Health and Wellbeing

Leading environmentalist to visit Marbella

The environmental crisis has dominated world headlines over the past few months, and on October 14-15, Marbella students will get the chance to learn more. Towards Nature is a unique opportunity to get close to nature and  discover the ecological risks facing the Earth through the experiences of…

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Tony Hadley plays Marbella tonight

Marbella Music Week continues as one of the most distinctive male singers of the 80s plays the Club de Tenis Puente Romano tonight. Tony Hadley, lead singer with Spandau Ballet, will be performing all of his hits, including: “True”, “Gold”, “Through the Barricades” and many more. The concert is part of Marbella Music Week at Puente Romano, organised by promotors Rock Lounge, Doors: 20:00hrs Tony…

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“Our Man in Madrid” bids farewell

Outgoing British Ambassador Simon Manley steps down from his post today and has written the following message to UK nationals in Spain "I leave my almost six years as HMA to Spain with a wealth of wonderful memories of this fantastic country. I understand why so many UK Nationals choose to live and visit here. One of the tremendous privileges of this job has been to meet many of you, the British…

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11 still on the run

Have you seen them?

Suspected murderers, sex offenders and drugs traffickers are among just 11 fugitives left on the run in a campaign that has seen 84 offenders already caught across Europe. This summer National Crime Agency and the charity Crimestoppers are urging the public to help them catch the last fugitives who have escaped justice. All of them have connections to Spain but may have moved around over the…

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Sunday Mutterings – the Look of Lux

The Goddaughter was back again this month, to spend some time out and catch up before her wedding in Glastonbury in August. And as always when Ziggy arrives at the Casita, it was an action packed week. This time she invited her best friend and maid-of-honour at the forthcoming nuptials, Lux, along. Like Ziggy, Lux is a modern circus performer and the pair does a routine involving fire. They are…

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Trifit Marbella Big Challenge for Sarah on August 3

The ultimate in Sporting Endurance: The TRIFITMARELLA BIG CHALLENGE 2019 takes place on this Saturday. This challenge is a 24 hour ironman distance ultra triathlon. An amazing 5KM swim from the Mediterranean beaches of Marbella, depending on the tide the route will be Hippopotamus Beach to Marbella Cable Beach. Followed immediately by 200 KM of undulating cycling with big climbs from the Marbella…

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Finca Cortesin launches new development

Set to become an instantly recognisable landmark on the Costa del Sol, with its unique design and combination of real estate and lifestyle, Las Albercas at Finca Cortesin is a collection of stunning residences just launched on the international market. Properties at Las Albercas include stunning penthouses, ground floor residences with private gardens and first floor residences with enormous…

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It’s Another Hot One!

A new heatwave is set to send temperatures soaring today Weather agency Aemet has issued yellow, amber and red alerts for extreme heat today. Temperatures in excess of 38ºC are forecast in parts of the country, with northern regions expected to see higher temperatures reaching 41ºC. People are being advised to avoid direct exposure to the sun in the hottest periods of the day, and to check on the…

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Come Fly With Me!

https://www.facebook.com/giles.brown.104/videos/10156132536741361/ If you were a child in the 70s, there were three films that you would have seen. This was in the age before Internet, DVDs, Netflix or films on demand, so that in order to see a film you actually had to get off the sofa and traipse off to the local cinema, so going to the pictures was a proper occasion. Seventies…

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Eva’s Marbella Magic!

Marbella once again showed that it has a heart, as well as soul, at the Global Gift Gala last weekend. Founders Eva Longoria and Maria Bravo hosted the black tie event, now in its eighth year, in the beautiful grounds of the Gran Melia Don Pepe. More than 280 guests enjoyed an evening of speeches, awards and music, with performances from stars including Chambao's La Mari, DJ Adassiya and West…

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The Kitch is Back!

