Gifts for the Graduates of 2017

March 8, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

It’s that time of year when men and women finally get to receive their hard-earned diplomas and take what they learned and finally apply it in the real world (or so we hope). Our graduates make us proud and they deserve to celebrate this milestone in their lives. Gift them […]


Viajecito: Made Especially For Your Weekends

February 13, 2017 7:00 pm by Katrina Castaneda

Living in the tropics, one can never have enough of the sea, sand and sun. The bipolar weather that we’ve already gotten used to gives us no excuse to look and feel dull so the search for something bright and light to make us feel a little closer to the […]


Jacinto & Lirio: Making Indigenous Look Sexy

February 7, 2017 12:00 am by Katrina Castaneda

J&L was part of our top picks for Gift Ideas for Moms and Dads last December as the team found it very useful yet appealing. Aside from planners, the brand also has other items to offer that takes inspiration from the environment. “We thought of the idea of using Philippine indigenous […]


Wear Your Culture with Shoes by Kai

January 29, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

If there’s one thing that all women will agree on, it’s that we can never have enough shoes. Women’s shoes come in many forms – boots, heels, wedges, sneakers, flats, sandals – I could go on and on. Unfortunately, all we see nowadays are those big brands in malls and department […]


8 Reasons Why Every “Millennial” Should Own an AKABA Bag

January 28, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

Whether you identify yourself as a millennial, ‘kind of’ a millennial, a Gen X-er who’s ‘feeling millennial’, or are in denial and will refuse to be categorized as such, here are eight reasons why Taste.Company recommends you to get an AKABA bag. Millennial. THAT term. Much has been said about […]


Obrano: A Piece of Heritage in Our Pockets

January 23, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

If you were asked to pick between leather and weaves, which one would you go for? Leather has always been known as a premium item – it is durable, flexible, and can be used for clothing, furniture covers, bookbinding, accessories, and more. Weaves, on the other hand, are the result […]


Vesti PH: Introducing the Best Hand-Woven Fabrics of the Philippines to the World

January 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

By incorporating Mindanao-sourced woven fabrics in their bags, Vesti shows us how some of the best Filipino fabrics can be brought (and literally hand-carried!) anywhere in the world  “Dedicated to directly working with Mindanao weavers in the Philippines to exit poverty, Vesti promotes local hand-woven fabrics combined with high-quality craftsmanship […]


Yakang Yaka Barter: Made with Love and Loom

January 16, 2017 1:51 am by Vicki Abary

The first time I got acquainted with Yakang Yaka Barter was on a trip to the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in Puerto Galera, Mindoro in 2015. I ran into Kelly Mortensen as we were having our bags checked by security. “I love your bags! Where did you get them?” […]


PIOPIO: Wear Your Fili-philia on Your Sleeve

January 5, 2017 1:00 am by Gabriella Galvez

Inabel tunics, T’nalak clutches, tikog backpacks, gladiator sandals woven by the Mangyan in Mindoro—these are only a few of the Fili-philiac finds at the PIOPIO pop-up store in Greenbelt 5. Gone are the days when “high-quality local goods” could’ve been an oxymoronic phrase. Social media has been bountiful for local […]


Empowering Women: Olivia & Diego

January 4, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

It’s no secret that women love jewelry. There’s a reason why the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” was written. Jewelry comes in many shapes, styles, and sizes that can suit every personality. It can make or break an outfit and can give a woman that extra boost of […]