This book is a remarkable biography of the famous Spanish sportsmen Carlos-Alfonso de Mitjans y Fitz James Stuart, Count of Teba; since his childhood as grand-nephew of the former Empress of the French--Eugenia de Montijo, Countess of Teba... His youth, his wedding with the charming Mexican aristocrat Elena Verea y Corcuera; and all the international contests and championships where he participated, where he always obtained the 1st place.
This Palace is unique. You won´t be able to find any other similar place in
. It was
built in the XV Century as a hunting pavilion for the wealthy and powerful
cardinals of Spain .
The palace has been enlarged and improved by the succeeding generations of the
Teba family and at present you will find a place with all the warmth and taste
of the past but with all the commodities of today. Toledo
The gardens of the palace were designed by French landscaper, Jean Claude Nicolas Forestier at the end of the XIX Century, and they have been kept exactly the same as they were. With thousands of wild hectares is the most emblematic partridge shooting estate in
The first drive in Spain
took place in 1880, organized by the Duke of Santoña with HRM King Alfonso XII.
The Count of Teba, continued to hold shoots in the same grand style to the
present day. Inspired by his love of the sport and the estate, the family has
decided to maintain the tradition on this extraordinary property, which is
located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Spain Toledo,
on the banks of the river Tajo.
'Teba' jacket Zarautz
The popular and stylish summer jacket was created by Mary Sorreluz Miigica, exquisite and famous dressmaker Zarautz fifty years
MIKEL SORO /
This is the story of a jacket born from the hands of a seamstress Zarautz, Sorreluz Miigica Mary, now deceased. A garment that popularized the Count of Teba, vacationer coastal town of
half a century. Today, a Teba
jacket menswear is sold in any qualified trade traditional male clothing. There
are thousands of ' San Sebastian Thebes' made and sold in that
neither could imagine Mary, when in his workshop in Zarautz milliner devised
this comfortable garment. Spain
Pia employee Ridel, donostiarra trade dress clothes men provided the first clue. "The Dressmaker of Zarautz created for the Count of Teba, who wanted a comfortable jacket to compete in Pigeon Shooting Igeldo and Zarautz. Yet their descendants still live in that town and are our customers. " Several calls to different dressmakers, popular half a century ago in the town, they were useless, despite the kindness of each and their relatives.
Nor did result in a visit to the Society of St. Sebastian shot Basollúa, though one remembered the Count. So the best option was to return to Ridel, Easo street, and leave message to Pious and trade officials, Victoria and Javier Gaytan de Ayala: if they return the descendants of Mary, to leave a contact telephone number.
And so it happened. He had to talk to Mariasun, little daughter Mary, dressmaker that deserves to go to the little story of Gipuzkoa clothing.
Mariasun, lovely woman, that his mother "was very good seamstress. He was very famous in Zarautz in the fifties. He had a workshop with eight or ten employees and many customers in
corner of Viscount Molina. The aristocracy who summered in Zarautz will charge
suits and dresses. My two older sisters helped him, but I was small, I hated
the needle and thread. I never liked sewing but admired the work of my mother.
You know, today confeccionaba a dress to a certain lady and when I saw the address as you asked Mary to go Sorreluz them. That was how the Count of Teba woman came to the workshop dressmaker. "Her husband, tired of the uncomfortable traditional jackets in shooting competitions, told him to ask his dressmaker to see if I could make a comfortable jacket yet elegant." Whispers Mariasun between smiles "then to go to a shooting had to go very elegant suit and tie, ha ha." The Count of Teba quoted in the house where Mary vacationed and said exactly what I wanted. "My mother went back to the shop, picked up a very fine wool fabric, put buttons on the edges, other cuffs, so it does not move and should be opened and three deep pockets."
A success of the two