Upcoming events in Marbella
Marbella Luxury Weekend 2017
The Marbella Luxury Weekend is an unprecedented event in Spain, a natural luxury showcase where most accessories, jewelry, watch, boats, cars, luxury and fashion brands are concentrated. In Puerto Banus, but also extends to other places in Marbella, thanks to Michelin star restaurants in our city that will prepare a special limited edition menu during the days of celebration of the MLW, ephemeral luxury menus to which they add also other prestigious establishments. The seventh edition of the Marbella Luxury Weekend confirms that the major brands are still betting on the city of Marbella as one of the best places in the world to present their products, Marbella holds a luxury sales quota of 26%, Top selling city of Spain, behind Barcelona and above Madrid. FRIDAY 02/JUNE MLW02 15:30 -20:30PUERTO BANÚS AREA – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 15:30-16:00MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: BRASS BAND 17:00-17:30MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: BRASS BAND 18:30-19:00MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: BRASS BAND 19:30-20:30MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: HULA HULA 19:30 -23:45CHILL OUT AREA (MARINA MARBELLA) (VIP) 19:30-20:00INAUGURATION – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY (MAYOR) 20:00-20:30OFFICIAL INAUGURATION MLW 2017 SPEECHES 20:30-21:00COCKTAIL 21:30-21:45MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: PIANO, MICHEL FADEL – ALVARO MUR 21:45-22:00MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: MAHAN MOIN “THE WORLD IS MINE” 22:00-22:30MODEL PASS: ECAILLE (PRET A PORTER) 22:30-22:45MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: MANDANA AND MAHAN MOIN […]
The San Bernabé Fair 2017 Marbella
Every year at the beginning of June, Marbella pays homage to its patron saint San Bernabe (Saint Bernard) with a weeklong fair. The Marbella féria includes all the traditional elements of an Andalusian fair: food, drink, dancing, entertainment and of course, the trademark “casetas” that are set up just for the fair. The actual date of the Marbella fair is determined by San Bernabé Day, which is June 11th. This is always a local holiday and the fair takes place during the first or second week of June depending on where the 11th falls and how the Town Hall thinks it best fits with all the festivities.
Marbella Cup Soccer
Marbella Cup Soccer is an international youth football tournament that aims to give boys and girls the opportunity to combine football with tourism and fun. El torneo está abierto a todos los equipos federados del ámbito FIFA, escuelas deportivas, academias y colegios. Summer, tourism, vacations, family, beaches, coexistence and above all … FOOTBALL . A perfect combination that makes both tournaments a unique opportunity to participate in one of the best international youth football tournaments held in Spain
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Opening a Franchise in 2016?
This year, the Spanish Association of Franchisers (AEF in Spanish) published their “Report on Franchising in Spain”, having the end goal of ascertaining the situation and state of this business model in Spain. It confirmed great momentum in franchising: In 2014, it reached a total sales volume of 25,879.5 million euros, a 0.5% increase from the previous year, thanks to both the retail and food and services sectors, which have driven this positive result. As President of the AEF, Xavier Vallhonrat, explains, “the number of networks that make up the franchising system have continued to grow since 2005, even in times of economic stress. What this means is there exists a certain commercial confidence in this business model and all the advantages and merit it brings with it, including quicker expansion – which is fundamental for creating business in today’s world.” The sector is made up of 1,199 networks which currently utilize the franchising system for their expansion processes, leading to an increase of 112 new incorporated businesses, which equate to 63,869 establishments and 248,914 jobs in whole – numbers which go to show the importance of franchising in the Spanish economy. With 4,738 new openings and a growth of […]
Drones – Should They Be Legal?
The concept of drones has been a big thing for everyone around Spain to see. The drone is an interesting type of tech-based material – it’s a small plane-like material that can be flown over any area. This is an interesting product that has become a hit among many people all around the country. However, it is a material that is banned from use around Spain. The usage of drones was banned through Spain in April 2014. This has made it harder for many people to use them as desired. Much of this comes from the fact that drones do not comply with the 1960 Air Navigation Act. This act states that aircraft are to be “suited for the transportation of people or objects.” The act suggests that drones that do not carry people or other objects may not be interpreted as actual planes. This has led to these drones being outlawed from use throughout the country of Spain. Concerns in the Film Industry One of the biggest industries that wants to get drones to become legal in Spain again is the movie industry. “Film producers use drones a lot,” Andalusia Film Commission director Piluca Querol said in a recent […]
The Most Expensive Wines in the World
As the rich get richer, they have more money to spend. From mega yachts, planes, art to super cars and wine, expensive purchases are de rigueur today, if you have the money. Those who want quality and have the disposable funds to finance their taste in wine are willing to pay the offering price; although the more extreme the price, the more limited is the number of willing buyers. This indicates that even when people are exceedingly wealthy, they cap what they are willing to spend on certain items. Astronomical Price is a Measure of the scarcity Value of the wine In 2009, a single bottle of one of the finest vintages of Chateau Margaux bottled in a rare Balthazar bottle size for the first time sold for $195,000 at a sale in Dubai. The phenomenal price of the wine was a reflection of a rare bottling of a great wine by a top producer. Only six 12-litre Balthazar bottles of this vintage were produced; and three of these went on sale in Dubai. The value of the wine and its scarcity value were the reason anyone was willing to pay this amount. It is not surprising that expensive Chateau […]
Marbella City Council campaigns for the legal cab
