Lifestyle Asia magazine celebrated its 28th anniversary recently with a musical that transformed Valkyrie at The Palace in Uptown Bonifacio into a glamorous grand ballroom.
The Lifestyle Asia Musical Gala laid out the red carpet to welcome guests as they arrived at the scene, being regaled by musicians. In line with the event’s theme, Cravings Catering and Events fired up their grills and assembled their courteous staff to provide a spectacular culinary feast inspired by timeless and popular Broadway musicals. Joe Chan, son of celebrated composer and OPM legend Jose Mari Chan, serenaded the guests with the official Lifestyle Asia jingle Living in my Best Life, which he composed in collaboration with Anna.
The theatrical music set started with a beautiful overture of Broadway songs by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga. Highlighting the world-class excellence of Filipinos, Lifestyle Asia invited some of the most brilliant artists in the country to perform show-stopping numbers that enthralled the audience. Outstanding performers included Joanna Ampil, Nicole Asensio, Cris Villonco, Bea Tantoco and The Company.
Steering the event towards a better cause, Lifestyle Asia honored the efforts of Caritas Manila for their efforts in helping the calamity survivors through their Damayan Movement during Typhoon Lando. One Mega Group Chairman Jerry Tiu, Founder and CEO Sari V. Yap, Lifestyle Asia Editor-at-Large Cheryl Tiu, Editor-in-Chief Anna Sobrepeña, Associate Publisher Franco Laurel, and Caritas Manila’s Social Marketing Division Head May Tiangco all joined together on stage for a grand photo-op.