Let It Be!

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Take a step back from the frenetic activity on the Coast, slow down, and savour life in one of the nicest spots on the planet. To help achieve this state of mind, find somewhere cool and comfortable to enjoy your copy of Essential.

This edition has a distinctly Italian theme, as you will see from reading on. We embark on a tour of Tuscany, surely a favourite destination for many of us, and we become acquainted with the new Vincci Larios Diez, close to Málaga’s cathedral, occupying a tastefully restored period building.

We preview the highly anticipated Marilyn Monroe biopic, Blonde, finally being released later this month, and delve into NASA’s DART mission which is due to impact with Dimorphos at the end of September.

If supercars excite you, don’t miss our presentation of the stunning new Lamborghini Countach. Find out also about the world’s most expensive car – a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé, which has nearly tripled the previous record at auction.

For sparkling diamonds with profound romantic symbolism, look no further than Recarlo Jewellery, founded in Piemonte, Italy, 55 years ago, and available at Ideal Joyeros in Puerto Banús.

Locally, be prepared to be bowled over by Lavele’s remarkable El Unico at La Zagaleta, toast Ambience Home Design on their 20th Anniversary, and get ready for the 2nd edition of Marbella Design Week, hitting town on the 22nd.





20 Years Of Ambience Home Design

Top Marbella interiors company, Ambience Home Design, headed up by Andrea Böck, is celebrating 20 years of operations. Over this trajectory, Andrea and her team have given life to a myriad of dynamic projects, both in Marbella and internationally located.


Recarlo, Deep Romantic Symbolism

Revere fine jewellery from Italian brand Recarlo. A family-founded business pioneered in Piemonte, Recarlo has long been associated with designs that inspire imagination and touch the heart and soul, such as their Anniversary Love Collection. Available in Marbella at Ideal Joyeros in Puerto Banús.

Vincci Larios Malaga

Vincci Larios Diez 4* Opens in Málaga

Long-awaited in its execution, LARIOS DIEZ is the latest offering from Vincci Hotels which has a portfolio of 41 establishments in Spain. Ideally located on the famed Calle Larios in the heart of Málaga, the hotel has been lovingly restored from a period building that dates back to 1821.


The World’s Most Expensive Car: The Uhlenhaut Coupé

Shattering the previous record at auction, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO which went under the hammer at €46.9M, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé, one of only two in the world, was recently sold for €135M, making it officially the world’s most expensive car.


Tantalising Tuscany

Slender poplars frame rolling landscapes in scenes that embody serenity. Tuscany is one of many people’s favourite places on the planet – if you haven’t visited, find out why. Travel guru, Adam Jacot, takes us on an extended tour highlighting the best the region has to offer.


HI-SO In Sotogrande: The Pinnacle Of Enjoyment

Located within the highly regarded Hotel SO/ Sotogrande, HI-SO restaurant offers the pinnacle of enjoyment in Alto Sotogrande. Dine alfresco in style in a superlative setting that makes the most of the magnificent views across the rolling cork oak hills to the Mediterranean Sea.


Lamborghini Countach

With only 112 on the drawing board and costing a cool €2.6M each, the Lamborghini Countach is a revival of the original model which was launched in 1974. Purists will rejoice in the styling being very close to the original, meanwhile the new version has been brought into the electrified age.


El UNICO Marbella: A New Generation of Luxury

Occupying a privileged position in La Zagaleta, El Unico lives up to its name with a new style of property in the area. Featuring a revolutionary curved design, the villa is impressive in its scale and amenities. The concept is breathtaking with every conceivable facility having been incorporated.