Upcoming golf tournaments – Valderrama, and more

All golf competitions, at their core, magnify the significance of every shot in a way that a casual round simply cannot. The thrill of competition every player feels is immense. Golfers relish the first-tee jitters and five-foot putts, despite how demanding they can be.  In Andalucia, there are just a handful of golfing events that … Continue reading Upcoming golf tournaments – Valderrama, and more

Candlelight concerts at the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace in Benahavís

“Candlelight Summer” are candlelight concerts that bring the magic of a live musical experience to amazing outdoor venues across the globe. Seaside towns, iconic landmarks and remote settings play host to a special summer series of Candlelight concerts. The Candlelight series has taken Spain by storm, illuminating cities with enchanting concerts that marry live music, … Continue reading Candlelight concerts at the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace in Benahavís

Golf, horse riding, or both – take your pick at Marbella Club Hills

When you ask: “So, what facilities do you offer at Marbella Club HIls?”, we get excited and tickled because this part of the project is our true pride. It’s what got us started. It’s what made us decide on this location and this particular plot. It’s what makes us unique and brings us immense joy. … Continue reading Golf, horse riding, or both – take your pick at Marbella Club Hills

Marbella Club Equestrian Centre for MCH community

The Marbella Club Golf Resort Riding Stables, host of the Spanish Show Jumping Championships, is a luxury in and of itself. This fabulous Marbella equestrian centre offers an exciting array of activities for horse riding fans, ranging from treks through the beautiful countryside to training for high-level competition. The spacious and finely equipped modern boxes, … Continue reading Marbella Club Equestrian Centre for MCH community

Dani Garcia’s “Leña” in Marbella is the most beautiful restaurant in the world

Located in the Puente Romano Marbella hotel, “Leña” has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards for excellence in hospitality design. There are many ways to judge a hospitality business. The food, the service, the ambience, and the decor that wows. A great restaurant can’t afford underestimating the appeal of a beautiful, well designed and … Continue reading Dani Garcia’s “Leña” in Marbella is the most beautiful restaurant in the world

Two Marbella schools in the top 5 in Spain, Forbes

Earlier this month, FORBES Spain analysed the educational sector and produced a ranking of 100 best schools throughout Spain. Two of the top schools in Spain are in the Marbella area – its original article here. Due to the pandemic and the limited capacity for face-to-face attendance, the analysis of this list has undergone a … Continue reading Two Marbella schools in the top 5 in Spain, Forbes

Marbella Then and Now by Architects Villaroel-Torrico

Pablo Villaroel, head of Villaroel-Torrico Architects, brings us closer to Marbella’s beginnings. A very interesting interview about how, over the years, he’s seen Marbella transform from a small village into one of the leading global luxury destinations. His father, Melvin Villarroel greatly contributed to the development of Marbella. For more than three decades of his … Continue reading Marbella Then and Now by Architects Villaroel-Torrico

When higher means better – living in a penthouse in Benahavís

Breakfasts on the terrace, evening drinks on the fresh air, admiring sunsets and city panorama directly from your apartment – what more could one want?   For many of us, living in crowded and busy places has many disadvantages. Noise, traffic, uninspiring views – all that sometimes may make everyday life seem grey and depressing. … Continue reading When higher means better – living in a penthouse in Benahavís

Where to go: Ronda – the oldest Spanish city

The town of Ronda, located an hour away from Benahavís, looks as if someone had suspended it over a steep cliff. To speak of Ronda is to speak of unparalleled cultural, natural and scenic resources, of wine and oil tourism, of gastronomy, of charming hotels and fiestas of all kinds. About Ronda wrote Ernest Hemingway, … Continue reading Where to go: Ronda – the oldest Spanish city

Bottle green interiors. Elegance, mystery and luxury

Bottle green interiors. Elegance, mystery and luxury In the past, dark and elegant green dominated palaces and luxurious Victorian mansions. This somewhat mysterious colour in combination with gold, crystal chandeliers and fine fabrics created an atmosphere of unlimited splendour and symbolised a prosperous life. Today, bottle green has made a comeback.   Bottle green – … Continue reading Bottle green interiors. Elegance, mystery and luxury

Marbella Real Estate Sector Analysis 2021

After a fair amount of stillness in the real estate industry, we’re now enjoying the sweet moment.  The current condition of Marbella’s real estate market reflects that it is one of the most in-demand areas in the country. In the last few months, we’ve seen the sector being more active than ever and expect the … Continue reading Marbella Real Estate Sector Analysis 2021

