Lifestyle Asia will be under a new editorship starting in August as it welcomes its new Editor-In-Chief Candice “Candy” Dizon. The title has become the authority in luxury living for over 30 years by telling stories of society’s personalities, art, culture, fashion, and the accouterments of refined and gracious living.
According to Dizon, being offered the position is a major challenge but she believes taking on big challenges offers the best rewards. “It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Lifestyle Asia family,” she shares.
Dizon is no stranger to the Philippine luxury scene being one of the country’s most renowned jewelers. Dizon was also a fashion contributor and columnist of Lifestyle Asia’s stablemate, and is a top columnist of OneMega.com (OMC).
“Lifestyle Asia is the oldest magazine in the country and has been led by well-respected editors since the beginning. With the brand’s new direction to go global, there are many tasks to be accomplished. I need someone dedicated to the brand to ensure our vision becomes a reality,” says Archie Carrasco, the CEO of One Mega Group.
“Candy has grown with Lifestyle Asia. She has been featured countless times in the magazine. One can say that Lifestyle Asia is genuinely in her DNA. Aside from her status in society and the industry, family background, and global connections, Candy is at a point in her life where she wants to give back and provide meaningful content, beyond luxury living, to the next generation.”
Carrasco believes the publication will soar higher on the global stage under Dizon’s leadership. “I am excited and looking forward to experiencing the title from a new perspective. It’s time for a Filipino magazine to be seen worldwide, and with Candy at the helm, Lifestyle Asia will be the pioneer,” he adds.
“Candy and her family have appeared in Lifestyle Asia numerous times and have grown up with the brand. Her experience and expertise in bespoke luxury pieces have allowed her mastery of what appeals to the market. Aside from her know-how in jewelry, her fine taste is innate and includes points of interest such as travel, fashion, and home— pillars that make up the brand,” says Peewee Isidro–Reyes, Vice President for Content of One Mega Group.
“Aside from this, she is also adept with the emerging youth and cuts across generations. She will definitely bring new energy to Lifestyle Asia. She is an accomplished creative who knows the value of meaningful storytelling and has a unique point of view. We are excited to see how she can take the brand further.”
As the new EIC, Dizon will continue the title’s pursuit of introducing people of substance and experiences that readers have yet to explore.