August 20, 2009


For dear blogpals in the UK with its rather wet
summer and those in the southern hemisphere
winter, I thought you might like to spend the
day in HOT HOT Marbella! First we’ll drive into
town (the cops in the sidebar are our chauffeurs
for the day! Clive’s got the day off - said he’s
tired from all that hanging around in the sidebar
below),have a stroll around the old town before
lunch, then on to Puerto Banus for some serious
retail therapy! Above is the map for the route we’ll take...
But first, hop aboard our Rolls Royce Silver Spirit!

or the just unveiled Bentley Mulsanne!

Or there’s this Harley D for those who’d prefer
more thrills & spills (especially if my PA’s driving!)

Let’s first drive through the famous Marbella Arch

stop for coffee in busy Plaza de los Naranjos

and wander around the streets of the old town
before lunch in our private room at Novelli’s

And here’s Jean-Christophe to prepare lunch!

Bon appétit!

And now on to Puerto Banus!

Quick, let’s make for the marina

and our own private yacht for coffee, liqueurs and, er,
people watching!

Phew! Let’s work off lunch by hitting the shops!
Psst! There’s a shedload of expensive designer
shops here! And that means only one thing: we and
our debit cards will be best friends once again :)
But wait, let’s get our bearings...

and have a look first at Loewe...
Is that someone you know outside?

and over there at Lanvin too?!!

Fine, let’s go next to Bulgari...

and then on to Vuitton! Wow!

Next up Hermès! What shall we choose?

and at Jimmy Choo’s?

But it’s getting late, we’re all exhausted and our
chauffeurs over there are looking so impatient!
But, hey, here’s Valentino waving us goodbye!
Well, we did flash the cash, didn’t we!!

Grrrh! Grrrh! Grrh! Agh! Agh! Agh!
Grrh! Grrh! Grrh! Agh! Agh! Agh! Grrh!

What a great day; great sunset too, eh?!

And you’ve all been such wonderfully witty
company! But where did YOU splash the cash (real or
imaginary)?! Hope you can join me again next
Thursday for a drive up into the hills to some
of Andalucia’s famous white villages...
See you then!

And this Saturday too for some of Lola’s
last-minute vacation wear ideas!! xx



Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh how totally wonderful. Nothing I like better than been driven around, sightseeing, having lunch with pals and shopping! Wow the shops are something else. Chauffeur wasn't bad either.

I'm looking forward to my next day out already.

Thanks girls,

Marie Antionette said...

I want to go there!!! Yep I can see myself driving in that Bently.Clive,Yummmmmm. The shops are nice,but the beach seems so much more.I do believe I enjoyed this trip.Thank you Lola.I needed that.XXOO Marie Antionette

Dustjacket Attic said...

re your comment: This blogging lark can get a tad exasperating when things don't post, you can't get onto friends sites and some days it tells you ... you have no friends. I tell ya ... deep breath!

londongirl said...

wonderful! this must be one of the best blogs inthe blogworld!always something new,different and funny to look forward to!also great pics!keep it up- cheers me up &makes my day!

Maggi said...

What a fabulous trip! The lunch was delicious and the shopping...*faint* pure heaven! Thousands in shoes, I don't regret a thing!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, fabulous! Must recommend this to hubby for a winter escape :D. Cant wait for your tour of andalucia! You are so lucky to live in such a lovely place!
*kisses* HH

daylily777 said...

Wow, Lola really knows how to live.
Great trip , I enjoyed it . The beach is beautiful ! Thanks for stopping by.8-)

laterg8r said...

is it wrong to drool over the chef? YUMMMMMMY

i'd definitely buy the jimmy choo's and the hermes bags, but where is the jewelry darling? no tiffany's or harry winston?

love the yacht


JennyMac said...

LOVE these photos...and pick the camel colored Birkin. Gorgeous!

OceanDreams said...

I want to go there and visit those shops, you are having way too much fun! Thanks for your sweet comments, I am not looking forward to menopause down the road either. He he.

French Fancy said...

I love those Hermes bags - I think I'd be too shabby to hit Marbella - it was bad enough being in St Trop a couple of years ago!

Iva said...

oh LOLA!! You always are living the best life :)

Amanda said...

You're so right Lola - a little winter respite is just what I need right now. Your tour was so enjoyable, it's hard not to get out to the airport and repeat it for real.
Thanks for a cheery week!

Dreamgirl said...

Thanks for giving me a wonderful treat! I love coming back to Spain... and what a day you provided!

I'll join you for a trip to the white villages as well!

See you in Andalucia!

Hasta luego

Jessica Cangiano said...

Could a vacation this amazing really be true? I think one would have to be a celebrity of Lola's status to live out such a lux trip! :)

I enjoyed each and every stop along the way, sweet dears, thank you so much for inviting me along.

Oodles of hugs!
♥ Jessica

Michelle said...

Oh what a fun trip, Lola!! Thank you for the invite. Poor Clive....I can't believe he gets so tired so easily. Oh and I'll take the Bentley...that's more my style. The food was delish especially with the beautiful view! I love all those shops but didn't see my favorite, Anthropologie..but ya know..I will settle for Hermes. ;)

Beautiful sunset to end the day. What a fun day!!! Thank you Lola and Nora.


Michelle :)

Draffin Bears said...

What a fantastic day out I had with you, thank you.
The trip in the Bentley was wonderful and the scenery, shopping and delicious lunch was great.

I look forward to my next trip.
Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments.

enjoy your weekend

Slices of Beauty... said...

Lovely ~ always yes to a hermes bag and some Jimmy Choos!

Duchess of Tea said... daughter and I made a huge mistake as far as our choice of destination is concern. Next year!! I am glad Damette had a good time, I will kill for one of thos Kelly Hermes bags!!

Darling, I just popped in to wish you a splendid weekend and to let you know that my daughter and I are going away for a few days to celebrate her birthday. I will be leaving Sunday. I will miss you terribly and will come over for a visit as soon as I return.

♥ Hugs ♥


JamaGenie said...

Retail therapy - YES! - starting with the Bentley...what a beautiful automobile! Of course, I'll need several more sessions if I'm to get well. Poor Clive, no wonder he's tired. Is there such a thing as retail therapy for men??

A wonderful trip, Dahling!

JamaGenie said...

Nora dear, in reply to your comment on Sat's Child that I didn't *dare* answer over there:

DC is an *actor*, not a pilot, so far as I know, that plane never left the ground. But *we* had a lovely return trip in the Bentley. You simply can't imagine how many places one can stop for "this and that" (more THAT than this)! The trip took DAYS, and he took good (no, fabulous) care of me! ;-)



Wonderfull life. I use to go often in the late 80ths. Then I went to the french Riviera. Anyhow I wonder if you could inform me of the details of your Silver Spirit paint as I drive the sameone and really like is colour. Hoping not to disturb I congratulate you.
Best whishes from Spain.