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London calling–but it’s a mixed bag for foodies

Kashke Bajemdan, Persian aubergines with fried onions and taftoon bread at

The new red bus for London is now plying the routes in most parts of the city. For those of us who loved the old, iconic Routemaster, the new version is a poor palimpsest of the original, mimicking elements of its predecessor’s style but missing the point entirely. The trappings remain, but the spirit is no longer there.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Pia Wurtzbach recounts her ‘hagulgol’ backstage after the pageant

THE CRUCIAL Q&A portion, with hosts Xian Lim and Anne Curtis, that could have ruined Pia Wurtzbach’s second attempt to finally win a Binibining Pilipinas crown. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

After losing in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant last Sunday, Pia Wurtzbach has now become the best person to follow her own advice. In an exclusive phone interview with Inquirer Lifestyle, Wurtzbach, 24, an ABS-CBN talent, admitted that she was still hurting two days after the setback.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Eclectic yet global brand shows chic, casual separates for summer 2014

DENIM meets delicate lace.

European brand Suiteblanco has chosen Brazilian top model Izabel Goulart to present its Spring-Summer campaign this 2014. The exuberant Izabel embodies the feminine ideal of the brand, the eclectic character of the collection.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

London calling


One statement piece is all you need, especially when you have a winner like this digital print jacket you can wear day or night.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

London ‘We Will Rock You’ to close after 12 years

A file picture taken on September 18, 1984 showing Rock star Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock group "Queen", during a concert at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (POPB). AFP FILE PHOTO

We Will Rock You” won’t be rocking in London much longer. The long-running musical set to the songs of rock band Queen will close May 31, after 12 years and 4,600 performances in London’s West End.

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

London gets a taste of 2014 with flavored snow

Thousands of people attending New Year’s Eve celebrations in London, United Kingdom, Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013 experienced the world's first multi-sensory fireworks display as Vodafone, in partnership with the Mayor of London, had created a spectacular display on the banks of the River Thames that they were able to taste and smell, as well as see and hear. New Year's Eve revelers could see, smell and taste clouds of apple, cherry and strawberry mist, peach snow, 'floating oranges' – thousands of enormous bubbles filled with Seville orange flavored smoke. (Richard Chambury/AP Images for Vodafone)

Thousands of revellers got to taste the New Year celebrations in London when edible peach snow and strawberry mist descended on partygoers watching the midnight pyrotechnics.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Timeless craftsmanship with contemporary influences

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The Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Tod’s No_Code capsule collection for men and women combines Tod’s heritage of Italian shoe making with the cutting-edge vision of London magazine editor Jefferson Hack.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Ramon Ang: ‘When you’re young, go to far-off places!’


It’s common knowledge by now that Ramon Ang, top honcho of both San Miguel Corporation and Philippine Airlines, got his start by working as an auto mechanic, fixing cars that he then sold for a profit.

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

‘I have five (landing) slots, but I want two more’–how Ramon Ang brought PAL back to London and Europe


It’s still a 14-hour ride, but the flight is now direct, with no extra hours for layovers or the risk of missing connecting flights, not to mention having to haul carry-on baggage while sprinting toward far-off boarding gates.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Prince George to be christened; godparents named

Britain Prince George Christening

Prince William and his wife Kate have asked seven people to be godparents to their son, Prince George, who will be christened at a major royal family gathering Wednesday, palace officials said.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

From cottages to castles–and ‘kababayans’ everywhere–in olde England


THE LAST half of my sabbatical brought me to several capitals of Europe. After my spiritual renewal sessions and retreat in Ireland and Scotland, I came to London just in time for the opening of the Olympic Games. We watched the event in a town square with a giant screen. It was spectacular!

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »



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