Aby Mackie - Wild and Beautiful & Violeta Vintage
Wild and Beautiful offers clothing and accessories for children - their best selling product is bibs (specialising in embroidery and appliqué). They also make smocks, bags, soft toys, blankets and crayon wraps
Aby also runs another smaller business called Violeta Vintage selling vintage clothes in Barcelona.
Adriana Orteu - Barcelona Wedding Designers
Adriana co-runs Barcelona Wedding Designers, who tailor-make weddings in Barcelona & Catalunya.
"We want to get to know you to enable us to make a tailor made plan for you. We can ensure you that you will be pleased that you chose us"
Aimee Greaves - Textile designer
Aimee Greaves is a textile designer. She established her textile design and print company Studio Amour in 2008 and designs strikingly beautiful screen printed and hand painted fabrics for fashion and interiors. Currently working from her home in Gracia, Barcelona, she supplies to shops in the UK and Barcelona.
To see more of her work follow the links below to her website.
Aimee Haak - photographer
Aimee is based in Palma, Mallorca and does weddings,events, commercial and private photography. Pre-post production services are also available. She specializes in minimalism, especially with portraiture.
Aisling Quigley - Mrs Q Design Studio
Mrs.Q Design Studio offers a range of specialised services from branding to graphic design, web design, ceramics, photography and bespoke invitations.
Aisling is also the Art Director of Barcelona Metropolitan magazine and website.
Tel +34 699 260 938
Alison Jones - Beauty Therapist
Alison Jones offers massage, facials, waxing, manicure and pedicure, eye lash/ brow tinting, eye brow shaping, make-overs, exfoliation and self tanning.
Hours: Available during the day, some evenings and weekend appointment
Based in Sitges town centre Tel: 693754367
Click here to read an interview with Alison
Amanda Booker - Queraboo
Queraboo is an online boutique dedicated to the care of both mother and baby. At queraboo you will find excellent quality and carefully selected products known for their design and functionality to help during pregnancy, nursing and infant stages.
Amanda Jones - yoga teacher & Reiki Practioner
Based in Vallès OrientaI in the Province of Barcelona, Amanda is a Hatha Yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. She also co-runs a satellite TV installation business and childrens bouncy castle business
Amanda can organize yoga classes for small groups at your home. Speaks English and Spanish. Charges 30 euros for the hour per group.
Tel 606 308 711
Amanda Tabb - Spa@home
Amanda runs Spa@home, a home treatment service offering professional treatments in your home, holiday home or hotel room.
Treatments range from Manicures and Pedicures right through to alternative therapies such as Ear Candling and Craniosacral therapy.
Amanda is a well qualified therapist with over 15 years experience. Formally a manager at La Residencia Spa in Deia, Amanda has experience with all types of clients, including celebrity guests.
This service is ideal for mum’s at home, as Amanda can work around nursery/school times, and can offer evening treatments too.
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: 606 084 211
Amanda Trott - Virgin Vie
Amanda is a consultant for Virgin Vie at Home offers award winning range of skin care, beautiful cosmetics, bath & body products, aromatherapy products, fabulous jewellery also beautiful bedding, towels & accessories for your home. Amanda is based in Alhaurin el Grande in Andalucia
Tel 666 941 482, email email@example.com
Amber Wigmore Álvarez - Wigmore & Álvarez
Amber is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wigmore & Álvarez, a full-service consulting firm specializing in foreign business creation and development in Spain. Services include: industry sector analysis, market research, bilateral project management, trade mission organization, strategic partner searches, joint-venture management, company incorporation, office set-up, interim management, business protocol, translation, interpreting and Spanish for Foreigners. Based in Madrid.
914465348 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wigmorealvarez.com
Amy Mee - English Lessons for Children and Adults
Amy Mee is a CELTA qualified English teacher who gives classes to both adults and children. For children she employs the Jolly Phonics method of teaching where they learn the 42 main sounds of English with actions, stories, music and jingles to help them read and write quicker. The method which has success in many primary schools in the UK is great for mother tongue English children and also for children learning English as a second language.
email@example.com (+34) 687296576
Ana Iñiguez de Onzoño - Doula
Based in Madrid, Ana works as a doula giving physical and emotional support to women ( and their patners) during their pregnancy, partum and postpartum. This includes giving all the information that the new mothers will need and helping them with breastfeeding. Ana is also a translator and speaks English, French and Spanish (her mother tongue). In the last 8 years she has been teaching Pilates and would now like to use my experience in working with the body to help other women get more awareness of their bodies, work on their pelvic floor and feel better in general.
Anahí Páez - Costa Rica Coffee Shop
Based in Barcelona for 4 years, Anahí and her husband co-run a small coffee importer and craft coffee roaster from Costa Rica - CostaRicaCoffeeShop. They import to all of Europe.
"Having lived out of Costa Rica most of my life, coffee was the thing that always connected me to my roots and I grew to LOVE it! Besides being a trained coffee cupper and coffee roaster, I am an advocate of good coffee – good for you, good for the environment and good for the farmers, their families and communities" (AP, March 2011)
Angels Sastre - Shop Republic
Angels is founder of ShopRepublic which is a website dediated to online shopping discounts delivered to your door as well as allowing users to start uploading and sharing discounts, reviewing shops and gradually earning points and badges.
Anna Paul- Home Personal Services
Anna runs a domestic services agency in Castelldefels ( Barcelona).
She selects personnel for hours, daily services from Monday to Friday or home-based personnel to work in domestic services.
Anna also supervises, manages contracts, salaries, social security payments and so on.
She offers a complete service to her clients to make things as easy as possible for them.
Crta. de la Sentiu 1, 08860 Castelldefels
Tel: 93 118 19 06
Anna Rolph - Indigo Relocation
Anna runs Indigo, specialists in concierge and relocation in Gibraltar. They provide services to organisations, families and individuals in Gibraltar and the surrounding area. They also offer additional services to help families settle into their new homes and lives. Whether it's property search, looking for reputable babysitters or cleaners, advising on good restaurants or helping to move your pet out.
Tel + 350 216 54321
Anne Marie de la Vega Duque – Executive Accommodation and Services SL
Anne Marie is the Managing Director of Executive Accommodation and Services SL (registered travel agency and member of ACAV), a full-service international destination management company, specializing in accommodation, event venues and a multitude of services for corporations in foreign business to include commercial real estate, and blue chip companies. In addition we provide corporate services including group incentive travel, yacht charters, corporate branding, and many special requests. Based in Barcelona.
+34 935 115 181 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eas-now.com
Anne Sylvie Islam - Girona Town
Anne Sylvie is a Webdesigner and the Webmaster of www.gironatown.com, a comprehensive informative english-language guide to the City of Girona and its surroundsTel: 0034 609 000277 email@example.com.
Annette Merrild - painting courses for kids
Annette runs painting courses for children in Barcelona - all inclusive ie those with little artistic skills and those with a lot.
Cost: 80 euro a month incl. canvas , paint, brushes etc.
Language: Taught in english, so the child will in the same time be doing an english course - Two for one!!
Age: From 4 to 10 years old (max 10 children on a course)
For more info: +34 607 396 753
Ashleigh Russell - M.U.M./M.B.A./Serial Entrepreneur
Ashleigh is the founder of the first Curves for Women (30 minute workout) franchise in Catalonia. With over twenty years in communications, she has created the first online media community, My PR Europe, to bridge Proactive Reporting to Public Relations experts and other business professionals.
She is a regular contributor to women & entrepreneur focused media and she has appeared in numerous television shows, radio, podcasts and print. She is author of the upcoming book Getting Fired Up!
¨Like most mums, I strive to keep a constant balance between personal and professional projects, along with my family life. The added challenge of being an American expat living in Spain means my life is never dull!¨
Check out Ashleigh's latest article in Women Entrepreneur Magazine:
Contact Info: (34) 606 30 99 36 --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Beate Stevens - fashion designer
Beate studied fashion design in Barcelona in 2000 and has since gone from strength to strength. She designs costumes for theatre and also works as a stylist in photoshoots, and recently collaborated with Cirque du Soleil. She currently has a range of clothing for men, women and children, all of which can be seen at her website www.biaitee.com. She also can tailor-make clothes for special occasions.
Beatrice Price - translator/psychotherapist/voice therapist
Beatrice is based in Malaga City and works all over Spain. She is Spanish, but both parents are American. She works with adults and children.
As a psychotherapist, she works with adults and teenagers who want not only to overcome uncomfortable and painful situations in their lives, but also to become more fully and creatively alive, and to be free from emotional blocks and unfinished issues.
As a voice therapist, she works primarily with families seeking to spend quality time together, and to learn how to express their feelings in a creative and deep way. Beatrice uses voice exercises, voice games, and world songs (African, Native American, Brazilian, Hebrew) to create a fun atmosphere where both adults and children join together into a memorable experience of rhythm, body synchronicity, singing, and mutual collaboration.
e-mail address: email@example.com
phone #: 648058496
Beatriz Carro de Prada - BRS Relocation Services
Beatriz runs BRS Relocation Services which provides professional relocation assistance to executives, individuals and families coming to Spain from all over the world
Paseo de Gracia 52, atico
Tel: +34 93 203 49 35
Conde de Peñalver 36, 3º D
Tel: +34 91 126 47 52
"I think that Barcelona is extremely family friendly. Spaniards love children and they are welcome everywhere. We have the beach and the mountains nearby, there are many children’s activities including cultural activities such as children’s opera, it’s easy to get around and it is not a very big city like London or Paris" (BCP, Feb 2011)
To read the full interview with Beatriz click here
Beatriz Crawford-Carse - Estate Agent
Ooriginally from South America, Beatriz now lives in Marbella helping foreign buyers to buy property in Spain. As she’s a native Spanish speaker and is able to guide people through the process with the minimum of stress. She has loads of really useful advice and specialises in helping female clients buy property. She is also a keen golfer and the president of the Marbella Ladies Golfing Association
Las Lomas de Rio Real,
Portal 28 – 2G – Marbella 29600
UK contact numbers
Tel: 0044 7951 430 978
Spanish contact numbers
Teléfono: +34 952 778 331
Móvil: +34 610 832 432
"Marbella also has vast contrasts; one can be in the centre and buzzing with activity and noise; or retreat to one of its suburbs with its tranquil pace of life and beautiful scenery. The municipality of Marbella extends from Guadalmina to Cabopino and within this region the contrasts are exceptional, in terms of the location, ambience and the prices of the properties" (BCC, Jan 2011)
Click here to read the full interview with Beatriz
Belle Mcknight, winner of MumsNet Mumpreneur of the year is co-founder of Bebebel. Bebebel delivers an extensive range of UK branded products to any destination in the World. Imagine arriving on holiday to all your baby's nappies, food, milk and beach things waiting for you at your holiday destination!
Click here to read an interview with Belle
Benedicte Bodard - Mesa Bonita
Benedicte moved to Barcelona in 2002 and noticed that many construction dumpsters were filled of absolutely gorgeous antique Modernista floor tiles. She began 'dumpster diving' for the tiles and bringing them home. The tiles can be up to a hundred and twenty five years old and were a fundamental part of the Catalan Modernista movement . Benedicte taught herself to oxidize frames and set and grout the tiles to make trivets, coffee tables, coasters, plant stands and related products.
Benedicte Taillard - Reflexologist
Benedicte is a highly trained and experienced reflexologist for both adults and children. She specialises in a variety of treatments.
+34 654538506 firstname.lastname@example.org www.barcelonareflexologia.com
Click here to read an interview with Benedicte
Bridget Nelson - Planet English
Bridget runs Planet English Morning Club - a unique educational experience offering a full Primary curriculum taught in English in the mornings to children between 3 and 6 in Sitges. The aim is quality personalized teaching to very a limited group.
Calle Germans Maristes 2A. 938111749 www.planetenglishclub.com
Britta Kahler - Vet
Britta is a fully qualified vet with nearly ten years experience. Currently she runs her own practice in Alella, a small town just outside Barcelona and also offers a weekly service in Barcelona for International pet owners.
Tel *34 65 99 60 110 email email@example.com.
Click here to read an interview with Britta
Brooke Philips - Fertilidad Natural
Brooke Philips is a specialist in fertility and pregnancy. She and her husband run their own clinic in Cerdanyola and Barcelona. She is also an acupuncturist and practitioner of natural medicine. 936925269 firstname.lastname@example.org www.FertilidadNatural.com
Carolina Harboe - Nutritionist
Carolina Harboe is a food scientist and nutritionist based in Barcelona and specializes in fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby nutrition. She gives talks to groups, does courses as well as private consultancy in both spanish and english. She is half chilean and half english. Brought up on the Costa del Sol she came to Barcelona 4 years ago for sentimental reasons.
You can reach her on 609 933 168 or at email@example.com
"Spanish mums have relaxed when it come to their children’s diets, probably because they have in the past been famous for feeding their children so well! It has become a habit to run to school either on an empty stomach or munching on a horrific “Bollicao”. What happened to the olive oil on Grandma’s bread and the freshly squeezed orange juice? School lunches have animal protein everyday, which is not only unnecessary, but can be overkill if they are also being fed meat, fish or eggs for dinner" (CH, Feb 2011)
Click here to read the full interview with Carolina
Caroline Copestake - Doula and Psychologist
Based in and around Barcelona and the Baix Llobregat, Caroline was trained by, and is an active member of the Mares Doules Association . Available during all stages of maternity: Preconception, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum and Loss, she works hand in hand with mothers, working through their needs, worries and doubts with total respect and empathy towards their decisions and desires.
Caroline also helps find answers during the maternity process: planning, preparing, taking decisions and family needs.
Fluent in Catalán, Spanish and English, always prioritizes the mothers emotional language related to her personal development.
Caroline is also Psychotherapist, counselling in Barcelona and Sant Just Desvern. The approach is a respectful and empathic one, bringing changes in ones personal process, overcoming difficult emotions, low self esteem and relationship or communication problems. Also counselling in Grief caused by loss.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 639 402 908
View Caroline Copestake - Doula and Psychologist
Carrie Frais - MumAbroad & intoBarcelona
Carrie Frais is one of the founder members of MumAbroad and she also runs the bespoke travel company intoBarcelona which offer loft apartments and off-the-beaten track tours in the Old Town. Carrie is also a freelance print and TV journalist.
620586655 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.intobarcelona.com
Cat Young runs the online shop RosieLoves, which specialises in selling a whole range of eco friendly products for babies and children. The shop has been named after her daughter, Rosie and are all tried and tested and given the thumbs up by her.
Catherine Bianchi - Casa Home Search
Originally from the UK, Catherine has been living in Barcelona for 16 years. She set up her own business called Casa Home Search, which do property sales and rentals in Barcelona for both the Catalan and international community.
654371455 email@example.com www.casahomesearch.com
Cathy Loughran - Photographer
Cathy has been a photo-journalist for 20 years and has been published in newspapers and magazines all around the world. She is now bringing her documentary photography skills to photographing children and weddings in a very natural way. Cathy is available to photograph families in a chosen location eg beach, park or garden. She is based in Barcelona.
www.childrenbycathy.com and www.weddingbycathy.com
Catriona Groves - Barcacards
Catriona runs barcacards.com, an online card store that works like a photo library. You can choose from hundreds of photos and add any message you like to create the perfect card for every occasion. With the barçacards personalised service you can use one of your own photos – ideal for birth announcements, wedding invitations or party invitations.
Cecilia Tham - architect (Habitan)
Cecilia received her architecture degree from Harvard University and has worked in the US and in Europe. She has worked in offices such as Miralles Tagliabue Arquitectes and Lapeña Torres Arquitectos before starting her own architecture firm, Habitan, with two other local architects from Barcelona in 2006. The office has experience ranging from large scale public new construction projects such as the Sports Complex of Librilla to small scale renovation of residential projects such as Casa Empordà .She is currently a visiting professor of the architecture program at Catholic University of America and University of Illinois, Chicago.
932691740 or 665338520 firstname.lastname@example.org
Celia Enders - Portabebes Online
Celia helps run this family run business specializing in selling ergonomic slings for babies. Their mission is "to publicize the importance of carrying our babies, and there is no better way than using ergonomic baby slings - which are much more comfortable for Mum and especially a lot healthier for the proper development of the baby than a non-ergonomic sling".
Tel: 971 40 75 10 C/ Juan Gris 37, 3ºB 07011 Palma de Mallorca
Chantal Ducoeurjoly - Mums & Babies yoga
Chantal offers relaxed and enjoyable yoga for Mums & babies currently hosted at À Ma Terapies in Barcelona. She is also a life coach. (www.amaterapies.com)
938432184/ 667708208 email@example.com
Click here to read an interview with Chantal
Charmaine Lay - architect/interior designer
Charmaine has her own architect practice in Barcelona and has worked on a wide variety of projects including projects for the Generalitat. She also specializes in refurbishment and interior design and also designs her own furniture.
Click here for an interview with Charmaine
Cherie Thompson - Evie's Garden
Cherie runs Evie's Garden, an online organic store based in Mallorca selling Organic and Natural products for babies, children and mums. They have a very large range of products and offer a home delivery service.
Christina Beardsley - Modus Vivendi Barcelona
Christina Beardsley is founder of the full service Real Estate broker, Modus Vivendi in Barcelona. Modus Vivendi offer a high level of professional advice and personal assistance on renting or buying a property in Barcelona, Sitges and the surrounding areas
932187093 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mvbarcelona.com
Christina Bosmans - Kids in Ibiza
Christina runs Kids in Ibiza, a comprehensive online guide for families living in or visiting the island. Listed are activities for kids, local events, family-friendly restaurants and kids shops. It also offers a baby and toddler rental equipment service for those on holiday.
+34 680 992 145.
Christine Cronan - Pole fitness instructor
Christine is a pole fitness instructor in Los Altos on the Costa Blanca
Tel634 346 978
"Pole dance & pole fitness is a great way to Get fit, meet wonderful people, learn a skill, have fun, sculpt your physique, tone up, build your confidence and much much more" (CC, June 2011)
Claire Williams - Bcn Bound
Claire is the Director of bcnbound a short term / holiday rental property search service in Barcelona. Aimed at weekenders, families, girlie weekends, groups and corporate clients. Bcnbound book perfect holiday apartments in the centre of Barcelona and help take the guess work of visitor’s stay by offering additional service such as restaurant reservations, shopping tours, bike tours and VIP entry into nightclubs.
0034 627271534 Claire@bcnbound.com
Clare Doane - Barcelona Wedding
Clare Doane, started Barcelona Wedding in 2005. It specializes in creating personalised weddings in and around Barcelona.
For more information please contact email@example.com mobile: 645265058
"I offer a very personalised service, and couples are normally thrilled to be organizing their big day,with someone that has been there before, speaks Spanish & copeswith bridezilla behavior (most brides have their moment). I also provide a useful buffer when family situations are strained, and take a lot of the pressure off the bride & their families, so they can actually enjoy themselves" (CD, Jan 2011)
Click here to read an interview with Clare
Claudia Kaiser - midwife
Based in Caduz, Claudia trained as a midwife in Germany and offers birth preparation classes for both mother and father. Also offers pregnancy yoga classes, pregnancy massage and post-natal classes. She can also visit new mums at home.
Claudia Pedain - Gynaecologist
Claudia is a German Gynecologist who has lived in Spain for more than 10 years. She has 2 children.
Since 2005 she has been working as a gynaecologist in Sagrada Familia.
She accepts the following spanish insurance companies: Asistencia Sanitaria, Allianz, Mutua general de catalunya, Axa Winterthur, Sanitas, DKV, HNA, Nectar, Antares, Cigna, Sanitas.
She also works with Adeslas also but in another doctors office in Maria Cristina.
The hospital has X-ray department and Laboratory and women do not have to go to another hospital to have blood tests or Mammograms.
Especialista en Obstetricia y Ginecología
Clinica Sagrada Familia
Segunda planta. Consultorio 2.8
C/ Torras i Pujalt 11-29
Movil: 0034 - 660 533 040
Tel.: 93 566 12 15
Centre Medic Gran Via Carles III, 97
I am working Tuesday in the morning from 10:00 until 14:00 h
Claudia Spera - Dental Hygienist
Claudia is a German Dental Hygienist, who is American and Spanish certified. Based in St Pere de Ribes, Claudia offers teeth whitening & sealants
(+34) 938962569 (+34) 625495028 firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Stolwijk - Hans Deco
Hans Deco is a website which offers maternity services and a webshop with handmade, personalised items. Hans Deco can organise baby showers, home decoration, maternity parties as well as professional maternity nurses to help mothers through the first dificult days after given birth
Connie works as a freelancer helping small businesses to export their product to other (European) countries. Currently she works with a company called SmartPlayhouse which has reinvented children’s playhouses. www.smartplayhouse.com
Corin, Karen & Maria - Kids & Cat
Corin, Karen & Maria run Kids & Cat(alonia), tailor-made tours for kids in Barcelona.
They are familiar with cafés, where kids can play, routes perfect for scooters, non smoking areas within restaurants and places for skating.
Tel 0034 673488898 email@example.com
Debbie Smith - Costa Rehab
Debbie runs CostaRehab, a confidential support and advice service dedicated to those that are suffering from the effects of alcohol or drug misuse. Offering a range of interventions from a FREE assessment, and consultation to harm minimisation, relapse prevention, referral to rehab and aftercare. Based in the community within Javea, Bentichell, Moraira, Benissa, and Gata De Gorgos areas. Those outside of this area or living in remote areas an on line service is available. For more information please contact Debbie at:
Tel: 688 805 986
Deepa describes herself as a 'wife, mom, daughter & sister all rolled into one'. She specializes in pashmina shawls and cashmere baby blankets & also creates bespoke bags and cards.
