Event category archives: Parties

  • Beyond Bean-to-Bar: This is What a Chocolate-themed Dinner Party for Charity Looks Like

  • A chocolate-inspired eight hands dinner in Old Manila pays homage to the rarest of Philippine cacao varieties.  With Michelin training and shared culinary star power to back them up, and chocolate stouts and fine wines to match, the eight hands Auro Chocolate-inspired benefit dinner by The Peninsula Manila Old Manila Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones, Chef Josh Boutwood of The Test Kitchen, Che[...]
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  • How A Taipan Celebrates Chinese New Year

  • Metrobank Group Chairman hosts a Chinese banquet at the Grand Hyatt Manila on the eve of Chinese New Year and spends the following morning distributing gifts to the poorest of the poor. The night before Chinese New Year, Metrobank Group Chairman George S. K. Ty hosted a dinner at the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Manila. Besides the officers of Metrobank and the Metrobank subsidiaries, guests inc[...]
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  • Society’s Most Glamorous Teens Shine At Le Bal des Débutantes

  • A constellation of young stars rose to supernova status in the recently concluded annual Le Bal des Débutantes held last November 25 at France’s Peninsula Hotel. 20 debutantes were introduced to society this year, including that of Alice de Séjournet de Rameignies, Donna Giacinta dei Marchesi Brivio Sforza, Charlotte Bell, Princess Maria Francisca de Bragança, Princess Gauravi Kumari de Jaipur, P[...]
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  • The Red Charity Gala: A Night to Remember

  • The social set and members of the fashion stratosphere mingled together for the Red Charity Gala, the Philippines’ grandest charity fashion event that benefits the Philippine Red Cross. This year, the designer honored with a fashion show was Joey Samson. The night started with cocktails outside the Grand Ball Room of the Shangri-La at The Fort. Guests dressed in their best ball-gown finery milled[...]
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  • Celebration Even Without Fireworks: A Throwback to the 4th of July

  • The Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam mingled with guests at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La during the 4th of July celebration. United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, though only a few months in the country, has gotten used to requests for a photo and graciously smiled for all the phones and cameras throughout the evening. After the parade of colors, brief remarks and the[...]
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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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  • 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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  • 3 Things We're Looking Forward to at Sofitel's Oktoberfest

  • It’s that time of year again, when happy beer lovers flock to Sofitel for a wild Oktoberfest celebration. We’re counting down the days till the premium hotel announces its official date for this year’s festivities. We look back at last year’s celebration not only to reminisce, but also to psyche ourselves out for one of the most enjoyable gastronomic fairs of the year. We name three things we look[...]
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