For this week's edition of the Family Corner, I've scouted the new MINI collection at River Island. As always the pieces are cuter than cute, with little, trendy touches that link to adult fashion, making them ultra adorable.
3 September 2015
Whilst the weather might be still somewhat (ok a lot) warm outside, the new fashion season is soon here, the shops have already begun stocking it and I've already seen some beautiful coats, soft buttery leather jackets, slinky tops and luxurious, woven sweaters. You may or not be familiar with this rising star designer - Elisabetta Franchi, a Made in Italy brand that is stocked at Rebelli Boutique in Malta.
Elisabetta Franchi is one of those designers that manages to combine the concepts of clean fashion and glam fashion into one perfectly exquisite piece that neither feels too much or too little. The simple, tailored, clean pieces have hidden details that put them a notch above lower-end brands, whilst the pricing is higher than a typical high street store, it still a far cry from that of more renowned designers. This A/W collection is really something special there's a lot of eastern influence running through it and I'm especially taken with her use of laces throughout many of the pieces.
2 September 2015
When you're trying to stick to a diet, eating out can be a bit tiresome - it's not always a world of fun ordering a chicken salad whilst the person next to you tucks into a juicy burger and fries. There are actually lots of ways to make healthy, low-calorie food interesting but few restaurants make the effort.
In metropolitan cities like London, there's a whole host of options but in tiny Malta, most people are out to get as much quantity rather than quality for their money, it's a bit more of a rarity.
UBistrot is one of these rare places - they've got lots of different salads to choose from, a 450 calorie menu by Marion Mizzi and a bunch of super healthy extras like smoothies, soups.
31 August 2015
Last week, I attended Luke Azzopardi's fashion show (recap on that to come) at an amazing location - Hagar Qim Temple (estimated to have been built in 3600 – 3200 BC). If you live in Malta and you haven't been to see this temple - run there now, it's truly amazing.
It was quite a hot night so I decided to wear this silk kaftan that was wonderfully cool and comfortable. I also liked the idea of bright colourful patterns against the stone colour. I definetely regretted my choice of footwear, the ground was more uneven than I remembered from my last visit but oh well.
27 August 2015
Unfortunately sometimes, life simply gets too busy and I find myself barely having time to breathe let alone managing to find time to catch up with everyone I wish to. Last week, I finally managed to find time to go out to dinner at the Villa with one of my best friends. We caught up over cocktails, stupendous views and yummy food.
Spending the summer in Malta means long days at the beach in the sun, sand between your toes, days on a boat & salt and wind in your hair. As magical as it all sounds, and lets be honest, even those who hate the intense heat, have to admit that it can be pretty wonderful - all that sun, sea and play can start to cause some wear and tear to our bodies. One of the places sun and sea damage can show up is our hair. Hair is said to be woman's crowning glory which considering how exposed it tends to, should raise some concerns for our crown jewels.