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Babette’s faith


Like most widows, style maven and socialite Victoria Aquino Benoit is trying to move on after what has been the most anguished experience of her life.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Bad mood is bad for cooking

CARLA Brigliadori, left, and Margarita Forés, right,
make pasta the old-fashioned way—by hand.

Without the modern-day mixers and machines, Italian master chef-educator Carla Brigliadori works, on her feet for hours,making fresh pasta. She never wipes the smile off her face—as if the joy of cooking and the grace of her spirit are infused into the dough.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

This diplomat’s wife has made urban renewal her new mission


When her husband, Belgian Ambassador Roland Van Remoortele, was posted in the Philippines from 1998 to 2002, Sylvia Tay engaged in what most expat wives did.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Christmas decor becomes a visual travel

INSTEAD of 12 gifts at the bottom of the tree, traveler’s lamps
with balls and garlands form the base

Outside Metro Manila, florist-decorator Tony Rodriguez rents a small home where he and his artisans work like Santa and his elves.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Blood donors save lives and burn calories, too

PARTNERSHIP: (seated) Dr.Christine Lanorio and Debbie Go Merck, (standing) Hanzel Sentones, Louie Roxas and Jio Igualan NELSON MATAWARAN

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has always been in need of refilling its blood supply as it provides 30 percent of the country’s demands.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »