History, craftsmanship and seduction by Fauré Le Page
by Millet M. Mananquil - April 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Augustin de Buffévent mixes history, romance and craftsmanship in a Parisian leathergoods brand founded in 1717 as a gunsmith for royalty.
Nedy Tantoco’s last concert for Cecile Licad is still happening — as a tribute to the late art patroness
by Millet M. Mananquil - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Last year, a Licad concert was planned by Nedy Tantoco with the support of Sen. Loren Legarda,who will now present it to honor her.
On the menu: Heidelberg, Jose Rizal and poetry
by Millet M. Mananquil - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
No politics tonight, please.”
Anne Yitzhakov of Cartier: ‘We value a rich history and timeless designs’
by Millet M. Mananquil - January 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Think Cartier and at once the Love Bracelet comes to mind, symbolizing everlasting love, every romantic’s arm accessory since its launch in 1969.
A French panther leaps with the Philippine sampaguita in Cartier’s new boutique
by Millet M. Mananquil - July 19, 2023 - 12:00am
When the very French Cartier company opened its new boutique in Greenbelt 3, it unveiled a  pleasant surprise: It carries very beautiful Filipino details.
Rico Hizon has a vision
by Millet M. Mananquil - June 28, 2023 - 12:00am
‘I can’t live without eyewear. It’s part of my skin. It magnifies the news for me, makes me look sharp, smart and approachable on TV.’
Five ambassadors and their style of music diplomacy
by Millet M. Mananquil - May 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Before US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson assumed her post in the Philippines, she was told by friends: “The Filipinos are a very warm and wonderful people. You will love them.”
Tweetie Gonzalez: 'I would rather sleep than go out, pursue good health rather than worry about size and weight'
by Millet M. Mananquil - March 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez is what a ‘50s woman would like to have.
Read between Yayoi Kusama’s dots in a Louis Vuitton bag
by Millet M. Mananquil - December 18, 2022 - 12:00am
This sounds crazy. But it’s not.
I see LV
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 23, 2022 - 12:00am
When you visit a Louis Vuitton exhibit, you do not merely see fashion. You take a journey through 160 years of history. It is about heritage the culture of a nation, its mores, its quirks, its art.
Why I love Roger Vivier
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 16, 2022 - 12:00am
I must confess, I have a shoe fetish. Not in the kinky way you might be thinking of. For me, shoes convey artistry, reveal a passion, and tell a backstory.
Marco Clemente: The cool ambassador of opera
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The Italian envoy meets Filipino cultural heroes and the result is ‘Turandot,’ Puccini’s romantic opera, which will stir your emotions this December at the CCP.
Artists from near and far meet in ‘Turandot’
by Millet M. Mananquil - November 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Singers and creatives for Turandot will converge from Italy, Korea and the Philippines for the staging of the opera at the CCP in early December.
The Christmas woman cometh
by Millet M. Mananquil - October 26, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s always Christmas in the heart of Isa Garcia-Sicam, who dreams of beautiful animatronics and sustainable decor for the season and beyond.
Beauty from royalty
by Millet M. Mananquil - August 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Many years ago, I interviewed the lovely couple, Count Hubert d’Ornano and his wife, Countess Isabelle d’Ornano, in their elegant home in Paris.
Fresh young designers and new brands in ArteFino
by Millet M. Mananquil - August 3, 2022 - 12:00am
ArteFino is an event that makes my patriotic heart flutter. Here is where I find refreshing products made with a distinct Filipino heart and soul. It makes me feel good that there is such an event with nobility of...
The most copied luxury brand goes exotic
by Millet M. Mananquil - June 29, 2022 - 12:00am
I have such fond memories of Louis Vuitton and how the brand always launches its products in the most creative way.
It’s time to go shopping and flying again!
by Millet M. Mananquil - June 15, 2022 - 12:00am
Shopping and flying were not really top of mind during the past three pandemic years.
What is the best thing that happened to us during the pandemic?
by Millet M. Mananquil - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
The past two and a half years have brought darkness into our lives. We lost our loved ones to COVID-19.
PAL is reborn at 81 with a youthful outlook
by Millet M. Mananquil - March 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Philippine Airlines turns 81 this year. But at 81, PAL gets reborn as a cool, high-tech airline that looks to the future with a youthful vibe. How so?
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