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Wallpaper City Guide to Manila launched

By: - Columnist
/ 12:10 AM December 31, 2014
TEAM behindWallpaper City GuideManila launch. Architect Carlo Calma, Kissa Castaneda McDermott, Cheryl Tiu, Chris Daez, Tim Yap

TEAM behind Wallpaper City GuideManila launch. Architect Carlo Calma, Kissa Castaneda McDermott, Cheryl Tiu, Chris Daez, Tim Yap

HANS Sy Jr., Carol Sy, Chris and Jaime Daez

HANS Sy Jr., Carol Sy, Chris and Jaime Daez

With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, covering more than 100 destinations, Wallpaper City Guides has launched its first ever Manille edition, dahlings.

Published by Phaidon Press in the United Kingdom, Wallpaper City Guides presents a tightly edited package for the design-conscious traveler, acting as a passport to the best sights the world has to offer.

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Journalist, editor and publisher Cheryl Tiu was tapped as author, and Hong Kong-based journalist and editor Kissa Castañeda-McDermott was contributor. They worked closely with the British team led by executive editor Jeremy Case and French photographer Pierre-Emmanuel Michel, who jetted in town to capture Manila sights for the book.

The Philippine launch party was held at Carlo Calma’s Manifesto Gallerie on the 12th Floor of the Clipp Center, with the “Obsession and Fetishes” exhibit as backdrop. Emcee was Tim Yap.

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Invitees sipped on Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs; Viña Pomal Blanco 2012 and Viña Pomal Blanco 2011, from AWC Philippines, and Don Papa Rum cocktails such as Kapag Serious Ka, Coco Breeze and Don Papa Old Fashioned.

FOLDED & Hung’s Ronald Pineda, Archie Carrasco,Maison Kitsune founderMasaya Kuroki, Fed Tan, Rafe Totengco

FOLDED & Hung’s Ronald Pineda, Archie Carrasco, Maison Kitsune founder Masaya Kuroki, Fed Tan, Rafe Totengco

KISSA Castañeda, Cheryl Tiu, Teresa Tayzon, JJ Acuna

KISSA Castañeda, Cheryl Tiu, Teresa Tayzon, JJ Acuna

Excellent dinner was prepared by chef J. Luis “Chele” Gonzalez of Vask, natch! (He will soon open Arrozeria at Century City Mall.)

The guide was also launched in Hong Kong at the newly opened Chino restaurant at Kennedy Town. Cohosted by blogger/architect JJ Acuna, known as “The Wanderlister,” and Teresa Tayzon, marketing manager of Puma, the launch gathered New York-based Filipino bag designer Rafé Totengco, Maison Kitsune founder Masaya Kuroki, Hong Kong marketing guru Fed Tan and Catch On Media Company founder Cathy Chon.

While the restaurant normally serves Mexican fare, chef Erik Idos, formerly of Nobu Hotel, created Filipino specials which guests couldn’t get enough of, dahlings.

Served were Gonzalez Byass to Villarnau Cava and Beronia Crianza, distributed both in Hong Kong (Amoroso) and the Philippines (Barcino).

The Wallpaper City Guides on Manila is available at Fully Booked and Sketchbooks, the Phaidon website and Amazon. It can be downloaded as an app on iPad and iPhone from the Phaidon website (www.uk.phaidon. com/apps/wallpaper-city-guides).

OshKosh bash

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Cinderella turned its big store in Glorietta into a colorful carnival of style and fun as OshKosh B’gosh celebrated its 27th awesome anniversary.

CAT Arambulo-Antonio with Asher,Marielle Po with Ethan, Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez with Alejandro

CAT Arambulo-Antonio with Asher,Marielle Po with Ethan, Rosanna Ocampo-Rodriguez with Alejandro

RIA and Teo Marmonier, Cinderella’s Malou De Venecia

RIA and Teo Marmonier, Cinderella’s Malou De Venecia

Invitees included loyal regular customers, but it was the kids who were the life of the bash. Fashionable tots struck the most adorable poses on a kiddie stage, dressed in cute and casual OshKosh B’gosh ensembles, as parents watched with pride and delivered loads of applause.

“OshKosh B’gosh has long established its unfaltering ability to connect generations of families through its timeless designs and honest quality,” said Malou de Venecia. ”

“This is why OshKosh B’gosh remains an important identity in the local retail scene since setting up shop in the country 27 years ago,” she added.

The bash was decorated with polka balloons. A magic show was held. Kids enjoyed the cupcakes in vibrant red, yellow and blue colors. Freebies were also given out.

One could clearly see the generation-transcending character of OshKosh B’gosh that has made it a fashion staple.

Cinderella is the exclusive distributor of OshKosh B’gosh Philippines. OshKosh is available at all Cinderella and leading department stores.

Like Cinderella on Facebook; follow @cinderella_ph on Twitter.

THERESE Santos,Malou de Venecia, Patty Arambulo, Jojie Coloma, Asher Antonio, Carlo Antonio, Joey Antonio, Cat Arambulo-Antonio

THERESE Santos, Malou de Venecia, Patty Arambulo, Jojie Coloma, Asher Antonio, Carlo Antonio, Joey Antonio, Cat Arambulo-Antonio

Mustela

Mustela, the super skincare expert for babies and mothers-to-be, held a bash at La Creperie Moderne in Salcedo Village, Makati.

Gorgeous mama Lexi Schulze-Berenguer Testa, who also happens to be a loyal fan of the brand, hosted the exclusive event.

During lunch, Mustela Philippines introduced its “Mustela moms,” such as beauty blogger Shen Cala-or, fashion blogger Tin Dychiao and model Nicole Hernandez-de los Angeles, who shared their experience of pregnancy, giving birth, raising their babies, and how Mustela products helped them through the challenging but wonderful journey.

MACKY Fah, Lexi Berenguer Testa, Marta Araneta with son Tristan, Georgina del Rosario, Celine Gabriel Lim

MACKY Fah, Lexi Berenguer Testa, Marta Araneta with son Tristan, Georgina del Rosario, Celine Gabriel Lim

Three important product lines were given the spotlight, such as the Vitamin Barrier Cream 123 for babies’ diaper and rash protection, Stretch Mark Oil for new moms and pregnant women, and Mustela Sun Care for babies’ and children’s sun protection.

Affirming the importance of these products was expert pediatrician Dr. Anna Lisa Gabriel, who gave a talk on the delicate skin of babies and some precautions that every parent should know.

“Mustela has developed the new formula providing not only high efficacy and maximum tolerance, but is also easy and pleasant to use at every diaper change,” she said.

“The Vitamin Barrier Cream 123 has Avocado Perseose to prevent irritation; Oxeoline of Alcacea to soothe discomfort; and Sunflower Oil Distillate to heal diaper rash,” said Lexi.

Originated in France, Mustela has been developing products to nourish and protect both babies and mothers throughout the world for more than 60 years, would you believe, dahlings? It has 635 patents registered worldwide by Expanscience Laboratories, no less.

Check out Mustela at Trinoma, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Robinsons Manila, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5. Call 0917-8959988; like Mustela Philippines on Facebook; visit www.mustela.ph.

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