AUGUST 2018 TANGER, MOROCCO
La Maison Blanche Hotel
Michelle returned to her favourite hotel in Tanger; La Maison Blanche. One highlight of the trip was a visit to the ‘Tangerino’ restaurant, which is set across four levels and features a ‘bodega’ style bar and resident DJ from Mexico. The visit to Tanger also included an invitation to tour the visiting minesweeper, HMS Bangor, which was stopping off en route to the UK following a six-month tour of the Gulf.
AUGUST 2018 GENALGUACIL, ANDALUCIA
Encuentro de Arte Genalguacil, report and photos for Andalucia.com
“Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal” is a biennial summer art festival which takes place in Genalguacil, near Gaucin in the Malaga province. During the festival, which happens in the first two weeks of August on evenly numbered years, prize-winning works of art created by ‘artists in residence’ are displayed all over the local streets, squares, walls and rooftops. Following the festival, the pieces are placed on permanent public display throughout the village.
Founded in 1994 by Fernando Centeno López, mayor of Genalguacil from 1983 to 2003, the festival has turned the whole village into a museum; it now carries the slogan “Genalguacil Pueblo Museo”, and is probably the only ‘inhabited museum’ in the world.
Michelle interviewed some of the artists and the mayor, Miguel Angel Herrera, who is the organizer of current editions. Details can be found on Andalucia.com
AUGUST 2018 TARIFA, COSTA DE LA LUZ
Model shoot at Hurricane Hotel
Michelle stayed at her favourite hotel in Tarifa to photograph portfolio shots for a male model who is considering a career in the fashion industry.