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EXCLUSIVE: How a British designer, 39, is turning olive oil waste from southern Spain into luxury clothing

A BRITISH designer hopes to revolutionise the fashion industry by using Andalucia’s olive oil waste to create luxury clothing.  Hanna Whiteman, 39, uses discarded pits...

LORCA’S LEGACY: On the trail of the famous poet in Spain’s Granada

JUNE 2023 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Frederico García Lorca. One of Spain’s most celebrated literary figures, the influential poet and...

SNAP HAPPY: Why the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra region of Granada are a visual feast for your camera

THE Sierra Nevada area of Granada is a dream for photographers, who will encounter some of the best scenery and atmosphere of Andalucia. This...

Say ‘hello’ to Hola Properties in its new head office in the spa town of Lanjarón, in Spain’s Granada

HOLA Properties, a thriving real estate agency based in La Alpujarra, has moved its head office after its recent expansion. The larger premises, in...

Olive Press style guru, Freya, opens new shop in the spa town of Lanjarón in Spain’s Granada

FREYA Rogers, who runs the successful Armario de Freya women’s clothes and accessories store in the multicultural market town of Órgiva, has opened a...

Órgiva in Spain’s Granada celebrates Viernes Santo and launches ‘Made in the Alpujarra’ Fair

LAST night, April 7, the thriving market town of Órgiva celebrated its annual Viernes Santo event. In a traditional and well-attended procession, Santo Sepulcro...

A banging event: Cristo in Órgiva in Spain’s Granada is known for its explosive fireworks

‘CRISTO’, or the feria of the Christ of the Expiration of Órgiva, is literally the most banging event on the Alpujarra’s cultural calendar. Taking place...

ARTISAN ALPUJARRA – the tradition of crafting, recycling, and upcycling in Spain’s Granada

IN this era of moving towards sustainability, “slow fashion” and handcrafted goods are increasingly popular. The rural Alpujarra of Granada has a tradition of...

Freya’s Style Tips: how women’s fashion has progressed, along with our rights

FASHION is much more than a “cute outfit”—it’s a major reflection of our times, political movements, and history. Since the birth of the fashion industry,...

Raul Orellana, mayor of Órgiva in Spain’s Granada, on exercising your vote in the municipal elections on May 28

KNOWN as the capital of the Alpujarra, Órgiva is a cultural melting pot with residents of 65 different nationalities living and working together. Raul...

The abundant Alpujarra of Spain’s Granada – an oasis of fruit and flowers all year round

ON the verdant slopes of the Alpujarra, the snow melt water from the high Sierra Nevada supports an oasis of blossom and flowers –...

Protect yourself against the rising wave of petty theft in rural Spain

SPANISH law-making is currently under the spotlight. The controversial ‘Solo Si es Si’ legislation, designed to improve the sentencing of sex offenders, based on...

Freya’s Fashion Advice: Fresh looks for springtime in Spain

The changing of the seasons from winter to spring is a most exciting time of the year. In come lighter layers, dresses, and colour....

Embracing the Sacred Darkness at the House of Light: Death Doula retreat takes place in Órgiva, in Spain’s Granada

THE importance of time, care, and community when people die, or are bereaved, can’t be overstated. And, yet, for many people, these are times...

The unspoilt little sister to the Sierra Nevada – the Sierra de Contraviesa in Spain’s Granada

FAMED for its panoramic views, vineyards producing local ‘vino’, and pink almond blossoms in early spring, the Sierra de la Contraviesa is an unspoilt...

NEW AGE FITNESS: the market town of Órgiva in Spain’s Granada offers various workout options for your mind, body,...

AFTER the indulgences of the festive season, you might be seeking healthy discipline to become fitter and happier in your daily life. If you’re...

Freya’s fashion advice: bag a bargain in the January sales in Spain

SOMETHING to keep up your spirits during the disappointing post-Christmas calendar are the January sales! A chance to get your mitts on as many...

Freya’s fashion advice: make the most of Christmas dressing in Spain

IF you find yourself asking “what’s the right thing to wear on Christmas Day”, I can break it to you… there's no correct answer. With...

A Christmas tale of La Alpujarra in Spain’s Andalucia

IF you fantasise about picture-perfect Christmas card scenes, with snow-laded pine trees, mountain vistas, and real wood-burning chimneys, the Alpujarra fits the bill. With...

Freya’s Fashion Advice: Foxy faux fur is a huge hit in Spain this winter

Nothing says winter glam like fur (keep it faux… we’re animal lovers)! Sadly, many women hesitate to buy fur, as they’re unsure how to...

Time of Chestnuts: the ‘Castañada’ fiesta celebrates the dead in La Alpujarra region of Spain’s Granada

WITH the clocks turned back and the nights drawing in, La Alpujarra has its own autumn traditions. From roasting chestnuts to picking fennel and...

Freya’s Fashion Tips: The Big Print

WITH so many exciting trends emerging this season, from grunge to glam, I’m particularly excited about the return of one of my personal faves...

EXCLUSIVE: Rape victim and locals clamour for new look at any crimes that may have involved German Maddie suspect...

POLICE in Spain are being urged to re-open any unsolved rape or child abuse cases that could involve a foreigner over the past two...

Travel Spain: These are the villages you should visit in the Alpujarra south of Granada

LYING on the south face of the Sierra Nevada, and spanning the provinces of Granada and Almeria, Las Alpujarras or La Alpujarra, is a...

From Migas to Michaelmas – Orgiva’s annual feria in the heart of La Alpujarra

ONE of the biggest autumn celebrations in La Alpujarra region of Granada, the Orgiva feria takes place annually around the day of Saint Michael...

Camping Órgiva is the perfect base for your visit to La Alpujarra in Spain’s Granada

NESTLED in the heart of La Alpujarra, with easy access to amenities and beautiful scenery, Camping Órgiva is the ideal destination for those wanting to...

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