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  • Where to eat after Simbang Gabi

    Where to eat after Simbang Gabi

    Borough Pulled pork sandwich Don’t expect typical breakfast fare to come out of Chef Cuit Kaufman’s kitchen. His culinary creativity is too good to be restrained, that’s why it is stamped on Borough’s dishes with items like Banana Amaretto…

  • Inner Circle

    Inner Circle

    Angel Thoughts May we help people to discover the joy of the Christian message: a message of love and mercy. — Pope Francis What do former and the current press secretaries and presidential spokespersons talk about when they get…

  • Cheers to Singapore Airlines!

    Cheers to Singapore Airlines!

    Singapore Airlines is giving its business class travelers a chance to experience an exceptional all-in rate starting from $900. The all-in fares include business class roundtrip airfare, taxes, and surcharges except Philippine travel tax, as well as access to…

Well-being More

  • Healthy Noche Buena treats

    Healthy Noche Buena treats

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With all these parties left and right and overflowing food and drinks, that’s all yours for the taking, who won’t be in a joyful mood? But after all that eating from…

  • Prevent holiday heart attack

    Prevent holiday heart attack

    We have seen an increase in the incidence of heart attacks occurring during this time of the year. Unfortunately it peaks around Christmas and the New Year’s when everyone is enjoying the festivities over rich, sumptuous, and delicious dishes.…

  • Move it!

    Move it!

    December in the Philippines is the season of binge eating.  With parties here and there, and of course the amount of work since it is the end of the year. From a different perspective, it is the suicide month for…

Moms & Kids More

  • So Kim Kardashian cropped her baby’s face…

    So Kim Kardashian cropped her baby’s face…

    Let’s weigh in on this week’s biggest parenting story: the backlash—back, lash, get it—on the maternal ideal that is Kim Kardashian. In the interest of being fair, a quick survey on what you think of Kim Kardashian cropping North…

  • Safe haven

    Safe haven

    I try to keep my home as toxin-free as I possibly can. It’s not that simple though as there are chemicals and nasties in just about everything you surround yourself with. Your family’s exposure to chemicals can come from a multitude of sources—the products you use to…

  • Child’s play

    Child’s play

    How to Style: Keep accessories to the minimum. Pair printed top with plain skirt/pants or vice versa, unless you’re going for shock value. For print+print outfits, make sure you pair prints that have the same color scheme. FLORCORE Why…

Arts & Culture More

  • The ultimate book gift guide for the people in your life

    The ultimate book gift guide for the people in your life

    For the Fashionista Madamoiselle Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History By Rhonda Garelick The newest biography on the most influential female designer of all time charts the rise of Coco Chanel, from her start as an uneducated 19-year-old café…

  • Land of the (green) sun

    Land of the (green) sun

    The older you get, the more reminiscing there is to do. The playing field for comparison becomes hillier; there is context and there are levels, and nobody who is anybody is safe from being whacked by this observational measuring…

  • Project earth

    Project earth

    The country has myriad art festivals left and right, here and there. But this one is something artsy and fueled with heart: Project Bakawan. Don’t take the humble bakawan (mangroves) for granted. They may grow in swamps, but their…

Picture Perfect More

  • Getting Started with Macro Photography Part 11

    Getting Started with Macro Photography Part 11

    Taking macro photography techniques into the extreme is both exciting and frustrating for a newbie. Some of the harder obstacles that will blow your mind are complexity of setting up the gear, lack of knowledge in troubleshooting techniques, and…

  • Online study

    Online study

    Interested in studying photography online for free? The article 5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography by Andrea Clegg on www.lightstalking.com lists the courses as follows:  Practice of Art 8 – University of California, Berkeley, a series of…

  • Sentimental Journey

    Sentimental Journey

    Leslie Chua has this interesting anecdote to say: “One time I was shooting stills for a video production when an old time photographer came up to me. I was not talking much, and he said, ‘I see that your…

Home & Garden More

  • DIY is in their DNA

    DIY is in their DNA

    Some people build their own doghouses or treehouses. Jacob and Melissa Brillhart’s DIY project was a little more elaborate: They hand-built a 1,500-square-foot house. Never again, they insist. Still, one wonders, why do it in the first place? Sure,…

  • The Christmas cactus

    The Christmas cactus

    A plant  that is also popular during Christmas is Schlumbergera or the Christmas cactus. They usually flower in the cool month of December as the plant is exposed to shorter photoperiod of sunlight. There are two recognized species of…

  • Tasty Tabletops

    Tasty Tabletops

    The choice between using a tablecloth or placemats is not necessarily one of convention or degree of formality, but of personal preference and expediency. If you are the proud owner of a highly polished dining table that is the…

Fashion More

  • Style affair

    Style affair

    Everyone who needs a style upgrade usually welcomes opportunities to get one. Guests at this year’s recent two-day Hedgren Style Fair, held at SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall last November 20-21 got the full package from the metro’s top…

  • Model Art

    Model Art

    America’s Next Top Model alum Allison Harvard recently collaborated with clothing brand Bench with the CAT Bench x Allison collection. Allison has previously modeled for the brand in several campaigns such as Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco’s Impalpable…

  • Shopping for fun, by way of the Brits

    Shopping for fun, by way of the Brits

    Studying the layout and merchandise of a Cath Kidston store is an exercise in conscientious visual maximalism. A recent visit to its first Philippine branch, located in the bustling Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, is a case in…

Style Weekend More

  • Versatile chic

    Versatile chic

    Five Designs Atelier founder/designer, and Janilyn head of Research and Development/shoe designer Maxine Santos combines whimsical details and sophisticated pieces that are also functional  I have an appointment with a bride first thing in the morning, together with my…

  • Bodacious beauty

    Bodacious beauty

    Lets face it, Brazilians have proven to be one of the most-coveted beauties in the world, and are the reason why people visit their country (aside from the spectacular beaches). But for Brazilian beauty Daiana Menezes, its the other…

  • High glamour

    High glamour

    The 2013 film adaptation of what is widely considered as American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald greatest work, the 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, follows the high life and exciting times of the main character, mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, played…

Funpage More

  • They Came, They Scored, They Conquered

    They Came, They Scored, They Conquered

    “The player kicked the ball, and scored. The crowd went wild and cheered throughout the game. It was the best game of the player’s life. He was declared the Most Valuable Player and his team was hailed the champion…

  • Leaving on a Jet Plane

    Leaving on a Jet Plane

     Won’t be taking a trip abroad this Christmas break? Here are a few trinkets that’ll inspire you (and, hopefully, your parents) to travel the world. Items are available at The SM Store Comfy Chic Whether you’d be catching a…

  • I want!

    I want!

    Haven’t completed your wish list yet? Here are some items we know you’d want to add. Noel Bazaar is ongoing from December 20, 2014 until December 21, 2014 at Filinvest Tent, Alabang.