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JAN / FEB 2017

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NEWS

13 What’s On

15 Calendar

18 Celebrities

20 For Him

22 For Her

24 On Trend

28 Chill In

30 Rock Out

FEATURES

32 Britney Laid Bare

36 New Year New You

38 Marbella Awards Winners

48 Will Black Bursury

FASHION

54 Religion –

Brave The Elements

62 Valdy - Marbella Cruise

HAIR & BEAUTY

80 Beauty Rocks

82 We Love Extensions

HEALTH & FITNESS

86 The Future of Fitness

GASTRONOMY

96 Phosh Food

HOMES & INTERIORS

98 Art for Art’s Sake

OUT & ABOUT

102 Porsche & Rotary

Car Run

104 Marbella Now

100th Episode

106 La Sala Unveiling Party

108 Nadia Christmas Market

110 Finca Besaya

Inauguration

LISTINGS

124 Best of the Web

126 Astrology

128 60 Second Interview

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Welcome to the Jan/Feb Issue issue of Marbella Rocks

Magazine where we start the New Year with some

positive vibes on how to conquer goals and stick

to those grand NY resolutions over the coming

12 months. This can be anything from homes to

relationships, so if you’re wanting to make changes in 2017 check

out page 36 to find out how.

The fashion stakes get higher this month too with internationally

renowned fashion label Religion Clothing gracing our pages for the

first time with a stunning 8 page ‘Brave The Elements’ shoot. We’re

in love with their on trend men’s and womenswear range featuring

jackets and jumpsuits for her and chic parkers, loungewear and

tailoring for him. Plus Valdy is back with her new Marbella Cruise

Collection. Soak up some winter sun with their unique swimwear,

kaftans, dresses and ponchos.

We are also excited to reveal the Winners of the Marbella Awards

2016. Thousands of you voted via our secure online voting system

to decide on the eventual winners of these coveted awards. Read

our 6 page feature on page 38 to find out who won the best of the

best in all 15 categories.

Plus, check out our fabulous two new columnists – Dominique Laird

from Golden Tarts and Vera Keinanen from Salon La Vida By Vera.

Dominique brings you all the latest hair and beauty trends for the

coming year in ‘Beauty Rocks’ and Vera shows us how to fake it

in ‘We Love Extensions’ – covering hair, nails and lashes in one

superb article.

While Summer seems a long way off there is no harm in planning

those key big nights out! We are pleased to announce a raft of

huge concerts heading your way… for starters we have ‘I Want To

Know What Love Is’ rock legends Foreigner on June 11th (and an

exclusive interview with the band on page 30) and soul sensation

George Benson behind smash hits ‘Give Me The Night’ and “Never

Give Up On A Good Thing’ on July 21st. There are 3 more big acts

to be announced shortly so watch this space.

2017 is looking good already,

Sam

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WHAT’S ON

news

FUEL BRASSERIE LOUNGE

Popular Aloha restaurant Fuel Brasserie is launching a

decadent new evening lounge which will host resident DJ’s

from Puerto Banus’ Marbella High Club every last Saturday

of the month. The venue will be open from 8pm till 2am

every Friday and Saturday night in Winter. A perfect after

dinner venue for those looking for a lively, sleek, modern

setting to party. The opening marks the third and final phase

of Fuel’s launch plan. Last summer the restaurant launched

its Michelin star inspired menu with Heston Blumenthal chef,

Clive Dixon, at the helm and Prinks Bar was inaugurated

shortly after as a pre-dinner cocktail bar.

For more information or to make a booking visit www.

fuelbrasserie.com.

FOREIGNER & GEORGE BENSON

COMING TO MARBELLA

Yep, you heard it here first… rock icons Foreigner

and soul legend George Benson are due to hit Marbella

shores for summer concerts at the Puente Romano

on Sunday June 11 and Friday July 21 respectively.

Crazy Music Productions, who brought top acts Seal

and Simply Red to Marbella last year, are also planning

to bring further internationally renowned stars to the

Costa Del Sol. For more information and to book tickets

visit www.crazymusicproductions.com.

CASAMONO LAUNCHES

IN PUENTE ROMANO

Casamono Restaurant on the Golden Mile is opening

a sister restaurant in the award winning Puente Romano

in March. Casamono owners Clement & Zazou pride

themselves on sourcing the best dishes and ingredients

from abroad and describe the dining experience at

Casamono as “more than just a restaurant.”

To make a booking to sample the food, arts, music and

culture of the beautiful Casamono at either venue visit

www.casamonomarbella.com.

DIAMONDS & PEARLS

A new event management company has set up in

Marbella to bring top acts and concerts to the Costa

Del Sol. Diamonds & Pearls has a host of top talent

on its books including BBC featured Tom Soloman

and rising star Paris Gibson. The group kick off 2017

with a fantastic Take That featuring Lulu Tribute at the

Sunset Beach Club Hotel in Benalmadena on Saturday

February 17. The event, with a ticket price of only €18

including a buffet dinner, features Dean Swift, Brijan

Barten and Ben James as Take That and Sue Mohr as

Lulu - with big dance routines and amazing vocals. To

attend one of the upcoming concerts visit their website

at www.diamondsandpearlseventsmanagement.com

or check out Marbella Rocks monthly calendars for

upcoming events.

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JANUARY

FIND OUT WHAT’S ON EVERY MONTH WITH THE LATEST EVENTS

IN AND AROUND THE COSTA DEL SOL

2017

saturday

sunday

2017 Party @ Besaya

Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

monday tuesday wednesday

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

5th

Ladies Day @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Open Mic Sessions @

La Catarina

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tabitha @ Live Lounge

Tango Classes @ El

Banco

Mel Williams @ La

Fiorentina

Afternoon tea @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

thursday

€10 Toro @ Toro Burger

Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Free Breakfast Coffee

@ Olivia's La Cala

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

Lesley Harrison

Karaoke @ Live Lounge

Ladies Lunch @ La

Fiorentina

Ladies VIP Night @

Joe’s Bar

Free Sake & Bottle of

Wine For Ladies @ Mai

friday

Three Kings

Happy Hour (7-9pm) @

Toro Burger Lounge

Steve Fozz Karaoke @

Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Singer @ The Hairy Lemon

Live Entertainment

with The Colonel @

Fuel Brasserie

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Dog Walking @ Triple A

House Band & Guest

Night @ Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

5th

Ladies Day @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Open Mic Sessions @

La Catarina

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tabitha @ Live Lounge

Tango Classes @ El

Banco

Mel Williams @ La

Fiorentina

Afternoon tea @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

€10 Toro @ Toro Burger

Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Free Breakfast Coffee

@ Olivia's La Cala

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

Lesley Harrison

Karaoke @ Live Lounge

Live Music @ El Banco

Ladies Lunch @ La

Fiorentina

Ladies VIP Night @

Joe’s Bar

Free Sake & Bottle of

Wine For Ladies @ Mai

Russian New Year

Party @ Finca Besaya

Happy Hour (7-9pm) @

Toro Burger Lounge

Steve Fozz Karaoke @

Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Singer @ The Hairy Lemon

Live Entertainment

with The Colonel @

Fuel Brasserie

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Dog Walking @ Triple A

House Band & Guest

Night @ Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

5th

Ladies Day @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Open Mic Sessions @

La Catarina

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tabitha @ Live Lounge

Tango Classes @ El

Banco

Mel Williams @ La

Fiorentina

Afternoon tea @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

€10 Toro @ Toro Burger

Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Free Breakfast Coffee

@ Olivia's La Cala

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

Lesley Harrison

Karaoke @ Live Lounge

Live Music @ El Banco

Ladies Lunch @ La

Fiorentina

Ladies VIP Night @

Joe’s Bar

Free Sake & Bottle of

Wine For Ladies @ Mai

Happy Hour (7-9pm) @

Toro Burger Lounge

Steve Fozz Karaoke @

Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Singer @ The Hairy Lemon

Live Entertainment

with The Colonel @

Fuel Brasserie

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Dog Walking @ Triple A

House Band & Guest

Night @ Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

5th

Ladies Day @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Open Mic Sessions @

La Catarina

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tabitha @ Live Lounge

Tango Classes @ El

Banco

Mel Williams @ La

Fiorentina

Afternoon tea @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

€10 Toro @ Toro Burger

Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Free Breakfast Coffee

@ Olivia's La Cala

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

Lesley Harrison

Karaoke @ Live Lounge

Live Music @ El Banco

Ladies Lunch @ La

Fiorentina

Ladies VIP Night @

Joe’s Bar

Free Sake & Bottle of

Wine For Ladies @ Mai

Happy Hour (7-9pm) @

Toro Burger Lounge

Steve Fozz Karaoke @

Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Singer @ The Hairy Lemon

Live Entertainment

with The Colonel @

Fuel Brasserie

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Dog Walking @ Triple A

House Band & Guest

Night @ Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Marbella High Club @

Fuel Brasserie Lounge

Chinese New Year

Party @ La Suite

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

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Ladies Day @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Open Mic Sessions @

La Catarina

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tabitha @ Live Lounge

Tango Classes @ El

Banco

Mel Williams @ La

Fiorentina

Afternoon tea @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

€10 Toro @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Free Breakfast Coffee

@ Olivia's La Cala

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Lesley Harrison

Karaoke @ Live Lounge

Ladies Lunch @ La

Fiorentina

Ladies VIP Night @

Joe’s Bar

Free Sake & Bottle of

Wine For Ladies @ Mai

Happy Hour (7-9pm) @

Toro Burger Lounge

Steve Fozz Karaoke @

Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Singer @ The Hairy Lemon

Live Entertainment

Live Piano Evening @

Fuel Brasserie

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Dog Walking @ Triple A

House Band & Guest

Night @ Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

5th

Ladies Day @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Open Mic Sessions @

La Catarina

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala SINGER @

Olivia´s La Cala

Tabitha @ Live Lounge

Tango Classes @ El

Banco

Mel Williams @ La

Fiorentina

Afternoon tea @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

€10 Toro @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Free Breakfast Coffee

@ Olivia's La Cala

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Lesley Harrison

Karaoke @ Live Lounge

Live Music @ El Banco

Ladies Lunch @ La

Fiorentina

Ladies VIP Night @

Joe’s Bar

Free Sake & Bottle of

Wine For Ladies @ Mai

Happy Hour (7-9pm) @

Toro Burger Lounge

Steve Fozz Karaoke @

Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Singer @ The Hairy Lemon

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Dog Walking @ Triple A

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Diamonds and Pearls

Gala Dinner @ Gran

Hotel Benhavis

Marbella High Club @

Fuel Brasserie Lounge

Valentine’s Day Dinner

@ Besaya Beach

Valentine’s Day Party

@ Finca Besaya

Pre-Valentine’s Day

Party @ La Suite

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Menu

@ El Banco

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

5th

Ladies Day @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Open Mic Sessions @

La Catarina

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tabitha @ Live Lounge

Tango Classes @ El

Banco

Mel Williams @ La

Fiorentina

Afternoon tea @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

€10 Toro @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Free Breakfast Coffee

@ Olivia's La Cala

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Lesley Harrison

Karaoke @ Live Lounge

Live Music @ El Banco

Ladies Lunch @ La

Fiorentina

Ladies VIP Night @

Joe’s Bar

Free Sake & Bottle of

Wine For Ladies @ Mai

Take That ft Lulu

Tribute @ Sunset Beach

Club

Happy Hour (7-9pm) @

Toro Burger Lounge

Steve Fozz Karaoke @

Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Singer @ The Hairy Lemon

Live Entertainment

with The Colonel @

Fuel Brasserie

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Dog Walking @ Triple A

House Band & Guest

Night @ Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

5th

Ladies Day @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Open Mic Sessions @

La Catarina

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tabitha @ Live Lounge

Tango Classes @ El

Banco

Mel Williams @ La

Fiorentina

Afternoon tea @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

€10 Toro @ Toro Burger

Lounge

Free Breakfast Coffee

@ Olivia's La Cala

Winter Set Menu @

Olivia's La Cala

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Lesley Harrison

Karaoke @ Live Lounge

Live Music @ El Banco

Ladies Lunch @ La

Fiorentina

Ladies VIP Night @

Joe’s Bar

Free Sake & Bottle of

Wine For Ladies @ Mai

Happy Hour (7-9pm) @

Toro Burger Lounge

Steve Fozz Karaoke @

Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Singer @ The Hairy Lemon

Live Entertainment

with The Colonel @

Fuel Brasserie

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Dog Walking @ Triple A

House Band & Guest

Night @ Live Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Marbella High Club @

Fuel Brasserie Lounge

DJ Junior D´Acosta &

DJ Godoy @ La Suite

Live Music Eric Michel @

Besaya Beach

SUNDAY BRUNCH @

Sunborn Sky Restaurant

Sunday Lunch &

Sessions @ Olivia´s

La Cala

Lesley Harrison @ Live

Lounge

Italian Opera @ La

Fiorentina

50% Off 2nd Burger @

Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Eighties Night @ La

Fiorentina

Brazilian Carnival

Party @ La Suite

Post A Picture for 10%

off @ Toro Burger Lounge

SINGER @ Olivia´s La Cala

Tango Show @ Parrilla

5th

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celebrities

everyone’s talking about...

