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Monday, 21 May 2018

Zoe Ball - Broadcasting Live from Pikes Ibiza - Press Release


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PIKES IBIZA 
2018 Media news just announced…
Saturday 30th June - Zoe Ball broadcasting live from Pikes
with Maxi Jazz, Groove Armada, Morcheeba, Ana Matronic, Pete Tong and more...
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The famous pool where George Michael filmed the video for 'Club Tropicana' in the early 80'sZoe Ball will be broadcasting live on the terraces of Pikes Hotel and will be joined by some very special guests.Pop-ups, food news, photographic exhibitions and residencies will be announced throughout the season.
Watch this space.
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On Saturday 30th June from 3pm-6pm, Zoe Ball will be broadcasting live on BBC Radio 2 from the terraces of Pikes Hotel, where Wham! famously filmed the video for Club Tropicana, to celebrate the music that has become synonymous with the White Isle for the past three decades. Maxi Jazz of Faithless will join Zoe for a special performance, plus there’ll be a poolside-mix from Groove Armada as well as live acoustic set from Morcheeba. Superstar DJ Pete Tong will be sharing his favourite memories of Ibiza and other special guests on the show will be Christian and Alan Anadon, of the famous Ibiza venue, Café Mambo, as well as Ibiza legend and the owner of Pikes Hotel himself, Mr. Tony Pike.
Scissor Sister Ana Matronic will take over the airwaves from midnight-2am on Sunday 1st July as she takes to the decks from Freddie’s Bar (named after Queen front-man Freddie Mercury) at Pikes Hotel for a live DJ set packed with the biggest dance anthems.
Listed as one of the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the world’ by Sunday Times Travel and winner of ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ by the prestigious White Ibiza Awards for three years running, Pikes hotel is set around sprawling fairytale gardens with a famous aquamarine pool.  Lovingly restored in 2011 by Andy McKay and Dawn Hindle founders of the world-famous Ibiza Rocks brand, Pikes is a cultural hub and one of the few places worldwide that is genuinely steeped in a unique pedigree of authentic rock n roll history. Today, the hotel still represents the original creative, Balearic energy of the island and for 2018 Pikes will be hosting a raft of the best cutting-edge art, literary, food and music and popup events throughout the season.
Editors Notes:
Pikes was originally created in the  late 1970’s by the legendary Tony Pike. For the last few decades Pikes has been a playground for the music and film elite with regular guests including artists such as Grace Jones, Tony Curtis, Spandau Ballet, George Michael and Freddie Mercury who held his 41st birthday party there.  Last year Primal Scream held their after-party at Pikes (attended by Kate Moss and Jade Jagger) and highlights included a photographic exhibition by fashion and celebrity and portrait photographer Diana Gomez, where illuminated images of icons such as Courtney Love and Jaime Winstone were dotted around the grounds and even sunk into the swimming pool.
If you’re feeling sporty, there is a neon pink tennis court, whirlpool tub, and a variety of massages, fitness and yoga classes offered in the 'Rockovery' tent day to night. There are 25 comfortable and spacious rooms and junior suites as well as a gorgeous vast apartment ‘La Residencia’, with walls hung with stunning photographic images by Victor Spinelli, Jerome Ferriere and other artists. Each room has a whimsical character and sexy Balearic feel, with décor that gives a nod to the hotel’s rock’n' roll roots with added extras such as one room with a vintage record player or a sunken bathtub inside another.
ABOUT CO-OWNERS DAWN HINDLE ANDY MCKAY;
Dawn Hindle and Andy McKay are founders of music brand Ibiza Rocks and owners of Pikes Hotel in Ibiza. They were also the co-founders of Manumission, the biggest and most famous club night in the world that launched in 1993 with over 1.5 million visitors over 15 years that gained global notoriety and redefined nightclubbing.  In 2005 they recognised the shift in youth culture and launched Ibiza Rocks that pioneered the social rejuvenation of the island.
Dawn Hindle is also co-founder of True Rocks jewellery.  A rock ’n'roll meets kitsch designer jewellery label  famous for their collaborations with Brit artists Gavin Turk and Polly Morgan available at Liberty in London and online truerocks.com
Room rates start at 149 Euros for a double room in low season: The hotel opens 1st May until end of October 2018
For media enquiries about Pikes this season contact Claire Norrish at Authentic Ibiza PR
Tel:  07866 800900 claire@authenticibizapr.com
Follow Pikes on Instagram at @pikeshotel
For our Ibiza client updates follow us on instagram at @authenticibizaPR

(photocredit of Zoe Ball above Hello Magazine)
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For hi res images or press information please contact Claire@authenicibizapr.com 
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Secret - Rhonda Byrne

                                                                      


The best selling book - The Secret - was first published in 2006 and made Rhonda Byrne a very rich woman. And, yes, I actually bought it. I know exactly why I bought it...it was because when you think of the word 'secret' you need to know what the secret is. Doesn't everybody? So, well done to Rhonda, a great title for a book.

It quickly became obvious in the first few pages that the 'secret' wasn't actually a secret, but had been talked about for years. Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich. The Law of Attraction - Esther and Jerry Hicks. You Can Heal Your Life - Louise L. Hay are just a few authors who wrote in some way about The Secret.

Some people say 'The Secret' insults their intelligence because it's so what we do everyday, but do we? Sometimes we need a gentle nudge. I studied NLP years ago and have helped many people and that is actually using the same workings as the secret. I help people to move on in life whether they are going into business, training for a sport, or buying a new home. It's all about changing the way you think.

I have to say it is a great book and many people have changed their lives after reading it. Me, if I'm unsure about something I'm working on I'll pick up the book and open it at a random page and there is usually something there to help me think things through. I suppose it could be like having a counselling session.

I'd like to know your thoughts, if you've read The Secret. What has it done for you? 


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Monday, 30 April 2018

Stained Fortune by Joe Calderwood - Book Review

                                                                         



For Four Million Bucks, This Ex-Con Is Willing To Take The Biggest Risk Of His Life

Asheville, NC, March 22, 2018 ― Career criminal Clint Kennedy, a bisexual man with a background in finance and shady deals, moved to Mexico for a fresh start. While it's not in his plan to land in a Mexican jail, this adrenaline junkie would do just about anything for the right price – and since the right price for this job is four million, he's willing to risk it!

From his nighttime prowls through Mexico's seedy backstreets, to the thunderous roar of the bull ring, to the gleaming towers of Miami's most prestigious banks — Clint lived for each new adrenaline rush, even if jail was almost inevitable.

In Stained Fortune, the new suspense thriller from Joe Calderwood, we meet Clint Kennedy, a career criminal who grew up poor alongside friends with money. And now it was his turn to enjoy the good life. He will do anything to make money, and sometimes he'll pay. But that's a risk he's more than willing to take.

Following his first prison sentence for running an escort business in Miami, Clint moves to Mexico for a fresh start. A chance meeting with a Mexican bullfighter who also happens to be a drug kingpin sends Clint down a path toward his biggest payday ever. 

And all he has to do is move millions of dollars, undetected, from Mexico to a United States bank account. All without raising suspicion. All free and clear. And he would keep four million of it. But the tiniest mistake could cost him everything.

About the Author:

Author Joe Calderwood was born and raised in Homestead, Florida, and graduated from college in 1971 with a BBA. For many years, he was a practicing CPA in Florida before beginning his career as a serial entrepreneur. He's owned, so far, seven different businesses, and currently owns a 55-lot development in Western North Carolina. Stained Fortune is his debut book and the first in a planned three-part Clint Kennedy series. He lives in Western North Carolina with his partner of 36 years and spouse of three years, Gil.

My Review
Well, I've always wondered how people laundered money, and after reading Stained Fortune, I know. A little something to tickle your fancy...I once laundered money (by mistake) when I put my trousers in the washing machine and there was a £10 note still in the pocket. 

About the book: I felt I really got to know the characters very well and so wanted Clint Kennedy, the main character, to succeed in his pursuits even though it was wrong of him to do what he was doing. Clint is a kind of Marmite character, you either love him or hate him, I loved him. For a first book it was engaging, not too much description (but at the same time such attention to detail) and it flowed easily. My kind of book. It's what I call a page turner. All of the characters were easy to follow and I could picture them as though I was watching them on a film. This book has more twists than a Pasta Twirl.


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