Party On!

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As this month sees festive frolics reaching a crescendo, embrace and savour it, enjoying time together with family and friends.

We bring you lots of holiday cheer to help mellow you into the mood, including some suggested seasonal traditions to indulge in, tips on how to have greener decorations, some of the latest perfumes for presents, a guide to giving wine as a gift, and even some stocking fillers for pets.

Christmas is synonymous with snow, to be found aplenty in Norway at this time of year and also nearer to home in Sierra Nevada, where Puente Romano has just launched the Hotel Maribel.

Check out the stylish refurbishment of Villa Valeria by Antima, some golden bathroom designs, and a stunning occasion wear feature shot in a luxury Marbella property.

Elsewhere, we marvel at the svelte lines of the new Pagani Utopia and preview the much-awaited Avatar 2: The Way of Water, in combination with an exclusive interview with the female lead, Zoe Saldana.

Finally, indulge your tastebuds to the max, taking your cue from revered establishments like Boho Club, Martín Berasategui, and El Xato.
Happy Holidays!




Martín Berasategui and El Xato: A Pair of Gourmet Heavens

TripAdvisor recently published the results of its Traveller’s Choice of the Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the World and two renowned Spanish eateries are in the top five. Find out why Martín Berasategui and El Xato, at four and five respectively, have received this prestigious recognition.


Merry December in 6 Spanish Ways

If you want to instantly instil some Christmas spirit, take a trip to Málaga to see the stunning illuminations. Or how about visiting a belén, taking in a zambomba, delighting in a dulce de navidad, or having a flutter on El Gordo, which features the world’s biggest prize pool?


Ayana Estepona: Modern Luxury Made For Living

Set in a prime location fronting the Kempinski Hotel Bahía and the soon-to-open Pacha Club, Ayana Estepona is a prestigious new development consisting of 14 low-rise blocks each with ten properties, comprising apartments with from 2 – 4 bedrooms, specifically designed for year-round living.


Maribel Hotel: The New Alpine Chalet in Sierra Nevada

Marbella may be basking in sun, but snow is on our doorstep just two hours away in Sierra Nevada. If you would like a white Christmas, then arrange your visit now and where better to stay than at the new Maribel Hotel, an alpine chalet fabulously reformed by Hotel Puente Romano?


The Majestic Fjords of Norway

With nine out of 10 of the world’s highest waterfalls, Norway is a land of extremes. Its fjords are spectacular, teaming with life, and as deep as the surrounding mountain peaks are high. Come with us on a wondrous journey, experiencing its stunning topography and warm hospitality.


Pagani Utopia Sports Hypercar

Marvel at the svelte lines of the new Pagani Utopia, from the pen of Horatio Pagani, which may well be the best example of automobile art we’ve ever seen. A potent 6.0 litre twin-turbo V-12 engine provides a top speed of 354 km/h, proving that it’s not just a very pretty package.


Boho Club: A Resort For All Seasons

Boho Club, in the heart of Marbella’s Golden Mile, is a boutique resort par excellence. Its centrepiece, the Boho Club Restaurant, under the very capable hands of Executive Chef, Diego del Río, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has launched a range of enticing new dishes for the winter…


Villa Valeria: An Ode To Style And Enjoyment

Antima has forged an outstanding reputation for transforming older villas in prime Marbella locations into stunning state-of-the-art contemporary homes. Villa Valeria, set in an enviable location with sweeping views over Marbella and across the Mediterranean Sea, is no exception.