Tatler Homes Philippines

Tatler Homes Philippines Homes 19

From an extraordinary converted convent in the romantic English countryside, to the art-filled Manila sanctuary of a renowned gallery owner, the second edition of Tatler Homes Philippines is a delightful compilation of some of the world’s most beautiful houses.

Tatler Asia Limited
2 期号


editor’s note

“Colour is the finishing touch on everything…”- Marc Jacobs Summer is the perfect time to celebrate colour. In this issue, we travel the world to bring you a selection of exceptional homes where colour is a key element. Our cover story (p. 168) walks you up through four floors of Tim Yap’s townhouse— designed by Carlo Calma—where every square inch of wall bursts with the colour and texture of his contemporary art collection. In the gorgeous light of a perfect summer day, nature’s hues, too, are amplified. Step into a suburban sanctuary south of Manila designed by the architect Noel Saratan for Patsy Zobel de Ayala. His ingenious architecture makes you feel immediately one with nature as the luscious greens of tree ferns and palms, and the calming blues of pools and ponds…

french evolution

The political, social, cultural changes of the late 60’s also ushered a flourishing of creativity: a sense of the new, of possibilities, swept France and the rest of the world. The space age was in full swing, and people were raising their fists for their fundamental rights. It was in the context of these that one particular and enduring creative venture was born. Paris, 1968: painter Desmond KnoxLeet, interior architect Christiane Gautrot, and theatre set designer Yves Coueslant setup a chic bazaar selling rare and wonderful things including handprinted fabrics and the brand’s first scented candles Aubépine (Hawthorn), Thé (Tea), Cannelle (Cinnamon). They also created an absolutely singular fragrance, a fusion of spices and remembrance of medieval pomander (old roses, cinnamon, orange, clove) conceived by Desmond, henceforth the brand’s self-proclaimed “nose”,…

holiday brunch

WHAT: Philippine Tatler Homes Annual Lunch WHERE: Edades Tower, Rockwell Centre The festive Holiday Brunch hosted by Philippine Tatler in partnership with Proscenium at Rockwell had the exclusive Edades Tower and Garden Villas Function Room adorned in elegant red and gold accents. Beautifully set tables had splendid centrepieces created with fruit and foliage. A bevy of lovely ladies, garbed in the colours of the season, were welcomed with the customary flute of bubbly as they gathered to celebrate Philippine Tatler Homes’ year-end Luxe Issue. AIVEE TEO, whose family’s urban oasis was the issue’s cover story, arrived punctually along with her sister, ALELEE AGUILAR ANDANAR. Spotted during the fun and well-attended gathering were fashionable FE and STACY RODRIGUEZ, MERL PINEDA, DA WN ZULUETA LAGDAMEO, LULU TAN GA N, ANNE ARCENAS-GONZÁLEZ, KAYE TINGA, LIZZIE ZOBEL,…

timeless icon

WHAT: Patek Philippe High Tea WHERE: Shangri-La at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City Luxury Swiss watchmaking brand Patek Philippe, together with its exclusive Philippine retail partner Lucerne, hosted an exquisite morning tea that highlighted key timepieces for the brand’s female clientele. The splendid display of iconic watch models such as the Calatrava, World Time, and Perpetual Calendar was set off with beautiful floral arrangements by the designer BEA VALDES. During the intimate gathering, Patek Philippe South East Asia General Manager DEEPA CHATRATH shared the brand’s origins and history while VALDES spoke about the creativity of women.…

coffee heaven

WHAT: Nespresso grand launch WHERE: Powerplant New Wing, Rockwell Local coffee lovers had reason to celebrate as Nespresso unveiled the first Nespresso Boutique in the Philippines. Coffee enthusiasts were greeted with a red carpet entrance, a distinctive coffee cocktail, the Nespresso Sunrise, and star-studded performances by the world-class soprano RACHELLE GERODIAS and the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra. A video presentation highlighting the Nespresso brand story preceeded the digital unveilling of the new store. Novateur Coffee Concepts Managing Director PATRICK PESENGCO gave the official remarks before guests were ushered to the boutique for the official ribbon cutting with Nespresso principals. The impressive space features a vast display of the brand’s iconic coffee machines, premium coffee collections, and a unique Tasting Bar where patrons can experience the irresistible array of Nespresso coffee varieties and recipes.…

water is life

WHAT: Aivee Water Portable Device launch WHERE: Sala Restaurant, Locsin Building Starting the year with a bang, power couple Doctors Z and AIVEE TEO introduced their latest innovation, the Aivee Water Portable Device, at a posh lunch affair. The fine dining hub SALA was elegantly dressed in Aivee water bottle’s signature blue and white colours. In line with the Teos’ direction to steer the Aivee Group towards a more holistic approach to wellness and beauty this year, the newly launched premium water bottle—designed with Japanese technology and titanium plates—generates hydrogen water, recognised for such health benefits as strenghtening the immune system, speeding up metabolism, and rejuvenating the skin. Guests inlcuded close friends, members of the media, and Aivee League ambassadors including CAT ANTONIO, INGRID CHUA, and JOANNA PREYSLER FRANCISCO, who all enjoyed endless pours…