Marbella Life


Marbella International Film Festival

It was another fantastic year for the Marbella International Film Festival which was once again held at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel in Nueva Andalucia with screenings at the Cine Teatro Goya in Puerto Banús.

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Triple A’s Black Pet Day

Sunday April 22 was dedicated to “black pets” at Triple A’s animal shelter here in Marbella. Why black pets? Well, due to a number of superstitions, black animals generally spend more time in the shelter before they find a “forever home”. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you news of this fantastic day and some great images.

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Triple A charity dog walk in Marbella

The Triple A charity dog walk takes place in Marbella every year on a Sunday morning in March or April. Enthusiastic walkers and their four pawed friends meet at the Plaza del Mar on Marbella’s Paseo Maritimo and head for the terraces above the Puerto Deportivo collecting money along the way for this popular charity. MarbellaAzul.com is of course there to bring you news, interviews and pictures of this wonderful event.

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Marbella Néon Night

Neon Night in Marbella helps to raise funds for the Central Association of Child Care Diversity (CADI) and it is one of the most popular charity walks of the year. The walkers gather wearing their fluorescent neons and MarbellaAzul.com are there to bring you news and images.

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Ascot Ladies Day at the Boardwalk

MarbellaAzul.com and a few friends joined the amazing turnout for Ascot Ladies Day at the Boardwalk in Marbella to raise funds for Amusuvig, a charity dedicated to helping women and children who have suffered domestic violence.

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Charity run for Lions Club Marbella

Marbella played host to a charity run for the Lions Club of Marbella on Friday morning 15 April on the terraces of the Puerto Deportivo. In collaboration with Marbella’s Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) and the youth division of the Leo Club, funds were raised for the Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR).

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Triple A charity dinner at Conrad’s

We were very pleased to attend the charity dinner for Triple A on 12 March at Conrad’s Il Ristorante in Nueva Andalucia. The tickets were sold quickly and they had to set up extra tables on the terrace to meet demand. Over 100 people attended and over €3,500 was raised for Triple A.

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Marbella Pinktober charity run 2015

This year’s Pinktober Charity Run was held on Sunday 15 November, starting and finishing next to the Hard Rock Café in Puerto Banus. It was as usual well attended by both young and old.

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Michelin Star Restaurants in Marbella

There are currently fourteen Michelin Star restaurants in Andalucia and four of them are in Marbella. A Michelin Star is a universally acknowledged indicator of quality and it is awarded based on the design of dishes, presentation, flavours, textures, service, premises and the produce used. To become a Michelin Star restaurant, everything is taken into account. Here, we let you know what to expect from the Michelin star restaurants in Marbella.

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MOMA Food & People opens in Puerto Banús

MOMA Food & People will open in Calle Manolete (close to the Plaza de Toros) in Puerto Banús on Thursday 19 July. This 1,000 square metre space offers a unique concept with six different zones and terraces. Whether you want to eat or just meet for cocktails, this is a great place to do.  It will be open daily from 11.00 to 01.00.

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Baltazár Bar & Grill at Kempinski Hotel Bahia

The Baltazár Bar & Grill, located poolside in the Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona, welcomes hotel guests, local residents and non-residents to enjoy their food, which includes fresh ingredients prepared in the open kitchen with love and passion. MarbellaAzul.com were pleased to accept an invitation to experience the grill.

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Christmas & New Year 2017/18

The restaurants listed below are offering dining and entertainment for the festive season – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

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Where to eat tapas in Marbella

Tapas is, as you would expect, extremely popular in Marbella and throughout Spain. Here, we point you in the direction of some of the places in central Marbella where you can get good tapas.

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How to read a Spanish menu

How to read a Spanish menu

Spanish restaurants and tapas bars can be an absolute delight. Some of the best restaurants in Europe can be found in Spain and they are usually in the major cities or in tourist areas.

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Juan José Carmona – new chef at El Lago

This year, the El Lago restaurant in Marbella is celebrating its seventeenth year. It has held a Michelin star since 2005 and the new chef Juan José Carmona has introduced a new winter menu.

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Where to enjoy entertainment when dining out in Marbella

There are so many places to enjoy a good meal in Marbella. But, sometimes we want a little entertainment while we are dining out to make the evening even more special. Here, we tell you about some of the venues offering regular entertainment while you eat.

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Where to enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch in Marbella

If you are visiting Marbella or you are living here, everyone enjoys a traditional Sunday lunch. Well, why bother going to all the trouble of cooking it yourself when you can go to one of the many restaurants in Marbella offering a traditional Sunday lunch.

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An evening at Jacks Smokehouse in Puerto Banús

Many people will no doubt be aware of Jacks restaurant in Puerto Banús. Previously known as Jacks American Brasserie, it first opened its doors back in 1999 and soon became a firm favourite with locals and visitors to Marbella.

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La Sala Banús re-opens with new look

MarbellaAzul.com were delighted to receive an invitation to La Sala Banús’s re-opening party on Monday 5 December, following the popular restaurant’s complete transformation, to bring you the ultimate social and dining experience.

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Oak Garden & Grill in Puerto Banús

The La Sala Group is opening a new garden restaurant in Nueva Andalucia adjacent to La Sala Banús on Friday June 10 2016. The Oak Garden & Grill will offer charm and elegance for Marbella’s more discerning diners.

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The Orange Tree Restaurant

The Orange Tree Restaurant in Marbella’s Casco Antiguo (Old Town) has become a firm favourite with residents and visitors, returning time after time for this amazing fine dining experience.

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The Playwright Restaurant

The Playwright opened its doors in February 2011 following the success of its sister restaurant Beckitts in the centre of Marbella. The owners of this restaurant offer a unique experience with fine food and regular entertainment. Judging by its popularity, they have clearly succeeded in both.

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Becketts Restaurant

Becketts is a well established restaurant in the centre of Marbella and a dining venue popular with both residents and visitors. Opened in 2004, it has recently celebrated its 11th anniversary. In 2014, Becketts received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

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L’Angolino Restaurant

L´Angolino is one of our favourite restaurants at any time of the year. The owner has decorated it in a very individual way. Apparently, her favourite colour is purple and it features throughout the restaurant. The tables inside and out are all beautifully laid out.

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History of Spanish coffee

Coffee was discovered in the area now known as Ethiopia in north east Africa about a thousand years ago and it arrived in Europe in the early 17th century. Coffee houses became popular meeting places in many European cities and over the last 400 years it has become an integral part of our culture.

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Spain’s coffee culture

You can experience the coffee culture in Marbella in so many ways. Spanish people will typically have a coffee first thing in the morning with their breakfast to get them started. Then, at about 11.00 am, they will stop for a short break and have a coffee with a light snack – perhaps a pitufo or a bocadillo.

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Popular Cocktails

A cocktail is an alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits (typically vodka, gin, rum, whiskey or brandy) mixed with other ingredients such as vermouth or a fruit juice. However, these days almost any mixed drink can be referred to as a cocktail.

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Carajillo

A carajillo is a Spanish drink that combines coffee with brandy or rum. It is thought to date back to the Spanish occupation of Cuba in the 16th Century when conquistadors combined coffee with rum to give them courage before going into battle – the Spanish word for courage is “coraje”.

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Marbella Events

If you want to know what’s going on in Marbella, check out MarbellaAzul.com’s comprehensive events calendar. It includes details of live music venues, theatre, shows, concerts, art & culture, festivals and much, much more. Put it on your favourites bar now.

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Faster Public Wi-Fi in Marbella

After an unsuccessful pilot scheme last year, the Council have now said there will be more Wi-Fi areas in Marbella. The previous scheme was criticized for being too slow but, having done a new deal with a new supplier, this should now be a thing of the past.

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Dog DNA tests to stop fouling offenders comes to Marbella

We all know how difficult it is to avoid the mess left by irresponsible dog owners who don’t “‘pick up” after their pets when we are walking around town. But, a plan will soon be voted on by the council to ensure that dogs are registered on a central DNA database. The cost of this test will be approximately €35.00 from approved veterinary clinics.

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Nao Victoria visits Marbella

The Nao Victoria, a replica of the first ship to circumnavigate the world, has arrived in the Costa del Sol. It arrived in Marbella on Friday 15 April and it is currently moored at the Bajadilla marina, close to the fishing port.

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