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Designer Lilianna Manahan chosen for prestigious home fair

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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

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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

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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 »

Dynamic couple redefine provincial living

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BUENSUCESO home is a cluster of boxy sculptures linked by bridgeway, painted in black, which to the sculptor denotes kinetic energy.

A house painted in black should be easy to spot, but visitors to Jinggoy and Mutya Buensuceso’s new home in Cavite, will have to keep their eyes open or they’ll drive right by it.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finding peace, pasta and organic produce off the beaten track

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COLORFUL cottages dot the landscape, such as this house painted with St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Sun.” ALANAH TORRALBA

Although there are plenty of restaurants along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, tourists in the Taal Lake area know that some of the best dining places are found off the beaten track. But what happens when you drive off the beaten track and just keep going?

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Lilianna Manahan: My work is like a diary

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BRONZED chimerical “MerChickens” make sure that books remain at attention.

It wasn’t easy for Lilianna Manahan to explain why she chose product design as an outlet for her nascent artistic talents. “I wanted to do more than just paint,” she began tentatively, searching for the right words while her hands moved restlessly, as if shaping an invisible form out of ether.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Artist Mariko Jacinto is a ‘Partee’ girl and a Buddhist

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Leaning over a large canvas, artist Mariko Jacinto was a picture of serene concentration as she spread white amalgam with a small palette knife. The tool made a soft scraping sound as she explained how the surface must first be primed before a single brushstroke is made.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Michel and Amparito Lhuillier take their gardens to lofty heights in Cebu

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A certain mountaintop in the Visayas might still be a patch of wild terrain today if Michel Lhuillier had followed a divergent career path in his youth. “He wanted to become a farmer when he graduated from De La Salle (University),” revealed his wife, Dr. Amparito Llamas Lhuillier, the light-heartedness evident in her voice as she shared the fond memory. Instead, his dream of a pastoral life was deferred for a few decades while he pursued a more lucrative trajectory in jewelry and finance. Now, after raising their family and building a business empire together, the indefatigable couple is enjoying that long-awaited bucolic lifestyle in the hills high above Cebu.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Cocoon Magazine,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Art in the Park: It will be like a treasure hunt

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What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon or evening than sipping wine, nibbling on treats and strolling in the park amid works of art?

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Museum launch, exhibits and performances open 20th Pundaquit Music and Arts Festival

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It was a lively evening of music, art and history as the Pundaquit Festival recently kicked off its 20th season at Casa San Miguel in San Antonio, Zambales. In addition to musical performances and an art exhibit, the event also served as the grand opening of the Museum of Community Heritage, celebrating the history of the town of San Antonio and barrio San Miguel.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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