The most important events in a woman’s life are her debut, her wedding, the birth of her first child, and, perhaps, her separation, n’est ces pas?
Celebrating her debut recently at Salon de Ning of Manila Peninsula was Sophia Ricafort Climaco, a Business Management graduate of Ateneo de Manila. She is the granddaughter of Benny and Nona Ricafort, and Agustin and Rosario Climaco from Cebu.
With her parents Emmanuel and Monica Climaco and sisters Michaela and Gaby, Sophia welcomed the invitees.
Philipp Tampus made the debutante’s gown while Dino Lloren did the gowns for her sisters. Her mom’s gown was by Ronald Enrico. All of them are fashion designers from Cebu, palangga.
An endless spread of the most scrumptious dishes was served during the formal sit-down dinner which was thoroughly enjoyed by the guests.
The program was superbly hosted by Jelo Andres, a junior jock of Magic 89.9. Among those who gave the debutante 18 roses were her grandfather Benny Ricafort and young gents Miggy Franco, JV Pineda, Karv Cabiling, Benjamin Limjap, Emil and Kai Khodaverdi, Pio Neri, Enrik Benedicto, Franco Rivilla, Alphonzo Alegrado, Paolo Palanca, Ino Canlas and Mark Sy.
The Aivee Clinic at the fifth level of the SM Mega Fashion Hall opened recently. Inside are neat white sofas, colorful flower vases and grandiose chandeliers.
Such were the expressive surroundings that complemented the opening of Dr. Aivee Teo’s latest clinic, the Aivee Clinic, in the mall.
It was the fourth clinic of the renowned dermatologist to open, after the flagship Aivee Institute at Burgos Circle in The Fort, the Aivee Clinic in Bellevue Hotel in Alabang and another in Las Piñas. Together with two clinics in Singapore, Doc Aivee has six clinics.
All the clinics’ interiors were done in expressive luxurious feel, the signature “Aivee experience of luxury and comfort.”
Loads of invitees could not get enough of the sinfully delicious desserts by Heny Sison and the flowing Moët & Chandon in the champagne bar.
There was also a premium spread of fresh sushi and a prime rib carving station prepared by Kai, all put together by events expert Barbie Pardo.
Among the guests were Katrina Ponce Enrile and Ling Ling King; celebrity makeup artist Patrick Rosas; hair stylist Jing Monis; Inno Sotto; Karen Davila; Marjorie Barretto and daughter Dani Barretto; 2014 Miss International Bea Rose Santiago; Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo; Maricel Soriano; and drool-worthy Coco Martin, natch!
Doing the obligatory formal ribbon-snipping were Rep. Boyet and Queenie Gonzales; Mayor Benhur and Carmencita Abalos; SM Malls VP Steven Tan; and celebrity-guests such as Coco Martin, Tim Yap and JM Rodriguez emceed.
Invitees were later toured around the amazing clinic designed by Singaporean design firm Avid, headed by top architects Malcom Chua and Charles Allen, no less.
The seven private Aivee suites each had its own unique carpet designs from Roche Bobois of Paris and featured the latest machines for noninvasive skin and body treatments.
The Aivee Clinic is now ready to reach out and bring the Aivee Teo experience to even more people.
Leon art auction
Well-known and respected art collector Jaime Ponce de Leon, owner of Leon Gallery and auctions house, hosted an elegant lunch that was excellently supervised by renowned fashion and jewelry designer Pepito Albert, at Leon’s new location at Eurovilla 1.
It was a totally great experience sitting amid an incredible and awesome collection of art pieces for the auction that will be held, palangga, tomorrow, Sept. 13.
Guests dined on sumptuous food prepared by chef du jour Margarita Fores.
Fashionably lunching were Connie Araneta, Evelyn Forbes, Linda Oledan, Andy Vasquez Prada, Tessa Valdes, Anton Mendoza, Carla Tengco, Veana Araneta Fores and fashion plate Ruthie Vera.
The long table for 30 was beautifully decorated with orchids, hydrangeas and cabbage roses in hues of purple, fuchsia and red.
Among the important pieces to be auctioned off and admired by the ladies included the late Anita Magsaysay-Ho’s painting “Women with Baskets and Mangoes.”
Other highlights: BenCab’s “San Andres Bukid,” from his very first one-man show in 1966 at Gallery Indigo; José John Santos’ “The Discussion”; and Oscar Zalameda’s beautiful “Beach Boats.”
The auction, which will start at 2 p.m., will definitely be an exciting afternoon bringing together a cross-section of art-lovers and serious and new collectors.
Check it out fast. Auction catalog is at www.leon-gallery.com. Call 8562781.