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Multi-Charity Christmas Fair in Estepona

Monday, November 13th, 2017

A multi-charity Christmas fair, organised by the Anglican Church in the Costa del Sol, will be held in Estepona on 25 November. Entrance is free, and visitors can enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the day, as well as Santa’s Grotto, face painting, magic shows, bouncy castle, classic cars ...

Help Syrian refugees at a fun day in Seville this Saturday

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Help Syrian refugees at a fun day in Seville this Saturday As Christmas draws closer, weekends are full of fun festive attractions like medieval markets and belenes vivientes (live nativity scenes). This Saturday, 12 December,  in Seville you can go to an entirely different event, but one which is equally rewarding, as ...

Bobadilla/Antequera-Granada high-speed rail link gets 62m euro

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Today, a new investment was announced for the Antequera-Granada high-speed rail link, with AVE trains due to start running in 2018. Andalucia's budget for 2016 includes 62 million euros to  finish this AVE route linking Antequera (Santa Ana Station), the geographically central junction of the region, with Granada, while nearby Bobadilla was an important junction on ...

3rd Edition of Foro La Zagaleta: “The Brand of the 21st Century”

Monday, June 9th, 2014

GUEST POST BY SOPHIE CAREFULL [caption id="attachment_14037" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="The team behind a very successful Foro La Zagaleta 2014, the luxury brand forum held in Marbella."] [/caption] Last Friday 6 June, for the third year, some of the biggest names in the international business world came together at the Marbella Conference Centre ...

Blue Fin – the cava, to pair with the tuna

Friday, September 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11899" align="aligncenter" width="431" caption="A new cava designed to accompany atun de almadraba, caught off the Cadiz coast."] [/caption] The other night, I was fortunate enough to eat a meal which was based entirely around atun de almadraba. This is atun rojo, or in English, blue-fin tuna, which is caught using ...

Summer nights in Sotogrande – a premium mixer for your gin-tonic

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Guest blog post: Holly Penny [caption id="attachment_11832" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Luis Medina Abascal at Seagram´s Premium Tonic Water launch"] [/caption] The event had a luxurious vibe, on the mansion’s rooftop in the glowing moonlight, overlooking the stunning infinity pool, with a gorgeous backdrop of Sotogrande’s rolling hills. Guests were all served elaborate ...

Rod Younger (1959-2013)

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Guest Blog By Annie Bennett There are not many people who make you smile whenever you think of them, but Rod Younger was definitely one of them. His positive outlook, enthusiasm for whatever he was involved with, vast knowledge of Spanish history and culture and, of course, those twinkling eyes and ...

Manuel Cortes: a biography

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Guest Post: Rebekah Thompson One of the most famous (or some would say infamous) characters in Andalucía during the Civil War, not for his participation but for his ability to remain hidden for three decades, was Manuel Cortes, former Mayor of Mijas. Through hard work, cunning and an endless list of ...

GUEST POST: GLOBAL PARTY HITS MARBELLA

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3932" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Electric violinist lights up the night at The Global Party."][/caption] GUEST POST BY EMMA SPENCER On Friday night I was lucky enough to attend ‘The Global Party’, at the beautiful Suite del Mar at the Hotel Puente Romano, on the seafront in Marbella, with my colleague Meena. The ...

The most romantic gesture of all

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3719" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Duquesa de Alba, who is to marry for a third time, after giving away her estate to her children."][/caption] At last, it has been confirmed: the Duquesa de Alba is to marry her boyfriend, at the beginning of October. This story has intrigued, not to mention ...