Event category archives: Events

  • It's All About the Guest List: Ladies Night at Ina Ayala's House

  • It took quite a bit of experimenting before Ina Ayala could figure out a system on how to best throw a dinner party. “As a newlywed in Hong Kong and being young and inexperienced, everything was by trial and error,” she says. “What I learned is that even if you serve the best food or wine, it’s the mix of people that matter.” Hong Kong was the perfect locale to get her feet wet in the world of e[...]
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  • Louie Ablaza's Spectacular African Safari Party to Celebrate his 80th Year of Life

  • Louie Ablaza, the honorary consul of Zambia, had a spectacular African Safari party in celebration of his 80th birthday. The festive occasion was held at their sprawling countryside manor named after his wife Amelia, better known as Mellie, a celebrated hostess known for throwing fabulous parties.   The birthday celebrant, dressed as a Safari explorer, welcomed guests with Mellie, who was garbed [...]
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  • Crowning Glories: 16 of the Most Beautiful and Expensive Royal Crown Jewels

  • A list of the most expensive and beautiful Crown Jewels worn by the royal families of England, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark. ENGLAND The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara Year Made: 1874 by Bolin, the Russian Court Jeweler The Grand Duchess Vladimir (Maria Pavlovna, wife of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich) was the aunt of the last Tsar of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II (murdered in cold[...]
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  • Rocio Olbes Has Fab Lunches Inspired by Portugal

  • Rocio Olbes Ressano grew up in home that was a venue for many parties. “My mother entertained a lot, so it is not something I particularly started but rather something that I continue to do. Naturally, I am still learning, exploring and growing.” Now that she runs her own household, which she shares with husband Antonio, Rocio is bringing her own brand of elegance and fun to lunches and dinners [...]
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  • Tina Cuevas Throws a Latin-Themed Party on Top of a Swimming Pool

  • Those who have been to dinners or themed parties hosted by Tina Cuevas can expect a grandiose time whenever an invitation from the hostess is sent their way. The hotelier, who reinvented the former Sulo Hotel into a chic boutique hotel now called Sulo Riviera, goes through great lengths to organize get-togethers that family and friends describe as “opulent and unforgettable.” Tina explains, “I’m[...]
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  • 3 of Made Nice Supper Club's Most Delicious and Instagramable Dishes

  • “It’s simple; we wanted things made nice,” explains Toby Panlilio, one of four young proprietors of Made Nice Supper Club. He recently partnered with colleges friends Wren Go, Raul Fores and Jack and Gabbi Flores in Greatful Group, a food concept company. Their first project is Made Nice, a culmination of the owners’ background in food training from Enderun or culinary institutes in New York. T[...]
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  • Rustan's Launches a New Edition of Amorsolo: Love & Passion

  • Rustan’s has relaunched a new version Amorsolo: Love & Passion, a two-volume book set that chronicles the work of Filipino national treasure Fernando Amorsolo and the subjects of his portraits. The book was the talk of the town the afternoon Rustan’s hosted a soiree for art and heritage lovers at their Makati Department Store. The privileged invited were excited for a sneak peak of the new edi[...]
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  • Fukudaya: An Osaka Food Market in the Middle of Manila

  • The quiet atmosphere and open air courtyard at the Arya Residences in the Fort is the unexpected location for Fukudaya, a Japanese restaurant usually at full capacity for lunch and dinner. Guests of the busy restaurant are usually regulars. The menu highlights dishes that introduce new ingredients used in creating traditional Japanese dishes. The space is dimly lit with wooden fixtures and carving[...]
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  • Carlo Lorenzana's Argentinian Steak and Wine Night at La Cabrera

  • The lights are dim inside La Cabrera restaurant in Makati. People-person and frequent entertainer Carlo Lorenzana is ready for an evening of sharing the best of Argentinean steak and wine to a close-knit circle of friends. “I like it a punto or medium in Argentina – just to the point of being fully cooked,” he describes his preferred way of having his steak. La Cabrera, the venue for dinner is[...]
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  • 30 Statement Furniture Pieces Inspired by Places

  • 30 statement furniture pieces that remind us of locations from around the world ranging from the gardens of Versailles, New York kitchens from Nancy Meyer movies, Martha's Vineyard, and a stately manor in Avington Park. LEO'S OYSTER BAR San Francisco With the current trend of palm motifs not going away anytime soon, The Groussay Vert Buis wallpaper print from MAISON CHRISTIAN LACROIX is[...]
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  • Champagne Showers at the Home of Ito Curata

  • The sun begins to set over the home of designer Ito Curata. It has been a week filled with work, events and several rendezvous, but he is excited about having a close set of friends over at his residence. He expects 20 guests to arrive on a Sunday night. The date of his dinner was intended so that his friends would not have to navigate through traffic on the way to the south. As a result, there [...]
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  • 10 of the Most Expensive Jewelry Pieces in Hollywood Films

  • Diamond necklaces, rare rubies, pearl strands, and over sized sapphires that truly show Hollywood's love affair with jewelry, beauty and all things grand. SATINE’S DIAMOND NECKLACE FROM THE DUKE By Stefano Canturi for Moulin Rouge! (2001)    In the film Moulin Rouge!, Nicole Kidman plays Satine, the star courtesan of the infamous French nightclub who is used as a pawn in getting the powerfu[...]
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