People do have high expectations of the dinner celebrations of the country’s first luxury magazine, Lifestyle Asia, with its original thematic events, in its efforts to be the first and the best. “RSVP Lifestyle Asia” a glitzy celebration of 29 years, was a significant occasion which opened with a huge bang and an unexpected surprise to everyone’s thrill. Held recently at the Grand Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, it was a Thanksgiving party for friends, patrons, and for the people who have contributed to its success. Sofitel resident manager Alfredo Denager with director of Marketing and Sales Alice Jenkins, and director of Public Relations Yasmine Hidalgo were on hand to welcome the well-heeled invitees. A Volvo dominated the anteroom of the ballroom where champagne was overflowing.
One of the forces behind the success of Lifestyle Asia is its editor in chief, the dynamic and energetic Anna Sobrepeña, who gave the opening remarks. At the end of her speech, Anna asked everyone to look back and lo and behold, panel doors parted, unveiling a spectacular array of Spiral’s legendary buffet. “Only the best of Spiral,” Anna chimed, and it was definitely a powerful visual statement. The tres chic guests donned happy faces as they headed for a multicourse thrill ride on the iconoclastic Spiral buffet, the delectable feast of which included: a raw bar of sashimi which nestled in a huge tuna; an overwhelming array of oysters laid out on an ice carving of a huge shell; smoked salmon with different spices; the freshest sushi; a fromage flight from the Spiral cheese mecca with a miniature Eiffel Tower and a towering ice-carving with a model pouring cocktails enthralled the chic set eliciting moans of delight. The classical and artful tablescapes were by famous florist Robert Blancafor.
With three decades of blessings, Lifestyle Asia has discovered a way of giving back via a generous donation to Vice President Leni Robredo’s chosen advocacy. Another highlight of the evening was the brand’s latest online platform: The launch of Lifestyle Asia.ph.
The after-dinner performance of crooner Jed Madela completed the enchanting evening. Major sponsors were: Volvo, Jo Malone London, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Arla, Titania Wine Cellar, and Coca-Cola.
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