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‘You find that person when you’re not looking’


The first thing you notice about James Younghusband and Sari Lazaro is that they make a strikingly beautiful couple. After several minutes, when your brain finally reengages with your manners, and you’re able to stand next to the 6-foot-1-inch footballer without giggling nervously, and to shake the rising fashion designer’s hand without staring obsessively at her flawless complexion, the next thing you’ll notice is that they are two of the nicest people you’ll meet.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Designer Lilianna Manahan chosen for prestigious home fair


Young product designer Lilianna Manahan has been chosen as one of the “Rising Asian Talents” who will be featured in the first Maison et Objet Asia interior design trade show in Singapore next month. But she almost missed the opportunity.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tessa’s true calling


Tessa Prieto-Valdes is famous for wearing many hats, literally and figuratively. Whether she’s launching a product, attending a social gathering, or running a marathon, the Inquirer Lifestyle columnist and media celebrity makes heads turn with her flamboyant personal style.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Daddy’s girls pose–with their adoring daddies

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At home, he is Dad, but on the set of his 2006 Cinemalaya film, “Tulad ng Dati,” and his critically acclaimed 2009 Cinemalaya entry, “Dinig Sana Kita,” Mike Sandejas is direk to the eldest of his four daughters, Zoe.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Work-life balance—Maricar Xerez-Burgos finds it in Nasugbu

INFINITE BEAUTY  A shaded infinity pool and the sparkling waters of the West Philippine Sea provide a scene of relaxation for Maricar Xerez-Burgos and her family at Terrazas de Punta Fuego.

For most executives, a business trip means being away from family and the comforts of home. For Alby Xerez-Burgos and his wife Maricar, however, it is an opportunity to spend time with their children at their home away from home.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Cocoon Magazine | Read More »