Heart Evangelista's birthday dinner for Alexander Lee, her co-star in My Korean Jagiya, showed two things: the Pinoy hospitality and her talent for table setting.
Getting some help from her cousin and restaurateur Happy Ongpauco, this was what she came up with last July 27, at "Maison Love Marie."
Her Seletti plates were "a mashup of European and Chinese history."
Each piece of this hybrid ware is sold at $78 or PHP3,927 on Amara.com.
The senator's wife usually follows a theme whenever she hosts a dinner.
This one was a "Fil-Spanish" setup.
Those plates were from the Mosaique collection of Heart's favorite brand Hermes, which sells the American dinner plate for $245 or PHP12,300 and the dessert plate for $170 or PHP8,568.
Also part of her dinnerware collection: Spode's Blue Italian design.
A set of four plates is currently priced at $130 or PHP6,500.
Heart has also been learning how to do floral centerpieces and decoration from Happy.
This setting featured National Artist BenCab's collaboration with Rustan's.
The cutlery was from Christofle, a famous manufacturer of fine silver and flatware in Paris.
The "Thai silk orchid yellow-pink" table napkins were from Jim Thompson.
For this lovely Spanish-themed place setting, Heart used collector's pieces inspired by the works of Fornasetti, an Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator, and engraver.
We won't be surprised if Heart's next venture has something to do with styling events and tables.
The actress truly has a keen eye for detail.