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                                                                       NOVEMBER 2010

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 Top tips from the
 celebrity wedding

 The new Maybach
 Opulent and

 Delicious soups and
 seasonal delicacies

 Golf at its best
 From Mallorca
 to Valderrama

     “Why I love marriage”

celeBRiTies | heAlTh & BeAuTy | FAshion | leisuRe | TRAVel | DÉcoR | Dining

             COmING ThIS AuTumN

    cover feAture
         Eva Longoria: contented housewife in a model marriage

    speciAl feAtures
    30   Top trends for 2011
    34   Haute couture fashion
    42   Must-have accessories
    44   New trend for bridesmaids
    46   Floral delights
    50   Musings on marriage
    52   Photographic view
    54   Beauty I do’s
    56   Stunning venues

    regulAr feAtures
    12 IN VOGUE
         Avant-garde style and cutting edge trends

         Latest movie releases, music news and book reviews

         Who’s who and where it’s all happening on the island

         Mercedes Maybach: monolithic opulence

         Healthy recipes and wine of the month

         Superb soups… and seasonal vegetables

         European Tour finale… and tips for ball striking

         Staying fit and happy, pre-wedding workout…
         and model of the month

         Diary notes, news round-up… and what’s on

    95 IN PERSON
         My Mallorca: with Johanna Lane and Ayesha Wood
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array of exceptional venues, locations and settings.
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With that in mind, and taking into account that it is not only visitors but also residents who will     Foden, Andrés Gelabert, Katie Handyside,
be planning their dream wedding here on the island, this issue features a special supplement            Gillaine Hathaway, Justine Knox, Peter
packed with advice, information and personal testimonials on everything related to weddings.            Ledwidge, Vicki McLeod, Suzy Meiklejohn,
                                                                                                        Frank Matthée, Oliver Neilson, Micky
Wedding planner to the stars Frank D. Matthée sets the tone with an authoritative and intrigu-
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Joanna Walton guides us through the sometimes overwhelming choice of styles for themes,
favours, catering and table decorations.                                                                COVER PHOTO
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Maintaining the theme, we are delighted to feature Eva Longoria on the cover, and find out why
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                                              celebrity profile
     Text: Margarita McDonald
     Photos: and

     Contented housewife on…
     “Why I love marriage”

     Call it Sod’s law, or simply the consequences of
     fame under increasing and more invasive public
     scrutiny – where celebrities seem unable to avoid
     the precarious lure of making unwise declarations
     on TV magazine presenters’ sofas and social net-
     working media.
     In recent interviews, Eva Longoria has been quite
     forthcoming about her own marital bliss but – as a
     Hollywood star known for her down-to-earth private
     life and avoidance of silliness – she will (hopefully)
     be able to avoid the curse.
     Previously married to General Hospital TV star Tyler
     Christopher from 2002 to 2004, Eva met current
     husband Tony Park in November 2004, though they
     didn’t start going out together for two months. She
     has recalled that Parker – a French basketballer
     playing for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs – proposed,
     on 30 November 2006, amidst candles and rose
     petals. Their official wedding was a civil ceremony
     at the Paris City Hall on 7 June 2007, officiated by
     the mayor, where Eva wore a Chanel-designed white
     tulle and sequin-embroidered dress and tulle jacket.
     One week later they held a Roman Catholic ceremo-
     ny at the Eglise Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois. Created
     by Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez, the bride’s
     grown was described by an Associated Press corre-
     spondent as “a silk wool and silk gazar scoop-back
     mermaid gown embroidered with silver metallic”.
     French menswear label De Fursac provided the
     groom’s suit.
     Both wore Piaget Possession wedding rings: hers
     made from 18-carat white gold with two rows of 80
     brilliant-cut diamonds, separated by a row of 27
                                                              Ritchie; and Thierry Henry. Later they honeymooned
     square-cut diamonds; and his matching his wife’s
                                                              in the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.
     18-carat white gold but without the stones.
                                                              Recalling their wedding day, Parker said, “Eva re-
     Their wedding reception was held at a 17th cen-
                                                              ally wanted to get married in France. It’s a beautiful
     tury castle south of Paris, Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte,
                                                              country, a country of love and a place that is very
     where the guests reportedly included Michael Doug-
                                                              special for us. It was important to her that we get
     las and Catherine Zeta-Jones; Eva’s fellow stars
                                                              married there.”
     from Desperate Housewives, Teri Hatcher, Felic-
     ity Huffman and Nicolette Sheridan; Sheryl Crow;         So, three years on, what is the secret of their mari-
     Jessica Alba; Victoria Beckham; Jamie Foxx; Lionel       tal success? “I love being married to Tony,” Eva said

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in an interview with the Mirror. “He and I get
through things with a lot of laughter and a lot
of the same goals and values in life – and it
doesn’t hurt that he’s also the cliché of tall,
dark and handsome. I think I’ll keep him.”
It probably doesn’t hurt that Parker is also
seven years younger than Longoria: he was
born on 17 May 1982; she on 15 March
1975 (Pisces and Taurus, respectively).
In another online interview, she declared,                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ref.-Nr. 1077
“We are just best friends. I love his company
and I am married to the person I want to be
with. I cannot ask for more. We respect each
other as people and as a couple, and we trust
each other. The best thing is that he loves to
surprise me and I love to be surprised.
“Our relationship is more solid than ever and
we have so much fun together. Tony and I
would love to be together forever, but the only
way you get to forever is one day at a time.
“He has an amazing passion for everything
he does, but the best is his innocence about
love and relationships. And we love to travel.
We love laughter and music and we keep
One potential complication in their marriage
is that he is required to shuttle between the
US and France, to play in the national team,
and can be away for weeks at a time. “I just
try to do the best I can to fly to meet him wher-
ever he is,” Eva told the Mirror. “We never go
longer than two weeks without seeing each                                                                                                               Building • Construction management • Renovation • Valuation • maintenance Service • Holiday Rentals
other. I once flew to Switzerland just to have
dinner with him.”
As for having a family, Eva admitted, “I’m not
getting any younger”, but added, “We want to
wait until the time’s right.”
                                                                                                                                                                   Unique selection of real estate
Perhaps also tempting fate, she said she
relied on good friend Victoria Beckham for
                                                    nied because of her height, and went on to         various film roles, and continuing her exten-
                                                                                                                                                                   in all price ranges islandwide
                                                    gain a bachelor of science degree in kinesiol-     sive and varied charity work, including that
“Victoria’s a lovely woman. Both our hus-           ogy. Around this time, in 1998, she was re-        undertaken by her own organisation, Eva’s
bands are sports stars and they both travel,        warded for her commitment, winning the title       Heroes, which helps developmentally dis-
and Victoria’s had some great advice for me         of Miss Corpus Christi USA.                        abled children.
on how to cope with that.
                                                    She entered a talent contest, moved to Los
“She’s a great mother, too. If you ever see her                                                        Named philanthropist of the year by the
                                                    Angeles and was signed by a theatrical agent.
around her kids, you’ll see that everything –                                                          Hollywood Reporter entertainment trade
                                                    Her first TV role came in 2000, as a guest
everything – is about them and David. She’s                                                            publication, for “her commitment to Latino
                                                    star on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210.
a good role model. I really want my marriage                                                           causes and giving back to the community”,
                                                    After several other roles gaining moderate
to be like hers.”                                                                                      she is studying for a masters degree in chi-
                                                    success she made it to the A-list in 2004
                                                                                                       cano studies and political science. “Because
Born in Texas, the youngest of four daugh-          when hired to play Gabrielle Solis in Desper-
                                                                                                       of my involvement with the NCLR (National
ters of a farming couple who can trace their        ate Housewives.
                                                                                                       Council of La Raza) and my charity work, I
routes in the US to before the English-speak-       The show became an immediate hit but for           really wanted a better, more authentic un-
ing settlers, Eva recalled years later that early   Longoria it was the culmination of a long                                                          Newly built finca with panoramic views    Villa with mountain and sea views      Front line villa, under construction
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Her older sisters called her “la prieta fea”        sation, because I’ve been working at it for 10     In the meantime, TV viewers will be able to
(“the ugly dark one”) but the ugly duckling         years.”                                            see her in another “role” underpinning her
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                                                 AND WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE… MICKY REYNOLDS LOOKS AT WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE

                                                 WONDERFUL WORLD OF MOVIES


 Harry Potter and the
 Deathly Hallows: Part I
 (Worldwide release: 19 November)
 So here it is: the final run in for Harry Potter (even though author
 J.K. Rowling has hinted she might write another book), which is
 being released over two parts (the second is scheduled for 15 July
 Harry (DANIEL RADCLIFFE), Ron (RUPERT GRINT), and Hermione
 (EMMA WATSON) must find the pieces of the Horcruxes – Volde-
 mort’s (RALPH FIENNES) soul that he himself removed from his
 being and hid in obscure locations, both far and wide. If our heroic
 trio are unable to locate and destroy them all, Voldemort will
 remain immortal and become even stronger. Also thrown into the
 equation – they must perform this task without the guidance of
 their Hogwarts professors or the protection of Professor Dumb-
 ledore (MICHAEL GAMBON); plus a combination of dark forces,
 romantic tensions and long-held secrets threaten their friendship
 while on the quest.
 Meanwhile, the long-feared war is underway and Voldemort’s
 Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts,
 terrorising and arresting anyone who opposes them as they search
 for the one thing most valuable to Voldemort – our Harry, whose
 only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort’s servants find
 As he searches for clues, Harry uncovers an old and almost forgot-
 ten tale – the legend of the Deathly Hallows – and, if the legend
 turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power
 he so desperately seeks. But what Harry doesn’t know is that his
 future has already been mapped out by his past when, on that
 fateful day, he became “The Boy Who Lived”. No longer just a boy,
 Harry is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been pre-
 paring since the first day he stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate
 showdown with Voldemort.
 There were hopes the film would be released in 3D but the makers
 could not deliver the finished article in time for its 19 November
 release date. A delay would have meant missing the build-up to
 Thanksgiving Day in the States – one of the biggest box office
 money-spinning periods of the year.
                                                                                                             A NEW BLOCKBUSTER
   BEST OF THE REST        Jackass 3D                                                                        IN THE MAKING?
                           (5 November, Spain & UK)
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             life & societyGet your 3D glasses out for another
                                                                dose of painful prangs from JOHNNY
                                                                KNOxVILLE, STEVE-O, BAM MARGERA,
                                                                CHRIS PONTIUS and the rest of their
                                                                loony crew. On the first weekend of its
                                                                US release last month it conquered
                                                                the box office chart, bagging $50 mil-
                                                                lion in the process.

                                                                                                             A possible mega big screen franchise to
                                                                                                             look out for is The Dark Tower – a series
                                                                                                             of books written by STEPHEN KING which
                                                                                                             he penned over a 22-year period. The Dark
                                                                                                             Tower is the ace author’s “magnum opus” of
Cyrus (19 November, Spain; already released UK)                                                              seven bestselling novels with, to date, more
Rom-com… a recently divorced guy (JOHN C. RILEY) meets the woman of his dreams (MARISA TOMEI). Unfor-        than 30 million copies sold in 40 countries.
tunately, she comes with extra baggage: a protective and quite dependent 21-year-old son (JONAH HILL), who
                                                                                                             The books incorporate themes from multiple
goes to enormous lengths to prevent his mother from getting into a serious relationship.
                                                                                                             genres including fantasy, science fiction,
Tamara Drewe (12 November, Spain; already released UK)                                                       horror and adventure. After the series was
Dark comedy… a young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside and the once        completed, a prequel of comic books based
ugly duckling causes quite a stir among the village’s male population. GEMMA ARTERTON, BEN SERGEANT,         on the main character were published and
DOMINIC COOPER, LUKE EVANS.getting into a serious relationship.                                              King recently announced that an eighth
                                                                                                             book is currently being scribed.
                                                        • The Twilight Saga update: cameras start rolling    The writer identifies The Lord of the Rings,
       TAKE ONE                                         this month on Breaking Dawn Part 1. The plot:
                                                        the Cullen clan get some new allies in the battle
                                                                                                             Arthurian Legend, and The Good, the Bad
                                                                                                             and the Ugly as inspirations. Everything
 • Pirates of the Caribbean update: MONICA              against the Volturi in the shape of the Denali       centres around Roland Deschain, a
 CRUZ, younger sister of PENELOPE, has been             family who, like the Cullens, do not feed on         “gunslinger” who is based on CLINT
 drafted in for distance shots as big sis is over five   humans. MIA MAESTRO (Frida) and CHRISTIAN            EASTWOOD’s “Man with No Name”
 months pregnant. The 33-year-old sibling is well       CAMARGO (The Hurt Locker) portray the parents,       spaghetti western character, and the films
 known in her native Spain but has failed to make       while MAGGIE GRACE (Knight and Day), CASEY           will focus on his quest to reach the tower.
 a mark in Hollywood as her English is not very         LaBOW (CSI New York) and MyANNA BURING               J.J. ABRAMS is considering the producer’s
 good. Also back on board is KEITH RICHARD              (Grindhouse) will play their daughters and the       role but King has already drafted in the
 as Teague Sparrow, father of Captain Jack, who         latter is a rival to Bella (KRISTEN STEWART).        services of RON HOWARD in the director’s
 made a brief appearance in the last film                Also on their side will be rising young actor RAMI   chair and these two want the main
 • The cast of the excellent TV show Inbetweeners       MALEK (The Pacific and 24) as a member of an          characters to be played by the leading
 have just finished shooting the movie in Greece.        Egyptian vampire coven who has the ability to        figures from the Twilight series cast. The
 The plot: having left school, the clueless foursome    control the elements: air, water, fire and earth.     first film will be followed by a TV series
 of Will (SIMON BIRD), Simon (JOE THOMAS),              Also, 10-year-old MACKENZIE FOY has a central        which will lead to the second film; and then
 Jay (JAMES BUCKLEY) and Neil (BLAKE                    role as Edward (ROBERT PATTINSON) and                at least two TV seasons will precede the
                                                        Bella’s vampire/human love child, and beefcake       final film in the trilogy, where “the man in
 HARRISON) go on their first ever lads’ holiday to,
                                                        TAYLOR LAUTNER is back as werewolf Jacob.            black” finally reaches his destination. If                                                        Marc Cain Store Palma
 as Jay puts it, the “clunge capital of Europe”. It’s
 bound to end in disaster – if you didn’t already       • MARTIN FREEMAN, who recently landed the            they do get the actors on their wish list,
 know, the recent TV series was the last.               role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, has just        production will be held up as the Twilight
                                                        finished filming Animals with Spanish director         series starts simultaneous filming this
                                • Work starts this
                                                                                     MARCAL FORES in         month on Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2
                                month on the new
                                                                                     Barcelona. He plays     which will not wrap up until next autumn.
                                Muppets movie.
                                                                                     a secondary school      King hopes this will be as successful as
                                JASON SEGEL
                                                                                     teacher who has         The Lord of the Rings trilogy which, as
                                and his girlfriend,
                                                                                     been described as a     mentioned earlier, was a major influence
                                hot redhead AMY
                                                                                     mix between Donnie      when he wrote the books; and, with
                                ADAMS, go to
                                                                                     Darko and Gus Van       Universal Pictures on board, money should
                                LA to try to get
                                                                                     Sant.                   be no object. With such prestigious names
 The Muppets back on air for a reunion show to
                                                                                                             and backing behind it, The Dark Tower has
 save a struggling movie studio. CHRIS COOPER
                                                                                                             the potential to become one of the biggest
 (American Beauty) will portray The Muppet-hating       ALL INFORMATION ON THESE PAGES WAS CORRECT
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                                                                GIG BYTES
                                                                                                                                  Compiled by Micky Reynolds

   Room Essay in Palma is the venue for the
   Argentinean ska combo LOS AUTENTICOS
   DECADENTES. This 12-piece come with a reputation
   for a good stage show and they will be supported
   by Uruguayan rockers NO TE VA GUSTAR. The gig is
   scheduled to take place on Sunday 7 November and
   tickets are available at

   SUSAN BOYLE, who releases her second album The
   Gift on 8 November, had to pull out of appearing on
                                                                Music news and backstage
   US celebrity dance contest Dancing with the Stars
   because of a “severe throat infection” – rumours that
                                                                tidbits froM around the globe
   she got it by hanging around pools kissing frogs are
   yet to be confirmed. Now this next bit is true – when
   she was launched into the public eye a journalist
   asked her about that first YouTube clip. “What’s
   YouTube?” she replied. “The only tube I’ve ever heard
   of is Smarties.”

   SHAHEEN JAFARGHOLI, the 13-year-old Britain’s
   Got Talent star who sang at MICHAEL JACKSON’s
   funeral, is releasing her debut single, Last Train
   Home/Hip Teens, on 22 November.

   JAMES BLUNT, whose new album Some Kind of
   Trouble is out on 8 November, reckons he could
   bring the war in Afghanistan to an end by singing the
   Taliban into submission – after hearing one of his new
   songs this scribe reckons he could!

   British judges have always been known for making
   cock-ups but hats off to “The Beak” who gave
   AMELLE BERRABAH a 14-month ban for driving her
   recently-purchased £300,000 Mercedes McLaren
   SLR while drunk. The SUGARBABES member gave
   it the old “I’m too famous to use public transport”
   chestnut, to which the man in black replied, “One
   can take an awful lot of taxis for the cost of running
   such a car for a year!” And, on top of it, he fined her
   £2,000 – next case!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yangson vino a vivir a Mallorca en Febrero de 2010. Ahora es ‘fan’ de Cappuccino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yangson came to live in Mallorca in February 2010. Now she is a ‘fan’ of Cappuccino
                                                                                                                                       Photo by Clay Patrick McBride

                                                             MTV eMa UpdaTe
                                                             As we mentioned in our last issue the prestigious MTV Europe Music Awards take place in
                                                             Madrid on Sunday 7 November at the 12,500-seater Caja Mágica sports complex. Since last
                                                             month Desperate Housewife star EVA LONGORIA has been named the awards show host
                                                             and the live line-up now features KE$HA, KID ROCK, KINGS OF LEON, LINKIN PARK, PLAN
                                                             B, SHIKIRA and MILEY CIRUS – more names will no doubt be added once this issue has gone
                                                             to press.
KELLY OSBOURNE has trimmed down from a                       The recently married KATY PERRY, who squares up with LADY GAGA in four different
size 14 to a new-look size 8 and rumours suggest             categories, will also play live and BON JOVI may perform if they turn up to collect the Global
she wants to get back into the studio. So is any             Icon trophy they have been awarded. The show will be broadcast live on MTV from 9pm.
recording label interested in taking her on? Think –
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like mother – like daughter – one word – brattitude!
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                            LIFE & LIVING
                            culture & entertAinMent

                                                                               22 NOVEMBER
                                                                               BATTLE OF THE
                                                                               Monday 22 November is an important date on the music calendar as some
                                                                               of the industry’s big names square up with the release of their new albums.
                                                                               Super Monday, as it has already been dubbed, is being compared to Monday
                                                                               11 September 1995 when the then top two, OASIS and BLUR, battled it out
                                                                               for the number one spot. For those who don’t know, the latter claimed the
                                                                               coveted position at the top of the following weekend’s chart – but it was a
                                                                               close call.
                                                                               The two heavyweights who will step up to the plate this time round are TAKE
                                                                               THAT with their offering Progress and JLS with their second album Outta This
                                                                               World. The former will call on their legion of fans, who are eagerly waiting for
                                                                               this as it sees the return of ROBBIE WILLIAMS; while the modern-day boy
                                                                               band will hope their current popularity gives them top spot in this chart scrap.
                                                                               Both camps will come out fighting the weekend before as the TT plan is to
                                                                               showcase their new single, The Flood, live on the X-Factor, while JLS will no
                                                                               doubt claim a few sales as they are supplying this year’s official Children In
                                                                               Need charity single, Love You More.
                                                                               And, to top it all, there are scheduled releases on 22 November from
                                                                               MICHAEL JACKSON, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, JUSTIN BIEBER, KANYE
                                                                               WEST AND ALESHA DIXON, and the latest Now That’s What I Call Music
                                                                               As for the rest of the month there are releases from CHERYL COLE
                                                                               with Messy Little Raindrops; JAMIROQUAI – Rock Dust Light Star; ROD
                                                                               STEWART – Fly Me To The Moon: The Great American Songbook Volume
                                                                               V; and BON JOVI’s Greatest Hits on 1 November. On 8 November… Safe
                                                                               by WESTLIFE. On 15 November… The Promise by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN;
                                                                               Loud by RIHANNA; Greatest Hits So Far! by PINK; Merry Christmas II You by
                                                                               MARIAH CAREY; and The Christmas Album by the GLEE CAST. And, finally,
                                                                               Endlessly by DUFFY on 29 November.

     One star who uses public transport though is the very hot PIXIE LOTT.         The PIXIES have gone ballistic in Chile: on the evening of the big rescue
     The 19-year-old, who has just repackaged her debut album as Turn It Up        the band played an emotional gig dedicating a song to each of the 33
     Louder (containing an extra four tracks plus the recently released single     trapped miners who had returned to the surface. Apparently CD sales of
     Broken Arrow), caught a London bus into the city and was chatting with        their music in that country have gone into orbit. One question – who did
     fellow passengers. But she won’t be doing that much in the near future        actually win that Chilean version of Big Brother?
     as she has just landed a major role in the soon-to-be filmed comedy
     Sweet Baby Jesus. She plays a pregnant woman named Mary who,                                                 LADY GAGA has been challenged to a
     along with her boyfriend Joe, travels to Bethlehem, where the villagers                                      $1million singing contest by US newcomer
     assume they are the second coming. SHARON STONE plays her mother.                                            ALISA APPS, who has questioned the
                                                                                                                  singer’s abilities saying, “I feel sorry
     A couple of soul legends passed away last month… GENERAL                                                     for Lady Gaga; she’s just a plastic doll
     (NORMAN) JOHNSON, lead singer of CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, who                                                  generated by the music money marketing
     once sang I’m On My Way To A Better Place. The band’s top song was                                           machine. ”
     the 1970 classic Give Me Just A Little More Time – a number two in the                                       Meanwhile, the prestigious Rolling Stone
     UK charts, and KYLE MINOGUE’s excellent rendition reached the same                                           magazine has described GAGA as “a cross
     spot in 1992. SOLOMON BURKE also passed away recently; he had                                                between GENE SIMMONS of KISS and
     several big hits during the ‘60s and Cry To Me featured in the film Dirty                                                     .
                                                                                                                  My Little Pony” And the publicity stunts
     Dancing. He is survived by 21 children and 90 (yes, 90) grandchildren.                                       keep coming thick ‘n’ fast. This one just
                                                                                   missed this column’s deadline last month – she reckons ANDY WARHOL
     MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, who on 31 October were scheduled to be                   is sending her messages from beyond the grave and has directed her
     the pre-game entertainment at the NFL match at Wembley Stadium                career. I wonder if he gets in the way of God, who is supposed to tell her
     in front of 85,000 spectators, are trying to shake off their “emo” tag.       when she can go on stage – at one recent gig in New York she didn’t get
     The band are back after a four-year lay-off with a new image and a new        “the message” until 45 minutes after she was due to take the mike.
     album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, which            And she is reportedly recorded a duet with ELTON JOHN for forthcoming
     includes the new single Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na). The            Disney film Gnomeo & Juliet. Imagine those two working together – one
     release date is the dreaded 22 November (see main article).                   ego would have to give!

                       LIFE & LIVING
                      culture & entertAinMent                                                                 BY STEPHEN kING
                                                                                                              Stephen King´s classic Fire-
                                                                                Compiled by Laura Penn        starter is the story of Andrew
 THE GIRL wHO PLAYED wITH FIRE                                                                                and Charlie McGee, a father-
                                                                                                              daughter pair on the run from a
 BY STIEG LARSSON                                                                                             government agency known as
 The second novel in Stieg Larsson’s million-selling Millen-                                                  “The Shop”. Years before, as a
 nium Trilogy, this book features many of the characters                                                      student, Andy had participated in
 that appeared in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, including                                                  a Shop experiment dealing with
 Lisbeth Salander, the “Girl” of the title. She is a social misfit                                            “Lot 6”, a drug with hallucino-
 and computer hacker who teams up with Mikael Blomkvist,                                                      genic effects.
 an investigative journalist and publisher of Millennium maga-                                                The drug gave his future wife,
 zine, who makes his living exposing the crooked and corrupt                                                  Victoria Tomlinson, telepathic
 practices of the Swedish establishment.                                                                      abilities, and him a mind-ability
 When a young journalist named Dag Svensson approaches                                                        he calls “the Push”. Their daughter Charlie developed a
 him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex traf-                                                    frightening pyrokinetic ability, with the full extent of her
 ficking in Sweden and the people in high office who abuse                                                    power unknown. Shop agents kill Vicky and Charlie is
 underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into                                                    taken hostage, but Andy, using the Push, manages to
 the investigation.                                                                                           reclaim her and the pair go on the run. They are taken
 Although Blomkvist has had no contact with tattooed Lisbeth                                                  in by a farmer but are tracked down by Shop agents,
 Salander since they risked their lives on a terrifying hunt                                                  who attempt to kill Andy. They don’t reckon on Charlie’s
 for a serial killer a year earlier (the story of The Girl with the                                           powers, which incinerate the entire farm. Once again
 Dragon Tattoo), unknown to him, she is in constant contact                                                   the pair are on the run.
 with his computer’s hard drive, which she cloned and is now                                                  The director of the Shop calls in a hitman to capture
 monitoring from her vast new apartment.                                                                      the fugitives, and this time the operation is success-
 Salander is a traumatised survivor of a deranged psychotherapist and armed, with a                           ful, with both being taken and imprisoned separately
 photographic memory, she is pathologically focused on seeking out and punishing violent                      at the Shop headquarters. With his spirit broken, Andy
 misogynists. She is drawn into Blomkvist´s investigation and, spurred on by the appalling                    becomes a drug addict and seemingly loses his power
 case studies of teenage prostitution she finds on Blomkvist’s computer, she attempts to                      but Charlie defiantly refuses to cooperate, and does not
 take matters into her own hands.                                                                             demonstrate her power for six months until a crucial
 She plots punishment for the traffickers but, before she can carry out her own brand of jus-                 blackout provides a changing point for the two. Andy
 tice, she is accused of three murders. To escape the police she vanishes and, while the tab-                 somehow regains the Push and, by pretending to still
 loids go wild at the idea of a “psychotic lesbian S&M Satanist” on the run, Blomkvist tries                  be powerless, manages to gain crucial information
 despairingly to clear her name. When he does eventually make contact, it is to discover                      by “Pushing” his psychiatrist. The dramatic climax of
 that Salander is more embroiled in his investigation than he could have thought possible. It                 the story comes when the pair are reunited after six
 turns out that, for Salander, the trail of guilt leads shockingly close to home.                             months.

Reading Room
“Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. We know no reason why
gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.” No doubt you have all remembered, remembered bonfire
night, so this month we look at a collection of novels about the most intriguing of elements: fire.
Now where did I put my sparkler?

                                                  FAHRENHEIT 451
                                                  BY RAY BRADBURY
                                                  A frightening vision of the future when firemen don’t put out fires… they start them! Written by Bradbury
                                                  during the Cold War years, the story tales place in an unspecified time in the future where America has
                                                  completely abandoned self-control. This America is filled with lawlessness and anyone caught reading or pos-
                                                  sessing illegal books is confined to a mental hospital, while the books are burned by the firemen.
                                                  Firefighter Guy Montag is ransacking the book-filled house of an old woman when he accidentally reads a line
                                                  in one of her books, “Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine”, and steals the book. The woman
                                                  refuses to leave her house and her books, choosing instead to light a match in an act of martyrdom.
                                                  Scarred by the woman’s suicide, Montag becomes physically ill and calls in for sick leave but at home he
                                                  argues with his wife, Mildred, over the book he himself has stolen. Over the course of a year he hides dozens
                                                  of books in the ventilation shafts of his own house, and tries to memorise them to preserve their contents.
                                                  However, Montag’s books are discovered and he is forced to burn his own home as well as his books. Angry
                                                  and afraid, Montag turns the flame-thrower on his boss and becomes a fugitive. He flees to the countryside
                                                  and meets a group of rebel book-lovers and is astonished to find out that they have memorised entire books,
                                                  preserving them orally until the law against books is overturned.
                                                  War breaks out and Montag watches helplessly as jet bombers fly overhead and attack the city with nuclear
                                                  weapons. At the moment of the explosion, the emotion of seeing the city burned causes a key phrase from
                                                  the Bible to emerge from the depths of Montag’s memory. The final page of the novel shows this phrase to be
                                                  Revelation 22:2.
          wedding speciAl


      Top 10 trends of 2011
      with wedding planner to the stars Frank Matthée

      Beauty tips for a flawless look
      Stunning flower arrangements

      What a girl wants!
      Drama queens… and dancing
      in the dark
      View from behind the lens
      The ideal setting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Decoration and
                   LIFE & LIVING
                   wedding speciAl
                                                                                                    By Frank D. Matthée                                                                                                         centrepiece
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The trend for wedding decoration follows the

Tips and trends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                current interior design trend: lots of powerful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                colours such as magenta, raspberry, sunny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                yellow, grass green, lilac, violet and even
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                black, or animal prints like leopard or zebra.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As this style is extremely intense the remain-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ing details should be kept very simple. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                flowers, for example, should be smaller in

for a glamorous wedding... in true celebrity-style                                                                                                                                                                              size, less dramatic, not a huge mix and with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                few leaves. Also, the traditional and much-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                loved table centrepiece is out: therefore, you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                should arrange the flowers in different glass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vases or plain silver vessels to break up the

TOP                                                     WEDDING PLANNER TO THE STARS FRANK D. MATTHéE REVEALS
                                                        THE MAIN WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2011, AS WELL AS SOME IN-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                heaviness of one huge centrepiece, and give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the table and the venue a bright, airy feel.

 TRENDS                                                 VALUABLE TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR DREAM WEDDING COME
                                                                                                                                                                Wedding cake                                           Photography
 FOR               2011                                 Bridal dress
                                                                                                                                                                The cake cutting is one of the nicest rituals of a
                                                                                                                                                                wedding and at the same time one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                important in western culture. Who has the hand
                                                                                                                                                                on top? Who is the more dominant partner?
                                                                                                                                                                And how do the couple work together in daily
                                                                                                                                                                situations? Everyone loves to see the tradition-
Groom attire                                            The bride’s dress is obviously one
                                                        of the most important aspects of
                                                        a wedding. Besides having to be
                                                                                                                                                                ally funny situation of a bride and groom trying
                                                                                                                                                                to kiss each other above the cake or feed each
The modern groom will be wearing a silver suit,                                                                                                                 other at the same time. Regarding the design of
                                                        suitable and flattering for your body
starting from cool grey or blue tones, ranging                                                                                                                  the cake, colour is in trend, and an easy way of
                                                        shape, skin colour and hair style, it                                                                                                                           Photo:
from sky to midnight blue. The most important                                                                                                                   achieving this is to pick up the colour with pink
                                                        is essential for you – as the bride
aspect is always a tailored fit. Don’t forget the                                                                                                               or black icing or decoration. If you want to be        A new trend replacing the old-fashioned and expensive
                                                        – to feel comfortable wearing the
accessories: a simple but elegant tie, or more                                                                                                                  really stylish go for “bling-bling” on the decora-     disposable cameras on the table is the photo booth. You
                                                        dress the whole day, and that it
noble cravat, with a pearl or crystal pin and the                                                                                                               tion with small mirrors such as a disco globe or       choose one corner with a nice background, put a cam-
                                                        fits perfectly into the style of your
appropriate cufflinks are ideal. Everything has                                                                                                                 Swarovski crystals.                                    era on a tripod with automatic release via remote control
to match perfectly, in order for the bride and                                                                                                                                                                         and, very importantly, offer a few accessories. These
                                                        For example, is it a civil ceremony
groom to look          like a perfect couple.           or church service? A chapel or a
                                                        cathedral? Is your celebration taking
                                                                                                                          Favours                                                                                      should be funny accessories such as confetti, feather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       boas, sparklers, make-up, or matching the concept of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the wedding (like snapper for a wedding in Spain, masks
                                                        place in a castle, a finca, a stylish                                                                               Besides saying “Thank you for com-         for a Venetian-style wedding or a helmet for a medieval
                                                        beach club, an elegant hotel or at                                                                                  ing” favours should be a small, unfor-     theme). Think about placing the set in a separate room
                                                        the beach? Whatever you decide,                                                                                     gettable souvenir of your special day.     if you want to be surprised by the photos, or even in the
                                                        the trend for next season is colour.                                                                                Apart from the traditional Mediter-        main room where the reception takes place, as it will be
                                                        That means the dress could be in                                                                                    ranean sugar-covered almonds, which        a funny side event for the other guests to watch. These

                                                        extraordinary magenta or expres-                                                                                    you now get in all desired colours         photos are a great memory and really add to the atmo-
                                                        sive black, or just have bold details                                                                               (even in silver or gold), you should       sphere of the party.
                                                        in these colours, such as ribbons,                                                                                  think about a connected gift (an anti-
In the digital and global world your own wedding        belts, piping and bows – or accesso-                                                                                hangover kit if you plan to party all
website is a must-have. Not only does it serve          rise with a striking clutch bag, shoes                                                                              night long, or a personalized fan for
a practical use to inform all guests, especially        or gloves.                                                                                                          a wedding in Spain), or a favour that
ones abroad, and to put all the important details       New trends are Audrey Hepburn-                                                                                      the guests can keep for a life-time.
together (schedule, travelling, links to hotels and     style tea dresses and elegant gowns                                                                                 Some charming ideas are engraved
wedding list) but it also makes the classical invita-   made out of exclusive lace. For a                                 champagne glasses, engraved silver-plated key rings, or embroidered silk scarves
tion look much nicer and its production much            very hot trend… transparent sleeves                               or napkins. Just use your initials, date and city, or even design your own logo. That
easier. You can take the opportunity to tell your       or wraps. Making a comeback, and                                  makes every favour very personal and memorable.
guests much more about your own history as a            a must for next year, is the flowery,
couple, present the testimonials, bridesmaids and       voluminous veil, following the old
ushers, or tease with photos of the location. After
the wedding you can display all the photos on
                                                        tradition where the virgin bride was
                                                        covered till the most romantic mo-
your page so that everyone can download them or         ment of the ceremony: the liberating                              Instead of the regular menu or buffet I would recommend two new alternatives that are much nicer because the guests do not have to stand up
order via the photographer. There are many online       kiss!                                                             and leave their table. Serve a table buffet with different dishes and side orders on big plates, just like Italian families do. The guests can choose
suppliers who offer personalised websites.                                                                                between a variety of dishes but have to serve themselves – which makes for a very sociable dining experience. The other option is to use small
                                                                                                                          French “Etagères” for all courses, with a variety of dishes to choose from. Each portion should be smaller than a regular first or main course as
                                                                                                                          you want the guests to try from all the different dishes. This way of serving allows you to combine different cuisines, such as English, French,
30                                                                                                                        Spanish or Asian, and thus meet all the different tastes of your guests.                                                                            31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             wedding speciAl
                      LIFE & LIVING
                      wedding speciAl
New in entertainment is the integration and participation of
                                                                                                                                                                       How to make your
                                                                                                                                                                       dream wedding come true
the guests. A show or background music only amuses and
entertains guests, but it is better to stimulate the conversa-
tion and affect people in a really personal way. Therefore the
new entertainment trend comes with a condition: the guests
                                              have to be part
                                              of the action! So                                                                                                                                                                               by wedding planner to the stars Frank D. Matthée
                                              organise an as-
                                              tounding magician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           THE TRICk IS IN THE DETAILS
                                              for close-up tricks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The first contact your guests will have with your wedding is the in-
                                              from table to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           vitation, so please make an effort to send a really beautiful and
                                              table, or engage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           individual one reflecting the style of the wedding and containing
                                              an entertaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           all necessary information. You don’t want a flow of guests calling
                                              cartoonist to draw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           or emailing you to asking for details you forgot to include. You
                                              funny pictures,
                                                                    Think outside the box! Why not send a little video on DVD to invite your                                                                               just want them to look forward to being a part of your celebra-
                                              or surprise your
                                                                    guests? You can replay your proposal or your decision to get married, or show                                                                          tion. When it comes to entertainment always try to book live
                                              guests with a
                                                                    off your wonderful wedding venue. Or make them curious with a small sou-                                                                               music as this opens your heart, causes goose bumps and will
                                              drumming lesson
                                                                    venir box baring details of your unique love story – from the business card of                                                                         emphasise all the special moments. Of course, there is always
                                              where they can try
                                                                    the restaurant where your first date took place to the label of the champagne                                                                          the matter of budget but ask friends or music schools – they love
                                              different percus-
                                                                    bottle with which you celebrated your engagement. This will not only surprise                                                                          to play at weddings.
sion instruments. It breaks the ice so that people enjoy
celebrating the night away together.                                your invitees but will give you and your partner pleasure in going through old
                                                                    souvenirs and mementos preparing it. This is a really particular way of telling                                                                        TEND TO YOUR GUESTS
                                                                    those closest to your heart that you would appreciate their acceptance.                                                                                Regarding the catering, less is more. These days, thank God,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           people have enough to eat and are not coming to your wedding
                                                                                                                                                      GETTING STARTED                                                      starving. I often see that lots of food has to be thrown away
                                                                                                                                                      My basic advice for planning a successful and therefore happy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and for two reasons that cannot be recommended: your social
                                                                                                                                                      and unforgettable wedding, which sounds so simple that most of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           conscience and your budget. What is more important is the
                                                                                                                                                      the couples don’t even think about it, is early and open com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           disposition of the F&B throughout the day. Your guests have to
                                                                                                                                                      munication between bride and groom and sometimes also the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           be looked after perfectly the whole day with some canapés, little
  Photo:                                                                                                                                   parents – depending on who pays for the wedding. It is impor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           finger food, sweet and hearty meals… and don’t forget to have
                                                                                                                                                      tant to speak about the different expectations right from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           enough water in the hot summer months or when waiting after
                                                                                                                                                      beginning so that the process of planning the wedding doesn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           church during your formal photography session.
                                                                                                                                                      head in the wrong direction. Put all questions you have in mind
                                                                                                                                                      on the table. You should fix the budget you are able or would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TIMING IS EVERYTHING
                                                                                                                                                      like to spend, and define what should take place, the number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           My last tip is an essential one regarding the agenda of the day.
                                                                                                                                                      guests, the style of the wedding and, last but not least, what you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Don’t overwhelm your guests and yourselves with too much ac-
                                                                                                                                                      aim to achieve with your “one and only day”. It might be an infor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tion and programme. Think about splitting the civil service and
                                                                                                                                                      mal family party, or a formal dinner. You might want to celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the church service or free ceremony over two days, depending on
                                                                                                                                                      with all your friends from around the world and, if you have to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the number of guests and the venue possibilities. Try to imagine
                                                                                                                                                      fulfil society’s expectations, you want to set a new standard – to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           that you, as a bridal couple, will be in a rush that day, that your
                                                                                                                                                      impress your “class” and business partners.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           own individual perception of time is very fast and that you want
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to enjoy it fully and not be stressed. The day only has 18 hours
                                                                                                                                                      wRITE A wISH LIST                                                    approximately, so how many minutes do you have to chat with
                                                                                                                                                      Write down a list of all your wishes and requirements and roughly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           every guest in between the official photos, the traditional rituals
                                                                                                                                                      calculate the necessary budget so you won’t be surprised when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and the dancing. Don’t push yourselves, and give your guests
                                                                                                                                                      receiving quotes from the suppliers. Generally send out a mini-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           some time to arrive, to acclimatise and to rest. The more free
                                                                                                                                                      mum of three enquiries and then compare them. After research-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and unhurried they feel the better the atmosphere will be and
                                                                                                                                                      ing online meet all service providers in person to check if they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the party will become.
                                                                                                                                                      meet your expectations and if you have a good feeling about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           On the other hand, plan enough entertainment so that nobody
                                                                                                                                                      them. Finally, remember that your very special and personal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           becomes bored. The right amount of animation lies, as all things,
                                                                                                                                                      event will only succeed if all people involved match harmoni-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in the middle.
                                                                                                                                                      ously; it is a complex team-playing process.

                                                                                                                                                      REALISE YOUR DREAM
                                                                                                                                                      Concerning the conception of the theme of your wedding, please        My DIY wedding planning manual will be available from April
                                                                                                                                                      do follow your dreams and remain brave when trying to actualize       2011 via my website: /
                                                                                                                                                      your own ideas and not those from friends and external sources.
                                                                                                                                                      Only then will it become YOUR unique and memorable day, which
                                                                                                                                                      all your guests will speak of forever more.

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                       Bruce Oldfield’s latest collection is a beautiful heady mix of
                       glamour and luxury, perfectly representing the exclusive and
                       intimate design that has become his signature style.



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                      PREVIEw OF PRONOVIAS’ 2011 COLLECTION

                      Embroidered with serenity and edged with ten-
                      der care, the heart of the new collection from
                      Pronovias has been fashioned with genuine
                      enchantment. A varied range of bridal trends,
                      which are both tempting and harmonious,
                      envelop the bride in femininity.


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                    LIFE & LIVING
                    wedding speciAl
                                                                        by Sarah Hughes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dress your

         What a
                                                                        A SELECTION OF THE MOST DESIRABLE WEDDING
                                                                        ACCESSORIES AROUND THAT WILL BE SURE TO
                                                                        SATISFY THE DESIRES OF ANY BRIDE.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nowadays brides have so many options
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when it comes to jewellery you don’t have

         girl wants...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to limit yourself to just one. Check out the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    latest in hair accessories to complete your

                                                                                                                      New Cerise Heel
                                                                                                                      Ivory Satin,
                                                                                                                                                        When less is more...
                                                                                                                                                        For the subtle bride who’s more interested in couture
                                                                                                                      £625                              than oversized veils check out these fabulously styl-
                                 Farfalla Ivory Patent, £470                                                                                            ish options from the latest collection from Pronovias.

                                                                                                  Best foot
                                                                                                                                                        Not a single meringue in sight.

                                                                                                  Aruna Seth’s shoes really are the height
                                                                                                  of bridal luxury. All are made in Italy and
                                                                                                  embellished with beautiful details such as
                                                                                                  Swarovski crystals and the signature Aruna
                                                                                                  Seth bow detailing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 swarovski luxe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 headband, £94.99
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Asymmetric bridal headbands                           crystal Flower hair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 are the latest bridal trend! This                     Pins in sky Blue, £30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 piece has vintage-style filigree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 detailing set on a statement                          Add a subtle sparkle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 floral base.                                          with these beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               crystal flower hairpins in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       powder blue.

                                     All that glitters...                                                                                                                                                                                                          Divine ii headband, £82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Beautifully simple and under-
                                     We all know the wedding day tradition of the bride wearing                                                                                                                                                                    stated double row pearl bridal
                                     “something old, something new, something borrowed,                                                                                                                                                                            headband set with stunning
                                     something blue”… with these beautiful pieces you’re really                                                                                                                                                                    ivory freshwater pearls.
                                     making the most of the required “new” and “blue”!                                                                                                                                                                   

coco swarovski luxe cuff
Bracelet, £54.99
                                     sienna Bling Ring,
Make a statement with this           Bling indeed! We                                                                                                                                                            to hold on to...
vintage-style geometric design       couldn’t resist                                                                                                                                                             Brides rarely end up carrying their
studded with hundreds of spar-       including this fab                                                                                                                                                          own bags on the day; however,
kling Swarovski crystals.            and fun piece from                                                                                                                                                          with this beautiful option you       Accessorize.                                                                                                                                                                may just want to!
                                                                                                  chez Bec sylvia Bracelet, £44
                                                                                                  A stunning piece featuring sparkling clear                                                                               moonbeam swarovski
                                                                                                  Swarovski crystals, round ivory pearls and glitter-                                                                      handbag, £419
                                                                                                  ing diamante balls.                                                                                            
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                 wedding speciAl

Always the
never the
bride...                                          by Sarah Hughes

This age old saying conjures up images of the stereo-
typical spinster, hanging around in the background in
an unflattering balloon of a dress, watching yet another
dear friend of hers bag the man of her dreams – while
she stands by and holds her trail. Not any more!
The role of bridesmaid has never been more enjoyable
as it is right now. Not only do they get to enjoy all the fun
of the wedding day without all the stress of organising
it but, following the most recent trends, they will also
finally be able to get to choose what they wear on the
big day.
In past years every bridesmaid would wear one style and
colour of dress that the bride decided upon, and there
really was no easy way for a bridesmaid to let her know
the bride’s choice was neither fashionable nor flattering.
Autumn 2010 has brought about a new approach for
bridesmaid attire, which allows the bridesmaid not only
a say in what they wear but the option to actually choose
the dress. The bride will simply give her choice in colour
and then let the bridesmaids decide what suits them
best and find an off the rack dress of any designer. This
works not only in favour of the bridesmaids but also the
bride herself as it removes yet another stressful duty
from her already huge list of jobs to do.
One important thing to consider if you are going to follow
this trend for your wedding is to always let the brides-
maids know the level of formality of the wedding; you
don’t want one bridesmaid wearing something resem-
bling a sundress and another in a heavy ball gown. If
you’re the lucky bridesmaid then make sure you make
the most of it and choose something you love and will
be happy to wear again.
Another trend that has hit weddings this year is colour,
so expect to see some bold options for bridesmaid
dresses, along with some jewel-encrusted detailing.
If you want to keep on trend but still prefer a more tra-
ditional choice in colour for the dress than try opting for         Aye Do (
bold autumnal colours in the bridesmaids’ accessories               Concept Bracelet £46.99
instead, with these pieces from Aye Do.                             Rosie Single Hairpins £7.99
                                                                    Concept Bracelet £46.99
                                                                    Harmony Single Headband £26.99
                            LIFE & LIVING
                            wedding speciAl                                                                                                                              Dynamic
                                                                                                                                                                                                This dynamic bouquet is made up of green cymbidium orchids
                                                                                                                                                                                                and aspidistra leaves. The bouquet was made up for a bride who
                                                                                                                                                                                                supplied a picture she had seen in a magazine. The wedding

                What kind of
                                                                                                                                                                                                couple were architects from Belgium and had strong style ideas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                The bride wore a shorter-style white sleeveless dress with a black
                                                                                                                                                                                                sash around the waist. The flowers for the reception and wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                                were all lime green with black and a little white. Green curcumas
                                                                                                                                                                                                were positioned on top of two matt black, 1.5 metre tall columns

                 bride are you?
                                                                                                                                                                                                framing where the couple were married. The arrangements for
                                                                                                                                                                                                the reception tables were bulbous matt black bowls made up with
                                                                                                                                                                                                a carpet of green shamrock blooms, with white calla lillies and
                                                                                                                                                                                                black bear grass sprouting from the centre. Little green button
                                                                                                 By Joanna Walton                                                        chrysanthemum heads were placed on each napkin for a finishing touch.

                TODAY’S BRIDES ARE INUNDATED WITH CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR SPECIAL DAY. FROM THEMES                                                                   This bouquet was made up of
                TO FAVOURS, CATERING TO TABLE DECORATIONS, THE SHEER VOLUME OF CHOICE CAN BECOME SLIGHT-                                                                   velvety white calla lillies, sweet
                                                                                                                                                                           peas, freesia and eucalyptus in a
                                                                                                                                                                           traditional heart-shaped bouquet.
                WALTON GUIDES US THROUGH THE DIFFERENT STYLES THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED BY MERELY LETTING                                                                       The flowers were all personal favou-
                                                                                                                    Patriotic                                              rites of the bride’s and the bouquet
                                                                                                                                                                           had a gorgeous fragrance. These
                                                                                                                                                                           flowers are seasonal and quite soft

                                                                                                                    This bride was from South Africa and married           and would only be suitable in cooler
                                                                                                                                           an Englishman here in           climes. The bride wore a traditional
                                                                                                                                           Mallorca. The bouquet was       gown and
                                                  This is a cluster bride’s                                                                made up of proteas, which       calla lillies
                                                  bouquet made up of                                                                       are the national flower in      in her hair.
                                                  avalanche roses and a                                                                    her home country. The           There were
                                                  few sprigs of lavender                                                                   bouquet was a complete          also calla lil-
                                                  and rosemary. This is a                                                                  contrast to the rest of the     lies positioned
                                                  modern take on a clas-                                                                   flowers used for the wed-       at the end of
                                                  sic design and has been                                            Joanna Walton         ding and reception, and         each pew of
                                                  a popular choice for                                                                     was an extremely personal       the chapel.
                                                  brides in recent years.                                           choice. The varying shades of the proteas beauti-
                                                  The roses are tightly                                             fully complimented her dress and, even though
                                                  tied together and bound                                           loved ones could not be with her for her memo-         My advice to brides who are beginning to think of flowers for their special day is to look at
                                                  with ribbon from an off-                                          rable day, she carried a touch of her homeland         magazines, internet pictures and the surroundings of where the wedding will take place. If
                                                  cut of the bride’s dress.                                         with her.                                              you find pictures of the style of flowers that you like but not in the right colours – or colours
                   This is a suitable bouquet for a tall, slim bride who                                                                                                   that you like but in flowers that would be unavailable at that time of year – show them to your
                   can carry off the round style. This particular bouquet                                                                                                  florist so you know you are on the same wavelength. It is easier to do this visually. Some flow-
                   was made up for an English bride who had chosen                                                                                                         ers are seasonal, although most flowers can now be sourced in Holland, imported from other
                   traditional English country flowers for the church                                                                                                      parts of the world. It is very important to check the availability before you set your heart on a
                   and also the marquee, including tall white delphini-                                                                                                    flower that may simply not be obtainable at the time of your wedding.
                   ums, white scabious, mauve campanulas, lavender,
                   eucalyptus and rosemary. To bring a touch of the
                   surroundings from Mallorca we used a lot of olive foli-
                   age, and tall olive trees were positioned either side of                                                                                                AND WHAT SORT OF BRIDE AM I?
                   the door to the chapel, tied with white voile ribbon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            For our wedding blessing at a beautiful private chapel in Son
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Serra de Marina, a couple of years ago, I carried a bunch of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            calla lilies, tied together with bear grass; my daughter held
                                                                                                                                                                                                            a bunch of variegated white and green curcumas, tied with
Hot Tip from Frank!                                                                                                                                                                                         hosta leaves; and the bridesmaids carried moss baskets of
Think of regional and seasonal flowers to reduce                                                                                                                                                            sunflowers – a complete mix of my favourite flowers!
the costs. Don’t use too much variety or colours;
leave it elegant. Don’t forget that the handicraft                                                                                                                                                                                                All flowers by:
produces the costs, not the flowers themselves.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Joanna Walton Flowers
Best money-saver: check the double use.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tel.: (+34) 676 369 726,
For example, use the church decoration for the                                                                                                                                                                                          
buffet table, or high table flowers from the recep-                                                                                                                                                                                     
tion for lounge tables in the evening.
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                             LIFE & LIVING
                             wedding speciAl

                                                                                        Choosing flowers for your
                                                                                        wedding venue                                                                             by Joanna Walton


                                                                                        When thinking about flowers for the church and reception it is best to visit the venues, preferably with
                                                                                        your florist, and look at the environment, the colours that are there, the general ambience and the
Hot Tip                                                                                 places where it would look to good to put the flowers. As with choosing your bouquet, it is important to
                                                                                        take into consideration the time of year and the availability of the flowers you like.
from Frank!                                                                             I had the pleasure of decorating the temple at Son Morraig this summer for a couple who had their
Have a look at different venues and                                                     blessing there at 6.30 in the evening, and drinks were served afterwards so that they could watch
do not decide too fast from first                                                       the sunset with their guests. It really was a stunning location and we chose blue and white flowers to
impressions. Double-check with a                                                        compliment the white marble and the blue of the sea it overlooks.
second spontaneous visit. Ask if you
could have a sneak at a real event
                                                                                        Son Morraig is one of the properties that Archduke Ludwig Salvatore of Austria (1847-1915) bought
(reality proof). Check furniture, table                                                 after falling in love with the scenery of the north coast of Mallorca. Son Morraig is in the municipality
linen, dinnerware and cutlery, techni-                                                  of Deià, and in the house there is a museum exhibiting objects and mementoes of Ludwig Salvatore, a
cal equipment (sound and light) and                                                     collection of ceramics and Mallorcan paintings of the 19th century. The chapel is only for hire after the
the dance floor. Do a tasting of the                                                    museum has closed at 5pm.
food and beverages. Speak about all                                                     As this location is simply stunning on its own, with the backdrop of the sea and the hills around it, it
costs that could be incurred and ne-                                                    would have been a mistake to over-dress the temple. Where there are pillars at a location we often
gotiate the whole package, especially
                                                                                        swirl garlands around them, but in this instance it was not needed.
if accommodation is included.
                                                                                        We placed two large front-facing arrangements of blue bee delphiniums, white lilies and blue hydran-
Photography: Joanna Walton                                                              geas with trailing foliages on the steps of the temple, and a matching smaller arrangement in the
                                                                                        central plinth. Simple trailing garlands of olive foliage and rosemary with small bows of blue raffia were
                                                                                        attached to the railings.
                                                                                        The whole thing came together with the blue bows placed on the white fabric-covered chairs. A white
                                                                                        carpet was rolled out and we then scattered blue hydrangea florets down the isle.
                                                                                        The blue and white theme for the flowers was then carried on back at the reception – at L’Avenida
                                                                                        Hotel in Sollèr. White lillies, blue bee delphiniums and blue hydrangeas were placed in the larger vases
                                                                                        and heads of blue hydrangeas in circular vases for the tables. The place name holders were made of
                                                                                        shells. For the finishing touch blue hydrangea florets were then scattered on the tables.

