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CHINA The Land of Beauty


Women who shaped the 20th Century


The endangered species of China

MOTORS Beauty, heritage and breaking the mould FINE DINING

Featuring Villa Tiberio and Robin Hood SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE



CHINA The Land of Beauty


Women who shaped the 20th Century


The endangered species of China

MOTORS Beauty, heritage and breaking the mould FINE DINING

Featuring Villa Tiberio and Robinhood SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE


PUBLISHER: SUNSEARCH MEDIA GROUP S.L. SPONSOR: MARRIOTT VACATION CLUB MANAGING DIRECTOR & EDITOR: Stan Israel ASST. EDITOR & PRODUCTION: Lisa Brown CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DESIGN AND LAYOUT: Sherelisa Bossi DESIGN AND LAYOUT: Jackie McAngus Imma Mellado Sánchez CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Stephanie McGraw, Dawn Gudging, Xavier Paddington, Bill Belvins, David Parker Brown SOCIAL MEDIA: Gonzalo Gómez Sánchez marketing@sunsearchmedia FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT Rudy Gedeon SALES sales@sunsearchmedia Deposito Legal Nº MA 487-2012 Sunsearch Media Group S.L. U.K. : +44 207 1220900 Spain : +34 951 136 751 The views and opinions expressed by contributors of Sunsearch Magazine may not represent the views and opinions of the publishers. Sunsearch Magazine takes no responsibility for c l a i m s m ad e i n ad ve r ti s n g o r ad ve r to r i a l s i n th i s m a g a z i n e. No part of Sunsearch Magazine may be reproduced or copied in anyway without prior witten consent of Sunsearch Magazine. Sunsearch Magazine supports

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THE FIRST WORD We have dedicated this issue of Sunsearch magazine to the super power that is China. We have all read and heard how Chinas rapid growth economically has transformed the country into what has been deemed the world’s largest bank holding up to $1.17 trillion dollars of US treasury debts. But does this reflect the true China, the culture, the history and the pure beauty of the country. We take a step away from current news and look at the ancestry of China, the beautiful landscapes of Beijing and the adorable yet highly endangered native animal. As always we also bring you a fashion update of style trends and feature not one but two masters of style, the legendary Jimmy Choo and the eccentric Phillip Treacy. This month our fine dining section is packed full of fabulous restaurants and we spotlight two long standing establishments which have stood the test of time along the coast; Villa Tiberio and the Robin Hood. If that is not enough for you we also have our motors sections which is packed full of testosterone with the LaFerrari, Porsche and the arrival of the new kid on the block the Chinese Qoros. Happy reading!




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Marriott’s Vacation Club

Be Seduced by Seville Influential Women of the 20th Century

Health & Beauty Cle de Peu Beaute Bare faced Beauty Prepare to Bare Groomed to Perfection Tai Chi 5.2 Diet

Fashion Style News - Stripes & Blocks &Rihanna Jimmy Choo Armani/Prive Phillip Treacy

Living Land of Emperor’s & Dynasties The Sleeping Dragon Beguiled by Beautiful Beijing The Chinese timekeeper Tax Wise - Blevins Franks Chinese Special WWF

Horses & History

Black Caviar - The Modern Day Black Beauty




Fine Dining



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Book Reviews

Porsche - 911 Anniversary Qoros - Made in China LaFerrari - Prancing Horse Passion Villa Tiberio Stars of the Orient Wiskey or Whiskey? Jackson Pollock

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Seville Seville, the capital of Andalucia, in Southern Spain is everything that’s quintessentially Andalucian. In this region’s capital and biggest city, that special Andalucian way of life is distilled into its purest and most intense form.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See



Real Alcázar


he city is a historical masterpiece full of monuments and gardens from the Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance & Baroque period which cannot be rivalled anywhere else in southern Spain. It is a city full of narrow, winding, medieval lanes and romantic, hidden plazas soaked in the scent of orange plus it is the home of those two bulwarks of Andalucian tradition, flamenco and bullfighting. At almost every turn while wandering around this fantastic city there is something unexpected to be seen, although there are many impressive monuments and museums to see in Seville, one of the most pleasant pastimes is to just throw away your map and enjoy wandering through the labyrinth of small winding streets and little squares that make up the Barrio Santa Cruz and the old Jewish Quarter this neighbourhood is the location of many of Seville’s oldest churches and is home to the Cathedral of Seville, including the converted minaret of the old Moorish mosque Giralda. If you do want to go sightseeing the obvious place to start is in the Plaza del Triunfo, between the Alcázar, the cathedral, and the archivos de India, which are now a world heritage centre. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See Better known as Seville Cathedral, the church was built in the fifteenth century on the site of the former mosque and is the third largest church in the world, and incorporates Seville’s most famous landmark and symbol, the 800-year-old Giralda Tower. Once a minaret, and now the cathedral’s bell tower, its height is 343 feet. It was built to resemble the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech (Morocco) and offers an excellent view across the city.

Plaza España

Museum of Fine Arts

Highlights include the Patio de las Doncellas, and the “Baths of Lady María de Padilla”, which are actually rainwater tanks in the palace cellars. The extensive gardens are in several different styles, and include pavilions, fountains, including the famous pool of Mercury, and a maze. In 1987 it was registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site Plaza de España (Spanish Square) is another of Seville’s most impressive landmarks. Although relatively recent, having been built for the Hispano American Exposition of 1929, it feels somehow much older. Located in the Parque de María Luisa It is a landmark example of the Renaissance Revival style in Spanish architecture. Today the Plaza de España mainly consists of Government buildings & general army. The red brick structure is decorated with colourful painted ceramic tiles. Two tall towers at each end are connected to a central structure by a long colonnaded gallery. Its curved facade follows the contours of a semicircular plaza with a large central fountain. The plaza is surrounded by a canal, and beautiful bridges decorated with ceramic tiles connect the plaza with the wide promenade that runs along the front of the building. The showpiece however is the series of 58 benches that line the facade of the main structure. The benches, completely covered with panels of azulejos, depict allegorical paintings representing the provinces of Spain. The super observant may recognise it as the

set for a scene from one of the Star Wars movies & Lawrence of Arabia Museum of Fine Arts of Seville is one of the finest art museums in Spain it was established in 1835 in the former Convent of la Merced It holds many masterpieces from the Middle ages to the Modern Era with a focus on Spanish masters such as Murillo, Pacheco, Zurbarán, Velázquez and Juan de Valdés Leal. The museum also houses an excellent display of ceramic panels, a traditional craft in Andalusia, which enjoyed its heyday during the 17th and 18th century. Highlights of the museum include the Virgin of the Napkin by Murillo (1668), a terracotta statue of St. Jerome by Pietro Torrigiano - a rival of Michelangelo - (1528) and El Greco’s painting of his son Jorge Manuel (1603). Metropol Parasol, Seville is best known for its historic landmarks that date back to its heyday in the Middle Ages. However, the city also has some spectacular modern architecture on offer such as the Alamillo Bridge and the iconic Metropol Parasol, the world’s largest wooden structure. Built, between 2005-2011 in the heart of the city this multifunctional landmark consists of six parasols in the form of giant mushrooms, and was designed to provide shade to those below and offer panoramic views of the city it is also home to a museum, restaurant, bars and farmers market. Locally this structure is known as Las Setas de la Encarnación (Incarnación’s mushrooms).

The cathedral has 80 richly decorated chapels and houses an elaborate gold altar piece. It is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus who was moved here after Cuba became independent following the Spanish-American War in 1898. Real Alcázar is the royal palace-fortress of Seville. Originally built by Pedro the Cruel the historical evolution of the city in the last millennium is held within its walls and gardens, amalgamating influences starting from the Arabic period, late Middle Ages Mudéjar right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the XIX century.

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nspiratinal women of the 20th century She was a woman who divided a nation for many she was a source of inspiration for others she was a force to be reckoned with but one thing stood firm and that was her lion-hearted love for Great Britain. Baroness Thatcher was Britain’s first and only female prime minister, who sadly passed away at the age of 87 in April. Her death as did her life created mass hysteria & news, many mourned but some celebrated the passing of Britain’s “Iron Lady” and this got us thinking, there are few celebrated women who can evoke such emotions below we take a look at who we think are some of the most inspirational women of the 20thCentury.

Margret Thatcher: 1925 -2013 The first women to be the head of government of a Western democracy, a towering figure in post-war British and world politics her presence on the world stage sent a powerful message. But Thatcher was far from a prop on that stage. She was major player, talking as tough as she walked. With words she comforted a nation in the wake of terror attacks and emboldened women to chart their own destinies. But with words too, she launched a war and eviscerated her opponents. Nicknamed the “Iron Lady” by the Soviet press after a 1976 speech declaring that “the Russians are bent on world dominance,” Thatcher was a woman with high standards and a short temper. After becoming both a chemist and a barrister and having two children, in 1959 Thatcher saw her long-held political ambitions realized when she became a Member of Parliament in the Conservative Party. Twenty years later, she found herself the Prime Minister. Serving from 1979 to 1990, she was Europe’s first female Prime Minister and the only British Prime Minister to serve three consecutive terms, giving her the longest stay in office since 1827. In her 11 years at the top, she advocated for the privatization of state enterprises and industries and lower taxes she took on the trade unions and reduced social expenditures across the board. Thatcher worked, against a fair amount of resistance, to turn Britain into a more entrepreneurial, free-market economy, and is credited along with her conservative partner across the Atlantic, President Ronald Reagan, with helping hasten the demise of the Soviet Union. She will most notably be remembered for her doggedness determination when Argentina invaded the Falklands, she despatched a task force to the South Atlantic which drove the enemy off the islands in an incomparable military operation 8,000 miles from home and her staunch defiance against Arthur Scargill’s nationwide and year-long miners’ strike, which threatened to cripple Britain’s entire economic base.



Angelina Jolie: 1975 – Present A star of stage and screen, Angelina Jolie is perhaps most influential in her role as a UN High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador, advocating on behalf of refugees around the world. Angelina is an example of using the influence one has gained through Hollywood to draw attention to the needs of those in less-fortunate circumstances. While others may talk about world issues, Angelina puts rubber to the road. Not only does she directly impact the communities in which she works, but she inspires others to get actively involved as well. Angelina’s humanitarian work began after seeing poverty and the effects of war in Cambodia, while filming for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. She contacted the UN to learn more about impoverished and war-torn areas, making several trips to nations in Africa and Asia to see for herself. As her involvement increased, the UN named her a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, in the hopes that she would build awareness and inspire people to take action. In this role, Angelina has taken more steps than many other “conscious celebrities”, many of whom talk up problems in the world but decline to get involved themselves. She has taken flak from a lot of people for adopting foreign orphans, but having seen the difficult lives children in those circumstances lead, it is not difficult to imagine why she would take the opportunity to provide a more comfortable home for some of them. Recently Angelina has revealed that she has had a double mastectomy as a preventative solution to breast cancer. A disease which took her mother at a young age. Angelina has also been under a lot of scrutiny for her “unique” lifestyle, including a multitude of strange tattoos, odd (often sexual) public behaviour, and her preference for maintaining estrangement from her father. Many people may not take these as examples of a great role model. However, when it comes to practicing what you preach, Angelina is one of very few famous examples.

Mother Theresa: 1910 - 1997 Her iconic white garb with its blue stripe trim is now equated with her ideals of service and charity among “the poorest of the poor.” Born Agnes Bojaxhiu to Albanian parents living under the Ottoman Empire, the petite nun made her way to India in 1929, building her start-up missionary community of 13 members in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) into a global network of more than 4,000 sisters running orphanages and AIDS hospices. Sometimes criticized for lacking adequate medical training, not addressing poverty on a grander scale, actively opposing birth control and abortion and even cozying up to dictators, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize nonetheless inspired countless volunteers to serve.

Marie Curie: 1867- 1934 Marie Curie is one of the most celebrated women in the history of modern science. A pioneer in the field of radiology, she accomplished an impressive number of firsts: she was the first person to be honoured with not just one, but two Nobel Prizes, one each in physics and chemistry. She was also the first female professor in the centuries-long history of the University of Paris. Along with her husband, also an accomplished scientist, she helped set the groundwork for a modern understanding of radioactivity – a term that Curie actually coined herself. Named Maria Sklodowska she was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867. The daughter of a schoolteacher, she received a basic education at local schools and learned the rudiments of science from her father. Women were not allowed to attend the University of Warsaw at the time, and Maria and her patriotic Polish family chaffed under Russian rule. At the age of 23yrs, she left for Paris, where she obtained degrees in Physics and Math. There she met Pierre Curie, a professor of physics; the two began a life-long collaboration in life and science. Her achievements included a theory of radioactivity, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. Under her direction, the world’s first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms, using radioactive isotopes. She founded the Curie Institutes in Paris and in Warsaw, which still remains a major centre of medical research today. Her work with radiation is now part of the most sophisticated cancer-treatment protocols in the world, though she herself succumbed to leukaemia after decades of daily radiation exposure.



Aung San Suu Kyi: 1945 – Present with a military takeover. Seeing the direness of the situation, Suu Kyi founded the National League for Democracy in Burma (NLD), rallying citizens and making public speeches in favour of establishing a democratic government. On the year that followed She was the leader of the National League for she was placed under house arrest. Democracy in Burma, and had been imprisoned by the country’s military dictatorship off-and-on since In Burma’s 1990 general election, the NLD won July of 1990. Advocating nonviolent resistance in overwhelmingly, and Suu Kyi officially had the the tradition of Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin right to assume the post of Prime Minister of Luther King, Jr., Suu Kyi has refused to accept Burma. However, the military leadership refused freedom in exchange for banishment from her to acknowledge the election, and Suu Kyi was country and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize rearrested. In 1995 she was given permission to leave the country, on the grounds that she would in 1991. never be allowed to return. She refused. Her Suu Kyi’s father was a general in the Burmese husband and children were forbidden to enter the army, and it was he who negotiated Burma’s country to visit her. independence from British rule. However, he was assassinated shortly thereafter. Suu Kyi went abroad Though she is not famous outside of some small to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and circles, Aung San Suu Kyi is a living symbol of returned to Burma in 1988. At that time, a transition peaceful demonstration and civil disobedience in of government was taking place in the country, and her country, as Gandhi was in India and Dr. King in demonstrations in favour of democracy clashed the United States. Having fought courageously for human rights and democracy, Suu Kyi was imprisoned under house arrest by the military government in 1990 and was only released in 2010.

Oprah Winfrey: 1954 - Present Daytime television host, businesswoman and philanthropist, she has been described as, “ a roundhouse, a full course meal, big, brassy, loud, aggressive, hyper, laughable, lovable , soulful, tender, low-down, earthy and hungry. Oprah Winfrey overcame an impoverished childhood in rural Mississippi to build an eponymous media empire. The Oprah Winfrey Show, which has won multiple Emmy Awards and is broadcast in 145 countries, is the most successful daytime TV program in history. Winfrey’s unparalleled influence on culture — often called “the Oprah effect” — has boosted lesser-known authors onto the New York Times best-sellers list while reviving America’s interest in classic literature (John Steinbeck), turned obscure products into household brands (Spanx, Ciao Bella), and helped a whole battery of other personalities become full-fledged media powers of their own (Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray). Her 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama was worth 1 million votes to the then candidate in his primary battle with Hillary Clinton, according to one study. Oprah has also dabbled in acting, garnering Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her role as Sofia in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. Beyond television, Winfrey is the co-author of several books and the publisher of O, the Oprah Magazine. With a net worth of $800 million, Oprah is believed to be the richest African American of the 20th century. Through her private charity The Angel Network, she raised more than $80 million, with 100% of the donations funding charitable projects and grants across the globe. Oprah’s Angel Network has helped establish 60 schools in 13 countries, create scholarships, support women’s shelters, and build youth centres and homes—changing the future for people all over the world.

Indira Gandhi: 1917 – 1984 Hailing from one of the world’s most politically influential families, she was the nation’s daughter. Brought up under the close watch of both her father Jawaharlal Nehru, who was India’s first Prime Minister after decades of British rule, and to her country, Indira was India’s Iron Lady. When Indira Gandhi was elected Prime Minister in 1966, a TIME cover line read, “Troubled India in a Woman’s Hands.” She was elected four times as the Prime Minister of the state becoming the world’s longest serving woman Prime Minister from 1966 to 1984, a distinction she holds to this day. During her days as the Prime Minister, displaying extraordinary political skills and tenacity, she developed strong international relations with several countries including the Soviet Union and China. Furthermore her steady hands went on to steer India, not without controversy, through recession, famine, the detonation of the nation’s first atomic bomb, a corruption scandal and a civil war in neighbouring Pakistan that, under her guidance, led to the creation of a new state, Bangladesh. Ending her political career of 46 years, Prime Minister Gandhi was assassinated on the lawn of her house on the October 31, 1984 by two of her own Sikh bodyguards. It is widely believed that her disputes with the Sikhs provoked them to claim revenge on her for the massive attack against the holy Sikh shrine, the “Golden Temple”, four months prior to her assassination. Indira Gandhi was an extraordinary leader with a strong will to address the issues of the developing countries. Every year her birthday is commemorated across India.



Claire Lomas: 1980 - Present

Florence Joyner (Flo Jo): 1959 - 1998

Claire Lomas is a British campaigner, fundraiser and former event rider known as the Bionic Woman who finished the 32nd Virgin London Marathon taking 17 days using the ReWalk robotic suit. Her struggle raised £200,000 for research into spinal damage.

She crossed ethical and racial boundaries, nicknamed the Queen of Seoul after winning three gold medals, earning the title “the fastest woman on the planet” and winning one silver at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

It was in 2007 that Claire’s life changed while competing at Osberton Horse Trials in Nottinghamshire she had an accident, colliding with a tree, which resulted in broken ribs puncturing her lungs and causing pneumonia; multiple fractures on her neck; and a spinal cord injury causing paralysis from the chest down. Claire was left without the use of her legs and lack of general sensation in lower part of her body however this did not deter Claire. In June this year Claire embarked on a 400 mile cycle challenge across the UK to raise vital funds for Nicholls Foundation and Spinal Research. Claire’s determination is an inspiration to many disabled or paralysed people.

‘’FloJo’’ brought attention to herself not only with accomplishments on the track, but also with her dazzling racing attire, Mandarin-like fingernails, flashy rings, flowing hair and radiant smile. Her striking performance on the track captured the attention of the media and sports fans around the world. Florence Joyner was an enormous influence on woman’s track and field but here success was dogged with speculation of drug abuse and cheating. Her tragically short life which ended at the age of 38 in 1998 due to asphyxiation brought on by an epileptic seizure and the preceding autopsy did little to disprove the doubters. Even so, Flojo inspired women to get into sport and her dedication and determination still pushes women around the world to succeed Away from the track Florence Joyner also devoted much time too little league track teams and established the Florence Griffith Joyner Youth Foundation, a non-profit making organisation to help disadvantaged youth

Mary Quant: 1934 – Present When defining fashion in the 1960s, the free spirited, bold prints and tiny miniskirts have embedded themselves into our minds and the woman behind this is Mary Quant. She is responsible for these fun & youthful looks that we are so familiar with. As the mother of the miniskirt, Mary Quant created not only the look of the Chelsea girl, but the attitude to go along with it. Whether she was dressing London up in Polyvinyl Chloride or short skirts to help the girls run around, Mary Quant turned London into a lifestyle everyone wanted. Mary Quant created a mod world for young women in the 1960s. This world was full of angular haircuts, vinyl boots, geometric patterns, & tiny leg bearing mini -skirts. Her designs embodied the look, sound, and attitude of the free-spirited youth in the 1960s. From body clinging knits to her notorious PVC raincoats, Quant created an identity for women as well as an unquenchable thirst for the London look.



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• 3-bedroom / 3-bathroom apartment • Overall size approximately 135m2 • Sleeps up to 8 people

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• MAZE® (Marriott’s Activity Zone Experience) for children • Teen lounge and outdoor playground Other Activities:

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In its quest to help women stop the hands of time Clé de Peau Beauté (which means “the key to skin”) has launched its most breath-taking product - La Crème. To commemorate its 30th anniversary Clé de Peau Beauté has commissioned renowned French glass maker Crystal Saint-Louis to produce a limited edition version of La Crème. Only 3 jars of this elixir of youth are available and these are only available at Clé de Peau Beauté’s flagship store in Tokyo. Priced at $13’000 for 50ml La Crème has earned itself the title of “the most expensive cream ever created”. Each jar has been hand-crafted and features thirty rings of crystal representing the thirty years of Clé de Peau Beauté with three additional rings of platinum symbolising the three decades and to represent the Past, Present and Future. For those of us with a more modest budget Clé de Peau Beauté offers a more reasonable priced version of La Crème for $750.00 for 50ml. The ground-breaking technology behind – La Crème is the Neuro-Skin Theory which is based on the discovery that our skin has the ability to “think” and process information. La Crème works by blocking out negative factors such as UV rays and dryness whilst promoting positive conditions to encourage skin growth and rejuvenation. Clé de Peau Beautés research team has focussed on all aspects of this cream paying particular attention to the small details of the skin in particular the “corneocyte” which works to reflect light. Working as part of the cell management system called “Brilliant Cell Management 4C’S” which has the ability to emit and capture light on its own to achieve unprecedented radiance & illumination.



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Semi-Permanent Make-up for summer A

s we approach the summer months, isn’t it time to breathe a new lease of life into your makeup routine? If you are planning to be a bronze goddess basking by the beach this summer, wouldn’t it be great if you could do so with your make up in place?

Semi-Permanent make-up is a cosmetic treatment a form of tattooing that doesn’t run or smudge and looks perfect from dusk till dawn. Using state of the art technology and mineral pigments to complement you hair colour and skin tone together. Semipermanent make-up will add to define and enhance your facial features with the effects lasting between nine and 18 months.

Semi-Permanent make-up treatments Eyeliner: Natural Eyeliner can make your eyelashes look thicker and your eyes subtly defined. Semipermanent cosmetics can be used to define the eye line; the pigment is placed along the lash line on the upper and lower lids. How you apply your eyeliner is an individual choice, and will be discussed in order to achieve a shape that you are happy with. This treatment is ideal for swimmers and those who wear contact lens or glasses, as well as those with asymmetrical or small eyes who are looking to enhance the beauty of their natural shape.

Eyebrows: The eyebrows are an important feature; they frame your face, a healthy looking, full pair of eyebrows emit vitality and youth. Perfectly groomed eyebrows are at the forefront of the beauty industry, and you will find many magazine articles and beauty shows giving you tips to create that perfectly defined brow.

The shape, thickness and arch of the eyebrow are used to express human emotions such as empathy, surprise and anger and are important in giving the face a fresh, attractive and youthful appearance.

Lips: Probably the most desirable procedure of all! Not everybody is blessed with full, perfectly shaped sensual lips, although most women would love to be.The lips are a sensual part of a woman’s features and most women don’t feel complete without a slick of colour flushed across their lips.

Full Lip Colour: A full lipstick effect is ideal for pale lips or irregularly shaped lips, or for ladies that wish their lips to appear coloured all the time, also those looking for a more dramatic look.

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Lip Blush: This is the most popular of lip procedures as it defines the lip line with a softer subtle in-fill. Lip Blush makes lips appear fuller with a threedimensional lip appearance. Beautiful natural results make this the must have lip procedure. It makes life easier when a simple clear gloss can be applied each morning and the colour and definition is always there.

Beauty Spots: Beauty spots are a well-known sensual symbol for women. They can give you a seductive and flirtatious look and give even more glamour to your appearance. A beauty mark or beauty spot is a dark facial mole, so named because such moles have at times been considered an attractive feature.

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Prepare to bare With these summer skin tips Summer is nearly here so plans for that summer holiday are underway with thoughts turning to losing those extra pounds so you can fit into that gorgeous bikini, but your skin may need some help getting ready, too. For gorgeous, smooth skin you’ll boldly bare, you need to take a few simple steps. Try this head-to-toe refresher to take your skin out of hibernation.

Remove Hair Without Irritation If your summer forecast calls for sunny days at the beach or poolside, you may be putting some effort into removing unwanted hair. Today there are many methods of removing unwanted hair with minimal fuss from shaving, hair removal creams & wax. But be sure to give your skin some time to recover before rolling out your beach towel, follicles are vulnerable to irritation, and skin may be sensitive due to any heat or friction caused from waxing, or shaving and there is nothing worse than a red rash to make you reach for the sarong. Since most of us don’t plan our hair removal that far in advance, buffer your tender skin with an oil-free sunscreen, wait for it to dry (about 5 minutes), and dust on some talcfree baby powder.


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Reveal Glowing Skin Regular exfoliation can be a part of a healthy skin regimen no matter the season; as long as your skin is not sensitive, exfoliation can help you achieve smooth, healthy-looking skin that makes you look more glowing and youthful. But it must be done with care the goal is to lift off the outer layer of skin cells that are ready to be sloughed off without stripping the skin. Brushes, polishing cloths, and scrubs offer easy ways to smooth away rough spots. Rotating cleansing brushes work by physically buffing off the dead skin cells. Exfoliating cloths, microdermabrasion kits, and scrubs with granular ingredients also operate the same way.

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Erase Cellulite Every woman’s nightmare… First, the good news: Some products may be able to smooth out the undesirable dimples and unevenness of cellulite. The bad news: They won’t get rid of cellulite forever. The smoothing and toning effect, like many good things in life, is fleeting. Still, it may be worth slathering on a toning body lotion to make your skin look and feel tighter for a day at the beach. Products that contain caffeine and theophylline temporarily dehydrate fat cells giving it that smooth toned appearance however, the best course of action long-term is to exercise regularly.

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his summer there are two men’s hairstyles that are going to stand head and shoulders above the rest.

The first is a move towards the slick precise side parting. The best aspect about this cut is that it flatters all face types, is easy to style at home and it also has an old-world charm to it that women go crazy for. To create this look: After shampooing, simply work volumizing mousse through your covering hair. Create a straight side parting using fine-tooth comb. Then blow-dry your top hair while running your fingers through its entire length from the front to the back. Shaping the quiff is easier if you push your hair to the side of the parting before allowing it to fall to the other side. Use wax to shape your hair and apply extragloss hair spray for lustre and hold.





he second look comes in the form of longer, textured hairstyles created with mattifying products like sea salt sprays – providing a natural finish, loads of texture and an increase in volume for a dramatic “just got out of bed” style To create the look: To add more personality to the haircut you could consider having a bit of colour smudged through the tips towards the front – this will expose the texture and give it a shot of character and individuality, much like accessories finish a great outfit. This can be done as subtly or as pronounced as you are comfortable with, and isn’t too expensive.

