After the huge success of previous years, once again the community will join together to collect presents for six orphanages along the coast as well as for the charity, Amusuvig, who provide support for children of domestic violence.


Businesses across the coast volunteer themselves as drop points so locals can purchase a gift, wrap it with festive paper and label it with the age and sex of intended child before leaving it at the designated drop points to be collected and distributed to the children at Christmas.


In addition to gifts, funds are required to purchase much needed items and Christmas food, too assist with this Costa Christmas Collections is holding an event at The Boardwalk Restaurant in Marbella on Saturday 29th October at 8pm entitled Hollywood Night. Tickets are 60€ including a three course meal and guests are required to dress as their favourite Hollywood icon or in red carpet attire for what is sure to be a spectacular night of fun and fundraising.


With local talents donating their time to the cause the night will showcase tribute acts including Jordana as Madonna, Tabitha as Rihanna, J.Lo and Beyonce, Gary as Neil Diamond and Mehran as Frank Sinatra.


Showing community spirit Evento Shop, Arques Clinic and Kaftans by Sera - Que Sera have kindly sponsored the event to make sure it is one of the best nights of the year.


We are also appealing to businesses for raffle prizes to raise as much money as possible for the children. If you are able to donate a prize please contact Kara on 672 575 644 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Drop off points so far include:

The Boardwalk Restaurant, Marbella

Slainte Restaurant, Puerto Banus

The Playwright Restaurant, Elviria

Becketts Restaurant, Marbella

Kids Kingdom, Estepona

Bardou Salon, Puerto Banus

IPIN Global, Los Boliches

Reflections, Central Plaza Puerto Banus

LoulouJane, Puerto Banus

Mick Mahon Tattoo, Benalmadena

Loft and Roomers Marbella- Mijas

Bar Marie La Cala Hills

Robs Barbers Los Boliches

Streets of London La Cala

The Jammy Olive Cafe, Calahonda

Autos Alquileme have very kindly donated use of their vans for collections and distribution of the gifts to the children.


"I really hope we are as successful this year as we have been previously" said Kara Robertson of Costa Christmas Collections. “It's a wonderful thing for the children to see that they are in the community’s thoughts during the festive season."


Children range from 1-18 years however Kara explained that in general people tend to buy toys for the younger children with very few gifts bought for ages 15 -18. With more teenagers than ever this year she is hoping people will also think of this age group when shopping. Ideas suggested include underwear, socks, toiletries, books and DVD’s.


“At The Boardwalk we started a project last year to help the 18 and 19 year olds in the orphanages find employment, something they have previously struggled with. We currently have two boys employed in our kitchen,” explained Kara. "We are training them up as chefs to help give them the start in life they deserve! They are fantastic, hard working guys and we couldn't be happier to have them." Kara has offered anyone considering employing one of the older children in the orphanages guidance with the process.


With over 300 children to help, organisers Kara and her husband, Gary Robertson, Charley Caradas, Sera Jane and Karen Carter Southall are appealing to any venues who could offer themselves as a drop off point to get in touch. Telephone Kara on 672 575 644 or visit their Facebook page - Costa Christmas Collections

 

Ambrosia Mercado gourmet celebrated its 1st Anniversary last month with a spectacular 3-day event with the highlight being the "Cirque de Ambrosia" event on the Saturday night. Fire throwers, giant on stilts, champagne dancer, aerial performers plus more kept the crowd entertained before headline act, Zalon Thompson performed a magical set of songs including hits form late Amy Winehouse whom he supported on tour before her untimely death five years ago.

 

For more info on AMBROSIA MERCADO GOURMET: http://ambrosiamercadogourmet.es/en/

Last month saw the much anticipated Grand Opening of the NAO Pool Club in Nueva Andalucia. Set in stunning natural grounds in the heart of Nueva Andalucia, the event was packed with Marbella's "It" crowd all eager to see what this new concept is all about and from the reaction of the crowd, this new addition top the marbella scene is going to be huge!

 

For more pictures of the opening visit our FACEBOOK PAGE!

 

 

Catalan producer, composer, singer and DJ, Juan Magan opened this year's Starlite Festival with a bang!

 

The "King of Electrolatino" music put a showstopping performance on July 14 with his chart-topping hits including "Baila Conmigo", "Vuelve" and "He Llorado" among others. Magan's concert marked the beginning of forty nights of song , dance and performances in Starlite.

 

The artist has commented that it is "a great responsibility to inaugurate an event of this level," and added that the  Starlite team "shows much value betting on electronica music". As a producer and remixer, he has worked with some of the biggest stars on the planet including Selena, Don Omar, Paulina Rubio, Juanes, Nelly Furtado, Dulce María, Pitbull, Michael Gray, Milk & Sugar and Bob Sinclar.  His videos on social media has earned over 300 million in views he has proven himself as one of the best selling Latin stars of this generation.

 

Magan will be perfomring again in Starlite on  July 29 and August 14 to give chance to those who weren't able to come to his first performance.

 

For more info on Juan Magan and this year's Starlite line up of performers, please check out www.starlitemarbella.com

The Supper Club Marbella, the town's most popular dinner gathering is holding its quarterly event at the La Cuisine Skybar in Marbella Old Town on the 21st of May, at 9pm.


Organized in 2013, The Supper Club Marbella is a quarterly informal dinner party where exclusive guests are invited to a night of good food, great conversation and entertainment. It is held in different locations every time, helping dining establishments promote their businesses to locals, expats and tourists alike in a fun and engaging way.


This month, The Supper Club will be held at the recently re-launched La Cuisine Skybar , an intimate, romantic venue in Marbella Old Town boasting a panoramic view of the town with the Mediterranean seaview on one side and the La Concha Mountain view on the other. The restaurant will be serving a sumptuous 3-course meal and drinks for an exclusive guests of fifty.


Beyond the food and drink, the colourful cast of members is the heart of the Supper Club. Supper Clubbers are stylish, sophisticated and engaging . They range from business owners, local personalities and foodies to fashion designers, journalists, realtors, lawyers and those who enjoy indulging in good food, conversations and meeting new people. They are passionate about life – people that everyone wants to sit next to.


The event will be covered by hot magazine and all photos will be published in their June issue.


The ticket is for 35€ only. It includes 3 course meal plus a drink.


The event will also feature live entertainment and raffle prizes.


For ticket information please contact +34 664198042

Wanna live in a rockstar mansion in Marbella?  Well, why not buy Prince's former Marbella crib?!  Yours for only $6M!

 

Forbes.com dishes out the deal with the soul singer's palacious abode in Marbella:


"We can’t often say that there’s a ‘soul’ problem in luxury real estate, but in the case of Prince’s former mansion in Marbella, Spain – which he bought in 1998 for his then-wife Mayte Garica and then offloaded eight years later as they divorced in 2006 – there is a ‘soul’ problem."

 

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