Entries by Maricel Yasona

Bea Valdes creates ‘Sibol’ for homeowners of Aurelia Residences

Designer Bea Valdes, known for her contemporary collections of bags, jewelry and home décor, has long been fascinated with Filipino craftsmanship. Globally renowned for her inspired use of natural materials, her works are proudly Filipino, infusing local artistry and aesthetics into world-class luxe items that have garnered a nod from international publications such as Vogue […]

Motif Studio opens its doors for collaborations

In the decades of old, office spaces were designed using cubicles, separating the bosses from the staff, and the employees from one another. Today, more and more companies and offices are changing gears into what is now called a collaborative working environment — integrating millennial design and aesthetics: modern with clean lines but with an […]

Lamudi to host housing fair for OFWs

Philippine property seekers and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are encouraged to mark their calendars for the upcoming Lamudi Housing Fair in Mall of Asia (MOA) happening tomorrow, Dec. 14. As the last leg of the housing fair series by the leading real estate platform Lamudi, the one-day fair will gather some of the most trusted […]

The act of giving back to the community

Giving back to the community is among the most important and honorable things one can do. It’s a rewarding and fulfilling contribution whether you are volunteering or donating. As the Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, Wilcon Depot has set its corporate social responsibility through a partnership with Grohe, a leading global brand […]

Acienda Designer Outlet fetes bargain shoppers via Acienda Fest

The south’s premier shopping haven, Acienda Designer Outlet, turned into a lively concert ground as it recently celebrated its first anniversary bash last Oct. 26. The crowd at Acienda Designer Outlet (ADO) gathered from different parts of the southern region and from Metro Manila to see the biggest names in Pinoy Rock belt it out […]

Home essentials for holiday entertaining

Having the longest Christmas season in the world, Filipinos celebrate the holidays starting “ber” months. When September arrived, Christmassy vibe was already around the corner. We began to hear Christmas songs in different households, shopping establishments, parks, and other places. Streets and houses are filled with Christmas trees, blinking lights, and the Filipinos’ popular Christmas […]

Feel the magic and Cheer of Christmas in these malls

Christmas has always been a special time for Filipinos. We are known for celebrating the Yuletide season at the start of the –ber months. In fact, the first to put out decorations and play Christmas carols are the many shopping malls scattered all over the metro. Malls have become part of the modern Filipino culture. […]

A British celebration for The Estate Makati

SMDC and Federal Land, Inc. recently held a thanksgiving reception for their investors and buyers to celebrate The Estate Makati, the joint venture ultra-luxurious high-rise development on Ayala Avenue. The 60-floor, 188-residential unit tower is designed by the award-winning British architectural firm Foster + Partners, whose previous projects include the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking […]