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Joint birthday bash at Manila House; design VIPs flock to Pottery Barn

By: - Columnist
/ 04:02 AM April 26, 2017
Celebrators Cristalle Henares-Pitt and Alice Eduardo

Celebrators Cristalle Henares-Pitt and Alice Eduardo

The weather was fine and cool when “Woman of Steel but with Heart of Gold” Alice Eduardo held a joint birthday bash with fellow April celebrator Cristalle Belo-Pitt.

The joint bash was hosted by Dr. Vicki Belo especially for Alice Eduardo, a construction magnate and Marian devotee, and organized by publicist Jojie Dingcong at the plush Manila House.

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The evening was filled not only with overflowing bubbly but tons of gossip and delicious whispers.

The Manila House private room was especially decorated with lush summer flowers including gorgeous tulips by Robert Blancaflor. Cristalle and Alice blew their birthday candles atop the delicate floral-design cakes commissioned by Nicole Ortega.

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The Manila House at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig is an exclusive club, designed by Gert Voorjans, combining contemporary and colonial aesthetics.

Doctor Belo might have been absent that evening but she made her presence felt with her beautiful daughter and, of course, the signature Belo goodies loot bag, filled to the brim with Belo’s sunblock range perfect for the summer season.

Guests enjoyed the food, drinks and company and, naturellement, dahlings, the elegant ambiance that blended so well with the two elegant women of the hour.

Jojie Dingcong, Ian Giron, Alice Eduardo; (seated) Small Laude, Maurice Arcache, Nicole Ortega, Sharmila Hiranand

Jojie Dingcong, Ian Giron, Alice Eduardo; (seated) Small Laude, Maurice Arcache, Nicole Ortega, Sharmila Hiranand

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn hosted an amazing gathering of architects, interior designers, and style purveyors at its flagship store in Central Square.

Guests included Anna Angara, Carlo Calma, Chito Antonio, Cyndi Fernandez-Beltran, Cynthia and Ivy Almario, Dan Lichauco, Dominic Galicia, Emmanuel Miñana, Eric Paras, Jason Buensalido, Joey Yupangco, and Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase.

Touring the VIPs around were Anthony Huang, president of Stores Specialists Inc., and his wife Nina Huang, as well as Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Rustan’s Commercial Corp. board member.

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SSI and Rustan’s officers introduced Pottery Barn’s newest Designers’ Circle Rewards program.

Through this members-only initiative, palangga, Pottery Barn “aims to help designers bring to life their style visions through special rewards, promos and discounts, and access to exclusive product reviews and events. Be inspired to decorate your spaces and make every room your obra maestro,” Maritess said.

Pottery Barn, exclusively distributed by SSI, is at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central and Estancia at Capitol Commons.

Visit Pottery Barn PH on Facebook. Follow @potterybarnPH and @ssilifeph on Instagram.

Alex VanHagen, the celebrator Alice Eduardo, Maurice A.

Alex VanHagen, the celebrator Alice Eduardo, Maurice A.

Nestlé health campaign

Nestlé Philippines recently launched its Start Healthy, Stay Healthy campaign.

Some parents think that it’s cute and healthy when their babies are chubby. Little do they know that they may be pushing their little ones to the point of obesity. And this shouldn’t be the case as an overweight child may become an overweight adult. No parent would like her kid to go through a lifetime battle with obesity, ’di bala?

This is just one of the misconceptions that Nestlé’s new advocacy program seeks to correct. Aptly named Start Healthy, Stay Healthy, the global program seeks to make new parents aware of how important the first 1,000 days of life are in shaping the future health of a child.

“New parents have all sorts of questions, especially at the start of their exciting new journey,” said Nestlé officer Cyril Silagan. It is of utmost importance, dahlings, that all questions during this period are properly addressed, because it’s simply a no-no for errors during baby’s first 1,000 days.

During the press launch, health professionals shed light on how factors such as early nutrition, as well as the health of a mom before and during pregnancy, may affect a growing child’s predisposition to developing noncommunicable diseases.

Citing research from Nestlé’s global network of health professionals, Silagan noted that this period “is a critical window where parents can take measures to counteract a child’s tendency to manifest certain hereditary health risks. These include allergies, asthma, diabetes, obesity and other noncommunicable diseases.”

Visit www.starthealthy.nestle.com.ph. Like Nestlé Start Healthy Stay Healthy PH on Facebook.

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Dingcong, Melba Solidum, Small Laude; (seated) Ramirez, Eduardo, Thelma San Juan

Cristalle Henares-Pitt, Alice Eduardo, CarolGarcia, Anton San Diego; (seated) Jojie Dingcong, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Joanne Rae Ramirez

Cristalle Henares-Pitt, Alice Eduardo, CarolGarcia, Anton San Diego; (seated) Jojie Dingcong, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Joanne Rae Ramirez

Veronica and Gary Garcia

Veronica and Gary Garcia

Elegant table setting

Elegant table setting

Cynthia Almario,Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Ivy Almario, Regina Bonoan

Cynthia Almario,Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Ivy Almario, Regina Bonoan

Anthony Huang, Regina Bonoan, Eric Paras, Chito Antonio, Dominic Galicia

Anthony Huang, Regina Bonoan, Eric Paras, Chito Antonio, Dominic Galicia

Ivy and Cynthia Almario,Nina Huang, Susan Joven

Ivy and Cynthia Almario,Nina Huang, Susan Joven

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Helga Krapf, Kevin Estillore

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