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Lifestyle Asia July 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.

11 Issues

in this issue

2 min
letter from the editor

Visionaries. Many people have the edge to make a difference and the power to actually make things happen. Certainly, there is no shortage of brilliant ideas and doers, only a shortage of visionaries. Visionaries are people who are ahead of their time and are able to envision the future. The ability to think long-term and create a future that is inspiring. This is the type of leader we need. Leaders that are not only inspiring, but also are able to rally the people around them to their vision and execute it with passion. Time and time again, companies fall because their leaders lack the passion and foresight to take the team to the future and elevate the company to the next level. This occurrence most commonly happens in family-driven companies. In this month’s issue…

4 min

Quark Henares and Bianca Yuzon met at a Christmas party. “She and my cousin were talking about the anime Attack on Titan,” says Quark, “which I knew nothing about, but I inserted myself into the conversation anyway.” Quark, a film-maker, proposed to Bianca, a musician, in a way that made use of both their talents. “I staged a music video shoot where I knew I'd pop the question. As she was singing, the backdrop fell and in bright neon lights, a sign said "I love you Bianca. Will you marry me?" Quark says. “In the studio next door, her friends and family were waiting to surprise her.” They had a three-day celebration at Alila Villas in Uluwatu, Bali. The first night had a welcome dinner with traditional Kecak dancing, speeches from treasured…

2 min
san diego-villar

Mark and Isabel San Diego met at a school party, where it was love at first sight for Mark. They were together for 14 years before Mark proposed on the second floor of Blackbird at Nielsen Tower. “I thought I was attending an event, but he proposed, and all our close family and friends were there,” she says. They had two celebrations, one at the PICC Manila, which was a joint event with the despedida de soltera. The church wedding took place in Italy at the Santa Felicita in Florence, the second oldest church in the city. They were then driven to the reception on a white vintage Bentley to the Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte, a private residence once owned by the illustrious Medici family, which overlooks the breathtaking Chianti hills.…

3 min
innovation for education

Acollaboration by Cartier, INSEAD Business School and McKinsey and Company, the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is a business plan competition created to give women entrepreneurs a platform for their projects. Twenty-one women, with three per continent, are awarded each year. Divided into two groups of 7 Laureates and 14 Finalists, the Laureates are given $100,000 in prize money with one-on-one personalized business mentoring while the Finalists are given $30,000 in prize money. “By 2020 we plan to license it to banks and schools to develop more effective loan programs” This year, Filipina Carmina Bayombong is one of the Laureates. The daughter of an entrepreneur, Carmina was inspired by her parents’ story of putting in hard work for success. “They came from great poverty and worked hard to succeed,” she says. “When I…

4 min
power in presence

In today’s hyperactive society, it is not usual to manage multiple passions at the same time. But who says that it's okay to look tired and worn out while doing all the things that you love and care about? There is a multitude of products that will not only help you look good but also make you feel good and even powerful. If you feel good, you feel confident. And if you are confident, your positivity increases. And we all know that positive outlook is power. Here are some products that will make you look extremely fresh and ready for any challenge that comes your way. ROHTO Z! PRO EYE DROPS This is one of my greatest discoveries when I used to live in Tokyo—an eyedrop that gives you a kick whenever…

3 min
an incredible feast of fragrances

DOLCE PEONY BY DOLCE & GABBANA A cheerful riot of color is blossoming in the ›agrance scene with Dolce & Gabbana’s latest parfum- Dolce Peony. Bask in the scent of untapped positive energy. Its breezy ›eshness is enveloped with notes of woody amber and floral fusion. The Dolce spirit proves to be in full bloom with the passion of the peony. ETERNITY SUMMER FOR MEN AND WOMEN BY CALVIN KLEIN Ceaseless in its luminosity, Eternity Summer for Men offers an aromatic indulgence of coriander, lime, and bergamot tailored to complement the heat of the season. Its tied pair, Eternity Summer for Women, offers a feminine contrast of ›uity ›agrance perfect for women looking to make that bright summer statement. PURE PETALE DE NECTAR BY ISSEY MIYAKE Pure poetry in a drop. L’Eau d’Issey Pure allows…