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Metro Society DECEMBER 2018

Metro Society is about living the high life, created for people who shape and influence the social arena, namely in the fields of business, fashion, lifestyle, arts and culture. It’s about the people who mater and why they matter.

ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.
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12 Issues


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comfort solutions within reach

AMERICAN STANDARD, the leader in hygiene, brings greater comfort and security to your sanctuary with a range of solutions that protect your family’s health and elevate the sanitation of your spaces. In those private moments within your day, enjoy a complete and thorough clean with American Standard’s Spalet Collection, which marries sleek simplicity and advanced technology to bring you deluxe designs that offer fully-automated cleansing functions. The collection – which leverages on Lixil’s expertise in innovating shower toilets since 1967- features beautifully crafted shower toilets and electronic bidet seats that are enhanced with pampering spa-like functions. They deliver ultimate comfort, cleanliness and hygiene, and best of all, they operate hands-free! SLIM SMART WASHER II MANUAL BIDET Find greater comfort and convenience in the washroom with the Slim Smart Washer II Manual Bidet, which is…

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at the intersection of culture and lifestyle

Bespoke living is more than just an address on a map. It is an assortment of multiple threads of experiences, expertly tailor-made into something that perfectly suits your taste. And one such masterpiece can be found right at the heart of the metro: Rockwell Center. The Rockwell community is a vibrant tapestry of luscious sceneries, epicurean indulgences, shopping destinations, and more. Home to high-end residential towers, offices, and commercial hubs, this self-sustained district is an ideal place for those who seek a laid-back yet driven lifestyle. Within the vicinity is the Power Plant Mall, the retail destination that is home to world-renowned brands and sought-after restaurants. It is a welcome retreat for families and friends seeking a day of relaxation at the movies, or a night of stories shared over a…

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Joseph Pascual Joseph Pascual is a Manila-based portrait photographer. A fan of natural light and honest moments, his work is driven by his desire to capture people at their best. This month, he shoots Paloma Urquijo Zobel for the cover. Leah Puyat Through her evolution as editorial assistant, newspaper contributor, and freelancer, Leah Puyat has always sought to learn. She is now deep into social entrepreneurship with her old friends, is a part-time volunteer English teacher, and is in talks with promising book projects. For this issue, Leah writes our cover story on Paloma UrquijoZobel. Maita de Jesus Maita de Jesus is a freelance writer and editor at her own company, MMP de Jesus Writing Services. She’s been in the magazine industry since 2004, starting out as an intern. She’s worked on several local publications…

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let the festivities begin!

THERE’S SOMETHING in the air that makes Christmas this year feel a little bit brighter, a little bit cheerier. Perhaps it was putting this holiday issue together that put my team and myself in the festive spirit, or maybe the fact that the number of holiday parties and dinners I’ve been attending is on the rise, but one thing is clear: Christmas is definitely here. I have always looked forward to Christmas. When I was a kid, I loved counting down—the anticipation of gifts, family and friends visiting, the aroma of family heirloom dishes that only really seem to come out of my mother’s kitchen this time of year, the morning of unwrapping presents, and the food! Years later, I still love Christmas day but I have begun to grow far…

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design built on a dream

Consider all it takes for a built space to come to fruition. Before a house can be called a home, or before that nook in your favorite restaurant can hold all of those hours of relaxation and down time, they were first a concept that resided in someone’s imagination. In order for any built space to be, it takes a team of seasoned professionals to deliver the numerous steps required to design and construct any dream project into a reality. With the design and construction business’ rapid growth in this country comes a bunch of horror stories and nightmares that can be avoided by hiring the right professionals. To make the process smooth, the finishes perfect, and each step a pleasure, talent coupled with discipline and effective management are key…

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dream wear

JIMMY CHOO unveils its Autumn-Winter 2018 women’s campaign starring the powerful model trio Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who lend a Midas touch to the golden-themed collection. The campaign opens with a playful film directed by Gordon von Steiner portraying the striking trio embarking on a girl’s night in, with a game of dress up with a closet of dreams, ending in a dance-off set to Sofi Tukker’s dance anthem, “Bestfriend.” A series of arresting stills complement the film captured by Lachlan Bailey with the collection’s gilded theme shining throughout the imagery. In the Philippines, Jimmy Choo is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing and Rustan’s Makati. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.…