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How Stephanie and Jessica Kienle are creating the unexpected

IT GIRLS Jessica Kienle and Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez attribute their success to
close family ties. JOAN BITAGCOL

In a furniture vignette, the coffee table is replaced by a mahogany chest raised on slim black iron legs. The seaters are not neutral colored and pared-down, as expected of Philux, but a chic, royal blue plush armchair and love seat with foliage-printed poufs as accent pieces.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

This diplomat can cook, and how

ASIF Ahmad has visited the Philippines and established ties when he was UK Trade and Investment director and Foreign Commonwealth Office head of Asia Pacific. “I’m lucky; not many ambassadors come to the country with a ready-made set of friends.” JOJO MAMANGUN

Amid high unemployment in Britain caused by the global recession in 1973, a sign outside a diner in London proved providential: “Wanted: Cook.”

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What’s your agenda in owning a pet?

THE AUTHOR with his daughters

A dog or cat can bring out the best in a man if you allow it to. This usually happens because the dogs and cats give us unconditional love.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dengue fever strikes models in Japan

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, a worker sprays insecticide to get rid of mosquitos to prevent dengue fever at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A worsening outbreak of dengue fever in Japan has claimed its first celebrities — two young models sent on assignment to the Tokyo park believed to be its source.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau

Palau sharks

In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamor to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made them one of the country’s main visitor attractions.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »