May 27, 2017 03:00 AM PST
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Junjun’s ‘Dining with the Gods’ and Bulgari’s 130th anniversary

Earnest Snoops
By ERNEST GONZAGA

Metro Manille’s in crowd celebrated two of the most elegant and stylish events in Manila last week -- Junjun Ablaza’s birthday bash and Bvlgari’s 130th anniversary revelry.



As always, brilliant designer Junjun Ablaza celebrated his birthday with his artistic stroke. Aptly called ‘Dining with the Gods,’ the party also featured the opening reception of his birthday series, Ablazablaze 2014: Dining with the Gods – a Junjun Ablaza Decorative Style, ‘Dining by Design’ exhibition in collaboration with his Junjun Ablaza Artwear and Ablaze Artcessories.

The event took place at the main lounge of the Manila Polo Club off McKinley Road in Forbes Park, Makati City.

Dining by Design showcased Ablazas’ three dimensional dining installations inspired by a series of portraits of seven human gods captured by international photographer Filbert Kung and celebrity stylist, Roko Arceo. The extraordinary dining environments, from lavish and dramatic to outrageous and whimsical, set the stage for three days.

Mentime, the Philippines joins the worldwide celebration of Italian jeweler Bulgari’s 120th anniversary with a Makati party at the newly-renovated Bulgari boutique.

Positioning the anniversary microsite in this way shows consumers that although Bulgari has reached a milestone, the jeweler and its designs are still relevant and modern. Instead of the usual timeline of achievements, Bulgari gives an update to iconic pieces to better incorporate the consumer into the anniversary celebration.

Bulgari’s celebration microsite offers the audience an abundance of compelling content to explore, yet lacks the option for users who wish to sit back and enjoy the storytelling, depending on their mood and how they wish to explore the site.

The Bulgari party at the fashionable jewelry and fashion accessory store started with cocktails after which, headed by Bulgari country manager Mario Katigbak and staff, guests were escorted to the nearby Ayala Museum and enjoiyed champagne as well as the scrumptious selection of hors d’oeuvres. Singer Monique Wilson, accompanied by a full orchestra, serenaded and entertained the guests.