I’ve always said that we should know how to let our hair down and have some fun! Let your inner kid out and be carefree, even if it’s just for one night.  It’s not just for frivolity’s sake but rather, a necessity – especially in this day and age! I was lucky enough to be able to just let go and be a kid again when my Assumption BFF Jojo Ongsiako and her daughter plus my Athena spent a fun and furry onesies girls’ night at the new Citadines in Ortigas.

The property is managed by the international serviced residence chain; The Ascott Limited based in Singapore and is owned by CDC Holdings Inc, a premier real estate developer in the Philippines. Located at the centre of the Ortigas business and commercial districts, this is The Ascott Limited’s first venture into the North of Metro Manila.

We were welcomed by the Executive Management Committee of The Ascott Limited’s Philippine Cluster, headed by the Regional General Manager of the Philippines and Thailand, Mr. Arthur Gindap and the Head of CDC Holdings Inc, Mrs. Elsie Chua. Their vibrant and modern interiors were highlighted thru an elegant live photo wall filled with greenery which ties in with the main theme of their property which is bio mimicry.

During its soft opening period, aside from their available serviced apartments, two food and beverage outlets have opened to the public with their unique fusion of Filipino, Asian and Western cuisine for Relish Luxe Café and with modern Japanese offerings for Aburi. Citadines Millennium Ortigas also has facilities such as the Resident’s Lounge, Swimming Pool, Self-Laundry Service and Fitness Centre available for use by guests and residents. Soon, they will also be opening their function rooms!

For more information and updates, visit their website www.citadines.com  For enquiries, please call (632) 550 3200 or email them at enquiry.manila@the-ascott.com

Speaking of letting your hair down, Balmain – the fashion brand known for its beautiful couture, launched its Balmain Hair Couture Salon Tour Series in a kickoff event Headzone Salon Shangri-la East Wing. The Balmain Paris fashion house created Hair Couture to achieve high fashion every day. With over 40 years of heritage in combining hair essentials with the latest runway trends, Balmain Hair Couture has established its legitimacy in the field of luxury. Each collection, inspired by backstage secrets that create the ultimate catwalk-inspired look, is exclusively done in small batches.  It’s all about perfection with Balmain Hair that’s why all collections consist of a small but complete line of only the best selling products.

The launch featured luxurious food, an endless flow of champagne and some of the most beautiful people in the Metro. Guests were also treated to a perfect combination of treatments and full make-overs especially made for them to experience true luxury in hair care and styling – what Balmain Hair Couture is all about. Hosted by Radio DJ Katz Salao and capped off by one of the best DJs in the Philippines, DJ Jessica Milner, the launch was truly a night of luxury.

Balmain Hair Couture is exclusively distributed by iBloom Corporation here in the Philippines, brought in by Founder and CEO Mirasol C. Salao. It is currently available in select salons and barbershops.

Luxury was also the theme in the recent 1st Maserati Negros Polo Invitational at the La Provincia Polo Club in Bacolod city. There were two dominant teams in their horses prancing around in blue and red uniforms with the Trident Logo warming up to start the games more widely known as the Game of Kings!

Besides the polo ponies on the field, there were two Maserati Levante cars and one Ghibli sedan which were flown all the way from Manila. Each car was seen displayed on the other side of the field showcasing this Italian luxury vehicle brand’s first Suv, the Maserati Levante in Black and White.

Maserati Philippines representative Jason Soong co-hosted the event with La Provincia  Polo Club owner Ricardo Garcia who was also heading the Blue team with Mayor Manolet Escalante and Dino Gutierrez.

Each team gave their all during the games. The Red team with members Buboy Yusay, James Dinsay and Andre Corro outscored and won the game. The games were officiated by Coco Garcia, Owner of Canes and Stables. Sunset tunes were played by DJ Manolet Dario while the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones were awarded to the Red team. Don Papa cocktails were served and Bacolod’s finest specialties like Aida’s Chicken Inasal , Bar 21’s delicious La Paz Batchoy were specially prepared for the guests.

For more information on the latest Maserati models, visit the Maserati showroom at Autostrada, 32nd cor. 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City or call +63 2 856 2277.

From the game of kings to the king of TVs: The Samsung QLED TV recently had an event to introduce my co-endorser, film director Paul Soriano in an intimate event with his peers and family. With an uncompromising eye for detail, the 35-year old director has won several awards and accolades in the global scene. Meticulous and unapologetic when it comes to picture quality, Paul’s impeccable taste has been matched by Samsung’s newest offering — the QLED TV.

With 100% color volume, Paul can show his creations as close to real life as possible, depicting on screen what the director’s eye takes in an actual setting, giving depth and realness to the film. The first of its kind to do so, the brand’s exclusive Quantum Dot innovation succeeds where conventional TVs fail, maintaining the integrity of hues on screen during brightly-lit scenes.

Much like Paul, Samsung believes that you deserve to make Samsung QLED TV a new addition to your home. Get to know more about the 2017 Samsung QLED TV Lineup by visiting the Samsung Facebook page or www.samsung.com/ph

It’s not a secret that I love to play golf, especially with my family! I’m quite excited about the new driving range of Valley Golf and Country club! Prominent local leaders led by Rizal Governor Nini Ynares, Taytay Mayor George Gacula II and Cainta Mayor Kit Nieto led the inaurugal together with Valley Golf Officers Boy San Pedro, Chito Polintan, JV Santos, Abet dela Cruz and Ver Bucat.

This state-of-the-art Driving Range two level driving bays, all equipped with convex mirrors to check your stance, grip and all together look!  The upper level bays feature the revolutionary TMAXGOLF motor-less dispensers.   All you need is a tap and the ball is all ready for your drive!

This range has a distance of 240 yards, making it friendly to hardcore enthusiasts as well as beginners.  Chill with the coldest beers in town and an amazing Korean buffet after hitting those balls. The Valley Golf Driving Range is open to the public from 6 AM to 10 PM daily.   Check it out!

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