COCKTAILS AT TIFFANY’S

COCKTAILS AT TIFFANY’S If you can so indulge, do it in style”—Lauren de Carlo. H a v i n g lived in New York a few decades back, during my young and carefree days, I had my share of Holly Golightly moments. One spring weekend, I woke up early, brushed aside all apprehensions, put on…

Faaabvlous At 10

Faaabvlous At 10   How creative can you get when you just curate? You need the surprises. There has to be an element of surprise.” said John Galliano, out­standing and famous in the world of elegance and fabu­lousity. Having been be­stowed the title of “Pho­tographer to the Faaabu­lous” by no less than The Washington Post,…

Child Protection Network 2019: More Fun in Giving

Child Protection Network 2019: More Fun in Giving The saying “None of us is as good as all of us” aptly applies to the formidable group led by the leading light of Child Protection Network president Irene Martel Francisco who has made this fundraiser a yearly success. Taking major leaps, Irene made headlines with her…

Luxury in an Unparalleled Service: The Peninsula Manila

Luxury in an Unparalleled Service: The Peninsula Manila It’s nothing short of monumental when a luxurious, landmark hotel, known for its unparalleled service, reaps the most prestigious international award, – the ‘Oscar’ of the travel world – the Forbes Travel Guide.  As the sun had set over Makati a few evenings ago, The Peninsula Manila’s…

Finest in Dining and Wining

Finest in Dining and Wining The Philippines continually embraces new influences and exciting developments in living la dolce vita, and one that we cheerfully welcome is the restaurant boom. There is no better way to discover the latest and the best dining hot spots, or learn of the finest in culinary art and expertise than…

THE PHILIPPINES YEARBOOK 2019

THE PHILIPPINES  YEARBOOK  2019 In this world we live in, individuals with a passion for noble undertakings leave a mark or a legacy beyond one’s lifetime. Dr Jimmy Go Puan Seng, founder of The Fookien Times in 1936, continues print to this day, making it one of the longest-running-publications; now known as The Philippines Yearbook….

CELEBRATIONS WITH A PASSION: Cecile Licad: I love Chopin & My Memorable Champagne Birthday Celebration

CELEBRATIONS WITH A PASSION:                   Cecile Licad:  I love Chopin  &  My Memorable Champagne Birthday Celebration An all-Chopin solo piano performance by Leventritt Gold Medal concert pianist Cecile Licad delighted the guests at the Manila Polo Club’s main lounge. Filled to a full house, the sublimely relaxed evening was set in a graceful and captivating…

CELEBRATIONS WITH PASSION

CELEBRATIONS WITH PASSION An all-Chopin solo piano per­formance by Leventritt Gold Medal concert pianist Cecile Licad delighted the guests at the Manila Polo Club’s main lounge. Filled to a full house, the sublimely relaxed evening was set in a graceful and captivating Chopin mood, with Cecile’s music transporting me back to distant places, like walking…

Avant Garde in Black and White

Avant Garde in Black and White Opulent and powerful was the new mood at the recent Faaabvlous Fab Gala and photog­raphy exhibit, held recently at The Peninsula Manila’s Rigodon Ballroom and at the Gallery. International portrait photographer Ru­pert Jacinto’s Faaabvlous is always on the move, continuously evolving with his art and seeking new grounds. But…

PASSION FORWARD

PASSION FORWARD  Successful entrepreneurs, compa­ny-builders, and CEO’s are pas­sionate about their work, and the perfect case in point is Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI), the Philippines’ foremost and premier luxury retailer. A-Listers from the dip­lomatic, business, government, and the society world gath­ered together for SSI group’s incredible 30th anniversary to celebrate SSI #PassionFor­ward, an advocacy campaign…

A Whimsical Dinner Extravaganza Like No Other A one-of-a-kind gala of phantasmagoria hosted by Hermès

A Whimsical Dinner Extravaganza Like No Other A one-of-a-kind gala of phantasmagoria hosted by Hermès Anticipation mounted on the Hermès-themed dinner, ‘”Let’s play.” The gala was a much sought-after event, an evening of the unexpected—glorious and grandiose, fun and exciting. Set­ting the standard for perfection and de­sign, the incomparable Hermès coun­try manager Mario Katigbak truly…

Fun and Advocacy Philippine Tatler’s 17th Anniversary Ball

Fun and Advocacy Philippine Tatler’s 17th Anniversary Ball  Individuals whose influence has contributed to a better world deserve to be recognized. Once again, it was party time with the lead figures of Philippine Tatler— managing director Irene Martel Francisco, editor-in-chief Anton San Diego, and Tatler Traveller editor Mia Borromeo. They have found the balance between…