CHRIS Salinas-Manzano; Kim Yao, Century Properties creative director GP Reyes and his wife, birthday celebrator and former radio DJ Andi Manzano-Reyes, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Rose Manzano and Mari Esacano
Young, good-looking nightlife purveyor and Century Properties creative director, my palangga GP Reyes, threw a sweet birthday party for his gorgeous, unassuming wife, former radio DJ Andi Manzano.
The happening took place at Century Properties’ sprawling, beach-theme development, The Azure Urban Resort Residences. With pristine white sand, a sensational wave pool, and kiddie water playground, guests were transported to a tropical paradise right in the middle of the city, dahlings.
DJs Manolet Dario and Rico Arce provided the rocking soundtrack to the bash, which began après lunch and ended way past sunset.
Drinks came courtesy of Privé; the excellently prepared food was by Andi’s eye-catching mom Rose. There were also yummy bites from Potato Corner, as well as pizza and pasta from Greenwich—of which Andi owns a franchise.
Seen having a great time were Monique Jamlang, Bubbles Paraiso, Vina Morales with daughter Ceana, Mika Lagdameo Martinez with kids, Carlo and Cat Antonio with Asher and Danni, Cesca Litton, Ida Gomez, KC Santi and Kim Yao.
GP’s buddies were likewise present, including Erik Cua, Stephen Ku, Ivan Zalameda, Kevin Tan, Raj Sadhwani and Warren Liu.
It was a change of pace from the usual swinging parties that GP has at the clubs he co-owns including 71 Gramercy and Privé. “I wanted to do something more wholesome for Andi’s birthday this year,” he said, “something during the day surrounded by family and our close friends. This is just perfect. She deserves nothing less than a memorable and unique birthday bash and I think we pulled it off.”
How to get rid of haggard look
Hunks and beauties gathered recently for the launch of Pond’s Men, a new line of facial cleansers and moisturizers.
The event was held at Whitespace, which was transformed into The Pond’s Men Manor complete with modern-day knights, booze and pool tables.
The faces of the new men’s skincare brand include actor Xian Lim, film director and producer Paul Soriano, Azkals player Anton del Rosario, musician Rico Blanco and real-estate mogul Victor Consunji, no less. These Pond’s Men Lifestyle ambassadors talked about the importance of looking good and confident through proper skincare.
“Pond’s Men takes out that haggard look which usually happens when I’m in long shoots,” said Lim. “I like how it energizes me even after a long day at work.”
DJ Nina set the mood with her energizing beats, dahlings. Seen shaking their hips on the dance floor were Dong Ronquillo, Nix Alanon, Charina Sarte, Jing Monis, Gino Quillamor, Chico Garcia, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, Laureen Uy, Nicole Andersson, Maggie Wilson-Consunji, Toni Gonzaga, Janna Tee and Brent Javier.
Blanco treated all the guests, including my palangga JR Isaac, Robbie Becroft, Mars Miranda and Felix Roco, to a splendid set of all-original hits, ending with “Your Universe.”
Welcoming the guests were Unilever Philippines marketing director for skin Mian David and vice president for personal care Gina Lorenzana.
It’s good to know that Pond’s has also turned its attention to men and their own skin needs.
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Jing Monis’ pretty young things
Renowned hair and makeup maven Jing Monis did his own way of launching endorsers of his salon through the event “Pretty Young Thing,” held recently at Vue Bar of The Bellevue Manila in Alabang.
The party was hosted by The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts (BH&R) team led by its chairperson Johnny Chan and marketing and communications corporate director Ryan Chan.
Après cocktails and flowing wine, the program unfolded with a parade of stunning models Olivia Medina, Sam Sadhwani, Mica Javier, Catriona Gray, Valerie Weigmann, Kylie Padilla, Andi Eigenmann and sisters Anne Curtis and Jasmine Curtis-Smith—all representing the new-generation endorsers of The Jing Monis Salon.
Adding spectacle to the gathering, palangga, were musical performances by Abby Asistio and Mica Javier.
Monis capped the party with a video and brief discussion of his plans. He thanked everyone for supporting his salon.