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Town and Country PH July 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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let it snow

I must admit I’m not very conscientious when it comes to a daily beauty regimen. However, on a recent trip to Antarctica where we were bombarded with extreme temperatures and blinding sunshine at the end of the world, I made sure I brought along some tried and tested products. La Prairie’s Radiance Cellular Concentrate Pure Gold, a serum to work on those lines that suddenly looked even deeper in the cold. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cream which was used by members of the “Greenland First Ascent” expedition who completed the first-ever ascent of the ice-covered peaks of Greenland on May 30, 2005. La Mer Crème de la Mer which I made sure I used before I went to sleep every night. VMV Armada Face Cover SPF 30 for the sunlight made even stronger…

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CAROLE CUASAY-TAGLE Town&Country Philippines’ fashion and beauty editor, Carole put together this month’s Beauty Special, a selection of the best and most effective skincare and beauty products, in “BEAUTY IN LUXURY.” “Beauty is at every age—we can’t stop the physical changes that come with growing older, but we can change the way we feel about it,” she says. “The key is to have a skin regimen that works and stay committed to it. Find the right products to suit your lifestyle and needs. I have my regular facials at the Aivee Clinic for deep cleaning, and for my daily skincare, I use Dr. Javellana’s soap and retinol cream and La Mer’s moisturizer and rehydrating serum.” Her current favorite beauty brands? “I love Clarins and Dior’s anti-aging and skin brightening products.” ALYSSE ASILO Alysse,…

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culture top ten

1 IN HER HONOR The Finnish composer Jean Sibelius once told a colleague, “Never pay any attention to what critics say. Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!” Forget the veracity of the statement for a moment; in the Philippines, at least, art critics are bestowed a prize: the annual Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize in Art Criticism. But who was this woman the award is named after, and what was her connection to Philippine art? For those questions and more, we can turn to the recently launched coffee-table book, The Life and Times of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma, published by the Vibal Foundation in partnership with the Kalaw Ledesma Foundation. While many details of Kalaw-Ledesma’s life are chronicled, this is no mere biography. Throughout the volume, handsomely designed…

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no menu necessary

There is something luxurious about sitting down at a restaurant and not having to make any decisions. The idea of having absolutely no say in the dining experience that is set to unfold is not only liberating but also exceptionally calming. While the absence of dialogue may be unsettling for some (relinquishing control is never easy for the food obsessed), do welcome the wide latitude of possibility it brings with an open mind and an eager palate. At Kyo-To, a new kaiseki restaurant in Legazpi Village, Ryohei Kawamoto, the former private chef of the Japanese ambassador to the Philippines, does all of the thinking and cooking. Chef Ryohei spent his formative culinary years training at restaurants in and around Osaka as well as at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo before heading…

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one sip at a time

The award-winning taste behind a bottle of Casa Noble tequila will make you give the spirit the attention it deserves, not merely to be downed in a salt-rimmed glass. Founder and maestro tequilero Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo of the Mexico-based brand is convinced that a spirit as fine as this blue agave tequila, nurtured and harvested in the location it was named after, deserves to be savored through nuanced sips to appreciate every note and flavor. Its signature lush taste and smooth finish are notably present in all three of its most popular variations: the Casa Noble Crystal, Reposado, and Añejo, apart from its limited edition offerings. Its latest, the celebrated single barrel tequila, will only be produced in a small quantity—between 40 to 45 barrels—with 30 bottles to each barrel. In a…

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estate wine

Recently opened in Legazpi Village, Estate Wine is the exclusive partner to Berry Bros. & Rudd, the esteemed British wine merchant that has been owned and operated by the same families since 1698. A London-based British institution that has two royal warrants, it has traded from its shop at No. 3 St. James’s Street in Mayfair since it opened over 300 years ago. Its chairman also serves as the Clerk of the Royal Cellars. Today, Berry Bros. & Rudd has several international outposts around the world, including Asian showrooms in Hong Kong, Japan, and more recently, Manila. “The level of interest from collectors in the Philippines is higher now than it has been ever before,” says its Hong Kong-based Asia Director, Nicholas Pegna. “And what’s interesting is you are seeing…