Francesca Book Event in Manila

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What a fabulous celebration!  It was a great privilege to have our first book event in Manila at such a dreamy place as the Pottery Barn Kids store in BGC.  Our hosts were so wonderful and accommodating.  Thank you Donn and team!

With Team PBK PH

We were so excited to share with our guests the story of how Philip & Ana started and where the inspiration for Francesca came from.  We hope they enjoyed the scrumptious little treats from Linden Cafe, the delectable cookies from Cake Avenue and the specialty coffee from Third Swell Brews.

Scrumptious treats! Can you find the Philip & Ana colors in this photo?
Cake Avenue captured the PBK Story Time and P&A theme for the cookies so well.
Francesca’s balloons
Our guests enjoyed the aroma of coffee roasted by Dear Green and expertly poured over by Third Swell Brews

It was such an honor that a director of the National Book Development Board of the Philippines, Mr Balisi, could join us.  We were thrilled to meet Tembong and Samanta (Love & Gravity), Niña (Inquirer), Anne (World Vision Philippines), bloggers Diana and Leah, and many more.  We couldn’t have pulled it off without the support of our wonderful family and friends.

The paper copy (right) and the digital demo (available on Apple iBooks)
We had a fabulous time with our guests
Gel, Francesca’s talented illustrator, signing books
Samantha Sotto, after getting a signed copy of Francesca, graciously signed our copy of Love & Gravity too!
Philip & Ana supports the Education efforts of World Vision Philippines, represented here by Anne, with the people who signed up to sponsor kids during the book event

The stars of the event, of course, were our special little guests, we hope they enjoyed Story Time and the fluttery piñata!

How lucky that we found this butterfly piñata
Bumuhos ang mga sorpresa!
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