Event category archives: Arts & Culture

  • Grace Baja Successfully Launches her New Artisan Food Line Taste by Grace

  • Grace Baja introduced her new venture Taste by Grace in a 3-day launch at the Artefino Fair. The Spoiled Mummy took on the role of both business owner and sales woman, staying at the bazar from 9 in the morning till closing time to properly introduce her artisan products to the public. Grace’s friends were happy that they were finally able to bring home the delicious hors d’oeuvres she would whip [...]
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  • Reinventing the World in the 2017 Venice Art Biennale

  • The trip to the 57th Venice Art Biennale was off to an interesting start. Seated beside me on board the flight to Italy was Len Zuks, an artist and sculptor from Western Australia. Len was exhibiting at the Palazzo Mora on Strada Nova, where the Philippine pavilion had previously been for two years in a row before moving to Arsenale. The recently retired fitter of the University of Western Austral[...]
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  • A Negros Themed Luncheon at the Home of Nena Tantoco

  • The annual Negros Trade Fair luncheon was launched at the home of proud Negrense Nena Vargas Tantoco at her countryside home Villa Marina in St. Elena Golf and Country Estates. Mrs. Tantoco opened the doors of her home for the private luncheon, where she was able to present and educate the best that Negros has to offer. Food for Thought is the chosen theme for the 32nd annual fair. Bacolod native [...]
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  • Lunch with Madam Bee: A Cooking Class at the Thai Ambassador's Official Residence

  • Invited friends gathered around a kitchen set-up in the official residence, where Madame Bee Upatising was showing how to prepare some of her country’s food. Her attentive audience took down notes, captured the proceedings on video from their phones and sampled the finished pad thai, tom yung and green curry dishes. Vice President Leni Robredo, who enjoys Asian cuisine, was given an apron and a co[...]
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  • Visit This Antique House with a Curious History on Your Next Visit to London

  • On a cobblestone street in the East End of London near Spitalfields Market, lays a red brick terrace home with a black wooden door. The modern city that surrounds it has changed over the centuries, but Dennis Severs’ House on 18 Folgate Street remains untouched, becoming a time capsule to a lost era in London’s unknown, bohemian history. Spittalfields had become a thriving community for art[...]
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  • 10 Art Works to Look Out for at the León Gallery's Upcoming Magnificent September Auction

  • The León Gallery's Magnificent September Auction promises to present an impressive set of art work from the most esteemed names of the Philippine art world. To complement the auction, curators Ramon N. Villegas and Lisa Guerrero Nakpil have conceptualized an exhibit consisting of important pieces from the Philippine Art Gallery (PAG), which have all been acquired from the impressive estate of Mr. [...]
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  • Elizabeth Taylor and Bulgari: A Love Story

  • “I introduced Liz to beer, she introduced me to Bulgari,” Richard Burton famously said during the filming of Cleopatra in 1963 in Italy. Elizabeth Taylor’s love affair with jewelry was no surprise to the world. She famously changed diamonds necklaces faster than she changed husbands. Burton (whom she married twice in a decade’s long turbulent affair) showered her in jewels for no occasions. He[...]
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  • Anatolian Cuisine at Flame: Cross Cultures by Cheryl Tiu

  • The food in Flame has made the 16th floor of Discovery Primea a new favorite destination for lunch and dinner. General manager David Pardo de Ayala’s background as a chef and executive chef Luis Chikiamco’s culinary skills were contributing substantially to the consistent quality of the restaurant in the five-star hotel. The specialty of the house is modern European with Asian influences, making i[...]
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  • 3 New Pieces from Hugo Boss Menswear That Will Have You Feeling Like James Bond

  • The new Hugo Boss BOSS Menswear Fall-Winter 2017 collection focuses on the gentleman world traveler. Functional and wearable, BOSS Menswear is tailored for the man ready to take on the world. Classic silhouettes from the 80s and 90s are mixed with modern cuts, valueing Hugo Boss’ history with fine tailoring—precise cuts and construction, fine details, and innovative fabrics is the collection’s top[...]
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  • Gloria Vanderbilt Has a Cooler Instagram Than You: The Resurgence of a Socialite

  • New York socialite Gloria Vanderbilt is no stranger to the press and media. As early as her youth in the 1930s, her name appeared all over the world’s leading newspapers, when her mother Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt and paternal aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney battled in court for custody over the infant and her $5 million-dollar trust fund (worth approximately $68 million in today’s dollars). He[...]
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