Fun ‘bienvenida’ and birthday bash at posh QC boutique hotel | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

TINA Cuevas of Sulo Riviera, Karen Huang from Hong Kong, Cannes-based Tetta Agustin Bavery and glamorous Ching Cruz
TINA Cuevas of Sulo Riviera, Karen Huang from Hong Kong, Cannes-based Tetta Agustin Bavery and glamorous Ching Cruz

Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City was the scene for the bienvenida for Ipe Cruz, who was coming home from New York, and the birthday of former Givenchy house model Tetta Agustin Bavery, dahlings.

The twin celebrations showed Sulo Riviera was the place to be “in” north of the metro for our town’s well-heeled set. The old Sulo is now a gorgeously furnished boutique hotel under Tina Cuevas, back from a 20-year stay in Barcelona, Spain, who did a great job of giving Sulo that ultra-high-end look with her classy interior designs, dahlings.

Entering the reception and lobby areas, then breezing through the dining area and continuing to the pool where there are huge white tents and a music band dressed in all-white, made me feel like I was in a club in Monte Carlo. Totally awesome, dahlings.

SUSAN Joven, Linda Ley; Cinderella’s Therese Coronel and Merl Pineda

Cocktails, aperitifs and hors d’oeuvres were served in the cool Aqua poolside lounge, while the invitees nibbled on the most tender roast beef, decadent foie gras fried rice, savory tinapa triangles, and other specialties of the hotel’s chic Café Paraiso, palanggas.

MOI with Ipe Cruz

Getting ready for the calorific desserts, the guests walked up one floor to the hotel’s mirror-lined Manansala ballroom, where an array of sweeties and après dinner drinks awaited them.

Guests included the ultra-glamorous Ching Cruz; top PR practitioner Susan Joven; Linda Ley; Merl Pineda with children, Adora’s Eman, Jaime and Marie. Hong Kong socialite Karen Chuang with son Edwin; Maki Cruz; Cecille Ang; Natori creative director Ian Giron; PR consultant Pam Gonzales; and Consuls Fortune Ledesma and Agnes Huibonhoa.

Smart-Nokia Lumia launched

Resorts World Manila was buzzing like a bumble bee when Smart launched its latest Windows phone, the Nokia Lumia.

SMART executives Louie Ang, senior manager for mobile Internet; Gio Bacareza, head of mobile Internet and data services; Noel Lorenzana, head of wireless consumer division; Nikka Abes, head of corporate communications; andGMDharmesh Goshalia

Smart’s trés modern Nokia Lumia, we were told, “is designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone, with its latest tile interface and the fastest upload speed.”

MIRIAM Quiambao, CJ Jaravata, Alex Escat, Ruffa Gutierrez, Tim Yap and BB Gandanghari

Hotshots during the launch were Nokia Philippines product manager Mike Smith, Nokia marketing manager Jonica Peña and Smart senior marketing manager Louie Ang.

KC Montero and Rhian Ramos hosted the well-attended night that trended worldwide over Twitter, topping the rankings nationwide “as the most talked about topic via the same platform.”

DANIEL Castano, Karen Pamintuan; Denise Laurel and Aubrey Miles

For extras, Erick Morillo jetted in, rocking us with his upbeat music and exceptional mixes.

Gorgeous to look at and delightful to know were Troy Montero and Aubrey Miles, Ornussa Cadness and Kelly Misa; Vhong Navarro; GMA artists Sef Cadayona, Bella Padilla; PBA player Don Allado and wife  Maricar de Mesa, and Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Anthony and David Semerad, dahlings.

Hey, palanggas, grab Nokia Lumia 710 handsets exclusively powered by Smart!

Top Tupperware sellers

TUPPERWARE Brands director for marketing Charmane Abad, Cebu branch executive Carlos Villanueva and general manager Perry Mogar

Tupperware Brands held a Hollywood-inspired awards ceremony for its top direct sellers. Theme of the affair was “Beyond the Velvet Rope.”

Top sales performers received super VIP treatment during the posh happening emceed by dealers Evelyn Tabaniag and Miriam Saltin.

Chit Nonescan of Calapan branch grabbed “Nationwide Top Beauty Seller” award, while Cebu was named “Top Branch in Cosmetic, Fragrances and Toiletry Sales.”

Lilibeth Campos won “Miss Colour Collection.”

COLOUR Collection endorser Bea Alonzo

Making this fabulous fun night even brighter was the presence of Colour Collection image model Bea Alonzo, who sang and performed.

Sharing her beauty secret, Bea said, “We, women, have to look our best all the time. One way to perk up and have confidence is through makeup. That is why I am thankful and proud to be with Colour Collection for three years now.”

TUPPERWARE Brands VP for operations Mina Bato, Edsa branch manager Jean de los Santos and chief financial officer Cel Torres

Welcoming the excited invitees were Tupperware Brands executives led by president and general manager, the super charming Perry Mogar; chief financial officer Cel Torres; vice president for operations Mina Bato; director for marketing and incentives Charmane Abad; and human resources director Jane Montilla.

A seminar on personality development and cosmetics was hosted by Tupperware Brands assistant brand manager for cosmetics Kriska Ramos, who tackled “cosmetics and its power to transform women and boost their confidence.”

COLOUR Collection chief makeup artist Bianca Valerio and Kriska Ramos, Tupperware Brands assistant brand manager for cosmetics

Colour Collection’s chief makeup artist Bianca Valerio talked about personality development, specifically “how to have makeup tips and tricks that will give you effective product-selling techniques.”

“Through Beauty Academy and other programs, Tupperware Brands will continue empowering its dealers to become their very best,” said Ramos.

Colour Collection, it was reported, reached an awesome P100 million in sales in 2011. Wow!

Tupperware Brands is the authorized distributor of Tupperware, Colour Collection, Ivana, White Result, Wonderbra, Playtex, Hanes, Baby Care Plus and Circus.

More info? Visit or call 8672222.


In the May 16 article about Oakley, the photo captioned “Vashu Dargani with Ramesh and his wife Nameeta Dargani,” should have been “Hut Rajiv Dargani, Oakley Philippines director of operations, with parents Geeta Dargani and Oakley Philippines CEO Ramesh Dargani.” Sorry, palanggas, for the mistake.

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