Cris Albert’s Champagne Birthday;
Hoseki’s Knoi Esmane Wins International Award
FILA diva, Cris Albert recently celebrated her birthday at Opus, one of the favorite haunts of the stylish set. Eye-catching in her black Balenciaga, the effervescent Cris pampered her guests in her usual Moet & Chandon Rose’ fashion. The lounge was magically aglow with Ecuadorian roses and tall gothic-like candles, and what better way to set the champagne mood, than with the cool sounds of Sinatra in the background.
The opulent menu to match, included twice baked gorgonzola souffle, beef carpaccio, quail and bacon delight, pan roasted Chilean sea bass, duck a la orange and the succulent rib eye with truffled mashed potato specially prepared by Chef Carlo Miguel.
Innovative Filipino designer Knoi Esmane of Hoseki Jewelry Art, recently won not one, but two Silver Awards at the 8th International South Sea Pearl Jewelry Design Competition. With him during the award ceremonies were Hoseki founder Faico Co and corporate affairs director Zabeth Co. The event coincided with the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show. Among the more than 700 entries around the globe, Esmane’s pieces titled, “Genesis Brooch” and the “Eternal Love Necklace” garnered the Silver awards. Knoi’s cutting-edge creativity has won him a total of five major international awards and nine international merit awards.