Posts by: Francesca de la Cruz

Chef Tatung believes cooking teaches kids values and important life lessons Have you ever experienced having a difficult time feeding your kids? Or perhaps find them too picky when it comes to food? Celebrity Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou suggests to teach children important values by teaching them how to cook. His...

Soap is the ultimate (and cheap!) solution to wispy, thin brows. (Image via Huffington Post) During a photo shoot, I noticed makeup artist Archibald “Archie” Tolentino scrubbing a spoolie against a solid yellow substance. I picked it up to examine, asking him, “Is this soap?” It was, indeed! Archie wet the spoolie by...

Celebrity makeup artist Mark Qua and his celebrity clients [Celebrity portraits: Instagram: @mkqua]Ever wondered how celebrities achieve that perfect skin and gorgeous glow? Celebrity makeup artist Mark Qua shares some tips and secrets you can easily cop. Qua, who has worked with the country’s most beautiful faces—and...

  (IMAGE giphy.com) 1. Coffee doesn’t expire; but consume your bag within 45 days to enjoy its freshness. Or else, it will become stale and begin to lose its flavors. 2. Not everyone likes their coffee black. But did you know sugar eliminates your coffee’s natural flavor? If you like a sweet blend, check the label and...

Novotel Manila Ice N’ Cream Le Mont Gourmand (P999) The heat is on and forget about the calories! Novotel Manila’s newest attraction Ice N’ Cream takes your usual ice cream parlor to the next level. Offering artisanal flavors inspired by local fruits, treats, and regional favorites; including bestsellers from Carmen’s...

    Ikan Dabu-dabu (Deep-fried fish with Dabu-dabu sauce) by Chef Pradipta Bayu Primputra Abstain from meat this Holy Week—but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up something good at home! Fish and vegetable dishes are the go-to options this Lenten season. Try something new and different, like this Indonesian recipe we...

Boneless Pork Knuckle (Crispy Pata) with foie gras and pineapple salsa Are you a meat lover or one who looks for an exciting twist to what you eat? Cucina’s new specialty dishes (clockwise from left): Boneless Pork Knuckle, Braised Beef Roulade, and Surf and Turf Blanket Cucina offers a new line-up of signature dishes...

Free-flowing beer, sausages, roasted pork knuckles, roasted calf, laugen rolls, and mouthwatering pastries—a gastronomic Bavarian feast to celebrate Oktoberfest, only at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. This October 7 and 8, 2016, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and the German Club celebrate the club’s 110th year in...

Whether you’re working out or spotting on your crush, a sudden adrenaline rush makes you blush. Achieve this perfect flush of color on your cheeks with NARS Orgasm, a cult product that works wonders on practically every skin tone. NARS founder Francois Nars created this universally-flattering product in 1999, with a...

Fact: 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong-sized bra. Wearing the wrong size, cut, and even color can make or break your ensemble and cause health hazards, to boot. A bra that properly fits you ensures the perfect form and comfort, so head over to your go-to store and have your measurements taken by a...

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