6 Jul

Ermenegildo Zegna opens Puerto Banús store

THE WORLD of luxury menswear has found a new home in Puerto Banús. Top Italian brand Ermenegildo Zegna opened a stylish new boutique in the Port in June and is planning a lavish inauguration fiesta on 14 July. […]

T-bone BLISS

6 Jul

Popular Basque grill opens in Mijas

THE TABANKO chain of Basque-style “asador” restaurants has now stoked up a new grill on the Fuengirola-Mijas Road. Finca Tabanko Asador extends over a 6,000 square metre setting, with ample terraces overlooking the Mediterranean and a backdrop of the Mijas mountain sierra.  […]

Pizza for the DALAI LAMA

15 Jun

Tibetan leader sees the joke… sort of

AN ATTEMPT by Australian TV presenter Karl Stefanovic from Channel 9’s Today show to tell a Dalai Lama joke to the man himself backfired with hilarious results, at least for viewers. As elements of the joke were translated to the religious leader, he mostly maintained a blank stare though he did laugh when Stefanovic tried to explain the joke.

The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop and says:
“Can you make me one with everything?”



20 May

Summer pleasures at Hydros

A NEW SEASON begins at Hydros Boutique Hotel – part of Benalmádena’s Holiday World complex – with all five senses on the menu at both its spa and May y Tierra restaurant. […]

NOW that’s a FIELD!

18 May

Putting the “World” back into “Match Play”

(Photo: Volvo in Golf)


IT HADN’T REQUIRED too healthy a dose of scepticism in recent years to look at the World Match Play Championship as something of a misnomer. In its 44-year history at the Wentworth it had produced a stellar roll-call of champions – but the fields gradually diminished to, in some cases, almost a second tier of the world’s best. […]


7 May

Seve Ballesteros dies “peacefully” at home

(Photo: Volvo-Getty)

THE PLAYER who did more than any other to raise golf’s profile in Spain has died at his Pedreña home after a valiant battle against the debilitating effects of a brain tumour.

In a press statement released by his family, it was announced that he had passed away at 2.10 am (Spanish time) “peacefully surrounded by his family”. […]


27 Apr

Dame Edna uninvited to The Wedding


LEVEL-HEADED TV viewers will be denied the opportunity of watching The Wedding from a less obsequious perspective as the result of a ban by the royals’ humour-less media department. The ABC has been forced to cancel its satirical royal wedding special featuring The Chaser satirical comedy team, after Buckingham Palace announced new restrictions banning drama, satirical and entertainment programs from using footage of the ceremony. […]


27 Apr

Top Spanish bodega celebrates 25th anniversary

ANDALUCÍA’S links with Somontano bodegas were highlighted when tourism and regulatory council representatives celebrated the wine region’s 25th anniversary with a special media lunch at the La Reserva restaurant in Málaga.


The COMPUTER says “NO”

8 Apr


A film by Juan Fernando, Andrés Parrilla and Esteban Roel García Vázquez – one of the finalists in the ninth edition of the Jameson Notodofilmfest internet-based short film festival

Synopsis: Only somebody brave, with a rebel soul, may enter the jungle of the outlaw and fight face to face against the most dangerous men on this side of the river…



2 Apr

Zapatero: “This is my last term as Prime Minister”

Zapatero... flanked by Alfredo Rubalcaba and Carme Chacón, the two leading (still-unannounced) contenders for leadership of the Socialist Party.


HE IS ADMIRED by diehard party supporters but despised by his frequently-vitriolic detractors. He has been guilty of naivety, especially his belated admission that Spain was in economic crisis; yet in recent months (cajoled by European Union colleagues) he has overseen the harsh decisions needed to restore the country to more solid financial health – mostly at the expense of discarding his cherished socialist beliefs (his paternal grandfather was executed by Franco’s forces during the Spanish Civil War for refusing, as a republican captain, to take part in the Fascist uprising in his home town of León). […]