Turn Your Travel Souvenirs Into Home Décor

It might be easier to buy ready-made souvenirs when you’re traveling to your dream destinations but creating something out of keepsakes make them extra special. It can be as simple as buying some textile with a beautiful pattern that reminds you of your island getaway and turning it into a shrug for your couch. Or…

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Where to Find Food that Feels like Home

One of the best things about living in Manila is the wide range of cuisines available at your fingertips. There’s nothing more comforting than the knowledge that your favorite flavors are just a quick walk or ride away. Here are a few groceries and specialty stores worth checking out, whether you’re an expat on the…

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Summer in the City

Summer in the tropics is usually associated with cocktails by the beach, laying out poolside, having dinner al fresco and walking on the sand, barefoot. All the pleasures of the season, however, need not be relegated to beach vacations and out of town holidays. Even city dwellers spending summer in the middle of Manila’s stifling…

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5 Tips on How to Have Tea Like a True Brit

Raising your pinky is a huge no-no, didn’t you know? There’s nothing quite as elegant as the way the British have their tea (We imagine Downton Abbey fans nodding in agreement.). From the tea leaves to the tea cups to the pastries to the stirring, English afternoon tea is certainly a well-kept tradition that’s held…

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Live in Your Dream Destination

Spending your hard-earned cash on experiences is the norm these days, with more and more people booking vacations to try new things and enrich their lives in the process. Unfortunately, due to work demands, family commitments, and other daily responsibilities, embarking on a well-deserved holiday can take months or even years to plan. When you’re…

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Your Guide to the Different NYC Boroughs

Welcome to New York! From its bustling streets to its commanding skyscrapers to its thriving art scene to the finest pizzas, New York City is the urban jungle everyone loves to explore. It’s full of life, light, excitement, and passion—a place where everything and anything can happen. Just ask Alicia Keys or TSwift, who each…

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What Kind of Beach are You?

Find out what beachin’ personality you have. Fact: Summer has officially arrived. Hypothethical Question: If you were a world-famous beach, what kind would you be? Let’s find out by answering this quick and fun personality quiz based on your passions in life. Which of these activities sounds like a perfect day at the beach? A.)…

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The Ultimate QC Food Crawl: Maginhawa X Malingap

Good eats ahead! Breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, merienda, dinner, midnight snack—is this your list of meals on a good day? Pinoys love to eat whenever and wherever there’s good grub. That’s why food parks and food crawls are all the rage in the country! If you’re scouting for the best food crawl destination in Quezon…

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8 Reasons Why It’s More Fun to Retire in the Philippines

Sun, smiles, and sisig! When we think of our retirement, we see ourselves lying on a beach somewhere, sipping piña colada and complaining about the antics of the newest -ennials generation. We imagine ourselves traveling the world, investing in stocks or a business, doing volunteer work, or taking up a new hobby or sport. In…

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6 Coffee Shops in Makati for an Intimate Afternoon Alone

Spend some quality time with yourself In our modern, hyperconnected world, it can be hard to focus on ourselves and get that much-needed alone time. More often than not, choosing solitude over companionship is regarded to be antisocial. But hey, saying no to your friends’ invitation for a Friday night out or a weekend getaway…

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5 Places That are Building Passion for Local Coffee

Find these sustainable homegrown beans in the city! Most adults over 25 who balance nine-to-fives with healthy social lives need coffee to survive. (How else can you function at work so early in the morning?) There’s nothing like the smell of it, the hypnotic sight of the drip, or that golden brown color to perk…

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