PETRONA LIM AND HER LEGACY ON EDUCATION

PETRONA LIM AND HER LEGACY ON EDUCATION As a wise man once said, “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” Petrona B. Lim has a strong sense of purpose and pride.  She deserves only the best; and with family being the most important thing to…

The Royal Game of Polo

The Royal Game of Polo When it comes to sports, particularly the royal game of Polo, Manila Polo Club‘s Enrique Zobel Field is where the happening is; not merely on the field itself, but in the exciting production themes of the Fila Cup, not to mention the crowd of fashionistas, celebrities and polo enthusiasts that…

ART IN FORBES PARK; ART AT PINTO ART MUSEUM

ART IN FORBES PARK In today’s fast-paced world, Alan SyCip manages to balance work with his penchant for creativity. A passionate artist, he has carved out a niche, with his mastery of a style very much his own, and which has expanded through the years. Alan and his gracious wife, Marissa recently hosted a wine…

JEWELRY OF CHOICE

JEWELRY OF CHOICE Bvlgari has maintained the jewelry line of choice among women who exude graceful serenity. It seems to cast a spell of invisible strength, where Bvlgari jewels become a part of the wearer; an enchanting spell with its edgy and modern adornment.  The Sage at the Makati Shangri-la got more fashionable than usual…

Power of Pearl

Power of Pearl When one mentions rare and elegant pearls, what comes to mind are the golden South Sea pearls of Palawan. Such is Jewelmer‘s global reputation and reach of producing the world’s most lustrous cultured South Sea pearls and fine jewelry today.  Recently, Jewelmer, in collaboration with Tatler Philippines presented “Power of Pearl: The…

WALKING DOWN THE RUNWAY WITH DIPLOMATS

WALKING DOWN THE RUNWAY WITH DIPLOMATS   ‘Circle of Styles’, presented by the ‘Spouses of the Heads of Mission’ left an indelible mark of fun in fashion in Manila’s social world, with its focus on culture and philanthropy. The charity fashion show was presented in partnership with Resorts World Manila, represented by Stephen Reilly COO…

World record for Philippine Modern Art

World record for Philippine Modern Art With the interest in fine art bursting at the seams, Leon Gallery, in partnership with the Asian Cultural Council Philippines, featured an unparalleled selection of 150 lots ranging from furniture, religious paraphernalia, paintings, and recently expanded to include historical memorabilia. The chronicled archives were the letters of Andres Bonifacio…

In Honor of a Fashion Icon and In Honor of a Mother’s Culinary Heritage

In Honor of a Fashion Icon George Sison is a rare gem, ageless, ever dapper and possesses an air of regalness about him. Over the decades that Rupert and I have known George and over countless dinners, he has always celebrated his exquisitely elegant mother, Priscilla de la Fuente Sison.  Priscilla’s sense of style has…

A South African Holiday aboard the Crystal Symphony

A South African Holiday aboard the Crystal Symphony South Africa’s allure transports one to a world that is new and raw with its wilderness, sky and space.  Choosing to spend our Christmas holidays off the beaten track on board the world’s most awarded luxury liner, the Crystal Cruise, our South African holiday was a dream…

EASTER PARADE

   EASTER PARADE   The Society for Cultural Enrichment Inc.’s recent ‘Easter Parade’ dinner dance celebrated individualism. It was an event that expressed fashion geared towards one’s sense of style. Upon entering the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-la Makati, we were amused by the model-ladies in their Amir Sali gowns joyously taking selfies of one another….

Black Magnificence

Black Magnificence “Filling our world with art merely awakens our senses; but creating art in our world is the ultimate euphoria”, words of artist-photographer Rupert Jacinto.  An international award-winning portrait photographer who has been dubbed “Photographer to the Faaabulous” by the Washington Post for his portraits of the rich and famous, Rupert possesses a wonderful…

PORTRAITIST TO ROYALTY AND MORE.

          PORTRAITIST TO ROYALTY AND MORE. Incredibly inspirational and admirable is iconic artist Betsy Westendorp. She emanates beauty, intelligence, refinement, and creativity which feed her soul.  Recognized as one of the most illustrious artists of the century, her book entitled “Betsy Westendorp” Volume 1 & 2 was recently launched at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. …