Exotic flora, uplifting aromas and swarms of butterflies accentuated the "Eden of Ten" concept for the event staged in the ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, hosted by Panpuri to celebrate its 10th anniversary as Thailand's leading luxury skincare and aromatherapy brand.
The hosts with three charity-minded celebrities, from left, Sirinya Bishop, Sikanya Saktidej Bhanubhand, Panpuri managing director Vorravit Siripark and accounts director Vasu Surattiantra, and Amat Nimitpark.
The foyer was set up to showcase 10 of Panpuri's most outstanding items amidst 5,000 butterflies which lured guests to capture the memorable night in photos.
On hand to welcome guests was the genial host, Vorravit Siripark, managing director of Puri Co Ltd, along with Vasu Surattiantra, accounts director of the company. Mr Vorravit reminded guests of the company's 10-year journey to success, beginning with the creation of premium organic skincare products made from herbs, plants and flowers carefully sourced from all over Asia and enhanced by distinctive Asian scents. The products offered in artfully designed packaging are now sold not only in Thailand but in 27 branches around the world, with Hollywood stars among the biggest fans.
A video presentation traced the company's success, and throughout dinner candid images of the guests were flashed in a slide show, providing a source of humour around the dinner tables.
Chanond Senadisai and Saivipa Panja.
The event was held to thank Panpuri's VIP customers, and so Mr Vorravit was seen making the rounds, champagne glass in hand, to express his personal appreciation to each and every guest.
The event also served to launch the company's "Helping Hand" charity campaign aimed to give back to society. The campaign was spearheaded by three celebrities: Amat Nimitpark represented the Ban Dek Phra Khun Child Development Centre for children; Sikanya Saktidej Bhanubhand represented Thai Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA); and Sirinya "Cindy" Bishop represented Camillian Home for Children Living With Disabilities.
Famous photographer Mr Amat noted that the Ban Dek Phra Khun centre helps children whose parents have passed away from HIV and children with HIV without families.
Businesswoman Ms Sikanya said she chose TSPCA because she comes from a family of animal lovers.
Model and TV presenter Ms Sirinya chose Camillian centre because the foundation helps children with multiple disabilities, giving them a safe environment and a better life.
With every purchase of Panpuri products nationwide, customers can choose to donate 2% of the sale to any of these three foundations.
The ballroom was set up with two long, parallel tables on either side of a low platform covered with dried flowers. A large rag doll lay slumped in one corner, and along with the dried flowers became props for a contemporary dance performance by Jitti Chompee intended to reflect Thainess on an international level.
To round off a memorable evening, the hosts personally presented a Panpuri product to each guest as a parting gift.
Pretty maids all in a row: Jittima Watanasin, Savitri Paribatra na Ayudhya, Varaluck Levine, Sirinya Bishop, Apasiri Nitibhon Chantrasmi, Rasee Watcharapolmek and Methinee Kingpayome Sharples.