It’s a privilege to travel, let alone speak of it with fondness and longing. For one night only, Philippine Tatler Traveller celebrated this leisurely treat through “The Art of Luxury Travel.”
The affair, which marked the launch of the magazine’s latest edition, paid tribute to the many places that shaped its stories and writers.
Over 300 A-listers, stylish personalities, fashionable globetrotters and industry bigwigs graced the event at the Raffles Makati Ballroom, where a delectable gourmet spread, a gin tonic bar and Engkanto artisanal beer awaited.
Philippine Tatler managing director Irene Martel Francisco and Tatler Traveller editor Mia Borromeo got busy welcoming guests, while we explored the venue that transported us to different places.
Travel-inspired vignettes mounted by global brands like Jewelmer, Okada, Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Philippine Airlines and Bellevue Resorts adorned the walls, painting vivid portraits of some of our choicest destinations. It was sightseeing sans the pain of tired feet. It was the perfect ambience for a brief escape from the city.
The magazine’s latest luxe issue is not one to miss. The cover story was shot on location in Tokyo, Japan. Styled by Borromeo herself, Happy Skin founder Rissa Mananquil Trillo fronts this volume shot by seasoned photographer Sara Black.
Wanderlust—and surrendering to it—colors this issue’s narratives. Cristalle Belo-Pitt recalls cold weather on the slopes of Niseko, Hokkaido, while Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez recounts being enchanted by enigmatic Sri Lanka.
Curtis Chin shares his personal encounter with the Dalai Lama and Ginggay Joven-dela Merced inspires with her triumph over Mt. Pulag.
Guests didn’t only bring home a memory to remember but some took home exciting raffle prizes that included business class trips to Hong Kong via Philippine Airlines and a grand prize round-trip ticket to Europe on Turkish Airlines.
It is, indeed, a beautiful time to keep traveling!