Philippine Tatler’s “A Wedding Affair,” the launch of the second edition of Philippine Tatler (PT) Weddings, was a well-attended soiree at the Theatre Lounge of Solaire Resort and Casino.
The magazine’s new edition features gorgeous Fatima Rabago on the cover in a trés chic Vera Wang gown, shot at Solaire’s lush rooftop garden. There are also wedding fashion pictorials of Mikaela Lagdameo Martinez and “bridesmaids” Ava Diaz Daza and Laura Lehmann.
A handy, tote-sized compendium of ideas and tips as well as of informative and inspirational features, PT Weddings is a must-have guide for modern-day couples planning their dream wedding.
There are vibrant articles written by five recently wed brides—Rima Ostwani Najjar, Dina Arroyo Tantoco, Cristalle Belo Henares Pitt, Isabelle Daza Semblat and Cris Villonco Valderrama.
Likewise there are features on the best wedding venues and honeymoon destination suggestions, and a piece on decorating one’s first home.
Professional wedding host RJ Ledesma emceed the program. Tatler’s managing director Irene Martel Francisco welcomed the guests and unveiled the magazine cover with PT Weddings editor Shauna Jay Popple Williams and fashion editor Monique Madsen.
Pinoy joins Dubai art fest
Philippine artist Nanette Cruz-Miloda showed her works at the World Art Dubai 2017 recently held in Dubai World Trade Center, no less, palangga.
“I was invited by 4get-me-not, a nonprofit organization based in Dubai whose advocacy is raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease through art,” she said. “I accepted the invitation in a heartbeat!”
Miloda unveiled her “Yoga Art” series during the art powwow. She explained that the series was addressed “to Alzheimer’s disease caregivers to find inner peace, calmness and respite (through yoga).”
“Yoga is an expression of humanity through our body,” she pointed out. “And art is like yoga. It is a state of meditation. Any kind of creative and physical creativity is like meditation because you are focusing on something other than your life.”
Last March, Miloda joined an art exhibit in Taguig mounted by the Zonta Club International in connection with Women’s Month. The exhibit addressed violence against women.
Miloda said her next exhibit would be at the “HeARTfully” art festival in the Filinvest Indoor Tent on May 29-31.
German kitchen brand
Focus Global Inc., exclusive Philippine distributor of acclaimed international home furnishing brands, has launched the SieMatic Urban Kitchen Cabinet Collection at its sprawling showroom in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
The much-coveted kitchen cabinet brand “captures the essence of city living while celebrating nature and the outdoors,” says Steve Sy, Focus Global president. “It’s perfect for the discerning set that enjoys mixing different styles with a creatively fresh perspective on functionality and flexibility.”
In addition, homeowners may opt to include an herb garden in their kitchen, says Loli Sy, executive vice president. Cool, isn’t it?
Guests marveled at the SieMatic 29 kitchen sideboard developed in collaboration with Berlin-based Kinzo design studio. It is a homage to the traditional kitchen buffet which gave SieMatic its first success after its founding in 1929.
SieMatic has earned the German Design Award by the German Design Council.
Aside from Urban Kitchen, SieMatic has also released other collections: Pure, characterized by clear lines and minimalist modern style; and Classic, reflecting timeless elegance and opulence.
Focus Global showrooms are at Twenty-four Seven McKinley, 24th St. and 7th Ave. McKinley Parkway, Taguig. Call 7059999; Pioneer and Reliance Streets, Mandaluyong City, call 6348587; and Design Center of Cebu, P. Remedios and A.S. Fortuna Streets,
Mandaue City, call 2387605
Erratum: In this column’s recent write up about Mulberry Door by nawwTy’s kitchen, we didn’t include the address and contact details of the new restaurant: 8 Forbestown Centre, Burgos Cicle, 26th St. BGC, Taguig. Call 8105427, 09189987474 or 09064963745.