Marbella Life


D’Oliva

You can find this wonderful shop in a narrow street on the south side of the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square) in Marbella´s Old Town.

D’Oliva is a stunning shop, with the most marvellous selection of Olive Oils. To ensure you get exactly what you need, you can even taste them before you buy. There is a vast selection of vinegars, pâtés, flavoured salts and cosmetics and you will find the staff very helpful and happy to give advice, whether the purchase is for you or a special gift for a relative or a friend.

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Los Quesitos

There is a specialist cheese shop just off the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square) in Marbella’s old town. It is a lovely shop with a great selection of cheeses. The owner is happy to help you choose cheeses suitable for you and you can taste them before you buy.

Los Quesitos has a great selection of Spanish and international cheeses. They can also provide cheese hampers and gift baskets for that special gift when you are invited to someone´s home for dinner.

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Lavanda del Lago

This may be the cutest shop you will ever visit. Everything here is a variation of lavender, purple or lilac – even the antique bicycle that is usually parked outside.

The shop´s ethos is “a dream and a smell, the perfume that enchants fields, terraces and gardens on Garda lakeside”. You will find cosmetics made from raw materials that respect your skin. There are home fragrances and organic essential oils.

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Marbella Beach Guide

The Marbella coastline covers a distance of approximately 27 kilometres from Guadalmina in the west to Cabopino in the east.

Marbella´s beaches are very popular during the summer months and there are many beach bars (chiringuitos) and restaurants and the usual amenities including showers and rest rooms. There are usually lifeguards on duty during the summer months and most of the beaches have non-emergency medical facilities. Most have parasols and sun loungers to rent, along with watersports. There are always areas where you can take your own chairs and parasols if you want to.

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Marbella classic car show 2014

On Sunday, we were invited to the ‘Classic Car Show and Demonstration’ in Puerto Banus. This event was arranged to enable drivers to understand the concept of this type of rally – the most famous being the Mille Miglia in Italy.

As you can see from the attached images, the cars were stunning and it really was a great event. Later this year, there will be a Marbella Classic Grand Prix in association with Marbella´s Town Hall and it will be an exclusive open road race known as a Regularity Rally. It will take place in Marbella in November – the exact dates will be released soon and we will of course let you know when we know.

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Sonrisa Studios Marbella

Sonrisa Studios is a wonderful space created and run by the owner Sherry Midas. It is located right in the centre of Marbella, on the corner of the new underground car park in Calle Notario Luis Oliver.

Sherry says “We want to provide a theatre group offering plays throughout the year for different nationalities that include comedy and dance – review shows just like the ones we used to enjoy years ago.” Sherry has lots of other great ideas for the future, including dinner shows in local hotels with jazz and flamenco. She also wants to show short films and adult storytelling. A previous one was a sell out.

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Marbella International Film Festival press conference

A Press Conference for the Marbella International Film Festival 2015 was held today at the Teatro Goya in Puerto Banús, Marbella. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you the news and images.

Festival director Mac Chakaveh told us the festival is dedicated to independent film makers around the world and currently attracts around 1,000 films from over 50 countries. This is the tenth year it has been held in Marbella and the festival’s reputation is growing.

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Marbella open water swim race

The Travesia San Pedro de Alcántara open water swim race  took place this year on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in August from the Playa de la Salida in the centre of San Pedro. MarbellaAzul.com was there to bring you great images courtesy of photographer Derek Evans.

Competitors for the shorter 400 metre race assembled at 10.30 and the referee’s horn heralded the start of the race from the shore to the first buoy and back. The longer two lap 2,000 metre race started at 11.00 from the shore to a second buoy and back.

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