KIM & KANYE – IS IT ALL OVER?

According to reports Kim Kardashian is planning to divorce

Kanye West and take full custody of their two children, North

West and Saint.

According to US Weekly the relationship between the

reality TV star and her rapper husband has been under

strain for some time and she wanted a break prior to his

hospitalisation back in November. However, the friend said

that Kim won’t make any decision until Kanye has fully

recovered from his breakdown for his sake.

The couple wed in a star-studded ceremony in May 2015.

While this marked the first time

down the aisle for Kanye, Kim

has been married twice before

to record producer Damon

Thomas and basketball player

Kris Humphries, the latter lasting

only 72 days. Looks like she might

be giving Joan Collins a run for her

money.

DADDY COOL

Hollywood heartthrob

Bradley Cooper is set to

become a Dad for the first

time as Russian girlfriend

Irina Shayk confirms she is

pregnant and already in her

second trimester.

Victoria’s Secret model

Irina, 30, took to the stage

at the Victoria’s Secret

annual fashion show in Paris,

covering up her bump in a

red tassled jacket as she

revealed the news to E!

Entertainment. Backstage

models were shocked by

their fellow ‘Angels’ news.

Bradley, 41, who has been

dating Irina for 19 months

on and

off also

appeared

to be feeling the same

(!) saying his impending

fatherhood came as a “real

shock”.

As the news broke in

Paris, Bradley was spotted

out in LA with a very serious

look on his face (pictured

here). In his recent film,

American Sniper, Bradley

got some real stick for how

he held his fake baby during

filming. Let’s hope he copes

better with the real deal! The

new addition to the Cooper/

Shayk clan is due in May.

ROCK & STROLLER

Rolling Stones frontman Mick

Jagger has become a Dad for the

eighth time aged 73 with his 29-yearold

ballerina girlfriend Melanie

Hamrick.

The baby boy was born on

December 6th and marks the eighth

child for Jagger who has a checkered

love life having had children with 4

different women, a fake marriage, a

real marriage and a barrage of affairs.

Interestingly, despite just becoming

a father his eldest granddaughter

Assini Jagger has also just had a baby

making him a great grandfather! His

eldest daughter Karis Hunt Jagger

is also 17 years older than girlfriend

Melanie, who is 44 years Mick’s junior.

This could be the last offspring

for the ageing rocker – who has

reportedly amassed a £200,000

million fortune and splits him time

between pads in New York, London,

Paris and Mustique, no doubt visiting

his ever growing family members

dotted around the world!

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MARBELLAROCKS | ISSUE 27


news

FASHION DESIGNERS SNUB FIRST LADY

Iconic US fashion designers Tom

Ford and Marc Jacobs have revealed

they have no desire to dress new first

lady Melania Trump.

Tom Ford stopped by The View

to talk about his new film Nocturnal

Animals, and spent some time talking

about first lady fashion.

“We've got a new first lady, Melania

Trump, and she's quite beautiful, and

she's thin, she's gonna look great in

clothes, no?” host Joy Behar asked

Ford at the top of the interview, clearly

hoping to learn if Ford would consider

working with her.

A hesitant looking Ford paused for

a moment before responding, “I don't

know. I was asked to dress her quite a

few years ago and I declined.”

Explaining his reason as, “Well, she's

not necessarily my image.”

The Daily Mail had reported

that off camera Ford was

quoted as saying “I have no

interest in dressing a glorified

escort who steals speeches and

has bad taste in men!” although

after less than 24 hours the

post was taken down most

probably due to Trump’s legal

powerhouse.

Meanwhile fashion legend

Marc Jacobs has also snubbed

the first lady, “I have no interest

whatsoever in dressing Melania

Trump,” Jacobs told WWD.

“Personally, I’d rather put my

energy into helping out those who

will be hurt by Donald Trump and

his supporters.” Ouch!

CHERYL BACKLASH

Cheryl Cole, the unlucky in love star who has two failed marriages

behind her has finally found her “Mr Right” in One Direction singer

Liam Payne and there’s a baby on the way too after months of

speculation. However the former X Factor presenter, 34, has been

suffering severe criticism by 1D fans who have accused her for being

too old for 23-year-old Liam.

Fans have also been posting the screen shots from Liam’s first X

Factor audition when he was 14 and Cheryl was 24 labelling her a

cradle snatcher.

A particularly angry fan wrote, “F*** off Cheryl. You can have any man in

the world. Step the f*** away from Liam or we going to have problems.”

The most vile troll

added: “Repulsive

w***e. From one bed

straight to the next.”

Cheryl responded

with, “When people

hate on you it’s

because you have got

something they want.”

MADONNA & PENN ROUND 2?

Madonna has offered to remarry former

husband actor Sean Penn at the Arts

Basel charity gala in Miami.

The 58-year-old singer who has

remained firm friends with Penn since the

end of their 4 year marriage in the 80’s

– offered to remarry him if a $150,000

donation to her Malawi charity was made.

"I'm still in love with you," she told the

56-year-old actor on stage in front of a star-studded audience including Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock and Courtney Love.

Madonna allowed him to handcuff himself to her waist, which saw her joke,"The many moments that were our marriage.”

Among the photographs and memorabilia auctioned off throughout the gala, Madonna also auctioned three black and

white photos from her wedding to Penn, shot by the late photographer Herb Ritts for $230,000.

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FOR HIM

WHAT'S TRENDING...

#PRINTSOFPERSIA

Middle Eastern promise shon bright on the catwalks

for Spring/Summer 2017 with the likes of Sacai, Etro

and Fendi (from left to right) showcasing vivid tapestry

prints. While this trend is more akin to the fashion

forward subtle hints of the trend can be found in belts,

bags and T-shirts as found on the high street below.

€25 – RIVER ISLAND

€80 - VANS

€595 - GIVENCHY

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

These novelty Wolf boxers from Amazon caught our eye in the Marbella

Rocks office. A perfect humorous gift for the man in your life. A pack of 3 with

individual wolf face designs costs €20. Also available in Eagle designs.

THE FUTURE OF HYPERCARS

The Nio EP9 just smashed the Nordschleife electric car lap record by

a whopping 17 seconds using only 80% power. Had it been running

on full power it would have put the supercar on a par with the world’s

fastest petrol powered road legal car - the Radical SR8. Driven by

Nelson Piquet Jnr, the recent track feat by NextEV’s Nio EP9 beat

automotive powerhouse the Nurburgring Nordschleife. It accelerates

from 0-200kph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313kph

(194mph). All 7 cars manufactured have been sold already but pundits

are predicting big things for electric cars, saving on petrol fumes as

well as being able to charge for a full days use in less than 45 minutes.

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NEWS

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

Men are definitely

a little more relaxed

in their approach

to grooming these

days. It’s certainly

considered more of

a luxury treatment to

go to a barber for a

straight razor shave

– either as a relaxing

way to forget about

the stresses of life

or as preparation

for a special event

(perhaps a wedding

day). But wet shaving still represents an important part of the

men’s grooming tradition. It’s also a great activity to do with

your father or son. Men need traditions that can help bond them

together. Visiting the barbershop like Garage Barbers in Elviria

with your father or son is a great tradition to begin in your family.

Many men have been going to the same barber all their life

and have introduced their sons to the same chair and the same

barber. What a great way to bond with the men in your life...

What to expect from ‘The Shave’ at Garage Barbers

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• We start by exfoliating the skin. This helps to remove any

dead skin on the surface of the face.

• Then Shaving oil, containing various essential ingredients

Is massaged in with the tips of the fingers in a circular,

vigorous motion to ‘raise’ the beard, soften and prep the

skin and beard.

• A hot towel is then applied to open the skins pores, soften

the beard and draw the essential ingredients into the skin.

The hot towel is removed before getting too cold because

the beard won’t stay soft and the pores can close.

• A lather of rich shaving cream is then applied using a hot

badger hair shaving brush in circular, vigorous movements

to once again raise the beard and any ingrown hairs.

• The first shave is completed using a disposable blade in a

cutthroat style razor, going with the grain of the beard.

• For a double shave, a gel is then applied and the second

shave is done checking all directions of hair growth to give

the cleanest, closest shave.

• A cold towel is then applied to freshen the skin and close

all the pores.

• A post shave moisture gel is then massaged in for the final

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FOR HER

WHAT'S TRENDING...

#SLOGANTEES

Word up… chatty tops were everywhere on the

runways with Dior’s first female creative director Maria

Grazia Chiuri making a strong political statement

with “We should all be feminists” chant while Haider

Ackermann featured T-shirts that read “Silent Soldier.”

Elsewhere Brit designer Henry Holland celebrated his

brand’s 10th anniversary by relaunching his signature

slogan tees. Marbella Rocks has scoured the high

street to bring you 3 of the best slogan tops.

€12 - Boohoo.com

€20 - Asos.com

€30 - Homiesmarbella.com

BOHO B CHLOE

COLLABORATION

Marbella and London based

fashion label Boho B has tied up

with The Only Way is Essex star

Chloe Meadows to form a spin off

label Boho Clo. The Winter line

includes bracelets, chokers, hats

and ponchos. The collection will

be sold at pop up shops alongside

showcases at catwalk shows in

well-known restaurants and clubs.

Chloe enthused: "I am so excited to be teaming up with Boho B. I lived in the beachwear, kaftans and accessories all summer

long and plan to do the same with these winter lines.” For more information and to get your hands on the stunning new line visit

www.bohobcollection.com.

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Eska London is a gem of a website, specialising in statement costume

jewellery that will flatter any outfit whilst coming in at affordable prices.

Marbella Rocks loves the new India necklace pictured here and it’s

a snip at only €25. Eska also do free worldwide delivery when you

spend over £50. To see the full range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets,

sunglasses and handbags visit www.eska-london.co.uk.

Feeling the chill? Invest in one of these

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Get kitted out for

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RECIPE

THE RIVER CAFÉ’S

WINTER MINESTRONE

SOUP

Nothing is more warming in winter than a

classic Minestrone Soup. This variant on

an old classic is one of the most popular on

the BBC Good Food Guide and is packed

with healthy veg and herbs. Tastes even

better the next day too.

INGREDIENTS

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• 2 medium carrots, roughly

chopped

• 1 large red onion, coarsely

chopped

• 1 head of celery, coarsely

chopped, keeping the leaves

• 1 head of garlic, cloves peeled

• 1kg Swiss chard, leaves

shredded and stalks roughly

chopped

• A good handful of parsley,

finely chopped

• 400g can peeled plum tomatoes

• 1kg cavolo ner, stalks

removed, leaves shredded

(or savoy cabbage)

• Can of Cannelini beans

• 700ml boiling chicken

• A few sprigs of winter herbs

such as Thyme, chopped

• Freshly grated Parmesan

• Extra-virgin olive oil, for

drizzling

METHOD

1. Heat the olive oil in a large

saucepan and slowly fry the

carrots, onion and celery until

soft and dark. This will take

about 20 minutes but it’s worth it

– the slow cooking gives a lovely

taste. Add the garlic, chard

stalks and half the parsley, and

stir to prevent sticking. Stir in

the tomatoes and cook for 10

minutes or until reduced.

2. Add half the Swiss chard leaves,

half the cavolo nero, threequarters

of the beans, and the

boiling stock. Bring to the boil,

then reduce the heat. Simmer

for 30 minutes. Pour in more

stock if needed – don’t add too

much – it should be thick.

3. Add the remaining Swiss chard

and cavolo nero and blanch briefly

so they remain green and crisp.

Season when slightly cooled.

4. Purée the remaining cannellini

beans coarsely in a blender

with some of the cooking liquid.

Add to the soup – it should be

very green. Stir in the herbs and

serve hot with Parmesan and a

drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

WINE MATCH

In general the thought of

wine with soups is not ideal

as liquid with liquid does

not really seem the way

forward! However a chunky,

rustic soup like this delicious

Minestrone is almost like a

stew so would suit a medium

bodied rustic red like Cotes

du Rhone or a young Syrah

or Sangiovese. A classic

Chianti would work well

also. If wine’s not your thing

an ale or bitter would work

nicely and the hops would

offset the flavours of the

vegetables and pulses.

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MOVIE

REVIEW

ALBUM

REVIEW

BOOK

REVIEW

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PATRIOT’S DAY

In the aftermath of an

unspeakable and shocking

terrorist attack, Police Sergeant

Tommy Saunders (Mark

Wahlberg) joins courageous

survivors, first responders and

investigators in a race against the

clock to hunt down the bombers

before they strike again.

