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Words From Adora 

EDITOR'S NOTE

Adora was founded on the vision of “Everyday Wonders,” that is, to make the everyday beautiful, the simple extraordinary, and the humdrum inspiring.  This vision was laid as the foundation for the conception of Adora in 2008 by our founder.  This vision continues to propel the organization to keep raising the bar in bringing awe and inspiration to the lives of our customers. Adora believes that the Filipinos deserve the best service the world has to offer, continuing to find new ways to upgrade this service in a way that is relevant to the times and authentic in its sensibilities.
 
Today, we are proud to unveil our latest service offering to you⁠—The Wonder Journal.  This editorial is a delight for your senses.  A journey for your imagination.  A springboard for creative ideas.  It takes you out of the mundane and transports you to panoramas and vistas, intimate spaces and private places.  In our world rife with disorder, depressing news, and negative views, it is our hope that you will feel uplifted and inspired as you go through the monthly issues of The Wonder Journal.
 
Whether you take a moment as you enjoy your morning coffee, or take a break from a stressful workday, or read it to relax before sleeping, let The Wonder Journal enrapture you, albeit momentarily, to where your imagination and spirit lift to a world of wonders.
 
We hope you enjoy readers! 
 
 Sincerely, 

The Adora Team 

Home Is An Oasis

Photograph by Sofie Sykfont | Client Tarkett

Minimalist Havens Designed by Sarah Widman

HOME

Sarah Widman, co-founder and creative director at Creative Unit Studio based in Gothenberg, Sweden, specializes in cultivating a sleek, Scandinavian approach in both interior design and commercial campaigns. A mastermind of producing refined simplicity, she executes design conceptualization and interior styling in order to encapsulate storytelling within interior spaces.

Photograph by Sonny Thakur

Sonny Thakur In The Kitchen

LIFESTYLE

Hands deep in spices, Sonny Thakur and his mother Priya have been seizing the day by whipping up some mango pickles for friends.  This uncertain time has taught everyone, including them, to cope and find pleasure in different ways. We sat down to chat with Sonny as he relived old memories and shared his thoughts about the marriage between food and photography and his latest adventures into home cooking. 
 

Photograph by Ricardo Bassetti | Casa Biblioteca

Casa Biblioteca

HOME

Hidden in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, in a small town called Vinhedo, is a glass-walled house. Casa Biblioteca is swallowed by green, and is surrounded by one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Located just north of São Paulo, the private space is a getaway from the chaos of the city, a sanctuary for the introverted.
 

Photograph by Katrina Razon 

Meditation Through Body Movement

LIFESTYLE

Yoga is not a one-size-fits-all model—the magic happens when you find the Yoga system that resonates most with you. Blissology is about tuning in to our innermost place of deep kindness and letting that be our guide in our Yoga practice. But it does not end there.

Photograph from NC Design and Architecture Limited

Youtube's Hidden Gems

LIFESTYLE

As we’re faced with the prospect of spending more time indoors, adapting to a “new normal” has compelled us to look for comfort in our homes. We believe a home oasis is not only about the physical space but how time is spent there.

Photograph by Craig Milran | String of Pearl

Craig Milran’s Haven Of Greens

GREENHOUSE

Craig Miller-Randle celebrates nature by creating interior green paradises. He is the founder and creative director of the contemporary furniture company, MRD Home, but is most known for his obsession with plants.

Adora is a department store in Manila that opened in 2008. It features an exclusive mix of brands, from premium to off-pitch, with an intimacy and focus totally fresh to the Philippines. Adora is Manila’s most inspirational center of fashion, beauty, accessories, and jewelry. 

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