Tessa Mendoza exhibits at The Writers Bar, Raffles Makati

Artist Tessa Mendoza mounts her first solo art exhibit entitled GRACIA at The Writers Bar, Raffles Makati this November 5-9, 2014. On view are abstract paintings and portraits in acrylic and gold leaf and mixed media.

Tessa Mendoza

Tessa describes herself as a self-taught artist who began by doodling on her school notebooks. Her teachers recommended art classes to her mother. Later on, Tessa would be accused by one of her art teachers of having someone else do her homework, as she could not believe Tessa could produce such work on her own.

Mother Nature
Mother Nature

In 1986, Tessa began to paint earnestly, taking private watercolour lessons with artist Jonah Salvosa.
In 1988 she got married, had four children and put the painting on the backseat.
Twenty one years later, while living in Canada, Tessa’s passion for the craft was reignited. She enrolled in several classes under distinguished Canadian and British artists and became an elected member of the Société des Artists Canadiens SCA, the Federation of Canadian Artists FCA, and the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.

Lia Bernardo
Portrait of Lia Bernardo

The Writers Bar at Raffles Makati is open daily for from 6:30 AM to 12 midnight.
For more information call +632 555 9840.

Winners: Watsons Beauty Boxes for hair care

More than 670 entries were received for the Watsons Beauty Box giveaway I posted last week.
Here are the five winners chosen via random.org:
Rachelle Ang
Katherine Bolario
Vania Diaz De Rivera
Ma. Kristina Querubin
Lilet Dee

Each one will receive a box like this filled with Watsons hair care items

Watsons beauty box
Watsons beauty box

Winners, please check your email on how to claim your prize.
My next giveaway is for moms and babies, so watch out for it!


Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne star in My Burberry global campaign

I rarely meet a bottle of fragrance that I like that’s why this one is special: a personalised My Burberry bottle specially engraved with my initials. I love it.

My Burberry CVS

It’s a gift from Burberry, which had a special engraving machine set up last October 23-29 at SM Aura’s Beauty Section.
Launched last October 2014, My Burberry is the brand’s most significant new fragrance created by Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Bailey in collaboration with renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.
“My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand, in scent, in design and in attitude,” said Christopher Bailey


“We have created a beautifully crafted grand floral unique to Burberry—the perfect accompaniment to the Burberry trench,” said Francis Kurkdjian.

My Burberry

The global campaign features British global fashion icons Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne shot together for the first time by photographer Mario Testino, both wearing the Sandringham trench coat.

My Burberry

“I was so excited when I heard I would be shooting with Cara—I had met her a few times, but never worked with her, so I knew we were going to have a brilliant time,” said Kate Moss.
“It was such a simple and natural shoot; it was just Cara, me and our trench coats. Cara has this amazing energy and we just bounced off each other, and I knew that with Christopher and Mario there we would be able to create something really special and iconic.”

My Burberry

“What I love about My Burberry is how timeless it is—it’s a fragrance that is so effortless, that you can wear it anytime, and anywhere,” said Kate.
“I have been working with Burberry for over 10 years now so the team is like family to me. Burberry shoots are always the place to meet amazingly interesting people. Christopher has this ability of bringing together incredible Brits from all creative walks of life, so you know the shoot is always going to be a lot of fun, and you always come away with new friends!”

My Burberry

“Mario is an incredible friend, and shooting with him is always such a fun experience. He has this ability to capture the real story, bringing the people and his subjects to life in the most effortless, beautiful and sexy way.”

My Burberry
My Burberry

“I love working with Burberry. I love that Burberry is a British brand that innovates and I feel really proud to be part of that,” said Cara Delevingne. “My first-ever big fashion campaign was for Burberry and I’ve always loved working with the team there.”
“Shooting with Mario is awesome. We have the best time on set and there are always exciting projects and unexpected twists. It’s always great to work with him and I love how he captures me in a sexy but fun way.”

My Burberry
My Burberry

My Burberry captures the fragrance of a London garden after the rain, with top notes of sweet pea and bergamot fuse and a heart of geranium, golden quince and freesia, rounded out with base notes of rain-tipped damask and centifolia roses and patchouli.
The glass bottle and overall design reflect the details of the Burberry trench coat—with a bold horn-finish cap (like the buttons) and a hand-tied knot in English-woven gabardine. The bottle is presented in a trench-coloured box with a gold-lined interior embossed with the iconic Burberry check design.
My Burberry Eau De Parfum comes in 90ml, 50ml, and 30ml.

My Burberry

November HiFi show this weekend at Dusit

The Philippines’ premier audio and video entertainment exhibition comes back to the Dusit Thani Hotel this November 8 and 9, 2014.
On display will be some of the best international brands alongside creations of our very own Filipino inventors.
Expect to see and hear everything from solid state to vacuum tube electronics, headphone and portable systems, hi-rez digital players, modern and vintage turntables, high-definition TVs and projectors, Audiophile CDs, tons of vinyl records, vintage audio gear, up to the most ultramodern at the 11th November HiFi Show.
To know more, like them on Facebook.

HiFi poster

Michael Kors helps raise $3.9 million for NY charity

God’s Love We Deliver—New York’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses—hosted their 2014 Golden Heart Awards last October at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York City. The event was co-chaired by Halle Berry, John Idol, Michael Kors, Blaine Trump.
The sold-out evening helped raise over $3.9 million, by far the most successful event, with the largest turnout, in God’s Love We Deliver’s history.

Michael Kors and Halle Berry

On behalf of Michael Kors, John Idol and the company, a donation will be made to the Anna Wintour Volunteer Center at God’s Love We Deliver.
This year, Michael had the honor of presenting the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service to Condé Nast Artistic Director and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour

God’s Love also presented the The Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement to President and CEO of CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves and The Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism to Richard E. Feldman.
Among the 740 attendees were actress Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Model Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy

Producer (and Anna Wintour’s daughter) Bee Shaffer

Bee Shaffer

Actresses Jamie King and Nicola Peltz

Jamie King and Nicola Peltz

Model Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Model Josephine Skriver

Josephine Skriver

and Wonder Woman Lynda Carter.

Lynda Carter

Begun as an HIV/AIDS service organization, God’s Love We Deliver cooks and delivers specific, nutritious meals to clients with severe illnesses. Meals are individually tailored for each client by registered dietitians, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling.
God’s Love also supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency’s services are provided free of charge, and in its history of more than 28 years, God’s Love We Deliver has never had a waiting list.

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