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This year, Maurice turns…


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ALEX Van Hagen, Tetta Agustin and husband Christian Bavery, celebrator Maurice Arcache, Nini Licaros. Seated: Nene Leonor, Dr. Loi Estrada, Justa Tantoco

It was a rare opportunity for Manila’s elite to escape the hot summer sun when Nini Licaros, Mabel Abaño, Mellie Ablaza, Fortune Ledesma, Nene Leonor, Chit Salud, May Neri, Yoly Ayson, Helen Ong, Evie Costa and Agnes Huibonhua hosted the casual but elegant Forbes Park party for moi.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

How hot bodies get even hotter


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CENTURY Pacific Food Inc. general manager Greg Banzon and group product manager Gela Gamboa

It was a really hot day, dahlings, when that multifaceted woman made her grand entrance in a white crop top and sheer blue palazzo pants, revealing her slim body.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Italian sportswear brand launch draws polo-loving crowd

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LA CHAINE des Rotisseurs’ Amparito andMichel Lhuillier, Ambassador Massimo Roscigno, Brand Gateway Inc. CEO Gabriele Boschi and wife Julie Jalandoni-Boschi, MPC president Violeta Gallego-Kramer.

The Manila Polo Club (MPC) was the place to see and be seen when that über-classy yet comfy Italian luxury sportswear brand, Paul & Shark, no less, dahlings, officially launched its prestigious brand.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Belo stars conquer Bacolod


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MATTEO Guidicelli, Bianca Manalo, Jojie Dingcong, Chole Cuenca-Chua holding Jojie’s birthday cake, Cristalle Belo-Henares and Derek Ramsay

Bacolod City went gaga over the visit of Dr. Vicki Belo and Belo Medical Clinic endorsers Derek Ramsay, Matteo Guidicelli, Bianca Manalo and Cristalle Henares.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again

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BORGY Manotoc and Georgina Wilson are happily together again the second time around

It’s time for my monthly Sweet and Sour, palangga, so let me start with this truly sour note. There is this impostor who has opened Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts under my name. I have never had an account in these social media sites, and I still don’t have. This impostor will be discovered, and will be exposed. Please delete this person from your account and spread the word to friends to do the same. Thanks, palangga.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

French fashion brand celebrates femininity and glamour


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GRETCHEN del Rosario and husband, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario;US Ambassador Philip Goldberg; Jayelles chair Johnny Litton; Belo Medical Group founder and CEO Vicki Belo. Photo by Alex Van Hagen

French fashion brand Hervé Léger celebrated femininity and glamour during the recent opening of its first store in Asia at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Citibank Philippines fetes clients with ‘Japan Day’


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CITI Philippines global subsidiaries group senior relationship manager Chiho
Watanabe, Philippine EDS Techno-Service Inc.’s Takumi Iwata

Après the fall of the banking system a few years back, things are looking better, dahlings. Citibank Philippines, said to be the largest foreign bank in the country, recently hosted “Japan Day” as a commitment of support to its Japanese corporate clients.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Oscar-caliber gathering for birthday boy Chito Antonio


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ARCHITECT and interior designer Chito Antonio

It was supposed to be a surprise bash given by his intimate group of pals for architect and interior designer Chito Antonio. But a day before his birthday, he himself decided to host dinner at The Tivoli in Mandarin Oriental Manila.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

BPI launches Cebu’s first business library


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“SALAPI” coauthor and branch business manager Carlos L. Apuhin, BPI Foundation executive director Florencio G. Maranan; BPI president Cezar P. Consing; University of San Carlos vice president Fr. Generoso Rebayla Jr., SVD; “Salapi” coauthor José Eleazar Bersales; BSP regional director lawyer Ma. Lux Berciles; BPI chairperson Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and former BPI president Aurelio Montinola III

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama got his wish when the Bank of the Philippine Islands donated the top floor of its main branch in Cebu to be used as the city’s first ever business library open to the public for free.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

‘Great’ fashion brands highlighted; hilarious drama mounted


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BRITISH Ambassador Asif Ahmad, SM Aura Premier mall manager Carlos Vilchez

The British Embassy, with SM, launched the British Fashion Month at the SM Aura Premier. It was part of the “This is Great Britain,” a five-month-long must-see celebration of the best of British business and culture, with seven British fashion brands—Marks & Spencer, Lee Cooper, River Island, Warehouse, Clarks, Speedo and T.M. Lewin.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Letting it all hang out at Hennessy event


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MOËT Hennessy associate director for marketing Angela Lam,Moët Hennessey Asia-Pacific- Philippines communications and public relations manager Richard Jamandre Alarcon; Moët Hennessy Asia-Pacific-Philippines chief representative Olga Azarcon, Moët Hennessy art director Steven Bullock

This year’s edition of Hennessy Artistry Manila Halo, recently held at SM Aura Premier’s Samsung Hall and The Deck, featured a fab synchronized party with different sets of talents in one grand night, dahlings.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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