Mulberry Door’s Trish Panlilio collaborates with Hindy Weber, Jeannie Javelosa & Jenny Yrasuegi on a series of dinners for a cause. Most restaurants, when celebrating an anniversary, will either hold a big party or have special promos for diners. Supermodel-turned-restaurateur Trish Panlilio wanted something different to mark her restaurant Mulberry Door’s second year in the food biz. “I opened Mulberry on May 17, which was the birthday of my Mom (the late jeweler Fe Panlilio),” Trish says. “Last year we had a really big celebration because we turned one, so this year I thought instead of doing the same thing, maybe something more relevant. So it’s all about women empowerment and just really promoting local.” An empowered local entrepreneur herself who founded catering service NawwTy’s Kitchen before opening Mulberry Door, Trish happened to be friends with three women who embodied those very same qualities — Hindy Weber of Holy … [Read more...] about When Nawwty is Nice
By Kate Carraway Special to the Star Sun., May 5, 2019 A side effect of the twin social trends of vulnerability and empathy is that how we talk about ourselves has changed. So, how we talk about each other has changed, too. Women, especially, who have experienced this shift in collective consciousness will have noticed that gossiping has fallen out of favour, right alongside conventional dairy products and untracked screen time. The wellness movement, encouraged by social media, has been all about being our best, or at least most honest, selves. Consider: author and now Netflix star Brené Brown’s popular work on shame; the ubiquity of crowdfunding; those long, long Instagram captions documenting every kind of daily, familiar pain that was previously kept private; Wine Moms making jokey Facebook memes about their bad parenting; corporations acknowledging their own failures, even if they’re embracing vulnerability as a marketing strategy. … [Read more...] about Deciphering good gossip from bad
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Fri., May 3, 2019 Bumped into Nikita Soshnikov over at the Coca-Cola Coliseum on Thursday (as you might have surmised from this story about Egor Korshkov). Sosh looked good. He’s working out on his own, starting to get ready for next year. He figures he’s going back to the KHL – maybe St. Petersburg -- after things didn’t work out for him in the NHL. There was real hype – and hope – for him. He remembers it, and believed it and in himself. He was terrific his first call-up (two goals, three assists in 11 games) at the end of the 2015-16 season. “I had a lot of ice time, I had a lot of confidence,” he said. “It’s all confidence. The coach trusts you. You feel good. You’re going to play. But injuries. You have to find a way to stay healthy.” A concussion and a neck injury cost him playing time in Toronto. He was traded to St. Louis. He suffered a concussion in … [Read more...] about Mailbag: Whatever happened to Nikita Soshnikov?
MANILA, Philippines — Dr. Evan Antin has been dubbed Sexiest Beast Charmer and World’s Hottest Animal Doctor. But beyond such labels and screen-friendly looks is a 13-year work history dedicated to animal welfare and wildlife conservation. The 34-year-old, L.A.-based veterinarian and social media star is expanding the platform for his passion and advocacy via television. He goes on culturally-enriching trips and exciting rescue missions for some of the world’s most endangered and exotic creatures, including Palawan’s water monitor lizards and bearcats or binturongs, in his first-ever series Evan Goes Wild, premiering May 13, 8:05 p.m. on Animal Planet. The STAR interviewed Evan last Monday, ahead of the show’s pilot episode, to discuss his visit to the island-province of Palawan, which is also known as the Philippines’ “last biodiversity frontier.” He has been to the country three times, with the latest for Evan Goes Wild. … [Read more...] about Evan goes wild over Palawan wildlife
By Dave Feschuk Sports Columnist Sun., April 28, 2019 The instinct always seems correct. Talent wins in pro sports — especially the flow games like basketball and hockey where a chess master like Bill Belichick can’t consistently win by outwitting. And since talent never seems to come cheap, it only makes sense that talent gets paid — handsomely, if need be. So when you think about the individual decisions to sign the Maple Leafs’ top players, it’s tough to assail any one of them as completely out of touch. William Nylander’s contract is the easy target. But with a cap hit of $6.9 million (all figures U.S.) in the years to come — with a seven-goal season in the rear-view — this might not be the ideal moment to analyze the deal’s merits. Ontario’s premier promised Buck-a-Beer. Surely one of Ontario’s premier right wingers will eventually see fit to produce at a rate beyond A Million-Bucks-a-Goal. … [Read more...] about Why the Leafs have to win salary showdown with Marner