Lifestyle Asia

Lifestyle Asia

July 2021

The greatest luxury in the world is being able to do what your heart sets out to do, to pursue your passions unbridled, free from constraints of obligation. Indeed you feel the richest when you are able to march to the beat of your own drum and live life on your own terms. Lifestyle Asia highlights these inspiring, powerful and relevant beacons of the Philippine Society who live life exactly how they envisioned it to be, enriching their lives, the life of others, and through their own accord the world we live in.

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1 min.
the great outdoors

CHERYL TIU One of the iconic sites in Charleston, Rainbow Row is a series of pastel-hued historic homes dating back to the 18th century. Visitors flock to this most photographed landmark, and Tiu didn’t miss such an opportunity. LORALEE BARON-SOONG Together with her twins Gabbie and Noelle, Baron-Soong went on a trip to Napa Valley, California. With good friend Mago Oben and her twin daughters Martina and Lucia, the pair of mother-daughters biked around and had an al fresco lunch at Bistro Don Giovanni. KRISKA PONCE ENRILE One of the largest cathedrals in the world, the Duomo Di Milano took nearly six centuries to complete. With carved statues reaching the ceiling, long marble columns depicting religious scenes, and beautiful stained glass windows, it is impossible not to be in awe of its Gothic architecture—the same…

4 min.
nurturing a culture of love

As a fitness enthusiast, Isabelle Daza is known to engage in high-intensity workouts. Yet she knows these must be taken down a notch upon reaching motherhood. Since giving birth to sons Balthazar and Valentin with husband Adrien Semblat, she keeps her workout routine light and condensed. “I have to be thinking of my children,” she shares. From reaching her goal of walking 8,000 steps a day, doing lightweights, pilates, to postnatal yoga, she never stops keeping fit, even when it is a slow journey. What matters the most is she commits to it, all the while being hands-on with her family and work. NEW STAGE IN LIFE The life of the actress turned entrepreneur naturally changed when she became a parent. While she loves it, she admits it is a challenge, especially when the…

4 min.
green living

Juana Yupangco and her husband Rick decided to go on a plant-based diet four years ago. “The family did it to support him as he had high cholesterol. Going on a plant-based diet is the best way to keep it in check,” she shares. Living with a mind for health and wellness, a trait that Yupangco got from her parents, is what pushed her to launch Mesa ni Misis in 2017. The organization, according to its website, promotes the benefits of local vegetables by creating delicious, affordable recipes for the family. “We believe that food can heal, and good health is affordable, making use of vegetables that are available in local markets,” Yupangco says. However, there are many misconceptions that surround the concept of plant-based eating, which Yupangco is happy to clarify. PLANT-BASED VS…

4 min.
damage control

Skin aging is a culmination of genetic and environmental factors and is largely influenced by the cumulative damage from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The structural integrity of the skin is formed primarily by collagen. UV radiation exposure can induce tremendous insult to the skin through various mechanisms. One understood mechanism involves the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Excessive ROS are harmful to the skin because they can cause oxidative damage to cells thus contributing to collagen breakdown. DIFFERENT KINDS With chronological aging, exacerbated by photoaging, collagen synthesis is reduced. Increased collagen breakdown coupled with decreased neo-collagenesis results in the integrity of the dermis being compromised and the reparative response becoming defective. The joint result of these combined mechanisms is visible skin damage evident as wrinkles. Advancing age results in natural cellular attrition…

4 min.
hero ingredients

LA PRAIRE PURE GOLD COLLECTION Gold This brand never fails to amaze me with its new innovative ingredients. Now, it’s Gold. La Prairie has developed a new and exclusive Pure Gold Diffusion System designed to provide immediate radiance. The Pure Gold Diffusion System works in a three-peak action sequence. Upon application, they immediately penetrate the skin and initiate nourishment and revitalization. Finally, a steady release of the replenishing active ingredients attached to submicron gold particles completes the sequence. Once released, they penetrate into the skin in a delayed infusion. This is to ensure that optimal levels are maintained in the skin and further support long-term reconstruction. This product will provide immediate radiance, leaving skin enriched, revitalized, and replenished. MARIO BADESCU HYALURONIC DEW CREAM Hyaluronic acid They say that hyaluronic acid is a magical ingredient that…

4 min.
a common ground

Since its opening in 2018, The Fat Seed Café + Roastery earned a warm reception for its vibrant interiors, extensive menu appealing to different tastebuds, and creative take on coffee shops. With a name coming from the idea of a seed planted in well-nourished soil, they are committed to their mission of bringing people together. “When you're trying to create a lifestyle coffee shop, you have to have everything where you can see from start to finish,” founder and owner Bryant Dee explains. The store has to have life that no matter the background or purpose of visiting, customers will leave with a smile on their faces. “I want them to feel welcome… [the café] is kind of like a common ground for everyone.” OUTPOUR OF ART Having worked in Miami for a…