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New York’s rich and famous ‘hothouse’ children to best schools

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The pursuit of educational excellence is so competitive in New York that some babies are given personal tuition in French and Chinese, and four-year-olds are hothoused for the best schools.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Stephen Gan and 29 other successful NY Pinoys in the spotlight

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This is one of the most memorable and enjoyable trips we have had in a long time. To be able to mix work and holiday together, and with the city of New York as our backdrop, is truly a luxury.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The toad that turned into a nice little earner

Polish fashion designer Monika Jarosz poses with her products made with Australian cane toads on October 9, 2013 in Paris. AFP

Once upon a time a poisonous cane toad lived in the South Sea Islands, unloved and unwanted. Condemned as an ecological disaster, the Australian army was even deployed to get rid of it.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New York’s latest luxury: a night under the stars

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In the concrete jungle of New York City, where open sky can be hard to find, the latest luxury offering is a night under the stars— or, under twinkling city lights, at least.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

SM Aura means luxury, elegance

SM PRIME Holdings president Hans T. Sy, world-class movie and TV star Sarah Jessica Parker, SM Shopping Center Management Corporation vice president Steven T. Tan at the ceremonial toast in SMX at the SM Aura Premier grand opening

There was a palpable aura of elegance and impeccable style, dahlings, when the high society set turned up for the awesome launch of SM Aura Premier—the newest mall of the SM Group.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Government investigating Ford floor mats

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, introduces the 2013 Ford Fusion during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ford said on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, it will update software on 2013 Escape SUVs and Fusion cars to fix a coolant problem that can cause fires. Last month the automaker recalled more than 89,000 of the vehicles after getting complaints about overheating and fires. It urged owners to get loaner cars from dealers until Ford found a fix.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

The U.S. government is expanding an investigation into floor mats that interfere with pedals in Ford, Mercury and Lincoln cars.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Asia offers new potential for palace hotels, luxury group says

London based hotel management company Dorchester Collection CEO, Christopher Cowdray poses at the Plaza Athenee hotel in Paris on October 17, 2102. AFP  / ERIC PIERMONT

Asia is the most dynamic market for luxury products and services and is the next target for palace hotels under the brand of Dorchester Collection, company chief executive Christopher Cowdray told AFP in an interview about strategy.

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

Givenchy, Hermes and Celine get elegant

Models wear creations by French fashion designer Christophe Lemaire for Hermes' ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, presented in Paris, Sunday, Sept.30, 2012.  AP

True style doesn’t try too hard. That was the statement at Paris Fashion Week, alarmingly simple, but proved in a number of ready-to-wear presentations Sunday which heralded a move towards clean, simplified elegance.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Comfortable condo living becomes affordable in QC


Century Properties is setting a new standard for condominiums in Quezon City, with bigger cuts, extended balconies and amenities aimed at enhancing the quality of life—at affordable prices.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Slovenian supercar maker hits the road in style

Slovenian supercar maker hits the road in styleGeneral view of Tushek Renovatio T500 supercar on August 24, 2012 in Ptuj, Slovenia. AFP/Jure Makovec

Out of a little garage in northeastern Slovenia, comes a new supercar – and it is already joining the ranks of the world’s elite, alongside Lamborghini and Ferrari.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Champagne–why it can come only from the French region


Today’s pop quiz: What’s the most expensive avenue in France? If you answered Champs Elysees in Paris, you’re probably not that far off. But according to Frenchman Pierre-Louis Araud, there’s a more expensive stretch of road in France—it’s just outside the center of Epernay, a quiet city 150 km east of the French capital.

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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