Michelle Obama gives Marbella the presidential seal of approval

Michelle Obama will arrive in Marbella this week for her summer holiday. But does the presidential seal of approval really mean the 'Costa del Crime' has finally turned the corner?

As Michelle Obama sits on the stone terrace of her five star Andalusian hotel this week, with sweeping views across the lush golf course to the Mediterranean Sea below, the stress of Washington will seem a long way away.

Swallows ride the breezes above fluttering golf flags, and the sound of cicadas in the hot afternoon mingles with soft jazz music in the background.

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