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Pop (star) art at the Kempinski Hotel Bahia

November 29, 2018

In keeping with the hotel’s recent makeover, Kempinski Hotel Bahia last week hosted the launch of a very interesting art exhibition with works by two big names from the music world, Brian Travers from UB40 and John Illsley of Dire Straits. The event started with an interview of the two rock legends by Giles Brown, […]

Sixto Rodriguez at the Royal Albert Hall

October 4, 2018

Last week I went to see a concert. Now I’ve seen many in my life, from Queen in Sun City to Duran Duran in Gibraltar and Jamiroquai at the Starlite Festival, not to mention many memorable occasions at the Puente Romano, but this was different. Not only did I have to fly to London to […]

Frankfurt conference 2018

September 6, 2018

Each year I’m invited to the annual Frankfurt conference organised by Grassroots Research and Allianz Global Investors, for whom Manifesto Design carries out international market research projects. The timing tends to schedule throughout the year, so I’ve seen Frankfurt in the spring, snow and summer – and this year it fell upon a warm end […]

Manifesto test drives the latest Rolls-Royce

September 3, 2018

On Thursday the 23rd of August, the Manifesto Design team were exclusively invited for the second time in three years to test drive a new Rolls-Royce car around Marbella, in association with long term business partner Callum Swan Realty. Beginning at the luxury property company’s office on Marbella’s Golden Mile was our director Michel Cruz […]

A Manifesto Design day out at the polo in Sotogrande

August 17, 2018

We were delighted to be invited to the Santa María Polo Club in Sotogrande last week to experience one of the best summer sporting events held each year on the Costa del Sol. Polo ‘The Sport of Kings’ has long been connected to this region of Spain, and the tournament dates in Sotogrande are now […]

Trekking the High Atlas (part III)

July 27, 2018

Next day, our plan was to take a route from Imilchil north to our next stop Azrou, in the Mid Atlas cedar woods, but after driving for an hour we found the road completely cut off by a serious rock fall. The road workers estimated that the boulders would be cleared in 3-4 hours but […]

Trekking the High Atlas (part II)

July 27, 2018

After leaving the Valley of the Roses, the real climb through the High Atlas Mountains began. There are two single-track routes you can take South to North – via the Todra or Dades gorges. We chose the Todra, which entails driving through a series of limestone river canyons – unfortunately always very busy with tourists, […]

Trip to the Caucasus

July 12, 2018

I say trip to the Caucasus because if you mention Georgia most people think you went to the USA. I did have Georgia on my mind, but this time it was en route to Istanbul, where I was catching a connecting flight to the exotic mountain republic wedged between Russia and the Middle East. It […]

Trekking the High Atlas

July 2, 2018

This spring saw my third trip to Morocco, and this time rather than touring the desert we decided to scale the mighty High Atlas Mountains in our 1968 VW Baja Bug. In preparation we changed the oversized wheels for desert terrain, to smaller rolling diameter ones to lower the gearing and help climb the slopes […]

Marbella Feria – where glamour meets tradition

June 8, 2018

The Marbella Feria, or fair, pertains to an age-old European tradition that was once widespread across the continent. One of the countries that has continued to maintain this annual festivity is Spain, where every year the calendar is dotted with the annual feasts of everything from tiny hamlets and villages to large towns and cities. […]