Friday, May 16, 2014

The Art of Luxury Travel

The team of Philippine Tatler Traveller, headed by its Managing Director, Irene Martel Francisco, Special Projects Editor, Mia Borromeo and Editor-in-Chief Anton San Diego, hosted a fab affair at Fairmont-Raffles Hotel which was highlighted by excellent wines and a variety of world class 

cuisines. My favorite was the Spanish booth  which served paella, manchego cheese, and other Spanish delicacies.  The Japanese and French corners were also popular among the guests composed of Manila's A -Listers.  The Insider's Guide to Luxury Travel is the theme of this particular issue of PhilTatler Traveller, Volume V. 
Prices to luxurious destinations and dining places were raffled off which made some lucky winners ecstatic.  But as for us who did not win, we were just happy to indulge in the excellent variety of dishes paired off with good quality wines and champagne and most importantly, enjoy seeing familiar faces and friends of old standing.

Mia Borromeo, Special Projects Editor 
and Irene Martel Francisco, Managing Director

David Batchelor, GM of Fairmont-Raffles, Irene M. Francisco, 
Anton San Diego, EIC of Phil Tatler 
and Mario Katigbak,  GM of Hermes and Bulgari

Crimson Alabang Team- Twinkie Lacsamana, 
Carmela Bocanegra, Macy Magsino, 
Mia Sy, Mayenne Carmona(a friend of the team) 
James Montenegro (GM Of Crimson Mactan, Crimson Alabang, Quest Hotel, Cebu City), 
Norsan Almeda, Christine Dumaraos

Thai Airways GM of Phil and Guam, Sern Chupikulchai 
and Mayenne Carmona, journalist
Linda Ley, Henry Zabarte, Mela Bengson 
The Marco Polo Manila team of Pearl Maclang 
& Francis de Leon and Mia Borromeo of PhilTatler
Dr Cecile Infantado with GM of Sofitel Adam and his wife Belinda 
Sern Chupikulchai, Dr. Cecile Infantado, Malou Duenas, Debbie Namalata
 Anton San Diego and Kit Silverio Zobel
Ricky Toledo, Jojo Zabarte, Marivic Rufino

Margie Moran Florendo, Isabel Wilson, Nina Hailey
Faiemont-Raffle's Communications and Marketing Director Monique Toda
Marilou Batchelor and Missy Ayala
New Zealand Ambassador, Stephanie and Jonathan Crespi
Rene  & Ann Puno,  Tina Jacinto, David Lim

Criselda Fernandez and Chloe Romulo
Marilen Elizalde, Barbara Aboitiz, Mia Borromeo
Jessica Tan Gan, Bob Miller and Carmela Bocanegra
make-up artist Patrick Rosas, Knit Queen Lulu Tan Gan
Mario Jose of Phil Tatler