Friday, 29 November 2013

Fantastic Luxury Villa for sale in Javea Grand Designs 1597

This breathtaking 550 square meters luxury villa sitting on a plot of 1500 square meters in a prime location of Javea, redefines luxury living.

With a fascinating and modern design there is nothing more one could wish for. The property stands out with its spacious living areas, massive terraces with a beautiful pool, heated indoor pool and spa as well as a cinema room.

Panoramic sea and mountain views can be enjoyed throughout the villa, offering an open and light living area. Further features include 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a lounge with high ceilings, floor heating, air conditioning throughout the property, as well as a domotic system.

The Property will be built in a quiet and exclusive location of luxury residences on the edge of Javea. It will be completed with the highest qualities available after only ten months from commencement of construction.

 The design of this extraordinary villa is absolutely unique and innovative. This offer is truly a one in a life time chance, also in terms of investment.
  •  Villa 550 Sq metres
  • 4 Bedrooms.
  • Under Floor heating
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa
  • Domotic System
  • Plot 1500 Sq Metres.
  • 5 Bathrooms.
  • Domotic system.
  • 14×5 exterior pool.
  • Cinema room.
See more at Grand Design Javea

The 20 best luxury Christmas gifts for men

1. Face coaster
This classy set of coasters is perfect for any art lovers, the portraits have been reproduced on durable lacquer coated board with cork backs.
£15 for set of 6, National Gallery shop
2. Travel backgammon
While away the time on long journeys with this great travel game for two people. The set has dice, doubling cube, dice cups and playing pieces.
£30, Gift Library
3.  Martin Parr limited edition plate
British documentary photographer and photojournalist Martin Parr has designed this fun plate. Through his photography he takes a satirical swipe at modern life and this sentiment certainly comes out through this plate design.
£65, Tate Shop
4.  Budd socks
Keep his toes toasty with one of these snug pair of socks, available in a variety of colours from maroon to light pink, there will be shade for every man.
From £18.50, Budd Shirts
5. Harris Tweed iPad case
Protect your iPad with this stylish cover. It is made from pure wool with a polyester lining and is also available in orange.
£30, Marks and Spencer
6. Jonathan Adler glasses case
Tuck your glasses away in this quirky case with its bold design. It is made of cotton and wool and was handmade in Peru.
£45, Gift Library
7.  Breaking Bad poster
The series might have finished but die-hard fans will love this bold poster designed by Matt Needle which celebrates one of the greatest television shows ever.
£25, Southbank Centre Shop
8. Derek Rose robe
Made from pure silk, this luxurious striped dressing gown is a must for the gent in your life. It is as stylish as it is practical, with a breast pocket and two side pockets.
£275, Gift Library
9. Wool knit crew jumper
This cable knit jumper is sure to keep you warm this festive season. It is made from lambswool and has a chunky knit that will keep the chills out.
£80, Fat Face
10. Jeeves bowler hat table lamp
This is a quirky piece of homeware is the epitome of British eccentricity and will be sure to turn heads. Just ask Jeeves.
£260, Liberty
11. 1907 map pocket square
Re-live the days of the British Empire with this silk map. Osprey designer Graeme Ellisdon found this piece of cartography in a Victorian school book.
£29, Osprey London
12. Poker case of 350 chips
Who needs a casino when you have this beautiful poker set? The ceramic chips are engraved and presented in a leather case.
£745, Liberty
13. Bric’s Life holdall
For the jet setting man, this leather and viscose holdall is a great buy. It has a five-year guarantee and comes in olive and suede.
£275, Case Luggage
14. Wooden iPhone case
If you're looking for an iPhone case with a difference then this one is perfect. With a wood grain design, it will make sure you stand out from the crowd.
£25, J Crew
15. Belt
This block colour skinny belt is a great way to accessorize an outfit while the polished black, gold and silver buckle adds to its unique look.
£69, Paul Smith
16. The Gentleman’s Relish, Patum Peperium
For the foodie, this relish is just the thing. Created in 1828 by John Osborn, Patum Peperium is supposed to be delicious on hot toast.
(71g) £4.50, The Travelling Souk
17.  Louis Vuitton vintage dice game
Get playful this Christmas with a dice game from the designer, it features silver-tone metal cubes with five monogrammed dice.
£495, Farfetch
18. Brooks Brothers cedar shoe care kit
Any man of distinction will want to get his hands on this kit, containing horsehair brushes, creams and a polishing glove it will help him to keep his shoes looking pristine.
£110, Mr Porter
19. Gentle Man book
A great coffee table book, this one has all your man needs to know on becoming an authentic gentleman. There are codes of conduct and an insight into tailoring.
£30, Quintessentially Gifts
20. Daines and Hathaway golf wallet
Get a hole in one for the golfing man with this wallet which contains six golf tees, a pitch mark repairer and ball markets. Made from leather and also available in red and brown.


