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Mandarin Hotel in 2020: Top 4 lifestyle spots in Makati City’s future

August 19, 2014 | 2:53 pm | Text and photos by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Ayala Land unveils Php 65 billion worth of new lifestyle developments like the return of the iconic hotel, retail spaces, new, and more dining options in Makati.

Hope for the Laguna Pit Bulls: Faith in humanity restored

August 4, 2014 | 3:33 pm | By Abigail Kwok | Special to the Lifestyle Section of

From vicious fighters, the dogs have transformed to loving, sweet, and gentle animals that want nothing more than belly rubs, doggie treats, and sloppy kisses.

6 ways to give your home a fresh and charming fix, Pottery Barn style

July 17, 2014 | 4:24 pm | Text by Joyce Reyes Aguila | Photos by Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section,

The San Francisco-based famous home furnishing store chain opens its first store in the Philippines.

Robinsons Homes turns 20, aims to bring ‘the good life’ to more Filipino families

July 17, 2014 | 4:23 pm | Lifestyle Section,

Whether you’re newlyweds, a hardworking middle-income household, or a growing family, there’s an affordable and stylish Robinsons Home for you.

Nest, work, and hang out at Shang Properties’ The Rise in North Makati

July 17, 2014 | 4:23 pm | Lifestyle Section,

Rest, work, and celebrate moments in this soon to rise commercial and residential development in Makati’s rising arts and culture hub.

HOME STYLE | Rainy day makeover with Muji at Bonifacio High Street

June 15, 2014 | 7:28 pm | By Melissa G. Bagamasbad | Lifestyle Section,

Give your condo unit a new look with some simple but modern accessories and furniture from MUJI.

HOME STYLE | Keep that summery vibe in your home with Heima’s ‘This Is The Life’ collection

June 15, 2014 | 7:27 pm | Lifestyle Section |

“Happiness with the sun, seas, and sky” is this modern home store’s inspiration for its latest collection.

Live an affluent yet affordable life at the new Chimes Greenhills

May 28, 2014 | 10:14 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero, Photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

Living a comfortable yet affordable life in a prime location is possible with soon to rise Chimes Greenhills under the Robinsons Communities brand.

PET LIFE | ‘Hot dogs’ are not cool: 7 tips on keeping your pets cool this summer

May 22, 2014 | 8:17 pm | By Melissa G. Bagamasbad | Lifestyle Section,

Here are ways to keep your furry pets cool and comfy this summer.

“Get rid of your fear ” and 11 other pieces of best advice from dog whisperer Cesar Millan

May 3, 2014 | 11:09 am | Text by Melissa Bagamasbad | Photos by Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section,

In taking care of our dogs, we become better people, says the famous dog whisperer.

Northern and Southern Living : Old and friendly community magazines get a new and upbeat look

April 9, 2014 | 12:53 am | By Melissa G. Bagamasbad | Lifestyle Section,

The free community magazines now come in a smaller but more stylish package.

GREEN LIVING | Going beyond Earth Hour

March 31, 2014 | 3:09 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Romsanne Ortiguero and Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section,

Simple practices such as turning off the light, carpooling, reusing plastic bags help promote sustainable living.

WORLDBEX 2014 expo builds awareness on stronger structures

March 17, 2014 | 9:19 am | By Joyce Reyes-Aguila | Lifestyle Section,

The latest trends in home building and construction materials were the focus of this yearly industry expo.

SCG introduces water-resistant, termite-free Smartwood for more sustainable homes

March 17, 2014 | 8:59 am | By Joyce Reyes-Aguila | Lifestyle Section,

A substitute to fiber cement, SCG’s new product is weather resistant and can be used for various ceilings, floors, and walls.

From the ravages of Typhoon Yolanda, the Butterfly House emerges

March 16, 2014 | 5:33 pm | Text and photos by AC Dimatatac | Lifestyle Section,

A foldable, steel-framed system that can be stretched out into a livable structure maybe the solution to more sustainable housing solutions in disaster-stricken communities.

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