Restaurant owner Christine San Diego recently celebrated her birthday with an intimate gathering of close pals at The Peninsula Manila.
Guests couldn’t get enough of the yummy cocktails, made possible by the hotel’s assistant chief concierge Carlo Fornier and night manager Fernando Bas Gil.
Her well-wishers and pals included Danielle Gonzalez, Diane Wuthrich, Marivi Armas, Joi Natividad, Mandarin Oriental GM Martin Schnider, Paolo Campos, Lydia Cosico, Pernod Ricard’s Cha Cha Abatayo, Xavier Btesh of Nuvo, Josh Villanueva, Ryan Singh, Yorgos Solomos, Kate Solomos and Rem de Vera.
Two weeks later, Christine, who owns Juicer Bar and Restaurant, threw another fabulous bash at Valkyrie at the Palace. The affair was a joint celebration with fellow Aries JM Rodriguez, who’s also part owner of the club.
The swinging event was sponsored by the bubbly Möet & Chandon and Belvedere, which, together with the music of DJ Seraphin fueled everyone’s adrenaline to unlimited heights making the bash last till 6 a.m.
Now that’s what I call a cool, unforgettable birthday party, dahlings. After all, the party fell on Valkyrie’s signature Wednesday night event, aptly titled “Nothing Is Impossible.”
Manille’s royals of the night were among the invitees, such as Wendy Puyat, Leah de Guzman, Tess Villareal, Charina Sarte, JR Isaac, Pinky Amador, Viktoria, Cacay Moras, Stephen Ku, Eric Cua, Louie Ysmael, Carlo Evaristo, Lara Parpan, Cheska Inigo, Oliver Kohlner, Gabb Drillon, Chris Dizon and Gui Adorno.
Icons in tech campaign
Acer Philippines held a chic launch at the upscale club Salon de Ning in The Peninsula Manila to formally announce the arrival of the Acer Premium line, which was first previewed in the #PowerLook campaign.
The campaign featured movie-star villains Cherie Gil and Celia Rodriguez, no less. The campaign banked on the two women’s iconic image in the movies as strong, ruthless women.
“In the Philippines, Acer is known for its low-mid options,” said Manuel Wong, managing director of Acer Philippines. “But this year, we become more than that—lifestyles are changing… as cell phones, laptops, and tablets are becoming fashionable accessories that allow us to interface with the rest of the world in many different ways.”
At Salon de Ning, Acer displayed its premium gadgets, from phones to tablets, desktops and laptops, and even 2-in-1s, which transformed from laptop to tablet with a simple flip.
The event was hosted by actor-model Will Devaughn in front of an audience of lifestyle and tech-savvy personalities, with product managers chatting with the invitees about the performance and quality of each of the products under Acer Premium.
The fun end was the question-and-answer portion, in which the Acer team was joined by the two actresses, who contributed their own insights on technology’s role in creativity, and their thoughts on the future of technology.
Acer first entered the Philippine market in 2003, managing the market, sales and support services for a full range of personal computer systems.
For more info on the #PowerLook campaign, visit the Acer Philippines Facebook page http://www.
Summer collection launched
Cinderella is once again carrying the fashion brand British India, known for its “intricately woven tapestry of an era of simplistic style yet full of wealth that dictates personal style,” said Ma. Lourdes “Malou” C. de Venecia.
De Venecia spoke at the launch of British India’s summer collection, which featured opulent pastel threads and embellishments for apparel for men and women.
British India celebrated its VIP Day at Shangri-La Plaza’s East wing, where such low-profile namedroppables, such as Virginia Lim, Regina Lacson, Connie Lim, Jeong Bang and others too shy to be photographed, had a great time shopping.
Partner in the event was Vita Coco, “the hydrator made without added sugars,” explained Richard Santos. But who else, n’est ces pas?
British India is exclusively distributed by Cinderella Marketing Corp. It has shops at Shangri-La Plaza, V-Mall Greenhills, Glorietta 3, SM Aura Premier, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Cebu, and Abreeza in Davao City.