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T’AI CHI When we think of China, apart from the hustle and bustle of the streets one conjures images of groups of people standing in Tiananmen Square in white robes demonstrating a beautiful fluid exercise as if they were one. T’ia Chi Tai Chi is a centuries old Chinese martial art that descends from qigong, an ancient Chinese discipline that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves a series of slow, meditative body movements that were originally designed for self-defence and to promote inner peace and calm.

attention as in some kinds of meditation on your bodily sensations. Tai Chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched.

Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it should be called “medication in motion” because there is growing evidence that this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems.

In China, it is believed that Tai Chi can delay aging and prolong life, increase flexibility and strengthen muscles and tendons, and aid in the treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, digestive disorders, skin diseases, depression, cancer, and many other illnesses. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a good deal of scientific evidence to support all of these claims.

In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions named for animal actions for example, “white crane spreads its wings” or martial arts moves, such as “box both ears.” As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your



Choosing the appropriate Tai Chi style is one of the most important decisions you will make once you decide to practice. Most beginners think of

Tai Chi as just one art form and don’t realize the multitude of styles available. Even if you’re already practicing a certain style, it helps to know the differences because at some point you may also benefit greatly from learning another style. Essentially, all Tai Chi styles have far more in common with each other than they have differences. All improve health, reduce stress and help you move more gracefully. All develop chi and use slow-motion, flowing, circular movements.

Tai Chi Styles: Which Style Is Best for You? There are five major styles each style has a different syllabus, structure and flavour as regards to how its specific techniques are applied.

Chi Style 1: Yang Style Tai Chi Yang style Tai Chi is the most popular and widely practiced Tai Chi style worldwide. In England and America, at least 20 main variations of the Yang style exist and in China, there are even more. The various schools originated from the approach of a specific master or from a particular geographic region within China. Each variation has a distinct flavor, looks different from the others to a greater or lesser degree and may emphasize different technical points. All, however, will be called Yang style.

Tai Chi Style 2: Wu Style Tai Chi Wu style Tai Chi is the second most popular style. It has three main variations with strong stylistic differences that derived from the founder, Chuan You, his son, Wu Jien Chuan, and his grandchildren. The Wu style was created directly from the Yang and, as such, is the largest variant of the Yang style. However, unlike most traditions in the Yang style, most Wu schools emphasize small, compact movements over large and mediumsized ones. The Yang and Wu, with all their variations, encompass the vast majority (80% or more) of all Tai Chi practitioners.

Tai Chi Style 3: Chen Style Tai Chi

Tai Chi Style 4: Hao Tai Chi Style Hao style Tai Chi is exceedingly rare in China and almost non-existent in the West. Its small-frame movements are extremely small. Its primary focus is on Tai Chi’s more internal chi movements with physical motions being much less important. As such, it is considered an advanced style that is hard to appreciate for practitioners without significant background knowledge of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Style 5: Combination Tai Chi Styles Combination styles are the third-most popular styles after the Yang and Wu. These styles freely mix and match movements from the four other Tai Chi styles as well as movements from other internal martial arts styles such as bagua and hsing-i. Choosing a style needn’t be difficult if a style is naturally more comfortable and easier for you to learn and remember, you are more likely to finish learning it, remember the order of the moves and practice it on your own. That said, the following points should be considered when choosing a style:

Large styles initially make it easier to develop leg strength because of their longer and deeper stances. Smaller styles make it easier to access the more internal work Tai Chi has to offer, including making it easier to work directly with the internal organs. For people over fifty the slow-motion, shortform styles are generally best for people over the age of 50 since they are initially easier to learn. Beginning with a short form and learning a long form later on, if desired, is a less frustrating and easier path for older people to enjoy, absorb and remember their Tai Chi form of choice. Deeper, longer stances, more common in large frame styles, can aggravate the knees and back. If your knees are already strong, deeper, longer stances can make your legs stronger at a faster speed. Small frame styles, such as the Wu style, are usually better for upgrading the health of your internal organs. For elders, the bigger movements of large frame styles may be easier to remember initially and the smaller styles more fascinating once you have some Tai Chi background.

The physical coordination skills of the Yang, Wu and Hao styles are usually the easiest to learn, the combination styles are in the middle and the Chen style is the most difficult. If your body is extremely tight and your goal is to get stretched out, the large styles of Tai Chi will initially work faster, especially for the legs and hips. However, the smaller styles will also get the same job done over time. For those with a bad lower back or injured knees, forms with higher rather than lower stances are better. Smaller frame styles tend to have higher stances.

Chen Style Tai Chi, originating from the Chen village, is the original style of Tai Chi from which the Yang style was created. It is relatively hard to find Chen style teachers and adherents account for about 1% of Tai Chi practitioners. Unlike most Tai Chi, not all the movements of the Chen Style’s first level of training are done in slow motion. The Chen style alternates slowmotion movements with short, fast, explosive ones. It demands more physical coordination and may strain the lower back and knees more than other styles; consequently, it is difficult for the elderly or injured to learn. The complexity of its movements, which include fast releases combined with jumping kicks and stamping actions, makes it more athletic and physically difficult than most other Tai Chi styles and, as such, is often more appealing to young people or martial artists.



A beautiful smile is the most universally recognised facial expression, it unanimously signifies a sign of happiness – some say it can be more attractive to smile than to wear make-up, so it’s important to look after your teeth. It is said that throughout your life you will lose 3 sets of keys, 7 socks, 4 mobile phones and 6 weeks of sleep but one thing you definitely don’t want to lose is... your teeth. In part two of our interview with leading Implantologist Dr Martha Laguilavo of Dental Care Dentists in Laguna Village we find out all there is to know about Crowns & Veneers.

What is a crown? A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.

What is a crown made of?

Why Would I need a crown?

Crowns can be made of a variety of different materials and new materials are continually being introduced. Some of the most popular options are listed below.

Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the on-going health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement.

• Porcelain bonded to precious metal: This is what most crowns are made from. A precious metal base is made and then porcelain is applied in layers over itPorcelain crowns: these crowns are made entirely out of porcelain and are not as strong as bonded crowns, but they can look very natural and are most often used for front teeth • All-ceramic crowns: this modern technique offers a metal-free alternative, which can give the strength of a bonded crown and the appearance of a porcelain crown. Therefore it is suitable for use in all areas of the mouth • Gold alloy crowns: gold is one of the oldest filling materials. Today it is used with other metal alloys to increase its strength, which makes it a very hardwearing restoration. These crowns are silver or gold in colour.

A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance: • you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth • you may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth • it may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive

How long will a crown last? Properly cared for a crown should last for a standard period of 10 years.

What is a veneer? A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.

When would I need a veneer? Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten the front teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

How are teeth prepared for a veneer? Some of the shiny outer enamel surface of the tooth may be removed, to make sure that the veneer can be bonded permanently in place later. The amount of enamel removed is tiny and will be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted, so that the tooth stays the same size. A local anaesthetic (injection) may be used to make sure that there is no discomfort, but often this is not necessary. Once the tooth has been prepared, the dentist will take an ‘impression’ (mould). This will be given to the dental technician, along with any other information needed to make the veneer. The colour of the surrounding teeth is matched on a shade guide to make sure that the veneer will look entirely natural

What are the advantages of veneers? Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Some types of veneers don’t need any preparation at all

What Are the Disadvantages of Dental Veneers? It takes roughly a week or two for your teeth to get used to the adjustment. It is common to have minor sensitivity after your teeth have been prepared for your veneers while wearing the temporary veneers. If you suffer from bruxism, clenching or grinding of your teeth, veneers can be damaged, chipped or cracked from this. Veneers are not a good choice for individuals with unhealthy teeth (for example, those with decay or active periodontal disease), weakened teeth (as a result of decay, fracture, large dental fillings) or for those who have an inadequate amount of existing enamel on the tooth surface.

How long will a veneer last? Veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can. Your dentist will tell you how long each individual veneer should last. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary.

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t’s been a super-speedy and sensational hit, but there’s more to the 5:2 diet, or fasting diet, than a trendy fad.

The hot new eating plan advises dieters to eat normally for five days a week and then drastically slash their calorie intake for two it is being followed by everyone from top celebrity chefs to Hollywood’s A-list. The diet, also dubbed the 5:2 plan is the brainchild of medical journalist Michael Mosley, who learned about fasting while researching a TV documentary where he looked at calorie restriction as a way to extend your lifespan. On this plan, you can eat what you like for five days a week – on what’s called your feeding days and nothing is off-limits. Then, for the other two days of the week, you cut your calorific intake to just 500 calories if you’re a man and 600 calories if you’re a woman. That’s the only rule: you can eat your calories in one go, or graze so you spread them across the day just bear in mind that the fasting days shouldn’t be consecutive.

So what are the health benefits? As well as a route to weight loss, fasting for two days a week is also billed by the Fast Diet as a way to gain ‘long-term health and wellbeing’. ‘The real dividend is the potential long-term health gains – cutting your risk of a range of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Using this method of eating it is possible to eat what you like, most of the time, and get slimmer and healthier as you do it. By reducing your calorie intake for two days a week (down to 500 calories for women, 600 for men) you’ll lose weight and enjoy a wide range of health benefits.

Who’s a fan? A diet isn’t a diet unless it has a celebrity fan base- Celebrity fans, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Sofia Vergara, Selina Gomez & Miranda Kerr use this plan and even British celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and Phillip Schofield have taken to fasting to trim there bodies..


Studies have shown that fasting can help to reduce levels of insulin-like IGF-1, which leads to accelerated ageing, as well as reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It is also said to improve the way your body handles insulin levels, as it makes it more sensitive - plus it can switch on your DNA repair mechanisms to help reduce your cholesterol. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE





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If last season’s trends revisited the style of the 70s and even the 50s, then now the fashion favors the look of the 60s, with all the facets this iconic decade involves: mini skirts, trapeze dresses, block tiles, baby dolls, delicate patterns, and bright colors... anything that can convey a sparkling fresh and carefree look. Stripes are a major trend this year. Vertical or horizontal, thin or wide, black and white, navy or featuring psychedelic colors, stripes are the way to be trendy this year. The designers have shown it unanimously. Black stripes at the Moschino’s collections; red stripes were all over Michael Kors’ items, and let’s not forget about Dolce & Gabbana whose designers chose to play with stripes and African motifs this time. 50


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Blocks No matter what type of optical geometry you are willing to create, use blocks and the effect is guaranteed. The psychedelic color combinations are a return to the 60s, and they work very well with a striped summer dress that can be worn to work or when going out with your friends. Wear black and white for a classical approach or maybe choose a dress whose print plays on different block widths and don´t be afriad to team blocks with stripes - Just an idea!

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Jimmy Choo, maker of exquisitely handmade, incredibly expensive shoes and handbags is favoured by International stars and elegant women the world over. He is a name that makes shoe-savvy women swoon.


ashion designer Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat was born in 1961 in Penang, Malaysia. The son of a shoe cobbler, Choo his family name is in fact Chow but it was misspelt on his birth certificate was immersed into the world of shoemaking from an early age. His father wanted him to follow in the family tradition so it is little wonder that by age of 11yrs Choo had made his first pair of shoes. “When I first started, my father wouldn’t let me near a shoe. Instead, he would say: “Sit and watch, sit and watch.” So for months and months, that is what I did” says Choo in his autobiography. After learning from his father about the craft of shoemaking, Choo made his way to England in the early 1980s to study at the Cordwainers Technical College in Hackney, to fund his studies Choo worked part-time at restaurants and as a cleaner at a shoe factory but this was to pay off as Choo graduated from the college with honours in 1983. (The college is now part of the London College of Fashion at University of the Arts London. Choosing to remain in England, Choo designed his first shoe designs under the brand name Lucky Shoes. Two years later, he started a custom shoe business using his own name, which operated out of the former Metropolitan Hospital in the east London neighbourhood of Hackney. The building had been converted into a series of stalls for artisans and small-scale

clothing retailers, and future Gucci creative director Alexander Mc-Queen sold some of his earliest designs there as well. It didn’t take long for Choo’s reputation to build. Within two years of opening his shop, Choo’s shoes had caught the attention of Vogue Accessories Editor Tamara Mellon and an eight-page spread was featured in Vogue Magazine.

In 1999, Jimmy Choo’s exceptional talent earned him the title of “British Accessory Designer of the Year.”

This relationship with Vogue would prove instrumental in the rise of the Jimmy Choo brand. Despite the rise of his popularity, Choo was still a small operation, making just 20 handmade pairs of shoes a week. Tamara Mellon often hired Choo to make shoes for fashion shoots, sensed there was a larger market for Choo’s creations so she approached the shoemaker about partnering to create a line of ready-to-wear footwear. Together, Choo and Mellon quickly grew the business, keeping the focus on creating high end footwear, but no longer relying on the idea that every single pair of shoes had to be made by Choo himself instead they contracted the production to Italian factories. By the late 1990s, Choo had stores in Los Angeles and New York and was the darling of the celebrity world, with Hollywood celebrities such as Julia Roberts and Renee Zellweger lining up to wear his shoes in particular Princess Diana, donned Choo’s footwear



seemingly everywhere she went. The Princess of Wales would buy one style in several colours for evening wear and to co-ordinate with her day suits. After separating from the Prince of Wales, Princess Diana could frequently be seen wearing his delicate high-heeled shoes, a style she had been unable to previously wear when walking with her then shorter husband. By the turn of the century, the Choo name was a global brand, with high-end retail clients that included Harrods and Saks Fifth Avenue carrying Choo footwear. The Choo brand had also expanded to handbags and other accessories. But in the background, all was not well. Choo and Mellon were at odds about the direction of the company. In what would become one of the more fascinating rifts in the fashion industry, Choo didn’t think bigger was better. He questioned the quality of the shoes the company was making, and seemed to long for the days when he was back at his shop in Hackney making a small number of pieces of footwear for specific clients. In 2001, Choo sold his half of the company to Robert Bensoussan of Equinox Luxury Holdings for $30 million and today, Jimmy Choo has returned to his roots at a small shop he opened in London, which serves as the headquarters for the exclusive Jimmy Choo Couture line. It Is here that Choo crafts a small number of pairs of shoes each week and trains a select group of students on how to make high-end footwear. In recent years Choo has become an Ambassador for Footwear Education at the London College of Fashion and spokesperson for the British Council in its efforts to reach out to foreign students. Choo is also a recipient of the O.B.E. (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). 58




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In the name of the Rose


he Piaget Rose collection was launched in 2012 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Yves Piaget rose, it has now been enriched with new and ultrafeminine models that welcome colours into their gold and diamond bouquets. Pink tourmalines and pink opals add a cheerful, flowery touch to the lines of the Piaget Rose collection – offering an elegant reminder of the charm of the Yves Piaget rose with its 80 lace petals and its entrancing scent.

Piaget Rose collection Marking the occasion as nature intended, Piaget is cultivating new pieces to blossom out of its collections. From stud earrings to the secret watch set with 668 brilliant-cut diamonds, the dream remains intact.

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in 18K white gold set with 1 pink Sapphire and 158 brilliant-cut diamonds A stylized rose coils around a finger to become a radiant ring that is as gentle on the eyes as a caress. A round pink sapphire magnifies the heart of the flower while the openwork diamond petals are transformed into the ring shank. A diamond rose dances on a hand, attracting every gaze

Piaget Rose ring in 18K pink gold set with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds Through this ring with its rose gold and diamond petals, Piaget flirts with supreme originality and asymmetrical elegance. This diamond-paved ring combines all Piaget’s many skills: gem-setting, jewellery expertise and creative audacity. Two flowers with petals delicately joined in a poetic design endow the finger it encircles with refined classicism. They express all the spirit of the Piaget Rose: passionate, generous, and exuberant. It belongs in the garden of an eternal spring.

Piaget’s latest collection opens the doors to a secret garden. A fantastical, romantic rosary where two different flowers blossom in 18-karat pink and white gold. Dripping with diamonds, flower petals complement a pair of earrings and feature on the famous Piaget watch. With Bar Refaeli as the face of Rose by Piaget, the new collection is lifted with pink and purple sapphire stones, bringing a splash of colour to a diamond bouquet.

Limelight Garden Party Ring Limelight Garden Party Watch

Case in 18K white gold set with 48 brilliantcut diamonds, 10 blue sapphires and white chalcedony. Dial set with 176 brilliant-cut diamonds. Bracelet set with 108 brilliant-cut diamonds. Piaget 56P quartz movement.

Ring in 18K white gold set with 5 brilliant-cut diamonds and 7 pear-shape blue sapphires A dazzling ring composed of a bouquet of white roses bursting forth from the diamonds’ light. The star of the evening, the rose takes centre stage. The leaves and heart of every flower radiate dazzling brilliance. The purity of the diamond and the subtle softness of the chalcedony petals attract all the light.



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The Mad Milliner... Artist, milliner, genius, mentalist, whatever you think of Philip Treacy OBE there is no denying his success and influence in the fantastical headwear world. Adored by the elite of the celebrity world, Treacy’s creations have been worn by everyone from Grace Jones to Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, to Naomi Campbell and of course Princess Beatrice for the royal wedding his hats are not just hats… They’re masterpieces!




orn in County Galaway, Ireland on the 26th of May 1967, Phillip Treacy was the second youngest to a family of eight children. The family home sat across the road from the village church and as a small child, Treacy would watch the wedding celebrations come and go from the church. “They were the equivalent of a fashion shows to me. The dresses that people wore, I couldn’t believe them, they were incredible. It seemed so glamorous to see these creatures appear in these extraordinary clothes, as we didn’t have much glamour where I come from”

In 1993 Treacy presented the first of his annual catwalk shows at London fashion week. Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Stella Tennant strode down the catwalk for his first professional fashion show shows in New York in 1997 and 1999 followed and since then he has gone on to show once a year the autumn / winter collections both in London and in New York. Obsessive or not, Treacy creations are unique and in demand from the elaborate, constructed and surreal – to the spaceage hennins and face-framing curlicues that he has made for the singer and his long-term friend Grace Jones, to the Daliesque galleons, Pop Art and trompe l’oeils favoured by the style set.

Treacy’s love affair with textiles began at the tender age of five whilst at school boys did woodwork and the girls sewed and I thought ‘Why can’t I do that? In the family home he would use his mother’s sewing machine to make his sister’s doll dresses knowing that if he was ever caught he would be in a lot of trouble. However surprisingly his father stated “if it makes him happy leave him!”

Everyone wants one and with Royal Ascot just around the corner I am sure the newspapers will once again be filled with images of his wonderful creations.

In 1985 he moved to Dublin to study fashion at the National College of Art & Design, where he took a summer job with Stephen Jones in London before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, in London in 1988 there he specialised in hat design, fashioning his first efforts from bits and pieces picked up in local flea markets. While a student he started to work with established designers such as Rifat Ozbek, John Galliano and Victor Edelstein.

His illustrious fashion career has included 10 years of creations for Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel Haute Couture, sculptural hats for Alexander McQueen’s White Haute Couture collection at Givenchy in Paris, and designs for Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Rifat Ozbek and Donna Karan. Treacy has also made his mark in the movie and music world designing hats for films including the Harry Potter series as well Sarah Jessica Parker’s whimsical headpiece for the film première of Sex and the City. His statement making pieces are the headwear of choice for the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Elizabeth Hurley.

Graduating from the Royal College with first class honours in 1990, Treacy set up a workshop in the basement of Isabella Blow’s house on Elizabeth Street Belgravia. Isabella or Issie at that time was the style editor of Tatler magazine and was to become a huge influence in the meteoritic rise of Treacy.

In 1991 the young designer established his own company, Philip Treacy ltd, and was summoned to Paris to meet Karl Lagerfeld, chief designer at Chanel. “I was 23 and I’d just left school, I didn’t know whether to call him Mr Lagerfeld or whatever. I was totally intimidated but Issie was exactly herself. She just walked into the house of Chanel and said: We’d like some tea please.” Philip went on to design hats for Lagerfeld at Chanel for ten years. The first hat he designed was the twisted birdcage, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and worn on the cover of British Vogue by Linda Evangelista. Treacy won his first British Fashion Council award as British Accessory Designer of the year.

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China is one of the world’s oldest civilisations “the cradle of the human race” and is one of the four great ancient civilizations of the world, together with ancient Egypt, Babylon and India it has a history spanning as far back as 5,000 B.C.


t is impossible to express in words exactly what symbolises China. The Himalayan Mountains are majestic, the Forbidden City is opulent, the Terra Cotta Army is mystical and the Great Wall is a revered treasure yet there is one word that describes China: the cities, the mountains, the villages, the plains, the towns, the rivers, the deserts, and the people, and that word is Beauty. This vast and multi-faceted country is an awe inspiring beauty…

Like all other countries on earth, China has passed through the stages of man on its quest to become what we now deem as one of the “superpower nations” but how has a country so steeped in history with its conquering Dynasties and warriors have transformed itself into one of the most visited countries on the planet. China’s imperial history is one of the cyclical rise and fall of dynasties interspersed with periods of warring states and, in the last century, of revolution, reform and modernization.

Ancient China (c. 2200-c. 256BC) The legendary Xia was possibly China’s first dynasty, though its existence has yet to be confirmed by concrete historical documentation. The Shang and Zhou dynasties succeeded the Xia. Together these 3 dynasties make up the ‘Three Dynasties’ era

The Shang Dynasty (1700 - 1200 BC) China’s first verifiable dynasty, the Shang events were first documented during the Han dynasty and have been verified by subsequent findings. Bronze technology and written language developed. As paper was then un-known, some of the writings in the Shang time were cast in bronze, and some inscribed on tortoise shells or animal bones. The Shang Dynasty featured 31 kings, from Tang of Shang to King Zhou of Shang. In this period, the Chinese worshipped many different gods – weather gods and sky gods – and also a supreme god, named Shangdi, who ruled over the other gods. Those who lived during the Shang Dynasty also believed that their ancestors – their parents and grandparents – became like gods when they died, and that their ancestors wanted to be worshipped, too, like gods. Each family worshipped its own ancestors.

The Zhou Dynasty (1200 - 256 BC) The Zhou Dynasty was the longest-lasting dynasty in Chinese history, it introduced one of



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the most enduring imperial period concepts: the ‘Mandate of Heaven’ - that heaven grants authority to strong and wise rulers and repeals the mandate from rulers who fail. The loss of the mandate is believed to be heralded by natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, famine or drought.

and horses. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. This Mausoleum lay uncovered until it was discovered on 29 March 1974 in the city of Xi’an by a group of farmers digging a water-well.

The waning years of the Zhou dynasty - from 600BC - and those following its collapse in 256BC, are known as the ‘Spring and Autumn’ period, or the ‘Warring States’ period. Though a time of violence, it was also one of innovation and change. The era witnessed discoveries in medicine and an increase in trade and diplomacy.

Unhappy with the extravagances of the Qin Dynasty, the peasant masses rose up in arms and overthrew the Qin rulers to set up the Western Han Dynasty.

Intellectually this was a vital time. Traditional beliefs began to give way in favour of new ideas based on the writings of Confucius, a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher. Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics.

Han Dynasty (c. 206 BC- 220 AD) This was a golden age in the Chinese dynastic period. Agriculture and handicraft made marked progress along with the flourishing of science, culture and the arts. Confucianism was officially elevated to orthodox status and was to shape the

subsequent Chinese civilization to unprecedented heights. Links between the different ethnic groups in the country were strengthened and exchanges with the outside world broadened. The Silk Road was opened to allow trade in tea, spices and silk with India, west Asia and Rome. Under Han rule, China expanded territorially, economically, intellectually and culturally. The Han dynasty had such an impact on the national character that to this day the majority of Chinese still call themselves “Han Chinese”. Following the collapse of the Han dynasty in 220, China entered a period of disunity. However, the idea of a unified China was never forgotten. Though violent and chaotic, the era witnessed the rise of Buddhism and a thriving system of trade.

Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”.

Imperial China Qin Dynasty (c. 221 – c. 206 BC) Emperor Qin Shi Huang of the Qin Dynasty is probably one of the most recognised Dynasty’s today because of the great artefacts and wonders created during his time. Emperor Qin carried out a lot of reform measures, including standardization of weights and measures and the initiation of a single currency and a unitary script. While building a network of roads across the land, he conscripted 300,000 labourers to build what is now termed “The Great Wall” to protect the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions and dispatched 700,000 men to erect his mausoleum. The Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum is guarded by what we now know as “The Terracotta Army “or terra cotta warriors and battle steeds, this army was built to protect the emperor in his afterlife and consisted of: warriors, chariots



Tang Dynasty (AD 618–907) Chinese culture reached a new peak. It was a time of new ideas in literature, music, art and agriculture. Tang China encouraged trade and played host to traders, travellers - and the ideas and religions they brought. Islam was introduced, though Buddhism remained the most influential foreign belief. China’s influence on her neighbours increased. Tang China expanded into Tibet and both Japan and Korea adopted the Chinese language (though later developed independently) and Buddhist religion. Politically, Wu ZeTian, China’s only empress, abolished a civil service based on birth and created one of China’s most enduring institutions: a civil service based on merit

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (AD 907– 1276) With the fall of the Tang, power once again shifted to the provinces. In the years that followed, constant strife’s plagued the country. In a space of 50 years five dynasties (Later Liang, Later Tang, Later Jin, Later Han and Later Zhou) rose and fell in the Yellow River Basin. At the same time 10 kingdoms including Qian Shu, Wu, Min, Wuyue and Chu ruled different areas in the

south. This period has come to be known as the period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms.

Yuan Dynasties (AD 1276–1368) The dynasty that followed was instigated by a Mongol. conquest of China that led to the collapse of the previous Dynasty. The Mongol invaders established Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, as its first emperor. Yuan China was open to foreign influence, missionaries and travellers. In Kublai’s court a cosmopolitan array of foreigners served active duty. Marco Polo spent several years in Kublai’s service, and related his experiences in ‘The Travels of Marco Polo’. The Mongol capital was situated in present day Beijing and construction of the Forbidden City began in this period. By the early 14th century, however, the Yuan dynasty began to lose its grip on China. Rebellion by northern tribes dissatisfied with Mongol rule, followed by famine and floods in the south, prompted the messianic Red Turban Society to launch a rebellion, which helped pave the way for the fall of the Yuan in 1368.