6 Reasons to Buy Property in Spain in 2021

After several months of pandemic, the real estate sector in Spain is gradually recovering its activity, something which has been revealed by the Real Estate Activity Register Index (IRAI) of the Association of Registrars, which shows how during the third quarter of 2020 the indicators related to property, transactions and mortgages started to show some recovery … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Buy Property in Spain in 2021

Female Gaze – New Exhibition at Badr El Jundi Gallery

A couple of months ago we had the pleasure of interviewing María Gracia de Pedro, director of the local gallery Badr El Jundi (Anantara Villa Padierna 5* Palace Resort in Benahavís) about the gallery’s start, plans and artists they collaborate with. You can read more about it here. This time around they’re displaying a new … Continue reading Female Gaze – New Exhibition at Badr El Jundi Gallery

Top takeaways from the Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2021

In the middle of a global pandemic and the related economic crisis, why should we be interested in the wealthy? Simply put, if we are to understand market and asset performance then they form a central part of the story.   Find below what the most important takeaways from the Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2021 … Continue reading Top takeaways from the Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2021

The Spanish Golden Visa – History and Q&A

The Spanish Golden Visa has become the gateway to Europe for thousands of applicants pursuing the European dream. They have collectively invested over 2 billion euros since its inception in 2013. Although Spain’s visa programme was initially a flop, as it fell well below expectations, and was marred with teething issues, an ambitious overhaul in … Continue reading The Spanish Golden Visa – History and Q&A

Technogym at Marbella Club Hills

Having at least one gym equipment at home is not eccentricity anymore. Whether you prefer cross-fit, pilates, running or yoga, the home gym trend seems to be staying here for a while.   The latest studies and analysis show that the home gym equipment market revenue will grow by 9% during the period between 2019 … Continue reading Technogym at Marbella Club Hills

Forbes – Málaga one of the best cities for Americans to live, invest and work in Europe

In 2019 the New York Times named Cádiz (Andalusia) one of the best cities in the world to visit.  In 2020 Forbes selected Málaga among one of the best cities for Americans to live, invest and work in Europe. Out of 120 cities worldwide, the ranking included three Spanish cities in ¨the best 20¨ – Málaga, … Continue reading Forbes – Málaga one of the best cities for Americans to live, invest and work in Europe

AALTO Marbella Interior Designers with Harmony and Spice

AALTO make spaces functional, safe, and visually appealing. But not just that – they’ve got the talent to bring into space a sense of balance and harmony while spicing it up with bold, groovy and decisive additions. Their ultimate quest is to create beautiful spaces that will please and inspire their occupants while making the … Continue reading AALTO Marbella Interior Designers with Harmony and Spice

A Million-dollar View – Why do We Long for One?

Homes with a million-dollar view – why do we long for one?   Everyone likes a good view. Many of us would pay significantly more for a house with a wonderful awe-inspiring panorama. Whether exposing glittering sea waters, open space wild mountains or visually exploring bustling city life, homes with views provoke us to look … Continue reading A Million-dollar View – Why do We Long for One?

Remote working experiment – work sweet home

This period is described as the biggest remote working experiment in history. Many companies were quickly forced to switch to the working-from-home structure and to a remarkable extent, many have continued to carry out much of their business operations. Being connected from anywhere, having remote access to data, tools, and collaboration platforms quickly showed us that … Continue reading Remote working experiment – work sweet home

Bee’ah and the most eco building in the world

There are so many factors that come into play when it comes down to talking about sustainability. It’s sensitive, we know. We need time, resources, energy and, most importantly, the right knowledge. They say that sustainability is the future. And that we are indeed interested in sustainability if it’s communicated effectively. What better way of explaining its importance … Continue reading Bee’ah and the most eco building in the world

Tarifa 7 activities that will bring you closer to nature

We are into our second month without travelling and wow, does it seem so long ago. When has a single evening stroll become the greatest adventure and source of excitement? Travel had become so easy, hadn’t it? We are probably realising now that we have been taking it for granted for a while now. How many of … Continue reading Tarifa 7 activities that will bring you closer to nature

Focusing on what matters – an overview of the healthcare system in Marbella

We understand that when choosing a new place to live, the health service around your area needs thorough scrutiny, especially if your new home is outside of your home country.  (by the way, did  you know that Spain is currently considered the healthiest country in the world? read more about it in the Bloomberg report). … Continue reading Focusing on what matters – an overview of the healthcare system in Marbella

