There’s that old adage where they say that happiness is a state of mind or a journey. Now, happiness can also be tasted, thanks to Coca Cola! Coke has long been sharing happiness and here in the Philippines, FEMSA is the guiding company for happiness – delivering smiles, refreshment and inspiration to their clients, customers and employees. Case in point is their Sun Awards that I was so lucky and grateful to have hosted.

The Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines Sun Awards recognizes the different departments and employees of Coca-Cola FEMSA and their exemplary work and contribution to the company. The show was a fun filled and definitely high energy, which is a reflection of the working environment of the company. The show started with the Ryan Cayabyab Singers performing a stunning performance of the “Taste the Feeling” theme song, giving the audience a taste of how the night would be. Winners of the different awards categories were given sizeable prizes which they can use for social development programs, and were recognized for the hard work they have been doing to reach the goal of being the best beverage company in the country.

FEMSA has been very active in their external and internal socio-civic responsibility programs. Partnering up with different non-profit groups, they aim to support projects that involve the youth, environment, active lifestyles, family and community. They have been very supportive of my projects – Assumption ‘81 and Red Charity Gala projects just to name a couple.


Speaking of loyal and avid supporters, Remy Martin is also a treasured partner in my events; providing opulent spirits and cocktails to my guests, be it at the Red Charity Gala or another event. Remy Martin recently supported Metro Society’s launch of their latest issue and an exhibit of luxury and bespoke items at 8 Rockwell.
Metro Society’s EIC, the always fab and exuberant Raul Manzano, treated guests to a wonderful sensory experience of luxe delight! There were bespoke suits and shoes from Signet featuring Orazio Luciano’s suits and jackets. Also part of the exhibit are Carmina Shoemaker’s shoes, elegant timepieces featuring the creations of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the finest luxury and fun cameras by Leica, a Rolls-Royce Wraith – which is the only way to ride, A2A Journeys, and cocktails by Rémy Martin. As if that were not enough, the guests were also treated to a custom menu by Chef Luciano Paolo Nesi of Prego Ristorante.

The latest issue of Metro Society features the best dressed men of Manila which includes Anton Lagdameo, Jack Demesa, Carlo Umali, Chucho Martinez, Joey Samson, Jun Jun Ablaza, Edie Lim, Jason Qua, Kelly See, Tom Sing, Tim Yap, Robby Carmona, Jose Mari Victor Silayan, Rocky David, Arnold Austria, Sonny Sunga, Robbie Becroft, Christian Valdes, LA Aguinaldo, Paolo Pineda, Ferdie Salvador, and Edu Manzano.

Also featured in the issue are the men in suits with a wonderful surprise! Tessa Alindogan is the only woman in the list and I super love her socks and wonderful Joey Samson suit! In the same issue is a feature on my husband, Dennis and 10 things you don’t know about him.


It’s not a secret that Dennis is into underwater hockey and is part of the Philippine underwater Hockey Federation. He and his team were recently in South Africa for the World Cup so I went there to support him being the very loving and supporting wife that I am.

Being in another country poses a problem when it comes to certain vanities like nail care and nail polish preservation. Most of the time, we sacrifice that vanity and go all natural but it just doesn’t feel the same. I found a great solution to this little dilemma with Kiyosa Total Japanese Beauty! Using the latest Japanese technology and discipline while incorporating the Filipino traits of warm hospitality, Kiyosa offers more than just nail art, lashes extension and hair care. They offer an exceptional and complete beauty experience.

Kiyosa Total Japanese Beauty is located t the ground floor of the F1 hotel, Lane A, Bonifacio Global City. For reservations, call 805-8888.


Another piece of news I am so happy to share is that I am now part of the NxLed family! As an interior designer, I am particular with lighting as it greatly contributes to the overall design and ambience of a room. Its color and intensity can either make the room warm and cozy, or strong and vivid. The challenge with lighting however is that once installed, it is most likely already there to stay; when you want to alter the ambience or lighting effect, you have to change the lights all together.

Launched recently during Worldbex 2016 is the new line of LED lighting from Nxled, the next generation in lighting. Committed to innovation, Nxled introduces the Chameleon series, an adaptive LED line designed to suit the different lighting needs of today’s consumers. Be it for the quintessential condo dweller maximizing a specific area or an entrepreneur renovating the office space to increase functionality and productivity, the Nxled Chameleon series offers innovative technologies that will revolutionize the concept of lighting with its ‘dimmable without dimmer’ and color-changing technologies.

Nxled’s Dimmable Without Dimmer Series features an adaptive technology that allows lighting products to dim without the need for a dimmer switch. This feature, the first in the Philippines, is suitable for the energy and environment conscious. Consumers can choose the brightness of the LED light sans any special equipment, starting with full brightiness (100%) and gradually dim to 50% to 25% to 12.5%.

Meanwhile, the color-changing series has three (3) color temperatures to adapt to the user’s need, preference or mood. They can choose from daylight, warm white or cool white, according to the time of day or the activity at hand. Want to sit back and read a book? Then switch to daylight. Want a cozier atmosphere? Warm white is perfect.
Making it more special is that the Nxled Chameleon Series is controllable with a flick of the existing switch, allowing for user convenience and ease without complicated re-wiring or electrical changes.

The Nxled Chameleon series is available in a wide range of high quality LED products—from bulbs and down lights; to ceiling lamps and tubes— all perfect replacements to the existing lighting fixtures where beauty, high technology, efficiency and cost effectiveness come together seamlessly.

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