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Cataluña - Country or Province

Cataluña - Country or Province

The Autonomous Region of Cataluña in the north east of Spain and on the borders of France, consists of the provinces of Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida, and Girona.   In France itself the district of Rousillon may also be considered Catalán.   But whilst there is no discernable movement for independence in that area, any... [More...]

Katy Perry: Total Access

Katy Perry: Total Access

Whatever you might think of Katy Perry (the best pop princess that America has turned out since Britney, or an overhyped madam who can’t even be relied upon to hit the right note when singing live), it cannot be denied that she is not easily avoided. Not only have her five albums sold millions of copies around the world, she is extremely adept... [More...]

Suffering Creatively

Suffering Creatively

It may seem a tenuous link, to compare interior design with a mighty subject such as war and peace. To imagine wallpapers and table dressings in the same arena as the horrors of war is surely impossible but, from times of hardship and strife, come growth and creativity. Often, people use creativity and the arts to manage difficult times and to... [More...]

Recommended!

Recommended!

My choice of books by three of my favourite Spanish writers, which are fortunately translated into English. Eleanor McKenzie Spain has a wealth of great writers and some of them, but sadly not all, have novels available in English. My first introduction to the contemporary Spanish literature scene was through the writing of Almudena Grandes, who... [More...]

The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

What persuades you to pick up a book? Is it a recommendation from a friend? Someone else’s choice at your book club? Maybe it’s the latest work from a favourite author? If you own a Kindle, possibly cost has a lot to do with it; it’s not easy to turn down the chance of owning a 500-page biography of a major historical figure for less than... [More...]

Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes S-Class

Mid-life facelift for the Mercedes S-Class S63 AMG In philosophical terms, the outgoing S63 AMG was a car I was at odds with from day one. While I totally got the popularity of the C63 AMG as a pocket rocket, and the E63 AMG as a more grown up version of the same, the S63 AMG always struck me as the schizophrenic one of the three, the... [More...]

Cougars We Like

Cougars We Like

Well, good for Halle Berry! After enduring several years of a love life that has been troubled to say the least (Olivier Martinez, anyone?) 51-year-old Halle decided to break the news of her relationship with British music producer, Alex da Kid who, at the age of 35, is 16 years younger. Despite having two children (a daughter from her... [More...]

Diana de Souza Leão Jensen

Diana de Souza Leão Jensen

Diana de Souza Leão Jensen is a Danish/Brazilian globetrotter who travels all around the world following her passion for polo. She watches and learns about polo in all corners of the world and then shares her experiences on her blog PoloPeoplePlaces.com With a Master’s degree in marketing and international communication, Diana is multilingual... [More...]

Latest Blogs

Retreat from the heat

Retreat from the heat

The Indian summer retreats of members of the British Raj make ideal holiday destinations for 21st century Europeans. Retreat from the heat: India’s Hill Stations One of the many charms of Paul Scott’s novel "Staying On” and its compelling dramatisation for television with Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, was its backdrop of an Indian hill station as their choice of place to retire. Of... [More...]

Wine & Cheese Moments

Wine & Cheese Moments

Though pairing wine and cheese is a centuries-old tradition it can still be a challenging and difficult task. The best thing to do is to follow some simple principles to achieve an exquisite experience. Generally hard cheeses are better with reds, soft cheeses with whites and blue cheeses with sweet wines. With this concept in mind you should be able to make cheese and wine pairing less... [More...]

How to Make Clever Food Swaps

How to Make Clever Food Swaps

Like most of the people I know, I started this year with a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Drink less booze; eat more healthily; exercise more; save money. Oh, and I also promised to drink more water and always to take my make-up off before I go to bed. It’s pretty pathetic, but the one thing I managed to stick to is eating more veggies and staying clear of gluten, with which I... [More...]

Vovem: An Asador with Va-Va-Voom!

Vovem: An Asador with Va-Va-Voom!

We are already dedicated fans of the Vovem Asador in Nueva Andalucía, so were obviously keen as mustard to test drive the team’s other establishment in Marbella’s Paseo Maritimo. Since its opening in June it has become a popular venue for discerning carnivores, with its range of top quality steaks and meat. The location could scarcely be better, as Vovem’s Marbella branch stands on... [More...]

Cirumed Clinic

Cirumed Clinic

Dr Aslani, the founder and director of the Cirumed Clinic believes that the secret of success is specialisation. Over the past decade, Dr Aslani (also Head of the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Quirón Málaga and Marbella Hospitals) has become internationally recognized for two popular cosmetic procedures; the Brazilian Butt Lift and the Total Bikini... [More...]

Ocean Clinic turns the tide for intimate surgery

Ocean Clinic turns the tide for intimate surgery

Dr Kai Kaye and his team at the Ocean Clinic Marbella are highly respected for the work they do in bringing the most advanced surgical techniques to the Costa del Sol. They have recently added a new surgeon to the team, Dr. Sonja Kästner from Germany, who is expert in two of the newest trends – penis enhancement and labial reconstruction. Society had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Kästner... [More...]

Luxurious Living at Loma de Casasola

Luxurious Living at Loma de Casasola

Loma de Casasola is a luxurious and private gated community in Guadalmina, Marbella. When finished it will consist of six modern villas designed by architect Juan Antonio Fernandez and each one is constructed to the very highest specifications. Each villa offers space and comfort as well as the privilege of living in leafy, residential Guadalmina Baja, one of the most exclusive locations in... [More...]

A Right Royal Residence

A Right Royal Residence

Situated in the mountains above Marbella on the Ronda road lies El Madroñal Residence, a bespoke, gated micro-community of three villas opposite the south entrance of the prestigious La Zagaleta urbanisation. Built on the former site of the El Madroñal tennis club by local award-winning developers Propana Group, the houses boast views down the mountain all the way to Puerto Banús and the... [More...]

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