Majada del Lentiscus – The Melians of Sotogrande, Spain

Majada del Lentiscus – The Melians of Sotogrande, Spain

An enterprising Filipino family find El Dorado along the Mediterranean’s sweeping coast. Built in 1966, their home has an old colonial feel with high ceilings, myriad windows and a collection of rare Ming pottery.   *****   Colonel Joseph McMicking had...
Casa Alba – The Spanish Home of Candida Taylor

Casa Alba – The Spanish Home of Candida Taylor

Candida Taylor has long lived a three-tired existence. Born in Argentina, the landscape and property consultant spent her formative years in London before moving to southern Spain in the late 1980s. From 1990 to 1997, she was commercial and marketing director of...
Sotogrande, Spain: Paradise Reconstructed

Sotogrande, Spain: Paradise Reconstructed

Take a small chunk of desolate Spanish sierra, add sprinkler system and what do you get? Sotogrande is unarguably the most exclusive, up-market golfing resort in Europe. ***** Colonel Joseph McMicking had a dream. He wanted to build Paradise. The Philippines based...
Tenerirfe – The Island of Lost Arms & Comedy Seals

Tenerirfe – The Island of Lost Arms & Comedy Seals

Tenerife ain’t the sort of place you’d generally associate with snow. Nor would you particularly expect penguins to hang out there. But much is not as it seems on this, the largest of the seven Canary Islands, pitched out in the Atlantic Ocean, 275km off...