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Madrid Cibeles fashion Week

A tantalising preview of what well-heeled fashionistas will be wearing come Spring, the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week featured 56 of Spain’s pre-eminent designers, plus 30 of the hottest newcomers. Andalucía’s own big guns – Málaga’s David Delfín, Sevilla-based Victorio & Lucchino and Córdoba’s Elio Berhanyer – all earned rapturous rounds of applause.

Fashion  Thursday, 26 November 2009 15:48 Read more


For decades the words ‘topless’ and ‘Southern Spain’ have run synonymous. Together they hold firm the alluring image of freedom and fun on the sand-kissed Costas. What’s that got to do with motoring in Andalucía, you ask yourself? Well, plenty actually…

Motoring  Thursday, 03 December 2009 14:59 Read more


Let’s put our cards on the table. When you go out for supper, especially if you have friends and family with you, you certainly don’t want to take pot luck. Fortunately, however, at Casino Marbella – even if the chips should be stacked against you – with the freshest of ingredients, the most delectable of mouth-watering cuisine and truly impeccable service… you’re definitely onto a winner.

HOT Dinners  Thursday, 03 December 2009 16:46 Read more

One of Spain’s most complex of artists Chema Cobo’s thought-provoking paintings have graced the walls of some of the world’s most hallowed of museums and galleries. Living and working in Alhaurín el Grande, the Costa del Sol-based painter describes his current exhibition – showcasing at the CACMálaga Centre of Contemporary Art until 24 January 2010 – as “unclassifiable”.

Art  Thursday, 03 December 2009 18:43 Read more

La Concepción’s historic Mirador with its panoramic views over the city to the rugged Montes de Málaga.


What began life in the 19th century as a private garden in Málaga – thanks to the Costa del Sol’s enviable climate, plenty of TLC and the skills of a gardener clearly inspired by the impressionist paintings of Monet – has grown into one of Europe’s most exquisite of Botanical Gardens.

Hot Living  Friday, 04 December 2009 14:00 Read more



Possessing just about every luxury imaginable – not to mention a fabulous line-up of charismatic and highly original special features – this elegant detached residence on the eastern outskirts of Marbella truly has it all… and then some.



More personal than a sculpture and infinitely more tactile than a painting, drawing or photograph, lifecasting captures and immortalises an intimate moment or special celebration just as if it were frozen in time.
Art  Thursday, 03 December 2009 12:58 Read more

Alma: A futuristic fireplace perfect for a romantic bedroom setting. Palazzetti.


With the Costa del Sol still basking in a glorious Indian summer in late October, it’s hard to believe that winter – or what passes for it in our coveted neck of the woods – is just around the corner. So to get body clocks into autumnal mode, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite all-time grates…

Hot Living  Thursday, 03 December 2009 15:29 Read more


Every inch the perfect family home, this enticing property is not only within walking distance of one of Marbella’s leading international colleges – so school runs will happily become no more than a distant memory – but there’s also a kindergarten virtually on the doorstep, and when you fancy a day on the beach… you won’t even need to take the car!

Property  Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:52 Read more


One of only a handful of physiotherapists in Spain whose patients are four-legged rather than two, Maaike Vanhouette has just set up home in Pizarra, the perfect base for her expanding Costa del Sol canine and equine practice.

Hot Living  Thursday, 03 December 2009 14:08 Read more


Larger than many a substantial detached villa, this huge penthouse occupies the entire top floor of a landmark 11-storey building. Just a few steps from the beach, it’s one seriously imposing piece of prime real estate.

Property  Friday, 04 December 2009 12:13 Read more



When the HOT Properties editorial team set off to explore Marqués de Atalaya, we guessed we’d be in for a treat. We’d already heard through the office grapevine that it was an exceptional development, and we also knew that the developers were held in the highest of esteem. We couldn’t wait to get started…


Property  Thursday, 03 December 2009 18:12


Telling it like it is
It is because of its dedicated client care and highly proactive position in the marketplace that VIVA has survived and is now working its way beyond the current credit crisis – and why, for everyone in the know, VIVA is the pre-eminent name to trust whether you’re selling or buying property.

Property  Thursday, 03 December 2009 13:46