It's one of Marbella's most stylish venues, bringing a touch of club class to Puerto Banus. The white frontage doesn’t give much away. You could be mistaken for thinking that Kitch is merely a small member’s only bar, perhaps with a separate dining area. But, as the saying goes, looks can be deceptive. I was invited to check out the newly refurbished Kitch by the effervescent Charlotte Fisher,…

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J-Lo to play the coast!

Let's get Loud. Jennifer Lopez is set to play Fuengirola next month! I know that the above is most unlikely sentence that I have ever written for Planet Marbella, but yesterday Maresnostrum Fuengirola confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will play on August 8 as part of her worldwide tour 'It's My Party: The Live Celebration'. Promising an unrivaled combination of her new and classic songs, spectacular…

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Traffic police target App users

You can spot them on the road a mile away, usually because they are drifting obliviously into your lane or are slow away from the traffic lights. Drivers who use messaging apps – such as WhatsApp – when behind the wheel, are to be targeted in a new campaign launched this week by the DGT. Head of the DGT, Pere Navarro, launched the campaign this week, revealing data that shows 32% of all fatal…

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Marbella’s Big Clean Up

It may be a celebration of purity and new beginnings, but the day after San Juan has become synonymous with the rubbish left by revellers This year Marbella Town Hall reported that they removed 11 tons of rubbish from the beaches yesterday, left by the thousands that flocked to the events organised by the Town Hall. Although this is four tonnes less than  the previous year, it is still a…

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Troll Hunting…

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about keyboard warriors  - the kind of person who is quite happy start an argument or fling an insult at you for something you write or post on Social Media. They also tend to use language and attitudes that they would never dare use if they were in the same room as the person they are attacking. It’s called Trolling. Having worked in Media in one form or another…

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Former US President visited Marbella for less than three hours

Barack Breezes In

Former U.S. President Barack Obama paid Marbella a fleeting visit on Friday. Obama addressed a private conference of German tech giant SAP that was  held at the Hotel Puente Romano. After landing at Malaga airport at 4pm with wife Michelle and his daughters, who waited in a nearby hotel, Obama was whisked to Marbella in a private convoy supported by vehicles of the National Police and Civil…

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Marbella – Spain’s Food Capital in 2020?

Marbella Town Hall has underlined the city’s growing reputation as a gourmet destination with the announcement that aims to be crowned Spanish Capital of Gastronomy in 2020. The award, which is decided by the Spanish Federation of Tourism Journalists and Writers, is currently held by Almeria and aims to promote gastronomic tourism as well as local produce and wines. Marbella, which is currently…

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Monday Motivation – Dietary Evangelism

Ali Silver has had enough of holier-than-thou attitudes... I’m pretty sure I’m going to get some enemies on the back of this post but sometimes the truth hurts, and I have a feeling this will hit a bit too close to home for some. For those of you who define themselves by their diets and or exercise, look away now and google ‘what does a Victoria’s secret model eat?’ instead. “No, no. I cannot eat…

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Burlesque Business

The eldest Goddaughter was back in town earlier this month. Yes, that’s right. I am the moral and spiritual guardian of three young ladies. You can stop laughing now, Anyway, back to the eldest Godchild. Ziggy – fabulous name, fabulous kid – is a brilliant modern circus and burlesque performer, with hoops, flames and a variety of tassels and outfits that would make a parson blush. I think that…

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Lives on the limit

Chilean photographer Magdalena Correa's latest exhibition Vidas en el límite, is currently on display at the Isolina Arbulu gallery. Magdalena travels in search of the extreme corners, of lives on the edge of the world. The exhibition is a personal investigation that starts with cohabitation for long periods of time with unknown and surprising indigenous people and cultures,  capturing everyday…

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Monday Motivation – The Sugar Rush

"Is sugar an addiction?" asks Ali Silver If you feel out of control around food and fearful of having a certain foods in the house because you can’t stop at one, you are not alone. Many clients come to me as self proclaimed food or sugar addicts, saying they’re obsessed with crisps/ice cream, they fear having just one bite as they know it will end up being much more, and generally feeling…

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