Sunday, November 20, 2011

philippine tatler 10th anniversary ball

bihira lang naman ako ma-imbita sa tatler ball. so when i am invited, i make the effort to get all spruced and go. out of the 10 balls they've held every year, this is my third time to be invited. feeling back in the A list! hehe :-D here's the hubby and me (in a rhett eala gown and mini-cape) in front of the giant letter T made of fresh flowers:
several tatler-ball veterans have told me that the cocktails is the best time to go. aside from the free-flowing moët champagne, that's when you can schmooze and see everyone's gowns! i was able to take a few pix, but there was so much more that i missed! as the evening wore on, the mezzanine of makati shangri-la got crowded and it was hard to see who was there. spot anyone you know??

dinner time! on tonight's menu: aged iberico ham, soufflé de manchego, fricasse of artichoke and sherry vinaigrette:
white seabass suquet barcelona styled in cocotte:
blood orange serbet with marmalade de naranja:
slow-roasted lomo de cordero, sautéed wild mushroom and saffron rice:
crème catalan, churro con chocolate and brandied cherry ice cream:
and of course this event is organized every year all in the name of charity. this year's beneficiary was habitat for humanity. there were several lots up for auction:

auction lot 1: boxing gloves signed by manny pacquiao. starting bid: P50k. winning bid: P210k.

auction lot 2: a parisian experience, which included 4d/3n stay for two with breakfast at shangri-la paris, a tour of hermès museum, gift from hermès, treatment and products from annick goutal paris. starting bid: P175k. winning bid: P380k.

auction lot 3: a tuscan adventure, which included 3d/2n stay for two with breakfast at fonte de medici, tour and tasting at tignanello estate, lunch for two at one-michelin-star osteria de passignano restaurant, and two business-class tickets to rome on singapore airlines. starting bid: P380k. winning bid: P650k.

auction lot 4: jaeger-lecoultre no.10 limited-edition watch. starting bid: P500k. winning bid: P1 million!

congratulations to philippine tatler editor in chief anton san diego and publisher irene martel francisco for another successful event! cheers!


Anonymous said...

you look pretty. you clean up nice.


the fash pack said...

haha thanks bdr :-)