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Game & Wine Trails of Galicia

Game & Wine Trails of Galicia

Ribeira Sacra is an inland wine region, little known even in the rest of Galicia, where the potential for fine wines comes from old vineyards, the slate and granite soils, the peculiar micro-climates of the rivers and terraces and the skills of a new wave of Spanish winemakers who have recently brought this isolated wine country into the... [More...]

Dating Disasters and How to Handle Them

Dating Disasters and How to Handle Them

Everyone, at some point in their life, has had a bad dating experience. A bad date can be caused by a simple mismatch, a lack of chemistry, personality conflicts, questions over the payment of the bill, someone that dominates the conversation and doesn't let the other person speak; however, it is easy to realise this at the outset and walk away... [More...]

SmallWorld Café on the road to Istán

SmallWorld Café on the road to Istán

SmallWorld Café on the road to Istán has recently undergone a refurbishment. Its rear and front terraces have been completely revamped and the interior is now in a very chic industrial style that perfectly complements the ethos of this popular ‘café’. The new stripped down and upcycled look has an urban vibe that wouldn’t look out of... [More...]

Fed in the Clouds

Fed in the Clouds

La Sala in the Sky offers an opportunity to dine closer to the stars! Anyone with even a slight interest in the world of restaurants and chefs will be aware that there is a constant search for “something different” to attract diners, whether it is a new style of cooking (remember the advent of nouvelle cuisine?) or a venue that goes beyond... [More...]

Top Thai in Nueva Andalucia

Top Thai in Nueva Andalucia

Top Thai restaurant has been a fixture in Nueva Andalucia since 2006. The restaurant’s prime location in Central Plaza has helped to make it one of the best-known Thai restaurants on the coast and its philosophy of serving great Thai food at a reasonable price has ensured a band of loyal customers who keep returning to this family run... [More...]

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...]

Latest Blogs

Eating the Old Fashioned Way!

Eating the Old Fashioned Way!

We are inundated with diet ideas and lifestyle advice on a daily basis through the mainstream media, social media, celebrities and TV programmes. Vegan, paleo, high carb, low carb, proteins, no grains – it's a jungle to say the least. Of course, the main question should be, what suits you best? And to whom would you prefer to listen? With all the information out there, how do you... [More...]

The Heat is On!

The Heat is On!

Porterhouse Grill is raising the bar for a great steak! A good steak is very often at the top of many people’s list of favourite foods. There is nothing quite like the scent of steak cooked on the grill wafting through the air to make the olfactory sense perk up and the stomach start to rumble. The thought of a juicy piece of meat cooked to perfection and melting in the mouth is a meat... [More...]

At Last - A Technique That Waves Goodbye To Baldness

At Last - A Technique That Waves Goodbye To...

FUE hair transplant surgery has become very popular around the world, especially over the past five years. It seems that every time you open your web browser, buy a magazine, or pick up a copy of your local newspaper you will see an advertisement for hair transplant surgery at discount prices. If you are losing your hair, these advertisements can be very tempting. But what do you get for your... [More...]

Reflections, Colourful Clientele and more....

Reflections, Colourful Clientele and more....

This month Jonathan answers those who try to tarnish Reflections’ reputation, dishes the dirt on the Royals and gives a little insight into the unique characters who make up Reflections’ varied clientele. COLOURFUL CLIENTELE Reflections is repeatedly accused by certain individuals of being old-fashioned, having a predominantly elderly clientele or being ‘middle-aged’ (I actually find... [More...]

Sisko Akt Presents Cuba Libre

Sisko Akt Presents Cuba Libre

The world is finally opening up to Cuba as the one-time pariah has been embraced by its former foes and everyone is in love with the sights and sounds of Havana. Now, the many layers of Cuba’s unique and captivating history, where the sounds of rumba and salsa complement the vividly-coloured murals, are a source of inspiration for the world’s leading fashion designers. CUBAN FASHION... [More...]

Vive la France

Vive la France

Long known as one of the most fashion conscious places on the planet, France has an impressive list of designers to be proud of: Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Louboutin, Balmain, Starck to name just a few - and we haven't even mentioned art, music or film. As far as interior design goes, French style has been constantly referenced, revived, reinvented and regurgitated, as in country... [More...]

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...]

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