As usual every summer, the presence of tourists increases the presence of illegal taxis in the city. To combat the intrusion in the sector, the Council has presented this Wednesday an information campaign, both through the media and informational brochures to educate the public, while control measures are ENHANCES. Councilman Mobility, Miguel Diaz, explained that “from both municipal offices, in collaboration with the group of taxi drivers, we amplify the spread of a clear favor of using legal Taxi message, one that has a municipal license and meets a public service to citizens of undoubted quality standards “. Thus, the mayor has detailed that “it is taxis with professional drivers, travel insurance and affordable prices, they have all the guarantees, compared to other vehicles that do not offer them, have an illegal activity and also make them a competition disloyal to the above and are more expensive. ” Diaz has detailed starts from the Department of Transportation, in coordination with taxi drivers, starting today and throughout the summer season the indicated information campaign through the media and the distribution of information leaflets in major tourist spots and hotels. “The goal is to try to tackle the intrusiveness in the sector,” […]
Málaga, the city of museums
Málaga in recent years has been involved in an ambitious project to increase tourism, become a city of presenting large firms as the Pompidou, St. Petersburg and Thyssen museums and 36 total reaching most of which are the old town museums. Below is a list of the most important museums in Malaga Tourism. Picasso Museum Malaga Buenavista Palace houses a permanent collection that shows eight decades of work by Pablo Picasso, born in Malaga in 1881. The collection conveys the rigor and creative ability of an imperative to understand the history of Western art artist. In addition, temporary exhibitions deepen the knowledge of the artistic context, while the program of activities proposed multiple ways to enjoy the arts. Centre Pompidou Málaga The Centre Pompidou Málaga is the first Parisian art center located outside France. Located in the bucket, erected in 2013 in the singular space port a short distance from the many cultural and tourist attractions of the city. The center offers to all audiences, experience the Centre Pompidou through the richness of its collection, the excellence of its programming, the crossing of artistic disciplines and innovative mediation programs. Malaga, birthplace of Picasso and international tourist reference, culture places and museums […]
Catellar Zoo. A rescue center in the heart of los alcornocales
More and more people are starting to hear about the Zoo de Castellar. This private center, the brainchild of Ricardo Gistas, modestly opened its doors over 15 year ago in Castellar de la Frontera in Cadiz province. But in fact, his dream truly came to life a little over a year ago, when the zoo began to gain real recognition. The Zoo de Castellar is much more special than it appears at first. Not only is it a recuperation center for animals taken off the black market or out of the hands of illegal owners, it’s also houses animals that were given up due to deformities or old age, and it’s a pet shelter for domestic animals who were faced with the ultimate end of being dumped off in the wilderness by their owner, and in all likelihood, who never would have survived. This private operation has gone through many hardships throughout the years and has also been criticized for a lack thereof – notwithstanding the practically non-existent state aid. Built on land given to them by the municipality of Castellar, the rescue center has been growing and improving little by little within their means and the limited space they […]
SLOW FOOD: Yes…change is possible!
Slow Food: an international movement with local and national branches Slow Food is an association type of movement from Italy that promotes a “new gastronomy”, to be viewed as an expression of local culture and identity. To defend the pleasure associated with food, reflecting on flavor and the right to enjoy oneself with a new sense of responsibility, to take into account a balanced ecosystem, defending biodiversity and ethical commitments with producers – these are some of the missions taken on by the Slow Food movement. Founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986 in Bra, Italy, the Slow Food association took root in Spain in 1989. Since then, the “conviviums” (regional or local envoys as they call themselves) have focused on the dissemination of local products, the philosophy of reasonable and seasonal consumption and the support of local producers who respect the environment and their local biodiversity. COSTA DEL SOL established a convivium in 2012, headquartered in Marbella. http://marbella.slowfood.es Slow Food and the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition In all, Slow Food is a philosophy of life. With a motto of “eat well, clean and righteous”, their philosophy realizes itself and is followed in 160 countries by more than 150,000 active members […]
Flying Men in Wingsuits – They’re Real and They’re All Around Spain
Wingsuits have proven themselves to be very popular in recent time. The wingsuit has a simple concept in its own right as it is allows a person to feel like one is flying. It has especially become big in Spain in recent time. The Main Concept The wingsuit is a special type of suit that the user wears around one’s entire body. It adds a substantial amount of surface area to the body. This in turn allows it to experience a greater amount of lift while in the air. The wingsuit was first introduced in the early twentieth century but it was not until the mid-1990s when French developer Patrick de Gayardon developed a new prototype that was designed to make the user look more like a flying squirrel while in the air. The specifics of the wingsuit are as follows: A large webbing is located in between the legs. This webbing will stretch out as the legs are open. Long wings are also located under the arms. These will also move out while the arms are away from the rest of the body. The body can move at a speed of 30 km/h while horizontal or 300 km/h while […]
20 million pound Faberge Egg found in a bric a brac market
ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MANS TREASURE Well, actually, it wasn’t trash to begin with. We’re talking about the 20 million pound Faberge egg that was thought to be merely a piece of trash found in a bric-a-brac market barely good enough to be melted down as scrap metal. It’s safe to say the man who considered this as a piece of trash knows little about the beauty and supreme craftsmanship of Faberge eggs throughout history. If he did, he would have known how extraordinarily important this egg is and we’re guessing he would have never put it on the shelves of that bric-a-brac market to begin with. HISTORY OF FABERGE EGGS Faberge eggs, also known as jeweled hen eggs or imperial Faberge eggs, were created by Peter Carl Faberge and his assistants at the House of Faberge as Easter gifts for the wives and mothers of very powerful Russian men in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The most famous were made for Alexander III and Nicholas II. Out of the 50 imperial eggs the House of Faberge created, only 43 of them survived. The rest were lost during the Russian revolution in the early 1900s. It is truly […]