Good morning, October!

Good morning October! With the busyness of life, we seemed to have reached the last quarter of 2017 in what seems like nanoseconds. The rapid passage of time is best measured with an elegant Swiss watch, a tiny nod to the inevitability of its onward march. Lucerne, one of the […]

Rustan’s 65th Anniversary

Integrity, quality, dedicated service and passion are some of the key words Rustan’s CEO Zenaida Tantoco shared at the recent celebration of the premier shopping center’s 65th anniversary. Indeed, the name Rustan’s always conjures up images of high quality merchandise, topnotch service and an incomparable, thoroughly delightful in-store experience. From […]

The Well Appointed Life

The world of auctions gets more exciting as the Salcedo Auctions mounts its signature event “The Well Appointed Life” at The Peninsula Manila this weekend. This first-ever, month-long celebration mounted by the pioneer Philippine auction house with co-presentors The Peninsula Manila and Santos Knight Frank began with the unveiling of an […]

Charity is always in fashion

Fashion, in certain voguish circles, is the center of one’s universe. For Kai Lim, LifestyleAsia’s September cover girl, family and fashion are the two heartbeats in her universe. Kai recently flew to New York for the cover shoot, together with LA editor Anna Sobrepeña. She was photographed wearing the couture […]

Fate and Faith – Love in Paris!

Ultimately it was faith and fate that brought the union of Doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho, Jr. to fruition. After 12 years of a relationship that can fill up the storyboard of a dramatic teleserye, the celebrated couple has finally tied the knot in a beautiful and solemn ceremony […]

The Manila Hotel – a good (his)tory

“It’s a good story if it’s Manila Hotel”, once said Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist, short storywriter and journalist. The Manila Hotel, which was built in 1912, is touted as the “Grand Dame” known for its grandeur and history. And throughout the years, its story keeps getting better and better. […]

The city of lights and Love – Paris

Paris is by far the most romantic city in the world. The global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture, Paris is equally beautiful at night when most of its iconic landmarks light up the City of Lights and Love. Lucky to be here twice this year, I was here […]

Happiness and Time – Happy Skin & Swatch

Time can never be reversed, so value every minute. And what better way is there to keep checking the time, than by strapping on a Swatch? I had an advance sneak peek at the pick of the latest Swatch watches at the recent, private, afternoon launch party of the Swatch […]

Important secret of contentment

“For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.” I love this line from the Bible. One of the important secrets of contentment is to realize that we are transient beings with limited time on earth. So we should make the most of our […]