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Men and their vintage cars–a show unparalleled

begins at the atrium
of The Northwing of
SM City Cebu.

On a Saturday morning, waiting to board the plane to Cebu, I overheard a man at the next table say, “I’ve spent my money on gambling, drinking and women… the rest I wasted.”

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

No such thing as unfinished business


Don’t give up the machine!” my 91-year-old uncle was telling my 89-year-old father last year, tugging at my dad’s wheelchair as he tried to wheel his closer.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Swatch sets world launch of BenCab limited edition

The BenCab
image on the invite
to Nov. 4 launch

‘I’ve always wanted a woman,” said BenCab with an almost deadpan expression. I didn’t have to bait him into saying it. He obviously knew it was a sound bite I wanted to get as we sat down to dinner last week.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Growing market for pre-loved bags (pre-loved men? not yet)

Evangelista in
LOOK magazine’s
mini book for
bagaholics (see
inset) which is out
in magazine
stands next week.

Once, in a bag store where I happened to be in my element, studying and fondling the latest bags on display, a guy friend, who was patiently watching me go about my serious business, asked, “Why do women buy bags? I mean, really, the function?”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

From tennis superstars to Peta’s super musical

MAHESH BHUPATHI at breakfast with

It was a call from radio broadcasting maverick and veteran impresario Francis Lumen that I had been waiting for—an invitation to have face time with Indian tennis champion Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been flying into town regularly to organize the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) matches here in November.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »