Oversized antique accent seats that hark back to a genteel era, modern art works ensconced in red niches—touches from Manila’s Art Deco period will welcome guests to Amelie Hotel Manila when it opens third quarter of this year. It is interior stylist Anton Barretto’s way of paying tribute to Manila’s old splendor.
By Joselito O. Tolentino
I remember very well that it was June 1977 that fashion designer Ernest Santiago jolted Manila with the opening of Coco Banana, a disco club in the heart of the Malate district where many bohemians converged.
Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
When World War II was over, my father decided we weren’t going back to Quiapo. We had property in Malate, where used to stand a screen-covered chalet being rented from us by an old American lady named Mrs. Grove. (She kept a canary like ours on her porch.) But now it was a war casualty, a rubble.
My Chair RocksBy Conchita C. Razon
I received a most welcome e-mail recently. It had nothing to do with current events or the state of the nation. Or did it?
By Pocholo Concepcion
Back in the ’80s, nightlife in Manila was centered around the Remedios Circle area. The café society crowd would enjoy dining and talking at Café Adriatico, while those who preferred drinking while listening to a DJ playing records would walk over next door to Hard Rock Café.