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A Day in LiO: El Nido’s Newest Eco-Tourism Estate

June 23, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Having been to El Nido, Palawan around four times in the past six years has shown how quickly the landscape has changed, and from my recent visits in the past few months, it’s becoming apparent that these changes aren’t stopping any time soon. One of the changes in El Nido’s […]

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Purposeful Gifting with Winsome Boxes

June 20, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

There’s no doubt that gift-giving is a surefire way to create, foster, and strengthen meaningful personal and professional relationships. While finding and receiving the perfect gift can be exciting—there are moments when even the most well-meaning individuals could end up giving whatever is readily available, due to time or resource […]

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16 Wedding Giveaways Your Guests Will Love

May 31, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

As weddings become more and more contemporary, so do couples become more creative at coming up with what to give to their entourage and guests. Gone are the glass figurines and beer cozies stamped with the couple’s name and wedding date—we’ve come up with a shortlist for 16 customizable wedding […]

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Swimsuit Shopping Made Easy with SOS’s Anne Bella Arguelles

May 14, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

  To live in the tropics is to be blessed with an overabundance of sun, meaning swimsuit season can run practically the whole year. While all styles look cute enough to wear as they hang waiting on store racks, deciding which one(s) to try on and eventually buy can take […]

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5 Seafood Dishes That Will Have You Hooked on HOOK by Todd English

May 11, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

You know it’s Lent when restaurants start scrambling to offer seafood dishes on their menus in preparation for multiple requests from diners to “cut the meat” till Easter Sunday. But after taking a glance at the menu at HOOK by Todd English, you’ll be wishing Lent were all year round. […]

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10 Special Places To Celebrate Mother’s Day

May 9, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Mothers do more work than they are thanked for, and while it might take becoming one to understand yours completely, all it takes is a little empathy (and research) to find out how exactly to make your mom (or wife) feel like she’s number one, especially on a day that’s […]

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Take Your Taste Buds Around the World in Poblacion, Makati

April 25, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

With Maginhawa in the North, Kapitolyo in the East, and Aguirre reppin’ the far South, Makati in the West is not left behind with its own little nook of good, cheap eats. Wittingly christened “Williams-burgos” by some of its residents, Barangay Poblacion may be widely known as Makati’s Red Light […]

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Tanjong Katong / Joo Chiat: Singapore’s Peranakan Neighborhood

April 20, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

“Going around Singapore is like walking through a duty-free store,” said a long-time resident and friend. Upon closer inspection, however, there is much more to the little city-state than Orchard Road’s luxury stores that have infamously rubbed many a credit card strip and chip raw. Recently, the opportunity to stay […]

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5 Looks for Summery Eyes by Eye of Horus

April 15, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Summer’s great and all, but when it comes to tropical places like ours, when the heat is on, let’s face it: there are just some beauty products that are best left untouched when the summer sun comes out in full force (like mascara!) So what do you do to weather-proof […]

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Why You Can’t Miss MUNI Market 2017

March 27, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Muni. This Tagalog word, when used, evokes a daydream-like scene, where the subject is found seated, or in stillness, with glazed or unfocused eyes that are directed toward a far-off space. From a third person’s POV, you can see that while the subject is physically present, their thoughts are obviously […]