CRAZY QUILT
New design trend: Eating out with capybaras, pandas & pods
by Tanya Lara - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
An alternative restaurant scene is emerging around the world. Lockdowns have begun to ease this month and some cities are allowing restaurants to serve dine-in customers while others are still for takeout and delivery...
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...
Return to paradise
by Tanya Lara - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Pangulasian Island Resort in El Nido reopens with a stronger commitment to sustainability.
Mark and Em Villar’s affair of the art
by Tanya Lara - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Mark Villar is known for his love of contemporary art but his choice of furniture for the annex building in his home goes in the opposite timeline. He filled up this space with wooden antique pieces from the 18th...
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...
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.”
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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