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  • Look ‘sunsational’ 365 days of the year

    Look ‘sunsational’ 365 days of the year

    If Shiseido’s brand-new Sunsational campaign, shot in Ibiza, leaves you longing for the sun, prepare sensibly with Shiseido’s new Suncare Foundations. First launched in 2008, Shiseido Global Suncare line now brings a reformulation of Shiseido...

  • Discounts for families

    Discounts for families

    Air passengers travelling with children can now get discounts on additional services with Ryanair. While the base prices of flights remain the same, those who book travel insurance, allocated seats, checked luggage or priority boarding will get 50...

  • French treats

    French treats

    I love travelling through a region which tells me, just from what I see around me, what I shall be eating for dinner. Brittany is a perfect example. Its sheltered bays, clean waters and gentle river estuaries around Concarneau and the bay of...

  • Sea-themed films at Teatru Rjal

    Sea-themed films at Teatru Rjal

    Director Rebecca Cremona tackles her first project after the shooting of Simshar to curate Pjazza Kino: Sea Stories, as part of the 2014 Malta Arts Festival. This is a collection of three films screened in the open air, that are all very different...

  • New Lierac Sun Powder

    New Lierac Sun Powder

    The new iridescent Lierac Sun Powder SPF30 or SPF15, available in two shades, provides a sublime tan in complete safety, together with the prevention and correction of visible signs of sun-induced ageing. For an enhanced golden tan, the formula is...

  • UK airlines will pay to post uncharged devices

    UK airlines will pay to post uncharged devices

    The UK’s two major trans-Atlantic carriers, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, will foot the bill for sending on any uncharged electronic device to passengers prevented from flying with them under new regulations. Initially Virgin said...

  • Refreshing rosé wines

    Refreshing rosé wines

    Some years ago I wrote about how quality rosé wines were not as popular in Malta as in other Mediterranean countries. At that time, the only rosé wines consumed in significant quantities were Mateus and Lancers. It seems times have changed and we...

  • A very amiable family comedy

    A very amiable family comedy

    ChefDirector: Jon FavreauStarring: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson114 mins; Class 15; KRS Releasing Ltd Jon Favreau takes on writing, producing, directing and acting duties as the titular chef, where he plays Carl Casper, a...

  • Bright summer

    Bright summer

    The need for neon is back. At River Island, pinks, greens and yellows are this season’s charge-up colours. If you think a neon outfit might be too daring, you can always choose bright accessories to inject a cool vibe and add an instant glam boost.

  • Kick off a journey to beat the post-World Cup blues

    Kick off a journey to beat the post-World Cup blues

    For those readers who haven’t spent all their money on a month-long stay in Brazil or who have oodles left to spare, Veronica Stivala looks up some other sporting destinations that are worth paying a visit. Great rideWhat: Tour de FranceWhere:...

  • Marsovin wine festival returns

    Marsovin wine festival returns

    Marsovin is holding its seventh edition of their wine festival at Hastings Garden in Valletta next weekend. Patrons may enjoy a vast selection of certified DOK and IĠT quality wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo while listening to live...

  • The twist in the tale

    George G. Buttigieg: Cigar Smoke. 2013, Malta. 370 pp. A compulsive writer who is constantly dreaming his plots and characters, George G. Buttigieg has just published a collection of short stories titled Cigar Smoke. He is an accomplished and...

  • From the graphic to the very explicit

    From the graphic to the very explicit

    Nymphomaniac: Vol. IIDirector: Lars von TrierStarring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe123 mins; Class 18; Eden Cinemas Release And so we come to the second and final volume of Lars Von Trier’s opus Nymphomaniac. Volume I...

  • Why choose Pilates?

    Why choose Pilates?

    Why do you think that in the past five years Pilates has become a worldwide phenomenon? Is it because stars such as Jennifer Aniston or the Victoria’s Secret models have been raving about it? Pilates isn’t just a celebrity fad – it works because...

  • Suisse Protect Stick

    Suisse Protect Stick

    La Prairie Ultra-Protection Stick Eye, Lip and Nose SPF 40 lightly and invisibly covers those often-neglected areas, including the earlobes, with a protective barrier that keeps harmful UVA and UVB rays out and beneficial moisture in. This sleek,...

  • You can’t board with that!

    You can’t board with that!

    Stringent airport security controls have forced travellers to part with many bottles or pairs of tweezers, but some passengers have tried to smuggle far less innocent items on to their planes. Search engine Jetcost lists its top 10. 1. A turtle in...

  • Costa Coffee treats Valletta to breakfast

    Costa Coffee treats Valletta to breakfast

    Costa Coffee treated Valletta workers, residents and passers-by to a free coffee and muffin breakfast last week, to celebrate its opening at the Embassy Shopping Complex. “Everyone loves to start their day with a good coffee so we thought this...

  • Introductory without being elementary

    Joseph Friggieri: In-Nisġa tal-Ħsieb Vol. 3: Mill-Idealiżmu sal Postmoderniżmu. Malta University Publishing, 2014. 292 pp. The publication of the third volume of In-Nisġa tal-Ħsieb by Joe Friggieri richly deserves to be commemorated. This third...

  • A money-making exercise

    A money-making exercise

    Transformers: Age Of ExtinctionDirector: Michael BayStarring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer165 mins; Class 12A; KRS Releasing Ltd How can such an assault on all our senses, something so ear-splittingly loud and unrelentingly...

  • Finally fit

    Finally fit

    One of the summer’s biggest events will draw to a close tonight. We’ve been fascinated with the beautiful game and marvelling at some of the fittest athletes in sport for nearly a month now. At this moment in time, it really is survival of the...

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