First Fundador concept store opens in McKinley

SPAIN’S largest and oldest brandy company in the Philippines, Fundador, recently launched a first-of-its-kind concept store at the Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley...

Zsa Zsa Padilla shares stage with daughters in a Mother’s Day...

Story & photo by Pauline Joy M. Gutierrez THE Divine Diva, also known as Zsa Zsa Padilla, is set to stage an intimate concert with...

The ‘strong’ parent

LAST week I shared my learnings from the book Raising Accountable Kids by John G. Miller and Karen G. Miller. Under Chapter 17, there...

Good-bye, Winnie the Pooh

A FATHER and his son are walking from the woods to their home. The father has expressed regret for writing a book that destroyed...

How Facebook ads target you

NEW YORK—If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could. Trying to pitch...

Pup prepares to take over for longtime Corvallis therapy dog

CORVALLIS, Oregon—Most people preparing to retire have a few mementos they’ve acquired over the years. But retiring Corvallis therapy dog Dustee has four or five...

In age of #MeToo, can there be forgiveness, second chances?

IF a man abuses his coworkers and apologizes, should he be forgiven? What about a man who sexually assaults a stranger asleep in bed?...

Blind Spot

JUST A LOVETEAM SO the two young stars are being built-up by their home studio. The thing is they’re being promoted as a loveteam, which...

To ever-lasting excellence and reminding everyone who’s boss

THE innate sense of humor of Filipinos and the character limit of Twitter are a match made in social-media heaven, a pairing that, for...

Architectural Digest Show: Calm, cool and collected décor

By Kim Cook  |  The Associated Press NEW YORK—This month’s Architectural Digest Design Show offered winter-weary attendees a breath of fresh air with many design...

In a close race, ‘Rampage’ takes No. 1 from ‘A Quiet...

By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for Rampage—but just...

‘Nasaan Si Jonas Burgos?’ takes center stage in Reb Belleza’s show

‘Aktibista lang po ako! Aktibista lang po ako!” were the last words of Jonas Burgos uttered before he was lost to the world. In...

Reynier Abello: The reductionist designer

SIX years ago Reynier Abello left Cebu and moved to Phnom Penh to work as an events and entertainment executive for the biggest casino...

As royal wedding nears, brands benefit from ‘Meghan effect’

By Danica Kirka | The Associated Press LONDON—Canadian fashion designer Bojana Sentaler stared at her computer screen on Christmas Day to see if Meghan Markle...

Barbie Forteza is on the right track

Barbie Forteza has gone a long way in local tinseltown. Her metamorphosis into a fine actor is one that we’re watching from the sidelines,...

New antiaging power duo from Murad

WHAT are retinols, retinoids and tretinoin? Are they similar? Retinol, a form of retinoid, is a type of vitamin A. Tretinoin is also a form...

Dwayne Johnson is on a ‘Rampage’

AFTER a steady hot streak at the worldwide box office (Moana, The Fate of the Furious, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), global icon Dwayne...

Old and new wedding traditions

SO my niece Boo-Boo finally got hitched to her Mr. Right in her dream destination—Boracay Island. It was my first time to attend a wedding...

A timeless Constant presence

ON February 26, Frederique Constant officially launched its newest Philippine boutique at The Podium in Mandaluyong City. Special guests, friends and the media gathered...

Mike de Leon returns with ‘Citizen Jake’

YOU can never lock-in director Mike de Leon as a one-genre wonder. His body of work spans a lot of them, from romance/coming of...