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CEBU’S next designer to watch: 23-year-old Mia Arcenas

Supporting local has been the way to go for quite some time now, as Filipino designers are being given the credit they deserve, with many of them being noticed even internationally.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Superb Spanish sojourn

STREET art in Madrid

When my siblings and I were planning our big European trip last year, it was unanimous that the most time should be spent in Spain. Though none of us had ever been there, Spain held this certain allure that we couldn’t resist.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

‘Balikbayan’ chef creates ‘open-minded menu’

OYSTERS Rockefeller

Tomorrow (Friday) is Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a cozy, romantic place to bring your loved one, there’s Discovery Country Suites’ Restaurant Verbena.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Kenneth Cole marks 30th year by looking forward

THE BOUTIQUE carries clothing lines for men and women.

Kenneth Cole may be celebrating his 30th year in the business, but he’s already looking forward to the next 10 years.   “I am looking forward to celebrating my 40th,” he said at the opening of the Kenneth Cole flagship store in CentralWorld, Bangkok.   His optimistic attitude was evident when he talked about the [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From chef Rob Pengson, a whole new menu of Italian favorites


In a city where a new restaurant seems to open every week, it’s hard to keep track of every single one of them, and even harder to find the time to try them all.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

How this Indonesian makeup brand is a game-changer

PHILIPPINE media with Martha Tilaar

The Indonesian makeup brand PAC or Professional Artist Cosmetics might not be a familiar name here but it’s gaining a following in Asia, and its start in 1997, under the Martha Tilaar Group, was game-changing.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Berlin, Prague, Vienna: Far from the beaten European path


For my two-month tour of Europe with my siblings, I had really wanted to go Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Travelers may not gravitate toward these places as much as they do the more well-known ones such as Spain and France, but we decided to add Berlin, Prague and Vienna to our itinerary, and we are glad we did.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Planes, trains and apartments –DIY Europe

IMPORTANT: Reserve seats way in advance.

My siblings and I had been planning a long Euro trip together for years before we finally did it this year. With all of us grown up and with jobs and other responsibilities, even agreeing on a common schedule was a nightmare. And to make it even more complicated, we wanted to go to 13 cities in six weeks in different parts of the Europe—without having to step into an airport a single time.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Summer getaway in Bohol

STAYING at The Peacock Garden feels like you’re vacationing in an extension of someone’s very nice home.

I wasn’t a Bohol first-timer when I flew over a few weeks ago, so I was really OK with just a relaxing trip with no real agenda.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cebu is still best choice for a peaceful retreat that’s close to the city


As much as I love to party and have something to do any hour of the day, sometimes congested beaches aren’t my thing, especially if I’m particularly stressed and need to get away from everything and everyone. At the same time, I’ve always been a concrete jungle dweller and like knowing that my beloved city vibe is close enough for me to be able whip out my heels for an evening of dinner and drinks if I’d like to, but far enough from everything for me to be able to tune the rest of the world out.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Healthy food delivered right to your doorstep


My favorite activity when abroad is eating. I will Google my destination to find interesting restaurants days before my departure. The problem with a lot of traveling and eating is, while I always have time to start a workout regimen, I am never motivated enough to sustain it, due to my love of food and my frequent travels.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

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  2. World bids Gabriel Garcia Marquez ‘Adios’
  3. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  4. ‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems
  5. Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. Life lessons I want to teach my son
  8. Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript
  9. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  10. Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  5. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. This is not just a farm
  8. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  9. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  10. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  3. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  10. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer


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  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks