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Contemporary Photography Show in Seville

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

by Fiona Flores   [caption id="attachment_17676" align="aligncenter" width="578"] (From top, L to R) Eduardo D'Acosta - curator of the Spin Off exhibition, the artists, Michelle Chaplow with the Pool of Life, and the facade of the Fundacion Valentin Madariaga[/caption]   Seville is not known for its contemporary art scene – Malaga has long had ...

Foro La Zagaleta – The Culture of Art

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

GUEST BLOG POST: CHRIS CHAPLOW Foro La Zagaleta The fourth edition of Foro La Zagaleta was held on Friday 5 June 2015, with the theme of the Culture of Art. As with previous years it was held in the Marbella Palacio de Congresos and coincided with the Marbella Town Hall’s tourism initiative ...

HolaBank launch in Marbella

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

GUEST BLOG By Chris Chaplow I was interested to attend the launch of a new bank last week - HolaBank by La Caixa. The event, held at the Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella, was attended by around 400 customers, as well as lawyers and estate agents. [caption id="attachment_16329" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Speakers at ...

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 ...

Foodie news from Andalucia: royal olive oil and officially recognised tortas

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11226" align="aligncenter" width="435" caption="Ines Rosales is one of Andalucia's export success stories, and these tortas de aceite now have their own recognised classification>."] [/caption] Lately the foodie spotlight has been firmly focussed on Spain, more specifically the north - Catalonia and Pais Vasco, where three of the world's top 10 ...

Second Foro La Zagaleta

Monday, June 10th, 2013

GUEST BLOG POST BY CHRIS CHAPLOW [caption id="attachment_11060" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Foro La Zagaleta in Marbella 2nd Edition: 31 May 2013"] [/caption] Recently I was pleased to attend the second edition of Foro La Zagaleta: Brands and Trends, Management & Leadership in Challenging Times. It was held in the Marbella Palacio de Congresos ...

FIAM, football and San Juan: a busy weekend in Marbella

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6918" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Visitors to FIAM art fair in Marbella admire artworks by Rebekah's mother, Fiona Shackleton-King."][/caption] GUEST POST BY REBEKAH THOMPSON As most of you will already be aware, last Saturday was Noche de San Juan, a 400-year-old tradition involving beach bonfires, fireworks, casual nudity and all-night partying. The ritual ...

Holea, a huge new shopping centre in Huelva

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

If you live in or near Huelva, in the far western part of Andalucia, or in eastern Portugal, especially the Algarve, you'll be interested to hear about a huge new shopping and leisure complex in the area. Carrefour Property, the French-owned megalyth billed as "Europe's leading commercial real estate company", is ...

Foro La Zagaleta, Marbella: luxury brands examined

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6621" align="aligncenter" width="575" caption="Fashion round table with Ángel Asensio, David Delfín, José Víctor Rodríguez Caro and José Luis Medina del Corral - better known as Seville-based design duo, Victorio & Lucchino."][/caption] GUEST POST: CHRIS CHAPLOW In these challenging economic times it is difficult to imagine anybody being brave enough to ...

A new way of working

Monday, May 21st, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6381" align="aligncenter" width="570" caption="The monthly workINcompany get-together is called a "Jelly"."][/caption] A few weeks ago I went to an event called a "Jelly". No, it wasn't anything to do with food, or kids, or indeed kids' food - it was a get-together of self-employed people to introduce a new workspace ...