Wednesday 13 November 2019

Weekender... Katie-Jane Goldin's Marbella


Katie Jane Goldin, CEO of LanaiBlo
Katie Jane Goldin, CEO of LanaiBlo

Sarah Caden

I've been going to Marbella for 30 years. Initially with my parents [Helen, and the late famous hypnotist Paul Goldin] and then, later, with my friends. There were a lot more clothes and high shoes packed - especially when my husband, Barry [Scallan], and I were dating 10 years ago. Things are very different now we have our two-year-old, Spencer.

We stay in the villa belonging to my godmother, Mary. She is one of the closest people to me in the world. As soon as I walk in the door, I feel relaxed.

On Friday night, we'd have dinner in Los Bandidos in Puerto Banus. It would be an early one, as we don't stay out late now that Spencer is with us.

On Saturday, we might have brunch at Rachel's in the Puente Romano Hotel and then head back to the villa for the day, and relax by the pool.

On Sunday, we'd go straight to the beach club at the Los Monteros Hotel. We'd go there in the morning and stay to have lunch, before going back to the villa for the afternoon around the pool. Then Barry might do a barbecue and we'd stay in and relax.

It's very different now from the weekends I used to have in Marbella - but I like it now more than ever, especially showing Spencer the places I went to with my parents when I was his age. Reliving memories and creating new ones. Marbella will always be my home away from home.

Katie Jane Goldin is CEO of LanaiBlo, the name behind some of Ireland's favourite haircare. See

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