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  • Recollections of the past

    Recollections of the past

    Ed eats Vino Veritas59, Dingli StreetSliemaTel: 2132 4273 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 If you’ve read this column before, you’ll have noticed that I’m not here to pass value judgement about anything, least of all...

  • Living the simple life

    Living the simple life

    Pokhara is one of the main tourist hot spots in Nepal. Budget travellers and more upscale visitors gather before and after treks and adventures to soak up the sun, relax by the lake and plan their next trip. Joined by my three best friends...

  • European Film Festival launched

    European Film Festival launched

    The 12th edition of the European Film Festival was launched on Friday, November 14 with the screening of the Italian film Il Primo Incarico at the Westin Dragonara Resort. The festival is organised by the European Commission Representation in...

  • Pink magazine turns 10

    Pink magazine turns 10

    A catwalk, brought to life by past issues of Pink magazine on the ground and 30 models wearing designer clothes, was set up at Progress Press in Mrieħel to mark the magazine’s 10th anniversary and the launch of a new magazine – Places: Design &...

  • Scribbling out of a suitcase

    Scribbling out of a suitcase

    I found Malta seeping history from every balcony, palace and decadent building, with Valletta being the treasure trove of the island’s vast history and rich cultural legacy. While going there is to see the melting pot of cultures shaped by the...

  • Thank you for the music

    Thank you for the music

    You might dismiss Abba’s music as the kind that your parents listen to, which is, of course, an epic fail if you’re under 20. But admit it, every time you hear Gimme, Gimme, Gimme or Dancing Queen on the radio, you find yourself singing along.

  • More meaning with Patches

    More meaning with Patches

    The Patches Christmas fair will be held on November 30 from 12.30pm to 8pm in the Magazino hall at the Valletta Waterfront. Patches is an experiential fair, connecting contemporary, creative makers with people who appreciate handcrafted and...

  • Beginner’s guide to working across the EU

    Beginner’s guide to working across the EU

    As an EU national, you generally have the right to work for an employer or as a self-employed person in any EU country without a work permit. Some restrictions are in place for Croatian citizens in some countries, and for some EU citizens in...

  • In the mood for love

    In the mood for love

    Love makes the world go round, especially that of the Eurovision and the national song contests that send it love letters. Tune in to the national festivals and you’ll be served a cocktail of love, from the jilted kind to the passionate yet...

  • Artisans NGO launched

    Artisans NGO launched

    Original Malta, a local NGO set up by Malta Artisan Markets founder Lisa Grech, aims to promote and raise the profile of Malta-based contemporary artisans. Helped by the Malta Enterprise Network Support Scheme, www.originalmalta.com hopes to...

  • Sax and the City

    Sax and the City

    Dinant on the Meuse river in Belgium is the place for sax maniacs looking for a weekend break. It’s the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. La Maison de Monsieur Sax on Rue Sax is an “interpretative centre” offering an...

  • From Gorillaz to Tank Girl

    From Gorillaz to Tank Girl

    Comic book artist Rufus Dayglo’s work is a pop culture geek’s dream. Ramona Depares interviews him ahead of his participation at Malta Comic-Con. His body is a testament to his passion for comics. Strips from the Silver Surfer are tattooed on his...

  • A special Christmas

    A special Christmas

    This year, leave your Christmas celebrations in the hands of seasoned experts. No one can deny that the festive season is a time for relishing delicious food and drink. For generations, Caffe Cordina’s expertise in both of those areas has shone...

  • An icon for Christmas

    An icon for Christmas

    The Gucci collection of fragrances is a journey in the brand’s iconic world of glamour and style. Ideal as a Christmas gift, the scents offer a distinctive aura. For trade enquiries, call V. J. Salomone Marketing on 8007 2387.

  • What the French really did in Malta

    Charles Xuereb: France In The Maltese Collective Memory: Perceptions, Perspectives, Identities after Bonaparte in British Malta. Malta University Press, 2014. 418 pp. On page 126 of the book there is a direct reference to the place where those who...

  • What if three

    What if three

    To date, Chiara Siracusa remains the only contestant to have represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest three times. She tells Andrea Faye Christians about when she came close to winning the Eurovision. It remains one of our biggest...

  • New research on skin immunity

    New research on skin immunity

    After 20 years of research on skin immunity, Shiseido has created Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. This new formula reaches out to the Langerhans cells that activate the skin’s multi-defensive powers. Ultimune aims to enhance the skin’s...

  • More one-pot wonders

    More one-pot wonders

    Much as I enjoy eating elegantly plated food in restaurants, and, indeed, serving such dishes to my friends, occasionally there is nothing more enjoyable and heart-warming than to place a large steaming dish of fragrant, appetising food in the...

  • Glamour jewellery at the Eurovision Song Contest

    Glamour jewellery at the Eurovision Song Contest

    Offering various exclusive brands throughout their shops, 202 Jewellery cater for the demands of both the modern man and woman. 202 Jewellery is also at the forefront in promoting local, renowned events that highlight precious local talent. Having...

  • Instant boost

    Instant boost

    Lierac has come up with a duo – Lierac Radiance Mask and Luminescence Serum – for facial recovery after summer. The mask, which is a combination of yellow clay with lifting agents that diminish the appearance of visible signs of fatigue, can be...

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