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Supper at Tiffany’s at the Opening of its Elegant New Boutique

This is the luxury jeweler's first standalone store outside of Rustan's.
IMAGE COURTESY OF TIFFANY & CO.
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The Boat House at Central Park is a magical place, an oasis of calm in the center of dizzying Manhattan.

For decades it has been the setting of many marriage proposals, a besotted man going down on bended knee to propose to the woman of his dream with a coveted Tiffany&Co. engagement ring.

The Boat House, in its city paradise of green, served as the inspiration for a recent magical evening in our city, to celebrate the opening of the new Tiffany&Co. boutique in Makati, the first standalone store outside Rustan’s, and the first to offer collections of Tiffany&Co.’s spectacular high jewelry pieces.

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The new Tiffany&Co. boutique
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Inside the new Tiffany&Co. boutique in Makati
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Zenaida Tantoco, chairman of Stores Specialists Inc. and Donnie Tantoco, president of Rustan Commercial Corporation, with guests of honor Philippe Galtié, executive vice president of Tiffany&Co. and Wei Ling Wong, Vice President of Tiffany&Co. Asia Pacific—welcomed 120 guests to the store’s grand opening, after which Mario Katigbak, country manager for Tiffany&Co. and the host with the most, led us next door to a grand tented pavilion that had seemingly sprung out of nowhere in the familiar Greenbelt setting.

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Philippe Galtié, Zenaida Tantoco, Wei Ling Wong, Donnie Tantoco
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The intimate space was illuminated by candlelight and sparkling chandeliers draped with clouds of white fabric that lit up two mirrored banquet tables laden with floral arrangements in pinks, and reds, and burgundies. The guests sat on transparent iconic Tiffany chairs, but of course.

The Champagne toasts never ended as guests dined on lobster salad, gold steamed cod with Osetra caviar sauce, and beef Rossini, among others on the seven-course menu. Of course, the petit fours came in the robin egg blue of that most coveted Tiffany&Co. box encasing the desires of dreams. Cheers!

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Left: Frannie Jacinto, Stephanie Chong, Dina Tantoco, and Elle Adda; Right: Donnie Tantoco, Jae Eun Chung, and Ambassador Sung Yong Kim
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Left: Kevin Tan, Zenaida Tantoco, and Michelle Tan; Right: Crickette Tantoco and Mario Katigbak
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Left: Marco Katigbak and Victor Silvino; Right: Christine Tsai and Lily Tan
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Left: Mario Katigbak, Patrick Jacinto, Wei Ling Wong, Zenaida Tantoco, Philippe Galtié, and Donnie Tantoco; Right: Benedicte Mackiewicz, Elizabeth T. Quiambao, and Severine Fortin
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Top: Babette Aquino Benoit, Mario Katigbak, and Mel Meer; Bottom: Donnie Tantoco, Yvette Fernandez, and Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez
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Top: Arnel Patawaran and Yuri Arthur; Bottom: Duday Tuazon and Noel Tuazon
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Left: Ronnie and Jocelyn Ong; Right: Zenaida Tantoco and Vicky Zubiri
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Christian Bautista and Elle Adda perform.
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Top: Nympha Valencia, Severine Fortin, and Dina Tantoco; Bottom: Nympha Valencia, Millet Mananquil, and Duday Tuazon
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Left: Joy Rustia, Mellie Ablaza, Philippe Galtié, and Frannie Jacinto; Right: Czarina Ablaza and Jun Jun Ablaza
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Top: Angelina Legaspi, Cheche Moral, Ingrid Go, Marbbie Tagabucba, Clifford Olanday, and Issa Litton; Bottom: Lilibeth Campos and Linda Ley
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Top: Ann and Rene Puno; Bottom: Joey Pullido, Marian Ong, Arribelle Ong, and Helen Ong
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Top: Ambassador Sung Yong Kim and Jae Eun Chung; Bottom: Joy Wassmer, Leo Valdez, Joey Pullido, and Ales Svoboda
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Top: Andrew Cajucom and Genevieve Katigbak; Bottom: Louie Ablaza, Mellie Ablaza, and Pinky Tobiano
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Top: Thelma San Juan, David Batchelor, Joy Wassmer, Marilu Batchelor; Bottom: Mario Katigbak with Joy and Joel Rustia
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