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Lanai's Natalia Zobel, Bianca Zobel, And Maria Parsons On The Cover Of Metro Society's Arts And Culture Issue

The arresting, impressive women behind lifestyle and events styling brand LANAI, Natalia Zobel, Bianca Zobel, and Maria Parsons, grace the cover of Metro Society’s Arts and Culture issue

Just in time for the National Arts Month (NAM), Metro Society presents the Arts and Culture issue, as the magazine commemorates and pay homage to Filipino artistry in all forms. Within its pages, get inspired with dazzling displays of flower arrangements, eye-catching vignettes, elegant table settings, and stand-out styling, not to mention the fascinating artworks (and the genius artists behind them) that await your discovery.

On the cover are the women behind LANAI, Natalia Zobel, Bianca Zobel, and Maria Parsons, who have evolved their brand so beautifully in a short span of time. The last time the magazine  had the privilege of having these women on the cover, not too long ago, it joined them in celebrating the launch of their store in The Alley at Karrivin Plaza. The boutique offers all that you may need for the home, flowers, clothing and accessories, and even houses a café—a true hodgepodge of lifestyle essentials that embody the brand’s boho meets chic trademark. These girls, childhood best friends, had created a space that felt much like an extension of their home, a space that continues to delight and inspire with its unique finds. Now, two years later, LANAI has branched out into event styling, a natural direction it may seem from its popular floral arrangements services, proving to be a formidable force in a buzzing, hot-right-now industry. Though relatively new to the events game, they have already brought to life some of society’s most memorable milestones, and have, without a doubt, more dazzling displays to come. Photographed by none other Mark Nicdao, dressed by Rex Atienza in LV’s most gorgeous frocks of the season, as well as some up-and-coming designers we love right now, and colorfully written by Leah Puyat—this is a cover feature not to be missed.
Following the beautiful cover story is an equally inspired feature on a different kind of artistry. Meet the new kind of art, event styling, and the creative geniuses behind the town’s most unforgettable celebrations. These days, going grand and going big when it comes to celebrations of life’s most magical milestones, there is no denying that it has truly become an art. Whether it’s a wedding, a shower, or a very special birthday, there are certainly no limits to the imagination. In these pages, get to know five of the industry’s most established talents: Gideon Hermosa, Teddy Manuel, Badang Rueda, Jo Claravall, and Nikki Chatto, as they take Metro Society through their signature styles and talk about their journeys to the top.
Also in this issue, raise a glass to some of the most fun parties that happened in the past months, namely the birthday of Grace Barbers-Baja in Hong Kong, and the nuptials of Isabel Lagdameo and Brendan Murphy. Turn to the Party Hopper sections and revel in the celebration of life and love. Afterwards, get first dibs on the signature black pepper crabs at Ministry of Crab as the awarded concept opens its second franchise outside of Sri Lanka in Shangri-La at the Fort, and sip on some cognac from Louis XIII by Remy Martin. A definite art-filled issue, wine and dine with Joanna Preysler and Raul Francisco at Provenance, as the gallery owners host a fabulous dinner for Metro Society and some of their favorite artists, captured by Tarzeer Pictures and Jar Concengco. With the upcoming Art Fair PH and several other art fairs happening around the metro this month, discover 11 artists to celebrate and take note of. In On The Verge, get up close and personal with artists Olivia D’Aboville, Liv Vinluan, MM Yu, Ryan Villamael, Christina Ramillo, Cos Zicarelli, Zean Cabangus, Nice Buenaventura, JC Jacinto, Jose Tence Ruiz, and Sir Oca Villamiel. In New Beauty, meet up-and-coming artist Paulina Luz Sotto as she talks about pursuing her true passions and carrying on a legacy from grandfather and National Artist Arturo Luz. In Polished and Pampered, take a private tour of the global headquarters of cult-favorite makeup brand Benefit Cosmetics in chilly San Francisco, and have a one-on-one beauty talk with Beautiqa’s Marv Nazareno-Miranda  as she tours the magazine through the fine new flagship store Vizcarra Pharmaceuticals has opened in Shangri-La Plaza’s Main Wing. All that, and so much more, await inside this inspired issue. 

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