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  • Michael Kors introduces spring 2014 watch collection

    Award-winning designer of luxury accessories Michael Kors has launched its spring 2014 watch collection, featuring a brand new watch, the Channing, in versions for women and men. The Channing comes in five styles: three women’s and two men’s. The...

  • Muppets pull airline’s strings

    Lufthansa passengers will be treated to a Muppets-based gift as the airline and Disney start a new round of their campaign to promote the German premiere of Muppets Most Wanted. Under the slogan ‘Join the Muppets. With Lufthansa’, employees of the...

  • Italian bistro to open at SmartCity Malta

    An authentic Italian bistro, Da Vinci, will be opening its doors at SmartCity Malta next month. The restaurant will have 120 covers and include an outside terrace overlooking the Laguna Walk. As the name implies, Da Vinci will be inspired by the...

  • Celebrated Egyptian author for book festival

    Hani Shukrallah, author of Egypt, the Arabs and the World, is the main guest at the Book Festival on Campus, where he will be interviewed by journalist and author Karl Schembri about his latest book, his experiences, the Arab Spring, and the...

  • Embracing the silence

    Woody Allen once wrote that “God himself is silent. Now if only man would shut up”. It is true that the most divine of springs usually communicate through the golden realm of silence. Life has become an endless rush hour of to-do lists and...

  • Inspired by tweed

    Based on a selection of iconic Chanel tweeds, the fashion house’s Creation Studio has composed eight new Les 4 Ombres harmonies, of which each four shades have the colour of a thread from the fabric. The advanced texture and multiple harmonies of...

  • Air Malta marks a code-share launch

    Last week, Air Malta and Air France celebrated an inaugural flight, following their code-share agree­ment, with a ribbon-cutting event at Malta International Airport. The agreement sees Air France placing its code and flight numbers on flights...

  • Absolut inspires art

    Absolut has always pushed the boundaries of contemporary culture through creative collaborations, historically with artists like Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois and Damien Hirst and, more recently, Spike Jonze, Ellen von Unwerth and Swedish House...

  • Paintings by Doris Micallef

    Doris Micallef: Paintings of Malta. 2011, Dormax Press. 168 pp. Paintings of Malta presents a visual image of the beauty of the Maltese islands: a collection of paintings by Doris Micallef. Going through the pages, one can get a glimpse of various...

  • Ira Losco is Ipanema’s summer face

    Singer Ira Losco has been chosen to be the face of Ipanema’s vibrant summer range. Brand representative Carvel Malta chose Eurosport to be its exclusive distributor. “From my first meeting with the international team, I knew I would fall in love...

  • Working up a sweat in San Diego

    Summer is an opportunity to relax in the sun, but in fitness-crazy southern California, you are more likely to see people pounding the pavement than lounging on the beach, as Mary Milliken and Mike Blake find out. This might just be the easiest...

  • Olly’s Premium Eats

    P. Cutajar has unveiled its first own food brand, Olly’s Premium Eats, featuring a range of six products, including burgers, chicken fingers and chicken nuggets. The products contain no added spices or flavours and are produced from top-quality...

  • Storytelling for children

    A storytelling event for children, called Legends from the Middle Ages, is being held as part of this year’s Medieval Mdina Festival. The event offers children an opportunity to learn about what happened in Malta and in Europe during the Middle...

  • Shakira fragrance

    Aphrodisiac Elixir by Shakira - is a new limited edition fragrance, characterised by a combination of fruity, floral freshness. The scent opens with zesty citrus accords of grapefruit filled with bergamot, which mingle temptingly with the acidity...

  • Those with glass churches throw flowers, not stones

    Crossing the street on the isle of Jersey in midsummer is a risky business, though thankfully injuries can be more floral than fatal. Bedding plants can inflict some nasty injuries if you don’t look left, then right, and left again to make sure a...

  • Blumenthal shuns NY for Melbourne

    British chef Heston Blumenthal, famed for his bacon and egg ice cream, credits fans, friends and the ‘food explosion’ in Australia for his decision to move The Fat Duck to Melbourne for six months while the Michelin-starred restaurant is being...

  • L’Homme parfum intense by YSL

    Yves Saint Laurent has come out with an intense take on its flagship fragrance for men. L’Homme Parfum Intense was composed by expert noses Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion. The two perfumers have blended citron, bergamot, black pepper and Indian...

  • Petal power

    Cherry blossom season lures thousands of visitors to Japan each spring, but Helen Raine explains there’s still time to catch this beautiful phenomenon. Every year in Japan, a phenomenon sweeps the country. Cherry blossoms explode out of the long,...

  • Roast leg of lamb with anchovy, rosemary and garlic

    Ingredients1 leg of lamb weighing about 2kgSalt3 tbsps groundnut or grapeseed oil6 cloves garlic, peeled, halved and de-germed400g of semi-skimmed milk12 anchovies in olive oil, drained, rinsed and cut in half4 sprigs of rosemaryWhite wine½ tsp of...

  • The slush pile

    So that’s another one off my bucket list: joining a book club. (That’s me, living on the edge, right?) For our first meeting the book to read was John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars. Green is an American, young adult, fiction author who is a...

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