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Meet this Murad–musician-turned-skincare expert


Jeff Murad never set out to join the skincare company his father, the prominent American dermatologist Howard Murad, founded. The Murad heir, in fact, majored in music composition.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

After 38 years, Mandarin makes tearful exit

Photos by Cheche Moral

A buffet feast, ‘groupfies,’ hugs and tears mark on Tuesday the closing of the Mandarin Oriental Manila after 38 years, as its 400-plus employees take their ceremonial exit on the hotel’s red carpet.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tears, souvenir photos as Mandarin closes shop

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The jovial mood and frenzied rush to take selfies and group photos quickly turned teary and emotional as Torsten van Dullemen stood at the center of the Mandarin Oriental Manila (MOM) lobby at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MaARTe 2014: A great way to spend your Sunday

BANGLES of Monaco thread from Cebu by Beatriz Accessories;

Do yourself a favor this weekend and spend some cash as an act of goodness. Think of it as early Christmas shopping.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Patis Tesoro redefines Filipiniana for younger market

TESORO calls her collection “recycled fashion,” now a global trend. This one a bolero pieced together from retaso or fabric scraps

Patis Pamintuan Tesoro has regular clients from as far as Singapore and the United States. Strangely, the one designer known for championing Filipiniana wear said nobody goes to her during the annual President’s State of the Nation Address, the one occasion politicians and their spouses embrace and splurge on traditional formal wear.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »