Saturday, December 31, 2011


Palawan is such a beautiful destination where one's experience becomes a lifetime memory. A natural haven where one forgets the city and is embraced by the natural wonders truly there aren't even enough words to describe it.  A panoramic landscape of vast picture perfect visuals that are a feast for the eyes, mind and even the spirit.  One place that everyone should definitely go to is Miniloc in El Nido where you become one with nature and everything is just completely above and beyond beautiful.  Breathtaking becomes an understatement as one goes through the glorious journey with nature at its finest. Time is at a stand still as you become one with nature, the minutes and hours passby so fast one ends up wanting for more.  The purest and most natural of energies burst and thrive overflowingly in wonderful profusion.  El Nido is the destination that's truly and fittingly world-class in every sense from the accomodations, entertainment, gastronomic adventure and more importantly the five-star service.From the outstanding sunrise and sunsets, swimming with jacks and thousands of fish, fun filled island hopping, snorkling, kayaking in the lagoons, and the special island dinner set up, thanks to Miniloc resort manager Noel Barrameda, our stay goes beyond unforgettable. Serenity and purity is in abundance in this enriching place that's food for the soul.  Definitely a once in a lifetime dream escape everyone should experience. Palawan is paradise that tops the list of experiences to remember for a lifetime.  The perfect year ender, thank you!!!

Flight of fancy.
Ready to fly. (from left)  Samantha Lewis, Pia Reyes, Kai Magsanoc, Ramon Ruiz, the author, Pedro Mologni, Jo Ann Bitagcol and Mark Navarro of El Nido.
Good morning.
Enchanting 7am.
Home away from home.
Passage to eternity.
The big lagoon.
Snoopy asleep @ Entalula island.
Behind the scene 1.
Behind the scene 2.
Mouth open profile.
Morning action in the Big Lagoon.
Head without a face.
Lagen resort in El Nido.
Into the light.
Cinematic appeal.
Kiss of the sunset.
Tis the season.
Northern Isles of Palawan.

The Crew:  The author, Pedro Mologni, People Asia's Ramon Ruiz, photgrapher Jo Ann Bitagcol, Samantha Lewis, Vlad Laloy< People Asia's Kai Magsanoc and Mark Navarro of El Nido.
The author with our favorite guide Vlad Laloy.
Dancing with the Stars Cheryl Burke with People Asia's Kai Magsanoc.
Friendly Skies.
For more information on El Nido resorts you may reach:
Manila Sales Office
Mondays thru Fridays, 8:30AM to 5:30 PM (Manila Time)
Address: 18/F 8747 Paseo de Roxas Street, Salcedo Village, 1226 Makati City Philippines
Phone: +63 (2) 894 5644 Fax No: +63 (2) 810 3620
General Inquiries Hotline: +63 2 9025962
Travel Agents Hotline: +63 2 9025951
Miniloc Island Resort  Phone No: +63 2 9025985
Lagen Island Resort  Phone No: +63 2 9025980
Apulit Island Resort  Phone No: + 63 2 9025994

Friday, December 30, 2011

Pretty Little Things

Fashion in general is not all about the clothes, sometimes it's those little things that make a look work and even create a statement.  Accessories can make or break an ensemble and when you have a must-have piece, nothing can go wrong.  Take for instance, these beautiful mini-bag/clutches by Janina Dizon Hoschka that can take style anytime and anywhere.  The perfect accent piece that comes in a variety of updated hues and high quality materials is definitely on the radar.  Being fashionable need not always come in big things, sometimes the things that matter come in little packages. Loving how these practical chic do come in handy from this season into the Summer 2012.  The perfect gift or investment for the fashion forward, these "handy" element of style go beyond just being pretty.  Janina Dizon Hoschka clutches are available in Cura V located in Powerplant Mall, Rockwell.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Escape

Christmas season isn't just all about cityscape events and all those formalities.  For some, it's the best time to enjoy the company of good friends and family at the beach.  Yes, for those who shy away from the spotlight, rushing to any any beach destination is the perfect getaway from the maddening city life.  This holiday, international bag brand ARANAZ recently came out with their season's collection with some beach-worthy creations.  Bask under the sunshine and hit the shores with these fashionable totes and bags that will definitely add up to your pre-summer seashore look.  These must-haves are definitely on the radar not just for the holidays but for the season to come.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The art of Sissi

Art in a bag?  International brand Furla presents their Spring Summer 2012 Advertising Campaign showcasing the brilliant artistry of Furla grand prize winner of " Premio Furla per I'Arte"--Sissi.  The artist from Bologna is know for her works with sculptures, installations and performances with sculptural prostheses constructed by interweaving different materials such as plastics, iron, bamboo and ropes.
In 2002, she won the Furla per l’Arte award. In 2010, she was chosen by the brand to provide a testimonial for the spring-summer 2010 press campaign, adding her own personal contribution to the creative concept. With so many feathers on her cap, added citations and awards includethe Gotham Prize from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Italian Institute of Culture of New York (2012 New York), the Rome Prize at the American Academy (2006-7 Rome), and the New York Prize from the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Italian Academy, Columbia University (2005-2006 New York).

