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The man who started Dedon


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PHILIPPINE Tatler Fashion awardees: Thelma Sioson San Juan
(Visionary); Jeannie Goulbourn (Designer of the Year-Filipiniana); Millet
Mananquil (Visionary); Inno Sotto (Designer of the Year); Virgie Moreno,
who accepts her brother Pitoy Moreno’sHall of Fame award; Tina
Ocampo, who accepts daughter Betina Ocampo’s Most Promising Young
Designer award; and Bea Valdes (Designer of the Year-Accessories)

I have always been fascinated by Dedon, a German-owned furniture company that manufactures its products in Cebu; it has made outdoor furniture ultra chic.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ralph Lauren hosts book launch; friends fete Bea Zobel Jr. and fiancé


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Ralph Lauren celebrated Asian style icon Bonnae Gokson’s coffee-table book, “Butterflies and All Things Sweet,” by hosting its US launch at his 888 Madison Avenue Women’s store in New York City.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Stephen Gan and 29 other successful NY Pinoys in the spotlight

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This is one of the most memorable and enjoyable trips we have had in a long time. To be able to mix work and holiday together, and with the city of New York as our backdrop, is truly a luxury.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The sweet passions of Asian icon Bonnae Gokson


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CAKE by Ms B: Venus white chocolate and blueberry marble cake with sugar ruffles, pearls and peonies

She is definitely one of the multi-hyphenated Asian icons. From her early years as the right-hand person of her sister, fashion empress Joyce Ma, to her role as Chanel’s image communications chief for Asia-Pacific, from helping brands like Giorgio Armani and Prada to hotel consultancy, to being at the forefront of Joyce Café, owner of Sevva restaurant and Ms. B’s Cakes—it seems this woman has seen and done it all.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Tonyboy and Gretchen’s Dominique gets her closeup


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TONYBOY and Gretchen with their daughter Dominique

It’s always a joy to witness how girls blossom into lovely ladies. When Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter Dominique turned 18, I grabbed the opportunity to feature the family in the June issue of Philippine Tatler.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Paris–with Kit, Laurie, Marianne


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AT BABETTE’S house: Kit Zobel, Laurie Westfall, Yvette LhuillierWarnod, Babette Aquino Benoit, Roseanne Cu-unjieng de Pampelonne,Marianne Po and the author

I recently went on a trip with three childhood friends—Kit Zobel, Laurie Jimenez Westfall and Marianne Po—to one of the most enchanting and beautiful cities in the world, Paris. Our friendship spans close to 40 years, as we were classmates from Grade 1 onward.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Isabel Preysler leads Spanish celebrities on whirlwind visit


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Porcelanosa Grupo last month celebrated the arrival of its brand ambassador, Isabel Preysler, and marked the international launch of the brand.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Isabel Preysler back in Manila


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One of the most beautiful and glamorous ladies is coming for a four-day visit. Isabel Preysler or “La Preysler,” as she is called by the Spanish press, will be in town to attend the launch of the Porcelanosa showroom at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) on Nov. 29.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A night for building


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It was a truly stellar night as government and business leaders and VIP guests came for the launch of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Philippines’ “I Build My Philippines” coffee-table book held at the Peninsula Manila Hotel last week.

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

A ‘sosyal’ whodunit: Who stole the phone in chi-chi party?


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Paradise Found. This must be one of the most awaited resorts in a long time. Dedon Island, 800 kilometers from Manila, 45 minutes from Cebu by plane and located in the province of Surigao del Norte, is the latest feather in the cap of the international outdoor furniture maker Dedon.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Tilda Swinton, Chow Yun-Fat, Ryan Philippe, other celebs went to the Boss


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“Spectacular” best describes the Hugo Boss Selection and Black Fall-Winter 2012 fashion show of men and women collections in Beijing, China.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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