                                                                                         Flowers by: Joanna Walton Flowers
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             A DAY TO REMEMBER
                             LIFE & LIVING
                             wedding speciAl                                                                                                                                                                 By Barrie Suart
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The passage of the years has only reinforced
                                                                                                                                                                         DRAMA QUEENS AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                             my observation that, of the three memorable

       Musings on Marriage
                                                                                                                                                                                                             religious ceremonies that most of us experi-       DANCING IN THE
                                                                                                                                                                         By Di Foden
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ence, marriage is the one most likely to cause     DARk
                                                                                                                                                                          Honestly, I don’t know wheth-      trouble.                                           By Laura Penn
                                                                                                                                                                          er I’m the right person to write                             While    christenings
                                                                                                                                                        about weddings. Twice down the aisle – well,                                   and funerals tend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Weddings are spe-
                                                                                                                                                        up the steps of the registry office actually, be-                              to be occasions of
       For beaming couples, The Big Day is a cherished occasion when they are the centre of attention. Or should be if, for example, the tired and                                                                                                              cial days… the great-
                                                                                                                                                        cause I don’t do religion – and on neither oc-                                 quiet contemplation
       emotional brother of the bride remains fully-clothed; free-spirited Aunt Augusta resists the temptation to pole-dance on one of the restau-                                                                                                              est day of your life for most people, and so
                                                                                                                                                        casion did I manage to seal the deal properly.                                 and unity, marriages
       rant’s ceiling supports; and a boorish chap claiming to be long-lost, far-removed cousin Willen Meway from Auckland doesn’t guzzle the                                                                                                                   they should be. Declaring your love for some-
                                                                                                                                                        First lesson: a wedding does not guarantee a                                   are often unexpect-
       complimentary whisky and commandeer the microphone.                                                                                                                                                                                                      one in public is a brave and noble thing to do.
                                                                                                                                                        marriage.                                                                      edly disruptive. Not
       For guests it will be a time to share the couple’s happiness and enjoy the celebrations – but things don’t always go as well as planned. Here,                                                                                                           It is also terrifying!
                                                                                                                                                        Number one wedding came after many years                                       only are rifts driven
       four of our contributors take a light-hearted look at the joys and tribulations of weddings – and marriage.                                                                                                                                              On the morning of my wedding I drank a
                                                                                                                                                        of living together and two children. I must ad-                                between members of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bottle of Rescue Remedy and still couldn’t
                                                                                                                                                        mit my mother was relieved; apparently the                                     the same family but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                stop shaking. I had never met many of my
                                                                                                                                                        shame I heaped on her head (I lived in sin; It                                 also a lasting enmity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                husband’s more distant relatives so when I
                                                                                                                                                        was the ‘60s) meant she could no longer look                                   is generated between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                walked into the venue I thought I was at the
                                                                                                                                                        the neighbours in the eye, and had to slink to       the two clans involved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wrong wedding. Halfway through the ceremo-
                                                                                                                                                        the butchers in a burkha for her neck of lamb.       The first tremours of uncertainty are felt as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ny I started to relax and enjoy myself. As the
                                                                                                                                                        Bit of a drama queen, my mum. And she and            early as the assembly of the witnesses. Why
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                day went on my new husband also began to
                                                                                                                                                        my number one husband roundly loathed                are there so many more people in the bride’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                relax with the help of copious amounts of red
                                                                                                                                                        each other. Second lesson: get the mother-in         pews and so few behind the groom? (They
                                                                                                                                                        law onside.                                          must have recruited members of the pass-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Through rather bad planning we got married
                                                                                                                                                        Anyway, the wedding was quite nice. I wore a         ing public to swell their ranks. And look at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on the opening day of the Premier League
                                                                                                                                                        red dress with a black bolero, and a very Jackie     way they’re dressed: how could he come in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                season, at 3pm. Most of the male guests
                                                                                                                                                        O black pillbox hat. You might guess from this       leather anorak?) One side looks down its col-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mysteriously disappeared for 90 minutes and
                                                                                                                                                        that I’m not a fluffy meringue sort of dresser.      lective nose; the other is raucous and regu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                came back slightly merry, in time for the re-
                                                                                                                                                        I do smart. We had a great meal and stayed           larly pops out for a fag in the graveyard. (For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ception. Actually, most of them returned and
                                                                                                                                                        the night at the Adelphi, Liverpool’s poshest        sure, they will have brought presents of very
                     Hot Tip                                                                                                                            hotel at the time. They did a reality show there     low value.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                went to the WRONG reception!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There were two weddings taking place at the
                     from Frank!                                                                                                                        years later; it’s gone down a bit since my day.
                                                                                                                                                        But then, haven’t we all.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             And lo, it is thus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             It’s at the reception that the storm gathers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                same venue that day and, when some of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                guests began to tuck into the other wedding’s
                      I am no psychologist but                                                                                                          That husband eventually disappeared. It was          strength, for the groom’s Aunt Mavis has qui-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sausage rolls and quiche, there was nearly a
                      from my hundreds of meet-                                                                                                         quite difficult divorcing an invisible man, but      etly swopped the gift card from the mother of
                      ings with happy couples I                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fight. But then, a good fight is all part of the
                                                                                                                                                        by then I had met number two and another             the bride’s 112-piece solid silver canteen of
have learnt what could be a recipe for happiness                                                                                                                                                                                                                wedding tradition in Liverpool!
                                                                                                                                                        wedding was required. This time, we wore             cutlery for her own offering of a cracked Staf-
beyond the honeymoon: respect, humour, active                                                                                                                                                                                                                   As the celebrations continued someone left a
                                                                                                                                                        matching black dinner suits with white shirts        fordshire pot spaniel; clearly recycled from a
communication from both sides, listening, asking                                                                                                                                                                                                                tap running in the gents’ toilets upstairs and
                                                                                                                                                        and red bow ties. And trilbies.                      previous wedding.
the partner for his/her desires and dreams and                                                                                                                                                                                                                  water began pouring through the ceiling onto
building up your own story and habits to believing                                                                                                      My new mother-in-law was very bothered that          By this time the best man is evidently un-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the dance floor. The disco desk almost blew
in your relationship and your love and solving                                                                                                          I’d wear a red hat to match the tie; apparently      der the influence, has shed his coat, tie and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                up and the lights fused, leaving everywhere in
misunderstandings as soon as possible, and at                                                                                                           that would have marked me down as a scarlet          shoes, and has lost his speech. Driven to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                soggy, silent darkness halfway through Bruce
least before you go to sleep.                                                                                                                           woman for the rest of my days. Another drama         improvisation, he recounts the groom’s post-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark. (Well, it
                                                                                                                                                        queen. See second lesson. By the way, num-           rugby sexual escapades, with which his bride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                may have been Agado but that’s not as amus-
                                                                                                                                                        ber two dumped me for a younger model (see           and new mother-in-law are clearly unfamiliar.
                                                                                                                                                        first lesson).                                       Resentment is building at a furious pace. And
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was then that someone pointed out that
                                                                                                                                                        That wedding, including outfits, butties at the      who seated Aunt Hilda next to her sister?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the groom was missing. After a search (dur-
       LIVE AND LET LIVE By Vicki McLeod               that some people become 50 per cent of                                                           pub after, and an all-day running buffet back        They haven’t spoken for 22 years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ing which one of the search party fell into the
                                                       something, rather than 100 per cent of                                                           at the house, cost me less than £200. Eeh,           The photographer has taken a shine to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ornamental lake), he was discovered sound
       I’m hoping I will only be married once,         themselves. I am fortunate that I married a                                                      when I were a lad… I’m now glad I didn’t spend       bride’s sister and, instead of arranging the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                asleep in the back of a car. No one could
       although I wouldn’t mind repeating              bloke who doesn’t operate in that way; that                                                      much more on it.                                     occupants of the head table for a group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wake him and the couple that owned the car
       my actual wedding. We had a fantastic,          might be why we got married.                                                                     Which leads me to the third lesson. You don’t        photo, is re-arranging the chief bridesmaid’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wanted to leave so they drove us to the hotel.
       unforgettable, incredible party. There were     We don’t have the traditional roles of                                                           need to spend a fortune to have a good do.           Honiton lace dress in the cloakroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I poured him into bed and sat on the floor
       some people missing from our day, but on        husband and wife in our marriage; we                                                             As has just been proven by my lovely daugh-          The arrival of the disc jockey provides wel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the bridal suite taking 32 grips out of my
       the whole the most important people in our      both cook and manage the finances,                                                               ter who married her long-term partner this           come relief, for his over-amplified din drowns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hair and drinking a pot of tea. Not exactly the
       lives were there to share it with us.           and we both care for our little girl and try                                                     autumn in the most fun wedding I have ever           the bickering now generally abroad. The tipsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                night of passion that tradition dictates.
       I was pregnant when we were married,            to give some time off from each other.                                                           attended. Dresses from the high street for           bride’s father takes the floor with his daugh-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trust me, I couldn’t make this up, and if you
       and barely six months later we went from        The advice I have is to try to live and let      your own life. Don’t play a game with a         her and the daughters, reception done by             ter, while his cold-sober wife quietly takes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                think that all sounds like a Peter Kaye com-
       “newlyweds” to “family” status. It all          live. No one is perfect. Try to be patient and   score: someone will always lose. Try to         the local catering college, table decorations        herself to bed to review the wreckage of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                edy sketch… well, he may have been inspired
       moved quite fast. I checked in with some        kind, although that’s not always easy. Marry     get on with your spouse’s family, and (in       hand-made from oyster shells off the beach,          day and ponder the faults of her newfound
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                by the day as he was one of the guests of
       of my Facebook friends, and they had a          someone who matches you intellectually,          some cases) children. And, if you can’t,        drinks from a booze cruise, Mercedes bridal          relatives.
       very similar experience: the first year of      and whom you can argue with, support and         well keep trying: you married them too.         car courtesy of brother, and an English cheese       Maybe it will be better next time.
       marriage is turmoil – lovely, insane turmoil.   love, without needing to immediately get the     There     is      truth    in  the    saying,   wedding cake (pretty and half the price of a
       I dislike the expectations that marriage        same thing back.                                 “Marry in haste, repent at leisure.”            traditional one). Job done.
       brings with it, and I don’t like the way        Don’t marry to make up for a lack in             Be sure: it is a lifelong commitment.           And this mother-in-law was completely onside.
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                                                                                                                                                      Pablo was at the wedding with his
                                                                                                                                                      Mum and Dad; it was his Aunt Kirst-
                                                                                                                                                      en’s wedding to Mike, to be exact,
     Oliver Neilson                                                                                                                                   but he decided to keep a low profile.
                                                                                                                                                      I really love this picture that I took in Ireland as it was a

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                                                                                                                                                      lovely sunny day in Kerry and the wedding reception was
                                                                                                                                                      therefore, for the most part, held outdoors, something not
                                                                                                                                                      so ordinary in Ireland. Everybody was milling around, chat-
                                                                                                                                                      ting, drinking and smoking. The kids were running around,
     This is one of my favourites from a wedding I shot last year. Georgette                                                                          except for this one guy who had decided it was safer to
     and Jorge were married in a Pollença old town last summer. It was a                                                                              hang out with his Ma.
     warm late afternoon as the assembled family and friends cheered the                                                                              He was not bothering anyone and when I spotted him I got
     newlyweds out of the chapel, into the shaded plaza. The couple led                                                                               down to his level and took his picture. He was a little curi-
     their guests in an unhurried zig-zag through the warren of narrow cobbled streets en route to                                                    ous as to why I would want to do this so I took one more
     the snug restaurant to toast their futures.                                                                                                      and left him to his security. Though it is not a picture of
                                                                                                                                                      amazing technical detail or quality – this being a scan of
     I encouraged Georgette and Jorge to drop back from the procession, and we spent half an hour
                                                                                                                                                      a small print to boot – it is a moment frozen in time that

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The hidden guest
     using some of the wonderful little corners and backdrops for a series of portraits. It is always
                                                                                                                                                      would have gone unremembered rather than forgotten. For
     important to try to match the photography style to the style of the couple; while many will opt
                                                                                                                                                      this reason it is a precious wedding photograph for me,
     for the more traditional formal portraits, I knew this would be right for these two. I’m relieved to
                                                                                                                                                      and Kirsten and Mike specifically chose this one to print

                       picture is...
     say I was right. They love it.

                                                                                                                                                      and hang in their hallway.
     Tel. (+34) 630 607 954
                                                                                                                                                      Tel. (+34) 600 073 279;

         A                          VieW FRom The PhoTogRAPheRs
                                                                                                                                                         a thousand
                                                                                          Warwick Upton
                                                          A happy mood
                                                                                To me every bride looks beautiful on their wedding day and
                                                                                it was extremely difficult to choose a favourite from the thou-
                                                                                sands of images I have on file, as I have been photographing
                                                                                weddings here on Mallorca for more than 10 years. It was
                                                                                a virtually impossible task as there are so many that fall
                                                                                within the category “favourite wedding photograph”. The one
                                                                                I eventually chose is recent and was taken in summer this
                                                                                year on Alcudia beach. It was an interesting wedding in many
                                                                                ways, as the wedding party consisted of only three people:
                                                          the bride, the groom and their young daughter.
                                                          As the happy couple were Hungarian and spoke virtually no English and no Spanish,
                                                          all communication between us had to be made through a translator. My aim, as with
                                                          all my wedding commissions, is to capture the mood of happiness on this very spe-
                                                          cial day and I think this is reflected perfectly in this shot, as Anett looks so relaxed,
                                                          happy and enjoying the moment. The soft light from the late afternoon sun on her
                                                          left side and a burst of fill-in flash gave me the shot I was looking for. We were all
                                                          very pleased with the results.
                                                          Tel. (+34) 620 715 124;

                                  Hot Tip from Frank!
                                  Most important: the sympathy between you and the photographer. If you don’t like him/her, you won’t open
                                  up for the photos and they will not get the best shots of you. He/she has to be very energetic and motivat-
                                  ed to capture all the beautiful emotions, and at the same time modest and not too extrovert to blend into
                                  the background – so you and your guests will forget he’s there… the perfect conditions for making brilliant
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                                                                                                                                                 4         5                                                     Cry baby
 10 Beauty                                            by Sarah Hughes

                                                      Whether you’re the blushing bride,
                                                                                                                                                  polished                                                       Nobody wants their tears of joy to result
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in them spending the rest of the day

“I for the big day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 looking like a swamp monster so invest
                                                      the proud mother of the groom                                                               If you’re the bride your nails                                 in reliable waterproof mascara. Benefit’s
                                                      or simply a wedding guest with a                                                            should be beautifully manicured,                               Bad Gal Mascara keeps your lashes
                                                      wish to look fabulous, we all want                                                          but subtle in colour. Choose a                                 looking lovely no matter how many tears
                                                      to look our best at weddings. With                                                          light polish in a neutral or pink                              you shed.
                                                      help from beauty experts Maxine                                                             shade, such as OPI’s nail polish
                                                      and Tracy from the Tranquillity                                                             in Fair Dinkum Pinkum, so your                                 Look for products that will last the dis-
                                                      Spa in Santa Ponça Country Club                                                             nails shine but don’t steal the                                tance, opting for a lighter shade in eye
                                                      we’ve put together a few beauty                                                             show. If you want a longer-lasting                             make-up rather than a dark, smoky look
                                                      tips to ensure you look flawless on                                                         effect, Tracy recommends Shelac                                which will result in panda eyes before
                                                      the day. You’ll thank us in years to                                                        gel nail polish, which lasts for 10-                           the cake has even been cut. And don’t
                                                      come when you’re leafing through                                                            14 days and doesn’t chip or flake                              forget your tissues!
                                                      the wedding album…                                                                          like usual polish.

                        1            Softly does it
                                      Fussy up do’s that involve spraying and backcombing
                                      your hair within an inch of its life are now thankfully
                         a thing of the past. Take a leaf out of the modern-day bride’s
                         book and ditch the spray can for a much more natural look with                     6          Instant radiance
                                                                                                                        For an instant boost in radiance you can’t beat
                                                                                                                        Beauty Flash Balm by Clarins; it also keeps your
                                                                                                                                                                                                          7        Arm candy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Make sure the man in your life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   looks his best with Elemis Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Men’s Grooming Kit, containing products
                                                                                                                                                                                                          to cleanse, shave and moisturise. Tracy
                         long, loose unstructured waves. For styling and texture without                                make-up looking fresher for longer. If you hurry you
                                                                                                                                                                                                          recommends the ice cool shaving foam in
                         a structured feel I recommend label.m’s Sea Salt Spray applied                          might be able to get your hands on one of the limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                          particular. If he’s worried about hair loss,
                         throughout wavy hair to define the curls and give a modern matt                         editions decorated with Swarovski crystals. Maxine recom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          suggest Regaine to help strengthen hair
                         finish. If you feel that hippy waves should have been left in the                       mends Arbonne’s Make-Up Primer to give your skin a smooth matte
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and promote future growth.
                         ‘60s then opt for a stylish half-up do, again keeping it soft with                      finish before applying make-up. A spritz of Dermalogica’s Multi-Active
                         loose curls.                                                                            Toner will soothe, purify and condition your skin, helping to keep it
                                                                                                                 hydrated throughout the day.

                      2                                                                                                                                    8 Say cheese!
                                                                        Hot Tip
                                 Banish                                 from Frank!
                                 blemishes                              Very important tip for a
                                                                        beauty treatment: if you want
                                                                                                                                                                     If your teeth are not quite as
                                                                                                                                                                     pearly white as you’d like, invest
                                   Wedding can be a source of           to have a facial you should do                                                        in Crest whitening strips before the
                         huge stress and the last thing you want        so at least one week before                                                           big day. Hailed by some as being more
                         is a pre-wedding breakout. Play it safe        as the skin needs some time                                                           effective than a professional treatment
                         and have a good on the spot treatment          to rest afterwards. Otherwise,                                                        it promises to get your teeth up to four

                         and concealer at the ready, just in case       you will suffer from irritations,                                                     shades whiter with regular use, so
                         a spot appears overnight. Any spot treat-      e.g. red skin or pimples. Don’t                                                       you’ll be ready for your close-up.
                         ment containing salicylic acid will do         forget the pedicure if you

                                                                                                            9 Follow the stars
                         the trick; try Clinique’s Anti Blemish Gel,    wear peep toes or sandals,
                         which can be worn underneath make-up.

                                                                        and do the make-up trial two
                                                                        months before to allow time

                                 Bat those
                                                                        for changes.                               If the pre-wedding jitters keep you awake the night
                                                                                                                   before or if you just need a little boost Maxine recom-                                                bride
                                                                                                               mend’s Eyesential Under Eye Enhancer to temporarily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nowadays it’s not unusual for
                                                                                                               lift and tighten the skin around your eyes, reducing lines                                                 the whole wedding party to
                                                                                                               and puffiness. Apparently this has been in celebrity                                                       indulge in a bit of pre-wedding
                     False eyelashes have become increasingly popular over the years. However, whilst          make-up artists’ bag of tricks for years and, having seen                                                  tanning. For a perfectly natural
                     the effect on the day may be great, the aftermath is dry, flaky eyelashes that start      the results in person, I have to say the product really                                                    looking tan the Tranquillity Spa
                     to shed. To avoid this on the honeymoon Maxine recommends M2LASHES eye-                   does seem to work! Simply apply, keep your face still for                                                  use Nouvatan products, which
                     lash activating serum, which enhances your natural eyelashes. Simply apply the            two minutes (that means no laughing!) and enjoy the                                                        will keep you glowing for up to
                     serum every night and start to see the effects after four to six applications.            results for up to 12 hours.                                                                                a week.

                                                                                                            To contact Maxine and Tracy at the Tranquillity Spa for beauty treatments and advice: Tel. (+34) 971 693 634.                                    55
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                                                                                                  LA RESIDENCIA
                                                                                                  A BEAUTIFUL SETTING
                                                                                                  Hotel La Residencia’s situation in one of the most beautiful
                                                                                                  parts of Mallorca, together with its vast experience in event
                                                                                                  management, makes it an ideal venue for weddings.
                                                                                                  There is a diverse choice of rooms, from boutique and
                                                                                                  stylish to grand and imposing, all surrounded by beautiful
                                                                                                  gardens. Each of the rooms is individually decorated and
                                                                                                  distinctive in character, and provides an impressive setting
                                                                                                  to host your special day.
                                                                                                  The hotel offers a trained and experienced team of chefs,
                                                                                                  butlers and banquet managers to ensure the complete
                                                                                                  success of your wedding.
                                                                                                  Services available for the day include a cocktail reception,
                                                                                                  appetisers and set menus, as well as a full complement of
                                                                                                  chefs and waiting staff, carpets, decoration, entertainment
                                                                                                  and more.
                                                                                                  There are many special packages that can be taken ad-
                                                                                                  vantage of. The bride-to-be package gives the bride the op-
                                                                                                  portunity to check into La Residencia for a three-day health
                                                                         For more information:    and beauty programme prior to the wedding, ensuring she
                                                                         Tel. (+34) 971 636 041   is completely prepared for her special day.
                                                                        La Residencia also offers a romantic honeymoon package
                                                                  to help you relax and recover after the excitement of your
                                                                                                  wedding. The quiet and secluded location is simply perfect
                                                                                                  for those couples who don’t want to be disturbed.

Mood Beach Bar & Restaurant has been gaining quite a reputation this
year as the ideal wedding venue. The location is both beautiful and
incredibly flexible, making it just as perfect for an intimate gathering as
an all-out spectacular show-stopper of a wedding.
Mood has several different areas available for your special day, includ-
ing a private elevated beach area overlooking the sea, which is highly
recommended as a stunning setting for the ceremony. There are out-
door and indoor areas, so all-year-round celebrations are possible.
Depending on your requirements you can have the exclusivity of one
area or the entire club – as you wish.
The dedicated events team at Mood can supply many of the special
touches in-house: from a rose petal-strewn red carpet to customised
table plans and menus; from sourcing your ideal live music to the per-
fect vintage car for the wedding party to arrive in; or even a luxury yacht
for the newlywed couple to sail away on.
They also have excellent relationships with several of the wedding plan-
ning companies in Mallorca.
For the wedding breakfast, if you want a formal sit-down meal, execu-
tive chef Hector Fiat and his team are very capable of delivering excel-
lent classic dishes or a more nouveau style if you prefer. Or you can
choose a more relaxed style of catering for your guests with an open-air
barbecue and buffet – it’s completely down to your wishes.
For more information:
Tel. (+34) 971 676 456,, (Photos: Oliver Neilson)
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Generous support for cystic fibrosis foundation
The beautiful restaurant at Mood Beach in Costa dén Blanes was the setting for a fund-raising dinner for the
Foundation Respiralia charity, which helps children and their families who are affected by cystic fibrosis. Robert
Winsor MBE hosted the auction, which helped to raise over €9,000. Robert’s singer daughter Natalie Winsor
then entertained the sold-out audience. Dr Tugores was awarded the Rose of the Sea trophy 2010 – a special
sculpture produced by acclaimed sculptor Joan Costa. This trophy will now be awarded annually at a similar            Conditions apply. *Availble to buy.
event, in honour of those who have made the greatest contribution in the fight against cystic fibrosis in Mallorca
during the previous year. It was truly an international evening with more than 120 Spanish, British, German and
Russian guests attending.
The organisers thanked local businesses and individuals for their generous support of the event: Lares Decora-
tion, Prime Estates, Malcolm Andrews, Peter Stringfellow, Ana Perpiña, Sloane Helicopters, Porto Montenegro,
Oliver Neilson Photography, Son Amar, Mallorca Driving, Camper and Nicholsons, Solaris Sea School, Porcela-
nosa, Natalie and Robert Winsor MBE, Victor Prada, The Bendinat Group and Mood Beach.

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                                                                                         CALA VIñAS

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                                                                                                                                                                                           Luxury Villa in Cala Viñas: A very superior villa
                                                                                                                                                                                           located above the pinetrees of Cala Viñas with views
                                                                 Photos: Warwick Upton                                                                                                     to the Bahia de Palma.
Fragrant presentation in Palma                                                                                                                                                             the sea view villa, built to the highest standards, has
                                                                                                                                                                                           4 bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms including two separate
More than one hundred people attended a special event at the perfume store Veri 5 in                                                                                                       apartment areas in the 1st floor. the property is set
Palma. Guests had the opportunity to sample various scents and enjoy Spanish wines.                                                                                                        on a 2.612 sqm plot with a living area of 810 sqm plus
In a few months time the shop will hold the presentation and launch of a new perfume                                                                                                       146 sqm of terraces and porches and a swimming
called Amouage, with the perfume-maker in attendance to explain how the new scent                                                                                                          pool, overlooking the bahia de palma and the sea.
has been created.                                                                                                                                                                          the spacious property, interior with a very modern
                                                                                                                                                                                           flair, has high ceilings, italian marble floors and enjoys
                                                                                                                                                                                           a feeling of space and light flowing through the
                                                                                                                                                                                           whole villa. entering the Villa there is a grand round
                                                                                                                                                                                           lightflooded hall distributing the entrances to all areas
                                                                                                                                                                                           of this exclusive property. the designer kitchen with

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                                                                                                                                                                                           with the dining room and the fireplace to the saloon.
                                                                                                                                                                                           entering the 10 place garage you can go by lift to all
                                                                                                                                                                                           the three levels of the house incl the roof.there is a
                                                                                                                                                                                           secured wine storage cellar, two rooms for sauna and
who’s who and where it’s all happening on the island                                                                                                                                       fitness area, laundry , garage and a drinkingwater-
                                                                                                                                                                                           deposit in the basements. You will find the kitchen , 1
                                                                                                                                                                                           bathroom and a guest wc, hall, office / library, living
                                                                                                                                                                                           and dining room, saloon, fireplace and a coolhouse in
                                                                                                                                                                                           the first floor.the living room, office, dining room and
                                                                                                                                                                                           kitchen is offering seaviews same as the terraces and
                                                                                                                                                                                           dining/leisure areas outside. the villa has under-
                                                                                         SAnTA MARIA dEL CAMI                                                                              floor heating throughout, central heating, hot & cold
                                                                                                                                                                                           air-conditioning. this very exclusive property enjoys
                                                                                                                                                                                           alarm system with central connection. all areas are
                                                                                                                                                                                           supported with a Bose sound system and loewe

                                                                                                                                                                                           For further details of this exceptional villas,
                                                                                                                                                                                           please Contact:
                                                                                                                                                                                           THASSILO SIGLAER
                                                                                                                                                                                           FinanZKonZePt - Mallorca
                                                                                                                                                                                           calle oliVo 2, ediFicio arianY, local 2
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                                                                                         santa Maria del cami, 594 sqm living area, 23000 sqm of plot, horse installations, 7 bed rooms,
                                                                                         4 bathrooms, marvellous views, swimming pool, a/c hot/cold, yacuzzi, sportcenter. 2.850.000 €
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Special tasting of new Mallorcan wine vintage
Bodegas Ángel near Santa María held a special wine-tasting event to launch their latest
vintage for 2010. Wine-maker Andrés Gelabert welcomed guests to the vineyard, which
is set in the heart of Mallorca’s wine-making area between Santa María and Sencelles.
A tour of the bodega and explanation of the wine-making process was followed by lunch
and a chance to taste some of the Ángel varieties, which include red, white and rosé.
Wine-lovers can book a similar session and purchase these unique Mallorcan wines by
contacting Andrés at the bodega.

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Golf and gala glamour at popular annual event
It just gets bigger every year! The annual Pinmar Golf Tournament saw 355 competitors
take to the beautiful Son Gual course over two days. The event was followed by a gala
dinner and prize presentation at the Casino, where 900 guests enjoyed the spectacular
Come Fly With Me show. Now in its 22nd year, the “Pinmar” has grown from a simple
golf match between 16 friends to the biggest amateur golf tournament in Europe.

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                         Business-friendly luxury
                         for power-nappers                                                                          by Mark McCafferty

                         It has always been common opinion that              finest leather and at the touch of a button is
                         motoring and sleeping are not a match made          transformed into a bed. If that wasn’t enough,
                         in heaven. Apart from the probably fatal impli-     it will also cool, heat and massage its hard-to-
                         cations of falling asleep while driving, falling    please occupant.
                         asleep whilst being driven is not exactly a         On the odd occasion that you will not be
                         walk in the park either. We’ve all become           lulled to sleep by your Maybach, there are
                         amateur contortionists at some point in an at-      a variety of entertainment options at your
                         tempt to catch 10 minutes sleep in the back         fingertips. Why not have a cigar from the
                         of the car, most of the time unsuccessfully.        portable humidor, catch up on the golf on
                         However, the new Maybach 62 has succeed-            your TV screen, or send an email or check the
                         ed where all else has failed, by creating a car     stock market online? The extravagance does
                         that is probably more comfortable to sleep in       not end there: additional options include a
                         than your bedroom.                                  partition between you and the chauffeur or
                         One key component of a successful power             even a translucent liquid crystal sunroof that
                         nap that is lacking with the traditional            becomes transparent when charged with an
                         saloons is… space. With this in mind, May-          electrical current.
                         bach have created two new marques – the
                         57 and the 62. The numbers refer to their
                         length (oddly in decimetres), measuring in
                         at 570cm and 620cm, respectively. To put
                         this in perspective, the 57 is still half a metre
                         longer than the once top trump in the saloon
                         industry: Mercedes S-Class. The Maybach
                         is the longest luxury saloon on the market,
                         which was a key thought in creating a car
                         specifically designed to make sleeping more
                         The next component needed for ultimate
                         slumber is noise reduction. This is another
                         sector the Maybach excels at. Travel at
                         speeds over 160mph in the Maybach and
                         you will believe you are still on your drive. No    There is no mistaking it – being a passenger
                         other luxury car even comes close to this level     in the Maybach is a fairly opulent experi-
                         of silence. When you combine this with the          ence. However, the Maybach can look a little
                         option of controlling the lighting levels (there    less appealing from other angles. First and
                         over 20 individual lights in the interior), sleep   foremost, the Maybach is ugly. Reminiscent
                         should really not be hard to come by.               of a humpback whale it is long and bulky;
                         Then there is the seating. Each seat will cost      the giant ugly step-sister of the Mercedes
                         you more than a Smart Car, and is designed          S-Class. Then there is the drivability. If you
                         based on the ergonomics used in space               intend to personally drive your Maybach you
                         shuttles. Each one is hand-stitched with the        will find the experience a lot less luxurious.

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There have not been any noticeable developments on the S-Class in
terms of drive controls and, due to its sheer size, it is cumbersome and
stubborn on steering. It is also very, very heavy; weighing the equivalent
of two C-Class Mercedes. The price is not too appealing either. The 57 is
over €175,000 more than the flagship S-600 without really offering any
real improvements in aesthetics or drivability. The 62 will cost its owner
close to €300,000.
The Maybach may be heavy, but it is anything but sluggish. Loaded with
a twin-turbo V12 (currently the most powerful production engine in the
world) and over 550 bhp, this giant can certainly move.
It’s clear what demographic is being targeted here for the 57 and the
62. According to Maybach themselves, the typical customer will be
capitalising around €45 million. For these customers, the Maybach will
improve on their working life, allowing the owner to continue working,
rest or relax in between meetings. That €300,000 then becomes money
well spent. However, although there have been thousands upon thou-
sands spent on creating this lavish interior, the Maybach seems to lack
subtlety. It is too large and bulky to be refined and aerodynamic like the
comparative bargain of the S-600.
Maybach have succeeded in creating the ultimate in luxury for its pas-
sengers. As a result, it is almost as if all other aspects of either the 57
or 62 have been neglected. The exterior styling has suffered and, from
the driver’s perspective, the Maybach can be tiresome to manoeuvre.
However, in this instance these potential problems are probably not of
the owner’s concern, as they’ll be enjoying a brief massage and a Mon-

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Verdict: The ultimate in opulence and business-friendly motoring.             VITAL STATISTICS
But for €300,000 you’d expect the chauffeur to be included.
                                                                              Maybach 62
                                                                              Engine type
                                                                              V12, 5513cc, twin-turbocharged
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                                                                              Five-speed automatic
                                                                              (front) double wishbones, air springs,

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By Gillaine Hathaway

VEGETABLES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Another neglected vegetable is the aubergine (eggplant) or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              berenjena in Spanish, perhaps because recipes state they have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to be left in salt for half an hour or so to remove the bitter taste.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              But nowadays eggplants are so fresh that this process is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necessary. Just look for the ones that are heavy for their size
In times past she would be busy with her husband work-                                                                                                                                                                                        with a smooth, shiny skin and no blemishes. Wrinkled, loose
ing on the matanza (killing of livestock), which involved                                                                                                                                                                                     skin is an indication of age and thus the fruit will be more bitter.
a lot of hard labour after the slaughter: preparing the                                                                                                                                                                                       Smaller aubergines have fewer seeds and thinner skin, and tend
meats, making sausages and other products to store to                                                                                                                                                                                         to be sweeter, more tender and less bitter. Press your finger
feed the family for the months ahead.                                                                                                                                                                                                         lightly against the skin. If it leaves a light imprint, it is ripe. If it’s
So at the end of such a busy day many family meals were                                                                                                                                                                                       too soft, it’s too old.
based on seasonal vegetables. Yes! Versatile vegetables                                                                                                                                                                                       The following recipe is so easy and makes a great accompani-
abound at this time of the year: from aubergines and                                                                                                       I often use courgettes to make the following dish. It makes four generous          ment for fish or meat. So easy and so good!
courgettes to red and green peppers. And, of course,                                                                                                       portions, keeps and heats up well. It is great served as an accompanying
those all-important staples: onions, tomatoes and garlic.                                                                                                  vegetable with meat or as a starter with a fried egg.                               BAkED AUBERGINES
But what about the poor old pumpkin, so rarely used                                                                                                        Ingredients:                                                                       Ingredients: (serves 4 to 6)
these days except, of course, for carving into heads for                                                                                                   4 or 5 medium or large green courgettes                                            4 medium-sized aubergines
Halloween. You can roast pieces of pumpkin tossed in                                                                                                       3 tablespoons olive oil                                                            2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper in the oven                                                                                                    4 garlics, peeled and coarsely chopped                                             2 or 3 tablespoon olive oil
and use to accompany meat dishes or… you can make                                                                                                          salt and pepper                                                                    approx. 2 teaspoons salt and pepper
this delicious spicy soup which, incidentally, stores really
                                                                                                                                                           • Lightly scrape, wash and dry the courgettes and dice into approximately          • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) / mark 4.
well in the freezer.
                                                                                                                                                             one-centimetre pieces.                                                           • Trim off the stalks, cut the aubergines lengthwise in half and
  CREAMY PUMPkIN SOUP                                                                                                                                      • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, lightly fry the garlic, add the courgettes     make deep intersecting cuts in the exposed flesh to form a
                                                                Green courgettes are usually more plentiful than white ones. The green ones are              and stir well to coat with the oil.                                                lattice design. Season with the salt and freshly ground pepper.
Ingredients:                                                    great for soups or as a vegetable to accompany meat, etc. Both varieties are great         • Cover with a lid and leave to simmer until the courgettes are soft.                Sprinkle with the finely chopped garlic, pressing it down into the
2 sticks celery, chopped                                        in stir-fries or can be finely sliced in rounds, dipped in flour and deep-fried like the   • Remove the lid, season with the salt and pepper, turn up the heat and              deep cuts in the flesh.
2 medium-sized carrots, chopped                                 aubergines (see opposite page). Courgettes are always to be found in my veg-                 cook until lightly browned                                                       • Lightly oil a roasting tin and arrange the aubergines – cut sides
                                                                etable rack and the following soup is an ideal winter warmer, which also freezes           Left-over cooked cauliflower also works well and means that you have another         uppermost – in a single layer.
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
                                                                well so you can make it for use the same day or double the quantities and store            easily prepared vegetable to accompany meat dishes. Or you can use mush-           • Sprinkle the cut surfaces with more olive oil and bake for about
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional           the dish in the freezer. Diced bacon is easily available in small packets in local         rooms, setas or hongos.                                                              35 minutes or until the aubergines are tender and are lightly
for drizzling                                                   supermarkets, but use whatever you fancy – the taste is just as good.                                                                                                           browned on the surface. Serve hot.
1 kg squash, peeled, seeded and cut into ½ inch                                                                                                                                            But now let’s try a tasty cauliflower soup,
                                                                                                                                                           CAULIFLOwER SOUP                which also includes the seasonal almond.
(1.25 cm) cubes                                                  COURGETTE AND BACON SOUP                                                                                                                                                     A wonderful tapa or starter is fried aubergine slices (berenjenas
½ kg potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch (1.25 cm)                                                                                                        Ingredients:                                                                       fritas), which you do have to soak before cooking. Many people
                                                                Ingredients: (serves 4 to 6)
cubes                                                                                                                                                      1 cauliflower with outer leaves intact     ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg                use milk to soak the aubergine slices, but a chef friend of mine
                                                                600 gr courgettes (zucchinis)           300 gr diced bacon                                                                                                                    told me he always uses beer, so I tried it and he is right!
1 whole chilli                                                                                                                                             2 medium onions, roughly chopped           100 ml double cream
                                                                2 tablespoons olive oil                 1 lt ham, chicken or vegetable stock
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt                                                                                                                                2 tablespoons oil or 50 gr butter          To garnish:
                                                                1 large onion, sliced                   salt and pepper to taste                           1½ lt vegetable stock                      fresh parsley, chopped                   BERENJENAS FRITAS
6 cups chicken or beef stock, preferably hot
                                                                • Cut the stork and tips off the courgettes and wash in cold water. Then chop into         50 gr ground almonds                       flaked almonds, toasted                 Ingredients: (serves 4 to 6)
• Cook the celery, carrot and onions in two tablespoons           two-centimetre chunks.                                                                                                                                                      4 medium sized aubergines
  of oil in a large sauce over a low heat, stirring occasion-                                                                                              • Roughly chop the cauliflower together with the best of the
                                                                • Heat the oil in a large pan and fry two-thirds of the bacon until it starts to brown.                                                                                       1 can beer
  ally until tender, but not browned (approximately 10                                                                                                       green leaves.
                                                                  Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently until the onion is soft and translucent.                                                                                        2 or 3 tablespoons flour
  minutes).                                                                                                                                                • Melt the oil or butter in a pan and sauté the onions and
• Then add the squash, potatoes and chilli and sea salt.        • Stir in the courgettes and add the stock. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and       cauliflower for at least 10 minutes or until golden brown.                       • Cut the ends off the aubergines and peel them. Cut into thin
• Stir in the hot stock, cover and simmer until the               simmer for 30 minutes or so until the courgettes are very tender.                        • Add the stock and bring to the boil. Then lower the heat to                        slices and soak in the beer for around half an hour. Remove to
  vegetables are tender (approximately 30 minutes).             • Remove the soup from the heat and allow to cool before processing with a hand              a simmer and add the ground almonds and nutmeg.                                    kitchen paper and dry.
• Remove from the heat, discard the chilli and blitz up the       blender or in the food processor. Reheat and season with salt and pepper.                • Cover the pan and simmer for around 20 minutes.                                  • Toss in the flour to give them a light coating and fry in a deep
  soup in the same saucepan until nice and creamy.              • Before serving cook the remaining bacon in a small frying pan until crisp then           • Transfer the mixture to a blender, add the double cream                            fat fryer, or in a frying pan with plenty of oil, for a few minutes
  Check the seasoning and add some freshly ground                 remove and drain on kitchen paper.                                                         and blend until smooth.                                                            until golden brown.
  black pepper and more water if necessary.                     • Serve the soup with a sprinkling of the bacon pieces on top and, if you fancy it,        • Pour into warm bowls, sprinkle with the parsley and                              • Remove, drain on more kitchen paper and serve with a sprink-
• Serve just as it is or with a sprinkling of croutons.           a dollop of yoghourt.                                                                      toasted almonds, and serve.                                                        ling of salt or with a drizzle of miel de la caña (or local honey).

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                    tAstes of MAllorcA

Wine                                                  of the Month
Type: Dry red wine Winery: Bodegas Angel (
                                                                                                                   WINEMAKER, VITICULTURIST, AFICIONADO…
                                                                                                                   Andrés Gelabert was born in Mal-
                                                                                                                    lorca but raised in southern California
Winemaker: Eva Maier location: Santa Maria del Cami                                                                 where his love for wine began. Gaining
Composition: 55% Manto Negro, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot                                                    valuable experience from the wine
source of grapes: Known as Sa Basseta, the Bodegas Angel vineyard has 18                                            industry in California and Texas, Andrés
hectares of planted vines. At present there is a mix of young vines and vines that are                              returned to Mallorca in 2000 to begin
over 55 years old, thus allowing the production of complex wines. Throughout the year                               plans to build a winery. Currently he is
these vines receive a great deal of care: they are pruned, fertilised, weeded and thinned out, to produce the       the director of Bodegas Ángel in Santa
ideal grape for harvesting.                                                                                         María del Camí.
Winemaking process: The grapes were hand-picked in September 2009. They were de-stemmed and
placed in stainless steel tanks, where they began a fermentation process and were given “remontadas” three
times a day until they finished fermentation. Remontadas is the process of taking the grape juice from the bottom of the tanks and placing it at the top. The
aim is for the juice to have maximum skin contact with the grape skins. Fermentation lasted three weeks and then the wine was pressed. The wine then
proceeded to melolatic fermentation and was placed in 300-litre American oak barrels for six months. It was then was filtered and bottled in June 2010.
description: The colour of the wine is red ruby with garnet fringes. It has subtle aromas of ripe currants, raspberries and blackberries. Light aniseed-fla-
voured notes give way to nuances of toasted oak deriving from the barrel ageing. The wine begins with a fresh and dry entry. The taste is fruity and velvety
with a balanced acidity. A medium body, the taste in the mouth is still dominated by wild dark berries and voracious tannins that bring structure to the wine.
It has a warm, seductive finish, making it invitingly easy to drink.
serve with: Mediterranean-style dishes such as pastas, rice dishes, suckling pig and red meats.
Wine notes: Negre 2009 is the second vintage of Bodegas Angel. It has changed in some aspects in relation to the 2008 vintage. It has a richer colour
due to the increasing amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. The body has more structure and more balance but still maintains the freshness that the Manto
Negro gives to the wine.
available to buy at: Bodegas Angel in Santa Maria (where visits and tasting are available by reservation), Comercial Vera at Polígono de Maratix, Estrella
del Sur in Santa Ponça, Rullan Navarro in Polígono de Can Valero, Ensenyat Pollença and Terra de Vins Manacor.

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                                                                                                                                                  At 35th in the world, Álvaro Quirós was the highest-ranked            José María Cañizares won three play-offs out of six during a celebrated
                                                                                                                                                  player in the field, and Europe’s biggest hitter confirmed his        professional career, including his only US Champions Tour (seniors)
                                                                                                                                                  status when he joined Seve Ballesteros, Sergio García and             victory after nine extra holes against Gil Morgan at the 2001 Toshiba
                                                                                                                                                  Antonio Garrido as the only home winners of the Spanish Open          Senior Classic. Nine years later, son Alejandro only had to endure one
                                                                                                                                                  since 1972. It was his fourth Tour win, but not all easy going.       sudden-death hole in his first Tour play-off but unfortunately there was
euRoPeAn TouR AcTion… FRom mAlloRcA To VAlDeRRAmA                                                                                                 English rookie James Morrison, making his first start since           no happy ending in the Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca at Pula
                                                                                                                                                  winning in Madeira three weeks before, forced a play-off but          Golf. After a fascinating and roller-coaster final day’s play at the course
The European Tour comes to another intriguing conclusion at                  which was the first event in Europe after the Tour’s early-season    double-bogeyed the first extra hole to hand the title to Quirós.      re-designed by José María Olazábal, Swede Peter Hanson drew level on
the end of this month (25-28 November) with the Dubai World                  sojourn around the world; and McDowell, the inaugural Andalucía      “I think it’s one of the most important things in my life, for        the 18th (both six-under 274) while Cañizares, already finished with the
Championship – when the season-long Race to Dubai winner will                Valderrama Masters, the final event before the Tour headed to Asia   sure,” the Spaniard said later. “To be the winner of your open        clubhouse lead, warmed up on the practice ground. On the first extra
also be crowned. During a magnificent season for the Tour, three             and Dubai. After the Valderrama event, England’s Lee Westwood        is something really, really great – with the Ryder Cup and the        hole, back on the 18th, Cañizares, whose only win on the European
members became Grand Slam champions (Graeme McDowell, US                     replaced Tiger Woods at the top of the world rankings… and, of       World Cup it’s the best three things in golf for me.” Unfortu-        Tour had been the 2006 Cadillac Russian Open in just his third start
Open; Louis Oosthuizen, British Open; and Martin Kaymer, US PGA              course, also this season Europe won the Ryder Cup against the US.    nately, the 27-year-old from Guadiaro (near Sotogrande on the         on the circuit, went into the frontside bunker and was only able to
Championship). Two of those players won two of the six events held           Here we look back at the Tour’s journey through Spain: Málaga,       Costa del Sol) was unable to maintain his form and missed out         scramble a bogey, while Hanson completed a solid par. His own first
in Spain during 2010 Tour: Oosthuizen, the Open de Andalucía,                Sevilla, Mallorca, Madrid, Castellón and Sotogrande.                 on a debut in the Ryder Cup.                                          win on the European Tour had come in sudden-death against compa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        triot Peter Gustafsson in the 2005 Spanish Open at San Roque, on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Costa del Sol. (Photos: Luis Corralo)
Parador – 25-28 March
In 1987, Nick Faldo won the Spanish Open at Las Brisas before going on to collect his first major title, the British Open. This year, Louis
Oosthuizen matched that feat (and some), winning his first European Tour title, the Open de Andalucía at the Parador course in Málaga,
before providing one of the biggest Grand Slam shocks in recent history with a thumping British Open triumph. At the Parador, there
were a couple of stumbles along the way – “I was quite nervous down the stretch and very nervous on the 18th tee” – but in the end the
27-year-old South African closed with a three-under 67 to secure victory and avoid a fifth runner-up finish on the Tour.
(Photos: Michel Denker)

                                                                                                                                                  Álvaro Quirós                                                         Peter Hanson                          Alejandro Cañizares

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and        Support for Madrid 2018 Ryder Cup bid                                                  Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Louis Oosthuizen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Álvaro Velasco

                                                                                                                                                  Colin Montgomerie                 Mallorca’s Sebastian García Grout   José María Olazábal
Sam Hutsby                                                 Ignacio Garrido

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                        sportLIVING                                                                                                                     Valderrama – 28-31 October
                                                                                                                                                        As experienced Tour pros are well aware, Valderrama can seem oh so benign – just
                                                                                                                                                        before the wind picks up and it blows the field off course. Graeme McDowell, who
MADRID MASTERS                                                                                                                                          carded a three-over 74 on the final day to win the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach –
                                                                                                                                                        another fearsome layout – went into the last round of the inaugural Andalucía Valder-
Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo – 27-30 May                                                                                                 rama Masters sharing the lead on six-under with fellow Northern Irishman Gareth            Graeme McDowell
Luke Donald stamped his potential Ryder Cup credentials (he was to be a captain’s pick by Colin Montgomerie) by winning his first Euro-                 Maybin. Eighteen holes later, after scrambling round on a windy day, he survived
pean Tour title since the 2004 Omega European Masters. Just a week before, the Englishman had missed out on winning the prestigious                     Valderrama’s notoriously tough home stretch to eke out a two-stroke win over May-
BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth by a stroke, after carding a double-bogey seven on the penultimate hole. On this occasion, he                         bin, Irishman Damien McGrane and Denmark’s Søren Kjeldsen, who won the Volvo
eagled the 16th on the final day to set up a one-stroke victory over Wales’ Rhys Davies. “It’s been a while since I won,” said Donald (actu-            Masters the last time a European Tour event was held at the course (2008). Later,
ally the 2006 Honda Classic on the US PGA Tour), “and to put last week behind me makes me very proud.”                                                  a delighted McDowell said, “It’s very special to win here and I draw a lot of compari-
                                                                                                                          (Photos: Fernando Herranz)
                                                                                                                                                        sons with Pebble Beach. It was a war of attrition and the last man standing really.
                                                                                                                                                        Damien and Gareth are both grinders in their own right and I was just happy that I
                                                                                                                                                        could eventually get the job done. It really has been a special season and I couldn’t
                                                                                                                                                        imagine it would have gone the way it has. But I didn’t want to rest on my laurels and     Martin Kaymer
                                                                                                                                                        just cruise to Dubai, I wanted to try and finish strong.”
                                                                                                                                                        McDowell moved closer, in second place, to Race to Dubai leader Martin Kaymer,
                                                                                                                                                        the German struggling at Valderrama (he finished 21st) after three consecutive Tour
                                                                                                                                                        wins, starting with the US PGA Championship. Kaymer could have gone to the top of
                                                                                                                                                        the world rankings if he had won, finished runner-up alone or joint second with just
                                                                                                                                                        one other player, but that honour instead went to Lee Westwood, who didn’t play
                                                                                                                                                        at Valderrama. He ended Tiger Woods’ 281-week reign at the top, to become the
Luke Donald                                                  Álvaro Quirós                                                                              first European since Nick Faldo in 1994 to lead the world rankings. “I have a great        Sergio García
                                                                                                                                                        relationship with Tiger,” said the 37-year-old Westwood. “We have mutual respect
                                                                                                                                                        and have always got on well, on and off the course. I give him a little bit of stick and
                                                                                                                                                        he gives me a little. When Tiger was in his pomp everyone thought it (being number
                                                                                                                                                        one) was unattainable. But form comes and goes – I’m a perfect example of that –
                                                                                                                                                        and when we started to get a bit nearer the top of the rankings we started to think
                                                                                                                                                        it was attainable. It’s a great honour and a big responsibility. It certainly sounds and
                                                                                                                                                        feels good right now. When you are growing up and people say what do you want to
                                                                                                                                                        achieve, everyone says I want to be the best in the world. Right at this moment I can
                                                                                                                                                        show people the world rankings and say I am the best on the planet.”                       Damien McGrane

Rhys Davies and Luke Donald                                  Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño and Álvaro Quirós

Club de Campo del Mediterráneo, Castellón, Valencia – October 21-24
At 17 years and 188 days, Matteo Manassero became the youngest winner in the history of the European Tour, beating the previous
record of New Zealander Danny Lee who, while still an amateur, won the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic aged 18 and 213 days. The former
British Amateur champion had first made international headlines when he finished 13th in the 2009 British Open, winning the silver
medal as leading amateur. In Castellón, he began the final day two behind Gary Boyd but, as the Englishman wavered (eventually finishing
third), his young Italian rival blossomed – beating second-placed Ignacio Garrido by four shots. “It’s just fantastic,” he said. “I always try to
work for this moment and now I’ve done it it’s unbelievable; it’s a special moment. I couldn’t really imagine being a winner in my first year
and I just tried to keep my card – but I’m a winner already!”
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     By Peter Ledwidge
                                                                                                    GolF lesson
     sTRIKe IT BeTTeR
     You should start by looking at your footwork for solid ball striking. All great ball strikers have good footwork in common.
     I will often video the feet of a student separately when analysing their swing.
     The power is sourced from the ground and a proper swing starts from the ground up. Imagine trying to play golf wearing ice skates…
     how far could you hit it then?
     Golf shoes have studs for a reason, and both feet should be in contact with the ground at address and remain in contact with the
     ground during the backswing. At the completion of the backswing around 75 per cent of your weight should have shifted to your right
     foot (for right-handed golfers). The majority of golfers can manage this without too many issues; it is the downswing that causes the
     problems. Most high-handicappers struggle with their footwork. Some get up on their toes on the downswing, which most often causes
     a wicked slice or a pull hook. Others fall back on their heels, which causes similar problems.
     To “strike it better” the ball MUST be hit it on the downswing. To achieve this your weight must transfer to your left foot
     during the downswing. Here’s the key: at impact you should have around 75 per cent of your weight on your left foot
     and most of that should be in the left heel. Get the footwork right and then you will be able to keep your hands in
     front of the clubhead at impact and hit “ball then the ground” (see how Tiger does it in the photo sequence).

                                                Practice drill: Hit from grass, NOT mats, for this drill.
                                                With the ball in the centre of your stance and a 7 or 8-iron in
                                                your hand. Stick a tee peg FLUSH into the ground three to four
                                                centimetres in FRONT of your ball. The aim is to HIT the tee. The
                                                ball will, of course, get in the way and be struck on the down-
                                                swing before the bottom of the swing arc.                             This issue we welcome a new
                                                                                                                      correspondent for our popular
                                                Technical explanation
                                                                                                                      series of golf tips. PGA profes-
                                                The downward motion of the clubhead compresses the golf ball          sional and European Tour coach
                                                on the clubface. The point of separation is clearly before the        Peter Ledwidge is club profes-
                                                clubhead contacts the ground. The lines on the ball show the          sional at Golf Santa Ponça II and
                                                backspin generated.                                                   III – where non-members are
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                                                                                                                                                                            NUTRITION – SOUPS                                                                          MUSSEL AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TOMATO SOUP
                                                                                                                                                                            A great quick and easy way to fill up on these chilly winter days is to pack in a
                                                                                                                                                                            bowl of hot, nutritious soup. This particular recipe is full of beta carotene and fibre.
                                                                                                                                                                            Toss in some prawns or cubed chicken or tofu to meet your protein requirements.

   Staying fit ...                                                                                                                                                          LENTIL AND BUTTERNUT
                                                                                                                                                                            SQUASH SOUP
    and happy                                                                                                                                                               The flavours of this soup only get better as it sits for a day or two. You can use
                                                                                                                                                                            other winter squash such as acorn or buttercup.

