The Nonesuch Fine Collectibles and Rarities: An exceptional showcase of quality objects

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The Nonesuch Fine Collectibles and Rarities: An exceptional showcase of quality objects

The organizers of Art Fair Philippines and Art in the Park introduce The Nonesuch: Fine Collectibles and Rarities, a new kind of fair that showcases a vetted selection of art, antiques, furniture, jewelry, books, maps and prints, rare objects and other collectibles in a unique setting.

To be held from October 27 to 29, 2017 at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City, The Nonesuch will be highlighted by the quality and rarity of the featured pieces.

Gallery DeusMaria ClosaTawalisi Antiques

“Those interested in art likely gravitate to singular, finely wrought, pieces that speak of heritage, carry interesting stories, and tell of the memories embedded in them,” said Trickie Lopa, co-founder of The Nonesuch. “We feel that after putting together events that focus on contemporary art, local enthusiasts will welcome a fair where they can revisit decorative art traditions.  Launching The Nonesuch is a natural extension of what we do in terms of widening the exposure of Manila’s audience to craftsmanship,” Lopa added.

The three-day event will be staged by Gino Gonzales, one of Manila’s most creative set designers, who recently bagged the silver prize at the 2017 World Stage Design by the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) held in Taipei, Taiwan.

According to co-founder Lisa Periquet, The Nonesuch is patterned after well-known fine arts and antiques fairs such as Masterpiece London and The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht.  “A wide range of top-quality objects will be displayed and offered for sale in a special setting that is designed to highlight their aesthetic, historical, and collectible aspects,” said Periquet. Natalya LagdameyoNicole Whisenhunt Osmundo Unang Panahon

To complement the fair, the organizers also created The Nonesuch Salon – a speakers’ series of talks that enhances visitor experience of the fair. The Nonesuch Salon will be held at the Nolledo/Hernandez and Garcia Villa function rooms of The Peninsula Manila.

“Aside from providing an opportunity to acquire choice pieces, The Nonesuch will also be a learning experience widened by a lecture series.  It is our way of promoting connoisseurship, and art and design appreciation,” explains Dindin Araneta, also a co-founder of fair.

Mr. Emmanuel Breguet, the General Manager of Breguet France and the brand’s historian and archivist will be flying in to attend the event and speak on the brand’s heritage.

Other speakers are Floy Quintos, a specialist on traditional art and culture of the indigenous people of the Philippines, who will speak on the Ifugao bale; Ino Manalo, culture and heritage advocate and administrator, executive director of the National Archives, will speak on religious urnas, and; Prof. Ambeth F. Ocampo, Filipino historian, academic, journalist will speak on collecting and stewardship.

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(L-R) Kelly Belbin of Gallery of Prints, Liza Esposo and Leo Esposo of Unang Panahon, Floy Quintos of Gallery Deus, Kit Roxas of Tawalisi Antiques, Nicole Whisenhunt of Whisenhunt Fine Jewellery, Maria Closa of Maria Closa Tribal Arts, designer Mark Wilson, Gigi Bermejo of Maria Angelica Rare Finds, and Buddy Lagdameo and Natalya Lagdameo.

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The Nonesuch exhibition designer Gino Gonzales

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The Nonesuch: Fine Collectibles and Rarities organizers Dindin Araneta, Lisa Periquet, and Trickie Lopa

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The Nonesuch: Fine Collectibles and Rarities is on October 27-29 at The Gallery of The Peninsula Manila in Makati City

The Nonesuch: Fine Collectibles and Rarities is co-presented by Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Breguet, and sponsored by the Bank of the Philippine Islands and The Peninsula Manila.

Visitors can opt to purchase a three-day pass for P1,000 valid from October 27 to 29, or a daily pass for P350. Ticket holders are also eligible to attend the Nonesuch Salon.

For more information on the choice pieces to be showcased at the fair, and for the final schedule of the lecture series, please visit or follow our social media accounts @nonesuchfair on Instagram and

Holiday Photo Cards for APEC Schools

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From my Fred Ina Calalang -Ayala

I’m helping Marco raise funds to help underprivileged teens secure scholarships through the sales of these Holiday Photo Cards.

Pls see samples and let me know if interested :-)
Thank you!
•5.5 inches X 7.5 inches
•Fold is on the long side
•Same card takes horizontal or vertical photos
•”Happy Holidays” text inside takes both horizontal & vertical orientation
•This is a flat card -affix your photo onto the front with glue or double-sided tape
•Back of card has fundraiser information 
PHP 350  / pack of 10 cards & 10 envelopes
Proceeds will fund scholarships for deserving teens to attend APEC Schools, a High School chain that offers affordable quality education geared towards helping its graduates achieve employability and career success
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The storied, spirited style of London inspires a Fall collection vibrant with poetic patterns, sophisticated colour stories and distinctive details. From the vintage-tinged romance of Portobello to the polished appeal of Mayfair, a sense of eclecticism influences prints that range from Art Nouveau florals to leopard spots and ombré plaids. Smart wear- to-work essentials are complemented by bolder designs like oversized cardigans, modern moto jackets in unexpected hues and statement parkas ranging from stylishly shrunken to classically quilted. Quintessentially British lace accents add a refined touch to tunic dresses while a luxe sense of early Holiday shimmer is found in

iridescent thread details. This season, there’s no need to cross the pond for a fresh take on English style.

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In the Philippines, Joe Fresh is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and TriNoma Mall. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

We Are Pearls – LegACy Assumption Velada 2017

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I’m so blessed and proud to be part of the pearls ( even if i didn’t dance )

 For 6 weeks they dedicated 8 hours a week to practice then aside from that did another 2-4 hours remedial classes. More important was the bonding :-) And though many of us were not able to participate, we feel their energy and their strength that binds us together :-)  There’s truly no place we’d rather be ! #h2hacbatch87#h2hacvelada

A month ago 5 of us got together one Sunday morning to do a carpool karaoke for #h2hacbatch87video. We decided to do it last minute so we were not able to memorize and practice – obvious ( haha!)  We took one hour for only a second to come out in the video. :-) Again more than the video we submitted which was pathetic ( haha )  I will forever remember this morning – super fun with @manayesg @lauralimrodrigo@lilliannmgmailcom Clarissa. “As long as you are with me, theres no place I’d rather be” #h2hacvelada #h2hbaboons

Meantime 1 hour before performance – AC batch ‘87 Pearls – in the holding room.  Taking photos, practicing some more, taking photos, taking photos haha!!! – Love them all #h2hacbatch87#h2hacvelada

Taste By Grace Home

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 I received these gourmet dips from @gracehomemanila by @thespoiledmummy  around 2 weeks ago Dips and Jam by Grace Home (1)Dips and Jam by Grace Home (2)and finally had the chance to share it with the family.
Dips and Jam by Grace Home (6)The packaging is done so well that even after that time it was still so pretty and fresh like it was just madeDips and Jam by Grace Home (3)Dips and Jam by Grace Home (4)And WOW yummy !

Not only is the packaging so detailed but each and every ingredient – that’s how Grace is – very detailed and very thorough.  Go here

What a great idea to serve them with jam – i was able to finally use my jams and the combination is perfect. Though they sell pairing jams as well – go here @gracehomemanila I even brought out my truffle cream.  To order please text 0906 361 8374 #gracehomemanila #tastebygracehome#h2hcheese
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Kate Spade New York Gift Line

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kate spade new york  showcases  its celebrated tabletop collection by adding to the mix a chic assortment of china, crystal glassware, desk accessories, and flatware, in addition to aclever new gift line. This collection features iconic kate spade new york patterns including signature dots, bows, stripes, and florals with a fresh twist.
BONE CHINA           
Larabee Road Gold—An expansion of the best selling dinnerware collection bearing kate spade new york’s signature dot pattern, Larabee Road is also offered in gold dots and banded in gold. It’s ideal for a festive occasion in need of a hit of glam. The set features five pieces.
Birch Way—The third formal bone china set for spring features a fashion-forward floral motif with tonal accents and a gold band. Its painterly detailing beautifully balances notes of whimsy and sophistication. Birch Way includes five pieces.
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Pearl Street—Pearl Street is kate spade new york’s second European crystal collection, featuring a bubbly gold-dotted decal motif. This offering is available in a goblet, wine, flute, and iced beverage glass.
Malmo Gold—kate spade new York introduces an all-gold flatware pattern, Malmo Gold. Serving up a modern take on traditional settings with a tailored top and beefy squared-off bottom, this collection is 18/10 stainless steel, handwash only and includes five pieces.
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Garden Drive—When it comes to gift giving, kate spade new York delivers in spades with an assortment that delights every taste and occasion. Garden Drive, a new lineup of lively giftables, continues the brand’s toast-worthy tradition with elegant, exciting vases, jewelry boxes and picture frames. Bouquet vases made of European glass with thick gold banding and a pop of color; assorted Lacquer Jewelry Boxes with gold plated closures in bold patterns and fresh colors; picture frames in both single Lacquer anddouble Hingedstyles are available in pink, turquoise, spotand animal prints.
Exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-la