She walks by, and all eyes are on her. She’s beautiful, adorable and vivacious; she’s been voted as one of our town’s best-dressed women. She helps her husband manage and run the renowned Fila brand, and is in demand for loads of events. With all these attributes, she also has a golden heart.
No wonder loads of high-end cars led to the popular Opus at Resorts World Manila, in honor of Fila’s goddess Cris Albert, no less, dahlings.
Ecuadorian roses filled the luxury lounge, while tall gothic candles provided the soft, smoky lighting.
The invitees were a wonderful, eclectic mix close to Cris’ heart; marketer and entrepreneur Tim Yap; fashion editor Sari Yap; best friends Irene Yulo and Deena de la Cruz; La Isla’s Timmy Tan; stage actress and director Ana Abad Santos; favorite photographer Alex Van Hagen, and moi, to name a few of the chosen ones.
Cris was effortlessly sexy in a black Balenciaga outfit. Naturellement radiant and beautiful, she treated guests to a night of luxury and love, which is so Cris, palanggas.
With her contagious laughter and a champagne flute in her hand, the Fila princess entertained with amazing flair, as Sinatra songs filled the air. Her signature bubbly, Moet & Chandon Rose, flowed abundantly.
Prepared by chef Carlo Miguel, the meal consisted of twice-baked gorgonzola soufflé; beef carpaccio; quail and bacon delight; pan-roasted Chilean sea bass; modern duck a la orange; and succulent rib eye with truffles and mashed potato.
The finale was the to-die-for dark chocolate fondant with salty caramel ice cream and malt foam that absolutely melted in our mouth, palanggas. Guests made heartfelt speeches that brought tears of joy to the celebrator.
Boracay Bound X: The Final Journey gathered show-biz entertainers, models, celebrities and other VIPs to Boracay for a series of games and challenges.
They came in full force via one of my favorite ways to get to that island—Seair’s 35- minute flight. Party engineer Stephen Ku led the trip, dahlings.
As the sun settled down in Boracay as seen from the official sunset venue, Solstice at the breezy Tides Hotel, overflowing San Miguel Light chilled everyone, before the party broke loose that night. The party lasted till the sun started to rise from the other side of the island.
Manille’s restaurant Opus invaded Epic Boracay.
The awesome happening ended with Republiq taking Epic by storm and bringing the house down. Golden bodies wore Ray-Ban, natch!
Boracay Bound X was an Eventscape Manila and Worldwide Womb production.
Azkals are health-store chain endorsers
Health and Beyond, a chain of stores catering to health and sports buffs, launched its newest brand ambassadors—the awesome Philippine Azkals Anton del Rosario, Rob Gier, Misagh Bahadoran, Simon Greatwich and Nate Burkey.
The très exclusive happening was held at the chain’s store at Power Plant, Rockwell.
The Azkals were drafted by Health and Beyond “in its efforts to promote living an active and healthy lifestyle,” explained Frank Briones, president of Thinline.
Invitees had a blast when the football heroes personally helped them in choosing vitamins and supplements fit for their personal lifestyle, dahlings.
“Health and Beyond believes in the saying that, ‘Being healthy is not a luxury, but an absolute necessity,’” said Miguel Garcia, president of Health and Beyond. “We are offering this stop-shop of our newest, top quality food supplements, vitamins and even products addressing sports nutrition. We help fuel champions by providing innovative, safe, legal formulations by First Endurance and offer the latest technologies in optimizing and maximizing every athlete’s performance with products from Power Balance.”
Start living a healthy lifestyle, dahlings. Health and Beyond stores are at Power Plant Mall Rockwell Center, Alabang Town Center, SM Annex North Edsa, Glorietta and Market! Market!
Catholic Women’s Club holds dinner-for-a-cause
Celebrating its 90th year, the Catholic Women’s Club will hold Extravaganza, a dinner-dance affair on Sept. 3, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, dahlings.
Proceeds of this must-go event will help the club “to pursue and expand its various charities, particularly the educational program in partnership with the Don Bosco Technical Institute, Punlaan School and the PUP Laboratory High School, the beautification of Arroceros Park in Manila, and CWC’s housing project with Gawad Kalinga in Taguig City,” explained CWC president Mimi Valerio and Extravaganza chair Nonie Basilio.
Cats Motors’ Mercedes Benz and Aficionado Perfumes are co-presenters of the event.
Be there, palanggas, and support this super-good cause.