#RSVPLifestyleAsia Returns: Our Most Awaited Event Makes a Comeback, Celebrating Togetherness and Authentic Connections - The Scene

It was a day of stylish cars, sparkling diamonds, fantastic food and drink, and dearly-missed friends.

As the world slowly and safely returns to in-person events, RSVP LifestyleAsia held its first gathering since 2019. Hosted in Chef Jessie at Makati’s Rockwell Club, the event treated its fully vaccinated to an intimate, social-distanced luncheon to celebrate togetherness and authentic connections.  

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Makati restaurant Chef Jessie provided the setting of a social-distant luncheon.

Before admission to the private events space, attendees underwent a swab test by Avignon Clinic as a safety protocol. Upon entering, the decor of fresh white flowers, pillar candles, and a crisp tablescape by event designer Teddy Manuel greeted guests. 

Tablescape design by Teddy Manuel.

The restaurant’s special menu featured entrées of Chef Jessie Sincioco’s bread selection, Mesuln & Microgreens in Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing, fresh fruit, and Cream of Fresh Mushroom Soup. For the main course, guests chose Grilled Tanche of Norwegian Salmon in Berlinoise Sauce, or U.S. Beef Cheeks Bourguignon served with wild rice risotto. Last but not the least was dessert: the chef’s Mango Crepe Samurai. 

Each guest was COVID swab tested by Avignon Clinic before entering the events space.

Diamond-studded day

The guest list included actress Sarah Labhati and fashion designer Mark Bumgarner, who are both Lifestyle Asia cover personalities this month. In addition, Cris Roque, Roxanne Farillas, Monique Borja-Gonzalez, Agile Zamora, Agnes Huibonhoa, and Kai Lim made time to partake in the festivities.

In his speech, Lifestyle Asia editor-in-chief Dong Ronquillo thanked event partners Lexus and Tessera Jewelry founders Carl and Papat Fider for collaborating with the media brand to create a memorable day.

Tessera Jewelry’s diamond pieces were on display for guests to try-on.

For added surprises, guests could try on precious jewelry pieces by Tessera and don them throughout the event. At the same time, the newest Lexus ES models were present at Rockwell Club’s driveway for attendees to experience. 

Sarah Lahbati
Tessa Valdes

It was a room filled with laughter, delicious food, and stunning ambiance, and that makes us look forward to the possibility of even more festive gatherings in the coming year.

From left: Dong Ronquillo, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, and Ferdi Salvador
From left: Dong Ronquillo, Papat Aquino-Fider, and Carl Fider
From left: Monique Borja-Gonzalez and Cat Arambulo-Antonio
From left: Ivy Almario, Sharms Hiranand, and Cris Roque
From Left: Papat Aquino-Fider and Boom Sason
From left: Sarah Lahbati, Tessa Valdes, Alexa Gutierrez, and Anabelle Rama
From Left: Carl Fider, Papat Aquino-Fider, Dong Ronquillo, Neelam Gopwani, and Mark Bumgarner
From left: Sharms Hiranand, Steven Tan, and Agnes Huibonhoa
From left: Ivy Almario, Agnes Huibonhoa, Agile Zamora, and Em Aglipay-Villar
From left: Dong Ronquillo, Neelam Gowani, Roxanne Farillas, and Kai Lim
Avignon Clinic CEO Cristopher Cachuela
From left: Ferdi Salvador, Sarah Lahbati, Earl Semitara, and Anne Tirona

Photos by ED SIMON

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