Creating Stunning Outdoor Spaces
Building on nearly five years of continued success, the team at Tela Bella ( fabric and curtain specialists) launched Terraza Bella earlier this year. In their new Estepona showroom, Terraza Bella do not just sell terrace furniture: they also help clients cre-ate stunning outdoor spaces, with large collections of specialist fabrics to personal-ise exterior cushions, outdoor carpets, wallpapers and accessories.
Working with several suppliers, Terraza Bella ensure they can cater to any style or budget, and the team are always on-hand for some friendly advice if needed.
Avda. Jose Martín Mendez 37, Estepona (near the polígono)
Tel. (+34) 952 794 883
Finca Cortesín Presentation of Exclusive New Development
Finca Cortesin hosted a special lunch in June to pre-sent the new Las Albercas development and explain how it fits into the context of the award-winning re-sort in Casares municipality. Members of the press were given a tour of the luxurious hotel and visited the elevated site where Las Albercas is being built. Las Albercas is one of several prestigious residential developments within the Finca Cortesin portfolio, highlighted by a contemporary design in mag-nificent surroundings. Properties at Las Albercas include penthouses, ground-floor residences with private gardens, and first-floor homes with enor-mous terraces. There are two, three and four-bed-room homes available. Internal sizes range from 200 square metre pied-à-terres to 385 square metre lateral residences, with additional space for private pools and large terraces. Prices start from €1 mil-lion for a two-bedroom residence. The project will commence construction in autumn 2019 and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2021.
Tel. (+34) 952 937 777
Exhibition at Magna Café
Maiju Tirri is an internationally known Finnish artist. Northern roots combined with strong emotions are the essence of her rough but sensual art. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in 1993, and has had various solo and group exhibitions in London, Gibraltar, Spain, Italy, France, Monaco and Finland. Her art is held in private collections in Europe, the Middle East and the US.
Apart from painting, Maiju does graphic art, Giclee reproduc-tions, pop art, portraits and glass art. She spends her winters in Marbella, where she is inspired by the Mediterranean sea and fas-cinating Spanish atmosphere, although Finland still has a special place in her heart.
“As an artist, my philosophy is to search and convey the harmony and goodness in my work. My essential mission is to give powerful posi-tive experience through my art.” She describes her abstract paintings as portraying “the continuous movement and change of the world and life in general, coming together as the present and eternity”. Maiju Tirri’s work will remain on show at Magna Café until 24 September. All the Giclee reproductions are numbered and hand-signed, so a this is a good opportunity to buy one as an investment as they are likely to increase in value.
Exhibition opening hours 11am-12pm / www.maijutirri.com
An exciting new restaurant is opening its doors this month. Charlie’s Corner is a Mediterranean/kosher restaurant, with a comprehensive lunch and dinner menu. It is the first kosher restaurant to open in Nueva Andalucía (Marbella).
The chef uses freshly sourced, local ingredients to create a mouth-wa-tering array of options. Diners can expect anything from a refreshing Arabic salad to a delicate grouper cooked with red peppers and olives.
Calle los Jazmines 409, Marbella
Opening hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11am-11pm; Thursday 11am-11pm; Friday 11am-4pm; Saturday closed
New and Unique Furniture
Showroom in Sotogrande
Cinamun House opened its doors this summer, offering one-off and rare furniture items for the home. According to owner Rosemarie Curlewis, “Our product range is for everyone looking for something different and unusual for their homes or as gifts.”
Situated in Centro Comercial Sotomarket, the showroom offers accent chairs, ottomans, zebra floor rugs, African wall baskets, ostrich feathers and leather products, as well as art and much more. Adds Rosemarie, “All our products are from sustainable and managed sources, where high standards of care are observed, and in keeping with international stand-ards. Our products support local communities and offer employment and opportunity to the local people, where there was previously none.”
Tel. (+34) 678 207 847
email@example.com / www.cinamunhouse.com
Original Florida Pool Enclosures
Green Star offers a totally new concept on the Costa del Sol, installing bespoke Florida pool enclosures to protect your swimming pool. The construction is minimalistic in its frame, with a fine net that covers your pool and protects it from insects – allowing you to enjoy your outdoor area without having to spray poison and leave your terrace doors open. The enclosure keeps your pool clean, offering easier maintenance and protecting it from falling leaves and debris. The net also protects your pool from the harsh sun, reducing water evaporation and saving you money. It is effectively an extension to your home, with the extra living space meaning you can enjoy the outside while being protected from the elements, as well as providing your home with extra security. At night, the enclosure can be illuminated, so you can enjoy your pool area at any time of the day and night.
