Lifestyle Asia returns to the urban jungle that is New York City to capture this month’s cover girl Kai Lim. Find out what makes this ultra stylish businesswoman tick as we get to know more of Kai and see breathtaking photos of her wearing Joey Samson, the featured designer of this year’s Red Charity Gala. Also, get to know more about this almost decade old annual benefit charity fashion event organized by Kaye Tinga and Tessa Prieto Valdes which showcases Filipino fashion artistry to raise funds for the projects of the Philippine National Red Cross and Assumption High School Batch 1981 Foundation.
October 8 seems so far away but with time passing by so quickly, the Red Charity Gala will be here before long. Co-chairs Kaye Tinga and I are full-steam ahead with the preparations for our annual charity event for the benefit of Red Cross and the Assumption HS 81 Foundation.
We met with Shangri-La at The Fort GM John Rice at their newly opened Canton Road Restaurant, and finalized our contract. With John were his director of events management Matthias Emperhoff and the entire marketing team, of whom director of communications Lesley Tan has been a part of the planning of the Red Gala since our first ball in 2008.
It was fun to talk about the event details while gingerly using our chopsticks to enjoy Canton Road’s rich assortment of regional specialties and signature roast barbequed meat. The cuisine is from Huaiyang, the most prestigious cuisine in the Jiangsu province.
Canton Road’s main dining seats up to 88 persons at a time, with guests having a choice of dining at the center tables or tucked in plush couches. There are also eight private dining rooms, the biggest of which can seat up to 28 guests at a time.
Joining our lunch was Anna Sobrepeña, Lifestyle Asia’s editor in chief. Lifestyle Asia has been our lifestyle magazine partner for several years now. The magazine covers the charity side of the Gala as well as the generous guests and corporations that give back to society.
Lifestyle Asia Philippines, this year’s Red Charity Gala magazine partner, featured three lovely ladies who have big hearts for charity. Our very own Kaye Tinga and Tessa Prieto Valdes graced the September issue together with Ms. Cris Albert of Fila.
Check out the Lifestyle Asia Philippines official website to see more and don’t forget to grab a copy of the magazine.
Makati Shangri-la is this year’s venue for the 2014 Red Charity Gala. The Red Charity Gala team wishes to express our heartfelt and deepest gratitude to the support that you have been giving us.
Recently, we have had our food tasting for the Gala’s dinner as well as the press conference held at the Sage. We also had our magazine partner, Lifestyle Asia join us for the event.