An art contest by and for women
by Scott Garceau - January 15, 2024 - 12:00am
A not-so-secret fact of the corporate world is that women make up a majority of positions, including leadership roles, in the Philippines.
Smash it up
by Scott Garceau - November 16, 2023 - 12:00am
You can’t keep a good thing down on an island. It has to travel eventually.
Speaking of wines
by Scott Garceau - November 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Three dining tables. One serving table. Twelve guests.
An offer I couldn’t refuse: Wolfgang’s steak paired with Coppola Wines
by Scott Garceau - November 2, 2023 - 12:00am
That was the pitch for a well-attended, last-minute event at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse BGC as guest speaker Simone Margheri, Asia regional manager of Delicato Family Wines, shared with us a quartet of wines from...
A Singaporean chef guest stars at Cork Elite? Whey!
by Scott Garceau - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Chef Barry Quek sports a tattoo on his left forearm: an anatomy chart of a pig, separated into cuts. “It’s my cheat sheet,” he explains, after serving us a six-course sampling from Whey, his Hong...
‘Chug na lang’ at this Oktoberfest
by Scott Garceau - September 14, 2023 - 12:00am
When Hilton Manila GM John Lucas noticed, during the stein-holding contest held at the Grand Ballroom to launch the upcoming Oktoberfest 2023, that the four ladies onstage found it easier than the guys did to hold...
A ‘Maestro’ returns to raise Manila’s rum game
by Scott Garceau - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
They call him “Maestro de Ron” now, and with that title comes a respect for his ability to concoct the finest Bacardi libations in the world.
An out-of-body sublime A5 wagyu meal
by Scott Garceau - August 17, 2023 - 12:00am
You want to know how to get people to order perfectly marbled, A5 wagyu cuts from your deli? Serve them a five-course menu featuring said wagyu, cooked by a master Japanese chef and his team, right in downtown ...
To the Victor go the spoils
by Scott Garceau - August 10, 2023 - 12:00am
You can see it from miles away.
Sound design with a bigger, better bang
by Scott Garceau - August 5, 2023 - 12:00am
One thing we know the Danish do well is furniture design.
A luxe library stocked with libations and spirits
by Scott Garceau - August 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Arguably, you could get some reading done while inside The Whisky Library, the newest and most luxurious spirits and cigar bar launched at Newport World Resorts Manila.
Still rockin’ hard with new food, drinks and bands
by Scott Garceau - July 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Someone once sang: “Hey, hey, my, my, rock ‘n’ roll can never die.” Similarly, nothing seems capable of keeping down Hard Rock Café Philippines — not even a global pandemic —...
Gregg Glass is the artist behind whisky masterpieces
by Scott Garceau - July 13, 2023 - 12:00am
If The Dalmore were a TV series, it might first focus on the grand painting located near the entrance of The National Gallery in Edinburgh: it’s a massive 14x17-foot canvas known as “The Fury of the Stag”...
Going under the surface with pacita abad
by Scott R. Garceau - June 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The artist’s work is featured in a major retrospective at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis until Sept. 3.
'Cool new entry points' to exploring the force - Through animation
by Scott R. Garceau - May 15, 2023 - 12:00am
When Disney head Bob Iger spoke of this being the “century of Star Wars” after the company acquired Lucasfilm Ltd., he wasn’t exaggerating. Besides feature releases, the launch of Disney+ streaming...
Art Basel Hong Kong Roars back
by Scott R. Garceau - March 27, 2023 - 12:00am
After three years of hybrids and restrictions, Art Basel Hong Kong reopened to the public, and it came back with a vengeance.
Let’s drink to men’s fashion
by Scott R. Garceau - March 22, 2023 - 12:00am
You might not find a bar to belly up to in Rustan’s Makati, but you’ll find the most fashion-forward men’s looks, right next to the most prized single malt whiskies released by The Dalmore.
Why we should bank on art
by Scott R. Garceau - February 27, 2023 - 12:00am
‘HSBC supports the growth of the rich Philippine arts and culture,’ says HSBC Philippines president Sandeep Uppal.
Meet the 'mavericks' of this award-winning whisky brand
by Scott R. Garceau - November 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Usually, when a world-class spirits company holds an event to celebrate modern-day “mavericks,” it turns out to be tied in with influencers, DJs or fashionistas.
When SAM met Natasha
by Scott R. Garceau - October 24, 2022 - 12:00am
A pair of shaggy, vaguely technological totems, bedecked in artificial straw and tiny bells, stand in one room of Singapore Art Museum, which accommodates much of this year’s Singapore Biennale, aka SB2022,...
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