Latest Stories
Home » Parties You are browsing entries tagged with “Parties”

Swarovski crystals sparkle as Louie Ablaza enters diamond year

MELLIE Ablaza in Cary Santiago.

Mellie Ablaza, one of Manila’s most glamorous and gracious hostesses, celebrated her husband Louie Ablaza’s 75th birthday with an elegant James Bond-theme ball at the NBC Tent recently.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The prom? Don’t think about it–just go!

ICA Juniors Angelica Yap Yang (Miss Punctuality), with her schoolmates and their prom dates at Luce Stellar-theme prom

A few months ago, I was thinking whether I should back out or go ahead and attend my school’s junior prom at Edsa Shangri-La, my first prom ever. A few months later, I was considering attending not only one prom, but two—to be held the Saturday after the first at La Salle Green Hills.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mama Mia! Mely Hechanova throws a party and gives away diamond-looking pendants!


When high-society figure Mely Concepcion Hechanova calls for a party, everyone shows up, dahlings. And it was no exception when our woman of the hour celebrated her 80th dazzling birthday.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery | Read More »

Of Christmas trees, Brazilian birthday bashes and European movies

MAKATI Councilor Tosca Camille Puno, Kyra Yulo, Dusit Thani Manila general manager Prateek Kumar with daughter Jia, Rep. Abigail Binay-Campos with daughter Martina, and Rep. Monique Lagdameo

Dusit Thani Manila again organized a showcase of Christmas trees, dahlings. The trees played around with the theme of children and yuletide.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Casual, cocktail, formal, black tie–how to decode party dress codes


Surely your mailbox is overflowing with invitations to everything, from cocktail events to office parties, to Christmas dinners and family reunions. This season spells a lot of merrymaking. But then you get to the bottom of the invitation, and you see it—the dress code.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Boozing in high style with a Baccarat decanter

RUPERT and Tina Jacinto, Sandie Poblador, Maureen Disini, Daniel Teichert, Barby Paragas

Glamorous and fun-loving VIPs partied on the fast lane when Mandarin Oriental’s MO Lounge (formerly the Captain’s Bar) was transformed into a spectacular sea of white for “Nocturne: The White Party Year IV.”

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Prom: not just another party


I can’t explain how I feel about prom. Some people may say positive things about it, while others respond to it with pessimism. Some friends even tell me they find it useless, overpriced and overrated.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

Great mix of drinks, entertainment and partying


Put a man behind the deck, plus three gorgeous model-DJs, then blend with two soulful sirens, and then stir in two international turntable superstars, then what would you have?

Posted: December 13th, 2011 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Leonors throw double-bash for Governor Singson, Ambassador Lhuillier


Jun and Nene Leonor tendered a double-birthday bash for Ilocos Sur Governor Luis Chavit Singson and Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier in her ancestral house along Taft Ave., Pasay, dahlings. Nene said the party she was hosting for Singson “is just a small way of [acknowledging he’s] such a great friend.” Leonor also tendered the party in [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Throw a Deathly Hallows party


Prepare your guest list and use Hogwarts admission letters as your invites. You can print these at home. Send out your invites by owl post. Pick up cute stuffed owls or if they prove hard to find, create your own. Even paper owls can work if done well.

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in 2BU,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  2. Lover’s quarrel linked to hunger – study
  3. Encounter with a ‘Mangkukulam’
  4. ‘Kamias’ for fever, ‘siling labuyo’ for headache–first aid in the kitchen
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. ‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  8. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


  • UN warns banana fungus spreading from Southeast Asia
  • Massive infra spending set
  • ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  • Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  • Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • The truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs benedict, chicken leg confit are excellent
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Netizens welcome Japan’s visa-free travel plan