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. […]

European JAZZ Festival

1 Apr

Top international artists for Marbella event

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Luz Casal

LUZ CASAL, one of the most successful and influential women singer-songwriters in Spanish pop music over the past three decades, has been confirmed as the closing act for the inaugural European Jazz Festival in Marbella from 20 to 27 July.

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New ROTARY club in Guadalmina

30 Mar

Members plan gala event for charity

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Guadalmina invited Talk Radio Europe owner and presenter Maurice Boland to talk about his successful work on behalf of various charities, including the Cudeca cancer care hospice. […]

OPEN and SHUT

28 Mar

Road to Morocco leads to Hope fulfilled in Spain

Noted bon vivant Jiménez shares his secrets for preparing a traditional paella

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

THE WEEK BEFORE he had squandered a two-stroke overnight lead to finish second in the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco. This time Louis Oosthuizen took just a one-stroke lead into the final day of the Open de Andalucía at Málaga’s Parador, but was even more determined not to make it a fifth runner-up finish on the European Tour. […]

AUSSIE sounds in MADRID

26 Mar

GREAT TITLE TRACK from Tasmanian-born, Madrid-based singer-songwriter Aaron Thomas’ second album, Made of Wood…

Marbella GLITTERATI

25 Mar

Kristina Szekely: queen of the social scene

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THEY ARE A SELECT GROUP. Costa del Sol personalities whose names have become synonymous with Marbella glamour… one-time Puerto Banús resident Sean Connery; the late Deborah Kerr and James Hunt; Kevin Keegan; Julio Iglesias, Dolph Lundgren and Málaga-born Antonio Banderas (who still own homes in the area)… […]

CLIMATE climate CLIMATE

24 Mar

Madrid launches bid for 2018 Ryder Cup

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(Photo: Michael Denker)

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

THERE ARE several reasons why Madrid should host the 2018 Ryder Cup – but one virtually unassailable one: the weather. […]

CHAMPIONS of the FUTURE

16 Mar

New international golf academy in Sotogrande

(Photo: Martín Gutiérrez)

INAUGURATED in March, the Jason Floyd International Junior Academy is a fully-integrated facility – described as the first of its kind Europe – which offers a complete annual programme of study, golf and accommodation for children aged between 12 and 18 years. Set up at the Almenara club in Sotogrande by the Making Golf Group, the academy (ijgas.com) will take students from the next school year beginning in September. […]

SPOTLIGHT on MARBELLA

14 Mar

City hosts Skål International Spain congress

IMAGEN©TURISMO ANDALUZ S.A.

IMAGEN©TURISMO ANDALUZ S.A.

IT HAS BEEN a difficult few years for Marbella but Spain’s capital of glamour is working hard to recapture the sparkle of its golden years in the limelight. The city is well known for its championship golf courses, its five-star hotels, its select boutiques, its glitzy beach clubs and its celebrity visitors but it is also consolidating its reputation as a prime congress destination. […]

COSTA Press CLUB

11 Mar

Presentation of Communicator Awards

ESTABLISHED by the Costa Press Club with the objective of becoming “a regional concept of the Pulitzer Prize”, and now in its fourth year, the Communicator Award recognises outstanding work in journalism.

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Belinda Beckett receives her award from club president Jesper Sander Pedersen (Photo: Mike Souter)

The latest winners, for 2009, were presented with their awards at the club’s March meeting at Restaurante Bodega La Solera in Fuengirola. […]