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Popular home brand opens first branch in Southeast Asia at BGC

CUSTOMERS can choose from a wide range of embellished, textured or printed throw pillows as seen in this living room vignette.

With more and more foreign chains opening stores in the country, it certainly feels that more importance is being given to the Philippine market.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

French luxury bag brand opens first Southeast Asia store in Manila

THE MOST popular print at the store is still the camouflage print

A tote is a tote unless it’s by a French luxury brand, which can cost thousands of pesos.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Japanese buffet steps up game with live stations, weekend performances

TEPPANYAKI chef demonstrates his skills.

From the outside, Banzai looks like an office building, spare and boxy save for a few standees announcing the specialties. Inside, however, is an open layout of live cooking stations taking up most of the middle portion.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Consunji tries his hand at thematic pieces

THE ARTIST in front of “Safari,” “Signal,” “Divide,” and “Between the lights.” PHOTOS BY ALEC CORPUZ

Artist J. Consunji has been sketching and painting for most of his young adult life but it was only last month that he opened his first, one-man show.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Keep cool–and moisturized

Avon Philippines head of PR and communications Faith Fernandez Aranton, Avon Philippines president and general manager Julie Tatarczuk, endorser Georgina Wilson and Avon’s category manager for personal care Jenny del Agua.

The rainy season may have already started but muggy weather lasts forever in this tropical country we call home. To provide a respite from the heat and humidity, a direct-selling company has  launched a hydrating body lotion that is cool to the skin—and not at all sticky.   Avon’s newest addition to its popular Skin [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »