Tatler Homes Philippines

Tatler Homes Philippines Homes 12

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

What is luxury? “Like the genteel air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment,” said the 19thcentury critic Walter Bagehot. Indeed, the word conjures up many different permutations, but, essentially, it boils down to life’s finer things; to that which brings pleasure and comfort beyond the ordinary. From the luxury of space and verdant gardens at Ira von Fürstenburg’s home in Malaga, Spain (Art of Living, p. 166 ) or uninterupted views of the sea from a weekend house in Punta Fuego, Batangas (Ebb and Flow, p. 144); to an impeccably decorated apartment in the French capital (Parisian Palace, p. 176). It can mean precious heirlooms—works of art and antiques treasured not only for their material value, but for the lifetime of stories and memories they represent (The…

timeless kitchens

Sleek, modern and yet timeless is what Boffi stands for. Building its iconic presence on the principle of luxurious design along with smart home solutions, the Italian brand welcomed guests at the launch of its showroom right in the heart of the metro. Having eyed the Philippines, Boffi has allied with Focus Global, Inc. to target a specific clientle. The showroom displays the brand’s signature lines for its bathroom, kitchen and wardrobe systems. Leading the affair were Boffi top executives led by CEO Roberto Gavazzi, Niccolo Gavazzi and Daniela Borgonovo, as well as Focus Global, Inc. management headed by Stephen and Loli Sy, and Aline Lopez. With a curated menu by the chef Tonyboy Escalante, the night featured enticing dishes from his award-winning restaurant, Antonio’s, accompanied by fine wines.…

keeping tradition

Celebrating 25 years and beyond, Kuysen Enterprises partnered up with Hansgrohe-Axor for the launch of the latest Axor Citterio E Collection at its Makati showroom. Italian designer Antonio Citterio exhibited a slew of modern bathroom accessories where form and function were intermarried flawlessly. Respected architects and personalities from the design world enjoyed a sumptuous spread of food and wine. The night was completed with desserts like Valrhona carmella, miso ganache and feuilletine alfajores, exclusively created by the chef Miko Aspiras of Le Petite Soufflé…

designer musings

To celebrate inspired living, Rustan’s Shangri-La collaborated with three interior designers, Tessa Alindogan, Marilen Montenegro and Ana Rocha in showcasing the best of its home collections. Each one designed her own vignette: Alindogan created a classic bedroom with a twist, her interpretation of Rustan’s young president, Donnie Tantoco’s elegant yet sporty style; Montenegro’s dining room translated the beautiful actress Bianca King’s love for wellness and green living; whilst Rocha’s vignette featured an exotic antechamber decorated with pieces that evoke the feel of a foreign land, inspired by the magazine editor Mia Borromeo’s personality and love for travel.…

contemporary american

Just after launching its second store at SM Aura Premiere, Crate & Barrel is on a roll opening its doors once more at its newest address in SM Makati, subsequently its largest store in the country to date. A purveyor of contemporary and rustique designs for more than 50 years, the home furnishings franchise, originally from the US, has stores in Canada, Mexico, UAE, Turkey, Singapore and now, the Philippines. A mingling of practicality and style, Crate & Barrel caters to the Filipino taste with high quality home furnishings at great value. Guests were all smiles as they had first pick of the selection of charming furniture and accessories whilst touring the store’s sprawling interiors.…

british flair

London-based fragrance connoisseurs and developers, Jo Malone, part of the prestigious Estée Lauder Companies, enthralled guests at a sit-down VIP dinner to celebrate its Philippine launch. Offering timelessly elegant scents, Jo Malone carries a complete line of speciality home fragrances. In honour of the iconic cream and black box with a ribbon, a signature of the eponymous brand, guests donned stylish black and white attire at the hip Blackbird restaurant that night. After welcome remarks by Jo Malone Studio lifestyle director Debbie Wild and Philippine brand manager Camille Flores-Oloan, Manila’s finest were treated to bespoke fragance testing and a fabulous dinner by the chef Colin MacKay.…