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Michelin Guide presentation to bring €10m to Marbella

The Costa del Sol's Michelin-starred chefs

The Costa del Sol's Michelin-starred chefs: Dani García, Diego del Río, Marcos Granda & José Carlos García

An ambitious initiative four years in the making has finally paid off with the recent news that the presentation of the ‘Spain & Portugal Michelin Guide 2015’ will be taking place at Marbella’s landmark Hotel Los Monteros this autumn. It’s the first time that the prestigious event has ever been held in Andalucía, and as the most important gastronomic ceremony in the Iberian Peninsula, in terms of media coverage alone it’s estimated to be worth a cool €10m to Marbella in particular, and to the Costa del Sol in general…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 01/08/2014 [0] Comments 
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Majority of Brits would leave UK if money no object, study finds

Spain once again proves its appeal to sun-starved Brits

A revealing poll by YouGov has discovered that more than half of Brits would happily move to another country in the EU if they could be sure that their standard of living would not fall.

With money worries, career prospects and housing concerns stripped away, the majority of Brits polled for YouGov’s Prospect magazine confirmed that they would up sticks to another European country – with Spain far and away the top choice

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Author:Ian Clover 31/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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Superstar dance legend Joaquín Cortés centre stage in Marbella 25 & 26 July 2014

Joaquín Cortés in 'Gitano', Marbella, July 2014

Joaquín Cortés' 'Gitano' spectacular takes place at the Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club on 25 & 26 July 2014

Córdoba-born Joaquín Cortés – hailed as one of the ten best dancers of all time – brings ‘Gitano’, his latest Show, to Marbella this Friday and Saturday night. Fusing the most orthodox flamenco with both classical ballet and contemporary dance, ‘Gitano’ – Gypsy – has been acclaimed as Cortés’ most spectacular Show to date, which the world-famous dancer and choreographer describes as “a journey through dance and music… an explosion of dance in which I want to take the audience on a journey, the journey of my life”…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 23/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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Driving in Europe smartphone app launched

The GoingAbroad app makes driving across Europe safer and easier.

There are many slightly different rules and regulations to the roads of Europe, but probably only one universal, overriding law – do not use your mobile phone while driving.

So the very notion that a new app designed specifically for smartphones and intended to make the roads of Europe safer seems, at first glance, rather contradictory

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Author:Ian Clover 21/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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Top five adjustments Brits in Spain must make

Strangely, Brits don't have to worry too much about food when adjusting to life in Spain

Any Brit considering moving to Spain should – one would hope – have already done their homework: dine out later than usual, try to pick up the language as best as possible, and don’t expect every single day to be hot and sunny. Got it.

But these rather obvious lifestyle adjustments merely scratch the surface of how your life is going to change. The reality on the ground, however, is much more nuanced, often quite gradual, and occasionally mildly disconcerting.

So don’t move to Spain unprepared – make sure you’re aware that these top five lifestyle adjustments may have to be adopted sooner than you might think… Continue Reading

Author:Ian Clover 18/07/2014 [2] Comments 
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Free money!

That got your attention didn’t it?

And rightly so, because this is exactly what it says on the tin. *Free cash* And all you have to do… is find it. Not a bad deal, eh?

Where and when, I hear you cry!

Well let’s start with a little bit of background shall we, before we get down to the nitty gritty…

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Author:Holly Purnell 10/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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Marbella enjoys 72% surge in holiday enquiries thanks to TOWIE

TOWIE babes Lydia Bright, Lauren Pope and Chloe Sims strut their stuff as they head to Ocean Club in Puerto Banús

Thousands of ‘Well Jel’ and sun-starved Brits swamped online hotel booking portals after the first of the two-part TOWIE (The Only Way is Essex, to the uninitiated) Marbella special aired.

Searches for Marbella increased by a whopping 72 per cent, according to holiday booking website hotels.com (who unfortunately did not reveal the number of people who searched for ‘Marbs’ instead) as the Costa del Sol resort played host to the popular reality show’s summer special…

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Author:Ian Clover 07/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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See Antequera in a different light… moonlight!

Antequera Luz de Luna

For the 5th year running, Antequera's 'Luz de Luna' programme of events takes place on Thursday and Friday nights until September

Less than an hour’s drive inland from Málaga – and only 25 minutes if you hop aboard the AVE high-speed train – for the fifth year running, the historic city of Antequera  is currently holding its innovative ‘Luz de Luna’ programme of visits which takes place on Thursdays and Fridays until September, and with something on offer for pretty much everyone…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 04/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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'Marbs effect' comes full circle as La Sala plans restaurant in Essex

The flagship La Sala restaurant in Puerto Banús has proved popular with British holidaymakers, especially those from Essex

After years of making Marbella feel like a little corner of Essex, the famous Costa del Sol resort is hoping to lend a little Spanish flavour to residents of the Essex town of Chigwell following the news that La Sala is set to open a restaurant there…

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Author:Ian Clover 02/07/2014 [2] Comments 
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David Albarrán transforms everyday objects into stunning portraits at La Caja Blanca, Málaga

This portrait named 'Luis' is composed of entirely coffee and sugar.

The Area Youth council of Málaga continues to support young talent in the city, encouraging artists to show their work in public spaces to promote their creations.

This time, La Caja Blanca will host the exhibition ‘I’M’ by up and coming artist David Albarrán.

The exhibition, which will run from 25 June to 30 July, is composed of seven pieces – large format portraits and self-portraits created from everyday objects including cigarette butts, nails, staples, safety pins and even coffee… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 26/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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