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When showbiz and society cross over...
True love: Even the walls of high society aren't high enough to prevent it. The former matinee idol and penis-painting mayor married model, Leyte haciendera, and incumbent congresswoman Lucy Torres in 1998. The country's pop princess married long-time beau, fellow actor Matteo Guidicelli in a super ...
 
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Isabel Palabyab, a doctor, and Chris Imperial, a businessman, exchanged binding marital vows before an altar of a Spanish chapel in September.
Isabel Palabyab, a doctor, and Chris Imperial, a businessman working in the trading and distribution industry, exchanged binding marital vows before an altar of a Spanish chapel in September. This was the culmination of a three-day celebration in Malaga, Spain, where family ...
 
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They exist in a strange limbo with each foot in different culture.
“Where are you from?” is the most dreaded question for Filipino third culture kids (TCK). The question can’t be answered with just one location. What usually follows is a long sigh and an even longer explanation listing the five to ten places ...
 
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Take a peek into their social media lives filled with double taps.
Beyond their powerful last names and wellsprings of resources, the next generation multimillionaires are proving to be the stars of their own shows, forging their own paths and making a name for themselves on Instagram and beyond.A post shared by Andrew Warren ...
 
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Elena Comendador and Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish take the reins as costume designer and choreographer, respectively.
Two young girls balance themselves on elevated beams, while a third swirls around them as romantic Spanish music swells in the background. All three dancers are engulfed in a white, floor-length fabric, muslin we later learn, and through their movements, the costumes ...
 
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The tycoon reveals his funny side during a talk with the photographer.
Jaime Zobel de Ayala is many things we already know—a philanthropist, an art enthusiast, and chairman of Ayala Corporation. But one casual evening at the Manila House revealed another side to the business tycoon: He is also a funnyman. Zobel de Ayala was ...
 
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Surprise performances by Maroon 5, parties hosted at a 27-story home, and a pre-wedding carnival in St. Moritz made the wedding extra special.
If you loved watching the extravagance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding last spring, then you must know that India celebrated its own version of the royal wedding last weekend.The groom is Akash Ambani, the 27-year-old son of Mukesh Ambani, ...
 
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After seeing the world, this genuine "super-hyphenate" has settled down and built a family.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...These are the magical words that first waken young minds to an idea of a world outside their own.  Perhaps it’s the exaggeration of distance that ignites the imagination or maybe it is ...
 
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Arts education, development, and appreciation have been three of the central points of Dindin’s career, a course that came naturally to her.
For the past 25 years, Dindin Araneta has built a career around the arts. After internships at the Smithsonian, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and at Guggenheim Museum, she etched her place in the Philippine art industry through ...
 
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Artists Maria Jeona Zoleta and Emmanuel d'Aboville's celebrate with an intimate wedding at home.
As an artist, Maria Jeona Zoleta has always exceeded expectations, through her unconventional creative process that usually leads to equally unconventional results. Her preference for breaking from tradition carried on to her nuptials with engineer and fellow artist Emmanuel d’Aboville. The two ...
 
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Eula Plana Tetangco weds Enrique Padilla Campos.
As Eula Plana Tetangco and Enrique Padilla Campos walked on the powdery white sand on the island of Siargao, an unsuspecting Eula turned around and saw Ikey on his knees, an encased diamond ring in hand.“I have never met anyone more caring ...
 
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How much of a difference does 10 years really make?
The latest craze to take over social media this week? The #10YearChallenge and other variations of it: '2009 vs. 2019' and 'How Hard Did Aging Hit You Challenge?' The throwback challenge has users posting photos of themselves from almost a decade ago ...
 
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Our annual list of men and women who are devoted to changing the country through philanthropy.
The generosity of these givers are shaping a better world. Here's what these philanthropists are doing to make a difference in the lives of people.Erramon Aboitiz, the CEO and president of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, also heads the Aboitiz Foundation. The foundation focuses ...
 
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These powerful duos are making big changes in the fields of education, transportation, beauty, art, and design.
When it comes to female representation in the workplace, Philippine firms continue to show they have no qualms about having a woman run the show. Data company Grant Thornton released its annual Women in Business report earlier in the year and it ...
 
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Akiko, now a wife and mother of three, is grateful for her many blessings.
Some of Akiko Thomson Guevara’s earliest childhood memories involve climbing trees in the backyard of their family home in Paco, Manila.“We all had so much energy,” Akiko says of her siblings, Julia and Josh, and herself. “I was a tomboy, definitely not ...
 
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We round up inspiring individuals who are shaking up the country—and by extension, the world—and doing amazing things in their respective fields of interest.
This month at Town & Country, we are celebrating the next generation of gamechangers—the so-called “millennials” who are well-informed and already racking up their own accomplishments. At the beginning of November, we released our annual list of Bright Young Things.There’s publisher, editor, ...
 
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Introducing our list of this year's Bright Young Things, who are defining their generation’s trajectory.
Community, connectivity, and collaboration.These are the words that we have heard over and over again from this year’s DownTown&Country set. A group of knowledgeable elite, these four meritocrats are chic and cool, politically informed and socially inclusive. They don’t just walk the ...
 
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Manners expert Emily Post naturally makes the list.
Who are the people, dead or alive, you would like to meet?At many parties, this question somehow manages to slip into the conversation, especially during a lull, as if moments of quiet automatically mean boring, and therefore dreadful, and thus a failure ...
 
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Get to know the families who built Manila as we know it today.
On February 16, 1892, social arbiter Ward McAllister published a list of 400 names which, by his definition, were the crème de la crème of New York society. The famed list was based on wealth, and included prominent members of the city’s ...
 
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The couple celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary in the bushes and salt pans of Botswana.
For their seventh wedding anniversary, Christian Gonzalez and Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez made sure to keep their spirit of adventure alive with another African safari.This time, they went to Botswana, a first for the frequent travelers. The couple made the most of their August holidays ...
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