Quick summer family getaways
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The city is scorching and there’s nothing more stifling than being stuck in the urban jungle for summer.
Intoxicating Alsace
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - April 25, 2019 - 12:00am
I distinctly remember a zebra-print couch.
This glass house serves yummy steaks
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Most of the time I’m happy to live like a rabbit.
A touch of local luxury this holiday season
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The trend that seems to be here to stay is to go local.
Peru on your plate at Shangri-La The Fort
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Christmas, to me, is as much a scent as it is a holiday.
Unwrapping my Christmas tree
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Setting up the Christmas tree for me every year is like a ritual.
More is more when it’s christmas
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Christmas is one of the few seasons when one can completely embrace the “more is more” philosophy, especially when it comes to dressing up your holiday tables.
The Botanist and Me
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The long blades of grass dance in the wind, making waves of unified movement as their bases cling to the rock.
Detoxing (and retoxing) in the Maldives
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I won’t lie. It took long to get there. A plane ride to Singapore, an overnight stay at Changi, another plane ride, an unexpected detour, plus a two-hour boat ride, as I had missed my seaplane.
A homecoming for Chef Aaron Isip
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Chef Aaron Isip and I go way back. He is one of my BFFs who probably knows every crazy thing I’ve done under the anonymity of being a self-exiled student in Paris.
No Need For Selfies
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
One of my goals this year is to truly unplug.
Hearth: Philux x Bea Valdes
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
There is something so incredibly unique about the ties that bind sisters and when the siblings come into their own and yet find a way to work together, a beautiful symbiosis is born.
My holiday wine guide
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - December 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
There’s nothing worse than being in a festive mood only to find that the drink selection is, well, less than optimum.
5 hassle-free holiday hosting ideas
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - December 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Once the “ber” months really go into full swing, a game of celebratory roulette comes into play — that ubiquitous round robin among friends of Christmas parties, holiday cocktails and homecoming...
Say cheese, please
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - November 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
It seems like its been a cheesy month for me, but it is the absolute crowd pleaser! When hosting a party, any expert home entertainer will tell you that their favorite arme-de-guerre is a good cheese platter.
Say hello to Halloumi
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Has it ever happened to you that you get fixated on a particular ingredient or dish, especially on vacation?
Cheesy memories
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
I would come home from school and, as any Filipino kid would, I would have merienda.
My new dining, shopping and travel companion
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - August 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
I’m such a travel junkie; my wanderlust is almost never satiated. Every time I’m stuck in traffic or have a free moment, I’m researching new hotels and dream destinations to add to my ever-growing...
Craft beers get enchanting
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The hot tropical sun is beating down on your forehead, the palm trees are rustling in the breeze, but even that is warm. The only true respite from the heat comes in the form of a golden glass against a bright blue...
My Audrey Hepburn obsession & how I met her in spirit
by Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi - March 16, 2017 - 12:00am
When I was a young girl I was obsessed with Audrey Hepburn. I had the laser disc of Funny Face and would watch it over and over again.
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