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  • A brighter shade of pale

    A brighter shade of pale

    Something blue Bride: Amanda Gustafsson Colour of dress: Light blue with white details The wedding: Swedish-Maltese wedding in the middle of the forest in a small village in Sweden Date: May 25, 2013 Church: Torpa church, Sweden Reception venue: A...

  • The perfect setting

    The perfect setting

    Villa Mdina is the perfect place to celebrate your special occasion in style. This 400-year-old farmhouse, purchased by Busy Bee in 1988, has been converted into a traditional Maltese villa where the charm of the old meets the practicality of the...

  • We want moored

    We want moored

    Being marooned on a desert island is the kind of tune that would make it to our (warning: pun ahead) Desert Island Discs list. And yet, the dream of being stranded on a small tropical island with just palm trees and mysterious footprints for...

  • Queen of the Mediterranean

    Queen of the Mediterranean

    Costa Diadema is the new flagship of Costa Cruises. Launched a few days ago, theDiadema is calling at Valletta on its maiden voy-age today. Nicknamed the Regina del Mediterraneo (Queen of the Mediterranean), Costa Diadema is the ambassador of...

  • The best of the best

    The best of the best

    Do you remember that speech you gave at the office? Of course you do. And it was terrible. You had no control over your sweaty hands, which shook your notes like autumn leaves. Your mouth felt like one of those remote deserts where rain is a once...

  • A speech in time

    I Give It A Year When Danny, played by Stephen Merchant, gets up to give his best man’s speech, everyone expects the worst. And indeed, it is, especially when he describes the bride’s positive attributes: “She could easily be a model if it wasn’t...

  • A slice of happiness

    A slice of happiness

    When it comes to your wedding day, there are so many factors to consider to ensure that the event is as perfect as the one in your dreams. Will the weather be good, will the bridesmaids behave, and will the musician fluff his notes? And of course...

  • In our thoughts

    In our thoughts

    Do you remember your wedding day? Of course you do. There are constant reminders, from the ring on your finger to your wedding anniversary gifts. Every time you hear your song, you still relive the excitement of the big day. And if you need to jog...

  • Wedding notes

    Wedding notes

    We’ve all been there and done that: felt a hot tear trickling down our face to the notes of Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On (the shame, the shame), hummed to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, then gave an aged relative a new lease of life by taking her...

  • A versatile venue

    A versatile venue

    Formerly the summer residence of one of Malta’s leading 20th century industrialists, Chevalier Antonio Cassar Torregiani, The Villa is a fine example of Maltese architecture. Chev. Cassar Torregiani loved this location on the waters’ edge and...

  • A memorable event

    A memorable event

    The challenge for all brides and grooms is to have a wedding which makes a statement and which the couple and their guests will never forget. This is where db Catering and Events can help you create the wedding you want and which you and your...

  • Saying sí

    Saying sí

    Choosing your wedding venue for sentimental reasons makes your big day that little bit more special. This was certainly the case for Justine Schembri and Jose Torrebalanca. “Jose and I met in a bar in Paceville,” says Justine. “Yes, sometimes...

  • A brand new concept in wedding catering

    A brand new concept in wedding catering

    Island Caterers will be launching a brand new concept in wedding catering at this year’s Weddings Exhibition. Brides- and grooms-to-be are allowed full flexibility and control to plan their special day their way through the new app developed by...

  • The solemn entry of the first bishop of Gozo 150 years ago

    The solemn entry of the first bishop of Gozo 150 years ago

    ­­­­­­Sunday, October 23, 1864, will forever remain one of the most important days in Gozo’s history. At the break of dawn, people of all ages and walks of life left their homes and villages to throng the main street of Victoria and the Citadel to...

  • How to pass on plastic party bags

    How to pass on plastic party bags

    Party bags have become an engrained part of children’s parties, as inevitable as the cake, the balloons and the end-of-party-sugary-meltdown from the birthday boy or girl. Children have come to expect them to the extent that when I tried to do...

  • Opening a pack of party time

    Opening a pack of party time

    It’s clear to me that Malta, like many equatorial nations around the world, is a culture of laziness. We revel in the concept of laissez-faire, we still have shops that close in the afternoon (ostensibly for a siesta) and we like the status quo...

  • Those key ingredients

    Those key ingredients

    Leave the stress of party planning at the door. Jo Caruana addresses the rules of hosting a great party, ensuring that, on the night, you’ll be just as happy to attend. I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for a party. The great news? This...

  • Get them wet on their special day

    Get them wet on their special day

    Planning the perfect party for your children can be hard work, and sometimes, as adults, we don’t always get it right. Kids grow up so fast that it’s almost impossible to keep up with the latest toy fad, or the newest party craze. Unfortunately...

  • Salsa, tequila, corazon!

    Salsa, tequila, corazon!

    At 26 years of age, I have learnt that the saying ‘some of the best nights of your life are the ones you don’t remember’ is indeed very, very true. Think about it: the drinking, the dancing, the hook ups, the drama – they make life magical. And...

  • Last chance to trick or treat!

    Last chance to trick or treat!

    In an age where child abduction stories can whip round the world and back again in a matter of hours, haunting us with those missing pictures, we’ve become paranoid that a stranger might steal our precious children. In actual fact, there’s little...

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