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HOT partying by the SEA

12 May

Sexy summer style at Buddha Beach

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THE COOL Marbella crowd will be out in force again this year for one of the hottest dates of the summer season: the Buddha Beach Summer Party. […]

Star CUISINE

25 Apr

Michelin chefs share secrets in Marbella

ANDALUCÍA currently has eight Michelin-star restaurants – and their chefs (“all friends”) met up in Marbella to celebrate El Lago’s 10th anniversary. […]

Vegetarian DELICACIES

2 Apr

Wholesome, appetising… and delicious desserts

in Fuengirola

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(Photos: David Toms)

THE SCENE was slightly surreal. Several corpulent and suited Spanish travelling salesmen sitting at separate tables tucking into fried goats cheese salad, soya burgers, vegetable “shepherd’s pie”, and almond and carrot cake.

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Currying FLAVOUR

1 Apr

The best Indian restaurant in town

LIKE MANY PEOPLE on the Coast, Jim and Meena moved to Spain from London just over 14 years ago – for a better climate and less hectic lifestyle. […]

RUSTIC chic in CASARES

29 Jan

Luxury meets nature at Hotel Hermitage

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THE COSTA DEL SOL is known internationally for a variety of reasons: some memorable, others best overlooked. The memorable ones include an exceptional Mediterranean climate and lifestyle; the ones best overlooked, well… the dark side of Marbella’s glitzy and glamorous image. […]

RONDA wine TASTING

28 Jan

Gold medal for Los Aguilares Pinot Noir

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MÁLAGA WOULD not come all that high up on most people’s list of major wine-making areas in Spain but the province is quietly boosting its reputation in the industry. The latest Sierras de Málaga “Denominación de Origen” wine to receive international recognition is the 2008 Pinot Noir from Cortijo Los Aguilares in Ronda: awarded a Grand Gold Medal at the Mondial du Pinot Noir in Sierre, Switzerland. […]

ADDRESSING the HAGGIS

25 Jan

Traditional celebrations at “home” of the Coast’s Burns Suppers

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BURNS NIGHT COMES but once a year, but at Hotel Tamisa Golf (Mijas) one night is just not enough. Over Saturday, Sunday and Monday (23, 24 and 25 January) more than 350 people joined in the traditional Scottish celebration inspired by the poet Robert Burns.

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Regal ORIGINS

2 Dec

Wine tasting with… CORONA DE ARAGÓN

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IT WAS PERFECT TIMING, just a few weeks before the festive season began with a vengeance, and an appropriate opportunity to savour some less heralded releases (at least among the foreign wine drinking community) from Spain’s top bodegas. And to start stocking up the Christmas-New Year wine rack at home with something other than the traditional Rioja, Ribera del Duero, etc. […]

Rum TERRITORY

20 Jul

Wishing England was Australia

BUNDABERG… the only place in Australia, and reportedly one of only two in the world, where you can see the sugar industry from the first green cane shoot to the sugar in your tea, the syrup on your pancakes, the icing on your cake, and the rum in your coffee.

HIDDEN culinary GEM

20 Jul

A gastronomic journey through time

Restaurante Pueblo Lopez

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