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  • A distinct 1970s inspiration

    A distinct 1970s inspiration

    Mango has presented its Violeta by Mango 2016 spring/summer collection with a distinct 1970s inspiration. In this decade, denim emerges as a key material, whether in flared trousers, long skirts and overshirts. The golden hues of cognac and...

  • The rise and fall of the Order’s fleet

    The rise and fall of the Order’s fleet

    With the introduction of the four vascelli or third rates in 1705, commissioned four years earlier by Grand Master Perellos, the Order’s fleet became an even more formidable power in the Mediterranean. The capitana or flagship was heavily armed...

  • Pasquale Natuzzi receives award for Made in Italy brand

    Pasquale Natuzzi receives award for Made in Italy brand

    Natuzzi Group’s chairman and CEO Pasquale Natuzzi has been honoured with the 2015 Italian Talent Award for his Made in Italy brand by the Italian Talent Association. The awards ceremony took place at the Italian Parliament in Rome. Made in Italy...

  • 17th-century bishop’s summer house in ruins

    17th-century bishop’s summer house in ruins

    In the early Knights’ period as the Order further strengthened its defensive walls of Vittoriosa and Mdina, buildings inside these cities had necessarily to be compact, dense and restrictive with no place for public gardens. In fact, life in...

  • Making time stand still

    Making time stand still

    Parfois has introduced a ‘Let’s make time stand still’ Christmas concept on maketime.parfois.com, a microsite where several bloggers were invited to say how they want to use their time this Christmas.

  • New weapons to attack maladies

    New weapons to attack maladies

    Diseases and disorders plague humanity. They have the power to devastate the afflicted and those close to them. Globally, researchers are fighting back. The Maltese branch of this international force recently came together at the ninth Malta...

  • Christmas festivities in Malta in 1915

    Christmas festivities in Malta in 1915

    The spirit of Christmas 1915 was the second one to be celebrated during World War I. Although Malta was not in the frontline, there were thousands of wounded troops being treated in Maltese hospitals and convalescent camps around Malta. The...

  • Rock edge and modern glamour

    Rock edge and modern glamour

    Black Opium is Yves Saint Laurent’s latest eau de toilette. The hedonistic black coffee note of the original scent is transformed into an ultra-luminous green coffee accord with a heart of jasmine tea on a base of sensual patchouli, white woods...

  • After-Christmas bloating

    After-Christmas bloating

    There are many reasons why we bloat, and it is more common in women than in men. The most common reason is the result of candida albicans. There is so much information on the net about candida that it can be overwhelming. Simply put, candida is a...

  • A time for giving... not just money

    A time for giving... not just money

    Christmas is known as a time for giving and we all pride ourselves for donating those €5 or more to L-Istrina come Boxing Day. What is interesting, however, is how we may be comfortable with being charitable during the holiday season but somehow...

  • Miss Colombia is Miss Universe....err, no, Miss Philippines

    Miss Colombia is Miss Universe....err, no, Miss Philippines

    The host of the Miss Universe pageant mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner last night, leading to embarrassment as she was crowned, and then had to give up the crown and hand it over to a 26-year-old actress and model from the...

  • Top10 most popular science stories of 2015

    Top10 most popular science stories of 2015

    Antibiotic resistance, mass extinction and fossil fuel distribution were some of the top 10 most popular science stories of the year. In second place was a study which found there is no association between the MMR vaccine and an increased risk of...

  • Spain wins controversial Miss World contest

    Spain wins controversial Miss World contest

    Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo has been crowned Miss World 2015 in an event dogged by controversy over China's refusal to allow Canada's entrant to attend. Sofia Nikitchuk of Russia was the runner-up and Indonesia's Maria Harfanti took third place...

  • Add a little special touch

    Add a little special touch

    With the festive season comes the need to transform desk dresses into party looks. From complex geometrics to retro designs and simple contrasts, Lulu Boutique’s latest collection focuses on monochrome prints and the allure of pink. The collection...

  • Oriental, woody fragrance

    Oriental, woody fragrance

    Carolina Herrera’s latest fragrance CH Men Privé is an oriental, woody, leather scent that is exciting, rich and luxurious. The composition combines layers of explosive whisky accords with intense and sensual black leather. It opens with accords...

  • Fierce and feisty

    Fierce and feisty

    Ghost Girl is a fierce fragrance that breaks all the rules. It’s feminine but with a feisty edge. Fresh pomegranate, crunchy pear and orange blossom are boldly undercut with cedar wood and musky amber to create a scent that is born of...

  • Timeless elegance

    Timeless elegance

    The New Retro Lady by jeweller and watchmaker de Grisogono is a watch born in the 21st century and rooted in the 1950s. A source of inspiration for fashionistas, the watch features timeless elegance. The brand explores the timeless refinement of...

  • Notable naval victories of the Knights of Malta

    Notable naval victories of the Knights of Malta

    The naval prowess of the Hospitaller Order of St John was renowned throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. A paper entitled ‘The Warships of the Order of St John 1530-1798’, presented during History Week 1994, by Joseph Muscat, a historian who is...

  • 1940s watch is vintage but also contemporary

    1940s watch is vintage but also contemporary

    Officine Panerai has unveiled its new Radiomir 1940 3 Days with a 42mm case and in-house P.4000 automatic movement. It is the first model of the Radiomir 1940 collection to have a white dial. Its graphic design maximises the dial’s clarity and...

  • Rare, authentic Neapolitan presepio at Mdina Cathedral

    Rare, authentic Neapolitan presepio at Mdina Cathedral

    Remarkable for its emotion, power, drama, inventiveness and sheer energy, the Baroque period in Malta was a time of intense activity on all fronts. Undoubtedly it was the most res­plendent period in the history of Maltese art. In line with its...

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