he Makati communication directors squad: (L-R) Bess Howe, PR Director, Holiday Inn & Suites; Monique Toda, Communications Director, Raffles & Fairmont, Patti Javier, Communications Director, Shangrila Makati, Claire Hernandez, E-Commerce Manager, Peninsula Manila, Margaux Hontiveros, incoming Marketing Communications Director, Raffles Cambodia and former Communications Director of Primea; Shariza Relova, MarComm Director, Dusit Thani; Grace Lim and Mariano Garchitorena, PR Director of Peninsula Manila.

What It Takes To Make It In The World of Hotel PR

Some people think that working in a hotel is a glamorous job. Many kids aspire to become chefs when they grow up, as they watch celebrity chefs on television, Netflix and social media, and think that it’s an easy role to play. Others aspire to be in the hotel industry as part of its communications…

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Since today is Mother’s Day, I would like to pay tribute to my mother, the gorgeous Wonderwoman – Carmelita “Baby” Vargas Salcedo. I will share a few kitchen stories about her, also to encourage our readers to share kitchen stories of their own mothers on social media so we can celebrate moms everywhere! (Do tag…

Le Cordon Bleu Rises at the Ateneo

As you might have heard, Le Cordon Bleu, the legendary culinary institute, has partnered with Ateneo de Manila and to open Le Cordon Bleu Ateneo de Manila at the Arete, a new building at the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo branded as their “creative hub”. This seems to be Ateneo’s response to Enderun College’s…

Sekaya botanic infusion by Unilab

Sekaya has me switching to tea!

I’m switching to tea! Well, a little bit. At least for the products of Sekaya, I’m a convert. I was introduced to the brand by Claire de Leon Papa, Communications Director of Unilab, when she approached me to recommend a pastry chef who could create cookies or scones using their teas. Sweet Sally Desserts, of…