Becky Garcia

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Like its predecessors, the 41st Annual Consular Ball held at Makati Shangri-La Hotel was nothing short of spectacular. According to event chair Gambia Honorary Consul Agnes Huibonhoa and co-chair Tanzania Honorary Consul Betty Chua, the ball lived up to its longtime tradition of being the annual highlight of Philippine international…

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An enchanting night of magical music, revelry and warm fellowship were all enjoyed by the attendees of the 37th Anniversary Ball of the Friends for Cultural Concerns of the Philippines (FCCP) on November 17 at the Shangri-la Makati hotel. The executive committee—headed by president Rose Lazaro, director-in-charge, Yoli Ayson, and…

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Nothing speaks grandeur and fashion better than the Royal Ascot—Britain’s most anticipated and admired annual socializing event—that it befits any grand celebration. Such was the case for Club Bulakeño, who celebrated their 28th anniversary ball ala-Royal Ascot on November 12 at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Hotel. With a…

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The beginning of the merry season couldn’t have been merrier with the recent great wine dinner I have attended. Hosted by Bestworld Beverage Brands, Inc., importer and distributor of world-famous Rioja wines from Bodegas Ramon Bilbao, the merry affair was held at Chef Jay Gamboa’s equally famous Cirkulo Spanish Restaurant.…

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Joel Cruz, dubbed as “The Lord of Scents” for his best-selling Aficioando Germany Perfume, recently celebrated the first birthday of his second set of twins Prince Harry and Prince Harvey in a magical Disney-themed children’s party at the Solaire Hotel and Resort Grand Ballroom. The fabulous fete—enjoyed not only by…

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“It’s raining men, hallelujah, it’s raining men!” Those were the words lady guests happily sung when 50 hunky and good looking models—French, Guamanians, Brazilians, Germans, Koreans, Chinese, Australians, Africans and of course, Filipinos—came out onstage for the annual “Ablazablaze” exhibit and show. Entitled “Escape,” the much-awaited spectacle, like its predecessors…

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For the very first time in Manila, international travel experts and industry professionals gathered to take part in the world’s largest annual conference of travel bloggers, writers and media content creators—the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) Asia-Pacific 2016. Presented by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), in…

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With multi-faceted personality, tall and exotic beauty Joyce Penas Pilarsky, started as a model, painter, philanthropist, singer, haute couture designer, and book author before turning as MWI International Ambassador 2013, Philippine Best Dressed and Style Icon 2013 and Classic Mrs. Asia International Global 2014. But that’s not all. In 2015,…

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8th Red Charity Gala gathers glamor, fashion and giving back in one night I was one of the excited attendees of a glamorous event where Manila’s crème dela crème—along with a bevy of celebrities and famous personalities—gathered at the Shangri-La The Fort in what was certainly a fabulous event to…

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There is so much to be thankful for as the DanceSport Council of the Philippines celebrates its 20th anniversary. When I founded the DanceSport Council 20 years ago, I did not imagine even in my wildest dreams that one day dancesport will become an institution, a thriving industry improving the…

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