The BODY

31 Dec

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THERE ARE SURVEYS and there are damn surveys, but sometimes they get it right.

Gloriously curvaceous Kate Winslet topped a UK national poll carried out by Slimming World and YouGov to find the “perfect celebrity body”.

Kate Moss, Jordan and Victoria Beckham deservedly floundered at the bottom of the list.

Kate Winslet – 16%; Kelly Brook – 15%; Halle Berry – 12%; Cheryl Cole – 10%; Beyonce – 6%; Megan Fox – 5%; Lily Allen – 4%; Keeley Hazell – 2%; Sienna Miller – 2%; Kate Moss – 1%;Jordan – 1%; Victoria Beckham – 1%

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TOUR star on COAST

17 Dec

New home for Fernández-Castaño at Valle Romano

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Fernández-Castaño and general manager Javier Subijana

EUROPEAN TOUR champion Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño has received the keys to his new home at Valle Romano Golf & Resort – a project he endorses on his travels in Spain and around the world. […]

Rotary GENEROSITY

10 Dec

THE MAIN HIGHLIGHT of San Pedro Rotarians’ Christmas gala at Magna Café was the official  presentation of the club’s traditional donations to the poor of San Pedro de Alcántara.

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Among those attending the dinner were founder member and immediate past president Lewis Hathaway and his wife Gillaine – doyenne of the Coast’s international press.

CONSPIRACY theory?

5 Dec

Uhh, but what about that other one, the World thingy?

Felipe Ortiz, Luciano Alonso and Keith Waters (Photo: Juan José Úbeda)

Best Friends For(now): Felipe Ortiz-Patiño, Luciano Alonso and Keith Waters (Photo: Juan José Úbeda)

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

MAYBE IT WAS the winter chill drifting across the peninsular, causing temporary memory loss. Perhaps it was a simple oversight by an inattentive press secretary? Or, more likely, it was a deliberately and carefully calculated way of saying, “Toma ya! (loosely translated as “Up yours!”). […]

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. […]

Exposing LUXURY

1 Dec

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IN THE LATEST example of Maybach’s “commitment to contemporary art” the automobile brand has collaborated with international photographer David LaChapelle on portrayals of their luxury cars titled “Exposure of Luxury” and “Berlin Stories”.

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Concordia ANNIVERSARY

23 Nov

Spanish queen honours AIDS charity

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A DELEGATION from the Costa del Sol’s Concordia association, led by president Marie Louise of Prussia, received an audience with Queen Sofía at the La Zarzuela royal palace in Madrid, to mark the AIDS charity’s 15th anniversary. […]

PATIENCE a worldly VIRTUE

1 Nov

Fisher triumphs in Volvo World Match at Finca Cortesín

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

90785178RM090_Volvo_World_MHE WAS DUBBED “The English Patient” by the Spanish press. Inscrutably focused, betraying hardly any emotion as he strode purposefully around the Finca Cortesín course, ranked 10th of the 16 players in the starting field of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, Ross Fisher beat Camilo Villegas on the first day, then lost to Lee Westwood and defeated Jeev Milkha Singh on the second day to top Group D and gain a semi-final place against reigning US Masters champion Angel Cabrera. […]

OKAY, we wuz WRONG!

30 Oct

Robert Allenby tees off watched by Angel Cabrera

Robert Allenby tees off watched by Angel Cabrera

Worlds away at Finca Cortesin

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

I HAVE TO ADMIT I was sceptical. In the lead up to the Volvo World Match Play Championship I (and other bar-room experts consulted over a bottle of Ribera del Duero) had doubts about how strong the field would be.

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AWESOME Azahara

23 Oct

Stunning victory in first pro event – and second!

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(Photo: Fernando Herranz)

GENERALLY CONSIDERED to be the best women’s golfer in the history of Spanish golf, 22-year-old Málaga golfer Azahara Muñoz was preparing to compete in the Ladies European Tour qualifying school late in 2009 after turning pro in September.

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