Heaven is a wide open space – why live in a small town

Heaven is a wide open space.  Now more than ever, many of us are reconsidering the idea of living in densely populated areas. Crowds, mass transport, huge cultural venues are all a perfect territory for the spread of pathogens. What we know, at least for now, is that the rate of infection has been far lower … Continue reading Heaven is a wide open space – why live in a small town

What to do and what to expect from Benahavís

The dazzling Benahavís is one of the most picturesque, idyllic, quintessential Spanish villages in Andalucia. If you are still unaware of its existence, once you discover this hidden gem you are guaranteed to fall in love with its mountain magic. What to do, where to go and what to expect:   Attractions in Benahavís Benahavís … Continue reading What to do and what to expect from Benahavís

Benahavís – all you need to know about the area of Benahavís

The dazzling Benahavís is one of the most picturesque, idyllic, quintessential Spanish towns in Andalucia. If you are still unaware of its existence, once you discover this hidden gem you are guaranteed to fall in love with its mountain magic.   Location The municipality stretches from the coastal area to the mountains between the two … Continue reading Benahavís – all you need to know about the area of Benahavís

Fog suspended in the valleys and mountains of Benahavís

You must have seen the fog suspended in the valleys and mountains of Benahavís. If you haven’t, now you have the opportunity to see it here, as we enjoyed truly amazing views last week. Thick fog poured over the mountains of Benahavís, reminiscent of a snow avalanche.     This mountain landscape can make you feel … Continue reading Fog suspended in the valleys and mountains of Benahavís

Wabi-sabi – imperfect interior design

Wabi-sabi in the interiors – the beauty of imperfections and the charm of the time that is passing by  Interior design and decoration of space has been in the recent years concentrating on perfection and symmetry. This has also been seen in the architectural style of Marbella – white cubic homes looking a little too … Continue reading Wabi-sabi – imperfect interior design

Almeria becoming a movie star

Almeria. How did the Andalusian desert become a movie star? Almost everyone has seen the movie, but hardly anyone knows where it was made. Several popular films such as: ”Lawrence of Arabia”, “Good, bad and ugly” or “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” were set in the eastern part of Andalusia, in this unusual landscapes … Continue reading Almeria becoming a movie star

The black bull of Andalusia and other facts

4 intersting facts about tradition of Andalusia The black bull of Andalusia For decades, the black bull has been the logo of the Osborne Group company. Today, it is also a symbol of Spanish culture and longlife tradition. It was designed in 1956 by the famous artist Manolo Prieto, who was a pioneer in graphic design … Continue reading The black bull of Andalusia and other facts

Bodegas in Jerez – in the city that should be in heaven

Jerez.  During the Moorish reign, the city was called Seris, the Spanish transformed it into Jerez and the British transformed it into Sherry. “The city of Jerez should be in heaven¨, said Victor Hugo about the experience of drinking Sherry. This unique wine region located in Andalusia, in the south of Spain, known as the … Continue reading Bodegas in Jerez – in the city that should be in heaven

Safari style interior designs – exotic every day

A while back, we wrote about  Andalusian style interior design as well as Scandinavian and minimalistic designs.  This time, we wanted to invite you to somewhere more exotic. Africa and its safari-style interior design.  Safari-style indoors – exotic every day The style of safari trends every year. Just like in the fashion industry, although in … Continue reading Safari style interior designs – exotic every day

Marbella Club Equestrian Centre

Marbella Club Equestrian Centre     The Marbella Club Equestrian Centre started as small stables within the Marbella Club Golf Resort. It initially geared for horse riding clients of Marbella Club hotel enjoying their Marbella holiday. There is an equine luxury to it all, from the 36 large boxes with Monarch Victorian fronts to the … Continue reading Marbella Club Equestrian Centre

Construction progress – October

Construction Progress – October * BLOCK 1: Final cleaning and finishing works   * BLOCK 2: Assembly of entrance pergola and waterproofing of access area.   * BLOCK 4: Finished, end of work. Executing the pavements between the block and the urbanization.   * BLOCK 5: Finished, end of work activities.   * BLOCK 6: … Continue reading Construction progress – October

Málaga and Gothenburg Smart Tourism Cities Award 2020

European Capital of Smart Tourism Gothenburg and Málaga have been named as winners of the EU’s 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition. Last year, The European Commission launched a new competition to award the title of European Capital of Smart Tourism to 2 European cities with the smartest, most innovative and inclusive approached to … Continue reading Málaga and Gothenburg Smart Tourism Cities Award 2020

Feng shui at home – two sides of the floor

The type, colour and quality of the floor is a very important element in our homes. It has a significant impact on the final appearance of the entire interior and its character. Not only that. According to feng shui, an ancient Chinese philosophy, it can also affect all spheres of our lives: love, health, harmony … Continue reading Feng shui at home – two sides of the floor

Building a Home Alone or with a Developer?

