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Art Attack

Art Attack

We look at art. We think about art. We talk about art. We watch films about art. The romantic notion of the tortured artist spending stormy nights hurling his emotions onto the canvas to create the perfect painting is a much loved stereotype. But art is not just a dream, nor is it a aspirational concept merely for the creative. If the nearest you... [More...]

A Castle of Culinary Delights

A Castle of Culinary Delights

A castle in Spain is a romantic dream that has inspired writers and musicians for centuries. For residents of Marbella, and those living along the Costa del Sol who don’t mind a slightly longer journey, the dream is on our doorstep in the lovely village of Monda, which is a mere 15-minute drive from the coast into the Sierra de las Nieves. You... [More...]

In Vogue: The Lowdown on Ireland’s Finest

In Vogue: The Lowdown on Ireland’s...

Having featured in Vogue magazine’s Swimwear Special issue, designer to the stars, Virginia Macari asked Irish celebrity Vogue Williams to model her latest collection on location in Marbella. There’s a little saying that goes like this, “If you love Irish girls raise your hands; if you don’t, raise your standards.” And Vogue Williams is... [More...]

The Psychology Behind Our 'Romantic' Choices

The Psychology Behind Our 'Romantic'...

There are many schools of thought on the methods of how we choose our partner and the specifications of what we look for in a potential companion. People often believe that they subconsciously look for characteristics found in their own parents or, by contrast, even when they make an effort to avoid this, their chosen partner inevitably displays... [More...]

The Electric Tallia Storm

The Electric Tallia Storm

She’s got 142,000 Instagram fans and counts Eva Longoria, Sir Elton John and Nile Rodgers among her growing list of celebrity friends. She’s a brand ambassadress for Maserati and wears MAC Cosmetics for her red carpet occasions. Who is she? She’s Tallia Storm and she’s setting the world alight with her music and books. It’s no... [More...]

Tanya Vegar on Dating Services

Tanya Vegar on Dating Services

Dating these days is a technological rotating buffet that allows you to pick and choose and to keep trying all the buffet samples for as long as you want. The buffet even offers international cuisine, where you can try samples from all over the world. Then, if you find something you like, you can change from the buffet to al a carte and focus on... [More...]

I just can’t get you out of my bed…

I just can’t get you out of my bed…

The new Yorkshire Linen store on Marbella’s Golden Mile is a veritable treasure chest of everything for the bedroom, bathroom, living room and even the kitchen. This new venture on the part of Stephanie Smith with her business partner Julie Law and team is bringing the best in bedding and prestige household products to Marbella and its western... [More...]

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste

One of my pet peeves is food wastage. Did you know that the UK throws away seven million tonnes of food and drink every year, the majority of which could have been consumed? It's costing the country billions of pounds per annum. This situation is destructive to the environment and to the health of our communities. Each time food remains... [More...]

Latest Blogs

Paella's y Mas: The Terrific Twos!

Paella's y Mas: The Terrific Twos!

When, in June, the talented team at Paella's y Mas celebrated the second birthday of this extraordinarily successful and popular restaurant, they could be forgiven a few self-congratulatory moments. In only two years, Head Chef Javier Ponte and his dedicated staff have built a business which already has gained the reputation as being one of the best restaurants in Marbella – in fact, when it... [More...]

Organic Versus Non Organic

Organic Versus Non Organic

This is the issue. On the one hand, you have conventionally grown fruit and vegetables; on the other, you have organic fruit and veg. Both look the same, provide vitamins and fibre and are free from fat, sodium and cholesterol. So which should you choose? Get the facts before you shop. The word 'organic' refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products such as fruit, vegetables,... [More...]

Diabetes: An increasingly common condition

Diabetes: An increasingly common condition

Dr. Luis Hidalgo, Medical Director at HC Marbella International Hospital, answers all your questions about diabetes. What is diabetes? What does it involve? Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which the body is unable to regulate glucose (sugar) in the blood. The cells of the body need sugar to function normally. Sugar is introduced into cells with the help of a hormone called insulin. If... [More...]

Reflections Salon Snippets

Reflections Salon Snippets

This month Jonathan shares his salon snippets on hot receptionists, cloning nail technicians, hunting for a good hair stylist and brassy blonde clients. The search goes on...and on...and on. How hard is it to get good staff these days? It’s never been easy, but these days it seems more difficult than ever. No matter what we do, who we speak to or where we post our job opportunity for a... [More...]

This month has been a hectic one, to say the least!

This month has been a hectic one, to say the...

This month has been a hectic one, to say the least! There have been all the La Sala parties and the opening of the new restaurant, OAK Garden & Grill which, I must say, is amazing, so for the next few weeks I’m going to take it easy and have a good detox. I've been looking around the area and have found some amazing places to go to cleanse the body and mind, Here are my Top Ten tips on... [More...]

The Evolution of the Swimsuit

The Evolution of the Swimsuit

The history of swimwear began long before the modern day bikini. In the 19th century, swimming suits consisted of up to six pieces of clothing, including stockings, which were used by both men and women. These bathing suits could weigh more than five kilograms when wet - even more in the case of women, as they included small pieces of lead to weigh down their skirts when entering the sea, a... [More...]

Antima - Breathing Space

Antima - Breathing Space

In a hectic noisy world where everything is happening at once and where most people are rushing around, Antima has created a home that is a breathing space. Villa LB is located in Nueva Andalucia and this stunning residence is perfectly positioned to give owners views of Las Brisas Golf Course and Marbella’s most outstanding landmark; La Concha mountain. One of the key features of this... [More...]

Thai to Die For

Thai to Die For

There are cuisines for all seasons: comforting goulashes for the winter, gorgeous green salads when spring is in full flower but when summer comes round again you know that your local Thai restaurant can deliver exactly what you need. We are very lucky to have a number of local establishments that deliver dishes packed with flavour and one of our favourites is Top Thai, conveniently situated in... [More...]

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