Later with… Hollie Cook

8 Nov

HER RECORD label describes the sound as “tropical pop” but Hollie Cook’s self-titled debut album covers a far wider genre – a melodious and hauntingly captivating mix of dub, ska and reggae.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPTjP5AkBGM

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SPAIN’S elusive HOLY GRAIL

27 Oct

Unfinished business at Valderrama

Spanish contingent in confident mood... (Photo: Fernando Herranz)

SEVE BALLESTROS went close in 1988. The late Spanish star finished second two shots behind Nick Faldo in the inaugural Volvo Masters at Valderrama.

Six years later, he was again second, a bogey on the last hole leaving him one short of Bernhard Langer’s winning score and level with Vijay Singh. Miguel Ángel Jiménez was fourth that same year, having opened with a six-under 65 that included the first albatross carded in competition on Valderrama’s notorious 17th hole. […]

The ART of fine dining

26 Oct

“From Canvas to Plate” menu at Barceló Málaga

IN AN INNOVATIVE twist on the traditional “Week of…” gastronomic extravaganzas, Barceló Málaga Hotel is offering diners a fusion of art and cuisine from 31 October to 5 November. […]

Shared PASSION for CUISINE

15 Sep

TV spotlight on Málaga restaurant

SPAIN’S PREMIER food channel has joined Málaga restaurant La Reserva del Pastor to create the first Bar Canal Cocina in Andalucía.

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And the FLASHER is…

12 Sep

The 2011 Miss Universe pageant in Brazil became more interesting than usual (i.e. mildly interesting) when, in the endless round of mostly meaningless lead-up events, Miss Colombia Catalina Robayo was snapped in a short dress inadvertently (or not) minus knickers.

Oh yes… and the winner was Leila Lopes from Angola. Miss Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs, who was also reprimanded by the organisers for an “offensively see-through” evening gown and a “way too sexy” bikini, finished in the top 10.

 

ONLY in New Zealand!

9 Sep

Sonny Wool takes over Paul the Pulpo’s mantle…

The TRUTH about 9/11?

9 Sep

Two plus two equals

There’s FURROWED…

14 Aug

…and then there’s furrowed

IT MIGHT be a mystery for the Punch columnist but here in Spain we are all-too familiar with the dear soul with the “furrowed” lines. It’s the indomitable Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, a grandee of Spain and current head of the House of Alba. According to the Guinness Book of Records, she is the aristocrat with the highest number of titles recognised by an existing government.

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MAD, mad WORLD

25 Jul

The war on truth… from The Colbert Report.

Brazilian MAGIC

20 Jul

Festive inauguration of Carmen Steffens boutique

FRIENDS AND GUESTS will be able to enjoy lavish celebrations on 29 July when fashion accessories brand leader Carmen Steffens officially inaugurates its Marbella boutique. […]