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Baden-Baden, Germany: Where royalty and lesser mortals bathed


Baden-Baden was a destination waiting to happen again. An earlier visit impressed a charm and agreeable experiences which begged a return. So it was that the promise I made to myself to go there again with my hubby Chito brought us back to the stylish spa city at the foot of Germany’s Black Forest.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

25 years, P25 million

CEREMONIAL turnover of check donation with TMP Foundation president David Go, Sen. Ed Angara, Washington Sy Cip, Dr. George S.K. Ty, Toyota vice chair Alfred Ty, TMP president Michinobu Sugata, Domingo Siazon

The predominantly dark-suited guests who gathered for the 25th anniversary of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) weren’t the usual car enthusiasts. It was mostly a crowd of businessmen, government officials and members of the diplomatic community who filled up the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La hotel.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Met gala: A-List for art


Jaime Zobel de Ayala had just been to Davos, but when he walked into the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, he looked fresh and energetic.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Savoring Michelin-starred cuisine on the Left Bank


Food alone does not constitute memorable meals, though it is important. Around the flavors of fine cuisine are company and conversation that enhance the dining experience. Setting can also contribute, as it did during a recent visit to Paris but the unexpected added an element of the extraordinary.

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

How taipan George S.K. Ty found success –‘I have the spirit of an ant’

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When the young George Ty was compared to an ant trying to move a mountain, he was then a 25-year-old businessman with a dream to establish a bank.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »