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Town and Country PH April 2017

For more than 160 years, Town&Country has been the magazine that embodies a life well-lived. The features inside the Philippine edition encompass the interests of its affluent market, covering topics such as culture, arts, social grace, fashion, beauty and health, home design, travel, and philanthropy. Town &Country Philippines knows that its readers have earned the luxury and privilege of choice.View our pages and find out the best of the best in luxurious living.

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mentors and tastemakers

In my writing life, I am lucky that I have had good mentors from the very beginning. One day when I was in college, Mom found me fast asleep over my accounting homework. I was in the College of Business at the time. She woke me up and sat me down for a talk. If you’re that bored already in school, can you really see yourself working with numbers for the rest of your life? she asked. But what will I do? I’m already in my third year. It’s too late, I told her. Write. Write. You are happiest when you write, she said. At the time I wrote a weekly column for our parish bulletin and she would find me wide awake writing it in the middle of the night, no matter…

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JOSEPH PASCUAL “Shooting Len was easy, enjoyable, and collaborative,” Joseph says of photographing this month’s cover story on Filip+Inna founder Len Cabili in “FROM THE HINTERLANDS TO THE WORLD.” Joseph started shooting professionally while still a college sophomore taking up film at the University of the Philippines-Diliman’s College of Mass Communication and hasn’t looked back since, shooting covers, editorials, and portraits for numerous local magazines. His definition of style? “Effortlessness makes a person stylish,” he says. “I love the subjects of Bill Cunningham’s photography. I think style is found in public, on the streets, more than on the red carpet.” JC CERILLA In “DOUBLE TAKE,” JC brings Alessandro Michele’s spring assembly to life at Eric Paras’ design boutique, A-11. “I love Gucci’s latest collection, and the location was perfect for the vibe and…

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culture top ten

1 TIMES of TROUBLE Many of the country’s social and political woes are blamed on our culture’s forgetfulness and reluctance to learn from mistakes from the past; we may be also too quick to forgive. “Ligalig: Art in a Time of Turmoil,” presented by the Ateneo Art Gallery, tackles this head-on, curating from its vast archive of exemplary pieces dwelling on socio-political issues. Ligalig, which can be translated in a number of ominous ways, including threat, trouble, perturbation, and worry, features thought-provoking works by Martino Abellana, Virgilio Aviado, BenCab, Imelda Cajipe-Enday, Orlando Castillo, Charlie Co, Kiri Dalena, Antipas Delotavo, Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Edgar Talusan Fernandez, Anna Fer, Marciano Galang, Emmanuel Garibay, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, Renato Habulan, Neil Manalo, Alfredo Manrique, Manny Montelibano, J. Elizalde Navarro, Galo Ocampo, Onib Olmedo, Jose Tence Ruiz,…

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josh boutwood

As the corporate executive chef of the Bistro Group, Josh Boutwood has proven that he knows a thing or two about quality, consistency, and running a large-scale food business, but it is his private dining room, The Test Kitchen, that has brought him into the culinary limelight. This month he opens a new eatery in Poblacion that promises to bring out the "savage” in all of us. I DROPPED OUT OF COOKING SCHOOL IN SPAIN AFTER TWO MONTHS BECAUSE I WAS EXTREMELY BORED. I grew up with parents who owned restaurants and I felt I was being taught things that I already knew from working in my mum’s kitchen through the years. Needless to say, when my mother realized that I dropped out she was very disappointed, and the next day…

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the hundred - year journey

Envision a journey to 1915, when the speed of modern transportation had yet to shorten the distance from destination to destination and only a handful of locations were more exotic than the Lion City. It was at this time when the head bartender at Raffles’ Long Bar, Ngiam Tong Boon, proved his genius behind the bar and whipped up the first Singapore Sling, a rosy-colored gin-based cocktail widely regarded as the national drink of the island nation. To commemorate the drink’s hundredth year, Raffles teamed up with Sipsmith, the pioneers of craft London gin, to create a gin which both Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and Ngiam Tong Boon would be proud of. It took months to find the ideal botanical balance of distilled jasmine flowers, fresh pomelo peel, lemongrass, Kaffir lime…

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women in wine

THE INTERNATIONAL WINE AND FOOD SOCIETY, MANILA LADIES BRANCH Founded in London in 1933 by André Simon, the International Wine and Food Society was the world’s first association of amateur gastronomic enthusiasts who were not involved commercially in the wine or food trade. Its vision, “to bring together and serve all who believe that a right understanding of good food and wine is an essential part of personal contentment and health and that an intelligent approach to the pleasures and problems of the table offers far greater rewards than the mere satisfaction of appetites,” has successfully brought together a worldwide membership of over 6,000 people across 30 countries. A part of the society’s global network since 1982, the Philippine chapter, with a founding membership of 27, was chartered by Fil Juntereal. In…