Patek Philippe unveils 3 new models

WHEN Patek Philippe launched its first exclusively feminine collection in 1999, it had the busy lives of modern active women in mind — refined, elegant independent women. As such, the Twenty~4 was born; a watch with an assertive personality and an asset to every occasion whether it be at work, at home, or during leisure activities. It is a watch that embodies timeless style complementing fashionable business clothes as well as elegant eveningwear. Patek Philippe has developed three new models for its Twenty~4 collection. The “manchette” or cuff-style models with quartz movements now include a new version in rose gold with a chocolate-brown sunburst dial. The Twenty~4 Automatic, in a round case, offers two new models, one in steel adorned with an olive-green sunburst dial, the other in rose gold, its dial gilded with a rose-gold sunburst. 

Uniqlo to expand its Evia store

JAPANESE global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, will be expanding its Evia store in Evia Lifestyle Center in Las Piñas City starting this month. The expansion aims to bring more shopping convenience and accessibility to its customers. Located at the ground level of the Evia Lifestyle Center, the store was closed on  Feb. 1 for renovations and developments. From 660 square meters, the store will be scaled up to 1,878 square meters selling space and will offer the complete LifeWear collection for men’s, women’s, kids and babies. The number of parking slots will also increase to 1,150, from 500. The UNIQLO Evia Store is set to reopen on April 30. For more updates, visit the UNIQLO Philippines’ website at

Applications for Lush Spring Prize now open

THE LUSH Spring Prize has opened its virtual doors to applications from around the world. As a biennial £200,000 fund, the Spring Prize welcomes applications from any group working to regenerate environmental and/or social systems. Groups can apply in one of four categories: the Intentional Award for great new ideas and projects up to one year old, to help build knowledge and a solid foundation from which to grow; the Young Award for projects or organizations that are one to five years old, to help develop their environmental and social regeneration work; the Established Award for organizations that have worked towards regeneration for five or more years, to help share knowledge and inspire more people and ideas; and the Influence Award for local, national or international organizations and networks that have a core focus on campaigning or lobbying to influence policy, regulation, or public opinion in support of regeneration. The 2021 Spring Prize is also adding an option for groups to be nominated to apply. Those groups will then be invited to fill in an application form. People are invited to nominate groups from Feb. 5 until March 14. Groups can apply to the Spring Prize until March 31. Each prize year, the Spring Prize team welcomes one Lush customer onto the Spring Prize judging panel. This customer works with the other judges to choose the winners from a shortlist of around 50 Spring Prize applications. Lush customers can register their interest in joining the judging panel until Feb. 27. The Spring Prize has run for three cycles, and has welcomed over 700 applications from every continent apart from Antarctica. Previous winners have included the International Permaculture Education Network (IPEN) which works to increase the coherence and effectiveness of permaculture education globally; and Alianza Ceibo, which is composed of members from four indigenous nations in the western Amazon that are together building a holistic movement to prevent the destruction of their cultures and rainforest territories .