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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

What persuades you to pick up a book? Is it a recommendation from a friend? Someone else’s choice at your book club? Maybe it’s the latest work from a favourite author? If you own a Kindle, possibly cost has a lot to do with it; it’s not easy to turn down the chance of owning a 500-page biography of a major historical figure for less than... [More...]

Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes S-Class

Mid-life facelift for the Mercedes S-Class S63 AMG In philosophical terms, the outgoing S63 AMG was a car I was at odds with from day one. While I totally got the popularity of the C63 AMG as a pocket rocket, and the E63 AMG as a more grown up version of the same, the S63 AMG always struck me as the schizophrenic one of the three, the... [More...]

Cougars We Like

Cougars We Like

Well, good for Halle Berry! After enduring several years of a love life that has been troubled to say the least (Olivier Martinez, anyone?) 51-year-old Halle decided to break the news of her relationship with British music producer, Alex da Kid who, at the age of 35, is 16 years younger. Despite having two children (a daughter from her... [More...]

Diana de Souza Leão Jensen

Diana de Souza Leão Jensen

Diana de Souza Leão Jensen is a Danish/Brazilian globetrotter who travels all around the world following her passion for polo. She watches and learns about polo in all corners of the world and then shares her experiences on her blog PoloPeoplePlaces.com With a Master’s degree in marketing and international communication, Diana is multilingual... [More...]

Pack Instinct with George Gough

Pack Instinct with George Gough

George Gough has been training dogs on the Costa del Sol since 2013. He has completed the Training Cesar’s Way course and was personally taught by Cesar Millan, one of the most famous names in canine behaviour training. George provides assistance to dog owners whose pets need help, from severe behavioural challenges to more modest everyday... [More...]

Rihanna: Making Up is Hard to Do?

Rihanna: Making Up is Hard to Do?

If there is one female singer who can rival Beyonce’s reputation as the Diva of Divas then it is surely Rihanna. The Barbadian singer/songwriter is not yet 30 years old but has already released eight studio albums, two compilation albums, two remix albums and a staggering 68 singles. As if this wasn’t enough she has also branched out into... [More...]

The Taxi Rankings

The Taxi Rankings

A tale of cab drivers in London, New York, LA, Pescara and Marbella Eleanor McKenzie A taxi or cab driver, what ever you prefer to call them, is very often your introduction to a new place. It is their character and attitude that can colour your perceptions for good or bad. Of course, your views may depend on what you expect from them and one... [More...]

The Men Who Would Be Bond

The Men Who Would Be Bond

Despite famously saying that he would “rather slash my wrists” than sign up for another outing as Bond, rumours abound that a mind-boggling $150 million two-movie deal has changed Daniel Craig's mind. However, despite how effective and popular he has been as 007, we are more than a little miffed because we have some excellent replacements... [More...]

Latest Blogs

A Right Royal Residence

A Right Royal Residence

Situated in the mountains above Marbella on the Ronda road lies El Madroñal Residence, a bespoke, gated micro-community of three villas opposite the south entrance of the prestigious La Zagaleta urbanisation. Built on the former site of the El Madroñal tennis club by local award-winning developers Propana Group, the houses boast views down the mountain all the way to Puerto Banús and the... [More...]

Lash Crowd

Lash Crowd

Marbellís take great pride in their appearance and when a new beauty salon opens, it is always arouses considerable interest. Society was fortunate enough to visit Lash Crowd, which opened during summer 2017, and talk to its owner Michelle Trezise and salon director Kirsty Penrose about the business and its fabulous lashes. What sets you apart from other salons? Our journey began in 2016... [More...]

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

As the summer comes to an end, many changes are taking place in Reflections which Jonathan has decided to address in this month’s column. It is time to say goodbye to some of the salon’s superstars and open the doors to welcome new, fresh, talented members to the team. Much ado... I am going to start the column off on a happy note and share with you one of my favourite events of the... [More...]

Luxury living by the sea

Luxury living by the sea

Estepona is fast becoming one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular residential areas thanks to its charming town and its array of amenities for every age group, but residents and tourists alike are also drawn to Estepona because of its fantastic, family-friendly beaches, several of which have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for cleanliness and environment. With 20km of golden, fine-grained... [More...]

Saint and Superhero

Saint and Superhero

“Every time anyone rescues or adopts an animal there is a little more light in the world.”  - Prof. Noel Fitzpatrick This Irishman not only has Supervet superpowers, he also has the famous gift of the gab, which in this day and age translates into what the media calls soundbites, and Prof. Noel Fitzpatrick is a master of them. Watching him on the five-day Animal Rescue Live show on the... [More...]

Pack Instinct

Pack Instinct

George Gough has been training dogs on the Costa del Sol since 2013. He has completed the Training Cesar’s Way course and was personally taught by Cesar Millan, one of the most famous names in canine behaviour training. George provides assistance to dog owners whose pets need help, from severe behavioural challenges to more modest everyday struggles. He’s here to share his knowledge with... [More...]

Dogged Devotion

Dogged Devotion

It is often said that dogs are man’s best friend. They are loyal, protective and at times hilarious (we’ve all put in the hours watching video compilations online, haven't we?) so it makes sense that we would want them around us. If you're a dog lover or even if you just know one, the idea of having a dog-related sculpture or dog-patterned fabric for cushions and/or curtains isn't outrageous.... [More...]

Andalucia Revisited

Andalucia Revisited

Sean Hepburn Ferrer, son of actress Audrey Hepburn and actor/film director Mel Ferrer, is returning to Marbella, a place his parents loved and lived in, and he’s mounting four exhibitions of work by Italian artist Eugenio Pardini, who spent some time in Andalucia during the 60s. Society met up with Sean to talk about these exhibitions and why he has chosen Marbella. Why have you chosen... [More...]

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