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THE X-PAT FILES
Say hello to encapsulated coffee flavor
by Scott Garceau - June 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The concept is eye-catching: tiny black and orange capsules containing a single serving of pure Colombian coffee, crystallized and freeze-dried, that you can pour into a glass of either hot or cold water or milk....
The fine art of chocolate decadence
by Scott Garceau - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s been a while since we’ve sat down for a memorable feast at Finestra. So the one-night exclusive degustation dinner “Chocolate Harvest: Farm-to-Table Degustation” felt a little like a...
Art in the year of the hybrid
by Scott Garceau - March 7, 2022 - 12:00am
As we hit Alert Level 1 in Metro Manila, we are all a mixture of half-free and half-cautious.
This way to Noche Buena
by Scott Garceau - December 9, 2021 - 12:00am
That time of year is fast approaching: noche buena stockpiling has begun in earnest, and people are putting in their orders (online and whatnot) for special food and dessert items this Christmas season. Here are...
Setting up for a festive christmas
by Scott Garceau - December 2, 2021 - 12:00am
I will admit that arranging dried flowers and succulents and pinecones for Christmas table settings has never actually been my “thing.” But when Nespresso holds an event called “The Art of Tablescaping...
Edna Vida & Nonoy Froilan: Dancing in the frame
by Scott Garceau - November 13, 2021 - 12:00am
For the coming months, Conrad Manila has a special visual treat: “Of Art and Wine: Duets” is the latest edition of their art exhibition series in Gallery C, featuring a pairing of works by renowned...
A Filipino artist gets regal with Scottish whisky
by Scott Garceau - November 11, 2021 - 12:00am
While this year has taken its time bringing us back to “normal,” there are still some things to look forward to, like Christmas season, and the hope of a new year.
Kidlat Tahimik's cultural dogfight circus
by Scott Garceau - November 1, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s always been a subversive magic (mischievousness?) to Kidlat Tahimik’s work, from the juxtaposition of munching carabao and NASA space launches in Perfumed Nightmare, to his more recent meditations...
Bohemian rhapsody
by Scott Garceau - October 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Monkey Eagle Brewery launches a craft beer that’s relatable to Filipino tastes.
Stag party
by Scott Garceau - September 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The Dalmore encapsulates six decades of single-malt excellence into six bottles that are as rare as a unicorn.
The struggles of COVID depicted in art
by Scott Garceau - September 20, 2021 - 12:00am
While 2021 has largely been about rebuilding society after the tumultuous onslaught of COVID last year, the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence program of the Metrobank Foundation has been working on multiple tracks:...
2021: A rum odyssey
by Scott Garceau - September 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Yo-ho-ho! Just in time for the quincentenary, Don Papa rum invited media on a journey of food and port cask concoctions.
Double exposure
by Scott Garceau - September 13, 2021 - 12:00am
A “cell,” as we know, can be many things. It’s a self-contained unit of growth. Or it’s a prison. Or sometimes, it can split into two and become something else altogether.
The zen appeal of Bob Ross
by Scott Garceau - September 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Who was Bob Ross? Was he the gently soothing voice behind a Brillo-haired perm, mapping out happy clouds and trees on canvases for TV’s The Joy of Painting in the ’80s and ’90s? Or was there more...
Antipas Delotavo headlines Art in the Park online 2021
by Scott Garceau - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s not surprising that Antipas “Biboy” Delovato would be the central artist featured in this year’s special “online edition” of Art in the Park
A 'teachable moment' with cognac and chocolates
by Scott Garceau - July 8, 2021 - 12:00am
We are always up for a little education, even on a Saturday night. That’s why the Globe Platinum Cognac and Chocolates Pairing Night was such an easy sell.
Dad’s favorite spirits now appeal to influencers
by Scott Garceau - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Being a legacy brand means you have longevity the ability to reach out to new markets, generation after generation.
How to find ‘hidden gems’ in local travel this summer
by Scott Garceau - June 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Summer’s here, the lockdown is partially lifted, so what’s the hottest travel destination for Filipinos who have been trapped inside their homes for over a year?
Action! time for coffee and vertical filmmaking
by Scott Garceau - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
In the age of TikTok and Instagram, we’ve grown so comfortable looking at our vertical phone videos.
No need to travel for the great American diner burger — now it comes to you
by Scott Garceau - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
As an American, I have an almost biological instinct for what constitutes a real “burger.”
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