With 3 casualties and 264

seriously injured from the first

explosion, the second bomb

is expected to be far more

catastrophic.

Weaving together the stories

of Special Agent Richard Des

Lauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police

Commissioner Ed Davis (John

Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey

Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and

nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle

Monaghan) this visceral and

unflinching chronicle captures

the suspense of one of the

most sophisticated manhunts

in law enforcement history

and celebrates the strength

and courage of the people of

Boston.

Written and directed by

Peter Berg, behind hit films

including Lone Survivor, 2016

oil rig disaster flick Deepwater

Horizon, this gripping tale will

have audiences at the edge of

their seats. Slick performances

by Bacon and Goodman with

Wahlberg being a macho but not

overbearing lead, makes this a

definite one to watch.

ROCKS RATING:

DUA LIPA

Rising Kosovan-Brit star Dua

Lipa’s debut, self-titled album is

set for release on February 10th.

The model, singer and songwriter

has already enjoyed chart success

with 3 of the self-penned singles

on the album; club floor smash

‘Hotter Than Hell,’ ‘Blow Your Mind

(Mwah)’ and the incredibly catchy

‘New Love.’

Despite being only the tender

age of 20, Dua has already wowed

critics and even got a nomination for

the MTV European Music Awards in

the Push Artist category.

With an extremely powerful and

soulful voice she manages to blend

house music beats with soulful

and deep lyrics. As a lyricist she

is second to none so to be able

to achieve music making, song

writing and singing while also being

incredibly attractive means she is

the ultimate box ticker! Expect big

things from Dua and no doubt one

of her tracks will become the annual

to your summer partying here in

Marbella.

Signed to Warner Music, Dua

shares her management with

Lana Del Ray and she’s been

swatting away comparisons with

the petite star since her signing

in 2016. The ‘dark pop’ niche

bracket she falls in definitely

has its fair share of contenders

including newcomer Alessia Cara,

lets hope she can prevail with this

debut album.

ROCKS RATING:

VERONICA ROTH:

CARVE THE MARK

Good news for fans of sci-fi

adventure series ‘Divergent’, the

best-selling author is back with a new

series that promises to be deeper and

darker and definitely worth the wait!

On a planet where violence

and vengeance rule, in a galaxy

where some are favoured by fate,

everyone develops a current gift,

a unique power meant to shape

the future. While most benefit

from their current gifts, Akos and

Cyra do not — their gifts make

them vulnerable to others’ control.

Can they reclaim their gifts, their

fates, and their lives and reset the

balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal

tyrant who rules the Shotet

people. Cyra’s current gift gives

her pain and power — something

her brother exploits, using her

to torture his enemies. But Cyra

is much more than just a blade

in her brother’s hand: she is

resilient, quick on her feet, and

smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving

nation of Thuve, and his loyalty

to his family is limitless. Though

protected by his unusual current

gift, once Akos and his brother are

captured by enemy Shotet soldiers,

Akos is desperate to get his brother

out alive — no matter what the

cost. When Akos is thrust into

Cyra’s world, the enmity between

their countries and families seems

insurmountable. They must decide

to help each other to survive — or

to destroy one another.

ROCKS RATING:

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FOREIGNER

THE FLAME STILL BURNS

Foreigner, universally hailed as one of the world’s most iconic rock bands, are coming to

Marbella this summer as part of their sell out 40 th Anniversary Tour. The group behind

number one hits including ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, ‘Cold as Ice’ and ‘Juke Box Hero’ will

be playing the Puente Romano on June 11 th .

Anglo-American rock band Foreigner are considered one

of the world’s best selling bands with 80 million albums

sold to date. They have successfully managed to notch

up 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits since their

debut, self titled ‘Foreigner’ album was released back in 1977.

The band currently consists of Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly

Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass & vocals), Tom Gimbel

(rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards),

Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums).

Marbella Rocks caught up with bass guitarist and vocalist

Jeff Pilson.

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Why do you think your popularity as a band has spanned

4 decades?

There's no doubt in my mind it's the quality of the songs

and recordings that have given the band its longevity.

Great songs are timeless.

What has been the highlight of your career?

Playing the 02 Arena in London before Led Zeppelin

in December of 2007 was probably the highlight of my

career. What a magical show.

What is the favourite track to perform in concert and

what is the biggest crowd pleaser?

My favourite changes all the time. Sometimes it's Say

You Will, which we do acoustically. Other times it's Juke

Box Hero where we do a lot of really great jams.

Being an Anglo-American band - do you ever notice A clash

of cultures?

Not really. It is a good idea, if you wanna stay in Foreigner,

to learn to love soccer though!

What are your hopes for the new “Flame Still Burns” EP?

I just hope everyone gets a chance to hear the song and

see the video. It's such a great song and Kelly's vocal is

truly amazing!

Have you got any reservations about the 40th anniversary

tour - or is age really just a number?!

Not really as we tour all the time. But I do know this

40th anniversary tour will be extremely special. Lots of fun

surprises.

Have you been to Marbella before?

I don't believe I've been to Marbella before, but sure am

looking forward to it.

How would you sum up your experience as a member of

Foreigner?

It all feels so natural, and the music and style are a part

of my blood. Foreigner, to me, was always the perfect

combination of strong songs, great singing, intense heavy

rock musicianship, with a touch of R&B added in. Plus the

band has great chemistry. There’s just no feeling in the

world like going out and kicking butt every night. I feel like

I’ve finally found my home!”

To get your tickets to see Foreigner play

Puente Romano Tennis Club on June 11 th

CONTACT www.crazymusicproductions.com

or call +34 952 883 832

The band entered Atlantic Records

studio to record their first album in

1976 —40 years later they are are now

releasing a much anticipated 10-inch

vinyl EP, ‘The Flame Still Burns’ via

Atlantic’s Rhino Records!

The highly collectible EP features a

brand new recording of the title track,

a song Mick Jones wrote for the film

Still Crazy. ‘The Flame Still Burns’ was

performed by a fictional band in the

film and went on to win the prestigious

Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.

However, this electric version has

never been officially recorded by

Foreigner until now. The EP also

contains a live version of "Juke Box

Hero" and the original 1977 recordings

of "Feels Like The First Time" and

"Long, Long Way From Home".

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Britney Spears has enjoyed over 20 years in the media spotlight, 6 number 1 albums

and a further 23 Number 1 Singles. As she releases her ninth studio album ‘Glory’ to

mixed reviews is it finally time for the ‘Toxic’ songstress to hang up her feather boa

(or should that be boa constrictor?) Critics have panned the star for miming at her

recent UK gig and although she has secured a further 2 year contract for her Las

Vegas show is Britney coming to the end of her pop career path?

Britney burst onto the music scene in 1999 with

hit single and album of the same name ‘Hit Me

Baby One More Time’ which proceeded to sell

over 10 million copies – earning her the accolade

of the best-selling teenage solo artist ever. Her

stock continued to rise throughout the early 2000’s

with album after album notching top spots and her

raunchy, gregarious dance routines and costumes

capturing the hearts of fans worldwide. She was an

overnight teen sensation basking in the fame and

fortune that comes with it. But inside Britney was

secretly tortured.

Managed by her parents (who went through a bitter

divorce) from a young age Britney never had the

chance to grow up like a normal girl. She was thrust

into auditions, performing at theatres before joining

the Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 11 and by the

time of her solo success she was only 18.

By 2006 Britney was showing signs of deep

personal struggles. A young mother with a marriage

on the rocks due to a tumultuous relationship with

backing dancer husband Kevin Federline, Britney

was pictured driving a car with her 6-month-old

son Sean Preston on her lap not a baby seat. In

September she gave birth to a second son Jayden

James and by November of 2006 she had filed for

divorce from Kevin citing “irreconcilable differences.”

However, 2006 wasn’t her annus horribilis. The

worse year for teen sensation Britney came in

2007 when she suffered a very public meltdown

which included her shaving her head, attacking

paparazzi and stints in rehab which culminated in

her collapsing and being hospitalised. The pictures

of her strapped to a hospital gurney clearly show

the singer is comatosed on drugs. It was shortly

after this time that she lost joint custody of her

young boys to Federline – and only given supervised

visiting rights.

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With her personal and

professional career in tatters,

Britney reluctantly went on stage at

the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards

and was lambasted for miming

and being too overweight for the

performance - aired to millions

worldwide.

She decided to take a break from

the record industry and luckily came

back with a bang in December 2008

with album ‘Circus’. The album was

one of the fastest-selling of the year

and the sultry and sexy lead single

‘Womanizer’ propelled her back into

the limelight. The ensuing Circus

tour netted the singer a cool $131m.

This was followed up by seventh

studio album ‘Femme Fatale’ in

2011 which peaked at Number

1 on the US Billboard Chart. Her

appearance as a judge on US ‘X

Factor’ alongside Simon Cowell in

2012 also helped her appeal to her

fanbase yet again.

Fast forward to 2016 and Britney

is seemingly again at career

crossroads. While her Las Vegas

residency at Planet Hollywood (she

performs three times a week in 6

week rotations) was given the green

light for a further two years, her

ninth album ‘Glory’ and subsequent

live performances haven’t done

much to silence her critics with

accusations of miming to tracks and

less than poor dance performances.

Plus during a recent interview with

NME Magazine Britney doubted her

own career saying she might well be

better off leaving it all behind and

becoming a teacher.

“Seeing other artists continue to

do this kind of thing inspires me

too. Because sometimes I’m like,

what am I doing? Like, I could be a

teacher,” she confessed.

But Britney candidly revealed

that her latest record is the first

one where she really took creative

control - and learnt to say no.

“Honestly, this is the first project

where I’ve really been hands-on.

I was really specific about who I

worked with and I’ve been learning

to say no. I’m a people-pleaser, so

that’s hard for me – even if I don’t

like something, I’ll do it just to make

a person happy.”

Well Britney now has an incredible

choice on her hands. If she listens to

the pundits she may well veer into

a life of Vegas shows and bit tours.

However she cites Madonna and

Whitney Houston as her idols and

with Madge and Whitney clocking up

careers spanning four decades she

might just be in for the long run.

BRITNEY TIMELINE

1992

Aged 11 in the Mickey Mouse Club

(with Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.)

1999

Storming the charts as

sexy school girl in ‘Hit

Me Baby One More

Time’.

2000

Red rubber was the

outfit of choice for

‘Oops I Did It Again’

2004

Performing at the MTV

VMA’s with a python in

‘Slave 4 U’

2006

Driving with baby

son on her lap – star

showing signs of

meltdown.

2007

Shaves head in daring

public display shocking

fans.

2007

Admitted to hospital

– said be to be

comatosed by drugs.

2007

That panned

performance at the

VMA’s with Britney’s

“jelly belly”.

2008

Britney bounces back

with ‘Circus’ album and

tour.

2013

Britney lands ‘Piece

of Me’ Vegas show at

Planet Hollywood.

2016

Comeback album

‘Glory’ - or is it?

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NEW YEAR

NEW YOU

WORDS: TANYA VEGAR

With the new year we all start with

plans to conquer new goals and create

grand resolutions for the coming twelve

months. More than often the year flies by

and we haven't checked these goals off

and they roll over to the following year

with only a few modifications.

It is important to have ambitions and a desire

to want to become healthier, a better person,

happier - but realistic changes that match

your ability to commit are most important.

A different approach to creating a long list of objectives over

the next year is simply to look at your current circumstances

and to see how to spark more joy in your life. This idea comes

from a Japanese theory by Marie Kondo on creating space

and decluttering your environment primarily referring to your

living space. Once we have learnt how to declutter our living

areas it can be wider applied to our general life principals.

"Life truly only begins once we have our home in order".

When we look around our home often we have hoarded

years and years of collectibles that we just stuff and store

somewhere that we more than likely won't even look at or

touch over the next year. This

includes our wardrobe, books,

photographs, stored boxes in

the garage. It can be a daunting

task that seems impossible to

tackle especially as we all have an

emotional attachment to many of

our belongings, but once your life

is more organised and you have

created space it flows onto making

your life easier.

It is suggested that the decluttering process works through

stages and starts with your wardrobe as this has the least

emotional attachment when culling. All your clothes need to

be pulled out and while deciding on what to keep you ask the

question of whether each item sparks (you) joy? If you haven't

worn it in the past twelve months you are probably unlikely to

wear it for the next twelve months. It can also create potential

for someone else to make use and find happiness from what

you are no longer benefiting from.

