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Make it a worthwhile staycation.
Being left in Manila while others fly out for the holidays need not be boring. The metro isn’t all that bad and when you consider the ease of getting around without the traffic, you’ll find that there’s so much to look forward ...
 
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You need some me time.
We still have two months left in 2019, but it never hurts to plan your 2020 ahead. As it turns out, the upcoming year is full of long weekends and holidays, which means you have a ton of opportunities for an extended ...
 
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Not all holidays are created equal—it’s all in the pay.
The other day, people got disappointed when they learned that November 1 is going to be a no work, no pay holiday. In the Philippines, there are only two kinds of holidays: regular holidays, and special non-working holidays. What’s the difference between ...
 
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A local store is already selling Christmas decor.
Just when we think that we’re the country craziest about Christmas for celebrating it as early as September, a nation from the other side of the world beats us to it. Brown Thomas—a chain of upscale lifestyle stores located in Dublin, Cork, and Limerick ...
 
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"Some I adore, others I like, and a few I don’t really need—but what matters most is that I was remembered by the people I love."
My Truly Rich Sister is very obsessive about folding paper, so the detritus of Christmas (the mess of wrappers, ribbons, and sticky tape) has been cleared away and the only thing that remains is the bounty of stuff.I’ve only surveyed my stash ...
 
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These billionaires are no Scrooges, they have the Christmas spirit.
In the spirit of Christmas, the Philippines’ biggest tycoons gamely participated in a music video, Happy Christmas by John Lennon.Included in the video are Lance Gokongwei and his sisters Robina Pe and Lisa Cheng, brothers Jaime Augusto Zobel and Fernando Zobel, Ricky ...
 
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Your guide to the best outfits that will set you apart from the rest.
Christmas time is usually when we dust off our best outfits—but dressing in the usual red and green color combination will eventually get dull. Looking for Christmas party outfit ideas? Here are 12 unique and non-traditional looks:Sweaters are a great and easy ...
 
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These jars of gourmet goodness will add joy to your holiday table.
Need a gift for a fellow foodie? Or perhaps some new options for easy pop-and-serve appetizers for those last minute festive gatherings? These 13 jars of gourmet goodness will add joy to your holiday table.One of our favorite new additions to the ...
 
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Sit down for a family meeting and establish these rules from the Truly Rich Lady for a tolerable vacation.
Because we work so very hard and see so little of each other, family vacations are absolutely sacred to the Truly Rich Lady.This is why I am not afraid to break a few eggs whenever I am appointed as the HCIC or ...
 
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There's nothing quite like a festive serving of turkey to top off your holiday dinner.
Roast pig and, in some cases, a leg of jamon may be the usual centerpiece to a holiday spread but the healthier option would be turkey. Aside from Thanksgiving, turkey also works as a special treat during Christmas. A number of the ...
 
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Ditch the traffic and the long-haul flights and create wonderful family memories.
The holidays are a time to create wonderful memories. But if you’re not too keen on flying miles away, then a staycation may be the perfect way to relax this season. Minus long-haul flights to far-flung destinations, a staycation won’t leave you ...
 
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Bienvenido Tantoco's gesture is a lesson in thoughtfulness for us all.
Christmas has always been a time of giving. Whether it be a present large or small, the spirit of kindness has the ability to make a difference. Such was the thought of Rustan’s co-founder Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr.—or Lolo Benny, as he is fondly ...
 
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Unconventional gifts for people who have more than they need.
It's that stressful time of year for holiday shopping and gift giving. For those at a loss on what to give people who have everything, here’s a guide.JOIN NOW Price unavailableA membership in the club that "serves to organize, encourage and support ...
 
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Adding a grazing table to your spread will turn your party into a feast.
If you're looking to add an extra special touch to your holiday spread, why not start with a grazing table? Here, the most lavish grazing tables that are as good as they look.A post shared by Gourmandise By Sunshine (@gourmandisebysunshine) on Nov ...
 
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Costume cues from Erwan Heussaff, Joe, Jonas, Neal Patrick Harris, Jay-Z, and more.
Some of us take Halloween seriously. If you're one of those people, then we're sure you've already commissioned your costume for this year's parties. If you're like the rest of us casuals, then you're probably sweating buckets trying to piece together something ...
 
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Where to go for the freshest produce, tastiest cheese and charcuterie, richest chocolates, and delectable cakes.
THE CHEESEMONGER'S TABLEThere are few joys in life greater than feasting on a smorgasbord of cheese offered with all of the frills.Clockwise from left: Messias 10 year-old port, Terry Selection, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, 843.8897.Le Beffroi mimolette, Wine Depot, 217 Nicanor ...
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