Event category archives: LA Exclusive

  • Behind the Doors of the Private Room Club: Mia San Agustin's Girls Night Out

  • Harlan and Holden’s Mia San Agustin likes to wine and dine with friends. Collectively, she and her girlfriends are called the Private Room Club. “We formed PRC as an all-girls night out. No clubbing but more for dinner and drinks. The name of our thread was originally GNO, which stands for Girls Night Out but we later realized we should only hold our get-togethers when we are in a private room of [...]
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  • Staging the Most Successful Fashion Charity Event: The Red Charity Gala

  • Elation over the successful staging of the 2016 Red Charity Gala was still running high when Kaye Tinga and Tessa Prieto Valdes began planning for the next annual fundraiser. Immediately after the fashion benefit, the two prime movers were already looking ahead to the next event the following year. “We begin planning the day after,” Kaye laughs. “Seriously, almost as soon as the gala is over, we[...]
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  • How Do the Owners of Locavore Throw Their Private Dinner Parties?

  • Part of the experience of walking into a dinner party prepared by the women behind Locavore is savoring the appetizing aromas that waft through the kitchen. Dishes laid out on their table are made from scratch using only ingredients that are sourced locally. Entertaining has become second nature to proprietors Tin Magasaysay-Matic, Carla Magsaysay and Alta Lyttle especially after Locavore, a resta[...]
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  • Functional Luxury: A Dinner on Hermès china

  • Mario Katigbak is known to have transformed a mall passage into a garden walkway leading up to a museum for an elegant reception. He has conjured a period party at the side lobby of a hotel with a sit-down dinner for 100 guests, prefaced by a fashion show and a showcase for Bulgari jewelry. Tastefulness elegance marks his events as well as the intimate gatherings he hosts. Depending on the seaso[...]
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  • Birthday Feast For A Bon Vivant: A Legendary Dinner at the Liechtenstein's

  • It’s a known fact that the Liechtensteins can throw a party. The trademark of their popular dinners has always been that “everything is made by someone in the family, whether it’s the cocktails or the food or the entertainment,” daughter Lauren discloses. But for matron Maymay Liechtenstein’s 56th birthday, they took it a notch higher by making the program a complete family affair. The pink-and-[...]
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  • Celebrating A Culinary Heritage: How Jerika Ejercito Throws the Perfect Dinner Party

  • When Jerika Ejercito puts together a party, she usually does it at home, or at Maria Maria, a restaurant dedicated to her Lola Mary. The establishment holds the venerable matriarch’s heritage recipes. Food in her get-togethers is always comfort food made following recipes inherited from her grandmother. “I try and celebrate the culinary heritage that we inherited from our Lola Mary,” she says. “[...]
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  • Baby Cruz Likes Old World Elegance During Tea Time

  • Baby Crus-Vasquez is a seasoned hostess who transforms even intimate spaces into memorable dining experiences. Whether entertaining a large party or a gathering of four, she exerts the same attention to details and effort to ensure that her guests feel appreciated and valued. “A combination of different elements make a great party,” she says. “However, I would prioritize the guest list. I cura[...]
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  • The Art of Simplicity: How Chuchu Madrigal Eduque Spreads Her Table with Love

  • Chuchu Madrigal Eduque and her cousins come together weekly, or at the very least, one Sunday a month. It is a gathering for the pleasure of each other's company. These family affairs have remained relaxed and casual occasions for conversation and favorite flavors through many years. They meet in each other's homes, sometimes joined by spouses and children. When Chuchu is hosting at her residenc[...]
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  • Julie Boschi Teaches Us How to Host Champagne Filled Afternoons

  • For Julie Boschi, entertaining is a birthright. One of her early childhood memories is the mahjong parties at her family’s farm. “I loved how my grandmother managed to play mahjong and supervise the food, the drinks, lights, table setting, the whole nine yards all the while puffing on her cigarette imbedded in this long very sleek tar guard.” Now a consummate a host herself, she has inherited [...]
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  • See How Chef Jessie Sincioco Makes Afternoon Tea Special

  • A mainstay of the Manila dining scene for the last decade, Jessie Sincioco, fondly known as Chef Jessie considers merienda as “the only meal I can serve and enjoy with friends,” owing to the very busy lunch and dinner service at her eponymous restaurant, Chef Jessie. Bay windows overlook the space and let in natural light, making it the perfect place for a light, breezy meal. “My afternoon tea h[...]
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  • Whisky As The Centerpiece: Kevin Tan at the Dalmore Lounge

  • Kevin Tan likes his whisky neat—specifically The Dalmore, the Scottish distillery acquired by his family’s Emperador Distillers, Inc. under their Alliance Global Group, Inc. The 37-year-old Alliance Global executive director and Megaworld senior vice president likes to host lunches and dinners every few weeks with select friends at his home. It is where he can customize the gathering the way he [...]
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  • Comfort Food on Heirloom Pieces: Dette's Delicate Dinner Spread

  • Dette Tan’s heirloom china is 50-years-old and was passed onto her by her late mother. She cherishes the Noritake flatware with 24-carat gold-filled lining because of its sentimental value. They are taken out on special occasions or when those she loves the most gather around her table for a meal. Her daughter Audrey, son-in-law Miguel Zubiri, her grandchildren and her “close, close friends from w[...]
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