Ming Dynasty (AD 1368–1644) Zhu YuanZhang a former rebel leader of the Red Turban Society founded the Ming dynasty. Hong Wu was an extreme despot - he purged his civil servant corps and literati twice, killing thousands. Under Ming rule, state power was consolidated with the creation of an autocratic government. After the opening of China’s doors to foreign influence during the Yuan dynasty, Ming China closed them tightly. Emperor Wu, claiming that nothing from the “barbarian” outside world was needed in China, instituted an isolationist policy. Most trade and diplomatic relations were halted.

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Construction and repairs on The Great Wall’s was completed to stem invasion from the north this has remained a lasting icon of this isolationist policy. China had been a great seafaring nation. The Ming Dynasty expanded China’s empires to: parts of Turkestan, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Because of the isolationist policy, the vitalizing benefits of trade were virtually totally lost and Chinese culture turned inward.

Culturally the Ming period is famous for its artistic accomplishments, especially the blue and white glazed porcelain vases - which were, and still are, highly valued both in China and abroad. Corruption, court intrigues and inept emperors led to peasant uprisings. Then, a Manchu invasion from the north, unhindered by the Great Wall, brought the fall of the Ming in 1644.

Qing Dynasty (AD 1644–1911) China’s last Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty reached the zenith of its power during the reigns of emperors Kang Xi, Yong Zheng and Qian Long. Its territory was extensive and production boomed. Much of the Qing period was one of wealth and expansion. China expanded to its greatest size ever, incorporating Inner and Outer Mongolia and Turkestan. Qing emperor QianLong (1736-1796), regarded as one of China’s greatest rulers, presided over a period of wealth and expansion during which China reached the apex of its power. However, the isolationist policy carried out in the later years of the Qing government retarded the burgeoning of capitalism in China and kept the country ignorant of the political, economic, military and cultural developments in the West. By 1760, Britain’s East India Company had joined the traders in GuangZhou in search of tea, silks and porcelain. Britain’s thirst for tea created a balance of trade vastly favouring China. China was a willing exporter, but disdained western goods. In 1793, Britain tried in vain to establish a trade treaty with China. However, her overtures to the Qing court were rebuffed. Britain’s traders took the matter into their own hands and began a clandestine trade in opium to counteract the trade imbalance creating a vast number of addicts. In 1840 the British imperialists launched the Opium War against China. In its wake came invaders from various countries. The foreign powers forced the corrupt and incompetent Qing government to sign a series of unequal treaties. Consequently, China was gradually turned into a semi-feudal and semi-colonial country. The revolution led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty in 1911 and led to the founding of the Republic of China, thus putting an end to the more than 2,000 years of feudal, monarchic rule in China.

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When the Sleeping Dragon Awakes, she will shake the world ‌. Napoleon Bonaparte




ou may be familiar with the notion of China being the world’s sleeping dragon, Napoleon’s assessment of China’s capabilities even some 200-years ago has proven to be quite astute. Since China’s (forced) opening to the West, it has truly begun to emerge onto the world stage. The world’s second largest economy, holder of a lot of the world’s debt, and now the largest foreign investor in America, it is safe to say that China’s sleeping dragon has now pretty much awakened and is breathing fire, albeit, peacefully. The economy of China has been felt around the world. Toys, household appliances, tools, electronics, clothes and other manufactured goods are pouring from China’s factories in record numbers. China now consumes more oil than any other country, except the United States. Consumption jumped 30 % last year. Around 30,000 new cars hit Beijing’s already crowded streets each month and China now consumes more coking coal and iron ore in making steel than any other country. Its ancient cities have been transformed with skyscrapers and high-rise buildings forming the skyline yet amazing there is a peacefully coexistence between the old & new it has become a harmonious and enthralling mélange of both much like the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE




Interesting Facts: With a population of 1.3billion there are more people in China who have mobile phones than there are people in America. One in every five people in the world is Chinese. China’s population is four times that of the United States. China has the third largest landmass of any nation. Only Russia and Canada are larger. There are 31 provinces, autonomous regions and special municipalities. Despite its size, all of China is in one time zone. Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. There are 40,000-plus characters in the Chinese language. An educated adult will only get to learn 5,000 of them. You need to know 900–2,000 Chinese characters to be able to read a Chinese newspaper. China is not only the world’s largest textile producer, but also a leader in Christmas tree manufacturing industry. 85% of the world’s artificial Christmas trees are made in China. The Great Wall of China is the largest man made structure in the world, stretching an incredible 8,850 kilometres (5,500 miles) making it visible from Space. China has a “one child policy” it was created in 1979 by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to temporarily limit communist China’s population growth. It has thus been in place for more than 32 years.



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As you enter this residence through the spacious, asymmetrically decorated foyer with pedestal sculptures on the right and a commissioned art pieces on the left all of which are framed with white glass wall panels you then cross the perpendicular hallway into one of the many living spaces. The lounge effortlessly flows out into the spacious terrace where luxury, comfort and style all merge together to create a truly inspiring outdoor living space where the coastline of Marbella awaits you. The suspended walnut and brushed steel fireplace separates the lounge and the family room creating a connection yet a subconscious division between the two spaces. The spacious open plan kitchen and dining area provide a variety of formal, informal and casual seating and dining areas depending on ones mood and the occasion. With the main dining table being more of a sculptural conversation piece than a table, proudly overlooks the rest of the kitchen from its slightly elevated position.











The kitchen is the central point of the house, encouraging communication throughout the entire home. With its white minimal Krion workstation and attached glass breakfast bar, it has exquisite views of the out door patio, pool, and of course the coastline. Alternatively there is also an oval shaped informal dining area which over looks the pool and a more casual sofa area perfect for relaxing. The kitchen and dining room both are adjacent to an interior water feature. This water feature comes with a herb garden, which can be accessed by stepping stones. This feature proving that nature is definitely part of the home! Access through the sliding glass doors and you can step out onto your covered pergola, with casual sofas as well as an additional outside formal dining. Look to the right and you will see the pool and Jacuzzi, which has a covered



lounge area. Look to the left and follow the terrace around, taking in the views of Marbella & San Pedro. This will bring you to more outdoor seating options and also can take you back inside to the formal living room. On the terrace there is a lovely range of seating options. A tucked away daybed, for those escape or reading moments, a hanging daybed for those sleepy moments, and of course seating area ideal for entertaining. Back inside the house, follow the stairs down and you will find the first of two master bedrooms. This one is called the “Winter Bedroom”. All the objects in this bedroom are in different hues of grey or silver, making it a very luxurious and connected bedroom. The bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom and two walk-in wardrobes. With views to the ocean, this bedroom is a lovely place to retreat to. Also on the lower level is a self-

contained apartment, complete with a kitchenette. To finish off the lower floor is a gymnasium with two Turkish baths/saunas. Discreet lighting strips under each stair leads you safely back upstairs to the street level. Move past the entrance foyer and you will find another staircase. After taking a peak at the two en-suite bedrooms and the study, make your way up the staircase, which is lit via a skylight. At the top of this staircase is the “Summer Bedroom”. This bedroom, like the winter one, has an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. However, the difference is noticeable in the colour scheme. The bedroom is fitted with dark grey hues and striking geometric wallpaper featuring as the back wall to the bed and headboard. The bedroom has private views to the coastline and the





surrounding environment. With the storage units and doors being finished with a dark wood, it is a sophisticated contrast to the lighter wooden floor. The wardrobe is fitted with motion sensor lighting, making it very modern, convenient and also ecofriendly. As the sun sets over the Mediterranean and the sophisticated interior and exterior lighting becomes noticeable, the atmosphere changes. Transforming this home into a glamorous setting perfect for entertaining on the terrace or having a cosy dinner indoors. This home is an energetic combination of sophistication, style, & relaxation. For more information stay tuned for next months issue or contact UDesign on +34 952 794 117 or Images & Website: UStudio Words: Nicola Geldart



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eijing is the capital of China and is one of the world’s great cities, brimming with history and culture. Modern and ancient intermingle in this fascinating metropolis. There are many great historical sites in Beijing, including the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall passes nearby.


The Forbidden City & TianAnMen Square: In the early 1400s, the third Ming Emperor, YongLe, moved the capital of China to Beijing and began construction of a new ‘Forbidden City’ that would include an imperial palace complex of vast proportions. Located at the exact centre of the ancient city of Beijing, and symbolically between the Temple of Heaven (TianTan) to the south, and the Temple of Earth (DiTan). The palace was the home and centre of power for 24 emperors during the mid to later Ming and Qing dynasties and was a city within a city. After the republican revolution in 1911, the youngest and last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, then still a child, abdicated the next year. But he, his family and their entire entourage were allowed to stay in the palaces. They were finally expelled by republican troops in 1924. Now officially renamed as the ‘Palace Museum’ the extensive grounds cover over 700,000 square meters. There are around 800 buildings that have about 9,000 rooms in total. The Forbidden City is the world’s largest palace complex. Indeed, it is listed by UNESCO as the world’s largest collection of preserved ancient wood-based structures and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. The Forbidden City is located directly to the north of Tian’AnMen Square and can be accessed from the square via Tian’AnMen Gate. This takes

you through the grand and enveloping south gate of the palace (WuMen), the ‘front door’. The two red signs on Tian’AnMen Gate say: ‘Long live the People’s Republic of China’ and ‘Long live the great union of the peoples of the world’. TianAnMen Square is 880 metres from north to south and 500 metres from east to west, with a total area of 440,000 square meters (44 Hectares). It is the largest open square in the world - considerably larger than Red Square in Moscow. TianAnMen Square has great cultural significance

because it was on the rostrum of TianAnMen Gate that Mao ZeDong declared the People’s Republic of China on October 1st 1949. One of the most famous images of these protests was when a man stands in front of a moving tank and refuses to move. This became a revolutionary icon in fighting against the government at the time. Today the Forbidden City remains a national symbol and an image of its entrance gate is part of the official seal of the People’s Republic of China.



The Temple of Heaven The magnificent and colourful Temple of Heaven (TianTan) was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would make offerings to heaven and pray for good harvests. The Temple of Heaven was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period. The Temple of Heaven was originally established as the Temple of Heaven and Earth, but was given its current name during the reign of Ming Emperor JiaJing (reign: 1522-1567), who built separate complexes for the earth, sun and moon. The Temple of Earth (DiTan) can be found in north Beijing. The temples of the sun and moon are in the east and west of Beijing. In early 2005, the Temple of Heaven underwent a major renovation that was completed on May 1st, 2006. In 1998, the Temple of Heaven was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Birds Nest – National Stadium A striking structure recognised the world over as the Chinese National Stadium. It was created for the 2008 Olympic Games’. The building’s dynamic form and vast scale created a new icon for China and the city of Beijing.

2003 after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions.

The Birds Nest stadium cost USD $423 million and required 110,000 tons of steel.

The design drew inspiration from Chinese ceramics; in particular the beautiful random patterns of cracks on ancient glazed pots, and also achieved the goal of being ‘porous’ or open.

The contract to design the stadium was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April

The stadium consists of two independent structures, standing 50 feet apart: a red concrete seating bowl and an outer steel frame.



The Summer Palace The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. Its Chinese name, YiHeYuan, translates as ‘Garden of Nurtured Harmony’ or ‘Garden for Maintaining Health and Harmony’ As its name implies, the Summer Palace was used as a summer residence by China’s imperial rulers - as a retreat from the main imperial palace now known as the Palace Museum (or ‘Forbidden City’) - a pleasure-ground in the countryside, yet near to the city. The Summer Palace is virtually a museum of traditional Chinese garden arts that blends rocks, trees, pavilions, lakes, ponds, paths and other features to create a poetic effect between different scenes. As you meander around the Summer Palace, you will frequently find the vista changing.

Ming Tombs The Ming Tombs form the most extensive burial complex of any Chinese dynasty and are one of the finest preserved pieces of 15th century Chinese art and architecture. Giant statues line the Spirit Ways to underground tombs of emperors from the Ming Dynasty. The Ming Tombs were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in August 2003 along with other tombs under the ‘Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties’ designation.

The site of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Tombs was carefully chosen according to Feng Shui principles. Accordingly, bad spirits and chilling winds from the north must be deflected. An arc-shaped area at the foot of the JunDu Mountains (the southern foot of TianShou Shan) was selected. This 40 square kilometer area enclosed by the mountains in a pristine, quiet valley full of dark earth, tranquil water and other necessities as per Feng Shui - would become the necropolis of the Ming Dynasty.



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The Chinese Timekeeper Over six dynasties spanning a thousand years, some of the most influential Chinese scholars spent their lives developing mechanical timekeeping devices. Although in the early days, the conquest of time was driven by the pursuit of astrological knowledge rather than the precise measurement of time, China was the first among all civilizations to be able to measure time accurately. Following in the footsteps of our prestigious ancestors — paying particular tribute to Su Song — The Chinese Timekeeper embraces China’s history to create the first exclusive Chinese watch collection.



CTK – 02 The CTK02 is probably the most perfect example of a daring timepiece. The Chinese Timekeeper, Date Automatic allies the modernity of a full black PVD case with a bewitching navy blue dial featuring sunray finishing. The case, perfectly round, even more so that the crown is fitted at 2pm offers strong lines and fine characteristics. Not only its construction is made of four superposed rings immediately reminding the wearer of a traditional Chinese pagoda but also its silhouette is reminiscent of the great driving wheel of Su Song clock tower. The CTK02 has a power reserve of 36 hours, water-resistance of five atmospheres and a dial protected by sapphire crystal with antireflective coating. It is also supplied with two black calf-leather straps of white or black stitching. A piece with an identity of its own, a piece of exclusivity, one of only 38 pieces…

CTK – 08 The Chinese Timekeeper, Small Second Automatic is striking to say the least! Boasting strong contrast with black & white lines, the CTK08 is at the crossway of modernity and tradition. Its case structure is highly technical and has been created to perfection. The 4 distinctive rings of polished stainless steel and black PVD form a duo that we already love and that illustrate perfectly its Chinese pagoda inspiration. The four structural screws insuring a water resistance of 50m are deliciously controversial, a thin line from roughness and modernity made stunning by the protective tubes in polished stainless steel. The CTK08 is an imposing watch with a strong character due to the sharpness of his features.



CTK – 12 The Chinese Timekeeper, Special Edition celebrating the Year of the Dragon, Three Hands Automatic is the first timepiece of the collection in 24k Yellow Gold representing a Chinese Dragon in all its might. While the case contains one layer made of a 24k Yellow Gold our attention is automatically attracted by the most beautiful and astonishing dial. Indeed the dragon is applied on the dial and not simply painted or embossed. This is another level of craftsmanship for a jaw-dropping result.

CTK – 11 If a CTK can be called classic this is this one. The CTK11 is pure, elegant and simply gorgeous. The Chinese Timekeeper, Three Hands Automatic is one of the most discrete pieces of the collection, while keeping a certain force of character unique to a CTK. The dial is simple, elegant and yet gives a feeling of toughness that goes quite well with the thick watch construction. This Limited Edition comes in only 50 pieces that have been carefully manufactured by Chinese finest watchmakers. The simple and discrete side of this watch will make her an essential accessory for any true gentleman.

CTK – 13 The Chinese Timekeeper – Three Hands Automatic with Jade is a watch that symbolizes Chinese luxury at its best. Apart from boasting a clear identity, it reminds of the ancient Chinese tradition of wearing jade. For one of the very first time on a watch, the illustrious material inserted in the stunning and daring design of a CTK will make many heads turn around to take that second look. For the black PVD version we choose a jade of a lighter shade to offer a greater legibility on the black dial. The brand name still discreetly engraved in the inner ring while the watch individual number is engraved on the back case.



The 2 most distinctive elements of a CTK dial remain – that is the brand signature at 12 o’clock and the number ‘十’ at 10 o’clock – but all other numerals and functions are taken away to maintain purity of the design and the eloquence of the black sunray dial finishing. This Special Edition is limited to just 18pieces and comes with 2 straps. The first one is a black Alligator while the second one is the brand signature strap, the ‘double black calf leather’ strap with black stitching.

< CTK – 14 The philosophy and culture of The Chinese Timekeeper are beautifully exemplified in The Chinese Timekeeper – Three Hands Automatic with Jade. Indeed, this stunning and unique timepiece exudes a true Chinese identity. The dial is simply stunning. Not only it appeals to the heart and mind of the Chinese collectors but also to the eyes of any viewers as the 10 jade stones offer a rare visual treat. Nestled inside small protective tubes, 10 beats of the purest Burmese Jade circles perfectly a brushed steel dial. The intense green offers a fantastic contrast and visibility while we can not help to notice the signature logo at 12 O’clock and of course, our already emblematic symbol at 10 O’clock. Although, jade is core to the Chinese culture, its manipulation is highly delicate, making the CTK14 a long awaited novelty in the world of timekeeping.

< CTK – 15 The Chinese Timekeeper – Chinese Double Hour Automatic sets itself a warm place in the precious timepieces books. On a CTK15 a day starts at 11pm with for first marker our emblematic signature keeping the time for the first double hour until 1am. The Chinese character for the Ox follows. Although the watch offers a perfect legibility due to its 2 tones navy blue dial, the complexity of the reading may look, to the less acquainted wearer, like a Chinese puzzle. However, true seekers of rare pieces will definitely find in this timepiece a terrific buy! That is if all 28 pieces have not been first purchased by Chinese culture lovers …

< CTK – 16 The CTK16 is a revolutionary watch, which represents all the contrast between the origins of Chinese timekeeping and its recent glory. The Chinese Timekeeper – Chinese Double Hour Automatic is a contrast between white and black, daring modernity and subtle traditions. Its dial is made of the 12 Chinese “double hours” and has purity rarely matched. The hands will only circle the dial once over the course of 24 hours, respecting a system that was the first used by our Chinese ancestors. Another feature of this watch is its strap, which strongly and comfortably wraps itself around the wrist. Its construction, with the use of two layers of different colour calf leather gives it a stylish finishing touch that enhances the overall look of the timepiece. The most obvious particularity of this watch is the contrast between the enamel and the PVD coating of the case. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE



Where Are You Tax Resident the UK or Spain? By Bill Blevins, Blevins Franks Financial Correspondent


ritish expatriates in Spain need to understand the UK residence rules as well as the Spanish ones, to establish where they are resident for tax purposes – it may not be the country you expect. The UK finally has a Statutory Residence Test, which came into effect on 6th April.

Franks which is based in both countries and fully understands how the two tax regimes interact.

This is important for all British expatriates who spend time in and/or maintain ties with the UK. If you are UK resident, then you are liable to pay income and capital gains tax in the UK on your worldwide income and capital gains.

Note that all references to “years” are a UK tax year, and a day in the UK is counted if you are there at midnight.

Until now, the concept and definitions surrounding the term ‘residence’ were not defined within UK legislation. This meant that taxpayers had to rely on previous case law and HM Revenue & Customs guidance (the latest version being HMRC6) to determine their residence position. The rules contained many grey areas and some taxpayers inadvertently fell foul of these.

If you meet any of the following conditions, you will automatically be treated as not resident in the UK:

The new Statutory Residence Test supersedes all previous law, cementing the concept that connecting ties with the UK are very important in deciding residence.

You were resident in one or more of the previous three years, and present for fewer than 16 days in the current year.

To assess your residence status, you now need to work through the following tests in the order shown. The first is absolute, so if you are nonUK resident under this test, the other two will not apply. If the second applies, the third is ignored.


You were not resident in the UK in any of the previous three UK tax years, and are present in the UK for fewer than 46 days in the current year.

You work overseas full time and spend no more than 30 days working in the UK (work day = three or more hours), and spend no more than 90 days in the UK in the relevant year.

The new test provides much more certainty, but is not simple. HMRC’s guidance notes run to 55 pages, and it is more complex than originally appears. You should seek advice for certainty on your position. You also need to take the local Spanish residence rules into account, so speak to a firm like Blevins 108



To determine residence for years prior to 2013/2014, the old rules as set out in HMRC6 continue to apply.



You will be automatically treated as resident in the UK if you meet any of the following conditions: You spend at least 183 days in the UK in the current tax year. Your only or main home is in the UK. You work full time in the UK for at least 365 days without a significant break from work of 31 days or more, subject to certain conditions. An “only or main home” is property available to be used by you for at least 91 days, if you have actually used it for 30 separate days or more..



If your residence position is not determined by the above two tests, the number of days you can spend in the UK in the relevant tax year without being UK resident depends on if you are an arriver or leaver, and the number of connecting ties you have with the UK. These are: Family - spouse and/or minor children live in the UK



Accessible accommodation - if available to you for at least 91 days and you spend just one night ther Work – if you spend 40 or more days working in the UK 90 days – if you spent 90 days or more in the UK in either of the two previous tax years Country – if you spend more days in the UK than any other single country (only applies to ‘leavers’). This test operates on a sliding scale, so that the more ties you have with the UK, the less time you can spend onshore without becoming UK resident. Conversely, the fewer ties you have, the more days you can spend there before becoming UK resident. There will be a statutory basis for days spent in the UK due to “extraordinary circumstances”, up to a maximum of 60 days. However, this only applies where the individual has no choice and circumstances are unforeseen and beyond their control. Visiting a relative who is ill or dying is unlikely to be seen as a situation where there is no choice about being in the UK.




The statutory residence test outlines five circumstances in which an individual may be able to claim split year treatment. For peace of mind about your tax residency status, and which taxes you should be paying and where, speak to an experienced advisory firm to British expatriates like Blevins Franks. They will also be able to guide you on the solutions for improving your tax position. The 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 should take personalised advice. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE


Dairin DECOR - Interior Design, is an interior design company where its main goal is dedicated to conducting comprehensive decorating projects, turnkey design, interior design, renovations and the execution of works. With 39 years of existence, Dairin DECORATION interior store, has fabrics, indoor furniture, garden furniture, mattresses, beds and their own factory of making curtains and upholstery, as well as the comprehensive interior design studio projects and reforms. In Dairin DECORATION our goal is to create, design environments integrated with the study of space, as we at Darin DECORATION believe that this is essential when analysing a project. Factors such as the distribution, location, functionality and the lighting are key elements that help to focus on style in one way or another without disregarding the practical sense and providing a custom design the client. With our qualified and personalized monitoring of the execution of a project we implement all aspects of what is needed for a project; furniture, paint, materials and lighting as well as curtains and upholstery. All the details for your home or business. Customer care, in our business is essential, that is why we have professionals working in house and in the field. Masonry, facilities (plumbing, electrical, voice and data, air conditioning), wood and metal joinery, carpentry, painting, plumbing, lighting, laminate flooring, parquet, tiles, tiling and flooring, plasterboard, aluminium, furniture .... SERVICES: Comprehensive reforms with budgets and deadlines with close supervision by a qualified professional for the proper execution of the work agreed. We define everything before starting the execution of a project presenting detailed budgets with price and time commitment.

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China Special China may be growing at an alarming rate, but this impact of growth, development and expansion is having a dramatic effect of the native wildlife. The ever decreasing forests of China is home to a stunning array of wildlife such as dwarf blue sheep, multi-coloured pheasants the golden monkey, the takin monkey, the giant Panda, the Chinese Tiger, the white flag dolphin and the crested ibis. Sunsearch takes a look at some the most endangered animals of these wonderful creatures.





Gray Snub-Nosed Monkey The gray snub-nosed monkey also known as the Guizhou snub-nosed monkey, is endemic to China where it is known as the Guizhou golden hair monkey. Of the three species of snub-nosed monkeys in China, the gray snub-nosed monkey is the most threatened, with a total population of less than 750 in around 20 groups surviving in the wild. Though legally protected, the gray snub-nosed monkey is threatened seriously due to habitat loss. The Fanjing Mountains Natural Reserve in Wuling Mountains in Guizhou province that covers the entire distribution range of the gray snub-nosed monkey was not established until 1978, and due to centuries long mining activities that depleted the forest on the northern slope of the mountains, the reforestation effort that last until today is still unable to restore the forest to the level of sustaining the ideal survival environment for the monkey.



Golden Monkey The golden monkey is one of the most beautiful and rare animals in the world. The Golden Snub nosed monkeys live in the depths of Chinese forests in the snow covered mountains of Yunnan-Tibeten areas, with the population of about one thousand. The long shaggy coat is mainly gold in black and grey in colour on the back, arms and legs. The lips and face are a stunning light blue in colour which contrast dramatically against black marbel eyes and gold hair that frames their face. The golden snub-nosed monkey is endangered due to habitat loss. For instance, lichens are the main staple of the monkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diet and dead trees have the greatest lichen coverage. Unfortunately, dead trees are harvested, thus reducing the quality of the habitat and availability of food. The monkey is a highly selective feeder, so damage to its habitat seriously impacts the species. This primate is found in a number of protected areas, including Baihe Nature Reserve, Foping National Nature Reserve, Shennongjia National Geopark and Wanglang National Nature Reserve.



Giant Panda Looked upon as the ambassador for all endangered species, the giant panda is a well known recognized symbol of international wildlife conservation since 1961. This peaceful creature with a distinctive black and white coat is adored by the world and considered a national treasure in China. This endangered and elusive bear is the rarest member of the bear family and is instantly recognised because of its white face with black fur trim on the ears, around their eyes (eye patches), muzzle, legs and shoulders. Historically Giant Pandas lived in both mountainous and lowland regions of central-western and south-western China but are now found only in the mountains of central China, in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces where they can be found in the bamboo forests high in the mountains where they subsist almost entirely on bamboo. They must eat from 26 to 84 pounds of it every day, a formidable task for which they use their enlarged wrist bones that function as opposable thumbs. Pandas play a crucial role in the bamboo forests where they roam by spreading seeds and facilitating growth of vegetation. The decline of the Giant Panda is due to many factors - Hunting remains an ever-present threat. Poaching the animals for their fur has declined due to strict laws and greater public awareness of the panda’s protected status. But hunters seeking other animals in panda habitats continue to kill pandas accidentally. China’s Yangtze Basin region, which holds the panda’s primary habitat, is the geographic and economic heart of this booming country. Roads and railroads are increasingly fragmenting the forest, which isolates panda populations and prevents mating. Forest destruction also reduces pandas’ access to the bamboo they need to survive. The Chinese government has established more than 50 panda reserves, but only around 61% of the country’s panda population is protected by these reserves. Pandas are also very picky regarding their mates. But an even larger problem than the panda’s selective behaviour is, females are only fertile for about 5 days. For a male to find a female in the wild, and mate with her while she is still fertile, is a small miracle. Sadly the odds are against it happening, given there are a lot fewer pandas surviving in the wild, and the habitat is filled with fences, walls, roads, and other obstacles.







