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David Batchelor is back in Manila

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DAVID and Marilu Batchelor with sons James and William

In the local hotel industry, David Batchelor is a familiar figure, one that until a couple of years ago was connected to an international hotel chain. Although he requested that focus not be placed on the almost 20 years he spent with the Peninsula Group in Manila, Hong Kong and Shanghai, it still bears mentioning.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser

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DOMINIQUE gamely answers questions.

The first thing one notices when meeting Dominique Cojuangco, only daughter of actress Gretchen Barretto and businessman Tonyboy Cojuangco, is her candor. This young woman who turns 19 in a few weeks quickly puts people at ease with her open smile and self-deprecating humor. She is one of Bench Body’s endorsers for its new whitening range.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Why are Metro Manilans flocking to Todd English?

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Freshly baked flat bread pizzas

A week before the soft opening of Todd English Food Hall at SM Aura Premier last month, it was reported that the Gerber Group had taken control of the celebrity chef’s 14-year-old restaurant Olives at the W Union Square Hotel in New York City.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Jeremy Renner ate in this private dining place

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When the owners of popular bakeshop chain Sugarhouse sold their business, they accepted consulting jobs here and there before deciding to set up something more permanent.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

‘Salpicao’ with foie gras, ‘xiao long bao,’ Benguet strawberry and cream cheese–it’s time for new favorites

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BREAD pudding served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream at Shine Bakery

SM Aura Premier is the mall almost everyone wants to check out. Many of its restaurants are the first of their kind, so gourmands can cherry-pick their favorites.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Check out Davao this summer–starting with its ‘cabrito’ and goat cheese

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CLAUDE’S now occupies the Oboza Heritage House

The oven-roasted baby goat that greeted us at the Malagos Farmhouse outpost in Davao City was a treat we weren’t expecting but one we all welcomed. After all, the brand is known mainly for its range of exceptional goat cheeses.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Wine jelly, fresh honeycomb, sausages of all types–you’re spoiled for choices here

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CLEAR glass and mirrored surfaces at the dining stations

It’s hard to be blasé when you first step into the Solaire Resort & Casino along the Bay City area of Parañaque City. First, you are greeted by long-legged beauties in a foyer lined with a water wall and palm trees. When you glance above, there is a crystal chandelier that is more art installation than lighting fixture.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Ninoy and Romulo would hang out here

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LIBRARY at the Romulo suite is outfitted with a couch and an easy chair.

The dust has finally settled and no construction work can be heard echoing through the corridors of the Waterfront Pavilion Hotel & Casino.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wear honesty, courage, compassion on your wrist

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FREEDOM charm, joy charm dotted with crystals, green-hued prosperity charm

There was a time when every other woman wore a charm bracelet full of dangling golden charms. Each charm represented a special moment in her life, whether it be her first foreign trip, her engagement or the birth of her child. After a while though, charm bracelets seemed to lose their favor, and many of them were tucked away.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

A taste of Tuscany in McKinley Hill

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CHEESE pizza

Trattoria Poggio Antico in McKinley Hill, Taguig City, has all the marks of an Italian restaurant. The name itself is a giveaway—it’s Italian for “restaurant on an old hill”—as are the checkered tablecloths and bottles of wine stored in wood racks on their sides. All that’s missing is an Italian chef-patron.

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

Freshly squeezed

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THE SEXY Detox range consists of five regular and five premium juices.

Judging by the growing number of devotees who swear by its immediate benefits, juicing continues to be a popular way to ingest one’s recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

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