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Looking to grow your own vintage watch collection? Start with these classic picks.
The territory of luxury watches comes off as a bit intimidating for people who aren’t familiar with the art of horology. There are too many technical terms to understand and so many brands to get acquainted with. And, it gets even more ...
 
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It’s 1,400 square meters of pure luxury.
Okada Manila is one of Asia’s largest ultra luxury integrated resorts, and its latest concept proves just why it deserves that title. Introducing Villa El Nido: the most opulent suite on Okada’s property. It’s 1,400 square meters of pure luxury, designed for celebrities, ...
 
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There’s a piece for every kind of personality.
If you’ve ever bought jewelry for your girlfriend, then you can probably attest to the task’s difficulty. Not only are there many options on the market to choose from, but you also have to consider your girlfriend’s preferences, and those things are ...
 
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‘His and hers’ watches that will stand the test of time.
Shopping shouldn’t be confined by gender categories, and this applies to shopping for luxury watches, too. Whether you’re searching for a timepiece to own or a gift to give this holiday season, there are plenty of options in the market that will satisfy anyone’s ...
 
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The view is spectacular!
Mount Pinatubo garnered the attention of the country during its tragic eruption in 1991. The effects of the eruption were unfortunately compounded by the accompanying monsoon, Typhoon Yunya. After the ashfall, the area experienced a rebirth, with the Aeta community being granted the Certificate ...
 
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We secretly want some of them. Just for kicks.
We’re all for well-made designer handbags or snazzy leather shoes, but random designer objects? We’d have to think twice since you could snap up the same thing at a fraction of the price elsewhere. For the filthy rich among us, however, money ...
 
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A match made in Italian fashion heaven.
Luxury car brand Ferrari isn’t worried about its financial statements—not recently, that is. Last November 4, the company announced that it had experienced a “solid third quarter in all metrics” (from shipment quantity, net revenue, and adjusted earnings). The company also unveiled ...
 
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We get to the bottom of it.
Watch enthusiasts will agree that a well-crafted timepiece is more than just a necessity. It's an investment that's meant to last a lifetime, as long as it is properly handled and maintained. When it comes to automatic watches, however, there are quite a number of ...
 
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Think twice about tossing out that airline ticket.
After landing from a flight and queueing one’s way past the immigration desks, it’s typical for many passengers to just toss out their boarding passes. Few flyers know that that airline ticket can do more than just grant plane access. For some ...
 
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And they come with a glossy gray box.
Since its inception in 1895, Italian menswear brand Berluti has been crafting fine clothing and luxury goods that uphold its leathermaking heritage. Unbeknownst to many, the LVMH-owned brand also takes pride in another kind of craftsmanship that other brands might overlook: making playing ...
 
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They fetched at least $4,000,000.
Modern-day auctioneering has a long history that dates back to the 16th century when the word first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary; however, it was a century later that the world’s most popular auction houses were born. Although the lots auctioned ...
 
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These are some of its best features.
While some smartphone-holders contemplate whether to trade in their phones for the latest model after the end of their two-year contract, others are thinking of investing in a tablet to keep them company during a long flight or to devour e-books on. ...
 
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Don't know where to start when shopping at Real Food? Bea Lhuillier, Katrina Mañosa, Honey Almedral, and Nicole Fandiño make your decisions easier with their list of top picks.
Real Food has become the city’s premier health food emporium for fresh produce and grocery items. This modern-day green-grocer is the brainchild of Nicole Fandiño, whose constant search for an easier way to shop for healthier food options for her family led ...
 
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It’s never a dull moment with your family, but that doesn’t mean you should succumb to becoming the entertainment.
Kiki Mountenpousse (obviously, not her real name) called me over the weekend to talk about the latest scandal to hit Manila.“Tsih-tsih, did you hear? The Woman of the Old Man made a fool of herself at the funeral of her grandfather.“As per ...
 
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Manila’s top jewelers talk to us about what it takes to repurpose cherished heirlooms.
In French, the bijoux de remploi is the ingenious art of finding ‘diamonds in the rough’ among one’s vintage treasures and making them completely new. The metamorphosis is often quite striking when heirloom baubles get primped and preened into contemporary classics that ...
 
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Launched in 1901, the original Mercedes 35 HP marked the new age of automobiles.
The future of Mercedes-Benz is a look back at its storied history, as the luxury car manufacturer has just released a futuristic reboot of the first modern vehicle with a flat design, the Mercedes 35 HP.Doing away with any carriage-like features, the ...
 
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Atlantis’ 20th anniversary season-ender is unexpectedly relevant.
For a thriller set in Victorian England, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd—The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is remarkably Filipino. There is, for instance, the antagonist Judge Turpin: A pious authority figure who combines the very worst of both Padres ...
 
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When it comes to putting together an ensemble, the DOT secretary proudly shows off her roots.
As secretary of the Department of Tourism, one may expect Berna Romulo Puyat to naturally promote all things proudly Filipino, from provincial delicacies to off-beat destinations. Having once been appointed undersecretary for special concerns at the Department of Agriculture, Puyat has long ...
 
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From fabulous vintage-inspired diamonds to statement-making gemstones, here are contemporary alternatives for declaring your modern love.
With weddings as one of the oldest traditions in society, it’s no wonder that people subscribe to what that tradition entails—perhaps even down to the engagement ring’s design. One often thinks of a single stone on a simple band, with more extravagant ...
 
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Isabel Palabyab, a doctor, and Chris Imperial, a businessman, exchanged binding marital vows before an altar of a Spanish chapel in September.
Isabel Palabyab, a doctor, and Chris Imperial, a businessman working in the trading and distribution industry, exchanged binding marital vows before an altar of a Spanish chapel in September. This was the culmination of a three-day celebration in Malaga, Spain, where family ...
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