The South China Tiger The South China Tiger, also known as Chinese tiger, is native to Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central and southern areas. Male South China Tigers weighs 149-225 kilograms and the female are 90-120 kilograms. It is in danger of extinction. The south China tiger has been listed as one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ten most endangered animals. South China tigers have not been sighted in the wild for more than 25 years. Chances of them surviving in the wild are slim largely due to the loss of habitats and hunting. It is reported that there are 98 south China tigers living and sadly all these are in captivity in China.



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BLACK CAVIAR She has captured the heart of nation like no sporting figure since the days of Phar Lap and Don Bradman. She is the modern day black beauty, the Australian mare that couldn’t be beaten.


grandfather on her dam’s side - this double breeding has played a significant part in this great mare’s pedigree.

She was the first foal of her unraced dam Helsinge, a daughter of the British racehorse Desert Sun and Sire Bel Esprit. Her family pedigree hails from the family that has also produced stakes winners Muirfield Village, Russian Tea Room, Frosty the Snowman and Midnight Sun. These all hailing from the unraced Vain mare Song of Norway.

Purchased by trainer Peter Moody (right) for $225,000 and a chance meeting with a group of holidaying friends led to a syndicate which would be knowm as the owners of the fastest racehorse in the world!

lack Caviar was born on 18 August 2006 at 5.20 am at Gilgai Farm in Nagambie, Victoria. Bred by Rick Jamieson, prominent breeder and racehorse owner, Black Caviar was no fluke her breeding was the result of many hours of pouring over pedigrees, breeding theories and inspecting horses.

Black Caviar has what is known as a double cross to Vain. Vain – the horse that many regard as Australia’s greatest sprinter – he is her grandfather on her sires side and great



As we know, all thoroughbreds are related. Black Caviar is a distant relation to the Fabulous Frankel on the dam side. Black Caviar’s 21st dam, Prunella (dam of 1804 Epsom Oaks winner Pelisse), is the 18th dam of Frankel.

This trip however proved a worthwhile trip as one member of the group businessman Werrett’s insistence that the group “get organised” and buy a racehorse. And so a syndicate was born!

Black Caviar’s racing career began as a two year old in 2008 Black Caviar started twice as a two-year-old, running in the Cromwell Handicapp (1’000m) on April 18th winning by 5 lengths and on May 2nd in the Blue Sapphire Stakes (1’200m) where she emulates her maiden victory with a six-length triumph. 2009–2010: three-year-old season Returning as a three-year-old, Black Caviar takes to the William Crockett Stakes on August 22nd she is ridden for the first time in a race by Peter Moody’s stable jockey Luke Nolen, this pairing will go on to create one of racing’s great partnerships –Similar to that off Frankel and Tom Queilly. Black Caviar wins by 4 lengths and while taking care of the fillies, a date against the boys at Flemington looms. Stepping up to Group 2 level in the Danehill Stakes at Flemington, she caused concern when she stumbled at the start; however, she recovered to keep her winning run going, beating the colt Wanted, by ¾ of a length. Moody, commenting on the mishap in the early stages said “I certainly had my heart in my mouth”. The victory however came at a cost: after the race vets find Black Caviar tore a chest muscle when jumping from the gates. This injury was to keep her out of racing for the rest of the season. The resuming run saw her take on the older horses in the Group 2 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley, the star three-year-old filly has her first shot at older horses and proves a class above despite her barrier mishap in the previous race, Black Caviar wears a barrier blanket for the first time and jumps well from the gates winning by 2½ lengths. 2010–2011: four-year-old season Returning as a four-year-old on January 22nd 2010 in the Australian Stakes, the star filly sets the tone. She continues what will become an unbeaten winning run at The Schillaci Stakes on the 9TH October at Caulfield where she fly’s home by 3 lengths ahead of the rest of the pack her next race at the Moir Stakes on the 23rd October at Moonee Valley Black Caviar demolishes a top field to leave no doubt she is the undisputed sprinting queen of Australian racing by winning by an impressive 5½ lengths. On November 6th she enters into her first Group 1 race in the Patinack Farm Classic at Flemington, where she took on a field that

included the highly-rated West Australian sprinter Hay List, along with multiple Group 1 winners Star Witness, Melito and All Silent. Black Caviar produced what was described as “an astonishing demolition job” and won by 4 lengths. After the race, the veteran trainer Lee Freedman who had conditioned outstanding sprinters including Miss Andretti described Black Caviar as “the best I have seen”.

Caviar, however, accelerated past Hay List in the closing stages and won in very impressive style by 3 lengths. The Herald Sun described her performance as “brilliant, dominant and unforgettable”

Her second Group 1 race was the Lightening Stakes on February 10th 2011 here she defeats Hay List by 3½ lengths, being eased down well short of the winning post. Black Caviar takes her prize money to almost $1.7 million.

She then travelled to Brisbane for the BTC Cup at Doomben, where she attracted a crowd of over 20,000, for another clash with Hay List. Not even the superstitious would have thought a shot at 13 straight wins would prove unlucky for Black Caviar. She won by 2 lengths over Hay List, who once again ran a clear second placing and confirmed his standing as Black Caviar’s main rival.

The Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on March 21th saw Black Caviar, under the impost of 58kg, where she sets a modern-day weightcarrying record for a mare, surpassing the 56.5kg carried by Maybe Mahal in 1978.

2011–2012: five-year-old season Black Caviar started her five-year-old season by winning her second Schillaci Stakes on October 8th by 4¼ lengths. With this victory, she equalled Phar Lap’s record of 14 straight wins

She leaves Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily in her wake and becomes the first Australian horse to win their first 10 career starts at metropolitan tracks. This performance earned her a rating of 130 from the IFHA, which made her the number one ranked horse in the world in the period of October 2010 – March 2013. The rating placed her only three pounds behind Dayjur, the highest rated sprinter of the previous 30 years

She won her 15th race in the Moir Stakes on October 22ndby a 6-length margin. She maintained her unbeaten record with win number 16 in the Patinack Farm Classic on November 5th by 2.8 lengths from Buffering and Mid-Summer Music. The massive crowd that had come almost exclusively to see her made barely a sound as she eased her way past the opposition. An eerie, reverent silence came over them, and as she returned to the paddock they simply stared until Nolen, keen to do something, led the applause from the saddle.

The Black Caviar express continues to roll on, unstoppable, this time carrying an avalanche of public money and drawing the biggest crowd to a Melbourne night meeting in years at the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on 25th March. Her legion of fans cheered her onto the track but had their hearts in their mouths when the mare was posted three wide and had to be urged to attack the leaders before the turn. In one of the few times she has been asked for a supreme effort, Black Caviar responded and quickly had the race in hand. The T J Smith Stakes on April 9th attracted a crowd of 30,000, Hay List established a clear break on the field at the top of the straight and a huge upset briefly appeared possible. Black

After a short break she returned to racing by winning the 1200-metre Group 2 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley on 27 January 2012 by 4.3 lengths in a time of 1.09.44 to remain undefeated over 17 starts. She then stepped up her distance to 1400 metres for the first time on 11 February in the C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield a Group 1 race. The distance and wet track conditions led to media speculation that her unbeaten run was under threat, but in Black Caviar style she won comfortably by 3.3 lengths in front of an elated crowd of 20,000



Black Caviar backed up a week later in the Coolmore Lightning Stakes on 18 February over 1000 metres, where she was once again pitted against Hay List. She was challenged up until the 200m mark, then extended away to win by nearly 2 lengths. The win put her equal with American horse Peppers Pride with 19 wins from 19 starts and behind only Kincsem, which won all 54 of her races. On 28 April 2012, Adelaide holds a breath as she steps up to the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes , untested she was not asked to get out of second gear to win the Group One sprint restricted to fillies and mares which she won by 4½ lengths. This 20th victory surpassed the Australian record for consecutive metropolitan wins set by Desert Gold and Gloaming early last century. It also broke the modern-day mark set by US wonder mare Zenyatta in 2010. It is announced she will race at Royal Ascot – Diamond Jubilee Stakes where much media speculation is made as to whether she will race Frankel…. On June 23rd, after arriving from Australia a 30hour flight from Australia to England, and wearing a specially designed “compression suit” which reportedly helped blood circulation Black Caviar takes to a much anticipated race watched by 80,000 spectators and broadcast live in Australia. Racing over a straight six furlongs on rainsoftened turf, Black Caviar was experienced her hardest race to date. Nolen sent the mare past the Frankie Dettori-ridden Soul inside the last quarter mile but after establishing a clear lead, began to ease Black Caviar. Moonlight Cloud moved up on the stands side to draw almost level before Nolen began driving Black Caviar again in the final strides. Luckily her grit held her and she won by a head.

2012–2013: six-year-old season On February 16 a day many racing fans feared would never come - Black Caviar returns from a long lay-off to show she’s still the best in the world. Contesting a race renamed in her honour, Black Caviar wins her third Lightning and breaks the long-standing 1,000m track record at Flemington a record that had stood for over 25years The William Reid Stakes on March 22nd followed billed as the great mare’s final race in Melbourne Black Caviar makes it 24 wins from 24 starts by winning by 4 lengths.

Nolen said that his over-confidence had been a factor in the closeness of the finish: “It was an error that every apprentice is taught not to do, and I got away with it today”. It was discovered during after-race X-rays that Black Caviar had sustained an eight-centimetre muscle tear somewhere in the race. Nolen felt the change in the horse and said he ‘thought she’d done enough to get home. I didn’t want to annoy her anymore.’ Moody explained the mare had not coped with the 11,000-mile journey as well as he had hoped or expected. He also described her as appearing “tired and worn out” after the race an examination by veterinarian Peter Angus and chiropractor Michael Bryant later revealed that Black Caviar had sustained a grade-four tear of the quadriceps and a grade-two tear of the sacroiliac during the race. It was announced that Black Caviar would return to Australia to recover and bypass the originally intended second stage of her international challenge in the July Cup. On 26 June, Moody explained that Black Caviar was expected to recover from her injuries and that, after an extended break.

BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) br. M, 2006

On 17 April 2013, it was officially announced that Black Caviar was retiring from racing. Trainer Peter Moody said, “The connections of the horse and I decided 25 was a great number and she did us proud on Saturday and we have decided we want her to bow out on top” Throughout her career Black Caviar was partnered by jockey Luke Nolen on all but three starts in a career spanning four years in which she won just over £4.5m. The Future Black Caviar is now set to start a breeding career, although a much-feted union with British champion Frankel, who retired unbeaten in October following a 14th win, may have to wait as the Australian studs get their chance first it is a union that many race fans hope look forward to.








BEL SPIRIT (AUS) b. 1999

On 13 April 2013 Black Caviar takes to her final race the 2013 T J Smith Stakes. A sell-out crowd of around 24,000 people watches the great mare put her knockers in their places and collect the 25th win of her unparalleled career. In doing so, Black Caviar breaks the Australian record for the most group 1 wins by a horse.




HELSINGE (AUS) b. 2001














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THE “sports” car celebrates a special anniversary FOR

five decades, the 911 has been the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and with such genuine continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the Type 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. Today it is considered the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others. The 911 is also the central point of reference for all other Porsche series. From the Cayenne to the Panamera, every Porsche is the most sporting automobile in its category, and each one carries a piece of the 911 philosophy.

More than 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it one of the most successful sports cars in the world. For each of its seven generations the engineers in Zuffenhausen and Weissach have reinvented it, time and time again demonstrating to the world the innovative power of the Porsche brand. Like no other vehicle, the 911 reconciles apparent contradictions such as sportiness and everyday practicality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity and social acceptance, design and functionality. It is no wonder that each generation has written its own personal success story. Ferry Porsche best described its unique qualities: “The 911 is the only car you could drive on an African safari or at Le



Mans, to the theatre or through New York City traffic.” In addition to its classic yet unique lines, the Porsche 911 has always been distinguished by its advanced technology. Many of the ideas and technologies that made their debut in the Porsche 911 were conceived on the race track. The 911 was committed to the performance principle from the start, and motor racing is its most important test lab. From the very beginning it has been at home on circuits all over the world, earning a reputation as a versatile and dependable winner. Indeed, a good two thirds of Porsche’s 30,000 race victories to date were notched up by the 911.



The generations

The First 911 (1963) Birth of a Legend As the successor to the Porsche 356, the 911 won the hearts of sports car enthusiasts from the outset. The prototype was first unveiled at the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show in 1963 as the 901, and renamed the 911 for its market launch in 1964. Its air-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine delivered 130 hp, giving it an impressive top speed of 131 mph. If you wanted to take things a little slower, starting in 1965 you could also opt for the four-cylinder Porsche 912. In 1966 Porsche presented the 160 hp 911 S, which was the first to feature forged alloy wheels from Fuchs. The 911 Targa, with its distinctive stainless steel roll bar, made its debut in late 1966 as the world’s first ever safety cabriolet. The semiautomatic Sportomatic four-speed transmission joined the lineup in 1967. With the 911T of the same year, and the later E and S variants, Porsche became the first German manufacturer to comply with strict US exhaust emission control regulations. The Porsche 911 became more and more powerful as displacement increased, initially to 2.2 liters (1969) and later to 2.4 (1971). The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 of 1972 with 210 hp engine and weighing less than 1000 kg remains the epitome of a dream car to this day. Its characteristic “ducktail” was the world’s first rear spoiler on a production vehicle.



The G-Series (1973) The Second Generation Ten years after its premiere, the engineers at Porsche gave the 911 its first thorough makeover. The G model was produced from 1973 to 1989, longer than any other 911 generation. It featured prominent bellows bumpers, an innovation designed to meet the latest crash test standards in the United States. Occupant protection was further improved by threepoint safety belts as standard equipment, as well as integrated headrests. One of the most important milestones in the 911 saga was the 1974 unveiling of the first Porsche 911 Turbo with a three-liter 260 hp engine and enormous rear spoiler. With its unique blend of luxury and performance, the Turbo became synonymous with the Porsche mystique. The next performance jump came in 1977 with the intercooler-equipped 911 Turbo 3.3. At 300 hp it was the best in its class. In 1983 the naturally aspirated 911 Carrera superseded the SC; with a 3.2 liter 231 hp engine, it became a favorite collectors’ item. Starting in 1982, fresh air enthusiasts could also order the 911 as a Cabriolet. The 911 Carrera Speedster, launched in 1989, was evocative of the legendary 356 of the fifties.

The 964 (1988) Classic Modern Just when automotive experts were predicting the imminent end of an era, in 1988 Porsche came out with the 911 Carrera 4 (964). After 15 years of production, the 911 platform was radically renewed with 85 percent new components, giving Porsche a modern and sustainable vehicle. Its aircooled 3.6 liter boxer engine delivered 250 hp. Externally, the 964 differed from its predecessors only slightly, in its aerodynamic polyurethane bumpers and automatically extending rear spoiler, but internally it was almost completely different. The new model was designed to captivate drivers not only with sporty performance but also with enhanced comfort. It came with ABS, Tiptronic, power steering, and airbags, and rode on a completely redesigned chassis with light alloy control arms and coil springs instead of the previous torsion-bar suspension. A revolutionary member of the new 911 line right from the start was the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 model. In addition to Carrera CoupĂŠ, Cabriolet and Targa versions, starting in 1990 customers could also order the 964 Turbo. Initially powered by the proven 3.3 liter boxer engine, in 1992 the Turbo was upgraded to a more powerful 360 hp 3.6 liter power plant. Today, the 964 Carrera RS, 911 Turbo S, and 911 Carrera 2 Speedster are in particularly high demand among collectors.

The 993 (1993) The Last Air-Cooled Models The 911 with the internal design number 993 remains the one true love of many a Porsche driver. The remarkably pleasing design has much to do with this. The integrated bumpers underscore the smooth elegance of its styling. The front section is lower-slung than on the earlier models, made possible by a switch from round to polyellipsoid headlights. The 993 quickly gained a reputation for exceptional dependability and reliability. It was also agile, as the first 911 with a newly designed aluminum chassis. The Turbo version was the first to have a bi-turbo engine, giving it the lowest-emission stock automotive powertrain in the world in 1995. The hollow-spoke aluminum wheels, never before used on any car, were yet another innovation of the all-wheel drive Turbo version. The Porsche 911 GT2 was aimed at the sports car purist who cherished the thrill of high speeds. An electric glass roof that slid under the rear window was one of the innovations of the 911 Targa. But the real reason dyed-in-the-wool Porsche enthusiasts still revere the 993 is that this model, produced from 1993 to 1998, was the last 911 with an air-cooled engine.



The 996 (1997) Water-Cooled

The 997 (2004) Classicism and Modernity

The 991 (2011) – Refined by Experience

The 996, which rolled off the assembly line from 1997 to 2005, represented a major turning point in the history of the 911. It retained all the character of its classic heritage, but was an entirely new automobile. This comprehensively redesigned generation was the first to be driven by a water-cooled boxer engine. Thanks to its four-valve cylinder heads it achieved 300 hp and broke new ground in terms of reduced emissions, noise, and fuel consumption.

In July 2004 Porsche unveiled the new generation 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S models, referred to internally as the 997. The clear oval headlights with separate blinkers in the front apron were a visual return to older 911 models, but the 997 offered more than just style. It was a high-performance vehicle, with a 3.6 liter boxer engine that turned out 325 hp while the new 3.8 liter engine of the Carrera S managed an incredible 355 hp.

This car, known internally as the 991, represents the greatest technical leap in the evolution of the 911. Already the class benchmark for decades, the new 911 generation raised performance and efficiency to new levels. A totally new suspension with a longer wheelbase, wider track, larger tires and an ergonomically optimized interior – it all adds up to an even sportier yet more comfortable driving experience.

The exterior design was a reinterpretation of the 911’s classic line, but with a lower drag coefficient (cW) of 0.30. The lines of the 996 were also a result of component sharing with Porsche’s successful Boxster model. Its most obvious exterior feature were the headlights with integrated turn signals, at first controversial but later copied by many other manufacturers. On the inside, drivers experienced an entirely new cockpit. Driving comfort now also played a greater role alongside the typical sporty characteristics. With the 996 Porsche launched an unprecedented product offensive with a whole series of new variations. The 911 GT3 became one of the highlights of the model range in 1999, keeping the tradition of the Carrera RS alive. The 911 GT2, the first car equipped with ceramic brakes as standard, was marketed as an extreme sports vehicle starting in the fall of 2000.



The chassis was also substantially reworked, and the Carrera S came with Porsche Active Suspension Management as standard equipment. In 2006 Porsche introduced the 911 Turbo, the first gasoline-powered production automobile to include a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. A model update in the fall of 2008 made the 997 even more efficient thanks to direct fuel injection and a dual clutch transmission. Never before had the 911 series made such extensive allowances to suit drivers’ individual preferences, and with Carrera, Targa, Cabriolet, rear or all-wheel drive, Turbo, GTS, special models, and road versions of GT racing cars, the 911 family ultimately comprised 24 model versions.

Technically, the 911 is the epitome of Porsche Intelligent Performance - even lower fuel consumption, even higher performance. This is due in part to the smaller 3.4 liter displacement in the Carrera basic model (yet developing 5 hp more than the 997/II), and to its hybrid steel/ aluminum construction, which significantly reduces curb weight. Other innovations include Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and the world’s first seven-gear manual transmission. The design of the 991 has likewise met with high critical acclaim. With its flat, stretched silhouette, exciting contours, and precisely designed details, the seventh generation of the Porsche 911 Carrera remains unmistakably a 911 that has once again succeeded in redefining the standard for automobile design. It is the best 911 of all time – until the next generation.

The Porsche Museum is celebrating “50 years of the Porsche 911” from June 4 - Sept. 29, 2013, with a special exhibition featuring the history and development of the 911. For more information visit www.

torque t al k Aston Martin debuts new V12 Vantage S sports car


British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has introduced the new V12 Vantage S, which is claimed to be the fastest model yet offered by the carmaker. The sports car is powered by a new AM28 6.0L V12 engine that features a Bosch engine management, while generates an output power of about 573PS and 620Nm of torque at 5,750rpm. The engine is mated to a new seven-speed Sportshift III hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission (AMT) that offers motorsport-style paddle shift changes to deliver optimum performance and efficiency, while assisting to achieve a highest speed of 205mph.


V12 Vantage S features race car technologies such as CNC machined combustion chambers and hollow cam shafts, in addition to a three-stage adaptive damping that enables the driver to more accurately modify the car’s dynamic character.

“BEST OF THE BEST SEDAN” The new Maserati Quattroporte has been chosen as the winner of the “Best of the Best Sedan” by the top US lifestyle magazine, The Robb Report. The Quattroporte will be portrayed in the 25th Annual “Best of the Best” issue, the annual culmination of a year’s search for the most extraordinary new products and services, which will be appearing on newsstands in June.

The new BMW M5 Saloon receives the recent changes to the 5 Series range while also adding M specific e n h a n c e m e n t s s u c h a s t h e M D o u b l e - s p o ke k i d n ey g r i l l e , c u r r e n t l y seen on the M6 Coupé and Convertible, as well as the new M Steering Wheel with M DCT paddles that f e a t u r e o n t h e s e m o d e l s . To t h e r e a r, t h e t a i l l i g h t s f e a t u r e n e w T h i n Blade technology, which provides clear defined light making it instantly recognisable as a BMW. Building on this enhanced design, power output is increased to 575hp providing the punch for the new Competition Package but also adds Sport suspension settings, Sport steering, Sport exhaust with Black Chrome exhaust tailpipes and exclusive 20 inch Double-spoke M light-alloy wheels. Additionally the Active M Differential is tuned to enhance agility during cornering while the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) is tuned to allow higher thresholds before the DSC intervenes. The Competition Package comes as a £ 6,700 option on top of the existing ‘standard’ M5 priced at £73,505 OTR. Other new options include 20-inch alloy wheels in black, an enhanced colour palette, upholster y and interior trim choice and Adaptive LED headlights.


The “Best of the Best” awards spans 26 product- and service-related categories within six departments: Wheels, Style, Journeys, Leisure, Home, and Wings & Water. Each category’s selections are based on set guidelines, elected by the Robb Report staff and outlined in each magazine section’s cover page. Winners are chosen exclusively by Robb Report editors. This year’s winner for “Best of the Best Sedan” is the all new Maserati Quattroporte. The new Quattroporte follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, which was awarded 57 international prizes over a life-period of 10 years by magazines all over the world, naturally including Robb Report. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE


Is the World ready to buy a car made in China?


oros Auto Co. Ltd. A new automaker from China was founded in 2007. The company is based in Changshu, a region of high importance for China’s rapidly growing automobile industry, where construction of its all-new, highly-efficient and environmentallysustainable production facility is nearing completion. It will have an initial production capacity of 150,000 vehicles per year, which can be increased to 450,000 vehicles per year. Qoros also operates an engineering centre in Shanghai, which is also the base for many commercial and purchasing functions, with further operations in Munich (Germany) and Graz (Austria).

Qoros’ aim is to be the first Chinese car brand accepted at an international level and it plans to do so by rethinking the traditional automarketing standard to create a practical, more “social” vehicle suited to urban life. Unlike other Chinese car companies, typically known for substandard, unsafe vehicles, Qoros is a venture between Israel’s richest man and state-owned Chinese automaker Chery Automobile and it employs European executives and designers who are veterans of companies like Volkswagen and BMW. One of Qoros’ biggest challenges is overcoming deeply-rooted stigmas against “Made in China.” which many Chinese distrust and given that Qoros’ primary market and the world’s largest car market are the Chinese! The company’s tagline is “A New Drive.” - The Qoros 3 sedan, priced from $21,000 to $29,000, is scheduled to go on sale in China and Eastern Europe at the end of 2013. A hatchback model set for release in early 2014 will help pave entry into Western European markets. Qoros’ biggest problem however may not be the product, but the market into which it’s launching, with car sales flat in China and on the decline in Europe. “The concept is good however the timing is unfortunate,” said Bertel Schmitt, editor-in-chief of automotive website The Truth About Cars.



The Qoros 3 Sedan Elegant design, class-leading interior space, generous specification, high safety standards As the first of the brand’s models, the styling of the Qoros 3 Sedan draws heavily on contemporary European automotive design and introduces a distinctive brand identity. Key elements introduced with the Qoros 3 Sedan include an athletic, elegant profile, short overhangs, a coupé-like silhouette and a roof which flows smoothly into the strong rear quarters. The Qoros 3 Sedan is relatively large for the compact segment, and endows it with unusually generous interior space.

Besides class-leading space and top-quality interior, the Qoros 3 Sedan will feature as standard an advanced infotainment system that is unique in the automotive sector. The eight-inch capactive touchscreen was developed in-house by Qoros with displays designed for minimal driver distraction, replacing the array of switches and buttons that blights many modern car interiors. The system features a state-of-the-art navigation system, extensive social networking connectivity and the ability for drivers to book dealer service appointments. The highly sophisticated safety technology of the Qoros 3 Sedan is engineered to achieve top scores in European and Chinese crash tests. Its body architecture is based on the very latest insights in the field of accident safety and occupant protection. Precise arrangement

impact-bearing structures and deformation zones ensure that the passenger cell is protected from the most diverse types of collision events. In addition, the Qoros 3 Sedan is equipped with front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags as well as roof-mounted curtain airbags which deploy to cover the front and rear window apertures.

The Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept and Qoros 3 Estate Concept: Versatile driving pleasure with innovative hybrid drive technology and modern functionality The Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept presents the application of signature styling themes introduced on the Qoros 3 Sedan to possible future compact hatchback and crossover models. Enhanced traction properties and an advanced hybrid drive demonstrate that engineering innovations is a core strategic activity for Qoros. Intelligent control software ensures seamless transition among different drive modes.

The Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept

The Qoros 3 Estate Concept showcases a vision of a future wagon model that provides generous and highly versatile interior space geared towards the travel needs of modern families. A great deal of thought has been given to the development of a wide range of storage compartments and attachment fittings that optimise the functionality of the cabin for both everyday trips and long-distance travel. Using the same platform and distinctive clean, elegant styling of the Qoros 3 Sedan, it features a sympathetically elongated roofline and a large tailgate. The signature horizontal styling themes emphasise the long body profile and the large side windows give the five-door estate body an aesthetically-pleasing, stretched look.

The Qoros 3 Estate Concept



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An iconic name for a car that encompasses the very best of Prancing Horse passion, technology and exclusivity






he successor to the Ferrari Enzo has officially been unveiled. on the 5th March 2013, the wraps came off and the Prancing Horse’s eagerly-anticipated limited edition design of which only 499 were made was finally uneviled to the world. LaFerrari also known as the F70, or by its project name, F150 is Ferrari´s hybrid sports car described as the most comprehensive Ferrari ever. “We chose to call this model LaFerrari,” declared Ferrari’s President, Luca di Montezemolo, “because it defines our compan excellence. Excellence in terms of technological innovation,performance, visionary styling and the sheer thrill of driving. Aimed at our collectors, this is a truly extraordinary car which encompasses advanced solutions that, in the future, will find their way onto the rest of the range, and it represents the benchmark for the entire automotive industry. LaFerrari is the finest expression of our company’s unique, unparalleled engineering and design know-how, including that acquired in Formula 1”. For Ferrari the development of a limited edition car like the LaFerrari represents an opportunity to experiment with all the technological solutions that will eventually filter down onto the production cars, of particular significance in this context is the introduction of the hybrid system which, making full use of the Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 KERS know-how, results in a solution that exalts Ferrari’s fundamental values – performance and driving thrills. The hybrid technology used, known as HY-KERS, represents the perfect combination of maximum performance and lower emissions. LaFerrari in fact emits just 330 g/km of CO2 but without resorting to electric-only drive which would not fit the mission of this model. The HY-KERS system has been designed so that in future applications a car can be driven using exclusively electric power for a few kilometres and, during development testing, a full-electric version of LaFerrari achieved just 220 g/km of CO2 emissions on the combined cycle. The LaFerrari is equipped with dynamic controls that are integrated for the first time ever on a Ferrari road car with active aerodynamics and the HY-KERS system. Thanks to Ferrari’s proprietary logic which govern all the systems, the car can achieve absolute levels of performance, aerodynamic efficiency and handling without any form of compromise in any area. A very advanced and uncompromising approach was also taken with the interior design which features an HMI inspired by F1 singleseaters.





Architecture The LaFerrari’s architecture posed the first challenge for the Prancing Horse team at the planning stage of the design the main aim was to achieve an ideal weight distribution and a compact wheelbase despite the extra bulk of the hybrid system. The result is that all of the masses are situated between the car’s two axles and as close as possible to the floor to lower its centre of gravity and thus guarantees dynamic handling. The electric motor is coupled with the F1 dual-clutch gearbox to the benefit of optimal weight distribution, but also to boosting energy efficiency as torque is instantly available to the wheels and, vice versa, from the The layout of the cabin has also made a significant contribution in this regard, the seat is fixed and can be tailored to the drivers needs while both the pedal box and steering wheel are adjustable. The driving position is similar to that of a race model and was designed after a consultation with the Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who played an active role throughout the development process. The LaFerrari’s chassis features no less than four different types of carbon-fibre, all hand-laminated and autoclave-cured in the racing department using the same design and production methods as the Formula 1 car. This helped optimise the design: various functions were applied (e.g. seats and battery compartment) to the chassis to improve torsional rigidity (+27%) and beam stiffness (+22%) whilst cutting weight.

Powertrain The LaFerrari is the first car in Ferrari’s history to be powered by the HY-KERS system. The ICE represents the pinnacle of engine development and research, with a 6262 cc V12 that punches out 800 CV and revs to a maximum of 9,250 rpm, a record for an engine of this displacement. It also features a very high 13.5:1 compression ratio and a high specific output equal to 128 CV per litre. The engine is coupled with a 120 Kw (163 CV) electric motor, giving it a combined power output of 963 CV. The high torque levels available at low revs from the electric motor allowed the engineers to optimise the internal combustion engine’s performance at higher revs, thus providing a constant supply of power throughout the rev range. Total torque generated is in excess of 900 Nm. 148


The hybrid system is composed of two electric motors developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli – one powering the driven wheels and the second the ancillaries – and a battery pack attached to the floor of the chassis consisting of cells that are assembled in the Scuderia Ferrari department where the KERS for the F138 is also made.

The electric motor is coupled with the F1 dual-clutch gearbox to the benefit of optimal weight distribution, but also to boot energy efficiency as torque is instantly avaible to the wheels and, vice versa, from the wheels to the electric motor in recharging.

The Scuderia’s expertise allowed considerable savings in weight and size of the individual components and the batteries weigh just 60 kg while providing the highest energy density possible for this kind of application.

Active aerodynamics play an essential role, as they allow a complete adjustability of the car’s configuration to attain LaFerrari’s exceptional performance.

The batteries are charged in different ways: under braking (even hard braking with the ABS active) and every time the V12 produces more torque than required, such as in cornering. In the latter instance, rather than the being sent to the wheels, the excess torque is converted to energy and stored in the batteries.


The engineers’ aim was to deliver the highest degree of aerodynamic efficiency ever achieved with any road car. To boost efficiency, the LaFerrari sports active aerodynamic devices front and rear which generate downforce when needed without compromising the car’s overall drag coefficient.

These devices deploy automatically on the basis of a number of different performance parameters which are monitored in real time by the car’s dynamic vehicle controls, thus guaranteeing the ideal configuration on the basis of the driving conditions.

Control systems Another innovative aspect of the LaFerrari is the integration of its active aerodynamics and hybrid system with the other dynamic control systems aboard. This means the car responds intelligently to driver inputs, making for a seamless blend of unprecedented performance and unparalleled driving emotions. Proprietary Ferrari algorithms deliver optimal integration of the electric motor and V12 for instantaneous response. In cornering, for instance, the HY-KERS keeps the V12’s revs high to guarantee better acceleration on exit. The LaFerrari’s Brembo braking system is also integrated with the hybrid system, and incorporates several new features, including new lightweight callipers designed to guarantee correct cooling and carbon-ceramic material (CCM) discs featuring a new composition. The car’s extreme performance potential called for a different tyre set-up, with 265/30 R 19 Pirelli P-Zeros on the front and 345/30 R 20s on the rear. All in all the car guarantees maximum driving thrills in every situation and performance levels are top level: 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and 0-200 km/h in under 7 seconds, a lap time at Fiorano of under 1’20” – 5 seconds faster than the Enzo and over 3 seconds faster than the F12berlinetta. LaFerrari is thus the fastest road car in Maranello’s long history.

Styling The Ferrari design team led by Flavio Manzoni developed the LaFerrari’s styling working in close synergy with the engineers to emphasise the exacting link between form and function. The result is an extreme, innovative design which retains close links to the marque’s tradition.

tail section that exudes uncompromising sportiness.

This is most evident in its side profile: the car has a sharp, downward-sloping nose and a very low bonnet which emphasises its muscular wheelarches, a clear nod to the gloriously exuberant forms of late 1960s Ferrari sports prototypes.

The signature bridge on which the F1 gearbox functions are clustered has taken on a sleek, suspended wing-like shape. The whole interior, in fact, has a fiercely track-inspired, pared-back allure.

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“We are not just people here to enjoy the sunshine and enjoy the warmer climate but we are also here to deal with important issues throughout the world. I am lucky with the little power I have which is economical and the people I know that I can use, within the system, to help sick children. This is the point I really want to put across in this interview so that people reading this will hopefully follow my beliefs. To me the bottom line is that we are human beings and we should care about the children. A child is indefensible. They need love, they need care; they need medicine. It does not matter what their creed or colour is, we can look after every child in the world and can create a better future for all of us as a generation. That is what I really care about.” Well that was the opening statement from Sandro Morelli – the doyenne of Restaurateurs and owner of the world renowned restaurant in Marbella, Villa Tiberio. Sandro’s humility and passion for helping the sick and needy stems from the moment he was born as he reveals in this heart-warming interview. “I have led a very interesting and beautiful life but I am so thankful to my mother. I was born very poor during the war. Aged 9 years old I saw my father crying. I said to my mother, why is my father crying? She told me because we have nothing to eat. That moment in time turned my life around and made me become a proper caring human being. The fact that I was born into poverty and went to work at 11 years old has given me the right balance in life and made me appreciate what I can achieve; made me a better human being and given me humility. Since that time my life has been an incredible journey. I went to London when I was eighteen years old where I slept in the street, in police stations and at the Salvation Army. My first job was working at the Brompton Hospital in 1959, then I became a cook, a chef, and following that went to work at The Ritz Hotel as a waiter and a cook and then Restaurant Manager. After that I worked at The Cavendish Hotel in Jermyn Street from 19661970. I was the General Manager and made a lot of contacts including Bob Hope. I then opened my first restaurant in 1976, Barbarellas in the Fulham Road with my brother. My first Restaurant was conceived after I was taken out to dinner at Annabels. I thought their concept of a proper club with music and dancing was perfect. This writer then explained that she was named after Annabels, because she was ‘conceived’ following a night there. Sandro immediately quips back, ‘congratulations’. Barbarellas became successful very very quickly. We were full every night. We were making a fortune from American Express. I never forget the expression – don’t leave home without out it. I was then asked to be on television and radio. I met many famous people. Princess Diana used to come there, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Brian Epstein amongst many others. I ran that for twenty years. In 1979 I opened Barbarellas 2 in South Kensington which I had for eighteen years. 158




After that I decided I did not want to live in the British climate any longer. I wanted to live in Newport Beach California where Charlton Heston, a great friend of mine had a house where I was lucky enough to have lunch. Charlton introduced me to many people. I loved them and loved the Country.” However instead of opening a restaurant there as originally planned, Sandro stayed there for a year and then returned to Europe where he met Sean Connery, a customer of his, who said he had a home in Marbella for ten years and had fallen in love with that part of the world. “In 1989 I bought this villa. It was very run down. It took two years to renovate it and transform it into the magnificent property it is today. It is 7,000 square metres of real estate near the Marbella Club Hotel.” What was your initial concept for the restaurant? “Whilst in England my concept was all indoors with the food and the dancing. Here of course, it is completely different because we have the climate so I have tried to make the best of the country I am living in. To create the very best establishment in the sunshine with beautiful gardens.” Sandro Morelli’s love affair with his gardens began 18 years ago when he came to Marbella and fell in love with its beauty and simplicity. He says, “They may forget about the name of the restaurant or what they eat but they will never forget the gardens. So I made something very special that people can admire and enjoy. Many people travel miles just to look at the gardens. They enjoy dinner in stunning surroundings.” Indeed Sandro won a coveted award for the most beautiful garden in Andalucia 4 years ago.



His gardens are undoubtedly a great passion. “When I lived in England most of the gardens because of the climate, were designed very formal with shrubs here and there. Here what I try to do with each corner of my garden is put in fountains; create stunning architectural designs with many different plants and other features. My idea is that people’s eyes wander from one place to another and that is what makes a beautiful garden. In English you would say a visual aid!” says Sandro. Sandro has offered to come to my home to help with mine. Wow It would be the greatest honour, if indeed I had a garden!!! When Piers Morgan came to Marbella Sandro was interviewed on his programme. He proclaimed whilst talking to Sandro, that his Restaurant was one of the most beautiful in Europe. So obviously apart from Piers Morgans high accolade, and an accolade indeed coming from Simon Cowell’s protégé who can occasionally be rather acerbic, to put it mildly, What has been Sandro’s other proudest moments? “My proudest and most exciting moments in my life, among others, have always been about raising money for charity. The more I raise the happier I am. At times I have collected 730€ in one evening from people who cannot attend my Charity events, but want to support them. Sandro has just hosted an event in aid of Children with Leukaemia at Villa Tiberio. On the night throughout the glittering dinner there were performances by several well known artistes on the coast including Lynn Fisher, 162


Karen and Bill Padley, Tres Divos and Zoe Hughes together with stars from London’s West End. MC on the night was well known Comedian Mr Aaron James. Guest also enjoyed fundraising games, a raffle and seriously competitive bidding at their auction with many items donated from such names as Damon Hill, Karen Brady, Harry Redknapp, and Martin Edwards – former Chairman of Manchester United. The evening which was sold out with over 260 people attending, raised in the region of € 25,000 + approx.

Sandro’s next event is being held on November 2nd, in aid of Cudeca. It is a dinner with tickets at 95€; of which Sandro donates 45€ for each person to the Charity. Sandro once again reiterates his passion for helping sick children. “The way I look at the world and my experience´s of being a father and a grandfather, one thing I have learned is that if you love and care for your children and give them the right upbringing in life, they will be good human beings. The more we have of them, the better the world will be. When you see in the world so much money being spent on wars with people killing each other, and then you see a child die because they need water, food and medicine it is heart breaking

and so wrong. That is why I battle privately to do what I can to help these children. The children are our future. If we can look after the children of the world, we would have a better world for our children, our children and grand children and generations to come. We have to learn to be less selfish and become much more aware of the problems and we have to work to be able to do it. It is not a question anymore of ‘there is no money’ or I cannot share because I have not got it myself. That is not the case. If we can spend billions and billions to maim and destroy human beings, then we have the money to help the children throughout the world. We start with the child. When a child is born we can make them beautiful people. It is up to us to do that.” Obviously with Sandro’s standing within the community here in Marbella and throughout Europe, there have been other proud moments that will always remain memorable. “One moment has to be when Prince Rainier of Monaco came to my Restaurant. I was never told he was coming. I saw him at the bar with four people in the summer. I put him on a lovely table in the garden and I spoke to him in two different languages; Italian and French. I said to him when he left Your Highness it has been a pleasure to have you in my restaurant. He replied, ‘it was my pleasure to be in your restaurant. It is a beautiful place and I will be coming back.’ Well twice he made a reservation but he had to cancel because he was not well. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE


A Marbella Tradition..... party of people. He said what a fabulous evening he had and in such a glorious setting. Next thing I know is I have a telephone call from the Italian Parliament asking for all my contact details. I then receive a parcel with a photograph from him saying ‘To Sandro Morelli, a big hug from Silvio Berluscuni.’ That was very special. Finally, a gentleman called Chris who came in three weeks ago. He always comes into my restaurant, with his wife and two children. They loved the place. He came alone and told me his wife had died.

I was very proud because of the compliment he gave me. It meant a lot to me. The other moment was when Silvio Berlusconi came in about four or five years ago with a 164


I was shocked and so saddened. However he said could he bury her ashes here, as she so loved the gardens? I immediately agreed. He came a couple of weeks later with a lovely box and we buried them underneath the bougainvillea.” What is so charming and unique about Villa Tiberio is that Sandro has managed to retain the glamour and elegance of Marbella

in the 50’s to the present day. I asked him how he has achieved this, where many establishments clearly have not! “Firstly I am lucky enough to have been a professional in this business all my life and Secondly I love what I do. I don’t care about the money. I love meeting people and sharing my beautiful place. My values have remained the same. Marbella is a beautiful place and I understand we have tremendous potential here to create wealth and work at it. It does not matter if I have a hundred people coming; I still look after each and every one individually.”



Such is Sandro’s outstanding hospitality coupled with the sheer beauty of Villa Tiberio it is hardly surprising that his restaurant is patronised by the rich and famous. Such names include The King of Saudi Arabia, Sir Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Des O’Connor, the Vice President of the United States - Dan Quayle, Alan Sugar, Lord Carrington, and Alain Prost, among countless others. As Sandro puts it eloquently, “If you sell beauty, they will always come back and appreciate it, time and time again.” Sandro’s undoubted reputation as not only one of the finest restaurateurs but also the finest host, has, over the years, obviously held many glitzy events at Villa Tiberio. These have included the King of Saudi Arabia hosting a wedding for his niece. “I think they must have spent three more times on flowers than on the day itself!” says Sandro.In one sentence, how would you describe your Morelli’s golden touch within the restaurant business? “Humility, sensibility and honesty.” The Morelli dynasty will undoubtedly reign for many years to come, especially in light of the fact that Sandro’s son Marco and Carlo are now opening a new restaurant Serafina within The Puente Romano Hotel. You must be delighted and very proud. “Yes I am.” Finally, I ask Sandro what would you say in a nutshell is the secret of your success with Villa Tiberio “Caring. Caring is what I do, spending time with each and every one of my clientele, within the surroundings of my beautiful gardens. Think moonlight, the scent of lilies clinging to night air, Pavarotti singing in the background. It’s as good, baby, as it gets.” Well caring is exactly what he has been doing for many years; not only being a magnificent host to his clientele, but ensuring the welfare of sick children throughout the world. His final quote brought a tear to my eye as I feel sure it will to all who read this. “If I can wipe a tear of the face of one child in the world then I am happy”.




Welcome to the Beckitts Bar & Restaurant Infused with an International flavour and a selection of specials every evening, there is something to suit everyone’s palette on Beckitt’s menu, the menu delights and excites, offering both daring and simple homely dishes. Open 18:00 - 23:00 Early Bird Menu available 18:00 - 20:00 (July & August 18:00 - 21:00)

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La Fiorentina



Ladies Lunch Every Wednesday from 14:00 to 16:00 Come enjoy a delicious lunch and experience the La Fiorentina fantastic atmosphere.

Why not treat yourself to a manicure or discover what the future has in store for you with a tarot reading. A great afternoon for the ladies to all get together.

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MONDAYS - SATURDAY Elvis Presley Rolling Stones Rod Stewart Dean Martin Marilyn Monroe Joe Cocker Amy Winehouse and many more!

S U N D AY Open everyday

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R E S TAU R A N T Fine Indian Cuisine


o two people in the country will agree on the exact recipe of a favourite dish.

and fragrance and leave you wanting more!.. “ To share a relaxed meal with friends or colleagues is one of life’s little pleasures”

Recipes are handed down from generation to generation, verbally in the kitchen and are closely guarded secrets in most cases, but all agree, a dish is well cooked when the spices blend into the well cooked meat.

Spice Village situated on the New Golden Mile, prides itself on offering the most exotic and delicious dishes from India in a warm relaxed atmosphere.

The spices should not have disparate flavour, or taste raw. No one spice should over-power the other and be so intrusive as to completely hide the true taste of the vegetable or meat dish being cooked.

Our food is freshly made to order, so whether you prefer mild dishes such as Chicken Korma, Chicken Tikka Massala or a fiery Vindaloo or Phal dish we can ensure you’ll find the right curry to tantalise your tastebuds..

It should help maintain and enhance the character of the dish, give it colour

For reservations or take away orders Please call 951 27 82 86 Open Tuesday-Sunday Lunch: 13:00 -16:00 and Dinner 19:00 Urb: Guadalmansa, Edif Saliñas, Local 6, CN 340 KM 163 – 164, Estepona SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE



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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon The Landmark | Hong Kong | Tel: +852 2166 9000 |

Bringing sexy back to French cuisine The seductive black and red interior of Robuchon’s Hong Kong Empire is as alluring as the cooking. But all eyes are on the food at L’Atelier – the seating is at a bar counter wrapped around the open kitchen. It’s both entertaining and educational to watch such accomplished chefs prepare and cook classic Robuchon dishes, from lobster pasta to sea urchin with cauliflower cream. The enduring concept is French food served in small ‘tapas’ portions.



8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana The Landmark | Hong Kong | Tel: +852 2537 8859 |

A taste of Italian showmanship and superbly executed cuisine Named after the autobiographical Federico Fellini film about a search for inspiration, 8½ has been a Hong Kong favourite since Italian chef Umberto Bombana opened it in 2010 following 15 years at the Ritz Carlton’s Toscana restaurant.

Based in the upmarket Prince’s Building mall, the room has an unfussy, sophisticated décor of chocolate leather, smoky marble floor, glass and mirrors, while the well-chosen menu is refreshingly succinct. As you might expect, the pasta courses, including artisanal chitarra and cavatelli with shellfish ragout, are superb – demonstrating the skilled layering of flavours only achieved by a master. Italian classics make up the excellent meat and fish mains, including sea bass cooked in Sorrento lemon, Milanese veal chop and bone-in rib eye with olive oil – typically simple executions which allow the quality of the produce to do the talking. The dolce menu is a tantalising offer of sizes and numbers: lemon soufflé in small, medium or large; a coffee trio of tiramisu, warm tart and ice cream; and Grand Cru Chocolate in five styles (brûlée, fondant, cream, ice cream and jelly). And on most days Bombana, who is originally from Bergamo in Northern Italy, emerges from his kitchen to extend greetings to his delighted diners.



Lung King Heen Four Seasons Hotel | Hong Kong | Tel: +852 3196 8880 |

Three-star dim sum specialist with harbour views to die for Meaning ‘view of the dragon’, Lung King Heen was the world’s first Chinese restaurant to receive three Michelin stars. Situated within the Four Season Hotel the elegant décor and soaring views over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour are enough to draw diners, it’s the food that keeps them coming back. The roasted meats are in a class of their own, with richly flavoured goose and barbecued suckling pig covered in a paper-thin crispy skin. But it’s the famous dim sum that steals the culinary show: bite-sized parcels of dumpling goodness including crispy taro with shrimp and black truffle and steamed lobster and scallop served with three types of sauce.



GOLDEN SUN Authentic Chinese & Cantonese Cuisine Serving the finest, freshest food to eat in or take away Open everyday from 12:30 to 24:30 Easy Parking Centro Commercial Benevista, 28 CN 340 km 167 Opposite the Crowne Plaza Hotel 29680 Estepona

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is a happening place, somewhere to really live the moment!

tanino is one of the most welcoming open air venue on the Costa del Sol which has made it one of the most popular restaurants in Estepona, situated only five minutes from Puerto Banus.

of dishes from home-made pasta, char-grilled steaks, fusion dishes such as stir fryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and our new concept of Indian cuisine plus home-made deserts including our delicious cheese cake and Tiramisu.

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With this tantalising variety of dishes tanino offers a fresh gastronomic concept, influenced by its two sister restaurants in Madrid.

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Who would have thought that Jose Rueda who had acquired a wooden beach bar called “The Esquilones” would today some 35 years later have transformed the then virtually undeveloped area into one of the busiest restaurant and bar in the area. “As with all beginnings, it was difficult”, says Jose but with hard work and an growing trend in the snack bar trade Jose was able to build what is now called the White Pearl Restaurant in 1987 and today the restaurant is one of the busiest restaurants in the area. Specialising in Mediterranean cuisine with a large variety of fresh fish & rice dishes, La Perla Blanca is dedicated to providing the best food, made ​​ with only natural ingredients and traditional recipes, only fresh fish caught that day is used and prepared to make there succulent dishes and this is why La Perla Blanca has gained themselves an internationally clientele. Dining on the large terrace overlooking the sea and people watching is a relaxing affair, with its natural sand dunes and beautiful flora and fauna this unique setting is considered by some at just breath-taking. For those who wish to embrace there romantic side nothing can be more romantic then watching the sun go down with your loved ones sipping a glass of chilled wine and enjoying a Mediterranean meal with the cool breeze of the ocean in the evening air. Besides lunch and dinner La Perla Blanca also offer the possibility to have breakfast by the sea with a varied breakfast menu of either a typical Andalucian breakfast or an English breakfast. “We work tirelessly every day to provide an excellent service and every day we make our customers feel at home with our friendly atmosphere, lovely surroundings, and typical traditional cuisine” Jose we agree!!

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he Perla 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 everyday providing a high class service and succulent cuisine.

Ctra. de Cadiz, Km 192 C/ Agata, s/n Urb. White Pearl Beach 29604 Elviria Marbella

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Indulge your sweet or savoury side with a visit to

For just over 5 years Cafeteria & Panaderia La Heredia or the “Dutch Bakery” as people loving refer to it, has been making a bakery lover’s fantasy come true. Located only 3 minutes from the motorway up the mountain between San Pedro and Ronda within the beautiful village enclave of La Heredia, this wonderful bakery has set the benchmark for bakeries across the Costa del Sol and is a delight to the senses and a testament to its continued success. Owned and run by the charming Yvonne Van Kleef and her husband Jose, this delightful bakery offers everything from baked breads, imported cheeses from Holland, home-made chutneys, chicken coronation, sausage rolls, wines and a great assortment of cakes and tarts.

When you enter Cafeteria & Panaderia, you are greeted by the welcoming aroma of fresh baked breads and pastries which will set your senses alight. For those who enjoy starting the day with something special, Cafeteria & Panaderia offers natural juices freshly squeezed, freshly made smoothies or coffee. The tasty breakfast, lunch and snack menus offer everything you would expect from a wonderful variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, their famous home-made meat balls (which are enormous!) carpaccio, pastrami, pasta, paella, schnitzels with homemade French fries, hamburgers with home-made French fries or Steak PLUS a large selection of quiches. The Bakery has a large welcoming newly refurbished terrace where people can sit relax and savor the aromas from within, and I dare anyone to smell these delicious aromas and not be tempted! For those on the run, take the bakery home with you! Cafeteria & Panaderia’s deli counter offers a take away service so you can enjoy the nutritious homemade goodness of their breads & snacks without the fuss of cooking plus they also offer catering for barbeques & small parties. Cafeteria & Panaderia La Heredia is focused on, in addition to it’s delicious breads and pastries, optimum service and Jose & Yvonne, together with their sons Sebastian and Daniel, offer a warm and welcoming service and will do everything within there power to provide you with a memorable experience



Dutch Bakery • Cheese • Deli • Gourmet • Wine Open: Monday – Sunday 9am – 5pm Ctra. de Ronda km 43, Benahavis 29679 t: 952 927 081 • e: Cafeteria y Panaderia La Heredia SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE






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Rancho Grill Specialists in Grill & Chateaubriand New Tiffany room For private parties and celebrations

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Grill El Rancho - Las Chapas Tel: 952 831 922 Daily Menu €17,50 (+ VAT)

Live Music every Saturday

Two of the finest grill restaurants on the coast specialising in Charcoal Grill & Stonegrill. Extensive Wine List. 10% DISCOUNT FOR VIP CARDHOLDERS VALID FOR BOTH RESTAURANTS

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Grill del Puerto We get copied for a reason come and taste why!!!

