Tag Archives: Art at Los Balcones

Exposición en Los Balcones

Pop by ‘Los Balcones’ and enjoy Graham Cooke’s original & quirky interpretation of Vejer. Over Easter we are open every day from 1400 to midnight. Speciality teas, good coffee & great cakes. Cocktails from 6 onwards… Pasate por ‘Los Balcones’ y disfruta de la exposición de Graham Cooke una vista original y curiosa de Vejer. Durante la Semana Santa abrimos […]

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Circuito del Sol, Montenmedio

Wonderful weekend for all the competitors at Europe’s largest winter ecuestrian event near Vejer. Over a 1,000 horses and a few hundred competitiors flock to the Montenmedio estate for a month’s worth of showjumping and dressage. This is a real annual boost for winter trade in the area, we keep the hotel & restaurant full […]

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Kids carnival!

Just a few piccies of Friday’s carnival procession on the Corredera from Maria’s school in the old town. The main procession planned for Sunday was blown out by the wind… Unas pocas fotos de la procesión este viernes en la Corredera del Colegio Divino Salvador. La cabalgata del domingo suspendió por culpa de los fuertes vientos…  

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2007 Fiesta personal

Backdated14 December Christmas party 2007 -This year we made a break with tradition and hopped on the ferry to Tangiers for the day. Camel rides, the apothecary shop, the carpet shop and of course a cous cous for lunch…          Este año rompimos con la tradición de años anteriores y embarcamos en Tarifa hacia […]

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Never hungry in Hungary…

    Yes I know it’s a terrible title but it’s true! We had a fabulous time with our friends the Vancsko family in Budapest and Lake Balatón. Had lunch at the Café Central (piccie below just before the  scare as they dug up a WWII bomb under the pavement and we were rushed out), ate […]

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Voted top hotel…

Condé Nast Traveller writer John Gill has voted La Casa del Califa as one of his top ten Andalucían hotels. “…lovely Vejer de la Frontera’s loveliest hotel remains the coolest place to stay along the southerly Costa de la Luz. Rooms vary from small to roomily large suites many with peaceful views  décor taking it’s cue from […]

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A hugely successful summer…

Wasn’t it César Ritz who once said a restaurant’s success is measured not by the number of covers it sells but by it’s waiting list? Well for a small table in August the tables were all booked up 6 days in advance and for the larger group tables at least 10 days. Sales were up 20% on […]

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Una visita inesperada…

This fine old Rolls turned up the other day to collect some of our guests at the Califa for a wedding. Not the most practical of cars in Vejer where tight turning circles are a definite asset. The car a model 25/30 HP was built in 1937 and until recently lived in the U.K. Fancy […]

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Califa Balcony

Well not the most interesting piece of news but here are some ongoing piccies of an emergency repair to the main balcony of the fáçade which suffered some subsidence so we decided to rebuild it anyway. As you can see from the photo of 1898 the balcony has had plenty of heavy use since its […]

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Arte en Vejer…

This summer sees 3 exhibitions at various Califa venues. Opened today Saturday is Elena Rubio’s outstanding mosaics in the garden at the ‘Jardin del Califa’. Erotic, different, finely crafted. At the ‘Balcones’ is Carla Atkins Garcia’s colourful ‘Carousel’ exhibition giving us an abstract view on the art of photography shot in Paris, Vejer and Bilbao. […]

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‘Los Balcones’ now open!

Finally the last brush stroke sealed the end of 6 months work to get our new venture off the ground. 6 weeks overdue but it was worth it. We started with a pig of a building and have ended up with a sublime stunning work of art. Come and enjoy – open 4 to 12 […]

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La fuente por fin en marcha!

It’s been almost 3 years since the Plaza’s emblematic fountain has been functioning properly. Finally (coincidentally just before elections….) the mayor has finally got around to making it a priority and last week all frogs were spouting with gusto.     Llevamos tiempo pidiendo al ayuntamiento que arregle la emblematica fuente de la Plaza de España que solo […]

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A day in Morocco

Drove down to Souk al Arba yesterday for a lightning trip to collect furniture for ‘Los Balcones’ and for the ‘Jardin del Califa’.  Had a delicious lunch with the family of Khadija our head chef at the Califa. Left Vejer at 0700 and back at midnight… a few bleary photos of the journey with Cristina […]

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Feria de Abril en Vejer

     Last weekend saw the start of Andalucia’s feria season start with Vejer’s famous spring fair. Traditionally a farmer’s fair Vejer still preserves it’s traditional flavour with horseback competitions, a cattle breeders show, open air cooking, ‘sevillano dancing’ and bright colours.     Pasó hace unos días la primera feria de la temporada en Andalucía. Todavía […]

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Running of the Bulls in Vejer

    Well I’m still here… another year without getting caught by the bulls… We all had a great day out and Café Central (last photo) was busy with our improvised bar on the street…    Estoy todavía… otro año sin que me ha cogido el toro… Ayer tuvimos otro día estupendo en el pueblo y Café Central (última […]

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