16 May

Sudden-death setback for Spaniard

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VETERAN SPANISH golfer José María Cañizares won three play-offs out of six during a celebrated professional career, including his only US Champions Tour (seniors) victory after nine extra holes against Gil Morgan at the 2001 Toshiba Senior Classic. […]

Summer Soirées

12 May

Funky sounds and creative cuisine at Nikki Beachnikki 1

THE COSTA DEL SOL’S famed beach clubbing season is already hotting up, with revellers getting into the mood at Nikki Beach’s first “Amazing Sunday” at the start of May. This chilled-out afternoon began with the hip crowd enjoying laidback house music, cocktails and champagne before the volume was turned up with live entertainment from saxophonists, dancers and drummers. […]

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. […]


1 May

New-style spa and wellness hotel in Benalmádena

LUXURY, HIGH-TECH and a décor based on the five senses have been brought together in what has been described as a “new concept” of boutique hotel on the Costa del Sol.

The four-star Hydros Boutique Spa & Wellness hotel in Benalmádena, inaugurated by the Peñarroya Group’s Holiday World complex, comprises 24 suites and four deluxe suites, all with their own jacuzzi and terrace. […]


29 Apr

Australian model woos Marbella

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SHIRALEE COLEMAN was doing the customary Australian working holiday tour of Europe when she found herself in Marbella last year. […]


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. […]

WISH LIST in Marbella

17 Apr

Generous support for inaugural gala

THE WISH LIST Fund raised €11,990 from its inaugural gala in Marbella. Held at La Meridiana, the cocktail dinner attracted donations from the German Lions Club, Children for Peace, Charity and Pleasure and SG Hambros Bank (Gibraltar) Limited, as well as photographers Johnny and Juan Carlos. Villa Padierna donated an undisclosed amount to the Ciudad de los Niños children’s home directly. […]


2 Apr

THE WORLD according to former Minister for Health in Finland  Dr Rauni Kilde… a view that is frighteningly plausible.


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.



1 Apr

Spanish tours run by former world champion

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A SEVEN-TIME winner of the World Enduro Championship, Kari Tiainen is now offering his vast experience at the top level to riders seeking a taste of adventure in southern Spain. […]