Once you have mastered the de cluttering process and

worked your way through your home from kitchen, bathroom

to office, (including all your drawers) creating an environment

where the things you cherish and use are accessible and

also visible your life becomes more simple and organised. It

is important to respect the belongings you have and when

hidden, bundled or boxed they are not creating any joy in your

life. Tidying doesn't mean getting rid of everything, more so

just keeping what makes you happy.

This is an important concept which could be applied

throughout life. We can ask the same question of our personal

circumstances and make positive changes in our employment,

interpersonal relationships with partners and friends. Determining

the people in our life that create happiness and make us feel

better can have huge positive impacts on our well being.

If we all think of our circle of friends and extended circle

we can think of people that make our mood positive but in

contrast there are different people that drain us. So focusing

your energy on people that make you feel good about yourself

instead of people that bring your mood down is an important

way to spark more joy in your life. We all have times of need

and trouble but there must be a balance and friendships

should seek a balance working for both people. Before

just cutting people from your life you could talk to them

at an appropriate time about the

relationship you have and how to

make it better.

There are many ways that can

make a friendship feel draining,

someone that makes an appointment

to see you and always cancels

last minute is not respecting your

time, someone that never shares

their portion of the bill over dinner,

someone that only calls you when

they have problems but never asks

how you are or forgets to call when things are going well for

them. In some cases it really can be a situation where your

friend is not aware of their behaviour and the affects it has on

you. But we all have our limits and before breaking it is better

to deal with the issues.

The same can be looked at for our personal relationships with

our partner. Do we feel we are being taken for granted, is the

playing field honest and respectful. Whatever your situation,

whether being in a marriage, living with your partner, dating,

casual meetings you need to feel good in yourself and the other

person should enhance your happiness level. We often become

complacent in our relationships but seeking a level higher than

satisfactory is important for our personal wellbeing. We have a

choice with our partnerships and respect and honesty, taking

care of each other makes these partnerships special. If we are

not feeling cared for or appreciated then some changes are

necessary. You should feel a spark of joy when spending time

with your partner so try to find new ways to create happiness

If you would like to talk to the writer more about any of these topics you can email her directly

at tanya_vegar@hotmail.com.

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features

and fun in your partnership.

Another aspect of our life which we dedicate

a great amount of our energy and time is

our work. Employment is important to feel

valued in society and in having a sense of

self worth. Whether your occupation is

going to the office, looking after children

at home, or being an athlete, it needs

to fulfill us emotionally as this is what

we do day in and day out and there

is no escape from. It may not be

possible to change your position

in the workplace but if your

work is not fulfilling you,

creating a sense of self

worth, or sparking

joy then you can

look at how to

enhance your

current job,

develop

into a

new

role or

look

at

ways to develop a new

career path. If you create a mind

map or plan it will make achieving

your goals clearer with a more

determined effort.

Making small changes to find

more positivity and happiness in your

life can have huge long term benefits. Your

home should be a place you look forward

returning to, the belongings you have should be

easily accessible and visible. The people you surround

yourself with should be supportive, caring and uplift

your mood. Your partnership should make you

feel valued and create a sense of contentment.

Commitment and determination to focusing on

creating an environment that makes you happy

will give you a higher level of satisfaction and

wellbeing.

Simple changes in your

mindset and looking for ways

to enhance the joy in your

life will create higher

levels of satisfaction and

enjoyment to the things,

people and environment

you live in.

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Congratulations to all the winners of

the Marbella Awards 2016.

The voting process opened in March 2016, after a shortlist

of 7 nominations in your category was decided by 7

esteemed judges. Thousands of votes were cast by the

general public via Marbella Rocks secure online voting

system to decide on their eventual winner and runner up in

each category.

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BEST BAR

winner

News Café

runner up

Babilonia

BEST LIVE

MUSIC VENUE

winner

La Catarina

runner up

Live Lounge

BEST NIGHTCLUB

winner

Aqwa Mist

runner up

Olivia Valere

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BEST

BEACH CLUB

winner

Nikki Beach

runner up

Plaza Beach

BEST HOTEL

winner

Puente Romano

runner up

Sunborn

BEST

FINE DINING

winner

Marbella Club -

The Grill

runner up

Dani Garcia

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BEST

RESTAURANT

winner

The Boardwalk

runner up

Olivia's La Cala

BEST GYM

winner

Dynamic Gym

runner up

Glow

BEST

HAIR/BEAUTY

winner

The House

runner up

The Barber Club

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BEST FASHION

winner

Elite Marbella

runner up

Flamingo Market

Place

BEST

ESTATE AGENT

winner

Engel & Völkers

runner up

Panorama

BEST

CHIRINGUITO

winner

Sonora Beach

runner up

The Beach House

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BEST SPA

winner

Villa Padierna

Thermae Spa

runner up

Healthouse

Las Dunas

BEST

TENNIS CLUB

winner

Club De Tenis

Puente Romano

runner up

Manolo Santana

Racquet Club

BEST

GOLF COURSE

winner

Los Naranjos

runner up

Finca Cortesin

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DON’T LET US FORGET

WILL BLACK BURSURY

On Saturday September 25th at approximately 10.20pm on the last day

of the Monaco YACHT Show 2010, a terrible tragedy occurred.

Captain Michael Ziems of Sailing Yacht Burrasca

was onshore at a meeting with brokers. Around

the same time Bosun William Black was returning

to the yacht on the tender, leaving the harbour for

Burrasca, which was anchored just outside the

harbour walls. Suddenly the tender collided into the

unmanned 31-metre sailing yacht Fado (pictured with

Burrasca just visible in the background.)

No one knows exactly what happened but William

disappeared. After a 2-day search by coastguards,

Will was presumed dead.

JUDITH’S STORY (WILL’S MOTHER)

48

On September 27th we received a phone call from his

Captain advising us of Will’s accident and that the Air

Sea Rescue had been called off. We made arrangements

to fly out but upon arriving in Monaco, we discovered

that the Burrasca had already left the port, having

deposited Will’s belongings with the local police.

This meant that we never saw the boat he was working

on, met with the Captain or crew he worked with, in fact

we never heard from them again. The boat was taken out

of European waters by the owners so they couldn't be

held accountable for anything to do with the accident and

subsequently put up for sale. We later found out none of

the crew were insured by the boat - as if none of their lives

mattered and that Will’s death was an inconvenience. We

have now heard of other families who have lost loved ones

in similar horrific accidents that could possibly have been

avoided if there were stricter marine laws.

Talking to some of the families affected, we want to

join with them and raise awareness about the fact that

the lack of care for human life is not acceptable and

needs to change.

Following the inquest into Will's accident, we suspect

that the tender that he was driving on his way back to SY

Burrasca, must have been hit by the swell from another

tender ahead, that was being driven at speed. This must

have knocked him off the boat and he fell into the water,

either knocking himself unconscious or breaking his neck.

Either way it would have been instantaneous. The boat

then kept going and crashed into a moored boat. However

the fact there was no life jacket being worn and the kill

chord switch had been disabled (under order of the boat

presumably to save time - the kill chord stops the boat if

the driver falls off) meant the divers searching for Will at

the crash site never found his body because they were

searching in the wrong place. If a life jacket had been worn,

then in the worst case we would have been able to find

his body and have to chance to bring him home and bury

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him and, best case scenario, if he had only been knocked

unconscious we'd still have him with us.

Either way safety of crew is such an important issue and

one which we can't let go. Will had such a huge personality

and love of life know although this has left us devastated we

are pleased to be doing something wonderful in his name.

As well as wanting to get boat enthusiasts, crew, owners

or any companies that might want to support us to raise

money for The Will Black Bursary, we have set up with

sailing academy UKSA - to fund new sailors to train and get

into the sailing industry which he loved so much.


ROSANNA’S STORY

(WILL’S SISTER)

Sadly we never even saw

the boat – by the time we flew

out to Monaco they had left

his belongings with police and

left the marina (I can’t believe

they didn’t even wait for us to

get there - just unforgivable.)

We never met the captain and

never heard from them again.

Many of the local crew and

captains were horrified at the

treatment of the boat to us and

their lack of care for William’s

life. A few of them even left the

boat after. We had the chance

a few years ago to arrest the

boat - but it was owned by a

billionaire Russian (to this day

no one will tell us who it was).

The legal case could have

stretched out for years and

years – and we were told there

was no way we could win.

Interestingly, many boats

chose flagship states with

lenient laws/no laws so no

country and no one governing

body can control it….they are

like floating islands with their

own laws. There is no one

policing these boats and no

one is accountable. They can

do what they want and in our

case the Monaco judiciary

system could do nothing.

According to close friend and ex-fellow

crew member Marco Ravanello, Will was

a gregarious character who brought life

to every situation: “Will was full of energy,

always making people laugh and everyone

wanted to be where he was; he should have

been on stage. He once wrote on his CV that

he liked ‘running, jumping, climbing trees,

laughing, smiling, eating cheese’. He was

goofy but sharp as an arrow. He was one of

those guys who made everyone he met love

him.”

Originally from an events organisation

background, Will discovered the world of

yachting as a crew race cameraman on

the clipper round-the-world race, then for

Louis Vuitton in the Americas Cup before

embarking on his professional crew career.

If you would like to donate to the Will Black Bursury please visit:

www.justgiving.com/teams/crewwillbsafe

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FASHION

1

1. LOVE TRIANGLE LACE MIDI

DRESS - €65

This occasion midi dress from

Love Triangle is the perfect piece

for something special this season.

Featuring a light blue lace overlay

and halterneck design, this beauty,

available from www.next.co.uk, really

is a Britney-esque show stopper.

2. DUNE ‘MIAMI’ HEELS - €85

These stylish silver sandals set on

a slim high heel showcase a front

strap with subtle stitch detailing and a

closed back. Complete with a circular

buckle fastening and Dune branded

stud detail.

3. ASOS METALLIC LEATHER

RUFFLE CLUTCH BAG - €33

This cute ruffle clutch will perfectly

offset this outfit. Made from 100%

cracked silver leather from ASOS.

com. Also available in Gold and Rose

Gold.

4. MAC CAROUSEL LIP GLOSS - €15

Understated make-up helped Britney

complete the overall look with very

neutral tones but lashings of Tom

Ford mascara and this cute, creamy

pink lipgloss from MAC in shade

Carousel.

2

steal

hER

style

BRITNEY SPEARS

While Britney used to

frequently end up on Editor’s

‘Worst Dressed Lists’ the pop

princesses style has definitely

matured with age and she

now regularly choses demure,

fashion forward outfits that

wow on the red carpet. This

ensemble she wore for the

2016 Billboard Awards is

elegant yet shows she

still knows how to have

fun. The light blue of

the dress perfectly

compliments her

blonde hair and pink

lips while the lace is

sexy - but not too in

your face.

3

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HAIR & BEAUTY

BEAUTY

ROCKS

International hair and make-up artist

Dominique is based in Marbella at the

prestigious Golden Tarts super salon in

Puerto Banus. Dom started her career

OVER 10 years ago and continues to go

from strength to strength with every

new project. Denise Van Outen, Lauren

Simons (Cheshire Housewives), Sarah

Ashcroft and the cast of TOWIE are just

a few of Dominique’s celebrity clients.

Her past experience and ever growing

skill set ensures she is one of the

most in demand MUA’s on the scene. She

shares her extensive health and beauty

knowledge exCLUSIVELY with Marbella

Rocks readers.

Eye Predict 2017

Break out your blusher and throw away your beauty

inhibitions as 2017 trends are set to shake up your

make-up bag.

Like me, if you have love for the 80’s, this year’s

beauty ‘musts’ will be right up your street. From subtle

suggestions to all out retro throwbacks, the 80’s

undoubtedly made a massive impression on the recent

spring/summer 2017 catwalks. I have picked out three

statement looks that will ensure you are bang on trend

for the new year.

Blush Draping

Coined by Marc Jacobs,

draping is the new way to sculpt

the face and give it that desired

post dance floor glow. Celebrities

have been quick to jump on the

draping bandwagon including

Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid who

seemed to have embraced the

blush.

Like the article?

Need some beauty advice?

Feel free to email myself at

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in achieving glowing skin and

flowing locks. Kourt K claims to

have the ‘avocado’ beverage daily

to keep her feeling and looking

fresh. It’s a rare occurrence that

we get to live like a Kardashian, so

what the hell, give it a go.

Ingredients;

1 Avocado, 1 cup Coconut

Milk and 2tbsp Manuka Honey

Method:

Simply blend the ingredients

together with ice, sip back and

enjoy the benefits!

Bold Lips

It appears that red lipstick is here to stay so you definitely

have an excuse to splash out on a few new sexy shades!

Olivier Theyskens, Valentino and Simone Rocha models

strutted down the runway in statement shades of peach,

electric orange and fuchsia…so basically bold is beautiful…in

fact the bolder the better!

