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CULTURE VULTURE
Where great food meets great design
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Amado Forés’s restaurant Steak & Frice was designed by star architect Sean Dix, who also did the award-winning Yardbird in Hong Kong.
Lab-grown proteins, edible containers, and other food innovations we’ll eat in 2024
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - February 1, 2024 - 12:00am
San Miguel Foods Culinary Center recently presented “Food Forward: A Taste of 2024 Food Trends” hosted by Paolo Abrera and chef Llena Tan-Arcenas, who saw these trends at the 2023 Thailand Food Expo,...
Turning pineapple sneakers into wearable art
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - January 14, 2024 - 12:00am
In 2021, couple Michael and Banj Claparols founded Lakat, a local sneaker brand that turns sustainably sourced piña and Philippine cotton into covetable kicks.
Holiday makeup inspired by ‘The Little Mermaid’
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - December 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Every year Cle de Peau Beauté releases its holiday collection in limited-edition packaging, and this year’s “Toward the Horizon” collection was inspired by magical world of The Little M...
Award-winning clean beauty brands under one roof
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - December 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Beauty Bar has become a mecca of clean beauty with a slew of new brands from all over the world that are vegan, promote sustainability, and are kind to the planet.
Wacky, whimsical objects from serious danish designers
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - November 6, 2023 - 12:00am
A Poo Curling game where you roll plastic poo pieces closest to the bullseye. 
Blinging in the New Year
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - November 2, 2023 - 12:00am
Starbucks is launching its Holiday 2023 collection in stores today, and it’s a mix of old favorites and new items — many of them sparkling with bling-bling. 
An exciting flavor destination in Cebu
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - October 26, 2023 - 12:00am
After it opened Mott 32 last year, Nustar Resort and Casino is continuing to consolidate its status as the premier dining destination in Cebu — as well as the Philippines — by launching “Journey...
Fashion inspired by the creative potential of a makeup palette
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - October 25, 2023 - 12:00am
One thing I like about Australian makeup brand BYS is that their local partner, iFace, Inc., supports young Filipino fashion designers, and showcases them in BYS Fashion Week, an annual event that started last ...
What is a ‘Picklemall’ and why will it be the next big thing?
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - October 11, 2023 - 12:00am
When Ayala Land chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala’s family was visiting one of their daughters in the United States, they discovered pickleball, a fun and easy racquet sport that mixes elements of ping-pong,...
Capturing the young generation with color and customization
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - October 4, 2023 - 12:00am
After their Candy jelly bags became a hit in 2010, Italian luxury brand Furla has strengthened its efforts to capture a younger market with smaller, cuter bags, fun prints, customization options like mini pouches...
Rajo Laurel designs more fashion for your table
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - September 30, 2023 - 12:00am
After his two sold-out “dinnerwear” collections, fashion designer Rajo Laurel has collaborated once again with local tableware company Casa Juan to launch cup-and-saucer sets bearing his fashion ske...
Starbucks opens first community store in Tondo
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Young people line up at the counter ordering their morning coffees.
A new era begins at Gucci
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Gucci is at another tipping point in its 101-year-old history. New CEO. New creative director. The brand even wiped its Instagram clean of old posts. New slate.
Sake is trending, and this Izakaya pairs it with outstanding food and music
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Izakayas — casual, Japanese-style bars that serve alcohol with snacks and are a popular after-work hangout — are trending in Manila right now, and arguably the trendiest is Izakaya Geronimo, brought to...
A Beauty Hall at PAR with the world’s best
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - September 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Rustan’s Makati’s new Beauty Hall was unveiled at the Beauty Addict event “Seeing Beauty in a New Light” on Sept. 7, hosted by Tim Yap and Nicole Andersson.  Even the entrance to the...
Gucci fall-winter 2023 is all about creative cross-pollination and improvisation
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - September 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Gucci’s fall-winter 2023 Women’s Collection connects the creative cultures that cross-pollinate the history of the house in an evocative but contemporary proposal.
She cooked filipino food for ferran adria, and he loved it
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - August 24, 2023 - 12:00am
You might know Ferran Adria as one of the world’s greatest chefs. 
Makeup special: Customize your own makeup palette
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - August 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Leading German makeup brand Artdeco is back in the Philippines. With a vast range of around 800 products, think of them as a premium brand with MAC prices and the quality of Chanel.
Hey, these bowls are healthy and delicious
by Therese Jamora-Garceau - August 17, 2023 - 12:00am
If you are what you eat, then SSI Group president Anton Huang and SaladStop! CEO Adrien Desbaillets are the best billboards for their new brand Heybo, healthy meals in a bowl that are right in step with the current...
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