The purchase of an apartment from a developer during construction or existing in plans is a profitable transaction for people who are not limited to having to buy an apartment in a short time.  Such people plan their dream home in advance but instead of being fully involved in the construction process, they focus on … Continue reading Building a Home Alone or with a Developer?

Construction Progress September

BLOCKS 4 and 5 The construction of blocks 4 and 5 are being finalised. Both are currently being prepared for final quality checks by architects.   BLOCK 4         BLOCK 1 We are planning to finish the construction of blocks 1 and 2 in approximately 3 weeks. Currently, we are putting wooden floors. … Continue reading Construction Progress September

Ara Malikian Spanish Rock Violinist

Ara Malikian – Spanish rock violinist Ara Malikian is one of the most eccentric-looking and expressive violinists we have had the chance to see and listen to today.  His music is ad restless and powerful, as it is moving and deep. His tight jeans, shining rock-style jackets and long Afro hair make the performance nothing … Continue reading Ara Malikian Spanish Rock Violinist

Málaga the ‘Spanish Silicon Valley’

Málaga the ‘Spanish Silicon Valley’   The Technology Park of Andalusia (PTA) was set up in 1995 and is one of the most important technology centres in southern Europe. Predominant sectors present at PTA are Information Technology (Electronics, Information, Computing and Telecommunications) together with Engineering, Consultancy and Advisory services. In total, there are just over … Continue reading Málaga the ‘Spanish Silicon Valley’

6 reasons for visiting Frigiliana during the Festival of 3 Cultures

Frigiliana is located in the eastmost part of the Axarquía region, overlooking the Mediterranean from the Natural Park of Sierras de Almijara.  This charming white village offers one of the prettiest and most spectacular views of the Costa del Sol.      It is one of the most historic villages in the province of Málaga. … Continue reading 6 reasons for visiting Frigiliana during the Festival of 3 Cultures

Tadao Ando – the Best Home in the World

Tadao Ando – architecture of light and cement When a Belgian entrepreneur Pierre Pringiers decided to build his house, he didn’t expect that one day it will be known as the best home in the world. When he asked his wife, the painter Saskia Pintelon, who her favourite architect was, without hesitation she replied: ¨Tadao … Continue reading Tadao Ando – the Best Home in the World

Construction progress – July

Construction progress – July Marbella Club Hills sits proudly on the highpoint of Benahavís hills, in the heart of the Marbella Club Golf Resort, with an exceptional view on the Mediterranean coastline. Each block has 5 apartments spread out over three levels (ground floor – duplex apartment, first floor, penthouse with solarium. Each apartment has … Continue reading Construction progress – July

Spain – second best country in the world to visit

¨All things considered, Spain is probably the greatest holiday destination on the planet¨, says The Telegraph.  At the end of last year, the Madrid-based UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) updated the global tourism data. Last year 82.6 million travellers visited Spain. The stats have never been this high. It’s 8.9% more tourist than in 2016 and 0.9% … Continue reading Spain – second best country in the world to visit

High ceilings – 6 ideas to get the wow effect

An apartment with high ceilings is a real treasure. Space begins to breathe, more natural light comes in. The positives can be multiplied indefinitely. Modern architecture perfectly knows the advantages of high ceilings. In the past, the rich decoration was obligatory, coffers, stuccoes or even frescoes covered the ceilings. Today we have full freedom! Especially if we … Continue reading High ceilings – 6 ideas to get the wow effect

Andalusia – Land of the Thousand and One Nights – Ronda

White cities – Ronda  Ernest Hemingway wrote that there is only one place in Spain, where one should spend a honeymoon. Ronda. The whole city, as far as the eye can see, is nothing more than a romantic live theatre. Hemingway’s relationship to Spain was more than that of the casual tourist or even of … Continue reading Andalusia – Land of the Thousand and One Nights – Ronda

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