Tanya T. Lara
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After a two-year sabbatical, a rush of creativity for Ito Kish
by Tanya T. Lara - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Having Traveled the world during his semi-retirement, designer Ito Kish is back telling stories through his own and handpicked pieces in the show Ito Kish Retail Season One.
Shadows, light and things that spark joy in Kaye Tinga
by Tanya T. Lara - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
‘I have a store that’s a showroom, but for my house it was important to me that as soon as you walk in, it feels cozy — that’s why it’s dark,’ says Kaye Tinga — style icon,...
Amazing grace in the home of Grace Barbers Baja
by Tanya T. Lara - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Grace is a natural at hosting. She also loves gatherings where she gets to spotlight inspiring women from different fields. After all, she grew up in a house that always welcomed people and taught her to use her...
In a city of protests, Banksy resonates
by Tanya T. Lara - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
‘Banksy: Vandal or Genius?’ exhibit is in Hong Kong and it’s all about rebellion, protest, giving the middle finger to the status quo, authority and the hypocrisy of the moneyed.
A touch of tropical, a touch of floral at new Glorietta Activity Center
by Tanya T. Lara - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Glorietta Mall recently unveiled its refreshed Activity Center after months of renovation, and kick started the holidays for all Ayala Malls as it lit its giant tree.
Casa Bella moves to its own beautiful casa
by Tanya T. Lara - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Joseph and Stephanie Tay’s Casa Bella is now complemented by Fig & Vine flower shop and school, and an art school by Elena Coyiuto.
A feast of xiao long bao inspired by French Macarons
by Tanya T. Lara - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
At Paradise Dynasty two of the XLBs have a touch of French flavor: black truffle and foie gras. The other six are signature original, ginseng, crab roe, cheese, garlic and Szechuan.
Osaka, Hiroshima and escaping a typhoon on the Shinkansen
by Tanya T. Lara - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
When the strongest typhoon since 1958 is about to hit Japan in the same week that you are there, plans are bound to change. In the days leading to typhoon Hagibis’ landfall, whenever I posted a picture or story...
Boracay and Belmont beckon
by Tanya T. Lara - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Those looking to spend a quiet, affordable holiday in Boracay now have the perfect place to stay and chill on a private beach. Belmont Hotel Boracay, the 2.1-billion hotel by Megaworld through its subsidiary brand...
Arca South: Built on Ayala Land’s best practices
by Tanya T. Lara - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The new development presents various advantages for its residents and visitors with its best estate practices, diverse retail options, work spaces, residential developments, and strong linkages to key cities in the...
How Nuvali became Ayala Land’s flagship eco-city
by Tanya T. Lara - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
On Sept. 16, 2008, hundreds of people planted more than 400 trees in an estate in Laguna that was envisioned to be a flagship eco-community.
The real ‘head turner’ is just perfect in size
by Tanya T. Lara - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Arcovia City’s own iconic landmark gives Instagrammers the best angles for selfies anywhere within the township.
Marilen Tantoco’s home is an ode to Morocco & New York
by Tanya T. Lara - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
There is an old Moroccan proverb that goes, “In Morocco never be surprised. If you see a donkey flying, just say Allah is capable of anything.”
Hip & happening places on Chino Roces Ave.
by Tanya T. Lara - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The charm of the avenue we still call Pasong Tamo lies in its curious mix of unique restaurants, art galleries and events spaces. Creative people from fashion, photography, lifestyle, design, culinary arts and media...
McKinley Hill celebrates 15: A township of colors, the good life & diversity
by Tanya T. Lara - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not uncommon to hear people say, “It doesn’t feel like you’re in the Philippines,” when they’re at McKinley Hill in Taguig City. Indeed, the European-inspired architecture...
Marilen Tantoco brings her Moroccan dreams & memories to Rustan’s
by Tanya T. Lara - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
When you think of Morroco, you think of riads, the stately traditional homes with Andalusian-style courtyards of wealthy merchants; of tajine, the clay vessel used for slow cooking; fountains made from colorful mosaic...
A ray of (Mr.) Sunshine and the miracle of two bags of flour in South Korea
by Tanya T. Lara - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Let’s do it. Love. With me. Let’s do it together,” says Eugene, confessing his love to Ae-shin for the first time in a scene from Mr. Sunshine, one of South Korea’s most successful and critically...
Tips From Our Fave Interior Designers
by Tanya T. Lara - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
They have an eye for space, for scale, for the dramatic and the stunningly simple and beautiful.
Three ships on the Danube fly Filipino travel agency’s flag
by Tanya T. Lara - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s quite a sight standing on the banks of the Danube River and seeing all these ships docked near famous landmarks.
Philippine pavilion in Dubai Expo 2020 inspired by coral reefs, diaspora, and dedicated to OFWs
by Tanya T. Lara - June 22, 2019 - 12:00am
After an absence of eight years, the Philippines is participating once again at the World Expo set for 2020 in Dubai.
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