Millet M. Mananquil
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Five ambassadors and their style of music diplomacy
by Millet M. Mananquil - May 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Before US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson assumed her post in the Philippines, she was told by friends: “The Filipinos are a very warm and wonderful people. You will love them.”
Tweetie Gonzalez: 'I would rather sleep than go out, pursue good health rather than worry about size and weight'
by Millet M. Mananquil - March 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez is what a ‘50s woman would like to have.
My plate is full-of heritage
by Millet M. Mananquil - March 4, 2023 - 12:00am
How can a plate tell a story on your table?
Old Manila reopens with something new
by Millet M. Mananquil - January 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Old Manila is a misnomer.
Read between Yayoi Kusama’s dots in a Louis Vuitton bag
by Millet M. Mananquil - December 18, 2022 - 12:00am
This sounds crazy. But it’s not.
Why I am loca over local
by Millet M. Mananquil - December 9, 2022 - 12:00am
When it comes to Filipiniana clothing, I like different. Artsy. Even crazy.
I see LV
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 23, 2022 - 12:00am
When you visit a Louis Vuitton exhibit, you do not merely see fashion. You take a journey through 160 years of history. It is about heritage the culture of a nation, its mores, its quirks, its art.
Heritage house, heritage brand
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 23, 2022 - 12:00am
A Louis Vuitton event is never without an element of surprise and adventure.
Why I love Roger Vivier
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 16, 2022 - 12:00am
I must confess, I have a shoe fetish. Not in the kinky way you might be thinking of. For me, shoes convey artistry, reveal a passion, and tell a backstory.
Marco Clemente: The cool ambassador of opera
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The Italian envoy meets Filipino cultural heroes and the result is ‘Turandot,’ Puccini’s romantic opera, which will stir your emotions this December at the CCP.
Artists from near and far meet in ‘Turandot’
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Singers and creatives for Turandot will converge from Italy, Korea and the Philippines for the staging of the opera at the CCP in early December.
The Christmas woman cometh
by Millet M. Mananquil - October 26, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s always Christmas in the heart of Isa Garcia-Sicam, who dreams of beautiful animatronics and sustainable decor for the season and beyond.
Wealthy dining with HSBC
by Millet M. Mananquil - September 29, 2022 - 12:00am
In these times, we have to manage both our health and wealth properly.
Beauty from royalty
by Millet M. Mananquil - August 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Many years ago, I interviewed the lovely couple, Count Hubert d’Ornano and his wife, Countess Isabelle d’Ornano, in their elegant home in Paris.
Fresh young designers and new brands in ArteFino
by Millet M. Mananquil - August 3, 2022 - 12:00am
ArteFino is an event that makes my patriotic heart flutter. Here is where I find refreshing products made with a distinct Filipino heart and soul. It makes me feel good that there is such an event with nobility of...
The most copied luxury brand goes exotic
by Millet M. Mananquil - June 29, 2022 - 12:00am
I have such fond memories of Louis Vuitton and how the brand always launches its products in the most creative way.
Simplicity defines Marcos fashion for inaugural  
by Millet M. Mananquil - June 29, 2022 - 12:00am
A very simple barong in jusi with only geometric lines for president-elect Bongbong Marcos. A simply elegant terno with only a whisper of chiffon for first lady Lisa Araneta-Marcos.
It’s time to go shopping and flying again!
by Millet M. Mananquil - June 15, 2022 - 12:00am
Shopping and flying were not really top of mind during the past three pandemic years.
What is the best thing that happened to us during the pandemic?
by Millet M. Mananquil - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
The past two and a half years have brought darkness into our lives. We lost our loved ones to COVID-19.
Music lovers mourn Barbieri
by Millet M. Mananquil - March 23, 2022 - 12:00am
He brought his baton back to Italy but left his heart in the Philippines where he was musical director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra for eight years.
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