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Lifestyle Asia June 2019

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.

Country:
Philippines
Language:
English
Publisher:
ONE MEGA GROUP, INC.
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11 Issues

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lifestyle asia

DONG RONQUILLO Editor In Chief Creative Director SUKI SALVADOR Managing Editor PIPO GONZALES Associate Editor SARA SIGUION-REYNA Editorial Admin Coordinator ALYANNA TIMOG Multimedia Artist MARC PAGDILAO Brand Marketing Associate ABBY LAUREL Publisher ARCHIE CARRASCO LIFESTYLEASIA.ONEMEGA.COM Editor In Chief DONG RONQUILLO Digital Content Writer KATHERINE ALAMARES Dining Editor YSMAEL SUAREZ Multimedia Artist MARC PAGDILAO, PAULINE DE MESA ART Final Artists MARK XAVIER P. VILLANUEVA, ERIC GALLEGO CONTRIBUTORS Photographers REYNALDO ABELLANA, MIGUEL ABESAMIS, CHRISTIAN JAY BULDA, DOOKIE DUCAY, FLOYD JHOCSON, KIERAN PUNAY, REGINA ROQUE, YUKIE SARTO, KATHY SANTAMARIA, ED SIMON, MJ SUAYAN, Writers EDU JARQUE, DANIELA MARTINEZ, TRISH PANLILIO, NATASHA SICAT, FRANCESCA TESTA, JEANETTE IPAPO-TUASON, INA YULO ONE MEGA GROUP ARCHIE CARRASCO President & Chief Executive Officer LORRAINE BELMONTE Founding Creative Director SARI YAP Founder CONTENT & CREATIVES Vice President - Content & Creatives SUKI SALVADOR Editorial Admin Associate ERICA LUNA CREATIVE SERVICES Creative Services Head FAYE YOINGCO Copywriters STEPHANIE FERRER, KRISTOFF SISON Multimedia Artists CARMINA AGLIPAY, NICCA ESPAÑOL, FATIMA…

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letter from the editor

In this month’s issue of Lifestyle Asia, we pay tribute to our new tagline, ‘Beyond Luxury Living’. One of the key values that LA is espousing is for everyone to discover the true meaning of Luxury. We aim to redefine luxury in a more meaningful and substantial way, rising above the material things of this world. It has become a word that encompasses cars, jewelry, clothes, bags and alike but its all about how you interpret it yourself. Everyone is entities to have their own definition of luxury. What luxury means to me, maybe different to what it means to you. In the last few years, luxury experiences have undergone a seismic shift, driven by authenticity and search for deeper and lasting happiness, that brings not only self-esteem but also self-actualization…

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directional dressing

From the eye of outsiders, the Manila shopping scene may seem outdated: the usual players have all arrived (with more to come), and opulent brands with obvious labels continue to make their presence known. Most of these establishments tend to lack a point of view in the clothes they sell and can be disappointing for those who want something new. For many, however, there exists a breed of shops that are tailor-made for shoppers with a discerning eye, for people who have a want and need for clothes that speak authenticity and truth. Tucked deep within the business metropolis is the shopping haven Univers, long known as the purveyor of cool, understated luxury. A favored spot for those into high-concept, minimalist fashion, owner Jappy Gonzalez is very much hands on. “A…

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her purpose-driven life

Davao’s Hijo Plantation, acquired by Jose “Boy” Tuason in 1968, was formerly a banana business that has now branched out to other industries—property development, leisure and tourism, agri-business, and port and logistics. The strategic diversification rooted from Jose’s vision of nation and capacity building, Filipino empowerment, and the conscientious stewardship of the country’s natural resources is a noble cause his daughter Rosanna Tuason-Fores continues to live by. “Hijo and Mindanao is a promise for me. It’s a promise to transform, to give simple happiness. The Filipino is very resilient. They’re happy people,” Rosanna says. Built on the foundations of her father’s FELICE (based on the Spanish word feliz, which means happiness) principles, she kindly explains to us that their meaning of happiness lies in each letter of the word: food, education,…

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the symphony of munificence

As if she hasn't given enough, and yet, she has never ceased to deliver. Since the age of barely five, with her mother, Pilar Blanco Sala, as her first piano teacher, Ingrid Sala-Santamaria has dedicated long stretched hours of practice, before she moved on to more days in grueling rehearsals, to captivatingly perform in palaces and royal residences, for royalty and aristocracy, premiers and presidents, global leaders and business icons, and in sold-out arenas and prestigious concert halls, before discerning audiences in tune with music. However, she did not stop there. Together with Professor Reynaldo Reyes, a fellow internationally decorated concert pianist, they embarked on outreach missions for years to bring classical music to the countryside, in the far-flung remotest barrios, and isolated islands, in open fields, barangay halls, covered basketball courts,…

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proeller-chan

Jean-Yves Proeller and Clariesse Jami Mari Chan met in Geneva. “I was already living there for half a year while he has been there for 3 years,” says Clariesse. “I didn’t know he lived very near where I lived and we probably passed by each other a few times.” They had pizza on their first date. JY proposed in Rome. “When we arrived by plane, he admitted to me he changed our hotel and we'll be going instead to a luxurious 5-star hotel,” says Clariesse. “At the hotel, we had a suite overviewing the city and also the Pantheon.” In the hotel room, they both sat, looking at the magnificent Roman scenery. “I sat next to him and looked out with him. When I looked back, he was kneeling and…

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