Filigree principal Josephine Gotianun Yap.

‘A collaboration of experts’
THE PEPPER MILL - Pepper Teehankee (The Philippine Star) - September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Luxury and design were the topics of conversation when Filigree, the newest luxury real estate brand in the country, was formally introduced to a select group at The Enclave Alabang’s tropical modern clubhouse.

On hand to welcome distinguished guests and to lead the ceremonial toast was Josephine Gotianun Yap, one of the top leaders in the property industry today. “Filigree is my personal pride and joy, a venture that I am most proud of. In creating Filigree, we were inspired by global trends in luxury developments, offering masterpieces that are of low-density, a result of a collaboration of experts—design minds, builders and craftsmen,” she said.

Spotted at the event were world-class consultants Bill Higgins of Architecture International, Juan Seriña Jr. and Raymond Hernandez of H1 Architecture, Isabelle Miaja of Miaja Design Group, Armando Casibang of AECOM and Budji Layug and Royal Pineda of Budji+Royal Architecture+Design. A sumptuous dinner was prepared by chef Margarita Fores.

Filigree’s luxury property portfolio includes luxury high-rise developments such as The Beaufort at Bonifacio Global City, Bristol at Parkway Place and Botanika Nature Residences both at Filinvest City Alabang, and The Enclave Alabang, the ultimate in low-density, subdivision living.

Careline endorser Andrea Brillantes.

Better than basic

C areline, the teen brand under Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc. (EBCI), recently launched the Careline Girl Gang with Andrea Brillantes as endorser.

Careline brand manager Creole David said, “Today’s kids and teens find comfort in having friends that they can share everything with. This is the idea behind the Girl Gang. It’s not just about having fun, but also about empowering each other.”

With her hip, refreshing take on beauty and makeup, along with her go-getter attitude, Andrea is the perfect face for Careline as it seeks to be “Better than Basic.” Joining the Andrea in Careline’s Girl Gang are the brand’s online model search discoveries Alyana Chapman, Azusa Masu, Megu Demetrio and Regine Lacanienta. The girls, with their diverse styles and looks, send an empowering message Careline wants to share with its teen market through a digital film at @carelineph on Instagram.

(For more information, visit www.careline.com.ph, www.facebook.com/CarelineCosmetics and www.instagram.com/CarelineGirlGang.)

Anne Novak.

Kundalini yoga teacher coming to Manila

Taking a break and focusing on your self-care are a big part of staying healthy and balanced.

World-renowned kundalini yoga teacher Anne Novak will be in the Philippines on Nov. 8 to 12 to lead a transformative five-day yoga retreat in Grand Canyon, the country’s first luxury eco-art resort in Clark, Pampanga.

Madonna English, a Manila-based kundalini yoga teacher found Novak’s YouTube videos almost five years ago and that was how she got started with her practice. English knew Novak  virtually through social media and had set the intention to bring her to the Philippines one day.

“Kundalini is about your inherent birth right to happiness,” English explained. “That’s what kundalini means — it’s just about you being you. It’s about you building a road towards yourself instead of running away from yourself every chance you get.”

On this retreat, Novak will guide the participants with her inspiring and uplifting presence and offer an astonishingly comprehensive guide for working through the obstacles that keep us from living a full and pain-free life. Enjoy connecting with nature on a deeper level, away from digital distractions, surrounded by positive energy, nourishing food, making new connections with amazing like-minded people and just really taking time to be by yourself.

(A five-day healing with Anne Novak from Nov. 8 to 12 is at P54,000 based on twin sharing occupancy. For more retreat information, visit www.madonnaenglish.com/anne-novak-retreat.)

(Follow me on Instagram @pepperteehankee.)

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