Puerto Banus

El Lago keeps its star

Marbella shines at Michelin

Marbella's reputation as a gastromonic hotspot continues to grown. At the recent Michelin awards in Sevilla, four restaurants received recognition. Restaurant Skina in Marbella's Old Town, gained its second Michelin star, while El Lago (pictured) and Messina retained their stars and Fernando…

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Boulevard San Pedro to change after fatal hit-and-run

Marbella Town Hall has announced major road modifications following a fatal hit-and-run on Monday evening. The most significant change will be the closure of the main roundabout on Boulevard San Pedro under the bridge, and the reorganisation of the traffic lanes. More radar and speed bumps will also be introduced. The death of  40-year-old Bolivian woman Fatima Dorado Para is the second fatality…

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Muddy Blaverlous!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club 36 - Jaen Rugby 0 Anything the senior teams can do, the juniors can do as well and Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club's Under 14 team claimed a comprehensive victory at the weekend to be crowned Andalucian champions. The result means that Marbella now boasts Andalucian titles in the Senior, Under 18 and Under 14 catagories. The final took place at the Bahia de Marbella…

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Faux Pas Fashion

I blame it on the 80s. My formative fashion years were spent in a decade that saw rolled up jackets worn over Tshirts and shoulder pads that you could land a small Lear Jet on. Ever since that decade, I’ve struggled manfully through the world of fashion so I thought that I´d share some of my more, ermmm, “interesting” fashion faux pas over the years with you. I grew up in the 70s, which…

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The Secret’s in the Sauce!

On the edge of Marbella's beautiful Old Town, Frango's is a great new restaurant serving tasty chicken and meats prepared on the grill in the open plan kitchen. Inside the restaurant has long tables and a stylish and bright look and there's a large TV perfect for catching up on the sport - and something tells us that Frango's is going to busy when the European Championships start in summer. It's…

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Supercar weekend at Ascari

Salon Spain is organising a dream weekend for supercar enthusiasts. The two-day event will take place at the fabulous Ascari private circuit just outside Ronda on May 28-29 . Salon Spain is the only event in Spain where owners and potential buyers can view the majority luxury  and supercar brands, including Ferrari, Bentley, Aston Martin and Maserati together at the same time. The weekend has…

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Bubbles and Dreams

Bubbles and Dreams is organising a special charity event on the  May 2 at the Marbella Congress Centre with a special performance for children of "Aventura Canina" Almost 20 artists will take to the stage with a  music, dance and comedy  show aimed especially for the little ones and featuring the cutest of doggies. As well as the show there is a series of workshops for all the children. Bubbles…

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Krystal Roxx set to Rock Nikki Beach

Superstar DJ Krystal Roxx will play Nikki Beach on May 26. Uniquely gifted with some serious amounts of energy, Krystal is set for a huge summer in 2016 opening residencies and clubs in Ibiza, Mykonos and Mallorca and hosting festivals and stages across Europe with her label SUPERFOXX. The DJ Academy and mentor scheme something which is something Krystal is keen to help make sure partying…

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Marc Anthony date confirmed

Latin music superstar and multi Grammy winner Marc Anthony will play Marbella on Saturday July 9. Promotors Marbella World DJs announced that Marc Anthony will perform his only concert in Andalucia at the San Pedro Alcantara stadium as part of his "Live" Tour. Tickets for the concert will go on sale this Thursday April 28 at midday. The 2000 tickets start at  €45 and will be available through the…

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We are the Champions!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club were crowned champions of Andalucia for the first time with an emphatic 24-10 victory over CR San Jeronimo of Seville on Sunday. The final took place at the neutral venue of  Puerto Santa Maria, rather than the Olympic Stadium in Seville. The Andalucian Rugby Federation (F.A.R) might have thought that the venue would be neutral, but they obviously didn't expect the…

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Oceane opens first Spanish store in Banus

Oceane Beauty launched its first Spanish store in Puerto Banus last week. The  American cosmetics firm chose Puerto Banus as the location for its first and only store in Spain. At the launch guests enjoyed champagne and strawberries and took the opportunity to check out the range of products for women and men of all ages. Pearl powder and marine plant stem cells are the main ingredients of many…

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Moto GP Madness!

It's one of the biggest sports event in Spain attracting over 120,000 devotees of all things two wheeled to the normally tranquil town of Jerez for a weekend of motorcycle madness, You really have to question the sanity of whoever came up with the original idea of building a motor racing circuit in Jerez. The place could be described as sleepy at the best of times and until the circuit hosted its…

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Nothing Compares 2U

I was driving down from the Castillo de Monda yesterday listening to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” and thinking how much the song owed a debt to Prince and smiling to myself at the thought of The Purple One doing a wicked cover version of this. When my girlfriend turned on Social Media at her apartment, the Internet was ablaze with the news that Prince had died. The death of Bowie in…

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Marc Anthony to play Marbella

Latin music superstar Marc Anthony has confirmed a Marbella gig this summer. The former Mr Jennifer Lopez will play the San Pedro Alcantara Muncipal Stadium on a date to be confirmed as part of his European tour this year. The event was announced via the Facebook page of Marbella World DJs, the promotors who brought David Guetta to the same venue last and are behind the Armin Van Buuren concert…

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Public show support for Triple A

It was a day of highs and lows for embattled Marbella animal charity Triple A yesterday The day started with the Guardia Civil issuing a press release that they had arrested four members of the charity for a variety of alleged crimes. These included several counts of animal abuse, fraud, misappropriation of funds, unfair administration, workers' rights abuses and criminal group membership. The…

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Sail into history at La Bajadilla

If you ever fancied chanelling your inner Captain Jack Sparrow, get down to the La Bajadilla Port on Sunday The Nao Victoria, a replica of the ship that managed to make the first round the world journey five hundred years ago, docked on Friday and Marbella Mayor Jose Bernal  proved his sea legs by going aboard and commenting noted that "It  is very satisfying that the Nao Victoria is  berthing…

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Support Triple A on Sunday!!!

It's been a traumatic week for Triple A, and that's putting it mildly. If anything good has come out of the ridiculous denuncia that forced one of Marbella's best known animal charities to close its doors for one day on Monday, it's been the tremendous outpouring of support for Triple A. This Sunday looks like being a huge demonstration of solidarity for Triple A, as the charity celebrates 25…

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Something for the Weekend? – The Jungle Book

The 1967 Disney orginal may have a special place in the Planet Marbella DVD library (and I do a wicked "Wanna be like you" routine), but John Favreau has hit all the right notes with this update, starring Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Neel Sethli as the man cub The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear…

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Positive Outcome from Uniting Nationalities summit

The first  United Nationalities of “Marbella Now TV" Summit at the Laude International College in San Pedro brought up key issues affecting the  international community in Marbella. The summit tackled four main themes -  how to make Marbella more sustainable, Marbella as a year round destination, how to improve integration with the Spanish community and Marbella as a charity hub. A local…

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Triple A releases statement on SEPRONA raid

In a move that shocked many in the animal welfare community in Marbella, Guardia Civil officers from the SEPRONA unit closed down Triple A complex on the Ojen road and questioned three people, amongst them Triple A Secretary Jan Weima. The agents also seized various documents and computer hard drives offices, to carry out their analysis in police custody and temporarily closed the facility. The…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club storm into the finals!

In a brilliant team performance on Sunday, Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club reached the finals of the Liga AON 1 Division Andaluza. After winning the first leg 16-0 in Marbella, the team beat CR Malaga 3-25 and booked a place in the final. Marbella were expecting a tough and tight game with players Javi Garcia, Andrés Rivas and Javi Amunategui out through injury and Toby Francis called up by the…

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