The taste and sound of ‘Vissi D’ Arte’

Becky Garcia

Becky Garcia

Dusit Thani Manila’s Tosca the Italian Grill staged a night of theatrical pleasures, an evening inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic opera La Tosca.

In Puccini’s famous opera, Floria Tosca sings “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” or living for art and love.

Fellow gourmands experienced the same passion for gastronomy as Executive Chef Christian Werdenberg orchestrated a five-course Northern Italian dinner. The set menu featured an intense line up of these savory Italian dishes: New style “Vitello tomato,” Slow roasted veal tenderloin on tuna sauce, Toscana style white bean soup with sautéed scampi tail, Risotto with smoked scamorza, Sorbeto, Grilled beef medallion “alla cacciatore,” Gratinated pasta and asparagus, and Chilled sabayon with marinated oranges served with a variety of Bolla wines. The evening became more pleasurable with guest tenors who performed light arias and Broadway classics live.

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Meanwhile, when one thinks of healthy skin, what immediately comes to mind is skin that is like that of a baby—smooth, firm, hydrated, even-toned and disease-free. However, at this day and age where stress has become part of our daily breakfast, trying to have such an ideal skin seems too far-fetched.

Nevertheless, it is this vision of skin perfection that ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical systems—the two new skin health restoration systems created by world-renowned skin health guru, Dr Zein Obagi—wish to achieve.

ZO products are not ordinary skin care products. These are products backed by innovatory and uncompromising research, founded on Dr. Zein Obagi’s skin health philosophies. ZO identified new bio-engineered complexes and utilized stem cell components with antioxidants to create unique formulations in multi-therapy delivery systems that have not been available until now.

Early this May, Dr Zein Obagi returned to Manila to reinforce his new thinking and philosophies on the management of skin health by holding a skin health symposium with hundreds of Filipino dermatologists using ZO for their patients. This visit was rounded off with a grand banquet at the Raffles Hotel Makati, the highlight of which was the parade of the four renowned personalities chosen to represent ZO.

Cristalle Belo-Henares, the moving force behind Belo Essentials and Sexy Solutions  Inc, is the embodiment of extraordinary. Free-spirited, versatile, fun-loving, and very passionate, Cristalle is one of those rare individuals who inspires everyone around her without her even trying. Her mantra, she says, is simple, “Always find the extra in   the ordinary.”

Finally, Zsa Zsa, whose divine voice resonates with the soundperfection, is ZO’s main ambassadress of beauty. To Zsa Zsa, harmony is proof that perfection is possible. How she brings her voice and music to that level of perfection is an inspiration. For the skin, Zsa Zsa believes it start with Dr. Zein Obagi’s ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical Systems.

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Altogether, Dr Zein Obagi and ZO’s Ambassadors of Beauty profess that ZO is an extraordinary skin restoration system that works hard to restore skin perfection.


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