HEALING WORKSHOP ON THE COSTA DEL SOL (THE ENERGY WITHIN) Two women from the U.K. are joining forces to bring a special one-day retreat workshop to Spain as part of their 2018 European and U.S. tour. Psychologist and energy healer Dr. Susan Phoenix and Barbara Whiteside, a fellow energy healer and Tarot reader, will be running a one-day workshop on 2 June at local marketing agency Redline Company, “for anyone feeling drained, lacking in energy or simply unable to cope with the challenges of their lives”. The two professional healers have united under the name “The Energy Within” and are “dedicated to teaching that accessing your soul’s own healing powers brings greater health and happiness”. To reserve a place: www.thenergywithin.com
UNIQUE HANDMADE DECORATIVE CREATIONS BY SIMONA PRASACU (CRYOMOSS)
Simona Prasacu creates natural and innovative decorations using lichens, preserved flowers and moss. These unique creations look beautiful in the home, either as a table piece or a vertical garden, and are also ideal for commercial areas such as restaurants and reception areas – bringing colour and joy with no maintenance.
Interior designers and architects can let their imaginations run free with these arrangements, which are 100 per cent natural and can be tailor-made for any kind of colour scheme or style of room. As Simona notes, “Nature always creates the most inspiring and amazing ambience. That’s why we try to bring a little of its magic into your personal space through our CryoMoss touch of harmony.”
Tel. (+34) 642 129 535 / 679 752 102 email@example.com / Facebook: Cryomoss Marbella and Handmade by
Simona Prasacu / Instagram: simonaprasacu
NEW INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOM SPECIALISING IN GERMAN BRANDS (VIP ENVIRONMENT)Two top German brands are now available on the Costa del Sol. Hülsta and Rolf Benz, along with other exclusive brands, are on show in VIP Environment’s new showroom situated at Centro Comercial Atenea next to Centro Diana in Estepona. Owners Ginny and Phil have over 30 years of experience in the U.K. retailing top designer furniture brands, both Italian and German, and they have chosen to include these two top German brands for the opening of their first showroom in Spain. Phil comments, “German design, quality and service are unrivalled, offering discerning customers exactly what they expect.”
Local 5 & 6, Centro Comercial Atenea (Diana), Estepona Tel. (+34) 951 569 202 firstname.lastname@example.org / www.vip-environment.com
EXCITING ART ON SHOW IN MARBELLA (COLLECTION RIMON)Established art and framing specialists Collection Rimon have now acquired eight paintings from an exciting collaboration between talented artists Mersuka Dopazo and Teresa Calderón. Their paintings are portraits of people they have come across throughout their lives, and the collaboration has resulted in works that are bold, fun and gregarious, transcending the emotions of their muses in a unique way that is both bright and enchanting.
Urb. Marbella Real Local 23, Bulevar Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Marbella. Tel. (+34) 952 771 364
BUILDING A PREMIUM MODERN LIFESTYLE (CAMERICH SPAIN)Camerich is a leading furniture brand internationally known for its dedication to creating high-end furniture with an international vision. Since the establishment of the brand, Camerich has been presenting innovative design as the top priority of its corporate strategy.
“Believing in ‘less is more’, we have embedded the ‘people first design principle’ into every aspect of our products. We believe that the essential value of our furniture lies in giving your home a soul. It is this understanding of the crucial contact between mankind and its surroundings that makes Camerich not merely a product but rather an attitude to life, and encourages the pursuit of an elegant lifestyle.”
Camerich provides more than 100 stylish and elegant products in four product lines: the living room series, the bedroom series, the study series and the dining room series. “The powerful international design team launches new products for every season based on chic trends and consumer demands.”
As an international brand, Camerich has a well-established distribution with showrooms in major cities across the world, including Beijing, Brussels, Shanghai, London, Los Angeles, Sydney, Singapore and Seoul. Now, it is also opening in May in Marbella: “a showroom for the international crowd with great taste for design and the good life”. http://en.camerich.com/
STAR-STUDDED FASHION SHOW AT SEA GRILL RESTAURANT (PUENTE ROMANO RESORT)Irish/Italian designer Virginia Macari celebrated the launch of her fifth couture swimwear collection with a fashion show in April at the Sea Grill restaurant in Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella. The event began with a morning photo-call featuring Millie Mackintosh, Mina Milutinovic and Spanish supermodel Cristina Tosio, who provided the soundtrack for “the most glamorous fashion show of the calendar year”, followed by a party for more than 250 guests.
“The Amore Collection” was described as “displaying an elegance, femininity and sophistication as seen in her earlier collection with a modern and daring twist representing the woman of 2018”. Virginia Macari herself noted, “I want women of all shapes and sizes to feel comfortable, elegant and sexy on the beach and I know this collection is exactly that. As a mother myself, I take great pride in creating garments which make you feel your best self at any age and stage in our lives as women.” www.puenteromano.com
CHARITY FUND-RAISING LUNCH FOR PHOTOGRAPHER (DAVID TOMS)
On Friday 8 June at 1.30pm, a charity lunch will be held at La Sala in Puerto Banús to raise money for much-loved photographer David Toms, who has been left tetraplegic following a traffic accident. Tickets are being sold for €50, and €10 from every ticket will be donated to the David Toms support charity. Also, those attending will receive a gift voucher valued
at €10 to spend on drinks with every ticket purchased from La Sala. On arrival guests will receive a glass of cava and then enjoy a two-course lunch, fashion show, raffle and auction to win a diamond necklace – plus a live performance.
Go to La Sala in Puerto Banús to purchase your ticket or email: email@example.com
SPRING PERFORMANCES IN MARBELLA BY GIO BOX (JOYS LIVE)Dubbed the Italian powerhouse singer, Gio Box will be performing at Joys Live in Puerto Banús
(Marbella) from 23 to 26 May and 20 to 23 June. The versatile 30-year-old from Milan sings all genres from pop, rock, Motown, soul and Latin to house/dance, euro, reggae, reggaeton, hiphop and electro. As for her
nickname (real name: Gigliola Scatola)… her family and friends started calling her Gio Box “because if you hum a few bars, she goes on full performance mode: no radio, mp3, or costly batteries required! That’s Gio, the human Juke Box”. For the past two years Gio has been performing her “Hit Film Music Show” in Canary Islands hotels and casinos. She has written and composed more than 40 songs, and “Rapture”, her first single, will be available on iTunes and other platforms. The song talks about seduction, with the lyrics written by Michael Marouli.
TOP LISTING SERVICE AND STAGING PREPARATIONS FOR PROPERTIES (CONNECT PREMIUM)
Connect Premium explain here the ins-and-outs of their listing service… “Premium listing is a unique service which allows property owners to quickly and effectively sell their properties. “Connect act as the property owner’s sole point of contact and will carry out all the necessary preparation prior to the property being listed.
This will include a professional valuation and an inventory of all the required documentation. We then have a lawyer review the documentation to make sure everything is on order to ensure that there will be no potential hold-ups at the point of sale. We also assist the homeowner in obtaining the important energy certificate.
We then carry out staging; staging is a technique designed to improve a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product and widening the range of potential buyers. Professional photographs and a video are commissioned and we draw a floor plan.
“We then place the property with the agent or agents that are the most appropriate for your particular property – this is a choice that is often difficult for the property owner to make. Placing a property with multiple agents is not advisable; on the other hand, the most common reason for a property not being sold is that it is with a perfectly good agent but the wrong agency for that particular property.
Our expertise will not allow that to happen. “At the time of viewings, a director of Connect is always personally present. We open up the property before the potential client and agent arrive, open windows for fresh air, turn on the lights and put everything in order for a perfect presentation.
We take full responsibility for the property, leaving it locked up and full secured after the viewing. This eliminates the necessity of having various sets of keys in circulation, or for the property owner being present at viewing, which can be inconvenient.
“Our objective is quite simple: to achieve the quickest and most effective route for the property owner to sell their property and to achieve the best price; we consider much of the discounting that happens on the point of sale to be unnecessary and avoidable, if the property is at all times presented at its best, to the right high-quality buyers.” Connect Premium’s expert team speak Dutch, English, German and Spanish.
Tel. (+34) 951 204 286 / 686 931 876
firstname.lastname@example.org / www.connectpremium.eu
NEW DESIGN SHOWROOM LAUNCHES CUTTING-EDGE SOFA (VITTELLO SOFAS)
Vittello have now opened their new showroom in Centro Comercial Guadalmina, where they are displaying a wide range of made-to-measure sofas. On Thursday 25 May from 10am until 7pm, Vittello will be having an open day celebrating the launch of their new Torino model. The Torino is built for comfort with an electric reclining headrest and can be made-to-measure. It uses animal-friendly and anti-stain fabric and is slightly raised on stainless steel legs for easy cleaning, with added mod-cons such as USB ports and a Bluetooth sound system. Sleep Planet is also due to arrive in the showroom soon.
Tel. (+34) 951 052 447 / email@example.com
www.sofasmarbella.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
CREATING STUNNING HOME SETTINGS IN MARBELLA (STUDIO DAVIAS)Studio Davias drew on interior designer and manager Leli Marín’s more than 20 years of experience manufacturing and selling furniture in Lucena (Córdoba) to launch a pacesetting new establishment in Marbella.
The expertise accumulated during this time has, according to the company, enabled the team “to learn and grow as professionals on a journey shared with our clients and friends. We advance along this path without leaving behind our maxim of pampering clients by providing them with everything they need for their home project”.
Working with clients right from the start of the creative process, Leli and her Studio Davias team offer specialist advice and present the best options available.
Tel. (+34) 952 638 098 / email@example.com / www.davias.es
PLAIN SAILING WITH MARINE INSURANCE: LIBERTY SEGUROS
Liberty Seguros are offering watertight marine insurance policies to help expats feel safe at sea. According to the leading insurance company, taking care of the bodywork and mechanics is just one aspect that goes towards assuring safety, offering Nautical Assistance to help resolve compromising situations that could occur which protects both you and your vessel for ultimate peace of mind.
The company has designed a policy for expats that extends beyond mandatory liability cover which includes voluntary public liability, theft, vessel damage (as well as auxiliary craft, wreckage removal, special fixtures and personal belongings), damage by third parties, pollution and coastal regattas as well as loss of life and permanent disability and injury to occupants whilst boarding, disembarking or whilst on the boat.
Tel. (+34) 913 422 549 / www.libertyexpatriates.es