August 11, 2016

First dates: 8 tips to make great first impressions

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By BIANCA VALERIO I’ve always believed that going on first dates is pretty much like going to a job interview. Crass? Maybe. But if we dress for the roles we wish to claim in life like our dream job, then it’s only fitting (no pun intended) to dress for our dream partner. Indeed, it is Continue Reading

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August 9, 2016

Kits to Success: Beauty essential tips from women of success



By GIANCARLO LUIGI ROJAS and GREGGY V. VERA CRUZ  Precisely which items are essential for traveling in style? Is it the everyday essentials? Or perhaps, the pretty little things (or jewelry) that can be worn from Manila to any destination? Let’s hear it from these stylish ladies on-the-go, as they name items they just can’t Continue Reading


May 20, 2016

Bridal Bustle: Advice for the Entourage and Brides-To-Be



With It girls Belle Daza, Georgina Wilson and Solen Heussaff getting married this year (Georgina’s already exchanged “I do’s”, and Solenn gets married on the 21st!), it might come to no surprise that their legions of fans and other young wome  have fantasized about their big days too. Whether you’re attending a wedding,  a friend of the Continue Reading


March 13, 2016

Couture for a Cause


The Makati Shangri-La, Manila’s grand ballroom was the setting recently for the 12th Annual Best Dressed Women of the Philippines Awards Ball. Since its inception, the charity event has raised millions of pesos for the Philippine Cancer Society’s various programs.According to Angola Consul Helen Ong, the event’s chairperson, “ In 2015, the first PCS mobile clinic Continue Reading


March 4, 2016

BEAUTY FIX: Looks Like We Made It!

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By BIANCA VALERIO  | These days, no one can doubt the importance of multi-tasking. In fact, it’s almost expected of everyone that it’s become the norm. However, just because one can juggle tasks like a boss, doesn’t mean that one always looks great while doing them. The term “hot mess” may sound, well, hot, but looking Continue Reading


March 2, 2016

PUBLISHER’S GALLERY: Julian Ongpin Opens Art Gallery for Young Artists


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By BABE ROMUALDEZ | The Ongpin heir apparent, Julian Ongpin, opened the Julian Ongpin Young Artists (JOYA) gallery at Alphaland Makati Place, with celebrities such as Heart Evangelista gracing the launch. The brainchild of Roberto Ongpin’s younger son Julian, the gallery will provide a venue for showcasing the works of emerging international and local artists. Continue Reading


February 23, 2016

SM Marks 30 Fruitful Years  


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By BABE ROMUALDEZ SM Supermalls celebrated its 30th anniversary by holding the very first “Partners Summit” at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, capping the two-day event with a gala night. (SM Supermalls SVP Steven Tan thanks the loyal partners of SM) Top businessmen and CEOs from over Continue Reading


February 17, 2016

The Ultimate Life Hacks



By BIANCA VALERIO Multi-billion dollar mogul Sir Richard Branson was recently quoted that these days, “the greatest luxury is time.” Everyday stress continues to pile up, and many times, this so-called “stress” is self-imposed by people who desire more and more out of life. The question is: have you been living a life of quality Continue Reading

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February 5, 2016

China in Two Flavor Profiles

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By Sylvia Reynoso Gala |   Liven up the Chinese New Year with these wonderful finds from some of Manila’s finest restaurants. Gong Xi Fa Chai! Cantonese cuisine at Red Lantern Take Solaire Hotel and Casino’s Red Lantern restaurant. Their hugely popular dim sum buffet, for instance, trots out the dumpling flavors we know by heart—from Continue Reading