elebrities such as the Empress Farah Diba, Queen Noor of Jordan, Isabel Preysler or the Royal families from Kuwait or Saudi Arabia have all admitted that they are big fans of these products. Massumeh has managed to combine to perfection, the more traditional knowledge about plants from ancient Persia with the most revolutionary scientific and dermatological advances which have been elaborated using exclusive Swiss biotechnology. By incorporating these best-selling products in your daily beauty routine you will visibly notice the results because the products are formulated based on aromatic essences and botanical extracts from the East that have been refined and developed with the highest technology and quality controls. Unique treatments combined with the most advanced technology and secret formulas of the Royal Courts of ancient Persia, based on the merger of the mysteries of the Silk Road, the charm of the Eastern

world and the latest developments of high cosmetics. Ancient potions and exclusive elixirs made with aromatic essences and botanical extracts from the East, perfected and elaborated in Switzerland using an exceptional concentration of extracts of caviar, gold, Sapphire, Pearl, malachite, Amethyst, rhodochrosite, rock crystal, silk, Royal Jelly, DNA complex, hyaluronic acid, resveratrol, saffron, argan, sequoia, Blue Lotus, marine elastin, vitamins, rose water from Damascus, etc. These are only a few of the ingredients of these creams, used by the most admired faces of the Royal houses of East and West, not counting the numerous personalities of our country. More than 20 years of experience and research have resulted in these magic formulas that protect and regenerate even the most sensitive skin. Since it opened its aesthetic center 15 years ago, people from around the world arrive to Madrid to be left in the care of Massumeh and her daughter Nasrin, who besides their

hospitality offer their customers a paradise of textures and smells that transform the skin providing smoothness and luminosity. In addition to caviar or rose, Massumeh formulas introduce innovative ingredients in the world of current cosmetics, as the whole cells of Saffron, or the mixture of protein silk and gold increases the power of penetration of the active agents of these ingredients. In addition, there are other components, traditionally used in ancient Persia for the protection of the skin of the women, such as semi-precious stones. Massumeh products are suitable for all types of skins and ages. They are equally suitable for men, who are becoming more and more regular users of these treatments. Although the quality and effectiveness of these cosmetics is easily proved, undoubtedly their best endorsement is the trust placed from important personalities of the international social scene.

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Situated in front of the crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea you’ll find the prestigious new Healthouse Las Dunas*****GL Health & Beach Spa - just minutes from the chic marina of Puerto Banus and a fifteen minute drive to the beautiful old town of Marbella, this Mediterranean-inspired luxury dietetic centre will be arguably one of the most glamorous and exclusive nutritional and holistic care centres on the Costa del Sol.

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Healthouse Las Dunas is the epitome of comfort, elegance and cutting-edge design. With 55 sumptuously appointed luxury suites, this idyllic sanctuary isn’t only bliss to the senses but a truly unique experience in one of Europe’s finest destinations. Healthouse and Naturhouse professionals have created a selection of specific and customized programs tailored to help assist in clients’ weight reduction needs, with a special focus on stress reduction, anti-ageing and detox. Clients will be constantly advised and monitored by a qualified and highly experienced medical and nutritional team.

Learning to eat correctly You will meet a team of professionals in the sector of health (medics, nutritionists, dietitians) during the process of losing or gaining weight until you reach a healthy weight. Our success lies in the re-education of the eating habits, using a healthy and balanced diet as well as fine dining. It is not a restrictive diet, but a process of learning to eat correctly. The concept of nutrition is based on a new way to combine gourmet and creative cuisine with nutritious and healthy food with regional products. The gastronomic concept at Healthouse is based on a sophisticated concept of new culinary techniques to achieve your personal goals and to enhance your wellbeing and quality of life. The joy of tasty, balanced and healthy food is part of our philosophy which we would like to share with success and on a high level with you.

The Healthouse Method The Healthouse method is based on Naturhouse food re-education, not about restrictive diets, but learning to eat correctly. Clients flock to the center by pre-appointment to be seen by an entitled medical team, who take time to achieve the planned weight reduction and control.

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Welcome to the first Healthouse Health & Spa Center At the Healthouse Health & Spa Center we provide the latest in exclusive treatments designed to enhance your sense of well-being – leaving you feeling renewed and refreshed. We are the areas premier Healthouse medical spa designed to make you look and feel more beautiful and – more important: Healthy & Happy!

About our philosophy at the Naturhouse Spa The Naturhouse Spa is named after the Naturhouse Group and its concept of a healthy life style. It is a perfect retreat with a luxurious atmosphere, where modern therapies and luxury meet. The quality of the treatments, the spacious Spa on 3000 sqm and the indoor swimming-pool, salt cabin, snow cabin, caldarium and 18 treatment rooms – all designed to offer tranquillity and the rejuvenation of mind, body and soul.

The Naturhouse Spa is the fusion of several elements: natural ingredients of excellent quality, known for their pureness and integrity, medical treatments which combine the best modern and ancestral therapeutical techniques and holistic treatments which produce unequalled results.

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The result is an unusual combination of spa-inspired products, treatments and services that harness the best of aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

Escape the hectic pace of modern life. Bathe in luxury and comfort in the most magnificent spa environment on 300 sqm. Jacuzzi, saunas, steam baths, ice shower… a plethora of spa treatments to pamper all your senses and to promote an overall feeling of relaxation and well-being…

Absorbing these elements, the Healthouse philosophy is focused upon enhancing an individual’s lifestyle in a way that both is holistic and versatile. Above all, the commitment is to use products and treatments that really work.

Facilities Include: Swimming lane Sensation path Vitality pool with Jacuzzi, jets, massage way Warm cave Cold cave Salt cabin Caldarium Snow cabin Sauna

Steam bath 8 treatment rooms (dry) 4 cabins hydrotherapy treatments Flotarium 2 jet shower cabins reception Nutrition Consultation Consultation fitness trainer Endrocrino consultation DEXA Analysis

The luxury spa at Healthouse Las Dunas*****GL welcomes you to a paradise of well-being.

Indulge your senses with the ultimate in head-to-toe pampering. Raise your spirits with truly exquisite beauty and massage treatments. Replenish your soul in an enclave of pure harmony and perfect tranquility. Facilities include: Steam bath Sauna ThermIice fountain 6 sensation showers

Vertical tanning cabin Vichy shower 4 relaxing treatment rooms Relaxation room

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The Fendi show  opened with a playful touch: Cara Delevingne swishing down the runway in a shapely charcoal wool dress (with the collection’s graphic round shoulder) and a black fox hood, swinging a furry keychain that, on closer inspection, turned out to be a mini Karl Lagerfeld doll fashioned from tufts of fur surely any selfrespecting: Bag Boy Karlito, Karl Lagerfeld’s funny and fuzzy lookalike!


ECCENTRIC FURS Tom Ford and BCBGMAXAZRIAÂ showed this indispensable winter classic, extraordinary, wild influences, patchwork effect updated the rules of the classic and eternal fur coat.

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Harry Winston Features Real Peacock Feathers

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here are many things you can do when designing a luxury timepiece aside from flooding it with diamonds and gold. We’ve seen crazy things from working oil derricks in the face of a watch, to bands made from the rarest snakes in the world. Luxury house and fine watchmaker, Harry Winston, is ushering in a new era with the new Premier Feathers timepiece (for her), which sports real peacock feathers in the face of the watch.

Premier Feathers in white gold

The 36 mm-diameter 18-karat white gold case is set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds, holding this stunning work of art together. The feathers compliment the diamonds and vice versa.

Strap: satin, 18K white gold ardillon buckle set with 29 diamonds (0.19 carat)

If you’re looking to sport this limited edition timepiece at any point in your life, you may be out of luck. Harry Winston is only producing two of these, and they will most likely be held as collector’s items. The watches represent the new era of ancestral ornamental jewelry. The Harry Winston Premier Feathers timepiece is the right gift for her.

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Case: 18K white gold, diameter 36 mm Dial: marquetry of silvered pheasant and guinea fowl feathers Movement: quartz Functions: hours, minutes Water-Resistance: 30 meters

Gem-Setting: 96 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 1.6 carat): case set with 67 diamonds (1.4 carats), including 1 diamond on the crown (0.02 carat) and 4 diamonds on the strap integration parts (0.08 carat)

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WATCHES MADEMOISELLE HARRY WINSTON - Premier Lady Chronograph Mr Harry Winston loved women and set out to conquer the most extraordinary precious stones in their honour. In the same sparkling vein, the Premier Lady Chronograph is a combination of bejewelled extravagance and creative virtuosity. Derived from the first collection, launched in 1989, this timepiece features a slimmer case in pink gold with reworked attachments whose signature form alludes to the arches of Harry Winston’s flagship Salon on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Forging even stronger ties with the company’s heritage, generous diamonds, made all the more magnificent by a delicate setting, illuminate the wrist with their radiance and purity. The elegant Tahitian mother-ofpearl dial introduces a touch of brown with smoked accents. An exquisite crown brings the final, perfect detail that sets the seal on this timepiece’s jewellery legacy. Movement:

Quartz

Functions:

Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date

Case:

18K pink gold set with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.83 cts)

Dial:

Brown Tahitian mother-of-pearl 9 brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers Counters set with 126 brilliant-cut diamonds

Bracelet/strap:

Shiny taupe alligator, 18K pink gold buckle set with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds

Other versions:

18K pink gold, brown mother-of-pearl dial, 18K polished or diamond set pink gold bracelet. 18K white gold, grey mother-ofpearl dial, shiny grey alligator strap, 18K polished or polished set pink gold bracelet

ATLANTIC Searamic Atlantic composes an ode to femininity with its new Searamic. This incredible chic watch with its zircon-studded bezel appears in various guises, distinguished by their elegance enhanced by trendy accents. Its bracelet featuring highly fashionable ceramic inserts sets the perfect finishing touch to this distinctive model that will doubtless appeal to today’s woman. Movement:

Quartz Ronda 705

Functions:

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case:

316L steel with pink gold PVD coating, 34 mm Bezel set with zircons Mineral glass Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)

Dial:

Black Date window at 6 o’clock

Bracelet/strap:

Black Date window at 6 o’clock

Other versions:

White dial Metal with silver or yellow gold PVD coating

Retail Price:

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RODANIA Tyara Moon With its new Tyara Moon watch, Rodania offers its very personal portrayal of time imbued with a blend of poetry and elegance. A starry sky stands out against the mother-of-pearl dial, further graced by generous Roman numerals. The pure lines of this watch embody a subtle harmony between the classicism of traditional watchmaking and a more contemporary touch with a fashion twist. This charming and seductive model will become the faithful companion of refined women looking for the perfect balance between modern living and eternal dreams. Movement: Functions:

Quartz Ronda 708 Hours, minutes, moon phase

Case:

Stainless steel, with or without pink gold PVD coating, 36 mm Sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)

Dial:

White or midnight blue mother-of-pearl Roman numerals

Bracelet/strap:

Glossy blue, white or red leather Buckle

CHRISTOPHE CLARET Margot He loves me, he loves me not… Every woman has one day plucked the petals from a daisy to know whether her one and only shares her feelings. Christophe Claret recreates this delightful distraction in a unique and patented complication that will steal women’s hearts: a world first! A push at 2 o’clock and the watch springs to life, as though abandoned to nature’s whims, by hiding one petal, sometimes two, impossible to say. The all-important verdict is then delivered, inscribed on a retrograde disc at 4 o’clock. Each time the pusher is depressed, a crystal-clear note rings out. A corrector at 4 o’clock has all the petals instantly reappear; at the same time, three dots show themselves in an aperture. Turning the watch over reveals another game: the colour of feelings. When the daisy spins to a halt, one of 8 different coloured gems appears opposite the heart to symbolise the sentiment with which it is associated.

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Movement:

Mechanical automatic,

Functions:

Hours, minutes, oscillating weight displays colours corresponding to sentiments

Case:

18K white gold with palladium or 18K 5N pink gold, 42.5 mm Baguette (5.2 cts) or snow setting (~ 3 cts)

Dial:

Mother-of-pearl set with pear-cut diamonds

Bracelet/strap:

White alligator with gem-set buckle

Other versions:

Margot blossoms as 4 limited series of 20

Retail Price:

CHF 150000 | £ 97630 | e123470


BURBERRY The Britain Limited Edition Trench Ceramic Inspired by the iconic Burberry trench coat, The Britain reflects many of the coat’s signature details, from the D-ring shaped bezel to the colour palette and distinctive check design. This year The Britain is inspired in new ways. Introducing The Britain Limited Edition Trench Ceramic, a limited series of 20 individually numbered and engraved pieces for women. The precious design is created in custom-blended trench-coloured ceramic and 18K trench gold, echoing the trench coat, while the mechanical movement at the heart of the watch is engraved with the check design. Movement:

Mechanical automatic ETA 2000 calibre, 20 jewels, engraved oscillating weight, Incabloc anti-shock system, 40-hour power reserve

Functions:

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case:

18K gold and trench-coloured ceramic, 29 parts, polished and brushed, 34 mm Screw-lock crown Scratchproof antireflective sapphire crystal Sapphire back Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)

Dial:

Nude sunray Luminescent hands Date aperture at 3 o’clock

Bracelet/strap:

18K gold and trench-coloured ceramic with folding clasp

SAINT HONORE Euphoria One Carat SAINT HONORE unveils an exceptional new watch. Exceptional through its femininity, elegance and the beauty of its lines, and above all for its 172 diamonds, each 1mm in diameter, which adorn the case and dial. These precious stones, totalling exactly one carat, make this an extraordinary piece of jewellery that transforms time into a glittering vision. Its bold geometric design marries a cushion-shaped case with a round dial, combined with particularly intricate bracelet attachments, giving the Euphoria One Carat a unique look. At the heart of the watch, diamonds and graphic hour-markers create a refined setting for the white mother-of-pearl dial, on which large sword-shaped hands mark out the hours and minutes. Embellished with a black onyx, the generously curved crown heightens the aura of prestige and refinement of a watch that is understated yet dazzling. With the new Euphoria One Carat – undoubtedly one of the stars of Baselworld – SAINT HONORE reveals a new facet of its know-how and its mastery of the jeweller’s art. An exclusive setting of 172 diamonds gives this intensely feminine watch an incomparable brilliance, making it a glamorous and luxurious evening accessory. Because a dream is never as beautiful as when it is achievable, SAINT HONORE has decided to offer its Euphoria One Carat at an affordable price. Movement:

Quartz

Functions:

Hours, minutes

Case:

Steel case, diameter 35 mm, set with 70 diamonds Crown adorned with a black onyx Sapphire crystal Water resistant to 30 metres

Dial:

White mother-of-pearl dial set with 102 diamonds

Bracelet/strap:

Black satin strap with special deployment clasp

Retail Price:

CHF 2000 - 2999 | £1300 - 1950 e1659 - 2470


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WATCHES MONSIEUR BURBERRY The Britain Limited Edition Trench Ceramic Inspired by the iconic Burberry trench coat, The Britain reflects many of the coat’s signature details, from the D-ring shaped bezel to the colour palette and distinctive check design. This year The Britain is inspired in new ways. Introducing The Britain Limited Edition Trench Ceramic, a limited series of 20 individually numbered and engraved pieces for women. The precious design is created in custom-blended trench-coloured ceramic and 18K trench gold, echoing the trench coat, while the mechanical movement at the heart of the watch is engraved with the check design. Movement:

Mechanical automatic ETA 2000 calibre, 20 jewels, engraved oscillating weight, Incabloc anti-shock system, 40-hour power reserve

Functions:

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case:

18K gold and trench-coloured ceramic, 29 parts, polished and brushed, 34 mm Screw-lock crown Scratchproof antireflective sapphire crystal Sapphire back Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)

Dial:

Nude sunray Luminescent hands Date aperture at 3 o’clock

Bracelet/strap:

18K gold and trench-coloured ceramic with folding clasp

EMILE CHOURIET Whirlpool Playing an iconic symmetry of his creations, Emile Chouriet book a single partition of the vortex, orchestrated in a unique interpretation of the two wings, symbol of the brand. Surmounted by an elegant golden bridge forming a symmetrical double arrow, the cage at 6 seems to off to a majestic bird, spreading its wings across the top of the set to give birth to a unique harmony. Movement:

Mechanical automatic tourbillon calibre developed by Emile Chouriet, Côtes de Genève finish, gold tourbillon bridge

Functions:

Hours, minutes, seconds, tourbillon

Case:

18K pink gold, 40 mm Sapphire crystal and back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar /100 ft)

Dial:

Anthracite grey with ruthenium galvanic plating Sunburst Côtes de Genève and hand-bevelled chamfers 18K gold hourmarkers Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Bracelet/strap:

Chestnut brown leather with 18K pink gold buckle

Retail Price:

CHF 50000 - 150000 | £ 32536 - 97630 e41155 - 123470

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MANJAZ Yin & Yang Whirlwind Two timepieces, two expressions Manjaz values: the know-how and the Swiss tradition, combined with Chinese philosophy. It is around the queen of watchmaking complication that complementary forces of yin and yang: the tourbillon. Defying gravity, he sits majestically in its cage at 6 o’clock. While he described his elegant revolutions, the dial is draped in white, drawing fascinating games guilloche. In the center, a delicate pattern engraved logo Manjaz sunny. On its periphery, a mosaic of small squares, which stand very classic Roman numerals. Yang in his version of the watch is adorned with black, book subtly revealing a side of its Côtes de Genève workings. Yin or Yang, the forces of the universe find their harmony in a pink gold case, jewel case to that body to body mechanics. Movement:

Mechanical with manual winding, tourbillon caliber MAZ-001 (Yin) or MAZ-002 (Yang), 16 jewels, 21,600 vibrations / hour, power reserve 42 hours

Functions:

Hour, minute

Case:

18K yellow or pink gold, 41 mm Sapphire crystal front and back, double-sided antiglare resistant to 50 meters (5 bar / 165 ft)

Dial:

White with guilloche engraved disc sun logo Manjaz (Yin) Black, perforated in the center, around honeycomb (Yang) Tourbillon at 6 o’clock

Bracelet:

Black alligator strap with pin buckle in pink or yellow gold (18K)

MCT Sequential Two - S200 The iconic clock display prism MCT is staged for the first time in a round box. In a perfect execution, the case of the new Sequential Two reveals all the key elements of the specific design of the brand, including the famous sapphire ring on the middle band as the innovative time display that made his reputation. Developed entirely in-house, the new automatic movement orchestra fascinating reading time by the sequential display that MCT anchored in contemporary haute horlogerie. The hours are indicated by four generous blocks, each composed of five triangular prisms. The current time is revealed with remarkable clarity in a ‘window’, while others are hidden by turning it counterclockwise direction every 60 minutes arc. The ultimate signing of this fascinating composition uncompromising design button, the minutes are displayed for their 360 ° around the circumference of the dial.

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Movement:

Mechanical with automatic winding, developed by MCT, micro-rotor in 18K, Côtes de Genève and chamfering hand, 85 jewels, 28,800 vib / h, power reserve 40 hours

Functions:

Hours indicated by 4 modules prisms sequential minutes at 360 °

Case:

18K gold, 44.6 mm Sapphire crystals front side, on the middle and bottom

Dial:

Black with white indices

Bracelet:

Alligator with double stitching hand clasp 18K gold and titanium


CORUM Golden Bridge Established in 1980, the Corum baguette movement has quickly established itself as an icon of contemporary watchmaking, thanks to its extraordinary building on a vertical axis, making the transmission energy challenge masterfully statement. In its red gold case sapphire flanked by four - ice melts and sides of the middle - it invites today for a dive to 360 ° in the magic of its linear mechanics, in the heart of an exciting game transparency. This air composition stands the upper deck red gold hand-engraved, like platinum, in the purest tradition of watchmaking. Movement:

Mechanical with manual winding, Caliber CO 113 linear, variable inertia balance, bridges and platinum 18K red gold, 28,800 alternations / hour, winding system with sliding flange, clutch device dissociating reassembly of making the hour, power reserve 40 hours

Functions:

Hour, minute

Case:

Tonneau 18K red gold 5N, 34 x 51 mm Crown at 6 o’clock with engraved CORUM key 4 sapphire metallic frame linear under the sapphire crystal back Water-resistant to 30 meters (3 bar / 100 ft)

Dial:

Index applique hour timer carbon copy

Bracelet:

Brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle in 18K red gold 5N

Retail Price:

CHF 20000 - 50000 | £ 13015 - 32540 | e16462 - 41155

JAQUET DROZ Grande Seconde Email Quantieme Ivoire This year, Jaquet Droz wrote a new chapter in the history of the Grande Seconde. The movement beating at the heart of this legendary model is undergoing a major change, with the integration of a silicon balance spring and an anchor horned reversed. As flexible as difficult to control, silicon is insensitive to shocks, magnetic fields, temperature differences and pressure, while enjoying a perfect stability over time. Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, the movement also offers a more contemporary face than in the past, with new decorations done masterfully. The aesthetics of the dial is also experiencing a fascinating evolution, inaugurating a double glazing great fire, embodying the historical technique developed by Jaquet Droz.Depth reading sees multiplied, accentuating the fine balance of the two counters drawing the “eight” favorite number of the house. Movement:

Self-winding mechanical caliber Jaquet Droz 2660Q2.P, silicon balance, double barrel, flat decks, red gold oscillating weight, 30 rubies, 28,800 vib / h, power reserve 68 hours

Functions:

Hour, minute, second, date

Case:

Red gold, 43 mm Water-resistant to 30 meters (3 bar / 100 ft)

Dial:

Email bonfire ivory dual level high centered hours and minutes seconds counter at 6 o’clock with date at the center needles red gold

Bracelet:

Black alligator rolled-edge hand, red gold buckle


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Shades of Grey Whether in streetwear or suiting, head-to-toe grey kept cropping up on the catwalks. Much like double denim, the key to pulling off this particular look is to mixup textures and colours. Bottega Veneta

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he fashion in everyday life - The models of new footwear F/W collection 2014 - 2015 combine the pure lines of the tradition of men’s fashion with details and material combinations that make the Fabi shoes inevitable accessories of a fashion casual everyday wear. Fine materials  - The choice of the best leathers, treated in a traditional way. Colours characterizing the new season of men’s fashion by Fabi are the colors that will warm your winter and are taken from the palette that has always characterized the men’s elegance: black, cognac and brandy, slate and Prussian blue. The shoes from the new collection by Fabi man are accompanied by a collection of matching accessories that go with the choice of elegance.

Roberto Cavalli

Thus the baseball jacket. Once relegated to actual players (and little league coaches), it’s now made the jump from playing field to everywhere else. And that makes perfect sense when you think about it. Done right, the baseball jacket is simple and stylish. Plus, thanks to the new breed of designers rendering it in slim, modern fits, working it into your current wardrobe is a whole lot easier.


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rom the perspective of sea level of a true expedition cruise Silversea can be seen at its best the marvels of the Arctic Circle. Discover stunning snow capped mountains and glaciers filled bays. Polar bears walking down the coasts and huge colonies of sea birds with their nests among the craggy coastal cliffs and walrus huddled for a nap.

A century later, Prince Albert II, his grandson and name of the Silversea expedition ship, made ​​a similar course for a cruise to the Arctic Circle with the intention to draw international attention to the effects of global warming in these regions North. The Prince Albert II created for this purpose is a tribute to these two great men with their luxurious cruise to the Arctic Circle.

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The Prince Albert I of Monaco explored the Svalbard Archipelago in the early last century to study glaciers, create maps of previously uncharted areas and conduct a scientific investigation.


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ew regions of the world have the richness of legend and lore as the Arctic - from stories about its spectacular fauna like National Geographic’s film and book, Arctic Tale, to work by poets such as Emily Dickinson who once wrote about an Arctic flower, to beloved fantasies about Santa Claus, his elves and flying reindeer. During a 16-day expedition to the Arctic aboard Silversea’s Silver Explorer, we found out why this natural wonderland has inspired so many. “Here, Mother Nature reigns,” said Conrad Combrink, expedition leader. “It is a modern-day adventure. Mother Nature dictates where we go, and we are not in complete control. Flexibility is our middle name.” Unlike Antarctica, the Arctic is not a continent which is the predominant different between the two polar regions. Under the massive ice cap of the Arctic lies the Arctic Ocean whose depths reach 15,000 feet below the surface. Often times the two polar regions are confused due to their having such similar names. The Arctic was discovered by Phoenician sailors years before the common era (CE). They named the newly discovered region after a polar star which guided them to the end of the earth. The star was called “Arktos” by the Greeks during this time which meant “land of the big bear”. Coincidentally, this title helps many people remember that polar bears are found in the Arctic rather than Antarctica. Also found in the Arctic region is the arctic fox, different species of seals and whales, hares, fulmars and other bird species.

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highlight of the expedition, of course, is the ship herself. Legendary explorers like Amundsen and Peary would have been green with envy at the level of comfort and luxury of the expedition. The Silver Explorer (formerly the World Discoverer II of the now defunct Society Expeditions) acquired by Silversea in 2007, given a multi-million-dollar refit and launched in June of 2008, is a 6,072ton expedition vessel accommodating 132 passengers. With an ice class rating of 1A (the hightest) from Lloyd’s Register, the ship has eight zodiacs for up-close exploration and an expedition team of experts who offer lectures on the fauna, geology and other aspects of the islands of the Arctic, give briefings, and lead field studies. Each passenger receives a complimentary parka and waterproof backpack (to keep). During the day, in addition to lectures, whale watches from the ship and zodiac excursions and hikes with naturalists, diversions include a spa, gym, observation lounges, two whirlpools, a cigar lounge and a well-stocked library with Internet access (there is also Wi-Fi in the accommodations).


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The accommodations themselves are all ocean-view suites and staterooms with private bath - on average they are the most spacious of any expedition ship ranging from 175 square feet to 675 square feet - all with such conveniences as interactive flat-screen television with complimentary on-demand movies, marble bath, European bath amenities, plush bedding with choice of pillow, robes, slippers, and a beverage cabinet stocked and replenished to guests’ preferences as well as chilled champagne upon arrival. The Silver Suite, with living room, bedroom, bath with tub and separate shower, walk-in wardrobe and two narrow French balconies. The outstanding butler, will spoil you with, among other things, unpacking/packing service, afternoon tea with pastries, occasional wine and hors d’oeuvres and a daily chilled bowl of fresh berries. The stewardess, keeps things spotless and the luxury soaps, lotions and shampoos replenished, as well as leaving Godiva chocolates each evening.

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When the day’s explorations are done, passengers stow away the parkas, boots, gloves, caps and other gear and don chic casual or informal attire (there are no formal nights). Most passengers usually head for the Panorama Lounge where you can sit and unwind and here there is a pianist/vocalist for entertainment and staff serve tapas and cocktails (cocktails and wine are complimentary, so you do not have to be signing for them).

Then it is on to a gourmet dinner at the open-seating The Restaurant (where the attentive wait staff serves dishes inspired in the chefs of Relais & Chateaux) and feast on such delights as beef Wellington, rack of lamb and lobster. After the impeccably served meal, some passengers can head for the cigar lounge or the observation lounge to take in the panoramas of the Arctic and enjoy an after-dinner drink and conversation with new found friends.


EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER. What is it that makes Silversea the benchmark of luxury cruising? The cuisines by Relais & Chateaux? The all-inclusive luxury? The sumptuous suites with luxury soaps... The butler who anticipates your every need? Or perhaps it is Silversea’s Italian heritage, a European sophistication that so appeals to well-travelled, international guests. Aboard our ships you can explore secluded harbours untouched by time and tourists. Enjoy insider access in the world’s great cities. Bespoke tours so that you can roam where you please. Hardly what you would expect on an ordinary cruise. But then this is small-ship cruising. And we are Silversea. Ask about our all-inclusive fares with special savings, complimentary air fares and transfers. 86

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For more information or to book, please call Silversea at 866 204 8769, visit www.Silversea.com or contact you local travel agent

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Travel Four Seasons continues to expand its luxury hospitality enterprise with the introduction of Four Seasons Jet, the industry’s first fully branded private jet experience. Commencing February 2015, the Four Seasons Jet will transport 52 guests on bespoke journeys in a completely retrofitted Boeing 757.

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Marti Istanbul Hotel Opened in 2012, the five-start Marti Hotel is the largest addition to the Turkish group of companies Marti Hotels and Marinas. Situated in the heart of Istabul in Taksim the hotel offers 270 guest rooms and suites. The rooftop terrace on the 12th floor provides breath-taking views of the historic Old Town, the New Town and the First Bosporus Bridge. For those looking for a touch of relaxation the 850ms spa offers two hammams, a Roman bath, saunas and steam bath.

Guests can look forward to individually handcrafted leather flatbed seats, globally inspired cuisine and signature Four Seasons service (a dedicated on-board concierge service will be on hand to assists all needs and requirements) & global in flight WiFi Reservations are currently being taken for:

Around the World February 2015 / August 2015 Let the people, places and rich traditions unique to these nine destinations - from fire dancers in Bora Bora to architectural wonders in India and Australia - guide you along this transcendent, 24-day journey.

Turkish Nights Package

Prices per person based on a double occupancy start at $119,000 / €87,500

Available between 5th May – 30th December, this package based on two persons starts at €1’330.00 per couple.

Backstage with the Arts, April 2015 Immerse yourself in the art, music, culture and history of Europe’s most celebrated cities, enjoying exclusive performances, behind-the-scenes tours of landmark attractions and museums, and sensational dining throughout the 16-day journey. Prices per person based on a double occupancy start at $69,000 / €51,000

Around the World, August 2015 Enjoy an array of epic experiences on this 24-day global expedition. Go on safari through the Serengeti, dive with a marine biologist in the Maldives and learn to make sushi in Tokyo. Prices per person based on a double occupancy start at $119,000 / €87,500 For further information visit: www.fourseasons.com

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• Three nights for two people in a Turkish Suites / Double room • Welcome cocktail • Access to Lounge 11, • Traditional Turkish dinner & high tea • Turkish bath peeling and foam massage – per person • Private guided ½ day tour of Istanbul For further information visit: www.martiistanbulhotel.com

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Fairmont BAB AL BAHR Hotel The first thing that strikes you when you see the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is its sci-fi façade, illuminated in an intriguing circuit-board style pattern. But then you go inside where you’re further impressed by the atmosphere of sophistication and the quality of the service. The resort has 369 luxurious rooms and suites, many of the offering great views of the Arabian Gulf, but all of them well-appointed and elegant in design. There’s the exclusive Fairmont Gold hotel-withina-hotel experience, featuring concierge service, a dedicated check-in and check-out area a private lounge with drinks and canapés, and much more. With regards to the dining options, there are five venues to choose from, most notable being Pierre White’s Steakhouse and Grill (the first steakhouse to open in the region), and Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Bar (no points for guessing what kind of food is served here). This stunning beachfront hotel offers easy access to Abu Dhabi’s center, as well as its airport and numerous golf courses. Also close by is the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the city’s most important landmarks.

36-Hour Weekend Package Treat yourself to the perfect escape at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi with the ultimate weekender package. Available until December 31st 2014, unwind as you walk along the peaceful, private sandy beach whilst enjoying spectacular creek-side views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Package Includes: • One night accommodation in a luxurious Fairmont Room • Friday Brunch for two at CuiScene from 12:00 noon • The use of the hotel’s leisure facilities • Buffet breakfast for two at CuiScene • Lunch for two at Poolside (a complimentary main course and soft drink) • Late check-out at 6pm The 36 hours weekend package begins at 9am on Friday with pure relaxation by the pool. You can check in as early as 12 noon and savour the exciting Friday Fairmont Brunch at CuiScene restaurant, serving internationally inspired delights. Then enjoy full access to the beach and leisure facilities and accommodation in a luxurious Fairmont Room on Friday night. The following day wake up with a delicious breakfast and poolside lunch to ensure your weekend is complete before a late departure. Rates: Brunch Package with bubbles starting at AED 1,699* / €340,000* Brunch Package without bubbles starting at AED 1,399* / €28,000* *Exclusive of 6% tourism fees and 10% service charges. All rates are based upon availability. For further information visit: www.fairmont.com


Opulent Versace Villa Boutique Hotel

The celebrated Versace manor on Miami’s famed Ocean Drive has re-open as a sumptuous boutique luxury hotel called The Villa by Barton G. The Israeli Nakash family, which owns Jordache Enterprises as well as five Miami hotels, acquired the iconic designer’s former dwelling for $41.5 million last September. To run the hotel along with its lavish restaurant, the family hired events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss. Boasting Mediterranean cuisine, Il Sole— helmed by Executive Chef Scott Linquist and Executive Pastry Chef Luis Vasquez—serves its dishes on elegant Versace-designed Rosenthal china. The hotel consists of 10 truly palatial suites, each ranging in size and offers extravagant décor. From the 434-square-foot Medallion Suite overlooking one of the mansion’s most beautiful mosaics to the 1,428-square-foot Venus Suite which features two private balconies overlooking Ocean Drive, the accommodations are extremely impressive. The 1,174 square-foot Villa Suite, Versace’s former bedroom, features a nine-foot double king-size bed, two balconies, seven custommade closets and an ornate oversized shower. The Mansion also boasts a 54-foot-long mosaic tiled swimming pool lined in 24-karat gold that was designed by Versace himself. Hotel guests will also have exclusive access to the mansion’s two private lounges as well as the Mosaic Gardens. Rates begin at around $795 a night. For further information visit: www.thevillabybartong.com 90

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Exclusive Safari Retreat Set in beautiful and lush natural surroundings in the Waterberg region of South Africa, the amazing Leobo Private Reserve is located. This luxury safari lodge with the overall surface of 12.000 acres, in a very safe African region, gives you the option of enjoying natural beauties of the wildlife, while being completely isolated from the modern world and noise which follows it, without compromising on luxury and comfort. This private reserve gives you the option of staying in some very luxury accommodation unit, in which there are butler and private chef services, as well as the perfect fun options. The main attraction of this place is the Observatory, which can be accessed only by the wealthiest guests. Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, interiors of this amazing place are filled with ingenious elements and unique artefacts. One of the favourite places among visitors is the two level library, which is settled in a tower with a domed roof, which opens up towards the sky, with a very powerful telescope. This reserve is available only for the wealthiest clients, which get to choose between two luxury accommodation options.

The Observatory Package The Observatory can accommodate a maximum of 9 people (6 adults and 3 children) with pricing ranging from: Until 31st Aug 2014 R 35,000 / €24,000 Per Night 1st Sept 2014 to 14th Dec 2014 R 40,000 / €28,000 Per Night 15th Dec 2014 to 10th Jan 2015 R50,000 / €35,000 Per Night 11th Jan 2015 to 31st Aug 2015 R40,000 / €28,000 Per Night For further information visit: www.leoboprivatereserve.com

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Luxe Traveller

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s a hobby travelling comes steeped in the luxe grandeur that included the likes of oversized steamers, private jets and even a cocktail or two. However, with today’s double speed, have-to-get-there-now attitude, the glamour of the mile high club has somehow gotten lost in the scuffle, and practicality has ushered in a drab wave of Samonsites fumbling down the baggage carousel. We take the art of travel very seriously and believe whether you are escaping to a destination hideaway or packing your double-breasted for a business trip, a degree of sophistication should remain always intact. Therefore in our efforts to bring luxury back we take a look at five of the top luxe brands. 92

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RIMOWA One of the best travel companions, Rimowa lugage are the high-brow wheelers made in Germany that can be seen on Europe’s well-traveled jet-set. Sturdy and chic, these aluminum carriers are structurally designed with aviation technology for a unique case of superior quality and refined finesse.

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VALEXTRA Spotlighting the experienced leather craft of Milan, Valextra is the Italian-made luggage and accessories brand with a quirky color palette of popping hues. Cradling a refined elegance, each carrier has a timeless silhouette that bleeds sophistication from its smooth leather. GLOBE-TROTTER Trusted by notables Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II, this English brand crossbreeds a prestigious foundation of luxury luggage manufacturing since 1897 with a fresh, contemporary style. With recent collaborations rolling out from J.Crew, Globe-Trotter is modernizing their classic trunks for the ultimate travel must-have in a vibrant range of colours. TUMI If function is the forerunner on your list, Tumi is the go-to source for quality nylon two-wheelers that are virtually indestructible. The classic collection of durable luggage is mastered in perfection down to every screw for any escape artist who wants a streamlined basic that will endure the test of time. SWAINE ADENEY BRIGG Trunks that look as if they should be carted onto the Queen Elizabeth rather than a Boeing 747, Swaine Adeney steamers evoke the feeling of old-world travel. Bursting with prestige, the trunks have been the luggage of choice for James Bond and are each crafted from English bridle leather formed to a custom-made steel frame and finished with exquisite brass fixtures. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE

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Winter Wonderlands

If you are a fan of winter and winter sports and activities, we have some solid suggestions for your winter vacations.

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f you would like to travel and enjoy winter in its most elegant attire, you should visit one of these five places, which are considered winter hot spots. These places are surrounded by luxury and elegance, creating a very comfortable ambiance for all their visitors, making them enjoy second they spend there. If you’d like to be pampered and spoiled, if you’d like to relax and enjoy and do nothing else, these are the places for you‌


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Treble Cone, New Zealand This is one of the newest and hottest ski resorts of the world, since it first opened in 1976. If you visit this destination, you will find Oakridge Pool & Spa Resort. This resort is an amazing place to relax. If you visit this place, you will be pampered and spoiled from head to toe. It is uniquely designed with some 70’s retro dazzle, it contains 189 deluxe rooms and a restaurant & bar on site.

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada One of the most cosmopolitan and challenging ski resorts in Canada, the sprawling ski town of Whistler is just 90 minutes from Vancouver, but offers a winter escape like no other. You should take the opportunity to stay in the amazing Adara Whistler

Hotel – the first boutique hotel in this town which comprises of 41 amazingly designed rooms, outdoor heated pools and Jacuzzi. As you soak up the stylish ambiance in your room, have food brought up from the divine Bearfoot Bistro next door or go down and sample the delights of the Araxi Restaurant, mingle with fellow guests and slurp on expertly made cocktails at The Mix by Ric’s.


Bad Gastein, Austria This prestigious Austrian ski destination is amazing. It is located 3.281 feet above sea level, in the middle of a National Park, so you can already imagine the natural landscape surrounding it. This was the place of the Alpine Ski World Championship in 1958, and since then it has become one of the most loved ski destinations in the world. If you’re looking for a place to relax and rest after skiing, we suggest you to visit Hotel Dorf Gruner Baum. In there you will find amazing ambiance and the famous Austrian hospitality. Many fantastic amenities await you there all you need to do is pack your bags and go.


Aspen, Colorado Aspen - is the prime location for the rich and famous. It oozes glamour and grandeur and is magnificent and luxurious in every way. St. Regis hotel is located here, at the foot of the Aspen Mountain, with its hallways and lobby decorated with pricey art masterpieces. It comprises of 179 luxury rooms and suites, so we’re sure you will enjoy this place. If you’re in for some high priced luxury, stay in one of their two loft suites, with their own open fireplaces, amazing linens, hi-tech amenities and amazing services. If you can tear yourself away from your room, you’ll find that the St. Regis is like a home away from home. 100

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Featuring a heated outdoor swimming pool that is just perfect for a naughty after-hours skinny dip, a Remede Spa where you can relax and rejuvenate with a number of specialized treatments and an in-house restaurant run by acclaimed chef Todd English.


St. Moritz, Switzerland What is it about Switzerland and luxury that just goes so well in combination? Located on the shore of and ice cold lake in Engradine Valley, St. Moritz is a luxury ski paradise. This place has it all – from amazing ski slopes, designer shops, amazingly delicious food. Only problem is, if we may call it that, you need to book your stay months in advance. This place is very popular and many people want to indulge in its luxury offerings. Book your stay at the Badrutt Palace Hotel and enjoy the facilities including restaurants, a private ski school, cinema, disco, Daniela Steiner Spa, and a driving range, to name but a few. You’ll never need to step foot outside the door - unless, of course, you actually came here to ski.

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Clive Christian celebrates the 15th anniversary of Clive Christian No.1


With Luxury limited-edition white-lacquered bottles for him and for her

When Clive Christian commissioned his first scent, he wanted it to contain the most rare and exquisite of ingredients - thus a luxury classic was created in the form of Clive Christian No. 1. Both the women’s and men’s interpretations are based in sandalwood and musk - the notes in the women’s teased out with orris, orchid and bergamot, and those in the men’s with cardamom, rose and nutmeg. This year to celebrate the 15th anniversary a limitededition version of No. 1 was released. This is a more intense and concentrated incarnation of the elixir, contained in a white-lacquered interpretation of the house’s signature - and deliciously weighty - bottle, topped with a gold crown. The crown does not signify royal aspirations, although Christian does boast an OBE; instead it continues the legacy of the Crown Perfumery, which he purchased in 1999, established since 1872 it had created a scent for Queen Victoria and she was so delighted with the result

that she granted the perfume house permission to base the stoppers on her crown. Perfumery has changed dramatically not just since 1872, but also since 1999. “While we were launching this very expensive and luxurious perfume, it was the era of CK One and retailers were surprised No. 1 had such a great reception,” says Victoria Christian, brand ambassador for her father’s company. Indeed, a mere six years later, the 2005 limited edition of 10 flacons of No. 1 Imperial Majesty - released in vast bottles handcrafted in crystal by Baccarat and crowned with a 5ct diamond - were snapped up for £115,000. The focus of the limited edition remains on eau de parfum: “Women 15 years ago bought eau de toilette, but now they realise that perfume is superior and sits very differently on the skin,” continues Victoria Christian. And although the house does sell sprays, droppers are much preferred. But rub your note-crushing wrists together at your peril. “It dramatically changes the way the perfume performs,” she warns.


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The all American girl who has it all


With Jim Carrey in the 1994 film The Mask

Sex Tape, a hilarious dark comedy starring Jason Segel

Cameron Diaz, is an exotic creature, her look is an extraordinary combination of Cuban, English, German, Dutch and Cherokee Indian, which not surprisingly, while still young, helped her gain recognition within the modelling world involving her in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Coca Cola. But from the moment she made Jim Carrey’s eyes pop out of his skull in The Mask, it was clear Cameron Diaz was a star in the making - and she immediately started making good on that promise, building a diverse filmography that boasts an impressive number of box office hits. This month we see the release of her new film, Sex Tape, a hilarious dark comedy starring Jason Segel, the story centres around a couple who are trying to reinvigorate their sex lives by making a sex tape. The “tape” really is an iPad video which gets uploaded to the cloud which is linked to all the iPads they have given out as presents to friends and family but somehow it mysteriously disappears. To ensure it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands it’s now a race against time to find it with some hilarious outcomes. Cameron’s slapstick humour has paid off for her, her debut in 1994 in The Mask with Jim Carrey followed by There’s Something About Mary and My Best Friends Wedding instantly won Cameron a legion of fans. In 2000 she was part of the beautiful ensemble of Charles Angels a remake of the 1970’s series which was naturally followed up with a sequel. More recently we have seen her take on a stronger woman’s role, in the Counselor, by Ridley Scot starring Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem we witness a sinister sexual side to her character, The Other Woman starring Kate Upton & Nicki Minaj she plays the spurred woman after discovering her boyfriend is married and after teaming up with the wife and subsequent further mistress seek revenge & justice for all women! For a woman of 42, Cameron is never one to shy away from showing off her fabulous body, as a keen surfer & diver she is lean, toned and could enviable pass for someone half her age. Earlier this year she released the highly acclaimed Body Book, where she dispenses advice on fitness, nutrition, health and wellness, and it is clear that whatever she is doing – she is doing it right. A stronger role in The Counselor

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In a recent interview with Oprah for OWN, she claimed “I’m so mad over the way society views the ageing process. We don’t honour the journey, and who we are and how much we have to offer. It’s almost as if we’ve failed if we don’t remain 25 for the rest of our lives. Like we are failures! Like, it’s our fault that at 40 years old I don’t still look like I’m 25,” Diaz said, sarcastically adding: “Oh, I’m sorry. I apologize I wasn’t able to defy nature.”

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This beauty, energy, passion and spirit made Cameron an obvious choice as an ambassador for Tag Heuer watches for which she has been for a number of years. In addition to serving as the face and inspiration of the line, “The Link Lady is modern, sexy and elegant, and I’m equally comfortable wearing it on the red carpet or in my day-to-day life,” Diaz said. In addition to this endorsement, Cameron has recently announced that she has taken on a surprising new role with her first foray into the fashion world as an Artistic Director of Pour La Victoire footwear and accessories. This is completely different,” Diaz told WWD (Woman’s Wear Daily) . “Being influential in a brand and in its [advertising] campaigns interests me. I love fashion. It’s a large part of my life. What I wear is looked at. It influences what other people wear because that’s just the world we live in.” “Pour La Victoire has given me the opportunity to create something timeless,” Diaz said, while admitting some trepidation. “There’s a lot I have to learn about the business. I’m interested in learning how collections are created. The word ‘fun,’ I want to say that it’s going to be fun, but it’s deeper than that.” The new collection will not roll out until spring next year but with this leading lady behind the scenes there’s no denying there already onto sure-fire success.

As Ambassador for Tag Heuer

CAMERON DIAZ’s latest role, as the artistic director of shoe label Pour La Victoire, has got her thinking about the kind of women she wants to dress (or shoe). Having most recently played one-third of an everywoman trio in The Other Woman (playing the serious workaholic alongside Kate Upton’s naive babe and Leslie Mann’s sweet-natured wife), Diaz has had plenty of time to think about the kind of woman that appeals to her - and her girl is a passionate one. “My goal as artistic director is that our brand doesn’t presume to tell you who or what you should be, it is meant to help you be who you are,” she said. “We believe in celebrating victories, large or small, from personal to professional to creative, and empowering women who are fully engaged in their passions.” To epitomise the Pour La Victoire woman, Diaz has enlisted model and filmmaker Olya Zueva to appear in the campaign - heaping praise upon much more than just her looks. “Olya has been an amazing partner in this endeavour - she is the embodiment of the spirit of PLV,” Diaz told Lucky. “She is interested and interesting and she truly lives life with her eyes wide open. She is modern, self-possessed and relatable, with an effortless sense of personal style.”

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Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion Suffused with lightness and movement, the Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion watch depicts a butterfly-winged fairy, flanked by a dandelion blowing in the breeze. Associated with luck and the spread of knowledge, the plant owes its name to the French dent-de-lion (‘‘lion’s tooth’’), a reference to the outline of its leaves. Blowing on its feathers is said to make a wish come true. This limited edition Féérie Dandelion watch is notable for its intricate detail, highlighted by a wealth of savoir-faire. The dial, struck with a spiral motif, displays a vitality emphasized by translucent blue lacquer. The fairy is a true miniature sculpture in gold, with a rose-cut diamond face and enameled wings. The dandelion’s feathers are represented by diamonds floating in the wind.

Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion timepiece - medium size, white gold, diamonds and sapphires paved case, lacquered dial, champlevé enamel, gold sculpting and diamonds, fuchsia pink alligator strap, quartz movement. Limited edition – 22 piece


Pampered Pooches And so to bed… Dog’s - man’s best friend and also a trusted companion throughout one’s life. But ask any dog owner and I’m sure each and every one will tell you that no matter what, your pampered pooch will always find his way to sleeping on your bed. With this mind we go in search of the latest designer beds for our four legged friends.


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Hollywood Regency This over the top dog bed from Duroque will stop anyone in their tracks. Insanely chic with tuffs, black pipping and gorgeous Damask print, it looks like something that Zsa Zsa would have for her pooches back in the 40’s. Priced at $1200.00 it pure fantasy and ideal for that pampered pooch who has everything! For more information or to view the latest range visit: www.duroque.com

Refined Living Enjoy your time in the sun while your dog relaxes in the shade, with the Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger a stylish dog bed that perfect for any deck or poolside patio. The Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger is made of waterproof plastic rattan material and includes a comfortable, 3” thick, outdoor cushion. For more information visit: www.therefinedcanine.com

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Cool Contemporary The Cool Dog, Spanish suppliers of luxury and design sofas for pets have created STEELBONE a sculptural bed for the coolest of dogs. A unique and modern piece, perfect for the most contemporary atmospheres. For more information visit: www. thecooldognews.blogspot.com

Individual Style Part work of art, part canine throne – Paulo De Anna’s Pet Superfine collection brings a new meaning to the term pampered pooch. The contemporary designer dog beds are hand-crafted by a team of artisans in Italy’s Veneto region, using steam bent zebrawood, raw steel and faux leather. With designs ranging from the geometric steel cage of Atomo, to Garda’s sleek zebrawood curves, animal lovers can select a doggy domicile to complement their interior aesthetic. It’s not all style over substance though several of the designs are dually functional, doubling up as storage benches, flowerpots or poufs. Superfine describes the bed as ‘a unique product with dual personality’.  If the £1,750 starting price didn’t make the collection exclusive enough, each limitededition bed is inscribed with its individual production number from a maximum batch of 200. Superfine’s contemporary prestigious designs mark a growing trend towards unconventional and bespoke beds for our four-legged friends. For more information visit: www.petsuperfine.com


INTERNATIONAL TAX & WEALTH MANAGEMENT

UK Capital Gains Tax Charge on Non-UK Residents – Residential Property By John McCann, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

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he concept of charging UK capital gains tax on the disposal of UK residential property owned by non-UK residents was first mooted in George Osborne’s 2013 Autumn Statement. The initial consultation regarding this capital gains charge was published on 28th March 2014, and closes on 20th June 2014. Once the responses have been digested, we expect draft legislation will be produced for further consultation. The proposals within the consultation document are outlined below, but may not survive the process, or may be changed slightly or significantly. This is only a proposal for how the law might operate. 118

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The consultation is based on three principals: Fairness – to equalise the tax treatments of UK residents and non-UK residents that make gains on disposal of UK residential properties. Sustainability – to ensure that the new regime is robust and not susceptible to abuse. Simplicity – to minimise any complexity in applying the new regime.

Who is to be taxed? The UK Government believe it is only fair that non-UK residents should pay capital

gains tax on disposal of residential property as UK residents do. The proposed charge covers non-UK resident individuals, and non-resident partners in UK resident and UK non-resident partnerships, companies and trusts. Certain exclusions will apply. Pension funds are not expected to fall within the scope of the tax, nor Real Estate Investment Trusts or Collective Investment Schemes that fulfil certain criteria.

What is to be taxed? This is not made completely clear, but it looks like only gains arising from 6th April 2015 on disposals of UK-sited residential property will be taxed. UK residential property is defined in the consultation


as “property used or suitable for use as a dwelling i.e. a place that currently is, or has the potential to be, used as a residence�. This includes UK-situated residential property used as an investment, and disposals of multiple dwellings at the same time. Gains arising on property designed and used for communal purposes will be excluded from the charge.

What about losses? There is nothing specific in the consultation regarding losses arising to individuals. It does however refer to losses made by non-resident companies on disposal of UK residential property, which can be offset against gains on future disposals.

The net gain on UK residential property will be added to their UK-source income and taxed at 18% or 28%. It is not clear how this will interact with income taxed in another country under a double tax treaty.

What reliefs will be available? Principal Private Residence relief will apply against a gain where the property has been used as the main home in the past. It is unlikely to be available to set against the whole gain as, by definition, a non-resident is not living in the UK and so not living in the property as a main home. Evidence may be required to prove the property was used as the main home for the period for which the relief is claimed. At present it is possible, where two or more properties are owned, to elect which one to be considered the Principal Private Residence. To avoid non-residents who use their UK properties for part of the time making such an election, it is likely that the election will be withdrawn or modified. The annual exemption (ÂŁ11,000 from 6th April 2014) will be available to individuals and business partnerships (as they are taxed on their share of the gain of the underlying asset).

What is the tax charge? The tax charge is envisioned to be equivalent to that which a UK resident would pay. Currently, all net gains arising in the relevant tax year (after losses and the annual exemption are deducted) are added to income, and any part of the gain falling within the basic rate band is taxed at 18%, while that falling above is taxed at 28%.

A withholding tax is expected to be applied to the proceeds of sale to ensure that tax is paid on the disposal at the time. The amount of tax payable/refundable would be corrected later through the tax return. It may be possible to pay the correct tax at the date of sale if the individual concerned knows their UK-source income for the year.

Non-residents will only be able to deduct losses on UK property, either arising within the same UK tax year or carried forward from a previous year (from April 2015).

Remember that you cannot think of UK tax in isolation. You also need to consider local Spanish taxation and how the two regimes interact. Seek specialist advice. Tax rates, scope and reliefs may change. Any statements concerning taxation are based upon our understanding of current taxation laws and practices which are subject to change. Tax information has been summarised; an individual is advised to seek personalised advice. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website

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TIME IS MONEY! A vintage wristwatch stands out in an age of mass-produced uniformity


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e all know that money can be made from investing in art and good wine but Investing in a vintage collectible watch has proven to be one of the best modes of investment for those looking to invest lots of disposable income in alternative investments. The market for collectible watches has been evolving and the best watch brands that have stood the test of times and are every passionate watch lovers favourite, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet and Cartier. Legend has it that the wristwatch first became popular in World War I. Soldiers and aviators found having to fumble around in a pocket to find their watch while engaging with the enemy troublesome. Until then, wristwatches had been mainly worn by women, but the trend was rapidly adopted by the population at large. Cartier was the first of the Swiss watchmakers to produce a wristwatch, the Santos, which appeared in 1911, but soon the other brands followed suit. Today the early Swiss wristwatches are regarded as the best pieces and fetch 10s – or even hundreds – of thousands of pounds at auction.

BRAND KNOWLEDGE Rolex is certainly the first name that springs to most people’s minds when talking about vintage watches. The company was actually founded in London in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis to import watches from Switzerland, but it soon turned to watchmaking and moved to Switzerland. Rolex’s fame springs largely from its reputation for innovation – it produced the first watches with automatically changing day and date indictors, and it was a pioneer in developing waterproof timepieces, first the Oyster and then the Submariner. The undisputed aristocrat among Swiss watchmakers is Patek Philippe. The company started making pocket watches in 1839 and has been responsible for some key innovations in the industry, such as the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph and minute repeater. The Patek Philippe Nautilus is among the all-time classics. First introduced in 1976, its design was inspired by the shape of a porthole. The company is responsible for some of the most expensive watches ever sold. An ultra-complicated Patek Philippe watch originally made in 1933 as a complete one-off sold 66 years later for $11 million (£7.3 million) – a world record at the time. Obviously there are many collectable brands of watch. Among the best-known are Omega, Vacheron & Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Longines, JaegerLeCoultre, Cartier, Tissot, Breitling and TAG Heuer.

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: BRAND HISTORY: what is the brand known for or what do they stand for? Focus on watchmakers that are well-known for specific innovations or craftsmanship, the likes of Rolex, Patek Phillippe or Cartier. Rolex, for example, carved a reputation for tool watches; watches engineered and designed for professionals, such as divers (Submariner), pilots (GMT) and adventurers (Explorer I). Some contemporary watchmakers present an interesting prospect for collectors as well, but it is difficult to assess their appreciation, so you are taking a risk investing in them. Take Richard Mille: the brand is known for the use of super lightweight materials and advanced engineering, but also its collaborations with world renowned athletes, as a means to emphasize on precision, reliability and high performance. RARITY: the rarer a particular model, the more valuable it is. Patek Philippe’s stainless steel models from 1940s and 1950s make good investments because they were not popular at the time and the company released small editions. For contemporary pieces, look out for limited editions. PROVENANCE: if a watch is linked to a popular figure or has been worn by a famous person, the value of the piece increases tremendously. For example, in 2008 Albert Einstein’s wristwatch - a simple gold rectangular Longines dating back to 1929 - fetched $596,000 at Antiquorum’s New York auction. Eric Clapton (below) – a well-known watch collector – had a Patek Philippe auctioned by Christies for $3.6m.

GETTING STARTED THE BASICS: When you start buying watches for the first time, the jargon can be rather perplexing. Watches are generally divided into ‘sport’ and ‘dress’, but there is a whole mechanics and functionality lexicon to get to grips with. Watch aficionados call any additional horological functions a ‘complication’. Typical examples are small windows displaying the day of the week, date or other time zones. Then there are different generic types of watch. A chronometer is a precision watch that usually comes with a certificate testifying to its accuracy. A chronograph has stopwatch functions. Gold watches are not necessarily worth more than their stainless steel equivalents. White gold, platinum and rose gold are as popular as yellow gold, which is seen by some as a shade vulgar. Fakes are a real hazard for the watch collector. Watchmakers in India and China have produced pieces that are almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing. And that’s why you will almost certainly need the services of a reputable dealer to begin with. Hallmarks are no guarantee of authenticity as they can be easily faked. More to the point, a vintage watch only has real value if every single part of it is original and individual components have not been replaced.

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When looking to buy a vintage watch, pay attention to its authenticity and its condition. If possible get the original documentation and certificate. Ensure that the watch has been well maintained, is working well and that the original parts are still intact. While gaining knowledge and understanding will polish your investment skills (and whet your appetite), working with a seasoned collector can help you hone your skills faster, gain confidence in your taste and ultimately make better investments.


The Tragic Secret of Victoria’s Secrets Lingerie T

he history of Victoria Secrets is as titillating as the products themselves. It began in the mid-1970s, when a young graduate by the name of Roy Raymond walked into a department store to buy his wife some lingerie, only to find ugly floral-print nightgowns made even uglier under harsh fluorescent lights and saleswomen who made him feel like a deviant just for being there. Realising that other male friend’s felt the same way the 30-year-old saw an opportunity: to create a lingerie store designed to make men feel comfortable shopping for their partners. Upon designing his first store Raymond took inspiration from a Victorian boudoir, replete with dark wood, oriental rugs and silk drapery. He chose the name “Victoria” to evoke the respectability associated with the Victorian era; outwardly refined, but with a hidden “secret” beneath. In 1977, with $80,000 of savings and loans from family, Raymond and his wife leased a space in a small shopping mall in Palo Alto, California, and Victoria’s Secret, was born. A mail order catalogue followed expanding the reach across the country and three further stores opened up within the San Francisco area. By 1982, the company was earning annual sales of more than $4m yet something in Raymond’s formula was not working. According to Michael J Silverstein and Neil Fiske’s book Trading Up, Victoria’s Secret was nearing bankruptcy something drastic was required. Enter Leslie Wexner, the man who had ushered in the massmarket sportswear boom with a store he called The Limited, and as fate would have it during a visit to the San Francisco area Wexner stumbled across Victoria’s Secret. “It was a small store, and it was Victorian – not English Victorian, but brothel Victorian with red velvet sofas,” Wexner told Newsweek in 2010. “But there was very sexy lingerie, and I hadn’t seen anything like it in the US”.

Wexner quickly saw what was wrong with the business model: in focusing on a store and catalogue that appealed to men, Raymond had failed to draw a large following among women. Wexner surmised that women were as uncomfortable in Victoria’s Secret as Raymond had been in that fluorescent-lit department store. Nevertheless, Wexner saw the company’s potential, and in 1982, he bought the stores and the catalogue for about $1m. His first step was to study European lingerie boutiques, and he returned home convinced that if American women had access to same kind of sexy, affordable lingerie as their European counterparts, they, too, would want to wear it every day. Wexner envisioned “a La Perla for the mass market” with a new shopping environment – one that was inviting to women. With this in mind Wexner decided to create a company with a touch of

quintessential British aspirations – aimed at the American market, a formula that had worked extremely well for Ralph Lauren a decade before. Gone were the dark woods and deep reds of the original stores; now, gilded fixtures, floral prints, classical music and old-timey perfume bottles filled the space. Lacy bras and panties hung neatly under warm-hued lights. Even a London home address – No 10 Margaret Street – was invented, even though headquarters were in Ohio. The catalogue, which had become modern and racy, was softened to reflect the new image, with models that looked like they had just walked off the pages of catwalk. In short, women were buying a look, while men continued to ogle the catalogue. Wexner’s plan worked and by 1995 Victoria’s Secret had become a $1.9bn company with 670 stores across the US.


Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2013 show


Sadly, as Wexner’s and Victoria’s Secret’s success grew, Raymond, despite his keen instincts, saw his fall apart. After selling the company to Wexner, Raymond opened up a new company My Child’s Destiny, a high-end children’s retail and catalogue company based in San Francisco, a poor marketing strategy (focused too much on attracting only well-heeled parents) and an even poorer location forced him to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition two years later in 1986. Raymond was broken his business had failed, he was broke and his wife filed for divorce, unable to handle the ongoing pressures in 1993, Roy Raymond jumped to his death from the Golden Gate Bridge, leaving behind two teenage children. Throughout the 90’s, Wexner continued to refine and tweak the company image (they abandoned the English-boudoir theme around 2000), and introduced an annual fashion show which featured Supemodels such as Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Karolina Kurkova amongst others – These annual fashions show have grown to become an iconic fixture in any fashionista calendar.

Extravagance – The Shows Synonymous for its parade of stunning women with enviable bodies the Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show is anything but ordinary, it is said to cost between $10 million and $15 million per show, with each year the wings of these beautiful angels seemingly getting bigger and bigger! 1995-1997: There were cardigans instead of wings in the inaugural Victoria’s Secret runway show, which was held at the Plaza hotel. Robes, knee-high boots and sometimes gloves also accessorized the simple bras, panties and negligees that went down the runway on models like Helena Christensen. It was at the 96’ show that Claudia Schiffer wore the first million dollar fantasy bra. Gisele Bunchen wearing the $15 million ruby and diamond encrusted bra and panty set during the 2000 show

1998: Small wings made their first appearance on models like Stephanie Seymour and Tyra Banks-the first look even featured wings attached to gloves that the models had to flap. 1999-2000: Heidi Klum and a wingless Gisele Bundchen made their Victoria’s Secret runway debuts in 1999. There were plenty of Angels in their wings and more costume-y elements were added.

more theatrical with flashy lights and increasingly impractical, showy outfits including huge, elaborate wings.

opened the 2006 show, which was the runway debut of PINK. Sadly, it was Gisele Bundchen’s final show.

2001: Broadcast for the first time on ABC. The show was hosted by Rupert Everett and Mary J. Blige performed. Lots of big name models walked including Alessandra Ambrosio, Tyra, Gisele, Adriana Lima, Molly Sims and more.

2004-2005: The 2004 show was cancelled because of a crackdown on “indecency” in broadcasting in the wake of Janet Jackson’s and Justin Timberlake’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl. The 2005 show was Tyra Banks’ farewell show.

2007: The Spice Girls performed in 2007, as did Will.i.am., Seal also performed and shared the stage with wife Heidi Klum.

2002-2003: Marc Anthony and Beyoncé performed in 2002. The shows became

2006-2007: These shows were held at the Kodak Theatre in L.A. Justin Timberlake

2008-2009: In 2008, the show randomly took place in Miami at the Fountainbleu. Usher performed and walked the runway. In 2009, the show returned back to where it belongs: NYC at the Lexington Avenue Armory. Leading up to it, there was even


a Victoria’s Secret Model Search, whose winner got to walk the runway. The Black Eyed Peas performed. Sets became more elaborate. 2010: This year’s annual show featured sparkles, feathers, cleavage and legs for miles. There was a “Tough Love” theme that involved lingerie with a hard motocross edge followed by “Game On” which featured Isabeli as a weightlifter, and then “Country Girl” where Angels got to where wings made of straw and wheat. Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Donaldson, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Jessica Stam and Chanel Iman were among models to strut down the sparkling catwalk. The style was all about sculpted tutu’s, embellished corsets, plunging shimmering one pieces, boxing-inspired shorts and skin tight lowcut playsuits. Adriana Lima  opened the show wearing a giant set of wings, marking her return to the catwalk after giving birth to her daughter Valentina in November last year. Katy Perry provided the soundtrack, clad in an array of bold Victoria’s Secret ensembles. The evening was attended by Hollywood’s finest including Paris and Nicky Hilton. 2011: Between the musical acts and the amazing costumes on the angels, Nov. 9th was a night to remember. Candice Swanepoel was the first down the catwalk in the “Ballet” portion of the show, the first of six-themed sections that also included “Super Angels,” “Passion,” “Angels Aquatic,” “I Put a Spell on You,” and “Club Pink.” This was a unique year for the company as they introduced at least 12 new models to the line-up. Kanye West was finally able to perform for VS after cancelling his 2007 appearance after the sudden death of his mother, Donda West. He dedicated the event to her saying, “I lost my superhero, but now she’s my superangel.” Kanye went on to sing “Stronger” as the Angels walked by him on stage, Jay-Z came out for an amazing duo on their  Watch the Throne song “N*ggas in Paris.” Orlando Bloom was front and centre to cheer on his wife, Miranda. It was Miranda’s first time on the VS runway since giving birth to Flynn at the beginning of the year. She took multiple turns down the catwalk and finally wore Victoria’s Secret’s $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra. In addition to Jay and Kanye, Maroon 5 performed “Moves Like Jagger”. Nicki Minaj wrapped things up with a rendition of “Super Bass,” with newcomer Karlie Kloss closing the show in her fluorescent wings.

Mirander Kerr wearing the $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra during the 2011


2012: Even though there was a furious snowstorm outside, forty of the world’s top models made their way down the runway wearing lots of feathers, sequins and not much else during the hour-long spectacle. Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio was chosen to wear the coveted $2.5 Million Fantasy Bra. Meanwhile, Rihanna sang her single “Diamonds” in a floor-length, Justin Bieber showed his sensitive side when he pulled up a stool alongside another stool-sitting guitar player - and sang an acoustic version of “As Long As You Love Me.” But it wasn’t long before the 18-year-old was back to his usual shenanigans, dancing in sync with ten or so back up dancers. The show ran through different themed vignettes (including months of the year, the circus, pinball), but it was most refreshing to see new girls like Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn make their debut. And of course, veterans like Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio attracted serious applause and screams from the crowd. 2013: The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show one of the biggest and most expensive extravaganzas on the  style  calendar - took place in New York. With a riot of colours, crystals and jaw-dropping costumes, this year’s show took birds of paradise, a British invasion and Parisian nights as its themes with 40 models parading down the catwalk and a multitude of wings. It was a star-studded affair, the big names weren’t only bedecked in lingerie - live entertainment came courtesy of Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and A Great Big World. On the catwalk,  Malaika Firth  and  Josephine Skriver  made their debuts, while veteran Angels    Doutzen Kroes,  Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima were back. Candice Swanepoel was bestowed the honour of modelling this year’s fantasy bra - the most expensive ever with a value of $10 million. 2014: This year’s show will take place in London at Earls Court on December 2nd. The theme is yet to be announced but a dress code has been set as a “black tie affair” look forward to seeing more wings and endless legs!

Victoria's Secret Angels receiving the Key to the City of Hollywood. at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. November 15, 2006.


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METAMORPHOSIS COLLECTION METAMORHOSIS COLLECTION AMBER & REDWOOD WALL PANEL Amber is a wonderful bounty of nature. For thousands of years the Baltic gem has been known as precious stone, remedy, ornamental stone, and incense. At all times, amber has been associated with luxury restricted to the ĂŠlite; it has been a synonym for wealth and power. Nowadays, the artisans of the Emelyanov and Sons Amber-Redwood Manufactory are breathing new life into amber as unique ornamental material.

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SETS NEW STANDARD OF LUXURY Los Cabos’ legendary Palmilla resort entered a new era in February 2004 with the opening of One&Only Palmilla, part of the One&Only luxury resorts brand owned and operated by Kerzner International.

The property, which has long been a favourite retreat for Hollywood celebrities and savvy travellers alike since it originally opened in 1956, underwent an extensive, yearlong $90 Million rebuilding and expansion and re-opened in February 2004. The resort’s traditional Mexican ambience and charm was carefully preserved, while its facilities and services were considerably upgraded again in November 2008 following a $30 million renovation to welcome a new generation of travellers. Among the spectacular additions to One&Only Palmilla in 2008 was a fine dining restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, 16 new beachfront casitas with infinity pools and the Villa Cortez, a four-bedroom villa complete with 12-person theatre and live-in butler quarters. One&Only Palmilla’s recent reconstruction in 2008 brought the resort’s total guest accommodations to 173, 61 oceanfront guestrooms, 78 junior suites, 16 pool casitas, 17 one-bedroom suites and the four-bedroom Villa Cortez. To date, the resort also boasts two restaurants, a luxurious indoor/outdoor One&Only Spa inspired by the artistic and architectural themes of Mexico, a dramatic swimming pool and children’s swimming area and a 5,000-square-foot Executive Conference Center.


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Market by Jean-Georges A major feature of One&Only Palmilla is the contemporary dining restaurant Market, created by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant, which overlooks the Sea of Cortéz, combines Jean-Georges’ signature style blended with traditional Mexican ingredients and accents from One&Only Palmilla using the area’s freshest regional seafood, in addition to steak, game and produce. There is also a world-class wine list featuring a wide range of vintages designed to pair effortlessly with the cuisine. The restaurant includes a 108-seat main dining room and 80-seat outdoor veranda open for both breakfast and dinner. The adjacent 28-seat Suviche Restaurant & Lounge, offers guests an impressive selection of fresh Sushi and a striking presentation of Mexican Ceviches incorporating both local and Asian flavors. An extensive tea and sake menu complements the new cuisine while the introduction of a professional Sake Sommelier assists guests with a recommended sake pairing. The Suviche Restaurant & Lounge is open evening from 6PM-11PM daily. JeanGeorges also oversees the resort’s room service. In addition to Market, One&Only Palmilla features a second, more casual dining venue, Agua, perched on a dramatic bluff overlooking the sea and adjacent to the resort’s spectacular new infinity-edge pool. The al fresco, palapa-style restaurant was also designed by Adam Tihany and serves what is being dubbed “Mexiterranean” cuisine – a unique, richly flavorful hybrid of Mediterranean fare with Mexican influences by Executive Chef Larbi Dahrouch. Chef Dahrouch, who worked extensively with Jean-Louis Palladin in France and the U.S., traveled throughout Mexico prior to the resort’s opening to discover authentic Mexican cuisine by sampling its diverse markets and food stands, which gives Agua’s menu its distinct flair.

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Spacious Luxury in Guestrooms and Suites n November 2008, One&Only Palmilla unveiled sixteen new beachfront casitas in three categories from Beachfront Pool Casita Junior and One Bedroom Suites to the Beachfront Pool Casita Master Suite. All rooms were expanded and re-configured to feature lavishly appointed interior space to frame adjoining infinity edge pools with scenic views of the Sea of Cortez. In addition, the resort unveiled the Villa Cortez in December 2008, a fourbedroom villa boasting more than 8500sq. ft of interior space and approximately 2000 sq. ft. of exterior space. All rooms and suites are designed in a comfortable, elegant style with decidedly Mexican touches - including hand-crafted furniture and accessories throughout, travertine floors with terra cotta-colored marble accents, custom-painted tiles and sinks, wrought iron-studded doors, and roomy outdoor terraces or patios. Guests can enjoy the latest amenities, from 32-inch flat-screen televisions to CD/DVD players with surround sound to high-speed Internet connections as well as a telescope in every room. Bathrooms are equally spacious and, in the new suites, offer “wet rooms� with a large window overlooking the beach (and featuring a rain and hand-held shower as well as an oversized sculptural marble bathtub) and separate WC. Each suite also has a fullyappointed walk-in closet.


Fitness, Two Pools and Unparalleled Golf The One&Only Spa offers a fullyequipped, spacious exercise room with the latest cardio-vascular equipment, free weights and an outdoor garden where yoga classes are held. Other highlights include two pools, the hotel’s original pool just off the lobby and a second, infinityedge pool on a bluff overlooking the sea, with a dedicated children’s swimming and recreation area - which makes the resort a perfect destination for families. These features, combined with Palmilla Beach, one of the very few swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, put One&Only Palmilla in a category by itself for water sports and relaxation. In 1993, Palmilla opened the first Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in Mexico, and the 27-hole Palmilla Golf Club today is a major attraction for guests from many parts of the world. The golf course, which has hosted the televised Senior Slam on the Senior PGA tour, has been rated among the top 100 in the world by leading travel and golf publications. Just offshore, opportunities abound for sailing, kayaking, diving, and snorkeling - with Los Cabos’ natural reef rated among the finest in the world, offering underwater visibility of up to 120 feet. Deep-sea fishing is also a favorite sport in Los Cabos, which is known as the “Marlin Capital of the World” and offers more than 800 species of game fish. During the winter months, the region is also noted for its whale migrations from the Arctic, and given One&Only Palmilla’s unique location; it offers unparalleled views of the giant mammals as they arrive in the Sea of Cortéz.


The Perfect Wedding Paradise One&Only Palmilla provides an idyllic location for a wedding or honeymoon including its own historic chapel, which was built in 1956 along with the original hotel. Located on a hill in the center of the property, the chapel is in traditional Mexican style, whitewashed with arched doorways and windows. The chapel can be used for private ceremonies, accommodating up to 50 guests. The adjacent One&Only Spa offers a special salon where wedding parties can prepare for the festivities and a horsedrawn carriage can transport the bride and groom to the chapel and reception. Beach weddings are also a popular favorite at the resort, given the spectacular coastline.

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One&Only Spa by ESPA The resort’s One&Only Spa celebrates the unique natural setting of Los Cabos and the architectural and artistic heritage of Mexico’s culture by providing an indoor/outdoor setting for rejuvenating mind and body. The One&Only Spa features 13 private spa villas, accommodating either one or two people – allowing guests to enjoy their spa regime in complete sanctuary, whether for a few hours or a half-day. Each of the villas features a private, air-conditioned pavilion that opens onto a landscaped open-air garden. The six deluxe villas offer an outdoor shower, bathtub and thatch-roofed daybed, perfect for relaxing in between or after treatments. Guests can choose from a comprehensive menu of treatments representing a blend of Mexican, Asian and global accents with many of the therapies based on the ancient beauty, healing and rejuvenation secrets of several Asian cultures. Every detail is an important part of the experience and every sense is indulged, from the rituals that accompany each treatment to the exclusive products using the finest indigenous ingredients, from Mexican spices to lime to flowers.

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THE QATAR PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE

For 48 hours, on the first Saturday and Sunday in October, in the verdant setting of Longchamp, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend brings together the biggest players on the international racing scene. Horses, owners, trainers, jockeys and breeders.

LONGCHAMP, A STAGE FOR INSPIRING PERFOMERS

Every sport has its showpiece event: cycling has the Tour de France, and rugby and football have their respective World Cups. The jewel in the crown of the racing world is the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the climactic point of every racing season. Since Comrade galloped to victory in the very first running of the race in 1920, this Parisian championship, which is held every year on the first Sunday in October, unveils the world’s best thoroughbred over a mile-and-a-half. Arguably the best thoroughbred of the year, the winner of this race might even be considered the best horse of its generation, the decade, or even the century, depending on the panache of the win and its honours list. A victory in the Arc earns the winner a place in the history books for all eternity. Half a century after the triumphs of Ribot (who won the race twice, in 1955 and 1956) and Sea Bird (winner in 1965), racing enthusiasts still compare the merits of these two champions, often described as the best horses of the last century, and ponder whether the Italian horse would have beaten the powerful French steed if they had ever raced against each other. There is a lot more at stake in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe than the vastly-inflated purse awarded to the winner (the winner of the 2013 edition will pocket 2,742,720 Euros for its team). The victor will often be highly sought-after as a stallion (or brood mare, if female), and for good reason. In racing, yesterday’s heroes often produce the stars of tomorrow, and the winners list of this thoroughbred world championship features many illustrious relations. The 1999 winner of the Arc, Montjeu, sired Hurricane Run, who won the event 6 years later. Having taken the laurels in 1993, Urban Sea then gave birth to Sea The Stars, who won the legendary Group 1 race in 2009. Though genetics is not an exact science, it nevertheless goes some way to stamping out coincidence. It helps to have luck on your side when running the Great Race, but nobody has ever won the Arc by chance. Purposefully selective, the course at Longchamp not only crowns the kings or queens of the turf, but also the most knowledgeable racing professionals. Considered to be France’s best trainer, André Fabre has saddled 7 winners in the Parisian event. A shining example for owners in the 20th century, Marcel Boussac saw his colours triumph 6 times between 1936 and 1949. This major event is, more often than not, won by horses trained in France, though a handful of foreign runners have managed to buck the trend in recent years (7 victories by English, Irish or German horses for 6 French wins since 2000). The list of recent victors serves to highlight the increasingly international character of the race. The Arc has been a favourite amongst the Japanese since El Condor Pasa finished second in 1999, proving that nowadays the racing elite do not hesitate to travel across the globe in order to take part in this thoroughbred world cup. After all, you cannot put a price on a place in racing legend.

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FORMULA ONE JOCKEYS

2013 & 2014 winner Treve ridden by Thierry Jarnet

The horses who compete in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe have Formula 1 engines purring away under their bonnets. Trainers call upon the world’s best drivers to steer these thoroughbred racing machines. Here is a portrait gallery of well-known faces who already have more than one victory under their belts, and a promising newcomer to the profession

THE ICONS Olivier PESLIER (France)

Lanfranco DETTORI (Italy)

• 40 years old

• 42 years old

• 20 participants

• 25 participants

• 4 wins ( Helisso, Peintre Célèbre, Sagamix & Solèmia)

• 3 wins ( Lammtara, Sakhee, Marienbard)

• 14 places ( two 2nds one 3rd, two 4ths & one 5th)

• 3 places ( two 3rds & one 4th)

Christopher SOUMILLION (Belgium)

John-Patrick MURTAGH (Ireland)

• 32 years old

• 43 years old

• 12 Praticipants

• 10 participants

• 2 wins (Dalakhani, Zarkava)

• 1 win (Sindar)

• 2 places (both 2nd)

• 4 places ( one 3rd, three 5th)

THE SAFE BETS

THE RISING STARS William BUICK (Norway)

Joseph O’BRIEN (Ireland)

• 25 years old

• 21 years old

• 2 participants

• 1 participant


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Keep up to date and stay on trend with the latest equestrian apparel and riding gear

Arka Equipe expands range of luxury rider clothing Arka Equipe has added a new jacket to its online range of luxury equestrian attire for horse and rider.

Golly Galoshes release equine gaitors

The ladies Sestriere Core Jacket from Dainese has elastic inserts to ensure maximum comfort and flexibility when riding as well as handy side pockets and a chest pocket. The lightweight coat with detachable hood has an inner padding made of 90% goosedown and 10% goose feathers with a windproof and water repellent outer layer. Body heat is kept within the slim-fit Italian style jacket to allow for maximum protection from the cold. “This jacket is perfect for any rider without compromising on style,” said a company spokesman. The technical down jacket combines thermal insulation and protection with internal cuffs and a practical gaiter and thumbhole. The coat comes in black/anthracite in sizes x small to large, priced £254.99. For more information visit: www.arkaequipe.com

Get patriotic with new Union Jack accessories

Gaitors for horses and ponies have been released by Golly Galoshes. The new equine gaitors will help keep horses and ponies clean and dry during wet weather.The galoshes feature secure hook and loop fastenings, a full length zip with protective fleece lapel and a bold reflective strip. The gaitors come in black and navy and fluorescent colours orange, pink and yellow. A spokesperson for Golly Galoshes said: “They can be worn all year around to help stop your pony’s boots and bandages from getting soggy and muddy/sandy (in the rain) or dusty and gritty (in the dry) and help keep your pony’s protective legwear looking great and lasting longer.” For more information visit: www.gollygaloshes.com

Carrots Equestrian has designed a new range of Union Jack clothing to get riders in a patriotic mood before the World Equestrian Games (WEG) this summer. The range includes hat covers, gloves and socks all emblazoned with patriotic pattern. The hat covers are available in a choice of blues and pinks and are made of four way stretch fabric. They suitable to fit on any size or brand of skull cap. The socks are available in a variety of different designs and come in a knee high style. “The padded sole of all the Union Jack Socks gives maximum comfort” said a spokesman from the company. All of the products are available in children and adult sizes. For more information visit www.carrotsequestrian.co.uk


Every Child Loves a Cozy Fleece Jacket!

New luxury saddle released by Childéric The EOUS® Kids Winslow Fleece Jacket sure is cute with its flashy pattern and pony embroidery. Zip into the Wellington for a great combination. This fleece features a whimsical embroidered pony on the chest, as well as a drawstring hem to keep drafts out and provide a snug fit. The dropped back gives extra coverage while riding and convenient, zip, front pockets are included. For more information visit: www.equestriancollections.com

Is this luxury or a new fashion necessity? Childéric has launched a new saddle made of ostrich leather. A spokesman for Childéric said: “New for this season is the tanned Ostrich leather hide which offers a beautiful high fashion finish to any style of saddle. Add to the mix a nubuck cantle section and buttery soft orange calfskin leather and you have the ultimate in designer wear for horse and rider.” The saddles start at £3,200 for a basic model with bespoke finishes and embellishment at additional cost. For more information visit: www.childericsaddles.co.uk

Pikeur Mondega Breeches

New Cavallo quilted riding jacket

Cavallo has added a new product to their range of riding wear - the Baccara quilted short jacket. The new lightweight jacket comes in 4 different colours and has a contrasting check inner lining.

The Mondega is a true comfy fit breech with full seat. Side pockets make these breeches easy-wear - even if you are in them all day! We usually carry stocks of various colours but all colours are available to order. Please note the beige comes in a slightly furrier fabric than the other colours. For more information visit: www.jumperschoice.com

A spokesperson for Cavallo said: “Made for riding, this new jacket is water repellent and washable. All the little details, such as a contrasting check inner lining, make this a musthave piece for all riders this spring.” The Baccara jacket is available in sizes 34-46 (UK 8-16) and costs £139. For more information visit: www.zebraproducts.co.uk SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE

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All the Queen’s Horses!! What has for so long been called the “sport of kings” should probably be re-named for Her Majesty the Queens life-long interest in horses dates back to her childhood when a scruffy, shaggy, stocky little Shetland Pony called Peggy was gifted to her and her sister Princess Margaret from their grandfather, King George V 80 years on Her Majesty’s passion for horses continues, she has the touch of a true horsewoman in everything she does with racing. She recognises her horses by sight, is fascinated by their mental and physical development and always talks in detail to the groom who looks after each one. She is a keen follower of the horse whisperer Monty Roberts and adopts many of his techniques on her foals and yearlings – for instance, leading them over a blue plastic sheet so they are not afraid of walking through water. This attention to detail has prevailed for the Queen has won over 1,600 races making her one of the most successful racehorse owners in history.

Racing When Elizabeth became monarch in 1952, she inherited the royal colours: purple, gold braid, scarlet sleeves, black velvet cap with gold fringe. These colours have gone on to see great success in the last 60 years whilst she has owned them. Her first winner came just months after she inherited the colours when Choir Boy passed the winning post to claim the Wilburton Handicap at Newmarket in May 1952. She has also won every one of the five British Classic Races, many multiple times, except the Epsom Derby, a race that the Queen has yet to grasp finishing agonizingly close in the year of her coronation, 1953, where Aureole finished second to Pinza. In 1954 and 1957, she was named British flat racing Champion Owner, the first reigning monarch ever to do so twice. She also recently won the Racehorse Owners Association Owner of the Year award in 2013 after her magnificent win with Estimate in the Ascot Gold Cup. There are three races named in honour of the Queen, those being the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes, the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

personal interest in the running of Ascot and is kept informed of the order of running and the development of the racing programme at the Royal Meeting. As of yet, Her Majesty has had 22 winners at Ascot, most recently Estimate. Ascot has had royal connections for many hundreds of years when the course was founded by Queen Anne in 1711.

Breeding Her Majesty takes a particular interest in the breeding of her horses. Her horses are foaled at the Royal Stud in Sandringham before being trained at Hampshire and then passed on to Her Majesty’s trainers for racing. After the horse’s racing career is over, they are put into retirement in her care. Today, The Queen has about twenty-five horses in training each season. The enthusiasm and interest of The Queen for racing and breeding has meant that she has had great success in the last fifty-one years. Her horses have won almost every major race in Britain; the two noticeable absences from her trophy cabinet are the Epsom Derby and the Grand National.

Royal Ascot Royal Ascot is said to be the first event that the Queen puts down on her calendar every year. The five day event begins each day with the Royal Procession – the arrival of The Queen and the Royal party in horse-drawn landaus, which parade along the track in front of the crowd. The Royal Procession dates back to the 1820s and the reign of King George IV. The Queen takes a close www.eurosport.ru


Dunfermline

Estimate

Carlton House

Dunfermline was a racehorse owned and bred by the Queen who won three races in her ten race career. She is regarded as one of the best horses that Her Majesty has raced as she won two of the five British Classic Races in 1977, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year. Dunfermline beat the Epsom Oaks against other fillies in June and later in September, added St. Leger Stakes – beating the double Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Alleged. Later that year Dunfermline was rated the three-year-old filly in Europe. She was one of the most prestigious and memorable success.

Estimate is a five year old horse who in recent times has provided lots of racing glory for Her Majesty, most memorably the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup. The Sir Michael Stout trained filly beat the other horses in an extremely close finish making the Queen the first reigning monarch to ever win the race in its 207 year history. As Estimate crossed the finishing line, the camera moved to the royal box to see the Queen in a moment of ecstatic joy as she claimed another victory. Estimate ended a dark spell, for the Queen, since her last domestic group 1 win was in 1977, by Dunfermline.

Carlton House is a 6yo bay stallion trained by Gai Waterhouse, when Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai asked to purchase Highland Glen, a useful horse but no great champion, from the Queen, she offered him the horse as a present as a fellow head of state instead. The sheikh expressed his gratitude by sending her four yearlings a season away from their first start on the track. Who could have guessed that one of the four, from the hundreds of yearlings to pass through the sheikh’s immense bloodstock operation in 2009, would end be Carlton House who so far has managed to win 3 races in his career for the Queen.

While Her Majesty never bets on her own horses - her gamble is on the breeding, using this stallion with that mare, hoping to produce something special. The Queen does however enjoy a sweepstake on Derby Day, where in the royal box, everyone puts in a pound with the winner getting about £16!

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Les Legendes de Bugatti Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

“Black Bess” With its fifth model in the six-part “Les Légendes de Bugatti” (Bugatti Legends) Edition, Bugatti has revived the legendary Type 18 “Black Bess”, which went down in automotive history as one of the first ever street legal super sports cars.

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The Type 18 was one of the most important Bugattis of the pre-war era, both ahead of its time and in a league of its own thanks to its impressive technical features. With a 4-cylinder in-line engine and five litre capacity the vehicle was capable of producing over 100 PS. With a top speed of 160 km/h (100 mph), a feat deemed virtually unbelievable for the times, the Type 18 was a true racing thoroughbred and the fastest road vehicle around.

The Type 18 was driven in races by company founder Ettore Bugatti himself; indeed he secured a win in his class in the important 1912 Mont Ventoux hill climb. Bugatti limited the production run for this model to just seven vehicles and sold them to an extremely select group of customers. One of these customers was the famed and celebrated French aviation pioneer Roland Garros, who successfully crossed the Mediterranean in an airplane in 1912 after racking up a host of successes at a variety of aviation events. It was Ettore’s victory at Mont Ventoux which drew Garros’ attention to the Type 18. A lover of speed through and through, Garros was looking for a car which would enable him to travel as fast on land as he could in the air. The Type 18 was an obvious choice. In counting Garros amongst his customers, Ettore Bugatti had landed a major marketing coup.

Bugatti delivered the two-seater bearing the vehicle identification number 474 to Garros on 18 September 1913. This Type 18, later named after the English racehorse “Black Bess”, is one of only three of the seven vehicles still remaining. Today, it can be found in the Louwman Museum, a private collection on show at The Hague in the Netherlands. Evert Louwman has kindly made the historic Type 18 “Black Bess” specially available for the world premiere of the current “Black Bess” Legend Vitesse at the Auto China in Beijing.


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s is the case with all of the Legend vehicles, the “Black Bess” is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse*). Its 1,200 PS, 8 litre W16 engine achieves an unparalleled torque of 1,500 Nm at 3,000–5,000 rpm, and can accelerate from 0–100 km in 2.6 seconds. With a maximum speed of 408.84 km/h with the roof down, the Vitesse is the fastest production roadster ever built.

“Black Bess” Bugatti Legends: from fastest super sports car in the early days of the automobile to fastest super sports car of today

Design – high-quality materials used for the exterior, and international debut of innovative interior detailing “The ’Black Bess’ Legend Vitesse is yet another fine example of Bugatti’s innovative power when it comes to creating exclusive automobiles,” explains Bugatti Head Designer, Achim Anscheidt. “We have developed a new process for individually hand-painting the leather in the vehicle’s interior, the like of which has never been used before in the automotive industry. The leather and the ink applied by the designer have been technically developed and processed so that they can withstand the stresses inside the vehicle and fulfil the valid quality requirements demanded by modern day production.

Exterior. The body of the “Black Bess” Vitesse is constructed entirely of carbon fibre and, just like its historical predecessor, is painted completely black. The gold-coloured accents that make the Type 18 “Black Bess” so unmistakable are reflected in exquisite fashion on the modern Bugatti. For example, some of the Bugatti’s body components are coated in 24-carat gold. Indeed, this precious material has been used for the striking Bugatti horseshoe, which gleams against the background of the black front grille, creating a truly expressive front view for the Vitesse. This is reinforced by

gold-coloured stripes that start below the headlights and radiate out over the front wings towards the rear, before tapering off at the end of the door line. Sporting a similarly brilliant gold finish are the EB logo on the rear of the vehicle and the hub covers on the black rims, which also bear the initials of the company’s founder, Ettore Bugatti, in black. And let’s not forget the tank and oil caps, which have been engraved with the “Black Bess” nameplate and elegantly finished with gold paint.


Interior. The interior of the “Black Bess” Legend Vitesse has been fully upholstered using the finest leather. The headliner, footwell, seats, elongated centre console and rear bulkhead are bedecked in a light “Beige” tone, with the dashboard, dash panel, door trim panel and cowl panel offering a discreet contrast in ”Havanna”. Clad in red “Crimson” leather, the steering wheel rim draws a clear reference to the historic Type 18 “Black Bess”. This accent has also been picked up and continued in the red decorative stitching on the outer bolsters of the seats and in the seat belts. New developments in the treatment of leather. The door panels are without doubt one of the car’s most impressive details. This is actually one of the most daring projects in the design of the vehicle’s interior. Both panels are upholstered in “Havanna” leather and bear scenes which depict the historic Type 18 “Black Bess” as well as Roland Garros’ airplane, a Morane Saulnier Type H. These sketches have been hand-painted directly onto the leather – just as the components in luxury vehicles were hand-painted in the early 1920s. In order to protect the images from abrasion and environmental impacts, both a special new ink and a new impregnation process have been developed. Never in the field of automobile manufacturing

have traditional details been implemented so perfectly whilst also upholding the demands placed on quality by modern production standards. This reconfirms Bugatti’s strength in innovation. And it is coupled with a strong focus on individuality, as none of the six door panels in the three Legend vehicles is identical. The demands placed by Bugatti on handling refined materials and on maximum faithfulness to the original vehicles can also be seen in the use of high-quality rosewood for the selector lever and the centre console panel in the vehicle’s interior. Gold can also be found inside the vehicle itself, such as the EB logo on the cover of the rear storage compartment, which is also finished in beige leather and hand-painted with a motif showing the historic vehicle. Of course, typical Legend features have also been included in the vehicle, namely the beige, leather-clad insert in the centre console extension which bears the “Les Légendes de Bugatti” nameplate, the relief of the dancing elephant (the symbol for the Legends Edition which has been refined with a gold finish for this model), and the door sills bearing the image of the Type 18 “Black Bess”.

Technical description of the Type 18 ‘Black Bess’. The Bugatti Type 18 was manufactured from 1912 to 1914. At its heart was an impressive 5 litre, 4-cylinder in-line engine with 100 mm bore and 160 mm stroke, a crankshaft mounted on three bearings and an overhead camshaft. New for Bugatti: this design was fitted with a chain drive. It sported three valves per cylinder; two small intake valves and a large outlet valve. The extremely lightweight and small gearbox offered four forward gears and a reverse gear. The 2.45 m wheelbase and 1.25 m track width ensured the 100 PS vehicle’s exceptional manoeuvrability, particularly when cornering.

Availability. As with all models in the Edtion, the current Legends model is limited to a run of three vehicles and is available for a net price of €2.15million Of the four Legend models already presented, all twelve vehicles have been sold.

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or 2014, the former BMW 3 Series coupes and convertibles get a major redesign and are reclassified as 4 Series models. Fresh exterior designs borrow front styling cues from the sedans, but they otherwise resemble smaller versions of BMW’s 6 Series models. There’s a choice of a 240 horsepower turbo-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the 428i, and a faster

300-horsepower 3.0-liter turbo-six in the 435i, and both can be mated to either a standard eight-speed automatic or sixspeed manual transmission; BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system will be optional with the coupes. A near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution should deliver impressive handling abilities. As with the 3 Series, three separate trim lines – Luxury, Sport and M Sport – are

available, with the latter affording the sharpest handling. A long list of hightech features includes an adaptive cruise control system that works in stop and go traffic, a forward collision warning system that can warn of a potential collision with a pedestrian, and the latest version of BMW’s iDrive multimedia control system with Bluetooth smartphone integration and a dictation function with full speech recognition.

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eplacing the former Liberty model in Jeep’s lineup, the new midsize Cherokee SUV features a dramatically sculpted exterior that’s capped by a swept-back treatment of Jeep’s signature seven-slot front grille that might be too extreme for some brand loyalists. It packs either a Fiat-supplied 184 horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a new 271-horsepower 3.2-liter V6, with an advanced nine-speed automatic transmission standard.

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The Cherokee rides on a four-wheel independent suspension that should deliver excellent ride and handling manners around town. With Jeep’s SelecTerrain traction control system and no less than three separate four-wheel-drive systems optional it promises exceptional off-road abilities.


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oming wrapped in comely curvaceous styling, this new two-seat rear-drive convertible is positioned in size and price below Jaguar’s XK sports car line. It packs a lively 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that generates either 340 or 380 horsepower, depending on the version. A 5.0-liter 495-horsepower supercharged V8 is also available and should be the ride of choice among well-heeled enthusiasts; it’s estimated to enable the F-Type to hit the 60 mph mark in just over four seconds. All engines come mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission that includes a manual gear-select mode with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Its lightweight yet rigid aluminum structure, rear-drive configuration and sophisticated suspension promise sporty handling abilities in the British sports car tradition. A closed-roof coupe version will follow within a year. Source: Jim Gorzelany www.forbes.com


WHAT TO DO IF YOU’VE BEEN BURGLED.

When you discover you’ve been burgled

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Then secure your home to avoid further damage, board up any broken windows, make a list of damaged or missing belongings, detail the damage to your home resulting from the burglary, taking photographs of damaged windows or door.

Crime rates in Spain remain among the lowest in the EU according to the latest Interior Ministry crime report. However, since the economic crisis began in 2008, there has been a steep increase in domestic burglaries and theft as a result. In 2012 the number of burglaries in homes rose by 25.4%. The message to expat residents is not to panic. There are some simple precautions to take, as you would back in the UK, such as fitting security grills, installing exterior lights and alarms, being careful about what content is posted on social networks, especially anything to do with trips and holidays away from home. It also helps to take out a quality home insurance policy that will cover your home and its contents should any unfortunate incident occur.

As soon as you discover you’ve been burgled, whether it’s a break-in or theft at your home, first call the police. Don’t touch anything until they arrive. A police report will be needed to process your claim.

At this point, you can call the claims department of your home insurance company. We advise you to have your policy on hand when you call.

your claim and get things back to normal as soon as possible. Fortunately, incidents of theft in Spain are relatively small compared to other EU countries, however should you be burgled, your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover the loss or destruction of personal property if it’s stolen from your home.

Hold-up outside the home In many cases, your home insurance policy may cover you for any incidents that occur outside your home. Should you be the victim of a hold-up outside your premises your personal belongings are covered. We will ensure replacement documents are quickly and efficiently dealt with, and if required, arrange the locks on your home to be changed.

Peace-of-mind with Linea Directa

We understand that your peace-of-mind is important, especially in your home. Our claims department will take a full statement of the circumstances of the incident. We will check the insurance coverage with you explaining all the procedures. If emergency repairs are required from locksmiths to glaziers, we will help you swiftly handle

We hope the information provided in this article is of interest. If you would like to contact Linea Directa please call + 34 902 123 161 More information on Linea Directa online at www.lineadirecta.com


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uca Mazzanti presents the MAZZANTI EVANTRA: powered by a V8 engine 7.0 L with 701 Hp, handmade in Italy in a limited production of 5 bespoke cars per year, it embodies passion, creativity and artisanal culture of the company.

Mazzanti automobili take this fantastic opportunity to show in world premiere also the exclusive “Evantra collection� by FB 1913: a special made in Italy one off and limited accessories for EVANTRA realized by FB 1913, the Italian atelier specialized since 1913 in high level Luxury cashmere and special leather items.

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The design of the Evantra was created side-by-side by Luca Mazzanti and Zsolt Tarnok (Mazzanti automobili chief designer), with the concept of perfect equilibrium of classical and modern.

The steel chassis is reinforced by a new chrome-molibden rollcage positioned under the roof while an other one connects the new engine to the rear suspension hard-points this way enchancing the structural stiffness of the chassis and in the same time helps protecting the occupants.

The object was to conciliate elements difficult to harmonize to each other: a personal concept that is absolutely out of todays market trends, a really precise and tipically italian stylistical identity and a powertrain with “ absolute� performance are perfectly united in forms and function. The smooth surfaces, the classically shaped fenderlines come from the traditional classic cars which influenced most the past creations. For the styling of the Evantra a modern and a bit more aggressive appearance was desired, so in the details more modern solutions were used. Such parts are the shape of the lights with the modern LED lights, and the precise and neat outlines and connections of the air inlets and outlets around the car. These virtually different concepts have been merged together in harmony to create this unique supercar, Evantra.

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“ The creation of each Evantra is a unique and emotional experience for those who partecipate in the project such as for the client who follows the birth of the car in each phase. Evantra V8 was not born to please everyone, instead to be herself and to generate emotions with her character and exclusivity”.

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Body: The body is a 2 seat coupe. The bodywork is produced in two different options, the first called PRO-BODY: made of carbon fiber composite materials; or the second, called ONE-BODY: entirely hand crafted, aluminim body, personalized by the client. With this option the client can have a project dedicated exclusively to the single vehicle, virtually building a One-off.

Interior: The tailor-made interior of the client is covered with all-natural leather prepared with special aniline leather treatment. The incredible soft touch of the leather is achieved thanks to a collaboration with a leader of the fashion/luxury sector. Every aspect of personalization is possible with the infinite options of special material, including exotic leather and precious materials. The center console is equipped with a dash and data acquisition system from AIM and a Headunit (NAVI/CD/MP3) from BOSCH as first equipment. The “Tricolore” engine starter button is placed onto the roof panel in “Mazzanti” style as in the “sister car” ANTAS. On the lower part of the console the modality selector is placed with different maps for the engine/gearbox, “Strada - Street” and “Corsa – Race”. On the Nardi steering wheel a small display shows the actual gear, while behind the paddles are placed (version with sequential gearbox).

Engine: The Evantra’s “mechanical heart” is an aluminium V8, naturally aspirated 7.0 L. which is capable of developing 701 Hp @ 6600 rpm and 848 Nm @ 4500 rpm. The engine has a compression ratio of 11.0, a dry sump lubrification system, and valves, connecting rods in titanium.

Characteristics & performance : The performance of the Evantra V8 equipped with a 6-speed manual or sequential gearbox arrives up to the maximum velocity of over 350 Km/h with an acceleration of 0-100 in 3.2 seconds. The aerodynamic development process was realized in partnership with Ysim, a company with notable experience in F1 and Le Mans. Sila holding industrial, leader company of gearshift systems has developed a special version of its robotized gearshift system “silatronic” for Mazzanti. The power of the Evantra V8 is transferred onto the tarmac thanks to special high performance tyres from Continental 255/30 R20 front and 305/25 R20 rear, mounted on special 20” OZ alloy wheels. The braking system comes from Brembo, formed by 380mm discs with 6 piston calipers in the front and 360mm discs with 4 piston caliper is the back (carbon-ceramic system is optional).

Technical specifications: Mazzanti Evantra V8 Engine & Power Engine layout

V8 naturally aspirated

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7.0 L

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Dimensions Length

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Kerb weight

1300 kg (PRO-BODY)

www.mazzantiautomobili.it


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CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS As Audi introduce their Le Mans worthy laser high beam headlights as standard on their new R8 LMX we investigate what added benefits these state of the art lights have to offer.

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eadlights may not be top of everyone’s list of features when looking to purchase a new car especially when one is presented with the masculine curves and adrenalin rush of the new limited edition Audi R8 LMX coupe (5.2 litre V10 engine, 0+62 mph in 3.4 seconds and with a top speed of 198mph) but in this case they should be.

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Audi as usual are ahead of the game when it comes to headlight technology. In 2008, the Audi R8 became the first production car in the world to feature all LED headlights; this was followed in 2012 by dynamic indicators with a unique sweeping action. Audi launched a new chapter in automotive lighting with the Matrix LED headlights, which debuted in the updated A8 in 2013. Now the brand with the four rings is progressing to the next stage in the R8 LMX: the laser spot for the high beams. Which increases the illumination range substantially, which is ideal for a supercar like the R8 LMX.

This, Audi claims, helps prevent fatigue, and creates ideal conditions for the human eye, allowing drivers to recognise contrast more easily.

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The laser diodes generates a blue beam (with a wavelength of 450 nanometers) which is transformed by a phosphor converter into traditional white light with a colour temperature of 5,500 Kelvin.

Audi are producing only 99 of the limitededition R8 LMX models worldwide, prices start from £160,000 OTR / e201,000 €


DID YOU KNOW? The blue light emitted by the laser beams before they pass through the phosphor converter inspired the Audi exclusive Ara Blue crystaleffect customised paint finish for the new R8 LMX

DAZZLE DETECTOR To avoid distracting other drivers, an intelligent camera-based sensor system detects other road users, and adjusts the light pattern to suit the road conditions

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The laser diodes generates a blue beam (with a wavelength of 450 nanometers) which is transformed by a phosphor converter into traditional white light with a colour temperature of 5,500 Kelvin.

The new headlight technology played a huge part in Audi winning a one-two at the le Mans 24-hour race in June.

This, Audi claims, helps prevent fatigue, and creates ideal conditions for the human eye, allowing drivers to recognise contrast more easily.


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Born of dreams and designed into existence by visionaries, yachts take form through the experienced hands of master craftsmen and shipbuilders. They become the literal interpretation of ideals and only when the final product is unveiled do we wonder at their sheer beauty.


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talian shipyard CRN Yachts recently performed such a feet, delivering 80 metres of the most magnificent vessel which on the 3rd May 2014, was honoured with the prestigious award “Judges Commendation” at the World Superyacht Awards. Chopi Chopi is the 129th hull built by the 50-year-old firm, and is the largest ever launched by CRN, Designed by two leading Italian architectural firms: Studio Zuccon International Project, which created the exterior profile and interior layout and Laura Sessa, who was responsible for the stylish interior. This distinctive and luxurious yacht balances form and function in exquisite style, embellishing interiors and details with wood, marble, leather, and metals.