Lashes for Days…

As a make-up artist, one of the biggest questions I get

asked is what mascara I use and which in particular I would

recommend. Whether you want full voluminous lashes or a

glam lengthy wink, there are plenty of brands on the market

that will tickle your fancy without breaking the piggy bank.

Here is three of my favourite, one for every budget.

Cash Lash Out

Yves Saint Laurent Luxurious Mascara, for

a false lash effect. Available in six signature

shades, intensely pigmented, for a highly

seductive eye look.

Price €29, available from feelunique.com

Glow for it

Bare, raw skin has

always been a staple

look amongst the hottest designers at

fashion week. The 2017 shows were no

exception, and most definitely followed

suit. Refreshingly this year’s designers

flaunted more of a glowy finish and

displayed the new highlighted trend

on some of the world's most beautiful

cheekbones.

Time to get your glow on ladies.

Super Beauty Blend

Let’s face it, loath them or love them,

the Kardashians skin is always on point.

Glowing, dewy and annoyingly flawless.

They undoubtedly use the most sort

after beauty products and outrageously

expensive potions but recently the

Kardashian clan have revealed a juicy

little secret.

Kourtney Kardashian in particular

boasted about her home made super

smoothie and how it’s the secret weapon

Forgivable flicker

There’re Real Mascara by Benefit, lengthens

and separates. The jet black, long wearing

formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially

designed brush reveals lashes you never knew

you had.

Price €19.50, Available from Debenhams.com

Blinking Bargain

Mascara Lash Sensational from Maybelline,

a plumping mascara to enhance eyelashes.

With an expert liquid formula, the clump free

black mascara delivers ultimate impact and

maximum definition.

Price €11.95, Available from lookfantastic.com

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HAIR & BEAUTY

we love

extensions

Vera is one of the most respected and loved

professional hair and make-up artists in

Marbella and the Costa del Sol and has

ESTABLISHED her level of expertise and creativity

since 1993. Starting her career in Helsinki,

Vera gained her expertise in the fine structure

of Scandinavian hair, which is a little more

DELICATE and requires a little extra attention.

Moving onto work in one of London’s top salons

GAINING many skills along the way including

the different techniques in hair extensions,

Vera then headed for a sunnier climate and

Marbella became her home. Vera has been

living and working in Marbella since 2000 and

PROUDLY opened her own salon in the spring of

2015. Vera is keen to stay up to date with the

LATEST fashion trends and developments in hair

TECHNOLOGY so she enjoys doing regular courses

here in Spain and internationally. Her PASSION is

in technical work, she loves colouring hair as it

is amazing how just a little change in shade can

make your skin tone more flattering or make

YOUR eyes brighter. Living in Marbella YOU need

a little outside inspiration to stay on top of your

business so Vera enjoys travelling to see what

the rest of the world has to offer. Vera speaks

fluent Finnish, English and Spanish.

When it comes down to it we all like to look our best

and if it’s possible enhance all our natural assets - from

hair to nails to eyelashes. We can’t help but notice all

the other ladies around us whether its our friends, a coworker

or the lady serving us in our local supermarket

- how she wears her hair and whether she takes care of

her nails, never mind if she has lush eyelashes, nothing

goes unnoticed! At Salon La Vida By Vera we are experts

in hair, nail and eyelash extensions so you can rest

assured you are in safe hands.

Salon La Vida, located amongst the pretty cobbled streets

of Aloha Pueblo, is a hidden gem where you are guaranteed

a warm welcome and the best part is you can have all your

extensions taken care of under one roof.

EYELASH EXTENSIONS

FACT: There isn’t a mascara that exists

that can give you the same results that

eyelash extensions do!

The best thing with eyelash

extensions is that almost everyone can

have them, there are so many different

curves, lengths and thicknesses. We

have 4 different curves, 5 different

thickness and size availability ranges

from 6mm to 18mm.

Because of their versatility, they can

be styled differently at every touch up appointment. If you

are going to a party you can glam ‘em up, if you’re in the

office or want a natural look – leave the mascara!

There are three types of lashes: synthetic, silk and mink.

We at the Salon La Vida By Vera favour using the mink type.

People want all different kinds of looks; dramatic, mascara

effect, cat look, feather look and of course a more natural look.

The benefit of using mink lashes are they are much lighter

in general, so they put less pressure on your lashes and the

material gets a better look. Mink lashes get the best results and

it’s the best material on the market. The “crème de la crème”!

A new set of mink eyelash extensions will take

approximately 1.5-2 hours. We put from 50 to over 120

eyelash extensions on every eye, depending on how many

lashes you have. The treatment does not hurt, in fact most

of the clients fall asleep and when they wake up they have

totally new fantastic lashes!

If you want eyelashes like the Kardashians or more natural

we can help you at Salon La Vida By Vera.

WARNING: Mink eyelash extensions are very addictive!

From blow dries, highlights, texturing treatments

to extensions, manicures, pedicures and eyelash

extensions. Call Vera on +34 952 929 106 today!

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HAIR EXTENSIONS

We all aspire to have beautiful healthy, shiny voluminous

hair, just like all our favourite stars including Jennifer Aniston,

Victoria Beckham and not forgetting Kim Kardashian - we all

aim to have beautiful flowing locks! Now for those of us that

mother nature forgot or simply wasn`t quite so generous, worry

not as we have something better than natural! We have hair

extensions!!

I am definitely one the longest established extension

specialists here on the coast, with more than 20 years of

experience in all the different types of hair extensions, including

the world’s leading brand Great Lengths. This brand of hair

extensions are by far superior in quality to other makes and like

anything of great quality comes with a higher price tag. Great

Lengths uses a keratin bonding system, to bond the extensions

to your hair we use an ultra sonic machine guaranteeing

maximum safety with a ‘no harm’ result. So if you are looking

for some volume, length or even a splash of colour, you can

rest assured you’re in safe hands. Plus Great Lengths uses only

100% Fair Trade human hair.

Also popular are Balmain Tape extensions which are

perfect as a filler or again to add a splash of colour. The tapes

can easily be removed and put back in and the same hair can

be used again. Then we have wefts, which are literally stitched

onto your own hair! This is the quickest way of adding A LOT of

volume… the only down side is the maintenance as the wefts

need to be tightened every 4 weeks.

NAIL EXTENSIONS

It has become a desirable quality (even a necessity!)

to have long, beautiful manicured nails as we have the

luxury of living in Marbella and our hands are constantly

on display. To achieve these beautiful nails we offer a few

different options depending on each individual. Working

with both Gel and Acrylic we cannot only gain length but we

can also choose from different shapes keeping up with the

latest trends.

For those of you that are unsure of the difference between

Gel and Acrylic let us explain…….

Acrylic nails have been a staple in the beauty industry

for years, and this staying power has contributed to their

ongoing popularity. Acrylics are applied using a liquid

monomer and a powder to create a hard protective layer

over your own natural nails. Acrylic only hardens when

exposed to air and when this happens it provides the

perfect canvas for applying nail colours, either regular nail

polish or permanent nail polish (ex Shellac) not forgetting a

classic French.

Gel nails are certainly growing in popularity and giving

Acrylic some healthy competition. Gel is applied to create a

hard protective layer over your natural nails as with acrylics,

however gel nails only harden when exposed to LED/UV

light. With Gel you can choose between a wide range of

coloured gels or add a permanent colour (ex Shellac) or go

classic with French. Gel is more flexible so doesn’t break

so easily, its more gentle on the natural nail plus looks more

natural - not to mention Gel is quicker to apply and non toxic.

Both Gel and Acrylic have similar results. They can

lengthen short nails, strengthen nails, and make your

fingers look longer and more slender. Now you know the

difference its up to you which is your preference, and then

the exciting decision of which colour to choose and believe

me you have A LOT to choose from not to mention adding

some sparkle or diamonds to really glam it up! To maintain

your beautiful manicured nails we recommend an infill every

3 weeks and we are on hand Monday to Saturday for any of

those accidental breakages that need a quick repair.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

The Future

OF FITNESS

The newest edition to the booming

fitness industry on the coast, Luke is

owner and coach of Marbella´s first

“women´s only outdoor boot camp

company” – Miss Fit Marbella.

Luke specialises in fitness for women,

(weight loss and toning) and is a

strong believer in training outdoors,

which is why, all of his sessions are

based on the beaches of Marbella,

Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia.

Expect to find articles that focus on

exercise for the female sex, tips on

how to achieve your body goals, help

on those stubborn problem areas,

education of nutrition and lifestyle

and how exercise doesn’t have to be

boring!

“Don’t mistake fitness for a gym!

Fitness is more than that, it is a

lifestyle and can be anywhere or

everywhere!”

What 2017 has in store

I

can hardly believe we are in 2017 but after blinking, somehow

we are! Having started my fitness journey as a young boy in

the 90´s and within that blink of an eye, I witnessed a lifetime of

fitness fads and fashions; spanning from home workout videos, with

instructors kitted out in spandex leotards, to home gyms, to feeble ab

machines and the list could go on!

Last year, there was a huge resurgence in many of the past fitness

trends and 2017 is no different, with a mixture of old and new fitness

movements that you will be seeing. After all, is anything ever completely

new, or are these new fitness fads just recreated from past methods?

This article will take you through the top 7 to expect from fitness in 2017.

1. Online Trainers/Social

Media Fitness Explosion

Having been quite apparent in

2016, this year it seems that buying

online workouts and nutrition

plans or following your favourite

fitness hero is going to continue to

grow. We love to follow our body

ideals and Kayla Itsines and Emily

Skye are just two of our favourites

with 5.9m and 1.8m followers

respectively. Personally, I would stay away from these generic,

universal, if you follow what I say, you will look like me programmes.

Don’t be fooled by an Insta account, photo shopped pics or someone

who doesn’t know you or your fitness story. Have body goals and

fitness role models but be careful with what they are selling you.

2. Wearable Technology

It seems as if the marketing teams are on top in this battle and

they have made us need technology to help us get and stay fit! You

must track your steps, you must track your heart rate and you must

track calories through an arm band. With the figures suggesting this

market is going to be worth $12.64 billion by 2018 they have well

and truly sold us on this one.

Don’t get me wrong though, I believe in science in sport and

fitness and I think tracking Heart Rate (HR) during a workout can be

hugely important in many respects. Burning fat is just one example,

as by knowing your Heart Rate Zones and being able to calculate

your HR %s, you can ensure you are staying in the most effective fat

burning zone and state.

My top pick; (if I were

to wear one!) is:

TomTom Touch

€129.99

Perfect for tracking body

fat and losing weight.

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3. Live Classes

With a rise in 24 hour, almost PT and instructorless gyms, it

was only a matter of time before these cost saving giants started

to replace class instructors with online or virtual instructors.

The fitness super giant that is Les Mills, has released its

virtual option for gyms and many gyms now have virtual

spinning sessions on throughout the day.

MyRide seems to be the choice of many, and the realistic

graphics and range of terrains to spin too make it the gyms

number one choice.

Again, for me, I suggest training with a real instructor, who

can specifically adapt and alter for your needs and I would

always recommend a smaller gym with personable staff over

a huge cheap gym with fake virtual trainers, funny accents

and cheesy grins.

4. Strength Training

Not exactly new but my prediction has a twist. This is the year

of GIRLS WHO LIFT! It has been a slow rise to fame for many

female bodybuilders but it seems as if society is finally starting

to realise (thanks to social media) great bodies are made in the

weights section. Strong is sexy was the mantra and IG profiles

such as Michelle Lewin (9.3 m followers) and other muscled

and toned beauties have set the road

for women wanting to lift heavy and look

beautiful. And whilst we are on the topic

forget Miss Lewin, as our Marbella gyms

are full of our very own strong beauties.

If you have decided you want the

curves and toned bodies that so many are

flaunting, my top tip would be “why not

employ someone you want to look like!”

And I guarantee every one of you

would love to look like these two…

Kamila Pardamcova

Personal Trainer in Marbella

kamila@marbella-personaltrainer.com

IG – fitnesskamila

Evita Breide

IfBB Pro and Personal Trainer in Marbella

evitabreide@gmail.com

IG - evitabreide

Vegans, having come into

much scrutiny lately, with fitness

experts often saying it is difficult

to get your protein as a vegan or

at least get lean protein. Whilst

this is true to an extent, the

Vegan diet can be great for the

body and reduce many risks associated with eating too much

meat and red meat. The internet and social media chefs and

food influencers have made it easier than ever to enjoy a

tasty and easy Vegan diet.

6. Mixed Format Classes

2016 was the year of new revolutionary classes never seen

before? Well, not exactly but some clever gyms and fitness

providers (along with their marketing bods) created new classes

with a synergy of

already existing

methods or classes!

Barry´s Bootcamp

has just crossed the

river from America

and touched down

in London! It´s fresh,

it´s new, it hits all

you would want for a

holistic approach to

training, and it costs

€20 a session!

