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French fashion brand celebrates femininity and glamour


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GRETCHEN del Rosario and husband, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario;US Ambassador Philip Goldberg; Jayelles chair Johnny Litton; Belo Medical Group founder and CEO Vicki Belo. Photo by Alex Van Hagen

French fashion brand Hervé Léger celebrated femininity and glamour during the recent opening of its first store in Asia at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Peninsula revives unique, enlightening, stylish tours

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ART IN THE HILLS Enjoy nature and paintings at Pinto Museum in Antipolo. PHOTO BY PACO GUERRERO

Sun, sea, sand and spa are major inducements on most luxury travel itineraries in the Philippines. But for some affluent travelers, having an educational experience is the most desirable memento. Instead of exploring a city with a map, they would rather get as much cultural, culinary and lifestyle immersions as they can, done in high style.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Makati hotel pledges $5 donation for each staying guest to ‘Yolanda’ victims

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A popular hotel in Makati City has pledged to donate $5 for each guest that stays with them, for the benefit of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan) survivors.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Going vegan, the five-star way

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Peninsula Manila is coming up with something progressive: introducing vegan dishes in all its restaurants.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Welcoming a new king with a flash mob

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DUTCH ambassador Ton Boon von Ochssée

A flash mob and a live telecast of the investiture of King Willem-Alexander highlighted the Dutch National Day celebration.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Not your usual bridal fair

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THE PENINSULA Manila’s Luxe Wedding Package includes use of a Rolls-Royce limousine.

A wedding here in the Philippines is a full-blown production—hence the growing number of bridal fairs, those one-stop shopping events for everything couples will need on their Big Day.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Australian top chef Greg Doyle in Manila starting Jan. 25


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The Peninsula Manila’s general manager Sonja Vodusek thought the event important enough to go back to work while she was still on holiday. It turns out the holiday was her honeymoon (congratulations!). But being Australian, she felt that she had to be at the hotel’s “Tasting Australia 2013.”

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

Philippine-Italian Association turns 50

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To mark its golden anniversary, the Philippine-Italian Association (PIA) recently hosted an intimate dinner and cultural program at Peninsula Manila for artists and the social set.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Chocolate, cheese and sausages–cheers to the Swiss!


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Switzerland makes some of the world’s best chocolates, and it has the highest per capita rate of chocolate consumption worldwide. It’s also the 10th most peaceful country in the world. Does it follow, then, that chocolate is the key to world peace?

Posted: August 16th, 2012 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Weddings at The Peninsula Manila: Seamless experience–with one unique touch

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Of the chain of Peninsula hotels around the world, The Peninsula Manila has the distinction of hosting the biggest number of wedding receptions in a year—over 140, says general manager Sonja F. Vodusek.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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