By Tina Hidalgo Jacinto
There are several reasons we travel—to discover new landscapes, to quench our passion for history and the arts, and for the allure of earthly wonders. For the longest time, Tatler Traveller, with its contemporary and modern edge, has become a dependable and stimulating resource for travel.
Philippine Tatler Traveller’s Art of Luxury Travel recently launched its latest volume in a luxe cocktail party held at the Raffles Makati Ballroom. Like-minded travelers widely admire Philippine Tatler managing director Irene Martel Francisco and Tatler Traveller editor Mia Borromeo and their steadfast commitment to creativity and perfection. This has made Tatler Traveller a leading travel magazine. Raffles Makati’s managing director David Batchelor and director of communications, Monique Toda greeted and mingled with the guests.
Stephanie Ong, Susie Quiros, Wynn Wynn Ong, Tiny Guidotti, Jeannie Javelosa, and Chit Juan
Wolfgang Weilbach, Ramon Jacinto, and Tony Rufino
Yasmine Hidalgo, Paolo Trillo, and Rissa Trillo
Charisse Chuidian, Johnny Litton, and Barbara Aboitiz
Monique Toda and Joanne Rae Ramirez
Mikel Arriet, Santi Elizalde, Marilen Elizalde, and Alfredo Roca
Nini Licaros, Duday Tuason, Yoli Ayson, Irene Francisco, and the author
Tim Yap, Therese Coronel-Santos, Linda Ley, and Mayor Pie Alvarez
A TOAST to Philippine Tatler Traveller with (from left) Maritess Reyes, Irene Martel Francisco, Mia Borromeo, Rissa Trillo, and David Batchelor
Lizzie Zobel de Ayala and Sille Forner
Sheree Chua, Marivic Vazquez, Jose Mari Trenas, and Carlo Rojas
Alfredo Denage, Alice Jenkinsm, and Adam Laker
The thirst for meaningful content has gotten the best of readers. This latest cover, which features Rissa Trillo dressed in a fiery blue attire, was shot in Tokyo. The city brings back fond memories of several Christmas holidays we spent with daughter Liezl and her family when they were residing in Tokyo. They have since relocated to New York’s Long Island.
The evening’s culinary delights were prepared by executive chef Richard Glaze. Various gourmet food stations with an international menu decked the Raffles ballroom. As in all Tatler events, free flowing champagne and wine were de rigueur. Another of their formula for success—their raffle portion was implemented. The A-listers were amazed at the raffle of over 30 prizes, which included Philippine Airlines business class tickets to Hong Kong. Excitement built up, and just when the guests thought it was over, there yet was another grand prize, by Turkish Airlines. Art collector Jose Mari Trenas wore a wide grin as he went onstage to claim the grand prize of a business class ticket to Europe via Turkish Airlines.
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