Ultimately, it is an hour of cardiovascular training (running

machine) and resistance training (free weights, bands, med

balls etc) accompanied by pounding music and a crazy

shouting fitness instructor. It isn’t new or innovative but I have

to admit they have marketed well and towards the growing

trend of unity in fitness!

7. Body Transformations

Again, due to the rise of social media it has become

paramount for trainers to show their clients results. We have

all seen them and the majority are quite laughable! No faces,

different body shapes, skewed and stretched images, various

lighting and angles all to show an apparent difference in

before and after.

Whilst my business runs off women wanting to transform

their bodies I also believe strongly in leading a life of balance.

I don’t starve my ladies, I don’t get them taking every

supplement or drug under the sun and I don’t kill their bodies.

So, my warning here is, be careful with what you let yourself

in for. If you have a goal, a competition or maybe a one off

life event to get in shape for by all means push your body, but

know there are always consequences and adverse effects.

There you have it, fitness in 2017!

DAY 1 DAY 7

5. Paleo Diets and Vegan Diets

Two very different diets but both have increased in

popularity recently and this is set to continue into 2017.

The Paleo diet, otherwise known as the caveman diet, takes

us back to our ancestors and eating the way of the caveman or

woman! You can eat anything that could be hunted, lean meats,

fish, eggs and lots of vegetables. But it doesn’t allow for anything

that has been processed, so basically no wheat or dairy. A great

way of losing weight and reducing many health problems.

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RECOMMENDS

Puente Romano

✆ 952 820 900

www.puenteromano.com

The most famous 5 star resort in

Marbella. Puente Romano has a wide

range of restaurants for you to choose

from. Pan-Asian influenced Uni, the

stunning beachside restaurant Sea Grill

or the newest addition to the burgeoning

group, gluten free café Celicio.

We are indeed spoilt for choice on restaurants living on

the sunny Costa Del Sol. But with over 1,000 to choose,

where do you start! Here’s our indispensible guide to

the best restaurants on the Costa Del Sol.

La Fiorentina

✆ 952 885 765

www.restaurantelafiorentina.com.es

A great Italian restaurant located

opposite the Senator Banus Hotel

between Estepona and Marbella. La

Fiorentina hold regular shows and

events hosting top singers including Mel

Williams and Italian Opera. Celebrity fans

include Maya Schwarovski and Sir Cliff

Richard.

Cést La Vie

✆ 952 783 394

www.c-estlavie.es

The most famous 5 star resort in

Marbella. Puente Romano has a wide

range of restaurants for you to choose

from. Pan-Asian influenced Uni, the

stunning beachside restaurant Sea Grill

or the newest addition to the burgeoning

group, gluten free café Celicio.

Toro Burger Lounge

✆ 952 764 412

www.toroburger.es

Located on the Paseo Maritimo in

Marbella, Toro serves the best burgers

in town, all with fun names likes Times

Square, London Eye and Machu Pichu.

There is also a great selection of salad,

wraps and sharing platters as well as

milkshakes and cocktails. A fun dining

experience for all the family. Takeaway

and delivery service available.

MAÏ

✆ 952 817 952

www.maifusion.com

Sushi, Wok and Fusion based in

Guadalmina Alta, 5 minutes from

Puerto Banus. Voted one of the best

sushi restaurants in Marbella, Mai is

also a great choice for noodles, wok or

Asian inspired dishes. Ladies day on a

Thursday means ladies also get a free

bottle of wine and Sake (rice wine) with

their meal.

Peggotty’s

✆ 952 833 666

www.pegottysfishandchipsspain.com

Easily the best fish and chip shop on the

Costa del Sol, family run and has been

around for decades, a true testament to

its superior quality and unrivalled service.

Reasonably priced too with a starter,

main, dessert and wine for around €50 a

couple. Harry Redknapp is a big fan and

comes here everytime he’s in Marbella.

Villa Tiberio

✆ 952 939 460

www.villatiberio.com

Located on the Golden Mile just a

stones throw from Puente Romano is

Villa Tiberio, the Italian Restaurant famed

by Sandro Morelli from London’s glitterati

nightspot Barbarella with legends like

Charlton Heston and Grace Kelly visiting

his venues. The food at Villa Tiberio is

five star, ambience second to none and

the service always impeccable.

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Marbella Club – The Grill

✆ 952 822 211

www.marbellaclub.com

Winner of the Best Fine Dining category in

the 2016 Marbella Awards, The Grill serves

historical dishes, delivered with panache in a

beautifully romantic setting. Dine under the

stars surrounded by the scent of jasmine and

bougainvillea or in the dining room with its

rich interior centred by the legendary grill. The

menu features classics such as soufflés, the

best cuts of meat and seasonal ingredients.

El Banco

✆ 952 907 570

www.restauaranteelbanco.com

Situated in the picturesque village of

Aloha Pueblo, nestles El Banco the

mainstay of locals in the area serving the

best international and local inspired dishes

including Peruvian Ceviche, Argentinean

Beef, Fresh Fish and delicious Homemade

Desserts. The owners, Laura and Gustavo,

are also restauranteurs of the famous La

Red on the Paseo Maritimo.

The Boardwalk

✆ 952 864 736

www.theboardwalkmarbella.coM

Winner of the Marbella Award 2016 for Best

Restaurant. The Boardwalk serves the finest

gastro pub style food on the Costa Del Sol,

with firm favourites including Pie & Mash,

Steak and Chips, Burgers, Salads and

others classics on its bistro menu board. You

can also stop by for breakfast, afternoon tea

or if you fancy some live entertainment there

are regular singers on in the evening

Do you know a

Fantastic

Costa del Sol

Restaurant?

We’re not talking

run of the mill here!

The food, service,

setting and ambience

has to amaze...

If so PLEASE

EMAIL

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Recommend the

restaurant, the reason

why and we’ll endeavor

to visit and test to

include in our new

Gastronomy

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PHOSH FOOD

You’re probably reading this after enjoying the over excesses of Christmas – far

too much food, alcohol unit overkill and zero time spent at the gym! What better

gastronomy review to give you than one that helps balance you out after the

festive season - meal prep and health café - Phosh Food.

In case you’re a newbie to meal prep – here’s the

premise in a nutshell. Freshly prepared gourmet meals

delivered straight to your door! So using Phosh Food will

in essence be able to improve the quality of your life…

freeing up much needed time previously spent shopping

and cooking whilst becoming a healthier and fitter you at the

same time. It also takes the hassle out of dieting, which we

all know is an arduous task. Just eat what is put in front of

you and the pounds will fall off.

Plus, good news for all of you who are always sneaking to

the biscuit tin – Phosh do a range of healthy breakfasts and

snacks so every meal is covered.

The added bonus of using Phosh Food is that they

have three options to suit every customers needs and

requirements. The first option is to use their ‘Three Step

Process’ where every meal is unique and to your liking using

a drop down menu (categorised into Protein, Carbohydrates

and Greens) to order literally any combination of meal you

want. The second option is to go for their ‘Standard Set Menu’

or alternatively tell Phosh your preferences and dislikes, and

they can devise a variety of meals, preventing a boring and

monotonous diet!

TASTE TEST TIME

Marbella Rocks testers were sent a variety of meals to

taste, all 500 calories and under. They come in generous

sized plastic containers so portion control is always

guaranteed. Phosh chef Phil explains he only uses the finest

ingredients and lowest calorie sauces and dressings to

make every meal as tasty but as healthy as possible.

Breakfast meal prep is important to start the day in the

right way with lots of delicious, slow release foods like

Protein Pancakes, Frittatas and Bircher Muesli.

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The Bircher Muesli we tested

was delicious and contained raw

rolled oats and other ingredients

including grains, fruits, seeds,

nuts, and fresh fruit mixed with

natural yogurt and a scoop

of whey protein. The Protein

Pancake was equally good,

sweet but not overly sweet with

a firm texture – this could also

work as a snack or dessert for

those not on diets.

Next up we tried the mains

– the tangy Mexican Rice and

Jerk Chicken was superb. The

meat was lean and in perfect

thick slices and the Caribbean

flavours gave it an added kick.

The Smoked Salmon and

Mash was also beautiful – lean,

flavoursome and accompanied

with perfectly al dente cooked

asparagus.

The Skinny Lemon Honey

Chicken with Hassle Back Potato

had so much flavour and just

the right amount of sauce to

jazz up the meal without being

overladen and therefore calorie

heavy. The green beans, red

peppers, rice and brocolli side

accompaniments were tasty

too. One thing we did notice is

how bright and colourful all the

dishes were - a sure sign that

the food is fresh and packed with

goodness.

Without a shadow ‘the pièce

de résistance’ for our tasters

was the Oatmeal Cookies with

dried cranberries. Cooked fresh

everyday by Phosh they tasted

devine. We were even told that

Phosh Food customers call them

“crack cookies” as they get so

addicted to them!

FOODIE FOUNDERS

Phosh Food founders Josh

and Phil grew up in Marbella

and have always had a passion

for health and fitness. Phil is a

qualified personal trainer and

has a Sports and Business

Management degree. Josh has

a BSC in Biomedical Sciences.

Both have worked in all areas of

hospitality for almost a decade.

After having gone abroad to

pursue their goals they decided

to return home and start for

themselves, bringing what

Marbella was missing, a quality

meal prep company.

“Our mission is to improve

peoples lives, making it easy

to live a healthy lifestyle. To

help them achieve their goals

and create the best version of

themselves,” Josh said.

Prices start from €5 a meal

up to a maximum of €8.50.

When ordering more than 5

meals Phosh Food will give you

a discount and for those looking

to eat healthily but gain muscle

mass - you can double up on

protein for just €2.

Contact: www.phoshfood.com / Tel: 670340914 / 652286607

Phoshfood phosh_food info@phoshfood.com

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home & interiors

art for

art’s sake

ARTIST PROFILE

Charlotte Posner

Charlotte Posner is a critically acclaimed London based artist whose sought

after original artworks have featured in the Tate Modern, Christe’s and Saatchi

Gallery among many others.

Posner's highly collectable art pieces are all hand painted

and explore desire in its many forms - combining fashion,

branding, commodity, culture and art in a stylish and satisfying

way. Her most famous pieces are undoubtedly her ‘Pop

Dolls’ which she has created in thousands of forms including

depicted brands such as Coca-Cola, Walls, Kelloggs, Nails

INK and Disney. Her ‘Magnificent Girls’ were even featured as

the new faces of Magnum UK.

Posner has exhibited internationally; in Japan, Lahore, Hong

Kong, New York and Singapore. Closer to home her painting

‘The Theatre’ was accepted into the Royal Academy Summer

Exhibition 2012. She also participated in From Morning

Till Night, a special event for Katerina Šedá hosted by Tate

Modern, and has since had works shown at Christie’s. Last

year Charlotte also qualified as a Saatchi Gallery Drawing

Competition Finalist. In addition, Charlotte’s artworks were

featured on the BBC Culture Show in 2013.

More recently Charlotte reimagined 45 Little Miss hand

painted characters as part of the 45th birthday celebrations for

the cult brand Mr Men and Little Miss.

“We are really excited to be working with Charlotte and

love her fun interpretation of the Little Misses,” said licensing

manager Sabrina Segalov. “While bright and colourful, they are

in keeping with her fine art background.”

Charlotte studied at The Princes School of Traditional Arts

before embarking on a Fine Arts degree at the Chelsea College

of Art and Design, with a semester at The Emily Carr University

of Art and Design in Vancouver.

Charlotte said, “Being an artist is a way of life; we choose our

path and make own choices, life has its ways of taking you to

places you didn’t know existed. There are no limitations to our

imagination.”

CONDIMENT LADIES

To commission a piece of art or to buy

any of her existing artwork collection

displayed in this article or online visit

her website

www.posnerartist.com

or email

POSNERARTIST@gmail.com.

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OUT & ABOUT

PORSCHE &

ROTARY CAR RUN

The Porsche Owners

Club Andalucia

and Rotary Club

Marbella organised

a charity car run

and lunch to raise

money for Rotary charity

Acepsa. The event, sponsored

by HIFX, kicked off with

coffee at Small World Cafe,

followed by a 90km run around

the Andalucian countryside,

finishing with lunch, live music

and dancing at the beautiful El

Potro restaurant.

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MARBELLA NOW

TV CELEBRATES

100 th EPISODE

arbella Now on

RTV Television

celebrated their

100th episode

with a party

at Joe’s Bar.

Sponsored by Linea Direct,

media and supporters of the

show enjoyed an evening

of drinks and dancing at

the Puente Romano based

venue. The event was

organised by Marbella Now

presenter Nicole King.

