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Tears, souvenir photos as Mandarin closes shop

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The jovial mood and frenzied rush to take selfies and group photos quickly turned teary and emotional as Torsten van Dullemen stood at the center of the Mandarin Oriental Manila (MOM) lobby at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Estillo artists exhibit works at Erehwon Center in QC

Some of the Estillo exhibiting artists pose in front of their works exhibited in Erehwon Center for the Arts in Quezon City.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Fifteen artists who are members of the Estillo Art Group are currently exhibiting their works at Erehwon Center for the Arts in Quezon City. Joining them is Filipino-Australian guest artist Benild Abigan, whose exhibited acrylic/charcoal “Memoir of Malee…the Ancient Remedy” depicts his psychic sensitivity that shows in his other works.

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

BGC as ‘gimik’ place: Dance music, R&B thrive at Jill’s

THE FACADE of Jill’s, one of the first clubs to open at The Fort Strip in BGC. PHOTO BY POCHOLO CONCEPCION

What was once part of a somber military camp—where the likes of Ninoy Aquino, Serge Osmeña and Geny Lopez were once imprisoned—is now a vibrant “gimik” place called Bonifacio Global City (or BGC) in Taguig.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Love in different tongues

ROMAN Mato Cruz, Tata Poblador, Joanna de Asis-Benitez, Dr. Verm Verhallo, Amando Doronila. PHOTO BY POCHOLOCONCEPCION

Conspiracy Garden Café (59 Visayas Ave., Project 6, Quezon City) is the offshoot of an idea that musicians can open and operate their own venue for live performances.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A home or a gallery–or both?


How we should view art, everyday objects and space beyond the norm is the design premise of the new Artlab of artists and provocateurs Cesare and Jean Marie Syjuco.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »