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Illustrado Stuff Issue 11: Ettinger Sterling Billfold Wallet, Oud Satin Mood, Tweezerman



Illustrado Stuff Issue 11: Ettinger Sterling Billfold Wallet, Oud Satin Mood, Tweezerman


Money can’t make you happy, but sometimes you just gotta have stuff.  Check out these very Illustrado sundry perfect for any boy or gentleman.


ettinger-sterling-turquoise-billfold-wallet-with-6-cc-2Ettinger Sterling Billfold Wallet in Turquoise

There is no more compelling guy than the guy who knows how to understate before he overstates. This wallet is THAT guy. Business outside, party inside! Clean and sleek on the approach, and then wins you over with just the right dollop of madness and of irreverence. Get it at, or at Bloomingdales and and Harvey Nichols in Dubai.


mfk-oud-satin-mood-bottleMaison Francis Kurkdjian: Oud Satin Mood

Oud is a lost concept amongst most Filipinos – which is a tragedy, because it’s actually one of the most enthralling and memorable scents around. Not a lot of Pinoy guys can carry it, because not a lot of them know how to. Firstly, you can’t just splash it on like you would your normal colognes. A little bit of it goes a long way. And if you really must try this scent, look for the best quality for your money. Case in point: Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Oud Satin Mood. Sophisticated and entoxicating, but approachable enough even for those who did not grow up in the Middle East. Get it at


essential grooming kitTweezerman Essential Grooming Kit

Because honestly, can you really trust a guy to put together a grooming kit from scratch? #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat. Take the guess work out of grooming with this all-in-one grooming kit from Tweezerman. It comes with a pair of tweezers, facial hair scissors, nail clippers, and a multi-use nail tool combining cuticle pusher, nail cleaner and built-in nickel abrader for filing nails. Best of all, it comes in a smart little leather package. Available at Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Debenhams and Areej stores across the UAE. 


black mirrorBlack Mirror

The universe’s best content all whirl around and gather towards the singularity that is Netflix, and at the centre of that maelstrom of awesomeness is Black Mirror – a series of self-contained satires, exploring humanity’s relationship with technology. It’s an odd, eerie, disturbing hybrid of The Twilight Zone and The Matrix. And what makes the show so enthralling is that the themes are never whimsical nor fantastic. It takes the gadgets and gizmos that we already have, pairs it with what we all know about human nature, and paints over the lot with a big “What If?” Catch it on Netflix, ASAP.

Illustrado Stuff Issue 11: Ettinger Sterling Billfold Wallet, Oud Satin Mood, Tweezerman


friday brunchFriday Brunch Buffet at JW Marriot Hotel, Deira

A #TeamIllustrado Friday can only mean one of two things: either a.) we’re in a photoshoot, or b.) we’re stuffing our faces over brunch. 98% of the time, it’s the brunch. So trust our authority when we say that the Friday Brunch Buffet at JW Marriot Hotel in Deira, Dubai is one of the best gastronomic experiences you can ever have on a lazy weekend afternoon. The selection is huge, the dishes are cooked masterfully, and at AED295 per head with soft beverages, it represents great value, especially for families. For enquiries and reservation, please call +971 (0) 4 607 7977, send an email to, or


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From the Middle East to the rest of the world, IllustradoLife shares the stories of Filipinos expats from around the world, providing a global venue championing the world class Filipino. IllustradoLife features articles on fashion and beauty, travel, lifestyle, business, events and other topics of interest to the international Filipino community from its mother publication, Illustrado Magazine.

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