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OUT & ABOUT

LA SALA

UNVEILING PARTY

Popular Banus

restaurant and

nightspot La Sala

threw a lavish unveiling

party on December 5

and 7 to show their

redesigned venue complete with

a larger ‘Live Lounge’ performing

area for music acts, selfie mirrors

and a redesigned interior and

exterior including a nature wall

and curved booths, all done by

Marbella based FOC Design.

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OUT & ABOUT

NADIA XMAS

MARKET

Nadia Beauty

Social Center

on the Golden

Mile threw

a 2-day

Christmas

Market on 9 and 10

December featuring

fashion shows by Queen

of Queens Marbella,

Christian Rex and Mini

Me, live music by Dani

Rojas and JM Postigo,

appetizers and other

surprises.

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OUT & ABOUT

FINCA BESAYA

INAUGURATION

ot Marbella

nightspot Finca

Besaya threw a

fabulous Winter

inauguration

party on Friday

December 16 to celebrate

its newly refurbished

venue. Guests enjoyed

cocktails, canapés and live

entertainment from top DJ’s,

dancers and sax players.

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How will your

insurance company

deal with your claim

after the floods?

The heavy rains in December have left many people

wondering how their Insurance policy will respond to the

damages caused.

The nature and intensity of the rainfall means that instead

of being picked up by the Insurance Companies, the

majority of the claims will be dealt with and indemnified by

the Consorcio.

So who and what is 'The Consorcio de Compensacion de

Seguros'? It is in fact a central compensation fund which is

funded by a very small percentage of the sums insured on

every Insurance policy sold in Spain and which is run by the

Government. It's been in existence since 1941, and is designed

to compensate victims with Insurance cover for losses resultant

from "extraordinary events", such as earthquake, tsunami,

terrorism & floods.

The claims coming in from the recent intense rain tend to be

either flooding into ground floors, basements, gardens and the

like from rain water penetrating from the street, as the usual

courses for water could handle no more, or damage caused by

water penetrating from walls, roofs or 1st floor and above terraces

which could not evacuate the water quickly enough and ended up

overflowing into the apartment. The former claims from flooding

will be dealt with by the Consorcio whilst the latter claims will be

dealt with by the Insurance Company themselves.

Just to be clear - the Consorcio will only intervene if the property

which suffered the damage had at the time of the loss been Insured.

If you have had the misfortune of suffering a loss during the recent

flooding, you should first contact your Insurance Broker or Agent who

should be able to advise you whether the loss falls into the Consorcio

category or the Insurance Company, or indeed a combination of both.

Your Broker / Agent should then be able to register the loss on your

behalf with the relevant entity and offer you advice and assistance

throughout the claims process.

Obviously, there will be some delays in getting around to visit victims

of the flooding, but the Consorcio have drafted in 100 loss adjusters

from other regions to complement those already on the ground in

Malaga, and in our experience, once they visit the damaged property,

they tend to be quick, efficient and fair.

Given that it may be a few days before a loss adjuster comes to

visit your home, we would suggest that you;

• Take photos of any damage to buildings and/or contents.

• Undertake any necessary cleaning, repairs etc and be sure to

conserve any invoices, etc for the loss adjuster.

• Prepare a list of damaged items.

• Prior to throwing out any damaged items, conserve them until

a loss adjuster has had a chance to inspect them.

• Take whatever reasonable steps are necessary to minimise

the impact of a claim.

It seems that many Insurance Companies, brokers or agents are

telling their clients to lodge the claim themselves with the Consorcio

- quite a daunting task in a foreign country, but if you need to do so

it can be done by phone on 902 222 665 or 952 367 042 or via web

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Op de Beeck & Worth's commitment is to handle and respond

with maximum speed to the claims our clients have suffered, and

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has not stopped since. We have opened in excess of 120 claims,

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you have the correct cover in place and that it will respond as you

would like in the event of a loss.

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RESTAURANTS

AMERICAN

Hard Rock Café

C/ Ramón Areces, esq. Marina

Banús, Puerto Banús

Tel: 952 908 024

Jack´s American Brasserie

Muelle Ribera, s/n

Puerto Banús, Marbella

Tel: 952 813 625

Route 66

Plaza Antonio Banderas 17/29,

Puerto Banús

Tel: 951 136 333

Yanx

Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 818 861

ARGENTINIAN

Gaucho’s

Centro Comercial, Laguna Village,

Estepona

Tel: 952 897 744

La Quinta

Santa María Polo Club, Calle de

Ramiro ‘El Monje’ Sotogrande

Tel: 956 616 934

La Rosa

Urbanizacion Guadalmina Alta,

C.C. Guadalmina III, Calle 19 A,

29670 San Pedro Alcántara

Tel: 952 855 769

Tango

Av. Julio Iglesias, s/n, 29660

Puerto Banús, Marbella

Tel: 951 899 557

BELGIAN

El Coto

Ctra. De Ronda (El Madronal),

San Pedro de Alcántara

Tel: 952 786 688

Mytilus

Plaza de Los Naranjos,

Puerto Sotogrande

Tel: 956 790 212

FRENCH

Le Discret

Avenida del Prado, Nueva

Andalucía, Marbella

Tel: 925 929 321

Rendez Vous

Avda.del Prado, Aloha Gardens,

Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 813 912

Zozoi‬

Plaza Altamirano, Marbella

Tel: 952 858 868

GREEK

Red Pepper

Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banús

Tel: 952 812 148

Yamas

Av. Miguel Cano, 6,

Marbella 34

Tel: 952 903 827

INDIAN

Bollywood Restaurant

Avenida Del Prado. Local 4,

Edificio Picaso, Aloha, 29660

Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 906 748

Chilli

Calle Isla Verde, 2,

Estepona

Tel: 952 882 547

Jaipur Palace

CN340, km 194,

Next to Camping Cabopino,

Marbella

Tel: 951 310 004

LISTINGS

Plaza de las Naranjas

Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande, Cadiz, 11310

Tel: +34 956 790 124

The Hairy Lemon

Kitchen open from 9am to midnight - 7 days a week

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LISTINGS

Little India

Conj. Buenavista,

L21-22 Avda. de

España, Calahonda

Tel: 952 931 829

Mumtaz

Puerto José Banús, Casa A,

Local 7, Marbella

Tel: 952 812 090

INTERNATIONAL

1870

Calle la Concha, 11,

San Pedro Alcántara

Tel: 952 78 38 36

Albert & Simon

Urb. Nueva Alcántara, Edif.

Mirador, Bloque 4-B, Mabella

Tel: 952 836 886

Black and White Marbella

Muelle Benabola,

Under the Torre

De Banús, Puerto Banús

Tel: 952 815 607

C’est La Vie

Paseo Las Palmeras, 15,

San Pedro De Alcántara

Tel: 952 783 394

Cocomo

Benamara Dos Hermanas,

KM 168, Estepona

Tel: 951 272 208

De Medici

Calle de Sabinillas,

El Pilar, Estepona

Tel: 952 884 687

Del Mar

At the Hotel Puente Romano

Bulevar Principe

Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, s/n

Marbella

Tel: 952 820 900

El Campanario

CN 340, km. 168, Estepona

Tel: 952 880 126

Limonero

Avenida Luis Braille,

Estepona

Tel: 952 806 759

Mariposa Bar & Grill

C.C. Mar Y Sol

Sotogrande

Tel: 956 795 726

Olivia´s

13 Calle Torreón,

La Cala de Mijas,

Mijas Costa

Tel: 952 494 935

Venta García

Ctra. De Casares, km. 7,

Casares

Tel: 952 894 191

ITALIAN

Carpaccio

Frontline Puerto Banús

Tel: 952 813 357

Don Giovanni

Avda. de Antonio Belón 3,

Marbella

Tel: 952 765 550

Frascati

Plaza de Los Naranjos s/n,

Sotogrande

Tel: 952 790 392

La Trattoria

Calle de las Malvas, 14

Nueva Andalucia,

Tel: 952 817 591

SUSHI WOK FUSION

ENJOY THE FRESHEST

& MOST EXQUISITE SUSHI IN MARBella

EAT IN, TAKEAWay OR HOME DELIVERY

Maï Fusion, CC Guadalmina Alta (next to Caixa Bank)

✆ 952 817 952

Maï Sushi

www.maifusion.com

For the best live

Entertainment on the C oast

We have a fantastic line-up of some

great live music for 2016, showcasing

some amazing new talent.

Live Lounge Marbella

✆ (+34) 657 636 810

Centro Commercial Benavista, Estepona

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Lombardo’s

Galerías Paniagua, Sotogrande,

Cádiz

Tel: 956 795 924

Pizzeria Picasso

Puerto Banús

Tel: 952 813 669

Ristorante Regina

Edif. La Ruleta, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 814 529

Villa Tiberio

Ctra. De Cádiz, km, 178 Marbella

Tel: 952 771 799

ORIENTAL

Asiático Zen

C/ Lirios s/n, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 817 691

Kama Kura

The San Roque Club, Ctra. De

Cádiz,

Km. 127, San Roque, Cádiz

Tel: 956 613 030

Restaurante Asiático Bangkok

P. de las Orquideas, C/ Iris, 11B,

Edif. Excelsior nº 1,

Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 813 603

Sukho Thai

Centro Comercial Marbellamar

Tel: 952 770 550

Tai Pan

H. Puente Romano, Ctra. De Cádiz,

km.177, Marbella

Tel: 952 777 893

Thai Gallery

CN-340, km. 175, Edif. Rimesa,

Bajos, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 818 392

Top Thai

Centro Plaza, 64, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 951 319 445

SEAFOOD

Sea Grill

CN340, km 187, Marbella

Tel: 952 820 900

El Barlovento

Puerto Deportivo de

Sotogrande

Tel: 619 007 101

Santiago

Paseo Marítimo, 5, Marbella

Tel: 952 770 078

SPANISH

Don Quijote‬

Urbanizacion el Rosario, 8,

Marbella‬

Tel: 952 834 748

La Red

Playa La Fontanilla, Marbella

Tel: 952 821 450

Paellas y Mas

Calle Hermanos Salom, 3,

Marbella

Tel: 952 82 25 11

BARS & CLUBS

Aqwa Mist

Beneath La Sala

Tel: 951 506 248

Mosaic Music Club

Avenida Juan Carlos I, 67

Estepona

Tel: 630 011 977

News Café

Lugar Muelle de Ribera

Tel: 952 812 131

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LISTINGS

Seven

Avenida Muelle de Ribera,

Puerto Banus,

Tel: 672 702 085

Slainte

CL Manokete CC Iberico 7,

Marbella

Tel: 951 279 314

Suite

Hotel Puente Romano

Tel: 630 962 852

The Living Room

Avda. Del Prado, Urb. Aloha

Gardens bloque 1, Marbella

Tel: 619 061 147

Tibu

Plaza Antonio Banderas,

Puerto Banus

Tel: 952 810 918

Karbon Klub

Calle Jacinto Benavente, Local 2-3,

29640, Fuengirola

Tel: 605 311 337

BEACH CLUBS

Nikki Beach

Hotel Don Carlos

Tel: 952 836 239

Plaza Beach

Puerto Banús

Tel: 677 644 737

Sala By the Sea

Urb. Villa Marina,

Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 813 882

CAFÉS

Passion Café

Calle Marqués del Duero,

68,Marbella

Tel: 952 780 344

Starz

Ava Manolete, 60-61, Nueva

Andalucía

Tel: 952 816 313

BEAUTY & HEALTH

Ocean Clinic

Av. Ramon y Cajal 7, Marbella

Tel: 951 775 518

Q Max Laser Treatments

@ The Wellness Studio

Los Naranjos Golf Club Plaza

Cibeles, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 628 936 396

Reflections Hair Nails and

Skincare

Centro Plaza

Tel: 902 325 324

Pure Skin Beauty Room

Los Naranjos Golf Club Plaza

Cibeles, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 661 279 575

C.C Laguna Village A-7 Km.