                                                                                                                                                                            Ingredients (serves 6)
                   with Katie Handyside                                                                                                                                     1 medium butternut squash, about 5 cups (1.25 lt),
                                                                                                                                                                            diced, seeds reserved
                                                                                                                                                                            2 tablespoon (30 ml) olive oil                                                             Environmentally friendly: Mussels are inexpensive, easy to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       prepare and farmed in a manner that is actually beneficial
                                                                                                                                                                            1 cup (250 ml) red or yellow lentils
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to surrounding waterways.
                                                                                                                                                                            1 tsp (5 ml) turmeric                                                                      Health benefits: Mussels have a laudable protein-to-fat-
                                                                                                                                                                            1 tsp (5 ml) cumin seeds                                                                   ratio and a wealth of iron, the antioxidant selenium, phos-

WORKOUT                                                                                                                                                                     1 medium onion, finely chopped
                                                                                                                                                                            3 garlic cloves, minced
                                                                                                                                                                            1 in (2.5 cm) piece fresh ginger, minced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       phorus, vitamin C and vitamin B12 – needed for proper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nerve function and DNA synthesis.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Recipe note: You can find tamarind pulp at most Asian and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Indian markets. Clams would work in this dish as well. The
What better excuse to get healthy and in shape than a wedding! In order to fit in                                                                                                                                                                                      recipe can be halved.
                                                                                                                                                                            1 teaspoon (5 ml) garam masala or curry powder
your workout with everything else you have to organise you need a short, inten-
sive calorie-burning, quick-toning routine to keep those stress levels in check                                                                                             salt and pepper to taste                                                                   Ingredients (serves 4)
and have you looking and feeling great on the day.                                                                                                                          juice of lemon, about 1 tablespoon (15 ml)                                                 4 tablespoons (60 ml) tamarind pulp
                                                                                                                                                                            coriander                                                                                  1 chilli, seeded and chopped
The best way to achieve this is by combining as many body parts into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3 cloves garlic, chopped
exercise as possible. Try the short circuit below: total exercise time 20 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                            • Preheat oven                                                                             2 in (5 cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
– but make sure you crank up the intensity. (If you have more time then simply
                                                                                                                                                                            to 400 F (200 C).                                                                          5 medium tomatoes, chopped
repeat the circuit – keep moving in between the exercises so you continue
                                                                                                                                                                            Place the squash                                                                           2 teaspoons (10 ml) mustard seeds
burning those calories.) This targets all the major muscle groups.
                                                                                                                                                                            on a baking sheet                                                                          2 teaspoons (10 ml) cumin powder
                                                                                                                                                                            lined with foil and                                                                        2 teaspoons (10 ml) coriander powder
1. PLANk wITH ALTERNATING LEG LIFT                          and then press them over your head while            with all four limbs on the ground – your arms               toss with one table-                                                                       3 lbs (1.5 kg) farmed mussels
(Optional – use a stability ball or start from the floor)   bringing your extended right leg in front of you.   behind you and keep your hands aligned with                 spoon (15 ml) of                                                                           1/2 cup (125 ml) fresh coriander, chopped
Target muscles: abdominals, core, bottom and                Repeat from the start (standing) position. Alter-   your shoulders. The knees should be bent at                 vegetable oil. Bake                                                                        1/5 teaspoon (2 ml) turmeric
lower.                                                      natively, you can try walking lunges.               approximately 45 degrees, with the lower legs               for 25 minutes, or                                                                         freshly ground pepper and salt to taste
Begin: Place both of your forearms on a stabili-            Make this move harder: Pulse your leg 10            perpendicular to the ground. To complete the                until the squash
ty ball or underneath you on the floor, with your           times in the lifted position. Increase the weight   starting position, straighten your left leg so              becomes tender,                                                                            • Place tamarind pulp in bowl and cover with six cups
legs extended behind you. Tighten your abs                                                                      that it is pointing upward at 45 degrees in line            stirring halfway.                                                                            (1.5 lt) of boiling water. Let soak for 10 minutes.
and lift your hips. Make sure you are balanced              3. ALTERNATING PUSH-UP                              with the right upper leg                                    • Meanwhile, in a                                                                          • In a blender or food processor, mix together the chilli,
and stable on top of the ball or floor.                     Target muscles: shoulders, triceps and chest.       Action: Lower your body toward the ground by                medium saucepan,                                                                             garlic, ginger and tomatoes until smooth; set aside.
                                                            Begin: In a push-up position, begin with your       bending at the elbows and increasing knee                   combine the lentils,                                                                       • In a small pan, dry-toast the mustard seeds until they
Action: Hold your position as you lift one leg
                                                            right hand on a dumbbell or ball or step/raised     flexion with the weight in the back of your                 turmeric and two                                                                             pop. Add cumin and coriander; heat for about one
off the ground several inches; avoid arching
                                                            platform, your left hand on the ground.             arms. Once you almost reach the ground, push                and a half cups (625 ml) of water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer               minute, then set aside.
your lower back. Hold for two breaths, and
                                                                                                                yourself back to the starting position. Repeat,             covered for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the lentils begin to break down.                    • Rinse the mussels and toss any that are broken or do
then return to the starting position. Repeat,               Action: Move your body down toward the
                                                                                                                then change the lifted leg.                                                                                                                              not shut when lightly tapped. In a large pot, bring eight
alternating legs.                                           ground, as in a regular push-up, and then                                                                       • Clean the squash seeds of pulp and dry well with a paper towel. Toast the
                                                                                                                Start with two minutes of skipping, and be-                                                                                                              cups (2 lt) of water to a boil; add the mussels, cover
                                                            return to the starting position. After complet-                                                                 seeds together with salt to taste in a dry pan over a medium heat until golden,
2. LUNGE AND OVERHEAD PRESS                                                                                     tween each exercise perform two minutes of                                                                                                               and cook until they open up – about three to five min-
                                                            ing one repetition, place your left hand on the                                                                 about three to four minutes, stirring frequently.
Target muscles: legs, bottom, core, shoulders,                                                                  skipping. Total skip time = 10 minutes. Great                                                                                                            utes. Drain the mussels, toss any that stayed shut, and
                                                            dumbbell and remove your right hand; place                                                                      • Add the cooked squash to the lentils and mash with a fork or potato masher.
back and biceps.                                                                                                workout: equivalent to a 30-minute jog.                                                                                                                  set the others aside.
                                                            it on the floor. This is one repetition. Complete
Begin: Standing upright with dumbbells at                                                                                                                                   • In a large saucepan, heat one tablespoon (15 ml) of oil over a medium heat.              • Return the pot to heat and strain the tamarind liquid
                                                            these sets by keeping on changing the hand
your side; step forward with your left leg into a                                                                                                                           Add the cumin seeds and heat for one minute. Add the onion, garlic and ginger                through a sieve into a pot. Mix in the tomato mixture,
                                                            that is on the floor with assisted push-ups with
lunge position – knee at 90 degrees. (Be sure                                                                                                                               and cook until the onion softens and becomes translucent – about five minutes.               toasted spices, cilantro, turmeric and black pepper.
                                                            your knees on the floor – or challenge yourself
not to let your back knee touch the floor, and                                                                                                                              Stir in the garam masala and cook for one minute. Add the lentils, squash, purée,            Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Return the
                                                            with straight legs, depending on your strength.
look down to make sure your knee does not                                                                                                                                   salt, pepper and three cups (750 ml) of water or vegetable stock. Bring to a boil            mussels in shells to the soup.
                                                            Over time straighten your legs and perform as
go beyond your toe – i.e. that it is aligned with                                                                                                                           and simmer for 10 minutes. Add more liquid if desired. Stir in lemon juice.                • Ladle the soup into bowls and lightly season with sea
                                                            many push-ups as you can and then drop your
your ankle.)                                                                                                                                                                • Puree in a blender in batches. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with                   salt.
                                                            knees to the floor and continue
                                                                                                                Katie Handyside is a US-trained and qualified personal      toasted squash seeds and coriander.
Action: From the lunge, transition into a stand-                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Each serving contains: 359 calories; 42 gr protein;
                                                            4. FLOOR TRICEP DIP wITH BODY wEIGHT                trainer based in Mallorca who runs a mobile company.
ing posture by moving your right leg forward,                                                                   She covers every aspect of health and nutrition, with the   Each serving contains: 229 calories; 10 gr protein; 6 gr total fat (1 gr saturated         8 gr total fat (2 gr saturated fat, 0 gr trans fat); 29 gr
placing your weight on your left leg. Simultane-            Target muscles: triceps, shoulders and chest.
                                                                                                                latest technology and equipment; offering individual and    fat, 0 gr trans fat); 37 gr carbohydrates; 12 gr fibre; 8 mg sodium.                       carbohydrates; 3 gr fibre; 1,120 mg sodium.
ously, curl the dumbbells up to your shoulders              Begin: Assume a normal tricep dip position          group training for all ages and abilities in fitness.
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                                                                                                                           The relatively safe return of

Golden mean
                                                                                                                           corporate bonds constitutes a
                                                                                                                           fine alternative for investors,
                                                                                                                           says Mads Schierup Petersen,
                                                                                                                           Head of Business Develop-

for investors


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set class into focus: corporate bonds, an asset class which has so          The financial crisis led to major declines in corporate bond prices.
far produced good returns for investors. In addition, the credit mar-       Recent years have seen large price increases and high interest
ket has been attractive to the issuing companies, which have had an         rates. The yield outlook for corporate bonds is now nearing more
alternative to banks as regards funding.                                    normal levels.
This is part of the explanation of why Danish companies – e.g. A.P.
Moller-Maersk and Vestas – have been active in a credit market              The market offers exciting alternatives for investors with
which already includes other Danish companies such as DONG, ISS             different risk profiles. For further details, please contact
and TDC, according to Mads Schierup Petersen, Head of Business              Mads Schierup Petersen, Head of Business Development:
Development.                                                                Tel. (+41) 71 227 81 23.
Corporate bonds offer a real alternative to investors because they

are safer. Moreover they out-perform Danish government bonds.                                                                                                                                                     from
Investors can choose to invest in low-risk bonds – e.g. Danish gov-
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                                   Penn to Paper                                                                                                  WHAT’S ON IN
                                    I am pretty sure that I am having    people can sit still and just watch when a singer or band is giving
                                                                                                                                                  NOVEMBER                                                            Compiled by Laura Penn:

                                    a mid-life crisis. Then again,       it large on the mike. I have tried – really I have – but my knees
                                    as I have a crisis on a regular      start first… they begin to bob up and down all by themselves, then
                                    basis, I should be used to them      my bum wiggles, the shoulders get involved and before I know it I
                                    by now! The interesting thing is     am full-on flinging myself all over the place like David Brent in The    Monday 1st                                                                                    garde performed by the acoustic chamber
                                    that I have noticed that I seem to   Office.                                                                  MALLORCA CRICKET CLUB                           Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th               group Tin Hat. The concert takes place
                                    be reverting to my student days      That is what music does to me and I don’t care. I have never             VERSUS THE PIRATES XI                           M FACTOR TALENT AT MOOD BEACH                 at Palma’s Teatro Principal and starts at
                                    (and, believe me, that’s quite a     claimed to be “cool”. I lost any credibility on that score when I wore                                                   Escape the x Factor on television on a        7pm.
                                    while ago now!). My fridge looks     that old leather jacket with a Ra Ra skirt and leg warmers.              Always an entertaining spectacle… as the        Saturday night and join in the M Factor
                                    like something from The Young        If you think that you have what it takes to please an audience there     cast and crew of the Pirates Adventure          instead! Every Saturday throughout No-        Saturday 20th
                                    Ones and I am regressing back to     is a chance for you to prove it throughout this month at the M Fac-      take on our local “men in white” at the         vember there is a chance to show off your     KING RICHARD III CHRISTMAS
my early days in radio by turning into a groupie… all I need to do is    tor talent contest, with heats every Saturday night at Mood Beach        ground in Magaluf. Some clever spark has        talent at the singing competition at Mood
                                                                                                                                                  managed to schedule the match the day                                                                       FAYRE
to find my favourite old leather jacket!                                 in Costa dén Blanes. So don’t just sing into your hairbrush in front                                                     Beach in Costa dén Blanes. The prize for
I blame the abundance of great live music on offer here on Mal-          of the mirror: get up on stage and prove that you are the next Joe       after the Pirates’ 21st Halloween end-of-       the overall winner is €1,000 so loosen up                           It’s back! Last year
lorca where, for the price of a drink, you can go into a bar and hear    McElderry or Alexandra Burke.                                            season bash, so it is well worth popping        the vocal cords and show Mallorca that                              it was replaced by a
so many of our local performers doing their thing. Over the past few     If you want to hear great music on your radio, tune into the only        down to see how the six-packed (but hun-        you have what it takes to be a star.                                sponsored walk but
months I have seen Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Freddie Mercury, Michael        programmes broadcast in English on the island at 92.9FM or on-           gover) acrobats fare against the “experi-                                                                           now the annual fund-
Jackson, the Beatles and Elton John. Obviously only one was the          line at                                        ence” of the MCC team. Wickets pitched at       Tuesday 9th                                                         raiser for the Allen
real article, but who cares!                                             (Laura Penn presents English Radio Mallorca every Saturday and           1pm… with an especially well-stocked bar                                                                            Graham Charity 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                  BLOW-DRY MARATHON FOR
I love a live gig and one thing that I will never understand is how      Sunday from 10am till 1pm on 92.9FM, Radio Marratxi.)                    and snacks available at the clubhouse.                                                        Kidz at the King Richard School in Portals
                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHILDREN’S CHARITIES                          Nous is returning. Lots of stalls, games, a
                                                                                                                                                  Friday 5th                                      Get pampered and raise money for a good       massive raffle with lots of excellent prizes
                                                                                                                                                  BONFIRE NIGHT AT MALLORCA                       cause at the same time. The Bling Blow-       and, of course, Santa’s grotto.
                                                                                                                                                  CRICKET CLUB                                    Dry Marathon from 9.30am until 4.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                  at Mood Beach is a chance to get your hair    Friday 26th
                                                                                                                                                                     After last year’s wash-      professionally blow-dried while helping to    ANTHONY BLAKE – “CLOSER”
                                                                                                                                                                     out due to a tornado         raise money for children’s charities. Local
                                                                                                                                                                     hitting the ground and                                                     Spain’s answer to Derren Brown will
                                                                                                                                                                                                  resident Ben Miles is getting on his bike
                                                                                                                                                                     spoiling the party, this                                                   amaze you with his act of magic and men-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to cycle across Europe next year and to
                                                                                                                                                                     year’s celebrations                                                        tal gymnastics. You wont believe your eyes
                                                                                                                                                                                                  get the money-raising ball rolling you will
                                                                                                                                                                     promise to be bigger and                                                   or ears. This evening of brain scrabbling
                                                                                                                                                                                                  be asked to donate a minimum of €15 for
                                                                                                                                                  better than ever. Now in its 16th year this                                                   is on at the Palma Auditorium starting at
                                                                                                                                                                                                  your blow-dry. Bookings are strongly advis-
                                                                                                                                                  is probably one of the biggest gatherings                                                     9pm and costing €28.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  able so call 971 680 548.
                                                                                                                                                  of expats (of many nationalities) on the
                                                                                                                                                  island. The grand fireworks display will be                                                   Saturday 27th
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 11th
                                                                                                                                                  followed by live entertainment from Wired                                                     FOOTLOOSE ON THE DANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                  NETWORKING OVER DINNER
                                                                                                                                                  and the Ta Las, and the event is hosted                                                       FLOOR
                                                                                                                                                  by yours truly and Froggy Fred of English       Meet and get to know other people in busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ness at the Connect! networking event at      Not So Strictly Dance Competition, the
                                                                                                                                                  Radio. Gates open at 6pm: adults €5;
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mood Beach. Starting at 8.30pm there will     next edition of the popular dance contests
                                                                                                                                                  children 5-12 years €1; under-fives free.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  be a three-course meal with wine for €25.     organised by teacher Ian Pickles, is held
                                                                                                                                                  Free parking and plenty of refreshments
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Book in advance on Tel. 971 676 456           at the Santa Ponça Golf Hotel. Four more
                                                                                                                                                  on offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                light-footed hopefuls will take to the dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday 13th                                 floor in an attempt to gain the coveted win-
                                                                                                                                                  Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th                                                                     ner’s trophy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  DISNEY LIVE – MICKEY’S MUSIC
                                                                                                                                                  XXI MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                  FESTIVAL                                      Sunday 28th
                                                                                                                                                  AT GOLF FANTASIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                  One for the kids! Lots of songs from          ESRA NORTH WINTER WONDER-
                                                                                                                                                                    A holiday for two is one
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mickey’s movies mixed in different styles     LAND CHRISTMAS FAYRE
                                                                                                                                                                    of the prizes on offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                  from hip hop to reggae, rock to country.
                                                                                                                                                                    to competitors in this                                                      The gang at ESRA North are always busy in
                                                                                                         waterhouse – ATT, S.L.                                                                   Performances are at Palma´s Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                    popular test of putting                                                     the winter and this year they are celebrat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  at 4pm and 7pm on Saturday and only
                                                                                                          Pol. Ind. Son Bugadelles                                  skills at the three mini                                                    ing 25 years of fund-raising with a magical
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4pm on Sunday. Tickets are €25 and €35.
                                                                                                            C/. Islas Baleares, 7                 golf courses in Palmanova. Saturday is the                                                    Winter Wonderland fayre at the Santa Do-
                                                                                                                                                  adults tournament, starting at 10.30am                                                        mingo Cloisters in Pollença. Having raised
                                                                                                            07189 Santa Ponsa                                                                     Sunday 14th
                                                                                                                                                  and ending with a prize-giving gala dinner                                                    over €95,000 you would think they would
                                                                                                           Tel.: (+34) 971 694 578                                                                WAITING FOR WAITS FESTIVAL –
                                                                                                                                                  in the evening; while Sunday is the kids                                                      have a rest… but no! They are aiming for
                                                                                                           Fax: (+34) 971 692 457                 competition, with lunch and prizes for the      TIN HAT CONCERT                               the €100,000 mark with this special day,
    Pool Technic             Water Purification                Waterpump                                    info@                    first three budding Tiger Woods – but all       Enjoy a mixture of southern blues, blue-      which will include stalls, entertainment
                                                               Service                                                 the children taking part will receive a gift.   grass, eastern European folk and avant-       and much more.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AUTUMN FAYRE FOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHARITY IN CALVIÁ
HELPING OTHERS AT                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The sun shone on a special charity

CHRISTMAS TIME                                                                                                                                                                                                                              day in Santa Ponça organised by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Rotary Club of Calvià. Hundreds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of people took part in the annual
Mediterranea, the charity based in Portals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sponsored walk around the town
Nous, has announced the projects it is work-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and then enjoyed the Autumn Fayre
ing on for the next 12 months. These include
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and a massive free concert on the
feeding the needy in Calvià and Palma; reading,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            promenade featuring many local en-
writing, Spanish, English and computer lessons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tertainers. The acts included Wired,
in Palma Nova, Palma and Son Gotleu; and help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lee Anthony, Graeme Dee, Gaynor,
for senior citizens. Dr Michael Stoma, the found-
                                                           GALA FINALE FOR KARTING VELA CHALLENGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Charlie and Jon Paul Bradshaw. The
er of the charity, is also appealing for people to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            concert was arranged and hosted by
donate goods that could be used as Christmas               The roar of engines and smell of petrol prevailed at the race track in Cán Picafort,                                                                                             John Ballard and Angela Guerrero of
gifts for those in need this festive season. If you        where the Vela Karting Challenge saw more than 15 teams of four drivers battle it                                                                                                Calvià Town Hall Over €9,000 was
have items to give to the charity contact Michael          over a three-hour endurance race on 120kph karts! The event was followed by the                                                                                                  raised for local children’s charities
by email at:                   famous Vela Ball at Ses Cases de Font Seca near Palmanyola. The black tie affair                                                                                                 on the island and a fabulous day
                                                           consisted of a champagne reception, prize giving and buffet dinner, followed by the                                                                                              was had by all.
                                                           Whisky Facile band and DJ Julian playing music till late.

NEWS ROUND-UP                                                                                                               Compiled by Laura Penn

 Mood Beach Bar is offering would-be stars a chance to sing their way
 to up to €1,000 cash in the ““M Factor” talent competition, based on
 the x Factor TV show. You will be able to show off your singing by per-
 forming just one song; then the audience will vote for their favourite
 to go through to the final. There are two categories: junior (19 years
 or younger) and senior (20 and older). The finals will be held on two
 separate evenings when contestants will sing three songs in different
 categories: rock/pop; song from a musical; and personal choice. The
 winner of the junior competition will take home €500 and the senior
 winner will pocket €1,000. The heats and finals are hosted by popular
 local DJ Jon White.
 In order to take part, contact Vicki McLeod by email at

                                                                             DOUBLE OR NOTHING! or Tel. 638 767 366.

                                                                             Do you feel lucky? If you like a gamble, then take up the chal-
                                                                             lenge laid down by Mood Beach Bar and Restaurant in Costa D’en
                                                                             Blanes, which has come up with an innovative idea for the winter
                                                                             restaurant season. “We wanted to offer our clients a really good
                                                                             deal, and we wanted to excite them a little with a dare!” said Mar-
                                                                             garet Whittaker OBE, the owner of Mood. Every Friday and Saturday
                                                                             night Mood’s customers can choose from a select three-course
                                                                                                                                                             You are very welcome at our showroom and design studio in Santa Ponsa.
                                                                             menu plus an amuse bouche and petit fours, and sip unlimited
                                                                             amounts of house wine with their meal, for the bargain price of                 We have lots of beautiful Christmas decorations, gifts and stocking fillers.
                                                                             €49 per head. However, when the bill arrives the diners then have                       Free gift wrapping service and gift vouchers are available.
                                                                             the option to either just pay the bill, or to toss a coin. If they call the
                                                                             toss correctly then they don’t have to pay; if they get it wrong then
                                                                             they have to pay double. Intrigued?                                                        Showroom. Santa Ponsa Poligono, Calle Valencia 59
                                                                                                                                                                           Tel. +34 971 693 092 • Email.
                                                                             Visit or Tel. 971 676 456.                                                          We have German speaking staff from 12 noon
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MáxIME                                                           MOOd                                      PunTA nEGRA                                      SAnTA CLARA
situated at Val d’or golf club with                              the exquisite restaurant at Mood          located on a small peninsula on the              a charming blend of old and new in
views overlooking the course.                                    offers fantastic views out across the     costa d‘en Blanes, with direct access            Palma’s old quarter, just steps away
Máxime offers a fantastic menu for                               sea at costa d’en Blanes. excel-          to the beach and two small coves                 from the city centre. Facilities include
lunch or dinner. the extensive menu                              lent food ranging from risottos to        with crystal-clear waters. great pool            individually designed rooms, fantastic
ranges from wok dishes to Mediter-                               tender steaks to smoked salmon and        facilities and an excellent seafront             spa facilities and a decked roof terrace
ranean BBQ nights.                                               scrambled eggs.                           restaurant.                                      with stunning views over Palma.

ctra cala d’or Porto colom km 7.7                                costa d’en Blanes, Puerto Portals         ctra. andratx Km. 12                              sant alonso 16
s’Horta                                                          tel: 971 676 456                          costa d’en Blanes                                 Palma de Mallorca
tel: 971 837 579                                                                    tel: 971 680 762                                  tel: 971 729 231

PORT ALT                                                         yACHT CLuB CALA d’OR                      HOTEL TRES                                       zHERO
Picturesque restaurant with beautiful                            Fully facilitated country club situat-    tucked away in the bustling streets              this chic and vibrant hotel is located
views of the ocean, located in Portals                           ed overlooking the luxurious harbour      of Palma is this 16th century palace,            metres from the beach in illetas and
nous. creative cuisine and a fantastic                           at cala d’or. great bistrot restaurant    converted into modern luxury with a              features luxurious pool, lounging area
ambience. great BBQ and paella at the                            with an extensive menu.                   scandinavian minimalist style. Breath-           and modern bar. don’t miss the BBQ
weekends!!                                                                                                 taking roof terrace and fantastically            party every sunday!
                                                                                                           equipped rooms.

c/ oratorio 1                                                    avda. cala llonga s/n,                    calle apuntadors                                  crta. Palma-andratx, 6
Portals nous                                                     cala d’or                                 Palma de Mallorca                                 cas catala
tel: 971 676 179                                                 tel: 971 648 203                                                     tel: 971 917 917
                                                                                                           tel: 971 717 333

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                                                                                                                                     RESIdEnCIAL BEndInAT                         EASTLAkE PROPERTIES
                                                                                                                                     dE PORTOCOLOM                                MALLORCA
                                                                                                                                     two, three and four bedroom and
         Shoes & Accessoires since 1982                                         Shoes & Accessoires since 1982                       townhouses located within 120 metres
                    SHOPS:                                             The most beautiful shoes from international                   of the seafront in Portocolom.
             PUERTO DE ANDRAITX                                        designers for HIM (38 - 47) and HER (34 - 43) -
           C./ Farmaceutico González, 4
                                                                       also in half sizes!!!
          Avda. Paguera, 20, Edif. Capri
                                                                       The choice is unusually wide from flat & sporty
                                                                       to dizzily high and classical elegance, diverse
                PUERTO PORTALS
                   Local N° 73                                         bags to match and outfits from ELEMENTE
                                                                       CLEMENTE round up the creative selection.
           OUTLET STORE: -40%
                                                                               SHOPS: PUERTO DE ANDRAITX
                 SANTA PONSA
                                                                                PAGUERA · PUERTO PORTALS                             tel: 971 405 000                             tel: 663 959 120
 C./ Mar Mediterraneo, 71, Poligono Son Bugadelles
                                                                               OUTLET STORE: SANTA PONSA                                     
       TEL. +34 639 755 913                                                    TEL. +34 639 755 913 ·                            ·

  PAREO COnnECTIOn                                                     RITA ROTH                                                     IMPERIAL PROPERTIES                          JEROME LEdIn
  Ultra chic boutique located in                                       located in cala d’or, this designer
  illetas that specialises in beautiful                                boutique stocks super brands such
  sarongs and beach wear.                                              as Moschino, cavalli, Jean Paul
                                                                       gautier and 7 for all Mankind to
                                                                       name just a few.

  Paseo de illetas no 52                                               avda. tagomago 51                                             avenida rey Jaume 1 , no. 111, local 5       calle centro no.8
  Balneario de illetas                                                 cala d’or                                                     santa Ponsa                                  santanyi
  tel: 971 651 285                                                     tel: 971 659 121                                                          tel: 971 653 557                                                                                                                tel: 971 692 434                   

                                                                                                                                     küHn & PARTnER                               LAS MILAnAS
                                                                                                                                                                                  luxury penthouses and apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                  located in cala Moragues, Puerto

                                                                                                                                     Head office: c/ Pueblo espanol, 55           c/ tord. cala Moragues
                                                                                                                                     Palma de Mallorca                            Pto andratx
                                                                                                                                     tel: 971 228 020                             tel: 971 238 597

                                                                                                                                     IMMOBILIARIA                                 BEAuMOnT
                                                                                                                                     LuCIE HAuRI                                  PORPERTIES
Paseo del Mar 52 – 07181Palmanova                    971680253   San Miguel 37- 07002 Palma                              971213752
Ramón de Moncada 25 – 07180 santa Ponça              971692703   Alexandre Rosselló – 07002 Palma                        971774150                                                it is not difficult to purchase or sell
                                                                                                                                                                                  a property in Mallorca - not with the
notario Alemany 2 – 07182 Magaluf                    971131719   Oms 18 – 07003 Palma                                    971214301                                                professional help from Beaumount
Puig de Galatzó 6- 07180 santa Ponça                 971694330   Jaume II, 20 – 07001 Palma                              971214181                                                Properties. together we can make
                                                                                                                                                                                  your dream come true.
Paseo del Mar 7 – 07181 Palmanova                    971682761   Colom 8 – 07001 Palma                                   971214400
Punta Ballena 11 – 07182 Magaluf                     971681598   Sindicat 67 – 07002 Palma                               972228412
Av. Peguera, 59 – 07160 PegUera                      971685264   Antonio Maura - Palma                                   971425454
Av. Peguera, 41 – 07160 PegUera                      971687302   Porto Pi Cenro – 07015 Palma                            971405857   Plaza san José, 11                           santa Ponsa
                                                                                                                                     alquería Blanca                              tel: 971 697 256
Punta Ballena 2 – 07182 Magaluf                      971132540   Centro Comercial Alcampo -Marratxí                      971604065
                                                                                                                                     tel: 971 164 373                   
duque de Extremera 14- 07181 Palmanova               971681615   Centro Comercial Carrefour                              971294656                    
Plaça Joan Carles 1 - 07012 Palma                    971213854   Bartomeu Riutort 20 – 07610 can Pastilla                971262299
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                               directory | clubs&bars
kAELuM                                         MOOd LOunGE BAR

                                                                                                                                                                  Our Mallorca
trendy nightclub located on avenida            the lounge Bar is the place to meet
argentina – metres from the port of            and greet friends before heading into
Palma. Playing everything from funk,           the restaurant or out for a night in the
hip-hop, soul, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s and         city. the lighting is low, the mood is
disco funky house.                             sensuous and the dance floor beckons.
                                               You can make every night party night
                                               at Mood.
                                                                                                                                                                Johanna Lane and Ayesha Wood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo: Oliver Neilson
avenida argentina 1                            tel: 971 676 456
Palma de Mallorca                    
tel: 971 730 210
                                                                                                             JOHANNA LANE AND AYESHA WOOD RUN DIAMOND EVENTS, SPECIALISING IN WEDDINGS, SPORTS AND CORPORATE
                                                                                                             PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS. VICKI MCLEOD CAUGHT UP WITH THE DUO AFTER A VERY BUSY SEASON.
PACHA MALLORCA                                 SA RAPITA                                                     What originally brought you to Mallorca?          Ayesha: We love it; we’re constantly doing        And drink?
                                                                                                             Johanna: I feel like I grew up here. I didn’t     different things – we do weddings, golf           Johanna: I really like red Faustino I.
this new trendy club has a main                located in the idyllic village of sa
                                                                                                             go to school here but my family holidays          tournaments, club nights, beach rugby,            Ayesha: It depends on what time of day it
room, featuring some of the most               rapita, this exclusive beach club is
                                               perfect for the whole family. relax
                                                                                                             were always in Mallorca. After I finished my      birthdays... The variety of events gives us       is. In the afternoon I quite like cold sangria
well known dJs. Pacha has a
variety of different spaces including          in style around the generous pool,                            degree in Newcastle in fashion design, I did      inspiration – the different experiences and       in the summer, but after dark it would defi-
a funky room, chill out room, sushi            or enjoy one of the many sporting                             an apprenticeship with Alexander Queen            challenges give us new ideas.                     nitely have to be white wine.
club lounge, restaurant and many               activities taking place regularly.                            and I moved to Mallorca.                          Johanna: You’ve got to constantly change
terraces to name just a few.                                                                                 Ayesha: I was living in the UK and knew           and adapt to new clients and that’s really        What would be your own dream wedding?
                                                                                                             someone who had a club in Cala d’Or. I got        exciting for us.                                  Ayesha: My wedding would be really
                                                                                                             a job there running the promotions and                                                              relaxed and friendly, really casual. There
                                                                                                             working as a professional dancer. After four      what is the most fascinating place you            would be LOADS of music.
calle cordoba, 3                               c/ girasol s/n                                                                                                  have visited around the world?
                                                                                                             years of moving back and forth from the UK                                                          Johanna: I think mine would be pretty much
Palma nova, calvia                             sa rapita
                                                                                                             I just decided to stay.                           Ayesha: The Similian Islands in Thailand          the same. I’d like to have a paella, or a
tel: 971 681 077                               tel: 971 641 172                                                                                                                                               – it means “seven” and it is seven uninhab-       barbecue, nothing formal. I’d want it to be
                                                                                                             What is your favourite place in Mallorca?         ited islands. It’s a four-hour boat trip to get   quite intimate.
                                                                                                             Ayesha: I don’t have a particular favourite       there; the snorkelling is amazing. I have         Ayesha: Your wedding should be your own
                                                                                                             place but what I love about Mallorca is           the most wonderful memories of that trip.         personal declaration of love.
                                                                                                             how it can surprise you. Sometimes when           I loved the feeling of being isolated and         ML&S!: Perhaps you should get married to
                                                                                                             I’m driving around I’ll suddenly have my          detached from everything.                         each other!
                                                                                                             breath taken away by a view. It’s easy to get     Johanna: From the sea some of Mallorca            Ayesha: You’re not the first person to say
                                                                                                             caught up in day-to-day living, and it’s lovely   looks like just like Thailand. For me it          that!
                                                                                                             to be reminded that we live somewhere             would have to be New Zealand – I travelled
                                                                                                             really beautiful.                                                                                   What was the last album you
                                                                                                                                                               around the North and South Islands and
                                                                                                             Johanna: And the storms here are amazing;                                                           downloaded?
                                                                                                                                                               went everywhere by bus: every day was
                                                                                                             the autumn is really good for those!                                                                Ayesha: Elton John, after his concert. We
                                                                                                                                                               different – sky diving, climbing up a glacier,
                                                         Inspirational Floral Design                         Have you visited any of the other Balearic
                                                                                                                                                               swimming with dolphins… it’s so varied. I
                                                                                                                                                               could be travelling on the bus for 12 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 had a brilliant night.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Johanna: No, it was Pendulum after the
                                                                                                             islands?                                                                                            Mallorca Rocks gig the next day.
                                                                         +34 676 369 726                     Ayesha & Johanna: (lots of laughing) Ibiza!
                                                                                                                                                               and it didn’t get boring; the landscape
                                                                                                                                                               constantly changes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ayesha: Yes, you’re right; we got both of the
                                                                                                             It has to be the number one island to visit                                                         albums after that weekend. Both fantastic.
                                                                               for a bit of an escape and a party. We love       Have you seen women’s roles change in
                                                                                                             it, but we couldn’t live there full-time!         your industry?                                    And, finally, what’s in your handbag?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Johanna: What’s not in my handbag!
                                                                                                             How did you get into wedding and event            Johanna: Maybe not so much with wedding           Ayesha: I don’t have to carry very much
                                                                                                             planning?                                         planning. Girls know what brides want, so         ‘cause Jo’s got it all!
                                                                                                             Johanna: A couple of friends of ours asked        wedding planners do tend to be women.
                                                                                                             us to do their wedding party. But we only         Ayesha: But club promotions have definitely
                                                                                                             had two weeks to get it together. We really       changed – pretty girls would do the door,
                                                                                                             went to town with it to make it the best day      but you would have a guy as the head of            XMAS PARTY!
                                                                                                             possible for them. We even flew in stilt-         the promotions. These days it’s not unusual
                                                                                                                                                               to see a woman in charge as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Johanna and Ayesha are planning a
                                                                                                             walkers from the UK. On the day we got so                                                            Christmas party for 10 December.
                                                                                                             many comments from their guests saying
                                                                                                             we should do it for a living that we thought,     What’s your favourite Mallorcan dish?              If you would like more information
                                                                                                             well, why not? We’ve been in business for         Johanna: Pa amb oli.                               about them visit:
                                                                                                             two years now.                                    Ayesha: Frito mallorquin.

                                                                        Your furniture shopping advisor.
                                                                   tel. 619 656 058                                                                                                                                                       95
                                                                                       Relax, enjoy, live.

IP2-718                       795.000 €          SANTA PONSA VILLA          IP2-620                      630.000 €           ES CAPDELLA FINCA       IP2-568                      399.000 €      SANTA PONSA APARTMENT
Panoramic sea view villa in small, secluded, exclusive community in          REDUCED FROM 725,000€. This charming, rustic, finca with 149             Large frontline south facing 4 bed and 3 bath apartment. Fantastic
Santa Ponsa. Recently renovated to a very high standard throughout,         m2 built and 17 500 m2 of land, situated in a very quiet and private       views over the bay of Santa Ponsa, located in a sort after position
3 en-suite double bedrooms, reversible a/c, 2 parkings, constructed          area. Totally renovated, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large kitchen           with community parking and pool. 125m2 plus 45m2 of sunny
      140m2, sea views from terrace and 60m2 roof terrace.                   open to the living room, terraces, swimming pool and fruit trees. A                                    terraces.
                                                                                      dream for those who want to live in the country.

IP2-705         2.895.000 €         SANTA PONSA FRONT LINE VILLA            IP2-696                      599.000 €           VILLA IN QUIET AREA     IP-667    315.000 €                                      SANTA PONSA
Price reduced from 3.250.000€. Spectacular front line designer villa          Bordering green zone and close to Santa Ponsa Golf on 1200 m2           APARTMENT WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH This spacious two bed-
with direct sea access. With 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, panoram-             plot. The house has four double bedrooms with three bathrooms,         room apartment is situated in a luxury complex in the center of Santa
ic sea views, stunning gardens and viewing area leading down to the          guest studio, pool, garage, kitchen with pantry, laundry, water tank,   Ponsa, within walking distance to beach, shops and restaurants. The
   sea, this is a unique and exclusive villa in an excellent location.       large living room, several terraces and views over the bay of Santa       complex has a great outdoor pool area, garden and spa area with
                                                                                                             Ponsa.                                    heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The apartment is in a
                                                                                                                                                      very good condition, has a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning in
                                                                                                                                                       bedrooms and living room, large terrace overlooking the pool area
                                                                                                                                                      and balcony to the other side. This apartment has also a storeroom
                                                                                                                                                                        and two private parking spaces.

IP2-681                       995.000 €                PORT ADRIANO         IP2-616                     3.500.000 €                 SANTA PONçA      IP2-155                     1.095.000 €                       GéNOVA
   Reduced from 1.390.000 €. LARGE LUXURY PENTHOUSE NEAR                    FANTASTIC SEA VIEW 5 BEDROOM VILLA offers the ultimate in luxury            REDUCED TO SELL: Beautiful family villa set in the hills of Génova
  PORT ADRIANO, superbly located in one of the best complexes in                quality and class. An architect designed property on a plot that     overlooking the city of Palma; this home has been carefully designed
  Nova Santa Ponsa. The apartment offers 3 large bedrooms, 2 on             boasts panoramic sea views, a decked roof terrace with a 10 person        for open plan living with lots of light and consists of four bedrooms,
 suite, a huge living area with dinner and a kitchen with utility room.      hot tub and Japanese garden. With every conceivable extra such as       two bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen diner, living-dining room with open
There is a spacious terrace with great views of the sea, pool and well       home intelligence system, luxury designer German kitchen, heated         fire and a mezzanine floor which houses a separate office area. The
 kept gardens. Underground parking with store room and two other            swimming pool and electric shutters there is no detail that has been       exterior offers a swimming pool surrounded by large open covered
 car spaces. There is also a roof terrace which can be enjoyed for al           missed. Beautiful manicured gardens with full outside bar area              terraces, large double garage and driveway for three cars.
                      fresco dining or sunbathing.                           leading to the decked infinity pool, this is one of the most stunning                     New Price reduced from 1.250.000€!
                                                                            villas in the Santa Ponsa area. A full health suite gymnasium, sauna,
                                                                             health bar and under water pool viewing window offers the perfect
                                                                                                    way to relax and keep fit.

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