25th Anniversary Edition!

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Throughout these long years, it has been our pleasure to present all that’s good about Marbella and essential global lifestyle. The regular praise and positive feedback we receive from our loyal readers and, more latterly, viewers of our digital editions, are all the incentive we need for us to continue the good work that we are fully committed to. A huge thanks to all of them and to everyone who has ever had any connection with the magazine!

In this issue, you can cosset yourself in the Caribbean, splash into our focus on water, relive Marbella in 1999, and remember cool cars from that year. Enjoy our exclusive with Anya Taylor-Joy, and become acquainted with Diva Fever’s Toni & Melissa, as well as Frank Knipschild of Quanvision. Divine décor abounds in these pages – we present the new Marbella showrooms of Paolo Castelli by Blackshaw and Ambience Home Design. Be inspired by London’s National Gallery which first opened 200 years ago this month, and marvel at Vera Wang’s SS25 Bridal creations. Join us on a sumptuous visit to Tikitano, meet top national chef, Elena Arzak, and learn more about Spain’s legendary wine, Vega Sicilia. All this, and much more…

Where were you in May 1999?

We were at Bora Bora Beach Club celebrating the launch of this title with more than 600 others!




Marbella Best European Destination 2024

Those of us living here have long know about it but, now, the word is out! Marbella is officially the Best Destination European Destination in 2024 according to a survey by Forbes, the venerated business magazine, which analysed votes from over a million travellers from 172 countries.


The Sofitel Barcelona Skipper

The Sofitel Barcelona Skipper Hotel has received the Green Globe Certificate, a coveted recognition of its eco-friendly philosophy and impressive commitment to sustainability. Read about the many measures management have employed to achieve this prestigious acknowledgement.

Marcio Kogan

MK27 Designed Villa In Marbella

Marcio Kogan is a world-renowned force in architecture with a unique interpretation of villa design. This Brazilian heavyweight has been making waves with an approach to property design that is focused on natural tones, textures, and materials, and has now turned his attention to Marbella.


Aalto Exclusive Design

AALTO Exclusive Design is renowned in southern Spain for its elegant interior custom-designed concepts coupled with its capacity to provide made-to-measure fittings and components. View examples of some of their recent luxury projects at prestigious locations in Marbella.


GAIA Comes To Marbella

Emblematic International restaurant chain GAIA, with venues in London, Monte-Carlo, Doha, and Dubai, has just launched in Marbella at the Puente Romano Beach Resort. Savour fine Greek-Mediterranean cuisine in a superlative setting and handcrafted cocktails in NYX.


Dubai, The Evolution Of A Desert Marvel

Dubai is renowned for its architectural marvels, luxury tourism, and as a hub for international commerce. Combining its cultural heritage with visionary expansion, the city is a veritable phenomenon, ascending to a global metropolis where once there was only desert sand.

Golden Mile Center

The New Golden Mile Center

Recently opened on Marbella’s principal thoroughfare, step into the relaxing Golden Mile centre to browse luxury brands in fashion, interiors, gifts, beauty and gourmet delicacies. While there, enjoy healthy options and top-end catering at The Art Bistro.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin DBX 707, Brutish British Supercar

Following in the footsteps of Bentley, Porsche, and most recently Ferrari, Aston Martin have applied their considerable expertise in developing the new DBX 707, a luxurious SUV that combines performance with elegance, which is equally at home on or off road.