The Red Dinner to remember (Part 1) | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

The Sides
The Sides
The Sides

There’s never a bad time for a good dinner. And in the middle of the busy holiday season, we at Inquirer  RED Magazine hosted an intimate get-together with friends and household names in the industry of architecture and interior design at the Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar.


After that stretch of Christmas traffic, it was just great to sit down and take it slow in a place that encouraged friendly chatter, and whet our appetites further.


It was humbling to be in the company of greats: architects Carlo Calma and Ramon Antonio and interior designer Eric Paras, multimedia artist Micaela Benedicto, couple Gec and Anna Go Chia, industry bigwigs Lesley Tan, Edison Go, Ferdie Ong and Hinge Inquirer publisher and best friend Bea Ledesma.


We had a feast. The dinner started with fresh Caesar Salad topped with pancetta crisps and 63-degree free-range eggs, and caramelized onion soup with delicious Gruyère crostini, fried shallots and chives.


Guests could pick the meat of their choice from the chopping block, which served tenderloin, rib-eye and scotch fillet.


We enjoyed picking out the sides; there were Josper-roasted Japanese pumpkin, charcoal-josper corn-on-the-cob, and even potato gratin with Gruyère.


The night didn’t end without a memorable dessert like the candy floss pavlova with passion fruit pulp and mango sorbet. Since this night was about good design and stylish people, the elaborately made meringue-based dessert, which looked like a humongous cotton ball, was a fitting end.


Inquirer RED Magazine has always been about keeping up with the most sophisticated trends. To celebrate a night that was about the glitz, the modern, the best the city has to offer—it was just a great time.

Mika Benedicto
Mika Benedicto
Maki Ong, Melody Rabot
Maki Ong, Melody Rabot
Karen Santos
Karen Santos

Dyson Supersonic


Last week was also a breeze for me and, well, for my hair. The good folks at Dyson Supersonic invited us for a quick trip to Bangkok, Thailand, to introduce the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.


You may not be as ecstatic about hairdryers, given what they bring to mind: bulky contraptions, difficult  handling  and an overall inconvenient machine we plug in.


This is why Dyson Supersonic is something I really want you to experience.


For more than 60 years, conventional hair dryers blast air at high temperatures that can cause extreme heat damage and result in hair being sucked into and trapped in the filter. After intensive studies on the science of hair, the engineers at Dyson, a technology company, designed and created the Dyson Supersonic to solve the problem.

Dyson vice president for PR and communications Bobby Yan, Miss Universe Thailand 2015 Aniporn Chalermburanawong, Dysonmanaging director Warren Sy
Dyson vice president for PR and communications Bobby Yan, Miss Universe Thailand 2015 Aniporn Chalermburanawong, Dyson managing director Warren Sy


Equipped with a fast and focused airflow, the  Dyson Supersonic hair dryer smartly controls temperature to help protect hair from heat damage.


It is also powered by the patented Dyson digital motor V9, the company’s smallest, lightest and most advanced tool of its kind. This enables the device to have half the weight of an average hair dryer, making it easy to balance and use.


I’ve tried this myself; I really am able to dry and style safely and effectively with this sleek device.


And oh, did I mention it’s not noisy like the conventional hair dryer? Dyson is really serious with its science, and thought real hard about the acoustics of this one.


Since the motor is small and compact, an axial flow impeller has been embedded in the handle and surrounded by acoustic silencers. This ensures I won’t wake up my husband or my kids and apologize for this small vanity tool.


The Dyson Supersonic has four heat settings, three airflow settings, and a cold shot. This variety of settings may suit everyone, given the options laid out here.


Whatever style you’re feeling on a given day, this one’s for you.


It was also nice to catch up with Filipino members of the press who, in my opinion, were the best-dressed at the Dyson Supersonic launch.


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