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The privacy and luxury of the owner’s deck promises 190 square meters of uninterrupted bliss. Located at the extreme bow, views from the master stateroom are uncompromised, opening to the private deck adorned with Jacuzzi, sun loungers, and dining spaces, allowing guests a direct visual dance with the sea. Access to the yacht from the main deck seamlessly meshes outdoor spaces with interior lobby off the large cockpit. Lush interiors and current state-of-the-art entertainment systems are deftly placed for a graceful, relaxing salon. The central, circular lobby is linked with a glass column lift and spiral staircase, enhanced by the glow of LED zenith lighting. The exquisite upper deck is designed for socializing, with ample indoor and outdoor dining and bar areas, providing seating for twenty. Sliding doors connect interiors with pleasant sea breezes and sunshine, further emphasizing the fresh, spacious feeling on board. Technology designed into convenience delivers automated window coverings, lighting, temperature, and appliances, allowing guests to easily control the environment via programmed devices. All VIP cabins are equipped with similar iPadMini devices enabling personal preference to dictate environment. Chopi Chopi’s lower deck is exclusively dedicated to wellbeing, housing fitness equipment, 70-square metre beach club, Technogym equipment, spa, Finnish and Turkish sauna, and massage room. Two tender garages are also housed on this level, stocked with 9.5 metre Dariel Limo and 7-metre Dariel Ribo tenders and additional water sports equipment. Additionally, an 8.5-metre Riva Iseo is tucked into a third garage, as well as forward technical area tenders, a 21-foot Super Air Nautique sky boat and a 4.2-metre rescue boat. The sub-lower deck technical rooms include laundry, cold and room temperature storage, and dry room, maintaining delicate items at constant temperatures and humidity. Twelve guests are graciously accommodated by Chopi Chopi’s six VIP cabins and owner’s apartment, with space for 33 crew members. All on board will appreciate Chopi Chopi’s refreshing, healthy, spacious design, graceful exterior, and intimate visual and physical connection to the sea.


Technical Specifications: n Length overall 80.00m _____________________________________________ n Length Waterline 71.40m _____________________________________________ n Beam 13.50mm _____________________________________________ n Hull material Steel _____________________________________________ n Superstructure Aluminium _____________________________________________ n Engine 2 x Caterpillar 3156b _____________________________________________ n Total Horsepower 15 Knots _____________________________________________ n Fuel Capacity 250,000 litres _____________________________________________ n Water Capacity 45,000 litres _____________________________________________ n Guest Cabins 1 Master, 5 x Double _____________________________________________ n Guests 12 _____________________________________________ n Crew 33 _____________________________________________ For more information visit: www.azimutyachts.com SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE

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THE PRIVATE PLANE PHENOMENON


New providers are making private air service more accessible and affordable than ever


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Over the past few years, as flying the major airlines has become less comfortable with bucket priced airlines springing up everywhere, the private jet industry has boomed. Flying by private jet is the ultimate upgrade: you can forget about crowded cabins, lines at check-in, and interminable delays on the tarmac. Instead, you simply call for a plane whenever you need one, and within a few hours it’s ready to fly to wherever you want to go. What sounds like a frequent flier’s dream is in fact a perfectly valid option for a growing number of travellers, which has become a lot easier to enter into thanks to a relatively new concept —fractional ownership. Fractional plane ownership is often likened to a time-share. You buy a portion of a plane, from one-sixteenth up to a half. In return for the initial purchase price, plus a monthly management fee and a charge for every hour flown, you’re guaranteed that the type of plane you’ve bought into will be available at short notice. The bigger your fraction, the more hours you can fly. Own a sixteenth and you’re entitled to 50 hours of flying time per year; a 50 percent stake will grant you 400 hours. The notion of fractional ownership was dreamed up by Richard Santulli in 1986, a former Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute math professor and principal at Goldman Sachs. Richard had bought a company called Executive Jet and noticed that many wholly owned private jets were underused. “He saw that owning a jet and flying only a hundred to one hundred fifty hours a year made no financial sense,” says Kevin Russell, senior vice president of Executive Jet. Analysing 20 years’ worth of records, Santulli deduced that it was possible to divide ownership of the fleet among many clients and still offer everyone guaranteed availability with as little as four hours’ notice. With this notion he launched the first (and largest) fractional ownership company: NetJets. Although fractional ownership makes private jets more affordable, they still don’t come at bargain basement prices. For example, 50 hours of flying time in NetJets’ entry-level craft, the Cessna Citation V Ultra costs approx. $400,00, as well as a monthly management fee of approx $5,000, and $1,275 for each hour in the air. So that first year will cost you in excess of $500,00! Aside from flexible scheduling, fractional ownership has many advantages over commercial flights. You have access to about thousands of airports across the world, and compared to those who buy planes outright, fractional owners enjoy all the pleasures, without the difficulty (and expense) of arranging insurance, hangaring, catering, and highly qualified flight crews. Fractional ownership brings certain tax and depreciation advantages as well.

There’s a saying in the private jet business: “If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it”


NetJets:

With fractional ownership becoming a mainstream experience we take a look at some of the biggest players in the rent-ajet world

What it does: Sells fractional ownership shares starting at $406,250 for 1/16th interest in a small jet.

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Ideal for those who fly at least 50 hours per year often with short notice or during peak demand periods. The planes are first rate; the service impeccable and you get the consistency of the same plane every time. (It also seems to provide social cachet.) Really expensive. Not only are you buying a piece of a plane, but you’re also paying monthly upkeep on top of the time you’re in the air. Plus it’s not easy to get a bigger plane should your needs change. (They’ve also had to increasingly use outside charter operators when they run out of planes.)

Marquis Jet: What it does: Marquis sells chunks of time in NetJets planes in 25-hour increments. Price starts at $115,900.

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NetJets is considered to have one of the best fleets in the industry. Planes can be on site within four hours. One of the most expensive ways to fly. The hourly rate is set regardless of the destination or time of year that you’re traveling. (And even though they say that you only pay for the hours you’re in the air, the rate often figures in the cost of returning the plane home.)

Sentient Jet: What it does: Sells membership cards starting at $100,000 to fly on approved charter operators. It works like a debit card.

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Blue Star Jets: What it does: Acts as a middleman between you and its approved charter operators.

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“Any Jet. Any time. Any place.” With full 24-hour concierge service, they can arrange for limos, rental cars or everything else you might need on and off the plane. They can get the size plane you request to you within four hours. They also tend to have some of the better prices in the business and will help you look for discounted “deadhead” flights per your request. (They even have a frequent flyer program with rewards that can be everything from the highest end leather goods and diamond jewellery to plasma televisions.) Prices can vary widely and you may be stuck with the cost of keeping the plane with you or flying it back to its base.

OneSky Network: What it does: Acts as a middleman between you and its approved charter operators.

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It’s best to leave valuables at home, but in case you can’t, consider this swanky travel safe by Döttling. The Guardian, which weighs less than 9 pounds, helps protect wristwatches, jewellery, cash or important documents when you’re on the go.

The world has become a safer place with the world’s first high-security traveling case by Döttling: the Guardian. It offers unique protection for up to six wristwatches, jewellery, cash or important documents any place and at any time. A double-walled high-security tube – an in-house development by Döttling made of multiple components – is built into the leather. The hard metal component, for


instance, is almost as hard as a diamond and destroys tools like drills and saws at the least attempt to breach the Guardian. The tube’s polycarbonate content, a material also used for police shields, makes the Guardian extremely impactresistant. The material cannot be destroyed even using the biggest sledgehammers. At one end of the high-security tube there is a safe door that can be opened only with

a three-digit code. If it is entered correctly the locking mechanism, consisting of four polished high-carbon steel locking bolts, opens.

At only 14.5 inches long, 5.3 inches in diameter and weighing only 8.8 pounds, this high-tec travel safe punches well above its weight.

In brief, when locked, opening the Guardian requires incredible force and a good deal of time – time that’s limited, because the Guardian is equipped with a GPS transmitter so it can be precisely located.

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“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.”

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TOP 10 LUXURY RESTAURANTS Many of us like to enjoy a perfect meal, in an extravagant and luxury interior of our favorite restaurant, with the perfect ambiance…

Every person has its own favorite luxury restaurant, which is different from the other, by interior design, decoration or the atmosphere and ambiance all together. Some prefer elegant and sophisticated restaurants, with gentle color palettes and rich metallic accessories, while others prefer minimalism which consists of simple tables and chairs with clean design lines, where any decoration is redundant, while there are the ones who prefer something extravagant, glittery, filled with artworks, sculptures and other decorations. Some like luxury restaurants located in town centers, from which they can enjoy observing the crowd rushing to their destinations while they are floating in an aura of peace and tranquility, while others love luxury restaurants settled in natural surroundings, with the views of nature itself. And yet again, there are some who love more extravagant surrounding, like high and steep cliff, ocean’s bottom or the roof of a tall modern skyscraper. The definition of an extravagant and luxury restaurant is the same everywhere – it is a place with a unique ambiance which you don’t see everywhere, a place which offers unique and delicious meals created out of top notch quality ingredients, luxury offering of drinks and a very kind and friendly staff which exists only for one cause – to make your meal even better. Whether you’re planning a business dinner, romantic date or simple outing with your friends, the choice of restaurant is really important. Therefore we present to you the top 10 luxury restaurants in the world as compiled by Luxury Topics.

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So, let’s start from number 10 on our list. This position is taken by a rustic restaurant in Spain, named Mugaritz. This is one of those restaurants whose biggest amenity is the exotic natural surroundings in which it is located. This luxury restaurant is actually a rustic cottage, surrounded by lavish greenery. Don’t let your first impression of this place deceive you and trick you into thinking that this restaurant is average. Actually, this place is very dexterously designed and it presents you with modern rustic ambiance, which gives you the option to enjoy nature, from a very comfortable interior. The best meals which are served here, made of fresh and home grown ingredients are prepared by the main chef, Andoni Luis Aduriz. We’re sure that you will come back at least one more time when you see this amazing luxury restaurant… Aldura Aldea, 20, 20100 Errenteria, Gipuzkoa, Spain | T: +34 943 522 455 www.mugaritz.com

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Number 9 is a fantastic restaurant in Beverly Hills, dubbed Hakkasan. This may be the most modern restaurant you will ever visit. It is intricately decorated so it reminds you of a futuristic night club, and its owner is Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed

al Nahyan, a prince from Abu Dhabi’s royal family. Offering of this luxury restaurant is very diverse and modern, perfect for all trendy people who like to be seen when they go for a night out on the town, and also who like to see some of Hollywood’s celebrities. 233 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA T: +1 310 888 8661 www. hakkasanbh.com

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On position number 8 a very original restaurant, located in Istanbul is firmly settled. It’s called Maiden Tower, and the tower itself was originally constructed in 1110. According to the legend, the emperor from that era constructed this tower in order to protect his beloved daughter, who was supposed to die from a snake bite on her 18th birthday, according to some prophecy. Today, this tower is a unique luxury restaurant, which, amazingly delicious cuisine aside, offers you magical panoramic view of the city and old world ambiance, originating from the Byzantine era. In our humble opinion, this is definitely one of the best luxury restaurants of the world. Maiden’s Tower, Istanbul Turkey T: +90 2163424747 | www.kizkulesi.com.tr

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Number 7 is taken by a French luxury restaurant, L’Opera, located in Paris, city of love. With perfect offering of the best French food, you have the chance to enjoy decadent interiors of this luxury restaurant, designed by the architect Odlie Decq. From velvety red rugs, chic furniture and decoration, this restaurant represents opulence and luxury in their best editions. Palais Garnier, Place Jacques Rouché 75009 Paris - France | T: +33 01 42 68 86 80 www.opera-restaurant.fr

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On position number 6 is a fantastic luxury restaurant, which is a part of the prestigious hotel Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. Guests of this intriguing and prestigious hotel can enjoy the ambiance of a traditional restaurant, its perfect Mewar terrace, which has the view over other city palaces and gorgeous lake Pichola. That aside, the perfectly planed menu which consists of specific meals made of the top quality ingredients is the best feature of this luxury restaurant. This exquisite place is meant for those who are eager to taste something different. P.O. Box 5, Lake Pichola , Udaipur - 313001 Rajasthan, India T: +91 294 2428800 | www.tajhotels.com


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Tori Tori luxury restaurant in Mexico is on position number 5. This visual masterpiece, a sight for sore eyes and rest for tired soul, is designed by Michel Rojkind. This luxury restaurant is settled in a massive contemporary structure. Every room is designed and decorated in a specific manner, so it reminds us of some natural element. In that way, this luxury restaurant achieves the feeling of complete relaxation in a very opulent ambiance. Temistocles 61, Mexico City 11560, Mexico (Polanco) T: +52 5552818112 | www.toritori.com.mv

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La Maison 1888 luxury restaurant in Vietnam offers us perfect views over the water and it is firmly settled on position number 4. Those who forget to look outside this amazing restaurant can enjoy it luxury ambiance, exquisite spaces which are opulently decorated with eclectic objects which come from all over the world. After enjoying an amazing meal, we’re sure you’ll forever remember the unique interior of this luxury restaurant and that you will wish to come back again. Intercontinental Sun Peninsula Resort Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang, Vietnam T: +84 05113938888 | www.danang.intercontinental.com

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Le Louis XV luxury restaurant in Monaco is on position number 3. Chef Alain Ducasse had opened this amazing restaurant because he was dared by Prince Ranier III, who claimed that gaining three Michelin Stars in four years is impossible. We’re sure you all thought that the prince was wrong, which is a good news for all of us. In that way, one of the best luxury restaurants of the world was born. Here you can enjoy sophisticated cuisine, followed by an even more sophisticated ambiance. Hotel de Paris, Place du Casino, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco | T: +377 98 06 88 64 | www.alain-ducasse.com

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Four Seasons luxury restaurant in New York has earned his number 2 position. This place is a true embodiment of a modern luxury ambiance. It’s partially a museum and partially a luxury restaurant. It was open in 1959, while the building was constructed by superstar architect Miles van der Rohe. Interior was designed by Phillip Johnson. Their intention while designing this place was to create a perfect combination of art, architecture and fantastic food, in one luxury space. A single meal in this luxury restaurant will give you the experience you never had before, so we kindly advise you to take your chance when you have it… 99 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, United States T: +1 (844) 760-6347 | www.fourseasons.com

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And, slowly but with certainty, we’ve come to our absolute winner and number 1 on our luxury restaurant list. We’re talking about Ithaa Undersea luxury restaurant in Maldives. This is the first underwater restaurant in the world, which guest reach by descending the beautiful spiral staircase. Once you step into this amazing and luxury restaurant, you will have the chance to enjoy a unique view of the ocean, which reminds us of Little Mermaid. Of course, this luxury restaurant offers you amazing food, to be more specific, a luxury menu which consists of the best European meals. Imagine yourself as you enjoy a fancy meal, followed by amazingly delicious wine, while you’re enjoying a unique world underneath the ocean’s surface… Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, 20077, Maldives T: +960 668 0629 | www.conradhotels3.hilton.com

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“Gourmandise is an impassioned, rational and habitual preference for all objects that flatter the sense of taste.�

-Brillat-Savarin


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A Marbella Tradition MONDAY TO SATURDAY 19:30 – 00:30 For reservations: Tel: +(34) 952 77 17 99 | Fax: +(34) 952 82 47 72 | Carretera N-340, Km. 178.5 (Next to Marbella Club)

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It is “the place” to take a first date, meet a first date, or relax with friends and family.

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he most authentic Italian experience outside of Italy..

Glamour, beauty and elegance are words that instantly spring to mind when you think of the beautiful Villa Tiberio Restaurant. It may seem strange to read an article about a restaurant without the typical wax lyrical about the food, but Sandro Morelli owner of this stunning restaurant wouldn’t have it any other way. Of course, the food - a delightful combination of powerful flavours and textures - is as simple and unpretentious as Italian food should be and the sheer quality of the ingredients shine through in every mouthful. But much more goes into making Villa Tiberio one of the most popular and exclusive dining destinations frequented by celebrities, diplomats and visiting royals. What make’s Villa Tiberio so special are the stunning gardens. “We are surrounded by beauty and when you live in the sun it gives you inspiration to create beautiful

things” says Sandro. Statues of Roman emperors, goddesses and lovers are scattered around the palatial 7000sq gardens, with perfumed pergolas, lemon trees and fountains creating a beautifully romantic setting. This summer Sandro unveiled a new al’fresco patio area and upon inspection you can see that no expense has been spared. It is simply stunning with a cascading waterfall adding a relaxing atmosphere to what is already a magical place to dine. People who know Sandro will know he has a cheeky wit and twinkle in his eye. He is a showman oozing Italian charm and every guest is treated as if they are a long lost relative returning after spending many years away. No matter who you are Sandro and his staff make you feel like a million dollars and this is what makes Villa Tiberio special!


Steak ‘N’ Rib Shak

Urb. El Paraiso, Ctra. de Cadiz, Km 167,Estepona T: +34 952886 828

Open Hours: Monday - Saturday 17:00 - 24:00 Steak ‘n’ Ribs specialises in serving succulent steaks, tasty beef, pork, lamb, chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes. We are dedicated to serving our customers delicious food in a warm and friendly atmosphere complemented by the finest selection of both local and international wines. Food that makes the good times memorable.

Established 1986

Just some of our Specialities Deep Fried White Fish | Prawns Pil Pil | French Onion Soup | T-Bone Steak Fillet Steak | Pork Ribs | Beef Strogonoff | Baby Roast Leg of Lamb Pork Fillet Medallions | Calves Liver | Roast Duckling in Orange Sauce

REVIEW “A great all year restaurant” Another old time favourite, I’ve been going here for probably 20 years now and I never get tired of it. It is a great place anytime of the year, especially in the summer months when you can eat in the garden. Great friendly staff and the owner Juan is one of the nicest and friendliest people around. For more reviews see:

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Gourmet NEWS Special Edition – Blanc des Millenaires 1985 Thierry Roset has been the head of Charles Heidsieck’s wine cellars for 25 years so to mark the occasion the Champagne house has joined together with Harrods to re-release a limited number of one of its best and tremendously rare, the Blanc des Millénaires 1985. A perfect gift for Champagne connoisseurs and collectors, the Blanc des Millénaires 1985 is offered in individually-numbered gift boxes and special packaging. According to Harrods, this is a blend of five of the most renowned Chardonnay crus from the Côtes des Blancs region. The wine has been rested in the house’s two thousand-yearold Roman chalk cellars for almost thirty years. Its aromas come from fig, tobacco and a combined hint of truffle and honey. The structure, finesse and intensity of this special edition allows it to further develop, mature and get better with time. Priced at £395 / €490 it is sold exclusively at The Wine & Spirits Room on Harrods’ Lower Ground Floor. For further information visit: www.harrods.com

The World’s Most The Skies the Limit Expensive Truffle The best way to draw attention to your business is to create something extraordinary and unique… Mozart’s bakery in Columbus, Ohio has done just that. Their newest decadent creation is inspired by the Austrian delicacy Mozartkuegl.

truffle is enrobed in pistachio marzipan then coated in Valrhona 70%-cocoa chocolate imported from France, and then flaked in Paolo Angeletti 23-carat edible gold imported from Italy. Priced at $250 / €185, it seems almost too decadent to eat!

Austria’s Mozartkugel inspired fancy truffle is made from Watershed Distillery’s critically acclaimed small-batch artisanal bourbon. That

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Exclusive Petrossian Caviarcube® Petrossian, the posh Manhattan company is taking a chance with a new product called Caviarcubes. Pressed caviars are shaped into small squares and packed in olive oil. The caviar looks like shiny, all-black dice. The texture is utterly smooth; think of an old-fashioned licorice whip. There’s a distinct caviar flavour to the cubes, which is nice, but there’s also a certain briny bitterness. It’s an acquired taste, even for this devoted caviar lover. Pressed caviar is salted and pressed roe and very different from fresh caviar, according to “The New Food Lover’s Companion.” It’s often made from a combination of types, and sometimes with damaged eggs that couldn’t be presented whole. Petrossian suggests using these pressed caviar cubes as a topping for cocktail canapés, oysters, baked spuds, or martinis. For more information visit: www.petrossian.com

Fortnums Hamperlings Fortnum’s afternoon tea is always a very special proposition, but this summer the offer gets even more enticing with the return of their popular Hamperling. The little sister of the traditional wicker Fortnum’s hamper, this chic cardboard carrier was successfully debuted last year.

Hamperling for Two, Afternoon Tea: Made for sharing, this Hamperling for two includes two rounds of afternoon tea sandwiches, plus two fresh scones and a portion each of clotted cream and our sumptuous strawberry jam. Complete this portable plenty with three tea fancies and a tea or coffee each.

The Hamperling comes in a signature eau-de-nil colour and contains everything one needs to enjoy afternoon tea on the move, from fresh scones to elegant cakes. It even unfolds to reveal handy printed placemats, plus cutlery and cup for one’s tea (or coffee of course).