Grill del Puerto - Puerto Banús First Line - Tel: 952 811 686 Daily Menu €19,50 (+ VAT) The restaurant has a team of multi-lingual staff on hand and groups & celebrations are welcome. To avoid disappointment make sure you book early. Contact on 952 811 686 or for bookings in El Rancho Grill or contact ingrid@banusgrill for bookings in Grill del Puerto. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE 189





RESTAURANT Steak ‘n’ Ribs specialises in serving succulent Steaks, tasty Beef, Pork & Lamb, Chicken, Fsh 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. Urb. El Paraiso, Ctra. de Cadiz, Km 167, Estepona T. +34 952 886 828



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 go to

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





De´Medici Restaurant Fridays & Saturdays - Opera and Dean Martin Our specials menu changes weekly Famous for our W hite A sparagus from Peru and once monthly Imperial Oysters



Gianni & Brigitte Pagani Open Monday to Saturday 19:30 to 23:30 (Dinner only) closed Sundays reservations reccomended U rb. El Pilar, Calle Sabinillas s/n, 29680 EsteponaT. +34 952 88 46 87








hinese-American chef, Ken Hom is famous for his impressive and delicious Chinese cuisine. From traditional chicken Chow Mein to mouth-watering chilli spare ribs, Ken is the master of all things wok and stir-fried. If you love Chinese food, you’ll love some of the quick and easy recipes from Ken. We’ve got some of his classic Chinese recipes like garlic Spring Rolls, Green Chicken Curry and spicy scallops

Spring Rolls (Serves 15 – 18) Serve these spring rolls with a Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

INGREDIENTS 1 packet spring roll skins 1 egg, beaten 1.2 litres (2 pints) groundnut oil for the filling 25g (1oz) dried Chinese black mushrooms 100g (4oz) raw prawns, shelled, deveined and very finely chopped 100g (4oz) minced fatty pork 1½ tbsp groundnut oil 2 tbsp chopped garlic 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh root ginger 1½ tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry 3 tbsp finely chopped spring onions

1 tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 225g (8oz) Chinese leaves, finely shredded FOR THE MARINADE 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry 1 tsp sesame oil ½ tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

METHOD 1. Soak the dried mushrooms in warm water, then drain and thoroughly dry them. Remove and discard the stems and finely shred the mushrooms. 2. Combine the prawns and pork with all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. 3. Heat a wok over a high heat.Add the 1½ tablespoons of groundnut oil and, when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 20 seconds. 4. Add all the rest of the filling ingredients, including the mushrooms and the prawn and meat mixture, and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Place the mixture in a colander to drain and leave to cool thoroughly. 5. Place 3–4 tablespoons of the filling near the end of each spring roll skin, then fold in the sides and roll up tightly. 6. Seal the open end by brushing a small amount of the beaten egg along the edge, then pressing together gently. You should have a roll about 10cm (4in) long, a little like an oversized cigar. 7. Rinse out the wok and reheat it over a high heat, then add the oil for deepfrying.When the oil is hot and slightly smoking, gently drop in as many spring rolls as will fit easily in one layer. Fry the spring rolls until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Adjust the heat as necessary. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on a wire rack, then on kitchen paper. Cook the remaining spring rolls in the same way. Serve them at once, hot and crispy, with the sweet and sour sauce for dipping.



Green Chicken CurRY (Serves 4) The richness of the coconut milk combined with green curry paste and chicken is a winning combination INGREDIENTS 450g (1lb) boneless skinless chicken thighs 2 sticks of lemon grass 1½ tbsp vegetable oil 2–3 tbsp Thai green curry paste 3 tbsp finely sliced shallots 3 tbsp coarsely chopped garlic 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh galangal or root ginger 4 kaffir lime leaves or 2 tsp shredded lime zest 1 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla) 2 tsp sugar 225g (8oz) pea aubergines, left whole, or ordinary aubergines cut into 2.5cm (1in) chunks 1 x 400ml (14fl oz) tin of coconut milk a handful of fresh coriander leaves a handful of fresh Thai basil leaves salt METHOD 1. Cut the chicken into 2.5cm (1in) chunks. Peel off the tough outer layers of the sticks of lemon grass, leaving the tender, whitish centre, and chop it finely. 2. Heat a wok or large frying pan until it is very hot and add the oil. Add the green curry paste and stir-fry for 2 minutes, then add the chicken and mix until it is coated with the paste. 3. Now add the lemon grass, shallots, garlic, galangal or ginger, lime

leaves or zest, fish sauce, sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt and stir-fry for another minute. 4. Add the aubergines and pour in the coconut milk and 3 tablespoons of water. Turn the heat to low and simmer for around 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Add the coriander and basil leaves, give the mixture a good stir and serve at once.

Spicy Scallops in Sun Dried Tomatoes

(Serves 4) ‘Nothing is easier to stir-fry than fresh scallops, especially in a hot wok. The heat seals in all the goodness and juices. Here I have matched them with an unusual combination of sun-dried tomatoes, lemon and coriander for a light, refreshing flavour. INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp ground nut oil 450g (1lb) fresh scallops, including the corals 2 tsp finely chopped fresh root ginger 2 tbsp de-seeded and finely shredded red chillies 3 tbsp finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander salt and white or black pepper METHOD 1. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat and add the olive and ground nut oils. When they are very hot and slightly smoking, add the scallops and stir-fry for 30 seconds, until lightly browned. 2. Immediately add the ginger and chillies and stirfry for 1 minute. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes, lemon zest, sugar and some salt and pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Stir in the fresh coriander, mix well and serve at once. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE 201


Restaurante Asiatico Enjoy some of the very best Thai & Chinese Cuisine on the Costa del Sol. Al fresco dining on our lovely summer terrace...



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he 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.

An heroic outlaw from English legend, and the world’s favourite hero, Robin Hood has been immortalised as one of Costa del Sol’s finest English Inn’s

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 Homemade 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 for. 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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Fancy a wee dram? In China the new powerhouse of the world economy, whisky is becoming something of a status symbol for the young and rich these new whisky drinkers – mostly affluent, self-made men — are shelling out big money for single malts, skipping the blended Scotches altogether, which are typically a starter for new drinkers of this liquor in the West and are going straight to the single malts.

But what is single malt? What is a blended whisky? Aren’t scotch, rye and bourbon whiskies? And what is the difference between whiskey and whisky?



Mark Twain once said:

“too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough”


o start let’s keep it simple. A true whisky is any booze distilled from some sort of fermented grain mash including malted barley, corn, rye or a combination of these grains. A true whiskey must also be distilled at a minimum of 40% ABV (alcohol by volume). There’s a lot of different rules and jargon involved in making the five main sub-genres of whiskey: scotch, Irish whiskey, rye, bourbon and Tennessee whiskey. So below we will try to shed some light on this water of life. Single malt whisky offers the greatest variation and depth of flavour of any spirits, despite being made from just barley, yeast and water. A single malt whisky must be produced at a single distillery, distilled from only malted barley and water. The

mash must be processed at the distillery and converted into a fermentable substrate using only endogenous enzyme systems and fermented only with the addition of yeast. The spirit must be aged for at least three years and one day and have nothing added to it save for water and spirit caramel. Whisky must be distilled to no more than 94.8% alcohol by volume and bottled at no less than 40%.

Blended refers to whisky that is a mix of different vintages from different distilleries. It is generally the product of mixing one or more single malt whiskies made from 100% malted grain (such as barley or rye) together with other grain whiskies or neutral grain spirits. Scotland, Ireland, and Canada are the most common countries of origin for blends.

Single malts are often aged - the older they are the more developed the flavour and the higher the price of the bottle.

Most blended whiskies do not list an age. When a blended scotch whisky does so, each individual malt and grain whisky must be at least as old as the age listed.

Popular Brands: Bowmore, Talisker, Glenmorangie, Lagavulin, Jura

Popular Brands: Bells, Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker, Black Grouse, Teachers

The Sub Genres of Whisky: Scotch whisky’s must be made from a fermented grain mash, put simply Scotch is made from malted barley. Most Scotches are made from just barley, water and yeast. The drink must also endure a vigorous aging process. Scotch has to be aged in oak casks for a minimum of three years with an ABV of less than 94.8%. The last defining character of a true Scotch is its origin. If it wasn’t made in Scotland, it’s not a true Scotch. Diving even deeper into Scotch, you’re provided with the option of either single malt or blended Scotches. A single malt scotch is made from a single batch of whisky while a blended Scotch is made from a mixture of batches. Popular Brands: Johnnie Walker, Highland Park, Teachers, Grant’s, Bells

Pot Still (a whiskey made from a mixture of malted and unmalted barley), and Blended Whiskey (a whiskey made from a blend of malted barley and non-malted grains such as corn or wheat). Popular Brands: Jameson, Bushmills, Tullamore Dew, Wild Geese Rye is a Canadian variation apparently Canada has been distilling rye for roughly 150 years. However, over the years, Canadians seem to have dropped the ball on distilling their rye with actual rye mash. It appears that, in Canada, the only rule to distilling rye is to have some rye mash in it. Canadian rye is sometimes distilled with 9x more corn mash than rye mash.

Irish whiskey is a bit like scotch in that it has to be made with an ABV of less than 94.8% and aged for at least three years in wooden casks, although the type of wood doesn’t matter with Irish whiskey.

In America, however, rye must be made with no less than 51% rye mash. It must also be aged in brand new, charred oak barrels and distilled to an ABV less than 80%. To be considered Straight Rye, it must also be aged for a minimum of two years.

Fortunately, the rules pertaining to the making of Irish whiskey are less rigid, allowing for a larger variety of Irish whiskies. Also, similar to scotch, Irish whiskey can only be considered Irish whiskey if it was distilled in Ireland. There are several types of whiskey common to Ireland. Single Malt, Pure

Popular Brands:Bulleit, WhistlePig, Pickesville Bourbon is similar to rye in that it must be distilled to an ABV less than 80% and also must be aged in brand new, charred oak barrels. Also, whereas bourbon has no minimum aging restriction, it can

also only be considered Straight Bourbon if it was aged for no less than two years. It also cannot include any colouring or flavouring. The only real difference between rye and bourbon is that instead of 51% rye, bourbon must be distilled with at least 51% corn. Additionally, bourbon’s fermentation process includes a method in which the distiller begins by mixing in some mash from an older, already fermented batch. This process is called “sour mash”. Lastly, bourbon can only be considered bourbon if it’s made in the United States, primarily Kentucky. America. Popular Brands: Maker’s Mark, Knob Creek, Cabin Still, JW Dant Tennessee Whiskey is almost the same as Bourbon! Jack Daniels, the main producer of Tennessee Whiskey, doesn’t want their product labelled as Bourbon because they’re the only type of whiskey that filters their product through thick maple charcoal before aging it in charred oak barrels. Additionally, of course, Tennessee whiskey can only be considered Tennessee whiskey if it was made in Tennessee. However, other than that, Tennessee Whiskey and Bourbon are the same thing! Popular Brand: Jack Daniels

Whisky or Whiskey! Well this is simply the name whisky is derived from a Gaelic word that means, “water of life” and the difference between whiskey and whisky is simple but important: whisky usually denotes Scotch whisky and Scotch-inspired liquors, and whiskey denotes the Irish and American liquors. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE


The most expensive whiskies in the world One of the best ways to end a day is to enjoy a glass or two of whisky. Strong and relaxing, whiskey cuts to the core and is a warm embrace in a glass. When reaching for the bottle be sure to not pour a wee dram from one of these!



1. Macallan 1946 - e355,000

5. Glenfiddich 1937 - e15,500

This bottle of single malt whisky in a LaliqueCire Perdue decanter was sold in 2010 at an auction, with the proceeds going to charity. This whisky is unusual in that it was made with peated malt because of the then-prohibitive prices of coal that shot up because of World War II. This is a classic Macallan and one of the best ever released.

This is from the Rare Collection of Glenfiddich. It was distilled in 1937 in the company’s plant in Scotland. Left to age gracefully, the barrel was then opened and the whisky was bottled in 2001. Only 61 bottles were made. The whisky is said to have a rich walnut colour, though it has hints of cedar, cinnamon, cloves and toffee. The bottle was bought at a charity auction in New York in 2006.

2. Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955 - e72,500 Glenfiddich had a barrel of Scotch whisky that has been aging since New Year’s Eve of 1955. When Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of Glenfiddich’s founder William Grant, passed away at the ripe old age of 110, the company decided to honour her by making 15 bottles from the said barrel. Four were kept by the family while the rest were auctioned off. A whisky connoisseur from Atlanta bought one of them for $94,000. The whisky has been acclaimed for its floral, fruity and sweet taste. 3. Macallan 1926 - e58,000 This is the oldest in the Fine and Rare collection of Macallan. It was distilled in 1926 and bottled only in 1986. Only 40 bottles were produced. The single malt blend is dry and concentrated as no water has been added. The colour reflects that of the old barrel. A businessman from South Korea bought this bottle in 2005. 4. Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch Matheson - e45,000 This is a blend of four single malt whiskies that were distilled in different years. Only 12 bottles were made in 1942, each of which was given names unique but relevant to the Dalmore Estate. The most expensive was the Matheson, named after Alexander Matheson, the owner of the estate. An anonymous buyer bought this in 2005 and quickly opened it and finished it with five of his closest friends!

6. Macallan 55-Year-Old - e9,700 This whisky was distilled in a sherry oak barrel and aged for 55 years. The single malt whisky was then bottled in a Lalique Crystal Decanter, made by Rene Lalique who created a similar perfume bottle in 1910. The drink was said to have a dark rosewood colour that exuded a nice smell that similar to peat smoke and sweet dried fruits. While the soft and smooth taste had a hint of citrus flavour, it was also noted to be a bit spicy. 7. Dalmore 50-Year-Old e8,5000 This is one of the best 50-year-old whiskies ever made and it is a much sought after drink all over the world. The whisky was first distilled in 1920. It was then bottled in 1978, with only 60 bottles being produced. The bottles themselves were made of crystal decanters. The whisky showed a deep amber hue. The taste itself is fresh, yet refined. It also had a flavour similar to that of a citrus. The drink also exhibited some spice and zest once the drinker tastes it. 8. Glenfarclas 1955 - e8,400

in 2005, or 50 years to the day after it was laid out in a wooden cask. The barrel was able to fill 110 bottles, all of which were sold even before the drink became available on the market. The whisky has the usual Speyside malt taste associated with Glenfarclas. The whisky drinker can also noticeably discern a heavy influence of sherry. 9. Macallan 1939 - e7,800 The Macallan 1939 comes from the distillery company’s Fine and Rare collection. The whisky was first bottled in 1979 after the company had it aged for 40 years. It comes in one of their classic Lalique crystal decanter. Macallan is known for producing a strong collection of whiskies and admittedly, this may pale in comparison to the three others on this list, especially when tasted side by side with the Macallan 1946 and Macallan 1926. The advantage of the Macallan 1939, however, is that it is more widely available and a lot more inexpensive as well. Yet, you will still get to enjoy the soft and smooth taste normally associated with its more expensive siblings, as well as smell the fine aroma that Macallan whiskies are known for. 10. Chivas Regal Royal Salute 50-years-old - e7,700 To celebrate the golden jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002, Chivas Regal released a specially-made whisky called the Chivas Regal Royal Salute. Just like the queen’s ascension to the throne, this whisky was also laid to a barrel in 1952 and aged for 50 years. It was then bottled in time for the celebration. Around 255 bottles were made. The whisky is said to contain a raisin and cloudy anise flavour.

In 1865, John Grant bought the Glenfarclas Distillery in Ballindalloch in Scotland from Robert Hay. The distillery, at that time, was already running for 29 years. To celebrate his ancestor’s birthday, George Grant handpicked a barrel in 1955 that would honour the man who started the family business. This barrel was then bottled



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he UK and Ireland Poker Tour is going on holiday for the first time and will be visiting the glamorous city of Marbella! Known throughout the world over as one of the classiest and most beautiful holiday destinations in Southern Europe, Marbella is extremely popular with British and Irish ex-pats and sun seekers alike. The fabulous Casino Marbella, which offers the best entertainment in the region, will be the venue for the first Main Event of UKIPT Season 4. What’s more, the record breaking UKIPT has teamed up with its Spanish counterpart, the hugely successful Estrellas Poker Tour to stage ThePokerStars Marbella Festival. Both tours are the leading lights in their own countries, both have staged record-breaking tournaments, and with the Main Event guaranteed at €500,000 the festival is not to be missed. The joint UKIPT and ESPT Main Event will be held at the Casino Marbella from June 12-16, 2013, and will feature a €1,000 + €100 buy-in. There will also be an extensive schedule of side events featuring a High Roller, nightly Turbos and live satellites to the higher buy-in tournaments. This event will be a fantastic festival of poker and will attract the top players from both regions, plus hundreds of PokerStars players from countries across Europe. Add to this the exclusive destination, Mediterranean climate, party atmosphere and you’ve got an unmissable event.

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ackson Pollock’s drip painting made art sale history this May by fetching an unprecedented $58.4 million (£38.3 million) at an auction of contemporary art at Christie’s, New York, his Number 19 (1948), iconic drip-paint work, had been predicted to sell for approximately $25-$35 million. Sunsearch takes a look at famous 20th century artist Jackson Pollock who revolutionized the world of modern art with his unique abstract painting techniques. Paul Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. His father, LeRoy Pollock, was a farmer and a government land surveyor, and his mother, Stella May McClure, was a fierce woman with artistic ambitions. The youngest of five brothers, he was a needy child and was often in search of attention that he sadly did not receive. When Pollock was 8, his father, who was an abusive alcoholic, left the family, and Pollock’s older brother, Charles, became the father figure of the house. Charles was an artist, and was considered to be the best in the family. He had a significant influence on his younger brother’s future ambitions. While the family was living in Los Angeles, Pollock enrolled in the Manual Arts High School, where he learned to draw but had little success expressing himself. He was eventually expelled for his violent behaviour. 218


At the age of 18, Pollock moved to New York City to live with his brother, Charles. He soon began studying with Charles’s art teacher, representational regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton. Pollock spent much of his time with Benton, often babysitting Benton’s young son, and the Bentons became like the family Pollock felt he never had. During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started a program called the Public Works of Art Project; one of many intended to jumpstart the American economy. Artists such as Pollock were given $24.86 to do 20 hours of work a week. The program resulted in thousands of works of art by Pollock and contemporaries such as José Clemente Orozco, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko. But despite being busy with work, Pollock could not stop drinking. In 1937, he began receiving psychiatric treatment for alcoholism from a Jungian analyst who fuelled his interest in symbolism and Native American art. It was at this time, Pollock discovered Pablo Picasso’s show at

Number 19 (1948)

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating”.

the Museum of Modern Art. Picasso’s artistic experimentation encouraged Pollock to push the boundaries of his own work. A chance meeting with Lee Krasner, a Jewish contemporary artist and an established painter in her own right, in 1942 saw Pollock progression into the unknown develop further. They soon became romantically involved marrying in October 1945 Around this time, Peggy Guggenheim began expressing interest in Pollock’s paintings. (Peggy was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite born to an extremely wealthy New York City family).

During a meeting she had with the painter Pete Norman, she saw some of Pollock’s paintings lying on the floor and commented that Pollock’s art was possibly the most original American art she had seen. Guggenheim immediately put Pollock on contract with the help of a $2,000 loan from Guggenheim, Pollock bought a farmhouse in the Springs area of East Hampton, on Long Island, happy to be in the country again, surrounded by nature, which had a major impact on his projects Pollock set to work energized by his new surroundings and by his supportive wife. Pollock’s most famous paintings were made during the “drip period” between 1947 and 1950. He became wildly popular after being featured in a four-page spread, on August 8, 1949, in Life magazine. The article asked of Pollock, “Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?” The Life article changed Pollock’s life overnight. Many other artists resented his fame, and some of his friends suddenly became competitors. As his fame grew, some critics began calling Pollock a fraud, causing even him to question his own work.

Untitled (1948)

‘When I am painting I am not much aware of what is taking place’, Pollock said in 1947. By dripping and pouring paint, he was able to work in a free and intuitive way, his thoughts and feelings finding direct expression in the rhythmic patterns he created. Pollock began this painting by pouring black paint onto the canvas, over which he added areas of yellow and crimson with a brush. He then lifted the canvas upright while the paint was still wet, allowing it to sag and run. In 1949, Pollock’s presented a show at the Betty Parsons Gallery which sold out, and he suddenly became the best-paid avantgarde painter in America. But fame was not good for Pollock, who, as a result of it, became dismissive of other artists, even his former teach and mentor, Thomas Hart Benton. Furthermore, acts of self-promotion made him feel like a phony, and he would sometimes give interviews in which his answers were scripted. This self- promotion led to a fall from grace as his next show in 1950 at the Parsons gallery 220


did not sell, though many of the paintings included, such as his “Number 4, 1950,” are considered masterpieces today. It was during this time that Pollock began to consider symbolic titles misleading, and instead began using numbers and dates for each work he completed. Pollock’s art also became darker in colour. He abandoned the “drip” method, and began painting in black and white, which proved unsuccessful.

Depressed and haunted, Pollock began to drink heavily again getting into violent fights. Concerned for Pollock’s well-being, Krasner called on Pollock’s mother to help. Her presence helped to stabilize Pollock, and he began to paint again. He completed his masterpiece, “The Deep,” during this period. But as the demand from collectors for Pollock’s art grew, so too did the pressure he felt, and with it his alcoholism.

Untitled (1948)

On the floor I am more at ease, I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around in it, work from the four sides and be literally‘in’ the painting”.

“It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.”

His work has continued to be honoured on a large scale, with frequent exhibitions at both the MoMA in New York and the Tate in London. Today he remains one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Overwhelmed with Pollock’s needs, Krasner was also unable to work. Their marriage became troubled, and Pollock’s health was failing. He started dating other women, and by 1956, he had quit painting, and his marriage was in shambles. Krasner reluctantly left for Paris to give Pollock space. Just after 10 p.m. on August 11, 1956, Pollock, who had been drinking, crashed his car into a tree less than a mile from his home. He died immediately. Krasner returned from France to bury Pollock, and subsequently went into a mourning that would last the rest of her life. Retaining her creativity and productivity, Krasner lived and painted for another 20 years. She also managed the sale of Pollock’s paintings, carefully distributing them to museums. Before her death, Krasner set up the PollockKrasner Foundation, which gives grants to young, promising artists. When Krasner died on June 19, 1984, the estate was worth $20 million. In December 1956, the year after his death, Pollock was given a memorial retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and then another in 1967.



D Born in 1982 into a South Africa vibrant with a rich history of arts and culture, Jonathan Patrick has been described by a renowned European collector of contemporary Fine Art as one the most gifted young talents he has encountered, with a technique superior to that of many wellestablished, highly prized, artists. Jonathan’s work, collectively titled “DREAMS IN CHARCOAL” spans over 80 original drawings so far, which reflect on his journeys and dreams. They capture charming scenes of the Provence and Paris, stunning renaissance architecture, the adrenaline splash of racing yachts and the tranquillity of sailing. His most recent drawings feature the majestic “our farm in the Cape” which is too beautiful for words and reminds you of carefree days, “a path that few will find” which entices you to stroll casually through the avenue of trees and “above the Storm clouds” illustrates the dramatic and awe inspiring power above us. Each and every piece is inspired by and dedicated to Jesus Christ the Lord and saviour of the world Most canvases in the original are of good size ranging from 120 x 140cm right up to 350 x 220cm. Signed prints vary in size and can be ordered up to 200 x 100cm stock permitting, and range from 700 upwards plus bespoke commissioned pieces, depending on the subject matter requested available upon request.

Above the Storm Clouds



reams in


by Jonathan Patrick

At Our Farm in The Cape, with our Pet Geese, one Lovely Day



A Path That Few Will Find



His most recently created “dreams” in the collection are in Exhibition at MAISON GALERIA in their spacious 750m2 gallery –showroom, opposite the Marbella Club Hotel on the Golden Mile (N340). To view these magnificent works of art you can visit the showroom Mon – Friday 10 am to 8pm or Sat. 11 – 2pm. Tel: +34 951 279407 Email: jonathanpatrickart@ For more information visit: Follow us on Facebook: Jonathan-Patrick-Art

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What does your bookshelf say about you? Are you fiction or non-fiction? Comedy or tragedy? Real life or into the magical realm? In the world of genres and sub-genres of books there is something for everyone.




ere at the Sunsearch offices we have become something of a bookshop swap-shop and it is amazing how much discussion a good book can create. Whilst we may disagree on what is best, kindle or hard copy one thing is for sure a good book is better than... Chocolate!


You are up on the trends and in the know! The PERFECT party conversationalist, as you are never short of interesting tidbits. However do try to not be a know-it-all!!



You like to feel appreciated and be pampered. And you probably have a very happy husband, because for those who read romance novels these books bring out your softer side and sometimes steamy side too.

Science Fiction

The truth is out there! You know that there is so much to anything then meets the eye. You are open to learning from all angles, and from various sources. You are probably a tad unconventional (in a good way) with a positive outlook on life’s possibilities.


You are very knowledgeable, and are secretly waiting for the opportunity to play trivial pursuit, so you can annihilate all your friends with your collected knowledge. Very competitive personality.

You have a genuine interest in what makes people tick and how they can learn and grow. Not one to sit on their laurels, you are constantly striving to be the best person you can be.

Business & Finance


Practical and forward thinking, you always want to be ahead of the curve. Blazing trails and picking up business cards, you are a determined individual with your eyes on success.

Children’s Books

If you have kids it’s OK however if you don’t have kids, reading children’s books show you are in touch with your inner child – Refusing to grow up. A little immature maybe!


You’re a bit on the serious side... and are either 1. Not actually a big reader as you have no new books, as these are all of the books they made you read in school, or 2. You just love the classic prose and simpler life.

You are adventurous. Always up for some exploring.


You run deep with an inner calm and peace. Not one to take things at face value, you seek a deeper understanding of the mysteries of life.

No books, just magazines

“It’s for the articles. I swear. Not the pictures.”... ! You like to be on the go! Fact and fast oriented you like to keep things moving in all areas of your life.

Cook Books

A foodie!! Like to experiment with life


Just think of the possibilities - With a creative open imagination like yours the world and beyond is your oyster.


Living life through the eyes of someone else for a while can be insightful, relaxing and INTERESTING! There is no end to where you can travel with fiction. You are open to others opinions and like getting to know people.


Not content to sit back and let life happen to you, you want to take charge and deal with things as needed feeling the need to be prepared for whatever life may throw at you

Historical Fiction - You like to learn, but want to be entertained while you are getting all that knowledge. History

You want to be prepared! You want all that knowledge so if bychance you are ever in an even remotely similar situation you are prepared and ready to act and be your natural leader self.


Bit of a dark side. You like to explore the fringes of personalities, possibilities, and morality.


A naturally curious person, you are probably a good problem solver. A bit of an adrenalin junkie, you have an incline towards either 1. adventure or 2. paranoia....


You are a beauty finder. You have a flair for transforming the most mundane things into something amazing.




A Passion for Spain



mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created ...a sickly wife locked away in a hidden enigma surrounding strange lights that shine through the mists that envelop the small island on which the old lighthouse stands...a shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods...these are the elements of a mystery will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann. A novel of mystery, intrigue and romance from the author of The Prince of Mist and The Shadow of the WInd.



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dam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his attitude towards art.

Fuelled by strong coffee and selfprescribed tranquillizers, Adam’s ‘research’ soon becomes a meditation on the possibility of authenticity, as he finds himself increasingly troubled by the uncrossable distance between himself and the world around him. It’s not just his imperfect grasp of Spanish, but the underlying suspicion that his relationships, his reactions, and his entire personality are just as fraudulent as his poetry. In prose that veers between the comic and tragic, the self-contemptuous and the inspired. Leaving the Atocha Station is a dazzling introduction to one of the smartest, funniest and most audacious writers of his generation.




A Passion for Spain

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pain is a treasure house of interest and pleasure. Robert Graham is a mature guide who has spent decades travelling and now introduces you to four of Spain’s great cities.

Each chapter lasts as long as a large, leisurely cup of rare coffee and has the same stimulating effect. Robert rambles into hills and into historic lanes to find memorable encounters, often by accident, but he tries to find where they belong in the rich tapestry of Spain’s history. Why not accompany him to the city of Carmen and Don Juan, sundrenched Seville, to see the magnificent Islamic palaces and water gardens or have lunch by the great river, the Guadalquivir. Or go to Barcelona where, enjoying the panorama from Montjuic he encountered probably Europe`s most incompetent mugger. Then Robert explores the strange world of Catalan art from Picasso and Dali to Gaudi. Then there is the majestic old capital, Toledo, where once Christian, Jew and Muslim lived together in harmony. You can visit the house of the great El Greco who painted one masterpiece after another and sat out in the summer evenings in his wonderful courtyard. From the heights of Toledo you can see the arid plane of La Mancha from which set out the greatest of comic characters, Don Quixote de la Mancha. By contrast go to Madrid, the modern capital and one of the friendliest and most welcoming. Find its gigantic royal palace or go out in its dark streets at night to a performance of unforgettable gypsy flamenco. 230 SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE

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ow though does one sift through the ever-growing assortment of guides that aim to woo the traveller with seductive photography, top tips, must-see attractions and know-before-you-go essentials? As a one time visitor to the island and now a resident I have a rather ruthless approach to these guides. Bearing in mind that the majority are annual publications and therefore go out of date fairly quickly, it is critical to choose one that doesn’t waffle, offer superfluous or travel-lite information, has durability and an eye for detail. Of course many tourists opt for TripAdvisor but I like a proper book written by a paid professional to offer impartial information and recommendations. Many of these books rely on updating information from local sources without the author actually schlepping back to the destination to check up on new facts and often the long lead time until launch of publication means that the guide is out of date before it even hits the bookshelves. Lonely Planet one time author, Thomas Kohnstamm, blew the whistle on guide book practices in his controversial Do travel writers go to hell and back? in which he freely admitted indulging in sex and drugs as he tripped around Brazil, not bothering to visit all the places he wrote about and relying on second hand sources because he claimed he received paltry expenses from the publisher. Despite the ensuing brouhaha, sophisticated travellers these days are usually canny enough to spot the phonies from the real deal. Phil Lee, veteran author of the annual Rough Guide to Mallorca, is a bit of a ferret for facts and leaves no stone unturned. He’s also the only guide book writer – aside from Vicky Bennison- who bothered to winkle me out to ask my views about Soller where I live. He’s seen it all, travelled the world and has a wicked sense of humour which is why his excellent guide is undoubtedly my favourite. He offers a rich and dense treasure trove of facts and highlights and doesn’t patronise or hoodwink the reader. For example I enjoyed this dry line in his new 2013 guide ‘the spectacular views often exceed the quality of the evening meal’ or this, ‘patchy service – take something to read, just in case’. A copy of the latest Rough Guide to Mallorca & Menorca, perchance? Review by author and Mallorca resident Anna Nicholas which was first published in her blog post: A Beginners Guide to Mallorca on the Telegraph Expat blog on 16 May 2013.



COMING SOON... Genre: Action/adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Starring: Brad Pitt Based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks, this apocalyptic zombie horror story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a virus pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

Genre: Science Fiction, Action/ Adventure Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages their craft and they crashland on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.



to a movie house near you Genre: Science Fiction, Action Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenceless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.

Genre: Action Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group.

Genre: Family, Comedy, Animation The animated comedy adventure of Gru the super-villain, his girls and the unforgettable minions return. This time, the evil genius is intent on carrying out a plan even more nefarious than his last. But can the superbad superdad face up to a new nemesis who just might be more powerful than him?

Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.







The Beating Heart and Soul of Manchester United


have been fortunate over the years to witness some great football matches, as a lifelong Manchester United fan this usually meant that week in and week out I was mesmerised by the great game of two halves. Manchester United is a team that never fails to entertain me, whilst watching them play emotions of joy, despair and sometime anxiety occur but even when they are not playing at their bests they still enthral me to stop whatever I am doing for those 90 minutes. And this is all because of one manâ&#x20AC;Ś



Manchester United are now the powerhouse of the Barclays Premiership having won the Premiership Title 13 times in recent years but these wins and the countless trophies are all down to one man’s dedication, his vision, his love of the game and his hairdryer moments. Manchester United is a team I love because of Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson took over as boss of the renowned but underachieving Manchester United club in November of 1986. Manchester United was a team in chaos Ron Atkinson had been sacked due to the clubs underperforming so the then young Ferguson set about restructuring the club. He brought in players like Steve Bruce, Viv Anderson, Brian McClair and Jim Leighton and in 1987 – 88 Ferguson had bolstered Manchester United into second place from the previous year’s 11th place coming runners up to the then mighty Liverpool. The following year expectation was high and United were expected to do well especially with the return of Mark Hughes but the 1988–89 season was a disappointment for them, with them finishing eleventh in the league. For the 1989–90 season, Ferguson boosted his squad by paying large sums of money for midfielders Neil Webb, Mike Phelan and Paul Ince, as well as defender Gary Pallister and winger Danny Wallace. There was great anticipation for the club to excel but United’s league form quickly turned sour. In September, United suffered a humiliating defeat against fierce rivals Manchester City. Following this and an early season run of six defeats and two draws in eight games, a banner declaring “Three years of excuses and it’s still crap ... ta-ra Fergie.” was displayed at Old Trafford, and many journalists and supporters called for Ferguson to be sacked. Ferguson later described December 1989 as “the darkest period ever suffered in the game”, as United ended the decade just outside the relegation zone. 1990–91 saw United’s league form improve but they were still inconsistent and finished sixth, during the season Ferguson made two major signings – goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and defender Paul Parker – to bolster his side he also showcased a young and promising Ryan Giggs who had progressed up through the youth team to the first team along with Lee Sharpe. These two young stars displayed enough talent to hold off Ferguson plunging into the transfer market and buying new players, something hindsight would have suggested differently because the 1991–92 season, didn’t live up to Ferguson’s expectations and United lost out on the title to rivals Leeds after leading the table throughout most of the season.



Ferguson’s crowning achievement came in the 1998-99 season, when he became the first manager of a British side to win the treble with Manchester United winning the Premier League Title, The FA Cup and the Champions League This was not a mistake Ferguson would make again during the 1992 close season, Ferguson went on the hunt for new stars he lost out on Alan Shearer and David Hirst but his search finally paid off when he signed French striker Eric Cantona from Leeds United. Cantona immediately formed a good relationship with Mark Hughes and their goals steered United to their first title of the Premiership years. The 1993-94 season, brought United more success with; the Premier League Title and the FA Cup thanks to the new goal scoring partnership of Cantona & Hughes. Success was a hard act to follow in 1994-95 Cantona, United’s main scorer was banned for eight months following his infamous Kung –Fu kick at a spectator during a Crystal Palace match, so to fill this void Ferguson



went on the hunt again and signed Andy Cole from Newcastle the season also saw the breakthrough of young academy players Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, who provided excellent cover for the long periods that United were left without some of their more experienced stars. United were tipped to once again win the league but the championship slipped out of their grasp as they drew 1–1 with West Ham United on the final day of the season, when a win would have given them their third successive league title. In the summer of 1995 Ferguson was heavily criticised when three of United’s star players were allowed to leave and replacements were not bought. First Paul Ince, Mark Hughes and Andrei Kanchelskis were all sold off. It was widely known that Ferguson felt that United had a number of

young players who were ready to play in the first team. The youngsters, who would be known as “Fergie’s Fledglings”, included Gary Neville, Phil Neville, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt. And so the 1995–96 season began without a major signing. The young team lost their first game of the season against Aston Villa but went on to win their next five matches. Boosted by the return of Cantona in October 1995 United found themselves just 10 points behind Newcastle United by Christmas and by late March United had moved to the top of the table bringing the title back to Manchester United. 1996-97 saw United win their fourth league title in five seasons under Ferguson, the team had a better go in the Champions League and reached the semi-final stage for the first time in 28 years.

“It was a freakish incident. If I tried it 100 or a million times it couldn’t happen again. If I could I would have carried on playing!” On kicking a boot into David Beckham’s face in 2003

Norwegian signings Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Ronny Johnsen were notable additions to the squad, along with Teddy Sheringham who was signed as a replacement for the retiring Cantona. That season United lost the title to Arsenal. Again Ferguson went on the hunt for new blood to add to his side, Ferguson wanted to add strength and depth he signed PSV defender Jaap Stam for a club record of £10.75 million which was shortly broke by a further record of £12.6 million for attacker Dwight Yorke. Ferguson’s crowning achievement came in the 1998-99 season, when he became the first manager of a British side to win the treble with Manchester United winning the Premier League Title, The FA Cup and the Champions League fielding a team of young players which included Gary Neville, Phil Neville, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt. This success coincided with the United becoming the world’s richest and most valuable sporting brand worldwide. It also marked the start of a stretch in which United won three consecutive Premier League titles, and four in five years. The 2000–01 season saw United break the British record transfer when signing Rudd Van Nistelrooy for a fee of £19 million Ferguson had described Rudd as “a striker of the highest calibre”. Problems with a medical and on-going knee injury had squashed Ferguson’s attempts to purchase him the year prior however Ferguson was not to be placated and he spoke out that “where there was a will there was a way” The transfer record was not to be held for long 2002-03 saw Manchester United break the British transfer record yet again when they purchased 24year old central defender Rio-Ferdinand or £30million from Leeds, but the season was marred by incident namely the infamous “flying boot” which occurred following an FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, it is said that a furious Ferguson threw or kicked a boot that happened to strike Beckham over the eye, causing a cut that required stitches.. Manchester United went on to win their eighth Premier League title but the Flying boot incident led to a great deal of transfer speculation involving Beckham, with a resulting sale to Real Madrid. The following year saw Ferguson guide Manchester United to a disappointing third place finish in 2003–04 season, Rio Ferdinand

missed the final four months of the season, as he served the beginning of an eight-month ban for missing a drugs test but a new star had been signed teenage Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo who would later become one of the best players in the world along with striker Louis Saha. The 2004-05 season looked to be spectacle, teenage striker Wayne Rooney (the world’s most expensive teenager at more than £20million) and Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze joined United and Cristiano Ronaldo continued to display match-winning performances. Sadly an injured van Nistelrooy spent most of the season on the bench and with the team missing his experience the club finished third in the league. The season of 2005-06 with will be remembered by fans not because of the teams accomplishments on the field (they finished second) but by the media spectacle of the Glazier take-over and the hostile fury and protests of the fans. Familiar faces such as Roy Keane and Rudd van Nistelrooy also left the club. Ferguson again led the side to three straight Premier League titles from 2007-’09, along with European Cup and FIFA Club World Cup victories in 2008, and back-to-back League Cups in 2009-’10. In December 2010, he surpassed the 24-year-plus tenure of Sir Matt Busby to become the longest-serving manager in United’s history. Fittingly, he ended the season with another milestone victory that gave United a record 19 Premier League championships.

with players he has tried to nurture from within, and as long as your loyalty has been towards the club and you have offered 100% he has embraced you and this has been the reason for the on-going success of Manchester United.

We will never again see the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, so I say, “thank you for the memories, the tears and triumphs you were the greatest.”

In 2013, Ferguson announced that he was to retire as manager at the end of the football season, but would remain at the club as a director and club ambassador. The Guardian announced it was the “end of an era”, while UEFA president Michel Platini said that Ferguson was “a true visionary”. British Prime Minister David Cameron described Ferguson as a “remarkable man in British football”. Former Manchester United players Paul Ince and Bryan Robson agreed that Ferguson would be “a hard act to follow” and Manchester United cochairman Joel Glazer said “His determination to succeed and dedication to the club have been truly remarkable.” As far as his legacy goes I would merely point to the one recurring theme of Ferguson’s management of Manchester United his view that no player is bigger than the club. He has consistently taken a “my way or the highway” approach in his dealings



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Woods parred the final hole to win the 2013 Players Championship. Sergio Garcia

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Henry Richard Amherst Cecil; born 11 January 1943; died 11 June 2013


stonishing highs and lows are staples of the racing world. But the story of Sir Henry Cecil, the champion trainer, who died on the 11th June aged 70, is remarkable. He was the champions champion, nicknamed the Ben Hur of Newmarket, Sir Henry Cecil, was one of the most successful and popular racehorse trainers of the past century. His tall, noble profile was a familiar sight at the top flat race meets where his aristocratic theatrical manner might have suggested an artistic lifestyle rather than a role in a competitive, cut-throat sport, but single-minded ambition enabled him to succeed he amassed a remarkable tally of 25 classic winners which has remained unsurpassed since 1900, while his achievement in becoming champion trainer 10 times has been bettered only once. Cecil has also trained more Royal Ascot winners than anyone else his total of 75 includes success every year from 1974 to 2002, with the exception of 1996. Unusually for a great trainer, Sir Henry did not hail from a racing family. Born in Scotland on January 1943 with twin brother David it was when his mother remarried the Queen’s trainer, Captain Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, who appointed the young Henry to be his assistant trainer that his love of horses became evident. In 1966 he married Julie Murless, daughter of the knighted trainer of the

post-war years, Sir Noel Murless and the perfect racing partnership was sealed when in 1976 his father-in-law, Sir Noel, retired and Cecil bought his historic Newmarket stables, Warren Place, a stable that will now be forever immortalised in history as the stables that trained Celestial Cloud, Ardross, Bosra Sham, Commander In Chief, Diminuendo, Light Shift, Love Divine, Oath, Oh So Sharp, Reference Point, Slip Anchor ,Wince and the fabulous Frankel , to name but a few.

For all his whimsy, Sir Henry has demonstrated a steely core, with some setbacks even he struggled to overcome but he did with a fierce and dignified manner. When he divorced his first wife Julie Murless he was treated somewhat like a leaper by the elitist and horse owners, owners he had trained successful winners for, his twin died of drink aged just 57, his split from his second wife, by whom he had had a son Jake was embroiled in a scandal, but it was his diagnosis of the cancer that sadly went on to kill him that proved his mettle. He resolved not to make a fuss of it, and despite receiving treatment, carried on working, with record-breaking results. Despite his aristocratic bearing, he was popular with the punters, as they knew their money was as often as not “in safe hands”

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oodbye old friend

Sir Henry Cecil is knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, London

Since his diagnosis Cecil’s courage throughout his illness has been remarkable. The ravages of chemotherapy and his difficulty in digesting food saw his weight plunge. Yet at 6am every day, he would brave the sharp East Anglian winds to watch his string galloping and to welcome his friends. He is survived by Jane; a son, Noel, and daughter, Katie, from his first marriage; and a son, Jake, from his second.



Aries - the ram 21.Mar/20.Apr

Gemini - the twins 21.May/20.Jun

The promise of a new beginning looms You’re counting blessings you never dreamed large in your life, and that can take you to you’d be counting and that transforms your some deeply emotional places. Heartfelt world into a love-filled, abundant reality. Your emotion makes you want to clear your light is shining more brilliantly than it ever has, decks, getting rid of any old habits or as all the clearing you’ve undertaken during situations that no longer serve you’re the past months begins to pay off. The more newly activating life. Get very serious about fully you embrace yourself the more fun putting yourself first. This is something you know how to do, because you’re going to have and that should be the you’ve been practicing for most of your life. However, there’s no room for main message to you right now. This self-love is great preparation for the people pleasing and making sure others are taken care of at this time. beginning of a great coming together for you. Self-Love is the only way. Can you do this? Can you put your own needs before anyone else’s, no matter how much you love them? You might find if you do, that everyone is much more accommodating than you originally believed. Keep your focus riveted to yourself

Taurus - the bull 21.Apr/20.May You’ll find you’re more comfortable with your feelings than you’ve been for a long time, and this makes your experience much more pleasant as you go through your daily business. It’s vital to allow yourself all that you feel, and to nurture yourself as you go, even if that means excluding others in the process. When you have your own boundaries well defined, it makes everything that much easier. Stay tuned in to your own truth and don’t wander from there, no matter what. At the same time others will be drawn to you so much more powerfully, because you’re shining your light more strongly than ever. Maybe now you’ll realize your incredible power!



Cancer - the crab 21.Jun/20.Jul You’re in rare state of emotions when it comes to feeling personally empowered, and as a result you are more together than you have been for some time. This sense of inner strength gives you the courage to move beyond old doubts and fears, stretching into a new sense of mastery. Personal excellence transforms you, allowing you to perceive your entire world in a new way. You’re ready to create the world you want to live in, instead of perceiving what you don’t want as though someone or something ‘did’ that to you. This is a whole new platform for you. Allow yourself everything your heart desires as the month ahead unfold. You’ll never doubt your power to create again.

Leo - the lion 23.Jul/22.Aug It’s time to take a good look in the mirror and get a glimpse of yourself that you haven’t seen yet. Just remember at all times that what you’re looking at is you, and that there is nothing and no one you can look at that is separate from you. As long as you can take responsibility for everything you see, you’ll find that your self-talk changes with the view. Accept your brilliant light and you’ll find you start talking to yourself much more lovingly. You’re slated for joy, and there’s only one question around this: Are you ready to let yourself receive it?

Virgo - the virgin 23.Aug/22.Sep To make the most of this month’s very expansive energies, you’ll need a deep attuned to your emotions. You know, those feelings you’ve spent such a long time avoiding. You’ve got a handle on them now, and it’s time to take the plunge, because without accessing what’s at the core of your being you won’t be able to get to that place you’ve been yearning to get to. Think of your destination as a garbage dump. There’s a lot you need to let go of before you can create the world you’re envisioning for yourself. You owe it to yourself to give this everything you’ve got. You’re capable of so much more than you know, but you need this breakthrough to bring your true talents to light.

Libra - the scales 23.Sep/22.Oct Pay careful attention to anything that comes up that requires diligence. Take care of unfinished business so that you’re free to get on with the new very expansive chapter. To clear your decks, you’ll need to find and hold a positive perspective on all that’s happening. What threatens you or brings up fear has a positive application also. Make it your business to find it, because that vantage point will also help you to love yourself better. When you come from Love your actions say very different things, and in turn, you get a much different view of yourself in the mirror. Since the mirror is your main source of information, this is your chance to expand fully into your sovereign self. Go for it

Scorpio - the scorpion 23.Oct/22.Nov If you can allow it, you can get a real grip on the entire mechanism of creation this month. Endeavour to come from the highest perspective you can find for yourself. Think the thought “I AM One with God” and let that be where you perceive your life from. That perspective helps you to feel unified, leaving all those fragmented thoughts and feelings behind. Once you attain the unified vision, the rest is a piece of cake. When you come from the heart, it’s so much easier to hear your inner voice guiding you to right action. You can’t help but feel so much more kindly toward yourself after witnessing your own inner alignment.

Sagittarius - the archer 23.Nov/22.Dec With Jupiter preparing to change signs and generate a majorly expansive picture in the weeks ahead, try moving through your life without defences and see what happens. Drop your shields whenever you notice they’re activated, and you’ll find countless new ways to act. You’re infinitely more heart-centred than you were before the winter time passage through the limitless field. You spent so much energy pushing through and keeping your head above water, you didn’t realize how much progress you were making. You’ll find life is filling with these moments when you can pat yourself on the back and feel good about what you’ve achieved. You’ll fall more and more deeply in love with yourself as a result.

Capricorn - the goat 23.Dec/20.Jan

Make it a point to go the extra mile this month, wherever you are, whatever you do. When’s the last time you performed a random act of kindness? The thing is, when you do something out of the goodness of your heart, the world comes back at you with the same… and typically in a bigger, more magnified way. Wouldn’t that be a welcome joy? Do you see that you create that kind of happiness with your own efforts? It’s time to stop believing you have to work much harder to get what you want and adopt an attitude of kindness for all who approach you. Oh, not to say you aren’t kind, because you are, but it’s the kindness that yields results. Just do it. You won’t believe how far you can get.

Aquarius - the water-bearer 21.Jan/19.Feb It all comes down to your perspective now. Your world is changing radically, largely due to your efforts from this past winter, and now it’s all about the way you apply yourself to your opportunities as they arise, and arise they will. Listen carefully to your inner voice, which totally has it down and knows just what to do. Remember that your inner voice is completely connected to your higher Self, and that your lower self typically has no idea what your higher Self is doing. Turn yourself over to the part of you that is coming completely from the heart and let it all happen from there. Be kind to yourself, gentler than ever before, for best results. Your own brand of original excellence is more than enough to get you to the top. Once you’re there, it’s an entirely different ball game.

Pisces - the fish 20.Feb/20.Mar Listen carefully. While everyone else is preparing to expand outwardly, your ruler, Neptune is going retrograde in your own sign this month, which means that for you, it’s a journey to the centre of your limitless self, and it’s all inward from here. This may seem like a disadvantage at first glance, but that couldn’t be further from the Truth. You’ve spent the last 6 months finally realizing the true limitless qualities you possess and you’ve learned to embrace them after a lifetime of a preference for escapism. Now that you’re all you can be, it’s time to integrate all that expansion inwardly. Don’t panic and definitely don’t decide not to take the inner route. You’ve learned to follow your heart… Follow it unconditionally. SUNSEARCH MAGAZINE



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RESTAURANTS AMERICAN HARD ROCK CAFE Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner C/ Ramón Areces, esq. Marina Banús, Puerto Banús. T: 952 908 024 JACKS Open: Everyday - noon ‘til late. Puerto Banús. T: 952 813 625. Puerto Marina, Benalmádena. T: 952 563 673 MR. GOURMET BURGER Open: Everyday - 18:00 ‘til late. Avda. Luis Braile 20, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 785 257 YANX Open: Monday to Saturday - from 09:00 - Sunday from 11:00. Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 818 861 ARGENTINIAN BUENOS AIRES SOUTH Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. C/ Virgen de Pilar, 6, Marbella. T: 952 779 297 CLERICÓ Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Avda Antonio Belón, 22, Marbella. T: 952 765 683 TANGO Open: Everyday (except Tuesdays) - for dinner Puerto Banús (opp. the car park). T: 952 812 358 FRENCH CASA MONO Open: Monday to Saturday - 13:00 to 23:00. C/ Calderón Estébanez 19, Marbella. T: 952 774 578 CHATUEA MONA LISA Open: Everyday - lunch and dinner. Muelle Ribera, 8, Puerto Banús. T: 952 908 808


RENDEZ VOUS Open: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00 (to 14:00 on Sundays) - closed Tuesday. Avda. de Prado, Aloha Gardens, Nueva Andalucía.T: 952 813 912 VALDERRAMA RESTAURANT Open: Tuesday to Saturday for dinner Sunday for Buffet Lunch. Apartado 1, Crta. De Cadiz, km 132.2 Sotogrande, Cadiz. T: 956 791 200 GREEK RED PEPPER Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús. T: 952 812 148 GRILLS ASADOR CRIOLLO GRILL Open: Everyday - for dinner. CN340-A7, km. 166, Cancelada, El Saladillo. T: 952 784 463 ASADOR GUADALMINA Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. Urb. Guadalmina Alta, C.C. Guadalmina, Local 3, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 883 003 EL CARNICERO Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Pueblo Viejo Cancelada. Between San Pedro and Estepona. T: 952 886 307 EL CARNICERO 2 Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Ctra de Cadiz, km. 176, Marbella. T: 952 867 599 EL GAUCHO Open: Everyday - from 19:30. Galerias Paniagua, Sotogrande. T: 956 795 528 EL RANCHO DEL PUERTO Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Muelle Benabola 4, Puerto Banús. T: 952 816 252


GRILL DEL PUERTO Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Muelle Ribera 47H, Puerto Banús. T: 952 811 686 MARBELLA CLUB GRILL Open: Everyday - for dinner. Marbella Club Hotel, Blvd. Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, Marbella. T: 952 822 211 PIRATAS FLAME GRILL Open: Monday to Saturday - for dinner. Puerto Deportivo de Marbella, Locales 37-40, Marbella. T: 952 865 940 RESTAURANTE RANCHO Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Ctra. Cadiz, exit Las Chapas. T: 952 831 922 THE GRILL HOUSE RESTAURANT Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. C.C. Cristamar, Local 32, Puerto Banús. T: 951 319 842 INDIAN

INTERNATIONAL ALBERT & SIMON Open: Monday to Friday - for lunch & dinner - Saturday dinner only. Urb. Nueva Alcantara. Edif. Mirador, Bloque 4-B, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 783 714 ALBERTS Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Puerto Cabopino. T: 952 836 886 ALUMBRE Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. C/ Strachan 11, Malaga. T: 951 500 022 AMANHAVIS Open: Monday to Saturday - from 20:00. Calle del Pilar 3, Benahavis. T: 952 856 026 AMIGOS Open: Monday to Saturday - for dinner. C/ Malaga 3, Benahavis. 952 855 175 AROMA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. C/ Moncayo 23, Fuengirola. T: 952 665 502

CHOWKA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Avda Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, Marbella. T: 952 900 380

ARTE CAFE Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner Centro Commercial Los Pinares de Elviria, Marbella. T: 952838868

JAIPUR PALACE Open: Wednesday to Sunday - for dinner. CN340, km194, next to Camping Cabopino, Marbella. T: 952 310 004

BABOO LOUNGE & RESTAURANT Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner - Sunday, Monday and Tuesday closes 20:00h. Catr. Arroyo de la miel s/n, Benalmádena. T: 902 102 675

JAIPUR PURPLE Open: Everyday - for dinner. CN340 km, 166, Estepona. T: 952 888 353 LITTLE INDIA Open: Everyday - from 19:00. Conj. Buenavista, L 21-22, Avda. De España, Calahonda. T: 952 931 829

