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Cobonpue brings nature’s splendor to Japanese dining

AKIRA Makati transports diners to a magical corner of Japan during autumn, as envisioned by one of the country’s leading designers.

Taking inspiration from an imaginary forest clearing in some magical corner of Japan, leading designer Kenneth Cobonpue has shown again his brilliance in designing space with the opening of Akira Japanese restaurant in Makati.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Zsa Zsa Padilla celebrates 50th birthday with Conrad Onglao

ZSA ZSA Padilla prepares to blow the birthday cake with 50 candles, with daughters Karylle and Zia behind her, and Conrad Onglao before her.  PHOTOS CATHY RODRIGUEZ

To be clear and honest, I wasn’t there at last Sunday’s dinner hosted by Conrad Onglao for his love, Zsa Zsa Padilla. I was in another sweet couple’s milestone affair, the 30th wedding anniversary celebration of Chito and Anna Sobrepeña.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

For World Economic Forum guests, no less than a ‘Cecil B. DeMille production,’ Philippine-style

CASCADING capiz chandeliers at the TowerOne lobby had foreign guests gawking and taking those inevitable selfies

One might hesitate to call it seduction, but that was exactly what happened when the Ayala Group feted delegates of the World Economic Forum (WEF) for East Asia and the Asean Business Club to a welcome reception on the eve of hard-nosed talks on current regional affairs.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Are you ready for Cebu’s five-in-one ‘siopao’?

Brittany crusty cake called kouign amman

A big chunk of butter was being sliced in the kitchen. But it wasn’t just any butter; it was from Brittany, used in several pastries displayed as one enters Tymad Bistro.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Designers say Asian Modern is over


At the Philippine Furniture International Show (PFIS), exhibitors met the challenge to remain creative yet viable despite stiff competition from China and other markets.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »