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THE X-PAT FILES
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.”
Warming up in the golden hour
by Scott Garceau - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Filmmakers refer to the “golden hour” that time of day touching on dusk, when the light is redder and softer as the sun prepares to sink.
Bring home some Sparkle in a bottle
by Scott Garceau - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Leave it to Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy the world’s premiere luxury goods brand to elevate the sparkling wine experience to new heights.
From the trenches to the wilderness
by Scott Garceau - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
When you think of Burberry, you immediately think of the classic trench coat.
A cask that Edgar Allan Poe would die for
by Scott Garceau - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s something special about sherry cask whisky.
The portable speaker gets more powerful
by Scott Garceau - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The boom box is back. Not the old school, LL Cool J kickin’ speakers, held aloft on a shoulder to maximize ear contact.
A happy Ballantine’s day
by Scott Garceau - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Ballantine’s may not be the first brand that comes to Filipino minds when they think “blended Scotch whisky,” but it’s a name with many famous followers through its century-long history....
A town like fargo
by Scott Garceau - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
If Noah Hawley’s TV series Fargo has taught us anything, it’s that crime is as ingrained in American culture as apple pie and Taylor Swift.
Background check
by Scott Garceau - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
When did it become required that we present only media-friendly home spaces to the world? Who says we all have to live up to ‘Architectural Digest’ photo shoot levels?
A deep dive into Irish whiskeys, served at home
by Scott Garceau - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
What’s better than sitting at home alone during COVID lockdown? Sitting at home, learning about Irish whiskey from an expert, while sipping three bottles of Jameson.
CCP launches ‘Sining Sigla’ straight into Filipino homes
by Scott Garceau - September 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Everybody’s got a favorite CCP story. Whatever ballet or cultural show you remember first watching, whatever orchestral concert you enjoyed, or Cinemalaya festival you caught, the Cultural Center of the Philippines...
Our favorite social disease
by Scott Garceau - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
When even Kim Kardashian-West, the doyenne of the selfie lifestyle, cancels her Instagram and Facebook accounts, you know something’s up with social media.
'American carnage at the movies'
by Scott Garceau - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Reality always has the advantage of being real, and the problem with movies that try to reflect dystopian times is that they’re always a couple of news cycles behind the times.
Pinoys put their own spin on lockdown entertainment
by Scott Garceau - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
An exercise enthusiast and former sexy starlet let’s call her “Penny” hops online most days to promote home-based exercise routines during this seemingly endless lockdown. And she earns cash while...
Wine Story Academy: Homeschooling never tasted this good
by Scott Garceau - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Normally, when wine education manager Carla Santos holds a session for Wine Story Academy, it’s held at one of the store branches, surrounded by wine enthusiasts and racks of fine vintages.
Will a Beatles landmark fall to COVID?
by Scott Garceau - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
COVID is also taking away our precious musical history and memories.
Nespresso is the new normal
by Scott Garceau - August 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Nico Bolzico, founder of agricultural company LM10 and happy husband of Solenn Heussaff, has a short, cute film about how easy Nespresso is: sitting on his couch, he launches a Nespresso capsule across the living...
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