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Major Development in Spanish Boating Deregulation

Spanish marine industry association ANEN held its annual conference at the Barcelona boat show in Spain last week (Nov 2010) against a backdrop of a significant step ahead in boating regulation. From January 1, 2011, new legislation will have major repercussions and contribute to facilitate recreational boating in Spain.

First and primarily, vessels under 12m (39ft) in length will be exempt from the need to be matriculated. As long as the boat carries the CE mark, completing a simple form and producing the purchase invoice will suffice to obtain a registration certificate. Obtaining the three legal documents on sea-worthiness and radio communications that have so far been required will no longer be necessary. This applies to both charter boats and those for private use.

Also regulated by the new decree, charter boats will not need to be listed under the movables property registry with a significant saving in cost and time. Regarding electronics on board, SOLAS VHF and emergency energy source will not be required unless for off-shore sailing. In all cases the installation of electronic devices on board will no longer have to be authorised or monitored by government. Read below for advice in advance of any deregulation.

Boat Documents you need onboard:
One of our members was stopped by the Guardia Civil and asked for his documents. What follows is his experience and advice on what documents you need to produce if you are stopped.
“My boat is a 5.7m sailing boat which is Spanish registered. To satisfy the Spanish authorities the documents you need are:-

The certificate “Permiso de navegacion – embarcaciones de recreo”. This replaces the old “Licencia de Navigacion” which was a green book.   The new certificate is valid for 5 years and then has to be renewed.  The current cost for my size of boat is €17.23.
The certificate “Certificado de navigabilidad para embarcaciones de recreo de esora menor de 24 metros” issued by the Ministerio de Fomento.

Insurance documents:
Titulo del Patron.  I presented my Titulo card from which the Guardia Civil took down my details. After the meeting with Oscar (Torrevieja Port Master) he was satisfied that my ICC qualification would also qualify as the Titulo del Patron under the order (I think EU directive?) “FOM 3200/2007 of the 26th October so de titula extranjeros”. (I think this is accurate but it is very difficult to read Oscar’s writing!)  It’s unlikely the Land-based Guardia Civil know about this anyway.
(I also have a cerificate “Registro Maritimo Espanol” which is the registration certificate although I was not asked for this.)

As I did not have all documents on me I was given a Denuncia, a copy of which follows:-
Basically the first page asks for the date of the Denuncia, the date which I took the boat out, what type of boat and engine and where I was when the Denuncia was given (On the water in sight of the coast, in port in my berth, Navegando viniendo dede del mar and fondeado o amarrado al Muelle.

En materia de documentacion
1. La embarcacion NO esta matriculada
2. La embarcacion Si esta matriculada, pero la matricula no figura en las amuras:-
3. Matricula en las amuras incorrecta
4. No lleva Rol, Licencia de Navigacion u otra documentacion a bordo.
5. No lleva a bordo el certificado de navigabilidad o esta caducado
6. Rol o licencia de Navegacion sin despachar: fecha ultimo despacho
7. Titulo de Patron insuficiente, no presenta o esta caducado.
8. No presenta el Seguro de resonsabilidad Civil Real Decreto 607/99 de 16 de Abril.
I failed on points 4, 5 and 8
En materia de seguridad
1. Exceso de personas a bordo
2. Equipo de salvamento incompleto
3. Bengalas Caducadas
4. Equipo de radio    Sin Licencia     Sin Radiobalizas o Radiobaliza
I failed on point 3 – flares.  I showed the GC my radio licence as well. They didn’t really want to see it but said that an English certificate is not recognised anyway!
En materia de navigacion:
1. Navegacion Nocturna o fondeo sin luces reglamentarias
2. Fondeo en canales o lugares prohibidos
3. Navegar dentro de la zona de bano balizada exclusivamente para uso de banistas
4. Navegar en zona de bano a velocidad superior a 3 nudos
5. Indiquese la distancia a la playa oa otra zona del litoral
6. Indiquese la velocidad de la embarcacion en navegacion nudos
7. El incidente suposo peligro o riesgo para los banistas y bienes
8. Con Lesiones

Thankfully I didn’t accumulate any failures on these!
I was also asked if I had life-jackets, which I do, but they didn’t ask to see them.
Since then I have found out what safety equipment is needed on board. Apart from the known requirements (life ring, jackets, first aid kit  flares (!!) etc….) you also need an air horn and mirror.


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Beauty Experience at the Zen Smile Spa in Javea

Zen Smile Spa, Javea, offers an exclusive range of top quality dental and facial treatments with state of the art technology and highly trained clinicians Description State of the art dental and medical clinic with emphasis on five star pampering and chill out ambiance. 

British owner Dr Carolyn Carbasse BDS MSc ,specialised in both dental and facial aesthetics has an excellent team of bilingual specialists including a children's dentist,Carla,British hygienist,Catherine ,mouth cancer specialist,Daniel and wellness doctor,Angeles.British support staff are refreshingly welcoming and caring. 

For appointments and more infomation visit