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  • Aisle do’s and don’ts

    Bad wedding etiquette has been the bane of many a party thrower, or guest, but Tilly Mannersworth has sage advice for dealing with the ‘Humungous Handbagger’, inappropriate attire and matrimonial missiles. I think some people have mistaken...

  • Worries on your wedding day

    The special status afforded to your wedding day means that there is a lot of pressure to make sure everything is perfect. David Schembri spoke to wedding planners and married couples to see which worries are worth the while, and which are plain...

  • Married at The Villa

    Tastefully renovated and overlooking Balluta Bay, The Villa is a spectacular building with some lovely period features. At The Villa, one can host intimate events, as well as larger ones like weddings. There are three main outdoor terraces, one of...

  • Making your day unique and personal

    Many couples want their wedding day to be personal to them, however not many couples have the time or resources to plan all the details. Hiring a wedding stylist is the solution to this problem. Elaine Zarb, of Elegant Impressions, explains the...

  • Location, location, location

    Finding that special venue for the most important celebration of your life may be quite a stressful affair. Stephanie Fsadni asks Edmond Bonett, director of sales at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, for some tips. When a couple decides to get...

  • A perfect setting

    A majestic villa offering gardens, contemporary marquee and fabulous rooms for beautiful photography, Villa Arrigo has built up a tradition of fine weddings and settings for prestigious events over the last 25 years. The team of professionals at...

  • The last wild night

    It’s supposed to be the last wild night of your single life before you – supposedly – get hitched for life. But how crazy does it get? How much can people handle? And what do people dread the most? Iggy Fenech investigates. When it comes to the...

  • A timeless beauty

    Pronovias creations, a sought-after brands for wedding and cocktail dresses, exceed the expectations of a bride who wants to mark the most special day of her life by looking at her best. With the new wedding season now round the corner, Pronovias...

  • When all Paris laughed at the Bali De Mesmes

    In the early part of the 18th century, few knights of Malta enjoyed a higher profile than the Bali de Mesmes. He was the top-ranking Ambassador of the Order of St John – to the mighty King of France no less, and is today still remembered in Malta...

  • Raising hope for a reality

    The roots of violence against women lie in the historical imbalance of power between men and women. Hence, inequalities in gender may increase the risk of acts of violence against women and inhibit the ability of those affected to seek protection.

  • Devotions, pageants, bigotry and politics on the Vittoriosa Marina

    During the Knights’ period the Marina Grande, as the Vittoriosa Waterfront was known then, offered spectacular episodes connected with the city’s maritime and ecclesiastical history, such as the colourful Good Friday procession along the...

  • Leros island falls, British troops captured as Churchill visits Malta

    After the surrender of the Italian and British forces on the island of Kos in the Dodecanese, which included 680 men from the 1st Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, on October 4, 1943, 1,388 British and 3,145 Italians were taken prisoners. A German...

  • The mad diary of a super mum

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s all-round super mum Tara Bannon, who tells Iggy Fenech just how she manages to juggle her family duties with keeping a personal and social life. Being a parent is one of the most rewarding roles in the world,...

  • Father for life

    Whether you’re an expectant father or a new dad, your life has probably already changed in some exciting and surprising ways. Theatre producer Wesley Ellul talks to Simonne Pace about his euphoric joy at being able to hold baby daughter Georgia in...

  • Bring back the broomstick

    Mrs Tilly Mannersworth* tut-tuts at today’s youth. Shocked by their basic lack of a sense of decorum she offers some sound advice for parents and young people alike, which, unsurprisingly, involves the use of a broomstick and penguins. Today’s...

  • Save for your child’s future

    The MSV Child Savings Plan has been specifically designed for parents and grandparents to plan for the future financial needs of their children and grandchildren, offering a very disciplined and convenient opportunity to start saving regular...

  • We are family

    With all the controversy surrounding the issue of same-sex adoption, it’s only too easy to lose sight of the real important players in the drama – the children themselves. Alison Bezzina speaks to a family with two mothers and a bunch of happy...

  • Spiritual parenting – the missing link

    Spiritual guide Gordon Vassallo offers advice on the best way to incorporate a sense of the religious in the lives of young children today. Raising children is a tough job. It has always been so. But in the midst of today’s realities where our...

  • Childfree and carefree?

    As more and more couples choose not to have children, Jo Caruana asks whether childfree is really the carefree option some think it is. Some couples don’t want children. Fact. And, according to international statistics, around 20 per cent of...

  • Making her miles count

    This is Emma McEwen (39) with her son Finn (5). Finn is an energetic boy whose eyes say a million words in a single gaze. Finn also has autism, and attends The Inspire Foundation where he follows a specialised programme that helps him not only to...

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