Event category archives: The Luxe List

  • 5 Reasons My Fair Lady is Class on Film (and Not as Sexist as You Think)

  • In later years, the 1964 movie musical My Fair Lady’s classic status has been jaded by the film’s central themes of misogyny. But a recent revisiting of the motion picture made us realize that the Audrey Hepburn flick may not be as sexist as you think. As this TIME magazine article put it simply, the film is quite the opposite. Claiming that instead of the film being misogynistic, it’s a film ABOU[...]
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  • This is How Wealthy Richie Rich’s Family Would Be If They Were Real People

  • Richie Rich and his family have been endeared characters by the general public since they were first introduced by creators Alfred Harvey and Warner Kremer through Harvey Comics. First appearing in comic books, they were the most successful series for the company during their glory days from 1950-1982. Christened by pop culture as “the richest kid in the world” or “the poor little rich boy”, Richi[...]
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  • The Future of Design: You Have to See Robbie Antonio's Prefabricated Homes by World Renowned Designers

  • A prefabricated home, dubbed the Butterfly House, designed by French-Brazilian architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc stands inside a large space in the south. Beams surround the home, which features two bedrooms, a living room and kitchen. Light pours in through glass panels. It is intended for a family of three, pre-fabricated according to the sensibilities of de Portzamparc, that is, modern design [...]
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  • Restaurant Recommendations: Jing Ting's Chef Can Make 600 Dumplings in One Hour

  • Jing Ting, a quick and casual dining restaurant specializing in authentic Northern Chinese cuisine, has just opened in City of Dreams Manila. The 92-seater restaurant with an open kitchen complements the diverse mix of the over 20 dining options found within the property. Meaning “little house” or “resting place” inspired by Northern Chinese “Hutongs,” guests can bond together and at the sa[...]
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  • Buy Guide: Delicious Artisan Products from Taste by Grace

  • Five years ago, Grace Baja started her blog The Spoiled Mummy to great success. Today, Grace’s adventures are documented on the site, giving her followers a glimpse of her family life, travels abroad, favorite things and growing business ventures. Grace has always loved food (her Instagram account has recently been recording her adventures in Michelin-starred restaurants), which sparked her love a[...]
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  • Rundown: Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Oktoberfest at Sofitel

  • Ein Prosit! Ein Prosit! Der Gemuglichkeit (a toast, a toast to cheer and good times)! We'll be humming that verse from the famous Oktoberfest anthem all the way till October 6 and 7, when the German Club's 79th Annual Oktoberfest comes to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The best German cuisine, unlimited beer, wild drinking games and special room rates await patrons of the yearly festivity. W[...]
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  • We Rank 6 Beautiful Kitchens in Nancy Meyers' Movies

  • We've all seen a Nancy Meyers movies. The successful female director has been responsible for bringing powerful lady bosses to the silver screen through her romantic comedies Something's Gotta Give, The Intern, and It's Complicated, amongst others. Meyers' exposes the flaws of these woman, making audiences fall in love with their imperfections, challenging the definition of Women's Pictures since [...]
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  • Cute or Not Cute: Have You Seen the Squirrels Around Forbes Park?

  • We ask one of our correspondents in Forbes Park to share her experiences with the squirrels who happen to live in one of Manila's most exclusive subdivisions.  Looking out of my living room while sipping tea from my Royal Doulton tea cup, my peaceful day was disrupted by a dismayed cry from my son, recently home from his riding lesson at the country club. “Mom!” he whined piteously, “the intern[...]
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  • Party Etiquette 101: A List of 18 Do’s and Don’ts for Hosts and their Guests

  • Is it really important to RSVP? Can I wear a t-shirt to a cocktail party? Is Filipino time really that rude? Is it okay to drink till we can’t see straight? We gather 18 important do’s and don’ts that hosts and guests often forget during get togethers. 1 Never ignore an invitation. The term RSVP was invented for a reason. Derived from the French phrase repondez s’il vous plait (“please respond[...]
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  • Luxury Living: Reasons to Live at Horizon Homes

  • With grand units ranging from 250 to 418 square meters, only five units per floor and with dedicated lift lobbies for those with the need for privacy, the advantages of living in this much-coveted location, with its deluxe hotel services has never been more clear. Exclusive amenities for residents include dedicated facilities, from the pool, gym function rooms, and a play room for children. Hom[...]
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