Manifesto Design at 20th Anniversary Party of Essential Magazine

The Manifesto Design team was present at the 20th Anniversary Party of Essential Magazine, held on Friday 24th May at the wonderful Döss Restaurant in Cabopino, Marbella.

Though we were among 450 specially invited guests consisting of long-time advertisers, colleagues and contributors of this iconic Marbella magazine, the founding members of Manifesto Design have a special relationship with Essential that spans the full 20 years.

To start with, our director Michel Cruz has been writing for the magazine for almost 18 uninterrupted years, contributing everything from design, car and current affairs/human interest articles to features on finance, real estate, technology, architecture and also a myriad of interviews with leading figures both local and international.

Michel was also the magazine’s editor for almost two years, a sucker for punishment as he combined this full-time position with managing his own marketing agency, Manifesto Design. The relationship with Essential Magazine and its founders and team therefore is a close one that goes back the full twenty years, for we were also at the glamorous launch party of Essential Magazine at the erstwhile Bora Bora in San Pedro Alcántara, and saw the birth of something we already knew back then was very special.

Coming full circle
We therefore felt a little like it was also our 20th anniversary, and were both thoroughly happy for Iain and Andrea Blackwell and their loyal team, and proud of our contribution to the quality of this unequalled publication on the Costa del Sol—for Essential is surely one of the finest magazines of its kind not just here, but globally.

We thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful evening at Döss Restaurant, with whom we have also had the pleasure of working, and had a great time seeing so many familiar faces and reconnecting with so many close friends and colleagues. Here’s to a great achievement by Essential Magazine, another 20 successful years and on to our very own 20th anniversary in just three years’ time!

Manifesto Design / June 5, 2019
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