Experience Life!

Essential Magazine April 2023

Easter is a time of rebirth, when you can emerge from your cocoon and feel the sun on your skin. Find out about the many things to do and see in Málaga, or immerse yourself in nature in one of Andalucía’s National Parks. Consider going somewhere unique, such as Cuba, and making memories that will be with you always.

We feature Pablo Picasso, who is is in the spotlight, with 50 exhibitions across two continents marking the 50th anniversary of the year of his death.

Discover sustainable fashion brand, Adarche, check out the svelte lines of the Valentino Garavani Spring/Summer Collection, and check into the new El Fuerte Marbella, now a Five Star hotel after a complete refurb.

We bring you an exclusive one-on-one with prolific Margot Robbie and we talk with Francisco Gómez Palma, who is standing for Mayor of Marbella in next month’s elections.

Envisage getting behind the wheel of the new Lotus EV SUV and see why Loriini Garden Furniture is likely to be all the rage.

Finally, make a point of visiting Nomad in Nueva Andalucía, the much-hyped new venue from the Metro Group, and reserve your place for The Boho Project in Marbella on 29th April.




National Parks

Explore Nature, Andalucía’s National Parks

There is much more to southern Spain than Mediterranean beaches, lush golf courses, quaint pueblos and vibrant urban centres. Immerse yourself in the midst of enchanting nature, in Andalucia’s National Parks of Sierra de Las Nieves, Sierra Nevada, and Doñana.

El Fuerte Marbella

El Fuerte Marbella Shines Beneath the Light of Five Stars

The Hotel El Fuerte in Marbella has been meticulously transformed into a five-star establishment. Always a popular choice, with its beachfront location yet only minutes walking distance from Marbella’s enchanting Old Town, the family-owned hotel has finally come-of-age.

Real De La Quinta

Real de La Quinta, A Unique Landmark In Marbella

Find out why Real de La Quinta is such a successful phenomenon. More than just a property development, its creators have conjectured an exclusive resort that combines superb homes, a luxury hotel, inviting golf links, dreamy lakeside living, all with full amenities and unrivalled quality.


Loriini, Outdoor Furniture The Natural Way

The impressive new Loriini Furniture store opened recently in Marbella. With 22 different collections to select from, comprising quality craftsmanship, modern design, natural fibres, and wood from renewable resources, the company is justifiably proud of its sustainable credentials.


Magnificent Málaga: Things to Do and See

Consider a day trip to Málaga this Spring to immerse yourself in cultural, culinary and leisurely pursuits. At less than an hour’s drive from Marbella, and with a myriad of things to do and see, the region’s capital has acquired an enviable status and is highly recommended for a visit.


2024 Lotus All-Electric SUV

Lotus has finally joined the ranks of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche with its new SUV, the all-electric Eletre. With a rapid charging time to 80% in just 20 minutes and a range of up to 600kms, impressive horsepower and every comfort, it's a must for all Lotus enthusiasts.


Nueva Andalucía Restaurant: Nomad Has Arrived

Few openings in Marbella were as eagerly anticipated as that of Nomad. Located in a prime position in Nueva Andalucía, with delectable food, superlative cocktails and first-rate entertainment, the new restaurant, bar and nightspot is already shining as the place to be this Spring.


Time To Visit Cuba: Hurry To Havana!

Cuba is the trendiest destination for visiting this year, according to TripAdvisor. With travel restrictions now eased, Havana is beckoning with its heady mix of colonial mansions, vintage Cadillacs, salsa and exotic cuisine. Anyone for a hand-rolled cigar or a sugar cane rum mojito?