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Town and Country PH December 2016 - January 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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our new address

It’s a big year for our Town&Country brand. In October, our flagship Town&Country magazine in New York celebrated its 170th anniversary as the oldest lifestyle magazine in the United States. A heritage brand of luxury, elegance, and style. Meanwhile, we at Town&Country Philippines enter our tenth year in 2017. And we’ve started the celebrations with a new digital address. townandcountry.ph. It’s been months in the making and we’re very excited about it. Now you don’t have to wait a whole month to catch up on the coolest dining spots and watering holes, cutting edge fashion and design trends, exquisite jewelry and watches, beauty and skin care regimens, things to do and see here and away. You can get your Town&Country fix every day. Every. Single. Day. It’s a big year for me too. In…

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t&c first impressions

Cover by MAX ERNST, April 1937 Cover by LUDWIG BEMELMANS, January 1938 “We first saw her when we entered Bou-Saâda.” COLETTE, “DESERT FLOWER,” February 1938 “To André Gide: You once accused me of being too ‘tense,’ of an unwillingness to relax when I am writing, and as an example of what I can do when I ‘let myself go,’ you cited the note to my Cock and Harlequin in which I described the first jazz band.” JEAN COCTEAU, “AROUND THE WORLD AGAIN IN 80 DAYS,” August 1938 “When I reached C Company lines, I paused and looked back at the camp, just coming into full view below me through the gray mist of early morning.” EVELYN WAUGH, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, excerpted first in T&C, November 1944 “When a panicky little man looks for a place to…

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BROOKS BARNES For “THE GRANDEST INHERITANCE”, the Los Angeles-based New York Times writer talked about philanthropy with one of Hollywood’s royal families: the Douglases (patriarch Kirk, his wife Anne, and son Michael). “Even at 101 and battling some ailments, Kirk played us all like a fiddle in that fabulous old-pro way,” says Barnes. CHINGGAY LABRADOR “It was lovely to meet the Eduque women because they were so down-to-earth, grounded, and authentic,” says the writer, who interviewed Chu-Chu, Alex, and Mic Eduque for this month’s cover story, “PASSING IT ON.” Labrador is the author of a children’s book, Zeke and the Pirates, published in 2015. BOOTH MOORE “I’ve always admired Brunello Cucinelli’s unique approach to fashion,” says the writer, who profiles the designer for our portfolio of philanthropic clans, “THE GRANDEST INHERITANCE.” “His clothes resonate particularly…

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1 city satellite

When Jam Acuzar’s father Gerry first opened his family’s seaside property to the public in 2010, he raised not a few eyebrows. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a sprawling hotel and resort complex where guest rooms lie spread out amongst several heritage structures, old Philippine houses acquired from all over the country, torn down from their original locations, and rebuilt in Bagac, Bataan. Purists had blanched at his conservation efforts that meant relocating these historic dwellings—centuries-old homes that range from crude houses on stilts from the Cagayan Valley to elaborately carved residences from prosperous merchant families of Central Luzon, to Badjao domiciles that hovered by the water in Mindanao. The general public, however, seems to have embraced staycations that allow access to these architectural gems, judging by the crowds that…

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2 if the glass slipper fits

Who doesn’t know the story of Cinderella? Beloved by adults and children alike, Charles Perrault’s fairy tale has been told and re-imagined numerous times, quite recently as a blockbuster Hollywood film directed by Kenneth Branagh. The appeal lies in that almost everyone can identify with the main character, as she is cruelly and unjustly treated by others, but because of her unwavering virtue, receives her just deserts in the end—as do her tormentors. This Christmas, Ballet Manila tries its hand—or should we say feet—at interpreting this classic. The third production of its 21st season, Cinderella marks another milestone in Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s glittering career, as it’s the first time BM’s CEO has worked on the choreography of a major production. Co-artistic director Osias Barroso, himself a highly respected danseur in the…

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3 gold, frankincense, and disco

Ballet Philippines ditches its usual holiday fare and really shakes things up with “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko,” a tribute to the music of VST & Company. Formed during the peak of the disco era, VST & Company was instrumental in crafting what became known as the “Manila sound.” Nearly 40 years ago, the group released its signature songs “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko,” “Swing it, Baby,” “Rock, Baby, Rock,” and many more. And while it disbanded in the 1980s, the group’s influence can be still be heard today, as its catchy tunes have been covered through the years by numerous local musicians. In this dance musical, Ballet Philippines teams up with the ABS-CBN Orchestra to relive the groovy days of disco. The award-winning writer, actress, and producer Bibeth Orteza…