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…

DRESSED TO EMPRESS

DRESSED TO EMPRESS  In our post-modern society, a particularly interesting fact is that themed events have been trending. There is a limitless appetite for creating alternative re­alities, and it’s no surprise that con­sul to Guatemala Mellie Ablaza had  transported us once again into a magical universe, recreating multiple dimensions, like Shanghai’s palace of grandeur. Accessories…

Having a Ball with Tina Jacinto

Having a Ball with Tina Jacinto Manila Bulletin’s society columnist celebrates a decade of living and writing about the good life For 10 years now, Tina Hidalgo-Jacinto has kept the ball rolling. Every Sunday, on the Lifestyle pages of the Manila Bulletin, she with her husband, the portraitist Rupert Jacinto, has brought us to the…

A Magical Evening with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra A Tribute Concert to Senator Edgardo Angara

  A Magical Evening with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra                 A Tribute Concert to Senator Edgardo Angara The illustrious Senator Edgardo Javier Angara, who established the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. in 1985, was recently accorded a special tribute by the PPO that he created, in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and…

Elegant Filipina

Elegant Filipina ‘TingTing’s List: The Elegant Filipina’ represents admirable figures of womanhood where elegance is keynote, headed by two women of beauty and refinement themselves – Consul general Fortune Ledesma and TingTing Cojuangco.  It was an epic moment for my hubby Rupert when Harper’s Bazaar‘s “100 Most Beautiful Women in the World”, TingTing de los…

THE Elegant Filipina

THE Elegant Filipina  Ti n g T i n g ’ s List: The Ele­gant Filipina” represents ad­mirable figures of womanhood where elegance is keynote. It is headed by two women of beauty and refinement t h e m s e l v e s — Consul Gen­eral Fortune Ledesma and TingTing Co­juangco. It was…

Miss Universe’ Birthday Dinner at Home

Miss Universe’ Birthday Dinner at Home At her beautifully well-appointed condo done in modernist aesthetics and with a panoramic view of the city, former Miss Universe and current president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Margie Moran Floirendo was an image of a woman who does what she loves, and loves what she does. …

OLD WORLD GLAMOUR

OLD WORLD GLAMOUR  Tadashi’s designs exude the essence of the female form, always flattering the feminine figure. Impressive craftsmanship as well as artistic em­bellishment has made him the favorite of celebrities and women dressed for red carpet events. The Tadashi lifestyle brand is found at major department stores in the US, China, and the Mid­dle…

A Magical Evening

A Magical Evening The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra pays tribute to Sen.Edgardo Angara The illustrious senator Ed­gardo Javier Angara, who established the Philippine Phil­harmonic Orchestra (PPO) Society Inc. in 1985, was recently accorded a spe­cial tribute by the PPO, in cooperation with the Cul­tural Center of the Philip­pines (CCP) and the Uni­versity of the Philippines. Philippine…

HAVING A BALL BOOK TO BE LAUNCHED AT CITY OF DREAMS

With “Don’t Miss the Mo­ment” as my personal mot­to, my dream come true—a massive 250-page coffee table book entitled Having a Ball: A Decade of Celebrations— will soon be launched. This is in celebration of my 10 years as resident society col­umnist of this paper. A door opened when dear friend, City of Dreams (C.O.D.)…

LATIN NIGHT

LATIN NIGHT Manila’s sought-after mas­ter of ceremony Johnny Litton scored another success with a Latin American-themed birthday party at the Grand Ballroom of The Bellevue Manila. A gentle­man with a big heart and an incredible sense of hu­mor, Johnny continues to celebrate each year with dazzling concepts. It drew the A-list revellers from the diplomatic,…

THE FAAABVLOUS GIFT OF LIFE

People love birthday parties. There’s always a sense of sharing and bonding, a cel­ebration of the art of living—of living the good life. For his birthday, “Pho­tographer to the Faaabv­lous” exhibits Rupert Ja­cinto, we whipped up an intimate dinner at home, brightened by a collection of modern art and with the Makati skyline adding to…