City of Dreams Manila: the place where dreams come true. A world-class entertainment at the Philippine’s most luxurious resort, hotel, & casino. “The resort consists of six hotel towers with 938 rooms, which includes a Nobu Hotel, Nuwa (formerly Crown Towers) and a Hyatt Hotel. It has 289 gaming tables, 1,620 slot machines and 176 electronic table games. A feature of the casino resort is the dome-like structure called Fortune Egg which houses two international nightclubs namely, Chaos and Pangaea. It also contains a 60,000-80,000 sq.m. shopping mall called The Shops at The BoulevardA theme park is also located within the property called DreamPlay built in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation (Wikipedia).

You might think what does a resort in the Philippines have to do with Eliiss in Tuscany? And we honestly thought the same when we first received their invitation. But the link was soon after very clear: they were searching for a unique experience to offer to their dragons players, the most VIP players of the Casino. In a world where money can buy everything, products are just not enough anymore. Experience is what they need. We must admit that City of Dreams is the perfect example of how much a Casino cares about its VIP players. At City of dreams rewarding means much more than just a gala dinner. It means much more than just a gift. It means going beyond any expectation. It means taking a piece of Tuscany to the Philippines, just for the night, just for you, to let you experience something unique. In collaboration with Eliiss, City of Dreas organised a gala dinner during which every VIP player could customise his bespoke artisanal bag. A dedicated Eliiss corner was created, where the Eliiss team was meeting the players, one by one, to create, together, their very own artisanal bag. Different designs to choose from, details personalisation, endless combinations of leather samples, colours and much more. The feeling of being part of the creation was for them something simply unique that goes beyond the product itself. And the feeling of wearing something that has been designed and created just for you, with your own personal touch, is a feeling that only people who experienced it can describe. Let’s admit it. When you can afford everything on the market, every bag, every pair of shoes, how can they still excite you? When you buy a branded bag, you soon replace it with the latest design. But when you create a bag yourself, this is all another story. It’s part of you and you are part of it. Your choices, your taste, your touch are the soul of the bag. And the fact that you are the only one in the world owning that bag, with that style, with those colours and that leather, it’s something that can not be compared to an ordinary shopping experience.

Each design created that night was then passed to the artisan team in Tuscany who worked no stop for the weeks after. Each bag has been 100% handcrafted in Tuscany. One by one, one after another one. The best leather has been used for each creation. And every bag has been signed with the “creator” initials, to make it even more special and personal. It has been a pleasure to work with City of Dreams Manila for this wonderful event, and knowing that there is a bit of Tuscany in the Philippines as well, is a very rewarding feeling.