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Lulu Tan Gan’s Second Coming through L Manila

Another article I wrote about Lulu Tan-Gan’s new store, L Manila. This time around, it is published at The Village Gazette. The newly built Greenbelt 5 speaks of modern lifestyle as our enthusiasm for all things luxe revs up. The new go-to place in Makati is the home of hip Filipino craftsmen and artists, alongside […]

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A Visit to Florence’s Home and Life

Here’s another article I wrote about Florence Kho, owner of FurnItalia store, for the January 2008 issue of Forbes in Touch. Home is where one starts from. – T.S. Elliot Most people say that finding one’s character can start by simply observing one’s possessions, like asking someone, “What is it in your bag?” From there […]

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Marga & Bea Valdes: A Myriad Stories in their Bags

This is a repost of an article for Forbes in Touch about the Valdes sisters, which I wrote many years back. Yeah, at some point, I miss writing again. “The business doesn’t work without them. There’s so much emphasis on design,” exclaims Bea Valdes, together with her sister Marga, on a bright, sunny morning in […]

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Bacchus: A Premium Go for Wine this Holiday Season

We are all expecting another round of merrymaking that equally encapsulates all the good things that happened in our lives this year. Apart from creating large food buffets, wines and spirits are definitely not discarded on the shopping list. A search for the best wine in the metro seems to entail tough luck nowadays. Yet […]