The day of the Summer Soul event had arrived! Not only were we there to celebrate Metro Channel, but we also came together to support Crimson’s campaign, ‘Adopt a Clam’ to help keep our oceans protected. I was very excited to see what was in store for the evening.
With an all white dress code, I had prepared myself by designing and creating outfits for myself, my sister and two of my girlfriends. It was my first time making outfits for an event so I was very excited to see everyone in their SOLTI custom designs!
At about 3pm, Krishtal and I headed to Crimson so we could start getting dolled up. Here is a video of us using the awesome KISS Instawave hair curler for the first time. To be honest, it took a few minutes to get used to, plus I just had my hair cut shorter! BUT, it definitely worked and it makes curling your hair so much easier :]
After an hour of hair and make up, it was time to shine. My ladies rocked my SOLTI custom designs, the weather was perfect, and the set up at Azure was stunning. We couldn’t have asked for more!
Krishtal, myself, Megan, & Divine
Marc Nelson, Maggie Wilson, Paolo Pineda, Raul Manzano, Tricia Centenera, Tim Yap, Joey Mead King, & Anton Baretto
With Krishtal and Michael sitting on a tricycle designed by Philippine’s top designers, Kenneth Cobonpue.
The garden was flowing with lovely people in white, refreshing cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres. We mingled with our fellow Cebuanos and then headed to the benefit dinner on the beach.
Marc, Krishtal, Megan, Michael, Anastasia, Dani, Divine & myself in front of the photo wall.
Metro’s Head of Lifestyle, Lala Ventura.
Everything looked enchanting with blue lights, decor and floral centre pieces. There was a buffet with a delicious variety of cuisines, and even though I joined in on the feast, Azure still spoiled me with my very own vegan plate!
The hosts for the evening, Joey & Tim presented us with the first episode of Metro Channel’s new show starring Maggie Wilson and Marc Nelson called, Beached.
The evening was full of food, wine and great company, but what topped it off for me were the number of adopted clams! My friends and I even adopted one :] The campaign was definitely a success and marine life advocates were more than pleased. Thank you, Crimson for helping protect our clams! Readers, its time to adopt yours, too!
More about campaign from the Crimson website:
The 8-hectare marine reserve hosts 98 juvenile Tridacna or Giant Clams, first introduced in 2nd December 2016 in the reserve to allow a safe and conducive area to grow and develop. Because the protected area has a strict no-take implementation, continues monitoring by a marine biologist and various other protective measures, these Tridacna have found a good habitat in the resort’s foreshore.
The first of its kind in Cebu, Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan is putting up for adoption the 98 Tridacna or Giant Clams for a year. By adopting one of these clams, you will be contributing to its protection and growth.
In June, a scheduled tagging activity will be conducted to fully monitor the growth, movement and development of these clams.
To adopt a clam, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The night ended with summer beats and more mingling. Everything was truly perfect. Thank you Metro and Crimson for delightful event!
P.S. If you would like to customize your swimwear or have an outfit designed by me, please contact me at email@example.com 🌷 I located in Cebu and all of my designs are handmade. Thank you!