VIP Swing by Becky Garcia

Camille’s Adieu Parties The lively, lovely & afable Camille Agbayani came into the country quietly a year after her last visit. She was lucky enough to be released from a five-day quarantine just in time for the lowering of the IATF alert  to level 2.    Despite her busy schedule attending to her various business interests in LA where she is based consisting of a medical spa, the L’Aura Wellness, holder of the franchise of Mutya Pilipinas California beauty pageant, a few home care, hospice, congregate, real estate etc., she used to come home to Manila 3-4 times a year pre-pandemic. Like most of us, she underwent tough times during the past year contemplating how and when she will see her only grandchild Ayana again, her mom, family & friends. She was therefore overjoyed when she also had chances to meet up & party with her closest friends. 

The numerous despedida parties thrown for her speak of how well loved this lady is, starting with the dinner hosted by the generous Interior designer par excellance Cocoy Cordoba at his well appointed Ayala Alabang residence, followed by a sit down dinner curated & prepared by my better half Dr. George Sarakinis, a dinner hosted by her loving sister Atty. Manette Agbayani at Hai Shin Lou, & the final despedida thrown by loving couple Ricky Laurel & Yoli Ayson at the very impressive Sky Deck View Bar of the Bayleaf Hotel  owned by the famous Laurel family. Guests were awed by the magnificent 360 degrees view. It was simultaneous with the blowing of birthday cakes of Yoli herself, my ninong Abe Licaros & Joy Fong. 

To a very dear friend/sister, Camille, bon voyage. We expect more of you especially now that  most areas of the country have been downgraded to Alert level 1. Looking forward to a better life and robust economy under the new normal. We will miss you sis Camille and look forward to your next visit.