Profiles in Excellence
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SNAPSHOT: CAZORLA, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE IN SPAIN »
Spectacular nature. Gateway to the Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. Rich 2000-year history. High-quality olive oil with its Denomination of Origen. Thriving tourism. The most beautiful village n Spain.
A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “When Mao Flu Hit the Office,” 13 February 1970 »
Every year those little germs that travel across the Asian and European continents from the east seem to take a stronger hold. During this last epidemic homes and businesses were very severely affected and in one office 40% of the bilingual secretaries were sick, including the telex and switchboard operators. After several years’ experience in Madrid as a top executive secretary, Yvonne Monroe decided to fill one of Madrid´s gaps—the temporary secretarial agency, and three years ago StenoServices was born. London, New York and Paris have been served by these bureaux for a long time now, but in the Spanish capital this was a new venture.
FROM FLAMBOYANT TO FLAMBÉ: A Trip to the MAD Museum, Beyond and Below »
"The costumes in the Machine Dazzle Exhibition reflect Matthew Flower's eclectic careers, and then some. Should I mention it's over the top? Joyfully excessive says it better. If Coco Chanel advised clients to take one thing off before leaving, Machine Dazzle would advise putting on the kitchen sink before leaving."
FLAMENCO AND JAMON SERRANO AT CORRAL DE LA MORERIA: THE WAY TO SENSATIONAL SUCCESS »
Flamenco and Jamón Serrano were combined in an unbeatable setting. The reason? To promote flamenco, an extraordinary art and UNESCO's Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Flamenco greats and students from all over Spain and abroad made the event an affair to beat other events.
SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA, CAPITAL OF GASTRONOMY IN SPAIN 2022 »
The designation of Sanlúcar de Barrameda as the " Gastronomical Capital of Spain" in 2022 did not come as a surprise to anyone, as it is famous throughout the world for its incomparable prawns and its exquisite manzanilla, in addition to the rest of the rich local gastronomy that emerges from its waters, marshes and fertile fields. But its incredibly varied and extensive tourism could catch many by surprise.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MICHELIN STARS, PART 2: FROM TIRES TO TIRELESS FINE-DINING »
Why would a tire company want people to go dine out? So they’d get out their cars and drive the distance—the longer the better—wearing out their tires in the process and buy new ones. And where should they dine? Check out the Gold Standard of fine dining, the Michelin Guide!
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MICHELIN STARS, PART 1: THE SENSATIONAL SPAIN & PORTUGAL MICHELIN GUIDE EVENT 2023 »
The annual gala for the Spanish & Portuguese Michelin Guide, held this year in Toledo, Spain, highlighted the absolute best restaurants of the Iberian Peninsula, with Spanish twins Javier and Sergio Torres and their COCINA HERMANOS TORRES the big winner of the sparkling night. Their outstanding work in sustainability, their dishes full of soul, creativity and profound flavours got them the highest of honours. Another fabulous Three Stars went the Spanish Chef Toño Perez of Restaurant Atrio.
THE THAI ZAFRA RESTAURANT: FROM GRIT TO GRIT »
At Thai Zafra, all of the restaurant’s exotic decor serves to highlight the main event: the food. Thai cuisine is distinct, a combination of different tastes in one dish. Soon to be in their sixth year -- it seems like only yesterday! -- restaurateurs Darren and Olivia are happy to meet new challenges for Zafra after the pandemic pause but always keeping in mind the old adage that the customer, as is the food, is what really counts.
A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Alta Batik,” 20 May 1969 »
“Batik” is a complicated design-dyeing process that has been on the Fashion scene for over 2,000 years. The “número uno” rage in Paris and Rome for several seasons, the technique only just reached Madrid and has caught on so quickly that when Argentinian Inez Lezama Ovejero moved to the Spanish capital and went into the batik business she enjoyed immediate success.
SNAPSHOT: Rafa Nadal’s Breathtaking Spin and Bounce to Share »
Rafa, the amazing Spanish professional tennis player who never gives up in the face of overwhelming odds has been ranked world No. 1 tennis player for 209 weeks;, won an all-time record 22 Grand Slam men's singles titles, including a record 14 French Open titles; won 92 ATP singles titles including 36 Masters titles. His 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era. He is currently ranked world No. 3 in singles by the ATP.