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In Photos: Ruffa Gutierrez's Intimate Havana-Themed Birthday Party

 

Havana, ooh nah-nah (ay)! Half of Ruffa Gutierrez’s heart may still be in Havana after her belated Havana-themed birthday celebration last night at Manila House Private Members Club; her birthday is June 24. Hosted by her close friend Pinky Tobiano, the party was intimate but decadently styled with a multitude of personal touches by “Pink Laces,” Pinky‘s event styling endeavor that caters to an exclusive clientele and friends.

The dinner was star-studded with celebrities and close friends such as Alice Dixson, Maricel Laxa and Anthony Pangilian with their daughter Ella, Francis Libiran, Christian Mark Jacobs, Ferdi Salvador, Bubbles Paraiso, Phoemela Baranda, CJ Jaravata, Dong Ronquillo, Aziza Mondoñedo, and of course, the gracious host Pinky Tobiano accompanied by her partner Juancho Robles.  

 

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The lavish dinner menu included Beluga caviar flown in from Russia, croquettes, French onion soup, beetroot salad, and a choice of grilled half chicken with salsa verde, or pan-seared salmon. For dessert, a 3-tier semi naked lemon cake with lemon-infused buttercream frosting from Naked Patisserie was served. The cake was adorned with handmade sugar flowers mirroring the Havana motif for the night. 

 

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Intimate moments were shared as friends took turns giving heartfelt speeches and extending birthday wishes and blessings to Ruffa. During their speeches, the guests commended Ruffa for exhibiting strength and independence as a woman and for doing an exemplary job raising her daughters. Pinky was the last one to give a speech, and she extended her love to Ruffa and congratulated her for her many successes in showbiz and for recently signing up with Cornerstone Entertainment Inc. 

The night was capped off with free flowing champagne and wine and dancing that segued the night of celebrtation into the lounge at Manila House Private Member’s Club.

 

 

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Photographs courtesy of NicePrint Photo