For more information visit: www.fortnumandmason.com

The Hamperling is available in fours packages: Hamperling for One, Scone Tea: The classic afternoon tea Hamperling contains two fresh scones, a portion of strawberry jam, a portion of clotted cream and one tea or coffee. Hamperling for One, Afternoon Tea: For those who require a little more sustenance, this Hamperling contains one fresh scone, a portion of strawberry jam, a portion of clotted cream, a round of our light and delicious afternoon tea sandwiches and one tea or coffee. Hamperling for One, Champagne Afternoon Tea: A true indulgence, this special Hamperling contains everything necessary for a champagne afternoon tea. Begin with a round of our light afternoon tea sandwiches, next a fresh scone with portions of cream and strawberry jam, and finally one of our delicate tea fancies. This fine feast is finished with tea or coffee and a quarter bottle of our Blanc de Blancs Champagne for added sparkle.

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Designer Ice Cream

Introducing the John Walker & Sons

Odyssey Whisky

Want to invest in one of the hottest summer trends from Dolce & Gabbana without ponying up thousands of dollars? The luxury fashion label has teamed up with ice cream maker Magnum to collaborate on a limited edition summer launch. The Pistachio White Dolce & Gabbana Magnum bar is made with vanilla ice cream, pistachio bits, chocolate chips, and a white chocolate shell.

It stands to reason that Johnnie Walker’s master blender, Jim Beveridge with more than 8 million barrels of whiskies aging in numerous warehouses throughout Scotland would have quite a challenge if he wanted to select just three of these casks from which to make a super-premium, super-refined vatting. But with the John Walker & Sons Odyssey ($1,100 / €481) he has done precisely that. Inspired by Alexander Walker’s passion for epic journeys (plus his original blending notes), the Odyssey is the first triple-single-malt whisky ever produced by the House of Walker. The collaboration celebrates Magnum’s 25th anniversary of making smooth, creamy delicious ice creams. This designer ice cream comes in a beautifully designed box that feature Sicilian Zagara orange blossoms, emerald green prickly pear plants and their ripe, juicy coral fruits that serve as the background for an attractive Sicilian horse cart and its vibrantly coloured decorations. While we don’t have any word for the pricing of this decadent creation, we know that they will be available from June onwards.

To clarify, there is absolutely no grain whisky used in this spirit, just three hand-selected single malts from three distinct distilleries, whose identities are a closely held secret. But the musty-sherry and honeyed-heather bouquet of this whisky hints that they are most likely Highland in origin, with at least one of the oak casks coming from Speyside and perhaps a touch of Islay. A single sip all but confirms this, with elements of stone fruit and a whiff of smoke in the long, extremely smooth finish. The Odyssey is bottled at 80 proof in a minimalist diamond-faceted crystal decanter mounted in a silver gyroscopic ring that ensures that the nautically themed decanter always rests upright. Thus, Beveridge has literally achieved the perfect balance with this extraordinary whisky, which joins the House of Walker’s rarest scotch blends. For further information visit: www.johnniewalker.com

Show stopper Rémy Martin celebrate the 67th Cannes Film Festival with its latest special limited edition Cognac One of the best loved and most famous Cognac houses in the world, Remy Martin, the official sponsors of the Cannes Film Festival, have produced this special edition to celebrate this year’s gala opening. The exclusive Rémy Martin XO Excellence Cannes edition is limited to just 22 decanters available to buy for €200. Bottled in a completely gold decanter shaped like a clam shell, reminiscent of Cannes’ seaside location, the XO Cognac is one step up from 2013’s VSOP edition. The decanter itself is presented in a black and gold box, and rests atop a red carpet stairway as a nod to the event it is commemorating. For further information visit: www.selfridges.com


Restaurante

Carnes a la Brasa | Steak House Argentine Essence | Esencia Argentina Open From Monday to Sunday 18:30 – 23:30

Marriott’s VIP cardholders, show us this and and we will invite you to a free bottle of wine per couple from our choice to enjoy with your dinner.

Centro Comercial Guadalmina lll San Pedro de Alcántara, 29670 T. +34 952 855 769 www.restaurantelarosa.com


“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.”

– Marcel Boulestin


Perla Blanca Playa

Ctra. de Cadiz, Km 192, C/ Agata, s/n Urb. White Pearl Beach, Elviria, Marbella T: +34 952 83 59 14 | info@perlablanca.es | www.perlablanca.es

Open daily from 10:00 to 23:00 Sunbeds Available

The Perla Blanca Restaurant is located in Marbella, on the beach with stunning views of the Mediterranean, Africa and Gibraltar. We offer a variety of fish, seafood, meat and high quality rice dishes. For over 35 years we have dedicated ourselves to offering the best food, made ​​ with natural ingredients and traditional recipes, which has given us an international reputation. We are open every day providing a high class service and succulent cuisine.

A bottle of house wine per table (minimum spend €20 per person) for VIP cardholders

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“Cooking Up Memories” Ajo blanco with shrimp sashimi and passion fruit or strawberry “salmorejo” with anchovies, these are some of the new tasty mouthwatering options set to tempt us from the Casino Marbella Restaurant’s new menu. With a focus on using seasonal ingredients to highlight quality and offer the most essential flavours of Mediterranean gastronomy. Agustín Román, head-chef carefully selects these goods, ensuring he sticks to his ethos of remembering his grandmother and aunt’s cooking style, providing him with inspiration and motivation to produce good quality, tasty and beautifully styled food. Cooking made simple with a modern twist is what this menu is all about converting a truffled egg with asparagus and cured ham shavings into something simply delicious. Cava sauce hake with Cider,

is another example why this restaurant has longed been ranked as one of the best in Marbella. However, the highlight of this delicious menu is the tender lamb shoulder with “sobrasada” and honey sauce accompanied by cold pickled aubergine… it is unbeatable. Slowly cooked for over 24 hours the meat simply dissolves in the mouth with an impossible explosion of tastes. But that’s not all - the dessert menu is equally as tantalizing with the chef’s specialty of a sumptuous strawberry garden with chocolate earth a definite must have. A wide selection of wines and cava’s are readily available with the team of professionals headed by Maitre Gerard Vall-Llaura always willing to recommend the best combination of wines to accompany your dishes.

With such a perfect mixture of cooking and service, the Casino Restaurant is a unique space to enjoy the pleasures of gourmet cuisine. Moreover, there’s a tasting menu, special menus for celebrations and menus for groups. An ever-changing display of exhibitions lines the restaurant walls ensuring that every trip to the Casino Marbella Restaurant is memorable. The opening hours offer another advantage with the kitchen open until 2.30am extending your evenings experience till 4am making Casino Marbella Restaurant your greatest bet!

Information and reservations: T. +34 952 814 000 www.casinomarbella.com


You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces just good food from fresh ingredients�

- Julia Child


Bangkok Thai & Chinese

Plaza de las Orquideas, next to the Casino, Nueva Anadalucia T: +34 952 81 36 03 | www.asianbangkokrestaurant.com Opening Hours: Lunch 13:00 to 16:00 Dinner 18.30 to 24:00

Bangkok Thai & Asian Restaurant situated at the foothills of Nueva Andalucía offers many specialities from Bangkok. The location of the restaurant means it is easily accessible for one to enjoy either a quiet lunch with loved ones or business associates or a place to enjoy an evening celebrating with friends and family. The restaurant offers a fabulously spacious open air terrace where one can enjoy al fresco dining. The menu offers a wide range of Chinese and Thai dishes which are authentically spiced resulting in a selection of mouthwatering starters. The main dishes offer everything from shrimp, pork, chicken, beef or duck, fish and rice. Sara Chou Bangkok Asian’s owner is keen to explain that she is always on the lookout for new concepts that will ensure her customers return time and time again and she is delighted to inform us that her á la carte menu currently contains close to 100 tantalizing dishes. So as not to be overwhelmed, for the uninitiated the menus display a photo of the dish so choosing your dish is made a little easier!

Live Music every Weekend We also have a take away menu!

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The Robin Hood Inn nestled on the new Golden Mile between Marbella & Estepona is a fusion of rustic charm and contemporary design. A landmark on the coast for over 25years the Robin Hood Inn has undertaken a major refurbishment and the results are simply breath-taking. Dark wooden interiors, flag stone floors, wooden panelling church pews and etched glass hark back to a time long forgotten, but once you step outside onto the sun drenched glass patio you will find modern sun decks with plenty of covered dining. A beautiful water feature provides the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal food and the carefully nurtured and selected cask ales, fine wines and cocktails.

The menu is a Mediterranean fusion which focuses on traditional home cooked, fresh, cooked to order dishes all made from locally sourced ingredients (where possible), a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, salads, meat and fish plus a daily specials blackboard cater for everyone’s desires. Vegetarians are also well catered for. As well as wonderful pub-food classics such as Home-made beef burgers, classic fish & chips and prime gammon steak the innovative menu also offers an international cuisine of Langoustine Pil Pil, Oriental Crepes and Mediterranean Salad plus they also offer a fantastic Sunday Lunch which is served all day from 13.00 - 23.00 this is a very popular menu so it is well worth making a reservation.


Ensuring no stone has been unturned in providing the perfect place to relax & dine the Robin Hood Inn also offers a games room with; billiards, darts, table football and widescreen TV’s showcasing all the latest sporting events, there is also a schedule of live music throughout the week. With ample free parking the Robin Hood Inn is an inviting place to eat, drink and unwind.

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Robin Hood Inn

Urb. Benamara, Avda Dos Hermanas s/n, CN 340 km 168, 29680 Estepona Reservations - Tel: 951272288 - reservas@therobinhoodinn.es Opening Hours: 12 noon till late - Closed Mondays


ESTAURANTE

We seek to unite tradition and modernity, respecting the best quality of products Monday to Sunday from 19:00 a 00:00 LA CONCHA 11, | 29670 SAN PEDRO ALCA´NTARA, MARBELLA | TEL. +34 952 783 836 | info@1870.com.es

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RANCHO GRILL A classic but refined steakhouse with a modern culinary twist and Belgian style dishes. Famous for chateaubriand served on a small table charcoal grill allowing you to prepare your own meat just how you like it. The exquisite and exclusive wines on our list have been personally selected from Spanish and French vineyards. Bold and rich, they pair perfectly with our prime steaks. Our romantic terrace is the perfect setting to be wined, dined and dazzled . Don’t forget our Tiffany Room available for private parties and celebrations. Urbanización Carib Playa, 11, Exit Las Chapas, Marbella 29604 E: alfonso@banusgrill.com - T: +34 952 831 922 www.grillelrancho.com Advanced booking required A LA CARTE CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR NEW YEAR’S EVE: LIVE MUSIC

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GRILL DEL PUERTO Famous port side steak restaurant where you can enjoy the fantastic views while having the best possible dining experience. The restaurant specializes in chateaubriand served on a small charcoal table grill so you can prepare your own meat just as you like it. It offers an enticing menu in an elegant setting. Our restaurant embraces key elements such as excellent home made food, fresh ingredients every day, an exquisite wine list, a friendly, professional, multilingual service and relaxing feel good music. Tiny details that turn “good” into “exquisite”. That’s why our frontline port restaurant is considered the dining venue par excellence. First Line, Puerto Banus, Marbella 29660 E: ruben@banusgrill.com - T: +34 952 811 686 - www.grilldelpuerto.com Advanced booking required A La carte menu served | Christmas Eve - close at 18.00h | Christmas Day open SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE

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O L A F I F C ER E P S

2 courses for just 16€ Join us for dinner between 20.00 and 22.00 on any night of the week and you can choose a starter and main or a main and dessert for just 16€* Passion Café’s menu of snacks, sandwiches and main meals including wraps, fajitas, burgers, salads and steaks are all made with tasty fresh ingredients and our desserts are just delicious. With friends, family or going solo … we’re here for a drink and a chat, a quick snack, main meals and even private parties! *Rib eye steak is included in the offer with a surcharge of 4.00€ Sea Bass and Fajitas are included in the offer with a surcharge of 2.00€

Serving Traditional roast every Sunday 1pm - 6pm reserve your table now


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ADVERTORIAL

S I N G L E M A LT S C O T C H W H I S K Y

The Spirit of Scotland The rarest and the most exquisite whisky ever released by the Scottish distillery Glenmorangie is now available in the market. The 34-year-old single malt named, Glenmorangie Pride 1978 is also the company’s most expensive whisky to date with its £3,400 (approx. €4,300) price tag. A limited edition with just 700 bottles available for worldwide distribution, they come in a specially made “Unnecessarily Well Made” piece of artwork, titled ‘Disappearing Casks’ created by artist Idris Khan. Glenmorangie Pride 1978 did not start as a 34-year-old vintage, initially it was to age for just 19-years. Single malt was extra-matured for additional 15 years in French Premier Grand Cru claret casks. Only five casks of this whisky were laid down, making this latest single malt extremely rare. Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation Dr. Bill Lumsden called this the brand’s “most exquisite” edition yet. The rich and luxurious whisky has a burnished copper colour with scents of chestnut, toffee, almond marzipan and cherries. Its flavours is a mix of fruits and spices that include apple, plum cherries, apricot, clove, aniseed, cumin toasted oak and eucalyptus. Fudge vanilla, citrus fruits, milk chocolate and café au lait gives the whisky a great finish.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Captivating and heady with the combination of poached pears, baked pineapple sponge, demerara sugar, nutmeg and aniseed.

Taste:

The layers of delicious desserts are joined by honeydew melon and lemon vanilla madeleines with oak tannins bringing hints of French toast.

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Long, succulent and sweet with sultanas, toasted almonds and the lingering memory of lemon and coconut desserts.

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“We bring the beauty and taste of Lebanon to Marbella” With a beautifully decorated dining room, depicting a Lebanese environment, and a great menu selection the L’Oriental is a wonderful dining experience for friends and family to enjoy.

Lebanon

At the L’Oriental you will find: • Excellent authentic Lebanese Cuisine • • Live Belly Dancing • • Tailor-Made functions for Special Events & Weddings • • Beautiful Outdoor Terrace for Dining & Dancing • • Chillout Area for Shishas • WINTER OPENING HOURS Closed on Mondays Open Tuesday - Sunday from 1pm till late (kitchen closes at midnight)

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Christmas TREATS

Be tempted this Christmas with these indulgent and delicious traditional treats…

Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs Put a plate of smoked salmon and eggs in front of anyone for breakfast and they’ll thank you for it

Ham Hock & Mustard Terrine Cured slow-cooked pork is a great foundation for a coarse pâté style starter and can be made in advance.

Ingredients: 30 g butter, plus a little extra for spreading 6 large free-range eggs 2 slices sourdough or crusty white bread, griddled or toasted sea salt freshly ground black pepper 4 slices smoked salmon, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger 1 lemon, quartered Method: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a moderate heat until it’s foaming. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add to the saucepan. Stir the eggs continuously with something flexible like a spatula to get right into the corners, and cook until little pieces of cooked egg are surrounded by soft, smooth and still quite runny egg. The egg will continue to cook even when the heat is turned off, so undercook them slightly and leave them in the pan while you butter your toast. Season the eggs to taste and pour over the toast. Drape the salmon over the eggs and serve it with the lemon wedges. Add plenty of black pepper and serve immediately. www.jamieoliver.com

Ingredients:

For the stock

2 small ham hocks, approx 1kg/2lb 4oz each sunflower oil, for greasing 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard small handful parsley, chopped 1 sheet gelatine caper berries, to serve caper berries and toasted bread, to serve

500ml cider 2 carrots, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 bay leaves, fresh or dried 6 thyme sprigs 3 star anise 6 whole peppercorns

Method: Put the ham hocks in a large pan with the stock ingredients. Cover with cold water. Set pan over a high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cook for 2 and a half to 3 hrs or until the meat falls from the bone. Leave to cool in the pan. Grease a 1-litre terrine mould or loaf tin with the oil, then line with cling film. Remove the hocks, then strain the stock through a fine sieve into a pan. Set aside. Shred the ham, leaving some large chunks, removing as much fat and sinew as possible. In a large bowl, mix the ham with the mustard and parsley. Press the mixture into the prepared terrine. Bring the reserved stock back to a rapid boil and reduce by half. You should have about 600ml/1pt liquid remaining. Remove from the heat. Meanwhile, soak the gelatine in cold water for 5 mins to soften. Remove from the water, then squeeze out any excess liquid. Add the gelatine to the hot stock and stir well. Pour enough of the stock over the ham to just cover. Tap terrine firmly on a hard surface to knock out air pockets, then cover with cling film. Chill for 3-4 hrs or overnight. To serve, remove from the mould and carve into chunky slices. Serve with caper berries and toast. www.bbcgoodfood.com 222

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Chocolate Truffles Try making these sensational chocolate truffles as an edible present - they’re so delicious that no one will guess how quick and easy they are. Ingredients: 250ml/9fl oz whipping cream 225g/8oz dark chocolate 55g/2oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes and left to soften unsweetened cocoa powder, to dust Method: Chop the chocolate roughly. Then pulse in the food processor until it’s the consistency of breadcrumbs. Boil the cream. Turn on the food processor again and pour the cream very slowly onto the chocolate. It is a bit like making mayonnaise and you should soon have a perfectly smooth emulsion. If the mixture does split, process for a couple more minutes and it usually does the trick. Add the butter, bit by bit and beat until it has been incorporated. Pour the mixture into a bowl or tray and leave to cool for about 15 minutes in the fridge. When it has set to the consistency of butter icing, it is ready to be piped or spooned into truffle sized bits. If piping, put mixture into a piping bag, and pipe blobs of mixture about the size of a cherry onto a tray covered with greaseproof paper, or cling film. Cool for at least two hours, then finish by rolling in cocoa powder, coconut or chopped toasted nuts. www.bbc.co.uk/food

Maple Pecan Fudge I love the slightly smoky, butterscotch taste the maple syrup brings to this. I prefer fudge to be creamy, but if you are of the grainy persuasion, you may need to work a little harder when it comes to beating the cooled fudge to achieve the desired texture. Annie Rigg Ingredients: Sunflower oil for greasing 150g caster sugar 300g maple syrup 2 tablespoons golden syrup 150ml double cream 75ml full-cream milk 2 tablespoons bourbon or Jack Daniels 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon sea salt 25g unsalted butter 100g pecans, toasted and roughly chopped Method: Grease the base and sides of a 900g loaf tin with sunflower oil and line with non-stick baking parchment. Half fill the sink with cold water. Combine all the ingredients apart from the butter and pecans in a large (2½ litre), heavy-based saucepan. Cook gently over a medium heat to dissolve the sugar, stirring frequently. Pop the sugar thermometer into the pan, bring to the boil and continue to steadily cook the syrup at a gentle boil until it reaches 114°C/236°F. You will need to stir the mixture frequently to prevent it catching on the bottom of the pan. (The syrup will take about 15 minutes to reach the correct temperature, but do not be tempted to walk away from the task in hand – the moment you turn your back to do something else the syrup will go above the correct temperature and you’ll end up with toffee rather than fudge.) Take the pan off the heat, remove the sugar thermometer and plunge the bottom of the pan into the sink of cold water to stop the mixture cooking any further. Add the butter, give the fudge a gentle stir and scoop it into a large

mixing bowl. Leave undisturbed to cool to room temperature for about 15–20 minutes, without being tempted to stir or taste the cooling fudge. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, beat the fudge for 3–4 minutes until the mixture thickens, starts to lose its shine and begins to turn slightly grainy. Add three quarters of the chopped pecans and spoon the fudge into the prepared tin, spreading it into an even layer with a palette knife. Scatter the remaining pecans over the top, pressing them into the fudge. Leave to set overnight before cutting into squares to serve. www.waitrose.com SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies Naughty and tasty these tasty cookies with a combination of sweet gooey chunks of dark chocolate contrasting against the bitter walnuts in a classic cookie twist. It seems a waste to leave them out for Santa and his reindeer.

Gorgonzola, Fig and Walnut Tartlets Looking for an elegant yet easy appetizer for your next cocktail party? These gorgonzolafig tarts are the perfect combination of savoury and sweet, and are easy to make using refrigerated pie crust. They may be bite-size, but these little tarts are bursting with big flavours! Ingredients: One package refrigerated pie crusts, such as Pillsbury, softened 6 dried figs or pitted dates, coarsely chopped 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 1 tablespoon honey Method: Heat oven to 425 degrees. Unroll the pie crust onto a flat surface. Using a 2-inch cookie cutter, cut 24 rounds from the pie crust, rerolling the crust scraps if necessary. Gently press the rounds into 24 ungreased mini muffin cups.

Ingredients: 125g butter, softened 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour 200g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 150g (1 1/2 cups) walnut halves, coarsely chopped Method:

In a small bowl, mix together the figs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts. Spoon slightly less than 1 teaspoon of the fig mixture into each cup. Break up any larger pieces of cheese and top each tartlet with slightly less than 1 teaspoon cheese.

Preheat oven to 180째C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Bake for 7-11 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Remove the tartlets from the pan to a serving plate. Drizzle the tartlets with honey. Serve warm.

