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A celebration of love and friendship

THE ROYAL court with hosts Bianca Valerio and Gerard Sison

Just like a great royal succession, the reception was the highlight and the most anticipated part of our wedding anniversary celebration.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How we pulled off our wedding anniversary celebration

ALVIN Tan, Barbara Bennett, Cay Singson, Tessa Valdes, Dennis Valdes, Solo Chavez, Gilbert Avina, Ian Galliguez, Klay Tan, Paulo Camacho, Russell Baguasan

As the saying goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ending summer with a blast on Panglao Island, Bohol

LEANA Carmona, Tom Navasero and Tessa Prieto-Valdes

Summer season ended with a blast on the mesmerizing Panglao Island as topnotch five-star hotel The Bellevue Resort, owned and managed by The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts (BH&R), hosted the second Defy 123 Triathlon in Bohol.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Late-summer getaway to the country’s ‘last frontier’

JOHN Tanjangco,Olivia Au, Yvette Lee, VayNg, Sea Princess, Liza Ilarde-Cuenca, Rosanne Cruz, Christine Dayrit, Ivy and Cynthia Almario, Ed Gallego

June ushers in the monsoon rains, but before the heavy downpours inundate us, I managed to squeeze in another summer holiday in Palawan. This time, I stayed in a more secluded side of the island that is about an hour’s drive northeast from the capital Puerto Princesa.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Renewing our wedding vows–in ‘Game of Thrones’ costumes

“GAME of Thrones”- Inspired family photo: Dennis and Tessa Valdes and kids Tyrone, Athena, Bryan and Annika

To all the humble fathers out there who are oftentimes underappreciated, Happy Father’s Day! As my hubby Dennis and I celebrate parenthood for almost two decades, we realize that we are blessed with wonderful kids who have been quite well-behaved all these years.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »