Monday, June 25, 2018

Paying homage to Spain’s ultimate Mo Bro

Dali styled it on the moustache of Velazquez, one of the artists he most admired ... and went on growing it. At its max it measured 25 centimetres and reached up to his eyebrows.

Tips on how to embrace your mid-life crisis in Spain

Perhaps it is the fact that, when I’m running down the Spanish Top Ten on my breakfast show, I can recognize only about three of the artists – and wonder where the vowels went with the rest of them (The Weeknd, SZA etc.).

BEWARE: What expats need to know about investment funds in Spain

THE collapse of Continental Wealth Management, an Alicante-based advisory firm, has left tens - possibly hundreds - of investors worried sick.   CWM was not...

Estepona is beginning to rival Marbella in the property stakes

A RECENT article on the Costa del Sol's property market, on Mark Stücklin's Spanish Property Insight website, caught my attention because it stated that...

ME TOO: We must speak out on sexual assault

I HAD decided not to write about the #MeToo movement that spread virally this October, as it seemed that every female columnist around the...

If you think Spain’s timekeeping is weird, blame it on ze Germans

WHEN it comes to getting to bed at a decent hour and waking up in the morning, Spain is still the wild child of...

The Finance Bureau answers the frequently most asked questions about getting a mortgage in Spain

THE Finance Bureau in Marbella has helped thousands of prospective expats and locals find the mortgage that’s right for them. In his decades of experience,...

EXCUSE ME?: Spanish radio hasn’t quite mastered the bleeping technique

IT was a usual autumn afternoon and I was casually cruising through the San Pedro tunnel. OK so I was not actually cruising but...

Artà is largely unaffected by mass tourism and could be perfect for tranquil home, writes Amanda Butler

Town set against backdrop of Serres de Llevant mountains and beautiful countryside

Addams family spring to mind in Halloween themed meals at award-winning restaurant

As Halloween approaches, a particular family comes to Steven Saunders’ mind as they dig into a hearty meal at The Little Geranium, Marbella.

Leading lawyer breaks down the impact Catalunya will have on private business contracts

After two banks have moved their HQ's out of Barcelona leading Spanish lawyer Antonio Flores examines the knock-on effects of the political unrest occurring in Catalunya.

MC Hammered – trying something new every day

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

Celebrity chef Steven Saunders on opening his cooking masterclass on the Costa del Sol

In a timely return to his food column, chef Steven Saunders - who's cooked for the Beckhams, Naomi Campbell and the Queen - recalls...

Ode to autumn: 10 reasons to love the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and effortless parking

With the summer season over, some may be upset others may rejoice. Here are the reasons why Spain is the gift that keeps on giving.

Pottery, vineyards and cotton weaving – Santa Maria is steeped in Mallorca tradition

Quaint town located close to Roman-era vineyard Maciá Batle

The ‘prettiest village in Spain’ is a perfect spot for a Mallorca home 

OFTEN referred to as the 'Prettiest village in Spain',  Fornalutx is located on the northwest of Mallorca, nestled high up the Tramuntana mountain range overlooking the picturesque Sóller valley.    The pretty cobbled...

Summer’s over? Mine’s just getting started

AS September arrives in Marbella you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief, as a beautiful tranquillity descends upon the coast, and we...

September, the most wonderful time of the year

SEPTEMBER has finally arrived and brings with it the more than welcome cooler weather, less traffic and, generally, less hassle - although trying to...

‘Tourists go home’? Maybe they have a point…

I don’t blame Palma de Mallorca residents for scrawling ‘Tourists go home, refugees welcome’ on the walls of their citadel, writes Belinda Beckett

Shedding some light on Spanish secret societies

Secret societies work covertly to achieve a hidden agenda where secrecy is a sanctuary and a source of power, writes Jack Gaioni

Must-dos before signing on your new property in Spain

AS Brits return home after a summer break on the Costa del Sol, the grey skies and memories of G&Ts on the beach make...

All your questions about contact lenses answered

LAST month there was a story in the press about a lady who had 27 contact lenses removed from her eye by surgeons. This...

The costs of selling on the Costa, part 2

IN my previous column, we covered the two taxes vendors have to pay upon the sale of property. While the first of these, municipal...

OP property expert Amanda Butler casts her eye on Mallorca market town Felanitx

Small market town with Sanctuary Sant Salvador and Castle Santueri looking down

Why is there so much hate for vegans?

The movement away from meat products is surging – veganism alone has increased by 500% since 2014
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