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Bali and the lockdown inspire Ito Kish’s new collection
by Tanya T. Lara - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is one thing I’ve learned after more than 90 days in quarantine, it’s that you have to be hopeful about tomorrow,” designer Ito Kish says.
Rustan’s shows its gratitude with ‘One Love, One Hope’ Customer Appreciation Treats
by Tanya T. Lara - July 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Rustan’s has always valued its customers, and continues to do so by showing its appreciation for everyone’s continued patronage.
A weekend of scammers and terror (bill)
by Tanya T. Lara - June 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Facebook’s fake accounts, peaking on Sunday, felt different. It felt orchestrated, coordinated and timed to happen when criticism of government was raging across all socmed platforms.
Gifts for Dad’s every need
by Tanya T. Lara - June 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Shopping these days is a quick affair and choosing Father’s Day gifts can be challenging, so Rustan Marketing Corporation gathered gifts for Dad’s every wish.
Royal Pineda & Budji Layug design the next normal dining
by Tanya T. Lara - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Life will never go back to pre-coronavirus. The world has changed even as we slowly ease into a new reality. Royal Pineda and Budji Layug design a restaurant that keeps people together but apart in these pandemic...
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...
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