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Local chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs evokes Paris spring


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A gala dinner at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel marked the 21st anniversary and induction ceremonies of the Cebu chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Theme was “Springtime in Paris.”

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal

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The French may soon enjoy their life after work due to a labor agreement that makes working beyond 6 p.m. illegal.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Paris, still the world’s No.1 tourist destination

Visitors sunbathe next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Monday, March 10, 2014. Meteo France, the French national meteorological service, says this winter is the second mildest in the country since 1900. AP

Some 32.3 million tourists say France’s city of light and romance can’t be beat.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Superb Spanish sojourn

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STREET art in Madrid

When my siblings and I were planning our big European trip last year, it was unanimous that the most time should be spent in Spain. Though none of us had ever been there, Spain held this certain allure that we couldn’t resist.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Cupid flaps wings in France as Internet dating soars

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The Internet is powering Cupid’s wings in France, with use of online dating sites soaring, according to matchmakers preparing to help singletons maximize their seduction opportunities this Valentine’s Day.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cobonpue named Asian Designer of the Year by Maison Et Objet

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KENNETH Cobonpue in his showroom at Greenbelt.

Foremost Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue has just been chosen the first Maison Et Objet Asian Designer of the Year.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Phoenix mania in Manila

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WITH mesmerizing light shows and relentlessly upbeat tunes, French band Phoenix gives Manila one heck of a memorable time. MAGIC LIWANAG

“Does it bother you when people sing the wrong lyrics?” we asked the members of alt-rock band Phoenix at its press conference at the Diamond Hotel. The room erupted into giggles.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Doing my wish (okay, bucket) list, finally

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MONT Saint Michel, built in honor of St.Michael the Archangel. PHOTO BY BABOO MONDOÑEDO

Time is running out. Like in the song, “it’s now or never.” With friends dropping dead one after the other, the thought occurred to me, I might be next. The will and the living will are already in the right hands. It’s always best to get “pending” stuff like those out of the way.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

As France cracks down, German sex trade booms

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“It’s 30 euros for a blowjob, 40 for full sex!”

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Application for French artist residency program extended

Alliance Française de Manille has extended the application period of its fourth artist residency grants program (AFM-PARP) until Dec. 15.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Britons ‘ate frog legs millennia before the French’

Crispy fried frog Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Frogs’ legs are considered a French delicacy, but new archaeological evidence suggests Britons were the first to discover their culinary qualities — up to 8,000 years ago.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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