Fans of Spanish heartthrob Enrique Iglesias would be pleased to know that he is coming to Marbella this summer!


The "Bailando" singer will be gracing the festival on the 13th of August and will be his only concert appearance in Spain for the year.


Enrique will be joining Starlite's roster of local and international artists this year including the Village People, Andrea Bocelli, Lenny Kravitz, Laura Pausini and Alejandro Sanz.


For more info and ticket reservations, check out


Bling Boutique, Marbella's first ever icy couture shop promises to add glitz, sparkle and fun to the coast this season.

Inspired by urban / street style shops of downtown Los Angeles, Bling Boutique is the newest sensation in product customization in Marbella. From mobile phone cases, shoes, tank tops and shirts to jewellery, bikinis and even cars...there's no limit to what this boutique can "bling out" for you. We caught up with owner Nance Van der Veken to find out everything about this shop that everyone is talking about and their plans for the season.

What is Bling Boutique?

Nance: Bling Boutique is a unique new fashion brand and shop that offers tailor made one-of-a-kind products to our clients. The goal is to bring glamour and self expression in a market saturated by mass production. We can bling out anything--shoes, clothes, jewellery---according to your taste and style. The only limitation is your imagination and we guarantee that everything we make; every rhinestone, crystal, pearls etc that we use represents your originality, uniqueness.


Where did you get your inspiration from?

Nance: I got inspired by downtown L.A. street style shops. While shopping on Rodeo Drive / Beverly Hills ten years ago, a very kind sales staff from one of the luxury boutiques gave us directions to a street in Beverly Hills where you can buy one-off pieces to combine with your signature brands. We jumped in the taxi and when we arrived I was like, " Wow, I'm in love!" Exactly what I was looking for---a place where they combine luxury products and street wear style. They mixed and matched designer clothing with your regular high street or unknown brands and the outcome was mesmerizing. Hence, I came up with street style glamour look! All fashion items in that store were made by local designers trying to make their name to the top ( one of them is the now very famous Juicy Couture). It was every fashion enthusiast's paradise and I thought to myself, " one day, I will have a shop like this" and here we are now!


Why is Bling Boutique perfect for Marbella?

Nance: Marbella loves glamour especially when it's  affordable and that's what Bling Boutique is about. Our forward thinking and reaching for the stars mentality fits perfect with the jet set of Marbella. We pride our self as the only shop that offers affordable street glam but with quality materials and craftsmanship. And people love what we do! In fact, we have clients coming from as far as La Linea and Gibraltar just to have their products customized and blinged out. Our clients have been loyal to us ever since day one and more and more people come up to say how they love our products and our creative efforts. We love them and we are very grateful for all their support.


What makes it different from other fashion shops?

Nance: Our customer service is second to none. We make sure that everyone who leaves our shop is happy and contented. Of course, our unique one-of- a-kind pieces all handmade in Spain with one month guarantee are what our clients love about us. We also have an original shop decor with a glam but cosy ambiance and the endless possibilities in customizing our clients' products.


How's the reaction been from clients since you opened?

Nance: Ever since we opened at the beginning of the year, we have had overwhelming response from clients. In fact, the men like to be here as well because there are entertained seeing all our custom designed pieces! Our customers pop in weekly to check in our new designs which we keep updated as often as we can.


Any hot stuff from Bling Boutique this summer? Bestsellers?

Nance: Blinged shoes and phonecases are our bestsellers however , we can always bling out anything as per client's requests. Anyone can bring in their own items for us to give them a makeover with different materials of their choice--rhinestones, crystals, pearls, and many more. This season we are also so excited to launch a range of pool & beach fashion with a lot of glamour and bling! We will bling out Marbella this summer, literally!


What's the future for Bling Boutique? Any exciting plans for this year?

Nance: Our goal is to grow, grow and grow more. To see future in franchise and make our label a household name.

Let's bling to that, Nance!


Bling Boutique

Centro Comercial Diana, Bloque 2, Local 14, Nueva Atalaya, 29680, Málaga, Estepona


The Marbella Networking Club is meeting at Passion Cafe San Pedro on Thursday 26th March 9am. Malcolm Spendlove is providing a delicious gourmet breakfast with tea , coffee lunch.

There will be presentation by DeVere financial services and great mix of men and women from Russia, Germany , UK, Ireland, France , USA .


Don't miss out on this great event. It is the place to business network and meet new friends.


Please RSVP by 24th March.


For more info and reservation:  Call Lisa 626571387 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For the second year running, Costa Women hosted their International Women’s Day Conference at Andalucia Lab. This year's focus was #MakeItHappen with 92 Women planning on doing just that when they attended the event on 13th March. The Conference was in conjunction with ‘1230 The Women's Company’ from the UK.

Nine speakers covered topics such as the effects of the new EU Law - VATMoss, strategies for your personal brand, use of social media tools, how to start blogging for your business, writing a book and creating a mindful business. The day provided opportunities for local business women to network with other entrepreneurs as well as get tips to help ‘make it happen’ in their business and day to day lives in Spain.

Make it Happen was also the focus for raising money to support AMUSUVIG charity – Asociacion de Mujeres Supervivientes de la Violencia de Genero. 870€ was raised during the day for the charity from donations. Specsavers Opticas’ were also at the event with their campaign to collect glasses as part of a Lions Clubs International initiative; helping people in Africa and India - changing lives by improving vision.

Sponsors for the day were Andalucia Lab, IBEX Insurance, Currencies Direct Spain and Sociomimetics, with catering provided by Delifresh. is a free social and business networking group for Women living in Spain, or Women who wish to relocate here.

Photographs from Eloy Munoz Photography.


Join the fun at the Moonlight cabaret theatre, Sunset Beach Hotel in Benalmadena, for an evening of amazement & laughter combined.

Stuart Ashing (As seen on MTV ) invites you into his world of imagination, once hypnotised, volunteers are taken on a hilarious creative journey, watch as your friends become the stars of the show.

Just a few of the many crazy sketches to look out for, ballet stars, riding in a horse race, speaking an alien language, or dancing with a mop (who looks like a super mode)l & just wait till they try the Xray specs !

This is a family friendly show, but contains all the tongue in cheek humour we have come to know & love.

Stuart is donating 30% of ticket sales to
Fundación Cudeca
pre-book on line at or in person at the Sunset Beach Club reception leisure desk .

ADVANCED ticket price 10 euro (purchased by 27.3.15)
DOOR ticket price 12 euro (subject to availability)
"Children free under the age 16" (must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Popular party venue Aqwa Mist is opening its doors for the season on the 20th of March!


The club promises a night jam packed full of entertainment including music from their resident Dj, Stacey-James & their  famous dancers.

Table & Drink packages are now available.

VIP reservations & Info :

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