A-listers flock to ‘Art and Luxe’ at Makati Shang
Popular artist Jinky Lorenzo-Reynoso delighted our senses with her fabulous fifth one-woman exhibit, “The Song of Zephyr.” Her crisp, clean, edgy and sophisticated paintings, inspired by the gentle breeze, uplift the spirit and nourish the soul, truly befitting Makati Shangri-La’s theme of “Art and Luxe.”
Hosted by the prestigious Hiraya Gallery of visual arts leader Didi Dee, the formal opening was well-attended and graced by the likes of hacienderos Miguel and Quito Moras, architect and interior designer Jonathan Matti, investment banker Andrew Tan, eye surgeon Glenn Carandang, cardiologist Oswald Herrera, David Caldwell, Freddie Olbes, Vicky Preysler Tuason, Chiqui Prieto and daughter Jamille Prieto-Torres, Vicky Lopez, art lover Tessie Fajardo; Derek Flores, fashion designer Pepito Albert, and abstractionist Lito Carating.
Also spotted were Sydney Samodio and Jill Samodio, Pat Mijares, Paul and Rose Meim, Tonton and Mylene Mapa, Sander and Paula Joson, Gertrude Yap, Raul and Rhea Tan, and Mark and Vanessa Arroyo.
The artist’s family were likewise present: Sandro Villaraza and Edward Lorenzo, Jinky’s cousins and grandsons of no less than the great art maestro Diosdado M. Lorenzo, Lillibeth Vazquez of Vazbuilt, Cheers Evangelista, Oliver and Med Castro, and the artist’s own brother, triathlete Rj Lorenzo.
Of course, Jinky’s husband, businessman Emilio Reynoso and their three kids—Joaquin, Rafael and Anya—were trés visible.
With them were Emilio’s parents, businessman Tito Reynoso and Mary Ann Reynoso, as well as his business partner, Cecille Reynoso-Atienza.
ADB photo exhibit
Mall goers had the opportunity to know more about the Asian Development Bank and its role in the progress of the Philippines and the region, at the recent “ADB @ 50” photo exhibition at SM Megamall.
The exhibit was part of a series of events marking ADB’s historic golden anniversary.
It brings the ADB story to the Filipino public through highlights of its history, key events and operations, and how it has improved lives in Asia and the Pacific over the years.
“Today’s event marks another landmark in celebrating our development partnership with the Philippines,” said Bambang Susantono, ADB vice president for knowledge management and sustainable development. “We are bringing the story and work of the ADB to Filipinos from all walks of life and what better way to do this than through the SM malls.”
“All these years,” Susantono added, “Manila has been ADB’s home, from where we work to support development in Asia and the Pacific that has made a positive impact on the lives of the people we serve.”
The ADB is owned by 67 member-states, 48 of which come from Asia.
Two Filipinos were pivotal in shaping ADB in 1966—Justice Florentino Feliciano, who helped draft the ADB charter, and Cornelio Balmaceda, commerce secretary who worked that the bank be based in Manila.
Since its first loan to the Philippines in 1969, ADB has provided over $17 billion in public and private sector loans, technical assistance and grants.
Summer fashion for kids
Summer is the perfect time for travel and leisure and family time. For kids, comfortable fashion in the brightest hues and the most eye-catching prints is a must.
Providing a survey of the best of summer fashion for children was Rustan’s Summer Island Adventure Fashion Show held recently at Rustan’s Makati and Alabang.
Kids themselves modeled the freshest looks of the season. Supportive parents and other famille members cheered on as each kid strut his or her stuff on the fashion runway.
Après the show, everyone enjoyed yummy treats and fun playful activities to complete an exciting day for the famille.
Among the brands featured on the runway were Neck and Neck, Kiddos, Rustan Jr. and Rustanette.
Also promoted were awesome toys from Crayola, Shopkins, and Sunny Patch by Melissa & Doug.
Rustan’s is in Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu.
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