There is an old Vaudeville saying: ‘‘If you’re not appearing, you’re disappearing.’’ Our radio silence for the past 4 months might have led a handful of readers to believe that we are finally scrapping ViTRINE off our do-list at 72 Smalldive. The hiatus of ViTRINE was due to an expected flow of work from our online partnership with Amazon UK, and as well as a lack of a probable answer as to how ViTRINE should grow as a monthly newsletter in coherence with […]
Spring is here and with it comes physical awakening. This season is our opportunity to begin again, putting our resolutions into action. I always felt that this is a season which allows me the opportunity to reflect and update my emotional and spiritual profile, so that I am ready to learn, to enjoy new experiences and to take on new possibilities.
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Readers with skeptical views about love and Valentine’s Day may wish to know that love, like healthy bean sprouts, may be cultivated…through meaningful and engaging questions.
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With the passing of the longest night in 2014, looking forward to all things bright and positive for the new year holds a special meaning…especially when the United Nations (UN) General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light.
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Contrary to Andy William’s Christmas tune, December may just well be the most stressful time of the year. Gift shopping, juggling company and personal dinner parties, nagging thoughts about not reaching one’s goals; all these and many other issues could easily dampen our mood…only if we let them. In this December issue we highlight some news-worthy articles on food in our Living and Dining segment, 10 interesting TED videos, and talks that should not be missed, as part of our countdown to 2015. We […]
Autumn is my favourite season of the year. This is the time when farmers’ markets are abundant with a great variety of produce that are rich in flavours and colours. I also enjoy a bike trip to the countryside to observe the divine process of nature preparing itself for the colder days to come. This is also a season where museums will be putting on new schedules of public programs and exhibitions. In this issue, we gave some thoughts to how we […]
The summer of 2014 exploded with endless catastrophic news and many of these unfortunate incidents will continue to linger through the autumn months. To make a stand against violence and injustice, it is necessary that we do not shield ourselves from ‘bad’ news. Nonetheless we should not be inundated with information as to become blasé. We need to protect ourselves so that we may protect our world. In this issue, ViTRINE celebrates humanity as a means to slowing down. While top seed players were vying […]
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As this issue is published online, many of us might have already left for our summer vacation. Wherever you are, we wish you a safe and pleasant journey. For those who have decided to ‘stay home’ to avoid this peak holiday season, inviting friends who are also in town, to your home for a casual meal may be a great way to spend the long summer days. ViTRINE’s Dining and Living has a couple of healthy light rice salad dishes that you […]
The World Cup takes the global center stage this month. With the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, the national soccer teams are not the only ones competing for the trophy. Shakira and Pitbull are also facing each other for the title of the greatest hit to become the song associated with the tournament. ViTRINE’s takes a step down memory lane to re-listen to the hits and misses of official theme songs of past World Cup tournaments. Lacking time for sleep and […]
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Summer season often poses many lifestyle challenges, which is why we at ViTRINE have decided to whip up a Summer Fête Special Issue, a suvivor’s guide to living and socializing well during the hotter months.
Between March and April 2014, there were several back to back events at 72 Smalldive that led to our absence at ViTRINE. We are back this month, continuing with our feel good theme with Frank Sinatra’s ever popular karaoke hit My Way as our inspiration. Hence we had our writer Isabel find out how style icon Iris Apfel leads the league of taste makers in liberating our thoughts on what is truly fashion and style. ViTRINE also met three young and […]
In this issue we take on the subject of grooming and forms; both requiring efforts to maintain and are crucial to help us stay positive about ourselves. On Trend, we share with our readers GQ.com’s tips on beard grooming. Award winning product designer Ronald Scliar opens up on Tete-a-Tete explaining why he believe harmonious forms play a key role in evoking happiness. Taking advantage of the cold winter months, the ViTRINE team cooked up a couple more winter comfort dishes with mushrooms as the main […]
In 2014 ViTRINE editorial team has adopted the topic ‘Feeling Good’ as our recurring subject for our lifestyle blog. We would also like our readers to join us in keeping this theme of feeling good as a resolution for the year 2014. We live in an era where individualism ranks high in many people’s priority, ostensibly having ‘feeling good’ as a resolution would not be a difficult task to upkeep. As familiar as it may seem, ViTRINE would like to […]