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Huffing and puffing my way to Monet’s Giverny–on two wheels

FOR 20 YEARS, Monet would produce a series of murals and smaller pieces on water lilies alone, and the mirror images of the weeping
willows on the pond beneath. INQSnap this page (not just the logo) to view more photos. PHOTOS BY ANNE A. JAMBORA

The last of the riders was already turning right at the end of the block 100 meters down the road, and there I was, still on tiptoes, struggling to straddle my bike. The seat was too high, the handlebar too wide, and my forearms tense and stiff from bearing what felt like the bike’s entire weight.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Simple gowns’ expected at next week’s Sona


If you’re expecting a pomp-and-pageantry-less red carpet at the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, owing to recent natural calamities and the country’s political climate, think again. As one fashion designer says, it’s just not the way Filipinos are.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

He triumphed over Ferré and Gaultier, but died poor, alone

ALONZO flanked by models at the Manila Hilton’s "Vive La France” show, 1970

For the many who admired and respected eminent fashion designer Aureo Alonzo, the news of his passing on Monday—and his circumstances before his death—came as a shock.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The preferred pen of Obama, Pope Benedict and the Dalai Lama turns 90

MONTBLANC Bespoke Nib 7

It’s easy to dismiss the relevance of writing instruments in the digital age, when humans are seemingly inextricably bound to their mobile phones, tablets and other electronic communication devices.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

This skincare routine will make you glow like gold

THE LANCOME Absolue Golden Glow range

It takes seven to eight premium products, and several indulgent minutes of fanciful spa-like strokes, to apply the results of 20 years of research for that coveted golden-glow complexion. On top of that, the foundation must be applied with its own specific movements.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »