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With World leaders playing a dangerous game of brinksmanship, this month we focus on health – both our own and that of the planet we depend on for our survival.

Be prepared to be impressed by PROTEUSTM, the underwater equivalent of the space station, presented recently by Fabien Cousteau at Sutus by Les Roches. Find out about the programme of carbon-free dining and tree planting being pursued by sustainable local restaurant Breathe, and consider reviving body and mind at sublime Urban Wellness Resorts.

It’s 100 years since Howard Carter discovered the entrance to the Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb, read about this landmark discovery and its ramifications.

Flair also dominates these pages, with features on The Art – Interior Design, fashion trends, and a preview of the Deus Vayanne EV Sports Supercar. We present American stars, Alex Kinsey, former US X Factor winner, and Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, iLana Armida, who gave us an exclusive interview during their recent visit to Marbella.

Finally, revel in our Gastronomic Tour of Anantara Villa Padierna, where we relive a perfect evening sampling food from five distinct gourmet venues located within this luxurious Tuscan Palace.





Bijan Laufer and The Art of Epic Marbella

Iconic interior designer, Bijan Laufer, describes some of the processes involved in creating evocative interiors for a penthouse at Epic Marbella. The finished project is sublime, projecting sense-seducing stylish sophistication.


Music is a Healer, iLana Armida & Alex Kinsey

Grammy-award nominated, iLana Armida and U.S. X factor winner, Alex Kinsey, took time out of a busy schedule when in Marbella recently to give essential an exclusive interview in which they talk about their lives, loves, music and aspirations.


Miguel Navarro of Es Fum

Having trained with some of the best chefs in Spain from a young age, Miguel Navarro is a talent making a name for himself. He is currently in charge of the kitchen at Es Fum, part of the prestigious St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort, which boasts a Repsol Sun and a Michelin Star.


Grand Egyptian Museum, Egypt’s Dazzling Gem

The entrance to Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered 100 years ago this month, setting the world alight with Tutmania. Now, Egypt is preparing to open the Grand Egyptian Museum to display thousands of wondrous treasures, only 2km from the Great Pyramids of Giza.


Urban Wellness Retreats Boom in the Post-Pandemic World

The events of the past two years have led many tourists to seek rest and respite in traditional nature-based retreats but travellers are also making a ‘great return’ to cities. According to the 2022 Global Wellness Summit, this means one thing: renewed momentum for the urban wellness concept.

Villa Padierna

Anantara Villa Padierna, A Culinary Paradise

Hotel Anantara Villa Padierna is renowned as a palatial resort exemplifying Tuscan architecture. How many of us know, however, that it is also home to a range of enticing restaurants offering a panoply of world cuisine that are open to the general public?


PROTEUS (TM), Space Exploration on Earth

Did you know that the oceans of planet Earth are less explored by mankind than space? In the footsteps of his grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau is launching a state-of-the-art underwater laboratory to further explore the hidden depths of the liquid world that lies below.


2025 Deus Vayanne EV Sports Supercar

Austrian company Deus, a newcomer to supercars (or any cars for that matter) is bringing us its intriguing new Vayanne for 2025 and has been showing examples of the concept worldwide. The car that will be built in Italy is set to show stunning performance by any standard.