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.
The look of love in Ivy Almario and Yong Nieva’s home
by Tanya T. Lara - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
‘We’re not very religious but we’re spiritual,’ Ivy Almario says. ‘It’s really nice to be married to a person who can be your friend because you have the same values, so then chillax...
‘Shake Shack is a small company but a huge brand’
by Tanya T. Lara - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
No other “fine casual” restaurant opens the way cult-favorite Shake Shack does.
Edd Fuentes: Collector of stories, primitive art & rice gods
by Tanya T. Lara - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
His home is surrounded by some of the newest and most expensive condominium buildings in Makati.
Tales from visual storyteller Ito Kish
by Tanya T. Lara - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
There was a time designer Ito Kish thought he would die for furniture. Literally die. One may love mid-century modern pieces but that’s taking it a little too far, isn’t it?
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