159 Estepona

Tel: 952 936 552

Sun Lounge

Avenida Molete, Edif La Rotonda

Local 1, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 951 279 214

Marbella Beauty Academy

2&3 Aloha Mira Sierra, Avenida Valle

Del Golf. Nueva Andalucia, Marbella

Tel: 952 817 632

International fusion cuisine,

prepared fresh & made with love

www.restauranteelbanco.com

El Banco Restaurant & Bar

Urb. Aloha Pueblo, Local 35, 29660, Nueva Andalucia

Open from Monday to Saturday 09:30 - Midnight

Reservations: (+34) 952 907 570 | info@restauranteelbanco.com

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INTERIORS

Ambience Home Design

Edificio 3, La Cancela de la

Quinta,San Pedro de Alcántara

Tel: 952 788 691

FOC Design

Avenida Gustavo Adolfo Bequer 16,

Locales 2/3, Nueva Andalucía

Tel: 952 817 129

Continental Design

Urb. Nueva Alcántara, bloque 6,

local 3 Bajo, San Pedro de Alcántara

Tel: 952 900 313

La Silla Colonial

Calle Luis Braille 24/26,

San Pedro de Alcántara

Tel: 951 275 077

Etno Design

Ctra. N 340 Km 133 Pueblo Nuevo,

Sotogrande

Tel: 956 796 924

FASHION

Twist Boutique

Cntro Comercial La Colonia

San Pedro de Alcántara

Tel: 951 507 019

Vive la Reine Boutique

Marbella Real 20, Avenida Principe

Alonso de

Hohenlohe, Marbella

Tel: 663 452 040

Elle Morgan

31 Laguna Village, Estepona

Tel: 647 869 831

Anthonys Diamonds

Avenida Ramon y Cajal 40

Tel: 952 588 795

Flamingo Market Place

c/ Jesus Puente, Local 15,

29660, Puerto Banus, Marbella

Tel: 951 388 262

Religion Clothing

Francisco Villalon 17-A

Puerto Banus, Marbella

Tel: 951 350 227

Fashion Villa

Paseo de Suiza, Elviria

Tel: 952 850 501

Superfly Tarifa,

Poligono la Vega,

Tarifa, Cádiz

Tel: 956 684 242

Mermaids Swimwear

daisy.mermaidsswimwear@gmail.

com

GYMS & FITNESS

Apolo Gym

C.C. La Colonia, Av. Virgen del

Rocío,

San Pedro Alcántara

Tel: 952 780 684

Glow Wellness & Fitness

Avenida Playas del Duque,

Edificio Sevilla, Marbella

Tel: 952 908 507

MGM

Avenida de Manolete 10,

CP 29660, Nueva Andalucía,

Tel: 952 817 219

QI SPORT

Urb. La Azambra

Tel: 952 929 013

Dynamic Marbella

CC Le Village, Ctra de

Istan km, 0900

Tel: 952 775 021

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY

2017ASTROLOGY

FORECAST

Aries

21 MAR – 20 APR

2017 begins with you building on

something you started in 2016. It

now gains momentum propelling you

down a road lit with green lights and

marked ‘Success ahead!’ Don’t allow

self doubt to creep in or question

whether you are doing the right thing

or not. If you meet with resistance

it’s just a sign to change your tactics

slightly. However, if you laid the

right foundations last year, this

year should see you achieve more

than you imagined possible - and

possibly even in more than one area.

Romance and partnerships provide

you with not just happiness but also

potential for success. Embrace the

idea it takes two. What’s holding you

back? Only your own thoughts so

ditch any negativity now.

Gemini

22 MAY – 21 JUNE

Romance remains a distinct

possibility for most of 2017 while

cultivating a light hearted, optimistic

and playful mindset turns you into

an attraction magnet. I could say ‘Be

careful what you wish for’ as you’re

likely to get it. Whatever you do,

don’t become jaded or cynical as

this will block the flow for you. You

could find yourself in the spotlight

in some way this year - or else be

rubbing shoulders with those who

make their living being in it. Act like

a Kardashian with a touch of old

Hollywood glamour thrown in. If you

do find yourself associating with

the ‘A’ list of the rich understand

it’s because you belong there with

them. Star quality? You’ve got it so

work it now.

Leo

24 JULY – 23 AUG

Showcasing your talents and

strutting your stuff is on the agenda

- as is the validation that follows.

Let people know what you can do

and don’t undersell yourself now.

You’re in an enviable position when

it comes to marketing yourself and

getting your ideas across. Thing

is, people are more receptive than

they have been for a very long time.

You’ll soon discover you’re getting

a ‘Yes’ answer far more often than

a ‘No’ but have the courage to put

yourself out there and discover

which one it is going to be. Any

knock-backs will be shrugged off

and successes snagged in their

wake. That ‘lucky’ break could be

the result but talent more than luck is

the determining factor.

Taurus

21 APR – 20 MAY

Thinking on your feet could have

become second nature to you lately.

By now you should have learned

not to get too attached to plans

as recently they have the habit

of changing suddenly. There is a

reason behind this if they do and

that is to break you free of any ruts

you may have fallen into. Learning

to say ‘No’ and to channel your

energy and resources into only that

which truly fires up your soul results

in a happier you. Right now the

universe has a plan for you and the

New Year could see you connect

with someone who could have a

major influence on the direction

life is taking you. Whether this is a

romantic connection or not - that’s a

possibility only you can explore.

Cancer

22 JUNE – 23 JULY

Keep your focus on a long term

goal and understand nothing

that’s really worth having yields

overnight results. Knowing you

have what it takes - including

the determination to stick it out

for the long haul, brings you an

increased sense of self-worth and

satisfaction. It’s time to discover

just what you are capable of. A

new, healthier, fitter and sexier

you may emerge from all this as

a result but that is just one of the

pay-offs. You suddenly see the

journey itself is the goal and that

money can’t buy you this kind of

experience. The rewards are there

waiting to be claimed and may

end up exceeding your wildest

expectations. Stay on your path.

Virgo

24 AUG – SEPT 3

Money continues to be in focus and

your bank account should reflect

the positive shift during 2017.

Unfortunately, your ability to spend

it as fast as it comes in may also

increase. It’s important to have

a long term financial goal in the

back of your mind and direct your

resources towards that - and not the

urge to splurge. By all means reward

yourself, but keep it within reason.

The same goes for being generous

with those you love. Remember

there are other ways to show you

care rather than going overboard

with gifts. You have the opportunity

to build a financial future that

sustains you in the long term rather

than just shopping till you drop.

Which are you going to choose?

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Libra

24 SEPT – 23 OCT

You’re in a cycle of new beginnings

where anything seems possible. In

fact, you’re in your best potential

cycle for 12 years. It’s time to

think big and launch those dreams

skyward. Provided it is something

you love and have fun doing, put

immediate financial rewards on the

backburner so long as you can get

by right now. The money will follow

but that passionate vibe you’re

projecting attracts the right people -

in business and in romance. Travel

continues to feature and don’t be

surprised if unlooked for benefits

flow from people overseas. Get set

to make an impression in 2017.

This is most definitely your year

Libra, lots of big dreams to

make a reality, money and travel

explorations. Enjoy!

Sagittarius

23 NOV – 21 DEC

Restrictions and frustrations are

followed by amazing breakthroughs

the moment you let go and stop

struggling. Something may have

come to an end in 2016 - either

through your actions or via change

being forced on you. Don’t worry

if this is the case as chances are

the situation has been lived out.

You probably already know this

deep inside. There’s a bold new

beginning to follow and if you have

the courage to take it when it is

offered, you’ll enter a new cycle of

self-empowerment and the ability to

direct your life where you want it to

go. Just remember that sometimes

opportunity arrives in disguise or

doesn’t look quite how we thought

it would. That doesn’t mean you

shouldn’t accept it however.

Aquarius

21 JAN – 19 FEB

New people may just be vying to

join Team Aquarius now. Be on the

look out for older, more experienced,

influential and successful people

who just may want to help you

in some way - with no apparent

agenda in mind. Being yourself with

no apologies is your key to getting

them on your side. You could find

yourself in a position where you are

dealing with large groups of people

or interacting with them in new ways

this year. Don’t be afraid to showcase

your ideas - no matter how radical or

different from the mainstream they

may be. Someone out there is looking

for someone just like you, whether it

is on a professional or personal level.

Your key to success is owning who

you are, and what you and you alone

have to offer.

Scorpio

24 OCT – 22 NOV

Superficial people are likely to get

short shift from you now as you’re

seeking something deeper and more

meaningful across all areas. You

want to delve below the surface and

explore the spiritual side of love. If

your present partner (if you have

one) can’t or isn’t ready to join you

on this journey, you may attract

one that is. Singles may encounter

someone they feel they have known

before and if so, consider the

fact you have. The past becomes

relevant again in some way so ask

what you have learned from it if you

don’t want to repeat it. The further

back you look the further forward

you can see - you have the power to

shape the future you want.

Capricorn

22 DEC – 20 JAN

Life’s big questions could continue

to occupy your thoughts as 2017

begins. Such as what’s your

purpose, where are you going and

who should you be going there with?

You’ll see all too clearly cause and

effect - or karma, at work in your life

and in the lives of those around you.

You’ll also be aware of how your

choices in the past have shaped

where you are in the present. It’s

time to tie up loose ends and settle

any outstanding debts - whether on a

material or a spiritual level and then

move on unencumbered. So, what’s

the purpose of all this? To make new

choices and now you see what the

right ones are to create that success

you’ve been after.

Pisces

20 FEB – 20 MAR

Big changes lie ahead in 2017. This

could see you in a position where you

have more money and/or resources

at your disposal. Or you could benefit

from another’s generosity. If you are

in a position where you have access

to someone else’s resources, ensure

you keep all dealings above board and

transparent. If you have given someone

else access to your resources, please

ensure they are trustworthy. This year

is all about personal power for you.

Other Pisceans could be looking at

moving in with a lover as a relationship

gets more serious or even moving

countries if that has been your ambition

for a while. Get ready for a powerful

shift that reflects the changes that are

already occurring within.

‘We’re all stars on Earth. My job is to enable you to shine’ Delphi Haines is a professional astrologer, psychic and life-coach with over 20 years

experience and a celebrity client list spanning four continents. The astrologer who put the ‘chic’ into psychic, you can read about her life as ‘psychic

to the stars’ in her blog ‘The Psy-kick’ or contact her at www.delphinhaines.com. Follow her on Twitter @delphicowgirl or find her on Facebook.

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NICOLE KING

Each month Marbella

Rocks will be quick

firing questions

at unsuspecting

famous faces on the

Costa del Sol. This

month, we’ve sprung

it on Nicole King,

presenter of Marbella

Now TV on RTV.

You’ve just celebrated your 100 th

episode of Marbella Now, how did

it feel to reach this milestone?

It took me a bit by surprise, suddenly

we were planning our 100th show; 2

years of meeting the most incredibly

diverse people; it’s been an experience, a

learning curve and a lot of fun!

How did you celebrate?

Thanks to Linea Directa who sponsored the

event we were able to thank all the people

who have supported this initiative with a

cocktail party at Joe’s Bar in Puente Romano;

an informal gathering to try and show my

appreciation for all their help; I couldn’t have

lasted this long without their support.

What sets Marbella Now apart

from other online TV shows?

Marbella is very much about glitz and

glamour but our passion is exploring behind

the scenes and understanding the mix that

makes so many people, regardless of their

financial position, race or religion, regard

Marbella as home and try to harness that

to create a consolidated and empathetic

international community.

Any exciting plans for shows in

2017 you can reveal at this stage?

We’ve just launched a new sign language

section with a young student Rowan

Litchfield of Laude School to help us learn

to be more communicative and we will

be holding our 2 nd United Nationalities

summit on 25 th April 2017 at the Laude

School. The aim is to put our international

brains together and find solutions to

community issues, whether regarding

sustainability, more artisan and farmers

markets, or alternative transport around

our city, helping the elderly, being

neighbourly, helping promote tourism on

an all year round basis, activities for teens

etc. Together we can work wonders.

Is it true the saying in TV… never

work with children or animals?

It may be, but not for us; our show is

natural, fun and about life, plus we always

have a Triple A dog for adoption who

comes to the recordings and we love kids

– the more the merrier!!

What is the most embarrassing

thing that’s ever happened to

you while presenting a show?

The love of my life answering the phone

and talking, loudly…and seeing people

see me give him “the look”!

Now a bit about you Nicole,

what's your nickname?

I don’t have one; well, not that I know of.

What couldn't you live without?

My family and a nice cup of tea.

What´s your greatest

achievement?

My kids are all grown up and they still talk

to us and think we’re great!

BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN?

Three things by my dad:

• Always write things in your diary, you

never know when you’ll need to go back

and check something up

• It’s not what you know that matters, or

who you know, it’s who knows you

• Never fool yourself.

Favourite film of all time?

Love Actually.

What are you listening to?

Terry Shaughnessy & The Universal.

Funniest pick up line used on you?

“If I said you had a beautiful body would

you hold it against me,” sung like the

song, which wasn’t funny, but I promptly

slapped him and everyone thought that

was funny.

Best pick up line you’ve used?

I don’t like you very much.

What did you want to be

growing up?

A barrister or an actress.

Best character trait?

Honest.

Worst habit?

Being Honest!

What do you do to relax?

Paint, play the piano, hang out with family

& friends.

Friday night out or Sunday day in?

Sunday in! Unless there’s a charity event.

Best thing about living in Spain?

We all say the sun, but it’s true; the light

here is special, it makes getting up and

being happy easier; I just feel like I’m

“home.”

Worst thing?

I’ll tell you that’s easy - “mañana”!!

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