‘Vibers’ welcome New Year

10:42 pm | Thursday, January 16th, 2014

PRIVÉ’S Cesca Rivas, Viber country manager Crystal Lee

The social media network Viber ushered some eight million Filipino users in 2014, which was a cause for celebration via a New Year’s Eve countdown in Metro Manila and Boracay, dahlings.

Viber groups were treated to Cosmo Manille’s top night spots such as Republiq Club, Privé Luxury Club, Imperial Ice Bar, Publiko Pub and The Distillery.

At Boracay’s sprawling high-end Epic Club, moi joined the mob of locals and foreign visitors, including Russians escaping from the freezing winter of Europe. Everyone was having a blast partying. Thanks to hot shot Stephen Ku and JM Rodriguez.

Elsewhere in Boracay, there were also countdown parties at The Tides and White House.

In Quezon City, loyal Viber users had a grand countdown at Eastwood City.

Entertainment was provided by world-class performers such as Jessica Sanchez of “American Idol” fame, Bamboo, South Border, Up Dharma Down, and Viber DJ ambassador Ace Ramos. Joyce Pring and Boys Night Out’s Sam YG hosted the fab Eastwood happening attended by over 6,000 people.

At 12 midnight, there was a dazzling Star Drop followed by a grandioso fireworks display.

BORING Kang,Neil Paras, Alex Habaluyas, Erik Cua, Jamie Laciste

For extras, Viber minions decked in their purple outfits did a surprise performance to an Icona Pop hit track.

Viber groups had a blast during the trés exclusive purple Viber shots and the purple balloon drop. King of nightlife Eric Cua and Viber DJ ambassadors Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, Martin Pulgar and Marc Naval kept the crowds dancing till the sun was peeking through the horizon, dahlings.

“Viber is the preferred messaging and calling app of over eight million Filipino users,” said Viber country manager Crystal Lee. “Vibers lets everyone in the world connected. Freely. Over 200 million users worldwide text, call, send photos, videos, doodles, and locations on their mobile, tablet and desktop for free through Viber.

Viber is free for the following platforms—desktop, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Nokia.

ANDI Manzano and husband GP Reyes

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Nuvo chef’s birthday bash

Monsieur Xavier Btesh, general manager and international chef of popular Nuvo, turned 46 a week ago and close pals, fresh from their exhausting holidays came out to party with him, dahlings.

Xavier’s bash began with an “asalto” on the eve of his birthday with his close pals who called themselves “Xavier’s Angels,” who are all women achievers—Joi Natividad, Christine San Diego, Cheska Winebrenner, Cha Cha Abatayo, Vangie Montalbo, Lydia Cosico and Jean Philippe Henry.

Patrick Reyno and moi went to the swanky bar to greet him, “Joyeux Anniversaire!”

The following day, Xavier had another treat for his pals such as Sapna Uttam, Arrun Bhavnani, Ramesh Bhavnani, Meena Bhavnani, Marivi Armas and Xavier Ryan Singh.

RAYVER Cruz, Gerald Anderson

From his successful stint in Paris, St. Tropez in the south of France, and Morocco, chef Xavier came to Manille in 2012 and transformed Nuvo into one of the top popular spots at Greenbelt 2 in Makati, dahlings, making it the chic partyphiles’ favorite hub.

Aside from cooking, his job requires him to go around the tables and entertain diners and guests, who easily warm up to the sinfully good-looking chef.

Top sellers of Nuvo Bar and Resto are definitely the truffle and mushroom bruschetta, Chilean sea bass and green mango tarte, scallops, lentil salad the French way, and pasta in the parmesan block with white truffle and mushroom.

The menu on New Year’s Eve in Nuvo was totally divine: foie gras ravioli with champagne sauce; creamy pumpkin and truffle soup; lemon sorbet; black Angus steak topped with foie gras (Rossini way); and black and white chocolate duo delice.

AMY Strawford, KC Santi, Liz Kavoosi

Check out the super fab live band on the terrace and the chic and classy interiored dining room of Nuvo, dahlings.

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