Use an electric beater to beat butter and sugar in a medium bowl until well combined. Add the egg and beat until combined. Sift the flour over the butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Add the chocolate and walnuts, and stir to combine. Use your hands to roll tablespoonsful of the cookie mixture into balls. Place the balls, 3cm apart, on prepared trays. Use a fork to flatten slightly. Bake in preheated oven, swapping the trays halfway through cooking, for 20 minutes or until light golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool on the trays for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Mince Pies Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Mince Pies served either hot or cold on their own or with Brandy Butter. Simply delicious! Ingredients:

12 oz/350g all-purpose/plain flour Pinch of salt 8oz/ 225g butter, cubed or an equal mix of butter and lard 1 beaten egg + 1 cold water as needed 1 jar of mincemeat, shop bought or home made 2 tbsp icing sugar

Method: Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/205°C/Gas 6 To make the Pastry: Place the flour, butter and salt into a large clean bowl. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, working as quickly as possible to prevent the dough becoming warm. Add the egg to the mixture and using a cold knife stir, add cold water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture binds but don’t make it too wet that it is sticky. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 15 minutes, up to 30 minutes. The dough can also be made in a food processor by mixing the flour, butter and salt

in the bowl of the processor on a pulse setting. When the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the egg slowly, through the funnel, then add water a tsp at a time until the dough comes together in a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill as above. Assemble the Pies: Choose a muffin or bun tin for the size of the pie you want. Choose from a standard 12-cup muffin tin down to small canapé size. The number of pies will depend on the size of cup you choose. Dust a work surface lightly with a little flour and roll out two-thirds of the pastry to 1/8”/3mm thick. Cut circles to line the cups of your tin, don’t worry if the pastry doesn’t come to the top.

Fill the pastry lined tins 2/3 full with mincemeat. Roll out the remaining pastry to the same thickness and cut smaller circles to fit as lids on the tarts or to be decorative, cut stars or other fancy shapes. Dampen the edges of the tart bases with a little cold water and press the lids on. Make a small hole in the surface of each pie with a small sharp knife to allow the steam to escape (you can omit this if using star-shaped lids). Bake in the preheated oven for 20 mins (15 mins if making canape size) or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the icing sugar.

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Pearman’s Toddy Laced with cinnamon, lemon, and Angostura bitters, this gin-based drink from Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue is a brisk, warming twist on a toddy. Ingredients FOR THE CINNAMON SIMPLE SYRUP: 1½ cups sugar 4 cinnamon sticks, plus one for garnish FOR THE COCKTAIL 2 oz. gin 1 oz. cinnamon simple syrup ½ oz. lemon juice Dash Angostura bitters Method Make the syrup: Combine 2 cups water, sugar, and 4 cinnamon sticks in a 2-qt. saucepan; simmer for 10 minutes until sugar has dissolved. Discard cinnamon sticks and set syrup aside. Makes about 1½ cups; syrup will keep, refrigerated, for up to two weeks. Make the cocktail: Heat gin, syrup, lemon juice, and 2 oz. water in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat and add bitters. Serve in a mason jar with a cinnamon stick as garnish. www.saveur.com

Cinnamonspiked homemade hot chocolate This Jamie Oliver recipe for hot chocolate is so simple to make and is much tastier than shop-bought. Ingredients 2 pints semi-skimmed milk For the epic hot chocolate mix 2 tablespoons Horlicks 2 tablespoons cornflour 3 tablespoons icing sugar 4 tablespoons quality organic cocoa 100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely grated 1 pinch ground cinnamon 1 pinch sea salt Method Pour the milk into a large pan, and bring almost to the boil over a medium heat. Meanwhile, add all the chocolate mix ingredients to a large jar and give it a good shake to combine. You need around 10 heaped tablespoons of the chocolate mix for this amount of milk. Simply spoon the chocolate mix into the hot milk, give it a good whisk and leave to bubble away for a few minutes before serving. You’re looking for that gorgeous, thick, almost claggy, knockout texture. www.jamieoliver.com

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usan Hiller was born in 1940 and grew up in and around Cleveland, Ohio. In 1952 her family moved to South Florida where she attended local schools and Coral Gables High School. She was awarded a scholarship to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1961.

fieldwork in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize but became uncomfortable with academic anthropology’s claim to objectivity; she wrote that she did not wish her research to become part of anthropology’s ‘objectification of the contrariness of lived events’. During a lecture on African art, she made the decision to leave anthropology to become an artist.

After a year in New York studying film and photography at The Cooper Union and archaeology and linguistics at Hunter College, Hiller went on to do postgraduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans with a National Science Foundation fellowship in anthropology. She conducted

Susan Hiller has been based mainly in London since the early 1960’s. After several exhibitions of her paintings and a series of collaborative ‘group investigations’, early in the 1980’s she began to make innovative use of audio and visual technology. Her groundbreaking installations, multi-screen


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was created in 1999 and when presented at Tate Modern Gallery, London in a fairly large room of its own, it consisted of five screens showing looped clips of montage from films primarily about young girls with telekinetic abilities, which were all, except one, appropriated from mainstream Hollywood cinema. The excerpts, from Brian De Palma’s The Fury (1978), Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979), Mark L. Lester’s Firestarter (1984), Danny DeVito’s Matilda (1996) and Andrew Fleming’s The Craft (1996) Each clip is a montage of a different film. The clips are all shown simultaneously, their original sound removed, as was their original pigmentation. Instead each clip for its duration was coloured either blue, yellow, red, violet or green. The colours moved from one clip to the next in a random sequence. After each clip had run its course. Silence was intercepted by a soundtrack of rhythmic drumming, both of equal length. The colours had a cycle that ran in time with the soundtracks. This cycle of sound, silence and change of colour brought in a performative element into the work. A kind of simple narrative subtlety played out and hinted at in front of the viewer. When presented at Tate Modern, seating was provided in the centre of the room which, in strictly formal terms, added to the ambience of the exhibition room and made it appear to be more like a screening room or small cinema where concentration is aided by the surroundings.

videos and audio works have achieved international recognition and are widely acknowledged to be a major influence on younger British artists. Each of Susan Hiller’s works is based on specific cultural artifacts from our society, which she uses as basic materials. Many of her works explore the liminality of certain phenomena including the practice of automatic writing (Sisters of Menon, 1972/79; Homage to Gertrude Stein, 2010), near death experiences (Channels, 2013), and collective experiences of unconscious, subconscious and paranormal activity (Dream Mapping, 1974; Belshazzar’s

Feast, 1983-4; Dream Screens, 1996;Psi Girls, 1999; Witness, 2000). In describing this area of Hiller’s work, art historian Dr. Alexandra Kokoli draws attention to its palpable political subtext: “Hiller’s work unearths the repressed permeability of unstable yet prized constructs, such as rationality and consciousness, aesthetic value and artistic canons. Hiller refers to this precarious positioning of her oeuvre as ‘paraconceptual,’ just sideways of conceptualism and neighbouring the paranormal, a devalued site of culture where women and the feminine have been conversely privileged. Most interestingly, in the hybrid

field of ‘paraconceptualism,’ neither conceptualism nor the paranormal are left intact as the prefix ‘para’ symbolizes the force of contamination through a proximity so great that it threatens the soundness of all boundaries.” Susan Hiller is considered one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her work is found internationally in both private and public collections and her career has been recognized by mid-career survey exhibitions at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (1986) and Tate Liverpool (1996), and, most recently by, a major retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain (2011).


Channels

Collective experiences of unconscious, subconscious...

Susan Hiller installation consists of a vast audio-sculptural wall made up of an array of television sets from various eras, which independently perform a light show to accompany the disembodied voices, reporting on their near-death experiences. The set light display is visually impressive, alternating independently from each other through a series of colours, such as a calm blue, sepia tone to a crackling screen and electrocardiography lines. The murmur of the televisions adds another level to the audio experience, at times there is a crackling that occurs to possibly suggest a loss of signal or that the televisions themselves have died for a momentary second. The voices fluctuate between being recognizable to a mass of overlapping accumulated noise. As you listen to the accounts of near death experiences your eyes naturally wander over the mass of light in front of you and there are moments of stillness that allow a moment of rest, which may allude to the near death stories being told. Channels is designed to engage the viewer in a consideration of some gaps in our knowledge of near death experiences and the modern beliefs that coincide.


‘Witness’, 2000 Audio-sculpture: 400 speakers, wiring, steel structure, 10 CD players, switching equipment, lights; suspended from ceiling and walls.

Susan Hiller ‘Homage to Marcel Duchamp (2)’, 2008, 25 digital photographs.

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MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs

October 12, 2014 - February 08, 2015

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n the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned increasingly to cut paper as his primary medium and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out. Matisse would cut painted sheets into forms of varying shapes and sizes - from 240

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the vegetal to the abstract - which he then arranged into lively compositions, striking for their play with color and contrast, their exploitation of decorative strategies and their economy of means. Initially, these compositions were of modest size but, over time, their scale grew along with Matisse’s ambitions for

them, expanding into mural or room-size works. A brilliant final chapter in Matisse’s long career, the cut-outs reflect both a renewed commitment to form and color and an inventiveness directed to the status of the work of art, whether as a unique object, environment, ornament, or a hybrid of all of these.


Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is a groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work.. The largest and most extensive presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted, the exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs borrowed from public and private collections around the globe along with a selection of related drawings, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles. The last time New York audiences were treated to an in-depth look at the cut-outs was in 1961. This exhibition was sparked by an initiative to conserve The Museum of Modern Art’s monumental cut-out, The Swimming Pool (1952), a favorite of visitors since its acquisition by MoMA in 1975. The Swimming Pool is the only cutout composed for a specific room - the artist’s dining room in his apartment in Nice, France. The goals of the multiyear conservation effort have been to bring this magical environment back to its original color balance, height and spatial configuration. Newly conserved, The Swimming Pool - off view at MoMA for more than 20 years - returns to MoMA’s galleries as a centerpiece of the exhibition. With research on two fronts - conservation and curatorial - this exhibition offers a reconsideration of the cut-outs by exploring a host of technical and conceptual issues: the artist’s methods and materials and the role and function of the works in his practice; their environmental aspects; their sculptural and temporal presence as their painted surfaces exhibited texture and materiality, curled off the walls and shifted in position over time; and their double lives, first as contingent and mutable in the studio and ultimately, as permanent, a transformation accomplished via mounting and framing. The exhibition also mines the tensions that lurk in all the cut-outs, between finish and process, fine art and decoration, drawing and color. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, a children’s book, and education programs. Henri Matisse: The Cutouts is organized by The Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with Tate Modern, London. Left page : (1869-1954). White Alga on Orange and Red Background On this page: (1869-1954). Zulma, early 1950. 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019 T. +001 (212) 708-9400

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W

hen was the last time you visited a library? Admittedly if you grew up during the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and even the early 90’s then you can at least attest to the fact that you attended one during your life, after all, in the ‘good old days’ libraries were the only place where one could visit to obtain information for college or university work but, on top of that, they also provided a path of escapism for those less fortunate enough to be able to purchase books on a regular basis by offering books on loan. Throughout my childhood I spent many a day wallowing within the aisles of a library reading Terry Pratchet, Virginia Andrews and J.R Tolkien, however today finding a public library that is open is a feat in itself. So what has marked the downfall in our beloved libraries? A recent survey by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport in the UK, revealed that 63.8% of people have not used a public library during the period of 2012 - 2013. One point of argument is government responsibility or neglect as some would put it. During the period of 2005 - 2013 a total of 405 libraries were closed across the UK with more expected to follow. Another argument and possibly the most significant is technology, the electronic book, or e-book as it is known, provides instant access to a millions of titles. As far back as 2011 Amazon reported that the sales of e-books far exceeded the sale of printed books across all categories - leap forward to today in an age that is dominated by Apple iPad’s, Kindles and iPhones it’s no wonder libraries are suffering. Only last month Amazon announced the launch of the Kindle Unlimited Service, currently only available in the US (with worldwide roll-out expected by next year), the service provides unlimited access to 600,000 titles for just $9.99 per month - LESS than the amount of one hardcopy! Just like Netflix and other on-demand services have killed video rental stores, it’s safe to assume that in the not to distant future the digital library will kill the public library system and I for one will miss this piece of childhood nostalgia.

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better

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Book

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Hard Choices

By Hillary Rodham Clinton £13.40 (+ postage & shipping)

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State and how those experiences drive her view of the future. In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted.

Guy Martin: My Autobiography By Guy Martin £9.00 (+ postage & shipping)

‘It was the start of the third lap of the 2010 Senior TT, the last race of the fortnight. The last chance to get a TT win for another year, and I was pushing hard. Ballagarey. The kind of corner that makes me continue road racing. A proper man’s corner. You go through the right-hander at something like 170mph, leant right over, eyes fixed as far down the road as I can see. But this time something happened. This time the front end tucked.’ Guy Martin, international road-racing legend, maverick star of the Isle of Man TT, truck mechanic and TV presenter, lives on the edge, addicted to speed, thoroughly exhilarated by danger. In this book we’ll get inside his head as he stares death in the face, and risks his life in search of the next high. 244

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AVAILABLE FROM Bailey’s Stardust

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The portraits in this book have been personally selected by Bailey from the wide range of subjects and groups that he has captured so brilliantly over the last five decades: actors, writers, musicians, politicians, film-makers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels to Australia, India, Sudan and Papua New Guinea; many of them famous, some unknown, all of them engaging and memorable. Baileys Stardust, also had a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from the 6th of February to the 1st of June 2014, which will then tour to venues on four continents. The book, like the exhibition, is structured thematically, with iconic images presented alongside many lesser-known and previously unseen portraits, and includes an illuminating introduction by the art historian Tim Marlow.

It’s All Good

By Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Turshen £12.00 (+ postage & shipping)

After a particularly gruelling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all! An avid foodie, Paltrow was concerned that so many restrictions would make meal time boring, so, together with Julia Turshen, she compiled a collection of 185 delicious, easy recipes that followed her doctor’s guidelines.


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Laggies Comedy | Romance A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead. Director: Lynn Shelton Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz | Keira Knightley Tiya Sircar

Dolphin Tale 2 Drama | Family The team of people who saved Winter’s life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother’s passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital. Director: Charles Martin Smith Stars: Morgan Freeman | Ashley Judd Nathan Gamble


The Equalizer Action | Crime | Thriller

Gone Girl Drama | Mystery | Thriller

A former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: Scott Frank Stars: Liam Neeson | Boyd Holbrook Dan Stevens

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Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival.

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

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Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Director: Sam Miller Stars: Taraji P. Henson | Idris Elba Leslie Bibb

Director: David Dobkin Stars: Robert Downey Jr. | Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga | Balthazar Getty

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Horoscopes

DECEMBER 2014 Aries - The Ram 21.Mar/20.Apr

Gemini - The Twins 21.May/20.Jun

Tough Decisions Ahead

Keep Calm

It may have been pretty tough lately for smooth sailing in your relationship, but the stars help you to either commit to or leave a relationship that you’ve been wondering about. If you’ve been scared to leave, you will have the ability to take action. If you need to re-bond together, this is a lovely time to take short vacations with the one you love so take that scenic drive for a fun outing together.

Watch for tempers and try to not let irritations get the best of you. Communicate clearly what you feel and focus your energy on improvements you’ve been wanting to make to your home or vehicle. The stars encourage your growth and expansion and support you to open your heart to a new level of insight and romance.

Taurus - The Bull 21.Apr/20.May

Cancer - The Crab 21.Jun/20.Jul

Take control

You Can Achieve Anything You Set Your Mind Too

Time to grab your dancing shoes and go out to meet someone new. This can be one of the best times in your relationship so make the most of your time together. Count your blessings and enjoy the intensity of your love. 

This September Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, will be blessing your romantic life as he enters your sign. You can also find yourself expanding spiritually as you feel the effects settle in to your psyche. Take advantage of the opportunity to grow as the stars combine to help you reach your goals by giving you greater courage. Be fearless in tackling your relationship issues that have been weighing you down but remember to use your heart not your head..

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Leo - The Lion 23.Jul/22.Aug Re-evaluate Yourself Watch for harsh speech as the stars prompt irritation and impatience. Use this as an opportunity to learn more about how you need to express yourself early on when conflict arises and make the most of your communication efforts. You will gain extra support from friends so don’t forget that your significant other is your best friend too.  Keep your love life nurtured by making an extra effort to use sweet speech with your partner.

Virgo - The Virgin 23.Aug/22.Sep Exercise your Mind, Body & Soul This is a good opportunity to tackle any bad habits you are hoping to remove from your life so make the most of your decision to improve your health – this will give you the extra boost you need to show up with the best of yourself in your relationships. The stars are making you feel a bit restless so channel your energy into plenty of exercise so that you don’t take your frustrations out on those whom you love. 

Libra - The Scales 23.Sep/22.Oct

Sagittarius - The Archer 23.Nov/22.Dec Basking in the Spotlight The stars are shining on you so if you’re single go out and meet new people. This is the time to connect with new partners and make romantic connections. If married you will find that your partner is feeling supported and uplifted – share in their positive energy and deepen your relationship.  Celebrate the happiness you can share together now.

Capricorn - The Goat 23.Dec/20.Jan Don’t forget your Loved one You may be feeling that work is requiring more of your focus so be sure to remember your partner as you keep up with demands. You may be cultivating a new relationship with a mentor or teacher, so this can be a good time for personal and spiritual growth.  Any expansion you make internally will help you blossom in your love life too

Aquarius - The Water Bearer 21.Jan/19.Feb

Magic Happens

You’ve got that Loving Feeling

Saturn is in your sign until the end of the year so this can be intense. Take steps to connect with your inner self more fully so that you truly know yourself. This will help you to choose the right partnership when it comes along.  For those of you in a happy relationship, this can be when you get married or formalize your commitment – congratulations!

Romance can be in the air for you so enjoy the feeling of togetherness. Take a vacation together since this is an excellent time for travel.  You may find that exposing yourself to another culture helps you to grow together to a new level

Scorpio - The Scorpion 23.Oct/22.Nov

Pisces - The Fish 20.Feb/20.Mar

Find Yourself

Home is where the Heart is

Your partner will be by your side giving you encouragement as you gain an influx of energy to tackle your dreams and goals. Be sure to keep them included in your process so that they don’t feel left behind as you focus on other areas demanding your attention. Try not to let the irritations of friends get in the way of your success. If you are not currently in a relationship, this can be a trying time for finding that dream partner so keep working on self-improvement and make the most of your single time.

This is a great time to upgrade your love nest together so take the time to beautify your surroundings. Explore Feng Shui, the art of placement, for helping to improve the energy of your home – especially your kitchen and bedroom.  Be sure to ask for the support that you need from your partner and guard against petty arguments.  If single, don’t get trapped in over-investing in someone and avoid getting involved in a relationship too quickly.  Take your time in getting to know someone new no matter how amazing they seem at first. Good discernment will go a long way.


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ince its creation 5 years ago here in Spain, FootGolf has steadily been taking over the world. Now at FootGolf Marbella you can experience this fusion sport for yourself! You play with your foot and a football on a regular golf course according to the Golf Rules. It’s simple  and  fun  for an individual, a group and for the whole family! Based at the elegant and charming El Campanario Golf and Country House, FootGolf Marbella has a dedicated 9 hole FootGolf course, the first of its kind in the South of Spain! The challenging and scenic course suits players of all ages and requires no special equipment or training, if you can kick a ball you can play today! During the first month FootGolf Marbella welcomed 200+ players through the doors; records came and went, with

the current best score shared by Rob a Football Coach from the Netherlands and also Megan from Ireland who recently joined the Celtic FC Women’s Team! FootGolf Marbella aims to offer a unique experience with Family, Sport and Business at the heart of all we do. As well as the game itself, which can be played on a Monday, Thursday or Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00, FootGolf Marbella are spearheading a new business community, based on proven principles and our team skills and knowledge. In November the European elite descended upon FootGolf Marbella to attend the prestigious EFGF Europa Cup, this 2 day International Tournament featured some of the best FootGolfers and was won by acclaimed player Bjorn Bulk. Bulk recently won the Footgolf unofficial World Championship and a string of other major FootGolf events and is fast becoming

the Lionel Messi of the sport! Italy won the team event beating Rep of Ireland, Hungary, Holland Spain & Portugal. FootGolf Marbella is also creating relationships with schools in the area and anticipate that well over 200 local school children will have enjoyed a game with us. The Executive Board of FootGolf Marbella has a truly global composition, with skills and experience ranging from international sales to hospitality, publishing and event management. All of the members are united firstly by their passion for the game and secondly by their desire to create an environment where sport, family and business can be united in one happy community. FootGolf Marbella is based at El Campanario Golf and Country House (just outside San Pedro direction Estepona).

The FootGolf Course is open Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00. For more information see www.footgolfmarbella.com or call us at T. +34 602 647 704 LET’S KICK IT!


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