This August is an exciting month, as we have a multitude of exciting stories to tell. On our digital cover, we have Alice Reyes, the spirited founder of Ballet Philippines who is taking the dance company into its 50th year. T&C is also celebrating beauty and agelessness this month so keep an eye out for this month’s Luxury Beauty Awards. From the newest dining spot in Metro Manila to the story behind the world’s first paparazzi photo, here are our must-read features for the month:
National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes, founder and current artistic director of Ballet Philippines, is every bit the individual you’d expect her to be. Reyes has not only spent years perfecting her craft but has also established a reputable institution that hones it in aspiring dancers. This is how her storied career in dance began and how it continues.
Ballet Philippines' season opener Swan Lake will run at CCP from August 30 to September 8. For tickets and more information, visit ballet.ph.
Long before it began to receive guests in early July, the Elbert Cuenca-directed dining concept, Miko Calo-led kitchen, and Alain Borgers-refined undertaking, was already the talk of the town, and then some. Get to know the hottest new restaurant in town and what gastronomic wonders it has to offer.
Great things are still to come for Valenzuela School of Mathematics and Science (ValMaSci) valedictorian CJ Quines, who is off to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall. Accolades and awards aside, CJ is a hard-working student who genuinely fosters his passion for math and coding. One thing we’re sure of is we can expect more astonishing feats from this Bright Young Achiever.
The Truly Rich Lady enlightens readers with a lesson on how all young professionals should conduct themselves on social media. From hiding the weird stuff to keeping mum on your opinions of the company, this guide offers valuable lessons on soft skills you may not have learned in grad school.
The co-founder of Rustan’s Department Store, “Lolo Benny” Tantoco welcomes his great-great-granddaughter Gianna Noelle, with a smile in this sweet family snapshot. The first child of Nicole Tantoco de los Reyes, little Gianna is surrounded with love from members of the Tantoco family.
T&C experts are here to help make sure you dressed to the nines at your next event, be it summer cocktail or fancy cocktail attire. Gone are the days when the little black dress was your free pass for those pre-dinner parties. Here we outline everything you need to know and what you need to wear for any cocktail occasion.
With wedding season in full swing, T&C takes a look back at the most eccentric, extravagant, and unique weddings from the past century. These couples took their own spin on the traditional storybook wedding and transformed venues, dresses, and cakes to suit their own style. Whether or not you're planning a wedding of your own, these couples will teach you a thing or two about character.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria became the muse of the first paparazzi photo dating back to 1879. She was a celebrity much like those the public admire today. Learn more about the eccentric yet melancholic life of the empress here.