2014 Archive

The anti-shampoo

The anti-shampoo

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

More and more women of late are embracing dry shampoo – a styling product that absorbs oil and gives hair texture in between washes. But a new age of “unshampooing” has transpired in the past few months: cream hair cleansers. At a salon the other week, I came across a product by the Macadamia Natural Oil hair line, Flawless Cleansing Conditioner – a product that supposedly cleanses, conditions, provides style control and... Read More

When in Bath: Crumpet vs. scone

When in Bath: Crumpet vs. scone

Posted by MJC. Filed under Editor's Picks

In some of the Victorian era novels I read, I would always come across a snack called crumpets, and I assumed they were just like scones, since they were taken with tea as well. I rarely saw crumpets on the menu in the city, but on a trip to Bath, my friend Alex treated me to brunch at The Grand Pump Room – with the restaurant’s Austen-esque, old-world vibe, what... Read More

When in London: Atelier Josh Wood

When in London: Atelier Josh Wood

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

Let me begin this post by sharing that it seems to be becoming a bad habit of mine that whenever I make a trip somewhere, I try a new haircut. The last one, in Seoul, had not-so-good results and needed the intervention of my go-to hairstylist here in Manila, Chiyo Tagami of Sei Salon. The layers of that cut, Chiyo said, may have looked nice with Korea’s cool weather at... Read More

When in London: Matisse Sunday lates at The Tate Modern

When in London: Matisse Sunday lates at The Tate Modern

Posted by MJC. Filed under Editor's Picks

The name Matisse needs no introduction in the art world. A leading figure in modern art, Henri Matisse was famous for paintings such as The Yellow Curtain, Still Life With Geraniums and La Danse. If you happen to be in London, don’t miss the ongoing Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern, which explores the artist’s final chapter in his career. In the early 40s, ill health prevented the... Read More

When in London: Serpentine Pavilion 2014 by Smiljan Radić

When in London: Serpentine Pavilion 2014 by Smiljan Radić

Posted by MJC. Filed under Editor's Picks

In case you happen to take a stroll around Kensington Gardens in London, you’ll notice that an alien-looking ship has somehow landed on Serpentine’s lawn. The bulbous-looking structure, however, was conceptualized by non other than Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, the least-known among other global designers who have been invited for the past 14 years for this experimental annual commission. Raised up from the ground over a series of rugged quarry... Read More