Chocolate & Wine

History of Chocolates and the Roman Empire

Three thousand years ago, only the elite were able to get hold of chocolates. Back then this was a luxury item that only kings and queens could avail and it only came in the form of a chocolate drink. Today’s society still cannot get enough of it. It remains popular than ever and now comes in many forms like blocks, paste, liquid and powder. An Aztec woman preparing the cacao drink. The liquid was poured from a height to create a froth or foam on top. Public Domain History of Cacao…

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Business

The Future of Luxury is Asia

“Asia now equals luxury” – Kevin Ching, CEO, Sotheby’s Asia There is no stopping the rise of Asia and it is seen in the massive growth and development by Asian countries from China, Singapore, Malaysia and now the Philippines. Steady economic growth and continuous progress is expected as more digital transformations are afoot. 60% of the world’s luxury brand and service consumption is now happening in China, and the positive relationship between China and other Asian countries like the Philippines can only spell continuous flow of success for both parties involved. Consumers…

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Chocolate & Champagne

What Do Filipino Billionaires Drink?

Yes. You read it right, Filipino Billionaires. The Philippines has always been a rich country, despite being depicted as a poverty ridden country with numerous political strife and what not. The Philippines is actually the home of some of the ultra high net worth individuals. After all, why would the most expensive luxury resort in the world be located in the Philippines if there are no clients? The number of ultra high net worth individuals and high net worth individuals as well as Filipino CEO’s and Top executives has risen.…

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Chocolate & Wine

Growing number of ” Ultra Rich” Filipinos | Rise of Luxury Brands & Services

There will be more ultra-rich Filipinos by 2022. The ultra rich individuals are not the ones who simply own 10 luxury cars, and several mansions like Manny Pacquiao. Instead, there will be more Filipinos who will experience a global kind of wealth and a number of financial assets in different parts of the world. We are talking about ultra rich Filipinos who will have at least $50 million or 2.6 billion under their net assets. In a data released in 2017 by Moola Forum only 310 people belong to the…

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Chocolate & Wine

5 Ways to Know if Your Wine is Good

There is nothing more embarrassing that serving ridiculous tasting wine. Important gatherings, business meetings and festive occasions like wedding and Christmas holidays deserve the finest wines. Unfortunately, it is not easy to spot a good tasting wine just by looking at the bottle, but it always pays to know a little bit more than the average person when it comes to wine. 1. Aroma Wine experts would stick their nose in the glass and take a whiff. The aroma or the smell of the wine is one of the best…

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Chocolate & Champagne

What is Queen Elizabeth II’s Favorite Food?

When you are a Queen you get access to the best and fanciest food in the world. Everyday Queen Elizabeth browses through a leather bound menu with the latest meal suggestions for her by the royal family’s head chef, Mark Flanagan. Mark Flanagan is a British chef, and the personal chef of the Queen, he is also the head chef of the Royal Household. He succeeded Lionel Mann in 2002, and is now in charge of 50 people currently working at the court, they are in charge of all the…

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Business

The Rise of the Filipino Middle Class

By the year 2030 more Filipinos would have the ability to spend on varying goods and services. According to economists South East Asian nations like the Philippines will have a burgeoning middle class and by they year 2040 the buying power of Filipinos will surpass that of Italy’s middle class as the nation continue to grow in economic might. This is due to the fact that the Philippines has a growing tech savvy population and fast expanding digital economy. This is helping the wealth demographic increase, more and more tech…

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Wedding

4 Romantic and Creative Ways to Propose

We have compiled the 4 most romantic and creative ways to propose from various blogs and brands all over the world that have inspired us. Wedding proposals are full of emotions, and evoke good memories. Here are the designs that stood out on social media and reminds us of the luxury and wonderful moments that the power of generous love can create. 1.Southern Bell Wedding Proposal Concept Jessica Clinch shared her wedding photo shoot and inspired the world. The photo shoot they had for their wedding is perfect for a…

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Business

7 Habits of the Wealthy: How Rich People Think

What we do on a regular basis will determine our success later on in life. There is a reason why most rich families remain rich for eternity. There are habits that were passed down from one generation to another. This is the reason why the children of an Ayala or an Aboitiz continue being rich- there are certain habits of the wealthy. The elite are trained to think differently, the habits and mental patterns of the rich are well calculated. 1. Get Divine Inspiration and Guidance The most successful people…

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Business

7 Luxurious Women in History

What we know and understand about luxury and Aristocracy was created by historical figures and icons. They represent a dream, an aspiration, a movement and an eloquence of mind and body movement that we all aim to be. Here are 7 of the most powerful fashion and luxury icons that ever lived. 1.Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco Chanel” Gabrielle Bonheur also known as Coco Chanel is synonymous to luxury and high brow fashion. She remains to this day the number one female icon due to her revolutionary vision. Her eye for design…

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