Archive for Lifestyle column

When socialite, interior designer, newspaper columnist and triathlete Tessa Prieto Valdes throws a party, you can bet it is a successful one. Her website launch was no different as it was held at the Y2 Residence Hotel in Makati City, this time, with t…

Looking around, it’s amazing to see a world so full of color and life. But all too often, we don’t realize that we are even more colorful and vibrant than the world around us. To say we live rich lives is an understatement; and to say that we are defined by just one color is

IT WAS an exciting Sunday for mall-goers when Watsons launched its summer party last at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. Thank goodness it was a Sunday, so traffic was bearable. The foot traffic inside the mall is a different story. There was a sea of peopl…

SHOEPHORIC, a group of lovely ladies who all have a profound passion for shoes, gathered at Life Sciences at the Fort Bonifacio to start the year with kindred spirits. Shoephoric, a website founded by shoe enthusiast and tech genius Ann Jacobe, has gro…

I AM glad that in the Philippines, there is a hideaway in Tagaytay that offers not just the normal facials and massages, but therapeutic detoxification programs. Nurture Spa, voted by CNN Go as one of the 28 most relaxing spas in the Philippines is the…

I AM privileged to have met countless interesting personalities with the work that I do. On some days, I get to hang with celebrities, politicians, and renowned business people. As much as possible, I try to learn as much as I can from these encounters…

BANGKOK, Thailand was the venue for eyewear enthusiasts and businessmen who carry some of the world’s most luxurious brands in eyewear. De Rigo, an eyewear distributor of top brands like Escada, Lanvin, Chopard, Furla, Ermenegildo Zegna and Police, i…

The year 2012 has been a fantastic year for me. It was a year of being able to check a lot of boxes in my bucket list. Some of which include traveling to Russia with my best friend, living on my own in a foreign country, joining the festivities of the …

I always notice that every Filipino gathering has to have the ubiquitous lumpiang shanghai, barbecue, lechon and sweet Filipino style spaghetti with hotdog and cheese. Anywhere in the world, these four staples show up at get togethers I attend and I ha…

A GOOD night out is a fantastic mix of meeting new friends and having a good time with old friends. I am still reeling from the incredible feeling of having to have witnessed the London Summer Olympics this year, for it was truly a dream come true for …

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