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Bad Mothers

Bad Mothers

Mother's Day is the time of year that we celebrate our mothers, buying cards and flowers and booking a table at her favourite restaurant. However, as history has shown, not all mothers are really worth celebrating. In fact, some of them are very bad women indeed! Mary Ann Cotton It's one thing to forget to wash your child's games kit but it's... [More...]

Beyoncé: The Mother of All Celebrities

Beyoncé: The Mother of All Celebrities

From her early days as a third of girl group, Destiny's Child to her current status as one of the most successful female solo artists in history, Beyoncé Knowles has the air of a woman who knows what she wants. Marriage to Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter has brought still more riches and a child, Blue Ivy. Pregnant again with twins and with yet another... [More...]

Marbella’s Fresh King of Cotton

Marbella’s Fresh King of Cotton

Fresh, crisp and clean cotton is a highly desirable commodity and Egyptian cotton is the crème de la crème when it comes to superior quality linens. Whether you’re looking for sheets or towels, King of Cotton in San Pedro de Alcántara is the coast’s leading supplier of refined linens and although it is new to us, the company has a long... [More...]

Boyz from the Hood

Boyz from the Hood

Increasingly rap stars are turning to acting in both films and TV series. Wa gwan with that cuz? Hip hop and rap in its many forms has been dominating the music business for quite some time now and while it isn’t everybody’s musical cup of tea, and many a person from an older generation claims that it isn’t music at all, it has impacted on... [More...]

Reality Bites

Reality Bites

by Virginia Macari & Natalie Richardson Virginia Macari February has been another busy month. Between planning my latest beachwear campaign and organising my son's fifth birthday party I have hardly had time to think. Who knew that small boys' parties could involve so much work? I am constantly grateful for the number of talented and... [More...]

Don't Pay the Postage!

Don't Pay the Postage!

Padre Peter What a joy it is on Valentine’s Day to receive a mysterious card avowing eternal love!   Of course, from time to time, and quite unwittingly, the recipient may be the butt of a mischievous, not to say downright nasty, joke.   As an example of this I could cite my classics master who had the misfortune to suffer... [More...]

La La Land to the Rescue!

La La Land to the Rescue!

Every few years a film comes along that attracts enormous box office takings, is a massive winner in awards season, garners rave reviews and, inevitably, is seen as evidence of the revival of a Hollywood genre. This time it is the turn of La La Land, a feel-good musical with a bittersweet centre that has had critics and movie lovers reaching for... [More...]

Valentine’s Day Massacre

Valentine’s Day Massacre

A Bouquet of Bullets In the late 1920s, Chicago’s streets were a battleground where legendary gangsters fought over territory. On 14th February 1929, the shooting of six men contributed to the fall of the infamous Al Capone and is forever known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Eleanor McKenzie Valentine’s Day is typically associated... [More...]

Latest Blogs

Twin Peaks: 25 Years On

Twin Peaks: 25 Years On

Once upon a time (actually 1990, but even a year is a long time in the history of TV drama) there was an American TV series. Not only was it a stonking great hit in its own right, it made its contemporaries look lumbering, clumsy and more than a little old-fashioned. When, after the second series ended in 1991, it was announced that the drama had reached the end of its run fans were bereft.... [More...]

Why should you juice?

Why should you juice?

I have been regularly juicing for the past five years after a good friend of mine introduced me to its benefits. She explained that the body has to use a lot of energy digesting food, whereas with juices your body gets a rest from all the hard work and all the nutrients go straight into your system. You might be saying to yourself  “Well, I eat a lot of cooked vegetables with my meal so... [More...]

The Grand Ole Smokehouse!

The Grand Ole Smokehouse!

There are occasions when American cuisine is just what the taste buds ordered and where better to experience the full on hickory smoked, barbecued style of cooking than at Jacks Smokehouse, which in case you haven’t heard is where Jacks American Brasserie used to be on Puerto Banús’s prestigious frontline. Jacks has been a favourite eatery in the Port for many, many years, and has always... [More...]

Green For Go!

Green For Go!

Green is most likely to be associated with nature, fertility, growth, money and, probably most famously, jealousy. Psychologically, green is believed to be the great balancer - the perfect mix between head and heart. Red might be associated with extremes, such as love and anger, yellow might be associated with happiness, an eternal ray of sunshine, but green is somewhere in between; equilibrium,... [More...]

Lung Cancer: Keeping It Away

Lung Cancer: Keeping It Away

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Each year, more than 1.200.000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer worldwide (30.000 in Spain) and 70 per cent of these cases are diagnosed at advanced stages, when the cancer is unlikely to be cured. The Most Common Risk Factor for Lung Cancer Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer as 80 per cent of... [More...]

Let's Keep It Clean, Folks!

Let's Keep It Clean, Folks!

This month Jonathan gets down and dirty, putting the spotlight on unsanitary salons. Last month, Society Marbella ran an article about hygiene, or the lack of it, in the make-up industry and, although I was disgusted by what I was reading, I wasn't unsurprised. Over the years I have seen disinfection practices so poorly adhered to by salon professionals that I was expecting Ashton Kutcher to... [More...]

Overcoming The Brain’s Negativity Bias

Overcoming The Brain’s Negativity Bias

It’s easy to let a simple daily dispute become all out war. While the causes of the arguments may not be a big deal, the way you handle the communications is. Good dispute resolution, after all, is a skill to be honed if we want to develop and maintain happy, lasting relationships with people. Importantly, researchers have discovered that the brain has a negativity bias, meaning the brain... [More...]

El Gran Gatsby

El Gran Gatsby

A Grand View & Great Food El Gran Gatsby in Puerto Banús offers both a serene view of the sea and a top quality, seasonally inspired menu. There is something that is still magical about a dining room surrounded by crystal clear glass offering an incomparable view. It may have been done in many restaurants, often at great height, but El Gran Gatsby in Puerto Banús is a match for any of... [More...]

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