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The new cool is accepting people’s differences

TODAY’S style should be defined not as amediocre fad of dressing down, but as a genuine form of self-acceptance. SHAIRA LUNA

The early 2000s witnessed the arrival of attention-grabbers.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Young designer champions Hepburn’s minimalist chic aesthetic


The great thing about beauty and fashion is there is always something new and exciting coming up. Get to know Patty Ang—she is a girl you’ll want to have in your corner.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Face perfector’ beats oily-shiny skin


I showered, cleansed my face thoroughly and applied Instablur—a “face perfector” from The Body Shop (P1,195). The effect is that I looked fresh for six straight hours without air-conditioning—with only a slightly shiny nose and forehead that needed a bit of powdering.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Memories of Mandarin Oriental, Manila, linger on

MANDARIN Oriental, Manila general manager Torsten van Dullemen, Manila Mandarin Hotel Inc. chair Nonoy Colayco, Sandie Castro Poblador, Paola van Dullemen, Manoling Poblador

Following the announcement of the impending closure of Mandarin Oriental, Manila, on Sept. 9, the hotel celebrated its memorable journey spanning 38 years with four gastronomic farewell events at its two signature restaurants, Tin Hau and The Tivoli. Dubbed as “MeMOries: Best of the Best,” the gatherings marked the grand finale before Mandarin closes its doors for good.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Some health questions answered


Nothing is ever really set in stone. Knowledge in the field of medicine and health is continuously updated. And that is why it pays to be well-informed so that, ultimately, one can make an informed choice. Let me answer some of your urgent concerns as best I can.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »