From Lucy Torres-Gomez’ column today October 2, 2011 -
Last Christmas I got Juliana one of Daphne’s pretty pastel-colored chairs. I got her the color pink, and after her “oooh”s and “aaah”s (she wanted it the first time she laid eyes on it in a magazine feature) she immediately stationed it beside her desk, with half a dozen of her favorite art and coloring books on top. One lazy Sunday afternoon, she pulled down the heavy shades in our room and re-positioned the chair against the wall by her side of the bed. On it, in lieu of her stack of hardbound books, she placed her little white night lamp, a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul for Kids (she loves reading a few stories every night), and her “Where’s Wally” pamphlet (which is like the imported version of Larry Alcala’s “Slice of Life” artwork that I loved so much as a child). Norah Jones was playing on the CD player and after Juliana fluffed up all her pillows, she turned on the night lamp to softly brighten up the almost dark room (it was raining and the sun was already setting). Snuggling under the sheets she said, “Mama, we are in Paris.”
Read Lucy’s full column at the Philippine Star here.
I ran into Lucy Torres-Gomez at the lobby of Shangri-la Hotel last week. I hadn’t seen her in a while. While waiting for our cars, she told me this story about Juliana and her chair. I thought it was so lovely.
Today, I found out through Jockeylynn at Twitter that she wrote about Juliana’s Daphne chair in her column.
Lucy is one of my most favourite people. She is so incredibly nice. I don’t remember now how we first met – most definitely it was because of our TV work. But we always refer to our old connection – our Tita Ador Gatchalian. She is Lucy’s ninang and the best friend of her mom in Ormoc. Tita Ador is my dad’s second cousin and very close to our family.
It was my first time to see Lucy after she had become a Congresswoman. Thank you Lucy!!
P.S. Note to everyone, all original Daphne Furniture must have a brass seal with my brand’s name on it. This chair is only sold through Rustan’s and soon I will release it in another outlet (yet to be announced). No brass plate = fake. Sorry I have to keep saying that.