Tel. (+34) 602 291 111 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.green-star.org
Fernando Pozuelo Landscaping Collection
Stunning Balconies from eBay
eBay is collaborating with landscape expert Fernando Pozuelo this summer to create stunning balconies. Furniture, decoration, plants, textiles… Enjoy-ing a picture-postcard balcony without breaking the bank is possible (and very easy), notes eBay. How? “You only need the home and garden section of eBay, €150 euros and some tips from Fernando Pozuelo.” Fernando states, “We love creating creative terraces adapted to suit the client’s taste.“ Monica Perez, director of communications at eBay remarks, “At eBay we are very aware that not everyone has a large budget, so we wanted to provide the professional ad-vice of an expert and the wide variety of products that can be found on our platform to help as many people as possible get the most out of their balcony.” www.ebayinc.com / Instagram: @ebayspain /Twitter: @ebayspain Facebook: eBay España @eBayespana
Architecture Developed for People
ARK is currently completing El Mirador de la Reserva Club de So-togrande as an exquisite independent gated community of six contem-porary villas in a magnificent elevated position.
With spectacular views across the landscape to the Mediterranean, the residential complex offers absolute privacy and the opportunity to explore and enjoy the club’s amenities and surrounding Sotogrande area. All designed and built by ARK Architects, the villas range from four to nine bedrooms, and are priced from €5.8 million. Sotomarket Shopping Centre, Oficina 3, Mediterranean High-way, Exit 130, Sotogrande
Tel. (+34) 956 793 166 / 629 965 014
email@example.com / www.ark-arquitectos.com
New Owners for Royal Tennis Club Bar
The bar at Royal Tennis Club in El Rosario has re-opened after a com-plete makeover. Before Wim de Weerdt and his family took over Royal Rabibo, it was simply a cafetería at the tennis courts, albeit with a great amount of potential. From a place to just have a drink, you can now spend the whole day there with plenty of activities for young and old. Apart from the well-maintained clay, hard and pádel courts, there is also a stunning swimming pool, a playground with ping-pong table, and dance and karate lessons for kids. You can relax on luxury sun-beds overlooking the terrace and pool, and the café has been trans-formed into a stylish restaurant. Dishes include lobster, goat’s cheese salad, grilled tuna and meat from the barbecue. Royal Rabibo can also be rented for parties – birthdays, weddings, etc..
There is a special opening offer, where you can relax all day on a luxury bed including towels, with a bottle of wine and water, for only €50. A DJ will be playing on a daily basis during the summer months.
Urb. El Rosario, Ctra. N340, Km. 188, Marbella
Tel. (+34) 625 133 526
Facebook: Royal Rabibo Restaurant, Sports Bar and Pool Club
Jan Atack Appeal Fund
Generous Support for Popular Lauro Golfer
When Jan Atack went into hospital in October 2018 for a relatively routine operation to free a nerve in her neck, she never expected to wake up on a ventilator paralysed from the chest down. After weeks of intensive care she was transferred to the specialist spinal injuries unit in Toledo where she has been undergoing therapy. She is now off the ventilator but still quadriplegic and was due to be discharged in June but her condition remains largely un-changed and she is not expected to regain much physical mobility.
As Jan is a popular member of Lauro golf club and 2018 captain of Los Can-tarranas (The Singing Frogs), friends and fellow golfers rallied around to support a special charity day organised by Janet Cox at the Alhaurín golf course to raise funds for the Jan Atack Appeal Fund. “This year,” says Janet, “I felt compelled to help Jan and Keith in the only way I knew how. I can-not imagine what it must be like for them at the moment. Their story has touched people’s hearts.”
The appeal fund is designed to purchase specialised equipment and care services to help Jan rebuild her life when she comes home from hospital. It is being organised by a committee made up of Lauro members. .
Facebook page: Jan Atack Appeal
Donations can also be made directly by visiting www.gofundme. com/jan-atack-appeal-fund
BUYING A New Home in Spain
Article supplied by Welex Lawyers & Accountants
Spanish legislation protects consumers who purchase real estate in Spain by requiring the developer to provide certain information. This matter is regulated by Royal Decree 515/1989 of April 21, which includes information and documentation that must be provided to the user during the process of acquiring a home. In any event, the characteristics provided to the buyer, such as information about its construc-tion, location, services and purchase payment method, are mandatory.
The seller must provide the following informa-tion to the buyer:
• Full name of the seller, their registered address and, if applicable, registration data from the Mercantile Registry.
• Location plan and plan of the dwelling’s facili-ties (including electricity, water, heating).
• Concretion of useful surface, general descrip-tion of building where apartment is located and its common areas.
• Detail of the materials used for construction.
• Instructions on the use and conservation of facilities and evacuation of the property in case of emergency.
• Registration details if the house in Spain is reg-istered at the Land Registry.
• Specification of the total price and payment method.
• Details of all taxes relating to the purchase.
• Information regarding the date of delivery and, in the event of the property in Spain being un-der construction, indicating the phase or stage of the building.
The seller must provide the following docu-mentation to the buyer:
1 Building licence or first-occupancy licence, depending on the circumstances of the con-struction.
2 Statutes or by-laws of the community of own-ers in Spain, and the extract of accounts and obligations of the dwelling for sale.
3 Draft purchase-sale contract, including the conditions of the transaction.