As a mother, I can only hope that the values and principles I deem important reach my children in a way that they will live by them even after their own children have made an entrance into this world. I understand that my legacy in this lifetime really IS my children, and I suppose that’s why I consider motherhood the most important job I have. As a mother, I know I am shaping the future with what I teach my children, how I raise them, how much they contribute to the greater good of society, and that’s the legacy which I will pass on.
This Mother’s Day, Sofitel is honoring the legacy that has been passed on by mothers all over the world in sharing recipes of 9 valued employees, inherited from their mothers and grandmothers. This tribute to motherhood, made with love, is the basis of A Mother’s Day Legacy at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila.
Special dishes will be served in Spiral and the nostalgia of mom’s good ole home cooking cannot be denied.
Sofitel’s Mother’s Day celebration, will begin on the evening of May tenth and continue through the week. What I like most about this week long celebration is that it is done in partnership with the provincial government of Ilocos Norte, well known embroidery experts Bergamo, and the basket weaving skills of S.C. Vizcarra. Traditions like these, as we all know, are often passed on through the generations of women who perfect the intricate and delicate works of art through fabric and weaving.
If you decide to take advantage of the special Mother’s Day “staycation” rates and treat Mom to a little break, or even if you just bring the family out for brunch at Spiral onMother’s Day, know in advance that you will enjoy the rich culture brought to the table not just through the 21 ateliers, but with other special events, displays, and workshops set up through out Spiral. Simply checking in for a staycation during the weekend of Mother’s Day will treat Mom to a three strand freshwater pearl bracelet!
Spiral will showcase the beautiful handwoven Abel Iloco fabric from Ilocos Norte, in a fashion line designed by Ryan Madamba which gives the “traditional fabric a modern twist through a resort and evening collection” on Tuesday May thirteenth. If diners would like to view the intricate work that the weavers and embroiders do, they can explore the workshops and displays strategically nestled throughout the dining area.
But really, one of the most interesting stories which hit home for me was the story of the “Dragon Lady.” Editha Aguinaldo-Dacuycuy was awarded the most outstanding commercial crop by the Philippine government in 2001. She began cultivating Dragon Fruit which is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals for her daughter who has cerebral palsy. Her love for her daughter led her to cultivate the first organic (award winning) dragon fruit plantation in the Northern Philippines.
Sofitel will take the opportunity during the special fashion show to honor mothers who have made their mark in their respective fields and raise families of their own. Mothers in attendance for the fashion show will have the opportunity to win prizes from Jewelmer and L’Oreal Paris and other guests will have the opportunity to win prizes from Estee Lauder.
After enjoying a filling lunch from Spiral and learning more about the dishes that will be featured as early as this coming Saturday, the SoMoms were surprised with a special flower arranging workshop by Sofitel’s in house Botanical Specialist, Larry Pagsanjan.
I think we did a great job! What do you think?
A Mother’s Day Legacy Sofitel Manila Spiral Brunch is from 12nn-3pm. Rate is set at Php3,550++ for adults and Php 1,500++ for kids. Dinner is Php2,550 for adults and Php 1,300++ for kids Kids 4 years old and below are free. Fashion Show Spiral dinner is Php 2,550++ for adults and Php 1,300++ for kids. Kids 4 years old and below are free. For reservations call 832-6988 or 551-5555. you can also emai: firstname.lastname@example.org