Lifestyle Asia October 2021

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

4 min
the lady and the lexus

I’m your typical lady driver—always carefree and always in high-heels,” exclaimed Jen Jimenez Yalung, General Manager of Shiseido Philippines Corp., when I asked her about who she is as a driver. Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone with such a carefree attitude towards driving. Road rage and weary groans from unruly drivers and traffic jams have been the norm in city drives, with these being the first images when you think of the “driving experience” in the Philippines. As Yalung puts it, “My feeling towards driving is greatly affected by the external variables like how traffic situations are and or how congested the roads are.” But if road conditions don’t play favors to her mood, maybe the car she’s driving can. THE DREAM DRIVE As a hard-working GM of some of…

1 min
perfect for the parisienne

Longchamp has long stood for Parisian excellence and allure. From its fine leather constructions evoking the culture’s art appreciation, to even the racehorse–the brand’s iconic signifier–that portrays movement with elegance, Longchamp never ceases to honor its heritage. This is evident in Très Paris, its Fall/Winter 2021 fashion show, held in Paris’s renowned Battesti riding hall for true equestrian expression. With the brand’s roots deeply ingrained in Parisian life, its latest Roseau collection carries only the finest in material and quality, allowing you to confidently strut through the streets. Longchamp’s iconic Roseau bag, originally launched in 1993 as a spacious tote to carry your daily essentials and all the little extras, has now been reinterpreted to feature an array of textures, colors, and compositions. Material contrast in the new Roseu combines glossy crocodile…

3 min
wear the mediterranean breeze

Gracing our olfactory senses is the latest entry in Dolce & Gabbana’s acclaimed Light Blue fragrances, which was released last September 2021. Evoking the uncanny zest, warmth and sparkle of the Mediterranean coast, Light Blue Forever consists of a duo of refreshing fragrances for both him and her, an apt combination when it comes to encapsulating the spirit of eternal love in a bottle. A WHIFF OF THE SEA Dolce & Gabbana places the next chapter of its Light Blue fragrances at the noses of two world-class perfumers of different formulating philosophies. The Light Blue Forever Pour Femme was crafted by no other than celebrated master perfumer Olivier Cresp, the creator of the original Light Blue Eau de Toilette. Cresp developed an exciting twist to the Light Blue Forever Pour Femme in…

4 min
beyond luxury living

It’s been almost three years since we changed Lifestyle Asia’s tagline to “Beyond Luxury Living.” We have made it our core value to espouse the discovery, or rediscovery, of the true meaning of luxury. We continue this mission to redefine the word in more meaningful and substantial ways, rising above the material things of this world. We do this while respecting everyone’s points of view of how they define their own luxuries in life. As I always say, what luxury means to me may be different to what it means to you. Its concept has evolved over time. While it can encompass the more obvious—cars, jewelry, clothes, bags—it can also mean experiences that give more meaning to your life. In the last few years, luxury has undergone a seismic shift, driven by authenticity…

2 min
mission ready

For its TVC for the upcoming James Bond feature, the timepiece becomes a handy tool for the agent. The highly anticipated 007 film, No Time To Die, is set to reach world-wide audiences from September 30 in the UK, and as the anticipation builds, a new OMEGA campaign has been launched to reveal 007’s timepiece in action. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time To Die is the 25th James Bond on-screen adventure. Daniel Craig returns for his fifth turn as Ian Fleming’s 007 agent. While it hits UK theaters by the end of the month, the EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer collaborated film will open in the US by the second week of October. With a script and story penned by Fukunaga, Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Skyfall writers Neal Purvis and…

4 min
flexible by design

A groundbreaking discovery arose from a very simple question that ST 6747 Resources Corporation (STRC), the joint venture of SMDC and Federal Land, asked themselves: what is it about residential lots that made it escalate in value? Is it proximity to commercial areas? Is it merely supply and demand? Or is it because of the blank nature of empty residential lots—whose only limitation rests solely on the homeowner’s imagination? One could build a fully designed home in a year and still have the space to allow for any and all kinds of expansion units a family may need, be it additional rooms for new children, or a guest house for elderly parents. During the planning stages of The Estate Makati, STRC, together with multi-award winning international architectural firm Foster + Partners,…