Multilingual by birth (hindi, english, bengali & spanish), she has lived in Calcutta, NYC & Barcelona.www.facebook.com/alamodebarcelona
E-mail Deepa with any queries,she ships worldwide - firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Cortese - Behaviour Analyst
Diana Cortese is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and Special Education Teacher with extensive experience in the classroom and in home base programming. Services provided include consultations, skill evaluations and assessments, writing individualized education and behavioral intervention plans, supervision of ongoing therapy, and direct therapy based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Although clients include all school aged children, specialization is in early learners with limited communication skills.
www.autismoinfo.com Click here for a full interview with Diana
Dominika Hirsch -Trainer and Lawyer
Dominika is intercultural trainer and lawyer. Her company offers intercultural training and consulting for teams, companies and professionals who would like to face up better to the challenges of the global world. Her areas of specialization include global competency development, successful communication in multicultural environments, international negotiation, developing trust in international teams, global leadership or intercultural conflict management as well as labour and company law.
Dominique Heathcote - Doms Gastronom
Dominique Heathcote runs the cookery school Doms Gastronom in Sant Cugat. She offers a variety of personalised and group courses for adults and children.
Dr Alice Byram - Stop Smoking Doctor
During her time working in Barcelona as a GP Alice became interested in smoking cessation and set up a very successful quitting smoking clinic. Alice is fully trained according to the latest international medical guidelines, and has outstanding results when treating smokers. She is now based in Cadiz and alongside her GP practice offers advice & counselling as the 'Stop Smoking Doctor'
Elia Sills - Photographer
Elia Sills is a British photographer, resident in Madrid specialising in contemporary Lifestyle and Wedding photography. Elia uses the real world as her studio, capturing the essence of your family in places they are comfortable and happy, whether that's a favourite location, or the family home. After the shoot Elia works with you to transform your selected images into unique pieces of photographic art, ranging from classic frames and canvases to contemporary wall displays and albums. (+34) 918997468
Emily Moore - Dancing Class teacher, Javea
Based in Javea, Alicante, Emily is a qualified dance instructor who loves teaching children how to dance. he currently teaches 'Boogie Time' in Javea which offers a great opportunity for little ones under 4 years a chance to express themselves through dance and music. For the older children Emily teaches more specialist dance movements that are put into a routine and performed to parents , family members at the end of the term. For more information call Emily on 608 056 062, or Amanda on 692 888 334.
Emma Harvey - Costa Brava classifieds
Emma runs Costa Brava Classifieds, an english language site offering information on everything from plumbers and estate agents to holiday lets and for sale items in the Girona area
Emma Soteras - Mamafit
Mum-of-two Emma runs Mamfit in and around Barcelona, offering workout programs combining exercises of stretching, flexibility, balance, tonification with cardio & recovery of the abs & strength exercises for the back. She also offers ante natal and post natal classes.
Emma also offers outdoor group classes twice a week, indoor group classes at DIR Diagonal twice per week & private clients.
Emma Tremlett - Hotelier
Emma lives in Marbella where she runs a small family hotel, Hotel Finlandia, with her partner Jose. She is also a freelance photographer.
Esther Jones - Founder Barcelona Metropolitan & Barcelona Birth
Esther is co-founder and Managing Director of Barcelona Metropolitan, Barcelona's magazine in English. She founded the magazine 15 years ago. Its aim is to help foreigners be part of the city and part of a community. Over the last two years it has developed a number of other channels to inform and connect with its readers and visitors, including a website, reader events, social media channels and services.
"I think that when there is a negative experience it is often the result of a lack of communication with the caregiver about what to expect (during the birthing process). There is much less choice available here in in childbirth than in some countries and women are often expected to have very little input in the process. This realisation late on in the pregnancy or during labour itself can be extremely frustrating" (EJ)
Click here to read the full interview with Esther
Eva Stefankova - Pink Novias
Pink novias is a social networking website for brides focusing on everything to do with weddings. Their mission is to create open, creative and barrier free social community for brides which allow them to share photos, comments, make friends and get in touch with wedding companies.
Farhat Tyebji - funenjoy4artncraft
Farhat is a passionate crafter and creates and works with whatever inspires her. She work with different mediums and textures but prefers using watercolour the most. She offers hand-painted scarves, wall-art, fabric paintings, table runners, fashion, jewelry and greeting cards.
You can order online, by phone or by email.
email@example.com Tel 0034 639 539 390
Fiona Flores Watson - Freelance journalist
Fiona is a journalist with 20 years' experience. She writes travel articles about Seville and Andalucia for UK magazines and newspapers, and about living in Spain as an expat working mum, Spanish society and culture for www.andalucia.com. She also does editorial consulting (she worked as a magazine editor in London for 10 years) as well as proof-reading and translations.
Mobile(00 34) 665 071 327 Landline (00 34) 954 162 831
"Many Sevillanos are closed to the outside world, and are very insular. But there are also those who love to meet foreigners. It's a city of huge contrasts" (FFW, Jan 2011)
Click here to read the full interview with Fiona
Georgina owns BabyBebe, a family run business which stocks a wide range of baby equipment and accessories including pushchairs, highchairs, travel cots and feeding accessories as well as clothing from 0-2 years and prem babies. They also stock a range of maternity wear and lingerie and hire baby equipment.
(+34) 966461764 www.babybebe.eu
Georgina Chakos - Vocal Coach
Georgina is a professional singer (Opera and Musicals) as well as a professional singing teacher/vocal coach for all levels and styles of music.
http;//georginachakos.com firstname.lastname@example.org 618459303
Georgina Sanchez - Fabuloos Dreams
Georgina Sanchez owns a small publishing company called Fabuloos Dreams where they personalize story books for children (0 to 8 years). The child is the main character and hero of his own adventure… being the captain of a pirate ship or the princess of a castle. Every story includes a dedication at the beginning of the book and are produced by professionals and artists who understand a child’s different stage of growth. A Fabuloos Dreams book is an unforgettable gift, to be given for birthdays or any other special occasion.
Gisela Casas - The Cake Company
Gisela is the mother of three girls based in Barcelona.
Gisele started in September 2011 making cakes at home for family and friends for Christmas(. She now bakes from home mostly birthday cakes, Popcakes and cookies.
You can contact her by email email@example.com or by phone 615013781. Collection is from her home in Barcelona.
Gloria Pedraza - Spanish Teacher
Gloria is a highly experiended certified language teacher . Enthusiastic, professional and provide specialized attention to her students. Intensive individual courses for people who wish to begin or perfect their command of general Spanish rapidly. You choose the dates of your course, its intensity and the objectives that you wish to achieve. Topics such as spanish culture and history form an integral part of the programme.
(+34) 690641022 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gudny Bra - Photographer
Gudny Brá is a photographer in Arenales del sol (next to Alicante) who specialises in photos of children, newborns and pregnancy.
Gypsy Westwood - photographer
Gypsy is a photographer based in Ibiza ( she was born and brought up on the island to English parents. She lived 12 years in London to finish her studies and returned to Ibiza). Gypsy specializes in weddings, children's portraits and families as well as pregnant women and newborns.
www.gypsywestwood.com and www.gypsywestwood.com/blog
Hayley Lawrence - The English Bookhouse
Hayley, a mum of two, runs The English Bookhouse in Madrid which specialises in English books for children, particularly award-winning fiction. They also have in stock a large selection of books with audio CDs. They can also organize book parties either privately or for schools.
Tel: 609 26 53 47 email@example.com
Heather Webster - R&R Ibiza Property Search Agency
Heather co-runs R&R Ibiza Property Search Agency which offers a free tailored service to find your perfect home, rental property or holiday home. Working with more than 30 island agents they do all the hard work for you. With eight years experience on the island they work closely with clients from initial contact through to completion, working only for the buyer in all negotiations.
Heather has 6 children!
Calle Ricardo Curtoys Gotteredona 3, Local 10
Santa Eulalia del Rio
Telephone: 0034 971319831
Mobiles: 0034 654087803/0034 685554606
Helen Scott - Tickety Boo
Helen, based runs Tickety Boo, a cupcake, sweetie tree and upcycled gift emporium based in Begur, Girona. Delicious cupcakes freshly baked to order, available in lots of tasty flavors, with equally tasty frostings, and with different toppers if required for your themed party. Bespoke service is available.
She also offers the 'Sweetie tree', bringing the craze for sweet treats from England to Spain - a great alternative to the piñata, and also great table decoration for dinner parties, weddings, christenings. A perfect party piece for people of a 'certain age' is the retro Sweety Tree for a trip down memory lane.
Tickety Boo also offers handmade gifts mainly using recycled materials, tiles, picture frames and mirrors to name but a few, giving you gorgeous gift ideas.
Contact Helen to find out where in Spain she can deliver to..
Tel 00 34 628604313
Helga López, Teresa Jimenez, Sandra L Sevillano - Smart Kids
Helga López, Teresa Jimenez, Sandra L Sevillano run Smartkids.com - a small group of young entrepreneurs. They created this initiative after identifying a problem with children’s clothing through friends and relatives that gave birth recently. They complained that children’s clothes become too small in a very short time and they did not know what to do with them afterwards. They also said that children’s clothes are expensive in comparison to how long they can be used.
They created Smartkids.com, so all these parents that find out that their children’s clothes are useless after a short period of time can sell them and make some profit out of their closet. Clothes that people sell to them are then available on our webpage at very reasonable prices. This offers the chance to other families to acquire high quality clothes at economic rates. Quality is a clear commitment for Smartkids. They only buy clothes that are in perfect state; that is, in good shape and from medium to high quality brands.
Helka Lehtinen - animal communicator
Helka comes from Finland, and lives with her partner is Victor who is half Philipino, half Spanish. They have a 3 year old son and another baby on the way. Helka is a social anthropologist and a primary school teacher by profession. They met five years ago and started an equestrian centre, Equilibre, together. They teach people how to communicate better with animals, especially horses, giving lessons, courses, organising visits for families and hiring out the centre for events and courses.
They live in an old farm house on a 100 hectar farm, 100 km south west from Barcelona with 13 horses, 8 goats, geese, chickens, dogs and a cat. We have lots of space, little electricity (solar panels) and no neighbours.
Mas Cabot, Carretera T201, km 9.8, Santa Perpetua de Gaia, 43421 Tarragona and phone 977 26 60 21.
Click here to read an article about Equilibre
Ines Van Bavel - International Conferencing/Marketing
Ines is co-founder of IBB International, an international conference company run together with her business partner in India. Besides that, she is an Internet Marketeer (mainly affiliate marketing), which she says is definitely crisis-proof. Based in Maresme.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.internetbusinessinfo.net and www.ibbint.com.
Ingrid Gibert - SusanitaTieneUnRaton.com
Mum-of-two Ingrid set up up SusanitaTieneUnRaton.com, a photo gifts website aimed at mothers and fathers, couples and families, who enjoy taking photos of special moments and want to savour them. You can create albums, calendars and cards online using all your favourite photos, including those on Facebook, Picasa or Flickr. Ingrid is also a Psychologist.
Isabelle van Ingen - isa Fragrances
Isabelle runs her own Fragrance Consultancy just outside Barcelona as well as offering private and corporate Perfume workshops
isa fragrances email@example.comT: +34 933010533 M: +34 667792514
Click her to read an interview with Isabelle
Jackie Pearson - A Plan Mortgages
Jackie Pearson runs the company A Plan Mortgages, which are Spanish mortgage specialists based in the Costa Blanca
(+34) 664760095 or (+34) 966715469 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aplanmortgages.com
Jacqueline Garcia - OK Idiomas Language School
Jacqueline runs OK Idiomas, a language school based in Sitges offering classes in a section of languages including Spanish, English, Catalan, French, German and Italian.
Jacqueline has been a TEFL teacher for 10 years and has a great team of teachers of all languages working with her. She also co-runs EasyLinguistics which sells bilingual audio stories as a complementary aide to language learning.
www.oksitges.com email@example.com 93 811 3124
Jacqueline Garcia and Ella Rowe – Easylinguistics
Ella and Jacqueline produce bilingual illustrated stories and accompanying audio books to aide babies (aged 0-90!) to learn additional languages. Based in Sitges. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade Brown - Stretch Therapy
Jade runs Stretch Therapy classes in San Juan Playa, Alicante - an approach to body wellness and fitness is one that combines both strength and flexibility simultaneously using Specific methods that work groups of muscles together in their most natural way by using the body´s own weight and ability. She also run workshops and stretch clinics for yoga, golfers, cyclists, runners and tennis players.
(+34) 600 980 731 - Jade (English)
Email: jade @ stretchtherapyspain.com
Jamie Poole - J&J Books
J&J Books offer over 20,000 second hand books in English, for both children and adults. There's also a full coffee shop menu, with large cappuccino's and delicious cheese cakes so you can curl up in a big chair with a mocha in one hand and several books to read in your lap
Jana Gautesen - Art de Bohemia
Jana has lived on the Costa Brava for almost three years with her husband and two children. Born in North Bohemia in the historical heart of the decorative glass trade, Jana creates handmade glass beads using the lampwork technique.
email : email@example.com
"I grew up in area that still produces some of the most famous glass art work, and now whenever my two children allow me, I sit in my workshop and melt glass to create new beads. It still fascinates me how different colors and layers of glass can combine to make what will eventually become a earring or necklace."
Jane Darroch Riley - Freelance Book Editor
Freelancer in the book publishing industry as a consultant, mostly working as a book designer but also edits, ghost writes and generally facilitates the book making process for anyone who would like to make their own book or needs help in the publishing process
Jane Makepeace - Tutesorito
Jane runs the fingerprint jewellery business. She makes beautiful, bespoke, pure silver jewellery personalised with fingerprints, miniaturised hand and footprints or children´s little drawings and doodles.
www.tutesorito.com firstname.lastname@example.org (+34) 972480209 (+34) 636205307
Jane Mitchell - Quiltmaker
Jane studied art and design history for her first degree and has always been fascinated by how artists and designers combine colour, shape and texture. Twenty years later, after a slight detour, Jane found herself back at the beginning but instead of enjoying other peoples art work She is creating my own. She makes beautiful bed quilts to order for any size bed or cot - each one is individually designed and hand quilted. Based just outside Barcelona.
You can contact Jane by e-mail: email@example.com
Jasmeet Fairest - Sunshine Magnets & Bloomin' Accessories
Jasmeet runs two businesses - 'Sunshine Magnets', bespoke customized magnets to capture your baby's special moments and also 'Bloomin' Accesories', handmade and knitted hair accessories for babies and kids.
Jennifer Galvin - Letango Tours
Letango is operated by Jennifer Galvin and her husband Carlos who do specialized travel planning and itineraries focused in Spain. They provide fully and self guided tours that include accommodations, transportation, local guides, entertainment and more. They can also provide very corporate and incentive travel packages. Based in Madrid.
(+34) 913694752 firstname.lastname@example.org www.letango.com
Jenny Pizarro - Pirolo
Jenny, who is originally from Columbia, runs Pirolo which creates different themes for children's birthday parties (princess, pirates, floral etc) , celebrations or shop openings etc. Based in Barcelona, Pirolo can supply decorations anywhere in the world. The package can be sent by post and if based in Barcelona she can visit the venue or if based elswhere you can send photos via email.
email@example.com Tel 935 647 105
Jess Waters - QuirkyAccom.com
Jess runs QuirkyAccom.com, a website offering more than 500 unusual holiday places from around the world. There is everything from treehouses to castles, cave hotels to cabins, arty and more bizarre places.
Jill Burgess - Forever Living
Based in Malaga, Jill works runs a succesful Network Marketing Business from home.Forever Living has been established for over 30 years and is the largest growers of Aloe Vera worldwide.Jill became involved in the business after using the products herself because of ill health and had remarkable results.
www.getanaturallife.es Tel: 951047288 or 690123556.
Click here to read an interview with Jill
Jo Walton - Joanna Walton flowers
Jo has over 20 years experience in the floristry business and can cater for all sorts of occasions from weddings to communions.
676369726 firstname.lastname@example.org www.joannawalton.com
Click here to read an intterview with Jo
Jolie Sutton - Kid Cashmere
Jolie hand-makes a range of beautiful pure cashmere and cahsmere & silk yarn products for mums and children from snoods, mittens and shawls The pure cashmere is spun in Scotland and the cashmere & silk in Italy. Based near Barcelona.
696879046 email@example.com www.kidcashmere.com
Jules & Jody - Melody Malaise
Jules & Jody are old acquaintances from London, keen and semi-pro photographers, now both mothers of two. They started experimenting with design as a new outlet for their work... what began as a collection of wallpapers has been quietly expanding into and onto other surfaces such as bathroom doors, windows, textiles for fashion and interiors, kids' clothes, cards and anything and everything else they can.
Most of their work is conducted on a bespoke basis: propose them a surface and they'll propose you a design through to producing and even mounting/applying it for you. e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Clarke - Beauty Therapist
Based in Begur, Julia offers beauty treatments either at her house or yours. Treatments include waxing, facials,manicures,pedicures and mssages:
Tel (+34) 66 66 87 093 Email email@example.com
Julia Fossi & Julie Stephenson - Fish & Chips
Julia Fossi and Julie Stephenson own Barcelona´s first authentic British-style Fish and Chips restaurant, which also hosts numerous family friendly activities.
Rambla de Raval 26 934411134 www.fishandchipsbarcelona.com
Click here to read an interview with Julie & Julia
Juliana Radeff . Creative Design
Juliana is a Graphic Designer with more than 15 years of experience in both graphic and web design.
Originally from Argentina, she lives in Barcelona , a city that she loves..!
Juliana enjoys working on projects where she can express her creativity and expertise, developing effective and appealing solutions that communicate.
Click here to check out her portfolio: www.julianaradeff.com
Julie Salmon - Toy Box
Julie runs and owns Toy Box, an English nursery for babies from 12 months of age. Toy Box began in 1994 when an English mother, inspired by the need to provide her own children with an English-speaking environment, pioneered Granada's first English nursery. The building is set in 800 square metres of private grounds. Half of this space is devoted to lawn and adventure playground, as well as a plot for the children's vegetable and flower garden. There is a hard surface area for bikes and trikes and fantasy areas beneath the low- hanging branches of the trees. Toy Box nursery school is the only true all English establishment in the province aside from the Almuñecar International School, which is some 60km away.
Luna 1 (next to restaurant Cateto)
18198 Monachil Tel: +34 958 300 866
Juliet Chubbock - speech therapist
Juliet is a qualified speech therapist operating in the Barcelona area. She offers speech and language therapy cases to the English-speaking community. In addition, she offers "Accent Modification" sessions which involves using therapy-based techniques with non-native English speakers to improve intonation and accent, and therefore to communicate more clearly.
Click here to read a full interview with Juliet
Juliette Allard - Doula
Juliette Allard is a fully qualified Doula, working in Barcelona and surrounding areas. She comes highly recommended by many local mums and also works as a yoga teaher.. If you have any questions for Juliette she would love to hear from you!
firstname.lastname@example.org 656639455 www.yogacongracia.com and www.mamadoula.org
"Parents need to be guided in their maternal language meaning future parents are looking for someone who is able to understand their situation 100%, understand the fact they are foregneirs, lost in translation, and also lost in the maternity medical world translation. They are looking for someone who knows the Catalan system, who knows about birth and who speaks the same language. A doula will be their birth friend and coach. The prenatal visits are always in the parents house as that is more comfortable for them" (JA, June 2009)
Please click here to read the full interview with Juliette
Kara Stenhouse - Short & Dulce
Kara runs 'Short and Dulce' which screen prints bilingual infant, kids and youth T-shirts in english and spanish. They have 16 designs that you can choose from and print on 9 different styles – all on white, high-quality, super soft 100% cotton.
Karen Boswell - owls Education
Karen is founder of owls Education in Sitges, a multisensory, creative arts and outdoor educational consultancy and provider. owls Education offers a high quality, creative learning programme, in English, delivered to small groups of children (max of 8) aged 6-9 years, outdoor beach sessions developed to allow young people (6-11 years) to acquire new skills and to grow through the sharing of ideas and experiences. They also run creative and fun Summer Esplais for small groups of children (6-12 years) as well as support for children with a variety of specific learning needs (5-16 years).
Karen Hjorth - Quemono
Quemono is an internet shop with quality toys and accessories carefully selected to entertain, educate and stimulate children’s imagination, senses and motor functions. Most of the toys are made from wood and other natural materials, and all are totally safe for children to explore. Brands in stock include HABA, Fagus, Käthe Kruse and Die Spiegelburg and you can buy online and have it shipped anywhere in the world or host a homeparty in the Sitges/Barcelona area. www.quemono.net
Karen Southall and Suzanne Nixey - Roundabout Spain
Karen and Suzanne met when their children were babies and became firm friends. Suzanne is a former airline stewardess who moved to Spain eight years ago and has a 6 year old son called Rocco. Karen is a full time journalist who has lived in Spain for 15 years and has two children Luna aged 6 and Sol aged 3. They formed RoundaboutSpain.com in the summer of 2011 to provide a complete and unique directory of activities and services on the Costa del Sol focusing entirely on children and families.
Kate Proctor - Little Monkeys
Kate is the founder of Little Monkeys, a child model agency for kids from 0-13 years old. She runs the agency with her business partner Marta Pons, a renowned child photographer. They work in advertising, film, fashion, music and television, and their kids have featured in worldwide campaigns, including Easyjet, Mini, Imaginarium, Boboli, Hot Wheels, Corte Ingles, Sfera…. They accept applications from kids of all ages and backgrounds, and have no selection policy as they believe all kids have what it takes!
Click here to read an interview with Kate
Katy Mann - Villa de Amapolas
Along with her parents, Katy runs Villa de Amapolas, a villa rental company. The house is set in the heart of the Valencian countryide, around 35 minutes from the city. Ideal for families and those who love nature and relaxtion. 2-bedrooms and a pool. For more information see the website.
Kay Newton - Personal Development Coach
Based in Mallorca, Kay is a Personal Development coach specializing in Mid Life women and their loved ones.
email@example.com Tel 971 883097
Click here to read an interview with Kay
Kirsten Lindgren - Barcelona conference group
Kirsten co-runs Barcelona Conference Group, a small incoming agency for mostly Scandinavian groups coming for business or leisure to Barcelona and other destinations.
Kirstin Barton - Alive to Change
Kirstin runs Alive to Change, a Life Coaching practice which helps women abroad, and especially mums living abroad, to settle and make the most of their lives, wherever they are. Kirstin is a positive and practical coach, and is passionate about supporting Mums in all their roles, and has a great variety of accessible and good value programmes to help Mums in all situations. She has developed popular workshops, all of which are available over the phone. Kirstin also has experience in supporting Women Entrepreneurs in their businesses, delivering regular workshops, and working directly with new entrepreneurs. Kirstin is based in France but offers workshops over the phone.
Larah Davis - Ibiza Retreats
Larah runs a wellbeing organisation called Ibiza Retreats specializing in Yoga Retreats, Meditation Retreats, Yoga and Horseriding, Family healthy holidays, Life Coaching and Self-Development Retreats, Personalised / Tailormade Retreat Holidays and Wellness Breaks, Spa Packages, Detox Retreats and a full A-Z of massages and complementary therapies.
Larah is also a holistic Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner.
Laura Iglesias - Backpack Baby
Laura has a company the rents baby travel gear: travel cots, cribs, strollers, pushchairs, car seats, etc for people holidaying in Barcelona. You can also buy food and diapers and basic childcare products that they deliver together with your order at your hotel / apartment
Av. Madrid 191 entlo 2ª, esc B, 08014 Barcelona (+34) 934927929 (+34) 615077087 www.backpackbaby.com
Lesya Starr - ¡Mamá, quiero bailar!
Professional Dance teacher holds Oriental Dance classes for Mums & babies (until 2 years old) in Poble Nou, Barcelona every Monday 5-7pm
630972679 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lesyastarr.com
Leticia Ortiz - Multicultural CAMP
Leticia Ortiz founded SherrydayCAMP in the summer of 2011, driven by a personal need for her own children. She has been living in three different countries, and she raises her kids in a multicultural environment. While spending the summers in her home town, El Puerto de Santa Maria in the south of Spain, Leticia realized that there are no good options for multicultural education that will involve both language skills with a fun and sportive atmosphere. As a result, she initiated SherrydayCAMP, which turned out to be an enormous success, despite the harsh economic landscape of Spain these days.
Libby Barnes - piano teacher & English teacher
Based in Barcelona, Libby is an English piano teacher with over 15 years experience. She gives classes to adults and chldren of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Pupils have the opportunity to perform in concerts twice a year, prepare for Associated Board exams or simply to play for pleasure and have some fun. Kids can learn a variety of styles including classical, jazz, blues or rock.
Libby also runs language classes and activities in English in Barcelona on a Saturday (Bright Sparks), focusing on the likes of English poetry and Drama.
Tel 679796281 email email@example.com
Click here to read an interview with Libby
Linda Zanganga - Zumba Instructor
Linda runs Z Dance Studio which is located in C.C. Los Dolses , Villamartin ( Costa Blanca) and is an educated zumba instructor in Zumba fitness B1 and B2 and Zumba atomic (kids). She also hosts Zumba birthday partys every Saturday and Sunday
Lindsay Gregory - Tots to Travel
Lindsay is a Holiday Property Marketing Expert for the multi-award winning Tots to Travel company, which gives parents with young children and babies peace of mind and a stress free family holiday experience – from start to finish.
Lisa Richardson - Antiques & Boutiques
Lisa is not techinically a mum but she is an excellent babysitter so we think she should be included ! Lisa offers a range of walking tours in Barcelona concentrating on style and fashion including a visit to the city's most exciting flea market, visits to antique and vintage stores as well as getting up close and personal with some of Barcelona's hottest designers.
671234800 lisa@antiquesandboutiques www.antiquesandboutiques.com
Click here to read an article about Antiques & Boutiques
Lisa Rubin - English For Babies
Lisa offers classes for youngsters aged 0-3 with Mommy or Daddy. The youngest babies (0- 15 months) become familiar with the sounds and intonations of English, while toddlers (15 – 36 months) sing songs, create fun crafts, and learn new vocabulary, simple sentences and commands.
Lisa Sadlier - Costa Consulting Bureau
Having lived, worked and set up companies in many different areas of Spain over the past 20 years, Lisa has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Qualified in European Business Administration, multilingual and experienced in tourism and new business creation she is always keen to assist others with new and existing ventures. Costa Consulting Bureau offers advice and assistance for all expatriates who: live in Spain; work in Spain; own a holiday home in Spain; or are thinking of moving to Spain.
www.ccbspain.com and www.familylifeinspain.com (+34) 952486806
Louise Brace - Soy Eco!
Louise runs Soy-Eco!, an online store with a range of environmentally friendly products that offer the choice to live a more sustainable life, with low carbon, recycled, organic & water saving products.
Eco toys, recycled rucksacks, water saving devices, solar powered lighting, organic beauty and food products, wind-up torches, lamps and walking sticks and much more.
She is based in Málaga but we sell and distribute to the public, shops and businesses throughout Spain and Portugal.
Tlf: 952 852 664 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http//soy-eco.com
Louise Cooke Edwards - Marbella's self-styled media "guru"
Publisher of marbellas.com and director of media machine international PR agency, Louise Cook Edwards has been at the hub of the media in Marbella for 16 years. Editor of the iconic and much copied glossy magazine, Absolute Marbella, for 5 years, her PR company media machine international, operative since 2000, has worked with leading brands such as Loewe, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels and Nikki Beach. Focused on local, national and UK PR campaigns, Louise and her team can raise the press profile of your business, while the company's
online magazine, marbellas.com - currently ranking number 4 for searches on "marbella" in Google is "1st for quality lifestyle news". Louise is married to the super talented photographer Gary Edwards and the couple have an 8 year old son, Lloyd. Louise is part of the Town
Hall's recently formed Think Tank, a consultancy group of integrated foreign entrepreneurs.
email@example.com Tel: 95288 2988.
"I feel that the Costa del Sol is brimming with opportunities, but there are frustrations such as finding reliable suppliers" (LCE, July 10)
Click here to read the full interview with Louise
Lucie Bloor - Tender Loving Canguros
Tender Loving Canguros, owned by Lucie Bloor, is a nanny and babysitting agency for families in and around Barcelona and also the Costa Brava, Castelldelfels and Ibiza.
647605989 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tlcanguros.com
Click here to read an interview with Lucie
Lucy Hales - Matrix Relocations
Lucy is a consultant for Matrix Relocations so if anyone needs any free advice on moving to Madrid don’t hesitate to get in touch – I’m always happy to help people who are in the same boat as I was 7 years ago.
917084039 email@example.com www.matrixintgroup.com
Lynda Smith - Colour in My World
Lynda Smith is author of a unique self-help colour guide for children. The first book of its kind. Colour In My World has the power to increase children’s creativity and self-esteem. This is a great resource for children to tap into the colour realms around them and lighten up their world Colour In My World helps children discover the colours that suit them and uncovers their own colour sign.
Lynn Paterson - Teethwhitening Technician and Nu Skin Distributor
Lynn is a qualified Teethwhitening Technician working in the Alicante region. She works out of a number of salons and offers home visits as well. www.teethwhitespain.com
Lynn is also a Nu Skin Distributor. Nu Skin is an anti-ageing Company that targets ageing at its source – the genes. Lynn also has a Pharmanex® Biophotonic Scanner which scans your antioxidant levels and tells you if your dietary intake is providing sufficient protection against free radicals.
www.goforyourlooks.com or www.nuskin-spain.com
Maria Cecilia Tacchi - Patient advocate
Cecilia is the Costa del Sol's first Patient Advocate. A patient advocate is there for you to help fight any battles on your behalf, cut through red tape, explain diagnoses and options, seek second opinions and generally have the your best interest at heart and be the strong yet calm voice during difficult situations. Personal experience and professional medical expertise led Cecilia to decide to set up the first patient advocacy firm in the Costa del Sol.
Compass HealthCare Guidance
Maria Salsench - Bebetistan
After having her twin girls in 2006 Maria and her husband decided to dedicate themselves to the babycare market and created Bebetistan, 'the land of the babies'. They are the distributors of the babycare brand ISImini from Holland for Spain and agents of Duns Sweden, baby clothing made of organic cotton. They have also launched their own brands: laMuseline and laBandane, designed in Barcelona. laMuseline are soft lightweight muslins made of 100% cotton and laBandane are really practical bandana bibs made of 100% cotton too. They have their own online shop where you can find laMuseline, laBandane, Isimini and baby gift boxes.
Mariana Escudero - Textileria
Mariana runs Textileria which makes unique handmade table linens, beach bags, pijamas and ladies beach dresses.
Textileria by Mariana Escudero
+34 630 12 0746
Marie-Hélène Entin - Minibiza
Marie-Hélène was born in the Netherlands and moved to Ibiza at the age of three months.After studying Geology at Barcelona University she decided to move back to Ibiza, where she worked as a retail manager for Replay, the renowned Italian fashion brand.
Since her teenage years, Marie-Hélène babysat for families holidaying on the island. After giving birth to her second child, she came up with the idea of Minibiza and went on to study for three years at the Instituto Antoni Maura (Palma de Mallorca) to acquire qualifications in infant education (0-3 years) and child care (3 years and above).
Minibiza is a completely new way for children to have fun with original toys in the open air in a huge garden specially adapted for them. Different Workshops are organized in which the children have a fantastic time. All this for the children while the grown ups can go off and do their own thing, or stay and have something to eat or drink in pleasant surroundings.
+34 686 18 59 33
Mariko Patti, Borbála Nagy & Fanny Boucharinc - Didongo Club
These enterprising mothers run Didongo, which offer creative activity kits for children aged 3 to 7 years. They contain a range of arty materials for parents and kids to carry out creative activities together. The kits are great in that once built, the children can then play with their creations. They can be bought via the internet by means of a subscription. Deliveries also include a monthly surprise!
Tel +34 653 281 755
Marina Vishnyakova - Kids&Chic.com
Marina owns Kids&Chic.com, a Spanish online designer kids boutique that offers a selection of trendy and high quality affordable kids clothes, shoes, gifts and toys from the best European brands. Its story goes to May 2011 when she lived in Canada and Kids&Chic.com was born first as a Canadian online kids clothing store with the aim to introduce and sell Spanish brands in North America. But one day their plans changed and they had to move back to Spain, having almost two years of successful work of their online boutique.
In February 2013 Kids&Chic.com started operating from Barcelona with more brands and more products. Everything is designed and/or produced in Spain.
Marta Ioannou - Beautician
Based in Alella, just outside Barcelona, Marta offersa variety of treatments both at my home and out.These include waxing both hot and cold,electrical depilation,body/facial exfoliation (removes dead skin cells leaving the area uniformly soft helping creams and other products to penetrate easier into the skin;massages both body and facial and specific teatment for muscular pains,circulation or warm and relaxing massage. She also does eyelash/eyebrow tinting, eyebrow depilations(tweezer method); facials for all skin types which includes facial and neck massage;manicures and pedicures.
Tel.93 555 9070 Mobil:677827483 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Hudson - Easybuy
Maureen runs the Easybuy Franchise in Moraira which differs to most Estate Agents in Spain in that they don´t charge commission to sell your property. They offer the same service but charge an up front fee and will advertise your property for as long as it takes to sell. In the current climate this allows sellers to be a bit more flexible with their asking price. They aslo arrange long term rentals and in the summer Maureen is busy with holiday lets in Moraira & Javea..
www.easybuyspain.es and www.holidayvillarentalsinspain.com
Maxine Raynor - Money Saver Spain
Maxine is British and has been living near Madrid since 1987. After working in various companies in Spain she decided to set up her business MoneySaverSpain.com in 2011. However, as tends to happen with new business ventures, things didn't go quiet as planned, so it wasn't until summer 2012 that the webpage really started to grow and attract visitors. In her weekly newsletter (out Thursdays) she rounds up the latest info on offers, discounts, sales and consumer news. There's also lots of information on the website for mums who want to save, with special discounts exclusive to Money Saver Spain. You can find more on Twitter @MoneySaverSpain and her Facebook page.
T. (+34) 911 124 907 / M. (+34) 685 985 380
Mayu Miller - Freelance Sommelier
Based in Begues close to Barcelona, Mayu works with the Spanish organic winery, Cavas Pares Balta, as Export Area Manager for Asia, UK and Ireland.
Also organize and present wine tasting events, winery visits and create wine list for bars and restaurants.
Mayumiller@gmail.com Tel 6787390319
"The sommelier course I did was less intensive, but I had to do loads of reading and tasting. Tasting was especially difficult for me, as all the wine tasting events started in the evening and this was difficult to combine with two children. I sat the final exam for the Sommelier qualification while 8 months pregnant. Luckily I didn’t go off wine during the pregnancy" (MM, 2010)
Click here to read the full interview with Mayu
Melissa Boddy - Early Years, Sitges
Melissa, a qualified primary school teacher, runs the Early Years child minding service near Mas Mestre (Sitges)
Melissa Chapman - Fifi Flores
Melissa runs Fifi Flores which offers unique baby gifts in the form of beautiful baby bouquets. The bouquets are made up of soft, cotton babywear items which have been designed by Melissa and include, hats, bibs, bodies, t-shirts, socks and rompers. They make fantastic gifts to celebrate any new arrival and make a refreshing aalternative to fresh flowers.
Aptd. No 53, Palomares, 04618 Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería
+34 677 146 592 email@example.com
Melissa Cokely - Baby Rock English
Melissa Cokely runs Baby Rock English in Barcelona, which aims to introduce English to small children through the medium of music and movement.
653924542 firstname.lastname@example.org www.babyrockenglish.com
Click here for an interview with Melissa
Michele Goldin - Hello English
Michele runs a a dance and movement school for young children (ages 12 months to 9 years). The program offers a series of original classes created for young kids, and their families, to dance and play together. All classes are taught entirely in English so that Spanish families can practice the English they already know and for international families to dance in a comfortable environment. In addition to weekly classes they hold performing arts and dance camps, birthday parties, workshops, weekend events and more.
Michelle Challis - Krazy Kidz, Javea
Michelle Challis' shop, Krazy Kidz, in Javea, Alicante, offers a range of second hand clothes, push chairs, toys and books for children. All of their stock is carefully chosen by them and everything must be in ‘as-new’ condition. They also offer a massive range of rental items for families visiitng the Marina Alta area for their holidays. They deliver to you, set up, and pick up rental items, all from stock in the shop in Javea port.
email@example.com Tel. 679 042 692
Michelle Courtright - Mother Tongue
Michelle is the co-founder of Mother Tongue, an editorial house that creates products to help people learn and practice languages. They have just created the first iPad storybook app for kids of "The Legend of Saint George"- it's in Catalán, Spanish and English- perfect for a multicultural family.
www.mothertongue.es www.facebook.com/MotherTongueSL Twitter: @mothertonguesl
Michelle Dominguez Martin - Just Typing Services
Based in Granada Province, Michelle provides a digital audio and copy typing service to enable companies or individuals to free up their time to concentrate on other tasks. Michelle works on a self employed basis so companies can save both time and money, which is often associated with advertising and employing a permanent staff member.
Tel: 958 612 083
Michelle Goldsmith - Mallorca One Stop Homes
Mallorca One Stop Homes advises on, organizes, takes care of and looks after the entire range of aspects linked to the purchase, maintenance and administration of foreign owned properties held on Mallorca.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0034 606 603 650 or 0034 686 283 551 www.mallorca-onestop.com
Click here to read an interview with Michelle
Michelle Macdonald - homeopath
Michelle has been practising homeopathy since 2001.
She trained in classical homeopathy with The School of Homeopathy in Devon- UK ,The London International College of Classical Homeopathy and The George Vithoulkas International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is a member of the Health Professionals for Cellular Medicine(HPCM) group and uses Dr.Rath’s vitamin therapy to correct certain imbalances at cellular level and as prevention to support the organism in achieving optimum health. In her practice, she also draws upon her extensive background in teaching and counselling. Based in Girona
Tel. 671 410 909
Monica Kruger - Kindermusik teacher
Monica is one of several teachers in and around Spain offering Kindermusik classes, an initiative committed to bringing music to the lives of children aged 0 to 7 years old.
Kindermusik is a music and movement program where you and your child will play, listen, and dance to musical activities specifically designed to stimulate early childhood development and strengthen neural pathways in your child's brain though music.
Monica currently offers classes in Gracia, Barcelona
Tel Tel 667848885
Monica Panato - Photographer
Based in Sitges, Monica Panato is an Italian photographer with a unique, personal style who comes highly recommended for children´s photography.
Nadine kazerounian - Forever Living
Nadine runs Forever Living, which she started in the UK in 2009. She offers a wide range of products for health, wellbeing and beauty and we're the industry leaders in natural products based on aloe vera and ingredients from the beehive. She has been able to help lots of people have a better quality of life through using her products, and has been working with others in her team to help them achieve a great income.
Her business is expanding rapidly and is currently looking for a few key people who would like to earn a considerable income working either part-time or full-time anywhere in Spain. You choose your hours, you decide how much you would like to earn, and she can help you every step of the way.. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, contact Nadine at email@example.com Tel 0034 649 052 099
Nayna Alonso - Midwife & Health visitor
Nayna is a UK qualified general nurse, midwife and health visitor. She offers the following services: Antenatal check ups; Antenatal classes; Parentcraft classes; Postnatal reviews and support; Advice on feeding your baby; Baby massage classes. Nayna also runs The Baby Group - a mother and baby group where you can come for all antenatal and postnatal advice and discuss parenting issues her and other mums and mums to be. From pregnancy and after. Get some advice, weigh baby and chat to other mums.
The Baby Group - Pickles Dance Studio, Avda Notario Alemany 1, Magaluf, Mallorca.
Tel: 675 904 430 firstname.lastname@example.org www.naynababycraft.com
Niamh Baldock - Photographer
Niamh is a Sitges-based photographer who works all over the Barcelona area. She specialises in children and families, and also does weddings, corporate portraits, and much more.
695803811 email@example.com www.niamhphotography.com
Nichola Elliot - Indigo Relocation
Nichola, is a mum-of-two co- runs Indigo, specialists in concierge and relocation in Gibraltar. They provide services to organisations, families and individuals in Gibraltar and the surrounding area. They also offer additional services to help families settle into their new homes and lives. Whether it's property search, looking for reputable babysitters or cleaners, advising on good restaurants or helping to move your pet out.
Tel + 350 216 54321
Nicole Hofmann - Design and Art Direction
Nicole has been working as a freelancer for advertising agencies for more than ten years. In Sitges she set up her own design studio and is now working for clients all over Europe as well as local clients. Check out her portfolio on www.barracudadesigns.com
In her spare time she makes unique soft toys - Blanditos - especially designed for babies which you can order directly from her. See her fantastic creatures from the sea on www.blanditos.com
(+34) 938945528 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki Roberts - BeachFit Bootcamp
Nikki Roberts is the Founder and Director of BeachFit Bootcamp. An ex-professional dancer, Nikki has an extensive background in physical fitness, diet, health and wellbeing. The creation of BeachFit Bootcamp came from a strong desire to make training beneficial yet fun and accessible to all people from all backgrounds without limits in an idillic setting, a world away from life's stresses and demands. The bootcamp is a weekend long intensive program of varied training styles, diet, relaxation and escape. "our clients are provided with all the tools needed to leave feeling better than they thought they could feel as we empower each and every person to continue their journey of physical strength, self belief and ultimate mind and body health."
Facebook Page: Beach Fit Bootcamp
Nikki Winter - Neater Pool Guardian
Nikki co-runs Neater Pool Guardian, custom-made safety fences for pools that are affordable, safe, easily removable and visually appealing. Based in Moraira.
Nikol Kollars - singer/presenter
Nikol Kollars is a soul, jazz & pop singer and Master of Ceremony/Presenter for events, galas and parties. Based in Barcelona now for 12 years, Nikol has performed internationally for a wide range of audiences from Spanish royalty to small and intimate groups for dinner parties at private homes. After becoming a mother Nikol began to expand her services and combine her professional experience and her 10 years experience as a nanny, offering afternoon play sessions in English for children. Currently Nikol is programming afternoon activities for children in the Vila Olimpica neighborhood at Petit Món in the Centre de la Vila shopping center. For more information and to be on the mailing list please contact: email@example.com. www.nikolkollars.com
Nina Costas - Centre Ninos
Nina is the founder of Centre Ninos located in the Diagonal area of Barcelona. They promote interactive education for adults and children. They organize classes such as pre and post natal yoga, baby massage/reflexology, theatre classes, dance classes, family group classes, shiatsu, meditation etc
C/ Sèneca, 33-35, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Tel 932 37 13 61
Nina Onsrud - Childhood Allergy Expert
Nina Onsrud is a highly recommended expert in childhood food allergies. She has offices in both Madrid and Barcelona
Click Here to Read an Interview with Nina
Nuria Moreno Martinez - Regalola.com
Nuria co-runs Regalola.com which allows you to create your gift wish list and then invite your friends to contribute. Ideal for birthdays, Christmas, showers, hen and stag parties, weddings... or just because you deserve it!
Create your event, choose the presents you really want and design a fun and personalised invitation for your event.
Ola Hopper - Harbin Design
Architect, interior designer, mum and founder of Harbin Design, diverse and energetic design studio providing interior design services ranging from private apartments and houses to large commercial and office spaces. Based in Sitges, offers its services throughout Cataluña.
www.harbin-design.com (+34) 669970576
Olga Oskorbina - Jivamukti and prenatal yoga teacher
Olga is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti and Prenatal yoga teacher living and teaching in Barcelona, Spain. She offers regular scheduled classes whose aim is to guide students towards becoming stronger and more flexible physically, help them release emotional blockages and to develop a more balanced state of mind. Classes are designed for all levels of yoga practitioners. Classes are conducted in English, Spanish, or Russian.
tel.: (+34) 638859882
Pamela Thompson - A Ma Terapies
Pamela runs A Ma Terapies, a holistic and natural therapy centre in the Eixample district of Barcelona. As well as conventional treatments the centre offers the likes of Pilates, allergy testing, pregnancy yoga and ante-natal classes. Tel 934516572 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Galasso - 'Let's Chat!'
Patricia owns and runs Let's Chat! A Multimedia English Academy in Cadiz. Classes available for adults, children and business professionals. Other languages taught include Spanish, French and German.
Calle Ancha, 11A
11160 Barbate, Cadiz
Contact: Patricia Galasso (director) email@example.com
956 43 41 40 / 669 66 31 31 / 618 43 01 33
Paula and Helen - Fresh Curry Company
Paula and Helen import delicious Indian and Thai curry sauces from the UK. They are fully prepared - no need even to chop an onion! Just add meat, heat and serve. They also deliver to your door! The perfect recipe for busy Mums trying to conjour up a gourmet meal in 10 minutes! Suitable for vegetarians, gluten free and with no artificial ingredients.
firstname.lastname@example.org (+34) 663027297
Paula Dietz Rauber - Photographer
Paula Dietz Rauber is based in Sant Cugat and is a photographer specialising in pregnant women, babies, children and families. Paula works on location and only with natural light. Clients can choose where they would like the photographs taken: at home, in a park or on the beach. Spontaneity plays a big role in Paula’s work and she places great emphasis on capturing natural, fresh images that truly reflect her subject’s personality.
(+34) 636495456 www.dietzrauber.com
Penny Gatwod - Y tu Bebe También
Penny Gatwood runs Y tu Bebe También. A Sitges based one-on-one personal fitness training service for mothers and babies
Pippa Miekle -Bright Sparks
Pippa runs English classes for native English or fluent speakers held on Saturdays & weekdays for children aged 8 til 12 years and also 5 to 7 years.
100 Rambla Catalunya (corner of Provenca). Nearest metro stations are Diagonal (blue and green line) or Provenca (train). .
Contact Pippa or Libby at email@example.com
Click here to read a full interview with Pippa's business partner Libby
Rachael West - Textura Baby
Rachael West is owner of Textura Baby (St. Cugat), a shop specifically for babies and children's homewear with a full range of textile items from baby changing mats, duvet covers, quilts, blankets, cot bumper pads, to children's bed linen, towels, bath robes, and accessories.
C/Valldoreix, 5 935442991
Rachel Bird - dental consulant
Rachel works as a patient co-ordinator with a cosmetic dentist in Nueva Andalucia. They offer free, no obligation consultations to people both here and in the UK and provides clients with a full treatment plan and quotation. Where possible they offer solutions so that clients can choose a treatment plan that suits their budget and expectations. They also offer whitening and dental implants as well as general medical dentistry.
Rachel also have a partnership with Aria Medical group who offer a range of cosmetic surgery procedures by the well renowned Dr Marco Vricella.
Tel 0034 697409841 firstname.lastname@example.org www.marbelladental.com
Rachel Duval - voice coach
Rachel is a voice teacher and voice coach in Barcelona. She is a certified K-12 music teacher from the University of Washington in Seattle and was an elementary school music teacher both in the USA and in Barcelona before pursuing her career as a full time opera singer and voice coach. She works with students from age 8 and beyond in English and Castellano, but prefers working in English. She has coached students into programs such as Berkelee College of Music and the American Musical Theatre Acadamy of London and sings here in Barcelona herself. She would be delighted to work with you or your child out of her studio in Sarria (3 blocks from the Sarria FCG) and her rates are competitive. Happy singing!
Rebeca Pacheco - Quilter
Rebeca runs Quilter, a Personal Concierge & Lifestyle Management firm based in Barcelona that aims to make your life easier and more pleasant. They offer a personalized and discreet service to remove the tasks that distract you from work, your family or from those things that are really important to you. Services include relocation management, personal concierge, home management and personal assistance.
+34 618 059 530
Balmes 167, 3º-2ª
Rebecca Laidlaw - Source23
Rebecca Laidlaw is co-founder of MumAbroad & also Source23, a full-service agency providing services in the areas of web design, marketing, offline and print design, branding and corporate identity. Located in Barcelona
Rebecca@mumabroad.com, email@example.com www.source23.com
Rebecka Malm - Barcelona Conference Group
Kirsten co-runs Barcelona Conference Group, a small incoming agency for mostly Scandinavian groups coming for business or leisure to Barcelona and other destinations.+34 6 48 81 77 81
Rubina Morton - Advanced Reflexology Practitioner
Rubina's Indian background was to be the foundation course for her later career in holistic therapy. She says that ahe always remembers her mother preparing natural remedies for ailments and her grandmother and aunties giving head and shoulder massages, as well as pummelling the feet. Techniques passed down from generation to generation. Now based in Javea she runs an holistic therapies clinic specializing in Reflexology.
Ruth Simma - Barcelino
Ruth runs Barcelino, fun and interactive kids tours in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, with guides in medieval dress who will show the group the everyday life of children in ages past. Walking through the medieval part of town, you will learn how people lived in those times, what food they ate, what games they played, when and how young people came of age, etc
Saira Delfield - Yurts Tarifa & Chilimosa
Saira runs two businesses, Yurts Tarifa, A family run Yurt Hostel in natural park only 3km from the town of Tarifa and a Vegetarian restaurant located in Tarifa called Chilimosa. It offers home-made tapas using only organic ingredients.
www.yurtstarifa.com Tel 956 68 50 92
www.chilimosa.com Tel 626538423
Sam is a party entertainer based in Mallorca, who organises themed parties and bouncy castles for all occasions for children. She also organises adult parties with comedy waitors, funny security guards and lots of different characters.
Samantha Lane - Primary Teacher
Samantha is a British qualified Early Years and Primary Teacher (PGCE BA(Hons)) based in Sitges. She offers classes based around fun activities in her home for approximately 2¾ to 4 year olds covering: Shapes and Colours, Numbers and Counting, Pre-reading skills: Phonics and letters, and Pre-writing skills: Pencil grip and control. She follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, but is very keen to meet individual needs and preferences.
firstname.lastname@example.org (+34) 634521610 (+34) 938114528
Samantha Sintes - IndyBel
Samantha Sintes owns and runs IndyBel, an online shop for organic and innovative products for pregnancy and babies in Spain. Based in Andalucia.
Click here for Samantha´s story on setting up her business
Sandra Europe - Spinning instructor & Professional Networker
After an horrific accident in 2005, Sandra moved to Spain to recuperate.Incredibly after just 18 months he qualified as a Spinning instructor. She also runs The Costa Business Club on the Costa del Sol
Spinning info: email@example.com
Read Sandra's incredible story by clicking here
View Sandra Europe - Spinning instructor & Professional Networker
Sara Sala - The Wine Colours
Sara co-owns The Wine Colours, wine and food tour specialists specializing in custom-made wine tour trips, food and wine experiences, events or incentives related to food and wine.
The Wine Colours offers a wide range of food and wine experiences such as cooking lessons based on Spanish gastronomy, tapas tours, wine, cheese or ham tastings as well as corporate events or incentives combining work with team building activities related to food and wine. They are based in Barcelona.
Sarah Mercer - Women in Africa Forum
Sarah is the founder of the Women in Africa Forum, Conference series. An annual conference that brings together entrepreneurs, corporate executives and women to discuss women’s empowerment across the continent and promote's women in leadership She is also e executive director for African Recovery and the Miss entrepreneur Africa awards.
Sarah is also an administrator for the company 'Ido for you' ‘I Do for You', a company offering "Relocation Services" specializing in organizing, planning and offering an enjoyable adaptation and transition to your new life in Barcelona and throughout Spain.
A former Olympic gymnast (Barcelona ’92) competing for Great Britain. She was also a 5-time British Champion between 1988 and 1992 and was also World Junior Champion in 1990.
Tel + 34 935 552 429
Cell (Europe) + 34 622 534 083
Cell (Kenya) + 254 (0) 727258578
Skype - sarahmercerfn
Sarah Reed - Brava Baby
Based in Begur on the Costa Brava, Sarah runs Brava Baby, offering individually crafted children`s keepsakes such as clay impressions, fingerprint jewellery, stone outprints & ceramic artwork.
T. 620 455573
Sarah Scott - Personal fitness trainer
Sarah Scott is a qualified and experienced fitness trainer who works for the Active-8 team. She specialises in pre and postnatal training for women who want an active, healthy pregnancy (and beyond) and postnatal training to regain fitness and energy levels. One-to-one training in your own home, group sessions, as well as nutrition advice and massage. Covers Barcelona and Sant Cugat areas. For more information www.active-8.es or telephone 609 176 505.
Sasha Pateras - Baby Kangaroo
Originally from London but moved to the South of Spain over 10yrs ago. Baby Kangaroo specialises in fun & practical baby products. The main product at the moment is the “Baby sling”
902 02 21 21/660 925 517 firstname.lastname@example.org
Setting up & marketing a business
In this section we are putting together advice and interviews from Professionals about setting up and establishing your business idea
Click here to read about setting up and marketing your business
Shawn McSweeney - Doula
Shawn McSweeney (mum of two) is an experienced doula operating in the Sitges area. She speaks fluent English, Catalan and Spanish. Her services include birth preparation, prenatal yoga and postnatal support as well as help with breastfeeding.
email@example.com (+34) 619880952 (+34) 938113282
Sol Torralba - Escobedo - Baby Travelling
Sol runs Babytravelling, a baby equipment rental company. Although based in Barcelona, Babytravelling has successfully opened delegations in Madrid and Valencia. Strollers, car seats, travel cots, high chairs, toys or bottle warmers are included in the product list. They aim to deliver at any address in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. You can find more information at www.babytravelling.com or you can also email us to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us to +34.670731835.
Sonia Dominguez - Childminder
Sonia is a childminder based in Sitges. She is just finishing her Certificate III in Children Services by mail in Australia and worked 2 years as an Assistant Teacher in a Kindergarten in Australia.
Sophie Clay - Stella & Dot
Sophie is currently establishing the US boutique-style jewelry & fashion chain Stella & Dot in Spain.
The company was founded by fellow Mumpreneur Jessica Herrin, who had a vision to create a new kind of company that would offer today's busy women a career alternative. Their stores are simply a 'pop-up shop' in your living room instead of expensive retails stores and the team travel the world to work directly with the finest stone cutters and component makers, sourcing their goods to eliminate the middle man.
"I love the fashion, the flexibility, the fun and being a part of this amazing community of entrepreneurs I am able to be creative helping style people - the jewelry sells itself. It is hand-crafted in New York, using semi-precious stones, everything plated in silver and 18-24kt gold. Half the line is under 50 euros. Some of the pieces have been seen in Instyle, Lucky, and Vogue" (SC, June 2013)
If you are interesting in hosting a trunk show for Stella & Dot, please contact Sophie on email@example.com or +34 625490016
To view Stella & Dot products go to www.stelladot.com
Sophie Hoffmann - Pilates Para Ti!
Sophie lives in Jimena de la Frontera, near Sotogrande, Cádiz and is a Pilates instructor. She works all over, from Estepona to Gibraltar giving all sorts of Pilates classes but -since having her son, specialises in Prenatal and Mother & Baby Postnatal Pilates. Classes are Tuesdays 11am Mums & Tots Pilates, 12pm PreNatal Pilates Zona Fitness, Los Barrios. Wednesdays 12pm Kings Bastion, GibraltarPilatesParaTi@gmail.com (+34) 600214977 www.facebook.com/?sk=messages#!/group.php?gid=175850164280
Sophie Ruggles- food writer
Sophie moved from Australia to Spain eight years ago with her family and accidentally opened a restaurant. Emu Bar was Barcelona´s first and only Australasian eatery and quickly became known as the place to find real spice in town. Sophie has since closed the restaurant´s doors and now she dedicates all her time to writing cookbooks. Her latest book is Suddenly Cooking - real food made real easy - The complete kitchen survival guide for adult beginner cook, limited cooks and the kitchen phobic.
"Know that food is only as complicated as you make it, be prepared and have what you need on hand before you start cooking. For example if it´s inspiration you lack then get yourself a good collection of easy delicious recipes, if it´s skills you lack then practice what you like and know and build you confidence over time" (SR, Jan 2011)
Click here to read the full interview with Sophie
Susan Coleman - The Lavender Room
Susan runs the Lavender Room, a private beauty room, based in the heart of Los Dolces, Costa Blanca.
"Being a mum myself i understand how little time and money we allocate to ourselves, in our daily scheduele. Someing so simple as even an eyebrow shape can feel like trying to operate a full on production, booking it, getting a babysitter, babysitter letting you down, child with runny nose etc etc. Well at Lavender Room this can be simplified, as i have on certain days a fully qaulified child minder. You get your pampering, your little one gets to play and have fun too, at no extra cost to you"
Tel 672 505 773
Susana Aguilar - Barcelona Wedding Designers
Susana co-runs Barcelona Wedding Designers, who tailor-make weddings in Barcelona & Catalunya.
"Our job is to design your wedding in Barcelona just how you want it, giving you more creativity and selecting your perfect place for an exceptional wedding"
Susanne Wittkamp - Beibi Web
Susanne runs an e-shop where she sells useful articles for babies and theirs mums, such as babywraps and other babycarriers, breastfeeding t-shirts, reusable diapers, the menstrual cup Mooncup® and more. The articles she sells help mums in raising their children naturally, promote attachment between parents and their children and are sustainable since they help reducing waste.
Susie Hunt - Reiki practitioner
Susie was born in Kitalie, Kenya. She has spent most of her life on a farm in Africa. Now living in Barcelona, she owns and runs an Executive Pet Sitting company and also offers Reiki to animals and humans alike. She is training to become a Reiki Master under the tutelage of her Master and Personal Developement teacher Arvick Baghramian.
Sussie Lindqvist - de Nen a Nen
Sussie co-runs De Nen a Nen, a second-hand store for children's items. The shop sells the same products as in regular stores, in perfect condition and a lot cheaper, usually 50-70% less. It works as a consignment store which means that you deposit your things in the store and they sell them. Once sold they split the benefits.
The store is located in Castelldefels, south of Barcelona. firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzu Jane - Jewelry designer
Suzu is a jewelry designer based in Begur, Costa Brava
"I enjoy watching each necklace or bracelet or handbag jewel come to life and I especially love working with materials like stone, crystal, glass, wood, feathers, anything natural. These natural materials actually come alive when someone wears them. I love it when women find and feel they have found the right colour and style for them. I have also created necklaces for little girls, or should I say Princessess, and I have been told once they have them on, they do not want to take them off. A wonderful feeling" (SJ March 2012)
Sylvia Baker - Professional Translator
Sylvia Baker de Perkal,BA, MCIL Professional translator 34 971 665583 email@example.com
Tag Montagu - The Marbles Experience
Managing Director of The Marbles Experience. The Marbles Experience weight loss and fitness 7 day programmes are aimed at helping people of all ages, shapes and abilities to evaluate their relationships and underlying experiences with food, self-perception, fitness and lifestyle. We run extensive classes which include areas of exercise, lifestyle coaching, counselling, EFT and NLP techniques and nutrition expertise
Tenette Ludlow - Escondrijo
Netty runs an intimate boutique guesthouse in the heart of the beautiful historic centre of Vejer de la Frontera, in Cadiz province, which is a wonderful base to explore this unspoilt part of Spain. Stylish accommodation but very relaxed and informal - and now with added family-friendliness.
Callejón Oscuro, 3 Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz - 11150 t: 34 956447438
m: 34 66995030, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tjalja Schaaf - Mis Pegatinas
Tjalja Schaaf is the owner of the webshop www.mis-pegatinas.es. Mis Pegatinas is the webshop for all your personalised name labels and makes lost property a thing of the past. You can order name labels that are dishwasher and microwave safe, iron-on clothing labels that will stay put in the washing machine and tumble dryer and if your child has a food allergy, our allergy alert labels are indispensable. You can easily design your own labels online with our user friendly label designer, and if you like the result, simply order them online and they will be dispatched to you within 4 working days!
C/Gaziel 42 Bajos 1A, 08017 Barcelona
Vanessa Brooks - holistic birthing
Vanessa has lived in the Alpujarras for 8 years. She has birthed her three sons here and has helped numerous women in their birthing journey, delivering many babies. She has been the inspiration and central pillar of Da-a-Luz. Vanessa is also a maternity and birth photographer. email@example.com
Click here to read an interview with Vanessa
Vicky Michaels - interior designer
Vicky is a qualified and experienced Interior Designer with her own design practice based in Marbella. Pulse Interior Design is a young, enthusiastic and passionate interior design company, newly established on the Coast which strives to create beautiful spaces for living in, working in and playing in.
“Our primary goal is to give clients what they want at the highest quality and excellence, resulting in spaces they are proud of. In my experience the most triumphant projects are ones where the client has been successfully listened to” (VM. Jan 2012)
T: + 34 952 834 831
M:+ 34 679 208 117
Victoria Corbit - Shaker Web Design
Victoria Corbit is co-owner of Shaker Web Design. Shaker Web Design provides affordable web site solutions for businesses within Spain. Websites designed and hosted for two years from as little as €125 (one off fee). 10% discount to anyone that contacts them through MumAbroad
966719289 or 663806564 www.shakerwebdesign.com
Victoria Gonzalez - Doula
Doula Vicky González is based in Barcelona and she works in the whole province of Barcelona.
She is mother of 3 children of 7, 5 and 1 years old.. She speaks current English, French, Spanish and Catalan.
Virginia Marí - Minibiza
Virginia was born in Ibiza and has a degree in Hotel Management from the University of Barcelona.
During her studies, Virginia gained experience through on the job training at the Hotel School and also by working part time for Catering Sibaris.Once she finished her studies, she moved back to Ibiza, where she became a quality coordinator for Hotel Torre del Mar, where she implemented the “Q” Quality Standard for tourism businesses.With the goal to create her own business, she studied Events Organisation and Protocol for the Tourism Industry, and Wedding, Baptism and Communion planning.
Virginia founded Virginia M Chic Events and organises magical birthdays for kids and other parties at Minibiza Club de Campo’s wonderful garden.
+34 619 12 23 06
Yolanda Potman - Dance Tickles
Dance Tickles is run by mum of two, Yolanda Potman and takes place at Centre Mandala in St Pere de Ribes. The following classes are offered to toddlers and children: Toddler Dance (2.5 - 4 years), Toddler Yoga (2,5 -4 years), Kids Dance (4-7 years) and Dance Expression (4-7 years)
(+34) 618441750 www.dancetickles.com
Yolanda Talavera -Yoyo Photography
Yolanda Talavera is a contemporary portrait photographer located in Mallorca. She specializes in newborns, babies, children and maternity. She has a home studio in Portals but does the majority of her sessions on location (beach, woodland or parents home). Her style is fun, modern, colourful and fresh.
Tel: 609 70 93 76 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Davidson – Baby Sensory classe
Baby Sensory classes provide sensory development activities for parents and babies (birth to 13 months) in English & Castellano.
Based near Sitges.
Yvonne email@example.com or call 645 817 317 www.babysensory.com
Yvonne Sandiford - Madrid Relocation
Madrid Relocation has been providing relocation services to professionals and families in Madrid since 2000. Madrid Relocation is a member of EURA - European Relocation Association
Click hyere to read an interview with Yvonne
Zoe Koumbouzi - Correcoching
Zoe Koumbouzi holds weekly Correcoching (powerpramming) sessions in the Ciutudella Park in Barcelona to help new mums get back into shape.
678252134 firstname.lastname@example.org www.correcoching.com
Zoe Prendergast - Acupuncturist
Zoe Prendergast is an acupuncturist specialising in pregnancy, birth and post pregnancy acupuncture, as well as a Hypnobirthing educator. She also co runs the Barcelona Hypnobirthing Centre.
(+34) 654986735 email@example.com.