BAR D'O RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Open: Everyday - 11:00 to 02:00 (03:00 at weekends). Avda. Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Edif. Milla de Oro, Local 567, Marbella. T: 952 821 229

MASSALA Open: Everyday - for dinner. 57 Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas seafront. T: 952 897 358

BEACH HOUSE Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Urb. Coto de los Doles, Carril del Relojero, Elviria, Marbella. T: 952 839 458

MR. INDIA Open: Everyday - from 18:00. Milla de Oro (next to da Bruno a Casa), Marbella. T: 952 867 868

BECKITTS Open: Everyday - for dinner. C/ Camilo José Cela, 4, Marbella. T: 952 868 898

MUMTAZ Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Casa No. 7, Puerto Banús. T: 952 812 090

BOULEVARD Open: Everyday - from 20:00. Avda. La Fontanilla, esquina Paseo Maritimo,Marbella. T: 952 860 583

SAFFRON Open: Everyday - from 19:00. Parque de Elviria, local 7-9, Las Chapas (take second exit, after Hotel Don Carlos), Marbella. T: 952 830 146

BRUNINGS Open: Monday to Saturday - from 19:00. Las Palmeras 19, San Pedro. T: 952 786 156

CAFÉ DE RONDA Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. Avda. Ramon Gomez de la Serna 23, Marbella. T: 952 862 149 CAFETERIA KE Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande, s/n T: 956 790 333 CAMURÍ Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. CN340, km. 176, Marbella. T: 952 765 553 CAPITÁN Open: Everyday except Wednesday - lunch & dinner. C/ Avila, Bloque 5, Local 1, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 799 635

EL RESTAURANT DEL CASINO Open: Everyday - 20:00 TO 04:00. Hotel Andalucía Plaza s/n, Marbella. T: 952 814 000 FABIOLA Open: Tuesday to Saturday - lunch & dinner - Sunday - lunch only. Cortijo los Cabos, Pueblo Nuevo de Duadiaro, CN230, km. 132, Sotogrande, Cadiz. T: 956 695 114 / 619 694 484 FINCA BESAYA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Urb. Rio Verde Alto, s/n, Marbella. T: 952 861 382

CASANIS Open: Monday to Saturday - from 18:00. C/ Ancha, 8, Marbella. T: 952 900 450

FINCA EL FORJADOR Open: Wednesday to Sunday - 13:00 to 16:00. Ctra. De Casares, km. 10. T: 952 895 120

CELIMA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Hotel Hermitage, Ctra. De Casares, Casares. T: 952 895 639

FINCA LAS BRASAS Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Ctra. Fuengirola-Mijas, between CN340 and highway. T: 952 580 513

CORTIJO FAIN Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner.Ctra. de Algar, km. 3, Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz. T: 956 704 131

GALERIA SAN PEDRO Open: Monday to Saturday - 11:00 24:00. Avda. Las Palmeras 15, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 780 927


COSY Open: Everyday - from 19:00. Paseo de las Palmeras 25, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 951 087 899


MARBELLA Open: Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 21:00 - Saturday - 12:00 to 18:00. Blvd. Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe 7, Marbella. SunSearch Magazine offers you....... T: 952 774 049 DON LEONE A small selection of some of the best locations for Open: Everyday - for dinner. Puerto Banús, design andGIRASOL lifestyle essentials. Marbella. T:dining, 952 811interior 716 Open: Everyday - from 18:30. Avda. Del Prado, Nueva Andalucía, Marbella. DYNAMIC CAFÉ T: 952 813 859 Open: Everyday - for lunch. Ctra. De Istan, km. 0.9, C.C. Le Village, Marbella. T: 952 775 021


LA BRISA Open: Thursday to Monday - from 19:00. Kempinski Hotel Bahia, CN340 km. 159, Estepona. T: 952 809 500

LA CABAÑA DEL MAR EL OLIVO Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner dinner. Kempinski Hotel Bahia, Playa el - Sunday- lunch only. Marbella Golf & Padron, km. 159, Estepona. Country Club, CN340, km. 188, Marbella. ILLUMINATE your BUSINESS in CN340 the SPOTLIGHT 1T: 952 809 500 T: 952 830 500


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HERMOSA Open: Tuesday to Sunday - from 19:00. Local 1A, Puerto de Cabopino. T: 952 837 483

EL BOLERO Open: Everyday - from 20:00 to 23:00. The San Roque Club, CN340, km. 127, magazine HERRERO DEL PUERTO Cadiz. T: 956 613 030 Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. Casas de Campos, 1, Malaga. AL CAMPANARIO T: 952 122 075 Open: Everyday - for lunch - Friday & Saturday for dinner. CN340, km. 168, HOTEL MARBELLA CLUB Estepona. T: 952 800 126 BUFFET Open: Everyday - for lunch. Blvd. Principe EL CORZO Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. Open: Everyday - for dinner. Hotel Los T: 952 822 211 Monteros, Ctra. CN230, km. 187. T: 952 771 700 KARMA AL JINETE Open: Everyday - 10:00 ‘til late. C/ Las Violetas 7, Conjunto Andalucía Garden Open: Saturday to Thursday - for dinner. Club, Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 815 736 Ctra. La Cala Golf, km. 45, La Cala de Mijas. T: 952 119 170 KHALA EL LAGO Open: Monday to Saturday - for dinner. NH Open: Tuesday to Sunday - for dinner. Alanda Hotel, Marbella. T: 952 899 600 Urb. Elviria Hills. Avda. Las Cumbres s/n, Marbella. T: 952 832 371 LA BIZNAGA Open: Tuesday to Saturday - lunch & EL MIRADOR dinner - Sunday - lunch only. Ctra. Ronda, Open: Everyday - for breakfast. Kempinski km. 46, Urb. Las Medranas, local 4, San Hotel Bahia Resort. CN340, km. 159, Pedro de Alcantara. T: 951 275 750 Estepona. T: 952 809 500 EL OCEANO HOTEL Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. CN340, km. 199, Miraflores Playa, Mijas Costa. T: 952 587 550

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SKINA Open: Monday to Saturday - for dinner. C/ Aduar 12, Old Town Marbella. T: 952 765 277

ARETUSA Open: Everyday - for dinner. Frontline Puerto Banús. T: 952 812 898

SMALL WORLD CAFÉ Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. Ctra. Istan, km. 1, C.C. Le Village 15, Marbella. T: 952 771 046

CARPACCIO Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Frontline Puerto Banús. T: 952 813 357

LA CANTINA DEL GOLF Open: Everyday - for breakfast & lunch until 20:00. Flamingo Golf Club, Cancelada, Benahavis. T: 952 318 815

NUEVA CAMPANA Open: Wednesday to Monday - lunch & dinner. La Campana, Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 814 041

LA ESENCIA Open: Tuesday to Sunday - for dinner. Hotel Incosol, Urb. Golf Rio Real s/n, Marbella. T: 952 831 303

NUEVA KASKADA Open: Wednesday to Sunday - lunch & dinner. Urb. La Montua. C/ Chorreadero 39, Marbella. Tel: 952 864 478

LA LOGGIA Open: Everyday - for breakfast, lunch & afternoon snacks. Hotel Villa Padierna & Flamingos Golf Club, Ctra. De Cadiz, km. 166 (Cancelada exit), Estepona. T: 952 889 150

OCEAN CLUB Open: Everyday - for lunch. Avda. Lola Flores s/n, Puerto Banús. T: 952 908 137

SUAVE Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Pasaeo Maratímo Rey de Espana 93, Fuengirola. T: 952 866 627

OCHO Open: Tuesday to Sunday - lunch & dinner. C/ Moncayo 12, Fuengirola. T: 952 460 232 / 648 502 822

SUITE Open: Thursday to Saturday - for dinner. Hotel Puente Romano, Ctra. De Cadiz, km.177, Marbella. T: 952 820 900

PASSION CAFÉ Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. C.C. La Colonia, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 781 583

SWING Open: Thursday to Tuesday - 12:00 to 16:00 & 19:30 to 24:00. Arena Beach, Ctra de Cadiz, km 151 Estepona. T: 952 796 320

LA MENORAH Open: Tuesday to Sunday - lunch & dinner. Arena Beach, CN340 km. 151.2, Estepona. T: 952 792 734 LA TERRAZA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Golf Hotel Guadalmina, Marbella. T: 952 882 211 LA TERRAZA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. La Cala Resort, La Cala de Mijas. T: 952 669 000 LA VERANDA Open: Tuesday to Sunday - for dinner. Hotel Villa Padierna, Urb. Flamingos s/n. T: 952 889 150 LA VERANDA LOBBY BAR Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Kempinski Hotel Bahia, CN340 km. 159, Estepona. T: 952 809 500 LA VERANDAH Open: Week days (except Tuesday) - from 19:30 - Weekends - lunch & dinner. Ctra. De Cadiz, km. 136, Playa Guadiaro, Torreguadiaro, Cadiz. T: 956 615 998 LOS ARCOS Open: Everyday - for dinner. Hotel Melia la Quinta, Urb. La Quinta Golf s/n, Marbella. T: 952 762 000 LOS BANDIDOS Open: Everyday - for dinner. Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús. T: 952 815 915 MC CAFÉ Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. Marbella Club Hotel, Blvd. Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. T: 952 822 211 MESSINA Open: Monday to Saturday - for dinner. Avda. Severo Ochoa, 12, Marbella. T: 952 864 895 MIRAFLORES GOLF RESTAURANT Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. Ctra de Cadiz, km. 199, Urb. Riviera del Golf. T: 952 931 941

POCO LOCO BEACH Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. Playa Hermosa, CN340, km. 189, Marbella. T: 952 836 170 POLYNESIANS Open: Everyday - 17:00 to 02:00. Urb. La Alcazaba, CN340, km. 175. T: 952 816 100 PUENTE ROMANO BEACH CLUB Open: Everyday - for lunch. Blvd. Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, Marbella. T: 952 820 900 PURO BEACH Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Laguna Villaga, Playa el Padron, CN340, km. 159,. T: 952 800 015 ROJO Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. C/ Granada, 44, Malaga. T: 952 227 486 SCHILO Open: Thursday to Saturday - for dinner. Hotel Finca Cortesin, Ctra, Casares s/n, Casares, Malaga. T: 952 937 800 SEA GRILL Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Puente Romano Beach Club, CN340, km. 187. T: 952 820 900 SHANTI SOM - AMRITA Open: Monday to Thursday - 13:30 to 16:30. Friday & Saturday - 13:30 to 16:30 & 20:00 to 22:30. Ctra. De Ojen, km 22, A355, Marbella-Monda. T: 952 864 455 SHIRAZ Open: Tuesday to Sunday - lunch & dinner. Puerto Deportivo, Local 15, Marbella. T: 952 778 334

TANINO Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. CN340, km. 168, Benamara, Estepona. T: 952 883 259 TERRA SANA Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. Nueva Andalucía (next to the Casino). T: 952 906 205. Marina Banús, Puerto Banús. T: 952 817 977. C.C. Laguna Village. T: 951 901 050. C/ Camillo José Cela s/n, Marbella. T: 952 772 686

CARUSO Open: Monday to Saturday - 19:00 to 24:00. Avda. De la Constitucion, corner of C/ Andalucía. San Pedro de alcantara. T: 952 782 293 DA BRUNO Open: All day. Pasta Da Bruno, Avda. Ricardo Soriano, 27, Marbella. T: 952 860 438 (closed Sunday). Da Bruno Cabopino, CN340, km. 194.7. T: 952 831 918. Da Bruno a Casa, Marbella Mar, Local 1, Marbella. T: 952 857 521 (closed Sunday). Da Bruno a San Pedro, Avda. Del Mar, Local 1E, Sa Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 786 860 (closed Monday). Da Bruno Sul Mare, Edif. Skol, Paseo Maratímo, Marbella. T: 952 903 318/19. Da Bruno Mijas Costa, Ctra. De Mijas, km. 36, Mijas. T: 952 460 724 DA PAOLO Open: Evereyday - lunch & dinner. Muelle Ribera, Casa G-H, Local 43, Puerto Banús. T: 952 460 724

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DE MEDICI Open: Monday to Saturday - for dinner. Urb. El Pilar, C.C. Benapilar, Estepona. T: 952 884 687

THE CLUBHOUSE BAR & BRASSERIE FRASCATI Open: Tuesday to Sunday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. Urb. Los Naranjos de Marbella, 1 1 Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Plaza de los Naranjos s/n, Sorogrande. Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 908 844 T: 952 790 392 THE MEETING ROOM GOLD RESTAURANT Open: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to Open: Everyday - 10:00 to 24:00. Complejo 23:00. Avda. Ricardo Soriano 1, Local 1, Benabola 13, Beach Side, Puerto Banús. (Edif. Portillo), Marbella. T: 952 772 577 T: 952 929 055 THE ORANGE TREE LA PAPPARDELLA DI Open: Everyday - 18:30 to 23:00. Plaza ESTEPONA General Chinchilla 1, Plaza de los Naranjos, Open: Everyday - 13:00 to 24:00. Puerto Marbella. T: 952 924 613. Deportivo de Estepona. T: 952 802 144 TIKITANO LA PAPPARDELLA SUL MARE Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Urb. Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. C.C. Guadalmansa, CN340, km 164, Estepoms. Laguna Village, Estepona. T: 952 807 354 Tel: 952 798 449


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TROCADERO ARENA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Torre Real Beach, Marbella. T: 952 865 579 TROCADERO BEACH Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Playa de la Carolina, Marbella. T: 610 704 144 VENTA GARCIA Open: Tuesday to Sunday - lunch & dinner. Ctra. De Casares, km 7. T: 952 894 191 ZOZOI Open: Monday to Saturday - 19:30 to 24:00 - Plaza Altamirano 1, Marbella. T: 952 858 868 ITALIAN AL DENTE Open: Tuesday to Sunday - for dinner. Urb. Jardines de Puerto, Local 12, Puerto Banús. T: 952 906 181

LEONARDO DA VINCI Open: Everyday - for dinner. Urb. Dona Lola, Local 21-22, Calahonda, Mijas Costa. T: 952 934 667 LOMBARDO’S Open: Everyday - from 19:00. Galerias Paniagua, Sotogrande, Cadiz. T: 956 795 924 LUNNA ROSSA Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. Paseo Maratímo Benabola, Local 12, Puerto Banús. T: 952 810 543 MADE IN SARDINIA Open: Everyday - fordinner. C.C. Cristamar, Avda. Julio Iglesias, Puerto Banús. T: 952 906 608 METRO Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Puerto Marina, Benalmádena. T: 952 446 460

NUNOS AMORE E FANTASIA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Caleta Open: Everyday - from 19:00. Muelle Hotel, Catalan Bay, Gibraltar. Benabola, Casa 5A, Puerto Banús. T: 952 T: 00350 200 76501 3 3 813 464



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O MAMMA MIA Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. El Corte Ingles Food Hall. Puerto Banús. T: 952 909 990

MECA Open: Everyday - luinch & dinner. C.C. Pino Golf, Don Carlos, Local 1, Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 052 830 365 / 658 646 829

PORTOFINO LAGUNA VILLAGE Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. C.C. Laguna Village, Estepona. T: 952 808 035

NAMAZAKE Open: Tuesday to Saturday - for dinner. Hotel Puente Romano, Ctra. De Cadiz, km.177, Marbella. T: 952 820 900


OSAKA Open: Everyday - 13:30 to 16:00 and 19:30 to 24:00. CN340, km. 166 (Benavista), C.C. Costa del Sol. Tel: 952 885 751

RISTORANTE REGINA Open: Everydar - for dinner plus lunch on Sunday. Edif. La Ruleta, Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 814 529

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RESTAURANTE ASIATICO BANGKOK Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. P. de las Orquideas, C/Iris, 11B, Edif. Excelsior no 1, Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 813 603

ROSMARINO Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. C.C. Pino Golf, Local 34 (near OpenCor) Elviria, Marbella. T: 952 850 148 SALOTTO Open: Monday to Saturday - for dinner. Avda. del Prado, Via 1, local 2, Aloha Golf, Nueva Andalucía. Tel: 952 925 250

SAKURA Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Avda. Jardines del Puerto, L5, Puerto Banús. T: 952 817 536

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TRATTORIA L’IMPRONTA Monday Friday 10am 6pm Monday toto Friday 10am toto 6pm SAPPORO Open: Wednesday to Monday - for dinner. Tel:David David on661 661 190175 175 Tel: Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. C.C. Avda. Salamanca. Edif. Sabon Pedro del 190 Mar, Costa del Sol, upper level, CN340, km. 166, Local 14, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 NEW LOCATION NEW LOCATION Estepona. T: 952 888 710 785 943 Next to Man Friday’s Supermarket, Benamara Next to Man Friday’s Supermarket, Benamara

VILLA TIBERIO Open: Monday to Saturday -Supersol for dinner. Mercadona Campsa Mercadona Supersol Campsa Ctra. De Cadiz, km. 178, Marbella. T: 952 771 799 Estepona Estepona

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SUSHI DES ARTISTES Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. CN340, km. 178.5, Marbella. T: 952 857 403 BARBER Marbella Marbella

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SUKHO THAI Open: Monday to Saturday - for dinner. C.C. Benavista Marbellamar, Marbella. T: 952 770 550 Benavista


SALA MIRADOR Open: Everyday - breakfast, lunch & dinner. 2 de Monte Paraiso Golf, Casa Club, 2 Camino Camojan s/n, Marbella. T: 952 861 457

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SUSHI KATSURA Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner (except Saturday lunch). C/ Ramon Gomez de la Serna, 5, Marbella. T: 952 863 193

TEMPORA Open - Everyday - for dinner. C/ Tetuan 9, Old Town, Marbella. T: 952 857 933

TAI PAN Open: Everyday - for dinner. Hotel Puente Romano, Ctra. De Cadiz, km.177, Marbella. T: 952 777 893

ORIENTAL ASIA FOOD Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. C.C. Pinares de Elviria, Marbella. T: 952 850 060

THAI GALLERY Open Everyday - from 20:00. CN340, km. 175, Edif. Rimesa, Bajos, Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 818 392

ASIATICO ZEN Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner (closed Tuesday lunch). C/ Lirios s/n. Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 817 691

THAI STYLE Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Urb. Puerto Deportivo 13, Edif. Poniente, Estepona. T: 951 318 445


YANG DIMSUM CLUB AT BENAVISTA DRAGONAT DE ATORO BENAVISTATSE BENAVISTA AT BENAVISTA Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. Open: Everyday - 12:30 to 16:00 & 19:00 El Corte Ingles Food Hall. Puerto Banús. to 24:00 (closed Monday lunch). Ctra. De T: 952 909 990 Cadiz, km. 141, Urb. Hacienda Guadalupe, Manilva. T: 952 890 956 WASABI Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. C.C. GOLDEN WOK Puerto Banús. T: 952 908 577 Open: Everyday - lunch & dinner. Urb.


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CASA DE LA ERA Open: Everyday - for dinner. Ctra. De Ojen, km. 0.5, Marbella. T: 952 770 625 CASA FERNANDO Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. Avda. Del Mediterraneo s/n, San Pedro del Alcantara. T: 952 853 344 EL PORTALÓN Open: Monday to Saturday - 13:00 to 16:00 and 20:00 to 24:00. Ctra. de Cadiz, km. 178, Marbella. T: 052 827 880 HACIENDA Open: Tuesday to Saturday - 13:00 to 16:30 & 19:30 - 23:00. Urb. La Alcaidesa, La Linea de la Concepcion. Tel: 956 582 700 LA MÁQUINA Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. El Corte Ingles Food Hall, Puerto Banús. T: 952 909 990 LA MERIDIANA DEL ALABARDERO Open: Tuesday to Sunday - lunch & dinner. Camino de la Cruz, Marbella. T: 952 776 190 LA TABERNA DE ALABARDERO Open: Tuesday to Sunday - lunch & dinner. San Pedro Playa, Urb. Castiglone, T: 952 785 138. Ctra. de Ronda, km 167, San Pedro. T: 952 786 265 MESÓN EL ADOBE Open: Wednesday to Monday - lunch & dinner. Edif. Balmoral , Bajo 3, Marbella. T: 600 003 144 MI TABERNA Open: Monday to Saturday - lunch & dinner. CB340, km. 178, Marbella. T: 952 827 880

HOTELS ALANDA CARIB PLAYA **** CN340, km. 194. T: 952 902 537

HOTEL EL FUERTE **** Avda. el Fuerte s/n, Marbella. T: 952 861 500

ALMENARA GOLF HOTE **** Avda. Almenara s/n, Sotogrande. T: 956 582 200

HOTEL FUERTE MIRAMAR SPA **** Pl/ José Luque Manzano, Marbella. T: 952 786 400

ATALAYA PARK HOTEL **** CN340, km. 168.5, Estepona. T: 952 889 000 BARCELLO MARBELLA **** C/ de Granadillas s/n, Yrg. Guadalmina Alta, Marbella. T: 952 889 099 BEATRIZ PALACE & SPA **** CN340, km. 207, Fuengirola. T: 952 922 000 BENABOLA APART HOTEL **** Benabola, Puerto Banús. T: 952 815 000 BLUE BAY Banús HOTEL **** CN340, km. 173, Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 811 517 CORAL BEACH **** Golden Mile, Marbella. T: 952 824 500 CROWNE PLAZA ***** CN340, km. 168, Estepona. T: 902 875 730 DON CARLOS ***** CN340, kn. 192, Marbella. T: 952 899 700 EL OCEANO BEACH HOTEL **** Miraflores Playa, Torrenueva, Marbella. T: 952 587 550

HOTEL LOS MONTEROS ***** CN340, km. 187, Marbella. T: 952 771 700 HOTEL PLAYA BONITA **** CN340, km. 127, Benalmádena Costa. T: 952 442 840 HOTEL PRINCESS PLAYA **** Paseo Maratímo, Marbella. T: 952 820 944 HOTEL PUENTE ROMANO ***** CN340, km. 179, Marbella. T: 952 820 900 HOTEL MELIA LA QUINTA ***** Urb. La Quinta Golf, Marbella. T: 952 762 000 HOTEL TORREQUEBRADA ***** Avd. del Sol s/n, Benalmádena Costa. T: 952 446 000

FINCA CORTESIN ***** Ctra. Casares, Casares. T: 952 937 800

HOTEL TRITON ***** Avda. Antonio Machado, 29, Benalmádena Costa. Tel: 952 443 240


GOLF HOTEL GUADALMINA **** Guadalmina Baja, Marbella. T: 952 882 211

HOTEL VILLA PADIERNA ***** CN340, km. 166, Estepona. T: 952 889 150

LOVING HUT Open - Everyday - 10:30 - 23:00. Avda. Miguel Cano 11, Marbella. T: 951 245 889

GRAN HOTEL BENAHAVIS **** Huerta de Rufino, Benahavis. T: 902 504 862

KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHIA ESTEPONA ***** CN340, km. 159, Estepona. T: 952 809 500

GRAN HOTEL GVADALPÍN PUERTO BANÚS ***** Arroyo El Rodeo, Nuevo Andalucía. T: 952 899 700

LA CALA RESORT ***** La Cala de Mijas. T: 952 669 000

TRAGABUCHES Open: Tuesday to Sunday - lunch & dinner. C/ José Aparacio 1, Ronda (pedestrian street between bullring and Parador). T: 952 190 291

GRAN MELIA DON PEPE ***** José Melia s/n, Marbella. T: 952 770 300


HOTEL MELIA MARBELLA **** CN340, km. 175, Puerto Banús. T: 952 810 500


MARBELLA CLUB HOTEL ***** CN340, km. 180, Marbella. T: 952 822 211

H10 ANDALUCÍA PLAZA **** CN340, km. 174, Nueva Andalucía. T: 952 812 000

NH SAN PEDRO **** C/ Jerez 1, San Pedro de Alcantara. T: 952 853 040

H10 ESTEPONA PALACE **** Avda. del Carmen 99, Playa de Guadalbon, Estepona. T: 952 790 040

SISU BOUTIQUE HOTEL **** CN340, km. 173, Puerto Banús. T: 952 906 105

HM GRAN HOTEL COSTA DEL SOL **** La Cala de Mijas, Mijas Costa. T: 952 587 710

VINCCI SELCCION ESTRELLA DEL MAR ***** CN340, km. 190.5, Marbella. T: 951 053 970


ALCAIDESA LINKS 18 holes par 71 - T: 956 791 040

LA QUINTA GOLF 27 holes par 72 - T: 952 762 390

ALHAURIN GOLF 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 595 970

LAURO GOLF 27 holes par 72 - T: 952 412 767

ALMENARA GOLF 27 holes par 72 - T: 956 582 027 ALOHA GOLF 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 907 085 ATALAYA GOLF 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 882 812

LOS NARANJOS GOLF CLUB 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 815 206 MARBELLA CLUB GOLF RESORT 18 holes par 73 - T: 952 113 239

CABOPINO GOLF 18 holes par 70 - T: 952 850 282

MARBELLA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 830 500

CERRADO DEL AGUILA 18 holes par 71 - T: 951 703 355

MIJAS GOLF 36 holes par 70 - T: 952 476 843

CLUB DE GOLF LA CANADA 18 holes par 71 - T: 956 794 100

MIRAFLORES GOLF 18 holes par 71 - T: 952 931 960

EL PARAISO CLUB DE GOLF 18 holes par 71 - T: 952 883 835

PARADOR MALAGA DEL GOLF 27 holes par 72 - T: 952 381 225

ESTEPONA GOLF 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 937 605 FINCA CORTESIN GOLF CLUB 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 937 883

REAL CLUB DE GOLF LAS BRISAS www.realclubdegolflasbrisas. com 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 810 875

FLAMINGOS GOLF CLUB 18 holes par 71 - T: 952 889 157

REAL CLUB DE GOLF SOTOGRANDE 18 holes par 72 - T: 956 785 014

GOLF RIO REAL 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 756 733

SAN ROQUE CLUB 18 holes par 72 - T: 956 613 030

GOLF TORREQUEBRADA 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 442 742

SANTA CLARA GOLF www.santaclaragolfmarbella. com 18 holes par 71 - T: 952 850 111

GUADALMINA GOLF 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 883 375 LA CALA GOLF RESORT 54 holes pars 71, 72 & 73 T: 952 699 033

SANTA MARIA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB www.santamariagolfclub. com 18 holes par 72 - T: 956 831 036

LA DAMA DE NOCHE 9 holes par 70 - T: 952 818 150

SOTOGRANDE CLUB DE GOLF 18 holes par 72 - T: 956 785 012

LA DUQUESA GOLF 18 holes par 72 - T: 952 890 425

VALDERAMA 18 holes par 72 - T: 956 791 200





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