We had a fanciful night, dahlings, when Moet Hennessy Asia Pacific gathered distinguished guests to an intimate event that unveiled its new look.
We marveled at the beauty of Hennessy XO’s Exclusive Collection launched recently at the Sky Garden of the gorgeous Zuellig Building in Makati. Hosted by fashion model Bianca Valerio, the gathering looked back at Hennessy’s origins.
“This cognac of royalty, the rich and famous has always been known for its robust, rich and incredibly long-lasting flavor. But what’s nice to know is that Hennessy continues to evolve through time with significant collaborations with two world-renowned artists,” said Hennessy Philippines representative Olga Azarcon.
Distinguished British designer Tom Dixon created the intricately crafted and award-winning decanter design for Hennessy XO’s Exclusive Collection. Nick Knight is photographer of the ad campaign.
There was a tasting area where guests were each served Hennessy XO.
“Each sip connects to the four elements that make up Hennessy XO—from its deep amber color, boldness, roundness and complexity,” said dashing Moet Hennessy Philippines managing director Steven Bullock.
Hennessy XO on the rocks was awesome. We were brought back to the time we were a guest of the Hennessy clan at the Château de Bagnolet in France.
The opulent menu design was done by the Château de Balognet itself and Old Manila of the Manila Peninsula.
The table setting complemented the modern design of Hennessy XO’s latest decanter.
The soothing voice of sultry singer Nicole Ascencio had us enjoying our fanciful dinner and Hennessy XO.
Awardees at company bash
Top LPG solutions provider Solane threw a bash for its valued distributors and partners at the Makati Shangri-La recently.
Hotshots of Solane’s Isla Petroleum and Gas Group of Companies were there: chair Ricky Delgado Sr., executive committee chair Ricky Delgado Jr., Isla LPG Corp. CEO Ruben Domingo, Isla Petroleum and Gas CEO Shoichi Watanabe, and chief finance officer Willie Sarmiento.
Solane brand manager Ernest Loquinario and Gelli Victor were the program hosts.
“This get-together serves as an occasion to recognize outstanding employees and distributors that helped the company reach its position in the industry, as well as celebrate with their partners,” Victor said.
“I’ve never felt more confident in our company than I do today,” said Delgado Jr. “And this is because of the combined efforts each and every one of you has put in and the faith of everybody in our vision.”
Awardees included plant operations executive Reginaldo Reyes (Eagle Award), Romeo Lacandula of Brighten Trading (Rider of the Year), D’unibuenas (Rookie of the Year and Sapphire Award) and Cebu City’s Quickway Gas Center (Diamond Distributor of the Year).
New art gallery
Manifesto Gallerie is the newest art gallery at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. It is owned by architect, interior designer, restaurateur and artist Carlo Calma.
Recently launched there was Wallpaper City Guide Manila.
Manifesto Gallerie has featured several of Calma’s original works, and those by other artists such as Leeroy New and Jay Yao.
Its latest exhibit, “Suspended States,” features works by Portland-based artist Ryan LaBar and French multimedia artist Henri Lamy.
“Ryan showcases 18 unique installations,” said Calma. “He also does a lot of intricate abstract pieces made of clay and ceramics… Meanwhile, Henri makes the exhibition more interesting and energetic by doing live art. He does a capoeira painting cage performance that has impressed a lot of our guests.”
The Manifesto Gallerie opening was attended by art aficionados such as Maxine Eigenmann, Olivia D’Aboville and Cheryl Tiu, among others.
“Suspended States” runs till March 28 at Manifesto Gallerie, 12/F Clipp Center, 39th St. and 11th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.