Feel The Love!

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Put some romance back in your life with this month’s essential. Feel the passion in these pages with specials on Engagement Rings, Casanova, and sharing love with your pet. The revival of Marbella’s landmark La Fonda Hotel and the architectural acumen and sumptuous styling of Villa Lúa and La Concha Villas are also projects emanating from the heart.

Marvel at the retro lines of the Hispano Suiza Carmen, a motor car with real pedigree, and find out why the Sha Wellness Clinic was recently awarded Best in the World.

Sustainability is such a buzz word nowadays – see how it is being attained on an impressive scale by the Iberostar Group, and has even become a central tenet for renowned winemaker, Peter Sisseck of Pingus fame.

Elsewhere, join us on a flying visit to Davos, follow our feature on those visionaries who were renowned for predicting the future, and don’t miss our one-on-one with Christian Bale, who has been popping up a lot in a variety of versatile roles of late.

Finally, if you have a penchant for Japanese food with a difference, make a point of visiting new tavern Izakaya+81 soon for a rewarding experience.




Villa Lua

Villa Lúa, A New Way To Experience Sierra Blanca

One of the few newly built villas to be offered in the much-esteemed location of Marbella Sierra Blanca, Villa Lúa is a fine example of contemporary architectural styling combining all the classical attributes of a luxurious Marbella property, with magnificent views over the coast to the sea.


Futurology: Has The World Turned Out As Predicted?

Let’s take a foray into the world of futurologists, those famous visionaries who predicted what the future would hold. Along the way, we will have to focus on Leonardo da Vinci, Nostradamus, Jules Verne, HG Wells, George Orwell, and the likes. How many of them were on the mark?


Iberostar Leads The Way In Responsible Tourism

The well known Iberostar Group, which oversees a consortium of hotels and resorts, is gaining major kudos following its announcement that it has set its sights on becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Utilising the latest AI tools, the group aims to achieve this goal in record time.

La Concha Villas

La Concha Villas, Inspired Design On The Golden Mile

Occupying a prime plot in Nagüeles on Marbella’s Golden Mile, the two unique luxury villas being developed by Eric and Paula Muller represent the pinnacle of this dynamic duo’s considerable expertise with all their acumen being brought to bear in this prestigious project.


Davos: The Genuine Swiss Alpine Palette

Long favoured as a health resort benefitting from a high altitude climate during the 19th century, Davos has come of age as a luxury Swiss mountain retreat, famed for the multitude of winter sports it offers and for its renown as a congress venue for international conferences.

La Fonda Heritage Hotel

The Iconic La Fonda Heritage Hotel Reopens its Doors

It’s here at last! The renaissance of an iconic Marbella landmark has been much anticipated following a €7.5M restoration. Ensconced in the classic Plaza de Santo Cristo in the Old Town, the new La Fonda Heritage Hotel thrills as the very first Relais & Châteaux Hotel in Andalucía.


Japanese Tavern, Izakaya+81

Dining on smaller portions affording more variety has always been in vogue in Spain. Izakaya+81, in Estepona at Km 163, brings us a new concept for the Coast: a Japanese tavern offering an enticing array of dishes that are so tasty you will very quickly become addicted.

Hispano Suiza Carmen

Hispano Suiza Carmen Hypercar

Now, here is a motoring tour de force with a difference! The new Hispano Suiza Carmen Hypercar is the stunning renaissance of the famous nameplate which was all the rage back in the 1920s and 30s. Its fully electric power train is capable of pushing it to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds.