More articles about: the good life

 
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These quick and stylish additions will help you transition your regular wardrobe to something more suited for the season.
As Christmas gatherings are beginning to kick off, the need to revamp your wardrobe is imminent, not just for the surge of long-lost relatives and close friends you’re bound to encounter, but for yourself.Charles Hix once said, “Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s ...
 
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Mr. Doodle wants you to take art less seriously.
It’s normal for children to start doodling and display artistic capabilities at an early age, but many of them grow out of these nonsense scribbles and seldom grow up to be professional artists. Sam Cox saw similar beginnings when at the age ...
 
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For starters, good quality and design are aspects they will appreciate.
We all have at least one person in our lives that we never know what to get for Christmas because he or she already seems to have it all. But just like anyone else, these recipients will appreciate any well-designed and novel ...
 
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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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Taking a Rolls-Royce Ghost out for a spin is going to cost you.
Luxury car rentals are usually reserved for formal occasions, such as weddings and debuts. But who's to say you can't be chauffeured around in a Benz or a Ferrari on any given day? For whatever the reason you may need a temporary set ...
 
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Alcohol-free traveling is an emerging trend, but there’s much more to this phenomenon than meets the eye.
You’ve probably gone on at least one trip that revolved around drinking. Your main coordinator from the bunch would probably scout for the best bars, drinks, and clubs at your destination and create a legitimate itinerary around those spots. A pub crawl ...
 
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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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Why exactly did Sukiyabashi Jiro not make the cut for the first time in the list’s 13-year history?
Some gourmand-wannabes and frequent travelers may look to the Michelin Guide as an itinerary drafted for them by restaurant critics, a directory of dining establishments worth their notice. That was its intention when the first guide to France was released over a century ...
 
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Do these popular destinations a favor by NOT visiting them.
Travel has always been the world’s favorite leisure activity. Since 2011, the growth of international travel has steadily outpaced that of the global economy. In fact, 2019 has shown a five percent increase in international tourist arrivals, resulting in a four percent increase ...
 
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Special rates on safaris, cruises, and online hotel bookings await.
While Black Friday sales immediately conjure up images of long lines to designer boutiques and aggressively clicking on online deals, there's another opportunity that people fail to take notice of—travel promotions offered during the weekend. It's the holiday season after all, so ...
 
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Here’s a list of our top picks to save you from racking your brains out when you shop for her.
Once in a while, a 'minimalist’ brand comes along and piques our interest until it fades into the background. Beyond The Vines, however, makes a case for timeless minimalist fashion, not only by veering away from trends but also by offering a ...
 
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Since 1892, Poggenpohl has been revolutionizing the kitchen and today, it finds a permanent home in Makati.
For over 125 years, German-born brand Poggenpohl has been a pioneer in the modern home—and yes, that includes your home, even if you have or have not heard of it yet. Founded by Freidemir Poggenpohl in 1892, the brand has successfully been ...
 
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Over 800 guests attended the double celebration.
As the CATS Group of Companies celebrated two milestones this year, it was only fitting that a two-part affair marked the merriment. On October 28, the CATS Group celebrated its 30th anniversary alongside founder Felix Ang’s 60th birthday at the Grand Hyatt ...
 
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Only 100 sets were produced by British brand Rega Research.
Analog items, including vinyl records and film cameras, have been experiencing a renaissance in recent years. There’s just something irreplaceable about putting on a vinyl record and the delayed gratification of developed film (no matter how the photos turn out to be).Affirming this ...
 
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The luxury conglomerate’s bid has been approved by the American jewelry brand.
Last October, French luxury conglomerate LVMH made a bid to buy American jewelry company Tiffany & Co. for $14.5 billion. That initial bid, however, was rebuffed.Earlier today, various news reports surrounding LVMH’s higher bid swirled, and now, the deal has been officially approved.LVMH will buy ...
 
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For the month of December, diners will get a glass of Champagne and their pick of dishes from the past.
When M. Dining first opened ten years ago—originally as Masseto in Salcedo Village—it was not vying for the reputation of Manila’s top power table, although it already had all the necessary elements to propel it to the short list.  At its unassuming street ...
 
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Conduct dinner parties with ease by designing a sleek living room for all your needs.
Having guests over is a joy, but it’s not fun when everyone’s cramped in the living room, literally rubbing elbows as they talk to one another. If there are no proper tables, the chances of drinks being spilled are also very high. ...
 
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Decades-long correspondences between Fleming and his wife are up for auction next month.
The James Bond character has always been synonymous with enigma and charm. His elusive nature, however, is going to unravel slightly with the revelation that Sotheby’s has to offer. In December, private letters written by Agent 007 creator Ian Fleming to his ...
 
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Help the little guy out while doing your Christmas shopping.
Shopping for gifts in bulk can be stressful, which is why holiday bazaars—our own local version of Christmas markets—are great venues to find everything in one place and get the job done in a day. Fortunately, many of these bazaars are now ...
 
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Sophia Lee’s colorful stories explore what it means to be Filipino.
Serious fiction writers dream of being published internationally. For Filipino author Sophia Lee, that dream is her reality. Lee, who grew up in Manila, has two published books by Scholastic in a span of three years. The first book, What Things Mean, ...
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