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Summer Work Wear

It's still too hot, hot, hot! For working women who have to dress up every day in suits and skirts, the oppressive heat can be quite a challenge when it comes to dressing options. How can one put on a suit jacket, for instance, when the temperature's way up the scales?...

A Whiff of the Highlands in White Plains

With the oppressive heat of summer, everybody dreams of nippy weather with thoughts of Baguio immediately coming to mind. Sweater weather, pine trees, strawberries as red as rubies, and a strong cup of Sagada coffee – these are some of the elements that make a visit to the country's summer...

A Portobello Summer

It's the season for dialing down, wandering about town, and enjoying the sunshiny weather. With clear skies and absolutely no chance of rain, it is the perfect time to walk down the cobbled streets of heritage destinations like the town of Vigan in Ilocos or Las Casas de Acuzar in Bataan,...

Some Kind of Wonderful is El Nido

We are extremely fortunate in that anywhere we maybe in the country, the beach is but a few hours away. The folks of El Nido, however, are not merely fortunate, they are infinitely blessed. White sand beaches and limestone cliffs are the stuff of ordinary to them. But to visitors who have but a few...

2017's COLOR OF THE YEAR

You don't have to go out and buy everything green. Here's how to incorporate 2017's Color of the Year in your life. It's about time we pay homage to nature, yes?...

THE KATRE LIVING ROOM

Last August 12, 2016, Katre kicked off the launch of it's new showroom dubbed as "The Katre Living Room" to press, celebrities, and VIPs. It was a celebration of friendship, creativity, and Filipino craftsmanship...

How to organize bits and pieces

There is no doubt that we need a semblance of organization in our lives or at least, some of our things…to make life more manageable. Baby steps...

Places to Unplug

Sometimes, the antidote to the busy and frenetic city life is simple: to get away for a weekend (or a three-day weekend) and recharge with nature. But where do you begin?

BTS: STORY OF OUR ARTISANS

Your Katre handbag will not come to life if it weren't for dedicated craftsmen. Get to know the artisans, both seniors in the field, who make it happen...

WOMAN WE LOVE: HANNAH WING

Makeup artist, author, lecturer and NASMAH member, HANNAH WING talks about her passion for the arts, the 40s, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Hannah is a self-taught British makeup artist who specializes in vintage looks and is also trained at special effects makeup. Here, she exclusively talks to us...