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Vask at The Maya Kitchen

CHEF José Luis Gonzalez

Regional cuisines from the Basque Country and the North of Spain take center stage on March 15, Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., as chef José Luis Gonzalez of Vask visits The Maya Kitchen.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Leather unlike any other

LEATHER outerwear by Loewe

One touch tells a story. That’s the dictum at Loewe, the 167-year-old luxury leathergoods company, which is making a comeback in the Philippines after years of absence.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Culinary event in Spain is a dream come true for any foodie


Madrid fusion is an annual event celebrating all things culinary about Spain. The best chefs of that country get together for what’s new, what’s in and what’s hot in the Spanish gastronomic scene.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Las Piñas Bamboo Organ festival features Spain’s Golden Age

The famous organ

It was almost four decades ago, in May 1975, when residents of Las Piñas started to celebrate the International Bamboo Organ Festival.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Having my fill of paella in the Land of Paella


The first time I traveled to Paris, it took about 26 hours with five or six stops to get to the destination. Very tiring.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Hidden corners of the world

Street shopping; Vietnamese fried crab spring rolls; tote bag from Orange; street food

Favorite spots: “Ta Hien Street in Hoan Kiem District (where backpackers hang out for Vietnamese draft beer ‘bia hoi’); Ly Quoc Su Street, also in Hoan Kiem District, for good Vietnamese food; and Quang An Street in Tay Ho District for refreshing afternoon drinks with a beautiful view of West Lake.”

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton–why they’re gaga over this Spanish jewelry house

PEACOCK-INSPIRED necklace and Aqua ring of white gold and diamonds

They were panthers, a stunning white gold pair studded with tiny diamonds, their miniature paws clinging to their owner’s earlobes.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Spanish Catholics angered by ‘defecating’ Virgin figurines


Spanish Roman Catholics have condemned as “grotesque” figurines of a revered Virgin Mary depicted in the act of defecating.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spain exploring ways to help PH rebuild Spanish-era churches

LOBOC Church in Bohol before (inset) and after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province. Photo by MARIANNE BERMUDEZ and NHCP

The Spanish Embassy in Manila is exploring ways to help the Philippines reconstruct Spanish-era churches that have been destroyed or damaged in a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Central Visayas on Tuesday.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Why Maricris Zobel and Valeria Aboitiz decided to bring in Hola!

HOLA! Philippines principal Maricris Cardenas Zobel and editor in chief Jose Mari Ugarte flank cover girl Jasmine Curtis Smith

If any more proof was needed that the country has arrived and is now part of the inner circle, consider the recent launch of Hola! Philippines.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Berlin, Prague, Vienna: Far from the beaten European path


For my two-month tour of Europe with my siblings, I had really wanted to go Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Travelers may not gravitate toward these places as much as they do the more well-known ones such as Spain and France, but we decided to add Berlin, Prague and Vienna to our itinerary, and we are glad we did.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

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