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Jay Abalos
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Jake, Letts go!
by Jay Abalos - October 30, 2011 - 12:00am
When athletes David Beckham, Christiano Ronaldo, and Rafael Nadal modeled underwear for major fashion brands, their ad campaigns not only became instants hits, but created a larger following for their respective...
A first-timer's tour of Davao
by Jay Abalos - August 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Noted as the Philippines’ fruit basket capital and Mindanao’s most visited city, Davao is ideal for travelers seeking a resort getaway, and looking to enjoy both local and international gourmet dish...
Wardrobe staples by Bleach Blank
by Jay Abalos - July 24, 2011 - 12:00am
Whenever people ask what’s my favorite homegrown clothing-line, Bleach Catastrophe is on the top of my list.
Puma's top cat in Asia
by Jay Abalos - May 22, 2011 - 12:00am
Last year, at the press launch of Puma’s spring-summer 2010 African collection and Kehinde Wiley’s art exhibition in Beijing, China, I had the pleasure of meeting Hong Kong-based Puma’s regional...
Bean time
by Jay Abalos - May 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Known for its state-of-the-art espresso machines and a wide selection of coffee pods from pure origins like Brazil, Colombia and Jamaica, Allo Malongo, an old French coffee roaster is now available here in the ...
Neil Etheridge: One hot Azkal
by Jay Abalos - April 10, 2011 - 12:00am
When it comes to sports, the Philippines is known for three Bs: billiards, basketball and boxing.
My Turkish top 10
by Jay Abalos - March 6, 2011 - 12:00am
East is east, west is west, but Turkey is a world all its own. Voted by TImeOut as one of 2011’s Top 10 travel destinations, exploring Turkey can be relatively inexpensive but infinitely loaded with interesting...
Matina's magic
by Jay Abalos - February 13, 2011 - 12:00am
Each time I visit this city, I am amazed at the quality of its homegrown labels. Many young Thai designers, while naturally talented, are formally trained in prestigious art schools abroad.
The joy of writing letters
by Jay Abalos - November 28, 2010 - 12:00am
As a lover of unique stationery and writing materials, I collect all kinds of envelopes, paper, notepads, personalized note cards and stickers, letterpress wax stamps, pens and even pencil cases.
H&M goes luxury with Lanvin
by Jay Abalos - November 7, 2010 - 12:00am
When Swedish retail brand Hennes and Mauritz, better known as H&M, collaborated with one of fashion’s biggest names Comme des Garçons in 2008, it had hipsters in New York, London and Tokyo...
Love at first bite
by Jay Abalos - October 17, 2010 - 12:00am
As a food lover I find the best way to explore a country’s history and culture is through my taste buds.
16 Years of Chalayan on exhibit
by Jay Abalos - September 26, 2010 - 12:00am
Having been selected as this year’s European Capital of Culture, now is a great time to visit Istanbul and explore Turkey’s cultural luxury and historical richness.
Hussein Chalayan's Urban Mobility
by Jay Abalos - July 11, 2010 - 12:00am
Four years ago, while taking summer classes at Central Saint Martins in London, I had a chance to see up-close the raw and unpublished works of some of their most notable graduates in fashion.
Bliss-ful body jewelry
by Jay Abalos - April 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Fashion trends come and go without regard for the norm, so it follows that incredible and innovative designs are usually created out of play.
Africa shines through Kehinde Wiley
by Jay Abalos - March 28, 2010 - 12:00am
In 2008, the world focused on this Chinese capital as the Beijing Olympic Games turned out to be a pivotal part of sports history. China opened its doors to the world and gathered the best athletes from over 200...
Like father, like daughter
by Jay Abalos - March 14, 2010 - 12:00am
In physics, there is a law that states: Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transferred. The same thing can be said for talent; it is either inborn or genetically inherited from one’s pa...
Mihara's 'New Retro' launched by Puma
by Jay Abalos - February 7, 2010 - 12:00am
I have a confession to make — I’m a sneaker junkie. Nothing fills me with pure, uncomplicated, no-explanations-necessary joy than a unique pair of sneakers.
Bowtie pins and wristwatch bracelets
by Jay Abalos - January 31, 2010 - 12:00am
Affordable, lighter accessories are in vogue for the younger set. What my generation lacks in precious gems, it makes up with ingenuity and flair.
A Sretsis sister opens Minibar Royale
by Jay Abalos - December 6, 2009 - 12:00am
BANGKOK — I’ve been savoring the city’s eclectic food scene ever since I started traveling here regularly.
Sretsis' metamorphosis
by Jay Abalos - November 29, 2009 - 12:00am
When it comes to unique, homegrown fashion labels, Thailand has loads to offer. Every time I go shopping in Bangkok, I can easily get my fix through Thai labels and forget about the usual designer brands.
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