Life is Good

Editor's Weekly: Steak at Wolfgang's, One-of-Kind Creations by Bea Valdes, and More

Beginning this week, we will keep you in the passenger's seat as we take a ride about town and share with you some of our favorite experiences.
IMAGE YVETTE FERNANDEZ/ COURTESY WOLFGANG STEAKHOUSE
Comments

After a short lull post-holiday season, we were back in full swing this past week. Here are some of the things we enjoyed.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse at the Podium

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse used to be halfway between my home and my office in New York. I used to walk past it every day and dined there on celebratory occasions. So happy it’s opened a second Manila restaurant at the new Podium. 


What makes Wolfgang’s steaks extraordinary is the meat itself. Its USDA Prime Angus or Black Angus steaks are dry aged for 28 days on the premises, and seasoned simply with salt and pepper. Pair it with creamed spinach and lobster mac and cheese. But make sure you leave room for the key lime pie.  Ground Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong.  505.6272.

BEA VALDES + Idee


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Rica Lorenzo’s ultra-exclusive Idee boutique welcomes one-of-a-kind textured creations by designer Bea Valdes. Exquisite hand-cut blossom appliqués dress up beautifully shaped tops in bold colors.  Ground Floor, La Panday, 2263 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati.

The Hungry Tourist meets the Lechon Diva


Popular social media personality David Dudi Califa a.k.a @the.hungry.tourist visited Manila. We joined him at a boodle fight dinner hosted by Dedet de la Fuente, a.k.a. The Lechon Diva. David called Dedet “one of the most talented and blessed cooks I’ve ever met (including all top and celebrity chefs)…I am totally in love with this woman and her huge heart and blessed hands.”

The piece de resistance was lechon stuffed with paella with taba ng talangka and chorizo.  Pepita’s Kitchen, 425.4605.

Elmer Borlongan’s “An Extraordinary Eye for the Ordinary”


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Town&Country February 2018 cover subject Elmer Borlongan celebrates his 25th year as an artist in his 50th year of life with a survey show of his paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

Elmer, who grew up in the middle of the bustling metropolis, is known for his slice-of-life paintings of urban everymen.  Through March 28. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. 708.7829, metmuseum.ph

Longchamp’s 2018 Summer Collection


Longchamp unveiled its new summer collection, inspired by a journey to Africa. The collection’s materials (bullcalf leather, suede, and vachetta) and colors (nude, orange, honey, and lilac) are influenced by the geometric patterns and highlights of African painting and sculpture. Rustan’s Makati, 813.3739, rustans.com.ph

Life is good.

Comments
About The Author
Yvette Fernandez
Editor In Chief
View Other Articles From Yvette
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
News reports say that he died in Paris.
 
Share
The 2019 Oscar nominee is the style's greatest ambassador.
 
Share
Prince Harry may be going bald, but he'll always be our favorite red-headed royal.
 
Share
By modern standards, these are quite tame, but they caused outrage during the mid-1800s.
 
Share
Think your family’s finances are complicated? Try sorting out the money troubles of Britain’s working royals.
 
Share
The actor who plays Klaus, Robert Sheehan, says it's a show about "human beings first and 'superheroes' a distant second."
 
Share
Of their eight-year relationship, he says, "I was just following my heart."
 
Share
The Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection includes pieces worn by royals from George III and Victoria to Diana and the Queen.
 
Share
At Ginger Hill, the Rodriguezes create an idyllic garden getaway that brings generations of their family together.
 
Share
Chris Granlund, an executive producer on the new documentary Margaret: A Rebel Princess, shares why we're still so fascinated by the Queen's late sister.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US