S14: COLOR SATURATION
THE BRIGHT COLORS OF MARSAXLOKK, MALTA
The tiny Maltese islands lie 50 miles south of Sicily in the midst of the Mediterranean Sea. With clear blue water lapping at its shores and a temperature that rarely dips below 50ºF, Malta makes for a gorgeous spring getaway. The fishing village of Marsaxlokk was the vibrant backdrop for much of our Spring 2014 Catalog. The bright red, green, blue, and yellow Phoenician fishing boats called luzzu that greeted us every morning are the perfect symbol of the switch from winter’s black and white to springtime Technicolor.
Each January, Malta’s president welcomes visitors into the gardens at San Anton Palace, where more than 600 citrus trees droop with sun-ripened lemon, mandarins, and blood oranges. Enjoy a taste for yourself, with a bright punchy glass of orange juice to wash away winter blues.
BEFORE YOU GO
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The golden sunset over the marina at Marsaxlokk is a photographer’s dream. Our Fundamentals of Photography DVD will help you capture the magic of your travel adventures so you can relive them for years to come.
The ancient Greeks called the islands Melita, meaning “honey-sweet.” It’s probably a reference to the Malta’s unique bee-keeping tradition, but we think it describes life in this subtropical climate perfectly.
PUSH THE CONTRAST
Black-and-white Reversible Indian Jacket Springtime hues pop against this high-contrast jacket, hand block-printed in India.
Peruvian Floral Pillows Bring a garden of hand-embroidered blooms into your home for year-round color.
THE FINAL CUT
See the exclusive video footage from our journey to the Mediterranean island of Malta, where we captured the colorful travel-ready looks featured in our Spring 2014 catalog.