The Costa del Sol is a hive of festive activity at this time of the year, with business inaugurations, special anniversaries, and a wide and varied array of general celebrations…


Sumptuous Celebrations with Ocean Clinic and Dental Care Marbella at Güey Restaurant & Sky Bar

This year we celebrated our Home & Lifestyle Magazine summer party with Ocean Clinic and Dental Care Marbella following a dramatic makeover competition run last year in conjunction with the two health and beauty establishments. Miguela Díaz won extensive facial and dental surgery courtesy of Ocean Clinic and Dental Care Marbella totally free of charge.

Guests of all three companies gathered at the newly refurbished Güey Restaurant and Sky Bar for a lavish evening of drinks, canapés and music from Spectrum FM DJ Alex George and Motown singer Dru Chapman.

Before the event, Miguela Díaz was also treated to a completely new and chic image thanks to expert hair stylist Amanda Marshall, while professional make-up artist and skin therapist Rachel Brewer put the final glamorous touches to Miguela’s face. Finally, international fashion designer Yamaia Fashiongyyrl Faye put together a beautiful purple outfit to top-off Miguela’s amazing new look. Miguela’s unveiling was presented by Güey’s general manager, Johnnie Gomez.

Read more about the stunning makeover process on pages 104 and 105 in this issue of Home & Lifestyle Magazine.






Lavish Showcase of Exclusivity in Puerto Banús

Photos: Johnny Gates

Shining a dazzling spotlight on fashion, jewellery, sports cars and haute cuisine, the fourth edition of Marbella Luxury Weekend comprised nearly 100 events by participating companies over four days of exclusive partying and presentations. The festivities began with a grand opening party in the VIP Torre and VIP Levante areas, where Marbella mayoress Ángeles Muñoz and town hall tourism councillor José Luis Hernández expressed their appreciation to the companies and brands involved in MLW’14. Stressing the importance of this “essential event for the Costa del Sol”, Muñoz said the main objective was “to make the world see the quality and brand strength of Marbella… the quality of the events is increasing year after year, remaining unique and innovative”.



Champagne Presentation of Lichtbeton

Photos: Roman Iacaruso


Sabine and Uli from Lucem invited clients, collaborators and friends to an exclusive cocktail party to present their innovative new light-transmitting concrete. This cutting-edge material, which embeds thousands of optical fibres into a concrete matrix, was displayed in many different ways around an elegant villa in El Rosario to demonstrate its versatility to captivated guests – who enjoyed champagne and signature cuisine tapas by Ewald Fichthaler from Nueva Kaskada.




Vibrant Exhibition by Muhadin Kishev


An exhibition of works by Russian artist Muhadin Kishev will remain on show at El Corte Inglés Costa Marbella in Puerto Banús until 31 July. Considered one of Russia’s leading contemporary artists, Kishev’s career has spanned more than 50 years and several countries. He currently lives and works at a studio in Los Caños de Meca in Cádiz province. (Examples of Kishev’s colourful pieces are featured in this issue’s Art & Culture section.)



Sumptuous Launch in Marbella


More than 300 guests attended the official opening lunch of the Tahini Sushi Bar & Restaurant, part of the Cappuccino Group. Located in the Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel, the Tahini showcases Japanese cuisine – such as chicken yakitori, gyosas, veal teppan, teriyaki tuna, salmon tartar and sushi – in a stylish setting overlooking the Mediterranean. Its sophisticated ambience is complemented by artistic collections including a unique collection of Spanish jars dating back more than 100 years.



Special Wine Presentation in Málaga


Thirty-eight bodegas from the Rías Baixas wine-growing region of Galicia presented their latest products during a special tasting and presentation – “Tunnel of Wine” – at the NH Málaga Hotel. Professionals, sommeliers, chefs and other industry representatives from the Costa del Sol were able to taste 80 different brands from the Rías Baixas “Denominación de Origen” area, famous internationally for its Albariño variety.



Marbella Prepares for Grand Prix


A car show and demonstration day was held in Marbella in June following the postponement of the Classic Grand Prix. Officially launched by José Luis Hernández, Marbella’s councillor for tourism, the event brought together more than 50 cars and introduced the concept of a regularity rally in preparation for the rescheduled event, to be held in November.



Anniversary Celebrations for Gaucín Hotelnews_events_hotel_web


Guests enjoyed a garden party, barbecue, award-winning local organic wines, live music from traditional Spanish musicians, sherry servers and ham cutters when the family-run Hacienda La Herriza country house hotel celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Pictured (main photo, from left) are La Herriza director David Rodriguez de la Huerga, Gaucín mayor Pedro Godino Martín, La Herriza general manager and owner Antonio Rodriguez Alvarez, and Estepona mayor José María García Urbano.