Sissi's great masterpieces of in both solo and collective exhibitions all over the world include “Abitanti”, FaMa Gallery (Verona, 2011), “Patterns of the Mind”, Turku Biennal (Turku, Finland, 2011), “Il trucco e le maschere”, FaMa Gallery (Verona 2011), “Via Farini at No Soul For Sale”, Tate Modern (London, 2011),““Addosso”, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro (Milan, 2010), “Artifici contemporanei e difformità barocche”, Arcos Museo d’arte Contemporanea Sannio (Benevento, 2009),“Collaudi”, Italian Pavillion, 53rd Venice Biennale “Fare Mondi” (Venice, 2009),“Al di la dello sguardo alla corda lega”, Mizuma gallery (Tokyo, 2008), 15th Rome Quadriennale (Rome 2008),“Voliare”, Fattoria di Celle, Collezione Privata Gori (Pistoia, 2007), “Global Feminism” at the Brooklyn Museum (New York, 2007),Travancore Palace, New Delhi (from 2007 to 2008),“Nature”, Chelsea Art Museum (New York, 2006), “Nidi”, Macro (Rome, 2004) “The walk”, W139 (Amsterdam 2003), ”Phantom of Desire”, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum (Graz, 2003),“Aerea”, Moca (Miami 2001), Italian Genius Now” itinerant exhibition; Museo Pecci, Prato; Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi; White House, Emily Hill House Singapore; Korea Design Center, Seoul; Xuexue Institute, Taipei;   “Watou Poeziezomer”, and Watou Smak (Ghent 2001).
The creative union of both Furla and Sissi is the redefining an image and concept paving way for a refreshing visual narrative of art and fashion.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sweet Gestures

Christmas has always been the time of merry-making and spending quality time with family, friends and the ones dearest to us.  With the countless names in our own personal lists, one is bound to run out of ideas in what to give for our loved ones. 
            Let's keep it sweet and simple. One great idea to look into is the Patchi brand of superior quality and exquisite chocolate designs allows you to give from the heart this season with their 2011 Christmas collection. Designed with love and made with only the finest imported ingredients (Patchi chocolates contain no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no vegetable oil but only cocoa butter), their Christmas collection reflects warmth and joy in every chocolate piece, box or arrangement. What makes Patchi’s collection quite special from other chocolatiers is the brand’s limited line of Truffles — a real delight for the senses.
            The brand's 2011 Christmas collection brings the magic of the festive season with a couple of holiday treats such as the Holiday Cheers Gift Box that contains a delectable variety of milk chocolate or the Fancy Tin Box that contain the Legere—a light milk chocolate piece filled with hazelnuts and crisped rice—to fancy arrangements displayed in glass, porcelain and crystal vases and bowls, as well as unique gifts like the Cozy Santa Gift Mug that features a smiling cartoon Santa filled with mini chocolates wrapped in red foil or the Sweet Delights Gift Box which is a perfect stocking stuffer containing four solid milk chocolates wrapped in specially designed Christmas stickers.
Nothing too big or fancy, sometimes the sweetest gestures matter the most.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

style of the times

If you still haven't found the perfect gift for the man you love, well this is something he will definitely remember.  Renowned watch U-BOAT puts a time stop to all those gift ideas running through your head as it showcases the latest in modern time pieces.  Cool for the 21st century man, these stylish watches will definitely keep you in track of time.  Through the minutes, hours and days that passes by, the man of the hour creates a contemporary, dressy casual and trendy look that can never be outdated.  U-BOAT is a statement of the style of the times.  







Friday, December 23, 2011

Fish out of Water

When one is all about style, their sensibilities go beyond what they wear.  It echoes through a lifestyle from day in to day out through anything of their ownership.  Beauty in their eyes can be from the most simple to the interestingly eclectic.  For the discerning of taste,  globally renowned French designer Vanessa Mitrani (known for her creations of vases, bowls and lamps) returns exclusively to KISH with the wonderful fish that comes in gold, silver, white and gray.  Beautifully made in stylish and sophisticated flair, the masterpieces are nothing but luxury in fine taste.