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Town and Country PH August 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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golden girl

It’s a big birthday for me this month. On the eighth day of this eighth month of the year, I celebrate the big 5-0. Of course whenever these major milestones come around, I start thinking hard about whether I’ve been making the most of my unplanned life. For decades I’ve been going wherever the wind takes me and have been trusting God to guide me down the right path. So far, I’ve been okay. When I turned 30, I had a pretty cool job doing the news on Bloomberg TV, had just made a down payment on my first home in New York, and was giddy to be in a new relationship. Ten years later, at 40, I was heartbroken and just out of a relationship. But I had a fun job writing…

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JINGGO MONTENEJO Jinggo has kept busy in the past year with commercial and editorial work, but he says he continues to enjoy every moment of it. When asked what his most recent personal achievements were, he says, “I’m still doing what I love to do.” Formerly based in Silicon Valley as an engineer, Jinggo looks forward to starting a new professional venture this year and hopes that his work will allow him to travel further beyond his comfort zone. For this issue, he photographs the most promising students from the class of 2017 in“NEXT GENERATION.” “These kids hold a lot of promise and I do hope that they get to share what they learn and help the Philippines in the future,” Jinggo says. JP MENESES As Town&Country Philippines’ art director, JP collaborates with…

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culture top ten

1 HISTORY ILLUSTRATED Important scenes from Philippine history as depicted by National Artist Vicente Manansala and famed muralist Amadeo Manalad are on view at the Ayala Museum this month. The 70 pieces in “Manansala & Manalad: Framing History” were originally commissioned 70 years ago by Don Ramon Roces, publisher of the Evening News, and were meant to inspire and reinvigorate the Filipino people after the horrors of World War II. Appearing in serial form in 1947, the drawings were accompanied by short texts by anthropologist Henry Otley Beyer and statesman and historical researcher Jaime C. de Veyra; later that year, the drawings were compiled for the book Philippine Saga: A Pictorial History of the Archipelago Since Time Began. For this exhibition, the drawings are displayed alongside related photographs of the Ayala…

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japanese soul food

Tucked away in the midst of blaring car horns and muddled pedestrians along what is fast becoming the city’s most talked about food corridor is Kazunori, a new Japanese restaurant with three distinct dining concepts. It houses a casual cafe in the front, a high-end nine-seat omakase bar in the middle, and a traditional dining room at the back that serves izakaya fare. Owned and managed by restaurateur Elbert Cuenca of Elbert’s Steak Room fame and his partners in the popular ramen joints Mendokoro and Yushoken, Kazunori brings authentic Japanese cuisine to the neighborhood once dominated by warehouses and car showrooms. The casual atmosphere inside Kazunori makes for a delightful dining experience. A glass wall separates the restaurant from the adjacent Mazda showroom, and during the day, patrons of both establishments…

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the creative questionnaire

Since opening her studio in 2001, Milan-based architect and designer Patricia Urquiola has had commissions from clients including Alessi, B&B Italia, Kartell, and Molteni & C. She’s also the art director at Cassina, and she will release new works for the brand this month at Salone del Mobile. As an architect, she has worked on projects as wide-ranging as Missoni’s Milan flagship, a restaurant on Ibiza, and the recently completed Il Sereno Lago di Como hotel, the first new building on Lake Como in decades. Here, the protégée of Achille Castiglioni opens up about her process for our peek inside the habits of a creative mastermind. How do you prepare yourself to be creative? What’s your ritual? I have my studio and home in the same building, so I can go between…

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space race

For those of us shoving our KonMari’d T-shirts into shoeboxes that are in turn shoved into dressers, the organizing methods of cult figure Marie Kondo are not, in her words, “sparking joy.” Adding insult to injury is the new 10,000-square-foot Poliform New York showroom, where walk-in closeting is elevated to an artform. Are we showing our socks the respect they deserve if they live in anything less than whisper-quiet glass-fronted drawers? We fear the question answers itself. POLIFORM.COM…