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Diamond Hotel lights up Christmas tree

DIAMOND Hotel’s Carmela Ang, Ingrid Sala Santamaria, Diamond
Hotel’s general manager Vanessa Ledesma Suatengco

Diamond Hotel Philippines welcomed the Christmas season with its traditional tree-lighting ceremony held recently at the hotel lobby.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Americans turn to smaller, wilder Christmas trees

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A Christmas tree lies in a cart at Ridgefield Farm in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, Dec. 9, 2012. Tree growers report growing demand among consumers for smaller and more natural looking trees. AFP/ROBERT MACPHERSON

It’s short. It’s scruffy. It’s practically anorexic. And this season, the Charlie Brown Christmas tree is a shining star in Alan Gibson’s tree farm.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Drape a holiday garland

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GARLAND draping

Think outside the box, or in this case, outside the usual Christmas tree. Give your furniture a festive touch this Christmas by draping a decorated garland on it. It can look cutesy or elegant, depending on your taste. The trick is to do this step by step, organizing the elements you want to put in it.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A gigantic way to light up the Holidays

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A giant tree lit up the sky Friday night, adding to the glitter that Filipinos have come to associate with the Christmas season.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘The way to receive love isn’t to wrap anything up, but to unwrap your heart’


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Christmas is about gifts and giving, but not the kind you find under your Christmas tree. As I was preparing to write this, I came across a passage in a daily devotional: “Preparing for the holidays is primarily a preparing of the heart. Because what comes down is love and the way to receive love isn’t to wrap anything up—but to unwrap your heart.”

Posted: December 18th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A Russian-themed Christmas for my home


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Our home is finally all decked out for the holidays, just in time for the lighting of the third Advent candle. In short, we’re very late!

Posted: December 11th, 2011 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Five ways to bust the holiday blues


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Last night, I started working on our Christmas tree. I had not done that with much enthusiasm for a very long time. After dinner, I began to wrap and twist yards and yards of lights around the stems and branches of the tree that has been with my family for the last 12 years. I’m not done yet. It will probably take me another day to finish.

Posted: November 27th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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