Champagne toasts to the beauty of art and weddings | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Ben Cavalli, Vanessa Bergqvist, Irene Martel-Francisco, Cristina Martel, Karen and Richie Lerma, Trina Ching-Ramos, Paolo Cayton, PaoloMartel
Ben Cavalli, Vanessa Bergqvist, Irene Martel-Francisco, Cristina Martel, Karen and Richie Lerma, Trina Ching-Ramos, Paolo Cayton, PaoloMartel
Ben Cavalli, Vanessa Bergqvist, Irene Martel-Francisco, Cristina Martel, Karen and Richie Lerma, Trina Ching-Ramos, Paolo Cayton, PaoloMartel


Salcedo Auctions recently held its Well-Appointed Life auction with some help from Dom Pérignon, dahlings.


With the prestigious champagne brand as vernissage partner, Salcedo held its auction at the penthouse of 8 Rockwell in Makati.


Some 500 slots were auctioned off, consisting of paintings and other art pieces as well as jewelry, luxury watches and vintage wines.


Chic invitees were treated to an opulent Pérignon Vintage 2006 while they gazed at masterpieces by famous Filipino artists spanning generations such as Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo, Cesar Legaspi, José Joya, Vicente Manansala, Romulo Olazo, Ang Kiukok and BenCab.


“Dom Pérignon is top of mind when it comes to impeccable wines; it’s one of the world’s best wines,” said curator Ramon E.S. Lerma. “At Salcedo Auctions, we aim to provide the best of everything and underscore our importance in giving opportunities for people to acquire the finest art and jewelry pieces.”


He added the auction aimed to highlight what “a valuable collection means to a person.” He explained art and luxury collections “may not be essential to living. However, these objects enhance life and make it worthwhile.”


Lerma also pointed out: “We derive joy from family, experiences—but it is a matter of honoring what that object represents. If it’s a work of art… a work by a great artist, then it means it has helped define who we are as a country.”


Moët Hennessy Philippines marketing manager Trina Ching-Ramos agreed.


“Art is hard work and will always be a quest for perfection,” she said. “Our founder Dom Pierre Pérignon’s ambition to create the best wine in the world resonates and deeply reflects the value of art. While art pieces acquire value from the time it was created, each Dom Pérignon continuously reinvents itself with each vintage. Its commitment to slow aging is in itself the ultimate expression of art with its complexity.”


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Hans Sy, Karen Lerma, Reggie Barrientos
Hans Sy, Karen Lerma, Reggie Barrientos


Thomas Sabo


Jewelry and fashion accessories global brand Thomas Sabo released formally its Autumn/Winter collection at CDP Global Table, Rockwell.


Among the new editions are  Artful Treasures (eternity rings, together-forever rings)l Glam & Soul Triangle Diamonds Love Bridge Love Bands (rings)  and Love Coins (pendants).


All of the collections are custom-prone lines in which buyers’ pairs can create truly personal statements, thanks to limitless engraving possibilities.


The new collections likewise include watches: Spirit Range, Karma Watch, Masculine Rebel  and Icon Watch.


“Thomas Sabo is unlike any other design company and jewelry brand,” said Lars Schmidt, Thomas Sabo Asian sales director for Asia. “We celebrate individuality and aim to capture the unique personality of each wearer. Through our range of thoughtfully crafted designs, we aim not only to highlight the beauty and intimacy of different bonds, but to celebrate the reasons that make them special.”

Thomas Sabo is at Power Plant Mall, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, TriNoma and Greenbelt 3.


Hetty Que, Aga Muhlach, Lori Juvida, PaulinoQue
Hetty Que, Aga Muhlach, Lori Juvida, PaulinoQue


Marriott’s bridal treats


Marriott Hotel Manila recently held its 4th Annual Bridal Show during which  featured  world-class Filipino designers: Mark Bumgarner, Francis Libiran, Ryan Madamba and Carry Santiago.


In a beautiful surprise stunt, parachutes fell from the 12-meter ceiling of the ballroom containing 400 pralines and four  overnight gift certificates in connection with the upcoming expansion of the Marriott Manila’s West Wing.


To add more wow to the enthralling show, the hotel showcased the astounding technological features of the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the largest pillar-less ballroom in the Philippines, palangga.


Among the new features is the Skyfold Technology, which enables the partition for the different sections of the huge space to lift in a single press of a button.


The hotel also featured its newest video mapping technology,  amazing attendees with the projection of images on pillow lights.


Après the applause, general manager Bruce Winton announced the exciting amenities of the soon-to-open West Wing.

Visit; follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

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